Find Your Happy…

😀 Be intentional about finding your happy... Here are a few things that contribute to mine:

**Seeing my family (especially because none of them live in Florida)

**Quiet nights where I get to turn off all my electronics and just curl up in my bed with a book (#introvert here)

**Spa Days (did you see one of my most recent post?)

**Good food (always!!!) And last, but certainly not least knowing that I am living life on purpose and doing what I know I have been put here to do makes me incredibly happy - like school girl giddy, high pitched squeak, jumping up and down kind of happy.

I ❤️ what I do. On Saturday, I got to share some of my industry insight and know-how as a speaker on a Power Panel at @AlyciaHuston's Transcend LeadHERship Conference in #Atlanta. Those are always fun!!! 

The fact that my life's work is to contribute to the growth of others. Its a dream...and an honor! One I don't take for granted.

70% of Americans are unhappy (according to the American Happiness Index). Mostly because they have been forced to live someone else's version of what their life should look like. You don't have to be one of those people! Be the outlier that decides to live joyfully - as you were meant to!

Make it Happen!

So - a lot of you ask me about creating courses. Makes sense. Its an over $200 BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY, and I think its time you cut out your slice of that pie, don't you?

If you don't have an online course now is the time. I want to give you 4 STEPS to making it happen.

STEP 1: Validate the idea

This is all about niching down – who are you actually serving? What kind of person is this? What are people coming to you for?

The second part of validating the idea is you want to make sure people are ready to buy it.

Inside of PLATFORM we will make sure that before you even think about launching your course 2 things are true: 

Your people need it, and your people are already buying it in one way, shape, or form. We do it using a special formula I've mastered, and now teach my clients to master as well

Your people need it, and your people are already buying it in one way, shape, or form. We do it using a special formula I've mastered, and now teach my clients to master as well

It will have people soooo ready to sign up to work with you! Just watch!!!!

STEP 2: Outline the Course. 

Inside of PLATFORM we dive super deep into this because I am very passionate about course curriculum. I will teach you the 4-Phases of Learning to ensure that you have a high success rate of completion among your clients - this means AMAZING testimonials all about how much of a genius YOU ARE! And that kind of social proofing is so important!

STEP 3: Price Your Program (seems like everyone gets a gets a bit stuck with this)

Pricing is so much about feeling, but to make you feel better about it I will walk you through how to set it to where you feel comfortable.

Don't worry... I walk you through a more practical formula as well.

STEP 4: Set Your Goals

How much does the product cost?

How many people do you want enrolled?

Desired total Gross Revenue for the launch?

From there we plan out the entire launch strategy.

There you have it! The 4 Steps to Creating an Online Course that actually sells!

It's not hard, but it is new (to most people). And because of that they set up roadblocks and never get it done. So they sit on the sidelines and watch other people find success in their area of genius.

I Don’t Take Vacations

I don't take vacations... 1. My entire life is a vacation... I get to sit poolside on any given day. I can be on the beach in less than 15 minutes (this is Miami after all). I can pack up and go anywhere in the world with no notice if I wanted to. I created a life that affords me that luxury... And I did it on purpose. There was a time where I was unable to (see past post about my older brother passing away for reference). 2. I find no need to take a break from real life. I enjoy it a great deal!!! I love my clients, I love my work. I love what I do. I get to change people's lives everyday! What's more fun than that?

I build in regular rest and relaxation. I am very serious about boundaries. And I refuse to do "work" that I don't actually enjoy on some level (I outsource the rest). And, here's the kicker, I DON'T FEEL GUILTY ABOUT IT. 

 Having said that, I do travel though! I'm thinking Paris and Barcelona next. Where are you going? 

"A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play..."

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.

-Francois Auguste Rene Chateaubriand 

The Value of Time…

The value of time... There is a story about Pablo Picasso. One day he was sitting in the park painting when a woman came to him and asked him to paint her portrait. He agreed and once he finished, he gave the picture to the woman. She loved it! She was astonished by the quality and said "Wow, this is perfect. How much do I owe you?". "$5,000", Picasso said. "$5,000!!! But it only took you a few minutes to draw this!". "No ma'am", Picasso replied. "It took me my entire life". Why do I tell you this story? Because trading $$$ for hours is not smart! It's very much a poor person's mindset. Let me show you what I mean in real time.

Let's say you make $20/hr = $41,600/yr. 

You want to start a business cuz you know that will increase your income, your impact and your financial freedom. There’s a $5k program that will help you, but spending thousands of dollars is "too expensive." So instead, you decide to stay where you are and google your way to greatness. Biggest time suck ever! At the end of the year you still have no business.'re proud of yourself cuz...whew! You saved $5k, right?

But you have a twin sister who also works at your same job, making $20/hr. She hates it too. But she decides to do something crazy. She makes the $5k investment, she knows she has a much greater skill that she needs to learn to monetize. And she does just that! She learns how to turn $20/hr into 40! Doubling her income.

 Instead of making $41K a year, they now make $82K and that will continue to ⬆️ from a $5k investment.

And that’s the difference between a poor person's mindset and a rich person's mindset. It’s all about understanding the value of time + investment.

Stop spending money. Learn to Invest it in things that give you time back and do what picasso did! 

No vision board in the world will get you to where you wanna go if you aren't willing to take calculated risks to get there.

You can work for money, or make it work for you. Your choice.

When was the Last Time You Let Your Heart Decide?

If you haven't seen the LIVE action version of Aladdin - go see it! Soooo worth it! 
When I heard they were working on the project I was concerned about who would play Genie - because we all know how iconic Robin Williams was in that role, but Will Smith KILLED IT!!!

If there is anyone who could play that role, pay homage to RW and breathe new life into it, its him! He really does make the movie (IMO). But, this show isn't about Genie. Its about a one lyric that has plagued be since I was 10 years old. 

When was the last time you let your heart decide?

So much of what I do has to start from the heart. But it wasn't always this way. I tried to shove my own desires and my own dreams under the rug for so long. I used to think it was because they sounded ridiculous, or unrealistic. I also told myself I didn't how to make them happen. But truth be told, they were all excuses to not follow the truth that lived inside of my heart for so very long. 

In this episode, I talk about my own journey, how I moved into a space of trust and how I am encouraging you to do the same. Take a listen, then drop me a line letting me know what you think!