My Lucky 7 To-Do List

My Lucky 7 To-Do List

I learned so much in 2018 about myself and how I want to do business.

 

One thing that I am certain of is that Q+A is one of my absolute favorite ways to serve my community! When I am asked a question, It allows me to tap into my intuitive gifts and fully be connected to my calling.

 

In coming to this realization, I want to bring weekly clarity to you!

 

This week’s blog is #AskAmber!

 

As I am inspired, I will share the questions that come to me and the inspirational insight that comes from the Universe!

 

This week’s question: “What should I be spending my time on each day?”

 

I get this most often from newer entrepreneurs who feel a little lost in what to do but know they need to be taking action. I took some time and thought back to my first year in business, and what I spent time on that was productive. I came up with 7 that every new entrepreneur, (and even us veterans), should have on their to-do list.

 

Here are my “Top 7 Daily To-Dos.”

 

Remember, this is based on what I do, what others that are successful do, and what the Universe suggested… But you get to pick what ones feel good for you!

 

  1. Start your day with mindcare.

This is normally referenced as mindset. I personally am just over that word. Because what I really feel we are all really searching for is mind power, mind control and to be #MINDSTRONG.

 

Mental clarity, focus, and insight are all key to daily success and getting the results you want. Mindset is not just a journaling routine. Mindcare is nurturing and nourishing your mind with positive thoughts and reinforcements! This is a huge topic all in itself, one I am going to be talking more about in the days to come, but if for right now you’re not sure how to get control of your thoughts, or what a mindset practice even includes, no worries, I’ve got you!

 

Click here – for my Mindcare Mandala, a super cool graph I designed for you to get clear on what to do each time your mind is bringing you down. You can use a pendulum with it, roll a dice on it, or just intuitively be guided to one of the triangles. Let me know if you have questions or comments on this!

 

  1. Review the to-do!

 

When you know what you are going into, it is much easier to be prepared! Take a peek at your calendar as often as possible so there are no surprises. I like to check it at night, and a few times throughout the day. Working on multiple calendars? That can be tricky!

 

If you are finding it more difficult to manage multiple calendars (ie. paper, digital, multiple systems and planners), it might be time to go – ASAP- as simple as possible!

 

I only use Acuity for scheduling, time management,etc.. You can check it out here

 

I also really love lists! It is such a good feeling to check items off! But having a massive list(s) can feel overwhelming. And overwhelm typically happens when we aren’t clear on where to start.

 

Instead, try putting everything on one master list, and pulling 3-5 things (no more than a post-it note) and having that be your daily list. It is so much more manageable and your confidence in yourself soars, knowing you got it all accomplished!

 

I update my master to-do list once a week, making sure to always put the items that didn’t get done the week before at the top.

 

  1. One hour only of administrative stuff –

 

Get it all cleaned up in one power hour!

 

Go through emails, desk, private messages, book your personal appointments, follow-up, research… Make this your time to get shit done!  These tasks tend to pull us in off and on throughout the day distracting us from doing the deeper work that matters!

 

Batching, in my experience, is best!

 

Procrastinating a certain task, call or action? Make it happen in this hour, and your mind and energy will thank you for it all day long!

 

  1. Create content –

 

I don’t think entrepreneurs realize how much creative writing and content there is in having a business! Each day, when the idea and energy is there, write your heart out!

 

Or video something to share with the world about you and/or your business.

 

The more consistent you put out content, the more that people will remember your name and will think of your services! Don’t overthink it!

 

Creative writing and content is a huge piece of having a service-based business. Less is not more when it comes to you sharing your message in an aligned way!

 

  1. Make a sales invitation!

 

Think of it this way- if you don’t ask, they cannot say yes! Making sales offers does not make you pushy! It allows you to serve “her”. On the other side of the sale is where the transformation and magic happen! When you sell because you truly want to serve, you can’t do it wrong!

 

Serve and Sell, Sister!

 

  1. Review your inspired marketing plan.

 

You need a strategy to bring that big dream to life!

 

That course, program, package, whatever you have been working on – an IMP will get it #SOULD out! Marketing is truly relationship building with your soul clients.

 

And there are lots of ways and lots of shiny objects out there that can get you confused and distracted.

 

If you have been feeling like you are ready for some marketing strategy with soul, why not book a call with me and let’s see what kind of inspired marketing strategy we can come up with for you!

 

  1. Is your check “energy” light on?

 

All throughout your day, ask yourself and feel into yourself – your energy – Are things in flow? What’s your overall light level? Are you tired? Bored? All of these tell you if you are heading in the right direction! Your energy is always the sign you are looking for! Your emotions are what should be leading the way. And remember, most importantly – when you look at your to-do list, you want it to feel like a can’t wait to do list! When you let your soulfire lead, there’s no doubting you are on the right path and you will be fired up to get into action!

 

So tell me, what do you think?

 

Reply below and let me know – Are you doing any of these 7? And if yes, are you doing them consistently? What ones do you get stuck on?

