Heather Ann Havenwood: Never Fear ‘Failure’
Heather Ann Havenwood is a serial entrepreneur with an expertise in information marketing and business strategies. Named one of Huffington Post’s Top 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs for 2017, she is known as “The Wizard Behind the Curtain” who teaches people to leverage their knowledge and sell it to the world. As CEO of Havenwood Worldwide, LLC, she has coached and promoted hundreds of entrepreneurs, transforming their knowhow into marketable courses, seminars and Masterminds.
In 2006, Havenwood started, developed and grew an online information marketing and publishing company from ground zero to over $1 million in sales in less than 12 months. Then she lost it all. In this podcast, she shares her story of success and loss, revealing how she fought her way back from bankruptcy and foreclosure to achieve professional success once again – and discover her true passion in owning her own business and serving clients to help them achieve their personal goals.
Prepare to be inspired as Havenwood shares the story of how she tapped into her strengths and became her own Sexy Boss, working to educate, enlighten and empower female entrepreneurs to grow their own online business and to live a fearless and fulfilled life.
Key Interview Takeaways
“If you don’t get hit, you’re not playing hard enough.” In the world of business, expect to encounter setbacks. Havenwood was hit hard when a business partner emptied their accounts and left her with immense debt, but she started over and achieved great success once again.
Tap into what you’re good at. Entrepreneurship is about more than just making money, it’s about building a business around your strengths and helping other people achieve. Havenwood shares this lesson in her book, Sexy Boss.
Give yourself permission to fail. Though we’re taught as kids to avoid failure at all costs, the world of business requires that we give ourselves permission to miss the mark on occasion. It’s okay to create something that doesn’t work; the failure of a marketing funnel or a particular product does not reflect a personal failure.
See through a business lens. Though it can be difficult to avoid making decisions based on emotion, it is important to shift your mindset. Havenwood recommends gaining perspective by asking pragmatic questions: What’s working? What isn’t? How can we fix it? Is the timing right?
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