At the beginning of November, Kim Argetsinger Coaching LLC crossed 1 million revenue generated over the last four years from a 1:1 model (and about $700k is from the last two years).
I went live yesterday inside Business Besties & Creative Bosses (pinned to the top) in our last live for the year to share some of my biggest takeaways for you to set you up to make your own six or seven-figures on any timeline.
Here’s what else I’ve been sitting with and thinking about since I saw this number in my Quickbooks:
I’m so grateful I bet on myself and invested in myself and in this business when it didn’t make sense.
I’ve been in business for a little over six-and-a-half years. I made money the first few years, but between you and I, I wasn’t the most organized, and I’m not really sure what those numbers were. I’m pretty sure my first year in business was thousands, and my second year was probably in the tens of thousands (and you better believe I relished every.single.dollar. client and milestone).
My 9-5 at the time paid me $30k a year. Between that job, my side hustle and bar job, and this business, after taxes, I was barely making enough to cover my NYC studio apt rent, which at the time was $2400 (Manhattan is no joke), and groceries.
I legit remember months where getting a cup of coffee out felt like a stretch and splurge, and don’t get me started on the money sweats I got every time someone asked me to be a bridesmaid or go to a birthday dinner
Of course, these are still privileged problems. I share this to illustrate I wasn’t swimming in it, it was scary for me, too, and my growth and income didn’t show up overnight.
Starting a business in my mid-thirties, and then investing in a high-ticket coach wasn’t exactly the “responsible” career path and retirement plan.
Thankfully, I’ve always known big success and money are rarely found on the other side of playing it safe and always taking the “responsible” action.
But, just imagine if I had settled. If I had decided that because the numbers didn’t add up, because I was, as one guy I went on a date with (first and last) told me, too old to build a career that I should throw in the towel.
Imagine if I had listened to the people at my office job who talked behind my back and asked “Who does she think she is?!” or if I had been “responsible” and saved my extra $5 a month instead of finding a way to get resourceful and invest $5k, then $10k, and then another instead.
I wouldn’t be sharing with you that I’ve made over a million dollars to date in my business doing the work I love and supporting clients to make collective multiple, multiple millions….
I think about how much money I would have left on the table and missed out on if I had been “responsible” and saved my money, waited until I was “ready” and had the cash in the bank, or invested in the stock market instead of betting on myself and my business.
Worse, I think about how much fulfillment, joy, impact, and pinch-me-how-is-this-my-life moments I would have missed out on.
I think about the clients I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to know, support, and watch transform their lives, ways of thinking, businesses, and bank accounts.
I think about the peers I wouldn’t know and the growth and expansion I wouldn’t have stepped into.
I think about the resources I wouldn’t have created to pour into the things that matter to me.
I think about how I probably wouldn’t have been able to spend four months working at home and being with my dad in his final days.
I think about what our options would have been when my husband was laid off.
I think about how instead of knowing I’m on track to have the choice to retire early with multiple millions in assets, I’d be working and working to responsibly invest, hoping to have enough at 65.
Starting a business is hard. It takes some serious belief, grit, and as much as I’ll get hate for saying it - work.
Business itself is simple, and you can find your way to create ease (it feels easeful NOW), and frankly, if it were super easy from the start, everyone would do it and be millionaires because it’s a pretty fantastic, fun, and fulfilling ride.
This is why investing in education and mentorship has always been something I’ve done - from day one - before I had the money, before I felt ready, and before I had the proof it was working.
Investing in yourself can feel scary, especially when you’re wired to be responsible and crave control and predictability…or when you have no idea how the heck you’re going to make those payments.
Betting on yourself and something you’ve never done before - believing in a business that asks you to create something out of nothing - isn’t for everyone.
But, friend, if you’ve read this far, I know it’s for you. I know you want to bet on yourself, I know you have the grit and resilience, and I know you want what’s uncommon.
I also know, you want to make the kind of investments that allow you to change the entire quality of your life.
You don’t want to look back and wonder what if, you want to look back and think, thank you. Thank you for not waiting, thank you for not being “responsible”, thank you for not being indecisive and for doing the damn thing because that changed everything.
And, if this is you, and you know you’re ready to bet on yourself, to invest in yourself, to go all in, to play full out, to do the hard and scary thing that allows you to blow your own damn mind, change the entire trajectory of your business, and open up doors to the kind of money and life that sets your heart on fire, let’s talk.
I have limited spots opening up in the new year for the kinds of clients who are READY and willing to be coached and stretched to their next level.
Book a free coaching consultation here to talk about how I can help you with the clarity, mindset, strategy (messaging, marketing, sales, leadership), and action that allows you to create an ROI that keeps compounding for you in business and life to six, multi-six, and seven figures.
Thank you for sharing this work with me every week and for helping me celebrate this milestone. Here’s to making more collective millions together and moving up and up!
Wishing you your version of success!
P.S. Know 2023 is your year to blow up your business and bank account so you can celebrate your own record-breaking income milestones?
Book a free coaching consultation here to talk about partnering together to help you with the clarity, mindset, strategy (messaging, marketing, sales, leadership, team), and action that allows you to build a solid foundation and scale to six, multi-six-figures, and a million.