Samantha Charles

 

  1. Please introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

Hi! I’m Samantha Charles, everyone calls me Sam. I’m a 30 year old single parent of two toddlers and proud owner of an online store – Trending Gifts and Things. I am from the Caribbean -Georgetown, Guyana and my passion is to inspire people in any way I can!

  1. What is your business about?

‘Trending Gifts & Things’ online gift shop designed specially to inspire, motivate and brighten your day. Offering exclusive designs that is sure to bring a smile to your face or courage in your hearts on those day when you just need a little reminder that you got this! It’s the perfect place to get your gift of inspiration from whether for yourself or someone you know. Designs are placed on a variety of merch such as tee shirts, mugs, tote bags, phone cases, pillows, canvas prints, etc. All of our products are made and shipped from the US and we offer worldwide shipping. We also have a satisfaction guarantee policy and on board customer service team. We are passionate about customer service and offering value for money hence we are always looking for ways to improve what we do and offer the best we possibly can to each and every one of our valued customer!

3.What made you get into this line of business?

My number one motivation was and still is my kids. The desire to spend more time with them, working with a flexible schedule and being able to be take better control of my finances were all contributing factors to my decision to open my own store. In addition, that desire to inspire others, more specifically mothers and female entrepreneurs such as myself, to be overcomers for any situation life throws at them. My business allows me to be true to myself and fulfil my vision of a society of strong, independent women. We even have a closed FB group called Strong, Independent Women that further allows me to fulfil this passion. Having experienced personal difficulties of my own I have a deep understanding and appreciation for the little sentimental things in life and how important it is to surround yourself with inspiration and positivity. Happier women will ultimately result in happier homes, happier families and a happier society! And it all starts with one girl, one woman, one lady at a time.

 

4. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

The realisation that my cause is bigger than my current situation. My life, my purpose, my time here is so much grander than what my external factors denotes at the moment. Hence, the constant need to keep on thriving to do more, reach more women, inspire more lives whether on my good days and bad is ever present.  I’m a typical mom hence early morning routines entails getting my morning hugs from the kids before we come off the bed and then it’s all crazy trying to send them off to school…lol. However, after they’re off to school I do take some alone time to recharge and mentally prepare for the rest of the day. This sometimes include looking at atleast one motivational, inspirational video, listening to empowering music or affirmations. It’s never the same thing everyday …lol.

5. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

To limit my expectations of others. It’s not what people do to us that hurts us but rather our expectations of them that does. If we can manage our expectations we can manage how we react when faced with disappointments, rejection, desertion, deception, etc. It was the absolute best advice I ever got!

 

 

  1. What is a book you would say everyone must read?

Act like a lady, think like a man by Steve Harvey

 

  1. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

Promotions and offers are always ongoing at our store. Our business is still new however our objective it to have at least two promotions monthly. Hence we will always have something exciting happening.

  1. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

 

Take a time out! Lol … It doesn’t have to be a long time out (depending on the situation). Sometimes just 10 minutes of quiet time to breathe, clear my mind and release any negative energy is all it takes to get back in the game and win!

  1. What do you love most about helping others?

Knowing that this gift of life that was given to me was not wasted and if I made just one person … just one… feel good about themselves during the day then I would have added value to my existence for that day. Doing good, being kind, sharing positive vibes always has a ripple effect and a good one. It’s like music while some are closer to the stereo and can hear the words some might be able to just hear the beat in a distance but dance all the same.

  1. Your favourite quote?

My mom, an advocate of integrity and hard work, made me memorise this one when I was a kid and it never left me:

“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you would like to see more from Samantha please go to her Website

Have a wonderful day x 

Michele Liddle

Little bit of a twist today I thought that I would mix it up and interview myself as a Women Of Wisdom. Vain I know but I do feel I have a lot that I can share with you and I am very wise!! Obviously!

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

I am Michele Marie Liddle, I am from Norfolk UK. I am a blogger for well this site, and founder of She Steps Up.

2. What is your business about?

She Steps Up Blog is a blogging site where I write about business, mindset, mental health, and parenting advice these are all things that are me! I also include some spiritual stuff as I am a huge believer in energy, crystals and the universe. I also run a feature called “Women Of Wisdom” which I created as I wanted a space that showed off amazing women in business and share them with my community.

