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How to design your biz YOUR way

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Tired of all the 'needs' and 'shoulds' 'shoulds' telling you how to run your biz? It's time to ditch all the noise, reclaim your power, do things YOUR way and start thriving in your biz, mama! Find out how in this post.

Your Biz Your Way

Welcome to the fourth and final part of this four-part mini-series where we’re diving deep into the four pillars to creating a biz + life you LOVE.

The foundation of my business, the framework I personally use and the exact framework I take my clients through, these four pillars are THE secret to going from surviving to thriving in your mompreneur journey.

If you’re tired of all the noise out there telling you how to manage your home, parent your kids and run your biz… If you wish you could do things YOUR way – WITHOUT worrying about what other people think… It’s time to reclaim your power and take back control by adding these pillars to your life!

What are the 4 pillars?

  1. Love Your Family
  2. Love Your Home
  3. Love Your Biz, and
  4. Love Yourself.

In part one of this mini-series, we talked about the Love Yourself pillar and how to make your wellbeing more of a priority. Part two was all about the Love Your Family pillar and staying connected to your kids when you’re a busy mompreneur. In part three we looked at the Love Your Home pillar and how to make your house a home. And in this fourth and final part, we’re diving into the final pillar, the Love Your Biz pillar.

Prefer to listen rather than read?

I’ve got you covered! This post is the blog post for Episode #26 of The Unapologetic Momprenur podcast – which you can listen to on your favourite podcast player HERE.

Or tune in on Spotify right away by clicking on the play button below!

So, are you ready to reclaim your power and design your biz YOUR way? To create a business that you love that’s feels in alignment – WITHOUT worrying about what other people think? Are you ready to kick-start nurturing your Love Your Biz pillar?

Let’s dive in!

The Love Your Biz Pillar

So, what is the Love your Pillar all about? And how can nurturing it help you design your biz YOUR way – WITHOUT worrying about what other people think?

I’m glad you asked!

The Love Your Biz pillar is about building a business that aligns with your passions and your values. It’s about you being fulfilled in the work you are doing. That you are creating a business that allows you to live your life on your terms. And that you’re showing up as your true authentic self, doing what feels aligned instead of listening to all the noise telling you what you ‘should’ be doing.

It’s about you showing up as YOU so that you can find your tribe, create your community and attract your dream clients. Clients who can’t wait to work with you and clients who can’t wait to buy your products and services.

Nurturing this pillar means that you’re being totally honest about what’s right for you and your biz. That you’re not just doing something because everyone else is doing it but because it’s feels aligned. That you’re super clear on and only saying yes to the activities, tasks and opportunities that lift you up and are going to get you to where you want to be.

 

So, how do you kick-start nurturing this pillar so that you can design your biz YOUR way? Here are 5 ways to start giving your Love Your Biz pillar the attention it deserves.

Nurturing your love your biz pillar

#1: Get super clear on your 'why'

Why did you start your business? Why do you do what you do? Knowing and understanding your why is key. When you’re in touch with why you’re doing the things you do, why you’re showing up every day, that’s when the magic truly starts to happen.

Nine times out of ten, we start a business because we’re passionate about something. Because there’s something we feel called to do. Something that we know we can help other people with. And that’s AMAZING.

 

But our why goes sooo much deeper than that.

 

Our why links back and is attached to our true core values. The things that matter to us outside of our business. And guaranteed, it’s one of these values that prompted you to start your business.

It could be that you desire time freedom or financial independence. Maybe you seek autonomy, to live life on your terms and escape your 9 to 5. Maybe you feel called to serve a particular person or group and doing so will give you true fulfilment.

 

For me, it’s all about family; everything I do is about family.

 

As well as being super passionate about helping other mompreneurs thrive, I wanted something that fitted around my family. Something that allowed me to call the shots and to choose my own hours so that I could be part of and fully present for Harrison’s life during these precious years. Something that added to our quality of life and filled my cup too. And that’s exactly what my business allows me to do and I LOVE it!

 

And so, what is YOUR why?

 

Get super clear on this and not only will your desire for that why fuel your passion, it’ll also motivate you to keep going on the days you’re having a tough time too.

#2: Understand your goals

The next step to nurturing this pillar and running your biz YOUR way is to understand your goals. And by goals, I don’t just mean the goals you’re working on day to day. I’m also talking about the goals you have for your business. Where do you see your business heading? What’s your vision?

Get clear on your vision because when you know what your end goal is, it’s much easier to set goals that will help you get there. Instead of setting any old goal and hoping for the best, you can be super intentional about where you are directing your energy. Which in turn ensures the goals you set, the tasks you work on, the products you create and the services you offer all get you to where you want to be.

Another important factor when it comes to understanding your goals is defining what success looks like for you.

Know what success means to you and not only will you be super clear what you’re aiming for, but you’ll know when you get there too.

 

And so…

  • What are you aiming for?
  • What does success look like for you?
  • And how will you know you have achieved success in your business?

 

Remember, there’s no right or wrong here, success looks different for everyone. It doesn’t have to be about having a six-figure business or hitting 10k months. Maybe you simply want to earn enough so that you can escape your 9-5. Maybe you want to earn enough to cover the bills so you’re not working paycheck to paycheck. Or maybe you simply want something that fulfils you and fits around the needs of your family.  

 

What are your goals? And what does success look like for you?

#3: Set boundaries

Want to go from surviving to thriving in your mompreneur journey? Boundaries and KEY. Boundaries protect our wellbeing and keep us safe. They make sure we don’t take on too much and help to keep stress, overwhelm and burnout at bay. They also help keep tension and negativity to a minimum because we’ve identified what we’re prepared to tolerate and let into our lives.

 

And so, what are your boundaries? And are you honouring and protecting them?

