Strategy & Soul for the Rising Entrepreneur: Let’s Get Organized! Prepping for Success

Hello gorgeous! Welcome to my blog Strategy & Soul for the Rising Entrepreneur! I’m Sarah Rose, your guide to helping you create your dream business working flexibly online, allowing you to earn what you’re worth and design a life you love!

This week I want to dive into getting organized for success, because it’s true that you have to go first, and the universe will follow. That means if you’ll start taking action now, moving in the direction of pursuing all that you want, big shifts will start to happen before your very eyes. Doors will open to you and people and opportunities will come into your life that you never dreamed possible! But it’s not going to drop into your lap unless you take some proactive steps to get the ball moving. So let’s start with some basic strategies to get you prepping for success from today forward.

Attraction Marketing 101: Clean up your social media feeds. Remove any photos or posts of you drunk, swearing, criticizing someone, anything political or controversial or negative. Make sure you have a great profile picture of just you looking into the camera, no sunglasses, no cats, dogs, kids or funky filters. It doesn’t have to be professional, but it does need to be updated and fresh.

Your cover photo can showcase your lifestyle, you doing you and what you love with whom you love. You can also create a professional looking cover in Canva (http://www.canva.com) a free drag and drop website that I use almost daily to create covers, posts, events, etc. You could add a photo of yourself and text with your four core pillars. These are the things in your life that you’re most passionate about. Maybe that’s being a mama; maybe it’s that you’re embarking on a journey of transformation either spiritually, financially or pertaining to health and wellness. Maybe it’s that you’re into fundraising or sports or you’re a travel junkie or yoga fanatic. Basically, your cover introduces you to your audience, attracting the people to your page who are gonna love your stuff and repelling the people who won’t. And that’s a good thing, it means you’ll be building your community of warrior women who are going to love your content, want to hang out in your space, and buy whatever it is that you’re selling! Get over FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) on the people who won’t want to follow you, if you’re marketing to everyone you’re diluting your message and you’ll be marketing to no one. This way you’ll nail your niche from the start (more on this to come!).

An example of my Facebook Cover Photo

Your feed is your free tv channel, so how you portray yourself and what you’re posting about needs to flow and be in alignment so that it makes sense to your audience and who you’ll be attracting. When you show up consistently every day to post only about your four core passions, your audience won’t be able to get enough of your soul-led content!

Is this making sense so far?

Then if you haven’t already, stop what you’re doing right now, and go on Amazon to purchase a beautiful calendar that resonates with you, that you get excited every time you look at it and touch it. My favorite is the Law of Attraction planner because I can look at my month and weeks at a glance, and have plenty of space to add in my DMOs (Daily Method of Operation), plus there are so many inspiring quotes, journal prompts, intention and goal setting exercises, and of course stickers. Because secretly, who doesn’t love stickers?

Then as soon as it arrives, take the time to sit down and map out your entire year. If you have children, pull up their school calendar for this year and the next school year on Google. Go ahead and write those dates in, as well as holidays, birthdays, any travel plans you have, classes, or other work obligations and/or personal commitments. That way as you start taking action daily and your business starts to build, you don’t overbook or double book yourself; plus you’ll see how much time you really do have to invest every single day into growing your business. Make personal growth and development a part of your DMO as well, create space and time each day for meditation, listening to a podcast and/or reading something that will solidify your mindset and teach you the strategies you need to take yourself from where you are today to where you want to go tomorrow and beyond.

And yes to squeeze it all in, you may have to get up a bit earlier or stay up a bit later. This week I changed up a few habits and it’s amazing how much extra time I have in my day, just by setting my alarm 15 minutes earlier and getting straight into the shower. Before, I’d sleep until the last minute, get my daughter to school and start my morning routine when I got home. And some days I would spend in yoga clothes, pjs or my robe, no makeup, hair in a bun, and not get in the shower until like one or two in the afternoon! If you’re serious about growing into the woman who can be, do and have it all, you’re going to have to shake it up a bit and do some things differently! In becoming her, you’ve got to go ahead and do the things she would do now. Again, you go first and the Universe will follow. Sloths we are not!

If you love these tips and want to learn more about how to build an automated online business without the grind and hustle, reach out to me at http://m.facebook.com/createsuccesswithsarah with your email address so I can add you to my list and we can stay in touch! I’m also opening up space right now to work with five ambitious women in February, and can tell you these spaces are going to go fast! So if you’re coachable, ready to get to work with no excuses, and serious about taking control of your financial future and creating outrageous wealth, please reach out to me to book in a discovery call! I can’t wait to hear from you!

