Between the popularity of working from home and Netflix binge watching, it’s way too easy to spend a lot of time by oneself. When you add self-employment to the mix, you not only end up with a feeling of isolation, you fall into a pit of stagnated growth.
I’m sure you’ve seen numerous Facebook ads on your wall targeting you to join some sort of program. If you were anything like me three years ago, you scroll past, just seeing them as people trying to grab your money and run. But in 2013, something caught my eye. An email from Troy Dean, a digital business coach, pulling me out of isolation and pointing out the obvious – I was never going to grow into a better version of myself on my own. You see, we humans don’t work that way. We are all built for community and crave leadership.
In 2013 I joined a business group call WP Elevation for website consultants like myself. What followed was transformational and it speaks to the power of community and taking initiative to join into a program (whether business or self-motivational) to kick your butt and hold you accountable.
My Business Journey
Before WP Elevation, there were three things that were not going well in my business.
- One, I didn’t know how much money I was going to make every month.
- Two, I didn’t have any processes in place, so an eight hour work day, commonly went into the night, and I’d work on my computer or in front of the TV screen.
- Three, I didn’t know anyone in the WordPress space, or in fact I knew very little people in the WordPress space who did what I did. In fact I could count them on one hand.
I had a hard time clicking that link three years ago. I really did. I even missed the first webinar and cried because I thought I just threw money away. (Turns out the webinar was recorded. Oh silly, overworked me).
Since the program was about increasing my revenue, I went with it and thought, “At least this could be an investment that pays off and gets me more money to support the amount I invested.” Well, has it ever.
Now those three problems that were difficult in my business have been solved.
- One, I know basically how much I’m going to make every month through client monthly maintenance plans that I learnt how to set up through the WP Elevation Program.
- Two, I have processes in place, so my work week is incredibly scaled down, and it’s a much more pleasant experience. I’m able to do what I need to do in less time.
- Three, I now have access to an amazing community through the WP Elevation Program. I know so many people that I can’t even count them on my hands.
Reaching Out is Critical
This experience has shown me how important it is to reach out. We have to reach out, it’s in our blood. And the more the tech industry evolves, the more we are tricked into thinking we don’t need each other. That is the biggest lie, it holds us back from growth, it holds us back from our goals.
I encourage you to find a program with a strong leader and passionate community. If you are a WordPress consultant like me, or even just a digital products based business owner, WP Elevation could be right for you.
Now Troy Dean is no longer just a mentor, he is a friend. In fact, this year I joined the team at WP Elevation as a Business Coach. I want to help as many website consultants as possible change the way that I did.
Today, I’m proud to say WP Elevation is opening its doors for another intake and he is offering to give you his proven proposal template for winning larger website projects.
If you run any kind of digital based business, you are going to want to check this out: Click here to get the the proposal template.
He’s also giving away US$1,000 cash to one lucky viewer – so make sure you view it asap. When you check it out, let Troy and myself know what you think. I have a feeling you’re going to be pulled in like I was.
All in all, just simply reach out and be a part of a growing and ambitious group. Just watch how it will transform yourself and your business.
I recommend the WP Elevation Program (or something similar for your industry) to everyone. I’m a living proof that it was worth the investment, and I know anyone who takes that leap of faith into a community with strong leadership will not be disappointed.