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Sweepstakes: Win a Mentor Session with #Levo100’s Natalie MacNeil (Closed)

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A #Levo100 giveaway, connecting you with the 100 Millennials who are shaping our world.

Many of us struggle with finding our dream job in the workplace — but in fact, your perfect role may not even exist. When she graduated college, #Levo100 Transformer Natalie MacNeil knew that solving that problem was her purpose in life. She’s spent her career building a sanctuary of training, resources, support, inspiration, and mentorship for Gen Y entrepreneurs. To read more about her inspiring story, check out her Levo profile.

Today, Natalie is an Emmy Award-winning media entrepreneur, bestselling author, and Creator of SheTakesOnTheWorld.com. She Takes On The World is focused on transforming businesses around the world through The Conquer Club, a 12-month implementation incubator for ambitious entrepreneurs. Get more of Natalie’s expertise in our two new Levo Guides: Learn to Love Your Job and Turn Your Side Hustle Into a Full-Time Job.

Sweepstakes: Win a Mentor Session with #Levo100's Natalie MacNeil (+ More!)

Prizes: Now’s your chance to meet with Natalie and learn from her years of experience in the entrepreneurial space about how you can create your dream job. This 1:1 virtual meeting will take you one step closer towards your own career Aha-Moment.

  • In addition, Natalie is giving away 3 copies of her BRAND NEW book “The Conquer Kit” (read all about it here).
  • All Levo users who enter to win this sweepstakes will be enrolled in a FREE, 2 week course (exclusive to Levo!) to learn about entrepreneurship from Natalie.

How to Enter: Tell us in the comments: what is the first question you would ask Natalie?

Deadline: Act quickly—you only have until Tuesday, November 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter the giveaway. The winner will be randomly selected on November 18 and may be announced through Twitter and Facebook, so don’t forget to follow us to see if you’ve won. We’ll also contact the winner through email so please add @levoleague.com to your safe sender list. Good luck!

PS: Don’t forget to join us for a live Mentor Power Hour with Natalie on our Facebook page on November 11 from 1-2 pm.

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Natalie, what steps did you take to get to where you are now? How did you know what path to follow?

I would ask: "How do you take a bunch of, often inconsistent, freelance jobs and turn them into your dream career?"

What is your number 1 advise to how to do networking the right way?

Victoria Halewicz
Victoria Halewicz

I am currently a first-year college student at the University of Illinois. What advice can you offer me at this point in time? In other words; what are some of the perspectives that you've gained over the years that you wish you knew at my age?

Thank You,
Victoria

Jessica Herring
Jessica Herring

I would love to ask her how I could start my own business doing what I'm passionate about ...plants!

How can I begin to brand myself throughout my social media accounts?

I got lucky; my current role is quite close to my dream job. I have so many other passions; however, that I often wonder if there is more than one dream job for me out there. How do you recommend synthesizing various, seemingly unrelated passions into one perfect role?

Lauren Dobey
Lauren Dobey

How do I take my business to the next level?

Elizabeth Goddard
Elizabeth Goddard

The first question I'd ask Natalie is: How do I start to scale my business/leverage my time more effectively?

Emily Rosenberger
Emily Rosenberger

How do I create my dream team on a budget?

I appreciate that you've integrated your personality and personal interests into your business. I see this with many successful ventures these days. So my question is - How do you develop this integrated "real personality" into the business without it seeming too over the top or even fake?

Sally Chamness
Sally Chamness

How can I increase my visibility without people feeling like I'm pushing my offerings down their throat?

Maggie Luther
Maggie Luther

There are so many things to do as a business owner, and so many platforms to use in the online world. As a predominantly online entrepreneur, I would ask Natalie how she knows when something is worth her time and energy to invest in, like doing videos, or getting on a new social media platform, or doing live webinars, etc.
Once she makes a decision to invest in ways to educate her tribe, how long in her business does she give this 'avenue' time before deciding it is a worthwhile venture or not. Does she look at emails on list? Money generated? Community engagement? What else?
Since relationships with our audience take time to grow, what is the strategy she uses to know if she is spending her best time in the right places. A girl can't do it all:) Even with a rockstar team!

I would like to ask Natalie how I can turn my business of teaching women how to side hustle into a bigger side hustle!

How do you find your "why" when there are so many things competing for our attention?

Todd Rumsey
Todd Rumsey

AM I SACRIFICING EXCITEMENT FOR COMFORT? IM BORED AT MY WORK BUT IT DOES HAVE SOME PERKS

Peace Manuagwu
Peace Manuagwu

How do you find your target audience and build a following?

When you think you found your passion, how did you know it was the right one?

Miriam Traore
Miriam Traore

How did you distill all of your interests or causes into one viable idea?

How do you prepare yourself to make the leap from working for someone else to working for yourself?

Roya Sabeti
Roya Sabeti

What advice would you have for someone who wants to start their own company?

I would ask, how do I create my own success?

