Katie Krimitsos: Mastermind Leader | Coach & Business Growth Strategist | Live Event Producer | Community Leader | Mompreneur

Biz Women Rock Podcast | Ambitious Women Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Masterminds | Strategic Business Growth

Live Coaching | Women in Business | Business Growth Strategies | Profitable Business
Biz Women Rock Podcast | Ambitious Women Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Masterminds | Strategic Business Growth

Description

Katie Krimitsos is a mother, wife and high achieving woman entrepreneur who is on a mission to support the journeys of female entrepreneurs who want to grow purposeful, productive and profitable businesses. She's a Mastermind Leader, Coach and Business Growth Strategist, and live and online education provider for ambitious women entrepreneurs who want to see results! The Biz Women Rock podcast features interviews with successful business women, live coaching calls, and practical strategies for purposeful growth. We are in this together!

Episodes

The Finale - An Intimate Interview with Katie Krimitsos

Dec 2, 2019 37:16

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Well, my dear...here we are.  At the end.  

Today’s episode is the last of the Biz Women Rock podcast.  To celebrate, Chris (my hubs) is interviewing me.  

I want to leave you with this…

Everything I created for you all these years has been because I have needed it.  The inspiration, the motivation, the organization, the leadership, the cheerleading, the support...I have needed it all.  And I knew that by creating it for you, I would be forced to step into it for myself. 

In order to serve you, in order to have a prosperous business, I have had to face limiting beliefs, money blocks, foundational issues of worthiness and not-enoughness and so much more internal shit.  And of course, I’ve had to learn better ways of doing business...better strategies, better organization, better marketing, better leadership.  

I am just like you.  A woman doing her best to create her own abundant, meaningful journey.  It’s messy, imperfect and painful. And magical and deeply fulfilling and worth every single second.

Thank you for being here with me.  Thank you for trusting me with your time and energy.  

I hope we continue to connect on the Women’s Meditation Network podcast...I would be honored to be in your ears through your meditation journey.  Just search for it in the podcast player you’re listening to now. Just know that my intention there is just as powerful as it has been here: to help you see your own inner light...and shine it as bright as you possibly can.

Your Life, Your Way, No Apologies with Cathy Heller

Nov 25, 2019 42:16

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Oh, the divine timing of my very last interview on the Biz Women Rock podcast...Cathy Heller is my guest and our conversation is the most beautiful music of harmony, strategy and purpose.  

Cathy is the creator of Don’t Keep Your Day Job, a very successful podcast whose guests include Seth Godin, Mandy Moore, Barbara Corcoran and Gabby Bernstein, just to name a few.  Just a few weeks ago, Cathy released her book, Don’t Keep Your Day Job and in just one week, it sold 10,000 copies.  

During our conversation, Cathy shares her passionate belief that we EACH MATTER, that we each have unique gifts to share with the world and that our jobs are to discover what they are and to show up bravely to figure that out.  

She shares what all of her guests - and every “successful” person - has in common. What is really underneath the challenges we have and the walls we hit (hint: it has to do with that little girl inside of us) She shares why empathy is so important in business How she’s teaching her kids what she believes.

My intention is that this conversation leaves you feeling WHOLE...with a deep knowing that YOU ARE PERFECTLY IMPERFECT just the way you are and that you have everything within you to live the most beautiful life that you want to design. 

Right now, you can get Cathy’s book for FREE on Audible at http://audible.com/dreamjob

And to find out more about Cathy and her podcast, check out http://dontkeepyourdayjob.com

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Are you a podcaster?  Budding podcaster? Content creator?  Then you have to join me at Podfest 2020, a conference made for independent podcasters and content creators.  It’s happening March 6-8, 2020 and I guarantee it will be a memorable experience for you! The people, the education, the entire culture...it’s like no other conference you’ve ever attended!  Get your tickets now at http://podfestexpo.com

 

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EPISODE CREDITS:

If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com 

 

Create Your Own Version of Success - LIVE at She Podcasts Live - PODCASTING SERIES

Nov 22, 2019 49:29

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In October 2019, I was invited to be the Keynote Presenter at the very first ever She Podcasts Live Conference.  

I chose to share my own podcasting journey to showcase just how imperfect, meandering and REAL each of our business journeys are.  I share about the beginning of Biz Women Rock and how the podcast I launched back in 2014 gave birth to an entire, robust business for me.  And, how in 2018, when we found out we were pregnant with our second baby, everything changed. And ultimately, I share all the beautiful and messy things that have transpired during that transition.

During this presentation, I’m taking you through 7 Steps you can follow to create your own version of success:

Get Quiet Allow Yourself to Dream Cut Out the Noise Look Your Fears in the Eyes Be Brave and Take Inspired Action Say Goodbye to What No Longer Serves You Create Your Own Journey

I hope this episode helps you feel less alone on this business journey and inspired to continue listening to your own voice so you can be the creator of your own story!

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Are you a podcaster?  Budding podcaster? Content creator?  Then you have to join me at Podfest 2020, a conference made for independent podcasters and content creators.  It’s happening March 6-8, 2020 and I guarantee it will be a memorable experience for you! The people, the education, the entire culture...it’s like no other conference you’ve ever attended!  Get your tickets now at http://podfestexpo.com

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EPISODE CREDITS:

If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com 

 

Going Through a Business Transition with Jen Mavros - PODCASTING SERIES

Nov 21, 2019 34:35

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When I saw Jen Mavros’ video announcing she was leaving her old business behind and stepping into a new business, I obviously could relate.  Jen has been helping entrepreneurs manifest soulfully aligned desires and dreams in life and business for 7 years now as a coach and mentor, speaker and leader.  But a few years ago...she began questioning, feeling and ultimately...listening. Which has led her to an entirely new business, the first iteration of which is called Loving Business Forward.

But one thing really struck me in her announcement was that she said that her podcast, The Jen Mavros Show is the one thing that’s coming with her in the transition.  

So, I brought Jen on for the Podcasting Series and you’ll get to hear her answer to why her podcast is the only thing coming with her.  We’ll also dive into why she’s going through a transition in business and how scary and exciting that’s been for her.

We discuss…

Why she “unbranded” herself as a coach How she used - and continues to use - meditation as her biggest tool to get in touch with what’s right for her. What “surrendered flow” means to her and her opinion of “hustle.” What the realities of her money have actually looked like during this transition The breakdown of her next evolution of business (it’s beautiful!)

Jen is phenomenal and if you resonate with her message about doing business in a way that is aligned with who you are and doing it differently than what you typically see out there, then I would encourage you to go find out more about her and everything she’s doing here: 

Jen’s website - https://www.jenmavros.com/

Loving Business Forward - https://www.lovingbusinessforward.com/



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Are you a podcaster?  Budding podcaster? Content creator?  Then you have to join me at Podfest 2020, a conference made for independent podcasters and content creators.  It’s happening March 6-8, 2020 and I guarantee it will be a memorable experience for you! The people, the education, the entire culture...it’s like no other conference you’ve ever attended!  Get your tickets now at http://podfestexpo.com 

 

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EPISODE CREDITS:

If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com 

 

Jessica Kupferman is Synonymous with Podcasting: An Intimate Conversation - PODCASTING SERIES

Nov 20, 2019 37:25

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When I think of “podcasting,” I think of Jessica Kupferman. She’s someone who has experienced the industry is such a variety of ways...as a podcaster herself, as someone who owned a business selling advertising on podcasts and as the leader and co-founder of She Podcasts, a community of over 14,000 women podcasters.  

So it made perfect sense to invite Jessica on the show for this podcasting series as I pay tribute to this incredible platform that has allowed me into your life all these years.  

During our conversation, Jessica shares…

How her supportive attitude (vs. a competitive one) has served her in life, friendships, business and podcasting. A little into what her what her partnership with co-founder of She Podcasts, Elsie Escobar looks like. The power of our words and their ability to manifest our visions...and how her vision of having a conference for women podcasters came to fruition. Why you don’t have to be perfect to podcast. How podcasting has changed her life Why podcasting is so freakin’ powerful!

You can find out more about Jessica and She Podcasts here —> http://www.shepodcasts.com/

 

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Are you a podcaster?  Budding podcaster? Content creator?  Then you have to join me at Podfest 2020, a conference made for independent podcasters and content creators.  It’s happening March 6-8, 2020 and I guarantee it will be a memorable experience for you! The people, the education, the entire culture...it’s like no other conference you’ve ever attended!  Get your tickets now at http://podfestexpo.com 

 

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EPISODE CREDITS:

If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com 

 

Oh, the Places You'll Go With Podcasting with Jaime Legagneur of Florida Podcast Network - PODCASTING SERIES

Nov 19, 2019 33:59

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We’re continuing the PODCASTING SERIES today with the incredible Jaime Legagneur (pronounced “Jemmy”).  I had the pleasure of meeting Jaime in a peculiar and memorable way at Podfest 2017, catching her in a pivotal moment of her podcasting and business career.  

Today, she’s sharing about all the places that podcasting has taken her these past few years...all the surprising, unplanned and soul nourishing things that have blossomed for her. 

“Prepare yourself for when the opportunities come,” Jaime says.  And, as you’ll hear, she’s the most beautiful example of that. 

Since Podfest 2017, she’s…

Become the Director of the Horse Radio Network, created by our mutual friend Glenn the Geek.  Shifted into Manager of the Horse Radio Network Created the Florida Podcast Network, which currently has 6 shows Created and co-hosts the Finding Florida podcast, a unique travel show that has opened up so many doors! Partnered with The Wedding Biz Network as the Director of their podcast program. Evolved her business Flintstone Media from a digital marketing company to a podcast agency (she’s bringing on her first staff members now!) Been contracted to teach at two locations of Connecticut School of Broadcasting as their official “podcast expert.”  

Jaime is a single mom who has beautifully crafted her own version of success.

She’s incredible and whether you’re a podcaster or not, I guarantee the life and business lessons in this episode are universal. 

You can find out more about Jaime here -> http://floridapodcastnetwork.com/ 


Are you a podcaster?  Budding podcaster? Content creator?  Then you have to join me at Podfest 2020, a conference made for independent podcasters and content creators.  It’s happening March 6-8, 2020 and I guarantee it will be a memorable experience for you! The people, the education, the entire culture...it’s like no other conference you’ve ever attended!  Get your tickets now at http://podfestexpo.com 

 

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EPISODE CREDITS:

If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com 

 

How She's Evolved Her Podcast to Feed Her Business (and Herself) with Tina Conroy of the Intuitive Woman Podcast - PODCASTING SERIES

Nov 18, 2019 30:43

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Kicking off the PODCASTING SERIES today is the fabulous Tina Conroy of The Intuitive Woman Podcast.  I’ve had the privilege of walking beside Tina on her podcasting journey the past few years as her coach and mastermind leader and I can tell you that she’s one of the most dedicated podcasters I’ve ever met. 

As a matter of fact, she’s been podcasting in some form since 2011!  

Tina is an Intuitive, Reiki Master, Yoga teacher and healer.  She helps women connect deeper to their intuition so they can be more aligned with themselves and live lives that bring them joy.  She does this through her Intuitive Coaching program, her live yoga sessions, her virtual Reiki and Reading sessions and her live Retreats.  

During our conversation, Tina shares…

How her entire podcasting and business journey had a massive change when she attended Podfest in 2017. How changing her brand into The Intuitive Women was sooooo much more than just a name change.  That it forced her to step confidently into the brand. The first moment she got a client because of her podcast and what that felt like.  A few ways she’s experimented with her podcast to grow her client base and fill her programs. How she’s creatively positioned content in order to have her listeners invest in her live Retreats...and then how she’s leveraged the Retreats themselves in order to create more content that she purposefully places into her podcast! What she loves most about podcasting

What I love about Tina and what I hope is apparent as you listen is that she continues to allow herself and her business to evolve and how brilliantly she’s leveraged her podcast to lead that beautiful blossoming.  

To learn more about Tina (and to subscribe to her podcast), check out her website → http://tinaconroy.com

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EPISODE CREDITS:

If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com 

 

From One on One Clients to Online Products That Serve the World with Nicole Cruz

Nov 11, 2019 36:13

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When Nicole Cruz came to me, it became apparent that she wanted to build a business so she could put herself out of business.  

Let me explain.  

Nicole is a registered dietician and for 10 years, she’s been seeing clients one on one - mostly young girls and teenagers who have eating disorders or disordered eating and who want to heal their relationship with body and food.  

As a mom of three littles and fueled by her desire to help prevent more kids from having such challenges, she started Joyful Eating for Your Family, a brand whose mission it is to help parents teach their kids how to have a healthy relationship with food.  

When we began working together, she had just started the private Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/joyfuleatingforyourfamily/) and had an Instagram account.

Fast forward, Nicole has solidified her message and stepped into her passionate voice to help families.  Her Facebook Group has over 2,000 members, her Instagram account is followed by over 8,100 people and over 1,200 people have subscribed to her email list.  

She’ll release her first book in early 2020, is creating paid-for online workshops/webinars and has plans to build out a signature course...all that will help her serve her community.  

During our conversation, Nicole shares…

How she’s been able to step into a message that is controversial (at least seen as “going against the grain”) and how she’s dealt with it. What the process of productizing her knowledge through guides, books and webinars has been like. The process her book has gone through...from originally being the first paid product she would offer to it being her sugar manifesto that is branding her as the expert! What negative self-beliefs have come up for her along the way and the mindset shifts she’s had to have in order to keep going.


I know you’ll be as inspired by Nicole as I am!  You can find out more about her here —> http://nicolecruzrd.com/

How to Grow an Online Business From Scratch with Ashley Kitchens

Nov 11, 2019 33:43

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When Ashley Kitchens began working with me as a private client, she only knew one thing: she loved sharing with people about plant-based eating and wanted to reach more people.  She didn’t know what that would look like as a business, but she did have about 5,000 people following her on Instagram.  

Over the year, Ashley has bravely taken baby (and sometimes GIANT) steps into her greatness!  And during this conversation, she shares about the evolution of her online business model from zero to now!

She currently has 13 private clients, an email list of 1000 who have downloaded her free 1 week meal plan, 200 people who have purchased her 1 month meal plan and currently has 13,000 followers on Instagram.  She’s speaking at some big conferences in her industry and will be rolling out her signature program in early 2020.  

She is totally on fire!

During our interview, Ashley shares…

What it was like offering her first paid product! How she completely changed plans after her first paid product was out, choosing to take on private clients instead of building out more products. What it’s been like building a client base Why she started a Facebook Group and how she uses it differently than Instagram Why her “failure” launching her first course is actually a massive success! What she’s done to grow her Instagram following from 5,000 to 13,000 this past year How she’s evolved emotionally, spiritually and professionally this past year!


I am ridiculously proud of Ashley and in her story, I hope you hear a little bit of yourself...and my ultimate belief that you can literally do anything you put your mind to...as long as you’re willing to take imperfect action and stay tuned into what you love.

Why Biz Women Rock is Going on Sabbatical - BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

Nov 4, 2019 38:35

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Today’s episode is sharing THE REAL behind the scenes reasons why Biz Women Rock is going on sabbatical.  The podcast, the business and the private Facebook Group...they’re all getting archived on December 2, 2019. 

Perhaps this is a shocker for you and you’re wondering, whaaaat?!  Why???!  Or, perhaps you’ve seen it coming. You’ve noticed I haven’t been as active in our Facebook Group or have skipped a few episodes here and there, know I’ve been talking about the Women’s Meditation Network (http://womensmeditationnetwork.com) a lot lately.  

Either way, my intention behind today’s episode is to share the entire business and life journey I’ve been on for the past 2 years and all the emotional and strategic reasons I’m saying goodbye to Biz Women Rock.  

I’m sharing…

Why my very realistic plans to bring in $300,000 in 2018 were completely sidelined when I found out we were pregnant with our second daughter.  Why two big reasons I launched a brand new business - the Women’s Meditation Network - in all that chaos, when it seemed like adding one more thing was foolish. The business model of the Women’s Meditation Network and where it stands now. How and why I focused on just private coaching at the end of 2018 Why I launched a 1 year private coaching program for 2019 and the actual results What was going on in my life for most of 2019 that barely allowed me to keep up with producing weekly content and the massive frustration and emotions I had about feeling incapable of doing anything more.  Why...after a ton of deliberation...I finally decided to close down Biz Women Rock and all the emotions that came after. 

Now what?

Here’s what you can expect after today’s episode…

Next week, I’ll feature TWO episodes, each showcasing the amazing business women who have been a part of my 1 year private coaching program...Ashley Kitchens (Plant Centered Prep) and Nicole Cruz (Joyful Eating for Your Family).  They’re both absolutely phenomenal and I know you’ll enjoy their stories!

Then, during the week of November 11, I’ll be showcasing an entire Podcasting Series with some of the most amazing podcasting women I have the privilege of knowing!  I’ll release one episode each day that week. I’ll also be sharing about Podfest Expo, happening on March 6-8, 2020...I hope I’ll see you there!

Get your tickets for Podfest here → http://podfestexpo.com

And then...my final goodbye episode will air on December 2, 2019.  My hubs Chris Krimitsos will be interviewing me about the whole Biz Women Rock business and journey and I hope you’ll join me for it!

Thank you so much for being a part of this incredible journey...whether you’ve been here for a day, a month or since the beginning in February 2014.  It’s been a wild, amazing, transformative ride...and I love you so much. 

Lastly...if you’re interested in meditation, I would be so honored for you to subscribe to the Women’s Meditation Network...there are very approachable guided meditations released every single week and an entire library for you to access anytime you need them. 

You can subscribe here → http://womensmeditationnetwork.com/podcast/

Also, if you’re new to meditation and want to start your regular practice - or you’ve been meditating awhile and just need a jumpstart to your daily practice again, I have a free gift for you!  5 Simple Steps to Start Your Regular Meditation Practice...get it for FREE here → http://womensmeditationnetwork.com/start 

440: Sex and Your Business with Amber Hawley

Oct 28, 2019 36:52

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Sex.  Intimacy.  Play.  Creativity.  They are all incredibly important parts of who we are as women.  And yet, sometimes as we walk along this crazy business journey, we can forget that these parts of ourselves need nourishment.  We get caught up in the to-do’s, launches, stresses and strategies of business growth that we can become a bit disconnected to the sexual beings that we are.  

That’s why I’m bringing the amazing Amber Hawley back on the show.  Amber is a licensed couples therapist who has run her group practice Fremont Counseling Services for years now.  She also has an online company called Couples Fix, where she supports ambitious couples who want to thrive in their relationships and their work.  

And today, Amber and I are having a conversation about…

The difference between sex and intimacy Why the orgasm isn’t always necessarily the goal The most common sexual challenges highly ambitious couples have Strategies for more and better sex Practical reasons why having a healthy sex life helps grow your business!

Ultimately, Amber shares how playfulness and fun are so vital to enlivening you as a woman and therefore your business.

You can find out more about Amber here: http://couplesfix.com

And if you loved Amber, check out her other interview on the podcast here -> http://bizwomenrock.com/business-marriage-make-thrive-amber-hawley/

The Business Model of a Connector with Brooke Emery

Oct 21, 2019 28:27

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Are you a good connector?  A good networker? Are you the woman who everyone comes to when she’s looking for a resource and you easily pull a name out of your hat to help?  

That’s Brook Emery too.  And, unlike many of us who might have struggled to “monetize” our connecting gifts, Brooke has done so very well.  As a matter of fact, she is the “go-to gal” for many online business owners.  

She has a Joint Venture Management Agency called Link Lab, a company that provides affiliate services for launches.  And, she also consults to people who are looking for business strategies and connections that come out of those strategies.  

During our conversation, Brooke shares…

How she’s packaged her ability to “collect people” and made a business out of it. How she her entrepreneurship has evolved since becoming a mom. How she practices radical acceptance of what is

Lastly, Brook shares how she wants to focus her gifts so she can have a bigger impact on the world by supporting and connecting changemakers and those who are here to uplift humanity. 

You can find out more about Brooke here: https://brookeemery.carrd.co/

From NFL Social Media Gal to LinkedIn Marketing Expert with Chrissie Wywrot

Oct 14, 2019 32:18

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When Chrissie Wywrot sets her mind to do something...she does it.  And does it big.  As a young woman, she knew she wanted to work for the NFL.  And sure enough, she ended up doing the social media marketing for the Detroit Lions, a super sweet gig where she was able to be on the forefront of big brands being on social media.  So...she learned a lot.  

Then, with two kids and a brand new baby, she began her business because her family needed more income.  She’s always been a good writer, so she chose to focus on helping people with LinkedIn marketing.

During our conversation, Chrissie talks about…

Why she decided to niche down her skills to offer only LinkedIn marketing services How she managed a complete rebrand once she realized how she wanted to niche How her LinkedIn marketing business got legs by being live and in person, networking around her local community. How she manages the “feast or famine” cycle that most service providers go through...the process that happens when you go out networking, attract clients, but then become so busy servicing those clients that your pipeline goes dry because you’re not out networking. How she’s evolving her business as she becomes a teacher of what she knows.  The power of owning her own philosophy of LinkedIn and why that sets her apart.


To check out Maggie Patterson (whom we talk about), here’s her site: https://smallbusinessboss.co/

To find out more about Chrissie, visit her website here: https://chrissiewywrot.com/


Join Me at Podfest 2020!

https://podfestexpo.com/

Podfest Multimedia Expo is one of the largest podcasting conferences in the world!  It’s full of podcasters, YouTubers and content creators who come together for top notch education, connections and a mind-blowing live experience.  

Podfest is happening March 6-8, 2020 in Orlando, Florida and I can’t wait to see you there!  Get your tickets today!

https://podfestexpo.com/

Video Marketing That Actually Works with Holly Gillen

Sep 30, 2019 35:20

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You’ve heard that video is a must for marketing your business.  You’ve heard that it’s a great way to help you attract the ideal person you help with your products or services.  But it feels like a lot of work! And, if you currently are doing video, maybe you’re feeling like your videos aren’t making the marketing impact you want them to make.  

So what do you do?  

Answering that question today is the fabulous Holly Gillen, owner of Holly G Studios.  For years, she’s been helping business owners create, produce and ultimately effectively use videos to share their message with the exact people who they want to attract into their business.  

And today, she’s sharing her vast knowledge about the topic, including…

Different ways to incorporate video, even if it’s not the traditional face to face type you’re used to seeing. Four questions to ask yourself before you ever put a video out there! Live vs. pre-recorded videos...when and how to leverage the benefits of both Three different strategies you can use for pre-recorded videos. She goes over her entire 7 step process for successful business cinema What makes a successful YouTube Channel!

As this episode goes live, Holly is about to kick off her free YouTube Video Challenge Makeover...she’ll help you spruce up your YouTube Channel and get it ready to use it effectively every day during the challenge!  You can sign up at http://bit.ly/weekendmakeover

Interested in learning more about Holly?  Check out her site here: https://www.hollygstudios.com/

1 Million Downloads in 1 Year... Thinking Outside the Box with Melissa Monte

Sep 23, 2019 41:04

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Within the first year of launching her podcast, Mind Love, Melissa Monte had 1 million downloads.  This is not the norm...and neither is she.  Which I am convinced is exactly why she has had such success.  

During our conversation, Melissa walks us through how she started, launched and grew her podcast by thinking outside the box.  

First, she got clear about who she was, her passions and her gifts...a step that we can easily skip over because it requires us to STOP and do the internal work.  

Once she did, she went through Pat Flynn’s podcasting course, which gave her the practical steps on how to launch a podcast.  

But Melissa’s differentiated herself by practicing creative thinking.  She bounced her ideas off of others, she created content that was a little different than what was out there, she gave herself a launch date and made an event out of it, which gave her accountability to take action.  

And she tried many things along the way that gave her visibility, always looking at her metrix so she was strategic about her next moves.  

There is SO much value in this episode and I can’t wait for you to listen!

You can find out more about Melissa and sign up for her daily email, the Morning Mind Love here: https://www.mindlove.com/

How to Not Suck at Sales with Nikki Rausch

Sep 16, 2019 31:54

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One of the most common sayings I hear from women entrepreneurs is I suck at sales.  So, I brought on the Sales Maven herself, Nikki Rausch, who walks us through the steps to successfully selling to your clients.  

Nikki is the owner of Your Sales Maven and helps entrepreneurs and corporate teams with their sales conversations so they can close more business and make more money. 

During our interview, Nikki talks about…

How we can tweak our language from “selling” our services or products to inviting them to find out more. She breaks down the entire discovery call process and gives you incredible tips to optimize it She warns against the biggest mistake people make during the discovery call The anatomy of a good CLOSE to you can get paid What to do when someone tells you they’ll “think about it.”

Nikki does such a tremendous job of breaking down the sales conversation into practical pieces that you will be able to implement right away!

And, she even has a free ebook for you called Closing the Sale, which will give you the language you need to...well...close the sale. :) You can get it here: http://yoursalesmaven.com/bwr 

The Simplest Way to Scale Your Online Business with Louisa Zhou

Sep 9, 2019 37:01

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Louisa Zhou is one of the best teachers of online business I’ve ever come across.  And you’ll hear it during our conversation because she breaks down a few super simple steps explaining how you can grow your online business.  

“It’s not easy,” she says, “but it doesn’t have to be complicated.” 

Louisa knows because she’s built a multiple 7 figure business following these steps.  She started out as an executive in a corporate job, doing digital marketing for her company.  Soon, she transitioned into her own business, offering those same services she was doing during her day job.  As her clientele grew, she began to get people asking her all the time, “how did you do that?” So, she began teaching others how to quit their jobs while building their own business.  And within her first year of doing that, she had hit $1 Million in sales.  

Louisa now has a thriving business helping people break free from their 9-5 jobs as they build their online businesses.  

During our conversation, Louisa and I discuss…

The TWO simple steps to follow that could easily lead to a multiple 7 figure business How to grow beyond that and have a ton of fun as you’re doing it The truth about TESTING everything as you grow The metrics she paid attention to as she was testing and growing her business How she’s mindfully built a TEAM that has supported her growth...and yet doesn’t have even one full-time employee And how leveraging specialized contractors is a giant win win!

The question you can answer when you finish is where am I in this process? so you can begin creating the online business you deserve!

You can find out more about Louisa at http://louisazhou.com 

Who Do You Need to Be In Order to Grow Your Business with Pooja Khanna

Sep 2, 2019 26:14

Description:

You know what it feels like to work yourself to the bone...and get up to do it all over again, right?  Well, Pooja Khanna did that for too long when in her career as an executive with American Express, Pepsi and Microsoft and developed adrenal fatigue.  After years of trying to heal through western medicine, she finally turned to holistic medicine to heal herself, using methods like Reiki, Acupuncture and Meditation.  It worked. And during that journey, she saw how difficult it was for her to find quality practitioners and resources.  

So, she decided to create a solution.  

BeginToHeal.com is a platform that allows you, the person who is seeking out holistic practitioners and resources, to easily find ones that Pooja and her team have vetted.  Their website offers a free subscription and a low cost paid subscription ($10/mo) that give you access to resources like nutrition counselors, reiki practitioners, guided meditations, educational courses and so much more so you can heal from the inside out. 

During our conversation, Pooja shares about…

Her unique challenges in building her business...the extra attention and time she needed to spend figuring out the legal and logistical challenges of her market.

What she does to keep her own self-care practice sacred so she doesn’t get back into a space of being burnt out and exhausted. 

Her ultimate belief that we all really want to do special things to help others and how she’s doing this through Begin to Heal.

“That’s the question entrepreneurs should be asking themselves…’who do I need to be in order for me to be successful?’” Pooja says.  

This game of business is done from the inside out...and this conversation with Pooja has so many moments of wisdom that reflect that.  

You can check out more about Begin to Heal by visiting their website at http://BeginToHeal.com

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BIZ WOMEN ROCK RELATED RESOURCES:

Interested in Intuitive Coaching or Reiki?   Our very own Biz Women Rock community member Tina Conroy is ah-may-zing at all of it.  You can check her out by visiting her website here: http://TinaConroy.com.  I’ve hired her for Reiki, readings and Intuitive Coaching and she is worth every penny!  I would highly recommend you book a session with her!

 

Want meditations created specifically for women?  Listen to the Women’s Meditation Network podcast...an entire library of free guided meditations created just for you.  http://WomensMeditationNetwork.com.  Subscribe on your favorite podcast player today.  

Your Business and Your Marriage: How to Make them Both Thrive with Amber Hawley

Aug 26, 2019 44:58

Description:

Amber Hawley is a licensed couples therapist who has run her group practice Fremont Counseling Services for years now.  She also has an online company called Couples Fix, where she supports ambitious couples who want to thrive in their relationships and their work.  

I’m bringing Amber on because she is someone I consider the leading authority on how to manage the ever-evolving and ever-challenging place where business and romantic relationships live.  

And it’s not a conversation we talk about very much...how our relationship with our spouse affects our business...and how our business affects our relationship with our spouse.  

“Because we need money to live,” Amber states, “we see work as a necessity and our relationships as a luxury.”  And that can lead to many problems.  

So, today, Amber and I are discussing…

What the #1 problem is that women entrepreneurs face with their spouse The unique experiences that you may experience if you are the entrepreneur and your spouse is not. The very different things you might experience if both you and your spouse are entrepreneurs How creating a MONTHLY MONEY MEETING can be instrumental in giving clarity and support to one another and what exactly should be talked about during those meetings.  Common issues entrepreneurs may face with their spouses, including varying levels of risk tolerance, money management and time management and how to face each of them proactively.

Ultimately, Amber shares the foundational concept that showing up and communicating with one another about our desires, needs, expectations and dreams is ultimately the most powerful way to ensure we thrive in both our relationships and our businesses!

Amber is a wealth of information!  If you want to find out more about her and how she might be able to help you in your relationship, check her out here: http://amberhawley.com 

Feeling Desperate For a Change in Your Biz? It's All In Your Head...with Christine McAlister

Aug 19, 2019 31:35

Description:

You’ll recognize Christine McAlister’s name because I recently had her on a previous episode talking about her story of losing her baby how that transformed her life and business.  

I’m bringing her back on today because I believe in what she does for women!  Christine helps women grow six figure businesses that they love, whether they are building a side hustle and quitting their day jobs, or unhappy with the business they’ve built and need to re-shift.  

She does this through private coaching and is absolutely phenomenal at helping her clients achieve their versions of success. She also wrote the book The Income Replacement Formula: 7 Simple Steps to Doing What You Love and Making Six Figures from Anywhere.  

During this conversation, we talk about…

The MINDSET shifts it takes to go from an employee mindset to a business owner mindset.  And how so many of us can end up building businesses with the old script. How she’s able to guide her clients to taking action on the strategies they need by doing the really deep work of personal development.  The book that has made the most difference in her sense of self, The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks and how it’s effected her. She walks us through her first few steps she takes women through to get to their goals. How she is able to have tough conversations with her clients about the real work to be done.

Christine’s clients have a 75% success rate!  Meaning, 75% of the women she works with are either out of their old jobs or old companies that felt like jobs and sustainably in a business they love!

Feeling desperate and think Christine can help you?

Book a call with her here: https://calendly.com/lifewithpassion/claritycall 

You won’t regret it...she’s amazing!

Kate Northrup Says Do Less and Stop Trying to Rush

Aug 12, 2019 35:53

Description:

Oh girl, you are in for a dose of feel good wisdom here.  Kate Northrup joins me today and we’re having a conversation about what it means to DO LESS in your business and your life.  

Kate’s the New York Times Bestselling Author of Money: A Love Story and Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Mamas.  

Kate embodies what I love so much about women...she is ambitious, vulnerable, driven, honest and wants to help women transcend into our next phase of joyful living.  

During our conversation, Kate talks very openly about…

Why doing less is so important for women today How to discover what YOU really want vs. what others want for you or what your past self would have wanted.  And...how to cultivate a stillness practice that allows you to stay in tune with your inner voice.  How she implements the 80/20 rule in business so she only does the 20% of things that bring her the biggest results...and ONLY those things! A massively challenging season she had last year with her husband being sick and pretty incapacitated and how she dealt with it. The true power of knowing your menstrual cycle and the lunar cycles so you can by in sync with your life and your business.

Kate is phenomenal and I encourage you to share this episode with another amazing woman who needs to hear her message.  

CHECK OUT KATE’S BOOKS HERE (SOOOO RECOMMENDED!): https://katenorthrup.com/

Here’s the episode with Pleasance Silicki we discuss: http://bizwomenrock.com/optimize-business-results-knowing-cycles-pleasance-silicki/

What Is Your End Game? With Rochelle Walk

Aug 5, 2019 36:27

Description:

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Rochelle Walk (whom we call Shelly) since 2010.  At that time, she had just quit her high level corporate job the Chief Administrative Officer & General Council for a very big company and was in her first phase of starting her own law firm.  

Since then, Shelly has gone through multiple phases of her business, constantly building her company into the next phase of growth.  

As of the recording of this podcast, Shelly recently merged with Aegis Law, a firm that she hired a headhunter to find so she could implement her succession plan.  This was after 6 years of successfully growing the Walk Law Firm.

During this conversation, Shelly shares…

Why she hired young attorneys who were right out of law school and why this added so much value to her business. How she made big pivots in her business when things didn’t feel right or weren’t in line with her vision. How she doubled down servicing a very special niche of business, focusing on tech and ecommerce businesses and how that made her incredibly valuable in the marketplace. How she went about establishing herself as a trusted attorney in a city where she wasn’t networked at all!  I could fish where the fish were or I could fish where the fishermen were, she says.  So brilliant!

The powerful theme of this conversation is how Shelly has always been very clear about her end game.  And when you’re clear about where you want to go, she says, then you can open yourself up to all the possibilities on how to get there.  

You can find out more about Shelly here: www.aegislaw.com.

A New Approach to Getting Things Done

Jul 29, 2019 17:14

Description:

For many, many years now, I have talked about a few foundational practices that I have used to get things done.  To be productive and efficient.  

Time blocking, batching, focusing your energy, prioritizing your tasks, etc.  

And they’re all really smart strategies and have worked in a nice combination for me over the years. 

Until recently.  

Blocking out time, dedicating certain times and days for certain activities, batching content creation...none of it’s working for me right now.

With an 8 month old baby and a 3 ½ year old daughter, mommying has taken up more of my time than usual.  More times than I can count, my perfectly planned blocked times have been pushed aside to accommodate sick kids, changing schedules or have even been exchanged for “catch up” time for me to chill and recover before I can shift my energy into business.  My ideas to batch content and create 4 podcast episodes at once are thrown out the window because I am exhausted after just one interview or writing just one meditation for the Women’s Meditation Network. 

I found myself angry and bitter and consistently beating myself up that things weren’t working the way I wanted them to and that I couldn’t get the things done I needed.

So, I had to find another way.

And then...I remembered a conversation I had with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes - the author of the foundational Feminist book, Women Who Run With the Wolves.  I happen to run into her at a podcasting conference when I was pregnant with my first and so we spent some time talking about how to make the time to work and raise kids.  

She told me, “I wrote that book in 5 minute increments here, 20 minute increments there...any time I could find while I was raising my kids.”  

That concept stuck with me all these years and I wanted to bring it to you as a new way to approach getting things done. 

If batching content and blocking time aren’t conducive to your lifestyle right now, how can you move things forward in little “bitesize” moments?  

For me, it requires TRUSTING that I will get things done, instead of being so rigid on the to-do’s of the day and week.  And also...and this is probably even more important...letting go of the expectation that I’ll get multiple things done at once.  

Last night, I had a bit of energy after I put the kids to sleep and so I immediately turned on my computer and wrote a meditation.  It felt so good to get it done. In my old way of doing things, I would tell myself to stay there and write 2 more so I could batch and be efficient.  But you know what? I was exhausted by the time I was done, so I let go of the expectation to do more and just let that bitesize work be enough.  

I believe that ALL time management and productivity strategies are wonderful and can work for you at any given season of your life.  Perhaps working in bitesize moments can be helpful for you right now or can be integrated into how you’re moving your business forward!

PS: If you’re currently stuck in your business or just not feeling like you’re living into the full potential it has, then I invite you to book a 2 Hour Intensive Strategy Session with me!  In 2 hours, we can get clear about what it is you want and help you focus on the strategies that help you get there. You’ll leave with a practical action plan to move you forward with purpose and joy!  You can book your session today at http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie.  

Your First Big Live Event: Behind the Scenes of She Podcasts Live with Jessica Kupferman

Jul 22, 2019 30:58

Description:

In 2014 Jessica Kupferman and Elsie Escobar started a Facebook Group called She Podcasts.  They did it because they both knew so many amazing women podcasters and wanted to create a place where they could all help each other.  As the group grew and grew, the community continued to ask for one thing: an event to bring them together.  

And although they attempted to a few times, nothing really ever took off.  

Until this year.  

The first ever She Podcasts Live is happening on October 10-13, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Check out http://shepodcastslive.com for more information. 

During our conversation, Jessica is talking very openly about what that process of getting her first live event off the ground has looked like.  

She shares…

What the first few attempts at live events have been and why they just didn’t seem right.  The tough conversations she and Elsie had to have as business partners to figure out how they were going to create this event.  Why Jess decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign for She Podcasts Live How her Kickstarter campaign ended up being backed 200% and raising $50k! Her commitment and vision for every single woman who attends her event

This episode will be especially helpful for you if you are wanting to put on your own live event for your community!

Are you a podcaster?  Or thinking about podcasting?  You have to be at She Podcasts Live!  Go get your ticket today! http://shepodcastslive.com

Do your products and services serve women podcasters?  Consider sponsoring She Podcasts Live! You can check out more about the sponsorship options here: http://shepodcastslive.com

Money & Marketing - Creative Ways to Grow Your Audience & Make Money with Your Podcast

Jul 15, 2019 25:32

Description:

Today’s episode is a bit out of the box...I’m sharing a live presentation I did recently for the Florida Podcaster’s Association.  It’s called MONEY & MARKETING: CREATIVE WAYS TO GROW YOUR AUDIENCE AND MAKE MONEY WITH YOUR PODCAST.

If you’re a podcaster, or want to start a podcast, it will definitely be worth listening to.  But even if you’re not a podcaster and you’re creating content...all of these principles can be adjusted to fit your particular experience.  

Money and Marketing are the TWO sexiest topics in podcasting...and in business in general.  So my intention is that these tips will either be a little outside of the box for you, or if you already have heard these concepts, that I will be approaching them from a different angle or getting you to think about them a bit differently than usual.  

Ultimately, I want you to walk away from this episode with a desire to focus on JUST ONE of these and commit to trying it out!

The REAL Power of Automation

Jul 8, 2019 26:51

Description:

I’ve been marinating on this topic for a loooong time, my friend.  

This conversation is heavily influenced by my friend Cate Stillman’s book Body Thrive (which I highly recommend!).  You can check it out here: https://yogahealer.com/.  

This is about more than an email autoresponder series.  This is about managing your energy so you can show up as the best CEO you can be.  I’m talking today about the true power of automating habits and tasks in your business and your life.  

Automating habits relinquish your energy from having to worry about certain activities over and over again.  Which then frees up energy for you to do the things you LOVE and that move your business (and your life) forward!

Here are 10 things you can automate:

Cleaning the house - who’s in charge of what chores? 
Kendra Hennessey’s Mother Like a Boss podcast is perfect for getting more efficient with how you run your home! http://www.kendrahennessy.com/  Meal Prepping - spend 1-2 days each week making your food for the week
Check out my client Ashley Kitchen’s Instagram for tons of meal prep ideas and resources.  She even has a free 5 Day Meal Planning guide. https://www.instagram.com/stories/plantcenteredprep/ Time blocking - so you know what you’re going to be working on on any given day/time in advance.  If you can, try and automate this as a weekly thing. Example: every Monday from 10-12, you’re going to be writing. Exercise - know when you’re going to do it in advance.  Know exactly what workout you’re going to do or have a program that you’re following.   Childcare - get your reliable childcare set up!  And think about using a babysitting service instead of a single babysitter...that way you’re covered no matter what. Batch your content - podcast episodes, blog posts, social media posts, etc.   Automate emails - create nurture sequences and write emails in batches Repurpose content - create a brilliant piece of content once and put it everywhere else in various forms Choose your clothes in advance for the week - don’t spend any energy figuring out what you’ll be wearing every day Create products and services that people can buy on your website - if you’re a service provider and your time is how you make money, place a small way for you to get paid on your site.  If you have products, make them available for purchase on your site and as many other places as possible. 


I hope these have been helpful!  Share how you’ve been automating habits and tasks in your life in our Facebook Group! http://bizwomenrock.com/group 

How to Prioritize the REALLY Important Tasks

Jul 1, 2019 13:16

Description:

During this solo episode, I’m going over 3 questions you can ask yourself to determine where your time is best spent in your business!

Because when you get REALLY clear about your top priorities, you know exactly how to spend your precious time: on the tasks that move your business forward fast!

I recommend writing down ALL THE THINGS you have on your plate...all those tasks and to-do’s that are swirling around in your head.  Then...ask yourself these 3 questions...

Do I LOVE doing this? Does it bring me joy?  Does this light me up?

Is it profitable? Does it bring money into my business?

Is this contributing to the future vision of my company and life?  Is this work that lends itself to the future vision I have of my business?

The tasks that have YESES to ALL of these questions are your top priorities.  

Now...go get busy blocking out time in your calendar to work on them!

The ones that got even 1 NO?

Those are the ones you need to de-prioritize.  

Take a look at them and decide if you can delegate them, delete them or de-prioritize them.  

You’ll hear my beautiful metaphoric example of making my own baby food right now and a big realization I had when I asked myself these 3 questions.  

I also refer to Denise Duffield-Thomas’ article she wrote that stated, “cleaning toilets didn’t make me a millionaire.”  I definitely recommend reading the entire article here: https://medium.com/@deniseduffieldthomas/im-a-self-made-millionaire-and-this-is-exactly-how-much-help-i-have-at-home-c15c46d9feee

So...what are YOUR answers to these questions?  What are YOUR priorities? ;)

How She Recovered From the Worst Case Scenario and Created a Business She Loves in the Aftermath with Christine McAlister

Jun 17, 2019 42:27

Description:

I often use the strategy with clients called “what’s the worst case scenario?” It’s an exercise for them to play out the absolute worst possible outcome to something they’re considering...to go all the way down that worm hole so they can ultimately see that the worst case scenario actually isn’t that bad.  It powerfully removes fear so they can start taking intentional action.

But sometimes in business and in life...the worst case scenario actually happens.  And it actually is horrific and scary.  And changes everything.  

Christine McAlister had the worst case scenario happen to her back in 2015.  At that point, she had grown a very successful business and was pregnant with her first baby, Mave.  At 37 weeks, she went in for her routine checkup and was hit with news that would forever change her life.  

The worst case scenario had happened...and she...and her business would never be the same.  

During our conversation, Christine shares the very personal and touching story about what happened with Mave and what happened to her and her business in the immediate aftermath.

She also shares about what her trauma taught her about the business she was running at the time and how she ultimately gave herself permission to transition into something else that made her happier...and chose to invest in herself in order to discover what that was exactly.

What she discovered was that she lit up when she helped women entrepreneurs create a business that they truly love, and one that supports the lives they really want to live.  And she does this now as a coach and mentor through her business Life With Passion.  She helps women who want to get out of their 9-5’s and women who have created a new job for themselves in a business they own, but don’t necessarily love, create business that will allow them to thrive.

Christine’s advice to anyone who has gone through - or is going through - a hard time?  It’s your choice on how you deal with what happens to you.

And I can’t wait for you to hear from Christine, a woman who has truly chosen to live her life with passion.

You can check out more about Christine and her work here → http://www.lifewithpassion.com/

Manifest What You Want

Jun 10, 2019 14:45

Description:

In January 2019, I did a Facebook Live series inside our private Facebook Community called Plan Your Big 2019.  Over 5 days, I talked about simple steps you could take to do ensure you had your biggest year yet in business.

I’m bringing those videos out of the privacy of our group and onto the podcast for two big reasons:

Because each of these concepts I’ll be going over in the next 5 weeks are truly timeless.  It doesn’t matter what month or year it is...you can easily come back to these steps and get yourself re-focused and moving towards what you want in an intentional and productive way.

Because this is typically the time of year when we realize that life has just sorta “happened” over the past few months.  We’re far away from the days when our heads and hearts were in the juice of envisioning what we really wanted to create. Whether we find ourselves a few degrees off of the course we want to be on, completely off track, or maybe even totally clueless as to what the hell we even wanted all those months ago...this will be a universal reminder to reset.

Each of these episodes were made to be quick and actionable...so you can get what you need, put the concepts into action and see results!  

Quick little note...because these were done live, I’ll give you the head’s up that you’re gonna hear a little of of “real life” in the background...perhaps a bird chirping a bit, perhaps a little bit of wind as I’m walking...but I did the best I could to make those things as non-distracting as possible, because the concepts are so important!


ARE YOU READY FOR STRATEGIC COACHING?

If you realize, as you go through this series of shows that you are farther from your big goals than you want to be...or that you simply want to move more efficiently and effectively - and more joyfully - in the direction you want your business to go, then let’s see how I can help you as a coach and strategist.  I’ve opened up a few new spots for short term private coaching clients and am ready to help you. This could look like a 3 hour intensive to get you unstuck, a power day to get you fully charged to move ahead or even 12 weeks together to really jumpstart you into your vision...whatever it is you need, I’m here for you!  You can fill out a quick application to work with me at http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie   


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MANIFEST WHAT YOU WANT

On today’s episode, I’m going over 4 simple steps to stepping out of planning and into ACTION so that you can manifest all those big goals you envision!

The 4 steps are:

Take imperfect action: get out of perfectionism! Get outside help Assess, adjust, accelerate Celebrate your wins

Here’s to your own version of success!

Create Your Purposeful Marketing & Action Plan

Jun 3, 2019 27:45

Description:

In January 2019, I did a Facebook Live series inside our private Facebook Community called Plan Your Big 2019.  Over 5 days, I talked about simple steps you could take to do ensure you had your biggest year yet in business.

I’m bringing those videos out of the privacy of our group and onto the podcast for two big reasons:

Because each of these concepts I’ll be going over in the next 5 weeks are truly timeless.  It doesn’t matter what month or year it is...you can easily come back to these steps and get yourself re-focused and moving towards what you want in an intentional and productive way.

Because this is typically the time of year when we realize that life has just sorta “happened” over the past few months.  We’re far away from the days when our heads and hearts were in the juice of envisioning what we really wanted to create. Whether we find ourselves a few degrees off of the course we want to be on, completely off track, or maybe even totally clueless as to what the hell we even wanted all those months ago...this will be a universal reminder to reset.

Each of these episodes were made to be quick and actionable...so you can get what you need, put the concepts into action and see results!  

Quick little note...because these were done live, I’ll give you the head’s up that you’re gonna hear a little of of “real life” in the background...perhaps a bird chirping a bit, perhaps a little bit of wind as I’m walking...but I did the best I could to make those things as non-distracting as possible, because the concepts are so important!

ARE YOU READY FOR STRATEGIC COACHING?

If you realize, as you go through this series of shows that you are farther from your big goals than you want to be...or that you simply want to move more efficiently and effectively - and more joyfully - in the direction you want your business to go, then let’s see how I can help you as a coach and strategist.  I’ve opened up a few new spots for short term private coaching clients and am ready to help you. This could look like a 3 hour intensive to get you unstuck, a power day to get you fully charged to move ahead or even 12 weeks together to really jumpstart you into your vision...whatever it is you need, I’m here for you!  You can fill out a quick application to work with me at http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie   


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CREATE YOUR PURPOSEFUL MARKETING & ACTION PLAN

Now you might be thinking, "Katie...we’re already 4 episodes into this series and we haven’t even talked about marketing yet!"

You’re right.

That’s because I believe in purposeful marketing, which means that we don’t even approach any sort of action plan until we’ve decided what we WANT. Because otherwise, we waste a bunch of time, energy and money on actions that may not even be ideal for us!

So today I’m talking about…

Creating Your Purposeful Marketing & Action Plan

This is a big one, girl...SO MUCH good stuff to cover!

I’m giving you 4 steps to go through to put together a purposeful marketing plan...and, yes...the fourth step is a brain dump on all the sexy marketing strategies you could ask for!  

Just a note that I left in a few of the questions that were asked on the Facebook Live originally because they answer questions you may have too!

The 4 steps to creating a purposeful marketing strategy are...

Low hanging fruit Strategic partners Where is your customer? Contests Podcasts Blogs Vlogs YouTube channel Content marketing Freebies - funnels Email marketing Direct mail Paid ads - Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads Speaking Sponsor events Testimonials and features Webinars Social media Everything else

My best advice?  Choose one or two of these that fit best for your business design and go for it!  Marketing should be FUN!

Design Your Dream Schedule

May 27, 2019 22:19

Description:

In January 2019, I did a Facebook Live series inside our private Facebook Community called Plan Your Big 2019.  Over 5 days, I talked about simple steps you could take to do ensure you had your biggest year yet in business.

