When I first started this blog in the fall of 2009, I had been running businesses online for 14 years. But this was the FIRST time I had put myself out there to teach others what I was doing. I still remember the struggle of, “How on earth do I break this down? I mean…. how DO I do this anyways?”
So many people were asking me every single day to teach them how I had grown my first email list in the 1990’s to over 35,000 clients in under 2 years. They wanted to know HOW did I make over $1 million dollars 100% SELF TAUGHT with my kitchenware business? HOW did I get my blog to show up on the first page of Google in just a few days after it was launched?! The questions kept coming in over and over again. Then God spoke to my heart and said these words, “If you will teach others what you’ve been doing all of these years you will not lack one good thing.”
It’s an interesting story really, my business history. My first $4.5 million in business were completely self taught. Then I got real sick, sold everything, nearly lost my life (literally!) and gave up. I thought God was mad at me, punishing me and that going into business like this, making all this money, was a sinful thing for me to do as a Christian. Never mind all the money we had poured into charitable causes, things were a mess, I was dying, it would be best to swallow this hard pill and just let it go. Surely, God was mad.