Over the weekend I spent a big chunk of time in front of a computer finishing up my book proposal. I’ve been working on it for the last 2 months and I told myself that this was the weekend I was finally going to finish! I sent all 20 pages off to my book agent today and am very excited (and nervous!) to hear her feedback. The idea for the book is to share my own experience and help other people start and grow a business doing what they love.
While I was writing, I reflected upon what it was like at the beginning of my own entrepreneurial journey. I started my first business, Booty Beltz 10 years ago when I was still a student at the University of Alberta. I was 22, had no idea what I was doing, and made some very costly mistakes along the way. When I think back, I remember longing for someone to just tell me what to do so that I could grow my business and finally live the life I always dreamed about. This life included being able to travel around the world, do what I’m passionate about and be financially independent.
Over the last 6 years I’ve been able to grow Make It to what it is today by working hard, learning as much as possible and making connections. I am thrilled to say my life looks a lot like what I used to dream about. This did not happen overnight, and just two and half years ago I was at a cross roads because I knew I wanted to help more of the people I worked with grow their businesses, but I didn’t know how to do this in a scalable way. I had no idea how to make a real impact doing this or make any money.
The universe has an interesting way of giving us answers when we need it the most, because this was when Marie Forleo came on my radar. When I started watching her videos I was mesmerized with her energy and irreverent way of delivering practical advice. She just had a way of explaining things in a way that made sense to me and I instantly resonated with her.
After a few months of watching her videos, I decided to take a huge leap of faith and booked a ticket to fly to NYC so I could attend Marie’s conference. One the last day she mentioned she organizes a Mastermind group with 20 women who get to work with her one on one for a year. In my heart I knew I needed to apply!
After I returned home to Vancouver, I spent a lot of time working on my Mastermind application. I knew over a hundred women apply and I wanted to make sure mine stood out from the pack. I wanted in so badly because I just knew Marie was going to be the one to help me take my business and life to the next level.
A few weeks later, I received a very exciting email from Marie herself saying she had chosen me to be in her Mastermind. I was ecstatic! Only problem was the price was $20,000 and this did not include any travel expenses. Holy sh*t!
I had a week to decide if I was in or out. The price was almost as high as my 4 year business degree and I felt very uncomfortable spending that much money on a coach. I could easily buy a car or travel for 6 months! As big part of me said I should pass on the opportunity.
But, there was a little voice inside that knew if I didn’t go for it, I would always have regret and wonder what I could have achieved if I worked with Marie. I’ve learned over the years that this little voice is very wise and anytime I’ve gone for something that felt out of my league, the payoff is always more than I could have imagined.
So, I took a deep breath and went for it. The experience of working with Marie and being part of the Mastermind still blows my mind. I was able to achieve more in 2012 than I did in the 5 previous years in both my business and my life. Included in the Mastermind was access to B-School and by implementing what I learned from this program alone, I also was able to make back the 20K investment in less than 6 months. B-School might seem expensive at $2000, but it honestly is a drop in the bucket compared to what you get out of it. One of my fellow B-Schooler recently told me she’s made back her investment 250 times!!
Do I ever regret my decisions. Hells no! I would have never started Make It University if it wasn’t for what I learned in B-School. Even if I did, it would have taken me years and years to accomplish with I did in months.
I’m sharing my story with you because you may be in the same position I was. You have the small voice telling you now’s the time to take the leap and go for B-School. There are so many reasons not to go for something, but maybe you are sick of letting yet another opportunity pass you by.
Only you can make the decision to go for your dreams and if B-School and Marie are resonating with you, be brave, be bold and make this YOUR year.
Because I’m committed to helping you as much as I can with your journey I’ve sweetened my bonus package!
You now get 2 hours of one on one B-School coaching and ALL my Make It University courses including my newest one, Craftstar. The value of this is over $800 and you get it free if you sign up for B-School using this affiliate link —> http://rhhbschool.com/join-us/?orid=333&opid=112.
Please note, to get this special offer you MUST use this link. If you are unclear if it worked, please let me know and I will confirm.
I’m only endorsing B-School because I know it works. Not only has it worked for me, but it’s also worked for thousand and thousands of others. If you are serious about taking your business to the next level, this is the best investment you can make. I know $2000 is a lot of money, but over the span of a year it works out to $40/week. If you apply what you learn in B-School, you will make it back over and over again. Plus, if you don’t like the program you are able to get a full refund within 30 days so you really have nothing to lose.
I’m super excited because I’ve had a bunch of Makies already sign up! I know some of you are thinking about it, but have some questions about what B-School is really like. Please contact me and we can set up a time to chat on the phone so I can give you all the details.
If B-School is just not in the cards for you this year but you still want to grow your business, I am offering a new program on Make It University called Become a Craftstar: Feel Great About Selling What You Make. It will help you take the fear and awkwardness out of selling so you feel comfortable and confident. This will allow you to make more money at craft shows, online and wholesaling. It’s only $75 if you pre-order before March 12.
Thanks so much for reading and keep believing in your dreams!