Susan Leahy is a certified speaking professional as well as the co-founder of Group to TEAM Leadership Solutions, a training & consulting company that initiates a deeper conversation about what it takes to really shift an individual’s energy to build viable, self-sustaining, profitable teams.
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Time Stamped Show Notes:
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- [02:13] – Susan’s part of the Association of Transformational Leaders
- [02:57] – Susan moved to Mexico 6 months ago and started re-constructing her life
- [05:00] – She generates revenue from online courses, including Robert’s Rules Made Simple and from webinars
- [07:18] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment – Seeing her first business flop
- [08:53] – “Be willing to let go of everything, including the name.”
- [10:05] – “I was hiding behind other people’s content, and not trusting my own voice.”
- [10:34] – “My next product was all me, and I just had to trust my voice.”
- [12:13] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA moment:– “For a long time, I was waiting to get somewhere before I felt something. Like I had to get somewhere else. I recently realized that success is here and now, and that I need to enjoy it.”
- [14:46] – Biggest weakness? – The books. I need my team to help me with finances.
- [15:55] – Biggest strength? – I’m a big vision thinker
- [17:00] – What has Susan most fired up today?– “My partnership with Freeman Michaels and the work we’re doing together”
- [19:24] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “My own fear”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Every minute you spend mad is a minute lost of your life”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “I’m good at getting on the phone and connecting with people”
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – Evernote
- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – Ask and It Is Given
- Imagine you woke up tomorrow morning in a brand new world, identical to earth, but you knew no one. You still have all the experiences and knowledge you currently have – your food and shelter taken care of – but all you have is a laptop and $500. What would you do in the next 7 days? – Take a really long walk and check out where I am. Go online and check out the environment. Get myself a URL.
- [21:36] – Connect with Susan at Group To Team
- [21:45] – Parting piece of guidance? – “You are important and your life is important. But you have to give yourself permission to put yourself out there.”
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