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.)
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
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.
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.
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!
A killer class!I’ve been a professional success coach for the last 17 years with a thriving private practice, but I’ve attempted to take my business online since 2009 with zero success. (Even after purchasing countless thousands of dollars of programs from some of the top industry leaders.)I am very excited! I actually have a launch schedule planned for the year! I am three quarters of the way to having my product complete, and I can’t put into words how motivating the tech days were to me. Massive gratitude!I have never been this close to making it happen after seven years of dipping my toe in the water!I also really enjoyed how both Monica and Linda were so down to earth, approachable and made me believe ordinary people like myself can make extraordinary income online with my expertise. A killer class! I am deeply grateful!
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
I got 2 brand new clients the same week.Monica is a wonder. She gave so much information and so much value during the three days. I saw that I was not alone in my business struggles. That there was a path going forward that could take my business exactly where I wanted to go. And it was doable, actionable steps I could take to help me succeed. The first thing that I did when I got home was to raise my prices by 50% and I got two brand new clients the same week.
I’m booked for various speaking opportunities!I needed to get over my dread of speaking in front of groups. The Speaking Masterclass was the missing puzzle piece in my ability to double my income and increase my brand awareness. 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.
I’ve doubled my income in 4 weeks – at ¼ of the time!I LOVED IT. Everything that was said hit home. I realized my biz was at a standstill because I was content making the money I did and it was completely OK to want MORE! It doesn’t make me a bad person, it means I’m helping more people live their dreams.I took home pages of notes that I have been reading every day. In 4 weeks I have doubled my income and been more productive than ever in 1/4 of the time. Seriously A QUARTER OF THE TIME. THANK YOU!
“The first class easily paid for the entire program.”My husband and I were very much born from the creative-freelancer-mentality mold, and not all that experienced with the planning mold. Our business had plateaued and needed new energy.Taking Monica’s Breakthrough Planning allowed me to see HOW to plan for success, and not just wait for it to happen. The information gained from just the first class easily paid for the entire program, and immediately energized us to begin brainstorming solutions and opportunities. And the ideas just keep coming! Thank you Monica!