There are so many people in this world telling you how to create a life or run your business or what how to fit in with society.
Somewhere deep down I always knew that I am not meant to just exist but to really figure out what lights me up and how I can make an impact in this world that encourages you to create a life with purpose and passion.
Today I want to give you a glimpse of how I arrived at a place where I get to do whatever I want, every single day.
It’s not been easy that’s for sure. As a person who grew up in foster care, there were always limits placed based on someone else’s view of foster kids or limits I placed upon myself based on someone else’s story. In hindsight, everything I experienced in the foster care and afterward, guided me and moved me in this direction.
Nothing became more clear about my life and my purpose when the day came and I became a special needs mom to a medically fragile child and I was smacked into the soul foundation that life is too short and that I am in charge of how my life is going to unfold.
In 2007, I started to act instead of just talking about all the things I wanted to do one day.
I started writing and publishing books to share my message.
I went to college to become a therapist to help families at risk.
I started a brick and mortar business supporting artists in the community.
I made art that called me, learning and perfecting my skills.
I worked as a therapist until I was ready for 100% entrepreneurship.
I created active and passive income streams.
I created a web design and virtual assistant business.
I created coloring books to cement positive feelings from within.
And when I first became a full-time entrepreneur I followed what the experts said, but in truth, it left me frustrated and annoyed because it didn’t feel good. And after a year I had about enough of the bullshit that was my business and decided to get some clarity and what I wanted my life to look and feel like.
And that is where I found my personal mission and secret to make my vision a reality.
I simply wrote it out.
In 3, 5 or 10 years, what did I want my life to look and feel like, and the emphasis is on what I wanted it to feel like.
I decided to no longer feed the shoulds or have to’s and simply just be in each moment and follow the ideas and actions that felt good. Those feelings feel like an energetic party on the insight.
I tuned into how I wanted to serve the creatives and multi-passionate without sacrificing my energy and myself in the process. I created the Rebel’s Academy to help you build a business the same way I am making all of my ideas flow. You can have a service or product based business or a combination of both. It’s doable and I am loving every minute of it.
But just having the Academy wasn’t enough because it’s just one part of the whole picture. I created coloring books, I wrote books and tuned into what I wanted to do every single day that would support my overarching goal but also give me 100% satisfaction.
And that’s how the Rebel Shine Bootcamp came into play. It begins with the vision and then each following module and lesson to support that vision so you can have the best year every year.
Here’s the thing, you can have a service-based business that does not require 1:1 coaching calls. I am still very much involved in helping you build a business or create a life that feels amazing. And I am able to do it through the membership platform as well as through private community Facebook Group.
I get sad every time someone makes excuses for why they can’t do what they want to do and making all the pieces fit for them. You can start now and you can start small. There is no right or wrong way, there’s only YOUR way.
Every year I write a new vision for what I want my next year to look and feel like and based on that visions I develop my goals and the things I want to do during that year. It’s my foundation and literally allows me to “do whatever I want every single day”.
So if you are struggling and feeling frustrated, write out a vision.
Write it out for 10 years, 5 years and then 1 year.
Ask yourself who you want to be, how you want to feel and who is part of your life.
Write about the things you are doing from the time you wake up until you go to bed.
Write about the things you want to achieve and celebrate in your life.
Get into the nitty-gritty of your feelings. How do you want to feel when you do all the things. How will it look like when you follow your passions and live in your purpose?
I don’t recommend a lot of things, but there is a must-attend event I want you to know about.
My friend Denise Duffield-Thomas is holding a free live online class this Tuesday, April 17 at 6PM Eastern — and I REALLY want you to be there.
There are three reasons why.
First of all, Denise Duffield-Thomas will totally transform your money life for the better.
That’s no exaggeration. She’s widely regarded as the go-to money mindset mentor for women entrepreneurs who want to ditch their old money stories and habits and start succeeding financially — while having an easier lifestyle AND a bigger impact on the world.
In only a few short years, Denise has created a multi-million dollar enterprise from scratch (while raising a young family!). She’s an award-winning speaker, bestselling author, and has influenced the lives of tens of thousands of online entrepreneurs through her books, programs, and other transformational materials.
Secondly, this is not your ordinary webinar.
Denise’s down-to-earth style is incredibly refreshing, especially considering she runs a 7-figure business and has a huge online following. One of the things I love about Denise is that she lays everything out in a very transparent, easy-to-understand way. Plus, she really walks her talk and walks alongside those she teaches.
Third (and most important), what you’ll learn could be the difference between success and failure in your business.
