140: How to build resilience in an uncertain world – with Carrie Montgomery

By October 20, 2020The Simplifiers Podcast

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How do you build resilience? I mean, would you consider yourself a resilient person? The visual that immediately comes to mind is a boxer who can dip, duck, dive, weave and jive, no matter what punches are thrown her way. She keeps going, never giving up. (Come to think of it, that makes a lot of sense, considering my sympathetic nervous system typically chooses to fight 9 times out of 10 over flight. What about you?)

My special guest today is Carrie Montgomery and she’s simplifying how to build resilience in an uncertain world. She’s a dynamic entrepreneur that’s certainly had to dip, dive and keep going through a series of debilitating chronic illnesses… most recently a viral brain infection. Through a pandemic, no less. You see, resilience is built in the little moments when no one is looking. And she shares what she’s learned along the way to becoming a stronger, more vibrant and whole person.

Here’s how.


My special guest today is Carrie Montgomery and she’s simplifying how to build resilience in an uncertain world.

We tackle all aspects of it, including:

  • What’s changed in her business and in her life since we last spoke in season one – and what happened in late 2019 that made her dramatically shift how she runs her online business
  • How she defines “resilience” and what helped her build her resilience through tough and uncertain times
  • What role ‘discipline’ plays in becoming a more resilient entrepreneur and all-around human
  • Why being “unattached in life” is so important
  • What was learned when she took a step back from social media and actively marketing her business online for 10 months, in order to give herself space to heal 
  • …and ultimately, how to begin to “reclaim yourself” after trauma or big change

I hope you find Carrie’s story just as inspiring as I do. I know it helps me to remember that no matter what you’re grappling with in this moment, there are others around the world that stand beside you on that journey. Their courage to tackle their walls gives me strength to take on my own. Brick by brick, day by day… really, choice by choice, we each are learning to reclaim and restyle our lives.

And bottomline, we’re better together. You can do it, I believe in you!

Q: Are you looking to build your resilience as an entrepreneur? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!

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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and start to recognize ways you are building your resilience this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Resource: Restyled Life coaching program, launching in early 2021 – Carrie Montgomery

Resource: The Wildheart Revolution community – Sally Hope

Podcast: How to simplify your style to match your personal brand, featuring Carrie Montgomery – The Simplifiers Podcast

Podcast: How to squash your stinkin’ thinkin’ – The Simplifiers Podcast

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About Carrie Montgomery

Carrie Montgomery – She is a Transformational Coach, and Brand Strategist. She helps women to claim their power, build confidence, and create an optimal structure for their business and life.

Having worked with New Line Cinema and stars such as Cate Blanchett and Aaron Eckhart, her expertise in film, design, marketing and wellness, along with her love of fashion, allows her to create a holistic experience for personal branding. She has curated her clients’ image, helping women look good and feel good from the inside out. This newfound confidence carries over to her clients’ brands, elevating their visibility and taking many of them from 6 figures to 7 figures in as little as one year.

Her work has been featured on OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Super Soul Sunday with Christiane Northrup, Coastal Living, Old Port Magazine, and Hay House.

Where Carrie hangs out online:

Website: carriemontgomery.com

Instagram: @stylebymonty

Facebook: @cmontgomeryllc

Twitter: @stylebymonty

Linkedin:  linkedin.com/in/carrie-montgomery-40064b6

Carrie’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Jennifer “Jen” Kem – She is a San Francisco Bay Area-based branding and marketing expert who gets entrepreneurs seen, heard, and paid – for being themselves. 

She’s the creator of the Master Brand Method: a framework to develop powerful brand archetypes that win customers’ hearts, leveraging Jennifer’s 17 years of corporate experience and her launching of multiple companies. 

She uses the Master Brand method in digital strategy coaching for emerging entrepreneurs, celebrity brands like Oprah Winfrey Network and Steve Harvey, and major corporations including Verizon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Bank of Hawaii. 

Carrie Montgomery


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