The five signs that indicate a mastermind is what you need to up-level your business:

So masterminds huh? They sound cool and exciting but when do you know that you’re ready to join one?

I’ve been running masterminds since 2015, and I’m personally in one for my business growth too. I’ve experienced the benefits, and exponential business growth first hand and my clients’ results include launching new side-hustles, online programs, adding new clients, new revenue streams, and hitting their income goals in half the time they anticipated.

Bottom line: masterminds are the BOMB when it comes to growing your business fast! (if you ask me :))

In this episode, I’m sharing how to identify when and if you need a mastermind. Ready? Let’s jump right in.

The five signs that indicate a mastermind is what you need to up-level in your business:

1. You’re gearing up for massive growth in your business


You’re implementing all sorts of new strategies, expanding your team and planning significant expansion. It’s new territory; you don’t have many or maybe ANY business friends who are at this level of business. And you’re facing all sorts of new challenges. Having support and accountability from like-minded people get where you’re at or are a little further along in their business would massively help you figure out the right path to hit your goal faster.

2. You’re doubting whether you’re prioritizing the right stuff to grow your business


There are all sorts of roads that may lead to success… or dare we even say it: failure. Which one of the options at hand is the right option to achieve your business success, faster and smarter? The collective intelligence and experience of a curated mastermind group helps you brainstorm the best business strategies and gives you hardcore advice to work smarter while speeding up your results.

My Mastermind Buddies and I with our Business Coach at a Mastermind Day in New York City.
My Mastermind Buddies and I with our Business Coach at a Mastermind Day in New York City with Money Mindset Coach, Denise Duffield-Thomas.
3. You’re facing new challenges in your business


Congratulations you did it, you officially grew to a new level in your business! But now you’ve got some new hurdles, like who to hire first, or perhaps you have to restructure your team and fire some people. There are lots of growing pains that come with business growth, and when you have a mastermind group who has your back, you’ll be able to overcome all these problems with more ease and confidence.

4. You’re feeling isolated and lonely


You have all these fantastic ideas, and amazing things are happening in your business, but there’s no one who you can call to bounce ideas off of or who can genuinely rejoice in your success and understand your entrepreneurial journey. Mastermind buddies are THE best people to celebrate, be vulnerable with or bounce ideas off of because they get you! They know you inside out because they live a parallel life to you in their business.

5. You’re struggling to focus and stay grounded on your way to your goals


Most entrepreneurs have shiny object syndrome – which is a beautiful gift when it comes to creating new and exciting programs and products, but it seriously blows and throws you off track when you’re trying to stay focussed and finish a project. Mastermind friends keep you accountable, they hold you to your mission and your ultimate goal and can call you out on your BS when you go astray.

Stay tuned for my next post featuring the two most common objections about masterminds and how it’s killing your business! Subscribe to the newsletter and get your million-dollar mindset cheat sheet below!

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{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #63: Scaling to multiple locations + disrupting your market


Today, on the Savvy Business Show we talk with Courtney Culnane of Leeward Counseling on business structure and how you can disrupt the market and scale your business to multiple locations.

Courtney started her career in counseling after she saw the benefits of therapy in her own life. She always had a vision mental health was something comfortable and approachable and she knew she couldn’t do it alone.

Courtney is constantly pushing the status quo and disrupting the market. She has also made it a point to invest in her business – coaching, and support in a mastermind. Click here to see the ROI she’s received by doing this.

You don’t have to do these new complicated things but just small tweaks are how you can disrupt the market. By being a little more you and caring about your people. Your people will feel your authenticity.

Being an entrepreneur is a lot of pressure with all the responsibility and it can be lonely at the top. You can choose to make things easier on you and invest in parts of your business with outside help.

Courtney believes that you can’t not afford to hire a business coach, because of a similar concept to what she focuses on in therapy. Allowing you to help yourself and get the skills you don’t have.

Courtney has taken the leap into private pay in her business. In order to do the best job in mental health. While insurance is great it doesn’t align with Courtney’s bigger picture.

She needed to get her team on board with her vision and having a business coach helped to get to her goals. This allows people to make a bigger commitment to themselves to make the change they want and need.

You can find Courtney at Leeward Counseling.

To dive in more listen below.

Listen Now:


In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Lessons in navigating rapid growth in your business structure
  • Investing in your business

About Courtney:

Courtney is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who earned her bachelor’s degree from Boston College and her master’s degree from Boston University School of Medicine.

She was recently named as one of IFAH top 100 Leaders in Health Care and has been featured in podcasts and publications, such as Boston Voyager.

Courtney also uses therapy dogs as part of her work and sees clients privately for Sport & Performance Psychology.

 

What did you think??

As, always we’d love to hear from you and any take aways you have from todays episode. If you , today’s episode please share it on social media and tag us @hannekeantonelli, we can’t wait to see you online!

 


NEW: APPLY TO BE PART OF THE SAVVY CEO MASTERMIND (Includes Private Coaching!)

Click here to apply and transform to a savvy and confident CEO. 
As part of this program you’ll:

  1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
  2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
  3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
  4. Create women its space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
 
This program will start mid-October.

 

Get ready for some serious upleveling and invest in the best support possible to grow your business and transform to a confident and savvy CEO!

Apply here now. 

 

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Incorporate this sheet into your weekly CEO meeting and make the little adjustments that will result in massive success!

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Forbes Magazine says you must join a mastermind

Forbes top reasons to join an innovative mastermind

Forbes top reasons to join an innovative mastermind

Masterminds are so effective that hardcore business magazines like Forbes regularly write about the benefits an innovative mastermind can provide for entrepreneurs.

By using a peer-to-peer mentoring concept to help members share and learn from members experiences with innovation, creativity and leadership turning members into savvy CEO’s.

In this podcast, we’ll take a look at the reasons Forbes magazine like masterminds for growing your business and I’ll also share a few resources to help you find a mastermind that suits your needs.

Here’s what one Forbes article highlighted on what a mastermind can help your business with:

  1. Accountability
  2. Regular connection.
  3. Networks beyond your own to tap into.
  4. A trusted circle of colleagues to help you make decisions.
  5. A chance to learn from other businesses and leaders.
  6. A confidential space to discuss challenges and problems.
  7. A laboratory to learn and experiment.
  8. A reflection of your own wisdom and expertise as you help others.
  9. And potentially long-term friendships and connections.
Photo credit: Forbes Magazine's Website
Photo credit: Forbes Magazine’s Website

 

“Having people around to call on when you need it is one of the soundest investments you can make.” I couldn’t agree more with Forbes Magazine on this. If you look at the most successful people in business, you’ll notice that none of them got there alone. They leveraged the crap out of their networks and connections, invest in support, created buy-in from others, and then they achieved massive success.

The sense of community and camaraderie is also one of the top things my mastermind members mention when asked what they love about The Savvy Business Masterminds. When you surround yourself with this level of support everything becomes possible.

As one Savvy Business Mastermind Member puts it:

“I like the idea of a tightly-knit cohort working together to problem solve; we can’t do this alone, and it’s high time I lean into the collective support.”

