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Motivation in Your Business
In this episode, I discuss motivation and bootstrapping in your business.
By listening to this episode you will learn important methods of motivation for your business.
Hello, today we’re talking about a mix of topics. But they are things that I’ve seen come up again and again with my clients. Again and again in conversations and just being in this entrepreneurial rollercoaster ride that many of you guys are on as well. So if you are here and you’re new or you have some questions, you can put them in the comments. If you’re listening to the podcast replay, obviously, you can always DM me at hailey_rowe with any questions.
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How to Work with the Monetary Resources in Your Business
Just go ahead and DM me hailey_rowe with Valentine’s Day social media package. And I can tell you more about it. Or if you’re late to the game, you can always go to haileyrowe.com and get in touch with me through there. Or you can go to go power player calm and get in touch with us through there as well. So anyways, let’s get into it. So when it comes to bootstrapping, what does that really mean? It means kind of having to work with little monetary resources in your business.
And there comes a time, usually on everybody’s business journey where you’re starting out and you’re like, Oh, well, how do I you know, it’s hard because you’re like, I want this to grow. But I also have a limited amount of resources available to me. And they always say, what comes first? the chicken or the egg? Right? It’s it’s like, what do you do in that situation?
And so I’m going to share with you just some, not only thoughts on that subject, but also some motivation. When you’re in that time in your business, because I think a lot of times people just use that as this hopelessness, like they just think, well, fine, I can’t do it then. Or they get frustrated very easily and give up very easily when they’re in that bootstrapping stage. Right.
So first, I just want to talk about what can you do when you’re in that stage. And one of the things that I did was, that was kind of my cue to start my podcast. Because I knew I wanted to learn, I knew I would go implement, but I didn’t necessarily want to outsource it yet. And so what I use my podcast for was to have an excuse to go to people who I wanted to learn from. Make it beneficial for them, because they’re getting the opportunity to be on a podcast that I’ll promote and places right and
Using Your Connections and Resources
and see if I can interview them. So my point with this first thing is milk it milk what you have, look at what you have connections, you have people, you know, resources, you have past courses you got or you you signed up for, for free, and say how can I milk what I actually have? And have I really squeeze the juice out of what I have in my vicinity, okay. Most of the time people get closed minded because they want a certain thing like, well, I want to do Facebook ads, and then they just start to like, close off to everything else.
And really, there’s so many things you don’t see. So ask What don’t I see that I have for free available to me, or I could reach out to or someone could connect me to or I could turn into a positive opportunity and a win win situation or partnership? And how can I go milk that right?
And if you’re not willing to do that, then you’re not willing to ever get to the point where you’re not going to be able to boot you don’t have to bootstrap anymore. You have to be a little bit scrappy in the beginning of your business. So that means getting uncomfortable and finding ways to collaborate with others. Even if they might have a bigger audience than you and just trying putting yourself out there. Because you if you don’t take the shot, you’re definitely going to miss it.
Understanding Your Pivot Moment
But if you take the shot, you might, you know, when you take so many shots, one of them is going to pull through. So that’s the first thing. The other thing is you have to ask yourself, this is this has to do with we’re talking motivation and bootstrapping today. So it’s not just bootstrapping, but I want you to trust your pivot or pay attention and use your pivot moment. And I call this I call pivot the pivot moment means for example, back in 2000
17 when I was still a coach, but I had not I had been not being a full time coach and I put my business on hold to work at startups, and the startup that I worked at, and business development, marketing, they had a bunch of delays the entire team, they had to get approved for some stuff in the city that they wanted to be in. It was a medical and health and wellness place. So you can imagine a lot of like FDA rules and things like that. Anyways, entire team got let go. So that was my quote, unquote, pivot moment.
And the reason why I say it was a pivot moment is because I could have used that time to be depressed. And be like, oh, I don’t know what, you know, I got to get another job immediately. What am I going to do. But instead, I used that pivot moment as my oh, my God, this is going to be a part of my story. This is going to motivate, put a fire under my butt to figure out my own business. Which is what I wanted to do. Ultimately, all along, but I put it on hold, because I was doing this job.
