Show NotesBe a woman of influence with Deborah Bailey Women Entrepreneurs Radio
Deborah Bailey, AKA “Coach Deb” on her Women Entrepreneurs Radio ™ podcast, is a writer, coach, and creative entrepreneur. She offers coaching to entrepreneurs going through business and personal transitions with her Soul of an Entrepreneur coaching services. In addition, she’s a published author of several fiction and non-fiction books including, ”Think Like an Entrepreneur: Transforming Your Career and Taking Charge of Your Life.”
She’s the creator and host of the Women Entrepreneurs Radio™ podcast where she has weekly conversations with thought leaders and industry innovators. Deborah’s podcast was started in 2008 in order to promote women-owned businesses and support the women entrepreneurs community.
Her bylines have appeared in Baseline magazine, Dailyworth.com, Bankrate.com, More.com, Working World Magazine, and CNN.com. And, she’s been a guest on Good Day Street Talk on Channel 5 in NYC, ABC6 TV and WFMZ TV as an expert in career transitions and reinvention.
FWEP0007 Be a woman of influence with Deborah Bailey Women Entrepreneurs Radio
In this episode, Be a woman of influence we’re going to meet our special guest she is known as Coach Deb in her Woman Entrepreneur Radio Podcast. She is a writer and storyteller who loves to share real-life stories of her guests including their life experiences. Our special guest is Deborah Bailey.
The Power of influenceCoach Deb is well known for her passion for writing books and for her Woman entrepreneur radio podcast. Coach Deb emphasized the power of influence as a woman. She shared about her journey on how she became a woman of influence.
(4:14)“You could influence other people by just sharing your own story. And I wrote about my journey in the corporate, in how I had to change the way I thought, so I could now move out of that mindset, and really be trusting myself more, my intuition, trusting my creativity. That’s what I realized about influence. You never know how you could influence others”. Being a person of influence starts with our mindset on how we think about things but we should not just stick to what our minds are dictating, especially if it’s holding us back.
What is a woman of influence?Coach Deb said:
(5:06)“A woman of influence is someone who will help others and share what she knows, and mentor others and also be a supporter and someone who is really authentic like really knows who she is, doesn’t mind learning and making mistakes and really being a role model. Not perfect but someone who can say I’ve come to a certain place in my life and now I want to help other people as well, where I can.”She emphasized that how we live our lives can influence other people without us knowing; because the most important thing about being a woman of influence is doing your best to help others and share what you have.
A typical reason why people fail to be a person of influenceBeing influential doesn’t mean you have to be rich, famous, and powerful. But to influence is to set our lives as a good example to other people. Doing our best and taking seriously the things that we need to do. Coach Deb stated:
(8:20)“I think maybe because they don’t take seriously what they know, what they can contribute, and maybe they feel fear in a crowd, leads to a mentality of: “I can’t contribute” “I don’t know what I’m doing” “What I’m saying is not important”
You are not becoming influential because you are not stepping up, afraid that you will end up being a disappointment.
How to gain the power of influenceConfidence is the key! Being influential is not that easy. There are obstacles that we encounter along the way. But how are we going to conquer it? What are the means that we need to do?
(9:01)“I think first we have to start with confidence. Appreciate what we’ve done and what you can share. Because without confidence it’s really hard to step up into anything.”
The lack of confidence will lead you to belittle yourself or thing that you are not enough or worthy. Sometimes we are afraid to take risks because we are not that confident of what we are going to do but we must push ourselves to go out from our comfort zone. That’s very important.
The role of mindset in becoming a woman of influenceHow we act sometimes depends on what mindset or perspective we have. Sometimes we just have to change our mindset in a positive way so we can be productive. “Changing mindset, to me is important. Because sometimes people are not sure what to do and maybe you can help them to see that they have it within them but they don’t know it yet. And they just need a little guidance and support. So I look at influence as something positive and helpful.”
Key Takeaways: 1. Just by being yourself, you can already influence others.2. Confidence gives you the power to become influential.3. Go out of your comfort zone and be fearless to take risks.4. Mindset matters a lot to becoming influential.5. Influence is positive and helpful.
Key resources: Visit Deborah’s Podcast : http://dbaileycoach.com/blog/Blog: http://womenentrepreneursecrets.blogspot.comRadio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/coachdebTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/debbcFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/womenentrepreneursInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/db2233
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