How To Become An Unapologetic Entrepreneur - With Bri SeeleyMay 13, 2021
Tom Bailey, Founder Of Succeed Through Speaking, Interviews Bri Seeley
Google’s #1 Entrepreneur Coach, Bri Seeley, helps entrepreneurs create long-term, sustainable and scalable success… on their terms! Bri distils her 14-years of real world experience into digestible, tangible tools to help entrepreneurs thrive and profit. Bri is a 2020 Stevie Award winner for both Coach and Woman of the Year, a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and author of the best-selling Permission to Leap. Her expertise has been featured in over 50 press outlets and hundreds of podcasts.
Why you've got to check out Bri's episode:
- Know if you are a Wantrepreneur or a Solopreneur and understand what you need to do next to help you continue you on your Entrepreneurial journey.
- Understand the biggest challenge for Wantrepreneurs and the challenges that come along with inaction and indecision.
- Learn how sitting on a fence as an entrepreneur is so paralysing and how to avoid not taking action for another 10 years.
- How to identify and focus on the inspired actions and how you can take one simple step a day to move you and your business forward.
- Find out how to access Bri's free masterclass to help you get of the fence, make some forward movement and monetise the vision you have for your business.
- Finally, discover the one decision that Bri made to walk away from a business and launch a brand new business which has left her feeling more fulfilled and happy.
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Tom Bailey: Hello and welcome to the Flow And Grow Expert Interviews. The place for experts and entrepreneurs who want high value ideas to boost business results.
I'm Tom Bailey, and today I'm joined by Bri Seeley. who's Google's number one, entrepreneur coach, the 2020 Stevie Award winner for both coach and Woman Of The Year at Forbes Coaches, council member, and last, but not least, the author of best selling ‘Permission To Leap’. So Bri, hello, and a very warm welcome to today's episode.
Bri Seeley: Hello. Thank you so much for having me.
Tom Bailey: Thanks for being here, and whereabouts are you in the world?
Bri Seeley: I am currently residing in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Tom Bailey: Thank you. And just for me to quickly get on to the subject of Bri then. Bri helps entrepreneurs create long-term sustainable and scalable success on their terms.
And Bri distills over 14 years of real-world experience into digestible and tangible tools to help entrepreneurs thrive and profit. The title for today's episode is How To Become An Unapologetic Entrepreneur. And Bri is going to show us how to do that in just seven minutes. So, question number one for you today is who are your ideal clients?
Bri Seeley: So, I serve two different kinds of entrepreneurs. The first is the wantrepreneur who is looking to get started and really get their business off the ground and start monetizing. And the second is solo preneurs who are looking to scale and build a more sustainable business.
Tom Bailey: Fantastic. And let's look at these wantentrepreneurs for a second. What's typically the biggest challenge that they face.
Bri Seeley: The biggest thing I see with wantrepreneurs is that they sit on the fence of indecision for far too long. They sit thinking about their idea. They sit wanting to do their idea and they end up just spinning and spinning and spinning and all of their fears, all of their doubts, all of the reasons they shouldn't do it, what could go wrong rather than simply starting to take one simple step every single day to get the ball rolling and the momentum started so they can start monetizing their business.
Tom Bailey: Got it. And this indecision, what impact does that typically have on their, wants to start a business?
Bri Seeley: It paralyzes them. You can't, if you're sitting on a fence and on one side is where you're currently at. And on the other side is where you want to go. And you're constantly playing this tug of war. You literally can't go anywhere.
And so, you just stay frozen and paralyzed. I've talked to people that have been playing that game for a decade, so it paralyses them for years. And I always ask, if you had started 10 years ago, when you wanted to start, where would you be now?
Tom Bailey: And it sounds like these people need a little bit of help. So, what is one valuable piece of advice that you might give them to really help them solve that problem?
Bri Seeley: One of the things I love helping entrepreneurs with, and especially wantrepreneurs is this idea that you don't have to do everything. I have a course called ‘F The Hustle’ where it really helps people start to identify the inspired actions.
