Why is it important that you do the work you have chosen to do, and not someone else? How can you break through to the next level? How do you get out of your own way? How do you overcome negative self-talk? Emily Filloramo lives to help her clients answers these questions.
Emily shares about the the decision to become an entrepreneur. After a successful 27-year career at Pfizer, Inc., one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, she simply decided to do what she loved.
That is not what happened! Emily was laid off in October, 2011. She panicked, for maybe a day, and then tried for five months to find a new job. Then she did what many successful entrepreneurs do. She identified her own problem, and worked on solving it, in the belief that others face the same dilemma.
Today, Emily’s clients call her a Be More Extraordinary MAGICIAN because of the transformation she helps them bring-about in their professional and personal lives. She helps them to get unstuck, unleashed, and be the woman or man they dreamed of becoming.
Emily performed magic on herself. Coming from Taiwan at the age of nine, she spoke no English. She grew up poor in Queens, New York, with as many problems at home as at school. Through hard work to get herself out of her circumstances, she attended Cornell University, and after graduating, joined Pfizer, Inc., but she kept inside herself a lot of unresolved issues. You can read about Emily’s journey in her excellent book: “How to PERMANENTLY Erase Negative Self-Talk So You Can Be Extraordinary
After being laid off, and unable to find new work, Emily invested in herself by training in a problem-solving approach called: Internal Family Systems.
In our interview she talks about gaining her first client, and the dramatic positive changes she was able to effect in his life.
After that she was off on her entrepreneurial adventure. She remembers: “You have to figure out, what is the real reason why you actually want to do this. Why? Why? That reason has to be bigger than the money The money will follow if you’re in alignment.”
“When you believe in yourself, then take the first step. That first step is going to reveal the subsequent steps. As long as you have the goal plugged into your GPS, you don’t have to know how you are going to get there. There are going to be a lot of twists and turns, this is not a straight line. You’re going to get rejected. Humiliated. I’ve done all of those things.”
“The reason I’ve been able to manifest these big speaking opportunities, is because I kept taking steps. It’s not like I just called someone and said, “You need a great speaker – can I speak there. There are a lot of twists and turns before you get to speak.”
Emily’s advice for immigrants or those with a difficult childhood:
“You don’t have to live in a box that mom and dad put you in. Some immigrants have shy parts, that don’t allow them to speak their truth. I know that they have a charismatic part, a confident part of them that can come out of them, and express themselves. I want to encourage them with my story. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I came here at the age of nine without a word of English and what do I do now. I speak on big stages to inspire them. Whatever you put your mind to, as long as you do the inner work of understanding who you are and erase that negative self-talk, then you can become unstuck, unleashed and become the man or woman you always dreamed of becoming.