What makes me unique is that I have built my own home-based business to the million dollar level not just once, but twice! The first time I did it by working hard, getting busier and frankly doing a lot of stuff I didn’t really want to do, but thought I had to do to be successful. Then I got a huge wake up call when my son nearly died that caused me to re-evaluate everything.
The second time I did it, I did it with a much simpler business model that works around my family and allows me plenty of time off. Even though I no longer lead business events outside of my home town, I am still able to connect with and serve clients all over the world.
And because of this my clients get a unique business plan that is tailored to their life. The truth is there are a million ways to make money, so it’s not how much you make but HOW you make it (and how much of it you keep!)
My life changed when I found out I was expecting my first child. Up until then how I earned money was by selling my time and there was a lot of travel involved. I knew instantly that would not be a sustainable business model when I became a mum.
However, now I faced a new set of challenges. I struggled as my business became more successful. I had a lot of different programs and demands on my time. I hired team to help me take care of customers, but the team needed to be managed. I rented offices to house my team. My ‘freedom’ business had actually become a prison.
But then I decided to find smarter ways of serving my clients that were less time intensive for me, but still got as good (if not better) results for my clients. This involved packaging my expertise into products and online programs. And connecting with my clients through group teleconferences and webinars. As a result in my first year of being a mum I made more than DOUBLE what I had ever made working my old way.
And the sales continued to grow.
By 2008 I had generated over a million dollars in revenue via online sales. In 2009 I generated $1m in online revenues within 12 months and since then I have mentored other clients to the annual million dollar revenues too.
It’s been quite a journey and I’ve met some incredible people along the way including Richard Branson as I’ve been to his island for private masterminding with other successful business owners three times.
However, now I faced a new set of challenges. I struggled as my business became more successful. I had a lot of different programs and demands on my time. I hired a team to help me take care of customers, but the team needed to be managed. I rented offices to house my team. My ‘freedom’ business had actually become a prison.
You might not be able to see every detail of the plan yet, but it IS there. You can break the rules and at ANY moment redesign your business to serve you better. Every woman can make the money she wants with a business and revenue model that suits her. Woman don’t want to be working the old 9-5 model, we need flexibility in our business. We need time to be with our families. We need time and space to be WOMEN.
These days I operate my business part time, working from home, and I’m a single mother to two amazing sons aged 8 and almost 7. Success to me means living life on my own terms and making money by making a difference to others in a way that works for me and my family and allows time for all the things that are important for me in life.