Say goodbye to burnout - 16 Top Tips To Help You Create A Business Without Sacrificing Your Health Or Sanity.

So you’ve been doing this online biz thing for a while now and you’ve come to realise how much work it takes.

You may of come to realise it is so much more than just popping up a selfie saying buy my thing and the money rolls in. Oh no.

I hear you, you are starting to get tired.


When we have our own business it can seem that we are always switched on. Thinking about the next task we have to do. Seeing clients. Showing up on social media. It is very energetically draining especially in the early days when we wear many hats.


I have been through it myself I suffered burnout big time back in 2013 I was about to have my third baby and I was tired. Resentful and just had enough of working for myself you can read that blog post here.

So I get it I really do but I really wished I knew what I know now. Or even sat for a minute to give myself a break. Took the expectations off my OWN shoulders.

So today I want to give you some really valuable tips how you can run a business without feeling like you are sacrificing your own sanity or values in life.


You are the CEO always remember that. If you are not taking care of your own needs and scheduling time for yourself you can not run a sustainable business. Sacrificing sleep to hustle to 4am then getting up at 7am is not going to work in the long run. And lets be honest. You are probably not preforming at your best when you are feeling like an exhausted pigeon.


MOVE your body. Stagnant energy is moved on energetically. You will stop being in consuming mode and your brain can go into creation mode! Awesome hey?! Sitting for long periods of time is not good for the bum or the brain!


Don’t like doing something in your business? Is it taking 10 hours when it would take someone else 1 hour? Outsource as quickly as you can in your business. No budget to do so? Look on Fiver or maybe exchange services with someone to benefit you both! Don’t get stuck on putting your energy into something that feels draining.


Schedule in social catch ups. No more living in your little bubble ok? Make time to talk about something other than business! Our friends and family are the ones that lift us up. Go fill your cup! Feeling isolated? Step out of your comfort zone and find local events / communities you may want to participate in.


Boundaries with time. I myself got caught out with this one. Stick to a time daily where you log off. No more social media. No more responding to clients enquiries. Set a time that works for you where you are still able to log off. Go spend time with family, chill out or read a book. Tired pigeon remember?


Find something that lights you up that is not work related. A new hobby, a craft? Unplug and relax.


Go outside! Fresh air. Vitamin D. The ground to centre and ground your energy. Need I say more?


Set achievable goals feeling like you are always chasing the next thing and the next thing is going to have your adrenals going CRAZY! Set small goals in your business and tick them off one at a time. I would rather you do 2 things really well and see it from start to finish than have the stress and 20 unfinished projects at all times.


Change your routine up I get so uninspired and BORED when it is groundhog day. Change up your weekly schedule when you are starting to feel restless! This could even mean taking the laptop to a cafe instead of sitting at the desk.


A YOU day once a week. No plans. Just you doing what you want to do. Have a social media detox for 24 hours. Watch how inspired you come back!


Set time for certain things to reduce procrastination or being distracted. So checking emails at 3pm. Set aside a chunk say 45mins if your emails are really red hot. Then that is it!


Surround yourself with good people who understand your vision. This one is huge. Working as a solo entrepreneur can be really isolating. Reach out and connect with like minded people. The energy boost will serve you well!


HAVE FUN! If you can not be yourself in business. What are you even doing?! Make sure you bring laughter and fun to your business model. What does your brand look like? Is it engaging and fun? Does it light you up? If it doesn’t how can other people get excited about what you have to offer?!


Take note of your values and stick to them? What does your day look like? What is important to you? Is it making sure you sit down as a family and eat by a certain time? Having your own boundaries in place and knowing what your day looks like makes it a lot easier to take the pressure off. Creates expectations for when you are “working” and when you are not with clients as well. They will just start to realise after 8pm you are not available!


Know that you can not do everything. This was another big reality check for me. My business was actually moving a lot slower because I was doing EVERYTHING! Prioritise what matters. All of the time!


Remember why you started in the first place. When I get low vibe and think nope nope I want to run and hide. I think about why I started in the first place. For me it was to support other women so they could pursue their passion and get paid for it. So that is changing lives right?! And to be able to support my children while being present. I also read my client feedback. That usually lives me the reality check I need that if I give up I am actually doing a great disservice!


