July is the perfect time to celebrate that doing what we “should” or what others say we’re “supposed to do” is the exact opposite of what works for us. We break molds. We set records. We change courses.
And we are exactly what the world needs right now.
But staying small just won’t do it.
Our Powerhouse is filled with mold-breakers who went from small town “shoulds” to becoming the go-to “GURU” of their niche…
They focus on what they love to do, they serve more, and they remain profitable while doing it.
Todd Tramonte saw the problems with the real estate market. So he changed the way he works with clients, now earning more profit per sale while spending less of his time doing it. The average realtor gets 6%, but Todd and his team get 8%. And he charges a fee to start working with him. Not only does he own one of the top real estate firms in the country, but now he coaches other realtors to make more money while working less.
And look at Jill Frillman… she started by doing bookkeeping for her clients. She was offering a service that was seen as a “commodity.” She wasn’t satisfied with the “should” of going to networking events and staying small. Instead, she got certified in financial coaching for her clients, then brought on a team of bookkeepers and started offering a virtual CFO service.
Commodity status gone. Celebrity status achieved.
Then she brought her message outside her local community to a national stage, becoming THE go-to expert for home services businesses, being asked to speak on their stages in front of thousands. She now has people asking to work with her instead of the other way around.
And she also has a team of other bookkeepers under her selling QuickBooks products, bringing in passive income to her each and every month while she coaches these bookkeepers to keep growing their businesses.
And Angela Proffitt… she knew there was a better way to be an event planner than working 24/7 and being completely broke. In fact, while it is the norm for an event planner to put in 70+ hours a week, plus work holidays, weekends and more, the average salary of an event planner is only $61,452.
Thankfully that wasn’t cutting it for Angela.
She looked at the “norm” and said, “No, thank you.”
Instead, she created an entirely new system for event planning that allowed her to go from 135 weddings a year to just 23, all while doubling her revenue. She now runs a $2.3M wedding planning business, has been featured on TLC, and works with celebrities like Jason Aldean, Kellie Pickler, Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, Patrick Carney of Black Keys, and the former TN Titans Player Eddie George, just to name a few.
She’s created a tribe of other event planners, teaching them to create a business they love. She is the GURU for the wedding planning industry and that has allowed her to attract celebrity clients with $500,000+ weddings, and for her to coach other planners for top dollar.
Plus, when her sister got sick with Cancer, she was able to raise money to help, rallying the whole community because of her celebrity status.
For myself, it was only a few years ago that I’d had enough of “staying small.”
It started with getting one follower, then 1,000, then 10,000, then 100,000, and now over a million.
And then, most recently, speaking in front of thousands… It seemed like a dream, yet they’ve asked me to do it again already for 2019.
From book advances, to speaking engagements for thousands, to running a group like Powerhouse filled with the GURUS of their niche…
None of this would have been possible if I stayed small…
Being the GURU means more opportunities, more doors opened, more followers… serving more and remaining profitable while doing it.
It’s time for your GURU status, isn’t it?
What one step can you take today to “play big?”