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What Is Your Story?



I am a big believer in reading.  It can be enjoyable, but it is also about getting perspective from someone else.

It’s one thing to read a story, but it’s completely different to tell your story.  Have you ever thought about YOUR STORY? Everyone has a story to tell.

What is your story and have you told anyone? Take a moment and think of the people in your life who have impacted you by how they live and what they say.  You witnessed the success or the outcome BUT what could really impact you is the story of how they became successful and what did it take to get the outcome.

Your story is simply the things you have experienced.  The bad and the ugly, not just the good. It has the ability to change the world in which you live, to have an impact on those around you, to be inspirational, and to help you reflect on YOU.

Here’s my challenge to you. Write your story, get with someone and tell it.  Figure out how to use it to impact the world around you.  Or write someone else’s story.  It’s easy to be on the outside looking inside someone’s world. Chances are they are not going to write and tell their story.

There is someone who needs to hear your story.

This is THE podcast that advances women toward economic, social and political achievement. Hosted by Betty Collins, CPA, and Director at Brady Ware and Company. Betty also serves as the Committee Chair for Empowering Women, and Director of the Brady Ware Women Initiative. Each episode is presented by Brady Ware and Company, committed to empowering women to go their distance in the workplace and at home.

For more information, go to the Resources page at Brady Ware and Company.

Remember to follow this podcast on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.  And forward our podcast along to other Inspiring Women in your life.


Confidence, Insecurity, Arrogance



Confidence is silent.

Insecurities are very loud.

And arrogance is just completely ignored.

Confidence is really hard. In this episode I cover:

  • What is confidence?
  • What are the qualities of a confident person?
  • And how can you be confident?

The self-confidence formula for women:

  • Take responsibility for yourself
  • Begin to experiment with life
  • Develop an action plan and implement it
  • Stick with it
  • Act “as if”
  • Find a mentor

This is THE podcast that advances women toward economic, social and political achievement. Hosted by Betty Collins, CPA, and Director at Brady Ware and Company. Betty also serves as the Committee Chair for Empowering Women, and Director of the Brady Ware Women Initiative. Each episode is presented by Brady Ware and Company, committed to empowering women to go their distance in the workplace and at home.

For more information, go to the Resources page at Brady Ware and Company.

Remember to follow this podcast on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.  And forward our podcast along to other Inspiring Women in your life.


Are Your Nevers Your Opportunities?



The “nevers” became my opportunities once I chose to consider them.

Why do we say “never” first?

  • Youth and inexperience
  • Lack of confidence
  • Easy is easier
  • No guidance
  • Fear is paralyzing

My “nevers” included:

  • Never – going to use my accounting degree
  • Never – going to be a CPA
  • Never – going to be the employer, content with being an employee
  • Never – going to merge

My “never” became “Maybe, OK, Probably” and finally “Yes” due to influencers and facing my challenges.

What are your challenges?

  • Do you value who you are – no one will ever value you as much as YOU
  • Are you leveraging your uniqueness?
  • Are you paralyzed by fear?
  • When and how you do say NO – that is not a never!

“Nevers” just may be your opportunities.  Be more aware of the people in your life. Ask more questions versus acceptance.  No one will value you more than you. Paralyzed by fear, you will miss your moment.  Leverage your uniqueness, it is your journey.

This is THE podcast that advances women toward economic, social and political achievement. Hosted by Betty Collins, CPA, and Director at Brady Ware and Company. Betty also serves as the Committee Chair for Empowering Women, and Director of the Brady Ware Women’s Initiative. Each episode is presented by Brady Ware and Company, committed to empowering women to go their distance in the workplace and at home.

For more information, go to the Resources page at Brady Ware and Company.

Remember to follow this podcast on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.  And forward our podcast along to other Inspiring Women in your life.