This week’s episode of Good Girls Get Rich is brought to you by Uplevel Media CEO and LinkedIn expert, Karen Yankovich. In this episode, Karen asks the question, “Why not you?”

It’s so easy to believe that we can’t do something. When we shift our mindset and start to ask, “Why not?” things begin to change.


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About the Episode:

Who do you want to be? What do you want to do? When you’re honest with yourself, do you then immediately feel like you can’t achieve the life you want? You’re not alone.

It’s difficult to believe that we’re capable of achieving our dreams, but it’s possible! Instead of saying, “I can’t,” it’s time to start asking the question, “Why not me?”

Start by being honest and open with yourself about what you want to do. As you start becoming this person, people who know you might doubt you ­– it takes guts to prove them wrong!

Along the journey, it’s also important that you are connecting with the right people on LinkedIn.

In this episode, Karen shares how to shift your mindset, build your confidence, and make the right LinkedIn connections!

Episode Spotlights:

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  • Introducing this episode’s topic (1:35)
  • Be honest with yourself (9:05)
  • People start seeing you differently (11:17)
  • Make LinkedIn connections (14:40)
  • Episode recap (16:45)

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Karen Yankovich 0:00
You’re listening to the good girls get rich podcast episode 162.

Intro 0:06
Welcome to the good girls get rich podcast with your host, Karen Yankovich. This is where we embrace how good you are girl, stop being the best kept secret in town, learn how to use simple LinkedIn and social media strategies and make the big bucks.

