Ya know the ads about laundry detergent… Mini vans that are cool, summer shopping deals…. The best floor cleaner..The greatest fucking spot remover.
WHO GIVES A SHIT!
Yes, I’m a Mom. I have been a Mom since I was 16 years old.
I’m 35 now.
Of course, it’s important that my children eat nutritious food and live in a clean, happy home. I think it’s a basic human RIGHT (as a child) to be fed, loved, clothed, housed, taught… etc
But that’s BASIC!
We have a higher standard in our house that includes manners, appropriate use of humor, even education and inspiration!
BUT that’s still pretty simple stuff…
As a Mom, I care about our environment as a WHOLE meaning on a global scale! So we are involved in a beach clean up charity and volunteer frequently. We also donate to a children’s hospital and an end children’s hunger organization. This supports my beliefs that children have the RIGHT to be fed, loved, clothed, housed, taught… etc
As my business grows, we look forward to supporting our charities in a more hands on fashion.
When you think about the pyramid of basic human needs… food and shelter are basic things..
How far up on the pyramid are you as a mom functioning? This question is why I hate Mommy Marketing. You see, I think about things like morality and my desire to be creative is realized on a daily basis! Why isn’t more marketing geared toward Moms about things like THAT!!!???
Do you get to have conversations about abstract ideas and ART!?
Or are you stuck discussing diapers, bills, the food budget, the broken down car, the past due mortgage?
If you are sick of feeling like a “lesser human” because you are a caregiver right now..
Maybe you’ll enjoy internet marketing as much as I do.
Maybe you’ll find the whole world opens up and suddenly you get to tap into the MEGA LOAD and you never feel aimless again.. You’ll never suffer another monotonous chore, or mindless article on “how to keep a clean home while making spending time with your kids a priority AND having an ultra successful super gratifying high paying career!!”””
That’s bull shit and we all know it.
Balance in this day and age is about outsourcing….
It’s about time management and prioritizing.
Delegating.. Working as a team.
We can HAVE IT ALL BUT WE CANNOT DO IT ALL!
One must first create the space in your life
To learn something new…
Which will lead you To DO SOMETHING NEW!
You might even DO SOMETHING EXCITING!~
But first You’ve got to be willing to find some space for YOU … Mom.
To stop being a Mom for a moment… and remember what it felt like to be a Passionate Woman!
To get beyond swiffering the floor, organizing the kids toys for the 19th time, and walking the dog?
I’d like to invite you to join us in the Power Moms Online Community for Summer School.
It starts today. 15 lessons.
Monday thru Friday. One Lesson A Day.
3 weeks.. An hour a day.
In a world of convenience, instant gratification and ease, getting uncomfortable seems like the last thing we’d want to do. But in order to grow, we MUST get uncomfortable. To be successful, we must be willing to get comfortable being uncomfortable.
I use my personal development as my source of inspiration for content creation. P.D is something that I do on a daily basis as a non-negotiable.
I can always tell if I’ve missed a day or two of personal development because it gets incredibly difficult to connect with source energy during meditation.
Gosh, sometimes I cannot believe that this is me now.. I used to thing that source energy, meditation and visualization were all fluffy phooey nonsense that people referred to as a way to make us feel inferior and sell us shit.
So much has changed about the way I think and the way I respond to my environment. Now I am able to connect with source energy in a way that brings peace into my life.
Raising our vibrations isn’t a switch that you throw after one day of building a network of wires.
It’s a practice.. a track we run on, an affirmation we repeat out loud in the mirror everyday.
It’s getting better and better everyday!
Mental Discipline is about controlling our focus, controlling our energy. Staying the course despite distractions.
This morning on the live stream after the wake up call. Brian went deep.. He said
“Start taking conscious control of where you focus your energy and attention.”
Click the quote to check out his video.
The person I am is defined not by my physical body, but by something else.
Something bigger and deeper
We spend our minutes as we spent our minutes the day before..If we do not break free of the cycle we are born into, we are destined to live the lives someone else designed for us. Connecting with source energy helps us break free of the limiting beliefs that were ingrained into us from our infancy.
If not the physical actions.. the beliefs.
The beliefs change slowly over time with practice.
I believe the world is the way it is not because of science and facts. But because of the influence of my environment controlled by my parents. It is my belief that must change.. not the world.. it is I.. that must grow.
My understanding, my perspective, MY VIBRATIONS!
When you control your environment, you can push yourself.. physically
Like the Navy Seals.. Todd’s example from this morning’s wake up call really put “getting comfortable with uncomfortable” into perspective for me.
You see at first I was like.. That’s a dumb statement.. because once you are comfortable being uncomfortable .. you’re no longer uncomfortable…. Right?
As Todd described how this practice helps them retain their focus despite any physical distraction.. I realized that the moment you are comfortable again… is the moment you immediately push yourself to a new.. HIGHER level of uncomfortable.
Now mind you, internet marketing is nothing like hypothermia, rolling around in sand, and being basically physically tortured…NO.