And I’m just gonna make this my pivot moment. And you make this decision. That no matter how bad it gets, no matter how hard it is, no matter what I don’t know yet. You just decide that’s my pivot moment. And I’m going to turn it into a positive. So I think that you as entrepreneurs, you get to decide what that is for you. And it doesn’t have to be a groundbreaking like, Oh, I got fired. From my job. It can be something as small as you know, what I just realized, I just remembered, as Gary Vee says, I watched this video on Instagram, he says we’re all gonna die.
That’s right. I forgot about that. And it’s now or never, and I need to do what I want to be doing, even if that’s in a small capacity in the beginning. And I’m going to live out my mission and my message. So I know that was a little little turn.
But if you guys have ever listened to Gary Vee, he will put some urgency into your body. And he will help you. If you need a pivot moment, you can listen to content, you can find different ways to get yourself motivated to look for opportunities and make it happen for yourself. And that’s the other thing too. Like, I think if you really want to do something, you shouldn’t need to rely, though, on motivation, or somebody to motivate you, you have to become self motivated. And there’s an Elon Musk quote that says,
if you need motivation, because somebody asked him at a seminar, some or an interview or something, how do you stay motivated as an entrepreneur and he’s like, if you need motivation,
The Power of Bootstrapping and Motivating Yourself
this, this field of entrepreneurship probably isn’t for you. Because it can be hard. And it can be on a lot of unknowns. And he’s failed so many times. But he, he doesn’t really need to be motivated. He doesn’t need other people to say, Well, good job, you did that. You know what, right? Great, it would be nice to have that. But you don’t need that. And you can become self motivated, you can motivate yourself. So that’s the other thing. When it comes to the topics of bootstrapping, and being resourceful in your business, and also motivating yourself.
You can cultivate those feelings, you can do that yourself, you don’t need other people to do it for you. And the other thing you have to be willing to do though, if you are going to be self motivated and protect your energy is you have to be willing to change your environment or who you hang out with or your thoughts or the way that you your outlook on something to be able to do that. And so the way that I like to always talk about mindset beliefs, and it comes from Karen crab cheeks tree, she cracks me up when she says this is it’s like when you are sporting negative beliefs when you are
needing external validation, etc. to feel good and you’re throwing a tantrum. It’s like you’re sitting in a dirt dirty diaper. And you can choose to change your diaper. Whenever you want. You’re an adult, right you don’t eat. So if you don’t like your environment change if you don’t like the people that you’re surrounding yourself yourself with find new people you can also add into your environment. And the other thing is you have to be able to
start seeing let’s see, what are the say? Yes, I am using a filter. Somebody said in the comments filter. Yeah, grateful for filters. today. My hair looks like really rough and sometimes the filter like smooths it out a little. Same thing with my sunburn. I have a little sunburn, it’s peeling off and you would never know it because I’m using this filter. Okay, so let’s move on. immediately started I don’t know what that meant. So I’ll have to go back to that one later. Oh, okay. Up know your upper limits. Okay, many times. We are if you guys have ever had the big leap, we place these limits like we think that
Okay, well, my, my job’s really good, my family’s really good. But that means that I always have to be struggling with my health or something like I can’t have it all. So I want you to start exploring. What are the beliefs that like, why can’t everything be good for you? Why can’t you charge more? Why can’t you
put yourself out there online and start to write down what comes up for you, because that’s how you find what your limiting beliefs are, or the thoughts that you have about how things have to be are. And we can always be challenging that or like I said earlier, seeing it in a different way, changing our diaper or dirty diapers, right? So how, why can’t everything be good for you? Why do you have to struggle through this business journey? Why can’t you enjoy it? And, why can’t you have fun in the process without needing to be at the result?
Right this very second, right? And the other thing is, when it comes to being a business owner and having to bootstrap in the beginning, one of the things you have to do is ask yourself, How can I bring so much value and give so much that it does come back to me? Because a lot of times we always ask well, what do I want in my business? What are my goals? But instead we should be asking what can I give in my business? What can I put out there that is so awesome, that there is like inevitable that it will come back to me. And when I also though want to know, I want to let you know that there’s a fine line between giving
and not needing to and giving your power away. Okay, so what I mean by that is you can give a lot of value. You can give a great opportunity to the market that’s not already there. But what you can’t rely on and going back to the Elan musk quote is you can’t give your power away. You can’t rely, you can’t say well, I need to be told that this is really good, or I need someone to tell me that I’m really awesome for me to keep doing this.
