#009 – My Monthly Routine for Success, Advice on Growing your Followers & The App that’s Changed My Health

You think you want 1M followers on social media. Think again.

Alex details the importance of steering away from the vanity of social proofing, challenges users to make a difference in their audience’s lives and shares intimately what her July was like.

“Don’t get lost in the social media game of numbers.”

Stay motivated as she covers her monthly mantra that gets her amped for success and how you too can feel great when you get back into your zone of focus.

This is On Purpose.

In this Podcast you’ll learn

  • Disregarding social media numbers
  • How to create impact in the lives around you
  • Taking charge of your nutrition
  • Therapy as mental nourishment
  • Alex’s 3-step routine to monthly success

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In this episode, I’m going to share my monthly success routine. My advice on growing your social media followers and an app that has revolutionized my health. Welcome to on purpose. Do you ever feel like you’re trying to balance it all, nourishing your health while growing your business and living a life well lived. And no matter how hard you try, sometimes you slip from purpose driven into autopilot. Take a deep breath, relax, and let’s get you back to where you belong. On purpose

Hello, friends, welcome to episode number nine of on purpose with Alex Beadon. I’m so excited that you are here listening to this wherever you’re joining me from in the world, I just want to say welcome. I’m in a really fun mood. So I’m really excited to be recording this podcast, I think it’s gonna be a really good one. So just kind of giving you a heads up that this is one you’re going to want to listen to all the way through till the end. Before we dive into the goodness of this episode, I have one thing to share with you. If you struggle with what to post on your Instagram story and you’re ready to grow your online tribe build your brand and boost your sales, definitely come check out my signature online course gram slum. The course is short and sweet. You could literally finish it in a day. And it is going to make a huge impact on how you communicate to your audience using Instagram Stories. Join Today over at Graham dash slam.com forward slash join. Okay, let’s dive in. So this week has been pretty interesting because my boyfriend Nick, who I live with is currently in Colombia, working with a charitable organization there. It’s a long story. But long story short, he’s not here at home with me this week, which has been amazing. And I mean that in like the kindest way possible. I absolutely adore Nick, obviously, he’s my boyfriend, I have so much love and respect for him. I love living with him. But simultaneously, the fact that he’s been gone for the past week has been so refreshing, it’s so nice to like, wake up in my own bed have my own space. I think when like whenever you’re in a couple whenever you’re in a relationship, it’s super healthy to spend time apart, right? It’s so so good. When one person leaves the other person can experience life without that person, you learn to be more grateful for certain things that that person does for you. And then the person who’s away, so like him in Colombia, right now, he is having new experiences. He’s getting to explore a new country. So it’s just so positive for both individual parties. And I think when you’re in a relationship, it’s just important that you’re both not only growing together as a couple, but also growing individually. And what better way to grow individually than to have some high quality alone time. So I’ve really been enjoying it. Having said that, I am looking forward to seeing him again and getting to talk to him again. He’s been pretty much Mia, which has also added to the interest of this entire time because we haven’t been texting nonstop. We haven’t we’ve like had one calls since he’s been gone. Because the connection where he is is just not 100%. And also he’s super busy with what he’s been working on. So yeah, it’s been nice to have some space, but I’m also really looking forward to being reunited next week. So next week, I will be flying to Colombia. Maybe when you listen to this, yeah, when you listen to this, it will be two more days until I fly to Colombia. So if you want to keep up with my Colombian adventures, make sure you’re following me on Instagram at Alex beaten. But yeah, I’m excited for us to be reunited again, but also really grateful for this time apart. And if you’re listening and you’re in a couple, like ask yourself, How can I get more alone time or especially if you live together? Especially if you live together? Especially if you’re married? Like if you’re married? I’m going to ask this question on my Instagram because I’m super curious. Like when was the last time that you guys spent time apart? Because I think it’s pretty common for people who live together to not ever really vacation alone, you know, so I’m interested to hearing what your perspective is on that. I think Nick and I are also really lucky because we’re both self employed, which means like, we don’t really have to deal with vacation days or anything like that. So it’s easy for us to have these holiday times apart. Like when I went to LA when I went to Hawaii and for him now in Colombia. But we can still have that time together as well because there’s not really a limit on our vacation days. So I’m