Viewing entries tagged
"Would you rather feel overwhelmed or peaceful?
Of course you'd rather feel peaceful.
Would you rather like to feel energetic, and adventurous and excited about something? Or bored?
You must move toward what you you've become... or you become complacent and dissatisfied.
To take action from a place of split energy is always unpleasant.
So let's say you're focused on something that's not working. To dig in and try to offer more effort and to think harder about how your going to get it done, just causes you to pile more engines on in opposition.
So the rule of thumb that we would apply, if we were in your position, is that we would follow the good feeling thoughts."
- Abraham Hicks
This past weekend I watched a video of myself from 2014. Talk about having a pile of opposition showing up all over my face.
I looked terrible, depressed, like I wasn't even there... straight up dead behind the eyes. Seriously, look at the screenshots from my videos!
I was 3 years into my business and I had what everyone on the outside saw as major success. On the inside I was falling apart. In those 3 years I had crashed my first fashion truck (my business), developed crippling reactive arthritis for 3 months where I could barely walk or move, was chained to my desk all day, everyday and felt like my business was at a total stand still.
On top of it, I was SO worried ALL.THE.TIME. about everything- money, customers, social media, buying, money, family, my relationship, what the hell I was doing with my life. Seriously, to have spent three years riding the highs and lows of my business had made me a complete wreck. Can't you see it in my face?
I spent much of 2014 depressed and overwhelmed. I didn't know how I had gotten to that place, but it sucked.
I felt alone in my business and wanted to take a vacation from my life and run away.
I wish in that time, I had someone to help me.
My family, my boyfriend with a business degree, my friends... they're all amazing listeners but the real deal is that they aren't business consultants, they're not life coaches... and they just didn't understand what being a boutique owner felt like.
In that time, I needed someone to simultaneously lift my spirit up, tell me how to adjust my business to keep hitting my numbers and be my ally to pull me out of the lonely, overwhelmed situation I was in.
In 2015 I ended up on a woman's email list who sent emails that resonated with me. I loved her message, I listened to her audios and felt in my heart that she was the one who could help me figure out what I was doing with my life.
I signed up with her as my coach and wow, how quickly my life changed. Changed in the best ways... I got happier, I felt lighter and a year and a half later I'm the happiest and most creative I've ever been in my life.
By saying yes, admitting that I needed help, I got exactly the help I needed! Help from an expert to get me from where I was to where I am now. Her 1:1 support was like the business partner I never had and so desperately needed. She knew about things like manifesting, journaling, online marketing, Facebook Ads... all these things I never had the energy or awareness to deal with before.
I now live a lifestyle that I LOVE and have a business that LIGHTS me UP! Every three months I travel to a new spot that I've co-created with my boyfriend, I have the most delightful clients who get massive results, the relationship with my family is only about being family, and new opportunities flow to me with ease (very exciting things coming soon!). My business is easy, makes perfect sense and I am more centered and focused than I ever believed I could be.
You don't have to keep filling your head with doubts, questions and struggles. You don't have to be alone in your business. You can have clarity, alignment, and forward momentum, right now. It is possible for you!
When you work with me in my 1:1 Boutique Consulting Program, I am your best business partner ever.
I help my 1:1 clients make these shifts so they can take winters off, they can spend more time with their kids, buy the car they most desire, have freedom to take vacations and love their business... with ease.
Who are the types women who work with me in my 12 Week 1:1 Boutique Consulting Program?
- Ambitious & Creative
- Have had their retail business for 2-4+ years (although I have helped many of total newbies!)
- Ready to do the work to have the life they desire
- Happy & Positive
- Not scared to invest in themselves and their business
- Know that where they are now isn't working and something has to change
Maybe that list sounds just like you? And perhaps you can relate to how I felt in my third year in business, lonely and ready to ask for help?
Right now I have 4 spots open for my 1:1 Consulting Program. I'd love to invite you to schedule an appointment to connect with me if you feel like what I've said speaks to and you're really ready to create change in your life and business. I know these spots will fill up by the end of the month so if you're reading this and feeling excited, click that button below and let's talk!
Here's to making lots of friends and making lots of money!
I just finished up my taxes for 2015.
What I realized going through the numbers was that 2015 was a really hard year for me.
As I looked through the charges on my card, my income, what I spent money on… I was a little shocked.
Not only was it my lowest income year ever as an adult, it was the first year I ever spent money on personal development. I had basically negative money and spent the majority of the money I made on investments in MYSELF. (I actually can’t believe I’m publicly talking about this…)
WHY DID I DO THAT?
Because I was stuck.
I couldn’t do it by myself anymore.
I was struggling.
I didn’t know what was wrong with me, with my business.
I was tired.
I wanted more.
I couldn’t deal.
I knew it was the tipping point…
And my family, friends, my poor boyfriend—they just couldn’t help me.
