My top 5 tips on how to grow your income beyond 5-figures

My top 5 tips on how to grow your income beyond 5-figures

Hi, this is Miriam Castilla and welcome to the Manifesting Playground for Soulful Women in Business. This is the place where we apply Law of Attraction in magical and practical ways, so you can have more money in the bank and get more done – with ease!

Today I want to share with you my top 5 tools for moving beyond 5-figures. 

So let’s get straight into it.

When it comes to moving from 5-figures to 6-figures, it’s not so much that you have to do different things, it’s that you have to things differently.

So I’ve narrowed it down for you to the top five things that I think really made the difference for myself and for the women that I’ve helped in transitioning beyond a 5-figure income.

 

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I want you to really focus on these and make sure you’ve got them nailed.

Let’s get into it!

Number One: Make sure you have a daily practice of meditation and visualisation. 

Meditation is really powerful, I call it “Teflon for the mind.” 

When you meditate regularly.. and I personally meditate twice a day for 20 minutes… what that means is that your nervous system operates at a whole different level, and the little things that used to stress you and trigger you and spin you off into fear and worry during the day won’t be able to. 

Now, when you meditate you also get in alignment with your highest self, so it means you’ve got access to all that guidance, all that inspiration, all that creativity at your fingertips. 

My little bonus gift with purchase is that I tack on a four-minute visualisation to the end of my meditation practice. That’s a really powerful way to mentally rehearse where it is you’re headed and prepare your body for it, because when you visualise the Miriam Effectology way, your whole body gets involved.

So that’s number one, a daily practice of meditation and visualisation. 

Now, let’s move on to Number Two: You don’t have to do this every single day, although I like to do it on the spot when things pop up, but then I also have a weekly time set aside for journaling. 

Journaling, and really writing out and seeing what comes up about all those little things that were bothering you during the week, the little worries, the little background nagging things, the things that you can’t quite put my finger on. 

Sometimes, like I said, I do it in the moment and I just kind of write it out and it gets resolved, but some things that I feel might be a little bit bigger and need more of my focused energy and time I just jot down in the back of my journal and then I sit down once a week and make some time to just write it out. 

The trick to good journaling is asking really powerful questions, and that’s something that comes with practice. 

Now, top tip Number Three is: Track your income. 

Track it not just because you want to know what money is coming in and that you’ve moved past that 5-figure income level and into the 6-figure realm, but because tracking your income is one of the most powerful mindset practices you’ll ever come across!

It’s really interesting! When I first started tracking my income, I thought I had my mindset down pat pretty well, but the things that were coming up… that you notice yourself thinking on days where you have really good income and then on days where you have a few eggs, a few zeros in a row.

You start kind of playing these mental gymnastics and making it mean things. 

It gives you excellent fodder for tip number two, which was to journal that stuff out, and so the daily tracking of your income is something that I recommend you keep doing because it’ll keep flushing out whatever is going on in the background at the unconscious level that could be holding you back from making this whole thing a lot more easy and a lot more fun.

So let’s move on to Number Four, and that is: You really need to have your money system down pat.

In Magnetic Money you build your Magnetic Money Management System. Yes, it takes a bit of effort to get it all set up, and a bit of time, but then once it’s set up, it’s running on autopilot. 

It only takes you maybe 10-15 minutes maximum, per week to manage your money, but the point is every dollar then has a job to do and you know that this is your business money… this is your fun money… this is where the bills get paid… and you don’t have to worry about “is it all going to balance…am I going to have enough money left over for that bill to come out?” etc 

None of that will be an issue!

It actually helps you then run your business from that point of empowerment where you know your numbers, you know what you’re spending, you know what you need to bring in, you know what your return on investment is, you know what your overheads are, and you are the CEO of that business, baby, and that’s what helps you move beyond the 5-figures… where you can get away with a bit of sloppy bookkeeping and money management.. and into 6-figures.

It also really helps lift your vibration around money because you feel empowered and in control, right? So that is tip number four.

Now, Number Five is: Work from a place of Aligned Effectiveness.

