309: Social Media and Visibility: Keep Doing What's WorkingThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
Social Media can be a very powerful tool for growing your business but it can also be a huge distraction. Instead of trying to learn the latest new social media tool or strategy, I'd love for you to think about what is working right now for you in terms of gaining visibility for your business. Let’s get back to the basics - I share some strategies for working on your personal network, and boosting your visibility, with some social media tips too.Join the BizChix Community Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: BAM Success Summit 2018 Social Media Marketing World Virtual Ticket Built to Sell Other Links Mentioned: Social Media Marketing Society BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 307: How to Maximize a Live Event with Julie Fry of Business Among Moms 270: The Magical Art of Niching Down 271: Should You Target Local Clients? Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind EliteChix Mastermind Strategy Session
This episode was first published at BizChix.com/309. Listen to our sister podcast, Stacking Your Team, on your podcast app or at BizChix.com.
308: [On Air Coaching] How to Design a Content Strategy to Grow Your Biz with Cheryl TanThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
Are you getting the Return on Investment you would expect from the content you are producing? How can you change your content strategy to help you business grow?
Join me as I coach Cheryl Tan, a journalist turned entrepreneur, on how to get more leads to come through her podcast and transform her content strategy to bring in more business. We discuss the benefits of interviews, solo episodes and on air coaching, as well as how to productize consulting services. I break down the steps Cheryl (and you!) can implement to create a content creation strategy that will give you the return on your investment that you deserve.Join the BizChix Community Connect With Cheryl Tan: Website STANDOUT with Cheryl Tan (Podcast) Work with Cheryl Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: Acuity Typeform Paypal Other Links Mentioned: Stand Out with Cheryl Tan Episode 47: Create the Life You Want with Jocelyn Sams The Flipped Lifestyle Podcast BizChix Episodes Mentioned: Other On Air Coaching Calls 263: How to Get More Clients 267: Strategically Design, Launch and Grow a Podcast with Natalie Eckdahl 209: Productive Podcast Guesting - Become a Podcast Guest with Natalie Eckdahl Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session
Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind EliteChix Mastermind Strategy Session
This episode was first published at BizChix.com/308.
307: How to Maximize a Live Event with Julie Fry of Business Among MomsThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
You’ve registered for an event or a conference - now, how do you make the most out of that investment?
My guest Julie Fry, founder of Business Among Moms, not only attends numerous events, but also hosts her own local meet ups and an annual conference. She joins me to talk about the top dos and don’ts to make every event you attend a successful one. We share our insights about things to do before, during and after an event, and discuss planning your event strategy, how to make connections and build your network, and even what you should wear! We’ve also got some pro-tips to make sure you’re maximizing your time at any event or conference you attend.Join the BizChix Community Connect With Julie Fry: Business Among Moms Website Instagram Twitter Books or Tools or Events Mentioned: BizChix Live 2018 BAM Success Summit 2018 Social Media Marketing World 2018 Other Links Mentioned: Follow Natalie on Twitter Follow Natalie on Instagram Jessica Rhodes, Interview Connections BizChix Episodes Mentioned: 24: Business Among Moms owner Julie Fry 249: Hosting Profitable Live Events with Julie Fry of Business Among Moms 16: John Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire Shares His Secrets Previous Episodes with Amy Porterfield Stacking Your Team (SYT) Episodes Mentioned: SYT 3: [On Air Coaching] First Steps to Hiring a Virtual Team with Lorena Klingel Work With Natalie: One Day Mastermind CEOCHIX Mastermind Strategy Session Work with Shelli: One Day Mastermind EliteChix Mastermind Strategy Session
This episode was first published at BizChix.com/307.
306: Top 7 Ways to Monetize a PodcastThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
There are numerous ways to monetize a podcast, but today I am focusing on the top ways I see working right now and the podcasters who are implementing them. One interesting observation is that most podcasters monetize through several methods.
Also, take advantage of the podcasting resources we have available to you including a comprehensive list of all the ways you can monetize a podcast, our New Podcaster Resource Guide plus our guide on how to Pitch to be on a Podcast.
Just go to BizChix.com/podcasting to get access.Other Episodes Mentioned:
305: [On Air Coaching] How to Generate Visibility, Price Services and Attract a New Niche with Lorena KlingelThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
How do you productize a service, and set the right price for it? What are some strategies to increase visibility for your business to attract the exact type of client you want to work with?
Join me as I coach Lorena Klingel, who has a successful business working with corporate clients but needs help generating visibility as she seeks to work with entrepreneurs. Lorena and I discuss pricing strategies and brainstorm tactics to boost visibility for her business. I also have advice on how to choose projects that suit her unique working style and strengths.
[:50] Natalie shares a little personal update about milestones she's celebrating in her family
[1:44] Natalie introduces her on-air coaching call client for this episode - Lorena Klingel.
[3:18] What is Lorena's business now, and where does she foresee it going?
[8:20] Natalie distills Lorena's Kolbe scores.
[12:29] Lorena is having some trouble with pricing her services with clients.
[17:52] Natalie helps Lorena brainstorm some ideas to get out of being paid hourly.
[23:23] Lorena brings up another problem she faces with regards to pricing on a project basis. Natalie has another client who has the exact same problem, and she shares some ideas on how Lorena can address the issue.
[39:00] What are some ways Lorena can increase visibility for her business?
[47:12] Lorena contemplates producing her own online modules to be shared to build street cred. Natalie shares her thoughts on this idea.
[51:48] Lorena's last question relates to building an email list. Natalie has some suggestions on how best to maximize that.
[54:40] Check out Lorena's call with Shelli Warren on the Stacking Your Team Podcast, and be sure to get in touch with Lorena via her website.
Connect with Lorena Klingel:LinkedIn Learn to Flourish
Mentioned in this Episode:Stacking Your Team Podcast with Shelli Warren Kolbe Personality Assessment Built to Sell, by John Warrillow Zoom Social Media Marketing World 2018 AWeber MailChimp ConvertKit Active Campaign Ontraport Infusionsoft
Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned:#225: Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem? Other On Air Coaching Calls
This episode was first published at BizChix.com/305.
304: The Fortune Is in the Follow-UpThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
How much money are you leaving on the table by not following up with your leads? Why is there fortune in the follow-up? On this episode, we're talking about how crucial it is to follow up with potential and past clients. I share my tips for overcoming fear of rejection and developing a healthy sales mindset, as well as how to create a follow-up system that works for you and I’m sharing the simple template I use to track leads.
Be sure to grab a copy of my Sales Follow-Up Template too!
Key Takeaways:Natalie shares some of her experiences where people have successfully followed up with her. Fear of rejection has a part to play in why people don't follow up or even start the sales process. It is important to overcome that fear by working on your sales mindset. A 'no' right now can become a 'yes' later. Keep that in mind for the next sales cycle. Another big missed opportunity is when you don't get an answer - instead of abandoning that prospect, follow up to get an answer! What is Natalie's follow-up system?
1) Start your day with how you can bring sales into your business.
2) Have a system for tracking leads and where they are in the sales cycle.
3) Keep it simple.
4) Create a visual reminder of your sales goals.
5) Celebrate your wins!
Mentioned in this Episode:Template for Sales Follow-Up Social Media Marketing World 2018 One Day Mastermind Loom Trello GoogleSheets Yesware
Previous BizChix Epsiodes Mentioned:263: How to Get More Clients 270: The Magical Art of Niching Down 271: Should You Target Local Clients? 298: [Best of 2016] Sales Made Easy with Natalie Eckdahl
This episode was first published at BizChix.com/304.
303: 4 Years of Podcasting - Finding My Voice, My Calling, and My CommunityThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
This episode marks my 4th year anniversary of the BizChix Podcast! Carol Cox and Shelli Warren, whom I met because of the podcast and who are now a very big part of my life, business, and podcast, join me in this episode! We discuss my podcasting journey, the lessons we’ve all learned about running a business and share some tips about entrepreneurship.
[:31] Natalie welcomes Shelli Warren and Carol Cox to her 4th year anniversary episode!
[1:10] How did Natalie, Shelli and Carol connect with each other?
[9:34] Natalie, Carol and Shelli discuss the importance of finding a mentor you like and whose approach you are comfortable with.
[14:31] What would Natalie have told herself as she was just starting out on her podcasting journey, based on what she knows now?
[18:06] Did Natalie have an 'aha!' moment when she realized she should be telling people how to work with her?
[19:33] Natalie has evolved as a leader and changed the context of her offering over the years. What offerings is Natalie most proud of?
[28:05] There are more and more podcasts being released, so it's becoming harder to differentiate from other podcasts and to keep listeners engaged. What does Natalie see going forward in terms of trends in podcasting?
[33:41] If you're thinking about starting a podcast, you have to be in it for the long-game.
[36:21] What do Carol, Shelli and Natalie know for sure about entrepreneurship? They share their lessons from their personal entrepreneurship journeys.
[47:27] Shelli will be launching a new podcast soon - watch out for it!
Join the BizChix Community at BizChix.com.
Connect with Carol Cox:Carol Cox Speaking Your Brand Podcast Carol Cox on Twitter Carol Cox on Instagram
Connect with Shelli Warren:Shelli Warren
Mentioned in this Episode:Social Media Marketing World 2018 Entrepreneurs on Fire Elite Chix CEO Chix
Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned:85: Dr. Romie Mushtaq is Teaching the Medicine Behind Mindfulness 278: [High Performing Women] Gaining Visibility AND Clients Through Speaking with Carol Cox 279: [High Performing Women] Stacking a Team with Shelli Warren
Previous Anniversary Episodes:152: One Year Anniversary 209: Two Year Anniversary 251: Three Year Anniversary
This episode was first published at BizChix.com/303.
302: Teams are the “New” Passive IncomeThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
Passive income is the quest these days, but did you know that teams are the “new” passive income? What is passive income? What are some of the different ways you can gain passive income? How does hiring others and building your team, especially in a service based business, help create income?
If you’ve been looking for ways to create passive income in your business, it might be time to start thinking about building your team. Train others to do what you do, in the way you do it. In this episode, I share strategies and tips, as well as some of the success stories I’ve seen.
Get the worksheets referenced in this episode at bizchix.com/moretime.
[1:41] Natalie will be speaking at Social Media Marketing World, as well as hosting one-day Masterminds through the year, so be sure to look out for those!
[5:37] What is passive income? Honestly speaking, there is no income that is really passive. Natalie explains why.
[9:56] If you have a service-based business, create passive income by training others to do what you do, in the way you do it. Natalie shares how she applied this principle to her business.
[15:36] Don't let the fear of needing to have an entire certification or training program hold you back. Natalie has some ideas on how you can create a minimum viable product to keep moving forward.
[19:50] Building a team is not often talked about as a means of creating passive income. Natalie has some examples of other women who have created passive income by building their teams.
Mentioned in this Episode:Connect with Natalie at Social Media Marketing World 2018 1-Day Masterminds Companion Worksheets Speaking Your Brand with Carol Cox Speaking Your Brand Podcast with Carol Cox Elite Chix Mastermind (5-figure Businesses) Zoom Book a Strategy Session
Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned:299: Start with The End in Mind 300: Buy Back Your Time - Part 1 301: Buy Back Your Time - Part 2 222: The Six Lies of 6-Figure Launches 281: [High Performing Women] Training Your Team and Stepping into Thought Leadership with Kate Ahl 284: [High Performing Women] From School Nurse with a Side Hustle to Multi-Six Figure, Multi-Business Owner with Karey Northington High Performing Women Series 286: [High Performing Women] Growing a 7 Figure Business, Launching a Certification Program and Permission to be Selfish with Cate Stillman of Yogahealer
This episode was first published at BizChix.com/302.
