Podcast 005: Become a Savvy CEO

In today’s podcast episode of the Savvy Business Show, it’s all about becoming a Savvy CEO.

We look at the internal shifts and external actions that need to happen in order to help you focus on the bigger vision of your business and support your team to get there.

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And if you’re currently looking to expand your business in a sustainable and savvy way, be sure to check out private coaching with me or join us in the Savvy Business Accelerator Mastermind program.

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Podcast 004: Up-leveling in your business

Up-leveling YOUR business

Things in my business may look very rosie from the outside. But to be honest – for most of this year, I’ve been feeling way uncomfortable. You see I’ve been in an up-leveling spurt. Up-leveling in business means breaking through to the next level. And that my friends, come with a lot of growth (emotional and business growth that is) – while feeling super uncomfortable, constantly fighting the urge to just pack it in and go do something different, or hide in a little ball and stay small. But as a coach I’m committed to becoming the best version of me, to build a hugely successful business, so I can serve my clients at the highest level and help them to push to their unlimited potential too and grow their companies exponentially.

 

 

You know you’re up leveling when:
  • You’re making massive adjustments in your business
  • You’re experiencing personal and business growth (and note the business growth here is the behind the scenes business adjustments that lead to increased profits)
  • And all the while it’s feeling super out of your comfort zone awkward

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Podcast 003: #BlogHer18 Recap

BlogHer18: What an amazing line up this was! 

In today’s podcast episode I give all the best AHAs, tips, and takeaways I received from the speakers at the BlogHer18 conference.

 

 
The BlogHer18 conference was held in NYC’s downtown gorgeous Pier 17 building. And had about 1000-ish attendees. I was so excited to attend the event with some other friends.

The BlogHer18 line-up included:

Gabrielle Union

Marie Forleo – total girl crush on this lady!

Uzo Aduba from “Orange is the new black”

Brooklyn Decker from “Grace & Frankie” – when’s the next season starting by the way?

Tiffanie Thiessen form “90210”

Jessica Alba

and even Amy Schumer made a surprise guest appearance!

Needless to say that these women were super inspiring and gave quite a few great tips on running a successful business.

Although this was a fantastic event I’m not sure if I’ll go again just because things were kept very high level.

There were a lot of speakers – almost too many which made it difficult to really dive deep on any one topic. So if you’re hoping to go in future – I’d just make sure that you know exactly what your objectives are and what you’d like to get from the conference.

I did meet some very interesting people which is always wonderful.

The overall theme to creating amazing content was most definitely: Be completely yourself + be consistent and create quality content!

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Podcast 002: What you focus on expands

Focus: What you focus on expands

In today’s episode, I share how my own focus at a recent conference almost turned into a huge waste of time and money and how my focus snafu can help you shift your perspective to create success in your business and life faster.

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Successful people CHOOSE to focus on POSSIBILITY vs the fear and the doom and gloom.

Note they’re not ignoring it

Or smacking a happy face on reality or stats

However, they are always focused on creating a SOLUTION. They ask: How can I fix it and make it better mode. They are in Possibility mindset. And that’s how they get so much done!

So how do you get here?

Here’s how:

  • Become aware of what you’re focused on and decide to shift it
  • Get clear on the outcome – what do you want to happen?
  • Focus on actions and solutions that will get you to that outcome!

Now I’d love to hear from you: how do you shift your perspective? Or what was your biggest aha about today’s episode? 

Enjoyed the podcast? Listen to Episode 001 here.

 

The Savvy Business Podcast has arrived! Listen now – Limiting stories

If you’ve been following me over on Instagram – you know how freaking excited I am to be announcing this today!

I’ve been creating content since 2014 now, and have tried various platforms over the years. At the beginning of the year, I started getting some strong tugs to start a podcast.

At first, I ignored it – but the thought kept coming back. And then I finally gave in. Even after buying the mic a few months ago, I still dragged my feet a little. But then the episode I’m about to share about limiting stories came to me and as soon as I recorded it, I was totally hooked!

