About six years ago I went through a pretty painful divorce. With two children under four-years-old, I struggled as a single mom to keep my head above water. I was overwhelmed, working full-time as a Guidance Counselor, trying to pay off student loans/rent/car, and focus on the well-being of my two little boys. I focused too much of my time and energy worrying about things I had no control over.
During this time, one of my best friends (who’s a Life Coach) introduced me to the book “The Secret” which explains how to use and apply the Law of Attraction. This book was the start of a new chapter in my life. My friend and I would get together consistently to talk about the concepts in the book and how we were applying them to our own lives.
The more I focused on the positive things in my life, the more I saw them. My relationship with my ex began to improve dramatically, my children seemed happier, I enjoyed my job more, money that I needed was coming to me, I was attracting the type of relationships that I craved, and I finally began to see past the struggle in my life.
I began working with my Life Coach friend and discovered that, through Life Coaching, I could have the kind of impact that I wanted to have. The next hurdle was moving from a full-time job with a consistent paycheck to an inconsistent business that I had no clue how to manage. I felt stuck and was asking the wrong questions, like “what if I fail?” I realized that by asking that question, I didn’t have faith. So I shifted my question to: “If I believed it were possible to be successful, if I believed I could not fail in my business, what would I do next?”
I created my 12-week, signature program, “Stepping Stones” for women who want to transform their lives. Each step of this program was a part of the process that I went through to get me to where I am today.
I’ll never forget the day that I sold my first program. A woman who had connected with my story contacted me. I remember wondering what package I could pitch to her that would be reasonable and that she would want to purchase. About 15 minutes before I got on the call, I said “Wait a minute! I created this program for a reason and I’m going to sell it today for $1497!” Once I got on the phone with her I knew in my heart that she was meant for my program. I felt nervous about telling her the price, I kept questioning my abilities and asking “am I good enough to sell this?”
She was alarmed by the cost, but at the same time, knew that she needed this program. She promised me she was going to talk to her husband to see if they could make it work. I was tempted so many times to offer her a lower price, but I had to remind myself how much work I had put into creating this program. Within 30 minutes of hanging up with me, she sent me an email telling me that her husband wrote her a check and she would be dropping it in the mail the following day! I felt so much confidence, it’s a moment I will never forget!
Want to know more about Erin? Visit her website at GravityLifeCoaching.com
This post is part of a blog series called “My First Thousand Dollars.” We understand how easy it is to get caught up in the “I-have-to-hit-6-figures-to-be-a-success” mentality. Focusing on 1-thousand dollars at a time is a healthier, more peaceful mindset. That first thousand dollars represents your true guts, grit, and grace. You can share your story HERE.
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