301: Buy Back Your Time (Part 2)The BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
Take control of your life, buy back your time, and outsource! Find out more about all the different ways you can buy back your time, and how to get into the mindset of outsourcing. Are objections from people around you holding you back? I have some great tips for overcoming that too!
I’m a huge fan of outsourcing to create more time in my life for the things that are important to me. I share what I personally outsource at home and at work, and positives and negatives of outsourcing overseas. There are also some really useful software apps and services to help you buy back more time, which I share with you in this episode.
Be sure to snag the free companion worksheets for this episode: BizChix.com/moretime.Key Takeaways:
[4:26] What are some ways you can buy back your time?
[8:00] What kind of mindset do you need to get into the practice of outsourcing? Why don’t people outsource more? Natalie discusses fear of judgment, fear of losing control, and lack of money as objections that often hold women back from outsourcing.
[20:49] How can you overcome spousal or partner objection with regard to outsourcing? Natalie takes us step-by-step through the process.
[26:28] What is Natalie outsourcing in her life? She shares her personal experiences, past and present to give you some ideas on what you could be outsourcing too!
[34:19] The companion worksheet for this episode can help you look at what you are already outsourcing, in your home and in your business, as well as what areas you could be outsourcing in the future.
[36:08] Natalie uses her executive assistant in both a personal and professional capacity.
[41:10] What is Natalie outsourcing in her business? Natalie shares her pro-tip about hiring people and creating systems. She also reflects on how her business has evolved over time and what functions she has outsourced.
[53:43] There’s a feature episode on how to hire, onboard, and train people at home and in the office coming up, so watch out for that in the future!
[54:05] Use your personal network to find people for your home and your office! Natalie also has some great advice and resources to tap into.
[59:13] Automating through systems is a great way to do work more efficiently. How can you incorporate this into your business and home?Mentioned in this Episode: Companion Worksheets for Episodes 299, 300 and 301 BizChix Live 2018 Google Calendar Zoom Loom Hiring: Executive Assistant Position BizChix Masterminds Nextdoor App Care.com Upwork Fiverr The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level,
by Gay Hendricks Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned: “299: Start with the End in Mind” “300: Buy Back Your Time - Part 1”
This episode was first published at BizChix.com/301
300: Buy Back Your Time (Part 1)The BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
Are your ready to get more time in your life? The next two episodes will take you through my process of getting more time through delegating, outsourcing and using apps.
I share about a well respected study that confirms that outsourcing can make you happy and more satisfied with your life. I also walk through how you can track your weekly tasks at home and at work so that it makes it really easy to see what to outsource.
Go to BizChix.com/moretime to get the free companion worksheets.Mentioned in this Episode:
BizChix Live (tickets available and 70% sold out)
This episode was first published at BizChix.com/300.
299: Start with the End in MindThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
It’s easy to launch into a new year, and get busy conquering new goals and projects without thinking through how we really want to feel at the end. I get vulnerable and share how I purposefully chose to make 2017 a year where my home and self were a bit neglected in the interest of exponentially growing BizChix and how and why I am transforming that this year. You’ll get a chance to pause and take a breath and reflect on 2017 and set an intention for 2018 in terms of three areas, home, self and business. I hope you snag the free download with companion worksheets to this episode via BizChix.com/299. If you are already on my email list, then it is in your inbox today.
298: [Best of 2016] Sales Made EasyThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
Do you hate sales and selling? Do you wish it was easier to get people to work with you? I have just the tips, strategies, and advice for you, in this throwback episode from 2016 with a few NEW bonus tips and tools at the end. I want you to be in a sales mindset as you move into 2018!
How to deal with sales is a question that comes up often in my strategy sessions and masterminds, but the truth is if you want to be an entrepreneur, you’re going to have to sell. The good thing is that it doesn’t have to be difficult! I share four topics that will help make sales easier, from start to close. I also have some additional insights I’ve gathered since 2016, as well as some tools that are working for me right now.
Natalie shares a funny/embarrassing story involving herself, her team, and gifts they sent to their clients.
