How To Overcome Fear and Become The Best You With Carrie Wilkerson [Episode #50]

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  • January 24, 2013

Carrie Wilkerson went from over worked, over weight, depressed and in debt to one of the leading mentors and thought leaders in online marketing and women in business.

She’s a Texas girl who’s down to earth, has a non-BS approach to business and she’s making a difference in the world.

Watch my video interview with Carrie to learn more about her amazing story and see what she’s up to today.

Here are some actionable highlights from this Video Interview:

  • Don’t let your own fear stop you from achieving great things – Carrie was over weight, over worked, depressed and couldn’t even get an interview.  One day she said “Enough is Enough” and she’s paved her own way ever since.
  • If you want success – step out of the place you don’t want to be.  There’s no “Easy” card and you must do the hard work, but it’s a choice.  [see previous interview with Dyana Valentine – Making Choices and Turning Your Flaws Into Awes]
  • The reason you haven’t achieved what you want to achieve is because you haven’t decided that you WILL – you may want, but you must decide you will.
  • You will have critics and negativity in life – don’t let it get you down.  Learn from it and look at it from a measure of grace.  You don’t know what path others are walking [see my previous interview with Basma Hameed to see how  adversity and bullying has helped her succeed]
  • On work life balance – balance is in the eye of the beholder.  Maybe rhythm is a better way to label it instead of balance.  Schedule important things on your calendar.
  • On systems and processes – Carrie uses several tools such as Time Trade which sync’s to her Google Calendar, she has a VA for support 10 hours per month, she only accepts scheduled incoming calls and she tries to take off every Friday to spend time with her family.
  • Don’t let fear stop you – you can be scared and broke or afraid and well paid. You’re going to be scared either way, so you may as well be paid for it.

About guest Carrie Wilkerson









Carrie Wilkerson is the voice of experience. From corporate life to teaching high school to direct sales, to information marketing and coaching she has ‘been there and done that’ professionally and personally. An ‘overnight mom’ to 2 toddlers through adoption, her priorities instantly changed and so did her workplace. She’s now built several businesses and coached others to do the same while overcoming extreme debt, losing 110 lbs and having 2 more children, for a total of 4, aging from toddler to teen!

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  • Lisa Saline

    Carrie Wilkerson is a true role model for busy executives and busy moms. I met her on Twitter when she had 1700 followers. She’s worked hard to get to where she is today. Excellent value added content.

    • Shelia

      Hi Lisa, thank you so much for watching and commenting. I love her story and the hard work she’s put in makes all the more inspiring. I do a weekly show – hope you have a chance to check out some of the other amazing women i’ve interviewed. Thanks again, Shelia

  • Leanne Golan

    This was a fabulous interview with Carrie Wilkerson, Shelia.

    I was very encouraged when Carrie said she was out of her comfort zone every single day ~ I’m beginning to believe that is key to moving forward and reaching our highest potential in business and in life.

    Thanks for getting out of your comfort zone and doing Successful Women Talk – I’m looking forward to more great shows in the future.

    • Shelia

      Hi Leanne, thanks so much. I totally agree – my best work seems to come when I’m out of my comfort zone as well. Thanks for your support! Shelia

  • Galina

    “Afraid and well-paid”. I like that and: “one pound at a time, one client at a time….” It’s refreshing to hear women share their fears and real life stories.
    Thank you for the interview, Shelia!

    • Shelia

      Hi Galina, I loved her comment as well – it’s so true, right. I find no better inspiration than hearing the stories of other successful women. Thanks again for you support and great comments. Shelia

  • Michelle Colon-Johnson

    Great interview! I met Carrie at a Bob Burg event in 2010-2011. It was called the Big Event. She was the same person on the interview as she is in person. I love her transparency!

    • Shelia

      Hi Michelle, thanks so much for your comment. I agree with you and that’s why so many people like her. I’m having Bob Burg on the show in a few weeks, so you’ll have to check that one out as well. Thanks again, Shelia