Hey there!  Thanks for clicking over to find out more about me!  Here’s the full scoop:

I’ve never had “normal” career aspirations. In my self-obsessed teens and twenties, I actually wanted to be an opera singer. I was very unhappy, and very broke … which was, unfortunately, kind of normal amongst my peer group!

Eventually, I figured that I should probably find a way to create income besides doing temp work when I wasn’t singing and, on instinct and intuition, I decided to go to massage therapy school. The first time I ever gave a massage, I was hooked! It felt so good to actually be helping people. I specialized in serving clients with chronic pain issues and built my first successful business as a massage therapist.

Over time, however, I became quite frustrated. Every week, I would “fix” my clients … but they never actually changed their lives! I wanted to serve in a different way. I became a yoga instructor and then received my life coaching certification, all in an effort to help people make changes from the inside out.

Life coaching introduced me to the world of online business, which I embraced. But life coaching wasn’t quite the right modality for me, and I knew it. I continued with my massage therapy business and taught a few yoga classes, and focused on my personal life.

In 2004, I was pregnant with my daughter and quit my massage therapy business. My plan was to stay at home with my new baby … and then I took a class from a friend of mine on Akashic Records reading.

It was just something I was doing for fun. But there I was, on a Friday night, feeling like the back of my head opened and I was remembering rather than learning something new. And I thought to myself: “Nooooo …. I don’t want to be a freakin’ PSYCHIC!” Seriously, did I want a career where I was going to automatically be the weirdest person in every room? No! And how was I going to explain this to my in-laws? My parents?

But I was also fascinated. Two weeks after my daughter was born, I had my first paying client.

I built my business online out of what I thought was necessity – as a new mom, I barely had time to shower, never mind go to a networking event! But as it turns out, online marketing is 100% congruent to who I am at Soul-level (I didn’t know that back then!) and my business grew.

andreadowsingsmIn 2008, my husband and I parted ways and my business took off. I was determined not to conform to the stereotype of the struggling single mom! I wanted my daughter to know what is possible in terms of income and lifestyle. Back then, my big, hairy goal was a six-figure business. By early 2009 I was making five figures a month and never looked back.

At the beginning of 2012, my average monthly income was about $25K a month … and I was stuck. I was thoroughly frustrated. I couldn’t seem to get my income much above $30K a month. It’s a great problem to have, of course … but I was still stuck! So I did what we’re told to do … I invested in myself. Heavily. In fact, I paid $100K for coaching that year.

And guess what? My income tripled. Hurray, right? Sort of. Okay, not really.

Yes, I made $750K in 2012.

But I hated my business model. My lifestyle had gone to hell in a hand basket. The long marketing cycle that goes along with live events did not suit me at all. And while I can fill a room with over a hundred people and sell six figures from the stage … I was stressed. I missed having time to myself. I loved my clients, but I was spending way too much time on the phone.

You see, following someone else’s business model will create some sort of lack, every time. Either, there’s no money. Or there’s other kinds of lack. I’ve seen it, time and again within the business coaching industry. It’s not all about the money, after all.

Don’t get me wrong, I love making money!

But I’m also fairly obsessed with TIME.

In 2013, I set about making a complete shift in my business model, back to serving clients online. It was like trying to turn the Titanic … it was slow, ponderous, and took way too long. Luckily, my ship did not sink, even though I took a bit of a hit in terms of income. I honestly did not care that I made “only” $650K in 2013 … I was reclaiming my Self, my time, and coming back to business on my own terms.

ahbalconyheadsm2Along the way, lots of people told me that I was nuts. After all, I was doing six-figure events! I was enrolling high-ticket clients! But I knew that, if I was just congruent to who I am, at Soul-level, the money HAD to show up. It HAD TO. And so, when not one but two business coaches told me that I couldn’t possibly sell a $3K ticket straight from a webinar, I simply said: “Watch me.” And discovered that making $70K from a webinar is WAY more fun than putting on a two-day live event …. for ME.

Throughout, I dedicated myself to helping clients stay congruent to themselves. I investigated further into how who we are at Soul-level translates itself into business. Time and time again, the evidence landed in my bank account, and the bank accounts of my clients. Congruence pays off!

2014 is my highest-grossing year to date already, and as I’m writing, it’s not over yet. Along the way, money miracles have occurred. For example, in August, I made $70K by sending out two emails – no kidding! It was ridiculous. This is the sort of thing that happens when we are in congruence to who we truly are.

But more importantly … I have lots of time to myself. I have the most amazing lifestyle. And, although I had to come back from being REALLY pissed off at both myself and the business coaching industry for a while, I am hugely excited that we live in a time when we can be so completely, fully, unapologetically self-expressed.

I know you’re an amazing human and Divine Being.

I know that living the Truth of who you are will result in abundance for you.

It’s not easy. Living our Truth makes us look weird (kind of like a psychic business mentor internet marketing geek … right?)

I hope to work with you soon.

To your infinite abundance,
Andrrea Hess