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.)
We practiced, practiced, and practiced!I already knew the structure for a solid talk, but I hadn’t practiced it very often. At the Speaking Masterclass, we practiced, practiced, practiced – and got immediate feedback from Monica. I feel SO much more comfortable stepping onto a stage to talk about my business. I know I can lead an entire workshop – whether it’s 1 hour, 3 hours, or an entire day.
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 networking is amazing!Monica wisely and intuitively guided me in a way that made it easy to understand and work with.The way the event is structured and the delivery approach does one incredibly important thing – it evens the playing field. I felt as capable as the highest earners, as valued as those in business for years, and know that there were learnings and take-aways for everyone. And the networking is amazing – a great group of (mostly) women, with open hearts and open minds. I know I have made contacts I will have for a long, long time.
“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.
A crucial first step.I was stuck in a cycle of feast or famine for several years. I felt so out of control of my circumstances and experienced a constant sense of overwhelm and futility.In Cash Flow Mastery, I realized I can take back my destiny with consistent and concrete actions. Understanding my Money Type was a crucial first step, and the segment on creating irresistible offers was one of my favorite parts. I’ve started to see the variety of ways I can serve my clients beyond just building websites for them.Now I trust that I can and will reach the next level with my business and generate the consistent cash flow I desire.
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.
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 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 now feel ready to speak from the stage.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 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.