I’m bringing those videos out of the privacy of our group and onto the podcast for two big reasons:

Because each of these concepts I’ll be going over in the next 5 weeks are truly timeless.  It doesn’t matter what month or year it is...you can easily come back to these steps and get yourself re-focused and moving towards what you want in an intentional and productive way.

Because this is typically the time of year when we realize that life has just sorta “happened” over the past few months.  We’re far away from the days when our heads and hearts were in the juice of envisioning what we really wanted to create. Whether we find ourselves a few degrees off of the course we want to be on, completely off track, or maybe even totally clueless as to what the hell we even wanted all those months ago...this will be a universal reminder to reset.

Each of these episodes were made to be quick and actionable...so you can get what you need, put the concepts into action and see results!  

Quick little note...because these were done live, I’ll give you the head’s up that you’re gonna hear a little of of “real life” in the background...perhaps a bird chirping a bit, perhaps a little bit of wind as I’m walking...but I did the best I could to make those things as non-distracting as possible, because the concepts are so important!


ARE YOU READY FOR STRATEGIC COACHING?

If you realize, as you go through this series of shows that you are farther from your big goals than you want to be...or that you simply want to move more efficiently and effectively - and more joyfully - in the direction you want your business to go, then let’s see how I can help you as a coach and strategist.  I’ve opened up a few new spots for short term private coaching clients and am ready to help you. This could look like a 3 hour intensive to get you unstuck, a power day to get you fully charged to move ahead or even 12 weeks together to really jumpstart you into your vision...whatever it is you need, I’m here for you!  You can fill out a quick application to work with me at http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie   


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DESIGN YOUR DREAM SCHEDULE

Today is all about something I am super passionate about...designing a schedule that works for YOU!  We are so often told that working MORE (and usually sleeping less) is the only way to business success.  We are also told that in order to have the success we want, we have to give up time with other things that are important to us - family, health, friends, fun hobbies.  Not true.

Today, I’m going over 6 simple steps you can follow that will take you no more than 30 minutes to complete to help you design your dream schedule.  And this simple exercise will have drastic impacts on your business results (and happiness!).

Here are the 6 steps:

Decide what your values are Decide how many hours you want to work? Plot your activities Align your activities with your energy Batch your work Adjust often


It’s time to OWN YOUR TIME!

What Are You Selling?

May 20, 2019 17:04

Description:

In January 2019, I did a Facebook Live series inside our private Facebook Community called Plan Your Big 2019.  Over 5 days, I talked about simple steps you could take to do ensure you had your biggest year yet in business.

I’m bringing those videos out of the privacy of our group and onto the podcast for two big reasons:

Because each of these concepts I’ll be going over in the next 5 weeks are truly timeless.  It doesn’t matter what month or year it is...you can easily come back to these steps and get yourself re-focused and moving towards what you want in an intentional and productive way.

Because this is typically the time of year when we realize that life has just sorta “happened” over the past few months.  We’re far away from the days when our heads and hearts were in the juice of envisioning what we really wanted to create. Whether we find ourselves a few degrees off of the course we want to be on, completely off track, or maybe even totally clueless as to what the hell we even wanted all those months ago...this will be a universal reminder to reset.

Each of these episodes were made to be quick and actionable...so you can get what you need, put the concepts into action and see results!

Quick little note...because these were done live, I’ll give you the head’s up that you’re gonna hear a little of of “real life” in the background...perhaps a bird chirping a bit, perhaps a little bit of wind as I’m walking...but I did the best I could to make those things as non-distracting as possible, because the concepts are so important!

 

ARE YOU READY FOR STRATEGIC COACHING?

If you realize, as you go through this series of shows that you are farther from your big goals than you want to be...or that you simply want to move more efficiently and effectively - and more joyfully - in the direction you want your business to go, then let’s see how I can help you as a coach and strategist.  I’ve opened up a few new spots for short term private coaching clients and am ready to help you. This could look like a 3 hour intensive to get you unstuck, a power day to get you fully charged to move ahead or even 12 weeks together to really jumpstart you into your vision...whatever it is you need, I’m here for you!  You can fill out a quick application to work with me at http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie   


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WHAT ARE YOU SELLING?

People cannot buy what they don’t understand!

So...What are you selling?

If your answer is "website services" or "branding" or "social media services," you’ve got a bit of work to do.  

Because in order to hit those goals you just identified for your business, you need to be VERY CLEAR ON THE HOW.

What can people buy from you?  

I call this your OFFERING.

Today, I’m going to go over the 4 questions you must answer in order to be clear on what your offering is so you can attract the person who must have it!

Ask yourself these 4 questions…

What are the features?  What are the actual deliverables? What are the benefits? Who is this offering for? How much is it?  I give you some guidance here on how to come up with your happy price.

The more clear you are on your offerings, the more you will know exactly what to do to invite customers into them!

Simple Ways to Get Clear on Your Goals

May 13, 2019 15:30

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In January 2019, I did a Facebook Live series inside our private Facebook Community called Plan Your Big 2019.  Over 5 days, I talked about simple steps you could take to do ensure you had your biggest year yet in business.

 

I’m bringing those videos out of the privacy of our group and onto the podcast for two big reasons:

 

Because each of these concepts I’ll be going over in the next 5 weeks are truly timeless.  It doesn’t matter what month or year it is...you can easily come back to these steps and get yourself re-focused and moving towards what you want in an intentional and productive way.

Because this is typically the time of year when we realize that life has just sorta “happened” over the past few months.  We’re far away from the days when our heads and hearts were in the juice of envisioning what we really wanted to create. Whether we find ourselves a few degrees off of the course we want to be on, completely off track, or maybe even totally clueless as to what the hell we even wanted all those months ago...this will be a universal reminder to reset.

 

Each of these episodes were made to be quick and actionable...so you can get what you need, put the concepts into action and see results!  

 

Quick little note...because these were done live, I’ll give you the head’s up that you’re gonna hear a little of of “real life” in the background...perhaps a bird chirping a bit, perhaps a little bit of wind as I’m walking...but I did the best I could to make those things as non-distracting as possible, because the concepts are so important!



ARE YOU READY FOR STRATEGIC COACHING?

 

If you realize, as you go through this series of shows that you are farther from your big goals than you want to be...or that you simply want to move more efficiently and effectively - and more joyfully - in the direction you want your business to go, then let’s see how I can help you as a coach and strategist.  I’ve opened up a few new spots for short term private coaching clients and am ready to help you. This could look like a 3 hour intensive to get you unstuck, a power day to get you fully charged to move ahead or even 12 weeks together to really jumpstart you into your vision...whatever it is you need, I’m here for you!  You can fill out a quick application to work with me at http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie   



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On today’s episode, I’m going over 4 simple ways you can get clear on your GOALS!

 

Here’s the quick run-down:

 

Think about what you want your life to look like on a specific date. Think about your holistic life! Writing into the future - create stories around what your life looks like

Create the big goals: for all areas of your life

Prioritize: get clear on the one thing that is the most important...the one that, if achieved, will make everything else easier or unnecessary.

Decide on one thing and make it visible so you can focus on it!



You have to know where you’re going so you know how to get there!

8 Productivity Hacks to Speed Up Business Growth with Nicole Carver

May 6, 2019 31:34

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I know we hear about productivity so much and how being more productive is how we will ultimately be successful in business. But sometimes, all that lip service about productivity can detach us from what it actually looks like to be productive in your business!

That’s why I’m bringing the amazing Nicole Carver on the show today. She’s sharing a total of 8 productivity hacks that she has intentionally implemented over the past year that have helped her grow significantly! Not only is she identifying the hacks, but how they actually look in her business. It’s a true case study for business growth told through the lens of productivity!

Nicole is the CEO of Carver Concierge, an agency that provides personal concierge and lifestyle management services to clients such as managing the laundry, household tasks, organizational projects (like moving or Holiday decorating). They entrust Nicole and her team to still get these necessary things done and done well!

I’ve had the pleasure of being Nicole’s coach and business strategist for two years now and I’ve seen her grow her business from solopreneur to full-fledged agency that successfully manages a growing number of client needs with the white glove service her brand promises. Here are the productivity hacks she used to get there:

Her number one hack she’s implemented every single day that has completely changed how she prioritizes her time and tasks!
The 3 tech tools she’s implemented this past year and how they have ultimately saved her and her team TONS of time (but is also very honest about the fact that they took a while to implement!)
How a business credit card has helped her with cash flow management in her business and how using her business credit card has streamlined her financial work!

8 Productivity Hacks Nicole identifies:

Know your stop time every day Batch your tasks Block out times / days that are meant for certain types of tasks Use a business credit card to manage cash flow, client expenses and make life simpler! Leverage and implement tech tools that make everything easier Delegate Create boundaries to manage others’ expectations Take care of yourself first!

At the end of this conversation, Nicole shares a powerful realization that she’s had after implementing all these productivity tools - that systems are self-care, because they allow you the freedom to own your business instead of your business owning you. So powerful!

If you’ve been looking for a tangible way to see how committing to being more productive in your business actually looks - and for the results it can truly create for you - then this is the episode for you!

How to Transition into a New Phase of Business with Luann Nigara of Window Works - The Great 8

Apr 29, 2019 40:10

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It’s going to take you all of 5 seconds to fall in love with Luann Nigara.  She’s a brilliant woman entrepreneur who’s been running Window Works, a company that provides custom window and awning treatments, for over 30 years.  In that time, she and her two partners - her husband and her cousin - have grown to 3 locations in New Jersey (and then retracted back into their one hub store), managed a growing team and dealt with just about every entrepreneurial experience along the way.  

Back in 2015, Luann launched her podcast, A Well Designed Business, a show where she marries her love of business and interior design and talks to folks in her industry.  And from the podcast, an entirely new business has emerged...private coaching, masterminds and live events.  

And even though this type of business model is all new to Luann, her strategy behind all of it is incredibly INTENTIONAL.  

During this incredible conversation, Luann and I discuss why she started her podcast as a TRANSITIONAL PLATFORM and how she saw it as the building block into the new phase of their company.  

We talk very candidly about how she had to present the podcast business plan to her husband and cousin and start at their base level question of “what is a podcast and how is it going to help us?” 

She shares a powerful exercise she did before she launched her podcast that has proven to be monumental in what’s happened since.

And we finish by talking about Luann’s two biggest habits that she credits to keeping her in line with her WHY and moving forward successfully all these years! (they both gave me goosebumps!).

You can check out more about Window Works here → https://www.windowworks-nj.com/

And make sure to listen to Luann’s podcast, A Well Designed Business here → https://luannnigara.com/a-well-designed-business/


The Great 8 Series is featuring 8 of my favorite conversations from the past few years! These episodes are some of the most referenced, quoted or downloaded and have so much wisdom to help you along your journey! I hope you enjoy and share!

The Power of Storytelling and The Biz Results It Brings with Dawn Fraser - The Great 8

Apr 22, 2019 45:34

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Dawn Fraser blew my mind on today’s episode and I know you’ll feel the same way after listening.  Because we’re not just talking about “how to be a better speaker” or “how to build a speaking business,” we’re talking about storytelling.  The art of a story...of your story...and how infusing your marketing, your website, your talks and your conversations with YOUR STORY is a seriously powerful way to grow your business.

Why?  Because sharing our stories gives us an opportunity to deepen CONNECTION.  And it’s that connection that drives the “know, love and trust” factor through the roof!  

And it won’t take you very long to see why Dawn is such a genius at storytelling.  She’s been teaching and coaching others on the power of storytelling for a long time, works with The Moth, has a show and upcoming podcast Barbershop Stories, has given a tremendous TED talk and works with so many entrepreneurs who want to better infuse storytelling into their business so they can have better results.

During our conversation, Dawn walks us through the actual elements of a great story (the 5 beats or narrative arc), which will immediately make you think of your favorite movie and how well they followed this formula!  And we also get into being vulnerable...what questions to ask yourself when you know you want to share stories about yourself but don’t quite know if you should or how you should. I even share about a super low moment I had in my business as a great example of how and when to share vulnerably!

This episode itself has a beautiful narrative arc to it AND will give you practical steps to start infusing your own story into your business immediately!

To find out more about Dawn, check out her website here → http://www.dawnjfraser.com/


The Great 8 Series is featuring 8 of my favorite conversations from the past few years! These episodes are some of the most referenced, quoted or downloaded and have so much wisdom to help you along your journey! I hope you enjoy and share!

The Anatomy of a Successful Sales Funnel with Dana Malstaff of Boss Mom - The Great 8

Apr 15, 2019 40:04

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I’ve been a fan of the Boss-Mom podcast for awhile now and I knew I had to get its host and Founder of the Boss Mom Movement, Dana Malstaff on my podcast to share her wisdom with you.  Truthfully, we could have just recorded our pre-interview bantering about all things business and it would have given you a fly-on-the-wall view of how passionate, serious and strategic we both are at growing our businesses (and perhaps at some point I’ll take my recorder with me to a happy hour with some of my fellow women entrepreneurs!). But for the sake of today’s episode, I wanted to give you access to Dana’s brilliant knowledge on SALES FUNNELS.

To some, they’re scary.  To some, they’re overwhelming.  To some, they’re the lifeblood of their business!  Whatever a funnel is for you, I promise you that today’s episode will give you a ton of information about how to create a funnel that works FOR your business - i.e. brings in more revenue, builds deeper relationships with your potential customers and more!  

During this interview, Dana defines what a funnel actually is, why you WANT to get savvy about creating them for your business and a seriously awesome step-by-step on the components of a successful funnel.  At the end, you’ll get some practical tools and steps you can take to get started on starting or upgrading your funnel!

And Dana’s even giving you a totally FREE template of what she calls the “free to paid” journey - it’s a step by step of everything we talk about here!  You can access that freebie here → http://boss-mom.com/journey  


The Great 8 Series is featuring 8 of my favorite conversations from the past few years! These episodes are some of the most referenced, quoted or downloaded and have so much wisdom to help you along your journey! I hope you enjoy and share!

Being True to Yourself on the Business Journey with Vegan Chef Leslie Durso - The Great 8

Apr 8, 2019 44:12

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After spending a week in Italy with Vegan Chef Leslie Durso, there was no way I could NOT bring her on the podcast!  Leslie describes herself as a “level 5 Vegan,” meaning that she’s intense about all things vegan - no meat, no dairy, no animal byproducts, plant based...the whole package.   But I would expand her description and tell you that she is a Level 5 Human Being. She shows up in her life and in her business so powerfully and gracefully that I wanted to make sure you got the chance to know a bit more about her and her philosophies.  

When Leslie started her blog in 2010, she had no credentials.  She was not a trained chef. She was not a nutritionist. She had not gone to culinary school.  But she did have the desire to establish herself as an expert in her field and an insane drive to bring plant based eating to the world.  A few months later, and with the realization that tens of thousands of people were coming to her site, she got serious and creative and started her career as a Vegan Chef.  

Now, Leslie partners with the Four Season Hotel, implementing vegan menus, hosting retreats and running their wellness programs.  She runs Vegan Retreats (like the one I just came back from) in her beloved country of Italy. She has a TV show called Accidentally Vegan on the Fab Fit Fun TV Network.  She’s appeared on The Food Network, The Discovery Channel, The Hallmark Channel, Everyday Health and Mother Nature Network and has written for MindBodyGreen, VegNews, CNN.com, Redbook, Glamour and Maxim, just to name a few.  

You could say she’s earned a bit of credentials.  ;)

But her credentials are not what we talk about.  We talk about how she has stayed true to herself - her ethics, her values and her goals - during her business journey.  

We discuss…

How she got focused and serious with her blog and how she monetized it through advertising and promotions.

How her modeling and acting career lent itself to her current work.

Why she decided she didn’t need to go to culinary school and how she instead went on a mission to be mentored by great chefs all around the world.

How she leads her life with the belief that she is doing good in the world and showing up to provide value and how she lets that belief system fuel her career.

The difference between dreams and goals and how doing the next best thing, just one step at a time has accumulated into a LOT of progress for her!

Practices and habits she has to stay grateful for the present moment and her understanding that she is always in the middle of her journey.  

In a world where you can literally be anything and do anything, Leslie’s story is a great reminder for each of us to stay true to ourselves on our business journeys, so that we can design the life and business we truly desire!

Check out more about Leslie here → http://lesliedurso.com


The Great 8 Series is featuring 8 of my favorite conversations from the past few years! These episodes are some of the most referenced, quoted or downloaded and have so much wisdom to help you along your journey! I hope you enjoy and share!

How to Scale from Just You to a 7 Figure Agency with Lauren Davenport of Symphony Agency - The Great 8

Apr 1, 2019 35:49

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I’ve had the pleasure of watching the incredible growth of my friend Lauren Davenport for years now.  Her company Symphony Agency is in my backyard (Tampa/St. Petersburg) and I’ve seen her go from a solo service provider to running a multi 7 figure business with 20+ employees.  Symphony Agency (http://symphonyagency.com) is a full service marketing company that provides innovative strategies and implementation for their clients, both digitally and traditionally. 

But it didn’t start that way.   

During this incredible interview with Lauren, we get deep into her journey as an entrepreneur.  How she started in 2010 as a social media strategist and manager (that’s what we would call it now...back then it didn’t have quite that sophisticated of a title) and why she uprooted her entire business and moved to a city where she knew NO ONE (there was a very strategic business reason behind this!).  She shares about what she did to establish herself and her brand in a new market and how she eventually learned how to successfully delegate so she could build her team and grow her business!

 

We ultimately talk about her current challenges of managing her team and talk openly about that common thing we ALL face as entrepreneurs - the dissonance between being super confident in your ability to provide a solid service and knowing we’re human and messing up and always growing behind the scenes!  

Lauren is incredible and I know you’ll get so much out of our interview!


RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler

Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations and Bad Behavior by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler

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Find out more about Lauren here → http://symphonyagency.com



The Great 8 Series is featuring 8 of my favorite conversations from the past few years! These episodes are some of the most referenced, quoted or downloaded and have so much wisdom to help you along your journey! I hope you enjoy and share!

The Journey of Finding Your Purpose with Cathy Heller - The Great 8

Mar 25, 2019 43:55

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This episode will be soul food for you.  Cathy Heller and I are discussing the truth about the business journey not from the vantage point of strategy or how-to.  But from the heart. From the space of knowing that you are unique and have a purpose here in this world unlike anyone else’s and how to be on that journey of discovery in the most beautiful way.  Oh yeah...we’re going deep.

Cathy is the creator of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job.  She interviews very well known people like Seth Godin, Martha Beck and Jenn Sincero (You Are a Badass) who discuss openly about their lives, their creativity and their journeys.  She is a musician and writes music for TV, ads and film, has an agency to help other musicians do the same and also has a course to help even more musicians it as well. She’s a mom of 3 and full of love.

Her 7 figure business was not created overnight, though.  And during this incredible conversation, you’ll hear all about her continuing journey and why it’s been a spiritually motivated one.  

We discuss…

Why her parents lack of love and her mother’s suicidal thoughts was the impetus for Cathy to seek out why we were put here in this world. How she realized she could create music in her own way without “having to be Beyonce,” which led her to creating music for TV, ads and film. Why each of us is an original and our jobs are to figure out our purpose! How she dealt with the hard blow of a big opportunity that was supposed to “be it” completely dissolving. What she does to make sure she’s listening to herself so she can stay aligned.

I hope this episode is one you’ll listen to over and over again, every time you need to be reminded just how amazing you are and that you can truly create anything you want!

You can find out more about Cathy here → https://www.dontkeepyourdayjob.com/


The Great 8 Series is featuring 8 of my favorite conversations from the past few years! These episodes are some of the most referenced, quoted or downloaded and have so much wisdom to help you along your journey! I hope you enjoy and share!

Step by Step of Building an Online Business with Kendra Hennessey of Mother Like a Boss - The Great 8

Mar 18, 2019 31:08

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The moment Kendra Hennessey came into my space, I knew I had to talk to her.  She’s the Founder of Mother Like a Boss, an online company that is dedicated to bringing homemaking into the present helping moms better run their homes so they and everyone in their family can thrive.  

She started her entrepreneurial journey as a house cleaner and after 10 years of that, decided she was done and wanted to do something that really lit her up.  So in January 2016, she began Mother Like a Boss and spent the next year stumbling as she tried to figure out what the brand actually was and how she could best serve.  

During our conversation, Kendra shares her story about how she first began creating platforms where her audience could be attracted to her, some of her biggest failures that eventually forced her to LISTEN to what her moms really wanted...versus what she THOUGHT they wanted.  And a collaboration that not only grew her audience but shot her business into an entirely new stratosphere!

Check out more about Kendra here → http://www.kendrahennessy.com/

The Great 8 Series is featuring 8 of my favorite conversations from the past few years! These episodes are some of the most referenced, quoted or downloaded and have so much wisdom to help you along your journey! I hope you enjoy and share!

What's Really Holding You Back From the Success You Deserve with Andrea Owen of Your Kick Ass Life - The Great 8

Mar 11, 2019 31:50

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Andrea Owen is the awesome lady behind Your Kick Ass Life.  She’s a life coach, writer and self-proclaimed Hellraiser.  During our conversation, we’re diving deep into the topic of her most recent book, How to Stop Feeling Like Shit.  Self-doubt, negative self-talk and all the things we have swirling around in our heads that keeps us from living vibrantly.  Yup. We’re going there.

And, of course, I ask Andrea about the business behind her book, how she’s marketing it (she’s got some cool strategies for getting it out there!) and her purpose behind it!  Andrea is amazing and I know you’re going to LOVE her!

Check out Andrea’s website here → http://yourkickasslife.com/

Why You Need a Community of Like-Minded Women with Sarah K Peck

Mar 4, 2019 44:27

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It should come as no surprise to you that I am a huge supporter of anything that looks like women supporting women.  Because there is so much we can learn from each other, so many ways we can impact each other and so many ways we can lift each other up!

Which is why I’m bringing on the amazing Sarah K Peck today.  She’s the Founder of Startup Pregnant, a podcast and community dedicated to supporting the women who live in the space where entrepreneurship and motherhood overlap.  She’s a mother of two boys - a toddler and a 4 month old. She’s a startup consultant and has worked with startup CEOs and with several Y-Combinator backed companies, and with people at Samsung, Apple, Google, and Amazon.  She’s a writer and has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company and The Huffington Post to name a few. And, she’s the creator of The Wise Women’s Council, a 9 month mastermind for moms who are navigating business and motherhood (PS: if you are a mompreneur, make sure to listen to Sarah go into more detail about the Wise Women’s Council...it could be the exact community you’re searching for!).

Sarah and I dive deep into why you need a community of like-minded women in your life!

We discuss…

What steps you can take to find a like-minded community of women that is right for you How you can create community and connection in the way you need it during the different seasons of your life...and how that is allowed to shift and change! What great tools you have at your fingertips that help you tap into community! How to have quality relationships and tap into a community - even if you’re introverted, even if it feels like too big of a project to handle right now.

Underlying in all of this is both of our beliefs that you are the one in charge of designing your life and your business!  

To apply to Sarah’s Wise Women’s Council, just go here: https://startuppregnant.com/wwc

And to check out more about Sarah, go here: https://startuppregnant.com/

LIVE COACHING - How Do I Transition from a VA to a Strategist with Shannon Baker

Feb 25, 2019 27:33

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Shannon Baker is doing what so many women entrepreneurs try to do: transition from a VA - or someone who is paid to do tasks- to a Strategist - someone who gets paid to create the overall action plan.

Her company is Socially Savvy VA and she’s been in business for 7 years.  But, she’s done actually doing virtual assistant work...instead she wants to help her clients be more strategic about creating better work flows, efficiencies and systems.  

So during this LIVE COACHING call, we’re going over…

Who her avatar actually is (and who it’s not)

What her offerings are and how she can tweak them to elongate the revenue potential for her AND create more success for her clients!

Actions she can take NOW to communicate to the world that she is a systems strategist, not a VA.

This is such a great session to listen to if you’re transitioning your offerings and want to make sure you’re attracting your dream clients!

You can find out more about Shannon’s services here → https://sociallysavvyva.com/


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The new year is here and I’m sure you’re feeling fired up to make this the best year yet for you! But guess what? That fire...that focus...that determination...if you’re human...it’s going to dissipate over the course of the next few weeks.  Because your best laid plans get interrupted by life, by surprises, by unintended occurrences.  And sometime in March, you’re going to raise your head from the hurricane of ideas, tasks and work you’ve been submerged in and remember those big goals you had back in January and wonder how in the world you can get back to a place of making them come true this year.  

You’re not alone, girl.  We all start out the year strong and if we don’t have a program or the accountability or the structure to keep us focused and intentional with how we’re spending our time...it can all get lost.  It’s happened to me. And it’s happened to so many other amazing women entrepreneurs I know!

Which is why I decided that this year is the year I wanted to work with just a handful of driven, determined and passionate women entrepreneurs...so we can go to work doing the deep and focused work it takes to create their dream businesses.  

As of now, just a few spots remain for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program...a program that gives you and I the space and the structure to work hand in hand as you get clear about your vision, get focused in on what needs to happen in order to make that vision a reality and take intentional actions to see it come to fruition!  And with the regular accountability, the quarterly deep dive sessions and the kickoff Intensive...and with me here with you every step of the way...having the profitable and purposeful business that you enjoy showing up for every day is inevitable!

To find out more about my 1 Year Private Coaching Program, go to http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear and apply today!  I’m responding to applications as they come in and spots are filling on a first come, first serve basis.  

We can’t do this alone.  And if the structured and customized support of private coaching is what you need to finally achieve what you know you’re ready for in your business, then I can’t wait to read your application.  Let’s do this!

http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear

LIVE COACHING - What Marketing Do I Focus On To Get the Biggest Results with Sylvia Hall

Feb 18, 2019 37:16

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Oh, I’m so excited to share this LIVE COACHING episode with you!! Because Sylvia Hall is asking the question that every single business owner is asking: What marketing strategies should I focus on in order to reach the most amount of people?

She and her husband are the owners of Lifted, a natural health company that focuses on creating products that help people feel better.  Right now, they have two products, a mood boosting probiotic and a bifidus mood boosting probiotic. Until recently, they’ve sold them exclusively on Amazon.  Now, they’re selling on their own website and Amazon.

During our conversation, Sylvia shares with me all the different ways they’re marketing now, which include social media, podcasting, Instagram Ads and more.  And then, we dive right into my bottom line strategy…

If you want to reach significantly more people, focus your marketing on brands, influencers, events, etc. who already have your audience!  

We talk about some of the best ways to do that, including paid and non-paid options.  

And, we also butt up against MINDSET issues that come up in all of us...who am I to do that?

I know you’re going to get so much out of this conversation with Sylvia!

Check out her awesome products here → https://www.liftednaturals.com/

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The new year is here and I’m sure you’re feeling fired up to make this the best year yet for you! But guess what? That fire...that focus...that determination...if you’re human...it’s going to dissipate over the course of the next few weeks.  Because your best laid plans get interrupted by life, by surprises, by unintended occurrences.  And sometime in March, you’re going to raise your head from the hurricane of ideas, tasks and work you’ve been submerged in and remember those big goals you had back in January and wonder how in the world you can get back to a place of making them come true this year.  

You’re not alone, girl.  We all start out the year strong and if we don’t have a program or the accountability or the structure to keep us focused and intentional with how we’re spending our time...it can all get lost.  It’s happened to me. And it’s happened to so many other amazing women entrepreneurs I know!

Which is why I decided that this year is the year I wanted to work with just a handful of driven, determined and passionate women entrepreneurs...so we can go to work doing the deep and focused work it takes to create their dream businesses.  

As of now, just a few spots remain for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program...a program that gives you and I the space and the structure to work hand in hand as you get clear about your vision, get focused in on what needs to happen in order to make that vision a reality and take intentional actions to see it come to fruition!  And with the regular accountability, the quarterly deep dive sessions and the kickoff Intensive...and with me here with you every step of the way...having the profitable and purposeful business that you enjoy showing up for every day is inevitable!

To find out more about my 1 Year Private Coaching Program, go to http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear and apply today!  I’m responding to applications as they come in and spots are filling on a first come, first serve basis.  

We can’t do this alone.  And if the structured and customized support of private coaching is what you need to finally achieve what you know you’re ready for in your business, then I can’t wait to read your application.  Let’s do this!

http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear

How She is Quadrupling Her Boutique Service-Based Business with Brittney Lynn

Feb 11, 2019 33:32

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Brittney Lynn runs a 3 year old Public Relations company, specializing in supporting online entrepreneurs.  She has 15 clients who invest in her services month after month, giving her an amazing base of business that she has earned through her tremendous, customized work with each individual client.  

And it would be easy to tell you how Brittney’s scaling her business by acquiring more clients, building out her team and therefore, bringing in more revenue.  But, that’s not what she really wants to do. That’s not what makes her happy.

So today, Brittney’s sharing how she is deciding to scale her boutique PR company...and how that growth looks like the opposite of what we think of as “successful,” less clients.  But more profits and more joy.

During our conversation, Brittney shares…

How she created packages that encouraged recurring, long-term revenue

How she’s growing her own way instead of the traditional agency route and what that model looks like

How she’s quadrupling her business without adding any more clients

Questions you can ask yourself and your current clients to open up new revenue and support opportunities.

I refer to a recent episode I did with the amazing Whitney Bishop, Founder of The Non-Profit Leaders Network, who spoke about how she makes more money with her current clients.  You can find that episode HERE: http://bizwomenrock.com/make-money-current-clients-whitney-bishop/

Brittney is such a wonderful case study for growing a business from the inside-out...from your core values and gifts...and that there are massive profits and JOY that come out of doing business this way!

You can find out more about Brittney Lynn here: https://brittneyllynn.com/


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The new year is here and I’m sure you’re feeling fired up to make this the best year yet for you! But guess what? That fire...that focus...that determination...if you’re human...it’s going to dissipate over the course of the next few weeks.  Because your best laid plans get interrupted by life, by surprises, by unintended occurrences.  And sometime in March, you’re going to raise your head from the hurricane of ideas, tasks and work you’ve been submerged in and remember those big goals you had back in January and wonder how in the world you can get back to a place of making them come true this year.  

You’re not alone, girl.  We all start out the year strong and if we don’t have a program or the accountability or the structure to keep us focused and intentional with how we’re spending our time...it can all get lost.  It’s happened to me. And it’s happened to so many other amazing women entrepreneurs I know!

Which is why I decided that this year is the year I wanted to work with just a handful of driven, determined and passionate women entrepreneurs...so we can go to work doing the deep and focused work it takes to create their dream businesses.  

 

As of now, just a few spots remain for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program...a program that gives you and I the space and the structure to work hand in hand as you get clear about your vision, get focused in on what needs to happen in order to make that vision a reality and take intentional actions to see it come to fruition!  And with the regular accountability, the quarterly deep dive sessions and the kickoff Intensive...and with me here with you every step of the way...having the profitable and purposeful business that you enjoy showing up for every day is inevitable!

 

To find out more about my 1 Year Private Coaching Program, go to http://BizWomenRock.com/mybestyear and apply today!  I’m responding to applications as they come in and spots are filling on a first come, first serve basis.  

We can’t do this alone.  And if the structured and customized support of private coaching is what you need to finally achieve what you know you’re ready for in your business, then I can’t wait to read your application.  Let’s do this!

http://BizWomenRock.com/mybestyear


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Ali Brown Says It's Time to Make Your Own Model of Success

Feb 4, 2019 48:06

Description:

If I had to describe Ali Brown in one word, it would be ALIGNED.

Aligned in the sense that she deeply knows who she is, what her genius is, how she wants to give her gifts to the world, how to make a profit doing so and completely unapologetic for the woman she is and how she does it all.

And...she and I happen to believe the same core message: YOU are the one who gets to decide what success, business and life looks like for YOU.  

Ali Brown is one of the world’s most recognized coaches for women entrepreneurs.  She coaches 7 figure and 8 figure business women and does so very strategically and joyfully through her signature coaching program Premier, her VIP Strategy Days and her Workshops.

But that’s not what Ali’s business always looked like.  She earned her reputation and built a super successful business early on in the internet marketing days as a provider of online education for how to build a business.  Launches, social media, courses, programs, big live events...that was what life looked like for her.

And then...she met her husband Brett and got pregnant with her twins (who are now 5), and everything changed.  She started realizing that the machine she had built wasn’t what really brought her joy.

So, she started asking herself serious questions about what her true GENIUS was and what she really wanted her version of success to look like.  And it’s been that transition that has shifted her life and her business into the behemoth “woman on a big mission” that it is now.

During this incredible conversation, Ali shares…

How to go about uncovering your genius and why doing so will change everything! How to recognize the symptoms of not being aligned and her recommendation on what to do if you find yourself here How she recognized that she stopped leading in her business and was only following and the effect it had on her Her belief that strategically curating the qualified clients and customers you want is so much more effective that giant numbers What her life looks like now and how she is bringing her message to the women who need to hear it in this next phase!


Ali is the embodiment of everything I believe and discuss so often on the podcast...that true success, true abundance, true business bliss happens when we stay aligned and plugged into who we are and what our gifts are (instead of looking outside of ourselves for “blueprints” to dictate that for us) and take action accordingly.

Check out Ali’s podcast, Glambition Radio —> https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glambition-radio-with-ali-brown/id799805829?mt=2


And to find out more about Ali and everything she offers, check out her website: http://alibrown.com

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The new year is here and I’m sure you’re feeling fired up to make this the best year yet for you! But guess what? That fire...that focus...that determination...if you’re human...it’s going to dissipate over the course of the next few weeks.  Because your best laid plans get interrupted by life, by surprises, by unintended occurrences.  And sometime in March, you’re going to raise your head from the hurricane of ideas, tasks and work you’ve been submerged in and remember those big goals you had back in January and wonder how in the world you can get back to a place of making them come true this year.  

You’re not alone, girl.  We all start out the year strong and if we don’t have a program or the accountability or the structure to keep us focused and intentional with how we’re spending our time...it can all get lost.  It’s happened to me. And it’s happened to so many other amazing women entrepreneurs I know!

Which is why I decided that this year is the year I wanted to work with just a handful of driven, determined and passionate women entrepreneurs...so we can go to work doing the deep and focused work it takes to create their dream businesses.  

As of now, just a few spots remain for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program...a program that gives you and I the space and the structure to work hand in hand as you get clear about your vision, get focused in on what needs to happen in order to make that vision a reality and take intentional actions to see it come to fruition!  And with the regular accountability, the quarterly deep dive sessions and the kickoff Intensive...and with me here with you every step of the way...having the profitable and purposeful business that you enjoy showing up for every day is inevitable!

To find out more about my 1 Year Private Coaching Program, go to http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear and apply today!  I’m responding to applications as they come in and spots are filling on a first come, first serve basis.  

We can’t do this alone.  And if the structured and customized support of private coaching is what you need to finally achieve what you know you’re ready for in your business, then I can’t wait to read your application.  Let’s do this!

http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear

 

LIVE COACHING - How Do I Fill My Fitness Programs with Brandi Jackson

Jan 28, 2019 52:06

Description:

Brandi Jackson is a side hustler...she works a full time job and is trying her best to create a sustainable business on the side so she can easily transition from that job into the work she’s really passionate about doing: fitness for women.  She’s the owner of Brandi Jackson Wellness and offers 1on1 personal training and group fitness programs in her local area of Oakland, California.  

 

During our LIVE COACHING session, Brandi’s main concern is how she can get more 1on1 clients and more people in her group fitness programs so she can reach sustainability...that wonderful place where she knows she can rely on the income she needs to make the shift out of her job and into her business full time.  

 

So, we naturally identify…

 

The 7 different offerings that Brandi has and why it’s beneficial for her to focus on the main TWO that already bring in the revenue for her and that she loves the most.

Why it’s SO important to know your numbers - how much revenue Brandi needs every month and how many 1on1 clients and group fitness members that translates to!

Marketing strategies that are already working for her and simple (but often overlooked) ways to pour gasoline on those strategies to gain immediate results!

Out of the box marketing strategies that could help her get in front of people that don’t already know who she is and what she does!

 

Ultimately, today’s LIVE COACHING CALL puts a spotlight on getting real with your numbers, your conversion rates and creating PURPOSEFUL MARKETING strategies that actually produce results!

 

You can check out more about Brandi here → https://brandijacksonwellness.com/

 

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The new year is here and I’m sure you’re feeling fired up to make this the best year yet for you! But guess what? That fire...that focus...that determination...if you’re human...it’s going to dissipate over the course of the next few weeks.  Because your best laid plans get interrupted by life, by surprises, by unintended occurrences.  And sometime in March, you’re going to raise your head from the hurricane of ideas, tasks and work you’ve been submerged in and remember those big goals you had back in January and wonder how in the world you can get back to a place of making them come true this year.  

 

You’re not alone, girl.  We all start out the year strong and if we don’t have a program or the accountability or the structure to keep us focused and intentional with how we’re spending our time...it can all get lost.  It’s happened to me. And it’s happened to so many other amazing women entrepreneurs I know!

 

Which is why I decided that this year is the year I wanted to work with just a handful of driven, determined and passionate women entrepreneurs...so we can go to work doing the deep and focused work it takes to create their dream businesses.  

 

As of now, just a few spots remain for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program...a program that gives you and I the space and the structure to work hand in hand as you get clear about your vision, get focused in on what needs to happen in order to make that vision a reality and take intentional actions to see it come to fruition!  And with the regular accountability, the quarterly deep dive sessions and the kickoff Intensive...and with me here with you every step of the way...having the profitable and purposeful business that you enjoy showing up for every day is inevitable!

 

To find out more about my 1 Year Private Coaching Program, go to http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear and apply today!  I’m responding to applications as they come in and spots are filling on a first come, first serve basis.  

 

We can’t do this alone.  And if the structured and customized support of private coaching is what you need to finally achieve what you know you’re ready for in your business, then I can’t wait to read your application.  Let’s do this!

 

http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear

LIVE COACHING: I Can Do Everything - What's the Best Way to Make Money Now? with Fiona Hague

Jan 21, 2019 33:56

Description:

Fiona Hague is like many women entrepreneurs - she’s become so good at a handful of skills - and has earned money throughout the years selling those skills - that she is having a hard time figuring out what will actually make her a profit.  She needs to make a profit now, so it’s go time.

 

She owns FionaHague.com, where she offers training, strategizing, web design services, social media training, and specialized HR training for Non-Profits.  A slew of services!

 

She is also the creator of Scottish Business Mums, a community of mompreneurs in Scotland.  Under this banner, she has a Facebook group with over 1,000 women in it, has a paid membership Academy, has educational courses and does a once/month meeting to bring them together.  

 

None of this is making her much money right now.  And that’s what we’re spending this LIVE COACHING CALL to figure out.

 

During our session, we discuss…

 

How honing in on her ZONE OF GENIUS (vs. her zone of excellence) will help her see where she can go deeper with the community she really loves serving (this concept is from Gay Hendrick’s book The Big Leap - you can get it on Audible.com HERE → http://www.audibletrial.com/BusinessWomenRock) - psst...this is an affiliate link and I may be compensated if you choose to sign up with Audible through it, at no expense to you.  If you’re not yet a member of Audible, you can get your first book for FREE by signing up!)

That the reason she’s not having results is because her community is confused about who she is and how she can help them.  

A few strategies on how she can do market research and take the time to get to know her community of Scottish Mums!  And why this is the foundation of ALL of her future offerings!

A few ways she can tweak what she currently offers, but with the confidence of knowing her community deeper

 

Ultimately, Fiona and I get clear on one things: where she really wants to spend her time and how she can go about focusing on THAT so she can take the steps to purposeful profitability!

 

You can check out more about Fiona here → http://www.fionahague.com/

 

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The new year is here and I’m sure you’re feeling fired up to make this the best year yet for you! But guess what? That fire...that focus...that determination...if you’re human...it’s going to dissipate over the course of the next few weeks.  Because your best laid plans get interrupted by life, by surprises, by unintended occurrences.  And sometime in March, you’re going to raise your head from the hurricane of ideas, tasks and work you’ve been submerged in and remember those big goals you had back in January and wonder how in the world you can get back to a place of making them come true this year.  

 

You’re not alone, girl.  We all start out the year strong and if we don’t have a program or the accountability or the structure to keep us focused and intentional with how we’re spending our time...it can all get lost.  It’s happened to me. And it’s happened to so many other amazing women entrepreneurs I know!

 

Which is why I decided that this year is the year I wanted to work with just a handful of driven, determined and passionate women entrepreneurs...so we can go to work doing the deep and focused work it takes to create their dream businesses.  

 

As of now, just a few spots remain for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program...a program that gives you and I the space and the structure to work hand in hand as you get clear about your vision, get focused in on what needs to happen in order to make that vision a reality and take intentional actions to see it come to fruition!  And with the regular accountability, the quarterly deep dive sessions and the kickoff Intensive...and with me here with you every step of the way...having the profitable and purposeful business that you enjoy showing up for every day is inevitable!

 

To find out more about my 1 Year Private Coaching Program, go to http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear and apply today!  I’m responding to applications as they come in and spots are filling on a first come, first serve basis.  

 

We can’t do this alone.  And if the structured and customized support of private coaching is what you need to finally achieve what you know you’re ready for in your business, then I can’t wait to read your application.  Let’s do this!

 

http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear

 

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How Serious Burnout Led to a Thriving Business Helping Others with Eva Vennari

Jan 14, 2019 43:30

Description:

To say that Eva Vennari does “hair analysis” to help you become healthier does a major disservice to the big work she is up to in the world.  

 

Almost 2 decades ago, Eva found herself having major burnout.  I’m not talking about just a day or feeling overwhelmed, but like her entire energy had been zapped for good.  And after a near-death experience on the highway and a realization that her inability to truly be present and conscious in her life was impacting everything, she decided to embark on a journey to feel better...to heal herself.  

 

It took her 15 years of asking questions, implementing a slew of modalities and lifestyle changes to get her to the point that she felt solid...healthy...and...ready to help others who also wanted to live vibrantly.

 

For 8 years now, Eva has run The Elevate Institute, a program that helps high performing individuals eradicate fatigue, burnout and overwhelm and live healthy, aligned lives.  The initial phase of this work is examining hair samples - which allows her to work with people all over the world - from which she creates a customized healing plan and works with individuals regularly to implement it and see results.  

 

During this incredible conversation, Eva shares…

 

How she knew that her level of burnout needed to be addressed seriously - the symptoms and the signs (maybe you recognize some of them?)

How she realized that speaking in jargon was actually closing people off to the great work she could do for them!  And thus, realizing that communicating RESULTS woud get people’s attention!

How she cleverly works with her “competition” to help her scale her services and make more money!

How she creates purposeful marketing after she gets super clear on her ideal client!

Ways she “walks the walk” and stays joyful, present and healthy in her own life!



If you’re feeling stressed out, overwhelmed or in total burnout and think you might need the incredible services Eva provides, definitely go check out her website → https://theelevateinstitute.com/







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The new year is here and I’m sure you’re feeling fired up to make this the best year yet for you! But guess what? That fire...that focus...that determination...if you’re human...it’s going to dissipate over the course of the next few weeks.  Because your best laid plans get interrupted by life, by surprises, by unintended occurrences.  And sometime in March, you’re going to raise your head from the hurricane of ideas, tasks and work you’ve been submerged in and remember those big goals you had back in January and wonder how in the world you can get back to a place of making them come true this year.  

 

You’re not alone, girl.  We all start out the year strong and if we don’t have a program or the accountability or the structure to keep us focused and intentional with how we’re spending our time...it can all get lost.  It’s happened to me. And it’s happened to so many other amazing women entrepreneurs I know!

 

Which is why I decided that this year is the year I wanted to work with just a handful of driven, determined and passionate women entrepreneurs...so we can go to work doing the deep and focused work it takes to create their dream businesses.  

 

As of now, just a few spots remain for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program...a program that gives you and I the space and the structure to work hand in hand as you get clear about your vision, get focused in on what needs to happen in order to make that vision a reality and take intentional actions to see it come to fruition!  And with the regular accountability, the quarterly deep dive sessions and the kickoff Intensive...and with me here with you every step of the way...having the profitable and purposeful business that you enjoy showing up for every day is inevitable!

 

To find out more about my 1 Year Private Coaching Program, go to http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear and apply today!  I’m responding to applications as they come in and spots are filling on a first come, first serve basis.  

 

We can’t do this alone.  And if the structured and customized support of private coaching is what you need to finally achieve what you know you’re ready for in your business, then I can’t wait to read your application.  Let’s do this!

 

http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear



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The Evolution of a Successful Online Business with Katie Hunt

Jan 7, 2019 35:10

Description:

Katie Hunt is the Founder of Tradeshow Camp, a company that provides education and support to women who run product-based businesses.  She started it in 2011 because she herself ran a product-based business and was getting so many people asking her questions about her experience growing it.  So, she began by offering her first online product: a $25 Teleconference where she simply answered all the questions she was being asked.

 

Fast forward, Katie’s business model consists of Live Conferences (40% of her revenue), online eCourses (50% of her revenue) and private business coaching (10% of her revenue).  She is a phenomenal example of knowing WHO you serve and creating OFFERINGS that are directly in line with offering the solutions your community is searching for!

 

While I had expected at the beginning of this interview that we would be diving heavy into her courses, the conversation turns into a gorgeous back and forth about how she and her company have evolved and how her offerings have evolved along with those changes!

 

We talk about…

 

How knowing your customer intimately is VITAL to not only your marketing, but in dictating the look, feel, longevity and formatting of your programs!

How her avatar (ideal customer) has changed over the years and how she’s continued to stay in tune with their ever-changing needs!

How she stays connected to herself so she knows what direction she needs to steer her business!  She even tells a very intimate story of how she ended up cancelling a big event because of a litany of signs telling her it wasn’t the right time and what she did to come out of that successfully!

 

No matter where you are in your business journey, this conversation will be inspirational and practical in giving you ideas and strategies on how to continue to build out a business that is ultimately designed from the inside out, and how to allow yourself the grace to evolve your programs and products to service those you are serving!



You can check out Katie’s website here: http://tradeshowcamp.com/

 

And check out her podcast, Proof to Product here: http://tradeshowcamp.com/prooftoproduct/





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The new year is here and I’m sure you’re feeling fired up to make this the best year yet for you! But guess what? That fire...that focus...that determination...if you’re human...it’s going to dissipate over the course of the next few weeks.  Because your best laid plans get interrupted by life, by surprises, by unintended occurrences.  And sometime in March, you’re going to raise your head from the hurricane of ideas, tasks and work you’ve been submerged in and remember those big goals you had back in January and wonder how in the world you can get back to a place of making them come true this year.  

 

You’re not alone, girl.  We all start out the year strong and if we don’t have a program or the accountability or the structure to keep us focused and intentional with how we’re spending our time...it can all get lost.  It’s happened to me. And it’s happened to so many other amazing women entrepreneurs I know!

 

Which is why I decided that this year is the year I wanted to work with just a handful of driven, determined and passionate women entrepreneurs...so we can go to work doing the deep and focused work it takes to create their dream businesses.  

 

As of now, just a few spots remain for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program...a program that gives you and I the space and the structure to work hand in hand as you get clear about your vision, get focused in on what needs to happen in order to make that vision a reality and take intentional actions to see it come to fruition!  And with the regular accountability, the quarterly deep dive sessions and the kickoff Intensive...and with me here with you every step of the way...having the profitable and purposeful business that you enjoy showing up for every day is inevitable!

 

To find out more about my 1 Year Private Coaching Program, go to http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear and apply today!  I’m responding to applications as they come in and spots are filling on a first come, first serve basis.  

 

We can’t do this alone.  And if the structured and customized support of private coaching is what you need to finally achieve what you know you’re ready for in your business, then I can’t wait to read your application.  Let’s do this!

 

http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear

 

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7 Figures in 18 Months with 3 Employees with Tonya Dalton

Dec 31, 2018 41:04

Description:

Intentionality.  That is the theme of today’s conversation with the amazing Tonya Dalton, founder of Inkwell Press, a company that provides products and services for women who want to be more productive and purposeful with the things they value in life.  She offers customized planners, journals, notepads and educational courses that can help you spend your time in the most important places in your life!

 

After years of growing a “successful” business, she realized she wasn’t really fulfilled by it the way she really wanted to be.  So, she did something that takes a lot of courage - she spent the time to get really clear about who she is, what she really wanted to do, how she wanted to make an impact in the world and created a business that reflected all that.  She completely stopped her business - a company that was paying the bills for her household - and turned all her attention onto growing her new company, Inkwell Press.  

 

The intentionality - and therefore the actions she took to launch that business - paid off.  She launched her planners to the world in 2014 and within 18 months had grown it to a 7 figure business that was run by just 3 employees - herself,  her husband and one other employee.

 

And she hasn’t looked back since!  

 

During this conversations, Tonya delves into…

 

How to get intentional with your business, your products and your marketing...and how that can create massive results!