Next, I had to come up with an intro, I had somewhat of an idea, and after getting some friends and clients to help and picking a song that represented my brand best, my husband Robert Antonelli from Antonelli Visual Media brought the intro and outro to life!

And now I’m soooo excited to share my very first Podcast episode with you!

(You can subscribe to the podcast right from the blog, simply click the first icon that looks like the wifi sign on its side next to the time tracker at the bottom of the Lipsyn player)

May you enjoy it (as much as I enjoyed writing, recording it!) You can read more about the content of the podcast below.

Thank you in advance for sharing this episode with others and if you like the episode, please do leave me a review on iTunes, GooglePlay or wherever you get your podcasts from.

And I also have to thank Caroline Hull from Caroline Creates for helping me set up the backend of this podcast! Thank you so much, Caroline.

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Limiting stories and beliefs:

They say that you should do something that scares you every day, well right now I’m sweating bullets. You see I still have a slight dose of stage fright. (this was a story I clung to for years and years…)

In this episode, I’ll tell you how I finally overcame this limiting story! I’ll also dive into these limiting beliefs and stories that we or others impose on ourselves, where they come from, what they’re costing us and of course, share the tips to overcome them!

 

Tips on overcoming and rewriting these limiting beliefs: 

  1. Know what your story and excuse are and give yourself permission to let go of it.
  2. Flip the script or get a mantra: say your story is I’m not smart enough to do X, then flip the script on it: every time you think that thought: I’m not smart enough: flip it so I’m smart enough
  3. Mind your language: stop saying it out loud. Back to our example: stop saying “I’m not smart enough” or repeating anything that’s self-deprecating to others PERIOD.
  4. Look for the evidence of when you are doing something smart in your life and business and celebrate that.

Remember this takes practice – chances are you’ve been telling yourself this story for a very long time. SO be patient with yourself, treat yourself with love and kindness and know – just like weight loss and getting fit, it takes showing up and being consistent every day! Practice your new story every day and soon you’ll transform your life and business!

Now, I’d LOVE to hear from you! What’s a story or belief that you’d like to let go of? Or have you overcome a limiting belief recently? What was it and how did you do it?

If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to share it with a friend and write a review for me – thank you!

Cash Flow is Queen

 

 

In today’s episode of the Savvy Business Show, we speak with Sarah Webb, president of  Plaid for Women about all things cash flow and why it’s important for your business.

In this episode we cover:

  1. What Cash flow is.
  2. Why cash flow is key to building a successful business.
  3. What you can do to improve your cash flow.

We also learn more about Sarah’s #NoMeanGirls campaign and the No Mean Girls Conference happening on September 21st and 22nd.

 

Be sure to ask us your Cash Flow Questions below! Or tell us what your biggest aha was of today’s episode.

 

Sarah is the President of Plaid for Women, Inc. a multimedia company providing content, podcasts and short-form videos for women.www.plaidforwomen.com Plaid for Women is also behind the #NoMeanGirls Movement, encouraging women to respect themselves and support other women on their own journeys without judgment.  With her experience as a CPA, Sarah is very passionate about helping women build financial freedom.  This includes helping women get rid of debt, structuring a small business that fits their life and creating opportunities to build wealth.

 

 

 

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How to avoid burnout with Chris Vasiliadis

Watch the Savvy Business Show and learn all about burnout and more importantly what the signs of it are and how to avoid it:

As busy entrepreneurs, it’s so important for us to know exactly what to do to make sure we don’t burn out because as I always say: Without YOU there will be no business.

So I decided to invite my friend and health and wellness coach, Chris Vasiliades, to be a guest on the Savvy Business Show. We dove deep into the topic of burnout, what it is, how you can avoid it and more.

 

Please feel free to ask us your questions in the comments below!

