One-On-One with Samantha Stewart, Coach, Founder, and CEO: 20 Years of Experience and Female Leadership.
Samantha Steward gives us a more in-depth look at her career and the struggle for equal pay for women in business. She is precisely the type of forward-thinking, ground-breaking thinker that the world desperately needs right now.
Samantha Stewart, Founder and CEO of SR=S Soulful Reality = Success, brings to her coaching practice two decades of business-building expertise. She created and operated many firms and worked in the trenches, helping celebrities grow their brands, inspired by the dearth of female representation in her sector.
Samantha specializes in assisting company owners that want to expand and elevate their enterprises. Her worldwide clientele hails from a range of sectors, with many leaving corporate jobs and wanting to shed their employee attitude to succeed in their company. She empowers her clients to take charge of their futures and prioritize their time and relationships, allowing them to boldly venture beyond their comfort zone and thrive in all parts of their life.
What‘s your biggest lesson learned?
Begin before you’re prepared. Begin before you have everything sorted out. Just get started. This is your trip, and just yours. Sometimes others will accompany you on your journey, and other times you be on your own.
Do you have any tips or advise for new entrepreneurs or anybody looking to get into your industry?
Entrepreneurship may be very lucrative, but it is not for everyone. Whether you’re not sure if this is for you, consider the following:
How concentrated am I?
Is it OK for me to be misunderstood for an extended length of time?
Is this more important to me than everything else?
Is it possible for me to accept living in discomfort for extended periods of time?
What inspires you every day?
I am conscious that I am here to use my skills to help others. I know I’m here to show people how to live the life they’ve only envisioned for themselves. Every day, I am motivated by the people whose lives I have touched and who are following their dreams and achieving their goals.
What is your daily routine? What are your morning rituals, and what are your basic habits?
1. When I get up, the first thing I do is drink a full glass of water before doing anything else. I get myself and my children ready.
2. After I get children to school, I go for my morning trek. I need that time to clear my mind and prepare for the day.
3. I follow a 50/10 guideline when working. I work for 50 minutes and then take a 10-minute break to get up, move about, drink some water, have a snack, and so on. It makes no difference what I’m doing. I’m going to take a break.
My workday ends an hour before I pick up my children from school. This allows me to decompress and switch gears so that I can be totally present with my children. Unless I’m away, we have supper together every night. Then I put the kids to bed and prepare for the following day by checking my calendar, pulling client and vendor fles, and downloading any necessary software, applications, or upgrades. I’m going to keep a diary. Then I jot down a few notes for myself and go to bed with a clear mind.
What advice would you give to your ten-year-old self right now?
To savour every minute of childhood. Don’t be concerned about the future. To believe that my dreams would come true. To believe that every door that shuts will be replaced by an even greater one. Knowing that childhood lays the groundwork and teaches you the abilities you’ll need to succeed in adulthood. Always have an open mind.
What is your all-time favourite quote?
“Be the Change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi