What’s it take to win a Silver Medal in the Pan-Am games?

Wouldn’t you agree that athletes at the Olympic level have an unstoppable drive and will to win beyond that of most people?

Fabienne is that example and translates that passion, drive and determination she developed from being a professional athlete into her very successful online business and podcast aptly named Marketing to Crush Your Competitors.

Raised by immigrant parents from Haiti Fabienne is an example of what hard work and living life on your own terms truly means.  You’re going to love her journey and come away feeling motivated to get in gear.

Here are the highlights with my conversation with Fabienne:

  • Her life as an online marketer and as an athlete including when she got into handball and how she fell in love with the sport,
  • How her background in sports shaped her approach in business and in life in general,
  • Her transition from being a physical therapist to achieving big things by becoming an entrepreneur and using marketing as her vehicle to succeed,
  • Her interest in radio, how she started in podcasting and the value and opportunities this platform can bring including establishing great contacts with influencers in your market, sharing valuable content to your listeners, and simply having friends,
  • Her views on the methods used to get download numbers and sponsorships in podcasting,
  • How the idea for her business summit came about and the goals she want to achieve in this endeavor including helping three charities, and
  • Her heritage, how her family settled and thrived in Canada and her experiences spending two years in Denmark.

Quotes that Fabienne mentioned in this episode:

  • When you push to get somewhere, you can do it.
  • In being a part of a team, yes you have to work towards the same goal, but you also have your own qualities that make you step up.
  • You can have the best business in the world but if you don’t know about marketing, forget it, nobody will know about you.
  • When you give without thinking what you’ll get back, it comes back to you.

Fabienne mixes business with zeal and purpose and it is simply heartwarming how she makes herself a channel of blessings for others. Looking forward for the community’s support for her upcoming business summit and it’s noble efforts to raise money for some great charities.

Links Mentioned in the Show:

Online Business Summit:  http://smallbusinessonlinesummit.com

One Drop : http://www.onedrop.org/en/default.aspx

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Written by: Vernon Ross