The best is yet to come babe!

Your success coach,

Sarah Rose

These are a few of my favorite things! January Downloads are here!

Hey gorgeous rising entrepreneur! Welcome to my blog Strategy & Soul for the Rising Entrepreneur! I’m Sarah Rose, your success coach here to share with you my top mindset and business tips to help you smash your goals and turn your dreams into reality in 2020 and beyond!


Speaking of which…How is your 2020 so far? Is January everything you expected it to be and more? Are you on track for your goals this month and this quarter? Be honest!
If you’re struggling to push past the holiday hangover, you want to have more drive and determination than ever before and feel and look your best so you can level up to the next version of yourself, but you don’t quite know where to start, then you’re going to LOVE today’s message where I’m sharing with you a few of my favorite things that will raise your vibe so high and get your mojo ON POINT!

If success is an inside job, then we need to make sure we have personal growth and development as part of our DMO (Daily Method of Operation). How are you building your mindset muscle so that every single morning you wake up beyond a shadow of a doubt that everything you ever wanted and more is on it’s way to you? How are you increasing your confidence to push past fear and do the thing that must be done? 


Every morning, I take time to listen to Abraham Hicks and set my intention for the day, and read for 20-30 minutes. I’ve just finished Marie Forleo’s Everything is Figureoutable, and couldn’t recommend it more. Take time to do the exercises at the end of every chapter, don’t just think the answers through but write them out. Clarity is key, and when you get crystal clear on what you want, the how becomes easy! 


Next up is Gabby Bernstein’s Super Attractor, which comes highly recommended from friends who have recently sat in her audience! Super excited to start this! 

Oh! And speaking of getting crystal clear, who doesn’t love a brand new planner, a blank canvas upon which to write out your vision, your dreams, your goals and plans for how you are going to achieve them in 2020? I couldn’t be without my Law of Attraction Planner, it keeps me organized, focused, and more excited about the days, weeks and months to come than ever before! Plus who doesn’t love stickers?!

Beyond mindset, I believe that beauty starts from the inside out, and that’s why I’m so excited to be starting my Clean 9 Cleanse, a 9 day program that literally pulls the chemicals and toxins from the body! When doing this program in the past, I find myself sleeping better, I have more energy, my skin is glowing, and I’m losing pounds as well as inches!
You can eat all nine days from a list of approved fruits and veggies, plus you’re drinking aloe and fiber, taking a Garcinia appetite suppressant, and Therm, a metabolic booster. Oh and you get to have either a chocolate or vanilla protein shake as a meal replacement! Days one and two are the hardest, but then days three through nine you can incorporate 600 calories a day for women and 800 calories a day for men (that’s in addition to the free foods and shakes, and believe it or not you have so many options for that 600-800 calories a day!). I believe so much in the program, I’ve started a FREE Facebook Group where we share low calorie, gluten-free recipes that are acceptable to eat during the program; along with low-impact fitness ideas, a ton of humor and support. Click the button below to join the group and learn more! Or if you’re ready to order your Clean 9 kit now, click on the photo… the only decision you have to make is the flavor of your aloe and your shakes (try the Cranberry aloe drink and vanilla shake if you want my personal fave!)!

Sometimes the smallest edit in our lives can create the biggest impact! My intention for 2020 is to help you become even more successful than your wildest, craziest dreams! So if you’re ready to create your dream business, earn what you’re worth and design a life you love, let’s go! Reach out to me at http://bit.ly/sarahroseglobal to book in your discovery call so we can put your plan in place to achieve it all in 2020 and beyond! I can’t wait to hear from you!

Strategy & Soul for the Rising Entrepreneur

Who Is This Chick Anyway?

Hello gorgeous! Welcome to my blog Strategy & Soul for the Rising Entrepreneur! If you’re looking to elevate in 2020 and beyond, you are in the right place!


You may be wondering who is this chick anyway? Which is why I wanted to pop by today to give you a little bit of background and context so you’ll know how and why we are on this journey together! And don’t worry, I’m not posting my entire autobiography in one go here, more to show you that we are probably more alike than we are different!


