Flight Club is a call to rebel, reinvent, and thrive! The book shares the journey of women who “leaned out” of corporate to launch their dream business.
Felena Hanson, founder of Hera Hub, shares her personal story and rise to entrepreneurship. The book also features the journeys of and advice from six courageous female entrepreneurs: Debby Eubank, Linda O’Keefe, Lorin Beller, Sara Clark-Williams, Deirdre Maloney, and MaryCay Durrant. Each shares an exercise to help you craft your flight path.
The final section of the book includes access to an online platform (www.StepsToStartup.com) which walks you through 17 foundational steps of launching a business. Book buyers will receive three months free access!
This book is for you if …
You are tired of building someone else’s dream
You want to pursue your passion as a career
You are over the corporate politics
You want more control of your time and life
You don’t want to build your dream business alone!
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Q & A with Felena Hanson
How did you come up with this idea?
My desire to share my story of rebellion and reinvention – 3 layoffs, 1 divorce, and 50,000 pounds of metal landing on my car, crushing 27 bones in my arms, legs, and face – showed me that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. As a successful entrepreneur I wanted to convey that the road is not easy and that anyone can launch their own business.
How did you choose your contributors?
The book also features the journeys of and advice from six courageous female entrepreneurs: Debby Eubank, Linda O’Keefe, Lorin Beller, Sara Clark-Williams, Deirdre Maloney, and MaryCay Durrant. Each shares an exercise to help the reader craft their “flight path”. They cover 5 essential entrepreneurial attributes – mindset, fear, passion, strengths, and vision. I also included a dozen stories of women who share their “lean out” moment – that day they knew the corporate world was not for them and they decided to take flight as an entrepreneur.
Why did you decide to combine a message of inspiration with an actionable guide?
The book was my chance to be vulnerable and share my story. I’ve been told my many that my journey is inspiring – very much what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I’m a very practical person and always want to add as much value as possible to any interaction. It was important to me to give the reader a clear path to finding their path and a set of concrete steps to execute that plan – otherwise it just felt incomplete. That final section, the action plan, is also backed-up with an interactive online platform – www.StepsToStartup.com – which walks you through 17 foundational steps of launching a business, including links to resources and videos. Book buyers will receive three months free access.
If you could talk to one person from history who you would define as creative and inspirational to your goals, who would it be and why?
I’m intrigued by diplomats… people who could solve large problems by simply getting people to see both sides and work together. There are so many amazing women… I would have to pick from two…
Charlotte Perkins Gilman – economist, lecturer, author, feminist. She was the leading theorist of the women’s movement in the U.S. (1860-1935) or Anita Roddick – businesswoman & social reformer. She founded “The Body Shop”. (1942-2007)
You talk a lot about mindset in the book – why is this important?
While there are a million articles, books, and how-to guides on becoming more productive, fitter, happier, and so on, I believe that to be truly successful and live life to the fullest, it all starts with our mindset. The key to success is our ability to control our thoughts and master our psychology; everything else is a by-product of that process. If you can do that, you will open the doors to success, love, money, wealth, and everything you have ever been dreaming of.
All human beings have limiting beliefs—that is, false beliefs that are the result of their environment and that they hold as true. For instance, some people believe that money is evil and that rich people are all corrupt. Others believe that they are not smart enough, strong enough, confident enough, talented enough, or don’t come from the right background. All those beliefs are difficult to change, first because we might not be aware of them and the profound impact they have on us, and second because they are located deep down in our subconscious, and thus cannot be accessed easily. However, learning how to overcome limiting beliefs is essential to becoming an entrepreneur.
I had a recent TV interview about the topic – http://www.businessrockstars.c om/2016/08/12/alter-mindset-ac hieve-business-goals/
Felena is a long-time entrepreneur and marketing maven. Her latest venture, Hera Hub, is a spa-inspired shared workspace and community for female entrepreneurs. This as-needed, flexible work and meeting space provides a productive environment for growing businesses. Hera Hub members have access to a professional space to meet with clients and to connect and collaborate with like-minded business owners, thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous. The company has three locations in San Diego, one in Washington DC, and continues to grow nationally via a licensing model. Her goal is to support over 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their business by 2020. Felena and Hera Hub have been featured in Inc Magazine, the BBC News, Forbes, and the New York Times. She is a published author and international speaker. Her book, “Flight Club – Rebel, Reinvent, and Thrive: How to Launch Your Dream Business” is available on Amazon.
Win a copy of Flight Club: How to Launch Your Dream Business (print or ebook) with the option of a 30-min coaching session with Felena Hanson (open to USA & Can) 10 winners total
Ends Oct 15