This month we are partnering with Ebbyslane.com and will focus on being intentional with every aspect of our lives, from our finances to our hobbies. By manifesting through intentional prayer, we are creating the life we don’t need a vacation from.
We are nearing the end of the year. Some New Year resolutions have fallen through the cracks. Some goals are looking further away than you initially planned.
Take a deep breath. It’s okay.
Here are 6 ways to refocus and crush your end-of-the-year goals
1.Don’t Beat Yourself Up About it. Life happens. And, there are variables out of our control: work obligations, family, health, and the list goes on. Just get back on track.
2.Stop Trying to Do Everything TODAY: You think up amazing ideas throughout the day and want to implement them right now. Instead, keep an ideas folder in Google Drive to keep great ideas for another time.
3.Choose One Major Thing to Focus On. This one is similar to number two. If you are anything like me, a shiny object can easily steal your attention. If you try to do everything, you risk not completing anything. So, choose one major thing you will focus on the remainder of this year.
4.Limit Distractions. Limit or delete your social media. Turn off your phone or leave it in the other room while you work on your project.
5.Don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are individuals who have done the very thing you are trying to do. Stop trying to start from scratch when you don’t have to.
6.Mind Your Business. One negative aspect of social media is that you can see what others are doing in real-time, and it can cause you to compare your timeline and vision to someone else’s. It can even cause you to covet someone else’s purpose. See number 4 for help with this.
So, what do you need this year?
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For the month of September, I’m giving you free access to my Business Credit From Scratch MasterClass!
I’m offering this deal because I am passionate about helping you leverage business and personal credit to create a life you don’t need a vacation from.
I know you’ve heard talk about how it is easier now than ever to become the first millionaire in your family. I don’t know about you, but I want to give my children the headstart I wish I had. Remember, this is not about reinventing the wheel but simply utilizing the systems already in place to build wealth.
I like to share posts from my author site, ebbyslane.com. This is a good one! I know you’ve heard the saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none…..” Someone may have used it to shame you at some point. If so, please keep reading till the end. It will be worth it.
A friend of mine posted a video that changed my view about this quote. I know you’ve heard the saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none…..” Someone may have used it to shame you at some point. If so, please keep reading till the end. It will be worth it.
Over the years, I’ve allowed certain people to make me feel that trying new things and changing my career was bad. Who can relate? Honestly, I have changed career paths frequently in the last few years and have even struggled to figure out what I truly want to do. If I’m honest, I was a little embarrassed about all the avenues I’ve tried and failed at, or rather, quit at. I won’t go down the list. However, this quote has shamed me through it all, “jack of all trades, master of none.” It reminded me I was on track to nowhere if I didn’t figure this thing out soon.
It’s also the perfect time to realign yourself and take action on your goals this year.
Often, we set goals, and it stops there. No follow-through.
Life gets in the way, especially if you are a wife and mother. Many other tasks pull you in different directions: doctor appointments, school activities, career, business, trying to stay balanced, etc.
Most of us don’t intend to get sidetracked or abandon our goals; we’ve just never been taught what to do to meet our goals successfully. I know that was me until I took a goal-setting class earlier this year.
First, I am a stickler about not using the word simple. So, if you see me use the word simple, you best believe it is. Ebooks are excellent resources for adding passive income or diving into the book publishing world. If you need more ideas for passive income, check out the post 8 Ways to Create Passive Income With No Money.
There are numerous options for creating and selling your ebook; here is a simple and cost-efficient route.
Chose your topic. This should be an area of expertise, something people know you for.
Know your target audience– This will help you write and market your ebook.
Outline your chapters– This is where you decide what you are going to talk about and how you will break it up. I would keep it short and straight to the point and provide real value in whatever you are talking about.
Design your ebook. You can do this in Word, Powerpoint, and numerous other platforms. I prefer to use Canva for my ebooks. Click here to get a free template.
Hire a proofreader/beta reader- Have someone read your ebook. As a writer, I know firsthand that we tend to read our words the way we thought we wrote them and can easily overlook grammatical mistakes.
Find a platform to sell your ebook on. You can sell it on your website, landing page, or a site like gumroad.com, Covertkit, and more. There are endless platforms. (Sign up to start selling on Gumroad HERE)
Get loud about it- you cannot help people if they don’t know your book exists. If you need help with marketing, grab the Marketing Hacks Ebook for 20 ways to market your book workout spending a dime.
Now that you know how to create your ebook, grab your free templates, and let’s go! Still need help with your ebook, click HERE to book a 1:1 call with me today!
See you at the top!
P.S. Ready to take your business to the next level.
You have an idea for a business but have no idea where to go from there. That was me a few years ago. I was stuck in the idea phase. I wasn’t business savvy in the past. In fact, anything remotely related to starting a business was a huge turnoff for me. However, my husband and I were laid off in 2020, a month apart. We had just had a baby, and it was the beginning of the pandemic, which meant nobody was hiring. That is when I promised that we would never be in this situation again. We were going to learn how to create multiple income streams and learn to invest our money. Fast forward to today, we are doing precisely that. We have at least five income streams and are about to add more.
So, you have a business idea? First, create a business plan. It doesn’t have to be fancy. It is better to write something than to have nothing at all. Here is what you should include in that business plan.
What will your business be?
Who your target audience will be.
What products will you offer?
How will you market your business?
I show you how to do all this and more in the Minding your Business Starter Bundle!
I walk you through how to:
🔶Properly Register your business.
