In this article I’m going to share with you the 3 key habits that help you build your business to 6-figures and beyond.
People often ask me how on earth I went from broke, single mum on government benefits to creating not just one, but TWO multiple 6-figure businesses.
And how I managed to spend loads of quality time with my kids along the way.
In fact, at one stage I also had a 3rd importing business and ebay store, I played in a live band (one that actually did paid gigs, so I had to practise & rehearse), was writing a book, speaking regularly and doing the crazy ‘mum’s taxi’ routine most nights. (You know, eating my dinner and working a little more in the car at kids’ soccer practise)
Yes, maybe that was a tad too much at once, but it did seem quite do-able at the time and I coped quite well!
I credit one simple motto:
“It’s the little things that make a big difference”
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I never tried to make massive changes or do massive things all in one hit.
I just did lots of little things, but I did them CONSISTENTLY.
So out of all the habits that help you build your business, the number 1 habit that will help you reach your goals is:
Do the little things – but most importantly, do them CONSISTENTLY!
Habit number 2 makes habit number 1 even more powerful.
And that is: Think before you act!
The more you have on the go, the more valuable your time becomes. So the last thing you need is to go off half-cocked and try to achieve your goals by flinging spaghetti at the wall or putting in loads of hours and hard work.
That’s hope and hope does not get you far. A plan however, will.
In fact, being a mum who could only work during school hours (and during soccer practise, lol) meant I HAD to be super choosey with what I actually did. This was a massive gift!
Stopping to consider WHY you are about to do something and whether it’s worth it – or even necessary – will always be time well spent.
Habit Number 3 is:
Always look for a more effective way.
When I was running my finance business, it was the norm for brokers to do home visits. Everyone expected it. You’d see your clients when it suited THEM – on their lunch break or after work.
I decided that was super ineffective and so I rented an office and stopped going out to see clients. I made them come to me during school hours instead.
My colleagues warned me this would kill my business, but guess what?
IT DOUBLED MY BUSINESS!
I was able to see more clients in a day and got more work done between appointments which means I could serve them even better. I was no longer wasting hours in the car each day and having to ask my mum to babysit.
My business was more professional and my clients respected my time more (and I no longer had to explain complex financial concepts while competing with crying babies and leg-humping dogs)
It’s truly not about working harder – it’s about working smarter.
In fact, one of my biggest income days to date was $25,000 earnt while I had my feet dangling in the pool in Bali.
It’s so easy to give in to our ego & just be busy being busy.
But busy is not the aim. Being ‘efficient’ is not the aim either – and neither is being productive’.
Who cares if I’m getting lots done or doing it really fast?
The only thing that matters is if I’m getting the RIGHT stuff done.
Are the things I’m doing having the biggest and most positive impact possible?
The word for that is EFFECTIVE.
So be EFFECTIVE, not productive (and certainly never aim for busy!)
When you put these 3 habits together, you build an eco-system that helps you build your business with the least amount of effort in the fastest possible way.
These are the habits of 6 and 7 figure CEOs who value their time and carefully consider all their actions.
When you also have a strategic and well designed PLAN to apply these habits to, the result is quite magical.
This is how aligned & sustainable 6-figure+ businesses are built.
If you’d like my help with designing YOUR aligned 6-figure business model, then join me for the Aligned 6-Fig Biz Bootcamp. It’s free!
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