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Building an Expert Brand

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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 iTunes, I Heart Radio, in the Google Play store, on YouTube and on my website.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others and I hope you’ll decide to become a fan of the show on my site at Winnie Anderson.com/fans. When you do you’ll get episodes delivered right to your inbox along with information, tips, and resources to help you position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and ultimately to profit from your expertise while you build a business in alignment with your faith, beliefs, and values.

Show Notes

This episode falls in the category I consider an entrepreneur’s journey.

I think there’s a lot to learn from the path that others have traveled, mistakes they’ve made, and what they’d do differently now that they’ve achieved success.

I particularly love to interview people who were experts in their profession for their employer who had to figure out how to position themselves as an expert and then not just build but run a thriving successful business.

Today’s guest fits that description perfectly.

Andy Falco Jimenez was forced to retire from the Anaheim Police Department after 21 years with many of those years spent as the top K9 officer with the force.

Andy was a recognized leader, sought out by other community police departments to do K9 training and was a nationally recognized speaker on topics related to training and building a K9 unit.

But a pair of car accidents while he was on duty led to some scary symptoms for him and showed him how little he actually meant to the organization.

Forced to retire, he had to find himself and build a business to fully support his growing family.

He candidly shares how he did that. You’ll hear the mistakes and most of all what he did to persevere and become someone who now helps others become the recognized expert in their field too.

So listen in as Andy shares:

  • What was so hard about leaving the police force
  • The hardest part about building a business based on your skill and expertise
  • The mistakes he made with his pricing and how he fixed them
  • The reason he nearly lost his house in spite of having a business that made good money
  • The important 3-part lesson he learned that changed his life and business
  • Why and how narrowing his focus led to more clients How he built his authority status and you can too

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

Guest Contact Information

Andy’s bio website

Falco K9 Academy

The Masters – Mastermind retreats, community, and training

 

Related Episodes
Mike Michalowicz: Multi NYTimes bestselling author shares his tips and strategies to grow an expertise-centric business.

Andy’s books

 

Andy on Social Media

Falco K9 Academy on You Tube

Andy’s personal Facebook page

 

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Are you a mission-driven, introverted coach or consultant who is ready to break free from underachieving, under-earning and playing small?

Tired of feeling confused, frustrated, and overwhelmed as you try to break through to the next level of success? Ready to get the support, accountability, and guidance you need?

Then consider joining the Courageous Entrepreneur Club.

The Club is made of small groups of no more than 10 people each who are solo professionals and entrepreneurs who receive coaching, accountability and support from me and from each other as they move forward to come out of hiding, achieve the goals that they otherwise would lose focus on, and generally take their business to the next level of success.

Group enrollment happens at specific times during the month. If you want to learn more go to winnieanderson.com/jointheclub.

 

How to Attract Clients and Opportunities with LinkedIn’s Publishing Platform

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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 iTunes, I Heart Radio, in the Google Play store, on YouTube and on my website.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others and I hope you’ll decide to join my Courageous community.

You can do that by becoming a fan of the show on my site at Winnie Anderson.com/fans. When you do you’ll get episodes delivered right to your inbox along with information, tips, and resources to help you consistently move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity. You’ll discover how to position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and ultimately to profit from your expertise while you build a business in alignment with your faith, beliefs, and values.

Show Notes

Whether you’re an introvert or not I’m sure you’re always looking for strategies to make your online presence more powerful and to make your social platforms pay off.

I’m on all the big platforms but would love it if I saw more of a payoff of the investment of time and energy I make in social networking.

So when my colleague Tracy Enos published her book that promised tips and strategies for using LinkedIn’s publishing platform I grabbed it on pre-sale and read it as soon as it got released.

You can find my 5-star review for it on Amazon.

I genuinely loved it because it was so practical and I wanted to make sure I had her on to share some insight with you.

I first met Tracy in about 2014 or 15 when I sat next to her at a big training event and we’ve stayed connected.

She’s a marketing consultant who specializes in Linkedin and particularly in how to leverage your profile and the publishing platform to position yourself as an expert, attract and engage with potential clients and referral partners, and generally build your brand.

