Hello beautiful women!
Today’s email is for you if you own your own business
or may be starting your own business soon.
I decided to send this out because recently,
I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries from moms in this community
about Marie Forleo’s B-School (which stands for Business School)–
And since I’ve taken this program in the past,
they’ve been asking what my thoughts are about it.
As a mom whose top priority is her family,
I give deep consideration when I choose to invest in business support -
not only in terms of the money I invest,
but also the time and focus I invest as well.
B-School was one of the programs I took about 4 years ago.
Since then, I’ve taken a number of other programs, hired coaches and joined masterminds.
When it comes to Marie Forleo’s B-School,
if I were to do it all over again,
I would re-invest in this one, wholeheartedly.
When I talk to women who are considering the program,
I now share with them something that took me a loooong time
to understand about choosing business supports.
For many years, I felt frustrated when I would invest money
in a person or program to help me grow
and it didn’t pan out the way I wanted.
For a while, I didn’t realize how to assess what I needed
at different points in my business growth.
So I’d sign up for things hoping it was what I needed.
Then when it didn’t match? I’d feel disappointed.
In your business, over time, you’ll need what I call
4 kinds of “outside” business support.
The key is to understand when you need which kinds of support,
so you can match your investment with something that will
give you huge returns in forward progress.
Here’s the 4 types of business support I’m talking about:
1. Business Education Programs::
This is what Marie Forleo’s program is. And I believe it’s a superb one.
The best of these types of programs deliver organized,
smart, streamlined INFORMATION about a particular business area
that you want to grow in- as well as powerful applications
that help you take large concepts and apply them to your personal
2. Business Coaching ::
This is when you work personally, one-on-one with a business coach
who puts their eyes, ears and mind solely on your business
and helps you get to your next level of growth by personalizing
strategies that are tailor made for your goals, life, and business.
3. Business Masterminds::
Groups of other like-minded business individuals
often led by a mentor that use the
wisdom, accountability and synergy of a group to move you forward.
4. Business Team Members::
Specific individuals that work FOR YOU and take key tasks
necessary to run and grow your business off of your plate.
When I think about my experience in Marie’s B-School,
I’m confident in recommending it because she delivered a very solid program,
and was happy to become an affiliate of her program.
I share this because I want to give you a heads up on something
you may want to consider if you decide to sign up.
While B-School registration is not open yet, it will be soon and at that point,
I’ll be offering anyone who signs up through my affiliate link
a Clarity and Prosperity 3 Private Session Coaching Package (value $600).
When I completed Marie’s program, I needed clarity around
how to include my own priorities as a mom -
and the particular life I live as a mom -
in the process of designing a business that worked and served me and my family.
I needed clarity to help me determine which of my
MANY brimming ideas I should focus on first and
make fast movement forward without draining my family’s resources.
I needed to see my business growth in terms of financial and time return
because I knew I couldn’t ask my family to float growing business expenses for very long.
These are some of the core issues I work on with my business coaching clients
and what I felt would be hugely valuable
to another mom who invests in this program as well.
Marie’s program is stock full of excellent information- I’d love to see you combine that with
personal attention and support to help you really soar.
Here’s two important links:
1. If you aren’t familiar with Marie’s work or her B-School offering,
she is releasing a series of videos that deliver tons of value
and give you a very good sense of what her program is all about -
Check out her videos HERE.
2. If you decide to join AND want to cash in on the bonus I am offering,
you MUST use my affiliate link when you sign up.
There is, of course, no obligation at all to purchase through my link or to sign up,
but if you’d like to get personal coaching from me – f.r.e.e. – this is the way.
Not sure what affiliate programs are all about?
I personally love the affiliate model of marketing
because I believe it sets up a win-win-win scenario in the marketplace.
I have my own affiliate program and have given back THOUSANDS of dollars
to individuals who believe in my work and promote my work to the circles they know -
it’s my way of saying THANK YOU to those who care to spread the word
about what I do and what I offer.
In a nutshell, when you click through an affiliate link
and purchase something, the person who shared that link with you
gets a “thank you” referral gift – basically a commission for sending you over.
In the case for Marie Forleo’s program,
I want to give you additional support and value
for the commission I’ll receive from Marie so I’m using that
to cover private coaching sessions with you.
In this way, you get even MORE value from her program
and I get to work with you personally to support your business growth.
See how that win-win-win works?!
Again- here are the important links you need to have.
Any questions?! Let me know – wglteam (at) wellgroundedlife (dot) com – I’d love to hear from you!
To your truest success,
p.s. Over the past weeks I’ve gotten some fantastic questions from this community about this program. Here’s a few of the top questions I’ve been asked and my answers:
Q: I know I want to start a business but honestly I’m not even sure yet exactly what KIND of business I want to start- is it a good idea to do BSchool now?
A: Here’s my honest feeling about it- I think that because you already know you want to start a business- this is actually the most ideal time to take something like B-School. If you told me you weren’t even sure if you really wanted a biz- I would advise you against the investment at this point.
But in retrospect I wish I had had this kind of training right at the first seeds of my own business. Not only does B School have an early module to help you identify the right business for you – but in seeing the whole picture of how to organize, design and plan your business model you actually begin to get much clearer on the right type of business for you. MANY people I know have completely re-invented their businesses after BSchool- I’d have to say I’d think you’d have a leg up doing this right from the beginning of your journey.
Q: How has B School personally helped you grow your business?
My goodness… a bit harder to quantify but here’s what immediately pops up. Before B-School my ideas around marketing and having a clear system of flow for all the essential parts of my business felt disconnected. This program helped me see how to organize and weave honest articulate (effective) marketing into everything I do so that the way I give to my community is seamless with the way I earn money in my business. There is strategy, flow and intention now underlying the whole ship- that began in BSchool.
The connections I have made have been huge- which have led to cross-marketing, peer-mentorship, mastermind groups, business partnerships, affiliate partnerships. This is absolutely one of the most powerful parts of her program which is hard to explain until you plug in and begin forging relationships with other business owners.
Growth and income wise, I’ve skyrocketed- my mailing list has grown by 10 times the number when I started, my income has quadrupled in just 3 years (while still being 100% primary caregiver for my three little ones)- the time I spend on my business is focused and gets huge returns on investment.
In truth are ALL of these changes ONLY because of B-School- of course not. But this program without a doubt was the catalyst for major growth in my biz and I still resource its materials years later.
Like I mentioned in my blog post, one of the things I do wish I had more of was personalized support in applying many of the strategies I was learning back when I first took it and that’s why I’m offering personal coaching as my affiliate bonus. I’d love to be able to work with you if you feel this is the right choice for you and you choose to sign up for B-School with my link.
Q: My business isn’t an “online” business, I’m a photographer, is this a good fit?
Absolutely- and the reason is even if you don’t exchange your services online- you likely have or should be considering an online presence for your business- it’s just a crucial element to any biz in the world we live in. Whether you ever offer virtual offerings or not, knowing how to effectively market online is key to success – and that’s the core education you get in B-School.
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