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3 Things to Unlearn to Grow as an Entrepreneur

The 3 things we need to unlearn as entrepreneurs.  Bam WHAM….From that very first day of life we come into this world learning. 

Walking, talking, reading, driving, figuring out what to do with the bedhead hair,  and yes, starting your first online shop.

We are in a constant state of learning.

But have you ever considered that some of those things you’ve learned along the way might be holding you back?

 

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3 Things You Need to Unlearn In Order to Grow

Wait.  WHAAAAAAAA????

You’ve probably heard the story about the woman who, when cooking a ham, would cut it down and end up throwing half of it away. 

When someone finally asked her why she was doing that – you know what her reply was? 

“I don’t know, this is just how my Grandma always did it.”

Then a friend enlightened her as to why her Grandma actually did it. 

It wasn’t because it was a way to get the best-tasting ham, it was because her Grandma had a SMALL oven that a full ham couldn’t fit in. 

All that time she was wasting half of the ham because she was just doing what she’d learned. 

As an entrepreneur, there are things that you need to unlearn (that have nothing to do with ham), THAT CAN really HELP YOU make the progress you are desiring. 

After years of helping people just like you start, grow, and scale their online shops, I’ve noticed 3 things that most entrepreneurs need to unlearn if they want to take things to the next level.

There are so many examples of things we learn that are no longer serving us. In fact, sometimes they are actually hurting us and we don’t even know it. They are things we need to unlearn. And that’s what I want to share with you here – the 3 things that, as an entrepreneur, you need to unlearn. 

1st Thing To Unlearn – Your Stuff Isn’t Just Stuff

You need to make a mental shift and unlearn the thought that you are just selling “stuff”. Your stuff is changing lives, no matter how small of an impact it might be. When I was selling cupcake liners, straws, or twine it was actually changing lives. 

I had to change my mindset about my products and the value they brought. Those people wanted my products in their home for a reason – because it was going to help them in some way. Those cupcake liners, they were going to prevent that mom from spending time scrubbing her pans. Or maybe, they will help bring the family together for a bake-off competition. 

Your products change lives and you have to realize that. If you are just starting out, maybe you aren’t getting that feedback from your customers yet, but I promise you it’s happening. There are so many examples in the 0-$100k System Facebook Group of people who are sharing stories of how their products are changing lives every single day. You need to unlearn that you are just selling stuff.

 

2nd Thing To Unlearn – Multitasking Is Not Good

We all have our own talents. No two of us are alike and that means what I’m great at, you might not be. Or, what you’re great at, I struggle with. Knowing that, why would you think you should be doing everything in your business? 

At the beginning of your business you are leveraging your time to grow your business. When you start making some sales, you have to start using the money to buy back your time. Running on no sleep and constant multitasking is killing you and killing the potential growth of your business.

I had a call with one of my Insiders Mastermind students recently who is doing over 6-figures per month, after struggling for a while to get traction in her business. She reached out to me saying she was ready to quit. Long story short, she was stretching herself too thin and trying to do everything in her business. We quickly identified a few quick wins that would buy back more than 12 hours per week of her life. That’s huge for her!

So many businesses fail simply because the entrepreneur becomes exhausted. They ran themselves ragged for far too long and it impacted their health, which took down their business. 

Find people that are great at the things you aren’t so you can buy back your time and focus on the areas of the business that you thrive in. You have to unlearn the multitasking in your business and hire the right people for the right positions.

 

3rd Thing To Unlearn – Being “Busy”

Have you ever seen a fly that is trying to get out of a window that has an opening just inches away but it for some reason it just keeps hitting the glass over and over? Do you ever wonder why it doesn’t pivot just a little bit and go towards the open air where it can fly free and live its fly life outside?

As entrepreneurs, sometimes we are like the fly. We are working hard, trying the same thing over and over without seeing progress. There have been countless times when I’ve put offers out and they were complete flops. After a few times, I would have to halt everything and take a deep dive into what's going on. Was it the percentage off I was offering? Maybe the product description wasn’t resonating with people? Maybe it was just a few small tweaks that would lead to drastically different results. 

