Dave Lukas Chats with Carol Little
199: How to Come Back Stronger Than Ever After Losing Everything with Carol Little
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Carol Little. Carol is a top public speaker and founder of the Little Training Company, a company devoted to helping people learn how to make a memorable first impression and take their public speaking to new levels. She works with professionals and entrepreneurs throughout the world helping them to craft their message and deliver it in the best way to their target audiences.
But, that is second to what I want to speak with Carol about today. You see, more recently, Carol lost everything to a natural disaster, and through ingenuity, determination, and hard work, she came back and has built and even better business and life for herself. There are so many entrepreneurs experiencing what Carol went through right now across the world, so I could not think of a better person to come and share how she came back from losing it all and what she learned along the way.
In 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston. Carol’s entire neighborhood flooded. Carol has to leave everything to save herself. Harvey was the event that changed her life. There is life before Harvey and life after. She lost everything she owned.
In the aftermath, she was faced with questioning herself, asking, “It’s it not about who I am, but who I want to be.” And she had to make a choice. Everything had to be rebuilt.
She made strategic changes to her business and how she works, and who she serves. What started out as a tragedy ended in a victory because the lessons learned through her experience have prepared her to succeed and overcome anything.
Can you describe the decimation that took place with Harvey and in your life? It’s best to listen at the 5 min mark…
Talk about losing your business in the midst of this….
Was there a point where you hit a bottom in going through this? How did you get yourself back up and keep going?
At the 18 min mark, Carol takes us through the timeline and actions she took to put her life and business back together…
Now that you’ve gone through this and come back, what really matters and what are you during the pandemic to succeed?
What are you seeing out there right now that people need?
The skills of making a first impression and messaging is going to be very important coming out of lockdown. How can we do our best in these areas?
How does someone articulate in the best way possible who they are and what they want and stand out?
"It’s it not about who I am, but who I want to be. That is a question everyone must answer at some point.”
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