The Savvy Business Show with my guest Chris Vasiliadis

CVasiladis WebChris believes that prioritizing your well-being is the secret weapon to being engaged in and successfully leading your work and non-work life. Choosing to thrive with multiple sclerosis indirectly led Chris to becoming trained and Nationally Board Certified as a Health & Wellness Coach. Remaining relapse-free for over a decade, her intention is to help as many people as possible create and maintain their best health. Chris created her business, Priority Wellness, to serve those who are tired of putting their health on the back burner, concerned about burnout, or who are unhappy with their current state of wellness.  Through speaking and coaching in a variety of settings since 2008, she has helped hundreds of individuals make lifestyle changes that energize their health, enabling them to vibrantly perform and focus on what matters most.
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The real reason I quit my Pilates business

Ok, I’ll come clean… back when I was running my Pilates business I didn’t know WHAT the heck I was doing. I had just left the corporate world and although I had a business degree, running a business was so foreign to me.

 

But I was determined to make it happen, so I did a LOT of stuff (totally wrong) and learned so many useful and valuable lessons but unfortunately not before I completely burned myself out!

 

So today I’ll share a few of the lessons I learned:

 

  1. I did it ALL myself

    I was teaching at 6 studios around town, trying to film DVDs (my husband did help me with this part), make YouTube Videos, do DIY courses to learn how to market myself, then try marketing myself, and still have a life. Most days I’d come back from my last evening classes thoroughly beat. All I’d want to do is stare at a brick wall and not talk to ANYONE, including my poor hubby! This behavior totally hindered my ability to scale my business.

  2. I had no boundaries

    Because Wall Street had taught me that the harder you worked, the more you made, I made that my business moto too! URM – Can you say “biggest mistake of my life?”

    HUGE! Massive mistake… this motto or belief made me take on ANY and all work at ANY time of day. Which means I almost had zero time off, no time for fun or friends… ALL I did was work, work, work…

    And I didn’t make nearly what I wanted to make! (And it made me unhappy and resentful!)

  3. I didn’t know what my unique advantage was

    Because I was so tired, and sooo busy there was zero time for reflection and market research to really understand WHY people loved coming to my Pilates classes in the first place. This perpetuated step two and left me completely lost as to who my ideal client was and what I could do to differentiate myself! I was working hard and not smart AT ALL!

  4.  I had zero business friends

    The only friends I had were other yoga and Pilates instructors, and people who worked in a corporate setting. ( I LOVE all my friends – they are wonderful people, don’t get me wrong.) But all of the above meant that I was making my brand stale because I was only looking at my industry and doing things the way that they were all doing it. That meant that all the advice, ideas, etc. came from people within the fitness industry. This held me back from thinking outside the box BIG TIME!

    Can you relate to any of these? Or do you have questions for me? Tell me in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!

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Warrior: A story I’ve never shared so publicly

I contemplated writing this article for years. In part because I’ve never shared these incidents that I’m about to tell you so publicly… but I’ve decided it’s time to share this story… Perhaps it will be helpful to others who are going through trauma, maybe it will inspire others to stand up, say something and contribute to the much-needed conversation that needs to happen around these topics, and perhaps it will do none of the above. My story, however, needs to get out.

Please note that what I’m about to share are my experiences and opinions and I in no way want to offend or diminish the experiences that others have endured. Each person’s experience with this is unique and different. I’m merely sharing my story so that you may know, that if you’re going through or have gone through similar experiences – you are not alone. I see you woman (or man), and I hope my story will be of service to you and inspire you to tell yours too (if you wish to do so). I also want you to know that it’s taken me 15 years to share this so openly if you’re not ready – that’s ok, it’s ok to wait to share.

I was 21 when it happened. It also happened to coincide with the last day that I would ever take anti-depression medication. I’d been struggling with depression for a few years… but that’s a story for another day.

It was supposed to be a victorious day, I had finally been able to successfully wean myself off of anti-depressants without falling into depression again.

