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Dave: Hey, what's up everybody I'm jumping out of my seat. I'm excited about this morning because we're going to show you someone who is already using the business model, or the business models, the core four that we teach here at legendary, and she's built up a wonderful, beautiful business and here's the cool thing. We can all see from this morning's guests that I didn't invent these strategies, nor have I ever tried to take credit for them. I've just been when I go to an actual life and I'm an educator, I will draw people from the world they are doing and so welcome Krista, where are you calling in from?

Krista: I am in Ohio.

Dave:  Okay nice. Rainy. Yeah, we're in Florida, so St. Petersburg, Florida. And, and so yeah. Cool. So we're in the country. We're not traveling at all. Have you worked with this business? Because it's spiritual. Have you worked and lived anywhere else?

Krista: Yeah, actually, I was born and raised in Alaska and then in 2013 My husband and I moved actually to Florida and we were right around the corner from you in Riverview. So we went to Idaho, Southern California. Now we're in Ohio, and probably staying here because our kids age. They need stability. I wish I was in Florida.

Dave:  No, I get it about staying put even though we run this virtual business that we really can work from anywhere, travel and kind of be a lot more flexible. The rest of the world is kind of catching up to what we've been doing right now. Depending on when you started. I've been doing this for 10 years. But you're right when when you have children sometimes, like my wife and I have to decided to plan you know, to not travel and not to kind of to just vacation and trout, you know, that way versus the kind of some folks who take it to an extreme and live on the road with their kids.

Krista: Yeah, we tried that too. It was not over. Yeah, like we were like we can do it for a year and we made it like five months. It's not it's not what it seems like and even with my job being so flexible, like it was it just wasn't for me. 

Dave: Obviously it's for other people, but for us I was like we just need routes and then we can go like you said we can travel for fun instead of like traveling to move and abroad ourselves or like better I'm really got started doing this. I was getting clean and worked with my Dad at 24 and now I’m 38. And so I didn't like that. Didn't want to be outside in the hot Florida sun. And so I found this and it changed my life and now I'm up. Like I said a teacher, an educator, I guess if you say I don't call myself a mentor, a guru, just somebody who has some information that's learned how to package it, and you know, make a living off of it. What's your story? How did you get into this?

Krista: Yeah, well, first congrats on your sobriety because I know that's a huge show. I love that. I did not know that part of your story. And yeah, I think that's amazing. But I'm a teacher, a teacher by trade. I went to school to be a teacher and I, the year I graduated, got my first teaching job. I realized very quickly it was not for me. I was looking around at these other teachers who had been teaching for, like decades and that made me freak out. I did not want to be in the same room every day, doing the same thing every day. And so I actually went out and opened up my own small preschool. And that was my first and Alaska that was my first experience in entrepreneurship and realizing that I'm not meant to be an employee. And then like I said in 2013, my husband and I moved from Alaska. I definitely don't recommend people only having a suitcase of stuff. But yeah, we got to Florida and life got really easy. I had left my business behind and so I had to work. I was doing two teaching jobs basically for private schools to make ends meet. Just because I had to do what I had to do and in that time because my house was so supportive of me I actually had time and energy and space like after the kids went to bed to daydream and plan and experiment with things and figure out what I actually wanted to do. And I started a few blogs, you know do I want to do teaching blogs or do I want to do parenting blogs. I didn't like those because I don't know I just didn't. And then about in 2017 I got pregnant with our fourth baby. We have five kids total. 

Dave: God bless you. I know it's a lot you do. I mean my wife and I have two small ones at home and we're I mean it's just like a full time job. I mean it really is unbelievable. But well it's a wonderful thing that we have you on the call this morning because not only can you show us about your business you can also teach us your parenting trick so continue.

