Back in August 2016, I shared the details behind the scenes of my Yay for Clients launch. It was my most popular blog post ever. I’ve duly noted that you enjoy the real, raw, behind-the-scenes stuff. Well… I’ve got another one of those posts for you today!
The most common comment / compliment I get from people who have been following me and The Rule Breaker’s Club for the past few years is “It’s so fun to watch you grow”. I LOVE getting this compliment! It makes my heart sing.
If you’ve watched my entrepreneur journey over the past couple of months (or years) you know that I can’t do the fake façade bullshit or pretend to be a fancy pants person.
I don’t want you to put me on a pedestal. I keep it real.
That’s why, in this blog post, it’s so important for me to share the honest-to-goodness truth with you.
(Let’s be clear though: When I say desperate, I want you to know that I was never homeless, starving on the street, or living in a war-torn country. I mean “first-world problems” desperate. It’s not life threatening, but it’s its own kind of difficult).
A year prior (2012), I’d taken Marie Forleo’s B-School (you’ve heard of it?), started my copywriting business, and got my first clients. I was on my way!
(Here’s a picture of me working as a barista in 2012 as a bridge job while I built my business. Don’t I look thrilled?!).
I worked my butt off so that I could move to Montreal to be with my boyfriend. I had all of these ideas of what my life would look like once I became a full-time entrepreneur.
(I’m a Scorpio, so you’ll have to excuse the dramatics).
After years of planning, immigration, and an international move, I was living in a very small studio apartment with my adorable Algerian boyfriend. (If you’ve ever seen the show 90-Day Fiancé, we’re like a real-life Canadian version!)
Here’s a picture of my “apartment” in Montreal in December 2013:
I took this photo from the bed/living room and my boyfriend is at my desk. This is our entire living space (a little kitchenette is to the right of this photo).
I knew that I was *this close* to hitting a tipping point.
I could taste the warm, gourmet coffee on the other side of the horizon. I knew I had what it takes to be successful, but I had NO IDEA how to get there.
So one day, while tinkering on my MacBook Pro and not making any money, I think I actually screamed out loud:
(I’d like to say that my conversations to the universe have less F-bombs these days). I made this declaration a few times, actually. And then I waited.
There wasn’t a bolt of lightning. The clouds didn’t part and drop a wisdom bomb on me.
I waited… (and probably cried).
A few days after my dramatic declaration, I stumbled upon an ad for an amazing day-long, live streamed online summit hosted by Natalie MacNeil at She Takes on the World.
I’d been following Natalie for a few months at this point and loved her weekly videos.
She spoke live with amazing leaders like Danielle LaPorte and Gabby Bernstein (two of my favorites). Natalie gave top-notch tips away for free. I wanted to be a part of whatever she was doing.
I thought, “If this is free, I’ve got to see inside of her paid stuff!”
Then, at the end of the summit, Natalie opened enrollment for The Conquer Club.
Despite my fear of not having enough: I decided to go all in on the highest level of The Conquer Club (affiliate link) and take a leap of faith in spending a year working with this bombshell of an entrepreneur.
It’s hard to explain, but I knew that I needed a catalyst like this to shake me out of my funk and ignite my business.
And… I was right.
In 2014, The Conquer Club changed my life.
(From left to right: Me on the set of She Takes on the World TV, swimming in Bali at the Conquer Retreat, the group in Bali, our water ceremony on the last night in Bali, the water ceremony on our first day in Bali).
(Photos from left to right: Full lunar eclipse ceremony in Tulum, Mayan ruins in Tulum, “Rainbow of Sales” in Tulum, Kelley Azevedo and me in Napa, and Natalie MacNeil, Amanda Genther, and me at the Conquer Retreat in Tulum).
And here’s what shocked me: I’m still getting so much out of this community and training even though I’m not technically in the incubator.
My good friend Amanda Genther and I are thrilled to be offering an incredible bonus for you this year when you enroll in The Conquer Club through us.
When you enroll in the Conquer Club through Amanda and me, you’ll get the Sales Page Dream Team Bonus. There’s so much included you’ll want to visit the page below to get all of the details:
*Affiliate Disclaimer* I’m a ridiculously proud partner for The Conquer Club and am honored to share this business incubator with you. To make it possible to offer these amazing bonuses to you, I do receive commission if you enroll in The Conquer Club through links on this page.
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