Amber McCue Joins Us On The Steve Jobs Inspired Join Up Dots Podcast
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Introducing Amber McCue
Amber McCue is today’s guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots business coaching podcast interview.
Have you ever had the dream as a kid when you are laying in bed all snuggly, and you think “wouldn’t it be great to have a clone of myself that I could send to school?”
Actually, you might be having those every same thoughts as an adult too.
How do we get everything done that we want to in life, and still have time for ourselves and our families?
Well todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview, is Amber McCue a lady from her base in the United States was doing just that, as a Mother, wife and business lady she knew how important it was to have more than one of you to help out.
How The Dots Joined Up For Amber
So she has set out on a path to help entrepreneurs with a vision take their work, their dreams and their income to the next level.
Helping them not to get caught in the trap of doing the stuff that wont push their business forward, but still has to be done.
Cloning themselves in fact.
But her life work, of helping others came from the belief that we all have a purpose in our lives, and it is up to all of us to work out just what that thing is, and then rock the world?
So how did Amber McCue find out what her purpose in life was?
And where does she feel that our listeners can find their own thing in life too?
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays Free podcast, with the one and only Amber McCue.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Amber McCue such as:
How she materialised herself being laid off, which put her in the mind-set to transition to something new on her own terms
Why it is so important and not necessarily expensive to get a mentor into your life as early as possible.
Why we should all be focused on “Working Easily” and how it isn’t too hard to be able to live life like this if we do thing in the right way
How on a windy day, working from home she had the epiphany that assured her that she is on the right track in life.
How the most successful people in life know the two most powerful words to type into the internet “How To” and use them daily.
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Audio Transcription Of Amber McCue Interview
When we’re young, we have an amazing positive outlook about how great life is going to be. But somewhere along the line we forget to dream and end up settling. Join Up Dots features amazing people who refuse to give up and chose to go after their dreams. This is your blueprint for greatness. So here’s your host live from the back of his garden in the UK, David Ralph.
David Ralph [0:26]
Yes, hello, everybody. Welcome to Episode 193 of a Join Up Dots. We have got a lady on the show today. I love the ladies, my wife doesn’t let me talk to ladies in real life. So this is a blessing for me when I get to do this. Have you ever had the dream as a kid when you’re laying in bed or snuggly? And you think? Would it be great to have a clone of myself that I could send to school? And actually you might be having those very same folks as an adult to? How do you get everything done that we want to in life and still have time for ourselves and our family? Well, today’s guest is a lady from her base in the United States who is doing just bad. As a mother, wife and business lady, she knew how important it was to have more than one of you to help out. So she sent me on a path to help entrepreneurs with a vision to take their work their dreams and their income to the next level, helping them not to get caught in the trap of doing the stuff that one push the business forward, but still has to be done cloning themselves, in fact, but her life’s work of helping others came from the belief that we all have a purpose in our lives. And it’s up to all of us to work out just what that thing is, and then go out and rock the world. So how did she find out what her purpose in life was? And where does she feel that our listeners can find their own thing in life to Well, let’s find out as we bring on to the show to start Join Up Dots, the one and only Amber McCue. How are you?
Amber McCue [1:50]
I’m doing great. David, what a intro. Thank you so much. That was fun to hear. Well, we have a little chat
David Ralph [1:57]
just before go. And we’ve got a lot coming coming up. We are people who like to reproduce Amber.
Amber McCue [2:04]
We are well put, yes, I have three girls.
David Ralph [2:10]
And what are their names? And what’s the ages?
Amber McCue [2:13]
I’ve got Lillian who is almost 16. And then I have two young ones, Audrey and Harper, who are respectively three and five months. So I’ve got quite a gap there
David Ralph [2:25]
you have, haven’t you so um, who Who’s your favourite? Who’s your favourite?
Amber McCue [2:29]
Oh, my husband and I actually talked about this this past weekend. And he asked me Who is your favourite? And I said, Whoa, he’s like, you know, they’re all favourite to me for different reasons. Which is exactly it, you know. And if I had to pick one, right now it’s the baby baby. And I actually saw a T shirt in a store once. It was a little one z and it said the current favourite, which is about right, she’s the easiest is the cutest sees. And literally the easiest baby of the three she smiles by the time she sleeps pretty well like so she’s probably the favourite, but they’ve all got their thing. You know, you know how that goes.
David Ralph [3:08]
Yeah, but babies are boring. And I I I’ve had my reproduction phase. And I would I couldn’t go back to baby. But that’s just boring, isn’t it?
Amber McCue [3:19]
You know, usually babies are not my favourite. My favourite age if I had to pick an age is probably that two and a half to three and a half age surprisingly, because typically that’s like terrible three stage getting getting close to it. But it’s so much fun. You never know what’s going to come out of their mouth. I mean, my three year old says the most hilarious stuff. But this baby is a little bit unique. For some reason she’s got me,
David Ralph [3:43]
I think that you are a blessed woman just having pre healthy children. And so I was being mean, I shouldn’t have allowed to you to pick a favourite because as you saying that all our favourite. But um, if you asked me, I’d give a different answer. I’d give a different answer. I won’t tell you who might be favourite.
Amber McCue [4:01]
Mark, Mark Luke, because they might hear it.
David Ralph [4:03]
Yeah, they might be listening. So you are you so you’re not actually just reproducing, but you are kind of reproducing in a business sense as well. That’s a segue and a half, you have learned how to clone yourself like that classic Michael Keaton film. What was that multiplicity? Many, many years ago, you have seen that so many businesses nowadays, get into the trap. And I’m going to find this fascinating because I feel like I’m just pulling myself out of the trap now of creating something which is, quote unquote, successful, but actually takes more of your time when the reasons that you’re doing it in the first place. You we start businesses, basically to create an income and give us free time. And for most of us, we kind of get trapped in the building process and can’t free ourselves to Ben had that free time. So you’re looking at creating a remedy for the world.
