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The Courage of Self Care

 

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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

I interview entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information that can help you get past your blocks and move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

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Show Notes

Corporate or organizational life is a bit crazy to say the least isn’t it?

Even though companies spend millions on health benefits they often can become toxic environments where stress runs high and people are often rewarded for bad behavior like being obnoxious, and even abusive.

If their numbers are good, they get promoted and rewarded with bonuses and nice offices.

I’ve always told people who lose their jobs or who voluntarily leave a position that they need to go through a detox period. They laugh and ignore me. And as much as I know that to be true I ignored myself.

Think about the places you worked for a minute. Was working impossibly long hours a badge of honor?

I worked for a company that wanted me to take a new job and travel 100% of the time. They were shocked that I turned the job down.

But the life of an entrepreneur is incredibly stressful too, isn’t it?

So much to learn, so much to do, and then there’s getting clients, getting paid on time, and managing your money.

We started our businesses because we wanted freedom, balance, and of course the chance to earn an unlimited income.

That’s the dream we bought. But most of us would have to confess we have a very hard job with the most demanding boss in the world.

We work crazy long hours and neglect our physical and even our emotional and mental health.

That my friends is a recipe for disaster.

We tell ourselves those are the sacrifices we make. We work harder than others do so we can live like others don’t.

The impact of stress has been well documented. It leads to a host of health problems that can negatively impact our quality of life and can even lead to an early death.

Combine stress with sacrifices we make – skipping meals, too little sleep, eating poor quality food, not exercising.

I don’t know about you but I neglect myself a lot and I know there’s a level of stress that’s exciting but there’s that level of stress that’s unhealthy and even toxic.

Then there’s this issue of faking it til you make it, right? We feel as though we need to pretend that everything is fine because we believe in the power of our minds and thoughts. But the brain is smart enough to figure out you’re saying one thing and doing another.

So when I met today’s guest, I knew I had to have her on the show to talk about the issue of entrepreneurial self-care.

Brodie Welch is a licensed acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert and self-care strategist. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon where she has been treating patients since 2003.

In addition to her clinical practice, Brodie shares her expertise to help caring, conscious women take care of themselves through innovative learn-from-anywhere courses and coaching programs on stress management, digestive health, the body-mind connection, moving meditation, and Chinese medicine. She’s the creator and host of the podcast, A Healthy Curiosity. The show explores what it takes to be well in a busy world.

Listen in as Brodie explains:

  • Why self-care is a courageous act for every entrepreneur
  • What she calls the empty calories or snacks of self-care that really aren’t fulfilling us nor are they nurturing us
  • What exactly are yin and yang and how both concepts are critical especially in self-care
  • How our ego trips us up and actually prevents us from practicing good self care
  • How your good self-care actually benefits others

As always listen in all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

Guest Contact Information

• Get Brodie’s Free 5-minute breathing meditation
• Brodie’s website 
• Brodie’s Podcast, A Healthy Curiosity, on her website
• Connect with Brodie on Facebook
• Subscribe to Brodie’s podcast in iTunes
• A Healthy Curiosity Podcast on Facebook

Terms Used in This Episode That Might Be New to You

Yin and Yang

Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture

Herbalist

Conscious

Meditation

Research You Might Be Interested In

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship 

Entrepreneurial Stress is Real and Should Not Be Ignored

 

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Adventure with the Kids Leads to Thriving Business

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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

I interview entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information that can help you get past your blocks and move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

The show is available in both video and audio format on a variety of platforms including Apple Podcasts – formerly iTunes – on You Tube, and on my website Winnie Anderson dot com.

When I was a kid, my dad would talk about going on vacation to Homestead park. Which meant we were staying home.
Every summer we would take one day trip to the South Jersey shore and spend the day at our cousin’s house in Ocean City. That was about 3 hours round trip in the car.

We’d also take one day trip to another Shore spot – closer to the mouth of the Delaware Bay and we’d spend the day with my dad’s side of the family at our Aunt And Uncle’s house. Probably another 3 hour round trip.

