Business Growth And Innovation w/ Gianne Doherty

Business Growth And Innovation w/ Gianne Doherty

On today’s episode of The Savvy Business Show, we have another very special guest. Gianne Doherty and Jay Weeks founded Organic Bath Co. a skincare line that uses clean ingredients to nourish your skin.  They also founded the Well Summit, which is an event dedicated to helping you live your healthiest and most fulfilling life. This power couple knows how to innovate and get things done.

And today – we take a dive into how they’ve manage to pivot their business and continue to show up as supportive pillars of the community

Let’s Dive in…

Gianne talks with us today about how she was able to quickly pivot her business when COVID-19 pandemic hit the US. Gianne had already been thinking about launching a hand sanitizer for her company Organic Bath Co. This need in the community and the world pushed her to pivot so that she could provide a completely clean alternative.

Organic Bathe Co partnered with Bully Boy Distillers to create this new product. With the launch of the product they were able to develop a plan that allows them to ounce to ounce match your doncations to frontline workers.

Gianne Doherty Co-Founder of Organic Bath Co & WELL Summit

Gianne also discusses how she leans into and trusts the power of prayer to continue to move forward in uncertain times. Her motto is:

 Learn to rest, not to quit

Many people during these uncertain times have become overwhelemed and feel like giving up. It’s during these times that we need to embrace the non-busyness for a change and let your mind go and create that space for you to maybe even see that thing that you’ve always not done could possibly be something that helps you work through the next million dollar idea. It’s all possible.


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Do you want to step into your highest level of leadership even though you’re so freaking tired?

Do you want to innovate in the face of an uncertain future? 

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But how does one do this? 

It takes commitment, it takes awareness and it takes you implementing certain strategies every day. 
And in the Up Level Project, I’ll share the step-by-step and tailored to your specific needs process with you.

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Click here to learn more about the course! 


Finally, my book got a name!

Finally, my book got a name!

I’m so delighted to tell you the name of my book (in a minute) but first I wanted to give you some inside scoop about the process of writing it. 

When I first had the idea to write this book, the general theme of what the contents would hold was already there. I knew I wanted to share with you my most personal stories and the journey that’s not only led me to become a coach but also changed my life. 

You see, for me, coaching isn’t a job. It’s a lifestyle. When you enter a co-creative coaching agreement with me, I don’t just regurgitate theories and textbook blueprints at you.  All the work I do with my clients is discoveries, strategies, and tools that I, myself, have implemented, tested, and acquired along my personal development adventure. In short: I’ve lived and breathed this work. 

In fact, before I applied to get my life coach certification, I reached out to my first life coach in London. And I asked her: “Do you think I can do this, Shirley?”

Her answer: “Absolutely, you’re proof of how coaching transforms people. And you’re living it daily.” 

I believe that this is another reason that I was able to write my book so freaking fast. By this point, it’s part of my DNA. This must also evidently be why people will often refer to their book as their baby. 

And much like most people conceive a child before they have a name for it. My book came to me nameless as well. But that didn’t stop me from continually adding and editing it. I kept the faith that the right name would come at the very right time. 

And so it did, and along with that name came another message:

The work I share in this book is needed faster than I can write, publish, and launch it. 

I said this in last week’s email, and I’ll say it again here: 

It is clear that the world needs better leadership and more wealth in the hands of people who will be able to spread it across all nations, racial and ethnic lines, creating diversity, equity, and equality for all, while simultaneously healing economies across the globe. As a business owner, you hold a lot of power to create this change. To harness this superpower and have the most significant impact, you have to unlock your full potential for innovation and wealth creation.

And that’s where my work becomes of service. What I share will help you cultivate the awareness, and provide the steps to transform into your most confident and impactful self.

And so, with this realization, twins were born:

  • My Book (launching in Winter 2020/21)

    The Up-level Project: The ultimate guide for business owners to unlock their full potential, with joy and ease.

    AND
  • My 6-week Course (starting in August 2020) :
    The Up-level Project Program: where business owners transcend and expand into their next level of leadership and wealth, with joy and ease.

    BONUS: When you sign up to be part of this transformational experience that will re-energize you to step up and create the freedom and impact you desire, you’ll also be the first to get access to my book before it goes out to the public.

Click here to learn more about the course! 

