Kate C Gray is a resilient business woman who has built two 7-figure businesses in just 3 years. After overcoming a meth addiction early in her life, newly-recovered Kate journeyed through a spiritual quest, which brought her clarity and purpose. After which, she began her entrepreneurial journey in her late 20’s, and has seen nothing but success since.
Now, Kate runs businesses that mentors coaches, consultants, influencers and service based entrepreneurs to amplify their impact, influence and income. She specializes in psychology driven marketing, lead generation, branding and packaging and positioning.
“I always wanted to make a difference in the world and felt that I couldn’t possibly do that by working for someone else. It always felt restrictive and limited. Instead, I pursued dreams for myself and started my own businesses. I was naturally good at entrepreneurship, and after having some big wins in the business, I found myself supporting other people like me,” Kate says.
Inspired by the freedom and impact her own businesses allows her, and the desire for everyone else to have the same opportunities, Kate made sure her mindset was in the right place to pursue her dream.
“Your mindset is everything. I see so many people fail at this game because they aren’t resilient enough. You can’t be soft, be worried about people liking you or have your feelings easily hurt! Overcoming my meth addiction was the greatest asset when it came to the business game because it really made me tough as nails,” Kate explains.
Along with this, Kate also advises others looking to start their own business to exercise a beginners mindset, and act as if they’re seeing things with fresh eyes. In this way, they’ll catch things others that have gotten complacent will miss.
“And, as always, work smart, not hard. Do your best to find a mentor who can save you time!” Kate says.
For many, Kate can be that mentor. Although her life has brought her great success, she fully understands the challenges that business, especially entrepreneurship, can bring. For her, the biggest challenge was impatience.
“I would always start before thinking things through fully. I didn’t listen to anyone else’s advice. The result was I made some pretty big mistakes that could have been avoided if I had slowed down and listened to those around me with more experience,” Kate recalls.
In addition to her early obstacles, Kate knows that great success stories also endure their share of missteps. 8 months ago, Kate unfortunately lost $250 thousand in a bad investment, and decided to part ways with 90% of her client base. On top of this, the pandemic hit right after. But Kate didn’t let this string of misalignments slow her down.
“It was an interesting time to say the least! Trying to break into a new market when the whole world was in some sort of panic was a challenge,” Kate says.
Always moving forward at a fast pace, Kate also doesn’t let fear slow her down. Instead of an obstacle, Kate sees fear as an opportunity to learn and grow.
“When I feel fear I know there is an opportunity within it. It is just another reason to keep moving forward and leaning in. Fear isn’t anything but a program that wants us to stay the same,” Kate says.
All of her perseverance has brought her great success. For Kate, this means doing what she wants, when she wants it, and how she wants to do it.
“The material side or status side is irrelevant to me, I will know I have success when I am fully free,” Kate explains.
In the next year, Kate is positioned to conquer the market in the US, becoming a top leader in the business mentoring industry. She is also poised to become the highest converting speaker to sell from virtual and offline stages.