A southern gal with a potty mouth, unafraid to admit when I don’t know something, with a no-holds barred approach to always finding a way to make things happen. Being raised in a small town in Tennessee with an undercover drug detective as a father and a God-fearing woman as a momma, I was sheltered. I was unaware that there was this world of successful entrepreneurs who start their own businesses, who have control of their days, and who make a lot of money doing it.
And now, I’m that person. I’m proud to be this short, little, blonde girl who has taken a hobby and turned it into an award-winning 8-figure business where now I can dedicate my time and energy to helping you do the same.
I’ve created a life where I am in control of my time, energy, clients, and business. But it wasn’t always that way…there was a series of life events that have shaped the way I approach running a business that has allowed me to thrive among the most challenging circumstances. And these life events could happen to anyone.
I’ve had a computer crash and lost all my files. I’ve had my planner stolen from my car when it was broken into. You name it, I’ve had it happen.
And in 2010, I experienced the Nashville Flood that crippled local businesses for years to come. That’s when I realized, I am different. My business didn’t cripple from that flood because by then, I had already adjusted the way I used technology to run my business paperless. My business actually started to soar because so many creative business owners just experienced what I went through much earlier in my career – loss of everything. Of every file, document, paper, and process that they were using to run their business.
It was devastating. But, for as long as I could remember, I have been a glass-half-full type of person. I believe that everything happens FOR people, not to them. There is always a silver lining in my world. These experiences combined with my fascination with people and their stories has allowed me to learn the communication tools necessary to have a positive impact in this world and to help others do the same.
What Drives Me
My passions vary from creating innovative designs to impressive dance choreography to studying psychology and traveling the world. Although they may seem all over the board, the throughline has been risk. I’m a risk taker. In 2009, I quit my lucrative 9-5 job in healthcare, signed a NDA, and lived on the road with a country music star without telling anyone where I was going, who I was going with, and what I was doing. You would think this would bring chaos to my life but it did the opposite – it brought me focus.
I went from being a non-stop working overachiever in a morgue and mental hospital to building a global luxury event and wedding empire, to reinventing myself as the go-to productivity consultant who speaks worldwide, hosts a podcast, has authored several books, and developed online courses. I am proof that rules are meant to be broken and that it is never too late to pivot.
I don’t take a gunslinger approach. I am strategic in everything I do in order to thrive in today’s world. It is critical to have the right team, processes, and technology to make a strong profitable shift in your business. What do you want to be known for?
YES, I'M ASKING YOU THIS!
I’ll share with you what I want…
I want to help people get shit done, to get their time back, live presently, and leave a legacy. I am here to serve you. Through my free content on YouTube, to behind the scenes insights on my Instagram, to strategies shared on my podcast, I’m in this to make your life and your business better. I do this by running my own business. I have spent a decade investing in myself and there’s one huge truth that I’m just gonna get out of the way – Free doesn’t work. Tying a dollar amount to something drives people to follow through.
I also work from home (when needed) and have learned to do business from home, when I need to GSD. My commitment to you is to ensure that you have the tools to GSD no matter where you are doing it from. Also, can we make a deal? I won’t expect perfection from you. Please don’t expect it from me. I misspell words constantly, misuse grammar, and mix up phrases. Even with those flaws, I know one thing I do damn well is provide value. I overshare, I don’t hold back, and I keep it real, honest, and raw.
I know that if I can do it, so can you. I didn’t get a leg up. I simply surrounded myself with the right people who made a difference in my life. I trusted those who knew better and became committed to learning, growing, and evolving. There is zero room for defensiveness and ego for someone who wants to grow their business.
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If you got to this point and still like what you’re hearing, back to that question. So what do you do exactly?
Alot of different things!
Simple answer….It depends on the day. Sometimes it depends on the hour. It depends on the audience. It depends on the needs of who I'm talking to at that moment and how can I add value from all the experiences I've encountered over the years. Now, I spend my time doing things I enjoy and things that will make a long-term impact on others. It hasn't always been like that though. Professional answer: I'm an entrepreneur focused on impacting the hospitality & creative industries worldwide! Going deeper, what I personally spend time on is “doing” the following: Content Creator: GSD Blog, Business Unveiled Podcast, and social media. Speaker: Travel the globe speaking on Communication, Wellness, Time Blocking and Content Strategy. Consultant: Some companies and businesses want to be more productive, but they need a roadmap and strategy to get there; that's where I come in! Author: I have several books published in the events industry. Event Planner & Designer: Yes, we still do events, however, I have a wonderful team and my time is limited in that company. We evolve over time. Through our experiences. And over time, priorities shift based on happiness! So this shifts as we grow as people and leaders.
Oh yea! Don’t think I typed this. I voice dictate everything. So if you are reading this far, bless you! Let me show you a shortcut on your Apple computer on how to get it to read to you so you can work on getting shit done! .