The moment I knew - Natalie Tolhopf - Business Coach


The moment I knew

It was Christmas Eve 2015 and I had just finished shifting a 10-story campus to a new premise across town.

I had a 2 year old, a 6 year old and a working husband at home…Waiting.

They had worn the brunt of the work chaos I had bought home each day for the past year.
The stress of the move, the logistics, let alone the zero budget and then the day to day operations of an education business…well it had taken its toll.

I arrived home and they were all sick with an awful tummy bug. Christmas was cancelled, as was the weekend before for my brothers xmas BBQ…the whole family was there except me.

On Christmas Eve I received an email from my boss… All it said was “Thank you”.

There was never another acknowledgement, gift or gesture. For me it was the moment I knew it was time to leave.

The moment I knew I had to be my own bossTo work for myself. To go full in.
The literal blood, sweat and tears needed to come back into my creation and impact the world.
But put more simply….My family.

That was the moment I knew …There was no perfect time. No right financial time only the right ‘mental’ time.


There are some great ways to shift your biz dream or side hustle into a full-time, profitable business. Let’s look at some.

Firstly you need to understand:

1. That it will take at least 2 years before you start to bring in consistent money into your household. How bloody refreshing is it to hear that! Because at least you can not beat yourself up and then celebrate when it happens quicker. It wasn’t until my 2nd financial year that I started making $7000.00 a month gross consistently.

2. That you don’t need to have the bells and whistles to start. Just start. Do a big brainstorm and then categorise. Then energetically do that one that makes you want to literally JUMP out of your seat.

3. Selling will be your biggest block…So start working on your money mindset. Start looking at all your money stories and pre-programming. You can have the best programme and product ever but if you suck at receiving and asking…Then money will just by pass you!


So start looking at your roadmap outta dodge and stop waiting for the next moment…That last piece of straw on the camels back. It is your time NOW and you are ready for the next step.

I am your evidence that it can be done. With grit determination and a plan. So if you are wanting the most relevant expert, coach and cheerleader…Then that is me.

Book a strategy session with me HERE

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