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"Power is not given to you. You have to take it." Beyonce
(This Beyonce quote is on repeat right now for a reason.)
Sundays for me are resting, rejuvenating, getting organized and daydreaming.
What is it I want?
What is it I will do?
I think you already know this about me, but I have a love affair with women. I have decided that every Sunday for the remainder of the year I am going to feature power women. Some women will be in my life and inside my circle. Some outside. Either way a power woman worth taking note of. Late last year, I played with this idea and introduced you to Courtney Carrera. Today, please meet Erin Kelly. The real deal Erin Kelly.
Your Name & Company
Erin Kelly, Co-Founder of MemberVault, a company that is (literally) revolutionizing the way we deliver and sell content.
How do you show up as a Leader?
By keeping strong boundaries (which inspires others to do the same), stretching myself (which enables me to keep growing as an educator) and by keeping the highlight reel to a minimum (incomplete storytelling just makes others feel less than which is the opposite of a leader).
What's one way you manage your life that you feel you have mastered?
I always listen to my gut, even if it is pointing me in the hardest, most conflicted direction. And as hard as it is to take action when my gut tells me to, it always always works out for the best and opens new doors.
How do you give to your community?
I share my knowledge and am always striving to make our software tool the most useful thing out there for our users. We also support entrepreneurs around the world through Kiva loans.
What's the number one tip you would give another woman entrepreneur?
Follow your own path, and keep the self-judgment to a minimum. Your story will be different from all others, and that’s amazing.
What tech tool could you not live without?
Oooh, that’s HARD. I would say I probably use Evernote the most for both personal and business. And Spotify is definitely up there as well. In terms of tools I adore for my business and would hate to do without it would be Active Campaign, LeadPages, MemberVault (obviously, lol), SamCart and Canva.
What is your favorite business book?
That is a moving target! These days I don’t have a lot of time for books, and as much as I love podcasts, I don’t get to listen to them often. So I would say I love really great thought-provoking emails — Bryan Harris from Video Fruit and Ash from the Middle Finger Project are two that I always save to read.
What does self-care look like for you?
Being in the moment, whether it’s with my family, my laptop or myself.
What's your favorite quote?
“A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.” — John A. Shedd.
This past week Erin shared some real-deal training on email templates, swipe copy and engaging with your biggest fans. Truth be told, I am not even 100% sure if this is still being offered but I am hoping I can sneak you in if interested!
Thanks Erin for being such a leader in our community!
Quick side note from Ashleigh. Here are my most favorite tools ever.
- For audio motivation - Relentless by Tim Grover. I listen to him as I was in the mornings. My walk always becomes a power walk after listening.
- To focus during the day I love to focus@will. They say music helps you focus and for me it surely does. I blare the classical music. I am not sure how many people my age choose that over techno but either way I love it.
- Rosemarie Groner (from the Busy Budgeter) is a friend and I just LOVE how much she gives everything away. She tells you and anyone she can her detailed way to making money! Start with her Pinterest Strategy Guide that is worth every penny. Not. going. to. lie.