Michelle Jacobik grew up in a family of penny pinchers. When she moved out, she knew she didn’t want to live like that, spent far more than she was making, and dove headfirst into entrepreneurship to help dig her way out of credit card debt and payday loans.

Now, at Envision + Thrive Academy, she helps her fellow entrepreneurs connect their visions, cash flow, and growth. She gives them the training they need to keep their businesses fiscally healthy, build viable plans, and achieve success without creating dozens of spreadsheets.

Today, Michelle joins the podcast to share the story of how entrepreneurship became her lifeline when she needed it most, how she grew a business from $600,000 in revenue to over $12 million in sales within a year, and how to take the first step as you launch a membership of your own.

Key Takeaways

  • How maxed out credit cards, payday loans, and mounting debt led Michelle directly into the world of entrepreneurship.
  • Why so many entrepreneurs struggle to build viable businesses despite how hard they work – and the lessons Michelle learned that helped inform her membership.
  • Why Michelle sets a weekly appointment to speak with her voice of doubt to conquer her fears and lean in to her intuition.
  • How Michelle pivoted to a membership when COVID hit and her books became slammed.
  • The power of working with a great mentor as you take the first step and prepare to launch a membership.

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Memorable Quote

  • “Having a plan, not just a dream, was really a big part of the formula to success.” – Michelle Jacobik
  • “Don’t let blind people proofread your vision.” – Michelle Jacobik

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