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Inspiring Conversations with Chelsea Plumb of Gold Feather Consulting

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chelsea Plumb.

Hi Chelsea, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I spent YEARS sitting behind a desk while helping someone else achieve their dreams. With every soul-crushing 9-5 job, I found myself yearning for something more. Sure, I had helped several companies successfully implement and grow their marketing strategies and social media platforms, but I spent my evening scrolling and dreaming of a different life.

Then Covid-19 arrived and shattered the economy. I received a call from my 9-5 saying that my position had to be terminated until further notice. Panic set in. How was I going to pay the bills? How long would this last? The unknowns swirled in my head. As a few days passed, my feelings started shifting. I felt relief, excitement, joy. This was the “out” that I needed. Sometimes we need a swift kick in the rear to leap into the waters of possibility. I immediately felt the fire in my soul ignite. I was motivated and ambitious. I knew it was my time to shine and to help others with my skills and passions. I whole-heartedly started researching, studying, and absorbing everything that felt “right”. I considered myself an expert in marketing, social media and mindset, but I also knew every successful entrepreneur had a mentor to guide them along the way. So, I invested thousands to hire a business coach (a difficult decision at the time) and started putting together my business. It felt so good. I was aligned in creating the life that I wanted to live. I went on to create Gold Feather Consulting to help others learn how to turn their skills and passions into money using social media. No one needs to be stuck behind doing something they aren’t passionate about. Why the “gold feather”? It symbolizes the unique strengths that each of us encompass. We all have “that one thing” that sets us apart from the crowd. Having a solid understanding of your distinctiveness is an essential aspect of entrepreneurship and I help students to embrace and monetize this.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road of entrepreneurship is never smooth. I discovered that I had to make many uncomfortable decisions along the way and, in fact, learned a lot of great lessons from my small failures. I wouldn’t even call them failures…just redirections. One of the biggest struggles was making the decision to get started in the first place. There’s something quite intimidating about transitioning into our highest-self. I had to decide with confidence that I wouldn’t be returning to a 9-5 job in order to pursue my dreams. I had to invest thousands of dollars into a business coach because I knew it was the necessary next step for me. It was difficult to jump into the unknown BUT overcoming this hurdle was the best decision I ever made. As the saying goes, “if you want something different, you must choose something different.” And so I did.

At the beginning of my journey, I also struggled with the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. This is completely normal for coaches and biz owners to experience, but I wasn’t quite prepared as a newbie. You work so hard to create content and add value on social media. Some days you feel like your efforts aren’t working at all and no one is listening while others, you feel on top of the world and know you are making a huge impact. This is where a strong mindset is a must! You are making an impact even if you feel like no one is listening….because they are! Every decision you make, every piece of content you create, every time you push yourself to continue….you’re building your empire whether you realize it or not. My biggest advice is to KEEP GOING. The way I see it, a strong entrepreneur mindset requires four things: DESIRE: a desire to chase your dreams despite any fears, insecurities, or unknowns RESILIENCY: the ability to continue even when things get tough ADAPTABILITY: because our paths are never straight. Be ready to go with the flow. SERVICE & CREATIVITY: strive to serve others in all that you do while maintaining a creative approach to your goals and offers. I learned this during my journey, and I wanted to pass it along to you.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Gold Feather Consulting?
I help newbie entrepreneurs turn their skills and thrills into money using social media. I offer a 12-week online business course that teaches people exactly how to take aligned-action in life by turning their skills or expertise into a program, course or digital product. At the end of this course, each person will be ready to launch their service-based online business with confidence and can start making an impact while making an income. There are over 50 step-by-step tutorial videos and lessons that take students through all aspect of launching….without the stress of trying to DIY it on their own! We also have a live coaching call every week so I can answer questions and help tackle any limiting mindsets. I specialize in marketing/social media techniques and mindset best practices. With over 16 years of marketing experience, I am able to give a unique insight to each of my students to help them successfully transition to entrepreneurship. I am also a WBFF Pro Fitness competitor and I love to integrate my mindset techniques into all my business courses. I learned so much about discipline and mindset as a fitness competitor and these skills have tremendously helped me as an entrepreneur.

In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
With the heavy digital shift in motion, more and more people are going to jump into the online space. For most of us, it may feel saturated with others who are offering the same services or products that you are. This is why I emphasize the importance of knowing your “gold feather”….your uniqueness and distinctiveness. If you don’t know what makes you stand out in a crowd, you will likely get swallowed up by the digital noise. Those who have honed in on their specialty and expertise and have built an authentic brand will rise to the top. I’d love to be a part of your journey to help you take flight into a fulfilling future.

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