She speaks on the subject at events, seminars, tradeshows; works with sales and marketing teams to help them gain visibility and attract clients and works with independent professionals to attract more leads and clients with LI coaching and Done-for-you services.

Tracy lives in the Kansas City MO area.

So listen in as Tracy shares:

  • Who she thinks LinkedIn is for and why she thinks you need to be on it.
  • What LinkedIn is and how it’s different from other platforms.
  • What the Publishing platform is and how long form posting differs from short form posting on LinkedIn
  • Why your Linkedin profile is so important and how to leverage that
  • Some mistakes she thinks people make with their profile
  • How to create long form posts for mobile users that also benefit users of other devices
  • Some tips to help you get engagement and entice people to join you off of Linkedin

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

Guest Contact Information

Connect with Tracy on LinkedIn — Send her a connection request and mention you heard her on the show and she’ll send you some bonus material.

Tracy on Facebook

Tracy on Twitter

Get Tracy’s book

Ready to Become a Courageous Entrepreneur?

Tired of feeling confused, frustrated, and overwhelmed as you try to break through to the next level of success? Want help on your journey of becoming or being a courageous entrepreneur?

If you’d like help to stay focused on completing your big projects, to come out of hiding, and take your business and you to the next level of success, consider joining the Courageous Entrepreneur Club.

The Club is made of small groups of no more than 10 people who are solo professionals and entrepreneurs who receive coaching, accountability and support from me and from each other as they move forward to achieve the goals that they otherwise would lose focus on.

Group enrollment happens at specific times during the month. If you want to learn more go to winnieanderson.com/jointheclub.

Getting Your Product on QVC

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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 iTunes, I Heart Radio, in the Google Play store, on You Tube and on my website.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others and I hope you’ll decide to join my Courageous community.

You can do that by becoming a fan of the show on my site at Winnie Anderson.com/fans. When you do you’ll get episodes delivered right to your inbox along with information, tips, and resources to help you consistently move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity. You’ll discover how to position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and ultimately to profit from your expertise while you build a business in alignment with your faith, beliefs, and values.

Show Notes

My husband, Lou and I love watching Shark Tank.

That’s the show where entrepreneurs come in and pitch their business and their idea to a panel of mega successful entrepreneurs in the hopes of landing an investment deal with them.

When Lori Greiner – one of the female sharks – looks at investing in a product on the show she often talks about it in terms of whether or not she sees it working on QVC which is one of the home shopping channels.

Well today’s guest got her product on QVC with no help from one of the sharks. She did it herself and she’s here to share how she did it.

Bernadette Giorgi is a leader in fitness and has been a trusted voice in women’s health, beauty, and wellness for more than 25 years.

She’s on a mission to redefine what it means to be fit, healthy, and beautiful.

In addition to holding several advanced pilates and fitness certifications Bernadette has been featured nationally in Pilates Style Magazine, Pilates Digest, and on About.com.

She’s made regular appearances on affiliates of ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and Fox news. She’s been a featured expert on Be Well Philly as well as the national lifestyle shows The List and Better TV.

Bernadette owns Just B Moved a fitness studio in south jersey. She is the inventor of the B-Bounder, a unique fitness product that sold out in her appearances on QVC.

So listen in as Bernadette shares:

  • How she got the idea for the B-bounder
  • The steps she had to take to test it and get it built
  • Actions she took to protect her product
  • Exactly what it took to get the product on QVC
  • Tips for you if you have a product idea
  • And some things she’d do differently now

If you’re a shark tank fan this episode will give you a real understanding for why the sharks make some of their recommendations.

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

Guest Contact Information:

Bernadette’s website

Bernadette on social media:

Facebook

LinkedIn

YouTube

Twitter

Buy the B-Bounder on Amazon

Get Bernadette’s special offer — Email your receipt to Bernadette when you buy your B-Bounder and receive a free video. Send it to bg at bernadettegiorgi dot com (type that as you would a normal email address in your email system)

Ready to Become a Courageous Entrepreneur?

Tired of feeling confused, frustrated, and overwhelmed as you try to break through to the next level of success? Want help on your journey of becoming or being a courageous entrepreneur?

