[00:00:00] Julie Bee: On today’s episode, I talk about my history as an underdog. And how it’s been good for my business. I’m Julie B and they don’t teach this in business school
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[00:00:28] Julie Bee: Hey there. This is Julie B and you’re listening to, they Don’t Teach This In Business School. Thank you for tuning in today. I have a few mantras I live by, but one of them is be the one they don’t see coming. And the one they’ll never forget. I have been underestimated my entire life from being the only girl on the all boys basketball team when I was in second grade to starting a business at 28 before that was a cool thing to do [00:01:00] and not being taken seriously at first.
Glances. Opening up both of my companies in the midst of either a recession or a pandemic or both, and being looked down upon as lesser than in many situations, both in business and in my personal life. I admittedly have a chip on my shoulder about this, whereas some people try to overcompensate with words or force and others walk away and believe what those other people think and say, I have a different.
I thrive as an underdog. I let my actions and my presence speak for itself. Don’t get me wrong, when I have an expectation to perform, I do well often exceeding those expectations. You can see the testimonials on my website that support the statement, but when I walk into a room, whether for networking, work, volunteering, or otherwise, and it’s clear I’m being passed over.
I [00:02:00] live by my mantra of being the one they don’t see coming and the one they’ll never forget. So why is this important to business owners and leaders? Because we hear know a lot. I have ha heard no so many times throughout my entire life as well. No, you’re the baby of the family. Let your older siblings decide.
No, your topic isn’t good for our stage at this. . No, you’re gay. So we can’t have you represent us at the national conference. No, you can’t try it that way because it’s always been done this way. No, I won’t buy your service because I don’t think it will work. No, you don’t qualify for this group of business owners.
No, no, no. I’ve heard no so many times in my life that it doesn’t surprise me anymore, and I figure out other ways to achieve the goal in mind. I always think that’s a no for now. If I want [00:03:00] something bad enough, it will happen. That underdog mentality turns into tenacity for me, and it’s one of the reasons I leave an impression on.
I am also insightful and very helpful to most business owners I talk with. I have deep conversations with them. I don’t judge them when they admit something they’re ashamed of. I provide a protected and safe space for business owners to be both vulnerable and to be rock stars. I was talking with my mom the other day and told her that I failed probably eight out of 10 times every single day.
But those two times I succeed. I really succeed. She asked me why I keep going and how I keep going. I told her mom, I go into most situations with this mantra, be the one they don’t see coming and the one they’ll never forget. I’m Julie B [00:04:00] and they don’t teach this in business school.