Are You an Introverted Solo Professional, Ready to Take Your Business to the Next Level of Success?

You’re committed to make a big difference in the world. But you can’t seem to achieve the breakthrough you dream of (and deserve).

That’s because over the course of your life, you developed strategies and patterns of behavior to survive and even thrive in some pretty dysfunctional environments — starting in your family of origin, moving into school, and eventually in the workplace.

And while those patterns got you to a level of success in corporate life, those same patterns are now actively holding you back.

Things like:

  • Perfectionism
  • Going along to get along
  • Never saying “no”
  • Avoiding conflict
  • Fear of making a mistake

…just to name a few

Plus, with all there is to do and all the distractions, it can be hard to stay focused or take consistent, high-value action to…

  • get your message out to a bigger audience
  • complete big, positioning projects like…
    • launching a podcast or livestream show
    • pitching yourself as a guest on other people’s shows
    • publishing a book
    • creating a course
    • using video to market your business
    • writing a blog

All of this can feel even harder if you’re an Introverted coach, consultant, or service-based professional who wants to profit from your expertise.

I understand because all of that happened to me too.

I help clients develop new, empowering patterns and productive success habits that help them succeed and enjoy the process much more.

How to Get Started Here

The best way to get started is to check out the “start here” page. I have a free webinar there and some links to things I think will give you a good overview of how to get started communicating your message more powerfully, moving forward with courage, and what’s needed to build an expertise-centered business and brand.

You can also learn more about how to work with me, who I specifically help, learn about me and my background, or the work I do with clients.

Thanks for stopping by! I’m looking forward to learning more about you. what your goals are, and how I can serve you.

PS. If you like what you see and want to connect at a deeper level, then head over to Facebook where I share lots of practical information about growing and managing a business, saving the environment, and cat videos! 🙂

Healthy Gut, Healthy You

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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information to help you move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity so you consistently reach your biggest goals.

Links below may include affiliate links, meaning I may receive compensation if you click through and make a purchase. This doesn’t impact the price you pay and is part of how I support production costs of the show.

Show Notes

One of the downsides to being self-employed is there are no sick days. Our health is incredibly important to us. As more than one health expert has said “Your health is your wealth.”

But we can get so caught up in work that our health can definitely suffer.

It’s why I think it’s important to address this topic as it relates to our physical, mental, and emotional health.

And just as we used to say back in the early days of computers – garbage in, garbage out.

We’re learning more and more about the impact of what we eat on gut health and the impact of gut health on our overall wellness.

In this episode, the Ingredient Guru, Mira Deesy, helps us get educated about the complex subject that is the food we eat.

Mira is a nutrition professional, author, and a popular public speaker. She knows it’s not just what you eat but what’s IN what you eat that’s important.

She’s author of The Pantry Principle: How to read the label and understand what’s really in your food.

Mira is a board certified holistic health practitioner whose mission is to educate and empower consumers. She curates the premier organic Lean and Green Subscription box. The monthly box is full of earth-friendly, healthy, sustainable products that are good for you, the planet, and your home.

Mira is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is a founding member of the Holistic Business and Wellness Alliance.

Remember my guests and I aren’t giving you specific business advice. The information we’re sharing is for educational and entertainment purposes only. If you need help be sure to seek out a trained professional whether it’s a financial advisor, tax professional, business building expert, or mental or physical healthcare provider.

Listen in as Mira shares:

  • Her success journey
  • How to take control of your health through the food you eat
  • Tips to get started or fine tune your healthy eating program
  • Decision and behavior drivers that influence our food choices and eating habits
  • The improvement people feel when they make changes to their eating
  • How the food industry tries to trick us into eating food that’s not as healthy for us as we’d like to think
  • The importance of eating mindfully

And we both share some tips to make healthy choices easy when we’re working from home.

As always, listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

Guest Contact Information

Mira’s website

Social media

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

LinkedIn

Pinterest

Get Mira’s Book: 

Get Mira’s book, The Pantry Principle  

Free offers

Mira generously offered a couple of free gifts.

Get an article about food journaling and a link to download a free food journal

We discussed “mindful” eating. Get free access to Mira’s mindful eating program. 

 

Bonus Content

Related Courageous Entrepreneur Show Episodes

We mentioned Brodie Welch in the interview. Here are two episodes I did with her:

The Courage of Self-Care

Can Meditation Help You Achieve Your Goals?