They didn’t know how to help me.
They saw I was down, depressed even, and didn’t know what could get the funk out.
You see, in 2013, I started teaching a monthly webinar to mobile retailers. I got to use my 7 years of retail expertise to teach a higher level of running a retail business— AND I LOVED IT. Every freaking minute of it. I was psyched when someone wanted to consult with me 1:1 and usually stayed on the phone with them longer than the 1 hour allotted time. (If you talk with me these days, you know I do that still sometimes!)
That pull of teaching was calling me last year. I knew I was meant for more than where I was, and I couldn’t quite put my finger on how, when, who… I didn’t have a clue what was next. I just knew I loved teaching, helping women run their businesses. Give them the good, bad and the ugly I had experienced myself.
I knew my life had to stop the crappy pattern it was in, and I was fully convinced that scraping together the money I had to do it was the answer.
So I bit the bullet and decided to “burn the boats” as they say. I spent $5500 on my first group coaching program. I was obsessed with the women who was running it and it became a non-negotiable for me to sign up for the program quickly after I listened to her teleclasses.
What came out of me burning the boats?
- More money coming in from places I never expected
- A solid relationship with a fantastic coach who pushed me and nurtured me at exactly the times that I needed it
- Awesome business best friends who I speak with weekly (some daily!)
- incredible trainings and workbooks I still reference to run my business
- A renewed relationship with my boyfriend (I stopped asking him for help with my biz!)
- A revived relationship with my family-- my mom wasn't worried about me being depressed anymore
- A new ME. I renewed ME. A ME who knew exactly what she wanted to do, how she was going to do it, and the energy and tools to go out and do it.
That’s how I ended up here, in your inbox! You see, I know about a lot of things… but one thing I know for sure is when I need help.
THIS IS MY FIRST COACH EMILY! She's the one who pulled me out of a dark place and got me on this incredible road of consulting and coaching women just like you.
My dad once said to me: “Emily, I’d rather invest in you than the stock market. I believe you will always make better returns than the market.” And HELL YES- I agree with that. I will ALWAYS invest in myself. I am an incredible investment… and as an entrepreneur I’m not afraid to invest in myself to grow my life and my business.
Ask yourself right now: Are YOU the BEST INVESTMENT your business has got? (Hopefully the answer is yes!)
- Are you where you want to be in your business?
- What’s stopping you from getting to your goals in your life and business?
- How are those obstacles taking you out of the game and crushing your dreams?
- Is it time for you to end your every day suffering?
- Why do you feel like you have to endure this pain alone in your business?
- Is it time for you to bite the bullet and ask for the help that you need to get yourself to the next level?
Is it time for you to make the best investment yet and invest in yourself?
NEW & EXCLUSIVE 1:1 PROGRAM
If you’ve been thinking about working with me 1:1 at a higher level, here’s your chance.
I’ve created a new 8-week intimate experience, only available for five (5) women.
This is about getting you to your ultimate business goals FAST.
Some examples of things we can do in eight weeks:
• analyze your sales & margin data to maximize profits
• get you feeling great about your biz (mindset!)
• find your ideal client and speak to her loudly!
• dig deep into your inventory management and make it flow properly
• develop a buying and markdown strategy
• create and schedule content for all your social media channels
• launch your e-commerce or social selling site
• and whatever else you need…
Clearly we're not going to be able to get that entire list done in eight weeks, so pick your top 3-4 and we'll push to make them happen FAST.
This is a super high-level customized 8 weeks. You'll get the same access that my longer term 1:1 clients get. Training videos, book lists, workbooks-- you'll get what you need to succeed.
You want a business partner? Great- that's me for eight weeks. You'll have weekly 1:1 calls with me and full email access.
You + Me... we're going to deep dive into your business to figure out what is going right to push it, what's going wrong, and stop it. No more wondering why you have too much inventory or why there's not as much money in the bank as you thought there should be.
Picture this: In just 8 weeks, you've got your business running like a super profitable machine, you have an after-holiday plan set up and in place, and you KNOW it's all working exactly the way you imagined in the dreams you had about your retail business. We're going to bring this to life.
IMPORTANT: This is limited to 5 incredible women, so if it is speaking to you then talk to me about how we can make it happen.
Hit reply to this email or send me a message me on Facebook.
To making lots of friends and making lots of money,
P.S. Have you caught my Facebook Live Videos? I'm streaming 3-4 times per week and you don't want to miss any of them- they're packed with juicy content for you!
When you're a creative entrepreneur, you get caught in this limiting belief cycle of:
- "I need my big break."
- "I have to do it exactly like that successful person did."
- "I'll always be struggling with money and success.
- "Working hard is part of the journey."
- "If I work more, I'll make more money."
You know what? It doesn't have to be that way.
