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What's, up everyone welcome back to my channel now I have some exciting news to share and I honestly didn't. Think that, I'd be sharing this news so soon in my journey let alone being in front of this camera I'm just saying it out loud but. The news is is that in the month of January alone. Last month meaning I made over 10,000. Dollars in my business so it was my first time ever achieving a milestone like this to be able to make, a 10k. Month like I feel like 10k months is what you always see on the internet like you know this person made 10k that person a 10k and I've, always been someone who just like looked at that and was like how is that even possible and, to. Have that become my reality has, just been I, don't. I'm speechless. Now. I really, debated whether. Or not I wanted to share this type of information out. On YouTube let alone just the Internet in general just. Because I know that a lot of people think. That sharing, income is really tacky and. I also know that when, you share your income like that and especially when you do YouTube there's tons of haters that end up infiltrating. Through the comments section and I wasn't sure if I was emotionally. Ready for any comments if there were any I mean it happen but, I realized. That there's a lot of people or there's a handful of you who. Have followed me from the very beginning meaning. Like from the very first video that I posted, back in like July of last year and. Throughout. This whole YouTube journey or just my business journey I feel, like I've been quite candid when, it comes to income, and so I've. Thought that I would share this, piece of my journey with you guys, because it's a huge milestone for me and. Also throughout this whole journey I've shared with you guys the fact that the, old my old corporate jobs that I worked out was paying me 65 K and I said goodbye to that and. Then eventually I also became a barista part-time. To. Support, this business while I was building it and, let's be honest I'm still building it and. I was getting paid minimum wage to do that like there's videos here and videos here of me, talking really candidly, about my journey so that's, why in this video, I'm, really going to walk you through my business, journey from top to bottom to you, know when I quit my job to where I am now making a 10k, month I launched. My website. Announcing. My business to the public this in January so I launched, it on January, 6th, 2019. Today's, date is whoa. It's February, 6 2019. So it's been a month exactly. 30 days since, I launched my business to the public and because. I made this 10k a month I don't want people to think oh my gosh like in your first month of starting, a business you, made this money no, I, actually started, this business back in August, I incorporated. This business in January that was simple like I wasn't, really a legitimate business up, until last, month in January, but, regardless, in this, video if you're interested I'm going to walk you through from top to bottom just what I've been through these last six months how I got here what it was like and. The lessons that I've learned I haven't. Necessarily scripted. This video so I'm not sure what I'm gonna end up saying but, if, you're down for it then keep on watching all, right so let's just flashback. And go all the way back to a May, 2018. And I have all of like the receipts, on my phone this is kind of like my time capsule of, how, I timestamp. What everything has happened but May 11th 2010. On a Friday around, 10:30, a.m. was, when I've resigned from my corporate job I gave three weeks notice and my last day at that job would be June, 1st 2018, so, that, was kind of the the timeline that I was working with and at the time I was petrified. It. Was one of the hardest decisions of, my life but, also you. Know in hindsight now I felt like it was one of the best decisions of my life it was truly the time where I felt, responsible, for my life and I felt like you know by leaving that job I was really, declaring. To the world that I matter. And that you know I don't, have to choose to be in these situations, that I don't I don't like and I always have the, option to leave and because. Of that moment it has been so, transformational. For me because it. Was the first time that I've ever left, something like that, and I feel. Like now because of that experience I now know, the. Value, of letting. Go the value of making a decision the value of choosing, your destiny and choosing your fate you, know those really, big decisions that we have to make end up being the most important, decisions that we have to make and when.

You Don't like something you can always change you can always move you can always you know there's always options, out there and that. Experience, has taught me that lesson I think that people who are in shady situations, they have a tendency to have tunnel vision and, they, feel like there are no options out there they feel stuck they feel trapped and. I used to feel that way too for, a year for a whole year I felt. That way at that job I couldn't, see a way out of it and now that I'm, on the other side I realized, that we always have a choice we always have the power to say no to say yes you, know you, can ultimately control, your life just, by making those hard decisions and just. By having faith in the, unknown and being okay with the unknown so that's one major lesson, that I've learned thus, far throughout, my journey the second thing that I learned throughout my journey shortly. After leaving my job um the. First month, was fun I did, some traveling. I slept in I hung around it. Was the summer time so I really took advantage of the, months of June, it was really fun and then, here the month of July near, the end that's when I decided to start this YouTube channel now, I've said this a lot of times within. My channel but starting a YouTube channel with something that I've always wanted to do since I was younger since I was in high school but. Fear always, prevented, me from doing it and now that I had all this time and then because, I also realized, the value of time especially. When I was working, at 9:05 I realized, like oh my goodness if I don't do this now then. I might not ever be able to do it later so that's kind of what gave me the urgencies, to start this channel so. Near the end of July I started, a YouTube, channel and I, posted, my first video here, which made a lot of people nauseous, because I didn't know how to do the setup and I told myself done is better than perfect and it's okay if I'm just holding the camera like this people, weren't unhappy but it's okay I have since improved and that's a thing like if you're watching this and you want to start a channel just start, like look at my first few videos look at oh they made two weeks ago you're always gonna constantly, improve I'm pretty sure a year from now when I look back at this video I'm gonna be like oh that's, no. That's not good but you should have done that but, just start I think that's another lesson that I've learned but. Anyways when, I was starting YouTube it was hard especially. When I had, no big, vision yet for it I didn't really know where he was gonna take me but. I just knew that it, was something that I wanted to do and what was really awkward was. When people asked me so are you making money on this like what are you doing with your life so, on and so forth, the, second thing to that. Ended up happening since. Starting the YouTube channel is my parents got worried they got nervous it's, like what are you doing and. So that's why they gave me an ultimatum it's you either go back to a nine-to-five or, you, at least do, something so that you don't have to rely on us to like buy coffee or something like I don't care what, you do I need to make sure that you have your own streams.