Karen Yankovich 0:23
Hello, I’m your host, Karen Yankovich. And this is Episode 162. of the good girls get rich podcast. And this podcast is brought to you by she’s linked up where we teach simple relationship and heart based LinkedIn marketing to women that gets them on the phone consistently with people that can change their business, their life, their bank accounts for ever over it, she’s linked up, we create wealthy women. So if you’ve listened before, or if you love what you hear today, we love to hear from you. So make sure that you subscribe to this podcast, wherever you’re listening to it. We love your reviews, we love to know what your favorite episodes are. And I’d love for you to share this episode on social media use the hashtag good girls get rich tag me I’m at Karen Yankovich, I’ll be sure to share your post that’s talking about our podcast with my audience. And that’s how we all get more visibility, right lifting each other up. in the show notes, there’s the link for speakpipe. Or you can leave an audio review. Or you can just tell us who you think might be a great guest or what you’d love to hear me talk about on this podcast, we love your notes there. Just go to Karen Yankovich comm slash 162. And you’ll see the blog for this page, you’ll see the link to speak pipe and all of the things that I talked about today on this show. So we’re talking today about why not you why not you. And this is, you know, this is something that takes the things I’ve been talking about in this episode today, take a little guts and a little confidence and a little like you have to go with your gut and then really just just lean into it, and really move forward. And it’s not always easy to do this, you know, I can tell you, you know, I want you to think bigger, right? If you’re going to be a wealthy woman, you need to be thinking bigger, you need to be thinking about, you know, not getting up and going to work today, because it’s hard to beat to build wealth, when you are at a paycheck job. And I’m not knocking that if that’s what you want to do, right. But if you really truly want to take the next next step higher, if you really, truly believe you are meant for more, then this episode is for you. You know, years ago, I owned a small company, we were telecommunications, consultants, you know, kind of a long story. But the bottom line to that business was I was really good at the customer stuff. And I wasn’t great at running the business. You know, it’s just not my strength. I’m you know, in fact, even now, the business I’m running right now, like I get help, I have a CFO I have I have help, right, because I don’t want to do that, again, I want to do what I love to do. And that’s inspire you, and to brainstorm with you about how you can use LinkedIn and other tools to really create a great personal brand for yourself, right one that brings you in clients or big opportunities, right. So we know that business closed, gosh, years ago at this point now, and at the time, I just became a consultant I just took some of the clients on and I was just a private consultant for them. And, and I enjoyed that. But one of my one of my clients brought me on as a an employee, they need to help them put a new phone system in and they need somebody to manage it. So they brought me on initially part time and then eventually full time. And you know, I just wasn’t born to be an employee. I mean, I was good at what I did. I think I was good at what I did. But I wasn’t really loving it. You know, I wasn’t loving it. I didn’t love having to compromise my values seem to just make things happen the way you know, the powers that be wanted things to happen, things like that, right? So I know that that there was anything bad about any of that it just wasn’t really meant for me, right? So I started, you know, because I was always doing consulting, I was still doing consulting, and I started to build this business that I’m in right now. And I was just my kids were growing, I was starting to take some classes in online marketing. And I was good at it right. And I realized pretty quickly that I was good at it. So I started to do more and more of it. And it got to the point where it was becoming a conflict with my job, right? Because I was I had a crazy amount of time off and a crazy amount of vacation time and things like that. But it was using all my time off to do speaking engagements and all this stuff, right? So it got to the point where I had to make a choice. And let me tell you something, it was not an easy choice to make walking away from a great paycheck. The best benefits I’ve ever had in my life I dream about I drew about those benefits now. Right, you know, a crazy amount of time off. I mean, an opportunity that many, many people would really, you know, love to have. But I had so many people say to me, I’ll take your job. What are you talking about? You’re leaving that job, but I knew there was more for me, right? And why not me? Why not me? So it was scary to leave that job. In fact, like I can think of a few people that were like not happy that I left that job, you know, but I did it. I did it because I found the confidence inside of me. To do it, right. I mean, the first episode of this podcast when I pushed release on the first episode of this podcast, I’m telling you, my stomach was in knots if you haven’t listened to it go back, I talked about, you know, a few personal things, my journey and, you know, it’s, there was just some things I was just like, Oh my gosh, can I really say these kinds of things in public? Right? But again, why not me? Right? Because what we what we default to what I default to, in which so many of the women I speak to default to, is like, Who am I to think that I can create general generational wealth, right? Who am I to think that I can you know, that people want to listen to me, right now we have like, 162 episodes later, people are still listening, right? But at the time, I was like, Who am I to do this? Who am I to think that I can, you know, leave this job and make it on my own? Right. But I wanted to not just make a living, right. I wanted to create wealth, I wanted to create generational wealth, and why not me? Right? Can you relate to this? Have you seen people who you know, you know, you’re better than, you know, you do whatever, they’re doing better than they do it. And they’re killing it. They’re, they’re just earning a ton of money, and they’re seemingly like you’re having an amazing life. But for you to take the steps needed to get there. There’s some really freakin scary things you need to be able to do you need to do, right to do that. And you might be wondering, like, what the heck am I even thinking that I can do these things? Like I’m telling you this because if you’re thinking these things, you are not alone. You are not alone. I can tell you, every single woman that joins my shoes linked up accelerator program has these thoughts. That’s why we brought Carrie pet singer into our program. She’s our mindset coach. And we’ll link to the episode way before she was our mindset coach, she was episode like, two I think of this podcast, we brought her on, because she she helps our women in our program with their mindset with a Why not me? Right? With the Who am I to think I