Remember the whole reason you started was to create a better quality of life for yourself. Running your own business does not mean you need to sacrifice your health in the meantime. Their will be no huge pay off when you finally get there financially if you do not have your health.



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Be kind to yourself. You’ve got a big job to do. The world needs to see you shine.

If you are struggling in your business to make it all work I invite you to get in touch I would love to support you in any way that I can.













What Is One Thing I Can Do To Help Me Sell On Instagram?

You want to attract clients and get real leads on Instagram. But it is not really happening, right? 

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You are posting all day doing all the "things" and can not work out where you are going wrong. 

I hear this all the time then I go and have a look at my clients Instagram, and it is clear to me in about 2 seconds why Instagram as a platform is not converting likers into paying clients. 

It may take some thought but the actual action will take you about 30 seconds to change on Instagram!

 

So what is the golden ticket to converting? 

Making your BIO CLEAR! 

The biggest mistake I see is people making the bio all about them. Listing all their personal hobbies, #catmum and just random fluff you know? #truthbomb

Your business is not about you. You are in the business of solving problems even if you have a physical product. You solve a problem! 

So what do you need to do? #Igotchabackbaby 


Create an A to B statement. This needs to be clear and the first thing you put in your bio. 

This is an example of an A to B statement. 

I help new mums lose baby weight through clean eating and strength training to become strong and healthy.  

What you are doing here is calling in your client with your niche. You are showcasing yourself as the professional who specialises in this area. 

You are identifying who you help so they can say Oh that's me! You are sharing with them how you can help and the outcome they can have working with you. 

This takes away confusion. They get it and they will be more inclined to hit the follow button. They know you will have a purpose in their life. You are the person they identify as solving their problem.

It is crystal clear the outcome they will have when working with you. 

This is going to help you to convert your followers into clients and also help you grow your account with a loyal targeted following. 

So have a think about who it is you want to work with, what problem you solve and what outcome they will have when working with you. 

You can use this A to B statement everywhere in your marketing to showcase who you are and what it is that you do. 

Here is an example of how I have put my bio together! 

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You will also notice I have put a link in my URL for a FREE ebook. This is called a call to action. I am asking my followers to give me their email in return for a free ebook. 

Why? Because this is the next level of converting my followers into paying clients!

I obtain the email address and then they are on my mailing list. They will get to know me further and of course I softly softly promote my paid products and services to them. 

Doing these two valuable steps sets you apart from the Instagram profiles that look like they are in hobby mode. If you are not calling out to your ideal client how are they going to know you offer a paid service and the next step is to buy from you?

 

Be CLEAR! Do the clients you have not even met yet a service by allowing them to buy from you. 

Promise me you will use the space in your bio wisely now. I love you, fellow mums. I know you love your fur baby. But keep that for later when they are getting to know you. No more #mumof3 #Catmum #Coffeeaddict. 

I would love to see your before and after feel free to tag me on Instagram.


Still unsure of how to market your message and services? Not sure how to use the Instagram platform but KNOW it is the second most used platform in 2018. 

Hit the button below and book in an Instagram 101 marketing session with me. I've got you covered!

Not Another Facebook Group?! Why Should I Create One?

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First of all, I am going to jump straight in and answer the burning question I am always asked. Do I need a Facebook group?

I usually chat with clients that are on both sides of the fence. One side says I want to create one because I will put my effort into that because no one can see my stuff on my business page. 

The other side of the fence says NO more Facebook groups! Too many already and I an not manage another thing. 

Alright so here is the thing. Yes, there are a lot of Facebook groups out there. And I mean a lot. But listen in I am going to show you why I DO believe you need one when you are building a business and a personal brand. 

Total disclaimer here as well. Will building a group be easy? No. Will it bring you in millions of dollars in the first 12 months. Probably not.

It will take time and patience but if done correctly it is going to set you up with client leads in the long-term picture. 

The reason why I want you to create a Facebook group is that in the first 1-2 years of business especially I want you to focus on building a loyal tribe. When we are creating our own personal brands we need to get within the community and have conversations about what we do and strike up the conversation. 

I want you to lead the way and create this for your tribe. If you are wanting to create a loyal tribe and be able to engage with them you need to think about where you are going to do this?

