Whether you want to make a great living in the mind/body field, or create another stream of income for yourself doing anything you love, this simple, mega-effective course is for you!
I make six figures a year teaching yoga and wellness, traveling all over the world, and basically designing my own fantastic schedule.
Yeah....I can't believe it either!
When most people find this out, they say the same thing:
"I wish I could make that much doing what I love!"
Well, I'm here to tell you how.
I didn't start out with anything special, besides a natural interest in helping others. I didn't have money, training, Internet savvy or special favors. I did, however, have a corporate job I hated, and very little energy left over to put toward my dreams.
It took me about 10 years to live into these 10 Steps to Success that I, along with two other world-changing, success-building experts, are about to show you, but allow us to save you a lot of time, and help you get really clear, super effective, and, if you dive into these 10 steps--more financially abundant--from turning your boring work hours into inspiring, fun, and adventurous life's work instead.
It takes very little of your time and can spark a huge shift in how you organize your time and energy, and how you view, and attract money.
Let my friends, social media and wellness expert Tyler McCoy and Ava Taylor Founder of YAMA Talent, the first talent agency for mind/body professionals, a key strategist on my team, and a master of message and branding, help you clarify what you were born to offer, and how to make more money doing it as a lifestyle.
We've distilled the secrets, both cutting-edge and ancient, that took us a decade to discover, into a supercharged 10 Step map that you can use to clarify, then live your dreams--and reap the benefits, financial and otherwise, from getting to the core of who you are, and what you're meant to do to express that into the world.
In this course, which gives you hours of targeted video inspiration, and then written homework to put the tools into action in your own way, you'll learn how to:
...And so much more.
See our Intro video for more, and I hope you join us for this life-altering information. Your future self will thank you for spending one dinners' worth of cash on it!
Ours sure did.
Sadie, Tyler and Ava.
Sadie Nardini is one of the most recognized yoga and lifestyle teachers on the planet, catch her on TV show, Rock Your Yoga on nationally syndicated Veria Living TV, or nab her new book, with Random House, the 21-Day Yoga Body - November 2013. As the Founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, and a prolific online presence with an audience of over 500,000 on Facebook and millions on YouTube, Sadie is one of the leaders in building a virtual audience.
Tyler McCoy is an international yoga and lifestyle professional that travels the world sharing his expertise, and is formulating Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga's next incarnation with Sadie. He is a visual artist who specializes in video and photography, and has been instrumental in building Sadie's visual brand. His cutting-edge social media knowledge is in high demand from those seeking an understanding of how to create more passive income.
Ava Taylor, Founder of YAMA Talent, the world's first management company, consulting firm and booking agency dedicated to nurturing yoga teachers and businesses. An avid yogi and a tenacious, creative entrepreneur with her finger on the pulse of the rapidly expanding yoga industry, she is well connected, and the go-to strategist for top professional yoga teachers, studios and brands looking to be relevant in the yoga marketplace. Notable clients include: adidas, Anue, Hanes Hosiery, Lole, Gaiam, Ganesha Performance, MBT Shoes, Minute Maid, Montage Resorts, NESH, Shining Shakti, smartwater, Yoga Journal, Dakrasheta, Dr. Oz, flavorpill, Harper's Bazaar, Hay House, Lionsgate, Martha Stewart's Whole Living, Pregnancy Magazine, My Yoga Online, The New York Times, Random House, Exercise TV, Fit Vid and Veria Living TV as well a dozen influential yoga studios around the country.
Committed to running an ethics based business, her personal mission is to be a catalyst for better living, and to bring the tools of wellness to communities of all kinds. Ms. Taylor has been featured in the New York Times and sits on the Board of Advisors for Veria Living TV, and The Lineage Project which brings mindfulness practices to At Risk youth in NYC.
Step #1: Dissolve your money discomfort.
"My landlord does not take karma."
Unsure how to find out what your market value is? Ask! Have a tea with 3 of your peers and ask them what type of rates they are commanding for the offering in questions. Start a money conversation - that is healthy, open and supportive. We have found great success leveraging the knowledge of our peers rather than operating independently.
Don’t be afraid of numbers, or your current stories.
No judgment: just the Black & White facts.
In your journal, write about the following:
CRUNCH THE NUMBERS:
Take an honest look at last year’s finances and your revenue streams - the areas where your money is coming from.
Are you happy with the amount of money you are making now?
Is it allowing you to create and contribute to the world the way that you want to?
If it isn’t, how much money do you need to make your dreams a reality?
Come up with a number. Write it down, put it somewhere you can see it, and keep it in your intentions.
REWRITE YOUR STORY:
Write down your current worldview and beliefs around money. Where did they come from?
Now, re-write any diminishing parts of your story.
What does it look like to live that story instead?
Start doing just that whenever you have a chance.
Step #2: Add value, and money will follow.
What are you offering? Is it different? Is it useful? Can people use it to better their lives?
