Burnt out, exhausted, frustrated, resentful, guilty, and hunted.
I was making just enough money from teaching writing, but I was exhausted all the time, and I had stopped working on my own writing so I could keep up with the teaching demands. I began to feel resentful of my students. Worse than that, I began to feel "hunted" by them just because they loved working with me. This was the worst feeling, the guilt, because I actually love teaching writing. I felt guilty about betraying my own work; I felt guilty about betraying my students.
B-School taught me how to run a business built on love and connection. I learned how to create a life and a business that must always respect my soul and creativity as well as the souls and creativity of my students.
Here are a few of my big “aha’s”:
Since launching my digital program in December 2012, I have converted my teaching into a 44K passive income stream. On top of that, I freed up my time and energy and have started writing again. This is huge. My husband and I now have the time, money, and freedom to travel. Since B-School 2011, we've lived in Whistler BC, Hawaii, and California. We've travelled to Mexico, Chicago, Florida, and Arizona, managing the business online everywhere we go. It's been a dream year.
The most unexpected change in my life since B-School is my health. Before, I wasn't sleeping well and even though I am a health-conscious vegan, I had gained weight that seemed impossible to lose.
Enchanted, free, empowered, grateful, calm, connected, and healthy.
Marie's B-School is the real thing. It's not just about making money (although that's necessary to business, and part of it). It's a course about how to live and work with integrity. I am so grateful to have experienced Marie's authenticity and 24K gold heart.
For years grads told us how B-School changed their lives, not just their businesses. We decided to document and share their experiences through this collection of interviews and videos.
“My business partner and I have young children at home. We really wanted...”
“The people in B-School are what really makes B-School. The teaching is...”