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Leveraging Mindset Plus Sales Skill Set with Yinka Ewuola
Episode 4510th November 2021 • Transformed Sales • Wesleyne
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In this episode of the Science of Selling STEM, I’ll be talking to Yinka Ewuola, the Founder of Calla Success Systems and the creator of the FAB and FEARless BoostCamp. Yinka is also an international women's business coach, consultant, speaker, business and asset strategist, systems savant, a former investment banker, and founding member of UK Black Tech. She focuses on systems and leverage to ensure that the habits, environments, and processes in women’s lives and businesses support their deepest hopes, wildest dreams, and enable them to define success on their own terms.

Passionate about the holistic approach to improvement and success, she enjoys working with women looking to build businesses that play to their strengths, nourishes their souls, and also works around their busy and fulfilling lives, those not willing to settle for less. Yinka has a proven track record of developing bespoke solutions for women in leadership and has supported many through their journeys in business, education, and the charitable sectors. Join us as Yinka teaches us how combining our skills in sales with a strong mindset can help us thrive in our sales careers, and so much more.

On Today’s Episode of the Science of Selling STEM:

  • How she discovered the challenges that women in business face and became passionate about changing the narrative (02:21)
  • Going into investment banking to learn about money (04:49)
  • Why money is a great way for salespeople to keep score (07:21)
  • Choosing to leave the corporate world to jump into business (09:42)
  • The importance of every business owner having the need to sell (11:28)
  • Getting over her introverted nature so she could go out and start selling (12:31)
  • Helping women overcome self-limiting beliefs so they can be confident enough to sell themselves and their products (18:41)
  • Fearing less when you’re starting out in sales (23:04)
  • Undercharging: One of the chronic problems that face women in business (25:00)

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Yinka Ewuola:

As a sales manager, you are judged by the

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performance of your team, and you're praised when they do

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well. But one thing that you've not been able to figure out is

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how to get everyone on your team consistently hitting quota every

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single month. On the Snack size sales podcast, we discuss the

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science of selling stem sales leadership in the science,

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technology, engineering and manufacturing fields is

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difficult. You will learn from sales managers just like you

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that will give you actionable insights and tips on how to

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develop as a leader and achieve your revenue targets every

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single month. So pop your headphones in and get ready to

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listen to my guest today. They will give you information and

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inspiration to ensure that you have actionable insights that

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you can put into place today. Hello, and welcome to another

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episode of the science of selling Sam. Today I have an

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amazing person all the way from the UK. Yinka a Wallah. Did I

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say right,

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it's all good. It was happy. Thanks for plein

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air. I'm sorry, people always missed my name up so I try to

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get names right. Are you doing I

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am awesome. I'm so glad to be here. Thank you so much for

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having me.

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I'm excited to chat with you. So let me tell you guys a little

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bit about Inga. She's a coach, consultant, strategist, trainer

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and speaker working with inspired and ambitious women

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wanting to have they're all on their own terms. She's the

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founder of calla success systems, and creator of the fab

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and fearless imprint of bootcamps programs and the

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collective supporting women to grow and scale their business.

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She focuses on systems and leveraging and to ensure that

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the habits, environments and processes in women's lives and

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businesses support their deepest hopes, wildest dreams, and

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enable them to define success on their own terms, and build

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exciting inspiring journeys to get there. So did you just like

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pop out of the womb and become this amazingly inspiring person?

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How did you start your career? And how did you get to where you

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are today?

Yinka Ewuola:

Well, thank you so much. As I said, the answer to your first

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question that is maybe only because I absolutely believe

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that everyone is obviously I think everyone's born special. I

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think everyone has their superpowers. And I'm really

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grateful to be in the space where I'm getting to use mine

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but it's been a journey. I mean, I am hella introverted is the

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first thing I would say I'm such an introvert. I'm also a

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recovering shy person. So when I was in my teens, I was super,

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ultra shy, very nerdy kid love my books, love. You know, I love

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books more than I love people. So my career journey started in

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banking, I was an investment banking, working for one of the

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biggest investment banks in the world. And then my journey into

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what I do now, kind of really kicked off when my mum was

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diagnosed with cancer, and she was running her own business.