People are attracted to:
Put yourself in your client's shoes. Would they want or need what you’re offering? How?
Get your journal, and also reach out to your community:
Ask your students some questions to lead you to more clarity about your purpose, and your benefits. Try a mix of both new students and students that have been following you for awhile.
Some questions you might ask:
What drew you to my class in the first place?
What do you experience in class and what are your biggest takeaways/results?
What keeps you coming back/why might you not come back?
These answers are the beginning of a list of all the ways you improve people’s lives and add value, or things to work on if you feel they are appropriate (everyone has an opinion, but you might not want to change your offerings just because a few people don’t resonate with it. Others will).
How can you expand upon this list?
Is this list reflected explicitly in your messaging as a teacher, and in your marketing materials, bio, etc?
Growth & Development - Remember to be a student!
Continued growth and development is a crucial component to anyone who wants to be great at their art and their craft.
Do at least one activity a month that is for your enhancement, professionally and/or personally. These do not need to be formal trainings, per se - they can be as simple as taking another teacher’s class, or spending time refreshing your knowledge from books that you haven’t cracked open in a while. Take a look at your calendar and make conscious space and time for your own growth.
Step #3: Brand your weird.
What are you uniquely qualified to say, and in what way?
Write this down on a sticky note and place it somewhere visible in your workspace. It is harder to be you than you think when setting about the business of branding and marketing to stick to who you are and how you want to present yourself. Use this note as a reminder that the best branding is to be more radically you.
Branding is inherent--a way to describe who you already are, not fabricated - at least in our spiritual world.
Sometimes as teachers, who have come such a long way and done so much work, we forget the value in the story of our own progress, the things we have learned along the way - the moments that have shaped us, our battle scars and our battle cries.
Grab your journal.
Today: Take a look at your current bio.Is it telling your true story?Are you omitting vital details about your path that have created the one & only you?
Rewrite your bio, your story, to include more of you.
Be vulnerable, transparent, powerful. This is where your true brand lies.
WATCH - TedX - Erika Napoletano - Rethinking Unpopular http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4DOJpB2I8o
Step #4: Get Clear.
Are your marketing materials a laundry list of details about your teaching style, or the reason why you have devoted your life to teaching?Are you communicating what you do or why you do it?
Get your journal.
WATCH - TedX Simon Sinek- How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Write down your personal mission statement, your Manifesto:
Can you put your why into one or two sentences?
Extra points for sharing your why with a peer for feedback.
READ - ‘Lean In’, a book by Sheryl Sandberg
Step #5: D.I.Y. Do-It-Yourself
HOMEWORK - Playing to the best of your ability:Start where you are!
Take your journal.
Make a list of what you would do with unlimited resources to grow your business. Money is attracted to vision.
How can you get what you need or an element of what you need on a budget that you can afford? Write some obvious action steps that you can tackle right now.
So, you’d like to live in France but are not financially able to pick up and start over at this moment.What can you do THIS MOMENT?
Then just do them.
Step #6: Make relationships, not business transactions
Create the WOW factor. A true personal connection goes so far and means so much in this digital age.
Get out your journal.
Brainstorm some simple WOWing ideas. Some might be:
Now implement these with the same attention you'd give to any really important relationship in your life. See how this grows your Tribe.
Step #7: Get socially smart
Technology can be daunting. But it's totally possible to learn it well enough to serve your purposes. If you don't know about these sites, reach out and ask friends who do to teach you how to use them. Google it; see how other people in your field are presenting themselves online.
Take your journal.
Write down the aspects of each of the Top 5 that would be useful for sharing your message.
Compare 3 teachers or thought leaders (we love pulling inspiration for social media from non-yoga influencers) whose career you admire or resonate with. What do you like /dislike about their social media presence and which platforms are they using? Which platforms do you enjoy the most? What makes YOU feel personally connected to these leaders?
Choose the tools that work for you based off of this analysis.
Step #8: Get organized/ Build a team
1. Strategy- Where you're going, what you want to make happen and what's next
2. Operations- Time management and structure
3. Marketing- How you're presenting yourself to potential clients
4. Financials- be honest and transparent about where your money is coming from.
Getting and staying organized is a hugely complicated task for all people, especially us artistic types typically drawn to teaching yoga. Don’t feel bad about it, but don’t fall victim to it either! And, remember, time management is a practice.
In order to treat your business as a business, you have to make time to work ON it - not just IN it. As a small business owner, it probably feels like you do not have any time to spare. The following exercise will help you see where you may be leaking time that can saved or reallocated towards working ON your business.
Get out that journal again!
Write down everything you do for 7 days. Yes, we mean it, everything. From waking until rest.
Then, pause and reflect on your week. Where is the majority of your time being spent? Are there any time slots in your week that stand out, or seem out of whack with the rest of your week?
Are there places where a small change can equal a large increase in free time?
