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Dec 31, 2020

Last week I talked about the 3 areas we need to think about as we visualize what we want in the future.  

Those emotional, environmental, and financial goals form a baseline and a scaffolding for what we have to prioritize. 

In order to commit to the activities that get us what we want, we have to get clear on the opportunities we should seize and what we need to let go of. If we try to leverage too many things, we risk diluting our effectiveness. 

In this episode, I share the two things that will help you commit to and stick with what you want to accomplish.

 

3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

  • Every single day presents opportunities. A New Year isn’t what triggers renewal or a commitment to our goals. It's a mental choice we have to make, and we can make it at any time of the year. 
  • Saying no to things is a learned skill, it takes practice and courage to get comfortable with it. Practice saying no out loud to overcome the fear and discomfort you might have around saying it to other people. 
  • No matter how strong your commitment to a goal is, distractions, setbacks, and unpredictable moments are inevitable. Accept that you’ll need mental, emotional, and personal space, and plan for it.
Dec 24, 2020

The holidays are a time to celebrate family, love, connection, and giving. They are also the time we start thinking about what we want in the new year. 

 

As we reflect on our lives, our businesses, and what we want to accomplish, how do we do so with hope and motivation? How can we overcome fear and uncertainty and plan for the future with excitement? 

 

In this episode, I share how we can get motivated through a 3-step visualization process, and why it’s so valuable.  

 

3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

  • When we visualize where we want to be this time next year, it gives us motivation and inspiration. We’re able to turn the things we want to achieve into beacons of hope,  rather than things to worry about. 

  • Focusing on both the financial state we want and creating an environment that serves us will help us gain clarity on the changes we need to make.

  • When we think of what we want to accomplish in the future, that’s when fear, uncertainty, and overwhelm will inevitably creep in. Remember that getting what we want is something we control with the action we take every single day.
Dec 17, 2020

Most Boss Moms can relate to feeling like we’re doing too much, and that’s because while we’re giving our all to our businesses, we’re not paying enough attention to our own wellbeing. As a result, we’re running on empty tanks, and that’s completely unsustainable.

 

Prioritizing our businesses may reap amazing financial rewards, but success is about more than making money. If we’re feeling depleted constantly, we need to change how we approach rest and relaxation. 

 

What can we do to fill our own cups and start each day feeling refreshed, rather than burnt out? How do we start working from a place of rest while still running a booming business?

 

In this episode, founder of Refreshed Moms, Deanna Mason shares how we can rest our way to success. 

 

3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

 

  • The importance of taking the right approach to rest:

    It’s not always easy forecasting the cost of making our dreams a reality, and that’s why so many of us run out of steam. We have to learn how to rhythm in and out of healthy rest approaches that don’t require us to step out of our businesses to feel refreshed. 

 

  • Why relaxation is vital for a thriving business:

    Learning how to run a successful business is great, but without the energy to implement the strategies, we’ll never sustain it. We have to learn how to work from a place of rest, rather than needing to rest from our work. 

 

  • How taking time for self-care impacts every area of our lives:

    When we make room to pour into ourselves, it’s easier to pour into our businesses and families. It all starts with filling our own cups first. 

 

Guest Bio- 

Deanna Mason founded Refreshed Moms in 2018, right after spending 3 years on a business “hiatus.” That’s because, after running a non-profit and magazine publishing company for 8 years, she had totally burned out. She had spent years running her business her way, striving for her definition of success and doing way too much. She knew that in order for things to be different this time around, she had to do things differently. 

 

Deanna is a firm believer that running a business is not just about sales and income. If you allow yourself, you can learn all of the marketing skills needed to get your magic to the people God has called you to. But, you also have to make sure you're taking care of other vital priorities, such as your faith, self-care, emotional wellness, and being present for the people you love. Without this, no matter how much money you make, it won't be sustainable.

 

And there is no way she could do any of this well without her consistent connection with God.

 

Now, as she journeys with God in her work, she allows Him to guide her tasks, projects, and creativity, which helps her eliminate the noise, remove the mental clutter, and focus on the things that matter the most. In doing so, He has faithfully kept her profitable and growing, and she relies completely on Him as He helps her support her community in doing the same thing.

 

To find out more, head to:

https://deannamason.com/ 

https://deannamason.com/prayerroom/ 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-refreshed-moms-podcast/id1456188945 

http://deannamason.com/refreshedmomsgroup 

https://www.instagram.com/refreshedmoms/?hl=en

Dec 10, 2020

Most new moms have been at the receiving end of sleep ‘training’ advice at some point. While it’s easy to feel guilted into taking advice from others, when it comes to our babies’ wellbeing, we have to give ourselves permission to listen to our own intuition.

 

The only thing is, many of us don’t know what our options are. Aside from the more traditional sleep techniques, what are our alternatives?

 

What is the psychology behind how our babies sleep and how can we use it to find the best solution for their needs?

 

In this episode, founder of The Postnatal Afterglow Centre, Jessica Miller shares how to stop giving into judgment from other parents and find the best sleep solutions for our little ones. 

 

As a parent, you should never feel forced or shamed into walking down a path that doesn’t work for you. -Jessica Miller

 

3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

 

  • How to remove the pressure of sleep ‘training’:

    Just like digestion, sleep is a physiological skill and we’ll never ‘teach’ our babies to do it. All we can do is give them what they need to sleep, and it will happen. 


  • Why it’s so important to learn about other parenting methods:

    Whether we’re dealing with potty training or sleep support, none of us should ever feel like we’re being pushed down a path that doesn’t work for us. Traditional sleep ‘training’ methods might work for some parents, but not for others, so it’s important to find the best solutions for ourselves and our babies. 


  • The key to helping your baby fall asleep:

    For the first year of a baby’s life, their primary need is to be in the sensation of their primary giver. Hearing our voices, feeling our touch, and even smelling us all contribute to helping our babies feel safe enough to fall asleep.

 

Guest Bio- 

Jessica Miller is the founder of The Postnatal Afterglow Centre. Driven to start the venture after her own experience with exhaustion as a new mom, Jessica has learned first hand that much of the advice we’re given as parents is not only outdated, but undermines the relationships we have with our children. Today, she is a firm believer that every parent should have the opportunity to choose something that works for them, and uses her platform to provide specialized infant care and support for parents wanting to try connection-based cry, fuss, and sleep solutions.

 

To find out more and to get the myth-busting resource about parenting mentioned in this episode, go to:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/themamabearpostnatalwellnesscollective 

Or email Jessica at jessica@theafterglowcentre.com 

 

And to find out more about The Afterglow Dreamers Sleep System, a 6-week self-paced sleep program for parents with children 0-18 months looking for an alternative to forced separation sleep practices, go to: 

https://jessicaheathermiller.click/afterglow-dreamers-sleep-system-1

Dec 3, 2020

As Boss Moms, our lives are complex and unpredictable, and the last thing we need is a business built on live launches. The endless cycle of opt-in content, launch PTSD, and complicated marketing strategies only creates chaos, and it doesn’t work for us or our families.  

