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Entrepreneurs: Do you need ideas, tips, and career advice to confidently reach your business goals? Learn how to make your dreams and motivation work for you when setting goals. Learn why you struggle and the resolutions that lead you to building a strong business and increasing your productivity. Free worksheet and tracker included: www.freesuccessjournal.com

You’re in the right place if:

 
  • You are building a business while balancing family and a full time job. (I got you, friend. I know this place.)
  • You are doing all the right marketing strategies, but are not seeing the big return. (Raise your hand if you are a serial course purchaser, but not a serial course finisher! )
  • You feel like you are always working, and it is taking its toll on you. Doubt has started creeping in. You are wondering if you have what it takes.
  • You are ready to stop crying in the shower from the feeling of overwhelm and confusion of the next business decision
  • You feel like your greatness is just below the surface, and you can’t figure out how to release it. You want to show the world what you have to offer.
  • You are ready to be an active player in your game of success, instead sitting back watching others’ careers take off.
  • You are willing to break old habits and limiting beliefs and establish new patterns and habits to support your goals.
  • You are ready for accountability and support from someone who has been where you are and made it through the struggles.

The Turning Point

I was there I have put in all the hours, only to struggle to meet my business goals.
 
I remember one April several years back. I was floundering in my business. I was working (at least in my mind).
 
I would surf facebook in hopes of the perfect post where I could network and move closer to gaining a new client. I was posting promotional spammy like posts, and would hound everyone I knew about trying my products. It wasn’t working. I was turning off potential clients, and felt stressed by every step of my business.
 
Then I took on a new approach to business. I began working with a coach and took on working my business goals from a mind, body, soul approach. Here is a bit of what I have learned on the journey to reaching my business goals. (Hello, 6 figures!)

Why You Struggle to Reach Your Business Goals

Reason 1: You Don’t Know Your What

One reason people struggle to reach goals, is that they are not 100% clear on what it is they want. For example, they want to be “successful” enough to quit their day job. But they are unclear or don’t know what success really looks like. They don’t know what success means for them.
 
I have also seen clients have too many small goals. This leaves them unfocused. When this happens, they feel overwhelmed and confused about what to do first. Sound familiar?

Reason 2: You Don’t Know Your Why

If you don’t know why you are working toward that business goal, then it all comes down to motivation.
 
Motivation is the reason why you work your business even when the challenges come. Motivation is why you stop watching Netflix and decide to be productive in your business. (Been there)
 
I have found knowing your internal motivation for why you want to achieve the goal is crucial. In the book Start With Why by Simon Sinek, he tells us “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it, and what you do simply proves what you believe.”
 
From this I learned, it is not only the prospective client that needs to believe in what you are doing, but you need believe it as well. 
 
If you don’t have a deep reason for why you are doing what you are doing, it is easy to quit when the going gets tough. And friend, being an entrepreneur is tough!!
 
Creating and running a successful business will always have challenges.
 
The good news is success is on the other side of the challenges. ~Angela Naumann
If you don’t have a deep abiding “why” to motivate you past the struggles, then success will always stay out of your reach.

Reason 3: You Don’t Have SMART Business Goals.

 
SMART is a mnemonic acronym to give you criteria or guidance when setting goals.
S = Specific. Goals need to be specific. I found this means I have to ask myself what I want to do, why I want to accomplish it, and what is needed to help me be successful with this goal.
 
M = Measurable. Goals need to be measurable. For example, if your goal is to gain confidence, you need to pin point exactly what part of the goal could be measured. For example, to make 1 video a week with my stress/ anxiety being less than a 5 on a scale of 1-10.
 
A = Attainable Your goals need to be realistic an attainable. Publishing a new blog post to my webpage every day might not be as attainable as one blog post per week.
 
R = Relevant Are you choosing a goal that matters to you? If you are choosing a goal that doesn’t line up with your beliefs, ethics, or long-term ambitions then your chances of achieving that goal are drastically reduced.
 
T = Time-bound Having a time limit will give you a sense of urgency to keep you consistent and focused.
 
When you leave one of these 5 keys out of your business goals then you will struggle to achieve success. Goals are directing you down the path if you don’t have all the SMART aspects set then it’s like driving a car without a wheel.

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Reason 4: Self Sabotaging

Sabotage can come from two main directions. Fear and Old habits.
 
Old Habits: Often we have old habits that we developed earlier in life that don’t serve us anymore. This can look differently for different people. For me, it came in the habit of multitasking.
 
I used to work my business while cooking dinner, listening to podcast, or supervising homework. What I found was for me, this habit was keeping me from being as effective and productive as I could be.
 
