With the global pandemic shutting down schools, I suddenly found myself with an 8 year old trying to now home school and run my full time business, while dealing with the emotional disappointments of a cancelled vacation to show my son the Grand Canyon and visit Grandparents in Arizona, TEDx cancelling their live event to 6000 viewers for which I was selected (a dream come true), and cancelling an event I spent 2 months promoting and was projected to make income for the next few months. Not to mention, after spending a quarter honing down on various marketing strategies to focus, I decided to double down on live speaking engagements, hiring a coach for several thousands to train me on selling high ticket programs from the front of the stage--which, well, wasn't exactly going to happen now. Yes, I freaked out. Felt loss and disappointment. Wasn't clear how or whether to pivot because frankly, virtual webinars just aren't the same kind of impact as speaking to a room of real people.
On the flip side, my coaching business has always been 100% virtual, my remote team members were cool with lowering hours, going project by project for commissions, and I was able to cut down to a very lean overhead.
As a mom having worked full time from home the last 6 years while traveling 9 weeks out of the year for business and personal adventures to Tibet, Nepal, and India--and now with a husband sharing "office space," I definitely honed my time and project management know how.
I realized that I've weathered the 2008 recession in my first business as a financial advisor and coming out strong to sell my business for double it's worth gave me courage this too shall pass.
The good news is we are all in this together. Without further ado.
Here are 3 Ways to Be Happy Working Remote from Home to help you create more rhythm and flow at home, where you will learn how to utilize health, home environment, and home schooling to maximize your daily energetic flow while staying safe and healthy serving your clients and those you love.
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Anna S. Choi, Conscious Business Coach, empowers the next generation of global business leaders to focus their energy, create more time freedom, and find peace amid chaos. She’s igniting a Presence Movement of quadruple bottom line based companies who care about people, planet, profit, and presence.
As a broke art student with no money, connections, or experience, she built and sold her first business, InsideOut Investing, a socially responsible financial planning practice, tripling her net income and grossing six figures by age 25 but was burned out and looked for ways to grow with ease and flow. A decade later, Anna helps her clients unleash their business brilliance, by replenishing and refocusing their energy, scaling their community impact. Learn more at www.annasunchoi.com
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