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What would it take for you to step away from a multiple 7-figure business to start over new? Our guest this week on She Sells Radio, Laura Meyer, did just that. She works as a growth strategist, helping women breakthrough through into the next step through her own lived experience. Today, she’s going to discuss what questions you can ask yourself when you feel stuck, how to get to 6-figures, and how to have the courage to begin again.
Laura started her journey as an entrepreneur a few years out of college with a photography business that she eventually franchised and grew to multimillion-dollar levels. After some time, she realized this just wasn’t for her. So, she began again, leaving that business. And when that door began to close, she allowed it to close. After that, she opened her eyes to all the other opportunities she could find herself diving into. Now that she had that freedom, she was able to align her work with what she was passionate about, consulting and brand building.
Elyse discusses the reality of understanding growth isn’t linear. Sometimes you need to shift, pivot, and allow yourself to move on to something new.
So, how do know when it’s time to make that move? What do you need to do to get comfortable with that mentality? Laura mentions that it’s OKAY to feel uncomfortable and low at points, but that doesn’t mean your worth is any less. She reminds us that we are not tied to what we do. We are still people outside of what our professional lives and actions and histories say. Self-worth is internal and independent of whatever else is happening. Beginning again isn’t when something ends, it’s when transformation starts. It’s about finding joy and making what you do joyful.
If you feel stuck or plateaued, Laura suggests taking inventory of what you’re doing and considering the effort v.s. Outcome. It’s valuable to be able to say ‘no.’ For many people, they keep adding on ‘yes’ without trimming off unneeded effort. Find what you need to get rid of and make that leap! Run the numbers and find what is bringing in the most amount of revenue--often times it can be something that takes the least work. Look for the shortest distance between where you want to be and where you are.
Laura discusses how we need to be very intentional about who we allow to have access to our lives. It can be difficult to have those hard conversations and can end in conflict. The truth is, if that relationship will end there, that is where they were destined to go. It’s much more effective to nip it in the bud and get ahead of the exhaustion that comes with making those cuts too late. Listen to your intuition and make the move. In the end, others can find other positions, but this is your livelihood.
When it comes to sales, Laura approaches it from a relationship standpoint. Many people look at sales from the perspective of getting from a client. She suggests flipping that to “what can I provide?” She’s most interested in helping them. If she isn’t the right person, she can find someone who is. Be secure in your offer and how you can create value! Come from a place of serving and intuition, following your feminine mindset to see maximum results. We forget that it’s fundamental demand, offer, and matching those to your audience. It’s not about what you’re worth.
Laura’s advice for women trying to break into 6 figures is all about having a clear vision. Be open to how that vision shows up. Be committed in the ‘why’ and flexible in the ‘how.’ Beyond that, let it be fun!
Tune in to hear Laura’s closing tips and words of wisdom!
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