Just yesterday I had a great conversation with Bill Hines, a business owner in Texas who was able to score one of seven Uncovery Sessions that I offer each month.

Bill said something that profoundly touched me. He said he was ready to stop being a freelancer and become a business owner instead.

Wow. That statement is so simple and real. (And I’ll be stealing it from now on.)

One of my current clients is an incredibly smart young woman who has built a beauty product empire. She is doing something right because her product has taken off. However, even with all that success she still has fears. She worries about being taken seriously.

What do they both have in common?

They are each about to take the Big Leap. It’s the transition from bumbling along to taking ownership of your creative business.

What Kind Of Entrepreneur Are You?

You see, there is nothing wrong with being a freelancer hired to do a job in exchange for an hourly fee. For those of you who are looking for a little extra income, freelancing works great.

But for many of you it feels like you are sitting in a box that is just too small. You want to break free and shout to the world “I can do so much more!” Yet you feel limited. You may have tried a seminar, gone to a workshop, improved your craft, hired a coach… But still, you remain within the confines of something that just doesn’t fit.

So, how can you get you out of the box?

Start A Fire

Experiencing mounting pressure is one way. And there must be a lot of emotion attached to it. Bill got emotional when we spoke about his desire to build a business that can support many others working for him. Emotion is your fuel, your drive, your deep desire that has started to catch fire.

Another way is to live your purpose. You didn’t get to this point because you want to play small and safe. (If you do like safe, this group is not right for you.) You became a Creative Entrepreneur for a reason. Hint: it’s to make an impact.

Will you please do that already?

But you aren’t sure how.

Let’s Do This Together

I can help. If you have this desire then you are ready. You start where you are.  Following the five steps I have developed you may first have to learn how to turn your talent into a business. Or perhaps you are at the stage to develop your products and pricing, or build an amplification platform to become the authority in your category, or start to take a leadership role, or figure out serious automated growth strategies to blow it out of the water.

Over the next few weeks I am going to introduce to you what has been percolating in my world. I’ll start rolling out a few new programs and announce a live workshop in Austin, and much more.

Personally, I’ve been going through a massive re-evaluation over the past few months and am ready to take another Big Leap myself. I realize I am not living my purpose fully. Like you, I need to show up in a much bigger way. I want you to be on board so we can leap higher together.

Will you please head over to the Facebook group and share where you are stuck and why you are not leaping? Tell me a little or tell me a lot. My first call to action is to talk more—and I mean real, straight talk. Let’s exchange ideas, regardless of whether or not you intend to “buy” or “invest” anything at a later time. You’ll know what is right for you.

This is your first step: Awareness of what is in your way so we know how to get through it. Together.


At her lowest point, Beate Chelette was $135,000 in debt, a single mother, and forced to leave her home. Only 18 months later, she sold her image licensing business to Bill Gates in a multimillion dollar deal. Chelette is a nationally known ‘gender decoder’ who has appeared in over 60 radio shows, respected speaker, career coach, consummate creative entrepreneur, and author of Happy Woman Happy World. Beate is also the founder of The Women’s Code, a unique guide to women leadership and personal and career success that offers a new code of conduct for today’s business, private, and digital worlds. Determined to build a community of women supporting each other, she took her life-changing formula documented it all in a book Brian Tracy calls “an amazing handbook for every woman who wants health, happiness, love and success!”

Through her corporate initiative “Why Acting Like a Girl Is Good For Business” she helps companies with gender diversification training, and to develop and retain women.

If you’d like to book Beate as a speaker on New Leadership Balance or Creative Entrepreneurship for your next event please connect with me.

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