Karen Lopez McWilliams has been an award-winning entrepreneur for 25 years in the great state of Texas. Eighteen months ago, she was challenged by her life coach to do something outside of her comfort zone, which gave way to writing the book titled The Ones Who Believed. This book is now inspiring a global movement for people to thank the ones who believed in them as well as to live intentionally and pass on the legacy of the human spirit.
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- [01:19] – Karen has been married for 28 years
- [01:32] – Karen calls her book a midlife passion project
- [02:45] – Value Bomb Drop: The roles we play in life are critically important.
- [05:23] – The role that we live is important
- [06:10]: – What is something you’ve changed your mind about in the last 6 months? Mentoring doesn’t have to be formal. Mentoring can start in personal relationships
- [07:39] – The traditional kind of mentoring and the Ripple Effect
- [08:50] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: Coming to grips with the reality that technology was her Achilles Heel
- [11:03] – Always be branding
- [11:39] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: Karen asked her dad who influenced his life, and in that moment she saw her dad’s face relax and go to another time. The same thing happened when she asked a friend
- [14:21] – Hit the pause button to remember the people who influenced you
- [15:16] – What is the one thing you are most FIRED up about today? My book The Ones Who Believed
- [16:09] – Stories are a light switch to action
- [16:37] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – Fear of failing
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – To be mindful of your own thoughts
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – Mental and physical well being
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – 99 Designs
- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – Shorten the Gap
- [19:01] – “When I give the best of me, that becomes my legacy.”
- [19:30] – Get a sneak peek of two stories in Karen’s book!
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