Building your resiliency

Building your resiliency

Today’s, Savvy Business Show talks about offering three strategies to building your resiliency.

It’s been an incredibly crazy few weeks – as one of my clients put it – it feels like we’ve lived multiple lifetimes from one day to the next while the magnificent scope of the impact of the COVID-19 virus settled in on us.  Today I offer three strategies to build your resiliency.

Let’s dive in…

As a business owner, I’m sure you’ve had so many disruptions to plans, you’ve had to pivot, adjust and adjust your plans again. Putting out a million fires daily to help you, your team and your clients during this uncertain time.

And I’m sure  – all of this has resulted in copious amounts of stress, worry, and most likely overwhelming and sometimes debilitation fear. And it’s all so understandable.

And it’s important that we not only give ourselves permission to feel all of our emotions at this moment -I know I’ve personally felt a ton of emotions ranging from grief, sadness, anger -. Because right now – more than ever it’s super important for you to be as grounded as you can possibly be. When we are grounded we are better equipped to lead others and to make better decisions.

Right now you have to lean into resiliency more than ever before.

So how do we get grounded and how do you become more resilient? In today’s episode, I’m going to share a few things that will help you become better at both.

1 – FEEL ALL YOUR FEELINGS:

No matter what you’re feeling right now – it’s all NORMAL. SO allow yourself to feel it. By allowing ourselves to feel our feelings we’re better able to process things and also it allows us to let the energy flow through us vs getting stuck somewhere.

Sometimes it helps to physically move your body to allow the feelings to flow through you – so go for a walk, or do an exercise class at home.

Doing this will both reduce stress and induce your body with endorphins that will help reduce stress.

And it’s important that we not only give ourselves permission to feel all of our emotions at this moment – but it’s also important that we put strategies in place to cope with it.

Make sure you distance yourself from things that cause extra stress right now.

2 – MAKING PEACE THAT YOU’RE NOT IN CONTROL:

If there’s one thing that the last few weeks have really driven home it’s this:

WE DO NOT HAVE CONTROL OVER EVERYTHING.

Now, this is nothing new, of course.

Ironically we have been happily sitting on a rock that’s going a million miles a minute around an explosive sun for billions of years, and on this rock that we call earth disease, ice ages, wars have always happened, pretending that we have so much control.

But the truth is there are some things  – like the rise and setting of the sun and the moon, the seasons, and now – STRESSING COVID-19 – that we have no control over.

SO how do we stay grounded when we are not in control!? We have to surrender that which we do not have control over and take responsibility and action for that which we do have control of.

Here’s an exercise to help you do this:

Write out all your fears: then go through and ask yourself: do have I have control over this or not?

If the answer is not – then practice letting go and surrendering that fear to a higher power.

One way of doing this is to say a  mantra-like: 

I release this problem or fear of a higher power and trust that it will all work out.

For the fears that you do have control over: what action can you or do you have to take to overcome the obstacle?

3: WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT FILL YOUR CUP?

Our immediate knee jerk reaction when things get tough is to deprive ourselves of all the fun and nice things that fulfill us. And this is the BIGGEST mistake that you as a business owner and any human, really, can make in testing times.

Right now it’s crucial that you protect your businesses’ biggest asset: YOU – that means keep making time for hobbies, exercise, enough sleep.

If you’re not sure or can’t remember what those things are right now, start with something small – like taking a walk daily or doing a little gratitude list at the end of the day, taking a bath.

It can also help to think of things that you always say you’ll do in future – like when I accomplish x, then I’ll make time to_____ (what’s that blank for you!?) Do that  -if it’s possible now.

Think of things that usually relax you and make a list that you can do daily!

For me it’s the following:

I wake up at the same time every day and I meditate for 10 minutes and journal for a little bit. Then I make myself a nice cup of coffee and I write – writing brings me joy.

After that, I go for a 30-minute walk and only then I start my day.

Right now – while social distancing is in effect, I check in with a friend every afternoon.

My hubby and I take another walk with our pup in the late afternoon. 

And then I cook a healthy meal and we watch something fun and light on TV.

I also sprinkle in weekly baths here, listen to music often and try to do something creative around the house.

DOing all of the above helps me stay as calm as possible in these trying times.


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How to Grow Credibility and Visibility Fast in Your Business?

How to Grow Credibility and Visibility Fast in Your Business?

Today, on the Savvy Business Show I talk with Alessandra Pollina about how to gain credibility and visibility fast in your business. Alessandra is a member of the Savvy Business Masterminds.

Alessandra has been part of the Mastermind community for the last year now and over this year Alessandra has hit so many amazing milestones in her business.

Her success includes finally cracking the elusive six-figure revenue mark, rented her first full-time office space, she also expanded her team and hired her first employee.

Alessandra holds a bachelor of science in communications from Boston University’s College of communications. Throughout her college years, she held many internships in the PR field at some of the best agencies in Boston.

This vast array of experiences became the foundation of Alessandra’s PR career and positioned her to launch her own company, Pollina PR + Marketing, a full-service boutique PR and marketing agency, in 2012 at just 23 years old.

