If you feel like you aren’t making progress with your online business, then you need to listen to what we are talking about in episode 19 of the Because I Can Life podcast.
Get ready to move your online business forward in a “Beyoncé in a jet” kind of way.
Before you can get on the jet with your online business though, there is something that you’ve got to do first. You’ve got to recognize where you currently are and determine what’s the reason you are stuck on a hamster wheel and not making any real forward progress.
Side note: My kids want a hamster. I’m not sure how I feel about that. #teamnohamster
Are you on the right wheel?
Can you put it on auto-pilot?
How I grew my hourly income by 75%
I haven’t talked about this a lot on the podcast but my first venture into the business world was actually a tutoring business, not an online business. It didn’t take long after starting that little business until all my time slots were full. Since I only had an extra 2 hours each night and I was charging $20 an hour, there was no way I could make more than $200 per week while doing it alone.
One of the biggest epiphanies in all of my time as a business owner came around this time.
A friend and fellow teacher saw that I was making a little money on the side, and she wanted in, but she didn’t want to deal with billing the parents or finding the kids to tutor. That’s when the light bulb went off. I could pay her $15 per hour and charge the parents $20 per hour. This would mean I’d make $5 for every hour that someone else worked – sign me up!
So, I did this with one teacher friend…
And then another…
And then another…
Soon I went from making $20 an hour on the side to making $35 an hour – with barely any extra work.
This doesn’t just apply to my little tutoring business. It’s a concept that applies to any business. There are strategies where you can give yourself a raise and automate that hamster wheel – but it takes work.
Here are the steps so you can get off your hamster wheel:
Get in your online business jet
You’ve got to look around at what you can use to speed up the process of growing your online business without it taking over your entire life. For most of us, the answer is sitting in our pocket.
Do you think it would help your online business if you could get in front of someone with a HUGE audience like Taylor Swift? Umm, heck yea! But it doesn’t have to be someone with millions of followers. We have students that have gone through the $0-100k course and found a jet in influencers with hundreds of followers – not hundreds of thousands.
Maybe you aren’t that far into your business yet and instead of someone promoting your product, you need cash to buy the products.
Well, your jet is going to be different.
You could save your way to that pile of cash you need or you could speed up the process and sell a bunch of the unused stuff you have laying around your house to buy inventory for your online business.
Find your jet.
We DON’T all have the same amount of time in a day
You’ve heard it time and time again…
We all have the same 24 hours in a day so why aren’t you as successful as _______ (fill in the blank of ultra-wealthy person here)
The truth is, we DON’T have the same amount of time as them because they’ve learned how to leverage their time. Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Beyoncé have learned how to create THOUSANDS of hours in a day by leveraging other people’s time.
As an individual, you can only do so much. In fact, you will quickly reach your earning potential if you never leverage other people’s time. When I was a tutor, I was able to earn more money, serve more students, and create more income for my teacher friends by following this principle.
You’ve got to create more hours in your day.
The scarcity mentality in online business
If you want the most out of life, you’ve got to break free from the scarcity mentality.
Yes, you can certainly run an online business by yourself but the size in which you can grow it will be capped. That means your earnings will be capped.
Who wants that?! Isn’t one of the reasons we wanted to open our online businesses because we didn’t want that cap on our earning potential?!
If you can break free from the scarcity mentality and understand that the pie is so much smaller when you’re doing everything yourself, your online business will blossom. For most of us (including me), we think that when we take money out of our business it hurts it but the opposite is true in many cases.
When you give, it grows.
When you learn it goes faster.
- Life changing!by Future CEO MR from United States
I bought your course last summer right in the middle of taking graduate courses to increase my salary lane as a teacher. No need to say that the increase in salary has not made any mayor changes. I always had the desire of doing an e-commerce business but did not know how to start. I still have not taken the time that I am supposed to dedicate to the course, however these podcasts had filled me with the courage I need to start doing it. Thank you Alison for your words of wisdom every Tuesday.
- Thank You Alison!by Savjack28 from United States
The best. If you’re serious about wanting to make real money online, you must listen to this podcast.
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Alison, host of the Because I Can Life podcast, highlights all aspects of business, entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
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- Episode 15by -akoboe from United States
Loved this episode and how broken down and step by step the details were. Question for you: How do you decide on a business name and shop for an e-commerce store if you don’t have a niche? Or do you only recommend opening a store for those who do? In the beginning, you sold a lot of random things that didn’t relate to each other, so did you use third party selling websites to sell or did you start your own store and how do you do that without a specific product or niche?
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Allison does a great job of punching a hole in all of your excuses for why you can’t do this. She’s a down-to-earth cheerleader for everyone. Great podcast.
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- Thank youby clanner90 from United States
I appreciate your passion and for sharing
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This girl right here is why I am still building my online business. Thank you so much Alison for the encouragement and great teaching tips! Love it!
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- Thanksby DeVonya M from United States
Alison thanks for sharing you and your thoughts and ideas!! I have made changes in my life thanks to you!!!
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- Info needs to be consistentby joness59 from United States
I missed that you mentioned the link to your bundle at the beginning of the podcast. At the end you mentioned the site is becauseicanlife.com/bundle. This is an invalid URL. I spent time trying to figure out the link until I saw it posted in the notes of your podcast. My feedback is to make sure the info you provide is consistent. Other than that it was a real good podcast. Hope this was helpful. Stephen Jones (your old Boise neighbor)
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- The Because I can Life Podcastby My Beautiful Child And Me from United States
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- Real and Inspiringby lastev from United States
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I’ve been following Alison for a while now. I bought into her 0-100K system. My store is up & running thanks to her & a lot of hard work. If you want to have an e-commerce business & have the best support team ever, look no further. I’ve done tons of webinars & online research. Nothing compares to what I have learned from Alison. Her online Facebook group is nothing short of phenomenal. You can post your struggle & ask for help. Five hours later, you come back to loads of encouraging posts from fellow “clanners” who have been there & they’re offering helpful advice. I have been in her course since May 2018 & have watched her course get better & better. That’s because she’s constantly adding to it. The best part about all of this is that Alison is genuine. She really wants to see her students succeed. This podcast is just another way to encourage us & all of you at the same time. I’ve met her in person more than once & her sincerity is more than evident. Sit back & enjoy the podcast! Better yet, take that jump & come join us in the Because I Can Clan!
- Yes I can!!by A. Nieto from United States
Yes!! Loving the podcast! Real and raw reminding us all that we all start somewhere and we can each be successful.
- So. Much. Info.by An Interpreter from United States
I've learned so much about being an entrepreneur from Alison. Her teachings have changed my thinking, my shopping, and my future. I'm so happy she now has a podcast!!
- Yessssss!by ryanhelms from United States
Thank you Allison for sharing all your knowledge with us!
- Amazing!by sarakappas from United States
Alison is always so fun to listen to and as usual, is giving us amazing content that can really change your life!
- So true and authentic!by Daxy111 from United States
Alison is seriously the best and most talented business mom I've learned from! You rock!!
- Perfect Morning Pick Me Up!by Arichards130 from United States
This podcast is the perfect morning pick me up to kick my behind in gear and get motivated to live my best life everyday! I’m still in the beginning stages of my journey, but I’ve seen, heard and felt the real life stories of Alison’s students who continually inspire, support and encourage me to keep walking my walk and doing the work to realize my goals! Like Alison said, usually the best place to start is the beginning, so just jump in!
- Lucky us!by Wild Azalea from United States
Alison’s passion for helping others comes through loud and clear. I have already learned so much from her and look forward to future podcasts.
- So motivating!by LexHemming from United States
I’m loving this podcast. I feel like I CAN do whatever I put my mind to. It’s so nice to have such a positive, motivational, sincere example of what you can do when you trust yourself and step out of your comfort zone. Can’t wait for more episodes.
- INCREDIBLE!!by Dragonmaster191 from United States
Seriously Alison is just INCREDIBLE!!! She is such a huge inspiration! She is so honest and real and you know she honestly truly cares about helping others succeed!!! I know she loves celebrating us when we learn from her and take steps to change our lives for the better....Because I Can!!!!! Thank you!!!!!
- My new favorite podcast!by JBest4 from United States
I’m loving Alison’s podcast! She has been so successful in her businesses and to have the privilege to learn from her is incredibly valuable. I could listen to her all day because she is so genuine and relatable. Her passion for helping others really shines through too.
- Awesome content!!!!!by dtorell from United States
She is so inspiring and has made the mistakes so we don’t have to. Thanks for your drive to help others help others
- Amazingby Sarah Because I Can from Canada
I was never one to listen to podcasts. But now I am hooked! Alison is brilliant I am learning and continue to learn from her. She knows the e-commerce business inside and out implement what she teaches it’s amazing! I am definitely enjoying the journey of the Because I Can Life.
- Like Rachel Hollis...but betterby Erin_Verb7 from United States
Alison is inspiring and makes you believe in yourself, but she doesn’t stop with the warm fuzzies. She takes you by the hand and shows you how to turn your money making dream into reality with action steps designed to help you create your own success, not just dream about it.
- Your Millionaire Best Friendby VinaHowell from United States
Alison’s podcast feels like an invigorating conversation with a best friend. If you’re interested in a life of “more”, learning marketing and e-commerce, and hearing someone whose persistence and authenticity is unmatched, this is the podcast for you.
- Awesome sauce!by Coolcv1998 from United States
Alison you are in your element!! You are so easy to listen to. This is as real as it gets. Can’t wait for more episodes. Add this to your list for sure everyone!! Just awesome!
