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Being Sensitive is Your Super Power | Interview with Nicole Isler

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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

As an Introvert it’s easy to feel as though you don’t quite fit in.

The world seems full of extroverts who love to tell us what’s wrong with us.

I once had a client who had paid about 10,000$ to spend the day with a guru.

Rather than understand what she was struggling with that was contributing to her lack of progress and creating a game plan that would work for her, he told her she didn’t have a big enough why and that’s the reason she hadn’t achieved her goals.

What we can find hard to deal with is accepting ourselves as we are, and creating a plan that works with and supports our core personality.

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Nicole Isler, Intuitive Life Coach

With me on this episode is Nicole Isler. Nicole is Chief Empowerment Officer and the founder of Guts, Grit, & Fire Community for sensitive visionaries. She’s a spiritual teacher, coach, light leader, and big-time dreamer.

She helps other dreamers in various industry segments bring their dreams into the world.

Her clients are struggling to deal with things like corporate responsibilities, toxic relationships, messy energy and messy emotions. She helps them close the gap from where they are to living their freedom and feeling fulfilled.

Remember my guests and I aren’t giving you specific 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 you need help in the financial, tax, business building, or physical or mental healthcare provider. If you feel triggered by anything in this episode please get help right away.

Listen in as Nicole and I discuss:

  • The difference between being sensitive and being easily offended And the difference between being emotional and being dramatic
  • Why embracing and owning your feelings is important to take back your power
  • Where beliefs come from and how to manage them
  • How to deal with negative experiences from the past that may have a hold over you
  • Our mission as spiritual beings
  • Why it’s not rejection when someone says no to working with you
  • Repurposing your life events
  • And The role ego plays in listening to our intuition

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

Nicole’s website

Nicole on social sites

On Facebook

On YouTube

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Jenn Savage shares her path to becoming a successful coach as a highly sensitive person 

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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.

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Social media

Facebook

Instagram

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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.

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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.

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Main Website

Facebook

LinkedIn

YouTube

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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Do You Have the Courage to Lead Fearlessly?

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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you stand out when you hate standing out, sell your services even though you hate selling, and 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.

The show is available in both video and audio formats on a variety of platforms including Apple Podcasts, I Heart Radio, in the Google Play store, on YouTube and on my website at Winnie Anderson.com

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others and I hope you’ll decide to 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 along with information, tips, and resources to help you – the introverted, mission-driven entrepreneur — consistently move forward to reach your biggest goals.

SHOW NOTES

If you’re on your second or third career act and are growing your own business, one of the big things you may be wrestling with is fearlessly communicating your Point of View and trusting that by doing so you’ll attract the right clients, the right opportunities, and the right referral partners.

We’ve spent decades of our lives trying to fit in – in classrooms as children and young people; in offices, companies, and organizations where we worked and where our economic lives were technically in the hands of our employers; and in our family of origin and social circles.

Then here we are out on our own and what’s needed is often the opposite – we need to stand out as unique.

While in corporate life we may have lead departments, divisions, and whole businesses, we took action with a certain amount of comfort in knowing that we could successfully address whatever came up and we understood the parameters within which we could lead.

Even if others inside the organization considered us fearless for those times when we stood up for a conviction. It’s not quite the same as standing up for what we believe, putting our point of view out there and putting ourselves on the line the way that’s necessary when you’re self-employed and you’re the face of your brand.

This issue of leading, being seen as a leader, and standing out can be downright scary for some of us.

It’s a very big part of why I named this show The Courageous Entrepreneur. I wanted to recognize the challenges, be inspired by and celebrate those who are courageous, and learn from experts who can help us do that.

And that sums up why I wanted today’s guest on the show.

Nukhet Hendricks is a Women’s Leadership Coach and Consultant as well as the executive director of a nonprofit headquartered in North Dakota.

She grew the nonprofit animal shelter from a low 6-figure to a solid 7-figure budget.

Nukhet continues to grow the organization while mentoring the emerging women leaders whom she has the privilege to guide.

She holds a Master of Science degree in Public and Human Service Administration and has been a nonprofit executive for over 28 years in various leadership roles.