So it’s a massive understatement to say it was hard to imagine spending months in an RV with one of my parents.

And when I think of the hours I spent in tears over a summer vacation trying to memorize the multiplication tables the thoughts of being home schooled give me nightmares.

But Gretchen Breuner did just that.

She took her kids out of school, packed them into a used RV, and set out on to give them an adventure they’d never forget and help them make the connection that learning was fun.

Even more surprising than the fact that she did it by herself and returned to tell the tale is that she discovered a whole new career and business. Her journey didn’t end when she and the kids pulled into the driveway. In many ways it was just beginning.

So listen in as Gretchen shares:

  • How she went from stay-at-home mom to advernturess instructor of her 3 kids
  • How listening to the voice inside her led her to build a thriving business after the trip
  • How continuing to tune into the voice and follow its guidance led to a new path for her and new direction for her skills
  • Tips to take your own adventure and turn it into a book or speaking opportunities
  • Lots of insight into how navigate your own personal and business growth journey

As always, listen all the way to the end and I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

Terms That Might Be New to You

Talent — The term Gretchen uses to refer to any expert who speaks
Team — The term Gretchen uses to describe the admin help a speaker / expert may have or they may need but don’t have

People and Resources Mentioned in the Episode:

Mike Keonigs
Wayne Dyer
Jack Canfield

Guest Contact Information

Gretchen’s Website — be sure to get her free list of 52 tips for speakers
Gretchen’s Book – The Road Scholarz: Lessons From the Scenic Route

 

 

 

Come Out of the Long Shadow of Abuse


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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to  create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information that can help you get past your blocks and move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

The show is available in both video and audio formats on a variety of platforms including Apple Podcasts – formerly iTunes,   and on You Tube, as well as here on the site.

 

Show Notes

In 1984 or ’85 I finally admitted to myself that what I experienced growing up was abuse.

I thought that naming it was enough. That I was mature and smart and that I hadn’t let the abuse hurt me as an adult.

Boy was I wrong.

I had just stuffed it into a closet and thought if I didn’t dwell on it but just kept moving forward I’d be fine.

But it wasn’t until about 2010 when I realized that the strategies I had developed to deal with the abuse had become habits and personality traits that while they contributed to my success as a corporate professional were now actively holding me back. I was struggling to create the independent success I dreamed of and the wounds left by the abuse were incredibly deep.

Once I faced that I was apparently still struggling to overcome the emotional trauma I suffered as a child but that also continued through adulthood, I knew it was time to face it, heal from it, and move forward to create the new life I wanted.

As I started my healing journey, I threw myself into studying abuse and its impact on adults. I learned there are more of us out there then I thought.

And the impact of abuse is far reaching including physical, mental, and emotional health issues.

The effects can be deep and can last a lifetime.

Part of the struggle to heal can be attributed to the feelings of shame we victims experience and the dismissive admonishment to just get over it.

In this episode, I talk with my friend and colleague Becky Norwood, who decided to courageously tell her story and in doing so has freed others to tell theirs too. She also discovered a business hidden in the process.

First a disclaimer. None of the information shared in this or any other episode of the Courageous Entrepreneur is meant to take the place of help from a skilled professional. If you’re an adult survivor of child abuse, first of all don’t let anyone minimize what you went through or tell you that it wasn’t so bad and you should be over it.

I encourage you to get help in facing and fully recovering from your abuse by contacting a trained professional therapist or counselor. The resources shared in the show notes are not to be taken as specific endorsements. Some are recourses I used and that helped me. Your situation is your situation and they may not be helpful to you.

I do want you to know that help is out there and it is possible to come out from the long shadow cast by your abuse experience and into the warm and bright light of joyful living.

So in this episode you’ll hear Becky share: 

  • Why she decided to tell her story
  • How she handled the family reaction to publishing her book and what she did to protect the identity of those still alive
  • The benefits she’s experienced since coming clean with her story
  • How she’s using her suffering to empower others and turned her “mess” into a mission

As always, listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your reflection exercise and action step for this episode.

