Today I want to talk to you about a topic that has been on my mind lately: Money.
I've been having conversations with women who are doing amazing work in the world yet are struggling to really make the impact they want to make in the world AND be able to financially support themselves, let alone live in a state of abundance and prosperity.
Some of you may remember several years ago when I led a teleclass series called Financial Alchemy. At that time, I was determined to shift my relationship to money.
I dove into reading numerous books, started a retirement account (which I've invested in every year since I was 26), set up all my systems for my business including quickbooks for tracking income and expenses, hired a fiduciary to talk about my investments, and hired an accountant to learn the best practices for my business.
Yet there was one piece I hadn't quite figured out - how to bring in the amount of income I really needed through doing what I loved.
I was starting out as a new yoga teacher in a town, and I had just finished my coaching certification, but it still felt like a struggle to make ends meet.
I knew I had big gifts to share with the world, but I didn't know where to start. Not to mention, when I did start, I was filled with fear and self-doubt around stepping up to teach, lead and share my voice.
So I did the best I could, working for little pay to gain experience because I knew this work was my calling, it was what I was here to do. I supplemented my income with side jobs, and in the meantime I prayed to find a way to reach the people I was here to serve.
I longed to fully share my gifts, to release my fears of being a teacher and to live and give at my fullest potential and maybe, just maybe, to find a way for it all to be easy.
I desired to let go of a masculine business model of pushing and forcing and instead honor a feminine way of being and living - to have a flexible schedule, the ability to work from anywhere, and live with prosperity through work that got me excited to get out of bed in the morning!
Around this time, I began creating 40-day meditation practices where I would read a vision I wrote for my life and for the world, out loud, everyday.
Then, one day it dawned on me. Other women may want to learn how to do this too! Maybe even women all over the world!
In that moment, the seed for my first online course was planted.
After much trial and error, a beta test, and more online marketing training under my belt, I launched my first online course, Vision.
It was the culmination of all I had learned about self-love, self-care, meditation, manifestation, ritual, wellness and lifestyle design.
I did my research and prep work, then I launched.
To my surprise, 26 women in countries around the world signed up.
I remember in the last few days of that launch, the signups kept coming in, and I didn't know what to do because I had only prepared myself to teach to 15 women!
But I reminded myself that the universe was only going to give me the opportunity to do what I was ready for. And I had prayed to serve and share my gifts at their highest potential. Here was my opportunity.
With the income I earned from my first online course along with the income I had secured through teaching yoga and serving one-on-one clients that month I had brought in $10,000 in two weeks.
Now, this was coming from someone who was used to earning $5 per student teaching at a yoga studio, and for several months prior I had to dip into savings just to pay my rent.
For the first time I saw that I was capable of doing what I loved, and earning good money from it! I saw I didn't need to rely on others, but rather be financially and spiritually empowered to continue doing the work I loved.
Launching that first course literally changed my life and overturned my whole perspective of what I thought was possible.
The side jobs I was holding on to quickly became a part of the past and I fully immersed myself into my life's work.
Since then, I've gone on to lead Vision several more times and have guided many others in developing their own online offerings to fully LAUNCH their life's work into the world.
(In addition to Vision, I used the same principles to fill my first international retreat in Bali, Indonesia and sell almost 200 copies of my book before it was even released...)
I've spent the last three years refining these principles and now for the first time, I'm sharing them with you..
Next week I'll be leading a webinar on May 24th at 12 pm PDT for you to Live, Lead & Launch your dreams!
In this webinar, you'll learn tools to:
- Share Your Gifts as a Teacher and Leader To Reach People Everywhere in the World
- Refine Your Big Ideas into Your Ideal Offering: Use the Same Principles
- to Design Your Online Course, Program, or In-Person Retreat
- Be Spiritually + FINANCIALLY Empowered Doing What You Love
- Contribute to the Vision You Wish to See in the World
- :: All With Femininity, Ease & Grace ::
I look forward to sharing more with you next week...
P.S. Even if you can't make it live, you'll be sent the replay to the webinar when you sign up right here.