Natasha Davis, Chief Visionary from VisionaryPeopleArise.com, joins us today on the BRAND New You show.
At Visionary People, Natasha’s specialty is Creatively Transforming the Visions for Success of individuals and small businesses, into Reality.
She is a certified expert in email & social media marketing and has been the recipient of the Excellence in Marketing award, the Entrepreneur & Executive Professional of the year award and was noted as one of the 40 under 40 movers and shakers in business by Career Magazine.
In addition to being a branding and marketing strategist, Natasha is also an Author, host of the TV show “A day in the life of business” and she is the host of the popular talk radio show “Coaching for success”.
CAREER PIVOT FROM NURSE TO ENTREPRENEUR
Natasha’s career started out like many careers do. She went to school, she graduated, she got a job. In fact, if you look at Natasha’s career trajectory you would have projected a long and prosperous career for her in the nursing field.
But like many of us, after a period time in her field, Natasha started to feel incomplete, like she was just going through the motions. She describes this as feeling robotic and empty.
She knew she was meant for something bigger, something greater.
As you can imagine making a career pivot from nursing to business entrepreneur is no easy task. But as you’ll discover when you listen to our conversation Natasha made use of the time in the margins of her life and attacked her developmental gaps with vigor.
To close her developmental gaps, Natasha did the following.
1 – Reading, Reading, Reading
2 – Expanded her Network
Natasha’s work ethic during this transition process is nothing short of exemplary. Going so far as to giving herself assignments from her reading and even throwing in an occasional quiz.
While the reading was essential to expanding her knowledge of business, she knew studying alone would not be enough. So she began to expand her circles.
I’ve mentioned before on the podcast the quote from Jim Rohn about the 5 people you hang out with, so I won’t repeat it here, but Natasha made it her mission to live out this great quote.
However, she admits she may have taken it a little too far as she reveals one of her biggest mistakes when expanding her circles. It’s a lesson we can all learn from.
VISIONARY PEOPLE ARISE
Natasha started Visionary People as a side hustle while still maintaining her nursing position. She knew she was going to make the switch someday so she started to save and plan for that day.
However, her plans were changed for her and Natasha openly talks about what her inciting incident was and how she reacted to it.
As we discuss the inner workings of Visionary People, Natasha Davis shares with us one of the critical mistakes that side-hustle entrepreneurs make and won’t realize they’ve made it until they make the leap to full-time.
This lesson is golden for anyone doing a side-hustle.
At VisionaryPeopleArise.com, Natasha and her team are keenly focused on helping budding entrepreneurs make the transition from full-time employment to running their businesses quicker, by avoiding the mistakes and pitfalls Natasha discovered during her transition.
During this part of our discussion, Natasha shares some of the hard-fought battles and lessons learned during her journey. Visionary People Arise is soon to be 10 years old and she speaks freely about the hardships, challenges and tough decisions she faced while building her business.
NEW BOOK COMING OUT
In addition to being a nurse and an entrepreneur, Natasha is also a two-time author. Her first book, “Get Grounded, stay grounded” was released in 2009 and her second book, “Unleash your Millionaire Mindset and build your brand released March 2016.
Unleash your Millionaire Mindset is a down to earth, unfiltered look at what it really takes to build a business. In the book, Natasha highlights 3 featured entrepreneurs, who have built a million-dollar business, who share the story of their struggles and how they were able to overcome them while building their businesses.
Natasha leaves us with these final thoughts.
“Don’t be so acquainted with the weaknesses in your life that you forget the strengths that are all around you.”