- Inspiring!!by Olga Bella from United States
Alison just makes me want to jump up and cheer. She is so inspiring!
- ✨SO much goodness!by Briestarr from United States
Alison shares so much goodness in this podcast! If you want tangible tips to take your biz to the next level and get inspired at the the same time, listen in!
- So good!by Trendytikes from United States
I love that she’s not only shelling out entrepreneur inspiration, she’s giving out real step by step advise for moving forward with business goals!!
- So motivational! Love it!by elizathere321 from United States
Love all the free advice Alison!
- Awesome Alison!by Chelli C from United States
I’m such a fan of Alison. Her podcast didn’t disappoint!
- Rockstar!by Christine Michelle James from United States
Looking forward to this! She rocks whatever she touches!
- YESSS!! About time!!!by LINDS100k from United States
Love Alison J. Prince! Can’t wait to learn more from her in this amazing podcast!!
- Ready to learn!by tjshrews from United States
Ready to soak up more info from this lady and her amazing family. Gives great practical tips for growing an online business! And...I just love that her whole family is involved!
- The best Cheerleader!by KimHenrie from United States
When you are feeling like a failure, you need Alison to cheer you on and to keep you going. She’s always reminding you that you were made for more.
- From a Dads POVby StartupDadHQ.com from United States
So happy Alison has launched this podcast. So refreshing to find parent entrepreneurs who are crushing it in business but at the same time being REAL, TRANSPARENT, and VULNERABLE about what it's really like to build a business with a family (without sacrificing the family)! So many families out there are struggling working 9-5 or more and still unable to provide for their families. Alison's journey is a tremendous inpiration that it doesn't have to be like that and as a Entrepeneur myself I'm looking forward to some solid advice and tips through this podcast. Thank you Alison!!
- Left me wanting more!!!by kristin.sparks from United States
Alison I love your passion for helping others succeed, it comes through loud and clear. Can’t wait for the next one.
- Excitingby Queen Bee of three from United States
I’m excited to see how this podcast evolves! We all need a pep talk now and then but I can’t wait until Alison digs in to some more juicy details for those of us already working the program. And I would love to hear interviews with successful fellow clambers. Thanks again!
- Get Into This Community!by MindYourMomentum from United States
You will never find a more supportive community anywhere else online than in Alison’s Because I Can Clan. Beginner? Everyone’s cheering for you to succeed. Intermediate? Everyone’s cheering for your continued success. Advanced? Everyone’s still lifting you higher. No matter your level, you’ll learn something new every week, if not every day. So excited to now have a podcast to listen to on my daily walks! #becauseican #becauseicanclan
- Most Caring Coach❣️by 23569 from United States
Alison is the best inspiring coach to help people start their own online businesses. If you have a dream to do this, know that Alison can help, inspire, encourage, and nicely kick you in the butt if that’s what you need! You can do it with her help and with the help of her team, which includes her husband Jared and her children who themselves made $100k in less than a year. Legit legit legit! You can live the Because I Can life!
- Life changing!by rubyandedie from United States
Alison knows her stuff when it comes to e-commerce. If you have ever wanted to start your own business she is the lady to follow!! Not only that but she helps you build confidence and belief in yourself!! Seriously listen to what she says!
- So Grateful!by Brosky1213 from United States
Alison is such an inspiration!
- Love Alison’s authenticityby Sawshee from United States
Alison has a great way of sharing her passions as if she is already your best friend. She’s is truly authentic and wants to bring value to as many lives as she can. I’m loving this already! Keep them coming!!!
- Beca Millerby Beca Miller from United States
“Because I am not going to settle!” Alison is full of gold! I strongly recommend listening to her podcasts and learn how you don’t have to settle and can reach your dreams.
- Just WOW!by Walter Gro from United States
Alison is so inspiring and informative! We were so moved by her story of creating her business and changing her families future that we’ve got our kids listening too! Love it
- Love love love!by mlci from United States
Wherever you are in your entrepreneurial journey Alison has the message you need. ❤️
- Not aloneby melnemlove from United States
Having your own business can feel like you are all alone. Alison and her program make me feel like I have a personal coach and cheerleader. Can’t wait to see how far I can go...because I can!!!
- Alison is the expertby Mm1982us from United States
Alison isn’t just the expert, she is a mom entrepreneur and knows real life experiences and feelings and helps you overcome yourself and get out there! Excited you finally have a podcast!
- Best everby nyecreate from United States
This is will help anyone no matter where they are in trying to run their life and business.
- A podcast full of awesomenessby JLO52006 from United States
This podcast talks about the real life of a success entrepreneur, Alison Prince, and other like it. She tells you how to run a business and have a life too. She’s down to earth, tell it like it is presence, is exactly what people want to hear. She’s honest, open and funny. Take a listen, and you won’t regret it.