Amber McCue [4:56]
Yes, it’s so true. And you hit the nail on the head, like thoughts, and people are stepping into this. So they have a little bit more freedom, right, that’s the step away from corporate. So you’ve got the freedom to do something that you believe in, that you’re passionate about. But so often people get stuck in the weeds do it. Like when I started, I was trying to build a WordPress site like, Oh, this will be fun, I’m going to learn WordPress, Oh, my gosh, it was the most painful thing I ever did. And I went through many variations of ugly, ugly websites. You know, I thought I was proud of myself at the time I achieved something big. But if I would have gotten some help with that, and focused and stayed in the place where my true expertise is, I would have moved ahead so much faster. And this whole idea of cloning came about when one of my entrepreneurial colleagues said to me, man, don’t you just wish you could clone yourself sometimes. And I had a huge epiphany, because that’s what we did in corporate. And I tried really hard to separate myself from big business and separate myself from from core all around. But there are some valuable things that we were doing there. And we would create teams, and we would outsource and we would delegate and we would sort of share the responsibility. So we could focus on the things that we really do best. And as you start to research it, and look, that’s what the most successful people are doing. There’s a whole lot of research out there. One of my favourite books business brilliant by Lewis Schiff, he talks about the difference between self made millionaires and billionaires and people who stay in the middle class, when people who stay in middle class often try to keep doing things themselves, even if there’s someone out there that can do it better. Conversely, nine out of 10, self made millionaires and billionaires hand that stuff off so they can stay focused on what they’re good at. I mean, it just makes perfect sense when you talk through it. But so often, we just do it all I can do it all I can. But no, you shouldn’t,
David Ralph [6:54]
will put this kind of thinking. And I tell you what my thinking is, I used to work up in city of London, and I was a manager and senior manager of teams. And I always like to know how to do every single job. So that if somebody came along and said to me, I’ve got too much work, I can look at it and go, Well, actually you haven’t because I know how long it takes to do that kind of work. Now, when I started this job here, I had that same mentality, but I was going to know it inside out back to from upside down. So that when I start handing over bits to like virtual assistants, which is how we do it in the online world now, and they quote me two hours to do a task, I can go know, I’ve been doing it for a year, and it only takes 20 minutes, you should be able to do five of those in that period of time or whatever. But you can’t get to one point without the other Kenya, you can’t get to the point of being able to afford somebody to hand it over to you if you are starting a shoestring. So you’ve got to go through that period when you’re doing it all for yourself or bad. how cheap on opposing view and you feel like no, actually, you don’t have to do that. What What is your view on that?
Amber McCue [8:05]
I do have a bit of an opposing view. And I would argue that that as you think about right podcasting, that’s definitely something that’s your bread and butter. That’s your baby. That is the business that we’re talking about when you talk about doing an end to end, you know, uploading everything, producing a file show notes. I mean, that’s your baby. So I would argue that those types of things would serve you well to know, do you necessarily have to? Is that the only way? No, but I totally see your perspective on that. And I would want to know my baby as well. But on the other hand, right, I was doing stuff like I worked a full time job. So I some of your listeners might be able to relate to this. But I was working a full time job, I was starting to pivot and ramp up and build and think about what my business was going to be. And starting to step into that do some marketing and lay the foundation. I at that time had some means to invest. Not a lot, right? Because I was working I am still in that that middle class space, upper middle class, theoretically, but sometimes it doesn’t feel like that. But I’m still in that space. And so I had some investment to make. And if I would have started outsourcing things like posting my blog and doing all the social media, because I would go into WordPress and I’d be so nitpicky, it has to be perfect. This image has to be formatted just write these headlines. When I learned to systematised that, and hand that off, I saved myself hours. And I think, David, that’s where that’s the key piece of this cloning puzzle is you have to be a strong leader, right? You have to know your business, you have to know your vision. But if you have systems, you can hand those things off so much easier. And when I did, it was probably about a year in that I handed off that blogging process. And I wasn’t doing it well, because I really did not enjoy it. That was not my moneymaker necessarily, that was not my zone of genius, like getting into WordPress posting, following up on social media. I enjoyed some of it, sure. But it wasn’t what I needed to be doing to generate revenue and move my business and my passion ahead and get to the place of freedom. I documented that process so well, that when I handed it off to my first ever virtual assistant, she said, Oh my gosh, I’m never going to mess this up. You’ve detailed this so well, that and it saved me hours. Like it took me a couple of hours. Maybe if it’s if it’s a thoughtful, really detailed, well researched post, I’d like to that’s what I’m having the most fun is like find some cool new research, pull that in, build the business case around whatever I’m talking about. If it’s a if it’s a lighter one, it may it may take me half an hour, so half an hour to two hours versus the eight hours, I probably would have put in otherwise. And if you systematised you can get there faster.
David Ralph [11:00]
So when we’re talking about cloning, it’s obviously it’s not replicating yourself, because we can’t do that. But it’s about getting streamlined. It’s getting systems in place it’s getting virtual assistants is getting some kind of assistance, and basically looking primarily at what you do really well you’ll call streams, and farming of the things that you don’t do, but takes you three times as long.
Amber McCue [11:23]
Exactly, yeah, they take you three times as long. And it’s it’s not just a time thing. It’s also an energy thing. Like maybe you’re doing this thing, and it doesn’t take you very long, but you procrastinate to do it every time you’re supposed to do it. And then after you do it, you’re like, Yeah, I did it. But I didn’t like it. It’s like, try to get rid of that stuff. And for me, one of those things is a laundry. I’m so bad at doing laundry. I hate it. I don’t enjoy it. I feel good when it’s over. But I didn’t not good enough to do it on a regular basis. My closets the messiest in the house, and you
David Ralph [12:01]
should got to come down and tidy up is a cleaner.
Amber McCue [12:05]
I got some help. I’ll teach you that. No, I do. I don’t do my own laundry very often. So So what do
David Ralph [12:11]
you do it just just jumping into your personal life? Do you do the cooking?
Amber McCue [12:16]
I yeah, I do do some cooking. My husband and I go through phases. He does most of it. Or he used to I don’t know he’s in a funk right now, David. But he does most of the cooking, I help out but I get the groceries we sort of balancing. So we go in phases where like, you know, I’m really feeling like Sunday morning, I’m going to do some things. I’ll pick up the groceries on the way. Okay, great. And then there are other times I’m like, Oh, it’s not happening. If you want me to get groceries, think again. So then he’s like, Oh, no, it’s all right. I’m feeling it. I’ll go do it this week. So we have pretty good dialogue around it. And we do set up systems in our family. But we go through phases. It’s not it’s not always, you know, the same system? Because we’re not, you know, a little factory over here where people? And let’s see, I do disagree. I do the cleaning. I do some cleaning. I do I don’t do all of it. I get some help with that. My husband’s pretty good at that, too.
So so one
David Ralph [13:09]
big thing. But But the thing that ties in your personal life, what takes up most of your time? Is it the shuttling the kids around to schools and clubs and all that kind of stuff. Is that is that what takes up a lot of your time?