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But I kept seeing her leaving her treatment to go and serve

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his client needs. And so I was like, Whoa, this is literally

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the definition of someone feeling like they need to choose

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between their money in their life. And I'm like, that doesn't

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make it. I can't live with that. So the best thing I can do so I

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stepped out of my banking career to help my mom won her business

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to help her focus on getting back to health. We're really

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glad to say that she has, she's amazing, she kicked cancers, but

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she went climbing up Mount Kilimanjaro to celebrate 10

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years free of cancer. That's the kind of awesome woman she is.

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But what I was kept seeing was similar challenges from with

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female led businesses, which was, you know, this idea that,

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you know, when the world needs support, they run to the women

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in their lives, but when women need support, the support that

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they need isn't always there, if they can find it. It's often

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designed by men for men, and it doesn't fit into the realities

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of, of our lives as women but it's also underpinned by some

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pretty challenging ideas around things like money mindset, you

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know what it means to sell things and so women are all

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riddled up, you know, with that, and the patriarchy and it's all

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fun. So yeah, it's been a really powerful journey. Definitely

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lots of blood, lots of sweat, lots of tears, but it's brought

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me to where I am today.

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So I want to rewind a bit I want to ask you about your life as an

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investment banker. So when you think about what you did when

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you first started out your career, what in that first stint

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into Hey, this is what I want to do for the rest of my life has

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helped set you up for success today.

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I knew going into banking I didn't want to do it for the

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rest of my life. The reason why I went into banking was because

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I wanted to understand money. You know, I'm I'm Nigerian,

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although the accent would know Not necessarily tell you that.

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But my parents both were born in Nigeria, I was born in the UK.

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So I'm a child of an immigrant. And you know, my parents both

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came to the UK to study, they worked their butts off, they

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experienced ridiculous racism. And, you know, we experienced

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incredible love, but also, you know, some severe lack in like

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financial lack. So I wanted to understand money, I wanted to

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understand how it worked, I wanted to understand what it was

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about it and how to handle it so that I would never be poor

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myself. So I went into banking with a really clear picture in

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my mind of what I was there for, I mean, that they accelerated my

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journey out of banking. That's another story. The things that I

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loved, though, that I got from my banking career was this, you

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know, understanding of how money works, this understanding of the

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fact that it is an incredible tool for you to use however you

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want, money does not change people, it doesn't ruin people,

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it doesn't taint things, it literally amplifies the

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expression and the values of the holder. And so that is one of

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the biggest lessons I learned because it really set me up to

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recognize that it isn't the money I want, it's the meaning

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that I give to my money that drives me. And that is

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absolutely one of the most powerful influences for what I

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do now. Because I want to make a difference. You know, I'm a

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black woman living in a non black non female world. And so

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the more money I gather, under my influence, the more I get to

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make the changes to the people that look like me, and the

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people who have no voice, and the people who can't necessarily

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stand up for themselves. And that's the kind of world I want

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to live in. And I know that that takes money.

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Hmm. So you really think about money in a completely different

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aspect that many salespeople do, right? And the fact that you got

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that really strong foundation and understanding how money

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works, how having a lot of money can help you and how just that

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quick that money can be gone. And you can be way back down and

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zero. So when you think about money from that aspect, and

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sales help us put those things together. So thinking about

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money from a financial standpoint, but as a

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salesperson, how can we use those thoughts that you just

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brought us to help bridge that gap?