I can’t wait to tell you more, 

Hanneke

Business Growth And Innovation w/ Janice Carte

Business Growth And Innovation w/ Janice Carte

In today’s episode of The Savvy Business Show, we have another very special guest. Janice Carte is the founder of Tiny Spoon Chef. Tiny Spoon Chef works with busy families, single professionals, and working couples to bring excitement and pleasure to mealtimes at home. Today Janice and I are going to dive in and talk about mistakes that we see business owners make, lessons that she’s learned, and advice for other business owners.

Janice Carte, the CEO of Tiny Spoon Chef, a Boston-based personal chef company bringing healthy, deeply flavorful food to an awesome network of clients – from major league athletes to local daycare owners –  every week.

On paper, she’s an expert in food. In reality, her superpower is relationships.

After years in the restaurant scene, Tiny Spoon Chef began with Janice cooking for a single client at their home. Through word of mouth alone, her side project grew into a full-time business.

In seven years, her success includes 50+ regular clients. A staff of five chefs, and a sustainability-focused home cooking app launching this year.

Let’s dive in…


When Janice started Tiny Spoon Chef, like a lot of people, she was working a day job that was not completely engaging. Janice did a little personal chef in the past, working for friends, kind of one-off jobs. Then more requests started to come in. Before too long, she had three or four clients and a pretty busy side hustle. Tiny Spoon Chef was born!

One of the things that we discuss in this episode is that many business owners during this time of uncertainty felt the need to lower their prices in order to still continue to operate in their business.

This however did not help provide them any relief as they were still working the same amount of time for half of the price. This leads to the business making half of the profits for the same amount of time leaving little to no room to scale your business.

Janice learned this lesson early on as she charged significantly less when she started her business as she was working to build it.

As she got further along she realized that in order to have a successful business that allowed her to work on her craft and grow her business. She needed to cultivate her business to reflect the value that she was putting in, as well as determine her ideal client that she would be able to make a difference with.

When building Tiny Spoon Chef, Janice has made relationship building a cornerstone to its success. For The Tiny Chef, relationship building allows her to make sure people feel seen, feel human, and feel supported.

She has supported her clients by doing things like sending presents to their kids and sending stamps and asking them to write letters to their grandparents.

When doing these things and building the relationships, the business came organically from a loving and genuine place.

During this episode Janice shares some business tips and marketing success stories. And was able to implement, perfect, and grow her business.

If you want to pass along some love to local Boston heroes, you can find out more and donate at TinySpoonChef.com/blog.

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    How she’s growing now w/ Janet Mesh

    How she’s growing now w/ Janet Mesh

    In the next few episodes of The Savvy Business Show, we’re going to interview some of the phenomenal business owners who in-spite of the current COVID-19 situation have been able to not only show up but either grow or sustain their businesses. 

    Our distinguished guest today is Janet Mesh, who is the CEO and Co-founder of Aimtal, a digital marketing agency that provides digital and content marketing services to clients.

    Let’s dive in…

    Now, why is it important for us to listen to them? Well, when we see other people do amazing and great things, it inspires us to continue to step up, show up, while creating and achieving our goals and the impact (plus change) we want to see in the world. That is why I wanted to bring back today Janet Mesh.

    After freelancing full time for two years, Janet decided to start the digital marketing agency to scale her marketing offers.  I have known Janet for quite a while. She has been a client of mine and I have just been so impressed with how she has built her business to work remotely so fast and everything that she’s accomplished since starting her business.

    I specifically wanted to bring her back here today to tell us how she has helped her clients to pivot and innovate during this time and what mindset shifts she has had to make to continue to show up and lead her team from her highest self.

    One of the key things that Janet and her team focused on was communication. Having a remote team all over the world it was important to Aimtel to tighten up their communications from the beginning. They felt this was important so that their team would be able to communicate their needs as well as continue to support their clients. They used this time to also helo their clients better communicate with their teams.

    Janet’s team also made sure that they kept a pulse on what was planned in the upcoming months for their clients. This allowed them to shift their conferences and marketing efforts towards webinars and online marketing strategies.

    Come find out more and how Janet and her team at Aimtel used their resources and gratitude to help them pivot and sustain their business.


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      What I’ve had to believe to write my book

      What I’ve had to believe to write my book

      “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” ~ Walt Disney

      You get to choose.

      Just like we are what we eat, we are what we think and believe. Our mindset shapes our ability to achieve. It’s with this knowledge in mind that I knew to start and finish writing my book, I’d had to work on a few beliefs.

