#97: Are you working IN your business or ON your business? - Unapologetically Unstoppable: Building Kingdom Businesses with the Holy Spirit

Episode 97

#97: Are you working IN your business or ON your business?

Have you ever experienced preparation paralysis? In today’s episode, Jeanette emphasizes the importance of being present for your business rather than focusing solely on the back end. It is essential to set up your business for success by taking action and working on the things that will help you show your authentic self in front of your audience, rather than focusing on the smallest details. Doing so will allow you to establish a solid foundation to grow your community. 

For coaches like Jeanette, remember that YOU are the product. It is crucial that you always show up so that people can see the services and expertise you offer; otherwise, they will have no idea what they are missing. 

Tune in as Jeanette explains how she will redo her schedule and batch her tasks in order to combat preparation paralysis and procrastination. Designing a workflow that feels more aligned with who you really are is also important. 

“When we're coaches, we are the product. So if I’m not showing the product every day, me, people will forget that I'm available for purchase.”

“Instead of working IN my business for the next couple of days, I'll be working ON things that will help me stay strategically in the right place and in the right frame of mind.”

“There are a lot of things I cannot do, but setting myself up for success is one of those things.”

“I don't like doing bare minimum work… I want to show up in the full version of myself, like the most authentic way that I'm supposed to be.”

In this episode:

  • The difference between working IN your business or ON your business
  • How to get unstuck in preparation paralysis
  • The importance of showing up for your business in your most authentic self
  • How to fight procrastination by structuring your calendar and batching the things you need to do
  • Finding the brain function that works best for you

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Do you want God's plan for your life? Do you want to discover your calling? Do you want to build a business that's aligned with God's will? Hey, girl, hey, I'm Jeanette. Business and faith coach. After a decade in the military, the Air Force said, See you later. And I had to find my true calling. Want to know how God directed my life from a cyber security engineer to a faith of business mentor? In this podcast, I'll teach you how to start a business. How to know your business is God's calling, monetization techniques, how to trust the Holy Spirit, and how to set boundaries. So listen to His word alone, ready to become unapologetically unstoppable?

