Have you ever felt as if your life experiences disqualified you from achieving your goals? Well, you aren’t alone in that. I hear from women all the time who wonder if it is still possible to reach their dreams based on where they’ve come from or what they’ve been through. They question if they can muster up the faith, gather up their strength, or choose to exercise the discipline necessary to move things forward in their lives. The answer to that question is yes!
Mahisha Dellinger is a woman who would agree with my yes. Mahisha is the founder of CURLS, a natural hair care brand, and on this episode of the podcast she and I talk about how you can overcome setbacks and begin to lead your life with discipline.
Mahisha shares with us her journey from working in corporate America to following her passion and launching a multi-million dollar natural hair care line. Her path as an entrepreneur has required her to have not only discipline, but grit, determination, persistence, and perseverance to be successful. One of my favorite things about my chat with Mahisha is her willingness to admit that along the way she has needed help — and that she has been willing to seek out the help she needed.
I often need to be reminded that it’s okay not to know everything and to ask for the help I need. When we don’t ask for help, we are choosing to stay stuck where we are. Mahisha’s strong commitment to leading her life and not letting her life circumstances lead her offers encouragement to every woman to use what she has while choosing to fight forward.
If you don’t think you are the disciplined type of person who can make your dreams a reality, Mahisha offered encouragement to women who may say they aren’t as naturally disciplined as she is.
I have loved learning about Mahisha Dellinger’s story because she reminds me that anything is possible with prayer, help from others, and discipline. And anything is possible for you too. We can accomplish all that we set our minds to if we will simply take the first step and never look back. Set your goals, step out on faith, and work hard until you get where you want to go.
Highlights from Today’s Episode:
- What it means to lead your life
- The importance of discipline
- How to discover what you don’t know
- Teaching financial responsibility to children
- “When you’re desperate and your back is against the wall, push and find a way!” – Mahisha Dellinger
- “Wherever there is a problem in the finances, there is always a problem in the mind.” – Mahisha Dellinger
- “Take it one step at a time. After 365 days that’s 365 steps.” – Mahisha Dellinger
- “Leading your life means asking questions about the things you don’t know.” – Chrystal Hurst
Resources From Today’s Show
- Connect with a free mentor (retired executives, people who have done it before, etc.) in your industry. Get free business plans, business plan writing classes, business marketing classes, etc.
- Watch OWN’s Mind Your Business with Mahisha
- Check out Mahisha’s products: Curls – Organic Hair Products
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After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!
- In what areas of your life are you lacking discipline?
- What is preventing you from being more disciplined?
- After listening, what is your first step to get back on track?
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