Welcome back to the Lift As You Climb podcast! In this special 100th episode, Isabel Alexander reflects on an incredible year filled with growth, adventure, and celebration. Join the journey as Isabel shares insights, experiences, and exciting plans for the upcoming year.
- Milestones: Isabel celebrates reaching the 100th episode of the podcast and expresses gratitude for the incredible support from the audience.
- Year in Review: Take a journey through Isabel's remarkable year, which involved 12 long-distance flights, totaling over 36,000 air miles. Discover the places visited and the experiences gained along the way.
- Health and Gratitude: Isabel expresses her gratitude for good health and positive experiences throughout the year, considering herself fortunate to have had no negative incidents during her travels.
- Word for 2024: Isabel shares her chosen word for 2024—RISE—and discusses the significance of rising personally and professionally.
- Evergreen Business: Get insights into Isabel's experiences in creating an evergreen business, allowing her to travel the world while maintaining a successful business.
- Season Six Teaser: Isabel provides a glimpse into what to expect in Season Six, including discussions on best practices, book recommendations, and strategies for success.
As we celebrate the 100th episode, Isabel Alexander expresses deep gratitude for the audience's support and looks forward to continuing the journey of growth, empowerment, and lifting each other up. Stay tuned for an exciting Season Six and keep rising!
About the Host:
Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst
Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander cultivated an award-winning, $10+ million global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.
Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate and nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to follow her example of thriving against the odds.
With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.
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Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst (www.theencorecatalyst.com) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact.
Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)
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Welcome, I'm Isabel Alexander and I am celebrating the 100th episode of theIsabel:
Lift As You Climb podcast and the end of 2023 and the beginning of 2024 with you.Isabel:
Thank you so very much.Isabel:
If you are a first time joining our audience, welcome and stay tuned.Isabel:
Boy, have we got an exciting lineup coming for you!Isabel:
If you've been part of our following for the last while, I want to say thankIsabel:
you sincerely, for your support, for watching the episodes on our YouTubeIsabel:
channel or listening to them on podcast platforms, and for subscribing andIsabel:
helping us build our base so that we are able to reach more people, andIsabel:
for sharing our content with others that you know it will bring value to.Isabel:
As I said, 2023 was one heck of a year.Isabel:
I can't believe how fast it went by, and I thought, I've been really busy, but slowIsabel:
down, take a pause for a minute, Isabel, and think about what have you done?Isabel:
And, interestingly, Where Have You Been?Isabel:
Starting right from the beginning of the year, I came back at the end ofIsabel:
22 from Dubai in time to celebrate Christmas with my Canadian family, andIsabel:
then immediately went off to Arizona and Florida and Mexico, and Ottawa,Isabel:
and Montreal, and Dubai, and Bali, and Jakarta, and Abu Dhabi, before coming backIsabel:
to Canada and then leaving on a road trip.Isabel:
I tallied it up.Isabel:
12 long distance flights with more than 36, 000 air miles.Isabel:
And my trusty SUV, who I fondly call Marcel, and I have driven our epic roadIsabel:
trips to many destinations, totaling more than 5, 000 miles, including myIsabel:
most recent road trip diagonally across North America from Ontario to Arizona.Isabel:
Do I count myself lucky?Isabel:
Yes, absolutely I do!Isabel:
I count myself very lucky that in all of that time there were no negativeIsabel:
incidents, my health was strong.Isabel:
I had the opportunity to have new experiences, create new memories, toIsabel:
continue to work with my clients around the world and to continue to vision biggerIsabel:
and greater things that I want to do in the coming year, 2024 and well beyond.Isabel:
Most exciting for me is to be part of the visioning and the growth of my clientsIsabel:
while I'm continuing to grow myself.Isabel:
I shared recently on an episode about an important process for me everyIsabel:
year, and that is choosing my word for the year, and I shared with you myIsabel:
methodology about choosing your word.Isabel:
So if you haven't done that already just go back a few episodes and you'll see it.Isabel:
But I've settled on my word for 2024 and it's very appropriate.Isabel:
In fact, it chose me.Isabel:
I didn't choose it exactly or consciously, but the word is RISE.Isabel:
And that excites me so much to think about how I'm continuing to lift myself.Isabel:
How I'm continuing to know the value and appreciate reaching up to othersIsabel:
who will lift me, and that I continue to look up for opportunities toIsabel:
grow and become the best version of myself and to help other people buildIsabel:
their own success ladders as well.Isabel:
Growth is an extremely important value to me.Isabel:
And as I rise, I'm seeing the advantages from a new perspective,Isabel:
now that I've reached the age 69.Isabel:
I celebrated my 69th birthday in Bali, as some of you already know, and IIsabel:
already have an exciting plan - it will truly be a dream come true - andIsabel:
I will make sure that it does, to celebrate my 70th birthday in France.Isabel:
Our new season six, will begin in a couple of weeks.Isabel:
I'm taking a little bit of time out to prepare that all for you and toIsabel:
also continue to celebrate what we have accomplished already together.Isabel:
I'm extremely pleased and honored to continue to bring you, and womenIsabel:
entrepreneurs everywhere in the world, all business owners ,more content aboutIsabel:
what I've learned along my journey of 50 years of being in business orIsabel:
running other people's businesses and coaching business owners to growIsabel:
and up level and rise themselves.Isabel:
I'm going to share the best practices, the mistakes, and the what's next.Isabel:
I'll share more of my favorite books, as I've started to do recently, andIsabel:
help to summarize those so that you can get the juice out of them beforeIsabel:
you decide if you want to dive in and take the whole book off the shelf.Isabel:
I'm also going to share my experiences about creating an evergreen businessIsabel:
so that I can continue to travel around the world and do some of my favoriteIsabel:
things and be with my favorite people.Isabel:
And also about how I build out as a small business now, not quite a solopreneur,Isabel:
but not far removed from it, how I'm building out a team with virtualIsabel:
assistants and technologies and amazing partners that support me to grow in theIsabel:
areas that they are better at than I am.Isabel:
There's a lot going to be packed into season six, all of it intended to help youIsabel:
rise, you celebrate, and as we recently discussed, implement your strategicIsabel:
plan, achieve your milestones, and have that celebration at the end of checkingIsabel:
off all of those goals that you choose.Isabel:
So for now, I hope that you continue to grow and up level yourself, andIsabel:
that as a CEO catalyst, I know how very important, how vital your contributionIsabel:
is to the people in your immediate orbit in the communities around youIsabel:
and the ripple effect that you have far beyond your own neighborhood.Isabel:
Please continue living vibrantly and absolutely pushing the limitsIsabel:
up for what you can have in your life and the impact that you haveIsabel:
as you design, and Live Your Legacy.Isabel:
I'm so grateful to all of you who are on this journey with me.Isabel:
We are the Encore Explorers.Isabel:
Talk to you in the new year.Isabel: