I didn’t get to where I am today all on my own. And I didn’t build my practice by spending thousands on ads. I didn’t even build it with referrals that much in the beginning. I have a secret weapon that I’ve been using to make 5 figures a month in my practice. And I’m about to share it with you. I learned how to bill insurance for my appointments. It was the magic factor in getting me way more patients, way more revenue, and way more appointments with each patient. In just a few months after I started billing insurance, I grew my revenue 5X and was making 5 figures a month. For those who will inevitably ask—I didn’t have to be in-network, I didn’t need to be licensed, I didn’t need to be a professional biller, and I did it all myself. I’ve finally completed my comprehensive course on how to bill insurance for lactation. It’s done! But it’s not quite ready for the public eye yet. As I put these few final finishing touches on it, I’d love to hear from you! Do you bill insurance? What’s working for you and what isn’t?
If your personal life is a hot mess, guess what? So is your business. If you’re health isn’t up to par, your business won’t be either. That might sting a little but listen up: being an entrepreneur means BEING the business you created. You cannot create something from what you are not. If you want to run a healthy business, take charge of your own personal health. If you want to be organized and efficient, it starts in your home. Business isn’t a place for you to run to and escape everything that’s going on in your personal life. And if you’re treating your business that way, you’re using it to numb the problems you’re too afraid to face. I’ve told you already that running a business isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes brutal honesty, starting with yourself. Are there areas of your personal life that need some attention? Take time to sit down and examine these and I promise you once you work on your personal stuff, your business will take off. But don’t treat your personal life and personal development as separate from your business. They are intertwined and being a business owner means that your personal development and growth is vital to the growth and success of your business.
I hear a lot of talk out there about how running a business takes grit, hustle, hard work, blah blah blahbitty blah. I’m here to tell you that it certainly can. But it doesn’t have to. Not everyone who works incredibly hard is successful. I’m sure you’ve known people that work their butts off but aren’t wildly profitable, right? Then there are people who don’t seem to work hard at all and make great money. What’s going on with them? The cool thing about running your own practice is that you get to decide what your lifestyle will be while running it. And believe it or not, it’s usually as simple as shifting your mindset around what it takes to run a successful business. Business might not be easy, but it absolutely can and should be simple. If you’re like most practice owners, your head might be spinning right about now! But listen up: the more streamlined + simplified your business is, the faster it can grow and the easier it will be to focus on attaining your goals. Complexity = distraction. It muddies the waters and leaves you putting out fires all day long and treating water instead of compounding your growth.
Yesterday I talked about planning, and a lot of you might be thinking that's the golden ticket. But I want to warn you that even with a plan, things don't always turn out perfectly. Quite honestly, perfection doesn't exist. It's an illusion. Something that is 100% perfect only exists in the mind, and doesn't exist in real life. Perfect is unfinished. So what should you aim for? I'd say 70% is a good rule. Done is better than perfect. Done is making you money. Done is out there and helping people. Done is a work in progress. What you think people need and what they actually need are probably different. Always expect feedback on how you can improve. Your customers will tell you what they need and that time you saved by not perfecting the last 30% can be spent testing the tweaks to make your product or service exactly what your ideal client needs! Not only does this strategy save time, but it will also save your sanity. So that website you want to be beautiful? Just get it done, then survey everyone who uses it on how you can improve. Work smarter, not harder--let your audience tell you what they need instead of trying to figure it out all on your own.
Are you like most entrepreneurs and you're very driven? That's how I am--I think of an idea and I move to immediately execute it. But did you know that could be the biggest thing holding you back? Let me explain... When you just go into doing mode without a plan, things crop up--mistakes, extra time spent doing things that wear you out before you finish, doing menial tasks that are not in your zone of excellence (because you think you can do it faster to better than someone else), and you haven't yet built the end product in mind. Here's the deal: when you think of an amazing idea, by all means--write it down! Then start making an outline of it. This is your plan. -What does the finished product look like, down to every detail? -What are the steps that need to be accomplished in order to get there? -What order of tasks makes the most sense for getting this project completed? -What parts of the project can you hand off to someone else, automate, or get rid of altogether? -What is the minimum amount of action that needs to be taken to get this product/project completed? Once you have all that figured out, assign yourself (and your team) due dates. Give yourself some wiggle room---no need to make it stressful!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Plug these steps and dates into some sort of project planning tool (Trello, Monday, even a Google sheet!) and track the progress. Each time you mark a part of this project off as completed, your brain will feel a sense of accomplishment and be even more motivated to finish. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You wouldn't just start building a house by going to Home Depot and buying a bunch of wood and nails, right? You'd have a blueprint drawn up first, a timeline, hire the right crew, etc. So why are you trying to run your business without a plan? If you don't know what the finished product looks like how will you know when it's done? Stay tuned for my post tomorrow about why perfection is a productivity killer. I'd love to hear your thoughts about planning below! And read the full post on my blog (link in bio)
#repost from @jillycedeno . What are you doing this weekend to set yourself up for success?! 🙌🏻Whether it’s exercising 🏃🏼♀️, planning your week 🗓, setting goals 🧞♀️, or getting a massage 💆🏼♀️I hope you are taking this opportunity to be the person you’re meant to be! 🤩
This is me driving my friend’s Ferrari FF. I’m not posting this to brag. It’s not even my car! But I am posting this to share a lesson in gratitude and presence. It’s not everyday you get to drive a $400K car with 700+ horsepower. It was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. The only other time I’ve felt as excited, grateful, and present as that has been when launching my programs or business. In those moments (launching or driving), I’ve never been so focused on that exact moment. Nothing else could distract me. And it was absolutely thrilling! The kind of thrill that you know where you’re going and it’s happening so fast but anything could happen and you’re just going with it!!! If you’re anything like most business owners, then you probably find yourself thinking about the past or future most of the time. Perhaps you’re planning or analyzing past events. But that kind of analytical thinking can be the very thing that holds you back. You see, working from the present means any possibility exists for us in this moment. What I mean is, when I was driving the Ferrari, I was on a road and had somewhat of plan of where I was going. But at anytime I could have sped, up, slowed down, made a u-turn, changed lanes, and even driven off road (not likely in that car lol!). The same is true for your business. If you’re too attached to your future plan, you can become stifled by it. You might miss a turn off or another direction or the chance to give it more gas. Have a plan. But also work from the present moment. All your possibility exists right now without any boundaries. What’s possible for you when you work from the NOW?
Manifestation is a real thing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whatever you keep your attention on is what you attract. This is why I have my students craft their vision + goals. They don’t know it now but they are writing their futures. It isn’t just a fun exercise or a nice way to think. It’s preparing for what’s to come. It’s readying yourself to step into your purpose. It’s making the dream a reality. When you craft your vision, set a reminder on your calendar for 5 years from now to go back and see how much of your vision you’ve fulfilled. You’ll see how you are the creator of your reality and what you keep your attention on grows into something magical.
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Walking the path of business owner can be a huge shift in your identity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You may have never been a business owner until now. You thought of yourself more as a practitioner than you did a practice owner. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I get it. I was there too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But you must shift your identity to being the entrepreneur is you want your business to succeed, thrive, and grow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Otherwise, you’re far more likely to experience ups and downs with appointments and cash flow. And you’re stuck in reaction mode rather than planning mode. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t let your business be a serious of reactive decisions. Create a plan from the very beginning. Plan every project from start to finish. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You’ll save time and you will follow the map you’ve created straight to your dreams.
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I’ve known this lovely doula and woman for years. She’s a true old soul and teaches the best prenatal yoga I’ve ever experienced. I run into her occasionally at Trader Joe’s! And events like what I presented at this weekend. And I realized I don’t call her as often as I should. Or send a text just to say hello. She reminded me how powerful it is to maintain meaningful connections amongst providers. When we are connected, so are the clients we serve. So who have you connected with today? I challenge you to reconnect with 3 providers this week that you haven’t spoken to recently. Reignite your relationships. I promise it will pay off!