 

Mira talked about hydration and later, sent me the following extra information for you:

We talked about the hydration factor. Here’s how to figure out how much hydration you need.

First, write down your body weight.

Divide that in half for the number of ounces needed to be properly hydrated.

Divide that number by 8 to get the number of cups of fluid.

Take that number, divide it by four and then set a “hydration alarm” approximately every two hours.

When the alarm goes off set your liquid in front of you with the goal to drink it before the alarm goes off again.

Remember that this does not mean plain water. Too much water is not healthy either.

Soups, herbal teas, food with lots of liquid (like watermelon), plus water all count towards a daily hydration goal.

Also consider coconut water which is a perfectly balanced electrolyte beverage. Look for a brand with no additives.

You can learn more about hydrating foods on the blog.

Join the Courageous Success Community

Are you an introverted, mission-driven coach, consultant, or other service professional with a big message and big mission to change the world? Are you ready to stand out and step up as a thought leader in your industry segment and to your target audience?

If you want support to help you stay focused on your core goals along with information, tips, resources, and training to help you be seen as the go-to expert you are, then join my Facebook group, The Courageous Success Community.

 

Tips to Grow a Facebook Group with Geriann Wiesbrook

 

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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information to help you move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity so you – the introverted, mission-driven entrepreneur — consistently reach your biggest goals.

SHOW NOTES

As a mission driven solo professional or micro-firm owner I’m sure you’re always looking for ways to get your message out easier, faster, and to an audience of people you know are interested in and even passionate about the same things you are. And it’s likely you’ve heard and maybe even already experienced the power of social networking groups to build community and to grow a business.

brown haired caucasian woman, smiling, wearing glassesIn this episode leading expert Geriann Wiesbrook is going to talk about Facebook groups and share tips for growing and strengthening one.

Lots of people call themselves experts on the subject of using Facebook and building a group on Facebook but very very few are actually recognized as a community leader by Facebook itself.

Geriann is a Fellow in the Facebook Community Leadership program. This means she’s one of the top 115 group leaders on Facebook and she was selected from a pool of over 6000.

She’s been repeatedly recognized by Facebook since 2017 when she was invited to the first Facebook Communities Summit and became a member of the leadership team for a Facebook run, invitation-only leadership group. She is featured in training videos Facebook created and she participated in a round table on group and small business tools for growth with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandburg. Geri is also a frequent speaker at Facebook Leadership Circles in Chicago.

Geriann is the founder of Military Mama Network which started as a group on Facebook and is now a 501c organization. The group started in 2013 after Geriann recognized the needs of her Army recruit son and other US military members. MMN has grown to provide support to US troops and their families and maintains the Military Mama Network Facebook community.

MMN has a presence in all 50 states and chapters in several states. Their goal is to have chapters in all 50 states, enabling them to continue to serve our troops and veterans in a swift but personal manner

Remember my guests and I aren’t giving you specific business advice. The information we’re sharing is for educational and entertainment purposes only. If you need help be sure to seek out a trained professional whether it’s a financial advisor, tax professional, business building expert, or healthcare provider.

Listen in as Geriann:

  • Dispels some common myths about members of the military and explains the needs they often have that go unmet
  • Talks about the evolution of the group and how the work has grown to support the military member through basic training through deployment and release as well as how they support families.
  • Discusses the challenges women face to own their expertise, recognize themselves as leaders, and step into their power
  • Shares why she feels a group may not be right for every business
  • Explains why a group’s culture is important and how you can focus on consciously creating the kind of group you want

You’ll want to listen to this with a notepad handy because Geriann tosses out super tips throughout our conversation.

As always, listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

Guest Contact Information:

Geriann’s consulting page

Book a clarity call with Geriann

Military Mama Network’s website

Military Mama Network’s main Facebook group

 

Geriann on social media (other than Facebook)

Twitter

YouTube

LinkedIn

 

Related Episodes

Starting a Nonprofit with Monique Wells

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Join the Courageous Success Community 

The Courageous Success Community is for introverted, mission-driven coach, consultant, or other service professionals with a big message and big mission to change the world. If you’re ready to stand out and step up as a thought leader in your industry segment and to your target audience, but know you need and want help to stay focused on your core goals, then head over to Facebook and click the button to ask to join the group.