The night quickly took a horrid turn: date raped by a man whom I’d been seeing for a few months. At the time I didn’t know anyone who this had happened too. But after the event, I would learn about countless women and friends who had experienced this kind of trauma. All of them suffering in silence, until it happened to a friend and only then we’d share our stories. It was like some secret club that I definitely never wished to be part of…but yet, there I was.

It was like some secret club that I definitely never wished to be part of…but yet, there I was.

For years I only told a few friends, and new friends along the way never heard the story…

In the aftermath I had to write my own police statement as the officer assigned to my case wasn’t competent to do so – welcome to a third world country’s police force. There were many gynecological exams, I had to receive AIDS prevention treatment, and of course counseling.

Feeling violated, humiliated and utterly lost. The shame I felt was intensified because before the incident I was a virgin.

A friend offered up the wisest words, words that would stay with me forever.

“You didn’t give anything to him. He took it.”

To me, these words were so empowering. It helped me realized that I had a choice. It was a pivotal moment, understanding that I could shift from being the victim, stopping the prolonged suffering that often follows a traumatic experience like this.

I decided not to press charges, I was about to leave South Africa, and the last thing I wanted was to get caught up in a lengthy legal battle where I’d have to relive the entire horrible thing over and over again. Instead, I decided to confront my predator head on.

I decided to confront my predator head on.

I remember it being super sunny that morning when I went to his house, the same location where the nightmare had taken place. I felt safe being accompanied by a very kind detective who had taken over the case.

After the detective exchanged a few words with him and showed him the evidence against him, it was my turn. My counselor had coached me on what to say. It was simple: “You knew I didn’t want to do it. You had no right.” After delivering my bit, my rapist apologized and agreed to pay for all medical expenses, including counseling.

It was one of the most liberating mornings of my young adult life.

Looking back at it now, that younger version of me had so much courage. It was one of the most liberating mornings of my young adult life. And ultimately it was the action that set me free.

Although it took several years to truly let go of all of it, forgive, and not let it impact my relationships, my friends’ wise words always stuck with me. And the apology helped me to get tremendous closure which made moving on with my life easier.

Fast forward a few years to sexual harassment at work. There were multiple offenders and incidents. And this time it wasn’t so easy to confront the trespassers.

Why?

Because there was a stigma attached to women who flagged companies for this kind of behavior and I would lose more than my job, I’d lose my visa and thus my entire right to stay abroad.

I wasn’t ready to pack in my career.

I felt trapped and lost, there would be no other female broker mentors until later when it was too late, and my contempt for the industry had grown so large that there was no staying.

Finally, it all became too much, and I walked into the office on a cold day in February and confronted my manager. This time there were no apologies. Instead, I got shipped off to HR immediately.

When I reflect on these two very different experiences the following comes to mind:

You are not a victim, you are a warrior survivor:

As women, we empathize to a fault. We feel sorry to speak up and out because we don’t want to hurt others. We make disempowering statements like: “what did I do to deserve this?” or “it’s all my fault because…” We take on all the blame, shame, fault and make it all about us when in fact it’s got NOTHING to do with us.

I remember being in my counselor’s office feeling a whole slew of guilt for calling my rapist out on his misconduct. My counselor reminded me that that was playing the victim. I had a choice: to be a warrior or a victim. Warriors and survivors move on, become stronger and use that strength to rise. They know where their responsibility starts and ends.

Forgiveness and closure are key:

“We must forgive those who we feel wronged us, not because they deserve to be forgiven but because we love ourselves so much we don’t want to keep paying for the injustice…. I will no longer beat myself up and abuse myself. I will no longer be the victim.” ~ The Four Agreements

Do whatever it is you need to do to get some closure. For me, in the first scenario, it was counseling, forgiving myself, and facing the culprit. In the second scenario, I had to forgive, and forgive, and forgive again.

Believe me, I was ANGRY for months (maybe even years!). But looking back at it, it was all a waste of my precious time and energy. Time and energy I could have spent building my new beautiful life.

