I’m Kristin Thompson, Founder of SpeakServeGrow and creator of popular programs like Rock Your Talk, Command Any Room, and The Rise Live Event.
A while back, the economy was in the dumpster and my business was right there with it.
We had tons of bills from a high risk pregnancy & hospital stay for me and our son, and then the icing on the cake, my husband got laid off. It was a scary time with a newborn baby at home.
My husband happens to be a totally brilliant network engineer.
So amazingly, in the worst job market ever, he immediately got a new job. That stopped the money leaks, but it wasn’t going to get us out the hole we were in. And I was making LESS than $30k a year before taxes, so I wasn’t helping.
I was making some critical mistakes that were holding me back.
I was speaking to groups and organizations (a great idea by the way), but I didn’t have the right strategy to convert sales. So I was getting more compliments than paying clients. Big problem.
My only “product” was a workshop.
So I’d make money selling the workshop, then I’d lead the workshop, and then my income started from ZERO again. I was scraping together each month’s revenue as it came.
And God help me if I got sick, because every part of the equation required me to be working. It made me feel like I wasn’t successful- when really I just didn’t have the right structure.
And I didn’t really know how I could be myself, care about my clients, be a good mom, and grow my business all at the same time.
It seemed impossible until a few critical shifts changed everything.