      In this blog entry I’ll share four beliefs I’ve cultivated and/or actively worked on (and continue to work on) while writing my book.

      I continue to say them when I feel doubt creep in or I occasionally write them out. Having these mantras helped speed up the process of writing my book.

      1: It is possible for me to write a book.

      I used to think that I didn’t have that much to say and everything’s already been said, so why bother? And because of these thoughts, the prospect of writing 50 000 words would completely overwhelm me.

      In order to embody the belief that I could write a book, I knew I needed help and accountability. Hiring an editor who pushed me to outline the entire book in more detail than I thought possible helped me to believe that yes, it was indeed possible for me to write a book.

      Which brings us to the next two beliefs I had to work on:

      2: Whoever needs to hear my message will find this book helpful.

      3: What needs to be heard is what I’ll be guided to write.

      I also knew that I didn’t want this project to turn into something I resented doing. Like most business owners, I, too, tend to grind and push to get things done. Experience has taught me that when I do this, I suck the joy right out of a project, AND I end up burning out.

      So the next belief I worked on is:

      4: It’s possible to have fun while writing this book.

      Writing from my back yard has made things more fun!

      I continue to uncover limiting beliefs and experience fear as I move through this process. And when they show up, I also remind myself that it’s normal to have anxiety and limiting beliefs. And then I remind myself of the author, Elizabeth Gilbert’s quote from her book Big Magic:

      “There’s plenty of room in this vehicle for all of us, so make yourself at home, but understand this: Creativity and I are the only ones who will be making any decisions along the way. I recognize and respect that you are part of this family, and so I will never exclude you from our activities, but still—your suggestions will never be followed. You’re allowed to have a seat, and you’re allowed to have a voice, but you are not allowed to have a vote.”

      And I get right back to writing and taking action despite the presence of fear and doubt.

      X Hanneke

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        Resilience + Money Mindset in Practice

        Resilience + Money Mindset in Practice

        In today’s episode of The Savvy Business Show, we have a very special guest. This special guest is the editor of this podcast, the go-to video guy, and also my husband.

        Robert Antonelli is the owner of Antonelli Visual Media, and today he is going to talk with us about how his resiliency routine and money mindset have helped during this time when COVID-19 has severely impacted his business.

        Let’s dive in…


        During the COVID-19 epidemic many entrepreneurs have had to make a shift to their business.

        Today we are going to talk about the things that have helped him show up every single day and continue on despite uncertainty and the challenges he has faced.

        Robert runs a video production company whose primary focuses on weddings. Unfortunately with COVID-19 the wedding industry has been hit hard. This has made a huge impact on the financial budget well into 2021.

        Bob has joined me to develop a resiliency routine that works for us. You might be asking yourself how do you get a partner to start a resiliency routine with you that perhaps they were hesitant to do before. By enthusiastically sharing your ideas with another allows you to inspire others to start theirs.

        So what steps has Robert taken to focus on his resiliency routine?

        Meditation

        Starting his day with meditation allows him to get present with himself. This helps him to not have tunnel vision and control stress so that he can focus on possible solutions. It has allowed him to release attachment to the outcomes that were supposed to happen.

        Focusing on the Money Mindset

        Letting go of the worry where money will come from and letting go of worry that you won’t get anymore business, because it is out of your control.

        This opens up your mind to allow you to focus on new opportunities that can come your way. It is a time where you allow your business to grow in the direction that it should. Opening his business up for innovation.

        Remember that this will not always be the thing that you want to do, but when you have this routine you will see results. Having a resiliency routine and money mindset makes you more resilient, helps you to adapt, to bounce back, and to move forward.


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          Five Strategies to be a more effective CEO

          Five Strategies to be a more effective CEO

          Today’s, Savvy Business Show talks about taking a closer look at the 5 strategies that will help you lead your team with more ease.

          My clients often come to me for help to lead their teams more effectively.

          As the owner of your business, it’s important that you step up to be the leader. – claim that role. 

          Why? Because when you don’t do this  – you confuse and frustrate your team.

          Let’s dive in…


          My clients and I look at this every single time the team is expanding or contracting. And we take it a step further making sure that everyone’s roles are clearly laid out.

          When roles are defined it gives everyone clarity. And clarity  –  especially when lots of changes are happening, is a key for employees to feel safe and valued.

          When people feel safe and valued they can focus better and thus be more effective.