Gerard Butler is in my Next Level coaching program and I had an opportunity to do a Hot Seat session with him. He came in and I got to dig into his site. He wanted help on what else he could be offering to the people who came to buy his pug t-shirts and how he could get influencers interested in promoting his stuff. 

We came up with a solution that involved pivoting just a little bit. Kind of like what that fly needed to do. Instead of asking the influencer to just promote his stuff, he’s going to them and asking if there is anything that their audience wants that he can help them make and deliver. You know there are a ton of influencers out there that put a lot of content into the world but don’t know how to create an income from it. So this option of giving the influencer the platform and support to bring ideas to life was a win-win for both of them. But first he had to unlearn the standard approach to influencer marketing.

 

I want you to learn the skill of unlearning.

Unlearn that you’re just selling “stuff”

Unlearn multitasking in your business

Unlearn what it means to be “busy”

If you can unlearn these 3 things you and your business will start to really take off like a fly that finally found the opening 🙂 

 

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  • Info needs to be consistent
    by 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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    by seesnow99 from United States

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    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.

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    by Dragonmaster191 from United States

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    She is so inspiring and has made the mistakes so we don’t have to. Thanks for your drive to help others help others

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    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.

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    by 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.

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    Alison I love your passion for helping others succeed, it comes through loud and clear. Can’t wait for the next one.

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    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!

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    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

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    by 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 heart
    by 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.

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    by 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.

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    by Samantha Richardson from United States

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    by stacyj:) from United States

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    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!

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    by 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!!

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    by N Family from United States

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    by Mashie422 from United States

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  • Got my wheels spinning
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  • Alison Prince WALKS THE WALK Like No Other Person I Know
    by 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 deal
    by 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.

 

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Your products matter you are given that feeling to sell that product for a reason. Now yes there is the strategy behind it yes there are ways to help increase that but you are needed your products are absolutely needed so that's step number one is unlearn that your products is just stuff.

Hey, you are listening to the Because I Can Life podcast where we believe we can decide our own income, choose happiness kick bear 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 business. I can as well take that first step and commit now to your because I can live by downloading your free personal bundle at Allison j prince.com. forward slash bundle. Welcome to today's podcast. All right before we dive into it, we made it back to Utah safely. Yes, the whole game. We're back and I'll tell you what. It reminded us of how much we absolutely love Puerto Rico and we will be going back in a couple months. But I'll tell you what, driving on smooth streets feels like an absolute luxury now, getting food from restaurants in a matter of minutes versus hours. I just feel like a luxury being back here in good old Kaysville, Utah. We love it. We love it here. We're grateful that we're able to spend a couple months here with friends and family before we head back to Puerto Rico. All right. This week. I had a really cool experience that I want to share with you. I actually posted it on my Instagram account. And as of now it is one of my most engaged posts that I've ever done. And I hope you're okay with me reading it. But it was very powerful. And then I'm going to tell you a little bit more behind the scenes of what happened after I posted it. So I've got a picture of me. I'm with my two boys and we have masks on. Now this post has nothing to do with a virus. You'll see what it's about in just a second. So here we go. I'm gonna read it. It says I was walking through a busy area with my two little guys. I had my hood on I had my mask on. I had a baseball cap, and I looked scary. All you could see were my eyeballs. And I look over and there's this mom trying to talk and plead and yell at her three year old daughter to stop running away. The girl was loud and she was flopping on the floor. The mom was completely frazzled, I could see her sweating. Now she had a baby in one arm, and on the other arm, she was wrangling this toddler. And it felt like every single I was on this mom, including mine, and I could feel the judgments raging. And honestly, I'm embarrassed to say that some more mine If I didn't, I don't think I'd be telling the full truth on this. And as I got closer, something switched in my head. I remembered I remembered the struggle of toddler tantrums. And I walked over to her and asked her if I could help her. I was throwing out all of the rules of social distancing. She paused, looked into my eyes and said, Yes, please. Thank you. I held her baby as she tried to pick up the toddler. We walked over to where she'd been sitting. This mom looked at me After the toddler took a breath in between the screams, and she said, their mom lost custody today. And I'm the only one available to take them. This little one is screaming because she's trying to go back to her mom. Her world was stripped from her today. This is the first time we've met. And as you can see, it's not going very well. The screaming continued the boys and I helped her to get things back together. And as I was typing this out, my eyes were leaking.

