On this episode we are so excited to welcome Mona Patel, a dynamic and engaging entrepreneur with 17 years experience convincing leaders of some of the world’s biggest brands to understand value and optimize their customer’s experiences.
Entrepreneurs, sit down with your team. If you don’t have a team it can be friends and family. Ask them to write down as many what if questions as they can in a three minute period that answers a problem statement that you propose to them. The first set is not always the best answer so I’m going to ask you to do it three times. Nine minutes total and share in between. The result will be:
If you think about it the number of what if questions you ask are often negative. What if I fail? What if I can’t? What if I lose? What if people make fun of me? What if I have to go back to a job? That’s what holds you back. Use that opening what if for positive.
Shift from what if I can’t to what if I don’t? Working with a coach is really important. But it’s also important to list what you want to get done in your life.
Write down your life goals. You aren’t going to get there if you don’t know
If a Ted Talk is one of your goals, when are you going to start? It’s not going to be easier by avoiding it. You can commit to watch one every week and get the rhythm of how it works. You can also get yourself on stages and get a public speaking coach so you’re refining yourself. Maybe it’s journaling everyday so you start to identify your story.
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In this episode we are talking to a talk show host, wellness and beauty expert and one of my good dear friends Nitikia Chopra.
Nitika Chopra is a certified life coach, wellness entrepreneur, go to resource for young women around the world and motivational lifestyle guru. Nitika’s on a mission to inspire radical self-love.
We all want to get to the place of ease where you are going on vacations or having more time with your kids at night. It’s easy to look at people around you and think “I’m so far from that. What am I doing wrong that I’m not there yet?” But a lot of times people don’t really get honest about what’s happening before they get to those points in their life where there is ease.
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In this episode we have Sybil Amuti. Sybil is an executive brand strategist, podcast producer and cohost,
philanthropist, coach, wife, and mother.
Sybil is also a cohost of the Great Girlfriends show, a podcast conversation series created to connect
women with daily tips and solutions for living a passionate every-day life and building thriving business.
In this podcast, you will hear Sybil discuss:
How her parents impacted her chartered course from kid-preneurship to corporate
The way she graduated with a master’s degree and moved from New York to New
Orleans only to move back to New York again a year later.
The impact of taking a break to pursue fashion had on her idea of who she was.
How she was consistently able to find fantastic positions that paid exceptionally well,
yet always seemed to have something else going on the side.
The way she built a partnership with her husband and other friends from the ground up.
How she began to feel that she was being dishonest with herself and others about who
she was, and how that turned her direction toward building up her own legacy.
What she believes about establishing a clear perception around the mission you seek to
accomplish and how you see yourself doing that in order to focus your brand.
How she always has a destination in mind, so everything she does has a map that routes
back to the starting point.
How she used her mission to start her focus on making her services available on the
How she helped to influence small businesses, especially women entrepreneurs who
have passion but really need help with strategy.
How she used workshops to reach more people at one time.
The way she made the inspirational connection to women without spending a ton of her
own money while also being able to give it away for free.
Adding the most value possible from her specific perspective.
How her friend journeyed with her through her transition into co-creating the Great
The way her powerful friendships with other women has impacted the way she works.
How she leveraged honesty and vulnerability into creating a community.
What she has learned about compartmentalizing her hours and keeping strict cut-offs
for work and family in order to optimize her time with clients and make sure everyone is
getting what they need.
The fact that there is no safety net when working outside of corporate and how that
means it’s time to don your cape and be your own superhero.
What it means to be where you are now and not discount the present while looking
forward to the future.
How you deserve the fulfillment that comes with the honesty of being who you are.
The best tips on partnering with others to grow your business, including deciding that
you are being someone that is worth partnering with.
How important it is to have a quality character and to choose partners with quality
The importance of having partnership agreements drawn up legally to keep each other
in check and to have something to fall back on in times of difficulty.
How she overcame complete fear to help Tony Robbins re-build his brand and how that
translates to everyone she helps.
What she has to say to all of us that find ourselves second-guessing and questioning our
competence and abilities.
If you are interested in connecting with Sybil or if you have any questions for her, you can find her in the
To niche or not to niche is a major question. People think they have to niche and niche and get sales in the door but it’s a process. Entrepreneurship is a journey and we learn as we go.
When you start a business and you may know exactly what you want to do you still need to validate your business idea and you still need to talk to your ideal client avatar. When you go broad it’s good in a way because it allows you the space to test and validate what’s going to work and what’s not going to work. You change as a person along the way so your business might eventually change or get tweaked. It’s good to be okay with where you are at right now wherever you are at because it’s going to evolve and change.
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When you are thinking of your product or service make sure it’s not a niche to have, but a need to have.
Lead with the most relevant service your client needs right now, then as you become more successful you can open it up to the other multi faceted opportunities you are thinking about in your head right now.