Don’t waste time, make money doing the right things

I hope you are having a great August and have enjoyed the summer so far. I had a really great summer. With attending one week-long traditional wedding. Yes, traditional weddings are looooong.

Here is a photograph of mine from the wedding with a friend, all dressed up.

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I want to share with you how I plan my summer ahead so that I can have a lot of free time to enjoy, play, and have fun while spending quality time with my children. I plan my summer throughout the year by putting funds aside so that I can take most of the summer off. I also delegate a lot of my work and focus only on coaching my high end platinum clients, an actual high income generating activity for me.

I also have products and other homework I am able to give to my clients during summer months so that they are busy developing the new set of skills in their business while I enjoy my summer with my kids. We are all happy about it. There is always a way to work your business around your life priorities so that you can enjoy abundance of time and money to do what is important.

Here are a few tips on creating an abundant lifestyle while doing what you love and sharing your gifts and talents through your life work. These tips will also help you ease into the busy fall season by taking control of your time and energy by focusing on the right things.

Say ‘Yes’ To What’s Coming by saying ‘No,’ first

Two things women entrepreneurs struggle with is prioritizing their time and focusing on income producing activities. To make the most of your time, it is important to channel your energy in a way that naturally allows you to say ‘yes’ to what is important in your business. If you don’t consciously become aware of your time, then outside distractions will bog down your energy. It becomes difficult to say ‘no’ to what you don’t want, and ‘yes’ to what you do want.

Take Control of Your Day

If you don’t have an assistant to respond to your emails, then don’t turn on your computer first thing in the morning. Plan a 30 minute mini retreat where you can determine your most important projects for the day. Do this outside of your office. That way you can come to your office knowing the most important tasks (that hold the most energy for you). This makes it easier to resist the pull of emails and outside demands. Your mini retreat allows you to create laser focused priorities so that you can easily say ‘no’ to what you don’t want, and ‘yes’ to what you do want. 

Avoid Shiny Object Syndrome

It can be very tempting to subscribe to the free emails coming from the successful people in your industry, and then get carried away reading them. Unless you need their specific advice based on where you are in your business, unsubscribe. Check in with yourself intuitively by going inwards to see who you need to follow, and then surrender to getting the full benefit of their knowledge. Do not waste your time with ‘shiny objects’. Instead focus on the income generating activities for your particular business and the stage you are in your business. Your time will be productive and you will find ease in everything you do if you are not focused outwards.

Focus On Joy

Do the activities that bring you joy and delegate the ones you don’t like to your team. Having free time will allow you to tap into your creativity. If you are at the beginning stages of your business, and feel that you cannot afford to hire help, start small with just a few hours a month and build your way up. The most important thing is to get used to the experience of receiving help and letting go.

Remember, success is not about adding on, it is about letting go of what you don’t want so that you can say ‘yes’ to what you do want.

If you would like to apply for a 15 minute discovery session to learn how you can create abundance working 20 hours or less, visit http://www.zahraefan.com/money/

The session will be offered on first come first serve basis as I have limited spots available so please apply fast. The sessions will be scheduled for the second week of September.

085Zahra Efan – Professional Coach and Abundance Expert

Zahra Efan supports holistic female business owners’ breakthrough six figures in their businesses. After having experienced a lot of success in her business including a TV interview, writing for many well known magazines and being interviewed by well known names, Zahra went through a period of burn out and overwhelm. She decided to completely unplug from her business and took time to listen to her life and her business. As difficult as it was, she said no to many opportunities during that time. As a result, after taking two months off, she returned to work and with just one interview that her soul said “yes” to. She made 10k within two days, and since then she continues to increase her income every month. Zahra teaches holistic business owners how to say “yes” to selective opportunities so that they can breakthrough the next income level without working really hard.

Watch Zahra speak about The Power of Gratitude at www.zahraefan.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money Cannot Come To An Angry Heart

Money, Abundance, Business,

Money, Abundance, Business,

When we are in a heart centered business we need to generate income sharing our heart gifts. However if our heart is bleeding and there is hurt around money experiences, it is very difficult to make a good income doing what we love.

20 years ago, after finally divorcing my ex-husband who was physically abusive, I migrated to Canada leaving my family behind in England, with no money and my family closed all the doors on me as divorce wasn’t acceptable in our family system.

I wasn’t raised in a poor family. My family had lots of money, but they were not willing to share it with me if I didn’t follow their rules.