How she stays connected to what she calls her “north star” and why that bleeds into everything she does.

The difference between a loyal customer and a returning customer (and her secret sauce for creating more loyal customers)!

The practical breakdown of how she organizes her days, weeks, months and years so she can constantly be purposeful in how she’s showing up to her business and life!

 

Tonya is the embodiment of everything I believe in business...that when you approach your business from the inside out, starting with YOUR VALUES, then results can happen FAST!  

 

You can find out more about Tonya and her amazing productivity planners and courses here → https://inkwellpress.com/

 

And check out her podcast too! Productivity Paradox → https://ppx.inkwellpress.com/





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I have a big secret for you: you do NOT have to struggle for years to create a profitable and purposeful business that you actually enjoy showing up for every day! It takes 3 things to create relatively fast results: Clarity, Focus and INTENTIONAL Actions.  These are the 3 things I continue to provide support and accountability for for my private coaching clients and it’s work that lights me up! (and gives them accountability, guidance, strategy and massive mindset shifts!).

 

If you are ready to give up the struggle and have your BEST YEAR YET in the year ahead, then apply today for my 1 Year Coaching Program!

 

From March 2019 through March 2020, I’m working deeply with just a handful of driven, passionate and determined women entrepreneurs who are ready to step into their greatness and finally see the results they know they deserve!

 

As of now, just 6 more spots remain!  

 

Find out more about my 1 Year Private Coaching Program and apply today at http://bizwomenrock.com/mybigyear

 

PS: Yes, I’m on maternity leave as you’re listening to this and yes, I’m responding to applications as they come in!  They are so much fun to read!

 

I know you have a big why and I know you have the fuel inside of you to make the shift from “just getting by” to truly having the business of your dreams.  And that’s what I’m here to support in my 1 Year Private Coaching Program.

 

I can’t wait to hear from you! http://bizwomenrock.com/mybigyear



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How Knowing Your Avatar Affects EVERYTHING With Kristen Ley

Dec 24, 2018 32:23

Description:

Kristen Ley began her company ThimblePress as a crafting hobby, out of her garage in 2012.  What began as a desire to express herself and create has turned into an online store with over 300 products on it, including gifts, wall art and party goods that are all in line with her brand that creates fun and functional products to elevate your space and celebrate life’s moments (think cards, planners, fun gifts, etc.).

 

About two years into her business journey, Kristen did something that has forever changed her marketing, her manufacturing, her partnerships...literally everything about how she does business: she got super clear on her avatar.  

 

And her name is Felicity.  

 

During this conversation, Kristen and I discuss…

 

Strategies she has implemented to stand out in a saturated market.

How she’s leveraged collaborations with other brands in order to skyrocket her growth

How she prioritizes what products she’s launching or marketing at any given time

How to tell stories in the images she creates

What social media platform is the best one for her and the strategies she uses to convert sales



Overriding ALL these practical strategies, you’re going to hear how Felicity - Kristen’s avatar - has influenced them ALL deeply!  

 

So, she also shares what questions to ask yourself to get just as clear about YOUR avatar - and it’s relevant, whether you’ve been in business for 3 months or 3 decades!

 

You can find out more about Kristen and Thimblepress here → https://thimblepress.com



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I have a big secret for you: you do NOT have to struggle for years to create a profitable and purposeful business that you actually enjoy showing up for every day! It takes 3 things to create relatively fast results: Clarity, Focus and INTENTIONAL Actions.  These are the 3 things I continue to provide support and accountability for for my private coaching clients and it’s work that lights me up! (and gives them accountability, guidance, strategy and massive mindset shifts!).

 

If you are ready to give up the struggle and have your BEST YEAR YET in the year ahead, then apply today for my 1 Year Coaching Program!

 

From March 2019 through March 2020, I’m working deeply with just a handful of driven, passionate and determined women entrepreneurs who are ready to step into their greatness and finally see the results they know they deserve!

 

As of now, just 6 more spots remain!  

 

Find out more about my 1 Year Private Coaching Program and apply today at http://bizwomenrock.com/mybigyear

 

PS: Yes, I’m on maternity leave as you’re listening to this and yes, I’m responding to applications as they come in!  They are so much fun to read!

 

I know you have a big why and I know you have the fuel inside of you to make the shift from “just getting by” to truly having the business of your dreams.  And that’s what I’m here to support in my 1 Year Private Coaching Program.

 

I can’t wait to hear from you! http://bizwomenrock.com/mybigyear




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How to Turn a Hobby or Craft Into a Business with Sue Monhait

Dec 17, 2018 42:18

Description:

Do you consider yourself to be a Maker?  According to Sue Monhait (MOAN HEIGHT), you’re a Maker if you are someone who creates something tangible that you sell...jewelry, bakery or food products, crafts, artistry, etc.  Many of us business owners are Makers. And the reason I brought Sue on the show today is because she is a GENIUS at helping Makers approach their businesses as businesses, so they can ultimately build companies that allow them to produce products they love and enjoy the process of doing it!

 

The years Sue spent in her corporate job helping small and large companies with their products acted as a powerful education when she started her first business, The Ribbon Print Company 10 years ago.  This multi-six figure business helps supply businesses who want to make custom print ribbons.  Along her own journey of building her successful Maker business, she came across so many people who wanted to do business with her or who craved to make their own craft or hobby into a thriving business, but just couldn’t figure out how.  

 

That’s when Sue launched her podcast and business, Gift Biz Unwrapped.  Under this umbrella, she provides education, support and resources to help all sorts of makers build a profitable business they love!

 

During this conversation, Sue shares…

 

The mindset needed to look at your business now - whether you’ve just toyed around with the idea of making money from your craft or have been doing so awhile, but aren’t doing it as successfully as you’d like.

The order to follow to build a successful Maker Business - from the vision to identifying your Unique Special Power to your brand...step by step!

A handful of practical strategies to leverage social media right away!

The specific challenges that Makers have and ideas on how to get through those challenges!



Whether you consider yourself a Maker or not, Sue’s advice is spot-on for any business!  



You can find out more about Sue and access her incredible resources here!

 

Sue’s Podcast, Gift Biz Unwrapped → http://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/

I had the pleasure of being a guest on her show!  You can check out her interviewing me here → http://giftbizunwrapped.com/meditationforwomen/

 

Sue’s Website → http://giftbizunwrapped.com/

 

Sue’s Membership Program, Makers MBA → https://ribbonprint.lpages.co/makersmba/

 

Sue’s Book, Maker to Master: Find & Fix What’s Not Working in Your Small Business → http://giftbizunwrapped.com/makertomaster/







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I have a big secret for you: you do NOT have to struggle for years to create a profitable and purposeful business that you actually enjoy showing up for every day! It takes 3 things to create relatively fast results: Clarity, Focus and INTENTIONAL Actions.  These are the 3 things I continue to provide support and accountability for for my private coaching clients and it’s work that lights me up! (and gives them accountability, guidance, strategy and massive mindset shifts!).

 

If you are ready to give up the struggle and have your BEST YEAR YET in the year ahead, then apply today for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program!

 

From March 2019 through March 2020, I’m working deeply with just a handful of driven, passionate and determined women entrepreneurs who are ready to step into their greatness and finally see the results they know they deserve!

 

As of now, just 6 more spots remain!  

 

Find out more about my 1 Year Private Coaching Program and apply today at http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear

 

PS: Yes, I’m on maternity leave as you’re listening to this and yes, I’m responding to applications as they come in!  They are so much fun to read!

 

I know you have a big why and I know you have the fuel inside of you to make the shift from “just getting by” to truly having the business of your dreams.  And that’s what I’m here to support in my 1 Year Private Coaching Program.

 

I can’t wait to hear from you! http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear




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Self-Care Is the Foundation of Your Success with Jody Agard

Dec 10, 2018 41:35

Description:

Jody Agard has a big message to bring to women of the world: Self-Care is foundational to your overall success and joy in life.  It’s a message we are all too familiar with as busy business women, right?  We know the phrase, “you can’t pour from an empty cup,” all too well, but still...we let ourselves get into places of anxiety, stress, overwhelm and even burnout...all because we get too busy to take care of ourselves.  

 

Which is why I’m bringing Jody on today.  Because her message is not only pervasive for how self-care actually impacts the day to day experience and results we have in our businesses (and our lives), but she makes it so easy and practical!

 

During this conversation, Jody shares…

 

The two big reasons we busy women tend not give into self-care on a regular basis.

Practical examples of what self-care can look like in your life...ways that are free or relatively low-cost and super simple to implement (hint: we are talking about booking spa appointments here.  Think: taking a walk around your block or being conscious of the water falling on your back during a shower). Super simple.

The red flags or triggers to be aware of that indicate when we need to implement some of our favorite self-care tools.

The suggestion to create a Self-Care List...all of the ways you love to take care of yourself and fill yourself up so you have a quick reference guide to pull from when you need it!


And Jody knows her stuff!  She works with busy moms and busy women as a coach and mentor, helping them create customized self-care plans that work for them and allow them to see results!  

 

You can check out her site here: http://amommyreboot.com/

 

She also has a book, Mommy Reboot: A Busy Mom’s Guide to Self-Care https://amzn.to/2ReQyI0 that acts as an incredible step by step for incorporating self-care into our daily practice.  

 

She also runs an incredible private Facebook Group!  Filled with hundreds of busy moms who are cognizant of including self-care into their routines (hint, hint: she provide totally FREE 45 Minute Breakthrough sessions to every member of her group...so make sure to join and sign up for one!).  You can request to join her group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mommyreboot/







***

 

The end of the year is upon us and most likely it has you thinking very intentionally about what you want to create for yourself and your business in the year ahead! And if those thoughts are leading you to visualizing a business that is making you more money, with more harmony and happiness while doing it, then I would encourage you to apply for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program.

 

You know me...you know I practice and preach creating a business you love - one that is profitable, productive and enjoyable for you! And in the years that I have worked privately with incredible women entrepreneurs just like you, I’ve had the privilege of seeing just how powerful it is to put the right clarity, focus and intentional actions into our businesses...and, most importantly...how doing so brings results well beyond our own visions!  

 

This is why I’m opening up 9 more spots for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program.  And if you are done feeling the pain of financially struggling in your business or just flat out not doing what you love every day, then go apply today!

 

“I'm committing to Katie's 1 Year Private Coaching Program because I've been trying to grow the business on my own for years and haven't gotten anywhere. I've failed numerous times and have felt defeated over and over again. And it's not that I lack the drive, ambition or passion...most of us women have a lot of that to offer. It's just that I don't have that business mindset. So, this next year I am so excited to finally be making an investment in myself as a woman who wants to run her own business and one I truly believe to be my life's work and passion. I'm looking forward to gaining clarity with my all-over-the-place ideas, having Katie's guidance and accountability along the way, and creating actionable steps that help me achieve my goals. I want to start laying a solid foundation for my business that will ultimately set me up for success, which I really feel like will in turn help me better serve my target community.  I cannot wait for this upcoming year! Katie has such a contagious, motivating spirit and she's a wealth of knowledge. I have a feeling I am going to be amazed at what I can create with Katie's expertise along the way. ~ Ashley, Plant Centered Prep


To find out more about my 1 Year Private Coaching Program and apply, go to BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear.  Applications are being reviewed as they come in and spots will fill on a first come, first serve basis. Let’s make some BIG MOVES together next year, girl!

 

http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear




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How Hurricane Irma Changed How She's Scaling Her Business with Christy Haussler

Dec 3, 2018 43:34

Description:

In 2012, Christy Haussler and her wife Allison did something that is the dream of so many people...they moved to the Florida Keys.  By 2014, Christy started Team Podcast, a company that produces podcasts for incredible podcasters all around the world. In just one year, Christy grew it to a six figure business and continued to grow her reputation in the podcast community and scale her business and more clients came on board.

 

And then in 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys.  Hard. And it was devastating for so many locals who lost homes, lifestyles and businesses.  But out of the devastation, Christy and Allison saw so many stories of love, compassion and connectedness that lit a fire in her to help her community in a meaningful way.

 

That’s why in 2018, she made a shift.  She and Allison rebranded their production company into what is now 43 Keys Media, which houses full media production services and a podcast network called 43 Keys Podcast Network, whose ultimate purpose is to support the people, businesses and lifestyle that is so special to the Florida Keys community.

 

During this conversation, we discuss…

 

Why Christy decided to jump off of the formula for scaling a service-based business and forged ahead to create her own version of scaling.

How they’re logistically making the transition from their old business model into their new, expanded business model, identifying how they’ve tweaked their systems, processes and staff.

The breakdown of their 43 Keys Podcast Network as a business model...how she’s structuring the agreements between the Network and the Content Creators for each podcast, her monetization strategies and more.

 

Ultimately, what you’re going to hear in this conversation with Christy is how she is leading her company into the future and creating from her HEART and SOUL every little step along the way.  This is a true case study for designing a business that is in alignment with your values and creating a WIN for every single party involved!

 

This interview is ridiculously inspiring and emotional and I know you’re going to love it!

 

Find out more about Christy and 43 Keys Media here → https://www.facebook.com/43keys/








***

 

I have a big secret for you: you do NOT have to struggle for years to create a profitable and purposeful business that you actually enjoy showing up for every day! It takes 3 things to create relatively fast results: Clarity, Focus and INTENTIONAL Actions.  These are the 3 things I continue to provide support and accountability for for my private coaching clients and it’s work that lights me up! (and gives them accountability, guidance, strategy and massive mindset shifts!).

 

If you are ready to give up the struggle and have your BEST YEAR YET in the year ahead, then apply today for my 1 Year Coaching Program!

 

From March 2019 through March 2020, I’m working deeply with just a handful of driven, passionate and determined women entrepreneurs who are ready to step into their greatness and finally see the results they know they deserve!

 

As of now, just 6 more spots remain!  

 

Find out more about my 1 Year Private Coaching Program and apply today at http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear

 

PS: Yes, I’m on maternity leave as you’re listening to this and yes, I’m responding to applications as they come in!  They are so much fun to read!

 

I know you have a big why and I know you have the fuel inside of you to make the shift from “just getting by” to truly having the business of your dreams.  And that’s what I’m here to support in my 1 Year Private Coaching Program.

 

I can’t wait to hear from you! http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear




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How a Podcast Launched a New (Super Successful) Business for Her with Sara Dean

Nov 26, 2018 43:00

Description:

When Sara Dean mentions in the first few minutes of our interview together that she knew she needed to stop helping women shrink (through the gym she owned) and instead wanted to help women live BIG, I knew I was in love with her. ;)

 

Sara is the creator and host of the Shameless Mom Academy podcast...a passion project turned massively successful business.  As of the release of this interview with her, she has crested over 1 million downloads of her podcast...not too shabby!  

 

I really wanted to get inside of Sara’s strategic mind to uncover how and why she even launched the podcast (she already have a thriving brick and mortar business) and what deliberate strategies she has implemented since doing so in 2016 that has made her podcast - and the entire BUSINESS that it’s given birth to - a massive success!

 

During our conversation, we discuss:

 

How she managed her old business and her new podcast

How she first monetized her podcast

Why and when she focused just on her audience building

What really cool strategies she used to build her audience

How she leveraged the experience she had from her former business to get focused on creating a six figure business in the first year with Shameless Mom Academy

Specific launch strategies she implemented for her paid membership community

Plans for her next phase!

 

I have no doubt you’ll fall in love with Sara too, as she delivers very practical insights into her business success while showcasing her beautiful imperfections and...is just so damn cool!

 

You can find out more about Sara and the Shameless Mom Academy here → http://shamelessmom.com




***

 

The end of the year is upon us and most likely it has you thinking very intentionally about what you want to create for yourself and your business in the year ahead! And if those thoughts are leading you to visualizing a business that is making you more money, with more harmony and happiness while doing it, then I would encourage you to apply for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program.

 

You know me...you know I practice and preach creating a business you love - one that is profitable, productive and enjoyable for you! And in the years that I have worked privately with incredible women entrepreneurs just like you, I’ve had the privilege of seeing just how powerful it is to put the right clarity, focus and intentional actions into our businesses...and, most importantly...how doing so brings results well beyond our own visions!  

 

This is why I’m opening up 9 more spots for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program.  And if you are done feeling the pain of financially struggling in your business, feeling confused about what you should be focusing on, or just flat out not doing what you love every day, then go apply today!

 

“I'm committing to Katie's 1 Year Private Coaching Program because I've been trying to grow the business on my own for years and haven't gotten anywhere. I've failed numerous times and have felt defeated over and over again. And it's not that I lack the drive, ambition or passion...most of us women have a lot of that to offer. It's just that I don't have that business mindset. So, this next year I am so excited to finally be making an investment in myself as a woman who wants to run her own business and one I truly believe to be my life's work and passion. I'm looking forward to gaining clarity with my all-over-the-place ideas, having Katie's guidance and accountability along the way, and creating actionable steps that help me achieve my goals. I want to start laying a solid foundation for my business that will ultimately set me up for success, which I really feel like will in turn help me better serve my target community.  I cannot wait for this upcoming year! Katie has such a contagious, motivating spirit and she's a wealth of knowledge. I have a feeling I am going to be amazed at what I can create with Katie's expertise along the way. ~ Ashley, Plant Centered Prep

 

To find out more about my 1 Year Private Coaching Program and apply, go to BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear.  Applications are being reviewed as they come in and spots will fill on a first come, first serve basis. Let’s make some BIG MOVES together next year, girl!

 

http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear


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How a Car Crash That Almost Ended Her Life Became the Foundation For Her Non-Profit with Karen Mertes

Nov 19, 2018 36:52

Description:

In 2007, Karen Mertes was hit by a drunk driver as she was driving on the highway.  That driver was going 100 mph. She was an Active Duty Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force and as she saw her life flash before her eyes that night, she knew life would never be the same.

 

Her near fatal car crash became a turning point for her.  She was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and knew that she was going to have to re-learn who she was and who she was going to be in the world.  She had made a promise to herself that night that if she survived, she would spend her life in service to others.

 

And all these years later, that’s exactly what she’s doing.  In 2010, she created Fulfill Your Destiny, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit program that helps entrepreneurs get the leg up they need during a difficult time or after a life-altering event.  She does this through her signature program called Business Builder Grants that awards business owners in the Tampa Bay area $1,000 scholarships that allows them to purchase or invest in items they desperately need to move to the next level of their companies.  

 

During this incredible conversation, Karen shares…

 

How and why she’s structured her Non-Profit in a way that is very entrepreneurial; with little to no administrative costs so that her donors know that their monies are going directly to the recipients of the grants.

How she manages scaling herself by leveraging community members and organizations!

How she dealt with the emotional impacts early on after her accident where who she was and who she was now going to be clashed.

Her philosophy that every business owner can work in some sort of give-back programming into their business model!  And why her scholarships are having a ripple effect in the community because of it!

Her view of life balance...and her unapologetic ways of living and breathing her mission!



Karen is absolutely incredible and I know you’re going to take away so much more than the practical parts of business we discuss...I promised you’ll leave this interview feeling inspired!

 

Check out more about Fulfill Your Destiny here → http://fulfillyourdestiny.org

 

In the Tampa Bay area and want to know more about






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The end of the year is upon us and most likely it has you thinking very intentionally about what you want to create for yourself and your business in the year ahead! And if those thoughts are leading you to visualizing a business that is making you more money, with more harmony and happiness while doing it, then I would encourage you to apply for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program.

 

You know me...you know I practice and preach creating a business you love - one that is profitable, productive and enjoyable for you! And in the years that I have worked privately with incredible women entrepreneurs just like you, I’ve had the privilege of seeing just how powerful it is to put the right clarity, focus and intentional actions into our businesses...and, most importantly...how doing so brings results well beyond our own visions!  

 

This is why I’m opening up 9 more spots for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program.  And if you are done feeling the pain of financially struggling in your business, feeling confused about what you should be focusing on, or just flat out not doing what you love every day, then go apply today!

 

“I'm committing to Katie's 1 Year Private Coaching Program because I've been trying to grow the business on my own for years and haven't gotten anywhere. I've failed numerous times and have felt defeated over and over again. And it's not that I lack the drive, ambition or passion...most of us women have a lot of that to offer. It's just that I don't have that business mindset. So, this next year I am so excited to finally be making an investment in myself as a woman who wants to run her own business and one I truly believe to be my life's work and passion. I'm looking forward to gaining clarity with my all-over-the-place ideas, having Katie's guidance and accountability along the way, and creating actionable steps that help me achieve my goals. I want to start laying a solid foundation for my business that will ultimately set me up for success, which I really feel like will in turn help me better serve my target community.  I cannot wait for this upcoming year! Katie has such a contagious, motivating spirit and she's a wealth of knowledge. I have a feeling I am going to be amazed at what I can create with Katie's expertise along the way. ~ Ashley, Plant Centered Prep


To find out more about my 1 Year Private Coaching Program and apply, go to BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear.  Applications are being reviewed as they come in and spots will fill on a first come, first serve basis. Let’s make some BIG MOVES together next year, girl!

 

http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear



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Simple Ways to Organize Your Business Finances for Maximum Productivity with Heather Robertson-Devine

Nov 12, 2018 38:30

Description:

When it comes to money and your business, there are a few major categories of money to address.

Making more money - the sexiest and more prevalent conversation we have
Money Mindset - the “softer” side of money that truly determines our success
Investing our money - how we’re spending wisely
Organizing our finances - the practical - and not-so-often discussed tips and tricks that have a major impact on our businesses!

Today, we’re talking about that last one...organizing our finances...because there are very simple ways you can do so that will not only benefit your ability to do those other 3 well, but ultimately SAVE YOU TIME…

Because you want to be spending time building your business, not managing your money full time.

So I brought on the amazing Heather Robertson-Devine.  She’s the owner of Books del Sur.  She works with publishers and authors in Latin American countries and distributes authentic Spanish books to public schools all around the US.  She started her business in 2009 and at that time, offered just 12 book titles...now, in 2018, she offers 300! Her business had a major shift in 2015 when she made a profit for the first time and then again in 2016 when she had a mindset shift that she was not just “a teacher selling books,” but a business owner.  Each of these seasons of Heather’s business life have dictated specific and evolving ways to organize her finances, and today, we’re discussing them in detail.

We talk about…

How and why she used a specific type of business credit card when she first started her business

How she transitioned from her “shoebox” method to a spreadsheet method to her current integrated, online method

What tools she uses currently and how it all works together to make money management simple

Why she hires out her daily financial management to a team member (the practical and emotional reasons!)

Why she established a monthly financial meeting with her team and the difference it’s made in her business growth

We both discuss how we’ve used simple tools, like financial tracking tools and business bank accounts in order to manage cash flow, earn extra benefits and ultimately, be on top of our business finances!

Tip: Consider a business credit card, like the #ChaseInk Business Unlimited credit card [https://bit.ly/2pxzu4c], to simplify your business finances.


I’m even giving you access to a totally FREE Money Bundle so you can start using some of these tools we discuss immediately!  It includes…

A step by step of the tips Heather and I discuss
My Financial Focus Spreadsheet (helps you project and track money coming in!)
A diagram of how I organize my Chase Business bank accounts (based heavily on the Profit First method)
A link to my all time fav money tracking app
A link to the Chase Ink Business Unlimited Credit Card - seriously, the EASIEST business credit card out there!

You can get all of it at http://BizWomenRock.com/moneybundle

If you’ve been spending way too much time managing your business finances (or way too much time worrying how to organize them better), then this episode is for you!


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An Inside Look at What's Been Going on With My Business - Sharing It All

Nov 5, 2018 44:48

Description:

Girl, I am taking you deep and detailed into what’s been going on in my business over the past few months!  

 

Why?  

 

Because I want to share with you some practical strategies I’ve been implementing that have (and have not) been working so you can have some real tools to walk away with!

And...because I want to make sure you see a real life case study of just how imperfect this journey is ;)  

 

During this episode, I’m sharing…

What my plan was in July when I launched the new Meditation for Women podcast...and what actually happened in those first few months instead!

How and why I launched my new podcast imperfectly...on purpose.

Why I did very little to market the Meditation for Women podcast in the first 3 months after it launched (even though it was my plan to do so).

A big surprise that happened that opened up new revenue and a new direction for Biz Women Rock.

Specific social media strategies I’ve implemented recently to grow the Meditation for Women podcast.

The two monetization strategies I’ve implemented for the Meditation for Women podcast.

A HUGE tool that has garnered massive exposure for Meditation for Women and how I’m approaching it with its own strategy (and the pros and cons of the tool).

How I’ve realistically completed 8 out of the 100 things I really wanted to have done by now in my business as I look ahead at my Maternity Leave starting very soon...and how I’ve dealt with that emotionally and strategically.

 

My ultimate message her for you, my dear, is that you will see through my case study that you are exactly where you need to be right now and that YOU are the one who gets to decide what your business journey looks like!  

 

I hope you get a lot out of this episode that impacts your own, special journey!





Resources and links I mention in today’s show:

 

My initial solo episode explaining the big shift in my business that launched the Meditation for Women podcast → http://bizwomenrock.com/why-i-launched-a-podcast-network-a-case-study-with-katie/

My interview with Carol Cox on her podcast Speaking Your Brand about my big business pivot and the business plan I had → https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/podcast-business-model-katie-krimitsos/

Shaina and her team at Podcast Memes → https://www.facebook.com/podcastmemes4u/

The Meditation for Women Website is up! → http://meditationforwomenpodcast.com

The Meditation for Women Patreon Page - Become a Supporter! → https://www.patreon.com/meditationforwomen

Meditation for Women on Insight Timer - Come follow me! → http://insig.ht/katiekrimitsos

The Application for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program → http://bizwomenrock.com/mybigyear





Follow Meditation for Women on Instagram! → https://www.instagram.com/meditation_for_women/

 

Check out the Meditation for Women YouTube Channel! → https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-0xJNkg_MIeOs2XcDEFnbQ/videos?view_as=subscriber

 

Subscribe to the Meditation for Women Podcast! → http://women.womensmeditationnetwork.com/subscribe/




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The end of the year is upon us and most likely it has you thinking very intentionally about what you want to create for yourself and your business in the year ahead! And if those thoughts are leading you to visualizing a business that is making you more money, with more harmony and happiness while doing it, then I would encourage you to apply for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program.

 

You know me...you know I practice and preach creating a business you love - one that is profitable, productive and enjoyable for you! And in the years that I have worked privately with incredible women entrepreneurs just like you, I’ve had the privilege of seeing just how powerful it is to put the right clarity, focus and intentional actions into our businesses...and, most importantly...how doing so brings results well beyond our own visions!  

 

This is why I’m opening up 9 more spots for my 1 Year Private Coaching Program.  And if you are done feeling the pain of financially struggling in your business, feeling confused about what you should be focusing on, or just flat out not doing what you love every day, then go apply today!

 

“I'm committing to Katie's 1 Year Private Coaching Program because I've been trying to grow the business on my own for years and haven't gotten anywhere. I've failed numerous times and have felt defeated over and over again. And it's not that I lack the drive, ambition or passion...most of us women have a lot of that to offer. It's just that I don't have that business mindset. So, this next year I am so excited to finally be making an investment in myself as a woman who wants to run her own business and one I truly believe to be my life's work and passion. I'm looking forward to gaining clarity with my all-over-the-place ideas, having Katie's guidance and accountability along the way, and creating actionable steps that help me achieve my goals. I want to start laying a solid foundation for my business that will ultimately set me up for success, which I really feel like will in turn help me better serve my target community.  I cannot wait for this upcoming year! Katie has such a contagious, motivating spirit and she's a wealth of knowledge. I have a feeling I am going to be amazed at what I can create with Katie's expertise along the way. ~ Ashley, Plant Centered Prep



To find out more about my 1 Year Private Coaching Program and apply, go to BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear.  Applications are being reviewed as they come in and spots will fill on a first come, first serve basis. Let’s make some BIG MOVES together next year, girl!

 

http://BizWomenRock.com/mybigyear

Behind the Scenes of an Online Life Coaching Business with Kali Rogers

Oct 29, 2018 39:19

Description:

Kali Rogers is the founder of Blush, a company who provides online life coaching support to young millennial women who are are experiencing stress, anxiety and confusion about their careers, relationships, finances or are going through a quarter life crisis.  

 

During this interview, we dive deep into why she chose to build her counseling practice as an online business, how she avoided the mass amounts of licensure issues that could have come from doing business this way, and why and how she’s structured the pay model as she has (it’s $79/mo for 2 sessions with one of her licensed therapists).  

 

Kali talks about a significant turning point in her business...when she rebranded and how powerfully that process and getting clear about WHO Blush is and WHO it serves and HOW she does it...and the three actions she took from this moment that have resulted in stratospheric growth for her business!

 

Lastly, Kali shares her biggest lesson she’s learned thus far...to avoid COMPETITION!  To stay in her own lane and to give herself boundaries so she can make Blush into the best version of itself!

 

You can find out more about Kali and Blush here → https://joinblush.com/

 

Also, you can find out more about the amazing Brittney Lynn (whose brilliance we talk about a few times!) and the PR services she provides for entrepreneurs here → https://brittneyllynn.com/




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You may have noticed that so many of the women I’ve been bringing onto the show lately are talking about their challenges, changing seasons, transitions or self-doubts.  And really identifying how they got - and continue to get - through it all.  

 

Meditation continues to be a tool that so many of them identify as one of the foundational ways they stay tuned into who they are, what’s important to them and how to continue doing the best right thing for them.  

 

Whether you’ve been meditating for years or are a relative newbie, check out the guided meditations on the Meditation for Women podcast.  These are meditations I’ve created just...for...you!

 

I would love for you to take a listen and use it as your own personal library of guided meditations for the exact message you need to hear during all your seasons and transitions and moments of life!

 

Click HERE to check out Meditation for Women → https://goo.gl/m5YsKx

 

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Today’s show is brought to you by Active Campaign, the only email marketing system you’ll ever need.  After 9 years with the same email marketing provider, I was desperately searching for one that was simple, easy to manage and affordable.  Active Campaign easily stood out above the rest and I’ve been ridiculously happy with them ever since I made the switch! Emailing my community and creating automation series for special resources has never been so simple!  

 

Whether you’re ready to start your first email marketing set up or you’re searching for a new provider, I highly recommend Active Campaign!  Go check them out at http://BizWomenRock.com/ac

LIVE COACHING: How Do I Know What to Do Next in My Biz & When Is The Right Time to Hire a Coach with Angie Brown

Oct 22, 2018 38:30

Description:

Angie Brown is experiencing the same thing a lot of entrepreneurs experience in their first phases of business: being so overwhelmed by all the strategies and ideas that she keeps learning about through podcasts and such, and not knowing which ones are the ones she should spend her time on.  

 

On top of that, she believes in investing in a coach to help her, but she’s hesitant...how does she know if it’s the right person for her to hire?  How does she know if it’s the right time for a coach?

 

Pre-warning: I go on a bit of a rant about coaches who have approached her, telling her where she’s going “wrong,” and how she needs to hire them to do it right.  Ugh! Pet peeve of mine!

 

When this episode goes live, Angie will have just quit her full time job to build out her coaching business.  She provides leadership training for organizations...training that she’s been doing as an employee for a long time.  

 

During this LIVE COACHING CALL, we talk through…

 

What Angie should focus on NOW - and a few specific actions she can take so she can be purposeful with her marketing (instead of spending her time working on new idea after new idea that don’t really make a dent towards her goals right now!)

The benefits and the timing of hiring a business coach and strategists.  Some very practical ways you can do your best to make sure you’re hiring the right coach at the right time!

Mindset - we talk through some foundational mindset shifts that are vital to take on as she’s shifting from an employee to an entrepreneur!




These LIVE COACHING SESSIONS are here so you can get deep insight into business issues, ideas and challenges that we all face as we create strategies, solutions and action plans that you can benefit from!  It's also a great way to see just how transformative it can be to allow another qualified person into your business so you can save time, money and energy that you would normally take figuring it out on your own!  We're in this together!



If you are interested in private coaching and strategy, then let’s talk!  You can set up a 15 Minute Match Session to see if we’re a perfect match! ;) http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie/



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You may have noticed that so many of the women I’ve been bringing onto the show lately are talking about their challenges, changing seasons, transitions or self-doubts.  And really identifying how they got - and continue to get - through it all.  

 

Meditation continues to be a tool that so many of them identify as one of the foundational ways they stay tuned into who they are, what’s important to them and how to continue doing the best right thing for them.  

 

Whether you’ve been meditating for years or are a relative newbie, check out the guided meditations on the Meditation for Women podcast.  These are meditations I’ve created just...for...you!

 

I would love for you to take a listen and use it as your own personal library of guided meditations for the exact message you need to hear during all your seasons and transitions and moments of life!

 

Click HERE to check out Meditation for Women → https://goo.gl/m5YsKx

 

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Today’s show is brought to you by Active Campaign, the only email marketing system you’ll ever need.  After 9 years with the same email marketing provider, I was desperately searching for one that was simple, easy to manage and affordable.  Active Campaign easily stood out above the rest and I’ve been ridiculously happy with them ever since I made the switch! Emailing my community and creating automation series for special resources has never been so simple!  

 

Whether you’re ready to start your first email marketing set up or you’re searching for a new provider, I highly recommend Active Campaign!  Go check them out at http://BizWomenRock.com/ac

How to Monetize "Woo Woo" Services With Kerry Kott

Oct 15, 2018 36:31

Description:

Kerry Kott is the creator of The Universe Made Me Do It.  She provides intuitive coaching and support that helps her clients understand what’s “really going on” in order for them to transform through pain - both physical and emotional.  Her podcast, also called The Universe Made Me Do It, is just one of the many ways she’s able to market her gifts to those who are listening.  

 

During this conversation, Kerry and I discuss…

 

Why and how she uses TESTIMONIALS as one of the most powerful tools she uses to communicate the value of her services - so they can be seen as a deliverable.

How her level of confidence and direct honesty about her gifts and how she can truly help people helps her bring on new clients all the time.

How she gives potential clients confidence that she knows what she’s talking about and has standard processes and tools...and how she makes sure they have a completely customized experience with her.

How she incorporates her high touch services into her pricing.

The “value ladder” she’s created...the different levels and price points she’s created for people to access her.

The mindset shifts she’s gone through in order to charge what she’s worth within an industry that doesn’t always make that okay.  And the real strategies she has implemented to see real financial results in her business.



Enjoy this amazing conversation with Kerry!




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You may have noticed that so many of the women I’ve been bringing onto the show lately are talking about their challenges, changing seasons, transitions or self-doubts.  And really identifying how they got - and continue to get - through it all.  

 

Meditation continues to be a tool that so many of them identify as one of the foundational ways they stay tuned into who they are, what’s important to them and how to continue doing the best right thing for them.  

 

Whether you’ve been meditating for years or are a relative newbie, check out the guided meditations on the Meditation for Women podcast.  These are meditations I’ve created just...for...you!

 

I would love for you to take a listen and use it as your own personal library of guided meditations for the exact message you need to hear during all your seasons and transitions and moments of life!

 

Click HERE to check out Meditation for Women → https://goo.gl/m5YsKx

 

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Today’s show is brought to you by Active Campaign, the only email marketing system you’ll ever need.  After 9 years with the same email marketing provider, I was desperately searching for one that was simple, easy to manage and affordable.  Active Campaign easily stood out above the rest and I’ve been ridiculously happy with them ever since I made the switch! Emailing my community and creating automation series for special resources has never been so simple!  


Whether you’re ready to start your first email marketing set up or you’re searching for a new provider, I highly recommend Active Campaign!  Go check them out at http://BizWomenRock.com/ac

How Domestic Abuse is Fueling Her Business Mission with Rosie Aiello

Oct 8, 2018 27:34

Description:

Rosie Aiello began her entrepreneurial career shortly after leaving her husband after 25 years of abuse.  Back then, she consulted for companies, organizations and entrepreneurs who wanted to learn how to be more efficient with their time, as she provided time management and organizational tools for them to make the most out of their time.  

 

But as she worked through her own healing, she realized that she needed to create something bigger...that she had a mission in this world to support women who have been in abuse.  And thus, the Love is Kind Network was born (https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheLoveisKindMovement).  

 

Rosie provides group programs, retreats and other resources to bring women together and give them the support and love they need in order to thrive after abuse.  

 

During this conversation, we talk about…

 

Why she decided to start a business vs. getting a job after she left her husband

How she eventually escaped from her abuser

What big mindset shifts she needed to have in order to transition her business from “working in her skills” with her time management business to “working in her mission” through the Love Is Kind Network.  

The process she takes herself through every time she starts to doubt or be overwhelmed by her big mission.

 

Whether you’ve been in an abusive relationship or not, this conversation with Rosie is such a great example of allowing your business to be infused by your big mission and how to mentally and logistically make that happen!

 

You can join Rosie’s private Facebook Group HERE → https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheLoveisKindMovement

 

You can find out more about her book 11 Hours to Freedom here → https://www.11hourstofreedom.com/

 

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You may have noticed that so many of the women I’ve been bringing onto the show lately are talking about their challenges, changing seasons, transitions or self-doubts.  And really identifying how they got - and continue to get - through it all.  

 

Meditation continues to be a tool that so many of them identify as one of the foundational ways they stay tuned into who they are, what’s important to them and how to continue doing the best right thing for them.  

 

Whether you’ve been meditating for years or are a relative newbie, check out the guided meditations on the Meditation for Women podcast.  These are meditations I’ve created just...for...you!

 

I would love for you to take a listen and use it as your own personal library of guided meditations for the exact message you need to hear during all your seasons and transitions and moments of life!

 

Click HERE to check out Meditation for Women → https://goo.gl/m5YsKx

 

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Today’s show is brought to you by Active Campaign, the only email marketing system you’ll ever need.  After 9 years with the same email marketing provider, I was desperately searching for one that was simple, easy to manage and affordable.  Active Campaign easily stood out above the rest and I’ve been ridiculously happy with them ever since I made the switch! Emailing my community and creating automation series for special resources has never been so simple!  

 

Whether you’re ready to start your first email marketing set up or you’re searching for a new provider, I highly recommend Active Campaign!  Go check them out at http://BizWomenRock.com/ac

Growing a Product Business in the Cannabis Industry with Colette Florido

Oct 1, 2018 40:42

Description:

When Colette Florido’s dad started showing signs of dementia...and especially when his dementia took a turn for the worst...she decided to find out more about the benefits of marijuana to see if it could help her dad.  

 

After a looooooong process of research - finding out which varietal of the plant was best to use, what form to use it in, what was a quality product to use and how to use it - she found a product for her dad...a hemp-infused coconut oil.

 

And it worked immediately.  “A night and day difference,” Colette says.  He went from being combative and rough with his kids and caregivers to so much more mellow and calm.  

 

It worked so well that she became passionate about sharing the benefits with others.  So, she created CR World, a company that creates hemp-infused and nutrient-rich products to support a healthy, active lifestyle.

 

During this conversation, Colette shares…

 

Why she decided to put the money and time into creating her OWN product

Why she initially structured the company as a multi-level company (and why she’s shifting away from that now)

The biggest ways she’s FAILED at acquiring more customers (which has taught her the BEST ways to attract new customers!)

How every single product they’ve created has come out of a massive NEED that becomes obvious to her...so she acts on it (this is how she created the topic spray and the pet treats...that’s right, I said PET TREATS!)

One of the biggest challenges she is experiencing right now (hint: it’s one that all of us have!)


This is such a great conversation about building a business in what feels like the “wild west” of an industry.  And Colette has so many wise words to share throughout it all!

 

Check out more about Colette’s hemp-infused products here → https://comecrworld.com/




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You may have noticed that so many of the women I’ve been bringing onto the show lately are talking about their challenges, changing seasons, transitions or self-doubts.  And really identifying how they got - and continue to get - through it all.  

 

Meditation continues to be a tool that so many of them identify as one of the foundational ways they stay tuned into who they are, what’s important to them and how to continue doing the best right thing for them.  

 

Whether you’ve been meditating for years or are a relative newbie, check out the guided meditations on the Meditation for Women podcast.  These are meditations I’ve created just...for...you!

 

I would love for you to take a listen and use it as your own personal library of guided meditations for the exact message you need to hear during all your seasons and transitions and moments of life!

 

Click HERE to check out Meditation for Women → https://goo.gl/m5YsKx



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Today’s show is brought to you by Active Campaign, the only email marketing system you’ll ever need.  After 9 years with the same email marketing provider, I was desperately searching for one that was simple, easy to manage and affordable.  Active Campaign easily stood out above the rest and I’ve been ridiculously happy with them ever since I made the switch! Emailing my community and creating automation series for special resources has never been so simple!  


Whether you’re ready to start your first email marketing set up or you’re searching for a new provider, I highly recommend Active Campaign!  Go check them out at http://BizWomenRock.com/ac

Optimize Your Business Results By Knowing Your Cycles with Pleasance Silicki

Sep 24, 2018 49:53

Description:

Pleasance Silicki is all heart and soul.  She is formally trained in Ayurvedic medicine, a teacher of yoga and uses those principles to build a life she loves every single day.  She was a former school principal and then owned her own yoga studio for years. Now, she helps women build lives they love, using the foundational teachings of Ayurvedic medicine.  She’s a dedicated mom, wife and changemaker.

 

I asked Pleasance to come on the show today because she came into the Biz Women Rock Academy earlier this year and talked about how knowing our cycles - our menstrual cycles, the lunar cycles - and our natural ways of being because of these cycles can have MASSIVE impacts on not only how we approach out business, but the results we’re getting.  

 

The Master Class continues to be one of the most popular of the Academy, so I brought her here to you to dive deeper into that conversation.  

 

Warning: if you already are contemplating skipping this episode because you’re thinking it’s a little too “soft,” I promise you, there are VERY REAL and PRACTICAL applications to the concepts we discuss.  And it will make complete sense the moment Pleasance starts giving you examples of how tuning into ourselves shows up as helpful or hurtful in our businesses!

 

We discuss…

 

How paying attention to your energy levels during the month will help you plan your days, your weeks and your months for maximum productivity!

The 3 doshas - energies that circulate through your body and govern physiological activities - and how knowing them will help you plan for and maneuver through every changing seasons in your life.

A phenomenal question Pleasance is always asking herself when she’s contemplating big and small decisions - is this serving 80 year old Pleasance?


This is an incredible conversation you don’t want to miss!  

 

You can find out more about Pleasance here → https://lilomm.com/


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INTRO AD - MEDITATION FOR WOMEN #2

 

You may have noticed that so many of the women I’ve been bringing onto the show lately are talking about their challenges, changing seasons, transitions or self-doubts.  And really identifying how they got - and continue to get - through it all.  

 

Meditation continues to be a tool that so many of them identify as one of the foundational ways they stay tuned into who they are, what’s important to them and how to continue doing the best right thing for them.  

 

Whether you’ve been meditating for years or are a relative newbie, check out the guided meditations on the Meditation for Women podcast.  These are meditations I’ve created just...for...you!

 

I would love for you to take a listen and use it as your own personal library of guided meditations for the exact message you need to hear during all your seasons and transitions and moments of life!

 

Click HERE to check out Meditation for Women → https://goo.gl/m5YsKx


***

 

Today’s show is brought to you by Active Campaign, the only email marketing system you’ll ever need.  After 9 years with the same email marketing provider, I was desperately searching for one that was simple, easy to manage and affordable.  Active Campaign easily stood out above the rest and I’ve been ridiculously happy with them ever since I made the switch! Emailing my community and creating automation series for special resources has never been so simple!  

 

Whether you’re ready to start your first email marketing set up or you’re searching for a new provider, I highly recommend Active Campaign!  Go check them out at http://BizWomenRock.com/ac

Work Life Balance: How to Achieve It with Suzanne Brown

Sep 17, 2018 33:58

Description:

I don’t believe in this thing called Work/Life Balance...rather, I like to refer to it as intentional management of my values.  But Suzanne Brown does...so I invited her on to share why she does and, more importantly, HOW we can truly achieve it.

 

Suzanne should know a thing or two about work/life balance.  She’s a wife, mother of two boys, is a Marketing Strategist for seasoned businesses and...speaks and writes and consults about work/life balance to the masses.  

 

Just like you, I would imagine, she has a few things she’s trying to balance.

 

During our conversation, Suzanne and I discuss…

 

Why she believes in work/life balance and what makes her version totally doable!

How boundaries are a vital part of work/life balance because they become the backdrop to our time management and how we structure our priorities.

Examples of what boundaries might look like in your business - processes in procedures, time blocks, etc.

What to do when you’re phasing out of the balance you used to have, but isn’t working anymore.

 

This is a robust conversation about how to ultimately make it possible for you to have, be and do anything you could possibly want...with the added lines of “for this particular season” or “not all at once at the same time,” or whatever caveat makes it obvious that our priorities are always shifting!

 

You can find out more about Suzanne here → https://mompowerment.com/  



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If you asked me what tool has been the most impactful for my business, I would without a doubt tell you it’s been MEDITATION.  Meditating has been a way for me to get quiet with myself and hear my inner voice who always knows what’s best for me.  Let’s face it, we women entrepreneurs are bombarded with social media feeds, events and so called experts telling us what we “should” do to grow out business and have success.  But at the end of the day, WE each know what the right moves are for us in order to feel truly fulfilled and aligned in our companies.

 

This is why I created the Meditation for Women Podcast...so that you can have a powerful tool, created with YOU IN MIND to help you hear your inner voice, find peace in moments of high anxiety and ultimately take the next best steps in your journey as a woman.  So go check it out! Just search for Meditation for Women in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this show and if you love it, subscribe, rate and review it! I would love to share this gift of meditation with you as you continue your beautiful journey!

 

Click HERE to check out Meditation for Women → https://goo.gl/m5YsKx



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Today’s show is brought to you by Active Campaign, the only email marketing system you’ll ever need.  After 9 years with the same email marketing provider, I was desperately searching for one that was simple, easy to manage and affordable.  Active Campaign easily stood out above the rest and I’ve been ridiculously happy with them ever since I made the switch! Emailing my community and creating automation series for special resources has never been so simple!  

 

Whether you’re ready to start your first email marketing set up or you’re searching for a new provider, I highly recommend Active Campaign!  Go check them out at http://BizWomenRock.com/ac

How to Niche to Earn More Revenue and Create Your Ideal Life with Mindy Totten

Sep 10, 2018 38:21

Description:

They say that the Riches are in the Niches...but how does this actually work?  Today’s conversation with Mindy Totten will give you a really practical and robust answer to that question!

 

Mindy is a bodywork therapist who specializes in Cranial Sacral Therapy...a very specific technique that she was introduced to years ago when she herself used it as a way to heal her own chronic pain.  

 

During this incredible conversation, Mindy shares about why she decided to niche down her practice - shifting from “offering everything” to becoming the go-to expert for Cranial Sacral Therapy.  And, HOW she did it.  She goes over very specific strategies she did in order to get her current clients on board and how she grew her practice from there.

 

We also discuss the BIG QUESTIONS you can ask yourself that will help you become clear on where you should put your time and effort as you are on your own journey...so you know where and how to niche your own services and, ultimately, how to design the life you really want to live.

 

LIFESTYLE DESIGN…

 

Oh, girl, we talk about lifestyle design.  Because what came for Mindy after specializing, was thinking about what she wanted her life to really look like (vs. just hustling to grow that specialty business).  And the vision she saw after she asked herself one of those BIG QUESTIONS was…

 

The Beach.

 

So, she began organizing her work and her days so she could do hands on work 2 days out of the week and spend the other 5 at the beach.  

 

If you are hungry to feel real results in your business, and you’d like to stop doing everything to bring in money and instead, do just the work you LOVE...and make great money doing it, and…

 

On top of that, you’d like to organize that work so you’re living a holistic life that YOU get to design...then this is the episode to listen to!

 

You can find out more about Mindy here → https://www.mindytotten.com/

 

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If you asked me what tool has been the most impactful for my business, I would without a doubt tell you it’s been MEDITATION.  Meditating has been a way for me to get quiet with myself and hear my inner voice who always knows what’s best for me.  Let’s face it, we women entrepreneurs are bombarded with social media feeds, events and so called experts telling us what we “should” do to grow out business and have success.  But at the end of the day, WE each know what the right moves are for us in order to feel truly fulfilled and aligned in our companies.

 

This is why I created the Meditation for Women Podcast...so that you can have a powerful tool, created with YOU IN MIND to help you hear your inner voice, find peace in moments of high anxiety and ultimately take the next best steps in your journey as a woman.  So go check it out! Just search for Meditation for Women in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this show and if you love it, subscribe, rate and review it! I would love to share this gift of meditation with you as you continue your beautiful journey!

 

Click HERE to check out Meditation for Women → https://goo.gl/m5YsKx

 

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Today’s show is brought to you by Active Campaign, the only email marketing system you’ll ever need.  After 9 years with the same email marketing provider, I was desperately searching for one that was simple, easy to manage and affordable.  Active Campaign easily stood out above the rest and I’ve been ridiculously happy with them ever since I made the switch! Emailing my community and creating automation series for special resources has never been so simple!  