But that’s not all the Savvy Business Masterminds are great at. One of the many things that set The Savvy Business Masterminds apart from other masterminds is its sole objective. This goal creates helps our members to become laser focused, which results in the massive shifts and momentum they experience.

Results like this one:

“Within 60 days I had hit my biggest income month of the entire year and made massive up-levels in my life and business!”

Focus builds momentum and that leads to massive results and success:

As the saying goes:

“What we focus on expands”

In The Savvy Business Masterminds we live by this goal:

To transform our members to savvy and confident business owners and CEOs, working less and earning more!

When you’re a member of The Savvy Business Mastermind you’ll be able to:

a) Fully step into your role as CEO of your company

b) Lead from that C-suite level (with confidence)

c) Work with more intention and ease (read – work less, earn more!)

All the resources, the book club calls, and the monthly hot seat calls are geared to help you achieve and stay focused on our mantra.

And yes, of course, we get into the other nitty gritty things of running a business too but we always ensure that we look at things through the lens of our main objective:

  1. Are you operating and leading from the C-suite
  2. Will the decision or solution to your problem help you to work less and earn more!?

The leader of the mastermind has a lot to do with the success of the group.

When joining a mastermind you want to make sure that it’s lead by someone who is qualified for the job. The perfect package is normally a certified coach who is also a master facilitator.

When you join the Savvy Business Masterminds you get the whole package! Hanneke is a certified and award-winning coach with a business degree as well as 15 years of business experience. And in the last 10 years, she’s built two award-winning businesses.

“Hanneke, you are the master moderator! “

A mastermind that focuses on both Mindset and Strategy:

In the words of Tony Robbins:

Success is 80% mindset and 20% symantics

By always ensuring that we’re keeping our eye on this one specific prize, our masterminds allow room for both the:

  1. mindset shifts that need to happen in order for you to lead and grow your business from the C-suite. This shift transforms you to a confident business owner and CEO.
  2. practical strategies that you need to run your business more efficiently and effectively.

End result: The perfect combination for success:

Our focus on the objective along with the fact that we discuss both mindset and business strategies make The Savvy Business Masterminds an experience and support system like no other!

Wanna know more about our community of high-level thinking entrepreneurs?

The Savvy Business Masterminds is a network of high-level thinking entrepreneurs whose mission is to scale and grow their companies to profitable and sustainable empires, while transforming to confident business owners and CEOs, working with more ease and intention. In short, we’re here to help you become the business savviest CEO while working less and earning more!

We are always inviting new members into our Masterminds if you’d like to join this dynamic community.

>>Click here to learn more about The Savvy Business Masterminds.<<

“I’ve been harnessing the CEO mentality and can really see a shift in my bravery.”

 

Want to make sure masterminds is the right investment to up-level your business? Download this PDF with the Five Questions you must ask yourself before joining a mastermind.

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Original Forbes Article.

How one marketing genius used her skills to start her own marketing agency to help brands excel.

How one marketing genius used her skills to start her own marketing agency to help brands excel.


Janet has worked with various clients providing digital and content marketing services. After two years of full-time freelancing, Janet decided to start Aimtal with her business partner. Together, they have built an agency that not only allows their team to work remotely but to also support clients remotely. Janet believes that employees deliver their best work when they have the freedom and flexibility to work and live from their favorite spots in the world.

She’s been a part of the Savvy Business Mastermind Community since June 2018 and since then she’s gone from being a freelancer to running a multiple six-figure marketing agency.

Meet Janet

Janet is the CEO + Co-founder of Aimtal. She works directly with her clients to provide exceptional digital and content marketing services. Aimtal supports businesses in the tech consulting, SaaS, and eCommerce industries.

Janet’s passion for marketing didn’t stop after college or after the many internships related to the field. Upon graduation, she worked for an IT staffing firm and helped grow its marketing strategies and department.

After three years with the firm, Janet craved flexibility and creativity. She traveled through South America for four months and upon her return to Boston, she started freelancing.

Client Challenge:

Janet joined The Savvy Business Masterminds before starting her agency. A month later, she officially started Aimtal in August 2018.

Janet was making good money as a freelancer but definitely needed help with client projects and the need to scale the business or bring on contractors to help. She was looking to get more support and accountability to help her grow her business.

Hanneke’s Solution:

Hanneke recommended to start working on her mindset.

“I didn’t have as much confidence when I joined the mastermind and now I am very confident in the decision of my business,” says Janet.

Hanneke also helps clients get clear on their mission and values of their business. Taking a look at what the bigger picture is for its impact and growth.

Results:

Janet always had the vision to work for a remote company and she has successfully set her business up to support her team and clients completely remote.

Working with Hanneke has helped me structure my business to support my lifestyle and the people who work with me.

Janet Mesh, CEO + Co-founder of Aimtal

Janet was able to set healthier boundaries in her professional relationships with my time. She is not afraid to price her services at what they’re worth and no longer has a fear of losing out on business. There will always be more clients!

Once Janet joined the mastermind, she set a revenue goal of $100,000.

Janet says, “Not only did I reach that goal, but I surpassed it!” My business is well on its way to hit its revenue goal of $250,000 and we’re actually profitable! I’m able to pay myself and my contractors well.”

Feedback:

Janet says, “I love how Hanneke seems to always have the answers but she doesn’t just tell you what to do. She guides me (with the help from the group) to decisions that make me feel like they’re the exact ones I need to make in order to move my business forward.”

“I put a lot of effort and hard work (and tears haha) into growing and building Aimtal. But I don’t think I would be as clear and as confident in the direction of the agency if I wasn’t in the mastermind and working with Hanneke.”

You can really benefit from having a group of entrepreneurial women to talk with and bounce ideas off of whenever you need to. Some of them become some of your very good friends and you can co-work or just meet up for drinks, etc. to chat about businesses and life.

Savvy Business Retreat:

“The Savvy Business Retreat made me ask the hard questions and really put pen to paper in what I envision for Aimtal,” says Janet.

You’ll leave with a notebook full of ideas and practical strategies. The Savvy Business retreat will help you to ask the hard questions about your business goals. To reach your goals hold yourself accountable to commit to those goals you write down for the next 1-3 years.


Five Keys to Unlock Your Profitable Business

Five Keys to Unlock Your Profitable Business

Unlock your profitable Business: Last week I did a super fun interview with Kit Pang, the owner of Boston Speaks. In the interview, I revealed the five keys all entrepreneurs (and especially my boss ladies) need to unlock a profitable business. Almost 600 people watched this interview on Facebook, and I was overwhelmed by all the positive comments on how helpful it was.

