Lessons From My Dark Night of the Soul (A New Free Class)

Free webinar 12/11I recently had my first book published, called “There’s More to Life Than This.” I’m very happy about and proud of this book, and one particular message in it came through loud and clear.

To be very successful in your own business, you often have to do the OPPOSITE of what everyone else is doing.

You may have heard from me previously that this year has been one of tough transitions and painful decisions in my life and business. And I’ve learned so much from my experiences. I’ve emerged from this time with lessons that have led me to create more abundance in my business, re-ignite my passion for what I do, and create a life I love by design.

It isn’t always easy, and it’s required me to say “No” to the status quo, but it IS absolutely worth it.

Knowing I wanted to share these lessons with you, I took a deep breath and decided to create a new free training class to teach these principles.

This webinar on Thursday, December 11th is not the typical sort of webinar I do, but it may be one of the most important I’ve ever done.

That’s because there is an entrepreneurial movement occurring right now, and it’s fueled not by greed, lack and fear… but by purpose, service and love.

But it requires us to step up.

If you’re getting nudges that you may be ready and this resonates with you, I know you’ll want to be part of it.

The training is called “5 Keys to Authentic Abundance” and you’ll get solid strategies you can take action on right away to make 2015 your best year yet.

These strategies will not only have a powerful impact on you, but your clients and the world, too.

See, I believe there is something bigger and better out there for you, even if you don’t just yet. And a big part of my life purpose is to teach you how to get there.

I’m really excited (and a little nervous!) to bring you this information! Go here now to secure your spot and see more about what you’ll learn and why you want to be with us.

See you there!

My LAST EVER Get OUT There–Live! Workshop is Just Weeks Away!

brendaraveThese days, people aren’t going to the Yellow Pages to find the services and products they need, right?

And, as a business owner or aspiring business owner, you may already have a presence online–but it’s not translating to dollars and cents.

I’m holding my 3-day live event this November 13-15 just outside Philadelphia called Get OUT There–Live… and I’ll be walking you through step-by-step how to build a profitable, fun online business, be seen as a respected go-to expert, and create an irresistible online presence that makes you money 24/7 AND allows you to impact the world in a MUCH bigger way.

I’m honored to have had a successful, sold-out Get OUT There-Live! workshop the last 3 years that attendees raved about for months after it ended!

It was such a smash hit that I’m doing it again this November (for the LAST time ever!). Get all the details here: http://getouttherelive.com

I’ll be giving you everything I know about creating a strong online presence, achieving the income you deserve and getting past the fears and doubts that will try to keep you down and small along the way.

It’s YOUR time to be seen as the expert in your field. (You don’t need anyone else’s permission either, by the way. I’ll share more about that at the workshop!)

Here’s the link again: http://getouttherelive.com

I’ll “see” you there, ok?

I’m Going on Tour to See You!


I’m going on a “mini-tour” to see you! Registration is now open for my Get OUT There—Live! Tour!

What does it mean?

I’m visiting a couple of cities to teach my process for growing a business that’s aligned with your values and allows you to serve many more people… by leveraging the Internet and using authentic, engaging marketing to attract your most ideal clients and get out there in a really big way. It’s something I’ve never done before!

One of the coolest things about it?

We’re making it very easy and affordable for you to get this information! You’ll spend a half a day with me learning the most current strategies working NOW for standing out from the crowd, attracting ideal clients, rapidly growing your list and leveraging the web and social media.

For just $30 AND you can bring a friend for free.

Yep, really!

Click here to get dates and cities and register before we sell out.

The Get OUT There—Live! Tour is a full intro to my 3-day Get OUT There—Live! event, and if you feel like taking a deeper dive into learning with me, I’ll be sharing an opportunity to join me for the event at the end our half day together. (And of course, it’s totally cool if you just come to learn.)

In a nutshell, the half day session is me teaching you a powerful, step-by-step process that will shift how you handle your fears, give you permission to own your expertise and finally allow you to get out of your own way. You’ll also discover the exact tools you’ll need to reach many more of the people who need you, with ease. (This is exactly how you’ll transform your income.)

Yes, I teach virtually often, but I also love being able to serve the people who read my ezine, those I am connected with in social media, and my clients in this way face to face.

