How to Build Your Creative Empire - Christina Scalera

How to Build Your Creative Empire - Christina Scalera

 

What essential ingredients will kickstart your creative business? How do you begin to create content and find your ideal audience? Christina Scalera, attorney, founder of The Contract Shop, and host of the Creative Empire Podcast has the insights on constructing your dream career - and making it legal. She shares her best tips on how to give your audience both what they want and what they need, how to increase revenue by working less, why a little vanity can be healthy, and how to change your "but" mentality.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. Work smarter, not harder.
  2. You don't have to launch 5 things at once. Get one thing in place, do it well, and then move on to the next thing.
  3. Reframe the conversation about contracts. Get excited about the relationships, expectations, and end results that you're bringing to life.
  4. Give people a combination of what they want and what they need.
  5. You will find your tribe once you start creating the content.
  6. Put passion and enthusiasm in your content. That will resonate most with your audience.
  7. Wipe your own "buts". And just do it.
  8. Do the smallest thing possible to get one step closer. Even if that means going live at midnight when no one is watching.
  9. If it's more painful to keep it inside than it is to fail, that's when you know you were meant to do it.

 

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What Makes a Good Life - Jonathan Fields

What Makes a Good Life - Jonathan Fields

 

What does it mean to lead a "good life"? Jonathan Fields - author, entrepreneur, and host of the Good Life Project Podcast has a simple system for maximizing your happiness and engagement with the world. He explains how to identify your strengths through self-discovery, what essential element you need for a strong relationship, and how to fill your Good Life buckets of vitality, connection, and contribution.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. Debrief and deconstruct the good and bad experiences. Learn from them.
  2. Before you jump all in, get as much clarity and reality as you can. And then respond.
  3. Don't rush into experimentation mode. Do some self-discovery. Dig inside and figure out, "Who am I? What matters to me?"
  4. Invest your energy in the world in a way that aligns with your strengths. You're more likely to be happier, regardless of the industry or title.
  5. A good life is one with vitality, connection, and contribution.
  6. The states of mind and body are pretty much the same. So take care of them both.
  7. Create relationships that give you a sense of belonging to a community or a bigger ecosystem.
  8. Absorb yourself in activities that are driven by meaning and purpose, and let you feel expressed in capability and identity.
  9. Look at your good life buckets every morning and ask, "Which one seems low? And what can I do today to give it some love?"
  10. Awareness is the master key for strong relationships.
  11. Don't wait to feel better. Feel differently through the small things you do every day.

 

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How to Empower Your Money Mindset - Hilary Hendershott

How to Empower Your Money Mindset - Hilary Hendershott

 

How can we change our relationship and habits with money? How much should be in your bank before you quit that day job? Hilary Hendershott, certified financial planner and host of Profit Boss Radio shares her best advice on building wealth - including how to set a price on your product, why you need automated systems, and how to reconfigure your limiting beliefs so everything can become financially possible.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. Decide. Choose to change your relationship and beliefs about money.
  2. Plan. Automate your finances and give each dollar a job.
  3. Don't say "I can't afford that." Say "I'll figure out how I can afford that."
  4. Asking for something - with a reason - can make all the difference.
  5. Envision your business as a documentable system that you can teach to someone else and expand.
  6. Make a slow transition to quit your day job. Start lean.
  7. Money is a blank slate.
  8. Anyone can commit. 
  9. Set your value. Then figure out what you have to produce in order to get there. It will take time, but you'll get there.
  10. No matter where you are financially, anything is possible.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

  1. Decide. Get real and choose to change your mindset about wealth.
  2. Plan. Automate your systems. Give each dollar a job. Put savings in your retirement plan.
  3. Speak. Master your internal programming and language about money.
  4. Ask. Make bigger requests of the world. Negotiate your own benefit.
  5. Earn. Take action to bring income and assets into your financial ecosystem.
  6. Invest. Use evidence-based methods to compound your earnings. 
  7. Protect. Don't gamble what you can't afford to lose.
  • Quote: “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way." - William Hutchinson Murray

 

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How to Find the Work You Love - Lisa Loeb

How to Find the Work You Love - Lisa Loeb

 