🔶Obtain your EIN ( Business S.S. # )
🔶Get your Duns # (Needed to Build Business credit)
🔶How to correctly set your business up for business credit and funding.
🔶Included is my Marketing Hacks ebook, where I show you ways to market your business without spending a dime.
I also help you avoid the pitfalls I experienced getting my first business off the ground.
I never imagined being a business owner. I wasn’t business savvy, and anything business-related was a turn-off for me. Working for someone else’s company didn’t feel like a “fail” for me, and it still doesn’t, as long as I love what I do and it aligns with my goals. However, things changed in 2020 when my husband and I were laid off a few weeks apart. I made a promise to myself that this would be the last time my family would ever worry about money for generations to come.
So, I started my own business. I went all out with it too. I hired a business coach, attended business conferences, and traveled for business-related events. I built business credit and used it to leverage more money. I’m not going to lie; It has been a lot of trial and error, mindset shifts, imposter syndrome, and wondering if I’ve made the right decision. I’ve also contemplated giving up more times than I care to admit.
5 Reasons why I love being an entrepreneur
I get to spend more time with my family. I get to attend teacher meetings, school field trips, and activities.
I created muliple streams of income for my household. The average millionaire has at least 7 streams of income.
I get major tax benefits. I can write off my home office, supplies, meals, business travel & more.
I am able to create the life I want to live. I do not want to work Monday through Friday and only have the weekends off. I want to be able to take a vacation anytime I want.
It’s mine! It feels good to create something that is solely yours.
I am still learning when it comes to business. Some days I feel like I can keep my head above water; other days, I feel like I’m taking a huge gulp. Nevertheless, I’ve grown so much as a person, and I’ve set my family on a different path. See, I’m breaking generational curses of poverty here. My children will not have to worry about money in their lifetime because I’m setting them up for generational wealth.
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There was a time when I thought becoming a millionaire was unattainable. I was barely making ends meet and living paycheck to paycheck. Once I started researching the habits of the wealthy, I realized my mindset was holding me back. All I needed was an action plan. That plan is to create multiple streams of passive income. Last time, we broke down what passive income is. Click here to read.
This week, we will discuss ways to generate passive income without money. Remember, passive income is when you no longer have to exchange time for money.
1 Create an Ebook: An ebook is one of the simplest and cheapest ways to generate passive income. All you have to do is choose a topic you are knowledgeable in or a skill you’ve mastered. It could be as little as three to five pages. You can sell your book on a free webpage or on sites like gumroad.com. Free Ebook Template
2 Create an Online Course: This is similar to an ebook. You can record videos or have live class sessions on zoom. You can put your recordings on platforms like Udemy or Teachable and even Gumroad.
3 Create a Printable: Create a calendar, planner, and how-to list and sell it on Etsy.
4 Create a YouTube channel: Pick a niche, keep it simple, and start recording. Again, choose something you know about and/or a skill you’ve mastered. After you receive a certain amount of followers, youtube will pay you!
5 Rent Out a Room – AirBNB an extra room in your home. You can specify gender and age to your comfort level or advertise to traveling nurses.
6 Open a Money Market or Interest-Earning Savings Account – Both options are free at your bank. You are missing an opportunity if you are not keeping your money in an interest-earning savings account. (Earn$30 when you Sign up for Varo Bank Account)
7 Affiliate Marketing: This is a great way to make money in your sleep. You can do this through a blog or any social media platform. Apply to become an affiliate of EL Consulting.
8 Start a Blog- Pick a topic or align your blog with your ebook or course. Once you build a following, you can make money blogging.
These are just a few ideas on how to start generating passive income, especially if you are just starting out or don’t have large amounts of money to invest. However, don’t be afraid to invest in more lucrative passive income streams even if there is a startup cost. You don’t have to spend your own money to start either. I show you how to leverage business and personal credit to create multiple streams of passive income in theLevel Up Your Business Membership. Get started today for just $7!
Cheers to Creating the life you don’t need a vacation from!
Have you ever read a post or an article that asked for ideas for passive income; however, when you scrolled the comments, every idea was anything but passive? Or maybe, you’ve tried googling passive income ideas, but again, it was a lot more work than you anticipated. Well, there are many misconceptions about what true passive income is. Over the next few posts, I will break down what passive income is and provides tools for how to start adding passive income to your quota TODAY.
What quota am I referring to?
I’m so glad you asked.
I don’t know about you, but my goal is to be a millionaire and build generational wealth for my family. You’ve certainly found the right place if that is your goal too. (Click Here for a free profitable Business Checklist) The more I researched millionaire habits, the more I learned that the average millionaire has at least seven income streams. Seven sounds like a lot if you had to dedicate 40 hours a week to each one. However, the majority of the seven streams of income are passive.
So, What is passive income?
According to Forbes.com, passive income is “money you can earn without too much ongoing effort.” Actual passive income is when you no longer exchange time or exchange little time for money.
Here are four things to consider when building passive income streams
The upfront work and time investment are often anything but passive. However, once you do the work, you should enjoy the fruit of your labor with minimal maintenance.
One stream of passive income doesn’t have to make much money. People tend to overlook the small amounts of income-generating sources.
Multiple passive income streams areone of the best ways to generate wealth. After all, who doesn’t want to make money while they sleep?
You don’t always have to invest money to get started. There are plenty of ways to build passive income streams with little to no investment. I will give you examples in the next blog post. (Subscribe below to stay up to date)