198. “Sexy Boss” Coaches Via Books, Websites, Online and in Person
Heather Ann Havenwood
Heather Ann Havenwood is a serial entrepreneur and is regarded as a top authority on internet marketing and business strategist since marketing her first online business in 1999. She’s also the author of Sexy Boss: How the Empowerment of Women is Changing the Rulebook for Sex, Money and Success, and The Game of Dating: Just for Men, a rule book for divorced men stepping back into the game.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
After multiple corporate jobs—“I’ve been fired from more corporate jobs than you can shake a stick at”—Heather realized her true destiny was to be an entrepreneur. Ironically, she was a shy child who needed speech therapy twice a week for several years. “Now I speak, coach, communicate and write. I also failed writing in English class but have published two books!”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
As the Internet was becoming popular, Heather tried her hand at online marketing. She created her own undergraduate degree in 1999, an interdisciplinary study focusing on telecommunications and web design. As one of the first students to go through the program, she earned a Master’s degree in online marketing at Full Sail University, Orlando, Florida.
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“You have to be willing to fail. Younger people are coming out of college terrified of failure and afraid to take risks. Throughout my life I have failed much more often than I’ve succeeded. Remember, Steve Jobs had many failures along the way. My advice is go do something really different from anything you’ve ever done before. Don’t be afraid to go learn how to fail.”
Steps to Success from Heather Ann Havenwood
1. Find and work with a good coach.
2. Don’t be afraid to go learn how to fail. You’ll fail more often than you’ll succeed.
3. Look at life as a game. It’s a lot more fun, and not so dramatic.
On Her Bookshelf
The Game of Life and How to Play It, by Florence Scovel Shinn
Top Tools on Her Browser
Connecting With Heather Ann Havenwood
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