By discovering her gift as a life coach, former North Face athlete and Chief Executive Officer of Milien Enterprises, Inc., Sabine Milien, inspires others to dive deeper, dream bigger and bring visions into real life. Through realizing her greatest potential and putting in the necessary work, Sabine went from being depressed to now living her best life. Using her wisdom and expertise, Sabine Milien seeks to empower and pour meaning into the lives of everyday people.
- CEO Hack: i) Doing training and workout in the morning (ii) Scheduling what I want to accomplish for the day
- CEO Nugget: (i) Believe in yourself 200% for people to believe in you 100% (ii) Depression about life is because you're not doing what you're called to be or your vision about who you see yourself to be is not your current situation so something has to change
- CEO Defined: Being myself, freedom and ability to be creative and live my purpose without any limitations
Sabine Milien 0:00
I would say, to believe in yourself, not 100% but 200%.
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Gresham Harkless 0:36
Hello Hello Hello this is Gresh from me I am CEO of the podcast and I have a very special guest on the show today after the million of million and enterprises incorporated Sabine. It's awesome having you on the show.
Sabine Milien 0:45
Thanks for having me. Gresh
Gresham Harkless 0:47
No problem super excited to have you on and before we jumped in and want to read a little bit more about Sabine so you can hear about all the awesome things that she's doing. And by discovering her gift as a life coach, former North Face athlete, and Chief Executive Officer of million enterprises incorporated Sabine inspires others to dive deeper, dream bigger and bring visions into life. Through realizing her greatest potential and putting in the necessary work, Sabine went from being depressed to now living her best life. Using her wisdom and enterprise expertise, Sabine seeks to empower and pour meaning into the lives of everyday people. Sabine, are you ready to speak to the IMCL community?
Sabine Milien 1:21
Sure I am.
Gresham Harkless 1:22
Awesome. Well, let's do it then. So kind of to kick everything off, I want to hear a little bit more on how you got started. Could you take us through what I call your CEO story, we'll let you get started with all the awesome work you're doing.
Sabine Milien 1:31
Yeah, great. Sure, I know this is going to sound very, very cliche. But I literally had a dream 10 years ago, that I should be a life coach and motivational speaker. So in the dream, I was speaking to 1000s of people motivating and inspiring them to take action, follow their God-given purpose, and just like become unstuck, and just like, do it right. Well, throughout those 10 years, life was still happening, right? And it was like I was going around in circles and ended up where I wanted to be all along. So throughout those 10 years, I went to college, finished my first degree in biology then worked at a job that had nothing to do with my degree, like a lot of people, right. And then I knew that wasn't for me. So I went with what was safe, right? So I was back in school, for nursing. and while I was in school the whole time, I was thinking like, none of this feels right. But I saw the majority of people going down the traditional path. And although it didn't feel right, I kept following this path. So that's the number one mistake, but we're gonna go into that a little later, right? Um, anyway, anyways, after college, it was time to take the licensing exam, right? And after three times, I did not pass the NCLEX right. So my boyfriend told me, what if you put all that energy you were doing, like all the energy you put into studying into your business? And what if you went after what God told you to be doing with your life, right? So I said, Oh, okay, so I went after that, right? So about two weeks later, I registered my company Milien Enterprise Incorporated, which many people know sabinethelifecoach.com, and generated five figures in my first month of business. So that to me, was confirmation like, you need to be doing this.
Gresham Harkless 3:16
Yeah, absolutely. It's so funny. He said that, because at the beginning of this year, I've read a book before, but I read this book called Chase the Lion, and it talks about, you know, God-given potential and trying to reach out to that, but I know one of the things that it's mentioned that sometimes God speaks to us through, you know, our dreams and things that we have, and sometimes we go to sleep with things, and we can they're seeds planted of what we should be doing. So even though you know, many of us might have, you know, those dreams that we're thinking of, I appreciate you actually going forward and then getting that confirmation by being so successful at it, that you're definitely going the right plot, the right path.
Sabine Milien 3:47
Gresham Harkless 3:49
Awesome so I wanted to drill down a little bit deeper and hear a little bit more on how you work with your clients. Can you take us through exactly what you do and how exactly that process works?
Sabine Milien 3:57
Yeah so you know, at Milien Enterprises, some of the services I provide is feeling like yourself, again, getting unstuck, taking control of your depression and anxiety, as I mentioned, I overcame that. And then becoming the best you by bridging the gap between where you are and where you want to be, right. So this is all done through one-to-one coaching every potential client that comes my way, they actually go through my assessment tool, right? And I decide what the best program is for them. So it may be weight management, it may be relationships, it may be on purpose or career path, or being on a career purpose path program, right? And so I help them with CO creating because it's a team. It's a collaborative approach. I help my clients with CO creating how and what they want their life to become?