Lisa Loeb - Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, actress, author, and philanthropist struck major success with her platinum hit song "Stay". But the red carpet events and makeup trailers still left her unfulfilled. How did she reconnect with her values and incorporate them in her work? She shares how she refocuses her purpose and attitude in the low moments, when you should let people label you, and why we should strike up more conversations with strangers.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. Be yourself in your work. That makes you different from everyone else.
  2. Let people label you if you know who you are. You can prove yourself through your work.
  3. Tell people what to say about you, give them the label you want. It gives you the opportunity to be that.
  4. The only thing that helps the fear is to do it. If you can't do it alone, find a support system.
  5. Ten minutes a day is more than not doing it at all.
  6. Be persistent. But don't ignore the signs if it's not working or you have no passion for it.
  7. In the low moments, remember that everyone feels this way sometimes.
  8. Refocus. Look for a way out instead of a way deeper.
  9. Talk to people. It just might get you an eyewear line.
  10. When this episode is done - take out a piece of paper and a pen. Write down 5 things you can do now to make it happen.

 

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How Everything Can Be Possible - Shelli Varela

How Everything Can Be Possible - Shelli Varela

 

How can you transform adversity into a gift? Author, TED speaker, podcaster, and firefighter Shelli Varela didn't let her 5'2" frame or the naysayers extinguish her dreams of becoming a female firefighter in a male-dominated career. But how did she break down the physical and mental barriers? She explains the steps to understanding fear, changing your story, and discovering your life's purpose through passion, curiosity, and feeling.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. Everything, everything, everything is possible.
  2. Figure out the order of operations: what do you have to do, and what do you have to do first?
  3. In many instances, adversity is a gift if you allow it.
  4. You can't catch a dream unless you chase it first.
  5. You have the power to change your story.
  6. Instead of asking, "what is my passion?" - ask yourself "what am I curious about without judgment?" and "how do I want to feel?"
  7. Don't pay attention to where you are. Only look at the end goal.
  8. If there's something that drives you, seek people like you. It makes the journey easier and a lot less lonely.
  9. Stop asking others for validation. The answers are inside you.
  10. The moment you say yes, the universe conspires to help you.

 

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How to Teach What You Love

How to Teach What You Love

 

How can you build income by teaching your creative passion? How does that affect your identity as an artist? Cathy shares the 7 essential ingredients to launch your course, including how to organize your lessons with valuable content, where you can teach your talents, how to find students, and how to jump over the inevitable hurdles that pop up along the way. 

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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Cathy speaking at Podcast Movement 2017

  1. Get the content down. Brain dump first. Figure out the syntax and steps afterwards.
  2. It's not rocket science. If you commit, you will figure it out.
  3. Offer free content to prove that you have value. But don't teach everything for free.
  4. When you start, don't bite off more than you can chew. 
  5. You don't need a PhD - but you need to have results.
  6. Have enthusiasm and passion for your class. It will be your greatest asset.
  7. Know your ideal student - what problems can you help them solve?
  8. There will always be a tribe for you.
  9. Just because you teach, it doesn't mean you're not an artist.
  10. Everyone has a class in them.
  11. It's totally okay to share your secrets to success. After all, no one can take your destiny.


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How to Launch A Boutique Business - Christy Wright

How to Launch A Boutique Business - Christy Wright

 

How do you set a price on doing what you love? Why must every business solve a problem?  Christy Wright - author, Dave Ramsey personality, and business coach - created Business Boutique to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with actionable steps for turning their idea into a small business. She shares her sage advice on how to determine your value proposition, how to build your dream job with limited time and money, which questions will identify your strengths, and how to lose the weight of fear by exercising your muscle of confidence. 

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. You don't need a full plan to begin. Just know what problem your business will solve.
  2. Don't ask "How much should I charge per hour?" Ask "What is the value of my service? How much is that worth?"
  3. Don't let other people define success for you.
  4. Have a clear brand. We don't buy the best products & services - we buy the ones we understand the fastest. 
  5. No one in the whole world has what you have.
  6. There is no such thing as ready. Do it scared, and build the muscle of confidence.
  7. Identify the demographics and psychographics of your ideal customer. It will lead you to them.
  8. We don't have a time problem. We have a priority problem.
  9. Think in terms of steps, not leaps. Turn your big dream into the 1.0 version and start there.
  10. If you wait for proof that you can do before you try, you'll never have it.
  11. Just do it.
  12. You got this. Believing in your business starts with you.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

  1. What is effortless to you?
  2. What gives you energy?
  3. What do you enjoy?
  4. What do others encourage in you?
  5. Where do you excel in comparison to others?
  • Quotes:
    • "I didn't know I was a bell until someone picked me up, and rang me." - Anonymous
    • "The marketplace will give you certificates of appreciation with presidents' faces on them." - Rabbi Daniel Lapin

 

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How to Train A Happy Mind - Lori Harder

How to Train A Happy Mind - Lori Harder

 

We all have insecurities about our value, but Lori Harder - author, fitness expert, and host of the Earn Your Happy podcast is on a mission to help people feed their voice of worth. So how can you stop the self-sabotage? How do you lose the heavy weight of excuses? Pick up Lori's best tips on building a support system, unpacking the layers to your deepest fears, and completely committing to the experiences that make us our full selves.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

  1. Create a support system for yourself. Find people who do what you want to do. Plug into that group. 
  2. Set an appointment, tell the world, and summon the highest version of yourself. Then live the life you were meant to do.
  3. Say "yes" in the moment of vitality.
  4. Don't leave any cracks open. Don't give yourself an escape plan.
  5. Excuses weigh you down. Stop arguing with yourself. Just go do it.
  6. You don't have to take massive leaps in the beginning. Forgive yourself and make one small choice that leads you to the next step.
  7. Unpack the thoughts under the thought. Dig. Find the root of what's holding you back.
  8. Stop comparing yourself. Stay in your own lane.
  9. Feed the voice that tells you you're worthy.
  10. The market may be saturated, but it hasn't been done by you.
  11. Ask like it's nobody's business.
  12. Do things you love. You won't have time to sabotage yourself.
  13. You are magical.

 

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How a Side Hustle Fuels Your Dream - Chris Guillebeau

How a Side Hustle Fuels Your Dream - Chris Guillebeau

 

How can you turn your idea into income? Why do we all need a side hustle? Chris Guillebeau, author, blogger, and host of the podcast, Side Hustle School is the expert on leading a life of non-conformity. He shares how he and other people around the world have transformed their hobbies into offers, how to identify and maximize your existing strengths, and why there's a power in giving up.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

  1. Persist in finding your purpose. There's a power in giving up when you realize you're on the wrong path.
  2. It's not about learning new skills, but making your existing skills valuable to the world.
  3. Start a dialogue to identify your strengths. Why do people ask you for advice? What are you often assigned to do?
  4. Experience produces confidence. Go create that experience.
  5. Be curious. Be willing to ask the "what if" questions.
  6. Simplify. Make it easy for customers to take action.
  7. We all have crazy ideas and dumb ideas. But when the idea keeps coming back, it's there for a reason.
  8. Write out your steps. Create a process that won't change how you work, but will support and guide you towards your dream.
  9. Even if you only have 20 minutes, make those 20 minutes count. Identify what's essential and know in advance what you'll work on.
  10. You don't have to live your life the way others expect you to.

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How to Set & Achieve Your New Year Resolutions

How to Set & Achieve Your New Year Resolutions

 

Happy 2018! So you've got the "New Year, New You" dream in mind, but how can you actually stick to your resolutions? How can you create actionable, achievable goals that will lead you towards your purpose? Cathy shares her best tips on making this year a success, including what questions will help define your goals, where to find accountability, why failed attempts aren't failures, and which simple trick has been proven to result in a healthier, wealthier, and happier you.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. Write down your goals - what do you want? And why do you want it? Be specific.
  2. Purpose is the opposite of depression.
  3. You are enough. Don't sell your dream short.
  4. You are your best resource.
  5. Alignment is the new hustle. Trust that you'll be led to your calling.
  6. Energy is your greatest resource. 
  7. The past doesn't predict the future. Your decisions do. 
  8. Take responsibility for your happiness.
  9. Prioritize what's important and raise your own standards.
  10. Don't break the chain.
  11. Failure isn't failure if you succeed in stepping outside your comfort zone.
  12. You've got this.