Alessandra also loves to work one on one with business owners to train them on the tactics, strategy, and implementation best-practices for carrying out their own PR and marketing.

She’s also the founder of the Female Millennial Entrepreneurs Boston networking group and she also launched The Female Millennial Entrepreneur Podcast in 2019.

Let’s dive in…

In the entrepreneurial world, people tend to follow around a little bit before they realize what’s best for them.

Sometimes I say this to people that we think, it’s so much pressure to decide what to do and there’re so many things we might enjoy doing or wanting to do, but make a conscious decision, pick something and stick with it.

Sometimes we all like doing stuff a little bit here and there but when it comes to my business, I stay pretty consistent, as I was able to build it into something.

Who are my clients?

  • Clients are mostly from small to mid-sized businesses
  • It’s a LOT more about people you’re working with and not the type of businesses you’re catering to
  • Enjoying who you’re working with is more important than which business they belong to
  • Constraining to some specific type becomes frustrating – marketing one-on-one, right there for everyone
  • It all boils down to what clients want, what they want out of it and where I specialize in what I provide them, a lot more than I specialize in working with this type of client.

What do I do for my clients?

  • Media relations side of things – media outreach for clients
  • PR and marketing services

How do you talk to people who say: “yeah PR….., I’ve heard about it and that I’m never quite sure if it’s worth it” – how would you explain or speak to someone like that on the fence of the value of PR?

I try explaining:
  • It helps build your reputation so well and so fast because
  • If you’re getting yourself out there, people are seeing and hearing about whatever you do and that you exist for them to be reached out to
  • It helps to reach out to your target audience
  • PR helps you to get in front of much wider audiences in less of a targetted way like you’re not emailing a specific list of people who’ve already found you and signed up for something
  • It also helps build credibility especially online through the links wherever you’ve been featured
  • Clients and consumers can find you while researching online and can refer to others also building a web of connections around you

There are other ways easier to do yourself which is faster to carry out too like getting yourself out through a podcast, post to a website or editorial or letter to the editor or newspaper or something like that….. it’s like something you’ve actually created and you’re placing it somewhere else which is even one step further than content marketing.

Some other PR ways to reach out

  • If you’re a local business like for pilates or something, one could partner with other local brands and put on an event together in a way where you’re essentially sharing lists or audiences where you reach out to their audience and vice versa
  • Any time when your business or your company or yourself is interacting with your public which can be anybody or anything to do with like if you’re a big company, investor relations, employee relations, customer relations fall under that and not just selling or marketing stuff

When its time to hire a PR agency?

  • When it becomes too much time consuming and that you can afford to hire someone
  • There’s a need to build relationships and maintain consistency
  • When you know reaching out to people is not your forte and not something you enjoy doing the most and that you also don’t have the bandwidth for it

How the DIY PR COURSE helps people?

  • It’s a step-by-step process like creating your media kit, how will you be presenting your business, what you want to be promoting
  • Instead of overwhelming your audience, it encourages you to pick up only two or maybe three things that are your messages for the next six months or so – you don’t need a ton of different messages and pitches
  • Keep it as simple as possible
  • Doing yourself is sometimes best as you’re going to be providing a real personalized pitch than somebody else is putting it out for you

You can find Alessandra at Pollina PR or on Instagram.


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My Recent Cancer Scare

My Recent Cancer Scare

Before I share today’s episode I want to make it abundantly clear that I hate being dramatic so even talking about this is totally uncomfortable for me because other people are not so lucky to have it just be a scare… and if you’re one of those people or you have a family member who’s currently fighting cancer – know that I’m sending so much love to you and your family.

I didn’t share this as it was happening as I deeply believe in processing and digesting things first before you share it all out to the world. In my opinion, when we do this we are of better service to others.

SO in today’s episode, I want to share how processing this scare has influenced my business.

Let’s dive in…


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Hello There Listeners and welcome back to the Savvy Business Show.

When we look at the online business world and what they teach it’s all the sexy shiny “make your first 6 figures in 60 days” Or Your blue-print to 7 figures now! …

And I get it… that’s the sexy stuff, the “cool marketing strategies”

But the reality of the matter is that a sustainable and profitable business takes WAYYY more than just sexy marketing, a funnel or drip campaign… it involves way more than converting clients and making sales…

And the online #girlboss #bossbabe rah-rah world NEVER talks about the rest…

And I get it  – it’s not sexy… but this stuff that they’re not discussing is CRUCIAL to building concrete and solid business.

SO what does all this have to do with my recent cancer scare?

You see I grew up with a dad who worked in the debt collection side of a bank for a while. This is the department that goes to repossess people’s belongings.

My dad had some funny stories of people shooting at them when they would go to give notice that things would be repossessed. But he also had some very sad stories of widows who lost everything because their husband died and they didn’t have insurance….

Hence when my husband asked if he could marry me – my dad’s first question before giving him permission was:” Do you have life insurance!?”

