However, we started noticing that our income and business was plateauing.
We were bringing people in and they didn’t stick around. We were doing events around the world and if we were physically present, the teams would go to sleep.
It was almost as if … nothing was happening WITHOUT us.
We created a business we didn’t love, a team where no one could do what we did, everything depended on our skills, time and ability. It got worse … We continued to pour money into the business, travelling and doing events. At some point we were more than $200,000 in credit card debt, we were burnt out, exhausted and ready to give up.
The first week of September 2011 we both ended up in hospital within 7 days of each other - and to make it harder it was while travelling in Asia in a city where we knew noone.
We went back home to Australia and asked a better question: how can we do our business, so that we can scale our income while we decrease the time that we are spending doing our business. We started to build systems to support our team and create a clarity of what needed to be in place so that every team member CAN do what we did they day they joined.
This is where everything changed. What we did resulted in us more than 10x our income in less than 18 months. But most importantly, we were slowly able to decrease the amount of time we were working in our business and we were finally able to create some freedom.
This is where our breakthrough finally happened. I still remember going on a 7 day vacation (first one in 6 years) and not being able check the phone because there was no internet … only to discover we have just had the best week so far in business … It finally happened! Duplication and momentum was happening without us.
In 2013, we were finally recognised as millionaires on our company stage … and this is where Pyjama Bosses story was born. [picture]
We started getting so many requests from leaders from different companies to train their teams, give interviews, write articles, being featured in blogs…. so in 2014 we decided to launch a small training program on a new website called Pyjama Bosses.