Of Income and I, was like okay. So I made the decision to work at a coffee shop I worked as a part-time barista and when, I first started out I worked, graveyard shifts, I ended, up complaining, and saying that I didn't want to work graveyard shifts cuz again I realized. The power of saying no but as the new girl they, obviously put me through a graveyard and what graveyard is is when you work from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. so while doing this YouTube channel or just figuring out this whole YouTube thing and what I was gonna do with it and also working as, a barista, working. Minimum wage it. Was a lot of pressure and it wasn't until near, August, where I posted this video about why. I quit my job when things really started, to change for me at that point I was actually super nervous to post it I was nervous that you, know my old managers, would get upset it would ruin the chances of me getting a job ever again and I, was actually also worried that I would somehow get sued over something for, defamation or whatever, even though I feel like this whole time I've been quite respectful and I haven't really like thrown, out names or anything um but. Anyway a day, after that video was uploaded I ended up getting a message, on facebook from this, stranger, who I've never met before and she. Asked, me if I had coaching. Services and if I had a website in the had my rates and at that point I wasn't I didn't. Know what to say I've never done coaching before I, it. Was as if like coaching. Found me through. YouTube and so that's why the title of this videos I owe a lot of my success to social media because. Had I not put myself out there on the internet I would, not have made 10k, in, a month I guarantee. You that and I'm gonna talk about that later but. That video landed. Me my first client, and I worked, with her for free at that point I didn't know what I could coach on but she, was looking to also, leave her nine-to-five and I felt like I could help her with that because I've done it myself and I, felt like the way that I left my corporate job I did it decently, gracefully, and so. I want to tell her with that and because I am a person of integrity I didn't, charge her I just did it for free and I said hey you know what like in exchange for me trying, to help you through this transition, in your life would you mind giving me feedback and potentially, a testimonial, if, you end up happy, with the results that you want and she agreed and then the rest was history we, ended up working together and funny. Enough I ended up solving her problem, of being afraid to quit her job within the first two sessions and she, ended up wanting to start a business through. The questions I was asking her and she just kind of reflected a lot and she just realized that she want to start a business and so, I had two decisions to make it was either I tell her hey you know what I can't help you anymore cuz I don't know how to start a business or I could, use my existing skills of what I know in business and help, her out and so, that's what I did I said yes and I said you know what let's do it I'm doing this for free anyways you have nothing to lose I have nothing to lose so let's try it out and by saying yes to something that I wasn't sure if I had skills in was also, one of the best decisions I've ever made, and, the.

Reason Why I say this is because I. Realized. That we don't notice our, skills, and our talents, until. We talk to someone who's, different from us who doesn't have the same skills and who doesn't have the same talents all of us are different for instance you, know I read, a lot of business books I went to business school I worked corporate, I naturally have, a huge, interest in marketing specifically. Online marketing, now, and to, talk to someone who has very. Little business experience. Was, an. Eye-opener. For me I was like oh my gosh like you don't know how to create funnels or you didn't know how they do and opt-in or you don't know about social media I thought everyone knew this right. It's like as if you were a fitness, person and you think that everyone knows their macros and you think that everyone knows how to count calories and you think that everyone knows how to do certain exercises the, right way until, you meet an average Joe and they don't everyone. Has different talents, and different skills and this is another lesson that I've learned is that, you. Are. Talented you have something, everyone, has something, in them that makes. Them different these, are called strengths and what. I always say to my current clients now is we always want to look at what your natural strengths, are what do you already have that's different from other people and how, can you capitalize, on this strength and actually turn it into a business, position, yourself as potentially, an expert, because, there's, a lot of people out there there are a couple steps behind you that just need your, help and so that was a huge pivotal, moment, for me and since, helping her with her business we ended up launching her business she's got a point where she has her own clients, and I. Realize, like wow I'm actually good at this and so then I took on more free clients, I've worked with other people for free you, know with a little beta test program just to see what I could do for them and I, also ended up giving people results, as well but throughout that phase in my journey I still wasn't.

Sure, What the results would actually be for my business so for instance like while I was working with clients for free and working at a coffee shop making. Minimum wage I wasn't, making any money on the actual business and I, didn't know what. Would end up happening months, later I didn't know that I would be at this place this is the this place that I'm at now I wish, for I dreamed, for and I'm, actually gonna show a clip that I recorded, back. In September, when, I was, at a really low point and when, I, was. Just wanted. To document that vulnerable, moment and in hopes that one day I could show it and hope that one day I'd be in a better place which I think I am at now so, I'm gonna show up this clip to show you the reality of what it was like starting my business especially, when times were rough, okay. So I, don't, know if I'll ever post this video. But. Something I promised myself. Is to, always, document, my. Journey because. Ever. Since leaving, my job I. Just. Truly, felt like it was a. Shot. At like a new life I don't know shot at like a new identity, or whatever, and. I'm so grateful. And, happy. That. I was, able to find. The courage and the strength to. Leave a situation that was totally, not serving, me and, to. Get, over my fears and ego and, to just, take the leap and, I'm. Really proud of myself for, doing it and I'll always be proud of myself for doing it. But. At. The same time. It. Can sometimes be really challenging. Because. When. You have a vision. And when you have a dream. Or you have something that, you, desperately. Want, to achieve in your life, that. Might. Not be conventional, that, might be. Untraditional. There's. Going to be a lot, of challenges, that you're gonna face and that's why I wanted, to record this video to. Remind. Myself. In. The future hopefully when I'm successful or whatever I want to reach those goals, that. I started at. This stage but. Also, if. I end up posting this at, some point. And. You're watching this and you have a dream and. You. Can see it so, clearly in your head, but. No one else can. Including. Your family. Including. Your closest, friends. Including. Just, strangers, who may be judging, you or whatever for pursuing, something that. They can't see right now. I want. To remind you that you're not alone and hopefully. I'll. Be in a lot better place, when. This video if this video was ever sees, the light in public. So. As you can see from that video clip I've had some rough times, that's, only one clip of probably, many that I've documented of me just bawling, my eyes out because I was so scared and so frustrated while.

Building This business so, what I have to say to you if you've gotten this far watching this video and you are at a place where thinking of starting something new document. Your journey at that time when I filmed that video I had no idea whether or not I would ever show it to anyone and I, told myself I'll show it to people when I've reached a level of success that I'm happy with and to. Be at this place right now really, still in the beginning of my journey to share that video I'm really glad that I documented it because it, really makes me feel so much more grateful and so much more proud of myself of what I've built so far but anyways, speaking, of struggles, I also remember, a pivotal, moment for me while. I was still working graveyard at the coffee shop that I was working at again the shifts were 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. and one. Of my duties was to pick up cigarette butts off the floor and wrap. Pastries, that was kind of the main thing that you did if you were at graveyard and also cleaning the coffee shop and I. Remember. Like when you pick up the cigarette butt like you have to sweep it into the dustpan. But for some reason for me I guess I suck at doing stuff like that so it wasn't working and what, I ended up doing was I literally ended up using my fingers to pick up all the cigarette butts off the floor because, I just couldn't get the dustpan to like get, the cigarette butts into the the whatever um and. I, remember, as I was picking up these cigarette, butts with my bare fingers I remember just looking up at the sky and, asking. Myself like what the, did I get myself into like I'm someone, who has. Graduated. From, a top business school I graduated. Top, female of my graduating class I, was president on my undergraduate Society, and now, I'm working minimum, wages barista, picking up cigarette butts with my bare hands I cried. I teared, up and I was just like what. Did I do to myself like, did I really. Self-sabotage. My entire life and, it. Was depressing but. At the same time I remember also looking up at this and I was just like I can't, fail like I just have to happen essentially, it's what I told myself like failure is not an option I don't care if it takes a hundred videos that. I need to post on YouTube I don't care if it means working for free with people for a while or working. At a coffee shop for, a year plus I'm gonna. Make this happen I'm gonna make my coaching business happen, I'm going to make, my youtube channel happen, I'm gonna make my personal brand happen. There's, no there's. No option for failure because, I know at, the end of the day the only way that you fail is if you give up and, I told myself if I never give up then I'll never fail and since, then I've been a stubborn. Biatch. In, terms of managing my business I've let go some of relationships, and I've trashed some relationships. But. That's because I'm protecting my dream and I, was, very ruthless and, who I let into my circle if you don't believe in me then get the out that was basically my attitude, and it still is my attitude and I, hope this doesn't come across as cocky, or whatever but, when. You have an unwavering belief in yourself even though you don't know when the, six-figure mark. Is gonna happen you don't know when the 10k mark is gonna happen you don't know when you're gonna be able to make, enough money to buy yourself an apartment you don't know when you're gonna hit certain milestones as. Long. As you just have that faith that one day it'll, come that's. All you need or at least that's all I needed I just had that unwavering faith that, the things that I want in my life are going to come I just cannot give up and every day I need to chip away at it and every day I need to take actions, that are gonna lead towards, that.