The thing is we never know when we’re going to get that scare that turns into real bad stuff…

So when I received my scary news back in May 2019 – it immediately made me think of all the things in my business that’s been on my to-do list ( but because they’re not sexy to do had been pushed to the back burner…)

A lot of the processes and foundational work in my business have already been set up pretty well – but there was one big loophole for me and that was disability insurance and a life insurance policy for myself. 

Running a business is a risky business as it is  – so making sure that everything’s set up to support and keep you as safe as possible is really important for you to be able to then do the “sexy” business stuff with more confidence and ease.

SO what in your business isn’t bulletproof yet? 

Have you tightened up your contracts, health insurance, do you have an operations manual?

Can your team continue to run with things when you are not there? 

Are all the passwords to everything available somewhere for team members?

What do you have to take care of now so you can have peace of mind? Take action now  – trust me it’s going to make you feel so supported and safe and will then help you to grow a successful business with a strong foundation.

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How to Be As Successful As Marie Forleo

How to Be As Successful As Marie Forleo

Today’s Savvy Business Show talks about looking at some of the steps that Marie Forleo took to create the huge success she has today and how you can adapt these steps to help you boost your business too.

Let’s dive in…

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Hello There Listeners and welcome back to the Savvy Business Show. 

It’s B-School time again and the interwebs and your inbox are BUZZING and flooded with everything about the program.

If you’re new to Marie Forleo and her B-School program, here’s a quick rundown: Marie Forleo is an American life coach, motivational speaker, author and web television host of Marie TV.

She is the owner of Marie Forleo International, B-School and MarieTV.

B-School is her 8-week program that helps entrepreneurs to build online businesses. It’s intense with a TON of information.

I took it in 2014 when I had no idea how to market and I did find it helpful, however – if you’re a seasoned business owner I wouldn’t recommend you buying it, rather invest the money and hire people who already know how to do all of it.

Thousands of people have taken it and the last time I heard Marie talking about it she said she has sold over $40 million worth of coaching packages/courses, etc.

SO why should you care!? Well having followed Marie for the last 6 years, I’ve noticed quite a few things that she does SO RIGHT and has lead to her success and it’s also these very things that she does so RIGHT that I see other business owners do wrong. 

Now it’s important to note that there is a lot of things that she’s done right (and we also have to remember that there was also a little bit of being at the right place at the right time with the right idea involved.)

But today I’m going to specifically focus on THREE things that she’s done that will greatly help you in your business too.

1: Leveraging Her Network

From interviewing big names like Tony Robbins, Mama Gina, and Brene Brown to using her clients to spread the word about her programs.

Marie Forleo has used the living daylights out of her network which has helped her to build her empire.

I often see business owners overlook their own network and refraining from incentivizing their clients to help them spread the word about their business. 

Marie Forleo understands the power of word-of-mouth, and although it seems like all of this is happening online when you break it down, it really is just a very good referral system.

She has an affiliate program where affiliates can earn money for referring others.

Ways that you can adapt this for your business: 

Instead of money – send thank you cards, or a thank you gift. 

And when was the last time you went through your connections and took a look at who they knew and who were in their networks?

Go ahead and get on it and ask these people for their help – and remember to reward them with a thank you gift too!

2: Being Consistent

Another one of Marie’s qualities is her ability to be consistent. I’ve personally been at an event where we hammered this one home.

She famously said if you don’t hear from her via her newsletter on a Tuesday to assume that she’s dead!

Being consistent helps you in business in a variety of ways:

1 – It builds trust with your customers, knowing that they can rely on you.

Trust is probably the MOST important component to build a successful business.

2 – Consistency also builds momentum.

Since 2011 (I believe that was the year that she started B-school and by the way in case you think she was an overnight success  – she started her coaching business on the side in 1999, which makes her an overnight success 10 years in the making.)

And since then she has showed up every single year building and building and building on the foundation of what she started.

How to make this work in your business:

What can you do to help clients trust your business more? Perhaps this means highlighting your experience and credentials more?

Is what you have in place right now to support clients sustainable and scalable? i.e. – can you keep up the quality and level of service as your clients increase? This is a crucial point to help you to stay consistent.

It’s also important to note that if you are lacking clarity, have underlying doubts, fears or stories that are not aligned with your goals/success then it will greatly sabotage your ability to be consistent.

So be sure to reach out to a coach to help you overcome these.

I personally spend a lot of time helping clients to gain clarity and to overcome these fears and doubts to help them to take consistent action and that’s when they see momentum build and huge growth spurts in their business.

3: Focus On The Thing

For the last 9 or 10 years, Marie Forleo has focused on THE THING! And she’s designed everything in her business to feed into that one thing. Everything in her business serves a purpose and leads to her big offering B-school.

So what she’s done is scale effectively.

This is where I see a lot of business owners fail. I see a lot of business owners who want to scale add additional revenue streams that don’t fit into their business model. This creates more work and headaches.

I also see a lot of business owners try to monetize EVERYTHING they do (including their hobbies.) This again leads to chaos, working harder for a low rate of return and ultimately also losing their joy and passion.