CLICK HERE for details and to register.

You will also have the chance to win a live laser coaching business makeover with me, for free. This personalized attention will get you off and running and attracting clients in a new and powerful way.

Oh, and be sure to bring your business cards for the high level networking time we’ve built in!

Will I get to meet you there in person?

Let’s get you out there in a much bigger way so you can start earning the income you deserve serving the people who need you most.

I can’t wait to see you, share a hug, and spend this time together.

Oh, and perhaps the cities I am coming to aren’t super-close to you. But I encourage you to grab your friends and colleagues and take a road trip or short flight to come to the half day. The high value content, laser coaching, networking and inspiration will be more than worth it. (And, we will fill up quickly.)

Just go here to register!

Pre-Registration for the LAST Ever Get OUT There–Live! Workshop is Now Open!


Get OUT There–Live! is a unique 3-day experience, now in it’s 4th year.

It’s a high-content, high-value experience for business leaders-entrepreneurs, small business owners and corporate business leaders who want to enjoy not only more clients, but more credibility and visibility, more referrals, more raving FANS, and more consistent income than ever before.

This exclusive “Pre-Registration” ONLY opportunity to secure your seat at the best rate expires August 15th, 2014 at midnight Eastern.

At it’s core, the purpose of this 3-day experience is to teach you not only the “brass tacks” practical (and most current) how-to of marketing in a social media world, but to show you exactly how your thoughts, beliefs and feelings guide the actions that you take (or don’t take!)

During these 3 days, I will guide you through a powerful process that will shift how you handle your fears, give you permission to own your expertise and finally allow you to get out of your own way… and of course, empower you with the tools to reach many more of the people who need you.

This life-changing event will teach you the most current, cutting edge strategies that are working NOW for standing out from the crowd, attracting ideal clients, rapidly growing your list and leveraging the web and social media.

Click here for all the details and to see a brief video I filmed for you about moving out of struggle and into a place where you can get paid for your passions.

Hope to see you there with me this November!

How to Make Savvy Decisions in 5 Simple Steps

Last year I had the pleasure of having dinner with Daymond John, founder of FUBU and judge on the hit show Shark Tank.

He mentioned that he believed the #1 skill of successful entrepreneurs was the ability to make quick decisions. 

I wholeheartedly agree that being DECISIVE will move you forward faster than anything.

Successful people take decisive action, but how do you make savvy decisions while also tapping into your intuition? Watch the video above to find out my foolproof 5 step process.

The Energy of Clutter—and How it Affects Your Business

Declutter Your Life

The phrase “cluttered environment, cluttered mind” took on a whole new meaning once I became an entrepreneur.

It became abundantly clear that clutter–and holding on to things in general—was affecting me energetically.

I decided to create space, in order for new and exciting things to fill it. Now I suggest my clients do this too.

File what you can, put things in piles or do a combination of both.

When in doubt, throw it out.

Currently in my business, we’re looking into a storage unit, for items like signage that I don’t use all year round.

I also love to use the big eight-foot whiteboard in my office instead of having loose leaf paper lying around with all my different ideas and plans.  (I used to have those everywhere.)

Office equipment can also be a clutter culprit. Can yours be upgraded or some thrown out?

In recent years I realized that I was holding onto some things that were taking up space like an old dingy fax machine I finally got rid of on Craigslist. (Donating is also an option.)

If you decide to replace items, get the best you can afford and get rid of what you’re not using. After all, the faster you can work and more efficient you can be, the more money you will make.

There’s also the matter of feeling like you’re out of sync a bit too. You want to grow a really successful business, yet you’ve got this old stuff taking up space, physically and energetically.

Take a look around your office or home or both, and size up your physical environment. What are you surrounded by?  Is it time to clean up and make room for the new?

A great place to start is to go through your closet and get rid of what doesn’t fit the person you are becoming. Even if you typically work at home in yoga pants, upgrade to nicer pairs.

Finally, are there reminders of old bad things? I had pictures around of friends I didn’t talk to anymore. I had folders in my email for old projects that I really didn’t want to be reminded of.