Krista: Yeah, yeah, I mean, and with that many kids I realized that if I wanted to have a career for myself, and I wanted to provide for my kids myself, I had to figure out a creative way to do it and that Yeah, so I got pregnant I joined a Facebook group of other moms who were due at the same time and we all got really close. And after we had our babies, we started doing this thing called House tours where we would go live inside of the Facebook group and show each other our houses so that we could all feel better like you know, we're drowning in these messes and toys and chaos and when it got to be my turn. They were all like Krista, like we all agree we wouldn't stage our houses we would just show the real message. Because my house is pretty clean for having four kids. And it was then that I realized you know watching videos of their houses not in a judgmental way, but that that used to be our house too. Like we used to have never ending dishes like laundry. Living out of laundry baskets or laundry on the couch or laundry on the beds or whatever, toys everywhere just all all of the time. And just ask them, “ Do you want me to help you figure out how to have less stuff because that was really the key. You know, I could learn that in hindsight I didn't become really great at cleaning my house or having a chore chart. I just had less stuff to manage. So that was my thing. I kind of knew it intuitively and opened up a finger on how to learn to overlap and band members versus going about four years.

Dave:  Just so we understand the big picture. How did you begin to monetize the business and how do you monetize the business now?

Krista: So I have only ever had evergreen courses. And when I opened up my Facebook group at that time, like I said, I had dabbled in blogging and podcasting. And I knew that I found something I could do long term, but I also knew that I didn't have time or the bandwidth to do one-on-one coaching with people. It didn't make sense to do that virtually. It's easier to do it with them. And so I put them into the group. And I just asked them, here's some ground rules for how we're going to treat each other. It's kind of a sensitive subject when we're sharing our homes and moms especially internalize that and make it mean something about them. So rose for decency, respect, showed them how to ask questions, knowing that they would start interacting with each other but I could use that as my market research for what they are struggling with? What are they, you know, what are their pain points? What are their hurdles? What are their roadblocks: create dialogue around it and then offer them solutions in the form of AI random as live challenges first, kind of like what you do. And now just to get people through it and figure out how to walk them through the process and troubleshoot it and make sure I actually know what I'm doing and it's making sense. Did that for free a couple times and then packaged it up into a little mini course. I think the first one I sold was $7 just to see if I can sell and I made like $100 in a day and I was like I did it like this is it?

Krista: Yeah, and then just continue to get people into that like that tiny thing and letting it grow and asking them the questions encouraging them to interact with each other and creating the solutions and now I still sell sell the same course it's been updated and revised continuously because that's what you have to do and it's a $300 course now. And I've seen what I've felt. Yeah. And is that your only offer? Is that the only thing you have any affiliate offers? Do you have any other streams of income within the same business?

Krista: You don't want to do your whole house but typically of course and of course that's what they need. Things like that. It's a little bit of an income. But then what actually ended up happening organically was the moms liked it so much that they're actually affiliates for me, and they just recommend it to their friends and they don't have most of them don't have businesses themselves. They're just recommending it to their neighbor.

Dave: Well, that's how we all start, right? We start by kind of tapping into our kind of warm market. And then that either runs out we've sold everybody or they've just we've sold them everything we've ever had for sale and they've supported us and we kind of said Well, maybe it's time we'll go out and learn how to get some real customers here. Or we just have a bad experience. A lot of us have had bad experiences with any home businesses or anything that left a bad taste in your mouth or something that you fail at that maybe maybe it hurts your confidence. It hurts your confidence that you can actually do this. 

Krista: And I think the biggest thing for me was the failed blogs, failed blogs that I had before, where I didn't know what I was doing I would just do kind of embarrassing things like write these blogs. I didn't know what I was writing about. And I would like to take pictures from Google and use them on my blog and people are like, You can't do that. Like that's actually, you know, a form of online that I'm like, like I didn't know that just trying to.

Dave: This letter is at the beginning of your career, then you're not being aggressive.

Krista: Right. Yeah. And I think for me, the hardest part is finding the balance of like putting myself out there as a mom sharing parts of my story as a mom, and then opening myself up to be critiqued for that which I think is one of the reasons I didn't like doing parenting. I was mostly the parents name was like religion, and politics like deeply personal. And you know, people who watch me and say things to me, yeah. 