In this interview you’ll receive the five keys to unlock your profitable business:
  1. How to rock your confidence and own your results and value
  2. Charge what your services are REALLY worth – this is something that comes up at various levels in business – and a big reason why I created my Savvy Business Retreat
    • FACT: I see way too many women bartering or working for free and asking other women to work for free. And I also see a lot of prices comparing with others.
    • FACT: If we want to get paid the same as men and be treated the same  – then that means we have to step up and claim our own worth.
  3. How to stay in your lane: Stop comparing yourself to others, stop competing on price with others
  4. Why investing mega $  is an important part of unlocking your profitable business
  5. Why surrounding yourself with savvy businesswomen who see your value and can help you step into your full power. (And why masterminds are so powerful!)

Now I’d love to know what was your biggest AHA or favorite part of this video!? Tell me in the comments below! And feel free to ask any questions you have!
 
Thank you to Kit Pang from Boston Speaks for featuring me!

How this business owner got clarity in her business and grew to a private pay company.

How this business owner got clarity in her business and grew to a private pay company.


Meet Courtney

Courtney is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who earned her bachelor’s degree from Boston College. She earned her master’s degree from the Boston University School of Medicine.

With over 10 years of counseling experience. Courtney believes in new-age counseling and making the therapy experience all about meeting the client’s needs.

She believes that humor and shared experience can be a very powerful part of the rapport process that she uses in all her work.

Courtney specializes in adolescents and adults struggling with depression and anxiety/stress symptoms. Her clients describe her as a skilled, personable, understanding therapist.

Other ways Courtney works with clients are in relationship and self-esteem issues, eating disorders, self-harm amongst many others. She also uses therapy dogs as part of her work and has a degree in Sport Psychology.

Client Challenge: 

Courtney has been a private client since 2018. This year she also joined our Savvy CEO Mastermind Community where members get both private CEO coaching and mastermind hot seat calls.

When Courtney and I started working together she had a small office & 3 part-time employees and was just squeaking by financially.

I was sick of overworking and making less money than being alone in private practice so I decided to look into a business coach.

Courtney Culnane, Owner & Clinical Therapist

Hanneke’s Solution:

Working with a coach will help you professionally in so many ways.

Hanneke helped Courtney and her executive team clarify their vision and define their roles as well as learn to have difficult conversations so they don’t sweep things under the rug because they “feel bad”.

Hanneke has helped Courtney over the years define what a leader truly is, one that is caring AND has high standards and boundaries.

Courtney says, “Personally, she’s helped me get through so much self-doubt that I didn’t even know I was harboring.

Results: 

Today, Courtney has 2 large offices with 10 full-time employees. She has switched to being a completely private pay business which sets her company to a higher caliber and apart from all the competition.

“I work 8-4 Monday-Thursday, work from home on Fridays and don’t feel guilty (most of the time!),” said Courtney.

Most important, I have an employee structure that allows me to do what I do best while the company runs smoothly.

“She’s helped me time manage much better so that I can comfortably focus on what I like to do and am the best at.”

She’s also given me the encouragement and mindset support to grow my business in a way I didn’t see as possible.

Courtney Culnane, Owner & Clinical Therapist

CEO Intensive + Team Building:

“The CEO intensive was a great opportunity to step back and look at all aspects of my company to see what needs tweaking, focusing on the big picture as opposed to the “issue of the day”. “

Feedback:

“I just recommended Hanneke 2 days ago actually. My client’s husband is struggling to launch his business because of his self-doubt and fearful mindset. At the end of the day, mindset is what this all boils down to,” said Courtney.


{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #60: Business Regrets

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #60: Business Regrets


Today on the Savvy Business Show, I’m talking about business regrets and how to get out of the funk from having them.

A couple of months ago I moved and before the move, I did a purge like most of us do and got rid of some things. 

While I was cleaning I stumbled across all my old Pilates with Hanneke DVDs. Seeing them brought up lots of memories and it was interesting to see to watch my thoughts. 

“Man I should have done this or that.” or “If I’d only done this I would have been so much more profitable.”

I wish I could say it was just me but we all have regrets in our business. 

Yuck. 

How you can get yourself out of this funk.

Hindsight is always beautiful to have. We only have the experience we have at that moment. We have to trust that we are doing the best we can with what we have. 

Mantra: Things always work out for me

What lesson did you learn? There is no playing small you are playing where you are at. Thinking about what you want in your business not what other people in your industry. Then you are letting other people define your goals. 

Masterminds: A mix of industries and richer experience learning with others. 

Accepting and believing where you are right now. Trusting you are exactly where you need to be. Everything is happening for you at this moment. 

To dive in more listen below.

Listen Now:


In this episode you’ll hear:

  • 3 things you can do when you are in a funk of feeling regret in your business.

 

What did you think??

As, always we’d love to hear from you and any take aways you have from todays episode. If you , today’s episode please share it on social media and tag us @hannekeantonelli, we can’t wait to see you online!


NEW: APPLY TO BE PART OF THE SAVVY CEO MASTERMIND (Includes Private Coaching!)

Click here to apply and transform to a savvy and confident CEO. 
As part of this program you’ll:

  1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
  2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
  3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
  4. Create women its space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
 
This program will start mid-October.

 

Get ready for some serious upleveling and invest in the best support possible to grow your business and transform to a confident and savvy CEO!

Apply here now. 

8 Tips for Getting Things Done

Download your CEO Power Sheet Below

Incorporate this sheet into your weekly CEO meeting and make the little adjustments that will result in massive success!

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{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #59: Balancing business and family!


Today, on the Savvy Business Show I talk with Carolyn Salinetti about balancing business and family. Carolyn is a member of the Savvy Business Masterminds.

With 2 energetic toddlers, Carolyn is aware of the challenges facing women who are balancing business and family. She acknowledges the daily struggles of both. Carolyn is a daily advocate and supporter of her community of female entrepreneurs. 

Carolyn has loved decorating/designing since she was little. In the past two years, Carolyn started a business and while pregnant she got her first client.

She says, “I made it work with a baby and then over the past few years the business has really taken off.” Caroline has a great referral network.

What have been the biggest challenges of running your business with toddlers? 

Finding time to work.

I had the clients but it was hard to have time to do the work really well. Life is unpredictable with kids and trying to be the best for my clients. Little by little I’ve added more childcare so that I can really focus on my clients on the days my kids go to daycare.

The question always is, can you add more childcare.

When you have childcare you can really be present because you can find that balance of this is where I am today. You can be fully in your business on those days and really focus on the kids the other days. 

It’s refreshing to have a balance of both work and kids. Carolyn gets to do what she loves and has less mom guilt. She says, “this allows her to be more patient with my kids knowing I have a full workday tomorrow.” Bringing more joy and allowing the space to pour into both. 

Some advice for moms balancing businss and family:

  • Start before you are ready. 
  • Don’t worry about how slowly it’s going. As long as you are taking steps forward. You will get there. 
  • Patience and flexibility. 
  • Try to find other people doing the same thing – finding a community to support you and believe in you before you believe in yourself. 

Organize your space with kids:

  • Keep your place you relax free from toys, at minimum put all the toys away every night. So you create the space to relax.
  • If you are working from home create a nook you can get away from toys or kid noise. 

You can find Caroline at Blissful Interiors or on Instagram.

To dive in more listen below.

