Turning Uncertainty To Competitive Advantage with Meridith Elliott Powell | Live with Bottleneck

On this episode of Live with Bottleneck, our guest Meridith Elliot Powell talks about turning uncertainty to competitive advantage. She talks about how people view uncertainty and how she helps them see it in a new light. Covid-19 has brought a lot of uncertainties to a lot of people, and to Meridith’s business model as well, but she turned it into something lucrative.

Meridith Elliot Powell is a motivational speaker and an award-winning author. She was voted as one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to Watch by Currency Fair.

If you’re interested to know how to turn your uncertainties into a competitive advantage, stay tuned to this episode.

Who is Meridith Elliot Powell?

Meridith is an author and a keynote speaker. She is also one of the Top 41 Motivational Sales Speakers as well. LinkedIn marked her as one of the Top 20 Sales Experts To Follow.

She is also a business strategist, with a background in corporate sales and leadership. Her expertise lies in several industries, including banking, finance, and healthcare. She has worked her way up from entry-level, and now she has a position in the C-Suite.

Meridith is a Master Certified Strategist, Executive Coach, and Certified Speaking Professional. She is also a Master Certified DISC trainer and coach.

She has been encouraging individuals and businesses to turn their lives around and turn the uncertainty brought upon by the pandemic into a highly strategic and competitive advantage.

How Uncertainty is Changing the World

According to Meridith, Uncertainty is negatively affecting businesses and individuals. This is happening on a global scale already, even before the pandemic.

“I call uncertainty change on steroids. You know that change is coming, but you don’t know what it’s going to be and how it’s going to impact you and your organization,” – Meridith Elliot Powell

Meridith says that it’s hard to forge a path when you don’t know what lies ahead. Businesses are afraid to take on an endeavor because they aren’t sure where the path leads.

The country’s economic status and the highly volatile stock market are just some of the factors why businesses are afraid to forge on. Individuals are afraid to leave their current job because they are unsure whether they’ll be accepted into a new job.

How to Turn Uncertainty into Certainties

Meridith says that to overcome uncertainties, we choose what we can control. If we can focus on something that we can control in a fluctuating environment, there is a glimmer of hope that we are no longer highly uncertain.

Another way to change uncertainty is to take action. Moving forward causes the path to clear, so to speak. Meridith encourages people to do what she did, and turn her life around by taking action.

Lastly, having a mission or daily objectives can help one take charge of their business. Living day to day and tackling one obstacle at a time can help change your perspective. Ultimately, all the uncertainties that a business or an individual is experiencing will turn into certainties.

For more information on how to turn uncertainties into a competitive edge, continue listening to this episode.


Voted One Of The Top 15 Business Growth Experts To Watch, and Top 41 Motivational Sales Speakers, Meridith Elliott Powell is an award-winning author who is passionate about helping her clients learn the strategies they need to turn uncertainty into a competitive advantage.

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About Jaime Jay

Meet Jaime Jay – a man who wears many hats, and wears them all admirably. He's a master connector, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, and a published author who knows how to get things done.

Before he found his way to the business world, Jaime served his country as a brave paratrooper in the U.S. Army. But that's just the beginning of his many accomplishments.

He's the founder of the renowned Bottleneck Distant Assistant Services firm, and his book "Quit Repeating Yourself" has become a must-read for entrepreneurs everywhere.

When he's not busy building his empire, you can find him on his beloved Harley Davidson, cruising through the countryside and taking in the invigorating effects of Uitwaaien – a Dutch practice that involves facing the wind to boost health and relieve stress.

He enjoys spending his free time outside building stuff with his wife, Nikita the dog and their two kittens (for now at least) Tommy and Tater.

He is ‘over-the-moon’ happily married to his wonderful wife Sara, his amazing daughter, Jessica, who is serving our country as a United States Army soldier. Jaime and Sara are the proud grand parents of two beautiful little girls.


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