I invite Eunice Martel, a Whole Life Coach currently enrolled in The Residency, to talk about her journey from waitressing to entrepreneurship and how she has switched her mindset to focus on making decisions with her legacy in mind. Known as someone who does what she wants to do, Eunice tells me about the audacity she has to make the decisions that need to be made and to take a chance on the adventures in life as well. 

In this podcast, Eunice and I cover:

  • Numerous assets in Eunice’s portfolio, from coaching to investing
  • Her journey from employed waitress to entrepreneurship 
  • Making the choice to invest in herself at this juncture
  • The story she wants to tell about her life and the decision-making tools she uses to act on that
  • Her experience in The Residency and being a part of an advanced room 

Having the audacity to make it happen

Currently living in Victoria, BC, Eunice felt satisfied in her role as a waitress, providing for her family and living a life on her own terms. Like many of my guests, entrepreneurship wasn’t on Eunice’s radar as a feasible option for her, but when COVID-19 changed the course of her career, Eunice found herself drawn to the opportunity life coaching granted her to have a deep, positive effect on the lives of the people around her. 

“I think I’m known as the person who just does whatever she wants to do. So, when I decided that I wanted to work for myself, I knew I was going to move mountains to make it happen.”

Making decisions legacy-first

Eunice has a reputation, both in my eyes and the eyes of others, of being brave enough to do what she wants when she wants. Whether it’s taking the leap to become an entrepreneur or dedicating months of her life to biking across the country, Eunice cares about the story she tells about her life and the mark she leaves on the world. Through caring about her legacy, her decisions circle around the bigger picture of not only her work but her life. 

“I like to zoom out and just try to see the big picture…And, most of the time, if I don’t want to do it, if my knee jerk reaction is, “Hell no,” then I’m like, ‘Okay, let’s explore this.’ Because, yes, I’m sure there are some goodies here that I don’t want and that I do want. So, let’s explore.”

Paying your “life tuition”

We all make mistakes, but what I love about Eunice is her perspective on the mistakes she and others make throughout their lives. “Life tuition,” as she calls it, is the price we all have to pay to achieve what we want and to learn along the way. It’s this same philosophy that drew her to coaching with me, where we’ve spent a lot of time unpacking this concept and exploring the freedom we all have to take risks, fail, and learn. 

“Life tuition, I describe that as a tax that life hands me that is the price of a lesson. It kind of guarantees that I don’t make the same mistake twice. So, I’m like, ‘Okay, I made this investment, and I lost 25-30% of my investment? That is the tax that I had to pay to learn that lesson.’”

Being a part of an advanced room 

As a part of my first cohort of The Residency, I had a lot of questions for Eunice about her experience so far and how this has already impacted her entrepreneurship abilities. For Eunice, this opportunity presents a situation she’s yet to encounter in her relatively short time as a business owner, and she’s thrilled to have a seat at the table amongst other female entrepreneurs willing to help her every step of the way. 

“I love The Residency because of the advanced room that you’ve curated and the mixed level of entrepreneurship experience, the expertise and the different journeys that we all are on. It’s amazing.”



Keep in touch with Eunice on her Instagram (@oakandreedlifecoaching) and the Oak & Reed Life Coaching website

The Residency is a 12-month, cohort-based program specifically built to help first-generation entrepreneurs gain the business acuity and mental-emotional maturity to build their next high-impact, high-profit asset…and whatever else they want for the rest of their lives. Join the email list HERE to get application details for the next cohort.

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