 

Whether you’re ready to start your first email marketing set up or you’re searching for a new provider, I highly recommend Active Campaign!  Go check them out at http://BizWomenRock.com/ac

How To Stand Out Online in a Saturated Market with Amy Coats

Sep 3, 2018 29:03

Description:

If you have an online business - or are in any way marketing your services online (which is all of us, right?) - then today’s episode will give you practical answers to the question I receive the most:

 

How do I stand out online in a saturated market?

 

Amy Coats is the fabulous woman entrepreneur joining me today to share her answers to this question.  Ooooh and her answers are GOOD!

 

Amy is the founder of Two Week Notice Society.  She helps women build an online business strategically so they can smoothly leave their 9-5 corporate job.  She does this through her signature program and through 1on1 work.

 

During this conversation, Amy shares 4 ways she ensures that she stays visible and relevant.  And 1 powerful way she’s exposing herself to others who don’t yet know about her! She also shares her favorite tool for staying CONSISTENT online (such a challenge for most of us!).

 

This is a very practical interview and you’ll definitely walk away with some easy to implement strategies on how you can stand out amongst everyone else in your market!

 

You can check out more about Amy here → https://www.twoweeknoticesociety.com/

 

And if you happen to be working your day job while struggling to grow your side hustle and can benefit from Amy’s awesome webinar, you can check that out for FREE here → https://amy-303f.mykajabi.com/p/webinar-funnel



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If you asked me what tool has been the most impactful for my business, I would without a doubt tell you it’s been MEDITATION.  Meditating has been a way for me to get quiet with myself and hear my inner voice who always knows what’s best for me.  Let’s face it, we women entrepreneurs are bombarded with social media feeds, events and so called experts telling us what we “should” do to grow out business and have success.  But at the end of the day, WE each know what the right moves are for us in order to feel truly fulfilled and aligned in our companies.

 

This is why I created the Meditation for Women Podcast...so that you can have a powerful tool, created with YOU IN MIND to help you hear your inner voice, find peace in moments of high anxiety and ultimately take the next best steps in your journey as a woman.  So go check it out! Just search for Meditation for Women in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this show and if you love it, subscribe, rate and review it! I would love to share this gift of meditation with you as you continue your beautiful journey!

 

Click HERE to check out Meditation for Women → https://goo.gl/m5YsKx



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Today’s show is brought to you by Active Campaign, the only email marketing system you’ll ever need.  After 9 years with the same email marketing provider, I was desperately searching for one that was simple, easy to manage and affordable.  Active Campaign easily stood out above the rest and I’ve been ridiculously happy with them ever since I made the switch! Emailing my community and creating automation series for special resources has never been so simple!  

 

Whether you’re ready to start your first email marketing set up or you’re searching for a new provider, I highly recommend Active Campaign!  Go check them out at http://BizWomenRock.com/ac

LIVE COACHING - How Do I Make My Business Work in 3 Days a Week with Maelisa Hall

Aug 27, 2018 35:06

Description:

Maelisa Hall owns QA Prep, where she provides education and support to other therapists through her Meaningful Documentation Academy.  She’s been a therapist for over a decade and through QA Prep, she’s able to help other therapists with one of the biggest pains of their practices...the paperwork.  In her Academy, they receive valuable ways to get their administration and paperwork done quickly, effectively and meaningfully.

 

She’s done such a great job building her business, in fact, that she and her husband are making a big life change...they’re selling all their things and moving their life onto a sailboat, where they will eventually be sailing from port to port.  Talk about lifestyle design, huh?

 

During this LIVE COACHING CALL, Maelisa’s asking for practical ways she can manage her time better so she can still build her business in 3 days a week...because that’s the amount of time she’ll have to dedicate to her business in the first phases of this change.  

 

We discuss…

 

How to revisit your end of the year goals and how to re-prioritize them (you can use the Decision-Making Matrix tool to do this easily! http://bizwomenrock.com/decision)

A great way to break down those big goals into tasks that you can then place in the appropriate timelines

How to create your ideal week schedule and how to time block so you know when you’re doing what

How to put it all together so you can be more productive in 24 hours per week than you are in 60 hours per week!

 

You can check out more about Maelisa here → https://www.qaprep.com/


These LIVE COACHING SESSIONS are here so you can get deep insight into business issues, ideas and challenges that we all face as we create strategies, solutions and action plans that you can benefit from!  It's also a great way to see just how transformative it can be to allow another qualified person into your business so you can save time, money and energy that you would normally take figuring it out on your own!  We're in this together!


If you are interested in private coaching and strategy, then let’s talk!  You can set up a 15 Minute Match Session to see if we’re a perfect match! ;) http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie/


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If you asked me what tool has been the most impactful for my business, I would without a doubt tell you it’s been MEDITATION.  Meditating has been a way for me to get quiet with myself and hear my inner voice who always knows what’s best for me.  Let’s face it, we women entrepreneurs are bombarded with social media feeds, events and so called experts telling us what we “should” do to grow out business and have success.  But at the end of the day, WE each know what the right moves are for us in order to feel truly fulfilled and aligned in our companies.

 

This is why I created the Meditation for Women Podcast...so that you can have a powerful tool, created with YOU IN MIND to help you hear your inner voice, find peace in moments of high anxiety and ultimately take the next best steps in your journey as a woman.  So go check it out! Just search for Meditation for Women in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this show and if you love it, subscribe, rate and review it! I would love to share this gift of meditation with you as you continue your beautiful journey!

 

Click HERE to check out Meditation for Women → https://goo.gl/m5YsKx

 

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Today’s show is brought to you by Active Campaign, the only email marketing system you’ll ever need.  After 9 years with the same email marketing provider, I was desperately searching for one that was simple, easy to manage and affordable.  Active Campaign easily stood out above the rest and I’ve been ridiculously happy with them ever since I made the switch! Emailing my community and creating automation series for special resources has never been so simple!  

 

Whether you’re ready to start your first email marketing set up or you’re searching for a new provider, I highly recommend Active Campaign!  Go check them out at http://BizWomenRock.com/ac

Make More Money With Your Current Clients with Whitney Bishop

Aug 20, 2018 28:34

Description:

Whitney Bishop is a brilliant business strategist who focuses her genius helping Non-Profit Leaders.  Her company, The Non-Profit Leaders Network is contracted by non-profit organizations searching for professional development that makes a difference for them.  Think team trainings, masterful meetings, strategic planning, retreats, etc.

 

Since the beginning of the year, Whitney has been doing something that would scare most of us...she’s been not going after new clients - or implemented any new marketing that would attract new clients.  

 

She’s just been focusing on giving exquisite care to her current clients.  

 

And that paradigm shift has boosted her revenues another $50,000 so far this year (and we’re not even done with the year!).  

 

During this enlightening conversation, Whitney shares why she made this shift to focus on her current clients and how that actually looks.  

 

We discuss how being committed to servicing her current clients has allowed her to go “an inch wide and a mile deep,” as I like to say.  It’s allowed her to be more aware of what her clients’ needs are and positions her perfectly to meet those needs.

 

We also discuss what processes and standardizations she’s created that is allowing her to work more efficiently and powerfully with each client.

 

Whitney’s decision to “stand in her own acre of diamonds” (an expression you’ll hear the beautiful story to during the interview) has ultimately allowed her to ENJOY her business journey so much more because she’s focusing on what she loves doing!

 

You can find out more about Whitney here → https://nonprofitleadersnetwork.com/


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If you asked me what tool has been the most impactful for my business, I would without a doubt tell you it’s been MEDITATION.  Meditating has been a way for me to get quiet with myself and hear my inner voice who always knows what’s best for me.  Let’s face it, we women entrepreneurs are bombarded with social media feeds, events and so called experts telling us what we “should” do to grow out business and have success.  But at the end of the day, WE each know what the right moves are for us in order to feel truly fulfilled and aligned in our companies.

 

This is why I created the Meditation for Women Podcast...so that you can have a powerful tool, created with YOU IN MIND to help you hear your inner voice, find peace in moments of high anxiety and ultimately take the next best steps in your journey as a woman.  So go check it out! Just search for Meditation for Women in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this show and if you love it, subscribe, rate and review it! I would love to share this gift of meditation with you as you continue your beautiful journey!

 

Click HERE to check out Meditation for Women → https://goo.gl/m5YsKx


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How to Charge a High Premium for Your Services with Karen Rowe

Aug 13, 2018 31:51

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Karen Rowe is a full service ghostwriter...she helps elite executives write books in 3 days or less in a signature program she calls Book at the Beach.  

 

Before Karen created this $15,000 program, she was doing any kind of writing she could just to pay the bills, often charging just $2,000 to help clients over time to write their books.  

 

She knew she was putting herself out of business.  

 

So, with just $20 to her name, she took on her first Book at the Beach clients and her entire world changed from there.  

 

During this amazing conversation, Karen discusses how she came up with the idea to package her services as Book at the Beach and what was going on in her mind the first few times she sold it.  

 

We also discuss how Karen hates marketing, so instead of implementing a marketing plan that looks like she’s everywhere, she created a marketing strategy that she actually enjoys and is perfectly in line with her dream client (hint: it’s not showing up on social media every day!).

 

If you’ve ever struggled with how to charge for what you know you’re worth, or want to figure out how to make you and your services stand out from everyone else’s in your industry, this episode is for you!

 

You can check out more about Karen HERE → http://karenrowe.com



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If you asked me what tool has been the most impactful for my business, I would without a doubt tell you it’s been MEDITATION.  Meditating has been a way for me to get quiet with myself and hear my inner voice who always knows what’s best for me.  Let’s face it, we women entrepreneurs are bombarded with social media feeds, events and so called experts telling us what we “should” do to grow out business and have success.  But at the end of the day, WE each know what the right moves are for us in order to feel truly fulfilled and aligned in our companies.

 

This is why I created the Meditation for Women Podcast...so that you can have a powerful tool, created with YOU IN MIND to help you hear your inner voice, find peace in moments of high anxiety and ultimately take the next best steps in your journey as a woman.  So go check it out! Just search for Meditation for Women in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this show and if you love it, subscribe, rate and review it! I would love to share this gift of meditation with you as you continue your beautiful journey!

 

Click HERE to check out Meditation for Women → https://goo.gl/m5YsKx

 

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Whether you’re ready to start your first email marketing set up or you’re searching for a new provider, I highly recommend Active Campaign!  Go check them out at http://BizWomenRock.com/ac

Why I Launched a Podcast Network - A Case Study With Katie

Aug 6, 2018 35:17

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BIG NEWS!  I've just launched a brand new podcast called the MEDITATION FOR WOMEN podcast, full of guided meditations specifically created for the special journey we women are on.

 

I would so appreciate you supporting the show by SUBSCRIBING, RATING & REVIEWING IT, and SHARING IT!

 

You can subscribe to the show directly by clicking HERE:

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/meditation-for-women-guided-meditations-for-your-special/id1413585087?mt=2


WANT TO WIN FREE PRIVATE COACHING SESSIONS WITH ME?

 

As a thank you for supporting the show, I'm giving away totally free strategy sessions with me!  All you have to do is FILL OUT THE QUICK FORM BELOW and follow the instructions to enter:

 

https://goo.gl/RnjJiy

 

(NOTE: YOU MUST FILL OUT THE FORM TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN!)

 

Thank you for all your support and love!

 

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On today’s episode, I’m taking you BEHIND THE SCENES of this entire decision for me...a true case study of this new move in my business.

 

This episode is perfect for you to listen to if you have EVER gone through a transition or pivot in your business (ummm...haven’t we all?).  As usual, I’m being totally transparent with you about it all in hopes that you will find some grace, wisdom and connection...knowing we are all on this beautiful journey together.

 

I’m going over…

 

What BIG plans I had for 2018 for Biz Women Rock Why I decided to put most of those plans on pause How the Meditation for Women podcast came about Why I decided that I was going to launch an entire podcast network and not just one show What hard decisions I had to make in order to move in this new direction Why I ultimately believe that the new Meditations for Women podcast and the entire Women’s Meditation Network are so aligned with me (even though it may seem like a complete departure) Why I decided to continue offering private coaching for you and the Biz Women Rock community and the general state of BWR An insider’s view of my entire business plan, launch strategy and marketing plan for the Meditation for Women Podcast and Women’s Meditation Network

I am SO grateful for you and can’t thank you enough for your support and love along my business journey...and continue to be thankful that you let me be a part of yours.  ;)

 

You can subscribe to the Meditation for Women Podcast directly by clicking HERE:

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/meditation-for-women-guided-meditations-for-your-special/id1413585087?mt=2


WANT TO WIN FREE PRIVATE COACHING SESSIONS WITH ME?

 

As a thank you for supporting the show, I'm giving away totally free strategy sessions with me!  All you have to do is FILL OUT THE QUICK FORM BELOW and follow the instructions to enter:

 

https://goo.gl/RnjJiy

 

(NOTE: YOU MUST FILL OUT THE FORM TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN!)

 

Thank you for all your support and love!

 

~ Katie

How to Attract & Hire Great Employees with Amber Hawley

Jul 30, 2018 42:36

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Amber Hawley is the CEO of Fremont Counseling Services, who specializes in Couples Therapy.  She’s had her company since 2011 and started hiring employees 2 years later. I recently watched from afar as Amber hired - and happily bragged about - two amazing new employees and knew she was in the process of hiring four more!

 

So I asked her to come on and share a bit about her process...how she attracts and hires great employees.  

 

During this conversation, Amber shares her step by step process and intention behind each of those steps.  

 

She talks about...

 

Marketing - streamlined ways of making the position public and letting others know she was hiring.

The application process - unique things she does to help weed through all the wrong people.

Hiring - what she focuses on during each interview and how she standardizes them.

Onboarding - how she ensures her employees ease into their positions.

Mindset - shifting her paradigm of her position in her company as her team grows!



This is a fascinating case study, not just of Amber’s best practices, but also of all the painful mistakes she’s made (as we all have!) that continue to help her evolve as the leader of her company!

 

Side note: Amber is also the owner of CouplesFix.com where she shares her knowledge and tools as a Licensed Marriage Therapist with a larger world of people who are searching for it.  http://couplesfix.com/

 

And, she is also the co-host of the My Biz Bestie Podcast, alongside Maelisa Hall, which is amazing! https://www.mybizbestie.com/

When a Divorce Stops Your Business Momentum with Sara Lingenfelter

Jul 23, 2018 39:51

Description:

I could easily tell the “success story” of Sara Lingenfelter - how she started her business by becoming a Virtual Assistant, quit her job and then filled up her client docket so she made more money with VA clients than she had ad her job.  How she then upped her game and became - and charged appropriately for - being an Online Business Manager and eventually built an arm of her business that helped her clients partner with other VAs - all under her company Virtual Biz Partner.  

 

And we do tell that story in today’s conversation.  

 

But, thankfully, Sara is super honest and was willing to share about when life happened during her business story.  And she found out her husband was an addict, which kickstarted a tumultuous season filled with working too many hours, the instability of bills stacking up and of horrible isolation.  

 

This season eventually led to a divorce for Sara and during this interview, she’s speaking candidly not only about how she built her business, but how she managed it tenderly during this painful season.  

 

If you have ever had a traumatic moment in your life that impacted the growth of your business, or how you showed up to it everyday...then this episode was made for you.  

 

Check out more about Sara and Virtual Biz Partner! https://www.virtualbizpartner.com/



RESOURCES MENTIONED:

 

Tina Forsyth’s Online Business Manager course - http://onlinebusinessmanager.com/

Manifesting for Your Business with Jen Mavros

Jul 16, 2018 43:47

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“Get out of your head and into your heart.”  This is one of the core concepts Jen and I discuss on today’s epic podcast episode and I couldn’t be more inspired to share it all with you!

 

Jen Mavros helps you manifest soulfully aligned desires and dreams in your life and business.   And during today’s episode, we go in deep to how to manifest. But, not in a how-to type of a way, but in an symphony of interweaving conversations that are as “business-minded” as they are soul filling.  

 

When Jen identifies that we can’t truly manifest something that we have a limiting belief against, I ask her how we can handle the overwhelm and frustration that can often come when we’re working on overcoming those beliefs.  

 

We both speak passionately about the practice of meditation and how it’s a powerful tool for giving us the space for getting connected and present with ourselves and our higher purpose.  

 

Jen also talks about how important it is to recognize and honor all of our feelings - especially those that aren’t “high vibe” or super happy - and shares a wonderful strategy for helping her create a life that helps her feel more of what she wants to feel.

 

There is so much gold in this conversation and I encourage you to listen at a time when you can be fully present for it.  

 

Jen is a total joy and I encourage you to check out more of her brilliance! http://jenmavros.com

What Led Her to Become a Self-Published Author & Teacher with Laura Petersen

Jul 9, 2018 53:16

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When Laura Petersen decided to write and self-publish a book in 30 days, there was no option for her not to do it.  And after her book How to Grow Your Podcast Brand & Business with Compelling Copy hit #1 in Amazon for a few significant categories, it was no surprise that others came to her to see how she did it and how she could help them.

 

But, just like all entrepreneurial paths, Laura’s was far from straight.  A self-proclaimed academic nerd turned school teacher, her current business model has been created from an amalgamation of her experiences and her gifts.  

 

Her podcast, Copy That Pops helps her share information about compelling copy for business owners.  And now, she’s sought after by podcasters and business owners alike to help them write their books and leverage them to grow their businesses.  

 

During this conversation, Laura dives right in to how she organizes herself so that she is efficient with her time and gets things done!

 

We also discuss the lesson she (and most of us) continue to learn about specializing and really niching down so that we can go “an inch wide and a mile deep” in order to create results for ourselves! (Avoid all the squirrels!).

 

Laura also shares how her business model runs now and how she’s continuing to adjust according to what she most wants and the demand she’s getting from her people!

 

Laura’s commitment to providing value and doing it in a way that truly makes a difference for those she serves is unmistakable!

 

RESOURCES WE DISCUSS:

 

 

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki https://amzn.to/2tYRnLZ

 

 

Laura’s podcast Copy That Pops: http://copythatpops.com

Laura’s FREEBIE for you! 7 Secrets to Growing Your Business & Getting More Leverage with Books, Podcasts and Speaking on Stage → http://copythatpops.com/bizwomen

Laura’s Books!

How to Grow your Podcast Brand and Business with Compelling Copy - https://amzn.to/2KPUImV

Permission to Write a Brand Building Book - https://amzn.to/2KLPcoM

 

How to Create a Movement with Michelle Mazur

Jul 2, 2018 34:08

Description:

Creating a movement is so much more than simply growing your business.  It means sharing your core message with the world in a way that inspires them to take up your torch and share that message with others.  

 

The 5 Second Rule…

Start With Why…

 

Sound familiar?  These are Mel Robbins and Simon Sinek’s movements, respectively, and there is a very specific formula the most successful movement makers follow in order for it to be impactful, catchy, shareable and ultimately, for the movement to live beyond themselves.  

 

And Michelle Mazur has one of the most simple ways to do it well.  She is a woman who believes that communication can change the world.  After getting her PhD and teaching communication at the University of Hawaii, she went into corporate and found that she was spending a lot of her time crafting the high level Executives’ speeches and letters.  So, she went out on her own, coaching and training people to write speeches that actually made a difference...that created a movement.

 

But then at the end of 2017, she realized she was done with that conversation.  Done with teaching the how-to for speaking and getting booked to speak.  So, she pivoted and stumbled upon her next evolution…

 

Sharing her own message with all business owners on how they can create a movement every day in their businesses.  

 

Start with knowing your message.  In Michelle’s terms, this means finding your “3 word rebellion.”  And during this conversation, she gives some great examples on how to do that.  Then, show up and share that message powerfully, authentically and strategically.  Create a vision for the future that your community can live into with you. And, share small moment stories in your marketing to help it stick.

 

Michelle goes into very practical steps that you can implement immediately to help you share your core message to more and more people and to create a movement that helps that message live beyond you!



Check out more about Michelle here → https://drmichellemazur.com/

 

And you can download her guide to help you find YOUR 3 word rebellion here → http://3wordrebellion.com/

Being True to Yourself on the Business Journey with Vegan Chef Leslie Durso

Jun 25, 2018 43:20

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After spending a week in Italy with Vegan Chef Leslie Durso, there was no way I could NOT bring her on the podcast!  Leslie describes herself as a “level 5 Vegan,” meaning that she’s intense about all things vegan - no meat, no dairy, no animal byproducts, plant based...the whole package.   But I would expand her description and tell you that she is a Level 5 Human Being. She shows up in her life and in her business so powerfully and gracefully that I wanted to make sure you got the chance to know a bit more about her and her philosophies.  

 

When Leslie started her blog in 2010, she had no credentials.  She was not a trained chef. She was not a nutritionist. She had not gone to culinary school.  But she did have the desire to establish herself as an expert in her field and an insane drive to bring plant based eating to the world.  A few months later, and with the realization that tens of thousands of people were coming to her site, she got serious and creative and started her career as a Vegan Chef.  

 

Now, Leslie partners with the Four Season Hotel, implementing vegan menus, hosting retreats and running their wellness programs.  She runs Vegan Retreats (like the one I just came back from) in her beloved country of Italy. She has a TV show called Accidentally Vegan on the Fab Fit Fun TV Network.  She’s appeared on The Food Network, The Discovery Channel, The Hallmark Channel, Everyday Health and Mother Nature Network and has written for MindBodyGreen, VegNews, CNN.com, Redbook, Glamour and Maxum, just to name a few.  

 

You could say she’s earned a bit of credentials.  ;)

 

But her credentials are not what we talk about.  We talk about how she has stayed true to herself - her ethics, her values and her goals - during her business journey.  

 

We discuss…

 

How she got focused and serious with her blog and how she monetized it through advertising and promotions.

How her modeling and acting career lent itself to her current work.

Why she decided she didn’t need to go to culinary school and how she instead went on a mission to be mentored by great chefs all around the world.

How she leads her life with the belief that she is doing good in the world and showing up to provide value and how she lets that belief system fuel her career.

The difference between dreams and goals and how doing the next best thing, just one step at a time has accumulated into a LOT of progress for her!

Practices and habits she has to stay grateful for the present moment and her understanding that she is always in the middle of her journey.  

 

In a world where you can literally be anything and do anything, Leslie’s story is a great reminder for each of us to stay true to ourselves on our business journeys, so that we can design the life and business we truly desire!

 

Check out more about Leslie here → http://lesliedurso.com

I’m Pregnant & Lessons Learned From My Italian Adventure

Jun 19, 2018 19:55

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It wasn’t the logical thing to do.  

 

Leave my business, my clients, my daughter, my hubs, my bird and the whole flow of my everyday life for 2 weeks.  

 

And it’s not like it was for business, either.  No promise of a return on my investment that would show up immediately in my numbers.  Nope. Just a full blown, let’s-go-explore-the-world kind of an adventure in a country I’ve been longing to visit for decades.  

 

It wasn’t logical at all.  

 

And yet, I knew I needed to go.

 

You see, back in April, we found out that we are pregnant with baby #2.  For the first two days, I was pure sunshine, totally ecstatic that our little family is expanding.  And then...something unexpected happened.

 

Hormones, debilitating nausea and waves of uncertainty engulfed me and I completely unraveled into a sea of emotions.  

 

All I saw were the beautiful plans I had created for Biz Women Rock for the year ahead, crumbling brick by brick as I realized that they were no longer possible in the way I had envisioned.  I couldn’t start my 6 month Masterminds in the latter part of the year because the baby’s coming in early December. I couldn’t launch my high end Mastermind for the $1million + business women because I needed to be fully present for the entirely of that program and I couldn’t guarantee that with a newborn.  I couldn’t host my 3rd Annual Retreat in November because that would be way too close to my due date. And oh my god, I had to get started on my course asap because I needed to get that up and ready to be on autopilot when I’m on maternity leave.

 

Of course I knew all I had to do was re-think and re-work how and when I would do things.  But, there were so many voices in my head drowning out any kind of rational strategies (which I totally blame on hormones).

 

I felt nauseous and exhausted all the time (damn that first trimester!).

 

I was uncharacteristically unfocused.

 

I was frustratingly unambitious.  

 

And while I was so wonderfully excited about my growing family, I felt so lost in my business.  

 

And that’s when I saw my friend Allison’s post about her Vegan Italian Retreat.  

 

You might think that it was an escape for me.  But it was far from that. The Italy trip represented my opportunity to get quiet and clear with myself so I could realign with my business...and my purpose.  

 

The logical thing would have been to hire a coach and figure out a strategic plan that I could immediately put into practice.  

 

But, I do not take action based on logic.  I make decisions and live my life based on what my heart and my internal voice say to me.  

 

And that’s why, at 4 months pregnant and with my business in a complete holding pattern, I stepped onto a plane to start my Italian adventure.  

 

While I knew the time alone to think and meditate would be powerful, I had no idea the entire experience would impact my business - and my life - to the depths that it has.  

 

So, as a way to give you a glimpse of this incredible experience, I want to share a few things I learned about myself on my Vegan Italian Retreat and give you a related business lesson you can carry with you as well.    



I am deeply in love with women.

I could spend hours describing the lusciousness of the Italian food, the overwhelming beauty of the landscape and the calming cadence of the language, but the truth is that the women I was with were the outstanding feature of the entire trip.  My experience with them deepened my love for you...for each of the beautiful, complicated, strong, perfectly imperfect women who are a part of this community that I am blessed to lead.  

 

All week long, I watched each one of them (myself included) integrate themselves into a tapestry of diverse interests, personalities, cultures and experiences.  And they did it with such grace and love for the whole, for the community, and also with immense respect for themselves. They were each in their own right, brilliant, gorgeous, flawed and loving and it made my heart sing that these are the women who I get to be around all the time!  My clients, the ladies in my masterminds, my community, my listeners, my guests, my friends, my mom and my sisters...literally every single woman who is in my life embodies these qualities and I am so humbled that they surround me and that we create a beautiful blanket of love in this world as we support each other.  

 

Each one of these women made a permanent impression on my heart and I was reminded that this is what happens when women come together...we impact each other, we cry with one another, we make each other laugh, we love one another...we bring out the LIFE in each other.  



BUSINESS LESSON: Reconnect with the deep love you have for those you serve.



 





Slow the hell down

 

I have come to loathe the concept of the entrepreneurial hustle.  The supposed right of passage that we all have to go through in order to experience “success.”  The sleepless nights, the penniless times, the endless feeling of going, going, going that must exist inside our bellies.  

 

I’m over it.  I’ve been over it for a while now, but this pregnancy and the trip to Italy was the cap on my commitment to #nomorehustle.  

 

That commitment plus the physical changes of pregnancy has meant a big slow down for me.  I’ve felt in slow motion since I found out about our new baby and the trip to Italy made it clear as to why that slow down has been vital during this particular season in my life.  

 

Before all this, I was getting up at 5:30am, journaling and busting out some big to-do’s before the household ever woke up.  Now, the need for sleep is so deep that the few times I’ve tried to jump back into my old schedule in order to get things done have knocked me on my butt.  

 

In Italy, 5 course dinners make it impossible to end a meal before at least 4 hours have passed.  Which forced us all to get out of our addictive habits of jumping from one agenda item to the next and actually be with each other.  We came up with dinner questions so we could all get to know each other better and told elaborate stories during which we didn’t feel the pressure to shorten details for the sake of time.  Even at our hungriest, we took our time with each bite of food, savoring the flavors, textures and tantalizing aromas. More than once, I sat out by the pool, overlooking the deep blue Mediterranean waters after finishing a meditation and quieted the voice in my head that told me it was time to do something productive.  Instead, I just sat a little longer.

 

Moving slower has given me the gift of going deeper.  Deeper with my conversations. Deeper with my intentions.  Deeper with my questions. Deeper into myself. Deeper into my purpose.

 

And, deeper into my business.  

 

While this season has not been fast moving for Biz Women Rock, it has been transformational at its core.  Because I’m going deep with my intentions and my dreams and my connection to my business...listening to my inner voice who is directing me where to go next.  

 

BUSINESS LESSON: Take time to slow down in your business.  Maybe a daily meditation practice, a weekly day off or even a regular retreat for yourself.  The time out of the normal cadence of your business will be the exact fuel you need to continue growing it with purpose.




 




Evolution is Uncomfortable, Necessary and Exciting.

Sometimes, we need to unravel a bit in order to see things clearly.  

 

The beauty of being out of flow and in a funk is that you’ll be asking yourself a lot of questions as you try your best to get out of it.  You become a seeker - someone who seeks a deeper understanding of herself, her world, how she fits in it and how she’s contributing to it. And a seeker understands and accepts the complexities of evolution.  

 

During the most tear-soaked weeks of my early pregnancy, I went on a lot of walks with my husband, sharing with him all the competing thoughts about my business and how I felt like it was a big sign that I was experiencing a transformation.  But what direction do I head into? What is my next move? I was SO SURE about things just weeks before and now it all seemed so unclear.

 

My husband listened patiently and lovingly reflected an idea back at me that I had had earlier on in the year.  “You haven’t moved on it yet,” he said, “and it feels like it would be the perfect next step for you.” After a few brainstorms, I realized that not only was this business idea incredible, but it was an exhilarating opportunity to live out the next version of my evolution as a business woman.  

 

And I became excited.  

 

I saw clearly how the Biz Women Rock brand would thrive as it gave birth to an entirely new brand that would support women in a powerful way.  

 

But I was still moving slow.  And truthfully, my entire personality is based upon the belief that when I want something, I go after it HARD and FAST and FEARLESSLY.  But I was not moving hard or fast and I was still working on the giant moments of fear that arose because I wasn’t moving at my normal pace.  

 

What’s going to happen if I’m not as visible on social media?

 

What’s going to happen if I don’t send out my email this week?

 

What’s going to happen if I’m not doing as many Facebook Lives as usual?

 

What’s going to happen if I’m not launching a new program right now?

 

When we fear stopping or slowing down because it might make us look bad or unprofessional or, even worse, irrelevant, then we deprive ourselves of the silence we need to evolve into our best selves.  

 

I packed all that excitement and fear in my luggage as I flew to Italy and I returned with none of it.

 

Because as I swam in the cold waters of the Mediterranean, ascended and descended thousands of mountainside stairs, listened to the church bells ring every morning and savored the magical flavors of vegan gelato, I kept getting reminded to TRUST the evolution.  

 

Every morning, the girls and I would pick from a deck of Angel Cards and over and over again, I would get cards like this one, reminding me that the change in direction or the transformation I am experiencing is divinely guided and to just TRUST.

 

 



I realized that all I had was a brilliant idea.  The beautiful vision of what that idea could flourish into.  The belief that I could do it. And, most importantly, the dedication to take action in line with my heart.  

 

The fear of the unknown, the comparisons, the “keeping up with the Jones’” business version, the need to be seen in order to be relevant, the giant closet of “shoulds” that I stare at every day in business…

 

...they all disappeared in Italy.  

 

And instead, love and trust took hold.  



BUSINESS LESSON: There is no such thing as “made it.”  You and your business are always an evolution in progress.  And YOUR EVOLUTION is what is guiding your business’ path. Find silence so you can be guided and TRUST in the changes happening.  



* I am deliberately not sharing more details about this new business yet...but you’ll be hearing about it soon!




Live courageously in the magical space between your reality and your wildest dreams

 

I’m not going to sugar coat it.  There have been very real business repercussions to my slowing down.  I have not launched the Masterminds I had planned, which has an impact on my bottom line.  I have not been as visible as usual, which means I have to continue showing up with authenticity.  I paused the Biz Women Rock Academy, which has left a hole that was once filled with the most loyal of my community members.  These were all the right decisions, but ones that impacted the direction in which my business was going.  

 

But being an entrepreneur takes courage.  Courage to make sudden changes. Courage to stop when everyone else tells you to go (or to go when everyone tells you to stop).  Courage to not follow the same path everyone else seems to be following. Courage to BELIEVE IN BIG DREAMS that seem impossible to everyone else.  But mostly, the courage to keep doing the inner work it takes to stay connected to your true voice so you know how to move ahead and how to live magically between your reality and your dreams.   

 

I have never felt so comfortable in my skin than I did in Italy.  Literally and figuratively. Belly popping out, in my bikini, cracking jokes with the girls and staying by myself at the villa when I felt like I needed the alone time.  Eating beautiful meals every single night. Exploring the breathtaking countryside every day. Breathing in the fresh air and the sights of the deep blue ocean around me.  

 

But Italy is not my day to day reality.  My reality is that I am a mom to a vivacious 2.5 year old.  Wife to a creative entrepreneur and dedicated husband and father.  A pregnant and growing 39 year old. An entrepreneur who is simultaneously established and still trying to find her place in the business world.  A passionate business woman who has great lessons to teach and has never felt comfortable being called an “expert.” My reality is just like yours.  I’m doing my best to live a full, vibrant life and design a business that I love that provides abundantly for my family.

 

My reality is pretty damn good, let’s be honest.  But, still with the typical struggles we women entrepreneurs have.  

 

So it’s my dreams that I lean on to fuel my journey.  Dreams of bringing joy and love to as many women as possible in the world.  Dreams of creating more abundance in my life. Dreams of more freedom. Dreams of meeting more amazing women.  Dreams of bringing creative projects to fruition. Dreams of living into my highest good in the world.

 

And somewhere between these dreams and my reality is where I choose to live.  Because this is where the magic of manifestation takes place.

 

Every single one of the ladies on the Vegan Italian Retreat had a different reality at home.  And yet the entire Italian experience had been a dream of ours at one time. And simply by living in the possibility that this dream was possible, we all ended up together for a life-changing week of delicious, breathtaking and beautiful adventures.  

 

BUSINESS LESSON: Living in the space between your reality and your dreams gives you the opportunity to stay present in your life and manifest the most creative of your dreams!



At the time I write this, I’ve been back for 5 days and I have never felt more grateful for my life.  I have never felt more inspired to LIVE my life and take baby steps towards my highest calling every single day.  I have never felt so in love with you and the podcast and business you have supported all these years. I have never felt so motivated with a calming and trusting energy to take action (and, thankfully, after 4 months, I am filled with the energy to do it!).  And I have never felt so peaceful about who I am and where I’m headed.

 

Thank you for being on this journey with me.  I’ve always been up front with you about how imperfect and full of ups and downs this business journey is.  And I continue to share mine with you in hopes you can feel a little more inspired to embrace the beautifully imperfect journey you are on.  

 

To Ali, Leslie, Laura, Ashley, Desiree, Suzy, Noor, Carrie and Nicole...thank you for making this experience so magical and far beyond what I could have possibly dreamt it to be!

Special thanks to the amazing Allison Melody of the Food Heals Podcast and Leslie Durso, Vegan Chef extraordinaire for putting it on!  Definitely check out more about Allison’s podcast and Leslie’s delicious recipes here!

 

Check out the Food Heals Podcast HERE → http://foodhealsnation.com/

 

Check out more about Leslie’s delish vegan creations here → http://lesliedurso.com/

 

No matter what season you are in on your business journey, whether you’re getting up at 5:30am and running and loving every minute of it, or you’re in a slow down and questioning what you’re doing, I honor you for being on the journey and for letting me be a small part of it.  

 

Love,

 

Katie

 

 



The Journey of Finding Your Purpose with Cathy Heller

Jun 11, 2018 42:12

Description:

This episode will be soul food for you.  Cathy Heller and I are discussing the truth about the business journey not from the vantage point of strategy or how-to.  But from the heart. From the space of knowing that you are unique and have a purpose here in this world unlike anyone else’s and how to be on that journey of discovery in the most beautiful way.  Oh yeah...we’re going deep.

 

Cathy is the creator of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job.  She interviews very well known people like Seth Godin, Martha Beck and Jenn Sincero (You Are a Badass) who discuss openly about their lives, their creativity and their journeys.  She is a musician and writes music for TV, ads and film, has an agency to help other musicians do the same and also has a course to help even more musicians it as well. She’s a mom of 3 and full of love.

 

Her 7 figure business was not created overnight, though.  And during this incredible conversation, you’ll hear all about her continuing journey and why it’s been a spiritually motivated one.  

 

We discuss…

 

Why her parents lack of love and her mother’s suicidal thoughts was the impetus for Cathy to seek out why we were put here in this world. How she realized she could create music in her own way without “having to be Beyonce,” which led her to creating music for TV, ads and film. Why each of us is an original and our jobs are to figure out our purpose! How she dealt with the hard blow of a big opportunity that was supposed to “be it” completely dissolving. What she does to make sure she’s listening to herself so she can stay aligned.

 

I hope this episode is one you’ll listen to over and over again, every time you need to be reminded just how amazing you are and that you can truly create anything you want!

 

You can find out more about Cathy here → https://www.dontkeepyourdayjob.com/

How to Build Award Winning Team Culture with Patrick Moraites

Jun 4, 2018 37:25

Description:

There aren’t that many men that make it into the featured spotlight of the Biz Women Rock podcast interviews - not because I don’t think there are incredible men out there doing great work - but because I’m just so damn committed to spotlighting kick ass women entrepreneurs.

 

But I decided to make an exception for my good friend Patrick Moraites.  I’ve known Patrick since 2010, when he, my husband Chris, our friend Mark and I used to gather together in our own local mastermind every month and help each other build our businesses.  Those were the early years for all of us and the reason I’m having Patrick come on the show is because I have been immensely impressed by what I’ve witnessed him build over all these years.  

 

Patrick is the co-owner of Axis Group, an agency for Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) who utilizes independent agents to provide businesses with a single resource for hard to place worker’s compensation coverage, risk management services, human resource solutions and payroll administration.  

 

But that’s not the sexy part.  The sexy part is that Patrick and his team recently won the Most Philanthropic Company of the Year Award and it is 100% due to the culture that he and his business partner, Ryan have established well before they hired their very first employee.  

 

During this conversation, Patrick opens up about how they established their mission and culture early on and the tool they use to standardize their cultural values every single day in the workplace.  He goes over how he hires and how he establishes a feeling of employee belonging, growth and giving back to the community!

 

If you are growing your team, this episode is a must-listen!


You can find out more about Patrick here → http://axisgroupllc.com/

Make Good Money From a Self-Published Book with Lily Nichols - MOMPRENEUR SERIES

May 31, 2018 35:57

Description:

Lily Nichols wrote her first book Real Food for Gestational Diabetes  in 2015 with no intention of making money.  As a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist and someone who had built a practice helping women through gestational diabetes, she wrote it because she was so desperate to get her revolutionary and evidence based ideas out to a world of moms who needed it.  So, when the response to her book was so great and money was coming in and she was the first book that came up in Amazon when someone typed in those two words, she was happily surprised.

 

And a little savvier on how she could also generate revenue from her next book, Real Food For Pregnancy.

 

During this conversation, Lily and I are diving deep into not only how she makes a great income on her self-published books, but also how she’s constantly evolving her business, before and after her son was born.  

 

She shares…

 

A great quick tip on how she “baby-proofed” her business, ideal for anyone doing 1 on 1 work with clients!

Why she’s transitioning out of 1on1 work with clients (even though they are begging her work with them)

How she’s become a master negotiator with her 2 year old.

Two of the biggest gifts her mom life and her entrepreneur life have given to each other: efficiency and freedom!

 

Lily is remarkable and I can’t wait to share our conversation with you!


You can find out more about Lily’s book here → http://realfoodforpregnancy.com/

Almost 3 Decades as a Mompreneur with Kim Garst - MOMPRENEUR SERIES

May 28, 2018 36:50

Description:

I’ve had the privilege of knowing Kim Garst for quite some time now and this time, the social media diva is having a conversation with me that has nothing to do with social media.  

 

When she had her first son 27 years ago, she took one look at her newborn and decided in an instant that all her plans to go law school and have a big legal career were out the window.  A few months later, the realities of going from a dual income family to a single income family hit and Kim realized she needed to make something happen. So, she got “online,” which, back then, looked like message boards and chat rooms.  She taught herself tons of tech so she could build websites and pretty soon, she was taking phone calls from people she was chatting with over the message boards to secure her first clients. It took her 5 years to make her first $60.

 

Kim and I have a very real conversation about her journey as a mompreneur.  How she remembers taking phone calls while sitting on the floor playing legos with her kids.  How she worked tons of nights after the kids went down.

 

And all the “mistakes” she made along the way.  When I asked Kim about moments when she felt “the pull,” (feeling pulled between business and the kiddos), she tells a story about the time when she chose speaking at a conference that was happening during her son’s 16th birthday.  She’s candid about the fact that she’s not proud of that decision, but talks about the grace we all need to give ourselves when we make the wrong choices (because we’re going to!).

 

We also talk about creating boundaries for yourself...knowing what you will and will not let impede with family time...and how discovering these boundaries takes doing the work to know what kind of MOM and BUSINESS WOMAN you want to be.  

 

Kim is refreshingly honest about her journey and I’m so excited to share it with you!


You can check out more about Kim here → https://kimgarst.com/

Maternity Leave, Mommy Groups and Quarterly Planning with Arianna Taboada - MOMPRENEUR SERIES

May 24, 2018 30:35

Description:

Arianna Taboada is a Maternal Health Consultant for Entrepreneurs and she had been working with moms for quite some time before she herself became pregnant.  She helps moms prep for maternity leave, because, let’s face it, there’s no perfect maternity leave formula for those of us who run our own businesses.

 

So when she became pregnant, Arianna wisely took all her wisdom and applied it to herself.  “I created a client slot for myself in my schedule.”

 

During this interview, Arianna talk about…

 

How her 4 month maternity leave plan got interrupted when her baby boy was 6 weeks old

The biggest lesson she’s learned to make her mompreneur life work is to have dedicated time for work and dedicated time for her son...her schedule is a non-negotiable.

Her thoughts about mommy groups and the kind of mommy play dates she had regularly in her son’s first year of life and how and why she chose to give that up as he got older.

Why she doesn’t plan her business too far ahead!  As a matter of fact, she only make strategic plans for 1 quarter at a time!  This helps her stay focused on the next steps ahead, while allowing for all the twists, turns and changes that are bound to happen!

 

You can find out more about Arianna here → http://www.ariannataboada.com/

Surrendering to the Seasons of Mompreneurship with Mary Kathryn Johnson - MOMPRENEUR SERIES

May 21, 2018 41:45

Description:

Mary Kathryn Johnson has had an online business since 2003.  At that time, her sons were young - a toddler and a baby - and she just DID IT ALL.  The tech, the fulfillment, the marketing for her online maternity wear store and taking care of her kiddos full time.  

 

Fast forward to 2018 and her sons are now 19 and 16 and Mary has two more businesses under her belt.  She is the creator of the Parent Entrepreneur Power podcast, where she talks to very successful entrepreneurs about the parenting and also acts as a private consultant to many of them.  And she also founded Messenger Funnels, a business that helps people leverage the online messenger platform to deepen relationships with their clients.

 

Mary’s journey as a mompreneur and her experience having worked with many parent entrepreneurs gives this conversation a unique twist, as she helps identify the phases of parenthood as they’re paralleled to business!  And, we get into an impassioned conversation about how we all go through seasons, both in business and in life, and how to ultimately “surrender to the season.” She talks about a few things she does to make sure she’s constantly listening to herself and ended with one of the greatest gifts she’s given to her boys.

 

You can check out more about Mary here →  http://www.marykathrynjohnson.com/

How to Prep Your Business for Baby (and the Reality of Having a 6 Week Old) with Jill Stanton - MOMPRENEUR SERIES

May 17, 2018 34:21

Description:

Jill Stanton and her husband Josh are the creators of the very popular podcast Screw the Nine to Five.  Over the past 5 years, they’ve successfully run Screw University, their membership community, put on live events and also provide online courses to help business start up and successfully get out of their 9-5 jobs.  

 

At the time of this interview, Jill is the new mother of her 6 week old Kai.  So we spend our conversation talking candidly about the “before and after baby” plans.  She dives in deep to what she and Josh did to prepare their business for their baby and shares that they made a serious shift on how they organize and approach their business using a proven framework so they are actually running their business - instead of it running them.  

 

She also shares about what life is really like now that she has Kai.  How she begged her mom to stay longer so she could have the support she needed during this time and how she’s totally cool with hiring out some of the things that she doesn’t want to do, but still wants to have. “I want to have it all, I just don’t want to do it all!”

 

Whether you have kids or not, Jill’s impassioned discussion about using a framework to organize your business will get you thinking how you can do it so you can work less and be less reactive and more proactive in your business!

 

Check out more about Screw the Nine to Five here: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com


And check out the book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman that Jill discusses!  You can listen to it on Audible here: http://www.audibletrial.com/BusinessWomenRock

Grace for the Business and Babies Journey with Jaclyn Mellone - MOMPRENEUR SERIES

May 14, 2018 42:11

Description:

Grace for the Journey.  That’s the phrase that kept coming to me during today’s interview with Jaclyn Mellone.  She’s the co-host of the podcast All Up In Your Lady Business with Jessica Stansberry, a Marketing and Mindset expert and the creator of her new program, Go To Gal.  

 

Jaclyn found out she was pregnant with her 2nd child just one week after she launched her podcast and her first paid program.  Which sent her into tons of fear. But she eventually saw it as a great opportunity to have a “due date” by which she needed to simplify her life.  “Simplifying helped me grow faster,” she said.

 

During this incredible conversation, we talk about the constant evolution business and babies are and how she gives herself a lot of grace as she moves through that evolution.  She says that a daily GRATITUDE PRACTICE is key - specifically being grateful for the messy stuff, the unexpected stuff, the stuff that didn’t turn out the way we wanted.

 

This interview with Jaclyn is such a great example of the journey of a business and how it parallels the ever changing journey of parenthood!  


Interested in Jaclyn’s Go to Girl program?  Check it out here → http://jaclynmellone.com/

From 500 to 8,600 YouTube Subscribers in 9 Months with Jessica Stansberry - MOMPRENEUR SERIES

May 10, 2018 43:19

Description:

Video Marketing, creating schedules that work for you (and are ever evolving) and potty training...we’re talking about it all on today’s episode!  Jessica Stansberry is a rock solid “infopreneur” who helps people create video marketing that makes and impact and makes them money! She also has two boys, ages 7 and 5 and is heavy in the “soccer mom” phase!

 

During our conversation, Jessica and I talk about the process she went through to get her from chaos to clarity - the moment when she decided to take her business seriously and grow it intentionally.  Which led her to YouTube - initially just to house her videos so she could embed them on her blog. But when she stepped back and looked at her analytics and realized how much traffic was coming from those videos on YouTube, she decided to recalibrate and create a new strategy.

 

That was June 2017 and back then, she had 500 YouTube subscribers.  And since then, with an intentional strategy, she has grown her subscribers to 8,600!  

 

Jessica gives us a snapshot of her life right now - which includes her two kids being home a LOT for snow days this quarter - and how she manages it all!

 

You can find out more about Jessica on her website here → http://jessicastansberry.com/

 

And her YouTube Channel here → https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_htUlq7eYumecIoQai4HzQ

$1 Million in 2 Years: Lessons Learned from Nat Stewart of Business Jump - MOMPRENEUR SERIES

May 7, 2018 41:06

Description:

Everything we experienced in the past helps us in the now.  Getting fired from her job, working her business 24-7 with a little baby and experiencing Postnatal Depression (PND), these are the things that Nat Stewart says that helped guide her into a company that she knows to be her purpose.  

 

Business Jump is an agency that provides strategic structure and support for mumpreneurs who are ready to get their businesses going.  Nat’s done such a great job of providing this support that her business brought in $1million in revenue in its first 2 years! During our conversation, you’ll hear Nat talk about…

 

How she stays focused on profit producing tasks

How she’s scaled into an agency model (and why that’s perfectly in line with the kind of support her mums crave!)

How self-awareness is a big deal to her and why it’s the foundation of her entire mompreneur experience!

How she deals with “the pull” of being with her kiddos and hubby AND works in the business she LOVES!

 

Nat is a beautiful soul and I know you’ll fall in love with her just like I did!

 

Check out more about Business Jump here → https://businessjumpco.com/

The Riches Are In the Niches with Ramona Rice of Spapreneur

Apr 30, 2018 47:52

Description:

If you wanted a step by step on HOW to go deeper into you niche so you can reap the massive benefits, then this is the episode to listen to!  Ramona Rice is the Founder of Spapreneur, a podcast, community and support for independent women spa owners who are growing their day spas purposefully.

 

She decided to serve this niche because her mom, Lynn Graves, went from owning a studio massage room in 1996 to a 4000 square foot day spa that generates over $1million in massage services each year.  And Ramona has spearheaded a lot of that growth through streamlining the systems, building an email list and creating quality experiences for their customers.

 

So, in 2016, she and her mom decided to start the Spapreneur podcast to help other independent day spa owners to do business well!  That podcast has turned into a thriving Facebook Group, a growing email list and a hungry community who is thankful for the support!

