In 1992, Milana stepped off a plane from Kiev, landing in New York. She had a music teaching degree and had taken a 90-day crash course in English. She had begun her American dream and was ready to take on whatever came her way. All she knew about America was what she gleaned from Soviet newspapers from the 1980s, so she was in awe of the new world and its wonders.
Milana was giving piano lessons, charging $6 an hour when she realized that this wasn’t going to feed her family, so she decided to go to college and earned a bachelor’s degree in computer programming. Armed with that degree, she was ready for success.
After writing and selling 3 e-books, Milana discovered coaching. She quit her job, became a work-at-home Mom and studied marketing and built a career and phenomenally successful business for herself, publishing her first print book, Coaching Millions, hosting the world’s very first telesummit, creating Recurring Revenue Revolution live event, developing almost 30 various business courses, started and sold a software company, and co-founded JV Insider Circle.
She was so busy working that when she surpassed seven figures, she didn’t even notice it. It didn’t make me feel any happier or more successful. Angels didn’t sing, the seas didn’t part, and a rainbow didn’t appear. She was always busy, often tired, and even began having panic attacks, which were absolutely scary and debilitating. So instead of celebrating, she decided to sell her business and take a sabbatical.
During that time, she discovered that in the last three years she was operating a very successful, but wrong kind of business for her. She was ready for a different business and a different way of doing things.
Simplicity Circle was born out of seeing how growing a business can cause stress, anxiety, and frustration and take away from happiness and peace. And from profitability. Simplicity does not mean “simplistic” or “playing small” or “settling for less.” Simplicity means trusting your inner guidance and creating a business that is a full expression of you. A business that is fully aligned with who you are.
TUNE IN to this episode as Milana chats with Steve, Mary and Richard about reinventing simplicity and how simplicity is your biggest growth strategy.
In This Episode
1 – She came from the Ukraine @ 19, learned English and got a degree; Everybody is an immigrant; From welfare to her dream home; The panic attacks set in and she sold her portion of the business
2 – Can you be an entrepreneur without a business?; She had nothing left!; The answer was a sabbatical; What is simplicity?
3 – The pressures of reaching a 7-figure income; Start with being grateful; Simplicity comes from your business being in alignment; There’s no shortage of advice on the internet