We had the good fortune of connecting with Danielle Shoots and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Danielle, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
I have two beautiful children and I am often in awe of both of them. They are confident, independent, kind and compassionate. They are aware of the world around them and both of them want to make it better. If there is anything about my parenting style that contributed to this, I would say it is my ability to meet my kids where they are. I have never needed them to be like me. I love their individuality, their unique strengths and I do my best to encourage them always to be themselves and to never apologize for it. I think parents are often too focused on their children being a reflection of them and/or like them. Let your children be a reflection of themselves with all their differences. In fact, learn from them when they are different from you. I want to be more like my children in very specific ways and they inspire me. I don’t need them to be like me.
What should our readers know about your business?
A friend approached me after I started a blog for young professionals. The blog was popular, and he pushed me to monetize by starting the Daily Boss Up. Now I get to share these stories via technology with subscribers across the world. I never saw myself as an entrepreneur, so I was grateful for mentors who saw it in me. Starting this company has allowed me for the first time in what has been a very successful career, to walk in what I believe is my purpose. As far as affordable leadership coaching goes, the market is basically non-existent. Most companies will pay for your executive or leadership coaching only after you have a team. and the prices are high. The Daily Boss Up continues to evolve to bring inspiration, coaching, life and leadership lessons to a very diverse audience in a way subscribers can easily engage (via their phone) and at an affordable rate $7.99 per month for the base text subscription and $9.99 per month for the base subscription for our app that we are launching soon. The Daily Boss Up App will bring the daily habits of some of the most successful entrepreneurs, leaders and executives in the world to the general public. From your mental and physical well being to your financial planning and leadership growth, we worked with some of the most award winning coaches to help you build a village of coaching and accountability to form the habits of a Boss from your phone.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would start in Steamboat Springs which is one of my favorite places on the planet even after traveling all over the world. Go in the summertime and tube down the river or rent a bike for the day. Visit the Hot Springs and enjoy the old fashioned soda fountain on the main street. From there, I would head to Manitou Springs and enjoy the day shopping and eating some of the best Mexican food you’ll ever have. There is an arcade for kids and shops with gems, jewels and Indigenous artifacts galore. After Manitou, head up the street to Garden of the Gods for a hike. Take lots of photos. Head back to Denver where you should grab coffee and the best breakfast burrito ever at Whittier Cafe, visit a park because the weather in Colorado is unbeatable. If you can go to a Rockies Baseball game, you won’t regret it. The stadium is right downtown and the energy is unstoppable even for a non baseball fan like myself. Have dinner at Welton Street Cafe or Nola Voodoo Tavern. Have a night cap in the Dairy Block where your choices will be endless.
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?
I would like to shout out Micai and Layla Shoots. You are my babies, my reason, my motivation. You are also incredibly understanding of your mom even when I have traveled a lot for work, didn’t cook a lot of meals or worked too late too many nights. You always made me feel like more than enough as a mom, an executive and a business woman. If you two are a reflection in anyway of my journey, I have done this thing called life really well.