Debi Silber knows what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur – the resilience and unshakeable faith it takes to innovate and grow a business. In today’s advice Minisode she shares how to “walk though fear”. Also a holistic psychologist and author, Debi shares inspiration and lessons you won’t want to miss as 2019 kicks off.
Melinda Wittstock: Debi, welcome to Wings.
Debi Silber: Oh, thanks so much. Looking forward to our chat.
Melinda Wittstock: Oh, me too, and I want to start as we’re really pretty early on into this wonderful new year, what’s inspiring you right now?
Debi Silber: You know, we just opened up not long ago, the PBT Institute. PBT stands for Post Betrayal Transformation Institute, and we’re certifying hosts and practitioners, so this way my intention is to get these hosts and practitioners to help people through betrayal in every state, in every country, eventually every few blocks. We’re up and running.
Melinda Wittstock: Oh, that’s awesome. I know through my ups and downs as a entrepreneur, though, along the way that there are always challenges. I like to de-stigmatize these for people who are coming up, so they don’t freak out and think they’re the only person that’s having a challenge. What are some of yours?
Debi Silber: I would say the biggest one is I probably dive into everything head first, so of course with that you’re making tons of … I’m making tons of mistakes, but nothing puts me on the right track faster. That’s the blessing out of that type of personality that I am. Diving into everything head first, the other thing is taking on too much, not realizing that I’m taking on more than I could handle at any one time. I also have a husband home, four kids, six dogs. There’s a lot going on.
Melinda Wittstock: Four kids and six dogs?
Debi Silber: Yeah. So it’s –
Melinda Wittstock: That is a lot.
Debi Silber: A lot.
Melinda Wittstock: That is a lot.
Debi Silber: It’s my intention to be there for everybody, so of course. Like so many women we give to the point where it’s like, “Uh-oh, I completely depleted myself,” and not taking that time to replenish. That’s the other one. I’m a living, breathing, walking example of what I teach, making mistakes, but telling everybody what I’m doing along the way.
Melinda Wittstock: Oh, that’s beautiful. We all struggle with that, that kind of overwhelm, trying to do it all, thinking we have to do it all to have it all. It’s kind of like I bring out the violin at this point, because we all women, all women have this to differing degrees. We can all help each other to recover from that. What are your top three go to pieces of advice for women in business and female founders, entrepreneurs that you’ve learned along the way?
Debi Silber: I would say for sure fear is going to be there. Move through it. Don’t let it stop you. Just don’t let it stop you. Something is scary only because it’s unfamiliar. Do not let that fear stop you. The second thing, surround yourself with people who will push you to play a bigger game, because you will, you will if you’re in that environment. If you get that intuitive hit that something needs to be done or there’s something you should do as out of the box and crazy as it sounds, it’s because it’s meant for you to do.
Melinda Wittstock: Yes. That is wonderful, wonderful advice. How can people find you and work with you, Debi?
Debi Silber: I would say the easiest way is to go to PBT, PBT as in Post Betrayal Transformation, pbtinstitute.com.
Melinda Wittstock: Wonderful. Well, thank you so much for putting on your wings and flying with us –
Debi Silber: Thank you.
Melinda Wittstock: Today. Have a wonderful, have a wonderful new year.
Debi Silber: Thank you. You too.