And as I'm reading this, I can feel the lump in my throat. Again, because I'm sharing this as a reminder of how harmful judging can be especially right now at a vulnerable time for everyone. And she didn't judge me. I looked scary. I had bloodshot eyes from being on an airplane for so long. And that's all she could see. But she trusted me and I could have easily slipped into just looking at her and silently judging her. But that little voice inside of me said Alison, knock it off, you go up and help her. This lady was an absolute true warrior, this woman deserve praises at that moment, but no one knew her story. My heart breaks as I know, that that woman that night, her pillow was probably filled with tears of overwhelm. And I wish for one second that she could see the hero that she truly is. I wish for one second that she could see how wonderful she was doing.

I mean, no, keep the story close to my heart to remind me that I don't know everybody else's story, and it's my job to knock it off and to figure out where I can step in and help. And I posted it on my Instagram account, and over on Facebook, and it kind of went mini viral over there. Then, of course First, I was kind of nervous to post it, a mask with all the controversy out there. But I knew in my heart that I needed to post it because it wasn't about the mask, it was about humanity. And in this time, we all want the same thing. We all want to be healthy. We all want a great economy. We all want to have a big barbecue and invite all of our friends and family over. We all want that. But yeah, this world seems to be so polarizing. And sometimes you just have to shut that down and remember who we are, and listen to that small voice that says knock it off, and step up and help serve we were made to serve. Now, I'm not talking about putting anybody in danger or anything like that. That's not where I'm going. But what a great reminder, it is to remember to listen to our hearts. Remember to listen to those little voices about where we're supposed to be, and at what moment so we can serve and those other people can serve us. I felt that later. It served me so much in that moment. And I wanted to share that with you because you will have moments you've had moments in your life that need to be shared. Because it lifts other people up. There were tons of comments that were said, thank you so much for sharing this. Thank you so much for sharing this. But with all that, I actually this was interesting to me is I actually lost more followers that day. And I have in a very, very long time. And I don't know why maybe it was because of the picture with a mask and people are tired of that or I don't know what that is right. But it was interesting to me that when I told this story from my heart, there was a picture or the story I ended up losing followers. And guess what, I am absolutely okay with that. Because I want people who support me who love me who are willing to step out of the judgment zone and love me for All of my mistakes, all the things that I do and I'm okay to say, you know what, if you don't want to follow me, you don't have to, and grow my community grow my tribe, and not have to feel fake. And so that was just a true reminder. If you're posting stuff and you're like, Oh my gosh, I lost followers today. It's okay. You don't want those people in your life anyway. Focus on those that make you a better person. And you listening to this podcast now You make me a better person. I read your comments. I read your posts, I answer your messages. And I'm so grateful for you. I'm so grateful that you allow me to step into the gifts that God gave me to help you. It is because of you. Thank you for showing up on this podcast every Tuesday it does not go unnoticed. I seriously appreciate you for being here today. Now, I want to dive into today. topic. And it's actually the three things that we need to unlearn. as entrepreneurs, we go through this whole life learning, learning, learning, learning. And then there comes a point where some of the things that we have learned might not be the thing that keeps us from moving forward. Maybe you've heard the story about how this woman was taking this ham and she would cut it down and throw half of it away. And someone came up to her and said, Why do you cut the ham down and then throw part of it away? And she's like, I don't know. My grandma just did it. And they said, You know why grandma did it. It's because it wouldn't fit in her stove. She had to or her oven. She hadn't got it down so she could fit it into her oven. You don't need to cut the ham and waste part of it. And so sometimes we go through this life thinking, Okay, this is the right way. But we don't hold the entire picture. So I want to open your eyes because that's my job right? My job is to show you how to see this some of the things in a different lens so that you can truly see your potential. And so I'm going to dive into the three things that we need to unlearn as entrepreneurs. Okay, so number one, the thing that we need to unlearn I remember in one of my businesses I was going in, I was like, I gotta sell more stuff, I gotta sell more stuff. I gotta sell more stuff. And I had to unlearn that my stuff wasn't just stuff that the straws or the cupcake cleaners or the twine or the washi tape was actually changing people's lives as little as it may seem, those things were needed and wanted in someone's home. And I had to learn that my stuff was powerful, and I had to switch my brain to say These cupcake liners can actually serve my customers because guess what, they're not going to have to