Nukhet is originally from Turkey and has called the USA home since 1987 when she became a naturalized citizen.

A fiercely independent spiritual rebel and ocean lover with an unquenchable gypsy soul, Nukhet is always moving towards new frontiers!

A word of caution about this episode if you’re listening to it on speakers where others can here.

There are a couple of instances of profanity in this episode.

Particularly around our fears of being called the word that’s another name for a female dog.

So be sure to either where a headset when you listen or keep the volume low so you don’t expose other ears to language you might not want them to hear or they may not want to hear.

It doesn’t come up a lot but definitely at least once early in the conversation.

Listen in as Nukhet and I discuss:

  • Her definition of leadership and why it’s important for women to answer the call to lead
  • The important role of resilience in emotional health and how we can develop that
  • How to develop and maintain strong boundaries
  • Her explanation of authenticity and how to handle the challenges of being authentic
  • The fears associated with being a female leader and conditioning we experienced in organizational life

Nukhet also shares her thoughts on the 8 strategic actions entrepreneurs regularly have to take to grow a business and create the life they dream of.

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

 

RESOURCES

Guest Contact Information

Nukhet’s website

Nukhet’s social sites

Facebook — personal profile

Facebook — Nukhet’s business page

Twitter

YouTube

LinkedIn 

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Build an Expert Brand with Andy Falco

Build Your Brand as a Thought Leader with Samantha Riley

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Encore Entrepreneurs: tips to launch your second or third act, get past sales fears

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Show Notes

Retirement has been completely re-invented and reconsidered as people at 40+ pivot and shift from one career to another. People continue working for a combination of reasons including they love the work they do or they have different interests at different points in their lives and want to continue to contribute to the world.

Some of course work because they have to and would like to open themselves up to new opportunities to learn and contribute whether that’s in a job with another company or as an independent professional or business owner.

From professionals starting a side hustle for extra money or with the intention to transition to self-employment, starting a business has always been seen as an insurance policy of sorts. An opportunity to control our own destiny.

And while that’s true, it’s certainly not as easy as the mainstream media likes to make it out to be.

In this episode of the show, JT Ippolito, author of Encore Entrepreneurs, talks about the need for reinvention and flexibility in your career. He also shares tips to help you overcome your fear of sales.

JT spent decades with IBM rising through the ranks to become an executive. He’s owned several companies and is the CEO of Sync Media Network and Media Marketing Management. His finger is on the pulse of the latest in media marketing and technology needed to reach your audience and build your expert brand.

Listen in as JT explains:

  • What your business pedigree is
  • What’s meant by career reinvention and why it’s a particularly important concept for Baby Boomers
  • How to know if starting a business is for you or not
  • His key strategies for reinvention
  • the best strategies to establish yourself as an expert
  • tips to build your expert brand
  • how to overcome fears around sales and selling.

JT also shares his thoughts on the 8 strategic actions needed to run and grow a profitable business.

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:

Sync Media Network

Media Marketing Management

JT on Facebook

Sync Media on YouTube

JT on LinkedIn

Get JT’s book, Encore Entrepreneurs 

 

Related Episodes:

Career Reinvention: An evolution from scientist to book publishing consultant featuring Susan Ordona

A Successful Second Act: An interview with Sue Ferreira

 

Related Blog Posts:

What It Takes to Build a Successful Business in Your Second or Third Act

 

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How to Go From Idea to Launching a Physical Product

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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you stand out when you hate standing out, sell your services without being salesy, and consistently take action with courage confidence and clarity.

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 build a foundation for sustainable success or make the next big leap to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

SHOW NOTES

Experts tell us the key to success is to find a problem and solve it.

Many of the most successful entrepreneurs had a problem themselves, recognized there was nothing out there to solve it and like that little red hen from the children’s story decided to do it themselves.

Today’s episode is a great example of that.

It’s also an example of how the best solutions are often the simplest.

In this episode, criminal defense attorney Judith Samson shares how she created a product that solves a problem she had herself and ended up building a successful side business.

