Welcome to She Leads Podcast Season 5, Episode 9! This episode of She Leads Podcast features Kierra The Goddess founder of The Spiritual and Paid Academy. Kierra The Goddess is an Author, Business/Mindset/Spiritual Strategist, and Speaker who leads her life like the Boss she is. To hear Kierra The Goddess’ take on leadership, listen to her interview as she discusses how being authentically you helps to find your tribe, learning to be strong willed, and the necessity of self-love.
Kierra The Goddess’ Bio
Kierra Turner, known as Kierra The Goddess, is a spiritual, mindset and business strategist, speaker and course creator that specializes in helping women create a healthy abundant relationship with money, remove limited beliefs through a unique method, start and build sustainable businesses.
Kierra is the author of The Spiritual Boss Babes Guide To Being Spiritual and Paid. The creator of From 9-5 to CEO course, The Spiritual and Paid Manifestation Bootcamp and Spiritual and Paid Course Creation. She was introduced into the financial world at the age of 19 when she became the assistant manager at a local payday loan/check cashing establishment, and then went into banking and insurance. Before leaving corporate America to be a full time entrepreneur Kierra managed save $50,000 in 4 years on a $41,000 based salary.
Kierra used these skills along with her life experiences and her years of studying metaphysics and the law of attraction to build her consulting agency. Since 2016 Kierra has helped many women leave their 9-5, create a healthy relationship with money, increase their income and make life changing results.
Nicole Walker’s Interview Commentary
I really enjoyed this interview with Kierra and I hope you did as well.
I agree with Kierra’s belief that we need to love ourselves first to effectively love others. As Kierra stated, an effective leader leads with love which must begin with self-love in order to extend to others. If we do not have a healthy love relationship with ourselves, then we are not capable of having a healthy love relationship with anyone else. Kierra gave great advice for ways we can learn to love ourselves that I not only agree with, I also use in my continual journey of self-love. A quote by Wayne Dyer reads, “If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.”
I admire Kierra’s viewpoint on the importance of being comfortable with ourselves, especially when we have to walk the path less traveled. According` to Kierra, leaders go against the grain and do not use the norms of society to dictate their paths. As leaders, we must be strong willed and not waver in search of popularity. Being able to stand for what we believe in, differentiates the strong from the weak. It is often said that true leadership can be a lonely, yet rewarding journey. A quote by Hugh Macleod reads, “The price of being a sheep is boredom. The price of being a wolf is loneness. Choose one or the other with great care.”
I can relate to Kierra’s experience with not having previous knowledge of the field she is now in as I experienced the same. Before becoming a consultant Kierra did not know much about the industry, as I did not know much about podcasting before becoming a podcaster. As with Kierra, hiring a business coach was a pivotal point in my life and opened me up to a whole new world. Kierra suggested that, nothing happens to us, everything happens for us which I completely understand as I have witnessed this truth in my life. Although things may not seem right at a given time, or may not go the way I envisioned; everything works out the way it should. A quote by Richard Branson reads, “Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change.”
Nicole Walker’s Takeaway of the Week
Kierra shared how her corporate background influenced the way she showed up in entrepreneurship, because she initially associated a certain persona with credibility. There are many times when we can feel we have to live up to expectations or fit some preconceived notion of how to live and run our businesses. Learning to fully accept who we are not worry about those that do not agree with or appreciate us is key to breaking past this limiting mindset and finding the people who truly embrace us as individuals.
I will make it my business to continue to become comfortable with myself, as I also come from a corporate background and have been conditioned to believe somethings are acceptable, while others are not. I want to find my tribe of people who love me for who I am, and I know the only want to do so is to be unapologetically myself.
A quote by Lori Deschene reads, “Find the courage to be authentic. Not everyone will like you, but no one can if they don’t get a chance to know you.”
Nicole Walker’s Leadership Challenge
My leadership challenge for you would be to think about the one thing you can take away from this episode and adopt into your life. I know it’s hard to absorb too much information at one time and it’s even harder to try and implement too many changes at once. When I attend a training or listen to podcasts I aim to walk away with a least one thing that stuck out to me and one way that I can change as a result. I challenge you to do the same!
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Thanks and until next time “Be Empowered and Empower On”!