Hey sis! In today's episode we discuss what to do for the remaining 2 months of 2020. While this year has been incredibly successful for some in business, it has been the opposite for many. While this year has been a place of growth and purpose or some, the opposite is true for others.
Let's talk about what to do for November and December based on where you ARE.
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I will walk you through a specific game-plan for the rest of the year based on what you've done, where you're at, and what needs to change. You're gonna love it.
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FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPTION:
Hey sisters, here we go. Today. We are going to talk about the end of the year game plan coming up with some strategies and some plans to really close out the year with what the year should look like for you. Because I think that there are two different answers here, as far as what should you be doing with the rest of your 2020? I can't wait to dig into this. Welcome back to The Mompreneur Mastermind Show, where we choose to run insanely successful, passive income businesses that light us up while consuming iced coffee, braless, and flawless, and maybe breaking it down to some gangster rap while our kids aren't looking. Did we just become best friends? Yes. Yes we did. Hey, I'm Stefanie Gass. Six-Figure corporate exec turned top 1% network marketer turn podcaster. I believe when we let God light our path, we experience true miracles. Welcome sister. Let's get pumped up for today's show.
Before we dig into today, this episode, I wanted to let y'all know a couple of really super exciting things. The first one is that I'm going to be speaking at a virtual summit, a virtual live event called the dreamer summit, which is hosted by my friend Paulie Payne, who was actually coming on the podcast in a couple of weeks, a week and a half, I think. And you guys will get to hear from her, but I'm so excited. I'm going to be speaking with just some incredible, incredible women. Christine Caine poly pain, Allie Worthington, Elise Murphy, Claire, Donna. He would just to name a few. It's going to be so good. And if you guys want to grab a ticket and join me, it's going to be December 4th, fifth, and sixth. It's going to be great. You can learn all about this virtual event and I don't know about you guys, but I really have been missing my live events.
That was my favorite way to get coaching. Every single year was to go to in-person live events. I've been doing it for eight years and I love it. And I really, really miss it. I haven't been to one this year with COVID. So this is kind of how we're going to get that fuel. And it's just going to be so, so refreshing. So you guys go to the show notes right here in the description of this podcast, from your phone, just scroll down and check out the description. The link is there for you to grab a ticket. They are super affordable. They're only 40 bucks and you can use my code to save 10 more dollars. Use the code, S T E F 10, and you can save 10 bucks off. Also, if you want to get the whole party kit, there is a vision board planning kit that comes with it.
If you don't have your planner yet from her ratio printing, I highly recommend it. You can literally grab all of those things and be prepared to sit down together, do our planning, our goal, setting our vision board and hear from some incredible, incredible speakers all at the dreamers summit. So again, that link is right below for you guys and then use the code. Save 10. The next thing I wanted to mention is that if you've been wanting coaching before 2021 kicks off and before prices go up for coaching, I raise my prices every January. You'll want to go ahead and book. I have a couple of sessions left for November and I would love to serve you. I would love to help you get that clarity. Get you unstuck, help you come up with the podcast. Roadmap help you come up with the four tiers of brand creation, help you map out the course, whatever you need that comes with with clarity or with podcasting strategy or core strategy.
I'm here for you. Just email us email@example.com and we'll get you set up. Okay. The question has come in quite a few times, Steph, what should we be doing for the rest of the year? What do we do do, what do we do? And I think I really just want to answer this as candidly simply and specifically as I possibly can. There are two types of women in my community, or maybe there are two types of situations. Maybe I should say it this way. There are two types of situations that you find yourself. All right? So I'm going to talk about situation one. You have given 2020, your all you have had an incredible year. It's maybe even been the best year of your entire life. When it comes to revenue to growth, you have done the things, right? You've started the podcast. You've, you've done the work you've shown up in a big audacious way that maybe you haven't shown up before and you've taken on new projects.