Let me explain. When I would try to do many things at one time while I was working, I would end up taking longer to get my work done.
 
I had to change that habit, so I could increase my productivity and effectiveness during the time I was working. Now I can actually work less and get more done. Who doesn’t want that?
 
Fear: The other way that we self sabotage our business is through fear.
Our minds chief job is to keep us safe. If our mind sees something we are doing as dangerous or scary, it is going do everything you can to stop us from continuing in a direction that may hurt us.
 
It does not distinguish between the fear of the lion chasing you and the fear of reaching out to potential client any differently. Fear is fear.
 
So when we step out of our comfort zone, our subconscious mind says, “I have to protect her!” And that is the moment when we will begin to sabotage our success.
 
But you didn’t come here just for the problems. You already know you have them. Let’s talk about the solutions to confidently reaching your business goals.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I had my first call with Angela. I’d had group coaching calls for programs that I was in before, but I’d never had a 1-on-1 call with a life coach.  From the start, Angela and I hit it off, there was no awkwardness for either of us and, from my perspective I didn’t feel guarded at all (which isn’t typical for me).

We got to know each other a bit and then dove into the questions. Many of these questions are questions that I’d heard before, and some I’ve even asked myself and journaled on, but Angela knew just the right way to ask the next level of those questions to get things to “click”.  In just an hour together I had so many take-aways and 2 pages of notes!!

I was literally holding back tears (the good kind) because I FINALLY felt a relief – or freedom – that I didn’t even know was missing. In the few days after our call, because of our call, I had some amazing breakthroughs that have already contributed to me leveling up in my life and my business.

If you’re stuck, if you’re spinning your wheels like I was, I recommend working with Angela. She not only knows the entrepreneurial life herself, but she’s got the credentials and knowledge on the coaching side of things to help you get through those limiting beliefs, set some big goals, take action to achieve those goals, and next-level your life.

Natalie

Online Entrepreneur

Solutions to Confidently Reach Your Business Goals

Solution 1: Clarity:

Get Clear on what you want. As we talked about earlier, when you’re unclear about what you want, it can be very confusing.
 
In cases like this, usually the client needs to spend some time in self reflection, and decide what you want. If they have more than one goal, they need to narrow down to what is the most important goal and focus there.
 
Once you get a good handle on that goal you can add others.
 

Solution 2: Know your Big Mofa

You have to know your Big Mofa. That is your big motivating factor.
 
If you don’t know the motivation behind what you’re doing you will not move forward. You just won’t! It won’t matter how much action you do.
 
If you don’t have a reason why you are doing what you are doing, you will not be motivated and others will not be motivated to do business with you.
 
I can walk you through finding your big motivating factor here. In my highly detailed step-by-step success journal I get you to your deepest motivation. That is the place you will be most powerful and in turn most successful. Download it here at www.freesuccessjournal.com
 

Solution 3: Set SMART Goals

Setting Smart goals is not hard. It’s a simple tool you can use when setting business goals to ensure your success.
 
I listed what SMART goals were above. If you read it and thought, “Oh my business goals are not SMART.” Then the solution is taking time and writing out a goal that is specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time bound.
 
For example,
In 30 days, I will hold three live webinars and offer my service/ product.
 
With this goal, I can measure did I achieve it. I’ve given it a timetable of 30 days. I was specific with what I will be doing, posting 3 webinars. And because of the other work I’ve previously put in it is attainable and realistic.
 
For a more step-by-step guide on setting SMART goals grab the free success journal I mentioned earlier. Downloaded it here at www.freesuccessjournal.com
 

Solution 4: Stop the Sabotage

Stopping self sabotage can be a challenge. I’m not going a lie. But, the truth is it’s simple, not easy, but simple.
 
First you have to recognize that you are self sabotaging. You have to identify what you were doing, and if at all possible why you are doing it. If you cannot recognize the self sabotage in your business then you will not be able to fix it.
 
After here pinpointed where/ why you were self sabotaging you have to address it. It is a fear that’s stopping your productivity and success. I find walking through this process to be helpful. I learned it from Brooke Castille at The Life Coach school.
 
  1. Situation/circumstance
  2. Thought
  3. Emotion/Feeling
  4. Action
  5. Result

Start where you are. Start with the emotion of fear. 

 

Example:
  1. State your circumstance. “Contacting potential clients”
  2. Identify the thought behind the fear. “The rejection makes me feel like a failure.
  3. Emotion/Feeling. “FEAR”
  4. Action. “I take passive action like listening to a podcast.”
  5. Result. “I have no new business.”

Now redirect and complete the method from a mindset of confidence instead of fear.

