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Live Your Passion, Money Mindset

How I Went From Over 100k in Debt to Running a 7-Figure Biz, Doing What I Love

In late 2012 we sold our investment property and turned a modest profit. We told our family and friends how great it was to be able to liquidise something and come out on top but the truth is that we sold the house to stay afloat. The money was swept straight back up into debt and my business. Which was pretty much where all the money went back around that time, and for a good few years.

On the weekend someone emailed me asking for a discount on my coaching because “I must remember what it was like to still be struggling, not yet making money”.

Yeah.

I do remember.

I remember selling my house.

My car.

My pitiful portfolio of shares.

At one point even using up all the money I’d put aside for my then 3-year old daughter (which I later replaced, turns out I do have a ‘that’s enough’ barrier at some point!).

I remember increasing my credit card limit each time I knew I NEEDED to invest in the next stage of mentoring or coaching. Feeling sick to the stomach and wondering if I actually knew what the hell I was doing or if I really WAS downright irresponsible like I at times feared.

Or worse still just plain stupid.

I remember poring over bankruptcy sites, wondering if that would just be the smartest step. Going so far as to get on the phone and discuss it with the experts.

I remember the YEARS of collection notices from the tax office as I fought to make the bare minimum payments to keep me on top but yet always still behind.

I remember as a grown adult, a parent myself no less, still having to borrow money from my parents in order to cover over 30k of credit card debt, and having another 20k beyond that still accumulating interest at a rate of knots.

But then STILL investing in the next high 5-figure coach I knew I had to work with!

I remember being stuck in a car park after delivering a keynote on How to Make Money Online, unable to get my car out because I didn’t have the $17 I needed.

I remember telling my daughter no! And getting angry with her to cover my shame that I couldn’t afford to buy her the Gingerbread Man she wanted at the shopping centre. Yelling at her for always wanting treats because I literally didn’t have $2.50 that day. Telling her no! She couldn’t have a bottle of water either.

I remember pounding the streets for an hour later that day, pushing the pram of my newborn child and crying and yelling into the phone at my husband (with, not at) telling him I can’t take this anymore, I can’t do this, how long do I have to keep having faith for, how long must I fight this fight?

I’m strong and I’m resilient and I’m tenacious but I’ve been at it now for over half a decade and I’m tired.

So tired.

And I want my breakthrough and I want it on my terms.

I remember day after day after day squaring my shoulders and gritting my teeth and lifting my head up high and smiling and doing the freaking work even when I had no clue how to do the freaking work and even when I was in constant fear of how we could sustain this juggle, this always being behind, this worry that this next bill would be the one that we couldn’t pay that actually then impacted our living safety and security.

[pq]I remember doing what I had to do every damn day.[/pq]

Doing it when it wasn’t working.

Doing it when I didn’t know how.

Doing it when I’d lost all sight of why.

Doing it DESPERATELY.

Doing it even while I ‘lived’ in hospital for weeks during a complicated and at times terrifying pregnancy.

Never stopping.

Never giving myself a day off.

Never NOT having a go at putting myself, my message, my offers out there.

Having the sinking realisation eventually, that I’d actually crossed the 100k in debt mark.

And STILL continuing on.

I’m not writing this in a quest for pity or some kind of pat on the back that I got through all that and to where I am now.

But forgive me if I want to throw my computer at you and SCREAM if you ask for a discount because “I must remember what it was like”.

Again, not because I feel like I deserve some kind of special treatment because of what I’ve done, who I am, but because if you think that that sort of approach is going to get you places?

You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.

It makes me want to scream and shout and tear my hair out and then CRY, because the idea that people actually still think they can create their dream business and life with anything less than an ALL IN approach that will SUCK THE VERY BLOOD OUT OF YOU is just –

Well.

It makes me despair.

And yeah. It does make me angry as well.

I’m angry at the ME who didn’t go ALL IN with her dreams sooner and I’m angry at the YOU who says she wants things a certain way, says she can’t stand them the way they are a minute longer but then continues to run and HIDE from the real work that has to be done to create this life.

Don’t get me wrong-

Even if I didn’t now have a million dollar business that continues to grow each month and even if I was now over 200k in debt and climbing I would STILL be going.

I would have NEVER quit.

And I would have gone as far as it took.

Because, quite simply, I always DID believe. And I knew that if this was to happen?

It was ON ME.

Do I remember what it was like?

Yeah. I remember all too well. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.

But it was also the very best thing that could have happened to me – to have CHOSEN to go through all of that until I was done.

My money story is one of the messy and most convoluted out there. But I’ll bet yours is too. And if that’s the case, I want you to know –

You’re not alone.

And there is a way out.

It’s not by asking for shortcuts or discounts. But I think you knew that already.

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!

>>> https://thekatrinaruthshow.com/rebelmillionaire/

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.

>>> https://thekatrinaruthshow.com/rebelmillionaire/

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.

>>> https://thekatrinaruthshow.com/rebelmillionaire/