interested in hearing from you guys. So definitely message me on Instagram and let me know where are you at in that couples vacation? Like do you ever spend time apart? Are you pretty much together all the time? I’m super curious about that and Anyway, today, I really wanted to cover a topic that has been super popular in my inbox lately. Everyone wants to know how to get more social media followers. And it’s kind of this ironic thing. It’s like, I just don’t get the obsession with social media numbers like, don’t get me wrong, I understand that it’s a great form of social proof in your business. It shows other people that, you know, you’re an authority that people follow you that they look up to you. But really, and truly, it’s like 100%, a vanity metric, like, all I’m saying is that there are other things that you should be focusing your full attention on, right? So instead of focusing on the numbers, and being obsessed with the numbers, focus on your value, and I’m going to say value metric, if you can find a way to measure how much value you’re giving. So maybe you’re like, Okay, you know, instead of aiming for 1000 followers, or 10,000 followers, or 100,000, followers, I’m going to aim to really make a difference in 10 people’s lives this month, or whatever that number looks like for you. Right? So really focusing on the value you’re giving, becoming obsessed with giving as much value with making as much of an impact as you possibly can. Because the truth is, that’s how you grow clout. That’s how you grow authority. That’s, like, I see so many people growing their Instagram accounts for the sake of getting a higher and higher number. And to me, it’s like, you are constantly chasing that carrot stick. And every time you get closer, the carrot stick gets farther away. It’s like this never an ending chase for the numbers, it’s something that you’ll never be satisfied with. The numbers is just such like an empty chase you you’re always going to want more more, more more. Whereas if you focus on value, you’re actually focusing on something that matters, you’re focusing on something that has meaning you’re focusing on something that’s going to make you feel fulfilled, if you if you make an impact in someone’s life, if someone messages you and says wow, like you really made a difference to me today. That feels so much better than getting an extra follower. And it’s so much better for your business as well, because it’s legit, it’s full of meaning you’re actually making an impact. So whether you’re male, you decide, okay, I’m going to do it. Alec says I’m going to focus on the value. And you decide that you’re going to focus on making more of an impact in people’s lives, whether that’s through actually putting out content, whether that’s through actually reaching out to people and being like, Hey, I would love to help you with whatever it is that you do. So let’s say that you’re a nutritionist, maybe you decide that you’re going to take on this challenge and try to impact as many people as you can this week. Let’s just try it this week, guys, right? And we could check in next week and see how everyone’s going. I feel like we should definitely name this it should be called like the Impact Challenge or something like that. The Impact Challenge with Alex Beadon. Anyway, take the Impact Challenge, focus on creating as much impact in people’s lives as you possibly can over the next seven days, and just see how it pans out and have no strings attached. So if you’re a nutritionist, and you’re like, Okay, every day on Instagram, I’m going to show up, and I am going to give a tip or I’m going to teach something to people that I know a lot of people have a misconception around, or I’m going to literally prompt people and tell them Hey guys, this week, I’m giving away seven free, I don’t know 15 minute calls or 30 Minute Calls, or like whatever feels good to you, right? And just put it out there, no strings attached. See what happens. Focus on giving value focus on showing up and making as big of an impact in people’s lives as you possibly can and see how it changes in just seven days. Like what’s going to change for you in just seven days. So yeah, that’s my my entire, like, when people talk to me, they’re like, Oh, my numbers aren’t growing. To me. It’s like, don’t look at your numbers. If you’re looking at the numbers, you’re focusing on the wrong thing. Even me, like, I currently have 25,000 followers on Instagram. And there’s this ego part of me that’s like, ooh, but look at so and so she has 100,000 followers, that’s four times you are looking at that person, she has 250,000 followers, that’s 100 times you, right? For me, it’s like, I mean, it’s it’s just one of those things where it’s like, I can’t I can’t change it. I can’t there’s nothing that I can control about it. I can sit around and I can find these strategies in these ways of like growing my audience super quickly. But my thing is, I don’t want you to follow me unless you really know who I am and like who I am and you intentionally decided to follow me like to me I’m I’m chasing more of a high quality follower. How do you get high quality followers, you get high quality followers by showing up and being a value in service. So like for me even when I might post a picture and it might get a really low number of likes, I don’t care. Like, sorry, I’m not out here to be like, Oh, how many likes did this picture get? How many likes? Did that picture get?