If you’d like help to stay focused on completing your big projects, to come out of hiding, and take your business and you to the next level of success, consider joining the Courageous Entrepreneur Club.

The Club is made of small groups of no more than 10 people who are solo professionals and entrepreneurs who receive coaching, accountability and support from me and from each other as they move forward to achieve the goals that they otherwise would lose focus on.

Group enrollment happens at specific times during the month. If you want to learn more go to winnieanderson.com/jointheclub.

Making Meaning and a Living After a Health Crisis

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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 iTunes, I Heart Radio, in the Google Play store, on You Tube and on WinnieAnderson.com.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others and I hope you’ll decide to join my Courageous community.

You can do that by becoming a fan of the show on my site at Winnie Anderson.com/fans. When you do you’ll get episodes delivered right to your inbox along with information, tips, and resources to help you consistently move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity. You’ll discover how to position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and ultimately to profit from your expertise while you build a business in alignment with your faith, beliefs, and values.

Show Notes

As a listener of this show you’re likely a corporate escapee out on your own building a solo professional practice or you’re currently in a corporate job and secretly plotting for the time you’ll go over the wall.

I know you dream of flexibility and freedom to do what you love most….that mission that’s been put on your heart and focusing on doing the work that brings you the most joy.

That’s what today’s guest wanted too.

Lisa Cohen is a self-proclaimed “escaped” lawyer, who worked in the independent music business and then pursued her passion for photography. Diagnosed with MS in 2001, she learned to live an empowered life in spite of vision and mobility impairment.

A Bike MS Champion and volunteer for the MS Society, former Managing Director of the nonprofit Makeover Your MS, and author of “Overcome the BS of MS,” she now provides support and coaching services through her Rockstar Women With MS. Her mission: To help empower women with MS so they can get back to the lives they were meant to live.

 

When I saw Lisa featured on Yahoo Lifestyle I knew I had to have her on the show so she could share her journey and how she’s helping women deal with the BS of MS.

So listen in as Lisa shares:

  • How she dealt with her diagnosis
  • The need she recognized that was unaddressed by the support and advocacy groups whose meetings she attended
  • The problem she sees with support groups and why they weren’t right for her
  • What she now recognizes as her mission
  • And how your true calling and audience lies somewhere connected to your wound

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

Guest Contact Information

Below are all the ways to connect with Lisa to find out more about her programs, get a free copy of her book, and learn more about becoming a rockstar woman with MS. And please share this information with those in your circles who may be struggling to deal with this debilitating disease. Let them know they don’t have to be alone and aren’t destined for a life of suffering.

Website

Facebook 

YouTube

Twitter

Get a free PDF of Lisa’s book, Overcome the BS of MS

Related episodes that might interest you

Success No Matter What — an interview with Scott Chesney, an entrepreneur and speaker who lives with paralysis

 Ready to Get the Clarity, Courage, and Confidence to Move Forward?

Tired of feeling confused, frustrated, and overwhelmed as you try to break through to the next level of success? Want help on your journey of becoming or being a courageous entrepreneur?

If you’d like help to stay focused on completing your big projects, to come out of hiding, and take your business and you to the next level of success, consider joining the Courageous Entrepreneur Club.

The Club is made of small groups of no more than 10 people who are solo professionals and entrepreneurs who receive coaching, accountability and support from me and from each other as they move forward to achieve the goals that they otherwise would lose focus on.

Group enrollment happens at specific times during the month. If you want to learn more go to winnieanderson.com/jointheclub.

Tips to Develop On-Camera Confidence – Interview with Michele Moreno

actress, singer, coach, video confidence coach Michele Moreno, African-American woman

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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 to 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 iTunes, I Heart Radio, in the Google Play store, on YouTube and on my website.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show you’re your connections and I hope you’ll decide to join my Courageous community.

You can do that by becoming a fan of the show on my site at Winnie Anderson.com/fans. When you do you’ll get episodes delivered right to your inbox along with information, tips, and resources to help you take consistent action to position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and ultimately to profit from your expertise all while you build a business in alignment with your faith, beliefs, and values.

