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The weekly podcast with serial entrepreneur, Dave M. Lukas, devoted to giving you incredibly useful and unique insight from the world's top entrepreneurs with a focus on their non-traditional methods for achieving success, their Misfit side. Misfit was created to give YOU the best, actionable advice to accelerate your success! The show's open format and Misfit 3 concept, combined with Dave's intuitive and engaging interview style quickly uncovers each guest's key tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can start using in their lives right now. Learn more about the show at www.misfitentrepreneur.com and become a member of Misfit Nation by signing up for the Misfit Minute, the FREE weekly email with specific resources from the week's "Misfit 3," and actionable tips and items from the world of Misfit Entrepreneurs. It is delivered every Friday to your inbox!
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The weekly podcast with serial entrepreneur, Dave M. Lukas, devoted to giving you incredibly useful and unique insight from the world's top entrepreneurs with a focus on their non-traditional methods for achieving success, their Misfit side. Misfit was created to give YOU the best, actionable advice to accelerate your success!

The show's open format and Misfit 3 concept, combined with Dave's intuitive and engaging interview style quickly uncovers each guest's key tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can start using in their lives right now.

Learn more about the show at www.misfitentrepreneur.com and become a member of Misfit Nation by signing up for the Misfit Minute, the FREE weekly email with specific resources from the week's "Misfit 3," and actionable tips and items from the world of Misfit Entrepreneurs. It is delivered every Friday to your inbox!

Jan 25, 2017

In this episode, Dave is excited to welcome Natalia Wiechowski. Also known as Think Natalia, the Middle East’s leading Edutainer. Natalia is an award winning, bilingual public speaker, impression management coach and digital influencer. She has won excellence awards throughout the Middle East, Africa, UAE and everywhere in-between. She has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Yogalife, Link magazine and others.

But what is interesting is she never started out to do any of this. In fact, at age 15 she was one of only two competitive soloists in a new category – Discodance – on the competitive German dance scene. She danced at international championships and music concerts with audiences of up to 12,000 people. She did this for many years and while completing her studies.

So how then did she end up going from being a top competitive dancer to working in the Middle East to gaining over 100,000 followers worldwide in less than a year and half and becoming a top influencer, speaker, and coach? We find out in this episode!

www.thinknatalia.com

Natalia started out of college and took the first international position she was offered in the UAE. She spent 3.5 years there and had some success, but wanted something bigger. So, in her 2nd job, she initially hit the mark. She was very successful, won all kinds of awards, and made a lot of money, but something was missing. She was exhausted and found herself getting sick over and over again. It was after enduring this for a while that she quit her job and took a 9 month sabbatical.

As she says, she had hit emotional and physical rock bottom and had to take a break and detox her whole life to find who she really is, what success means – essentially her true purpose.

She changed her routines, her habits, and the way she approached life. She immersed herself in learning and growing herself. She also changed how she approached her social life. She started a blog and started to do more social. People started asking her to help them do what she was doing. She did a lot of early work and consulting for free.

It was through doing this that she figured out who she really was – A public speaker, a coach, and digital influencer. She set her focus on those 3 areas and cut out everything else.

Natalia says that there was no one thing that really crystallized things for her. It was a series of things.

At the 7 minute mark, Natalia talks about belief and how she changed the way she thought and how she approached things to change how she did things and change her results. She gives several examples.

Natalia shares a great quote “People act according to their level of awareness.” And explains how this can impact people, both in a bad or good way, in their lives.

She says that some people think that “If they blow someone else’s candle, theirs will shine brighter,” and that is not the case.

At 12 min mark, Natalia talks about the steps she took to make her vision a reality. First, she had to forget everything she had ever learned and then had to redefine everything. Then, she began to educate herself in the areas to develop her new beliefs and then test what she learned to see if held true. She shares multiple examples of how this testing worked and didn’t work. As she says, she “failed herself to success,” through this process.

Natalia talks about taking action and how striving for perfection is not a good thing. She talks about having the courage to start, even when you are not fully prepared. She mentioned that starting automatically puts you ahead of others and not being afraid of looking foolish is critical because you won’t know everything or have everything perfectly aligned.

At the 20 min mark, Natalia breaks down her 3 main areas of Public Speaking, Coaching, and Digital Influencing and gives advice for the how to be successful in each. She says that there are specific things that work across all areas and really for anything.

She breaks it down this way

  • Practice, practice, practice
  • Calculated risk
  • Finding your version of what each area is (everybody is great at something and it is unique to them. Create your own and be unique to you)

Thoughts on personal branding/impression management?

  • Key factor to a great personal brand is having the courage to be authentic. Don’t copy. Be your own, weird, quirky, self.
  • It’s an inside and outside job. If you are ugly and cold on the inside, it will show on the outside.

Thoughts on building a following?

  • Read every e-book, article you can find on social media
  • Follow those you resonate with and take action and apply it
  • Provide great content Figure out how you can add the biggest value to others
    • Take them on the journey
  • People want to be “edutained” on social media, touch the heart and the mind

3 secrets of Influencing that others don’t talk about:

  1. You need a lot of time to build a follower base. You have to have the patience to do this for hours, especially in the beginning
  2. Collaborations
  3. You need to invest a small amount on a regular basis to get exposure. Social media platforms limit your reach unless you pay them. You will need to budget some money on a regular basis to get your true reach.

At the 30 min mark, Natalia talks about how she works across the different social media platform and manages content.

Biggest challenge as an entrepreneur?

  • The wrong beliefs about money that stood in her way. She had to work through it with a coach to help her create the right thoughts about money.

Natalia still seeks out coaches and mentors to hold her accountable and help her grow in areas that she feels she needs work.

At the 37 minute mark, Natalia discusses the systems and routines in her business and how they help her productivity and success.

At the 40 minute, there is a great discussion on the mental and physical roller-coaster of being an entrepreneur and how to cope with it.

 

Best Quote:“Some people think that if they blow someone else’s candle, theirs will shine brighter - and that is not the case.”

 

Natalia's Misfit 3 

  1. You are the biggest commitment you will have in your life. Learn to listen to yourself, your body, and love yourself. You are more amazing that you know. Write down why you are great and how this greatness can help you in your life and goals.
  2. Learn to question to everything. You can choose to be ignorant or become the director of your life and learn what you need to do to accomplish anything.
  3. Do not take yourself and life too seriously. It is a rollercoaster. Laugh the pain away and feel a life.
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