Money leaks in your business

Ever count the money leaks in your business? Savvy business owners figure out how to quickly plug a hole once it’s discovered. With so much on your plate, it’s easy to allow the little problems to be ignored.

The issue suddenly jumps to the top of the list when crisis arises. Now you’re in action (primarily to eliminate the stress).  And possibly, kicking yourself for not doing something earlier.

Tens of thousands of dollars of lost income can be traced back to money leaks in your business and lack of follow through. Let’s get real about it; delaying a decision will impact your bottom line and growing your business.

What’s the size of your money pit?

From my close work with business owners, I realized this issue is epidemic. Accountants and healers alike lose income when they allow something hot to go cold. Maybe you waited too long to return a phone call. Or you forgot to deliver on a promise. How much income have you lost because something fell through the cracks?

These are the obvious costs for not following through:

  • Income
  • New clients
  • Losing current clients

The hidden money leaks in your business are even more important.

  • Integrity and trust
  • Reputation
  • Frustration and overwhelm
  • Anxiety and emotional well being
  • Time and efficiency
  • Overflow into other areas of your life

Those hidden costs frequently have a longer term impact on growing your business. This is more than a money issue. Lack of follow through impacts your personal life, too.

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Why do important things fall through the cracks?

  • Spread too thin
  • Don’t want to seem pushy
  • Don’t like to be “sold to”
  • Avoid confrontation
  • Procrastination
  • People pleaser and desire to be liked
  • Lack of system in place
  • Keep everything in your head

Prevention requires less energy than intervention. Think about all the times you stared at the phone wanting to make a call, but didn’t. Too much stuff leads to indecision. Avoidance which stems from indecision is energy draining.

Clean up the money leaks in your business

Clean up the money leaks in your business

No more excuses

Wondering how to grow your business? It starts with you. Yes, changing your approach requires additional energy and effort at first, simply because it’s uncomfortable. Small changes will help to improve your business. Notice how your energy shifts when you finally decide to fix the issue.

Multiple benefits occur when you plug the money leaks in your business. Suddenly you’re stepping up where you used to step away. What else would change for you?

Start paying attention

I encourage you to resolve the issue before it gets too painful. You see, energy is freed up because you finally addressed something which required your attention. Resolution of the money leak sends a powerful message that you’re paying attention and ready to grow your business.

If you’re tired of losing money due to lack of follow through, then let’s plug that hole. The Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is the simplest, quickest way to turn a negative into a positive.

Clear the gunk first

EFT, or tapping, is like acupuncture but without the needles. It works on your meridian system which has to do with your energy. It is also known as qi (pronounced chee) in Eastern philosophies.

The easiest way to explain energy is to think of a water hose with a kink in the hose. Even when you fully open the faucet, only a trickle of water might get past the kink. Once you take the kink away the water flows freely. Well, that is how qi works also. If you have some sort of block, which you might not even be aware of, achieving success happens to everyone but you. Once your energy is corrected, you’ll wonder why you resisted for so long.

With EFT you tap on certain parts of your body as you say some statements aloud. All you need to do is follow along with me in the video. It’s that simple.

When you think about your lack of follow through and your specific money leaks, what emotions rise up? Name the emotion and then rate it’s intensity from 0 to 10, with 0 being nothing and ten extreme. Now check in to see if you notice any body sensations. If so, what do you notice?

Now you’re ready to go. Starting with the Setup, a statement you say, while tapping the Karate Point, the side of your hand between your pinky and wrist, repeat after me:

Even though I don’t follow through and it’s costing me money, I deeply love and accept all parts of myself.

Repeat these statements, preferably aloud:

Eyebrows: This lack of follow through frustration

Side of eyes: Frustrated that I’m losing money

Under eyes: Things slip by because I don’t act fast enough

Under nose: Overwhelmed because there’s too much on my plate

Under lips: Not following through is costly

Under arms:  Disappointed with myself for not doing something about this

Top of head: I don’t like having these problems. Why me?

Now let’s continue with a round of positive statements:  

Eyebrows: I know what I can do

Side of eyes: There’s a way to work this out which will reduce the stress

Under eyes: I’m committed to plugging the gap and open to change

Under nose: I’m ready to follow through with ease and grace

Under lips: I’m excited about the possibility of taking charge and following through

Under arms:  I know how to follow through with things that matter to me. Fixing this follow through issue does matter to me.  

Top of head: It’s my decision. I’m ready to follow through and seize the opportunities.

Go ahead and stop tapping, take a deep breath, check in, notice your emotions and any body sensations. You may experience a tingling sensation through your body, or what I call a body buzz. If you’re not down to a zero in emotional intensity then get even more specific about how lack of follow through affects you and your business. Then do another round of tapping with the above statements. Remember to drink plenty of water because we moved some energy around. Water is a conductor and will help with the flow.

Empowered to follow through

When lack of follow through is too costly, you’ll be ready to change. Whether, or not, change occurs, it’s your decision. The decision to follow through where you used to avoid action is highly empowering. Not only will your choice help your business, it’ll impact your clients and your life. It’s empowering. Clear the gunk, plug the money leaks in your business and enjoy the rewards. Then share the action steps you’re planning to follow through with and the benefits of taking charge.