Taking the Leap

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Summary

Mark and Raquel Williams (@mdub50 and @RRWilliams_) are a couple of entrepreneurs partnered up with Bonvera. Both from different backgrounds, these two are humble but incredibly successful on their own and together in their respective industries. Mark comes to the table with a background in law enforcement, detective work, SWAT team, and kicking butt, while Raquel comes from a background of recruiting, staffing, and sales. Coming together, they’ve brought their expertise and grit to be business partners, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals in their own ventures, including an ice cream shop and a Bonvera business. Mark and Raquel reside in California where they manage a big family, multiple businesses, and several teams of entrepreneurs.

They join Bob in this podcast episode to talk about how to win. Raquel personalizes her story about how she came to believe “I can do it!” Mark shares his training and experience with law enforcement and as a SWAT officer. Together, they share with Bob the lessons they learned from a typical 9-to-5 job and how they applied them in their entrepreneurial pursuits.

Show Notes

"I had a win, and it told me that I could do it. I had that piece of me that kept reminding me of that win saying 'You can do it. Remember?’" -- Mark & Raquel Williams 


Mark and Raquel Williams (@mdub50 and @RRWilliams_) are a couple of entrepreneurs partnered up with Bonvera. Both from different backgrounds, these two are humble but incredibly successful on their own and together in their respective industries. Mark comes to the table with a background in law enforcement, detective work, SWAT team, and kicking butt, while Raquel comes from a background of recruiting, staffing, and sales. Coming together, they’ve brought their expertise and grit to be business partners, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals in their own ventures, including an ice cream shop and a Bonvera business. Mark and Raquel reside in California where they manage a big family, multiple businesses, and several teams of entrepreneurs.


They join Bob in this podcast episode to talk about how to win. Raquel personalizes her story about how she came to believe “I can do it!” Mark shares his training and experience with law enforcement and as a SWAT officer. Together, they share with Bob the lessons they learned from a typical 9-to-5 job and how they applied them in their entrepreneurial pursuits.


Notes on Believing in Yourself: 


-Remind yourself over and over again of your self-belief.


-You can do it. Remember? You’ve done it before. 


-Find a great mentor who will believe in you and push you. 


-A great mentor instills the courage in you to help you develop and grow.


-Oftentimes, we have pain and wounds that hold us back.


-It takes courage to go into our wounds, heal them, and move forward.


-Find tools and resources that help you heal your wounds.


Links in this episode include: 


Mark & Raquel’s Leadership Profile, a bio on their story, why they joined Bonvera, and what their life looks like as entrepreneurs


How to Beat Self-Doubt and Stop Selling Yourself Short, an interesting article from Forbes on the very topics Raquel faced early in her career


SWAT Team process, an article on how you become a SWAT officer


Hair Loss Solutions, a company somewhat similar to what Raquel did in LA early in her career


Hair Club, hair replacement solutions for men and women


Hair Grafting and Restoration Methods, a medical procedure on hair restoration


The Power of the Subconscious Mind, a book by Joseph Murphy on Amazon


Bonvera RTE, it’s a regional training event hosted by Bonvera and powered by the New Way MBA education program


Attitude is Everything, a book by Jeff Kelly on Amazon


To learn more about Bob’s two books, find them on Amazon here: The Leap and Love Your Work.

What is Taking the Leap?

The Taking the Leap Podcast is where you can learn how to launch your full-time career in this part-time gig economy. No matter what career you’re in, you have the potential to be the best version of you and overcome whatever obstacles stand in your way. And now here’s your host, the CEO of Bonvera, Bob Dickie.