While we fumbled through our early years together - Kev as an apprentice plumber, me at uni studying to be a naturopath - I truly believe our worlds were always meant to collide.
As a kid, I was a big picture thinker, always with my head in the clouds (or in a book) & often found writing poetry on the great philosophical life questions ‘why am I here, what am I destined for, what does it all mean?’.
Kev on the other hand, has *always* been an entrepreneur. From the day Ebay was born he was online selling something, making bank at ten years old.
It’s probably not surprising that we didn’t fit into the ‘mold’ of 9-5 working life.
Once Kev finished his apprenticeship & I graduated from uni, we bounced around from job to job - trying to find that eternal sense of happiness and contentment we thought we’d find in our careers.
At the ripe old age of 30, we were ‘up sh*t creek without a paddle’ (apologies to our non-native Aussies readers who may not get that one-liner). We were done. Sad, deflated, empty, lost, exhausted and in a f*ck tonne of debt.
We did quit our jobs - at 30 years old little did we know that was the last time either of us would ever work for someone else again.
And we did build out a luxe motorhome, that was alllll Kev. This thing was a beast, complete with a toilet, shower and washing machine.
We started an affiliate marketing business (which in a nutshell - is where you sell other peoples products via an affiliate link).
We bought some training and surrounded ourselves with other people who were doing it, got online and started slowly but surely learning how to market.
It took MONTHS for any serious traction to take place, and at 6 months in we were starting to think we’d have to go back to work…
But I was not giving in, and my entrepreneurial buddy was happy to back me.
We threw ourselves in the deep-end and willingly became lifelong students of this new skillset. Kev built the van, I built the business & by the time we hit the road things had started to click into place.
From here, I need to speed things up otherwise you’ll be reading all day.
We had location freedom & time freedom - and we were financially ‘comfortable’. Things were great, we hardly had to work at all!
Here’s where I tell you something you might not want to hear…
Comfortable is only good for so long. Comfortable becomes ‘empty’ real quick.
Ok - so at this stage we’re no longer traveling full-time. We figured out that this style of travel did NOT suit our relationship dynamic (this is a whole other story, we’ll save that for another day).
Kevin - my entrepreneurial soul-mate suggests that we ‘build our own courses & affiliate program’.
A few coffee dates later, it was decided - we were walking away from our affiliate business & starting an online course company.
The years that have followed since that decision have been the most transformative years of our lives.
Were there moments that we thought ‘holy sh*t, why did we think this was a good idea?’ Yes, absolutely.
Every entrepreneur I’ve ever met says if they had known what was actually involved in building a successful company they probably never would’ve started.
It was important to us - more important than alllll the endless challenges we would face.
Let’s circle back to the ‘getting uncomfortable’ thing.
The 2-3 years (at time of writing) of being waaaaay out of our comfort zones & building this company have seen us build a community of THOUSANDS of students & become millionaires.
This year our company revenue will be multiple 7 figures.
We teach marketing skills & money mindset and we’re known for our affiliate program that pays out tens of thousands of dollars every single month.
We’re proud of what we’ve built, we’re proud of the love and intention that has gone into this space. We know our community feels it & we know that’s why many are drawn to our work.
It’s probably obvious now why I feel that Kev and I were meant to come together ~ the daydreamer & the entrepreneur. He grounds me, brings me back down to earth & I force him to think bigger, to keep expanding the vision.
We stumble through it a lot of the time & irritate the sh*t out of each other, but we also come together and make magic happen.