I have also set up a new part of She Steps Up which is creating content and transcribing podcasts, and Facebook Lives for female entrepreneurs who maybe do not enjoy the creative writing side of their business or  maybe they just want to be free and have time to reach out to their clients more.

3.What made you get into this line of business?

I love writing it is a passion for me and I know from speaking with other women in business that not everyone finds it as enjoyable as I do or as easy. Having done MLM, and Coaching, as well as working with coaches I know how much writing we have to do on a daily business to get ourselves seen and clients in the door. Words have a big impact!

If you don’t find writing easy it creates blocks which can then affect other areas of your business. I also love to support other women in business and I believe that providing this service I can free them up to be more effective in the areas of business they love.

The blog was more of a therapy thing why I decided what avenue to take next, but it has now become my baby.

4.What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

My passion for what I am doing now! I never felt like this with any other business or job I have been in. I love that I am being creative every day and helping others.

I do have a morning power routine that I do every morning! I wake up and do a guided meditation, I then listen to a powerful video or talk on Youtube before my feet even touch the ground. This gets me pumped up and ready for the day.

I will sometimes journal in the morning if not I then go get my coffee and cereal then check my messages. I do believe that the first moments in the morning are what set you up for the rest of the day so I like to make it a positive experience.

5.What is the best advice you have ever been given?

This is a hard one I have been given so much advise over the years, and told others some good advice also. The first thing that comes to mind though is do not ever give up. Now I have quit a lot of things and stopped doing things but this was not me giving up this was me moving on. There is a difference.

I am very aware that I am meant for bigger things and I am meant to help others so if the things I have been doing in the past where not getting me there then I stopped them and moved direction onto a path that was getting me closer towards the place I needed to be.

I believe I am here now so I am not giving up.

6.What is a book you would say everyone must read?

I am going to be doing a post about this soon as I have loads but I will say the book “You Are Amazing” by Sonia Choquette-Tully  and Sabrina Choquette-Tully is a must for any female. It is such a good read and I had so many “Ah-Ha” moments when reading it. So go to Amazon now and get a copy you won’t regret it.

7. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

I do, I have just set up all my pricing and packages for my content and transcribing business so I am doing an introductory offer for August 2018 for my Platinum Package which is the all singing, all dancing package. I am giving a massive £2000 discount for a 90 day package!

8.What One thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

This I have to do a lot as I am someone who deals with mental health issues and long-term illness that all have an effect on my mindset. I have found that meditation can very quickly calm me and centre me to put me back on track. I am also a great fan of just removing myself from situations, I will take myself away and just sit and be calm or grab a book. Reading is my number one hobby so reading always takes me away to my happy place.

9.What do you love most about helping others?

I love to help people so much, I have been in situations where no one has helped me and I have been in situations where I have had many people help me so I know how it feels to be on both ends. I love to see other people succeed and achieve their dreams, I love the feeling I get inside from doing something that helps another person. I also think it is a beautiful thing to do as a human and more people should do it. Simple acts of kindness go a long way, you never know that one thing you do that is so easy could be the major thing someone else needed in order to change their life around.

10.Your favourite quote?

This is an easy one and I have it tattooed on my forearm in  beautiful vintage mirror “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and its better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring” by Marilyn Monroe.

 

I hope you enjoyed my own interview, if you would like to be featured please contact shestepsupblog@gmail.com. If you would like to see more of me please visit Facebook Instagramor Twitter

I hope you have  wonderful day.

Michele x 

Karen Welden

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

I’m Karen Welden, my business is Karen Welden Coaching and I’m from Manchester in the UK.

2. What is your business about?

A marketing, mindset and NLP Life Coach, I help aspiring or established entrepreneurs and small businesses who are struggling with marketing overwhelm to get comfortable with marketing (from planning to measurement stage) and to implement a strategy that works for their particular business and delivers results.

Through specific coaching techniques, I help them to identify their goals, implement their strategy AND become more confident in their marketing capabilities and business goals.

Through NLP coaching and mindset work I help them to discover and overcome any fears, negative emotions or limiting beliefs in their subconscious mind that are holding them back from creating and growing the business (and life) of their dreams.

NLP helps with all aspects of business performance including confidence, decision-making, leadership and moving from states of procrastination to motivation. NLP is a truly transformational and life-changing experience.

3.What made you get into this line of business?