Gresham Harkless 4:48
Nice, I definitely appreciate that, and it kind of sounds like correcting me if I'm wrong, like depending on what your goal might be like you mentioned weight or trying to lose weight or potentially may be trying to get promoted in a position or something like that. Sometimes it sounds like you might have blocks, you might have self-limiting beliefs. But some of those things sound like they might come up, no matter what your path is. So you're able to kind of CO create based on what they're going through, but help out with a lot of those, I guess gaps or things that black people.
Sabine Milien 5:14
Yeah, exactly. Because most of the time, it's not that people do not want to go after their goal. But it's because they have this obstacle, this barrier, that is blocking them from achieving the goal, right? So with life coaching is literally going from your current situation, and then going from where you want to be, but having a life coach to help bridge the gap between the two, right? So we remove the limiting beliefs, remove the obstacles, and then take action on what we need to do. So yeah,
Gresham Harkless 5:49
You're right. Yeah, that makes so much sense. And I often, you know, feel like sometimes, you know, when you're on, you're in your own skin, kind of, in your own shoe, so to speak, you're so close to everything, it could be hard to kind of see some of the things. So that's why I love you know, the work that you do because it helps people to as you did as well, to reach there, their, their potential and, and be their best selves so that they're able to kind of impact the world and do some remarkable work.
Sabine Milien 6:11
Yes, absolutely. Now, just what you mentioned, doing the work, right? Because we have to remember, like, if we don't do the work, then the likelihood of achieving the goal is slim to none. So I also let there is a screening process with the clients as well who come who comes to my program.
Gresham Harkless 6:31
Yeah, and that's huge because I love when I read that in your bio because you said, you know, realizing your potential, but also putting in the work to make sure that happens. And people have to make sure that they understand that because it's not just, you know, in order to co-create, yes, it has to create with sounds like you need people to actually roll up their sleeves as well.
Sabine Milien 6:48
Yeah, that's right exactly
Gresham Harkless 6:50
So I wanted to ask you now for what I call your secret sauce, and this could be for yourself, or your business, or a combination of both. But what do you feel kind of sets you apart and makes you unique?
Sabine Milien 7:00
So I have to say this, it has to be the fact that I'm truly passionate and empathetic, right, with a desire to help others. So, everyone that comes to me, they're not just coming to me, and then I give them our program and like, yeah you do it yourself, or like, I sell them something and just forget about them, you know what I mean? And it's really coaching, like, once you have me, you really have in your life in a way, because it now becomes this collaboration, and we now become a team. And I think that's not easy to find. It's pretty rare to find someone who is not only here to help you, but here to kind of take your hand and guide you along the path as well. So I think that would be my unique selling point or secret sauce, you know, as what you said, yeah.
Gresham Harkless 7:51
Yeah, that makes so much sense. And I almost feel like I don't know if you would say the exact same thing, you know, when I read your bio and, and just, you know, speaking with you, and hearing, you know, the journey that you went through, I often feel like sometimes we're put in those positions to be able to help others because you get to be empathetic because you've been through the same if a not similar thing so that the person is going through and trying to understand how to get past those blocks. They don't feel like they're by themselves.
Sabine Milien 8:15
Oh, yeah, absolutely, absolutely. Even when it came to, So when it came to, I was struggling with weight, right? I went from being overweight, to losing 50 pounds. Like I know what that's like, I know what it's like to go through heartbreak and to be in the best relationship of your life. I know what that's like, I know what it's like to go through and be in a career that maybe you're unhappy about or not satisfied with and then seeking and understanding and then taking action on what your purpose is, right? So you're right, the fact that I've gone through it, I can be empathetic, because I know what it's like to be in their shoes.
Gresham Harkless 8:50
Yeah, that makes so much sense. And I think anytime you know you're going through any type of frustration just knowing that for one, you're not by yourself, but to somebody has been able to get over. Sometimes some of the frustrations and things that life throws at us help out so much as far as getting to where we want to be. So I appreciate you doing that.
Sabine Milien 9:06
Yeah. Ofcourse. Thank you.
Gresham Harkless 9:08
Awesome, Awesome. Awesome. So I wanted to switch gears a little bit. And I want to ask you for what I call an SEO hack. So this could be like an app or a book or a habit that you have, but what's something that makes you more effective and efficient?
Sabine Milien 9:19
Oh, so um, alright, so I don't think I mentioned this, but I am currently training for an ultra marathon. 50 miles. Yeah, yeah. So I'm a runner, I'm a runner. And every morning, I do my training. So every morning I'm running anywhere between 5 to 12 miles a day. And then if it's not that, then I'm doing my regular high-intensity workout. So just exercising in general right? So that's like one of my life hacks like, basically take care of you before anything in anyone else, right? So I take care of myself before anything and anyone else in the morning and then be before I start the day, I literally write out and then schedule what I want to accomplish for that day. So I always believe you never want to do your day unless it's finished. And that means planning ahead. And it has helped me a ton like time because you and I both know like it. And I'm sure those who are listening, you have no you don't have much control over like everything that goes on in life. But if you could have control of some of what you can control, then you'll be a little bit happier. So that is one hack that, I try to follow every day.