What one Leadership quality do you think I need to be an effective Social Entrepreneur especially since forming a foundation as a business owner

Hi Natalie, my department is dividing itself into four compartments/roles in the next six months or so. I have interests in skills in two of the roles/compartments, and I'm not sure where I belong, and neither are my leaders. How do I carve out a path that lets me get the best of both roles?

I would ask her about prioritizing - how did she decide when she was ready to move forward from her last goal, and how did she juggle it all?

Anonymous
Anonymous

When I think of working for myself and doing what I truly want to do, so many thoughts and actions come to my mind at once! How did you reel it all in and figure out where to start? Have you ever struggled with feeling a bit scatter brained about your business?

Hi Natalie, how do you stay fully engaged in your day job while trying to find your vision and build your side hustle into a full-time business?

Could you mentor me?

My current role and job is close to my ultimate dream job of doing community relations, program development, and event planning/management in non-profit and sports. How do I take my skills, purpose, and passion in my current role to the next level?

I would ask Natalie how to plan for a business where your goal isn't about the money at the end of it, but the impact it makes on the lives of others.

How did you give up fearful thoughts to succeed with your dream career?

Hi Natalie- I'd love to know how you prioritize all of your different ventures and allocate time to them? I have a few ventures going on and it's always a juggling act.

I would ask Natalie if she believes that following a passion leads to success, and if so, then how can we find our passion?

How did you know it was time to make the leap into the world of entrepreneurialism?

Natalie, I have a ton of interest but no single passion. How do I narrow my interests to one that will become my passion and provide for my family?

Natalie - How did you discover your passion and what advice would you give for someone wanting to completely switch careers?

What advice would you give to those who lack either the emotional or financial support of their family when trying to transition to a career path off the beaten track?

Natalie - Have you ever felt stuck in a job or career path? What advice would you give to someone who is in that position now and is nervous about taking that "leap" and starting over?

Michelle Thompson George
Michelle Thompson George

I have a few big ideas but no idea how to start or how to gauge the best idea to start with. How do you narrow down your focus into one idea and how do you get started with little capital?

What is a good foundation to building my dream job?

How do I convince others that I am perfect for the role if I haven't done exactly that yet?

What are some of the challenges you have faced in your career, and how have you overcome them?

What is the single greatest piece of advice you've received in your lifetime?

RuthElisa Munoz
RuthElisa Munoz

Hi Natalie! What is the best way to market yourself in looking for a new career? I had a lovely job but bowed out due to salary issues & now am on the hunt for a new career.

People often advise wannabe entrepreneurs (like me!) who are struggling to come up with business ideas to mine their own lives for missing products or services and then determine if they can build a business to remedy the situation. How do you come up with a good entrepreneurial idea when what you seek to do is create not a product or service, but a paradigm shift in how we view and interact with a societal component such as education, the agricultural system, or in my case, the healthcare system?

Natalie, I find your story beyond inspiring as I'm a dreamer myself, often times I find myself having so many "dreams" I just can't find a focal point, I want it all. My question is, how did you know, "it" was your "it" moment, as in, how do you know which "dream" could turn into your reality as it is today? When do you know how to just go for it once in for all?

What do you think is the primary topic(s) of concern for small business owners? This includes eCommerce and physical store platforms.

Katie Peoples
Katie Peoples

How would you advise a potential entrepreneur who has tremendous passion and a clear vision but lacks a bit of hands on experience and expertise in her field? I'm ready to make it happen but keep hesitating with fear that I'm not "as experienced" as the competition. (It has been difficult to land a gig in that field to get the experience)

As a young female, I find it incredibly difficult to connect and network with more experienced women. I am not alone. Most of my peers harbor the following hypothesis: Women aren't willing to help other women in their careers in the same way that men help and lift each other up professionally. Do you think this is reality or a merely a trope?

Natalie acevedo
Natalie acevedo

What has been the most inspirational book you've ever read in support of self development and growth? Thanks!

If someone doesn't have a lot of money or business know-how, how would you advise them to take a step in the right direction?

how do i mitigate the financial risk of moving from an established career to something new?

I'm just starting out in my therapy and workshop business and know that I need to identify a target client to hone in my marketing. This is where I get stuck. I'm not sure how to narrow down at this early stage when I'm also looking to get a breadth of experience and figure out where to focus. How would you suggest moving forward?

Tiffany Gephart
Tiffany Gephart

I'd like to turn my side hustle (blogging) into a full-time job. I know I need a game plan but I didn't go to school for business (Political Science!) How do I create a detailed/practical game plan?

Richard Brandt
Richard Brandt

How can I capitalize on my specialized knowledge?

How can I get the courage to take a leap in my career when I'm not yet sure the risk is worth the reward?

Natalie, I find myself consulting for a lot of my friends, as friends, with my expertise as someone who can see through the chaos, I enjoy the challenge and being the person people turn to, and I can end up devoting a lot of time to this: it isn't something I am paid for currently. How do I start to leverage this into something that does pay?

Laure Williams
Laure Williams

I have had a hunch, many questions, and a few ideas for a business in the past few years but they only remain a tangled mess in my head: how did you piece the puzzle together?

