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GIVE THEM A HELL YES EXPERIENCE THEY CAN’T WALK AWAY FROM!

When I began in online business, long before I even knew or considered the idea that I was in online business, long before I ever heard the words ‘internet marketing’, back when I was just a blogger who accidentally ended up creating a multiple 6-figure income by selling all $99 and under online courses and the like, I had no strategy or sales plan except for that I wanted people to have an awesome time being part of my community –

And I wanted to feel certain that I was sharing EVERY possible thing I could about what worked for me, and what I did, so that they too could change their bodies and change their lives.

The only other focus or intention that I really had with it all, both for me and my girls (as I called them), was that the whole thing had to be FUN, a genuinely happily connected community, a place where everybody wanted to be!

My business at the time was fitness, I was about rapid fat loss and body transformation for DRIVEN women who knew they could have it all, but my real message and passion was of course the same as it is now:

I wanted to work with driven badass women who knew they could have it all, and were willing to do what it takes to make that happen!

Why? Because that’s who I am baby, and I like hanging out with women who do life similarly to how I do. Namely, with no excuses and no regrets, and DEEPLY driven by soul purpose!

The change your body side of things was just the surface stuff. Sure, I taught on nutrition, and on working out, most of my offers in my first few years online were to do with having a bikini body, or a flat stomach, or getting lean, also a few thrown in around emotional eating, and self-belief and the like, but that was just because my career at the time was Personal Trainer. I hadn’t yet figured out that I could just be me, and that that was enough. And, also, of course – I was passionate about fitness. I still am! I just acknowledged some years back now that that doesn’t mean it’s what I’m here to teach.

Back in the early days of my online journey (which started with a homemade little website-in-a-box and then blog in 2006), whether I was in person with people in the gym or whether I was posting pics and posts on ‘this is how I eat’, and ‘this is how I train’ on Facebook, and even when I was running my signature Look Great Naked Bikini Body Bootcamp, REALLY my whole underlying message, and what I was passionate about preaching and teaching on, was the same as it is now:

You have one life to live. It’s THIS ONE RIGHT HERE. Everything you feel inside of you is real, available, available for YOU, available NOW! You CAN live a life of purpose, passion, flow, and fulfil your destiny, but if you want it, if you want ALL of it, then you have to be willing to do what it takes, no matter what it takes, until it takes, and then keep going!

In other words –

Life is Now. Press Motherfucking Play!

A few things have changed over the years, I have a website and online presence a little fancier than that first homemade blog (not too much fancier mind you!), and of course I’m no longer known for fitness, and now my business makes hundreds of thousands per month instead of per year, and I guess I have a few offers that cost more than $99 – although plenty of super low cost stuff still, it’s always been my fave! – but really?

Nothing has changed at all.

I’m still just that girl who wants to inspire, motivate, educate and empower you to live your life according to your values, and say yes to your soul!

It’s always been about that for me, whether I’m using fitness or business or anything else as a way of presenting the message the message itself remains unchanged.

I suspect that if you’re honest with yourself, you’d find that for you too the message is UNCHANGING AND ALWAYS WILL BE.

Here’s what did change though, somewhere along the way, and where I’d say I royally screwed it up … if I believed in screwing things up, which I don’t, because I know that EVERY choice I make is for my learning and growth, as well as the greater good of myself and of others, and certainly that shows itself to be true!

What changed –

Was that somewhere along the way I learned about internet marketing.

About making money online.

And about the rules.

It’s not the first time I’ve told this story, if you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know that this is old news!

– Knew nothing about anything, was one of the first ones selling online courses and such, figured it all out myself just by building an awesome community and listening to them, and focusing on providing KILLER (and fun!) value
– Made multiple 6-figures per year online with not a single proper sales page or funnel in site; hadn’t even heard the word funnel OR internet marketing
– Freaked out that I must have fluked it and went off like a good student to try and learn how to do it properly, so I could improve on what I thought I had just ‘gotten away with’
– Imploded the whole damn thing as a result of not being me, and ended up soul-shrunken-and-shrivelled and over 145k in debt
– Finally said fuck THIS shit, and committed to just.being.me, and people could get fucked if they didn’t like it! Also swore that no matter what I would NEVER follow another so-called rule online again, I knew that when it had worked it was only and ALWAYS when I was following my own flow!
– Shot like a shooting star (with a few bumps along the way) into the multiple 7-figures a year stratosphere, with one of the highest profit margins in the industry, all by JUST being me, doing only what I love, following NO rules, working only with a soulmate community who I love, and basically ignoring EVERYTHING that the internet market-y people say to do!

