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3 Lessons I Learned From My Failed Business

Recently, I shared a story in my Joyous Journey membership about my first failed business. Everybody really found it valuable, so I thought I would share it with you.

 

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I lost money. It did not work out well. And you learn a lot when things don't work out.

Here are the three biggest lessons that I learned from my failed business. 

 

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Written by Jennifer Trask at 15:04

10 Lessons From 10 Years In Business

10 years ago, I started out as a social media consultant and today I primarily focus on helping entrepreneurs build an unstoppable mindset and create a smart strategy.

What’s interesting about reflecting on the last decade is that felt like it took forever in one breathe and like it went in the blink of an eye in another.

Over the last decade...

  • I’ve worked with thousands of entrepreneurs through private coaching, group programs, products and programs, challenges, webinars and more.
  • I've traveled as a digital nomad to South America, Australia, Canada & California
  • I’ve made great decisions and some bad ones.
  • I’ve made money and lost it.
  • I’ve launched programs with success and failed at others. 
  • I’ve had blogs that I thought were stellar, only to get crickets. I’ve had other posts that took off with great surprise! 
  • I’ve gone from being unknown with no experience to winning Toronto’s Best Life Coach as voted by Toronto Star Readers in late 2019 with a decade of experience now.

It’s been quite the ride and in some ways I feel like things are just starting to heat up! 

Overall, I wanted to share with you what I’ve learned over the last decade of building my business and helping may others build theirs.

This list is in no particular order. They all matter and are important to building a successful business from what I’ve personally learned.

I hope that it serves you!

10 Lessons From 10 Years In Business With JEnnifer Trask

 

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Written by Jennifer Trask at 12:24

It's Time For A Change In Conversation In The Coaching Industry

We have seen a dangerous conversation enter into the coaching industry over the last two years. One that has been dashing dreams quickly and leaving people feeling hopeless that having a truly successful coaching business that can support their dreams and allow them to give their gifts to the world in the way they really want, is not realistic. 

A Call For Coaches With Jennifer Trask

The 'get rich quick' mentality has been infiltrated into the industry with promises of 5-figure months in a flash and a 6-figure income for life within time frames so fast it will have your head spinning. 

Having been working with coaches build businesses for the last 6 years, I've had enough of this conversation and more importantly, I've had enough of seeing too many coaches feel as though they can't make it happen for them because it hasn't happened, 'yet' and it seems as though it has happened for everyone else. 

Well, don't believe everything you see. 

Here is my call out to all the coaches who are ready to shift the conversation in our industry because God knows, it's time for change. 

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Written by Jennifer Trask at 06:09

How Melanie Caines Grew Her Online Yoga Membership Site To 100 Subscribers

Most coaches, healers and transformational experts are building their businesses part time as their side hustle while they are working full time. Melanie Caines is no different. 

Even though yoga instructor, Melanie Caines was already running a local yoga studio and leading multiple international yoga retreats each year, Melanie decided to go for her dream of reaching an international audience with an online yoga membership site. 

In this interview Melanie talks about how she built her online following and quickly got her first 100 paid subscribers within months of launching.

  How Melanie Caines Built Her Online Yoga Platform With Business Coach Jennifer Trask

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Written by Jennifer Trask at 05:13

Create The Business & Life You Truly Desire With Cate Stillman

When I sat down to interview Mompreneur, Yogi and Ayurveda specialist, Cate Stillman, I wasn't sure where the conversation was going to flow (pun intended). After 14 years in business helping people evolve their health and helping wellness experts take their career to the next level, Cate Stillman has learned a few things about creating a business and life you are truly excited about. 

She lives half of the year in Mexico, wake boarding and enjoying the sun. The other half of the year in Idaho, enjoying the mountains and family time. Cate has some unique views on how to go about creating a profitable and fun business that you love and creating your ‘new normal’. 

In this interview, here is what you are going to discover:

  • The Mantra Cate uses to co-create her freedom based lifestyle that keeps her and her family super happy and living;
  • The mindset hack that keeps Cate free to create the life she loves for her and her family;
  • Why you can’t avoid every potential pitfall;
  • A key skill you must have as an entrepreneur to bring your forward;
  • and the 3 daily habits Cate starts her day with for optimal health.

Create The Business & Life You Truly Desire With Cate Stillman And Jennifer Trask

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Written by Jennifer Trask, Cate Stillman at 11:20