How’d you choose your field?
I started my first sales role (which was an MLM so also my first business) when I was 18 because I wanted money to buy breast implants, it was one of few jobs you didn’t need to finish school to get.
Ended up removing the boobies a couple years ago but fell in love with all things communication, sales, people, money related
What were the biggest initial hurdles you faced and how did you overcome them?
My biggest hurdles to this date have been with my health. At 18 I was diagnosed with bipolar, borderline personality disorder, had chronic migraines and insomnia so bad I slept less than an hour a night. At the time I was told I was mentally diabled and needed to get a pension because I wouldn’t be able to work a normal job.
I could write a whole book on overcoming this but the first step to overcoming anything is believing life can be better and knowing YOU have to be the one to make it happen, not your mentor or parents or doctors.
Change is hard but not changing is harder …
Every time I’ve had to do something hard accepting that it’s going to be hard & just mentally buckling myself in for the ride instead of going in circles trying to make it easier has been instrumental in my ability to come out on top.
Tips you can share with our readers as it relates to your industry?
- People tend to step into the online coaching space with a short term mindset. Sure, you can get results quick but this mindset holds a lot of people back and stops them from viewing their business like an actual business – Don’t make that mistake
- Be YOU – there’s nothing more exhausting than turning up and trying to be more professional, covering your tattoos, buying specific clothes for online photos ect.
Your growth will be faster, easier & more FUN when you’re not spending all your time trying to stay perfectly propped on this white picket fence that pleases appeals to everyone and offends no one
- Get REALLY good at solving one problem first, the success of your business is going to come down to your ability to get results so stop trying to be the coach of everything because you’re afraid you’ll miss out. Your success will snowball the faster, better and more consistently you can continue to get results.
How do you differentiate yourself from others in your field?
In my marketing by being incredibly real, I share things people don’t want to, I’m not going to sugar coat it or feed you some fairy dust fluff, I’m going to be brutally honest about what it takes to be successful. I also get very honest about my past and mental health.
In my program I paid a lot of attention to what kind of support and help was missing in other competing programs and made sure that clients got that with me.
If you can get really good in those two areas you’ll find things like referrals, collaborations, media opportunities will all start to come your way.
How did you deal with pushback from your family and friends?
Funny story, my dad (who is the most amazing dad ever – I’m such a daddy’s girl) told me once that it takes money to make money when I was first getting off the ground … after crying I ended up posting pictures of self made millionaires all around their house with little bios which stayed up for months