How Clarity can help you in business, including have those difficult conversations   w/ Erica Courdae and India Jackson

How Clarity can help you in business, including have those difficult conversations w/ Erica Courdae and India Jackson

On today’s episode of The Savvy Business Show we have two very special guests Erica Courdae and India Jackson.

This dynamic duo has over 30 years of diverse experience. Along with running a successful coaching business and marketing company, Erica and India are the hosts of the Pause on the Play Podcast. Erica Courdae + India Jackson are two leaders that combine two very different fields of expertise together for game-changing results. As an entrepreneur + licensed coach, Erica Courdae guides people through having engaged conversations and imperfect action within large communities, international podcasts, and live events to create inclusive work spaces and ethical company cultures. As the CEO of Flaunt Your Fire, India Jackson and her team has provided visibility consulting, strategy, photography, training, social media management, and branding to companies like Christian Dior, six-figure coaches, and professional athletes.

Not only are they my special guests today, but they are also going to deliver very exciting content in the VIP area of The Uplevel Project. This very special content is their 2 hour DEI Workshop- Implicit to Explicit, Leading with your Values.

Let’s Dive in…

Today we are going to talk about clarity and how it helps you to have difficult conversation and what it helps you with in your business. I am joined by India Jackson and Erika Courdae

We dive into:

  • Clarity and what it does for your business
  • How to use clarity to have those difficult converstations
  • How Clarity can create Polarization

Come find out more on the latest episode of The Savvy Business Show

India Jackson and Erica Courdae

The Uplevel Project

Do you want to expand despite the world around you contracting?

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? 

If the answer is yes then all you have to do is choose to show up, think, and act differently every day.

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.

Unlock your full potential and create the freedom and abundance you desire for yourself and others, with joy and ease. Enrollment and early bird opens July 6th.

Click here to learn more about the course! 


When mindset work stunts business growth:

When mindset work stunts business growth:

On Monday, I did a quick video on why mindset matters more than strategy and how the Up Level Project helps you to become proficient in focusing on both.

In today’s video, we take things a step further by focusing on when mindset work will stunt business growth. 

Mistake # 1: Push Through

This mistake usually involves business owners ignoring their gut and will make anything you do feel like an uphill battle. It will also increase fear and doubt, which ultimately kills any chance of experiencing joy and ease. 

Mistake #2: Trying To Eliminate Fear

This stems from the idea that you should, can, or will only want to take action once you feel zero fear and you’re finally perfect. In this scenario, you’re trying to kill fear completely – which of course, is impossible. 

The Hard Truth:

You will always experience some level of fear when growing a business because growth means you’re constantly finding yourself in unchartered territory.

The Real Goal That Allows For Massive Growth:

Learn how to work with your fear! In The Up Level Project, I’ll show you exactly how to do this. I’ll show you how to both work on improving your beliefs while honoring your feelings AND still take massive joyful action (despite fear.)

There’s More:

I’ll also show you how to shift from the mindset of self-leadership to becoming the leader of others. This is a super important pivot that has to happen to allow you to grow faster and create more freedom.

It’s Your Choice:

Will you join us in the Up Level Project and finally become the most innovative and resilient leader that you can be?

Enroll here now! 

I can’t wait to help you exponentially uplevel the way you do business forever,
Hanneke

How to gain certainty in uncertain times

How to gain certainty in uncertain times

A lot of the work I’ve done in both The up Level project and with private clients this year has been around helping them to gain certainty during a time where we’ve had zero certainties. 

To answer the question: 

How do we gain certainty when things are so up in the air?

We have to answer another question first: 

What makes you think we can ever be so certain? 

Certainty is an illusion that we’ve created to give us a greater sense of control. You see when we think we are in control it gives us confidence and a false sense of security. 

But what is real security? 

This is actually a question from one of my favorite books: “The illusion of money: why chasing money is stopping you from receiving it.”

In the book Kyle Cease answers this question with the following: “It’s you being fully present in this moment; it’s your open heart, your acceptance of yourself, your awareness, your appreciation for life, your unconditional love – these are the real assets that make you invincible.”

And when you have the mindset tools and resources to cultivate this level of security within yourself then you’re able to continue to maintain clarity, focus, and take bold action despite adversities. 

In this video, I do a deeper dive to help you gain more certainty and clarity and become aware of the ways that you’re sabotaging yourself.