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I think it's really important to remember, like, obviously, as a

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salesperson, money is one of the great ways you keep score. So

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obviously, the more money you have, you know, on a daily,

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weekly, monthly basis, you know, that obviously demonstrates your

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ability to sell. But as a salesperson, we have this

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incredible role, you know, if we are selling something that we

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truly believe in, and that truly adds value to the people that we

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are serving, then we are you know, we're literally changing

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the world. Because we're ultimately enabling someone by

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allowing them to pay for the solution that we're offering,

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we're allowing them to participate in their own rescue,

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we're allowing them to create a sense of agency, I know, you

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know, someone who runs a business, I know 101 times I've

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given someone something for free, and I've sold exactly the

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same thing to someone else. And the person who bought it, you

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know, there's that line in their account, they know they paid

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some money for it, and they, the use of it, their appreciation of

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it, and their value of it is different. So I think being able

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to give your money meaning, you know, really does help in terms

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of you know, your own aspirations. But I you know,

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salespeople get the worst rap around, you know, other people's

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negative sales experiences. But I believe in the opportunity to

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create win wins, you know, through sales. And so for me, I

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think that gives money and even more empowering meaning because

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you are creating a win for the person who is buying, you're

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creating a win for you in your organization. Everyone's

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winning, who doesn't love that?

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I love that. I often say that, you know, when you're selling,

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you're serving so many people, they have this negative

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connotation for sales, or it's hard for them to even ask for

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money or to even say, Hey, Mr. prospect, this is how much it's

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gonna cost. But one thing that I love that you said, you said,

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you're they're allowing you, right, they have to give you

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permission, you don't just jump in and do it. They're allowing

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you to help them solve a problem. So you entered

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entrepreneurship differently than so many people do. Because

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your mom had an established business and you understood

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finance, which is the thing that so many small business owners

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don't get. And it's why so many small businesses fail. So tell

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me about how was it saying, Okay, I'm leaving the corporate

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realm. And now I'm going to jump into business and help my mom,

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how was that?

Yinka Ewuola:

Okay, so first of all, I would say a slightly different thing.

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So the reason I've seen that businesses fail is because

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business owners don't really understand what it takes to make

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a business successful. And what I would say that is his habits.

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And one of those habits is to understand your finances, but

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it's not the only like business owners, they fall in love with

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their products rather than falling in love with the problem

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they're supposed to be solving. And so you know, you stop

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listening to your market, you stop, you know, tapping into the

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needs, your marketing messages are also what makes businesses

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like finance absolutely helped. But what I would say is someone

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who had a really strong finance background to go into a small

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business, in an industry I wasn't familiar in and knowing

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nothing else about business, it was a true baptism of fire,

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because I was dealing with all sorts of things I'd never really

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touched before. But what I would say is that it really helped me

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to understand the importance of the numbers part, because like

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you said, so many I, the learning curve for me on the

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other parts was so steep, but it appeared less steep because I

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knew my numbers. And because that is the place where so many

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business owners stumble. So I think that it was really, as I

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said, it was a real baptism of fire. But the other thing as

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well is, and this is where I qualify what I said in the first

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place, if you are selling something you truly believe in,

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then sales absolutely is service. And I never, you know,

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at that time, I was still, you know, relatively shy and

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relatively reserved, but I had to really put my thoughts and me

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and my ego aside, to really think about who I was trying to

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serve and who I was trying to help. And so that was really one

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of the powerful shifts in my mind, you know, I don't

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understand how and you know, obviously, I run my own

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business. Now, I still co support my mom on that business,

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but I don't understand how people want to go into business.

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And yet they don't want to sell or they want to sell without

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selling, which it just creates mental dissonance, you know,

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cognitive dissonance, you're not going to be able to do that

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effectively. If you want to go into business, you need to want

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to sell, you need to love selling, you need to love

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serving your market, you need to love the solution that you can

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offer to people and the transformation you can give or

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change your business or change your product. Hmm.