Maybe you've done some coaching or you've launched that course or, or whatever, but you've done the things. And those of, you know, you guys know who you are. Okay? Like I'm talking to most of my private clients right now. Like they have art like done in class edible things this year that I can't even believe. I'm so, so proud of you guys. Oh my gosh, you guys have just shown up. You have poured in your businesses. You've been accountable with me. You've done every single thing I've asked of you. And you have just really poured into furthering your mission. And you've done it in such a couple. [inaudible] That here at the end of the year, you may find yourself exhausted. And you know what, for the, those of you that have done that, I just want to give you a permission. Slip. You know, culture tells you that right now you have to push even harder.
Right? And it definitely like certain industries will tell you that certain coaches will even say this. You have got to keep pushing. Don't let the momentum die. Like momentum breeds on moment, success, success breeds, success. Look, I know, and I believe that to an extent, but I also believe in rejoicing in the journey. I also believe in rest. I also believe in soaking right in the miraculous. And so for those, those of you that have just worked really, really hard this year, and you know, if that's you right now, raise your hand, this one's for you. And then I'm gonna talk to those of you that maybe are in the other room bucket. And that's okay. There's no right or wrong answer to this. So for those of you in this bucket with me, you know, I encourage you to really think about how can you maybe pour into the other areas of your life for the rest of this year?
How can you take November and December and walk with God in a deeper capacity? Can you spent hour that you were spending on your business and spend it with God, do your Bible study? I'm doing some Bible studies right now that have to do with food. And I don't know about any of you guys, but I feel like I'm constantly back and forth with, Oh yeah, I got this. Like I'm on the healthy train. And then like I fall back off and like, why is that a struggle? And I decided to look at food through a biblical lens and I found these great Bible studies, DME, if you want the info on those, I'm happy to share. But anyway, so I'm spending some time on that spending more time with your family soaking in these last few months. Look, we're all basically still dealing with COVID.
We're all still home. We can't do as many in-person things as before for the holidays in the past have been such a busy thing. This event, this event, that event, and, and we had sports, we had basketball for my son and that's been canceled. And so it's like, like we're in this beautiful season of rest. And I think that that in and of itself is a miraculous experience that we don't get to have. We, we really have never, never gotten this opportunity to just relax. Yeah. And just rest and, and experience God's beauty in our present lives every day. When's the last time you read a book a week, you know, that was my goal for 2020. And I think I've read six or seven books. Like I wanted to read, get back to reading at this high capacity and it didn't happen, but it can happen for the rest of the year.
I am doing Bible study super intently. What else, what else do you need to do? Maybe you need to refocus on your marriage or on your home for a while. Okay. So here's the permission slip for those of you that have just had an incredible year. Maybe this is your permission slip to lay down the hustle for a little bit. I don't mean give it up completely. I just mean take your focus and sh shifted ever so slightly onto the other areas of your or life that maybe didn't get fed as much as your business did this year. Because there, there are multiple categories of your life, right? God called you guys to be Christ like in more areas than just your business. He called us to show up in a, in an amazing capacity for him first for God, first for prayer and scripture and all of that inner work that we need to do the renewing of the mind every single day, he called us to treat our bodies like a temple, which would mean diet and exercise and figuring out what's going on in that aspect.
And maybe focusing on that, if you haven't, he called us to be amazing mommas and wives in whatever capacity that means to you. And how can that be? How can that become a focus if it hasn't been is what I'm challenging you to think about. Because these last two months, they don't have to be growth in your business. How about if they're just growth in the area that needs it the most? So here's your homework, those of you in this bucket, I want you to spend a few minutes in a journal or a phone or voice memo. If you're like me, like I can't write stuff. Okay, fine voice memo. And just ask yourself these questions. What am I most proud of so far this year until now? What have I done the best in which areas have I been showing up at a super high capacity this year?
Where am I so proud of myself and where have I grown? So I want you to answer all of those, the next part of the page. I want you to go down or the next page over. And I want you to write down which areas need attention. Where is God calling me to do more and to lay down the excuses in how and which area can I be more Christ? Like which areas can I serve that I've been ignoring, or maybe not, not serving at the deepest capacity. And then maybe I think, pray over if that's where you should focus for the rest of the year. Because I think as entrepreneurs we get, so hyper-focused on business growth. We forget that we are a culmination of many pieces, right? We are, we are daughters of the King and we are people. We are not just, we are not just entrepreneurs.