Is it not reflecting well on my brand or business if I didn’t get likes or whatever? No, I’m just showing up to give value like that is it? That is my commitments show up give value make as much of an impact, positive impact as I possibly can and call that George. For those of you who don’t know, my entire life, I grew up thinking that call that George was like, a very common saying, turns out it’s a Trini saying, which means that people here in Trinidad say it. And I don’t know, do you say that call that George because it really just means and that’s that’s like and call that George. And that that’s it? That’s the end. But I’ll never forget, this is a second time I’m bringing up Adrian Dorsen. In my podcast. This is so funny. But we were together in Hawaii at our mastermind, and we’re in the bathroom getting ready for dinner or something. And I said I’m call that George. And she was like, who’s George? I was like, no, no, it’s just the saying. Anyway, I got off topic. So yeah, don’t get lost in the social media game of numbers, guys, it is a vanity metric. And honestly, just focus on providing value and as much impact as you possibly can take the Impact Challenge with Alex Beadon. Make sure you tag me and let me know how it goes. But yeah, make it about the value. Okay, another thing that happened for me this week that I wanted to bring up is the importance of surrounding yourself with people who are having a really positive impact on you, who are causing you to really look at your life, evaluate your life, and are prompting you to be the best version of yourself. So this weekend, I went down the islands with a few of my friends. And one of them was a girl who I normally don’t spend much time with her name is Beatrice B for short. And she’s this really awesome British chick, I absolutely adore her good energy. Anyway, we’re all in this boat. And for those of you who don’t know, when, when I say we went down the islands in Trinidad, that just means like, you literally go into boats, and you drive off the coast, and they have like a sprinkle of islands around the place. And you’d basically just park up your boats in the ocean next to an island, and you just enjoy the day, on the ocean, you can go swimming, and have some drinks, have some food, it’s really nice. Anyway, so I was there spending some time with my friends. And all of a sudden, we were all talking about the state of the world we were talking about, you know, Trump and we were talking about Trinidad, and we’re just talking about like all of these, just things that are happening in the world. And I expressed a feeling of just sometimes I just feel so defeated by what’s happening on the planet. It feels like so much help is needed. It feels like there’s so much that needs to be done to make the world a better place. That sometimes I feel hopeless. Sometimes I feel defeated. Sometimes it feels like there’s nothing I can do to make a difference. And I love this story be stopped me and she was like, What are you talking about? She’s like, there’s so much that you can do. And then she basically went on this long spiel of like, all of the different things that you can do in Trinidad to make Trinidad a better place. She started talking about how, you know, it’s such a frustration of hers that people always say, oh, like, you know, what is it that I can do to help when there’s so much you can do to help you just have to focus pick one thing that you want to show up in and just go right. And so she mentioned a charity called One Love Trinidad. And she was like, you know, they’re currently looking for volunteers. And the great thing is that they’re looking for volunteers in the marketing space. And that’s what you do. So this might be a perfect fit. And so I started working with one love Trinidad. And what I love about it is that like my level of involvement can be as much or as little as I want. I want to get involved in a way that’s manageable for my life, where I’m not taking on a whole next level of responsibility, because I already have so much responsibility happening in my business, but where I can still be a source of help, where I can still be a resource that they can ask, okay, you know, we’re trying to sell this many tickets. What should we do? What marketing ideas do you have? So I just felt really inspired this week by her response, you know, don’t get overwhelmed. That was weird. I just had a voice break. Don’t get overwhelmed by the chaos in the world. Don’t think that you can’t make a difference. Everyone can make a difference. You just need to like find your lane and get to it. And so I just wanted to pass that words of wisdom on from be today to all of you to really ask yourself, you know, what part are you playing and making the world a better place? We can only be responsible for our lives and the actions that we take. So really, you know, something that I’m trying to start doing is looking at every single thing in my life and being like, is this negatively or positively affecting the world like we all are here on this planet and I have a very strong desire to leave the world better than when I found it, it’s kind of like when you move into a house. So I spent my childhood moving from home to home to home country to country to country, because my dad worked for a job that moved us around a lot. So we really live that expat life. I’m a third culture kid through and through. And I will never forget my mom growing up, she would always be like, we want to leave the house better than we found it. So she would like plant flowers or, you know, upgrade some part of the inside of the house, just to always be leaving things better than when you found it. And I feel the same way about the