Can Meditation Help You Achieve Your Goals?

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The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who share their stories of overcoming amazing challenges to achieve success on their terms and experts who share practical information to help you move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

 

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SHOW NOTES

Like you. my life is crazy busy. I try to fit in time for self care and I’m always on the look out for simple ways to help me manage myself better so I can continue to excel in work and life.

And it seems that when you start thinking about something you suddenly notice it more and more. Like when you decide to buy a new car and suddenly you see that car you want everywhere.

The brain has a specific thing to focus on and it starts focusing.
That’s what’s been happening with me and the topic of meditation.

I first started investigating meditation when I was in a particularly stressful point in my life. My husband and I lived 500 miles apart. I was in full blown recovery dealing with issues as an adult survivor of abuse. And we had family drama going on at the same time.

I had heard that meditation could do great things and that people in all professions used it and believed it made a huge difference for them.

So I tried it.

I got nothing from it.

But like I said as I started to think about it and read more about it I thought maybe it’s time to investigate this again and I thought I’d go to an expert.

And I figured you might be interested in it too so I invited back Brodie Welch for another interview and I was thrilled when she said yes.

Brodie is a licensed acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert and self-care strategist. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon where she has been treating patients since 2003.

In addition to her clinical practice, Brodie shares her expertise to help caring, conscious women take care of themselves through innovative learn-from-anywhere courses and coaching programs on stress management, digestive health, the body-mind connection, moving meditation, and Chinese medicine. She’s the creator and host of the podcast, A Healthy Curiosity. The show explores what it takes to be well in a busy world.

Listen in as Brodie explains:

  • What mediation is
  • Different styles of meditation
  • The benefits of mediation
  • Tips for getting started

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

Guest Contact Information:

Brodie’s website — get her free resources

Brodie on Facebook

Brodie on Twitter

 

Additional Resources:

Getting in the Gap, the Wayne Dyer program mentioned in the episode

Meditation Your Way, article on Success magazine’s website

Meditations for Manifesting, Wayne Dyer meditation audio program

Jack Canfield video mentioned in the episode

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Does Your Business or Offering Pass the Toilet Paper Test?

roll of toilet paper on holder mounted on wall“…Your business needs to be like toilet paper and toothpaste…”

That’s the advice Jason Alba, founder of JibberJobber.com  and this week’s guest on The Courageous Entrepreneur Show  got from someone he was discussing his pricing model with.

The advisor went on to explain that toilet paper and toothpaste are the sort of thing that people look at and immediately understand what they are and what they do. The potential buyer can then quickly decide to purchase without a lot of agonizing over the decision.

He recommended that Jason’s pricing model be that clear and simple.

That got me thinking about all the times I’ve met someone at an event and couldn’t understand what they did or offered.

And it got me thinking critically about my own rebrand and my new offerings.

It’s not easy to be “like toilet paper and toothpaste.”

Here are some tough questions to ask we all need to ask ourselves that can help us see if we passed the TP test.

  1. Does your offering solve a problem that people are highly motivated to solve? If it’s seen as something that’s “nice but not necessary” it’s probably something the buyer finds easy to say no to, cut back on, or completely eliminate from their life. That means you need to focus your offering(s) and position them so they’re targeted to an audience who is highly motivated to take action or they’re structured to fix a problem that’s critical to solve.
  2. Is the perceived value and perceived uniqueness of what you offer so significant that the buyer is willing to pay your price without negotiating? One of the reasons I got out of pure consulting is because I hated the whole proposal-writing / negotiating thing. I don’t inflate or pad my prices.

That means I didn’t have anything to negotiate with.

If there was something in the proposal that someone was willing to live without or an outcome they were willing to do without then I could remove that which would lower the price but there’s no negotiating. But lots of people feel like they have to negotiate because they’re conditioned to with an entrepreneur whose business is built on a consulting model.

I also had to admit that I wasn’t perceived as totally unique.

This is painful to admit but important.

Once you recognize that you’re out of alignment with yourself and your beliefs, you can recognize things like you’re trying to follow a model that’s not right for you.

  1. Is your messaging so clear and to the point that when someone comes to your website they can make a relatively fast decision to take action — by buying from / working with you or reaching out to you to have a conversation that more often than not leads to a sale? Answering this question takes knowing your numbers and your stats – things like number of unique visitors to your site, length of time on a page, bounce rate (the percentage of visitors who click away from your site after viewing just the page they landed on), along with your number of opt-ins, marketing or sales conversations, or actual purchases.
  2. Is your messaging so clear and to the point that when you meet someone for the first time and they hear your answer to “So…what do you do?” they tell you they know someone who needs your services? And when they connect you to that person they were right – it IS a person who needs your services.