 

If we want our businesses to align with our lives, we have to run simple, evergreen marketing systems. 

 

I’m passionate about running simple businesses and I’m excited because my guest, Haley Burkhead shares the same passion. She is a sales psychology specialist and the creator of the Recurring Profit system.

 

She has scaled her earnings to $1 million with one course, and now she’s helping other women launch simple, evergreen recurring profit businesses. Since we’ve shut down The Boss Mom Academy, I’m recommending Haley’s course because I love what she’s doing. 

 

What are the key parts of Haley’s system for scaling to $1 million with a single course or membership site? How can we attach real numbers to our business dreams so they feel more attainable? Why does evergreen benefit both us and the people who buy our products?

 

In this episode, Haley Burkhead shares how she helps entrepreneurs build simple, profitable businesses, and the things we need to put in place to make it happen.

 

Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

 

  • Why live launches create stressful, draining businesses:

    Boss Moms can’t run businesses based on live launches. It conflicts with the complexities of our lives and the unpredictability of family schedules. What we need is a simple business supported by an evergreen strategy, which allows us to grow by marketing and honing one product, instead of constantly launching new products. 

 

  • Why evergreen nurtures people the right way:

    Live launches require people to make a buying decision on our timeline, evergreen allows them to buy on their own time. By nurturing them, we allow them to feel comfortable and build trust so they can buy when they are ready. It sets our students up to get our intended results and reduces the likelihood of buyer’s remorse. 

 

  • How to turn our dreams into real, attainable goals:

    When we come up with a goal of how much money we want to earn from our programs, it can feel really overwhelming and unattainable. However, if we attach real numbers to the dream, we can figure out how many leads we need to generate according to our conversion rate to make the money we want. When we break it down, it feels more attainable and possible. 

 

  • The power of an “Easy Yes” Webinar:

    An effective webinar is not about selling or scaring them into buying. It’s about taking someone who is the perfect person for your program and nurturing them so they make a decision for themselves. A good webinar doesn’t try to convince, it leads and empowers. 

 

Guest Bio- 

Haley Burkhead is the creator of Recurring Profit and the host of the Hey Haley Podcast. She specializes in using sales psychology to help entrepreneurs scale to their first 1 million dollars with a course or membership site. After watching others deal with live launch exhaustion and the endless opt-in and content cycle with no real revenue return, she created a different strategy that didn't rely on Facebook ads, a big warm audience, or live launching to attract leads. Her approach now helps thousands of entrepreneurs normalize and achieve big numbers for their business!

Recurring Profit is Haley’s signature program that’s designed to help entrepreneurs create 10k evergreen months with a course or membership.


For more on Haley’s program and to see her webinar, visit https://boss-mom.com/profit

Nov 26, 2020

Black Friday is upon us, giving us the opportunity to spoil our loved ones (and ourselves!) without breaking the bank. With everything from anti-aging skincare to high-tech gadgets on sale, now is the time to get a headstart on the holidays.

With so many products out there, sorting through the options can get overwhelming quickly. How can we be sure we’re getting the very best of what’s available?


As Boss Moms, we’re busy as is, so wouldn’t it be great to have an expert pointing us in the right direction? 


In this episode, Founder of Wicked Awesome You, Jill Gilbert shares her top picks from this year’s curated Black Friday Gift Guide.
 

 

3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

 

  • How to shop for gifts that prioritize our health:

    Tools like thermometers may have been deemed boring in the past, but in 2020 they’ve become essential. This Black Friday, look for gadgets that keep loved ones safe. 


  • Why skincare masks are always a winner:

    At-home masks are a great way to indulge when we can’t get to a spa, and that makes them a great choice for the busy moms in our lives. The great thing is, masks aren’t limited to our faces anymore, and with options like foot masks we can make sure our loved ones feel truly pampered from head to toe, all from the comfort of their own homes. 


  • The gifts that help our loved ones stay on track with their goals:

    Going into the new year, we all want to build better habits, and luckily there are gifting options that make that possible. Health-related gifts like high-tech water bottles and brain-sensing headbands that improve our meditation practices are a fun way to help our friends and family achieve their goals for 2021.

 

Guest Bio- 

 

Jill Gilbert is the Founder of Wicked Awesome You, a platform dedicated to helping accomplished women in the 40-50 something age range map out the next chapters of their journeys. She is also the host of the Anti-Aging Uncensored Podcast, and author of the Wicked, Ageless, and Doing Epic Sh*t eBook. Jill is also a breakthrough industry conference curator, and over the last decade she’s produced Digital Health Summit at CES, Sleep Tech, Baby Tech, and Beauty Tech showcases. 

 

To find out more, go to:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jillrgilbert

https://www.wickedawesomeyou.com/about-1

 

And to access the amazing holiday gift guide mentioned in this episode, go to:

https://www.wickedawesomeyou.com/giftguide 

 

Products mentioned in this episode:


Withings Smart Temporal Thermometer- https://www.withings.com/eu/en/thermo

 

Comper Smart Forehead Thermometer- https://www.amazon.com/Comper-600748082711-Smart-Forehead-Thermometer/dp/B06XKR28GY 

 

Patchology PoshPeel™ Pedi Cure- https://www.patchology.com/collections/poshpeel-pedicure 

 

Peach and Lily Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask- https://www.peachandlily.com/products/super-reboot-resurfacing-mask 

 

Summer Fridays Overtime Mask- https://summerfridays.com/products/overtime-mask2 

 

Muse S Brain Sensing Headband- https://choosemuse.com/muse-s/ 

 

Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle- https://hidratespark.com/products/black-hidrate-spark-3 

Nov 19, 2020

Getting healthy is about more than losing weight, it’s also about gaining energy. When we lead healthy lifestyles, it’s easier to wake up energized and excited about running our businesses.

 

Most of us see exercise and eating well as something we need to do, but we never seem to get around to it. We all know we need to drink water, eat our vegetables, and get our bodies moving, but for some reason turning those things into habits is easier said than done.

 

As Boss Moms, we’re driven to succeed in other areas of our lives, so what’s stopping us from committing to our health? How can we change the way we motivate ourselves to stay on a healthier path for good?

 

In this episode, Owner of Figured Out Fitness LLC, Jennifer Nagel shares that by developing solutions that fit in with our everyday lives, we’ll be more likely to commit to our health in the long term. 

 

If you want to stay committed, your health and fitness “why” has to be 100% about YOU and no one else. - Jennifer Nagel

 

Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

 

  • How a shift in mindset creates a sustainable health journey:

    Our health is a long-term asset we need to live our best lives. We have to stop thinking in terms of eating well or exercising for the sake of it. Start looking at it as a way to get the strength and energy we need to do the things we love.
     
