Victoria Mininger is the founder of Fearless Woman Entrepreneur, through which she mentors women entrepreneurs to thrive, not just survive, in both business and life. She is also the founder and CEO of Bear Creek Enterprises, where she actively works alongside her husband, Brian, to provide employment opportunities and a positive work environment within the construction industry.
From years spent building and running various businesses, to her time spent as a staff writer for a large university, she has honed her skills in the trenches of business and the creative world of writing. Victoria lives in central Virginia with her husband and four daughters. In her downtime, she loves to run, spend time in the outdoors, and travel.
When Opportunity Comes Knocking . . .
Are you ready to “do something different”? Victoria came to that point when a new opportunity came knocking for her in June of 2016. With her husband’s construction background, they joined forces and created their own construction company. Recently, they’ve ridden the “tiny house” wave to cater to the “entrepreneur on the go” by building and selling studio office spaces!
TWEET: Where we start off in life is not usually where we end up. @vmininger
A Role Model—for Failure??
Do you let your children see your successes AND your failures? Victoria believes that honesty and openness, even when failure comes, are important for our children to see. She shares how she and Brian were candid with their children when their business sputtered and failed. We all know that failure is a part of life and a stair-step to success, so why not allow our kids to see how we handle it and move forward?
TWEET: #Failure is a part of life and a stair-step to #success, @vmininger
Finding Ways to Give Back
How do you prioritize your self-care? We’ve all heard it said that we can’t take care of those we love unless we are taking care of ourselves. This is true! Victoria loves helping others through Fearless Woman Entrepreneur and finds it rewarding to give back. Many people experience the hopelessness that comes from that place of struggle, but she wants to create a safe space for women entrepreneurs, teaching them to care for themselves first!
TWEET: We can’t take care of those we #love unless we are taking #care of ourselves. @vmininger #selfcare
Guest Recommendation: ONE action for a dream chaser to take—“Take everything on your plate and ask if it’s still supposed to be there. If it’s run its course, then fix it so everything there is in its season.”
TWEET: “Take everything on your plate and ask if it’s still supposed to be there. If it’s run its course, then fix it so everything there is in its season.” @vmininger
OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE:
- [1:36] The beginning of Fearless Woman Entrepreneur and Bear Creek Enterprises
- [5:15] Spending all day and all night with your husband??
- [6:45] How the studio office idea came about
- [8:05] Young Victoria’s dreams and her daughters’ dreams
- [11:32] Letting your kids see you fail with honesty and openness
- [15:45] The skills you need to chase your dreams
- [17:53] Safe vs. Unsafe people
- [22:25} Taking time for the quiet of nature
- [25:57] When to chase a dream and when to let it die
- [28:31] What’s next for Victoria?
- [32:31] ONE action for a dream chaser to take
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE:
Victoria on Twitter
Victoria on Facebook
Victoria on Instagram
Victoria on LinkedIn
TWEETS YOU CAN USE:
TWEET: You only have a certain number of “YESSES” to give; everything after that is a “NO.” @vmininger
TWEET: Who can you call in the middle of the night? @vmininger
TWEET: Look at everything on your plate and see it it’s supposed to be there. @vmininger