Because you just have to sometimes it’s a thankless job to be giving and putting things out there and building your brand up in the beginning, before it starts to come back to you. So you have to give, wanting to give without needing to give your power away to get a pat on the back, or a validation. And the other thing is how can you put your goals centerstage in your business and show up for yourself
and take very good care of your business without because going back to the Give, give and take. If you give good care to your business, you give good care to yourself who’s the business owner, who is your business, your business is going to give back to you can’t get around the fact that you have to put energy into your business to get energy back. And the other thing is, when it comes to building, like staying motivated and letting yourself make mistakes, sometimes you have to just because otherwise you’re gonna stay stagnant or feel stuck, you have to you do have to let yourself in the beginning get started without ultra clarity.
So I see a lot of people being like, I know I need to get an I’m a huge fan of helping my clients get clear on their niche,. Get clear on their offers. You know, get a really clear brand and what they stand for. However, sometimes I wish some of them would just go make mistakes and get their hands in the clay before it’s all perfect. And fall down and look look down a little bit. Because that’s also very important to the learning process and you’re gonna gain clarity through that you really get so much more clarity through messing up and making the mistakes, then you do
you know, waiting until you have the perfect opportunity to work with a coach and get clear on your niche and do all these things. Right. And thanks, Coach Missy, I appreciate that. Also, the the other thing I want to say. I’ll give you an example of things I’ve done to make mistakes, especially when building my team. I’ve had I’ve built a team and I thought I train them on something and I’ll be like, Okay, great. You know, let’s get started. They go do it. It has a myth a mistake in it.
And I’m like, Oh shoot, but it’s not it’s not their fault is my fall I realized through that mistake that wouldn’t have happened if I just said hold on, hold on. Wait until we have every tiny detail and direction nailed out for you. I had to let them go do that mistake because allow me to see oopsies I did not train them on that or that needs to get added to the SLP the standard operating procedures I forgot to tell them that they need to not do this. Right and so I couldn’t have gotten around it. I couldn’t you just sometimes you got to be
able and willing to fall flat on your face and make a mistake or have your team make mistake and allow you as a leader to see what you didn’t do to improve. So my question for you is in your business, what does it look like to be really resourceful? Because if you truly believe, and I truly believe this, and I don’t know about you, but I believe you can have anything you want if you just figure it out and be resourceful. So if you want to do a coaching program, or if it’s your dream to,
you know, get a life coaching certification or something, and maybe you can’t afford it right now. According to your definition, how can you be resourceful? How can you create value that will come back to you in multiple ways? How can you give energy to something that you’re your dream, and focus on it and put that goal center stage and figure it out. And also keep in mind that you should not need to wait until somebody else motivates you. Somebody else, you know, holds you accountable.
And if you are struggling with that, if you know that you fall into that trap, like I need external validation, or I need permission from somebody else, or whatever. I want to encourage you actually to use the health coach nation Facebook group, find a friend in there and say, like, let’s set a goal, you know, each month, let’s go find the health coach nation podcast around that topic to help us get started for free, or whatever free resources there are online to help us get started for free.
Then let’s go like report back to each other at the end of each month, and see how we did and see what’s still missing and what are the gaps and, and keep improving and refining and finding new tools? And to help us get there. Right? So that’s the other thing is be proactive against what you know, might trip you up? Or might
the ceilings that you’re setting for yourself. That’s why I earlier I said to write down the questions like, Well, why can I have it all? Why can I do that make this much amount of money this week, to go spend that on my certification program I want to do. And you’re gonna start to realize that little things that are in your head that you thought were true, that might not be true. So you can go plan for those things. Trips that you think are going to get in your way. How you can address them. How you can start to change those beliefs and see things differently. So thank you so much for listening. Does anybody have any questions about
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