  • Why we need to start small with health:

    As business owners, we know that small habits accumulate to big results over time. However, when it comes to our health, we tend to take an all-or-nothing approach. If we really want our habits to stick, we have to start with small, manageable, and reasonable actions that can be incorporated into our daily lives.

  • The importance of realizing there’s more than one way to be healthy:

    Not everyone will want to sign up for 6 CrossFit sessions in a row or stick to eating a diet of only Kale, and that’s okay. To set ourselves up for sustainable results, we have to commit to small changes that fit in with our lifestyles. 

  • How to stop letting guilt hold us back from our fitness:

    A lot of Boss Moms want to embrace healthier lifestyles to feel connected to their old selves, but that can feel indulgent when we’re already juggling kids and careers. We have to remember that committing to our health isn’t selfish, it’s self-love, and that sets a great example for our children.

 

Guest Bio- 

 

Jennifer Nagel is the owner of Figured Out Fitness LLC, and a coach and certified trainer for women over 30 who want simple fitness solutions. Through her signature 1:1 online coaching program, The Body Blueprint, and her free online community, Modern Women Getting Fit, Jennifer is here to shake up what you THINK you know about health and fitness. 



To find out more and to connect with Jennifer on social media, head to:

www.therealjennifernagel.com 

www.instagram.com/therealjennifernagel 

www.facebook.com/groups/modernfitwomen 

 

And to find out more about The Body Blueprint, Jennifer’s unique program that combines guided coaching and goal phasing to transform your body, visit: 

www.therealjennifernagel.com/bodyblueprint 

 

Books mentioned in this episode:

https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299 

Nov 12, 2020

Our world is moving away from an emphasis on accumulating possessions as a measure of success, and towards the understanding that time is the true luxury. 

 

Having more time gives us the power to pursue the things that matter most, and an excess of stuff robs us of that luxury. 

 

Minimalism is one of the most impactful ways to get more out of our time, especially as we head into the holiday season. This is the time people struggle the most with stress as marketing messages pressure us to buy and accumulate more stuff. 

 

The stress of excess possessions affects our kids too. By simplifying and paring down, we make their lives better and teach them to value what truly matters. 

 

How can we apply minimalist principles to our lives, homes, and gift receiving? How do we set the stage for our kids to see time, not possessions, as the true gift? 

 

In this episode, I’m joined by the author of Have Yourself a Minimalist Christmas, Meg Nordmann. We discuss how to navigate the emotional side of decluttering and why intentional minimalism benefits our children and gives us the space and time to focus on what we love. 

 

The word to focus on isn’t minimalism, it’s intentionality. It’s about trying to be more intentional about our stuff by simplifying, curating, and editing things down to what truly matters. -Meg Nordmann

 

Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

  • How clutter affects our children:

    An excess of stuff in our places causes stress and higher cortisol levels. Our children also get just as overwhelmed, if not more when their rooms and our homes are cluttered. They aren’t built to manage the cortisol levels that come with clutter. 

  • The true meaning of minimalism:

    Minimalism doesn’t mean getting rid of things we love. It’s all about being more intentional about what we own and buy. By paring down to what’s essential and what we truly love, we experience the luxury of having more time to pursue what matters. 

  • How minimalism can improve our holiday season experience:

    The tradition around Christmas has been built around the anticipation of gifts and getting more stuff. Through minimalism and intentionality, we can teach our children to focus more on making memories as a family, rather than what we’re going to get. 

  • How to talk about minimalism with our friends and family:
     
    Don’t use the word minimalism or decluttering because it might trip them up, scare, or confuse them. Lead them to understand that having more stuff means overwhelm, stress, and a lack of time. Once they understand this, we can steer them towards experience gifts and consumable gifts instead of things that create clutter. 

 

Guest Bio- 

 

Meg Nordmann is the author of Have Yourself a Minimalist Christmas, a new book that was published on September 1st this year in print, ebook, and audiobook formats and is intended to be read in the fall months in preparation for Christmas. Meg is also the mother of two messy little girls who were the catalyst for her becoming a minimalist, along with her goal to achieve financial independence in order to retire early. A former newspaper and magazine journalist and editor, Meg is now a full-time mother who writes, blogs, and speaks about minimalism and creating the luxury of time to pursue the things that matter the most to her. She recently launched a podcast on this topic called Journey to Freedom that explores how minimalism and frugality can lead to financial freedom and time freedom. She’s excited to share her tips on how to have a simpler, less expensive, and more intentional holiday this season. 

 

Visit http://megnordmann.com/book/ to learn more about Meg and her book. 

Nov 5, 2020

Entrepreneurs are bombarded with the persistent push to be everywhere and do all the things. This often comes from the mindset that creating more and multiplying what we sell will bring us better results

This way of thinking only causes unnecessary complexity and confusion. Doing more doesn’t increase our chances of success, it actually diminishes our impact.

Running a simple, streamlined business is the key to a chaos-free, scalable system that allows us to do what we’re passionate about more efficiently.

The key is dropping what’s not working and amplifying what is through evergreen content, automation, and honing in on the essentials.

How do we shift our mindset so we can let go of what’s not working? Why is evergreen content the key to simple stress-free scaling? In this episode, digital strategist and business coach, Brittany May shares how she helps women accomplish more in their businesses by doing less and amplifying the right things.

 

Things You'll Learn In This Episode

 

  1. The power of evergreen:


    Evergreen content and products allow us to leverage something we put our heart, knowledge, skills, and soul into once, and get it to do the work for us over and over again. Leveraging evergreen beats starting from scratch every single time, and it gives us the time to really hone in on what’s working.  

  2. How to determine what we need to eliminate:

    Our feelings about what’s truly working in our businesses might lie to us, but the numbers never lie. By paying attention to our metrics, it quickly becomes clear what’s getting results, what needs improvement, and what we need to eliminate to amplify our impact. 

  3. Why consistency without insight creates frustration:

    The key to a simple and streamlined business is not consistency for consistency’s sake. We’re told to be consistent to build a successful and profitable business, but there’s a caveat. If we’re consistent in the wrong thing, we waste our precious time and effort. What makes the biggest impact is being consistent in the things that actually work and serve our businesses.

 

Guest Bio- 

Brittany is a digital strategist and business coach for women entrepreneurs focused on helping them create smarter systems to scale simply. After running her first seven-figure business (the wrong way!) and having it take over her life, she is now passionate about helping moms structure their businesses in a way that is not only profitable but in a way that works FOR them and their families!

For more information, visit https://www.simplyhappylife.com/ for more information and to sign up for Brittany’s Accomplish More Masterclass. You can also follow @simplehappybrittany on Instagram.

Oct 29, 2020

The world of entrepreneurship is dominated by masculine energy. For female entrepreneurs, learning about business from the perspective of masculine energy can cause burnout, self-sabotage, and not running our businesses on our own terms. 