Earth, right? So small things like I used to use plastic bags to go grocery shopping, and I’m now trying to make a real effort to use my reusable bags, little things like that, like what little changes can you make that’s going to make the world a better place? What kind of organization can you volunteer with? That’s going to feel good for you. Because I think for me, my frustration with volunteer work has always been like, I want to work, I want to help in a really specific way where I’m using my skills where I feel like my skills are being put to use because, yes, it’s great to help, you know, find supplies or like put together meals or things like that. And I think you know, when people do that it is super helpful. But sometimes for me, it feels like I could help in a bigger way I could help at a higher level. And that’s kind of where I feel most drawn to help. So really just listening to your own intuition around it. Like what would feel fun for you? Where can you apply your skills? Or how can you help in a way that that feels like you are making the most of an impact. Okay. So the moral of the story, guys, is to spend time with people who cause you to see things differently and encourage you to be better. Thank you, Beatrice. Okay, the next thing I want to share with you is something that’s really changed my nutritional Game Over the past few days. So for those of you who follow me on Instagram Stories, you will know that back in June, I went to Hawaii on a mastermind trip, which basically means that I meet with a variety of business owning women. And we all come together and we do hot seats, and we bounce ideas off of each other, help each other with our businesses. It’s so inspiring and so beneficial. And yeah, I just absolutely love it. Anyway, the last time I was there, my girl, Maggie, and let me just bring her up on Instagram so that I can share with you what her Instagram is. But anyway, my girl, Maggie basically gave me a hair test, which basically means that she cuts off about three square inches of your hair from the very roots, right? And what she does is she takes it she then cuts off the first two or three inches of the hair, and she sends it away for testing. So my results came back and we had the conversation on the phone. And she basically said, okay, here are a few things that I’ve learned about you through your hair test. She was like number one, your metabolism and I don’t think she used the word metabolism. I’m just using it because I feel like that’s how I best understand it. It’s basically the rate at which your body digests food, minus low, right? So because I have a slow digestion rate, she recommended that I divide my eating habits into 40% carbohydrates, 40% fats, and no sorry, 40% carbohydrates. 40% protein, 20% fat. This was news for me, because to be quite honest with you guys, I didn’t even know what a carbohydrate was like, if you had said, Hey, what is this carb protein or fat? I would have been like, I don’t know. So when she told me that I needed to do 40% carbs, 40% protein 20% fat I was like, sounds good. So I started going about my days cooking meals that I think look 40% carbs 40% Fat 20%

I keep messing this up. But you know what I mean? 4040 20. And she messages me? And she’s like, Hey, because I asked her and she was like, Oh, that looks delicious. And I was like, does this abide by my 4040 20 rule? And she was like, No, sunflower seeds are fat. This is fat, that’s fat. I’m eating so much more fat and my body digest fat at a slower rate, which then basically means that it’s spending so much energy digesting all of these fats instead of taking that energy and using it on other parts of my body that may also need it. Right. So anyway, to make a long story short, I realized that I had to start focusing on learning what carbs proteins and fats really look like. I’m also a vegetarian, which means that my protein definitely needs some help. So there’s nothing like tracking your progress, to really understand how you’re doing if you’re not measuring your progress. How do you know how you’re doing? This goes for like sales in your business. This goes for your health, it goes for whatever. So I found this app called chronometer. I’m going to spell it for you because I don’t know if you’re gonna be able to find it c r o n o m e t e r chronometer. And what I love about it is that I have putting it up every day, I add the foods that I’m eating as I eat them, I’m pretty good at remembering. And then at the end of the day, it gives me a nice little pie chart breaking down, how much fats, protein and carbs I had. And guys, I’ve been doing this for the last five days, and not one single day, have I managed to abide by my 4040 20 rule? I mean, I’m not even close to 4040 20. Firstly, my protein is never high enough. Secondly, my fats are always way too high. I’m probably eating 4040 20, where the 20 is protein, and the fats are 40 and the carbs or fats that make no sense. How do you nutritionists talk about this without mixing them all up? Anyway, to make a long story short, I have not been eating according to how I should be eating. But it’s okay. Because these first few days of me using this app, it’s really just to help me better understand what is fats, what, what are carbs, what are proteins. The more educated I get, the more I learn about the food that I’m putting in my body, the better decisions I’m going to be able to make moving forward. So for me, even though I’m not hitting my goals, and like it’s all good, because I’m learning, right? So it’s just been really great to, for example, yesterday, I made quinoa with black beans, and I inserted it into my app. And I was like, You know what, I normally like to