I wasn’t lucky, I was ready.
My name is Reelika Schulte, and the person you see today, is not who I’ve always been. Often times people see the success, but not the countless hours of learning, reading, practicing and pushing through the comfort zone. People see the success today, but not the failure, fear, discouragement, rejection and low self-esteem that came first. It’s easy to judge and think it’s easy for others, but that is simply not true. I wasn’t lucky, I was ready, and committed. Here’s who I actually am.
So, what’s my story?
I was born in Soviet Union, and I grew up in Estonia with my parents, and younger sister. Ever since I can remember as a little kid, I always dreamed big, wanted to make something of my life, and enjoyed making people feel good. Perhaps you have felt the same way? I tried to please everyone around me to be the A-student at school, and follow the traditional path – go to school, study hard and be set for success in life.
I was very shy, introverted and with glasses, which made me an easy target to be picked on. When we don’t feel like we fit in or when you hear “why can’t you play outside like other kids,” we secretly dream about being accepted. That thing for me was school. I studied my way to being one of the best at school, and I graduated with honors.
The crazy thing was…getting a degree and a job in finance was supposed to be a dream come true. I soon realized it wasn’t, because at this time, I had also become a single mom, and it was painful to be from 8 to 5 away from my son, not to mention the extra commute.
It wasn’t until I was stressed out, and that one night when I decided to search the internet for answers on “How to work from home” and “How to create an online business” that I came across blogging. I was brand new to it, but before I knew it, I invested $250 into a 6-week blogging course. My salary back then was only $800 per month, but the direction and purpose of my life changed with that course forever.
I believe in Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” That became my light, and I felt like I was given permission to dream big and create a vision for my life that had no rules.
Since then it’s been an incredibly wild, yet exciting journey. Blogging allowed me to sell digital courses, and opened up a new world for me. Yet, it never hit the level that would bring in more than just side income, and I was missing human connection.
Until one day, I was introduced to coaching, and I decided to transition from blogging to coaching business. I’ve failed way more than I’ve succeeded, and it is part of my success. All these years I have been committed to learning and growing in some way. Learn, implement, teach, give back.
This philosophy has allowed me to quit my 8-5, build a multi-6-figure coaching business in less than 3 years. I’ve been published in Forbes, Shining Mentor Magazine, and Huffington Post Business section, won Top 1% Conversion Club Award, donate to charities that mean a lot to me, and most importantly, being able to be there for my son.
Taking him to school every morning, walking home together, and showing him the world while we travel.
All this journey took place when I went from being a single mom, working full time, and eventually marrying my soul mate, which meant starting a new life in the US 4 years ago.
New family dynamics, foreign culture and language, legal debt that piled up, while we lived in tiny apartment. There’s never a perfect time to start a business.
My parents always worked very hard, and so did I, but it never gave me any freedom or space for my dreams. Success happens much faster when you work smart and follow in the footsteps of the other people, who’ve already made the mistakes for you to learn from, and ultimately achieved what you want to achieve.
That was the recipe for success.
I’m committed to showing good people around the world how to build and grow their coaching businesses online in a way that makes a real difference. I’m doing this through my coaching and digital programs, social media, speaking, workshops, masterminds, and partnerships.
My heart is filled with gratitude and joy, because of the way my life has unfolded and the life that I always work on designing. I believe our biggest setbacks can be turned to our biggest comebacks, and we can design our own dream lifestyle if we make a commitment to do so.
You get to decide what your future is going to look like. You are responsible for your own results, because at the end of the day, no one can, or will do it for you, only you can decide to make a change. Your calling and dreams are there for a reason.
Use your experience, expertise and calling to impact lives globally. Design your own dream lifestyle that fulfills your soul and changes lives, globally.
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I believe giving back creates a global impact. We give back to mission trips, environment, and organizations that support children. We care, and we are always looking for ways to increase our impact.
Reelika Schulte is an international business coach with honors degree in business, and the founder of Design Dream Lifestyle, where she teaches women from around the world how to use their life experiences to launch their own thriving online coaching business.
Growing up in Estonia, Reelika developed an entrepreneurial mindset after watching her parents start their own business after the fall of the Soviet Union. After working in her parents’ business and also in corporate finance for 10+ years, and running a personal finance blog, Reelika became an expert in balancing the personal and professional. She uses this business background and online savvy to encourage other women in the online coaching field and to expand their reach through sales funnels, conversions, lead generation, and passive revenue methods.
Her work has appeared in publications like Forbes, Shining Mentor Magazine, and The Huffington Post. She loves to speak about finding clients through automated marketing, creating signature coaching programs that sell, and building evergreen global coaching businesses.
She lives in Minnesota with her husband and her son.
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