 

Masculine and feminine energy clash because they are distinctly different. Facing this clash internally often leads to us feeling disconnected and misaligned with our own businesses. It can also make us struggle to find a pricing model that is true to what we care about. 

 

How can we run better businesses and lead happier teams by leading with feminine energy? What are some of the key parts of feminine energy we can bring into our businesses? How can we set boundaries from a feminine energy perspective? 

 

In this episode, I’m joined by entrepreneur, DEI educator, and CEO of The Digital Market.co, Jocelyn J. Kopac. She shares how to improve our businesses by changing the energy we lead them with, and how that helps us create a more aligned financial model. 

 

Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

  • How pricing structures affect how we feel about our businesses:

    If we don’t believe in the pricing structure and the financial model we’re using to scale our businesses, we may end up sabotaging ourselves and our businesses. Instead of pricing according to everyone else’s model, we have to find the model that’s in alignment with our values. 

  • How to establish a pricing structure that aligns with our energy:

    Our pricing shouldn’t be about charging for our time, it’s about charging our worth. No one can ever pay us enough for our time because it’s too valuable. Charge according to your values, boundaries, and how much time you can spend on a task. Charging by account, rather than by the hour, also gives us the time and space to nurture our projects without feeling overwhelmed. 

  • What stops women entrepreneurs from setting more boundaries:

    Feminine energy prioritizes helping others, and as a result, many women end up feeling guilty for setting boundaries. Boundaries can also feel harsh if we’re viewing them from a masculine energy perspective. It is possible to create boundaries that don’t exclude, eliminate, or reject people.

  • How to identify the activities we should be outsourcing:

    It’s easy to slip into the habit of overworking ourselves when our energy is driven towards helping others. To avoid taking on too many tasks, keep a record of every activity done in a day and rank them in terms of enjoyment. After 2 weeks, we’ll have a good idea of what we should be delegating to others.

 

Guest Bio- 

Jocelyn J. Kopac is the CEO and Strategist at The Digital Market.co. A serial entrepreneur, Jocelyn started her first business at the age of 7. Knowing from a young age that running and growing businesses would be a huge part of her future, today she is also a business coach who helps leaders become confident in their growth plans, make sales, and build an audience through unfettered honesty, positivity, and doable strategies. Her ingenuity and positive attitude represent true leadership, but she attributes a lot of her success to the power of abundance, paying it forward, and a great cup of coffee.

 

To learn more about Jocelyn’s agency visit https://thedigitalmarket.co/. To sign up for her Business Readiness program visit https://www.jocelynjkopac.com/program/ and follow @jocelynjkopac on Instagram and Facebook

Oct 22, 2020

Virtual assistants are in high demand because they provide an important service to busy entrepreneurs. Working as a virtual assistant is also a gateway to your own entrepreneurial journey. It prepares us for launching our own products and building businesses that fulfill us and give us freedom.

Some of the most successful online entrepreneurs started out as virtual assistants and worked their way up to become CEOs in their own right.

Offering our services online allows us to uncover what we’re good at, what we love, and where we can offer the most value. This allows for us to build something that will make an impact. How do we get into the world of virtual assistance? What kind of services can we offer?

In this episode, I’m joined by Abbey Ashley, founder of The Virtual Savvy. She shares how she went from VA to CEO, and how she found success by focusing on one product.

 

The best way for me to make money is to improve on the things I already have, instead of creating new things. -Abbey Ashley

 

3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

  • There is a huge market for VAs:

    As businesses grow, it stops making financial sense for the owner to spend their time on tasks that don’t make more money or move the business forward. More and more entrepreneurs are realizing they need help, and the virtual assistant niche is thriving as a result.

  • How to go from generalist VA to niched down entrepreneur:

    Being a VA is an entry point to offering services online. It gives us the launching pad to figure out the problem we can solve, which becomes the service we offer. Starting out as a generalist allows us to attract clients, build our confidence, and then we’ll start seeing what we’re good at. Gradually that will lead to the development of a valuable service.

  • How building upon one product/service gives us time freedom:

    It takes longer to get traction on a new product and marketing avenue than it does to pour our time and effort into perfecting a product that already exists. By pouring fuel on a product and service we already have, we can prioritize better, maximize our time freedom, and build something that has long-term value.

 

Guest Bio- 

Abbey Ashley is the Founder of The Virtual Savvy. She helps aspiring virtual assistants launch and grow their own at-home business from scratch. Abbey started her own virtual assistant business as a new mom and was able to double the salary from her full-time corporate job, working only 20 hours a week... in just 30 days! She's since gone on to grow a seven-figure business and retire her husband ALL from her at-home business. It's now her passion to help others start their own VA business so they can taste the freedom and flexibility of entrepreneurship as well. 


To register for Abbey’s free training on Becoming a Booked Out Virtual Assistant visit https://boss-mom.com/abbey/.

Oct 15, 2020

Many of us would love to make a bigger impact on more people, but we aren't sure how. The great news is that our habits and choices as consumers are some of the biggest ways we can be impactful today.

There are emerging businesses that are becoming the supplier and marketer for amazing products made by talented people in third world countries.

How can we adapt our consumer behavior to make a bigger impact? As entrepreneurs, what can we do to bring about meaningful change in people’s lives? And how can we reward good work?

In this episode, Founder and Executive Director of Purse & Clutch, Jen Lewis shares how she is making a difference in the world one purse at a time.

 

We are connected to the people that make our stuff, even if we don’t know it. Shouldn’t we have a story attached to our belongings? - Jen Lewis

 

3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

 

  • The importance of taking baby steps:

    We might not have the resources to impact 100 people today, and that’s okay. Focus on helping one person at a time and ultimately, all our efforts will add up.

  • How to create positive change as a consumer:

    We’re all connected to the people who make the products we buy. When we support “slow” businesses that prioritize expertise and quality over mass-produced items, we’re contributing towards someone’s sense of purpose. 

  • Why we should focus on celebrating good work:

    For entrepreneurs thinking of partnering with local artisans, it’s important to remember we’re not doing so for charity. Instead, we’re doing it to support skilled craftsmanship and amazing work.

 

 

Guest Bio- 

Jen Lewis is the Founder and Executive Director of Purse & Clutch, a slow fashion brand working to create sustainable jobs for men and women in developing countries - starting from the raw materials and ending with the consumer carrying the most beautiful bag in the room. Jen holds a degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Leadership & Ethics, and in her spare time she enjoys vegetable gardening from seeds with her 2 ½ year old daughter, despite mixed results. 

 

To find out more, visit:

www.purseandclutch.com  

www.instagram.com/purseandclutch 

www.pinterest.com/purseandclutch 

www.facebook.com/purseandclutch

Oct 8, 2020

In over ⅔ of US families, women manage the household budget. While we’re good at the budgeting aspect and making sure everything is good month-to-month, we struggle with long-term planning, thriving, and creating financial freedom. 