Dave: I'm struggling with different things at this point than you were at the beginning. Right. I mean, a lot of our people are struggling with kind of just getting over the initial fear of launching something or getting on video. And one of the points I love that you brought that up, because one of the points that I always make is get used to being uncomfortable and overcoming challenges because once you overcome that challenge of getting on video, whatever you're afraid of, you're certainly going to have other things that are going to pop up such as the example that you just gave, which is a much deeper it's like Gosh, people are not getting results or they're not right you begin to take things personal and it's it the problems never stopped. But I think, how have you reframed? Did you always have a positive outlook or how have you looked at challenges so that they didn't break you down? But instead they in a way broke you down but built but you allowed them to build you up?

Krista: Yeah, so yes, there I think there's always a degree of the people who buy your stuff who just aren't gonna get results, and it's nothing to do with the product that you have. And I've definitely had that a couple times. I've had people who you know, will buy it and then because it's an online product, take it all and then file a dispute with PayPal. Just like what the heck like why would you do that? And then they'll send an email, you know about how terrible it was or something. It hasn't happened a lot. It's very small. But like you said, you're always about some percentage and those are judging and then I think that there is a percentage that you will always have where your content is great, right? And people and I've learned how to kind of reframe it for those moms, especially because they're like, I got this I know that it would work. I know that if I could just figure out how to do it. It would be amazing, but I just can't figure out how to do it. And I think that's part of the process with anything like sometimes you have to experiment like maybe you needed a one on one person or maybe you know our case of what I do. You need somebody to come into your house actually with you and to do it with you and that's okay. But I've been able to create an environment in response to that where I've been able to, you know, set up a co-authoring calendar with them so they can get together with other moms and do it together. You know, because I can't actually go to their houses with them but I can create, you know, an added layer of accountability for the people who are already there in the you know, in the ecosystem that I've created, so, yeah, yeah.

Dave: How important do you think a lot of our students and clients are using short form video because that's what's hot right now, you know, TikTok Instagram reels, Facebook rails. These are these are all strategies that were not around when I first started and I oftentimes find myself talking in a way that like a grandpa would like back in my day, we used to have to walk both ways uphill, but it's true when I started pretty much the only option was for horrible immunity to video, blah, blah. First of all, can you remind me when you look back at what it's been like, and what you make? Where do you think it's going or how do you make sense of all the changes that happen in this business because there is there's so many changes. And a lot of the old principles and strategies that have always worked still work. And so it's, it's like, I get it. We get a lot of clients who get caught up in the mechanics. I call it the mechanics of how this platform works or whatever. Versus the dynamics which is a lot of what you're talking about? How to Win Friends and Influence People, you know, how do I make people feel comfortable? How do I communicate, whether it be in person or on video? A lot of it's the same stuff. How do I make people feel comfortable and safe to want to learn from me? So even though a lot of things have changed on the Internet, what is still the same? What do people need to know to be able to succeed back when you started but also, what do they need to know to succeed? What is the same now that they can use to succeed that will always be a timeless principle?

Krista: So I think the thing that is always going to be the same and I love this question, because I've been diving into how to figure out how to use reels and all that in my business too, but even a bit deeper, that you need. To know that you understand barriers you know, do you understand what their day to day life looks like? For moms especially I know you have kids, right? So, you know, people need to know that you understand running a business with kids and that's a different thing than running a business without kids. And you know that you understand them, and they need to know that. You understand their problem, right? It's not enough to just understand them as a person. They need to know that you understand their problem, and they need to believe that you are the person to solve their problem and they need to believe that you are the person to solve their problem now, not later because you can convince them on those first three things, and they're gonna go find somebody else to solve it now. So those are the things that I think are always timeless and when it comes to the logistics of platforms, I started my current business in 2018. But prior to that, you know, I had dabbled in blogging and podcasting. And things were longer from then. And I think that everybody should start with creating longer form content, not necessarily because people are going to go watch all of that content, but because it's gonna give you experience and actually speaking out your message. Like I can listen back to my podcast, my very first podcast, it would be 30 minutes and now I can say the exact same thing to 10.