add tomatoes. So I’m gonna go and add some tomatoes. But when I went to add tomatoes to the app, it showed me that tomatoes are like pretty much pure carbs, right? And I was like, Oh, I really need some more protein. So instead, I added green peas, which have a much higher protein. What do you call protein measurements than tomatoes. And so just by swapping out tomatoes for Greenpeace, I was able to get more protein into my diet. Done. So like, that’s just a small example of like, just learning about the food that you’re putting into your body and trying to eat the most healthy, nutritious way that you possibly can. Okay, so yeah, if you’re someone who is really wanting to learn more about nutrition, I would highly recommend the chronometer app. Okay, the next thing I have to speak to you guys about is my first therapy session ever. You guys seem fascinated by this, I shared this on my Instagram stories. And I got so many people messaging me about therapy, saying that they’ve gone to therapy therapy has changed their lives. Or the other side of the spectrum, which many of you were telling me that you want to go to therapy, but you’ve been putting it off, and you haven’t gotten around to it yet. And you were really curious about how my first session went. And to be honest with you, that’s kind of what I was like, I’ve been wanting to go to therapy for the past few months. And I’ve had my therapist number for the past few months sitting in my phone. And I have literally procrastinated on making the call and booking in my first session for three months. So the first thing I have to say is that I’m proud of myself for making the call, I’m proud of myself for showing up, I think the first time you do anything like that, it’s always the most uncomfortable. Because you don’t know where the place is, you don’t know where to park, you don’t know what the woman’s actually going to be like you don’t know what to expect. So it comes with like a lot of initial nerves and fear. When I showed up, she was super nice. She sat me down and she was like, Listen, you know, this first session is really just to help me get to know you as as best as I possibly can. So she started out by just asking me like, okay, you know, what is it that you’re struggling with? For me, I’m struggling with anxiety, like, that seems to be the biggest factor of me wanting to go to therapy, it’s just that I’m very anxious. And I understand that my thoughts are a trigger to my anxiety. So I feel like if I go to someone who’s a professional, and I can lay out all of my thoughts on the table, and that professional can help me sort through with an unbiased perspective. To me, that’s super valuable. And so that’s really why I wanted to go to therapy. So I told her all of that we had the entire session. And it felt good to talk to someone who is a professional listener, who can really help me see things from an unbiased perspective. She made a lot of pattern recognition. She was able to really like look at all of the stories I told her and been like, Okay, here’s the similarity between this and knots. She drew parallels that I had never seen before. It’s a pretty bizarre experience to share your life story with someone and then for them to kind of reflect back to the congruency that they see and a variety of your different stories. So that was so powerful. I’m a very self reflective person. So for me, I just loved you know, that side of it, just listening to what she was reflecting back to me. And then, you know, we went through the entire Her session I think I cried like three times. When I say cried, I wasn’t like bawling, but tears were definitely welling up to the surface, which I think is probably normal in therapy. And she was super, super nice about it. And she was like, Yeah, this is totally normal, don’t worry. And at the end of the session, she was like, Cool, Alex. Well, that’s it for today. That’s the end of our session, when can I expect to see you again? And I was like, what? That’s it, you’re not gonna give me homework or anything. So I booked my next session for next week, Tuesday. So by the time you’re listening to this, you’re listening to this on a Monday. So my next session is actually happening tomorrow. And yeah, I’m really excited about it, I’ve decided that she seems like a good fit for me. So I think I’m going to commit to going to her at least two or three times a month for the next three months, just to kind of see how that goes. And a lot of you guys were asking me how I found her. I actually just asked around, I asked a lot of different friends. Have you been to therapy? If you have, who did you go to? What were they like? What did you like about them? What did you like about them? And I think just asking those types of questions and getting feedback from people. That is really what helped me make my decision of who it was that I wanted to go see. But I would say guys, like, don’t let the uncertainty of it stop you from going. We make so many investments in ourselves every day. Like if you think about all the money you spend on yourself on food, on clothes, on education on entertainment, and then ask yourself, you know, when was the last time you spent money on your mental health? And for me, that answer is like $2 for a meditation app. So I would definitely recommend it. And I, if you’re scared about who you go to, or like finding the perfect person, my advice would be to just like surrender that worry and be like, I trust that I’m going to find the right person, even if the first person I go to is not the right person. And you can listen to your own intuition. If you show up in the room and this person is on a good fit, you’ll immediately know and you never have to