I was talking with a client the other day… She’s super smart, built a million dollar business, is constantly invited to speak, has a full team supporting her, helps a ton of people. All good things.
But I recently had to have an intervention for her based on the stupid shit she was doing... and she didn’t even REALIZE it, which is the crazy part. Everyone - including her team, her friends, her colleagues - everybody knew and nobody thought to even clue her in to this. WTF.
So I decided to share with you exactly what I told her… in case the people in your life haven’t clued you into this shit yet either ;)
1 - You’re not even on track to accomplishing your goals.
Okay, you know what you want to accomplish. You know your mission. You’ve outlined your goals. You have a message to bring to even more people than you’re reaching right now. You’ve got the money and resources to do it.
WTF are you doing, working on the day to day shit of your business?
You’re a leader. Not an employee. Stop working “in” your business and start acting like the business owner. The CEO. You have more important shit to do than setting up & tweaking your website all day or answering your team’s Slack messages all day, every day, 24/7. Stop it.
If you’ve been sitting at your computer for 3 hours, wondering wtf it is you’re doing with your life… go back and look at your goals.
Is what you’re doing right now pushing you towards your mission, or away from it?
This is basic stuff man. Come on. Step it up.
2 - You hate systems like it’s your worst enemy... but you know it’s the exact thing you’re missing to scale up, and you’re an idiot if you think you can be successful without it.
You’re complicating things and making it way harder than it needs to be.
When you do something over and over again, set up a system where you don’t need to do it ever again.
When you answer the same question for the millionth time because someone on your team just asked - set up a system so you can turn your Slack notifications off and trust that your team has the answers without you.
When you hire someone and you have no fucking clue what they’re doing for your business and what the ROI is - set up a system to figure out if you’re wasting $8k/mo on this person or not.
There’s a system for everything.
And here’s the other thing - numbers don’t lie.
Cold, hard facts on paper are hard to deny.
And your emotions are getting the better of you right now.
Systems will fix that.
When I first started working with my client, I audited her business and set up 5 new systems within the first week. That saved her a little over 37 hours a month of BS she was having to do.
That was over 9 hours of her time PER WEEK, doing shit that didn’t matter.
And you’re doing this too. Right now.
Doing shit that doesn’t help anyone.
That doesn’t grow your audience.
That doesn’t bring in more money.
That doesn’t grow your team.
That doesn’t create the ripple effect of impact that I know you love to see from the people you’ve helped.
And you preach that your mission is your #1 focus?
Not when you’re neglecting the operations side of your business, it’s not.
3 - You create the chaos in your life
You’re not fooling anybody.
You can write your posts and do your livestreams... talking about how good everything is.
Your life is great. Your business is great. You are great.
But you know what’s going on behind the scenes.
Every other day, something blows up.
There’s another problem to fix.
Another tech issue that no one can figure out.
Another “fire” to put out.
And the one person responsible for this?
It’s not your team.
It’s not the tool you’re using.
It’s not even the idea of having big goals and thinking big challenges come along with it…
I’m going to repeat again: YOU create the chaos in your life. No one else. Nothing else.
You launch before you’re ready... Which then causes you & your team to scramble at the last minute to come up with stuff, fix tech issues, put out fires, deal with angry customers... The list goes on. This is ruining your reputation with your audience and it's ruining trust with your team.
You come up with a million ideas, and work on all of them. Instead of focusing on just one until completion. Tell me, when’s the last time you actually finished something? When’s the last time you said “I’m going to do X” and actually followed through on your word? That’s called integrity, my friend.
You forget to eat until that very last moment where you finally notice that you're starving... so you order pizza, drink some more coffee, and keep trucking along. I bet you're even ignoring the fact that you need pee right now... but you’re still gonna wait until you’re "done with this one last thing"
WTF are you doing?
I know it’s fun and exciting to have a lot to do. To be wanted and needed. To have a HUGE goal and a HUGE mission and therefore a HUGE to do list…
But I promise you, half that shit is 1) unnecessary, and 2) not healthy for both your body and your business.
Get your shit together.
You’re smart. You have what it takes. You’ve already had financial success.
It’s not about the money anymore.
It’s about becoming your best self.
And fuck all the cliche “be your best self” advice that’s all around Facebook in those cute little quote images.
I mean SERIOUSLY - be the person you need to be to fulfill that mission and purpose that’s weighing on your shoulders right now.
This is about being a true business owner - someone who manages a team, projects, and time efficiently… With a clear path OUT of “if I work, then my business works… but if I take a week off, my business takes a week off”
I know you love to work, but that isn’t the goal here, is it?
It’s about taking responsibility for the vision you have, and doing whatever it takes to make it happen.
And what you’re doing right now isn’t working. As much as you tell yourself it is.
You know it.
You’re not doing shit right now compared to what you dream of accomplishing.
It’s about changing lives.
Including your own.
Because you, of all people, know this better than anyone else - we’re always evolving and growing.
And this is the one place that’s kept you stunted.
The 3 things I mentioned above have one key similarity…
A lack of systems.
And it’s hindering your growth substantially.
So here’s your chance to do something about it.
This is me, calling you out on your BS.
Stop playing games.
Go back and re-focus on your goals.
Then take the next step towards fixing all this BS that you’ve been allowing.
And that might mean getting clear on the top 5 things you need to systemize, automate, or improve in your business or life, RIGHT NOW.
If you need help getting clear on what those things are, message me.
Because honestly, no one’s more tired of seeing you roll in your own shit than I am lol