- Speaks from the heartby Lisa Dinsmore from United States
Alison has a great knowledge of business and shares that with us. She truly cares and wants other to succeed just like she has. I’m so excited to continue learning from her as she shares her knowledge.
- I’m learning new thingsby Trippy6911 from United States
My garage is full of stuff that I can sell, I had no idea where to start. My cousin recommended I listen to Alison and truth be told I’m beginning to have an idea on how to get my business going. I truly recommend listen to her or even watching her YouTube videos.
- Authenticityby Samantha Richardson from United States
She’s the real deal and no Bs, her passion to help others shows in everything she does. I love following/listening/ watching Alison because shes knowledgeable and is taking you through her experience! I’m soooooo excited for a podcast! Can’t wait to hear what more I can learn from this woman!
- Thank you, Alison!by stacyj:) from United States
Thank you for your words today! Very inspiring to me! Can’t wait for the next!
- The best!!by Lacegan from United States
Alison knows her stuff in the e-commerce world and is so great at showing others the path to success too!
- This is the best person & podcast to learn E-Commerceby Viciousinc from Canada
Alison is hands down one of the best people on the planet to learn e-commerce from. Not only has she successfully gone through the process and failed forward along the way, she also shares everything and does it with such genuine grace and humility. It’s hard to find people that walk the walk and do it in a way that lifts up the people around them. This is that person. Listen and more importantly apply everything she says. Thank you Alison!!
- Life Changingby N Family from United States
Alison is an expert in her field. If you want to change your financial future this is the podcast for you!
- Real Dealby Mashie422 from United States
She is so authentic and her messages are heartfelt and real. So glad to finally have a podcast from Alison!!
- Got my wheels spinningby iRunOnEmpty from United States
Alison has a way of getting you to not only think about your goals and your dreams, but Act on your goals and your Dreams. I’m ready for that Because I Can Life!
- Alison Prince WALKS THE WALK Like No Other Person I Knowby Supreme Dragon Slayer 69 from United States
Full Disclosure. I met Alison and her amazing family just a few years ago and in that time I have witnessed an incredibly humble person step into even more of her greatness. This is someone who chases Impact over Significance in everything she does. In a world where most “big marketing gurus” who just yell louder to be heard and rely mostly on manufacturing celebrity to become a house hold name... Alison has been actually walking the walk for decades. She is family focused. She is heart centered. But make no mistake. She is one of the most BRILLIANT Marketers and Business Builders in the world. She had proven herself time and time again on her multiple businesses in multiple niches. All. From. The. Ground. Up. So yes. I know her. Which makes me qualified to write this review bc if you do have an opportunity to ever meet her in real life, feel good knowing she is the same in real life as she is on this podcast. Dave
- The real dealby Utah PT from United States
If you really want to know what it takes to change your life then you better listen. Alison knows what it takes to start and grow your new online business and love your entrepreneur life.
- So happy Alison finally is releasing a podcast!by Arushi-315 from United States
So ready to listen to all these episodes.
00:00 So the jet of learning is these online education courses where people are doing what you want to learn. There are so many ways to speed up your business. The power of the Internet is like your personal jet and yet some of you are still walking. Get in the jet.
00:28 Okay. Hey, you are listening to the Because I Can Life podcast, where we believe we can decide our own income, choose happiness, kick fear in the teeth, and never ever stop. Why? Because we can. I'm your host, Alison J. Prince and I went from being a junior high science teacher to building four online, multi-million dollar businesses, with four kids, at my feet. Each week, I'm bringing you real conversations that have led me as well as other experts to step into our dream online business lifestyle so that you can get the answers you need to craft your Because I Can life as well. Take that first step and commit now to your Because I Can life by downloading your free personal bundle at alisonjprince.com/bundle.
01:13 Hey, welcome to today's podcast. So I'm jumping in on today's podcast day because I'm hearing you. You have got an idea, a product or a message, but you kind of feel like your voice is getting lost in this chaotic world or the product that you're offering is just getting drowned out. Maybe you're working your guts out, but you don't feel like things are happening and you're not getting anywhere and any money that you make just gets eaten up by stuff you didn't even plan for. So today's podcast has the intention of breaking you free and moving you in a true forward Beyonce on a jet motion. I think I'm going to call it this one, Beyonce in a jet with a full tank of gas and how you can join her. But before we get started, I wanted to tell you about an email that I got from one of my students this morning about how she just hit $20,000 for the month because she found out about the Beyonce in a jet method, but let's think about that $20,000. This amount of money was just about two-thirds of what I made as a junior high teacher in a year and she did that in a month.
