What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Guest: Traci Beagley

Owner | Sunland Home Care and Medical
Mesa, Arizona

DATE: May 19, 2022

As kids, we’ve all been asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The answer to this question might change as we grow older, but in many ways the ideas we have early in life have an impact on our decisions as adults–just not in the ways that we might originally think.

In the experience of today’s podcast guest, that rings especially true. Traci Beagley knew early on that she wanted to own her own business, but through the ups, downs, and curveballs in life, her life and her business trajectory went through some drastic changes.

So what do we do when life doesn’t turn out quite like we imagined?

Today’s guest is Traci Beagley, CEO of Sunland Home Care & Medical in Arizona. She’s my long-time friend and confidante and together we have the most transformational conversations. I’m sharing one of our conversations with you today in the hope that it will lift you and inspire you to think about what to do when life turns out differently than you’d originally planned. Listen as Traci shares her entrepreneurial background, the life-changing experiences that changed her mindset, and her continuous learning journey.

In this episode, you’ll learn how to:

  • Ask for help even when it is hard to do
  • Normalize failure for yourself and your team
  • Facilitate the growth of others
  • Acknowledge Imposter Syndrome and move to overcome it
  • Love your unique journey and continuous growth

Here’s a glance at this episode:

  • [3:03] – Traci shares her background and what she envisioned for herself growing up in a family of entrepreneurs.
  • [5:00] – Although she works in a field she didn’t expect, Traci and Allison own their own businesses which is exactly what they sought out to do.
  • [6:43] – It’s important to think about the different seasons of your life. Different aspects of your life will need more attention at different times.
  • [8:00] – Traci shares the major life experiences that changed her trajectory.
  • [9:04] – Asking for help can be hard, but Traci realized the impact of showing vulnerability.
  • [11:14] – We all have foundational experiences that change how we view things.
  • [12:29] – Normalizing failure is important in your business, especially if you are leading a team.
  • [13:31] – Traci recommends a book called The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy and the courses the author offers as well.
  • [14:23] – Facilitating the growth of others is important to Traci in her business and she finds an immense amount of joy in doing this.
  • [17:01] – In a previously owned business, Traci realized she didn’t feel gratified like she does now in senior care.
  • [20:40] – Allison has taken photos of Traci and her family since the start of her business in 2005. Traci has seen the progress over the years.
  • [22:21] – Allison shares the experience that made her realize that you can have everything you want but maybe not all at the same time.
  • [23:43] – Imposter syndrome played a big role in Traci’s career in the beginning, but now she focuses on stepping into her role as an expert in her space.
  • [25:54] – Staying in self-doubt is actually self-indulgent.
  • [26:47] – As an achiever, Traci admits that it is exhausting to view her expertise as attached to the next step in her journey.
  • [28:38] – Are you living your mission? Your mission can and should change over the years.
  • [29:43] – The term “journey” is fluid. It gives you the opportunity to learn, explore, and get to know yourself more.
  • [31:51] – Your trauma, experiences, and the healing journey you are on creates the inspiration to give back.
  • [33:15] – Sometimes we doubt ourselves, but ask yourself, “Why not me?”
  • [34:42] – Put your team first and your customers will be happier, too.
  • [37:02] – There are a lot of great things in Traci’s future, but she’s pausing to figure out what the right path is for her.

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Traci Beagley
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Allison Tyler Jones
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