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Genius can show up in as many ways as there are human beings." That list of things you do well is full of genius. Your unique talents hold the secret to funding all the travel around your dream map.

5 Days to Build a Better Business: Grand Finale

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5 Days to Build a Better Business: Grand Finale

Day 1 

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

You’ve reached the grand finale of 5 Days to Build a Better Business series! Congratulations, and I hope you’ve enjoyed it! I’m building my best business in 2013, and in keeping with that intention, I’ll be teaming up with Tim here of Handmadeology to lead a course to help you do the same. Here’s your final exercise of the series:

Remove the Speed Bumps in Your Business

Let’s wrap this up by brainstorming ways you can speed your travel along your dream map (day 4). We’ll utilize some of the exercises you’ve completed along the way (days 1-3), so have them handy.

Imagine all of those things you don’t like about your business (day 2) as obstacles or speed bumps en route to your destination. We want to find solutions for these energy drains, because they can truly slow you down every single day. Just as there are only 1,440 minutes in a 24 hour period, there are only so many units of attention you have during your waking hours.

You must begin to pay attention to where you apply your attention.

Just like time, you can’t waste attention and use it productively at once. For example, I can’t obsessively click around the internet waiting for something to happen and make something happen at the same time. I have to choose one or the other.

That is why what you don’t like is so important. Your list is filled with giant speed bumps that manifest in the form of procrastination, resistance, negative influence, and the invisible sandbags you might carry on your back. When you think about some of the items on your list of dislikes, can you not feel the energy zap it causes? Whether it’s a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach or a noisy cluster of mental confusion, that energy zap physically shows itself in one way or another, literally slowing you down.

You’ll want to remove those speed bumps to reach all of the goals on your dream map. In order to do so, take a hard look at your list of dislikes and figure out what it’s going to take to delegate that task, learn that new skill, set a comfortable budget, or rearrange the situation–whatever the unpleasant thing may be, you need to come up with some solutions for it.

Your final mission, should you choose to accept it: Come up with at least two creative solutions for each item on your “What I don’t like about my business” list. Pretend that you have unlimited resources and plenty of time to remove each obstacle, and write down every imaginable possibility that comes to mind.

If your “What I don’t like” list and dream map are anything like mine, you’ll need money to work on your obstacles and objectives. To earn this, we are going to revisit your “I’m SO good at this!” list (day 3).

Let me preface this final exercise concerning money with this important message:

You are part of an infinite and creative universe that is ever-expanding. You’re made of the same stuff as that universe, and your own resources and potential are equally creative, ever-expanding, and infinite. Money is only one of the resources just waiting for you to enter its abundant flow. It is exchanged all around you, and right to you, every day — just like the air you breathe.

Conversely, if you believe money is hard to attain, it will always be hard for you to attain it. That said, you can use your “I’m SO good at this!” list to find new and creative ways to tap into that ever-expanding, infinite flow of money.

Wayne Dyer said, “Genius can show up in as many ways as there are human beings.” That list of things you do well is full of genius. Your unique talents hold the secret to funding all the travel around your dream map.

How can you perform those things you do well in service of others?

It’s like playing connect the dots. What is on your list that can be combined, or done in new ways, that will bring you more income? There are a million ways to combine your talents to boost your revenue. All you have to do, right now, is recognize them.

Thank you for following this 5-Day Series, and again, I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey. This is just a sample of the type of content Tim and I have been creating for the course we’re launching soon. I hope you’ll join us, and commit to unlocking your own infinite potential. Until next time~

{This content is adapted from a report I wrote and offer on Marketing Creativity titled, The Success Series}

Join us: Tuesday, January 29 at 7PM EST. Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today!  CLICK HERE to sign register.

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9 comments

  1. Thank you so much for putting all of this together. This has been both helpful and insightful.

    Now – I’m going to do what I should have done more of last year: close my laptop and get to work!

    My spot it already reserved for Tuesday ;-)

  2. Thanks for all the info. My question is one of Etsy and I am not sure you can help.
    My shop is Ma Goose Mercantile and I have had my Etsy storefront for a little over a year. I am frustrated with my product placement on the relevance pages. When I have asked for help from Etsy I have been told to check my tags, product titles, that the more product I have in my store the better my placement etc. The more I question Etsy it seems the worse my placement. The only way I can be seen is to purchase the search adds. Yet many stores, who do not purchase the adds have much better visibility than do I. It is impossible to sell anything on Etsy if the product can’t be seen by a prospective customer! I feel helpless and don’t know where to turn for help.

    Thanks,
    Dennis Hockerman

    • Hi Dennis,
      What you have there is a very common problem, and the fact of the matter is, it’s only going to get worse. When Etsy first opened, every good seller got a lot of exposure, because they were big fish in a small pond. The market was more crowded when I opened in 2010, but it was still pretty easy to stand-out and get yourself found.

      Today on Etsy, you’re more than 1 in a million, and Etsy’s focus is (and really always has been) on building the business of Etsy.

      I’ve seen success on Etsy, and it’s because I have never relied on them for traffic. I’ve always driven and built my own customer base, and used Etsy as a host. Now more than ever, it’s important you do the same. I hope you’ll join our webinar because Tim and I are combining our efforts to help you build your creative business, your way. All the best~

  3. Thank you so much. This has given me a lot to think about and a lot to do. I am hoping this will help me figure how to get to my destination. LOL. I will not be able to join tomorrow, the time is bad for me. Do you plan on having a second session?

    Thank you so much. I learn so much from this site. Now is time for me to get off that park bench and make something happen.

    Sherri

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