Simplifying Social Media with Ellen McDowell the Social Butterfly

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Show Notes

Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information to help you move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity so you, the introverted, mission-driven entrepreneur, consistently reach your biggest goals.

As a solo professional or microfirm owner I’m sure you’re always looking for ways to get your message out easier, faster, and to a bigger audience. Of course that means we’re turning to social networking and social media.

Caucasian woman, headshot, Ellen McDowell, social media trainerIn this episode of the courageous entrepreneur show Ellen McDowell, the social butterfly, dispels some myths, simplifies things, and helps you get your head around what you should post and where to post.

Ellen is teacher, trainer, and lover of tech and wine. She specializes in teaching small business owners how to get their message out using social networking and social media tools.

Ellen is an honors graduate from the University of Georgia where she received her masters degree in historic preservation. She also holds several certifications including Constant Contact solution provider, and SCORE mentor.

She lives in the Baton Rouge Louisiana region and is an LSU superfan.

Remember my guests and I aren’t giving you specific business advice. The information we’re sharing is for educational and entertainment purposes only. If you need help be sure to seek out a trained professional whether it’s a financial advisor, tax professional, business building expert, or healthcare provider.

Listen in as Ellen shares:

  • How her work found her rather than the other way around
  • The difference between social media and social networking
  • The one thing you need to do on every social site
  • The kind of posts you should share
  • How to figure out which platforms to focus on
  • Why sharing bits of our personal lives is actually important and how to decide what to share
  • How to decide when you need help with your social presence and social content
  • And What to consider when hiring someone for that role

As always, listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

Guest Contact Information

Ellen’s website 

YouTube channel 

Elen’s LinkedIn Profile 

Ellen’s FB page 

Ellen on Twitter 

Ellen on Insta 

 

Related Episodes

Here are past episodes that relate to this episode. I thought you might find them helpful.

Click on the link to open the recording in a new window / tab and play it on your device. You can also save it to listen at your leisure by taking the following steps:

  • Rright click the link (on a PC)
  • Choose Save As
  • Navigate to where you want to save it
  • Name it something you’ll remember
  • Click Enter or Save

Tips for an Effective Social Media Strategy with Leslie Horn Trossett 

Episodes from the Let’s Talk Tech show

My first podcast was called Let’s Talk Tech. It’s mission was to demystify the software, systems, and apps needed to run and grow a profitable business and leverage the Internet.

I no longer create new content for that show but it’s still live on iTunes / Apple Podcasts. Much of the content is still relevant because I focused on making the show as evergreen as possible.

You can click on the links to listen right now or follow the instructions above to download them for later.

Social posting with Laura Roerden, founder and CEO of posting tool Edgar 

Get out of social media overwhelm with networking and LinkedIn expert Wendy Terwelp

Want More Practical Information on Growing a Solo Business? Especially if You’re an Introvert?

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You’ll get episodes emailed to you when they’re released along with articles, tips, and information to help you get the courage, confidence, and clarity you need to get your business to the next level of success.

Join the Courageous Success Community

Are you an introverted, mission-driven coach, consultant, or other service professional with a big message and big mission to change the world? Are you ready to stand out and step up as a thought leader in your industry segment and to your target audience?

If you want support to help you stay focused on your core goals along with information, tips, resources, and training to help you be seen as the go-to expert you are, then join my Facebook group, The Courageous Success Community.

Escaping the Rabbit Hole and Using Depression to Help Others

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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information to help you move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity so you consistently reach your biggest goals.

Some of the links below may be affiliate links. That means if you click through and make a purchase I may make a small commission as a thank you. It doesn’t impact the price you pay. It’s my way of generating gas money for my long trips back home to South Jersey. 

Show Notes

If you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, solo professional who is also a former employee, the chances are very good that you’ve experienced some form of trauma at your past job.

Whether you’ve worked for abusive bosses or you’ve worked with difficult or even bullying peers, the chances are very good that you’ve experienced some type of emotional trauma at work and there’s also a good chance that trauma scarred you in some way.

Best selling author and speaker Tracey MaxfieldIn this episode,Tracey Maxfield recounts her experience with severe workplace bullying and how she’s using her experience to help children around the world.

