Eat your cake already.
Today I spent two hours sitting on the phone, chatting with a teammate about the days to come. And as I write this, I'm in a state of bliss, driven to write and share this super important insight, so pardon the typos.
You see, my newest project S+M goes live to the entire public today. I'll tell you more about that later if you want to take a look, but onto the major revelations.
And as it so happens, my sister is also getting married. As you might figure, a family wedding and the launch of a new product in the same week do not go together.
You see, my heart wants to be with my family and as of today, I will be… preparing and doing all the things that sisters do when they get ready to walk down the aisle.
But it left me wondering about this family and my S+M team.
What do you value? Where are you drawing your boundaries? And where do you feel stuck?
What do you find hardest about selling? What is your number one question about marketing your business ?
We have a good reason for asking. Keep reading because we’re going to have a special chance for you to get ANY sales or marketing question answered by Sophie and I for free.
Plus, you might be featured on our S+M newsletter!
But first I want to share this life-changing revelation from this past week…
I’ve been told more times than I can count that different life experiences have been “once in a lifetime” ones, as if the excitement and growth that come from daily adventures just somehow ends. Like the adrenaline rush from working with people like Seth Godin or at the American Embassy in Rome or living in communist Cuba for six months never happen again. That we’re entitled to live life until we’re 30 and then somehow we become fat and old overnight. Forgotten.
We have babies and then our lives end.
You reach the invisible ceiling of how much money you can make, good fortune you can accrue and interesting people that will pay attention to you.
And all this because of the notion that you can’t have your cake and eat it too, right?
Well who made that bullshit up?
Why are you giving me cake if I can’t eat it?
That has to be the dumbest saying I've ever heard and yet it's followed almost religiously without realizing it.
We’re taught to sit on the sidelines, only use our good china for special occasions and not to buy white because it dirties too easily.
But white is so elegant, our fine china is pretty and some days, we just want to get up and play!
So why are we hoarding cake?
What we teach at S+M is that true success is not about one moment of joy strewn amongst a lifetime of boredom and mediocrity (that’s a tweetable).
It’s not about putting everyone else's’ needs first.
No, that is a recipe for misery and disaster. Ironically enough, it’s how many people live their lives.
But not at S+M.
We believe that success is about rich experiences. Meeting fellow soul sisters, flying to Rome for the first time and eating gelato and skinny dipping in the ocean.
It’s about feeling butterflies in your stomach knowing something magical is on the horizon and knowing you have a community who has your back!
It’s about growing.
You see, six weeks ago I was a different person. This launch has changed me in ways I can only begin to explain.
Kori, one of our S+M’ers from down under, describes my sentiments well:
“Raw, engaging and brilliantly fun. I have been absolutely blown away by how this course has affected me both professionally and personally. Six weeks of renewal and wake-up! The lived experiences of Sophie and Lauryn highlighted crazy huge amounts of insightful and practical info I was able to apply straight away! These women are total rock stars of the entrepreneurial world! The unique learning model of the course also created an environment for a very open and honest discussion on topics. No space for bullshit here. We discussed, explored and actioned all concepts. I'm now left with actions happening all over the place, effective daily rituals and a brilliant and motivated network of incredible humans who I feel so lucky to have met. Boo-ya!”-- Kori Nemme
The truth is I've been changed by this experience as much as our graduates.
Just like Kori, at some point in time, I made the leap to a bigger stage, a more abundant mindset and a crystal clear vision for what I secretly wanted out of life.
Before, I just wasn’t as clear no matter how hard I tried (problem #1) and I was afraid to admit what I really wanted for fear of failing (problem #2).
Maybe you can relate.
“I should do this… and I probably should do that. Everyone says I should do this to get ahead.. and well I definitely can't do that! ”
I don’t know precisely when the change took place and I can’t seem to pinpoint the day or time. I can’t even quantify it.
I just know that I’m different and that would have never happened if I didn’t pursue this dream project, now known as S+M.
Happier, wiser, more loved, more confident and with another once-in-a-lifetime experience under my belt that I will cherish forever.
And was it worth it?
Was risking it all, turning down paying clients, saying no to others so I could say yes to myself... was it honestly worth it?
You bet your ass it was.
And that cake?
I devoured it!
Because that is what cake is for… to eat!
And that is what life is for! To connect, experience, relate and do work you’re proud of.
Live into your biggest self rather than hiding behind the socially acceptable version, the one that wears Gap when you really want to rock out a la Rihanna in patent leather boots (oh if we could be so brave!) and the one who yearns for adventures in Tuscany with beautiful Italian men in tight pants (or maybe that’s just my dream).
Well guess what pretty people, today is that day. At S+M we offer you the chance to create the business and the life you want with the freedom you need to be fully expressed.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll learn in your 6 weeks with us:
- How to create a winner’s mindset in the best and worst of times
- When and how to use meditation for sales mastery
- What being yourself has to do with landing major clients
- What modern business is actually about (and most people won’t tell you this)
- Our secrets to closing six figures and beyond
- Define your client: learn exactly what your customer is thinking
- How to leverage your personal story for juicy marketing
- EDGE: Our proven system for selling with ease to anyone
- How to position yourself as a solution in any business situation
- How to grow and build key relationships with successful people
- And lots more…
S+M is all about creating a life and business full of rich experiences. The more alive you feel, the better you will sell. And that’s the bottom line.
But we’re betting that you have questions and we want to hear ‘em.
We want your toughest sales and marketing questions This is your chance. We want you to send us your toughest, juiciest, wildest, zaniest questions about sales and marketing.
Lay it on us.
Are you stuck? Have you tried everything and it hasn’t worked? Are you clueless as to how to get what you want and make money? Are you unsure at how pleasure and sales relate?
Girl, send those questions in to firstname.lastname@example.org now!
We are going to personally answer EVERY SINGLE QUESTION and you may even be featured as part of our S+M Entourage in our S+M Newsletter!
Whatever question or concern you have, wherever you feel stuck in your business, you can ask us any question until October 24th, 2013 at noon EST. You are guaranteed to get a response.
Don’t wait. Email us now. We want to hear from you.
Cheers, to your brightest, boldest future.