There’s so much shame:

This one is perhaps the most difficult and daunting one. There’s so.much.shame. To this day, even as I’m writing this: I’m still a little ashamed of what happened to me that night 15 years ago, and even the sexual harassment at work. I should have known better, I shouldn’t have had that last drink, I shouldn’t have gone back to his house… that’s one side of it, and on the other hand, the fear of being judged: “What will people think of me when they know this about me?”

For the longest time, this thinking caused havoc in my relationships. I was suffocating myself and any new romantic connection with my own judgment.

In the end, the thing that saved me and I kept coming back too was my girlfriend’s words: “you didn’t give anything to him – he took it…” Over time this sentence allowed me to detach from the experience, not let it define me. I could let it be something that happened TO me. I could let it go. It made me stronger, more resilient, and although the road from that day to what I do today isn’t one straight shot – I do believe that that moment was one of the defining moments that inspired my purpose: to empower other women to stand up and take control of their lives, careers, and businesses.

Thank you to all the other women out there who have shared your stories. Your courage gave me the strength to share mine.

 

Letting Go Of Should: How to Get What You Really Want! w/ guest Amy Young

I’m so freaking excited for today’s Savvy Business Show with my gal, Amy Young – life and female empowerment coach to single women all around the world. (She was also a comedian in her past life!)

In today’s session we’re going to discuss all the ways the word “should” limit us and keeps us from the life we want. We’ll also give a few tangible strategies to help you let go of “should” and create a life we really want!

 
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Amy and I’d love to hear your questions and comments about our conversation, please let us know in the comments below:
Do you struggle with this?
What are your strategies for letting go of should?
What was the most valuable tip/aha for you today?

 

Amy Young headshot 2Amy Young is a life coach who serves up truth and bodacious empowerment to all the single ladies. Along with her hard-hitting (but hilarious) YouTube videos, Amy just wrapped season one of her podcast, “Just What You Needed” where she provided episodic, empathic solutions to many of the everyday struggles we all fall victim to. Within her coaching practice Amy assists single women all over the world who are ready to stop settling, and get the love they really want. Learn more at www.amyyoungcoaching.com.

 

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Savvy Business Show: Hiring your First Intern!

How to hire your first intern/employee:

I know that personally this year has been a year where I’ve shifted massively to hiring people to do all the nitty-gritty for me. It’s been so exciting to delegate and outsource projects and work that’s not in my zone of genius. And I’m so grateful to have brought on my virtual assistant as a more permanent hire too.

At first the entire idea of hiring someone was overwhelming and daunting but as soon as I hired Samar I immediately felt like such a badass boss and CEO!

I know that many of you are in the phase of stepping into more of that CEO level too and so I figured having a conversation with my friend Alessandra, from Pollina PR, about the very topic of hiring your first intern would be helpful! Alessandra has hired quite a few in her time and together we’re bringing you a rich conversation filled with tips to help you hire the right people to help you.

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AlessandraPollinaHeadshotAlessandra Pollina grew up in a small town in Vermont, before attending Boston University’s School of Communications. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Communications with a focus on public relations, and a minor in anthropology. Throughout her college years, she held many internships in the PR field at some of the best agencies in Boston. These experiences were the foundation of her 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. In addition to offering full-service PR, 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, so that they are empowered to promote their businesses and build their brands. She gets particularly fired up by working with fellow female entrepreneurs and loves to take part in spreading their messages to the world. She lives in Boston with her husband and 3-year-old son. Learn more about her services here.

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How to make your side-hustle profitable!

In today’s Savvy Business Show  Jenn from Work Wonders Coaching + Consulting and I discuss tips and tricks to make your side-hustle profitable.

We dive deep into:
  1. What it takes to make a side-hustle profitable
  2. How to decide if you should look for another job or start your own business
  3.  How to know when it’s time to quit your full-time gig and make your side-hustle your main hustle!