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So a lot of the listeners are in these heavily technical areas,

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they're in the STEM areas, and so innately, they may be

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engineers, or scientists or maybe even bankers, you know,

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and being shy being an introvert is a thing, right? It is a thing

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and people are like, Wesleyne You're not a chemist, like, you

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know, I like a chemist, because you're too You talk too much.

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How did you get over because you mentioned it a couple times,

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you're introverted Ness, your shine is how did you get over

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that says really put yourself out there and start selling.

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You know, what it was lean is something I spend a lot of time

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thinking about. I've actually like next year, I've got

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products coming up targeting and focusing on introversion,

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because people really see it like it's a problem, or it's

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like a burden. And actually, it's a real superpower. It's a

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real superpower. Like introverts make such incredible

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salespeople, because of some certain aspects that come

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naturally to us were often a lot more, you know, detail oriented,

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we are people who listen, you know, there's active listening,

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and then there's introvert, active listening. And the fact

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is, if sales is really service, then you are listening far more

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than you're talking. And people will tell you what they need.

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And if you're willing to listen, and you're willing to connect

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the dots, which have another introversion superpower, and

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certainly in my version of it, then actually you're not selling

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to people, they're selling themselves. And so there are so

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many, you know, I've never been extroverted. So it would be hard

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for me to say I love being introverted, as though I have a

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comparison, I really don't. But I've learned sales from so many

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extroverts. And I've learnt the tactics, and I've learned the

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frameworks. And what I've seen is that the things that are

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essential to excellent sales that makes an experience that

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both parties love, are things that introverts have in buckets,

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that listening ear, that attention to detail. And so for

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me, introversion isn't a problem, it's not a burden, it's

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about you managing your energy. Yeah, I can't stack sales calls

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back to back to back, I do need that time in between to like,

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not talk to anyone, and we capture my energy and

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interacting with people absolutely does drain me after a

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while. But actually, from a sales perspective. You know,

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there's nothing about introversion that stands in your

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way unless you want it to and this is the other thing that

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I've really learned, certainly for me is I used to use

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introversion as a bit like a shield. I would be like, Oh my

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gosh, I can't possibly do that. I'm an introvert. But actually

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what I was was afraid of money. And I was afraid of rejection,

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and I was focused on the wrong person. I was focused on what I

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look like, rather than how I could serve how what I was

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offering could serve the people that I was sharing it with. So I

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have in lots of different places around whenever you know, it's

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not about me, this is not about me. It's about them. It's about

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value. It's about transformation. And you know, I

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remind myself that I have a duty if I genuinely care claim, but I

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care about what I care about. And I care about the difference

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that what I have to offer makes in the world, then I have a duty

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to present it, and I have a duty to listen, and I have a duty to

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match it. And if it's not a good match, I wouldn't let you have

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it even if you had the money. But if it is a good match, then

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I absolutely need to make sure I do everything possible to enable

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you to take hold.

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Wow, that's powerful for any self proclaimed introvert that

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is on the edge. And they're like, I don't know, I can't get

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into sales. Can I do this? Or maybe they're like, I'm in sales

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now. But how can I go into sales leadership, because I have to

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talk to the team, all of the things you said are so powerful.

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And as you were talking, I was thinking about what my very

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brilliant son has told me many times that being an introvert,

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it doesn't necessarily mean that you don't like being around

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people or you don't like talking to people. It's how you get

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recharged. And you said, hey, yeah, that means that I can't do

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the back to back meetings, because it's like, I need time

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alone to recharge before I can talk to other people. And then

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even thinking about listening because it's like the number one

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thing that I teach any salesperson, you must listen

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more than Utah. And it's actually harder for extroverts

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to just sit there and listen. Right? It's like they just want

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to hop in and pop in. And they can't just listen and reframe

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they want to tell you, but this is where and again, I think as

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introverts, we have that advantage. Because our job is

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not to sell our job is to facilitate them selling

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themselves. And so there's no amount of features or benefits

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or a you know, little sales tip. That's not how it works. But the

