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How to find your NUMBER (open for YOUR breakthrough!)

How to find your NUMBER

Are you ready for your number?

I mean, your real, soul-aligned number?

Here’s the thing. We often choose numbers (revenue, income, margin, etc.) based on what seems like a great goal or what should be the next step in our careers or businesses.

But, in the same way that Danielle Laporte has shifted how we do goals (um, people, please, for the love of all that is holy, let us choose our desires first! Then put goals to those…), I feel the same way about numbers! Let your soul choose your numbers as you align your path to gracefully receive them.

For me: I see numbers as *Shorthand. Symbols. Energy. Vibrations.*

In other words, when a number is on your heart it’s shorthand for the journey that God is calling you to.

The deep desire to build a $100M or $1M or $100K company has nothing to do with the money. Trust me. It has everything to do with your journey to that place.

The number is pin on a map, but it doesn’t really care about point A or point B, it is actually deeply invested in the windy, hilly road between the two destinations that you must travel.

That’s why:

When a client tells me she’s ready for a $15K raise to boost her annual pay to $85K because that’s what she worked hard and is ready for, I get giddy.
(Oh and we got that raise for her, don’t you worry!)

Or, when a small business owner lets me know she’s ready for $450K in revenue for her business because she can feel that up-level in her bones, I’m overjoyed.
(Yep! She’s gracefully going for it.)

I can instantly tell when a number (revenue, income, profit margin, number of years, months, etc.) is aligned. Likewise, I always know when a number is out of alignment and wreaking havoc.

I used to think that making money (and numbers in general) was just plain fun…like a game. Now I realize it’s something more and something to share.

So let’s get down to it.

This is simple, but challenging. I do a version of this with all of my coaching clients, and am thrilled to do it with you here, too.

It can take you 30 seconds or 30 days, but I promise you it will work.

The trick is to let it arise from within. And to write it down.

Ready?

1. Get yourself into a cozy place (if you’re having trouble finding one, just hop into bed a few minutes earlier than usual and do this before sleeping).

2. Close your eyes. This is actually important, so be sure you do it.

3. Ask yourself, what revenue (or income number) am I really, truly ready to bring in this year (or quarter/month/etc.)?

4. Wait for the number to arise from within (you might even imagine or see it floating up from your stomach region). If you feel your brain manufacturing a number to fill the white space, kindly thank it, but let it know that you’re waiting for your soul number to come from your “gut” and that you’ll wait patiently until it does.

5. Once you have it, you’ll know. Be sure to write it down.

I challenge you to do this today and I invite you to respond here! Tell me what your number is. If I have time, I’ll even respond with a few thoughts about it for you in particular.

Take beautiful care,

Tara

April 15th, 2016|Mental Floss|4 Comments

This is no joke. 7 important Qs & As.

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My inaugural class of I Am Ready for $100K is progressing right on through, and it is so much fun to blueprint and feel into the right-sized numbers, my ladies. (I hope y’all realize I’m taking you on a numbers journey this year!).

Now, let me say this about those in the program: They are awesome and I could brag on them all day! I have women developing new, high-profit revenue streams for their existing companies and others working to hit their next-level milestones—getting ever closer to their first six-figure years.

I also have a nice little stream of other women who reach out to ask me questions around money, business, and time management quite frequently. I’ve noticed a pattern that, especially if related to numbers, I usually get the questions.

Here are 7 Qs and accompanying As that have come up lately, both from my current group as well as from my expanded network.

Q: How do I move forward when I feel stuck or confused in my business?
A: This answer is easy and comes from Oprah. Simply ask yourself, what is my next right step? Then, whatever the answer is, don’t question it. Do it.

Q: How many hours a week do you work?
A: 40. When I started this website, I thought I wanted a lifestyle business and it was called Two Hours Daily. I had dreams of being the female version of Tim Ferris. What happened was that I realized that, while I did what I set out to do, a couple of hours a day wasn’t totally fulfilling me nor was it stretching me…actually it was stressing me.

I love work. Something that I’m just now embracing about myself.

It soothes and motivates me.

And, as long as I keep it in balance, it grows and energizes me too. I also realized that really, truly, I want a deep, abiding, and sustainable company (actually, a few) more than I want a lifestyle business.

And that, my friends, requires good old-fashioned work. 😉

Q: I feel called to something bigger, but I am not sure where to start.
A: My best insight here is to know that your calling will almost inevitably change from where you start. You can see from my answer above that when I first set out, I thought I would be teaching women how to build lifestyle businesses. I know the ingredients that go into it, how to build it, how to talk about it; however, what I discovered was that I wanted to address bigger things and invest more time into my impact.

The red thread, for me, will likely always be transformative business guidance, but my focus has and will likely change.