Tracey is a nurse with over 37 years’ experience. She is certified in gerontology and dementia care and is a regular guest on well-known author and radio host Peter Rosenberger’s show Hope For the Caregiver on WLAC and iHeart Radio in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tracey experienced her first episode of clinical depression in her twenties and lived with chronic depression ever since. However, nothing prepared her for the acute depressive episode she experienced in 2015.

After enduring years of intense work place stress, harassment and bullying, she plummeted into an abyss of darkness, hopelessness and despair the likes of which she had never experienced before.

Encouraged by a psychologist, Tracey started a blog, Escaping the Rabbit Hole – my life with depression, to better help her friends understand her depression. Over time, she began to heal and found that out of the darkness and despair, there is hope, there is life after depression.

Since the release of the book (affiliate link) that grew out of her blog, Tracey has become a staunch advocate for mental illness and mental health awareness and bullying.

She has met with children, teenagers and young adults to talk about bullying and mental illness and was one of the breakout presenters at the TEACH 2019 Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.

Her website was recently awarded the silver medal for Best Author Website 2019 at the eLit Awards and her book is a top 10 finalist in the Non-Fiction category at the Author Academy Awards. Tracey has appeared in over 60 podcasts in the USA, Canada, New Zealand and UK, live radio shows and on ABC, NBC and FOX News.

Her philosophy is to Engage children and teenagers, to Educate them about mental illness and bullying and to Empower them to develop confidence and skills to continue to move ahead in their own life journey.

Born in Wales, U.K. Tracey moved to Canada in 1987. Escaping the Rabbit Hole my journey through depression is her first book and has received international rave reviews.

Remember, my guests and I aren’t giving you specific business, health, or life advice. The information we’re sharing is for educational and entertainment purposes only.

If you need help, be sure to seek out a trained professional whether it’s a financial advisor, tax professional, business building support, or a physical or mental healthcare provider.

If you feel triggered by anything in this episode please get help right away. And if you’re concerned you may harm yourself call 911 or the emergency number in the country where you live.

Listen in as Tracey shares:

  • What the rabbit hole is and how she got there
  • The reaction of her friends, family, and healthcare providers as she struggled to recover
  • What finally helped her to begin to climb out of the hole
  • And how she’s making her mess her mission and how she’s focusing on helping teens and children.

As always, listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

Guest Contact Information

Tracey’s website

Tracey’s Author Central page on Amazon

Tracey on social media

Facebook

Instagram

Pinterest

Twitter

YouTube

 

Resources Mentioned

Tracey’s book on Amazon

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How Organizational Life Conditions You to Struggle Out on Your Own

 

Get Free Access to Past Episodes

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You’ll get episodes emailed to you each week along with articles, tips, and information to help you get the courage, confidence, and clarity you need to get your business to the next level of success. 

 

Join the Courageous Success Community 

The Courageous Success Community is for introverted, mission-driven coach, consultant, or other service professionals with a big message and big mission to change the world. If you’re ready to stand out and step up as a thought leader in your industry segment and to your target audience, but know you need and want help to stay focused on your core goals, then click to ask to join the group. 

 

Common Mistakes Made Pricing Your Services with Tai Goodwin

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Some of the links below may be affiliate links. That means if you click through and make a purchase I may make a small commission as a thank you. It doesn’t impact the price you pay. It’s my way of generating gas money for my long trips back home to South Jersey. 

 

 

Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

Remember my guests and I aren’t giving you specific business advice. The information we’re sharing is for educational and entertainment purposes only. If you need help be sure to find and hire a trained professional who can advise you directly about your specific situation.

Show Notes

We start a business for lots of reasons including the opportunity to make a big impact and the opportunity to earn an unlimited income.

But having to price our offerings and services can fill us with anxiety and raise self-worth issues we didn’t even realize we had.

In fact, we come face to face with our own emotional crap.

And it doesn’t matter where you are in the business life cycle.

Each new level of business success brings up the issue of “am I good enough” and “do I really deserve to make this kind of money”.

In this episode Tai Goodwin talks about the struggle we have with pricing and how we’ve got to get past it to build momentum and truly build the sustainable, profitable business we dream of and deserve.

Tai is the CEO of Profit Momentum and founder of Profit Academy. A firm believer that wealth and spirituality are not mutually exclusive, Tai teaches women how to make bank so they can fund the lifestyle they desire, bring their purpose-based projects to life, and invest in the people and communities that matter to them.

