how to create more alignment in your business
Alignment. It’s like the new ‘it’ word that everyone out there seems to be talking about again and again in the online space. The real question is, what the heck does it mean and how does that make an impact in your own business?
The truth is that beyond the hype, alignment is in fact something that everyone needs to have in their business. For me alignment is all about getting over to that place where everything simply flows.
Sure, as an entrepreneur, there are always going to be challenges and hurdles along the way - that’s totally normal. However, what we are looking for is to be in a place where things feel easy and with flow. A moment when finally you can start to worry about normal business things, such as how to scale faster, or how to hire a team - and stop stressing about normalizing the amount of people coming in while you get through this feast and famine syndrome.
To me alignment is about freedom. About finally doing the things you were meant to be doing and become THE boss of your business, not a simple employee. To let go of the days where you are just focusing on dealing with tweaking your website, playing around in Canva, handling objections or trying to figure out tech - and to finally step into this leadership role which allows you to make a larger impact.
The question is, how do you do that? Well, I’m sharing with you 5 keys to build and create alignment in your business. Also, make sure you sign up for this free mini course that walks you through the secrets to building a Brand that Attracts so that you can position yourself as an expert in your field.
Alignment key #1: Clarity
Like with everything else in life, it always begins with clarity. Meaning, you need to know what you are truly about in order to create success and know where you are going. To me, clarity in your business begins with you getting clear on your why.
Yes - I know it’s almost a cliché at this point, but uncovering your why is what allows you to stay focused and moving forward in your business. I believe that the moment you get clear on your purpose and your why, it radically changes the game for you.
On a personal note, for me, my purpose is to help people connect to their best selves and see that they are here to make an impact. To realize that they are important that their message matters. I’m also here to show my daughters that NOTHING is impossible and that they can dream and be as big as they want to be.
But also, beyond getting clear on your why, it’s also important to get clear on what you are about. So you want to ask yourself questions such as:
- What is my core message?
- What do I stand for?
- Why does it matter?
- What is the ultimate benefit people get when working with me?
Ironically, here’s where most entrepreneurs get stuck at the most. They know that they have a fire in their heart, but they have a really hard time expressing what that is and getting clear on results. I talked more about getting over self-doubt and taking action over here - and the truth is that you need to find a way to understand the truth behind why you are serving and trying to make an impact.
Ultimately, when you have clarity you make better connections with yourself and with others and that’s what will lead you to have more alignment in your business.
Alignment key #2: Confidence + certainty
Sometimes you might have an incredible marketing strategy - but your confidence and certainty in yourself is way off - and that means that no matter what you do, you fail.
I’ve had clients that have spent thousands of dollars working with some of the biggest names out there. Like literally - spent hundreds of thousands with access to the most elite ground-breaking strategies ... and yet... they don’t get results.
Honestly. That’s painful. Following all of this hype and all of this apparently magic strategies that seem to work on everyone but you.
Doing webinars, spending money on ads, creating a perfectly crafted VSL... and nothing.
All of this money. All of this time only to not get results.
And of course, since you don’t get results, this ends up affecting your self confidence even more.
To me, there’s nothing more powerful than having confidence in what you do. While everyone suffers from impostor syndrome, and that’s normal, you also need to genuinely believe in yourself and what you are about.
There are a ton of ways to breed more confidence, and for me it starts with you owning up to your true value. For example, I worked with a Career Coach, Eileen a while ago. She was feeling super low in confidence and unsure of herself. She felt that there was nothing unique about her, and she kept on comparing herself to other people and feeling like no matter what she did, she was never going to be seen as good enough.
So when we worked together, I dove deep to uncover what her strengths were. Through mindset and a ton of self-discovery, we were able to uncover the things that made her truly powerful. This translated into building a brand in which she felt confident and certain in.
Because the other part of this is having certainty in yourself. That is fundamental. At the end of the day, every sales expert knows that it’s the most convinced side that wins. And if you aren’t certain in your value and the transformations you are able to generate for other people, I promise you, you won’t be able to make sales.
This is the secret to sales that most people don’t know. For you to ‘win’ you need to win yourself over first. You need to believe in what you do and have confidence in what you offer. This is something I work on with my clients every day, and it’s what leads ME personally to believe that I am THE BEST at what I do. Notice I didn’t say one of the best or really good, I said the best. I genuinely believe that with total humility. It’s my gift and my passion.
That is the certainty and confidence that is taking my business to 7 figures.
I talk more about how to create this confidence in the Mini Course, make sure you sign up for it below.
Alignment key #3: Consistency
You know that you are in alignment when you are able to attract clients consistently into your business. This means that you can finally stop worrying about starting from zero each month and start focusing on serving the people who are already here.
This process comes from you creating a marketing strategy that is strong and powerful and that does a good job of actually generating leads for you.
So the truth is that most coaches out there are teaching you a ton of tactics that are good, but not necessarily the ones that will take you all the way. What you need to focus on is on lead generation instead of list building. List building is all about, well, building your list and having a larger database. While that’s important, it’s not as important as finding the way in which you are going to turn those people into actual leads. I see this happening all the time with people, They have a ton of followers on social media, they are excited about it - and yet, they have no clue how to monetize.
The reason for this? They are focused on list building and not lead generation. In lead generation you have a process which is extremely powerful and capable of building trust and authority so that your audience sees you as THE person to work with.
On the flip side of consistency, it’s about making sure that there’s consistency in your message and what you are putting out there. A lot of entrepreneurs struggle with being too all over the place and not focused enough in the way in which they communicate to their audience.
Their website says one thing, their marketing drives people in a completely different direction. This usually happens because they are missing clarity in what they do.
You want to be in a place where you are consistently showing up with the right message and confidence in yourself.
Anyways, as you can see, there are a ton of layers when we talk about consistency:
- Consistency in your message
- Consistency in your marketing
- Consistency in the way in which you show up
Alignment key #4: Commitment
This is a really important one. Part of the reason why you are not having success in what you do is that there is a clear lack of commitment to your business. AKA - you end up playing way too small. Like WAY too small.
You think that you can figure it all out on your own and you keep on dabbling with your business. If you want to be in alignment in your business, you need to be able to go all in. To give it your all and have this be your plan A-Z.
I resonate with this a ton personally because if there’s something that has characterized me over the years is my intense commitment to my business.
I truly, genuinely will do anything to build success - not only for me, but because I know that by getting out there it means that I am transforming more lives.
This is the reason why I have created over 15 versions of my masterclass, and have gotten it to a point where it is TRULY transformational and mind blowing and I get hundreds of messages from people thanking me for it again and again.
When you are committed to your business, your success and your clients, it brings even more alignment your way.
Alignment Key #5: Connection
Finally, it all comes back to you being connected. And, once again, there are a few layers when we talk about connection for your business.
Connection to your message
Connection to your mission
Connection to your audience
I believe that this is probably one of THE most important things every single entrepreneur needs to have in order to create the success you want and have even more alignment.
The more connected you are to all of the four other keys in alignment, the more powerful you will become.
When you are in alignment, it comes from you realizing that the truth is that it’s NOT about you making more money or paying the bills, but about you building connections with others and transforming their lives in the process.
The more I work on my business, the more I realize that the more I focus on building connections and the less I think about making money, the more success I have.
Pretty darn cool, right?
Having these 5 keys in place are the most important aspect of you being able to create massive success with what you do and build that ALIGNMENT that everyone keeps talking about.
I break down the HOW behind all of this in much more detail in the Free mini course - make sure you sign up for it right here.
Now let me ask you, do you feel you have alignment in your business?