What To Do When Business Is Slow

Blossoms,

Are you currently experiencing a slow patch in your business?

Now is the perfect time to start doing some “Slow Patch” activities to catch up on old work, market for new customers and prepare for the next busy patch in your business!

35 Things To Do When Business Is Slow

  1. Create a new service or offering
  2. Create (or grow) your mailing list
  3. Create a lead magnet or free opt-in to get people onto your mailing list
  4. Do pro bono work
  5. Read a book
  6. Write a book
  7. Go to a networking event
  8. Host a webinar
  9. Host a giveaway
  10. Revisit your goals workbook (or if you haven’t done them yet… do your business planning with them!)
  11. Take on a wild donkey project
  12. Offer a special promo
  13. Send thank you letters to your ten best clients
  14. Ask your customers for referrals
  15. Give gifts or discounts in return for referrals
  16. Collect testimonials to advertise your work
  17. Go on a gratitude binge. (Use the free gratitude diary!)
  18. Read 100+ Ways To Market Your Biz… and use it like a checklist. DO THE THINGS!
  19. Declutter + decorate your office
  20. Catch up on all the admin work that got ignored during your busy periods
  21. Batch create and schedule blog posts and/or social media posts for the next few months (it will help when things get busy again!)
  22. Review your expenses
  23. Refresh your website
  24. Start a podcast
  25. Catch up with business associates you’ve been meaning to connect with
  26. Create a joint venture with a business who has a similar target market
  27. SELF CARE SELF CARE SELF CARE (aka: prevent burnout)
  28. Develop a new income stream
  29. Immerse yourself in positivity by listening to audiobooks or inspirational podcasts
  30. Review your list of customers and contacts to see how you can help them next
  31. Find a mastermind
  32. Catch up on bookkeeping, taxes and things you’ve been putting off
  33. Record 10 short videos answering the top questions clients ask you and pop them up everrrrywhere online
  34. Do a blog or podcast tour
  35. Have a motherfucking hollllllliday… make up for all the times you can’t! Plus… having time away often breeds new ideas and fresh inspiration!

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I hope these resources are so useful for you!

Most of all… take heart! Every business has its slow patches. And you can use this time to create something even bigger, better and brighter for the future.

Big love,

The Opening Up Podcast

Hello beauties,

I was on another brilliant podcast: Opening Up with Karolina Kvas!

Karolina and I covered boundaries, authenticity in life and biz, and how to live your best fucking life!

You can find the video and audio recording HERE (and it’s also on iTunes for those so inclined).

Want to check out other podcasts I’ve been on? Click HERE!

Big love,

The Mind Body Spirit Summit!

Treasures!

I had the absolute pleasure of being interviewed by Dr. Kyia for the Mind Body Spirit Summit!

The MBSS features 27 experts (including me OMG) talking about how to transform the mind, body and spirit.

My interview is being released August 30th, and you can register now and score some SWEETLICIOUS freebies!

For the FREE eBook, click HERE!

To register for the Summit, click HERE!

Can’t wait to see you there!!!

I Fucking Love Anti-Depressants

Dearests,

I fucking LOVE anti-depressants.

I will shout about this from the rooftops. Yep, I’m an essential oil loving hippy… but DAMN am I grateful for allopathic medicine too!

Anti-depressants have been an essential part of my self-care for the last 9 years.

The difference they make to my life is night and day. Without them, I’d be on the kitchen floor curled up in a panic attack. I take them because my ancestors couldn’t even when they desperately needed them.

My anxiety and depression are a part of my DNA, just the same as my weak eyesight and abundance of moles. I take care of my eyes with glasses. I take care of my moles with regular skin checks. I take care of my anxiety and depression with medication.

Here’s some misconceptions I often hear about anti-depressants from friends:

Anti-depressants stop you from feeling.

Nope. Not at all. I still feel in full colour both happy and sad. They just stop my capacity to hit rock bottom. Rock bottom = constantly crying behind sunglasses at the grocery store.

Anti-depressants stop you from being creative.

Try telling that to the 12 books and 140 workshops and hundreds of artworks I’ve produced in the last 10 years. In contrast, when I’m in the throes of anxiety or depression, I can’t fucking create shit.

Also… THIS:

Anti-depressants make you less “you.”

Nope. Nope. Nope. They help you to actually BE YOU. Instead of feeling completely submerged under the anxiety and depression.

Anti-depressants prevent you from learning your soul lessons.

Nope. Not at all. You can still learn them, deeply and fully. Anti-depressants can help bring your brain back online again to actually be present to them.

If you just meditated or did therapy enough, you wouldn’t need anti-depressants.

NOPE. I’ve done both extensively. For me, anti-depressants work hand-in-hand with therapy. I feel like anti-depressants can take the bottom out for me to actually be able to heal things, instead of constantly scraping the bottom of the barrel.

It’s unspiritual to take anti-depressants.

LOLZ NAH. Is it unspiritual to get your arm sewn up when it’s been cut? Is it unspiritual to get your leg cast when it has been broken?

If you aren’t coping right now…

Please do what you need to take care of you. You are so very precious. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to have your cells and hormones supported to thrive.

Your journey might be different. You might have other tools that are essential for your mental health. And that’s totally okay. You get to make the right choices *for you*.

And I will always firmly celebrate anti-depressants, and advocate for people to tend to themselves in a way that truly *works* for them.

Big love and blessings,

P.S. Addendum to this post to discuss sharings and feedback:

– Some souls have shared they had side effects on some medication, or felt numb on them. I’m so sorry it didn’t work for you and I’m hoping you’ve found something that works for you. And you probably already know – there are many different kinds of anti-depressants and they all work differently for different bodies. A medication change can often make a huge amount of difference. I have one that works better for me than others. I’m grateful for it. (Your body might be different though!)

– Some souls shared they have medication resistant depression. I’m so sorry they didn’t work for you and I’m hoping you’ve found something that works for you. 

– To reiterate, if you’ve found a different healing path, I’m thrilled for you. And I will also continue to destigmatize medication for mental health for those who need it. 

– Finally this quote even though I’m not religious… ha!