When last Thursday’s post went live, I was curious to see how interested all of you were in the topic of how natural seasons create changes in business and personal lives. I honestly thought that 100-150 responses would give me a nice amount of data to see how everyone felt.
Well, I didn’t get 150 of you participating… I got 931!!!! Holy wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to make this a great survey. All of us at The Mindset Maven appreciate you giving us so much clarity.
In retrospect, it shouldn’t have been that big of a surprise because this is an important topic to so many of my clients. There are huge breakthroughs in career pursuits and family strength because of the work we do regarding the approach to summer.
Please let me show you the questions, some of the issues the results revealed, and share a few insights.
1. How does the summer affect your balance of business pursuits and family life?
My business suffers but my family life picks up 34.7%
My family life interferes with my business pursuits 22.2
My family life suffers but my business picks up 11.1
Summer has too many things to do and both suffer 31.9
In more than 88% of responses, business or career suffers during the summer. For some people that means they are making the conscious choice to allow profession to suffer in exchange for time with family. My clients and I have learned that just because summer brings increased opportunities to be with family doesn’t mean business has to suffer. We can actually make sure that both get what they need.
2. In building your business, what does the summer represent?
Peak selling season 13.9%
Lowest selling season 13.9
Largest amount of schedule conflicts 31.9
Dead time until fall season 6.9
No change 33.3
First, I think it’s funny that the exact same percentages experience their peak and lowest selling seasons. It can obviously be either. Second, the percentages of those that have no noticeable change in business versus those that have the largest amount of schedule conflicts are nearly the same. Whether it is high, low, craziness, or business as usual, everyone feels the pinch.
3. In providing the life you envision for your family, where do you fall down?
I lack the tools or knowledge to make it happen 20.8%
My circumstances won’t allow it 13.9
It will come once my business is running smooth 26.4
I’m not sure what my vision even is 16.7
All of the above 22.2
We all want a better life for our family; the question asks what is needed to make it happen. Using these results I see two things right away. 26% of you think that your business success is the key to your family life and my heart aches for you. That has all of the right intentions in the world, but I’ve never seen anyone get their personal life right by getting their business right first.
Second, a full 22% feel like you lack the tools, circumstances, and vision to get it all done and you’re focusing on your business being the way to the Promised Land. What’s exciting is that each one of those is within your reach.
4. If you could learn a way to live the life you want, while building a business you love, would you want to learn this process?
It’s always nice to see zero “No’s” on a question like this… the “Maybe’s” make me wonder though. I understand… you don’t want to commit without knowing what is going on. Fair enough.
In order to love both our personal and professional lives, we must have the right mindset. No surprise I’m sure, after all, the company is called The MINDSET Maven. What you might not realize is that there are very specific steps we take to get that mindset.
Steps that create our vision and make it come alive with purpose, belief, and action.
Steps that help us see schedule conflicts and make solid, informed decisions without fear of regret.
Steps that help us enjoy our lives now, without feeling that we have to wait until that mythical day when all of our business woes disappear.
This mindset won’t make every care in the world disappear, but it will equip you with the tools to live the life you want, build a business or career you love, and put you miles ahead of the game most people don’t even know they are playing.
5. Are you interested enough in building your ideal family and business life that you will let PJ reveal to you how he has helped thousands of clients live their lives fully while growing their businesses wildly?
Those percentages represent a big number of people, so I want you to know what is happening so you can prepare. On Thursday, May 10, 2012, we are publishing our 200th email newsletter and offering a special program to tackle each of the issues we listed above. Due to the personal time I want to give to each participant, we have to limit the number allowed to 50.
The special includes our top self-study program, Your Business or Your Life, which is only sold at selected live events since its release. It normally sells for $197 by itself and consists of 9 CD’s and a full listening guide. Your Business or Your Life walks you through each of the steps mentioned above in a simple, easy to follow format.
It’s also packed full of inspiration and many people have told me they rotate the CD’s on an infinite loop during their commute. I love hearing that! The program itself is a fantastic guide to where you want to go, but we want to sweeten the opportunity.
This program also comes with monthly live calls throughout the summer! Starting in May and going all the way through to September, I will conduct two live calls each month so we can answer any questions, provide insights, and help you bring all of the information together.
Summer is obviously busy for everyone so the two calls are split between a daytime (12:00pm EDT) and a nighttime (9:00pm EDT) to give you options. You attend one or both and we’ll provide the recordings for reference. Unless you are already in one of the groups I’m coaching this year, this is the only way to get dedicated time with me.
In addition, we’ll provide a private Facebook group for you to interact and share how your summer is going. That will be the place to ask me any questions you might have in between calls. Plus, the support from one another is phenomenal!
I’m giving you all of this info so you can be prepared when the doors open on Thursday at 5:10am EDT. We will even break all the rules and tell you the price. $167. Less than the amount of Your Business or Your Life at a live event and including live coaching May – September.
Please remember that 931 responded and we can only have 50 to ensure quality, so please be ready.
To your best summer ever!