Let’s talk sales! Natalie is actually in a sales process right now in her business — openings are still available for masterminds starting in January!
Sales is not a topic that is often talked about but is crucial for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
What is your mindset around sales? Natalie virtually coaches you through discovering your sales mindset and shares her own personal positive and negative sales experiences.
Your personal network is the first place to start when it comes to promoting your service or product.
If you want to grow your business, you’re going to have to personally sell your product or service. Natalie has some tips to get you started.
Sales is not just about selling — success lies in the follow-up! How can you design a good system for following up with leads?
Natalie shares how her sales process and system has changed since 2016, as well as some tools she uses to help her in sales.
Natalie wraps up this episode with an update on what her family’s up to during the holidays! Tickets for BizChix Live 2018 are going on sale, so be sure to check that out!
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This episode first appeared on BizChix.com/298.
297: [Best of 2015] Understanding Millennials and Generation Z with Amanda SlavinThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
As a business owner I am hiring Millennials for my team and they are hiring me as a business coach and mastermind leader so I love learning how to understand and serve them better. Amanda Slavin, CEO and founder of CatalystCreativ has built an incredible agency that helps brands connect with Millennials. We cover: Why generations of people behave in ways different from previous or subsequent generations? What motivates Millennials, and how does that factor into business? Whether you’re creating a new marketing plan, designing a new product or service, or looking to hire, it’s crucial to understand people’s motivations, and Millennials and Generation Z are a huge market.
[:50] This is a throwback to Natalie's favorite interview from 2015 — an interview with Amanda Slaven discussing Millennials and Generation Z.
[2:43] Natalie still has some spots left for Masterminds starting in January!
[6:10] Where did Amanda grow up, and what was she like as a little girl?
[8:22] What is Amanda working on right now?
[9:00] What is the Millennial generation? How has Amanda found that the Millennial generation wants to be engaged with differently?
[16:21] It is important to understand each generation, because the things that motivated previous generations may not necessarily motivate Millennials or Generation Z.
[18:26] What are some campaigns that have been successful in engaging Millennials or Generation Z?
[22:12] What is the Downtown Project?
[25:19] How did Amanda get to where she is today?
[29:15] Entrepreneurs aren't often sure how to connect with large corporate clients. What has Amanda’s experience been building relationships with different brands?
[33:24] How has Amanda built a team of people that work best with her? How does she manage her team through the use of technology?
[37:13] What is Amanda most excited about for her business?
[39:06] Get in touch with Amanda through her website or social media!
[41:32] Natalie shares how Amanda’s business has evolved since this interview was conducted, and her key takeaway from Amanda's experience.
Connect with Amanda Slavin:
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296: [Best of 2014] Think and Grow Rich for Women with Sharon LechterThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
One of my favorite interviews of all times was with Sharon Lechter, author of Think and Grow Rich for Women, co-author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and many more.
She is an incredible advocate for women entrepreneurs and I felt like I was being mentored as I interviewed her.
Sharon is also the founder and CEO of Pay Your Family First, a financial education organization, and has served both presidents Bush and Obama on the first President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy.
Don't miss Sharon’s insights on entrepreneurship, mindset, masterminds, work-life balance, and so much more!
[1:13] This episode is a throwback to the best of 2014 — interview with author Sharon Lechter.
[3:10] There’s still a little time left to sign up for a Mastermind program with Natalie!
[6:35] Natalie introduces her guest for this episode — Sharon Lechter.
[7:31] Where did Sharon grow up and what was she like as a child?
[10:53] How did Robert Kiyosaki get connected with Sharon and how did that relationship grow?
[15:41] How did Sharon publish the first 1,000 copies of her book, and how did it take off from there?
[17:30] Sharon had a ten-year partnership with her co-author, Robert. How did they decide to dissolve the partnership?
[18:41] What was the experience like when Sharon got the call to be part of the first President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy?
[22:39] What is the difference between the original Think and Grow Rich book, and the new Think and Grow Rich for Women?
[26:01] How can someone in a negative mindset shift to a more positive mindset?