Amber McCue [13:20]
Well, yeah, so my, my teenager played volleyball the last two years. So there was a lot of shuffling with that. And that was the year round because she did some extra extra stuff beyond what was just during school. But you know, a lot of it’s right now playing with the girls, because there’s so little and Harper’s, you know, baby, baby, and Audrey just has such a wild imagination. So we go on a lot of bike rides, I do a lot of walking. And it’s a lot of quality time actually, my husband, gramma, really pushed this on me because my husband was in the military and gone a lot. And she, you know, it’s not the quantity, it’s the quality, that’s what matters. It’s the quality. So, you know, when I’m out with the girls, like in the morning, I don’t necessarily get them dressed. There’s some days I do if we have somewhere to go. But the babysitter will come and she may do that. But and it took me Actually, it’s probably the last two weeks where I really got comfortable with this. But in the morning before the babysitter comes, I’m playing with them. I mean, you know, we’re engaging, we’re outside, we’re running around, we’re taking in the dirt, you know, that sort of thing. So I try to focus a little bit more on and of course, it’s not always that that sounds a little bit idealistic and naive. But you know, when I can do that, that’s the fun stuff.
David Ralph [14:34]
So in your life, generally, because you are somebody and I was coaching somebody the other day, I’ve got a mentoring programme, and I was talking to them, and they were kind of wanting to create their own coaching programme, but they were a mess. They were messing around live. Now you’re somebody but obviously is creating this coaching programme where you teach people how to streamline and be ultra efficient. Do you think, being absolutely honest, that you’ve nailed it yourself? Or are you still working progress? Is that the beauty of what you’re doing, Amber McCue, that you’re remaining totally real, and people can relate to you, instead of creating a kind of Terminator character, but just sort of goes through and steams through hours and hours and hours of efficiency and productivity. Are you totally real in the fact that you’re still working progress?
Amber McCue [15:24]
Oh, heck yes. And and it’s funny, because it took me a while so I can I can relate to that client. Because there are things in my business, right that aren’t perfect. And there are things in my life that certainly aren’t perfect. But I had a big epiphany. It was actually two weeks ago, Monday, I will probably forever remember this moment, when I was sitting at my desk really enjoying what I was doing. And I looked out my window. And you know, the wind was blowing, it was a moment for me. And I thought, Man, you kind of it all like I have a great house. I have an amazing husband, I have and this is the first time in my life where I’ve ever had that moment. Because you know, people are constantly striving, what’s the next thing and I am that too. And actually happiness psychology, I’m a little bit of a happiness psychology junkie supports that when we’re working toward a goal, we’re ultimately happier as well. So I’ve always got something that I’m working for. But I sat in like you got it all your your husband’s amazing. Definitely not perfect. There’s stuff that comes up, I’ve nitpick for sure. My kids are awesome. I have so much fun with them. I’m running a business I’ve got you know, the right revenue mix the right balance there certainly goals, I haven’t things I’m working to in my business. Do I have evenings and days where I melt down, for sure. Like I just got out of a period of postpartum depression. And I’m on Zoloft right now, like being very real. I haven’t said that to a lot of people. So now a lot of people here on your show, but I’m, you know, so I’m on the loft. And I don’t plan on giving that up anytime soon, I’m going to like ease myself off of it, but it’s part of the real. And every time in life, when we hit a new level, new level in our business, a new level in life, like if we move my husband’s looking at a new job, like that’s going to create some disruption. And that’s going to create some chaos and create some discomfort for sure. And it probably won’t be pretty for a while. But then we reset and we figure out new systems or when you hit a new level in your business and you experienced an influx of customers because you had a marketing campaign that really took off having those systems and having the awareness and the mindset that Yeah, things might get mixed up. But we’re we’re prepared as best as we can be. It that really helps work through it from a mindset perspective, because you know, you’re doing the best that you can, and you know that it’s a work in progress, and that it will get there. But when we can see things sort of as this work in progress, and we have a goal, I find that it’s really the baby steps that we take to get there, right have the biggest impact and prego principal 20% of what we do is going to have 80% of the impact. And there’s a lot of research to support that. And a lot of books out there, you know where people could dig into that. But it’s not, it can feel very overwhelming if we focus on the big stuff all the time. So yeah, it’s messy, it’s real. But the systems help and the communication helps. That’s another thing I I really push on is the leadership and communication. Because if you walk into everyday a victim, or if you walk into every day, you know fighting in your business or fighting, you know, with your family or fighting the reality of what comes up and what happens. I think that that creates a lot more trouble for people.
David Ralph [18:42]
Well, I am an absolute advocate on the 8020 principle, I live my life by it and I several times I’ve self audited myself looking at the things that I’m doing, but actually bring the maximum effect. And you can’t get away from the 8020 principle, if anyone wants to study it. There’s books out there. I recommend Richard Koch, I think his name is who has written the definitive Bible on it. But it just absolutely everything you look at is pretty much based on that theory. Now with yourself what I love about you, and I know our listeners are going to love it, because so many of them are on that transition. But in that, that that kind of wanting more in their life, they might be in a corporate gig, but they don’t like, but I kind of feel that when they leave that corporate gig, everything’s got to be nailed down, everything’s got to be perfect. They’ve got to have the best WordPress site, they’ve got to have the best base, they’ve got to have the PA, they’re dealing with them. They’ve got the social media presence, and the fact that you are rocking and rolling, and you’re doing very well for yourself. And you’re putting your hands up and saying, actually, I have my flaws. But I’m still getting through it is the kind of thing that will ultimately bring more business to you. Because people will resonate with that one night, they will look at amber and go, she’s somebody that I can trust. Because in my heart of hearts, I know that she’s gonna be honest with me.
Amber McCue [20:03]
I hope so I hope that’s true. And I hope that’s something that resonates. Because it’s not always easy to put yourself out there like that like to postpartum depression, like, that’s not always comfortable. So I hope that that helps people. And I hope that inspires people to just step in. And it’s so true. I was there and just hearing you talk. And you’re you say, like, we’ve got to have the social media in place. We gotta have the ones that have this, we gotta have that. I mean, I was exhausted For a second there. My energy just plummeted. Even listening and thinking doing No, no, no, you don’t, you absolutely don’t. And I it’s again, taking those baby steps. And definitely having a mindset or a plan, right? I’m big on creating a plan, and actually big fan of creating just a 90 day plan. Like you don’t necessarily have to have the next year or two years mapped out. Because when we’re running small businesses when life right when we’re in the middle of life, and because we’re small teams, we plan not just 90 days out, and we just think okay, these are the few things that I need to focus on for the next 90 days will have a much greater results because we’re focused, and it’s clear, and we won’t spend our time planning for like six months down the road, like on may have, what are we now Yeah, I’ve may of 2015, I’m going to post x, y, z for my social media, because that’s truly could be wasted effort, because so much could change by then. So if we just scale back the areas where we focus all around right to that, that 20% 20% of time 20% of energy, 20% of effort will actually make a lot more progress, because we’re focused, and we’re not investing time and energy into something that could ultimately change. So I scale all of that back everything that you’re focused on needing to implement. Pull it back.
