Breakdown To Breakthrough - Coach Ebonie Allard

Ebonie's successful Virtual Assistant business led to a very Real breakdown.

Hear how that became her 'breakthrough' as she retrained as a coach to other self employed 'misfits'.

Includes great insight into building a business via social media/blogging/email list.

Saying ‘No’ to something, means saying ‘Yes’ to something else
— Ebonie Allard on learning to say 'no'
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Here’s some of the key takeaway points:

  • Work shouldn't be your whole life, don't forget the down time (besides it's actually when you'll often be most inspired!)

  • Avoid burnout, learn to say 'no'. Saying 'no' to one thing, means you can say 'yes' to something else

  • Develop your niche, it will help focus every element of your business; you'll know what your niche is, it'll be a gut feeling of passion

  • Use social media, blogging, vlogging etc to let clients and potential clients not just get to see your skills but to get to know you - people buy from people; BUT don't try doing everything at once, pick the platforms you connect with best and then grow it

  • Grow your email list - stay in communication with those who care about what you have to say

  • Don't be disheartened by not having a big email list that you're writing for - be consistent and useful and it will grow - remember, every success story had to start somewhere

  • Be deliberate about dividing up your income at source: 1)Neccesities (55%), 2)Nest egg savings, 3)Nice to have savings, 4)Having fun money, 5)Professional Development, 6)Charity

More from Ebonie

Entrepreneur Enabler

Ebonie on Twitter

Ebonie on Facebook

Useful Links

"Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth" by T Harv Eker

The Coaching Academy

The Sunday Dispatches

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