Motivational Speaker and author Cheryl Wood will be my guest on the Courageous Woman Radio Show Tuesday May 27, 2014. The show airs on ICBS Radio, 111.3 FM in Los Angeles and online at jranstudios.org at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST every Tuesday.
Cheryl Wood is a compelling thought-provoking leader and motivational speaker who possesses a deep-rooted passion for supporting the personal development and economic empowerment of women globally. Cheryl has impacted the lives of thousands of women through her life-changing principles of FEARLESS living. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, author, and business coach who specializes in equipping women to stretch their thinking, expand their expectations, and play bigger.
Cheryl inspires women to embrace their personal power to visualize, strategize, and execute in order to achieve their life, career, or business goals. Cheryl’s personal story is one of determination and resilience. In her journey, she repeatedly demonstrates the power of nurturing your possibilities and immobilizing fear.
Cheryl fell into a space of being frustrated and unfulfilled in life with a desire to do more, become more, and set an example for her children that it is never too late to . She ditched the idea of just dreaming about her aspirations and, instead, began to pursue them without thoughts of ever turning back.
Cheryl’s latest book, The Power to Sizzle – Transformational Power Thoughts for Creating The Life You Want is an inspirational self-help guide to empower and challenge women and girls to erase limitations and create possibilities in their lives.
Cheryl has authored two more books, How I Flatlined and Woke Up in 45 Days – A Guide to Empowered Living; The GlamourLESS Side of Entrepreneurship – What They DIDN’T Tell You About Being A Woman In Business; She is a contributing writer for WISE Magazine, Enterprising Women Magazine, and FAHARI Magazine.
After the interview I asked Cheryl a few more questions:
TB: What is mindset mastery and how does a person began this process to achieve their goals?
CW: Mindset mastery is the ability to control your thoughts and to direct those thoughts in ways that support your ultimate goals. It develops into an ability to react and not respond, to control your emotions and to intentionally take actions that will produce the results you want in your life. As you start on your journey to mastering your mind, you must first become aware that some of your thoughts are negative, detrimental, and self-sabotaging and then you must begin to implement techniques that allow you to shift to positive, empowering, self-celebratory thoughts. The initial step to mindset mastery is a conscious effort to upgrade your internal dialogue. Every day, wake up and tell yourself something different, something new, something uplifting that supports who you want to be not who you are right now. Keep telling yourself those same thoughts/internal statements even though you might not initially believe it. For example, when I began my journey as an entrepreneur although I was still working a full-time corporate job, every day I would wake up and say to myself: “I am a magnet for wealth and success. I am destined for greatness. I will transition from my corporate job to full-time entrepreneurship and live my dreams.” The more I said it, the more my subconscious mind believed it and then my actions started to match my beliefs.
TB: How does one go from fearful to launch a business to fearlessly living their purpose?
CW: It’s important to recognize that fear will always be a part of the journey. Every time you accomplish one thing that you thought pushed you outside of your comfort zone and you start to pursue the next thing, fear will show-up again. So, I encourage anyone considering pursuing a business to get use to the feeling of fear. You simply have to develop the tenacity to look fear straight in the eye and take action anyway. Embracing fear is the only way to live in your purpose. Don’t run from fear, run towards it… because that’s how you discover who you are meant to be and what impact you are meant to have on the world.
TB: What are three important things you learned on your journey to success?
CW: Lesson #1: If you’re not willing to be uncomfortable, your journey to success will be short-lived
Lesson #2: Taking risks has to be the norm not the exception
Lesson #3: You can’t do it alone, you need a community of like-minded people who support you
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