At the MACsWomen Summit, a conference for women entrepreneurs and business owners, we were able to gain knowledge from Melody Stevens, Time Millionare, artist and business owner. We clarified that investable assets and net worth determine millionaire status.
Melody Stevens treats herself like a CEO and spends her time doing those tasks. She has learned that you are in control of 1% of things in life- your reactions and outlook. Being a boss is about letting go and holding people accountable for their actions. The true test of leadership is not doing all the work, but about getting other people to work with you and for you. Mistakes are pivotal in learning process. Melody made an excellent point in saying that she was not a “self-made” millionaire. She gave credit to all those people in her life who helped her in some form along the way.
“Trying to do it by yourself is a colossal mistake” she said. As a business owner who must delegate, you are constantly taking leaps of faith. Stevens trained her self to think with her body and her instincts. She admitted, “I stay out of my head; It’s a scary place.” Physical and mental health is the foundation for her success.
“Workaholism is a socially accepted disease I am recovering from.” Stevens mentioned. “You think that you have to work harder to achieve what you want and make your business grow. It won't.” She advised attendees to stay in the moment and ask yourself “Is this the best use of my time right now?” There is this illusion that money will bring happiness. No, happy comes first. You can accomplish things but take a step back and allow yourself to breathe. It took a lot of mental training to become a Time Millionaire, which is a six-figure coaching business.
“Making clear-headed decisions and the ability to follow your path and pivot are your main goals. “When you realize that when you have the money in the bank, it feels like reaching your goal weight. Your problems have not stopped only the feelings of financial insecurity. Having money in the bank doesn't change you, only the way you operate.