scrub their pans in the future and take time scrubbing in the sink, right? Or maybe they take these coffee liners and they post this mini Cupcake Wars with their nieces and nephew and they're creating this bond experience. And so taking the products from just stuff to how powerful they were, and then switching it to, I am responsible, I am morally obligated to get this into people's lives as human beings. We have a need to help other people. We have a need to improve other people's lives. How many times have you heard about someone in need, and you're like, you raise your hand you say I'm Let me help you. What can I do? Right, the sick neighbor down the lane. You stand up and you say I can bring dinner to you. Let me help you. Let me help take your kids. We were made. To help serve each other, right, that is who we are. I heard an amazing analogy from my friend, Kathy Heller. And she talked about how we were all created differently. And we look at our fingerprints, no one has the exact same fingerprints, even twins don't even have, right. And it's because every single one of us is meant to be different so that we can serve other people in a more meaningful way. Maybe that neighbor down the road, you're like, I can't cook, right? But you say, Hey, I can take your kids for you. That's your gift. another person's like, Oh, I don't know if I can handle the craziness of kids. But I'm a good cook, let me cook you dinner. We are all meant to be different. And there's a reason for that. When you're going through and picking the product that you were about to sell, you feel something there's a reason why you chose that product. And it's because you can take that product and you can go and you can change other people. people's lives. Now I want to read you a post that came into my private Facebook group called the 0 to 100K. This is where I teach my students to go from 0 to 100K. And I want to share this how this woman learned or unlearned that her stuff isn't stuff. It's actually life-changing. All right, here we go. This is from Mariana. She says I have an incredible report from one of my customers big can win. Inside note, we call our wins a can win due to the because I can. We like to celebrate our wins. So she goes on to say big can when he and his wife are separated and literally live on complete opposite ends of the country from each other. He goes on to say he purchased one of my custom pieces for Mother's Day gift to include all the names and dates of the birth of their seven children as a surprise. He texts me and Said she called him and was so happy and moved to tears to have received it. They have been talking about postponing their divorce guys this is what it's all about hover small or big your products are they mean something to someone a warm cup of tea purchase from your store to bring back memories a cute Hello. To be able to lay down with your precious little girl to be able to lay down with her mommy a pencil with a cool saying to remind that teen that she was going places. If I didn't make any more money than month, this one purchase would have been enough for me. Remember what we're here for to make money? Yes, but more are able to afford to create these memories that we've dreamed about to bring these thoughts into reality to get in that hot air balloon and fill the clouds at your fingertips. We are all here for that and for each other. Don't give up. Keep pressing forward. Why? Because we can i Love that she saw the value in her product. I love that she knows that she was a part of someone else's journey. Now you may not hear those types of stories back from your store. You may not hear that. But if you could imagine all the things whether it's earrings that are sending to a postpartum mom, that brings a smile to her face and she hasn't been able to smile for a couple of weeks. Your products matter. You are given that feeling to sell that product for a reason. Now yes, there is strategy behind it. Yes, there are ways to help increase that but you are needed your products are absolutely needed. So that's step number one is to learn that your products is just stuff. Your products actually change lives now. I did have someone come say, Alison. I just want to sell stuff. I just want to make money. I get it right making money. We have to this is what we have to On and making money is a beautiful thing. And you know, I always talk about how God wants us to have money. So go out and get it. He's trying to hand it to you. We just have to put that value into the world so that it can be given to us. Now, if you go out there and you start just selling your stuff, you're not going to make sells. Find why. Find why your cupcake claims matter. Find why your socks matter. Find out why your lipstick matters, whatever it is, and start talking about that. When you unlearned that you just don't have stuff. You have things that change people's lives. That's the value that you put in the world and you get rewarded by a piece of paper with a guy's face on it that has value called money. All right, that's number one. The second thing that we need to unlearn as we grow our business is something called multitasking. Now, multitasking, we learn to do that as a survival technique. As a new mom. We are bouncing a baby on him. And then we're cooking dinner and pulling the laundry out with our toes. Like it's a survival mechanism that we learn as we get older. Maybe it started in college and you're trying to balance all your classes and work and a boyfriend and then you get married and then you've got babies coming and then you have one kid, you have two kids.