So let’s do a quick breakdown of Marie’s business:

1 – Marie TV

This serves as a place for people to get to know Marie, which helps the know, like, and trust factor needed to convert sales AND it also serves as a way to grow her newsletter and gives her audience an easy place to share with their friends (i.e. referring her to others easily.)

2 – Her Book “Everything is Figureoutable”

Although I was personally disappointed with the book as I was hoping to get some new insights into Marie the person, again THIS WAS NOT the purpose for writing the book.

The purpose of this book was to give a wider range of people access to her so they could get to know and like her AND then eventually convert to buy her courses.

3 – Her courses Copy Cure + How to Start the Right Business

Both serve as perfect tasters of what you could get from her ultimate big offer B-School.

So how can you adapt this to your business:

When you look at all the things your business has to offer, do they all align and fit in?

Denise Duffield-Thomas has a saying all roads lead to Bootcamp ( which is her big course that she sells.)

So ask yourself: Do all roads in my business lead to making that sale?

You don’t have to have a course or be a service-based business to do this.

What you really want to look at here as that everything in your business is set up to get your customer closer to giving you their money. i.e. making a sale.

When you bring all three of these steps together, it makes for an incredible business strategy!

1: Leverage your network and build relationships

2: Be consistent

3: Focus on the revenue-producing thing

Now, I’d love to hear from you.

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When can you call yourself a CEO?

When can you call yourself a CEO?

Today’s Savvy Business Show talks about exploring this topic along with why it’s crucial to start thinking like a CEO long before you think you’re ready. 

Let’s dive in…

I get this question quite often. Usually when this question gets asked it’s asked from a place of doubt, uncertainty. 

Traditionally when we think of CEOs we think of big stuffy board rooms and men in suits  – with MBAs, decades of experience and more.

INTIMIDATING. No wonder so many women I work with feel a little uneasy calling themselves CEOs. 

Ok so back to the old boys club in suits… no, you don’t have to become one of them at all. 

And I completely get why it’s so intimidating to call yourself the CEO of your business as well – after all – you may not be running a Fortune 500 company (yet)…

So how dare you call yourself a CEO  – right? Right? — urm nope. 

See here’s the deal. In business, there is this definitive point where in order to grow and scale further, you MUST graduate to being the CEO of your company. 

Before this stage – you can still get away with being the workhorse – have a hand in everything and pretty much run your business the way you did when you started.

You can be the Chief Everything Officer in this phase.

And, then there’s that tipping point – where you have to start to work and think completely different in order to kick things up and make a leap to the next level in business. 

At this phase of business, you have to let go of doing everything, hire the right talent, learn to let go and delegate better, work on your leadership skills and start to do and show up very differently in your business.

This is what I call the graduation to Chief Executive Officer in your business. 

And this stage will test you  – this is the part where you have to strive to show up wanting to be a better person than yesterday every day.

Here you shift from being the workhorse to being the show pony – supporting your staff to execute and achieve the vision that you have for your business. 

At this level  – you have to shift from always grinding and hustling to working with more ease and joy.

Reserving your energy so you can expand your business exponentially without burning yourself out. 

That’s why CEOs do. 

So the good news is that you never have to call yourself a CEO if you don’t want to BUT you DO however have to start thinking, acting and BEING like a CEO in your business. 

And this isn’t the easiest of transitions to make. 

A lot of people have a very hard time letting go of all those to-dos and tasks they did for years – and I get it.

It’s difficult to trust others who are new to your business to do the job that you can now do in your sleep.

Hiring the right people and training others can be time-consuming and feel very difficult. 

That’s why it’s so important to invest in help at this phase of your business.

Because you’re about to go from working in your business all the time to working ON it a whole lot – which means there is no one around at YOUR EXECUTIVE level in your business who will truly understand or be able to give constructive growth-oriented feedback.

That’s exactly where one of my Savvy CEO Clients found herself last year before investing to work with me, she says:

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

Fast forward 18 months and Courtney went from owning 1 small office with 3 part-time employees to 2 locations with 10 full-time employees.

And she only works Monday – Thursday and now take Fridays off Guilt-Free. 

“Working with Hanneke has helped me professionally In so many ways. Most recently, she’s helped me and my executive team clarify our vision and define our roles as well as learn to have difficult conversations so we don’t sweep things under the rug because we “feel bad”.

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

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

You have to give yourself permission to be the CEO of your business – because if you don’t no one is going to give it to you.

Showing up as the leader of your company will raise the bar for everyone in your business.

It will inspire your team to show up committed and motivated. When you stay in the weeds you not only confuse your employees – you frustrate them and you’re denying them to work in their zone of genius too.

If you’re sick of overworking, hustling and grinding and not reaping the financial benefits for all your hard work it’s time to start working and thinking of yourself as the CEO of your business.

And, if you find this intimidating or you’re not quite sure where to start – be sure to reach out  – I’ll help you make this transformation to confident CEO, working less and earning more in no time at all!