          1st  strategy: role definement

          For strategies 2 – 5, I’m referencing the Four Agreements  – The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom is a self-help book by bestselling author Don Miguel Ruiz with Janet Mills.

          The book offers a code of conduct based on ancient Toltec wisdom that advocates freedom from self-limiting beliefs that may cause suffering and limitation in a person’s life. – a really good book to read as a business owner.

          Be impeccable with your speech

          Don’t take anything personally

          Don’t make assumptions

          Always do your best.

          Being impeccable with your speech:

          My clients often have trouble with this one as they don’t want to insult their staff or come across as condescending.

          Of course, you can mind your tone, but over-communicating is way better than under communicating for both you and your employee – the clearer you are and the more direction you give, the more confident they’ll feel.

          They won’t have to guess what you want or what you meant.

          Don’t take anything personally:

          Keeping the focus on the facts and the tasks at hand is super essential when working with your employees. To help my clients take things less personally I often ask them: what does the BUSINESS need right now.

          It’s easy to get your own ego wrapped up in your business and I have found that when I ask the question, what does your business need, my clients are able to separate themselves from their business and look at things more objectively.

          I’m going to do a deeper dive into this in a future episode, but for today: just remember to not take things personally.

          Don’t make assumptions:

          “And if you insist on continuing to make assumptions about my character, I’ll advise you only this: assume you will always be wrong.”― Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

          This applies to more than just someone’s character. When you continue to assume things – you’ll set yourself up for lots of disappointment and frustration – which of course can then lead you to take things personally.

          So stop assuming and start communicating better.

          Even if that means having difficult conversations, conversations don’t have to be difficult – because when you come to the conversation with the four agreements, you’re going to be able to have more powerful conversations with people that will help you lead better too.

          Always try your best:

          Knowing that you (and your employees) are always trying your best with what you got will allow you to let things go easier, to stop beating yourself up, judging/blaming others

          So let’s do a quick summary:

          • Define roles clearly
          • Be impeccable with your speech
          • Don’t take anything personally
          • Don’t make assumptions
          • Always do your best


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            How I wrote a book in 90 days –  Part 2

            How I wrote a book in 90 days – Part 2

            Welcome back to part 2 of the 4 strategies that helped me write a book in under 90 days!

            As I mentioned in the first section of this two-part series, I wanted to take you behind the scenes to show you what it took to write this book.

            I know that you have big goals too, and so I wanted to share this journey to you, to inspire and motivate you to achieve YOUR big ambitions too!

            Click here to read Part 1 where I share two crucial steps that helped bring clarity to my creative process and got me to finally start and finish a book I’ve been trying to write since 2017.

            After implementing those two strategies, I did the following to further help me focus and stay accountable.

            3: It’s all in the table of contents

            Being the little aquarian that I am, I like to walk to the beat of my own drum. And I don’t like following conventional constraints. In my creative process, I like to leave things as open as possible to adjust and change plans when I see fit.

            That was also the approach I took in the past when I wanted to write this book. Yep, I have actually been sitting on several book ideas, none of which came to fruition, for various reasons. One of those reasons was that I never had a structured and detailed enough table of contents.

            But thanks to my editor, I was able to pull my aquarian creative process together with a more structured format.

            Once I had a detailed table of contents the book practically wrote itself.

            4: Set aside time and know yourself

            The process started off a little scattered. I wrote the first chapter of this book in the L.A. airport while waiting for a delayed flight in December.

            I planned out the table of contents in South Africa over a couple of days, spending an hour or so a day on it. And I think I wrote three chapters down there as well.

            Once I was back at home in Massachusettes, I decided to set aside time in the morning and committed to writing for 60 – 90 minutes at least five days a week.

            I also wrote a few times over the weekends but I never wrote more than 3 hours a day.

            Why? Because I wanted this process and experience to be FUN! Something that I would never have thought was possible back when my friend first suggested I wrote a book back in 2016.

            “When you understand the intricate workings of your personality and how your body interconnects with your soul, it unlocks a whole new dimension of what’s possible for you to achieve.” ~ excerpt from Chapter 12 in the first draft of my book.

            Once again, applying one of the strategies I share in the book, I was able to work with myself and work faster and with more ease! And the best part: I NEVER had one day of writers’ block ever!

            Want to know more about the book? Subscribe below and stay tuned for more behind the scenes information coming soon, including the name, and how it’s going to help you grow a business you love!

