Jennifer Harshman: Entrepreneurs Can Be Great Authors!

Jennifer Harshman learned she had a gift for editing when her third-grade teacher pulled her aside secretively and asked her to correct the errors in the note that was going home to the parents. 

Jennifer’s been writing and editing professionally since 1992—everything from brochures to books, and in October 2022, she released Your Book Bakery: Making it easy to write a book. She’s edited more than 200 books and 30 million words, and a few of her editing credits are NYT Bestseller 48 Days to the Work and Life You Love, USA Today bestseller The Millennial Whisperer, and a book that hit #1 in the business category on Amazon: The Bezos Letters. 

Contact Jennifer. She’d love to hear about your writing dreams. That is, when she’s not fulfilling her roles as a homeschooling wife and mom and a book dragon with a big appetite. In her free time, she likes to play with paint and toot a flute.

 

In this episode Natalie and Jennifer discuss:

  • The importance of doing what you love as an entrepreneur
  • Reasons why entrepreneurs should write a book
  • Writing a book doesn’t have to be hard
  • What authors should consider to make their book a success
  • Publishing your book

 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Do what you love, and the money will follow. Take advantage of resources to learn what you need to know, build those skills, and do your own thing, making it something that fuels you and inspires you.
  • You should write a book to serve other people and to attract the right people to you, as well as repel the people who are not the right fit for you or aren’t ready for your service at the moment.
  • Having mental obstacles and mindset barriers makes writing a book difficult, and the only way we can actually begin to write a book is to introduce the mindset that writing is easy. You can make progress in just a couple of minutes a day.
  • Having an outline is a good start, but having a mindset is even more important. Put all your doubts aside and focus on making some progress every day, no matter how small it may be. 
  • You can either publish your book through a publishing company or self-publish it, but be careful of vanity presses or vanity publishers who take your money to publish your book. You’ll have to wear many hats when self-publishing, but remember you don’t have to do everything all by yourself. You can hire people to assist you in certain areas.

 

“With the right attitude and resources, you can do amazing things. And if you will choose the first, you will find the second.” – Jennifer Harshman

 

Gift: Your Book Bakery: Making It Easy To Write A Book – https://www.harshmanservices.com/ybb-book-goodies/

 

 

Connect with Jennifer:

Website: http://www.harshmanservices.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.harshman

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferharshman/

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com@jennifer_harshman

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenniferrharshman/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JRHarshman/

 

Connect with Natalie:

Website: http://www.ionmarketingltd.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliealcantaraionmarketing/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/natalieionmarketing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionmarketingltd

 

 

Show Notes by Podcastologist: Angelica Rayco

 

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

Bunmi Samuel: Designing the Future!

Bunmi Samuel (pronounced Boomie) is a thought leader and entrepreneur from New York City, currently living between New York City and California and where the adventure takes him. An attendee of Morgan State University, City Technical of New York City, and a graduate of Temple University, Bunmi has the desire to learn and teach.

Bunmi, professionally is passionate about storytelling through modeling life, design, strategy, and pinpointing key points in history. His direction and inspiration derive and purpose from an upbringing in the vibrance of New York City culture, lifestyle, and institution building as a core principle within his pioneering family. A deep believer in the human ability to transform challenges Mr. Samuel’s vision is to tell stories and the nuance of history and culture through detailed depictions of life. He values building dynamic companies, connecting people to opportunity, and creating change in turbulent environments. Changing mindset is his gift.

A trained school designer and strategist he operates businesses that provide solutions to large and small challenges in the marketplace.

In 2014, Bunmi Samuel experienced a 15,000-foot skydiving malfunction and fall resulting in severe injuries and challenges. He spent 7 years journeying rehabs and shares knowledge of health, medical, and wellness practices. Through many experiences, Bunmi tells the story of challenge, pursuit, and belief in human capacity to audiences around the world. Bunmi currently operates the design strategy company Pants and Sleeves, an invention group – AbleWorld, and Retreat Space known as Better Live Better. With his time, he enjoys designing, advising on cycles of culture and history, mentoring, marathoning, speaking, and writing.

Bunmi’s overall mission and purpose are to develop capacity in people, organizations, and communities and model endurance and success in all he does.

 

In this episode Natalie and Bunmi discuss:

  • Bunmi’s journey as an entrepreneur
  • How grief became Bunmi’s greatest opportunity in life
  • Making the world accessible to everyone
  • The importance of having an honest travel conversation
  • Entrepreneurship is not something you get into for a quick fix.

