Shelby Clement: Small Town, Big Vision – Aligning to Authentic Success

Shelby Clement

Breaking Barriers: Shelby Clement on Ditching Small Town Mentality

In the latest episode of inhabit, we had the pleasure of hosting Shelby Clement, a dynamic marketing expert from Louisiana. Shelby’s journey from a secure corporate job in the oil and gas industry to founding her own successful social marketing agency is nothing short of inspiring. This episode is a must-listen for anyone feeling held back by societal expectations or a small town mentality.

Introduction to Shelby Clement

Known for her authenticity and expertise in personal branding, Shelby is a powerhouse in the marketing industry. With big dreams and a commitment to helping others achieve their full potential, Shelby’s story is a testament to the power of perseverance and self-belief.

Breaking the Small Town Mentality

One of the key themes of this episode is breaking the small town mentality. Shelby discusses how growing up in a small town often comes with a set of limiting beliefs and societal expectations. She shares her mission to encourage others to chase their dreams, regardless of their background or the opinions of those around them.

From Corporate to Entrepreneurship

Shelby shares her bold journey from a secure corporate job in the oil and gas sector to starting her own social marketing agency. Despite the skepticism and criticism she faced, Shelby took the leap and pursued her passion. Her story is a powerful reminder that stepping out of your comfort zone is essential for growth and success.

Overcoming Societal Expectations

A significant part of Shelby’s journey involved overcoming societal expectations and the opinions of family and friends. She emphasizes the importance of finding supportive communities and pushing past limiting beliefs to achieve your dreams. Shelby’s experience shows that it is possible to break free from traditional paths and create a life that aligns with your true purpose.

Balancing Simplicity and Aspiration

Shelby and Alessia discuss the balance between appreciating simple life values and aspiring for more impactful goals. Shelby highlights that it is possible to lead a fulfilling life without compromising your dreams. She encourages listeners to find their own path and define success on their own terms.

Mental Challenges in Entrepreneurship

Transitioning from corporate life to entrepreneurship comes with its own set of mental challenges. Shelby opens up about her struggles with accepting abundance and the importance of recognizing the value of one’s work. Her honesty and vulnerability provide valuable insights for anyone facing similar challenges in their entrepreneurial journey.

Redefining Success

In this episode, Shelby and Alessia challenge the notion of “busy as a badge of honor.” They advocate for a more balanced and fulfilling approach to life and work. Shelby’s perspective on redefining success is refreshing and encourages listeners to prioritize their well-being while pursuing their goals.

Importance of Dedication Over Motivation

Shelby emphasizes the importance of dedication and forming habits over relying on motivation for long-term success. Her advice is practical and actionable, reminding listeners that true progress comes from consistent effort and commitment.

Benefits of Physical Movement for Mental Health

Shelby shares how physical movement has contributed to her mental clarity and emotional strength. She discusses the importance of integrating movement into daily routines to enhance overall productivity and well-being.

Digital Detox for Improved Creativity and Mental Health

In today’s digital age, taking a break from technology is crucial. Shelby advocates for digital detoxes to improve mental health and creativity. Her tips for disconnecting and focusing on personal growth are essential for anyone looking to enhance their creative processes.

Encouragement to Pursue Dreams Fearlessly

The episode wraps up with Shelby and Alessia encouraging listeners to pursue their dreams fearlessly. They highlight the importance of self-belief and taking bold steps towards achieving one’s goals.


This episode with Shelby Clement is packed with inspiration and practical advice for anyone looking to break free from limiting beliefs and pursue their dreams. Tune in to “Inhabit with Alessia Citro” for more insightful conversations and empowering stories.

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