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Tools and Mindset Hacks for growing your Business bigtime

Tools & Mindset Hacks for your Business

My lovely ones, I am often being asked for tools, resources and also for tips to grow your business, as well as how to go through everyday business. Here I have put together a list of all the tools and mindset shifts that I use myself. The list is always expanding and everything that is here I can 100% recommend!  

Note: Some links on this page are affiliate links. When you buy a product or tool through these links, I get a small commission. I'd be really happy for your support. Of course, there is absolutely no additional cost to you.

My 5 best Mindset hacks for you and your business:

TAKE EVERYTHING AS A GIFT

Everything happens at the right time and everything takes just the right time. WHATEVER happens in your life, it is a GIFT. With this attitude, you develop serenity and relaxation towards your goals. A setback becomes less of a failure and more a case of a good idea waiting for "it’s" time or a stepping stone of the universe to deliver something much greater to you then you were expecting.

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE

With this attitude, you open spaces that may not even be visible to you. Just the theoretical recognition "that everything is possible" makes more possible in your life. Through this shift you access your higher self, instead of working from your conditioned mind (your ego).

ENJOY THE SMALL THINGS AND STEPS 

A big goal consists of many small steps. As you learn to enjoy the path - the many small steps - rather than a distant future goal, you have infinite fun & fulfilment in your business. Then energy behind your big goal can only be experienced in the NOW. Therefore, acknowledging those seemingly small steps forward you start shifting your energy. This is the only way to finally also reach your big goals.

WORK WITH WHAT YOU HAVE

What you can and do NOW is perfect for people out there in the wide world who are waiting for you and your offer. Do not shift your life & business into the future but start NOW. You can learn while you are already active in doing. No need to become better, wiser, prettier. START BEFORE YOU ARE READY and keep on learning/improving while you are on your way.

KNOW YOUR VISION AND BIG WHY

Your "why," your values, your motivation are what drives you & your business. You develop charisma and enthusiasm for you and other people. Recalling your vision can REKINDLE the fire of your business over and over again.

By the way, your big why and your vision do not necessarily need focus on other people and the betterment of the world. Depending on your unique energy your vision might include creating a beautiful life for you and your children. This vision is perfect! Look out for what makes you happy and what your deepest desires are. They show you the way to your WHY.

These are some of my favorite MINDSET SHIFTS I work with in my business daily! Now to the TOOLS and RESOURCES, which complement my business. Keep on reading, my dear!

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Tools and products that I use in my online business daily:

WordPress

WordPress is definitely my favourite among the website and blog systems. I also had some experience with Joomla and Jimdo, but somehow, I always returned to WordPress. And that's exactly what I recommend to you.

Active Campaign

After a few different other newsletter providers (Cleverreach, Click Tip, Mailchimp and Getresponse) I ended up with ActiveCampaign and am very satisfied. For small money (some plans are completely free and you get a reasonable amount of capability) you have a great system available. The tagging option is especially great, so that you can follow exactly which of your readers are interested in something and can send them targeted newsletters.

Thrive Themes

Thrive Themes is a collection of WordPress plugins that are really awesome. Opt In forms to generate leads, a landing page tool, and a testimonial plug-in - both collecting and presenting, are just three of the plugins I'm currently using. 

Thrive Themes is for me an all-round solution that I would buy again at any time! You can choose from a one-to-one or all-in-one solution that fits your wallet better.

Zoom

Zoom is my conferencing software of choice. Almost all my online coaching sessions are done via zoom (more stable than Skype). I also use it to host Webinar-style conferences and my Mastermind Sessions. Likewise, everything is recorded and later uploaded to Vimeo. 

Wishlist

With Wishlist I can create member areas, e.g. the Soulful Entrepreneur Tribe. These can only be entered if you have a user account with password. There are then the contents of your online course or members area, protected from unregistered access. 

Vimeo

I use Vimeo to host my videos. Both for my Soulful Entrepreneur Tribe, as well as others, which I like to have embedded on my blog. The advantage here is that I can make the settings very restrictive. For example, the Tribe videos cannot be downloaded, which is important to me as they are part of a paid offer. The design is nice and simple. 

I do use several further tools, like Canva (for graphics), Planoly (to prepare my Instagram posts), iMovie (for simple video editing). 

The biggest part though are my lovely virtual assistants, social media manager and Pinterest assistant, who help me making life so much easier and joyful.

Not to forget my business coach, mastermind sisters, friends and family, who have made my six figure success this year not only a wish and desire, but a REALITY.

I WOULD NOT BE WHERE I AM NOW IF NOT BECAUSE OF THEM!

If you are ready to scale up your game and get wonderful support and help on your side, check out my Work with me Page and contact me. ❤

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Start BEFORE you are ready

Start BEFORE you are ready.