I've never considered myself the type to be an entrepreneur. The thought actually terrifies me! How can I find the strength and courage to venture out on my own? What skills do I need?

Hi! How do you stay organized and on task when starting something new?

Why can't I put my finger on exactly what I'm truly passionate about??

How do I get over the fear of venturing out on my own??

lianna rodriguez
lianna rodriguez

How do I get seed money?

When you face obstacles and failures on the entrepreneurship journey how do you know when to be persistent and keep going versus when to pivot or change paths?

How, where do I begin?

Natalie: I am all over the place with my thoughts, ideas, and passions. I am so much of a people pleaser that I am not sure where to start or even how to start? Is a business plan my first step?

How can I get a job in marketing when I graduated with a degree in psychology?

What was your first "No" and how did you turn it into a success for yourself?

Jen Boddaert
Jen Boddaert

Who are your mentors & inspirations & how have they helped to shape how far you have come?

Lauren Hart
Lauren Hart

I am well-rounded and as such can do everything: project management, event management, human resources, operations and business development. With such a complex resume, how do I get the attention of potential employers? I seem to get passed over for senior level positions I would love to tackle. I've even been called in by temp agencies to go work for positions I had wanted and once there, have to explain the best way for the job to be completed because the person who was awarded the post doesn't know how. It's frustrating.

How can I overcome fear of failure and turn my dreams into a reality?

Jainessa Ware-Burrell
Jainessa Ware-Burrell

Is there a way to get rid of procrastination for good?

Iyonna Lassiter
Iyonna Lassiter

Where do I begin?

What are some resources I have to utilize in order to make my dreams come true?

Erica Voss
Erica Voss

What were some key questions you asked yourself in order to get clear about what your dream career path/job looked like?

Rachel Landers
Rachel Landers

How can I get ahead faster in my career?

Can you share some stories describing blockers and tactics, that when removed, really propelled your clients to the next level?

Cynthia Elias
Cynthia Elias

How can I take that first leap in my new career choice?

Anonymous
Anonymous

How can I build a dream career while in career I currently enjoy? Where do I start and how do I manage both?

How to start when you feel like you have failed and completely defeated? Where do you find the drive again, the positivity, the motivation? Where is it buried after you feel like you may have taken the wrong fork on the road to your dream career?

How do I even find out what my career is? I have so many fields I'm interested in and feel like I'd be good in most of them - how do I choose one?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Where do I start? I have ideas of what I want but can't get my ideas straight enough to make a game plan.

How do you determine whether stepping out on your own is the right choice?

How do you manage working on your short and long term goals simultaneously while getting an MBA?

How do you decide what to say no to versus what to say yes to? Aka what is your best yes?

What would you have done differently in your own career?

How do you determine which of your skills would work towards a future career and is there more than one option?

How do you balance your feminine and masculine qualities in the boardroom?

How do you stay inspired to follow the path you've set for yourself while also staying flexible and openminded enough to know when it's time to deviate from the path or leave the path altogether?

How do you balance saying true to yourself and what you've always wanted with what is the "smart" business choice?

Danielle Rucker
Danielle Rucker

How do you balance a 9-5 job and your side job that you're really passionate about knowing the ultimate goal is to make the side job the full time job in the future?

If you had the attention of the entire world for just 3 minutes, what would you say?

How did you figure out what career you wanted?

How to I bridge the financial gap between now and finding/creating/succeeding in my dream job, while maintaining my happiness and integrity?

Leticia L
Leticia L

How do you decide to make the leap from a steady career to pursuing your interests?

How do you successfully build your company and brand without sacrificing your personal values?

How do you balance being an career climber and entrepreneur at the same time without burn out or conflict of interest?

What are the most important things to do when turning my passion/side hustle into a business?

Laura Young
Laura Young

How do you know if all that you've been working towards is the right thing for yourself and leading you in the right direction?

What is the first thing I should be doing, right now, to discover my dream job?

How do you balance the short-term needs with long-term goals?

How do you stay motivated while on the journey to finding your career passion?

My business is solely based on 1-to-1 services, but I still want to be known as the "go to" for something. I'd love to hear your thoughts on how I can position myself as an expert and start offering trainings around that.

Anonymous
Anonymous

How you could build wealth/nest egg in the present economy...

How do you know when to choose a path as opposed to letting a path choose you?

Diane E
Diane E

When you have more ideas than time in which to accomplish them, how do you choose what to do first?

Amina Smith
Amina Smith

At the time of accepting a job but, finding out it was not what you signed up. What were the steps you took to stepping away from a job that you thought could provide a stepping stool or could have stagnate your dreams?

How do you create and manage time? I never seem to grab ahold of my own schedule.

How do you *know* when the idea/dream/desire in the (constant) back of your mind is Your Own, not simply something someone tells you you ought to be doing (because you happen to be really good in that field or such)?