That is part of Effectology. Effectology is about getting in alignment, and getting your money and your time humming by marrying the magical with the practical.

So we’ve talked about the money side, now your business needs YOU to run it.

Your business needs your time, your focus, and your energy to move it past the 5-figure level and into the 6-figure level. Working from a place of aligned effectiveness is one of your best assets and one of the most powerful tools you can use. 

What that means is that, rather then just diving in and doing, doing, doing… even if you’re using some really powerful productivity tools… the difference between just doing it and bringing the sense of alignment and that tuning into your higher self and the guidance that’s there is MASSIVE.

When you work from a place of aligned effectiveness, you are truly in flow. It is that Einstein time zone where time seems to stand still and you’re just getting so much done, you’re totally in the zone, you’re in flow, you’re fully focused, everything stops, and when you’re finished you think, “Wow, that seems like hours passed and really it wasn’t very long,” …and you got so much done!

And not just that you got so much done, but you got the actual important things done that are going to help your business move out of the 5-figure area and up past that beautiful 6-figure threshold.

So those are my top five tips, or my top five tools, that I think you really need to nail and focus on if you want to move beyond the 5-figure income area.

To recap:

  • Number one: Daily meditation and visualisation.
  • Number two: Journaling and learning to ask really good questions to flush out whatever might be getting in your way and clear those blocks.
  • Number three: Daily money tracking – which gives you lots of fodder for number two!
  • Number four: Making sure your money system is in place and that you’ve given every dollar a job and you know exactly what’s going on.
  • And finally, number five: Make sure when you’re sitting down to work, that you do it from that place of aligned effectiveness.

Now when you do all of those things, you are truly employing the Effectology principles, and that means that you’re in alignment, helping you effortlessly attract more money, and get more done with ease, which allows you to live that business and life you’ve dreamt of
– and that’s what it’s all about at the end of the day! 

If you’d like to get a little bit deeper into the money side of things… and I know that you do.. then make sure that you access my free Money Manifesting Training, which takes you through five very important tweaks that you need to make if you’re going to effortlessly attract more money, more easily.

The link is in the description, help yourself if you haven’t done it before.

And if you haven’t done it for a while, I would revisit it! It’s only 25-minutes long, it’s a video training and it comes with a checklist that reminds you of what the key points from the training are.

Until I see you next, remember to keep on embracing your beautiful and unlimited potential.

Bye, for now!

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5 steps to manifesting a 6-figure business

5 steps to manifesting a 6-figure business

Hi, this is Miriam Castilla and welcome to the Manifesting Playground where we apply Law of Attraction in practical and magical ways to get you in alignment both in business and in life – so you can have more money in the bank and get a lot more done with ease!

Let’s talk about 5 steps to take you from a 5-figure business to a 6-figure business.

I get asked this a lot. The thing is that, like everything else, it won’t surprise you that it really needs to start from the inside of you. Your external world is nothing but a reflection of your internal world because you, babycakes, are the creator of your life.

So the thing about a 5-figure business – versus a 6-figure business – is really a 5-figure business is more of a part time income. Usually, it’s a bit of a hobby and usually it’s not your main source of income. And if it is, you’re probably finding it a bit of a stretch money-wise every single week, month, and year. When you move to a 6-figure business, then you’re really looking at a full time income and a source of income that can sustain possibly your entire household or at least really make a difference to your lifestyle. Once you hit the 6-figure income, you can then start looking to leverage it, refine it further, and grow it to multiple 6-figures and even 7-figures.

Really, it’s up to you how far you want to go with it.

So there are a few key things that move you out of being stuck in that 5-figure business, part time, or hobby to 6-figures where you’re really serious and it’s a business that can continue to grow as far as you choose to go with it.

There are a few key things that will help you make that leap, so I’m just gonna get straight into it and share those with you.

 

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Number ONE: You really need to get clear on WHY it’s worth bothering.

The thing is, in order to move from the 5-figure business which becomes a bit of a comfort zone – sometimes an uncomfortable comfort zone, but nevertheless it’s what you’re used to – to move out of that and into a 6-figure business space where you’re really having to step up as the CEO of your business, it’s going to require you to move out of that comfort zone, to do some things differently to how you have been doing them in the past so that you can get different results.