Throughout my 17 year marketing career, I worked in businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries. For many of those years I loved it but as the years rolled by I felt less and less fulfilled and started to question whether this was my true calling in life.
Whilst working long hours developing campaigns to help add more the the company’s bottom line, I no longer felt any sense of achievement and I didn’t feel valued. What I really craved was to make a difference in peoples’ lives so that I felt my time at work was rewarding.

During the latter years of my marketing career I developed a chronic mysterious health problem that left the medical profession stumped and finally resulted in me having to give up work. I searched online for ways to heal myself naturally through nutrition and lifestyle.

After much online research I found inspiration from some amazing people – one woman in particular who had cured herself from my condition through a variety of natural healing modalities and gone on to become a naturopathic doctor.

Following several consultations with her and putting into practice what I had learned online, my efforts began to pay off. It was a difficult journey. I had relapses and setbacks which at times had me wondering whether any of this was working. However, slowly but surely I improved. This changed my mindset and enabled me to think that anything is possible.
I knew then that a marketing career in the corporate world was no longer the right path for me. I still had a huge desire to make a difference in peoples’ lives but I didn’t know how.

I originally considered health coaching and attended a short taster coaching course hosted by The Coaching Academy. From that point on I was hooked! Coaching was definitely for me although I found other aspects of coaching more fascinating – in particular how we can use our own inner resources and the power of the mind to make positive changes in our lives.

So I went on to study NLP and Time Line TherapyTM and became a fully certified NLP Life Coach helping people transform their lives for the better! Originally helping individuals like myself to escape the 9-5 and create their dream business I soon found that often I was using my marketing expertise to help aspiring and new entrepreneurs with their marketing strategy and getting fabulous feedback in the process.

So I decided to shift my focus towards helping these types of clients to achieve their business goals and dreams and in turn, live the life of their dreams!

4.What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

I love what I do which is a great motivator for my get up and go and I’m always excited to get started. Obviously I’m big into healthy eating so I have a healthy juice followed by a fruit or smoothie breakfast. I usually have my intentions set in advance, sometimes a week or sometimes the night before, depending on how busy things are. I like to work as far in advance as possible. I have a journal with my goals for each day of the week and I work from that as well as a written ‘to do’ list. I’ve recently started journal-ling and intend to start including meditation into my morning routine too.

5.What is the best advice you have ever been given?

To have the inner belief that anything is possible.

6.What is a book you would say everyone must read?

She Means Business by Carrie Green (for female entrepreneurs)

7.. What is the book you would say everyone needs to read?

I’m in the process of re-vamping my Master Your Marketing course and will be launching it soon. Suitable for all entrepreneurs and small businesses this takes them from setting marketing goals right through to measurement of their marketing activity and review. It includes goal setting, identifying, understanding and connecting with your ideal customer or client, creating your positioning statement, branding, setting a marketing budget, creating your marketing strategy, putting together a marketing activity schedule, building relationships, content creation, measurement and review PLUS bonus materials including productivity strategies.

8.What One thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

I have an amazing little NLP technique that I learned during my training. Another technique I use is to look at a situation from a different perspective (re-framing).

9.What do you love most about helping others?

I love seeing the transformation they get as a result of working with me and helping them to achieve their goals. It’s so rewarding to know that you have helped someone else to achieve their dreams.

10.Your favourite quote?

I have so many it’s difficult to choose but I particularly like this one: The best way to predict your future is to create it – Abraham Lincoln

Thank You so much Karen for being part of this, some great information there.

I wish you all the success in the world. You can contact Karen via Facebook , Instagram , or her Website

Have a wonderful day.

Michele x

Summer Garner

 

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

 

Hi, I’m Summer Garner, also known as The Blonde Oracle. I live in Orange County, California.

2. What is your business about?

 

 

I’m a Spiritual Channel, Medium and Coach. My purpose is to shift global consciousness and connect you to your divinity so we may heal and express love at higher rates. As a channel for the higher realms, I assist you with your journey by tapping into your soul. I uncover the unseen beliefs, wounds and gifts to help you evolve into your highest expression. I often offer classes and workshops co-created with spirit.

3. What made you get into this line of business?

 

 

A series of experiences led me on a path to reopening my gifts of connecting to the spirit realm. As I did, my heart opened tremendously and I found so much love and joy in helping others in such profound ways. When you follow your true north, you live your truth.