Really tune into the nonverbal cues others are displaying when you talk and fully listen to what is being said in response to you.

Also examine the quantity and quality of your referrals. If you’re constantly wondering why you get poor quality referrals — people you don’t and can’t truly help — then that’s a sign your message isn’t simple or clear.

  1. Are you where your targeted audience segments can easily find you? Toilet paper and toothpaste are now sold virtually everywhere but we know two places where we can always find them – the grocery store and drug store. If you’re not everywhere your audience is, are you in at least the top two places they go for information? That means are you being found when they search for information and are you in one other place where they commonly go? If you don’t know what words they search with or what they commonly look for then I recommend doing some research by talking to potential great clients. You can also join groups where your best clients are likely to be and then listen to their conversations and read their posts.

Keeping your messaging, offers, and pricing simple while sharing useful content through blog posts and social networking sites is a key element of selling your services when you hate selling. It helps you communicate what makes you truly unique, educate your audience while elevating yourself as a trusted authority and demonstrating your expertise which can help you pre-sell someone on working with you, buying from you, or referring to you.

Which of these questions do you struggle with the most?

 

Jason Alba: the Accidental Entrepreneur

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The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who share their stories of overcoming amazing challenges to achieve success on their terms and experts who share practical information to help you move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

Show Notes

Those of us who fall into one of the demographic cohorts referred to as Baby Boomer, Generation Jones, or Generation X were raised to believe that the path to security, financial stability, and success was to go the traditional route of college, major in a degree that was useful, and then get a job, put your nose to the grind stone and maybe grab a corner office some day or at least a nice middle management role.

But that path ISN’T the sure route to stability and security that it once was and degree areas that were believed to be recession proof have proven themselves not to be so.

Jason Alba founded JibberJobber.com as a result of his own 2006 job search. It’s a tool to help job seekers manage the search for employment; but it’s also a great tool for solo professionals to use to manage their contacts and connections.

Jason is the best selling author of I’m on Linkedin Now What which is in its 4th edition and I consider it a classic. He’s also the author of 51 Alternatives to a Real Job. His undergrad degree is in Computer Information Systems and he has an MBA in IT.

Listen in as Jason and I discuss:

  • How he went from applicant to entrepreneur and what his business has in common with many you’ll see on the hit show Shark Tank
  • The mental health challenge job applicants can all too easily share with entrepreneurs
  • The challenges Jason had in coming up with a price for Jibber Jobber and the key thing to remember about pricing and business in general
  • Why pricing your service is the hardest thing for independent professionals to do and why undercharging is so prevalent and why it has to stop
  • What your offering should have in common with toothpaste and toilet paper
  • And what he’d do differently if he was starting all over

As always watch all the way to the end and I’ll share your reflection exercise and action step for this episode.

Guest  Contact Information and Resources

Jason on Facebook

JibberJobber.com

Jason’s books on Amazon:

I’m on LinkedIn, Now What?

51 Alternatives to a Real Job

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From Food Stamps to Six-Figure Coach | Interview with Jessica Yarbrough

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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 that can help you get past your blocks and move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

The show is available in both video and audio format on a variety of platforms including iTunes, I Heart Radio, in the Google Play store, on You Tube and on my website.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others and I hope you’ll decide to join my community. You can become a fan of the show at Winnie Anderson.com/fans. When you do you’ll get episodes delivered right to your inbox along with information, tips, and resources to help you consistently move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity so you position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and ultimately to profit from your expertise.

Show Notes

If you ever get caught up in the “I can’t” syndrome or “I don’t know how” or “I don’t know enough” or “I’m not good enough” mantras that can run through our heads then you want to make sure you listen to today’s episode because today’s guest shows the only thing stopping us from creating a wildly profitable life-style based business is that lump of grey matter inside our heads.

Jessica Yarbrough is a business coach for high – achieving women who want to break out of corporate life and quickly build a six-figure business. She’s a former corporate executive who followed her heart and ended up having to move back in with her parents as she rebuilt her life and career.

Listen in as Jessica shares:

  • How she went from a passion-centered profession to unemployed, living with her parents and collecting food stamps to feed her baby daughter. And how she began to rise up to create the thriving coaching practice she has today and do it in just 18 months.
  • How she dealt with the voice inside her that told her to go get a job as well as the voice of her parents telling her to get one.
  • The biggest blocks and mistakes that women have and make that hold us back from achieving what we really want.
  • And some great tips to begin to move forward to create the life and business of your dreams.

