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Michelle Weinstein, AKA The Pitch Queen, is the host of Success Unfiltered, which features an array of unique and inspiring guests. She talks to all kinds of innovators and achievers, including multi seven and eight figure entrepreneurs, Shark Tank veterans, authors, performers, and investors.

Her guests share their most intimate stories, no holds barred. It’s the raw and vulnerable stuff that you don’t always hear about, like major rejections, epic failures, and unrelenting setbacks.
They share their most inspiring stories of overcoming adversity, never giving up, and achieving success beyond their wildest imaginations.

She created this podcast to help entrepreneurs realize that they are NOT alone. Everyone who has attempted something epic has had their share of setbacks, failures, and NOs. By sharing unfiltered stories from extraordinary individuals who overcame hardships and ultimately achieved their version of success, her hope is to inspire others to stay in the game and hold out for their own dreams.

Her mission and goal is to inspire rising entrepreneurs to break through barriers, overcome obstacles, and make a bigger impact in the world. It’s her passion to show people how to take action, own their value, and grow their top-line revenue. You CAN build a successful and flourishing business and make a global impact by doing what you love, and Success Unfiltered will inspire you ever step of the way!

https://www.thepitchqueen.com/podcast-success-unfiltered/

Dec 5, 2018

080 | Sara Brooks Shares Why Confidence is Everything as an Entrepreneur

Sara Brooks brings nearly 15-years of comprehensive media experience to her role as Founder and CEO of Covet Public Relations. Sara’s diverse background has provided her with extensive knowledge and expertise in the public relations sector where she is known as a leading expert in media relations across print, digital, and broadcast platforms.

Prior to starting her PR career, Sara was a freelance editor, writing feature travel, beauty, fashion and entertainment stories for a highly circulated regional publication. From there, she transitioned to the world of television, working in casting for MTV and later at E! Entertainment Networks in Los Angeles

In the fall of 2014, Sara founded Covet PR, setting out to create a PR agency like no other by focusing solely on CPG brands in the food, beverage, and beauty space. Sara’s relentless passion for her clients, her extensive media relationships, and her tenacious approach to getting the job done have helped to make Covet PR one of the fastest-growing lifestyle PR firms in the country.

When an opportunity is presented to you as an entrepreneur, what’s your default response? Do you let your fears take over, or do you channel your confidence and answer with a YES?

Many entrepreneurs I’ve coached over the years will often have someone offer them an amazing opportunity, but because they don’t know how to do it and lack the confidence from the get-go, they immediately decide to turn it down.

My guest in this episode, Sara Brooks, aligns very closely with the quote by Richard Branson, “If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity, but you are not sure you can do it, say YES -- and, learn how to do it later!”

Sara believes that as entrepreneurs we have to stop letting our fear get in our way, and start seizing every opportunity we’re presented with. Have confidence in yourself that if you don’t know how to do something, you’ll be able to figure it out later!

If you’ve ever struggled on whether you should say YES to an opportunity or not, this episode is a MUST LISTEN episode of Success Unfiltered!

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Special thanks goes out to Sara Brooks for taking the time to chat with Michelle. Be sure to join us next week for our next new episode!

P.S. Why Do Most Business Strategies Fail? It’s not because they don’t work. It’s because you’re not READY for them to work. Before you can succeed, you’ve got to believe in yourself. And most of us don’t know how. But that’s all about to change! Let me show you my 3 best mindset hacks to help you raise your vibe, shift your thinking, and ultimately ROCK your business. Grab your copy right HERE and start believing in yourself, for REAL this time!

Here are a few key secrets we talked about in this episode:

  • Michelle introduces Sara Brooks.
  • Sara shares a brief synopsis of who she is and what she does.
  • Sara did not come from an entrepreneurial family, so when she stepped into being an entrepreneur she didn’t have a “handbook” to guide her. She believes in the “fake it till you make it” mindset.
  • The biggest NO that Sara experienced when Covet PR was new, occurred because they didn’t have a NY office. Listen to this episode for the full story.
  • When it comes to hearing NO, Sara takes each NO as a learning experience, she’s able to ask herself and her team, “What could we have done differently?”
  • Sara believes that when you’re struggling with the dark days of entrepreneurialism, the best thing you can do is surround yourself with a strong network of people who have been through similar situations.
  • Sara shares an exciting announcement about her and her company!
  • After working with a beauty company for over two years, they decided to leave Covet. Sara shares the full story in this episode (hint: the story has a happy ending)!
  • Sara shares her top three lessons from losing this beauty client.
  • “You can't have an ego in this field because, if you have an ego, you will constantly be disappointed.” ~ Sara Brooks
  • When you have an agency, there isn’t one person who is responsible for major losses. Sara believes that no matter what, you pick yourself back up and try again.
  • Through it all the YES’s and the NO’s, Sara wants to be a great example for her daughter. So, she gets up and works hard every day.
  • Sara shares a story of when Covet decided to turn away business because the company wasn’t comfortable with how Covet billed and their retainer rates.
  • As a rule, Sara does not negotiate.
  • Sticking to your rates can be tough in the beginning of your business. Sara shares how she handled pricing herself when she first started out.
  • Sara has always been able to capture an audience, but being a talk show host wasn’t necessarily in her future. Sara shares the full story in this episode!
  • Sara shares what she would tell her younger self.

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P.S. Why Do Most Business Strategies Fail? It’s not because they don’t work. It’s because you’re not READY for them to work. Before you can succeed, you’ve got to believe in yourself. And most of us don’t know how. But that’s all about to change! Let me show you my 3 best mindset hacks to help you raise your vibe, shift your thinking, and ultimately ROCK your business. Grab your copy right HERE and start believing in yourself, for REAL this time!

Music produced by Deejay-O  www.iamdeejayo.com