I lied to you all.
I want to get honest right now. As you all know by now, I do my best to keep it real for you all. Let's get REALLY HONEST HERE.
So I have had 4 events in the past year. My first event was on Feb 21st, 2015. I didn't spend much and only had about 15 people come and only two of those people bought tickets for $65 but I had to invest in parking and travel. I broke even on thatone.
Then I had no money to invest in my next one so I just started selling tickets to an event with no venue on May 1st. I sold 43 tickets for $99 and I ended up being gifted a vacant building but I needed a screen and projector. I didn't want to buy a cheap one so I invested in a great screen and projector and made no profit.
Every event I kept thinking I was going to make a profit from but it kept bombing. Especially with the one at Franklin Institute with Jairek Robbins, I made a ton of mistakes and booked a non profit for the place to have it that was 10k. Then I hired a speaker for 10k. Actually, I made a ton of mistakes with that event and the ones before it. It was a freaking nightmare. I didn't make a dime with the Franklin Institute event. In fact- I lost money. I sold over 70 plus tickets to that event for a Ticket price of between $99 and $499. I kept coaching people and using all that money to fund it. I keep creating online products like the 99 Day SYR Dare to stay barely a float. I kept going one inch at a time. I borrowed money from my dad, John Anthony Rim and from anyone who was willing to help me with my dream. I took out loans, and did whatever it took to make it happen.
Want me to get even more honest? Just 4 months ago, I almost lost my house ... I was 2 months behind in mortgage payments and I was so scared that they would kick my little girl and I out of our home but I just kept going. I kept pushing. I kept striving. I cried on my kitchen floor. I worried. I felt awful at times and at some points, I doubted and didn't know if all this was worth it. It was too hard to live my dreams and I just wanted to give up. But I just kept going and even now in this moment I have tears streaming down my face. This was the hardest year of my life. I quit smoking, quit my job, my husband left me, I sold tickets to events with no venue, I built websites, I failed, I succeeded, I built fb communities, I built my dreams one brick at a time.
Tonight my friends, I am celebrating. Why? Because tonight after everyone was paid out and the numbers were crunched, I made a profit for the first time on a Spark Your Rockstar event. I sold 12 tickets ranging from $799 to 1k each.
So that means each event my ticket price kept rising over the past year. I finally made a profit that was actually worth all the hours and days and weeks that went into making this retreat happen. This is a picture of the retreat and the woman who helped make it happen. Huge thank you to Sifu Terryann Deangeles and Betsy Green for helping create and produce this event. This would not have happened without them.
I am crying tears of gratitude right now because I am so grateful I didn't give up. I had many great mentors, clients, and friends through out this process who encouraged me and challenged me to step up and I am grateful for all of you.
Tomorrow with some of the profit, I am going to book a little 3 day weekend for my daughter and I to go swim with dolphins. I know it may not seem like a lot to you, but for me this is a huge win as my little girl deserves this trip so much and I kept telling her all last year I would make it happen.
I love her so much and was so excited to see her tonight and share this news that when I picked her up from her dads place, I started running across the street to her and I fell running full speed and literally slid across the concrete. I was in so much pain and ripped my pants and was bleeding but I still was crying and smiling at the same time. I kept saying I was just so excited to see her and share the news. She gave me the biggest hug ever and said, "All we have to do is be together mommy. We don't need to swim with dolphins to have a good time," she said. I just smiled as I looked at her and brought her in close to me and kissed her head. My little girl constantly teaches me lessons daily.
I know I am no where near Perfect and have much to learn, because I am student for life, but tonight I am celebrating myself, for not giving up on my dreams. On not giving up on the vision I see so clearly in my mind.
I urge you wherever you are in your own evolution of life that you keep moving forward. Too often times do people give up, when they are truly only two feet from gold. Just keep going. Keep taking leaps into the dark with child like faith. One inch at a time if you must- Just Keep Moving Forward and bridging the gap from where you are now to where you want to be.
Sending you hugs, high fives, and pattern breaking ass slaps,
Aka America's Top Confidence Coach
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