Show Notes

Recent data from Hubspot shows 81% of businesses use video as a marketing tool – up from 63% in 2017.

65% of people who don’t use video say they plan to start using it in 2018.

We also watch a lot of video with the majority of people consuming about 90 minutes of video during a typical work day but the extreme is there are people who watch as much as 3 hours of video in a typical day.

Marketers report to Hubspot that video drives key metrics like increasing sales, increased site traffic, and increased the time spent on a site.

And of course as the consumer, you probably love video when it’s done right and giving you the information you need and want.

But as the marketer…especially if you’re an introvert or you’re self-conscious or have some sort of self-doubt or limiting beliefs I know the thought of doing video can practically give you hives.

I want to help you start using video or if you’re already using it I want to help you expand your use and feel confident doing it.

That’s what today’s episode is all about.

actress, singer, coach, video confidence coach Michele Moreno, African-American womanMichele Moreno has experience on stage as well as TV, as an actress and singer.

She shares her insider information to help women and cool men build on-camera confidence so they can be the best version of themselves and turn viewers into clients.

So listen in as she explains:

  • Why video is so important to potential clients as well as to you the entrepreneur
  • The key things to share that will help your audience to love you even if your videos aren’t perfect or close to it
  • Why you have to get comfortable with repelling people
  • A simple trick you can use to get your inner critic to shut up
  • The most important elements of your video
  • How to look and sound your best even if you think you have a face made for radio (and how to get over that thinking)
  • Simple tips and tricks to help you know what to say when you’re thinking you don’t know what to say

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

Guest Contact Information

Michele’s website — get Michele’s free bonus just for show listeners: a template for one of the most needed types of videos so you can plan out your script!

Michele on Facebook

Michele on Twitter

Michele on YouTube

Other Episodes Related to This One That You Might Like

Impact and Influence: Tips to embrace and communicate your brand

Ready to Get the Clarity, Courage, and Confidence to Move Forward?

Tired of feeling confused, frustrated, and overwhelmed as you try to break through to the next level of success? Want help on your journey of becoming or being a courageous entrepreneur?

If you’d like help to stay focused on completing your big projects, to come out of hiding, and take your business and you to the next level of success, consider joining the Courageous Entrepreneur Club.

The Club is made of small groups of no more than 10 people who are solo professionals and entrepreneurs who receive coaching, accountability and support from me and from each other as they move forward to achieve the goals that they otherwise would lose focus on.

Group enrollment happens at specific times during the month. If you want to learn more go to winnieanderson.com/jointheclub.

Moving Past Grief: How unresolved grief can keep us from thriving


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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 to 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 iTunes, I Heart Radio, in the Google Play store, on You Tube and on my website.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show you’re your connections and I hope you’ll decide to join my Courageous community.

You can do that by becoming a fan of the show on my site at Winnie Anderson.com/fans. When you do you’ll get episodes delivered right to your inbox along with information, tips, and resources to help you take consistent action to position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and ultimately to profit from your expertise all while you build a business in alignment with your faith, beliefs, and values.

Show Notes

As we go through our lives we come face to face with loss and disappointments – friends come and go; loved ones move to the next plane of existence; we have our heart broken; we don’t get the job, promotion, or achieve the other milestones we believe we should have, and other emotional wounds.

These emotional hits are the traumas of daily life and they leave their marks on us.

We try to move forward and deal with them in the way we’ve been taught and enculturated to believe is the right way to deal with them.

Many of us have been taught that we must be tough and deal with these issues and the grief they bring on our own.

We may even have been led to believe that grieving is somehow wrong.

But grief is part of the normal processing of emotions.

And it’s human to need help to navigate the accumulated emotional traumas and process the grief we feel to move through the process effectively.

As we build our independent business as a coach, consultant, freelancer, or microfirm owner unresolved grief can lead to difficulties in moving forward.

That’s what today’s episode is all about.

My guest, Martina Meyer, is a life and relationship coach who considers herself as a personal trainer for your mind, heart, and soul. She helps others live a wholehearted, wholesome life full of joy and passion by navigating life transitions and healing unresolved grief.