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Holiday Highlight Reel

Holiday Highlight Reel

 

In celebration of the holidays, we revisit this year's top moments from some of our favorite guests, including Bobbi Brown, Saul Blinkoff, Jonathan Adler, and many more! It's a holiday gift full of our guests' best advice and stories on courage, failure, hustle, rejection, growth - and as always, inspiration to pursue your creative dream.

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How a Career Change Feeds Your Soul - Nancy Kruger Cohen

How a Career Change Feeds Your Soul - Nancy Kruger Cohen

 

How do you switch careers without the fear? How can a non-linear career path whet your creative appetite? Nancy Kruger Cohen has worked as an art director and a brand consultant, but she found the sweet spot as Mouth.com's co-founder and chief creative officer. She shares the success stories of their popular artisanal food sellers, the aspects of conveying your brand, the benefits of mentorship programs, and the importance of taking things a little less seriously. 

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

  1. Don't take things too seriously. Have fun with what you do.
  2. Be willing to take a risk and be willing to fail.
  3. Have a board of mentors who can help you with the day-to-day or big life questions.
  4. When things don't work out, don't take it personally. Ask yourself, "How can I make the most out of it?" 
  5. Sometimes you do the work just for yourself. But don't be afraid to throw your hat in the ring.
  6. It's totally okay to have a non-linear career.
  7. Jump into experiences that provide you with useful tools for the future.
  8. Make your loved ones a priority.
  9. Just because you aren't good at something doesn't mean you can't become good at it.
  10. Grow responsibly. Only take on the work that you know you can execute flawlessly.
  11. No one has the answers. We're all making it up as we go.
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How to Do More in Less Time

How to Do More in Less Time

 

How can you get more done with limited time? Why do we procrastinate on our biggest goals? What time hacks can you use right now to start working on the dream? Cathy helps you tackle that self-sabotaging procrastination with tips on how to approach intimidating projects, schedule a productive week, and recharge your batteries when you feel burned out.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

  1. Good enough is good enough. Create, and criticize later.
  2. Break down big projects into smaller tasks. What's one step can you take today?
  3. Plan backwards, hustle forwards.
  4. TV shouldn't be a habit, it should be a reward.
  5. Don't multitask. Do one thing at a time.
  6. Figure out what recharges your batteries.
  7. Create a work environment that you love.
  8. Before you start working, take a moment to think "What results do I want?" Don't just be reactive.
  9. Less perfection, more authenticity.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • We want your winning stories! Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook about how this podcast has helped you make progress this year.
  • Story of Hanukkah
  • Our episode with baker Greg Mindel
  • How to hack your time:
    • Find your groove. When are you the most productive?
    • Schedule the time. Get out your calendar and figure out what you will have done by Friday.
    • Turn off the TV! Turn off Netflix! 
    • Stop multitasking. Your brain will burn out.
    • Recharge your batteries. Take a walk, meditate - whatever helps you clear your mind for even just a few minutes.
    • Hire someone to take care of smaller chores / tasks so you can focus on your work.
    • Prioritize the important things first. Emails can wait.
    • Create a decluttered environment that makes you excited to work. Wear your comfiest clothes.
    • Organize your plan of attack. Take a second to strategize it logistically.

 

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How to Start An Etsy Shop - Kruti Patel Goyal

How to Start An Etsy Shop - Kruti Patel Goyal

 

Why should you open an Etsy store? What can you learn from the top sellers on Etsy? Kruti Patel Goyal, Etsy's General Manager of Seller Services, explains what you need to start your Etsy business (hint - not a lot!), how to sell on Etsy with success, and why your story is your brand's defining factor in any marketplace.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

  1. Think about what you want to sell, who you're selling to, and what makes your product special to them.
  2. We don't just buy things. We buy stories.
  3. The story of your product's origins is your unique factor.
  4. Once you know your story, find the people who are interested in it.
  5. Everyone starts from nothing.
  6. All it takes is one item.
  7. Nothing is set in stone.
  8. Take it one step at a time.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

  1. Excitement when you make the first sale. People actually do like what you make!
  2. Scaling up and realizing this could become a living.
  3. Managing the business. Keep it growing and innovating.