David Ralph [21:54]
So somebody’s listening to you now and they’re in their their cubicle at work. And they’re hating their boss, and I’ve been there, this is one of the reasons why I quit. And I’m doing this now. And I just thinking, I really want to do something, I’ve got this idea. And I don’t know if it’s gonna work and what you reckon that they should do as the first thing. And I’ve, I had a lady called Pamela slim on the show episode eight, many, many months ago. And she said, the very first thing that she says is, turn on your computer. And it’s such an easy step to do, but people can do it. And she breaks things down into such bite size chunks. But nothing seems scary. People will just naturally work through two things until they get to a point of going, oh, I’ve achieved my first page. Let’s write the next page. What would you say? What did you do you in corporate gig? You starting transitioning to what you’re doing now? How did you do it?
Amber McCue [22:51]
I love Pam slim, by the way. And I love that you mentioned the bite size chunks, because what’s the smallest tiniest, tiniest step that you could take? And to be honest, I probably did it wrong when I made the transition, because I was still thinking big, right? And I told you about how I was trying to do it on myself like, I’m going to design my WordPress page. No, no, no, don’t, don’t do that. I mean, and maybe maybe you’ve got the aptitude for it, maybe that’s something someone should be doing. But that’s not my skill set. So don’t feel like you have to do anything. But I would find the absolute smallest step that you could take. Right and and actually a more a better example would probably be current day, I was thinking, you know, if I wanted to start a subscription site, like a subscription box service, like birch box, or there’s something I’ve seen a lot in my Instagram feed called the happy mommy box. Like, how how did they do that? I gotta I’ve got to figure this out. Because I do something for my in a couple of my mentoring programmes, where every month I send nice swag ever, I bribe people to get their stuff done. It’s an accountability thing. So you do your things that we’re on your list for the week, your big ticket items related to your 90 day plan, and I’ll send you swag. And so I was thinking, What if I looked this business model a little bit? And I didn’t spend a lot of time on it. But I thought you know, how am I going to do that? So I went to Google, Google the the ultimate virtual assistant. And I googled how to start a subscription service. And I thought, oh, okay, good, what I want to do it, it’s all there. So I literally spent about 10 minutes on it and thought, Oh, how am I going to do this. And I found a couple of sites that I could go to when I’m ready to take that step. And and I had a little bit more comfort. So that’s what I’d recommend to I, you know, Pam actually took it a step back, I was going to say go straight to the Google. But yeah, first step, open up a computer google.com type in the thing you want to do, and the thing that you’re wondering about. And you know, the other thing I do is, things are complicated, right? When we’re up in our head thinking about a project that we want to start or the future make. If you think of this as a piece of paper, your right hand side and your left hand side, use your your right hand side for the things that you need to do first, second, third, and then use the the left hand side for all of the other ideas. Because as things as you’re moving through a startup, a bunch of ideas are going to come up. But you don’t need to do them all now. And you probably shouldn’t do them all. Now again, like if you want to do a live event someday. But you don’t have a list, you don’t have any followers, you don’t have let me if I could do a live event, it probably wouldn’t be a huge success. Because I haven’t positioned myself for that. I don’t have the marketing in place for that. I may have the list, but I don’t know where their base like I haven’t pulled what I just don’t have enough insight, would they even be interested in something like that? So what’s the first step that you need to take like go very, very basic, and go very, very, very easy to do something that’s going to be easy for you and save all those other ideas and the bigger things in another space? And because when it’s easy, and when you start basic, that’s just going to start the flywheel of Oh, okay, I got that. And the thing that was once very impossible feeling will now be easy. And every next thing gets easier and easier.
David Ralph [26:18]
So when you were in corporate land, you obviously did but leap of faith, which we talked about on day after day after day on this show. How did how did you do that? How did you actually decide on what you were going to do? Because that’s that’s the thing, that’s the stumbling block. So many people will find their passions, but it’s how do I get paid for that? And I think what we’re talking here is realising that if you’re starting a new business, you’re targeting your skills to a smaller percentage of the population, ie, the people that know less than you. And when you think about that, you think, right, okay, I know this, and I didn’t do it now, actually, why would anyone pay, but you look over your shoulder, and you see that’s where your customers are, they’re the people that are going to pay better people that aren’t up to your level, even though you can naturally do that. So did you have that knowledge in your head? But what you’ve got was transferable to income? Or was it a leap of faith that you’ve just got to do this, and then I’ll make it up as I go along.
Amber McCue [27:22]
So that’s an interesting storey, because I actually manifested myself getting laid off. Because it’s like, you know, it’s time it was I think it was January, was it 2012? Yeah, January 2012. And I thought, you know, I’ve probably got till about August on the project that I’m working on, and the organisation is going to lose steam on it. And I hadn’t really positioned myself to go into any other area in the organisation, because I knew my, my extra energy was on my business. And so I was manifesting a layoff and to the month, it was August, and we started talking about a layoff and they’re like, you know, we’ve probably got about 90 days, and what you’re doing isn’t going to be relevant anymore, you can start looking for other stuff in the organisation, or this will be about the time. And so I was ready for that was I nervous? Very nervous. And I and like, sort of stepped in and I was walking around the office, know, what are you doing these days, someone I hadn’t worked with in a couple of years, but had a great relationship with? And he said, No, no, you can’t leave? Like, well, you know, it’s kind of the times come in, here’s what’s going on. And he said, Well, what do you want to do? And I said, I could give you two days a week. And he said, Okay, well, you could do this, or this, what would better suit you. And we sort of built a model where I could still work for them in a more of a consulting capacity on very reduced hours. And that ended up being a huge relief, because, of course, I was feeling a little bit of panic in terms of, you know, going on in my business and completely losing any sense of steady income. So to this day, I do still have a corporate client, who has really served as sort of a bridge. So I did take a leap of faith, I was ready for that I was moving.
