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The Easiest Way To Start a Coaching Business and Replace Your 9-5 Income

I want to talk about the reasons why creating a low-end/cheap course/product or digital product is the absolute worst way to start a coaching business.

I know a lot of people are gonna give me crap for that because that’s how a lot of people have started their coaching businesses, I get it, it works for some people. But I want to tell you why this is an unsustainable, frustrating, and painful way to start an online business, especially a coaching business.

The plain and simple truth: creating and selling a course or digital product takes a long time. Since it’s a painstakingly slow and long process, most people end up quitting before they even see a single dime from the product they’ve created.

GAH, stop the madness!

I see so much entrepreneur burnout and my heart goes out to these amazing people who are trying so hard to make an impact but seeing so little results.

Many new and aspiring coaches think that before they start a coaching business they need to sell an e-book or some other digital product or an affordable course because they don’t feel secure enough in being a coach yet, either with one on one coaching or group coaching.

They don’t feel they are experienced enough, so they try to get that experience through making an ebook or a cheap course.

In other words, they’re hiding.

And I totallllyyy get it because, hey, I hid too.

I WAS this person.

I was the aspiring coach who wanted to work with women, impact the world and help people – but I thought I needed more experience first.

I thought I needed more credibility, I just didn’t feel…ready yet.

So I thought I would put together a quick course or a book – THEN I would be more legit, more official…more credible right?

Wrong. The problem was, I never actually did it. I kept thinking about it and worked on growing my audience and blog traffic in the meantime.

I even did write an ebook but I was too chicken shit to charge for it!

The truth is, I worked SO hard on building an audience so I could sell a product to them that I got burnt out before I actually sold anything to them.

Oh the irony.

And this didn’t just happen to me. It happens to thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs around the world.

They get so focused on content, on building an audience that they often don’t even reach the point of selling anything before they get sick or burnt out and quit.

Or they finally do create something to sell and offer it to their thousand person email list and they get crickets. Or maybe if they’re lucky 10 people buy. But the problem is, they’re selling such a cheap product they just made maybe $1,000 for a years worth of work and hustle. Worth it?

I think not.

I could see this gloomy future ahead of me.

So I switched tactics.

I found an easier way to start a coaching business fast.

What does spiritual mean? ALL the common misconceptions and my take on what being spiritual means to me.

So last night I had a thought…there are SO many misconceptions about what being SPIRITUAL means, right? I think so many people avoid this journey because of the negative connotations and misconceptions out there. I started writing down all the misconceptions, the clichés, the commonly held beliefs about spirituality that I’ve heard and felt before. Many of these are ones that actually initially turned me off from becoming spiritual myself! It wasn’t until early 2016 that I really started on my spirituality journey and since I started, it’s taken on so many different forms.

I’ve gone to somewhat extremes on either end of the spectrum to find where I fit in the middle. From hating the word God to reading a book called “Conversations With God” (that I highly recommend by the way!), to staying with a shaman in the rainforests of Peru and going on a plant medicine “healing” journey, to hiring a spiritual health coach, to going on a 5-day silent retreat by myself, practicing yoga, meditating daily, reading different spiritual books, and the list goes on.

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I’ve been exploring as much as I can about the different modalities and cultures of spirituality so that I can start to develop my own definition of what it means to me. And I think that’s what’s most important. That YOU define what being spiritual means to YOU. It’s different from person to person and that’s the beauty of it!

I would love to hear, what are some of the misconceptions you’ve heard or FELT about spirituality? And what does being spiritual REALLY mean to you? What is spirituality to you?

Here are some of the ones that I hear and feel the most.

Being spiritual means being religious.

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The #1 Mistake New Online Entrepreneurs Make That Cause Them To Quit

Hi friends! Ok, it’s been a while since posting on the blog. I’ve been in launch mode with my new group coaching program, Path to Freedom, that teaches women how to quit their jobs by starting their own online businesses in as little as 6 weeks…and now I’m letting the dust settle and getting revved up to serve the awesome ladies in my new group! Today I want to talk to you about the biggest mistake new online entrepreneurs make that cause them to quit before they really get any traction!

So before I jump in, I want to let you know that I did a FB Live video about this topic recently; you can check it out by clicking the image below.Mistake New Online Entrepreneurs Make, Starting an online business, online biz, online business, how to start an online business, online business ideas, soul aligned online business, soul business

Ok, so let’s just dive in! The BIGGEST, aka the #1 mistake new online entrepreneurs make is this: they start an online business before they take the time to connect with their souls or true selves.

This is a huge mistake. Actually, it’s the #1 mistake new online entrepreneurs make!

Why? Because if you don’t connect with your soul first, then chances are your business will not be sustainable.

Why?

WOWOWOW! The first EVER episode of the Punch Drunk Soul Podcast is here guys! It’s finally here! This has been a freakin labor of love if I do say so myself. I had no idea how much really went into making a podcast. It’s not as easy as just pressing record and finding people to talk to. In fact, that was the easy part for me! But alas, it’s here now and I am SO SO excited to share it with you all! This first episode is all about exploring what it feels like to be out of alignment with your true self, learning how to find inner alignment and how to manage and overcome depression and anxiety through inner work.

In the episode, I speak with Lauren Madden, a Yoga Teacher in training and a certified Health and Wellness Life Coach living outside of Phoenix, Arizona. She works one-on-one with women to bring more alignment and happiness to their true self through balanced physical, mental, emotional and spiritual work. I feel like Lauren and I are kindred souls in that we share a lot of similarities in our paths which is what made me so excited to share her story with you guys. For example, we both took jobs in advertising after college and thought that was our dream job, only to find ourselves feeling lost, unsettled and depressed after an initial year of enjoying the job. Needless to say, it left us both super confused about what we wanted out of life! In this episode we’ll dive into how Lauren was able to get from there to where she is now.

In this episode you’ll learn…