In 2009, I had just moved to LA and was switching from being a web designer to my new social media marketing business. I quit web design because I had hit a ceiling – I saw that with my old model, I was putting a cap on how much my business could grow.
I was serious about making some big changes – building the foundation for something that could grow into a multi-million dollar business and run without me.
Enter: Marie Forleo.
When I first saw Marie onstage at a conference in late 2008 I thought – yes! This is the mentor I’ve been looking for. This is someone who understands me and what I’m trying to achieve.
Turns out my gut feeling was right.
A few months after we met, I wrote Marie a Big Fat Check to teach me everything she knew about business. The experience was transformational enough that I wrote the same Big Fat Check the next year. When something works, I stick with it!
But by the second year our relationship had changed – we went from being mentor/mentee to being peers and close friends. We taught each other and constantly talked about problems in our industry.
Why was no one telling the truth about what it really takes to be successful online? Why are people acting like it’s some big mystery? And more importantly, why have we had to go to scammy conferences to learn about online marketing?
After a long incubation period, we came up with the first iteration of Rich, Happy & Hot B-School in 2010. Business school for making it big online. We poured our hearts and brains into the project – everything we had both learned about quickly building mega-successful online businesses from scratch.
We went on to teach B-School together in 2010 and 2011 when I left the project. Why did I leave? Basically it was a side project that turned into something much, much bigger. (At this point I don’t think the word “phenomenon” would be an exaggeration.) I was giving it side-project time while I ran my main business, and that just wasn’t working anymore. B-School was really Marie’s to bring forth into the world.
Since I left B-School, Marie has refreshed, recreated and made the school more and more effective each year. The success stories of the women that go through B-School leave me in awe. With B-School, it’s so clear that Marie is in the zone – the message comes through loud and crystal clear. This is a program that changes lives.
While I’m no longer an active part of B-School, it remains one of my proudest accomplishments. To see something that you helped to create become larger than you is one of the coolest, most incredible experiences I’ve ever had. I’m not a mom but this must be a little taste of how parents feel watching their children grow into adults that can thrive without them.
And that’s why I’m writing this post telling you about B-School.
B-School is a catalyst. B-School is a multiplyer. I think B-School is so game-changing that I’m throwing in my own best-selling program for free to try and get you to enroll!
If you have ever wished for the step-by-step guide to making it big online – B-School is it.
So go forth and B-School! I’ll see you there.