Episode 49: 3 Common FEARS when starting your business - and why they are are MYTHS!

Here are the 3 common fears I hear from others when starting their businesses - and I want you to know that they are MYTHS! 

Here are the myths I hear:
  1. It's super expensive and I'll be risking tons of money.  Not true.
  2. I don't have what it takes to be a business owner.
  3. My passion for XYZ can't be turned into a money-making business.

Starting your business doesn't have to be so scary and daunting...it can be a natural progression, step by step, transforming your passions + strengths into a business you love!

LINKS I MENTIONED:
EPISODE 39 -  Buyer beware of getting derailed while starting your business - stay focussed on selling your products & services!
EPISODE 47 - The secret to my success over the last 20 years!

Attention New Business Owners:

  • FREE 16-steps to get your business started CLICK HERE
  • FREE Discover your business sweet-spot, aka your IKIGAI HERE
  • ATTN LADIES: Are you in my FREE private FB group yet? JOIN HERE!

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EPISODE 38: It's your time to come out of the CLOSET - your business closet that is!

 

 

Yes, it's your time to finally come out of the closet - your BUSINESS closet that is! No more hiding behind things in your business...it's time to face the facts of your business and be YOU!

In this fun episode, I also shared some links  - and here they are as promised!

Episode 37 - Stop Complicating things - 3 Ways to simplify your online business!
Quickbooks Online - Yes, my favorite tool for keeping track of books.
Capital One credit cards & bank - I have been very happy & love the point on the Capital one CC!

New business owner - or dreaming of starting yours?




Other important software I use:

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EPISODE 37: Stop complicating your business - 3 ways to SIMPLIFY it!

 

It's time to simplify your business! Whether you are just starting, been in business a while, or just dreaming of starting your online business, you need to make sure it is SIMPLE and LEAN!

In this episode, I share 3 ways you can simplify your business in general so that you don't let your business overtake your life. After all, you want to have your business fit into your LIFE  - not have your life fit into your business, right?

I mentioned EPISODE 20 where I share how you can time-block and make your work hours super productive! Listen Here!

I also mentioned that I use KAJABI and how it has saved me SO MUCH TIME! I literally can not tell you how much it has simplified my every day...my website....my workshops ...my emails - EVERYTHING! If you are considering offering your own digital product or course or membership - you can get a Kajabi 28 day trial here  (and full disclosure, it is an affiliate link. You can also go through their website directly and get a...

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EPISODE 34: Your scarcity vs. abundance mindset. + how its affecting your business!

 

Have you ever thought about whether you have a scarcity or abundance mindset when it comes to your business? Are you operating out of fear or optimism? I had never really thought this through and realized that sometimes I even was working with a scarcity mindset...and I want to turn that into a mindset of abundance!

So what is a scarcity mindset? It is a way of living in fear. It’s fear of your business failing. Fear the market is saturated. Fear that you won’t make money. Fear that you don’t have what it takes to build a thriving business. Fear of the way you love. Fear that you don’t know enough. Fear of taking any risks.

As you can see, this is stifling you. This is slowing you down. This is doing you NO GOOD.

What would an abundant mindset look like? Feeling secure in who you are. Realizing there is enough to go around. Keep focussed on your mission. Realizing that you have something special that only YOU can offer the world.

I give you 5 tips...

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EPISODE 33: 1st Steps to creating a digital product or online course!

 

Are you looking to create your first course or digital product? But, are you confused about where to even begin?

Get the FIRST STEPS TO CREATING YOUR COURSE to start working through your course ideas!


This episode gives you those very early, beginning steps to thinking through what you could offer. There has never been a better time than now to get your very own course online and selling!

Here are the 3 first steps you need to take:

  1. Figure out the direction of your course - the topic, the problem you are solving & your target market.

  2. Outline your course - what is the order you want to teach it in?

  3. Think through how you want to deliver it? Videos? E-Book? Worksheets?

There is so much money to be made in sharing your knowledge with the world and am so excited you are starting this journey!

