Starting My Business Was Hard, Really Hard.
In 2006, I left my job as a brand manager at L’Oreal Paris to start my own business.
I had an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. And I grew up in an entrepreneurial household.
I thought I was hot stuff.
I thought I was going to rock this entrepreneur thing.
And then I got checked by reality. Hard.
Within 1 year, I racked up $25,000 in debt, investing in trainings & programs, and trying to launch my own products & programs (most of which flopped).
I rented out my New York apartment just to have enough money to pay my bills each month. I basically ran my business from my friends’ couches.
I realized that I had zero method to my madness.
“I was just trying one random
thing after another – and no one
was able to tell me what ORDER
to do them in.”
So I spent the next year figuring it out…
I paid close attention to my numbers.
I tracked what worked, and what didn’t.
I identified which activities would make money the fastest.
I hired a master coach to help me (with a short term loan from my family).
And I turned my business (and my life) around.
By the end of that year, I had 22 clients, 2 group programs, $12,000 in savings, and ZERO dollars in debt.
Every year since then,
I’ve dramatically increased my revenue.
Today, I’m a 7-figure business owner, coaching women in building businesses that change their lives, their families’ lives, and their clients’ lives. (Many of my clients have doubled and tripled their revenue within 1 year of working with me.)
The reason I make money is so I can have an amazing life, which includes transforming the lives of my clients.
But it also includes awesome pork buns at Momofuku in New York, hanging with my dad on his porch all day, and traveling with my partner Jai. (I’m also a lover of all things Fantasy and Science Fiction and own at least 6 different decks of Oracle Cards.)
I’ve only been in business 2 months and now have 25 people registered.I was that person that recreated her website over and over, but since Monica’s seminar, I actually call the contacts that I may have been afraid to call because of the fear of rejection.The biggest take away was knowing what to say when asked what I do. I have used it several times since the class and people actually understand what I do. I’ve only been in business 2 months, and I now have a class scheduled with 25 people registered. Thank you, thank you Monica!!
Exceptional.I have been to many events and Monica’s was exceptional. She is able to connect entrepreneurs’ actions to their beliefs about money in a way that propels them to change.At this event, I saw that my fear around prospecting and sales conversations was holding me back. I made a decision to change. The next weekend, I drove 300 miles to an expo and introduced myself to 200 potential clients. My confidence has increased dramatically and I am working to build my business instead of waiting for clients to find me.
Power-packed!Best Year Yet Bootcamp was absolutely amazing. The connections I made with incredibly strong, yet soft, and smart women, the “AHAs” from Monica’s inspired teaching, and the new insights around every corner made the three days a power-packed punch that almost had my head spinning.Since then Monica’s Money Magnets on my fridge keep me on track every day, week, and month to set and track my goals. I know I am on my way to success with a solid foundation. Thanks, Monica!
Planners, strategies, trackers, checklists, and templates!As a lifetime entrepreneur, I’ve always considered myself brave. But as a lifetime procrastinator and perfectionist, I always had trouble stepping up and actually selling my products.In Cash Flow Mastery, I identified how I operate around money (turns out, my Money Type is an avoider-martyr). Monica then gave me tangible tools to identify and consciously override my fear-based money mindsets.Now, using my Mastery tools I consistently look at my money head-on. I’ve developed a clear strategy to create a valuable niche package. With the planners, strategies, trackers, checklists and templates, I’m well on my way to mastering my money on the road to lifestyle freedom – for me, as well as my clients.
I’m booked for various speaking opportunities!I needed to get over my dread of speaking in front of groups. I’m no longer afraid of talking in front of groups, and I am being approached and booked on various speaking opportunities — including televised events. I also feel confident commanding more money for these events.
It was a full and inspiring 3 days.The Bootcamp experience was just what I needed. From the truly useful workbooks we were given, to the evening activities filled with treats — and of course Monica’s clear, expert teaching and coaching — it was a full and inspiring 3 days.It was powerful to figure out how my weeks, quarters and year ahead need to look in order to achieve my goals. Not to mention the power of writing down and plotting specific goals! I now know how to better shape my time; and from that, I am certain better results will flow.
My income doubled – and I lost 21 pounds!Before working with Monica, I felt like I had pieces to a really beautiful puzzle, but did not know how to put them together. After “surrendering” to Monica and her teachings, my business came together with much more ease.So many things in my life shifted, my income doubled from coaching and speaking, my relationship with Matt is super delicious because I’m not stressed about money, and this year I have been able to increase my self-care and lost 21 pounds – life is good
“The most transforming event.”I’ve been to quite a few events and this, by far has been the most transforming, the most engaging – with the most beautiful, powerful, awesomest (yes, awesomest) women entrepreneurs I have ever met. I came away more resolute than ever.
Exhilarating, thought provoking, and motivating.Monica’s event was exhilarating, thought provoking, and motivating. It was so energizing to be a part of such a diverse group of professional women who are leaders, trailblazers, conquerors who are seeking to move their businesses to the next level. I felt totally inspired and challenged to get out of my way, out of my comfort zone, and ready to put into action activities that will help me meet my goals.
On target to make $200,000 this year.The Intensive Day really helped me to become laser focused on what I need to do to achieve my goals. Monica has been a fantastic guide. I am on target to make US$200,000 this year. I’ve become more organized, and I’ve increased my team. Monica provides great information and ideas, which I follow to the tee. To be more successful, I must follow success. Monica has created a plan for me to get to that success!