Did you have struggles with family members when you told them you were following your heart and dreams? How do you convince them that this is what you really want and just want their support no matter what mistakes you make along the way. I feel my life is a continuous learning practice, mistakes are what makes me stronger in my efforts to achieve my goals. Unfortunately my family disagrees!

How can I overcome fear of leaving my job I have already started my coaching business and I'm making enough money but I'm afraid to let the job go because it provides safety for me and my entire family?

How do you motivate yourself to work hard for your goal?

How do I know if I'm happy right now?

How do you know your side dream job has become stable enough to leave your current full time work?

What do you do if you have a million things you are interested in/passionate about yet if you imagine choosing one single one and making a business out of it, they become dull and boring?

How do you reconcile a desire for stability with a desire to pursue entrepreneurship, especially when considering how many young people today have large student loan debt responsibility?

After creating your dream job, how do you create branding that communicates your passion while attracting potential clients?

If given a chance to talk to your younger self, what advice would you give? And would you?

What was the biggest self created hurtle that you had to overcome to get to where you are today and are you still dealing with that?

What are the tools or abilities that you must have when you are starting a business and how do you create them for you?

I just recently discovered my passion, but I don't know what steps to take to make in into a career. I would love to hear your advice on that! :)

Kiva LaTouche
Kiva LaTouche

Considering student loan and personal responsibilities, what's the exact next step following the decision to move toward becoming an entrepreneur?

Anonymous
Anonymous

How do I figure out what I can do for a job that makes me happy to go to work and still make a good living?

Natasha Bhalla
Natasha Bhalla

How did you force your fears aside and move forward with your dreams? Fear keeps me from progressing sometimes and you have definitely figured out how to move past it!

Melissa Humble
Melissa Humble

Do you recommend keeping professional and personal lives separate? Or melding the two?

How do you manage your fears? Failures are inevitable, and great individuals learn to use them as tools, as opportunities for growth and learning. But sometimes fear of failure is the most crippling obstacle in our path. How do you suggest a person deal with their fears and their anxieties, and come to the table every day to do the work that they were destined for?

Where did you get the courage to make a change? What inspired you to take the risk?

If you were to start another business, what would you do differently?

What outside resources did you consider when starting out? Did you attend business school?

i would ask her what business advice did she get in the beginning that she wished she had listened?

My first question would be, "What was your biggest fear in getting to where you are today?"

What is your top tip for job searching in a city you don't currently live in, but are looking to move to?

Laura Cutshall
Laura Cutshall

How did you develop yourself as an expert in this field? What challenges did you encounter early on from those who would question your amount of experience?

Sharon Shatney
Sharon Shatney

How do you find your true career?

These are my professional and personal goals. Here's how I think I can connect them. What other suggestions do you have for connecting them and building a full, rewarding life? What other suggestions do you have for reaching them?

If your passion was not monetarily rewarding, would you have still gone for it? How does one decide between profit and passion?

I've found my calling. I am thrilled and bubbling over. How do I spread my excitement and enthusiasm without overwhelming those close to me? How can I channel my energy into the most effective places, and should I even try to "turn it off" in my everyday life?

Anonymous
Anonymous

What advice would you give someone who is still searching for their true passion?

How do you continue to maintain authenticity and set yourself apart from every one else on a similar path?

When you work as an entrepreneur in a field that is or is related to your passion, how do you keep yourself level-headed and objective? In other words, what can I do to make sure I don't run myself into the ground saying "yes" when my bank account or sleep schedule tell me "no"?

How relentlessly should one pursue taking their career closer to their passion vs staying in a job that is tolerable, relatively stable, and has solid income?

How do you balance your career with your personal life and trying to stay healthy?

Whats the next step when you don't know the next step?That moment when you get past the initial steps but then reach that point where you don't know what to do next and wish that red button you see on the commercial was real.

When changing industries/ completely different careers, but you don't know exactly the direction you want to take within that field, what's the best way to go about networking? More specifically, what can I say without sounding completely clueless?

What steps did you take to ensure that you would be able to secure your dream job of helping others?

What inspires you to keep believing in yourself?

How do you stay confident on the job hunt coming out of undergrad with less experience than your competition?

How do you find a balance between sharing ideas to spark change but not giving away all your ideas for free?

The ideal career seems to be a mutually exclusive, subjective formula between pursuing passion, status, maintaining a lifestyle and realistic logistics like family, commuting and sleep. How do you stay the course through the bullshit of entry level and middle management roles to stay motivated and ambitious?

Maiya Bourland
Maiya Bourland

There are so many exciting and interesting opportunities to chose from. How do I embody the path I chose 100 % without looking back to think " what if "?

What's the first thing you do/think about when you wake up and before you go to bed that helps you stay inspired?

What are the questions we need to ask ourselves to discover how our dream job looks like?

What was the final "aha" moment or sign that pushed you to start your own business? Taking the leap is mind boggling!

How do you know the right time to leave your current job in order to pursue your dream job?

At the end of the day, what is one message that you hope people whom you influence will remember? How has this message carried you through your career thusfar and how will it impact your vision moving forward? :)

How do you know the difference between being under employed and being overly confident?

