The year after I graduated university, I found myself more confused than ever. I spent the past 4 years in a bubble of studying and socializing, and once that was over, I didn't exactly know what I was supposed to do with myself, or my degree.
I loved the program I studied, but if I was being completely honest with myself, I had no clue what the hell I was supposed to do with it, or what I wanted to do with it. After graduation I felt incredibly stuck. I didn't feel ready for "the real world." How did I spend 4 years working toward a degree, and never once had an idea where that degree would take me? I was annoyed and I was confused. Instead of reflecting on this and figuring out what I wanted, I jumped at the idea of going back to school and becoming a nurse. It was a reputable career, with a good starting salary, benefits, the whole shebang… right?
Looking back, the real reason I applied to nursing school was to fill a void of unanswered questions - who I truly was, what I truly wanted, and the legacy I wanted to create.
While I was in the middle of applying to nursing schools, I was given an opportunity that felt life-changing to me at the time. Network marketing was knocking on my door, and I was ALL about it.
There were many things that initially attracted me to this opportunity, but the one thing that drew me in the most was the concept of lifestyle design.
I could be my own boss? I could work from home, or around the world?
I could actually DECIDE how much money I wanted to make?
Why had no one ever told me this before?!
I DIDN’T KNOW
I COULD TRULY
Long story short, after I was introduced to this whole lifestyle design thang, my interest in nursing school faded prettttty quickly. I pretty much said a big fat 'bye, Felicia' to every acceptance letter I got.
My parents were pissed. My friends thought I was crazy. But I knew it was the right decision.
I started my entrepreneurial journey at 22
and never looked back.
The first few years with my network marketing company were great. I loved what I was doing, I was building a team I adored, I was seeing progress in my business, and when I pushed myself, I'd get the results I wanted. Awesome.
However, after the 2-3 year mark, my drive and motivation began to dip, and it was obvious. I remember doing my 2015 taxes when I noticed that my income for the year was LESS than the previous year. WTF?! How could this be true? My business was supposed to be growing...
But when I thought about it, I couldn't deny the fact that my drive for this business just wasn't the same as it once was. I wasn't consistent, I didn't want to do the work because it didn't feel good anymore, and I was treating it much more like a hobby than a legitimate business.
I remember feeling so ashamed when friends and family would ask me how my business was going.
I would smile and tell them "everything's great!" when deep down I knew it wasn't. The truth was, I felt like a failure as an entrepreneur. I wasn't making consistent income in my business and my part-time job that was supposed to "fill in the gaps" was becoming my full-time income. I even shamed myself for being an entrepreneur who had a part-time job. Wasn't I supposed to be doing better than that?
At 25, I felt like I was moving backwards and stuck in the middle of a quarter-life crisis.
This is when I decided things had to change. There was no way in hell I was going to let another year go by and be in the same spot or worse with my career and finances. I wasn't going to continue to be the girl who had big dreams and goals, but did nothing about them. I was ready to get my shit together.
You know the quote, "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear"? That's exactly what happened. Once I decided I was ready to stop being a bystander in my own life and ready to take massive action on my dreams, my coach appeared.
At the time, I was terrified. In all honesty, I didn't want to hire her. I had never invested that much money into myself before, I had a big trip coming up, and was in the middle of the move. The timing felt so wrong.
But intuitively, I knew this was exactly what I needed. So I trusted myself, more than ever before in my life, and I hired her. Then again. And again. And again.
Once I started working with her, I had a huge ah-ha moment. I realized that what I loved so much about my network marketing biz, was the coaching aspect. I loved helping my team reach their goals and take their business to the next level. It lifted me up more than anything else did in that business. In this moment I knew I had to start my own business + brand, separate from network marketing. I knew I was meant to be helping more people in this world and making a bigger impact.
So, that's what I did. When I first hired my coach we worked together to launch my online coaching business. In a few months I was launched + ready for clients! I was so proud. I finally felt like I had the clarity and direction I had been missing for so long.
My network marketing biz naturally faded into the background, but I came to accept it. At the end of the day, I knew that if I was going to be successful with my coaching biz and really make it work, I had to give it 100% of my attention.
Now I work with millennial women are lacking clarity + direction, and I help them create a business + life that feels so incredibly good.
I AM COMPLETELY OBSESSED WITH HELPING OTHER DRIVEN WOMEN MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM A JOB & LIFE THEY ARE NOT TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH, TO A BIZ & LIFESTYLE THAT THEY
Since launching my coaching business in 2016, I finally feel like
I'm where I'm meant to be, doing what I'm supposed to be doing.
Life is oh, so sweet.
I won't tell you everything has been perfect, because that's not true. But what I will say is that the ups + downs, laughter + tears, and everything in between has been totally worth it.
Life changed dramatically for me in a year. I said goodbye to hobby-status businesses, my excuses and limiting beliefs. I quit my part-time job and became a full-time entrepreneur, traveled more than I ever have before, manifested 5-figure months + weeks (double-triple what I used to make), and created the freedom to live life on my own terms.
I finally feel confident with who I am + what I want, and no longer feel the need to apologize for that. Because I've focused so much on the inner work, success + abundance flow naturally to me in my life + biz.
And… I'm just getting started.
Babe, please trust me when I say, if I can do it, there's absolutely no reason why you can't. It’s your turn to write your own success story, and it all starts with a decision. Don't wait until shit hits the fan or things get ugly (like I did), to take action. Where will you be 1 year from now? Get out of your own way and start creating your freedom.
If you're ready to do this thang I encourage you to apply for a FREE Freedom Babe strategy session. I only accept women who are serious about taking action + committed to getting results!