To all of my driven, high-achieving entrepreneurs, whether you’ve already celebrated Hanukkah or are getting ready to celebrate Kwanza or Christmas like me…
I hope you’ll take a moment in these last days of the year and season when the rest of the world is slowing down to take a breath
and remember it’s OK if want to take off and unplug
It’s OK to enjoy and spend time with your loved ones
Even if that loved one is you, yourself, and I.
And, it’s OK if you don’t make another sale before 2024.
Yes, even if you didn’t hit your revenue goals for December or even this year.
Obviously, you do you. If you’re *enjoying* sprinting through the end of the year to bring in those last sales or are running after a goal before the ball drops to ring in 2024, have at it.
And, for the rest of my high-achievers, allow me to remind you that the only difference between a sale you make this week and a sale you make in the first week of 2024 is what year you’re paying taxes on your profit.
I write this to you and as a letter to my past self in my early years of business because I remember how I felt it wasn’t OK to take off an entire week over the holidays.
I remember pushing to hit an arbitrary revenue goal as if a few thousands dollars before midnight in one year would somehow mean I was more successful or safer.
I also remember Christmas Eve of 2019, the last Christmas I got to spend with my dad. The year I gave myself all the time off I needed to soak up every minute I could with him.
I don’t think I have to tell you which holiday actually gave me the most and meant the most to me.
I’m so not here to assume what’s right for you. I also know I’ve had years where I’ve been fired up and have wanted to create over the break.
But, to my fellow high achievers who might be questioning if it’s ok to take a few days, heck even the whole dang week, I’ll offer you the reminder that business success isn’t built or broken in a week.
You can afford to take the time. In fact, I’d argue giving yourself the gift of a little spaciousness, down time, fun, and allowing yourself to make new memories is very likely to add to your revenue next year.
I remind my clients, taking time off for what matters outside of business is also a money-generating action that supports business growth and sustainability.
But, ya know, it’s also not ALL about always needing to hit numbers and make more money, and there are some gifts, cheesy as it sounds, that are priceless.
Wishing you a happy, joyful, and present last week-and-a-half of the year, and Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate.
Wishing you your version of success!
P.S. Gifts are my business love language, and I have an extra special holiday present for you!
Give yourself the gift of learning how to book out your programs this season and join me as my guest for FREE in my sales course, Sell Out Without Feeling Like a Sellout!
When you enroll, you’ll get instant access to all six-weeks of course materials and over 30 video lessons and playbooks designed to help you master your sales mindset, and map out a sales strategy that allows you to attract and book right-fit clients.
We’re covering everything from attracting right-fit leads and hosting sales conversations to navigating objections and follow ups so you can set yourself up for your own six-figure+ sales success.
P.P.S. I’m currently meeting with potential clients for coaching intensives and on-going 1:1 partnership spots opening up in February 2024, and I’d love to connect with you to learn more about how I can best support you to set your business up for reliable and recurring $10k & $20k months.
Is 2024 your year to make your first or next six-figures?