I want to thank a listener of this show and new friend, Megan Combs of Combs Commercial Cleaning in Las Vegas, NV. She had fantastic questions to ask me and even more outstanding takeaways about my podcast. I can't wait to share them. Thank you Megan! You have a bright future in this business!
She extracted something out of me that I used the phrase, "a dime a dozen". This is used to reference something very common. For example, people graduating with a degree in business are a dime a dozen. Out of 12 people, a dozen, 10 have business degrees. Those numbers are not actual but the connotation or meaning is that the business degree is very common. It's not specialized. They're not set apart. Those candidates are going to have to work harder to get a good job. Megan stated that she was a good cleaner. I thought about this and said that being a good cleaner in a solo cleaning business is a dime a dozen. Here's what I mean by that. Most people starting cleaning companies do it because they like cleaning or think cleaning would be a fun business for them because they've done cleaning. Maybe they love cleaning. From my experience, most cleaners enter like this. It's common to either be good at it or like it. That makes sense. But what makes you succeed in a cleaning business? Is it how good you are cleaning? The answer is no.
Cleaning business owners that have a entrepreneur's mind or a business owner's mindset set themselves apart at a high level. They understand people and can communicate well. They know their Why and have dreams. They are self-motivated and inspired. They understand business goal-setting and strategy. They understand investing over spending. They understand delayed gratification. They are disciplined and understand that no is on the path of yes. There are so many business mindset factors that contribute to a winning business. This is what I explained to Megan. Then I thought about it more and realized something extremely exciting. This podcast, the Smart Cleaning School is 175 episodes and growing of business owner mindset and it's ALL FREE to you! In fact, this podcast is my free course on how to acquire the entrepreneur's mind to set yourself apart from the "good cleaners" to become a "great cleaner". How do you like my course so far? Are there topics that you'd like added? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know.
This was the realization that I needed because I've had many solo cleaners join the paid Elite Membership. Some have done extremely well like Robert, who I mentioned in "Cost Versus Value" and Heather Parke in "Optimizer's Workshop" and Andrea McCoy in "My Goal is to Create Peace for My Family". On the other hand, there are others that joined, accomplished nothing, and quit. I used to ponder why this would happen. Why did some succeed while other failed at the same program? This conversation with Megan answered the question for me. Megan elaborated on all of the episodes of my podcast that she loved and why. In fact, she is one of the few that have taken the entire course or listened to my entire catalog of episodes. Megan has strengthened her business owner's mind to separate herself from the good. I told her this on the phone call and thanked her for showing me how simple it really was!
Do you want to succeed at a massive scale as a solo cleaner like I have twice? How does $70,000 profit and growing on 2 cleaning days per week sound? There is a system and strategy to achieve this level of results. It's called the ISO Model and it's included in the Solo Cleaning School Elite Membership. You can join this elite group of solo cleaners working to optimize their businesses. But... don't expect any of it to work for you if you do not concurrently take my free course. No matter where you are in your journey, this podcast is the curriculum for business owner's mindset. That's why I call it a school! I hope you decide to take full advantage of this free resource and then check out my Learning Hub for more free content and mindset. From there, I encourage all startups and solos to join the Elite group and apply it to your business so you can soar!
The Smart Cleaning School Podcast helps cleaning business owners from start-up to the struggling solo to the striving seven-figure get SMARTER in their businesses, reshape their mindset, increase productivity, clear the overwhelm, and get clarity through SMART goal-setting & personal accountability. Ken Carfagno is a lifetime learner and teacher. His mission is to help visionaries make the impact they were meant to make.