A tech-savvy, woo woo, coach and teacher who prefers books over shoes, Tai’s super power is helping clients monetize their expertise by creating, marketing, and selling high-ticket signature programs.

The author of Girlfriend, It’s Your Time and co-author of The Profitable Woman’s Playbook, her articles have been featured on The Huffington Post, Forbes.com, Careerealism.com, and CAREER Magazine.

Tai has also been highlighted by Money Magazine, Black Enterprise, and The BOSS Network. You can find her online at www.proifitmomentum.com.

Listen in as Tai shares tips and strategies to help you:

  • RAMP up your profits
  • Deal with worthiness issues
  • Recognize the value of your corporate experience and skills
  • Deal with profit potholes and recognize profit roadblocks
  • See the importance of being around others who want the same things you do
  • Understand the importance of social capital
  • Know when it’s time to raise your prices

As always, listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

Resources and Related Episodes

Pricing for Profit : Justin Krane challenges our thoughts on pricing

Mind Over Money – an interview with money and success coach Robyn Crane

Get the worksheet with the Reflection Exercise and Action Step along with access to The Vault — all the back episodes and bonus material.

Guest Contact Information:

Tai’s website

Facebook

YouTube – Tai’s Profit Momentum channel

LinkedIn

Instagram

Pinterest

 

Introverted Entrepreneurs Unite!

Are you an introverted, mission-driven coach, consultant, or other service professional with a big message and big mission to change the world? Are you ready to stand out and step up as a thought leader in your industry segment and to your target audience?

If you want support to help you stay focused on your core goals along with information, tips, resources, and training to help you be seen as the go-to expert you are, then join my Facebook group, The Courageous Success Community.

From Welfare to Wildly Successful | Winnie Interviews Alison Donaghey

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Show Notes

One of the many reasons we start our businesses is to get the freedom we want to build a life and a lifestyle that brings us joy. Yet, building that foundation can be a challenge and we often come face to face with our own emotional crap.

In this episode, Alison Donaghey talks about her journey and the type of thinking that can hold female entrepreneurs back.

A single mom at 20, Alison eventually went from collecting welfare to running a thriving house painting business.

It took the 2008 recession for Alison to recognize that she had some holes to fill in her business and business-building knowledge.

The recession led her to recognize how critical thinking is key to every situation and she realized she had something other than painting to offer people and business owners.

She recognized her ability to look at a situation differently and anticipate potential outcomes was the seed that became Domino Thinking.

Allison is the author of the international best-selling book, Think opposite – using the domino effect to change your business and change the world”.

Today, Alison speaks to entrepreneurs, small business owners and coaches about the power of critical thinking.

She’s also the host of Domino Thinking. The show is designed to get listeners to think about a different perspective, to suspend their beliefs, and consider the opposite view point.

Remember my guests and I aren’t giving you specific business advice. The information we’re sharing is for educational and entertainment purposes only. If you need help be sure to seek out a trained professional whether it’s a financial advisor, tax professional, business building support, or healthcare provider.

Listen in as Alison shares:

  • The path she took from welfare to successful entrepreneur
  • What the crash of 2008 taught her
  • What she feels is her responsibility to do and the steps she’s taken to do it
  • The problem with comparing ourselves to others
  • What she believes is the foundation of every success
  • What’s the domino effect and why it’s powerful personally and professionally for entrepreneurs

As always, listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

Guest Contact Information

Alison’s Website

Her #MyPart course

Alison’s Podcast

Alison on Social Media

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

Instagram

YouTube

Pinterest

Related Episodes

From Food Stamps to Six-Figure Business with Jessica Yarbrough

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Introverted Entrepreneurs Unite!

Are you an introverted, mission-driven coach, consultant, or other service professional with a big message and big mission to change the world? Are you ready to stand out and step up as a thought leader in your industry segment and to your target audience?

If you want support to help you stay focused on your core goals along with information, tips, resources, and training to help you be seen as the go-to expert you are, then join my Facebook group, The Courageous Success Community.

 

Common Mistakes Made Starting a Business Going from Employee to Entrepreneur

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Some of the links below may be affiliate links. That means if you click through and make a purchase I may make a small commission as a thank you. It doesn’t impact the price you pay. It’s my way of generating gas money for my long trips back home to South Jersey. 

