The rah-rah stuff.....
All businesses like this one have their own rah-rah section. So welcome to mine!
The Moxie Project is about having the courage to step beyond the predictable and status quo. To live life with passion and purpose. Imagine how it would feel to be in a space where there is no delineation between work and passion? The path to financial success and self-fulfillment is a journey that begins with Moxie. And, like the journey along the yellow brick road, your ruby red slippers will take you through twists and turns. You'll encounter your own
metaphorical green-faced naysayers with flying monkeys in tow, but you'll also face your
fears and your self-doubt, learn not just to believe you can do it, but actually create and
launch a business. Live a life you love and finally arrive in the Land of Oz.
Because, dear Dorothy, there's no place like home.
So this, my dear maven, is The Moxie Project.
THE MOXIE TRIBE
A Moxie Girl refuses to accept the status quo. She shops both vintage and Anthropologie because she values authenticity and quality. She wants more than anything to be in control of her life. To her, success is defined by lifestyle, not title. Her library includes a curated section of self-help and coffee table books. She reads Forbes in the morning with her cup of coffee and style blogs on her iPad in the evening with a glass of wine. She is always packing the latest edition of Vogue for leisure reading on the beach.
Her mantra: authentic, intentional and chic.
Pablo Picasso said "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
Life truly is art. It's a series of moments, of brush strokes, that paint out a picture. As children, our dreams spanned such wildly amazing and delightful ideas. We knew no boundaries of the fictitious worlds we created. The sky was the limit. Yet as we grew into our adult lives, we slowly began to lose that zest for our wondrous world of imagination. We let cognitive reality take over and before we knew it, BAM, we're living in the "real world."
As adults, the perception of our behaviors dictates a worn path: college, job, family, retirement. And somehow along the way, we settled for "safe". The Moxie Project is about releasing that childhood ambition, purging the status quo and creating your own path.
My beautiful, fearless daughter. Never loose your sense of adventure. Have faith in yourself so much so that others can't not. And remember, I'll always be the greatest fan of your life.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
This is me, Shelly Brockman. I created The Moxie Project out of a sheer obsession with doing things differently. Getting down and dirty with my true self and tapping into that beautiful intuition which, for so long, went ignored.
I love the color pink. I think it embodies womanhood - rich, beautiful and bold. I believe that life is hard, but if we surround ourselves in the good company of love we can do anything. I believe in every woman's freedom to create her own happiness. I believe in service to others.
I believe in the power of the stiletto. As Bette Midler says, "Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world." I believe in humility and grace. And at the heart of it all, I believe in God.
I love my family more than life itself. My mom is my biggest cheerleader. I've lived through heartbreak and challenges. And I've seen pure and true perfection...she was born in the wee hours of a warm September morning in 2012. She was at the center of my vision long before she was born. She is my inspiration and my motivation.
The Moxie Project is my dream. For other women to know they are not alone and that more is truly possible.
WHAT I BRING TO THE PROJECT
I'm a balance of business consultant, guidance counselor, therapist, financial adviser and cheerleader.
The Education & Experience
I hold a Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior and spent the past 14 years as a business consultant in the investment services industry, which ironically is just as much about navigating human behavior as it is managing a stock portfolio. I had to work hard to prove myself as a young female in an old boy’s club, and was successful at doing so becoming the top grossing producer in my firm.
I believe we should always be in the constant pursuit of knowledge – of the street kind or book, it doesn’t matter which. To create The Moxie Project, I spent over six years immersed in the study of human behavior, from both a neurological as well as psychological perspective, researching topics such as leadership, personal growth, success, positive and cognitive psychology, money, and spirituality. I interviewed many successful women to immerse myself in their processes and in 2010 was part of an investment firm start up in Atlanta.
The School of Hard Knocks
I’m a nerd, but a social one who loves all things stylish. I get my kicks equally from analyzing financial statements and researching business ideas as I do from a fabulous pair of shoes. I’m also an outsider who knew very early on that I wasn’t cut out for Corporate America – I had quite the knack for inadvertently stepping on toes and bruising egos. I’ve always known what I wanted in life, and that ambition earned me a reputation – you know the kind...if you’re male you’re driven, if you’re female you’re a bitch. This unfair perception by others caused me to alter my behavior so much so that I eventually found myself lost.
But, this negative experience presented an opportunity; it led me to create The Moxie Project, a platform that fosters and supports women in finding their voice again. Through strategically designed programs, I give women the tools for taking control of their life, success, and earning power. It’s an awesome gig. I’ve never felt more connected and more at peace. And I want to help other women feel the same (and avoiding common missteps along the way). But most of all, I want to live by example for my daughter – to always encourage her to dream.