I usually don’t write posts like this, but what I’m about to share with you has changed my life (and business).
I’ll be adding a handful of business focused posts over the next few weeks (if you’re not thinking of starting a business or having a business side hustle, please ignore). But if you have a business (or you’re thinking/dreaming of starting one), read on…
My affiliation with B-School
You may be hearing a lot about B-School, Marie Forleo’s 8 week online program, around this time of year. B-School is one of the top online marketing courses available. I tend to stay away from affiliate programs but I have made an exception for B-School because it honestly helped my business grow and thrive.
A little background: In 2009 I decided to quit my corporate job (in the middle of the financial crisis!) to launch my photography business. I had no idea what kind of impact that decision would have but what I did know was that I had to do it. Looking back, I never would have realized what I was capable of, nor that I would find a sense of purpose, build an amazing international community and run a business that allows me to help others while supporting myself. Good thing I trusted my heart, right? If I hadn’t, chances are I’d never have met or taught you!
What do you daydream about?
Do you dream about becoming a full time photographer? A food or travel blogger? A yoga instructor or life coach? Maybe you realize you want more freedom and want to be in charge of your own schedule. Or, perhaps you love your work and you want to take it to the next level. If you’re ready, there’s a huge opportunity waiting for you (I’m so excited for you as I know how impactful this was to me).
B-School not only gave me knowledge to take my business to a new level, but Marie shared current tools that helped my online business grow.
I know that making a career change isn’t easy. The easiest and simplest thing is to do nothing. You may question whether you even have the guts to do it. Welcome to the club!
While I have a successful 6 figure business today, I didn’t always. I worked for over 10 years in a bank doing IT, I did an MBA which allowed me to do my first career change, but I was still working in corporate environments. I reached a point when I realized I was living my life how everyone expected me to live it, not how I wanted to live it.
I then became the CEO of my life. I never, ever, thought I’d become a photographer, teacher, author or business owner.
In 2014 I signed up for B-School as I felt my business wasn’t moving forward. I felt stuck. My MBA only took me so far (in 2004 only a fraction of businesses were online businesses compared to today). To be honest, I didn’t have the funds to pay for it, but one thing I had learned is that if you don’t invest, you don’t grow. I took the risk and O.M.G. – life changing! Not only did my business grow but I was now earning enough to have a social life (and travel!).
What I love about this program is once you’re enrolled, you’re a lifer – you can take the course year after year for free. And, Marie adds new content that’s relevant to current trends. I’m looking forward to seeing what I’ll learn in this year’s program.
This training only happens once a year.
If this sounds intriguing, Marie launched a video this morning which includes:
- A 6 step roadmap to launching and growing your business
- Why big hearted people like us are wired to make it in this digital era
- Why it’s critical to get the online aspect of your business nailed right now
I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts about the content in the video. Feel free to send me an email if you want to chat or if you have any questions.
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