This was me about 9 years ago…

I was all “DOING”. That’s all I focused on in my life, my business, etc., it was whatever I could DO to get to the next level, be happy, to get clients, get myself out there more…. DOING, DOING, DOING….  what could I DO to get to the 6-figure mark in my business was my biggest goal in 2008 and it had been for a couple years but I was stuck, I couldn’t get beyond the plateau I was at financially. It was driving me crazy and it was very frustrating too because I was literally DOING everything everyone told me to do to market myself, follow up; more than probably many of you are doing now even.

It wasn’t until I hired this one business, money, mindset coach… I had hired him because he was emphatically confident that he could help me make more money, he could help me reach to and exceed the 6-figure mark. Ok, so I invested $25,000 that year with him and his mastermind and I went to every call, live event, and meeting; I was “all in”.

Funny thing though is that what we worked on all that year was not the marketing, sales or business tactics that I thought we would. Instead, it was the mindset, limiting beliefs, confidence, blocks, fears and frustrations that came up that all of us had to tackle, including me.

I went to my meetings hopeful and was left distraught, angry, defeated.  I didn’t understand what my coach and everyone in the group was trying to tell me back then. When I asked “what do I need to DO to get more clients and build my business to 6-figures”? They would simply answer, “Just BE Katrina”, “Just BE LOVE”.

“WHAT?????” I would remark back with utter frustration and disbelief, crying at the thought that I still had no idea HOW I would get there, what I needed to DO.

Being a good student, I did “try” to go to events and “just BE”. I tried to wrap my “doing brain” around what that meant and what I needed to DO to just BE (LOL). Somehow, some way, I started making strides towards this and I almost didn’t recognize it when things shifted for me. It basically happened on a subconscious level, I would go to conferences and other meetings or events that year or even get on calls with prospects and I would prepare myself right before with the words such as: “Ok Katrina, just BE who these people need you to be, be open, be willing to speak to them, be willing to share, be love energy” and then I would walk in. I wouldn’t use my normal “marketing talk or commercial”, I would ask more questions and just listen. WHOA! What a difference it started to make!

When I did this, the perfect prospects started coming up to me and sitting next to me at lunch. They would remark how easy it was to talk with me and how I made them feel safe and heard. I even had some sign up for my high-end programs at other people’s live events – to the tune of $40,000 for one client! I was shocked this was working and frankly looking back on it now, I didn’t know at the time that it was working. It wasn’t until the year ended and I went to go pull my sales revenue for the year and I had hit $110,000!!

Not only that but I had found a new love interest too after being divorced and single again for 3 years. I had found LOVE & MONEY at the end of that torturous year I call it. This was the key to my success!

Now, keeping this up over the years was a practice of course as you can imagine. It can be easy to revert back to the DOING from the BEING, especially if you’re in fight or flight mode with too many bills, or difficult situations. It was a constant struggle and still to this day I often have to give myself that “PEP TALK” before walking into an event or a phone call. But it is easier and I’ve been able to maintain and grow my revenues every year since then.

This year is where the concepts of my book, Love Yourself Successful, and my events with the Love & Money  theme came from. THIS stuff is the key to many of my clients’ success stories because I saw in them, what I was doing and now knew how to help them make the shift or get more balance between the DOING and the BEING.

I love helping entrepreneurs through all of this and so much more.

**** Building a consistent, smooth-running, moneymaking business takes practice, balance of being vs. doing, confidence and practical strategies plain and simple. ****

There is no magic pill or ONE thing that you can do to jump from $30K per year to a $Million, I don’t care who tells you there is, there isn’t. It takes determination, work (not necessarily hard work by the way, just work), practice, flexibility, willingness to learn, ability to ask for help, confidence, belief in yourself and accountability to yourself and others.

This is why I do what I do. This is why I hold amazing, transformational and informative live events, online trainings, coaching and why I share so much on social media, record video tips, write articles in my newsletter and on my blog…. It’s to educate, motivate and inspire more people who need this message, more people who want to make a bigger impact but aren’t sure how to do that, more people who want to make a great living doing what they love but aren’t sure how. I teach massive amounts of the DOING along with a side of BEING.

Together we can accomplish it all, alone you will see challenges and perhaps not know how to overcome them. It’s time to step into your bigger, badder self and take charge of your business, your life, your income and your legacy. Let’s do this together, shall we?

Email me or comment below if you want to talk, learn more, attend an event, ask me for help… please, don’t just sit by and “continue watching” your life pass you by. You can do this and this is YOUR YEAR!

Come talk with me in a complimentary business strategy session and let’s discuss your business’ marketing, your systems or sales processes!  We’ll see what we can do about getting you on track for having your best year ever!  Go to www.AskKat.biz now and sign up and I’ll talk to you soon!

Talk to you again soon!

katrina sawa

Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!

P.S.  Are you looking for REALISTIC, PRACTICAL & PROVEN ways to jumpstart your business? Need to get more clients while building a business you’re proud of – one that make a BIG IMPACT on others and provides you a great income in the process?

If so, I encourage you to attend my signature Love & Money LIVE! event, March 6 – 8th.  It’s a 3-day training event and deep dive around how to get more love in your life, money in your business to create your happiest life ever! Get more details and register here: https://jumpstartyourmarketing.com/loveandmoneylive/

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It was so fun being on the same stage (technically) with the great Les Brown this week! Technically I stood on the stage when I spoke but he stood in ‘front of’ it. LOL

His mannerisms and the style in which he speaks is so like what I like to do. He’s totally transparent and authentic. In fact, it was hilarious, but he even pulled some waterproof mascara out of this pocket during his talk, and groomed his head and beard with it saying that’s how he gets rid of the “grey”! Only he would do that I think but it just proves that you do have to be yourself and that’s when people will LOVE you the most. Read more about this on my blog and see more pics too!

I got a chance to talk with a lot of other speakers and my peers, it was good to have more time to really get to know those of them who stayed for most of the two day event.

That brings me to the topic of today’s video too – being more authentic in your business, brand, marketing and just in general.

I’m sure you’ve been to events where the speaker breezes in, speaks, sells you into their program, then breezes out without even getting to know you or who’s in the room a little more. And there are plenty other business professionals who show a lack of authenticity, it’s not just speakers.

Now it’s hard when the event is a short lunchtime event, etc. there is only so much time to network and mingle. And granted, sometimes you just have other events you have to get to or of course for Les Brown, he was paid to be there so he wasn’t going to stick around or come early.

But it’s the speakers that could be there, they could connect more with you, they could take the time to get to know the audience by showing up early and leaving late. Maybe it’s just me, but this is what I do and I think those who don’t frankly are selfish and more out for themselves than the greater good. I’d be careful if I were you following people like that.

Here’s my video of the week on Being Authentically You – Click here to view it now.

Here’s a video clip of someone in my community that I highly respect for his involvement and contribution to others and what he said about hearing me speak last week – Click here to view it now.

Have a great weekend!

Katrina Sawa
The JumpStart Your Biz Coach
916-872-4000
katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

PS – I just did a blog post about the most popular ways in which you can work with me in case you’ve been thinking about it and aren’t sure which program, product or service is right for you. Keep in mind, some of them recently changed and some programs are starting soon! Go read more here.

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