I know what it’s like. I don’t have a rags to riches story, and in fact, from the outside, my life looked pretty great before I started my business. I had the well paid job, the perfect boyfriend, and the London life I had been dreaming of… After all, I had always done my very best to meet and surpass expectations on the path that had been laid out for me: get excellent grades, get a top honours bachelors, get a masters at one of the world’s top leading business schools, and get a prestigious corporate job… where I was meant to keep climbing the never-ending, soul-crushing, ladder. The reality is I was avoiding past pain and my truth by working hard and creating success that looked good from the outside.
I now know that that you can’t listen to your doubters. That you can’t believe a prediction that doesn’t empower you. That you have to believe in yourself so much that you’re totally comfortable with people calling you disillusioned.
That you can only control your own stuff, and that everything outside is not in your control. But it was not always the case – and despite incredible support from all those who matter most to me, and from the amazing community I have created with my business, I had my share of people trying to bring me down, and spent an awful lot of time worrying about what others thought. And I was secretly afraid that they might actually be right – that without piles of money, an incredible network, or unlikely luck – it was not really possible for me.
There is nothing special about me on paper. I just kept moving forward, kept taking persistent action, and kept reaching out for support when I needed it. Now I run a thriving business that has way exceeded my expectations on all levels. After making my first $5k week before leaving my job and then my first 5 figure month the month I quit my job, I now consistently far surpassed what I earned in corporate (and what would have taken me years and years of working for somebody else to achieve). I work with amazing driven and like minded women (literally dream clients) who are up to big things and get to witness their amazing transformations as they book their very first clients after months of struggling alone, bring in their first $10k, quit their jobs, get invited to speak at start-up events, and bust through the fears holding them back. I have a flexible lifestyle that allows me to set my own schedule, travel and work from anywhere, go for a yoga class, a spontaneous shopping spree, or a long lunch in the middle of the day if I so please. I’ve been featured in publications like the Huffington Post, YFS, Mindbodygreen, and more. And I wake up excited every day because I know my potential for growth is unlimited, and I know I can achieve anything I set my mind to (no sacrifices included).
I’m so passionate about empowering driven entrepreneurial women to reconnect with their true purpose and mission, because I felt disconnected from mine for so long. I had a huge passion… horses and showjumping, which also happened to be an (extremely) expensive hobby. So I always thought my only option was to work as hard as I could in corporate, and become a leader of a big corporation. But it was a catch 22: the harder I worked, the less time I had for my real passion and for what mattered most to me. I realized this pretty quickly as I had to sell my horse within months of starting my first job, as I had absolutely no time to ride. I was devastated: I had worked my entire life to get to this point, only to find out that making the money I wanted to be making and having a flexible lifestyle appeared to be completely incompatible. There had to be another way. I realized that the goal I had set up for myself was not truly what I wanted at all. Even if I kept being promoted and made it to the top, I’d be missing out on what I actually wanted to be doing.