Stop making it harder than it has to be – hop on over to the show notes and book a call with me and I’ll answer all your pressing questions and tell you more about the process of going from the workhorse to being the CEO of your company. 

Remember the CEO doesn’t stand for Chief everything officer! Stop overworking and be the show pony of your business – you deserve it.

Getting to the next level of your business

And  — if you’d like to gain clarity on what will get you to the next level in your business and would like to transform to a confident CEO working with more ease.

Then be sure to reach out to me by either visiting hannekeantonelli.com or email me at info@hannekantonelli.com.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to experience more ease and joy in your business in 2020.

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 I’m currently taking on new clients. If you’re a business owner who wants to expand their business and transcend beyond what they think is possible in 2020.

This opportunity is perfect for you if:

– You are longing to have a positive impact on your team, clients, community, and the world.

– You want to grow your business in a unique and authentic way that will allow you to create financial freedom to do what you want when you want to do it. 

If these are your goals for 2020, I’d love to invite you to come on a journey with me where we’ll do the deep transformational work that will allow you to step into your highest role of leadership in your life and business. 

In this experience you’ll discover how to: 

– use and evolve your business intuition to achieve your goals with ease

– act from a place of abundance and trust vs fear and doubt

– experience less resistance and work with more flow and intention

Stepping into this co-creative relationship in 2020 will allow you the support, accountability and radical self-reflection needed to transcend your business beyond what’s possible. 

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

Best Business Lessons From 2019

Best Business Lessons From 2019

Today’s Savvy Business Show talks about the Best Business Lessons from 2019. We also cover what it takes to lead like a pro and lead with intentions to grow, and having the biggest impact with clarity, accountability, and support, and best business practices.

2019 was a fun year in business, a few highlights included: hosting the first Savvy Business Retreat in March and again in November.

Expanding the Savvy Business Community and meeting and working with some phenomenal private coaching clients. And once again a record-breaking revenue year as well.

And of course, there were some struggles and hard lessons that had to be learned as well.

Let’s dive in…

1: Leading with your intention vs fear result in better decisions and profits

My word for 2019 was trust. And as often as possible when I started to freak out about things, I would lean into trusting myself and the universe.

Doing this helped me make better business decisions that lead to less scramble and better revenue. 

2: Clarity leads to ease

Acting from my intention also helped me to get crystal clear on who I’m here to serve and where I have the biggest impact with clients.

This clarity has helped me to figure out where to add new team members. And when and will result in some more changes in business in 2020, moving towards better profit margins, and working with even more ease.

I help my clients with this one a lot. The clearer we can be about our roles in our business and what we are creating, where we have the most impact, the easier it is to plan, act, execute and achieve goals.

When you have clarity it frees up space to do more with less effort as the clarity informs the best plan.

3: I’m no longer here to be nice

So often in an effort to not be seen as mean/unfair or unpopular, we as business owners will bend our rules. Or let something slide that goes against our business mission and values.

In 2019 I had plenty of those moments where in an effort to not look like a witch. I let things go and those things always came back to haunt me. So in 2020, I’m not here to be “nice”.

I’m here to lead by example, to have the biggest impact I can possibly have and to be a leader for others.

Note I’m not saying I’m going to be a mean person. But way too many of us act from a place of not wanting to be seen as mean/unfair/unreasonable. And then we swing the pendulum too far in the opposite direction.

Where’s the middle ground. And where is this behavior shooting yourself in the foot? Where are you bending backward (and losing money) because of it?

4: What got you here won’t get you there

I say this to my clients often — and in 2019 I very much had to take a big dose of my own advice.

As I mentioned it was a big year of testing and getting clear on where the future of my business is headed. And the path forward looks way different than the path here (or how I imagined the path forward will look.)

5:  Accountability and Support is a must

When I invest in people to help keep me accountable, get clear on things or hire new team members to help me in the areas that are not my strong suits, my business always wins.

The most important thing needed to grow a business is consistent action and in order to take this consistent action, you need to work through your fears.

Know your weaknesses, and how they’ll get in the way of what you want — for me, this means investing in coaches, retreats and or masterminds.

Having people who can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with me in my business and understand exactly what it means to run a business. Who can I can talk things through, ask for help is priceless. 

And equally important is having the right team members who are rockstars at what they do to support me in my business. And do all the things that I’m not good at or who can do the things that will free me up to have more impact.

Those are my five lessons of 2019! Now I’d love to hear some of yours. Either hop on over to the show notes and my blog to let me know or DM me via Instagram.

Getting to the next level of your business

And  — if you’d like to gain clarity on what will get you to the next level in your business and would like to transform to a confident CEO working with more ease.

Then be sure to reach out to me by either visiting hannekeantonelli.com or email me at info@hannekantonelli.com.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to experience more ease and joy in your business in 2020.

You’ll also love:

5 Strategies to build a business that you love

How to build and scale your business on The Female Millennial Entrepreneur Podcast

Would you like to accomplish your goals with more ease and confidence this year!?

