How to Build a Business with Soul (with Sara Dann): Episode 075

How to Build a Business with Soul (with Sara Dann): Episode 075

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Episode 075:

On today’s episode, I’m interviewing Sara Dann, a business mentor for female entrepreneurs. Her mission is to help women all over the world make money and live their happiest lives, by doing what they love. She uses a coaching method that can be described as “strategy with soul” to help her clients know what they want, and get what they want. We talk all things building a wildly successful business. There are some MAJOR truth bombs, so take some notes, and ENJOY!!

Takeaways:

  • Sara talks about how scary it was to give her 2 week notice for her 9-5 job. But she says she knew she wanted to help women, and the value that she could add was beyond that fear.
  • She says that once your safety net disappears, that when we make things happen. SO TRUE! 
  • There is s much anxiety about money in entrepreneurship. Sara shares that unless you let that anxiety go, you won’t find success. Once you do let that money-hungry mentality go, you will feel so much better. Have FUN in your business.
  • Ask yourself how you can make your business more FUN! For Sara, a part of this was being 100% yourself. Being the you that would go out for drinks, versus this timid version of yourself.
  • Discipline = Freedom. SO GOOD! If you have things (1, 3, or 5) that you discipline yourself to accomplish EVERY DAY, you will soar in your business. But you have to be consistent.
  • Sara said she had to learn to trust herself. Sometimes in a new business, you get so focused on success, that you loose sight of the fun and exciting parts of your business.
  • Invest in your business. It’s the number 1 tip for success. It takes that investment to succeed. 
  • As entrepreneurs, you need to know that no one is in charge except you. It’s up to YOU to create the dream you want to achieve.

Highlights:

  • (1:31) A little more about Sara Dann.
  • (2:07) Sara’s story of how she became an entrepreneur.
  • (4:54) Pivotal moments in Sara’s life that led her to success.
  • (6:14) “Doing what feels good” in your business.
  • (7:18) How to have more FUN in your business- and why this is so important.
  • (9:44) How Sara monetizes her business: her successful business model.
  • (13:02) The NON-NEGOTIABLES of your business.
  • (14:50) How Sara markets her Facebook group.
  • (17:42) What are some ways you can UP-LEVEL in 2019?
  • (21:56) The biggest mindset shifts Sara had that led her to success.
  • (24:31) The best book Sara’s ever read.
  • (25:10) What does it mean for Sara to make an impact?
  • (26:21) What’s next for Sara?
  • (26:48) Where can you connect with Sara?
  • (27:02) Last words of wisdom for today’s episode: You can do it.

Quotes:

“When you safety net disappears, thats when you make things happen”

“Entrepreneurship is like jumping off a cliff, and building a plane on the way down”

“Don’t think your way to confidence”

“Discipline = Freedom”

“The transformation is in the transaction”

“You’ll figure out a way to make it happen if it’s important to you”

“If I want what I want, it’s up to me to get it, and if I don’t get it, it’s no ones fault but my own.”

Resources:

Website: sara-dann.com

Facebook Group: Unstoppable Women Entrepreneurs 

Instagram: @saradann_

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How to Create an Unforgettable Brand (with Sashka Hanna-Rappl): Episode 071

How to Create an Unforgettable Brand (with Sashka Hanna-Rappl): Episode 071

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Episode 071:

On today’s episode, I’m interviewing Sashka Hanna-Rappl. We talk about how to create a brand that is unforgettable. Her methods help entrepreneurs create and market an unforgettable brand that is tailored to the entrepreneur rather than the profession.

