Stuck at your day job? If you dream of career freedom as a consultant or coachThe Pivot Course will help you get free.
Those were the words that came out of my wife’s mouth one night. (It's about to get real...)
That was back in 2013, but I remember that like it was yesterday. She didn’t say them with spite, malice, or a raised voice — it was a more hopeless, passing comment kind of thing. But when your spouse says something like that, you don’t forget -- and you don’t ignore it. Something was really bothering her. Now I see why.
In late 2012, we returned to Piscataway, NJ after I resigned from a 4-year music ministry job in Hartford, CT. Life had come full circle; we moved back into the same cramped condo from when we first married, just minutes from where we both graduated college. The only difference: I was four years older, and four years more lost.
Enter My-So-Called-Life: 33 years old, no job, no direction, draining our savings, drowning in an embarrassing amount of debt, and still trying to figure out:
I had a measure of success in my job but my passion for life was gone. Have you ever felt that way? Like things are going well at work, but not in life? I was burned out. Dried up. Spent. Done. I wanted -- no, I needed -- a change.
My old line of work wasn't fulfilling anymore. I hated the pretense. I despised the meetings. I wanted more out of life -- I wanted to do work I actually loved and believed in, to not have to claw and scratch for a raise, to not have "the man" tell me how to spend my hours, days, and years.
Thus began a sick cycle carousel of sleepless nights, staring at the ceiling, and “intense-spousal-discussions.” It was during one of those discussions when she said:
“I wish you could just work a regular job and make $100,000 a year.”
Now, before you think of my wife as a bad person -- please know that she was working over 60 hours a week to keep us afloat. But me? I felt like a failure. I had no idea what to do next, or where to start. I was terrified.
I considered business school, but with what money? Did I really want to sink deeper into debt, only to graduate at 37 years old to compete with hotshot business grads 10 or 15 years younger than me? Did I really want another J-O-B?
My only option to stop the bleeding: teach SAT classes for high school students, something I did to earn spending money during college! No longer had I come full-circle, I was now going backwards. I can't tell you how much it killed me to work that job.
Then, the questions: "Did I make the wrong move?" "I was successful in ministry, why did I leave?" "Why are so many of my peers doing better than me?"
But I kept going to work, because sometimes you just have to suck it up, eat your humble pie, and make ends meet. There’s no shame in that. You know what I’m talking about. You’ve been there, too.
You’ve already thought about making a change. You've dreamed of career freedom, of being your own boss, of doing work you actually care about -- but you’ve stayed up late wondering how to make it all come together.
Know what sucks? That just moments after you get all excited, you get slammed with self-doubt! “Can I really make this big of a change? What if I fail? What if we never live indoors or eat again?” (It's the worst, isn't it?)
That is the single best piece of advice I can give you. There’s no magic wand, and yes -- it will take time. But launching a consulting or coaching business isn’t just about knowing, it’s about action. It’s about getting started, and having someone around that will help you navigate the change, keep you moving, and hold you accountable.
If you’re serious about starting a side-business as a coach or consultant, working step-by-step to earn enough to leave your day job, and pivot into work you truly love and believe in -- there’s no better route you can take than joining The Pivot Course.
This is the highest level of learning I offer — by far. I've assembled the system you need most for a happy, productive, and profitable career — that hardly any would-be consultant or coach ever creates for themselves or understands.
It’s the foundation of my business today, and it is the reason I was able to completely turn my life around and dive headlong into a completely new industry … which has provided no less than six-figures a year for the past 3 years, and resulted in higher profits every year compared to the previous one, all while doing what I love, with the kind of freedom that I never thought possible.
(Yes, my wife’s $100,000 passing wish has become reality … except for the “regular job” part.)
It took me 3 years of fumbling around before I put these pieces together the right way, but others I’ve personally taught this to now have their own versions in place, fully functioning in as little time as a month. Plus they did it all without jeopardizing their income or family’s security.
My years of trial-and-error can be your shortcut. I'll help you get clarity even if you don't know what you should focus your business on. Discover your "marketable skills" -- even if you don't feel you have any. Start small with a client, then two, then three. Scale up as you go.
