Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed, burned out, and not knowing what to focus on in your business? Are you missing out on moments with your family and friends because of a never ending to do list?
Join me each week on the brand new Let’s Talk Lady Biz podcast where I’ll be sharing actionable tips and strategies to help you build a business that feels fun and uses your unique strengths while making the money you desire.
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Let’s jump right in to our first episode! Today we’re going to talk about what success means to you. The purpose of the podcast is to help you go after what you want, but you need to know what it is you actually want.
There’s a quote by Yogi Berra, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.”
And that was exactly what happened to me.
A few years ago I was working a miserable corporate job and everyday on my drive to work, after a frantic morning of waking up at 5am, rushing to get dressed, get my hair and makeup done, eat breakfast, make coffee and get out the door, I’d think about how much I hated going into that office.
I was constantly wishing for the week to hurry up and I was really only enjoying my life from Friday at 5 until Sunday night when the Sunday scaries set it.
I didn’t know what I wanted, but I knew that wasn’t it.
Eventually I discovered the world of online business and I thought “OMG this is perfect, but what would people even pay me for?”.
At the time, Virtual Assistants were becoming really popular and I had been an assistant for my parents company while I was in high school and college so that seemed like the obvious thing to do since I had a lot of experience in that area.
I didn’t have a big picture goal I didn’t really have the end game in mind, I just knew I wanted to book clients and work for myself.
I ended up quitting my full-time job to work a part-time retail job while I grew my business.
I learned that I was actually an awesome virtual assistant and I was booking the most amazing clients.
On the outside, it looked like everything was perfect, my services were fully booked out, I was working from home, I was able to stay home with my daughter, who was only 3 months old. But, it wasn’t until I was at a business retreat and I was writing down my ideal day and my ideal week that I realized everything I was writing down was the complete opposite of what I was currently living.
I wrote down in my notebook – I think I built the wrong business.
So I flew home that weekend, and in true Kayleigh fashion, I fired all my clients that Monday morning and started only focusing on things that supported the life I wanted to live.
And that’s why I wanted this to be the first episode of the podcast because you need to know where you’re going so that you can take the right steps needed to help you get there.
If you woke up, and it’s 5 years from now, what does your life look like?
How are you spending your days
How are you working with people?
How much are you working?
What’s exciting you and making you want to wake up in the morning?
You have to define success on your terms and not look to other people to help paint your picture of success.
This is your life and your business.
YOU have to wake up every day and live this life.
So decide what you want and focus only on the things that will help you get it.
Every time you sit down to work, ask yourself “is this helping me build the business and life I want?”.
Once you know where you’re going, you’ll be able to see more clearly the steps needed to get there, and you’ll get there a heck of a lot faster.
Know that I’m rooting for you, I’m in your corner, and you have the power to make your dreams come true.
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