We are humans. And we're here to better humanity in so many different ways. And if we are pouring from a, from an empty cup, we can't serve at our best. And if we aren't showing up as purposeful present wives or moms or, or our home feels chaotic and unkept, and I'm put together, we are again, not operating at our best. If we are not renewing our mind with scripture and in intimacy with God every single day, you are definitely not at your best because the enemy knows that. And he's using the thoughts and maybe the half-truths that he so eloquently plants to keep you from your own potential. So we also have to be honest about the areas that we don't show up for as easily as work and maybe go there. Maybe we shift it from, from 20% over there and 80% in your business, swap it for the last couple of months of the year.
All right. So there's that. And I'll just tell you, that's what I'm doing. Cause I've had the, and it's, what is it today? It's October 28th. We're about to get into November as I sit recording this, but I've had the biggest, best, most profitable, most impactful. I've been pushed the most. I have conquered so many fears. I have done all of the business, things that were on my goal list for 2020. There were like seven things I wrote down all five of the ones that have to do and see there again, right? Five of the seven are in it, have to do with like business or growth in those, in those areas. But they've all been achieved. So when I look at that list, there are two things that I did not accomplish. Right. I did not accomplish getting a handle on food, freedom forever, which I'm working on with these Bible studies.
And then the second one was really intentionally just learning to rest. That's just something that, you know, it's not necessarily in my nature, but it's something I've become so much better at. So I'm challenging myself to actually lay down more than I already have. You know, you guys know I've gotten rid of social media, like almost completely. I'm on there an hour a day, max, Monday through Thursday, sometimes Friday. But I'm, I'm, I'm challenging myself in these last two months to not do more, but to do less better and to say yes to things that really would explode and Excel my business, but which is fine, but also say yes to more experiences, more, more presence, more play time with the kids more, yes. To things that are maybe inconvenient because I have to set the business aside. Does that make sense? I hope that that makes sense to those of you that are in this position.
So then let's switch over. Okay. So that was for those of you that are like, okay, I did all the things. How about those of you that maybe didn't do all the things. Maybe you focused on the other buckets this year. Maybe you, you know, you got it. It's your health and wellness. So in check, you are fit more, fit, more healthy, more energetic than you have ever been before. But your business has kind of been on the, on the back burner. Maybe you haven't done the things you set out to do at the beginning of the year. Maybe you wanted to start that podcast, but you didn't, maybe you want to come up with that course, but you didn't, maybe you did start the podcast, but you've been inconsistent. Maybe you've done certain things in your business, but none of it is making you a profit because you didn't have the messaging.
Right. Or like, it's just not really where you thought you'd be. And it's not because you work super hard. But I think it's just because maybe you weren't intentionally focused on it as your highest, one of your high priorities this year, which is absolutely okay. We've all had those years and you have grace, right. But here, and now, if that's the case, I want you to have a different rest of the year. I want you to flop the other way. So if you've been spending 20% on your business, on your growth, on your podcast or your YouTube channel I want an 80% on all the other things and I'm challenging you to what are those other things? Because those other things are probably compromised comprised of some excuses of some extra social media time that shouldn't be there, or maybe some limiting beliefs about why you can't, why you, shouldn't, why you're not enough.
Why no one would listen to you. Why no one would buy from you. And here's the deal. Those are all lies that you have come to believe about yourself, that the enemy has planted. And you first have to recognize those lies. You have to write them down and then you have to, you have to give them to God so that he can get rid of them. And you can replace them with new truths God-sized truths, because you are all absolutely worthy of bringing your business into the world. You are equipped to start that podcast, to do that course, to get that client, to become that coach, to start that meal prep business, to quit your job and be a stay at home mom or whatever your thing is, you can, you absolutely can. If the call is there, then he will equip you, right. He will make a way he's a way maker.
