Growing up, Christine Camm was told that she was going to be a  secretary and a mother. Sadly, she was told by parents and teachers that she would never amount to anything else. But, by learning French and getting a Master’s in teaching (and ultimately teaching the language to the very teacher who shut her down so many years ago), she proved them all wrong.  Since then, Christine moved to the South of France to live her dream of a truly French life. Through her membership site, Simply French, she transforms French learners into self-confident speakers.  Today, Christine joins the podcast to share the story of how she discovered her gift in spite of a total lack of support from her family and teachers, how learning a new language gives you the freedom and power to break away from social constraints, and why the membership model allows people to truly be themselves.

Key Takeaways

  • How Christine used the French language and lifestyle to free herself from the challenges and setbacks she faced as a child. 
  • Why Christine doesn’t think of herself as a product – and how the membership site model allows her to connect authentically with others like her. 
  • How Christine turned her experience as an educator into a valuable, informative membership site.
  • What Christine did when her first launch only brought in three people. 
  • Why launching a membership site helped Christine achieve personal and financial growth – and how she passes the same feelings on to others.

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Memorable Quote

  • “I was a little girl that came from nowhere, was going nowhere, and was a nobody. That was drilled into me. My dad always used to say, ‘Little girls should be seen and not heard.’ I was the silent child. I was a shadow. I seriously believed I was nothing. Then French came into my life. As soon as I opened my mouth and spoke in French, I felt like I was another person – totally entering another world. That’s the spark that keeps me going right now.” – Christine Camm
  • “I want to show people that when you’re learning a language, you can do anything.” – Christine Camm

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Shelli Varela

When you reframe your inner story, you reframe what’s possible. This is the mantra of our host, Shelli Varela who achieved incredible success, blazing a trail to become a fire captain, author, TED speaker, and host of The Yes Effect on Entrepreneur's list of 48 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs. Today, she uses the same approach to show people how to magnetize their message to achieve their dreams, and discover how they can make a BIGGER impact.

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