 

Key Takeaways: 

  • It’s about living, not just looking and watching that would make you succeed as an entrepreneur.
  • Consider your fear as a challenge and look at it as an opportunity to transform yourself, then put the steps of the processes together to address that challenge. If you don’t reflect and clear your grief, it can stay with you and stop you from expanding, and from going to the next level. 
  • It is high time that we start creating a system that will provide everyone with a high level of access to a world that welcomes individuals more as a place to explore. This easy-to-navigate and accessible environment will bring more business to the world.
  • A more inclusive, more welcoming, and more accessible travel experience begins with honest travel conversations. Be honest about what you don’t like and don’t be afraid to express your suggestions – change and improvement will not happen unless you speak up.
  • You can’t get into entrepreneurship for a quick fix – it’s going to be an endless process of winning, losing, and reflecting on how you can improve. You can’t be an entrepreneur if you don’t have the willingness to do, or the willingness to take that experience, and reflect on that constantly.

 

“It’s not always about the profit as the end marker of success. It’s also about how brilliant you can actually conjure up these ways of creating, delivering and moving people to be inspired. I think that’s what an entrepreneur really wants to do.” – Bunmi Samuel

 

 

Connect with Bunmi:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bunmi-samuel/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/eternally_grateful_boom?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

 

Connect with Natalie:

Website: http://www.ionmarketingltd.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliealcantaraionmarketing/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/natalieionmarketing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionmarketingltd

 

 

Show Notes by Podcastologist: Angelica Rayco

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

Aisha Winfield: Freedom 2 Create

Aisha means life. She masterfully brings ideas and events to life with her agency AIB Marketing & Consulting. For over 20 years she has worked with entertainment companies, nonprofit agencies, small businesses, and entrepreneurs to amplify their vision. She is unapologetic about her passion for young people and making space for family.

 

In this episode Natalie and Aisha discuss:

  • Why vision is vital to small businesses
  • What young people need today
  • The importance of self-care and wellness in business and entrepreneurship
  • Bringing your ideas to life
  • Having a strong network of support
  • Success factors for executing an outstanding event

 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Think about what you want to bring to the table and why you want to have that vision; you’ll never know how it could grow over the years and be of greater value to the world.
  • The skills that young people acquire in non-traditional settings can be applied in life skills as well as other areas if given encouragement and opportunities. Give them the chance to try new things to discover what they love and what they’re passionate about, as well as their skills, without putting too much pressure on them to decide what their future holds.
  • Maintaining your energy and enjoying the things that you do can only be achieved with self-care and wellness.
  • Learn how to collaborate and change your scenery sometimes – this allows you to get feedback, learn from others’ experiences and expertise, and share those ideas to unleash your creativity.
  • Do not take people for granted. Nothing beats the experience of having the strong support of family and friends who stand by you no matter what’s going on in your life and guide you to accomplish whatever you set your mind to.
  • Connecting with others is what people crave, so think of ways to make engagement and interaction fun so that people can still form those connections within your event.

 

“Keep in mind that opportunities are endless, and you have the freedom to create.” – Aisha Winfield

 

Gift:

A short guide on putting together an event – https://www.subscribepage.com/l6y0g5_copy

 

Connect with Aisha: 

Website: https://www.aibmarketingandconsulting.com/

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/aibmarketingandconsulting?_rdr

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/company/aib-marketing-and-consulting

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aibmarketing/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aibmarketing

 

Connect with Natalie:

Website: http://www.ionmarketingltd.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliealcantaraionmarketing/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/natalieionmarketing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionmarketingltd

 

 

Show Notes by Podcastologist: Angelica Rayco

 

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

Dr. Saiyyidah Zaidi: Cultivating a Sense of Belonging

Dr. Saiyyidah Zaidi is an executive coach; an expert in diversity, inclusion, and belonging leadership development and training; and an independent researcher in identity, intersectionality, and interculturality. 

Originally trained as an architect, Saiyyidah spent ten years in local government before leaving her Director position to retrain as an executive coach. She spent eight years researching identity, intersectionality, and interculturality in British Practical Theology while developing her coaching practice. Saiyyidah is an Independent Scholar, Faculty member, and Tutor with Meyler Campbell, a Trustee and Committee member with the British and Irish Association of Practical Theology, and the Founding Convenor of the Centre for Belonging and Understanding.

 

In this episode Natalie and Dr. Saiyyidah discuss:

  • Creating a safe space for others to step up and share voices
  • The importance of having a sense of belonging
  • Behavioral change for individuals and organizations
  • Having a lens of curiosity and asking questions
  • How Saiyyidah overcame the biggest challenge in her life
  • Saiyyidah’s advice to individuals who want to cast a bigger vision

 

Key Takeaways: 

  • We can all influence and open doors for others to express themselves, it just depends on whether we explore and expand our understanding of what it feels like to belong so we can help others do so.
  • A sense of belonging not only increases an individual’s experience and satisfaction in life, but it also helps them develop skills to work with others, and more people will be willing to work with you over other organizations that do not do that kind of work.
  • A successful change comes from training and support that helps you change the way you act, behave, and make decisions.
  • Get curious and ask questions – it creates a space for difference and respect, so we can sit in our own beingness and communicate in a respectful way.
  • In the end, you can’t resolve everything, so just be in the moment, and you’ll be able to enjoy what’s happening right now despite all the challenges and obstacles.
  • Always be yourself, know what your area of expertise is, and identify who in your network supports you.

 

“Enjoy life. Work out what you need to do to be comfortable in your own skin and find out what brings you joy and do more of it.” – Dr. Saiyyidah Zaidi

 

Gift: 

The Reflective Being Newsletter: http://www.thereflectivebeing.com

 

Connect with Dr. Saiyyidah:

Website: http://www.thereflectivebeing.com

http://www.centreforbelongingandunderstanding.com

http://www.saiyyidah.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saiyyidah/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saiyyidahzaidi

Twitter: https://twitter.com/saiyyidahzaidi

Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Re3PeoQDSSElubaTcGNOS

Email: sz@saiyyidah.com

 

Connect with Natalie:

Website: http://www.ionmarketingltd.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliealcantaraionmarketing/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/natalieionmarketing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionmarketingltd

 

 

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

Ron Skillens: The Leadership Commitment

Ron has 30 years of executive leadership experience in the finance, management consulting, and healthcare industries. He has served in leadership positions ranging from Partner at a global firm to Chief Compliance and Audit Officer at several prominent healthcare systems. Ron is the Founder of Executive Momentum where he helps professionals develop their leadership and career growth through proven executive coaching and training programs.

Ron has advised executives and boards throughout his career on various issues and has served on two nonprofit boards. He is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences on leadership, risk, and compliance topics. 

Ron lives in San Diego, CA with his lovely wife, Letitia, and son Davin. He loves boxing workouts, jazz, and classic hip-hop music. Ron earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of North Texas and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and certified in healthcare and privacy compliance.

 

In this episode Natalie and Ron discuss:

  • Balancing a corporate job and an entrepreneurial venture
  • What corporate leaders must focus on in today’s world
  • Maintaining relationships and connectedness in the new normal
  • The LEAD framework
  • Doing the uncomfortable

 

Key Takeaways: 

  • A corporate job and an entrepreneurial journey can be hard to balance, but if it’s something you truly want and love, it doesn’t feel like work.
  • Stress is a silent killer, so don’t neglect your physical and mental well-being. Putting yourself first should always be your top priority so that when you show up, you show up in a way that is calmer and more focused.
  • Relationships and connectedness can still be maintained with the new normal; you just have to change the way meetings are structured.
  • Leading effectively requires learning about yourself, enrolling others in your vision, affiliating with the right people, and showing dedication.
  • It’s often the uncomfortable things that lead to growth – push yourself out of your comfort zone and you’ll find new opportunities.

 

“Stay committed to your goal and stay connected to your passion. The work becomes a passion in and of itself, and know why you want to do what you want to do.” – Ron Skillens

 

Connect with Ron:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronskillens/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ronskillens

 

Connect with Natalie:

Website: http://www.ionmarketingltd.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliealcantaraionmarketing/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/natalieionmarketing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionmarketingltd

 

 

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

Monica Sherese Brewster: Finding Self & The Meaning of Success

Monica is highly respected as a motivational, influential leader and collaborator who leverages expertise in personal and business transformation, coaching, strategy, change management, and facilitation to guarantee stellar results for both her coaching and consulting clients. 

As an evidence-based Self-Discovery Coach for high-achieving women 40+, Monica’s work sits at the intersection of spirituality, self-image, and style. She offers a unique approach to helping clients transform their relationship with themselves, such that they are fully empowered in every area of life and have alignment between their inner self-image and outward self-expression.

