Reflection as a growth strategy

Reflection as a growth strategy

On today’s episode we are going to discuss how reflection helps you to get better results, and accelerate growth. I’ll also share a powerful resource that you can use to help you cultivate your weekly reflection process.

As Albert Einstein’s famous quote states:

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”

I tend to see that business owners are all geniuses, learning from big mistakes and making sure that they understand them and correct those missteps in the future to get better results.

What about those smaller, less obvious ones? How do you spot those and ensure that you don’t keep making those?

You don’t just have to wait for only big mistakes to happen for you to learn or accelerate business growth.

Drawing from Einstein’s wisdom: we can be geniuses more often.


Suppose you want better/different results because you’re a high-achieving entrepreneur who wants to reach your full potential.

It’s time that you start measuring your progress on a regular basis so you can identify what new actions need to be taken instead.

How?

By allowing yourself time to reflect and debrief regularly.

In my work with clients, I usually help them develop a weekly practice of reflection, using my CEO Power Sheet — which you can download right now.

By doing the CEO Power Sheet regularly, it helps my clients to:

See what’s working? What keeps them motivated?

They can then build on those strategies and amplify them. Allowing consistent action in a direction that will offer the results they desire and eventually create lots of effortless momentum.

Notice what’s not working and make adjustments faster.


When you hold these debrief meetings weekly with your team or when you finish a big project, it allows you to spot inefficiencies, identify where you can improve, and adjust things faster, helping you course-correct with more ease.

Help you stay focused:
Checking in on where you’re at, where you want to weekly, helps you stay focused and consistent. And we all know that consistent action is the secret sauce of building success. 

Saves time and create more freedom:
By bringing focus to actions that give the results you want, you’ll waste less time on energy-draining activities. This will help you create more freedom in your business.

Helps you grow:
In the Up Level League Mastermind and my 6-week Up Level Program, we spend a lot of time cultivating awareness about entrepreneurs’ personal-development and growth

Continuing with Einstein’s theory:
Getting better results means cultivating awareness about those actions that are holding you back.


Fact is: Whether you are doing focused personal development work or not, you’re always evolving as a human; you’re changing. 

And because you’re constantly changing, your needs and desires will be changing as well. These factors will significantly influence how you operate in your business; it will impact your motivation and, of course, your actions too.

When you are aware of this growth, you can harness it to accelerate the results you want. Also allowing you to make adjustments to ensure that you stay fulfilled in your business. 

Taking time to reflect helps you track how you’re changing as a business owner and will help you run your business differently. This will align better with the results you want. 


For instance, in a recent CEO yearly review with one of our Up Level Program members, the client figured out that they had completely changed from who they were when they first started their business. 

Yet, they were still running their business as though they were still the person they were way back when.

Running their business from that vantage point significantly impacted their future vision of what the company could become.

In short, not stepping into who they had become and thinking about their business in that way held back future business growth opportunities. 

So let’s do a quick recap. In this episode, you learned that:

  1. If you want different results, you have to start doing things differently (And stay tuned for next week’s episode to get the formula to help you DO things differently and uplevel your results.)
  2. How reflection helps you to better your results by helping you:
    1. Identify what’s working and what’s not
    2. Save time and create more freedom
    3. Help personal development which accelerates business growth
  3. Remember to download your CEO Powersheet and start holding your weekly CEO meetings with yourself as well!

DOWNLOAD YOUR CEO POWER SHEET HERE.


The Uplevel Project

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

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

Is it time for you to innovate in the face of an uncertain future? 

If the answer is yes, then you need 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 in early January.

Click here to learn more about the course and get on the waitlist! 


Gaining clarity that leads to confident and inspired action

Gaining clarity that leads to confident and inspired action

On today’s episode, we continue our conversation from episode 86 and dive deeper into ways to gain clarity that will lead to inspired action. Clarity without action steps that inspire and motivate us will only lead to burnout and frustration. In today’s episode, you’ll learn four foundational ingredients that will have you taking energizing action every day.