[28:23] Napoleon Hill was the first person to create the concept of a mastermind. What is a mastermind and how does it work?
[31:52] In her book, Sharon also touches on the concept of being mindful of your communication style. How does that affect women entrepreneurs?
[37:20] Sharon shares her thoughts on work-life balance as it relates to women and a personal experience of overcoming worry.
[44:40] What are some productivity tools and tips that Sharon uses? 2-2-2-2-2!
[49:40] What is Sharon most excited about in her business in the upcoming year?
[51:04] Get in touch with Sharon via social media or email!
[52:11] Sharon shares some inspirational quotes.
[57:32] Natalie shares her key takeaways from listening to her interview with Sharon again.
Connect with Sharon Lechter:
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Other Biz Chix Episodes Mentioned:
295: Discover Your Innate Strengths with Andrea MacKenzie of Lead with Harmony (Kolbe Certified)The BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
Do you love doing personality tests and assessments to learn more about yourself and how you work? Have you assessed your team? On this episode, Andrea MacKenzie and I discuss the Kolbe Assessment, which measures your instinctive way of doing things.
Andrea is a consultant, coach, and educator who helps her clients create high performance in their businesses by understanding themselves and their teams better.
Prior to our interview, my team and I took the Kolbe assessments and Andrea analyzed the results. Andrea coaches me through her findings and what this means for my team to work together more effectively.
Part interview, part on-air coaching of me — I’m sure you don’t want to miss out on this exciting episode! Andrea has some exclusive offers to work with her too.
[:01] Part interview, part on-air coaching of me on the Kolbe Assessment with guest expert, Andrea McKenzie.
[2:25] Where did Andrea grow up, and what was she like as a little girl.
[3:45] What is Andrea’s business and how do people work with her?
[5:45] What is the Kolbe A Assessment and how is it different from other personality tests?
[11:25] What is the Kolbe C Assessment, and the Right Fit Assessment?
[18:22] Natalie took her Kolbe A assessment recently. Andrea talks about what her report means, and how this impacts her team.
[25:40] The Kolbe Assessment also opens the door for communication between leaders and their teams.
[27:25] What are some things that Natalie needs to be careful of, and watch out for on her team, to reduce conflict, play to her team’s strengths, and be a more successful team overall?
[31:31] Natalie and Andrea discuss the different Kolbe Assessments that would be useful in different scenarios. Andrea also shares her experiences of using Kolbe with other clients.
[36:52] How can Biz Chix utilize Andrea’s expertise?
[42:11] Do remember to apply for Natalie’s Biz Chix Masterminds starting soon!
[45:18] Natalie summarizes her key takeaways from this episode.
Connect with Andrea MacKenzie:
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294: MINDSET - 4 Strategies to Conquer Your Mindset BattlesThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
There’s a battle going on inside your head, but the good news is you have the power and ability to win it. Mindset is something that every entrepreneur deals with on a daily basis, but nobody talks about it! On this episode, I share with you four of my strategies for conquering mindset issues and moving your business to the next level.
[:45] Mindset issues are something every entrepreneur struggles with. Natalie will be sharing her strategies for conquering these issues.
[2:54] If you are in the midst of a mindset issue, congratulate yourself for realizing that! Strategy 1 is shared.
[4:46] Strategy 2.
[6:34] Strategy 3.
[7:38] Strategy 4.
[9:01] There's a battle going on in your mind, but you're not alone, and you are in control of your mind.
[11:05] Bonus strategy (Ok, there were really 5 to share!)
[12:09] You're always going to have to conquer mindset issues, at each step of your business. But you have the power and ability to do it.
[13:18] Joining a mastermind is one of the best ways to get support with your mindset. Natalie has masterminds launching soon, so don't hesitate to apply!
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293: [On Air Coaching] Where Are They Now? Updates with Christina Nicholson, Shannon Crow, Lilah Higgins, Julie Hefner, and Tara Lynn FosterThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
We have another update from previous on-air coaching clients! Christina Nicholson, Shannon Crow, Lilah Higgins, Julie Hefner and Tara Lynn Foster share their business updates. Some of them have changed their goals, the direction of their business, overcome fears and more, but all of them are definitely having incredible success in their businesses. Tune in to find out more and be inspired by their success!