Dave: Didn't have to get it, sometimes you're communicating. I'd say mine's got more clear. I'm messaging. Wow. It's like I didn't realize how unclear I was about who I was trying to talk to what I was trying to say, and what I thought that the solution was it meaning that you know, not only was I was I unclear about my customer, but I was doing so many different things over here in my business that I wasn't really showing the marketplace, any consistency that they could trust or rely on. So I want to one key word and we interview students on the show every day and of course you're an outsider, you're not you're somebody who we went and sought out who didn't particularly come up through the legendary community, but we thought it would be a valuable conversation to bring in somebody who's already running our business model out, you know, with some slight tweaks, you're doing some of the older school strategies, and that's cool, and they're working for you and guess what, they still work. If anybody wants to go and start a YouTube channel or go and start a blog. However, you know, there's this you know, the principles are the same, the media, a lot. A lot of this comes down to not shooting the perfect quality of a solution you could sell to people's forgive my language. Bullshit built in bullshit detector starts going off when that is your marketing message. So how did you get comfortable in your own skin or because I don't care if you're talking to moms or you're talking to entrepreneurs, I sit right here, sometimes in a shirt that I just picked up off of the floor. You saw me breaking into my office house this morning trying to get on this. This call and I mean, it's taken me a while to really get comfortable in my own skin and just sit here everyday not need to be out you know, going live in front of the G Wagen. And being the MC because I felt Newars But human beings want to put on that front to come across better, more often. All knowing more, more of an expert, whatever. Now I tell affiliate marketers, you don't need to be the expert. It's not good. 

Krista: I think the biggest driver behind that was that I had to um, I you know, we had four kids and I yanked myself out of teaching pretty suddenly because I didn't want to do that. We still needed an income. My husband, you know, he had a job, or he's always been an entrepreneur too. And I was like, I was helping him, you know, to kind of support that business to get it up and running. And then we had the baby, the fourth baby, we have five total and I couldn't help them anymore. Because he's in insurance. It's more professional and like they can't hear babies in the background. Like it's not gonna work. There. There are certain industries that they're like oh, you know, the old people shut those kids up and everybody's like, we don't even care about kids anymore. And yeah, so I mean, it was a little, a lot of desperation. I think I had to figure something out. And I had to figure something out creatively. And like I said, I had that moment in that due date group of friends. But it really was like we got to get Alaska to Florida. We're too broke to bring it literally across the continent. We're starting over and it was the best thing ever for my motherhood. And like I said, I accumulated more stuff because once you pay some stuff, it's not enough. But yeah, I accidentally figured it out. And I was like, this is a thing. I know I can do it. And I know that I don't know, I have one baby. And then I got pregnant. Pretty soon we had to go under to my surprise, and I was like, I really have to figure this out. And so it was like, I'm gonna go live every day because I'm gonna have to communicate my message. I have to figure out how to get to know these people.

Dave: And so I like going, I'm going live. Yes, yes, my thing because you're your assets there. You can't run, you can't, we're here. You we can't go Oh, stop. We'll do this over and you know what? After a session or two, you just feel just as comfortable going to a little bit unexplained planet who gets to play some prominent role; it just gets easier. Do you have a better way to explain that to our clients who have yet to take that. Then it just gets easier when you do it. And it's gonna be awkward and uncomfortable at first. I don't know. I want to sugarcoat that I want to be like, Fine, you guys. It's no big deal. But the truth is, is they get to do and it's like they start sweating and they go to the bathroom and it's like, it does suck the first couple of times you're scared shitless and then

Krista: I think I think it is probably one of the most vulnerable ways to put yourself out there online because it's in real time. But it's one of the most powerful like you said, yeah, it's scary but like what, what is actually going out like what is the worst thing that's gonna happen? I will tell you I went live. Breastfeeding my baby. So the worst that could possibly happen? happens. Okay, like I just You don't need to know the details. It just happened. Okay. And it wasn't a big deal. No.