Watch it now:

 

HeadshotJenn Walker Wall is the founder of Work Wonders Coaching + Consulting where she helps people land new jobs and get stuff done. She’s also co-host of the Making Life Work Podcast. She has worked at the Sloan School of Management at MIT as well as Harvard University, and is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Sociology at Lesley University.

When she’s not helping clients land interviews or launch their own businesses, you can find her cooking up a storm in her kitchen, usually while listening to true crime podcasts. You can learn more about Jenn by visiting her website.

 

Now I’d love to hear from you: Do you have a side hustle? What’re your best tips to making it profitable? Or are you hoping to go full time with it? How will you know it’s time?

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How to show more of your authentic self in your biz!

Oh m gee! I’m so excited for you to watch this interview with Meagan! We dive deep into what it takes to get over your fear of showing more of your authentic self, as well as the very surprising benefits that happen for you when you let go of being perfect and just be the REAL (AMAZING) YOU!

In this video you’ll learn:
  1. How to overcome your fear of showing more of yourself in your business
  2. What results you’ll get when you are more authentically you
  3. And we also discuss how being more YOU helps to beat competition!

ROA_4418Meagan is a Boston based  fitness instructor and Holistic Health Coach for motivated women who want to lose weight, gain energy, and feel stronger and more confident than they ever thought possible.  She helps her clients breakup with dieting and reach their goals while maintaining their sanity and without counting a single calorie.  She is a wife and mom to a beautiful 2-year-old girl.  Meagan is passionate about filling her body with whole foods that fuel her so she can be strong and active for her family, classes, and clients. She practices what she preaches and is proud to say she’s been able to drop the destructive dieting habits that consumed her for so long maintain a healthy weight without stress. It is Meagan’s mission to help other women do the same. You can find her in classes all around Boston and learn more about her brand new program launching soon called The Reset! Learn more about her at: meaganfitzgerald.com

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Pressure: It’s killing your business

This week on the Savvy Business Show I took a closer look at pressure. This theme has been doing the rounds in my mastermind programs, private coaching sessions, and yes – I’ve also wrestled with this one personally.

I’m a recovering pressure addict!

More specifically I discussed:

– Internal and external pressure
– Why it’s important for you to know where your pressure’s coming from
– How to identify what pressure feels like for you
– How to let the pressure go

Pressure’s been top of mind kids…. I even posted about it on social media this weekend, here’s what I said:

“➡️CONFESSION⬅️
I have a tendency to take myself and life too seriously. Part of that comes from years of conditioning to “be or do something perfect” in my ballet and music classes, and school in general… I internalized all of this into beliefs that things have to be perfect, serious and HARD.

There was a time and place when this behavior served me. But recently the lesson has become so clear while running my biz and working with my coach: When I apply pressure I F sh*t up {BIG TIME}! Having fun and being spontaneous can feel unsafe. BUT I am grateful for people in my life like my mastermind buddies ( @nicoleotchy@joshk_cpa@susan_eckstein@saraintonato@suzy_ashworth@thetaranewman @lisacarpenterinc AND my fun-loving hubby @antonellivisualmedia) who believe in me and can hold me accountable in my persuit to have more fun and show more of ME in my biz.

And I’m also grateful for strong brave women like @sweatwithlaurenhefez and @meg_thrivebody who embody and mirror what it looks like to be 100% YOU and have fun, be spontaneous and passionate to us all. Thank you ladies 😘

Cheers to having MORE FUN!! ”

Watch the episode now. Let’s remove the pressure once and for all so you can flow and work with more ease.

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Savvy Business Show: Erin Condron – Turn customers into return clients + referrers!

Today we interview, Erin Condron – from Erin Condron Interiors. I’m so excited for you to listen to this interview as Erin is a huge reason why the Savvy Business Masterminds exists today (remember enrollment to the next round is open – you can learn more about it + apply here.)

