𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐲 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐧-𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐩 𝐦𝐲 𝐞𝐲𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝.
𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵: 𝘋𝘪𝘯𝘢, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦!!! 𝘋𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬?
𝘔𝘦 (𝘭𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨): 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘩, 𝘐 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘢 3 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴 𝘯𝘢𝘱 𝘺𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘥𝘢𝘺.
𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵: 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴, 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴…𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨.
𝘔𝘦: 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭, 𝘐 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦.
In the past year, I have been getting comments like this so often! From people who have known me for a while, to new people that came into my world. Wondering if I ever stop!
And in truth? I only work 3 to 5 hours a way, 4 days a week.
Today, I am sharing with you my big secret today because if I can do it, you can too.
In the past year, my business has been flowing and fun, but it wasn’t always like this.
When I first decided to bring my coaching business online, I struggle A LOT.
I hustled, pushed, created, planned, prepped…
Doing it all, alongside programs and coaches who were trying their best to push me.
I would sit all day on my computer, being productive, getting stuff done, being that motivated and eager person doing it all because IT WAS GOING TO WORK.
MONEY WILL COME. MONEY WILL COME!
I will be fully online, travel the world, have no more clinic owners telling me how to do my job.
I WAS GOING TO MAKE IT!
But…I didn’t make it.
I pushed and pushed and pushed…
Planned a whole 3-month system launch for my massive LET’S EAT launch…
Was told that all this hard work is part of being in business and that the big cash launch is right around the corner!
So I focused on the $$$ and kept working day and night.
So, after putting my life on hold, pretty much having no social life, it was finally time to launch my program into the world.
I was exhausted, scared, but finally ready to have people jump on my office, because why wouldn’t they?!
I did a 5-day challenge, living off coffee and ending the day with wine to relax…
I didn’t sleep much, told my partner to ‘leave me alone’ this week.
And I did it. Had close to 200 people join my challenge, and yes, I did have a launch that excited my coaches.
I did 10K in a week, and I didn’t celebrate, even if my coach told me this was great!
The high from this 10K-week crashed fast….very fast.
Because reality hit. I didn’t make 10K in 1 week. I prepped for 4 months (with no income), spent a lot of $$$ on a coach, and had to deliver this program over the course of 3 months.
So in truth?
I did 10K for almost 8 months of work.
But I actually came out broke because of the $$$ I spent on ads, on my coach, and for putting my in-person clinic on hold to go ALL-IN on this launch.
And it wasn’t pretty. This was the first time in my life I was not doing good financially…when I thought this would bring me financial freedom while doing what I love and helping people.
It feels very weird sharing this right now because I never shared this with anyone.
I am a proud person, always determined and focused on seeing the glass full.
But after all this work, I was emptied out, and wondered if I was made for this online business.
The coach I was working with was happy, because yes, I know a lot of people who pushed as much as me, who did the work, and did not even sell 1 spot in their program…
But then that coach said something that made me angry, depressed, and empty.
‘This is what it takes to create a 6-figure business. You have to hustle like this for at least 1 year to reach your goal’
Nope. This is not what I wanted, at all, to hustle more for money?? Nope.
If my focus was that 6-figure business, I would have stayed in my corporate job, making those 6-figures working 40hrs a week…
Not being were I was. Working 80 hours a week and losing money.
I still offered an amazing program to my clients because I truly love and appreciate them and their hard work. I keep my promise no matter what curve balls I get in my life.
But I did take a few months ‘off’ from business planning because I wondered if this was for me.
I decided to venture into online coaching to help people all over the world with my expertise. With my 20 years experience with changing people’s lives, I NEEDED to be the voice of reason above all those uncertified coaches out there (who are actually causing more harm than good).
So, as I lead my program to my 4 amazing women, I made a decision.
PEOPLE NEED ME AND I WILL MAKE THIS HAPPEN, MY WAY.
I made a decision that I needed to practice what I preach and transfer my AMAZING knowledge helping people with their health into changing the way I will create my business.
And everything changed.
It didn’t happen overnight (there is no overnight success, or even 10K weeks without some work leading up to it).
But I made a decision. Put all the cards on the table. And drew myself the most aligned strategy for me to be my own boss, create a successful online business where I can live a great life, work less so as not to burn out and be 100% hight energy for my clients, and not have to put my life on pause because I AM LAUNCHING.
And still serve people at my highest level because they deserve that.
I put those money goals aside, and I worked from my true goal to help people.
And this is where everything came together.
I work 3 to 5 hours a day (4 days a week).
I share and serve my clients weekly with smiles and breakthroughs.
I do launches once in a while because now they are fun and not a necessity.
I create and share content from the heart, and people are drawn towards me.
I am no longer struggling. I am no longer hating what I do.
I am aligned, and even my family and friends saw the switch in me and my videos.
You might be thinking if I would change anything, go back and wish I would have started my business life this…
But guess what. If it wasn’t for everything that I did, the lessons I learned, and the money I lost, I would not have found myself finally understand what works for me and what doesn’t.
We live. We learn. We grow.
And we move on.
So, for today, I want you to know that, if any of this resonates with you, do know that you are not alone, and that it doesn’t have to be like this.
You are here, you want to do good, you want to help people.
But you cannot help people when you are not taking care of yourself.
Time to put your oxygen mask on before others.
It’s time for a change in this business strategy world.
And I am here to be that voice of change.
Dina Merhbi, Business & Body Balance Coach