I was raised by my mom, a single mom of three little kids under the age of ten. With six figures in debt and on her own financially, she determined to find a way to not just get ahead, but give us a dream life. From those dark days when it became difficult to buy groceries, she found the vehicle to help her do just that, and created a multiple seven figure business, becoming sought after as a speaker, trainer, coach and author worldwide.
When in college I asked her if I could attend a semester at sea, she said yes, and I literally sailed around the world for four months, taking classes on a cruise ship and exploring thirteen ports of call from South America to Africa on to India and all across Asia. Thus my love affair with travel was born. 


My twenties were spent aimlessly trying to find out what I wanted to do with my life, as I quickly learned I was not cut out for traditional employment. I didn’t like someone else telling me what to do and I grew bored easily, being tied to a desk and building someone else’s dreams with no flexibility, time freedom or money left over at the end of the month to follow my dream of continuing to travel the world!


Another passion was (and still is) interior design, and so I sought out an internship before launching my own successful company. That’s about the time I met my husband, Neil who is also an entrepreneur. We married and had our daughter Sophie, and with his business thriving, we decided I would stay at home with little one.


Fast forward a few years later when we hit an unexpected financial disaster and lost just about everything overnight. Finding ourselves starting over much later in life, it was clear that I had to go back to work. But as I pondered my dismal options, I realized that what I lacked (in addition to prosperity and abundance!) was clarity and direction for what I wanted to do with my life. I knew I wanted to do something purposeful, something that I could get passionate about, have fun with, and use my creative powers. Flexibility was also key, because I couldn’t face giving up the time freedom to raise my daughter. I didn’t want to miss a single precious moment of her childhood. 


So when it became difficult to figure out how we were going to pay the rent, I had to make a decision and fast, and that’s when I found my other passion: helping ambitious women (and a few men!) to see that there is another way. That by harnessing the power of social media, in this modern era, anyone can build an online empire working flexibly from home. All you need is wifi and a dream! 


As if by magic, the vehicle presented itself to me, and I threw myself in head first with no excuses, learned as much as I could as fast as I could, and now I’m living my passion! In just the last two years, I’ve been able to take Sophie to Barcelona, Dubai, Stockholm, Rome, Monte Carlo, Thailand, and this year we are headed to Australia and the Bahamas, and beyond. Now with a blend of mindset and strategy, I’m coaching others how they too can earn what they’re worth and design a life they love! 

Sophie and me at a dinner party in Pattaya, Thailand


When the student is ready, the teacher appears! If you find yourself in a dark place in your life, or if you’re looking to make a change, reach out to me and let’s book in a discovery call. I’d love to share more of my story with you, and learn what you’re going through and how I can help. There is a way out, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. 


You were made for so much more, and now is your time to be, do and have it all. To rise, to elevate, to ascend and live your best life! Let’s do this! I can’t wait to speak to you and share this journey together! You can find me at http://bit.ly/sarahroseglobal or http://www.instagram.com/sarahroseglobaland let’s connect!

Consistency and Persistency

by Sarah Rose


Can you believe how fast the summer has flown by? For many of us it’s back to school, and soon the holidays will be upon us and it will be another new year. The other day I asked myself, where will I be on this day a year from now? Will I be in the same place as I am today or so much further on? I will be nowhere near the same place I am today, I’ve slowed down my business this year considerably to go back to school and learn and implement new strategies and lay new foundations that will help me to 10x in 2020. I am on the right path and my success is inevitable. What about you? What do you need to do to take yourself from where you are today to where you’ve always wanted to be?

For those of you who are new to me, I’m Sarah and I’m on a mission to empower 100 ambitious women to earn what they’re worth and create a life they love. If you’re reading this, you are probably that ambitious woman who is looking to either start or scale your home-based business, but something has been holding you back from going all in. Maybe you don’t know the next steps to take, maybe it’s the the fear of failure. If you’ve not yet downloaded my FREE ebook the 7 Core Principles for Getting to the Top in Your Network Marketing Business, you can do so here: https://sarahroseglobal.lpages.co/freebie That’s the best place to start to get your mindset locked in place so you can embark on your next chapter: building a global online empire! Make sure to read today’s blog post as well where we will be diving in further to the last and final principle: consistency and persistency.

There are two reasons I believe entrepreneurs fail: one is by quitting. Success is always right around the corner, and it’s always too soon to quit. Just like in the story of the gold miner who gave up not realizing he was just five feet away from a gold mine. You too are on the right path and your success is inevitable as long as you do not quit, promise me you won’t give up on your dreams! The second reason is a lack of consistency and persistency. I hear it all the time, “If I could just be more consistent.” “I need to work on consistency.” “I know consistency is what I need to work on to be more successful.” Ok, well step one is acknowledging that this is your issue, now it’s time to do something about it!

