Chaz Wolfe & Michelle Penczak , Gathering The Kings

How This Military Wife Paved Her Own Way to Success w/ Michelle Penczak

12 Jul 2023 • 42 min • EN
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On today’s episode of Gathering The Kings,  Michelle Penczak, the tenacious CEO and Founder of Squared Away, joins us on the queen’s stage. With an incredible 95% of their workforce comprising military spouses, Michelle has built an empire out of a problem she faced herself as a military spouse and created the game-changing assistant service reaching worldwide. Her bootstrapped, not venture-backed venture now has a staggering 350 assistants globally, serving C-level execs with a broad range of services, freeing up valuable time in their busy schedules. In this fire-fueled episode, we unpack several pressing topics such as the job hunting hurdles military spouses endure, the benefits of W-2 employees over contractors, and the essence of handling adversity without backing down. We also deep dive into the manifold benefits of entrusting your tasks to a virtual assistant from Squared Away. Ready to empower your entrepreneur spirit? It's time to step into the innovative world of Squared Away with Michelle Penczak. Tap that 'Play' button now! During this episode, you will learn about; [01:03]  Intro to Michelle and her business [02:03]  What is the deep burning desire inside of Michelle? [04:49]  Michelle discusses the desire of autonomy as a military spouse [16:22]  Michelle talks about the power of having someone come alongside you in your journey as an entrepreneur [21:48]  A good business decision that Michelle has made [24:19]  Michelle talks about why this bad decision is not always a bad decision [27:44]  The role that the entrepreneur plays in developing their employees [29:12]  The number 1 KPI that Michelle is tracking right now [30:29]  A business resource that Michelle recommends [31:52]  How Michelle is able obsess over her work and family at the same time [35:23]  What advice would Michelle give the younger version of herself? [36:37]  How to connect with Michelle [41:32]  Info on Gathering The Kings Mastermind Notable Quotes "We handle everything, literally everything, except for taxes; we're not trying to get anyone Al Capone'd." - Michelle Penczak "I didn't let the company imploding bring me down. I'm not going to let time zones beat me." - Michelle Penczak "At that point, I was fully and completely sponsored by all things caffeine." - Michelle Penczak "You process it, you let it go, you move forward." - Michelle Penczak Corrected Quotes: "As entrepreneurs, we know that if we don't have options, we don't have solutions. That's where solutions come from, options." - Chaz Wolfe (Host) Books and Resources Recommended: Grant, Adam. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know. New York: Viking, 2021. Print. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know (Audible Audio Edition): Adam Grant, Adam Grant, Penguin Audio: Audible Books & Originals Let’s Connect! Michelle Penczak’s Info: Website: LinkedIn: Facebook:  <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

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