Whether you’re mourning the loss of a relationship, a job, or some other life change, Martina helps you move through the incredibly human experience of grieving.

So listen in as she demystifies grief and grieving by revealing:

  • The myths associated with grieving
  • How following what we’ve been taught as children and through our conditioning keeps us from effectively grieving
  • The real secret to being strong
  • The connection between job loss and grief
  • How isolation only makes grief worse
  • The difference between guilt and shame
  • And How guilt and shame are involved in the grieving process

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

Guest Contact Information

Martina’s website – visit to learn more about her and to receive a complimentary conversation about your situation.

Martina on Facebook

Resources Mentioned

Grief Recovery Resources

Learn about how Martina helps clients deal with grief

Related Episodes

Dealing with the Death of Your Business Partner

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Ready to Get the Clarity, Courage, and Confidence to Move Forward?

And if you want help on your journey of becoming or being a courageous entrepreneur, you’d like help to stay focused on completing your big projects, to come out of hiding, and take your business and you to the next level of success, consider joining the Courageous Entrepreneur Club.

The Club is made of small groups of no more than 10 people who are solo professionals and entrepreneurs who receive coaching, accountability and support from me and from each other as they move forward to achieve the goals that they otherwise would lose focus on.
Group enrollment happens at specific times during the month. If you want to learn more go to winnieanderson.com/jointheclub.

How Organizational Life Conditions You to Struggle Out On Your Own

 

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Download the audio version by clicking here, then click on the down arrow on the far right of the play bar and save the recording to the preferred location on your device.

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 iTunes, I Heart Radio, in the Google Play store, on YouTube and on my website.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others and I hope you’ll decide to join my Courageous community.

You can do that by becoming a fan of the show here on my site at Winnie Anderson.com/fans. When you do you’ll get episodes delivered right to your inbox along with information, tips, and resources to help you consistently move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity. You’ll discover how to position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and ultimately to profit from your expertise while you build a business in alignment with your faith, beliefs, and values.

Show Notes

From the moment we’re born we start learning.

We discover that crying brings relief of our suffering and gets our needs met.

We absorb the sights, sounds, and lessons all around us.

As we grow, form our self-identity, and begin to dream of a future full of work we love that uses our great gifts and strengths we continue to absorb messages that others communicate to us intentionally and unintentionally.

When we join the working world we become part of organizations that have varying degrees of emotional health and it’s not always good.

While we develop the foundation of our professional future and hone our skills and craft we get exposed to the beliefs, values, and behavior patterns of others…what in HR terms is referred to as the organization’s culture.

Without realizing it, our beliefs and behaviors are influenced by our organizational life and while the patterns we developed contributed to our success inside the organizations we worked for, out on our own, those patterns – of thinking and acting – can become disempowering…holding us back from achieving the very success we dream of and deserve.

That’s what today’s episode is all about.

This is an unusual episode for me and for the show. This is an interview-based program as I said in the introduction.

But the past several weeks have been tough for me and for my guests.

I’ve had a rash of guests who needed to reschedule for health and personal reasons.

This has been a tough flu season and I had a terrible injury to my leg that made it nearly impossible for me to sit up for extended periods of time.

So I found myself without a completed show for this week but I hated the thought of not making good on my commitment of delivering useful information and I know the importance of consistency so I decided to come out of my comfort zone a bit and do a solo episode for you.

The information I’m going to share hit me like a ton of bricks a few years ago when I had what I can only classify as a nervous breakdown.

I was still in active recovery from my brain injury. TBI’s have a long recovery period and had reached a point of tremendous frustration as I was trying to build my solo consulting practice.

I realized that the strategies that had helped me survive an abusive childhood were in fact now actively holding me back. Things like perfectionism, conflict avoidance, and others.

The more I thought about those patterns the more I realized that they were the same patterns that contributed to my success as a corporate professional.

I’ve been fascinated by behavior and personality my whole life and have studied it in school, at work, and in life.

I have almost as many degrees as a thermometer – an associates in personnel administration, a bachelor’s degree in education with a teaching credential in general business…a master’s degree in Human Resources and 15 years as a certified senior professional in HR. I’ve also done post graduate level course work in counseling and psychology and have a bunch of additional certificates.

