Leslie T Mitchell on Obtaining That Ideal Work-Life Balance

               Insights from The Corporate and Entrepreneurial Worlds

Over the past year, we have all become quite adept at working remotely. It has allowed us to be more flexible about our businesses. So we can spend our free time as we choose. When you are jet-setting off to a remote destination or taking a week off to backpack, having processes in place will simplify things for everyone (including you). You should be an integral part of building your business, but do not build it around you – in other words, try not to make the success depend on your daily presence. It will take you back to where you started: allowing your work to run your life instead of the other way around. Focus on empowering people, just like Leslie T Mitchell. As a world-renowned professional life coach and credit consultant, motivator, corporate trainer, speaker, entrepreneur, and author, she now stands as a beacon of motivation for all the millennials out there. She is one of the very few people who have been able to replace their monthly salary with multiple six-figure income streams. She is a proud mother of two and has been married for twenty years. With her consulting business, Mind Work Solutions, she has helped corporate executives thrive in multilevel marketing.

Keeping Your Priorities Straight

It is common for business owners to build businesses for many reasons. Usually, the core reason is having autonomy over their lives and reaching the point where they can earn their livelihood on their terms. It is crucial to keep this priority in mind so that your business does not run your life. It looks different for every entrepreneur, but having trust in fellow team members can be very critical. Discuss with them the company culture to keep the processes running smoothly. You can keep track of KPIs and any potential snags in the system by defining the daily and weekly check-ins. As a result, you can be a hands-off manager while still maintaining your creative autonomy to work with your business. 

The Corporate Journey

During her 18 years with Corporate America, Leslie climbed the corporate ladder. It was during this time that her dream of opening her own business was born. She did not know what lay beyond a 9 to 5 job at that point. Her life was more than just doing monotonous jobs, and she always knew and felt this. For a long time, the flame in her heart remained dim. Unfortunately, when she got displaced from her job, this urge gained momentum. She was on medical leave at that time.

Stepping into the Entrepreneurial World

Leslie could feel the flame that had been dim all those years begin to burn with a ferocity like never before. Finally, she started to follow her dream of owning her own business. Her training and development consulting company MindWork Solutions, LLC, was born from her skill set as an Instructional Designer. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to consult with Verizon Wireless, GE, FP&L, and Owens Corning, to name a few.

That Credit Hiccup

In the process of setting up her consulting business, her finances and credit suffered. She had a credit score of around 780 for most of her adult life, but within three months, it dropped to 564. She and her husband had their dream cars, owned two homes, and lived a comfortable life. So initially, she didn’t think there was anything wrong with it. But when she attempted to use her credit card, she was denied. It was at that time she came to know about this hiccup. Having excellent credit has always been a lesson her father taught her. Her father would often tell her, “You can have zero dollars in the bank, but if you have a credit score of 800, you can get almost anything you want.” But what he didn’t teach her was how to deal with life when it surprises you that badly. Her score rose by over 225 points within six months. It happened when a friend introduced her to a credit repair program that helped her rebuild her credit and regained her buying power. As a result, she started a multilevel marketing business from home, which allowed her to change lives far more broadly.

Fighting Self Doubt

She also started questioning whether she was qualified enough for the job as a consultant, doubting herself. She admits that in the beginning, the challenge was not so much her ability to perform but rather changing her mindset to believe she could succeed. It meant overcoming the fear of failure that she had. She was aware that God had destined her for greatness. She was inspired to persevere through the obstacles and setbacks once she began to see herself as God did. 

What Matters

Finally, Leslie says that the business culture you are building reflects your values as a business owner. Here’s a tip: take the first step yourself if you want your employees to have a work-life balance. Maintain clear clock-in and clock-out hours and encourage employees to live a balanced lifestyle. 

Founder Brian Murdock on Taking a Proactive Measure in Providing IT Solutions through All World Communications

Communication is the bedrock of society and one of the essential skills required for success, especially when building a business. However, because of the large volume of sensitive information and data shared on the waves these days, many companies have lost sensitive data to hackers. Brian Murdock established All World Communications, the leading solution partner in the technology sector to protect these companies by providing IT and communication services.

All World Communications is a privately owned, customer-oriented technology company established to serve companies and fulfill their communication needs such as IT services and cybersecurity while providing support according to their best interests as opposed to that of the vendors. The technology company’s state-of-the-art technology helps businesses streamline workflow and bring teams together to collaborate more effectively and increase productivity. In addition, All World Communications also provides 24/7 maintenance and monitoring, preventing unauthorized access to computers and servers. “No matter the business, All World Communications has you covered with industry compliant solutions, customized to your company’s specific needs.”

At the helm of the company is founder Brian Murdock, a futuristic technologist. He is committed to finding solutions to simple problems in marginalized communities, such as accessing suitable internet. He is also dedicated to creating paths to sustainable careers in technology, ensuring financial stability and homeownership and narrowing the wealth gap. Brian’s passion for creating and sustaining an impact in black, brown, and other marginalized communities has led All World Communications to initiate the discussion with multiple states and Puerto Rico, Mexico, and parts of Africa to provide both internet solutions and training initiatives. 

As an entrepreneur who started at young age mowing lawns of his father’s rental properties, Brian Murdock got an aerial view of the positives and negatives of entrepreneurship as he watched his father build and manage the family business—Murdock & Sons Construction—into one of the largest minority-owned contractors in the Midwest. However, due to circumstances outside of his control, Brian’s father met his untimely demise.

Brian’s goal is to inspire and empower businesses and communities through technology adoption, job creation, and servant leadership. Through his company, he has worked with thousands of clients from small to medium-sized businesses interested in growth and technologies that can help them reach their goals.

“We believe that with the correct information and the right people, an SMB can compete with a large enterprise in service because of the ability to be nimble and deliver service on time,” he states. 

A firm believer that small steps make a giant leap, Brian Murdock makes a conscious effort to speak to everyone to identify their pain point and make at least five people smile. Every day, he meets his leadership team to see what the current projects are and what action items to make them successful.

“My KPIs are to make a certain number of physical touches or calls per day to generate interest in the multiple arms of All World Communications, follow up with All World affiliates and what projects they’re working on providing support when needed,” he shared.

In the coming years, Brian Murdock wants to expand the reach of his business and see it become a multi-billion dollar business that provides opportunities for people to change the lives of their entire families. To learn more about Brian, visit his LinkedIn page.