And multitasking is an absolutely essential life-saving thing as you start bringing more people into this world, but we have to unlearn it for business. Multitasking does not work for business, it can absolutely 100% crush us. Alright, so one of the programs that I have, Alright, so first, I have the 0 to 100K System. That's where I teach people how to go from zero to 100 k, then I have something called the next level where people want a little bit more. And then I have my top tier program called the insiders, and that's where they have direct access to me to be able to answer questions and help grow their business. And I've been working with this gal for almost a year now. And she has gone from an okay amount of money to last month, April 2020, hitting almost six figures in a month. Yes, six figures in a month. And she actually reached out to me yesterday and said, Allison, I want to quit. And I was like, Wait, what? What do you mean, you want to quit your dream, it was to be able to hit six figures that you did that. Now you're hitting six figures a month. I'm kind of confused. Talk to me about it. And she said, I'm tired. I'm balancing email, social media, customer service, product development. And as she started telling me this, I'm like, I got it. She's multitasking. She's multitasking in her business. When we first get started. Maybe we sell 10 products, right? We can easily multitask, right? We can even you know write custom letters to our customers because we can get those 10 packages out the door in a reasonable amount of time. Then the next step, were 100 packages, right? And then we're starting to feel the weight of it, then hundreds of packages start coming in. And then we're up till two in the morning because we think we have to do all the things. No, I have to get the products out. No, I have to make sure that they're taken care of on customer service, and it starts to weigh us down. Because how we have been taught our whole lives a survival mechanism of multitasking spills into our business, when business that is the thing that will crush it. We are not meant to do and we are not supposed to do everything in our business. Remember the imprint that I talked about on your fingerprints, right? You were meant to do a specific thing in your business. Other people have talents that they're supposed to do for your business. So as we kept going on with this conversation, I said, All right, let's take a look at your time. You're not sleeping, you have to sleep you have to take care of you. What are some of the things that you're doing? And she said, Well, I'm doing Instagram And I said, Okay, how long is it taking you? And she said, Oh, just about 10 minutes. I only post two times a week. And I said, Only 10 minutes? Um, can we really look at that? Let's think about all the time that you've stressed over that Instagram account, the number of times you check likes, the number of times you're in there for comments, the number of pictures that you have to edit the times that you write the content, and then you overthink about it, and you go in and you edit it or you delete it, and then you post something else. I said, it's a lot more than 10 minutes. I bet you're spending a good two hours a week on Instagram. And she said, You're right. I am. And I said, Okay, let's talk about getting that off your plate. And then we started talking more and she said, the amount of emails from Customer service is crushing me. And I said, Yeah, when you're shipping out 10 products in a week that looks a lot different. You have only 10 customers versus when you're making selling $100,000 a month. It's a totally different ballgame. You can't do that. Let's Figure out how you can hire a customer service rep. And so as we keep going, we kept talking, we started buying back her time. In the beginning, you don't have a lot of money. And so you're using your time as equity. You're using your time to do all the things then as you start to grow, your time goes away, you have money, and then you take that money to be able to buy back your time. So we went through and I said, Okay, customer service, or Instagram. We've already saved you two hours a week. Let's talk about customer service. How long are you doing customer service in a week, and she said, I think it's about 10 hours a week isn't perfect, Kate, we're gonna find a customer service person. And now you're up to 12 hours, 12 hours that you're getting back that you can sleep let's make sure you're sleeping first. And then we went to the next thing, and then we went to the next thing and we were able to peel it back to where she is now. Focusing on Those things that she is supposed to do the imprint the things that are making a difference in people's lives. That is what she is able to do. And she's learning the process of hiring. And I've seen this so many times of entrepreneurs they get in, and they're so excited make that first cell, so excited to make 100 cells, then 1000 cells hit or whatever that number is, and they're like, what am I doing? And then they feel like their business is starting to run them. And they are afraid to leave their computer, they're afraid to go on vacation. And so many entrepreneurs will quit then. So many entrepreneurs will quit because they don't see the multitasking part of it. They feel guilty. They feel obligated that they have to do all the things and I'm telling you now if you do all the things that your business will fail, and it will fail because you're exhausted business is not meant to exhaust you. Business is meant to exhilarate you To put you on fire, yeah. Is it hard work? Oh, my goodness, or you have days where you want to cry and you want to quit? Yes. I can't even tell you how many times I'm like I quit. I'm done. But I go back to how I felt. And I go back to reading my comments and I'm like, this is why I'm doing what I'm doing. And it lights me up. This is the journey. This is what is supposed to happen. So the second thing is, learn the multitasking, unlearn the multitasking, start hiring things out as soon as you possibly can.