Is it in the comments on your Instagram? On your Facebook business page?

Talking in the comments and replying will work in the short term.

But if you can create an engaged conversation where you are leading the way with topics and have all of this living within a Facebook group you will win every single time in the long run. 

Don't get me wrong. This is not SHOW all about you. The purpose of creating a community is just that. A community. You want to create a place where like-minded people hang out. Where they get just as much value out of the group as you do. 

Where they feel they have a voice.

I want you to see this as being a way to create a safe place to have the deeper conversations with your tribe. Where you lead the way. Your community is going to like you. Trust you. Know you. And buy from you. In the long game. 

 

My top tips for growing a Facebook Group

 

  • Create a searchable simple niched name - Ie Clean eating for women - Healing anxiety with essential oils.

The minute I changed my group name to something people were actually searching for my group has grown organically like wildflower. Again remember not about you, about them. Creating a branded group with your name when no one knows who you are is not going to grow quickly and you are going to have to slug it out to grow that baby! 

  • Engage with your tribe - Go live ask questions!

I know you are thinking. Like Duh Romana. You would think hey? But I see this over and over again. People get excited. Create a group, post in it for 4 weeks straight. Burnout and the group's interaction drops and it goes to Facebook Group Zombie land. People are not going to make the effort to post in YOUR group unless you do. Long-term gain remember. You are building brand awareness and presence. 

Facebook will also reward you for doing so! If your group is really engaged and lots of posts are being made it will suggest it to people searching for similar groups. 

 

  • Don't spam everyone with your sales copy

I know it is your group and you want a return on investment. But settle petal. Be the leader. Play by your own rules. Of course, it is your group and you can break them every now and then if you have something really awesome to share. But again it is not about you. Take it easy and resist the urge! Create brilliant content that will convert quicker in the long term than sales posts spammy mc spammed everywhere in your group. 

 

  • Run challenges in your group

This has and is continuing to work really well for me. It gives people a reason to show up and engage. Invite people in and they get VALUE out of being apart of the challenge that is within my group. Oh, and it also showcases me within MY tribe as being the person with the expertise. Winner winner for everyone. 

 

  • Take advantage of the ask entering questions option. 

You can request people who are asking to join your group to answer questions before they are approved. Be smart and ask the RIGHT questions. Feel free to use mine. 

I ask where did you find this Facebook group. - Awesome for you to track

I ask them what they want to learn from me - This will help you with content all over the place!

I tell them to leave their email if they would like my free ebook. 95% of people say yes and pop it in.  - This helps me grow my list and brand awareness and niche services. 

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I hope this has inspired you to create your own tribe on Facebook within a group. It has such potential to really serve you well within your business if you put in the time and effort your tribe deserves.

If you have any questions I invite you to get in touch! Let's Talk

And of course here is your VIP invitation to jump into my Facebook group to see how we roll over there!

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Help no one can see me! Tips to getting really visible online.

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Alright you've got something really amazing to share. 

You know you change lives and you may even have a product you know is AMAZING but crickets right?

You want to know how do I sell what I have to offer online?

You tell me not to work for FREE Romana so how the hell do I get people to BUY my thing? 

You ready? 

You may not like what I am about to say but I am all about dealing #truthbombs. 

No one is going to buy your thing if they don't know who the fuck you are. 

Like honestly. You know when someone comes to your door to ask you about your energy provider? We can not shut that door quick enough. It is almost a little bit like. Whatttt are YOU doing disturbing me? WHY are you at my door. 

Ok maybe that is just crazy little me. HA!

But you see my point here right? We can have a human standing in front of us even with the most amazing thing ever but if we don't know them. Don't have any connection to them we become very dismissive. 

It is the same online. We are all so absorbed in the scroll of social media we don't pay attention to people we don't know.

We have no emotional pull towards them and women in particular buy with EMOTION.

Ether because we resonate and like that person we are buying from, we have created a like and trust for them creating an emotional pathway to them in our brain. OR because they have struck an emotion in us and they can solve a problem for us. 

This is the way people buy. 

And in the online world becoming visible does not have to be hard. It can take time yes. But it can be done. I am going to share with you how I made 15k just from advertising my services in OTHER PEOPLES Facebook groups last year. 