After my relationship with my family didn’t work, I decided I didn’t like rich people. I was certain that people with money had no values and didn’t care for each other. I was also sure money was a trap rich people used to get people to do what they wanted. After all, that was my experience with my family. Their love was very conditional. All of these thoughts and decisions were not conscious, they were hidden deep down in my subconscious.

When I found myself in a situation where I was making less money than my expenses, being in a long distance relationship, and not being clear on my career path, I hit rock bottom.

It forced me to look inwards and change my beliefs around rich people and money. Since my relationship wounds happened in relationship with other people, I had to heal my relationship with other people in relation to money.

I totally believe we don’t create money issues alone, nor can we heal them in isolation. Anger wastes a lot of energy. It keeps us in conflict and in judgement of the very thing we want. Resolving our anger in relationship with money is the key to be completely free of money issues.

To grow in business, we need to colloborate with others, and our money issues will show up if they are not healed. They can show up in asking for money from our clients, charging for our value as well as trusting to pay others for the services we receive from them. (We do need to hire people in order to have more time to work at what we are good at and expand our horizon.) Broken trust shows up everywhere until it is healed, transformed and dealt with, in business and in life.

After doing my own money work and seeing my life and business flourish beyond my imagination, or I should say aligned with my imagination :), I see my clients receive miraculous results after they do inner money work.

We need money to be totally free and have more choices in life. We really cannot express our love for humanity unless we have our own money issues resolved. I work with a lot of healers and when they first come to work with me, I see that the same wounds that caused them to become a healer also stop them from charging their worth. I understand their intention, I acknowledge they want to help. I also see the gift of sensitivity they have because of their wounds, only after they start to charge fairly for their life work, their true light returns. They see their value and the ripple effect of asking for their value and getting what they are worth creates a shift that is lasting and is truly gratifying and an abundant experience for me to witness.

Remember, we cannot give to others what we don’t have. If we want to give charity or make a difference for people around the world, writing a cheque helps. There are other means of giving too like giving of our time. However, even if we cannot physically go to Africa, we can still contribute by donating money.

I would invite you to take a look at your life where you had hurtful money experiences and how they are affecting your ability to manifest abundance today.

 

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Zahra Efan is an Abundant Business Coach, Best Selling Author, a Key Note speaker and a Trainer. Most importantly, she is a mother of two children and a wife, also a social activist at heart who wears many hats along with working with her fabulous clients.

She specializes in supporting creative female entrepreneurs to create financially successful businesses and soul satisfying abundant lifestyles. She combines her background in marketing and sales with her intuition to guide her clients toward successful businesses and fulfilling lives.

Zahra has been published in media extensively and has 30+ media interview including appearing on TV and Radio speaking about principles of abundance in business and life. One of her recent key note speech was at Vancouver’s Top Entrepreneurs event. She has also been published along side Debbie Ford in Aspire Magazine along with many other publications including best-selling book ‘Manifesting In High Heels.’

Zahra’s clients are located all over the world including Canada, Australia, and the United States. Zahra works with selected number of private clients, teaches group programs and gives workshop and key note speeches to large audiences. Her passion is to support female entrepreneurs creating a successful business with ease, joy and abundance.

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Create an Abundant Business Through the Power of Gratitude

As Holistic Business Owners, we often have our own healing journey that sets us on a path to help others. However, until we find the gifts in our own story, and feel grateful for our own challenges, it is difficult to help others overcome their challenges.

Watch this video to learn how you can use the power of gratitude to help you transform your pain and create an abundant business and life!

Tap Into Your Intuition To Make More Money

As female business owners, we are blessed with the gift of intuition.  It is very important to connect with your intuition before making business decisions. However, if you are running from activity to activity, you have little time to rest and tune into your body’s wisdom.  Connecting with your intuition will not only allow you to make better business decisions, but it will also help you attract more opportunities, and in turn, allow you to make more money.

Here are few simple steps to tuning into your intuition:

Take Naps When You Need Them

Resting and sleeping sharpens your ability to tune in and listen to the messages that are being sent to you divinely.  If you are feeling really tired, sleep on it.  I mean literally, take a nap, and then visit your intention to make a decision.  After a good nap, your mind will be much sharper and clearer to make a decision.  You might even get an answer to your question via email or another venue while you are sleeping and trusting the universe to work through your decisions.

Do Easy Meditative Activities

If you are the kind of person who can meditate, great!  If you cannot, just do something that relaxes your busy mind so you are not thinking about your business at that time.  It could be a walk, strolling around a craft store, or just being in the house puttering, drinking tea, or visiting with girlfriends painting nails, trying on clothes.  Whatever brings you to your body and gives you a sense of ease is good to put you into your creative, meditative mode.  This will allow you to receive ideas and inspiration from your intuitive side.

