Before starting my coaching business, my life was perfectly “normal.” I was a stay-at-home mom to a little girl, and my husband and I were scraping by on his lean salary. I was grateful for everything I had, but my gratitude was actually preventing me from reaching my potential and doing big things. I loved being home with my sweet little girl, but I hated watching my husband leave for work everyday in his button-up shirt. I was willing to wait until his retirement to see the world but my heart longed to travel young. I knew the importance of raising my kiddos to make a difference in the world, but I wanted to show them how to make an impact.
STARTING HER BUSINESS
One day, I got up the nerve to make a promise to my husband. It was a promise that changed everything. I called him up at work, he snuck away from his desk to answer, and I promised him that I would find a way to make enough money working from home to allow him to quit his job before our daughter turned two-years-old. (She was almost one-year-old at the time.)
I dabbled in various experimental businesses (photography, network marketing, freelance consulting, etc.) but no matter how hard I worked, nothing. Stuck on a plateau, I watched others around me thrive. I wondered if success was even possible for me.
INVESTING IN HER DREAMS
When I became pregnant with my second, I realized I couldn’t wait for success any longer. I needed to do something drastic. That’s when I decided to become a coach and work with Emily.
After I saw the price of her program, however, I felt super discouraged. My husband and I had no money. None. And oh my gosh! What if I didn’t make the money back?! How would I live with myself?!
I realized I had two choices:
- Continue fumbling around in my business, and risk breaking the promise I made to my husband.
- Find the money somehow and make this happen – even though it was the scariest thing I have ever done.
My husband and I applied for an extra credit card, extended our credit on another card, and got the first payment together. Thank God we took that risk.
Within 90 days of working with Emily, I went from earning inconsistent bonus cash through my businesses to having a thriving 5 /month coaching business with a waiting list.
Less than a year later, I retired my husband, cut my workweek down to 12 hours/week so I could have more time with my family, and even hit a $200,000 MONTH. No. That wasn’t a typo.
The best part? I’m able to make a global impact through my business simply by loving on my clients.
REACHING HER GOALS
I remember reading success stories like this on Emily’s site before signing up for her program and wondering, “How is that even possible?!” Here’s the secret: Don’t let fear run the show. By committing to Emily’s program, I had to overcome my fears in a big way.
This has changed the way I do everything. I’m obsessed with this quote by Nelson Mandela, “May your choices reflect your hopes: not your fears.” I’m so thankful that I chose to take a leap! It was literally life-changing.
After putting everything on the line by choosing to work with Emily, my dreams didn’t magically come to fruition. It took a ridiculous amount of persistence. There were days when I felt completely drained, and nights when I cried myself to sleep. In the thick of it all, I remember doubting everything and asking myself over and over and over again, “Is this really going to be worth it?” Emily, my IHC sisters, and a voice inside of me kept saying, “Yes! Keep going!” So, even when things were too hard – even when I was tempted to reroute – I just kept going. And you know what? That’s when the breakthroughs happened. For the first time, clients (and cash) began flowing to me.
Note: Sarah is a part of the I Heart Coaching group program as well as a one on one client.