SARAH BONNEVILLE: FROM SHY INTROVERT TO SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR. HOW TO REWRITE YOUR BELIEFS AND STEP INTO YOUR MOST POWERFUL SELF.
Today I’ve got a really special guest for you, Sarah Bonneville. She’s become a good friend and she’s also my virtual assistant. But first…she was my client. That’s right, back when Path to Freedom Coach Academy first got started, it wasn’t just for coaches, it was for ALL online entrepreneurs. Just a good look into the progression of business – it changes as YOU change, you aren’t married to your first idea! As you develop you start to niche down more and more until you land on the idea that just feels so RIGHT to you. There’s a bit of that here in Sarah’s story as well as she talks about how when she first started her business it was around her first passion, working with autistic kids, and how she realized that wasn’t something she wanted to turn into a business.
So anyway, Sarah and I had such a great conversation that I think you’re going to love. We dive into what her life was like before starting a business – much like me she was getting sick in her day job and much like many of you I’m thinking as well – always sick, stressed, exhausted. We’re talking ulcers, depression, anxiety, mouth sores, eating disorders, I mean really painful, life-altering stuff.
Sarah would come home at the end of the day just wiped and making a quick dinner, binging Netflix, going to sleep and doing it all over again. Something I can totally relate to, sounds so much like my life as well before I started my business. It was like life on autopilot.
Growing up, Sarah never even dreamed of being an entrepreneur. Her mom was a teen mom, they didn’t have a lot and it really created so many limiting beliefs and stories around money for Sarah. So much so that she really never invested in herself at all until she made the decision to start her business. And even then it was scary as shit for her, as we can all relate. Sarah never thought she was really cut out to be an entrepreneur, she was shy, introverted, didn’t come from an entrepreneurial family or a lot of money.
But funny enough she found a voice online. She found she could be more herself on the internet. And she slowly started to take baby steps towards a life that was her own, a life she created and designed. Now Sarah’s making almost double what she was making in her last job, she’s free to pursue her favorite things like playing in a band and on a field hockey team, traveling around the world and working with clients from anywhere she pleases. It hasn’t been an easy journey, Sarah will be the first one to admit that, but she’s also proof that when you want something, all you have to do is rewrite your story to get it. I LOVED this interview and I know you will too.