David Ralph [29:14]
It was a slide of faith I wasn’t it to have that with with some people go, Oh my God, I’ve got no income coming in at all, you were fortunate enough to have a certain amount.
Amber McCue [29:24]
Exactly. And I wasn’t expecting it. It was sort of you know, fate and and the way that things were shaking now, I knew in my mind when I was sort of started manifesting it in January, you know, come August, and then it ended up being ultimately November when when this split happened. But come August, I’m not going to have this consistent income. So I was setting myself up for that, okay, my income is going to go from x to z, or a to z little bit of a further bed there. And it did go it ended up going maybe from X to you know, what’s the middle of the alphabet am? Yeah, so it dropped. But But I did end up having that bridge. And so that’s where I’d say it, it goes back a little bit to leadership, and sort of owning what you want to happen to your life. Take control, like I started putting that vision, which is why I’m big on people and businesses creating vision for themselves, because it kicks starts a manifesting process, whether that’s, you know, the language people use or not, but even even corporations who wouldn’t talk manifesting talk about visions, because we need to know sort of where we’re going. But I did put those wheels in place. And I took control of where I wanted to be going and what I wanted to be doing. And I said, You know, I could go to two days a week, because in my mind, I knew I can’t do full time anymore, I position myself, I’m going to be getting laid off anyway, what would be ideal world world for me. So I had the leadership, I had the confidence. And I was a strong communicator, and I engage with people prior to that. So I had the relationship with those people, I could say that comfortably. And we had a good banter about it. And they trusted that I would be able to execute on whatever we talked about in that shorter amount of time. And the reality is like I, I get a heck of a lot done in a short amount of time anyway. So all that was established in advance. So they were comfortable with that I was comfortable with that we did have that sort of slider space. But after that I want and I want to answer the second piece of your question, because you hit on like, did I know what I was going to do after that? Did I know that there would be a market for my services. And I did, I saw that because I was having those cloning conversations with my colleagues in the entrepreneurial space. So I sort of had a foot in both worlds. And to this day, I like having a foot in both worlds, because it inspires they inspire and inform one another like because I have that foot and big business still much lesser today. But I can talk to people in the entrepreneurial space be like don’t remember, let’s not do that. Or here’s some good systems to pull. But I also want to remind people that while it may be a small population, if you actually pull up the Google and do the numbers, you may find that there are a lot more people out there looking for what you’re doing than what you may remember, for example, you know, I work with small businesses, and there are 28 million small businesses in the United States. And 22 million of them has less than five employees. And that’s really my market. I’m working with micro printers, I’m working with solo printers, on how they can scale and move to the next level. And they might want to stay small still, but they might want an easier life. They might want to get things done faster, right? So they have different goals. But that’s my target 22 million people. Like when I when I read that earlier, this was probably four months ago, and I came across that stat like oh my gosh, would you stop any marketing? You know, mindset issues you have you need to stop because they aren’t bad base. So I’d say if you have some doubts, and you have some question, like get the facts, because that often quelled a lot of the anxiety that we have.
David Ralph [33:08]
Well let’s let’s play a motivational speech. Now that really sort of emphasise is your leap of faith, the time that we’re talking about event, I want to talk about something that you said many times in there, each your mindset, Missy, Jim Carrey,
Jim Carrey [33:21]
my father could have been a great comedian, but he didn’t believe that that was possible for him. And so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant. And when I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job. And our family had to do whatever we couldn’t survive. I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want. So you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
David Ralph [33:48]
Quite evidently you love what you’re doing the fact that I asked a question, you go off like a steam train for 15 minutes, it shows the passion that you have in you for for the subject and talking about that subject. So do you feel about is the message but well? Is it the message that you will get through to Audrey and Lydia and your your other daughter? That I need to take a risk on doing something that I love?
Amber McCue [34:12]
I sure hope so. And you hit the nail on the head when people asked me, you know, what do you want? Why? What do you hope your children see in you, because I work a lot. It’s much better these days, I’ve got a whole lot more balance, but definitely recovering workaholic. And I hope that they see like you can go after what you want. And I hope right play this out three 510 years from now, they see that you’ll be rewarded for going after what you want. Because one of the things that I learned growing up was work hard, and you’ll get rewarded work hard, you know, and you’ll see the benefits of that. And I lived that for a while. But I now see that if you work easy, you can also get rewarded.
David Ralph [34:55]
Yeah, I know exactly what you’re saying. expand on that back because I know exactly what you’re talking about. But the audience out there who are slogging their way on a commute to work might be going What the hell she talking about?
Amber McCue [35:07]
Yeah, I feel I feel for those people that are on that commute. And I thank you for doing what you’re doing. And for starting to listen to things like this and start to make this shift because there is a better way. You know, example, as I think about working hard, I started working very early in life. It was I think it was Middle School. So maybe sixth grade, I was maybe 1312. And I was washing dishes and being a bus girl at a local restaurant. I lived in the small town of 500, in the Midwest, Illinois. And I was walk uptown, uptown, a couple blocks in our in our small town and I go to this restaurant, and I do the dishes. And I get paid cash right away after doing that. So it was an immediate reward. And I’d walk home to my grandparents house, actually, I didn’t walk home, I walked to my grandparents house and I would typically spend the night there after working and they would spoil me they’d have my feet would hurt. And they’d have a bowl full of hot water ready for me to soak my feet. And they’d have TV on and they bring me food. And man, I saw the results. If I’m going to work hard, I’m going to get paid and and the people in my life are going to enjoy it. And we’re all and I chopped right so and a teenager, you don’t have a lot of expenses. I think teenagers are some of the biggest spenders there are. But it’s a lot of disposable income. So I was enjoying the benefits of that I was saving. And so I saw those rewards very early on, and that carried through to my corporate career, I worked my butt off, I was rewarded, my family would see that Oh, yeah, she’s working hard. But oh, she’s bringing home decent money like we can enjoy this and we can enjoy life. And about a it was a year and a half ago, I was launching a new programme. And I thought, you know, I think there’s an easier way to do this, I’m going to try doing this my way. And versus what people tell you to do online. There’s a lot of hype out there. So that’s, that’s another point as you’re going through and reading how to do it. And to your point at the beginning of the call, yes, go through and learn it. But don’t necessarily play by everyone else’s rules, because you have to tune into what works for you. So I took what I knew. And I wind that up with my values. And I have core values around intimacy and connexion. And I did a launch of my programme that was really like one on one outreach. And I co created a solution with people. I said, here’s what I’m thinking about doing. I’ve got it all mapped out in this PDF document, could you give me some feedback on this. And what happened was people said, that sounds amazing. I went in. And other people said, this sounds amazing, you’re going to do great with this. And they referred other people to it, they sort of jumped on when I did slight promotion on social media. But I did it my way. And that was a much easier way of marketing and getting to people and it felt much more true and authentic for me. And it was my most successful launch to date in my business. So that’s that’s the flip from hard work. And he right that served a place I learned a lot from that to flip into working easy. And I’m working on a new launch for 2015 that I’m also going to do it the easy way I might have different results to report
David Ralph [38:22]
what you’re doing in that that easy, easy method is you’re playing to your strengths, you’re being unique to yourself on you, you’re getting rid of all the things that you can’t do naturally well. And you’re just focusing in, like the 8020 principle on the the percentage that you just do better than anybody else. And that is your value. That is when life becomes easy for you. Because you just do stuff that just flows.
