Ep. 115 – Just Be YOU

“Be you.”

It sounds so easy.  As smart, ambitious women, we know we have something to share. So, just be you.

Oh please.

If it were that easy, we wouldn’t have anyone struggling with feeling out of place, trying to fit in, and be something they are not.

When we really think about it, trying to be yourself without any concern of what anyone else may think or say or do…is the toughest job of all.

"The hardest battle is to be just you." Leo Buscaglia
“The hardest battle is to be just you.” Leo Buscaglia

Today’s Monday Maxim:

This your mental Vitamin B. Each Monday I share a little motivation & insight to start the week. You’ve got a lot of people depending on you. There is big work for you to do. So here’s a maxim for you, the smart, ambitious woman, to help you SHINE.

“Love yourself-accept yourself-forgive yourself-and be good to yourself because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.” – Dr. Leo Buscaglia

Be You

This may be the most important thing you hear from anyone. Don’t believe all the hype.  Trust yourself.

Be you.  Completely you.  All YOU.

In this video, he also said,

“The hardest battle you are ever going to fight is to be- just YOU.” – Leo Buscaglia

Here’s the honest truth.  People pay extraordinary amounts to get the publicity they want so that they world sees them “How they want to be seen.”  It’s ridiculous.  Once you decide to be you, with your quirky love of the Muppets, or your fascination with breadmaking, or the way you can explain the ins and outs of high-quality Sharpies …that’s what makes you interesting.  That’s where people want to hear more from you.

Update:  This is so important that we remember this, a video was absolutely necessary.  Feel free to share!

You see, that stuff that makes you different is powerful. Marketable.  You can build an income off of these characteristic traits.

“I’m really convinced, that if you were to define love, the only word big enough to engulf it all would be Life.  Love is life in all of its aspects. And if you miss love, you miss life. Please don’t.” – Leo Buscaglia

See for yourself

Sometimes you hear people tell you about something good and think, “Yea, I should probably check that out…I’ll do it later.”

Here’s the truth, my friend.  Later doesn’t really come.  That is something we tell ourselves we’ll get to when deep down we know there is no way we will make sure that happens.

The passion that Dr. Leo Buscaglia shares with others is something so worthwhile I’m going to leave it here for you.  He believes in love.  So do you.  So do I.

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Family Knot Podcast, Ep 12. Ellory Wells

Master Minds will help your business: Ellory Wells explains it all

Ellory Wells empowers and equips entrepreneurs. His site ellorywells.com teaches new business owners to become successful entrepreneurs.  He blogs, has three current podcasts, hosts a regular Master Mind group and coaches clients.

Today Ellory shares key components about building the foundation of your business for long term success, how he includes his wife in the business, and how you can, too.

Episode Description

Ellory Wells
Ellory Wells shares the key to a new business on The Family Knot podcast.

In this episode, Ellory shares:

  • How he modeled success stories in the beginning to create success
  • That he believes that anybody can do it that is willing to work
  • What it means to be transparent
  • The frustration of getting laid off and fired
  • His down-to-earth personality works as a strength and pulls people to him.
  • The power of collaboration over competition
    • The lesson that there’s more than just one position available to succeed
    • Why you should co-host on a podcast or guest post on other blogs
  • The difference between a Master Mind, Mentor and Coach
  • Why a Master Mind will get you on the fast track to success
  • How being held accountable helps you succeed
  • What it means to automate your business
    • “You can’t automate connection.  You can automate tasks.”
    • Tools simplify your life and give you freedom to focus on your strengths
  • How he puts his family first
    • “Relationships don’t build up like money.  You have to put in the time now to have a strong marriage in twenty years.”
  • How he includes his wife, Ashley in his hobbies and business building
  • Why he takes his wife to business events, especially the social events as he connects with other entrepreneurs.
  • How her perspective helps him build his business and magnify his skills.
  • How he doesn’t divid his online life from his in-person real life.


Resources mentioned

Connect with  @ElloryWells on Twitter

Ellory’s website ElloryWells.com/awesome

Blog post:  The Top 10 Questions You Should be Asking for a Master Mind Group

7 Types of Successful People to Avoid

25 Tools You Should be using to Automate Your Business

10 Things I’ve Learned from Four Years of Marriage

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