What a story, huh?!

Only thing is, as is often the case, there’s been times ever since then, now and again, when I FORGET WHO I FUCKING AM, and somehow the whole ‘there’s a better way than me just being me’ mindset sneaks back up on me again.

I’m nothing if not a sucker for falling for the same stuff I warn you not to fall for! How do you think I know it’s so seductive? 

I guess what it comes down to is, we all still have that little girl or boy inside of us who doesn’t feel good enough … who feels like somebody else must be smarter and better than us … who feels like it would be just a LITTLE BIT MUCH – and perhaps too ego-centric! – to just FULLY trust that we know best!

For me, where this has shown up is not so much in the day to day way I message and create and sell online. My social media game is from soul, alignment, flow, I say what needs to be said, and I do what I can’t not!

Hence – I get killer results!

It’s more to do with the ‘building of the business machine’, that I find I have a little bit of a blind spot. It’s like I feel, that when it comes to automated emails, funnels, the automated and more ‘behind the scenes’ income side of things, that I act as though I DON’T JUST TRUST IN ME.

In other words –

I get caught up in the idea that there is a right way to do it to make it work, to make it convert better and have more people join my list.

This, it has been proven to me, categorically and also repeatedly (’cause I apparently love to learn the same lesson over and over again before I eventually get it!), is 100% certified and laminated bullshit.

It’s a simple case of forgetting who I am.

And then I remember, and tear the whole damn thing down and start again. Which is what I am currently doing, with my funnel.

Let’s take the word ‘funnel’ for a moment, and talk about what it really is and what it is meant to be –

AN AWESOME FUCKING EXPERIENCE FOR PEOPLE WHO HAPPEN ACROSS YOU ON THE INTERNET AND SAY YES TO HEARING FROM YOU.

And sure, those people may also choose, as part of that experience, to buy your shit.

Let’s talk about what it is not, and what it SHOULD not be –

Some sort of God-awful numbers-driven piece of engineering which does NOT come from your soul, and is designed with the idea that if you get every moving piece right then the peoples will give you the monies.

UGH.

But yet, I fell for it again this year!

I choose to love and accept myself anyhow, and see this for what it is –

A fabulous opportunity to (especially now I’ve awakened to it!) remember who I am and then drop deeper into that!

You know what’s SO funny to me though, relevant to this?

A few days ago, somebody in one of my courses asked how I used to do my sales, especially higher ticket sales, before people knew who I am and just messaged me to want to work with me.

At first I started to answer that, well, I did sales calls. I did it the ‘sell right’ way. (Which I now refuse to do as I know it is NOT flow, and also not needed).

And then I remembered, as I replied to her, huh, hang on –

NO.

Before I was known.

Before I had a big following, or even ANY.

Before I had a JOT of social proof.

No I did NOT do sales calls! People just EMAILED me (maybe referred by somebody, or maybe they saw a blog or one of my little ‘this is how I eat’ Facebook posts, or read a raw story of truth about my own vulnerabilities, such as binge eating), and then I told them how I could help.

And then they signed up.

My PRIVATE coaching back then was not as high-ticket as it is now, but it was still thousands, i.e. for a 12-week package.

The reason why this worked was the same reason I ‘accidentally’, without even noticing it was happening, built my not-actually-an-online-business little blog income up to 35k+ per month online selling ONLY $99 and under products back then –

I wasn’t trying to sell SHIT.
I wasn’t trying to AUTOMATE shit.
I wasn’t trying to CONVERT shit.
I wasn’t trying to GROW shit.

I was certainly asking for the sale and I was certainly rapidly and consistently building both my income and my following, but that was a product of what I WAS focusing on, which was only, and simply, this:

I had created a community, through my homemade little WordPress blog (back when people used to chat in blog comments!), and my early Facebook days, of driven badass women who I loved to hang out with and share my best truths with!

The community was what I would call a HELL YES EXPERIENCE THAT MADE PEOPLE WANT TO STAY FOREVER!