Time To come to me when it's ready so that's all the backstory now you're probably wondering okay Vanessa great we know the backstory now we know that you've ate for a while and we know that it's not an overnight success and you've been at this for quite, some time so how exactly did you get from there to here how did you make that 10k month now, I'm gonna wrap up some key, lessons that I've learned just in bullet point format so this video doesn't go on too long because I'm just checking the monitor and it seems like it's going on for a while but, the first thing is is social, media social media bill to my business I. See a lot of people who are on social media and they. Just want a hundred thousand. Followers or they want all these vanity about, that's, great but, I think that if you're watching this video and you want to make it big on social really, ask yourself what. Are you doing with your handle what are you doing with that platform, are you just doing it as a hobby which that is totally fine or are. You going to monetize. That audience or try to build. Know like trust with that audience in order to get. Them to take action on something you. Know that was the approach that I took with my social media eventually, because as I, was growing on YouTube and again keep in mind that I still had less than a thousand, subscribers on YouTube I didn't hit the 1,000 mark until maybe December so like last a couple months ago but, even, with a very small following I was still able to get clients I was still able to get people messaging, me about, working with me and at that point I didn't even have a website yet so don't stress so much about the, number that, you have on social focus. More on creating, really great content. Educational. Content content that people are actually searching for and find value in and also, focus on building a community that's when I created my Facebook group The Fearless boss Network I created that group back in October, 2018, yeah.

I Think it was October and that's. Where I really cultivated, those relationships, and eventually. More clients started wanting to work with me because, they, knew who I was through, social, media and not. Once have I ever solicited. Anyone, to work with me I've never been the, person to message, someone and say hey pay, me money and work for me I have a coaching business I've just, let people come to me and you know the moral of the story what I'm trying to say here is social. Media has been my number one lead, generator, and all, I'm doing is sharing. My personality, online I'm sharing, my knowledge I'm not chipping out on knowledge, I have this video that went viral and, I'm. Pretty sure it went viral not only because I've been very consistent, and posting, on YouTube by doing two videos a week now but also because the content, was actually very unique actually, like quality content, if you look at the comment section yeah there's some haters but majority of people are like holy this is a very, unique piece of content not a lot of people are sharing these tips and. So that's kind of how I grew. So, fast on social was providing, people with actual valuable. And as a result i attracted. Clients into my business that's how I was able to make over 10k, last. Month and again keep in mind before I hop on to the next bullet, point of, what, contributed, to this like success. Is the, fact that I still didn't have a website up until last month and so, I had, been growing and growing and, cultivating, and never asking for a sale up. Until January where I posted. About my website and I was like hey guys like this is what I've been working on. Here's. Me here's what I've been up to and here's what I can offer and because. For the past five, to six months I was just building and building and building the moment that I launched, something it, was successful, I, didn't, start off my YouTube being like hey guys I'm a coach like work, with me I never. Asked, for a sale I just, kept giving value kept giving free content and I still give free content and so, when, I finally offered. Something or asked for something in return that's. When the. Client started really coming in because I had cultivated those relationships, for so long it's like what Gary Vee says it's the Jab Jab Jab right hook like you Jab Jab Jab all the free content in the moment that you write hook something in that moment that you actually say hey guys like my business is open people. Are receptive to it because it's, not like every day that you asked for a sale so I definitely wanted to add that point before I move on to the second point the second, pivotal thing that happened in my business that really accelerated my growth was hiring a business mentor the. Moment that I hired a business mentor I felt like I had way more structure. I had way more accountability. I had way more guidance, in. Doing, what I was doing and it was also so nice to have a second, perspective of, my business because oftentimes when you're doing it alone you, feel very lonely, and, you, don't have a boss you don't have a team no one's there to actually like tell you hey good job or, hey, you know maybe you should tweak this so having that business mentor was, crucial, to fast, tracking the success of my business of course if you hire a business mentor or a business coach that's, not a band-aid, solution for, success all a business mentor or a business coach is is guiding, you in the right direction opening. Those doors for you but at the end of the day you're the one that has to walk through them then the third major thing that happened in my that, I felt, really accelerated, my growth was when, I went to a coffee chat with another I would say he's a business mentor of mine I really look up to him his name is Wilson I'll, link his channel right here but, when, I was talking to him I told him what my revenue, goals were for this year and I said hey I want to replace my corporate income from last year I want to make at least 65, K in my business in 2019, and I. At first was worried I thought that he would say something like, Vanessa. That's a little bit too aggressive for someone who's just starting a business but.

Instead What he said was Vanessa that's. Way too low, dream. Bigger you got you got to go bigger aim for a hundred K next year and I, was like what what. Do you mean I was literally shook that even said that and when I learned from that conversation is, that if you have, 10x. Goals then you're gonna do Tennant's action to achieve those goals if I, had just told myself okay, I'm happy with 65, K this year then, I wouldn't, make the. Action, or I wouldn't take the massive action that, I needed to take in order to hit a 10k month if, I had just put my ceiling right here I would have just like stayed, stuck, but instead what Wilson challenged, me on was actually putting the ceiling up here so that I can actually reach, higher and, so that's kind of what I've learned from him and honestly if he never said that I don't think I would have made 10k last month and I, don't think I would have you, know motivated, myself to take more action and to challenge myself to, get, to that 100k, mark and so, those, were the main three things that I've done within, my business that, I think, has made me successful. Even, though my version of success I think is like I, think. I'll achieve it later but this is a great start this is more than a great start for me and so, that's kind of what, I wanted to share with you guys I really hope that by the end of this video everything. Makes sense because again I didn't script anything and it's all been done candidly, but. Yeah, next, time in the next video, what I actually want to teach you guys especially, for those who are interested in social media what, I'm gonna share with you guys is exactly it's a different ways that you can make money on social media other. Than the conventional ways like brand partnerships, adsense. Revenue I really. Want to give you guys more knowledge in terms of how you can actually make your, social media into. Something, that benefits your business the same way that it's done in for mine so make sure you hit the notification, bell and a subscribe button to, stay informed on when that drops anyways, guys from the bottom of my heart I am so so, so.

