At Christian Women Business Builders, we have built our business around the idea that growing a business in community provides freedom. Financial freedom, time freedom, and the freedom to make a BIG impact in this world for the Kingdom. The beginning of this process is finding financial freedom. In this post we are going to break down the process of finding financial freedom as a believer in business and why it is essential to ever seeing the rest of the freedoms we have available to us as children of the true King!
Why We MUST Find Financial Freedom
As a business coach for incredible women of faith in business, I’ve had the opportunity to work with incredible women in all stages of business. From my experience it seems many of these brave and incredible women face the same issue….they struggle with making their business profitable. I want to address the elephant in the room… It is ESSENTIAL for your business to be financially secure. It is not selfish, greedy, or bad for you to focus a lot on becoming financially stable. In fact, this should be one of your main focuses for the first year or two!
A business is designed to produce income. That is its job. Your job is to figure out how to make that happen. At the end of the day, a business that does not provide financial freedom for you is just an expensive and time-sucking hobby. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I’ve been there and done that and you can trust me when I say it’s a pretty sure road to burn out!
If you want to see your business succeed, to change lives, to provide for you and your family, to give you the opportunity to do great things for others, then you need to make financial security your first focus!
Step 1 to Financial Freedom
The first step to finding financial freedom is to get really clear and confident in your offer. At the end of the day, financial freedom is found when you can consistently find people willing to exchange something of value (their $$$) for something of value you provide (your product, service, or expertise). That’s it!
While that makes logical sense, we know that there is a LOT that goes into that process. First of all, finding how to package our talents, skills, and expertise in a way that provides real value and transformation can be HARD! This step alone trips up so many talented entrepreneurs. We all want to start finding clients from day 1, before we even get really clear on the problem we solve and the transformation we provide and then we wonder why we can’t find clients or close sales! If we aren’t confident in how we can help and the process we use to get consistent results, they won’t be confident enough to buy!
Taking the time up front to go really deep and get really clear on what you have of value to provide and the problem you are called to serve is essential to making progress in any of the future steps. Once you’re clear on the problem you solve, you can start to create branding and messaging that positions you to stand out and attract your people! For more information on getting clear on how you are uniquely able to serve your marketplace, check out our Grow Community for Women of Faith ready to Grow into Financial Freedom!
Step 2 to Financial Freedom
The second step to finding financial freedom is selling that offer! We must find the people who want the thing we’re offering (Ideal Client). Third, we must position that something of value, to our customer in a way that they are willing to pay for it (Marketing), and finally, we must have a system in place to do that over and over on repeat forever! (This can be a funnel, client journey map, or proven sales system).
This is where the power of building your business in community can become SO powerful! Building a community that you control allows you to attract your Ideal Clients, nurture them towards a sale while serving and giving incredible value, get to know them personally, and create a map or journey that produces new clients on repeat!
I know, you may be thinking, “That sounds great for you as a coach, but what about me?! That wouldn’t work for me, since I’m a _” (insert service provider, brick and mortar, seller of physical products, network marketer, etc,) Well, I’m here to tell you that community-based sales will work for almost EVERY type of business out there!
At the end of the day, we are all selling to a community of people. Imagine the power in harnessing that community so they know you, trust you, are ready to buy from you on a minute’s notice, and are constantly sending more people your way! This is the power of building business in community!
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Step Three to Financial Freedom
The final step is bringing it all together to work like a beautiful client producing machine. Once you combine your Inspired offer with a community that needs the offer you’ve created, you are officially on your way to financial freedom!
Now I get it, anyone of those pieces above can take months to years to perfect on their own, let alone when you try to do them all together! This is why SOOOO many talented, heart-centered, and truly incredible business owner’s struggle. There are so many moving pieces that all seem to have equal importance when it comes to finding financial freedom as a believer in business!
This is exactly why we have created the GROW Community to help you break every piece of the journey down using Scripture-based wisdom and insights. We know how challenging this process can be on your own and the countless hours, thousands of dollars, and SO much trial and error that results in trying to piece-meal it all together. We want to help you press the Fast-Forward button on your journey to financial freedom! The GROW Community has the potential to cut 2-3 years of searching and struggling off of your business journey and help you get to that place of Financial Freedom sooner than you thought possible so you can get started on changing the world!
To Learn More about the GROW Community for Believers in Business, Click HERE!