 

During this interview, Ramona dissects the step by step of how she got clear on her niche, what she did to build it out intentionally and how she’s been strategically offering products and services that are generating great revenue and serving her niche community!

 

She is brilliant and the true embodiment of everything I teach!  Growing a purposeful and profitable business!


Check out more about Ramona here → https://www.spapreneur.com/

Amplify Your Message with Your Signature Talk with Carol Cox of Speaking Your Brand

Apr 23, 2018 36:01

Description:

Carol Cox has been an active member of the Biz Women Rock community for years and I couldn’t be more excited to share our conversation with you!  She’s the owner of Speaking Your Brand, a company that specializes in helping high performing women entrepreneurs create their signature talks and keynote presentations.  

 

Now, you may already be out on the “speaking circuit,” as a way to enhance your visibility or you may know that speaking is a big part of what you want to do, so this interview with Carol is going to be incredibly helpful for you because we cover a TON of practical strategies including…

 

Understanding the difference between a signature talk - or keynote presentation - vs. an educational workshop

Carol’s 3 C’s of visibility

How to go about getting started creating your own signature talk

How to ensure you are intentional with your presentations so they DO something for your business!

How to go about acquiring KEYNOTE presentations - what will make you stand apart from everyone else!

Some of the biggest mistakes we make when getting out there on the speaking circuit!

 

Carol is a wealth of information and I guarantee you’ll get at least ONE actionable strategy that you can turn around and implement immediately!

 

The podcast episodes Carol refers to during our interview are:

 

Episode 59 - Don’t Sell From the Stage; What You Should Do Instead

https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/dont-sell-from-the-stage-carol-cox-podcast-59/

 

Episode 57 - How to Use Simple Story Structure to Create Compelling Content

https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/story-structure-carol-cox-podcast-57/


And, you can get Carol’s FREE download with tons of great stuff on it here: http://speakingyourbrand.com/bizwomenrock

 

Interested in getting more info from Carol?  Check out her website here: http://speakingyourbrand.com

What is Your Branding Archetype with Diane Diaz of The Brand Teacher

Apr 16, 2018 39:35

Description:

What is a Branding Archetype and why is knowing yours such a phenomenal, practical tool to help you in your business?

 

Those are the questions we’re answering on today’s episode.  I brought on the incredible Diane Diaz of The Brand Teacher.  She’s been a member of the Biz Women Rock community for a while, came to the 2017 Retreat and has since been a member of the Biz Women Rock Academy.  And through her involvement, I’ve seen just how passionate and talented she is at helping women entrepreneurs clarifying their BRANDS so they can better communicate their message to the world and thus, attract more clients to them.  

 

So when Diane asked if I wanted to take the Brand Archetype assessment before our interview, I hopped right on it and told her we could use me as a mini case study to not just talk about archetypes, but show you.

 

During today’s conversation, we discover that my primary archetype is THE HERO (not surprised) ;) and my #2 and #3 are the Magician and the Explorer.  More importantly, however is our discussion of what all that means and how I can use this information to help me show up more in line with my brand every single day!  

 

I pick out TWO pain points you might be feeling that would be the perfect reason to utilize this Brand Archetype process…

 

If you’re confused about where you are right now or where you want to go. If you want validation that the “normal” path of success may not necessarily be the one for you.

 

Bottom line: taking the time to do this branding work is incredibly worth it!  

 

To find out more about how Diane can walk you through this process, check out her website → http://thebrandteacher.com

 

And to get her freebie (a list of all the archetypes so you can see which one you think you are), go here → http://thebrandteacher.com/archetype  

 

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Bringing Mindfulness & Visioning to Productivity with Adriana Girdler

Apr 9, 2018 29:43

Description:

Process Improvement.  Productivity. Project management.  You would think with a company that offers these services to corporate clients, words like mindfulness and vision wouldn’t necessarily be a part of the conversation.  But, you would be wrong.

 

Adriana Girdler created the MVP approach (stands for Mindfulness, Vision and Productivity) because she noticed that in order to help her clients achieve their goals, she needed to incorporate these more “soft” concepts and practices.  

 

But believe me, they are not soft at all.  As a matter of fact, Adriana and I have an impassioned conversation about how VITAL getting clear on our vision - who we are, what we’re here to do, who we serve, etc. - is to true business success!  And how QUICKLY things unfold when you do the work to answer these questions!

 

During this conversation, we talk about the idea of a visual vision and why it’s so powerful.  We also discuss the difference between your mission and your vision.  Adriana shares the habits she’s cultivated over the years that allow her to stay in tuned with her own purpose and vision.  

 

Finally, she touches upon how she “walks the walk” with her own team and what her next steps are for her own vision! (Check out her YouTube Channel here → www.youtube.com/c/AdrianaGirdler

 

Adriana is a breath of fresh air in the space of productivity and process improvement and I can’t wait for you to learn from her!

 

Check out more about her company, CornerStone Dynamics here → http://www.cornerstonedynamics.com/ and www.MyVisualVision.com

 

Find her TEDx talk here --> watch it here

 

Tweet her: @AdrianaGirdler

Link with her: AdrianaGirdler

Instagram her: theadrianagirdler

 

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Not a member of our free private Facebook Group yet?  Make sure to join today! http://bizwomenrock.com/group

How to Be Found on LinkedIn with Becky Mollenkamp

Apr 2, 2018 32:34

Description:

Becky Mollenkamp has been an active member of the Biz Women Rock community for quite some time.  And, I proudly watched as she started a Facebook Group, Own It! Crush It!, a community for women entrepreneurs and is crushing it herself as its leader of over 1700 women!  As I’ve gotten to know Becky better, it became clear that she had a ton of knowledge about LinkedIn.  And because I am always trying to inspire myself and you to up our game on LinkedIn (a social media platform that I not-so-secretly don’t enjoy), I invited her on to share her wisdom.

 

And let me tell you...she DELIVERS the goods!  Not even in the step by step (which she absolutely gets into), but the overall attitude with which to approach LinkedIn!

 

My favorite nugget is the fact that when people are on LinkedIn, they’re there to do BUSINESS.  Which is a GREAT thing for you! Because when they’re looking at your profile, commenting on your posts or messaging you, they are in the business mode!  

 

In this interview, Becky walks us through a few major steps on how to best optimize your LinkedIn profile so you can BE FOUND by people looking for exactly what you provide - products, services, speaking opportunities and featured press ops too!  

 

Here’s the quick run-down that she dives deeper into in the show:

 

SEO / Keywords Change the wording in your “job title” Summary Use LinkedIn! Show up with content and engage! Make connections

 

The strategies she gives behind each of these are golden and EASY TO IMPLEMENT!

 

If you want to find out more about Becky, check out her LinkedIn profile here → https://www.linkedin.com/in/beckymollenkamp

 

And you can check out more about everything she offer here → http://beckymollenkamp.com/

 

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Not a member of our free private Facebook Group yet?  Make sure to join today! http://bizwomenrock.com/group

SOLO - Inside the Journey of a 6 Figure Mompreneur: Katie's Story

Mar 26, 2018 59:39

Description:

I was recently asked to give a Keynote presentation for the Tampa Bay Business Owners.  That name may sound familiar to you because, yes, it was the company I ran for 7 years alongside my hubs.  So, when he asked me to Keynote, I was actually more nervous than any other presentation I’ve given to date!  (You’d think it would be the opposite since it is a group I know so intimately).  

 

Why?  Because I had seen SO MANY amazing people standing on that stage over all those years and knew what a powerful platform it is!  And, because I have never truly told my entrepreneurial story before. I mean, in pieces, yes. As a way to drive home points during strategic presentations, sure.  But the whole story? Nope. And that was a bit nerve-wracking for me.

 

I’m turning around and sharing the recording of that Keynote with you because, for as much as you hear me talk about the pieces of all those “ups and downs,” I want to make sure you really get that I’ve had them!  In so many ways that you wouldn’t guess!  Like, did you know this whole thing started with me writing an ebook about how to find true love? And did you know I had a copywriting business?   Did you know I had a successful YouTube channel that I just gave up one day?

 

I realized as I was putting this presentation together that it was the perfect embodiment of our pasts only making sense when we stopped for a second and looked back at how all the dots connected.  

 

It’s just like Steve Jobs said,

 

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward.  You can only connect connect them looking backwards.  So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”

 

My intention is to share with you how I connected the dots in this moment so that you may feel an immense amount of GRACE for yourself and TRUST as you continue to move forward through your own story.  

 

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Join the Biz Women Rock Academy today and get your business working FOR you purposefully, productively and profitably!  http://BizWomenRockAcademy.com

LIVE COACHING: Creating an Efficient Sales Process with Julie Shopa of Clarity Financial

Mar 19, 2018 32:50

Description:

Julie Shopa has owned Clarity Financial for 10 years.  She provides bookkeeping services for her clients who are ready to hand over their books so they can focus on what they love doing.  

 

During this LIVE COACHING SESSION, Julie initially asks for clarification around her packages - “I want to have packages that are easy for people to say yes to,” was her statement to me.  But after a bit of digging, it becomes obvious that her packages are just one piece of the larger puzzle...her sales process takes forever!  From start to finish, it can take weeks - and this is with people who reach out to her and are ready to do business with her!  

 

So we spend this session dissecting her sales process and create efficiencies, automation, templates - and yes, we chat about her packages and some easy ways she can begin to organize them - so she can take something that takes 8 steps and turn it into 4.  

 

I am a systems junkie, so I THRIVE when it comes to creating efficiencies!  So I believe that anyone - whether you have a team or are working solo - can benefit from being more systemized in your approach to the work you do over and over and over again!

 

Check out more about Julie’s company here → http://www.clarityfinances.com/




These LIVE COACHING SESSIONS are here so you can get deep insight into business issues, ideas and challenges that we all face as we create strategies, solutions and action plans that you can benefit from!  It's also a great way to see just how transformative it can be to allow another qualified person into your business so you can save time, money and energy that you would normally take figuring it out on your own!  We're in this together!



If you are interested in private coaching and strategy, then let’s talk!  You can set up a 15 Minute Match Session to see if we’re a perfect match! ;) http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie/

What's Really Holding You Back From the Success You Deserve with Andrea Owen of Your Kick Ass Life

Mar 12, 2018 31:13

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Andrea Owen is the awesome lady behind Your Kick Ass Life.  She’s a life coach, writer and self-proclaimed Hellraiser.  During our conversation, we’re diving deep into the topic of her most recent book, How to Stop Feeling Like Shit.  Self-doubt, negative self-talk and all the things we have swirling around in our heads that keeps us from living vibrantly.  Yup. We’re going there.

 

And, of course, I ask Andrea about the business behind her book, how she’s marketing it (she’s got some cool strategies for getting it out there!) and her purpose behind it!  Andrea is amazing and I know you’re going to LOVE her!

 

Check out Andrea’s website here → http://yourkickasslife.com/

LIVE COACHING: I Have a New Business Idea That Has Nothing to Do With My Current Company - How Do I Manage the Branding? With Anna Dutko

Mar 5, 2018 35:55

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Anna Dutko has a challenge.  For the past 2 years, she’s done an awesome job creating a fitness business (Round 2 Fitness) that has established her as an expert in her field.  She’s super active on Facebook and has built an audience who loves her!  But something new has emerged for her and it’s got her creative attention.

 

And it has nothing to do with fitness.

 

In early 2017, Anna went through a breakup and when she went back onto the dating scene, she found herself saying no to a lot of dates.  Upon diving why she was saying no, she realized she had no idea what she really enjoyed. So, she decided to take herself on “30 dates in 30 days,” started a blog about her experience and the idea has lit a fire inside of her (and caught the curiosity of a ton of people along the way!).

 

During this LIVE COACHING session, Anna’s asking for help clarifying how she should show up with this new brand in a way that doesn’t impede on her fitness business but optimizes the audience she’s built from it!

 

We talk about two brands co-existing and the huge benefit to NOT shutting one down to work 100% on the other.  We also get into the next steps Anna can take to see if her new business idea has legs (which is totally does!) and start building her audience for that!  And, we talk about practical ways for her to keep attention on her fitness business in a way that maximizes its output and minimizes her creative input.  (Using the Decision-Making Matrix, which you can get for free here → http://bizwomenrock.com/decision)

 

These LIVE COACHING SESSIONS are here so you can get deep insight into business issues, ideas and challenges that we all face as we create strategies, solutions and action plans that you can benefit from!  It's also a great way to see just how transformative it can be to allow another qualified person into your business so you can save time, money and energy that you would normally take figuring it out on your own!  We're in this together!


If you are interested in private coaching and strategy, then let’s talk!  You can set up a 15 Minute Match Session to see if we’re a perfect match! ;) http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie/

4 Lessons After 4 Years of Biz Women Rock

Feb 26, 2018 32:31

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Whaaaaat?!?!  I can’t believe it’s been FOUR YEARS since Biz Women Rock began.  In February 2014, I launched the first episode of the Biz Women Rock podcast...a podcast that would immediately attract the most incredible, ambitious women entrepreneurs I have ever had the privilege of knowing (that would be YOU), whom I get to connect with every day.  A podcast that would give birth to an entire BUSINESS MODEL for me that allows me to work from anywhere, build meaningful relationships with fellow biz women, lean into my gifts as a writer, communicator, leader and supporter of women, be home with my daughter a lot, spend quality time with my entrepreneurial hubs and provides prosperity for me and my family.  All in all...it’s provided me the opportunity to live my life by MY DESIGN.  

 

And no...I had no idea this is where I would be when I put my first episode out into the world 4 years ago!

 

Have you ever heard the saying amongst parents that goes, “the years are short, but the days are long?”  That’s how I feel about business.  In so many ways, I feel like I’m just getting air under my wings to take off (and that that process is sloooooow in the making!).  And in other ways, I feel so far beyond anything I possibly could have imagined 4 years ago!

 

In celebration of this milestone, I wanted to share with you just FOUR of the biggest lessons I’ve learned so far on my Biz Women Rock journey, in hopes that it will give you a bit of an insight into just how raw and imperfect it has been and so I can truly honor YOU for being a part of it...heck, for being the reason I’m here 4 years later!


LESSON #1: TAKE FAST AND PURPOSEFUL ACTION

 

In the past four years, I have launched a lot of things, all with a deep desire to find the ideal marriage of GIVING VALUE to you and LIVING IN MY GIFTS (that’s what I call Business Bliss!).  Online courses, live group programs, challenges, Masterminds, Coaching, the Academy...the list goes on.  And as I look back, the lesson I can see staring me in the face is this: I wish I would have taken action FASTER.  I wish I would have not hesitated so much.  I wish I would have not let fear or anxiety or self-doubt keep me in holding patterns for so long before I finally took action.  

 

But let me be clear…”fast action” does not mean “ready, fire, aim” to me.  It doesn’t mean walking aimlessly into a new endeavor.  Because I have also learned that just taking action - without a strategic and purposeful reason behind it - can just cause a lot of anxiety, chaos and ultimately...a hell of a lot of TIME...the one commodity we never get back.  

 

When I launched the Biz Women Rock podcast, I had no idea what I was doing.  I knew I was in love with business.  And I knew that I loved supporting women.  And my podcast was going to be the way that I brought those two loves together.  I never thought about what I wanted to do with it.  I never spent time visioning about what could be because of it.  I never even considered a strategic business model (other than...launch a podcast, get some sponsors).  And while I don’t regret anything I did in those early years, if I were to do it all over again, I would approach that podcast with so much more INTENTION.  

 

Luann Nigara of A Well Designed Business was recently on the podcast (her episode is here: http://bizwomenrock.com/transition-new-phase-business-luann-nigara-window-works/) and she is such a great example of what it looks like to be intentional and purposeful and strategic with any new business endeavor!  

 

I would have done THAT.

 

Not because I would have followed that plan perfectly (let’s be honest, at the beginning of ANY business endeavor, we’re all clueless about what’s ahead!), but because it would have forced me to be more efficient with my marketing, my actions, my money and ultimately, with my time.  

 

It would have brought me to where I am a LOT faster.  And that, combined with taking FAST ACTION, is a recipe for crazy awesome success!


LESSON #2: DEVELOP YOUR SALES SKILLS

 

Oh girl.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “I hate selling!” or “I suck at selling!” from my community members.  And all the while I would give very wise advice that looked like “give, give, give...then sell,” or “your customers will sell for you if you do a great job for them!”  I call the bullshit flag on this one...I was wrong.  Well...not wrong...just incomplete.  

 

Selling is the ability to tap your ideal customer on the shoulder, offer her / him exactly what they want and need by communicating effectively and giving it to them as they happily give you money for it.  

 

SELLING IS A SKILL that we all need to develop.  

 

Because selling, my dear, is where the rubber meets the road...it’s where the dollars come in and communicate to you that you are doing a great job, that you are providing value to people who need it, that you are solving problems in an effective way.  

 

Selling is how you make a profit.

 

And if you’re not making a profit in your business, something needs to shift NOW.

 

One of the stand out books I’ve read over the past few years is called THE GOAL (https://www.amazon.com/Goal-Process-Ongoing-Improvement/dp/0884271951/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519409111&sr=1-1&keywords=the+goal&dpID=519C2Gz-v2L&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch). The foundational concept is that the #1 goal of any business is to make a PROFIT.  Which can seem a little callused, right?  Especially if you are like me and in business to make a difference in the world.  I mean, isn’t the goal of my business to improve the business journeys of women all around the globe?  Isn’t the purpose to be a light to you so I can help you see how AMAZING you are so you can truly live BIG?  Isn’t the purpose to build a team of incredible people who are financially supported by such an amazing company?  Isn’t the goal to give to causes that are important to me and that help others?

 

Of course.  But if you are not PROFITABLE, then you cannot do any of these things.  The lifeblood of your business is money.  And the way to get money is SALES.

 

It’s worth noting that I have SUCKED at this for a very long time.  It’s only been in the past 2 years that I have challenged myself to put offers out there, to talk about my coaching, to flat out tell women on the phone how life changing I know my Mastermind will be for them and that I would do them a disservice if I didn’t encourage them to join now!

 

The more I practice, the better I become.  The more effective I am at communicating to you how AMAZING these resources I’ve created for you are.  Because I BELIEVE in them!  Because I see they work for your peers!  Because I want to give you everything you could possibly need to ensure you have true business bliss!  (you see?  Not so bad after hating selling 4 years ago, eh?) ;)  

 

So, develop your skills as a SALES PERSON.  As someone who can intelligently and effectively communicate how YOUR product or service is exactly what your ideal customer wants and needs!


LESSON #3: YOU BE YOU

 

This might be THE biggest lesson of all.  And it’s a lesson I keep learning over and over and over again.  

 

I was a guest on another podcast recently and the host asked me, “Katie, you’ve worked with thousands of business women at this point in some way...what do you see as the biggest thing that stands in their way of success?”

 

Without hesitation, I answered…

 

“Ourselves.”

 

Hands down the biggest challenge we women entrepreneurs have (myself included here) is our own internal thoughts and beliefs that are keeping us from true success.

 

Self-Doubt.  Hesitation.  Blocks.  Limiting beliefs.  Fear.  Comparison.  “Should-do’s.”  Ooooh, girl...it’s all there.  


So much of the work to be done along our journeys is the personal development it takes to deal with this junk head on so we can transform ourselves - and our businesses - into what we’re meant to be!

 

And the way to do this is to go deep inside and know YOU.  So that when a new business idea comes up or money gets tight or an employee quits or something drastic in our industry changes, we know what to do.  

 

It’s business done from the inside out.  It’s being INTENTIONAL with every move we make.

 

But it’s also so much more than that.  When you embody the concept of You Be You, of letting YOU be your guide, then creating and executing business growth strategies becomes ridiculously easy.  

 

You’re able to easily answer the most basic questions in business…

 

Who am I?

What are my gifts?

Who is my ideal customer?

What are my offerings and how are they unique?  

What are the features and benefits of my offerings?

How am I currently attracting customers that works?

Where are my customers and what are creative ways I can get their attention?

What experience do I want my customers to have with me?

 

You see where I’m going with this?

 

This is personal branding, business branding and marketing at its core.  And unfortunately, this is the exact opposite of how most of us create our business growth strategies.  

 

Typically, we do it by looking outside of ourselves.  By looking at what others are doing that’s working.  By mimicking “successful” people in our industry.  By hungrily buying every single course and book and webinar out there to learn about strategies that sound so good!  

 

Acquiring more education and looking for great models of success is not a bad thing.  But consuming all that information without a strong sense of who YOU are, what YOUR vision is, what YOUR strategic advantage is, what YOUR customers and soon to be customers desire...that’s when it becomes a mind-spinning, anxiety-producing, fear-based experience that feels SO DRAINING.

 

That’s when we start to work around the clock to “keep up.”  That’s when we freeze for days, weeks or even months at a time to put something out there into the world because we are paralyzed by fear.  That’s when we start comparing ourselves to everyone else in our industry.  That’s when we start listening to that voice in our head that there’s no way we can make a lot of money and do what we love...that it just can’t be that easy...that we have to work hard for it and it has to be a journey filled with suffering.

 

I know this because I’m ON that journey.  And if you’ve listened to my podcast long enough or been a part of the Biz Women Rock Facebook Group, then you’ve already seen YOU BE YOU in action!  You already know that I am often spiraling down into low moments as I try to “figure it out,” and that the ONLY way I get out of these low moments is to go deep inside ME for the answers.  And moreover, the more I get connected to ME, the less I experience the low moments!

 

When you totally own the concept of You Be You, you get that all the answers to the success you crave are already inside of you.


LESSON #4: GET HELP & SUPPORT!

 

It took me a loooooooong time to get help from others.  Because I was honestly terrified that if others saw the mess inside my business (and inside my head), then they would lose all respect for me.  It would confirm my biggest fear that I’m not good enough.  

 

This prevented me from hiring team members, investing in coaches, joining courses and even participating in Masterminds or accountability groups.  

 

Which meant that my growth was 100% up to me.  

 

Which meant that my growth was slooooooooooow.

 

Now this may sound contrary to the lesson of You Be You, but it’s not.  Because when know yourself, then you know where you have a skill deficit, or strategy deficit or accountability deficit and you can seek out others who can support you or train you.  You approach outside help as a way to enhance your journey.  

 

Okay, back to my slow growth.

 

My season for slow growth was before Biz Women Rock.  So, when I started this company, I swore to myself that I would actively seek out support and help so I could grow FAST and PURPOSEFULLY.

 

So I joined a Mastermind.  

 

And then hired a coach.

 

And hired a team.

 

And invested - and continue to invest - in courses.

 

And read great books.

 

And have had a few accountability partners.

 

And go to conferences.

 

And guess what?

 

My growth has been fast!  (And a hell of a lot more enjoyable!)

 

So take on lesson #3 of You Be You and then seek out the help and support you need!


BONUS LESSON: BE GRATEFUL

 

You are a high performing, ambitious woman entrepreneur and you’re always moving, achieving, reaching.  And I love you for that.  

 

But take time to be GRATEFUL for who you are and what you have NOW.  Because it is the key for living in business bliss - for truly enjoying and appreciating every step of this crazy journey.

 

I am grateful for YOU.  Because 4 years ago, all I knew was that I wanted to talk to YOU.  I wanted to support YOU.  I wanted to help you shine in any way I could.  And no matter if you’ve been listening to this show that entire time or this is your first episode, I am SO GRATEFUL you’ve let me into your life and connect with you.  

 

Happy 4 year anniversary to Biz Women Rock...a podcast, a community, a business, a movement that is here for YOU.

LIVE COACHING: I Want to Leave My Full Time Job and Make My Travel Business Work with Francesca Montillo

Feb 19, 2018 35:36

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Francesca Montillo is the founder of Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures.  She provides cooking classes, easy to make Italian recipes and guided culinary tours around her homeland of Italy.  

 

Like many entrepreneurs, she’s still working a full time job and wants to turn her side hustle into a full time business that can provide for her!  

 

During this LIVE COACHING SESSION, Francesca and I dive into what her true goals are in the next phase of her business (and how that will get her closer to doing it full time) and back into what actions she needs to take to make it a reality.  

 

We discover that her cooking classes and Italian tours actually require their own individual marketing plans, as they attract different people.  Which led us to identifying WHO HER AVATAR really is!

 

We spend the rest of the session digging into creative ways Francesca can go about getting in front of them in a meaningful way.  Strategic storytelling (making sure she tells her story as an Italian woman and foodie who is passionate about sharing her country with others!), creating a local Meetup group (so she can build quality in-person relationships) and Google Ads were just a few of the things we discussed.

 

This episode is ideal for you if you’re trying your best to figure out WHAT you should focus on to give you results FAST that can get you out of your day job and into doing what you truly love to do full time!

 

Check out more about Francesca’s awesome Italian culinary tours here → https://www.thelazyitalian.com/

 

These LIVE COACHING SESSIONS are here so you can get deep insight into business issues, ideas and challenges that we all face as we create strategies, solutions and action plans that you can benefit from!  It's also a great way to see just how transformative it can be to allow another qualified person into your business so you can save time, money and energy that you would normally take figuring it out on your own!  We're in this together!

 

If you are interested in private coaching and strategy, then let’s talk!  You can set up a 15 Minute Match Session to see if we’re a perfect match! ;) http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie/

LIVE COACHING: How to I Fill My Programs & Create a Larger Movement with Linda Berger

Feb 12, 2018 45:49

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Linda Berger is the creator of Business Women Warriors, a 90 Day program that helps ambitious business women focus in on ONE GOAL they have and work on it intentionally (and with accountability!) so they can achieve it!  Her program is the culmination of years of being a productivity coach and she has a gift for helping clients create results when they FOCUS.  

 

During this LIVE COACHING SESSION, I’m helping Linda strategize practical ways to get more women in her 90 Day Business Women Warriors Challenge!  Because this will allow her to realize her big dream of creating a movement!  

 

If you’ve ever wanted to attract MORE of your ideal customers to your programs, then this is the episode for you!

 

To find out more about Linda and her program, check out her website here → http://businesswomenwarriors.com/

 

These LIVE COACHING SESSIONS are here so you can get deep insight into business issues, ideas and challenges that we all face as we create strategies, solutions and action plans that you can benefit from!  It's also a great way to see just how transformative it can be to allow another qualified person into your business so you can save time, money and energy that you would normally take figuring it out on your own!  We're in this together!



If you are interested in private coaching and strategy, then let’s talk!  You can set up a 15 Minute Match Session to see if we’re a perfect match! ;) http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie/

LIVE COACHING: How Do I Monetize My Podcast & Community with Julie Neale of Mother's Quest

Feb 5, 2018 51:21

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Julie Neale is a total sweetheart.  She started her business and podcast Mother’s Quest in 2016 so she could talk about and support fellow moms who were looking for a more EPIC life...as she was on her own quest.  

 

During this LIVE COACHING SESSION, we do a deep dive into how Julie can do a better job of monetizing her podcast and community.  She’s aware she’s at the beginning phases of this (at the time of this recording, she had just brought on her first paying private clients!) and is prepared for a year of experimentation, but feels like there’s something she’s not seeing.

 

So, I walk her through a few specific exercises that help her get clear about WHAT she has to offer that provides value to her mothers and HOW she can translate that into helping her create a financial goal she has for December 1, 2018!

 

PS: it’s worth noting here that Julie has one of the BEST and most TOUCHING ways she monetizes her podcast!!!  It’s called a dedication and it’s brilliant!

 

There are a few tools I’ve used for many of my private coaching clients that I discuss here with Julie and one of them is the Decision-Making Matrix, which I am making available to you, totally FREE.

 

Get the Decision Making Matrix here → http://bizwomenrock.com/decision

 

The final conclusion we come to is this: she already has everything she needs to GO! :)

 

Check out more about Julie here → http://mothersquest.com/


These LIVE COACHING SESSIONS are here so you can get deep insight into business issues, ideas and challenges that we all face as we create strategies, solutions and action plans that you can benefit from!  It's also a great way to see just how transformative it can be to allow another qualified person into your business so you can save time, money and energy that you would normally take figuring it out on your own!  We're in this together!

 

If you are interested in private coaching and strategy, then let’s talk!  You can set up a 15 Minute Match Session to see if we’re a perfect match! ;) http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie/

How to Transition into a New Phase of Business with Luann Nigara of Window Works

Jan 29, 2018 40:17

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It’s going to take you all of 5 seconds to fall in love with Luann Nigara.  She’s a brilliant woman entrepreneur who’s been running Window Works, a company that provides custom window and awning treatments, for over 30 years.  In that time, she and her two partners - her husband and her cousin - have grown to 3 locations in New Jersey (and then retracted back into their one hub store), managed a growing team and dealt with just about every entrepreneurial experience along the way.  

 

Back in 2015, Luann launched her podcast, A Well Designed Business, a show where she marries her love of business and interior design and talks to folks in her industry.  And from the podcast, an entirely new business has emerged...private coaching, masterminds and live events.  

 

And even though this type of business model is all new to Luann, her strategy behind all of it is incredibly INTENTIONAL.  

 

During this incredible conversation, Luann and I discuss why she started her podcast as a TRANSITIONAL PLATFORM and how she saw it as the building block into the new phase of their company.  We talk very candidly about how she had to present the podcast business plan to her husband and cousin and start at their base level question of “what is a podcast and how is it going to help us?”  She shares a powerful exercise she did before she launched her podcast that has proven to be monumental in what’s happened since.  

 

And we finish by talking about Luann’s two biggest habits that she credits to keeping her in line with her WHY and moving forward successfully all these years! (they both gave me goosebumps!).

 

You can check out more about Window Works here → https://www.windowworks-nj.com/

 

And make sure to listen to Luann’s podcast, A Well Designed Business here → https://luannnigara.com/a-well-designed-business/

Create Healthy Habits By Taking Tiny Actions with Mariah Secrest-Comer of the Wellthy Boss

Jan 24, 2018 39:31

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I know...you’ve heard it 1000 times: get enough sleep, eat healthy food and exercise regularly.  Not a new formula, right?  But how do we actually make these changes?  Especially when we’re in the throws of building our businesses?  I mean, late nights, crappy food and extra pounds are just a part of the “successful entrepreneur” right of passage, aren’t they?

 

NOPE.  

 

And that’s why I brough Mariah Secrest-Comer on the show today.  She’s the owner of Wellthy Boss (http://wellthyboss.com) and loves helping entrepreneurs - we hard-driving, ambitious, crazy people - incorporate healthy habits that ultimately give us lasting results - in our bodies, our minds and our businesses!

 

I’m giving this to you as a BONUS EPISODE because (at the time of the recording), it’s mid January 2018 and you’re well into the New Year, which means that you’re pushing hard towards those big goals (and perhaps even had some “healthy” goals on your resolution list for the New Year).  So, I figured it would be the perfect time to talk about the SIMPLE and TINY ACTIONS you can take to tweak your sleep, your eating and your exercise routines so you can continue building your business productively!

 

Mariah shares her best tips on what to do to get OPTIMAL sleep and whether to stay up late or get up early (keeping in mind the “Wonder Window” of sleep).  She also shares the concept of having a “placeholder workout,” to help you ensure you MOVE your body!  And she shares her big secret for ensuring you eat healthy every day of the week in a way that is efficient!

 

Mariah believes that taking TINY ACTIONS towards a healthier life is what ultimately makes a big difference, so I’m challenging you to take a tiny action on something you hear today!

 

Find out more about Mariah here → http://www.wellthyboss.com/

 

And to listen to the podcast episode she refers to during our convo, click here → http://www.wellthyboss.com/tiny-habits-w-bj-fogg-linda-fogg-phillips/

Live Event Strategies and Power vs. Force in Selling with Erin Joy of Black Dress Partners

Jan 22, 2018 41:29

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Erin Joy and I connected on a deep level instantly.  She’s the owner of Black Dress Partners, which provides private coaching and consulting and live events for female business owners in St. Louis, Missouri.  She’s also a mom of a gorgeous little girl and dedicated to living a big life.

 

During this conversation, Erin shares a bit about how she started her company (as a single mom when her daughter was 1!) and how she structures her services.  In addition to her monthly round tables, she also produces workshops, mini events and her signature annual conference called The Midwest Business Owners Conference.  

 

Erin gives great tips for how to use events to create a community around a signature event (so good!) that will deepen the impact of the attendees, the sponsors and ultimately her big purpose!

 

We get into a deep discussion about using power vs. force in your conversations to SELL into your programs and services and what Erin’s big mission is here to do in this world (and why “being a household name” means something more than feeding her ego).  

 

Definitely check out The Midwest Business Owners Conference here → http://www.midwestwboconference.com/

 

And find out more about Erin and Black Dress Partners here → http://blackdresspartners.com/

The Power of Storytelling and The Biz Results It Brings with Dawn Fraser

Jan 15, 2018 45:40

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Dawn Fraser blew my mind on today’s episode and I know you’ll feel the same way after listening.  Because we’re not just talking about “how to be a better speaker” or “how to build a speaking business,” we’re talking about storytelling.  The art of a story...of your story...and how infusing your marketing, your website, your talks and your conversations with YOUR STORY is a seriously powerful way to grow your business.

 

Why?  Because sharing our stories gives us an opportunity to deepen CONNECTION.  And it’s that connection that drives the “know, love and trust” factor through the roof!  

 

And it won’t take you very long to see why Dawn is such a genius at storytelling.  She’s been teaching and coaching others on the power of storytelling for a long time, works with The Moth, has a show and upcoming podcast Barbershop Stories, has given a tremendous TED talk and works with so many entrepreneurs who want to better infuse storytelling into their business so they can have better results.

 

During our conversation, Dawn walks us through the actual elements of a great story (the 5 beats or narrative arc), which will immediately make you think of your favorite movie and how well they followed this formula!  And we also get into being vulnerable...what questions to ask yourself when you know you want to share stories about yourself but don’t quite know if you should or how you should.  I even share about a super low moment I had in my business as a great example of how and when to share vulnerably!

 

This episode itself has a beautiful narrative arc to it AND will give you practical steps to start infusing your own story into your business immediately!

 

To find out more about Dawn, check out her website here → http://www.dawnjfraser.com/

Inside a Mastermind Part 4: From an Entrepreneur Mindset to a Business Owner Mindset with Heather Robertson-Devine

Jan 13, 2018 39:00

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Wait, what?  I thought "entrepreneur" and "business owner" meant the same thing?

 

Not according to my good friend and Mastermind participant, Heather Robertson-Devine.  She's the owner of Books del Sur, a phenomenal company that supplies schools with authentic Spanish books to support dual language programs around the country!

 

Heather will be the first to share that when she began the Biz Women Rock Masterminds in 2017, she was showing up to her business with the mindset of "oh, this little business I have," even though her company had all the markers of "successful" to anyone looking in.

 

Six months later, Heather has a very different mindset and approach to her business.

 

And in today's INSIDE A MASTERMIND SERIES, she's talked about why and how that shift occurred for her!

 

I absolutely LOVE sharing these inside looks into the Biz Women Rock Masterminds because I'm so juiced up about the massive UPLEVELING they can do to your business in a relatively short period of time!

 

If you know you're ready to change the way you show up to your business so you can experience the results you've dreamed about, then apply to the 2018 Biz Women Rock Masterminds today --> http://bizwomenrock.com/2018-masterminds/

 

Here's to your best year yet!

 

Love,

 

Katie

Inside a Mastermind: Part 3 Allie Weitzel

Jan 13, 2018 39:18

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"You just don't know until you experience it!"

 

Over the past 9 years of facilitating Masterminds, this is the most common phrases I've heard from participants when I ask them about how they would explain their experience to others.

 

Which may be why Masterminds may seem a bit like a "Secret Society" sometimes.  Because, well...they are!

 

In the best sort of way, of course.

 

They're a sacred space where YOU can nurture and grow your best business self within the safe confines of your wise peers.

 

And no amount of genius marketing I could ever do would give true voice to their power.

 

Which is why I created this series and brought on amazing women entrepreneurs who have participated in the Biz Women Rock Masterminds!

 

Because who better to share what really happens inside a Mastermind than the participants themselves!?

 

Today, I'm so happy to be featuring the amazing Allie Weitzel.  She's the owner of Summit Business Team, a company that helps small business owners with bookkeeping, payroll, taxes and accounting and overall financial strategies.

 

When Allie started the Biz Women Rock Mastermind in July 2017, her business focus was getting rattled by...life (life happens, right?).  Six months later, Allie has gained so much more than focus.  She's gained an entirely new way to show up to her business AND life so they can all thrive!

 

Love,

Katie

 

PS: If you know you're ready to change the way you show up to your business so you can experience the results you've dreamed about, then apply to the 2018 Biz Women Rock Masterminds today --> http://bizwomenrock.com/2018-masterminds/

Inside a Mastermind: Part 2 Kim Birbrower

Jan 13, 2018 44:06

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There are so many ways people are using the word "Mastermind" to provide support for entrepreneurs these days.  Which is why I want to make sure you know exactly how the Biz Women Rock Masterminds work - from the Inside Out - so you can be educated about this phenomenal resource at your fingertips!

 

Today is part 2 of the Inside a Mastermind Series so you can get a real view of what the Masterminds are all about!

 

Today, my guest will be Kim Birbrower of Big Picture Educational.

 

Sneak peak: Kim was about to give up on her business entirely before she joined the Biz Women Rock Mastermind in 2017.  Hearing about the turnaround she had - and why she had it - is worth showing up for!

 

Love,

 

Katie

 

PS: If you know you're ready to change the way you show up to your business so you can experience the results you've dreamed about, then apply to the 2018 Biz Women Rock Masterminds today --> http://bizwomenrock.com/2018-masterminds/

Inside a Mastermind: Part 1 Tina Conroy

Jan 13, 2018 36:38

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Ever wonder what it's really like inside the heart of a business Mastermind?

 

Today, I'm kicking off a special 4 part Series called Inside a Mastermind.  It will feature four incredible women entrepreneurs who have been a part of the Biz Women Rock Masterminds and they're sharing their own experiences of what really happens inside a Mastermind.  

 

They'll share about...

 

* Where they were in business when they started

* What their goals were

* What they wanted to get out of their Mastermind experience

* Why they decided to do it

* What they got out of the mastermind that was completely unexpected

* An update on how they did with their goals by the end

* Their inside view of the entire experience!

 

Today, my guest will be the amazing Tina Conroy of The Intuitive Woman.

 

If you've been wondering about how a Mastermind really works and how you can leverage one to get MAXIMUM RESULTS out of your business in 2018, then join me for this FREE Series!

 

Love,

 

Katie

 

PS: If you know you're ready to change the way you show up to your business so you can experience the results you've dreamed about, then apply to the 2018 Biz Women Rock Masterminds today --> http://bizwomenrock.com/2018-masterminds/

Step by Step of Building an Online Business with Kendra Hennessey of Mother Like a Boss

Jan 8, 2018 31:03

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The moment Kendra Hennessey came into my space, I knew I had to talk to her.  She’s the Founder of Mother Like a Boss, an online company that is dedicated to bringing homemaking into the present helping moms better run their homes so they and everyone in their family can thrive.  

 

She started her entrepreneurial journey as a house cleaner and after 10 years of that, decided she was done and wanted to do something that really lit her up.  So in January 2016, she began Mother Like a Boss and spent the next year stumbling as she tried to figure out what the brand actually was and how she could best serve.  

 

During our conversation, Kendra shares her story about how she first began creating platforms where her audience could be attracted to her, some of her biggest failures that eventually forced her to LISTEN to what her moms really wanted...versus what she THOUGHT they wanted.  And a collaboration that not only grew her audience but shot her business into an entirely new stratosphere!

 

Check out more about Kendra here → http://www.kendrahennessy.com/

LIVE COACHING: Clients Aren't Showing Up For Their Sessions and It's Wasting My Time with Anna Seewald of Authentic Parenting

Jan 1, 2018 44:32

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Anna Seewald is the Founder of Authentic Parenting.  She’s a coach, educator, podcaster and mother who provides tons of resources for parents.  About half of her company’s revenue comes in from a very specific type of parenting education - a 12 week parenting class that’s been court ordered.  These parents are not choosing to take this class, but are mandated to do so.  It’s a very special niche that Anna gets a lot of joy from serving.

 

After Anna books these sessions with these parents, a majority of them either don’t show up or cancel last minute, despite her current reminder system.

 

It’s a major frustration for her because she feels like her time is wasted! (we can all relate, right?!).  During our LIVE COACHING call, I get down to the nitty gritty of Anna’s process with the ultimate belief that we train others how to treat us.  

 

We talk about her step by step process and make minor, but significant tweaks in it so she can make sure she’s properly communicating how she works.  We also talk through how she can set expectations - including how she’s collecting payments in advance - so the show up rate is just one of many benefits!  We discuss the use of a cancellation policy and creating a standard process that all clients can follow!

 

This LIVE COACHING call is perfect for you if you have ever dealt with “flaky” clients or feel like your time is being wasted by others.  Or if you feel like your schedule is all over the place because you’re trying to make things work for everyone (instead of you setting the standard for how you work!).  

 

You can find out more about Anna here → http://authenticparenting.com/


These LIVE COACHING SESSIONS are here so you can get deep insight into business issues, ideas and challenges that we all face as we create strategies, solutions and action plans that you can benefit from!  It's also a great way to see just how transformative it can be to allow another qualified person into your business so you can save time, money and energy that you would normally take figuring it out on your own!  We're in this together!


If you are interested in private coaching and strategy, then let’s talk!  You can set up a 15 Minute Match Session to see if we’re a perfect match! ;) http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie/

Year in Review: What Worked, What Didn’t and All the Lessons Learned in 2017

Dec 28, 2017 27:12

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I absolutely love the end of the year because it forces me to stop, breathe and acknowledge everything that happened.  If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly moving forward and thus oftentimes forget to learn the vital lessons the past has to teach us - and therefore guide us in our next moves ahead.

 

So, I want to take this opportunity to share with you - in true, RAW Katie style - my year in review for Biz Women Rock.  I’m sharing the tools I loved, the best investments I made, the things that worked really well...and all the things that DIDN’T work and the ginormous lessons I learned this year.  

 

My purpose for sharing all of this is two-fold.  

 

First, I want to key you into some of the great tools and strategies that worked for my business so you can be aware of them to use as you see fit for yours.  These are tech tools for organization and productivity, education and courses I invested in that created big changes and practices I habitualized that made deep impacts!

 

Second, my intention is that by sharing my own authentic business journey, you will feel a little less alone on yours...and thus, feel inspired and connected to move forward purposefully and powerfully!  I want you to learn from my mistakes, use strategies that worked for me and ultimately allow my journey to give you what you need to enhance your own.  We’re all in this game together!

 

So, here we go…


TECH TOOLS THAT I LOVED THIS YEAR:


HiFutureSelf:  An app you can program to send yourself messages in the future and on a regular basis.  For example, I have a message that gets sent to my phone every morning at 6:00am that says “Money comes to me easily and daily!” and one at 8:00am that says, “Show your man some love today, beautiful...he’s amazing and deserves it.”

 

Why I love this app: Automated affirmations!  It’s an automated way I can send little bursts of love and positivity to my mind throughout the day.  Life happens and these little messages that pop up (right at the time that I know I need them!) are incredibly powerful in training my mind to live in abundance, love and positivity!


Asana: Project management software that I (finally) started using to manage my team.

 

Why I love it: First, let’s talk about why I finally decided to grow up and use it.  Because I noticed that way too often, a project I would talk about with my social media manager one week would get overshadowed with in-the-moment needs and pretty soon, two weeks later, I would ask her, “where are we on project x?”  And she would have to go back into her emails or Facebook messages and we would both have to start from scratch.  Getting these projects into Asana helped me not only keep both of us on track, but forced me to shift from the “in the moment” marketing mentality to (gasp) pre-planning quality marketing campaigns and projects!  I’ve implemented the entire system for my team - all of whom were on different communication channels with me.  I love it because it keeps the forward movement of my business organized and concise!  And it gives me ONE PLACE to talk to my team.


Lucky Bitch Money Tracker: a free iPhone app (sorry android users) created by Denise Duffield-Thomas, whom I’ve featured on the show a few times).  She’s the founder of Lucky Bitch and everything she does - her courses, her books, her events - all revolve around helping women bust through money blocks to create lives of financial abundance.  Her Money Tracker app is one of the two programs I use to track every single cent that come into my life so I know where my money is at all times.

 

Why I love this app: Because it is simple to use, I can use it in the moment of receiving a notification that someone has purchased something from me and - most importantly - it has a slew of categories that have nothing to do with business.  Which means that I am recording ALL money that comes into my life, not just in business.  I record gift cards people give me, money I randomly find, rent that my tenant pays me...anything!  Which means that I am honoring and feeling gratitude for all the financial abundance around me!  The best part is that everytime I enter something into the app, it makes the cha-ching! sound! :)


THE BEST PERSONAL & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS I INVESTED IN THIS YEAR:


Private Coaching: In 2017, I invested $10,000 in private coaching services.  I’m not going to lie and say it was easy spending that money.  I did the pros and cons list like you probably have.  I had those questions come up in my head, do I really need to spend that much?  Will it be worth it?  I can really do this on my own...do I really need to hire someone to help me?  I’ll just wait until I make a bit more money and then invest it in a coach.  But despite these thoughts, I invested the money anyway because I just knew.  I knew I wanted to speed up my learning curve.  I knew I wanted my business to grow in ways that were out of my zone of genius.  Ultimately, I knew I needed to evolve into the person who was ready to experience the results I wanted...and that I needed customized help in that evolution.  

 

The Results: Without a doubt, my business would not have experienced the results it has this year - both in revenue and in me, it’s leader - had I not made that investment!  While we talked strategy, what my business coach really did for me this year was establish a mindset practice.  A way for me to productively create the life and business I truly love showing up to every day!  She did not feed me fish...she taught me to be a fisherman.  And having the customized access to her was vital as I had my ups and downs and needed feedback for pivoting at a moment’s notice.  

 

Giving business women customized coaching and strategizing is one of the ways I love providing support to the Biz Women Rock community!  If you’re ready to seriously uplevel your business, then let’s work together in 2018!  Just a few more private spots remain!


Money Bootcamp: This is Denise Duffield-Thomas’ signature course.  It’s 6 weeks of identifying money blocks and creating habits that welcome in financial abundance. It’s a self-study course, although she does offer live versions of it twice each year, which is one of the sessions I came in on.  The investment was $1,497 and I was happy to make it.  I’ve been following Denise for years and have loved all of her free content.  So, I knew her bootcamp would be amazing.  This year, however, was the year I knew I was ready for it.  Because I was dealing first hand with big money blocks.  Because I was ready to up my own game in business.  Because I finally GOT that the money I make in my business is directly correlated to the depth and breadth of women entrepreneurs I am impacting the world over!  And in order for me to live vibrantly in my mission of helping biz women grow purposeful, productive and profitable businesses, I was going to have to re-program my mindset on money...big time.  

 

Money Bootcamp delivered that and then some!  The best part of the course is that it is content I am continually going back to because I’m ready to take on a new lesson.  

 

I’m most likely going to be refreshing myself through the course in the New Year, so if you have any interest in doing it with me, let me know and I’ll create a Biz Women Rock Money Bootcamp session!


Outsourcing: This was the year I shifted from “I’ll do it all myself” to “I’m the CEO of my business.”  And it showed up in my commitment to hire out the jobs that I can do, but should not be doing as a CEO.  Specifically, that meant hiring 4 different professionals:

 

Executive Assistant.  Best.  Move.  Ever!  I’ve been avoiding an assistant for a long time because frankly, I’m really good at administrative, technical tasks.  I’ve had assistants in the past and it was always a sore point for me that I seemed to spend more time training them to do something than I could do it on my own.  And it would get done better!  But this year, I decided I needed a mindset shift around this.  Because no matter how good I am at administrative tasks, I will never live into my mission of making a global difference for business women if I play small like that!  So, I hired Jody.  My Executive Assistant.  As of the time I write this, I’ve paid her around $3,500 for the year, which has been well worth the work she’s taken off my plate!  She’s taken over a handful of regular tasks that would take up hours of my time every single week and does them better than I would!  Being the control freak that I am, I am continually challenging myself to give her more and she continues to show me she’s capable of more.  

 

Podcast Producer: Why did I wait so long to outsource this?!?!  As of today’s date, I’ve spent about $2,500 on podcast production for a weekly podcast show (and sometimes some bonus episodes) and it has been worth every single cent!  Danny Ozment with Emerald City Productions (http://www.emeraldcitypro.com/) is incredible, has helped to make my podcast sound better and has freed up time for me to dive deeper into all those non-editing activities (including spending 2 days a week with my little one) that I really love! ;)

 

Social Media Manager: Kim with KiMedia Strategies has been working with me on and off for years now.  When I brought her back onto the Biz Women Rock team at the beginning of the year, I knew I would have to stay on top of my OWN game as CEO of my company in order to make that investment worthwhile.  Because I’m a big believer that you can’t just “outsource” anything and expect it to work perfectly without your eyes on it.  Social media especially because not only does IT change all the time, but how I’m choosing to leverage it is constantly evolving.  This year, I spent $4,800 on social media management services with Kim and it has been amazing!  As much as I LOVE social, I can’t be everywhere all at once.  The way we work it is that I handle my private Biz Women Rock Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/bizwomenrock/) and private Facebook Groups I create for specific programs, my personal Facebook profile and my personal Instagram account (these are the social platforms where I really LOVE being and is easy for me to show up every day!).  Kim takes care of everything else - my LinkedIn, my Twitter and the majority of my Facebook Page (which includes any Facebook Ads I create).  Not only does she help me strategize, but she implements and makes sure the Biz Women Rock brand is out there!


