Why Isn’t My Business Working? This Time It Is Personal!

Why isn’t my business working?  This time it is personal!

 

For the last few years, I have been testing ideas.  Nothing has quite taken off.

 

Which is incredibly embarrassing as a business adviser.

Even more so, as I knew what wasn’t working, just couldn’t seem to fix it.

I set myself a deadline.  When that passed, I knew I had to take drastic action.

 

I re-did my money coaching on myself, with the help of a friend.

 

It has been more than 20 years since I created it and a lot has changed in my life.

 

The biggest change, is I am now happily married.

 

What I discovered, is I thought I couldn’t be happily married AND very successful in business.  Which obviously isn’t true.

 

Does explain why I kept sabotaging my business – I didn’t want my relationship to end.

So I created a new belief.

I was hoping to be one of those people, where everything spontaneously starts working and the money rolls in.

 

What actually happened.  With my new attitude, I did things differently and found solutions to long standing problems with my business.

 

I also got my confidence back and lots more clients.

 

I am sharing this video, as I think it is important to share the lows as well as the highs in business.

 

And to thank all the people who have supported me on this journey.

Thank You, Jenny

 

 

 


Get Out of Debt Forever

Get out of debt forever

yes it is possible,

mainly I focus with Money Coaching on bringing money in,

so when someone brings up debt half way through a session, I know it is probably a little more serious than they are letting on,

so I recommend taking dramatic action.

 

My 2 steps are:

Firstly: Dramatically, drastically reduce all your expenses

This does involve having really horrible, embarrassing conversations with people, about getting out of things you have committed to, that are awkward and emotionally yuck.

Remember that yucky feeling is what will stop you going into debt again. Breathe.

I did say they were dramatic.

 

Secondly: Get a part time job

All my clients are in business and we try and get a quick win on their business or schedule a follow up session.

The reality is sometimes businesses go through peaks and troughs or they just take longer to make money that you expect so getting a part time job does at least bring in some income, which does make a difference.

Now these are quite dramatic solutions, and the reason is to try and shock people out of denial, into dealing with their debt.

Often there is someone in their life they can talk to but they haven’t because they are too embarrassed.

After a conversation with me! They are much more likely to do that and come up with a less embarrassing, less awkward situation.

So it is about getting out of denial and into action because once you are in action, the worry and the stress just calms down quite a lot.

It can be done and all my clients who have followed this advice have got out of debt and none of them have got back into debt.

So I know it is a difficult subject and I wish you the best with it.

Thank you for watching.

 


How Much Money is Enough?

How much is enough money?

There is no right answer, only the right answer for you!

What makes you feel happy, contented and feel good about yourself?

Now I am talking personal money here, just for you.

Not charitable contributions or community donations, or for anyone else.  Just for you.

 

 

I have asked 100’s of people this question

(I know, but that is what I am interested in), mostly in the early stages of business.

Generally, the answer is a blank look.

It is very rare for someone to actually have an answer,

ever rarer for someone to have  a money goal,

(which is obviously something I get excited about).

 

Yet happiness surveys tell us “having enough money increases our happiness” but once we have enough, then it is all about our health and our relationships.

 

So it could be interesting to work it out?

You don’t have to do it formally,

just on the back of an envelope, but I wonder what the answer would be?

 

Alternatively, decide you have enough money and enjoy it.

 

Thank you for watching.

 


I Want More Money

I want more money.

Probably one of the most popular questions, although people to tend to put it more subtly.

I would like to grow my business
I should pay off my overdraft
I need to solve my immediate concern

So today I am going to give you one method of doing just that.  It is only 2 steps, so if you are ready?

Step 1   Give yourself permission

Step 2   Take action

Give yourself permission, then take action and you need to do it in that order.

 

Let me give you an example:

I was working with a mother who ran a very successful business.

When she decided to go part-time, her income crashed.  She couldn’t understand why?

We had a conversation and she realised that she had been a tad condescending

about mothers who worked part-time. Thinking they weren’t really serious about their business and didn’t make much money.  So that is where she found herself.

Obviously that statement isn’t true in all cases, people have different opinions.

What she did is give herself permission to earn her professional rates, however many hours she worked.  She went back to work, took a couple of actions and within a couple of weeks was back earning a good income.

So that is the way, give yourself permission and then take action.

Now I know if can be difficult to see inside your own head!

 

Talk to a friend or partner if they are positive about money, as they can usually see things you can’t.

Alternatively, write a letter to money, there is a template on my website.

Email me to book a confidential conversation about money

 

Thank you for watching.

 


Can’t Face your Figures? Write a Letter to Money Instead.

Can’t face your figures? Write a letter to money instead.

Yes, we are all human and there are times where we all think ‘ugh’ I can’t face doing my figures or my bookkeeping, or money just got on top of you.

So today what I wanted to do, was provide you with a short, quick tool to use, when you get into that place.

Yes, it is only being human and by doing writing instead of figures, hopefully, it accesses a different part of your brain.

Now many of you might have written a letter to money before but what I am suggesting today, is to just pick one topic to keep it short and sweet.

Why can’t I get on with my books?
Why do I always spend more than I earn?
Why do I … whatever it is that is your thing?

Just pick one topic and write a letter.

Now what you want to do is write it like you are writing to a dear friend.

A dear friend that is never going to read it so you can be as honest as you like!

It is a great place to have a good rant or get anything off your chest that you feel will help.

You can just take a sheet of paper and write it out, do it on your computer. Or if you want some headings to help you along, I have prepared some.

If you go to my website www.jennybracelin.co.uk/dearmoney you will find the headings and the explanations.

The headings for your Dear Money letter are:

I am doing…, so it is Dear Money and then say what you are doing.
I am feeling…and say what you are feeling.
Ask what can you do…what can you do?
Dealing with buts, and’s and I want more’s… they will come up so have that as a topic.
What can I do now? You don’t have to do it but ask the question.
End with a Thank You, that is always a good way to end.

So that is my ‘get yourself unstuck’ little tool so thank you very much for watching.

Next week we are back to practical stuff and it is a Live Q & A on Facebook at 12 noon GMT on Friday 3rd February 2017.

We are talking about now you have done your books, or now you have done your accounts, what now? You can just stick them in a drawer but we are going to provide you with some other useful suggestions.
Thank you for watching.