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The Core Motivator in my Business

By Sarah Hayes, as told by Sara Shelton
Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series

The core motivator in my business with Sarah Hayes of Love & Spreadsheets. | Shanna Skidmore #theblueprintmodel #moneymindset

“Business just isn’t for me.”

I told myself that sentence time and time again years ago. I’d been working on running a design business at the time, but eventually, I opted to shut it down. Why? Well, because like I said: “Business just isn’t for me.”

I worked in about a million other fields before landing where I am today. Now, I’m a workflow and systems strategist and educator for creative entrepreneurs, but before this, I was in government, big business, non-profits, corporate, and more.

Honestly, I hated every single one of those jobs. So after a lot of workplace frustration and some much-needed direction, I made the leap back to entrepreneurship for myself and started my company, Love & Spreadsheets, officially.

Early on into business I jumped into the Blueprint Model. And you know what I learned? As it turns out, business actually is for me!

The frustrations I had with trying to run a business disappeared this time around because of the Blueprint Model. I learned that not only could I run a business, but I could run the kind of business I want. The kind of business that works for me.

And it’s all because I built my business around my core motivator:

time!

For my business and my life, time is my biggest motivation. I not only want to have more of it for myself, but I want to use it wisely. I don’t want to waste it, and I don’t want to give it to the wrong things. With that in mind, I was able to define exactly what success looked like for me. To me, success in business meant more time spent the way I wanted to spend it, both on my business and myself.

With that in mind, I made some changes.

Related: A sneak peak at Shanna’s four Core Motivators™ for defining success available only through The Blueprint Model curriculum

I started by creating more package-based services. This allowed me to not only charge more for the services I offered, but to craft my schedule a little bit more specifically. In other words, it gave me more control over my time! I also figured out new systems and workflows that worked well in my business, and I implemented them to take time away from trying to manage a business without structure. And only a year into this shift, I’m at a point where I can step completely away from hourly, recurring work and move specifically to offering only the services and products that best fit my core motivator and give me the life I want to live.

The Blueprint Model changed the way I saw not just my business, but business as a whole. It helped me create a business model that fits me—the kind that makes room for the things that I value.

And it showed me that yes, in fact, business really is for me!

JOIN THE WAITLIST TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FOUR CORE MOTIVATORS

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*Headshot Credit: Aislinn Kate Photography


P.S. DO YOU DREAM OF:

→ finally making money doing what you love!

understanding your core motivator in life and business

providing real income for your family without having to sacrifice all your time and energy to the non-stop hustle.

transforming your business (and life!) just like hundreds of other men and women who’ve implemented this proven business blueprint.

If that sounds like a dream year, then I want to invite you to join us inside The Blueprint Model!

JOIN THE BLUEPRINT MODEL WAITLIST FOR MORE DETAILS!

The core motivator in my business with Sarah Hayes of Love & Spreadsheets. | Shanna Skidmore #theblueprintmodel #moneymindset

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