Be sure to listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your reflection exercise and action step for this episode.

Related Episodes

Sometimes one episode mentions one or more other episodes; or I may feel that one or more past episodes fit together. When that happens I list them so you can easily find them.

Mark Baker

Grace Bell

Guest Contact Information

Jessica’s webste

Jessica on Facebook

Jessica’s group on Facebook

Jessica’s You Tube channel

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The Answers You’re Looking for Are Inside You

In Monday’s episode of The Courageous Entrepreneur, Dorit Sasson and I discussed her “running away” from life in the United States to a new life in Israel where she had / has duel citizenship.

She was in college at the time and was what I’d call a “seeker.” Someone who had no idea what they wanted, where they were going, or even who they were.

In other words, she was a typical college student.

She was also looking to escape a mother who had become suffocating.

Although Dorit’s mother loved her and was a talented musician with her own career as a concert pianist, she was “fearful of everything.” That’s naturally suffocating; and Dorit was anxious to get as far away from her and that feeling of suffocation as possible.

Relocating to Israel was certainly a way to escape.

One of the issues that resonated with me and that left me thinking long after the interview was this issue of running away.

I know there are people out there who would tell Dorit that she should have stood up to her mother and said “enough!” Or that she should have just ignored the woman and her fears.

Just like there are people who think I should have stood up to my mother when she began to belittle and verbally abuse me in adult hood.

But WE’RE in the moment. It’s up to us to make the best decision we can IN that moment.

And sometimes, running away is actually the best thing to do.

True it might be avoiding the problem but I think of it as giving ourselves time for self-protection and to allow us time to collect our thoughts so we can address the problem in a healthy way.

Of course we think we’re running away FROM someone or something…something outside of ourselves, and running TOWARDS something else — a person…a place….a thing….even just running towards the unknown when the KNOWN is not what we want.

We believe that the answer is outside of us when in reality it’s INSIDE us.

Dorit had to work through different issues when she was in Israel. Life wasn’t perfect.

It’s never perfect anywhere (at least not until we grow to the point we’re able to see the perfect imperfection in it all).

She had to reflect, and grow, and figure things out for herself. And she needed to do all that without her mother’s interference.

If you missed this episode you can access the full post with show notes here or you can listen or download the recording here.

Reflect on what you may be running from in your life.

What truth are you not facing? Who and what would you and could you become if you faced it and used it as an opportunity to truly grow.

Are you still haunted by a mistake you made?  By some perceived failure?

Are you running away from some situation that’s left you guilt ridden?

The answer to our greatest problem is inside ourselves.

Accessing that answer takes reflection…prayer….connecting with God and deepening our faith and trust in Him.

Looking outside of ourselves for answers — from gurus or pundits or so-called experts — but what really needs to happen is to become more in tune with God’s message for us.

I heard pastor Joel Osteen say that we don’t hear God’s message because we’re listening for it with our ears and He’s speaking to us in our hearts.

We also struggle to access the wisdom within because we feel so inadequate…as if we’re not good enough…to know the answer. Others must be smarter than we are.

So instead of running away from a problem, what if you ran towards God and asked for help….for strength….for clarity…for wisdom?

The answer your looking for and the courage you need is inside you waiting to be accessed through a connection with the Holy Spirit.

 

Expat to Author: Dorit Sasson explains what made her leave the USA

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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.

I interview entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information that can help you get past your blocks and move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

The show is available in both video and audio format on a variety of platforms including Apple Podcasts – formerly iTunes – on You Tube, I Heart Radio, and in the Google Play store.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others in your networks and I hope you’ll decide to join my community. You can become a fan of the show on my site at Winnie Anderson.com/fans when you do you’ll get episodes delivered right to your inbox. You’ll also receive information, tips, and resources to help you come out of hiding, position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and profit from your expertise.

Show Notes

When I was in junior high and high school I dreamed of moving to Colorado. I was a huge John Denver fan and listening to that music and learning about him I was drawn to Colorado for its beauty. I also loved the idea of escaping from my mother who abused me emotionally and psychologically.

I use to imagine how fabulous it would be to start over in a place where – to play on that line from the TV show Cheers’ theme song — nobody knows your name.

So when I met today’s guest who didn’t just escape the way I dreamed of but she went to another country, I knew I had to learn more about her and have her on the show.