Guest Contact Information:

Becky’s author page on Amazon listing all her books

Becky’s website

Becky’s Group on Facebook

Email Becky: Becky (at) The Woman I Love (dot) com (type that like a normal email address)

Past Episodes That Relate to or are Mentioned in This One:

Mark Baker, From Abused to Abundant

Resources:

RAINN – The Rape and Incest National Network

The Morris Center – Adult Survivors of Child Abuse: Site includes a variety of resources and a workbook

TED talk on the health impact of childhood trauma (not just abuse)

Article about the neurological impact of child abuse

 

A Successful Second Act: An interview with Sue Ferreira

 

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Show Notes

Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

The show featrures interviews with entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information that can help you get past your blocks and move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

The show is available in both video and audio format on a variety of platforms including iTunes. You Tube, in the Google Play store, and on my website Winnie Anderson.com. You’ll find this specific episode at Winnie Anderson.com/wisdom.

You may have long since given up on the thought that you can afford a comfortable retirement. Most organizations no longer provide pensions as they were known in our parents’ day.

If you live in the United States the chances are good that you haven’t saved enough or you may not have recovered from the investment losses you experienced as a result of the financial crash of 2008 or the housing market collapse.

Or maybe you enjoy working and have no real incentive or desire to stop but you would like to create additional revenue for yourself.

But how do you do that?

Is it possible to build something on your own? Isn’t that a young person’s game?

Today’s guest is someone who illustrates that you can reinvent yourself at any age, take the skills you have, and repurpose them to create a thriving independent business for yourself at any age.

A quick disclaimer here -we’re not making any promises and I strongly recommend that if you’re considering starting a consulting, coaching, or other type of business that you work with a coach who can help you get clear on what you want to do and how to build a business so you can set yourself up for success.

Today’s guest, Sue Ferreira is a fantastic example of reinvention and a “success at any age” mindset.

After 40+ years as an anesthesiologist, Sue retired with the intention of inspiring and helping others in the demographic cohort known as Baby Boomers to live their retirement dream as well.

But the stock market crash in 2008 and the housing market collapse showed Sue that too many people wouldn’t be able to live the dream so like the problem solver she is she decided to change her business focus to do something to help.

She knows that true independence comes from controlling your destiny and that includes financial independence.

She’s a best selling author, a coach certified in programs that help her clients package their wisdom to create books and courses to position themselves as experts and generate revenue from their knowledge, and she’s become an expert on leveraging video to build a brand, get your message out, and grow a business.

She’s smart and vibrant, and a joy to talk with.

So listen in as Sue shares…

  • Her story of embracing entrepreneurism herself and why she believes self-employment is critical for the Baby Boomer generation
  • Why she believes that entrepreneurs who don’t embrace video are missing out
  • Why focusing on a narrow market is important
  • How she took a risk by reaching out to one of the biggest gurus in social media today and how she’s leveraging the outcome
  • Her tips for moving forward and embracing change
  • How to stop worrying about your age and get started using video

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode

Gary Vaynerchuk AKA Gary V.
Gary’s book – Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook

Gary’s video for Boomers and Generation Xers
Sue and Gary’s mashup

Sue’s Video Marketing 101 course

Guest Contact Information

Sue’s website – Wisdom to Wealth Mastery – get her free gifts

Have a conversation with Sue to discuss your situation and how she can help.
Sue’s programs
Sue on Facebook
Sue on You Tube

Sue on Twitter

Sue on Google+

Sue on Pinterest

Sue on Instagram

Research You Might Find Helpful

Video Marketing Statistics from Hubspot – June 2017

 

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The Power of Story Over Your Life

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The Courageous Entrepreneur Show Episode Notes

As we move through our lives we develop an ongoing monologue…a story that we tell ourselves as we move through our day and through our lives.

This story is built on beliefs we’ve picked up from others in our lives and that we’ve created as we try to make sense of what we go through.

As you’ll discover in this episode, what we tell ourselves …our story…either sets us up for achievement or for struggle.

