Stop procrastinating and get done what needs to be done. Even the hard stuff and the things you don’t like to do.

 

Kayla Sloan started blogging about four and a half years ago as a way to relieve stress due to her personal financial struggles. She was in serious debt and didn’t really know how to get out. A few months after starting her blog, she got a side hustle job doing freelance work for a fellow blogger and friend. That friend liked her work and passed her name on to others in the same niche.

Within a year her business was built up enough to quit her full-time job. Now she freelances and does virtual assistance work from her home 6 to 7 days a week most weeks and has paid off all of her high interest debt.

In addition, she’s built up her business to the point of having to hire others to assist her and has even created her own ecourse. Kayla loves coaching and sharing her knowledge with others to help them grow their own businesses so they too can live their dreams.

Although she works hard she does like to have fun as well. When she’s not working she’s usually visiting her family farm back in her hometown or traveling to other parts of the country and the world.

Where did the idea for your company come from?

The idea for my business, Kayla Sloan, started kind of accidentally. I started my blog and then just kind of fell into freelancing as a side hustle.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

My typical day includes listening to inspirational podcasts, doing freelance and virtual assistant work, and having meetings and calls with clients. I also usually slip a little time in there to take a break and play with my dogs. Most evenings I work on home improvement projects.

I keep my day productive by using an app to keep track of my tasks. I mark them off as I do them and add to it as needed.

How do you bring ideas to life?

If I don’t know how to bring my ideas to life I will do research or talk to others until I can make it happen. I also brainstorm with my clients and other members of my teams. They often have good ideas and by bouncing thoughts off each other we can usually accomplish our goals.

What’s one trend that excites you?

I’m not sure it’s a trend, but it’s exciting knowing there are no boundaries to what I can do or the income I can make in my business. Since I am self-employed there’s nobody holding me back from reaching my full potential.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

I think one habit that makes me more productive is that I listen to podcasts each morning. They provide inspiration for many things including saving money and having a more minimalistic mindset.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Advice for my younger self would include not wasting money on stuff because having more stuff doesn’t make you happier.

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.

Most television shows and movies are a waste of time. Not everyone agrees with me on that, but I generally find better things to do than sit in front of a screen watching fake reality shows or made-up stories.

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

Stop procrastinating and get done what needs to be done. Even the hard stuff and the things you don’t like to do.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?

I always ask my clients how I can help them to improve their businesses. In the end, when I help them it provides a return not only for them, but for me as well in the form of additional work and income.

What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

I really can’t think of an entrepreneur failure. I don’t feel like I have had any. Setbacks have simply been opportunities for learning.

What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?

A gym with come and go workouts. They could be recorded ahead of time and play every half hour. There could also be three or four different rooms with glass windows so fitness coaches could assist as needed. The rooms would be set up as beginner, intermediate, and expert.

What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?

I bought paint and supplies for my home office. I moved recently and the previous owners painted it in hideous colors. I think since this in my my home it sort of applies to both personal and professional.

What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive? How do you use it?

I use Asana on a daily basis to keep track of my task lists for various clients. I can also talk back and forth with others on my team, including my clients, as needed on each project. Many times using this tool has prevented wasting extra time on phone calls and meetings.

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

One book I read that had really helped me personally and professionally is, “Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud“. It has helped me do just that: take control of my life instead of letting others control my time and make me miserable.

What is your favorite quote?

One of my favorite quotes is, “She believed she could, so she did.” It means to believe in yourself and then go do what you dream.

Connect:

Website: https://kaylasloan.com

Twitter: @kaylarsloan

Email: [email protected]

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