Listen Now:


In this episode you’ll hear:


  • The biggest challenge of running a business with toddlers
  • Tips on balancing business and family
  • Tips on organizing your home to create balance

About Carolyn:

Carolyn Salinetti is the owner of Blissful Interiors, an interior design firm based in Melrose, MA. She delights in helping clients transform their homes into their favorite places to be by tackling projects both large and small, from complete room redesigns and color consultations to holiday decor and home staging. Carolyn also specializes in e-design services and works with clients beyond the greater Boston area to achieve their dream spaces through a highly collaborative process that takes place entirely via email and phone and video calls.

As a mom to two adorable and energetic toddlers, Carolyn is well aware of the challenges facing women who run their own businesses as well as their households. She acknowledges the daily struggles and is an outspoken advocate for and supporter of her community of female entrepreneurs.

 

What did you think??

As, always we’d love to hear from you and any take aways you have from todays episode. If you , today’s episode please share it on social media and tag us @hannekeantonelli, we can’t wait to see you online!


NEW: APPLY TO BE PART OF THE SAVVY CEO MASTERMIND (Includes Private Coaching!)

Click here to apply and transform to a savvy and confident CEO. 
As part of this program you’ll:

  1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
  2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
  3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
  4. Create women its space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
 
This program will start mid-October.

 

Get ready for some serious upleveling and invest in the best support possible to grow your business and transform to a confident and savvy CEO!

Apply here now. 

8 Tips for Getting Things Done

Download your CEO Power Sheet Below

Incorporate this sheet into your weekly CEO meeting and make the little adjustments that will result in massive success!

More on your message:

Why your business is not your baby

The Art of Saying ‘NO’

Forbes Magazine says you must join a mastermind

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #58: How to be Vulnerable with your employees

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #58: How to be Vulnerable with your employees


The fine line of vulnerability and oversharing as a business owner in a world that is obsessed with reality t.v. and being preached at to be more vulnerable.

Have you ever been so upset by something that you just immediately post about it and that left us your fans with a cliffhanger?

In a recent experience with someone, I was following for leadership and motivation out of the blue posted a photo of her crying her eyes out.

While I felt empathy for her because it was a rough time it was out of character for this person. And this person never followed up with something about how you could overcome or move forward.

It makes us feel really good when we posted like this because it gives us support and empathy from others and while you think its building trust its actually breaking their faith in your leading them. 

It leaves your followers confused when they have followed you and looked up to you for inspiration and guidance. This is something that the researcher Brene Brown warned against.

My mom always said, “there is a time and place for everything”.

Take the time to process what you are experiencing and how you are feeling. How can this help others to know they aren’t alone and you lead them out of this place.

Please note: there is nothing wrong with posting you balling but when you are doing it at the moment you aren’t taking the time to process.

A few other ways you can build trust include:

  • Bringing your authentic self to work.
  • Say you’re sorry for your mistakes and take ownership of them.
  • Let your employees help you.

To dive in more listen below.

Listen Now:


In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Being vulnerable with your team to build trust
  • The line for oversharing
  • How you can bring your team in for support

 

What did you think??

As, always we’d love to hear from you and any take aways you have from todays episode. If you , today’s episode please share it on social media and tag us @hannekeantonelli, we can’t wait to see you online!


NEW: APPLY TO BE PART OF THE SAVVY CEO MASTERMIND (Includes Private Coaching!)

Click here to apply and transform to a savvy and confident CEO. 
As part of this program you’ll:

  1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
  2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
  3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
  4. Create women its space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
 
This program will start mid-October.

 

Get ready for some serious upleveling and invest in the best support possible to grow your business and transform to a confident and savvy CEO!

Apply here now. 

8 Tips for Getting Things Done

Download your CEO Power Sheet Below

Incorporate this sheet into your weekly CEO meeting and make the little adjustments that will result in massive success!

More on your message:

Why your business is not your baby

The Art of Saying ‘NO’

Forbes Magazine says you must join a mastermind

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #57: How to hire the best virtual assistant!

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #57: How to hire the best virtual assistant!


Today on the Savvy Business Show, I’m talking with mastermind member Kayse Renfro of The Daily Maven. We are talking about steps you can take to hire the best virtual assistant for you and your business.

Usually, it’s a big life event or similar type moment – that you are like okay wait I need to help. There are so many areas of your business you can outsource. 

Start by getting clear on what you love and don’t love to do in your business. This will start to build a list of tasks or areas of your business that you can outsource and what type of person you are looking for.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • What is not getting done?
  • What daily tasks or projects are you not getting done?
  • If you could get to that one thing that you keep pushing off what would that look like in your business? 

While most Virtual Assistants are well versed in a lot of areas that doesn’t mean they enjoy doing everything. Ask the person you are talking with what they love doing most.

If you are looking for someone to help with social media, you may want to hire a social media manager specifically. You can always hire a VA on a project only bases.

When talking about one of the biggest reasons that a VA doesn’t work out is because of communication.

Communication is key to having a successful relationship. Set the clear expectation upfront.

A lot of business owners might find that they have a hard time to let go or learn what to delegate when they discover that they do need help. Kayse says, to start small when handing over the tasks or projects and just go from there. 

Let them take over that one piece and then grow it to the next thing and the next thing; pretty soon they will be well versed in your business and they will care for it like you do if you find a good person.

Creating a natural progression to expand that role and look at the things you don’t enjoy doing that someone might have a better skillset at doing or just free up your time to focus on other things in your business. 

Give your assistant the tools to set them up for success. Let them know exactly what you are looking for, how you want things done, etc.

It’s great to have them help you come up with better ways to do it but be honest and let them know your way first. They don’t just magically know what you want without them telling you. 

Remember a VA is task-oriented and takes on assigned specific projects to help a client achieve a defined outcome. An Online Business Manager works to help build strategy and manages projects from start to finish. 

Hiring help is not an expense, its an investment to spend more time with your family and the ability to spend more time doing the things you love. 

If you are looking to outsource – Download the outsourcing guide below. This is a simple step by step process to helping you find the best assistant for you.

You can find Kayse on IG at thedailymaven

To dive in more listen below.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Steps you can take to find the best assistant
  • Biggest reasons assistants don’t work
  • How communication is the most important part of a working relationship with an assistant

About Kayse:

I’m Kayse. I’m a systems and marketing strategist. With years of executive level experiences I’m bringing that to the virtual world. 

My job is to help you create systems that work for you so you can live your life.

You can find me trying to make an impact and celebrate a million little things.

 

What did you think??

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Click here to apply and transform to a savvy and confident CEO. 
As part of this program you’ll:

  1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
  2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
  3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
  4. Create women its space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
 
This program will start mid-October.

 

Get ready for some serious upleveling and invest in the best support possible to grow your business and transform to a confident and savvy CEO!

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8 Tips for Getting Things Done

Download your CEO Power Sheet Below

Incorporate this sheet into your weekly CEO meeting and make the little adjustments that will result in massive success!