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You can find Summer on Facebook

4. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

 

 

I wake up in the morning and look at my precious children. I greet the universe and thank the divine for everything in my life. Then it’s coffee time!!!

5.What is the best advice you have ever been given?

 

 

The best advice I have ever learned was that all experiences are a reflection of my own inner world. I learned that if something painful was happening it was because there was something within me that was unhealed that was co-creating my reactions to the world.

6.What is a book you would say everyone must read?

 

 

The Seat of your Soul by Gary Zukav

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Why not follow Summer on Instagram

7.Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

 

 

The Power Within, a LIVE 1 hour channelled online workshop and meditation, Saturday Aug, 4th 9:00am PST: Workshops

8.What 1 thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

 

 

I tell myself that I am creating this reality. This helps me shift anything that I am experiencing that is difficult because I then can choose to shift into another vibration/experience.

9.What do you love most about helping others?

 

 

I am compassionate towards all experiences and circumstances. I love helping people grow, see things about themselves they had not yet identified, helping them heal wounds and areas they have not addressed, connect them to their inner world/power. I most love opening people to their inner world, their soul, waiting for them to discover it in much more profound ways. You have access to a much greater experience

10.Your favourite quote?

 

 

“The path to joy will never be found without. Look within and find your light once more.” – me

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Summer can also be contacted by her Website

I would like to give a massive Thank You to Summer for taking part and sharing her amazing business with us. I wish you all the love and success in the world.

If you are an amazing women in business and would like to take part in our Women Of Wisdom Feature then please email me at shestepsupblog@gmail.com

Have a wonderful day.

Michele x 

Lucy Smith

Today our women of wisdom is Lucy Smith.

1 Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

Hey, I’m Lucy smith. I live in England and am a Personal Development Coach. I started my business, Succeed Now, in May 2017.

2 What is your business about?

I share the personal development techniques that I used to transform my life. I share weekly on my blog and social media as well as free support tools and digital products to help others transform their mindset and their life. I love to help women with their mindset especially when they are facing the same struggles that I have been through. It feels like I went through those struggles so I can help others and now I am truly living my purpose and passion.

3 What made you get into this line of business?

I had been struggling with my mental health, facing anxiety, fears and had a lack of confidence. I stumbled across personal development and decided to add it into my life 100%. I started reading, meditating, journaling, exercising, saying affirmations, gratitude, listening to podcasts and so much more. It completely transformed my life.

I now manage my anxiety and rarely get triggered.

I overcame my fear of driving and being alone in public.

I boosted my confidence, got a new job that I love and made new friends (this used to be a huge struggle.)

I increased my self-esteem, managing better in social situations.

I can now manage stress and overwhelm.

I feel a lot happier and positive, which has in turn improved my health, sleep, relationships and every other area of my life.

Put simply personal development has transformed my life in every single day. I can’t even imagine where I would be if I hadn’t discovered it.

4 What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

My morning routine is 45 minutes full of all my favourite personal development techniques. I start with reading a personal development book while exercising on my pedal bike. I then journal, write gratitude and write my long-term goals. I then listen to a guided visualisation and meditation recorded in my own voice, followed by my voice recorded affirmations.

5 What is the best advice you have ever been given?

I listen to so much advice daily with all the reading and podcasts it’s hard just to pick one. I would say it is to be consistent in your business, to keep going even when you’re not seeing results. To try new things when something isn’t working and to never give up hope that you will be successful.

6 What is a book you would say everyone must read?

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne – this one made me realise how we attract what we think about. For example recently I have suffered with some health problems causing my to collapse. Doctors said I have a heart condition and need to have tests done. For the next two weeks after being told that I kept thinking about my heart condition and telling people, it’s no wonder that I went on to collapse 4 times in 48 hours. Since that last day I have started telling myself several times daily “I am healthy” as well as telling others that I am good and healthy. Since then I haven’t collapsed once and feel amazing.

Read: How I Have Used The Law Of Attraction How I have used the Law of Attraction

7 Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

I’ve just launched a 5-Day Self-Care Challenge that I have made very detailed so it can help others get started instantly on self-care and learn all they need to in a 5-day course put together as a workbook. Self-care has been a huge part of my journey, all the benefits I have got as a result are in the link below. 5 Day Self Care Challenge

8 What 1 thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

Think about gratitude. This is hands down the best way to change your mindset. It completely changes my mindset from one of lack to one of abundance. Where I already have everything I need and have so much to be happy and grateful for.