02:37 So let me fill you in a bit more on how money was actually secondary to what she really earned. Okay, so I've gotten to know this gal a bit now, I'm not going to say her name because her life, let's just is. Some would say it is complicated. So I'm going to make a name up for her. Her alias is going to be Olive and I don't even know where that name came from. It reminds me of Popeye's wife. Anyway, okay, so Olive is a single mom of three babes and a year ago I was so tired of not living. She was basically working to pay her bills and it was so, so exhausted of living that life. So she decided instead of watching others live their dreams, she was going to step up. [inaudible] Make it happen. Realizing that, yes, it would be uncomfortable. Yes, it's going to take some dedication and focus, but she was determined.
03:32 Now, let me add a dose of reality on this. Seven months ago, seven all have made about a thousand dollars over the course of a year and her business, she had tried a few things, but it really just wasn't sticking. Money was not flowing when she learned the way a business really works. The way to build a business, the way I'm going to relate it to be on, say on a jet, she's blowing, I guess maybe I should say, flying past all of her expectations, $20,000 a month. That's pretty life-changing, right? Can you imagine if you made in a month what some people make in six to eight months? Well, here's the better thing. The money. So cool, right? But this mom began to take back her life and it is so inspiring. She's realizing that she does have the power to create money. It doesn't have to stress over the lack of money each and every day.
04:28 She's learning that she can create a lifestyle business around her kids versus being stuck in a nine to five job plus trying to handle a part-time job as well. She's learned the skill she needs to create money over and over time and time again. She's also now teaching her children on how to make this their reality too. She's not only changing her life, but she's changing her kids' life too as they get to watch their mom do things that she dreamed about because she's learning to make money and having money is good. Money is the thing that allows us to afford our dream life. Whether that dream life is to donate to a charity or just deliver food to a new mom who had a baby so that you can help lighten her load. Money is good and it is my goal to show you how to get more of it because I know that you're going to do good things with it.
05:28 Okay. So now you know how to get it. Let's get to how you can, but it honestly starts by recognizing where you currently are and how to get off the thing that's giving you the bill. Murray's Groundhog day each day. All right, so this product, this I did, this message that you want to get out into the world, it's getting lost and feeling like you're just spinning and you just can't seem to breakthrough. It feels like this never-ending cycle and you're to relate to the hamster on a wheel that you might've had when you were a kid. And Oh my goodness, I'll tell you what my kids want one of those things. And I am totally on the know hamster team on, I don't want a hamster. I got four kids and a business. Okay, so what if, what if that will that you are running on where you're filling like the hamster on a wheel isn't even the right one, or what if you could put that hamster wheel on autopilot and spin so that you can step off.
06:31 So let me explain. When I first started my journey in the business world, I started eight tutoring business. Yes. After a full day of teaching junior high students, I started tutoring after school to make an extra 20 bucks an hour. I soon filled up my time slots and realized I couldn't make any more money. Aye only had two hours a night to tutor. And so I could only make $200 a week. That was it. I was the only one pushing that hamster will by myself. I started to get a waiting list of students and pleading parents to fit their students in and I was telling a fellow teacher about what I was doing and how I just didn't have any more slots. And she said, Oh my gosh, Alison, can I take on some of those students? I don't want to do the billing or trying to find students, but I would love to earn some extra money.
07:28 So I was like, yeah how about I pay you $15 an hour? So what that meant for every student she taught, she got the 15 and then I earned $5 and that's when I had like the biggest epiphany moment of all of my business. It was like something clicked on and I realized that I could have other people run on that will for me and I didn't have to be the one doing everything and taking every single step and when I realized that that's when I grew when I was running on that wheel, I couldn't do anything else. It was a nonstop run at $20 an hour. Then when I had someone else jump on that will, I could actually do other things and still make money. I focused on getting more students lined up and were able to hire my second and third tutor pretty darn quick.
08:19 I went from $20 an hour to 35 doing about the same amount of work in a matter of weeks. Think about that. Almost double my pay now talk about a really good raise, right? If you went into work, natural bosses, double your pay, how do you think that conversation would go? Probably a big fat dead end, right? When you realize that you are the boss, you get opportunities do double or even quadruple your pay if you want to. Now, the tutors, my amazing teacher friends were so grateful for extra money. They showed up. They went home with more money in their pockets. I was grateful for the help and more students were being served, so it was truly a three-way - win, win, win. So now maybe you're thinking, Oh Alison, that sounds so great, but I don't want to be a tutor and I'm not ready to hire, and you're pleading with the heavens to help you.
09:18 Just get off that hamster will. So what if I can help you find what you need to get off your will without having to have an employee? What have, I can tell you how that gal from the intro Olive, who's now making $20,000 a month, how she was able to get off. Does that peak your curiosity? I know it's exciting, right? Okay. There are strategies that allow you to do this, to give yourself a raise to automate the will so you're not doing everything, but I'm not going to sugarcoat it. It does take work. Imagine if everything in life was just handed for us. That kind of sounds actually magical in the beginning, right? But think about it. Nothing would have value. Think about what you do with the free things you usually get. Now they end up in your trash or they're cluttering the files on your computer and don't you think there's truly a sweet taste to accomplishing the goals that you set out to make?
