I spent most of my time playing in the woods of Northern Minnesota as a young child. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Perhaps that's why this segment of a Robert Frost poem always circles in my head. (Especially a few miles into a run on the treadmill. Miles to go before I sleep. Metaphorically and f’real.) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You, me and the woods... are lovely, dark and deep.
This = acting in alignment. The more you show up for yourself, the better your business will feel (thus reflected by dollars in your bank account).
There’s a difference between being told you’re supported and actually being supported. Entrepreneurs are often misunderstood. Those taking the hard path instead of pushing the easy button are often misunderstood. And sometimes those closest to us might say things that are hurtful about our goals and dreams, because they can’t see it for themselves. Because they want to keep us safe. They might even subconsciously want to keep us small. And comfortable like a pair of yoga pants. But it hurts. It’s triggering. And often maddening. Sometimes my rebel tendencies show more than others and an innate response of “F you. I’m going to do it with or without your ‘approval’.” Just know there’s clarity in the trigger points. What gets my anger burning shows me areas where I may be blocked or experiencing resistance. And I can do it anyway without feeling the need to rebel in anger, but because it’s what I WANT for my life and for my own experience. Like this red coat. I’ve never even considered buying a bright red coat until I saw this one on the rack next to the black parka I’ve been eyeing for years. I thought “Wow, what kind of woman could rock that red coat?!” Me. The woman I’m becoming would totally rock a red coat. So I bought it and it’s become such a rallying symbol for me to always stay true to who I am becoming and to honor my growth even when it doesn’t make sense to others. Don’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Be okay and accept with grace that you will occasionally be judged and misunderstood, but you’re now on your way to being self-aware enough to not be triggered by it. “What other people think of you is none of your business.” — Wayne Dyer
I love these two. Spent the day exploring the north woods of Minnesota. ♥️
Anytime I’ve massively upleveled my life and my business, like going from an average of $1500 per month to an average of $12,000 per month, I can directly correlate it to the level of support I’ve hired to help me see past my own blocks. In the past year: → I joined a digital marketing mastermind with one of the biggest, best names in the biz. → Dabbled in the woo and hired an energy coach to help me learn how to keep my “energy state” high so that I feel like I can easily tackle any of my dreams. → A joined a sales mastermind to help me learn how to sell in ways that feel really authentic. → I hired a mindset coach to help me understand the way I think and how to actually ask for and claim what I want from life. Every one of these investments has ultimately taught me ONE thing… How to better understand and service my clients. https://offers.alliebjerk.com/black-friday-coaching Hiring a business coach should be more than getting a weekly, fluff-filled call full of questions and weak responses from your “coach” saying “Well, how does that feel? Is that in alignment with your values?” (insert hard eye roll, here) You want to know what will actually bring you the results you desire. Obviously. Getting support from a business coach also shouldn’t involve the question “Well, what kind of credit do you have? How much credit do you have available currently?” on your sales call with them. (This happens with SO many “big name, small support” coaches.) That’s why, until the 25th at midnight, I wanted to make my business coaching more accessible than ever before. (No new credit line or second mortgage required. 🤣) (There ARE fast-action bonuses that expire each day, so sign up NOW to receive them.) =============== ↓↓↓↓ My BIGGEST Black Friday sale EVER is here! ↓↓↓↓ IF YOU SIGN UP BEFORE 12PM EST ON NOV. 24, you’ll receive the following bonuses: → 1:1 private, laser coaching call (session with Allie) → 1:1 private coaching support via Voxer for 14 days → 1:1 private accountability (check-ins & support) with Allie for 14 days → 100% cash back from your purchase of this bundle to use on ANY other program from Allie +more! Check out the link in bio for deets
I swear sometimes motherhood was designed to raise the mother nearly more than the child. With three under seven, it can be so easy to get caught up in survival mode until it becomes painfully apparent that you’re surviving and not thriving. My oldest has always found ways to help me grow (read: incredibly strong willed and stubborn, and JUST like me) and the last few weeks have been no exception. I’m so grateful that I run a business that supports the kind of mom I want to be... so that I can do the things that feel important. Today, I got to rearrange my schedule so that I could steal him from his school lunch and take him out for a special date... working towards leaving a legacy in business AND in motherhood.
A lot of my clients (and if I'm being honest), just about everyone I get to talk to online at some point hints at (or straight out tells me) that they struggle with confidence. (This hasn't changed whether they are trying to make their first dollar online or crack 7 figures.) Today, I spent about 3 hours in the car driving to my parents house with my kiddos, and I had a chance to listen to my recent Audible book Truthful Living by Napoleon Hill. Now, even though Napoleon Hill has been dead for like almost 50 years... his words have such a way of speaking directly to my soul. His message is timeless and always seems to find its way into your life exactly when you need to hear it. Today... the thing that stood out the most while listening was this: FINISH WHAT YOU START. You guys. THIS is the cardinal rule of online business. AND... THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT CREATES CONFIDENCE. It does not matter if the thing you create completely flops. You'll learn from that failure. You'll show yourself you did it. You'll start to build on your ability to do the hard things and to trust that you CANNOT FAIL because you don't know how. You will work until IT works. You are NOT a quitter. The moment you jump from project to project is the moment you lose momentum, focus and ultimately put a huge wall between you and your version of success. The moment you switch gears mid-project is the moment you open up the doors to (more) self-doubt. As someone with a tendency to work on something-like-5 projects simultaneously, I want to challenge myself AND challenge you. Focus on being the best at ONE THING. FINISH one thing at a time. C'mon guys. BE A FINISHER. (And take that with whatever suggestive innuendo you please. I'm not above that kind of humor.) Your mantra... in the great words of Napoleon Hill: I am mastering and overpowering the habit of starting something that I do not finish. From this time forward, I will first plan all that I wish to do, making a clear mental picture of it, and then I will let nothing interfere with my plans until I have developed them into realities. In the great words of Allie Bjerk 😆: I FINISH WHAT I START.
It’s always so much more than “business coaching”. ♥️♥️♥️