We had the good fortune of connecting with Becky Meadows and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Becky, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
One of the most important lessons that my business/career has taught me is that I have been in my own way! The journey continues; but I don’t want to compare myself to others successes, and step back in front of myself again! Previous abusive relationships can cause the mind to think so negatively, and I still have to move out the way, to create my own success at my pace. I follow top leaders in the field, where fear, failure, and getting in our own way are top discussions and are linked.
I have had a fear of failure, because of getting in my own way all my life.
Adding daily gratitude pushes away fear and let’s me get past myself. If I’m serving others first, it won’t be about me, it will be about them.
What should our readers know about your business?
I’d like to say that I am passionate about helping others find solutions and education on wellness, skincare and haircare. It’s more than that; it’s giving back, it’s gratitude, it’s being selfless! A few challenges I’ve had to overcome is thinking I’m too old to start a business, or that there’s a risk of failure, or that for so many years I was shy!
It’s definitely not easy, and hasn’t stopped. There’s always more for me to learn; not just in the business aspect, but in every part of my life!
It goes back to learning new habits that replace the bad habits; not afraid to hear the word “no”, not afraid to actual fail, because that’s where I learn what to do better next time!
As I mentioned; gratitude is a huge part of why I wanted to be part of this company! I have been homeless, and had to stay at a Woman’s Safehouse from my past abusive relationship. It’s crazy what a negative mind can make one believe. I get to give back to my local Women’s Safehouse with things that I wished I could have had when I stayed there over 30 years ago! When I give back, it’s adding to my own healing.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Colorado has so many beautiful places to go to, see and experience! I’d definitely recommend a visit to the mountains, specifically Cripple Creek! My husband and I went there for our Anniversary a few years ago and stayed at the Carr Manor, which is a renovated old High School from the late 1800-1900. There are special rooms you can choose from, which many include the original chalk-boards on the wall! In fact; we added the date we were there on the chalk board, with Happy Anniversary & our names! You can take a tour through the 100 year old school and look at beautiful paintings, and other original art and decor!
The next morning your invited to their kitchen & dining area with homemade cinnamon rolls, coffee and other breakfast foods. If your arriving in the afternoon, your welcomed with fresh baked cookies!
Want to have a nice romantic dinner in Cripple Creek? Check out The Steakhouse which is located upstairs inside the Bronco Billy’s casino. I definitely recommend starting off with the jumbo lump crab dip as an appetizer, and either the seared duck breast or the usda prime dry aged ribeye for the main course! I love wine, so I’d recommend a glass or bottle to share, of a semi-sweet wine, my favorite is Moscato! Save room for dessert, and that would have to be the Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cake with salted caramel, ganache!
Wind down with a little gambling after dinner.
During your stay, be sure to walk through the Main Street and check out the gift shops, as well as the museum, which is located by the local train station. Rides are available for the train.
Definitely take photos!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Mentorship is a huge part of my journey; and there’s so many groups I belong to, who I look up to and who inspire me! My personal mentor is Jennifer Sanzo, who also has become my friend. It’s about being real, being your true self, which Jenny is, and I also encourage others to be as well!
Coaching & education is what I have included in my daily habits; and several top coaches I listen to are, Mel Robbins and John Maxwell. John Maxwell and Mel Robbins have both wrote some wonderful books; “The Power of Five” -John Maxwell and “The Five-Second Rule” -Mel Robbins, which I’ve read.
Two current books I’m reading; “Go For No” -Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz, and Effing Simple Leadership” -Toni Vanschoyck & Effing Visionary Powerhouses. I’m also in a MDC group of top leaders on Instagram who share live calls on everything from business to struggles in daily life!