And in the Up Level Project, I share the exact tools and resources you need in order to cultivate this level of commitment, clarity, awareness and step into your highest level of leadership that will unlock higher profits and success for you with more joy, ease, and satisfaction than you thought was possible for you in 2020.

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Enroll in the Up Level Project now! (and check out the amazing bonuses that will further support you to breakthrough to the next level!)

Can’t wait to guide you to clarity and certainty, 

Hanneke

Your business’ biggest enemy:

Your business’ biggest enemy:

Do you know what your business’ biggest enemy is? 

It’s not your competition. 

It’s not hiring the wrong employees.

Your business’s biggest enemy is your EMOTIONS.

NOW NOTE: Your emotions are not YOUR enemy! Your emotions can give you super valuable information. But when you run your business based on feelings and not facts — they have the ability to completely derail you and kill your bottom line.

However – when you are triggered by something that happens in- or outside your business those emotions have a direct impact on your business. (This is something I explain and cover in-depth in The Up Level Project.)

When we allow our emotions to influence how we run our business, the decisions we make, and how we manage our teams – they hold the power to completely derail us. 

It in this state that we get sucked into employee drama or sabotage our own success. 

In order to build a sustainable business that is in complete alignment with your values and brings us joy, peace, satisfaction, and the profits we want, we MUST have a process to both identify and overcome our triggers and the sabotaging behaviors that ensue.

In the Up Level Project, I reveal a bullet-proof process, called The Up Level Formula, which will allow you to transmute your emotions and turn them into your secret weapon. This is the exact formula I’ve used with my clients to help them break the million-dollar revenue mark!

Enroll to get the formula that will help you succeed! 

Can’t wait to share this powerful tool with you,

Hanneke P.S. Don’t allow frustration, anger, bitterness, and disappointment to sabotage your business — enroll in The Up Level Project and overcome fear and doubt for good.

Fear-based profit-harming leadership vs. empowered profit-driving leadership

Fear-based profit-harming leadership vs. empowered profit-driving leadership

Are you leading from a place of fear or empowerment? More importantly, do you know the difference? (Join us at the Leadership That Drives Exponential Profits workshop to step into your highest level of leadership.)

Here’s what it looks like when you are leading from fear:

  1. You’re preoccupied with proving yourself to your employees
  2. You are worried that they won’t like you, see you as mean and not nice
  3. You’re not addressing fundamental issues because you’re scared of being rejected

When business owners lead from this energy they shoot themselves in the foot and create more stress and frustration for both themselves, their clients, and their staff.

So what does it look like when you lead from your most empowered self?

  • You’re able to have difficult conversations with grace and ease
  • You honor your values and the needs of your business
  • You empower your employees to shine, innovate and be badass rockstars

When you authentically lead from your highest self you have more fun in your business, your team and customers are happier and you can seamlessly unlock higher profits.

In the Up Level Project, I teach members the process that allows them to lead with confidence and ease.

Registration for the next round of the Up Level Project opens September 22nd, and to give you a taster of what you’ll get when you enroll to join us, I’m hosting a 90-minute workshop.

When you reserve your spot in the Leadership That Drives Exponential Profits workshop you’ll learn the 4 key elements that are needed to stop leading from fear and step into high-level leadership.

Click here to join us in the workshop now.

Can’t wait to see you there,

Hanneke

P.S. If you can’t make the workshop live → a replay will be shared immediately after! Click here to register and get the replay.

Business Owners’ top THREE leadership pain points (and how to overcome them.)

Business Owners’ top THREE leadership pain points (and how to overcome them.)

We’ve heard this phrase everywhere:

Step into your highest level of leadership.

But what does it actually take to cultivate that level of leadership?

And what does it take to be able to lead from that highest level every day?

I went deeper and named the three biggest leadership pain points and how to overcome them in this video!

And in The Up Level Project, I do a deep dive into the process that every business owner has to follow to hone those authentic leadership qualities that will unlock more freedom and drive higher profits.

The strategies we cover in this 6-week program unlocks the system that allow entrepreneurs to:

– Become aware of their biggest triggers and sabotages that consistantly drain their joy and energy

– Stop their emotions from running their business (and getting stuck in distracting employee drama)

On September 22nd I’ll be teaching part of this system to you as well in The Leadership That Unlocks Higher Profits workshop.

In this workshop, I’ll help you identify the key factors that will:

– Ignite your confidence and authentic leadership skills.

– Allow you to delegate, let go and trust your team more (especially now that we’re working remotely).

– Create more freedom and flexibility.