Amber McCue [38:50]
Yeah, you hit the nail on the head.
David Ralph [38:54]
I’m getting good at isn’t I after after 200 episodes, I’ve been kind of being a to Amber.
Amber McCue [39:00]
I know I’m so happy Christina actually a mutual contact connected us because I’m a big fan.
David Ralph [39:07]
Well, thank you so much. And it’s lovely to have you on the show. But it is it is true, though, isn’t it? It’s one of those things. It’s taken me years to get through a complete mindset. You know, you hear a hard day’s work, you hear A Hard Day’s Night, the Beatle song, and everything that seems to have work in it has hard as well. And you have to go off and do a hard day’s labour and you just expect that to be the case. But then if you if you look at the kind of the talented people that that really successful people, there’s the people like, you know, I was quite like elton john, he gets up and does a concert plays the same old songs, he’s been playing for 120 years, and earns 4 million pound. What’s he doing? He’s just playing totally to his strengths and providing to the world what they want. That’s where the value is. And so if you’re doing that, and this goes out to all the listeners out there as well, you just have to look into side and think to yourself, what is the things that I can do really, really easily? And what issues can I solve for other people based on these things? And it’s really not that much harder than that. Yes, there’s a lot of structure you need. Yes, there’s a lot of processes, there’s technicalities, but you’ve got the ability to type in the two most powerful words how to in Internet, and find out how other people are doing it. And you can do that anywhere, you’ve all got little computers, you’ve got the computers at work in the evening. It’s just finding that password passion, solving a problem and researching as well what you think
Amber McCue [40:38]
that you are spot on. And, and people are other that you’ve got models out there, and it’s so much easier to see. And to tap into what other people are doing now. I mean, we have such an advantage and where we are in this time and place of history, that if you don’t do that now like when when else will we do it. So the definitely tap in and learn from those people and reach out to people. That’s another thing I think people are more inclined to help them we may expect. And of course, you’re gonna find some people are just too busy or whatever that comes up. But there’s power in connexion. So reach out, right if if you’re not as comfortable on the internet, or if you have some questions. Or if you see someone who wrote an article, like send them an email.
David Ralph [41:24]
But the way to do it isn’t just to go cold is it and just say, help me build up a relationship, try to provide value to that person first. And then you’re more likely to get it. I was very strategic when I started doing this show, especially in the early days, if you look at my first sort of 10 episodes, they’re quite big names. And I actually had to position myself in a way that these guys would get maximum value for their time, even though I had nothing to give back to them. So I basically detail my work ethic, what I was trying to create, the figures that I was hoping to get. And the fact that that hour of work that they did, could be here for the next 30 years on the internet that people will come tapping in, for example, you researched me and you listen to Episode Two, which was the first show that I ever did. And so bear in mind that sort of seven months ago, he’s still gaining value from that one show. And that’s what you need to provide to people, aren’t you? You need to provide value to them before you actually ask them for anything.
Amber McCue [42:27]
Yes, it’s spot on. And I think you brought up something very strong, you didn’t actually do anything, you just described the benefit that that person was going to get. So you didn’t do anything extra. And I’m thinking about one of my current mentors, who’s actually the author of that book business brilliant that I mentioned. And four months in advance, I was sending him like, Hey, I referred your book to someone, they loved it. Here’s what they said a couple weeks later, got another reviews, surprise, surprise, here’s what they said like and people other people were suffering, oh, here’s my parents that are forget to them, too. So there are so many different ways to build that relationship and show that value. I mean, he was getting huge value, because that was our first his book all over the place. So I had sort of built that rapport. Then at the start of this year, I said, Hey, I need a mentor, you’re the guy. Do you ever do things like that? Um, so there are so many different ways to add value?
David Ralph [43:23]
Is it an important thing for people to have a mentor, you know, I keep it harking back to maybe our original part of this conversation, when somebody is trying to start something new. You’re very reluctant to spend money on it in case I suppose in your mindset at that stage. It doesn’t work. And certainly, I know from every conversation that I’ve had, it doesn’t matter how successful the people are, they have mentors. And when you think about it, what are they doing? They’re tapping into somebody’s experience. They’re finding somebody who is on the path ahead of them. And they’re paying for that knowledge. And it’s the quick route. But when you start at the beginning, you’re unwilling to do that, even though logically by me saying it, hopefully you might go Yeah, okay, I can see what you’re saying, then, when push comes to shove, you’re not going to write that check to pay for somebody because you’re worried about the business not taking off or something.
Amber McCue [44:19]
Yeah, you’ve hit on a lot there. Because people have that mindset thing, right? How much do I invest before I’m actually making money? Why would I pay someone to help me when I can just Google it, all right. But it all comes back to what your priorities are, how fast you want to move. Having a mentor will definitely accelerate your growth and your success. Sometimes I know always, I’ll say always, my mentor at the beginning of this year, the first project, he take me, he’s like, this isn’t going to take you a week. And I’m like, nine months later, I came back to him like, you’re right, it took me nine months. But he probably still accelerated my growth, because he hit on some deep stuff that I need to figure out to really scale and grow my business. But I think you’re spot on having a coach and having a mentor. And actually even having a small community of people that you network with, increases your chances of moving ahead and being successful in what you’re trying to accomplish by seven times. So there is just so much out there in the other thing that mentors and coaches can do is help you get out of your head. Like there’s so much overwhelm. And there’s so much chatter, like let someone help you clear through that clutter. To help you focus on right, the 20%, that thing we’ve been talking about this whole time and keep it easy, because that’ll that’ll help you scale and grow. There is so much research to support that.