9 What do you love most about helping others?

The feeling I get when someone says “thank you so much, you’ve changed my life”. There is nothing better than giving people the same results I got. I love helping others improve their mindset and feel happy and confident with themselves.

10 Your favourite quote?

I created one myself that I think sums up what I’ve done and what my business is based on – “Your mindset is the key to a life of happiness and success”

Thank you so much for reading, I hope I can help you in any way you need with improving your mindset.

Thank you so much to Lucy for being part of this, if you want to get in touch with Lucy you can find he at the following places:

 Website

Pinterest

Instagram

YouTube

Facebook Page

Facebook Group

If you would like to be featured as a women Of Wisdom please contact me shestepsup@gmail.com

Have a wonderful day.

Michele x

How to get your ideal client.

Today I had a conversation with  fellow business women about the perfect client, so it inspired me!

I have just had a major change in my work life and although it is very exciting and I am loving all the opportunities that are coming my way I am feeling anxious and this is all because of my mental health issues they are like the naughty devil on my shoulder so I have to make sure I ignore that and focus on the nice angelic one that is guiding me on the right path. The path towards success.

The new business I have created is making me so excited and is something I love doing which if you are thinking of going into business is a big one, you need your business to kick you out of bed in the morning and excite you. If it doesn’t well change it, you are the creator of your own life!

I have set up another part of She Steps Up which is creating content for women in business it allows me to  free them up so they can concentrate on the parts of their business they love. As an example not everyone loves sitting down and writing or people get serious writers block and can not for the life of them get past it. That is what I am here for but not only that I am going to be really hands on and learning about the women I work with get into their passion, their motives, their dreams, and put this across in the words I use.

People go to these women because they want to work with them not me, so it is important that I make all the content relating and sounding like the women I am working for.

This brings me on to the ideal client! The lady I spoke with this morning asked me who my ideal client is and that I should write it down and put it out into the world.

The reason why you need to be super clear on how your ideal client is, is simply so you can then direct everything posts, adverts, courses, etc to that women. As an example I love writing, brainstorming, creating, and putting documents together so my ideal client would for my business be someone who hates this part of their business.

As a coach you may yourself have been through something which you managed to get over and you now know you have the right course and materials that will help women who where like you two years ago. The ideal client for you in this scenario is the you from two years ago as you know her, you where her, you know what she needs… does that make sense?

So my ideal client is a women who is a busy and a successful in business who is full of passion, and drive but hates that she wastes time in her business staring at a screen not knowing what to type but knows what she wants to say and put across, when she could be reaching out to her clients instead. This means that I can listen and feel her passion and drive and put the words down for her. I am even going to be offering a service where I watch her live training’s, or videos and transcribe them as theses provide so much content that can be used over and over again.

My ideal client will then be free and able to serve her clients and bring in new clients, she will be available and can serve more women as she will be saving 5-6 hours a week on writing. I love writing and create it is what sets my soul on fire so it will be the perfect combination of passion and success to bring business forward and raise the bar for success for both myself and her.

If you read this and would like more information on my business rates and services then please do email at shestepsupblog@gmail.com

So have a think what is your business, what do you offer, who is your ideal client then go out there and get them. Success is yours, there is enough success out there for everyone.

Have a wonderful day.

Michele x

Women Of Wisdom

Happy Monday!

I am so excited I am going to be bringing you a blog feature called “Women Of Wisdom” I have called it this as I know some amazing women who have a wealth of knowledge and I have asked them to share their wisdom with us.

My reason for doing this is that when I was really low I started networking with these women and became aware of all these other resources that a Doctor or therapist may not make you aware off.  Theses courses, coaching, talks, podcasts, blogs are what got me out of the biggest funk I have ever been in and inspired me to get on the journey I am on now.

I want to share these amazing women with you as one of them may be the women you’ve been looking for with the service that can help you. I wish someone had done this years ago my life would of taken a very different path.

I really hope that you will be able to benefit from this feature. The ladies I have looked for deal with Anxiety, depression, business, wellness, spirituality, yoga, mental health, mindfullness, NLP and CBT. So you will be getting some good advice.

Let me know if you would like me to include anything else or if you would like to be featured.

Have a wonderful day.

Michele x