Dave: It's kind of how I got started. I started kind of writing and I realized that the words on the page matters. And back. Sorry, I've got some work going on. So hopefully, it's not kids. It's just blowers and stuff outside. There are people doing work outside as I'm trying to like a break in my office house and they're looking at me. I look half homeless. They're going, is this guy supposed to be here? You know, is this guy so I was gonna say something, but it was about hooks. Yeah. So I realized that the words on the page matter like the copy, it mattered, and I actually could say less if my writing was good, it was better, right? I didn't have to say as much and I even realized that if I want it to be really, if I want it to be really unpop every time I do something, our script. You okay? I preferred them and then I rehearsed the voiceover and then we put graphics over it. So you've, you've used writing the written word in your blog post, in a way that you deliver your content. How have you used copy or words to persuade? And what is your outlook? On the importance of copy and learning copy learning to write persuasively whether that be on a sales page and you're selling a course or whether that be via your emails, or even your sales, your social media posts? What's been copywriting? What role has it played in? Your business and how has your relationship developed with it?

Krista: This is a fun question. Because I've actually that's this year has me been or has been me distilling, basically four years of my content and like you would write write long, long, long long things and increase my sales that have done a lot better this year, is finding those key points that kind of go back to what we were talking about, like what do people need? Like what are the things that are always the same? They need to be understood? And so I use reels actually, you know, obviously reels are great to create engagement and gain awareness, but I use reels to practice. My messaging tells me of what I want to say so that my audience feels like I either understand them or I understand their problem. But I use my reels to kind of distill my messaging. How fast can I get to the point like how quickly can I make my audience either feel understood? How can I make them feel like I understand their problem? How can I help them feel like I have a solution to their problem right now? And I can say that I can say what I used to say in 30 minutes and 30 seconds. I kind of practice that and then I can play with that and expand on that in, you know, sales pages that need to be a little bit longer, emails that need to be a little bit, you know, engaging blog posts that need to be longer so that I can get better SEO. Reach right. So yeah, copy is is a breathing thing, but sit down times not so bad and yeah, I think that would be even the headline in your in your video is is important, even the headline on your on your reel, you know we underestimate the power of words and because we're such a video centric online marketplace and everything is dominated by video video video you know whether it's long form video on YouTube now short form video which is video video video, and we are as a community of marketers we are overlooking and forgetting the power of copy. And it's just it's not anybody's fault and nobody's doing anything wrong. It's just that the video works so well. And we tend to as human beings want to sensationalize something and it to be kind of our one hit wonder. And it's it's not it's as you said even era said videos can be scripted and headlines are important and can be is a message you taught you webinars in you know I would get make a big deal in my house like I'm a hotshot and everybody needs to be quiet started at eight o'clock because I'm doing a webinar and then I'd start it and you know, nobody would show up. And but I'd still deliver it because I had too much pride to tell my wife that nobody was on so I'd be like, a packed house tonight. You know, and I deliver the whole thing. You know what I mean? And there's a lot. That's one of the things that I relate to, and I really celebrate the Gary Vee, which is create the content and post it even if it's for one person, you know, even if even if only one person views it and I think a lot of us get so discouraged because we we've already our whole line of that feeling. Very embarrassing, very discouraging, but again, just like taking it as an opportunity to practice I think is very helpful. And the way that I stopped myself from comparing people was for about the first like 18 months of my business. I did not follow a simple person who was in the same area as me, you know? 

Dave: Hold on a second-boulder right there. I mean that that was something I had to throw the hat on. I mean, to me why? Well, I mean, first of all, whenever I mean there's a real gem. I got it, just celebrate it. That was it. But you know, here's the thing. It's just You said something right there and I don't want you to stop the thought but you don't follow any money in the same niche. And I did the same thing when I started. 