Would you like to join me for a hike this weekend? #GetOutdoors

How can I make giving back / the socially-conscious aspect of my business a source of sustainable (revenue) growth?

How should entrepreneurs approach turning their side project into a full time gig? What are the things we need to take into account before going to work for ourselves!

What defining moment in your life helped you make the leap to create more than a job but a tailor-made career for yourself?

What is one thing that you see millennials doing when trying to break into the job market that isn't effective? What advice would you give to help remedy that?

Grace Huh
Grace Huh

How do you know if entrepreneurship is the right path for you?

What is your take on who you know vs who knows you? Do you think it is important?

Anonymous
Anonymous

What was the single most important factor that propelled you towards your current situation?

Anonymous
Anonymous

People often have great ideas that do not become realities simply because they did not know where to start. What is your advice for someone looking to toe an ambiguous starting line?

Tiara Richardson
Tiara Richardson

How to confront your fear of failure and the unkown that prevents you from moving forward with your dreams?

How to you stay connected on a daily basis to that powerful inner drive to create? I know everything is within me already, so how do I keep the clear focus that allows me to attract what I need to make it happen?

Tell me what inspired you to grow your passion in this industry.

emilie serrano
emilie serrano

What motivates you?

What advice would you give to someone stuck in a career that is not satisfying?

Isabelle Rohr
Isabelle Rohr

Burning question: What's your advice to single parents and full-time caregivers who may in particular struggle with time/energy/resources to get started on the path to successful entrepreneurship?

What do you wish you knew now that you could have known back when you first began this journey into this career?

How do you stir your creativity?

What is one mistake that you learned the most from?

How do I get people to listen?

How can I encourage a community on my website?

How do I turn my passion into an actionable business venture?

Natalie, what's the tipping post? When do you decide it's okay to let go of the security of the day job?

Danielle Madden
Danielle Madden

How do you decide and prioritize what to work on in your business? What projects to follow through with, people to work with, ideas to cultivate, etc..

Lita Bush
Lita Bush

Do you believe that every person has one purpose in life?

The deeper I get into building my business, the more I continue to come up against my self-imposed limitations, which I feel like are holding me back from turning my side hustle into a full-time gig. When this happens, it's tough because I know they're self-imposed, like perfectionism, always comparing to others, or fear of looking greedy, but I don't always have the tools or know where to get the tools to move past those. As I continue on this journey, what can I consistently return to in order to navigate through them and finally become full-time? THANK YOU. :]

Mary Lou Grabowsky
Mary Lou Grabowsky

Does your family meditate together?

What does it take to really conquer?

How can I ethically make a living out of mentoring fellow introvert entrepreneurs? :-)

How do you determine what skills and abilities you have that set you apart and attribute to your purpose in life?

Will I "fall behind" if I take a different career path than my peers?

What do you do if you love your company and coworkers but aren't satisfied with your daily duties and feel there isn't much room for growth?

Amy Kircher
Amy Kircher

Who are the people that inspire you and where do you go for inspiration?

Ashley Matheny
Ashley Matheny

How can I create my dream business??!!

How do I blend my full time professional gig while pursuing my passion to start my own business?

Ta M
Ta M

How do I narrow down the list of businesses I'd like to start?

Jenna Glickman
Jenna Glickman

How do I turn my interests and abilities into a viable business venture?

Nicole Alvarado
Nicole Alvarado

How do I make the jump from the corporate world into owning my own successful business?

If my dream is to work with and open non-profits for youth, how do I then turn that into a lucrative situation that can benefit those in need and myself as well?

I'm juggling a couple of careers and also trying to keep making music which is a major dream of mine, but I've lost hope in the music industry. How can I empower myself to turn my music career into something that's in my hands?

How were you able to make that jump from a 9-5 to having your own business and still maintain a healthy lifestyle/positive mindset?

Catherine Roedel
Catherine Roedel

How do you have the confidence to jump from a stable corporate job to following your passion?

Love this!
Hi Natalie, as you built a female led, female-focused company did you have mentors or advisors in your corner who really understood your industry and mission? Did gender matter when it came to mentorship? Thanks!

Sara Jen
Sara Jen

How do you manage your long term career goals?

How do you know when you are ready to bring on a partner? What questions would you ask to make sure you are choosing the right partner?

There are so many opportunities in this day and age. I've heard many people say "Just pick one and go with it!" As someone who has so many different interests, I struggle to answer the question "describe yourself." How do I position myself as a lifelong learner, activist, and storyteller when I am still trying to overcome my fears of choosing one path to explore right now?

Have you read the Lean Start Up? It's a method and process of starting a business intended to reduce the waste and investment that some traditional business models have. I would recommend looking into this and seeing how each of your businesses might fit into this model - maybe it will help with clarity! Good luck! http://theleanstartup.com/

What are some of the top traits you see in successful entrepreneurs?

How do you decide which passion to turn into a career?