 

When it comes to running your biz…what hours do you work? How many clients do you want to have at one time? How many collaborations are you going to say yes to each month? Will you have days where you don’t take calls?

Get clear on how you want to run your biz and set boundaries that allow you to do those things without getting overwhelmed or burned out. Then, honour and protect them.

If you’ve decided to not work evenings, resist the urge to pick up your laptop after dinner. If you’ve decided Wednesday is a day where you don’t take calls, make that day unavailable on your calendar. And if you know that you can only handle two or three collaborations at any one time, don’t be afraid of saying no to the next one that comes your way.

 

Don’t forget to review your boundaries too.

 

Things change and just like the four seasons, our businesses have seasons too. There will be times that are super busy and there will be times when things are a little quieter. Which is why I always recommend my clients review their boundaries often.

Set aside time every few months to check-in on your boundaries. Review whether they’re still working for you and don’t be afraid to tweak them if needed.

#4: Work 'on' your biz as well as in it

It’s all too easy to get caught in the day-to-day, working on autopilot. To focus on all those daily tasks we need to do in our businesses like emails, posting on social etc. But if we’re to see the progress we’re seeking, we need to work on our businesses as well as in them.

Your business won’t grow if you’re not working on it as well as working in it.

And so, it’s really important when it comes to nurturing this pillar, that you spend time ON your business. This means setting aside time each week and each month to look at how things are going. Check-in on your stats, look at your finances, review where you are with your goals.

Make sure too that the tasks and activities you are working on are helping you get to where you want to be. That the goals you set for your biz still resonate. That the products and services you offer still feel aligned. And if they don’t, it’s a good opportunity to switch things up.

When can you set aside time each week and each month to check-in on your business?

Get it in the diary and make it part of your routine.

#5: do what feels aligned

The final step to nurturing this pillar and to designing your biz YOUR way is to do what feels aligned. To do what feels right for you and what feels right for your business. Just because someone else is doing it, doesn’t mean you have to do it.

You know you best. And you know your business best too. So, follow your heart. Trust your instinct and trust your judgement. If something doesn’t feel aligned, you don’t have to do it.

And if somebody, whether it’s a coach or a mentor or someone you follow on Instagram, tells you that you ‘should’ be doing something, before you commit to it, put it to the ‘unapologetic’ test.

The 'Unapologetic' Test

Before you adopt a new strategy, create a new product or offer a new service that has been suggested by someone else, ask yourself how you feel about it.

  • Does it sit right with you?
  • Is it something that is in alignment with the vision you have for your business?
  • Does it fit with your personality and the way you want to do things in your business?

 

And if the answer is no, well guess what? You don’t have to do it!

 

Yes, road test something if you like but if you decide you don’t want to continue doing it, that’s okay. And if you come across a new strategy that you don’t agree with or that doesn’t feel right, you don’t have to do it. If it feels icky or forced or that you’re putting yourself into a box that doesn’t feel aligned, don’t do it.

Ultimately, it’s your business and you get to call the shots!

 

Check in often too…

Just like checking in on your boundaries, regularly check-in and make sure what you’re doing still feels aligned. And if it doesn’t, it’s okay to let it go. There’s absolutely no point in hanging on to something that doesn’t feel right. All that’s going to do is frustrate you and bring you down.

The last thing you want is for your business to feel like a chore. Especially if you started it because you were passionate about something. So, always choose things that feel aligned and let the rest go!

your biz your way

So, there you have it, the five steps to nurturing your Love Your Biz pillar. I dive a whole lot deeper into this topic when I’m working with my clients, but these strategies are a great way to get started.

Here they are again:

  1. Get super clear on your ‘why’.
  2. Understand your goals.
  3. Set boundaries.
  4. Work on your business as well as in it.
  5. Do what feels aligned.

Want help making it happen?

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from all the work I’ve done, it’s that you make more progress when you have someone helping you. If you try to do everything alone, you’re far more likely to…

…stumble,

    …slide backwards,

        …and be tempted to GIVE UP.

 

BUT…when you have a cheerleader by your side, helping you take action, pushing you towards being your best self?

That’s when REAL progress happens.

There’s nothing I love more than seeing mompreneurs just like you go from surviving to thriving in their mompreneur journey.

And there’s nothing I love more than seeing mompreneurs create the life they want for themselves and their family – WITHOUT worrying about what other people think.

Want me to be your cheerleader? Want me to run alongside you in your journey? Together, we can make AMAZING things happen!

 

Bottom line: I’m here to help.

 

So, what do you say? Send me a DM on Instagram and let’s get a conversation going about how I can help you nurture your Love your Biz pillar so that you run your biz YOUR way – WITHOUT worrying about what other people think!

That's a wrap!

That’s a wrap on this mini-series. Like I said in the beginning, these 4 pillars are THE secret to creating a biz and life you LOVE. If you’re tired of all the noise out there telling you how to manage your home, parent your kids and run your biz, it’s time to add these 4 pillars to your life.

Focus on and nurture these four pillars and that’s how you’ll go from surviving to thriving – both at home and in your business. Give them the attention they deserve and that’s how you create a biz you love and the life you want for you and your family – WITHOUT worrying about what other people think.

Discover how to nurture the rest of the 4 pillars to creating a biz + life you LOVE here:

Sarah Dew

Sarah Dew

Sarah Dew is a certified master life coach and business coach for mompreneurs, a self-published author, podcast host and the founder and CEO of The Unapologetic Mompreneur. Incredibly passionate about helping mompreneurs create a biz and life they LOVE that’s on their terms WITHOUT worrying about what other people think, she’s also a mum, stepmum, wife, introvert, breast cancer survivor and fur mama to her two (somewhat lazy!) French Bulldog pups, Arthur and Tiger-Lily.

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