More on your message:

Why your business is not your baby

The Art of Saying ‘NO’

Forbes Magazine says you must join a mastermind

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #56: Why working harder won’t make you more successful

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #56: Why working harder won’t make you more successful

Today, on the Savvy Business Show I’m calling BS on how working hard is the only way to success. 

Not too long ago I did a social media declutter so that I could make room for what I am cultivating for the next level of my business. During this time I stumbled on several quotes but one really stood out to me.

I call BS on this quote someone shared “I find that the harder I work the more luck I seem to have” 

Let’s get something straight – harder doesn’t mean better, it doesn’t mean more success, and it doesn’t mean more luck.

Harder means done with a great deal of force. You are expanding your energy and as a business owner its super important to manage   your energy. 

When you are listening to all the work harder advice out there you are going to run out of energy. And if you keep pushing you will eventually burn out. Thats the reality. I’ve been there and done that. 

The phrase “you must work hard” is a limiting belief formed by either the outside telling us that success only comes from blood, sweat and tears or the internal thoughts of I’m not enough or I don’t deserve it. 

Success is 80 percent psychological and 20 percent strategic

Tony Robbins

It requires a mindset plus the task we spend our time on. You need to know how you work best. You need to know your personality. The more you work on this part the easier it becomes to create success with less effort. 

Your task will align with your strengths and what you are good at. You won’t be working harder but working with more inspiration. Creating more energetic flow and once this is mastered the business piece will natural fall into place. 

Then it becomes about consistency. Consistently take action and you will see the results roll in and it will seem lucky. 

There is no magic formula for success just simple savvy business. 

To dive in deeper listen to the full episode below and join us in the Savvy CEO Mastermind.


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In this episode, you’ll hear:


Now I’d love to hear from you!

What was your biggest takeaway from today’s episode? Where do you need help?


NEW: APPLY TO BE PART OF THE SAVVY CEO MASTERMIND (Includes Private Coaching!)

Click here to apply and transform to a savvy and confident CEO. 
As part of this program you’ll:

  1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
  2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
  3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
  4. Create the space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
This program will start Late September/Early October. Get ready for some serious upleveling.

Apply here now. 

8 Tips for Getting Things Done

Download your CEO Power Sheet Below

Incorporate this sheet into your weekly CEO meeting and make the little adjustments that will result in massive success!

More Savvy Business:

Find more joy in your journey to success

Forbes Magazine says you must join a mastermind

How to bounce back from failure

Welcome to the best thing you can give yourself and your business to succeed in 2020: The Savvy CEO Mastermind Group

Imagine the confidence you can have if your team and business is running like clockwork earning more profits than ever before?

And the relief you’d feel if the responsibility of growing your business didn’t rest entirely on your shoulders only?

There is one too many business owners getting crushed by the weight and emotional roller coaster of running a business. Who has lost the passion and joy for what they’ve created? As a result, they’ve isolated themselves – feeling shame, guilt, and like an impostor.

I can’t stand on the sidelines watching this suffering happen any longer.

The Savvy CEO Mastermind Group includes private business coaching AND traditional hot-seat mastermind sessions. It’s my rebellion against everything that’s preventing you from building a sustainable business that brings you joy, ease, and financial freedom.

It’s the incubator where we transform you into being a confident CEO, help you to develop leaders on your team, and co-create a business structure that can expand and grow efficiently – faster.

Sound like just what you need? Apply here. Space limited to 6 people.

In our co-creative one-on-one coaching sessions we’ll help you: 

  • Define and refine your role in your business and help you transition to it
  • Create the time and space you need to increase business profits
  • Separate your identity from your business so you can stop treating your business like your baby
  • Shift your mindset from being the person who has to do it all to be the leader of your business so you can let go and enable your team to help you create your vision for your business 
  • Develop your leadership skills 
  • Help you curate a core leadership team – identify the right talent with the ideal skill set to support you and accelerate business growth
  • Help you act from a place of trust vs fear

In our Mastermind sessions we’ll provide a safe space too:

  • Boost and grow your confidence as the leader of your business
  • Talk about all things business growth, expansion, leadership, profits and more
  • Receive feedback, advice, and brainstorm business ideas and challenges
  • Be held accountable to achieve better – faster
Who’s The Savvy CEO Mastermind For?

The program is geared towards multiple 6-7 figure service-based business owners who are ready to transform into savvy CEOs, scaling their business while working less and increasing profits.

This Offer Includes:

  • 2 x 60 min Private Coaching Calls Per Month. Total of 21 Calls Per Year. Calls are scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays
  • 2 x 90 min – Hour Mastermind Calls Per Month – Total of 21 Per Year. Calls are every other Thursdays at noon and won’t be in the same week as your Private call.
  • 1 x 4 – hour Private CEO Intensive Day
  • 1 x CEO Full Day Retreat (Group)
What is the cost of The Savvy CEO Mastermind?

The cost is $2000 per month or $22000 when you pay up-front.

How many people will be on the mastermind group call?

The mastermind is a small and intimate group with a maximum of 6 people per call.

How will my ideas and information that I share be protected?

Every participant in The Savvy CEO Mastermind must sign an NDA and Confidentiality agreement before they can join the mastermind. We work hard to ensure that this is a safe and trusted space for everyone.

Click here to apply now!

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #55: Own Your Biological Clock & Own Your Future

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #55: Own Your Biological Clock & Own Your Future

Today on the Savvy Business Show we talk with Radell Peischler of Fertility Boss.

Radell shares her story and how she’s is speaking knowledge to women who aren’t aware of their options.

Life happens fast and lots of factors play a role in why we are having kids later in life. Such as…

  • More debt when you leave college
  • More options available
  • Traveling more
  • Multiple careers

As an entreprenuer I hear a lot of entrepreneurs are saying “I’m not there yet, I don’t have the  income level so I’m going to wait.”

Women are getting educated and they are smart and know what they want. So they are establishing something in their lives that is not a family yet but they want one later.

However, while you wait there are options that you can ask your OBGYN about. Fertility declines as you get older. But there are resources available that can let you know your ovarian fertility reserve.

You’ll have to advocate for yourself because everyone is busy and its not always a subject that even doctors what to talk with you about. Don’t be afraid to ask.

There is a test available that is a series of blood work to analyze your hormones along with a vaginal ultrasound and based on your results identify the next steps available for you. 

Don’t be afraid to change doctors and find one in your corner.

Egg Freezing

Let’s dive into a little more about egg freezing.

While Radelle agrees that it is a great option available for women its not for everyone. Some things to consider if it’s a good fit for you. 

  • Making sure your doctor has been practicing for a long time and is board certified. 
  • Ovarian test to make sure you meet the requirements first
  • Birth control to sync your cycle 
  • A really good clinic will want to see you in the beginning daily. 

Note: Your body releases one egg per month – by using egg freezing you are using certain medicines to enhance your body to release more eggs per month.

You can absolutely do your normal day through the process until egg retrieval day. Radell sugget to plan that day off and rest.