10:15 I'm going to go heck yes on that one. So I know you're screaming. Allison, give me all those things and you know what? This is fun. I'm so excited to give them to you, Kate. So here are the personalized steps for you to get off your hamster labor will number one, you need to get in your jet. Now, I heard this from a guy named Myron golden. Let's say you're in a race with a friend. You know that she's been getting up at five 30 in the morning and training and let's just say it's been a while since you cracked open that gym door and you might've kind of really just ate a dozen chocolate chip cookies. The thing that you both want is to win the race, right? But looking back over the last few months, you know that she's put in the work and is totally going to win.
11:02 Sure. The competitive type, so to win this race, you decide to ride a bike versus running and Joanne, right? Okay. Now if you're thinking way, Alison, that's not fair. All right, that's fine. Okay, let's give her the bike and then you go get in a car. I know. Still not fair. Right? Okay. Give her the car and then you go get a jet. You have found that thing that will help you to win. Now I understand that in life that really might not work, but in business is the total legit way to help you win the race. And you know, the cool thing, it actually helps others win the race as well. So all of in the beginning didn't have a following. She had all the excuses in the world to walk away from it because she started at zero, but she didn't. She looked for what she could use.
11:52 So all of it launched her business with a whopping zero followers. She leveraged other people's audiences to speed up the time to grow her business. Yes, you can speed up the process at which you grow your business because of you personally maybe at zero followers, zero eight miles, hero, everything. But what if you get your product in front of Taylor Swift and she talked about it with her fans. Do you think that would speed up your growth? Mm, yes it would. But here's the cool thing. You don't actually have to go track Taylor Swift down and get past her bodyguards. We have sitting in front of us something called social media. Anyone with followers on social media is considered an influencer. I have students who are using these influencers with as little as 200 followers. They're not million ban based influencers, 200 and they're helping them to sell hundreds of dollars.
12:54 Okay going back to Olive. She has gone on to be featured many times from these influencers and now is getting into wholesale spaces and taking what would have taken multiple years of knocking on doors driving from place to place. And she was able to do this in under a year because she learned how to get on a jet and speed up the process. Now, this can happen in multiple areas of your business. So let's say you're needing cash, so you start using coupons. No, don't get me wrong, I love coupons. I'm actually kind of obsessed with dills, but you can only save so much money from a 50 cent off coupon on your cereal box eight cannot get you bar very quickly. It's a very slow process. So what if we figured out that cash on a jet and speed it up? Well this is how you do it.
13:49 Or at least one idea of how you can do it. Sell the stuff that you have sitting in your basement collecting dust and get some cash to buy your inventory. We are literally sitting in an age of stuff now if you're like no, for reals Alison, we don't have any stuff and it can like I get it, I get it maybe or the minimalist life maybe you just moved and you got rid of everything. Well, I actually have a friend here in Puerto Rico and she just moved here so she doesn't have a lot of stuff. So she goes to the local second-hand store, buys items for a dollar cause she worked out a deal with business owners and then we'll turn around and sell them on eBay for 200 to even $250 Tang about amazing margins. Right? She has leveraged, found what she didn't have.
14:44 She went out and found out how to turn a dollar into 20 or even $250 there is stuff sitting everywhere. And the cool thing is is that people need stuff. You just have to get their stuff in your hand and they give you money. Now it's the coolest thing ever, right? So look around your house, look around your basement, look around your attic. Look around the secondhand store, see all the gold around you, and use that to get you going faster. Kate. Now let's talk about learning. How do we get on the learning jet? Right? So there's this little thing you may have heard of it called college and it'll take you four years and you can probably get a job, okay, not guarantee, but you couldn't. It increases your chance of getting a job. But for years, and according to C and B, C, the average college graduate makes $48,000 a year.
15:39 What? That's a long time. Four years make $40,000 a year, plus the average college, four-year degree, it's going to cost you $37,000 now, that's not even Ivy league. That's like state school. $37,000 to make $48,000 a year. It's like this total leaves me scratching my head. Why not invest in an online course for a grand or two? Or you could make $100,000 or more. I mean, just think about it. You can even go buy 10 courses and still not even come close to hitting that $37,000 in student loan debt and still come out way ahead. So the jet of learning is these online education courses where people are doing what you want to learn. There are so many ways to speed up your business. The power of the internet is like your personal jet, and yet some of you are still walking. Get in the jet.
16:42 That was my coaching slash mom’s voice right there for you. All right, number two, let's talk about Beyonce, right? We got the jet. Now we'll figure out how Beyonce plays into this. K, the rumor is on the street, word on the street is that time is money. Well, I think that's a lie because what do Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos and Beyonce and you, what do you all have in common? 24 hours in a day, right? Wrong. Warren, Jeff, Beyonce, all have learned to create thousands of hours in a day by learning how to have others do the things that they don't want to do or need to do, right? Okay, so let's go back to the tutoring example above. I learned to create more time because I ran out of hours that I could tutor. I use someone else's time to make more money, serve more students, create income for teachers and everybody.
