Have you seen that graph called “A day in the life of an entrepreneur”?
It’s really funny because it’s true!
It’s like one minute you’re co-working at a coffee shop feeling excited about what you’re creating in the world and the next minute you’re wondering if you should just buy a one person tent and move to the mountains and live there forever because owning a business can feel overwhelming and it might be easier to just tap out, sleeping bag and all.
There are the good times:
-mornings of snuggling sans alarm
-last minute plane tickets across the globe
-emails and comments that bring you happy tears
-buying the table of 12 dinner because you got that bling bling
And the hard times:
-brain mode: always ON
-back pains and flat bum syndrome from that MacBook life
-not cute emotional breakdowns
-moments when you realize your daily caffeine and cabernet are a little too ‘ritual’
But you stay devoted through the hard times because you’re creating a life you want–
you know it’s worth some sacrifice.
Aren’t we lucky to live in a time where all you really need to run a business is to be within distance of Señor WiFi!?
That is pretty damn amazing.
And sometimes very complicated.
The technical side of business can start to wipe you out, ninja warrior style.
Your eyes glaze over and you cringe when you hear phrases like marketing funnel, seed launch, passive income, online platform, positioning, conversion, and drip campaign.
That’s why I’m here—I make the business side of business a lot more fun.
Creating and marketing your genius online doesn’t have to be a pain in the butt.
It’s a tad bit weird for a human sparkler like me to love internet marketing, but weird is a game I like to play.
It’s in my DNA to bring the joy and the pizazz to everything I do. It’s no wonder my first step adulting after college was being an elementary teacher. It was like a daily triathlon for turning boring into captivating.
As an entertainer-superstar-mama-bear and curriculum designer for 60+ humans, it was my purpose to make everything engaging and enlightening, simultaneously.
It was a good time. We had a ton of fun!
A few years into teaching I was still $50K in debt from student loans, super zombie mode (pooped out at the end of every day because I don’t half-ass things), and truthfully…I was also sad.
My Dad had just passed away. I was unhealthy (living that microwave taquito life). I felt like I was going through all the motions but my pulse was flat.
So, to push aside grieving and add some lust dust into my life–I started a business!
I had no idea what I was doing, I didn’t even know how to pronounce the word entrepreneur.
My first business was in the field of wellness because frankly the taquito thing was getting out of hand and I wanted to inspire myself and others to be healthier. A few months of being obsessed with my business and I was making the same amount of money as I was teaching every month.
It was all so new to me and kind of felt surreal but you know why it worked? Because I did.
I went IN.
I would stay up until 3am watching webinars on positioning in the marketplace, learning launch strategies from internet marketers, researching email sequences and campaigns.
I would make money then invest it right away into buying new online courses and tickets to seminars…it got real.
I put myself on stages to practice speaking in front of hundreds of millionaires, went to events full of 90% grandpa aged men where everyone asked me if I was working the event instead of attending (because launch strategy seminars don’t always attract ‘peppy young ladies’ that look like they are 18). I would fly around the country by myself filling notebooks with words of people I learned to call ‘mentors’.
Less than a year into this world I decided it was for me. I said goodbye to my kids and to teacher life. I embraced this roller coaster of personal development–you kind of have to when you sign up for this life of being a boss.
I went metamorphosis style from teacher to entrepreneur.
Over the years my businesses transformed as I did. From financial courses helping people get out of debt to self-love programs to teaching entrepreneurs how to create systems for business—I created what I was moved by and followed my passion and highest excitement.
My pulse wasn’t flat lined anymore–in fact it was pretty jacked!
I discovered courage and power and depth.
I explored the corners of India and the spirit of Indonesia.
I moved from Colorado to California to live by the beach and fill up on Westside sunshine.
I started to master my thoughts, sharpen my intuition, embody more love.
It wasn’t comfortable.
That’s a big part of what this owning a business thing is–choosing some discomfort to live the way you want.
It’s also a wild field trip to discover your zone of genius–the thing that feels so good that you want to do it all day because it makes you feel alive–and also makes you money.
I found mine from all the exploring I did–using my gifts to help people in all kinds of ways.
My zone of genius is possibility centric work–ideas, creation, strategy, and teaching.
And of course my LOVE and serious geek out mode of internet marketing.
Whether I’m putting on a cozy retreat for entrepreneurs on the coast of Big Sur, running a virtual mastermind fascinating lifelong connections and collaborations, or sitting on my couch with a client teaching strategies to launch an online course–my work with other leaders is what makes me feel most alive.
We all have our flat line moments when we realize there’s something different out there for us–something that’s more expressed, more real.
And so we’re here.
I get to help you slay your genius online and you get to feel relief that the business part of business doesn’t suck the life out of you anymore–so doing what you’re inspired to do feels more…inspired.
It’s really important that you have a good time in all aspects of your business–since it’s all energy.
A mentor of mine once told me “The genesis of the thing is what makes the thing work.”
If you’re feeling discouraged, annoyed, or resentful about any part of your business, that’s going to come across in how it’s received.
And on the flip side if you’re having fun doing this business thing—infusing it with personality and soul–it’s going to not just feel better for you but it will feel better for the people who you’re doing it for.
So let’s do it–more good vibes, more inspired action, and more fun in your business.
PS: I’m pumped to get to know you and your genius! Click the button below to access the The Nest—it’s a collection of must-have resources for entrepreneurs. It’s kind of like saying yes to our first date. And I’m the one that shows up with flowers (Why doesn’t anyone do that anymore!?).
Let the fun begin!
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