women who will change your life

 
Anna-Liisa is a woodworker and a former journalist who has worked for various women magazines, including for Cosmopolitan Estonia. She loves to write about things that matter to her.

Anna-Liisa is a woodworker and a former journalist who has worked for various women magazines, including for Cosmopolitan Estonia. She loves to write about things that matter to her.

 

As being a huge fan of online inspirational speakers and coaches I decided to write about the speakers who have had the biggest impact on me. Nowadays you can shift your mindset without leaving the home or having money to attend an expensive seminar. You just need a laptop, Internet and a curious mind. These women share their wisdom and knowledge for free which can be quite useful when you find yourself at the very beginning of the femtrepreneurship and your budget is rather limited.  Every single one of them is not only an expert in her field, but also an extraordinary public speaker and a storyteller what makes self development and work with yourself so much easier (and sometimes funnier too). I hope that one day I will be able to thank them personally by attending their live events. Until then - here are the best videos of the best speakers.

Marisa Peer

Marisa Peer is rather an unconventional therapist who has helped hundreds of celebrities, rock stars and athletes by teaching them that there are only three things you need to know about your mind. Your mind does what it thinks you want it to do and what it truly believes is in your best interest. She teaches how to lie to your mind, cheat fear, and steal back the phenomenal confidence you were born with. She is doing it with her lovely British accent and the sense of humor.

Vivian McGrath

Sometimes there are bad things happening in your life. You may or may not have power to affect these negative situations but you there is a good news: you can take your power back. When you understand why it sometimes hurts and what benefit we can gain from this pain, it really helps you to make steps towards healing from pain. Vivian McGarth is a former actress and is now working as a therapist, she is also a survivor of domestic violence. She is speaking with warmth and empathy, she is easy to follow and she really does know the subject from inside to out.

Dr Ramani Durvasuli

Dr Durvasuli has said that she would be doing so much better when she adapted some “qualities” of narcissists. It seems that no matter where you watch, there is a narcissist or at least a person with some narcissistic traits waiting for you. They are people who have no empathy which allows them to treat others rather mean. It is good to understand how narcissism works and why it is good to keep yourself away from these people. Or when you can`t avoid being in contact with them, then learn how to protect yourself.


Lisa Nichols

When you have sorted out your emotional issues and traumas, it is time to shine and live the best version of your life! I love her story how she learned how to make money and started to save, month by month to become financially free. Her story is so motivating and shows that even from very bad situations it is possible to come out and start making your dreams come true.


Sorelle Amore

Another kick ass lady who teaches women start making money. She is a creative YouTube influencer who started as a luxury travel you-tuber and now she is teaching women how to take advanced selfies of themselves, that will help them to gain more self-confidence and live out their creativity. She is also making videos about self development and motivation.



Sunny Lenarduzzi

She is a former TV journalist and now she is running a multi-million marketing business. She is teaching how to build a business by using YouTube as a marketing funnel. I love her channel because she gives very concrete tips to try out but also because of her motivation and inspiration videos. She is teaching what she is doing and you can see how she is growing while you are making your first steps in business.

Esther Perel

Esther Perel is a relationship therapist who believes that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. She helped me to understand what I want to have from my relationship. She has said that relationship and marriage has changed rapidly so that women and men have struggles to adapt with these changes. Her TedEx talks are eye-opening and give you the motivation to make your relationship better.



Dr. Sue Varma

Every fifth woman in the world suffers from a common mental disorder. Depression is highly curable, yet 50% of all cases are not treated. I don`t know anyone who don`t know anybody who has or has had depressive episode in her life. Which is why it is so important to understand this disease, to be able to recognize it by yourself or by your loved ones. Dr. Sue Varma is a psychiatrist in New York City offering consultation and treatment for depression, anxiety, and couples’ treatment.   

Julia Kristina Counselling

YouTube counseling is not substitute for real life face to face therapy, but sometimes you may not have possibility to visit a therapist. I think it is amazing that more and more professionals are doing this work and making very helpful and professional videos.


Mel Robbins

She is a motivational rock star and needs no introduction. Whenever I feel I am low, I watch her video about the 5-second rule and get my energy back. She Is such a powerful and vibrant woman. What I also love about her, that she had shared the story of her failure, how she went bankruptcy and lost her motivation. It is so good to see that there is a way out when you take your life back into your own hands.  

Please let me know, if I have missed someone who is worth mentioning in this article. I would love to hear who are your female influencers.


 I am opening a creative space for women in Berlin where I could teach them some basic woodworking. That will help them to gain self-confidence and eventually save some money too. In this blog I share my thoughts and ideas I gain during my endeavor. If you want to read more articles like this then subscribe to my newsletter.




My story

 
Anna-Liisa is a woodworker and a former journalist who has worked for various women magazines, including for Cosmopolitan Estonia. She loves to write about things that matter to her.  On this picture she is 5. Bad haircut but still confident.

Anna-Liisa is a woodworker and a former journalist who has worked for various women magazines, including for Cosmopolitan Estonia. She loves to write about things that matter to her. On this picture she is 5. Bad haircut but still confident.

 
 

When I was a little girl then my grandfather had a workshop at his garage. He made me everything I wanted to have - a doll house, little furniture, toys. You name it, I had it. But one day I remember him taking his hand quickly from the saw, putting it above his head and saying some very ugly words. I immediately understood what had happened to him. This is why I always knew - woodworking is very dangerous.

Then later, being a single mother, I was struggling with having things done at home. I had always so much to do and it was a real blessing when somebody lent me her husband to have some "male work" done. I felt myself helpless and dependent on others. And still it didn`t occur to me, that I could, at least try, to learn some woodworking skills myself. Because, you know, woodworking is very dangerous.

When I started dating a carpenter I thought my struggles have come to an end. True, he helped me a lot by all those "male jobs". He even made me some furniture. I thought I never have to worry about home improvement again.

Little. Did. I. Know.

Don`t get me wrong. We are still together and very much in love, and he is still a carpenter. But he is not always excited about all my woodworking ideas - he has his own projects to do. So he kindly suggested to me that I get over of my childhood trauma about my injured grandpa and start bonding with drill, miter saw and other amazing tools.

That`s when I discovered that machinery has developed a lot since the days of my grandfather. Saws have all those fancy security locks, so I couldn`t cut off my fingers, even if I tried.

I started to wonder, why I used to believe that woodworking is for men only. Men are also doing “female” housework, they know how to handle a washing machine and how to turn on the vacuum cleaner. So why do I expect my boyfriend to do all the jobs that require a drill? This is just not fair.

This is why I believe women should learn some woodworking too.