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On today’s show, I have Annie Spano who is the Founder & CEO of Style Collective, located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Annie and I became acquaintances after I had found her amazing podcast Becoming Fearless to pitch some of my clients to.
I quickly realized Annie and I had SO much in common. Down to how we both had not so great corporate work experiences during our 9-5 careers.
Annie and I talk about her horrible experience in her 9-5 and how she finally decided to leave, how getting laid off led her down the entrepreneurship route, advice she’d give to women on how to uplift other women in the workplace, tips on how you can become more fearless in your life and so much more.
Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!
Annie Spano | Founder and CEO of Style Collective
In today’s episode, you’ll find out:
- What the Style Collective is and who it’s for.
- How Annie went from being a math teacher to working at a billion-dollar company, to finally starting the Style Collective.
- The top fearless moment she’s had during her career and how you can become more fearless in your life.
- One thing people misconceive about the blogging/influencer industry.
- Her biggest struggle being an entrepreneur and how she combats it.
- Advice for women in the workplace who want to uplift and support other women.
Annie is the Founder of Style Collective and the Becoming Fearless podcast. Style Collective is a platform for female influencers to connect, grow, and learn how to be successful bloggers and entrepreneurs. The Becoming Fearless podcast is about finding your authentic self and living your values to become the person that you were meant to be. Annie connects women from all over the world through community and empowers them to do what they love through leadership and influencer education.
Key takeaways from this episode:
“I’m a big believer that your passion and your purpose for leadership for making an impact in the world all comes back to your life story.” – Annie SpanoI can use this tragic experience to fuel me and motivate me to reach even higher goals and realize my fullest potential. - @stylecollec Click To Tweet I worked really, really hard and it showed me that I can do anything that I put my mind to. - @stylecollec Click To Tweet
“This horrible situation that I went through, it doesn’t define me.” – Annie SpanoYou can be whoever you want. Your upbringing, your parents, your financial situation, none of these should hold you back. - @stylecollec Click To Tweet I was looking for a community of women to connect with because I desperately needed other people to connect with and uplift me during this really depressing and down time in my life. - @stylecollec Click To Tweet
“I love being able to create what people want.” – Annie Spano
“We need more people going after their dreams and goals.” – Annie Spano
“I think people think “Oh, you have a membership platform, you’re just raking in the dough for minimal effort” and that’s the farthest from the truth.” – Annie SpanoWhat's the 20% that's bringing us value and what's the 80% that we can cut out. - @stylecollec Click To Tweet
“There are months where sometimes I can’t pay the bills. Sometimes I can’t pay myself.” – Annie SpanoI don't need to be this big, mega influencer or have a million dollar business if I don't want to. - @stylecollec Click To Tweet
“It’s scary to do something different because you don’t know what the outcome is going to be.” – Annie Spano
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