As an entrepreneur with a thriving corporate culture consultancy and coaching business, my life can be pretty chaotic. Add onto that my status as a foster (soon-to-be adoptive!) mom and the chaos tornado really kicks up!
Growing my company while managing 6+ foster care appointments per week between therapies, home visits and doctors appointments has taught me two things:
1. Work/Life Balance is NOT a myth.
My business does not need 100% of my time, but it does need 100% of my focus during the time I’ve designated for it. Not only that, but my focus has to be on things that create a RETURN ON INVESTMENT.
2. Investing in programs is worth it.
The biggest shift in my business came when I started to believe I AM WORTH MY OWN INVESTMENT. People invest in those who invest in themselves.
If you don’t believe you’re worth investing in, how can you convince anyone else to invest in you?
That sounds like a cliché from every self-help book out there, but trust me – I’m not just saying that. Last year I invested nearly $14,000 in myself. I invested in coaches, systems training and courses to learn how to optimize my marketing and sales processes. I’m telling you the amount because I want you to know I practice what I preach.
But just because I made a financial investment didn’t guarantee these results. The key is, I invested my money and then I invested my time to implement what I learned. I changed my processes and mindset based on what the experts I hired suggested, and that turned out to be a successful strategy!
Using the skills I learned last year, I now have service offerings that enable me to make that money back with just one corporate client. I’m not bragging here! I say this with intentions of full transparency and proof of the FROTI (Financial Return On Time Invested) Investing in myself increased my impact in this world!
Are you ready to make an investment in you? Then get paid, Mama!
Because you really DON'T have to pick.