8 years ago this month I left my job in corporate America to strike out on my own.
I’d never run my own business.
I was a single parent of a 4 month old and a 4 year old.
I had a limited amount of savings.
And a few zero balance credit cards.
I had no support system. I knew no other entrepreneurs.
All my friends said I was crazy to leave the “corporate gravy train”.
I didn’t even tell my dad, because being a traditional European father I knew he would be sick with worry.
What I DID have however, was a lifelong dream.
And a big “WHY”.
I’d wanted to start my own business since the age of 8.
(The same age as my youngest is now.)
And I also wanted to do it for my kids. So I could be home with them and be a part of their daily lives.
Over the past 8 years I’ve sold physical products, information products, and affiliate products online.
I’ve taught thousands of entrepreneurs how to do the same, written a best-selling ecommerce book, presented on stage in front of thousands of people and been at the helm of the oldest ecommerce subscription site on the web, WhatDoISell.com
But lest you think that my life was touched by a magic wand or I was a lucky overnight success – that wasn’t the case.
My first year in business was hell.
I was scared. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do.
My efforts were inconsistent. I had nowhere to turn for support.
I was feeling tremendous pressure.
I had to bring in a steady income. I had to make my business work, make it profitable, and make it happen FAST.
So I went back to the one thing that had always gotten me through difficult times in the past.
The thing that kept me going, successful, and focused on my goals.
The thing that in every single case I had attributed my previous successes to.
Until now, I’ve only shared this with my private coaching students.
But in celebration of my 8 years as an online entrepreneur, I’ve decided it’s time to share it with you.
After 8 years, it’s a new chapter in my life and my business.
Mindset Entrepreneur <<== It can be a new beginning for you as well.
Your Partner in Online Selling Success,
PS: As soon as I made this change…
- Within a year I’d REPLACED 60% of my corporate income
- Within two years I’d SURPASSED my corporate income and launched
two more businesses that were immediately profitable
- It’s now been 8 years and I’ve built a solid six-figure business that
continues to grow every year and has always been the sole support of my
Click here to find out what I live by daily.
Your profound personal story resonates with me on many levels. Thank you for openly and graciously sharing it with everyone.
I’m a single mom with four daughters, including a set of twins. Whew! Not a boy in the bunch and a houseful of PMS. 🙂 Your story has certainly tugged at my heartstrings and helped me to recognize that wishful thinking just won’t cut the mustard for successfully building an online business.
Know what? You’re an incredibly phenomenal human being.
Congrats on your 8th Anniversary!
Thanks Melanie! 🙂
On the outside looking in, it can easily seem like the road to successful entrepreneurship is a smooth one. I wanted to share with people what really happens behind the scenes.