I (Ava) once had a client who ran a yoga studio, and was feeling that she could not get enough done in the day. We did this exercise together. As I reviewed 7 days, I noticed that she was leaving the studio everyday at lunch to go home & walk her dog - which inevitably led her to dilly dally at the house, maybe watch a talk show and then cruise back to the studio 3 hours later. Since she was already walking the dog herself in the morning and at night, I asked her what she thought about getting a dog walker for the midday walk? Well, of course she’d never thought of that and quickly made a call to the local college to post a want ad for a dog walker. For $50 a week she was able to create 15 more hours a week of precious focused time to work on her business.
We have much more control over our circumstance with regards to time than we think.
We very often allow our schedules to be dictated by the schedules of others, or we stick to what we are given schedule wise instead of asking if there are options.
Think about what truly will work best for you when scheduling your private yoga sessions, even your weekly classes and weekend workshops. If you see an opportunity to be more efficient, then ASK for what you need. Sure, other people might not do it perfectly, but tweaking their work is MUCH more time-savvy then doing the whole thing yourself.
Releasing the control over micromanaging everything is necessary--not only for your sanity but it gives you the chance to create your ideal schedule that will allow you to be most efficient with your time, and make space to work on your business, or even take that vacation if you want.
Step#9: Get Passive
Get your journal.
Check out online course sites like DailyOm.com, Udemy.com and others (Google online education or courses) and brainstorm something useful you could create that other people might find useful.
List 10 ways you could film or write an e-book or otherwise duplicate your efforts into a passive form that clients can buy.
Ask tech-savvy friends to help you with the process (delegate!).
Step#10: Money loves structure and freedom.
Get your journal.
Since you are already in the know from our exercise in Lecture 1 about exactly how much money you are currently making and how much more you would like to make, let’s take a deeper look at those additional monies you need to live your dreams - we want to make sure that those dollars are going towards a balanced mix of structure and freedom.
Write your Money Map: This is a list of what you're going to need money for, and how you'll use it, as you make it. This is an ongoing list, one you can change and add to anytime, so you may want to write it in a separate journal.
1) Open a journal so you have clean right and left pages you can see together.
2) Number your thoughts and plans about money structure on the left.
3) Number your thoughts and plans about money freedom on the right.
As you make the list, consider:
Is your goal for those monies all going to cover bills, and repay debt?
Does your Money Map include opportunities that reward you in the NOW, and opportunities that allow you to reinvest in order to allow business to grow?If it’s all work and no play with your money - go back to the drawing board - there is a way to manifest all your dreams or progress towards them all at the same time.
Return to this list again and again and use it as an intention-setting meditation at least once a week.
READ - The Four Hour Workweek - Tim Ferris
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Sadie, Tyler and Ava
Sadie is the founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, and The Yoga Shred, a powerful mix of anatomy-based yoga and fitness movements that gives you twice the benefits from any workout with her--in less time!
She travels internationally bringing a real-world mix of eastern and western techniques to her yoga and lifestyle teachings. Yoga Journal calls her a “star instructor” for her ability to inspire real transformation in body mind and heart.
Her TV show, 'Rock Your Yoga' is playing across the USA and Internationally on the new Veria Living Network.
Sadie's 20 years of study in the yogic arts, energetics, eastern and western philosophy, nutrition, anatomy and Ninja training, attract students of all styles seeking to draw the powerful energy of Center into their yoga practice and their lives.
Sadie’s signature Core Poses amplify the benefits of any practice, as she directs her students to access and express themselves from that deep connection.
Her fierce personality, accessible teaching style, down-to-earth yoga tips and centered-living tools are regularly covered by the national media including Elle, Glamour, Self, the New York Times, CNN, Yoga Journal. She’s a regular blogger and columnist for national magazines like Yoga Journal, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Magazine, the Huffington Post and the Elephant Journal.
Sadie is also the author of the life-shifting books, the 21-Day Yoga Body (Random House, 2014) and “The Road Trip Guide to the Soul” (Wiley, 2008).
Sadie is a prolific presence online with free videos on her You Tube channel, 19 million views and hundreds of thousands of regular subscribers, as well as millions of fans on Facebook.
She lives in Los Angeles.
Tyler is a renowned lifestyle acceleration expert and co-creator of Core Strength Vinyasa Style Yoga with Sadie Nardini. He travels internationally bringing a synchronistic powerhouse of teachings developed to maximize your potential physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Through his broad exposure to the top yoga masters in the world as well as teachers of spirituality, and lifestyle optimization, he has coalesced over 15 years of intensive study to super-charge his offerings. These lessons help students to access their own greatest and largest Self-Vision.
His courses have been top-sellers on Udemy and other websites, and he is on faculty at Kripalu and Yoga Journal Live! conferences. He has written publications for Elephant Journal, and had his photography published in various sources, including the cover of Sadie Nardini's 14 Day Yoga Body.
His down-to-earth and fiercely authentic style invites students to relax into their own deepest empowerment and find a path to their own deepest joy, fitness, and life-love.