So yes Facebook groups is where the party is at. Organic marketing for the win. These babies cost you $0.

I want you to focus on 3 - 4 Facebook groups (You can find mine here

Now don't go in and drop your promotional stuff and run. Yuk you are not going to get any sales that way. 

Get into these groups and create some really awesome connections. Respond to questions within the groups. Share your knowledge. Allow real humans who may be your ideal client to get to know you!

What you will gain is so much more than just paying clients. You will gain a network of women who have your back. They will get to know what you do even if they are not ready to work with you or personally do not need your services. They will be the ones who tag you and shout your name from the rooftops when someone is in need of your help. 

The value you bring and what you get back is truly amazing within the online communities of women entrepreneurs. Find the right groups and you will start to understand what I mean. 

When you are choosing your groups I want you to also do it from a strategic point of view.

Choose to focus on groups where you KNOW your ideal client is hanging out. So it may be a support group for mothers as an example if you work with mums with PND. 

Another group I want you to join is one YOU can learn and grow. So of course my Facebook group would be fabulous for this! ;) 

And of course feel the vibe of the group. Give it a go for a while if it isn't for you move on and go searching for the right fit. Of course you want to make sure that you are following group guidelines if they have theme days etc. And feel aligned with the group facilitator. 

Content

The other way to become more visible online is to actually be present online! I know you are thinking simple right? 

WRONG! Some peeps think ok I have a Facebook page a Instagram account I have uploaded some random stuff and now I am going to make money online because people can find me. 

OH NO!!

This is not going to work. Not at all. If anything it can turn potential clients away! If I am looking for someone to work with I head to the Facebook page I want to see basically a mini website. I want to see fresh NEW posts on the wall and an about section that gives me all the answers I need. Who are they? What are they about? Can they help me?

So creating content like a machine is going to lead in your clients. Choose two social media platforms. Facebook and Instagram are my favourites. And master them.

Produce content everywhere. Document your life. Allow your following to get to know you as a real human as well as a professional business owner. Share tips and hints. Educate them on why you do what you do. What results can you help them achieve? What outcomes can you help with?

Listen in.. 

Truth bomb coming. Unless you are being present online creating content. So popping into Facebook groups making connections and actually promoting your thing. Providing content on your own platforms like Facebook and Instagram, you CAN NOT say that say it doesn't work and you are not visible. 

It does take work. A lot of work. It takes time. 

But the more you put yourself out there. The more you allow people to see who you are and promote your thing. The quicker it will happen for you. 

If you are struggling with your marketing and your message and are still pulling your hair out with this online thing. 

Please get in touch I would love to help! 

Creating boundaries and having systems in your business is going to bring in the money honey.

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I am going to make this a quick one today. I want to give you some food for thought. 

Are you an inspo coach? Or a paid coach? 

Having boundaries and systems may just be the thing that helps you to go from inspo to paid. 

You are probably sitting there thinking " what on earth is she talking about?"

Bare with me here. 

A lot of clients I work with that are not getting paid clients walking in the door are very busy being busy on social media giving away everything for FREE.

Yep, that's right. They don't realise what they are doing. 
They think they are helping people. 
And this is what you have to do when you are starting out. 

You help everyone for FREE.

Nope. Nope, Nope. 

This is where boundaries come in. They have no personal business boundaries! They are spending all day creating free content that is fantastic and then when it comes time to convert over to a paying client. 

They then go on coaching that person for FREE on Facebook messenger.

Or the spiritual entrepreneur thinks she has to do 100 free readings so people will validate her service. 

Please stop! Listen in. 

You do not have to be available all of the time within your business on social media. 

It is ok to have boundaries and ask for the sale when you KNOW you should be getting paid for the service you are providing.

You do not have to work for free to establish yourself as a person with an expertise. 

If you want to offer freebies on your terms great. This is not what I am saying here. 

What I want for you is to validate your worth and start having stronger boundaries with your potential clients with your time and around money. 

You are actually doing them a disservice by not allowing them to work with you within your paid services and programs. They deserve to get the most from you. 

So this is where having systems in place are going to compliment you having awesome fucking boundaries. This is going to take you from Inspo fluffy nice coach that no one is willing to pay. To the paid coach people respect and value. 

