Step Up or Step Out!
What just happened to you when you read that?
Was it an "Oooooohhhh" or an "Ahhhh," or was it an "Ouch."
Have you ever had those days, or weeks, or months... or God for bid, years... of "I'm sick and tired of spinning my wheels. Is this even really worth it?"
Then hopefully, we see a little flicker of hope and we can keep on keeping on. Because we're entrepreneurs.
(plus, we HAVE to be glass half full...'cuz a lot of this work is NOT like our Instagram grid.)
You see y'all, a few years ago, I was in a place in my business where I was offering a lot of classes, but not one of them was full. Sure I had people in them, and I was very thankful, but they weren't filled to capacity. I wasn’t bringing in any real profit. And it stayed like that for a couple of years.
As my financial coach Dave Ramsey, and my favorite only brother would say, "That, my friend, is a hobby."
Have you been there? It sucks doesn't it...
But then something happened. I started the amazing process of divorce.
Not what you thought I'd say, right? Yea… good times.
Seriously... it sucked. And I figured it out real quick that I either needed to Step Up, or Step Out.
So on a leap of faith, I took all the savings I had at the time and hired a coach, I invested in some training & workshops, put on my brave, kick ass outfit and even ventured into networking events.
And. I. Learned.
I learned about business, people, sales and marketing.
But y'all, guess what else happens when you learn about your business?
You learn about you.
What’s important to you. What makes you motivates you. What makes you excited and passionate, and jump outta bed in the morning. And when you figure that out? And You STEP INTO IT and OWN IT?
Then You My Friend... are UN stoppable.
Because You're so dialed in on who YOU are, You're able to attract your ideal client with such clarity and focus that Your business booms. And that y’all ~ is a super Exciting place to be!
Let me share a little personal story if I may.
I teach this little class called “BoogieFit”. You may have heard of it ? :) I have a curriculum and membership based around it.
(Ignore the Halloween color scheme and focus on the super fun dancing!)
You guys… At it's core, it's a dance fitness class.
If you go on Youtube, there's a TON of dance fitness people out there. I could of easily thrown in the towel when I saw all the "competition."
But my business coach spoke truth to me ~
“Melissa there is only one you and there is enough to go around. So, what makes you different? What do you have that sets you apart? What draws people to you? What else are you? There is something about YOU that resinates with your people. So what is it?”
Well, I peeled away some layers, and figured it out.
And those dance classes? There're full, with wait lists. My Online Classes are continuing to grow steadily and life feels much different.
Have I hit my, "YES! I've made it!?"
For those of you with a few more grey hairs then me, you knew that answer. The goal line always moves. We're always learning, and growing. But looking back now is super fun. I'm not disappointed with where I'm at. I'm thrilled!
But y'all, I didn't do it alone.
I've had coaches, mentors and really good friends who helped me and continue to hold me accountable.
We need these people. So maybe you're 2019 wasn't all you hoped for, or maybe it WAS awesome, and you're wanting to take the next step to making 2020 the year of YOUR dreams.
I invite you to check out my new group coaching program, LEVEL UP! A very intimate, 90 day coaching and mastermind group geared for established business owners to think creatively and set yourself up for radical success in 2020.
Invest. Grow. Learn and Find out who You really are, so you can Shine Your Light even Brighter! We have about six weeks left in 2019. Lots of time to still crush some goals. So get to it y'all.