Takeaways:

  • Sashka says that to make a big difference, your brand has to come from your life purpose. If your life purpose, your ultimate goal, is the base of your brand, you will never have to recreate yourself- this way you’re expanding on your starting mark.
  • If you focus only on your products, you are downplaying your brand. Your ego gets in the way of this. You have to learn to focus on other solutions to bring yourself to the forefront.
  • You need to get your people. You don’t want to be someone else, you need to attract your tribe of people you want to work with. From a young age, Sashka talks about how we’re taught to copy. But you want to be yourself. You need to learn to be yourself, whatever that means.
  • If you want to go further with a brand, Sashka says you will always be in an uncomfortable zone. However, if you focus on your life purpose of your brand, your ego will be driving you, in the best way possible.
  • “When you speak to everybody, your speaking to nobody”- SO KEY! You need to have a niche. You need to draw in an audience that is unique to you, your brand, and peoples thought patterns.
  • The dark side of entrepreneurship is overachieving. You need to have boundaries for yourself, and reach out to a community and talk to them, not keep everything inside to yourself. You need to get out those thoughts holding you back.
  • Sashka says you need to trust yourself. You have power within you to really create the life you want. Trust that you can do it, all that power is within you.

Highlights:

  • (3:30) A little more about Sashka.
  • (4:38) What is “Soul Branding”
  • (6:35) How is the mainstream killing our brands, and how can we fix that?
  • (8:43) If you’ve been trapped inside the box, what are Sashka’s tips to get outside the box?
  • (11:07) Tips on being YOU.
  • (13:10) How to find your alter ego…the person who accentuates who you are.
  • (15:22) How to achieve brand clarity.
  • (18:57) When you’re creating a brand, what are the first steps you should take?
  • (21:02) Why is a logo something business should hold off on?
  • (25:07) Sashka talks about niching down…why it’s the key to success for entrepreneurs. 
  • (30:37) The dark side of entrepreneurship, and how to combat it.
  • (33:01) Tips to help with setting boundaries and not overworking yourself.
  • (36:50) Why you don’t have to wait for the perfect time to start…just do it!
  • (38:03) What’s the best book Sashka’s ever read?
  • (38:48) What does it mean for Sashka to make an impact?
  • (39:58) What’s next for Sashka?
  • (40:59) Where can you connect with her?
  • (41:23) The power of trusting yourself.

Quotes:

“Get rid of the box”

“You’ve gotta go within yourself…You’ve gotta do stuff that you love”

“Who says you can’t be yourself?”

“Your Life Purpose is independent of your profession, your talents, and your gifts”

“Your brand is expanding on your starting point”

“A good logo is a stamp of who you are”

“When you speak to everybody, your speaking to nobody”

“The little tiny habbits that nobody sees is what will add up over time”

“The more you talk, you’ll get it out. Marie Kondo your body and mind”

“Take massive messy action”

“Done is better than perfect!”

Resources:

Website: brandsashka.com

Instagram: @brandsashka

Twitter: @brandbysashka

Sashka’s Program to expand thinking: The Hunger Games and The Brand Formula

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Leveling the Playingfield for Female Entrepreneurs (with Serial Tech Entrepreneur, Nathalie Molina Niño): Episode 069

Leveling the Playingfield for Female Entrepreneurs (with Serial Tech Entrepreneur, Nathalie Molina Niño): Episode 069

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Episode 069:

Today I’m talking to Nathalie Molina Niño. She is the CEO of BRAVA Investments and the author of LEAPFROG, The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs (Tarcher Perigee, a Penguin Random House imprint). She is committed to delivering returns to investors while making a catalytic impact to female entrepreneurs.

Takeaways:

  • Nathalie talks about her journey to start helping female entrepreneurs was one that taught her a ton. She fell so in love with wanting to help female-owned businesses and knew that is where she wanted to invest all her time.
  • Nathalie talks about her top tip as a newbie entrepreneur is to be careful with your money. You should always be reinvesting. Start scrappy, but keep that mentality and it will set you up for success.
  • Traction is what Nathalie says is key for a start up. You need to know if what you’re selling is something people want, and prove that you really committed to it long-term. Crowdfunding, Equity crowdfunding campaign, Kickstarter, testing the product etc.
  • Nathalie shares that in order to write her book, Leapfrog, she took examples of men and women who have done entrepreneurship in ways most people go through – not through the common advice of venture capital. Her book is so important because the advice most people get for entrepreneurship does not account for average people without major capital. 
  • One chapter in Nathalie’s book is called Raise Prices…Stat. So often, entrepreneurs undervalue themselves. It is so important to overcome this mindset and give ourselves the correct value if we want to succeed. Price your product based on what it will do to change your customer’s life. Never start from what it costs you. Realize the impact you’ll be making on your clients.