Grateful For you, following my journey up until this point hopefully we have more milestones, to celebrate in the future and again. I hope you guys or not again as always I hope you guys have a great day hope you guys have a great week and I hope you guys have a great life and I'll see you next time bye, guys. So. Really quickly these are all the goals that I have that. I put up, on my wall when I was first starting my journey so. Just. Once done this. One's done, this. One's done this one was probably one of the most happiest, times of my life when this happened, this. One I thought would never happen. This. One I, definitely. Thought would never happen so soon and then, this, one is the most recent one that just happened and it's ironic that I actually achieved, the 10k month before. I achieved the 10k follower, mark, and so a big, lesson there is that you. Know it's. Not always about the vanity metrics and it's possible, to make this, type of money without, this this. Was just a byproduct of, everything, that has been going on but, anyways. Hopefully one day I'll be able to achieve these things one. Day hopefully but, I know. In my heart that that day will come I just have to be patient.

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Make sure to tune into the NEXT video I upload because I'm going to teach you all the different ways you can make money on social media! Hope you guys liked this video - I know its VERY long, but thanks for spending time with me!

That is awesome ! Congratulations, your videos are awesome i have learn a lot! If i was already building my bussines and really working hard at it ! YOUR testimonail on this video has made realize i’m on the right path ! You have a follower for life ! Like you say i suck at social media marketing keep teaching ! Yiu are Awesome

I’m certainly looking forward to this.

Looking forward to this! :)

Before you all decide to start a coaching business, one thing I have realized with some known coaches are. They were somebody before they started their business, so keep in that mind. Not saying you can't create your identity through coaching but just realize the process will be pretty different.

12:45 I have that bawling video clip too! Of my myself, all the time. I have these strong BFF feels for you now :’) Thanks for sharing this detailed journey, I’m really happy I stumbled upon you, really good details thank you

I loved this video Vanessa! It was so relatable and inspiring! Thank you

Happy for you. Congratulations on seeing your channel grow!

I am so happy to hear you speak so honestly about this! I am proud of how far you have come. I think that the one idea I like the most is you saying there are people that are just one step below you and need your help. You deserve that money because you've offered a service to others. A service that adds to their life. Thank you so much and congrats on the milestone! I am looking forward to seeing more of those post-it notes taken down (and by the way I am stealing that idea from you) xx

how did you find your niche? thanks love yah

Hey Venessa any good business book recommendations (marketing specifically) maybe a book video

Fortunate to have found you accidentally when I opened the YouTube videos. Great tips Vanessa. Thank you for sharing journey and definitely I will come again and again to learn more. True everyone has Talent. I started with fear and now my YouTube channel

Will you please coach me for free? Because I am in the same kind of situation where you were. I am a student and i could hardly pay money . I hava a dream to chase. please coach me please

Congratulations, Vanessa! You are amazing!

Vanessa thanks for your raw honesty in this video, so inspiring! I'm looking forward to the $20K month video.

I really like how you shared that clip- I think that was really relatable. I'm currently struggling with my own coaching business right now and looking to hire a business mentor as I feel like I have no idea how to get more clients- and the right clients. I would love for more people to approach me through my videos- I do get a few people showing interest in my coaching, but they're almost always tire kickers with no money with no intention of hiring me, but just want a free conversation. Which makes me feel very undervalued. I think part of the problem is I, like you, are trying to keep it real on social media and I think that erodes my 'authority'. I seriously get people saying to me on their discovery call booking 'let's have a coaching call and maybe we can help each other'. Help each other?? This is a coaching call. Could you create a separate one-on-one program just to help people who don't need to quit their job, but to help attract clients and use social media? Just checked out your page for a discovery call, but was wondering if you have anything available sooner? Maybe you can email me on

Just came across your channel and Im hooked!! Loveee the way you speak and I cant wait to binge watch the rest of your videos!! All the best

Really valuable advice! I love Erin's channel and the advice you got from Wilson about dreaming bigger really motivated me to think about what actions I need to 10x to improve the business I'm building. Thank you so much for this video :)

I love your spirit.

we're on the exact same path ;) Keep on pushing Vanessa, believe in the dream and trust the process. Every situation you end up in always teaches something you can carry on, and also by doing the things you hate the most, keeps you focused on just how to get the hell out of there, and your constantly focused on how to make your dream become a reality. My next move, now that I got my foot in the door, is basically staying afloat HAHA, it's hard to get in, but once your in, it's REALLY HARD TO STAY in. XD would love to chat and pick your brain sometime

“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realise I should have been more specific.”— Lily Tomlin, American actress

congratulations vanessa ❤

What was your old corporate job?

Lovely insight. All the best in your journey! Happy to be a part of it :)

Congratulations! You are an inspiration Vanessa ♥

Keep up the good work! It’s great to see your ongoing progress and goals you want to reach! You’ll make it for sure!

Congrats girl and keep doing what you do

Speaking to my soul

Thank you for your honesty! It's amazing!

Awesome information. Thank you.

Truly inspiring

Awesome video! Is definitely inspiring. Specially since you showed everyone that success always has a price. As long as we keep pushing forward, that price tag is not going to keep us down. I myself started to do research and adapt so I can leave behind my current job so I can pursue a career with photography and possibly cinematography. I believe that is better to do what we like and enjoy over succumbing to a life where you are on auto pilot, unable to reach your dreams, unable to enjoy life. Keep it up! Never give up because the best is to come.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. This video gave me so much hope & guidance. Thank you for being vulnerable, especially the clip of you crying. I am feel I am where you used to be, I am freshly graduated out of college with a business degree too and I am doing this thing where I am uploading to youtube everyday. And I have a lot of breakdowns similar to the ones you were talking about, this video encouraged me and told me to keep on going + believing in my vision/journey. Thank you from the bottom of my feet to the top of my being. I wish you only success, love, and light always. Thank you.

Thanks for being you and sharing it! Ur amazing

Thank you Vanessa for sharing. You just saved a business with your video from September 8. So people cry over dreams and goals like I do? I also have a Youtube channel am yet to work on. My greatest limitation is the settings. I post and I don't get any engagement. Maybe you can help me with guidelines on starting a Youtube from the scratch. Thanks a lot Vanessa. I hope you get to read this.