 

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How to Set & Achieve Your Goals - Jenna Kutcher

How to Set & Achieve Your Goals - Jenna Kutcher

 

How can you set higher goals, but also make them more attainable? How does a brand become a business? Jenna Kutcher, photographer, educator, and host of the Goal Digger Podcast shares the 5 core pillars of her business strategy, tips on tackling anxiety, and the steps you must take before quitting your day job. 

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. Your brand goes beyond the visuals. It needs to make people feel something.
  2. Be specific about your ideal client. 
  3. Have a clear, intentional voice. Know what you want to communicate and make sure every client gets it.
  4. Write down your dreams in the present tense.
  5. Failures aren’t failures if you learned something from it. It’s all about perspective. 
  6. Set goals quarterly instead of annually. 
  7. Social media should be a reflection of our legacy, not a popularity contest.
  8. See yourself the way the world sees you. Celebrate yourself.
  9. Create before you consume. Leave the phone out of the bedroom.
  10. Raise your own glass ceiling. Don’t let the past shut off your ability to dream. 

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

  1. Build a brand that goes beyond the visuals. It should make people feel something. 
  2. Know and understand your ideal client. Be laser-focused about who they are.
  3. Systemize communication with templates. Have an intentional voice that can be transferred to your team. 
  4. Have a social media strategy. Leverage these free platforms to reach clients now so when they're ready to purchase, you're the first to come to mind.
  5. Create workflows and systems that you can outsource the work once you have a team.
  • Jenna's Pinterest assignment:
  1. Go on Pinterest.
  2. Create a secret board.
  3. Go on the front page of Pinterest. Spend 10-30 minutes to pin anything that speaks to you.
  4. Notice the trends. Build your brand based on this.
  1. Make your business legal.
  2. Don't go into debt for your business.
  3. Start to grow a following. 
  4. Put your work and your dreams out there. 

 

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How to be Grateful - Binny Freedman

How to be Grateful - Binny Freedman

 

What does it mean to have gratitude? How can you be happier by being thankful? Binny Freedman, lecturer and inspirational educator shares how he's stayed grateful through dark moments, why purpose is the key to gratitude, and how you can find something to be thankful for every single day.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. Gratitude is about appreciating that you can make a difference. 
  2. If you're here, then you matter.
  3. Don't worry about the traffic jam you're in. Think about the accident you missed.
  4. Life is fragile. Challenge yourself to remember that gift when life seems normal.
  5. When something happens, ask yourself "Is there something I can learn from this?" Practice this in the small situations so you're prepared to use it in the bigger problems.
  6. Happiness is about purpose, not pleasure.
  7. If your life revolves around yourself, it limits your ability to experience purpose.
  8. Whatever action you decide to do in life, be in that moment.
  9. We have the ability to make people feel like they matter because they do matter.
  10. Go to sleep and ask, "Was the world better off because I was here?" Maybe yes. Maybe not. But there's always tomorrow.
  11. There's someone out there who will be better off from meeting you. It's worth finding them.

 

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Ask Me Anything - Facebook vs. Instagram, Client Growth & Too Many Passions

Ask Me Anything - Facebook vs. Instagram, Client Growth & Too Many Passions

 

How can money be a guilty free goal? How do you pursue a single passion when you have so many interests? Are you following the most practical goals to your dream job? Cathy answers these questions and more, including how to be a squeaky wheel, whether or not your business needs Facebook, and how to build your clientele beyond just one.