Highlights:

  • (2:21) A little more about Nathalie’s background, and how she got started in business.
  • (6:35) What are some top tips Nathalie learned as a newbie entrepreneur?
  • (8:57) Outdated advice people are still giving female entrepreneurs.
  • (13:31) What is the “Friends and Family Round” and why does Nathalie think it’s out of date?
  • (16:08) What should people do instead of the “Friends and Family Round”
  • (19:08) Leapfrog, Nathalie’s book. Why did she write it, and what can you learn from reading it?
  • (23:04) Key hacks from Nathalie’s book.
  • (25:46) Why do we need more women-driven startups?
  • (27:01) What are some leadership lessons Nathalie has learned over the years?
  • (28:45) It’s important to find your Deloris Juerta.
  • (30:35) Who is Nathalie’s biggest inspiration?
  • (33:55) Quieting that voice in your head saying you’re not good enough, is KEY! Nathalie’s mantra of these voices is “You are the source of your own supply”
  • (36:35) One of the best books Nathalie’s ever read.
  • (38:38) What does it mean to Nathalie to make an impact?
  • (41:02) What is next for Nathalie Molina Niño?
  • (45:18) Where can you connect with Nathalie?

Quotes:

“You only know what you’ve experienced”

“Be really careful with your money, even when you get a windfall”

“Start scrappy and stay scrappy”

“Raise prices…Stat.”

“Before we can really get started, we have to be sure our head is in top form”

“You are the source of your own supply”

“Invest with a long term horizon”

Resources:

Website: leapfroghacks.com

Instagram: @leapfroghacks

Nathalie’s book: Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs

 

Organization where Proceeds of Nathalie’s book go to:

Vote, Run, Lead

 

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7 Things All Successful Bloggers Do

7 Things All Successful Bloggers Do

#1 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Niche Down

Selecting a niche market is something that a lot of entrepreneurs get stuck on.

First, let’s start with what a niche market even is.

niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focused.

It’s critical to choose a niche market because you can’t be all things to all people.

They say, ‘the riches are in the niches’ and it’s true!

At Tony Robbins’ Wealth Mastery Event, Keith Cunningham gave the example of two car companies: Volvo and GM.

Volvo has dominated the niche of car safety, while GM tried to be all things to all people.

Volvo is growing, while GM is bankrupt. Yikes.

Keith asked, ‘what real estate do you own in the consumer’s mind’, meaning, when they think of you and your brand, what comes to mind?

It’s crucial that you select a niche market.

What is the main focus of your blog? Can you narrow it down even more?

For example, my first blog (fitwithrachel.com) used to be just all things fitness and healthy living, plus details about my life, travel, um, it was a hot mess.

But then I realized that my best performing content was around the topic of keto (high fat low carb) and intermittent fasting.

So I got rid of everything else and my entire blog focus was keto and intermittent fasting.

My traffic exploded.

My email list grew.

And my traffic is still around 50,000 page views per month, a YEAR after I stopped publishing on it.

I still make sales from that blog (sold my keto ebook twice yesterday!).

It’s because I niched down.

What do you want to be known for? What are your gifts? How do you want to add massive value?

If you’re struggling to find your niche, then read this post.

#2 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Post Consistently 

It’s not what we do every once and awhile that matters. It’s what we do consistently.

It’s Monday morning, and every single Monday morning,  know I’m going to write a new blog post.

Your audience needs to be able to count on you to do what you said you’re going to do.

