Naiana is an international speaker and Founder of Raise The Bar, which helps teams build a culture of excellence to impact their bottom line. While a leadership trainer for large corporations, she found a need to empower small businesses. Raise The Bar’s mission is to never have employees say “Thank God it’s Friday” again!
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- Words are powerful. Examine how you talk to yourself. The words you use about yourself – the story you tell yourself – creates your future.
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Time Stamped Show Notes
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- [01:42] – Had a radical wake-up call in college and started inspiring people to live their lives
- [02:56] – Naiana realized she wanted to build her own leadership training company
- [03:44] – Naiana generates revenue through experiential workshops
- [04:12] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: Making an online motivational video that simply didn’t work
- [04:50] – “What got you here, will not get you there”
- [05:16] – Created a motivational video
- [06:15] – “People don’t care until you care”
- [06:33] – Naiana created an online course that didn’t succeed – because she didn’t have the specific skills to make it work
- [07:55] – “The story you tell yourself creates your future”
- [09:16] – “If something doesn’t succeed, it doesn’t mean I’m a failure. It means that one specific thing I made didn’t work.”
- [10:19] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: Gaining a new customer by publicly getting out of her comfort zone on a surf simulator.
- [13:30] – “Raise your hand to take opportunities”
- [13:44] – Biggest weakness? – “Operations. I suck at the nitty-gritty ”
- [14:09] – “Focus on your strengths and hire for your weaknesses”
- [14:40] – Biggest strength? – “My passion and my energy”
- [15:43] – What has Naiana most fired up today? “Knowing that because I’m here and living my purpose, I’m empowering other people.”
- [16:18] – Get Naiana’s From Bad To Badass blueprint for free!
- [19:00] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “Fear of failure”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “The words we speak are powerful”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “Accepting personal responsibility for my life”
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – Asana
- If you could recommend just one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – Switch On Your Brain
- [21:21] – Connect with Naiana on Facebook
- [21:47] – Parting piece of guidance: “To have something you’ve never had before, you need to be willing to do something you’ve never done before.”
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