Accountant & Bookkeeper: Having an Accountant is not a new thing for me, but this was the year that I implemented the attitude of ME being the owner of my finances and leveraging my accountant to help me manage my business better.  Many business women (myself included) have made the mistake of putting their finances in the hand of an Accountant or bookkeeper, which means they don’t know what’s really going on with their money all the time...they just rely on the accountant to keep track of everything and let them know if a bank balance is low or if anything strange pops up.  This year, I started with a new Accountant, with whom I have a standing call every 3rd Monday of the month.  During this meeting, we go over two reports - the month’s prior P&L and the Year to Date P&L.  I look through everything and instruct her on any changes she needs to make on categorization and bring any questions I might have to the table about charges, income and anything else that may be on my mind.  This simple act of meeting with her monthly, combined with my daily tracking of my own money has been instrumental in the financial results I’ve seen in my business this year!  


BOOKS THAT SHIFTED THINGS FOR ME THIS YEAR


Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani: A progressive “self-help” type of a book that had way too many golden nuggets for me to list here.  The author is the guy who founded Mindvalley and A-Fest and thus, I love the entrepreneurial slant.  The BIGGEST take away for me, however, was the the core message that our level of happiness is directly correlated to our ability to forgive.  I have since made it a practice to forgive others and forgive myself on a regular basis.  SO much toxicity stays inside of us when we hold onto things - whether we would consider them “big deals” or not.  And practicing forgiveness on a regular basis has acted like an emotional and spiritual cleanse that enables me to connect with happiness with ease.  


Profit First by Mike Michalowicz: I’m not 100% done with this one yet, but the concept is simple and profound.  Create dedicated accounts for your business (income, profit, taxes, shareholder for example) and every single month, portion out monies into each of these accounts.  It could be a percentage of your income every month or a set amount.  The idea is that it doesn’t have to be a large amount and you won’t actually miss it each month.  If you can run your business off of $1000/month, the author states, you can run your business off of $975/month.  It works the same way as paying out medicare and social security first before you get your “take home” amount on check from a job.  The regular distributions add up and all of a sudden, the tax bill you’re hit with unexpectedly can be paid with no problems out of your tax account.  So powerful!



THE LOWS & THE LESSONS LEARNED FROM THEM:


I Almost Quit: Okay, I probably shouldn’t be so dramatic.  I didn’t almost quit.  But I actually considered it for a brief second this year.  If you’re a part of the Biz Women Rock Academy (http://bizwomenrockacademy.com), you know the intricacies of this from the Facebook Live I did in our private group.  If you’re not, here are the cliff notes:

 

* I wasn’t achieving everything I wanted to (i.e. I felt really behind the eight ball).

 

* I felt really far away from a big goal I had and thus started judging myself.

 

* I was in the midst of rebranding and thus was in a strange space of trying to figure out “what I stood for” and what made me so different and was holding the pressure of what that needed to look like.

 

* I was comparing myself to every...other...women entrepreneur who supports women entrepreneurs.  (and hint...there are a lot of us!)  I was feeling the yucky angst of ugh, why am I not doing that like she is? And she’s doing that SO much better than me! And, that’s SUCH a great idea, why didn’t I think of that?  I know...super ugly.

 

Anyway, the combination of these all spiraled into a really emotional season of self-doubt.  And I considered stepping away from Biz Women Rock.

 

What Made Me Stay: I journaled.  And I got quiet with myself.  And I asked myself a lot of probing questions about what I’m here to do and why I was feeling so junky about myself.  

 

And what it revealed was magical.  

 

There is no one exactly like me.  And while I’m beautifully flawed, I come with my own set of gifts that have helped so many people and flood my heart with fulfillment and love.  And all of those negative thoughts that creep up and tell me that I’m not good enough or that someone else is better or that I’m not doing anything important...those are all teaching opportunities for me to evolve and grow up and overcome.  Because if I don’t live in my gifts and shine my light, then I have robbed this world of my contribution to it.  I have chosen to shrink and play small instead of living purposefully.  I have chosen fear instead of light.  

 

And that is just not okay with me.

 

I owe it to myself, to you, to every single woman who is a part of the Biz Women Rock community and to everyone I love to live courageously and unapologetically as myself.  To keep pushing forward when I doubt myself.  To keep focused on my journey with myself instead of looking at the journeys of others.  To keep on growing and giving and growing and giving.  To make mistakes, learn and share.  Not because that’s what other women entrepreneurs’ paths look like, but because that’s what I’M HERE TO DO.  

 

That low moment was transformative, not just for my attitude, but for how I show up to everything I do...with INTENTION, with PURPOSE and with INTENSE FOCUS on who I am and what I’m here to do.


My relationship was messy:  I have no intention of airing my dirty laundry here.  Nor do I want to give you any reason to believe that my hubs and I are on the outs.  We’re not.  We are 1000% committed to each other and our family.  But I will share that we had a rough year this year.  Chalk it up to a combination of still getting used to being parents, being fully engrossed in our own separate businesses (we had been in business together for a loooooong time), and a slew of other things.  Point being, we spent more time out of flow with each other than in flow.  Which directly impacted my business.

 

Private clients, mastermind participants and Academy members alike have all shared with me throughout this year some stories of “life” going askew - divorces, major finance issues, kid challenges, health concerns, etc.  And as I’ve coached and listened and facilitated those conversations, I’ve come to firmly believe that nurturing our lives outside of business is a part of how we nurture our businesses!  More than that, when one is off, it is almost impossible to truly thrive in the other.  

 

The big ah-ha hit me one day as Chris and I had just finished a big fight.  It was minutes before my mastermind was starting and as I got my computer ready to start the meeting, I was struck at the juxtaposition of the moment.  I was so distraught by the fight and yet needed to show up to be present for my ladies.  My ego wanted to compartmentalize all those negative vibes and get onto living in my happy place facilitating the mastermind.  But something struck me…

 

My ability to thrive in my business is directly related to the health of my relationship with my husband.  

 

I knew I had to swallow my ego and access peace with my hubs in order to show up powerfully to my mastermind.  

 

So, I called him up and apologized (remember the book?).  The pain of our egos immediately dissipated and we promised to talk things through later that night.  And as I started the mastermind, I felt relieved, grateful and completely capable of being my best self for those ladies.  

 

The Lesson: Our businesses are just one part of our lives.  And I’m going to bet you want to truly thrive in all areas of your life like I do!  Which means that, while there are times we have to compartmentalize and put all of our focus into ONE AREA, we ultimately do ourselves a disservice if we don’t take the time to show love and care to all those other areas of our lives that are important to us.  Because, ultimately, the business success we want does not happen in a vacuum.  

 

This is a holistic journey, my friend.  



MY AREAS OF FOCUS THIS YEAR:


The Mindset Olympics: This year was the year of hard core training for my mind.  Most mornings, I spent journaling affirmations, visions and declarations about what I wanted to experience, what I wanted to have, what I wanted to attract and who I wanted to be.  This has been the most transformative habit I have cultivated, as it’s shifted my paradigm from “one who is on a journey” to “one who designs my journey.”  Very big difference.  


Money: As you have probably gathered, money was a big focus for me this year.  How to make more of it.  How to bust through money blocks.  How to manage it.  How to grow it.  How to give it.  I’ll never forget the core concept of Virginia Woolf’s book A Room of One’s Own that states that every woman must have money of her own and a space of her own in order to live a fulfilled and independent life.  And since FREEDOM is a huge value of mine, taking full ownership over my own money is vital for me to live the BIG, purposeful life I’m here to live.  I’m still learning, but holy cow, have I stepped up my game here!


Experimentation: Looking back, I can see that 2017 was a year of a lot of experimentation for me.  I tried a ton of different ways to grow my community, to give to you, create valuable offers for you and deepen your connection to me and your fellow biz women.  As I sit at the end of the year, I can see the value of this experimenting.  I learned what worked and what didn’t.  What resonated with you and what got no response.  What I loved and what I don’t ever want to do again.  And through this experimentation, me, my message, my offerings and my brand are a hell of a lot more succinct and clear than they were a year ago.  

 

Keep leaning into what works.  Keep leaning into your gifts.  


I hope that my reflections have been helpful for you to hear!  Mostly, I hope that it sparks a desire in you to recognize how far YOU’VE come in 2017!  So you can keep leaning into your own gifts and keep shining your light even brighter in the year to come!

 

Congratulations on a phenomenal year and I can’t wait to see what’s ahead for you in the year to come!

The Massive Benefits of Having a Signature Offering with Racheal Cook

Dec 18, 2017 33:35

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Ever since I had Racheal Cook on the podcast years ago (http://bizwomenrock.com/getting-your-business-online-and-continuing-to-evolve-with-racheal-cook/), I’ve had an immense respect for how she chooses to do business.  Holistic.  Slow and steady.  Heart-centered.  Brilliant.  Which is why I wanted to bring her on the show again today.  

 

During our conversation, we discuss the difference between an “entrepreneur” and “business owner” and how powerful making that distinction can be for how you show up in your business every day!  

 

We also dive deep into the massive benefits of having a signature course or offering!  This is ideal for you whether you’re thinking about an online course or are a service provider thinking about creating a signature offering.  The power of having a productized “thing” that takes people through a process that produces amazing results for them is incredible!!!

 

And, it makes marketing so much more focused, purposeful and impactful!  Racheal walks through 3 stages of marketing that make so much sense when applied. The point is...FOCUS & CLARITY PRODUCES RESULTS. And when you have a signature offering, all roads of marketing lead to it.  

 

Brilliant.  :)


You can check out more about Racheal’s Sweet Spot Strategy here: http://YourSweetSpotStrategy.com.  

BONUS: 5 WAYS TO PLAN & EXECUTE YOUR BEST YEAR YET IN 2018

Dec 16, 2017 01:04:51

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BONUS MASTERCLASS: 5 WAYS TO PLAN & EXECUTE YOUR BEST YEAR YET IN 2018   Today's bonus episode is from a Masterclass I recorded earlier today that received a huge amount of feedback for being practical and actionable, so I wanted to turn around and share it with you as soon as possible!   This was recorded as a Live Masterclass on a zoom call, which means you're going to hear the live chatting back and forth between me and the participants.   Before we even got into the 5 steps, I discussed 2 big “pre-steps” to go through…   PRE-STEP 1: Take an Inventory of 2017.   PRE-STEP 2: Brainstorm on what’s possible for 2018.   And then…here are the 5 steps. To get the FULL RUN-DOWN of each of these, along with practical examples and applications, make sure to LISTEN to the entire episode!   1. Schedule your execution and marketing for what’s already on the Horizon.   2. Decide on 2 Areas of Focus   3. Decide on 3 Offerings   4. Create a Daily Mindset Practice   5. Commit to the SUPPORT You Need!   You’ll hear us talk about the 2017 Virtual Retreat, as I happily gave away 2 free tickets on the live call. If you know you want the 2017 Virtual Retreat, you can invest in it HERE! --> http://bizwomenrock.com/2017-virtual-retreat/   Lastly, I asked everyone to commit to TWO THINGS at the end of this MASTERCLASS:   1. Fill out the application to the 2018 Biz Women Rock Masterminds. You can’t do this by yourself. And Masterminds are a tremendous tool for you to use as you go big next year! Take a few minutes to read about what the 2018 Masterminds are all about, what the investment is and if it speaks to you, fill out the quick application here: http://bizwomenrock.com/2018-masterminds/     2. Set aside ONE DAY to get into this work and EXECUTE your plan!     I’m sending you TONS OF LOVE as you set out to create your best year yet in 2018 and am here to help support you in any way I can!   Love,   Katie

Want More Sales? Take the Time to Tweak Your Personal Brand with Monaica Ledell of Truth Hacking

Dec 11, 2017 31:20

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It took me all of 3 seconds to get a girl crush on Monaica Ledell.  And when you listen to our very impassioned conversation about why PERSONAL BRANDING is so important to getting the business results you want, you’ll most likely have a crush too.  ;)  Monaica is the President of Truth Hacking, an unconventional branding and sales positioning company.  She’s helped her clients bring in over $10 million in revenue and it’ll be no surprise as to why once you’ve listened.  During this interview, Monaica talks about why personal branding is so much more deep and intimate than your logo, the colors you use and even the words you use to describe yourself.  

 

Once you do this work, Monaica says (and I agree), it puts you in a bubble where no one else can touch you.  There’s no such thing as competition.  

 

But where do you start?  Monaica talks you through some practical questions to ask yourself that will uncover answers to help you tweak your own personal brand.  And in her opinion, once you make those small turns on the dial, then all the tools you have at your fingertips - your emails, your copywriting, your livestreams, your funnels - reveal how they should be puzzled together to create the results you want.  

 

Find out more about Monaica and Truth Hacking here: http://truthhacking.com


And check out more about Monaica’s “side project” we discuss a bit here: http://mommybreadwinner.com.

When Profit and Purpose Meet: A Conversation About the Entrepreneur's Journey with Antonia Saint Dunbar of Thinx and Antonia Saint NY Shoe Company

Dec 4, 2017 35:33

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Antonia Saint Dunbar and her 4 different companies EMBODY what it means to have a profitable business that is driven by purpose and passion.  Antonia is the Founder of Thinx, a company that creates period panties for women.  She also created Icon, same concept, but for women experiencing incontinence.  Her most recent companies revolve around solving yet another pain point or most women - painful shoes.  Her shoe line, Antonia Saint NY are heels that feel like you’re wearing a sneaker.  And lastly, the Brooklyn Shoe Factory was created so she could fulfill the custom orders for her shoe and for the shoes of other companies.  

 

Whew!  Got all that?

 

Basically, Antonia is serious about starting and growing companies that create products that help women AND make a difference in the world.  

 

During this inspirational conversation, Antonia and I talk about how she set up her companies to make a difference and solve big world problems, which is why I would consider her a “social entrepreneur.”  We talk about the massive impact leveraging crowdfunding campaigns has been for both Thinx and Antonia Saint NY Shoe Company (her Kickstarter campaign for her shoes raised $1.8 million with 7,000 backers!!!  Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/antoniasaintny/high-tech-heels-and-flats-that-feel-like-sneakers).  

 

Lastly, we discuss 3 very important best practices that Antonia has that helps her make it all work (by the way, have I mentioned that, as of the time of this recording, she has a 19 month old?).  

 

I am so excited for you to hear from Antonia and get a peek inside her mind!  

 

Check out more about Thinx here: https://www.shethinx.com/

5 Facebook Live Strategies with Dana Goldstein of Chic Flicks

Nov 27, 2017 37:07

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Dana Goldstein has been an active member of the Biz Women Rock community for some time.  Her company Chic Flicks produces high quality videos for savvy business women who want to leverage the power of video for marketing and branding to grow their businesses.  Additionally, she has an arm of her company that focuses on Facebook LIVE videos.  She works with clients to create Facebook Live campaigns that produce results!  

 

During this conversation, Dana walks us through 5 strategies (+ 1 bonus!) you can use to make your Facebook Live videos really WORK for you!  

 

In a day in age when video marketing and personal branding are central to sharing your message and attracting your ideal clients to you, these Facebook Live Strategies are vital!


You can check out more about Dana here → https://chicflicks.ca/

LIVE COACHING: I've Sunk a Lot of Money Into this Biz and I Have to Make It Work with Jenn Swanson

Nov 20, 2017 35:02

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Jenn Swanson is the diva behind the Communication Diva.  She provides career education and coaching to women and men who are making a career change or jumping back into the job force after being out of it for awhile.  

 

Jenn truly is a diva and helps her clients create amazing results!  Except there’s one problem: she’s not making enough money in the business.  She has put in so much of her time and money into it over the past few years and she’s frustrated and wondering when she’s going to make that turning point...when it’s finally going to “make it!”

 

During this LIVE COACHING CALL, I help Jenn dissect who she really is, what she offers and how and who her products and services are actually ideal for.  Her answers all point us to a big conclusion...she needs to rebrand.  

 

Immediately this might sound scary and big, but we actually come up with a new name during the conversation and create real, actionable activities that Jenn can do to help her solidify this even more.  

 

This LIVE COACHING CALL is perfect for you if you’re putting out great content, but can’t figure out why more people aren’t purchasing your products or services (i.e. you’re not attracting the income you really want!).

 

You can check out more about Jenn here: https://www.communicationdiva.com/




These LIVE COACHING SESSIONS are here so you can get deep insight into business issues, ideas and challenges that we all face as we create strategies, solutions and action plans that you can benefit from!  It's also a great way to see just how transformative it can be to allow another qualified person into your business so you can save time, money and energy that you would normally take figuring it out on your own!  We're in this together!



If you are interested a strategy session for YOU and YOUR business, check out the different options you have HERE or simply email me at katie@bizwomenrock.com to let me know how I can best serve you!

When Art and Business Meet: How Lisa Hetrick of Indigo Jade Art Brings Her Art to the Masses

Nov 13, 2017 33:28

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I’ve had the privilege of working 1on1 with Lisa Hetrick since the summer of 2017 and what I’ve discovered in that time about her work ethic, her persistence and her devotion to getting her art into the hands of as many people as she possibly can is why she’s my guest today.  

 

Lisa is the creator of Indigo Jade Art (https://indigojadeart.com/).  She creates art that brings more happiness and joy into the world.  During our conversation, Lisa shares why she decided to bring her art direct to the consumer and how she’s doing that successfully!

 

She shares how she spent one year creating art for the sake of art...not with the intention to sell it.  This act allowed her to heal from a painful business break up that changed everything for her.  This year allowed her to discover an entirely new style of art that she became dedicated to sharing with the world so each individual who experienced it could heal, find joy and feel uplifted!

 

We touch on her Instagram strategies, how and why she’s re-organized her website to better help her come up in searches “in the Googly” as Lisa says ;) and why she decided to put her art on merchandise through Society 6 (https://society6.com/indigojadeart) and add it to her store.  

 

During this interview, you’ll get a peek inside how Lisa approaches her marketing and business strategy for her artwork so that “the broke artist” is a label she stays far away from!

 

Check out more about Lisa’s awesome art (and get some for yourself!) here → https://indigojadeart.com/

The Moment That Catapulted Her Into Massive Growth in Just One Year with Nicole Carver of Carver Concierge

Nov 6, 2017 23:56

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Nicole Carver is the Founder and CEO of Carver Concierge, a company that handles all of the things that busy professionals need to get done in our lives, but don’t make us money or we don’t enjoy.  Personal assistant and lifestyle services on steroids.  

 

The intention of today’s episode is to take a look back on the year that Nicole has experienced and share some of the major focuses she had in order for her to experience 300% growth!  And she credits it all starting from ONE MOMENT...her hot seat at last year’s Biz Women Rock Retreat.  

 

During our conversation, we talk about the core issue she brought to the hot seat - how do I charge what I’m worth? - and how her insights from that hot seat completely transformed how she showed up to her business thereafter.  

 

She shares 3 major stepping stones that has given way to her massive growth this year:

 

Redefining her packages Investing her time and money into working ON her business Becoming the CEO of her company and leading a team

 

But don’t think we’re just sharing the good, sexy stuff.  Nicole also is open about what her biggest challenges have been this year and admits that she was ready to give up her business more than once!

 

I’m so darn proud to share Nicole’s story with you and know it’ll be a tremendous reminder for you to look in on your own year and recognize just how far you’ve come and how much you’ve accomplished!  Enjoy!

 

Find out more about Nicole and Carver Concierge here: http://www.carverconcierge.com/


Ready to have your best year yet and experience the kind of growth Nicole has had?  It all starts with DECIDING...check out the Biz Women Rock Retreat and reserve your spot today!  http://bizwomenrock.com/retreat

LIVE COACHING: I'm at a Crossroads in My Biz...What Should I Do? With Hilda Gore of Holistic Hilda

Oct 30, 2017 37:00

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Hilda Gore is the amazing woman behind Holistic Hilda (https://www.holistichilda.com/), a site dedicated to helping others create optimal health practices.  She’s a passionate podcaster who hosts a show called Wise Traditions.  This podcast is a project of the The Weston A. Price Foundation and they and Hilda have very positive and supportive working relationship with one another!

 

During this LIVE COACHING CALL, Hilda’s wanting to get clarity around what she should do to help her take the success she’s had as the host and producer of this podcast and leverage it to build her own brand doing what she truly loves...podcasting and teaching about podcasting.  

 

So we dive into a variety of options that will ultimately pay homage to the platform she currently has with Wise Traditions (almost 1 million downloads!) and allow her to position herself as an authority in the podcasting space.

 

But we go even deeper.  It’s not just about positioning Hilda as a podcasting authority...it’s about doing that in a way that would give her the most impact and distinguish her from every other podcasting expert.  So, we get clear on who her audience actually is and begin talking some marketing strategies that would allow her to connect with them and give them exactly what they want!

 

This LIVE COACHING CALL is perfect for you’re a bit confused about what your personal brand is and how to go forth creating revenue doing something you LOVE (but don’t quite know how to do that).  This will give you great insights and questions to ask yourself so you don’t just DO a bunch of stuff that sounds good, but isn’t actually doing anything for you.  Get CLEAR on what you want, who your audience is and then get into action marketing.  





These LIVE COACHING SESSIONS are here so you can get deep insight into business issues, ideas and challenges that we all face as we create strategies, solutions and action plans that you can benefit from!  It's also a great way to see just how transformative it can be to allow another qualified person into your business so you can save time, money and energy that you would normally take figuring it out on your own!  We're in this together!



If you are interested a strategy session for YOU and YOUR business, check out the different options you have HERE or simply email me at katie@bizwomenrock.com to let me know how I can best serve you!

How to Tap Into Your Business Intuition for Big Results with The Intuitive Woman Tina Conroy

Oct 23, 2017 38:31

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One of my favorite parts about the Biz Women Rock community is that I have the opportunity to become good friends with so many of you fabulous ladies!  A giant highlight has been becoming friend with Tina Conroy.  She’s been a member of the community for years and it’s been such a pleasure getting to know her as a coaching client, a Mastermind participant and even a featured guest at the upcoming Biz Women Rock Retreat (she’ll be doing special yoga and Reiki sessions)!  

 

Today Tina and I are having an in-depth conversation about how you can tap into your intuition, your inner voice, your spiritual self (whatever you want to call it) in order to produce big results for you in your business.  And ultimately, so that you can thoroughly enjoy your journey as a woman entrepreneur!  

 

Tina is the host of The Intuitive Woman Podcast and a spiritual teacher, Reiki practitioner and yoga instructor who is passionate about helping people (mostly women) deepen their experience as a spiritual being in this world.  

 

In this interview, we go into practical spiritual habits anyone can implement that can have a profound impact on your connection to your intuition.  And, of course, we talk about how this actually shows up in your business that can help you make better decisions, keep those negative self-doubting thoughts at bay and push you into the direction that is ultimately ideal for you and your business (and the big impact it has on others)!

 

Tina’s even giving you access to her totally FREE 3 DAY SPIRITUAL HABIT CHALLENGE!  You can get it at http://tinaconroy.com/.  

The Anatomy of a Successful Sales Funnel with Dana Malstaff of Boss Mom

Oct 16, 2017 40:09

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I’ve been a fan of the Boss-Mom podcast for awhile now and I knew I had to get its host and Founder of the Boss Mom Movement, Dana Malstaff on my podcast to share her wisdom with you.  Truthfully, we could have just recorded our pre-interview bantering about all things business and it would have given you a fly-on-the-wall view of how passionate, serious and strategic we both are at growing our businesses (and perhaps at some point I’ll take my recorder with me to a happy hour with some of my fellow women entrepreneurs!).  But for the sake of today’s episode, I wanted to give you access to Dana’s brilliant knowledge on SALES FUNNELS.

 

To some, they’re scary.  To some, they’re overwhelming.  To some, they’re the lifeblood of their business!  Whatever a funnel is for you, I promise you that today’s episode will give you a ton of information about how to create a funnel that works FOR your business - i.e. brings in more revenue, builds deeper relationships with your potential customers and more!  

 

During this interview, Dana defines what a funnel actually is, why you WANT to get savvy about creating them for your business and a seriously awesome step-by-step on the components of a successful funnel.  At the end, you’ll get some practical tools and steps you can take to get started on starting or upgrading your funnel!  


And Dana’s even giving you a totally FREE template of what she calls the “free to paid” journey - it’s a step by step of everything we talk about here!  You can access that freebie here → http://boss-mom.com/journey  

BONUS EPISODE: All About the 2017 Biz Women Rock Retreat!

Oct 11, 2017 04:10

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Ready to create some MASSIVE RESULTS for your biz in 2018? Then the Biz Women Rock Retreat was designed just for you!

The Biz Women Rock Retreat is your opportunity to focus on YOU for 3 days! How often do you have uninterrupted time to fully envision what you want your business to BE, the RESULTS you want it to produce and strategize on HOW to make it all happen?

The Biz Women Rock Retreat is the perfect combination of intensive exercises, group masterminds, partner shares, goal setting, annual planning, accountability and FUN!

Throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Katie will lead you through strategic exercises that will assist you in solidifying your 2018 business vision, extract SMART goals that will pave the way to your success, create a doable action plan that proactively drives your scheduled activities for the year and glues you together with an intimate group of business women who can join your 2018 Success Team!

Weaved throughout the weekend are opportunities for you to indulge in massages, Reiki sessions, and pool & hot tub time! Yes, we'll be working, but also truly giving ourselves a retreat! 

This is an intimate, powerful experience with you and your fellow Biz Women, so RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!! http://bizwomenrock.com/retreat

I can't wait to see you there!

If Your Packages are Vague, Your Income Will Be Vague

Oct 9, 2017 34:41

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If your packages are vague, your income will be vague.

 

I don't care if you're struggling to pay rent next month or you're a $5 million business. This is a crucial concept I've seen over and over again in businesses and a major reason you're not bringing in the kind of money you want!

On today’s episode, I'm sharing my thoughts and 3 STRATEGIES you can use to get CLEAR on your packages (i.e. what you offer to potential clients!).

If you’re struggling with not bringing in enough income or you’re not converting conversations into clients, then this is the episode for you!!

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The Biz Women Rock Retreat is officially open and happening December 1-3, 2017 in Orlando, Florida!

Come join us for an intimate, powerful and luxurious experience that will help you get clear on what you want your business to be in 2018 and create a solid plan for making it happen! You’ll be part of an amazing sisterhood...other women just like you who are hungry to grow businesses they love!

Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today! —>> http://bizwomenrock.com/retreat

How to Host Live Events to Build Your Business with Shelli Warren of SheConnex

Oct 2, 2017 32:01

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This episode is perfect for you if you’ve ever wanted to host a live event to help your business grow or if you already host live events, but want to do them better.  I couldn’t be happier to interview the fabulous Shelli Warren today!  She owns SheConnex, a company that provides women entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals the space to become better leaders and grow their businesses!  She is a coach and creates live events for amazing women to connect.

 

Shelli shares how she built her entire business from hosting live events and during this interview, she shares so many great tiny and big ways she’s done it!  She talks about how she structures her events, how she markets them and how she ensures that every attendee has an amazing experience!  

 

Check out more about Shelli and SheConnex here → http://sheconnex.com/

Everything I Need to Know About Business I Learned in Kindergarten

Sep 25, 2017 09:16

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1 + 1 = 2

 

Math.  You need to know it.  It is impossible to survive in your business if you can’t generate more revenue than expenses.  Your number one priority in business is to create a profitable company.  Without your business being profitable, you can’t do anything else.  You can’t continue serving your clients.  You can’t continue to expand.  You can’t give to others.  You can’t employ others and create financial success for them.  So learn your numbers.  Get familiar with Profit & Loss statements, financial forecasting, budgeting and Sales.  



RESPECT YOUR TEACHER

 

There are some teachers you seek out and others who come into your life unexpectedly.  They all have something to teach you.  Take in the lessons and implement them in your business.  There’s no need to be the class rebel who gives your teachers a hard time.  It doesn’t benefit anyone.  Learn what you need to and move onto the next lesson.  



TAKE NAPS

 

If you looked at the popular rhetoric of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, lack of sleep would seem like one of the most prevalent necessities.  This is total bullshit.  While I have known entrepreneurs who have “hustled” their way to success, sacrificing sleep, time with family, health and much more, I know just as many who have become successful and maintained a healthy lifestyle.  While you may have moments of little sleep, by no means does this need to be the norm in order to grow the business of your dreams!  Sleep!  Your body, your energy and your business will thank you.



PLAY!

 

Not only did Kindergarten teach us that playing often is vital for our creativity and our social skills, it taught us that it was important enough to have a spot on our daily schedule!  Incorporating play time into your life - whether it’s business related or not - is vital to your business success (and overall happiness!).  Maybe that looks like drinks with a girlfriend once a week.  Maybe that looks like doodling in your journal every day.  Or playing catch with your daughter.  If you love your business like I do, it can be a challenge to “turn it off,” but doing so and dedicating time to play will continue to feed your creativity and your zest for your business!



LEARN YOUR ABC’S

 

I hate to break it to you, but you don’t know it all.  Even if you’ve built a 6 figure, 7 figure or 8 figure business...there is always more to learn!  Invest your time, money and energy into your continued education (like the kind that happens in the Biz Women Rock Academy!).  Not only will it keep you quick on your toes in your industry, but it ensures you never get bored in your business.  



BE YOU

 

Remember how you could name off every person in your Kindergarten class and easily describe their personalities?  That’s Doug...he’s quiet, super smart and always wears grey.  Everyone who shows up in in business is their own, unique individual.  Don’t be them.  Be YOU.  You have no competition in this game.  You just have you.  Stop thinking you need to do something “like she’s doing it,” or that your success isn’t “as good as hers.”  Be unapologetically you and the game gets so much easier!



MAKE GREAT FRIENDS

 

Owning your own business can be lonely.  Maybe you’re working from your home and your spouse or pet is the only other living being you see all day.  Maybe you go to your office and interact with your team every day, but crave deeper relationships with fellow biz women.  There are others just like you who are craving the same!  Make the effort to build great friendships!  You can do this by joining free communities (like the Biz Women Rock community!), joining local networking groups, taking the time to have weekly or monthly coffee dates with cohorts, joining paid masterminds, group coaching programs or attending business retreats.  Great friendships take time and energy to cultivate and it’s well worth your investment!



ACCIDENTS HAPPEN

 

I distinctly remember the day I pooped my pants in Kindergarten.  Yup.  Me.  Already potty trained.  In front of everyone.  Horribly embarrassing.  I can 100% promise you that “poopie” will happen in your business.  Accidents.  Mess ups.  The unexpected.  No matter how well trained you are.  Publically.  Privately.  Big.  Small.  It’s normal and it happens to everyone.  Pick yourself back up.  It’s all going to be okay.  Don’t beat yourself up.  Don’t blame others.  Just learn from it and move on (and perhaps come prepared with some pull up diapers for a few days after until you feel confident again).  ;)



SHARE

 

This world is abundant and there is plenty to go around.  Help others who need help.  Share your knowledge, your expertise, your wisdom, your money, your ideas, your time, your talents, your resources.  Don’t wait until you’ve “made it” to give to others.  Do it now.  As I’ve been telling my toddler a lot lately, “it’s a lot more fun with you share with others!”



SHOW UP

 

More than once, I got on the bus to Kindergarten with tears in my eyes.  I didn’t want to go.  It could’ve been because Curt was picking on me yesterday and I didn’t want to face him again.  It could’ve been because my teacher asked me to answer a question and I couldn’t answer it and it was incredibly embarrassing.  It could’ve been because the boy I liked chased Mary around the playground and not me.  It could’ve been because I didn’t do my homework and I knew I was going to be unprepared for the lesson that day.  But no matter what, my mom always made me go.  And 100% of the time, something great would happen at school.  Curt shared a toy with me or my teacher (gratefully) didn’t call on me during the lesson or I ended up playing with someone new and made a new friend!  There are going to be plenty of times you do not want to show up for your business.  Show up anyway.  I guarantee you something good will come out of it.

Design Your Dream Biz and the New Evolution of Personal Branding with Kathleen Venture

Sep 18, 2017 32:36

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Kathleen Ventura is a lifestyle coach for high driving women entrepreneurs and professionals.  For years, she’s helped women design lives and businesses they love by helping them get clear about their values and creating from there.  During this intense and passionate interview, Kathleen and I have a conversation about how you can get out of the mindless hustle of growing your business and make sure you’re growing intentionally.  

 

What does that mean?  It means getting quiet with yourself and asking yourself two very important questions...WHAT do I really want and WHY is that important to me?  Having the courage to answer these questions for yourself will help you see what your dream life - and your dream business - can truly be!

 

We also discuss the new evolution of personal branding...the power of taking those values and beliefs and injecting them INTO your business in a way that feels good for you.  This could mean something as mild as stating the WHY you offer the products and services you do (because I want women to have the FREEDOM to live lives they love!) or as “extreme” as stating your belief about a social issue and bleeding it into your branding.  Either way, we discuss why doing this in a way that feels good for you is ultimately a big win for you!

 

You can find out more about Kathleen in all her awesomeness here → http://kathleenventura.com/

 

And check out her podcast here → http://kathleenventura.com/blog/

Outsourcing and Scaling: An Inside View with Alyson Porter of GBY Solution

Sep 11, 2017 27:37

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Alyson Porter has been a member of the Biz Women Rock community for a long time!  But there was a season where I never heard a peep out of her...she was quiet.  And then, one day, she messaged me saying she was back in action and that she had spent the year completely re-tooling her business (or, launching a brand new business, to be more appropriate) and that she was finally coming up for air.  

 

So, naturally, I had to find out more.  And what she shared was her journey of outsourcing and scaling...the good, the bad and the ugly!  

 

Alyson was already running a products business when she realized she needed help.  She went on the search for virtual assistants to help her run her business and just like that, she felt like she had her life back!  Friend after friend began asking her about her outsourcing and pretty soon, Alyson found herself in the beginning stages of building what is now known as GBY Solutions, an agency that provides virtual assistant services so you can focus on what you LOVE in your business!

 

During this interview, Alyson shares her unique perspective on what it takes to successfully delegate and build your team (one nugget: outsource as you need it and no sooner!) and gives some insights into her own journey of scaling her business.  GBY Solutions now has 25 Virtual Assistants and 50 clients!  She admits that her biggest challenge of leading her team has been managing the relationships with her people and gives a really great insight into how she’s risen to this challenge to create the ideal solution.  

 

(she even admitted after the interview that she just only recently hired her own personal assistant!)  

 

Alyson is great and I know you’ll get so much listening to this awesome conversation!

 

Ready to outsource some of your needs?  Check out GBY Solutions → http://gbysolutions.com/

When Everything Stops: Hurricane Irma Update from Katie

Sep 11, 2017 06:12

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As I sit and write this, it’s 1:00 pm on Sunday. I’m sitting at my friend’s mother’s house in Apopka, Florida...two hours east of my home in Tampa. According to the news reports today, Hurricane Irma is going to hit my home of Tampa pretty hard.

So here we are. My husband, daughter, bird and 13 other friends evacuated to a place we’re pretty sure will withstand the winds, rain (and possibly tornadoes) that we’re expected to get over here later tonight.


I wish I had a business lesson for you here. Something genius I could share with you as it relates to dealing with down time, or focusing your energy, or preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best kind of analogies. But I don’t. My mind is occupied. My body is exhausted. And my nerves are shot.


So I figured I would just reach out and talk with you. To tell you that I’ve been amazed at how overwhelming this experience has been. How emotional. How stressful.


→ I want to share the story about how I really wanted to evacuate early on, how I wanted to escape to Chicago or Arizona or Seattle...anywhere where my family was that would completely remove us from any possibility of being impacted by the storm. “Why even play the odds?” I pleaded to my husband. “If we have the ability to completely remove ourselves from the stress of the ‘what if’s,’ then why not do it?”


He didn’t agree with me and rather than take my daughter and bird and leave, I decided to keep my family together and wait. I spent 3 days ensconced in anger before I chose to forgive and move on so we could focus on being present and prepared and safe with each other. (no judgements here please...just showcasing how "come up with a plan for your family" isn't always as simple as it sounds).


→ I want to tell you how I have been so far removed from being engaged in my business since Tuesday night. I canceled a Master Class that was happening inside the Biz Women Rock Academy and a full day’s worth of 1on1 client strategy sessions. Because I just didn’t have the mental capacity to be fully present. And I knew that so many of the ladies in the Biz Women Rock community were in Florida and showing up to a Master Class or a strategy session was the last thing on their minds!


And thankfully, everyone was so gracious and understanding.


→ I want to tell you about how angry I am that this damn hurricane has paused the incredible momentum my business has had lately! After doing my own Mid-Year Reset and focusing in on what impact I want Biz Women Rock to have through the end of 2017, I was seriously ON MY GAME and loving every second of it! And now all of that awesomeness is just standing there. Waiting to see what my home city will look like after tonight so I know how I’m going to be able to move forward. Will my house be flooded? Will I be able to live there? Will we have power? Will I be spending my time helping my friends and neighbors to get things straightened out before I can dive back into my work? Ugh! Screw you, Irma! ;)


→ I want to share with you how I’ve spent days completely wrapped in anxiety over this storm. Thinking of all the best case and worst case scenarios. Trying to plan and then change plans and then change again. Worrying about all my friends who were leaving their homes and traveling up north and all my friends who were choosing to stay put and ride it out. My time was spent doing nothing but checking in with them on Facebook, constantly checking the weather updates, fielding calls from my out-of-state family and researching flights and airbnbs in northern states while we figured out what to do. I wish I could tell you how I practiced staying in the NOW, how zen I was as I realized what was and what was not out of my control. But I’d be lying. I had to force myself to listen to meditations, do deep breathing and get my thoughts out in my journal and through talking to my sister on Voxer in order to stay sane.


→ I want to tell you how much I LOVE YOU. How overwhelmed with love I feel and how quickly I’m reminded why I do ANYTHING in this life...because I want to give love and I want to receive love. And holy moly, have I given and received so much love! Texts, voxers, messages, social media posts, calls, emails...everyone reminding each other how much we love each other and how WHO WE ARE MATTERS. I am so lucky. To be loved and to be able to give love.


By this time tomorrow, Hurricane Irma will have made her mark on my city. I hope we’ll be feeling ridiculous for evacuating because nothing big actually happened. I hope those who stayed in Tampa make fun of us for “overreacting” and “panicking.” I hope my husband looks at me and says, “see? I told you it wasn’t going to get us!” and is right.


I hope so. Because it’ll be much easier to deal with a bruised ego than a destroyed city.


But until that time comes, I just ask you to keep us, your fellow Biz Women Rock community members and all of those who have already been impacted - and who are expected to be impacted by Hurricane Irma - in your thoughts, your prayers and in your hearts.


From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for reading this and being here with me. You have no idea how much you mean to me.


~ Katie

 

How to Use Your Strengths to Strategically Grow Your Biz with Alissa Daire Nelson

Sep 4, 2017 37:57

Description:

When I first found out that Alissa Daire Nelson was a coach who leveraged the Strengths Finder assessment to help her entrepreneur clients, I did a quiet little eye roll.  I had done that “personality test” before and even though it was interesting, I didn’t really get a lot out of it.  But after being a guest on her podcast - which forced me to take the test again - I was overwhelmed by how practical her analysis was and how easily it seemed to make things fit right into place.

 

Which is why I’m bringing her brilliance to you!  During this incredible interview, Alissa shares a bit about her business journey and how she ended up evolving into a strengths coach and why she fell in love with it as a tool to help others!  She then gives a quick description of Strengths Finder and what makes it so unique and finally, we do a deep dive into MY STRENGTHS ANALYSIS!  

 

I wanted you to see how practical this tool actually is, so I offer myself as a test dummy for your amusement. ;)  Alissa walks me through two of my biggest strengths and opens the doors to what they mean and - more importantly - how I can structure my business so I can produce maximum results!  

 

If you’ve done Strengths Finder before or if you’ve never heard of it, this episode will help you focus in on REAL WAYS you can take what you are naturally GREAT AT and make those strengths work FOR YOU in your business!

 

And...a FREE GIFT!

 

Alissa is giving you her book totally FREE!  

 

From Frustrated to Frickin’ Awesome: 4 Steps to Achieve the Success You’re Wired For

 

Download it for FREE HERE → http://daire2succeed.com/bizwomenrock


And here is where you can take the Strengths Finder (though I highly recommend you get an expert...like Alissa...to help you with the analysis and make it work for you!) → http://daire2succeed.com/profile

LIVE COACHING: A Newbie Entrepreneur Figures Out How to Break Into the Market

Aug 28, 2017 44:03

Description:

Hannah Smolinski is a newbie entrepreneur.  Just a few months ago, she started her own business, Brighten Up Financial, a company that provides financial consulting services to intermediate businesses who want to increase profits.  Hannah began our LIVE COACHING CALL wanting to get clear on how to best present herself to potential clients and figure out who her ideal avatar actually is.  What eventually transpires, however, is Hannah and I getting clear on where she actually shines, which leads us to creating the ideal initial package she can offer to her potential clients!  Knowing this helps us back into who her ideal clients would be which then opens up the doors for how to create more packages based on their needs.  

 

However - and this is a big however - we discuss the giant elephant in the room...the fact that Hannah is brand new and the folks she wants to help are not...they are pretty seasoned business owners.  So, how can she start to attract her ideal client?  We talk about practical ways she can initiate relationships with them and how she can get her foot in the door that could blossom into more and more business!

 

This LIVE COACHING CALL is perfect for you if you are just starting your company and want to get out of the planning stage and into ACTION so you can start producing results!

 

Hannah is awesome and I know you’ll get so much out of this call!  

 

Find out more about Hannah here → http://brightenupfinancial.com/




These LIVE COACHING SESSIONS are here so you can get deep insight into business issues, ideas and challenges that we all face as we create strategies, solutions and action plans that you can benefit from!  It's also a great way to see just how transformative it can be to allow another qualified person into your business so you can save time, money and energy that you would normally take figuring it out on your own!  We're in this together!

 

If you are interested a strategy session for YOU and YOUR business, check out the different options you have HERE or simply email me at katie@bizwomenrock.com to let me know how I can best serve you!

LIVE COACHING: How To Differentiate Yourself From Everyone Else with Michelle Mosher of Southshore Insurance Professionals

Aug 21, 2017 46:25

Description:

Michelle Mosher is the owner of Southshore Insurance Professionals.  Her company offers all types of insurance, including auto, home, flood, business, recreational, etc.  But her products are a commodity.  There are thousands of others like her who do exactly what she does, offer exactly what she does and who can give you, the person looking for the best price, the exact same quote.  

 

So, how does she differentiate herself from everyone else?  That’s what we’re discussing on today’s LIVE COACHING call.  I’m able to help Michelle get clarity around two very special things that make her different than everyone else and we then get to work brainstorming on ways to accentuate and GROW each of those!

 

In this episode, we rattle through a ton of great ways to market to a local community (online and offline) but how not to turn away business that’s not local.  We did a mini analysis of Michelle’s website so it could do a better job leveraging her differentiators and enticing those who are ready to do business with her to engage with her.  We also discussed why video marketing is a very strong strategy for Michelle and how she could use it to marry her love for educational content marketing with her biggest differentiator...herself!  We even go into a favorite strategy of mine to really put a strong personal touch on those people seeking out Michelle’s services to clinch the deal!  

 

Michelle is awesome and I know you’re going to LOVE this episode, so enjoy!

 

Find out more about Michelle here → https://southshoreins.com/

 

These LIVE COACHING SESSIONS are here so you can get deep insight into business issues, ideas and challenges that we all face as we create strategies, solutions and action plans that you can benefit from!  It's also a great way to see just how transformative it can be to allow another qualified person into your business so you can save time, money and energy that you would normally take figuring it out on your own!  We're in this together!

 

If you are interested a strategy session for YOU and YOUR business, check out the different options you have HERE or simply email me at katie@bizwomenrock.com to let me know how I can best serve you!

Love Podcasting? Get a Sneak Peek Inside The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary with Chris Krimitsos

Aug 14, 2017 37:49

Description:

This episode was made for you if...a) you LOVE podcasts or b) you are a podcaster or c) you are a passionate entrepreneur and you want to see behind the scenes of what it really takes to manifest a giant vision.

 

Chris Krimitsos is a community builder, event creator, podcast lover and movie maker (and yes, he’s my husband).  And during today’s interview, I’m talking to him about the super high quality documentary he made about the power of podcasting called The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary.  The movie is an incredible inside view of what podcast is, why it’s so powerful and why we podcasters do it.  I’m obviously biased in saying this, but it’s an INCREDIBLE MOVIE!

 

I’m featuring Chris and this movie for two reasons.  One is because I believe his journey of bringing this movie to life and getting it to compete with major Hollywood productions in iTunes is a beautiful business case study we can all learn from.  And two because I’m asking for your help.  

 

If this podcast has ever given you ANY VALUE AT ALL, I am humbly asking you to go to iTunes and pre-order the movie.  It’s $5.99 and the reason pre-orders are so important is because, when his movie releases on August 23, all the pre-orders will count towards his numbers for that day...thus giving the movie a HUGE push in rankings and allowing his movie to be seen right next to the popular Hollywood movies.  And when this happens, others can notice...possibly Netflix and Amazon.  You can pre-order here → https://itun.es/us/MbR-kb

 

As a little bribe, I’m giving away over $5,000 worth of prizes!  If you pre-order this movie by FRIDAY, AUGUST 18th, I’m putting you in a drawing and 10 people will get their choice of WHATEVER PRODUCE OR SERVICE I have to offer that you want!  It could be a 60 Minute Strategy Session, my Facebook Groups Rock course, my Rock Your Retreat course and there is even one spot open to join the Make It Happen Mastermind.  Listen to the end for all the details (because I can only enter you in this drawing when I KNOW you pre-ordered, so you have to let me know!).

 

If you love listening to podcasts, love your podcast or just love being an entrepreneur, I would so appreciate you pre-ordering this movie!

 

You can find out more about Chris and his documentary at http://themessengersdoc.com

LIVE COACHING: How Do I Grow My OWN Business Instead of Growing Others' with Angie St. Pierre

Aug 7, 2017 41:09

Description:

For almost a decade, Angie St. Pierre has been helping other people in their businesses.  She’s acted as an Administrative and Personal Assistant and because of this, has mastered efficiencies, processes, systems, marketing, social media and oh so much more.  In December 2016, she made the decision to go out on her own and help build her OWN business.  While she started out being a for-hire assistant for her clients - actually doing the work they needed done, she’s transitioned into consulting and strategizing for them instead, educating them on how they can better run their back offices, sharing tools and resources that can help them run a more efficient business and also strategizing on how they can market their businesses in creative ways.  

 

During this live coaching session, Angie was stuck and her head was clustered with all the things she SHOULD be doing to grow her business (sound familiar?) ;).  So, I started where I usually start with any new client...I asked her what her dream biz looked like in her head.  What is she spending her time doing?  What is she giving?  Who is she helping?  Her answer looked different than the business she now has, so our entire strategy session focuses on how she can intelligently evolve her business from where it is now to where she wants it to be...all the while being incredibly present and grateful for where she is now!  

 

I challenged her on who her avatar really is vs. who she thought it was and we were ultimately able to uncover her TRUE GIFT that she is meant to share.

 

While we didn’t solve the world’s problems, I think we got off to a great start… ;)  

 

Find out more about Angie here → https://www.facebook.com/angstpierre



These LIVE COACHING SESSIONS are here so you can get deep insight into business issues, ideas and challenges that we all face as we create strategies, solutions and action plans that you can benefit from!  It's also a great way to see just how transformative it can be to allow another qualified person into your business so you can save time, money and energy that you would normally take figuring it out on your own!  We're in this together!

 

If you are interested a strategy session for YOU and YOUR business, check out the different options you have HERE or simply email me at katie@bizwomenrock.com to let me know how I can best serve you!

Mid-Year Reset: Finish Strong in 2017 with Katie

Jul 31, 2017 31:28

Description:

At the moment I’m writing this, we’re deep into July.  And it’s about this time of year that I start hearing rumblings from clients, Elite members and members of the general Biz Women Rock community on how they can ensure they crush the goals they created at the beginning of the year.  Or, more appropriately, this is the time of year where most of us do a “check in” on where we are.

 

And, most often, when we pick our heads up above the daily weeds of our business, we’re struck by either how far away we are from our goals or how much our business has evolved since the beginning of the year and we feel a bit lost as we look upon the next few months ahead of us.