One day I simply put some good music on and got to work with some garbage bags. I swapped out piles of junk with nice candles or silk flowers, because those items made me feel good to see and look at. I also did a thorough organization of my computer files.

The difference in my sense of well-being was immediate. I felt renewed, clear-headed and actually excited to get to work.

Try it for yourself and see.

Why Things Need to Fall Apart Sometimes

As I look Back
Years ago, I first heard the phrase “the big breakdown before the big breakthrough.”

It was being used in the context of describing multiple things going absolutely haywire for someone right before they were catapulted to their next big level.

I’d never given it a name, but I immediately knew that this was something I had absolutely experienced in my life, many times.

Interestingly enough, the phrase “things fall apart” had been somewhat of a running theme in my life as well, as it’s referenced in a Yeats poem that was a favorite of mine in high school, and it was also the title of one of my favorite albums in college by The Roots.

Beyond that, it also continued to show up in other ways.

Gay Hendricks refers to a similar concept as the “Big Leap” in his incredible book of the same name. He writes:

Here’s the bottom line: we have an inner thermostat that determines the amount of love and success we allow ourselves. When we exceed our setting, we tend to sabotage ourselves so that we can return to the old, familiar zone where we feel secure. The thermostat was set before you could think for yourself, usually in early childhood.

Another way to look at this is if you won’t “let go” of what isn’t serving you, be warned that you may get some assistance in making it disappear.

It can look like relationships coming to an end, financial crisis, deals falling through, technology breaking down, illness or any myriad of catastrophes big or small.

But here’s the perspective shift:

When things go crazytown, or explode, or something “goes away,” look at it from the perspective that someone or something may really just be clearing the way for something even bigger and better to come into your life.

Be reassured that this phenomenon is not only normal, but a reason to be excited for what’s just around the bend for you.

Yes, really.

Things blow up to help you course correct. Some things need to fall apart for better things to come together.

Have You Thought About Working With Me?

Free Livestream with Christine Gallagher
Something often happens before the best students in my Impact Academy join our programs.

They do their research and due diligence, pay attention to the success stories and read up on the curriculum we cover and ask questions about the access they’ll be getting to me. (I think it’s super-smart to do this! I heard someone refer to this as a “dance,” and I think that’s very fitting.)

Well, here’s something pretty cool. I’m going to save you a lot of time and effort (yay!) because I’m hosting a live video event for those who are interested (or even just a little curious) about what it’s like to work with me. No fluff, no pretense.

Click here to register for the livestream and join us on June 25th at 12pm ET!

For 90 minutes, I’ll teach you what it takes to create the uncommon results you see the most successful and fulfilled entrepreneurs enjoying… and how they do it on their terms, aligned with their highest values… in this time where there are so many dramatic shifts going on in the business landscape.

I’ll also answer your questions live, and tell you all about The Impact Academy, my Marketing and Mindset School for Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs™ that’s truly global (geography is no limitation… we have students from all over the world!)

The livestream is happening Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 from 12 noon – 1:30pm ET.

If you’ve ever wondered about what it’s like to work with me, if you’re wondering what’s new about the Impact Academy, or you’re feeling it might be time to surround yourself with a supportive and advancing community, then please join me for this livestream.

It’s completely free, and be sure to come ready to take plenty of notes! (All from the comfort of your home or office.)

Here’s that link to learn more and register:

Click here to register for the livestream and join us on June 25th at 12pm ET!

All you need is a computer and an internet connection, and you’ll be able to ask me questions and get some incredible inspiration from my clients about the big results they are creating (in a very short period of time.) I’m confident you’ll leave feeling motivated and re-charged!

I realize this is not for everyone, and if it doesn’t speak to you that is totally cool. If you’re not interested in working with me just yet, I’ll continue to deliver great content to you every week. But, if you are even a little curious about working with me in 2014 and beyond and getting access to a one-of-a-kind supportive community, go ahead and register. You never know. This could be the moment when everything shifts for you like it has for so many of my students:


Can’t wait! :-)

How to Generate New Clients Consistently

social network of businesswoman.
Getting clients and keeping your pipeline full isn’t rocket science. I promise. :)

What it is is a systematic 3-step process that you simply implement consistently.