Like I mentioned a little bit earlier, one simple step a day towards your business can create remarkable momentum. And it's just really all about what is that right step every single day. You don't need to post on every social media outlet. You don't need to develop every opt-in. You don't need to have everything set and ready to go. You can just take one step today to start moving you forward and making money in your business very quickly.
Tom Bailey: Okay. Thank you very much for that. And next question is probably aligned to this. Is, do you have any free resources or guides or anything that you can offer to people to really help them solve this problem in their life?
Bri Seeley: Yeah, I actually am just launching, like, literally it's going live. As people are listening to this right now, a masterclass that is going to help people really get off the fence, start taking some forward movement and monetize the vision that they have for their business.
Tom Bailey: Awesome. And is there a cost for this masterclass?
Bri Seeley: It is free.
Tom Bailey: Okay. And how would people get hold of that?
Bri Seeley: If they visit www.briseeley.com/freegift , you can do it there. You can also come find me on Instagram. If you send me, I will happily forward you the link to register.
Tom Bailey: Brilliant. And what I'll do as well is I'll post that link below this podcast or video episode, and people can click on that and they can jump right in.
Great. So, questions slightly off topic. Now, Bri is what would you say is your greatest failure that you've ever made either in life or business? And what did you learn from it?
Bri Seeley: So, it's interesting. I don't necessarily actually see this as a failure. However, it could be perceived as one for my first eight years of my 14 years of entrepreneurship, I had a fashion label and ran my own fashion business for many, many, many years, had a lot of success on the outside, but was pretty, not happy on the inside. I love fashion. I don't love the business of fashion, which is what I learned over eight years. And so. March 20th, I think 2015 I was in meditation and heard a very clear fashion isn't it? Shut it down, walk away. And 72 hours later, I announced that my business was closed. My brand was over and I was stepping into something new that I didn't even know what it was yet. And so now I've been six years in my new business, which is more fulfilling, more impactful and way more successful than my fashion business ever was. And so, what I learned was sometimes you have to let go. Of what you think is the path in order to open up to the greatness, that's waiting for you on the other side.
Tom Bailey: Amazing. And just out of interest, what's that, what's that one, what's the one trigger which showed you this was the right opportunity to take.
Cause obviously that's a massive decision to close this business. What's the one thing in particular, it was like, I know this is the right way forward.
Bri Seeley: So, I think it was a lot of little micro things. A lot of nights of not being able to sleep a lot of mornings, waking up, stressed out a lot of going to bed at the end of the day, just feeling completely out of alignment and unhappy.
And so, what happened in that meditation was that that was like the catalyst, but it was almost like the permission slip I needed to just finally recognize that what I'd been doing was no longer working and that I just was so miserable in it. But that like insight in meditation was like a breath of fresh air for me.
Tom Bailey: Yeah. And I guess there's something there about if you're in the hustle and you just keep going and going and going, you don't create the space to actually see what you need to see. So even if it's not meditation, even if it's going for a long walk or just taking some time away just for a minute, and it might give you some, some new insights into the, or your business.
Bri Seeley: Which is totally why I advocate now for morning routines and I spend three hours a day now just with spaciousness so that I can make sure that I'm in alignment and be communicating with what's working for me and what's not working for me. And I fully advocate before it, because I am convinced that it's, what's helping my business right now, be as successful as it is.
Tom Bailey: Amazing. Thanks for that last final tip. And actually, just one more question before we go is what is one question that I should have asked you that will also add some great value to our audience today?
Bri Seeley: Ooh, I should have saved that last answer for this one. So, I think one, one thing I teach a lot is business success coupled with personal success.
And so, the thing, especially for wantrepreneurs that I want you to remember is that having a good business strategy doesn't matter if you don't have a good personal practice for yourself at the end of the day, you are the beginning and the ending of your business. So, make sure that you have your personal success plan in place alongside your business success plan.
And in that goes your daily practice and your spaciousness practice to make sure that you're covering all the bases, because if you're miserable on the inside, you cannot run an effective business, no matter how good your strategy is.
Tom Bailey: Completely agree. Bri Thank you so much again for your time today and for sharing such incredible value with our audience in such a short time.
Bri Seeley: Thank you.