In this Erin shares some great advice on:
  • What it takes to start your own business
  • How to juggle multiple projects and balance it all in your life and business
  • How to service clients in a way that will keep them coming back + refer other clients to you.

erinErin graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. After living and working in New York City for a while, it was time for a change. This lead her back to Boston where she started Erin Condron Interiors.

Having worked extensively with individuals and families across a broad spectrum of ages and needs, she has a great sense of what her clients want and how to deliver it for their lifestyle. She has created and maintained relationships with a variety of quality craft masters throughout New England and beyond. This allows her to deliver exactly what her clients need for their specific project. Though her business is based in Boston, her projects have taken her to New York City, Palm Beach, and beyond.

Boost your business confidence, become more focused, get accountability and support from other savvy business women in the Savvy Business Mastermind Program! Enrollment is now open. Join and be part of this warm, supportive, and kick ass community now.
Learn more and apply here:

Savvy Business Show: Savvy finances w/ Nicole Peterkin

One of my goals for 2018 is to become savvier with my money. Hence I wanted to make sure that I absolutely address this in one of my Savvy Business Show Interviews tooYes, of course, we want to grow and grow and make more money. BUT seriously, are you taking good care of the money you already have?

I had the pleasure of interviewing financial planning guru, Nicole Peterkin earlier this week. We had a blast discussing all the ins and outs of doing a better job at saving, financial planning and separating your money so you can manage it better! This is a great first step in the right direction to align your money goals with your life goals. Watch the interview now to get immediate steps you can take to become more financially secure in your business and life.

(please excuse the little bit of sound interference – the content is suburb!)

 

Nicky-headshot-wide Nicole Peterkin is the CEO of Peterkin Financial, where she provides comprehensive financial planning for a flat fee that isn’t tied to assets or income in an effort to make financial advice more accessible. In 6 years in business, she has helped over 500 clients improve their financial lives. Nicole’s clients are individuals, families, and entrepreneurs who are looking for planning that balances their competing lifestyle and financial goals and who want their money to work harder for them. Nicole is also an author and speaker. Her first book, “If You Love Your Family, Save Like It” is her guide to modern money management for America and is available now on nicolepeterkin.com and Amazon. Join here Cash Clarity Bootcamp to revamp your finances and align your cash with your life goals!

Boost your business confidence, become more focused, get accountability and support from other savvy business women in the Savvy Business Mastermind Program! Enrollment is now open. Join and be part of this warm, supportive, and kick ass community now.
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Are you ready for this?

Yes, you are!

Because where you are right now is the perfect place to get out of your own way, grab opportunities, and go all in to succeed in your business!

I hear a lot of people say: “I’ll do that as soon as…”, or “I’ll make that move next spring.” or “I’ll take that risk when….” It’s as if you’re stuck in a future life when it will somehow be the “perfect time.” And that’s how you set yourself up for massive failure and an unfulfilling life.

All we ever have is right now. This moment, and right now is the ideal time to stop making excuses and take massive action! Grab every opportunity to grow and create your perfect future life starting today.
But, I get it. You want to make 100% sure that this is the right investment for your business. And I’m so grateful that you’re smart about your business investments! Because it’s super important to me that you invest in the right tools for you.

So here’s the DL.

The Mastermind Day is perfect for you if you are:
  • Worrying about just how in the heck you’ll achieve your goals and success this year
  • You need some strategic planning and creative time to drive your business forward
  • You crave connection with other smart and savvy entrepreneurs
  • You’re feeling uncertain and unclear about your next moves to reach your goals
  • You need courage and focus to make bold moves in your business
  • You feel alone in the hustle and grind of running your business with all its challenges.
  • You’re going through a difficult time in your business
  • You’re doing ALL the things but not getting results you desire and deserve!

If you said “yup, that’s exactly me right now” to one, some or all of these, then the Mastermind Day is exactly where you need to be on April 27th.

And today it’s even easier for you to attend and grow your business alongside other like-minded and awesome entrepreneurs. I am offering a payment plan to participate in the mastermind day for only three monthly payments of $250!

