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5 Tips to Reduce Overwhelm and Watch Your Farm Biz Grow

I have taught marketing to hundreds of farmers over the past 8 years.

Even though they are in the same class with me, learning the same marketing strategy, and walk away with the same plan, there are always those farmers who have huge success and double, triple, and even 10X their business.

And then there’s a small group who really don’t use the material and just don’t feel like they can find time to apply it, even though they see it will help them.

And the difference is not that one group has more access to money or connections.

Instead, the group which moves on to success quicker and with more ease has implemented some key habits that – great news – we can each learn and implement!

More Time/Less Stress? Totally Possible!

Today’s video shares 5 areas of my life where I’ve made a few small changes, and when I did so, I reduced stress immensely and guaranteed I’d have the 20 hours a week I needed to focus on my business growth.

And these tips will allow you to do it with ease and less stress.

Watch today’s video and let me know which one or two of the habits you will implement first!

These seemingly small habits are how I was able to triple my sales for 2018 and feel confident setting an even larger goal for 2019.

You and I have products that are changing people’s lives – we have an obligation to get them in front of the people we can help.

Jump in the comments and let me know which one you’ll try!

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  • Jetta December 28, 2018, 11:35 am

    I had recently put the question out to the universe, “WHY am I not more productive with my time?” I am SO appreciative that this video came along to answer that question!
    In 2019, I’m leaving behind a financially successful career of 30+ years. It’s frightening!
    It’s exciting!
    I have many possibilities of what our farm’s products will be but none have been worked as a business so far.
    I will be implementing the food, clothing and who gets your time methodologies for sure!
    Thank you!

    • Charlotte December 28, 2018, 12:50 pm

      Jetta – I’m so happy I could be the answer from the universe!! I truly believe that – happens to me all the time! Things show up just when I need them.

      Congrats on leaving your career! I totally get it’s frightening + exciting.

      Keep in touch with all your progress. Thanks so much for being here!!


  • Penny December 28, 2018, 12:35 pm

    Love your videos and challenges!
    My uniform is jeans from the thrift store and chambray long-sleeve shirts from WalMart,. I probably wear out 5 sets per year.
    My resolution is to pre-plan meals, having the same 5 basic suppers on the same 5 workdays each week, with leftovers on weekends.
    I tore apart a free calendar, glued it onto cardboard from a freezer box, blocked out family time, and planned for the whole year with different enterprises in different colors, inspired by an earlier video. Now that is freeing!
    I struggled valiantly last Jan/Feb with making a website using your series and wow! the results are amazing! Now people can find us easily.
    Keep up the good work! You are looking younger all the time!

    • Charlotte December 28, 2018, 12:48 pm

      Hi, Penny – love this so much!! Thanks for sharing how the videos inspire you!

      I’m glad my yearly planning vid helped, too – sounds like you’re all set!

      Thanks for the compliment. I drink LOTS of raw milk – it’s the fountain of youth, hahah!!

      xoxoxo Charlotte

  • Cathy Bartolic December 28, 2018, 5:05 pm

    Hiya: Curious what you have for breakfast every day. I am looking for a simple breakfast with less wheat products.
    thanks for the video – great information.

    • Charlotte December 29, 2018, 4:03 pm

      Ahh, given that we’re a raw milk dairy and I’m a HUGE fermented fan, I just have about 1.5 cups of raw milk kefir every morning & that’s it til noon.

      But if I work out extra or am extra hungry, I’ll have an egg with super runny yolk, again, for best nutritional benefit.

      We’re not wheat people either – pretty much avoid it completely now.

      My husband is an egg & meat for breakfast person. Plus kefir. That’s just too much for me.

      Thanks for asking!!


  • Diane January 11, 2019, 5:51 pm

    Thanks for the video, Charlotte. Earlier this fall I identified that I’m generally really slow at making decisions. Your suggestions really resonate with me: eliminating the need to make many decisions. I’ve already implemented the clothing thing. Areas that I will focus on next are streamlining eating and selecting in advance who gets my time.

    @ cathy, I eat oatmeal for breakfast. with fruit and either flax or chia seeds.

    • Charlotte January 20, 2019, 11:17 am

      Hi, Diane – so glad I could help!! This practice has helped me tremendously!!


  • Nicole Sosebee February 14, 2019, 1:37 pm

    Quick questions. What verbage do you tend to use when you have stop by’s? We have a large garden out front and one of our families relaxing things to do is garden, have a glass of wine, swing the kids and maybe have a picnic snack there in the evenings to wind down when the hard farm work is done for the day. The problem is I repetitively have people “stop by” even though my voicemail and website say we are by appointment only to visit. We love having visitors we just want to plan to be free to give you our undevided attention. Many times they will say OH we called ( after 5:00 hours) and no answered so we decided to drive by. I on purpose only send out the directions to the farm to people who call…. so these people search for us uninvited. What do I say? They usually have zero clue how tired we are and need our family time! Or how them chatting unplanned for an hour can unhinge our evening with small children. Please ! Ideas!!! Thank you so much for pouring yourself into helping so much! I really enjoy all your materials!

    • Charlotte February 14, 2019, 5:15 pm

      Hi, Nicole – great question!!

      Did you happen to see our recent course “Sales Made Simple?” We address that thoroughly in there and give you the plan to combat it but still build a profitable farm while guarding your private time. Grab it next time it’s available. It will really change your life.

      What works best is to say something like, “thanks for your interest! Just call tomorrow and schedule an appointment. This is our family time now. I’d love to help you with purchases then.” Do it with a big smile and a gracious heart. Firm. They’ll respect you and come back. If they disrespect you they are not for you anyway.

      Many more subtleties go into this, which is why I created a training for it – so many of us have to deal with these random drive-ins. When you deal with them the right way, they will be respectful and become a loyal customer.

      Good luck!


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