Definition of Unf♥<kwithable: "when you are a person who is truly at peace with yourself, and nothing anyone says or does bothers you, and no negativity or drama can touch you."
What You Will Learn in Today’s Podcast Interview:
About the Guest:
More than just a bestselling author, Sue Hawkes is a keynote speaker, Certified EOS Implementer, Certified Business Coach, WPO Chapter Chair, award-winning and globally recognized seminar leader, and an entrepreneur. She is CEO and Founder of YESS! – Your Extraordinary Success Strategies, and brings over 25 years of experience to her clients and has designed and delivered dynamic, transformational programs for thousands of people. She has been featured and is a regular contributor to Inc., Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, Business Insider, Parade, HR.com, Ladders, and Thrive Global.
Hawkes has received numerous awards including the Dream Keeper award recognized by the Governor’s Council for her leadership program, the Regional U.S. Small Business Administration Women in Business Champion of the Year award, the Exemplary Woman of the Community award, Women Venture’s Unsung Hero award, Women Who Lead from Minnesota Business Magazine, and NAWBO Minnesota’s Achieve! Vision Award, in addition to being named a 2018 Enterprising Woman of the Year.
08:55 – “It doesn’t matter how many achievements you’re recognized for, or what your definition of success is. For me the moments of doubt creep in. Boy, if they haven’t crept in this year, for everyone--I want what you’re having.” – Sue Hawkes
11:14 – “I always knew how to dig deep; I’m an entrepreneur. I think we all have that.” – Sue Hawkes
17:20 – “Core values are huge for your business. Who are you? What is the purpose of your business? Have you got crystal clear focus on what your highest and best use is?” – Sue Hawkes
52:20 – “When you’ve done a good job, great core values were, are, and always be who you are. They might get a little nuanced in how you say it.” – Sue Hawkes
Links and Resources:
Clash of the Financial Pundits: How the Media Influences Your Investment Decisions for Better or Worse, by Joshua Brown and Jeff Macke
Website: Say YESS!
LinkedIn: Sue Hawkes
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