David Ralph [45:42]
We’re sharing the gold on this this episode, I think people will be scribbling notes all the way through it, because there’s so many sort of nuggets coming out of us. But what what we’re basically saying is the people who wants to transition first of all need to want to do it. Secondly, they need to be curious, they need to look around, they need to see what opportunities are available. And they need to do their research, basically, then they need to structure and then the next bit to speed it up would be to reach out look for a mentor or to start building contacts. You can’t do it on your own. Would that be a fair appraisal?
Amber McCue [46:19]
100%. Right, it takes a village. The other thing I’d add that I think is a really key point is that there are mentorship programmes that coaching programmes that cost, you know, 10 1520 100 $200,000, right, you can find the gamut. It doesn’t necessarily have to cost as much as one might think, right, you might get a mentor because you’re doing work for them. Like I don’t pay my mentor right now. But he talked to me because he was watching my style and thought, you know, I may be able to help you, but you might be able to help me do some things to so we built like a two way sort of helping relationship there. So it’s about releasing kinship, Connexions, you said relationships as well, being curious, like constantly sort of following up. The cost doesn’t have to be there, right. And there are things you may not want to pay if you’re just starting out $100,000 or $50,000, for your first mentor mastermind programme. And Tony Robbins, I heard this from him when I was sitting two rows in front of him. And Oprah on stage, that was an awesome experience. But he said, Don’t look for a mentor who’s like 50 steps ahead of you, you can find someone who’s 234 or five steps ahead of you. And you’ll probably be ready to learn from that person more than you will have a person who is 100 steps ahead of you. So if you’re just starting out, you might feel more overwhelmed if you go to the person who’s 100 steps ahead of you. So start easy. Again, start easy look for someone who’s just a couple steps, because that’ll be a little bit easier to process
David Ralph [47:55]
is funny when I started this show, it was just going to be the show. And I thought why I’m just going to do the show. And I’m going to love it. But as it’s developed, I’m getting more and more conversations going with the listeners. And I’ve had a few of them as guests that’s come on who’s listened to the content, and decided to do things with their life, which is hugely inspiring for me. But now I’m getting sort of people coming to me saying, you know, would you help me on this? Would you help me on that? And to begin with I was saying, Well, not quite right at the moment I tell you where to go. And I was like sort of pushing them away. But then I suddenly realised and I was sending this email to a chap and I suddenly thought, actually, I know this better than the person I’m probably giving this person. Why am I not just sort of saying yes, I will help them. And it was it was a mindset shift. And I suddenly thought to myself, what is my job here is it just to provide this content that people have in their ears or provide a structure. And once I had bad, my whole theory on what I was going to create with this show went out the window. And it wasn’t really just going to be me doing this. It’s a a team. And it’s a network, and it’s a support structure. Now, when we’re talking about mentors, Amber, I think one of the things that I found very useful at the beginning, and every single person has got this at their fingertips, or probably have is Facebook groups. And when you can tap into a Facebook group on a subject that you are passionate about, or you’d like to build a business about, you will find that there are other people thinking the same things. And that’s really almost like a mentor as well. It’s the ability to bounce off ideas with people. And in that room, it’s totally free as well, isn’t it?
Amber McCue [49:36]
It’s so true. And you hit on a couple of things there. I was so excited in this conversation, when I heard you say that you help other people through these things. Because when we were when I was researching your show, and we were talking a little bit before about your success, like that is the type of person I would want to learn this stuff from. So number one, I was excited to hear that number two, you’re spot on with the Facebook groups, and even bouncing ideas around with some people, I actually we think you want to have someone in your sphere, who is a couple of steps ahead of you or a step ahead of you, if everyone in your group is that the same exact level, you may not move as fast. However, that’s a great place to start. And the other thing that you can do in those small groups are share the failures, which people are oftentimes hesitant to do. But again, the most successful people have failed a lot. So embrace it, share it, let’s talk about it. So we can move from that faster and learn from each other. And you can absolutely do that in Facebook groups, I built some amazing relationships and groups like that. And there are a whole lot of free ones, like a lot of podcasts and blogs have communities tied to them that you can get plugged into. And then there are some right that are paid that you might get different and more value from through a mentor through that community that’s more structured. But yeah, it doesn’t have to cost a lot to get started.
David Ralph [50:55]
My greatest resource basically is a gentleman called Dwayne Scott, if you listening, Duane, I mentioned you a lot, and I salute you. And we started listening to a show called the solo printer hour with Michael O’Neill. And we just sort of connected through that show. And I was in a job and he was in a job. And we just had an interest in this podcast. And we’ve built this incredibly close relationship. And I’ve never met him once. And I will Facebook Him and He will email me. And now he’s been a guest on my show, because he was just going to do his show, which is called shifting work with his mate van, which is a great show, if anybody wants to go out there and listen to another kind of motivational content with a different spin on it. It’s called the shifting work podcast, we’ve joined a band, and we support each other. And he supports me and I support him. And we’re just pushing people on. And it’s it’s an amazing thing, but you realise but there are people across the globe, and you don’t actually have to physically be touching them and see them every five minutes. But they will really really support you. If you’re providing sleeping back.
Amber McCue [52:02]
Absolutely, and you hit on something else. People who are in those self made millionaire and billionaire categories. I’ve read this book a lot. So that’s why I know the research. People who are in those categories, connect with a small group of about five, four, I think it’s actually four to nine people on a regular basis. And and the smaller groups of those people they actually talked to about their failures almost daily, like, here’s what came up for me, here’s what I failed on, here’s where it’s going, here’s where it’s not going, right, you’re connecting with those people on a regular basis, and you get very comfortable moving ahead, messing up moving ahead. Like with all of it, I think the other thing that that does is build confidence, because you’ve got someone that you can banter with who isn’t going to shoot you down, right, we’re here to support each other. So yeah, it’s alright, it’s alright to fail. And I love that you have that with Dwayne and the way that you talked about it in the way that you met. And then that again, that comes back to connecting building relationships, being curious, reaching out.