It’s time to get it together girlfriend, take control of your consistent actions, for it’s not what we do once in awhile that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. Being consistently inconsistent is never a good idea in business or in life! Show up when you say you’re going to, giving consistent outstanding value and leadership, you will become known for what you do. Consistency builds trust, which builds the relationships that are critical to growing a huge global business. And consistency is so rare, that if you do nothing more than meet commitments, show up, follow up, and teach others to do the same, you can get to the top!

Day in and day out, touch your business no matter what life throws at you. I consistently hear every excuse in the book as to why people don’t show up, and I think to myself wow, I’ve actually been through that and so much more and STILL made my business a priority, even in the face of adversity. We must be consistently persistent, even on the days when we feel like giving up.

Persistence is the ability to face defeat again and again without giving up, overcoming every obstacle to do all that’s necessary to get to the top. Push on in the face of great difficulty and have the power to hold on in spite of everything, and endure. Roadblocks are just tests to see how badly you want to get to the top. When you find your inner strength in tough times, you will persist and come out at the top. When you think of 1,001 reasons not to work your business, this is the time to push yourself the hardest. And this is when you will see that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

Thank you so much for coming along this seven week journey with me, learning about the 7 Core Principles of Getting to the Top. If any of my blog posts have resonated with you, please reach out to me at http://m.me/createsuccesswithsarah and let me know your top take away and what you’re most excited about starting or scaling your business. And I couldn’t be more excited for the next 12 weeks where we will be diving deep into the TWELVE SPIRITUAL LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE, and how to apply them to your business and create success by divine.

If you’re an ambitious woman looking to start or scale a business, make sure you join our FREE Facebook Group where we share valuable content, tips, tools and strategies that help you to do just that! Click here to join! http://bit.ly/GoSelfMade

Being Self Motivated

by Sarah Rose

Hello gorgeous friends! Can you believe we are already on week six of delving deeper into the seven core principals for getting to the top in your network marketing business? If you’re reading this, you’re probably an ambitious woman who is stuck in a corporate job with little to no flexibility and you’re looking for a way out; or you’re already an entrepreneur or business owner looking for another stream of income to offset your expenses; or you’re a stay at home mom who is looking for something more out of life and a way to work from home around your children’s schedule; but you just don’t know where to begin. Great news: I’ve been there, I know the struggle! And now I’m on a mission to empower 100 women to earn what they’re worth and create a life they love. So I’ve got your back and you are in the right place! As you set off on your path, you want to make sure your mind is organized and ready for the journey ahead, and that’s why I wrote my eBook 7 Core Principals for Getting to the Top in Your Network Marketing Business, which you can download here for FREE http:// https://sarahroseglobal.lpages.co/freebie to help you achieve success faster than you could ever imagine! Keep reading to learn more about today’s topic: being self-motivated.

To motivate is to provide with a motive: a reason to take action. Motivation is the by-product of desire. Desire and motivation are joined at the hip, neither can exist without each other. They exist at the same level, which is why we must get clear on what it is we are willing to work for, to fight for, to get up earlier every morning and stay up later every night (in the beginning anyway, while you’re getting your business set up properly), to show up even on the days when we don’t want to. When the why gets clear, the how gets easy and the universe will open doors to you that you never dreamed possible, people will come into your life that you could never have imagined, and you’ll know you are on the right path and your success is inevitable. What is your greatest desire? Mine is to make my daughter Sophie’s life a masterpiece and show her the world. And I’ve been able to do just that, building a business from scratch when we had just lost everything and had limited resources. If I can do it, so can you.

We only have this one crazy life, so why aren’t we all running towards our desires like a house on fire? No one else can motivate you, it has to come from within. Nor can you really motivate anyone else, you can certainly inspire and empower, but motivation is an inside job. Go to work harder on yourself than anything else, get a personal growth and development strategy and never miss a day of learning something that will help you scale to the next level and fast. The books we read and the people we surround ourselves with are who we become, so get around people who are way more successful than you and create a new circle that will pull you forward rather than hold you back. This new circle may be local where you’re able to get together often; or it may be new friends or mentors you meet in the online space that you message with and interact with in a group scenario. Reach out to me at http://m.me/createsuccesswithsarah if you want to know my number one growth tool for getting around like-minded, happy, positive, female entrepreneurs who pull each other forward and share mind-blowing strategies to help you earn what you’re worth and create a life you love FAST.

