This Mindset Shifting Practice Created Business Breakthroughs For Me and Will For You Too!

This Mindset Shifting Practice Created Business Breakthroughs For Me and Will For You Too!Hey folks, Laurel Anne Stark here and today I wanted share with you a new tactic I learned recently that helped me  generate absolutely incredible amazing results in my business.

This is a bit of a departure from what I normally talk about, usually I talk about the external game, like the tactical things you can do to market your business online so you get better results.
And that’s not what I am sharing today, and I’ll tell you why.
Here’s what happened….

Everything’s great in my business. I’ve got lots of clients. I love them, they love me, everybody’s happy, making money. I can take time off. I’m not working 60, 80-hour weeks anymore, so that’s great, but what was happening is I was waking up every morning, and I was feeling kind of stressed out, nervous, like I’m not going to be able to get anything done, and who do I think I am,and I should be farther ahead by now, and I’m not going to be able to take as much vacation as I want, and I should be making more money, and blah blah blah blahblah, all this garbage in my head.

It was happening for months, and I was getting kind of bummed out because the results in my business were being impacted by this constant criticism, essentially, inside my head.

I knew the value of strategic planning, and thinking things out, and being very cerebral, but when it comes to the part of the brain that you don’t really control, that subconscious place that tries to keep you safe and comfortable, I didn’t really know how to manipulate that area of the brain, until now!

I’ve never had something be so effective. And I have all my marketing systems set up. I have my sales funnel, I have my social media, blah blah blah. I’ve worked and refined that stuff over the last 13 years so it’s working and I’m getting new leads all the time, everything’s great, but with the shift in mindset that was created by repeating these affirmations, I was able to increase my confidence, I was way more productive because I wasn’t stressed all the time, I woke up happy, and I was able to generate substantially more revenue in a substantially shorter amount of time than I ever have in my entire career, and I really do attribute a lot of it to the inner work that I’ve been doing.

I thought to myself, oh my gosh, this is amazing. I’m going to be able to take off so
much time this summer, which is amazing for me. Summer in Canada is very, very
short, so you definitely want to get it while it’s here, and I thought, I have to share
this with people. I really, really have to share this with people.

Here’s what I did for eight weeks.  I repeated the following affirmations to myself every single morning before I started work.
I recommend you do the following and see what kind of results you get in your business, and please share with me, I’m so excited to hear how this works for you.
Simply repeat these out loud to yourself, and you’ll reprogram the inner critic part of your brain to be wired for success!

I release the need to be perfect, I know making mistakes is part of being successful.
I’m in the process of creating business of my dreams.

My best is good enough.

There is always enough time.

I am beautiful.

I love coming up with creative ways to provide value for my clients.

I’m learning how to be more effective marketing my business every single day.

I am unique and valued for who I am.

I’m making great progress every single day.

I ask for help when I need it.

I’m in the process of achieving my financial goals.

I am desired and people want to work with me.

I love marketing.

I provide tremendous value to my clients.

I’m getting better at my business everyday.

I attract the right clients at the right time.

My time is valuable and I’m okay with saying no.

I deserve to be financially free.

It’s safe for me to go offline and take vacations, I trust that everything will be just fine while I’m gone.

I’m okay with being outside of my comfort zone.

I release any self-limiting beliefs about my income potential.

It’s okay to make more money than my parents.

I’m doing important work in the world.

I will make my money goal.

I take the time to be present during my day.

I eat healthy foods that nourish me.

I say no when it doesn’t feel right.

I’m really proud of my progress.

I provide value and people want to hear from me.

I take control of my schedule and prioritize my time effectively.

I’m learning how to use technology to benefit myself and my business.

I accept that fear is part of growth.

I’m committed to getting my work done.

I take breaks when I need them.

I’m going to rock it today.

Those are your affirmations.

Again, I recommend that you check this out and try doing it every single day for even 21 days and see how you feel… please share your experiences with me!

If you like this, please like it and consider sharing with anyone you feel would benefit from this practice.

Battle-tested tips to having more time (from 10 years of entrepreneurship)



The number one biggest complaint that I hear from my clients and most entrepreneurs is that they just don’t have enough time. So today I’m going to share with you my battle tested tips on how to have more time.

Why do you want to have more time?

Well at the end of the day, none of us gets out of here alive…

So you want to make sure that you’re enjoying your life and accomplishing the things in your personal life and in your business that you want to accomplish.

The number one thing I always recommend is to prioritize and plan.


Prioritize & Plan:

What this means is you start working on your business instead of in it doing day to day tasks.

By setting aside some time to plan what your priorities are on a given quarter, a month, a week or a day.

By blocking out chunks of time to work on the specific tasks you’ve identified as high priority, then you will find that those big things get done and you have more momentum in your business.

You will be much more effective and create more time for yourself.

Document & Delegate:

The second tip that I recommend is to document and delegate.

If you’re anything like me or any other small business out there, you may find you’re doing the same tasks over and over again.

So why not document exactly how to do that exact task and then delegate it to an administrative assistant, a contractor that you might be working with or maybe you can even rope in a friendly teenager to help you with some of that web marketing and online stuff that you might not be so good at?

Some of the tools I use to document and delegate are and

Take Control of Your Time: Start saying no.

You might feel guilty at first but then you’ll be so happy and feel so free that your calendar’s all freed up!

Make sure that you are only saying yes to things that are actually a priority for you and that feel good. People will understand if you’re polite about declining.

And remember to take some time and go on vacation and get offline.

When you are less accessible, people tend to respect your time more and they also often times will figure things out on their own.

 Also, some of these tasks will just fall away naturally. For example, I had it on my list absolutely forever all summer to take a pair of pants and to make them into a pair of shorts.

And guess what – I didn’t do it all summer. And now it’s fall and I don’t need shorts anymore. So, done! I don’t need to worry about it.

Ask for Help:

Let’s face it. There’s certain things we’re good at and other things we aren’t so good at.

When it comes to specific niche tasks in your business like your accounting, legal or web marketing processes, it just makes sense to outsource these tasks to someone who can do them faster and more accurately than you can, because it’s their speciality.

Make Less Time:

And the last thing is to make less time for specific tasks.

If you’re anything like me—if you give yourself an hour to accomplish a certain set of tasks, you’ll spend that entire hour doing it. But if you only take 15 minutes then that false sense of pressure will make you work faster, be more focused and be more efficient.


Another way to get more done faster is to stop multitasking.

Your brain can actually only focus on one task at a time and takes precious minutes to get refocused after an interruption.

If you find it hard to focus, you can use an online software to block you from checking social media accounts, or email. One of these apps is: Get Cold Turkey

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