Passion Is Not the (Only) Secret to Success
I started my business in 2011. And if my passion—helping entrepreneurs design and take back control of their lives—were currency, I would’ve been turning a profit within days. That’s not the way most businesses work, unfortunately. Passion is great (important, even) but it can only get you so far.
And mine did. But by the time my passion had become a physical product, the Day Designer, I knew I needed to do more. Sure, I was passionate about helping people design their lives in a way that afforded them more organization, clarity, and peace of mind—but I was also struggling with the stark realities of running a business.
I looked successful on the outside—and to a certain extent, I was—but I had plateaued. My passion could only take me so far. And, to be fair, I was working hard, but I knew I could work harder . . . I just didn’t know how.
How could I better market the Day Designer?
How could I deepen my relationship with our customers—and seek out more potential customers who were the perfect fit for our product?
How could I authentically amp up my own online presence?
Then I took B-School, and it changed everything.
(Seems dramatic, I know. Stick with me.)
I can say, without hyperbole, that graduating from B-School was a catalyst for my business—not just with the Day Designer, but as a strategist and consultant to other entrepreneurs. It provided me with the mindsets, tools, and tactics I needed to take my business from “passion project” to bonafide business.
What is B-School?
B-School is an eight-week online training program, created by Marie Forleo, to help guide entrepreneurs through the process of building a business and a life that they love.
In addition to the weekly, video-based modules, worksheets, and resources, B-School includes weekly Office Hours (conference calls) with Marie and an incredible Facebook community that supports, guides, and often works together.
B-School is a comprehensive business incubator that will help you turn your passion into a thriving reality . . . from which you can actually earn a living.
Is it for you?
I can’t speak to whether or not B-School is right for you, unfortunately. Only you can make that decision. But I can tell you this . . .
I know there’s a million other online programs out there for you to take—and I can’t speak to the validity or value of all of them. But I can speak to the power of Marie Forleo’s B-School. I’m not just an affiliate*, I’m a graduate (and I’m one of thousands)—and I can tie nearly any success I’ve had in my business back to lessons I first learned in B-School.
I also know that it’s an investment—of your time, of your money, of your mental energy. The cost and the content may seem overwhelming to you; I get that, too. But to me, B-School was an investment in the education that I needed to take my business to the next level, in a way that I wasn’t able to do on my own.
B-School gave me direction, so I could focus on the work I really loved and have time to spend with my family.
B-School gave me a process to follow that allowed me to successfully market and scale my business.
B-School propelled me as an entrepreneur, and allowed me to do the work that I am so grateful to do every day. It allowed me to reach a broader community, and to have these conversations with you.
B-School changed my business, and it changed my life. And I wouldn’t be sharing all of this if I didn’t believe it could do the same for you.
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If you’re just starting out in your business, or if you’ve hit a plateau after a period of DIY-ing your way through it, I encourage you to check out B-School. And once you’ve made the investment, you’ve made it for life. I know I’m not the only one who’s taken B-School again . . . and again . . . and again. B-School will help you couple your passion and hustle with the strategies and tactics that will help you succeed that much faster.
If you choose to make this investment in yourself, in your business, and in your future, please send me a note so I can cheer you on!
*If you enroll in B-School by clicking on any of the links in this post, I’ll receive a commission. But, as I hope you know, I would never try to sell you something that I didn’t completely stand behind. I hope you’ll sign up for B-School if it’s right for you. And if it’s not, I understand and respect that, too.
Thanks for the recommendation! Do you know if the course content is similar to business courses in undergrad or grad school? Just wondering if it’s different from things I’ve already learned.