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THURSDAY THOUGHTS - Stepping Up My Game
Bonus Episode10th March 2022 • Unpolished MBA • Unpolished MBA
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In this episode of Thursday Thoughts, Monique shares an exciting announcement about her future and the future of the Unpolished MBA podcast. After years of working in industries ranging from semiconductors to power plants, aviation to real estate and software, Monique is taking another bold step and buying a new company. 

Despite the fact that many doubters have questioned this decision, Monique shares how regardless of all of her success and experience over the years, she is actually ready to step up her game in 2022. The experiences and foundations that Monique has laid over the years have equipped her to be even more impactful and innovative in this new position and she is looking forward to bringing listeners along on this journey.

More details about Monique's new venture will be revealed shortly however for the remainder of March both Thursday Thoughts and Unpolished MBA will be on a short break as Monique ramps up to take on this awesome new challenge. She can’t wait to see what it teaches her so she can continue to pass that knowledge on to you, starting in April.

Topics Include:

  • Discovering Balance In The Workplace
  • How Prioritizing Family Makes You More Strategic
  • How A Diversity Of Experiences Prepares Leaders
  • Building On The Foundations Of Innovation 
  • Amping Up Your Game In 2022

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https://unpolishedmba.com/

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Let's take a moment to connect the dots.

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Every Thursday in under 10 minutes, I'm going to share with you real

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life, everyday situations to help you as an entrepreneur, a leader,

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an innovator, or just a person who's venturing out to try something new.

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These stories will help you make sense of situations.

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You may find yourself in and also provide encouragement to keep you

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moving forward in your journey.

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I spent many years in Corporate America as an employee involved in everything

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from semiconductors to power plants, to aviation, to real estate and construction,

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to software development and technology.

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And along the way, I've experienced a lot, learned a lot and created

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a lot of value for other entities.

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And once I became a full-time entrepreneur myself, I was able to use all of

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these experiences to build innovative startups across various industries,

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leading to a great career fulfillment and additional learning opportunity.

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And for anyone who has followed my journey or know a little bit about it

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from reading online or hearing me speak on a panel or podcast or whatever, you

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know, I've had a lot of twists and turns.

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Most of the decisions that I've made career wise have been made to

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accommodate my family and balance my life as a wife and a mother.

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And for anyone that's listening that's struggling with that, I want

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you to know that careers ebb and flow, but prioritizing your family

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commitments does not hinder your career.

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It actually makes you more strategic about it.

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Recently I shared on LinkedIn that I used to homeschool my kids for three years

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and everybody was wondering, well, how in the world did I find time to do that?

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The DM's I received were from people who were both intrigued, but also

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interested in doing it themselves, which was really surprising to me.

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One thing I made sure to communicate to them was that everyone's

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situation is unique and duplication is nearly impossible, but whatever

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they want to do, they can do it.

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I'm proof of that.

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Right?

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But also, I made sure to mention that tenacity is probably the most

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important thing, because they're going to experience challenges along the

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way, but those challenges won't last forever and the fulfillment and results

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will make it all worth it in the end.

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Well, that's similar to business.

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There are so many things that you have to be creative about to get

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things done and finagle along the way.

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Well, I'm at it again, doing something that people would

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say is crazy or impossible.

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And how is she going to do that?

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And you know, who does she think she is?

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You guys know, you know how that goes.

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But I'm at a point now where I like to build on my foundation of innovation

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and entrepreneurship, even more.

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Someone in my network recently posted about the topic of career and

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transitions and are you happy where you are and all those types of things.

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And I chimed in to say, "well, I'm actually ready to amp it up a bit more.

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Because I'm preparing for my next move."

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And I'm going to share with you guys that, that next move is to purchase a company.

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Yes.

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I own a company right now.

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It's a strategy consulting firm, which is one of my ventures.

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But you might be thinking, well, how does this tie into your innovation work?

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Well, I'll be heavily focused on first acquiring a company that's in need of

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digital transformation and new leadership.

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We're at a point where many businesses are for sale as baby

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boomers, retire and transition.

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So there is a lot of opportunity for value innovation at these companies and many

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not only mean digital transformation, but also a work culture reset, fresh

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ideas and just new energy overall.

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And it's exciting to bring innovation to long standing businesses and help them

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make that crossover little by little, even in the work I do right now at TPM

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Focus, my strategy consulting company.

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It's just that in this next phase, I'll be combining that with buying companies

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and leading the digital and cultural transformation as the owner, TPM Focus

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remains as the innovation consulting partner for these acquisitions in my

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employees are excited about our growth and their opportunity to learn and experience

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even more on this journey with me.

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And I appreciate their commitment to all of my ideas

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and craziness as some may think.

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It's a long process to selecting and closing on the right companies.

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And with that in mind, I'm excited to share a part of the process with you

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during the next season of Unpolished MBA.

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Now, I love to invite anyone currently involved in or interested

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in entrepreneurship through acquisition and those who have

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embarked on non traditional paths to entrepreneurship, to the Unpolished MBA.

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We're going to be starting up our next season in April of 2022.

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And I'm looking forward to connecting with more of you next

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season and sharing tid-bits of the Unpolished MBA experience and wisdom.

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Now, if you'd like to be a guest on the next season, go to UnpolishedMBA.com

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and complete the form on the homepage.

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Take care, and I'll see you next season.

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