Money is tied into absolutely everything we do, and when we have kids, this is amplified. We have to provide for them, but we also have to teach them to nurture a healthy view of money. This starts with us and what we believe and put into action financially. 

It’s impossible to teach a healthy financial mindset and be effective at our financial planning if we have underlying limiting beliefs and a scarcity mentality around money. 

If we can get control of our money mindset and align our money with our values, we’ll be able to afford the things we want in our lives and plan for the future. 

How do we overcome the financial hang-ups, fears, and mindsets that hold us back? What are the things moms need to know about money and how we talk about it with our children? 

 

In this episode, I’m joined by the founder of Smart Money Mamas and the online summit, Mamas Talk Money, Chelsea Brennan. We discuss the upcoming 2020 summit, and how we can cultivate a thriving money mindset. 


When our kids grow up hearing “we can’t afford that”, it creates a scarcity mindset. -Chelsea Brennan

 

3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

 

How to create an empowering, thriving money mindset:
 
Many of us feel a sense of helplessness around money, and that we aren’t in control of it. Even if we aren’t financially stable yet, it’s important to remember that we have autonomy in our choices with money. If we feel like our financial circumstances just happen to us, we’ll never be able to empower ourselves or our children. 


Why money is a form of self-care:

On a societal level, women have been conditioned to not value things that benefit us because we’re often so focused on taking care of everyone else. The side effect of this is a deeply ingrained scarcity mindset around money. By overcoming it, we can get rid of our mental and emotional blocks around money and allow it to be a positive in our life, not a negative. 


The impact of a negative money mindset:

Our budgets won’t work if we’re still viewing and relating to money through the lens of scarcity and struggle. No money strategy can overpower an underlying limiting belief. If we want to improve our money situations and teach our children the right lessons about it, all our strategies have to start with how we think and feel about money.

 

 

Guest Bio- 

Chelsea is the founder of Smart Money Mamas and the annual online summit, Mamas Talk Money. An ex-hedge fund manager turned financial educator, Chelsea helps moms connect with all aspects of their money in a way that lets them overcome emotional blocks, identify what they most want, and create the healthy money habits that will help them achieve their goals while modeling positive money relationships for the next generation. 

 

For a free ticket to Chelsea’s online summit, Mamas Talk Money visit https://boss-mom.com/money 

 

Check out Chelsea’s money quiz here http://mamastalkmoney.com/quiz/

Oct 1, 2020

Building Boss Mom over the last 6 years has been an adventure, to say the least. I created a video a little while back that shared how I built Boss Mom and the lessons I learned along the way in hopes that it helps you see that anything is possible and to help you reach your goals faster than I did.

I walk you through the different decisions and phases of building the community and business and what worked and what didn't. I want you to come away from this episode feeling empowered to build a life and business that aligns with you and your dreams.

 

Successful entrepreneurs don't worry about the 80% that doesn't work, they leverage and scale the 20% that does work. -Dana Malstaff

 

Things You’ll Learn in This Episode:

 

When you give people permission to be who they are and create a feeling of belonging for them, you build trust.

The only difference between you and the people who seem to have it figured out is that they keep going and never give up, even when things don’t go according to plan.

You have what it takes to create a business that you care about, a well- run space where you can nurture people and create a community and sense of belonging.

When we create a system and everyone who comes into our world takes the same journey, that creates consistency. Once we have consistency, we can scale, track results, and see what’s working.

Sep 24, 2020

The past few months have forced us to deal with major instability, and it has thrown many of us into a flat spin. However, it’s important to understand that even when we’re not facing a pandemic, uncertainty is inevitable.

Any time we go through a life-changing event, be it a pandemic, a relocation, or even a divorce, we’re faced with a lot of external factors. As a result, many of us end up feeling powerless. Is there a way to change that?

When we change the way we think, we can change the way we feel. We may not be able to control events unfolding around us, but we can decide how we’ll deal with them. How can we stop reacting to issues beyond our control and start responding to them instead? 

In this episode, Certified Life Coach and author of Create Your Calm: A Guilt-Free Journey to Peaceful Motherhood, Stephanie Nichols shares how to use life-altering moments as a catalyst for growth. 

We can't change what's happening around us, but we can make decisions about how we think about it. That's where we get our control back. -Stephanie Nichols

 

3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode:

 

How to get better at managing emotions in a difficult situation:


It’s easier to manage the way we feel when we know how we feel. We have to check in with ourselves more regularly and acknowledge our emotions. 

 

The importance of acceptance:


When we resist accepting what’s going on around us, we end up allowing it to affect us even more. The sooner we accept reality for what it is, the sooner we can move on. 

 

How to turn life-changing events into a win:


When faced with uncertainty, we need to think about what we want to create for ourselves. We may not always have the power to control what’s happening around us, but we do have the power to use the situation to our benefit.

 

Guest Bio- 

Stephanie Nichols is a divorced mom of two young boys, author of the book Create Your Calm: A Guilt-Free Journey to Peaceful Motherhood, and Certified Life Coach for Divorced Moms. She works one-on-one with moms who are ready to flourish after divorce by helping them create a future they can look forward to. Stephanie is known for her passionate personality and telling it like it is while using a gentle approach to help clients get unstuck and make sense of the world. She helps her clients overcome the natural self-doubt and despair they experience trying to navigate life alone, parenting solo, making decisions on their own, feeling overwhelmed, and worrying about their future. Stephanie is passionate about creating a world where divorce is not viewed as a failure, but as a catalyst for growth and a source of resilience and strength.

 

To find out more, go to 

https://www.stephanie-nichols.com/

https://www.facebook.com/StephanieNicholsCoaching 

https://www.amazon.com/Create-Your-Calm-Guilt-Free-Motherhood/dp/1733623817

 

To take advantage of Stephanie’s 1:1 Coaching Program ‘Flourish After Divorce’ - 6 month package 24 weekly sessions, head to:

https://www.stephanie-nichols.com/work-with-me/ 

 

And to join Stephanie’s safe, connected space for divorced moms, go to:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FlourishAfterDivorce/ 

Sep 17, 2020

When the whole world was put into quarantine, parents were thrust into homeschooling literally overnight. Taking on the job of educating our kids full-time can seem nearly impossible at first, especially alongside running a business. However, these last few months have shown that it’s very doable, and something the whole family might prefer.

Our assumptions and suppositions about homeschooling have been shattered as we’ve discovered various benefits and advantages of it, so much so that many parents have considered switching to homeschooling completely.


What are some of the positives of homeschooling that our kids miss out on in conventional schools? How do we balance being a teacher, parent, and business owner without burning out? 

In this episode, I’m joined by entrepreneur, homeschooling expert, education consultant, and the founder of Surviving Homeschool, DeLise Bernard. We talk about why so many families are seeing the benefits of education-from-home. 