Gresham Harkless 10:40
Yeah, I absolutely love and you're definitely my hero, I've done a 10 miler, and I almost died doing that. So thank you for being able to get that done. And I think the first time we connected you had just gotten done doing that run. So I feel like that's I don't know if people consider a meditation, but I almost feel like running and be able to kind of do that is a great way to kind of clear your mind. But I love what you talked about too, is like, one of the internships that I had, my boss would always tell me to control what I can control. And I think there are so many things that are kind of beyond our control. But there are things that we can control. And if we do that, it allows us to set ourselves up to be as successful as possible, even though the things that we can't control may sometimes adjust as we can affect ourselves and affect where we're going to be in life by the things that we can impact.
Sabine Milien 11:24
Exactly. I mean, you definitely right control what you can control. And I think what you were told when you were an intern is like that to take with you for life.
Gresham Harkless 11:36
And I definitely have been nervous. I absolutely love that. And so now when asked you for what I call a CEO nugget, and I believe you touched on this a little bit, but this might be something you would tell a younger business self or something you might tell a client as well.
Sabine Milien 11:50
Alright, alright. alright, so I got a lot of luggage. You got a lot of nuggets. But um, I would say, to believe in yourself, not 100% but 200%. Right? Believe in yourself 200% for people to even believe in you 100% that's how much belief and belief and confidence that you have to have and yourself, right? Because in business, there is no doubt you will be told a no, there is no doubt you will be rejected. But that does not mean that it is the end all be all for your business, right? Because it only takes one. So I always say to believe in yourself 200% to keep that confidence up always right. So that's when you're right. But you know, you got to take another one. So something I would tell my client who would come to me, or I know someone who is probably feeling this way, if you are feeling depressed about life, it is either two things it is because deep down, you don't feel like yourself. Either you are not doing what you know you were called to do, or your vision of how you believe yourself to be is not your current situation. Yeah, yeah. So once you know that, it's like, Alright, something's up, let me switch it live, there's something that has to change. And when you know that, and when you're aware of that, that's when you can take action. So those are my two little nuggets.
Gresham Harkless 13:28
Nice, I definitely appreciate both of those nuggets. And I love that, you know, believing yourself 200% and I can even see that aligning with what we talked about in the hack and being able to, you know, kind of fill up your cup. And make sure you have that confidence, do those things, and make sure that you can be your best self so that you can you know, give because you will hit those roadblocks, you will hear those no's and all those things throughout life. And I love the second nugget because it ties into what we talked about before with your story. And sometimes we may not feel that we're going to that right place. And that's because we know what we're called to do. And it takes us you know, taking that action and taking those steps putting in that work to be able to adjust it. But I think you also have to be, I guess sometimes quiet enough or align enough with yourself and your purpose to be able to make sure that you are doing that.
Sabine Milien 14:15
You just summed it all up. There you go.
Gresham Harkless 14:19
That is well. I definitely appreciate that. And now I wanted to ask you my absolute favorite question, which is the definition of what it means to be a CEO. And we're all gonna have different quote-unquote CEOs on the show. So being What does being a CEO mean to you?
Sabine Milien 14:31
So being a CEO means being myself. I don't have to pretend I don't have to sugarcoat I don't have to smile to please someone just for a check, right? For me, being a CEO means freedom. It's the ability of my ability to be creative, and live out my purpose without any limitations. And that is why I am a CEO.
Gresham Harkless 14:52
Awesome response. I absolutely love that and being able to kind of tap into that potential that we talked about, you know, so many times and be able to not run anybody else's race but to run our own race and stay true to ourselves is so huge so I appreciate you for giving that definition for living that and of course reminding so many people to do that as well too so I definitely appreciate it again and what I want to do is pass you the mic so to speak, just to see if there's anything additional you can let our readers and listeners know and of course how best they can get a hold of you and find out about all the awesome things you're working on.
Sabine Milien 15:20
Yeah, so again, as I mentioned as far as a golden nugget, always always believe in yourself not 100 but 200 and if you can take it up to 300 That's amazing. You had made my day now if you are looking to stay updated with me, of course, you can follow me on Instagram ads to being the life coach or have my website take a look at what I'm doing. Take a look at any news or any things you may do anything that you may be interested in that may inspire you just visit www.sabinethelifecoach.com. Oh yeah, that www you already know.
Gresham Harkless 15:52
Absolutely and make it even easier. We will have the links and information in the show notes but definitely appreciate you know awesome work that I said you know before that you did Sabine and of course appreciate the time that you took today and of course that reminder that if we can take it up to 200% or even 300% or even more to make sure that we do that because if we do believe in yourself then that helps out a lot as far as a lot of the things that will happen in business and in life and everything all around. So appreciate you again so much and I hope you have a phenomenal day.
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