What are your best words if Wisdom to help someone find there way to being someone, doing something important and bigger than themselves when they have no idea where to start and have many limitations because they are a stay at home mom since daycare is so expensive.

How do you balance your work life with your social life and family?

What path did you leave behind when you decided to become a mentor and support to others?

Thank you for offering this opportunity. I'd love to ask Natalie how she created an advisory board for her business and how often she meets with her mentors.

How do you recharge when you feel that you're in a rut?

I feel that after the years of studying and working all I've learnt best is to work for other people, following the path others (professors, bosses, advisors) have in mind and I don't seem to figure our how to get out of it. Is this something you had to deal with as well? What would your advise be to get out of this mindset?

Kara David
Kara David

What is the best way to maintain work / life balance?

How do you find your passion and still earn a living?

How do you stay resilient when other (influential) people might offer suggestions that would change your business plan but would make it more likely that you have their support?

What is the first thing you say to yourself in the morning to ensure your day will be productive and positive?

Heather Bien
Heather Bien

How do you prioritize when you feel as if you're being pulled in every different direction?

Lynn Chuba
Lynn Chuba

Thanks for offering this opportunity. I would love to ask Natalie how to best differentiate yourself in a start-up environment where everyone wears many hats? How can I stand out amongst my peers with similar skill sets?

At what age did you first know you wanted to change lives?

How did you motivate yourself to swim against the current and pursue your dream job instead of settling for what was available to you, and what was accepted by everyone else?

Karen Lehtovaara Bannister
Karen Lehtovaara Bannister

I'd ask her what she has learned from her single greatest failure.

How do you transition from your first dream job to your second dream job?

Anonymous
Anonymous

This is is amazing! I would ask: What is your morning routine?

How do you maintain a work/personal life balance?

Many times clients or coworkers think their issue is an emergency and saying no can be so hard! How do you organize your daily tasks?

How are you Fulfilling Life's Yearnings and what has that done for your life?

I would ask Natalie what she does to get out of ruts!

Emma Crowley
Emma Crowley

How do I make sure I am choosing the right career path!

How do you find the time?

Greg Brooks Jr
Greg Brooks Jr

How would I go about starting my own business?

How do you choose what to focus on when there so many different interests/skills to pursue and develop?

what was the inspiration behind writing your book?

How long do you pursue a new direction without obvious success/progress before deciding it's time to stop?

How does one best evaluate what their job skills may be?

Do you ever run into shiny object syndrome? If so, how do you incorporate all of your creativity and ideas, or do you?

What is the single most important lesson you've learned?

What is the best way to contact someone whose career path and achievements you admire but you don't necessarily have a skill to offer in trade for their time? Do you not reach out at all until you do?

How would you suggest creating experience when you don't have that experience from a job or a college degree?

I am currently preparing to move from the Twin Cities to NYC. My move will take place just about one week after I graduate from college, and I will only know a couple of people in the city. So my question is what is your best piece of advice on beginning to build a professional network in a new city?

K. G.
K. G.

How do you focus your idea (s) when you have many interests and a diverse background of career experiences and skills?

How do you avoid jumping from career to career, while balancing the need to explore what you're truly passionate about/good at?

How do I go about making my business meaningful ? My business is very personal to me so I would like to share those feelings with everyone else and make it significant and help others in the process.

How do I make my freelance career more sustainable?

Entrepreneurship required focus in so many directions. How do you continue to stay focused on the end goal? How did/do you keep yourself motivated?

Erika Kuzmicz
Erika Kuzmicz

I've been struggling with motivation and feeling uninspired in my field of work for some time now, but I'm not sure how to go about finding something that truly excites me for a next step. How would you suggest exploring new options to find that spark again?

how should I find work at my age of 50? I was laid off.

I would really love a mentor! I would want to ask her how she discovered herself as a leader in a world full of followers?

I like what I do, but I want to keep learning and moving up. How can I utilize principals of entrepreneurship to grow in my career?

We all look to pursue fulfilling careers. If one has an idea of what that passion lies in, what recommendations do you have to help one confirm her "dream job" before she chases after it? How do you get experience in another industry while working in a completely different one?

Ilysa Forman
Ilysa Forman

How do I go about getting my resume in the correct hands?

Love what I do, but have been doing it for 15 + years. I believe I am ready for a shift, there are so many things I want to be a part of...how do I decide, and where does the job exist that can satisfy many of my skill sets and desires?

She is such a great role model. I would love to know how she kept being focussed on her goals without getting demotivated by negative people.

Lucy O'Connor
Lucy O'Connor

It seems every millennial is in some way dissatisfied with their career or current job. So now, the majority through out the idea of creating that ideal job--is that a millennial mentality of never being satisfied talking or is it possible that we are just that powerful and ingenious of a generation?

I run my own business, which is profitable, but after three years, I don't make enough on it that I can live on those revenues alone. (I have a side job to help round out my income.) How do I know if I should keep working at my business to help it grow or start channeling my energy somewhere else (perhaps a new venture)?

Jannet Torres
Jannet Torres

How do you stay focused and narrow down your career interests when you are truly passionate about a variety of ideas?

