Setting Big, Gorgeous Goals, with Julie Ellis

Episode 317

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Julie Ellis is an author, professional speaker, and leadership coach to corporate leaders and scaling Entrepreneurs. Julie provides her unique experience and expertise to her coaching clients, gained through 25 years of working first in the corporate world and then as a leading Canadian entrepreneur. She is a co-founder of award-winning Mabel’s Labels, one of Canada’s greatest small business success stories.

Julie’s book, Big Gorgeous Goals, is written for women entrepreneurs who want to step out of the small box they find themselves in and set world domination in their sights. In discussion with over a dozen women entrepreneurs, Julie explores their stories of why and how they have achieved great things in their lives and careers and pairs that knowledge with her own stories of how she built, grew, and sold her business to a giant in her industry.

On this episode of Destination on the Left, I talk with Julie Ellis about how setting big gorgeous goals allows you to step into your own brilliance and consider your personal and professional ambitions in a new way.

What You Will Learn in this Episode:

  • About Julie’s first business, how she built it, and why she ultimately decided to move in another direction
  • Why Julie was inspired to write Big Gorgeous Goals: How Bold Women Achieve Great Things
  • What we can do to avoid feeling trapped in small thinking
  • How to identify and chase your big, gorgeous goals
  • Some of the ways to get ourselves unstuck including having people you can collaborate with
  • Why there is no better time than now to start thinking about your big gorgeous goals

Accomplishing Your Goals

After talking to other women who have accomplished big things, Julie Ellis, Co-Founder of award-winning Mabel’s Labels, learned that those huge achievements are only a part of their story and that the processes and support systems that sustain them are often overlooked.

Julie’s book, Big Gorgeous Goals: How Bold Women Achieve Great Things, highlights not only big achievements but also the unseen support and effort that goes into them.

Think Big!

Julie believes that during uncertain times, people tend to think small and put their biggest goals and dreams on the sidelines. She believes that big gorgeous goals often remain unachieved because of missing ingredients such as money, time, knowledge, or support.

When someone is successful in their current life, they avoid pursuing their biggest goals because they worry that those goals will test their confidence and push them out of their comfort zone. Chasing big goals requires bravery and overcoming obstacles, and Julie encourages people not to give up on their dreams and keep pushing toward them.

Get Out of Your Own Way

When pursuing big goals, there are so many things that can stand in our way. We can be tempted to fill our calendars with commitments and wear our “busy” badge as a symbol of achievement. This can lead to a lack of time to reflect, dream, and pursue our desires. Julie shares why creating space in our lives is essential to make room for reflection, exploration, and chasing our goals.


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