17:40 One, so are you spending your sacred 24 hours working all 24 hours? Are you hoarding them all to yourself or are you leveraging that time? Now, this doesn't mean by going to hire if you're not ready, but are you manually shipping all your own packages, still staying up till 3:00 AM becoming a zombie mom boss the next day? Are you taking pictures and then spending three hours of cleaning up the mess that you made because you had to stage it correctly and you haven't even sat down to edit your pictures or upload the pictures? Are you manually invoicing customers [inaudible] off Facebook and then chasing them down for the next week to try to get them to pay? If you are, this is exactly how to stay where you are on that hamster wheel. You are running your hamster will. Even if it's Rose gold plated and smells like swig, sugar cookies, it is still a will.
18:43 And I'm here to tell you right now your soul, your family wants you to get off. It's time to start serving more people, make more money, get your voice, your products out into the world faster and it's time to stop the craziness of it. Get your products into a shipping facility. Amazon FBA can ship it for you. Shopify is coming out with its own shipping center. Please take that time to sleep photography. Think about local photography classes, students needing work and that some will even work for a product swap. That's how I started. I couldn't afford a photographer, so I got one who was learning and growing her portfolio and it turned out to be this great win-win situation. And if you're a manually invoicing, please set up an online cash register, something like Shopify or click funnels. Setting up that cash register is like the self-checkout at the grocery store.
19:40 You can have a whole bunch of people go through and someone just kind of monitoring it, right? Quit burning your midnight oil on busywork, learn to work on the power work. The stuff that actually moves your needle. You know the quote that says Beyonce has 24 hours in her day as well? Well, she sits there while someone is doing her nails, her makeup, her clothes, her hair, everything. They are working at the same time, allowing Beyonce to focus what she needs to be focusing on, creating great songs for us to enjoy. So what if you could sit there and think about all the cool ways that you can serve your customers better while someone or something is telling people about your products, collecting money and following up with the cell. Would you feel like the Beyonce of the online business world? Yeah, I think so.
20:39 So one of my early businesses, I have to tell you were selling products at a craft show. Yes, that was, it seems like a long time. I would spend hundreds of ours, I may even dare to say thousands of hours getting everything ready. I would pull almost all-nighters and expect myself to be happy the next day. I'd love all the stuff I created into the car and make multiple trips to the little craft show where I'd pull it all in, set it up, and then I'd sit there for two to three days with a tiny prayer or maybe a big prayer that I would make any cells. And then there were some times where I'd just pray to even cover the booth rental, right? I call this the manual labor of the hamster wheel. You have to build the will. You have to set up the will. You have to get on that thing and fix it every single time it breaks.
21:36 You drive around town to sell your products to an audience you hope shows up. You can't control how these things going. Now, if you've listened to me before, I'm not saying that craft shows are bad. I learned so much from selling at a booth, but I spent so much time prepping my booth and taking stuff back and forth, paying for someone to watch my kids and hope that people would turn out to the show. It just that way of doing business became way too risky for me. Building an online store. It was the hub for the world. So instead of hoping people walk by your booth, you can actually send your perfect customer to your store when you work with an influencer or maybe even ads so that you can do the many other things that your business requires. Online businesses if set up correctly, they're educating customers on your amazing products.
22:29 You're offering value to them, they're checking your customers out, they're ringing the fulfillment department so it can be shipped out. And all of this can be done well. You get to focus on serving up your great products, automate what can be automated to create more than 24 hours in your day. Okay, so you're on your jet, you're moving fast, and you are becoming Beyonce because you're automating or outsourcing the busy work. Now, let's talk about those few thoughts that might just be creeping into your head right now and you're afraid that the gas [inaudible] the jet is gonna run out and you might not even know how to pay for it, Kate. So this is what I call the scarcity mentality. [inaudible] I promise vast, the scarcity mentality will keep you spinning and going nowhere for years, somewhere in this life we learned about not having enough.
23:28 Maybe it was that you weren't having family and at dinnertime, if he didn't hustle to the dinner table, yeah, you are the one that got to go to bed hungry. I learned scarcity really well when grandma and grandpa Tommy about the great depression. Grandma showed me how to dry out my recycled Ziploc baggies and wash my tin foil. But that was back then. And today we live in the most abundant time ever. It's like the generation of stuff, but some of us are just stuck with a mentality that we're going to run out. The Lord wants us to live an abundant life. I read about him blessing so many people and we've really do have more than enough with enough left over, but with all of that good out there, we've got to tackle the opposite and I believe this, the scarcity mentality is one of Satan's greatest tools that he uses on entrepreneurs.