Listen in as Judith explains:

* How she came up with the idea for the bra bridge

* The process of getting a sample product made

* Why she had to get the product made in China

* Things to watch out for to protect your ideas and intellectual property

* And some hidden benefits of raising boys while building a business focused on women’s breasts

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

Resources

Guest Contact Information

Get your Bra Brdges direct at Judith’s Bra Bridge website 

Judith and Bra Bridge on social media
Facebook 
YouTube 
Twitter 
Instagram

Related Episodes

Bernadette Giorgi — Getting a Product on QVC

Ready to Make Your Next Big Leap?

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Join my courageous community on Facebook so you network, share, and learn from and with other like-minded and like personality’d people.

From Side-Hustle to Six Figure Business

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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 formats on a variety of platforms including iTunes, I Heart Radio, in the Google Play store, on YouTube and on my website at WinnieAnderson.com.

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others and I hope you’ll decide to join my Courageous community on Facebook. The group is for introverted, mission-driven coaches, consultants, and other experts who are ready to be part of a growing community of like-minded professionals who cheer, support, and encourage each other on their journey while receiving tips, information, resources, and strategies from me along the way.

You can also 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 along with information, tips, and resources to help you consistently move forward to reach your biggest goals. You’ll discover how to position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and ultimately to profit from your expertise while you build a business in alignment with your faith, beliefs, and values.

SHOW NOTES

I started feeling the pull to go out on my own when I started to become unhappy with the types of sacrifices I was making for my employer – working 7 days a week; what I believed was too much travel, and way too much stress.

But I ended up leaving way before I was ready. I had no idea what I was going to do or how to get clients let alone how much to charge.

I ended up getting frustrated and having to get a job within a few months.

The second time I went out on my own I was forced out by injuries I sustained in a car accident. And I struggled for years trying to manage my recovery and get my business established.

I wish I had gotten the kind of information and had the sort of insight that today’s guest had and has.

Ed Gandia worked in corporate sales for more than 8 years when he didn’t like the direction his career was going either. He was facing the same thing I was – a lot of travel – and he knew that if he kept going all in on his career he would be living out of a suitcase.

So he created a plan to escape by building a business on the side.

Ed went from replacing his six figure corporate job to being a well-paid freelance copywriter. He now coaches and mentors other writers to launch, build, and grow their businesses.

No matter where you are on your entrepreneurial journey, Ed has some great tips and strategies that can help you get more clients and realize you’re capable of more than you think you are.

Listen in as he shares:

  • The plan he laid out and what he called triggers that he needed to hit before he would feel confident enough to quit
  • How long it actually took him to leave compared to the plan he made – I think it will surprise you
  • The 4 things that helped him get his business off the ground
  • When he came clean to his boss about his moonlighting
  • How he managed his time to fit his full time job, growing family, and side business into his schedule
  • His secret to manage looking for new clients with getting his existing client work done and keeping his day job
  • How he decided what to charge when he started out

And what he knows now that he wished he knew when he started.

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

Guest Contact Information:

Ed’s website    Get Ed’s free resources and information to help you launch and grow your freelance copywriting business

Ed on social media – 

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Related Episodes

Mike Michalowicz shares business building tips for solo professionals

How to Attract Clients and Opportunities with LinkedIn’s Publishing Platform

Learn to Love Networking by Becoming an Intentional Networker

Resources

This free worksheet gives you the highlights from the show notes, includes the cocktail exercise (aka “reflection exercise”) and action step.

This free worksheet is a very basic strategy map to help you manage your priorities and business building time more effectively.

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The Courageous Entrepreneur Show | Top 10 Episodes from Season 2

courageous entrepreneur show season 2 top 10 list

 

Here are the top 10 most downloaded episodes from season 2 of the Courageous Entrepreneur show. Check out what you’ve missed.

Below are all the links you need to either listen / download the audio or check out the show notes page where you can watch the video, and get the resources that go with each episode.

 

A different version of your dream

Martial Arts Master, co-owner of The Martial Way studio, best selling author, and speaker Jodi Harrison-Lee shares her entrepreneurial journey and her childhood dream of being a professional athlete. She had thought she would never achieve that goal until one day she realized she really WAS  professional athlete; just not the way she originally envisioned it.

