Monday July 20, 2020
As an entrepreneur, one of the reasons you likely started your business is for time freedom.
More time to...
- enjoy your life;
- be with friends and family;
- travel the world;
- volunteer and
- do the things that you like to do.
Then you get into entrepreneurship and end up working more than you did when you were working for someone else.
If this has been your experience, you are not alone. This was definitely my experience. In fact in my earlier years, I was a workaholic.
Not just because I loved it but also because I felt like I had to work all the time in order to get results.
However, over the years of studying entrepreneurs and human performance I've learned that there is a better way.
Wednesday May 13, 2020
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.
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.
Friday January 17, 2020
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!
Thursday January 18, 2018
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.
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.
Monday June 19, 2017
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.