Bootstrapping Your Business – Going From $0 to $10k a Month | Krisha Young

Krisha’s one piece of advice when starting your own business is to strictly focus on the blog and the Facebook page.

Krisha-Young__Photo-compressorKrisha Young is a food and lifestyle ninja who has been in business for herself over the past three years. When Krisha first started her online business, she was working a full-time job and raising two small children.

Wow! To say that this lady has drive is an understatement.

There are so many points here that I want to mention, but one of the things we touched on was shifting from a mindset of scarcity to one of abundance. This can be hard when you’re bootstrapping your business and trying your best to stay afloat, but once you’re able to take care of your core necessities, you can actually expand your growth and reach even more people.

Key Insights & Aha Moments

*When you’re selling, look at trying to help people first.
*Thank you for your feedback!
*Krisha is a food and lifestyle ninja and a registered holistic nutritionist.
*Krisha has been in business for herself over the past three years.
*Just keep believing and just keep doing and it will work out!
*Ask yourself: What does a woman who makes x amount of money do every day? One of the things she focuses on is mindset.
*Get comfortable with failure.
*Krisha struggled with ‘how to sell’ for a long time, but the reality is that selling is helping.
*When Krisha was starting out she had a scarcity mentality towards money.
*Now that she’s no longer stuck in fear mode, she knows she can help even more people.
*Once you’re able to provide for yourself, you’re able to give back to your community in a greater way.
*There are people out there willing to pay the price you set for your services.
*What kind of things has Krisha struggled the most with? Mindset.
*Finding a good mindset coach is incredibly helpful.
*Krisha started her business when she was working full time AND had two small kids!
*When Krisha first started, she thought she had to be like everyone else.
*Coaches have had a big role in Krisha’s success.
*The best coaches have coaches. You can’t do this alone. If you’re struggling, find a coach.
*You can download all the free stuff you want, but nothing beats the one-on-one support.
*When Krisha started her business, she made $0 the first year. The second year, $25,000. Year three? 30K in three months.
*When you’re first starting out, you might be stuck trying to do ‘all the things’.
*All you have to do is start a Facebook and start a blog.
*Krisha did everything free and bootstrapped her business for the first two years.
*We do a lot for people and sometimes there’s a bit of shame on our part for charging them for it.
*We need healers to come to the forefront in such a huge way.
*When you go online and try to be everything to everyone, then you end up helping no one.

Maven Moment

Not many of my guests have talked about the selling aspect of the business. I know I have mentioned before that selling can sometimes seem ‘dirty’ because we, as healers, want to help others and not crave a big financial hole out of our clients’ pockets; but Krisha knows her stuff and knows how to sell in the most authentic way possible. When you’re able to take care of yourself on a spiritual, mental, and physical level, this allows you to help even more people!

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