I checked the fridge. No bread. No milk.
My credit cards were maxed.
And I had three hungry mouths to feed…
It was official. I’d hit rock bottom. My business was sucking and I felt powerless to change it.
Because desperate times call for desperate measures, I knew I needed a way to make money FAST.
The last thing I wanted to do was let my family down. I’d been the one who left my cushy teaching job to “follow my passion” (smart move, Shelagh)…
Failure wasn’t really an option.
That was only 5 years ago…
…before I hired my first coach and got a 400% return on my investment (even though I had to borrow money from my mom to do it).
When my business coach forced to investigate why I was struggling in my business while so many women around me were rocking theirs, I realized: If I was playing at the level of a $30k small business owner, how could I ever expect to create the reality of a 6-figure one?
For years, I’d been trying to solve the growth puzzle. To figure out what separates successful entrepreneurs who get traction from the ones who stay stuck at the same income level, year after year.
And you know what I was shocked to realized?
It’s rarely a lack of time, tight funds or slow Internet connection that’s holding us back from going after what we want (even though these are our standby excuses). It’s our lack of self-belief, direction and accountability.
Working day in and day out or being a relentless overachiever is not going to help you succeed in business if you don’t believe that you CAN…or deserve to.
No matter what you want to achieve in your business, if you’ve got underlying fraudy feelings that tell you a) you can’t have what you want or b) those who have it are “the lucky few” who are smarter and have more free time and disposable income than you do or c) if you get it, you won’t be able to handle the added responsibility…
You’ll never take the steps to level up.
And this is why to this day, I believe that business coaching had the biggest impact on my business and saved me from scraping by for another 5 years. (Or quitting altogether.)
I’m sure you’ve heard this famous Simon Sinek quote before: “People don’t buy what you do – they buy why you do it.”
For me, it’s helping women entrepreneurs stop volunteering their time, so they can start making real money and positive change in the world.
It’s about transforming self-employed women into courageous CEOs who are in charge of their dreams.
Hundreds of women entrepreneurs come to me feeling trapped, burned out, frustrated, panicked, fearful of failure…and success.
They’re working all hours FOR FREE. And they never feel like they’re caught up or like they can stay ahead of the curve.
They procrastinate on putting themselves out there because of perfectionism: “I can’t do a training video because I need to lose 10 lbs first…and my home office doesn’t look like The Property Brothers decorated it.”
If that sounds like you, I believe that you can create fun, freedom and flexibility in your business…even though it’s not as easy as making money while you sleep.
I believe that your business can light up your life and help you spread your impact without the threat of burnout.
And I KNOW that you can build and scale a profitable, sustainable business in an affordable way without forfeiting family time or your health…and probably in a lot less time than you think.
It’s exactly what I did (and have helped my clients do for the past 5 years).
Today, I make well over six figures. I can take my family on a ski vacation, spend more time with my kids, and travel to cool cities for dreamy speaking gigs.
I want this for you, too.
To help you get there, I’m inviting you to a FREE 7 Day Power Move Challenge that’ll help you take small steps to ramp up your revenue and results, and get your business moving in just 7 days.
We’re kicking off the business growth on January 23rd, and I can’t wait for you to join us.
There will also be a special VIP offer for my new Electrify online group coaching program that’ll only be offered to people who sign up for the free challenge.
P.S. Leave a comment with your startup story – what are you struggling with when it comes to scaling your business? Do you have a “why”?