When it comes to gaining clarity, I’ve noticed that there are usually three foundational elements that need work first before clarity can spring into energizing action:

And they are: 

  1. Trust
  2. Commitment 
  3. Creating Space 
  4. A weekly reflection on progress

Let’s take a closer look at all three of these. I’ll give a few pointers to help you build on these principles: 

  1. TRUST

When it comes to building a business and creating the vision that you hold for that business and your life there are a lot of things that are out of your control. 

Giving up control is a big hurdle for most high achievers. This tends to keep them stuck and unable to break through to the next level.


As much as we like to pretend that everything is in our control. 2020 has been living proof that actually– we don’t have that much power at all.

Entrepreneurs need to control EVERYTHING that eats up a lot of bandwidth. This creates a lot of inner friction, analysis paralysis that drains energy, and in the most extreme cases, leads to burnout.

Of course, the negative brain chatter that a perceived lack of control condors up, fog your brain, and immediately blocks any clarity and decisive action that wants to come through.

It stalls you and can take any action. It feels like you’re fighting an uphill battle. – messes with your trust

So, how do you silence the chatter: 
  • You work on trusting and having faith that no matter what. You’ll figure out solutions to any problem that your business presents.
  • Focus on what you can control in a situation and let the rest go
  • Having a mantra-like: everything is always working out for the higher good of everyone involved usually helps clients to ground down and silence those doubting thoughts.

2 COMMITMENT 

Creating your vision and having the courage to take the actions required to get you there takes unwavering commitment. 

You have to commit that you’re going to do whatever it takes to achieve your vision. To get to this level of commitment, I usually get my Up Level Program members and Up Level League mastermind to ask themselves:

On a scale from 1 – 10 (10 being extremely committed), How committed am I to this goal? 


If the answer is anything less than an 8, I ask them what will get them eight or higher?

This question helps to create further clarity by assisting clients in reevaluating their WHY/reasons or motivation behind their vision.

It also allows them to see where what they say they want and their actions are not aligned; it also shows us where they may be neglecting self-care/meeting essential needs that are needed to create energizing action. 

3. CLARITY NEEDS SPACE: 

When you started your business, you had to be the Chief Everything Officer — so you did a lot of busywork.

Now that you’re a multiple 6 -7 + figure entrepreneur, it requires you to work in a whole new way. That means way less busy work — which is why, as I mentioned in Episode 86 — I spend a lot of time helping my clients to reframe and shift their mindset around “hard work = success” or “not being busy = lazy.” 

All the busy work has taken a toll and may have sucked your excitement for your business out of you. When we’re uninspired, clarity that energizes us enough to take massive action is impossible to get.

To create more freedom and higher profits require an evident (and exciting) vision —

A vision that will allow you to lead others to places where they would never go by themselves.

This kind of clarity can not happen when you are bogged down in the day-to-day.

The clarity needed to grow beyond where you’re at now requires SPACE. Space to think outside the box, room to play, freedom to be creative, and it’s way beyond problem-solving mode and into expansive and innovative thinking. 

Most of my clients have forgotten how to dream. Dreaming of what’s possible is exactly what’s needed to create more freedom and profits. 

How do you get into this space? 

  • Mediation
  • Journaling 
  • And one of my favorites to set it off:” The what if” game.

The trick here is to set aside time where you’re playing and having fun, knowing that you’re not committing to anything and therefore you don’t have to jump into solution mode just yet.

4: REFLECTION CREATES CLARITY

Finally, to step into inspired action, reflection is needed. You can only get clear on where you’re going when you know where you’re at.

Knowing where you’re at and reflecting on lessons learned will help you bridge the gap between where you are and where you’re going. 


I recommend a weekly CEO review or debrief to help you do this.

During your review you can ask questions that will help you see what you’ve learned, what progress was made, what worked, and what didn’t.

DOWNLOAD YOUR CEO POWER SHEET HERE.

All of the above will help you to stay not only motivated but also gain further clarity on the road to success. 

So to sum it all up: Clarity informs inspired and energizing action. 