Dorit Sasson is an award-winning author, book coach, and motivational speaker whose mission is to inspire and guide entrepreneurs, speakers, leaders, and aspiring authors who have a message and a purpose to share, to find their courage, tell their brand story in writing, and make a positive impact on the world. She is currently working on her second memoir, Sand and Steel: the Spiritual Journey Home.

Listen in as Dorit shares…

  • What led her to leave the United States
  • What drove her to join the military force of another country
  • The biggest test of her courage while she was in the service
  • The reverse culture shock she experienced when she returned to the United States
  • The similarities between being a resident in a foreign country trying to fit in and being a creative entrepreneur
  • How she learned to handle rejection as a writer
  • Tips for deciding if writing a memoir is right for you and some ideas on how to get started with elements of your story

Listen all the way to the end when I’ll share your reflection exercise and action step for this episode

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode

Dorit’s book, Accidental Soldier: A Memoir of Service and Sacrifice in the Israel Defense Forces

Dorit’s upcoming book: Sand and Steel: The spiritual journey home 

Past Episodes Related to This One

 

Guest Contact Information

Website
Facebook
Dorit’s podcast on Blog Talk Radio 
Dorit on Twitter @VoicetoStory

 

 

Go for Your Dream Featuring Entertainment Reporter Whitney Ullman

 

 

 

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 that can help you get past your blocks and move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

The show is available in both video and audio format on a variety of platforms including Apple Podcasts – formerly iTunes – on You Tube, iHeartRadio, in the Google Play store, and on my website. You can find this episode on my website.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others in your networks and I hope you’ll decide to join my community. You can become a fan of the show on my site at Winnie Anderson.com/fans when you do you’ll get episodes delivered right to your inbox. You’ll also receive information, tips, and resources to help you come out of hiding, position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and profit from your expertise.

Show Notes

What did you dream of doing as a teenager or child?

You might have had one idea or maybe lots of ideas.

When I was in third grade I wanted to be 3 different things that looking back now actually have some similarities.

I wanted to be an archeologist. Then I discovered Nancy Drew and wanted to write – I know you thought I’d say that I wanted to be a teenage detective.

It was actually a TV show my parents watched called The FBI that made me want to be a detective with the FBI.

Are you doing the work you’ve dreamed of doing?

Or is there some part of your heart that still wishes you had pursued your dream of being a graphic artist or becoming a doctor?

Well what if you decided to go for it?

Today’s guest is a rising star in the greater Philadelphia PA entertainment media scene and in this interview she talks about her path from mortgage banker and part time jewelry designer to becoming the face of entertainment in Atlantic City.

Whitney Ullman is an on-air personality and freelance entertainment reporter whose interviews and video footage have been featured on all major social media channels, as well as on local and national TV, radio, and web platforms. She’s a featured contributor to Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia. She is president and founder of WIN Promotions and Consulting. The services they provide include video production, talent staffing including promotional models, and public relations.

Listen in as Whitney shares:

  • How she got started in entertainment
  • Why she decided acting wasn’t for her
  • Why she gave up on pursuing her dream full time
  • How she leveraged a few opportunities into getting her foot in the door in entertainment
  • How she managed to keep moving forward when things weren’t going her way
  • The money scam she discovered and how she helped break it up
  • Her tips for making things happen in your business or career
  • As always listen in all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

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

Related Past Episodes

Grace Bell – Challenge Your Thoughts, Change Your Life
Jeff Rock – The Power of Story Over Your Life

Resources Mentioned in This Episode

Mileage App – MileIQ: in the Google Play store

Guest Contact Information

Whitney’s main website GoToWhitney.com
WIN Promotions
Whitney on Facebook 
Whitney on Twitter 
Whitney on Instagram 
Whitney on LinkedIn 
Whitney on YouTube 

Additional Resources or Information on This Topic

Breaking Into Television 

A page of results in Amazon all related to breaking into different areas in the entertainment industry

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Learning to Love Yourself

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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 that can help you get past your blocks and move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

The show is available in both video and audio format on a variety of platforms including Apple Podcasts – formerly iTunes – on iHeartRadio, in the Google Play store, and on my website at Winnie Anderson.com/selflove

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others in your networks and I hope you’ll decide to join my community. You can become a fan of the show on my site at Winnie Anderson.com/fans when you do you’ll get episodes delivered right to your inbox. You’ll also receive information, tips, and resources to help you come out of hiding, position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and profit from your expertise.

