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Paid Communities – When to Stay and When to Go

Today’s question is:

“I’m in way too many paid communities. I can’t keep up with them all. But many of these coaches helped me to get where I am in my business today. So I feel disloyal if I were to leave their communities. I’d also worry they’d think I was ungrateful. I guess there’s a sense of FOMO there, too.

I’ve now invested in a course and a six month mastermind that I’m really serious about. I know I need to let go of most of the other communities I’m in so I can focus on these new things and grow my business. Any advice on how to let go of communities and coaches you love, but have outgrown?”

Listen now:

There are some phenomenal resources in the copywriter community. Trainings, group programs, masterminds, you name it. Amazingly, it’s available. That hasn’t been true for all that long.

We talk a lot about getting in those rooms, but we don’t talk about when to leave and how. We tackle that question for a listener this week.

In this episode:

  • When and how to leave a paid community. 3:00
  • Learning to let go of FOMO. 6:45
  • Is it worth staying just for the community? 10:15
  • Choosing what programs to join. 15:00

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About Business Badassery

Amy’s a conversion copywriter, business coach and serial business owner who’s been reading advice columns since she was nine. With decades of business experience, she’s gotten very good at quickly reading situations and coming up with solutions – especially on the fly. You can find her at

Kirsty’s a launch copywriter and ex-psychotherapist, who’s smack bang in the middle of scaling her business with online courses. She’s good at making sense of human tendencies, selling things with words, and only following the work that feels good. You can find her at

“Amy and Kirsty are wonderful, wise and witty!

I already push myself hard enough so I'm not interested in working with coaches that are going to "crack the whip" and "kick my arse".

Kirsty and Amy both have a gently challenging coaching style. I always left sessions feeling validated, smart and capable but with a clear idea of how to make things even betterer.”

Anna Rogan
Creative Copywriter

“Kirsty seems to have this ability to see things that aren't being said. And then she brings them to light in such a nurturing way. 

Amy is direct AND caring all at the same time. It makes it easier for me to get to the point cause I know you'll get to the point when you ask about the things you need more info on.

Together — I love that neither of them hold back when their opinion/suggestion/perspective differs from the other's. It just makes it all so much more valuable. 

Also, they’re both so genuine, warm, smart and hilarious. Those 'good' traits just compound when you put the two of them together, ya know?

Miish Grixti
Conversion Copywriter

“All I'd ever heard about Amy was that she's a great coach. Welp, she's a great coach. Knows the right questions to ask to get through the bullshit and get to the root issue.

And my sweet, sweet Kirsty. Using all of her best therapy tricks to keep us moving forward. And making us feel loved :)

Together? Stop. So good. I have never felt so supported. 

I think the value in coaching is having someone hold a bigger vision for you than you can see yourself. So having TWO of you hold that for me was extremely motivating.”

Megan Baird
Email Copywriter