Being in two #1 Amazon Best Selling Books wasn't on my 2019 plan.
But holy guacamole, did it change the game this year for me.
I was hitting a serious funk in my business in the Fall of 2018.
I wasn't feeling my network marketing business anymore.
I was also hosting monthly workshops, teaching my ass off, to people who never intended to hire me,
At a studio where I couldn't control the marketing.
The days of the workshops came and I didn't even want to go!
The audience, in the nicest way possible, was what I call "askholes."
They milk you dry of everything you know, but never intend to work with you.
Lastly, I was attracting clients who's expectation was to make a million dollars overnight and live that "laptop lifestyle,"
That everyone seems to be talking about online these days.
SOMEONE SAVE ME.
Was all I kept thinking.
I wasn't feeling authentic in my business, and I certainly wasn't illuminating myself or anyone else for that matter.
Hence the attraction of ALL the wrong people, places, and things.
But I found it so easy to blame.
THEY are the wrong people, THEY have the wrong mindset, THEY aren't workers,
I realized I can't control THEM.
And I don't want to.
That's a game I don't want to play.
So I took my ball, and I left the blame, shame, and anger sandbox,
And I started playing in my own.
1. I controlled my messaging.
I started to set aside time to re-write my own copy and content on my website, with things that mattered to me.
I was so busy making everyone else's copy and content sound amazing that I neglected my own.
I followed suit on my own website saying "make six and seven figures. Work from home. Make money while you sleep." Blah Blah Blah.
Was that really what I was about?
No, it wasn't.
I'm about finding your voice, your talents, your skills, and running a conscious, connected business that helps humanity.
Are you speaking the truth?
I don't give a flying F about how much money you make.
When you serve others and give value, the money comes.
2. I controlled my marketing.
If I was going to be spending time.. away from my home which I love, away from my son, away from my hobbies,
Then it better be in front of the right people.
I starting making content on my podcast, blog, live videos, and newsletter of the real deal of entrepreneurship, the ups and down,
And I starting giving away the steps to take to get what you want.
Many "experts" claim they give you the strategy and tools, but they don't.
If you listen to a video or walk away from a talk and don't know the first step to take to put the plan into action, the presenter has failed you.
When I started to OWN my messaging, my marketing, and walked away from the businesses and places that no longer served me,
I started attracting the right people.
That's how Powerful You Publishing found me, the publishers of my first best seller that launched May 28, 2019,
And I got connected to a second publisher, Kate Butler Books, who is publishing my second book,
Women to Illuminate that will launch August 28, 2019.
Projects and people that I was passionate about starting finding ME.
And that's the beauty of authenticity, illumination, and alignment.