“When we spend our lives waiting until we’re perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander precious time, and we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make.” ~ Brene Brown, from Daring Greatly
In this final episode of 2015, I share the 3 biggest achievements that I made in my business and the 10 lessons I learned as a result.
I compiled this list with the hopes that these lessons will help you in your journey. You may have heard them before, but you may hear something differently that helps you take action or get unstuck.
Thank you for being a part of my community! Wishing you a prosperous, happy and healthy New Year!!
“There are different stages in your life for doing different things. It may be in your 40s and 50s that this is the time for you…to find out what you really want to do.” ~Louise Armstrong
Louise Armstrong is a Midlife Transition Coach for women. She’s on a mission to help women gain confidence and clarity to enjoy their lives so they can remove barriers and enjoy inner peace and contentment in their careers, relationships and health.
As a mom who experienced empty nest syndrome when her three children moved out of her home, Louise relates to women who struggle through this and other life-changing events. Her expertise lies in defining and removing emotional blocks like low self-esteem, low self-worth, the burden of responsibility, fear, guilt and much more.
In this episode, Louise shares her personal and professional journey that led her to where she is today.
“Fear is always going to be with you. You can allow it to walk with you, but you can’t allow it to stop you.” ~Erica Aker
Erica Aker is a 20+ year veteran in the beauty industry serving as a licensed stylist, cosmetology instructor, certified colorist educator, a certified trichologist and a business coach.
Erica helps beauty professionals structure their businesses with proven principles that promote professionalism, long-term growth and financial security. She is the author of How to Build Momentum in Your Business and considers herself to be a “forever student”.
“Your brand, like when you’re building your house, is the foundation of your business.” ~Mimika Cooney
Born in South Africa, Mimika Cooney is a TV host, published author, speaker and a business, branding and video marketing expert. Her passion is helping entrepreneurs attract their perfect clients and position their brands for higher sales by sharing her branding and marketing expertise. Mimika is also a loving wife and mom of three beautiful children. In this episode, Mimika shares how she balances being a mom, and a TV host while operating her consulting and coaching business.
“When you believe that you can do this and there’s no other option, the Universe will meet you there. God will meet you there.” ~Kanesha Morrison
Kanesha Morrison is a wife and mother of three sons under the age of 6. She went from being on welfare to earning six figures in less than 9 months. Kanesha leads more than 20,000 women through her makeup company. Kanesha lives by the value of asking, believing and achieving in order to be all that God has called you to be.
Talmar Anderson is the Founder of Talmar it Up, LLC, an operations and management firm. With over 20 years of experience managing multi-million dollar businesses, she easily and quickly applies her insights to help her clients expand their business operations and increase their profits.
Talmar is a loving wife and mother of a handsome little boy. She is dedicated to her family and treasures time spent together.
In this episode Talmar shares her intimate journey of mompreneurship, including the ups and downs.
L.J Jackson of Personal Power Within, Inc. is an award-winning women’s empowerment expert, mentor, inspirational speaker, executive producer, author, certified Master NLP coach & success coach with 20 years of experience helping thousands save their dreams. She’s a strategic interventionist trained through Tony Robbins’ official life coach training program. L.J. is also a trained and experienced school counselor and psychologist, assisting parents in understanding themselves and their children.
In this episode L.J. shares her personal journey of discovering her inner power after feeling lost and unclear about her purpose.
Susan LeBron is a mom of six, a military wife and the author of the newly released book, No Fig Leaves Allowed: Getting Emotionally Naked. After healing her own relationships, Susan is on a mission to help others strengthen and protect their relationships. She teaches couples how to recognize intimacy barriers that often prevent them from being completely honest with each other. Susan wrote No Fig Leaves Allowed so couples would know how to create a safe haven in which they remove intimacy barriers so they could freely love each other.
“It’s all about setting short-term goals to achieve long-term goals, doing little things each day that turn into a lifestyle.” ~Teresa Robinson
Teresa Robinson is a health and fitness coach, yoga practitioner, a mom of four, a dedicated wife all while working a full-time job. Since childhood Teresa has had a passion for sports and spending time outdoors. After having children, she struggled with her weight and hit a low point when she realized that the weight wasn’t coming off.
After having her third child, Teresa decided enough was enough. She started doing Pilates, adding a little more each day. Teresa then made a promise to herself and to her family that she would maintain a healthy lifestyle and set a good example for her children. Eventually Teresa’s passion drove her to become a health and fitness coach. She is currently pursuing her certification as a yoga instructor and is looking forward to helping others make health and fitness a lifestyle.
