We’ve covered a lot about passive income and how you can work towards the dream of working less hours for more money. But how do you actually get to that point where you feel you can let go and start scaling your business?
There are only so many hours in a day and there comes a point where you simply can’t fit anything else in. You tell yourself that you can’t possibly increase your earnings without doing it all yourself.
That’s the point where doubt creeps in.
You begin to think are you never going to be able to reach the pinnacle that you dreamt of.
You drive past that dream house and think, “I am never going to be able to live there.”
It happens to the best of us. The voices inside our heads can do terrible things to our mojo and our ability to move forward in leaps and bounds.
So how do you get to a point where you can take opportunity by the you know whats and move yourself forward?
That voice inside your head is saying you can’t do it. It’s telling you that earning money is hard. It’s telling you that only the super lucky get to live in those beachfront houses.
That voice inside your head is the difference between surviving and success.
The key is to trick that voice inside your head. To hear what it’s saying but to not listen. There is a difference between hearing something and listening to it. When we hear, we know that something is being said. We might even comprehend it for a minute. But in an hour, we will have no idea what we heard. We have moved on. When we listen to something, we absorb it, we take it in. We listen and take interest in what has been said. This is the one we usually take action on. The voice that resonates with us.
When it comes to scaling your business, that voice sits there front and centre. It’s constantly telling you if you want to earn twice as much, you need to work twice as many hours. This is a combination of doubt and what society tells us. We think if we work less and earn more we are lazy. It’s not the case. It’s actually called good business.
The idea of a business isn’t to work yourself into the ground. It’s to give you the life you want, whether that be financial freedom or lifestyle or both.
Expel the Myths.
Scaling your business is all about expelling the myths and thoughts that have held you back thus far. Get rid of the thought that you have to work twice as hard or find ten more hours in your day in order to generate more income. Think past the fact that you are a one woman show and work out how you can become a two or three woman show. Teamwork always achieves more than solidarity.
Don’t just hear those thoughts, really listen to them. Listen to what they are telling you and take action. Inaction is the only thing holding you back. Create a plan on how you are going to scale your business. Note what tasks you aren’t good at or the tasks that take you longer than they should. These are generally the tasks you don’t enjoy or you just don’t excel at. It’s ok to not be perfect at everything. We all have our strengths and weaknesses, it’s about harnessing them. Put your energy into the tasks that bring you a sense of achievement.
We speak a lot about delegation here at Business Jump and I could not be more of an advocate. It’s what enabled my business to grow into what it is today. Delegating or outsourcing tasks and business requirements is the best way you can start to move forward. This frees up your time so that you can focus on things that will continue to grow your business. Generating new content, sourcing more products or generating new leads. All this will come when you have freed yourself of the tasks that are holding you back.
Apply Passive Income Streams.
This is another one I am a big supporter of and again it’s one of the reasons my business has skyrocketed. Passive income streams are simply income avenues that take little on-going work from you in order to generate money. There is usually time in the set up of the income stream, but once you have it in place, you can literally make money while you sleep. If you are still wondering what income streams you can apply to your business, check out our blog and eBook on passive income streams. They absolutely work.
This is probably the hardest part. Once you have all that said and done and ready to go, you need to push yourself to do it. Taking the jump and giving yourself permission to earn more and work less is the key. As we said at the start, it’s ok to work less and earn more. It’s ok to delegate and it’s ok to accept you are not superwoman. Although we totally know that you are absolutely rocking a cape under that jumper! Give yourself permission to let go and back yourself. You know you can do it and you know that it will be totally worth it in the end.
Visualise your goal.
Remember that beach house and how unattainable you think it is? Well it’s not. Someone lives in that dream house of yours. That someone took action and expelled the myths that scaling your business means working more. The person in your dream house let themselves believe they could do it – and they did it. So, it can be done.