immediately increased income, became more efficient and freed up time!
“Delivery is key when forming sticky habits. I often read a book, get super excited about the recommendations, and follow them for three days. RaderCo's methods actually stuck with me.”
Sara Shelp, Fractional CFO
As a small business owner, Sara assisted CEOs as an accounting and finance consultant. She often found herself working with five or six clients at a time, which also meant managing five or six separate email accounts, calendars, and task management programs. Quite a challenge! Because Sara was billing clients by the hour, inefficiency was costing her money and preventing her from delivering more high-earning services.
Sara is also an avid reader, who loves to learn from multiple sources and do her own research. Naturally, she put her problem-solving skills to work to try to find a solution to her productivity challenges. But every time Sara went to the well of Internet research, she came up empty. Or she found herself feeling totally overwhelmed by the range of options available.
Although Sara admits to sometimes struggling to stay out of her inbox, she continues to make a conscious effort to work off-line whenever possible, and she only checks email on her phone as a last resort. She credits Marcey’s zero inbox method, along with other productivity tips, with immediately increasing her income, making her more efficient, and freeing her up to find more clients.
“Email is a genuine struggle for me. It's too easy to behave like a receptionist and work from my inbox. Reading articles and watching YouTube videos didn't cut it for me. I needed coaching to provide a base layer of sanity for my particular brand of crazy and to help keep me on the right track.”
Sara describes Marcey as a “one-stop-shop for best practices.” Instead of wasting hours researching the best way to use Google’s business tools, Marcey shows you what will work and then, provides the “human reminder” we all need to create long-lasting habits.
It’s one thing to read a book and even to re-read highlighted passages as a reminder. But it’s a whole different thing to know you have committed to talking to Marcey this week about your progress.
Beyond the productivity benefits, Sara also realized during her sessions with Marcey, that she was not prioritizing her health. Marcey encouraged Sara to start each day with a 15-minute workout and to take health breaks throughout the day. Sara discovered her own triggers, like making sure to get her workout in before she had her coffee in the morning and keeping a wall calendar where she X’s off each day when she meets her health goals. She loves to see that X.
During a RaderCo Private Getaway Intensive in Mexico, all of the progress Sara made really hit home for her. While it’s easy to imagine spending a week with Marcey would leave anyone feeling self-conscious and unable to measure up, Sara says she never felt judged or guilted into changing her habits. “Marcey is uniquely able to introduce ideas without seeming like she’s proselytizing. She lets you be where you are on your personal journey, but she’s no wimp. She’ll call out an excuse. “
“It was the perfect balance of instinctively knowing what would work for me, delivering the advice when I was ready to hear it, and being persistent without being annoying that set it apart from other programs.”