Tiffany Nycole Smith is the CEO & Founder of Tiffany Nycole International and a life and business success coach for women. Drawing on her personal journey as a mother who brought herself through a divorce, coupled with her expertise in psychology, Tiffany teaches women how they can achieve happy, fulfilled lives even after a devastating loss or failure.
In this episode Tiffany shares her journey from divorce to entrepreneurship and her challenges as a single mom. Tiffany breaks down the obstacles that often keep women stuck in their own negative thinking and tools they can use to set themselves free.
Dr. Denise Dennis is the founder of Prepared Mind Coaching, LLC and the author of Make That Change! 8 Steps for Crafting Your Ideal Life and The B.O.S.S. Journal: Set Quarterly Goals, Track Daily Progress and Be a Business on the Side Success!. Dr. Dennis helps entrepreneurs grow their business on the side while they continue to work their full-time jobs. One of her favorite quotes by Louis Pasteur, “Chance favors the prepared mind”, summarizes her vision of coaching and life. Chances and opportunities come into our lives, but we can only make the most of them when our minds are prepared.
During our conversation Dr. Dennis shared helpful strategies and lessons she’s learned along to help entrepreneurs build their side businesses.
Shanon Lee is a professional writer, editor, web designer and creates social media marketing plans for small business owners & entrepreneurs. Shanon is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of SomeSayLove.com, a contributing writer for Hearst Digital Magazines and a featured columnist for Divorcedmoms.com. Divorced twice herself, Shanon is now enjoying a healthy, loving relationship and is the mom of four beautiful children.
During our conversation, Shanon talked about her love of writing, how she blends her business with motherhood and her journey to becoming a paid, professional writer.
“We are all here with a purpose and we all have a mission in life.” – Julie Starr
An award winning social issues advocate for human rights and environmental protection, Julie Starr has long been a dreamer and a doer. Determined to realize her own dreams, Julie founded Possibility Life Coaching for Women. A mother and a grandmother, Julie works intimately with women across North America who are eager to achieve personal growth, live their best lives and leave a positive mark on the world.
Julie is passionate about helping women embrace their significance and achieve their dreams. She is a firm believer that good things are going to happen.
Avalaura Beharry, known as the Spiritual Sage, is an executive coach, a life coach and a spiritual counselor who dedicates her life to assisting influential women with living their best lives. As the founder of Avalaura’s Healing Center, she uses a holistic approach to help women deal with challenges and life issues that stop them from living fully. Avalaura is known for helping her clients discover who they are and their deeply rooted issues, by taking them through her proprietary process from breakdown to breakthrough.
“Most women are pretty organized as is. We just have to figure out a way to balance our outside circumstances.” ~ De Bolton
De Bolton, a wife and mom of three daughters, is a champion for work-at-home moms everywhere. De is an award-winning entrepreneur and was named South Jersey Biz Best of Biz for Organizational Specialist. Her small business expertise and rock star sales and recruiting success led her to launch De Bolton Enterprises. She is the published author of the Consultant Organizer Planner for Success and the Entrepreneur Planner for Success. De combines her knowledge and expertise to help her clients feel better, work efficiently and live simply.
Rachel Tenpenny Crawford is a mother, wife, a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, healing educator, and co-founder and tea creator at Teamotions.
The inspiration for Teamotions came after her twin daughters Aubrey and Ellie died in 2008 just a few weeks after they were born. Together with her sister, Crystal Tenpenny, these women are on a mission to share their message of hope and healing one cup of tea at a time.
In this episode listeners feel Rachel’s passion for healing hearts after the loss of a child.
Aisha Taylor, the CEO and founder of FN Phenomenal, is a financial freedom expert who brings a fresh twist to wealth consciousness. Although Aisha had been well-instructed on how to manage money, she fell into the trap of “keeping up with the Joneses” and had to develop a positive relationship with money in order to reach financial freedom.
In this interview Aisha shares how she started FN Phenomenal and went from struggling and pinching pennies to gaining financial freedom. Aisha also broke down the steps that you can take to get yourself out of debt and “on the right side of the money equation”.
Interestingly enough, Aisha doesn’t encourage her clients to get a part-time job to supplement their income. She explains why and also shares creative ways that you can generate additional income.