Those are just old lines a society of humans based in fear have been caught up in. It hasn't been like that for me this past year. I've learned to get where I am with ease, clarity and incredible support. And within 1 year of deciding to completely overhaul my life and business- another BIG shift is happening:
In the next 3 weeks, we are selling nearly everything we own to travel freely around the world.
That saying "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you" is DEAD ON. The idea of moving is challenging me... it's also changing every fiber of my being.
At 33 years old, I'm once again, choosing to LIVE BIG and go for EXACTLY what I want. Designing my life around SUNSHINE, FREEDOM and EXPLORATION has been something I've wanted to do for many years. And in small steps, I had been getting bits and pieces.
Starting as a winter away in Florida, Greg and I slowly have been traveling more, and for longer time periods. We've downsized our "things" every month. We've simplified our lives with things like housekeepers and food delivery service to uplevel and create ease.
Last night, my body's natural reaction to fear kicked in and I had a little meltdown. I cried and tapped and hugged Greg. I told him I was scared and nervous about moving away. We talked feelings and plans and within minutes I felt SO.MUCH.BETTER.
I don't know if I've shared this with you yet, but I process every itty bitty feeling that comes up in my brain-- doing mindset work like journaling, tapping and meditating 2-3 hours a day. Excitement, terror, sadness, confusion, clarity. ALL OF THE FEELINGS have come up in this most recent upleveling cycle.
You see... INTENSE FREAKING EMOTIONS ARE BEHIND EVERY OUNCE OF MASSIVE ACTION.
I realized that ALL of this work to move my business online is workingexactly the way I've planned. The MASSIVE ACTION in my business I've taken over the past year is creating more MASSIVE ACTION in my life.
AND IT'S AWESOME.
Maybe you're a creative entrepreneur who wants to run their business from anywhere (even from the couch!). Perhaps you have a business up and running and it's not profitable, or at all where you want it to be financially?
I want to help you. I've been running businesses for 12+ years in product and service based spaces. Turning a PROFIT in every single one. And when I say profit, I don't mean a little fun money-- I mean PAY FOR MY LIFE money.
That PAY FOR MY LIFE money has been my HAVE A FUN LIFEmoney.
I want you to have a fun life which is fully funded by your business. So are you ready to give up the story of struggle around money? Ditch the self doubt and start taking MASSIVE ACTION? Invest in a MAJOR way for MAJOR RESULTS? Oh, and trust that you are AVAILABLE to having an amazing business?
That's the woman I'm looking for.
I have 5 spots open in my 1:1 Consulting Program. It's customized to your goals of living a fun, fab life running your biz and having a blast. These are my last spots open until October when I will once again raise my prices.
Here's to living your life in FUN!
Last July, I was sitting on this bed, staring at my computer and crying my eyes out.
It was supposed to be a fun holiday vacation, but I all I could think about was how I had no money. How I had no hope and how the hell I got myself into this situation.
My brick and mortar business was struggling, I had panic attacks every time I was in my mobile business... and as for the 3 other businesses I had running--- well, they were the ones paying the bills. I was tired, sad and in hindsight, I'd say I was depressed.
I knew I had to make a change-- and the change was certainly not to go back to a typical 9-5 job.
A month before this, I had started listening to an audio training series from a woman, also named Emily.
She had this incredible outlook on life and business... there were quotables inside the trainings, and I had taken notes on notes trying to figure out what her secret sauce was.
See, I was the type of person who always said, "I can figure this out, I don't need help."
But at this point, I was so deep into my entrepreneurial life, I wasn't quite sure how to figure this out myself. And sure, these audio trainings we amazing-- inspiring and with instruction-- but I realized that I couldn't replace a freebie training series with a true course with a real person to help me.
And that's when I gave in. Well, with a little help.
Emily was selling a 3 month course at the end of the audio training. I looked at the sign up page for the course probably a thousand times, continuously telling myself I couldn't afford it. But deep down, I knew I needed to sign up soooo badly. Like THIS was THE thing that would change my life. If I didn't take this risk, I'd continue along my path of depression.
I tried to sell some things, ask my sister to use her credit card, and moved some bits of money around. But it still wasn't enough for the first payment.
My boyfriend Greg had seen how much I would light up listening to the trainings, and that I had this glimmer of hope when I spoke about signing up for the course.
The day I was sitting on the bed crying, he came in and asked what was wrong. It was the last day to sign up, and I couldn't because I didn't have the money.
He left... and in less than 2 minutes, he came back with his credit card. Passing it to me, he said "Use this to sign up and you can pay me back when you can."
I almost didn't take it... Who was I to be using his money? This was admitting defeat in the biggest sense possible. I would never ask a man to pay for something like this. I was taught that a woman should take care of herself.
I shut down the voices running through my head and took the card. As soon as I got the confirmation for the course sign up, I felt a rush of relief come over my body. I knew that I was a good worker, I could get things done. And now I had an expert telling me exactly what to do to change my life for the better.
