When Subarana Gupta contacted me to share her project SHEROES NEXT DOOR and to see if I was a good fit to be apart of her book, I was excited for her and reluctant to be apart of it at the same time. You see, my past ain't that pretty.
“This wonderful book is full of both inspiration and direction for any woman who wants to start and succeed in her own business.” – Brian Tracy
Enjoy this TED Talk, I hope you find inspiration in it and create an inspiring story of your own. It’s just one of the 4 reminders that I’ve had in the past couple of weeks. (my story starts at 4:44)
Let's review a few of the tips Subarna mentioned:
- Look into what interests you and match your natural talents.
- Look for people who are doing what you want to do and ask them to show you how to do it to.
- Take action, leap and the net will appear.
- Don't be afraid to fail. ←← THIS.
- Be somebody else's sheroe – For me, it was my son. I wanted to give him the life that I never had, and I did.
Growing up I was a good kid; never got in trouble, did good in school, went to church 10 times a week, worked, and all of that good stuff. But after having protected sex one-time with my friend, at 18 I found myself pregnant and homeless… living out of my car, in shelters and from a friend to friend until the Robinson family of angels showed up in my life.
“Opportunity favours the bold – this is a lesson that I learned early on, and have used to guide the Virgin story. If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” — Richard Branson
In this book, I shared many of my setbacks with Surbana and how used them to make a comeback… over and over again.
I've lost lots of money in the stock market, real estate, and in business but there's one thing I haven't lost; that is the belief that I was put on this earth to do great things.
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Sheroes next door consists of ten beautiful stories in one read. Subarna brings out a real authenticity in her writing and allows the ready to relate to these amazing women. Ten accounts of powerful but everyday women beating the odds, and finding success in their very own unique way.
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These stories will move and motivate you to do the big and the bold. All the fear of not making it goes out the window after learning about the countess obstacles these women had to overcome.
This book is for the person with big goals and dreams buried by fear. It is for the person who's tired of living life in quiet desperation, always being told what to do and getting frustrated about not having the flexibility to live life on their own terms. Sheroes Next Door will inspire the right woman to pull out of herself the drive and determination she needs to take matters into her own hands.
SHEROES will inspire you, motivate you, guide you, and give you the confidence that you can totally shape your own future. You will realize the only thing that is stopping you is YOU. Your time is always precious and reading the stories will spark an incredible desire to apply at all that you learn into creating your own life immediately.
I am indeed grateful to be apart of this great work. To be able to share my story amongst great women like Iman Youssef, Victoria Lenox, Cindy Ashton, Diana Filez, Saliima Virani, Shantal Feltham, Shauna Kathleen, Parvin Kaidi, and Katia Miller is quite an honor!!!
Subarna, thank you so much for all that you do, you, my sister are truly the SHERO next door!!
Please share this, there are women that need to know they ARE worthy of success no matter the challenge.
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