A lot of my non-entrepreneurial friends think I’m crazy. I get a lot of “deer in the headlights” looks these days . (Well, I think I always got those looks, but it’s getting worse.)
Five years ago I was at the top of my 20 year career in corporate training. I was managing a team, implementing learning systems and doing exactly what (I thought) I wanted to do.
The day I left my corporate job, I was earning six figures. And I walked away with a grin on my face and a skip in my step.
So what changed?
My job almost killed me. Seriously.
In January of 2010, the adrenaline that had been coursing through my body due to a crazy high amount of stress at work tried to bind to the walls of my heart. My heart began to shut down. It didn’t feel like a heart attack. It felt like being really, really tired. After seven hours of getting weaker and weaker I finally went to the ER. And they told me I was having a stress induced heart attack.
Yes. The stress of my job almost killed me.
I knew that something had to change. I had several business ideas. They were all non-starters.
I studied marketing tactics. I attended webinars. I read blog posts from all the biggest business gurus. But it wasn’t working. Until it did.
Marie Forleo’s B-School took all of those online business concepts that I’d been struggling to learn, and made it all make sense. It was the missing piece. By the time I was doing that grinning and skipping on my last day in corporate, I had 5 part-time employees and was earning the money I needed to work for myself and pay my bills.
It was AH-MAZE-ING.
And it has continued to be AH-MAZE-ING ever since.
My entire corporate career, I never found a place where I could use all of my skills and talents to truly make a difference. I had to ask permission to do the right thing. I had to ask permission to take my son to the Dr.
I had to ask permission TO LIVE MY LIFE.
Running your own business isn’t all bon-bons and roses. It can be very hard. And it can be very stressful. But it’s all under my control. I choose who to do business with. I choose what I earn in return for my services. I choose when to take the day off, and when to work in a fit of inspiration at 3am.
And it’s wonderful. And some people think I’m crazy.
They can’t imagine a life where the paycheck doesn’t go into the bank account at the end of the month. (I admit, even ‘tho I was prepared for it – I was a little shaky on that part too.)
While I did eventually find other resources that helped me to build my business (and I’ll be talking about that entire journey soon), B-School is the thing that locked it in for me. If you want a chance at building your dream business and changing your life like I changed mine, B-School might be your missing link as well.
Marie Forleo has just released her third video training that will give you an idea of her philosophies around business and what’s possible when you get focused and put the right information to work for you. You’ll also hear directly from some of my most successful B-School alums! Check it out!
If you decide that B-School is for you, come back and check out my B-School Bonus offer. Each year Marie hand-picks B-School alums to become affiliate partners. Our job is not only to spread the word about B-School, but to create bonus offerings that will help anyone who signs up through us to be successful. I’ve come up with a bonus that will give you a serious leg up the ladder to success!