We are incredibly fortunate to have longtime friend and legendary speaker Christy Wright as our guest for today’s episode. Christy is the author of Business Boutique, host of the wildly popular Business Boutique Podcast, and a Ramsey Personality to top it all off! Christy joined Ramsey Solutions in 2009, has spoken to tens of thousands of people across the country at their events, and has used that as leverage to built her own personal brand thereafter in very short order. She has carved out a personalized niche in the space as well, using her reach to equip women with the knowledge and steps they need to successfully grow a business.
Christy joins us on the show to speak about her unique path and the lessons she has learned along the way. A key takeaway is her posture of gratitude, a feeling she has that it all fell into her lap, as she never dreamed of being a successful speaker or writer. Christy also talks about maintaining a sense of one’s value in building a brand, and how important her team is through enabling her to do what she is best at. Don’t miss out on this brilliant conversation!
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Key Points From This Episode:
- The origins of Ramsey Personalities which were invented to sustain Ramsey Solutions.
- What it takes to be a Ramsey Personality: contrasts between being a star and an employee.
- How the Speakers Group got formed to handle all the speaking requests Dave was getting.
- What happened to get Christy a job with Dave when she filled in for Rachel Cruze.
- The idea that providing a solution to a problem can lead to a lifelong career.
- Christy’s surprise and gratitude about her position due it exceeding her goals.
- How one can be the best at what they do but if they aren’t known they won’t reach anybody.
- Christy’s ability to carve out a new audience for herself using Ramsey Solutions as leverage.
- The support Dave’s organization gives Christy to experiment with her own projects.
- Ways that Christy understands ego in light of her connection to Dave’s personal brand.
- How important Christy’s team is in allowing her to do what she is best at.
- Bridging the gap between being grateful and holding your own while building a brand.
- Indicators that hopeful speakers are in it for fame: they have no message.
- A tip: approach your personal brand from the perspective of giving rather than getting.
- Ways that Christy deals with pressure by remembering that God wants her to do a job.
- Advice for people who think they don’t have what it takes: skills can be learned.
- The surprise Christy felt at discovering Sarah Jakes Roberts was an introvert.
- Mysteries around God placing people in unlikely situations and enabling them to cope.
The most amazing career opportunities are finding PROBLEMS for other people that you can SOLVE.The most amazing #careeropportunities are finding #problems for other people that you can #solve. - @ChristyBWright #influentialpersonalbrandpodcast #problemsolver #personalbrand Click To Tweet
“We really are the message bearers for the future of this company.” — @ChristyBWright [0:08:59]“We really are the message bearers for the #future of this company.” — @ChristyBWright #messengers #personalbrand #influencers #influentialpersonalbrandpodcast Click To Tweet
“It’s not like I just woke up here because it was a lot of hard work and God opening doors. The thing is, God opened doors I didn’t know I wanted to walk through.” — @ChristyBWright [0:10:38]“It’s not like I just woke up here because it was a lot of hard work and God opening doors. The thing is, God opened doors I didn’t know I wanted to walk through.” — @ChristyBWright #hardwork #influence #personalbrand… Click To Tweet
It doesn’t matter if I’m the greatest speaker in the world or the greatest author in the world. If no one knows about it, then I’m not able to help anyone. You have to promote. -- Christy WrightIt doesn’t matter if I’m the greatest #speaker in the world or the greatest #author in the world. If no one knows about it, then I’m not able to #help anyone. You have to #promote. - @ChristyBWright #influentialpersonalbrandpodcast… Click To Tweet
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“Sales is not a personality style, it’s a skill, and skills can be learned.” — @ChristyBWright [0:12:11]“Sales is not a #personality style, it’s a #skill, and skills can be #learned.” — @ChristyBWright #influence #personalbrand #influentialpersonabrandpodcast Click To Tweet
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About Christy Wright
Christy Wright is the #1 national best-selling author of Business Boutique, host of the Business Boutique Podcast, a Certified Business Coach and a Ramsey Personality with a passion for equipping women with the knowledge and steps they need to successfully run and grow a business. Since joining Ramsey Solutions in 2009, she has spoken to thousands across the country at women’s conferences, national business conferences, Fortune 500 companies and her own sold-out live events.
Christy Wright — https://www.daveramsey.com/personalities/christy-wright/
Christy Wright on Instagram —https://www.instagram.com/christybwright/?hl=en
Christy Wright on Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/OfficialChristyWright/
Business Boutique — https://www.businessboutique.com/
Business Boutique Podcast — https://www.businessboutique.com/podcast/
Business Boutique — https://amzn.to/2VcMHQY
Dave Ramsey — https://www.daveramsey.com/
Ramsey Solutions — https://www.daveramsey.com/careers/about-us
Jeremy Breland on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-breland-4ab2599/
Zig Ziglar — https://www.ziglar.com/
Lewis Howes — https://lewishowes.com/
Rachel Cruze — https://www.daveramsey.com/personalities
Sheryl Sandberg — https://leanin.org/
Lean In — https://amzn.to/2vPWEtc
Anthony ONeal —https://www.daveramsey.com/personalities
Chris Hogan — https://www.daveramsey.com/personalities
Ken Coleman — https://www.daveramsey.com/personalities
Sarah Jakes Roberts — https://sarahjakesroberts.com/
Propel Women — https://www.propelwomen.org/
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