Krista: Well, I would like to say I was doing it on purpose, but the reason I did that is because it did fill me with a lot of insecurity filled me with a lot of doubt. It made me question those strong opinions and beliefs that I have now, which were getting, you know, I watch other people and be like, Oh, well, they do it this way or they talk about it this way or they have this opinion. Maybe I should also have that and I just wanted to get very clear on my own messaging. And I wanted to be able to infuse it with my story and my experience of moving Alaska to Florida, right. Like that's a good story in itself. Then I started looking to see what other people do. You know, for the purpose of collaborations, you know, what kind of gaps can we fill for each other? How can we pollinate markets and things like that? I forgot what I was saying. But it was, yeah, it was too easy to kind of take that on and I didn't want to do that. I didn't want to feel bad about myself. I didn't want to feel like I was behind. Especially because I was doing this. You know I had a baby when I started she was six months old and I got pregnant and so I was doing it while I was pregnant and breastfeeding again. Like my attorney has been slower dealing with life and feelings and everything after about four frustration levels tend. to pile on the inadequacies and how we're not good enough and how we don't have enough followers, love, love, love, love. The suggestion in the idea and the reminder of really cutting out the noise from your own niche because you're right. It's so much it's so much more difficult to compare yourself to somebody in a different niche. Men are probably just as bad or worse than I would guess then it's really and written the same exact things and it was just kind of confirmation like I'm so glad that I cut that noise out so that I could get really clear on my message so that because eventually you get to a point where you do need to branch out and talk to people in the same arena as you just for growth opportunities, collaborations style opportunities. And I think that if I hadn't done that there would be no way for me to stand out because we would all be regurgitating the same message basically. And I know so clearly now how I can rent it myself from people who are doing the same things, sell, you know, the same type of course who talk about the same kind of thing in my own unique way and it all comes down to that copy, whether it's your written copy or a video topic

Dave: You know, we've got a tagline on the front of our website, which is, you know, online marketing delivered simply and with integrity and I think I wrote that line six years ago, something like that. It's still true today that I haven't thought of a better one. You know, it's not deviating away from those ideas and sticking with them a lot of times and I like what you said. Getting quiet, quieting your space and cutting out the noise can get clear on what you want to say and what you want your message to be. A lot of people just say, Krista, teach me the strategy. Just tell me what to do and I'll do it. Almost like this. Click on reserves like people have printed pinching things from if they've been I don't know what they come with an attitude a lot of people come with an attitude of and I'm sure they do it in the parenting space as well, which is just Yeah. And what I tell people is you got to participate in your own success. You can't get mad about the results you didn't get from the work you didn't do. How do you explain the work to your clients or to your audience? And also remind them that it's going to be hard but it will be worth it. 

Krista: Create content. Even if it's for one person, you're gonna create content, even if it's for nobody, because online content is almost all of it is evergreen to some degree. And that's how you get started. You just write the stuff, you just write the post, you make the email, you write the blog, you make the page, you record the video, you go live, you just do it and build that momentum. And I know that's really hard for a lot of people and I've got my own experiences with this to where you know there are some times that it's like you've just had to do something you just can't think how to take stock. Thinking it was gonna be the person that made me successful and it was like that did not work. And it's because I hired them with the intention of thinking. They'll just do this for me and it will work. And that wasn't enough you know? So yeah, just any small thing you can do. You can't create anything if you're not moving. You can't and it doesn't mean that you have to reference or run like I definitely couldn't do that. To that degree when I'm, you know, literally giving birth. I had to slow down but there were still things I could do. 