 I’m currently taking on new clients. If you’re a business owner who wants to expand their business and transcend beyond what they think is possible in 2020.

This opportunity is perfect for you if:

– You are longing to have a positive impact on your team, clients, community, and the world.

– You want to grow your business in a unique and authentic way that will allow you to create financial freedom to do what you want when you want to do it. 

If these are your goals for 2020, I’d love to invite you to come on a journey with me where we’ll do the deep transformational work that will allow you to step into your highest role of leadership in your life and business. 

In this experience you’ll discover how to: 

– use and evolve your business intuition to achieve your goals with ease

– act from a place of abundance and trust vs fear and doubt

– experience less resistance and work with more flow and intention

Stepping into this co-creative relationship in 2020 will allow you the support, accountability and radical self-reflection needed to transcend your business beyond what’s possible. 

Click here to learn more and apply to work with me in this unique and high-touch private capacity.

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

Biggest Goal Setting Mistakes You’re Making

Biggest Goal Setting Mistakes You’re Making

Today’s Savvy Business Show talks about goal setting mistakes and helping my clients to do things differently that will work towards meeting goals for 2020 with more ease and joy vs doubt and fear.

It’s the beginning of the year and the world is buzzing with new year’s resolutions and goals.

And unfortunately, most people will make the mistakes we’ll discuss today and it will result in them losing focus, becoming frustrated and not hitting their goals.

If you’ve been following me for a while you know I’m all about helping my clients achieve their goals with more joy and ease.

How do I do this?

By helping my clients to do things differently than they’ve done it before, by shifting their perspective, exploring new possibilities and more…

And in today’s episode, we’re going to look as to how you can do this with your Goals for 2020 that will help you to work towards them with more ease and joy vs doubt and fear. 

So often when asking people to set goals they will find it difficult to speak the goal out loud.

And when you dig deeper as to why they’re so shy to say it out loud it’s because there are some fear and doubt buried underneath the excitement of their goals. 

Deep down they doubt that they can accomplish their goal.

Let’s dive in…

Which brings us to mistake number one:

1. Setting goals that you don’t believe you can accomplish

When setting a goal it’s important you believe that it’s possible for you to accomplish this goal In order to do so you need to address all the underlying fears and doubts.

Write out all your fears, examine them, do some clearing/tapping or forgiveness/put solutions in place where needed. 

Come up with a mantra that will solidify your belief in yourself. Remember this has to be something that you genuinely believe already.

So perhaps instead of saying something like: “I make 10 million in my sleep”

— which may be difficult for you to believe in this very moment, you can start with:

“It’s easy for me to make money.”

Which brings us to the next mistake:

2. Getting too specific about your goal

Remember my why smart goals are so dumb episode last year –if you haven’t listened to it yet, do so after you finish here!

In order to achieve your goal, you have to detach yourself from the outcome.

I know  – everyone everywhere is telling you to have to be super specific with your goals.

But in the process of getting so specific we box ourselves in, we close ourselves off to other better possibilities and we start to white-knuckle our goals.

Which results in an energy shift that comes from a place of lack vs abundance.

What if you leaned into trust more and became open to all the possibilities and ways you could achieve your goal. 

In The Illusion of Money, by Kyle Cease – he offers the idea that you set intention vs a goal to help you do this.

In order to get to the route of your intention: ask yourself why you want to achieve your particular goal?

Sticking with the revenue goal: Why do you want to earn that much? What’s the goal behind the goal?

Perhaps it is that you want to experience more freedom?

So that means your intention is to create more freedom. If you embodied this intention, how would you show up, how would you act?

Which brings us to our 3rd and final mistake:

3. Not aligning your habits with your goals:

People set goals but their habits and action don’t support them achieving that goal. 

The formula to achieve goals are as follows: 

What you think + what you say influences your actions, which directly impacts your results.

SO:

WHAT YOU THINK + WHAT YOU SAY + ACTIONS = RESULTS

Part 1 of the equation: 

WHAT YOU THINK + WHAT YOU SAY: is Mistake Number One people make -setting goals they don’t believe they can achieve.

This subconsciously shows up as fear/doubt, so the individual may not even be aware of their limiting belief.

Part 2 of the equation HOW YOU TAKE ACTION

When we act from our intention vs the result/goal we have — in other words if we detach from the outcome,  it’s easier to figure out what action to take.

Because in every second you can ask yourself: my intention is freedom — what will create more freedom here, what actions do I have to take to create more freedom if I showed up in with the intention of freedom what are my next steps?

This opens you up to more possibilities and more freedom.

Part 3 of the equation = RESULT

When you align your thoughts, words, and actions with your intention you’re bound to change your outcome significantly. 

By focusing on the process, you’ll open yourself up to so many more possibilities.

And finally: when you look at what you want to accomplish this year — who would you have to become to accomplish that goal?

I.e. If you’ve already achieved those goals: Who would you be, what would you say, how would you take action. 

This is often referred to in the self-development world as your Future Self. 

