Can I share something with you?
This is my first time interviewing someone like this. Ever. And my first interview is with Myleik Teele. The mentor in-my-head who I can’t stop raving about. If you don’t know who Myleik is – well, you betta ask somebody! But since you’re here, I’m excited to share her with you in this way. Especially, if you haven’t been exposed to her point of view on personal and professional development. For her long time followers, we’ve “known” her from her podcast where she answers questions about relationships, business, personal development, and so much more. For many, she’s also the creator behind Curlbox, a subscription box service for women with naturally curly hair.
But, I view her as that big sister who always sets you straight. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her once in person, and seeing her speak at a few events in the tri-state area. In this interview, there was a moment that I followed up via email about because I know I could have done better. I won’t share the details of the email here, but her response was a solid kick for me to change my mindset about the plans I have for my life. I constantly worry about sharing the aspirations I have inside and outside of my 9-5 job. As M.Y. has continued to grow and become more visible, my aspirations can no longer be secret – and that’s where I have to learn to work on myself and continue to maintain momentum.
In this podcast, we are chatting a lot about personal growth, working on yourself and maintaining momentum. Recently, Myleik has also launched podcast companion worksheets to help you take actions towards your goals. My favorite is clearly the “Maintaining Momentum” worksheet, but there is also one on “Landing Your Dream Job” and “A Business Approach to Dating + Relationships”. I highly recommend checking these out… and, they are only $3.99. Seriously.
This interview is being shared on SoundCloud so you can hear the entire conversation, but below you’ll find the questions, key quotes, and my favorite truth moment from the conversation.
1. When you hear the term “working on yourself” what does that mean to you?
2. What did you do during this time of transition to “work on yourself”?
3. Many millennials can identify with feeling “stressed, overwhelmed, ect”, but don’t know what their next step should be – what would your advice be to someone who needs to
figure out what to do next?
4. What are your feelings regarding having an accountability partner for personal and professional development matters?
5. Let’s talk about momentum! Let’s assume that everything is all squared away with “working on yourself”, so now it’s all about staying in action and not procrastinating. What’s your #1 tip to maintaining momentum?
6. When it comes to learning new topics, where do get your motivation to learn more?
7. What do you do to make yourself stand out from all of the noise?
8. If anyone listening could take 1 piece of advice from this broadcast, what would you recommend that they work on today?
The Truth Moment
You should always be assessing yourself, figuring out your areas of weakness, any place that you may be BSing yourself. Just know that when you try to fool other people, you’re just cheating yourself, and nobody’s buying it anyway.
Nobody really believes it if you’re trying to trick or hoax people. It’s just like, assess yourself, and constantly upgrade yourself. That is always going to be a work in progress as you continue to be exposed. Exposure is the greatest education one can have….
This is the way that you are going to grow, and that is the way that you are consistently working on yourself for the rest of your life.