 

3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

 

 

How homeschooling expands the opportunity for learning: 


The school curriculum can be limiting for kids, especially those that are gifted in unique ways. Through homeschooling, we get to build on what our kids are good at or interested in and lean into that outside the confines of class schedules. 

 

How kids can still have social interaction while homeschooling:


Homeschooling our kids isn’t as disconnected and isolated as people think. There are opportunities for them to connect with other kids through learning pods and groups, and to get taught by people who are experts in their own respective fields. Our kids can still have a strong social aspect to their lives without going to school. 

 

Why homeschooling can actually be better for entrepreneurial parents:

 
For many boss moms, our concern around homeschooling is the worry about not having enough time to balance parenting, our businesses, educating our kids, and taking care of things at home. With the right resources, tools, and scheduling techniques, it’s doable and it can actually work better for our families. 

 

Guest Bio- 

DeLise Bernard is an entrepreneur, homeschooling expert, education consultant, and the founder of Surviving Homeschool. While she and her husband have co-led their health management company, Beyond Excellence, for over 15 years, she’s also the founder of Surviving Homeschool, a community that supports working families thrust into schooling from home. Providing practical “survival tips”, cataloged educational resources, and ongoing encouragement to over 6800 members, the team offers community and connection in a time of social distancing. Her advice has been featured on ABC, CBS, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post, as well as various podcasts, education websites, and popular parenting blogs. Her family’s homeschool was also recently showcased in a George Washington University student-produced documentary for the school’s Masters program.

 

For more information, visit https://www.survivinghomeschool.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/1116125115410985

Sep 10, 2020

Keeping kids entertained has never been easy, and COVID-19 has only added fuel to the fire. How can we keep our children busy while we’re working from home, without adding even more to our plates? 

While increasing screen time may sound like an easy fix, that comes with its own challenges. We want our children to be learning valuable skills, and for that, we can’t rely on screens alone. Is that even possible when we’re already juggling homeschooling and our businesses? 

Luckily, we don’t have to do it all on our own. With the help of subscription boxes, we can simplify almost every area of our lives, including keeping our kids entertained and their minds nourished.  

In this episode, Founder and CEO of Peaceful Play, Stephanie Anderson explains how to keep children engaged with educational activities while we work from home.

 

When kids are bored, we often end up giving them screen time to entertain them, but if we want to teach our children problem-solving skills, they need to be creating. -Stephanie Anderson

 

3 Things We Learned From This Episode

 

 

Why we need to create creators:


The world we live in thrives on consumerism, but our kids shouldn’t only be consuming. We need to encourage them to create through educational activities. 


How to keep kids engaged for longer:


Children lose interest easily, so we can’t just offer them a box of activities hoping they stay engaged. Link the activities to a story so they’re fully involved in every creative task.

 

What children learn from interactive activities:


When our little ones do hands-on activities, they’re pushed to think outside the box. These problem-solving skills are helpful well into adulthood, so by encouraging them to be creative from a young age, we’re setting them up for a lifetime of success. 

 

 

Guest Bio- 

Stephanie Anderson shows moms who work from home creative ways to keep their kids playing so that they can make time to work from home. As an entrepreneur’s wife and mom of three, Stephanie is obsessed with raising creators, not just consumers. She is the founder of Peaceful Play, a community and resource full of tools to help parents who want to raise entrepreneurial-minded children, and Peaceful Play Box, a subscription box of creative, independent activities for children ages 3 - 7. 

 

To connect with Stephanie, head to:
https://www.instagram.com/getpeacefulplay/
https://www.facebook.com/GetPeacefulPlay/
https://www.youtube.com/c/peacefulplay?sub_confirmation=1

And to order the Peaceful Play Box seasonal subscription box of independent play activities for kids ages 3-7, head to:
https://www.PeacefulPlayBox.com/

 

Sep 3, 2020

We’re guaranteed to hit a ceiling at some point if we’re just trading hours for dollars. We have to stop limiting ourselves to just one income stream, especially if that stream depends on our constant attention.

 

Online courses are a key way for entrepreneurs to make money with relatively little input, because once they’re created we can continue to sell them for years to come. That being said, for the best results we have to think about our marketing strategies. 

 

How can we promote our courses effectively, so we can make money from the same content over and over again? Is there a way to make our launches more seamless? 

 

In this episode, CEO of Collaborate.Work, Bevin Farrand shares the secrets to a successful course launch. 

 

Have an overarching plan. It’s easier to shift things around when you know what you’re going to do. -Bevin Farrand

 

3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

 

 

The importance of knowing what we’re working towards:



When creating a product, it’s vital to have an overarching goal in mind. Be conscious of what’s being created and what we can expect to see as a result.

 

How to stop leaving money on the table:


Every piece of communication we share about our products brings in revenue, so by forgetting to send even one email, we’re losing money. To combat this, plan communication strategies in advance. Planning doesn’t mean we’ll never miss anything, but it does make it less likely. 

 

How to build a buzz around our courses:


To generate attention for our launches, the content we share in the build-up needs to tell a story. Seeding the product hooks our audience so by the time we launch, we’ve already got willing customers.

 

Guest Bio- 

 

Bevin Farrand is the CEO and Head Cat Herder of Collaborate.Work, which works with small business owners, entrepreneurs, and mid-size corporations to get their ideas out the door and into the world. As the former Brand Director of Boom! by Cindy Joseph and Smart Marketer, she's led dozens of product launches and promotions generating 20MM+ annually. She's also developed online courses and summits, as well as executed launches, for I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Evolving Wisdom, and several entrepreneurs. She is passionate about supporting her clients to create businesses that enrich their lives. Her favorite and most demanding "clients" are her three-year-old daughter and one-year-old son.

 

To find out more, go to:

https://www.facebook.com/collaboratework 

https://www.instagram.com/bevinfarrand/ 

https://www.launchsecretsroadmap.com/special-offer40699042

Aug 27, 2020

The feeling of being busy fills most of us with a sense of accomplishment, but we need to remember that constantly being busy doesn’t always mean our businesses are growing. In fact, most of the time it’s the exact opposite. 

The momentum trap tricks us into believing we need to work round the clock to see results, but that only holds us back. When we dedicate all our business hours to client work, we lose time that could have been spent building authority in our markets. 

How can we pull ourselves out of the momentum trap and get to a place where our businesses succeed without needing constant tweaking? Can we ever reach a point where our businesses generate revenue without our input? 

In this episode, I share how to escape the momentum trap that keeps our businesses in one spot. 

 

The momentum trap is sustaining what you already have. Spend your time growing so you systematically get bigger results. -Dana Malstaff

 

3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

Break the cycle of spending hours coming up with one-on-one solutions for clients. Acknowledge that tons of consumers are facing the same challenge and create one piece of content to serve them all. 

We’re never going to be the only entrepreneurs in our space, but that doesn’t make what we do any less valuable. Once we believe our uniqueness is what separates us from others in our areas of expertise, we can work on creating something sellable. 

