Have you always wanted to start your own multi-million business but don’t know where to start? Heck, would you like to just pay the bills doing something that you love? Maybe you’ve made the BIG LEAP and have branched out on your own but constantly feel overwhelmed and confused?
In this ILTV episode I sit down with one of my personal mentors, Ali Brown. I remember being introduced to Ali when I first moved out to LA. At the time I thought “this lady is really cool but I don’t need what she has to offer.” I laugh now at how God and the Universe brings people together. Ali is known as “the entrepreneur guru for women” and I sat down with her to find out how she got started and how she keeps growing her multi-Million dollar empire. Get ready to be inspired!
There are so many ways to get started on finding your path, you just have to know a few steps that are necessary to get you there!
ACKNOWLEDGE what you’re feeling. Are you feeling envious of someone else’s life? Are you unhappy in the place that you are at? Then it’s time to make change! You too can have exactly what it is you’re envying, all it takes is a new mindset. Open yourself up to new possibilities and people, give yourself room to grow and expand, and don’t wait until you’re “ready”.
So you’ve taken the leap, now what? LISTEN to what other’s are saying to you. If you are asked something enough, use that to your advantage. Do you get compliments about the same thing over and over? Are multiple people asking you for help in a certain area, all the time? Perhaps, that is something you need to be using in your business, teach others what you know!
You will be a match for someone. Don’t be afraid of the competition! There will be competition in so many areas of your life, and it’s easy to get caught up looking at other people’s work, it’s so easy to compare yourself to others these days (thank you social media). But do you know what else is just as easy? Using that outlet to get your work out there and to show a bigger audience what you have to offer. There will always be people that want what you’ve got, why not make it easier for them to find you?
Of course, I’d love to hear from you! What was your greatest take-away from watching this interview? Please share your a-ha’s in the comment section below, we would love to hear from you!
If Ali’s story has left you feeling ignited, I encourage you to join us at The Brilliant Event taking place June 4-6th where Ali, myself, CEO of Business Chicks Emma Isaacs, President of the LA Sparks Christine Simmons, home décor and fragrance empire designer DayNa Decker, and TV personality and CEO, Jennifer Adams will be sharing their greatest business wisdom with you. Come hang out with other powerful women entrepreneurs, change-makers, and leaders.
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Totally awesome Keri!
My two favourite business women together…what a great conversation. I’m going to watch this a few more times tonight & try to be more brave. Thanks Keri & Ali!
What a great interview! I have followed Ali for several years. I think I need to implement more educated risks… Thanks for sharing so many inspiring people on your show! 🙂
Gosh so many take aways. Ali was one of my first mentor’s when I started my first business, although that wasn’t a success, I learned so much.
#1 Money is energy
#2 Walk in faith
#3 Believing in yourself and what you can create
#4 Always Uplevel yourself
What can I learn so I can teach others.
Thank you Keri, you do an amazing job interviewing.
Hi Ms Keri, Wow………………..as I said previously, its amazing that you paid attention to what I told you about Ali Brown and you really followed through to find out more about this amazing person. It astounds me that you followed her so much, that now you are interviewing her! When I mentioned her name to you 6 years ago, you were on a much different path. Moving from Oregon to Sunny Southern California, you had a lot of opportunities in front of you, just not a lot of direction. Or as you said in the videos, you did not have any mentors. Ali has helped you tremendously by becoming one of those mentors. I am just so happy and proud of you. Keep on doing what you do and keep the world posted of your achievements. I am sure that the greatest ones are just ahead. All the best to you………:)
Absolutely AWESOME Keri!!! Loved this interview with Ali Brown. FANTASTIC! 🙂
My favorite part was when Ali talked about becoming a mom and she realized that there are only a few things left that are really important. I just had that experience with my daughter born in June! Great interview Keri!
Hi Keri! I just wanted to reiterate my other post here: Loved this! I’d say my aha moment was when Ali talked about feeling as though others had already written or done something and that she questioned whether she should do something because she wasn’t an expert, but then she said that there will be people that resonate with you, rather than someone else and that really was a great light bulb moment for me! Thank you both for this wonderfully insightful interview!