Right now, for example, I’m passionate about women getting clear on their soul-aligned numbers (revenue, profit, time it will take to build, margins, etc.), but I know there will be new chapters for me to focus on as time goes on. Trust the evolution. And start at wherever you feel your very next baby next step is. Trust THAT.

Q: I’m 34 and have been in business for two years, but we’re not making

[XYZ] amount yet.
A: Back that train up my friend. As my mentor, Jen Kem says, do not confuse your business age with your physical age. The two are totally different. Remember, it takes years to be an overnight success. In fact, often about a decade.

Q: How do I tap into my intuition for my business?
A: I have a definite spiritual practice around my business (God is my CEO, for sure), and I think everyone should develop their own based on what calls to them.

But to stoke the creative fires, here are a few things that I do to tap in fastest and move my business in ways I just couldn’t possibly do without:

  • I pray at the start and end of each day…on my knees and addressing God.
  • I take about 30 to 60 minutes each morning to read scriptures, write inspiration, and talk to God and angels.
  • I say a few mantras daily, depending on what I’m working on and what I need.
  • I begin each work day with another prayer (there’s a lot of praying around these parts!) for our work as a team and the prosperity of our clients.
  • I’ve started lighting a specific candle for the workday (mostly just because it’s soothing).
  • I do the work! Deep, focused, guided, one-task-at-a-time kind of work.
  • I move! I start each day with a little workout, do a few minutes of Hula Hoop at noon, and aim for a good yoga session several times per week.
  • I try to make as much of my week as I can into a routine or ritual that I love—so much inspiration comes through in my day-to-day as I’m just enjoying life.
  • I try to end each day with a closing ritual where I blow out my candle, give gratitude, and try to get outside to walk (usually with the pups).

These simple little things make all the difference for me and my company.

Q: How do you work?
A: I love this question because this past year as been such a shift and awakening for me in how I like to work.

I’m very much an INFJ, if you know Myers Briggs. Which means, I get very “in the zone” when I sit down to process through my tasks. Therefore, I work best without noise, with one tab open, with lots and lots of spreadsheets, and on one task at a time. I believe this particular shift—from being a forced P to a fully embraced J—accounts for the huge growth my agency has experienced over the last many months. I’ll write more about this soon, as it’s a topic of constant conversation now in my circles, but for now, I leave you with this:

Learn your type and lean into it as much as possible. Trust me, it will change your life.

Q: How do I know what my revenue/income goal number should be?
A: That’s a whole thing. Not to leave you with a cliffhanger (#sorrynotsorry), but I’ll send a good exercise for this in my next email! Hint: you’ve got the answer within.

Do you have a question you’d like me to answer?
Fill out this form here, and I’ll include it in my next round!

Take beautiful care,
Tara

April 7th, 2016|Mental Floss|0 Comments

My promise to you: why every e-mail from me will be worth $10K

My promise to you: why every e-mail from me will be worth $10K

I took a course from my first high-level mentor a couple of years ago.

Two modules in—on a Q&A call—she said one sentence that completely shifted how I feel about time.

I’ll share it here with you, too, because it was that good…and that valuable.

She said, “Not even half your time is meant to be productive.”

Boom.

For me, as a stressed out business bunny growing my company, it made all the difference.

That was the last time I ever logged in to that particular course. I felt complete.
I knew I already got what I came for.

$1,000 for one sentence.

I felt great about that investment. In fact, that simple one-liner has radically adjusted how I do business and live life. And, as it turns out, it was worth a lot more than $1K.

When I was dreaming up how I could most impact your year and your numbers, I realized that I wanted to commit to you something a little extra special. (On a related note, I hope you’re seeing that I’m all about the numbers lately…but stay with me, in a way that may surprise you.)

Here it is:

Every time I send you an e-mail or invitation, you have my promise that it has the potential to generate $10K (or more!) in value to you.

Now, how’s that for fun?

Because, honestly, if numbers aren’t fun for you yet, they will be by the time we’re done together (which, spoiler alert!, may be never).

Take beautiful care,

Tara

March 16th, 2016|Mental Floss|0 Comments

Are You Ready? Let’s Go!

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Ladies, I’ll keep this short and sweet.

Are you ready for laser focused coaching?

A growth spurt in your business?

More ease and grace?

My program, I’m Ready for 100K, has its doors open and is ready for you.

It’s 1:1 coaching, action-provoking follow up, solutions to your biggest challenges, and a deep reconnection to your intuition and God Given Blueprint.

Are you ready? You’ll know if you’re being called to it. Catch more details hereYou’ll know. The deadline is January 31st.

xox,

Tara

January 20th, 2016|Mental Floss|0 Comments

I’m Ready for $100K Deets

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Thank you to those who have reached out asking for more details!