Pay Attention To Your Energy

Always listen to which direction your energy is flowing.  Are you feeling inclined to write your newsletters, or is your energy moving towards producing videos?  Plan your marketing activities around your passionate energy so that you spread your activities in a way that produces, rather than depletes, energy for you.  Discuss with a good business coach how your natural abilities can help you market your business effortlessly.

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Not Making the Income You Would Like to Make is Keeping You From Shining

Most heart-centered entrepreneurs start their business because it is close to their heart and so they love it. At the beginning, they are not hugely concerned about making profit as they are focused on expressing their passion. It is a great place to start; however, if you continue to ignore ‘money,’ you are not sending a clear message to the Universe that you have a right to receive abundance for your heart work.

Here are 3 tips on implementing changes to your mindset around making money. They will help you in your business so that you can create all the income you need, to enjoy the lifestyle your business should be providing for you.

Remember, Abundance Is Your Birthright

God created this planet abundantly. The moon, the stars, the galaxy- everything is evidence of abundance. Why would He want us to experience anything different when it comes to enjoying a great lifestyle? Be it exotic vacations with your kids, enjoying delicious, authentic cuisines, or dressing up in the clothes you like to wear, all is part of expressing your God-given abundance, beauty and feminity. Your business is a vehicle for you to create this abundance by serving others with your gifts. Money is evidence of how well, and how much, you are serving others.  It is also a token of appreciation for that service.

You Are Not Taking Away from Anyone

A lot of us raised on comparison thinking still feel that if we start to take a bigger share from the world, somehow, we are taking away from somebody else. This is thinking from the point of view of ‘lack.’ The Universe has enough for all of us. The limit is in our thinking. There are stories after stories of businesses that have tripled their income in this economy as they chose not to listen to the economical news, but created abundance from the source.

Your Playing Small Doesn’t Serve Anyone

If you don’t take your share from the world, you are not adding to the abundance of the world. By stepping up, you are setting up an example for everyone to witness what is possible. You are giving others a chance to be inspired and tap into their own abundance and miracles by watching yours.

Marianne Williamson expresses this idea beautifully in her quote:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

How To Create Abundance When There Is Only 1 Of You And Only 24 Hours In A Day

Spring is a time for letting go of the old and making space for the new.  But even when we are ready to allow new opportunities to enter, it can often seem overwhelming to find the time to achieve our goals, especially considering that there is only one of us, and so many things to get done. I am here to tell you it is possible to create abundance of income without compromising the time you spend with friends, family, and your responsibilities as a business owner.

How can this be achieved? – By serving your clients in multiple ways.

One way to serve your clients is to create products from which they can attain tips. This enables you to serve a large number of people who may not be able to afford a higher level of your service at that time. But by exposing them to your products, you allow them to get to know the quality of your work, before they invest in a more in depth program with you. 

Another way to serve your clients is to provide group coaching programs. These programs can be taught via teleclass on a conference line where 5 or more people join in to learn about your expertise and services. The sessions can range anywhere from around $300 per person to $5000 for high end programs that include in-person retreats. Stay tuned for a group coaching program opening up soon…

Another income source could be private one-on-one coaching for selective people who want to experience your services one-on-one. You can create different packages for various levels of support according to the individual needs of each client. You could offer V.I.P coaching days, or for quick support you could also create one session in which clients can sample your services while resolving a most pressing need in their business. This could, and very often does, lead to future rewards for your business and for the client as well. Another option is to create longer term packages for those wanting to commit to a 4-6 month period.

The last tip is not to charge by dollar per hour. Think like an entrepreneur and charge for the value your clients receive compared to the hours they work with you. I had a client who cut her working time to one-third of what it had been previously, and she tripled her income. Imagine the value of what she received by changing her business model, and how much revenue she would continue to generate with this approach.

 All of this may seem difficult to do when there is just one person – you – involved in creating these spaces and opportunities and services. But there is more than just you if you change your approach. Rather than taking on all the tasks yourself, hiring support and delegating to others the responsibilities that you don’t like to do, or don’t need to do in your business, can be very productive, for everyone involved. I will be providing more details on ‘creating support’ in an upcoming article.

Finally, remember that you can also share your services via free ezines, teleclasses and workshops in order to make your products known and allow yourself to serve more clients.