Monday October 6, 2014
When I decided that I wanted to be a full time coach helping self-coaches grow their business so they can change the world with their gifts, I knew a few things had to change. Before that decision I was running my business more like it was a hobby than an actual business. In fact, some of the clients that I had were getting better results in their businesses than I was, because I wasn’t 100% committed yet!
This time however, enough was enough and I wanted real results that translated into making a great income and had me being 100% location-independent.
To make that happen I did the following 3 things differently:
Thursday August 28, 2014
This month marks my 6th year as an entrepreneur (how did that happen?). Over the last 6 years I’ve had one business fail (big time), one that evened out and one that made it (it’s this one in case you were wondering).
According to many of the successful entrepreneurs I know, I’m right on track. All of them have had failures before they hit the jackpot. When I realized that it’s been 6 years since my first home based business, I couldn’t help but reflect on what I’ve learned over the years. It’s been so much. Deciding to venture out into the unknown land of entrepreneurship has been one of the best blessings of my life. It’s helped shape me in ways I didn’t know it would. I’ve learned about things I never knew existed (who knew what a split test was or shadow work?) and I’ve become a braver, bolder and smarter version of myself.
This week, I want to share with you 6 Big Marketing Lessons I’ve Learned In 6 Years Of Entrepreneurship. Marketing itself is a big topic but there are some fundamentals that will stand the test of time.
Thursday July 17, 2014
On Tuesday, I did a webinar (which you can still watch until this Sunday, July 20 by clicking here) about how to create a coaching business to fit your ideal lifestyle. It was awesome and the feedback was incredible.
Based on the feedback I received, there were a few things in particular that really stood out for some people in helping them fast track their journey to success. I wanted to take one of those concepts and expand on them in a blog post for you because I believe it is a big one that most coaches (actually most people in general), struggle with. I know for myself this was something that held me back until I learned to ease my way out of it.
Do you ever find yourself in a position where you are wondering any of the following:
- How come I’m not there yet?
- Where’s the money?
- Where are my clients?
- She did it in 2 years and I’m in year 3 and not even close, what’s wrong with me?
If any of these sound vaguely familiar, then I can tell you without a shadow of doubt, this is one of the biggest reasons you are not yet where you want to be...
Thursday July 3, 2014
You came across my mind today, as you do many days (I’m forever grateful for my online community). As you read this I am 5 months into my 6 month South American adventure. There is something that I have realized on this trip and it’s so important that I had to pass it on to you. I hope you take 5 minutes to read this blog - I think you will be happy you did.
So much has happened on this journey and there have been a lot of highs and a few lows. As you probably know last year on August 20, 2013, I lost my father. It was unexpected, fast and a whirlwind of emotion.
I had decided to move to South America before we had any inclination that dad was sick. You see, my business had gotten to the point (and not to mention I was 32 at the time and all of my friends were either home-owners, getting married, having babies and/or a combination of them), where I felt the pressure. It was time to buy a house, a car, invest in this and do that.
And I almost did it. But then I remembered something...
While having those things are great for some people, I didn’t want them.
They weren’t my dreams...
Thursday May 22, 2014
“She’s way too young, she could never help me.”
“You’ve got to be kidding, I was an adult when she was born.”
“Your first year in business? You’re just getting your feet wet. There is no way you can help me with my problems.”
If you are a younger coach (either by age or experience) you might have had one of those awkward moments where you are not treated fairly due to your lack of experience (or someone’s perception of your inexperience). Perhaps someone said one of the sentences above to you or worse, danced around the issue when what they really meant to say was….
“Who do you think you are coaching people without more experience?”
(I’ve actually heard this one first hand… yep).
When this happens, it can leave you feeling angry, hurt, frustrated and down right mad. Just because you are young doesn’t make you less qualified. Does it?
Just because you haven’t been in the game a decade yet does’t mean you aren’t great at what you do. Does it?
The answer surprisingly...