Asha Mankowska, keynote speaker at Harvard University, Branding Expert, Bestselling Author and so much more joins us in studio today. Many people dream of owning their own business, being their own boss, and enjoying the reward of unlimited earnings. Entrepreneurship is the American Dream. But most people hesitate to take the plunge. Like them, you may worry that you don’t have enough money, time, or experience to start and operate your own small business. As I like to say, if you don’t take a chance how will you ever know? Asha has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top business and career coaches in America. She accepted the honor to be a member of Forbes Magazine coaches council and her articles are featured in Forbes Magazine on a regular basis. She sheds light on the various steps you can take with your business to see the growth you want. An episode you won’t want to miss.
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Taking the Plunge
So often women don’t start their businesses due to feeling unprepared, not having the right support team or not having the confidence to make the move. Whether you’re starting a business, a blog, or are looking for a new career path, Mankowska discusses the importance of finding your support team, asking for help, and having the trust in yourself to jump in head first. By the age of 24, Mankowska had started three businesses, obtained her law degree and became a published journalist because she had the love and support of her family who not only gave her the encouragement to strive for her passions, but the confidence to bring them to life.
It’s Not Over Until I Win
If you had infinite time, money and knowledge, what would you do? What would you create? Mankowska poses the question to listeners asking them to find their passion and strive for their goals. When making a transition into a new career or business, oftentimes women can become distracted by focusing on what they could be losing—a step down in their careers, a hit to finances or even the possibility of starting over. Mankowska asks women to imagine this as a journey that will take them to their goals, whether it’s having more free time, financial freedom or building a life of their own.
No Diamonds Without Pressure
Building your support team, whether it’s family, friends, co-workers or fellow entrepreneurs allows you to not only be vulnerable but learn from one another. It’s the failures, the pressure, and mistakes that allow you to grow and understand not only yourself but your business. Mankowska points out that letting go and delegating to those around you allows you to “only work in your brilliance.” Make sure that you’re focusing on what you love to do by attracting the right support team that can help you obtain your goals.
About The Guest Co-Host
Melissa Cizauskas is a force of nature. She rocks the San Diego area as a dynamic and successful businessperson, a leader of woman entrepreneurs, and a tireless communicator and coach. Melissa has been featured in several publications, television programs, and has hosted her own radio program.
Melissa has received multiple owners from her real estate profession to entrepreneur of the year in San Diego from women’s council of realtors, just sales person of the year for North American title in Silicon Valley…
Melissa’s motto is “Status quo no Bueno!” She has been married 20 years and has a 17-year-old daughter with her husband they currently reside in San Diego, and as she states ‘she aspires to inspire before she expires’! You can expect to see a lot more from Melissa, as she recently launched her dream to start a nonprofit, called “Hearts in Hand.” She is building a nursing home and convalescent care facility, providing loving and attentive care, and alternatives for those who cannot afford to care for themselves. She also runs The Bay Club Women’s Network.