We had the good fortune of connecting with Erica Carrico and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Erica, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
After spending 12 years in corporate (building someone else’s dream), earning millions of dollars for a company that already had millions of dollars, my life felt like a version of groundhog day and I started to question what the point of my life was. I was suffering from anxiety, depression, starting the day with coffee and ending it with wine. I was living in a constant state of overwhelm and doing everything I could to keep myself from completely falling apart.
I was working 10-hour days, having to choose when I wanted to take vacations, and felt like a slave to my life.
I knew I was here for so much more, and there was no way I could spend the rest of my working life this way. I knew I wanted to make a difference in the world, that I had a purpose to fulfill. I also knew I wanted to create FREEDOM in my life. Financial freedom, and time freedom. I was tired of having my income capped and getting the usual 2% raise every year. I more importantly, I wanted to work when I wanted, where I wanted, doing what I wanted.
The only option was to finally follow my dream of starting my own business!
What should our readers know about your business?
I’m an Award-Winning Life Purpose & Business Coach (International Coach of the Year 2020!) for people around the world, who are ready to transform their lives by creating six-figure businesses, while lucratively expressing their own soul purpose. Through coaching services and speaking, I help people discover their life purpose, build & up-level their businesses, ditch their 9-5’s, and make fabulous money on their spiritual path so they can finally earn a living doing what they absolutely love… what they were put on earth to do.
I built my business to multiple six-figures in less than 2 years, while working full-time as a nonprofit executive, raising two babies, and recovering from kidney cancer. I made my business a non-negotiable and treated it like a business from the start (rather than a hobby or side-hustle) and I know that was crucial to my success!
I had such limited time to work on my business, so it forced me to only focus on needle-moving activities, and forget about the rest of it. I want everyone to know that if I can make this happen, you can too! I always had a mentor that I was working with (find someone who’s built what you want to build and work with them!!), I lived by the mantras “progress over perfection” and “fail fast” which helped keep me moving forward despite all the challenges that came my way.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My clients fly in from all around the country to do VIP Days with me! My favorite places to take them are hiking up on Loveland Pass and spending a few days in Breckenridge or Vail. Most have never seen mountains like we have here in Colorado, and it’s always so awe-inspiring! I also love taking them to New Terrain Brewery in Golden, dining at the Rio in Boulder or downtown Denver (it’s hard to pass up their infamous margaritas!), and if they are up for it, we hike Mt. Sanitas in Boulder to get their blood pumping.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’ve invested tens of thousands of dollars into my business. I’ve worked with several business coaches and consultants, read dozens of books, listened to hundreds of podcasts, and have created a beautiful community of women who always have my back. However, one person who doesn’t get enough credit for my success is my husband.
He’s been supporting me and my business since Day 1, even when we didn’t know if it would succeed or flop. He’s stepped up with the kids, helps more around the house, supported me financially when I’ve hit those low months, or when a big investment turned out to be a mistake. He’s never once doubted me (or my business) or even hinted about me needing to go back to the corporate world He’s always been my biggest fan and cheerleader. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him.
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