            A special gift for you:

            I also have a very special gift for you today that will further help you to lead from your values with more confidence. As you know – I’m currently going through the editing process of my first book. And I’m giving away a free chapter   – that’s right – when you visit: downloadchapter11.com – you can download my chapter A leader is born.

            • You’ll become part of my VIP Book Club that will give you access to:
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            • A special invitation to the book launch parties.
            • Other opportunities to win prizes when you help me spread the word about my book.
            • BONUS you’ll also get behind-the-scenes insights on all things book-related, my writing process, publishing, and more!

            Sending you lots of strength and courage! Until next time

            How to make the best business decisions

            How to make the best business decisions

            Today’s, Savvy Business Show talks about how to beat the overwhelm and make the best business decisions.

            There’s been a theme that has consistently been coming up in all sessions with clients since the start of the pandemic.

            Naturally, most people are feeling overwhelmed at the moment, there are so many decisions to be made  – but which one will be the best one for your business?

            That’s what we’ll uncover in today’s episode: how to beat the overwhelm and make the best business decision right now.

            Let’s dive in…


            On any given day there are lots of decisions for you as a business owner to make and right now there are a million more. The landscape of what we’re dealing with’s changing so fast it’s sometimes hard to keep up.

            So, I wasn’t surprised when one session after another was all about helping the to decide the best steps forward.

            The decisions you’re making right now will greatly impact your relationship with clients and your employees. And obviously these two relationships are the most important ones in business, why?

            If you don’t have strong trustworthy relationships with clients, you don’t have a business.

            And if you don’t have that very same relationship with your employees – it will directly impact the quality of their work  – which of course will trickle down to your bottom line too.

            So how do you make the best decisions for your business right now while simultaneously keeping all these valuable relationships intact?

            You’ll be happy to know that that boils down to one simple thing.

            A concrete and solid beacon, that will remain unshakeable no matter what.

            And that one thing is this:

            YOUR BUSINESSES MISSION STATEMENT

            When prepped correctly, your mission statement sums up your fundamental values.

            It informs how you operate in every situation.

            Let’s take my mission statement as an example: 

            A results-driven company that acts from a place of kindness, courage, and integrity.

            Providing a safe and co-creative space. Delivering transformational services of the highest standards and quality. Helping business owners to become confident leaders and CEOs working with ease and joy (working less, earning more)

            So if  we grab my values from  this statement it’s 

            Kindness,  Courage, Integrity, Quality

            Coming back to these values before I do anything in my business helps me to be able to trust myself and my actions.

            I can put any decision I have to make through this filter and trust that it will be the best decision for my business.

            For example: how to have a difficult conversation with a client or employee right now,  how to go about creating buzz about my book without coming off as tone-deaf.

            All of these decisions are put through my values filter first: Kindness,  Courage, Integrity, Quality

            Even when fear is fogging my judgment,  coming back to this statement will act as my true north. Thus helping me to be able t o TRUST MY GUT.

            How has coming back to values helped my clients:

            1. It’s helped them decide if the pivot they’re making to adjust to current circumstances is in alignment with who they are as a business. Companies who have not taken a second to go back to their values are the ones that you’re seeing that are offering stuff that is confusing to you right now.

            2. It’s also helped them to communicate effectively with their clients and employees  – which has strengthened the faith in businesses. Again the companies whom you are seeing with completely tone-deaf marketing right now are the ones who are not acting from their values.

            A very beautiful example of a big company who recently did some marketing that was so aligned with who they are: VISTA PRINT when you google them the following comes up: Vistaprint empowers small businesses like yours to market themselves effectively.

            They recently created a beautiful inspirational video where they encouraged people to buy gift cards from small businesses — again beautifully aligned with their mission. And now when you got to their site they Vistaprint has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to create the Save Small Business Fund – a grant opportunity to help keep qualified small businesses afloat during this pandemic.

            3. It’s helped my clients trust their own gut which has strengthened their confidence and has made them more resilient, which  means that they’ve been able to move forward despite incredibly difficult

            I strongly believe that if you don’t

            So if you’re feeling overwhelmed right now, go back to your mission statement.

            Maybe it’s time to review it. Do that now!

            A special gift for you:

            I also have a very special gift for you today that will further help you to lead from your values with more confidence. As you know – I’m currently going through the editing process of my first book. And I’m giving away a free chapter   – that’s right – when you visit: downloadchapter11.com – you can download my chapter A leader is born.

