find and create your life’s work. here. now.
A freedom-seeking, idea-having, mad-passionate creative powerhouse. You dream of making waves and revolutions, and you care deeply. But your ideas are bigger than your abilities. And you might not even be sure if this whole business building thing is for you. But you DO know that making a difference and living a truly exceptional life are no longer optional life choices, they are your birthright.
So you need:
Help. You know you have something, a spark. A tiny little ember. Maybe even just a vague idea that you need to come up with an idea, but right now, it all feels like a jumble of mismatched puzzle pieces. You need a guide(s); someone to show you the picture on the box and help you connect the corners and fill in the pieces in all the right places. Life stuff. Business stuff. Leadership stuff. Brain stuff. Community. Networking.
All. The. Things.
And you want:
>> Answers. Maps. Plans to take you through what should happen first, second, and beyond…
>> Help creating big ideas that can actually grow into big things.
>> Accountability + Challenges designed to help you stretch and grow into the leader you know you can be.
>> Education that fills ONLY the gaps in YOUR knowledge (and isn’t just piles of stuff you already know or will likely never use).
>> Community. Peers. Relationships. PEOPLE who can help you, support you and kick you in the toosh when you need it.
All of that.
In the YLW Community.
A collective of business makers and world shakers. Moms and dads. Thinkers and fools. Writers, philosophers, ethical miscreants.
We are an intimate collective of smart people who can’t fathom living a life that’s anything less than exactly what we want it to be.
Not just business. Not just life. Not just leadership. Not just education. Not just community.
All of it. Together.
You do not need to own a business or want to own one to join. But that’s obviously welcome and we have lots of resources available to make your work sing.
You do not need to want to make a bajillion dollars to join. But we have been known to make a few dollar bills for our people. We think money is great. It’s just not the ONLY thing that’s great.
You do not need to have a perfectly balanced life or a clear path or solid boundaries or piles of confidence or crystal clarity.
You just need two things: Integrity and a deep will to leave this world better than you found it.
We help you nail down what YOUR life’s work really is. Sometimes that’s a thriving business that becomes your financial livelihood. And sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes it’s a subtle unfolding of ALL that you are so you can understand what your truest calling really is.
We help you make peace with what you’re made for, AND with how you make your living.
The Community is like business coaching, life coaching, business school, and a powerhouse mastermind all wrapped up in one sweet little affordable package.
Affordable. But I’ll get to the money bit in a second….
Let’s get back to the punchy salesy stuff…
The magic comes when we start right where YOU are and help you build the right living, breathing livelihood for you and only you.
No magic formulas.
No cookie-cutter systems.
No hard drive full of workbooks you’re never going to open.
The Community gives you a magic space where you can pick up and learn just the things you need. Connect with the people who can help you grow. And provide you with a forum for expanding your limits.
This is where your Life’s Work takes shape.
This is where you figure out how to make YOUR dent in the world.
This is where you stop fucking about and make the most out of the life you have.
If you are dead-sure that it’s time to stop wondering and start doing, join us.
Skills Courses. Learning Labs. Group Coaching.
All. In. One. Place.
What’s included in The Community Membership:
1. Entry into The YLW Community
Rich. Fun. Helpful.
Interesting humans supporting each other. Plus dirty jokes. And leadership. Plus bad words. And pointless nonsense.
All the best stuff happens when brilliance is mashed together with some pointless nonsense.
2. Access to an ever-growing library of short, laser-focused Skills Courses
Business. Marketing. Life Skills. Strategy. Personal Development. Health. Messaging. And SO much more.
100% designed to get you moving forward on specific things as fast as possible.
3. FOUR Expert-led, totally rad, outrageously useful 2-hour live coaching calls per month. FOUR.
Every Tuesday at 9am PST, we meet for two hours of REAL WORK.
+ Week 1: Life’s Work Mentorship with Illana
She rants. She coaches. She teaches. She does what Illana does. Those who get it, get it. You get it. Or you will. Just show up, ok?
+ Week 2: Content Conversations with Rachel Allen
Rachel is the big, amazing brain behind Bolt From The Blue Copywriting. She works with world class leaders and thinkers writing the words that make their message in the world live the lives they were made for. Every month, Rachel will lead a 2-hour work session just for you. Content strategy. Social Media. Messaging. If it involves words, Rachel will make it better than it’s ever been.
+ Week 3: Building Balance with Amy Rootvik
Amy is the big bright light that makes up half of the YLW Community Agency with Illana. She is a health coach, a guide, a leader, and a systems maven. After ten years of friendship and a bunch of collaboration [mostly of the ‘helping Illana keep all the plates spinning’ variety], Illana basically gave her no choice but to go into business with her. If Illana is the big-idea-maker, Amy is the one who reminds her to drink water and take notes so shit actually gets done. Balance is about more than self care or systems or time management. Balance is about all of it. These calls are where you figure out how to notice what you need [be it a good smoothie recipe or a suggestion for a new project management tool, Amy has you covered] and actually do something about it.
+ Week 4: RAD guest workshops with the multitude of amazing people who owe Illana favors
12 years on the internet means Illana has made a LOT of friends. And she has helped a LOT of people. People who usually charge a lot of $$ for workshops and 1:1 time with their big brains. From SEO to boundaries to marketing to leadership to selling to self care to productivity to burnout — we are talking world-class humans teaching you real things you can use every single month.
4. Access to the YLW Learning Labs
Deep-diving courses designed to expand your soft skills, leadership acumen, and strategic thinking. Zero fluff here.
5. 1x 60-minute intro strategy session with illana
+ Bonuses + Discounts galore
Great, right? All that for a super-affordable [for many, at least – if you need us and you don’t fall into the ‘that sounds affordable’ category, please reach out – we frequently have scholarships available] price tag.
$1997 for LIFETIME ACCESS.
Love us forever.
And yes, we have a 4-payment option. No penalty. 4x payments of $498.50. Click the button and you’ll see both options.
$97/month + 7 Days FREE
Take every course. Come to every call. Schedule your call with Illana. Cancel anytime. The call alone with Illana usually costs $500. So say yes, ok?
A tiny sampling of what’s available to our members…
Community of BRILLIANT Humans
The right people are what MAKE a community. And we are a ragtag group of financial planners and artists, coaches and writers, and everything in between.
Great Livelihoods = Great Lives
Purpose. Health. Balance. Delight. Great Relationships. They are all possible. And living your life’s work is what makes that a reality.
Delight & Fun is really everything
Learning and growing has been done fucking wrong for WAY too long. So no more fluff. No more posturing. We have fun or we quit. Period.