It’s up to us to recognize the story for what it is – a story – and choose what we’ll focus on and what we’ll let go of.

My great friend and colleague, the brilliant Jeff Rock of Swift River Coaching dot com helps us make sense of all this and begin the process of letting go what no longer serves us and amplify what does.

He’s a career coach, brand story teller, and certified personal branding strategist. Jeff’s work helps professionals uncover, embrace, and make sense of their past to leverage it so it supports their career growth, transition to a new career, or to new business success.

He’s worked with survivors of toxic workplace environments as well as entrepreneurs forging new paths. His 25+ years of corporate experience combined with his unique ability to see your potential, mine your past skills and accomplishments, and break free from the negative aspects of your story enable him to coach and support you as you transition to create life and work that brings you joy and is true to your essence. I can tell you that working with Jeff gave me permission to follow my calling and to be who I truly am. I love Jeff and his work.

So listen in as Jeff shares:

  • What exactly story is and how it impacts goal achievement and success
  • Where our story comes from
  • What influences the story we tell ourselves as we age and navigate through the world
  • Tips to help us begin to recognize the story we have and that it needs to change
  • How to decide what stories to share, who to share them with, and what to just let go of

As always, listen all the way through and I’ll share your reflection exercise and action step for this episode.

Guest Contact Information

Jeff’s website where you can get free information, tips, and resources along with an explanation of his services. Jeff offers a free consultation. Be sure to let him know you heard him on The Courageous Entrepreneur Show.

Jeff on Facebook

Jeff on Twitter

 

Resources and Links Mentioned in This Episode

Interview with Grace Bell, – Challenge Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

The power of stories

Superbowl and Tom Brady leading the Patriots’ comeback

Apollo 13

Hidden Brain podcast

 

Extra Resources on the Topic

Our Stories, Ourselves

Life Stories: How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are and is a fundamental part of being human

 

Challenge Your Thoughts, Change Your Life


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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, fear, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information that can help you get past your blocks and move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

The show is available in both video and audio format on a variety of platforms including iTunes on You Tube, and on my website Winnie Anderson dot com.

 

There’s a saying that self-employment is the most powerful and most expensive self-improvement program you’ll ever go through. The reason is you come face to face with your own crap.

Suddenly problems and issues you never knew you had bubble to the surface and actively work to hold you back.

People who were former executives making multi-six figures with more degrees and certifications than a thermometer and with accomplishments that make others go WOW suddenly believe their stupid and not good enough.

I once talked to an eye doctor who told me she was stupid – because she didn’t know what to say on her website.

How could she know how to write copy for a website? It’s not like she’s a marketing expert.

I’ll bet you tell yourself stories similar to that.

Maybe it’s “I can’t charge that amount” or “no one will work with me” or “I’m just not good enough”.

We’ve all got things we say to ourselves that we truly believe and that end up keeping us trapped right where we are.

I’ve got lots of stories I tell myself too.

Well what if you could suddenly become the courageous action-taker you dream of? What if the past hurts and indignities you’ve experienced no longer had a hold over you?

Today’s episode is going to challenge you to really listen to and confront your thoughts.

Grace Bell of Work With Grace spent decades believing there was something wrong with her…that there was something missing that she needed to find and get….

And while eventually she became a trained mental health counselor with a husband and two small children, an unexpected divorce left her with the realization she suddenly needed a full time income to keep her house and care for her kids.

You’ll hear her story and how she managed to build a profitable, thriving practice and now helps others move past their fears, doubts, and disempowering beliefs using something called The Work.

This episode will:

  • challenge you to confront your own beliefs and how those beliefs may be holding you back
  • reveal the 4 questions to ask to confront those beliefs
  • and demonstrate a mini session of The Work

Hopefully you’ll be inspired to let go of the disempowering thoughts that can control you and leave you trapped in emotions that don’t serve you and help you break free to create the abundant life you want and deserve.

As always stay with us til the end and I’ll share your reflection exercise and action step for this episode.

