I had the pleasure of interviewing Danielle Nicole McGhee owner of Powerfully Present. Danielle provides energy therapy, public & private yin yoga classes, and customized guided meditations. She also finds platforms to speak about why this work is so vital to our health at private events and for different companies. Her company Powerfully Present helps company’s manage stress and anxiety by using different techniques.
My biggest take away from Danielle’s interview was when she talked about how entrepreneurship is a state of vulnerability.
This is the hardest part of ALL of us. We don’t want to come across that we don’t know what we are doing which in turn stops us from truly putting ourselves out there…and when we do put ourselves out there we are fearful of criticism and failing.
Learning how to set productive boundaries has been a work in progress. Most entrepreneurs struggle with a work-life balance because their work is their life, and their life is their work! Setting your schedule can have its pros and cons. In this week’s female founder series, Michelle Hanna & Liz Choi, founders of the full service wedding and event company Love Wildly Co, shared that to grow the business, they had to say no. These two powerhouse women shared that besides self-care, they learned that saying no or putting a ceiling on the amount of work that they received gave them extra time to recharge and connect with their families! Setting boundaries will make you a better business owner and help you more in control of your time.
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda. How many times do use at least one of those words a day? I know I’m often kicking myself in regards to the stuff I wish I could do different now. Because let’s be real hindsight is always 20/20. The woulda, coulda, shoulda mindset is extremely limiting because we can’t go back and change what has already happened. We can only move forward. On today’s blog I write about ways to start challenging these thought patterns and steps that you can take today. You can also ask today’s founder, April Mosebrook, as she learned how to maneuver around that mindset and take action! She is the founder of @BucketListBroadway and the lead singer of her own band April and the Funk Junkies! This creative genius went out of her comfort zone, learned how to build her business, asked for help along the way, and poured every ounce of passion into this project.
Have you ever noticed that when you decide on the car you want you begin to see everywhere? Or when you start dreaming about becoming a business owner and all the people you begin to come in contact with are on that path too? Our thoughts are extremely powerful - most of the time we don’t even recognize the weight they carry in our lives. Have you heard the phrase “your thoughts become your reality?” well that’s exactly what happened to this week’s founder Kelly Callaghan owner of Slay Beauty Bar SD, Spray Tan Class, and now host to the live event Wake Up To Level Up.
Being a new business owner is no small feat. Especially if you're working alone. Trusting that you're making the right decision without validation can be challenging, but to move forward, you gotta take action and hope for the best. That's precisely the mindset that business owner Breana Thomas founder of Nutrivenience shared about her experience being an entrepreneur. She mentions that she's had to learn how to make decisions herself, trust herself, and learn along the way.
Wake up. Kick Butt. Repeat. There is NO easy way to grow a business. All you can do is work hard, do your best, ask for help, and do it again tomorrow. Consistency is the most important factor in growing your business. Genie Reese of Red Aspen not only has the work ethic but the spirit to keep momentum and energy up while growing her business with her co-founders.
All or nothing thinking is problematic for so many reasons, one of them being it creates almost impossible expectations of one's self. It demands perfection. Marissa Rose Nash knows exactly how this type of thinking can stop us from getting to where we want to go- not only does she work with women with these limiting beliefs but she experiences them herself.
We often start developing interests and passions as children. Sometimes these things get lost and shelved away as we become adults. Carolyn Pascual White shares how her childhood upbringing influenced her career choices today. She also shares her best organizational tips and advice to female entrepreneurs today!
When we live in a world that is painstakingly public it can be hard to make change or try something new. We are often afraid what our peers will think of our ideas, growth, or roles that we have adopted. The truth is? No one cares. And when you let go of caring what people think? Well, Shauna Parisi can tell you that AMAZING things happen!