Starve the Doubts
Ripples to Waves with Dixie Gillaspie
Nov 03, 2014
In today’s episode, Starve the Doubts host Jared Easley, along with co-host Kimanzi Constable from kimanziconstable.com, interviews Dixie Gillaspie, also known as Dixie Dynamite, who is an explosive coach, speaker, firestarter, and author of Just Blow It Up: Firepower for Living an Unlimited Life.
Dixie is an editor at The Good Men Project and she is the mastermind behind DixieDynamiteCoaching.com, where she helps entrepreneurs around the world blow up their brickwalls that keep them from growing their businesses.
Dixie is presently collaborating with Kimanzi in bringing forth Ripples to Waves, a four-week writing course to help people expand their reach and build presence that will create impact and income.
In this episode, you’ll learn about:
A Reader’s Digest version of what made Dixie Dynamite
Creating her own brand
What compelled Dixie to reach out to Kimanzi and start Ripples to Waves
The power of content
The amazing results people have achieved from taking the course
The greatest barriers in growing a business
Building your own brickwall every time you say you can’t
Energy and strategy to blow up your brickwalls
Presence as the gateway to impact and income
How presence saved Dixie’s life literally
How to deal with doubts and fears
How Dixie Dynamite got her name:
Got her nickname Dynamite back in the second grade
Her name took off on Twitter
Creating a brand around Dixie Dynamite
A shoutout to Libby Gill for encouraging her to build a brand around her nickname
Partnering with Kimanzi and starting Ripples to Waves
Small business owners feel like they’re not having big enough impact in the world
You don’t always see the ripples you create and a lot of us want to create waves.
Content is one of the best ways to reach people beyond the physical extent
Working with writers and being featured in bigger sites
Teaching people to convert conversations into clients
Ripples to Waves
A four-week writing course to increase their reach, impact, and bottom line
In-depth, intensive, advanced, three-month mastermind to help people hone their content and get it placed where they want placed and develop a strategy around conversion
What people achieved from taking the course - getting placed on the big sites and going viral
Dixie’s passion is to see people starting to:
Trust their voice.
Put their message out there.
Make an impact.
The barriers in creating and growing a business:
Dealing with doubts and fears.
Saying you can’t causes you to build that brick wall.
Be a thinker.
The biggest brick wall: Your own conditioning.
Other people’s conditioning
Getting past your brickwalls
Passion isn’t what make things happen. That takes action.
Strategy drives decision and planning leading to actions
Energy comes before strategy
Passion is what produces that energy
The joy in the outcome that drives the passion
It all starts with passion.
Presence as your gateway to impact and income
Everywhere you show up and everything you leave behind
The impact of reading a book that prevented her from committing suicide
Laying down a business strategy so people will walk to your door and pay you
Dealing with doubts and fears:
Don’t let your fears define your dreams but let your dreams overcome your fears.
There is energy that comes with fear.
Converting that energy into positive action.
Using a feedback loop to be mindful about your fears
Examining your fears
Writing a chapter on The Thought that Changed My Life Forever
You Are the Placebo by Dr. Joe Dispenza
Mad Genius by Randy Gage
Connect with Dixie on Twitter @DixieDynamite or visit www.dixiedynamitecoaching.com.
Check out the course at www.ripplestowaves.com.
Dixie’s final thoughts for the listeners:
“We grow what we feed. It’s not about illusion and reality… it’s really about where you put your focus. If you’re focused on your fears and all the things you don’t want to have happened, you’re feeding it.”