Becoming Your Own Boss with Amy Porterfield
“How can being your own boss redefine your life?” Amy Porterfield, online marketing expert, podcast host, and author, asks that question and much more to help women navigate into living the life they have dreamed. Porterfield joins Dr. Phil on his podcast, Phil in the Blanks, to discuss her new book, “Two Weeks Notice,” where she shows women how to go from stuck and complacent to courageous and capable by devising a nine-to-five exit plan, so they are no longer at the mercy of corporate politics and fall victim to blatant discrimination.
“Stop looking around for permission and just say, 'I'll figure this out,'” Porterfield says.
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DR. PHIL MCGRAW: But then all of a sudden something triggered you where you said, no, I'm not going to do this anymore.
Amy Porterfield: It was actually a very specific moment in time. So I was working for Tony for about six years and I was getting paid well. I got to travel. I was a director, so I had a team around me. On paper. It was a really good job. // Tony decided to do a focus group of some type and he brought in a bunch of online business owners. Now they needed someone to take notes for the meeting, so this is very humbling. I was brought in to take notes. I sat at a side table and all these guys came in. They were all men, and they sat at this big oak table in our offices in San Diego, California. // Now, these guys were in all these different areas like real estate, relationship building, investing, so many different markets. But they all talked about freedom.They were working when they wanted, where they wanted, and how they wanted.
Amy Porterfield: I realized for the first time in my life, I have never been free. // I don't know what these guys are doing, but I'm going to figure this out. I need to be my own boss.
DR. PHIL MCGRAW: And did you decide at the time that there was something to being your own boss that you pick up somewhere that had not been shared with you? Because saying you want to be your own boss
DR. PHIL MCGRAW: And then having the skills, the abilities, the support systems, the intuitions, the insights, the understandings to actually be your own boss are two very different things. Everybody wants to be their own boss, but being able to do it successfully are two very different things.
DR. PHIL MCGRAW: They always say that it's getting out of the comfort zone, taking that risk that keeps them settling for what they don't want instead of reaching for what they do want.
Amy Porterfield: I had no boundaries. I was working my life away and I hated the business I created. I hated the position I put myself in. So how do you boss yourself? How do you go out on your own and not step right back into being an employee?
Stop looking around for permission and just say, I'll figure this out.
Amy Porterfield: I've always thought that I needed a man. I thought that I needed a man to help me make decisions. And it started with my dad and then all these male bosses.
DR. PHIL MCGRAW: And that's what when you said, “Hey, burn it down, I can build it back because I've got that information”. That's when you become independent.
Amy Porterfield: Absolutely. And that's when life begins to change.
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Amy Porterfield asks that question and so much more to help women navigate into living the life they dreamed of.
Amy, author of “Two Weeks’ Notice” is an ex-corporate girl turned CEO of a multimillion-dollar business, shows women how to go from stuck and complacent to courageous and capable by devising a 9-to-5 exit plan so you are no longer at the mercy of corporate politics and fall victim to blatant discrimination.