Dave: Right. I was still able to create engagement within my community. I was still able to focus on the water. It was just a moment there's a lot of people who said, Well, I've been doing this for two weeks or I've been doing this for two months or whatever it is. And or I've been doing it for nine months but if we take a deeper look, there's no consistency. It's sporadic. It's a splatter here. It's a dabble there. It's something you remembered so you logged in and did something and maybe you were excited about it for three days. But then and if we're you know once we dig we can get to the truth but that doesn't matter. Everybody has to live with their own truth right we have to our successes in part gonna be dependent upon how honest we are you know how long people that were. Obviously getting started or starting over taking the first step is the biggest step. But this consistency piece you'll put into it. What's an Do you have any examples how persistence has paid off in a massive way for your business?

Krista: Yes. Yeah, consistency is definitely essential. When I first started my business, I committed to like five every single day Monday through Friday, every single day for 90 days. And I committed to that because I was like I want this to work. I was good, intuitive and logical. And I had an intuitive feeling of like, this is what I'm gonna do. That sticks. I enjoy it. I'm good at it. I believe in it. So I'm gonna stick with it. And so yeah, I committed to doing a live video every day for 90 days. And I knew that it would be a changement I knew that it would run to people without I don't know why I went to do it, and I ended up loving it so much. seeing so much traction that I stuck with it until I got pregnant. And then I got tired. And actually no it was, it was I actually had her I set a goal because eventually I was doing these live videos and people were like, where's the replay for that video you talked about? And I'm like, I don't know you're gonna have to look through Facebook groups and so that's why I started my podcasts so that they can easily find the episodes we're looking for. And then I set a goal to record 100 podcasts when our fifth baby did that. And then I had to figure out what might even be and I decided to deviate other actions to that as your business grows you start to have to change things you know hiring help, hiring people to make better you know, better quality podcasts, things like that, but the I think the biggest takeaways and it's consistent with some other things I've been thinking or studying lately but your your your point that you're making the tease out of what you just said when you were talking about consistency, also alluded to it earlier conversation and that's removing things or reverse or add adding groups.

Dave: It's also clear that we're to be sitting here saying and look like you're well rested as you go forth. You have to be using some strategies. Okay. And this is my takeaway from my conversation with you today. Is that both in your parenting strategies as well as your marketing strategies? It's really about what can I continue to take away that can come you're out my business and where I can find what can I do is as far as your marketing Anyway, look, what can I build to MIT to or on a regular into truly, you miss it, and then you realize, Oh, I better put that back but I bet your experience with yourself and your clients is that you take you get to weigh things out if somebody's got kid but also you'll take things out of your business and realize my accurate here. When I walk into that house, sometimes men are on my p's and q's. I got to be fully suited with all my armor of tools and resources. So I know that I want to be the best dad that is not affected by that. No they are frustrated by all these other cluttering bull crap things around. And then I ended up taking it out on my kids. I end up saying the phenomenon then they really, really do what's the secret is it's what you're not doing? The secret is what you’re not doing.

Krista: That's exactly it. And there's say, well, I'll talk about it from the business in the home perspective, but one of them is that getting rid of some home makes it hard to love your family. Right because like you said, these messes drive us crazy and then we take it out on the people instead of taking out on the stuff and get rid of the pointless stuff that stuff doesn't have feelings that people do. The same is true in your dad. Same is true in our business like for moms and parents.

Dave: I watched a lot of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger the last couple of months just trying to make myself more and more. I just listen to guys who have lived to be 90 and 98 and are so rich and so old that they don't give a shit anymore and they're just the only can be let's just at least go out there right now.  Look, I've sold them all. I've bought them all. In my 12 year career I've seen the gutters of the internet and I've seen the top of the mountain and you know what? I just choose to just not participate in any of it. You know, because what I've realized is all the glitz and glamor, all the fame all the you know the the just be the trash and the flat data before for for sorting out you might be many minutes late And what I needed to do was to reset and start over and do what I wanted to do what I own that season of st when going through a season of removing and decluttering and focusing on what's important and that is loving people using things and that's the same philosophy that we teach here legendary don't all emotional about your platform about a book about if they ticked you off or don't be like oh, did I do something other it's just an algorithm just on lunch been started their business support board made me step more or less supported as I'm doing something, not go to her and be like you know, a lot of support from you lately. Since I've been. You know, I mean, folks, if you can't walk, you can't sell your husband. You can't persuade and influence anyone else's golf. Is this the basics of like Buffett and Munger that's why I like the principles you're talking about. Not all the crap. The latest guru. We went through this pandemic. They're just you know, going into a classroom and teaching is an absolutely wonderful profession.. Wow. Where are you going with all this? And where do you add that your life would be if you hadn't started this?

