Practicing What You Preach

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I had the realization recently that I was not actively practicing what I preach. While I teach my clients and community to set up the systems and support they need in their businesses so they can spend their nights and weekends doing the activities and being with the people they love, I was still a slave to my own business (and computer).

NOTE: This was by choice, not due to boundaries.

By not practicing what I preach, I was holding myself back from fully buying in to and communicating the value of what I offer to my clients and prospects.

Are you doing the same? Are you practicing what you preach?

Listen as I share more about my story as well as share examples from current and past clients.

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I’m here to talk about practicing what we preach, implementing it into our own lives, and how that is important for upleveling our personal and our professional life.

Let me tell you… I have had a lot of struggles in my life, in my business, actually doing what I teach others to do, whether it’s removing myself from my business, nights and weekends, like taking myself away from my business and actually spending time with my family or setting up my funnel or getting out there in front of people. Getting the automation set up in my business. is hiring team members to support me doing all the hacks that I talked to people about day in and day out and, and implementing them in my own life has been a huge struggle. But it’s not just in my business, that I see this struggle happening. I see clients who struggle with practicing what they preach. I have had clients, get clients, I’ve had clients who are confidence in mindset coaches, who will go out and share their confidence and come across really strong on camera or on stage. But behind the scenes, they’re scared to make a small investment, even three to $5 an hour, three to five, I’m not saying 35 three to $5 an hour for assistance, and where’s the confidence in mindset in that right. I’ve had an interview Dance coach, who behind the scenes was in scarcity mindset, and that came across in her business. I didn’t mean to be gender specific there, I guess it’s too late for that. But when you’re not practicing what you teach, when you’re not practicing what you preach, it’s going to be a lot harder to sell your expertise in what you want to be known for. If you’re not implementing it in your own life. I, I’m just gonna keep on rattling off examples and to my dear clients, I love you. Some of you, I’m not going to name any of you by name, but you’ll know who you are. If I bring up you as an example. I mean, visibility coaches who aren’t getting visible people who preach about the importance of being on podcast but don’t go on the podcast themselves. Authenticity coaches who aren’t authentic and only share what’s perfect in their lives. Come on. If you’re going to be an authenticity, experts, then you got to share what’s really going on in your life. If you’re telling people how to share their stories, then share your own damn story, like stop only sharing the perfect because that is not going to help anybody. If you don’t have the confidence to walk your talk, and practice what you preach, then other people aren’t going to have the confidence either. And I, as I said, I’ve been struggling with this. How can I tell other people that they need to get away from their computers, nights and weekends and have all the systems set up so that they can do so when I myself haven’t had that setup? So when I’ve been away from the camera for the last few months, that was for a little, a few reasons. I mean, we’ve gone through an interesting time in the world and all five kids were at home, but it’s also because I’ve been hard at work setting up systems. And I don’t want you to think that when I’m talking about setting up systems in my business that it is an overnight thing. It is definitely not an overnight thing, just like there is no overnight success story, with the exception of buying a winning lottery ticket, which I would think that most winning lottery ticket like Mega Millions winners have been buying lottery tickets for years and years. There’s no overnight success story. I spent three days last week working on my Facebook Messenger bot, and it’s still not done. This stuff is complicated. You don’t just grow your confidence overnight. your mindset doesn’t flip like that. It took years, years years years of struggle in my business until I could finally muster the confidence I needed to actually see it grow But that doesn’t mean I’m out there. As a competence coach, I am not a competence coach, please don’t hire me to be one. There are a lot better people out there for that.

All I’m asking for today is if you’re going to be selling something, if you’re going to be preaching, if you’re going to be teaching, then make sure you have it set up in your business and in your life First, if you’re going to be telling me how to eat healthy, don’t let me find a picture of you on Instagram, eating McDonald’s. practice what you preach. That’s why I don’t talk about healthy eating, by the way, because, yeah, you can get closed circuit television recordings from McDonald’s and see that we still eat it. I would love to know so I want anybody who watches this, whether you’re watching on Facebook or on YouTube later on, comment down below this video. What you teach what you preach and how you implement what you how you practice. What preach how you share it with the world by sharing it in your own life first,

so make sure to leave it down below.

Also, I would love if you would like this video just help me spread the word I want to help more people uplevel their lives. This is next level Monday. So what will it take to get to the next level in your business? What will it take to get to the next level in your friends and your family members businesses? Let’s start with practicing what we preach right? So share this video because I know it will help more people. I would love to invite you to sign up for the next level you weekly tracking spreadsheet This is a tool that I came up with if you didn’t already know my husband is a video game designer we are my whole family is actually avid video game players. You might not know that about me. I love playing video games if I’m not working. And if we’re not doing something outside of the house, as a family. We are actually playing video games as a family and I realized in the next level you weekly tracking spreadsheet that I can track experience points in my personal life and in my professional life and I think that over time consistent actions practicing what I preach, I’ll see my personal life and my professional life go to the next level consistency. If any of you are gamers, I’d love to know that too. My husband and I started off our gaming life together playing World of Warcraft. So I I just remember back entering the game as a level zero level one match, you know, we’re we’re all a level of entrepreneur, some of us might be level zero right now, some of us might be level one, or level two, but what is it going to take to get to that next level? You can go to next level let me just make sure I’m giving you the right URL that get next level if you’re watching on Facebook, you can also type n l you down in the comments. But wherever you’re watching, I will put a link down below. Thank you so much for being here today. make the world a loving place. Listen. Share your expertise, be visible, and practice what you preach. I will be back on Wednesday. This will be a fun episode. I’ve been putting it off for weeks because I have to say I’m scared to share. It’s I’m going to be talking about how uncut, uncomfortable sexy underwear can be similar to get in the wrong tools in our business. I know that might surprise some of you that that’s what I’m going to be talking about. If you’re a female though, I’m sure you will appreciate that an elephant thong. And I’m not saying I wear thongs and Ill fitting thong can be like buying the wrong, very ill fitting tool for our business. It’s not going to get us anywhere and it’s just going to leave us with an uncomfortable wedgie all the time. So come back on Wednesday for that. Until then, go forth and make it a positive and productive day.