About this time last year, something amazing happened: my webinar from 2011 went viral out of nowhere. Tens of thousands of people viewed it, and my world completely changed literally overnight.

How did this happen? The surface answer (but it's much more than that) is that my work was featured in an article written several months earlier by Stephanie St. Claire called 11 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Business.

Number 9 was about the day Stephanie discovered her archetype on my Archetype Alignment Grid and how it changed her life.

This article had been posted on Stephanie's blog during the summer of 2013, and I noticed I got some new subscribers – maybe 90 or 100. It was fun to see some new folks coming into my world.

But that was nothing compared to what was coming … and what was about to happen was not luck, an accident or a coincidence.

At some point, Stephanie uploaded that blog post to a site called medium.com, a place where writers post their work.

What you might not have been aware of was that between summer and late October, I wasn't even sure I wanted to keep my business open. I was down in the doldrums, miserable and burned out. Something had to change, and fast, or I was going to close my doors.

I knew I could make myself crawl out of the depths of despair, but I preferred to leap. I wanted to keep my business open, but I wanted it to be way, way different.

What I needed was a big shift – something rapid, lucrative and amazing.

And then it happened. One day, I noticed that my inbox was suddenly full of emails from people who had seen my webinar and found it life-changing. What was going on?

In late October, Stephanie's article had taken off like wildfire. The first day that it went viral, it had something like 100,000 shares on medium.com. And it kept going from there.

I checked my database stats: people were pouring onto my email list. Every day, I would check the stats. Soon it was over 1,000. Then 2,000. At 5,000 opt-ins, I stopped counting.

The thing is, none of this was an accident. I deliberately brought this awe-inspiring event into my reality through the consciousness work I do every day. I intended it, not the webinar going viral, but the big shift itself. It was my intention to leap, leap high and for it to be easy. The viral thing was just how my intention took shape.

That leap was the easiest thing that had ever happened in my business, and it changed my world forever. I'd love to share with you exactly how I did this and what a big shift is actually like before, during and after it happens.

I'm sharing all about it in an interview Adela Rubio and I recorded a couple of days ago, which will be airing on her Big Shifts interview series.

She's also interviewing a dozen other leaders who have created big shifts. It's raw, real and you'll walk away empowered to create your own big shift. Sign up here (it's free): http://bigshifts.com/beth

Have you had a big shift in your business? I'd love hear about it. Feel free to leave a comment below and share about your experience.

Beth A. Grant is a writer, speaker, marketing strategist and thought leader who helps you be yourself in business, in love, in life. She blogs at www.truthandconsciousness.com

 

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