For the past week I’ve had the incredible privilege to be at a yoga retreat in the Costa Rican jungle. Having a full week to immerse myself in yoga has been such an amazing experience, and I feel so blessed for the opportunity to be able to be fully present and alive in a gorgeous natural setting. I pushed myself further physically than I have in a while, and it was unbelievable to see what doing yoga twice a day and eating vegetarian food will do for your body and soul! The retreat centre I was at was on top of a mountain range overlooking the ocean, and covered by green canopy with a constant melody of insects and animals. There were many moments when it felt surreal to be there. This part of the world is so abundant with life and it’s incredible and beautiful to see. There’s a constant energy that hums with vitality. At times I had to pinch myself because I felt so lucky to have a business and life that allows me the opportunity to travel. I’m truly able to live my dream.
While at the retreat I did a lot of personal reflection. I reflected upon what it was like at the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey. I started my first business, Booty Beltz 11 years ago when I was still a student at the University of Alberta. I was 22, had no idea what I was doing, and made some very costly mistakes along the way. When I think back, I remember longing for someone to just tell me what to do so that I could grow my business and finally live the life I always dreamed about. This life included being able to travel around the world, do work I’m passionate about and be financially independent.
Over the last 7 years, I’ve been able to grow the Make It Show to what it is today by working hard, learning as much as possible and making connections. I am thrilled to say my life looks a lot like what I used to dream about. This did not happen overnight, and just three and half years ago I was at a cross roads because I knew I wanted to help more of the people grow their businesses, but I didn’t know how to do this in a scalable way. I had no idea how to make a real impact doing this or make any money at it.
The universe has an interesting way of giving us answers when we need it the most, because this was when Marie Forleo came on my radar. When I started watching her videos I was mesmerized with her energy and irreverent way of delivering practical advice. She just had a way of explaining things in a way that made sense to me and I instantly resonated with her.
After a few months of watching her videos, I decided to take a huge leap of faith and book a ticket to fly to NYC so I could attend Marie’s conference. One the last day she mentioned she organizes a Mastermind group with 20 women who get to work with her one on one for a year. In my heart I knew I needed to apply!
After I returned home to Vancouver, I spent a lot of time working on my Mastermind application. I knew over a hundred women apply and I wanted to make sure mine stood out from the pack. I wanted in so badly because I just knew Marie was going to be the one to help me take my business and life to the next level.
A few weeks later, I received a very exciting email from Marie herself saying she had chosen me to be in her Mastermind. I was ecstatic! Only problem was the price was $20,000 and this did not include any travel expenses. Holy sh*t!
I had a week to decide if I was in or out. The price was almost as high as my 4 year business degree and I felt very uncomfortable spending that much money on a coach. I could easily buy a car or travel for 6 months! As big part of me said I should pass on the opportunity.
But, there was a little voice inside that knew if I didn’t go for it, I would always have regret and wonder what I could have achieved if I worked with Marie. I’ve learned over the years that this little voice is very wise and anytime I’ve gone for something that felt out of my league, the payoff is always more than I could have imagined.
So, I took a deep breath and went for it. The experience of working with Marie and being part of the Mastermind still blows my mind. I was able to achieve more in 2012 than I did in the 5 previous years in both my business and my life. Included in the Mastermind was access to B-School, and by implementing what I learned from this program alone, I also was able to make back the 20K investment in less than 6 months. B-School might seem expensive at $2000, but it honestly is a drop in the bucket compared to what you get out of it. One of my fellow B-Schooler recently told me she’s made back her investment 250 times!!
Do I ever regret my decisions. Hells no! I would have never started Make It University if it wasn’t for what I learned in B-School. Even if I did, it would have taken me years and years to accomplish with I did in months.
I’m sharing my story with you because you may be in the same position I was. You have the small voice telling you now’s the time to take the leap and go for B-School. There are so many reasons not to go for something, but maybe you are sick of letting yet another opportunity pass you by.
Only you can make the decision to go for your dreams and if B-School and Marie are resonating with you, be brave, be bold and make this YOUR year.
As a bonus, you will receive 2 hours of one-on-one B-School coaching with me and ALL my Make It University courses. This way you will be able to maximize your investment and ensure that you extraordinary results. The value of this bonus is over $800 and you get it free if you sign up for B-School using this affiliate link: marieforleo.ontraport.net/t?orid=490343&opid=145.
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I’m only endorsing B-School because I know it works. Not only has it worked for me, but it’s also worked for thousand and thousands of others. If you are serious about taking your business to the next level, this is the best investment you can make. Period. I know $2000 is a lot of money, but over the span of a year it works out to $40/week. If you apply what you learn in B-School, you will make it back over and over again. Plus, if you don’t like the program you are able to get a full refund within 30 days so you really have nothing to lose.
I’m super excited because I’ve had a bunch of Makies already sign up! I know some of you are thinking about it, but have some questions about what B-School is really like. Please reply to this emial and we can set up a time to chat on the phone so I can give you all the details.
If B-School is just not in the cards for you this year but you are still committed to growing your business, you should consider signing up forMake It University. It will give you everything you need to know to create an amazing life selling what you make. It’s like a mini B-School that I designed especially for crafters, makers and artists.
Thanks so much for reading and keep believing in your dreams! I know first hand that they will come true 🙂