Reflections on a 12 day intensive cleanse

Leah Gervais, Urban 20 Something, Reflection on a 12 Day Cleanse

Update From Leah

It’s the last week of January- one month into the year! How have you stuck to your New Year’s Resolutions throughout this year? It’s so important to start the year off strong to set the tone for the rest of the year.

Even with my doubts and concerns (health insurance, inconsistent income, student loans, eh…?), I made the decision. It was then that I realized how powerful a decision really is.

To my delight and surprise, just five months after that, I was making more from my side hustle than I was at my 9-5 job. I didn’t even think that was possible! At least not for me.

From there, I resigned from my 9-5 job in September. FOUR MONTHS ahead of schedule. But this happened from the commitment that decision meant to me. That January, I went all in!

Last week, I completed a 12 day real food reboot to refresh my body. I cut out caffeine (ouch), alcohol, soy, dairy, salt, sugar (yes, even natural sugar), fish, meat, eggs… and more. Anything that isn’t real food.

This reboot was hosted by one of my mastermind superstars, Jacquie Smith. It was incredible seeing her in her element during this- she’s such a talented health coach! You can do a free version of her reboot here!

Cutting out these foods wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be, mostly because I loved how great I felt. Plus, Jacquie hosted a 24/7 WhatsApp channel for all the participants where we shared our recipes, wins, struggles, hacks, etc. This helped a lot! I already signed up for the next round!

I admit, before I started this, I had lots of stories around why I shouldn’t do it.

“I’m already pretty healthy, is it really worth restricting myself further?”

“I have so much going on, can I really manage changing my diet on top of it?”

“My business is way too busy to cut out caffeine for two weeks!”

“Do I have what it takes to be that self-disciplined?”

Then I realized, I wasn’t taking my own advice! Nearly daily I receive emails or messages from people who want to start a side hustle or business. But those are quickly followed with similar stories to mine around why they can’t or shouldn’t. 

These disempowering stories take away our potential. I know this to be true with business, and I’m so grateful to have seen how easy it is to give up power when we aren’t standing up for our own highest potential.

New podcast episodes

Season 2 of the Your Biggest Vision show is HERE!

Ep. 1- My Word of the Year

(Click Here to Listen)

Welcome to the first episode of season 2, visionaries. Each year I choose one word that reflects the overarching theme of the past year. I choose a word that embodies the growth and characteristics that helped define my year. This year, I decided to choose a word at the beginning of the year as opposed to the end of the year in order to set a theme for the next 12 months. My word of the year is “inspiration”and I could not be more excited to align 2020 with this word.

Tune in to this episode to hear:

  • A debrief of 2019 and why I chose my word of 2019.
  • How I plan to align my lifestyle and business so that I can embody the meaning of my word of the year for 2020.
  • Why I continue to choose a word of the year and why you should too!

Ep. 2- Vik Harrison, Founder of The Branded Startup

(Released Thursday)

Vik Harrison is the co-founder of the non-profit organization, charity: water which she co-founded with her husband, Scott Harrison. She is also the founder of her company, The Branded Startup. Tune in to this episode to hear Vik’s journey from moving to the U.S. at the age of 9 to fulfilling her vision and starting her own business. She is one of the biggest visionaries I know and provides so much wisdom for anyone with a dream and a vision!

Tune in to this episode to hear: 

  • The inspirational story Vik shares about her entrepreneurship journey
  • How her business, The Branded Startup evolved into what it is today
  • Some of Vik’s go-to books, habits and tips! 

Upcoming travels & life

I love this time of the year for work and motivation, but there’s no denying it can get gloomy in the depth of New York City’s winter! To break it up, my husband and I are off for a quick getaway and work-cation. It’s just what we need! Follow along on my Instagram stories here!

Business tool

We have lots to share with you this week!

My Favorite Instagram Course is 50% off!

#NoFilter, by Anna McNaught, is the Instagram course that taught me how to use Instagram for business, grow my following, and most importantly, connect with my audience and find ideal clients. AND the course disappears entirely on January 31! So, it’s 50% off this week!

You may know Anna McNaught as one of my phenomenal mastermind alum (she killed it) and one of my best friends. The truth is, the way we originally connected was because she taught me how to use Instagram for business years ago! (You can see my original Instagram page on her program success page here– pretty embarrassing!)

When you buy this course with my affiliate link here before January 31, I’ll also include the bonuses below! You can get started for only $48 and get the course and all these bonuses:

Bonus Training: How I started working with brands with under a 20k following

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Bonus Training: 5 strategies to use Instagram to grow your email list

Training for six-figure entrepreneurs → Six Figures, Now What?

I’m excited to share that I’m teaching a brand new training next week! This training is called “Six Figures… Now What?” and it’s formed based on the many entrepreneurs I’ve seen recently that have achieved six figures in revenue, but are now wondering what’s next.

However, you don’t have to already be at six figures to benefit from this! This training is for any entrepreneur that is thinking big picture about their business. Simply put, if you want more than a business, if you want a movement, a legacy, an empire… this is for you!

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Training if you want to hit a five figure month → 

Five Things Keeping You from A Five-Figure Month

Five figure month changed everything for me. Once I started having consistent five figure months in my business, I was able to start heavily investing in my business AND paying myself more than I ever made in corporate America. It’s when my business started really taking off.

Now, five-figure months are what I work closely on my clients to achieve because it bridges them from “just making enough” to their next level. Now, having seen it done time and time again, and seeing what keeps people from reaching it, I’m sharing it all!

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