 

The Power of Change

The Power of Change

Let me ask you a question.

Do you find yourself and your message to your tribe changing?

You work your BUTT off like CRAZY to create content, packages, programs and challenges to find that at the end of it, you are now drawn to a different form of coaching or entrepreneurship? You see a different dream? And feel a deeper calling? 

You are in love with the idea of a new business (again), a new plan and a new message! But how can that be? You just got done with your website; you just paid the bill for your copywriter, and just started attracting clients!

But yet you suddenly feel like there is something missing from your existing business, and you are FORCING yourself to stay on task with what you are doing. 

Welcome to soul business evolution, my dear!

Here’s why this is friggin’ awesome. As a soul driven entrepreneur, you and your business are going to be constantly shifting up, moving forward and growing in your heart, mind, and spirit!

When you start to feel like there is more to you and your business when you feel that hunger and desire to expand, that’s your soul purpose calling out to you. That means it is time to buckle up buttercup, the roller coaster ride is about to start again!

Don’t let this feeling overwhelm you, let it inspire you! 

Let it be a guiding force for you that there is always something waiting for you on the other side of realized success! This beautiful journey in entrepreneurship does not end once you arrive at your destination! You are on a constant journey, always discovering new experiences leading you towards your next spot on the map.

“Entrepreneurs are always on a treasure hunt, there is never one X marks the spot.”

So many entrepreneurs get hard on themselves because they view these changes going on within them and their business as a negative, STOP IT!

Embrace the changes, go with them and grow with them! There is an experience within the changes that lead you to another piece for your soul puzzle.

BUT… with this growth comes new expansion, and new challenges! That means new heart, new hustle and the return of the famous entrepreneurship hunger! 


Here’s my experience on how you handle this.

 

Create a plan with soul goals to build your life and business by:

• Putting your groundational and foundational business pieces in place
• Craft out time for creative space for what growth and change means to you
• Don’t stop doing what you are doing, but go back to daydreaming, create a new dream, and do whatever makes you FEEL good

The whole point in all of this is that you don’t have to stop what you are doing; you don’t have to choose between your new dream and your existing business. You can grow and blend them together no matter what they are!

The perfect balance and blend for each entrepreneur is:
mindset-soulsetheartset
You have to find what each piece percentage is to you!
(Everyone needs more and less in each area.)


When you start embracing all of these elements into your dream, and your expansion, get ready for magic, sister!

I felt the need to share this message for a few different reasons:

1) So many of my clients are feeling this shift and this calling for more
2) The last thing you need is to feel bad about new changes coming forward

You need to keep your vibe high, your mind open, and your heart full of joy for the future!

AND, I’m sharing this, because The spirit of an entrepreneur is a beautiful one to watch when it is aligned and responding to its calling!

THAT, my darling, is the very long version of, be whoever the heck you want to be, and do whatever you want to do! There are no rules in your life and your business!

 

A Letter to the Universe

A Letter to the Universe

If you have been hanging with me for awhile, you’ve probably encountered a FB Live drop in from my little guy Ryker. He’s pretty awesome, but today he taught me something that I had to share with you.

At 4, Christmas is the only thing on his mind right now. And so today we started to write a letter to Santa. Ryker cut it short and sweet:

Anything with Tom Brady and a remote control boat.

Easy peasy for this mom!

I was surprised at how simple it was. He was direct, knew what he wanted, claimed it and then went back to playing with the dog. Maybe manifesting is that easy?

And then tis letter to Santa really got me thinking,

I want to write a letter to Santa too!

I want to be in that magic state that my Ryker-oni is in. “Here’s my list, I don’t know how it’s going to happen, but Santa bring it on!”

And then I realized, I can write that letter, straight to the Universe.

And so I did.

I poured my heart and soul into my Christmas list to the Universe and was shocked when I read back what I had written.

It was beautiful, awakening and powerful all in one.

What I was more surprised about than anything, was that there was not 1 material item on there. Not 1. (And I LOVE presents! )

But here’s what was on my grown up list:

I wrote about what I want to experience with my husband and children during the holiday and how I want to feel when my mother comes to stay with me for 2 weeks.

I shared how much I love my clients and want them to have their best Christmas ever and that I truly want to be the best coach and leader possible for them.

I asked for time with my friends whom I adore and to be fully present for all of my family at gatherings.

I want to feel peace, love and gratitude.

I want clarity.

I want connection.

I want light.

Love, A-
I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the letter.

(If you have an idea, let me know.)

But here’s what I do know.

When I wrote that, I released it and unattached from how this will become my experience.

And isn’t that part of the magic of Santa and the Universe?

We don’t have to know how.

We just have to believe to receive.

And when we enjoy the day to day along the way, that’s when we can receive what our heart desires. Because at the soul of it, what we really want is what only we can give ourselves- compassion, grace and space.

The joy is in the journey.

The power is in your spirit.