 

So I created this simple Mid-Year Reset process so you can have a simple way to get back into focus in your business in a way that will breathe new life into your activities over the next few months!

 

I’ve even created a FREE MID-YEAR RESET GUIDE for you!  It’s a fillable guide with prompts to all the steps so you can easily walk yourself through this process and get moving full steam ahead for the latter half of the year!

 

Download your FREE Mid-Year Reset Guide HERE! → http://bizwomenrock.com/myrguide

 

HERE ARE THE STEPS:

 

(LISTEN TO THE PODCAST EPISODE WHICH GOES INTO EACH OF THESE IN DETAIL HERE → http://bizwomenrock.com/309-2)

 

Highlight your wins Take an assessment of where you are now Honor your growth! Reassess your 2017 goals Create your ONE GOAL for the end of 2017! Get intimate with this goal Create milestones Create a scoreboard Identify the HABITS that you need to make it happen Identify the SUPPORT you need to make it happen COMMIT to support for the next 90 days Take action!

 

BONUS: Focus on the next 2-3 steps...that’s it!


Get a deeper description of each of these steps on the MID-YEAR RESET GUIDE!  Download it for FREE here →  http://bizwomenrock.com/myrguide


Once you go through this process and identify the support you need and realize Biz Women Rock can provide that support for you, contact me (katie@bizwomenrock.com) to let me know how I can help!  Together, we can ROCK the world!






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How to Scale from Just You to a 7 Figure Agency with Lauren Davenport of Symphony Agency

Jul 24, 2017 35:28

Description:

I’ve had the pleasure of watching the incredible growth of my friend Lauren Davenport for years now.  Her company Symphony Agency is in my backyard (Tampa/St. Petersburg) and I’ve seen her go from a solo service provider to running a multi 7 figure business with 20+ employees.  Symphony Agency (http://symponyagency.com) is a full service marketing company that provides innovative strategies and implementation for their clients, both digitally and traditionally.  

 

But it didn’t start that way.   

 

During this incredible interview with Lauren, we get deep into her journey as an entrepreneur.  How she started in 2010 as a social media strategist and manager (that’s what we would call it now...back then it didn’t have quite that sophisticated of a title) and why she uprooted her entire business and moved to a city where she knew NO ONE (there was a very strategic business reason behind this!).  She shares about what she did to establish herself and her brand in a new market and how she eventually learned how to successfully delegate so she could build her team and grow her business!

 

We ultimately talk about her current challenges of managing her team and talk openly about that common thing we ALL face as entrepreneurs - the dissonance between being super confident in your ability to provide a solid service and knowing we’re human and messing up and always growing behind the scenes!  

 

Lauren is incredible and I know you’ll get so much out of our interview!



RESOURCES MENTIONED:

 

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler

 

Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations and Bad Behavior by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler

 

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Find out more about Lauren here → http://symponyagency.com





Today's show is sponsored by...

 

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The Biz Women Rock ELITE is now open and ready for you!

The Elite Membership is perfect for you if…

You are obsessed with growing your business! You see your business as a vehicle for doing good in this world and living out a purpose! You love learning from others! You want to incubate yourself with other action-taking business women who believe anything is possible! You are tired of having others around you tell you “you can’t do that!” You want access to your own personal “safe space” of positive women who can give you advice, feedback and pats on the back when you need them! You want regular peeks inside strategies that are working for your fellow Elite members so you can learn from them and apply it to your business!

 

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LIVE COACHING: How to Succeed as a Franchisee in a Different Market

Jul 17, 2017 33:35

Description:

Lifesquire is a personal assistant service that began in Oklahoma City and after 7 years of success, they began franchising out their model and Amanda Broadway was one of its first franchisees.  She purchased the franchise in December 2016 and what made them special, according to Amanda, was their culture - how their staff members interacted with each other and their clients and how the company itself interacted with the community.  

 

And now, Amanda find herself in the first year of growing her franchise in a different city and state (in Bradenton, Florida) and she’s figuring out that she needs clarity on WHAT she should do and WHAT actually works to make her new franchise successful in a different market!

 

During this LIVE COACHING CALL, I help Amanda get clear on what her most important priorities are, who her avatar really is and help her back into what actions she can take to acquire the kind of clients she really wants!  We also discuss how she can create the specialness of the team culture that she loves so much about the original company and some practices she can put into place to deliver the high touch, high quality experiences her clients would love!

 

You can find out more about Amanda and Lifesquire here → http://gulfcoast.lifesquire.com/

 

 

These LIVE COACHING SESSIONS are here so you can get deep insight into business issues, ideas and challenges that we all face as we create strategies, solutions and action plans that you can benefit from!  It's also a great way to see just how transformative it can be to allow another qualified person into your business so you can save time, money and energy that you would normally take figuring it out on your own!  We're in this together!

 

If you are interested a strategy session for YOU and YOUR business, check out the different options you have HERE or simply email me at katie@bizwomenrock.com to let me know how I can best serve you!

From Brick & Mortar to a Successful Online Business with Stacy Tuschl of She Builds Her Empire

Jul 10, 2017 29:36

Description:

As someone who has run a local business for almost a decade and then grown a successful online business, I’ve been curious to get inside the head of Stacy Tuschl, entrepreneur, mom, business coach and strategist and overall DRIVEN biz woman!  Fifteen years ago, Stacy began a dance competition studio in her parents back yard because she thought it would be fun.  After 3 years, she had 100 people showing up weekly and she realized that she should take her hobby and officially turn it into a business!  Now that business is a million dollar company and she does very little to make it work on a daily basis.  

 

Which is why over a year ago, she launched her online business that provides coaching and education to women who are just as serious as she is about building their empires.  

 

During this wonderful interview, Stacy shares how she was able to take a hobby and turn it into a highly profitable business and why investing in mentors and coaches early on has seriously paid off for her!  She also talks about how she was able to turn “let me pick your brain” sessions into paying clients and how she priced that.  We also talk about the benefits of focusing on high end clients and how to structure your time and priorities (and how to delegate to leverage others time!) so your business can grow exponentially!

 

Find out more about Stacy HERE → http://shebuildsherempire.com

 

And check out her podcast!  → https://shesbuildingherempire.com/the-podcast/

 

 

 

Today's show is sponsored by...

 

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The Biz Women Rock ELITE is now open and ready for you!

The Elite Membership is perfect for you if…

You are obsessed with growing your business! You see your business as a vehicle for doing good in this world and living out a purpose! You love learning from others! You want to incubate yourself with other action-taking business women who believe anything is possible! You are tired of having others around you tell you “you can’t do that!” You want access to your own personal “safe space” of positive women who can give you advice, feedback and pats on the back when you need them! You want regular peeks inside strategies that are working for your fellow Elite members so you can learn from them and apply it to your business!

 

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Membership is just $37/mo!

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Lessons From the Emergency Room

Jul 3, 2017 18:20

Description:

We came into the Emergency Room with my daughter on Sunday, knowing something was seriously wrong with her.

 

Four days and 3 night later, we’re sitting at the precipice of a discharge, going home with good news.

 

If you have ever been in the hospital with someone you love, you know that it is a vortex...normal life doesn't exist here and time works completely differently than it does in the outside world.

 

Which is why since Sunday, I have been understandably unplugged from my normal business workings. I've had to reschedule with clients, podcast guests, podcast interviews (so grateful for the grace and understanding of each of these ladies!) and have overall been absent on social media.

 

Always one to want to share lessons, I thought long and hard about what I could possibly share with you about this experience that would actually be meaningful to you.

 

I could talk about the power of delegating…

 

...because with just a few messages and Voxers, I was able to give my team what they needed to make sure Biz Women Rock was still moving while I was tending to my daughter.  

 

 

I could talk about how vital great systems are to run a successful business…

 

...because oh my goodness, is a hospital a ripe case study for old school and new school systems! Some that are high tech and mitigate errors (an ankle bracelet that had a barcode and QR code that they would scan anytime they took her blood pressure, did a test or conducted an exam like an MRI). And some that are really old and probably have a reason for still being used, but to the trained eye of an on-demand consumer, are obviously in need of updating (we seriously have to wait for the Doc to tell us test results in person? How about immediate communication via an online video conferencing platform so we can get results asap instead of waiting until she's here again tomorrow?).

 

 

I could talk about the power of niching…

 

...because coming to a children's hospital instead of a general ER and hospital made such a huge difference! They specialize and therefore our experience was so much richer than it would have been otherwise. They had a play room where we spent a ton of time, an awesome red wagon that Sedona loooooved riding in, a playground we could go to in the courtyard and most importantly, doctors, nurses and care staff who deal with babies and kids all day every day.

 

I could talk about the power of FOCUS…

 

...because there ain’t nothing like a health emergency that will make you massively shift your priorities in a millisecond.  All of a sudden, I knew exactly what the most important actions were, knew exactly how I needed to spend my time, knew exactly what I needed to do to and did it.  No hesitation.  No drama.  Just action.  (By the way, if FOCUS is something you need in your biz right now, check out the Make It Happen Mastermind HEREhttp://bizwomenrock.com/mastermind)

 

 

But I'm not going to talk about any of those practicalities.

 

 

I'm going to share with you about the EMOTIONAL JOURNEY of the past few days.

 

Because all the achievements, to-do’s, goals, systems and strategies in business happen on top of this thing called your EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (“the capability of individuals to recognize their own and other people's emotions, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one's goal(s)” according to Wikipedia).

 

And it hit me at 4am this morning, as I was was holding back tears as my daughter cried while they took blood from her one...last...time...that this entire journey of entrepreneurship forces us to uplevel our Emotional Intelligence BIG TIME.  That, just like a medical emergency, it puts situations in our face that will test us and that we have to deal with.  And we’ll either fail to rise to that test (ex: lose my shit with the girl who kept coming in and waking my daughter up to take her temp and blood pressure!) or we succeed with flying colors and oftentimes surprise ourselves by how mature we actually handle things (ex: not letting myself get overly fearful and worked up about anything I was speculating could be wrong with her).  

 

But the point is that we face so many situations that call our emotional intelligence into play and it’s VITAL that we honor this and take the time to work on it and not just the practical strategies of business.  

 

 

So many times during my 1on1 strategy sessions with clients, emotional stuff will come up that requires attention in order for forward progress to be made.  

 

Last week’s podcast episode is a perfect example of this...I featured Biz Women Rock member, Allie Weitzel during a Live Coaching session and while we were working on her time management strategies, it became apparent that she was beating herself up and having a lot of negative emotions around the fact that she had just gone through a major blow in her business and was having trouble recovering quickly.  It showed up in the practicalities of her not being able to get everything done she needed to get done, but the root of it was this negative emotion that was keeping her frozen and unproductive.  And if this emotion wouldn’t have been dealt with, then no amount of strategizing could fix things!

 

 

WHAT EMOTIONS ARE UNDERNEATH YOUR ACTIONS (OR INACTIONS) RIGHT NOW?

 

 

As a brief exercise, I’m sharing with you a quick list of the common emotions that so often come up in business and that definitely came up for me in the hospital.  My hope is that you’ll take a look through them and ask yourself if you’re feeling any of them right now.  And, if you are, take some time to journal about it...perhaps you’ll uncover why you’re having that emotion and can deal with it head-on.  And, when you do, I promise you, you’ll be surprised by how quickly things snap back into place in your business!

 

 

FEAR:

 

By far the most common - and often hidden - emotion in business!  Fear can look like…

 

I’m afraid I won’t make the money I need to make

I’m afraid I’ll look stupid trying to sell my products/service

I’m afraid I’m not as good as “she” is

I’m afraid I’m not good enough

I’m afraid I’ll fail

I’m afraid my clients won’t be satisfied

I’m afraid I’ll make that painful mistake again

 

The tricky thing about fear is that it often isn’t obvious to us until we really do some digging.  Some triggers to know if fear is really what is underneath everything could be…

 

You keep putting off launching something (and have perfectly good excuses as to why)

You refuse to hire help even though you desperately need it

You are stop and go with your marketing because you want to do it “perfectly”

You are not doing something you know you need to do in your biz (creating a funnel, investing in a program, coaching or a mastermind, growing into a new market, etc)

You are “in a rut” and can’t get out

 

 

If you’re nodding your head at any of these, take some time to write in your journal about it and see where fear may be the root of what’s holding you back in your biz!

 

 

ANGER:

 

Especially if you’re someone like me who really enjoys being positive and friendly, it may feel strange to be really ANGRY.  Which means that you may not want to identify it if it’s there.  A few weeks ago, I kept blowing up at my husband (poor guy).  Yelling at him for the tiniest little things and even silently judging and cursing at him if he wasn’t doing exactly what I would want him to do.  I was also getting SO frustrated so easily with everything I was attempting to do in my biz.  If I couldn’t get an email out as fast as I wanted, I would blow up.  If I didn’t have my entire program fill up the moment I started marketing, I was livid.  If I didn’t get everything done I really wanted to, I was filled with anger.  I was ridiculously uncomfortable with this anger and I finally realized it was stunting everything for me.  So, I went to my journal and just started writing “I’m angry because…” and wrote 8 pages of all the things that pissed me off.  This process allowed me a safe space to BE ANGRY and have it be okay.  It also took the sting out of all those things because I was able to get it out of me.  And, ultimately, it helped give me clarity on what was actually going on (there were 2 or 3 things I actually was legitimately angry about) and it gave me an opportunity to deal with them.  And because of this exercise, I stopped yelling at my hubs and gave him a giant apology ;).  (Have I mentioned he’s a big fan of me journaling? lol!).  

 

So, is there something you’re angry about?  Take a good look at it and spend some time letting yourself be angry.  Watch how doing that allows everything else to move right back into its groove.  

 

 

OVERWHELM:

 

Okay, so this isn’t a legitimate “feeling,” but it is something that so many biz women feel very often that can negatively impact our growth, so I believe it’s worth noting.  Overwhelm comes when there’s too much in front of us.  Too much opportunity.  Too much to do.  Too much responsibility.  Too much information.  

 

It freezes us.  It stops us.  And generally speaking, it spirals us down into feeling isolated, depressed and disheartened.  

 

And our business suffers big time.  

 

I had to work really hard at staying out of overwhelm while we were in the hospital.  Every time they ran a test, new results would come back that would take us in a different direction with a new set of possible reasons we were here in the first place.  My mind quickly wanted to skip ahead into the possible diagnoses, which would flood my mind with statistics, solutions and causes that would immediately got my heart beating fast while worry and stress took over.  It was too much and I had to quickly reel myself back into the moment.  

 

When you’re feeling overwhelmed, here are a few hacks to get out of it fast.

 

Talk to someone.  Download what’s going on in your mind onto a trusted friend, colleague or family member.  The act of talking it out will help you make sense of everything and deflate the feeling of pressure from your thoughts.  

 

Journal.  Write down what you’re feeling and why you’re overwhelmed.  It will give you that same sense of relief as talking to someone.

 

Write down your #1 priority.  Ask yourself what is the ONE THING that is most important for you to do and write it down.  Nothing else.  And then go to work getting that one thing done.  That’s it.  

 

Write a brain dump of the to-do’s in your head.  I’m not a huge advocate of a giant “to-do list,” but sometimes, getting all those thoughts or ideas or action items down on paper helps you feel like you’ve gotten ahold of them and it’s a great starting point for you to then prioritize your activities.  

 

Be present and focus on the next best step.  Stop thinking about the big picture and be present in the moment.  Just focus on the next thing you need to think about.  That’s it.  

 

 

JOY:

 

Holding my baby girl when we walked into our house for the first time in 4 days so I could put her in her own bed for a restful nap...that was pure joy!

 

Getting the first person to commit to the Make It Happen Mastermind and squealing in delight because I knew it was exactly what she has been craving to help her achieve her goals...that was incredibly joyful!

 

Helping a client during a strategy session create a business model that made perfect sense for everything she’s been building...total joy!

 

Getting on a Facebook Live and talking back and forth with you...pure joy!

 

We feel JOY a LOT.  Yet, as a direct contrast to these other emotions, we tend to let the feeling come up and then quickly move on, not giving joy the full amount of attention it deserves.  

 

The most important thing to understand about the emotion of JOY is that it is the fountain of youth for your business!  It keeps you young and vibrant and excited about your mission.  The more you feel it, the more refreshed energy you bring to your tasks, the more positivity you bring to your day, the more creativity and inspiration surround you!  

 

So, your job is to recognize joy, accentuate it and create MORE of it!

 

How have you felt joy in your business lately?  My guess is that if you make a list of all the moments of joy, you’ll be surprised by how many things you write down.  It may be a great way to get into a place of gratitude that will fuel your business into the stratosphere!!!

 

 

 

There is no escaping the emotions that are the foundation of our entire business workings.  And if we try...if we try to ignore fear or anger or overwhelm or joy and just work on strategy, then we’ve done ourselves and our business a giant disservice.  

 

It’s only when we understand that this entire business journey is one with our emotional and personal development that we can start to really make some massive moves towards our visions!

 

 

PS: The above post was written the day we got home from the hospital.  I’m happy to share that my daughter is doing GREAT and playing around like the energetic toddler she is!  Thank you SO MUCH for your thoughts and prayers and good energies sent our way!  

 

 

PPS: If hearing about the Make It Happen Mastermind perked your ears, find out more about it HERE (http://bizwomenrock.com/mastermind)...it’s the perfect combination of structure, accountability, support, strategies and ideas you need to ensure you blow your 2017 goals out of the water!

LIVE COACHING: How to Get Focused After Being in a Rut and How to Properly Sell "One Stop Shop" Services with Allie Weitzel

Jun 26, 2017 45:42

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Allie Weitzel has been an active member of the Biz Women Rock community for awhile now, so I was SUPER excited to have the opportunity to strategize with her!  She owns a company called Summit Business Team which provides small businesses with full service accounting, payroll, bookkeeping and strategic financial growth services!  Allie has had tremendous growth and has doubled her business in the past year!  

 

During our call, I help Allie get clarity on two separate issues:

 

How do I succinctly communicate to potential clients what I do?  (i.e. I’m a “one stop shop and I help everyone!”).  This turned into an understanding of how to not overwhelm her clients with her every single service they offer, but how to instead strategically have successful “discovery sessions” or conversation so she can properly point them in the direction of the packages that would service each client the best!

 

How can I better manage my time?  I’m so unfocused and can’t seem to get my sh*t together!  During our conversation, I discover that Allie is in a “funk” and can’t seem to get herself out.  So, we talk openly about this and talk about very smart and strategic things she can do to get BACK into flow where she can be productive and happy again!  If you’ve ever been in a funk or unfocused or just not in flow, this is the conversation to listen to!  

 

You can check out more about Allie here → https://www.team-summit.org

 

 

 

These LIVE COACHING SESSIONS are here so you can get deep insight into business issues, ideas and challenges that we all face as we create strategies, solutions and action plans that you can benefit from!  It's also a great way to see just how transformative it can be to allow another qualified person into your business so you can save time, money and energy that you would normally take figuring it out on your own!  We're in this together!

 

If you are interested a strategy session for YOU and YOUR business, check out the different options you have HERE or simply email me at katie@bizwomenrock.com to let me know how I can best serve you!

Inside the Business Brain of a Half a Million Dollar Company with Hilary Hendershott of Profit Boss Radio

Jun 19, 2017 39:06

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Usually, I like to pick a particular angle or lens with which I’m interviewing my guests because I know they have a particular area of expertise that will benefit you.  But there are so many areas of business that Hilary Hendershott does right that I knew giving you a general insight into how her business brain works would be the most helpful!  Hilary worked in her father’s financial planning business for 13 years before she decided to open her own company.  And in just 3 years, Hilary Hendershott Financial has become a high six figure business, expected to earn $500,000 in revenue by the end of 2017.  During this incredible interview, Hilary shares why she started her own company instead of simply taking over her father’s business, the biggest mistake she made in her first year of business and her specific process on how she hires right and successfully manages a virtual team.  

 

In addition, we talk about the huge impact launching her podcast Profit Boss Radio has made in her business - not just in listeners turning into clients, but in her overall personal brand as an expert in her field -> “I believe what the podcast does is scale TRUST.”

 

This interview will give you a deep insight into the person that Hilary IS, which will explain why her business has had such tremendous growth in such a short period of time!

 

 

Check out Hilary’s podcast Profit Boss Radio HERE → http://profitbossradio.com

 

Want to find out more about how Hilary can help you?  Check her out here → http://hilaryhendershott.com

 

 

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LIVE COACHING: Creating an Effective Marketing Plan with Heather Robertson-Devine of Books Del Sur

Jun 12, 2017 42:14

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LIVE COACHING: Creating an Effective Marketing Plan with Heather Robertson-Devine of Books Del Sur

 

I've had the privilege of coaching and strategizing with Heather Robertson-Devine for months now.  She is incredible and owns Books Del Sur, a company that imports authentic Spanish children's books into the US and makes them available to dual language classrooms all throughout the country.  As a whole, what makes her business so unique is the fact that these books are not just "Little Red Riding Hood" translated into Spanish, but books that are created and written in Spanish-speaking countries and then made available in Elementary school classrooms here in the US so kids can learn authentic Spanish stories.

 

During this LIVE COACHING session, Heather and I are diving deep into creating a powerful and practical marketing strategy for her ANTI-PRINCESSA series...3 books that each feature a powerful Latin woman - Frida Khalo, Violeta Parra and Juana Azurduy.  She's realized that these particular books have appeal to a wider audience...people like you and me who want to buy these books for our own families or as gifts for our friends and their kids.  And because the end-user market requires a very different marketing strategy, we're using this time to create one!

 

These LIVE COACHING SESSIONS are here so you can get deep insight into business issues, ideas and challenges that we all face as we create strategies, solutions and action plans that you can benefit from!  It's also a great way to see just how transformative it can be to allow another qualified person into your business so you can save time, money and energy that you would normally take figuring it out on your own!  We're in this together!

 

If you are interested a strategy session for YOU and YOUR business, check out the different options you have HERE (http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie) or simply email me at katie@bizwomenrock.com to let me know how I can best serve you!

 

 

And definitely check out more about Heather here! --> https://booksdelsur.org/

 

 

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The Anatomy of a Profitable and Powerful Presentation with Dustin Mathews of Speaking Empire

Jun 5, 2017 38:23

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In our previous episode with Jane Atkinson, we learned all about the business of speaking - what your Keynote page should look like on your website and how to charge for your presentations.  And today’s episode is the PERFECT compliment for you if you are doing any sort of presentations - keynotes, online webinars, live workshops and more!  I’m honored to have my good friend Dustin Mathews on the show to share with you the exact anatomy of a powerful and profitable presentation!  

 

Dustin’s background as a very successful online marketer positioned him perfectly to co-found Speaking Empire, a company that helps clients make more money and have a bigger impact by perfecting their presentations.  His book No BS Guide to Powerful Presentations: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Plan to Selling Anything with Webinars, Online Media, Speeches, and Seminars (mouthful, I know) goes through the exact formula to use when giving presentations!  And on today’s show, he literally goes step by step through it all!

 

We talk about…

 

* what you should do to PREPARE for your presentation (what can you do before you ever show up that will dramatically impact your ability to communicate and sell)

 

* what a powerful INTRO looks like (and why it’s not what you think it is)

 

* why telling your STORY is the perfect way to enrapture your audience (and what that story must have in order to connect)

 

* what the OFFER is (nope...this is definitely not what you think!)

 

* how you ideally structure the BODY of your presentation so you are teaching, but not over-teaching

 

* the different types of CLOSES and how to ultimately make your audience do what you want them to do! (not in a yucky way, of course).  



Seriously, Dustin delivers the goods!!!  

 

I’ve been doing presentations for a decade and having this conversation brought up so many ah-has and OMGs...giving me great, practical ways to tweak my presentations to get results and I know you’ll feel the same!

 

Check out Dustin’s book here (highly recommended!) → http://nobspresentations.com

 

And you can check out more about Speaking Empire here → http://www.speakingempire.com/

How to Make Money Speaking with Jane Atktinson of Speaker Launcher

May 29, 2017 31:03

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I’ve had so many members of the Biz Women Rock community hungry to add paid speaking to their business model, so when a friend recommended Jane Atksinson come on my podcast, I jumped on it!  Jane has been in the speaking industry for 30 years and her company Speaker Launcher offers coaching, education and support services to those who want to either add speaking as a paid item in their income reports or want to create a lucrative business as a full time speaker.  During this incredible interview, Jane pretty much gives you a blueprint on the exact steps you need to take if you are just starting out and what you can do if you’ve been paid to speak and want to continue to do so.

 

Her advice here is very practical...she literally goes through the anatomy of a Keynote page on your website - what that page should look like and the elements it should have in order to properly represent your offerings and attract the right people who will want to book you!  She also talks about general pricing structures for how to come up with what you should charge and gives some great advice on increasing your rates.  And, lastly, and probably the answer that most of you are wanting, Jane gives a few examples of how you actually get BOOKED!  She is a joy and I promise you, you’ll walk away with great action steps you can take to create some speaking income now!

 

Go and get Jane’s Wealthy Speaker 2.0 here → http://speakerlauncher.com/bookstore/

 

Want to find out more about Jane?  Check out her website here! → https://speakerlauncher.com/

7 Things You Can Do TODAY To Grow Your Following

May 22, 2017 19:23

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7 Things You Can Do TODAY to Grow Your Following

 

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Most of the questions I receive from the amazing women of the Biz Women Rock community can be distilled down to this one question:

How do I make more money?

My answer: Get more clients/customers to pay for your product or services.

How to I get more clients/customers?

My answer: First step: build a community of individuals who know, LOVE and trust you!

How do I grow my community? (or “build my following?”)

My answer: Do any ONE of these 7 things today!

 

1. Ask Your Current Community Members to Share

This simple call to action is so often overlooked! Get onto the platforms you currently have – your Facebook Group, your email list, your Instagram profile, your podcast, your blog, your YouTube channel – and ask your community members to share about you! This can sound like…

[Podcast] “If you loved this episode and got value out of it, I would appreciate you sharing it with one other person who you think would benefit from it!”

[Facebook Group] “Hey ladies! I am loving these conversations in here! If you know of other amazing business women who would benefit from being a part of this incredible group, go invite them to join! Just give them this link! Together, we can ROCK the world!”

[Blog] “If you enjoyed this article, go ahead and share it with others who would benefit!”

Get the idea? Those who love you and are already a part of your community are super happy to share about you…they just need reminding every now and again and to be given an EASY way to do it!

2. Pitch Yourself to Be a Guest on a Podcast

As a podcaster, I have an inside view on how POWERFUL this medium is for visibility! You don’t have to be a podcaster to be featured on other podcasts. Just work backwards…what podcasts are out there that attract your ideal avatar? Do you happen to have any connections with any of those hosts? If yes, go ask them if they’re open to new guests on their show and that you’d love the opportunity to provide value to their audience. If not, start sending some emails and messages to pitch the hosts. (extra resource: my good friend Jessica Rhodes of Interview Connections has some great info on how to pitch to get yesses! http://www.interviewconnections.com/).

And think outside the box…I was just a guest on my good friend Diane Daniels’ podcast Weight Loss Nation (http://theweightlossnation.com), sharing my story of overcoming food addiction and how I achieve ultimate health and fitness happiness. It’s totally not my usual topic of conversation and doesn’t really have anything to do directly with business (my normal “zone of genius”), but a) I really felt like my story could be valuable to her community and b) there may be high driving business women who are listening! As my friend Danny Peña of Gamertag Radio says, “you never know who’s listening!”

3. Write a Killer Email/Blog Post and Post It On Social Media

Visibility is important…marketing is the lifeblood of your business. But CONTENT IS STILL KING. Meaning, you can shout all you want into the world, but if you don’t have good content for others to read, listen to or watch when their eyes point your way, all of it is for nothing. So, take some time to write a fantastic email and blog post (by the way…efficiency tip…one can always be turned into the other). Send it out and share it on social media. If you mention others in it, tag them to bring them into to conversation! Maybe even tap on the shoulders of a few community members to have them share it (go back to #1!).

4. Personally Share Relevant Content With Individuals Who Would Benefit

When you write an awesome blog post or create a great podcast episode or upload a cool YouTube video, personally reach out to a few people who you know would directly benefit from it. Maybe someone in your community just posted in your group about a challenge they’re having and your content addresses that issue. Reach out and share it with them, letting them know you thought it would be helpful in light of their recent post.

5. Reach Out to a Media Source in Your Niche and Offer Yourself as a Resource

Think of 2-3 media sources in your niche who attract your ideal avatar. Reach out to them and offer yourself as a resource. Maybe that means offering to write helpful blog posts or talking to them about offering your podcast or YouTube channel as a regular resource for their readers. Maybe that means bringing them onto YOUR platform so you can give them exposure. This is a strategic ways to get a lot of eyes on you!

6. Do a Facebook LIVE!

Think of the top 3 questions your avatar asks you all the time. Answer each of these 3 questions and boom! You’ve got yourself a 3 part Facebook Live series! Get in front of the camera and share your knowledge! Do this from your Facebook Page and/or your personal Facebook profile because when you do, people will watch and share! Facebook Live tips: 1) write in the copy of the Facebook Live what the video is all about…I’m not going to watch your video if I can’t see what it’s about and whether it’s relevant to me or not. 2) Write AND SAY a call to action! Give people a link so they can find out more about you or get access to something that you’re talking about! If not a link, tell them to comment or sent you a direct message! 3) Do NOT hesitate to get in front of the camera. Still sweaty from a workout? Hair all messy? No makeup? Who cares! Get over it and press record…your community WANTS to see you REAL. (I know my good friend Dana Goldstein of Chic Flicks would agree - http://chicflicks.com).

7. Connect With Those Who Follow Other Influencers in Your Niche (ie. your ideal avatar)

Go into Instagram (or Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn…whatever you like). Go follow someone else who is an influencer in your industry. Someone else who has a brand that attracts your ideal avatar. Then, check out who follows THEM. Go down the list and start following those who look like they would also love your brand.

Note: While this may seem a little “smarmy,” it’s not. Not as long as you are simply CONNECTING with these folks…not directly spamming them. Not putting them on a list and then sending crap to them they never asked for. All you’re doing is strategically opening up the opportunity to get to know them better on social media!

EXTRA RESOURCES:

If you want to take this information deeper, go check out the 4 part series I did all about HOW TO BUILD A COMMUNITY here --> http://bizwomenrock.com/258-2/

 

 

The Truth Behind the Pull of the Mompreneur with Denise Duffield-Thomas of Lucky Bitch

May 15, 2017 44:54

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I promise you, you will feel like you’re sitting down with Denise and I during this incredibly REAL (and explicit...raw language included) conversation about her experience as a Mompreneur.  Denise is the creator of Lucky Bitch, a company that provides education and support to women who want to break through their money blocks and experience financial abundance in their lives.  Since I interviewed her back in 2014, a lot has changed for Denise!  She now has two kids, Willow (3) and George (1) and her business has shot into the stratosphere of success.  I deliberately wanted to have her on to discuss how she’s achieved such great success while having a baby and a toddler!  During the interview, Denise talks very openly and honestly about how she prepared her mind to knowing that she could totally ROCK at both entrepreneur and mom before she even had kids.  We also get into an impassioned conversation about the pull that many of us mompreneurs feel when we really LOVE our work and want to work a lot AND we want to be a great mom and spend time with our kids.  We discuss the roles our spouses play in our abilities to be amazing mompreneurs and we both talk openly about how the conversations we’ve had with our husbands.  Then of course we touch upon outsourcing, dealing with limiting beliefs, and Denise’s belief (and mine too) that when we raise up women around the world, we can make BIG changes on a global scale!  

 

This is totally real, girl...so enjoy!

 

Find out more about Denise and all her amazing education here → http://luckybitch.com

 

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Have you picked up your FREE Mompreneur Mission Statement yet?  This is an amazing tool that I’ve used to get super clear about what is most important to me as a mom and an entrepreneur!  It’s been the foundation of how I make my mompreneur life work!  Get yours totally FREE here → http://bizwomenrock.com/mms

4 Ways the Mompreneur Series Changed How I Approach My Business and My Daughter

May 8, 2017 33:06

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4 Ways the Mompreneur Series Changed How I Approach My Business & My Daughter + Stories from You!

This episode is concluding our Mompreneur Series! (Except for the BONUS episode with Denise Duffield-Thomas who will be my guest next week...mompreneur scheduling ;)). I'm so excited to share with you the 4 (+ 1 bonus) ways this series has directly impacted how I show up to my business and my daughter. And, the last half of the show features incredible mompreneur stories from your fellow Biz WomenRock community members! I promise you, you will be touched!

 

1. My life as a mom and my life as an entrepreneur are not separate. They are, in fact, two different elements of my life that are part of the whole. Just like my right arm and my left arm are two separate body parts, but still work in tandem with each other and are vital parts of my entire body. And this is not how I’ve been approaching mompreneurship. I’ve been so proud of the fact that I’m “100% present” when it’s mommy time and “100% present” when it’s business time. And while that’s a good practice to be present in the moments and most definitely time needs to be managed so I can put my energy into the two well, the overall life I lead does not separate these two things. So, my lesson has been to let these two bleed more into each other. To talk about business with Sedona around, to do some work even (gasp!) at times if I really need to, to chill the hell out when I’m at a business meeting with her and just have the conversations I can have...not to get all pissy because I “can’t be business woman and mommy at the same time.” This also allows Sedona to SEE her mommy work! This was a BIG, big lesson for me!

 

2. The pursuit of time management mastery is a necessary endeavor. Work/life balance is a myth, so I prefer to focus on time management - how am I proactively creating the schedule that best suits my life and what do I have in place to optimize every single minute of the day? The big lesson here is that there is no such thing as MASTERY of time management. What was incredibly clear was that every single woman I interviewed put a lot of time and effort into managing their time wisely. They had to in order to give attention to all the things they deem as important. However, things NEVER go 100% according to plan. And so they understood that time management was never going to be mastered. They did their best and then adjusted as needed.

 

3. Organizing one’s life is a must. And the tools and manner of organization are always evolving. During this series, I had a serious realization that my methods of organizing no longer work for me. After a few weeks of feeling in a cloud of chaos, I finally got a planner, a white board calendar and re-vamped the way I organize myself every day. Managing a toddler, a romantic relationship with my husband, general life “things” and a growing business requires serious organization!

 

4. Your mindset will determine the path you travel. One of my favorite moments of this series was when Carissa Hill talked about how she simply decided she was going to have a seriously high earning and fast growth business AND spend ample time with her 6 month old. She does tons of things to train her mind that anything is possible. This resonated with me SO MUCH because I’ve put a lot of time and effort into mindset work. That being said, I’m gonna be honest about the fact that I have moments when I want to scream at the universe about how flippin’ CHALLENGING this path actually is. Times when I feel like I’m doing it all on my own. Times when I want to work, but I’ve dedicated that day to Sedona. Times when I want BIG THINGS to happen in my business now, but I know I don’t have enough work hours to complete it during the week. Times when I want to just give up the hard push of growth in my business because I am loving mommying so much. And honestly, these were the things I expected to commiserate with my fellow mompreneurs about during this series. But when Carissa talked about this constant mindset work, I realized that yes, these experiences of mine can be true, but ultimately MY MIND IS THE ONE IN CHARGE OF WHERE I GO. Whether I enjoy this journey and get the most out of every single moment or whether I struggle. So my lesson was knowing that I don’t want this to be a struggle. And so my mindset olympics continues.

 

BONUS: My daughter deserves the same kind of energy, planning and passion that my business gets! Maria Dismondy’s stories of how she organizes and plans out time with her kids was a huge eye opener for me. While I definitely do activities with Sedona during our mommy-daughter days and while I am absolutely proactive about what we do together, Maria’s descriptions of the cool stuff she does with her kids really opened my eyes to the disparity between the energy, focus and excitement with which I approach my business vs. time with my daughter. Sometimes it’s just easy to go on auto-pilot with Sedona or use our day as a “brain break” for me after going so hard in my business. But I realized that I can get just as excited and ready for fun stuff for me and Sedona to do that can take our time together to an entirely new level of fun, learning, growing and bonding. Since my interview with Maria, I’ve had two play dates with other mommies (I hadn’t had any this whole time!), created my own crafts corner, created a Summer Bucket List and have plans for baking cookies together soon.

 

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Conversations and Agreements with Your Spouse and How It Impacts Your Mompreneur Life with Michelle Evans

May 1, 2017 29:38

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This conversation definitely went into an unexpected place.  But a very necessary one that we haven’t yet addressed on this series!  Michelle and I end up talking quite openly about the conversations and agreements we have with our spouses that help us make our lives as mompreneurs work!  Michelle Evans is a marketing strategist who helps coaches and influencers attract their perfect target market by creating specific offerings that allow further, targeted conversations to happen in a phrase, she helps people with create and optimize marketing funnels.  She has three kids, ranging from 14 years old to 5 years old and during this conversation, we talk about what it was like to start her business when her youngest was just 8 weeks old (she has a really powerful story about why she decided to do that!), how her business has evolved and most importantly, how she has evolved so she can create a LIFE that she loves...all because she chooses to GET CLEAR on what she really wants and how she can make it happen.  Michelle shares very openly about the conversations she and her husband have and the structure they create in their lives in order to ensure that she can live vibrantly in her business and in her life as a mom!

 

Find out more about Michelle here → http://michellelevans.com/

Mastering the Mompreneur Mindset with Carissa Hill

Apr 24, 2017 31:27

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I think I officially fell in love with Carissa Hill during this interview.  I had the pleasure of meeting Carissa at Podfest Multimedia Expo in February 2017 and I immediately knew that I had to know her and bring her to you.  Carissa is a genius at using Facebook to significantly grow your business and she teaches her results-driven strategies to clients and students all around the world through her courses.  And we’re not talking a small potatoes business here...she replaced her husband’s annual salary in one week during a course launch.  Yeah.  Super cool, right?  

 

At the time of this interview, Carissa is the mom of 6 month old Jayden and the reason why I’m so excited for you to listen to our conversation is because she has absolutely refused to believe that she needs to put her business on the back burner in order to be with her son.  She embodies the mindset that she CAN have a thriving, super profitable business AND spend tons of time with her son.  Yes, she talks about how she manages her time.  And yes, she talks about how to best delegate so you can get more done (she actually has a few really impressive tips on how to do this!).  But ultimately, the big takeaway from this episode is how to manifest the business life and mom life of your dreams and developing the MINDSET that makes it all possible!

 

Check out more about Carissa here → http://carissahill.com.au/

A Baby, a Toddler, a Brand New Law Practice and a Baby Friendly Office with Attorney Chelsie Lamie

Apr 17, 2017 30:08

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You may initially think Cheslie Lamie, Personal Injury Attorney was crazy for opening up her private practice when her youngest son was just 6 months old and her older son was a toddler.   But after listening to this podcast episode, you’ll understand that she is actually quite brilliant.  As the sole income provider for her family of four, she definitely had a lot of fear, but ended her first year in business very successfully!  During our interview, Chelsie shares what encouraged her to jump out on her own (with encouraging words from her grandfather), her belief in delegating as much as you can as your budget allows (she shares her favorite tool for outsourcing her grocery shopping!) and what what she does when she’s having a rough day.  We also talk in depth about the baby friendly office she created Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  During those days, her company provides in-office daycare for her kids, the kids of her team members and the kids of her clients...amazing idea, right?!  She gives some great tools on how to make that a success and ultimately how to make your life as a mom and your life as a business woman work!



RESOURCES MENTIONED:

 

Parenting in the Workplace Institute --> http://www.babiesatwork.org/

 

Shipt Grocery Delivery --> https://www.shipt.com/



Find out more about Chelsie here! http://chelsielamie.com/

How to Be a Full Time Mommy and Have a Thriving Business with Author Maria Dismondy

Apr 10, 2017 27:50

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I think I subconsciously created this Mompreneur Series because of Maria Dismondy.  She’s been a dear friend of mine ever since we were in a mastermind together in 2015.  We’re currently accountability partners, so I have the advantage of having an intimate view of how Maria manages her business and her kids and I always stand in awe.  Of course she has tough times, times when things don’t go according to plan - which we definitely discuss in this interview - but she has created an incredible mompreneur life that I greatly respect!  Maria is a children’s book author, having written 8 books that teach kids character and she’s also owns Cardinal Rule Press, her publishing company.  She speaks to schools both live and in person and overall, runs an incredibly impressive empire “part time” and from her house!

 

Maria is the mother of 3 kids, Ruby, Leah and Dexter and during this incredible conversation, Maria shares incredible tips on how she manages her time so she can be a full time mom (read: does not have regular childcare) and grow her business in the mornings, during nap times and at night!  Because I know Maria to be a super creative person with a teaching background, she also shares AMAZING ideas on how to plan the time she spends with her kids!  She shares about how she has a “Crafts Closet,” full of goodies that she can take out and use on a whim, how she relies heavily on Pinterest to come up with ideas on fun projects to do and, after the interview, Maria shared with me that she creates seasonal bucket lists with her kids so she doesn’t get into a run or ever run out of fun things to do!  This interview is full of great strategies and ideas on how to get the most out of your mompreneur journey!

 

Here’s a pic of her Crafts Closet :)

 

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Check out more about Maria here → http://MariaDismondy.com

 

And check out the free gift I have for you!  My Mompreneur Mission Statement - a quick guide to help you state your values are as a mom and an entrepreneur so you can rock your biz! → http://bizwomenrock.com/mms



Resources Mentioned:

 

Homeschool: Crafts for at home
https://www.pinterest.com/mariadismondy/homeschool/


Spring Board:
https://www.pinterest.com/mariadismondy/easter/


Summer Board:
https://www.pinterest.com/mariadismondy/summer/

Hacks to Manage 5 Kids and a Thriving Business with Kirsten Oliphant of Create If Writing

Apr 3, 2017 34:45

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When I reached out to Kirsten to feature her on this Mompreneur Series, I joked with her that the title of her episode would be Five F*&#^@g Kids and a Business!  Now, obviously, I changed the title to be a bit more appropriate, but that’s pretty much what we’re discussing in this interview.  Kirsten Oliphant is the owner of Create If Writing, a podcast and business that provides education and resources to writers, bloggers and entrepreneurs who want to build their online following and make money through their writing.  During our conversation, Kirsten shares about how her business now looks very different than what it did when she had her first kid and ultimately how her business evolved because of her growing family.  She then gives incredible, practical advice - hacks on how to best manage your time so you’re the best mom and entrepreneur you can be!  From how to organize your schedule to local resources you can take advantage of!  And ultimately, we discuss finding your own place of peace in the ever-moving “mompreneur equation” we must all manage!  Kirsten is a wealth of information and gives great advice for how to do it all (and be okay with the fact that it’s all a mess too!).  She may have convinced me to go for five kids… ;)


Check out more about Kirsten and her brilliance here: --> CreateIfWriting.com

Business After Maternity Leave with Lizz Torgovnick of Sequence Events

Mar 27, 2017 33:39

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I had the pleasure of meeting Lizz Torgovnick when she became a coaching client of mine in the summer of 2016.  She was just stepping back into her company after giving birth to her first baby, Rosie.  Lizz and her two partners own Sequence Events, an events productions company that specializes in creating memorable experiences for their clients through amazing events.  As the Chief Creative Officer and Founder, Lizz found herself confused about how to show up to her company as her best self, no longer wanting - or able - to work around the clock in the way she had been used to!  In this incredible conversation, Lizz shares how she best prepared to go on maternity leave and set up her team for success without her in the picture (delegation mastery!) and a few of the biggest challenges she had coming back into the business after maternity leave.  She candidly shares about how her biggest ah-ha was taking ownership of her schedule so she could optimize her time and be the best mother and entrepreneur she could be!  And finally, we talk about baby #2.  ;)



Find out more about Lizz and Sequence Events here: -->> http://sequence-events.com/

Top Strategies That Make My Life as a Mompreneur Work: A Special Kickoff to the Mompreneur Series

Mar 20, 2017 26:15

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Top Strategies That Make My Life as a Mompreneur Work: A Special Kickoff to the Mompreneur Series

 

This is a special solo episode where I get to officially kick off the Mompreneur Series! I do this by sharing with you a bit about my journey as a mompreneur and mostly the strategies and tricks I use to make my life as an entrepreneur and mom work!

How to Attain Financial Freedom with Maree Walden Mac Guiness of the Business of Money

Mar 13, 2017 34:09

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When I was 27, I read the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.  That was the first time I was introduced to the idea of Financial Freedom.  This idea that I could be the master of my money and create money that could come to me on a recurring basis every month that would take the need to work out of the equation...how I could get out of the rat race.  It blew my mind and ever since, I've been a bit obsessed with Financial Freedom and my money education.

 

That's why I'm featuring my good friend, Maree Walden Mac Guiness today.  Because she is a real life business woman who actually HAS ATTAINED financial freedom.  And in this episode, she shares with you some of her best tips, tricks, rules and strategies for how she's done it.  

 

As a member of the Biz Women Rock community, she gives you this totally FREE money allocation tool, that will also give you access to a "pop-up" Facebook Group where she'll be available to answer all your questions about money, financial freedom, planning, etc.  

 

You can access all of it here: http://TheBusinessOfMoney.com/bwr



And BONUS!  Maree is doing a LIVE workshop in Tampa, Florida on April 8th & 9th and she goes through all the great education you can expect to learn there (I'll be there!).  You can learn more about her workshop here: http://TheBusinessOfMoney.com/tampa

PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS | The Power of the Super Niche with De'Nicea Hilton of the Sisters of Flow Podcast

Jan 23, 2017 29:02

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PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS | The Power of the Super Niche with De'Nicea Hilton of the Sisters of Flow Podcast The PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS SERIES is HERE! This series is chalk-full of information for anyone who wants to start a podcast and anyone wh

PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS | The Podcasters of the Biz Women Rock Community!

Jan 23, 2017 09:03

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PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS | The Podcasters of the Biz Women Rock Community!

The PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS SERIES is HERE! This series is chalk-full of information for anyone who wants to start a podcast and anyone who is currently podcasting who wants to make their podcast work better for their business! This series shares the world of podcasting with you through a variety of angles including networks, engaging your audience, the super niche, monetizing, impacting industries and so much more. It also features a special RESOURCE GUIDE - an audio directory of podcasting products and services that can help you along your own podcasting journey!

 

THE PODCASTERS OF THE BIZ WOMEN ROCK COMMUNITY. Not all community members of Biz Women Rock are podcasters, but the podcasters that are part of the BWR Community ROCK...of course. :) I reached out to them and asked them to give a little blurb about their podcast so YOU can find out more about your fellow community members and get introduced to some cool podcasts you may not have otherwise known about! So go become a fan girl!

 

PODCASTERS:

Bianca Osbourne

The B Sides Podcast

http://biancaosbourne.com/blog

 

Jodi Flynn

Women Taking the Lead

http://womentakingthelead.com

 

Stefania Dalle Pezza

Mujeres en Business

http://mujeresenbusiness.com

 

Taylor Bradford

Boss Girl Creative Podcast

http://bossgirlcreative.com

 

Tina Conroy

Get INTUIT With Tina Conroy

http://www.get-intuit.net/podcasts/

 

 

Dr. De'Nicea Hilton

Sisters of Flow

http://sistersofflow.com

 

Kirsty Major

English with Kirsty

http://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast

 

Lori J. Isenstadt

All About Breastfeeding

http://allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/podcast

 

 

 

Resources Mentioned:

Podfest Multimedia Expo: The best podcast conference for Independents and digital influencers! February 23-25 in Orlando, Florida. This conference is a MUST! Click HERE to register and use your code bwr to get a massive

THE PODCASTING RESOURCE GUIDE| Products and Services for Podcasters

Jan 23, 2017 22:01

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THE PODCASTING RESOURCE GUIDE: Products and Services for Podcasters The PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS SERIES is HERE! This series is chalk-full of information for anyone who wants to start a podcast and anyone who is currently podcasting who wants to make

PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS | Building a Podcasting Network with Kimberly Falkner of the Premier Dance Network

Jan 23, 2017 31:44

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PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS | Building a Podcasting Network with Kimberly Falkner of the Premier Dance Network The PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS SERIES is HERE! This series is chalk-full of information for anyone who wants to start a podcast and anyone wh

PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS | Growing Your Know, Like and Trust Factor with Elizabeth DiAlto of Untame Your Wild Soul Radio

Jan 23, 2017 27:47

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PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS | Growing Your Know, Like and Trust Factor with Elizabeth DiAlto of Untame Your Wild Soul Radio The PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS SERIES is HERE! This series is chalk-full of information for anyone who wants to start a podcast

PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS | A Community of Podcasting Women with Jessica Kupferman and Elsie Escobar of She Podcasts

Jan 23, 2017 33:47

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PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS | A Community of Podcasting Women with Jessica Kupferman and Elsie Escobar of She Podcasts The PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS SERIES is HERE! This series is chalk-full of information for anyone who wants to start a podcast and a

PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS | Engage Your Listeners with Glenn the Geek of the Horse Radio Network

Jan 23, 2017 32:32

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PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS | Engage Your Listeners with Glenn the Geek of the Horse Radio Network The PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS SERIES is HERE! This series is chalk-full of information for anyone who wants to start a podcast and anyone who is current

PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS |Change Your Industry with Liz Covart of Ben Franklin's World

Jan 23, 2017 29:02

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PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS |Change Your Industry with Liz Covart of Ben Franklin's World The PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS SERIES is HERE! This series is chalk-full of information for anyone who wants to start a podcast and anyone who is currently podcas

PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS |How to Monetize Your Podcast

Jan 23, 2017 01:03:56

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PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS |How to Monetize Your Podcast The PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS SERIES is HERE! This series is chalk-full of information for anyone who wants to start a podcast and anyone who is currently podcasting who wants to make their pod

PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS | The Age of the Influencer with Chris Krimitsos of Podfest

Jan 23, 2017 24:08

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PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS | The Age of the Influencer with Chris Krimitsos of Podfest The PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS SERIES is HERE! This series is chalk-full of information for anyone who wants to start a podcast and anyone who is currently podcasti

PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS | The Power of Podcasting: The Biz Women Rock Story

Jan 17, 2017 43:01

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PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS | The Power of Podcasting: The Biz Women Rock Story

 

The PODCASTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS SERIES is HERE! This series is chalk-full of information for anyone who wants to start a podcast and anyone who is currently podcasting who wants to make their podcast work better for their business! This series shares the world of podcasting with you through a variety of angles including networks, engaging your audience, the super niche, monetizing, impacting industries and so much more. It also features a special RESOURCE GUIDE - an audio directory of podcasting products and services that can help you along your own podcasting journey!

