Your routine means sweet f*ck all

I know entrepreneurs who get up two hours early every day to get shit done before the world interferes.

I know entrepreneurs who shut off their phones and Facebook for their scheduled midday “content writing time.”

I know entrepreneurs who have daily schedules, minutely defining when and how long they work on a new group course, polish social media posts, eat, and go for a walk.

You ask me all the time what a “real” entrepreneur’s day looks like. I always answer the same way:

Who is this “real” entrepreneur you speak of? And why do you give a shit how she spends her time?

YOU don’t need to follow someone else’s routine or rules.

YOU don’t need to arrange your desk the way Oprah does in order to make bank.

YOU don’t need to use trendy calendar software, have the perfect website or spend a fortune on glam photos.

YOU only need to DO WHAT YOU DO BEST – in the way only YOU can.

Understandably, some people need structure or discipline.

What we don’t need is someone else’s structure. How Tina Fey parts her curtains in the morning is irrelevant. That’s another stall tactic. Another way to say, ‘Oh, my desk, office, [insert bullshit excuse] isn’t ready yet. I can’t work today.’

Enough screwing around.

But don’t take my word for it. Below are thoughts from three wildly famous entrepreneurs on what got them there:

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder

“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” — Oprah Winfrey

“My best successes came on the heels of failures.” — Barbara Corcoran

When someone asks about my daily routine, I quote Ferris Bueller. “You realize if we played by the rules, right now we’d be in gym?”

Fuck the rules.

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Don’t know where to start? Stuck, stalled, uninspired?

Make sure you’re signed up for my four FREE masterclasses, designed to help you set up your business and mindset foundation right – so you can make an impact and make bank.

This is about YOU being YOU in every way.

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You’ll learn to say what you know you need to say, attract your right people, kill excuses, ditch sabotage, and say adios to the bullshit that prevents you from showing up as the badass you are.

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You will learn how to do what YOU KNOW you need to do, how to stop apologizing, hedging, waiting. You will just fucking do it.

I’m going to show you how to:
– put yourself first in life and business
– get – and stay – in the driver’s seat
– make money doing what you love
– be the expert, the authority, THE BOSS YOU’RE CRAVING TO BE

It doesn’t happen by accident. There are things you need to do every damn day to get – and stay – there. I’m going to show you how.

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We’re retiring the bullshit that says you can’t and learning how to say YES to ourselves.

Because that’s how a boss rolls.

See you inside.

How to Make Money as a Coach

I’ve lost count of the number of emails I receive each day asking how to make money as a coach.

The answer is surprisingly simple.

If you want to make money as a coach…

How about you don’t suck?

How about you stop worrying about how to make money and start focusing on how to be fucking good at what you do?

  • Share something people give a shit about.
  • Change lives with your wisdom.
  • Help people.
  • Share the thing that sets you on fire. Because your people will feel the burn, too.
  • Be a better entrepreneur and coach by showing your passion.

Forget about finding the package or offer that will magically sell millions. If you don’t believe in it, if you don’t like it, no one else will either.

If you’re helping people with the stuff that used to wake you up at night, leave you sweaty and short of breath, the power of what you learned will come through. The same thing happens when you sell what you hate. People see it.

And if you don’t believe in what you’re selling, why would anyone else?

Which brings me to my second point.

Be yourself.

You might be able to hide how you feel for a little while. You may even be able to act like someone else for a short time. But people can tell when you’re not genuine. And it never lasts.

One of the easiest ways to be successful is to be YOU.

Don’t waste your time and energy faking it. And it takes an enormous amount of energy to pretend to be someone you’re not. Plus, it’s a disservice to your people. It prevents you from showing you know you’re stuff.

No one can be the coach you are.

So don’t be stingy. Show us who you are and what you have to say, as only you can.

Be brave.

Accept that everyone WON’T love you. And know that’s perfectly okay.

Be true to yourself, to your voice, and you will succeed.

Hiding facts, altering the way you might normally say something, leaving out details of who you are because you find them embarrassing – all of that cheats people from connecting with you in a powerful way. And they know when you’re holding back. (Just like you’re mom knew when you were lying.)

Example: Plenty of people get upset about my swearing, especially my mother. For a while, I tried to clean up my language. I really did.

The whole time, I felt stifled and suffocated. More importantly, my work noticeably suffered.

I tried to change an aspect of who I am – my potty mouth – so my work would be more palatable to more people.

What I learned instead was editing a part of my voice meant altering all of it.

Changing one aspect of how I showed up slowly permeated the rest of my voice. I became neutral, gray, fucking boring. Not me.

You want money for your work? Earn it.

Being successful in this business is not easy. It’s scary as fuck to put yourself on display, present your innermost thoughts with conviction and let go of what everyone else thinks.

But it’s the only way to do it.