Come in with the third one. unlearn busy. Alright, let me explain that one. Have you ever seen a fly tried to get out of the house or wherever it's at, and it goes to the window, and the fly just keeps running into that window over and over and over again, and can't get out? Because there's a piece of glass in the way right. But if that fly were to turn, just a little bit, pivot just a little bit, then the door right next to the window that Open, the fly would be able to fly out and go live. It's beautiful, wonderful fly life, but it can't because it's still doing the same thing over and over again and it eventually dies. Because he's not pivoting a little bit. So how I relate that to business is, sometimes we're like the fly. Sometimes we get out there and we put offers out into the world, or we're doing the same things over and over again, but we're not seeing progress. Have you ever asked an influencer to promote a product? Or have you ever submitted your product somewhere? And it's coming back? No, no, no. And you're wondering, Why is this not getting accepted? Well, maybe it's because you're phrasing it the same, maybe it's the same offer, maybe you're not changing. And if you pivot a little bit if you change the offer, if you ask influencers different things, if you change things up just a little bit, just like that fly that fly didn't mean to turn One ad, all he needed to do was just turn a little bit, and then it would set him free. I know that there have been times where I put out offers and they have flopped. And I got frustrated. And I went in, I said, Okay, let me look at this offer. Maybe the percentage off isn't good enough, maybe the product description isn't good enough. Maybe it's just a little tweak here or there. And then I go in and I change it and then I get drastically different results. So one of the examples that I want to bring up is Gerard Gerard Butler. He is in my next level program, and I was able to do a hot seat with him and what a hot seat is, is he comes in and I get to look at his site. I love it. It is so fun for me to look at his site, and he's selling this pug P-U-G, a pug shirt. That's amazing. And he said, Allison, what type of products could I offer what else could I offer? And we started talking about his vision for it and where he was going And how I could start asking influencers to start working with him to sell this specific shirt. And instead of just going to an influencer and saying, hey, influencer, will you sell my T-shirt? We came up with a solution that was moving just a little bit. So Gerard was looking for products to sell additional products to sell. He was also looking for influencers who would sell his product. So instead of going to an influencer and saying, Hey, will you sell my product? He's approaching influencers a little bit differently, and saying, hey, influencer, I see that you're talking about dogs, especially the pug breed. Is there something that you could offer your audience that they would love to buy, and I will help you get that product to your customer. And so Gerard is going in, and he is saying, How can I serve you? And you may know that there's a lot of influencers out there, that they put content out into the world, but they don't quite know How to create income. And Gerard being the implementer he is I already asked that influencer, she said yes. And together, they're creating something. And it's gonna have her signature on it. And so she can go out and say, Look at how cool this product is. I helped to create it because I have served you for so long. I know exactly what you need. And this is creating a long term relationship with an influencer, who will continue to make money who will continue to make sells, Gerard will be able to grow his business, and it worked out with such a win-win. And so if you're asking influencers and you're getting no are you that fly that keeps hitting your head on the window, or can you pivot a little bit? An example would be like what Gerard is doing currently to grow his business and saying, hey, let's work together. What products do you need to have serve your audience? And together, they're co-creating these products so that they can sell and grow each other's businesses really well together. So here's a recap of today's podcast. Number one, unlearn that your products are just stuff, your products change lives, cupcake cleaners, earrings, shoes, whatever you're selling make a difference in people's lives. The second thing to unlearn is multitasking in your business, you have permission to do the things that you love, and permission to hire out the stuff that you really don't like doing. You are in charge, you make the rules. That is the beauty of building and crafting a business around your lifestyle. You're the one that's in charge, you're the one that gets to decide the rules of the game. And then the third thing is unlearn busy if you're doing something over and over and over again. And it's not really working, it's time to pivot. It's time to find the door so that you can get out into the big world and live the life that you want to live, the one that fulfills you the one that makes you absolutely happy. Now, before I go, I just want to tell you, thank you for showing up. Thank you for showing up for you. Thank you for the comments that you leave. Thank you for being you and getting out there and serving the world with your products. Now I actually have a gift for you, which is kind of fun. If you're still trying to decide on a product that you want to put out into the world, one that may change lives. I want to give you 16 of some of my very first products that I sold. And you may be surprised by some of them how simple they are, how easy they are to get and how I was able to leverage Pinterest to help people see the vision These products so if you head over to, because I can life.com forward slash gift gi f t, you're going to find a directory of things that I started selling when I didn't have a lot of money to get started when I hadn't really figured out importing, and I was able to get products quickly and turnaround and serve my customers very fast make money and build my audience and serve the world. So because I can live.com forward slash gift that is my gift to you for hanging out with me on today's podcast. All right, go out there. Put that money in your pocket where it belongs serve the world. And I will see you next week.