When we focus on who we will become in pursuit of our dreams it allows us to enjoy the journey more, it allows us to appreciate ourselves and what we’re creating more.

And when we enjoy the journey and have more self-love, we can create a way with more ease and joy. And that’s when the magic happens.

Now I’d love to hear from you: what is your biggest takeaway from today’s episode?

What is one thought/action you’ll adjust to achieve your goal or who do you want to become to become this year?

IF you’d like support and accountability to help you make these shifts in 2020, be sure to reach out to me and learn how we can work together and how I can help you achieve your goals with more ease and joy too!

Fill out this application form to get in touch or email me at info@hannekantonelli.com.

You’ll also love:

5 Strategies to build a business that you love

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

How to build and scale your business on The Female Millennial Entrepreneur Podcast

Would you like to accomplish your goals with more ease and confidence this year!?

 I’m currently taking on new clients. If you’re a business owner who wants to expand their business and transcend beyond what they think is possible in 2020.

This opportunity is perfect for you if:

– You are longing to have a positive impact on your team, clients, community, and the world.

– You want to grow your business in a unique and authentic way that will allow you to create financial freedom to do what you want when you want to do it. 

If these are your goals for 2020, I’d love to invite you to come on a journey with me where we’ll do the deep transformational work that will allow you to step into your highest role of leadership in your life and business. 

In this experience you’ll discover how to: 

– use and evolve your business intuition to achieve your goals with ease

– act from a place of abundance and trust vs fear and doubt

– experience less resistance and work with more flow and intention

Stepping into this co-creative relationship in 2020 will allow you the support, accountability and radical self-reflection needed to transcend your business beyond what’s possible. 

Click here to learn more and apply to work with me in this unique and high-touch private capacity.

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

Rounding up the best Savvy Business Show Episodes of 2019!

Rounding up the best Savvy Business Show Episodes of 2019!

I can’t quite believe that we’re only two weeks away from 2020. 

To send us off into the full jolly holiday swing, I’ve gathered the most popular Savvy Business Show Episodes of 2019 for you. 

Episode 020: Journaling your way to clarity & success!

Why do I recommend journaling:

It’s a great tool to build awareness, to clear your mind, help you make big decisions, and finally to create clarity on what actions to take next to create the business and life you want. I’ve also found that when I have resistance (or as some like to call it: when I procrastinate), journaling helps to highlight what’s creating that resistance to take action and helps me to get back in the flow.

Before I start:

I need you to really hear the following: there is no right or wrong way to journal. Don’t get stuck in the “how do I do it perfectly” trap. However you want to use what I’m about to share today is perfect, why? Because it’s how YOU want to use it. It’s YOURS and you can take what I share, add, subtract, chop and change… the main thing here is to have fun with it!

Episode 033: Stress less: How to get into meditation (consistently)​

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How you can get started with meditation in 5 min
  • How meditation principle can relate to your business

Episode 036: Think you’ve been playing small?

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How you can reframe the phrase “playing small”
  • How the phrase “playing small” causes pressure in your business and keeps you from up-leveling

All of these are perfect to set you up for big accomplishments in the next decade.

I’m taking the rest of 2019 to reflect, rest, support clients, and get ready for 2020 (which means you’ll only be hearing from me again in the new year — follow along on Instagram for BTS fun! How about you? What are you up to in the next few weeks?

As always thank you for your continued support and readership. I’m excited to continue to deliver resources and content to help you transform into a confident CEO, working less and earning more in 2020. (be sure to sign up for the CEO power sheet here to become part of our Savvy Insider Community and be the first to get announcements on retreats, new program offerings and more!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season, 

Hanneke 

What it takes to be the CEO of your business

What it takes to be the CEO of your business

This week’s mastermind highlight interview may be one of my favorites yet. In this interview, I get the DL on what it takes to take massive risks, run multiple projects in your company and step into that CEO mindset with our special guest: Andrea Isabelle Lucas the owner of Barre & Soul.

Get the juicy details on:

  • How she built the Barre & Soul empire
  • Studies with the original creator of Barre’s daughter in the UK
  • Wrote a book
  • Created the world’s first online barre training in the Lottie Berk methodology
  • Created a clothing line and more while raising two kids practically on her own!
Become a barre teacher here!

Read more about Andrea and her new book here.

Shop her amazing workout gear here.


About Andrea Isabelle Lucas

Andrea Isabelle Lucas is the founder of Barre & Soul, a successful, rapidly growing community of studios delivering Barre & Soul method classes, and challenging, athletic Vinyasa Yoga classes to strengthen body, mind & soul.

Barre & Soul method fuses elements of ballet conditioning exercises, yoga, pilates and calisthenics for a total mind-body workout that never fails to challenge and uplift clients. Andrea has overcome personal challenges from teen pregnancy to domestic abuse and is building an empire based on her expertise and passion for women’s issues, mind/body wellness, and Barre based on the authentic Lotte Berk method.

She learned early how to fuel her inner fire through mind/body fitness, and has catapulted herself to entrepreneurial success. She is driven by a mission to support women everywhere to overcome barriers and pursue their biggest dreams with grace, grit, and strength.

