Released 22 March 2017 Subscribe: iTunes
Shaa Wasmund, MBE is a Sunday Times Bestselling Author and a very successful entrepreneur. She’s also a dear friend and one of my most influential mentors. And one of the interesting things about Shaa is that she’s the UK’s only female boxing promoter.
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Shaa had had events happen in her youth that led her to have a survival mindset, and that it was her against the world.
Shaa’s mindset changed when she was able to attend a school on a scholarship. There she could see all the other students and how privileged they were, meanwhile she was living in a hostile for homeless families. While comparing herself to the others, she decided that she would take control of her life and vowed to never compare herself to anyone ever again.
Shaa talks about the difference between doing the work and following steps. The work always needs to be put in but you do not have to follow anyone’s steps.
She believes in taking action, because when you wait, you hesitate.
Shaa had a second major breakthrough when her son’s teacher informed her that he was a very talented athlete but he didn’t have an interest in doing it. When Shaa asked her son why he said, “Mommy just because your good at something doesn’t mean you want to do it.” It was at this point Shaa realized that is what she was doing with her business.
Shaa believes her greatest gifts are her relationships, and how rock solid they are. If she were to fall she wouldn’t even have to ask them to pick her up.
“I felt very much that I had to take onboard everything and fight against everyone for whatever it is was I wanted.”
“I was in this situation and I was never going back there, so what that did was empower me to take all kinds of risks.”
“I won’t be lulled in to believing that in order to do this, I have to do this first.”
“Sometimes just that one thing that you say to somebody can mean the difference between life and death, it can mean the difference between success and failure, and it can mean the difference between carrying on and giving up.”
“I am forever grateful; that to me is the greatest gift in life is the people that I have in it.”