go back again. Right, but just kind of like leaving that door open and being like I trust, I’ll find the right person. And I’m ready to start going to therapy and start prioritizing this in my life, if that is a good fit for you. Okay, I’ve shared everything that has been my reflections from this week, I feel like this is going to be a really long episode, because I’m now going to share with you my monthly success routine. This is something that makes a huge difference in my life. And I don’t do it every single month, because I’m not perfect. And I’m human. And sometimes I forget. But if I’m having a really good month, and if I’m really on top of my game, this is something I do every single month. So I thought it might be fun to share it with you guys every month and to help keep me accountable by sharing it with you guys every month. So from now on, at the beginning of every month, I’m going to do this monthly success routine with you guys. I’m going to try it for a few months, see what the response is like, and see how comfortable I feel with sharing all of this detail with you guys, because this is a lot of personal detail we’re about to go into. But I do think that by listening to you know my monthly success routine, hopefully it will inspire you in your own and you can implement this into your own schedule. So let’s get started. The first thing that I do is I review the previous month. So we’re currently in August. This is the first week of August. Yes. We just left July cut by July. Goodbye, goodbye. Goodbye, goodbye. And now it’s time to look back at July and really celebrate all of the wins, like what is there to celebrate from July. So first and foremost, Laura was here,

which was amazing having Laura here and really getting to be together for the first time as co workers and as a team and getting to show her my life here in Trinidad. It was just amazing. Like we had so many fun experiences together. We also worked super, super, super hard. So that’s definitely something that I added to my list. Katherine had her last day in July so July was the month we said goodbye to Cath on the team. We launched the podcast on purpose with Alex Beadon. And we reached our goal of 100 podcast reviews in the first seven days, we made the top 200 business podcast in the US on iTunes in our first week, which is mind blowing to me guys, I can’t tell you just I’m so grateful. I’m so so so grateful for all of the love and support that we’ve had around the podcast. It means the world to me, I love when you guys message me on Instagram and share your insights from the podcast. It’s just so much fun and I feel reinvigorated with everything that’s happening on the podcast and like sharing this content with you really excites me. So it’s like I just have this newfound pleasure in the content I’m creating because for the longest time I was making videos and I Just felt like it got stale. And then I lost my YouTube channel. So I decided to start a podcast. And now we’re here. And I just want to say I’m super grateful. So July was podcast launch month. And it was a huge success. Also, July was the month that we really started getting into a weekly work routine for the first time ever, thanks to Laura, which has been super beneficial. So for example, I know that every Wednesday is podcast recording day, I know that every Monday is admin day, etc, etc. So really trying to fit those things in to their particular day. It’s just been so nice. So Laura, I love you for that. Thank you. July was also the month that I started working with one love Trinidad, which is the charity that I spoke to you guys about earlier. So I’m really looking forward to seeing how I continue down that direction. It’s also the month that I started using chronometer to track my nutrition. And really, I’m less excited about using the app. And I’m more excited about all of the knowledge and education that I’m beginning to learn about nutrition and about my body and how my body responds to certain foods. So I’m so excited to keep carrying down this nutritional path of, you know, really being aware of what it is that I’m putting in my body. July was also my sister’s birthday, happy birthday, Liz. And July was the month that we I mean, we worked so hard this month, we were trying an initial strategy of using Facebook ads. And then we had to change our strategy. So July was a month of resilience. July was a month of hard work. And July was a month of intensity, right? So I look I can look back at that month and love it for all that it was and love it for everything that it gave us. And for all of the lessons and all of the knowledge and all of the hard work. And having Laura here and the podcast, and Kathy leaving, I feel like we’re moving into this new stage of the business. So thank you, July. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you July, July was an amazing month. Then what I like to do is I like to set my goals for the next month. So step one, review the month that just happened and celebrate everything that deserves being celebrated. Number two, set your goals for the month that you’re now moving into. So we are moving into August, it’s time to set some goals. So my goals for this month are divided into firstly business goals. business goals, I like to keep them short and sweet and focused, right. So I really want to sell 124 Gram Slams on evergreen this month. So I want to sell four Gram Slams a day. So I want for people to join my online course Gram Slam every single day. And I want it to be automated by the end of the month. Right? Automation, automation, automation automation, I’m calling it it, that’s what I want to have happen. Also, this month of August, I’m going to be traveling 