The steps you can implement straight away to get you to take confident action are the following: 

  1. Let go of what is NOT in your control and trust yourself and the universe that everything is always working out in your favor 
  2. The more committed you are the easier it will be to gain clarity and see what steps to take to create your vision
  3. Create space and time to dream and allow yourself time to get clearer on your vision and identify creative and fun ways to create success
  4. Start holding weekly CEO meetings with yourself where you reflect on what you’ve learned, what’s working, and what adjustments need to be made.

The Uplevel Project

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

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

Is it time for you to innovate in the face of an uncertain future? 

If the answer is yes, then you need 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 in early January.

Click here to learn more about the course and get on the waitlist! 


Three mistakes entrepreneurs make when it comes to gaining clarity and how to overcome them

Three mistakes entrepreneurs make when it comes to gaining clarity and how to overcome them

On today’s episode, we’ll explore the three mistakes entrepreneurs make regarding gaining clarity and how to correct them. We’ll also look at why clarity is so important and why it seems to be so elusive. You’ll also leave with three clear strategies that you can implement straightaway to help you gain clarity in any situation.

When it comes to business, clarity is super important. That’s why it’s the very first section in my book The Up Level Project: Your guide to unlocking higher profits while creating more freedom, and it’s also one of the first modules we cover in The Up Level Program — my 6-week course that’s the companion to my book and this podcast.

Why is it so important: because Clarity lights up the way to success. But not just the general way to that goal.

When you have clarity about your vision, how you work best, and your top leadership qualities, then that clarity lights up your UNIQUE path to reaching your full potential (and yes, that means higher profits and freedom) 

But clarity seems to be one of the biggest struggles for humans in general. And it’s no different for business owners. Clarity can be elusive. 

In my work with dozens of multiple 6 – 7 figure business owners, I’ve identified THREE big mistakes that prevent clarity from shining through: 

1. People are looking for clarity in the wrong place
Meaning: when people think about getting clear, they usually start looking at the steps to achieve a goal. But when we do this — our brains immediately begin to see all the problems and potential things that may go wrong and why a plan won’t work.

These thoughts kick up more fear and other emotions that further blurs our road to success. 

To get the action plan that will lead you to your vision, you have to focus on WHAT YOU WANT.

What is your vision? The more you can stay in vision mode, the easier it will become for your brain to ID HOW to get there.

In the previous round of the UP LEVEL PROGRAM, this was a huge realization for my 7-figure business owners. When we focus on WHAT the how to get there naturally lights up for us.

Which brings us to our second mistake entrepreneurs make when it comes to gaining clarity:


2. Jumping into action too fast
Most of the multiple 6-7 figure entrepreneurs I work with are high achievers; they are extremely driven and impatient. They want results fast. Of course, this behavior is the very quality that helped them grow their business to multiple 6 and 7 figures.

BUT it’s also the same quality that will make it impossible to get to the next level without expending massive amounts of energy.
Stuck in the weeds and spinning one’s wheels but getting no-where.

For entrepreneurs to gain clarity on their vision and see the path to make that vision a reality, while getting inspired and energized to take action with ease vs. action that drains you; business owners have to learn to sit in inaction a little longer, focusing longer on what they want and why they want it. 

When working with mastermind clients and Up Level Program clients on this, we do a lot of work around rewiring old beliefs that doing nothing is somehow lazy or the belief that you’ll somehow fall behind by slowing down. 

3. Fear of getting it wrong

Lots of people have trouble figuring out what they want aka gaining clarity because they’re scared that they’ll somehow get it wrong.

This mentality shows us that there is a lack of trust on the business owner’s behalf. I help my clients to work on their faith muscle a little more…

This is exactly what we’ll get into in our next episode, so be sure to tune back in next week!

For now — remember that there is no getting something wrong, there is only getting it, learning from it, and then upleveling with new wisdom. You only fail when you decide to not get up and try again.

Ok, here are your three takeaways that will help you to avoid making those pesky mistakes when it comes to getting crystal clear on what you want:

1 – Focus on what you want vs how you’ll get there 

2 – Focus on your vision and stay in inaction until you feel inspired to take action

3 – There is no getting it wrong, there’s only learning and choosing to uplevel from where you’re at


The Uplevel Project

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

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

Is it time for you to innovate in the face of an uncertain future? 