 

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-January.

 

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

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This is Killing Your Business: Pressure

This is Killing Your Business: Pressure

Today’s Savvy Business Show talks about cool ways to grow your business and “pressure”, is one thing killing your business.

Overcoming internal & external fears as one of the key growth strategies in building businesses.

Before we get down to the nitty-gritty — have you checked out details about THE NEXT LEVEL RETREAT yet?

Make 2020 different. Uplevel your confidence, gain clarity and focus on what will actually increase profits for you, PLUS stop stressing out about everything that scares you about running your business. Click here to attend the NEXT LEVEL RETREAT!

Let’s dive in…

Unpacking pressure:

  • Types of pressure: Internal & External
  • Where pressure comes from?
  • Ideas on how to become aware of it.
  • How to get rid of it?

External pressure includes stuff where we’re comparing ourselves with others through social media etc. thinking we should be further along, doing something that we’re not.

This creates a feeling of OMG, I should be doing this, I should be doing that.

Cool way of realizing pressure around external forces is to realize if you’re using phrases like “I should be” or “we should be”.

What this actually means is that you’re going against “what you want to be doing” in growing your business!

Internal pressure deals more with internalized feelings where one feels, I have to be perfect and things have to be perfect at all times, else I’m not happy.

As a result of too much internal pressure, it actually makes one not perform well.

So this striving to be ‘perfect’, having to be ‘should be something’ that it’s not, takes the fun out of business, makes it hard work, super anxious and as a result, nothing gets accomplished.

Situation changes to growth in business as soon as we make these feelings go away where we’re sort of conditioned to behave in a way looking at for example Corporate America or teachings of our schools etc., that you need to work work work hard, you gotta push further, really hustle, do your thing, creates a lot of internal pressure.

Bottom line: pressure robs us of our creativity, it makes us anxious, it gets us all stressed out, it makes us do all the busy work, it overwhelms us, and work becomes counterproductive, counter-intuitive and we really need to let that go.

Cool ways to grow business by overcoming the pressure

  • Become aware of where you’re applying too much pressure, stifling growth.
  • Identify fears around the project you’re working on.
  • Dig deep into your fears and come up with solutions.
  • Exercise daily and try enjoying your work vs. busy with the busywork.
  • Basically, do what feels aligned with your circumstances and who you are.

AN INVITATION TO WORK WITH ME & GROW BEYOND WHAT YOU THINK IS POSSIBLE

Stop imagining and start experiencing all of it now:

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You’ll also love:

5 Strategies to build a business that you love

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

How to build and scale your business on The Female Millennial Entrepreneur Podcast

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.

CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO: EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MASTERMINDS

Original Forbes Article.

5 Strategies to build a business that you love

5 Strategies to build a business that you love

Today on the Savvy Business Show we are talking about the 5 Strategies to build a business that you love.

Let’s dive in…

Want to grow a successful and thriving business?

It’s super important you grow a business that you love.

  1. Know your why? Why are you drawn to your industry and why are you starting your business? What are your core values and goals?
  2. Create a business plan that supports your why and your goals.
  3. Surrounds yourself with the support of people who are going to push you forward, encourage you and keep you motivated.
  4. What is your role in your company?
  5. Measure what is working and what is not working. Also, measure what you enjoy and don’t enjoy. Then marry what is working and you enjoy and continue doing build that a business that you love.

That’s it my 5 tips for growing a business that you love!

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.

CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO: EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MASTERMINDS

Original Forbes Article.

How to build and scale your business on The Female Millennial Entrepreneur Podcast

How to build and scale your business on The Female Millennial Entrepreneur Podcast

It was such an honor to be a guest on our Savvy Business Mastermind Member, Alessandra Pollina’s Female Millennial Entrepreneur Podcast!



“Hanneke is like your business fairy godmother, knowing exactly how to help you figure out what you want in your business and how to get it (usually much faster than you even hoped). In this episode, we chat about how to know if you’re really ready to scale your business, and what to do first if you are. If you’ve been considering growing your business next year or scaling beyond where your business currently is, you need to listen to this!”

Click here to listen to all my advice and tips to help you build and scale your business.

Speaking about scaling and profits!

Join us for The Savvy Profits Workshop – in Boston OR BEYOND!! ( join our virtual day FROM ANYWHERE in the world!)

Details about the day:

I speak with WAY too many business owners who don’t know their numbers and who are uncomfortable talking about money! This behavior is grossly hurting their profits.

Knowing your numbers (and being comfortable with them – no matter what they are) is a key ingredient to hitting your 2020 income goal.

And that’s exactly what I’ll help you do at The Savvy Profit Workshop!

Imagine how confident and relaxed you’ll feel when you finally know exactly how to hit your income goal, have a healthy cash flow, and sell like a rockstar!

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

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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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.

CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO: EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MASTERMINDS

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 Next Level 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 CEO’s who see your value and can help you step into your full power.

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. 

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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:

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{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