Thank you for sharing - super inspirational :)

Your ability to share all aspects (especially the bad) of your journey since leaving your job is very inspiring! As a recent graduate who also just quit their corporate job in finance, it’s nice to know that everyone goes through ups and downs when following their dreams.

This is soooo good. Your journey looks a lot like mine (at least how you decided to leave your job and get started). I though have a lack of focus and just started photographing right away and didn't make a plan. It worked out nontheless, but I still have a lot to learn. I think it is sooo great you really focussed on your goals and that it shows. Inspirational!

Ok. Note to self.

Congratssss!!!!! :) really happy for u! Dont worry. Haters gonna hate! Hehe

So happy for you❤

You go Vanessa! Love the transparency! People think the online journey is instant. For some, maybe. For many, it is WORK! And one has to stay committed to their WHY. And, I LOVE your attitude. Get rid of the people who don't believe. Safeguard your circle. And you are NOT cocky. You are confident! Keep growing and enjoy the journey in the process!

Vanessa, I am so freaking proud of you. This video brought tears to my eyes not only because this is such a beautiful story, but because I know first hand how much you have grown. You deserve all of the success in the world and I know that you are going to make such a huge impact on this earth. I cannot wait to come to Canada and give you the biggest squeeze! You are such an inspiration!

words can’t even explain how much this video has helped me! I made one of the hardest decisions a couple months back to drop out of college and work on my youtube channel (at the time I had 2,000 followers) and it was a very scary decision however I am super happy with where my channel has come now and what the future has to offer! This video made me realize that the only thing that could stop me from succeeding is simply the act of giving up or not moving forward. Change is one of the most scariest yet rewarding things someone can do and you helped me realize that again, thank you! ♥️

Congrats, your hard work and amazing personality shines

Hey Vanessa! I've already commented on your video on how to overcome the fear of auitting your job. Now I pretty much decided to quit my job, because where I live and work, we can't quit in 2 weeks, we have to wait 3 months... and I would love to start something like graphic designing, because I like the creative aspect and I love working with a PC. Now I don't really know where to start all this, I guess I would be a freelancer. Do you have any advice or websites that could help me? Another thing to say is, that in 3 months when I could quit, I think that I'll have like 5-6 salaries in my bank account, so this helps me financially. And I still live with my parents, so no costs for an appartment :)

Oh my, Im from Vancouver too and I wished I knew you before because I quit my government job to decided to start my journey too. Im glad to find someone did the samething.

Vanessa, you really inspired me through this video. I'm currently still in school I have told some of my friends that I want to have my own business in future and aspire to have a successful Youtube channel. You have really taught me so much through this video, to have unwavering believe in yourself no matter what people think or say about you. I have been feeling very down for a very long time due to people talking down to me but this video really pushed and inspired me. Please continue doing you and never stop!

Good for you! Congratulations !! You just start, you don't start perfect. Go go go!!

Awesome Job!

Omg!!! So happy to see your videos!! I remembered reading your blog back in your undergrad days and I liked it a lot! You have always been very inspirational and motivating! Keep it up! I am excited to see you peel off more of those sticky notes!

You are just my only inspiration these days. I am still building my channel. But yes. I need the backup or just the money to start with. So it's really not a choice for me to quit right now. But yes. With regular content and sincerity we all can do it

So looking forward to the next vid!! Love your work Vanessa!! Xx

i've never watched a full 27 min video on youtube until today because you are REAL CONTENT! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Thank you so much for the video!!! I hope one day I can say the same thing

You go girl idk u but im proud of u lol wish u well!!

Fantastic video! I'm currently working a full-time corporate job. I want to start a business, but don't quite know what type of business. Thanks for the inspiration!

This is amazing! I absolutely love your content and looking forward to many more videos! Much success to you brave woman!

I just quit my corporate job last year too! Started my channel 4 months ago... Can you do a video on how your one video went viral perhaps?

I am a software engineer. I quit my 2 years job last month, didn't have any plans for business but the job wasnt serving me anymore. I was so unhappy and stressed for almost a year. Now that i dont have a 9-5, i am enjoying my life and i have all the time in the world to learn new things and figure out what i want to do with my life. I Feel like coming across this video is an omen

Congrats I’m so happy for you! This is so motivating and really makes me want to work harder :,) it would be a dream to work for myself

You have such a great story so far, love your authenticity. Keep going! Wishing you all the best for 2019

LOVED this video! You’re definitely a source of inspiration! Planning on starting my YouTube channel tomorrow! Definitely excited to see you continue to grow. Much love

came up on my reccomend, great story telling! ❤

Go head Vanessa! You're the one!

hey, I love your videos I just subscried , can you make a video about how to beat procrastination, I'm also building my online business and i know exactly what to do to become successful but since I have a busy schedule with School and work I keep making excuses not to use my time properly ;o

Congrats Vanessa! When I quit my job last week I told myself I would never work for anyone ever again. But after watching your videos I decided to take on a temp office job for a month before I go to school to get my fitness trainer certificates in March. And I’m going to an interview tomorrow for a fitness trainer (without certificate!) I’m so glad that you followed your heart cause your journey helps mine

Vanessa, found value in your videos AGAIN. Meaning, this one! Gonna share this in my show's next episode.

wow amazing, keep it up

I just gave my two week notice at a multinational, I don't feel bad at all, I'm just really excited to follow my heart and go for the things I want to achieve, my goal is to retire at 35. I've been following your journey and it inspired me so much because I know anything it's possible if you work hard for what you want, I'd much rather to be successful at something where I put my heart and soul into than being successful at something I don't have passion for. Congrats on your milestone!!

Probably my favorite video from you yet

Thank you so much for this!! I just found you and wish i had sooner! You motivated me a lot


Congratsss!!!! Grateful for the information

Love this video! You are so inspiring!

Thank you for sharing!!!

Thanks for sharing your experience :)

Vanessa, I recently started following you on social media. Like literally this week. I'm so glad you posted this video. Im on the same road you were at before you launched your biz. I've been trying to build my coaching biz for over 2 yrs now so I can work for myself & quit my job. I want to stay there until I start getting clients. Your footage where you were feeling low really resonated with me because you won't believe the number of times I've broken down, wanting to give up, questioning if my dream will ever come true and whether everyone else is sane and I'm the crazy one for wanting something more. I mean, my job is great so I often feel guilty for even wanting to leave. But I know what I want in my heart. I totally understand what you said about giving free value before broadcasting your service. My issue is I haven't 100% figured out my niche yet and exactly what I'll be teaching others to do. That's why my page is still generally about health & wellness (@thedailyserenity) but I haven't dove deeper in giving value because I don't know what it is I'm teaching on! That's my issue right now. I hope I will make $10k months in the near future. It hurts seeing other ppl achieve what you want so badly for so long but I know it's possible for me, it just takes time. So glad I found you!