 

 

Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information to help you move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity so you – the introverted, mission-driven entrepreneur — consistently reach your biggest goals.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others.

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If you feel as though you’ve worked hard to get your coaching, consulting, training, or healing business off the ground but have found yourself nowhere near the success level you dreamed of or if you’re starting to feel the entrepreneurial itch and you dream of going out on your own and making a big impact and big income but you’re wondering if you’ve got what it takes to create the success you dream of and deserve, then you’ll be glad you tuned into this episode.

Deb Boulanger is a success mentor for women leaders who want the courage and confidence to make bold moves in their life and career.

She is also founder of the Launch Lab for Women Entrepreneurs – a 12 week virtual accelerator for women making the leap from corporate leader to successful entrepreneur.

Deb spent the majority of her corporate career with Gartner, Inc. where she was responsible for developing the concepts for several of the company’s key products.

In her last position she launched and grew a new service offering to $32M in just over 2 years.

She’s passionate about translating the exact principles that work in the corporate world to entrepreneurs who are launching their businesses.

Deb is based in Sag Harbor, NY where she shares her love of the ocean with her life partner and her son who is a junior at the University of Michigan – “Go Blue!”

Remember my guests and I aren’t giving you specific business advice. The information we’re sharing is for educational and entertainment purposes only. If you need help be sure to seek out a trained professional whether it’s a financial advisor, business advisor, tax professional, or healthcare provider.

Listen in as Deb and I discuss:

  • What drives us to start our businesses and how we end up with the opposite of what we want
  • The amount of money she thinks you should reasonably expect to invest in launching and growing your business
  • The common mistakes corporate escapees make with the money they invest in their startups and where they should invest instead
  • Why your reputation isn’t enough to launch your business and the two things you need to focus on
  • The two biggest mistakes she sees people make – I’ll bet you’ve made or are making at least one of them.
  • What you need to stop hiding behind and stop spending money on
  • The 10K investment she made in her own training as an entrepreneur that’s still paying dividends
  • Why you often need a coach and a community to make the advances you dream of.

As always, listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

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Build Your Business Your Way with Legal Strategist ReeJade Richmond

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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information to help you move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity so you – the introverted, mission-driven entrepreneur — consistently reach your biggest goals.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others.

Show notes, resources, and links for this episode are right here; but, you can head to CouragePodcastFan.com and register to become a fan of the show. You’ll get access to all of the episodes organized by season as well as by topic to make it easier for you to watch the episodes that you most care about. You’ll also find show notes, resources, and bonus content — all in one easy to navigate spot.

SHOW NOTES

If you’ve worked hard to achieve a goal and then discovered you didn’t really want what you had gotten, you’ll find a lot to relate to in this episode. Especially if you built a business around a model that made you miserable or just didn’t work for you.

ReeJade Richmond is an an acclaimed business and legal strategist who empowers women to embrace their true power bossness and turn their business into an empire. From rock-solid business structures to impenetrable contracts, she shows them how to get legal, legit, and profitable.

A first-generation college graduate, ReeJade finished law school determined to live the fairytale that every up and coming attorney dreams of. Seven figure salary. Partnership. Prestige.

ReeJade landed a position with one of the top intellectual property firms in the Detroit Metro area and quickly earned her superstar spot, working on the continued preservation of Malcom X’s and Alex Haley’s heirs legacy.

A complicated labor left her 1.3lb baby in the NICU and Reejade with complex health problems. She ended up bankrupt but risked it all to have it all. She’s committed to helping women build something big and understand all the words above the dotted line and the value of the assets that could make or break their bottom line.

Listen in as ReeJade shares:

  • The quarter life crisis she had at 25 and what she realized
  • What she finally did to get the clarity she needed
  • How she broke free from the typical attorney model to provide better service and create a more joyful life for herself
  • She shares how she built a six figure business and her thoughts on the strategic priorities we manage as entrepreneurs

As always, listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

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The Courage to Live a Different Version of Your Dream with Jodi Harrison-Lee (a former Top 10 episode)

 

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Protect Your Business Assets to Minimize Risk and Liability

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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information to help you move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity so you – the introverted, mission-driven entrepreneur — consistently reach your biggest goals.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others.

SHOW NOTES

If you’re a solo professional, freelancer, author, expert or even someone who runs a small firm, today’s topic may not be the most sexy thing to hear but it’s certainly among the most important topics you’ll hear.

