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Inspiring Women with Betty Collins

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Inspiring Women Podcast with Betty Collins | Brady Ware CPAsThis is THE podcast that advances women toward economic, social and political achievement. Hosted by Betty Collins, CPA, and Director at Brady Ware and Company. Betty also serves as the Committee Chair for Empowering Women, and Director of the Brady Ware Women’s Initiative. Each episode is presented by Brady Ware and Company, committed to empowering women to go their distance in the workplace and at home.


 

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Episode 1: Are Your Nevers Your Opportunities?

The “nevers” became my opportunities once I chose to consider them. Why do we say “never” first?

1) Youth and inexperience
2) Lack of confidence
3) Easy is easier
4) No guidance
5) Fear is paralyzing

My “nevers” included:
Never going to use my accounting degree.
Never going to be a CPA.
Never going to be the employer, content with being an employee.
Never going to merge.

My “never” became “Maybe, OK, Probably” and finally “Yes” due to influencers and facing my challenges.

What are your challenges?
Do you value who you are – no one will ever value you as much as YOU
Are you leveraging your uniqueness?
Are you paralyzed by fear?
When and how you do say NO – that is not a never!

“Nevers” just may be your opportunities.
Be more aware of the people in your life. Ask more questions versus acceptance.  No one will value you more than you. Paralyzed by fear, you will miss your moment.  Leverage your uniqueness, it is your journey.


 

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Episode 2: Confidence, Insecurity, and Arrogance

What is confidence? How would your life improve if you were more self-confident? What can you do to boost your confidence? In Brady Ware’s latest podcast episode, learn the characteristics of a confident woman and how you can apply the self-confidence formula to your life.

In this episode I cover:

  • What is confidence?
  • How would your life improve if you were more self-confident?
  • What can you do to boost your confidence?

The self-confidence formula for women:

  • Take responsibility for yourself.
  • Begin to experiment with life.
  • Develop an action plan and implement it.
  • Stick with it.
  • Act “as if.”
  • Find a mentor.

Handouts for the Podcast:

How to Know if You are Confident

Actions to Boost Your Confidence


 

Episode 3

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Episode 3: What’s Your Story?

I am a big believer in reading. It’s enjoyable, but it’s also about gaining a different perspective. And reading a story is totally different from telling a story.

What is your story and have you told it to anyone? Your story is everything you have experienced: the bad, the good, the ugly, all of it. It has the ability to change the world in which you live, to have an impact on those around you, to be inspirational, and to help you reflect on yourself.

Here’s my challenge to you. Write your story, get with someone and tell it, and then figure out how to use it to impact the world around you.

Episode 4

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Episode 4: Entitled to Nothing, Empowered to do Anything

When empowerment and entitlement are your state of mind of your family, your office or your business, anything is possible.

You’re entitled to nothing, but you’re empowered to do anything. To talk about that, we need to define the difference between entitlement and empowerment because they are two very different things. When I examined the meanings and characteristics of entitlement and empowerment, I found that empowered people have a lot more characteristics of which all were positive.

  • Who do you know from either group?
  • And who do you want part of your organization or your business?
  • Which business partner do you want?
  • What mindset do you look for your kids to have? Entitled or empowered?
  • What kind of employees do you want, entitled or empowered?

The answer is simple: we want empowerment around us, and we want to empower. But doing that is hard, and it’s never-ending work. Join me as I discuss empowerment in this episode of Inspiring Women.

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