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Links and Resources Referred to In This Episode

Byron Katie, founder of The Work

Katie’s website

Byron Katie’s Author Page on Amazon with all her books

Katie on You Tube — Watch The Work in action

Background on The Work and resource materials to do it

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Guest Contact Information and Resources

Grace Bell’s website — sign up for Grace Notes

Grace on Facebook

Additional Research

This is How Your Thoughts Become Your Reality

10 Unhelpful Thinking Styles Sabotaging Your Success

 

 

From Paralyzed Victim to Profitable Professional

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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information that can help you get past your blocks and move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

The show is available on iTunes at TheCouragePodcast.com, in the Google Play Store, and on my website Winnie Anderson dot com slash paralyzed.

What you’re going to hear is the audio recording of a video interview.

When I started the show it was a live interview show on the Facebook Live platform. It didn’t take me long to decide to start doing recorded interviews. One reason I made that decision is because the technology is unreliable unless you’ve got top of the line broadband and hardware. So is you’re going to hear some points where it sounds like the word or words dropped, you’ll hear some delays and talking over each other at points and that’s because of the delay on the livestream platform I used. I hope you’ll excuse that because there’s great information in this episode.

If you’ve ever felt that you just couldn’t go on and questioned if it would really be possible for you to grow a business using your gifts then I think you’ll find the episode inspiring and informative.

It’s so easy to look at someone’s success and think that it came easily to them or that they have some secret solution that you don’t.

But we each face our own challenges to reach our goal and often those challenges can be a combination of physical and emotional or mindset. Sometimes it’s our mindset that leads us to physically be unable to move forward and sometimes it’s both.

Listen in as my guest Maryam Webster shares…

  • How she went from a busy job as a sociologist with a growing therapy practice to paralyzed car accident victim and back to thriving business coach.
  • Her response to the doctors who told her she’d never walk again
  • The one person who provided the emotional support she needed
  • What her friends, family, and even her husband told her about her focus on recovery and walking again.
  • How she built her coaching practice while she was still extremely limited in her mobility
  • And the lessons she learned as a result of going through what she went through.

Listen in all the way to the end where I’ll share you reflection exercise and action step for this episode.

Guest contact information:

Maryam’s websiteEveryWomanChanges.com

Facebook

Maryam’s free annual mastermind on Facebook

Maryam’s free offer – Get a free business reading from Maryam by clicking  this link and let her know you heard her interview on The Courageous Entrepreneur Show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Abused to Abundant

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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

The show features interviews wotj entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information that when you take action on it can help you get past your blocks and move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

The show is available in both video and audio format on a variety of platforms including Apple Podcasts – formerly iTunes – on You Tube, and on my website Winnie Anderson dot com.

I often think of the famous quote by Mother Teresa…”I know God wouldn’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”

In today’s episode you’ll hear from speaker and coach Mark Baker who shares his experiences of surviving an abusive childhood and winding up homeless to creating the financially and emotionally abundant life he now enjoys.

Listen in as Mark shares:

  • Tips to get past limiting beliefs and the one fact about those beliefs that I don’t think you’ll hear anyone else share.
  • The key technique that he used that is the same one top athletes and performers share with politicians and business leaders to produce the outcome they want.
  • What’s missing from most positive thinking.
  • And lots more great tips and insight.
  • Mark talks about his own bout with cancer and I want to make clear we’re not doctors we’re not giving medical advice so if you suspect you’re not well get professional help.
  • With that said, stick around all the way to the end where I’ll share your reflection exercise and action step.

 

Guest Contact Information

Mark’s Website

Mark on social media – 

Facebook

LinkedIn

Twitter

You Tube

Mark’s Special Offer:
Listeners who contact Mark and let them know they heard his episode on The Courageous Entrepreneur show will receive a year-long coaching package with Mark for just $1250. This includes one session a month with him plus email in between sessions

Get a free session with Mark by emailing him at mark baker speaks (type as all one word) at gmail dot com (type as a normal email address)

Additional Resources You May Find Helpful

Survivor to Thriver: Manual and workbook for adult survivors of child abuse who want to move on with life (this is what I used to work through my abuse)

Mike Michalowicz Business Building Strategies for Courageous Entrepreneurs

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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and with experts who share insight and practical information that can help you move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

The show is available in both video and audio format on a variety of platforms including iTunes, You Tube, and on my website Winnie Anderson.com.

