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Debbie Ettridge

Consultant Business Development YourOutsourcedBdm Finance

Adelaide South Australia, Australia
Member Since Jan, 2020

""Momentum Is Everything....Keep a Dancin' Maria""

I am a Mum and a wife as well as a highly motivated person who thrives when working as a business development consultant in an environment with like minded people. I have one adult son who is still to this day, the reason for my purpose, success and happiness in life! There was a time when we shared a block of years together from when he was 12....we achieved mutual goals together because I worked in a very empowering environment which enabled me to learn so many skills not just about business but about "life"....we only have 1 life...so let's make the most of our focus...What we focus on expands...and my son and I achieved through visualising...and working to an action plan... for him to go to USA and pursue tennis within the US college system....from that period tennis has always been in his life he is working in one of the top tennis academies in US....as well, and by way of achieving goals with my son I too along the way empowered myself to have a go, learn and achieve business success, travel and relationship goals! Goals have changed...life is still excitement city!

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Why are you a Business Chicks member?

As I am now a self employed person I need to belong to a vibrant, positive, female group to connect with and learn from! I am an atmosphere-aholic and Business Chicks ethos gives me all the excitement and buzz I need to stay energised, in the zone and moving forward with my business! (you become who you are around)

What's been the biggest pinch-me moment of your career?

attending aprivate Awards dinner set up to be a private setting on Rodeo Drive in LA plus attending huge party at Playboy Mansion in Las Angeles as part of conference (my son was with me!) We bid at silent auction for an original photo of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and carried it all the way across US and home via Hawaii ..very gracious air stewards!

How do you deal with setbacks, failures and fear?

Sometimes it is harder than other times but I always go with 95% solution 5% problem theory....what you focus on expands....this day will pass....and I have found over the years one becomes stronger after setback/failure ...which I prefer to call "learning experiences" Fear is something that we all experience in different areas of our lives â?¦.I am best if I consciously use meditation

What's the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Always keep looking forward don't look back!

Which women inspire you and why?

Ophrah Winfrey, Julie Bishop, Hilary Clinton â?¦.they are all amazing achievers, leaders and influencers â?¦.

What's been the biggest challenge you have faced and how did it help shape who you are today?

Separation/divorce left me feeling very disillusioned/trust broken was left in a very precarious financial situation in that I was left with serious debt : I learnt that every problem has a solution once solution found bingo! move! I proved to myself that the only person you can rely upon is yourself! From here I climbed corporate ladder: worked three jobs to achieve goals for my son and myself: I read every positive thought leader book and did a great course Money & You by Robert Kyiosaki (author Rich Man Poor Dad). I found that when I am in in a zone of drive I thrive and I love to win!

What are you really good at? (We know this one's hard, you guys! As women, we tend to talk about what everyone else is good at. But now it's your turn.)

Self motivation and working with a "make it happen" approach. I geneally know "what" I need to do ...then it is a matter of letting go and the "how" will come!

What makes you happy?

Living a fulfilled life makes me very happy....I love my son,my husband, my friends, my Mum (90), my family! I love to travel and excel! travel! experience the wonders of the world!

What's your definition of success, and how will you know when you've got there? (Go on, aim high!)

Success to me is when I am in a position to say " yes" to everything I want to do in life! this is as much about with leveraging of time as it is with money ! I would love to be involved in a thriving organization with like minded driven people ...and I would prefer that organization to be mine or be that I am running the organization!

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