Rachel Ngom Minisode Transcript
Women Innovating Networking Growing Scaling – that’s WINGS … I’m Melinda Wittstock, my mission is to help women take flight to soar to the success of our dreams in business and in life – creating and growing businesses in alignment with our passion and purpose.
On our Mentoring Minisode of Wings of Inspired Business … we talk about the nature of faith in business – and how to leverage “divine downloads” for inspired action, whether you believe in God, Source or nothing at all. Because when we quiet our minds, we all get inspirations, ideas, or perhaps simply gut feelings. And when we’re in touch with them … and act in alignment with them … often miracles manifest.
Here with us today to provide her insights and inspiration is …
Rachel a lead-generation expert, helping purpose-driven female entrepreneurs drive more traffic, leads, and sales primarily through Pinterest, blogging, and strategic use of automation.
Rachel went from being on food stamps with negative $400 in her checking account to a multiple-6-figure online business. She now helps others do the same with her signature courses and programs.
Rachel Ngom will be here with her advice in just a moment on our Mentoring Minisode and first …
And now to the inspiring Rachel Ngom.
Rachel helps purpose-driven female entrepreneurs drive more traffic, leads, and sales through Pinterest, blogging, and strategic use of automation – and along her entrepreneurial journey she learned the power of faith – and mindset – in enabling her to go from food-stamps to founding a profitable and growing business. Also host of the She’s Making an Impact Podcast, Rachel shares her mentoring advice – how to overcome fear, get comfortable outside our comfort zones, and leverage faith and inspiration to manifest success.
Melinda Wittstock: Rachel, welcome to Wings.
Rachel Ngom: Hey, thanks for having me.
Melinda Wittstock: I'm excited to know what's inspiring you right now.
Rachel Ngom: Yeah. Well, let's talk about it. So, what's inspiring me is my faith, first and foremost. I truly believe that we all have unlimited God given potential. And so, one of the things that's inspiring me is to work my hardest every day to make sure that I'm fulfilling that and inspiring other people to do the same. My family as well. I've been married for almost 10 years, have a six and a half year old boy, and I'm pregnant with a girl, due in March.
Melinda Wittstock: Oh, congratulations.
Rachel Ngom: Thank you. And my students inspire me, so I always try to do my best to see how it can show up and really serve them and do my best for them.
Melinda Wittstock: I'm fascinated by the rule of faith in business. Talk to me a little bit about the practical application of that. How does it manifest for you?
Rachel Ngom: Oh, gosh. My faith is everything. For me, I don't start the day without reading the Bible and having some quiet time. And for me, I get so much clarity, so much guidance and direction from God, and telling me what I need to be doing in my business and what I need to not do. And also, I feel like I've been given such an awesome platform that I feel like it's my responsibility to give back and to be the best that I can be.
Melinda Wittstock: Yeah. Increasingly, whether it is God, whether people are religious, or universe, or source, or however people choose to see it, increasingly, I think entrepreneurs are rising to a higher vibration of consciousness and applying that to business. Because I think when we're in our left brain, or our ego, or whatever, frankly, we miss opportunities, or we work out of alignment with what our true purpose here is, here in our earth seats at this time. So, very, very inspiring.
We all have challenges in business and in life. And business has a funny way of rising those to the surface, whatever stage you're at in your business or your life. What are some of yours right now?
Rachel Ngom: Some of the challenges that are going through right now?
Melinda Wittstock: Yeah, uh-huh (affirmative).
Rachel Ngom: Let's see. Growth mindset is one, so making sure that I'm constantly growing. I was actually talking to one of my mentors, and we're in a spot… My story is, we were on food stamps, had negative $400 in our checking account back in 2013. And we're in a spot now where we've made over a million dollars in two years in our business. I'd be so easy just to get comfortable and be like, “I'm good.”
And one of my challenges that I told her, I'm like, “I want to make sure that I don't get comfortable.” And that's why I hire mentors and have people there that are pushing me to reach that next level. And so, one of the things I asked her is, “What's my next level? How can I reach that? What do I need to do to get to that next level?” So, that's one of them.
Second is planning when there's a lot of unknowns. So, I'm due with the baby in March, and I have no idea what it's going to be like to grow this business and everything that we have with a little one in the mix. So, I'm just trying to remain [crosstalk [spp-timestamp time="00:00:03"]:28].
Melinda Wittstock: Oh, you'll do it. You'll do it.
Rachel Ngom: Yeah, it'll be fine.
Melinda Wittstock: I launched the business when my daughter was six weeks old. I don't know what possessed me, but it was just the circumstance I found myself in. You'll find a way. It'll all come together in ways that… It's hard to anticipate, but trust the process, I guess.
And so, along the way, Rachel, as you just said, you went from like negative 400 bucks to a really nice high six figure business. What are your top three pieces of advice for women in business based on your own experience?
Rachel Ngom: Make sure that you are focused on your personal growth because your business will only grow as much as you grow. And so, you have to be very, very intentional about reading personal development, about attending events. For me, I attended Tony Robbins, I went to Unleash the Power Within, and Date With Destiny, and actually worked with a Tony Robbins's coach for a year. Making sure that you're focused on your own personal growth, not necessarily business growth. The business growth will come when you grow as a person and in your leadership. So, that's huge.
Second thing, don't be afraid of failure. I think a lot of times people are worried about judgments or what other people will think, or trying something new and it not working. We're actually in the middle of doing something totally new in our business. And it was so funny when I went into it. We're doing a paid challenge. We've never done a paid challenge before. And I was like, “I have no idea how this is going to work. It could suck, and it could be a total failure, and nothing comes out of it, or it could be fricking awesome, and we have this like new tool that we're able to use and recommend for our students.”
So, that would be another big thing. And then the last one would be making sure that you have some kind of mentor in your life that could pour into you and to show you what you need to be doing so you don't waste years of time trying to figure it out on your own.
Melinda Wittstock: It's vital. I think without a mentor, or without a coach, and without personal growth, all these things, it's very difficult to succeed in business.
Rachel Ngom: Oh, yeah.
Melinda Wittstock: I know more… well, over 400 plus episodes into this podcast, every woman who succeeded in business has these things. So, great, great advice. And so, how can people find you and work with you, Rachel?
Rachel Ngom: We have the She's Making an Impact podcast, so you could check that out. We also have our blog, shesmakinganimpact.com. And you can grab our free Pinterest cheat sheet to learn how to get more leads and sales with Pinterest, just go to Pinwithrachel.com
Melinda Wittstock: Sounds wonderful. Thank you so much for putting on your wings and flying with us.
Rachel Ngom: Thanks for having me.