Do you ever wonder, why did I have to go through all that struggle, failure, pain?
Who would have thought that your greatest pain, failures, hardships and struggles were not meant to break you, but to build you up?
Who would have thought that the things you've overcome or find yourself currently going thru are not meant to stop you, but they're key tools you can use to help others do the same.
So, today I want to challenge and empower you!
Choose to be proud of your story, because these are key tools you can know use to help you and your clients succeed.
I decided to share a painful piece of my story, with the desire to help you see what I mean.
Here it is:
I really struggled for the first 2 years in my current business (not that long ago).
Like many of you...
I knew I was in this planet for a reason.
I knew I was meant to be part of something impactful.
My professional background is teaching, counseling and non-profits.
So, I’ve actually dedicated all of my professional career to helping people.
Helping people get results thru creating programs and transformational services is my jam!
So for more than a decade, I most of my focus has gone to working with various religious and other organizations to create killer programs to help people (kids, teenagers, families, leaders) remove the blocks and live out their passion and purpose thru their purpose-driven career around their gifts and talents.
So it made sense that in 2015, I launched my 1st coaching business as a purpose coach. I'm not going to lie, I was surprised and super excited of how I sold-out my 1st group program for entrepreneurs to 19-20 participants in less than a month.
The program was focused on helping entrepreneurs increase their results and sales, by leveraging more of their of their unique strengths and aligning their business to their unique passion and calling.
Side note: one of those clients- who got some serious results thru the program (created and sold-out her 1st intensive with over 30 clients in 3 weeks) suggested that I considered expanding my reach to the internet… at which point I had seen that they program really worked and thought WHY not?)
I was on fire! I was excited and decided to go for it. I was ready to go bigger!
So I signed up for B-School, then for about 7 other programs (over those 2 years), including some very well-known courses.
I invested over 30K, but for some reason I just couldn’t get the breakthrough I thought I would have. I couldn’t make enough money, to save my life!
I was a new mom, working all the day, taking lots of courses and working on my business over the weekend and at night, after Juls went to sleep.
I began to feel like others knew some kind of secret I didn't.
I began to panic, but I had put too much money into it, so even though I wanted to, I couldn't just backed out.... I needed to make it work.
Here’s the other crazy thing, I was confident about helping my clients get results, so most of my clients were hitting their big goals, but I wasn’t.
It took me a while to discover what I actually happening. And here's what was blocking me:
Deep down- I didn’t feel good enough to have a successful business (I had all kinds of questions like, who I am to have a successful business, be an expert, etc…)
I had some crazy beliefs around receiving more than enough ( with my type of background serving people, I took pride on giving without making enough to live paycheck to paycheck... So I became a giver who thought people didn’t have money to pay for my very low fees… so many times I didn’t even ask)
So like many of you, my problem was not around serving, but about being supported thru a business that allowed me to do what I love and what I am here to do!
Yeap, I was creating killer content. I had cash producing ideas…
But my low self-worth and ability to receive were blocking me from confidently showing up to share my gifts and make my impact.
SOOO HOW DID IT BECOME MY STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE:
As I overcame and healed, I'm now able to spot those suckers anywhere!
and because of that, BUSTING thru the blocks is one of the key 4 components of my coaching framework to help my clients get faster results.
Actually, once we begin to clear their blocks, IS when they take off! All the clarity, the strategy and hustle, is now supported by a faith that moves mountains.
SO WHAT LOOKED LIKE ONE OF THE WORSE THINGS I COULD EXPERIENCED IN BUSINESS, IS NOW SERVING ME AND MY CLIENTS, BECAUSE I CAN NOW HELP THEM, TOO!
I wanted to share this with you, just in case this is an area you’ve been struggling with, but you keep pushing it down and wondering why you’re not seeing the results, if you’re working so hard.
Here’s the truth I want you to understand:
It’s not just about strategy and hustle… But it’s about what’s preventing you from executing that strategy.
At the end of the day, you cannot have what you’re believe you cannot have.
No strategy or hustle can make up for you having the faith to believe that God is with you, opening the doors and giving you what’re asking for.
So if you’re spinning your wheels, YOUR OFFERS ARE NOT SELLING, you’re feeling like you cannot fully or consistently implement your strategies, like that you’re stuck wondering how to move forward…
Now it's your turn. What about you?
- Is something currently blocking you from showing up?
- Is there a story or believe running the show and blocking you from the results you desire?
OR MAYBE, you've already overcome some things that you're feeling called to package into killer offerings or services, so you can help others and grow your business to be easier?