As an accomplished Organizational Strategy Consultant, she’s worked with industry leaders (PwC, Deloitte) and other firms supporting senior executive clients at high-profile government agencies (FBI, NGA, DOD, DOJ, DHS, OPM, FEMA, NSF) to realize the possibility of people-driven culture, values-aligned strategy, continuous process improvement, and optimized organizational performance.

 

In this episode Natalie and Monica discuss:

  • Monica’s journey to self-discovery and personal development
  • The accouterments of success
  • How Monica dealt with the repercussions of letting go of what no longer serves her
  • How can women in their 40’s reinvent their life?
  • Developing your sense of self-confidence

 

Key Takeaways: 

  • The best thing parents can do for their children is to let them make their own decisions in life, rather than pressuring them to live up to their expectations. Knowing who you really are is more important than living out your life pretending to be someone you aren’t.
  • The material possessions you work so hard to accumulate are meaningless and won’t give you long-term happiness unless you have a strong and grounded understanding of who you are, and what lights you up inside.
  • Develop a strong sense of self that allows you to remain unwavering in the face of whatever life throws at you. Be there for yourself, root for yourself, and believe that no matter what, you can overcome all of these seemingly insurmountable challenges.
  • The first step in reinventing your life is to develop awareness. Remove all of your roles, labels, and roles or responsibilities and just focus on what you really enjoy. Take complete care of yourself, of your soul, so that you have an overflow, to give willingly rather than out of obligation or fear of having it pressed out of you.
  • You have to have the courage to show up authentically as yourself in order to build and elevate your self-image. The courage you seek and that you infuse in yourself may influence someone else to do the same.

 

“I didn’t understand before why it is that celebrities overdose. Why it is that people can be surrounded by all the things that most people believe they could ever want and still experience deep depression? Because all of those things are meaningless. They may give you fleeting happiness, but it doesn’t stay.” – Monica Sherese Brewster

 

Follow Monica’s newly launched community: https://monicasherese.mykajabi.com/haven-fb-community-launch-may-2022

 

Connect with Monica:

Website: https://monicasherese.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/monicasherese

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monica1913

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/monicasheresebrewster

Email: monica@monicasherese.com

 

Connect with Natalie:

Website: http://www.ionmarketingltd.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliealcantaraionmarketing/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/natalieionmarketing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionmarketingltd

 

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

Katrina DeAngelis: Creating a Conscious Culture!

Katrina DeAngelis is an Employee Engagement and Organizational Culture expert. She is a big believer in the idea that a business’s success is dependent on the culture that it cultivates. Katrina describes her work as a process of “discovery and development”. This experience enhances team engagement, collaboration, productive communication, and trust. Just ask one of the numerous businesses Katrina has helped from Vancouver to Germany to achieve their true potential and recognize their true self. 

This work has led to the creation of The 7 Chakras of Business – the culmination of Katrina’s lifelong work. This program is inspired by the chakras that exist within the human body and Katrina’s recognition of the collaborations between a person and a business. “Just as there is an energy system and a consciousness within humans, businesses have them too” says Katrina. 7 Chakras of Business aims to awaken the consciousness of your business. Katrina hopes that through this program she can help shift how we think about business – a change focused on creating “Ripples of Impact” on a global scale. 

 

In this episode Natalie and Katrina discuss:

  • The concept of business as a living system instead of a static object
  • Awakening the life of the company
  • Creating a culture in the business
  • The important values to consider in building a business
  • Overcoming your self-doubts

 

Key Takeaways: 

  • A business is a living system, people are the driving force behind it, and how we see it is how we see ourselves. And it is only when we start to treat it as a living, breathing entity that we can develop healthier teams and relationships, and bring life to our organization.
  • Everyone in the company is responsible for awakening the company’s life. It’s all about showing up. It all comes down to showing up. And leaders at the top of an organization can create structures and processes that allow people to discover themselves or to lead effectively and consciously within the organization.
  • Creating a culture within your business starts with self-awareness – defining what culture actually means to you and what you’d like to see, as well as thinking about the core issues that need attention. 
  • Businesses and owners should focus on defining the how, how it looks for them and their team, and what actually works. A clear understanding of your values is the key to success.
  • The journey to our goals is always filled with self-doubt, but it’s discovering our whys that leads us there. 
  • All of us want to feel confident, but what we really want is radical confidence, the confidence that comes from feeling self-doubt, fear, and whatever else you’re feeling, but still doing it anyway. Practice radical confidence and you’ll be able to achieve it faster.

