Bring Your Authentic Self to Work with Nailah Blades Wylie

Nailah Blades Wylie is an entrepreneur who has coached people in business and life. One of my favorite parts of this interview is her honesty as she answers each question. She brings her full authentic self in this interview, which leads to some great stories.

Highlights from the interview:

  • How being a black woman in America has framed her perspective.
  • What she is grateful for about herself.
  • Weathering the personal storms of life.
  • Dealing with a flat tire on the side of the freeway.
  • The importance of being truthful about the situation.
  • Cultivating your attitude to become more resilient.
  • The entrepreneurship bug bit her later in life.
  • Finding inspiration through watching other entrepreneurs.
  • Why jealousy is not a bad thing and how it helps you.
  • How she has dealt with pandemic burnout.
  • Embracing the seasonality of things.
  • Dealing with the failure of a product launch and what she learned from it.
  • Testing things out a little bit more to understand things better.
  • How reviewing your daily energy levels can help you be more productive.
  • Giving yourself space when you need it the most.
  • Finding downtime when you are feeling tired.
  • Getting more control over your time.
  • Understanding the voice in her head.
  • Rephrasing things to make them more palatable.
  • Why we don’t feel like we can bring our full authentic selves to our work.
  • Our energy levels at work.
  • Learning from taking bigger risks.
  • Favorite Speaker and Favorite Podcast.
  • Favorite Book - The Alchemist and The Four Agreements.

You can learn about Nailah over at her website, Nailah Blades and her non-profit Color Outside. You can also connect with her at LinkedIn and Instagram.

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