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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    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:
      • 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

      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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        When can you call yourself a CEO?

        When can you call yourself a CEO?

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

        Let’s dive in…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        You can be the Chief Everything Officer in this phase.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        That’s why CEOs do. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Getting to the next level of your business

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

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

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

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

        This opportunity is perfect for you if:

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

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

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

        In this experience you’ll discover how to: 

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

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

        – experience less resistance and work with more flow and intention

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

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        Best Business Lessons From 2019

        Best Business Lessons From 2019

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

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

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

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

        Let’s dive in…

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

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

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

        2: Clarity leads to ease

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

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

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

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

        3: I’m no longer here to be nice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        5:  Accountability and Support is a must

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Getting to the next level of your business

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

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

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

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        Rounding up the best Savvy Business Show Episodes of 2019!

        Rounding up the best Savvy Business Show Episodes of 2019!

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

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

        Episode 020: Journaling your way to clarity & success!

        Why do I recommend journaling:

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

        Before I start:

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

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

        In this episode you’ll hear:

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

        Episode 036: Think you’ve been playing small?

        In this episode you’ll hear:

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

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

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

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

        Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season, 

        Hanneke 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        A few other ways you can build trust include:

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

        To dive in more listen below.

        Listen Now:


        In this episode you’ll hear:

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

         

        What did you think??

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


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        As part of this program you’ll:

        1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
        2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
        3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
        4. Create women its space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
         
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        Get ready for some serious upleveling and invest in the best support possible to grow your business and transform to a confident and savvy CEO!

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        {Podcast} Savvy Business Show #45: Being a better leader in your business!

        {Podcast} Savvy Business Show #45: Being a better leader in your business!

        Today’s savvy business podcast guest Julie Wilson has spent years working in adult development, behavioral change, and organizational change. She focuses broadly on these activities for those who are transitioning into leadership.

        We talk about unlearning what you’ve learned in a standardized system of education. Transforming your thoughts from a one size fits all model that we’ve been taught.

        Start, by realizing most people start as a master of their craft. Next, we step into managing people doing similar work.

        However, this is a fundamentally different skill set. Moving from developing your own capacity into building the capacity of others. As we dive in you will hear Julie and I talk about how you can step into leadership in your business.

        Listen Now:

        In this episode you’ll hear:

        • Development and Leadership strategy
        • Educational strategy
        • How to step into leadership

        About Julie:

        Julie M Wilson, Ed.M.

        Julie M. Wilson has over 20 years’ experience as a leadership consultant, instructor, and coach working with a wide range of for-profit and nonprofit clients across the United States and Europe.

        Her workplace skill-building programs have helped thousands of employees and managers step into their potential as leaders. While increasing the creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving capabilities of their teams.

        Julie believes that change in an organization is a fundamentally human attempt. Her approach to change, and the learning that comes along with it, reflect that reality. As a learning and development consultant at Harvard University, she was the recipient of the Harvard Hero award for outstanding contributions to the University.

        Julie is the founder of the Institute for the Future of Learning, President of the Academic Leadership Group, and an adviser to entrepreneurial students at Harvard’s Innovation Lab.

        She graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast, with a degree in business administration and French. Later she graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a master’s degree in education, specializing in adult development, learning technology, and behavioral change.

        Julie’s book, The Human Side of Changing Education, was published by Corwin Press in 2018.

        What did you think??

        I want to hear from you! What did you learn from today’s episode that you can start implementing to step into leadership in your business?

         

        More on your message:

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        The Art of Saying ‘NO’

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        {Podcast} Savvy Business Show #25: How to shift into your CEO mindset!

        {Podcast} Savvy Business Show #25: How to shift into your CEO mindset!

        How to shift into your CEO mindset!

        A CEO mindset and how to make the shift in your business.

        A lot of my mastermind clients come to me because as CEOs of their business they are ready to scale and expand.

        To start…

        A mastermind group is more than coaching. It really allows you to grow as a business owner and in your mindset. Yet most people aren’t sold on the idea that they need a coach.

