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The Importance of Teamwork – Amy Stefanik

As a business leader, you know the importance of teamwork. How have you seen this vital aspect played out in your professional and personal life? Would you say it comes easier in one setting over the other? On this episode of BeFulfilled, you’ll hear from innovator and author Amy Stefanik. Amy has made a name for herself with her top selling book, “The Entrepreneur’s Wife.” In her conversation with Tony, Amy opens up about her definition of success, what her childhood was like, encountering challenges and low points in her journey, the importance of teamwork, and much more! Don’t miss a minute of this exciting episode with Amy!

The mindset of owning success daily.

Too often, we think of success as a long and overarching goal that we have for our career. What if there was a way to look at success from a different vantage point? What if you could find empowerment and achievement through daily successes instead of always looking to the horizon? On this episode of BeFulfilled, you’ll hear from Amy Stefanik as she shares her view of success and why she enjoys owning success daily. Amy says that she doesn’t see success as an “end of the race” type of success, rather she chooses to focus on what she can accomplish before the end of each day. This simple shift in thinking has helped Amy to conquer important objectives and goals which have led her to a sustained sense of accomplishment. To hear more about Amy’s story and this important mindset shift, make sure to listen to this episode!

Encountering a significant turning point.

How do you recover from a starling and significant setback? What lessons can you learn from such a difficult and challenging experience? On this episode of BeFulfilled, Amy Stefanik shares her story and how she and her family found their way back from a massive financial setback. After they took a massive hit from the financial crisis in 2008/2009, Amy and her family relocated to North Carolina to start a new chapter. Soon after the move, Amy went to work for corporate America and started climbing the ladder. Before long, Amy and her husband, Matt started to drift apart culminating in a three-month-long separation. The good news is that they were able to mend their relationship and come out on the other side stronger. This experience led them down a path toward appreciating the importance of teamwork. Make sure to listen to this episode as Amy expands on this period of her life and so much more!

Learning the importance of teamwork.

When was the first time you truly understood the importance of teamwork? Was it way back in grade school? Was it the first time you played on a sports team? Or was it when you worked on a team project at school for the first time? What lessons did you learn from that experience? On this episode of BeFulfilled, Amy Stefanik shares how she and her husband, Matt came to value and cherish the importance of teamwork in their personal and professional lives. Through all their ups and downs, Amy and Matt learned that they need to work together and support each other if they have any hope of accomplishing the goals they want to reach. Amy hopes that their story will help leaders like you discover the importance of teamwork. Learn more about Amy and Matt’s story on this episode!

Raising children in an entrepreneurial environment.

What impact did your parent’s profession have in your childhood? How did growing up in that environment inform your career path? On this episode of BeFulfilled, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and author Amy Stefanik. Amy shares her experience raising three children in an entrepreneurial environment and how she’s seen that impact her children. Even though it hasn’t always been smooth sailing, Amy is proud of the fact that her children are watching her and her husband champion the importance of teamwork on their journey. Amy hopes that her children will grow up with some portion of the passion, fire, and drive that has marked much of her and her husband’s journey. Learn more from Amy on this engaging episode!

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • [0:40] Tony introduces his guest, Amy Stefanik.
  • [2:20] Amy’s definition of success.
  • [3:30] What was Amy’s childhood like?
  • [6:30] Did Amy have a dream for herself when she was younger?
  • [9:00] What was the big turning point for Amy?
  • [16:00] How did Amy become an author?
  • [19:00] It’s all about teamwork.
  • [23:00] What was it that helped Amy succeed through all the challenges?
  • [26:00] Amy talks about raising kids in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • [28:30] What does Amy think of her husband? What does he think of her?
  • [31:30] Amy enters the Fulfilment Round.
  • [39:00] How to connect with Amy.

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