Watched this video on my Roku tv and went to my phone just to comment on this! I love your truth and your belief in yourself! Thank you for sharing this!! I will support your videos!

Thank you for being so candid about your experience. This is really opening my eyes and heart to the possibilities within reach. Keep up the good work!

Been a subscriber since the beginning! You have been very inspirational :)

So happy for you!!

Thank you for sharing your story. It was very raw and was very motivating for someone who's just starting out still being in that scary place.

You’re so candid on your videos, it feels like you’re my friend


this video is awesome!!! All this info is so clutch!! im so stoked you came up on my recommended! All about how much you put into your community, how much faith you have in your idea and skill, executing a your skills! 14:00ish caught the feels! this is so awesome and authentic very blessed to see your success and stoked to be on the journey myself! thanks so much for your inspiration!!!

Yes ido ....

What you're saying about the job (leaving that situation) is very true. Sometimes you feel like you just cant leave or have to stay loyal to the job.

absolutely! So glad you understand!!

I actually geared up when I saw your clip of when you first quit your job because that’s how I truly feel right now with my corporate job. I hate it and seeing you on this amazing journey you’ve created for yourself gives me the motivation I once had before I started this corporate job. Thanks for this video, I needed to see this. Also, congrats on launching your business and exciting milestones! Xoxo

Vanessa Lau girl I feel you. Good for you!!! I’m glad you got out and are out here making your dreams come true. I’ll be outta corporate hell soon , just waiting to save up a little more so I can pursue my own dreams! I’m so excited to see your upcoming videos and congrats again. Not many people show the real raw version of themselves on social media and I respect that ❤️❤️

Thank you !! Yes i actually forgot about the clip until recently and was like wow... i also looked back at journal entries when i was really upset at my corporate job and now im like whoa, i really couldn't see a way out back then.

Teared** wow lol

Very inspiring ❤️ thank you !

holy so happy for u

i dont say things i dont mean! I meant everything in that card. i cant wait to see where this business takes you!!

omg that was soo long ago!! and the amazing christmas card you gave me that literally touched my soul!!

I definitely don't think it's tacky! I love the tips and help you give. Congrats girl!!!

thank goodness!! thank you!!

Amazing! I sure do need your tips!!! My girls are working so hard they want this channel to grow so badly

Yes hopefully down the line ill create more videos about youtube!! Have you seen my videos where i talk about growing a YT channel? maybe it will help for now!

Hey Vanessa! Thank you for sharing your journey. When you show your vulnerability video, that got my fullest attention. You are indeed a true-blue inspiring person who doesn't hide from her shell. Thank you again and keep going! Looking forward to more of your videos. Cheers!

Thank you for watching long enough to get to that point in the video! thank you so much for your encouragement

I recently quit my job and am pursuing youtube full time. I relate heavily to you and am so thankful to have found your channel!!!

I decided to start YouTube as well! Posting my first video on Monday. I hope to quit my retail job by the end of this year!

Thankful to have you here!!

Making 10k in a month is overnight.

no its not when you've been building behind the scenes for 6 months prior to that.

I just found your channel and I have to say you are truly producing such unique and valuable content. I can't wait to see where you and your business go! Cheers to being a #boss!

thank you!! i appreciate you calling my channel unique and valuable - means the world!

Good for you!! You should be so darn proud, I feel proud for you. I recently found you on YouTube and also follow you on Instagram and I think you’re awesome and feel inspired by your journey. I will launching a business in this year and your a great example to follow xx

Looking forward to your business and wising you all my best wishes! thnak you for being a supporter of my channel! :)

Wow I totally relate to so much of what you said just in the first 5 mins. From leaving the corporate job to working on my business to starting YouTube and most of all, my change in mentality. I just posted my first video yesterday and it was horrible and embarrassing but I’m super glad i finally started, knowing I’ll be so much better in a year. I’m only a few hours away in Seattle so would love to meet you one of these days! Everyone around me has such limiting mindsets it’s refreshing to see your channel.

oh gosh look at my first few videos nd you'll see that eventually everyone improves over time, whats important is that you keep posting so you practice and give yourself the opportunity to improve and get better!

Oh most of all, I LOVE that you talk fast. Finally a YouTuber I don’t have to speed up to 1.5x lol. Something I’m going to work on.

Thanks for sharing!!

I love your videos they are amazing!! I wanna start a YouTube channel. I just posted one video and I have so much to learn!!! How do I become a coach?

+Vanessa Lau Thank you so much!!! Is there a specific setting you use on the cannon when filming? For example in this video?❤❤ I really appreciate you answering these questions!!! It really means a lot!!

Magda Szala in this video it is the canon t5i!

+Vanessa Lau quick question!! What camera do you use?? You are an inspiration!!!

thank you and congrats on your first video! The better question to ask is, what results do you want to give to others?

Sooo inspiring and proud of you! I know this was MONTHS in the making

love you!!!!!

Whoot! Whoot! Congrats, you don't understand how happy I am for you :D Keep going!

OMG thank you!!

Wow you are for sure right now this moment my aspiration to my dreams thank you! You are awesome and I wish you the best for the best today and ever

I reached out to you on IG and here.. Me and my wife own a Media company in Scottsdale, with offices in Singapore and india, I would love to work with you and collaborate on some things. please see my IG and you will know what I mean.. @r2facts thank you

Youtube needs a heart button because OMG what an inspiration!!!!

Such a great video! Loved it loved it

Your story is exactly what Gary Vaynerchuck talks about, damn. The entire thing, including documenting your journey. Have you thought about maybe reaching out to him to get on Daily GaryVee to talk about your experiences? It'd increase your exposure and also help him show his audience an example of a real person making it happen in modest ways using social media, which is something he constantly encourages. Just a random connection that came to me from watching this! Best of luck to you and thanks for being open about your process

For me I'm at a point where organising and having very clear goals are important. So I really liked seeing how well organised and placed you had your goals.

Your truly an inspiration:) well said and well done.... wishing you the very best in life x

It takes courage to share your vulnerabilities specially when there are internet trolls waiting to eat you up but you did it! And you are stubborn which is great! More power to you!

My best friend send me your video and I am just mind blown. Subscribed

This is inspiring! You’re one of my new favorite youtubers, I love that you’re actually genuine and want to help people. Good luck with your goals!

I honestly needed this video in my life!! Thanks girl

Congrats Vanessa! This is so inspiring...You hit home with this video. I've never commented on anyone's YouTube and I just felt it was needed to tell you that sharing this type of content is really helping many across the globe. Also, I wanted to know how did you go about finding the right Business Mentor to hire? Again, congratulations on your new journey.