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Career reinvention – from science to publishing

In this episode, Susan Ordona discusses her path from laboratory scientist to entrepreneur and all the ways she’s lived the entrepreneur’s life. She shares ups and downs and reveals one of the keys to success — reinvention.

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Get Known Faster

Dr. Letitia Wright, broadcaster and crowdfunding expertDr. Letitia Wright, shares tips and expertise from 20+ years of experience hosting and producing her own TV show. She explains how to leverage being a guest on a show to build your authority as a trusted expert and solution provider.

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Success No Matter What

Speaker, coach, author, entrepreneur, and Jersey guy Scott Chesney shares his journey from star high school athlete to discovering his purpose as a result of waking up one morning and being paralyzed by that afternoon. 

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How to Learn to Love Networking (really!)

Speaker, award-winning author, and trainer Patti DeNucci talks about what’s wrong with networking and how to make it intentional, fun, and rewarding.

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Overcoming the BS of MS

Photographer and advocate Lisa Cohen reveals how she walked away from a job as a Wall Street lawyer to follow her passion for art, which led her to build a new and successful career as a photographer. Only to then to ask herself, “now what?” when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

She talks about her journey and her new path as a role model and advocate for women who want to live full lives while managing their MS.

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Tips for an Effective Social Media Strategy

Social Media consultant Leslie Horn Trosset explains how to create a social strategy that works for you.

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Getting Clients with Linkedin

LinkedIn expert, trainer, consultant, and best-selling author, Tracy Enos explains her proven strategy for building your expert brand while getting clients through the use of LinkedIn’s publishing platform. 

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Recognize Your Money Patterns

Money and business growth expert, Robyn Crane reveals the money patterns that keep us stuck under-earning and struggling to stay afloat. She explains how to deal with and overcome them to achieve the abundance we long for and deserve.

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The Opportunity Inside Failure

Everybody’s favorite American Idol contestant, William Hung, talks about how losing was actually one of the best things that ever happened to him.

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How to Maximize Your Reach and Revenue by Repurposing Content

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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 fulfill your big mission.

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

If you like what you hear I hope you’ll share the show with others and I hope you’ll 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 along with information, tips, and resources to help you position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and ultimately to profit from your expertise while you build a business in alignment with your faith, beliefs, and values.

SHOW NOTES

We solo professionals and micro firm owners where a zillion hats. We’re trying to juggle multiple important responsibilities including marketing, enrolling clients, servicing clients, product creation, and of course we’d like to have a life in addition to having a business. That’s what we went into business FOR wasn’t it?

One of the issues we all wrestle with is maximizing the value of every minute and maximizing our earning power of every minute of the day and every ounce of work we do.

There are only a few ways to make more money:

  • Charge more
  • Serve more
  • Lower expenses
  • Change your billing model
  • Create leverage

For me, creating leverage means to build a business that’s not just scalable but that also uses products as a way to attract potential clients – which means you’re not using up more time in the day to attract that audience — and use products to sell so you’re driving additional revenue from work you’ve already done.

I’m a big fan of the work once, earn revenue multiple ways model.

But how do you do that without making yourself more overwhelmed and exhausted?

That’s what we’re going to talk about with today’s guest.

Paulette Ensign was looking for a new strategy to expand her reach, attract more and better clients, and position herself as an expert.

She had no idea that the simple 16-page booklet full of how-to tips called 110 ideas for organizing your business life would sell over a million copies or that it would be reprinted in multiple languages and formats all without spending a penny in advertising.

The success she had with the booklet led others to want to know her secrets to convert THEIR knowledge into how-to, tips-based information products.

Paulette’s business grew as she developed products and services around the seemingly endless possibilities for using content as marketing tools, revenue streams, or both.

She’s a former elementary school instrumental music teacher, a past president of the National Association of Professional Organizers, and a fellow Jersey Girl although she lives in sunny San Diego. But her online home is at Tips Products.com.