As you start to build your team, you’ll have people come into your business who will promise you the world and tell you they are so hungry to get to the top they can taste it, and you will want so badly to believe them. The truth is, you can’t depend on just one or a handful of people for your success, so you always want to be sponsoring new life into your team. Actions speak louder than words, and those who keep telling you they are trying or they hope it happens, remember their attempt to verbally convince you is just talk. Don’t wait around on anybody, keep building your team and you’ll find your superstars!

Be enthusiastic, you can’t light a fire with a wet match! You can’t excite others if you are not excited yourself. Contagious enthusiasm sells. Enthusiasm is contagious, and before you know it, those around you will be more energetic and expectant of good things to come, and those will be your leaders. Be that person who is so certain of getting to the top that every person who comes in contact with you will feel the power of purpose radiating from you.

Quit procrastinating. Be a self-starter so you can get the things done that will get you to the top. Only you know what you need to do, so figure it out and do it as soon as you can. Pity those who always put everything off to the last minute, for they rarely get to the top of anything in life. It’s a do it to yourself world, so stop evaluating and start doing!

If you want it tomorrow, go to work for it today, it’s as simple as that.

If today’s kick in the pants article resonates with you, tag two friends and share it, and you’ll earn a FREE half hour consultation with me to learn more about how you can start your own successful business and go self made! See you at the top rock star!

The Miracle of Massive Action

by Sarah Rose

Are you looking for a career that you can be passionate about?  

Are you ready to create outrageous success?  

Do you desire the time and financial freedom to be, do and have it all in life?  

Well then! If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you’re in the right place!  

Welcome! I’m Sarah Rose, the Launch Your Own Business Specialist and founder of Sarah Rose Global, a worldwide coaching brand that uses a blend of mindset and business strategy to empower ambitious women just like you to gain the confidence that you absolutely can create your own wildly successful business, working online flexibly from anywhere in the world, earning what you’re worth, and designing a life you love.

I am so excited for today’s blog post to share with you the Miracle of Massive Action, one of my seven core principals for creating your dream business, earning what you’re worth, and designing a life you love! You can download the ebook here https://launchyourownbusiness.lpages.co/ebook/, but make sure you read through the blog post as well where we are diving in deeper diva!

When it comes to taking action, stop testing the diving board and just jump already! Those who have a sense of urgency are the ones who are going to get to create outrageous success. Napoleon Hill said “Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand and work with whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” Don’t you love this! When I started my online marketing business, I had no idea what I was doing in this foreign space and I threw so much spaghetti at the wall, just hoping that something would stick. And I kept repeating this useless strategy over and over again, which as we all know is the definition of insanity. When finally I got fed up of the DIY method of growing a business, I dived in deep to personal growth and development and went in search of the answers and the mentors that would fast track my journey.

When the student is ready, the teacher appears, and it is no coincidence that once you’ve decided to take massive action and that wild horses will not keep you from success, the path will unfold and your success will be inevitable. But only if you’re prepared to actually take action on what you’re learning! It’s amazing to me how many people want to internalize knowledge and information and then never go and actually do anything with it. Don’t be a hoarder of intellect, put it to good use!

Get into immersive learning, where you take in as much information as fast as you can, and act on it in the moment you’re learning it. Then master it, and teach it to others. For every hour spent learning, spend an hour taking action on what you’re internalizing. Learn, do and teach is the formula for success. Read that again!

Pay attention to growing your business every step of the way, and don’t think that just because you’ve achieved a first, second or third goal that you’ve arrived. We must not just do the work, we must be the work and live the work. Then it no longer feels like work, it’s a purpose, it’s fun, you can’t wait to jump out of bed each morning to learn, create, and share. Once you’ve achieved a goal, keep moving up towards the next one, for that is where the momentum kicks in. When you go into motion, you cause commotion. And commotion causes promotion, and that’s the name of the game isn’t it?

Use your energy for action, not for worrying. Where worrying uses up large amounts of energy, action relieves your mind because you are actually doing something to change the outcome. Once you get into momentum, your imagination will loosen up and you will be stimulated to find new ways to get to call in your success.