Do what SCARES you.

Confidence is built by DOING, not by waiting for it.

This is the moment when you start serving from your highest level and actually BECOME your next-level-version.

It is the moment when you start inviting in all that you have ever dreamt of, a life full of love and connection, ultimate freedom and purpose.

And it is when the success you have been craving for years finally becomes reality and the only logical consequence. ❤️

Are you ready?

Are you READY to take the risks, do what scares you nonetheless?

If you are that woman, you are the perfect match for my upcoming SHIFT HEAVEN AND EARTH mastermind 😍

Much love <3

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TREAT YOURSELF

TREAT YOURSELF | Design your business so that it suits YOU and not vice versa.

I had a call with my lovely client Teresa from @getremote.de and we spoke about designing your lifestyle as an entrepreneur. My advice for her and for everyone out there is to do WHATEVER YOU LIKE and build your business to support exactly that.

We have enough people already who don’t follow their heart, who burn out or bore out, who are more dead than alive. We don’t need you to follow that same destructive path!!

Instead, find out what lights up your soul!

Going on a 2 months vacation and working from Thailand/Bali/Columbia? Going for a swim on Tuesday afternoon? 😍 Indulging yourself in lots of yummy vegan food, fun and chilling on a rainy weekend with your bestie? Doing what your soul craves for even though your brain might go mental with “you have to do xyz”? 😀

Yes, you created your business to support you. So stop falling into the trap of twisting it around.

Hustling might be fun – once in a while or as often as you like. However, if you don’t like hustling, stop the f*** it! And start enjoying your life, pampering yourself and running your biz like that.

Never ever give up on yourself and your DESIRES. They are the KEY to your SUCCESS, my dear!

Set up a chat with me to find out more here.

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PERMISSION

PERMISSION | Give yourself permission to be OUTSTANDING. Give yourself permission to SHINE.

A client of mine, the wonderful @lina.rempe brought this topic to my attention. So many fear to be outstanding and being “better” than others in their respective fields of expertise. Because if you shine, you consequently outshine others, right?

Wrooong my dear! Oh my gosh, I know this fear myself! Like: Stop being proud of yourself. Stop telling your successes, because you might offend them. Stop being happy when someone else is sad. Stop wanting more because others have less. You probably know your own sentences, haunting you for years and keeping you from fully stepping into your own light.

I tell you that is the biggest BS you can tell you. No one benefits from you holding back. NO ONE. If you don’t shine, someone will always loose. YOU! Only when you start standing in your light, EVERYONE CAN WIN.

YOU, because you bring your true gifts to the world. OTHERS, because you inspire them to step into their own power. When you shine you give others the permission to shine as well. If they feel challenged by your power you still help them so much more when you don’t hold back. You give them the chance to look at their blind spots & develop their personality.

Allowing yourself to step into your greatest potential never means to take away from others. Let others step up to you instead stepping down to them. Following others into their misery doesn’t help you, nor does it help them! Never forget that.

Sometimes it’s good to have the right crowd around you to support you with being more visible & shining your light. Women who support you in being powerful instead of being weak.

That’s what my Shift Heaven and Earth Mastermind can help you with. Powerful, beautiful, amazing, outstanding women who love exactly those qualities in you. Who empower you to bring out the best in you & not hold back. Click here to learn more.

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FREEDOM

FREEDOM | Your own business can bring you freedom on a level never ever imagined.

This is why many entrepreneurs start out. Because they want to live a lifestyle of FREEDOM, CHOICE and INDEPENDENCE. Free of the 9to5, free of challenging bosses, free of rules they don’t like, free of limiting location choices.

And then whatever they thought they had left behind starts showing up in their own business as well. Stress, overwhelm, lots of work, communication issues, problems. Being caught in the RAT RACE.

You can try to sail away from your problems – doesn’t this little boat look amazing? 😁 That was a beautiful sunset on Zanzibar…

But that will never work. You carry yourself in your backpack with you where ever you go. Real freedom starts DEEP WITHIN yourself.

All that you are searching for on the outside, all that starts in the INSIDE. And if you do not take this into account, your own business will become a much more horrible prison than a proper 9to5 job could ever be. Not only do you have all the problems you tried to escape, no, on top you have financial struggle, higher costs for everything, the need to do marketing and sales and so on.

So, your own business is not a bowl of cherries, miraculously curing you of all your worldly problems 😉 However, it can become the SOURCE and EXPRESSION of your INNER FREEDOM.

This is what I wish for you and what I know is possible for you. IF you take the right steps. This is where I help you, my dear. Apply for a clarity call with me here and find out your next steps toward freedom instead of the rat race: https://lydiawilmsen.com/work-with-me/

Your success is my success 💛 Much love!

Lydia

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