Dave Lukas Chats with Megan Yelaney
188: Pretty Awkward, An Interview with Rising Entrepreneur Superstar, Megan Yelaney
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Megan Yelaney. Megan graduated valedictorian of San Diego State Business School in 2009. By 2012, she had started a network marketing business that wasn’t really making money was waiting tables in-between acting gigs and background work on film and television. She was barely making ends meet.
But, in just a short time, about a year, she turned everything around and created a million dollar business. How?
I’ve asked Megan to come on the show and tell her story of how she went from waiting tables and acting gigs to million-dollar entrepreneur – and teach you how you can do the same.
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Megan was not an overnight success. It took her some time. When she graduated, she did the exact opposite of being practical and using her degree. She went to LA to pursue her dream of acting and fell into network marketing naturally because she was a user of the products. She didn’t treat like a business.
For 1.5 years she treated it like a hobby and made a little bit of money. But then, she had the moment where her life changed. She was at a conference for the company seeing all of these people having so much success and making huge amounts of money and they were no more talented than her. She realized she was sitting on a goldmine and decided to get serious. She committed deeply to personal growth and development. This helped her to better believe in herself and started her taking action.
After a year, she was able to quit all her side jobs and soon after made over 6-figures and became top 50 in the company. But, she felt she had a calling to do more and could be more. She felt she had so much more to offer. It was at this time that company changed from physical products to more digital products and it cut her income almost in half. She decided in 2017 to go all in and start her own coaching and training business.
It was very humbling.
But within just two years, she now has a run rate of over $1 million for 2020.
Why do “pretty” and “awkward” have such big meaning for you?
What were the actions you took to succeed and what do you teach others to do to succeed?
At the 16 min mark, Megan talks about she uses content in her business and the actions she takes with it….
What do you find that works when it comes to content?
Any other thoughts on how to get high tickets clients?
At the 37 min mark, Megan talks about building teams and what helped her to do so in network marketing…
Other lessons learned from building a high level network marketing business that translate to your business today?
What has your work in acting and film taught you that translates to entrepreneurship?
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