You can’t just show up when it’s convenient or when you feel like it.

Need help in this area?

Read The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy.

The Compound Effect is one of the first personal development books I read when I started my first business at age 23.

It really helped me set myself up with small, seemingly insignificant actions that have led to my success today.

I remember reading 10 pages a day, as he suggested, and thinking: will this REALLY make a difference?

Looking back 8 years later, I can say that it ABSOLUTELY has and I’m so grateful for this book.

Darren says,

“It’s not the big things that add up in the end; it’s the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.” 

I know this can seem totally daunting at first, which is why I recommend batching content so you don’t have to necessarily write EVERY week.

For example, I’ll be going home to Chicago over Christmas and I don’t want to be working while I’m there.

I’m working harder this week to batch all my content so I can chill.

Check out this post to see how I do it =)

#3 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Add Massive Value

Going off of this last point, all successful bloggers add massive value to their audience (on a consistent basis).

Why would someone want to work with you if all you’re doing is promoting your products or offers?

Think of your business like dating.

You’re not just going to ask someone to marry you on the first date, am I right?

You’ve gotta get to know them and build a relationship first.

Are your posts just kind of skimming the surface?

Or are you going above and beyond to over deliver?

Your content should be so darn good that when someone reads it, they think:

Woah! How else can I learn from them?!

If you need help, this post about creating killer content will show you what to include and how to overdeliver on your posts.

#4 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Have a Call to Action

After the first date and you want another one, what do you do?

You ask for it!

(to be fair, I’ve been out of the dating world for 8 years haha)

If you look at any successful bloggers, they all have a call to action where you can get on their email list.

You’re building an email list, right?

You need an email list—what if your Facebook account gets shut down?

Instagram account gets hacked? That actually happened to my mom a few weeks ago!

You don’t own any social media platform, but you DO own your email list.

All the goals I help my students within Activate set have to do with building their email list.

It’s essential to your business.

You can see on this post, I have several call to actions where you can continue on with me and learn more.

It’s more than just a little button at the very bottom of my blog saying ‘subscribe to my blog’.

No offense, but NO ONE wants to subscribe to your blog.

You need to offer something juicy and full of value to them in exchange for their email.

If you’re brand new and not quite sure how to do it or what kind of freebie you should offer, this post will help.

#5 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Ask Their Audience

This is so so so so important.

If you see any successful blogger, they are ASKING their audience and LISTENING.

This will help you create content that your audience actually wants and offers they will jump on.

Please don’t skip this step. This is literally the first thing all my students within the Impact Blogging Academy do.

You’ll gain SO much clarity and truly be able to add massive value to your people.

Lucky for you, I have an entire post about market research so you can dive in and do it ASAP.

#6 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Are Themselves

Are you trying to emulate a successful blogger in your industry?

Or are you being yourself?

I’ve been there, ok?

I remember when I first started my network marketing company when I was 23.

I had NO CLUE what I was doing.

So I just followed the top leaders and my industry and did what they did.

Literally. I copy and pasted their posts. 🙈

Here’s the thing I want you to know: people will want to work with you because of YOU.

There aren’t new products. There’s nothing new under the sun.

The thing you’re offering is being offered by someone else.

Why would they pick you?

Because of WHO YOU ARE.

Be authentic and be yourself.

Yes, this means that you’ll get haters.

You’ll get unsubscribes.

You WANT those things.

Because when you are a bit polarizing, is when you attract your true tribe of loyal followers who you ADORE working with.

For real. The ladies that we have in this round of Activate are truly incredible and it’s so much fun to be able to coach them.

I was able to attract such rockstars by being myself, by speaking my mind and not being afraid of losing people for sharing my faith or being silly.

#7 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Have a Funnel

Ah, the sales funnel.

So there’s things that you might not see in someone’s business that is contributing to their success.

What’s a sales funnel?

Imagine an actual funnel, where at the top of the funnel, something is poured inside and it filters down to a finite destination.