A Luck
A Luck

How do you know when to move forward with an idea and how would you gauge if an idea would be successful or not?

How do you network and get job job opportunities that are your passion with limited experience or find new career path?

Tiffany M
Tiffany M

On your journey to becoming an incredible and successful entrepreneur, what is one mistake / poor business decision that you learned from? I would be thrilled to learn from Natalie.

How do you stay motivated and define and stay connected to your why? I shift between balls to the walls motivation and laser focus to ambivalence for a day, then back to it. I'd love to be more consistent over time instead of manic!

Where did you begin with the idea for your career path, and how did you make that first step to take it from an idea, into reality?

There's so much talk about letting your passion fuel your entrepreneurial pursuits, but what if you don't have a passion? What if you just want to be at the center of meaningful work? How do you turn that desire into a business, or should you?

Anonymous
Anonymous

How do you move past the self-doubt that comes with being a woman with ideas, especially financially.

When would you recommend instituting entrepreneurial curriculum into the schools to create strong and knowledgeable young women?

I left my previous job/carer; am I at 48 too old to hit the reset button and pursue one of my many passions?

Jilnar Mansour
Jilnar Mansour

How important is identifying and aligning values to our career?

What inspires you? And how do you inspire others when they feel they have no career direction?

How did you discover what you were truly passionate about in life? What was the first thing you did to create the path towards having a career you're passionate about?

As a woman who has spent her career building a sanctuary of training, resources, support, inspiration, and mentorship for Gen Y entrepreneurs—what specific tactics and resources do you provide women of color who seek to not only overcome obstacles limited to the issues of gender and class in the workplace, but also to assist in overcoming racial setbacks as well ?

How did you find the courage to go after your dream and fight the fear of failure?

How do you quell the feedback of naysayers who say you cannot achieve what you set out to do?

How might one combine several disjoint interests into creating the perfect career or business?

Betsy Milne
Betsy Milne

If you could go back to when you started your journey, what would be the one thing you would do or prioritize differently and why?

How do you become an expert in ONE thing when you are passionate about so many things? Is it possible to build a successful coaching career with multiple niches early on?

Kathy Tran
Kathy Tran

What advice would you give to people who are unsure how to find or create a job that they are passionate about?

Hi, Natalie, welcome to NY! From a fellow enthusiast of entrepreneurship, I believe the greatest opportunities haven't even been invented yet. So I ask, what drives you, and how do you choose where to focus?

Where to start in crisis mode?

How do you figure out exactly how to turn your passion into something you love? I know what I really am passionate about, but can't figure out a business that incorporates my passion and is something I'd be willing to dedicate all of my time to.

Kamlesh Nanda
Kamlesh Nanda

How to find out what you are passionate about in the world of opportunities?

How do you choose where to direct your efforts?

How do you decide which of your skills or passions to focus on for your future career?

After 7 years working in the same company, how do you convince people hiring in other industries that passion and entrepreneurial drive is worth the risk?

After jumping from company to company, How do you use your experience to create your own business and brand?

Scott Holdridge
Scott Holdridge

What's the key to networking?

How do you break through when you keep having doubts about where you are in your career?

How do you apply your current experience and skills to your resume when looking to transition career fields?

If I know how to really change the world, would you help me? bit.ly/PMPitch2

What's the best advice anyone has given you?

What was the biggest aspect that inspired you to leave your career to fully commit to She Takes on the World?

How do you you get customers?

How does one move from the place of fear of the unknown and the safety of a full time job towards one of entrepreneurship?

what are the first steps I should take in starting my buisness

Paula Satin-Shein
Paula Satin-Shein

How can I establish a brand to get a grant?

How were you able to take all of your varied skills and experience and use it to market yourself as a multi-faceted, multi-talented woman, as opposed to that of a flighty dreamer?

How do you turn your existing social network into a customer into a network of customers?

What is the best way to leave one field of work and start doing something different, but still slightly applicable to my current line of work?

Most career advice tells you to "pick a niche" or else you're in for a rough ride...how do I create a successful dream job as a generalist with a whole constellation of talents? Is there a way to make "Jill-of-all-trades," in other words, work for someone like me?

Krupa Patel
Krupa Patel

You've got your idea- is there a one key element for the foundation to implement your plan? What do you feel is the foundation to successfully carry out your plan/goals?

Who do you lean on for support/inspiration to conquer new projects and endeavors?

Ernie Brown
Ernie Brown

How can you convince your male business partner that a woman can get more in the way of deduction and bid awards than a man?

What is your organization/goal routine? Do you do it annually, quarterly, monthly, weekly?

​When you feel energized and excited to start a new career endeavor but all you hear around you are naysayers, how do you get the courage to proceed?

How can I get employers (and myself) to get past my age and see me as a viable creative addition?

Is it wrong that I went to college with one career in mind, but feel I'm meant to do something else?

How do you confront that fear of failure that goes with trying to conqure your goals?

