Here’s a little transparency to go with your Sunday morning coffee.
This month has been a whirlwind. (And it’s not even over yet, chile.)
Here’s what’s been going on:
✨ I launched my first book, We Should All Be Millionaires (which is now a Wall Street Journal AND USA Today bestseller, by the way! *internally screaming*).
✨ I launched a mini coaching series, We Should All Be Millionaires: LIVE, for everyone who pre-ordered my book in April — complete with live coaching calls, video trainings, worksheets, and a Facebook community for all attendees.
✨ I ran a 6-stop virtual book tour, partnering with independent bookstores and special guests to talk about money, mindset, and #BlackGirlMagic.
✨ We launched 2 brand new courses inside We Should All Be Millionaires: The Club.
✨ AND, speaking of, we also re-opened the doors to The Club on Wednesday and the clients of our dreams have been pouring in. Seriously, these are the exact folks we KNOW we can get to the seven-figure mark and beyond with our custom education path.
This has been one of the most amazing, exciting, rewarding, tear-jerking times of my life.
It’s also been an extremely taxing time. Physically, mentally, and emotionally.
And that all came to a head this week…
I had TWO life-interrupting events occur within a few days of each other. First, my son became ill and needed to go to the ER, where we stayed with him until 3am the next morning. (He’s ok now! Thank goodness.)
Two days later, I felt myself coming down with an illness of my own. And not just some sniffles… your girl needed to be in bed. Pronto.
In both cases, my body was on 8.3% and screaming out for more rest.
So, you know what I did?
Well, despite my first instincts, I did not gulp down coffee and tough it out to make the live coaching calls I was scheduled to host this week.
Instead, I made the decision to honor my body and postpone.
1. Everyone waiting for those live coaching calls was expecting me to show up at 100%. Not the 8.3% I was feeling during the week. They supported me with the best vibes and the highest energy when they joined the group, and I had to show up for them with that same energy.
2. Life presented me with a very clear choice this week — make a Million Dollar Decision (an MDD, as I like to call it) and rest so that I can show up as my best self, or make a Broke Ass Decision and show up as the half-assed, eyes-drooping, nearly-falling-off-my-chair-sleeping version of myself. I preach making Million Dollar Decisions in my book, in The Club, on my social media pages, in interviews — everywhere. And I’m not the type of person to talk the talk without walking the walk.
The truth is, life happens.
We are building businesses and wealth in the midst of life happening. And that means sometimes we have to reschedule or postpone. Sometimes we can't show up the way we want to. Sometimes we have to look for the expansiveness and abundance in the decision to cancel.
As women and marginalized folks, we are not given space to not show up. To have life happen. To not be perfect.
But we can give ourselves that space. We can decide to make decisions that honor what we need AND what others need from us. We don't have to deplete ourselves or show up bedraggled. We have options, my friend.
So, how was I able to give myself the space to rest and recover, without the entire coaching series crashing and burning? Two words: My team.
They literally stopped everything they were doing to care for and respond to our clients, to make sure they felt supported, to give them access to a bonus coaching call inside The Club…
I was able to avoid a major disaster and major disappointment because I’ve built a business with well-oiled systems and an amazing team running a tight ship.
This is exactly what we teach in We Should All Be Millionaires: The Club — we empower you to create sustainable wealth by building a business that will stand the test of time, so that you can reach millionaire status in 3 years or less.
So that you can make Million Dollar Decisions and get the rest you need when you need it, without your income being affected.
So that you can show up as your best Million Dollar Self.
I want to challenge you this week, [First Name]. I want you to make a Million Dollar Decision that will get you one step closer to your Million Dollar Vision.
That could be quitting your 9-5 to give yourself the time and space you need to grow your side hustle into an actual business.
Or taking a vacation to recharge your batteries and prepare yourself for the next phase of your life.
Or hiring a nanny, cleaning support, a stylist, a chef…someone to lighten your load of day-to-day tasks while you focus on making more money.
Or joining The Club and surrounding yourself with a community of badass folks so that you can start making more money, no matter what systemic injustices are stacked against you.
Whatever that Million Dollar Decision is, make it today. And join The Club if you need support, accountability, education, and a clear path to get there.
PPS. If you’re craving a higher level of support within The Club, there are still a few spots left in our Hello Seven Incubator, where you’ll be grouped with a small cohort of peers at your income level to receive monthly group coaching, projects specific to growing your revenue immediately, and an accelerated growth plan. Choose the Incubator level when you join The Club to get in on this.