And I’ve got a PhD from the school of hard knocks with a major in self-sabotage.

One other element that makes me a bit quirkily unique is that brain injury.

In addition to having to relearn how to learn (even to the point of having to relearn how to tie my shows) I experienced a big personality shift.

Prior to the accident I had been what I would consider a solid ambivert who leaned towards extroversion.

But after the accident I became a true introvert.

I had to rediscover who I was and had to develop new ways of dealing with the world so I could be true to this new version of myself, continue to use my biggest gifts, and build the independent business I dreamed of.

So listen in as I share…

  • 3 ways organizational life conditions us for struggle
  • Why smart corporate escapees struggle to recreate the success they enjoyed as employees
  • The reasons we move toward changes we want but can back slide or even give up
  • And the elements I call the 6 pillars of courageous success

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

Related Episodes

Mark Baker

Jodi Harrison Lee

Sylvia LaFair

Books / Resources Mentioned or That Relate to This Episode

Sylvia LaFair’s book, Don’t Bring It to Work  —  This book discusses the behaviors we develop as we grow in our family of origin and how we can bring those behavior patterns to the workplace with each person playing a specific role in our office “family” and how unhealthy that can be for the organization and for us.

Badass Your Brand — This book talks about positioning, packaging, and pricing your offerings as high-end. It supports what I was talking about with reference to productizing without commoditizing your offerings.

The No A**hole Rule  — This is a great book that discusses the impact of negative people (to put it a little gently) in the workplace.

What really helps achieve your goals

 

The Courage to Live a Different Version of Your Dream

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 iTunes, I Heart Radio, in the Google Play store, on You Tube and on my website.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others and I hope you’ll decide to join my Courageous community.

You can do that by becoming a fan of the show here on my site at Winnie Anderson.com/fans. When you do you’ll get episodes delivered right to your inbox along with information, tips, and resources to help you consistently move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity. You’ll discover how to position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and ultimately to profit from your expertise while you build a business in alignment with your faith, beliefs, and values.

Watch the video version of this interview by clicking on the triangle in the center of the image above.

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Download the audio version by clicking here, then click on the down arrow on the far right of the play bar and save the recording to the preferred location on your device.

Show Notes

As we grow, form our self-identity, and dream of a future full of work we love that uses our great gifts and strengths most of us come face to face with ways that society – including peers, institutions, and groups, including our family of origin – tell us we can’t or we shouldn’t or aren’t able to have those dreams because of who or what we are.

That’s especially true for girls and young women.

Changes are being made of course, but restrictions still exist. And sometimes our own thoughts and beliefs feed into those restrictions.

Often we spend the first portion of our lives living up to others expectations and then something happens that helps us to break free and decide to create a life that’s consistent with our own beliefs and expectations.

Today’s guest is a great example of all of that.

Jodi Harrison Lee is a Martial Arts Master, co-owner of the martial arts studio, The Martial Way in LA county California. She’s also a best selling author, speaker and trainer whose core mission is helping girls and women to find an embrace their strength, exude the confidence they have deep inside, and be able to defend themselves in any situation they’re in.

So Listen in as Jodi and I discuss:

  • How young girls lose their confidence and how they can regain it
  • How we often allow the opinions of others and beliefs of society to pigeon hole us and keep us trapped in a place we weren’t meant to be
  • The how sports and athletics lead to increased confidence and courage for children and adults.
  • How easy it is to allow societal structures to keep us playing small
  • Tips for finding and embracing your own inner strength

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

Guest Contract Information

Jodi’s website

Jodi’s book, Find Your Strength

Connect with Jodi on Facebook

Jodi on YouTube

 

The Opportunity in Failure – Winnie Anderson Interviews William Hung

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 to 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 iTunes, I Heart Radio, in the Google Play store, on You Tube and on here on my website.

If you like what you see and hear I hope you’ll share the show with others and I hope you’ll decide to join my community. You can become a fan of the show here on my site. When you do you’ll get episodes delivered right to your inbox along with information, tips, and resources to help you position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and ultimately to profit from your expertise as you build a business in alignment with your faith, beliefs, and values.

