... and it took a while for me to figure it all out.
My client and I were talking the other day about how she had all these coaches asking her to help them grow their business because her practice is so successful and in a nut shell, she isn't sure she wants to. She loves the clients she already serves, but she was thinking of serving those coaches as well because they were there.
So I cautioned her against it - because it means she'd have to start a whole different part of her business and at the moment she's in a good place.
Then she asked me if I'd ever experienced this.
And I started laughing, because yes, every person who signed up for my book writing program has fallen into this space of 'accidental business'.
Here's how it began... I published my first two books and suddenly I kept getting messages from people about how to write their books. I'd answer their questions and move on. And then more would come and suddenly I realized that it'd be easier to just write a book and have people read that so I wouldn't have to answer any more questions.
Of course I set it all up with the video series and a FB group that I forget to post in and I'd done some retreats with private clients helping them write their books... so it all made sense to house it all together.
I figured that'd be it and I could get back to writing my spiritual books.
**That's not what happened.**
In fact, I have hundreds of people joining the Writing the Damn Book writing program each month. The book continues to sell every single day.
PLUS a major self development company has negotiated a licensing deal for the rights of the book.
I accidentally started a whole different business that I've been pretty much successfully ignoring. And that feels just wrong and out of integrity and alignment on so many levels. Not because of the money (that I haven't left on the table because I have nothing to sell), but **because there are so many messages in the world dying to get out into the world and I'm brushing them off.**
I apologize. Deeply. Honestly. Sincerely.
Your message is important, and if I can help - then let's freaking do this thing.
So I've had my wake up and now my team and I have a mission which is simply YOU PUBLISHING YOUR DAMN BOOK
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I promise not to let you fall through the cracks again.