Because I’ve dealt with and continue to deal with body issues, self-esteem issues, and I know how a poor self-image can hold us back in marketing ourselves and our work, I knew when I met today’s guest that I had to have her on the show to talk about this.

She’s also a great example of something that many of my guests exemplify and that’s using their wound as a driving motivator to help others.

As a body image expert, coach, public speaker and acclaimed author, Laura Fenamore is on a mission to help women around the world finally end the constant battle with their bodies and start adoring who they see in the mirror. Her approach walks students and readers through the heartfelt journey to self-love at any size or age, unlocking the secrets of the path to lasting physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

After overcoming a lifelong struggle with addiction, obesity, and eating disorders, Laura released 100 pounds – and has kept it off for more than 29 years. She chronicles this journey to self-love and health in her widely acclaimed book, Skinny, Fat, Perfect: Love Who You See in the Mirror.

For the past 12 years, Laura has worked alongside hundreds of women through her Body Image Mastery programs and public speaking engagements. She has inspired thousands more to release excess pounds, reclaim their self-esteem, and live bold, beautiful lives through her global online community at SkinnyFatPerfect.com. She also conducts classes and consultations from her office in Marin County, CA.

Laura is a frequent contributor to print and digital media nationwide, including “First for Women”, “Ladies’ Home Journal”, and “Better Homes and Gardens”, as well as an active member of the online community Positively Positive,. She also serves on the board for Impact a Village, a nonprofit dedicated to improving education and healthcare in developing nations.

Listen in as Laura shares:
• Her own journey from self-loathing to self-love
• How a nightmare of a childhood led to emotional eating and put her in an obesity clinic when she was in 4th grade
• How she bounced from an eating disorder to other forms of self-medicating including drugs and even thought of suicide
• The impact of society on men and women developing an unhealthy body image and even self-hatred
• The greatest protector we have and use
• How we inadvertently use food treats to reward and celebrate which can develop into an unhealthy relationship with food

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

Past Episodes That Relate to This One

Brodie Welch – The Courage of Self Care

Grace Bell – Challenge Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Guest Contact Information

Laura’s website

Laura on Facebook

Laura’s private Facebook community

on Twitter

on LinkedIn

on Pinterest

on Instagram

on Google Plus

Resources Mentioned in This Episode

Laura’s book: Skinny, Fat, Perfect

Additional Information on This Topic

Emotional Eating? 5 Reasons you Can’t Stop – From Psychology Today

Weight loss:  Gain Control of Emotional Eating – From the Mayo Clinic

 

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Selling When You Hate to Sell

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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.

I interview entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information that can help you get past your blocks and move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

The show is available in both video and audio format on a variety of platforms including Apple Podcasts – formerly iTunes – on You Tube, and here on my website.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others in your networks and I hope you’ll decide to join my community. You can become a fan of the show and when you do you’ll get episodes delivered right to your inbox. You’ll also receive information, tips, and resources to help you come out of hiding, position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and profit from your expertise.

Show Notes

If you’re like me – and like most professional solution providers….coaches….consultants….healers…and others who want to use their skills and talents to serve others – I’ll bet when you started your business you agonized over what you would call your business….what your logo should be and what your website should look like. But what I’m willing to bet that you didn’t spend much time thinking about was your marketing and sales models. I know I didn’t.

So then we realize our existing reputation in our industry or in our city is just not enough to have the best qualified potential clients contact us and say I’ve got a problem I know you fix and I’ve got a boatload of money so let’s get started.

But that’s what we want, right?

You secretly wish that people would just shoot you an email and ask for your paypal or stripe link so they can send you money.
We’ve got to work to attract the right clients for us.

We’ve got to have a process that helps them say yes to working with us.

I once gave a presentation where I shared information about why we struggle with sales and the truth is we only discover we hate it when we put ourselves in the situation of selling our services.

A woman came up to me after one of these presentations. She shook my hand and after she thanked me for the information and insight and said I realize now that I’ve become the one thing I ate most in the world.

She was talking about selling. She didn’t want to be believe she was a salesperson.

But you have a passion for what you do and you’re driven to help others dealing with the same problem. Plus….let’s face it…we all need money to live. To take care of ourselves…to care for our families….and we need money to run our businesses.

So we’ve got to get clients and we can’t rely on other people recommending us. Nor can we rely on them discovering us and clicking the order button on our websites.

How do you sell when you hate selling?

That’s what this episode of The Courageous Entrepreneur is all about.