77% of this month, which means I’m not going to be at home for 77% of this month. So I already know and can feel that what’s going to be really important to me this month is remaining grounded. And trusting that everything is happening in perfect time. I can just see myself traveling around I mean, like but I have to work on this. And I have to work on that. And I have to work on this. And so what I want to call in is a feeling of groundedness where I don’t feel scattered, where I really feel connected to my mission, and also connected to whatever it is that’s currently happening on that particular day. Right. So even though I’m traveling, how can I remain grounded? For me, that’s all about having like core traditions, or routines within your day that really make you feel at home, even if you’re not at home. So something that I want to do this month is meditate every single day. I want to journal I want to read I want to be in a space where I can really let go of my perfectionist side Brene Brown says that perfectionism sorry, procrastination is perfect. Oh my god, can I even speak today? She says that perfectionism is procrastination and really nice shoes. Right? So basically, what she’s saying is that when you are working on a project, and you just can’t, it’s taking you so much longer than you thought it was gonna take. Because you really want it to be perfect and you’re trying to get it just right. What you’re doing is just procrastinating. Right? So for me, I really want to embrace that side this month where I’m like Done is better than perfect. It’s more important to get it finished. And for it to be perfect. I can always revisit it in the future. This month. I don’t have time to waste because I’m going to be managing a lot of travel a lot of personal time with friends and family. So yeah, I need to let go of my perfectionism this month. I also want to get back into my monthly gratitude list habit. So basically at the beginning thing of the year I was really good at every time something good happened every time something worth celebrating happened, I would write it down underneath, like in my notes section of my phone app. And when I say gratitude, I mean like things that happened that month that are particular to that month. So for example, the entire list that I just read out to have like the podcast launching this month, and Laura visiting this month, and all of those things like those are great examples of what would go on that list. So this month, instead of coming up with it, at the end of the month, I want to be collecting those celebrations as we go along. So if anything good happens this month, I’m immediately going to write it down in the list. And then a health goal that I have this month is to run 36 kilometers. I think that’s going to be the hardest one because I’m going to be traveling and I’m not sure like is it going to be safe to run around Columbia is the hotel we’re staying out going to have a gym that I can go and run on the treadmill, like I’m not sure how that’s gonna go. But that’s my goal 36 kilometers this month. So just to summarize, I want to sell 124 Gram Slam courses this month, right 124 Or more or more universe or more, I want to sell 124 or more. I want to prioritize my morning routine this month, so that I feel grounded when I travel. So what do I have to do to do that I really need to prioritize going to bed at a reasonable time. And waking up and giving myself a good hour and a half to enjoy journaling or reading or meditating or whatever it is that I feel like doing in that morning. I want to set time limits for my tasks and remind myself that Done is better than perfect. So like, if I know, okay, I need to record a podcast and I need to outline the podcast beforehand. I’m gonna give myself 30 minutes to outline the podcast and whatever I get done in 30 minutes. That’s it? Have you ever taken I’m sure you have an exam, when you’re young when you’re like in high school and you take a test and there’s a time limit. And like you are running out of time and you’re racing at the end to finish. But like finishing is better than not finishing because you have no choice like you’re not going to get extra time. That’s what I want my work to feel like this month is like let’s just get it done. Another thing like I mentioned the August gratitude list, keeping that every single day on my phone, and then running 36 kilometers sell honor and 24 Gram Slams prioritize my morning routine, set time limits for my tasks. Keep an August gratitude list and run 36 kilometers this month. This is going to be cool because at the end of this month, when I record this same episode next month, we’ll be able to look back and really reflect on what worked what didn’t work, what went right, what went wrong, etc. So I’m putting it out there in the universe that these are my goals for this month. Hopefully that’s going to help me stay even more accountable. than what I like to do guys is after I’ve gone ahead and looked back at the past month celebrated, written down my goals for this month. Cool that what I like to do is I like to speak it into being and the way that I do that is by speaking it as though it has already happened. This is one of those things that I do that a lot of people might look at and be like, She’s crazy. I don’t care. This works for me. This helps me get aligned with my mission. It helps me stay focused on my vision. It’s too easy for me to lose focus and to get distracted. So doing this really helps me embody everything great. That’s going to happen this month and it keeps me pumped up to stay on track. So like I said, I’m going to speak it into being by speaking about it as though it’s already happened. Okay.