[:11] Natalie has Masterminds launching in January!
[1:15] Happy Thanksgiving! Natalie will be sharing the day with her sister-in-law, who has 12 children!
[2:38] This episode features five more entrepreneurs who have done on-air coaching calls!
[3:25] Natalie is thankful to all of you Biz Chix for supporting the podcast, and being a part of the community!
[7:35] The first update is from Christina Nicholson. She shares how her business has grown and changed, and how her goals have changed as well!
[15:50] The next update comes from Shannon Crow. She talks about overcoming her fears and launching her podcast! She also has an update on her consultation calls, and how she’s figuring things out as she goes.
[24:00] Lilah Higgins is up next to share her updates. Lilah was thinking about expanding into the corporate space but had a realization that prompted her to move in a slightly different direction.
[26:52] Julie Hefner shares her update about how Natalie has helped her grow her confidence, structure her business, and network more.
[33:07] The final update comes from Tara Lynn Foster. She shares about how her learning experiences from marketing and conducting group coaching. She talks about the three things she has done that have really made a big difference in her business in the past year.
[39:52] If you’re interested in exploring a Mastermind with Natalie, don’t forget to apply as soon as possible!
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Previous Biz Chix Episodes Mentioned:● 222: The 6 Lies of Six Figure Launches
292: [On Air Coaching] How to Connect and Leverage Relationships with Complementary Service Providers with Kimberley O’BrienThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
How can you connect with other professionals and complementary businesses that serve the same ideal client? What’s the best way to increase visibility for your business?
Join me as I coach Kimberley O’Brien, who runs an innovative child psychology practice and a publishing house that creates material and programs for schools. We brainstorm ideas to tap into her personal network and explore other avenues for creating visibility in her business.
Kimberley and I also discuss some of her reservations about taking on more responsibilities as a CEO. I have some tips on that as well, so be sure not to miss out on this episode!
[:50] Natalie shares a fun story about her son, Jett.
[2:04] Natalie is still accepting applications for her Mastermind Programs starting in January 2018!
[4:13] Natalie introduces her on-air coaching client for this episode —
[6:38] What is Kimberley's business, and how long has she been practicing?
[8:10] What does Kimberley's team look like? What are the roles of the different members?
[9:25] What kind of programs does Kimberley have in schools? How many schools does she work with?
[13:57] Kimberley wants to increase visibility for her business, and roll out to more schools. How can she use the two days that she has to be as productive as she can be?
[20:46] Natalie has some suggestions for Kimberley to expose all the teachers and students to her program at once, as well as to involve teachers into her program by providing training for them. Natalie breaks down what she envisions for Kimberley’s two
[27:32] Kimberley is considering the idea of landing keynotes and speaking engagements to increase visibility. Natalie talks her through where she might look for these engagements or even the possibility of creating an event for these key decision-makers.
[31:08] Kimberley is also thinking of starting a podcast. What is her vision for the podcast? Natalie has some tips on starting a podcast.
[37:05] Natalie recommends building a community for industry professionals, educators, and parents to come together and discuss how to help the children they work with.
[43:50] With any big endeavor in a business, it is important to consider what you want to get out of it. Natalie and Kimberley talk through her motivations for running a virtual summit.
[47:09] Natalie has some tips for Kimberley to take on more of a CEO role in her business. They discuss some of Kimberley's reservations about stepping up to take on more responsibility.
[56:52] Natalie summarizes her key takeaway from the on-air coaching call with Kimberley, and encourages you to think about how you can connect with complementary service providers in 2018!
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291: [On Air Coaching] Fear of Success with Taryn HolmstromThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
Mindset issues affect all entrepreneurs regardless of their level of business. Fear of failure is a common block, but did you know that fear of success can hold you back too?
