Never Stop Learning: Staying Curious & Proving You're Capable Can Make the Difference Between Failure & Success by Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds

Never Stop Learning: Staying Curious & Proving You're Capable Can Make the Difference Between Failure & Success

When I first met Emily Smith, she was vice president of the Disney Family Group – and she was in the process of acquiring my first business, iParenting. In her role at Disney, Emily oversaw all creative and business aspects of the division. To grow reach, her team acquired and integrated three companies – including iParenting. Working with Emily, I learned so much about grit, resilience and viability, and Emily became a mentor to me.

I’m honored that Emily shared her inspiring story in my new book, Become the Fire: Transform Life’s Chaos into Business and Personal Success. As the featured “Flame” in the chapter on becoming viable, Emily explains how she navigated the turbulent digital publishing industry. She shares many insights learned from her experiences on the road to becoming a CEO, to encourage women from all walks of life to achieve their own success.

Emily stresses the importance of staying curious, being nimble and – one of the most impactful lessons of her career – being capable. As Emily shares: “You need to always be learning and making yourself better. Staying up-to-date on tools and adapting quickly to change is so important.”

You can read more about Emily, and get many more of her insights, by preordering your copy of Become the Fire (foreword by Mary Dillon, former CEO of Ulta Beauty) for yourself or for someone you think may benefit from the stories and lessons shared by her and this diverse group of highly successful women:

Stay tuned for more about each of these dynamic women. Thank you for your support, and I hope Become the Fire inspires you to transform your fire into the fuel of success!

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Donna John
I got to work with Emily during my time at Disney. She's a remarkable woman, as is all the women featured in Become the Fire. Everyone needs to preorder this book. It will be one that stays with you long after you've turned the last page.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Thank you so much, Donna John ! I know you know how amazing Emily is. I'm grateful she shares her inspiring story in "Become the Fire," and I'm so grateful for you being on this journey with me!
Ann Marie Patitucci
I can't wait to read more about Emily and the other highly successful women in Become the Fire! I pre-ordered my copy!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Yay! So excited to hear what you think, Ann Marie Patitucci , thank you. Emily is amazing and I know her story will inspire you!

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