As the months crept closer and closer to when my little boy would turn 6 months old and I was to return to work, I found myself becoming more and more stressed.
I remember sitting on the couch with him asleep in my arms, relishing in the moment as much as I could… while also feeling so far away; zooming into the new year and trying to map out how I’d make money in my biz when I had only two mornings a week to work, and some naps.
I’d run lots of group coaching programs before—my first business coaching program launched in 2015, I’d run a workshop tour for my beloved business and writing program in 2016/2017, and my first business alignment coaching mastermind ran in 2018—so group coaching wasn’t new to me… but now, it had to be extra light on my system, it had to work within a shorter timeframe, it had to feel amazing for me and my clients, and I had to get it all going, with a very small amount of free time.
To cut a (not-that-long, really) story short: I did all that, and more.
In the first six weeks of coming back to work in 2022, I’d sold ~$45k of coaching (a combo of mastermind + 1:1 clients, cash collected and payment plans)…
… while working in my biz 6hrs a week and on my biz during some naps and for an hour or two a couple of nights a week.
Fast-forward a few more months, and my biz has just passed its most profitable year.
My masterminds consistently have 5-figure launches, and most of my clients renew 2, 3, 4 times over again.
I’m now making the same each month (and often, more), as I did before having kids, but working way less. I used to work 5 days a week; now I work in my biz 2 days a week plus some naps.