On a recent mastermind call, I shared I was celebrating that I feel the most free I’ve ever felt in my business.
Not because I made more money or was celebrating a record-breaking income month (though, obviously, I’m here for that and celebrate those, too).
Not because I had hit a new revenue milestone.
In fact, I shared this after celebrating a lower income month.
And, THAT is exactly why I feel the most free I’ve ever felt in my business, and I wish the same for you, too.
I’m almost seven years into business, I’ve been booked out for over four years, I’ve made a million revenue from 1:1 in the last four years and $700k in the last two, and I can expect to make $350k a year baseline with plenty of room to scale.
And, the truth is, for so long, I didn’t feel free in my business.
Because money isn’t what gives you freedom. More money isn’t what gives you safety.
If you’re a client of mine, you know I’m often coaching you and encouraging you to create your own safety and know YOU are where your safety comes from, YOU are where your freedom comes from.
And, more money only amplifies what’s already there.
Meaning more money will make you feel safer if you already feel safe. It will have you feel more free if you already feel free.
And, if you’re always worried about the bottom falling out, everything going away, or proving to others you’re good enough, making enough, and trying to keep up, this too will only be amplified and create a cage of your own making or golden handcuffs.
I’ve always done things on my terms when it comes to business and very much followed my own path and “my version of success”, which is why I’ve continued to stick with only 1:1 and scale through a revenue share model.
I’ve been solid on this decision and know my path, and I also love my business, clients, and the work I do and have no desire to trade that in for other ways I could make more money faster.
And, so much of my personal work has been two-fold. It’s been in healing my trauma responses and attempts to keep me “safe” at all costs by worrying, hoarding, and chasing more and learning how to create safety from within instead of a false sense of safety.
It’s also been in noticing I have the ability to create pretty much whatever I want and decide, and taking my power back in my decision to create *my* version of success and stay on *my* path and seeing just how much I love it and want THIS business and this life.
Because, I’m not sure if you had asked me a year ago if I would have even believed or noticed I was making myself wrong or feel less than, but I was.
I was getting caught up in a feeling of needing to prove and keep up with big revenue numbers - to prove I’m a good coach, to prove the scalability of my 1:1 model.
I was also making myself wrong for not blowing up faster, and telling myself the story that I didn’t know how.
When the truth was, I know how to blow up and make more money faster, I know how the sausage is made, I help other clients make far more than me, and I know *exactly* what I’d do and know I’d be damn good at what’s required to scale in other ways, faster, if I wanted too…and noticing I just have zero desire for those tradeoffs right now.
Feeling the most free I’ve ever felt in almost seven years of business came from seeing I’m safe - learning how to create safety from within myself not from money or external results, and from breaking up with a want to prove.
It came in acknowledging I already have exactly what I want, I’ve created what I want by design, I love the path I’ve chosen, and if I want another path, I can always choose that, too, and know exactly how to make that work - and this, ironically, only makes it easier to create more success and money on my terms.
It also came in noticing there’s actually nothing wrong with comparison - it’s what we make comparison mean -and, in many ways it’s human and can even be healthy to compare.
But when you compare and can see, that’s the path that’s right for someone else and not an indication of what you OR they are doing wrong…and, you can rock that path, too, if it’s right for you - you give yourself your power back and that feels free AF.
I share this because this has been my biggest gift to myself in a business that feels better than any income milestone. It actually allows you to detach from your next income goal in a way that’s completely unhooked while also being that much more clear it’s what you want and yours.
This freedom has me both desire and know a million dollar year MY way from 1:1 is mine AND feel completely detached from the when or needing it to feel safe, good enough, prove anything, or to be able to enjoy what I have now.
I’ve always loved my business, and I didn’t know business and life could feel THIS good. I wish this for you, too.
Because you can create your own safety, and that’s what will help you feel great with the money you’re making now and when you add on another six or seven figures instead of always feeling like it’s not enough or worrying it will suddenly dry up or go away.
You can see what others are doing and stop chasing, trying to keep up, or seeing their success as something you need to hit to ‘prove’ you’re also good enough, and instead, see someone else crushing it as their version of success, celebrate them in it, and take a look at their path, notice you can do the same, and get really honest with yourself if that’s your path and what you’d be willing to do…
Because there’s freedom when you stop making others and yourself wrong.
There’s freedom when you see you know the exact path you *could* take and what to do to create that version of success and decide on your path and make your own version of success instead.
There’s freedom in trusting yourself and what you're doing is right for you, that you don’t have anything to prove, keep up with, chase, and settle into seeing just how good you have it.
This is when you can water and enjoy your business garden and watch it grow and flourish, AND also don’t need to put up a fence so high to avoid looking at other entrepreneurs gardens… because you realize, you can enjoy their flowers and the different varietals they have, knowing there’s room for all the gardens, and you’ve also got a great garden, free of weeds, with the exact flowers you want to tend to, grow and enjoy.
Wishing you a business you feel free in along with the six, multi-six, and seven figures in the bank account…and wishing you the mind that knows and trusts your path, your way, your garden, and your timeline without making yourself OR others wrong - knowing it’s all right and good, and it always comes back to what’s right for you, your business, your zone of genius, and your life.
Wishing you your version of success!
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