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

This opportunity is perfect for you if:

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

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

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

In this experience you’ll discover how to: 

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

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

– experience less resistance and work with more flow and intention

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

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

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

Rounding up the best Savvy Business Show Episodes of 2019!

Rounding up the best Savvy Business Show Episodes of 2019!

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

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

Episode 020: Journaling your way to clarity & success!

Why do I recommend journaling:

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

Before I start:

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

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

In this episode you’ll hear:

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

Episode 036: Think you’ve been playing small?

In this episode you’ll hear:

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

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

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

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

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season, 

Hanneke 

{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.

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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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  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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{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?

 

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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!

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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:


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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.

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