And so you though have to get out of the way so that God can come in and transform your life in business. So that's the first thing that you need to do over this next 30 days is figure out why you haven't taken action. And then instead of looking for a worldly solutions to that problem, like, Oh, I just need another coach or, Oh, I just need another course or read another book or, Oh, you know, maybe I should just get my planner out and replan. Maybe I just need more time blocks. No, take it to God and have those hard conversations and in prayer and get in scripture, get in the word of God. The greatest, how to book that, that exists on planet earth and you all have it in your home. I think at least on your phone is the Bible is the Holy Bible.
It is full of specific how to answers for you on every problem that you could possibly face. The answers have already been provided. We go to God for answers and prayer. And we forget that the answers he's already gifted us. They're all in front of us right there. But how when's the last time, instead of looking for a worldly solution to your inaction, you looked in the Bible and you look to God to create action for you and to, to remove the lies of the enemy or the half-truths or the limiting beliefs or the excuses or the setbacks or the strongholds or the, or the people that are not not supportive. Listen taking action is the only way you're ever going to build this business that you so desperately want to create. And now is the time I want those of you in this bucket to use the rest of the year to, to bring those lies out and up, bring them up to God, have these conversations, and then you need to work through them using scripture and rewriting those lies and those narratives, not as I am affirmations, that doesn't do anything. That is a bandaid on top of the lie, right? Example, haven't taken action in launching the podcast yet because no one would listen to me lie. Okay. Here is a band-aid African.
I am a podcaster. Okay. Like for me, that doesn't hold any weight like that literally does not make me feel equipped with the armor of God to tackle starting a podcast, which can be really scary and daunting and feel really overwhelming. So how about if we try this, we pray to God. And then we go to our Bibles and we are led to Ephesians six, 10, and we see, well, a six Ephesians, six, 10 through 18, finally be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes for our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms, therefore put on the full armor of God so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground.
And after you have done everything to stand, stand firm, then with the belt of truth, buckled around your waist with the breastplate of righteousness in place and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to this, take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one, take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God. And finally, and pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests with this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people. So now you rewrite the lie with, I am equipped to start this podcast because I, they have the Holy spirit within me, which is literally from God. And I am equipped with his mighty power. I am wearing the armor of God and the beliefs that I have, that I am not good enough to start this show or that no one will listen to me is a lie from the enemy. And, and in Jesus name, those thoughts are rebuked from my mind and my heart. And I'm replacing them with the belief that I am standing firm in the, with the armor of God, with the belt of truth, buckled around my waist. I am ready to fight for my dream because God has given it to me.
How does that feel as a lie rewritten in God's truth? So I want those of you that haven't taken the action for whatever reason, the excuses, the limiting beliefs, the half-truths, the unsupport no money, no finances to figure this stuff out. I have a guest that you've been looking to the world for solutions to these problems. And I'm going to challenge you for November to really every single day, at least five days a week, to wake up 30 minutes earlier than your family and hour. If you're serious about this and get into the word of God, have a conversation, get into the Bible studies that you need to, or just open the Bible and start looking at verses and see asking yourself, how does this apply? And actually I recommend the soap Bible study, which is the same link in this episode where I talked about the event I'm going to be speaking at.
It's the same company that does the Bible studies. You guys can click the link and you can use my code Steph 10 to save 10 bucks and get it because in order for you to have the best year of your life next year, the best year possible, you've got to tap into God sized dreams. If you don't allow God to, to bring these dreams to fruition, by getting rid of the lies you have about yourself, so that he can equip you with the truth, you'll never take action. You're going to find yourself in the same place next year. Wondering why you haven't done the things and the reason you haven't done the things is the enemy loves to keep us stuck because when we play small, he's winning, can you sisters for a minute, imagine the change. Imagine the trajectory of the world, of our children, of the next generation of each of us as a sisterhood, if instead of playing and hiding in what is and hiding and excuses and why we can't, we Rose up and we stood up into our greatest God given potential.