The amount of time your eggs can remain frozen will vary based on the age you freeze your eggs and your health. Listen to what your doctor recommends.

Empower yourself with knowledge and ask questions.

For more resources visit Radell at Fertility Boss


To dive in more listen below.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How Radell and Hanneke met
  • Radell’s story
  • More about the process of egg freezing

About Radell:

Radell is a certified health coach and certified meeting and event planner that has worked all over the globe to bring groups of people from 50 to 150,000 together.

Now she pursues her passion of helping single or divorced women come together to talk about their fertility health, owning their biological clock as well as their fabulous future.  She publishes a weekly conversation and podcast at www.fertilityboss.com.

 

What did you think??

As, always we’d love to hear from you and any take aways you have from todays episode. If you , today’s episode please share it on social media and tag us @hannekeantonelli, we can’t wait to see you online!

 


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As part of this program you’ll:

  1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
  2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
  3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
  4. Create women its space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
 
This program will start mid-October.

 

Get ready for some serious upleveling and invest in the best support possible to grow your business and transform to a confident and savvy CEO!

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8 Tips for Getting Things Done

 

Download your CEO Power Sheet Below

Incorporate this sheet into your weekly CEO meeting and make the little adjustments that will result in massive success!

More on your message:

Why your business is not your baby

The Art of Saying ‘NO’

Forbes Magazine says you must join a mastermind

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #54: Why your business strategy isn’t working

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #54: Why your business strategy isn’t working

Why your business strategy isn't working

You’ve tried it all and somehow it is still not working. Today on the savvy business show I am sharing three (3) things you must implement when you’ve tried it all and you aren’t getting the results you want in your business. 

You may be feeling super frustrated because you’ve tried everything and you are not alone. We’ve all been there where we’ve tried all the strategies the guru’s told us to do.

Then there was some new must-try strategy and then another one. So we try everything the experts say and we still don’t have the results we want. 

All you need is a few tweaks. 

Let’s talk a little more about 3 missing ingredients when you’ve tried all the things and things aren’t working: 

Measuring Results

Are you measuring what is working and what is not? Are you paying close attention to everything?

You need to gain clarity, focus in order to take inspired action and make those small adjustments that will skyrocket your success.

Download the CEO power sheet here:

Consistency

In order to see the desired results, you have to be consistent. You need to do things that produce revenue. Giving it a minimum of 60 to 90 days of measuring. Consistency is key in an ever-changing world of strategies. 

  • Building relationships, community, tribe aka customer service
  • Quality/good product and service that solves a problem for a client
  • Know your core money-making activities and do them consistently

Mindset

If you’ve tried all of the strategies and you are being consistent then getting in the right mindset is going to be a major factor in your success.

When you are in the right mindset you’ll be able to identify what is the right strategy for you and your business. Making decisions based on confidence level versus fear. You’ll be less reactive and be able to come up with key solutions to challenges. 

To dive in deeper listen to the full episode below.


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In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • The 3 things to try when you’ve tried everything and still not getting the results you want
  • How mindset and consistency are key to your success

Now I’d love to hear from you!

What was your biggest takeaway from today’s episode? Where do you need help?


NEW: APPLY TO BE PART OF THE SAVVY CEO MASTERMIND (Includes Private Coaching!)

Click here to apply and transform to a savvy and confident CEO. 
As part of this program you’ll:

  1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
  2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
  3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
  4. Create the space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
This program will start Late September/Early October. Get ready for some serious upleveling.

Apply here now. 

8 Tips for Getting Things Done

Download your CEO Power Sheet Below

Incorporate this sheet into your weekly CEO meeting and make the little adjustments that will result in massive success!

More Savvy Business:

Find more joy in your journey to success

Forbes Magazine says you must join a mastermind

How to bounce back from failure

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #53: Five lessons from running a startup

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #53: Five lessons from running a startup


Today on the Savvy Business Show I have the pleasure of talking with Savvy Business Mastermind member Claire Ransom of Lazy Flora. Lazy Flora is the Hello Fresh of Plants.

We talk about the five lessons learned from running a start-up from punching down the barriers of your expectations to simply getting started.

Remember to leave a review to WIN a private coaching session or a “pick my brain” session with me!

Lesson 1

Just do it. Start by taking tiny steps to move forward and investing in yourself. Consistent action is where you are going to see the results.

We overestimate what we can accomplish in a year and underestimate what we can accomplish in three.

This is true for whatever time frame you want to give it. We overestimate what we can accomplish in a week and underestimate what we can accomplish in a month.

Lesson 2

Trusting your own intuition. You are capable of doing so much more. There is a lot of noise out there and you need to stop listening to everyone’s talk that doesn’t know you or your business personally or intimately.

You are an expert in your business and no ones know it better than you.

Lesson 3

Prioritize exercise. You have to start looking at yourself like an athlete – high-performance mode. Exercise, nutrition and sleep are at the top of this list.

Making these three things a priority will help you to be more clear in your thinking. Allowing you to make better decisions in your business and feel more at peace with yourself.

Lesson 4

Hiring a team. Trust your instinct about hiring a team. You have to have a connection with the people you hire. You have to believe that they will bring you up.

Find a team with a diverse skill set to help you. Allow your team to manage up. What does that mean? It means that you allow them to manage you letting you know what they think you can do better or improve on.

Lesson 5

Everything takes longer than you expect from launch to marketing plans. At the start of a business, there is such a steep learning curve. You’ll see this curve each time you add something new and it takes a little bit longer.

To dive in more listen below.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • The 5 lessons learned from running a startup.
    • Just do it – taking action
    • Trust your intuition
    • Prioritize Exercise
    • Hiring a team
    • It takes longer than you expect

About Claire:

Claire Ransom is the Founder of Lazy Flora.

Lazy Flora is the UK’s top garden plant subscription service, which has been awarded The Independent’s Best Buy. Lazy Flora delivers beautiful plants, on subscription: like Hello Fresh, for plants!

 

What did you think??

As, always we’d love to hear from you and any take aways you have from todays episode. If you loved today’s episode please share it on social media and tag us @hannekeantonelli, we can’t wait to see you online!


NEW: APPLY TO BE PART OF THE SAVVY CEO MASTERMIND (Includes Private Coaching!)

Click here to apply and transform to a savvy and confident CEO. 
As part of this program you’ll:

  1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
  2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
  3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
  4. Create the space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
 
This program will start mid-October.

 

Get ready for some serious upleveling and invest in the best support possible to grow your business and transform to a confident and savvy CEO!

Apply here now. 

8 Tips for Getting Things Done

Download your CEO Power Sheet Below

Incorporate this sheet into your weekly CEO meeting and make the little adjustments that will result in massive success!

More on your message:

Why your business is not your baby

The Art of Saying ‘NO’

Forbes Magazine says you must join a mastermind

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #52: Why you’re Failing to Scale

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #52: Why you’re Failing to Scale

Today, on the Savvy Business Show Podcast we talk about 4 Reasons business owners fail to scale. Inspired by an article from Harvard Business Review called Why Entrepreneurs Don’t Scale. Let’s dive in.

