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If you watch Good Morning America, it’s likely you’ve seen Tory Johnson’s powerful segments that help women advance their careers and start small businesses. (She’s even spotlighted one of my coaching clients!)
Last year, everyone noticed how great Tory was looking, and it wasn’t hard to notice because she’s lost more than 70 pounds, after carrying extra weight for most of her life. The process was so transformational for her that she wrote a New York Times bestselling book about her journey called The Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life.
What’s so inspiring about Tory is that, throughout her career, she’s been brutally honest about her journey. She’s been fired, and she’s struggled with her weight. But instead of keeping her stories to herself, she’s opened up and shared with all of us, and that’s what helps women learn from each other.
After being unexpectedly laid off from NBC News, she decided to take her success into her own hands and create job fairs for women. In 1999, she founded Women For Hire from her New York City apartment. Since then, she’s built two multi-million dollar businesses, and Glamour magazine dubbed her the “raise fairy godmother” for her ability to help women ask for—and get—more money! I’m also a big fan of her Spark & Hustle conferences to help women get started building businesses of their own.
This fellow mom of twins joined me on Glambition Radio, and at the end of our interview, she shared her top three tips for success. Here they are, in her own words…
Tip #1: The past doesn’t define your future
Tory says, “If you have always been in a job you don’t like, or at a mediocre salary or income that you are not happy with, or at a weight that is dissatisfying, or in a relationship that is troubling, you can change that.”
Tip #2: Nobody is coming to your rescue… it’s up to you
“Give yourself the power of patience and perseverance. Nobody is coming to rescue you. Nobody is coming to hand out paychecks, bonuses and special perks and an easy way out. It really is up to each of us to make it happen.” ~Tory Johnson
Tip #3: You have to really WANT to succeed
Tory says, “There is incredible support and sources around us to tackle anything that we want, but we have to want it for ourselves. This (weight loss) would never have worked if I did it for my boss, if I did it for somebody else. And I think that’s true with building a business. It is true with relationships. It is true with weight. You have to want it for yourself, and you have the ability to go make it happen.”
One last thing… You’re going to love Tory’s story about happened that set her on the path, once and for all, to lose the weight.
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Love and success,