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thing I love about sales now is that you know, everyone is

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obsessed with oh, is it b2b? Is it b2c? It's human to human. And

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that's like people person to person that stories to stories

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connection to connection. And so it really is take the energy

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labels out of it, which is what intro and extraversion is really

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about. And then ask yourself, How much do you believe in your

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product? What does that money mean? And what does it mean to

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you? But also, what does it mean, you know, to your family,

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to your legacy to your future to what you're building. And once

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you give it a different meaning once you give it a meaning that

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is beyond that, I think I can't remember the the person who said

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it, but they said that once you have a big enough why you can

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endure anyhow. And so give yourself a big enough Why all of

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a sudden, the house won't matter, you you know, you'll be

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talking to everybody. But the other thing is to remember that

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rejection of the product or rejection of the idea, you know,

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nine out of 10 times as someone who owns a business, when

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someone says no, they're not actually saying no to me or my

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product, they're reminding me that they still have doubts in

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themselves. And so that's my role as a salesperson to support

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them to see the version of themselves that could take

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advantage of what I have to offer and really make a

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difference. And again that you know, as a salesperson, that's a

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real privilege, and a real opportunity to you know, for

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them to borrow my belief not only in my product and what I'm

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offering but in themselves. It's like I said sales is sales is

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game changing, like salespeople rule the world.

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Yeah. People either mess. So in what you do every day, when

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you're working with women, it seems like you are helping them

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overcome, I like to call them self limiting beliefs, right? So

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walk us through some of the areas that you help women

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overcome in order to really become confident and sell

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themselves or their products or whatever they want to do.

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Yeah, I have a model that I created. And I focus on what I

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call like the seven sets to holistic success. So the very

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first of those sets is your mindset. And as you said, those

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limiting beliefs are plentiful, you know, we whether it's the

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patriarchy or supremacy, or even just, you know, familial or

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cultural ideas, we have a situation where everyone's got a

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message to try and keep women in place. And when I say in place,

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it's the place that they want you to sit in, it's the place

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that they that it is of benefit to them that you are there as

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opposed to benefits to you. So that's beliefs around money.

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That's beliefs around what femininity is, that's beliefs

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around what sales means. That's beliefs around you know, the

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idea of even being able to run or build a business, it's

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beliefs about what confidence is and how you get it. It's beliefs

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around fear. You know, we teach our sons that when you're afraid

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you use your courage when we often teach our daughters or

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when you're afraid, you know, call for help or cower or

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retreat. You know, they did a study about watching children

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play and boys and girls climbing up trees, and how, you know,

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they were like encouraging their sons to go higher and they were

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telling their daughters to come down. And so they're, you know,

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these messages start from a very, very early age. So

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definitely, you know, I focus on the mindset. But then I also

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focus on the on what I like to call the heart set and soul set.

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So this idea that, you know, women are allowed to own their

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desires, and women are adults with full agency, it seems so

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mind boggling to the world, like everyone wants to legislate on

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women's emotions, women's bodies work, like everybody wants to

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tell him what to do. And actually, it's women are often,

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you know, the women that I've worked with, in experience, also

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very able to see it and give away their power very quickly.

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So it's about teaching them to actually you're allowed to what

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you want, you're allowed to want running a business to be easy,

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you're allowed to want it, if that helps you, that's another

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story. But you're allowed to do what you want to let now create

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what you want, that's believe it's possible, and let's put

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systems and leverage and assets in place so that we're not just

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focused on you, you know, hustling, and working till you

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die and sleep when you're dead, and all of that kind of stuff.