The exact same thing happens in sales. At the top of the funnel, lots of visitors may arrive and enter your funnel, but not all may end up at the final destination (becoming a paid customer).

Ryan Deiss, co-founder of Digital Marketer, describes the sales funnel as a multi-step, multi-modality process that moves prospective browsers into buyers.

What I teach is to bring people into your funnel via Pinterest and knock their socks off with great content.

From there, you can create a relevant freebie, which will get the prospective customer onto your email list, where you can market your products and services.

It sounds confusing but really, it’s not.

Know what the ultimate step you want your reader to take.

Is It to buy a course? Become a paying client?

Start with the end in mind.

Then, reverse engineer it.

What freebie would attract them to you that is related to your course?

Then what kind of email series can you create that’s going to establish your authority, build the relationship, and make your offer the next logical step?

Makes sense?

To recap, there are some essential things that all successful bloggers do.

If you want to be a successful blogger, I suggest you pin this so you can reference it later, then def register for my free Pinterest class so I can teach you how to get more leads to your blog (on autopilot).

Comment below: Which of these things do you need to work on first?

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How to Live Your BEST Life (with Mindset Coach Taylor Slango): Episode 068

How to Live Your BEST Life (with Mindset Coach Taylor Slango): Episode 068

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Episode 068:

Takeaways:

  • Taylor talks about how believing you can do something can set you apart from other entrepreneurs. 
  • Limiting beliefs lie in our subconscious mind.
  • Money mindset: So many people associate money with greed. People don’t think they are worth making money…this is such a huge disconnect. What you need to do is set a foundation to break that block. The income you want needs to be aligned with what you want. 
  • Realize that things aren’t just coincidences. Things happening around you in the universe are happening for a reason. Don’t discount them for a coincidence.  
  • Life is happening FOR you, not TO you.
  • To overcome confidence issues, you need to sit with yourself. Take time and breathe, and think through it. Focus on one issue at a time, and sit with it. Prayer, meditation, whatever you call it. Make time for yourself.
  • Write down your perfect day! You will be so surprised what can happen if you think bigger, and hold onto those specific desires you have for your life. 
  • Taylor talks about how it is so important to get out of your own way. People will have expectations of you. But you have to follow your gut, and take risks to create the life you want to live.

Highlights:

  • (1:26) A little more about Taylor.
  • (2:03) The Law of Attraction, and how this ties into Taylor’s lessons.
  • (2:29) Why does Taylor thing entrepreneurs need to focus on mindset?
  • (3:02) Conscious mind vs. Subconscious mind 
  • (3:48) How can you unlock your deep limiting beliefs?
  • (4:38) An example of a limiting belief Taylor sees often, and how to overcome it.
  • (6:27) Example of manifestation.
  • (11:30) How society plays a role in limiting beliefs.
  • (12:32) Taylor’s tips for people struggling with self doubt and confidence issues.
  • (15:26) Mediation apps Taylor recommends. 
  • (16:02) The power of your perfect day.
  • (18:21) Taylors entrepreneurial journey. How did she get into mindset coaching?
  • (24:50) Moving forward is key. Keep moving forward.
  • (25:40) Taylor’s goals for 2019.
  • (27:21) The power of getting out of your own way.
  • (28:50) Surrounding yourself with people who understand your goals, and being an entrepreneur.
  • (30:49) What does it mean to Taylor to make an impact? 
  • (31:21) Where to connect with Taylor!

Quotes:

“If you pivot and change your beliefs, what can your life look like?”

“Life is happening for you, not to you”

“Focus on the stillness”

“If you don’t have 10 minutes for yourself, you don’t have a life” -Tony Robbins 

“Everyone has 10 minutes”

“We are faith filled, big thinking risk takers. We will never insult God with small thinking or safe living. We want to seek God for the impossible, believe God for the miracles, dream that God would do exceedingly and abundantly more in our lives for his glory, that generations would know who He is. We will be faith filled with all that we do.”

