Yes, knowledge is power and it is so hard and frustrating when so many people “don’t know what they don’t know” when it comes to childbirth and preparing for the birth of their baby.
Several years ago I was feeling particularly frustrated.
The people who came to my workshops loved the information I shared and I knew that each person would touch others. I also knew that little by little information and inspiration about birth and parenting was spreading. But little by little was still slower than I wanted – and I knew that if I wanted to reach more people to transform childbirth in even bigger ways I’d need to make a change.
My background is in education and I had not taken even one marketing or business class. While I was getting experienced in childbirth – I did not know where to begin to market my birth business. It was even hard to call my passion a “business” at that point – yet I knew I could make a living sharing my passion if only I could learn how to market online effectively. I knew that I needed help… but where?
I love how there are no coincidences in life – only incidences for which we are blessed.
All of a sudden someone wrote me and said “Debra I love all you are doing but you are not reaching even a fraction of the people you could be – I highly recommend you check out B-School an online business class with Marie Forleo.” I was busy and thought that an online class on business will not fit my needs and replied “thanks” and deleted the email.
Two days later – another person wrote me a similar message with a link to B-School, this time I clicked it and even watched a video – I loved how professional and vibrant Marie was, but I was still not sure it was for me, I was busy as a mom- being a doula and educator, making a film – my plate was so full I could not imagine one more thing on it…so delete.
A few days later Karen Brody of BOLD wrote me a very personal email about B-School, Yes – number 3 in one week all from people I admire. When the universe knocks on your door three times with the same message I knew I really should listen. Back to the web site I went and this time I began watching all the videos. I was impressed with how much free content there was and all I already took away.
When it came time to register – I had cold feet once again -thinking if I had the time…
I clearly did not have the money – this was my problem – how to afford to invest in myself and my growth. B-school is only open for enrollment once a year. It’s an 8 week class with a lifetime membership to do again and again but I literally sat at my computer in between packing for Bali to teach our Eat Pray Doula retreat with Ibu Robin Lim, and I knew I had to decide join or not – 1 hour left and I decided to take a leap of faith.
I am so glad I did as B-School has changed so much for me – this was a turning point in bringing my passion to becoming a business that is sustainable and bring more people information, pleasure and possibilities in all our lives.
Marie is once releasing her FREE videos for a short time, and they are a great gift that I hope you will enjoy.
If you feel like I do and you want to learn and grow yet need a birth business doula – I invite you to join thru my affiliate link – (personal disclaimer I do receive a fee for everyone that enrolls thru my link, but I would not invite you if I didn’t believe it’s an opportunity to rock your world in many ways). So far more than 45 birth professionals have joined B-School through my link and become part of our private Birth Your Dreams Facebook group and community where we share our joys and challenges, go thru B-school together each year as each of us continues to grow and expand our birth businesses.
You probably can already guess who is in our group as they are the ones rocking their online presence and their names and/or brand are gaining high visibility around the world.