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That means you can attend this fantastic day, be in the room with other smart and savvy entrepreneurs and get all the knowledge, mindset strategies and more you need to hit your goals out of the ballpark.

 

What’s stopping you?

Sign up now!

 

I can’t wait to have you join us for this warm and co-creative day,
Hanneke

P.S. Check out the simple payment plan to attend for only three payments of $250!

What the Mastermind Day is all about!

So what is a Mastermind Day?

 
My VIP Mastermind Day is a one-day event where you get to step out of the day-to-day of running your business and focus on what’s important to drive your business forward.

This day will help you get grounded, gain clarity on your vision, brainstorm challenges, and learn from other savvy entrepreneurs who are struggling with similar obstacles than yourself.
And together you’ll co-create a warm and supportive space to receive honest feedback and the freedom to overcome beliefs that are holding you back in your business and life.
 
 

How will the Mastermind Day benefit your business?
  • Receive support and honest feedback from like-minded people who struggle with the same problems
  • Get solutions to challenges you’ve been mulling over-and-over and can’t seem to solve on your own
  • Get the courage to put your business out there in new and exciting ways that inspire you
  • Cultivate the awareness to see how your beliefs are holding you back in your business and address them accordingly
  • Make connections and form a community with new inspiring and savvy entrepreneurs that will help you grow well after our one-day event.
But seriously all of this in one day?

 

Yes – I kid you not. I’m still benefiting from attending one of these at the beginning of February. Ultimately the shifts in perspective and support I received that day led to me having the best February and March in my business since starting it in 2013.

 

Join us at the VIP Mastermind Day, April 27th! CLICK HERE NOW

 

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The obstacles that are keeping you stuck in your business

In my experience working with dozens of women in my mastermind programs, two big obstacles are usually keeping you stuck in your business: strategy and mindset.

• THE OBSTACLES THAT ARE KEEPING •

Strategy:

Are you using the most effective approach to produce the best results in your business? Do you know which one to implement?

In my mastermind programs, savvy business women share all their tried and tested resources, strategies, and systems, and as a result, they advance their businesses fast and efficiently.

Mindset:

“Success is 80% psychology and 20% semantics.” ~ Tony Robbins. Most of the time I find my mastermind participants are looking for that magic pill that’s going to change it all. They’re so convinced that the reason they’re stuck and not growing as fast as they want to is that they haven’t found the perfect strategy and systems yet. And 80% of the time it turns out that there is a story, thought or limiting belief that’s keeping them from succeeding. Once they make that shift, things accel faster than they could ever imagine. Even I had this very same experience when I attended a Mastermind Day in New York at the beginning of February. I went in expecting that my strategies were all off. But at the event, I became aware of a huge mind block that was holding me back massively in my business. I left with new awareness and a strategy to shift my perspective, and as a result, it changed my entire approach to my business and ended up having THE best February in the books to-date. And I’ll be honest and tell you I worked less, was more productive and created it with ease.

The day was so powerful that I immediately started working on putting my VIP Mastermind Day together for Boston so that you could experience these amazing results for yourself too. Being in the room with savvy business people, learning from them, and connecting on both the practical level as well as the deeper underlying energies brings about huge insight that can help you leap forward in your business.

So what do you say !? Are you ready to give yourself and your business the opportunity to prosper this year? Sign up for the Mastermind Day Now.

Have questions? Feel free to book a call with me here, and I’ll answer all of them for you!

x Hanneke

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JOin THE

Forbes Magazine says you must join a mastermind

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

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

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

 

Photo credit: Forbes Magazine's Website
Photo credit: Forbes Magazine’s Website

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

What do you think? Does masterminds sound like your thing? Click here to learn more about my Savvy Business Mastermind programs.

Stay tuned for my next email with all the obstacles that are keeping you stuck in your business.

x Hanneke

P.S. In the corporate world? Ask me about my Corporate Masterminds  –  click here and scroll down.

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Original Forbes Article.