            • You’ll become part of my VIP Book Club that will give you access to:
            • An exclusive PRE-SALE DISCOUNT CODE when pre-sales start later in 2020.
            • A special invitation to the book launch parties.
            • Other opportunities to win prizes when you help me spread the word about my book.
            • BONUS you’ll also get behind-the-scenes insights on all things book-related, my writing process, publishing, and more!

            Sending you lots of strength and courage! Until next time

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            How I wrote a book in 90 days – Part 1

            How I wrote a book in 90 days – Part 1

            That’s right! I wrote a BOOK! And I’ve decided to take you on the behind the scenes journey that leads to this miracle I once thought would not be possible.

            But before I share more on how I wrote a book in 90 days, a mission impossible cum miracle.

            I do want to acknowledge that now is a hard time for A LOT of people. The idea of celebrating something may feel completely wrong or may fill you with guilt. You may even think: “Hanneke – really!? How tone-deaf can you be!?”

            I hear you. I sat with that guilt for quite a bit before sending this email.

            It took me back to my morning walk today. I spotted a nurse in a parking lot, walking to work and I immediately started clapping for her. I completely caught her by surprise and it brought a huge smile it to her face as she walked into her office. That, in turn, brought tears to my eyes.

            And it solidified something big for me: my role now (and always) is to inspire and be a beacon of hope when others can’t see it. That’s the vision I hold for my clients and that’s the space I hold for you too.

            I’m here to inspire and give hope – despite the hardships and odds we face. I am here to allow you to feel whatever you need, and then help you find the solution that’s gonna get us out of this mess.

            AND that’s why I wanted you to share in this celebration with me.

            My hope is that what I’m about to share with you, will inspire you too.

            Here’s how I know my news can do that for you: When we see others do big things, it pulls us into action to do big, scary, and hard things in our own lives as well. Other’s accomplishments inspire and motivate us – when we choose for it to do that for us.

            May my celebration be that source for you today.

            Ok, ready to celebrate?

            Today’s blog entry is the first of a two-part series where I take you behind the scenes of how I wrote this book so darn quickly!

            I remember the day back in 2014 when I told one of my closest friends in Boston that I was going to get my coaching certification. She was so excited for me and told me that just that morning she had been watching the morning show and they were interviewing a life coach who had written a book. 

            “You’re going to write one too!” She declared. 

            I immediately felt my insides contract. Me? I suck at writing. There’s no way that I’ll be able to write a full-blown book – EVER. 

            It turns out that limiting belief that I had about myself and my abilities were completely false! 

            Not only, did I write a book, but I did it in under 90 days while traveling to South Africa for three weeks, and Florida for five days. I wrote while still running my business, and serving clients full time. And during the last month of writing the pandemic was in full swing, by then writing became my happy escape from it all, and that helped to finish it in record time.

            So, how did I do it!? 

            Through the powerful toolkit that I’ve amassed since hiring my first life coach over 13 years ago, and the coaching expertise I gained when I became a certified coach. Yup, I used all of the strategies I use daily with clients on myself. It’s also the very process I share in my book! It helped me stay as focused as I could be and as a result, I was able to finish the first draft of my book in under 90 days. 

            And here are TWO of the FOUR ingredients that helped me write a book in 90 days: 

            1: I made a commitment to myself. 

            This is actually the very first step in the process that I share in my book too. When you commit to doing whatever it takes to overcome obstacles, you empower yourself to do the hard things. The things that you once thought would be completely impossible. Which for me was writing a book!

            “that’s what makes the commitment even more important, without the commitment to do whatever is necessary to achieve your goal, you won’t get up and face the music. You won’t do the hard things. You won’t stand up for yourself. 

            Making this commitment will help you to expand into your fullest creative potential while you’re here on earth. You’re here to grow and achieve everything that you’re capable of.“

            ~ an excerpt from Chapter 1 in my first draft of the book

            And as I explain in my book, that process starts with a very clear commitment to yourself.

            I committed to writing a book no matter what tin 2020.

            2: Get a good editor

            Back when I was still running my Pilates business, I had the pleasure of meeting a music critic at the Boston Globe, who became a very close friend over the years. And he ended up being my editor for a while when I first started blogging and writing newsletters.

            When I had the idea to write a book, I immediately knew that I wanted him to be my editor. 