Yaaas Vanessa! You go girl, so happy seeing your growth and you definitely INSPIRE me to keep going and fighting to achieve my goal with social media!

Your channel and story just give me so much motivation and puts things into a new perspective. I am so inspired by your hard work and just great content you post. Keep it up :)

Congrats Vanessa! Quick question, are you re-investing that money into your business or using it as personal income?

Love the vulernability you have shown here. Great video. Protect your dreams from haters.

Thanks for this video. You're amazing and I'm going through my own story right now. I quit my job about 3 weeks ago but started my business plan since October. Nothing fruitful yet but I have confidence and hope to meet you one day when we both get bigger. Thanks for being genuine, honest and brave.

Any new YouTubers that would like to support?

I came across your channel a few weeks ago and it has just been so inspiring, practical, and real. Thank you for pursuing your dream and encouraging me to keep pushing toward mine.

Been doing this 4 years and not even close to what you're earning, I'm in the wrong business.

Soooooo happy I ran into your channel!!! You have an awesome, trusting vibe

Loved the end when you took down all the stickies of goals you completed! For me I write 3 goals each month on my notes app and then add stickers and screen shot it and use it as my phone background so I see my goals daily without even needing to think about looking at them. It’s very motivational! I limit it to 3 a month so I don’t get overwhelmed and I try to make goals that are doable in that time frame. Thanks for the great content! I’m hoping to go full-time on YouTube in the future. I’ve reached 45k subs in a year and a half and I’m proud of that but dreaming bigger!

Can someone do people like me favor, where in this half hour is the actual advice? Timestamps? thanks.

you are soo genuinue .

I relate sooo much to the video u made in September lol I literally just quit my job bought a car and started driving for uber/lyft to help myself save to start my own business... so many people have been doubting me and told me it was a bad idea and it won’t work out and saying I will go back to my old job and someone actually laughed in my face and said “that’s not a full time job” so I told myself that is my motivation to be successful so in the near future I hope to pull up in my Mercedes and say hello to people who did believe in me and show the people who doubted me that they were wrong and that nothing is impossible!!

The day I quit I had a breakdown and was sobbing because everyone was treating me as if I was stupid and was making a mistake so I just can’t wait to be successful and prove to myself that I can do anything if I truly give it a shot

Excellent video, good luck on your journey. Look pretty when crying, lmao. By the way, you should get this video some adds, $$. Great content to let go in blank. you're a business mentor...who hired a business mentor... to help with your business... I'm seriously not trying to be a hater, I just don't understand.

You’re so inspiring!!!

Thanks for sharing! Overcoming your fears of the haters definitely helped us out!!

This is great. You know, there are always going to be haters NO MATTER WHAT! Good for you! You're doing a great job and keep going!

I am 31 and this was inspiring. Thank you!

Howdy from Toronto and huge congratulations to you Vanessa!!! I too quit my job on December 28th and am going full steam ahead in my own business. You've got a great mindset and your success will continue to grow. Keep up the great work!

Congratulations on your success. This was very inspiring! I'm already hooked on your videos, Thanks for sharing such valuable information and giving us great content.

Thank you so much for this inspiring video! you are your biggest support system is the honest can be hard to work for your goals, but as long as you stay consistent and don't give up, you'll get there in time!

I'm so proud of you! I can relate to what you're saying about the feeling of choice. When I decided to quit my job, I felt very powerful to know I can say no is no. I'm proud that you're succeeding at something you love doing.

cute asian girl with financial knowledge. i've never subscribed to any one faster

Wow! Oh my word you made me cry and I must say you are amazing because you didn't give up, that really motivates me a lot because I'm having a hectic time by trying to figure out this online business stuff and YouTube, however I know so much, but have no idea where to start and fear that i might not get clients, but maybe you can help me.

Wish I could figure out how make 2k a month.

Vanessa, I just ran across your video, and congratulations on making your first $10k month! Great being transparent sharing your journey, it’s inspiring! I just started my channel on New Year’s Eve, and I know will make it too as long as I keep going :) Thanks for your valuable content!

I subscribed because you mentioned how you got rid of toxic relationships. We gotta do what we gotta do.

so vanessa what kind of services do you offer? like social media marketing with google ads, facebook ads, funnels, building websites, instagram ,etc ? where does your skillset lie primarily?

Great takeaways Vanessa (& ignore the haters, they’re on the sidelines for a reason)

Yo, your channel is very inspiring. I had to sub.

You're at 10k subscribers! Watching this video on 10K income and seeing you hit 10K subscribers is so exciting! Congrats!

I just came across your channel and immediately subscribed... I just fell in love with your personality and your truth. I want to make it aswell and I’m not going to give up, I’m not! love your videos ❣️❣️❣️

I love how you mentioned that you cut ties with the people who didn't have faith in you. My goal is to leave my 9-5 and start a YouTube travel channel full time starting in April. And when I talk about it to my friends, they stare at me with a "yeah, ok" look. It really saddens me that I can't even talk about my dreams/goals with them! But when I tell a stranger about what my plans are, they get super excited for me and start asking me questions about the logistics and then I get overwhelmed with excitement because not only is it feasible but it's empowering! I literally don't talk to my friends who are negative about what my plans are anymore. They're just Debbie Downers. your video! I'm so glad I found you!

damn i just love you...this is directed to me

Great story Vanessa, I really enjoyed it. I also left my 9-5 as a petroleum geologist and opened my own business (A photo & Video Production Company). I also started a YouTube channel and was super nervous about it...hahaha. It is great to see others to go through a very similar journey and struggles. Keep going at it!!! When feeling low I watch YouTube videos and talk to my community and that always gives me motivation to keep at it :) P.S. I also graduated top of my class and it was so funny when you mentioned it. It's like you are my spirit twin across the

Thank you Vanessa for sharing these moments and doubts that most women f us are not strong enough to share. It helps

Great job hard work goes a long way!

Keep up the amazing work Vanessa. You are a RockStar.

Love it! Swiped up on Erin’s story and recognized I already watched some of your videos yesterday. Love your motivation, great content. Keep it up

Wow I'm so glad I found you. I'm so excited for the next video. It's exactly what I'm looking for

I've been a fan of yours since the start Vanessa and I could tell the world really was yours for the taking! I can hardly wait to continue to see your amazing climb. Congratulations!

Hi Vanessa! Thanks so much for sharing your journey. It is always so fascinating for me to hear how other people achieve their goals. I feel like I'm in similar shoes as you, trying to grow businesses on the side to leave my corporate lifestyle. I am still holding on to my 9-5, but very much believing that I will escape this year. It's also really amazing how quickly your channel grew in just half a year! It takes a lot of people much longer than that. Keep up the awesome videos :)

when you coach someone, what are you actually teaching them? Like are these people that are stuck in their 9 to 5's learning how to build funnels and shopify stores or is it more theory based on what the possibilities are out there?

