Book Title: The Empowered Woman: The Ultimate Roadmap to Business Success by Marta Spirk
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 104 pages
Genre: Self-help, Women in Business, Success Self-help
Publisher: Mom Does It All LLC
Release date: December 30, 2021
Content Rating: G. no profanity or violent language
Is There a Path to Empowerment? Yes!
Any woman can find the path to empowerment. Marta Spirk provides a five-step roadmap for success in life and business on the Empowered Woman Path. By taking the time to notice, listen, and forgive, those on the path find that empowering themselves really means embracing all that they are and reaching new levels of self-acceptance to become the most authentic versions of themselves. This is the path to happiness and fulfillment, and it is nothing short of transformation!
Are you ready to step on the path to empowerment?
Become The Empowered Woman
Born and raised in Brazil to an entrepreneur dad and a pastor mom, Marta Spirk demonstrated an interest for the English language and American culture very early on and began teaching English at fourteen.
She went on to get bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, became a certified court interpreter, and married an American she met at a church conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
After the surprise and blessing of triplets in 2016, Marta found a passion for encouraging and empowering women as she learned to encourage and empower herself through the challenges of adult (and triplet) life.
In 2020, her dream of becoming a US Citizen finally came true, and her coaching business grew exponentially. She now serves thousands of entrepreneurs, helping them to stop spinning their wheels by trying random personal development resources and finally learn to boost confidence and grow their business by looking at their most valuable resource: themselves!
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There are many books out there about self improvement….What makes yours different?
I remember reading one of my first personal development books ever, Brendon Burchard's High Performance Habits and being fascinated by his work. I instantly had a glimpse of doing something similar, but with my own principles and framework. I realize there are so many self-help and personal growth books and this was part of my resistance to publishing my own book. Ultimately, I decided to believe that I can choose to think there are too many books in this genre or that the very reason there are many books like this means I can add one more, with MY voice, MY story and MY lens. So, this is what makes my book different: it's mine and I'm unique. You may find a similar message elsewhere, but you will never find the same.
What advice would you give budding writers?
My advice has two parts: don't let the starting stop you and don't lose sight of your vision. In other words, have a clear goal in mind, yet don't worry about the details, otherwise you won't ever start. In the hard days, remembering why you're doing something is so important; it helps to overcome overwhelm and push through perfectionism. So, as you are beginning a writing project, start from the end, the outcome you're hoping to achieve and begin taking small steps toward it.
In your book you state that having triplets made you feel a pressure and weight of the responsibility to be the best mom possible, which led to your self-reflection work….why is that?
I believe the impossibility of my situation presented me with two options: remain in overwhelm or decide to take control of myself. I have been making every effort to choose the latter. Being outnumbered as a first-time-mom invited me to be resourceful in so many ways and one of them was to focus on the very source that would be caring for those babies: myself. I also had the opportunity to expand on this in my TEDx talk titled: The Transformational Power of Defeat.
Do you have another profession besides writing?
I wear quite a few hats most of the time. My career path has been in languages since I was 14. I was born and raised in Brazil and developed a love for the English language and American culture early on. At 14, I started tutoring friends and family and then earned a BA and MA in English. I'm now the only certified Portuguese court interpreter in Colorado and freelance for other state courts as well. My true passion, however, has been in consulting and coaching women entrepreneurs on how to grow their visibility, profit and impact through empowering marketing strategies, speaking and media features.
Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it?
My biggest writer's block is also my antidote: distraction. When I feel resistance to getting a writing project done, I distract myself. So, I've learned to use that to my advantage. I distract myself and look for inspiration at the same time. I find that creativity flows when I take the time to allow my brain to explore a little and then rein it back in.