I was saved.
That was one year ago.
Since then it's been a whirlwind:
- I closed my brick and mortar store.
- I sold my mobile business!
- I started a business consulting business!
- I've been completely booked since I started consulting. And my clients are getting insanely positive results in their lives and businesses!
- I launched 2 new programs, a mastermind and intensives.
- I spent the winter in Antigua, a week in Paris (where I had my dream photoshoot!) and am about to travel around the world for the next couple of years.
- I've worked (and continue to work) with the top coaches in the world in business, mindset, public speaking, personal development and internet marketing.
- My relationship with Greg gets deeper everyday.
- My mom and I are closer than ever before.
- My dad has a new level of respect for me as a business woman.
- I have ah-mazing new business besties all over the world. (And my super sweetie long time besties are reaping the benefits of my enhanced personal development, making continual improvements in their lives!)
- I feel happy, safe, inspired and vibrationally aligned every single day.
- I live with a greater sense of purpose and clarity than I ever have before.
I live with a passion for not only MY dreams, but I'm obsessed with my CLIENT'S goals and dreams. I have seen so much transformation in my own life, I can't help but be addicted to seeing them transform as well.
Being successful in life and business REQUIRES being vulnerable.
If I hadn't gotten over myself and what my mind was telling me to keep me safe, I absolutely wouldn't be where I am today.
I had to take the risk, I had to ask for help, and I had to be willing to put myself into situations that were uncomfortable (trust me, there were more than just in this letter!).
There are 174 days left in 2016.
How are you going to choose to be vulnerable?
Are you willing to get uncomfortable for the sake of success, the chance to live a fantastic life full of every desire your business can afford you?
I believe in you and I'm obsessed with you achieving your dreams and goals!
Here's to living your life full of everything you desire!
P.S. Want to talk about your dreams and goals for your life and business? I'm ready to hear them and map out the quickest way for you to get there. Just click here.
I only watch very specific television shows, and one of my favorites lately is ‘The Grinder’ on Fox. Rob Lowe (total hottie!) plays an actor who for many years was a famous TV lawyer, and now he’s returned home and works at his family’s real life law firm in Idaho. He never passed the bar, but his TV show antics seem to always work in real life.
Anyhow, the episode I watched last week was all about how he decided that to be able to solve the BIG case, he needed to get wrapped up in a side story. That the ‘side story’ would be able to distract him enough so he could connect the dots and figure out how to work the angles on the BIG case.
Of course this got me thinking about how my mindset practice is my FOREVER side story, helping me solve the issues that come up while running my coaching business. I spend between 1-4 hours A DAY on journaling, tapping, drowning myself in audios and reading. I’ve unlocked blocks I didn’t know I had, solved problems in my relationships with others, and gotten the clues to what’s holding me back from the next HUGE levels in my business (I hit $35k this month already. $40k is July’s goal!!)…
And now I’m helping others do the same. Last week on a call with a client, she said “I spoke to a total ideal client, but she probably can’t afford my $4,000 rates.” I immediately stopped her… 1. Because her rate is $5,000… and 2. Because she was putting her own limiting beliefs about money onto this woman she had talked to for 30 minutes.
I gave her the assignment to write down all the reasons she is capable of charging $5,000 and why someone would pay her $5,000. Guess what? Two days later she signed a $5,000 client!
In business, a person’s side story should ALWAYS be mindset work. Lots to do, do the mindset work first. Got nothing to do, do some mindset work.
So many coaches are throwing around the term "mindset work" but not telling you WHAT that MEANS or LOOKS LIKE! Let me be specific about what mine looks like so you get an idea of what it looks like for a $35k month:
I focus on ONE GOAL and became laser focused on that one goal.
I wrote the goal down every day— and the goal has a deadline.
>> My morning routine:
1. Wake up, be aware of how I feel.
Listen to Abraham Hicks good morning rampage.
Write down how I want to feel today.
2. Then move on to journaling around my goal. What it would feel like to have achieved the goal, what I would do when it happened, how I would act, and then I close my eyes and visualize myself with the results.
3. Then I listen to Steve Seibold’s positive self talk on self esteem and personal development. I kept myself around high vibe people and things.
>> During the day:
I’m aware of my thoughts and feelings. If something negative comes up, I stop, write it down and journal and tap about it. I also listen to more Abraham Hicks and subliminal messaging music.
>> Before Bed:
I go back to my ‘how I want to feel today’ notes and once again, focus on my goal and the feeling that the result of that goal is going to bring. I journal more, tap if I need to, and end the night in meditation. As I lay down in bed, I start to think about how much I appreciate everything around me: the bed, the air conditioning, the pillows… all of it. And I drift off to sleep with some gentle music.
Hope this helps YOU have a $35k month!!