(Note: Brianne has been in business over 10 years. A successful event planner who recently added “certified sommelier” to her expertise, she is well on her way to curating wine events and education locally and internationally.)
“The most profound change I have felt from being mentored by Marla and how it’s changed my decision-making abilities in business is the feeling of constant and ever-present gratitude.
God knows that starting or up-leveling a business is not always a smooth and consistent road, but I can confidently say that I have never felt more in gratitude (and more often) ever in my life. When my coaching program began, this was such a huge piece of the “curriculum” and now I see why.
I have also started to move away from fear and making decisions out of fear. I have let go of clients who no longer a match for my new standards and have learned to say no to potential clients who do not fit in my ideal client profile. I have really started to see and feel my worth. I used to THINK I valued myself and my skills/talents, but now my confidence (and ironically my humility) is at an all-time high.
Before the coaching program I also felt a scarcity mentality around money. Whether I earned $2,000 a month or $15,000 a month, I felt the same. I was worried it wasn’t enough and worried I wouldn’t have enough tomorrow. Even if I was in abundance, I was worried that I’d be back in scarcity going forward.
Now I stay focused on gratitude and abundance. If I can go to bed every night knowing that I am living in my core values, am happy, and am committed to my business, then I feel good (and abundant!). I now record every dollar that comes into my business and celebrate it. When a client pays me, I take a minute and remember that this client paid ME. They paid me for my advice, my skills, and my talents. That is quite a special feeling.
Regarding The Big Leap book and learning how to navigate my genius zone? There’s not enough time in the day for me to explain how much this book spoke to me. Before reading this book, I held onto (clung onto) many limiting beliefs around my skills, my talents, money, relationships, my family, etc. Overall, I had a fear of owning my own potential…in a lot of different areas of my life.
I’d always been a Type A, go-getter, but my level of success was within a well-defined, limited area. Nothing too crazy or successful, just modestly successful. I am now working on really relishing in my successes. Talking about them. Rewarding myself for them. Etc. All of this allows me to live in my Genius Zone. It feels good to be in this space, which inherently allows me to naturally go into that genius zone more frequently.”
Sommspirations, Wine Education & Event Production