  1. State your circumstance. “Contacting potential clients”
  2. Identify the thought behind the fear. “They might ignore me or tell me no, but I am going to put myself out there. The only way to find my new customer/client is to pass through the no until I get a yes”
  3. Emotion/Feeling. “confident”
  4. Action. “I take massive action and reach out to potential clients.”
  5. Result. “I have new business.”

 Solution 5: Practice Success Habits

Practicing success habits can help you stop self sabotaging your business goals. This can mean different things for different types of businesses.
 
In an online business success habits can look like setting up automations, block scheduling, or delegating.
 
In a network marketing business that can look like networking, inviting a guests, or sharing samples.
 
The only way to have success habits is to practice them. The more you practice an action, the more ingrained it becomes in your mind. Repetition is the key to success habits.
 

Solution 6: Build Confidence

I also teach my clients to stop self sabotaging their business goals by building confidence. The truth is building a business is scary.
 
At the beginning of setting business goals, you have to step out in courage. It’s your only option.
 
Once you begin acting in courage you will then start building your capabilities. This is your business skills and abilities. It just takes time and practice to become capable in your field.
 
After you have stepped out in courage and you have built up some capabilities, that is when you will begin walking confidence. When you walk in confidence you will experience left self sabotage and more success in your business goals.
 

Next Steps:

What part of today’s blog spoke to you?  Go with your gut.  The part of you when you were reading that said… yep that is me.

Ready to learn more about unleashing your success?

I’ve helped women entrepreneurs like you learn all about ending the mental stress and struggles that comes with building a business, so you can:

  • Feel confident in your choices and decisions for your life and business.
  • Develop a step by step plan and get unstuck, so you can renew your mindset, stop stressing, and finally get stuff done.
  • Feel focused and more confident as you show the world you do have what it takes.
  • Experience a more balanced life and renew your mind, so you can feel like the best version of yourself in both business and your family.

Now is your time to make your dreams a reality!

Truth is that building a strong confident mindset, reducing stress, and learning to anchor habits into long term actions is the KEY to building a money making business.

 

Here is what you do…

When you are ready for a step by step system to actually reach your goals you will do what it takes.  It’s time to open yourself up for unlimited possibilities.  Unleash your success and step in to your greatness my friend!

 

Until Next week.  Go grab your dreams and don’t let go.

XOXO,

Angela Naumann,

Certified Life Coach to the Female Entrepreneur

Angela Naumann 

Life Coach to the Female Entrepreneur that is ready to transform her life!

About Me

 Welcome!

Congratulations on deciding to reach for your dreams.  It’s your time!  I am so excited that you are showing up for yourself by reading my blog.   It is my hope that my blog posts will inspire you and give you simple practical steps to rock your best life.  

Who is this blog for: 

  • Women that are working hard to grow their online business.
  • They have a product or service that they have created and they are working to bring it to the world.
  • Women that are setting goals, but are struggling to make them become a reality.
  • Women that although the are go getters and do all the right things, they have some mindset issues or limiting beliefs that seem to be holding them back.
  • Women that are want to transform their life and business, and Sister, they are willing to chase the moon to do it.
  • Women that sometimes get stressed and overwhelmed to the point that their personal life and business seem to suffer.
  • Women that are determined to not stay in that stress and overwhelm, but are ready to uncover what is holding them back so they can move forward.
  • Women that may have some old habits they want to break, and in turn build new habits that will last.

Who am I?

I am Angela Naumann, boymom, bookie nerd, and amateur wine taster. I’ve been married for over 20 years and love to go on adventures with my family. 

After 20+ years of my own entrepreneurial and personal growth journey, I became a life coach for women that sometimes needed a “Yoda” in their life. 

I help the female entrepreneur that is setting big audacious goals, but struggling to make them a reality.  Which leaves them feeling stressed out, not getting stuff done, wondering how to balance life while not be a moody witch. 

With a practical step by step strategy, I guide you to uncover what is stopping you, build confidence with a step by step system that is unique to them and their business So, they can uplevel their life and unleash their success.  Basically together we unleash your success!!

I’m excited to be on this journey with you!  

XOXO,

Angela Naumann

What people are saying….

“I’m nearing the end of my 12 week program, and although I was hesitant to open up and dig deep, I’m glad I did this! Angela has helped me peel back the layers to discover what’s been holding me back in progressing in my health journey. My mindset has done a complete 180! I don’t let food control my life, and it no longer hinders other areas outside of my health. I feel confident in making healthy choices, and that hasn’t always been the case. I’m beyond thankful for Angela and the encouragement she has given me. Putting all of her practices in place have truly helped me transform my health, and I’m thrilled for a healthier and happier me!”

Kelsey

Entrepreneur and Mom

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