I've known since the start of this series I'd want to find out the music that motivates media entrepreneru Michelle Madhok. Before I was an entrepreneur myself I met her at a networking event when Shefinds was just born, and Michelle was working solo from home to grow and spread the word about what has now become a household name for those who love scoring online shopping deals.
An online shopping expert and tireless entrepreneur, Michelle is the founder of SHEFINDS MEDIA, publisher of SheFinds.com, Bridefinds.com and MomFinds.com (online publications distributed via e-mail and blogs that help millions of busy women everywhere shop the web for the latest fashion and style finds). Sound familiar? Maybe you've seen Michelle sharing her expertise as a columnist/editor/authority with MSN Shopping, Real Simple, AOL Shopping, Better.TV, Metro Newspaper, WWD, The Rachael Ray Show, GMA, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Post, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Her book Wear This Now will be published in August 2012. On top of all that, I can say from personal experience that everyone from Michelle's agent to close friends will tell you she's a hard worker, posseses a quick wit and of course, always looks like a million bucks! PHEW! That's a lot to get done Michelle!
Follow Michelle on Twitter at @shefinds and read about the tunes that help her do what she does so well below!
So What and 'Cuz I Can > P!nk
When someone negative gets in my head I remember, "I'm still a rock star, I got my rock moves and guess what I'm havin' more fun, And now that we're done I'm gonna show you.."
"So I'll cash my checks and place my bets, and hope I'll always win Even if I don't I'm ***ked because I live a life of sin. But it's alright I don't give a damn I don't play your rules I make my own. Tonight I'll do what I want cuz I can"
Stronger > Kelly Clarkson
After a slamming loss or gut wrenching disappointment "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stand a little taller, what doesn't kill you makes a fighter, footsteps even lighter."
Firework > Katy Perry
Sometimes when I'm feeling stressed and overwhelmed it's good to realize that other people "feel like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind, wanting to start again. Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin, Like a house of cards, One blow from caving in.."
Raise Your Glass > P!NK
Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely endeavor so sometimes you have to celebrate your isolated status - "So raise your glass if you are wrong, in all the right ways, all my underdogs, we will never be never be anything but loud and nitty gritty dirty little freaks, won't you come on and come on and raise your glass."
Top of the World > Pussycat Dolls
I came to NYC to realize my dreams and this song reminds me that I'm in the thick of it, "Glamour, glitter and gold, nothing is stopping you, nothing is stopping me, In this frenzy out of control, I must stay in pursue, do what I got to do."
N.Y.C > Kevin Rudolph
It reminds me not to get a big head: "In the city of dreams
you get caught up in the schemes and fall apart at the seams. Lives life, lesson 1-0-1 Don't fly too high on your own supply, get burnt by the sun."
Keep on Walking > Jem
When it feels like I'm getting nowhere I remember I've just got to keep on keeping on, "I know that I must start listening to the voice inside of me. The truth is that when I speak to you, I hope to speak to me
God give me strength, to keep on walking
God give me strength, to keep on, keep on
God give me strength, to keep on walking"
Sing > Travis
An all around mood lifter that reminds me to stop and enjoy the journey rather than agonizing over the destination. "Lately, nothing seems to be going right. Solo, why do you have to get so low You're so... You've been waiting in the sun too long.
But if you sing, sing, sing, sing, sing, sing
For the love you bring won't mean a thing
Unless you sing, sing, sing, sing"
Same goes for this one:
Good Life > OneRepublic
"I feel like there might be something that I'll miss
I feel like the window closes oh so quick
I'm taking a mental picture of you now
'Cuz hopelessly, hopelessly
I have so much to feel good about"