Loyalty to Comrades 

Loyal CEO’s can be your best friends but failing to see team members weaknesses can cause problems for your company. You can work and overcome these obstacles.

When you expand beyond the starter phase of your business and realize the old way of doing things will no longer work. You have to do things differently shifting your perspective and mindset in order to grow your business to the next level.

Shifting from the workhorse that does it all to be the executive of their business. This is a big shift in separating the entrepreneur from the business and to start seeing the business as an entity of themselves.

Your business isn’t your baby!

Once you step into this separation it allows you to see your business more objectively. To see what your business needs versus what you need. When these two are intertwined it is easy for the ego to get in the way and problems in our business start to happen. 

When you see yourself as a company of one, you have a hard time having difficult conversations or letting people go. 

Task Orientation 

Next, let’s talk about being oriented.

Are you too focused on the things that are right in front of you or the long term strategy of your business?

If you are focused on the task in front of you, you may find yourself at the employee level. You are able to execute what is in front of you which is probably what helped you to start your own business.

However, as your business grows you have to shift focus more on strategic possibilities. Leaders know that to scale your business you have to focus on less on what is key for your business – the zone of genius.

Single – Mindedness 

Single-mindedness or being laser-focused on a particular thing will hinder your business. Usually, you will see this as people not letting go and letting the people they have hired to do their jobs.

As the boss, you are micro-managing and over-checking everything. You still holding to the fact that you have to do it all yourself and not trusting yourself to be a savvy business owner. Leaving your team and yourself frustrated. This means task don’t get delegated properly and you aren’t focusing on our zone of genius. 

Working in Isolation

Finally, working in insolation. When you first start out you are doing all the work because maybe you can’t afford to hire help. Then your business starts to grow and you bring on more people.

Now, once you start to bring on more people it’s important to let people in on your processes. This requires effective communication, delegation, and the ability to create buy-in from others.

You as the business have to learn to be vulnerable, motivate and lead your team. It comes increasingly important to know your companies values, mission, and vision for the future. So you can hire a leadership team and train them properly. 

If you haven’t defined your role and the role of the business and separated the two from each other you will fall into the loyalty trap and isolate yourself.

Why? Because you won’t have the right team around you. Leading to finding yourself stuck in the day to day task forgetting to focus on growth strategy. Driving your back into single-mindedness, the idea that things will all go to hell in a handbasket if you aren’t there to save the day. 

Clearly taking action on these steps will in return grow your business. Find a coach or mastermind group to help you step into the next level and become the Savvy CEO of your business.


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In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • 4 Reasons Why You are Failing to Scale
    • Loyalty to Comrades 
    • Task Orientation 
    • Single – Mindedness 
    • Working in Isolation

Now I’d love to hear from you!

What was your biggest takeaway from today’s episode? Where do you need help?


NEW: APPLY TO BE PART OF THE SAVVY CEO MASTERMIND (Includes Private Coaching!)

Click here to apply and transform to a savvy and confident CEO. 
As part of this program you’ll:

  1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
  2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
  3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
  4. Create the space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
This program will start Late September/Early October. Get ready for some serious upleveling.

Apply here now. 

8 Tips for Getting Things Done

Download your CEO Power Sheet Below

Incorporate this sheet into your weekly CEO meeting and make the little adjustments that will result in massive success!

More Savvy Business:

Find more joy in your journey to success

Forbes Magazine says you must join a mastermind

How to bounce back from failure

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #51: How to manage and run your business remotely

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #51: How to manage and run your business remotely


On today’s Savvy Business Show, Hanneke talks with Savvy Business Mastermind member Janet Mesh.  We are talking about how you can set your business up remotely – even if you have a business that isn’t remote. 

From freelance to a multi six-figure business, Janet Mesh talks about becoming location independent in her business. After a combination of burnout and loss of interest in the role, it was a great opportunity to leave corporate and start her own business.

Want in on a big secret

You can’t do it ALL! If you want to scale you have to hire help! Hire people who do, things better than you so you can focus on your zone of genius. 

Here are a few things you can do to make sure your business is set up to run remotely.

One is to find a project management tool that works for you! This is going to be key when running a team who is remote because this allows for communication within a project.

It will allow everyone to see what is going on in each specific project, such as, what you need to be handling and reviewing, what needs follow up, a task that still needs to be completed, etc. For the visual person, this tool is great for being able to visually see the progression of projects.  

Another thing that is super important to allow your business to run smoothly and efficiently is to have systems and processes in place. 

An operations manual is documenting processes the how and why you do things a certain way. If you don’t have this start today. Ask each team member to write down what they do and how they do it.

You can do this by recording videos and documenting them in a guide so that your team can access them at any time. When someone is out sick or needs to leave anyone can step in and take their place. 

Lastly, it can be a challenge in knowing how your team is feeling since they are all remote. So its good to be aware and check in with your team regularly. This will ensure your team feels safe and comfortable.

A good way to do this is a semi-annual retreat to check in with your team and it allows you to build a company culture. 

To dive in more listen below.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Tools to help run your business remotely
  • Key actions in running a remote business
  • Ways to build a team and company culture when everyone works remotely

About Janet:

Janet is the CEO + Co-founder of Aimtal.

She works directly with her clients to provide exceptional digital and content marketing services.Aimtal supports businesses in the tech consulting, SaaS, and eCommerce industries.

Janet’s passion for marketing didn’t stop after college or many internships related to the field. Upon graduation, she worked for an IT staffing firm and helped grow their marketing strategies and department.

After three years with the firm, Janet craved flexibility and creativity. She traveled through South America for four months and upon her return to Boston, she started freelancing.

Janet worked with various clients providing digital and content marketing services. After two years of full-time freelancing, Janet decided to start Aimtal with her business partner.

Together, they have built the agency to allow the team to work remotely and to also support clients remotely. Janet believes that employees deliver their best work when they have the freedom and flexibility to work and live from their favorite spots in the world.

 

What did you think??

As, always we’d love to hear from you and any take aways you have from todays episode. If you loved today’s episode please share it on social media and tag us @hannekeantonelli, we can’t wait to see you online!


NEW: APPLY TO BE PART OF THE SAVVY CEO MASTERMIND (Includes Private Coaching!)

Click here to apply and transform to a savvy and confident CEO. 
As part of this program you’ll:

  1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
  2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
  3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
  4. Create the space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
 
This program will start mid-October.

 

Get ready for some serious upleveling and invest in the best support possible to grow your business and transform to a confident and savvy CEO!

Apply here now. 

8 Tips for Getting Things Done

Download your CEO Power Sheet Below

Incorporate this sheet into your weekly CEO meeting and make the little adjustments that will result in massive success!

More on your message:

Why your business is not your baby

The Art of Saying ‘NO’

Forbes Magazine says you must join a mastermind

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #50: Busting Mastermind Myths

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #50: Busting Mastermind Myths

I was recently having coffee with someone and she said she would never join a mastermind because she was afraid that the other people would know she had problems in her business. 

