Ever feel like an impostor in your own success story? That's exactly the experience co-founder and partner of Cardone Ventures, Natalie Dawson, intricately navigated. She transformed this so-called 'imposter syndrome' into a secret weapon for success, thereby creating a compelling narrative of resilience and self-improvement.
Navigating the challenging waters of a high-level leadership position at 23, falling in love with a man 25 years her senior and rejecting the stereotype of the 'trophy wife'—Natalie's journey is anything but conventional. She embodies an ethos of continuous learning and improvement with her favourite mantra, 'Google that shit'. Encouraging her team to tackle the unfamiliar with relentless curiosity is testament to her groundbreaking approach.
An Amazon best-selling author, Natalie offers in-depth insight into her successful methodology in her book, 'TeamWork.' She shares wisdom on constructing efficient teams and embracing pressure as a privileged opportunity. Her take on mentorship is to keep queries specific and purposeful, rather than a vague 'can I pick your brain?'
If you find your inner voice bombarding you with doubts, questioning your rightful position at the table, this powerful podcast will serve as an inspiring guide. Tune in, gain insights, and empower your journey with Natalie Dawson. Be sure to subscribe, share and leave us a review. Let's redefine success together!
[02:55] Natalie’s career path and discovering her value
[08:22] Leaning into who you are
[08:25] Embracing and communicating your value
[13:24] Overcoming limiting beliefs
[16:56] Facing tasks you’ve never done before
[19:35] How Natalie stays ahead
[19:01] The secret of teamwork
[21:36] Asking for and dealing with feedback
[24:41] Leveraging your community
[27:43] Aligning teams with business objectives
[30:53] Advice to young professionals who want to pivot in their careers
[36:09] Lightning round questions
“My biggest fear was imposter syndrome, and the way I got over it was I really didn’t have a choice.” – Natalie Dawson
“When you become great at something, you love that thing because you’re rewarded for being great.” – Natalie Dawson
“Pressure is a privilege.” – Natalie Dawson
What book has greatly influenced you?
“Beyond Positive Thinking” by Robert Anthony
What is your favorite inspiring quote or saying?
"Success is my duty.” by Grant Cardone
What is one word or moniker you would use to describe yourself?
What is one change you've implemented that made your life better?
Going to bed at 9:30 and using the Super Human app for emails.
What power song would you want playing as you walk out onto a stage?
"Peaches” by Justin Bieber
Natalie Dawson is an expert in developing people and building scalable teams. She has interviewed, hired, trained, and led thousands of employees over the course of her career, most recently as Co-Founder and Partner of Cardone Ventures, a management consulting, joint ventures, and private equity firm that helps business owners achieve their personal, professional, and financial goals through the growth of their business. With no cost of capital, no outside investment, in 30 months Cardone Ventures has generated 60 million in revenue and over 30 million in EBITDA. Natalie is responsible for the operations and finding, hiring, aligning, developing and retaining the team that allows the business to scale profitably.
Having attended the London School of Economics, Natalie uses her unique blend of operational and financial skill sets to align employees with the business objectives--for measurable returns on investment. She is a #1 Amazon best seller for her book “TeamWork” which details exactly how she has built a highly engaged, highly aligned, high performance team in order to accommodate the business opportunity and growth.
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