"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live." - Marcus Aurelius
That's easy enough for Marcus Aurelius to say. He never tried to start a business in the 21st century.
Fortunately, I have. Three of them, in fact. But then again, we haven't been formally introduced.
Hi, I'm Kathryn. After graduating with a BS in nutrition and marrying my person, we did what every young, optimistic couple does. We started a marketing agency. In the meantime, I got into network marketing and we hardcore dove into growing our two little projects into businesses that would support our family, give us the freedom to do what we wanted, when we wanted, and make the world a better place in the process.
Since you're one of the thousands of entrepreneurial women across the country who have a big idea and want to make the world a happier/better/safer place, you have probably experienced a roller coaster ride that looks something like this:
•Filled with excitement, you know your idea is going to work. It's the next big trend. Everyone will want it.
•You don't know much but you figure you'll figure it out as you go. You may even start to manufacture your product, hire someone to create a website, or start talking to distributors.
•Money starts to run out. You still have to pay your bills so you are still working at that 9-5 and trying to get your new venture off the ground.
•You find yourself spending 100 hours a week working, putting out fires everywhere. Some are little-lit matches while others appear to be barn burners.
•Selling your product is bringing up all sorts of icky feelings as you try old methods. Not only are you not terribly successful, you feel like your family and friends are getting tired of listening to you talk about your business.
You finally say to yourself, "I am overwhelmed, stressed out, and possibly drowning. Owning my own business can't be worth it."
If any of this sounds familiar, we need to talk.
I have some great ideas for how we can work together to help you be happier, healthier and more successful.
You see, I remember being in your shoes. I remember getting distracted by new shiny marketing tools and losing sight of my customers I was trying to serve. I remember being frustrated with working way more hours than I would at a corporate job only to get paid pennies an hour. I remember wanting to throw in the towel because there was no way all of that headache and heartache was worth it.
Then something changed for me. I started learning about sales tools and business development principles that really work. Best of all, they worked without cornering my family and friends every chance I got, leaving me with that icky sales feeling, or guilting them to support my new business adventure. Finally, I had a clear vision of what I wanted my businesses to be.
Now I want to show you how to have the same success.
(And let's face it. There's always a "but".)
... you have to do the work. I can give you all of the steps you need. I will give you fantastic content and individualized guidance and coaching. But you have to be willing to ask questions, follow directions, and work hard in the process. You have to shake off those self-limiting beliefs you have been harboring. You have to be able to silence the pessimistic side of you that says, "That's crazy! It won't work!" Most of all, you have to muster up the courage to dive head-first into building your business.
What I am offering you isn't a magic formula. It's time-tested, proven methods for creating a functional business plan, getting your product into the hands of the people who need it and helping you achieve the lifestyle you have only dreamed about.
In other words, I will give you the tools and the know-how. You have to build the house.
Fortunately, you don't have to do it alone. My community of successful business owners is here to offer advice, encouragement and the support you need to create something great.
If you're not ready to make the leap, don't. If you're exhausted from trying so hard and you're ready to take a break, not double down your efforts, please take that break! But don't let the fear of what's in front of you keep you from taking that first step if you're ready for it.