Date-driven content limits the reach of our products. Instead of creating solutions to date-specific problems, focus on finding a frustration people experience all year round. 

Aug 20, 2020

For many of us, the idea of blogging professionally feels like a distant daydream, or something that we’re too late to the party for. Thanks to the increased number of people online at the moment, it’s more attainable now than ever before.

 

The perks of blogging might not always include living the life of an Instagram influencer, but it does offer a lot of freedom and financial reward. With more than one way to monetize content, blogging gives us the opportunity to design the lives we want to live. 

 

What does a career in blogging look like, and how do we know if we’re a right fit for the job? Do we need to have a writing background to create successful content?

 

In this episode, Founder of the Root + Revel food and wellness site, Kate Kordsmeier shares how to start a successful blog.

 

If you enjoy providing service and value to the people who come to you for advice, consider a career in blogging. -Kate Kordsmeier

 

3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

 

  • How to know if blogging is a good choice for us
    There are no specific requirements for a career in blogging, but there are clues that tell if we’ll be successful or not. As a general rule, if people regularly ask our opinion on particular topics, we have some kind of expertise they want to learn from. Seize the opportunity!

  • Why we need to shift our perception of what a blog is
    Blogs are traditionally done in a written format, but there’s no need to limit ourselves to one medium. Whether we’re writing a post or sharing advice in a video or podcast, the most important thing is to find what works for ourselves and our audience.  

  • How to grow our audience 
    While instagram is a great place to draw attention to our blogs, be careful of spending too much time on social media. To make sure content is seen by as many people as possible, focus on SEO and Pinterest.

 

Guest Bio- 

 

Kate Kordsmeier is a writer, educator, and creative entrepreneur. After almost a decade as a freelance journalist, Kate founded Root + Revel, a holistic wellness blog with a focus on mind-body-soul health. Once the blog blossomed into a 6-figure business, she started the The Six-Figure Blog Academy, a digital course dedicated to helping others start their own profitable businesses. Kate is also the host of the Success with Soul Podcast.

 

To find out more, head to: 

 

https://katekordsmeier.com/

https://rootandrevel.com/

https://www.instagram.com/katekordsmeier/  

https://www.instagram.com/rootandrevel/ 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/katekordsmeier/ 

https://www.katekordsmeier.com/6fba 

 

And to sign up for the free webinar mentioned on this episode, head to:

katekordsmeier.com/bossmom 

 

Other products mentioned on this episode:

https://katenorthrup.com/

Aug 13, 2020

Chronic illness and regular health issues can make our lives feel unstable, especially when it comes to our work, our businesses, and our ability to create things that are meaningful and impactful. 

 

It can seem like it’s impossible for us to build something that supports us while we’re contending with bouts of illness. Many smart, capable, and creative ladies feel defeated by this, but health issues don’t have to get in the way of our dreams. 

 

It is possible to work for ourselves, earn income even during downtimes, and run an operation that fits into the rhythm and flow of our lives. By building a simple business that runs on evergreen products, we can have success without compromising our health. 

 

How is an online business a great solution for dealing with health issues? How can creative people turn their passion into a successful, simple business? 

 

In this episode, I’m joined by the owner and the designer of Oksancia Textile Design Studio and School, Oksana Pasishnychenko. She shares her inspiring story and how online businesses empower people with chronic illnesses. 

 

More people should seek to build simple businesses that they work hard at, but can also have flexibility and freedom with, because life is unpredictable. -Dana Malstaff  



3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

 

How your creative passion can turn into a great business
Many people wonder if artistry, illustration, and creativity can be turned into a business with stable, recurring income. Through coaching, training, and course content, we can leverage our creativity, teach and impact others, make money, and scale what we do. 

 

The danger of a launch-based business 
Going from launch to launch is incredibly draining and stressful, and if you’re already dealing with a health issue, or even the stress of lockdowns alone, they aren’t a good idea. An evergreen model allows you to work on perfecting and honing in on that one thing which gives you stability. 

 

How online businesses are great for working with health issues
A scaled up online business that’s based on selling evergreen course content allows you to build something that won’t suffer instability when health issues cause downtime. It also means you won’t have to compromise on how much much you earn, and you won’t have to force yourself to work when you’re not feeling well. 

 

Guest Bio- 

 

Oksana is the owner and designer of the Oksancia Textile Design Studio and School. Her passions are to design unique fabric and products and to teach fellow artists how to start and grow a lifestyle business designing and selling digital repeat pattern designs.

Oksancia illustrated 2 published children's books, and the products with her designs were for sale at Best Buy, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and CVS pharmacy. She created a portfolio of more than 10,000 vector illustrations and designs, and collaborated on more than 100 client custom design projects.

 

Oksana is a happy wife of an amazing man and a mother of a sweet little girl. Together we love to cook, make arts and crafts, read funny books, and travel while collecting creative inspiration and adventures. For more information and to access Oksana’s free webinar on starting your own creative business visit www.oksancia.com

Aug 11, 2020

It is common to think that starting your own business will take time away from your children, but many of the most accomplished entrepreneurs will tell you that nothing is more fulfilling than taking the entrepreneurial journey with their children. 

It’s a powerful opportunity for us to create something that is special and valuable, while also teaching our kids powerful tools like resilience, problem-solving, creativity, and discipline. 

By building a business with them, we give our families something they will carry with them well into adulthood. I’m joined today by a father who has done just that, along with his two daughters. 

How did they create a business as a family? What are the most valuable lessons they’ve learned along the way? How can we create an entrepreneurial environment in our homes, especially with lockdowns? In this episode, I talk to Avi Arya and his daughters Raya and Aviana who share their incredible story.

 

What you create with your family creates long-lasting value. -Avi Arya 

 

3 Things We Learned From This Episode

 

  1. How entrepreneurship teaches valuable life skills
    Practicing entrepreneurship with our children teaches them more than just the practical skills of running a business. It shows them the power of problem solving and how to be resilient. It helps them to see that there’s always a solution.
  2. The beauty of combining family and business
    Incorporating our children into our entrepreneurship brings so much meaning to what we do. Our work becomes a true labor of love and the perfect combination of work and family. This makes for a more fulfilling and rewarding endeavor.
  3. The link between entrepreneurship and positive impact
    At the core of our entrepreneurial endeavors is our desire to help others. Our children can do the same through inspiring their friends and peers to love themselves and be confident in themselves. This is such an important message for young and old alike. 

 

Guest Bio- 

Avi Arya is an entrepreneur and the father of 2 beautiful girls, who he runs a business with. He is a streetcar racer, turned hotelier, and now a social media marketer. He is the founder of the Internet Moguls and the author of the 'Internet Moguls of the World'. Avi’s business with his daughters Raya and Aviana includes a podcast, a YouTube channel, an online summit, and a coffee table book.  