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Oh my goodness, that was so much fun. Thank you for listening to this episode of because I can

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podcast now. Have a lot of you reach out to me and say, Allison, what are some of the products you started with when you didn't have a lot of money? So what I decided to do is I got 16 products, some of my very first products online that got

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me to my first million dollars and have a feeling some of these products are going to absolutely shocked you.

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So you've got to get this free downloadable PDF. Now to do that just go to because I can life.com forward slash gift. All right. I can't wait to talk to you on the next because I can podcast

 

 

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Debbie

You will never learn more, you will never grow more and you will never enjoy more this course and community that Alison Prince has created. Alison is the real deal and the things that she shares is incredible! Do you want to be your own boss? Do you want financial freedom? Then follow Alison and get her course!! Best decision ever.

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Debbie

You will never learn more, you will never grow more and you will never enjoy more this course and community that Alison Prince has created. Alison is the real deal and the things that she shares is incredible! Do you want to be your own boss? Do you want financial freedom? Then follow Alison and get her course!! Best decision ever.

Julie

Alison's commitment to her course and students is phenomenal. She offers an unrivaled level of support, with weekly trainings, course updates, expert guests and more. She's also created an online group unlike any other I've ever been a part of. Course participants help one another, encourage each other, and share information--and of course, Alison is right in there as well. Highly recommend this course for anyone who is looking to build a sustainable e-commerce business the right way. Definitely 5 stars!

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Julie

Alison's commitment to her course and students is phenomenal. She offers an unrivaled level of support, with weekly trainings, course updates, expert guests and more. She's also created an online group unlike any other I've ever been a part of. Course participants help one another, encourage each other, and share information--and of course, Alison is right in there as well. Highly recommend this course for anyone who is looking to build a sustainable e-commerce business the right way. Definitely 5 stars!

Shelly

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I have been dabbling in trying to get an online store up and running for over a year, gave up, and then seen Alison's story! There was just something about her that drew me in and am I ever THANKFUL!! I joined the Clan just a couple of months ago. I have learned more in those two months than I think I EVER would have without this! I am already selling on my own site and pushing forward daily!! So excited to see what the future holds!!

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Shelly

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I have been dabbling in trying to get an online store up and running for over a year, gave up, and then seen Alison's story! There was just something about her that drew me in and am I ever THANKFUL!! I joined the Clan just a couple of months ago. I have learned more in those two months than I think I EVER would have without this! I am already selling on my own site and pushing forward daily!! So excited to see what the future holds!!
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