This Week’s Episode:
I’m in an incredible business as the director of the International Flash Forward Film Festival. Yet, I look around me and notice that the majority of the speakers and attendees are male.
“No problem,” I tell myself. “I’ll just get my MBA, and they’ll take me seriously in this male-dominated tech industry.”
So I do that.
Then I decide, “They’ll take me even more seriously if I become an author.”
So I do that. Twice.
A few years later, I’m at my first TED conference and see plenty of men and women.
And I discover that those external validations don’t drive them. They don’t care who wrote what or who has what degree. Instead, they’re driven by ideas, insight, and creativity that can change the world.
My experience of the story I was telling myself completely shifted that day. I already had everything I needed inside of me.
My guest today, Elena Daccus, has also experienced being the only woman in a male-dominated environment. She went from being the sole woman in the boardroom to helping people worldwide find their voice. In this episode, she and I discuss questions like:
What story do you tell yourself when you stand out among those around you? How can you start breaking down stories you tell yourself that no longer serve you? What’s the biggest mistake people in business make?
You’ll also hear us talk about the teacher who tried to impose their limited reality on others, stories you’d like others to tell about you when you die, and the power of seeing the success you want to attain in your mind’s eye.
What you will learn in this episode:
- How you can begin to overcome stories that source your limiting beliefs
- What extremely successful people have in common with each other
- Why storytelling is key to your business messaging and success, especially now
Who is Elena?
When she was a girl, Elena Daccus wanted to be the head of a large company. When revealing this, she was told that the best thing she could be was the local factory secretary. For years, this story someone else told her about herself held her back. Years later, she went from being a girl with limiting beliefs and mindset issues to the youngest and only female across the world’s largest boardroom tables.
Elena is the go-to high-ticket messaging and sales expert who’s bought and sold over 50 companies worth $10 billion and opened the lids to hundreds of businesses online. With 20 years of mergers and acquisitions experience under her belt, she knows exactly what does and doesn’t work, what does and doesn’t sell, and how to create a business that thrives with or without you. She can show you how to drastically simplify your business and put a halt to 90% of what’s keeping you stuck, so you can reach the next level with one powerful message on the virtual stage.
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JULIAN REEVESPEAKER, AUTHOR, FORMER MUSIC DIRECTOR OF HAMILTON
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