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How to Be Productive - Carey Bentley

How to Be Productive - Carey Bentley

 

Everyone has 24 hours in the day, but how can we maximize that time to increase productivity? What tools and steps build most efficient, disciplined, and focused mindset? Carey Bentley, co-founder of the productivity program Life Hack Boot Camp shares her best tips on improving time management, making smart decisions, putting practice into action, and finding your life’s mission.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

  1. The number one hack to productivity is to get better at focusing. Be aware of our distraction culture.
  2. Make important decisions in the morning, and minimize the unimportant ones. If you can avoid decision fatigue, you avoid making the bad decisions.
  3. Start a spreadsheet. Figure out where your time needs to go by figuring out where it’s going right now. 
  4. We fear chasing the dream job because our brain tries to protect us from the potential pain. But in order to move forward, we have to deal with that fear.
  5. It’s not about failing or succeeding. It’s about practicing and taking actions every day that are consistent with the person you want to become.
  6. Surround yourself with a coach and a mastermind team who will keep you accountable.
  7. It’s not enough to have knowledge. You need discipline to enact intentional and effortful practice. The quality of practice just as important as quantity.
  8. Set up a routine to test, assess and then learn - that’s how you become an expert.
  9. If you can make something that’s valuable to the economy, something the market needs and wants, you’re talented at it, and you’re passionate about it - then you've found your mission.
  10. People can’t take away your authenticity. You create art just by being.

 

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MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

  1. Coach / mentor / teacher
    • The bar raiser
    • They have elevated expectations
    • The average you is not acceptable to them
    • They don’t let you make excuses
  2. Mastermind community
    • Find a team you respect
    • Search for likeminded people who are in same boat as you
    • They provide little bit of competition & feedback that you actually listen to

 

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How to Overcome Your Fears - Halloween Special

How to Overcome Your Fears - Halloween Special

 

What are you scared of the most? Failure? Imperfection? Insecurity? Discomfort? How has it kept you from pursuing your dream? In this Halloween special, Cathy shares what mindsets and mantras have helped her manage fear throughout her career, how to overcome your anxiety by recognizing your thoughts, and the one thing that’s scarier than dealing with these paralyzing emotions. 

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

  1. Don't resist fear. Show up anyway and build tolerance. 
  2. Fears are just stories we tell ourselves so much that we believe it. But we have control over what we choose to think.
  3. Things are as they are. And you can be with them just as they are.
  4. The more we try to avoid being uncomfortable, the more pain we create for ourselves
  5. Be a hot mess, be your honest self. It helps other people give themselves permission to do what scares them.
  6. What’s scarier than feeling foolish or uncomfortable? Regret for all the things you didn’t do.
  7. You don't get to a place where you lose the fear - you have the fear and still live with it 
  8. If you’re feeling scared of something, that’s a call to action.
  9. Life can be in pencil. The roles we take don't define who we are.
  10. Stop reading the manual. Just go out and do it.
  11. We always think of what there is to lose - but what is there to gain?
  12. Do something that scares you. Put it into practice. 
  13. Don’t evaluate your goal on a success or fail basis. Make it a goal to learn from the process.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Questions to ask yourself in moments of fear:
  1. What did I learn from this situation?
  2. How can I grow from it?
  3. What are positive things from the experience?
  4. Where do you want to be 5 years from now?

 

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    How Instagram Can Grow Your Business - Jasmine Star

    How Instagram Can Grow Your Business - Jasmine Star

     

    With more than 700 million users on Instagram, how do you find your own tribe of followers? How can Instagram help your business? Jasmine Star, photographer, blogger, and Instagram connoisseur had no experience, no education - and not even a camera when she decided to try wedding photography. But within the first 15 months, she had a six-figure business and a massive online community. She shares how to curate shareable content, why the feed algorithm loves live video, and why we should always have a goal to impact other lives - even if it’s just one.

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    TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

    1. You are enough. Don't avoid pursuing something just because you don't know it.
    2. It's better to serve 2 people instead of trying to reach 200 people. When you genuinely care about people you’re serving, your business will grow like wildfire.
    3. Identify the 9 to 12 categories that pertain to your service. Give people a better understanding of what you do and who you are.
    4. You have to be the smartest, or most educated - you just have to care.
    5. Give yourself grace. Do the things that you think you’ll do in retirement NOW.
    6. Jump and the net will appear.
    7. Highlight your business without talking about your business. Don't just say that your product is great. Tell your audience how it will help, empower, and educate them. 
    8. Growth is the strongest indicator that you're on the right path.
    9. Make the decisions, learn from mistakes and learn from successes. Keep running because no matter what, it’ll be okay.

     

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