Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming about the day you quit your job and follow your lifelong passion, and then snap back to reality, let out a big sigh and then tuck that dream away and get back to work?
In this episode, you'll hear from our guest, Claudia Rojas how she finally took a courageous leap from daydreaming to doing what she loves and how she leveraged the power of community to get there.
Claudia Rojas, a Latina from Columbia, is the Founder and CEO of Books Made Easy. She shares her personal journey of shedding other people's expectations and following her own path.
In 2018, Claudia decided to take a leap and follow her heart by creating a solution to the leadership and professional gap she's so often witnessed in corporate America. She decided to put her love for books to work by developing concise, structured based training sessions to help others become the best leaders they can be.
Claudia has over 20 years of experience specializing in leadership and diversity in multicultural markets. She attributes her success to resilience, drive, obsession with professional development, and ability to develop relationships and her community.
[02:31] Claudia’s journey
[04:48] Take action, take opportunities
[06:52] Mission of Books Made Easy
[08:31] The decision to become an entrepreneur
[10:08] Preparing to follow your dreams
[14:07] How to plan and execute
[16:41] Gaining clarity on your strengths
[22:03] Overcoming failures and setbacks
[26:12] Asking for feedback
[29:00] Seeking out mentors and sponsors
[31:50] Gaining access to influential leaders
[35:38] How to accelerate your success
[39:22] Overcoming limiting beliefs
"Growth is in the difficult situations we encounter. Your choice is to either get stuck in the fact that something is difficult or look at it as a growth opportunity.” – Claudia Rojas
“Break your big goal down into easier, smaller tasks that are more manageable. Completion of these tasks will give you satisfaction AND move you closer to your goal.” – Claudia Rojas
“Let people know that you are seeking their feedback as an opportunity to grow and they will be more open to giving it.” – Claudia Rojas
“When you have mentors that have a completely different background than you, you will get a different perspective, which may be a blind spot for you .” – Claudia Rojas
“Always look for opportunities for growth, whether it’s learning a new skill or honing a current skill. That is how you're going to continue to grow and evolve.” – Claudia Rojas
About Claudia Rojas:
Claudia is a Latina born in Medellin, Colombia. She has over 20 years of experience, specializing in Leadership and diversity in multicultural markets. She attributes her success to her resilience, drive, obsession with professional development, and her ability to develop relationships in her community.
In 2018 Claudia decided to take a leap and follow her heart by creating a solution to the Leadership and professional gap she so often witnessed in Corporate America. She decided to put her love for books to work to help others become the best leaders and individuals they can be, by developing concise structured book-based training sessions.
Claudia is extremely passionate about empowering others to maximize their potential and giving back to the community. Education, diversity, children and animals are the causes that inspire most of her philanthropic work.
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