So listen in as Paulette shares:

  • What exactly is a tip and how it can be of more value to you and your audience than a traditional book can
  • Ways you can leverage your existing content into tips that generate new clients
  • How you can profit from selling tips you used to give away for free
  • How a tips book or product can differentiate you as a professional
  • Where to find content you can use for your tips products – trust me you won’t have to work hard to find it
  • And what she knows now that she wished she new when first starting her business.

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

Paulette’s website
Paulette on social media

Facebook

YouTube

LinkedIn

Free Resource

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  2. Add your best email address and country in the form that opens up.
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You can take notes on it and work through the Reflection Exercise and Action Step.

 

Ready to Become a Courageous Entrepreneur?

If you’re a mission-driven, introverted coach or consultant who is ready to break free from underachieving, under-earning and playing small

And you’re ready to break through to the next level of success. You’re ready to get the support, accountability, and guidance you need in a community of like-minded professionals

Then consider joining the Courageous Entrepreneur Club.

The Club is made of small groups of no more than 10 people each who are solo professionals and entrepreneurs who receive coaching, accountability and support from me and from each other as they move forward to come out of hiding, achieve the goals that they otherwise would lose focus on, and generally take their business to the next level of success.

Group enrollment happens at specific times during the month. If you want to learn more go to winnieanderson.com/jointheclub.

Thanks for joining me for this episode of the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. Remember, you deserve all the success you dream of.

Creating a Success Mindset

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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 fulfill your big mission.

The show is available in both video and audio formats 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 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 along with information, tips, and resources to help you position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and ultimately to profit from your expertise while you build a business in alignment with your faith, beliefs, and values.

SHOW NOTES

It’s likely that when you first went out on your own that you looked for some roadmap to figure out the whole how to be a solo professional thing.

Maybe you quickly recognized you weren’t having an easy time getting clients.

You may have decided to follow the big gurus and started opting in for free webinars, ebooks, and guides all the while getting more and more confused.

And you may have started paying attention to people who just flat out told you that what you were doing and what you wanted to build were wrong.

If you’re a corporate escapee like me you may have suddenly found yourself struggling to stand out, discounting your corporate successes, and feeling very confused and inadequate.

Me too.

And ditto for today’s guest.

Emma Churchman spent the first 17 years of self-employment making no more than 500$ a month.

She tried everything to turn her business around but it wasn’t until she faced some hard truths about herself that she was able to quickly turn things around and go from earning an amount that put her below the poverty level to earning multiple six figures in just about a year.

Emma believes the more spiritually conscious you are the more successful you’ll be.

She is a business coach for conscious entrepreneurs who are ready to get help managing their mindset, money, and emotions. She believes that success in business is 10% execution and logistics and 90% managing ourselves – our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, choices, and ability or inability to take action. She teaches mindset success and how to take aligned action as part of her coaching practice.

So listen in as we discuss:

  • What exactly does it mean to be conscious
  • The problem with following someone else’s formula for business
  • What it means to be authentic and why it’s so important in the process of creating abundance
  • The 3 things that keep you from making sales
  • Why you have to face past trauma in order to run a successful business

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

Emma’s website

Emma on social media:

Facebook

YouTube

Twitter

Resources

Emma’s special free offer – 21 Money Mindset Strategies – 90 minute webinar with worksheets plus a 20 minute private conversation

Worksheet for this episode

Related Episodes

Mark Baker – From Abused to Abundant

Grace Bell – Challenge Your Thoughts, Change your Life

 

Ready to Become a Courageous Entrepreneur?

Are you a mission-driven, introverted coach or consultant who is ready to break free from underachieving, under-earning and playing small?

Are you ready to break through to the next level of success?

If you’re ready to get the support, accountability, and guidance you need in a community of like-minded professionals

Then consider joining the Courageous Entrepreneur Club.

The Club is made of small groups of no more than 10 people each who are solo professionals and entrepreneurs who receive coaching, accountability and support from me and from each other as they move forward to come out of hiding, achieve the goals that they otherwise would lose focus on, and generally take their business to the next level of success.

Group enrollment happens at specific times during the month. If you want to learn more go to winnieanderson.com/jointheclub.

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