The answer is in your emotion.

That’s what makes it magic and that’s what makes it manifest.

I truly hope you can take a few minutes and write your heart out to the Universe and that your experience is as special as this was to me.

If you feel like sharing, I’m here listening.
To Magic and Moments…

How I Am Having My Best Month Ever

How I Am Having My Best Month Ever

It comes down to one simple word. Change.
I am setting some of the biggest goals I have ever had for myself.
But here’s what I am NOT doing >>> the same things I did last month, the month before that and the month before that.
If I am going to achieve and receive something I have never had before, I know I am going to have to do things and take actions in ways I haven’t done before. And that means CHANGE!
For most people, change evokes fear. The invasive question “what if” kicks into high gear and before you know it, you have talked yourself out of doing things differently and just staying with what works and what is known.
How about this time you try talking yourself INTO IT!?!?
The problem is that to your mind: 
change = unknown. 
And unknown = unsafe.
As soon as something is unsafe to your mind, it is programmed to shut that shit down! You will almost immediately hear back talk from your mind! So please know when this happens my love, it is not just you!
Whenever you try to step outside of your “safety zone” your mind will instantly start telling you why this is a bad idea, why it won’t work for you and how this could never be possible, so just sit here, feel bad and be quiet.
Sound familiar?
Well I am here to tell you, that does not serve you and that does not allow you to step into being the most magnificent version of you!
And that is who you are here to be.
Here’s a simple process I use to start calming my mind and easing the anxiety of change:
  1. Get clear on the fear. What are the actual words that are running through your mind? What are the “shut down” statements you hear yourself saying to yourself? Those are limiting beliefs. And we want to become very aware of them. Because once you become aware, you are in your power position to shift it!
  2. Rewrite the fear with faith. Each time one of these limiting beliefs shows it’s ugly self, take the time to write it down! On the line below it, I want you to turn that BS belief into an expansive belief! Write out a powerful statement that overrides the fear-based belief! Write it with intent and conviction that this is your new truth! And totally FEEL it and own it!
  3. Activating Action. Take some kind of action that is aligned with your NEW belief. No matter how small the action, when you do it from your new power position you start activating the mind to see IT IS SAFE for you to get out of your safety zone and into your success zone!
It might seem like a lot of work, monitoring your thoughts, writing them out and then taking action from that new empowered place.
But doesn’t staying stuck and not realizing your dreams feel more exhausting?
I would love to hear about your dreams and goals for this month!
Just hit reply and let me know.
My 5 Favorite Ways I Have Grown My Business

My 5 Favorite Ways I Have Grown My Business

It’s hard to believe I am coming up on my 5 year anniversary of becoming a spiritual entrepreneur.

What’s even more unbelievable is how much I am still totally in love with the way I get to serve my clients and my community!

As I was thinking back, I started to think of all the different paths that got me here and I wanted to share with you my favorite 5!

  1. Collaborations. From day 1 I have been all about collaborative projects, programs and partnerships. Whether it was initiated by me, or the other party, these opportunities led me to either another collaboration, client or idea. Some of these collaborators have become my business besties and my soul sisters. This is a big piece of my strategy for 2019!
  2. Trial and experiment. I am an idea addict. I rarely turn down a divine download from the Universe. I have tried hundreds of different offers, ideas, projects and programs. Some of them flopped, some of them popped and some of them I am still doing. But no matter what the result was, I learned from it. What I want to do again, what I want to let go of. I am always up for trying something new!
  3. Consistent content creation. I am always putting out something! Whether it is in social media, at a networking event, writing an email to you, hosting a free training, (PS see below) I always have something going that allows me to be in front of my ideal community. Each time I do that, new business happens for me. The best part? I give about 90% of my content for free. I create it and share it because I love it. And it always gives me a return.
  4. I have a diversified business model. Let me ask you something. If Facebook shut down tomorrow, would you panic? I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Facebook is not your business! It is a tool, a great platform to communicate on, but your business should not be dependent on it, or any one piece. Here’s a look at my business model-Referrals, Social Media (FB, IG, YouTube, Linked In), Email marketing, Paid advertising, Networking, Guest Speaking. By not putting all of my eggs in one “business” basket, I am able to keep my business booked solid.
  5.  I follow my intuition. No matter what, I follow what is calling. I have learned to trust my inner knowing more than anything and anyone on this planet. I don’t care if it’s Marie Forleo, Tony Robbins or Oprah, if it feels out of alignment, it’s not worth it for me to do it. And as soon as it starts to not feel good anymore, I’m out. The second I start to feel like “I have to”, I’m not looking forward to it, or I am not in my zone of genius, I cut it short, cut my losses and cut the cord. Because if my soul isn’t feeling it, I shouldn’t be doing it.

 

Out of these 5, is there one that stands out to you that you want more of in your business? Come and join in a discussion in my Facebook group Coffee with The Universe!

I can’t wait to hear from you and read your thoughts and comments!!!

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