Here’s exactly how it works:

1. Lead Generation

Every client was once a prospect of course. This is where it all starts, but where do these prospects come from?

It’s all about generating leads, and doing it on a regular basis.

Regular does not mean only when you have a dip in clients and income. What’s that saying about digging your well when you’re thirsty? Yeah, that.

There are countless ways to generate new leads, but here are just a few methods:

• Networking
• Speaking
• Email Newsletter
• Preview call
• Email campaign
• Referral
• Past/current clients
• Joint ventures

2. Discovery Sessions

Also known as Get Acquainted calls or sessions, most service-based business owners “close the sale” via this method. These are usually one on one conversations with prospects, the purpose of which is to bring them to a decision point: that they need what you have.

3. Offer

Once you’ve gotten into a conversation with a potential client and established a need, it’s time offer them your awesome services (and/or products). Depending on your business, this can be anything from one on one work together, to group programs, strategy sessions or VIP Days.

If you’re not currently offering ways for people to work with you outside of one on one, I strongly encourage you to branch out, which is also what I advise my students in my Impact Academy.

It’s human nature to want multiple and varied options, so consider adding different kinds of programs and income streams to the mix to serve your clients (and your bottom line) even better.

Follow these 3 steps and you’ll never have a shortage of clients again. (After all, feast and famine is NO fun!)

Getting Out of Your Own Way to Get Out There BIG: 3 Ways We Stop Ourselves


“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I first started my business, I thought that as long as I marketed, networked and launched more, the money would flow.

Not quite.

On my own journey, I’ve learned that there is more than marketing at play when it comes to your success in business AND in life.

Once I finally learned this, everything changed.

If you struggle with fear, doubt and shaky confidence in your business, it will be reflected in your bank account, no question.

So, you need tools and insights to stay in action and faith. But, it’s not about more, or better marketing.

Over the years, I’ve seen that I can give people my own plan, all the step by step, all the how to, everything on a silver platter and some of them will STILL not do what they need to do.

Why? Because they are getting in their own way.

Here are three ways this most commonly happens. Awareness about this is the first step to begin shifting things, so you move into a place of empowerment and of truly owning your brilliance.

1. You Don’t Realize That You’ll See it When You Believe it

We’re used to looking at this the opposite way, aren’t we?

Marketing is important, but it’s not the only thing dictating your success. What you believe about yourself deep down is SO incredibly important.

We often BELIEVE we’re not enough and that’s usually at the core of those things we say to ourselves in our most private moments. When no one else is listening. And it’s at those times that what we say is often deeply damaging.

Here’s what I’ve found: you can leapfrog to the top quickly if you act as if you are already there.

How would you behave if you were the most amazing in the world at what it is you do?

It starts with believing it. Now.

2. You Don’t Have a “B.M.W.” to Guide You

Your B.M.W. is your “Big Money Why.” Everyone would do it if entrepreneurship was a walk in the park, right? Challenges and struggles will keep arising at every new level you reach.

You need to know what is going to motivate you when things get tough, because they will. There is no such thing as a successful business without hard work.

No one sees the Saturdays, the Sunday nights, the Wednesday nights we work. I’ve sacrificed weekends building what I’ve built. I’ve delayed gratification to get things done. I’ve stayed up late and gotten up really early, and I am NOT a morning person.

But I do it because I have a mission to serve women, because I love what I do, and I have and a bigger why than just money.

Your Big Money Why will keep you on track because it’s your reason for doing what you do.

3. You’re Not Aware of How Your Money Consciousness Affects You

Don’t always be looking for cheap, or for a break, or for free. Money consciousness affects your success immensely.

You can’t focus on abundance when you are focused on scarcity and lack. Your life is a product of your thoughts, beliefs and actions. It’s very unlikely you’ll achieve wealth putting your time and effort into cutting coupons all the time, always looking for the cheapest option or constantly feeling anxious over the amount of money you have in the bank.

Keep your focus on your desired outcome.

Remember, it starts with you. Only you decide how far you can go.

Imagine what would happen if you began living your life assuming you can be, do or have anything you want?

When you stop making the assumption that things are not for you, the shifts you’ll experience will be profound.

And when you finally get out of your own way, the life you dream of becomes real.