So of course there is a story!
I have interviewed several people since April, OMG I feel so ashamed and Daniella was one of
Then EVERYTHING HAPPEN, I was singing Rihanna work over and over and over.
It was just a crazy time here at Trinidad Mogulista.
The plus side was that I got to see Ms. Wade in action and I must tip my hat when I see folks try
to outwork me ….hehehehehe…. just a lil shade, not much, enough to keep things interesting.
Daniella is PUTTING IN THE WORK.
From being a coach with John Maxwell team, to being an insurance agent and a travel expert.
That’s a lot huh?
I saw on social media also the vulnerable part of Miss Wade, when she lost her dog, I felt like
crying also because she poured out such high intensity emotion on her Facebook page.
So let’s read what Ms. Wade had to say a couple months ago ok?
TM: Tell us about yourself and what you do.
I am a Network Marketing Professional/ Business Owner and a Leadership Coach. Essentially I help persons achieve success by stepping out of their comfort zones and becoming deliberate with the actions required to reach their goals.
TM: How has motherhood changed your perspective on entrepreneurship
Even though I had started small business ventures prior to becoming a mother, after the birth of my daughter, I experienced a tremendous desire to be the best protector, nurturer and role model for my daughter. Unfortunately, with a typical job, the higher up the corporate ladder you go, the more work and stress you are expected to manage. I decided that the only way to become the mother I desired, was to create the ideal working environment. Only Entrepreneurship could do that. So I looked for opportunities that were more entrepreneurial in nature, and not employee driven.
TM: How do you balance, is there anything called balance?
Balance … hmmm.
Balance is relative. Some people choose to balance hours of daily work and family time, some choose to balance by the week. My idea of balance, right now, is to work and over work. Put in all the effort up front, get the systems in place, create the streams of residual income now. So later, I can enjoy as much free time as I would like with my family.
TM: How do you deal with mom guilt?
I try to minimise guilt of any type. I incorporate my daughter into all of my business activities, she’s heavily involved. So much that she often comes to me with her own business ideas. At first, I wasn’t sure about what I was doing and the impact it would have on her, but I had faith and I pressed on. The worst thing that could have happened is that she became a millionaire at 10 LOL. But seriously, I practice gratitude, humility and forgiveness as well. I also believe in communication. So if I fall short in an area, I apologise and we move on. I explain to her when we have to make sacrifices, and she understands. I encourage conversation so that I’m always aware of how she’s feeling. And I show her the little and big wins along the way, so she understands that we’re not toiling in vain.
TM: Why did you decide to get into business, specifically this business?
I also sell Insurance, and two years ago I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition that basically turned my life upside down. I went from being a super star performer, with a great income, to trying to survive, physically, financially and emotionally. When you hit rock bottom, there’s nothing left for you but to go up or stay down and die. I wasn’t about to give up, and I had to find new options. A friend presented the Network Marketing business to me and it fit the needs of what I wanted to do; Travel more for less, and earn an income whether I ‘went to work’ or not. After a few months in the business, I realised that I had a talent for developing others to do things that they never thought they were capable of. Network Marketing is awesome for showing you your true talent. So I delved more into the Leadership side of the business, and that’s when my Network Marketing team really started to explode. I think this has been the most exciting thing that I’ve ever experienced, watching human beings develop their potential. I am so thankful that I get to be a part of this. After much consideration, I decided to make this talent official. I am now a Teacher and Speaker with the John Maxwell team. I now offer my services to persons whether you are in business with me, or you just want to learn to become a leader in your own right.
TM: How do you balance your entrepreneur life, social life and family life?
They are all tied together at the moment. The Network Marketing business is a lifestyle business so I tie my family and social interactions into meetings and get-togethers. We make this fun, especially for the children. Leadership is something naturally in me. This lends to the authenticity in my business. So there is no separation of Daniella Wade personal and Daniella Wade Professional. At every given moment I am a fun loving entrepreneur, who enjoys travelling, and is extremely good at leading, influencing and motivating others. (At least that’s what I tell myself … LOL)
TM: Where do you see yourself in five years with regards to your business?
I see myself as an industry leader, and Keynote speaker at prestigious Thought Leadership events. I want to become the catalyst that motivates people to action on a grand scale. I think we are missing real examples in this country especially, and I’d like to be that person.
TM: Name three things that your business has taught you.
Humility – You cannot be successful without first learning to serve others
Clarity – No matter how dim things look, stay focused and always believe in you.
Belief – We only know what we have been taught through school or experience. There is so much more out there, and if the mind can conceive it, you can definitely achieve it.
TM: Can you tell us one fun fact about you?
I’m very clumsy …
TM: What keeps you motivated, especially on the rough days? How do you keep pressing on?
I am reminded that my daughter and my team depend on me. There have been many times when I’m in pain and I have to take care of my daughter, or when I’m talking to my team via what’s app chat and I’m curled up in bed. They don’t know that, and I get to put aside my weakness and do my duties. Even though it may be temporary, I am reminded that there is always strength inside of me to keep me going.
TM: What is the biggest mistake you would say you have made in your business thus far?
Very rarely do I see things as mistakes, but more learning lessons. But I would say that I wish that I trusted ‘Me’ a lot sooner in the process. At the beginning of my development, before I started Network Marketing, I found myself trying to be someone else’s version of success. It was a nightmare, and I was terribly frustrated. When I started NM I had nothing left to lose and nothing left to prove, so I just did me, and it turns out that I was pretty good at that.
TM: What is your greatest achievement thus far?
Personal: Embracing who I am as a person, all my faults and flaws, to understand, uncover and accept my strengths and talents.
Professional: In my current company, there are over 7,000 reps worldwide, of which only 4 women are top leaders. I am one of those female leaders, I achieved this title in just 30 days of business. I am currently the top leader in Trinidad and Tobago, and the top female in the Caribbean.
TM: What is one secret of the trade that you are in, that you will like share with our readers?
Always be open to new opportunities, try new things, take risks, learn more about who you are and what you can do daily, invest in personal development. And most importantly, Believe in yourself. Don’t let anyone dim your shine
TM: What is the best advice you would give to a young entrepreneur, who wants to get into business?
Find someone who is doing what you want to do, and ask them to mentor you.
TM: How can some-one get in contact with you re: your services?
Well she schooled you guys!
I want to also thank her for her encouragement and kind words during my birthday month.
It was greatly appreciated.
Hat off to you Ms. Wade….
We see you grinding!
With love and hustle