On Misfits, Mentors & Dumbledore's Army (feat. Mel McSherry)
Launching a business takes gumption and a dream. Sustaining that business? Well, that requires patience, tenacity, support, and a rock-solid plan. How can we take our profitability seriously without killing what's shiny?
On this raucous episode, Annie P. is joined by the utterly hilarious Mel McSherry, a coach, author, prioritization expert, and fellow Ravenclaw.
*Parentpreneur advisory: this episode loads of contains colorful language
Here are some great quotes from this episode:
- With mentors, you can definitely absorb that information and use that as inspiration or guidance but it is not the rule.
- In order to prove that we are successful, to prove our worth and value we need to be financially secure.
- Money is always what people first talk about when it comes to equality between men and women.
- It is harder when you are so passionate about your job, when it is a labor of love for you, when you want to change the world. when you want to help others, especially for coaches like us.
- Healthy sustainable profitability does require a lot of patience.
- You need to be really aware of who are you surrounding yourself with and what are they actually contributing to you and to your profitability.
- It’s okay to not know what you don’t know. What DO you know? What are your strengths? Do not think about all the things that you don’t have.
- We are here not to be productive. We are here to be profitable.
- A mentor is somebody who can give you the guidance and the accountability to create what you want to create. Do not go look for a mentor because you think they are just going to show you the light and then you are going to be exactly what they are. You need to use them and look for someone who will give you guidance and accountability and that challenging love - but at the end of the day, it is all up to you to put the action. It is your responsibility and nobody else.
Special note: As we mention in the episode, author JK Rowling's blatant transphobia is profoundly damaging. Unsure why? Please check out this breakdown from last month's Glamour Magazine and this open letter, written by Daniel Radcliffe, for The Trevor Project. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider making a donation while you are there.
Connect with Mel through the free resources on her website and Instagram.
Check out these marvelous Dumbledore's Army tributes, each made and sold by independent artists on Etsy.
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