Chantelle Adams is a rebel with a cause who gets all fired up about supporting passionate women entrepreneurs who are so ready to soar; get their brave on and take a Big Leap in their business! She also gives women the courage and skills to own their story, write their standing-ovation-worthy speech and rock any stage! No more waiting, your time is NOW!
Tell us about your best month ever!
I deposited $16,200 into my account for speaking gigs and then I sold out my first ever online program, Centre Stage and brought in $2750!
This was so very exciting for me because this was changing the way I do business, no more dollars for hours… it was time to leverage baby, leverage!
Also, I think I was the most proud of the $2750 from my online program because it was something I had never done and it was so empowering to know that I can totally do it! WOOHOO for mindset breakthroughs!
Did you set a BIG goal ahead of time?
My big goal was to get 10 women signed up for my Centre Stage Program. This was without a website, landing page, squeeze page or fancy launch series. So I knew I would be thrilled if I got 10 ladies signed up and guess what… I got 11 ladies raising their hands and saying HECK YEAH I am ready to rock the stage! What a feeling that was! So I met and surpassed my big goal for my first ever online program.
What do you think made the biggest difference this month?
The courage to just take action. I had a total download of this program after shaking my booty at a Zumba class… crazy I know but it works! I came home and wrote the outline and structure along with title and content for my program in 1 hour from the time the idea hit.
Then I knew with this level of inspiration I needed to get it out into the world NOW… no waiting for my website to be done, no waiting until I knew how to do a proper landing page, no waiting to develop the perfect launch sequence. So I posted my idea in a Facebook group and asked who would be interested and I got a whole lot of hands raising and that was enough for me to know it was time.
I launched this program 3 weeks after my big download… completely sold out and it has been the most exhilarating experience. I LOVE working with these women and helping them gain the knowledge and courage to write a killer speech and rock it on the stage!
But, the other thing that made all the difference in the world was having someone on my team! I launched a very special fundraising project in the summer called The Courage to Fly Project and it was a massive undertaking which I set out to accomplish in 6 weeks time (I was jumping out of a freaking airplane… crazy stuff and falling 10,000 feet to raise $10,000 to build a school in Nicaragua, but I also collaborated with 60 change makers to write a book and provide offerings for those who donated… what an amazing journey!)
In launching this project I was able to work with a dream team of four fabulous women who helped me write the copy, edit the book, design the website and set up all the techy stuff. There is no way I would have pulled it off if I was doing it on my own. This changed my mindset of being a solopreneur and having to do everything myself to being the CEO of my business and hiring people to support me and help me grow faster than I could do on my own. What a difference this has made.
Thanks to that project I realized how amazing it felt to be supported and to have others do what they are golden at while giving me time and space to focus on what I was good at and doing what I do best. Such a breakthrough moment for me!
I then hired these amazing ladies to help me in my current business and having my designer be able to make my words for Centre Stage turn into a work of art through her gorgeously designed Workbooks gave me the confidence to know that I was giving incredible value and it looked the part.
Plus it helped me launch in such a short time because I just needed to write the content then hand it over. I highly recommend figuring out what your strengths are and where you spend a lot of time messing around and giving yourself a migraine and then find someone who absolutely gets you and your vision and hand it over. Yes, you can do it and you will grow by leaps and bounds when you do, I totally believe that.
Were there moments of doubt? Moments where you held back?
I think for me, I was just grateful for each and every woman who signed up! I did a happy dance each time I saw a PayPal message pop up in my inbox… that was seriously so ah-mazing!
Because this was my first ever attempt at a launch I don’t think I had any expectations and was totally in an abundant mindset where I knew I would be happy with 1 sign up and each after that was a total gift.
There were a few moments though just before the course began that I started to doubt my ability to teach what I do as a professional speaker, I deliver over 150 presentation a year, but could I really teach this to others?! I know that I can rock the stage and love every minute of it and can write a speech in no time flat because I have my secret sauce format I use every time. But, would I be able to teach these skills to these amazing ladies in a way that would really make an impact in their life!? On day 3 of the course I received a message from a couple of the ladies who said, “I have gotten my moneys’ worth already and it isn’t even the end of the 1st week” and another that said, “It is only Day 3 and I have had so many ah-ha’s!” WOW, that gave me such a boost and erased all of those doubts!
I just went into it with a full heart and willingness to serve and give them my all and that helped me work through the doubts.
What fears or emotions came up for you during or after the month?
I am an idea girl… I come up with ideas like nobody’s business but have always struggled to actually implement the ideas because the tech part of things holds me back. But, being supported by an amazing designer and working with such talented women who are taking their life-changing message out into the world and knowing that I am a small part of them making a huge impact in others lives… that helped conquer all of my fears or doubts! I loved every. single. moment. of this course and I can’t wait to do it again!!!
I think the only fear that came up for me was in the thoughts of raising my fee from the BETA price next round… I know the incredible breakthroughs these women had and I have tons of positive feedback but raising my prices has always been something a worry about. I gotta go read Denise’s book again!
How did you feel at the end of the month?
I felt exhilarated and started immediately planning more programs and outlining my next 60 days and where the programs will fit and when I will launch. This month has really opened up a whole new world of endless possibilities for me and I can’t wait to see what is just around the corner for my business.
How are you going to celebrate?
I celebrated by hiring a website designer to finally get my new site up and ready for all of my new programs and coaching in January 2014. I can’t wait to launch The Courage Revolution and this was a total gift because I was going to try and do the website by myself but I am learning as I go that it is so much better to hire out, if you can. And my fist course paid for that gift… love how that works… give and receive!
Lastly – do you have any advice for entrepreneurs wanting to experience their BEST MONTH EVER?
First piece of advice:
GO FOR IT! Have courage and take action when you get that idea download, run with it. You got this!!!!
And if you need some encouragement and support I would love to be that cheerleader/kick in the butt coach you need to take some serious action in your business. I will be having a free Facebook Community for this exact purpose, so keep your eyes peeled! No more waiting for perfect… just get it out into the world and watch it unfold.
Get someone to support you!
Make a list of all the things you absolutely LOVE to do in your business, what makes your heart flutter and totally fills you up. Then make a list of all the things that totally suck every ounce of energy from you and leave you feeling drained and discouraged. Those things need to be handed off to someone who gets a thrill from doing them! (because there are people out there who LOVE writing code, doing the books, or messing with PDF’s… thank goodness) This will free up your time and most importantly your creative energy to do what only YOU can do.
Share your success!
I love hearing about the success stories of others and learning from everyone, it totally lights me up. I want to give a big thank you to Denise for helping share all of these amazing stories with us… awe-inspiring!
Come join The Courage Revolution where you can get The Courage to Fly book, the Courage Manifesto, a beautifully designed Courage Quote you can put on your desktop or phone to remind you to take that leap in your business and the link to The Brave Tribe community where I help you get your brave on and support you with truth and dares and a whole lot of accountability all for FREE!!!!
We love sharing the real and raw truth on what it takes to achieve success.
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