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In this episode, we talk to Kelsey Biever, life and mindset coach and founder of Bravely You Coaching. She specializes in helping ladies ditch the hustle and overwhelm and master their mindset so they can build a life and business they love.
We talk about what it means to build a business that feels balanced with what you want your life to look like. We also dug deeply into why women often struggle with guilt related to money when it comes to investing in the growth of their businesses. Kelsey has some very insightful advice for female entrepreneurs who are experiencing negative thoughts about money!
Kelsey stepped AWAY from her successful network marketing business because she got totally swept up in the hustle and living and breathing on her phone – never doing anything unrelated to her business. Even though she had a successful business, she had to take a step back and realize this isn’t what she wanted her life to look like anymore.
She remembers a particular end-of-month day when she was so absorbed in meeting that month’s goals, she realized her kids fell asleep on the floor next to her, waiting for her to get off the phone.
She had earned the status, the free car, the money, and the vacations – but she was losing precious time with her family, and her relationships with her kids and husband were suffering.
So, she took a long hard look at what she wanted her life to look like and feel like – and she started making some bold changes.
The thing I loved most was working one on one with women on going through all the things in life and running a business at the same time… A business that really reflects my values and what’s most important and teaching other women how to do this too.
The bottom line is – we can be successful and do all the things because once we master our mindset and once we are able see what our thoughts, beliefs, and mindset are creating, we can design a life that looks like what we want.
First of all, mom-guilt is normal, and you probably won’t ever completely remove this from your life! But, there are also some things you can do to reduce the guilt. If you’re feeling guilty, there’s a reason for it. Try to get to the bottom of where the guilt is coming from. If it’s truly related to your business, you can make intentional changes to shift your business and be more present in your kids’ lives.
It’s always about being aware and reflecting on what’s working and what’s not working. Our thoughts directly relate to our feelings and how our actions directly lead to our results. This affects business, home life, relationships, life changes, etc.
So, does this directly relate to why many women have a harder time being open to things like growth, making money, and investing in their business?
Women often feel like they have to ask permission for spending money, invest in themselves, or they feel like they should be using the money for their children or something that would benefit the family.
The most common money mindset blocks tend to be either we are totally afraid of money – not having enough or as crazy as it sounds – having too much (if I become successful, how do I manage it). But MOST common is scarcity. It’s being afraid that no matter what we do, we won’t have enough.
Often, this is connected to limiting beliefs not even related to money. Such as the belief that. “I don’t know if I am good enough to make the money.” Or, “I don’t know if I am smart enough to manage the money.”
We all have our money stories based on inherent beliefs from childhood about how we perceive the world and how we perceive money.
Tackling this becomes a deconstruction process – going through thoughts and beliefs to see what’s present related to our current beliefs – especially regarding self worth and money.
One of the things to consider is – where is your money ceiling? Where are you capping yourself with what you believe about money – and how is that connected to your self belief? Where are you limiting yourself by other thoughts and fears? It’s all interconnected. So, breaking through this can be a process of identifying 1-where’s the truth, 2-where’s the evidence to disprove this belief, and 3-where have I created a different result?
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