You’re about to listen to my interview with leadership and sales expert, Dr. Nadia Brown. She shows women how to own their power, profitability, and purpose to lead. Nadia through her firm Doyenne Leadership teaches and coaches female entrepreneurs to greatness including exponential profitability.

Listen in as Nadia shares…

  • How to eliminate the ick factor when selling your services
  • How to change your mindset about sales and the giant aha she had that led to her own breakthrough
  • Why it’s important to have intensive or comprehensive packages
  • Why sales is like a one-pitch softball game
  • The dirty little secret of business and marketing
  • Why it’s important to tell your story…your own hero’s journey

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

Past Episodes Mentioned or Related to This One

Jeff Rock, The Power of Story Over Your Life

Grace  Bell, Challenge Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Mark  Baker, From Abused to Abundant 

Guest Contact Information

Nadia’s website
Nadia’s Courage Diary free gift  — get your complimentary copy of the Courage Diary so you can build your courage and your bank account

Nadia on social media
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Nadia’s book, Leading Like a Lady: How to s

hatter your inner glass ceiling

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The Courage of Self Care

 

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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.

I interview entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information that can help you get past your blocks and move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

The show is available in both video and audio format on a variety of platforms including Apple Podcasts – formerly iTunes – on You Tube, and here on my website.

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Show Notes

Corporate or organizational life is a bit crazy to say the least isn’t it?

Even though companies spend millions on health benefits they often can become toxic environments where stress runs high and people are often rewarded for bad behavior like being obnoxious, and even abusive.

If their numbers are good, they get promoted and rewarded with bonuses and nice offices.

I’ve always told people who lose their jobs or who voluntarily leave a position that they need to go through a detox period. They laugh and ignore me. And as much as I know that to be true I ignored myself.

Think about the places you worked for a minute. Was working impossibly long hours a badge of honor?

I worked for a company that wanted me to take a new job and travel 100% of the time. They were shocked that I turned the job down.

But the life of an entrepreneur is incredibly stressful too, isn’t it?

So much to learn, so much to do, and then there’s getting clients, getting paid on time, and managing your money.

We started our businesses because we wanted freedom, balance, and of course the chance to earn an unlimited income.

That’s the dream we bought. But most of us would have to confess we have a very hard job with the most demanding boss in the world.

We work crazy long hours and neglect our physical and even our emotional and mental health.

That my friends is a recipe for disaster.

We tell ourselves those are the sacrifices we make. We work harder than others do so we can live like others don’t.

The impact of stress has been well documented. It leads to a host of health problems that can negatively impact our quality of life and can even lead to an early death.

Combine stress with sacrifices we make – skipping meals, too little sleep, eating poor quality food, not exercising.

I don’t know about you but I neglect myself a lot and I know there’s a level of stress that’s exciting but there’s that level of stress that’s unhealthy and even toxic.

Then there’s this issue of faking it til you make it, right? We feel as though we need to pretend that everything is fine because we believe in the power of our minds and thoughts. But the brain is smart enough to figure out you’re saying one thing and doing another.

So when I met today’s guest, I knew I had to have her on the show to talk about the issue of entrepreneurial self-care.

Brodie Welch is a licensed acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert and self-care strategist. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon where she has been treating patients since 2003.

In addition to her clinical practice, Brodie shares her expertise to help caring, conscious women take care of themselves through innovative learn-from-anywhere courses and coaching programs on stress management, digestive health, the body-mind connection, moving meditation, and Chinese medicine. She’s the creator and host of the podcast, A Healthy Curiosity. The show explores what it takes to be well in a busy world.

Listen in as Brodie explains:

  • Why self-care is a courageous act for every entrepreneur
  • What she calls the empty calories or snacks of self-care that really aren’t fulfilling us nor are they nurturing us
  • What exactly are yin and yang and how both concepts are critical especially in self-care
  • How our ego trips us up and actually prevents us from practicing good self care
  • How your good self-care actually benefits others

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

Guest Contact Information

• Get Brodie’s Free 5-minute breathing meditation
• Brodie’s website 
• Brodie’s Podcast, A Healthy Curiosity, on her website
• Connect with Brodie on Facebook
• Subscribe to Brodie’s podcast in iTunes
• A Healthy Curiosity Podcast on Facebook

Terms Used in This Episode That Might Be New to You

Yin and Yang

Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture

Herbalist

Conscious

Meditation

Research You Might Be Interested In

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship 

Entrepreneurial Stress is Real and Should Not Be Ignored

 

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