Get of my recomendet . I dont want to see you scaming idiots !

New video coming out tomorrow. Dont help me. Would you not?

Go girl!!!! Congrats for this amazing goal!!

Wow, young lady, you're such an inspiration even for an older lady like me. You're so smart and articulate! Your content is not just so inspiring but also so relevant for many who wants to improve their lives. Thank you

That clip though! I needed that, thanks for sharing.

Congratulations and thank you for sharing. Very inspirational. I curious. How does one find a Business Mentor? Maybe you can make a video on how you found yours.

New subscriber! Loved this video and your channel! This is a great place for people to come & find motivation and courage. Thank you for this

Like number 800 is super inspired!!!

Congratulations on your achievement...well done.... thank you Vanessa for sharing this...lm so glad that l found you...feeling the low points and the struggle is so real...l have felt this way on many times...l have been ruthless with who l let in too...l feel you need to have people that believe in you that is so key...again thank you for sharing...

First off, congrats that's really awesome. I've been thinking a lot about starting a YT channel and relate to what you're saying and your experiences (graduated with a business degree as well, now working part time at a bar to support the business I'm trying to build - extremely ironic because just last night I was sweeping the patio that had cigarette butts lol). But secondly, PLEASE get a Facebook Pixel onto your website ASAP. Even if you have no idea how to advertise via FB & Instagram or you don't think you need it yet, get it on there and start collecting data. It will be absolutely priceless when you get around to scaling your business and trying to grow. I hope you see this and do it!

Unbelievable! I celebrate with you. I messaged you on IG, so you know I'm a fan. I've watched you go from 5500 subscribers to 10,000 in less than 2 weeks, and now this... You have me so pumped up! Way to go!

Any small youtubers that want to support each other? Please subscribe to my channel and i will subscribe back. Lets grow together

Congrats Vanessa! I can relate so much and I am now so inspired. Thank you so much for sharing your story authentically.

You are giving me a huge lesson. I'm 24 and this comes to me in the EXACT perfect moment. I just can tell, I admire you so much. Please, don't stop.

Girl I haven't even finished watching the video because there's just so much I want to comment on!! What you did is what so many of us don't have the courage to do, so thank you for being real and vulnerable and showing so many of us out there that we're not alone in envisioning something greater for ourselves whether or not our peers or family can see it!

You are amazing and inspiring girl!!! Keep making those dreams come true!! I will be filming my first official YouTube vid this weekend thanks in large part to your inspiration and motivation!!! Especially on the FB page i am a part of, you rock!!!!

Really relatable video. This one hit home for me and has me inspired to start getting to work on my personal dream business. Thank you for sharing!!

wow congratulations ... keep doing your thang

Congrats on your 10k Month , That's my GOAL for my business And also Thank you for your honesty and letting us look into your journey , I have had many days feeling like you did in September.

Hope you’re monetizing your videos as well so you get paid!!!!

CONGRATS!!!! So happy for you! I am rooting for you. Thanks for giving me tips on my instagram page too.

i discovred you for about 10 days ago, and you had just under 3k, now you have over 10k. Well done!

The title totally had me expecting something else... but CONGRATS!

I'm working 7 to 4 schedule, I need to get out of this cycle. I know I have so much to offer, so much life in me. But it's hard in the position I am. Just bought a house with my wife, and need the income. But this won't stop me. I will get just to where you got. I have confidence in me and your video gives me a good boost. Since I feel alone too. Family, friends and wife are also afraid and with a lot of doubts of my dreams. But I have to make them real and live off it. Thanks for your inspiration and energy boost I needed. Hugs.

VANESSA. My sister (Kirsten) and I are watching this together, looking at each other in shock each time we exclaim, "OMG our stories are the same!" Thank you so, so much for your honesty and incredibly helpful content. You are a huge inspiration to us! Btw, when I say our journeys are the same, this is exactly what I mean: 1. Friday, April 13th, 2018 was my last day in my $75K/yr corporate job 2. I started freelancing online & cleaning houses part time. As you were picking up cigarette butts, I was cleaning toilets thinking, "I was in the top 1% of graduates in my business school class. And now this. wow." Like you, I was determined to make this into a "look how far I've come" story instead of a "look how far I fell" story. 2. Kirsten & I spent the summer slowly starting to build a coaching practice as we participated in trainings/certifications 3. We invested all our savings in business mentors from late summer to the end of the year 4. When you were crying through the hard times in September, we were doing the exact same thing then and through more pits and peaks that came throughout the fall 5. Just like you, we had to let go of some friendships and stick our ground as we had to resolve to only let in people who would support our dream 6. FINALLY, we celebrate with you as January was our breakthrough month as well!! 7. (ok I'm almost done with the creepy similarities...) $100K is the exact same amount that we have on our 2019 vision boards haha. We are aiming high right alongside you!! Thank you so much again for your honesty! It encouraged us so much to know that we are far from being alone! With much love and support, Kelsey & Kirsten

Very inspirational Vanessa!! "Everyone has something that makes them different" :)

this is super inspirational! i love this


Great example!

thanks so much for putting that clip in there

So happy for you Vanessa, I know the feeling when you achieve something which you set a goal for. This is great! Congrats and can't wait for you to reach your another goal.

Don't consume, but produce social media. Social Media is totally advantageous for entrepreneurs if used wisely! In business, we don't have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is, how well we do it. Social media is no longer a subset of the internet. Social media is the internet. It is only by recognizing all of the benefits delivered by social media marketing that the complete value of these efforts can be understood. This is one of our main strategies in our business marketing. I just wanted to share this with you guys. :D We own a cookie shop business in our college town. When we first started it, we were living in our car with very little direction, just a huge passion to be successful. We just graduated college as well. We started a cookie shop out of a local bagel shop in their off hours at night. We were living in our car in the parking lot of the shop at the time with my boyfriend, Bran. It was a crazy experience but it worked! We became a success! And how we have our first storefront location (a second launching soon!) We started it to fund a year long backpacking trip around the world and to be successful while living the life of our dreams.

I really feel this..especially what you said from 12:42 - 15:00 , not everyone can see what we can...but we have to keep going to make that vision into reality. I'm glad someone else feels that way..

Great to see some fellow Vancouverites finding success online & on youtube! Congratz!!

Darling, you are amazing! I wanted to cry with you during that clip you shared. You're very brave to take this step in life and face the risks involved.

So lovely

Tysm for sharing your journey!

ironically you have 10k subs

I love your determination!!!!

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