Lastly, Aisha gave away the secrets for moms to prepare healthy meals at great prices. These secrets will save you money and time!
Dr. Samantha Madhosingh, known as America’s “Holistic Success Doctor®”, is a loving mother, a licensed psychologist and a certified coach. She teaches people how to Strike It Happy™ by helping them understand that success has very little to do with luck and everything to do with how they view the world as well as their desire and willingness to live boldly and out loud. Dr. Samantha uses her unique set of skills and practical techniques for change, including advanced cognitive therapy and positive psychology approaches. Combining her expertise as a coach and a psychologist, Samantha supports her clients in creating a happy, successful life by design.
During our interview, Samantha shared her journey from working with children early in her career to starting her private practice, where she helps adults create holistic happiness and success on their own terms.
Danielle K. Howell is a wife, a mother of 4, and a successful online Life & Business Coach. Danielle specializes in helping mompreneurs across the world achieve success. From losing her mother to cancer at 15 and dropping out of high school to care for her younger sister, Danielle is no stranger to challenges. Despite her circumstances, Danielle was determined to be successful.
After losing her mother, Danielle became health conscious and wanted to help other women live healthier lives. She started her entrepreneurial journey as a health & wellness coach. Her clients learned how to eat healthier and make their health a priority. Danielle even organized walks and taught workshops on health and nutrition.
Recently, Danielle transitioned her business into online coaching for moms. Using her personal experience as a mother and her training, Danielle teaches women that they can be mothers and run a successful business at the same time.
Marilyn Porter, affectionately known as M.E. Porter, stands gracefully in the world as a woman called to a divine purpose. She is a mother, a minister, a teacher, a dynamic speaker and so much more. As an entrepreneur, M.E. is the founder of Marilyn Elizabeth Unlimited, LLC (ME Unlimited).
M.E. is anointed to empower and propel others forward in their life journey by giving them the guidance that she didn’t have. She helps transform lives, and lift women where they stand. Together, they stamp out chaos, confusion and stagnation. The result is the alignment of words, actions and spirit.
In this interview, M.E. openly shares her experiences and the process she went through to transform her calling into a successful business. In the beginning it was very chaotic, but M.E. had wisdom and knew that there were women who needed her experiences to serve as a roadmap for their lives.
Alison Smith is a parenting coach supporting and empowering
families through education and coaching to create a win-win relationship
between parent and child. She is a certified life coach, writer, speaker
and former teacher living in Saint John, New Brunswick with her partner and
Sarah Aderson, also known as the Leg-a-SHE Strategist, is an international speaker, co-author of the international best selling book, Motherhood Dreams & Success: You Can Have It All! She empowers entrepreneurs to charge what they're worth, so they can leave a legacy for their family and the world. Sarah shows you how to build an empire, not just business. She accelerates business development by turning your services into products. Clients gain renewed confidence, passive income, and successful marketing strategies that convert to sales.
In this episode Sarah shares her transition into full-time entrepreneurship and the first steps she took in order to achieve her dream. Sarah talks about the process of rebuilding her confidence and learning how to "go with the flow".
Sara F. Hathaway is a mom, a wife, an author and a passionate entrepreneur. Sara grew up in the country, where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. She has extensively researched and practiced survival techniques in the natural environment.
Sara always loved creative writing & poetry as a hobby, but she never thought that she would publish a book. After writing for 8 years, juggling marriage, motherhood and working at multiple jobs in corporate America, Sara was inspired to share her first book with the world. The light bulb came on for Sara after she began meeting influential people who helped her see the possibilities and the lifestyle she could create using the many skills that she already had.
Kristen empowers women worldwide to stop settling for mediocrity, overcome obstacles and live in courage while kicking fear to the curb in a fun and inspiring way. enthusiasm and inspiring approach is both empowering and guaranteed to leave you with confidence, courage and clarity to Step out of your way & Step into your Power.
In this episode Kristen shared her personal journey and how her health and wellness coaching business transformed as her dreams began to expand. Over time she noticed a shift in the direction of mindset coaching, which is what Kristen does now. She successfully helps women go from where they are to where they want to be.
Erica Gordon takes you through a series of short exercises to help you visualize your ideal life, identify what you really want and map out the steps you have to take to bring it to fruition. By the end of this session, you will have a clear picture of what you want. You will have made a personal commitment to take action and you will be well on your way to creating exactly what you want in your life.