Ever found yourself wanting to throw in the towel? Or wondering...who actually succeeds at this entrepreneur thing?! Well...you've come to the right place!
In 2016, I made the bold decision to walk away from the corporate space to build my dream business. Little did I know that I'd be building it alongside two amazing but medically complicated children, debt up to my eyeballs and two life changing diagnoses of my own.
Fast forward to today - I now have two flourishing businesses, a healthy family and am loving my life! If I can do it....so can you!
In this podcast, I'll share all my lessons learned along the way, as well as interview other entrepreneurs who have succeeded despite adversity. We’ll help you cultivate the right business knowledge and soft skills to succeed on your entrepreneurial journey.
This show is for the entrepreneur who has an incredible vision to bring to the world and is determined to see it through no matter what life throws at them! Are you up to the challenge?!
EP 150 | Michelle A. Mercier | Top Five Lessons Learned
I'm wrapping up a remarkable three year journey with this podcast by sharing my top five lessons learned. I've had the privilege of speaking to so many incredible people throughout my time hosting this show and couldn't have asked for a better ride!
A huge thank you to all my supporters. This podcast has impacted me in ways you can't even imagine. Don't worry...this isn't goodbye...just a big SEE YOU SOON!!
EP 149 | Susie deVille - Infusing Creativity Back Into Entrepreneurship
Have you ever felt uninspired by life? That feeling might be directly connected to your ability to regain your agency by embracing creativity & innovation.
Today, Susie deVille speaks to us about doing things that we love and connecting with our true self on a fulcrum of creativity is the key to success. It may sound like magical thinking, but she has worked with entrepreneurs for years and has the data to back it up!
We discuss topics such as how:
• Reconnect with your agency & self-trust
• A breakdown can lead to a massive breakthrough
• Being more productive might not be the solution to all your problems
• The 5 M’s of jumpstarting creativity and reconnecting with yourself
• To walk through life in offensive mode NOT defensive
• Inspired learning is a must have for being successful
• Leaning into your creativity and artistry can inspire your life and move your forward
EP 148 | David Perry - Laying the Tracks for Industry Disruption
We’re speaking to David Perry, CEO of Carro, about his journey through entrepreneurship. He starts by speaking about the current level of adversity he’s facing as he’s moved from the video gaming industry over to ecommerce. From a pandemic to shipping issues to a war to a crypto market crash to a technical recession….this is not a market for the weary!! For him, this has been one of the most turbulent periods of time to build a company. It’s put him up against challenges that he never envisioned but he is optimistic that his platform will endure and help people!!
EP 147 | Establishing “Work Works” for YOU in the New Year
This is one of my all-time favorite episodes!! Do. Not. Miss. It!
The New Year is almost upon us…and so is the “new year, new you” marketing. We’re taking a fresh look at this concept, as well as goal setting with today’s guest, Tara McMullin.
Tara has recently published an incredible new book entitled: “What Works: A Comprehensive Framework to Change the Way We Approach Goal Setting.”
We discuss topics such as the:
• Challenge that occurs when you base your identity on your accomplishments
• Dichotomy of personal types when it comes to goal setting
• Question of “What does growth without striving look like?”
• Difference between “achievement orientation” vs. “practice orientation.”
• Approach you can take going into the new year that will work for YOU
• Mental Health Stigmas that stop us from appreciating people’s uniqueness
EP 146 | Monica Adwani - Rebuilding Yourself After a Toxic Professional Experience
What happens when you are 150% dedicated to a company but you’re treated like a stranger? How is your mental health impacted by this level of toxicity and the decision to walk away?
Monica Adwani speaks to us today about how she left what she thought would be her forever job after realizing her level of dedication was underappreciated and she meant nothing to her employer. We chat about how Monica walked away without a plan and had to rebuild herself from the ground up. Now, she’s an incredible entrepreneur who spends her time giving back to the community in addition to being a partner in multiple companies!
EP 145 | Ivan Palomino - Laying the Tracks for Industry Disruption
What is one of the top things that entrepreneurs don’t like to admit? BURNOUT!! Why don’t people speak more openly about this topic and the major impacts it has on their lives?
Ivan Palomino speaks to us about how he set the stage for burning out early in his career in the corporate space. He thought he’d overcome it until it reared its ugly head again while he was raising funds as an entrepreneur. Now, he looks at burn out in a similar manner as alcoholism…always there with a possibility for relapse.
Inspiration When You Need It Most!
Michelle Mercier understands the roller coaster ride of life and entrepreneurship. She has taken every challenge thrown her and has not only bounced back, but she uses adversity as fodder for bold action. She is a powerhouse of an interviewer and brings forth transformational insights from her guests. If you are seeking actionable inspiration along your entrepreneurial journey, The Resilient Entrepreneur is for you!
A helpful and inspiring podcast
A helpful and inspiring podcast with practical tips and interesting stories from successful entrepreneurs! A must listen for entrepreneurs, startups, and small business owners.
Michelle is a terrific host and I really enjoyed our conversation. Dr. L. Carol Scott