Visit Avi Online: Instagram / YouTube / Facebook / Facebook Group / 

Jul 30, 2020

When we’re surrounded by cluttered countertops and messy living spaces, it can take a toll on our emotions and our minds. Often, we end up feeling overwhelmed by the mammoth task of clearing it all, unsure of where to even begin. 

 

That being said, the process of decluttering a home is about more than a cleaner house. When we don’t have the option of hiding behind hours of tidying, we’re forced to deal with what’s really going on in our lives.

 

Cleaning the house and organizing gives us an opportunity to decide what truly makes us happy. Why hold onto things that make us feel anything less than amazing? What does clutter tell us about how we feel? How do we decide what to keep and what needs to go? 

 

In this episode, Founder of Motherhood Simplified, Krista Lockwood shares how to declutter our homes and our lives. 

 

Strip away the unnecessary objects you’re holding onto, so you can spend more time with the things you love. -Dana Malstaff 

 

3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

  1. Why tidying is about clearing both internal and external baggage
    What’s going on around us physically is almost always a reflection of what we’re dealing with internally. Be mindful that decluttering is an emotional experience, and when we free up space in our homes, we also free up space in our minds.
  2. How fear of lack holds us back from a decluttered space
    When we hold onto items due to fear of not being able to afford them in future, we’re tapping into a scarcity mindset. Change the narrative by asking “what is this taking from me?” rather than “what if I can’t get this later on?” If we’re sacrificing joy by keeping something, it’s simply not worth it. 
  3. What we should be removing from our space today
    When we start our mornings feeling like nothing in our closets fits us or makes us feel good about ourselves, that sets a negative tone for the rest of the day. We have to stop holding onto things that don’t make us feel our best. 

Guest Bio- 

Krista Lockwood is the Founder of Motherhood Simplified, where she teaches decluttering for moms who don’t want to be full blown minimalists. In 2013, she and her husband moved from Alaska to Florida with only one suitcase each. While she doesn't believe you need to go that extreme, she has been able to master the balance of having enough, but not too much. Krista strongly believes we all have what it takes to create the lives and homes we want, no matter what that looks like. On top of her courses offered on decluttering, Krista is the host of the Motherhood Simplified Podcast.

 

To find out more about Krista, head to:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2010014145929427/ 

http://motherhoodsimplified.com/

http://motherhoodsimplified.com/podcast/

 

And if you’re looking to declutter your home start to finish, the easiest way possible, visit: http://motherhoodsimplified.com/ds

 

Resources mentioned on this episode:

Nurturetoconvert.com

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown https://www.amazon.com/Essentialism-Disciplined-Pursuit-Greg-McKeown/dp/0804137382

Jul 23, 2020

Far too often, we’re held back from pursuing great opportunities because we’re focused on what’s in our bank accounts, and not what’s in our hearts.

If we see opportunity only through the lens of financial scarcity, and not faith, we’ll always feel like there isn’t enough money. Our mindset around money has to shift from one of fear and lack, to a mindset of openness and positivity.

Easier said than done, but it is possible! It starts with training ourselves to believe there is abundance all around us.

How can we stop letting the numbers in our bank accounts dictate our business moves? What is the spirit of awareness and how will it boost our businesses?

In this episode, Revenue Master Coach, Sherri Somers shares how to overcome a mindset of financial lack, so that we let faith guide our dreams instead.

 

Success is all about the right mindset. If you condition your mind, the practical stuff comes naturally. -Sherri Somers

 

3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

  1. How to make moves based on mindset, not money
    The second we make moves based on the number in our bank accounts, we become inconsistent and less effective. It’s better to lead with mindset, so we’re not focused on what’s lacking.

  2. How to identify opportunities for connecting to human capital
    There is always someone in our audience who knows how to help us get to the next level. If we’re too focused on not having enough money, we’ll miss out on the human capital we can tap into for free.

  3. How to handle lack of support from loved ones
    Sometimes our loved ones will be slow to support our dreams, and it can take a toll on our drive. We should never take it personally or interpret it as a sign not to go after our dreams. Their reservations are based on their fears, not our abilities.

Sherri Somers is a revenue attraction coach, and she’s more than just a business builder. She is a confidence builder with bold opinions. She offers effective revenue strategies for helping YOU reach your “HIGHEST SELF” and setting a PACE to develop High-Self Performance. Her animated personality and true to life look is perfect for financial industry and authority marketing training.  She has a story of a humble beginnings, a former officer who left law enforcement to help women experts in the financial industry become the authority. Today, Sherri helps those experts make 2k or more, consistently.

 

To find out more about Sherri, visit:

https://itssherri.com 

https://www.facebook.com/iTssherrisomers/

https://www.instagram.com/itssherrisomers/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/itssherrisomers/

https://twitter.com/iTssherrisomers 

bit.ly/FREE30LiveStreamIdeasNow  

 

You can also email her on info@itssherri.com 

Jul 16, 2020

One of the ways we create a more fulfilling and joyful life is through a career that we’re passionate about. That said, it can be difficult to get excited about the work we do when it feels like an obligation or a chore. 

When we actively choose to do something, we will feel fired up for it more consistently. Having a side hustle is a great way to refresh our love for what we do in a meaningful way. To make it even better, we need it to be specialized or niched down. 

How do we go beyond something general, to a side hustle in a great niche? Why does this help us feel more fulfilled at work? 

In this episode, CEO of Side Hustle Teachers and Founder of the Edupreneur Academy, Stacey Ogden shares how to start a niched-down side hustle that reignites our passion for work.

 

Don't make the mistake of trying to talk to everybody. Your business should be what you want it to be, not just what it can be. -Stacey Ogden

 

3 Things We Learned From This Episode

 

  1. How to narrow our focus to only the people we’re excited to serve
    Many people struggle with wanting to help everyone. But if we want to create successful businesses, we have to narrow down our focus because it helps us connect with people who really love what we do. 
  2. How to stop apologizing for not helping everyone
    To create a niche, we have to narrow down the group of people we want to serve until we have a clear picture of our ideal client. Once we’ve done that, we have to be unapologetic about what we offer and what we don’t. 
  3. How to build a referral network to help the people who aren’t in our niche
    It can be difficult to say no when someone outside our niche asks for our assistance, but we can still help the client without broadening our scope. Building a referral network allows us to say “Yes” by introducing other products and services, without getting off track in our side hustle.

 

Guest Bio- 

Stacey Ogden is the CEO of Side Hustle Teachers and founder of the Edupreneur Academy.  She has built a community of more than 4,000 educators supporting each other on their entrepreneurial journeys and helped dozens of teachers start and grow profitable side hustles, all while maintaining her full-time teaching job.  That’s right - she walks the talk.

 

To find out more about Stacey, head to:

sidehustleteachers.com 

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linkedin.com

 

Stacey’s Edupreneur Academy is a membership program for teachers who want to start or grow a side hustle while still being the boss in the classroom. Learn more at members.sidehustleteachers.com

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