I speak for a living. And the biggest question I get when corporations want to bring me in to speak to their audiences is this: “When you get on stage and tell all of my people to go live their best lives, won’t they all quit?” Well, the answer is, surprisingly, “No.” Here’s
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Hustle porn tells us that “Entrepreneurship isn’t for the weak!” And, it’s true: it’s not. But it’s also not for the strong either. Being single-focused, blindered, unwavering won’t get you far. Or, at least it won’t keep you there when it does. As a serial entrepreneur and life-long mentor and coach to entrepreneurs,
The Mondayest of all Mondays is the Monday after vacation. I woke up this morning to that very Monday. But I love Mondays. Really, I do. I used to hate them, going through the weekend all woe-is-me with the S'Mondays encroaching and ruining my Sunday evenings, as if to add insult to injury. Then I
If you aren’t the hero of your story, it’s just not the right story. I’ve always believed this. But, note that I didn’t say hero of “the” story. I said hero of “your” story. You see, I think too often we let someone else’s story play out as our own, unwittingly, all the while beating
Fun fact: I’m actually a unicorn. Look, you can see it here, revealed in my shadow. What makes me a unicorn? I give a shit. And, I don’t just give a shit. I give a metric fuck ton of shit. I’ve always been an all-in kind of girl. I don’t do anything halfway. Run a
Last week I was told that I’m not good enough. Twice. One of those people looked me in the eye and told me that she knew I had work to do, saw my future, believed in me, and sat with me to help me map out how to get there. The other did not. She
When I was held back, I didn't know it. It's not abundantly apparent to those of us who believe we are pursuing the right path. Let me explain. I'm out in Denver at a conference for people like me who speak for a living. I was at this same conference this time last year. Holy
Do you ever reflect on your life - the past and the present - wishing if only you could freeze time? A friend of ours recently passed away. He was 47, a year younger than I am right now. My heart wrenches for his wife and his two young daughters. I immediately thought of