 

“What inspires me is the possibility of or the opportunities that are possible. If we do start to shift the way that we operate a business, the more consciously we can lead, the more conscious cultures can be. I think that this just creates such an opportunity for the world and for organizations himself to be a place of healing.” – Katrina DeAngelis

 

BOOK REFERENCE IN THE RECORDING –  Radical Confidence: 10 No-BS Lessons on Becoming the Hero of Your Own Life by Lisa Bilyeu

 

 

Connect with Katrina:

Website: https://www.7chakrasofbusiness.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chakrasofbusiness/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/katrina-de-angelis

Email: katrina@wy-cg.com

Phone: (416) 602-505

Connect with Natalie:

Website: http://www.ionmarketingltd.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliealcantaraionmarketing/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/natalieionmarketing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionmarketingltd

 

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

Josh Friberg: Be An Adventurer In Your Business!

Josh is a Certified XChange Guide – facilitating groups to unlock wisdom, knowledge, and potential at speed and scale.

Josh served as the training director for a national real estate network, which grew over 3600% in 3 years, earned the Inman Innovator of the Year award, and was named to the Inc 500 fastest growing companies, twice.  

He Is a board member for the National Speakers Association Oregon Chapter and serves on KWU faculty—named to Training Magazines Hall of Fame.

When not training and coaching real estate agents, Josh and his family look for adventure camping, hunting, and fishing throughout the northwest. 

 

In this episode Natalie and Josh discuss:

  • Josh’s Northstar in his entrepreneurial journey
  • Job vs. vocation
  • Reconnecting with your purpose on a road trip
  • The importance of being the only
  • Discovering your authentic self
  • The growth accelerator for entrepreneurs
  • What success means to Josh

 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Live an integrated and adventurous life. Go on an adventure or try something new; it doesn’t have to be big. Integrating every experience into an adventure can help in refueling your soul and is an important part of what makes life worth living.
  • There’s nothing wrong with working hard but don’t let yourself become a slave in your own business. Engage in a vocation rather than a job; a vocation is bringing your entire being to the good that you’re doing in the world.
  • Being in a different environment can be challenging, but it’s simply a matter of learning how to switch or reframe our mindset and staying focused despite all the changes that may come our way, as well as remaining true to your intention in caring for your clients.
  • You don’t have to be the best, you just have to be the only. Entrepreneurs must stop building businesses that no one hates. Rather, they must create businesses that some people love. Trust and bring that one-of-a-kind idea to the world, and watch your business thrive.
  • Spend more time doing what you love and showing up in that way, and prioritize the things that fill you up over chasing after better results. Allowing yourself to learn more about who you are, who you serve, how you can serve them, and why you serve them can help you feel more authentic.
  • Taking small steps to change your habits and behaviors and attempting to do so consistently can make a significant difference in achieving your goals.

 

“Learn how to be an entrepreneur for your life. Take all of that wisdom, all that learning what you’ve figured out those skills that you have in business, and apply them to your whole person and it will transform you.” – Josh Friberg

 

Connect with Josh:

Website: http://www.theabundantagent.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/josh.friberg

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josh.friberg/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBiP9oPZS9IABhUSTcuDSWQ

Email: josh@joshfriberg.com

Phone:  (503) 330-4818

 

Connect with Natalie:

Website: http://www.ionmarketingltd.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliealcantaraionmarketing/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/natalieionmarketing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionmarketingltd

 

 

Show Notes by Podcastologist: Angelica Rayco.

 

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

Alexandra Suchman: Game On!

Alexandra (Alex) Suchman is CEO and co-founder of Barometer XP, a company that uses games to spark insightful conversations about how team members can better communicate and collaborate toward shared goals. Alex leads game sessions that help individuals and teams explore self-awareness and make meaningful, sustainable culture changes.

Prior to Barometer XP, Alex founded AIS Collaborations, a consulting firm that helped small businesses reach new levels of success through simple systems, stronger organizing techniques, and better planning. She has an MPP from George Washington University, a BA in psychology from Colby College, and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and DISC coach.