 

THE POWER OF PODCASTING: THE BIZ WOMEN ROCK STORY.

 

I couldn't think of a better way to give you an insiders view into the space where podcasting and business collide than Biz Women Rock. Biz Women Rock, the Podcast, did launch the entire Biz Women Rock business, after all. It'll lay a foundation to the entire series and help you understand why I am so passionate about bringing this information to you! As usual, this is me...raw and openly sharing the journey that Biz Women Rock has traveled in its 3 years of life The ups, the downs, the strategies and the lessons learned so you can ultimately have some ah-ha moments, ideas and camaraderie on your podcasting journey! We're all in this together!

 

Resources I mention:

Podfest Multimedia Expo: The best podcast conference for Independents and digital influencers! February 23-25 in Orlando, Florida. This conference is a MUST!

Click BELOW to register and use your code bwr to get a massive deal! -->> http://podfest.us

 

Podcasters Paradise: The course created by Kate Erickson and John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire. This course helped me with my initial set up and has tons of video tutorials and resources to help you out! (This is my affiliate link, as I'm a big believer in the course!).

-->> http://bd140.infusionsoft.com/go/sales/katiekrimitsos

 

Enjoy the series!! ~ Katie

How to Get More Traffic and Leads with Lindsay Anderson of 1 Click Lindsey

Jan 10, 2017 39:08

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How to Get More Traffic & Leads with Lindsey Anderson of 1 Click Lindsey

 

I promise you that your mind will be rocked when you listen to this interview with Lindsey Anderson of 1 Click Lindsey! Her companies, 1 Click Lindsey and TrafficAndLeads.com help business owners and entrepreneurs turn on the faucet so they can have a constant flow of traffic and leads coming their way! In this interview, Lindey does a LIVE WEBSITE ANALYSIS of BizWomenRock.com (yes, I offered!) in order to show me what I could do to make my website work better for me! And then, we dive into very specific strategies on how to increase your organic traffic from Google and she even shares her super secret on getting your first Google Pay Per Click campaign for free! (holy cow, this tip just by itself is worth the listen!). We touch on Facebook Ads and then dive into your email nurture series and some tips she has on turning those leads into SALES! There is a ton of awesome information in this interview and I highly encourage you to reach out to Lindsey to help you get the results you want!

http://oneclicklindsey.com

 

 

7 Habits That Will Skyrocket Your Success in 2017!

Jan 2, 2017 23:25

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7 Habits That Will Skyrocket Your Success in 2017!

 

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” ~ Aristotle

 

I love the New Year.  Fresh start.  New ideas.  New visions.  New resolutions.  

 

But what’s missing from the onslaught of resolutions that are created right now is the REAL STUFF...the glue...the daily habits that easily give us access to the things we want!

 

Here are 7 simple habits that will completely skyrocket your success this year!

 

Get Up Early

 

If you would have told me last year that I would be waking up at 5am every morning, I would have thought you were nuts.  But here I am...an early riser.  There is a reason that most of the world’s most successful people get their day started before the sun rises.  The mornings are a great time to get the necessary alone time you need to set your intentions for the day, to get your head clear about where you want to put your energy and to take the time to care for yourself.  Once the world starts moving around you, these things become significantly harder to do.  Is it possible to do this at night (if you’re a night owl?).  Of course it is, but as a person who has gone from a late-night person to an early morning riser, I can tell you first hand that the massive difference is in the freshness of your mind (so much creativity happens in the quiet, fresh mind of the mornings!) and the lightness of the day ahead (you don’t have the weight of a full day on your back).  Getting up early has proved to be one of the most productive things I’ve done for my life and my business.  



Be Grateful

 

I’m not just talking about saying thank you’s, I’m talking about creating a daily practice of gratitude.  Writing down what you’re grateful for.  Every.  Single.  Day.  The more you focus on what you have and what you’re grateful for, the more of those things will come into your life.  My daily gratitude habit is writing down what I’m grateful for in my gratitude journal.  Every day I write whatever comes to mind that I feel particularly grateful for and end the exercise with 2 or 3 things I’m committed to.  Like “I’m committed to staying positive,” or “I’m committed to being kind.” This is the very first thing I do in the mornings and it sets the tone for my entire day!  

 

Journal With a Purpose

 

I have always been a lover of journaling, but in 2016, I learned the art of PURPOSEFUL JOURNALING.  Which basically means that I am journaling in a specific way in order to live the ideal life I want.  I am creating the life I want through the journaling process!  In the past, my journaling had been merely an account of what was going on in my life and any accompanying thoughts or emotions I had about those events.  While it was cathartic, it wasn’t productive.  

 

But journaling with a purpose opens the doors for all sorts of incredible things to happen!  While there are an endless stream of writing prompts and journaling exercises that lend themselves to purposeful journaling, here are just a few that you can use…

Write a money statement.  It usually looks something like this: I am so happy and grateful that I received $10,000 into [insert your business name here] today! Money comes to me easily and daily!  This is more of a declaration than anything.  You are telling the universe you are open for business and ready to receive income.  Lining this statement with gratitude and a belief that money is easy to make anchors this in you every single day!  

Write statement after statement about your ideal life as if it’s already happening.  This may be surprisingly difficult at first, but I promise it gets easier (and VERY fun to do!).  This may look something like this…

I have a waiting list of my dream clients

My VIP days are booked out for the entire year

I easily pay my bills at the beginning of the month

I love to work out every single day

I am fit and healthy

I easily exceed my financial goals every single month

My education programs sell out every time

My daughter and I have a group of moms that we do weekly activities with

Write down your visions.  Anytime you have an idea, thought or vision about your business (or your life in general), WRITE IT DOWN!  Write out every single thing that you possibly can.  No filtering.  No editing.  Just get it out.  You will be amazed at how damn productive this is!  All of a sudden, you’ll have a reservoir of content to pull from, a treasure chest of targeted ideas on where you want your business to go next, an incredibly clear mission statement!  



Check in With Your Success Team Regularly

 

Every week, two weeks, or month, check in with the awesome people who are part of your success team.  Who makes up your success team?  

Your Coach. This person is a part of your success team because they force you to think BIGGER, to expand your mind to things you didn’t even know were possible.  They help you come up with practical strategies on how to achieve what you want and create solutions to challenges you’re facing.  Meeting with your coach on a regular basis forces you to stay on-point with the larger direction of your business.  I have coaching clients who meet with me every single week, some who meet every other week and some who meet once each month.  And I meet with my coach every other week.  

Your Accountability Partner. Your accountability partner is a fellow biz woman who keeps you honest.  Setting up agreed-upon rules of how you two check in with one another will hold your feet to the fire (because you don’t want to look like a flake, do you? Sometimes peer pressure is good!).  My accountability partner and I meet once/month to set up the month and then email each other an update every single week.  

Close friends for brainstorming and venting. Outside of the two above, more “structured” relationships, your success team can include a few people close to you who you can trust with ideas, creative thoughts, doubts and even negative thoughts.  There is immense value in this safe space because the practice of speaking things out with these close friends can help you see solutions, new ideas and give you great feedback!  My sister, my husband (selectively) and a few close girlfriends fulfill this for me!  

Your brand ambassadors.  Your brand ambassadors are the most loyal members of your community.  They LOVE you adore the work you do.  Keeping a close relationship with your brand ambassadors allows you quick access to the heartbeat of those you serve.  Call upon them when you’re feeling doubtful (“Hey, Jane...if I did something like this, would you find value in that?”) and anytime you’re feeling low and need a reminder of how much of an impact you ARE making (hint: ask for testimonials from them and you’ll get all the positive confirmation you need!)!

 

Exercise

 

Your physiology is directly connected to your psychology.  Your body, mind and spirit are intertwined and you can bet that hitting your peak performance stride has to include your physical well being.  I am not here to be a workout guru...only to reinforce the facts that when your body is healthy, it positively impacts everything else in your life!  But let me give you some real examples of how you can use exercise to directly benefit your business.

Exercise when you feel stuck.  I use this trick a lot.  Anytime I’m working and start to feel myself getting frustrated for whatever reason, I get up out of my desk and move.  If I haven’t done my workout for the day, I’ll take 30 minutes and do it then.  If I have, I’ll take 20 minutes and walk around the neighborhood.  This act always - 100% of the time - gets me back in front of my computer and kicking butt in a super focused and productive way!

Schedule your daily workouts (put it on your calendar) and schedule it for the same time every day.  Just like every habit, it is imperative that you regulate this activity!  And the best way to ensure that you make exercise a habit is to schedule it in your calendar at an optimal time (when you’re most likely to actually do it) and then just stick to your schedule.  A great trick I use whenever I get out of this habit (which I do), is to commit to working out at the same time for 7 days.  Usually by then, I’ll be back into the routine!  And remember to change your schedule should your ideal workout times shift!  The ideal time for you to exercise every day is when you’ll actually do it - day in and day out!  I typically work out during my daughter’s morning nap around 9am.

 

Proactively create the schedule you want

 

As I just alluded to in the description about scheduling your workouts, scheduling your life is a phenomenal way to create the life you want!  It takes some practice, but when executed, this habit will force you to shift from “I’m floating down the river of life, going wherever the current takes me,” to “I’m building my own damn boat with a motor to go where I want, when I want!”  It’s a pretty massive paradigm shift.  Here are 5 simple steps to mastering your schedule:

Write a list of all the regular activities you do on a weekly basis. Group them into categories (admin, content creation, business planning, etc.) Think about when you work best.  Match your energy with your work. Look at a 7 day week on a blank calendar and start blocking out the ideal times for these categories. Implement for one week. Adjust as necessary

 

From 5am-7am every morning, I have time blocked in my schedule called JOURNAL & CONTENT CREATION because I fell in love with habits #1 & #2 and I realized after a week of journaling that it got my creative juices flowing like crazy!  Every Thursday from 4pm-5pm, my husband and I have a FINANCIAL FREEDOM meeting where we brainstorm, strategize and take action on our financial freedom plan!  These items are scheduled in my calendar and thus, create the habit of putting attention onto the important things in my life!



Laugh a lot!

 

My husband calls me “intense.”  Yes, I am boisterous and happy and adventurous, but I can definitely get into intense, focused moods.  And when I do, I know I need to add some laughter in order to become the best version of me again.  And I love being a goofball!  Having a kid helps habitualize laughter because hearing their laughter come back at you is the best sound ever!  For example, every morning, I dance with Sedona in the kitchen.  While she’s eating her breakfast, I turn up the dance music and jump around like a crazy person.  She LOVES it and we laugh our heads off!  How the hell can I have a bad day if it starts off like that?? :)  Do whatever you can to have laughter in your life!  Hang out with funny friends, go watch funny movies...stare at yourself in the mirror and belly laugh like nobody's watching! (yes, I’ve done this and yes it works!).  The more you laugh, the more you realize that any of the stresses you may have are just temporary and that everything is totally awesome the way it is.



Do you already practice these 7 habits?  Some of them?  Need to tighten up on a few of them?  Here’s my recommendation: Commit to any ONE of these for just 7 DAYS and follow through with it.  See how it fits.  Tweak it so it works best for you.  Rinse and repeat.


You are your habits.  And there’s no better time than NOW to CREATE the habits you need to manifest the business (and the life) you dream about!

 

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Best part? As a member of the Biz Women Rock Community, you get a special deal!  Your first 4 podcast productions are just $15 each!  Whaaaat?!!  Thats right, just $15 each and after that, the investment is $40 per episode.  Seriously...that is so worth your time!

Check out what Danny & his team can do to help you clear your schedule of your podcast production!

Click HERE to get your special Biz Women Rock deal today!

Your Big Wins in 2016! The Biz Women Rock Community Brags (and Rightly So)!

Dec 20, 2016 18:29

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Your Big Wins for 2016! The Biz Women Rock Community BRAGS!

Every single member of the Biz Women Rock community is kicking butt in some way! In this special episode, we take a look back at 2016 and recognize those BIG WINS we had! I'm featuring a handful of women who have some incredible wins to share! Special thanks to Hilary Hendershott, Ronnie Allen, Allie Weitzel, Heather Robertson Devine, Tina Conroy, Tina Dietz, Cole Freeman, Charlene Burke, Horling Wong for sharing their big wins!

 

JOIN THE NEW YEAR JUMPSTART 6 WEEK GROUP PROGRAM! And Ensure You CRUSH Your 2017 Goals!

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Want to Spend Your Time Working on What You LOVE in Your Business? Then it's time to hand over your podcast editing to the professionals! Emerald City Productions is a full service recording studio that provides production, engineering and editing. If you're thinking about starting a podcast, would like help making your current show sound better, or are just interested in voice coaching to improve your videos and webinars, Emerald City Productions will make you sound your best! Best part? As a member of the Biz Women Rock Community, you get a special deal! Your first 4 podcast productions are just $15 each! Whaaaat?!! Thats right, just $15 each and after that, the investment is $40 per episode. Seriously...that is so worth your time! Check out what Danny & his team can do to help you clear your schedule of your podcast production!

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MONEY MOXIE: How I Earned Over $15k in One Month - Behind the Scenes of Biz Women Rock with Katie Krimitsos

Dec 12, 2016 39:40

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MONEY MOXIE: How I Earned Over $15k in One Month - Behind the Scenes of Biz Women Rock with Katie Krimitsos

 

This is completely raw. In the summer of 2016, I felt lost, unsuccessful and completely confused about how I could actually build a profitable and sustainable business. So, I did a few very specific things that ended up created amazing results for Biz Women Rock...in October, over $13k was generated in revenue and in November, over $15k came in! In this special solo episode, I'm sharing with you the exact roadmap I followed to create this revenue out of nothing! I'm talking about how to launch coaching services from scratch, a few cool strategies I used to build up my coaching pipeline quickly, how I came up with the idea of the Biz Women Rock Retreat and how I marketed that very strategically and successfully! And then I dig into the numbers...how much revenue I brought in and how I brought that in for both October and November. And lastly, I share the biggest lessons I learned from this whole experience!

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Are you a DRIVEN business woman who has BIG PLANS for 2017? Need focus, structure and accountability to help you reach your goals? Then let's work together! I have a few more spots open for 1on1 clients in 2017 and I LOVE working with women who are on fire and ready to rock their business! Shoot me a message at katie@bizwomenrock.com and let's talk!

MONEY MOXIE: Coaching - How to Make GREAT Money as a Coach with Cassie Howard

Dec 5, 2016 37:43

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MONEY MOXIE: Coaching - How to Make GREAT Money as a Coach with Cassie Howard

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Cassie Howard is a badass business coach for driven business women (my tag line for her, not hers). :) She's a no-nonsense woman who helps women go from where they are to where they want to be. Cassie has built a MILLION DOLLAR business by being ridiculously savvy with packaging her coaching, group coaching, VIP days and Education in a way that is completely in line with what she loves to do and what her community WANTS (and will continue to pay for over and over again!). In this incredible interview, she shared openly about how she makes money, how she prices out her packages and why selling isn't bad!

Find out more about Cassie at http://cassiehoward.com

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JUMPSTART YOUR NEW YEAR! And Actually HIT All Those Goals You've Created! Join me for 6 weeks of focused education, accountability and group coaching that will start your year with a BANG!

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Want to Spend Your Time Working on What You LOVE in Your Business? Then it's time to hand over your podcast editing to the professionals! Emerald City Productions is a full service recording studio that provides production, engineering and editing. If you're thinking about starting a podcast, would like help making your current show sound better, or are just interested in voice coaching to improve your videos and webinars, Emerald City Productions will make you sound your best! Best part? As a member of the Biz Women Rock Community, you get a special deal! Your first 4 podcast productions are just $15 each! Whaaaat?!! Thats right, just $15 each and after that, the investment is $40 per episode. Seriously...that is so worth your time! Check out what Danny & his team can do to help you clear your schedule of your podcast production!

Click below to get your special Biz Women Rock deal today! http://emeraldcitypro.com/bizwomenrock

 

MONEY MOXIE: Real Estate - How to Use Real Estate to Create Financial Freedom with Maree Walden MacGuiness

Nov 21, 2016 42:35

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MONEY MOXIE: Real Estate - How to Use Real Estate to Create Financial Freedom with Maree Walden MacGuiness

 

Our Money Moxie Series is diving right into the bottom line of a handful of different business industries: coaching, blogging, online education/products, events, real estate, etc. It will ultimately answer the question: how do you make money doing that? I couldn't be more excited to bring my good friend Maree Walden MacGuiness on the show! She is a financial freedom MAVEN! Of course, she herself lives a financially free life, but she also teaches other women how to do so as well. She's built an incredible portfolio of real estate, a family trust and education businesses (Smart Women's Network) and is super passionate about helping women achieve the financial freedom they desire! While her knowledge on all things financial is incredibly vast, we focus mainly on REAL ESTATE in this interview. She goes through her first property investment, the attitude with which you should approach every investment (genius!) and gives practical tips on how to find a great deal and how to evaluate it to make sure it's the right one for you! If you've every wanted to build your real estate portfolio and/or get insights to creating your own financial freedom, THIS is the episode to listen to! Get your FREE course! Maree's giving away The Money Confidence Mini Course to you for free just because you're a part of the Biz Women Rock community! Grab it now for free HERE! http://www.smartwomensnetwork.com/moneyconfidence/

 

Ready to ROCK Your 2017? Experience the Biz Women Rock Retreat VIRTUALLY! http://bizwomenrock.com/virtualretreat

 

Want to Spend Your Time Working on What You LOVE in Your Business? Then it's time to hand over your podcast editing to the professionals! Emerald City Productions is a full service recording studio that provides production, engineering and editing. If you're thinking about starting a podcast, would like help making your current show sound better, or are just interested in voice coaching to improve your videos and webinars, Emerald City Productions will make you sound your best! Best part? As a member of the Biz Women Rock Community, you get a special deal! Your first 4 podcast productions are just $15 each! Whaaaat?!! Thats right, just $15 each and after that, the investment is $40 per episode. Seriously...that is so worth your time! Check out what Danny & his team can do to help you clear your schedule of your podcast production! Click HERE to get your special Biz Women Rock deal today! http://emeraldcitypro.com/bizwomenrock

MONEY MOXIE: Events - How to Make Money with Your Own Event with Erin Smith

Nov 14, 2016 34:33

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MONEY MOXIE: Events - How to Make Money with Your Own Event with Erin Smith

 

Our Money Moxie Series is diving right into the bottom line of a handful of different business industries: coaching, blogging, online education/products, events, real estate, etc. It will ultimately answer the question: how do you make money doing that? Erin Smith is the founder of The Starters Club, an agency that provides consulting, training and services to those who want to start their businesses and those who want to grow their businesses! She launched her very first BIG EVENT - The Entrepreneur Summit - in 2016 and totally ROCKED IT! During this interview, she gets incredibly candid about why she created the event, the budget she created for it, how she secured the speakers and how she determined if she would pay a speaking fee or not, and how to find and secure sponsors for your event! Lastly, she shares the massive impact her event has had on her BUSINESS! This is a wealth of information and is ideal for you if you've been thinking about putting on an event or if you want to up your game with the events you are currently providing!

 

Can't Make it to This Year's Retreat in Florida? Join Me at the 2016 Biz Women Rock VIRTUAL Retreat! http://bizwomenrock.com/virtualretreat

MONEY MOXIE: A Marketplace - The Ups and Downs of Creating Revenue for a Meaningful Online Marketplace with Danielle Calhoun of Black Sheep Bride

Nov 8, 2016 38:12

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MONEY MOXIE: A Marketplace - The Ups and Downs of Creating Revenue for a Meaningful Online Marketplace with Danielle Calhoun of Black Sheep Bride Our Money Moxie Series is diving right into the bottom line of a handful of different business industries: coaching, blogging, online education/products, events, real estate, etc. It will ultimately answer the question: how do you make money doing that?

 

Today, we're featuring Danielle Calhoun of Black Sheep Bride (http://blacksheepbride.com), an online marketplace that connects brides with vendors, products and causes that give back and do good in the world! During this interview, she talks very candidly about why she started her business, how her business makes money (and her struggles with it making more money), how she feels about the money it makes, the impact her growing business has had on her personal life and relationships, her experiences with not one, but TWO failed attempts at getting investor dollars and ultimately, why she keeps on choosing to stay in this entrepreneurial game! This is an honest look into what it takes to make money as an online marketplace.

 

Want your business to kick ass in 2017? Find out more about the Biz Women Rock Retreat here! http://bizwomenrock.com/retreat

MONEY MOXIE: Online Courses - How to Make Money With Online Courses with Cate Stillman

Nov 2, 2016 32:56

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MONEY MOXIE: Online Courses - How to Make Money With Online Courses with Cate Stillman

Our Money Moxie Series is diving right into the bottom line of a handful of different business industries: coaching, blogging, online education/products, events, real estate, etc. It will ultimately answer the question: how do you make money doing that?

 

Cate Stillman is planning to hit 7 figures in her business http://YogaHealer.com by the end of 2016. And while that sounds super sexy, the truth of it is that she's hitting this milestone because she KNOWS HER NUMBERS!! Cate goes through how she creates incredible revenue streams with online courses, how she decides what the content of those courses should be in order for it to be the best information possible for her community, how to offer online courses and programs to those you serve and how to ultimately, how to be so in tune with your avatars that you can't help but build rock solid sales funnels that give them everything they need to thrive!

How to Use Your Facebook Group to Feed 90% of Your Business Revenue with Cassie Howard

Oct 24, 2016 32:49

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How to Use Your Facebook Group to Feed 90% of Your Business Revenue with Cassie Howard

Cassie Howard is a badass business coach for driven business women (my tag line for her, not hers). :) She's a no-nonsense woman who helps women go from where they are to where they want to be. Cassie has become a master at leveraging her Facebook Group to funnel business into her business and in this interview, she talks candidly about how she generates 90% of her multi-six figure revenues from her Facebook Group! She dishes on the perfect equation for providing value and making offers, shares great ways to get your members engaging with each other and spills on the #1 tips she has for any Facebook Group leader that will make all the difference in their Group's impact in their biz! She rocks! Check out Cassie's website: http://cassiehoward.com

 

Ready to ROCK Your 2017?

Check out the Biz Women Rock Retreat! Coming up on November 19-20, 2016. Reserve your spot today at http://BizWomenRock.com/retreat

How to Use Facebook LIVE Videos to Build Your Business with Michelle Evans - VIDEOS ROCK SERIES

Oct 18, 2016 23:05

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Michelle Evans helps experts, entrepreneurs and small businesses get massive visibility and become known as the go-to expert in their space so clients and opportunities come to them. In this great case study, Michelle shares how she took on my Facebook Live Challenge and started using Facebook Live videos within her Facebook Group...and the massive impact it's had on the bottom line to her business (not to mention all the great interactions she's had with her Group members!).

 

Check out more about Michelle HERE: http://michellelevans.com

 

Are You Ready to ROCK Your Biz in 2017? Reserve your spot today at the Biz Women Rock Retreat! http://bizwomenrock.com/retreat

 

How to Use Facebook LIVE Videos to Build Your Business with Jason Van Orden - VIDEOS ROCK SERIES

Oct 18, 2016 31:44

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How to Use Facebook LIVE Videos to Build Your Business with Jason Van Orden

 

Jason Van Orden helps influencers and thoughts leaders turn their expertise and ideas into courses, content and and automated systems that amplify their income and impact. He's been doing and teaching this stuff since 2005. He's the co-founder of Internet Business Mastery and has been deep into the online business space for a loooong time! In this live case study, I talk to Jason about how he's used Facebook LIVE videos within his Facebook Group to not only produce income and grow his email list, but also create deep relationships with his group members. He dissects some of the Facebook LIVE strategies he's used successfully!

 

Learn more about Jason here: http://JasonVanOrden.com

 

Ready to ROCK Your Business in 2017? Reserve your spot at the Biz Women Rock Retreat! http://BizWomenRock.com/retreat

 

How to Use Video to Grow Your Audience [and Build a Rockin' Biz!] with Amy Schmittauer - VIDEOS ROCK SERIES

Oct 10, 2016 41:18

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VIDEOS ROCK SERIES http://bizwomenrock.com/264-2/ How to Use Video to Grow Your Audience [and Build a Rockin' Biz!] with Amy Schmittauer Amy Schmittauer is producer of Savvy Sexy Social, a YouTube series dedicated to helping you lift your day so you can love your life. This proactive lifestyle channel has amassed a community from over 179 countries whose members have contributed more than 3 million views. A co-founder and video marketing consultant at Aftermarq, Amy has helped clients discover brand awareness through video blog content and is writing her first book on the topic. An internationally-acclaimed public speaker and edutainer, Amy has walked on stages from her hometown of Columbus, Ohio, all the way to the other side of the world in the Philippines, while achieving high marks at the world’s most influential marketing events such as Social Media Marketing World and Hubspot’s Inbound. Known for her edutainment style in everything she teaches, Amy has been mentioned by such prestigious publications as Inc, Business Insider, Columbus CEO, Mashable,Techcrunch and many more. And Today, we're announcing... The Biz Women Rock Retreat! http://BizWomenRock.com/retreat

[1of 3] 3 Ways to Activate Your Facebook Group + 1 Way to Monetize

Sep 12, 2016 27:25

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[1of 3] 3 Ways to Activate Your Facebook Group + 1 Way to Monetize This 3 part series originated as a Facebook Live video series I conducted within my Facebook Group Biz Women Rock. It got such a tremendous response from my community members, that I wanted to share it on the podcast as well! In EACH EPISODE, I'll be going into 3 different ways to activate your Facebook Group and engage your members AND one way to monetize your Group. So at the end of this series, you'll be armed with NINE ways to activate your members and THREE ways to monetize! Boom! Aaaaannddd...I've created a special ebook just for you and it's yours for FREE! >> http://bizwomenrock.com/7secretsfbg A few other resources to help you on your Facebook Groups journey... Facebook Groups Rock! An online course that gives you all the most effective ways to start, grow and monetize your own Facebook Group! Watch the most recent online workshop HERE >> http://bizwomenrock.com/fbgworkshop Check out the course here: http://bizwomenrock.com/facebookgroupsrock Facebook Groups 1on1 Strategy Session 60 intense minutes dedicated to your Facebook Group! Learn more here >> http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie

[2 of 3] 3 Ways to Activate Your Facebook Group + 1 Way to Monetize

Sep 12, 2016 25:33

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[2 of 3] 3 Ways to Activate Your Facebook Group + 1 Way to Monetize This 3 part series originated as a Facebook Live video series I conducted within my Facebook Group Biz Women Rock. It got such a tremendous response from my community members, that I wanted to share it on the podcast as well! In EACH EPISODE, I'll be going into 3 different ways to activate your Facebook Group and engage your members AND one way to monetize your Group. So at the end of this series, you'll be armed with NINE ways to activate your members and THREE ways to monetize! Boom! Aaaaannddd...I've created a special ebook just for you and it's yours for FREE! >> http://bizwomenrock.com/7secretsfbg A few other resources to help you on your Facebook Groups journey... Facebook Groups Rock! An online course that gives you all the most effective ways to start, grow and monetize your own Facebook Group! Watch the most recent online workshop HERE >> http://bizwomenrock.com/fbgworkshop Check out the course here: http://bizwomenrock.com/facebookgroupsrock Facebook Groups 1on1 Strategy Session 60 intense minutes dedicated to your Facebook Group! Learn more here >> http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie

[3 of 3] 3 Ways to Activate Your Facebook Group + 1 Way to Monetize

Sep 12, 2016 17:17

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[3 of 3] 3 Ways to Activate Your Facebook Group + 1 Way to Monetize This 3 part series originated as a Facebook Live video series I conducted within my Facebook Group Biz Women Rock. It got such a tremendous response from my community members, that I wanted to share it on the podcast as well! In EACH EPISODE, I'll be going into 3 different ways to activate your Facebook Group and engage your members AND one way to monetize your Group. So at the end of this series, you'll be armed with NINE ways to activate your members and THREE ways to monetize! Boom! Aaaaannddd...I've created a special ebook just for you and it's yours for FREE! >> http://bizwomenrock.com/7secretsfbg A few other resources to help you on your Facebook Groups journey... Facebook Groups Rock! An online course that gives you all the most effective ways to start, grow and monetize your own Facebook Group! Watch the most recent online workshop HERE >> http://bizwomenrock.com/fbgworkshop Check out the course here: http://bizwomenrock.com/facebookgroupsrock Facebook Groups 1on1 Strategy Session 60 intense minutes dedicated to your Facebook Group! Learn more here >> http://bizwomenrock.com/workwithkatie

260: Using LIVE Video to Grow Your Business with Nicole Walters

Aug 29, 2016 35:22

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http://bizwomenrock.com/260-2 Using LIVE Video to Grow Your Business! Nicole Walters has built a 7 figure business in just 11 months and she’s done so by leveraging livestream video platforms like Persicope and Facebook Live to build her audience and then successfully offer them products and services they desire. In this very high energy interview, Nicole reveals why live stream platforms are so powerful and a few steps on how anyone can use them successfully and how to take those growing audience members and turn them into happy, paying clients that directly benefit your income. She even shares the behind the scenes tools and software she uses to house and deliver her products! Lastly, Nicole reveals a very practical way to manifest anything you want in life! Biz Women Rock is sponsored by... http://BizWomenRock.com/facebookgroupsrock

259: How to Sell 26K Books in 6 Months With Maria Dismondy

Aug 22, 2016 29:53

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http://bizwomenrock.com/259-2 Biz Women on the Move The Biz Women on the Move segment features the amazing accomplishments, challenges, wisdom and interesting experiences from the members of the Biz Women Rock community! Today, we're featuring... Michelle Evans from Michelle L Evans Lorin Oberweger from Free Expressions Seminars & Literary Services The Main Event - How to Sell 26K Books in 6 Months with Maria Dismondy The Main Event is our main feature of the show. Sometimes a deep dive interview with a kick ass business woman, sometimes a case study digging into a phenomenal business strategy, sometimes a diatribe from me about some cool lesson learned in business...whatever it is, its always chalk full of wisdom for you. Today on our Main Event... Maria Dismondy is an incredibly successful self-published children’s book author. She’s written 7 books including Spaghetti in a Hotdog Bun, The Juice Box Bully, Pink Tiera Cookies for Three, The Potato Chip Champ, Spoonful of Sweetness, Chocolate Milk Por Favor and The Little Linebacker (which is co-written with NFL player Stephen Tulloch). Since self-publishing her first book in 2008, Maria has sold over 300k books! She also has had her book Spaghetti in a Hotdog Bun turned into a play that has been running for 2 years now! During our conversation, Maria shares a few of her most successful social media strategies that helped her book sales double during her slowest time of year, how she leveraged paid speaking gigs in front of hundreds of kids at a time to build her business and her book sales and why being open and not afraid to take risks has opened up door after door of opportunities! http://bizwomenrock.com/259-2 Biz Women Rock is sponsored by... Facebook Groups Rock: http://bizwomenrock.com/facebookgroupsrock

258: How to Build a Community Part 4 and The ONE Thing Book Review

Jul 26, 2016 42:58

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http://bizwomenrock.com/258-2 Biz Women on the Move The Biz Women on the Move segment features the amazing accomplishments of the members of the Biz Women Rock community! Today, we're featuring big wins from two of our community members... Patti Lustig of The Extreme Productivity Community Jill Greber Health Coach with the i Can Doctor The Main Event - [4 PART SERIES] How to Build a Community - PART 4 Listen to Part 1 http://bizwomenrock.com/255-2 Listen to Part 2 HERE http://bizwomenrock.com/256-2 Listen to Part 3 HERE http://bizwomenrock.com/257-2 The Main Event is our main feature of the show. Sometimes a deep dive interview with a kick ass business woman, sometimes a case study digging into a phenomenal business strategy, sometimes a diatribe from me about some cool lesson learned in business...whatever it is, its always chalk full of wisdom for you. Today on our Main Event... This week it's your truly bringing you the best of the best about HOW you can build a powerful community! This is more than just adding more followers on social media, having more readers of your blog or listeners of your podcast. This is about bringing them all together, uniting them under your brand and leading them with love and purpose! I'm also bringing in some of the most influential and highly respected community builders I know to give you their insights on how amazing communities are built! This segment is sponsored by... http://bizwomenrock.com/facebookgroupsrock Biz Women Books Biz Women Books is the perfect place to review our favorite books that can make an impact on your biz! Today we're reviewing... The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan I can't possibly tell you how much I LOVE this book! Here's the main concept: throw away the to-do lists and your "top 3 priorities." Get clear on what the ONE THING is that you need to focus on that will make the most impact in your life and focus in on it until it's done. Doing so will have a multiplier effect and get you moving forward with maximum velocity! If you love LISTENING to books like I do, you can get this book FREE on Audible by clicking here! http://www.audibletrial.com/BusinessWomenRock Product Review I'm reviewing the latest and greatest business tools and products so YOU can get your business running more efficiently and effectively! Today, I'm reviewing... Voxer. My new fav app! Go download it from your phone's app store today and start voxing! Voice messaging on steroids!!! I feel like a kid again. http://voxer.com http://bizwomenrock.com/258-2

257 - How to Build a Community (Part 3) and Productivity Hacks

Jul 18, 2016 32:53

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http://bizwomenrock.com/257-2 Biz Women on the Move The Biz Women on the Move segment features the amazing accomplishments of the members of the Biz Women Rock community! Today, we're featuring big wins from two of our community members... Lynn White of Lynn White Designs Kim Randall of KiMedia Strategies The Main Event - [4 PART SERIES] How to Build a Community - PART 3 The Main Event is our main feature of the show. Sometimes a deep dive interview with a kick ass business woman, sometimes a case study digging into a phenomenal business strategy, sometimes a diatribe from me about some cool lesson learned in business...whatever it is, its always chalk full of wisdom for you. Today on our Main Event... This week it's your truly bringing you the best of the best about HOW you can build a powerful community! This is more than just adding more followers on social media, having more readers of your blog or listeners of your podcast. This is about bringing them all together, uniting them under your brand and leading them with love and purpose! I'm also bringing in some of the most influential and highly respected community builders I know to give you their insights on how amazing communities are built! This segment is sponsored by... facebook groups rock: http://bizwomenrock.com/facebookgroupsrock Productivity Hacks Our quick segment that delivers bite-size tips on how to run your business more efficiently and effectively!

256: How to Build a Community Part 2 and Money Moxie with Jessica Rhodes

Jul 4, 2016 48:01

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http://BizWomenRock.com/256-2 Biz Women on the Move The Biz Women on the Move segment features the amazing accomplishments of the members of the Biz Women Rock community! Today, we're featuring big wins from two of our community members... Jackie Glass of Team Rock Solid April Saland of AL Saland Insurance Solutions The Main Event - [4 PART SERIES] How to Build a Community The Main Event is our main feature of the show. Sometimes a deep dive interview with a kick ass business woman, sometimes a case study digging into a phenomenal business strategy, sometimes a diatribe from me about some cool lesson learned in business...whatever it is, its always chalk full of wisdom for you. Today on our Main Event... This week it's your truly bringing you the best of the best about HOW you can build a powerful community! This is more than just adding more followers on social media, having more readers of your blog or listeners of your podcast. This is about bringing them all together, uniting them under your brand and leading them with love and purpose! I'm also bringing in some of the most influential and highly respected community builders I know to give you their insights on how amazing communities are built! This segment is sponsored by... Facebook Groups Rock: http://BizWomenRock.com/facebookgroupsrock Money Moxie The Money Moxie segment was created so we can KNOW OUR DOUGH! Savvy business women know their money, and Money Moxie will ensure you have the best information to grow your company intelligently! Today, our topic is... Open Books: A deep dive case study with Jessica Rhodes of Interview Connections on how she makes money, increases retention with her monthly paying clients and how she's created a multiple six figure business in THREE YEARS! You can check out more about Jessica at http://InterviewConnections.com.

255: How to Build a Community and Leadpages on the Marketing Minute

Jun 27, 2016 51:30

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http://BizWomenRock.com/255-2 Biz Women on the Move The Biz Women on the Move segment features the amazing accomplishments of the members of the Biz Women Rock community! Today, we're featuring... Jodi Flynn whose #1 lesson in business is GOLD! The Main Event - [4 PART SERIES] How to Build a Community The Main Event is our main feature of the show. Sometimes a deep dive interview with a kick ass business woman, sometimes a case study digging into a phenomenal business strategy, sometimes a diatribe from me about some cool lesson learned in business...whatever it is, its always chalk full of wisdom for you. Today on our Main Event... This week it's your truly bringing you the best of the best about HOW you can build a powerful community! This is more than just adding more followers on social media, having more readers of your blog or listeners of your podcast. This is about bringing them all together, uniting them under your brand and leading them with love and purpose! I'm also bringing in some of the most influential and highly respected community builders I know to give you their insights on how amazing communities are built! Marketing Minute Okay, so it's longer than a minute, but I promise you, you want want this segment to end! I'm bringing you the best tips, tricks and strategies for getting the word out about your biz and making that work for your bottom line! On this week's show, I'm featuring... Tim Paige of Leadpages. Leadpages is a mind-blowing tool that helps you build super simple opt in pages, webinar registration pages, lead magnet funnels and SO MUCH MORE so you can grow your list and successfully convert your marketing efforts into dollars. Tim dives into some phenomenal tips on how to convert leads! So brilliant! This segment is sponsored by Syngergistic Funding. Visit http://synergisticfunding.com if you are curious acquiring outside funding to help your business to grow, THESE ARE YOUR GUYS! Product Review I'm reviewing the latest and greatest business tools and products so YOU can get your business running more efficiently and effectively! Today, I'm reviewing... Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing platform that can do SO MUCH MORE! Two fabulous women of the BWR community are sharing how they use Zoom and why they love it! Looking for a way to start and grow your own community? Check out Facebook Groups Rock! Your complete online course to help you start, grow and monetize your own Facebook Group! http://BizWomenRock.com/facebookgroupsrock

254: How to Use Social Media Contests to Build Your Email List and Your Biz and Productivity Hacks

Jun 20, 2016 42:23

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http://bizwomenrock.com/254-2 Biz Women on the Move The Biz Women on the Move segment features the amazing accomplishments of the members of the Biz Women Rock community! Today, we're featuring... Stephani Roberts who's sharing her #1 business lesson! Maree Walden Mac Guiness whose #1 lesson in business is GOLD! The Main Event - Case Study The Main Event is our main feature of the show. Sometimes a deep dive interview with a kick ass business woman, sometimes a case study digging into a phenomenal business strategy, sometimes a diatribe from me about some cool lesson learned in business...whatever it is, its always chalk full of wisdom for you. Today on our Main Event... Jenn Scalia of JennScalia.com is a showing us how to kick ass using contests to build your email list and make a massive impact on your business! Productivity Hacks Our quick segment that delivers bite-size tips on how to run your business more efficiently and effectively! This segment is sponsored by SynergisticFunding.com for all your business financing needs! Product Review I'm reviewing the latest and greatest business tools and products so YOU can get your business running more efficiently and effectively! Today, I'm reviewing... Canva. Canva is a great tool for DIY graphics...especially for you to use on social media! Check it out and see all the benefits! Check them out at canva.com Looking for a way to start and grow your own community? Check out Facebook Groups Rock! Your complete online course to help you start, grow and monetize your own Facebook Group! http://bizwomenrock.com/facebookgroupsrock

253: How to Get Out of the Dark Moments in Biz & Book Review of Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic

Jun 13, 2016 39:25

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http://bizwomenrock.com/253-2 Biz Women on the Move The Biz Women on the Move segment features the amazing accomplishments of the members of the Biz Women Rock community! Today, we're featuring... Jody Agard of Happy Vibes On The Go is an author, a life coach and - thanks to an epiphany she got listening to the Biz Women Rock podcast - a copywriter. If you're in need of a coach or any copywriting services, go check her out! http://happyvibesonthego.com The Main Event The Main Event is our main feature of the show. Sometimes a deep dive interview with a kick ass business woman, sometimes a case study digging into a phenomenal business strategy, sometimes a diatribe from me about some cool lesson learned in business...whatever it is, its always chalk full of wisdom for you. Today on our Main Event... Today it's your truly giving a very intimate look at a low moment in my business. I'm telling you the story so you can see you're not the only one who has these moments and so I can share some very practical steps to GET OUT of these dark moments! You can read the full article here. http://bizwomenrock.com/3-steps-to-getting-out-of-the-dark-moments-in-biz-fast Biz Women Books Biz Women Books is the perfect place to review our favorite books that can make an impact on your biz! Today we're reviewing... Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. Okay, okay...she IS my absolute FAV person, so of course I'm going to review her book for this first segment! But why would I be reviewing a book about creativity on a business show? You'll see...and I promise you won't regret reading this book! Syngergistic Funding is our awesome segment sponsor...go check them out! They'll handle all your business financing needs. http://synergisticfunding.com Product Review I'm reviewing the latest and greatest business tools and products so YOU can get your business running more efficiently and effectively! Today, I'm reviewing... Slack. Our fellow Biz Woman, Jessica Rhodes gives an honest review of Slack, a messaging app for teams. You can check them out at http://slack.com Looking for a way to start and grow your own community? Check out Facebook Groups Rock! Your complete online course to help you start, grow and monetize your own Facebook Group! http://bizwomenrock.com/facebookgroupsrock

252: How to Create Recurring Revenue Within a Service Business, What You Need to Know About Getting Outside Funding & a Google Keep Review

Jun 6, 2016 01:00:17

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Biz Women on the Move

The Biz Women on the Move segment features the amazing accomplishments of the members of the Biz Women Rock community! Today, we're featuring...

Stephanie Bennett of Stephanie Bennett Makeup. Stephanie was the first listener I ever heard from when I launched the Biz Women Rock podcast! She sent me an email telling me what an impact my very first episode (an interview with the great Joy Gendusa of PostcardMania) had on her. In this Biz Women on the Move segment, Stephanie shares where she's come in the past 2.5 years, the evolution her business(es) have had and how she's happy and living out her dreams within her makeup company! Congratulations, Stephanie! You are rockin' it!

The Main Event

The Main Event is our main feature of the show. Sometimes a deep dive interview with a kick ass business woman, sometimes a case study digging into a phenomenal business strategy, sometimes a diatribe from me about some cool lesson learned in business...whatever it is, its always chalk full of wisdom for you. Today on our Main Event...

We're featuring a pointed interview with Andi Graham of Big Sea, a Digital Marketing agency in the heart of St. Petersburg, Florida. Andi is brilliant and shares how and why she merged her company with a "competitor," how she created recurring revenue with clients in her service-based business and what personal work she does to make sure SHE shows up as her best self every single day.


Money Moxie

The Money Moxie segment was created so we can KNOW OUR DOUGH! Savvy business women know their money, and Money Moxie will ensure you have the best information to grow your company intelligently! Today, our topic is...

Getting Outside Funding For Your Business. It's not as scary or as complicated as you might think. I spend 20 minutes talking about the most common types of financing for small businesses with my good friends, Naim Hamdar and Keyur Patel of Synergistic Funding. If you've ever thought about acquiring funds for your business, whether it's a line of credit, purchase order financing, SBA loans or anything else, these guys are your best source of information! http://synergisticfunding.com


Product Review

I'm reviewing the latest and greatest business tools and products so YOU can get your business running more efficiently and effectively! Today, I'm reviewing...

Google Keep. This Google application is fantastic for creating priority lists, taking notes and taking ideas that pop up in your head and putting them somewhere so you don't lose them! It has great features like reminders, sharing options and labeling so you can organize. Best part? It has a great phone app that makes this a must-have app for anyone who is on-the-go!

I love it so much, I created a video tutorial of Google Keep just for you! http://bizwomenrock.com/keep

Looking for a way to start and grow your own community?

Check out Facebook Groups Rock! Your complete online course to help you start, grow and monetize your own Facebook Group! http://bizwomenrock.com/facebookgroupsrock

 

The Great 8: #1 Bea Arthur of In Your Corner: Top 8 Most Downloaded Episodes

May 30, 2016 57:52

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The Great 8: The Top 8 Most Downloaded Episodes

The Great 8 Series features an 8 week countdown of the top 8 most downloaded shows on the Biz Women Rock podcast. There's a reason these shows have been listened to by so many people all over the world!

#1 is Bea Arthur of In Your Corner (Formerly Pretty Padded Room...enjoy!

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How do you come back after a business blow to build something BIG?

Listen to our Interview with Bea Arthur, Founder of PrettyPaddedRoom.com to find out!

Called “innovative and inspiring” by the American Counseling Association, successful psychotherapist and entrepreneur Bea Arthur has worked with a variety of populations including addicts in recovery, couples in crisis, and survivors of domestic violence. Her passion for the field of psychotherapy led her to start two wellness-based businesses and a private counseling practice all before the age of 30. With the goal of bringing peace and power to women everywhere, she founded PrettyPaddedRoom.com, a platform that is devoted to transforming traditional therapy into a more affordable and approachable experience. In this inspiring interview, you'll hear all about Bea's business journey, including her experience in the Shark Tank. http://bizwomenrock.com/great8bea

The Great 8: #2 Melina Boswell: New Wealth Advisors Club : Top 8 Most Downloaded Episodes

May 24, 2016 37:20

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The Great 8: The Top 8 Most Downloaded Episodes

The Great 8 Series features an 8 week countdown of the top 8 most downloaded shows on the Biz Women Rock podcast.  There's a reason these shows have been listened to by so many people all over the world!

#2 is Melina Boswell of the New Wealth Advisors Club...enjoy!

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How do you build a community of real estate investors that supports one another?

Listen to our Interview with Melina Boswell, Founder of the New Wealth Advisors Club to find out!

Melina Boswell jumped into the real estate investor market because she wanted to help people.  After making her first deal, she was hooked. Through the down turn in 2008, Melina and her husband chose to look at the real estate as being "on sale," and capitalized on the marketplace. She focused on helping those with distressed homes, which caused her business to have massive success. As more and more people came to them asking them how they were thriving, Melina and her husband started the New Wealth Advisors Club to bring together the real estate investor community with a core of education and peer support. In this inspiring interview, Melina shares how she's created this incredible community and all the lessons she's learned along the way! http://bizwomenrock.com/great8melina

The Great 8: #3 Charlotte Clary & Bev Vines-Haines of Ice Chips Candy: Top 8 Most Downloaded Episodes

May 16, 2016 36:57

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The Great 8: The Top 8 Most Downloaded Episodes The Great 8 Series features an 8 week countdown of the top 8 most downloaded shows on the Biz Women Rock podcast. There's a reason these shows have been listened to by so many people all over the world! #3 is Charlotte Clary & Bev Vines-Haines of Ice Chips Candy...enjoy! *** How do you survive the Shark Tank? Listen to our Interview with Charlotte Clary & Bev Vines-Haines, Founders of Ice Chips Candy to find out! Charlotte Clary and Bev Vines-Haines are not business newbies. They've been working together in business in some capacity since the '80's! They hit it big with their company Ice Chips Candy, which was just over a year old when they were featured on ABC's Shark Tank in November 2012. They scored a deal with Barbara Corcoran and Mark Cuban and you won't believe what happened next! In this inspiring and educational interview, these two Shark Tank Grannies show you just how business savvy they are! http://bizwomenrock.com/great8charlottebev