Building a business is tough, especially when you’re trying to navigate those unknown waters all by yourself.

The truth is not a single high-level, super successful woman out there is figuring it all out by herself!

She has a team of mentors, coaches and experts to help her pre-pave her success, and that’s precisely what I’m aiming to do for you here.

Below, I’m sharing 5 things that worked really, really well when building my business (which now brings in 5-figures in a month even though I work just 3 days a week!) so that you too can incorporate them into your business building strategy.

The theme of these 5 items is streamlining. It’s about focusing on what works, letting go of what doesn’t and therefore, fast-tracking your business expansion.

Because… when we streamline, we gain momentum.

There is no one formula that will work for every single person out there, but the things I’m sharing below worked unbelievably well for me, and they’ve also worked really well for my clients.

Here’s your job: see what resonates, notice what sounds like fun, and try those out. Don’t worry about the rest! This isn’t about giving you a long list of business to-dos, it’s about inspiring clarity and feel-good action.

Asking for help worked


This was a toughie for me. I don’t like to ask for help. Never have.

I like being self-sufficient. I like handling things myself (read: my way). I like being in control.

But, I also realised that not one super successful person does everything by herself!

They all have a team, they hire experts, they work with coaches, they ask for the help! They focus on what they do best, and hand off the rest.

When I realised that I wasn’t emulating that at all, it was a huge wake up call. And, when I started to make the shift of asking for help and allowing myself to be supported by really high-level people, I was hooked!

Not only did my business soar, but I felt better than ever before. I felt like a pro – and that is a really, really good feeling.

Prioritising my mindset worked


Mindset cannot be underestimated. It’s where you’re hanging out all day every day, and if it’s not a supportive environment for your (and your business’) well-being, it’s time to shift that.

I started to realise that all the effort and hustle in the world wouldn’t get me the success I was after if I didn’t first and foremost believe I was capable and worthy of receiving it.

That may sound a little “woo-woo”, but it’s true. There’s no possible way for us to reach success if we’re spending all our time in doubt and worry – they simply don’t match up.

Prioritising my mindset was the BEST thing I ever did for my business, and here’s how you can start making that shift too…

Meditate, listen to inspiring audiobooks or podcasts, read personal development books, surround yourself with high-vibe people (see #3 below), repeat affirmations, listen to guided hypnosis, and, above all, focus on feeling good!

Surrounding myself with high-vibe people worked


Did you ever hear the saying that you’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with?

The reason that tends to be the case is that we’re so affected by other people’s energies. If you’re always hanging out with people who complain about not having enough money or give you a hard time about being an entrepreneur, it can be really hard to make any progress toward your goals.

Personally, I’m now a member of a number of different mastermind groups with other women entrepreneurs. It’s so refreshing to be in the presence of high-vibe women who are excited about the work they’re doing and believe in your success, too!

Investing in myself and my business worked


Until you’re ready to invest in yourself. Until you see the VALUE in yourself, it’s really, really hard to get other people to invest and see the value in you.

Every time I expressed my unwavering belief in MYSELF by investing in myself and my business, LEAPS FORWARD would follow.

Not only does investing in yourself and your business allow you to work with high-level coaches and participate in invaluable group coaching or programs who can show you what to do (and what not to do), but it also reveals new layer after new layer of Business Clarity.

Simply put, any time you value yourself enough to invest in you, other people see that value too!

Trusting my heart/gut worked


Sometimes, we’ll see what someone else is doing in her business and think, “If I just replicate that for myself, I’ll be good! That’s the ticket!”.

But, there is no ONE way, no ONE formula, no “right” and no “wrong”. There’s only what’s right for you and what feels best for you and your business.

The solutions don’t come from “out there”, from looking around and “copying” – they come from listening to your own inner guidance.

Cultivate your gut instinct – it’s the best business tool you’ve got.

If something feels right, move towards it. If something feels off, move away.

Trust your inner guidance system as you build your business. It will not lead you astray.


Cailen Ascher

Cailen is a Clarity Coach for women entrepreneurs who want 3-day workweeks, 6-figure years and a clear plan for success on their terms.

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