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Welcome to the latest episode of The Simply Smart Business Show. In this show I’ll be talking about the different strategies and tools that have helped me build a successful, six-figure business.

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Six-figure business is a hot topic for people. You see many experts promising that you too will be able to achieve that level of success if you follow their get rich quick scheme. That’s not my game. There is no silver bullet. It takes a lot to make a business successful.

However, I do think there are certain things that can help you get to that point. As well as just “doing the work”, of course.

Mindset

Denise Duffield-Thomas’s Lucky Bitch Bootcamp really inspired me to do well in my business. It helped me work on a lot of the mindset stuff that had been holding me back – it was a discussion in her Facebook group that inspired this podcast, actually.

I honestly believe that without mindset and belief you’re not going to make it. I’ve talked about it in previous episodes – these are two areas I’ve really had to work on over the years. Self-doubt and blocks crop up for everyone. It takes an awful lot of work and dedication to smash through those things, but my God, it’s worth it!

There is no cure for insecurity, but I’ve built my confidence. I believe in myself now – I know what I’m really, really good at. I know where I stand out, where I’m different to my peers, and what I bring to the table.

Compliments

Another thing that’s helped me is to learn how to take compliments. Hearing people say nice things to me used to make me feel uncomfortable, but now I take those compliments and use them to bolster my confidence, and move me forward.

If you struggle in that area, it’s time to do something about it. If you’re not sure what steps to take, ping me a message.

Fear of failure

My next one is the fear of taking risks, or being afraid of failing. Now, mistakes and failure don’t exist in my vocabulary. For me, they are simply really, really important lessons to set you on the right path. We need these lessons. We need them to understand what works and what doesn’t.

Don’t be afraid of taking risks and don’t hold yourself back. If you’ve got an idea, try it. If it doesn’t work, put it down to experience. Learn from that lesson. Move onto the next thing.

Accepting help

I am an independent little soul, and I’ve struggled for years to ask for help. That just doesn’t work when you’re growing a business. No woman is an island. We need help in so many different ways, even if that’s just support from friends and family, or coaches and mentors, or business buddies.

As you get bigger you start to realise who your true friends are. The ones that have your back no matter what. You need that honesty and backup. Finding those people and holding onto them is really important.

The biggest thing for me was knowing when to outsource and build a team, because you can’t do everything as an entrepreneur. You just can’t. My team is massively important to me – I’ve been building this team for the past year and a half, and I’d really struggle without them.

Ego

As we become more well-known, it’s easy for your ego to take over. Part of my own mindset work was to make sure I stood in my own power as a woman and entrepreneur, but to stay down-to-earth, to prevent my ego from taking over. I never want to think that I’m better than someone, or too good for something. I just don’t want to be that person. Humility is important to me.

Comparison

It’s easy to get caught up comparing yourself to others. We see our peers doing wonderful things online, and it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that’s what you should be doing.

For me, the trick is to stay in your own lane, and focus on your own vision and dreams.

Integrity

I’ve said it time and again – integrity is my core value. Sticking with my integrity both in my personal life and in my business is hugely important to me. It’s what keeps me in alignment.

My integrity helps me attract people that are honest, and authentic, and transparent. If they aren’t those things, I can’t be there. It feels wrong.

Integrity is also about not letting your emotions rule the roost when you’re sealing with tricky situations. It says a lot about you as a person if you handle those things in a positive way.

Consistency

Consistency is a massive success factor for a lot of people. It’s about:

  • showing up every day
  • taking action towards your goals every day
  • being consistent with your content
  • being consistent with your email marketing
  • being consistent everything you do – even when you don’t feel like it

My simple, smart 90 day planner has really helped me on this front. If you’re struggling with consistency, find a planner or a tool that will help you out with that.

Balance

People underestimate the importance of work/life balance. Getting that balance right is about investing in your head and in your body, as well as in your business.

We have sleepless nights. We work long hours. All of that is tough, so it’s important to put the energy back in. It makes sure you’re working at your optimum level.

It’s something I still get wrong on occasion, but I recognise the importance of it. But you need to take responsibility for your well-being on this front, and prioritise it.

My next focus is going to be moving on from a six-figure business to a seven-figure one – once I get there I’ll share what helped me do it.

If this episode prompted any light bulb moments, please do share them below.

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