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And actually thinking about how we can turn your hard work

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smart, and you know, through assets and leverage and those

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kinds of things. And so it's really, you know, we talk about

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skill set as well, because there are so many mindset people out

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there who will tell you that mindset is everything. And

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actually, mindset is important. But we are not giant brains on

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legs. And so there are other things that are also important,

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and you can't out mindset, a lack of skill set, if you don't

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know how to do something. Yes, having a growth mindset will

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support the acquisition of skill, but you still need to go

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out there and acquire. And so it's I combine the six sets to

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kind of come and put together the seventh set, which is the

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action set, what are you going to do? What is going to be

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different? I like to use the saying that nothing is useful

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until it's used. So how are you going to use, you know, the

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smashing of these limiting beliefs? How what does that now

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translate into in terms of a different way of showing up and

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acting and being and that's where, again, I was talking

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about earlier, we then really focusing on those habits,

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because we are what we do habitually, as opposed to what

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we do occasionally, like literally no one ever lost

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weight going on a, you know, a five day something, it's a

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lifestyle thing. So we are what we do habitually. So that's

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where you need to focus.

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Hmm, that's so powerful. And you really touched on so many

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different things. I like that, what do you say? No mindset

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without skill set? Yeah,

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you can't out mindset, a lack of skill set.

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There we go. You can't out mindset, a lack of skill set,

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that's just like kind of like mic drop down. Get over. Because

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it's so true. Like, it's like, okay, you have to have a growth

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mindset, you have to have positive mindset, you have to

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think all of these good things. But if you won't pick up the

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phone and start cold calling, if you won't read a book on sales,

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if you won't read a book on how to be a better leader, none of

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these things are really going to help you get to the next level,

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right? Absolutely. And so I love that, that's gonna definitely be

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one of the quotes that we pull. Well, cuz I love that that is so

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good. The other

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thing I'd add, just quickly on that point you talked about, if

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you're not going to read a book on sales, if you're not going to

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pick up the phone, I think the other thing as well is really

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important to remember is the first time you pick up the

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phone, you are going to be afraid, and that's okay. You're

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like don't waste time. The whole reason why I've been working in

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my fab and feel less imprint is because it's not about

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fearlessness. People who are fearless, in my opinion, are

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dangerous and probably don't have a realistic view of the

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world. There are scary things in this world, whereas so what I'm

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focused on is not fearlessness. But to support people to feel

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less to not allow fear to control them, you're going to

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pick up the phone the first time, and you're going to be

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afraid you're going to be afraid the second time, you're going to

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be afraid that if you can get to the 10th 20 or 50 of time,

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that's when you're going to be confident. The problem is that

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people are waiting for confidence before they pick up

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the phone the first time and confidence is not the catalyst

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is not the starter confidence is the road. And so you have to

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start walking.

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And that's good. That made me think of something that I say

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often it's okay to fail. It's just not okay to fail the same

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way twice. So, hey, if you did this 10 times, and it didn't

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work, maybe she tweaked it a little bit, figure out what

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didn't work, just keep doing it. And I love sales as a muscle,

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right? And so it's like you have all of these different elements.

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I think you mentioned seven different elements. And it's

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just like that sales muscle. It's like, if I tweak this, if I

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work this, if I do this, if I do that, then it's going to get

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better. And really all of that is what goes into what you said

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to fear less. Absolutely love your play on such a wordsmith I

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love. So tell us give us an example of a sale that you were

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really happy in closing a person that you mentored or work with

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somebody in your team. Give us an example of something that

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you're really excited about

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one The thing that I see chronically when I'm supporting

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women in business is under charging it literally like it

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hurts myself to see these incredible accomplished women

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just charging peanuts, because they haven't had the education

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or the knowledge to be able to really understand how to price

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themselves effectively. But and a lot of people, you know, it's

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not a problem that I've observed on my own. But the challenge is,

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it's in so many environments, women have just told, increase

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your prices, you know, put up your prices. And yet, that isn't

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a reasonable solution that doesn't solve why they thought

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that was the right place in the first place. And the fact is,

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you need to be able to say your prices without quivering anyway.