I’m not saying that to freak you out or be overly dramatic. You may have noticed, however, that not everyone is successful in business. One of the key factors that Denise has identified (and built her work around) is that your money mindset can absolutely determine whether you’ll be one of the ones who “makes it” in business or not.
That’s why she’s created this live event, where she’ll unpack her “Top 5 Strategies To Upgrade Your Money Mindset.”
Reserve your seat right here (it’s happening this Tuesday, April 17 at 6PM Eastern time).
I had to share this special event with you because I suspect that, like many other women in business, you want both financial success AND to make a difference on the planet.
And Denise’s message is pretty clear: when you’re doing well financially, then you can help more people. It’s not just about the money (though her strategies will definitely help you make more of it!) but about stepping into your role as a wealthy, empowered leader in your business and life.
This message is so timely for where we are as a society right now, and it’ll apply directly to you in your business, too (whether you’re already successful and want to get to the next level, or are struggling with overworking and underearning).
Click here to reserve your spot in this game-changing live webinar.
You’ll discover the 5 strategies entrepreneurs like you can use to upgrade your money mindset — AND you’ll learn how you can get Denise’s help along your money journey, and join a movement of thousands of women as we change the way we think and feel about money – forever.
Go ahead and register for the webinar even if you can’t join live, because there will be a replay (but you can only get it if you register!).
Get Denise’s “Top 5 Strategies To Upgrade Your Money Mindset” by registering here.
P.S. Denise will soon open registration for Money Bootcamp Live 2018. I highly recommend it and I’ll send you more info soon. But for now, register for this webinar – it will be awesome. Here’s my link to reserve your spot!
We’ve been sold a lie.
We’ve been told that if we just follow our dreams, pursue our passions, and throw ourselves into our great work, things will all work out and we’ll become successful.
Honestly, though, even though passion can take you far… business success is often more about the practical matters. For instance, did you know that one of the TOP reasons small businesses fail is simply because they run out of money?
(NOT because the owner “lacked passion” or didn’t work hard enough.)
I’m not here to ruin your day with that fact, but we need to get real if we’re going to succeed in business. Better yet, we need to get smart, and we need to come together as women (more on that in a minute).
So… what if someone were to basically hand you a roadmap that could show you, step-by-step, how to take care of your money sabotages (so your business doesn’t become a statistic)?
What if, in fact, there were a simple, proven (and even fun!) way to transform your money mindset, breakthrough your money blocks, and start attracting wealth and abundance?
Great news: there is. And my friend Denise Duffield-Thomas is generously offering it today in a free training video she’s just released. Denise is quite literally THE go-to for money mindset in the online business world, so when she creates anything new, I’m all over it.
If you haven’t heard of Denise Duffield-Thomas, you’re totally missing out. She is a 7-figure business owner, an award-winning speaker, a bestselling author, and a money mentor to tens of thousands of online entrepreneurs.
(She’s also a mom and wife! So, perhaps like you, she pretty much wears a cape.)
I’m particularly excited to share Denise’s training with you, though, because she’s covering a really powerful topic: money sabotages — and more importantly, how to fix them, along with a step-by-step roadmap to attracting more abundance into your life.
The truth is, we all have money sabotages. For most of us, they just run in the background, preventing us from having the wealth and lifestyle we really want (and deserve) — but we don’t notice they’re there.
With Denise’s training, however, you’ll learn how to zero in on the specific ways in which you sabotage yourself, so you can quickly shift your habits and start seeing results in your life in the way of more income without more work.
In fact you’ll get, for free, one of the most potent exercises Denise uses in her Money Bootcamp — which has helped over 4,000 women clear their money blocks, transform their money mindsets, and collectively earn millions more in income, all while having a lot more joy and ease in their lives.
You won’t want to miss out on this free training, which lays out Denise’s entire (proven!) Money Bootcamp formula to wealth and abundance.
In fact, I recommend you go right now and watch the video, and then download the “Map To Wealth” workbook so you can begin taking steps right now to having a more abundant business and life.
Get free access to the complete “Your Map To Wealth” right here.
Now more than ever, we women need to come together in community and support each other’s growth and success.
By sharing Denise’s valuable training with you today, it’s my intention to make a positive difference in your life and in the world. I hope you’ll take advantage of it, and pass it along to other women who need to hear this message right now.
I know that the “Your Map To Wealth” isn’t going to be up for too long, so you’ll want to watch it right away so you don’t miss out on Denise’s unique Money Bootcamp process and the powerful money sabotage exercise you’ll receive.