 

New business owner - or dreaming of starting yours?

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EPISODE 31: Get your business started already!

 

There is no better time than now to get your business started!

1 - EVERYONE is online! Yes, your business can be seen and known so easily!

2 - It is so CHEAP to get your business online right now - for real! You do not have to spend thousands yet to get your business creating income. You can begin a Facebook page or group and simply start selling there. Or you could open an Etsy store - or even have your own website like I do - on Squarespace, which is only about $25 a month. So, no more excuse that it is expensive to start your business.

3 - Remember that every day you stall, you are depriving the world of what you have to offer. Yes, you have unique strengths, knowledge, experience, and creative passions that the world needs.

I’m so excited for you to get your business going and can’t wait to see you get started!

New business owner - or dreaming of starting yours?

  • 16-steps to get your business started CLICK HERE
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Ep 28: What you are WILLING to do is what matters in life & business!

 

I heard a great saying the other day - and it hit me like a brick:
"You can't have what you aren't willing to become." Wow. Think about that for a minute. Think about it in terms of your life - AND business.

In today's episode, I share how you can create boundaries & parameters for what you are and aren't willing to do - because it matters big-time.

Let me repeat the saying again: “You can’t have what you aren’t willing to become.” Let it sink in….

It made me reflect on my process of seriously considering opening a facial spa in my town. After working through everything with the consultant…I soon realized what I WAS NOT willing to sacrifice to have that business.

  1. I was not willing to risk all the money in a town that had many awesome businesses go out of business.

  2. I was not willing to work 6 days a week until 7pm since 2 of my 3 kids are still home.

  3. I was not willing to do ALL of that considering I am not the breadwinner of the...

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Ep 26: Your peak creative state is not when you think it is!

 

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Have you ever had an ah-ha moment or revelation come to you at the oddest time? Meaning have you ever been in the shower or just when you woke up in the morning and all of the sudden come up with a great idea? You are not alone - there is actually SCIENCE behind it!

Personally I have experienced ah-ha moments right when I woke up in the morning. I can think of 3 major times in my life when I had big decisions I was pondering and trying to figure out solutions for…and WHAM: when I woke up in the morning I had the answer! And those answers came to me just as I was waking up, still in bed, still groggy.

So, I started researching why this could be. And I found out some interesting things! First of all, many people know for themselves whether they are night owls, or morning people or somewhere in between. And with that, most then think they would be most productive when at the time of day that corresponds with that. And they are...

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Ep 23: Personal Vision Statement - have you created yours?

We all know businesses create vision statements, but what about you - have you created your own PERSONAL vision statement?

It’s time to create yours today if you have never taken the time. It can be your over-arching guide, GPS, north star, a compass for everything you do. This will help ensure that you stay guided and on the path, you have set out to take for your life.

Well, here are the reasons why you need to do it:

  1. It forces you to know yourself better.

  2. It clarifies the direction of your life.

  3. It actually inspires you and gives you more joy in all that you are doing.

  4. It motivates you on unproductive days.

It only has to be 1-2 sentences and can be something you memorize and keep top of mind every day! Get the 2-page Personal Vision Statement Guide below and get started on yours today!

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Ep 16: How to use PINTEREST to grow your business!

 

Who knew that Pinterest could be such an awesome way to get FREE visibility for your business? I did not realize what a big deal it was until I met and worked with my wonderful guest Joanne Wetzel of Pin Savvy Co!

Go ahead and print this FREE Pinterest checklist to have out on your desk + learn from Joanne's FREE 20-minute video Pinterest Masterclass! You'll get links for both in the email and you can then properly setup your business account with Pinterest immediately!

And when you are ready to catapult your business visibility with Pinterest, you can take her Pin Proficient Course that I have taken! Yes, I have gone through it and use it as my Pinterest Bible LOL :) I have been known to split screen and have Pinterest up on left and her course on right while doing all my homework and setting up my pins and boards. She is super easy to follow, very helpful and you will not only enjoy the course, but get a TON out of it and be able to move forward with your Pinterest...

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