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.)
Filled with readily useful content.Client Jumpstart was timely, convenient, and filled with readily useful content. Before I took the program, I knew how to track my income, but, learning the distinction between Topline and Baseline Income was very helpful for me as I continue to grow, and this knowledge will help me support my clients as I help them grow their businesses.Monica’s programs have excellent content that is useful and reusable, and are a great support to me as I continue to grow and expand.
It was a huge reboot to secure more revenue.I loved the 12 month goals and committed actions plan because it affects all parts of my life and business. The daily, weekly, and monthly marketing activities gave me more direction and consistency. And the revenue stream plan clearly maps how many leads and conversations I must have to achieve my financial goals.I feel more energized and in control of the next three months of my business. And I signed a new client for $3,500 the very next week!
I was finally able to fulfill 2 dreams…Even though my business was doing well, I was plateauing. In my Intensive Day with Monica, we got clarity on my future offerings and we set a goal of $25,000 for the first 2.5 months, and I am happy to report that I am very close to achieving this goal, weeks before the deadline. Since everything is mapped out, I can focus on my live workshops and first big launch, without wasting time on projects that sidetrack me from reaching my goals.I was able to finally fulfill two dreams that I had for a long time: Going on a road trip down the Pacific Coast with my daughter, and hiring that housekeeper who loves to keep our home beautiful. I know that with Monica’s help, I can’t “not” succeed
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’ve reorganized my business, raised my prices, and have more financial peace.Monica taught high quality techniques and gave easy to use, practical tools – even giving us a full workbook to keep and use. It wasn’t just lectures. There were people making emotional breakthroughs and having epiphanies all weekend.This year, I worked with fewer clients and made over 20% increase from the year before! I’ve reorganized the structure of my business, raised my prices, and have more financial peace. I didn’t even realize how stressed out I was about money until the burden lifted as the months went by. I’m more relaxed, I have more me time, I feel better and can deliver more to my clients because of it.
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!!
I saw that my goals are reachable and doable.I’d been vacillating for 6 years about leaving my job to pursue my dream of running my business full time. Monica helped me look at my numbers to see what I needed to move my business from part-time at $12,000 to full-time at $80,000. It helped me see that my goals are reachable and doable, and gave me the courage to talk to my boss about the possibility of going part-time. (He said it seemed likely he could work something out!)If you are struggling or wondering what’s next for your business, lacking clarity and vision of what your next move should be – you need RBI.
The program is amazing.I’d been in business full time for over a decade, earning low 6 figures for several years. I didn’t know how I was going to increase my revenue beyond that.Since starting to work with Monica a year ago, I made almost $100K more than the year before. (I am renting a beach house for 3 weeks this upcoming August.) The program is amazing. It gives direct 1-on-1 relationship with Monica, and we’re able to curate and nurture my already successful business, plus groom for growth and expansion. Monica’s motivation is purely altruistic. She wants my company to scale, and for me to be prepared for these changes.
I now feel ready to speak from the stage.The beauty of the Masterclass was the small, intimate setting. I got the coaching & advice I needed without feeling rushed or overlooked. After completing the training, I had the confidence to create a full 1-day workshop and now feel ready to speak from the stage about my offers.
I have more free time than ever!Since I started working with Monica, I’ve quadrupled my revenue. The 1-on-1 support is phenomenal! Monica keeps me moving, always giving me my next steps, and showing me how to evaluate my own progress + how to shift gears any time I’m not getting the results I want. I have a long term plan not just for the coming year, but for years down the line. And the crazy part is, I have more free time than ever! This year, I’m able to take a number of personal trips that I would’ve had to skip in the past.