David Ralph [53:02]
And he’s fascinated with that whole storey actually, because we connected over this show, and it was my inspiration to do this show. And then just recently, I’ve been a co host on that show with the chap who inspired me, and you had the different levels, but you hit and you kind of go Yes, that was what I was aiming for, it’s time to move on to the next stage. And every time you go on to the next stage, it’s as scary as the first stage. And that’s one of the things I tried to get over to the listeners where if you’re thinking of doing something and it’s scary, then you’re only going to be scared all the way through and Amber scared on things that she does. And I’m scared, and I bet I do. And Barack Obama, I’m sure he’s blaming scared every single day. I couldn’t imagine what he must be going through. But you just kind of have to deal with it. And as soon as you manage to deal with that fear, vain, you can start moving on, but you’ve got to deal with that first step might not first step turn on the computer, do the second thing, do the third thing. And when you realise you’re walking,
Amber McCue [54:06]
yes, do and I would argue that you could probably identify some ways that you deal with fear that are really effective, or really not effective, right, I comes back to that systems process and cloning and helping you get ahead faster. But after you deal with it the first time and you’re dealing with it, just kind of keep note of what works and how you get over it fastest. So that the next time you can move through that a little bit faster. You’re like, Oh, yeah, I did X, Y, Z to get through this last time, I’m going to try that again. And it just kind of keeps keeps moving ahead faster. You propel yourself.
David Ralph [54:40]
We’ve been talking about having faith basically and not having the answers and and pushing through out of the comfort zone into new territories. I’m going to tell you the words of Steve Jobs now. And it’s the theme of the show. So I like to play every single day. And then I’m going to ask you how it makes you feel afterwards. This is Steve Jobs.
Steve Jobs [54:57]
Of course, it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards 10 years later. Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leaves you off the well worn path. And that will make all the difference.
David Ralph [55:33]
Now it’s quite obvious you’re a lady with a huge heart, and you’ve got faith in your abilities. But where do you gain your competence? As he’s saying? All those things lead to giving you the competence, but where do you find yours.
Amber McCue [55:46]
I find my confidence in the small moments in the interactions that I have with my clients, with my prospects even. And even with just my friends actually a Business College. He called me and texted me out of the blue the other day and said, I’m having a business crisis. Help me, okay, I’m on a call, I can call you in 10 minutes when we’re off. And I called her and we work through that. And when she texted me, I’m like, Oh, that’s really flattering that she’s texting me I don’t know what I’m going to be able to do. But as we were working through it. And as we were in the moment of like, Oh, you kind of got this McHugh. So I try to make note of those moments. And sometimes I literally make note of those moments. So when I need to look back at them or get a reminder, Murray for Leo was one of my first online mentors. And she talks about something called the This is why I’m hot file. So I keep a little file of all those things are a little record of those things. So when I’m feeling really down, or you can even go to your testimonials page, if you have that on a website already. But reading some of those things as a reminder, like, No, you’ve really got this, or having those people in my life that I can reach out to when I’m really down, say you know, just check in like, Hey, what do you think about this and and to get that boost. Because you need it right and being real, it is sometimes going to happen that you will feel down on yourself. So I make note of those those bursts of confidence when I have them so I can look back to them. And remember, and you’re Steve Jobs quote, they’re like his body pads, he is so good. I love hearing him speak. Because he’s spot on with that you’re not going to know but you have to take that leap. And you have to trust in something like when I manifested like, Oh, my Jobs going away. And sure as heck it did. And that all worked out. And it sort of prepared for that. But when you have that vision, and you set your eyes and your your mind on something bigger, you can make it happen
David Ralph [57:45]
to do you have a big day in your life. When you look back on it, what was the moment that you became who you are now, but my cue?
Amber McCue [57:53]
So the defining moment. And you know, there probably wasn’t a moment where I begin came it because I was always sort of leaning and coming into this person. But when I was most challenged to test who I was, and what I believed in, was when I got pregnant at the age of 18. There was a Am I not? Yeah, I think I was 18 Oh, but I’ll give you the full scoop. I got pregnant and I still decided to go to college pregnant, three hours away from my family. And I had my first daughter, who’s now 15, almost 16 Christmas break of college. So winter break of freshman year of college. And I took her back to university with me again, three hours away from family. And I certainly got a whole lot of looks and stairs being the pregnant freshman in the dorms first semester. And a lot of people I think, who managed the university and managed University living, felt threatened, challenged me and what I was what I believed in, and what I was choosing to do by going to university with my daughter. But that was truly a defining moment and a seriously big diet. Because I was standing out on my own I was going against what a lot of people believed I should do. And I was choosing to do what I knew I could do and what I believed was the right thing. And what was what I wanted a belief aside, it’s what I wanted, like, No, I want to keep my daughter, I want to go to college, I want these things and I’m going to make it happen. And and the fact that I did that, and I can pull out lots of nuggets that sort of define who I am, you know, perseverance go against status quo, figure out a way to you know, bring people around to your way of thinking and and get them to help you even though they don’t necessarily believe that pull through. But that was definitely a big dot.
David Ralph [59:53]
And you went when when you look back on it. Obviously it was a special time in your life because you you had to go through. But if you could go back in time now, would you still go through again?
Amber McCue [1:00:05]
Oh, yes, absolutely.
David Ralph [1:00:07]
Well, this is the part of the show now that we really aren’t going to send you back in time, Amber. And this is the part that we call the Sermon on the mind. And we’re going to send you back in time to have a one on one with your younger self. And if you could go back in time and speak to the young, but what age would you choose? And what advice would you give? Well, we’re going to find out, because I’m going to play the theme. And when it fades, you’re up. This is the Sermon on the mic.
Unknown Speaker [1:00:37]
Amber McCue [1:00:52]
Hi, Amber. 27 year old Amber. I’m standing here 34 years old today. And I want to tell you, at the age of 27, just like you went through the experience that big data in your life when you were 18 at 27 you are not too young to go after your dreams. You know what you’re doing. You have the skills, you have the talent, and there is no one better suited to do this than you. All you have to do is step up and lead. lead yourself. lead your people lead the revolution, and it will all come together.
David Ralph [1:01:33]
Last question for you. Do you think that all the listeners out there can have a kick ass life?
Amber McCue [1:01:39]
Oh, absolutely. And if you’re telling yourself you can’t or if you’re doubting that, just take the first step.
David Ralph [1:01:46]
Take the first step. But how can our audience connect with you?
Amber McCue [1:01:51]
You can find me at nice apps.com that’s ni CE o p s.com. And we talked a lot about a lot of personal stuff and we hit on a lot of stuff. So if anyone wants to email me personally as well, my email address is Amber at amber McHugh MCC you e.com
David Ralph [1:02:11]
thank you so much for spending time with us today at Join Up Dots. We will have all those contact details on the show notes. Please come back again when you have more dots to join up because I do believe that by joining those dots and connecting our past is the best way to build our futures. Amber McHugh Thank you so much.
Amber McCue [1:02:27]
Thank you, you’re awesome.
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