Nothing will motivate you more and inspire you more than knowing why it’s worth bothering. So spend some time sitting down and writing all that out.

What’s it actually all about?

Why is it worth doing whatever you’re going to need to do to take that leap, to move past that invisible ceiling and get to the other side?

You’re going to need inspiration rather than motivation, and inspiration comes from within.

Inspiration comes from being in alignment and feeling guided towards your higher purpose and higher expression of who you are. Stepping into all that you’re capable of rather than motivation which tends to be a bit of a push like, “Get on with it because you need to pay the bills and you’ll be much more comfortable.” All those kinds of more external motivators that will only get your so far. Inspiration will keep pulling you forward and I’ll let you know how to get some really inspiration at the end of this video, so stick around!

So that’s the first thing.

The SECOND thing you want to do is look at what you are getting out of staying stuck in this comfort zone of 5-figures.

What is your secondary gain?

So… what’s a secondary gain? A secondary gain is when you’re staying in a place you’re saying you don’t want to be, BUT you’re getting something out of it – even if it’s just at the unconscious level and you have no awareness – there’s something in it for you.

For example, if you’re somebody who has been injured and you’ve got time off work because you need to heal and you’re just not getting better, then you might look at things like, “Well, why am I unconsciously stopping myself from healing? Is it because I don’t want to go back in the rat race? I don’t want to start having to battle traffic again and worry about childcare or all of those things.”

So you may not like that fact that you’re in pain and you’re uncomfortable and you’re not working and you’re not feeling productive and you say you want to get better and get back to work, but the secondary gain is that there’s something still in it for you and that is why you’re unconsciously creating being stuck there.

That’s an example in the health space but you can look at that from your business point of view and go, “Okay, what is staying at this 5-figure level giving me? What am I getting out of it? What is the secondary gain?” Once you establish that, then you can look at ways of still meeting that need without needing to stay stuck at the 5-figure business level. So that’s the second one.

Let’s move on to the THIRD one.

That is having to look at what kind of things you’re  going to need to do to get from the 5-figure income to the 6-figure income.

How do I need to show up differently?

How do I need to do things in new ways that match the 6-figure business owner model? What are those things that I have to do?

So let’s just pretend we have a magic wand and fast forwarded the clock and there you are, you’re running your 6-figure, maybe multiple 6-figure, maybe 7-figure business. What are the things you’re doing on a daily basis that allow you to have that and sustain it?

Make a list because you know what, you already know what it takes. Make a list and get really clear on things you need to do.

Let’s move on to the FOURTH step, which is very important.

Look at that list of things you need to DO and work out who you need to BE in order to consistently do those things.

What you do and what shows up in terms of your actions is a reflection of who you are BEING, of your unconscious state, your personality basically.

Decide who you need to be.

Do you need to be somebody who is very disciplined? Do you need to be somebody who knows when you get worn out and tired and who has systems and processes and a structure in place to keep you in good health and energy? Are you going to need to be somebody who’s very open and honest with your family so that they support you? Do you need to be somebody who’s willing to ask for help with childcare or whatever it is or having your partner help out around the house more? Do you need to be more honest? Do you need to be more upfront? Do you need to be less of a perfectionist?

Who do you need to be in order to do those things in your business and your life that is going to allow yourself to move from 5-figures to 6-figures?

Last, but not least, having done all of the above, the FIFTH step that I’ve got for you to move you from a 5-figure business to a 6-figure business is to make a plan.

You already know what you need to be doing, you already know who you need to become, so what’s the plan to get you there? What’s the plan to help you get past the secondary gain that’s keeping you stuck here? What is the plan that’s going to help you tap into your “why” and really get in that inspiration from within that will keep you motivated to keep showing up.

What are the steps?

Look at that from both a mindset perspective, and a business strategy perspective, because there will be certain things you need to do in your business.