So let's do a pinky promise now - Please no more coaching or free readings via PM. 

Start using a really good booking system in your business. I recommend Acuity. It is the KING of online booking systems it will also take payments for you. No more back and forth chasing money either. 

(Check out Acuity here)

How this is going to go hand in hand with boundaries. 

When a potential client enquires about your services you will not feel like you have to go around in circles answering questions via Pm to validate why they should choose you. You will have a clear system in place where you send them. 

It is going to separate the time wasters from the people who are ready willing and value your time and expertise. Because they are the ones that will book right away and PAY you for your time. 

You will no longer feel like the there's that elephant in the room of going back and forth having another sales conversation about how you can help them. And with them trying to draw out of you free advice. 

You will be able to confidently cut out the process of feeling like you need to justify to them why you are the one they should choose, and if asking for payment makes you feel icky. (Which it shouldn't) 

But if that makes you feel uncomfortable especially in the early days you will have a booking system to forward them onto which will collect payment for you and they can book themselves in online. 

Having a professional system you take your clients though is not only going to help you save time. Stop the unnecessary conversations back and forth it is going to provide your clients with an easy way to book with you. 

Making the process a positive one from start to finish for the both of you. 

So tell me, 

Are you a inspo coach or a PAID coach?  

Rock your boundaries, own your worth. 
You are the CEO of your business.
Get paid and do it with ease with systems in your business to support your growth! 

If you are not really techy and the thought of creating systems is just scary to you. Get in touch and I would be more than happy to work with you and help you to create amazing automated systems in your business!

Work with me.

Boundaries & Pricing How They Go Together.

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Clear boundaries on pricing and why? 

Are you charging enough for your time?


What if I told you, You do have TIME & Money to get a massage once a fortnight?


The topic of money with soul entrepreneurs can be a touchy one because we all come from a place of heart and value and feel our clients NEED our service so we try and be assessable to everyone.
This is true to an extent but what happens here is the line gets very foggy and a lot of people end up working for free or over give in their service.


This means creating a session for a client who gets a, b, c they know they are going to get these services and outcomes from you in the session and are happy with your rate. BUT then after the session, you email them 10 pdfs workbooks and add on a follow up free session.


Sound familiar? This example is from someone I have actually worked with as a client!


It undervalues your time, your experience.

The outcome for the client, your previous studies & innate skills that only YOU have (that's the connection part) That's why people value you! Own it!


I want you to realise to create a beautiful flowing business you need to value the CEO, YOU!


When you charge accordingly for your time and services you are creating room in your business for you to have balance as well. Imagine what you could work in based on actually charging what you are worth?!
Could you see 4 clients instead of 6 and get a massage every fortnight?
This is the reason why we start our empires in the first place is not to feel overworked undervalued and time poor.


I want you to create a business you LOVE that serves YOU as well as your clients.


If you would like me to help you with all the gears of pricing and services reach out I am always happy to have a chat X

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A story of the girl who thought she couldn't.

My story goes pretty deep as a business owner and mentor. 

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Blurry snap in 2005 a 19 year old me and my 5 month old new baby!

 


You see I had my first child when I was 19. I was a high school drop out from having no support and living in a toxic environment. I moved out of home at 16.

I grew up thinking I wasn’t intelligent because I didn’t complete school or go to uni like I dreamed. 
Now throw in a teenage pregnancy. ⠀⠀


I always had aspirations but never backed myself because of the conditioning that I was ‘dumb’ because I didn’t get to do all the things I wanted too thinking I wasn’t smart enough and then at 19 I was ‘just a mum’.

Until one day a dear friend of mine encouraged me to use my gifts to start a business and to start charging for my services. 


It gave me that fire in my belly. Someone actually validated my worth, someone was actually backing me and showing me I was A LOT more. ⠀⠀
This was 10 years ago. Since then I have grown two businesses. Had another two children and grown my income. ⠀⠀
I have studied, I have mentored and I have grown. ⠀


Now I spend my days helping other women who may not feel they are worthy or have lost their confidence. I help them to step back into their own power.

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Everyone needs a cheerleader. And my promise to you is. I will be yours. I see you. I hear you.

 

You are capable of great things even if you can not see it yet from where you are.