How did I get here? I might be a lot like you. A few years ago, I had a great job on paper; great money, lots of responsibility and prestige. My clients were household names and ranked in the Fortune 500. But something was missing that all the money and recognition could never make up for. I had become a really boring person. And on top of being boring, I was seriously stressed out.
I had a pretty reasonable commute for someone in the Bay Area. But in those 45 minutes, I was a ball of stress trying to make it home in time to see my six-month-old son before he fell asleep. An accident on the freeway or a large traffic jam would mean I might only see him for 30 minutes before he went to sleep.
But I talked myself into it. It’s a great job; unbelievable money and I only had to do it a few more years. But a few more years passed. I had another child and found myself pumping breast milk in a storage closet at my newest start-up. Sitting in that dusty, small closet, I had time to think. I no longer had hobbies. It had been years since I had seen some of my closest friends. My idea of fun was taking a nap. What happened to my life? I used to love to travel! I used to read books! What amount of money makes this worth it, I thought?
Then my son began to become conversational. He would ask me questions like, “What is work?” or “Do you like going to work?” I didn’t like the answers in my head and I hated that I had to lie to him and tell him work was something I loved and looked forward to. I knew I wanted to quit but I had no idea what to do once I did. Start my own business? That sounded great but I was so disconnected from myself that I couldn’t even figure out what inspired me anymore. How would I figure that out and decide what I wanted to do?
I didn’t have to decide because the universe decided for me. I got fired. And it was a shock. But a small part of me was elated. Because even though I had made an incredible amount of money in my 15 year career I sales. I finally was able to admit that my heart wasn’t in it. It didn’t bring me joy, it didn’t ignite my passion, it honestly didn’t even begin to stimulate my brain. And I was excited because I knew this was an opportunity to create the life I wanted.
I launched Soulful Selling because I love entrepreneurs and nothing brings me more joy than to share my skills with them so they can grow their businesses and share their super powers with more people. If you are a solopreneur just starting out or an established company who is spreading an amazing message, I want to share my knowledge with you.
What is “Soulful Selling”? What it means to me is selling with confidence by being exactly who you are. Not trying to put pressure on someone or using some type of manipulative techniques but just being you. Because if you are an entrepreneur, a small business owners- I am going to make a bet that you are doing something you love. Something you are passionate about. Something that shares your unique and special abilities or super powers with the world. And when you sell that unique ability, that special gift – you might not be doing it for money -you may just want to share your gift with the world. But the reality of starting a business is that you need to make money. If not, its just a hobby. There is no shame or guilt that should be associated with bringing your gift to people to support you, your family and your community.
One of my special abilities is to show you how to harness and magnify your super power so you reach as many people as possible and make your business generate sustainable income. I would love to build your community with you by teaching you what I have learned over 15 years of perfecting my craft. I break down sales training into three core areas – confidence, trust and the sales process. So even if you are totally new to sales or freaked out at the thought of asking people for money, I would be honored to help you.
Want to learn more about my story? I was recently interviewed on the In Charge Show with Dr. Valerie Baker. Click here to hear the interview here.