It’s learning new software or starting conversations that are hard.
It’s uncomfortable like THAT!
Here’s another example… might seem crazy..
My daughter took a tumble off the couch in February.
What I thought would be a bump and a bruise was a laceration that required 11 stitches.
Thankfully, my instincts kicked in, and I acted quickly. I literally held her gaping forehead closed while applying pressure with my shirt… Both my 12 year old son and 6 year old were home sick that day. My older son helped dial Adam who happened to be working in the shop at that moment. He was home and we were at the hospital in under 10 minutes.
Riding in the car in the back seat with my baby in my lap… letting her nurse for comfort while holding her head together is absolutely the MOST uncomfortable I have ever been..
After that day, I took all sorts of leaps in my business.. by the end of that week, I’d made $500 and gained 2 new clients…
You see.. prospecting, promoting my own stuff… was no longer scary or uncomfortable feeling compared to going through that with my daughter…
So while it may seem crazy to compare stitches to marketing.. That’s how my brain works.
The reality of Mom life is we are doing WAY too much! Being constantly busy creates a level of stress in our lives. If you’re like me, you have a never ending to do list. You can’t ever really relax because you should be cleaning, cooking, working, or spending quality time with your family. There never seems to be time for YOURSELF! Busy moms make the world go round, but we have to use our resources. We can have it all, but we cannot do it all. The solution? Outsourcing!
What you do as a MOM!
- Taking a shower
- Getting dressed
- fixing your hair
- putting on makeup
- cleaning up after each mean
- getting kids ready
- taking kids to school
- picking up the kids from school
- shopping for groceries
- putting away groceries
- sorting laundry
- washing and drying laundry
- putting away laundry
- planning events: birthdays, holidays
- shopping for those events
- Planning Vacations
- booking travel and accommodations
- making sure animals go out several times a day
- Making sure animals are fed and watered
- scheduling vet care and other animal appointments
- cleaning up after pets
- phone calls with family and friends
- spending time with family and friends
- taking care of the home maintenance or scheduling of
- making beds
- car maintenance
- organizing your home
- taking care of your plants
- paying bills
- balancing your checkbook
- and THIS ISN’T EVEN BUSINESS
What do you do for your business?
- write down your goals
- review your goals
- daily to do list
- check your email
- respond to email
- sort through your inbox
- scheduling prospecting calls
- scheduling 3-way calls
- checking in with your team
- Checking in with your students/ customers
- returning phone calls
- creating power point presentations
- updating software, apps
- organizing your desk
- upload files to dropbox
- filing paperwork/notes
- checking your notifications
- brainstorming content ideas
- creating videos
- editing videos
- going through training courses and taking notes
- organizing those notes and filing them accordingly
- listening to podcasts and other personal development
- scheduling time to implement what you learned
- checking in with your accountability partner
- creating FB ads
- checking in on your FB ads to see how they’re performing
- going over your business plan
- following up with prospects
- completing homework related to your training programs/masterminds
- checking in with your virtual staff
- brainstorm content ideas for social media accounts
- creating inspirational quotes creating status updates
What you can outsource
- blog set-up
- blog or website fixes
- post or article writing for your blog
- copy writing
- funnels/capture pages
- online research
- video editing
- email marketing
- email inbox
- business manager
- social media manager
- Posting on FB
- Taking your blog posts/videos and comping up with tweets
- posting on IG
- Managing your pinterest
- managing your YouTube
- Personal assistant (local)
- Clean your home
- walk your dogs
- scheduling travel/ book travel
- shop for your groceries
What Sherri Brown is outsourcing
- blog commenting
- typing up blog drafts
- blog graphics, banner for blog, sidebar images
- drop box organizing
- social media inspirational quote graphics
- Ebook graphics
- any other graphics (fan page, ads)
- Video editing
- sharing into FB groups
- Tech issues on site
- house cleaning
- capture pages
- tech issues on computer (remote access)
Before you outsource
Make a list of everything you’re doing daily (whether business or personal)
Then make 3 more lists
- List the things you hate doing
- Make a List all the things you can’t do
- List all the things you shouldn’t do
Take each task and do another brainstorm of everything that goes into doing that one task in the order you do it (this will become your workflow & new hire training) Once you have a clear vision of your workflow, outsourcing simply becomes an act of delegating tasks that do not need your personal touch.
Once you’ve made all those lists and you’ve thought about what you want to create systems for, start creating screenflows (screen recordings) of you doing each task!!
You will use this to train your VA later
You are doing each task anyways so get into the habit of recording yourself doing everything and actually talking your way through it.
Why you picked that certain font over the others
what colors you like and don’t like
how you usually talk , words you don’t use etc
You can’t expect others to know what you’re thinking so talk them through WHY you do the things the way you do.
When is outsourcing right for your business?
From those lists, thank about the areas that you need to create systems for
this is a list of instructions
- for example:
- I do a FB live
- download that video onto my computer
- then upload the video to folder in dropbox
- ny va the