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And so telling you to put up your prices, yes, it's a higher

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price. But if you can't sell it, if you don't have that faith, it

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is a real challenge. So I love and I'm always you know, I

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talked about this, you know, I was coaching a lady who, again,

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had a price that just made me so upset. And so we had a session

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together, she was getting ready to go and present to the client,

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and I added a zero to her price. And she was having heart

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palpitations. And you know, we went back and forth. And I just

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said, you know, this is the price. This is the

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transformation. This is the reason say the price and say

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nothing else. And she finished a meeting and she rang me and she

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was in floods of tears. And I was like, Oh, my gosh, I've

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torpedo this woman life, like she was hyperventilating. She

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and I was like, what's wrong? And she was like, No, I said,

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the price. They said, Great. And she was like, I don't know how

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to thank you, you know, the way that you structured it, you

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know, I totally believe in it. Now, they were so happy. And you

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know, in working with her and kind of moving forward in that

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she was like, they were her best client, they were the best

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behaved, they were the most grateful for what she had to

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offer, they were compliant, you know, they were raving fans, or

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they brought other clients to her, you know, the value of that

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client was 10 times more than, you know, she was worried about,

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you know, making, you know, the payments for her, you know,

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making payroll and her business. And, you know, just like that

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the solution was there. And I was like, she was like everyone

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said, to put up my prices, but I'd have no idea how. And I'm

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like, You've totally take that woman is now flying in her

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business. And you know, she's gone on, she's changed. Now

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she's doing other things, but to enable her to see the value that

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she offered in order to pass it on to someone else. Honestly,

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even now, I'm like, so excited to think of it again, and just

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how, you know, she was gonna go and offer that 10 times to

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clients to get what she would have gotten out of that one time

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of just adding the zero framing it differently, recognizing her

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value, and really going in for that deep transformation. So

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yeah, that's a real Yeah, it gives me chills even talking

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about it now.

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And you know, it's the thing about a career in sales, running

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your own business, whether you're within a corporation or

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doing it on your own, it changes the trajectory of your life.

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100%, right. Because, as you said, and as you know, it's

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like, pay, if you are doing something, you're helping

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somebody solve a problem. And you're helping your own

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situation, your own economy, because the more you sell, the

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more you make, the more you're helping people, the more you're

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doing these things, and it builds your confidence, right?

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So the more times people say yes, it's like, okay, I can do

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this again. And I can do this again. That's a wonderful,

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wonderful story. Ah, this has been so rich and so wonderful.

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How can people get in contact with you, if they want to chat

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more

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best place on socials to find me is LinkedIn, I am on LinkedIn

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daily. I post daily and I'm in there quite a lot. They can also

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hit me up on my email. That's Hello at Keller success.com. Or

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they can slide into my DMs on Instagram. I'm also there, and I

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have I think Twitter or Facebook, but yeah, LinkedIn or

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email are the best places to get ahold of

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me. Hi, Sam. And if they want to get some daily inspiration or

Yinka Ewuola:

more Yinka in the flesh, how can they do that?

Yinka Ewuola:

Okay, so I, for the ladies, I write a daily email for

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inspiration information. It's the longest piece of continuous

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content I have in my business, like six years now. It's like

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2200 days in a row or something. But yeah, the first thing I did,

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and I offer it for free and it will always be free and no, it's

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not every day come on by myself come and buy my stuff. Not at

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all. It's stories. It's, you know, things that make you laugh

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things or make you cry things that make you think, but yeah,

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I've had, you know, some real exciting opportunities from it.

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And like I said, it's just it's something that I offer to serve

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and support women on their journeys through this crazy

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thing called life. So yeah, if anyone wants access to that

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again, hello apcalis access dot com you can mail it to the list.

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Perfect. I will be emailing you add me to your list, because who

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doesn't need daily inspiration? Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Well

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thank you so much for sharing your time, your expertise, your

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talent, and so much more with the audience. Inka

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thank you so much for having me Wesleyan. I

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appreciate it. And guys, that was another episode of the

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