can do these things. She helps them to do that. So listen in because I want to talk a little bit about how we do this. So for me, I had a really big why, right? I when I was raising my kids, I worked like crazy. I had a crazy long commute. I left the house practically before they woke up, I got home, like six o’clock at night. I mean, I had to go to bed early, I had to get up at the crack of dawn to do what I was doing. So I maybe had two hours at home where I had to make dinner, do all the house stuff do with the thing. There’s a kid’s things, I wanted to go to their games and things like that life was insane. Life was insane. Like, I wish that I knew then what I knew now what I know now, right? But no regrets, right? It was what it was. But when I started to realize, look back at that and think what the heck, right? Like what the heck, I knew that. I wanted to shift things so that when my kids were having kids, I would be around to support them. Okay, that was my why I wanted to create a business that created wealth, but also that allowed me the flexibility to be there for my parents as they age for my kids as they have kids, right. And honestly, that’s the life I’m living right now. It’s really every morning, I sit and do some gratitude work. And I sit and I’m so grateful that I truly did create a life where I can be there for my kids and I kids are now having kids, right. So now I have a couple of grandkids and I love being able to spend time with them and being able to be there for them while so my kids can go to work. So they don’t have to spend all their time in daycare, by the way they love daycare, right? But it’s just amazing that that it really did work out that way. And now you know, my I’m blessed to have parents that are in their 80s they’re so healthy, but I like to be able to be there for them to write. So that was my really big why as to how I did that. So I want you to think a little bit about what your why is. and think like what efa could be me, right? What if it could be me? And now we’re going to dig in to the house, right? How can you make this happen for you, how it can be you and how to have the confidence to really make the shifts make the changes you need to make to step into a new paradigm in your business and your career in your life. Right. So the first thing you need to do is you need to really be honest with yourself. Okay, it is a whole lot easier to be confident around things you love, and things you already know that you’re good at. Right? So you need to you need to stop with stop being negative, stop the negative talk and look in a mirror and look at yourself, look eye to eye to yourself and say I am so good at this, whatever that thing is, what is that thing? What is that thing that if you that, you know, you can shift you can change lives with this thing. Right? You know, that there’s, if you could build a career around doing this holy moly, would that be amazing, right? So you need to figure out what that thing is. All right, and then go back and listen to more episodes of this podcast, where I talk about the things on a LinkedIn profile, you can just scan through it. There’s a bunch of episodes and start updating your link. Tim profile to shine a light on that you need to tell people what you’re good at. You need to tell people what you’re good at. And I know some of you have this like crazy knot in your stomach when I say that, I mean, I get it, I’ve been there, but just know that I’ve got your back here. If you don’t have that crazy knot in your stomach, by the way, then you’re not thinking big enough, just saying, okay, know that I’ve got your back here, we do LinkedIn profile reviews in our free Facebook group all the time, we’ll link to that in the show notes. I’m happy to help you do this. But you’ve got to understand, you got to know what it is that you’re really good at. And you got to be like, Damn, I can make this I could, if I could do this, I could really change lives, change the world, do whatever, right? Like, you need to just dream big, right? And but do it in that thing, not the thing you think you should do? Do it in the thing that you know, you’re great at, okay. And then we can shift the house to make that happen after that. But first, you just got to stay in that space. Because it’s a whole lot easier to be confident and do a really good job at what you do at the things you love, that you’re really good at. And that you love to do, those are two parts to that right? Not just what you’re really good at, you may be really good at doing laundry, right? But you may not want to do laundry for the rest of your life. So I want you to be things that you’re really good at, and that you it lights you up to think about doing this for the rest of your life. And then the second part of this is you can never remember you’re shining a light on this on your LinkedIn profile, right? So you’re starting to step into this role as this person that’s really good at this. Because here’s what happens. Now, when you start talking about yourself in this new way, the current people in your life start seeing you differently. And again, I know this is scary, right? I when I hit publish on my first podcast episode, I was like, I cannot believe that the people in my life are gonna hear me talking about this stuff, right. But again, I’ve got your back on this, right, I’ve got your back on this, it takes a little guts to do this, to shine a light, and then to start sharing it all over in all areas of your life, you’re starting to infuse this new confident you into areas of your life, I have to tell you that scarier than new people listening to it. Right? It is scarier sometimes for me to be talking about something on a podcast and thinking about the people in my life that I know, listening to it, and people that I don’t know listening to it, right. So I get that. And when you start doing this, you got to deal with that you got to deal with the fact that the people in your current life are gonna start to see you differently. And some of them are going to be are maybe going to even say, What makes you think you can do that. And here’s the deal, those people are never going to achieve the goals you have, because they don’t think big enough. So don’t let them get to you. Right? Come to our Facebook group, like, let me help you let let the people that are like, You go girl, those are the people I want you to surround yourself with, right? Because here’s the thing, you’re not changing, you’re just owning the things that you already are amazing at and the person that you’ve always been, right. And it takes guts to do that. It takes guts to do that. But when you do it, you know, and a lot of times people come to me too, and say I can’t do that. Because my job is gonna think this, I promise you my experience I can. There’s not a single person that I’ve worked with that has gotten fired from their job because they talked about how great they are in what they’re doing on their side gig or what they’re even doing in their job, right? Not one single person. Okay? So I’m not saying that it’s not going to be that way for you, I certainly don’t want you to get fired from your job if it pays your bills, right. But, but I’m telling you that what you’re worrying about is probably