This 33-year-old quit her sales job to start her own business. Now she brings in $119,000 a month

Business has always been my second nature. Selling rhubarb pies at an Amish market with my family sparked my entrepreneurial spirit at the age of eight.

After college, I worked in direct sales and earned a place in the top 2% of consultants at my company. The job came with many perks: I was rewarded with free travel, designer handbags, and mansion parties.

As a 24-year-old mom from a small town in West Virginia, it was more than I ever dreamed of. Still, I had this nagging feeling that something was missing. I started to ask myself: Who am I? What am I supposed to do here? Am I living my purpose?

These questions eventually inspired me to build The Royal Shaman, a spiritual consulting firm for elite CEOs and entrepreneurs. Last year my company grossed $972,000.

become a shaman

I’ve always known I had a gift – a way to know and see things that other people can’t. After feeling disconnected from my sales career, I decided to follow my intuition.

So in 2013 I quit my job and began a five-year spiritual journey that took me to South Africa, where I trained as a shaman. A shaman is a “healer” who bridges the physical and non-physical realms in many ways.

“Your business or work is simply a vehicle for expressing who you are, and it will be most successful when you allow it to align with your unique self,” says Candiss Pitts, who works under the name Makhosi Nejeser” is known.

Photo: Candiss Pitts

Initiation involves rigorous training in psychology – healing a person physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually by diagnosing their roadblocks, performing rituals that invoke ancestral help, or returning to harmony with their soul.

The process can be very expensive as you cover costs such as travel and materials for rituals. In all, I spent more than $100,000 and had to take marketing and business strategy jobs to make ends meet.

The Royal Shaman: How I Started My Business

In September 2018 I returned home and began offering individual spiritual counseling sessions.

Spiritual counseling is different than life counseling. Life coaches typically focus on personal growth and success. But I help my clients expand and uplift their consciousness on a more spiritual level. This is an old and cherished practice – even the Dalai Lama has one “spiritual adviser”.

Initially, each session cost $197, which was in line with what others were charging. Most of my clients found me through my Facebook group page where I had shared the details of my own spiritual journey.

After a few months, I knew I needed to expand my services. I started my first group program in December 2018. For $97 per month, members had access to weekly group coaching calls.

I enrolled 20 students in my group program the first month, but only made about $17,000 the following year. I continued to work behind the scenes as a marketing consultant to pay the bills.

From $17,000 to $972,000 in 2 years

In 2020, I knew I needed to make a shift, so I narrowed my client focus by asking: Who is actively looking for the best I have to offer? how to find her What makes me unique?

My new goal was to attract an elite clientele – particularly high-income individuals and high-profile entrepreneurs. I stopped posting on Facebook and started marketing myself on podcasts, interview appearances, and on Mighty Networks, a brand community platform.

I later changed my prices to reflect the work I was doing with my clients; At times my advice impacted millions of dollars worth of deals.

My current product offering starts at $15,000 for a group coaching membership and goes up to over $200,000 per year for exclusive one-on-one coaching. I’m much more selective about who I work with.

In 2013, Candiss quit her job and embarked on a five-year spiritual journey that took her to South Africa, where she trained as a shaman.

Photo: Candiss Pitts

I now have an incredible team of five full-time employees – a business manager, a virtual assistant, a digital marketing manager, a sales specialist and a mindset coach – with plans to expand the coaching staff this year.

In 2020, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, my gross sales increased to $209,000. And in 2021 we closed with $972,000. We are on track to exceed $2 million in gross revenue this year and made an average of $119,000 per month this quarter.

All of this was possible because I gave myself permission to follow my passion and purpose. If you want to do the same, here’s my best advice:

1. It’s not your purpose what you doit is Who are you.

We were not brought to earth just to “do a job”. We are here to use our unique traits and talents to make the world a better place.

Your business or work is simply a vehicle for expressing who you are, and it will be most successful when you allow it to align with your unique self.

2. Follow in your customers’ footsteps.

If you really want to serve your ideal customers, immerse yourself in their world and embody their experiences in your daily life.

In 2021, Candiss’ company, The Royal Shaman grossed $972,000.

Photo: Candiss Pitts

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