        Is it really the best investment for their business?

        In today’s podcast episode of The Savvy Business Show, I’m talking with HeHe about how to choose the right mastermind group and coach for you that will allow you to step into your CEO mindset.

        How to shift into your CEO mindset!

        HeHe is the Founder of Tranquility by HeHe, a Maternity Concierge that helps women and their families find balance amidst chaos.

        Helping families transition to becoming larger and navigating parenthood is her jam!

        HeHe’s motto is to empower moms to have their dream delivery. By providing a wealth of knowledge around prenatal, birth and postpartum periods.

        Enabling her clients to set boundaries with their support circles regarding their birth and parenting choices.

        She hosts the Tranquility Tribe Podcast, reaching 10,000+ listeners in 26+ countries, featuring leading experts in the pregnancy, women’s health, and child arenas.

        Application to The Savvy Business Mastermind is now OPEN!

        Click here to learn more and apply to be part of the Savvy Business Mastermind.  The Savvy Business Mastermind is a network of ambitious entrepreneurs whose mission is to scale and grow their companies to profitable and sustainable empires, while becoming savvy CEOs, working with more ease and intention. Hop on over to get the DL now!

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

        Now I’d love to hear from you!

        Tell me what is your biggest fear about choosing a mastermind or a coach? What hesitations do you have about joining us? What was your biggest aha and take-away from today’s episode?

        {Podcast} The biggest thing you’re overlooking as you grow your business

        {Podcast} The biggest thing you’re overlooking as you grow your business

        Grow your business: I see the following happen with so many business owners.

        They start their business and then when things start going well they’ll start to invest and expand, adding new talent, services, new offices, etc….

        But a big majority of these business owners never invest in their own personal development and leadership.

        Instead, they continue to run their company in the same way. Not defining their evolving role in the company or leading from it either and failing to get clear on their vision and mission and leading from that.

        In today’s episode, I highlight why this is dangerous and what companies are doing to combat it.

        Have a listen now to get the inside scoop:


        Click here to learn more about the Savvy Business Accelerator Mastermind. This community will help you create a business that will give you financial freedom and flexibility to do what you want when you want to do it! Hop on over to get the DL now!

        Download your CEO Year In Review Debrief now and make those little adjustments that will result in big thriving results!

        Now I’d love to hear from you!
        What methods do you use to boost your performance? What’s your favorite mantra? Or do you have some pressing questions about mantras?

        The importance of setting goals.

        Today we’re going to be discussing the importance of setting goals.

        January is already a distant memory, and that’s usually the time when most of us set a lot of goals for ourselves. Perhaps you have the following objectives: This will be the year that you get a new job or the year that you want to start your own business.

        Maybe you’re thinking about everything I just mentioned, but you haven’t set any firm goals for yourself. That’s okay I get it, sometimes setting goals can be very challenging because a lot of our fears creep up when we say what it is that we want for our career, business, and life. The danger of not setting firm goals for yourself is that things will get very wishy-washy and you most likely won’t achieve anything at all. Next year will roll around, and you’ll be in the same place where you’re at right now. And we don’t want that.

        The important thing about having a goal is the focus and clarity that it will bring to you. This emphasis and clarity will guide you to your next steps in moving towards what it is that you want to create.

        It is important to remember that your goal can be adjusted once you’ve started working towards it and then realize that it ‘s not really what you wanted or it’s not working out the way that you had envisioned. By having a goal in the first place, you can work towards something and learn from the process.

        Goals also keep us motivated and help us stay excited to create and accomplish exhilarating stuff. Having this drive will help you overcome obstacles and keep moving forward.

        If you haven’t set a firm goal for yourself or if you’re currently struggling to achieve a certain objective, I have a special something for you that will help you set effective goals that you can, and will, achieve. Hop on over here to read and implement my top goal setting strategies.

        Now I’d like to hear from you:

        Do you have a question about setting goals? Ask me about it in the comments below.
        OR
        If you have are an expert goal setter and achiever – share your strategies for success below.

        Also be sure to share this video/post with three friends who needs help achieving their goals.