I felt like quitting…

I felt like quitting

Hi friends! WOAH… I didn’t expect it to go quite that well…😳

I’m not mentioning this to brag or anything, but just to very proudly and confidently stand in the fact that we just had our biggest launch of the Ultimate Bundle® EVER.

My business is beyond where I ever thought possible now (which doesn’t mean it’s not still hard or frustrating at times), but it wasn’t always that way.

Over the years, there were many times I felt like quitting. But I can be the proof you need that…

Good things take time.

I’m writing about this a lot in my book (coming out January 2025!! I’ll be able to share the title with you any day now…), but the idea that this whole “building a business thing” is supposed to be easy, quick, one-size-fits-all, or fun all the time is a bunch of bologna.

Sidebar: I’ve never actually had bologna (or pork, can you believe it!? My Wisconsin-born hubby can’t!)… so I don’t know why people pick on it all the time, but you catch my drift.

If you feel like throwing in the towel now or anytime in the future, know you’re not alone (you can always email me and vent!).

I’d also highly recommend you listen to this quick episode of my podcast, On Your Terms®, about the things I tell myself when I feel like calling this whole business thing quits.

Let’s hop into this week’s Legal Q&A — we’ve got a great contract question from Kimberley, a little Bundle magic, and my new favorite (free!) meal prep Substack… ⤵️

Legal Q&A

Q: “I’m a therapist and I always try to be clear that my online course “is not therapy.” I have them check a box to make sure they understand this, but I wonder if that’s enough. I don’t want to give my course members huge contracts/docs before they start, but I want to cover my 🍑.” – Kimberley

A: Oh I love this question, Kimberley! One of the themes behind your question is that (good) contracts are huge or onerous to clients. Not true! Contracts don’t have to be super long to be good (aka enforceable). And they don’t have to be scary-sounding, either. None of my legal templates are!

To get to the heart of your question, though — no it’s technically not “enough” to have people sign or agree to a contract in order to protect yourself from liability. You want to take a holistic approach, like:

  • Having legit contracts with disclaimer language in it
  • Making your copy and marketing consistent with not offering therapy/therapy advice
  • Your actual client work shouldn’t constitute therapy/therapy advice

Want to have your question answered in a future issue? Comment below and let me know what you’d like me to answer!

BTS: The Ultimate Bundle®

Dicksie, a Bundle member, is trying to navigate her privacy online with some of the legal requirements of having a business address. We help people navigate these issues in the private community all the time!

Is it okay to have a PO Box address on my invoices?

On Your Terms® Podcast

Epi 203. 5 Things to Tell Yourself When You Feel Like Quitting

Are you really done, or are you just dizzy? Even though you always have permission to walk away, you want to make sure you don’t quit your business because things aren’t going as you’d hoped. In this episode, I’ll share 5 things I work through when I feel throwing in the towel – and what you can quickly do to turn things around.

Roundup

LINKS YOU’LL LOVE //

  • SIGN UP ✍️ One of my favorite food bloggers has an awesome (free!) Substack newsletter with great meal prep tips, recipe roundups, and cooking resources. These were SO helpful to me during my latest launch!
  • READ 📘 Reading about how this woman got scammed out of $50,000 is a great reminder to NEVER trust anyone who tells you that you can’t speak with authorities (or your own lawyer).
  • LISTEN 🎧 I just listened to this episode of Podcast Marketing Trends Explained on whether posting about your podcast (or your YouTube channel, etc) actually helps grow it. It’s a complicated, nuanced convo – which is why I like podcasts to learn about it!

TASKS OF THE WEEK //

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