Are you a "Wantrapreneur"?

Do you agree with this statement?

“Not everyone is meant to me an entrepreneur.” - Gary Vaynerchuk, entrepreneur, author, speaker and internet personality.

Or this one?:

“You are who you say you are.” - Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act 1

In this video I talk about, Entrepreneurship vs. “Wantrapreneurship,” and what that means to me. 

I also explore:

  • How entrepreneurship is a calling 
  • The Freedom of choice
  • The things to ask yourself if you are unsure if entrepreneurship is for you
  • How money plays a role
  • Why quitting your job to become an entrepreneur is not a solid business plan 
  • How to play by your own rules

WHAT IF I LET FEAR STOP ME? EVENT RECAP

“This time last year I was laid up and laid out, and now I am prepping to host a workshop with 40 women centred around my new workbook and new business. My world can shift in such a short period of time . . . I am nervous and excited. I know I can put on a rockstar event, I’ve done this before . . . but this is different, I’m different. I use to worry about whether people would get the value of the evening, now I worry about having enough energy to make it to the end without fainting. Or being overly exhausted, or dealing with these hourly HOT Flashes! They make me so self conscious and are F** horrible! AGHHHHH! I have packed ice water, some fans and I am wearing a light weight dress. I mean other then showing up naked on a slab of ice, it will just have to do!”

This is the journal entry I wrote hours before hosting the Small Business Self- Care panel/workshop a couple of weeks ago, in collaboration with Make Lemonade and She Does The City. I am happy to report I didn’t faint LOL! and everyone told me how inspired and empowered they felt from participating in the event. I DID IT, and I couldn’t be happier! Cancer didn’t stop me, it only made me stronger. 

Check it out!

What’s the one thing you have been too scared or nervous to do? What are you telling yourself is too hard, or coming up with reasons why you can’t have something? I’m telling you, YOU CAN! What if I had let my fears stop me? It would have been a disservice to myself and every person who came to the event.

 

Thank-you to Make Lemonade for helping organize and providing your amazing space and She Does the City for always supporting me throughout my journey, introducing me to your community and profiling me on their platform.

SPECIAL THANKS TO my beautiful panelists who volunteered their time and wisdom, I am forever grateful:

Bianca Harris IG: @iamBiancaHarris - @WIPPToronto

Aya Mcmillan IG: @ayamcmillan

Davida Gragor IG: @davidagragor

Nicole O. Salmon IG: @nicoleosalmon

Desiree Eatmon, for always being my right hand and being my photographer for the night. Dani Lyn Ayee, for the great video content IG: @danilynayee,To our food sponsor, Delica Kitchen, IG: @delicakitchen, To Nichole Williams IG: @orooro for the beautiful gifts for the speakers AND to all my friends and followers who came out (rain and all), I love you! 💕 

 

TELL FEAR TO KISS YOUR A**

“Once you endured, you know how much, you can endure.”- My hubby

Wiser words have never been spoken. That’s why I love my hubby so much, he always knows just what to say LOL!

Fear, is what's running the show, most of the time. Trying to eliminate it is not the goal, the goal is to tell it to take a backseat while you go live your #JDL anyway! We cannot let FEAR, that tell us who we are.

In this video I talk about how fear tries to take me, you and all of us out of this game, and what to do when it does.

People buy WHY, you do what you do

As we all know entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. It is for the believers, and the hungry go-getters! However, no matter how hungry you are, if you don't have a compelling, heart thumping, gets-you-fired-up-just-thinking-about-it, reason, for why your business exists, you will eventually throw in the towel. That is why discovering your WHY, for your business is so important. Your, WHY, is what keeps you pushing forward when the going gets tough. Your WHY, aligns your mission with unrelenting action, and as a result, has you attract the true believers, a.k.a. your TRIBE.

"People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it."

- Simon Sinek, Author and motivational speaker

For Example:

"I don't want people to have to hear, 'You have cancer,' to push them to live their juicy, delicious life. I want to empower others to live that life right now." - Monique Bryan

In this video I talk about why, your WHY, is so important to every aspect in your business.

Did you know:

> Your WHY is where your brand message comes from?

> Your WHY is how you figure out your service/product offerings?

> Your WHY is how you develop your Marketing Strategy?

> Your WHY should be woven into every part of your business?

    Let’s get into it!

    WHY ARE YOU THE ONE

    When Tony Robbins, author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach was asked about what certifications he has that qualified him to coach people in their lives, he replied, “I have a PHD in efin’ results, how about that?” I mean I am paraphrasing somewhat, but you get the point.

    Experience trumps education all day, every day!

    Some of you may be wondering what qualifies me to coach entrepreneurs? Good question! I could give you a laundry list of my qualifications and talk about managing teams of product developers and buyers, being the right hand to CEO;s, the grind of launching and running two start-ups, what I learned from making 6 figures and loosing it all, selling my product internationally, running an incubator for entrepreneurs, or working with manufacturers throughout Asia.

    But really the only thing that matters is what my clients say:

     

    “"I've worked with a few business coaches and branding experts in the 20 years I've been in business. What I can say about Monique, is that she really looked deeply into who I was at my core, what my true dreams were, my fears and all the messy stuff in between. After just one 6 hour session, I have a crystal clear vision of where I'm going next, what to do and what it should look like. All the pieces have been put together."

    -Creator of TWENTY, CEO of Nicole Richards Cosmetics

    You betta’ ask about me! LOL!

    In this video I talk about how to discover what makes you the one, to start or run your business.

    We explore questions like:

    • What expertise do you have?
    • What do people say about you?
    • When a degree really matters?
    • Are you passionate enough to push this business forward?
    • How to find out what your strengths are, when you have no idea?

    Let’s get into it!

    NEVER COMPLAIN, NEVER EXPLAIN

     

    “NEVER COMPLAIN, NEVER EXPLAIN”

    This phrase was coined by Benjamin Disraeli, British politician and prime minister, and I absolutely love it! This phrase should be everyone’s mantra, but for the entrepreneur, it should have a special place in your heart.

    “Explaining demonstrates a lack of confidence in your choices/creations/principles.”

    https://www.artofmanliness.com/2016/02/09/never-co...

    In this video I explain:

    • What a Turtle and a Giraffe have in “common” (You can guess)
    • Why complaining is hurting your business, in more ways than one
    • The impact complaining and explaining on your business and life
    • What to do to, “convince” people
    • How to find solutions in every conversation
    • The key thing to do when complaining takes over

    WHAT IS YOUR GUT TELLING YOU?

    WHAT IS YOUR GUT TELLING YOU?

    One of the biggest questions I get from my clients is, "How do I know when . . ?"

      WHAT'S YOUR SUPER POWER

      WHAT'S YOUR SUPER POWER

      In this video I talk about how discovering your SUPER POWER in your business, could be the thing that sets you apart from the competition.