24:30 He has perfected in driving in the scarcity tactics. Have you ever thought you can't hire because maybe you can't afford to pay them or maybe you're thinking, I just can't afford the tech to speed up the process of collecting cells or heaven forbid investing in online training to help us learn faster because it might be a scam? Oh, don't even get me started. Okay. I'm starting a little bit. I think that's one of the biggest scams out there. College, especially when a student doesn't have a direction. Now I'm not bashing college. I'm grateful that it's there for nurses to learn lawyers, to learn doctors, right? Like it is absolutely essential, but going to college just to get your generals and spending $37,000 or more to maybe make $48,000 a year. Yeah. I don't understand that. At all anyway. Okay, so back to it. My brother sat me down in the early days.
25:28 This was after my tutoring company. This is when I started my first eCommerce business and I had forgotten about hiring. Like sometimes I just need to be reminded, I don't know maybe or like me, I just need to be reminded again of some of the things that I may have already learned. So he sat me down and this was in the middle of, I call it witching hour when all the kids are home from school. I've got piano lessons, soccer lessons. I'm trying to cook dinner or we've got some kids crying from homework and he sat me down and said, if you keep going the way you're going, you will not be successful. No, I understand. Yes, you can run a business on your own, but the pie is going to be smaller. If you hire stuff out shirt, you'll get less of the pie, but the pie is going to be so much larger and you don't have to do all the work.
26:19 You get to choose the stuff you want to do. So are you going to go for that smaller pie? Are you going to go for a piece of that bigger pie? It is ingrained in us that if we take money away, the money pot shrinks. Well, a huge dose of reality is when you give, it grows. When you learn, you go faster. Okay? Think about it with me for a second. When you give someone a job to help you pack and ship, now don't you have more time to go out there and market your products to help you grow or maybe now you have time to go take a nap so you're not the zombie mom and are able to make better decisions the next day. When I truly learned this in my first eCommerce business, when I truly learned to get the things off the plate that didn't make me happy or light me up and I hired them out or I outsource them or I gave them to like I didn't even do them and I was able to do that.
27:21 That's when I went on to hit my first million in cells. When you give your money to a business coach, yes, you may have less than the bank for a moment, but being able to ask someone questions you can get to your goal is going to happen a lot faster than you just sitting there hoping your guesses are correct. When you invest in an online shopping cart, you can make money 24 hours, seven days a week, no need to chase down clients. You can turn that time into chasing your toddlers, Beyonce on the jet with a full tank of gas. That's good, right? Moving faster by learning how to leverage what you don't have, letting others or other systems do the everyday work you really don't need to be doing. Acknowledging and knowing that there is abundance, so let's go back to Olive. Her jet was the stuff that she sold from her house to turn into cash to buy products to sell to her customers.
28:23 She invested in coaching to speed up her knowledge. She used influencers and wholesalers online to build her business because she didn't have a following. All right, this is her Beyonce. She has a Shopify store to accept orders like the one she got two days ago, a thousand dollar order that she just got from one of the stores that she works with. She looks at what that hamster will is that she's finding herself on a weekly basis so she can either hand them off, automate them or just not even doing them. Then she has the postman stopped by her house to pick up her packages versus her taking the time to drive them to the post office and then she's letting others help ship for her. All right, now let's talk about how her tank is full. The product she sells has actually been termed oversaturated.
29:18 I swear everyone and their dog has tried to sell this type of product. Now I'm not going to share the product because I have so many people get caught up with a product that they freak get. It's the actual process that works. Like I always go back to if chia pets can sell, anything can sell, right? So all live has even had people tell her that she's crazy for trying to sell this product, but she chooses to live the abundancy life and knows there's enough room for her with enough room leftover for everybody else. She works, she focuses and she is flying on her jet like beyond say with a full tank of gas, Kate, so now this is what I want you to do. When this podcast ends, I want you to acknowledge where you feel like you can find the jet in your business.
30:06 What are you trying to do from ground zero that's making the process feel like you are walking? How can you leverage others to speed it up? Then I want you to find your Beyonce hours. When you are working, what are you working on? Is it the fluff to look busy or are you truly figuring out how to move that needle in your business? Then check the gas. Are you full? Because if you're empty, you need to gas up. You've got people to serve, lives to change, and a whole lot of money to make and there is plenty of room for you with enough leftover for everyone else. All right, thanks for tuning into Beyonce in a jet with a full tank of gas. I hope you liked this podcast. I designed this podcast for you so that you can fill the movement so you can figure out where you're stuck in your business, to help you to grow. Now, I really appreciate it. When you rate and review this podcast, it lets me know what you're thinking about and how I can help you to move forward more. So thanks for leaving those reviews and those ratings. I really do appreciate them. Have a wonderful day and I will see you next time.
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