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Get ready to dive into another awesome episode of the She’s Making An Impact podcast!
Today, Rachel is joined by guest Shea Smith. Shea is a speaker and leadership coach who focuses on helping female entrepreneurs who find themselves as accidental leaders. She’s got this incredible knack for providing guidance and support to women who have stumbled into leadership positions. 🙌 It’s like life had other plans, and boom, they’re leading teams in their businesses or even in their personal lives! 🚀
These ladies didn’t necessarily set out to be leaders, but Shea’s here to show them that they’ve got what it takes! Her expertise is all about helping them embrace their roles with confidence and charm, no imposter syndrome allowed! 💃
From TV to CEO:
Rachel starts by discovering Shea’s story.
Shae started off as a TV producer, creating magic behind the scenes for competition cooking shows. 🎥 But little did she know, her path was leading her towards a whole new adventure in entrepreneurship!
It’s like one day, the stars aligned, and Shay discovered her true calling: leading and coaching others to success! Her passion for guiding fellow female entrepreneurs, especially accidental leaders, took center stage! 🎤 And let me tell you, she found her strength in empowering others to embrace their leadership roles with all the sparkle and charm they’ve got! 💃
Shea’s story is a whirlwind of twists and turns, and through it all, she discovered her gift for leadership and coaching. 🌈 She unlocked this amazing superpower that she now shares with her tribe of go-getters!
Honing Skills and Strengths as a Leader:
Rachel and Shay are here to drop some seriously valuable wisdom on the importance of honing in on your skills and strengths as a leader and delegating tasks that are outside your expertise.
Rachel and Shay both know that being a leader doesn’t mean you have to do it all yourself. 🚫 Nope, not at all! Rachel goes on to emphasize that as a leader, it’s all about playing to your strengths and building a team that complements each other’s talents! 🌈
Steering your team to success means knowing exactly what you’re amazing at! Shae and Rachel are in sync here, and they agree that focusing on what you excel in is what sets you apart as a leader! 🔥
And when there’s a task that’s outside your expertise or makes you feel like you’re stuck in a loop of “this is taking forever,” both Rachel and Shay say it’s time to hit the brakes and delegate! 🛑 Letting go of what’s not in your zone of genius is a game-changer! It’s like having your very own team of superpowers, all coming together to create something amazing! 🦸♀️
Faith and business:
Rachel has spoken a lot about Faith and Business recently. When you let go of trying to control every outcome and trust in something greater, it’s a powerful way to reduce fear and stress. 🙏
Rachel shares that she’s learned the importance of delegating her worries and anxieties to a higher power, and Shay shares her experience and reveals its a practice she embraces in her business and life too! 🌈 They both agree that it’s all about releasing the burden of feeling like you have to carry everything on your own.
The Staircase Method:
Shea shares her Staircase method with Rachel and trust me, you’ll want to hop on board!
It’s all about celebrating wins, maintaining momentum, and gaining perspective on your progress! 🎉
So, let’s break it down! Step by step, Shay’s method encourages you to celebrate your wins, big or small, like a boss! Whether it’s landing that dream client or making that daunting phone call, every win deserves a moment in the spotlight! 🌈
Now, here’s where the magic happens: celebrating those wins keeps your momentum flowing! You see, when you acknowledge your achievements, it fuels your drive and energizes you to keep going!
With the Staircase Method, Shay shows you how to gain a perspective of progress. 📈 Imagine wrapping that staircase around your business and life journey, and with each step, you’ll see how far you’ve come!
Even the tiniest steps count, and with each win celebrated, you’ll witness your growth and accomplishments! 🌟
Separate the Stories from Reality:
Leadership can be a rollercoaster ride, and both Rachel and Shay know it’s not all roses and sunshine. 🎢 But here’s the secret sauce they’re serving up: it’s all about separating reality from the stories we create in our minds! 🧠
As leaders, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of thoughts and emotions, questioning every decision and outcome. But Rachel and Shea are here to remind you that not everything you perceive is reality!
They encourage you to take a step back, evaluate the situation objectively, and look at what’s actually happening versus the stories you might be telling yourself. Are those self-doubts and fears just creations of your mind? Remember, you’ve got the power to change that narrative! ✨
Rachel shares her own experiences of dealing with the pressure of leadership, and Shea agrees that it’s essential to give yourself grace and acknowledge that you don’t have to be perfect all the time.
Rachel always says, it’s about taking the next best step and not always having all the answers.
It’s time to let go of those limiting stories and rise to the occasion as the powerful leader you are! 💃
Rachel finished as always by asking Shea what it means to her to make an impact and for Shea it’s all about empowering women to thrive and make a positive ripple effect in their communities.
Book recommendations, including “Atomic Habits” by James Clear, “The Most Powerful Woman in the Room” by Lydia Fenet, and “Why We Gather” (author’s name not mentioned). Recommended by Shea
- Discover Your Leadership Superpower: Just like Shea’s inspiring journey from TV producer to a leadership coach, take a moment to reflect on your own path. 🎥 What unique strengths and talents do you possess that make you a great leader? Embrace your superpowers and let them shine! 🌈
- Embrace Delegation: Remember, being a leader doesn’t mean you have to do it all alone! 🚫 Identify your strengths and delegate tasks that are outside your expertise. Build a team that complements your skills and watch the magic unfold! 🦸♀️
- Infuse Faith into Business: Reduce fear and stress by embracing faith in your business. 🙏 Let go of the need to control every outcome and trust in something greater. Delegate your worries and anxieties to a higher power, just like Rachel and Shea do! 🌈
- Celebrate Wins with the Staircase Method: Adopt Shea’s Staircase Method and start celebrating your wins, big or small, like a boss! 🎉 Each win fuels your momentum and gives you perspective on your progress. Keep climbing those stairs, and you’ll see how far you’ve come!
- Separate Reality from Stories: As leaders, we can get lost in the whirlwind of thoughts and doubts. 🎢 But Rachel and Shea remind us to separate reality from the stories we create in our minds. Challenge those self-doubts and embrace the powerful leader within you! ✨
It’s time to make an impact and thrive as a leader, just like Shea said! Empower yourself and others around you, and watch that positive ripple effect spread through your community! 🌊 You’ve got this! 💪
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