Are you ready for the second secret of success? Have a DO IT NOW attitude, a sense of urgency like no one else you know. Don’t wait for inspiration to strike. Many people think you must be in the right mood before you can accomplish anything worthwhile. This is not true, moods have nothing to do with it. Successful ideas are 2% inspiration and 98% perspiration. Insist that you get started now, for getting to the top does not happen to those who wait. Open up your laptop and get started with creating that website, writing that first blog post, creating that brand, searching out that YouTube video, taking that course. Pick up your phone and send the text or the message, or make that post declaring your mission to the world. Success waits for no one, you must do the thing that must be done! Even if it terrifies you you know it’s going to dive bomb the first several times, the only way to get good and then great is to just go on and do it.

The proof of being a self-starter is what you do when no one is looking: light your own fire. Get a self-monitoring system. If you want to make fifty connections by the end of the week, you’d better check yourself on Tuesday and Thursday to see where you are. If you wait until Friday at noon, it’s too late and your week is completely shot. Time runs out fast. DO IT NOW.

You’re probably impatient like me, and that’s why I’m opening up space to talk to five more like-minded women this week to share with them how together we will create more financial freedom, personal freedom, and time freedom in their lives than ever before! If you’ve resonated with what I’ve said in this blog post, then we need to talk. I’d love for you to be one of those five women and help you start creating the life you know you’re destined for. So go ahead and click here http://m.me/createsuccesswithsarah and let’s have a chat.But hurry these slots will go fast! I can’t wait to connect with you and see your excitement when you realize there is a way out of the reality you may find yourself stuck in. See you at the top rock star, the best is yet to come!

Make a Decision

by Sarah Rose

Are you fed up with being fed up and are ready to take your life to the next level but something is holding you back and you’re just not sure what the next step should be? I can relate, I’ve been there too, and once I learned the five emotions that lead to making significant changes in your life, I decided to decide and never looked back. Welcome to Week Two of my segment 7 Core Principals for Getting To The Top in Your Network Marketing Business. You can download the ebook here for free: https://sarahroseglobal.lpages.co/freebie/?fbclid=IwAR0fdlfg-dvWI9NO7q8Doz4tTi7w5YF3H0H-uMp7lv1CZ6atY357ICp6KnI. Here’s the video with more in depth information about deciding to decide and why it’s critical to do so in order to create success https://youtu.be/ZDl5rvMGmwU. And make sure to read through today’s blog post where I will be breaking down the second core principal: Making a Decision.

In the last four years working as an entrepreneur, I’ve discovered why so few people ever get to the top in business, and why they quit too soon (if they ever really get started in the first place). Here’s what’s missing: not many people are willing to make a decision and see it through. Feeding fear with a lack mentality creates a comfort zone so dense that the mere thought of making a shift seems daunting. To me, the opposite of decision is complacency, where nothing alters for the better, anxiety worsens, and we find ourselves spiraling out of control wondering when the next shoe is going to drop. Can you relate? Not to worry if the answer is yes, because figuring out which one of these emotions resonate most with you will help you smash through that zone of paralysis and step into your own magnificence.

