70: Broken Home Doesn’t Mean Broken Person: Being a Self-Made Woman (with Salena Knight)
Growing up with dysfunction and a broken home, Salena Knight set out completely on her own at age 15. By her early twenties owned several properties and today she owns her own business. Salena shares some powerful thoughts on letting go of “victim thinking” and choosing the life you want. A must-listen episode!
Salena Knight is retail strategist who helps independent retailers to grow their business so they can have personal and financial freedom. She lives in Sydney Australia with her husband, daughter and rescue greyhound. In her free time she likes to build things, cook and spend time outdoors.
Nuggets of Wisdom from Salena:
“Laugh at yourself because if you don't, someone else will laugh at you. Laugh at the things that happened because it hurts more when someone laughs at you, than when you laugh about what happened to yourself.”
“Just don't take everything seriously; otherwise, you'll end up getting hurt by what other people think about you.”
“All I wanted to do was to prove to the world that coming from a broken family doesn't mean that you have to be a broken person.”
“You have the choice to make your life-whatever it is you want to be!”
“I was determined to finish my studies and be something better!”
“It does get to the point where you have to decide who your family is and who you want to hang around.”
“You can choose your family, you can choose who you want to hang around with.”
“If you hang around with people who don't want to take action, who are going to suck the life out of you and deplete you, then you aren't going to strive, you won't be able to achieve those goals.”
“At the end of the day, you have to look after you.”
Some of Salena's Favorite Things:
Personal habit: “Constantly striving to succeed. A desire to just be better, bigger, more. I have to get outside every single day, get out with the dog at least once.”
Easy meal: “Tacos. 5 batches and freeze them.”
Favorite kitchen gadget: “Kettle, slow cooker, and food processor.”
Salena's Favorite Books: “The Dip by Seth Godin”
Best advice received: “You can do it.”
Salena's Happiness Formula:
Family + Home + Laughter + Challenge
A Challenge from Salena:
“Go and evaluate your relationships and see if you have those vampire people. Who energizes you and who depletes you? What can you do about the depleters?”
Webinar by Salena – for Retailers Looking to Grow Their Customer Base Fast
Jen's Interview on Salena's Podcast (Bringing Business to Retail)
Southernbellemollymook.com (Salena's vacation rental)
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