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.)
From barely getting by to over 6 figures!The Money Club – Monica, the coaches, the community – gave me a new life. I went from barely getting by each month to an over 6-figure business within a year and half! I feel so much freer and more confident. The stress in my life has almost disappeared!My son has spending money (he’s going on a class trip that I would have struggled to fund last year). And we’re planning a trip overseas – and I am not at all concerned about taking time off. I cannot even begin to express my gratitude for how my life is. I had no idea I could thrive in this way and it keeps on getting better and better!
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.
“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!
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 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.
I can cut out all the other noise.Before Breakthrough Planning, I felt like I worked all the time—days, evening and weekends. Now I am creating a plan so that work is work and there is time for me and time to play and have fun with my family and friends. By having a specific plan, and knowing what I need to do, I can cut out all the other noise and “what if” chatter that goes on in my head. I love this!
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.
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!
I pushed through my fears.This was amazing for me! With Monica’s support at the Intensive, I was able to push through my being scared and stuck (that keeps popping up) and trust myself more and see real opportunity as opposed to objections. Her insight and sense of reading and understanding people is unparalleled. I loved standing in the hot seat with Monica’s crystal clarity and a group of individuals who all wanted to become more successful in their business. I feel so energized with what I need to do!
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