The focus of what I did was simple:

Community
Conversation
Connection

Namely – I just shot the shit, spoke about what I did and what worked for me, then, when I caught the download, I made cool shit either for an optin or to sell, I always priced it based on what my soul said, and I never did ANYTHING I didn’t want to do.

Why would I? I wasn’t TRYING to make millions online. I was EXPECTING to, I knew it was coming, but since I knew it was coming, why would I focus on it? It was already coming, duh! I hadn’t HEARD of internet marketing, and nobody told me any rules.

So, I did what I’d always done in the gym and what made sense to me. Freakin’ HELPED people, and had a good time with them!

And then they gave me the monies.

What’s funny to me, I mentioned it being funny before, is how frequently, at this ‘lofty’ stage of my online journey, I have to remind myself to just return to the stuff I did before I knew anything!

The whole damn thing is really just a game of remembering …

Before I knew anything, I just created an awesome community and experience for people, it was super fun, I gave EVERYTHING away and then sold on top of that, sold whatever felt cool and helpful to me, and even my early funnels were simply an extension of that.

It was all and ONLY about the experience, and killer content to help people. This made me a lot of money, and it really did feel ‘accidentally’, it just kind of happened. BECAUSE THE MONEY WAS AN EXPECTATION BUT NOT WHAT DROVE ME, AND NOT MY FOCUS. 

Then I learned how much I didn’t know and forgot who I was, and repeated that cycle a few times, in certain areas!

And then?

Well then of course I remembered.

And now here I am, remembering again. Once again tearing fancy shit down (in my funnel) in order to go back to basics, back to the way I did biz before I knew anything. Back to what has ALWAYS worked, which is following soul and flow, and being of service. Back to making EVERY part of my business simply a hell yes experience you don’t wanna walk away from! Not just for YOU, by the way, but also because the other bores and saddens me to tears.

And I wonder –

I just wonder, don’t you?

What would happen if you did the same?

You’ve always known.
You still know.
And there’s not a single thing outside of you which will work better than you just trusting in what you know –
And letting it show.

📷: one of my first (and homemade!) websites. Back before I knew I was in online business!

Don’t forget –

Life is Now. Press Play.

Kat x

P.S.

Rebel.
Upstart.
Fuck the system; screw the rules.
Won’t do what they told me.
Too much.
Unreasonable.
Ridiculous.
Unprofessional.
Crazy!

Should I go on? I could, but I think you get the picture.

You’re the one who is not only not like the other PEOPLE, you’re also not like the other entrepreneurs.

They, they actually think they’re different; non-conformists?! Don’t make me laugh. You and I both see it as it is:

They just wanna be told how to build a pretty little website and a pretty little social media page or three and a pretty little online product or course and get their pretty little headshots and do a pretty little pre-scripted dance all over the internet so that other equally pretty fucking bland and boring and same same-y peoples pay them money,

And they can all sit in a pretty little womans circle together patting each other linking elbows and stroking each others hair and singing Kumbaya as the sun sets over another day of sinking ever deeper into the unremarkableness that is their lives.

They are the ones who are not only willing to jump through hoops, they also want to build more hoops for other people; they want to perpetuate the hoop jumping life and their whole sales pitch is basically some version of “I will help you to have a better and shinier hoop, come see!”

lolol

BUT REALLY.

Meanwhile, you –

You’ve tried the hoop-jumping life, maybe more than what you care to admit. And, whilst you’ve nothing against sitting around with other ladeez and stroking each others hair, you and your girls; the real ones?

You don’t exactly fit in in the typical woman’s circle.

You don’t feel at home with the pretty-preneurs, not even on the internet let alone in real life.

You don’t actually GIVE a fuck about having all your shit perfect,

Polished,

And just so –

And the idea of having sales and marketing and content processes which you have to systematically pre-plan and then work through and endlessly join dots with?

Makes you want to hurl.

Sure –

You’ve bought in at times to do the idea that maybe you DO gotta do it as they say.

An automated webinar, perhaps?? Facebook ads which carefully and smartly tell the world who you are and how you can help? A sales plan proven and tested by the greats. The gradual sinking slow decline of your soul, your joy, your dreams, and even your pussy as everything within you that once knew she could HAVE IT ALL AND DO LIFE HER WAY SLOWLY DRIES,

WITHERS TO NOTHING,

AND DIES?