            My book is a combination of a memoir that meets self-development books, and due to the very personal and vulnerable stories I share, I knew that I would want someone who knew me to be my editor. 

            So at the end of 2020, I sat across from my friend, who has since become an editor at The Los Angeles Times, who had immediately agreed to help me when I called him. Over a very L.A. brunch, the two of us brainstormed the framework of the book.

            CLICK HERE TO READ PART TWO OF HOW I WROTE A BOOK IN 90 DAYS.

            First meeting with my editor in L.A. over breakfast.

            Don’t miss part two, containing two more strategies that practically had the book write itself. I’ll also be sharing other behind the scenes stories of my book, including the name, meet my editor, and most importantly – learn how this book is going to help you grow your business with confidence and ease too. Sign up below!

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              How to Lead with More Ease (even now)

              How to Lead with More Ease (even now)

              Two things to help you lead with ease

              I’ve had many conversations with clients and business owners over the last few weeks and one thing became very clear. Everyone is experiencing various levels of EXHAUSTION, Overwhelm, with periods of freak-out and we’re all going to be ok in between.

              Right now – everyone is OVERLOADED with information and hardcore business strategies of how to go digital faster, how to get funding, etc. With this information OVERLOAD, all of my clients have expressed how little bandwidth they have at the moment. BECAUSE everyone is strategizing like a champ already! You already have/know of or are applying all the BUSINESS strategies to handle this situation. 

              BUT SOMETHING IS MISSING! 

              That something is strategies to help you ground, focus, lead with ease. This falls under the mindset category.

              For this very reason that I will not be delivering any content on social media or here that is more information about things/strategies to DO. Of course, if that’s what YOU need right now – I’m more than happy to hop on a private call with you and brainstorm the living daylights out of ideas with you while helping you to stay in possibility land. 

              It’s my intention to help ground and focus you during this time so you can continue to lead your business and team with ease and confidence.

              How do I know this is needed? Because this is what I’ve been helping every client do right now, and you know what the results have been? 

              They’ve come up with crazy innovative ideas, they’ve been able to take massive action, and execute those plans in record time. Some of them have even gained new clients. 

              So that’s why it’s important that you have these tools in your mindset toolkit too. 

              Today I’m going to share two quick and easy ways to help you tap back into both ease and confidence by asking yourself the following: 

              What do you need right now at this very moment? 

              I’ve personally been doing this every day. Remember that right now – I’m having to hold the space for people who are freaking out and unloading on me EVERY DAY. In order to help and guide them to come up with the very best innovative solutions that will help their business not only survive in the short run but thrive in the long run, I need to show up grounded and calm. 

              And the way to do that is to NURTURE me. 

              Your clients and your team are looking to you to lead them right now, and it will be easier to do that when you feel nurtured and taken care of yourself. 

              Here are ideas from what clients have shared and I have been doing:

              • Take that nap
              • Have a bath
              • Take a walk 
              • Learn to do magic tricks
              • Crochet
              • Have that glass of wine
              • Have the cookie 
              • Cook a wholesome meal

              Nurturing is also going to help you feel safe. Which is so important in this time where your physical well being is at risk. Bringing in rituals that promote safety will reduce your stress levels 

              And when we’re less stressed – we do everything better.

              The other question I’ve been asking myself is and been helping clients with too 

              Who do you want to become throughout the next few months?

              This will be unique to every person. Right now, as the leader of your business, you have the choice to sink or swim. This crisis may highlight leadership qualities that you can strengthen.

              Personally I want to become more resilient, I want to trust harder and deeper than ever before. I want to show up as a beacon of strength for clients, a source of support, kindness, and courage. 

              When you ask yourself this question, it allows you to focus on what you have to do to be that higher wiser version of yourself. It helps you to draw and call up your strengths vs feed into your weaknesses. 

              And when you can step into your highest level of leadership – it lights the way to what needs to be done, and how to get it done. It pulls you into action and forwards motion despite uncertainty. 

              And that’s what your business and your team need more than anything right now. 

              Both of these strategies will promote more ease in a time when ease is needed more than ever before. 

              I’m sending you lots of strength and courage and please know that you are more than welcome to reach out if you need help or support right now. I’m here to help ease this period of stress and overwhelm and build a stronger business than ever before.


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              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.

              You’ll also love:

              Next level business retreat

              Next level VIP

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

               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.”

              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:

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              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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              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-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!

              Apply here now. 

               

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