Mon, 23 January 2012
Don't you love those stories where dreams do actually come through. Where the girl falls in love with the foreigner and they go sailing off around the world together and live happily ever after?
Australian born Torre DeRoche is living proof of this. A talented graphic designer, Torre has an amazing story that started in a bar where she laid eyes upon her future boyfriend.
Don't all good things start in a bar??
Torre fell in love with an Argentinian hybrid, who invited her to sail the world with him, from San Francisco to Australia. Despite being a fearful adventurer (her blog name) and a self described neurotic, she said yes. Which is a true testament to her courage especially if you read her `About page' description of herself:
Luckily for us as Torre has an amazing writing ability and she decided to write a book on this sailing adventure. Swept - Love with a chance of drowningwill be back out on Amazon to read once she's gone through her publishers.
Let me rephrase that. She put her business on hold to write this book for 2 whole years and tried to get a publishing contract. That is a brave decision to make, and after many rejections from publishers and dwindling savings account, she self published.
What happened from there is truly extaordinary. Within a month she was discovered on Twitter and asked if she would sell the rights to her book for a movie, as well as receiving multiple offers from major publishing houses.
I cannot do her amazing story justice so I recommend you read My Journey: Self-Published To Big Publishing Deal. Better yet, if you want to hear her story in person then I suggest you listen to our podcast.
In this interview with Torre DeRoche you'll learn
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Direct download: 231620The20Suitcase20Entrepreneur20Podcast20Series20-20Torre20De20Roche.mp3
Category:Personal Development -- posted at: 6:32am EST
Mon, 9 January 2012
So you want to take on the world then? Have grand dreams of starting your own business but just not sure where to start? Or perhaps you think you're too young, too old or not talented enough to be a successful entrepreneur.
Well I have a treat or you in this first Suitcase Entrepreneur Podcast episode of the New Year.Since I missed an episode in December I thought I'd make it up to you with this bonanza interview with the amazing Natalie MacNeil.
I mean who else starts their about page with these words and means it:
She started her blog She Takes on the World four years ago and today it's one of the top blogs in the world for career-minded women and women entrepreneurs.
She is also the Co-founder of Imaginarius, an award winning digital media company known for its groundbreaking work in interactive innovations and creative online marketing strategies. In 2011 they won an Emmy award for Out My Window, the world’s first 360 degree, full feature documentary.
I'm not sure that Natalie sleeps actually as aside from her full time business and leading blog platform she has also written and published her first book thats's due out in March.
Not content with being recognized as Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Impact Organizatiom in 2010, or being the 2010 winner of Blog of the Year at the Stevie Awards.
She contributes to a number of media outlets discussing entrepreneurship, women in business, and using social media and online tools.
What's more she gives back in a big way through mentoring and volunteering for charities she cares most about and is also the Co-founder of Treehaus; a not-for-profit coworking space for entrepreneurs.
To top it off she's also my partner in crime over at Women Entrepreneurs Mastermind and I love every moment that we get to coach and nurture our program members. It's a very symbiotic relationship. At the risk of sounding all Jerry Maguire, she completes me.
I don't tell you all this to make you feel you are a mere human, but to show you how much you can achieve if you put your amazing mind to it. At just 25 years of age, Natalie has not only worked on her business skillset but her powerful mindset and she shares those tips with you today to start your year off with the bang.
In this interview with Natalie MacNeil you will learn:
Listen to podcast interview with Natalie MacNeil now.
Top Three Tools Natalie Can't live without
Since we discussed so many other topics during this interview that you absolutely must listen to and be inspired by, we only had time to cover the top 3 tools Natalie recommends:
For a list of all the tools I use to run my business and highly recommend you check out click here.
Direct download: 15_The_Suitcase_Entrepreneur_Podcast_Series_-Natalie_MacNeil.mp3
Category:Personal Development -- posted at: 7:56am EST