How to Fail Forward and Have Fun in Your Journey to Success with Rachel Ngom

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In this episode of Profits + Prosecco Podcast, I am joined by the amazing Rachel Ngom. Rachel Ngom is the host of the She's Making an Impact podcast and is a business and lead generation expert. She helps purpose-driven female entrepreneurs drive more traffic leads and sales through Pinterest, blogging and the strategic use of automation. 

Rachel went from being on food stamps with negative four hundred dollars in her checking account to a multi-six-figure online business. She now helps others do the same with her signature courses and programs. Rachel has lived in Kenya, met her husband in Senegal, got married in Morocco and spent two years in France. Her story is truly one of a kind and I can’t wait for you to hear from her!

But before we dive right in, welcome to the Profits + Prosecco Podcast! I’m your host, Katie Ferro, CPA, reformed rule follower, creator of Booked Out Bookkeeper, mom to 3 little ones, and Kajabi enthusiast.

This podcast is for entrepreneurs who desire to change their life through their profitable business, and for bookkeepers and accountants who want to escape the 9-5 and start a simple scalable bookkeeping business like I did. 

Bookkeeping increases profits and profits change lives. So pop some bubbles and let me show you how! 

In this episode, we’ll be talking all about moving forward from failure and creating your own success. For even more juicy details, listen to ALL of episode 38 of the Profits + Prosecco Podcast on your fave streaming platform.



Everyone who is successful today, started at ground zero.

Newsflash: Everyone starts with nothing. You just have to figure it out, be willing to suck at the beginning, and be willing to fail forward. Rachel says that as long as you are consistent, keep up, and don’t give up, you can reach the HIGHEST level of success. 

Why sit there in failure when you can move forward? 

If you show up powerful in one aspect of your life, you're going to be able to show up powerful in your business. You have to be open and willing to grow because if you're not then the entrepreneur space is going to be quite hard to get into.  


The biggest drive for Rachel in her journey to success.

Rachel got to a point where she was selling furniture and personal items to be able to invest in certain programs. Her biggest drive was her child T.J, who at the time was a newborn and they were still really struggling financially.

She wanted to make her success happen no matter what because she knew she couldn't raise her child in that type of environment. 

After all the struggles, her hard work paid off. Her son just turned eight and has been able to live in France for 2 years, Senegal for six months, baptized on the Jordan River, speaks fluent French, and so much more than the average eight-year-old is able to experience. 

Her success has also allowed her to start a nonprofit in Senegal, where she and her husband met. Something she always tells people is that the more money you make, the greater impact you can make on the world. To Rachel, you should always be thinking about new ways you can give and that's exactly what she did with her nonprofit.



Behind the program Activate. 

Inside Rachel’s program, Activate is a place where every entrepreneur can go to grow and scale their business. She always saw people hopping around from course to course and never being able to put all the pieces together. 

Inside Activate, you're getting an overall strategy so that you don't have to put yourself through that. She provides the coaching, the support, and the strategy so that you can take all the systems you have and apply them to your business. 

Activate makes it easy to fast-track your way to success. 


Protecting your time as a business owner.

For me, I always knew I wanted to protect my time with my kids and make contributions to my house. I knew I could do this because I had that control. When you protect your time and close down your schedule, you have to get so much more resourceful and creative in the way you get help in your business. 

If you value time, you have to outsource in a way that still allows your business to run smoothly. 

Personally, I believe when you cut down the hours you allow yourself to work it makes the way that you think about your business so much more expansive. For Rachel, her offers completely changed when she got pregnant because she was making them a lot more creative. 

Why? Because she knew she was going to be working less! 

When you do this, you'll end up working way more efficiently and intentionally.



How to Fail Forward and Have Fun in Your Journey to Success with Rachel Ngom: The Bottomline

I hope this episode helps you in your path to success and teaches you how to fail forward. Take what you have right now and work with it. Don’t wait until the future when you feel like you have enough money to go after what you want. You can create your own impact! 

To connect with Rachel, you can follow her on Instagram and check out her website.

If you enjoyed the episode, please take a second to rate and review. Each review helps us reach and inspire more entrepreneurs and bookkeepers just like you. 

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