And we did it even though we were still scared and we did it against opposition and against persecution and against the fear that we know fear isn't from God fear is from the enemy. So we get to stand up in that fear and go here. I guess I laugh in the face of fear, right? Like we are so much more powerful than those little half-truths of you're not good enough. I know that's a lie. And I say, not today, Satan, do you say not today? I think you should. I think it's your time. I think the rest of this year is your opportunity to do into all of those things. Those beliefs that you have about yourself, transform them, use December to map out the biggest, best, most incredible God field plan that you've ever mapped out. And then to leap audaciously and have 2021 be something that you are so insanely proud of because you know, for once that you have allowed God to lead you, to use your mouth, to use your mind, to let Holy spirit work through you so that you can do the incredible things that make the impact that you were in tended to from day one, from the moment that God created you, you have a purpose, you have impact inside of you.
You have kingdom change right inside of you inside of your heart, inside of your voice, inside of your mission. And it is a disservice, not only to the people who need you the most, but a disservice to God to continue small. So, well, that may be a lot to take in. I just, I want you to sit with that. I want you to pray over that. And I want you to answer that question of what have I been called to do that. I am not doing needs to change. Why have I not done it? What are the beliefs I have about myself? What are the excuses that the enemy has planted in my mind? And how can I rewrite those using godly truths, using scripture as a foundation for truth so that I can rise up in the armor of God. And I want you to do that for the month of November, while still showing up in your business and while still showing up in the other areas of your life so that we can do the ground.
You guys, we have to lay this groundwork. We have to be reborn in God's truth before we will have success. So those coaches, those mentors, those podcasts, those books, those people that are telling you, you just need to do more in your business. And that would be the answer. If that, if that was the answer, you would have already done it. If that was the answer, you would already have success. You would already have the multi-six figure businesses, but here's the thing. It's not that easy because the world isn't telling you the truth, the world is telling you the secret to success is in just doing more. But the secret to success is doing more God's way and releasing the lies that have kelp kept you stuck and held you hostage from your greatest potential. For years. When we finally accept that that's what's really been going on and we see the truth, we can't, un-see it.
And that's such a glorious feeling to know that, wow, I've been deceived. I've been stuck. I've been held back, but I'm free. I'm ready to do this work. And I'm ready to be released. I want you to think about, you've been this caged living with this cage of lies. What's keeping you from doing the things from taking action from leaping and fear, from rising to your own potential from, from meeting with the client or launching the podcast or doing the thing. And you've, you've felt like it was such an overbearing thing, but the beauty is that cage. If you would've just touched the cage, if you would have, I just grabbed the bars and shaken them, you would realize it was made of smoke the whole cage. And all of a sudden, when you shake the cage and you work and you push through it, even though you're afraid of that cage, it fades away like a puff of smoke.
And all of a sudden here you are, and you literally become free. And now you're a free bird and you have wings to fly. And you're going to add, ask God to pave the way to clear the skies, because guess what she is, it's coming. She is on fire for the Lord, and she is going to be equipped with every single thing that she needs, needs to bless this world with her gifts. Let's pray. I pray father that whoever needed to hear this message today just takes in your guidance, that they just are open to transforming the thoughts, the renewing of their mind in you and your truth, which is the word of God. And they bring these to you and you have help them, help them release the lies that they have been believing for far too long, so that they can be equipped to shine.
So they can be equipped to grow and to lead and to inspire and to be truth bringers and kingdom chain, kingdom, world changers, and do all the things that you have in store for them. And I, for those listening that have done those things this year, God, that you just pour into them a new sense of fulfillment and you show them the other areas that you would like them to show up for in the next couple of months and remind them that we are full when we are balanced in all the different areas and callings that you've given us in all the gifts from our children to our marriages, to ourselves. And that one is not necessarily more important than the other, but that you are the most important part of this entire puzzle. And that you remind them that you are here for them, with them today, tomorrow. And always, we love you. We trust you in Jesus name. Amen. I'll meet you guys back here next week. So much love and light! Stef
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