Hey babes! Welcome to the blog.
Yesterday I went LIVE on IG (click the pic above to watch!) to talk about how I walked away from $24k just 2 weeks ago... only 2 months after leaving my 9-5 job.
I know what you're thinking... why in the heck did I do that!?
Believe me, I questioned my sanity too.
It the day before I was to launch my *signature course* that was fully created & market tested, 12 women were signed up on the waitlist & ready to swipe their credit cards & another 2 females we're inquiring about 1:1 business coaching services...
And I decided to SCRAP IT ALL.
Because it wasn't in alignment with me anymore.
I felt draining to create.
I didn't even believe in what I was teaching anymore.
I was having to force myself to get out of bed & show up.
There was no joy, passion or excitement in the project.
Taking action was forced, not inspired.
I tell this to my clients all the time, but ALIGNMENT IS THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT THING WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR BUSINESS.
Not just because it's almost IMPOSSIBLE to build a business when you don't believe in it...
But because building from a place of mis-alignment will dysregulate your nervous system, meaning you're automatically operating from survival mode & your brain and body no longer feel safe to push on and receive more. From this space, you unconsciously self sabatage any effort to succeed and succumb to symptoms that include but aren't limited to low energy, anxiety, depression, low mood, insomnia, pain and muscle aches, blurred vision, focus & concentration issues and the list goes on making overwhelm and burnout the default in this state.
But when you are living from your truth and align your business with your soul, you will naturally feel energized, your nervous system heals, emotional and energetic blocks vanish, clarity and confidence are a constant, work and attracting clients is easy, and the list goes on.
Sounds dreamy right?
Well, I would've never had that if I kept forcing my business. I would have forever been struggling to show up, sell, serve & succeed.
And I chose this entrepreneur life for happiness & freedom... that was going to be a mental, physical, emotional & spiritual prison.
Nah, girl. No thank you, boo boo. I don't care what the short-term fall out is (money, discomfort, etc.).
SO WHAT ARE THE EXACT STEPS I TOOK TO BURN THIS BUSINESS DOWN & BUILD IT BACK UP?
1. GUT CHECK. BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF. Your intuition never steers you wrong. You are feeling the weight for a reason... lean in to what it's trying to tell you & where it's trying to lead you. To help with this process, pick a quiet spot and journal freely. What's bubbling up for you?
2. CHECK-IN WITH YOUR BODY & ENERGY: Ensure this "off" feeling is not just your nervous system out of whack. Sometimes when we don't take care of ourselves, our mood, focus & energy dip, which can make it hard to show up. However, a lot of the times the resistance (mental/physical/emotional discomfort) we feel in our bodies is actually smoke signals that we are moving in the wrong direction. Try to decipher between the two before making any rash decisions. Our bodies are so smart and always communicating to us - whether positive or negative.
3. GET CLEAR. What LIGHTS YOU THE F UP? What can you create & sell based on that? How can you deliver it to the world in a way that feels good to you (not how everyone else says you should)?
4. RE-ALIGN. Your mind & body are on board with your new found truth (they've been trying to convince you of this pivot for months). Now it's time to connect your soul to your business.
5. SUBTRACT. Take audit of what in your biz was maybe aligned with your previous self, but isn't anymore (any team member, client, freebie, offer, platform, funnel, etc.). CTRL, ALT, DELETE ANYTHING that does not align... even if that takes ya back to ZERO (hello, me :D). This is the fun but scary part, and don't just keep something around because it's "working." It will become dead weight sooner or later. Eliminate it.
6. BUILD NEW. Congrats - you have a clean slate to create what actually brings you alive. Watch how fast the results poor in now that you get to wake up and teach a topic that LIGHTS YOUR SOUL UP. What a gift you have given to yourself, and the people you will soon serve.
So there you have it! If you're feeling the same heaviness in your business, I suggest you use the steps above and explore why. It's not worth having a business if it's one that you aren't 150% IN LOVE WITH.
Watch my live if you want more deets and an INSIDE PEEK on my new program!
If you have questions leave a comment or DM me on IG!
Much love girlfriend. Thanks for reading!