• Escape the “best kept secret” cave and attract instead of promote
• Attain “rising star status” and naturally create a magnetic buzz around you
• Stay on course with the "7 Steps To A Profitable Personal Brand” that guarantees efficient, effective marketing
• Use the "Collaborative Close" on sales calls to land better, more appreciative, and more eager clients
• Building an online presence using just your personal Facebook page without blogging your brains out
I totally understand! This October (yes, this month!) Iris and I will celebrate our 11th anniversary. I’ve taken some risks because of my pivot … but you won’t. Remember, my life of trial and error is your shortcut. I’m going to show you the safest, most reliable path to earning more income, in the most direct way.
If your spouse or partner has legitimate concerns about investing in this program, we'll setup a short call. Email mike [at] mikekim.com and I'll make it happen.
My name is Mike Kim -- and I know how it feels to be stuck in a job, dream of freedom, and yet not know where to start. Today I enjoy being my own boss as a six-figure consultant and business coach. I've made the leap and helped others to the same -- and I'd like to help you, too.
Each module breaks down the entire process and shows you exactly what to do next -- from finding your first idea, to landing a paying client, and raising your rates. The Pivot Course offers the quickest and simplest path to finding clients and earning a side income that you can scale up as much as you want.
How do you market yourself like no one else can? Your personal story. It's one of the most powerful marketing tools at your disposal.
You don't need a full bells-and-whistles website right away -- just a "minimum viable platform." In this module, we'll cover exactly what you need to have (and not have) so your site sells.
Are you a top-tier provider, or a bargain-basement option? We'll look at what differentiates you from the rest, and how to establish yourself as an authority in your new field.
Create products and services that practically sell themselves. Learn to create and launch your first product -- an eBook, video course, training product -- within seven days or less.
How much should you charge? We'll use a proven method to help you determine your pricing in a way that doesn't compromise your positioning -- or your bottom line.
Marketing is the lifeblood of your business. You'll learn how to leverage human psychology and persuasive copywriting to communicate your message clearly and effectively.
The Pivot Course is available in two convenient ways: a do-it-yourself home study program, or a 90-day guided VIP coaching program with Mike (only 20 slots available). Choose the option that's best for you.
"Mike is one of the very best copywriters I know."
- Ray Edwards, founder of The Copywriting Academy
"I needed to learn how to take my business to the next level. Working with Mike saved me time, gave me new skills, and the confidence to grow. I highly recommend The Pivot Course, it's a game changer!"
- Val Brown, Emmy Award Winning Producer
"I chose the upgrade coaching package and it was worth every extra penny. Every suggestion Mike offered has worked better than I ever imagined. This, without question, was the best course I've ever taken and one I've recommended more than all the others."
- Bryan Paul Buckley, High-Performance Coach
If you're on the fence, or if other courses have left you jaded, stranded, or skeptical -- I want to give you every opportunity to put The Pivot Course into action and take your first steps into making income on the side.
That's why I'm giving you a full 30-days to go through the training, join me on the live calls, and implement what you learn.
If you reach out within 30 days to show me that you've kept up with the work (show me proof!) and you're still not seeing progress, I'll be happy to return your investment.
However, you have to do the work.
The Pivot Course isn't for voyeurs, keyboard critics, or big-talkers. Launching a business is difficult. It requires planning, strategy, and most of all: massive, sustained action.
If you are here just to "kick the tires" or collect a bunch of digital dust onto your hard drive, don't register. I am going to personally be spending time with you during this program, and I expect you to commit to action.
Friend, there's so much transformation waiting for you on the other side of your pivot. My main goal is your success, so I'm not afraid to shell out some tough love when it comes to holding you accountable. Deal?
This course works especially well if you are working a corporate job and want to become a consultant, coach, freelancer, or speaker.
Why corporate jobs? It means you've accumulated expertise, skills, and leadership experience. You're already familiar with running projects, networking, and maybe even sales.
To promote and grow your own business, you'll need support in branding yourself, marketing your message, and client acquisition. You might still be trying to figure out your unique selling proposition, or what your "message" is and to which market you need to tap. The Pivot Course will help you do exactly that.