Watch the show by clicking on the forward arrow in the center of the video above.

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Download and save the audio recording by clicking this link, then click the down arrow on the far right of the play bar.

 

Show Notes

Growing a business can be scary.

We know we need to put ourselves out there…we need to market ourselves in such a way that we get attention, inspire people to want to learn more, and ultimately to say yes to working with us.

For those of us who are corporate escapees, we grew up as professionals in an environment that was a constant struggle between standing out and not really wanting to stand out.

There was the good part of standing out: being recognized as a leader, getting a promotion, getting an increase.

But there’s also a lot of negatives connected with standing out in corporate life: being ridiculed, being punished.

And heaven help you if you made a mistake at work.

I’m sure you know people who took a risk and who made a mistake, who were disciplined, or even fired.

It’s bad enough to take a risk, make a mistake, even fail at something and have your coworkers and peers know it.

It could destroy your reputation and your career.

Is it any wonder we become fearful of taking chances when we’re out on our own?

Well imagine if you took a big risk – something you were excited about trying – and you failed.

And what if people laughed at you?

Horrible, right?

Now imagine it was shown on national TV.

And ended up on the Internet.

How humiliating.

What would you do? Would you crawl under your bed and pray the Internet would go down? Maybe someone would take pity on you and pull the recording offline?

Well that’s what happened to today’s guest.

William Hung went from being an unknown civil engineering student at the University of California at Berkley to becoming an overnight sensation because of his failed audition on American Idol.

He’s now a funny, inspirational speaker who shares his message of taking risks and embracing failure with students, association members, and entrepreneurs. And he coaches entrepreneurs who want to leverage speaking to embrace their mistakes, speak from the heart, and make the impact – and achieve the success – they were born to have.

Listen in as William shares:

  • How he ended up auditioning for American Idol
  • How what looks like your biggest failure at the time could actually be your path to success
  • His key point of view that helped him survive the pain of rejection and embrace the opportunities it brought
  • Where he believes optimism comes from
  • And the big secret he revealed on Jimmy Kimmel

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

Guest Contact Information 

William’s website

Connect with William on Facebook

Follow him on Twitter

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Mind Over Money: An interview with money and success coach Robyn Crane

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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 iTunes, I Heart Radio, in the Google Play store, on YouTube and here on my website.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others and I hope you’ll decide to join my community. You can become a fan of the show on my site at Winnie Anderson.com/fans. When you do you’ll get episodes delivered right to your inbox along with information, tips, and resources to help you consistently move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity. I want to help you position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and ultimately to profit from your expertise as you build a business in alignment with your faith, beliefs, and values.

Show Notes:

When you become self-employed you embark on the most intense – and expensive – personal development program ever.

Often we discover issues we never realized we had or issues we thought we dealt with come roaring back to life.

That can especially be true about money.

And it’s especially true for women.

I’ve wrestled with my own issues around money including pricing my services appropriately, making good money decisions as a business owner, and understanding the financial elements of running and growing a business.

I had a past guest on to discuss this. Justin Krane talked about pricing your services and we talked a bit about mindset but I wanted to take the topic deeper since I know how important it is.

That’s where the idea came from to have today’s guest on the show.

Robyn Crane is a money and business growth expert on a mission to empower committed and passionate women business owners to make more money and help more people, so they can have a bigger impact on the world. Through her seminars, and FEMM Mentorship program, Robyn helps them attract qualified leads, close high paying clients, and optimize their time, so they can create their ideal business and life.

Listen in as Robyn talks about:

  • Mindset and the role it plays in profitability
  • The role confidence plays in achieving results
  • The challenge of changing your old limiting beliefs
  • How to borrow the beliefs of others to strengthen your own
  • The money patterns we develop through our lives and how they can limit us and help us break through
  • Understanding your money mask

Robyn also shares her own story of how she became a money coach and built a thriving, multi-six figure business after being more than 40 thousand dollars in debt

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

Guest Contact Information

Robyn’s website

Robyn on Social Media
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube

 

Robyn’s books:

Robyn’s Author Central page on Amazon has all her books listed.