Sure –

Why not

And look.

It’s not that any of these things are bad or wrong. Maybe right now you’ve got to a certain point by playing by the rules … kind of. Following what ‘logic’ suggests you do. Breaking free here and there with wild little jaunts into over the top madness, noticing how THAT lights you up and also how people respond to it … but ultimately continuing to go back to trying to find the right fucking system to get you to where you want to go,

Because this thing of trying to just be you interspersed with trying to get it all right and make it work, well –

It’s God damn tiring –

But also, in the end, if we’re going to be black and white about it, it hasn’t got you to where you want to be!!

You KNOW you should be making SO much more money.

NOW.

With consistency, and yeah, while of course of COURSE you’re down for doing the work, you also feel like it SHOULD be a lot easier, more flow

And you know that you know that you know that you’ve still not let out the most unrestrained and fully expressed side of you!

– The you they can’t look away from
– The you they are MAGNETIZED by
– The you who automatically commands a huge freakin’ following, and sales to match it

You know who I’m talking about –

THE MILLIONAIRE REBEL YOU!

Starting January 18th!

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The revolutionary fucking leader who tears SHREDS off of normal every damn day before the rest of the world has barely sipped its coffee!

Who is FULLY unleashed in what she says, how she shows up, how she does business, how she does life.

Who does not give a fuck about following rules! Or sales systems! Or strategies! Who can and will do what works for HER, and if it happens to resemble other ways people build an audience and make a fuckload of money online, cool, and if not, so what! That is not the point! The point is –

She knows what works for her.
She backs herself unapologetically.
She DOES it.

And she gets the damn results. The BIG results. The CONSISTENT results. The FUCK yes results, not just with money but with the VIBERY of it all.

Imagine …

Waking up every day and KNOWING you have crushed the day before it already begun because THAT IS WHO YOU ARE AND HOW YOU ROLL!

* Your shit sells (at any and all price point)
* Your creativity and inner ideas machine flows endlessly (you always know what to put out into the world and that when you speak people PAUSE EVERYTHING AND LISTEN, whether it is with free content and shenaniganery or with your paid stuff)
* You don’t even have to think about low end or high end or how to take people through a value ladder or some such bullshit, the value ladder is YOU CONTINUING TO BE YOU, and the more that you DO you the more people just take themselves through whatever it is you’re offering!
* It is easy, natural, fun, and OBVIOUS how to build your automated income, funnels, the ‘cash machine’ side of your business.
* In fact the whole damn thing feels fun and easy and like you’re just being you (the full on you, the too much you, the rebel you, the fuck all of ’em THIS IS WHAT I STAND FOR AND NOW I’M GONNA TELL YOU you!),
* and at the same time you have the DEEPLY grounded and certain knowledge that the way you’re doing it, hot mess and chaos vibes and all, is WORKING. PS – the reason you feel certain of this is because your bank balance and soulmate audience and their feedback reflects it, not bc your spirit guides told you it’s coming

All of this is ALREADY available to you.

It is who you are and what you were born for.

You did not come here for normal!

You are one of the truly crazy ones, who has something inside of her that will leave the world BREATHLESS –
and allow her to make millions and impact millions –

BUT NOT IF SHE CONTINUES TO DO BUSINESS AND LIFE BY TRYING TO SOMEHOW BE A NON-CONFORMIST WHO CONTINUALLY CAVES AND CONFORMS.

For this to work,

REALLY work, like next next NEXT level $ and life flow work,
you’re going to need to FULLY turn your back on the idea that your breakthrough is waiting on the other side of you adjusting, filtering, compromising, playing the game the way the other entrepreneurs are playing it, or worrying about what the fuck your social media looks like!

What you’re going to need to do is simple:

FLICK THE DAMN REBEL MILLIONAIRE SWITCH BABY.

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All in on madness.
All in on crazy.
All in on chaos.
All in on the TRUE epic awesome ridiculousness and too much-ness of YOU.

REBEL MILLIONAIRE

Starting January 18th!

For those who were born to run the damn thing,

To turn the world on its head and dance on top of it,

And who are ready to do just that.

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