I did not know anything else, but BLOGGING. (besides all the crazy math) I knew my only option to start a business would be to do what I already know and like. So, I have spent my last year of college learning how to make money out of fashion and beauty blogging. (My Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle blog has become a magazine over the years and you can find it at www.estilo-tendances.com)
I don’t believe that you can be crazy enough to believe you can start your own business while in college, WITHOUT working on your mindset and blocks. Me and my boyfriend at the time (future husband soon) started reading self-development books, hiring mentors and working with coaches. That was when I realized “Wait, I would love to be a coach. They help people, set their own hours and prices. I could still blog and use my voice for more good.“
The summer after graduating, I read a pamphlet for becoming a Health Coach and I felt it spoke to me. (Yes, it’s the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, world’s largest school of it’s kind) So, I enrolled to be a coach. Biggest decision of my life until then. I took a loan of $6,500 without having a job and while working on building my blogging business.
Was I completely crazy? Oh yes!
Professors, colleagues, friends and even family were thinking I was wasting my future. They could not understand what blogging is, not to mention coaching. Who would hire a 20 something coach? Why not continue with your engineer career? – it’s SAFE! (There was a long list)
You see, I wanted to be fulfilled, I wanted to be free, I wanted to do something I loved and that had a big impact in the world, I wanted to teach, I wanted to help other people directly, I wanted to be independent financially, I wanted to be healthy and happy…
Did it all work out for me?
I am here, am I not?! Yes, it did!
First year was the hardest, a lot of struggling, of not having money to pay rent at times, of paying my own salary, of investing in more courses (like B-school by Marie Forleo or Money Bootcamp by Denise DT from Luckybitch.com) and therapy. (a lot of fears to work on and clear)
Once I started to be clear on certain aspects, things started to get easier.
I love NUTRITION, but after my first year as a Health Coach, I realized nutrition is not just food, but everything we feed our mind, soul, heart and stomach.
Also, being a woman in business, a young woman in business, I realized how hard it was for me to feel successful and to get to do what I really WANTED. My generation is a generation of creative people that can do MANY THINGS (I love fashion, beauty, coaching, writing, reading, math, physics, science, traveling, being free…) but don’t know how to mix them up in order to have a PERFECT JOB.
It took me a few years to figure it out and now I want to pass the torch.
My purpose is to make as many women Happy, Healthy, Wealthy & Fulfilled. (If all goes well, I should have 80 more years to go)
What am I doing to making it happen?
I created this website, my coaching website, where I teach what I believe in
I am wrote a book,
called Young, Creative & Overwhelmed, which became a BEST SELLING BOOK. It’s a major dream come true. Buy it HERE!
I am interviewing amazing successful women to show you different ways of being successful
I started a FREE online group
, where we do all sorts of fun stuff. Click Here to JOIN!
I coach you step by step until you have CLARITY and then we work together to make your dreams a reality. How I did with mines and still do…I dream a new dream every night -haha.
Soon more things, like a course, a retreat and speaking engagements.