  1. Disgust. This was the most powerful motivator for me, and the catalyst for going deep into personal growth and development by devouring all the library books and taking all the free courses I could get my hands on; then taking massive and immediate action on what I had just learned. I wasn’t a training junkie, nor did I get stuck in analysis paralysis having to learn every little detail before I got to work. Our financial crisis didn’t afford me the luxury of time or of getting into my own head, questioning myself or overthinking what I needed to do next. I had to get up and get to work even on the days when the crashing waves of depression and anxiety washed over me; I had to take control of my emotions and of my family’s financial future. I ran from the pain, it lit a fire under me and although I made lots of mistakes, I learned from them, and slowly but surely the successes started to stack up. When you get totally disgusted with your life, your failures or your disappointments, only then will you take action to change your life for the better. And girl let me tell you how I’ve been there: praying that the power wouldn’t be switched off, that the insurance payment would go through, and that even if the rent check cleared we would still have enough left over for groceries. I did not need someone to motivate me: I sought out the information I needed to formulate my plan, and I still act on it all day every damn day to leave that pain far in the past, bringing us closer to the pleasure of achieving the goal of time and financial freedom. What about you, are you sick and tired? If the answer is yes, then GOOD! Pull the plug and make a decision that you’re going to do that thing you’ve been putting off.
  2. Resolve. You can’t start a business to “give it a try,” to “dip a toe in,” or “see what happens.” Decide to dedicate the next three to five years to getting to the top. Get determined and use your emotional muscles to push you past fear and well out of your comfort zone, because that’s where all great things happen anyway. I mentioned in my last blog post that Joseph Campbell once said “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” So ask yourself, what is it that you fear the most? As soon as the answer comes to you, resolve to act upon it. Once a year, once a quarter, and at the beginning of every month ask yourself, “What can I do right now to shine brighter, to add more value, to be more visible in the noisy world of social media?” By asking powerful questions, we are delivered powerful answers (divine guidance you might call it). Here’s another question to ask yourself: What does this current version of me need to learn or do to evolve to the higher level of me? Is it investing in that book or course or event; seeking out a mentor; starting a blog; going live; adding more value in your groups; collaborating with other like-minded girl bosses; creating a mastermind group; teaching a course; writing a book; starting a podcast; diversifying and aligning your social media channels? Building up your network and actively connecting with people, not just hiding behind your computer? Creating a follow up system and actually following up? Learning closing skills? Tracking your numbers? Asking for referrals? Running ads? Being more consistent? All of the above? When you increase your resolve by getting a purpose and by being on purpose, that fire in your belly will burn so bright it will be impossible to ignore it and take action on it. Do not let the whining winds of defeat, distractions, or shiny object syndrome blow you off your course of action. Sometimes easier said than done, but stay focused on your goals and dreams and don’t look left or right. There is no scarcity of opportunity to get to the top, indeed there is plenty of room there for us all. There is however, a scarcity of resolve to make it happen. Most people allow fear and complacency to hold them back, but that’s not you, you’re so much better than that. Resolve to stretch yourself far beyond the plateau of where you are now. It can be terrifying, dizzying even, but you can do so much more than you’re doing now, and you can take yourself so much further than you think you can go. And once you resolve to make a decision, you are going to impact the world in a way only you know how. Never underestimate your power.
  3. Desire. You will get that which is your burning desire in life. Nothing more, nothing less. What keeps you up late at night, what do you dream about, what wakes you up early, what do you ardently wish for? Focus on that, it will drive you beyond your wildest dreams if you feed it, water it and pay attention to it. Where focus goes, energy flows, and you can’t help but become successful when you show up consistently every day on purpose with desire to succeed in your business, nurturing it the same way you would do for your child.
  4. Pain. We make decisions to feel positive emotions and/or to move away from what brings us pain or discomfort. If you are having a tough time getting to the top, attach fear to not reaching the summit and instead work differently to get there. Whatever happens, do not quit, don’t even question that you are on the right path, because you most certainly are. This is the time to boss up, power up, and go find what works on You Tube or Google University. Learn new skills, go in search of new tools, tweak your strategy, seek out a mentor, find the books or courses you need to learn the answers that will get you there faster. Everything is figureoutable. If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Get busy, get on with it. Pain: expect it, permit it. Every five years there will be upheaval in your life. Let life move you, sure, but keep pressing onwards in spite of and until. You must get there regardless of the pain life brings to test you.
  5. Decision itself. There are extreme consequences whether you make a decision that nothing will stop you from getting to the top, or if you decide to do nothing and allow things to stay as they are. For me there was no in between, there was and is no grey area: it’s black or white. If I’m going to put my heart and soul and effort and time and name to something, it is going to be successful. Maybe not overnight, maybe not even for a few years. But I will never give up, I will show up until. Once you’ve decided to decide, then there is no option except to go all in. And go all in fast, for success loves speed. You must formulate that plan and then get to work on it it every single day. Once you decide, your destiny will also be decided.

I learned this information because I couldn’t go another day stuck in the fear trap. I had to do something, and indecision was eating away at my soul. It wasn’t fair to myself or my family for me to stand still and do nothing. I’m not a tree and neither are you: we can move. If we aren’t happy with our circumstances, we must take responsibility to change them. It’s up to us to make the decision that we will not find ourselves in the same place a year from now that we find ourselves in today.

If you can relate to the emotions that we’re diving into here today, drop a comment below with the emotion that resonates the most with you and let me know that you’re going to take action today to make the decision that could change your life for the better forever. Then share this post and tag two independent women friends who would find this article helpful, and as a thank you, I’ll send you my FREE ebook 9 Free Tools You Need For Setting Up a Successful Online Business. Decide to decide that today is the day that turns your life around, and let’s do this. I’ll see you at the top!