Join me as I coach Taryn Holmstrom, owner of a successful wedding rental business in the Northwest. I help her peel back the onion and uncover the root of her fears.
Taryn and I also discuss some ways to take her business to the next level — an organizational chart can be a useful way to plan for this, so don’t forget to get your free download!
[1:08] Natalie introduces her on-air coaching client for this episode — Taryn Holmstrom of Skagit Valley Wedding Rentals.
[10:24] What is Taryn’s business? She shares how she got started in her business, and the role her family plays in her life.
[14:08] When Taryn had a strategy session with Natalie about a year ago, she didn’t have a clear line drawn between personal and business accounts. She does now! Natalie shares her advice on why it’s important to keep these accounts separate.
[16:05] What other changes have happened in the last year? Taryn talks about moving to a different, more consistent child care program for her children so that she has more time to focus on her business.
[19:44] Taryn has a very healthy money mindset, but she has a fear of success, in terms of the amount of time she would have to dedicate to achieving success.
[21:01] What has Taryn’s experience been adding staff and outsourcing tasks?
[24:11] Natalie encourages Taryn to think about what her organizational chart would look like as she grows. It is important to think about the functions of the business, not the people on hand.
[31:34] Based on Taryn’s current situation, she has two options: a) maintain her current structure, limit her client base and raise prices, or b) grow the business by hiring more people to support more clients. Natalie and Taryn discuss her options based on her strengths and weaknesses.
[38:33] Natalie addresses Taryn’s fear of success with a key insight: At the end of the day, know that you as the business owner are in complete control of everything that’s happening in your business.
[43:27] Taryn has a lightbulb moment — teachers can be a great resource for her to tap into during her busiest months in summer!
[45:24] Natalie has a free download for you! Download the organizational chart and write out the functions of your business. Based on the vision you have for your business in 2018, you can see where you might need to hire more people.
[47:30] Natalie’s advice for anyone feeling overwhelmed is to get it all out, and not let it float around in your head!
[50:41] Natalie is accepting applications for her Mastermind Programs!Connect with Taryn Holmstrom: Skagit Valley Wedding Rentals Mentioned in this Episode: Biz Chix Masterminds Natalie on Instagram Previous BizChix Episodes Mentioned: “290: [On Air Coaching] Where Are They Now? Updates with Betsy Furler, Blair Thielemier, Freya Casey and Shawna Dingman” “288: Time Management for High Performers: How to Map Your Ideal Month, Ideal Week, Theme Days and Time Block” Other On Air Coaching Calls
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290: [on air coaching] Where Are They Now? Updates with Betsy Furler, Blair Thielemier, Freya Casey and Shawna DingmanThe BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Women in Tech | Small Business | Productivity | Masterminds | Biz Chix add
By popular request, I am bringing back Blair Thielemier, Betsy Furler, Freya Casey and Shawna Dingman, women who have done on-air coaching calls with me, to give you an update. What action have they taken? How have their businesses progressed? What are their next steps as their businesses continue to grow? Tune in to be inspired by the incredible progress these ladies have made!
[:47] Natalie is bringing back several women that have done on-air coaching calls!
[2:30] The first update is from Blair Thielemier. She shares how her business has progressed since her call with Natalie discussing if she should launch a podcast.
[8:05] The next update is from Betsy Furler. She shares how her business has grown in the last nine months, the launch of her new books, how her money mindset has changed, and some of the changes she’s made in her life and business.
[17:55] Freya Casey is the next guest. She talks about raising her prices and shares some of the numbers from her business, as well as how she has developed her avatar. She is also working on her first book!
[24:25] The final update comes from Shawna Dingman. She has taken a lot of action since the coaching call, and these changes have had an impact not just on her business, but on her family life as well. She also shares some of the strategies she’s utilizing to maximize her time in her zone of genius and grow her business.
[39:53] Presale of tickets for Biz Chix Live 2018 is over, but do get on the waiting list if you’re interested in joining the event next year!
[41:52] Natalie highlights some key takeaways looking at her clients and how far they’ve come in their businesses.
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