I Am Ready for $100K

…is meant for those who are ready to up-level.

Whatever that may be.

I’m saying $100K but really it’s whatever number your soul is calling in to you. Why do I say that? Because the journey to $50K is as much of an adventure and roller coaster ride as the journey to $1M and we all need guidance every step of the way. And, word to the wise, it’s honestly more about YOUR growth and learning the lessons at each growth point than it is about your bottom line. At least, if you’re doing it in a graceful + loving + feminine way.

I’m an honest coach with a knack for seeing what you’re missing about yourself and your business. I have a gift for going deep and helping you to discover the core of your business and what you’re here to do and how and who you’ve signed up to serve. I’m more about unlocking your own God Given Blueprint and letting your intuition lead than I am about telling you how you have to do things (though I’ve got mega solutions and ideas up my sleeve to share, when needed).

I guide. (Trust me, we all need a guide. You’ll arrive so much faster when you’re guided.)

I see your full potential—even within all of your unique circumstances—and I invite you into it.

I don’t present a business model you should adapt (though I may present to you parts of your business model that you’re missing). I help you dig into your soul’s calling to find out exactly how you should be running your biz+life.

Here’s what I’m Ready for $100K is:

  • A 90-Minute Deep Dive with me within the first two weeks of signing up to review your plan for 2016, pinpoint and address your biggest challenges, and set aligned goals for the our 90 days together.
  • Every other week 1:1 coaching with me (or perhaps with a guest coach when needed), 50-minute sessions.
  • One group energy clearing by my dear friend and energy worker Danielle. It’s P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L.
  • One group call each month (tentative).

The program runs February 15th to May 15th (Deep Dives will be scheduled before start date)

Deadline to join: January 30, 2016

Investment: 275/month for three months

The goal of the program is simply to help you step more deeply into the life to which you’re called. You’ll know if this is for you. If it is, please respond below and we’ll set up a complimentary 30-minute call to discuss any questions you may have. I’ll be sending those who sign up before January 21st the Rituals for Living Dreambook.

January 12th, 2016|Mental Floss|0 Comments

2015 was…epic. Here are my lessons learned.

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#1: First and foremost.

YOU HAVE TO LEARN YOUR LESSONS AT EVERY STAGE OF THE GAME.

This is my biggest takeaway from this year. Hands down. Hence the caps.

Let me explain.

Among my new clients this year (p.s. new website coming soon for my agency) I got to bring on New York Times bestselling authors, some very well known entrepreneurs, and acclaimed medical spas and wellness centers. In working so closely with many I admire so much, I learned that biz+life get pretty messy if you don’t fully embrace the lessons at every level of growth and up-leveling.

*Insider’s secret: it’s more about your lessons than it is about the money. Another way to say it: let your growth lead. The coins will follow.*

#2: Play. Relax. Read. Nap. Lie in the sun. Dance. Whatever makes you happy.

As my mentor Nisha Moodley says, her entire business shifted when she started treating her life like a plant and watering it regularly.

Listen, this is important, you get to set up your life, your schedule, your business, your self-care, your routines (please tell me you have routines!), your everything just how you want it. It requires a bit of effort and some foresight, but you really, truly get to do that for yourself.

So, do it.

Lay it out on paper.

Schedule it into your calendar.

And begin living it. It may take some time, heck it may take an entire year, to get it all set, but it will definitely be worth the effort.

#3: Guidance at every step in the journey is critical.

010616-image-2With my mastermind sisters on Maui.

You’ve heard this one and a million ways. I’ll just confirm it’s truth and add this thought: if athletes (amaetur and pro), entertainers, and executives need coaching, so do you. So do I. Plain and simple.

#4: The clearer your vision, the faster you cruise.

If you’ve got a laser clear picture of where you’re headed, it’s much easier to get on the road and cruise towards it. Your lessons become easier to embrace, (“Ahhh yes, okay, I need to master this thing before I’m able to progress to the next stage.”) and your setbacks won’t seem quite as large…in fact, they might just seem like part of the big picture—in fact, they often are.

#5: The best way to get clear is to ask God.

*Prayer is the most direct way to do that.*

::: Very soon, I’ll introduce my first organized 1:1 + group coaching program called I AM READY FOR $100K. It’s the only program I’ll be offering this year. Feel into it. If it calls to you, let me know and stay tuned for the details. I don’t believe in fixing anything. I believe in reminding you of and occasionally leading you into the life you’re already called to live. If it doesn’t call to you now, no worries. But my plea to every entrepreneur and small business owner remains: Get supported. Get mentored. Get surrounded by your angels. It makes all the difference. :::

January 6th, 2016|Mental Floss|0 Comments