Maybe you need to make this year all about systemizing your business, investing in it, and setting yourself up so that you can next year have more reach, reach more people, convert them more easily, and have your structure in place so that that’s all manageable.

Maybe that’s what this year needs to be about so that it’s a plan to get you there.

Mindset wise what do you need? Do you really need to invest in some mentors, coaches, or programs to help you release some of your money blocks, release some of those old stories that are keeping you trapped in the hand-to-mouth kind of pattern? Do you need to, mindset-wise, start to actually allow yourself to be the person you need to be, stepping up, asking for what you want, asking for the sale, showing up as the expert in your field, is it that side of things?

Look at both mindset and strategy and make a plan. \

What do you need? Whose help do you need? What support systems do you need to put in place? What is the plan? Step it out, map it all out, and then get busy moving along it.

So that’s 5 steps to help you move from a 5-figure business to a 6-figure business.

Now remember, the FIRST step I gave you was connecting with your “why” really deeply at the unconscious level –  so that it gives you inspiration that pulls you forward, calls you forward even when you’re having a bad day or a bad week, rather than motivation which is really like somebody cracking the whip over you (we’ll only put up with that for so long before we tell them to nick off)

To do that, make sure you grab my free Core Values course. It’s a mini course that you can do in your own time that helps you uncover your core values and really connect to them at the deepest of levels…

And THAT will give you that fuel in the tank and connect you to your “why.”

So get busy with that and until I see you next, keep on embracing your beautiful and unlimited potential.

Bye!

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I love my biz but hate asking for money

I love my biz but hate asking for money

Hi, this is Miriam Castilla and welcome to the Manifesting Playground where we apply Law of Attraction in practical and magical ways to transform your business and life – so you can have more money, more time, and more alignment.

Let’s talk about what to do when you love your business but hate asking for the money.

So, first of all, let’s take a step back:

What’s your business all about and why do you love it so much?

If I was to take a guess, I would say that it’s the way you express yourself, it’s the way you show up as the most valued and valuable version of you, the version of YOU that really feels like she makes a difference and you’re doing the thing that is your unique contribution to this world in serving the people that you serve.

Your business is all about serving.

So, if your business is all about serving and self-expression, and then on the other hand also about money…let’s think. What’s money all about when it comes to business?

Well, money is received and exchanged for service rendered, right? It is an exchange of energy. You give service, and in return you receive money. You can’t have one without the other. Not in business (otherwise it’s called a charity or a hobby). If it’s a business, that’s the exchange of energy that happens. By receiving the money, it allows you to give the service. By giving the service, it allows you to receive the money. It’s part of a cycle, it’s an energy exchange.

Now, if you’re feeling uncomfortable about receiving money you’re effectively saying, “I don’t want to give too much service.” Energetically, you are refusing or blocking yourself from giving more service.

… Which is probably why you might find you don’t have as many clients as you’d like to have in your business, because you’re feeling uncomfortable about the money and it’s part of the cycle. If there aren’t any clients, you can’t give the service, so you can’t receive the money and that takes care of your little problem, see?

 

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If you want to resolve that problem and stop blocking the money, which blocks you from giving more service, then you need to do a bit of changing things up.

Start with that reframe and remember that the more money you receive, it means you’ve been giving even more service.

So really you owe it to the world, you owe it to those you serve to become very very rich.

It shows that you’ve been of incredible service to the world.

So that’s a big reframe, and that alone will help you really up your vibration around money. It’ll help you start to relate money to money in a whole new and much more resourceful and helpful way. In a way that allows you to attract the money in, to feel good about attracting the money in, and to give even more service.

Now, if you’d like to practice that a little bit further, then make sure you access my free money manifesting video training.

If you haven’t got it yet, you can access it from the link in the description. It’s a 25-minute video training that I’ve recorded especially for you to help you understand the 5 top reasons why you’re not manifesting more money, and what to do about it. You even get a little cheat sheet to help you remember what I covered for you in the training – just in case you need it later on.

So, hop to it!

Grab yourself that and until next time, remember to keep embracing your absolutely beautiful and unlimited potential.

Bye!

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