Articles Tagged ‘Work smart’

Trading Up and My ‘10 Rules’ Cheat Sheet on How to do it Right

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

ScottManning

I know you’ve heard the saying
“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve
always got”

Or

“Doing the same thing, expecting different results” as the definition of
insanity.

Yet so many people do exactly this in their business and expect to grow and get
rich.

Well, picking up from where we left off last week, I want to talk with you
about one of the secrets to my success.

I call it – TRADING UP.

Now, before you read into it, as the name attempts to give away the concept,
let me give you a couple other explanations.

The biggest problem and challenge I see with other business people and
entrepreneurs on why they do not find ‘bigger’ success and really gain ground
financially is because of this reason:

They think they can find an opportunity and figure out what works, then
continue doing that over and over again until they finally add up enough money,
customers, success to achieve their goals.

It doesn’t happen that way.

Now, you may have a really good business, but, if you want to achieve any type
of growth, then you have to be CHANGING along the way, maybe a better word is
improving.

Also, people lock themselves into opportunities that cannot, ever, possibly,
not a chance, to provide them with the success and income they are hoping for.

That’s why you must always be looking for a ‘trading up opportunity’.

Understand, I did not say a Bright Shiny Object opportunity. Sometimes those
are needed to facilitate growth, but I’m talking about something bigger than a
“thing.”
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The Struggle of Being a Mom and a Business Owner

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

SerinaKelly

I started my company 2 ½ years ago. During these years, I have learned so, so very much, met some incredible mentors along the way, and have realized part of being a business owner is feeling almost like you are bi-polar. Even though I know these feelings of loving the business one week and then wanting to just give up the next week is part of the roller coaster ride of being an entrepreneur, I still struggle with it – and tack on that I’m a mom, and I think it brings in more feelings as well.

I really started asking myself some hard questions, which included do I want to push myself and work harder to really make Relevate become a big business – and what sacrifices come with this choice? Or am I okay with the growth and success I have achieved and keep the business at this level – and what sacrifices come with this choice?

It’s about coming back to my “why”? Why am I even doing this? What keeps me going every day? It is not the work, and even though I love my clients, it’s not the clients. It’s my family. I had a huge ah-ha moment recently – love and hate those sometimes a well. It hit me hard that my soon-to-be 16 year old son would be graduating and moving away for college in 2 ½ years. Do I want to push myself and work long hours and miss these last few years of my son being at home with us? The answer is no, I really don’t.

Now I’m not taking my shingles down – what this means is that I am working smarter, not harder – and my ultimate goal will not be to become this huge company. My goal is being more of a success in the home as a mom while having a small, successful business that allows the opportunity for me to take care and enjoy my “why.”

Serina Kelly
Relevate
www.getrelevate.com
serina@getrelevate.com
317-203-7740

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