Natalie Rex
Natalie Rex

What are some ways to connect with older individuals who are on career paths I admire, and how do I reach out to them for possible mentorship relationships?

How could I establish a brand to get a grant?

I have working my entire adult life in the same industry, retail management. How do I go about starting a new and working behind the scenes, such as marketing or product development?

Andrea Marchesi
Andrea Marchesi

What surprised you the most when you started working for yourself? Is there something you wish you’d known or a skill you wish you’d had starting out as an entrepreneur? Or is there something you wish you had done differently starting out?

How do you marry your ambition and values for personal peace and advancement?

Gina Wilhelm
Gina Wilhelm

How do I make my fun and fulfilling sideline into a full-time career without winding up hating it and having no fun side job?

Kelsey Sowa
Kelsey Sowa

How did you make the connection between the commonly known term "entrepreneur" and the definition "your dream job realized"?

Saeema Salim
Saeema Salim

How do you create core values for your business that not only reflect your focus but also serve a base for driving your vision forward and form a link between purpose and competence for your team?

Amie Parker
Amie Parker

How can we create great workplaces for people that will be in these future roles?

Once you've identified your skills and market, how do you reach and win potential new clients?

Carlyn Dascoli
Carlyn Dascoli

What is the best way to balance skills, hobbies and interest to create and or realize an ideal career path?

What would you say to someone who knows what their passion is and knows what they want to do, but is paralyzed by the laundry list of to do's that makes working towards the ultimate goal seemingly impossible?

How did you get started when you discovered your passion in life after college?

Iza Witkowska
Iza Witkowska

how someone who was convinced that he made the right career choice twice and found out he/she was wrong, makes the next step?

Mindy Rodgers
Mindy Rodgers

How do you create your hobby into a dream job when you do not have the finances to start? But you know what you're currently doing is no where near what you want to be doing...

Beth Harper
Beth Harper

How do you move forward when you have multiple dreams?

What is the first question you would want to be asked, and as someone focused on making their dreams reality is that even a question to ask you or ask oneself?

Rani Chavez
Rani Chavez

Once you've discovered your passion or dream job, how do you move past the fear of the security (financially and stability) of a 9-5 job to pursue your dream?

When did you know this was the career path you wanted to pursue?

How can we create profitable businesses to help those who cannot pay for products or services? In particular, people who are struggling with student loan debt. Thanks!

Katelyn Bourgoin
Katelyn Bourgoin

What's your secret to overcoming fear and maintaining self-confidence?

Celia G.
Celia G.

What's the best marketing/PR investment you've made to attract business?

Jessica Jombai
Jessica Jombai

How do you know that your hobby and/or passion is what you should be pursuing as a career?

How do you keep momentum?

When you get discouraged; what do you immediately do to quite your mind and refocus?

Daniella Bodansky
Daniella Bodansky

You have found your purpose and been able to coach and inspire others, but what do you feel will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you?

Jamie Holmes
Jamie Holmes

How do you know if risking it all for a new career path is going to be worth it? With a family to support, how do you take that risk without knowing it will work out?

What should the first step be for someone who doesn't have a clue of what to do, even after earning 2 Master's degrees?

How do you pick one passion to pursue as a career? I have so many things I feel strongly about, but I don't feel that I'm an expert in any one area.

What is the one mistake you see young professionals make most often?

Where do you start? I have ideas on what I'd like to do but there are so many choices to be made, so how do I ensure I'm making the correct ones for my life?

How do you find a career to use what you are passionate about?

How do you pursue a new career, that you know you'll be passionate about, but when you don't feel like you're an expert?

Katelyn Bourgoin
Katelyn Bourgoin

How do you stay focused on creating value for your community as new opportunities present themselves?

Karen Angela
Karen Angela

If you have a career in mind that you feel you would love but have no experience or schooling in that field - how would you start pursuing that career?

Sashank G
Sashank G

Who should be the next person I talk to regarding career goals and entrepreneurship as a whole so as to learn valuable guidance?

Elizabeth M
Elizabeth M

Is it possible to move to a strategic leadership position without having to show these skills in a people management position first?

Moirai Ross
Moirai Ross

When your passions extend beyond one field or area of expertise, how do you choose where to start? Or rather what advice would you give someone on deciding where to start, i.e. deciding on a field? Especially when one is equally passionate about each area.

Darrol Harris
Darrol Harris

I have ADHD and have numerous passions. How would help me target the best or right one?

Emily Steiner
Emily Steiner

I'm graduating college in a few months and have an idea for a business I'd like to start. What should my first steps be? Where do I even begin?

Malena Kathryn
Malena Kathryn

The biggest hurdle I can imagine when starting my own business is: how do I obtain/afford health insurance. That is the main thing keeping me at my day job.

What was the most significant thing that happened to inspire you to take the first big step toward your current career?

What were the exact steps you took to get to where you are now? What experiences, education, and people helped you? What was your mental state along the way?

What am I doing wrong to keep running into people that disappoint and break promises.

I find the wrong people in my life that take me back 20 steps instead of follow through on their words


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