If you are here, you are probably wondering who I am and why I am kind of OBSESSED with systems.
The thing is, we become entrepreneurs and business owners in part because we want control of our own lives. Of our time, of when we go to work, and when we can just turn off and do the things that light our soul on fire.
I’ve been in business since my oldest was born. I just couldn’t imagine leaving her every day to go to a job I didn’t quite hate or love, it was pretty easy but it didn’t light me up. And to leave my precious baby (who had a teensy bit of a rough start with allergies and such) with someone else who wasn’t family just gutted me.
So I set out to start my own business. Which sounded great in theory, but I was always glued to my computer while trying to raise my precious baby girl. I was always close to her and spent every waking minute with her, but I was stressed and busy and kind of overwhelmed. But this is what I signed up for, so I kept slogging – working for clients, selling myself, and being the primary caregiver for my daughter.
Then my son was born. My oldest was now in preschool, but again, I was tied to my computer and stressed all the time. But I kept going. Because I knew I was destined to be successful and I had more to give and do. I was doing ok as a business owner, but not lighting the world on fire.
Then, when we found out #3 was coming, I KNEW something had to change. I needed to get serious about what I was doing and putting the right energy and time in so I wasn’t glued to my computer all day long. And I re-wrote my business plan and spend a ton of time systemizing my business. I got better at my booking process (automation for the win!), marketing funnels (still a work in progress!), created products that helped people learn from me without working 1:1, and started adding group programs. Those changes created a sea-change in my business.
Fast forward to 2019, I have systems in place that help me get my clients prepared for our in-depth projects, am streamlining my processes even more to get results FASTER and be able to help more clients see what systems can do for them, and am building some really cool knowledge bases to help other business owners grow and build businesses that are EFFORTLESS.
While I still have an intimate relationship with both my laptops and my crazy desktop workstation (I love double monitors!), I can definitely say that my business has evolved using the same techniques I help my clients employ. It has been a crazy road and I can’t say it has always been easy, but I so enjoy helping people get to where I am (and beyond!) FASTER and with years of experience of what works and what doesn’t. And I will tell you, I still am learning! I joined Digital Course Academy this year AND B-School in additon to working on my MBA from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I keep learning because it makes MY business better and it helps my clients even more!