People are pissed they’re not making $100k months, yet, and I’m over here CELEBRATING the everliving sh*t out of my “slow” growth to my first $125k year.
Because I had a foundation that’s sturdier than the tallest skyscraper here in NYC.
Because I’m grounded and regulated AF serving my clients, leading and running my business, and holding money and success.
Because sure, it took three whole years -which is NOTHING in business-time - to make my first $100k, but that doubled the next year, then tripled the year after that, and has given me $1.2 million in revenue and sustainable $350k+ years since with a healthy profit margin and room to scale.
Read below for why it took me three years to make $125k.
Not because I think I owe anyone an explanation - read above, I will celebrate this and that timeline forever.
But, because there isn’t much talk about what actually goes into building a business and making your first six-figures in a way you can replicate and sustain.
Because I know how many of you make yourself wrong for not being ‘there’ faster and don’t even realize just how far ahead you already are - you’re just using the absolute worst measuring stick.
Because I wish I had read a post like this in year two, when peers I went to coach training with were calling it quits, and I was doubling down and investing in a high-level coach instead (who I still work with today).
Because I wish more entrepreneurs understood what it means to treat and run your business like a business instead of a slot machine or magic Genie lantern - it will actually pay you and fulfill your wishes when you do.
Because I’m proud of who I’ve become and continue to step into being and the business I’ve built, and I wish the same for you, too.
It took me THREE years to make my first $125k year, here’s why
1. This time was my business school and MBA
I know no one wants to say this because it doesn’t sell high ticket programs, but business is a skillset and requires a foundation if you want to stand the test of time and scale #sorrynotsorry.
I had never run a business aside from my kid entrepreneurial ventures, and while I had marketing and sales experience, I had zero in the online space.
(This is also why I didn’t offer business coaching until I DID have experience supporting clients to million-dollar results.)
Many of the people you see who have had quick success and made money fast had a previous business or background.
This isn’t to negate how amazing quick business success is - it’s a statistical anomaly and celebration-worthy and impressive.
But, so is building a business that continues to sustain $350k+ years with a very healthy profit margin 7.5 years later when most businesses have shut their doors or are on to their next venture.
One way isn’t better than the other. AND, the point here is it takes time to master a new skill set and build a foundation.
You’re either going to learn that getting an MBA, running another business, learning the ropes through something like a MLM or someone else’s business, investing big in mentorship out the gate, or with ‘sweat equity’ and the time it takes to gain experience.
2. This is probably the biggest reason: I didn’t have the mindset or CEO role I embody today.
I BELIEVED in the power of mindset, and I was doing THE WORK. But, I had A LOT of mindset trash I was working through as well as trauma to heal with both a capital T and lowercase t.
I see this through my clients now: it’s not that you *can’t* create success with mindset stuff coming up, we ALL have minds to manage. This doesn’t go away: you’re human, not a robot.
But, when there’s that much coming up, it DOES have you get in your own way again, and again, and again. This DOES stall your momentum as well as your capacity in every way..
This also meant, the majority of my sessions with my coach were focused on unwinding my anxieties and fears. This is the best money I’ve ever and will continue to spend.
But, that also means, the business side of things didn’t get very much attention because my thoughts literally got in the way.
It took time to heal and to create, as Joe Dispenza says, a “new level of mind”.
That simply wasn’t something, as much as my high-achieving and action-taking, driven self would have liked, I could rush. And, believe me, I tried
But, it took the time it took.
Looking back, I actually think it’s REMARKABLE how much I’ve healed, shifted, and who I am today.
Sure, it took me three years to make my first $125k year, but honestly, that feels like nothing if that’s what it took for me to do so in a way where I feel genuinely HAPPY, regulated, grounded, and at peace in my body, mind, and life.
I think that’s a pretty amazing deal that’s better than money, and with that foundation under me, that doubled the year after, and then tripled again to sustainable $350k+ years with a healthy profit margin and room to scale.
So, wherever you’re at on your entrepreneurial journey, I hope this will act as a reminder of what goes into making your first or next six-figures on any timeline.
That you’ll find more ways to make yourself right and to celebrate exactly where you are and the gifts this season in business is giving you.
That you’ll remember what I always say, business and making money isn’t a race. There isn’t a prize for whoever gets “there” first. And, how you make it is often how you sustain, so the sooner you fall in love with the process, the more you’ll enjoy the sweetness of your results.
Wishing you your version of success!
P.S. It may have taken me three years to make my first $125k, but 7.5 years in business and collective multi-millions in client results later, I GET business and what goes into making reliable and recurring revenue.
In fact, not only have I gone on to make $1.2 million in the past 4.5 years from 1:1 alone, I’ve supported 28 clients to $10k months, 15 clients to their own first six-figures, many more to multi-six-figures, and 3 clients to a million+ in revenue.
Is it your time to make your first or next six-figures? I’d love to help you do exactly that.