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Happy 4th of July!! πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†

Since today is a national holiday and most of my international clients are on holiday as well (coincidence?), today is a low-key day for me. I'm feeling pretty good about the week's progress since I'm at 66% of my #minimumomentary, and I have some leads that I'm working on.
So, today is a day to work on the behind-the-scenes tasks, since I have 4 more days to get the remaining 34% (and more) I need. Really, I want to build my #piggybank back up, so I'd like to start doubling those numbers.
I've continued to be consistent with my Instagram posting, so I'm going to continue to see if this strategy is effective for finding potential clients.

tl;dr I've made 66% of my minimum monetary, and I've got 4 days left to meet my conditional. Today is a holiday, though, so I'll be working on the behind the scenes until the fireworks go off.

Author Bree Weber Published 7/4/2018, 2:26:14 PM Permalink

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I have a lot lined up for this week, but I'm not feeling super well today.

I really want to hit my #minimummoneary this week, since I didn't hit it the last two weeks. My #PiggyBank is feeling very empty right now.
So, today, I'm getting all my have-to-dos done, so I can focus on my want-to-dos tomorrow.

πŸ€’ #backtowork

tl;dr I don't feel well, but I want to accomplish a lot this week. I'm still working to meet my deadlines, then I'll be resting up for tomorrow.

Author Bree Weber Published 7/2/2018, 4:43:26 PM Permalink

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This week has been rough... πŸ™„

For new business, that is. I knew it would be a challenging week because I planned to take off Monday, and would be spending Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon traveling, effectively cutting 5 business days into just 3.
Of course, Saturday and Sunday are still at my disposal – and I plan to take advantage of them.
Last week, I had a rush of clients moving over to retainer plans, which was fantastic πŸŽ‰! That means this week, I need to continue to fulfill my promises, work hard, and meet deadlines. It also means I need to cultivate more relationships and convert more "maybe"s into "yes"s.
Traveling without regular access to my laptop – or even wifi – has made that super challenging. I know that my #piggybank πŸ’° can cover me if I need it, but I really don't want to #stagnate. I want to keep growing! 🌱


tl;dr This week is slow, mostly because I've been away instead of hustling for more work. So, it's back to work – in the evenings and on the weekends if need be – to find more clients and get more done.

Author Bree Weber Published 6/21/2018, 5:59:45 PM Permalink

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I've changed everything

I've been feeling for a while that my system for monitoring my progress on #minigoals and #conditionals was not quite robust enough. I've complained about it a few times like when I said it was forcing me to choose between money and fame from as far back as April.
So, it's been a long time coming, but I did it! I have a new conditional system.

There are a couple really big changes. Probably the biggest two are:

  1. 🚫 There is no more engagement conditional
  2. 🚫 There is no more popularity conditional
Say what!!!
Yup! I just celebrated my 3 month anniversary as a #contentwriter! #Popularity and #engagement are no longer my focus. I need to scale this #pilotidea into a full-blown business. What does that entail?

Well, first of all, like literally every other successful business on the planet, I need to earn a profit.

There is no second of all.
Everything else that we #entrepreneurs focus on like branding, marketing, networking, productivity, sales funnels, pipelines, etc. is just strategies and channels that we are using in the hopes that it will bring in revenue that exceeds our expenses and taxes. So, yeah, #profit.

The other big change I've introduced is a Piggy Bank 🐷

So, it's no longer about #success or #failure, because I've just spent 12 weeks proving that I can not only succeed every single week, but grow tremendously (minimum 50% #growth every week!).
Instead, every time I exceed my #minimummonetary, I add that excess amount into my Piggy Bank. If I don't meet my minimum monetary, I subtract the difference (between my goal and what I actually earned) from my #PiggyBank balance.
It works just like a profit and loss statement. As long as I have bank in my bank, I continue to push forward and grow this business. If my #bankbalance goes negative, I re-roll with a new pilot idea.
Yup, scary as hell!.
But it also reflects the reality we all live in. If you #invest in yourself, build a #business, and turn a profit, great! But if you take all the same steps and go broke or into debt, you close up shop and move on.

I'm also piggy-backing Bonus Bucks onto the Piggy Bank (get it? πŸ˜‚)

When I exceed my minimum monetary by more 10%, I pay myself a bonus of 10% of that excess called Bonus Bucks. If the next week, I exceed by 20%, then the #BonusBucks are equal to 20% of that excess. Every week, the Bonus % increases for as long as I'm on a streak. Miss a week, and reset.
Bonus Bucks help me to increase my Piggy Bank when I'm doing really well and help me offset the weeks (or months πŸ˜”) that are slow. Or, ya know, if I just want to take a vacation. I can use my Piggy Bank balance as a buffer.

I'm really excited about this change and to see what happens this week! 😬

tl;dr I changed my entire conditionals system. I've dropped engagement and popularity altogether. It's all about monetary for business success, which is why I brought in Piggy Bank (to track how I can surpass my goals) and Bonus Bucks for doing really well. It's not about success or failure each week. Now, it's all about keeping my bank balance in the green.

Author Bree Weber Published 6/11/2018, 10:37:10 PM Permalink

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