“I remember the days I prayed for what I have now”

“START. Do those crazy things and take action!”

Resources:

Connect with Taylor:

Website:  taylorslango.com

Instagram: @taylorslango

Mindset Freebie: taylorslango.com/simple

Mediation apps Taylor recommends:

Headspace (app)

Mantra meditation

Visualization meditation

Videos talked about in this episode:

Rick Warren Daring Faith: Building a Life of Faith (Part 1)

Craig Groschel (LifeChurch): Jesus and We (Part 1): Faith Filled, Big Thinking

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How to MASTER Sales Funnels (with Reelika Schulte): Episode 067

How to MASTER Sales Funnels (with Reelika Schulte): Episode 067

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How to MASTER Sales Funnels with Reelika Schulte

Takeaways:

  • Reelika talks about how when she was growing up, everything belonged to the government. Entrepreneurship wasn’t really a popular option. She watched her parents start up a company and she saw how they worked on their own terms, and that it was a different mindset, different view of the world, and she knew that life was for her.
  • She became an entrepreneur because her cubical job was making her feel so stuck. She knew that wasn’t her dream, so she acted on that feeling, and turned to entrepreneurship.
  • If you’re looking to sell at a high price point, Reelika says to get people on the phone with you. You want to be able to answer those questions. If you’re selling a course, you can totally sell online.
  • A landing page is so important. If you’re trying to drive traffic, you want to be sure people are coming to a place where everything is super straightforward. Reelika stresses how important a successful landing page is. 
  • “It’s okay to give away some really awesome content” You have to give away some key info so people have that ah-ha moment and then people will see you as an expert, and someone who can benefit from you. Don’t be afraid to give away too much!!
  • There is so much power in saying NO. You can’t say yes and commit to everything. You need to be able to say no to things that don’t suit you.
  • Client calls need to be a addressed like talking to a friend. It’s a conversation, but you shouldn’t be doing all the talking. Ask questions.
  • You have to make people remember you. You can’t email once a month! Make people remember you.
  • When you start booking calls, automate procedures. Ask questions ahead of time! This will really help people to show up. You can then decide if people are ready. If people feel like you know them, they will show up to their call. (GOLDEN TIP!) 

Highlights:

  • (2:18) A little more about Reelika.
  • (3:12) How she grew to have an entrepreneurial mindset based on her childhood?
  • (5:05) How did Reelika get started on the path of the business she’s in now?
  • (8:25) What is an evergreen business model? How do you implement it into your business?
  • (10:48) Where does Reelika get her traffic?
  • (12:34) The breakdown of Reelika’s business model.
  • (14:41) Metrics!! How Reelika breaks everything down.
  • (14:59) Landing page: why it’s so important.
  • (16:14) Where do most people get stuck in this process?
  • (18:02) Why giving away key information is a good thing, not something to be worried about.
  • (19:55) Why it’s important to say NO.
  • (21:48) Mistakes that Reelika has noticed on client calls.
  • (23:01) What questions should you ask on client calls? Remember- you shouldn’t be doing all the talking. 
  • (23:50) Why your email list is your biggest asset.
  • (26:30) GOLDEN TIP!! How to get people to show up for their scheduled calls!
  • (29:40) Market research. Use your words in your marketing message. If you use your ideal clients words, people will get clarity.
  • (30:27) Reelika’s favorite book.
  • (31:48) What does it mean to Reelika to make an impact?
  • (32:45) What’s next for Reelika?

Quotes:

“At the end of the day, I realized that time is the biggest asset that you can have in life”

“I didn’t want to miss out on my son’s life, or my life”

“It’s okay to give away some really awesome content”

“Really have the strong mindset that it’s okay to say no”

“Talk less, listen more”

“These are your people that came to you for a reason.”

Resources:

Website: designdreamlifestyle.com

Other social media platforms (where she hangs out the most):

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

 

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