 

In this episode Natalie and Robert discuss:

  • The idea for Barometer XP
  • The struggles of putting up the Barometer XP 
  • The impact of getting too attached to things
  • Keeping your team motivated
  • Putting boundaries on your time

 

Key Takeaways: 

  • No matter how busy you are at work or in life, always make time and space for conversations or connecting with those around you. This gives you insight into how other people think and act, which you can use to be more strategic about how you work together in the future.
  • Your proof of concept can become a purpose, and it is your willingness to put forth your best effort in doing that thing and collaborating with your team that will make a real difference.
  • Don’t get too attached to any version of anything. It’s just a matter of getting things out there, trying them out, recognizing that they’re not perfect, and iterating and expanding. The more attached you are, the less space you leave for growth or change.
  • Everybody’s input and ideas matter. Allow people on your team to take ownership of something you’re doing – keeping tasks and skills aligned integrates growth and development.
  • Working hard is not a bad thing, but don’t let your work consume you and cast a shadow over the other aspects of your identity. You can still achieve your objectives while maintaining your well-roundedness and allowing the other aspects of your personality to shine.

 

“Work can have fun and joy. Don’t be afraid of the people who want to connect, it’s really important to have that trust and familiarity and comfort with the people that you work with. And so, fun and playing games should not be bad words in the workplace.” – Alexandra Suchman



Gift:

A free team pressure survey and game catalogue:

https://www.barometerxp.com/matrix

 

Connect with Alexandra

Website: http://www.barometerxp.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barometerxp/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandrasuchman

Email: alex@barometerxp.com

Phone: 1 703 819 9893

 

Connect with Natalie:

Website: http://www.ionmarketingltd.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliealcantaraionmarketing/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/natalieionmarketing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionmarketingltd

 

 

Show Notes by Podcastologist: Angelica Rayco.

 

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

Robert Murray: Finding Your Magic!

Robert Murray is the co-founder and a Certified High-Performance Coach at Group Coach Magic. At 15, he grew a business with a group of friends from a startup to $200 million with the aspirational mission of being an example of how business could be if it’s focused on making a positive impact in the world. He’s facilitated hundreds of powerful conversations and events in organizations, such as Keller-Williams, Organifi, State Farm, Google, Pro-Match, DaoCloud, and many others. 

Now, he has partnered with a fellow high-performance coach, Daniel Fernandez, to mentor some of the best coaches in the world, on how to create transformational group programs. They have cool co-created some of the most effective tools in the world, over hundreds of sessions, with advanced coaches in the field to create powerful group sessions with everyone progresses rapidly and feels safe, seen, and heard.

 

In this episode Natalie and Robert discuss:

  • Things to consider before jumping into the entrepreneurial journey
  • Getting your head right
  • Dealing with imposter syndrome
  • Being in a community that shares the same goals
  • The importance of understanding what drives you

 

Key Takeaways: 

  • You don’t have to give up your job immediately just because you want to embark on an entrepreneurial journey. Make it clear to yourself that you must first devote your full attention to learning the set of entrepreneurial skills before making a pivot and going all in.
  • Get your head right. Entrepreneurs must be able to manage their thoughts and have a clear understanding of what they are supposed to do, then maintain that clarity by seeking help from coaches when things become too overwhelming and by keeping your mission in mind.
  • Keep in mind that imposter syndrome is something every one of us goes through, and it does become more prevalent as you progress. You just have to remind yourself to trust your ability to figure out how to get the help that you need. It’s okay to seek help and be vulnerable at times; vulnerability is the key to genuine connection.
  • Get clear on what matters to you, then surround yourself with people who share your goals and have great advice on how to overcome and move forward in this uncertainty. Sometimes your success is determined by the people you spend the most time with.
  • Find out what drives you at your core. This will provide you with the clarity you need to decide which direction you believe you should go in and begin moving in that direction and taking action.

 

“Clarity comes from experimentation and action, and progress comes from taking small steps. And if you’re willing to just take those small steps and get your gift out in the world and we had more people who were doing that, the world would obviously be a much better place.” – Robert Murray



Gift:

Group Coaching Myths Busted! – https://youtu.be/QDc86cUbAxk

 

Connect with Robert:

Website: https://www.groupcoachmagic.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/groupcoachmagicdojo

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roberthmurray/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GroupCoachMagic

Email: robhmurray@gmail.com

Phone: (610) 659-7768

 

Connect with Natalie:

Website: http://www.ionmarketingltd.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliealcantaraionmarketing/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/natalieionmarketing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionmarketingltd

 

 

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