673. So Good at Her Job That She Quit
Tanya was in her mid-20s, already bringing her company more business than any other employee. One day, just before she was to give a big presentation, the CEO called her into his office and told her she had brought in too much business–and was making her senior co-workers look bad. That was the final straw.
Tanya Conner-Green has been coaching female entrepreneurs who are struggling to make money in their business since 2015. As a former “corporate prisoner” who was often referred to as “the little pit-bull” in the insurance firm where she worked, she is keenly aware of how important it is for her clients to succeed in their business and not go back to a soul-sucking 9-5 job. She has a unique approach to her business coaching because of her strong focus on human connection and vulnerability. She focuses on helping women move beyond the fears and self-doubts that keep them hidden behind their computer screens so that they can get visible, get vulnerable, and stand out from the crowd online in order to make 6-figures-plus in their online businesses.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
“I got a job right out of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, working at an insurance company. Because I am quite rebellious, I was really good at negotiating, and had a really incredible boss who believed in developing our minds to make our own decisions. He taught me to have my own opinion and make my own decisions. Obviously, I didn’t know very much at the time, and at first I would say, ‘I don’t know the answer! What should I do? Help me, tell me!’ But my boss would say, ‘No, if I tell you, then you’re just going to have the same opinions as I have.’ I learned early that group-think is not good. We don’t all have the same ideas, the same mind. We all think differently.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
“The turning point was the day I found out that I had made the company the most money of anyone else in the company. I got called into the CEO’s office, sat me down and said, ‘You’ve been producing too much business. You’re making the senior people look bad, and feel bad, and they don’t like it.’ I asked myself, ‘How do I work for a company that just asked me to make them less money? What kind of company says that to someone?’ I was in my twenties and making senior people feel insecure about themselves. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“No matter how busy you are, you have 15 minutes a day to change your life. One small, 15-minute thing, whether it is reading about some other things or trying something new or different, being creative, taking a bath or meditating. Do whatever it takes to get your mind out of your daily routine and start thinking about other things. It is about exposing yourself to other possibilities. A lot of people simply are not getting exposed to what is possible.”
Steps to Success from Tanya Conner-Green
1. Give yourself permission to explore what else you could do in your career if you really want to do it.
2. Take at least one 15-minute action per day to move in the direction you want. Do that regularly, consistently, daily and you will make a lot of changes.
3. Find good mentors and coaches who will help you think for yourself and develop self-confidence.
On Her Bookshelf
You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth, by Jen Sincero
Connecting With Tanya Conner-Green
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