When fear stops you…
I felt naked and everyone was just staring at me.
Could I really show myself like that, on stage and in front of all those people? Would anyone trust me? I knew this wouldn’t work out – I shouldn’t have agreed to Mark’s idea…
Shannon here… that’s what I was thinking before I took the plunge – and it felt like I was about to die.
But it was now or never:
Either I listened to my deeper yearning to step fully into my calling- or go back and work for my many bosses, feeling like a small huge part of me was dying.
Before I Took The Plunge, I Didn’t Think Success Was Possible for Me – Only for ‘Everyone Else’
You see, for years I was planning everyone’s live events. I did everything to make sure their events were a massive success. I worked my ass off… and helped them make 100’s of 1000’s of dollars. I justified it and told myself, “I’m paying my dues.”
I stayed up way past midnight, every night of an event. I woke up at 5 am and ran on adrenaline all day long.
3 gigs like that paid my bills, barely.
Because these gigs came in waves. Some months 5, some….0. For a while I was going strong with 3 gigs a month and felt like it was all going to be fine.
I was helping other Conscious Entrepreneurs spread their message, impact the lives of thousands of people and make the world a better place.
And I saw the money they made. I saw how these events I produced for them earned them High Six Figures in 1 weekend.
So how did I feel?
Like I wasn’t good enough.
I felt like something was wrong. I mean, how was I working my ass off, making everyone else happy (and profitable) but myself. I was happy for them – but I knew I had a deeper purpose.
I ALSO had a deep message to share.
I ALSO could light up a room.
I ALSO could make money.
But that’s where I stopped – I didn’t think I could do it.
I knew I could make it happen for others.
But could I do it? No, I struggled to believe in MYSELF.
I mean, I didn’t have an email list of 20,000 people. I didn’t have an email list of 80!
Yes, I had energy and a message – but so did everyone else I met.
But Then I Met Mark… And Everything Changed!
It was around this time that I started dating Mark. At one point we met for a glass of wine and I told him how I was feeling.
And then, he said this one sentence that changed everything:
“Why don’t you just put on your own event?”
Now, it’s not that I didn’t think of that before. It’s just that I didn’t have anyone who would come!
And then he said:
“Do it, even if no one comes….but you know they will, even if it’s 5 people. You just have to take the first step.”
So…I listened to Mark. But I knew I was really listening to myself – he was guiding me there.
You know what it’s like to be trying this all on your own. It’s impossible because we simply stand in our own way.
All I needed was a little support – and Mark was like an angel who came at the perfect time.
So here’s what I did.
I hosted a (very) small Meetup and 8 people showed up.
But to me – it felt like a room of 80,000 people because of what this meant.
This meant that I was really starting.
Because I was – I was starting.
And even though I stood there feeling naked and vulnerable and doubtful and afraid…
I took the plunge and gave my presentation.
2 people took me up on my offer at the end…. and I turned that into $10,000!
If it was 2 or 2 million – it felt the same:
There’s nothing like it. The feeling of doing what I love, of sharing my message, of growing, of making an impact, of being ME.
Hot and Authentic Shannon.
And you know what? It really was just the beginning.
Because those 8 people turned into 20. And 20 to 50. And 50 to 80.
At our last Big Impact Live we had close to 200 people. We’ve generated over 7 Figures in the last 20 months of business.
Yes, you saw me just shed a tear – because I didn’t think I could do it.
But all I needed was someone to BELIEVE in me.
And all you need is someone to believe in you & help you a little. To guide you a little. To just help you get started.
Which is what I’d like to offer you right now – some personal support.
If you need some guidance to help getting started – email firstname.lastname@example.org right now for a Complimentary “Speaker Breakthrough Session’ (valued at $495).
Trust me – all you need to get from where you are to where you want to be is this phone call. It’s the answer you’ve been praying for.
It’s what I needed when Mark and I met – and it changed everything. And if you’re a client with us already, prepare any questions you have for our next Big Impact Support Call (you know who you are).
Here’s the thing:
Mark actually told me one more thing.
The first thing he told me helped me get started. The second thing he told me?
That helped me get the 2 new clients.
And that’s what I’m going to share with you next week.
What do you think Mark told me next?
In your corner and by your side,
Mark & Shannon