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10,000 Feet, Scaling A Business and Profiting with WordPress WPCP: 046
27th October 2014 • FtheHUSTLE • Kim Doyal
00:00:00 01:04:54

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Yep, I was actually 10,000 feet off the ground a couple weeks ago! The photo isn't actually from my flight, but the #selfie of me below is (we were squeezed pretty tightly into the balloon and I happened to be on the side where the sun was coming up, so I couldn't get that great of a picture with my phone). I was pleasantly surprised that being so high up didn't make me nervous at all. I think because there were so many of us in the balloon (12) and we were instructed not to move, so it was simply peaceful & serene (even with the scorching flame above my head that propelled us!). I've gone parasailing a couple of times and it's a little more nerve wracking than the hot air balloon. A Different Perspective I was in Park City, Utah for another mastermind event (which was awesome) and the day after we had two days of 'masterminding' after our adventure day (we also did a GPS adventure which was a blast) and on our first day of meetings we talked about some take aways from the adventures we did. One of my take aways was the value of getting a different perspective. When we're doing "our thing" we caught up in the day to day of growing our businesses and we don't always see the opportunities that are right in front of us. If you don't change the view you miss out on opportunities. That's what I had been doing for the first few years in my business. Staying busy with the day to day minutia and tasks... missing opportunity after opportunity. Not anymore. I got crystal clear on the opportunities I've been missing and how I can connect the dots between what's working and what I want to do. I've talked a lot about the shifts I've been making in my business this past year and sometimes I feel like it's taking forever and then of course there are other days when it feels like it's moving too fast (I know, sounds exhausting, doesn't it? Yea, I wear myself out too). Regardless of the speed at which this is happening, I trust the process and truly feel like I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be. If I want to move things along quicker then I need to focus and be much more strict with my time. That means blocking specific time and days for me to work on things that require my full attention (i.e., not something I can delegate). Taking the time to plan Isn't it weird that taking the time to plan out how you want to get where you want to go feels like a luxury? Somehow it doesn't feel like 'work' so I put it off until I realize I had better stop what I'm doing and plan out the details. We did this in Park City. The entire first day of our Mastermind was spent doing this. We talked about how things were going, the bigger picture and how we were going to get there (Be, Do, Have: What is it we want to have, who do we have to be and what do we need to do to get there). The value in doing this is beyond anything I can put into words here, but suffice it to say it's part of my routine now. Effective immediately. Scaling A Business Let's start this segment with a question. Has your business consistently grown or has it been stagnant? If you have grown your business, have you done it strategically or would you say you've gotten 'lucky'? Most of my growth the first few years in my business was because I worked hard and stuck with it, not necessarily luck, but I can't say that there was a ton of strategy behind it either. Over the past year as I've invested in coaching, mentoring and focusing on getting myself off the hamster wheel strategy seems to be at the core of everything I do. Especially scaling my business. Enter the new division of my business: The WP Team The WP Team is an outsourcing company solely for WordPress web developers. I've toyed with the idea of doing this for a while and after having opened this up to my coaching clients realized that I was missing a huge opportunity by not opening up the doors, strategically, to other WordPress web developers.