WOAH stop right there…

Today, I’m busting 4 myths about mastermind you don’t want to miss.

Myth #1: Sharing Only Business Problems

When looking for a mastermind find one that has you sign NDA (non-disclosure agreement) and Confidentiality agreement. This allows you to feel safe within a community and trusted space you can share open and freely. Ask questions about the community to make sure it’s a group you feel comfortable with sharing within. 

Of course, problems are things that come up in calls but its also a place to be a part of a community, talk marketing, and management ideas, build referrals, gain business resources and most importantly hare your wins!!

Myth #2: Focuses On Your Industry 

When you surround yourself with people who only in your industry or do exactly what you do and think about things your way. You are standing in the way of innovation. 

If you find a group that has people from various industries you’ll give the group a more dynamic and robust experience. Forcing you to be challenged and think in different ways with new perspectives. 

Myth #3: They Must Be at the Same Stage of Business as You

Don’t focus on the income so much as what you want to get out of the group. You will get out what you put in. What can the group bring to help you and you to help them? Choose one that you will find value in. 

Myth #4: Only Way To Grow Your Business

There are so many other ways you can work on growing your business, such as a coach. It will depend on how you learn, what you need, and what works best for you!

If you’re not a group person and you don’t learn well in group settings, private coaching may be better for you. But if you are craving business friends and community, masterminds may be your thing.

It’s important for you to know what you want and need to help get you there. 

Know that you don’t have to go at this alone. You can get all the support you need. BUT you have to ask!


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In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How a mastermind is more than sharing only business problems
  • Stepping out of your industry for support
  • Value others can bring that aren’t in the same place of business as you
  • Is a mastermind a fit for you to grow your business

Now I’d love to hear from you!

What was your biggest takeaway from today’s episode? How can you find support in your business, right now?


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As part of this program you’ll:

  1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
  2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
  3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
  4. Create the space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
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8 Tips for Getting Things Done

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{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #49: How to bring the energy every day

{Podcast} Savvy Business Show #49: How to bring the energy every day

Savvy Business Show Episode 49

I’m so excited to chat with Sunita today and for you to hear more about Nepali Tea Traders a woman run, Boston based company. Starting heir company with ‘why’ in mind and how they could help the world.

English as a Second Language

First, we talk about English as a second language and how hard it was coming to the United States. Although writing in English was a taught in both of our childhoods we didn’t grow up speaking it and learning how to speak English. 

Co-Owning a Business with your Partner

Next, you’ll hear Sunita talk about co-owning a business with her husband. Before Nepali Tea Traders Sunita always said she would never work with her husband – I’m sure there are several of us who have said the same thing. If you have the drive everything is figure out-able. The key here is to have boundaries – when to talk about work, when to put the phones away, and when to be fully family mode. It is so easy to fall into the all work trap. 

The energy in your Business

As a mom, wife and running a business Sunita brings the energy to her business every day. She didn’t start out like this day one it has become an evolving process. To have control of her day, she needs to know where her energy goes and with this, in mind, she has created her daily ritual that brings the energy. 

One tip is that it’s not about what life throws your way but how you handle it that makes all the difference. I will allow you to guard your energy. This comes with lots of practice. 

Today as an added bonus you can download for free the Wheel of Life below and you can visually see what you putting into each area of your life. Go download it today and see what you are putting your intentions into and what are you getting out of it so you can make the adjustments your life and business.

Finally, we talk about what Sunita loves about being in The Savvy Business Masterminds group. For her, the community has been the most impactful for her by meeting an amazing group of women on the same journey. Although coming from different backgrounds she has the opportunity to learn a lot of different perspectives and accountability. She also loves being able to feel support in sharing her wins and failures with a group of women who are cheering her on. 

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    In this episode you’ll hear:

    • Bring the energy of your business every day. 
    • Running a business with your partner. 
    • English as a second language. 
    • Nepali Tea Traders and the impact they are having in the world.

    About Sunita:

    Savvy Business Show Episode 49Sunita is a believer, who is focused on changing lives of the girls through education,’ one cup of tea at a time’. She runs Nepali Tea Traders that focuses on bringing pure, organic loose leaf teas from local farmers in Nepal. Her perseverance, consistent drive and outstanding work ethic has made her successful in life and career. She loves her family and enjoys seeing the world through her four year old’s eyes – everything looks so beautiful.

     

    What did you think??

    As, always we’d love to hear from you and any take aways you have from todays episode. If you loved today’s episode please share it on social media and tag us @hannekeantonelli, we can’t wait to see you online!


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    As part of this program you’ll:

    1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
    2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
    3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
    4. Create the space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
     
    This program will start mid-October.

     

    Get ready for some serious upleveling and invest in the best support possible to grow your business and transform to a confident and savvy CEO!

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    8 Tips for Getting Things Done

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    {Podcast} Savvy Business Show #48: How I’m taking things to the next level

    {Podcast} Savvy Business Show #48: How I’m taking things to the next level

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results…-Albert Einstein

    Today, I am going to talk to you about my process of going to the next phase in my business.

    You are going to have to make adjustments to get to the next phase in your business. What worked for you in one phase of your business isn’t going to work for the next phase. You’ll have to make some adjustments.

    It all starts with your vision. When you know your vision it gives you something to focus on what you want and how to get there. You don’t need to dwell on it or spend all your time worrying about it. Hold the vision of your desire and believe in it! And declutter the things that no longer serve you. 

    This will allow you the space for more of what you want in life.

    The final step is to spend some time writing and thinking about who you would be and how you would act if your vision was already done. You have to start acting, thinking and doing in a different way.

    I love having a muse or someone to look up to that I can model the qualities and business acumen that I want to activate and execute. Of course, Denis Duffield Thomas is one of mine.

    Bonus steps — invest in the support for your business such as a coach or a mastermind. Hang out at events where these type of people are. Then be aware of your sabotages – such as distractions, things like being sassy to your husband.


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    In this episode you’ll hear:

    The steps I take when going to the next level in my business. Recap below:

    • Know your vision
    • Believe in your vision
    • Look where things are out of alignment
    • Declutter
    • Constantly think about who you are becoming
    • Invest in the support you need
    • Be aware of your sabotages are

    Now I’d love to hear from you!

    What was your biggest takeaway from today’s episode? Do you have a unique process that helps you breakthrough to move to the next level?


    NEW: APPLY TO BE PART OF THE SAVVY CEO MASTERMIND (Includes Private Coaching!)

    Click here to apply and transform to a savvy and confident CEO. 
    As part of this program you’ll:

    1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
    2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
    3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
    4. Create the space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
    This program will start Late September/Early October. Get ready for some serious upleveling.

    Apply here now. 

    8 Tips for Getting Things Done

     

    Download your CEO Power Sheet Below

    Incorporate this sheet into your weekly CEO meeting and make the little adjustments that will result in massive success!

    More Savvy Business:

    Find more joy in your journey to success

    Forbes Magazine says you must join a mastermind

    How to bounce back from failure