Krista: I see myself continuing the way that I have already. Because it's so simple and I can sustain it that way. I will keep teaching and doing this but I want to branch off into teaching people how to organize their  lives. I love my work and I love motherhood. I think it's a great way to build sustainable families as well with flexibility. If you have a lot of kids who like child care, it's very difficult. Like if I can help other people start looking into an idea in their head of trouble for them. Maybe show them some steps along the way. I would love that. Like decluttering which is like to me I'm always like, I teach to declutter, and like that sounds weird. It's so much more than that. But I would have figured out some way to still do it through, you know, intimacy which was one of the things you know, shouldn't be a midwife should do, like midwife we are doing we are doulas and I'm going to tell you something they are life they changed our birth experience.

Dave: I remember being going with one of my plumber friends and we got down in the back of a of a takeout Chinese food restaurant that grease trap it overflowed down in a manhole and I had a I had a spiritual awakening you know as I was I had my boots in the down in the sewer and I'm I mean I'm in every thing under the sun. I realized that just wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life anymore.  Because the secret is, if you can figure out how to sell or coaching or events or be an affiliate marketer, and I just say those because that's what I teach. I don't know E-commerce. I don't know how long that's going to be around. Is it a female only group?

Krista: Dads are welcome. At the beginning when I first started. I kind of felt out the community to see like do you guys want dads? In here? Like what do you guys want and a little while everybody wanted it just moms because I had started working for friends and we were doing big things and then as it grew they wanted to get dad’s opinions on things and now there’s dad’s who want to do this and support the mothers in their lives.

Dave: We've had your information up so people know where to find your motherhood simplified Facebook group and then simplified. And hey, man, did you tell your husband I said hello even though you know he's not here and doesn't need to be part of this business. You're the sole face of it and the sole kind of operator. Is there anybody else who are you a solopreneur in this business kind of growing I had had a bit of a baby we can get some training

Krista: I’ve had people come in and do things but it’s been  robust and running to hire somebody. I want my husband to come in and do all the time because I'm like a man, and I need a lot of support from my dad.

Dave: Yeah, for sure. But you know, man wow. Never underestimate the power of speaking to both mothers and fathers and never underestimate your, your potential and I know you know that and you founders are mentioned as a way to work out but each journey is different and unique.

Krista: Yeah. There's so many more things we could talk about because this is kind of where we're at to with like, what are our like freedoms for this? Like, I want him in more. You know, I don't want to be somebody who's like, I'm going to spin. I don't want to do that.

Dave: Yeah, I will definitely follow up. I'd love to talk to you again. And yeah, be Legendary. Stay Legendary, and we'll talk to you soon. Okay, thanks. I see Christa. Alright my friends. What a powerful conversation, what a rule example of somebody's principles, and they're complicated. Instead of finding out how there's a guy named Dan Sullivan, another business consulting group and community called strategic he wrote a book called who not how and sometimes it's about finding out a lot of times it's final Who is the person who can help you? And and in that with that philosophy people become really valuable in you take a lot of the stress off of your own shoulders because you don't always need to find out the how that's one of the reasons why we can we have because we, we've happened to be the hoopoe, a lot of fun you know these are strategies that were more worked really, really I want to thank commodity simplified for coming on and delivering so much value today. It's really incredible. Speaking of if you're brand new, we've got some, we recently had a massive, you know, accomplishment on becoming the sixth fastest education company that's privately held in America. Have a great day be Legendary. We'll see you back here tomorrow for another episode at 10am. Eastern time, get out of here. Peace.