This Course Is NOT For You If...
You have no intention of truly being your own boss, or you're looking for a get-rich-quick scheme. That's not my style.
This course is also not for you if this investment will put you into serious financial hardship. Granted, I made some big, scary financial leaps to get where I am today, but you know what's right for you.
The Pivot Course is designed for you to take action. My teaching style is to make sure you don't just know what to do, but how to do it. Besides the modules outlined above, here's exactly what you will do as you work your way through The Pivot Course:
No.The Pivot Course will walk you through every step to land your first client. You'll gain confidence knowing that each action you take is intentional, focused, and strategically designed to position you to profit. If you have clients, great. We'll optimize your existing business to help you market, mobilize, and monetize your message.
Module 1 releases Monday, October 10, 2016, and each module will release weekly after that. The Pivot Course is a "drip" course, meaning the content will be released weekly. If that is a problem for you, you should not register.
There are some courses that release all the content immediately. In many situations, that makes sense -- but not for what we're doing here. Throughout The Pivot Course, you'll be forming, shaping, and refining your message. You'll be focused on acquiring clients. You'll be writing. You'll be doing sales calls.
You cannot (and will not be able to) hide behind consuming course material. For every hour you spend on the material, you'll spend at least two more hours taking action that's directly tied to business development or generating cashflow.
Upon registration, you will be taken straight to the members area to setup your username and access your preliminary assignments. These assignments are just as important as the main modules, and you'll be able to get a headstart if you register now.
Yes! VIP members will join me for three live Q&A group calls. You'll also have access to our private Facebook community, where my team and I will connect with you every Monday - Friday for 90 days. That means we'll wrap up the course just in time for the holidays.
I guarantee this program and want you to love every minute of it! If you don't feel it's right for you, I'll gladly refund your enrollment. You have a full 30 days from the date you purchase the program to request a refund.
The only catch is that you must show me you have done the work. If you're thinking of enrolling, downloading all the material, and then asking for a refund -- don't register. I conduct my business with integrity and honesty, and expect those I work with to do the same. Leechers are not welcome.
Most online courses teach you skills to build an online business: Facebook marketing, copywriting, podcasting, email list growth, etc. The Pivot Course is designed to help you land paying clients as a consultant, coach, speaker, or freelancer -- and generate enough income to leave your day job.
Yes, you'll learn about marketing, copywriting, list growth in The Pivot Course, but the focus is on landing paying clients because let's face it: building an online business won't pay the bills for years. The smarter play is to build a network of paying clients, re-purpose the work you do with them into products, and build your business step-by-step.
Three other things make working with me unique:
1. The level of coaching that provides real accountability
2. My background in corporate, C-suite level marketing
3. I've successfully gone through the pivot process myself
Launching a business and making a career change is important. Shouldn't you work with someone that was actually paid at a high level to market and launch businesses -- and went through the pivot himself first? Or would you rather partner with someone who is relying on YOU to buy a course so he or she can actually quit THEIR day job?
I totally get this. I've actually thought the same about many of the "experts" out there. It's like, "Buy my course for $1,000 and I'll show you how to get rich!" You buy the course, open it up, and inside it tells you: "All you need to do is tell people you have a course that teaches them you can help them get rich. Charge $1,000 for it!" Gross.
My eggs aren't all in one basket with The Pivot Course. I have coaching clients, paid mastermind groups, and five-figure writing contracts. I don't need to do The Pivot Course, I choose to do it. If you read the rest of this page, you'll see there are numerous times I actually discourage people from registering.
I'm in this for genuine transformation in your life. Will I make money? Of course. But I make money other ways (and with a lot less stress than doing this course). I've chosen to guide a special breed of people who want to add value to the world, make a living doing work they love, and are willing to put in the effort to make it all happen.
We have two different ways you can reach out to us to get your questions answered before you enroll.
#1 EMAIL: You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#2: PHONE: If you prefer a more personal approach, email email@example.com with your question. If email won't answer your question, we'll schedule a call time (since you probably can't talk at work) and I'll do my best to answer.
So, you have multiple ways to get in touch with me for any Pivot Course-related questions. I'm here to help!