Hey, girl, hey, I'm so excited to talk to you about these things, because I think it'll really help you, because it's gonna really help me too. So are you working in your business or on your business? Where are you and your business because I think a lot of the times we meet anyways, I get stuck in preparation paralysis, where I'm like, Okay, I have to have all these things perfect, before I even let anybody in the front doors, because if they don't see the perfect everything, then they're not going to want to buy from me. And when that happens, that means that I'm not doing the things that I should be doing, like showing up in social media or marketing correctly, or doing any of those things. Because I'm working on the back end of my business, I'm working on automations, and funnels and sales pages and emails and all the things that it takes to run a business, rather than showing up as the face of my business. Because when we're coaches, we are the product, we are the product. So if I'm not showing the product every day me, then people forget that I am available for purchase, right? Because at the end of the day, I'm selling my services, I'm selling my my knowledge about God, my knowledge about business, my knowledge about funnels, my knowledge about automations my knowledge about how to strategically plan for your new business. And nobody is going to know that if I'm working in my business, because nobody knows who else is in my business, right? Because they're not showing up on social media for me. So I need to redo my schedule. I don't know about you. But in the summer, I kind of get off on a tangent of, oh, it's summer, I just want to be outside I want to be with my kids, I want to be in the pool, I want to do other things. And I'm not really focused on the things that I need to be focused on which, which means I should be batched doing things, I should be batching. My 80s D brain will not allow me to batch unless I like get way ahead, which I can do sometimes. But I'll get way ahead. And then I'll be like, Oh, I've got time the procrastination sets in. And then I it's like the week before an episode supposed to go out. And then I'm recording it. i Right now when normally, I've been going to three weeks ahead. And so I need to fix that. So instead of working in my business, for the next couple of days, I'm going to be working on things that will help me stay strategically in the right place and in the right frame of mind. Because when I'm in the right frame of mind, then I can show up better in my business. And when I'm just focused on the little minut things of is this email sequence? Correct? Is it going out on time? Are they being tagged? Right? I'm not thinking about am I showing up? Am I being the authentic self that I am, am I showing up in a way that makes people want to be attracted to me and not a weird sexual way. But like, Oh, she's cool. I want to know more about her or she's cool. I want to hang out with her. Because I am cool. And you should want to hang out with me. I mean, obviously, but I need to do that in a different way. So I'm going to start blocking my schedule off like this is not a new thing for me to think of. But it's going to be new in the sense of not worrying about everything else. And when I when I block my schedule, and I set forth the things that I need to do first and the day that needs my creative brain. I can do the other technical stuff later on in the day, but I gotta get creative first. And I also need to drink my water, exercise, take my meds on time. Those are things I need to do like as a human being to work at the optimal level that I know that I'm capable of. There's a lot of things I cannot do. But setting myself up for success is one of those things. So when I'm working in my business instead of on my business, I show up like a rockstar, I show up like Beyonce. Okay, I show up, like, yes, everything is on fire, and I am the lead fire man, and everything is going out just how I designed it to write. But when I'm working in my business, it's hard for me to see anything beyond the one thing that I'm working on. And when that happens, I'm not showing up on social media, I'm doing the bare minimum, which is not how I like to live my life. I don't like doing bare minimum work. I like full booting, like, full like, not half booty, like full booty thing, right? Like, I want to show up in the fullest version of myself the most authentic way that I'm supposed to be. So I'm going to start changing my calendar. I think on Monday, like I, I was talking to this girl, that I know she's choosing my mic drop Academy. And she like literally does, does it she literally does this. And so she's got like a certain days that she that she works certain days that she has meeting certain days for this or this for that. And I need my schedule to look accordingly. So I'm going to talk to my VA, we're going to change my family around and I'm going to start blocking my schedule off in my calendar of things to do, because some days I'll just like show up to work downstairs in my basement in my office. Some days, I'll just show up to work. It'd be like, Okay, what's on what's on the agenda today? What do I need to do blah, blah, blah, it's not show up. It's not drink your water first, it's not go walk outside. First, the days that I walk outside first are the days that I'm like, lit on fire for business because I have the space to just think. Because when I'm walking, I'm not doing things I'm not like, oh, I need to do this, this and this. It's not a checklist brain function. It's a flow, brain function. And I like working in the flow better because it feels more aligned with who I am as a person. Because when I go back to the checklist version of me, it's more like the military's version, which I mean, it's a version that I lived for a long time, but I'm not that person. Innately. I'm not that person. It's something that I had to adapt to. So I want to get back to who I was actually created to be, and do the things that light me up for that. So I'm going to start walking every day, instead of just some days, I'm going to start drinking my water every day instead of just some days. So I think that you should think about how you're going to structure your calendar, and batch the things that you need to do. Some of us are batching, my social media, I'm gonna back to my podcast episodes, and I'm going to really only do meetings on certain days, I'm going to have strategic plans for the week, on Mondays, because that's what I need, I need that in my life. And if the rest of the team can't get down, then they can't get down and that's fine. But I need somebody who can. So that's where life is. And I just want to end this with a quick prayer for you. Lord Jesus, thank you so much for the person listen to his podcast, I know that when two or more are gathered, you are here in the midst. And that means that you are here with them wherever they are listening in their car, on their walk, whatever they're doing, you are here with him, Lord, and I just asked you, you soften their heart that you help them with their business that you put a blessing a hedge of protection over their business so that way they can do what they are meant to do for you and for your glory. Amen. Wow, that was so good. So I know that you know somebody that also needs to hear that. So share this episode, leave a review. And I would love if you could watch my free workshop at Jeanette peterson.com/missing piece. I'll see you guys over on the Grahams at Jeannette dot Peterson bye

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Unapologetically Unstoppable: Building Kingdom Businesses with the Holy Spirit
with Jeanette Peterson, operations consultant, strategist, and Veteran

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Jeanette Peterson

Jeanette Peterson is a powerhouse, United States Air Force Veteran, that has been successfully mentoring, empowering, and inspiring women. She helps them turn their businesses into their ministries.

After leaving the military, she had a lot of learning to do. She learned about herself, her gifts, and what she was created for. She knew her next job had to be for God. She knew she had to have the creator of the Universe as her CEO. She prayed and partnered with God.

As a mentor and speaker, Jeanette knows that your divine purpose is unique and only for you. When you walk in purpose you will no longer feel shame or pain, but joy, peace, and love.

It's time to live unapologetically unstoppable!

Jeanette Peterson