This month of August was amazing. Even though I was traveling and I was away from home for 77% of the month. I felt so inspired. I felt motivated. I felt grounded by my morning routines. I felt alive I felt nourished by my relationships. I spent time with Laura I spent time with Lizzie, my mom, my dad, it was refreshingly and surprisingly easy and super productive. This month was a magical month. This month I got to go to two new countries. I got to travel to Colombia. I got to travel to Italy. I got to experience a new country with Nick who I absolutely love traveling with. I witnessed the marriage of my best childhood friend Laura in Colombia. I was a badass boss, babe. And I surpassed my monthly sales goal by selling 200 Gram Slams this month. So I’m so grateful that 200 people have joined Gram Slam and are going to be able to get their Instagram stories to the next level. They’re going to be able to better have a relationship with their audience because of the work that they do in Gram Slam. Thank you life for these 200 people I am so so grateful for them and so happy that they’re going to have this experience. I was able to spend quality time in England with my favorite people, my family and it was just so nice to visit and Lend and to really just be there for two weeks in and out, get in there, do the important things, go to Italy see the wedding venue with Lizzie get to try on wedding dresses with Lizzie. I’m just so excited that she’s getting married. And I’m so grateful that I get to witness this process of hers before the wedding. I’m just so so excited. At the end of August, I went on a trip with my mum, my sister, and her fiance on this, and we went to Italy, we explore the wedding venue, it was beautiful. And now we are all even more excited for this wedding. I felt really grounded every single day through my morning practice. And I managed to run 36 kilometers this month, even though I was traveling. And it just reminded me of how important it is to move my body. When I want to create things in life, my body needs to be in motion, I need to be using my body and have movements in order to call in all it is that I want to call in. I am so blessed to be alive. I’m so grateful for every experience and opportunity that came my way this month. Thank you life for all of the pleasant surprises that happened this month. Thank you for the abundance of beauty in every moment. Thank you for surrounding me always buy love and support. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Okay, guys, that’s how I do it. That’s literally stream of consciousness, just me imagining myself at the end of the month, having achieved everything that I wanted to achieve and feeling immense gratitude for it, and thanking life for it. And everyone believes in something different. Some people believe in nothing at all. I am a woman of faith, but I am not a I wouldn’t consider myself a religious person. But I definitely believe in some sort of higher power. I believe in life. I believe in the universe, I believe whatever you want to call it, some people call it God. I think when people talk about God and I talk about life, we’re talking about the same thing, right? So find something that works for you. But doing that practice of really speaking it out loud, is so powerful. So, so powerful. Another thing I like to do is record it on my phone. And I listen to it throughout the month. And actually I just recorded it so I actually can listen to it throughout the month. But yeah, so I would highly, highly recommend that you also do this success routine for your month. Look back at the past month, celebrate things, write out your goals for this month, and guys hang it up, like hang up those goals so that you’re reminded of them every single day. And then, of course, talk it into being speaking as though it’s already happened and feel it it’s so important that you’re not just speaking out just to speak it but that you’re also feeling the emotion in your body. Yes, August was amazing. 200 people joined Gram Slam I’m so happy. We had the wedding. Laura’s wedding was amazing. I got to see her and Scott get married. And that was a once in a lifetime opportunity. And the love that I felt on that day was just wow, like, feel it. Right. And let me know how it goes. I would absolutely be honored for you to use me as a level of accountability. When you write down your goals for this month, send me a DM on Instagram and just share what are your goals this month. Like I said, guys, this is a community this is a two way conversation between you and me. So when I create all of this content, it’s just so so much fun to hear from you how you experienced it, what like what was it about this podcast that you most liked, but in the case like this, like hearing what your goals are is just so so cool. So please take three minutes to just message me once you’ve done this exercise and let me know what are your goals for this month. Also, I do understand that by the time you’re listening to this, you’re probably a little bit more into the month you’re probably on like, I don’t know, the sixth of the month or something. Don’t beat yourself up like the earlier you can do it in the month, the better. It doesn’t have to be right at the cusp on the first of the month. I just say like within the first week of the month. This is something that’s really productive to do. Okay, guys, that is it. For me today. I want to say a huge thank you for listening to this podcast. I am so happy to be on this podcast journey with you guys. And I just want to say for the millionth time, thank you for listening. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for being on this journey with me. And I am really really excited to talk to you guys again soon. Bye. Thank you so much for listening to today’s episode. If you enjoyed it, I would love for you to give me a shout out on your Instagram story or anywhere. Just letting me know what your biggest takeaway was. You guys have no idea how helpful and useful it is for me when you message me telling me what you’re a home moments were telling me what it is that you took away from the podcast. It helps me understand what is most valuable to you. And it helps me understand how I can be of the highest service to you. So if you could take two minutes to do that, I would really appreciate it. Thank you guys so much for watching. I hope to hear from you over on Instagram. You can find me at Alex Beadon, and I will talk to you again very soon. Bye

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