There are a lot of “shoulds” and “must do’s” according to gurus and they all have their take on the answer to your problems. Few are genuinely able to help you leverage what works and build a thriving business around that in the way that today’s expert can.

In today’s episode you’ll hear from former Wall Street Journal columnist and multi-best selling author Mike Michalowicz.

Mike came across his knowledge the hard way – by 35 he had started and sold two multi-million dollar companies. Confident he had the formula for success he became an angel investor and proceeded to lose his entire fortune.

He regularly talks about how although he ran an outwardly successful company he actually lived check to check until he realized how to manage his business revenue and put profit first.

His mission now is to eradicate entrepreneurial poverty.

He’s the four time best selling author of Surge, Profit First, the Pumpkin Plan, and the book that Business Week deemed “the entrepreneur’s cult classic,” The Toiletpaper Entrepreneur.

This isn’t as much of an interview as it is a workshop as Mike shares incredible insight into growing a profitable business built on your strengths.

You’re going to hear…
• The single biggest thing an entrepreneur needs to do to lay a foundation for real profitability.
• How our behavior patterns of the past can keep us trapped where we are or worse set us back to where we don’t want to be
• The big mistake we make when trying to course correct that actually makes things worse, not better
• Two ways to scale your business and tips for choosing which is right for you
• Why building on your strengths and hiring to manage your weaknesses is a key to success
• The simple 3 part rule that helps you put a problem in perspective so you can decide on the best course of action
• Why a “rally cry” is critical for your business and how it can work to attract the right clients and partners and how to create yours
• The benefits of being a true recognized expert in your field.

Listen in all the way to the end and I’ll share your reflection exercise and action step for this episode.

Guest Contact Information

Mike’s website – Get the great free resources there

Social media:

Mike’s You Tube channel (great videos)

Follow Mike on Twitter

Connect with him on his Facebook business page

 

Recognizing and Overcoming Fears, Doubts, and Limiting Beliefs

Welcome to The Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you move past fear, self-doubt, and limiting beliefs so you can achieve the success you dream of and deserve.

In this episode you’re going to meet Sheila Stevenson. She’s an expert coach who works with people dealing with emotional issues surrounding trauma.

Sheila is an Associate Certified Coach, an Adler trained coach, and a member of the International Coach Federation.

She’s certified in “Living Systems Approach” to coaching with families and she’s completed Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.

Sheila is a published author, and an inspiring and informative speaker.

She’s a member of “Opening the Circle”, an emergent project begun in January 2014, in which men and women who are survivors of sexual abuse, their family members, and community service providers meet regularly to develop community, and to create useful and effective tools for support. In January 2013 Sheila founded the “Learning and Support Group for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse.” And she’s served on the Board of Directors of Child Pornography Hurts, Inc and Youth Opportunities Unlimited.

In this episode Sheila shares…

  • The conflicting messages and conditioning we experience during our lives and how that can contribute to developing disempowering beliefs and patterns.
  • How to recognize our limiting beliefs and begin to effectively deal with them to move forward towards our goals.
  • Tips for recognizing when and how our beliefs are holding us back from the professional success we want and deserve.

Be sure to listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your reflection exercise and action step for this episode.

 

Guest Contact Information

Sheila’s website – drop her a line and let her know you heard her on the show. She has a limited time offer of 15% off on coaching.

Sheila on social media:  Facebook     Linkedin     Twitter

 

Other Episodes Referenced by This One

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Additional Resources

From Sheila’s Blog:  Trauma Can Obscure Your Reality — Don’t Let It

Survivor to Thriver: Manual and workbook for adult survivors of child abuse who want to move on with life