On a leap of faith and unwavering commitment to make this work I made a huge investment with a business coach. I decided if she made it, (and she wasn’t even a nurse), then I could too! I was willing to do whatever it took. I was willing to fail fast and hard to succeed. I did scary things. I was bold. I was confident. I was borrowing my coach's belief in me when I didn’t.
Guess what? It worked. It actually worked.
I remember my first 10K month and the excitement that this could be a legit career! I learned that I needed to serve, not sell. I got into nursing to help people and my clients were freaking thriving!
I realized the only requirement to succeed in private practice was to never give up. I realized I was able to get such quick results because I could tap into the knowledge of my mentor. Success leaves clues, and by studying other people's success I found my own!
Today I sit with the ultimate deep knowing that I can create whatever I want. Time freedom, money freedom, and incredible purpose all rolled into an extraordinary life. Heck, I bet we can even revolutionize medicine;)
If we are brave enough to leave the comfort of our cage, all birds learn to fly.
Want to fly?
This was the moment I realized I was a wheel in the machine. I wasn't even a real person. I knew I had to get out.
Luckily, before this happened, I was already studying how to become a Nurse Coach. I was studying a new way to practice nursing and even just the idea of it filled me with so much hope...hope that my life could be different. That I was not actually stuck working in this ER forever.
But could it be real or was it too good to be true?
Between drug overdoses, strokes, and heart attacks in the ER, I inhaled business advice from Instagram influencers and other health coaches. By the end of my deep research, I was left with many ways on how to grow my social media following, but no real advice on how to create income. I couldn’t find specific information that pertained to being a Nurse and an Entrepreneur…and there was no free information that actually helped me take action to get started.
I was paralyzed by information overload.
My travel contract was up at that hospital and they wanted me to re-sign. They offered me more money on a day shift position...but something in my gut kept screaming "NO!" so I listened.
I quit travel nursing and hired a business coach (for 10k!!!) all within the same week.
This decision changed my whole life. I signed my first client within 2 weeks of opening my practice and had my first 6k month within 4 months. I even took 4 months of maternity leave and came back to a 10k month in my business.
I couldn’t believe this was happening.
Was it still challenging?
Did I have to constantly up-level and deal with my own limiting beliefs?
Every. single. day.
Would I have done all of this without a coach?
I ended up creating a 6 figure practice during a pandemic, while raising my first baby, moving across the country and also having major open heart surgery. The question isn't "is this possible?" the real question is "are you willing to see it through and not give up when you are in pursuit of what sets your heart on fire?"
I believe deep in my bones that the world needs more successful nurse coaches so that we can be the catalyst to overhaul the current medical system. This is a really tall order and there is power in numbers. We need YOU to be crazy-successful…we have work to do!