EntrepreNot Yet

Taking the leap before you're "ready" with Deanna Gillingham

May 04, 2020 Sasha Korobov Episode 20
EntrepreNot Yet
Taking the leap before you're "ready" with Deanna Gillingham
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EntrepreNot Yet
Taking the leap before you're "ready" with Deanna Gillingham
May 04, 2020 Episode 20
Sasha Korobov

I absolutely loved today’s chat with my guest Deanna Gillingham.  Deanna is a registered nurse, certified case manager, author and entrepreneur – and the conversation came at the most perfect time for me, personally.  While we recorded in March, the show is airing in May and we are in the thick of the coronavirus epidemic.  As I was preparing the show notes and getting the show ready to air, I was in the throes of a mindset spiral about my own business and how to use my time now that I was home for a longer period of time.  And that meant that I was finding myself slipping back into shiny objects, over-complicating things and doubting myself.  

And then I listened to this conversation again to prep the show today.  Deanna’s empathy, wisdom, and experience really helped me re-center myself and calm the noise a little so I could get back to the things that were really important to grow my business. 

If you’re a side hustler and feeling overwhelmed, stuck in the shame spiral of what everyone is telling you to do either on Instagram or in-person, and need a little bit of a pep talk, this episode is for you.  

Deanna and I talk about:

  • How a “worst-case scenario” exercise helped her leap into entrepreneurship
  • The ongoing battle she had between her 5-year plan and her “gut” to take the leap
  • How collaborations changed the game for her business
  • How her world opened up when she realized she could be an entrepreneur (and it’s not something you’re born into)
  • Why even five minutes a day spent on your business can get you big results

Maybe it’s because Deanna is a nurse – she knew exactly what to say at just the time I needed it.  I hope you take this one as a little side hustler hug from me to you today. 

Deanna's Facebook group - The Stay at Home Nurse
Deanna's Facebook page
Find Deanna on LinkedIn
Deanna's podcast, The Stay at Home nurse

Deanna's bio

Deanna is an RN, Certified Case Manager, Author, and Entrepreneur. 

She is passionate about developing the case management workforce. As co-founder and CEO of the Case Management Institute Deanna is dedicated to decreasing barriers to entry into this profession and developing case managers into leaders. She is also the leader and co-founder of the Case Managers Community, a group of over 12,000 committed case managers. 

Deanna has served on the Board of Directors of the CMSA Foundation, is a member of The Case Management Society of America (CMSA), Registered Nurse Innovators, Influencers, & Entrepreneurs (RNiie), and The National Nurses In Business Association (NNBA). She also serves on the board of directors of The Playa del Carmen Seaside Rotary whose mission is helping Playa’s children. 

She is currently living her dream life in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. From there she is writing her next book or course from her patio overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Unless that is, she is traveling the world with her friends and family.

Show Notes

I absolutely loved today’s chat with my guest Deanna Gillingham.  Deanna is a registered nurse, certified case manager, author and entrepreneur – and the conversation came at the most perfect time for me, personally.  While we recorded in March, the show is airing in May and we are in the thick of the coronavirus epidemic.  As I was preparing the show notes and getting the show ready to air, I was in the throes of a mindset spiral about my own business and how to use my time now that I was home for a longer period of time.  And that meant that I was finding myself slipping back into shiny objects, over-complicating things and doubting myself.  

And then I listened to this conversation again to prep the show today.  Deanna’s empathy, wisdom, and experience really helped me re-center myself and calm the noise a little so I could get back to the things that were really important to grow my business. 

If you’re a side hustler and feeling overwhelmed, stuck in the shame spiral of what everyone is telling you to do either on Instagram or in-person, and need a little bit of a pep talk, this episode is for you.  

Deanna and I talk about:

  • How a “worst-case scenario” exercise helped her leap into entrepreneurship
  • The ongoing battle she had between her 5-year plan and her “gut” to take the leap
  • How collaborations changed the game for her business
  • How her world opened up when she realized she could be an entrepreneur (and it’s not something you’re born into)
  • Why even five minutes a day spent on your business can get you big results

Maybe it’s because Deanna is a nurse – she knew exactly what to say at just the time I needed it.  I hope you take this one as a little side hustler hug from me to you today. 

Deanna's Facebook group - The Stay at Home Nurse
Deanna's Facebook page
Find Deanna on LinkedIn
Deanna's podcast, The Stay at Home nurse

Deanna's bio

Deanna is an RN, Certified Case Manager, Author, and Entrepreneur. 

She is passionate about developing the case management workforce. As co-founder and CEO of the Case Management Institute Deanna is dedicated to decreasing barriers to entry into this profession and developing case managers into leaders. She is also the leader and co-founder of the Case Managers Community, a group of over 12,000 committed case managers. 

Deanna has served on the Board of Directors of the CMSA Foundation, is a member of The Case Management Society of America (CMSA), Registered Nurse Innovators, Influencers, & Entrepreneurs (RNiie), and The National Nurses In Business Association (NNBA). She also serves on the board of directors of The Playa del Carmen Seaside Rotary whose mission is helping Playa’s children. 

She is currently living her dream life in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. From there she is writing her next book or course from her patio overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Unless that is, she is traveling the world with her friends and family.