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Episode 52: Leading With Resiliency – Michele Wierzgac

If you don’t go after it, you will never have it!

Want to be an “ass kicking woman”? In Episode 52, guest Michele Wierzgac, author of the forthcoming book, Ass Kicking Women: How They Leverage Their Informal Network For Success, provides tips on how you can set yourself up to be a leader!

  • 1:02 – Meet Michele – Leadership expert, keynote speaker, and author 
  • 2:01 – New book coming soon  – Ass Kicking Women: How They Leverage Their Informal Networks For Success
  • 2:38 – Challenge resiliency – look at the positive side of life
  • 3:07 – Texas Apartment Association – attendees provide motivation 
  • 3:48 – Act as the conduit 
  • 3:58 – Be authentic
  • 5:04 – Be inspired – stories of success and struggles inspired her
  • 5:39 – What is the book about? – Written about everyday people who are successful – not celebrities
  • 6:27 – Discovered 10 core elements to being a successful ass kicking woman 
  • 6:53 – Natural connectors – one element is always willing to help people connect to others
  • 7:45 – Do one simple thing and change your method just a little bit – you will find success
  • 9:45 – Go against the grain
  • 10:10 – Find your spark
  • 11:23 – Be disciplined – be goal-oriented instead of being jealous of others
  • 12:46 – Do one thing at a time – make a list and don’t do anything else until it’s done
  • 13:13 – Being older makes life easier because you’re wiser
  • 14:00 – Start early
  • 14:28 – Be an optimist – always see the light
  • 15:20 – Women Don’t Ask book by Linda Babcock & Sara Laschever – if you don’t have the courage to ask you won’t ever advance
  • 16:38 – “No” is better than not knowing
  • 17:24 – Literally write it out and provide guidance to train young women
  • 19:28 – Ask someone to be your mentor – (yes, you have to ask!)
  • 19:54 – The more you give the more you receive

***SHOW SPECIAL*** – Text 33777 and put AKW in the message to get a PDF of all 10 core elements of an ass kicking woman sent to your inbox!

CONTACT MICHELE:
micheleandco.com
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[email protected]

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