not going to happen. I can tell you, we have a student in our program. And she did this she just started to shine a light on what she did. And honestly, life started changing immediately. I guess she has an entrepreneurial family. And she was you know, she had a like pension type job, right? So we’re, you know, one way to say it forever. And you know, you get your benefits paid for forever, right. So, so her entrepreneurial family always never really saw her even though they knew she was doing this other thing. They never really saw it as something that was anything other than her making a couple of bucks on the side. But when she started to shine a light on that, and started to shine a light on those things, her dad reached out to her and said, We need to trademark this. We need to make sure that you’re like he all of a sudden started taking her seriously. Right? How amazing does that sound? Right? When you start owning what you’re amazing at and then the people in your life start falling into place. And going You go girl right now, yes, 100% you’re going to have some people that are not, don’t worry about those people. Like those are not the people are gonna worry about you want to you can either keep yourself down with them, or you can rise with the people that are rising with you. Right? So I want you to the second thing you need to do there is once you start to like shine a light on that you need to start infusing this confident you into all areas of your life. Okay, all areas of your life. And I honestly can’t wait to see what happens. And then the next thing you need to do is go back on over to LinkedIn and start making LinkedIn connections with the coolest people you can think of. Don’t do this cold. Don’t do this randomly. No cold calls to Oprah right? Not that’s not what I’m talking about. Think about who wrote a great article that you just read right connect with the journalist that wrote the article on LinkedIn and tell them What a great article it was, and tell them that you loved it. You know, listen to this intentionally right think about think of people that might maybe use you as a source next time or you know, for whatever reason is just the coolest people you can think of. And honestly, sometimes you don’t need to know where it’s gonna go. You just love them. You love their work and you want to be connected to them. Right? Connect with them and tell them what you love about them. Tell them you read the article, right? This is what I mean by not cold. Who did you hear just interviewed on a podcast? Who did you just come across on Instagram or even tik tok? Have you followed me on Tick tock, by the way, I just at the time that I’m recording this, I am just starting Tick tock, my Tick Tock journey. And it is wild wild ride over there. But But I’m meeting some cool people that I would never have met before. Right. And I’m connecting with them on LinkedIn, who did you just see on a panel at a conference, right, and maybe you love their message, reach out to them, don’t let them be faceless people. When you walk out the doors i like i like to call the door, the conference doors like the doors have amnesia, right? While you’re at the conference, everything’s all cool. And then you walk out those doors and you completely forget everything you did, don’t do that, right? list five people that you met at a conference virtual or otherwise, right? That you loved their message and you loved their energy, and you’d love to be connected to them for whatever reason, and connect with them on LinkedIn and tell them that start building relationships with the greatest and coolest people that are that you’re seeing right? Connect with them on LinkedIn, with the goal of actually getting on the phone with them, I promise this as simple. There’s always a path to them, right? We have women in our shoes linked up accelerator program that have some big connection aspirations. And we always find a path to that connection. And it’s never, ever, ever a cold call. Okay, I promise you, we know how to do this, right. So start making those LinkedIn connections and start building your life filling your life with some really cool new people. Alright, so we’re gonna recap this now. Why not you write why not you be honest with yourself. Think about what it is you would love to do niche this down. By the way, even if you’re an entrepreneur, you’re listening to this new 42,000 different programs, cut it down, to cut it down to one, cut it down to three be really good for what you love doing. Because I promise you the money is going to come faster. When you shine a light on what you love to do and what you do really well and where the most successes. And it takes guts to do that takes guts to do that too. Right? Everything we’re talking about here, it takes confidence. Like I said, I’m here for you. So do what is you love to do, shine a light on that and tell the world how great you are that usually tend to do that. If you need support with that, join us in our Facebook group, we’re happy to support you there. And then when you start talking about yourself in this new way, understand that people are going to start to see you differently. This also takes guts. And again, I’ve got your back. Okay, just know it’s gonna happen. Be cool with it. Because honestly, the best way to show these people that you know that you don’t, that it doesn’t really matter is to just be amazing. And start to create that, you know, to be that wealthy woman, not just that confident woman. Right? That’s really cool. And then start using LinkedIn to make connections with the coolest new people that you can think of. Don’t do it randomly. Don’t do a cold but do it consistently. I cannot wait to hear how this goes for you. I want to know I want to know how this goes for you. Okay, you may have heard me refer to LinkedIn as my money tree it can be the same for you. If you’re intentionally connecting with people that can lead to more money in the bank. So let me know how this goes for you. Let me know how you’re feeling come into our Facebook group if you need some help, email me use our speakpipe link I mean it’s pretty hard to not buy me on tik tok and tell me they’re right follow me wherever obviously connect with me on LinkedIn. We work really intentionally with women as she’s linked up to create wealthy women we create wealthy women and it all starts with our on demand masterclass which you can check out at water that money tree calm, a rising tide lifts all boats, right, I do this podcast to support you. And now I’ve got this free masterclass to help you get started right to help you get some LinkedIn success. Let’s lift each other up. Help me Help you share this podcast. Take a quick screenshot of this episode on your phone. share it on social but add your point of view, add what you loved about it and tell people you all need to listen to this if you if you’d like to show right if you’d like to show because then what I can do is share that with my audience and that helps us both get more visibility. That rising tide is lifting all of us right and honestly let’s do this together. I want this to be simple for you. I am happy to do this with you. Let us kick some 2021 booty together. 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