An incredibly inspiring interview. Thanks for being persistent to bring us this transparent & fresh interview with Ali. I have followed both of you for years! Keri, we were in Elevate together 3 years ago and I’ve loved watching you grow & become even more successful. Congratulations! My biggest a-ha, was Ali’s definition of envy – it really resonated with me. I’m taking away, action and that the reminder, that someone else can benefit from what I know, and I need to share. Thank you Keri!!
Keri Murphy this was a phenomenal interview. Of course, her nuggets of inspiration were wonderful. The proactive vs. reactive point was quite thought-provoking. But I think you deserve recognition for creating and leading a great discussion. Bravo. I’d love to see more like this that will resonate with working moms!
My ah ha moment was when Ali said that after awhile she only cared about what her family and close circle thought of her. When her mentor asked her if she wanted to be liked by others it made me think that we aren’t always going to be liked by others and it’s okay and to accept that. As long as we are living in our truth and are giving the best service possible that’s really all that matters.
This was wonderful! I appreciated the reminder about and distinction between wanting to be liked or wanting to be respected. I am in a growth phase in my business right now, and there is some criticism and misunderstanding from my family and a few friends, so the other a-ha for me was when Ali Brown said that her mom still doesn’t know what she does, and that our families will never quite “get it”. I needed to hear and remember that today. Great stuff! Thank you! <3
This interview came at the absolute perfect time for me. You covered so many of the issues I am going through right now (investing in myself and business while being at home with my 17 month old twins, believing in what I want to accomplish, and just going for it) My Virtual Assistant business is starting to gain some traction but there are still discouraging times. However, I can see a much clearer picture of what I want my future to look like and how I want to impact the world ~ thank you for such an “inspirational” interview!!! Loved it 🙂
Thanks Keri for the fantastic interview. Tot watch Ali’s gentle and surreal demeanor took home the message for me. Watching both of you was like watching a mirror of myself. Thanks again.
Thank you for showing me it is possible! I took a big leap,quitting my job to do what makes my heart sing. I questioned going back to a regular paycheck because I am constantly shuffling money to pay most of my bills and have barely anything left. I knew in my heart this is what I’m to do and have to figure it out. I’ve been seeing patterns in my life in regards to money & last night thought how I had been reactive instead of proactive. To hear Ali say the exact same thing is a huge sign. I do need a mentor to help me find my way. Thank you for sharing so openly and being human!
I just discovered both of you and you are simply amazing… felt the love and will share it now. I will make a list for who is worth to listen and go to reach my goals… thank you !
Thank you Keri. My Aha was when Ali mentioned that she became proactive instead of reactive when things became difficult. Great advice and great interview :o)
I thank you. My aha was it comes down to me, not my circumstance and the ‘nag’ inside isn’t going away because I’m on the right path. It was blessed assurance knowing that the money comes when you walk in faith, not in fear, and open up the flow of energy. I won’t stop…
What an awesome interview! I can’t believe that I have not come across either of you before. So many things that Ali said resonated with me. I quit a job that I absolutely hated one month ago and am trying to figure out my new direction. I will definitely be looking for inspiration from both of you. Thank you so much!
Keri! Thank you for this great interview. My AHA moment was when Ali confirmed for me that the RESPECT from others is most important than anything else. I used to think it was lonely at the top, but I’m learning as I climb the ladder there are so many happy and fulfilled people there!! Our challenges are the same and I’m certainly happy to know you and Ali since I decided to invest in myself!!
Wow! Thank you Keri and Ali for being so open! I love what Ali says about resources- if they are not there, learn to be resourceful! So true! You’re both an amazing inspiration 🙂
Beautiful effort Keri and Ali! Loved the part about leadership – “Do you want to be liked or do you want to be respected?” That’s a whole other course, right? Love seeing you two banter back n forth. Bravo! xo
I love it when women become moms. Yup, everything gets clear.
I just recently found you Keri and have always loved following Ali Brown! Thank you for the inspiration! My Aha! is that I will find the $ for coaching because ‘the energy of thinking that I don’t have enough $ is the energy I should be receiving through” and I guess I must not be open to receive? All of this resonates with what is going on in my head! I am an actor/singer/entrepreneur who feels stuck! Thank you again! <3 http://www.kimberlyannklasnic.com
Great interview ladies. I felt like Ali was speaking right to me. I recently resigned from my full-time marketing position seeking a more fulfilling life… more on my terms with my loves (www.NicoleDeCosta.com). Keep up the great work.
I needed this so much, every aspect you touched on was personal for me!