You may have heard me talk about a friend of mine who ran a small firm that used contractors to do the work. There were periods of time in a year and during planning times when it was just her and her partner. When things went sour in their relationship he somehow got her connected to a lawsuit.

Just defending herself and getting herself removed from the situation cleaned out her savings account. Then terror attacks of September 11th happened and business took a nose dive. Then the crash of 2008 happened.

She was devastated.

I tell you that story because bad things happen to good people and as business professionals it’s important we take the steps to protect ourselves. And that’s what today’s episode is all about.

My guest today is ReeJade Richmond. She’s an acclaimed business and legal strategist who empowers women to embrace their true power bossness and turn their business into an empire.

From rock-solid business structures to impenetrable contracts, she shows them how to get legal, legit, and profitable.

A first-generation college graduate, ReeJade finished law school determined to live the fairytale that every up and coming attorney dreams of. Seven figure salary. Partnership. Presitge.

ReeJade landed a position with one of the top intellectual property firms in the Detroit Metro area and quickly earned her superstar spot, working on the continued preservation of Malcom X’s and Alex Haley’s heirs legacy.

A complicated labor left her 1.3lb baby in the NICU and Reejade with complex health problems. She ended up bankrupt but risked it all to have it all. She’s committed to helping women build something big and understand all the words above the dotted line and the value of the assets that could make or break their bottom line.

Remember, my guests and I aren’t giving you professional advice.

The information we’re sharing is for educational and entertainment purposes only. If you need help be sure to seek out a trained professional whether it’s a financial advisor, tax professional, legal expert, or healthcare provider.

That being said, listen in as ReeJade and I discuss:

  • How you may actually be running a fraudulent business and how to make it legit
  • Why you need to pay Uncle Sam first and not you
  • The legal concept of liability and how to protect yourself and your assets
  • The importance of having an attorney review anything you sign before you sign it
  • How business relationships are like a marriage
  • How to hire an attorney for your business.
  • The basics of intellectual property and what should be protected
  • And why it’s not always worth it to use images from a stock image site whether you pay for them or not

As always, listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

Guest Contact Information

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Resources

United States Copyright Office

US Patent and Trademark Office

NOLO 

Legal Zoom

Biz Counsel

 

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Buy or Build a Business – featuring an interview with accountant, Maddie Brown

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Summon the Courage to Be You – the right audience will embrace you

One of the nice things about living where I do (north of Niagara Falls in the last exit in the United States)…is there’s this outdoor theater in town.

The concerts are dirt cheap (they used to be free!) and we’ve seen some great shows….Geezer Rock stuff like..Foreigner…Peter Frampton….Steve Miller…RINGO!!!!

Well last night we saw The O’Jays. How fun are they? They were big when I was in high school.

What struck me by the end of the show was how NO ONE was sitting down. Everyone who COULD stand up was up and dancing in the aisles. People were dancing with random people.

You know what? People who don’t like the music the O’Jays do didn’t come.

The O’Jays didn’t sit up there and cry because there were people who didn’t come to their show.

They didn’t call a meeting to figure out how to convince and persuade those people to give them a chance and consume their music, buy their albums, listen to their message.

No.

They stood up there in their light blue suits and danced their butts off and sang their hearts out.

They didn’t sit around comparing themselves to Yes (the band who will be there next week).

Can you commit to wearing YOUR special outfit and dancing your crazy steps and singing your song at the absolute TOP of your lungs?

Can you listen to the people who LOVE you and who want to hear the same song again even though you just finished it?

Can you just be you? I know it’s hard. Being ourselves is the absolute hardest thing for most of us to do.

Even The Rock – Dwayne Johnson — says so.

It makes sense that we want to fit in and be part of a community. It’s how we were designed.

But we’ve been hurt before being ourselves.

But you know what else?

You were meant to stand out. The community YOU’RE meant to be part of is probably the one YOU’RE meant to lead.

When The O’Jays told us to sing, we sang. When they told us to dance, we danced.

So stop feeling guilty for being the strong, opinionated person you are and start singing that song and wearing that outfit and inspiring people who LONG to hear you.

And stop thinking you don’t “sing” well enough. Your audience…your community…will love it when you just do you. You give them permission to be themselves.

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