– Eliminate employee drama.

You’ll also learn the important (and most overlooked) practices that will allow you to become a resilient leader who can drive higher profits and innovation – faster and with more ease.

Enroll now and learn how to lead with more joy and ease.

Can’t wait to have you in the workshop, Hanneke

Creating a brand that’s diverse and inclusive  w/ Erica Courdae and India Jackson

Creating a brand that’s diverse and inclusive w/ Erica Courdae and India Jackson

On today’s episode of The Savvy Business Show we have two very special guests Erica Courdae and India Jackson.

This dynamic duo has over 30 years of diverse experience. Along with running a successful coaching business and marketing company, Erica and India are the hosts of the Pause on the Play Podcast. Erica Courdae + India Jackson are two leaders that combine two very different fields of expertise together for game-changing results. As an entrepreneur + licensed coach, Erica Courdae guides people through having engaged conversations and imperfect action within large communities, international podcasts, and live events to create inclusive work spaces and ethical company cultures. As the CEO of Flaunt Your Fire, India Jackson and her team has provided visibility consulting, strategy, photography, training, social media management, and branding to companies like Christian Dior, six-figure coaches, and professional athletes.

Not only are they my special guests today, but they are also going to deliver very exciting content in the VIP area of The Uplevel Project. This very special content is their 2 hour DEI Workshop- Implicit to Explicit, Leading with your Values.

Let’s Dive in…

Today we are going to talk about how you can build a more diverse and inclusive brand that is going to stand out and attract and have the impact you want to have on the world.

We dive into:

  • Why it is important to have a diverse and collaborative team
  • Have clarity and see the type of client that they would like to attract, allowing the ideal customer to see themself in your brand.
  • Why it is important to develop your values 

Come find out more on the latest episode of The Savvy Business Show

India Jackson and Erica Courdae

The Uplevel Project

Do you want to expand despite the world around you contracting?

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? 

If the answer is yes then all you have to do is choose to show up, think, and act differently every day.

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.

Unlock your full potential and create the freedom and abundance you desire for yourself and others, with joy and ease. Enrollment and early bird opens July 6th.

Click here to learn more about the course! 


Business Growth And Innovation w/ Claire Ransom

Business Growth And Innovation w/ Claire Ransom

On today’s episode of The Savvy Business Show, we have a very special guest. Her name is Claire Ransom. We’ve heard of her before. Claire is the founder of Lazy Flora. Lazy Flora is the United Kingdom’s top garden plants, subscription service and has been awarded the Independents Best Buy Award.

In this episode, we’re going to be talking to Claire about:

-How she got started

-The lessons that she’s learned through fundraising

-The steps she took to experience exponential growth in this pandemic.

Let’s Dive in…

The idea for Lazy Flora came to Claire after she moved into a new apartment that would finally allow her to have an outdoor garden. After looking for plants for her new apartment in the UK, she quickly realized how difficult it was to find plants that she wanted and when she did the quality was not what she was looking for.

Lazy Flora was born.

Eighteen months after Lazy Flora launched and Claire quickly realized that she needed to expand some operational areas of her business so that it could continue to be successful. In order to continue with the expansion she realized that she would need to do some business fundraising.

Beginning the fundraising process proved itself to be challenging. Claire continued to move forward with determination and a strong business mindset.

Recently with the COVID-19 pandemic Lazy Flora experienced more challenges. These challenges were unlike most chanlleges that businesses experienced. Lazy Flora experienced an increase in business of about 500% more traffic. This again lead Claire to use business mindset strategies in order to meet the supply and demand that she was experiencing.

Come check out the latest episode to hear what lessons and strategies Claire has used to scale her business.

Claire Ransom Founder of Lazy Flora

The Uplevel Project

Do you want to expand despite the world around you contracting?

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? 

If the answer is yes then all you have to do is choose to show up, think, and act differently every day.

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.

Unlock your full potential and create the freedom and abundance you desire for yourself and others, with joy and ease. Enrollment and early bird opens July 6th.

Click here to learn more about the course! 


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.


The Uplevel Project

Do you want to expand despite the world around you contracting?

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? 

If the answer is yes then all you have to do is choose to show up, think, and act differently every day.

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.

Unlock your full potential and create the freedom and abundance you desire for yourself and others, with joy and ease. Enrollment and early bird opens July 6th.

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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    • 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!

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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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      • 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

      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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            • 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 Confidence Now

              How To Lead with More Confidence 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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