If the answer is yes, then you need 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 in early January.

Click here to learn more about the course and get on the waitlist! 


The New Uplevel Project Podcast

The New Uplevel Project Podcast

Welcome to The New Up Level Project Podcast formerly known as The Savvy Business Show. 

Today we are going to dive in to my business model and why we are moving to a rebrand, my new book (coming in Spring of 2021), and how I developed The Uplevel Formula-which is my #1 tool I use to help people.

– Changing limiting beliefs or blocks that are keeping them to reach their full potential

– Launch new businesses and revenue streams

– Take their company from 0 – $ 500 000 in 2 years 

Come find out more on The New Uplevel Project Podcast

Before I dive into what the new show will hold for you…

So about a year ago, I decided that I was going to do something that I never thought I’d be able to do: and that was writing a book. — for the record, it’s something that I never thought I’d be able to do — but by using the very strategies I share in my book, I was able to sit down and effortlessly write the first draft of the book in 90 days. 

And We’re currently putting the finishing touches on the book, and I can’t wait to share it with you.

As you can imagine writing a book against the backdrop of the year that has been 2020 has been an extraordinary experience, and yet the more I wrote, the more it became clear that the strategies I share in the book are needed more than ever NOW. Waiting for the book to come out next year – wasn’t going to cut it, and that’s why we launched the Up Level Program — the 6-week companion course to the book and why we’re also here today, launching the new PODCAST: The Up Level Project Podcast.

This podcast aims to give you tangible takeaways and strategies that you can implement to help you shift your perspective, overcome challenges, uplevel your leadership skills, and create more freedom and profits in the process.

Are stories, experiences, and core beliefs from our past. 

In the coming episodes, 

We’ll dive deeper into the principles that I share in my book that will be released in Spring 2021, and we’ll also interview special guests to further help you uplevel your profits and leadership skills.

we’ll explore my Up Level formula ( an equation that originates from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.)→  my number one tool for that is The UP LEVEL FORMULA  — which is my #1 tool I use to help people

– Launch new businesses and revenue streams
– Take their company from 0 – $ 500 000 in 2 years 

  • Have their best revenue year in 2020
  • Secure 6-figure and up investments

This formula that helped me to overcome depression and build two award-winning businesses in under five years (and write the first draft of my book in under 90 days.)  in more depth will help you cultivate more introspection, 

Growing a successful business that will give you both financial freedom and fulfillment means that you have to: 

Assess the quality of your commitment to your goals often.

Gain clarity on your vision.

You have to build awareness about your beliefs, thoughts, language, feelings, and behaviors and uplevel and adjust them to align with your vision.

Hone your leadership and managerial skills

Focus on business development, And always strive to do better than you did yesterday. 

This is our mission and quest that we’re setting out to achieve in the Up Level Project Podcast episodes.


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 in early January.

Click here to learn more about the course and get on the waitlist! 


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! 


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! 


Business Growth And Innovation w/ Janice Carte

Business Growth And Innovation w/ Janice Carte

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s dive in…


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    How she’s growing now w/ Janet Mesh

    How she’s growing now w/ Janet Mesh

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

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

    Let’s dive in…

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

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

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

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

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

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


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      What it takes to be the CEO of your business

      What it takes to be the CEO of your business

      This week’s mastermind highlight interview may be one of my favorites yet. In this interview, I get the DL on what it takes to take massive risks, run multiple projects in your company and step into that CEO mindset with our special guest: Andrea Isabelle Lucas the owner of Barre & Soul.

      Get the juicy details on:

      • How she built the Barre & Soul empire
      • Studies with the original creator of Barre’s daughter in the UK
      • Wrote a book
      • Created the world’s first online barre training in the Lottie Berk methodology
      • Created a clothing line and more while raising two kids practically on her own!
      Become a barre teacher here!

      Read more about Andrea and her new book here.

      Shop her amazing workout gear here.


      About Andrea Isabelle Lucas

      Andrea Isabelle Lucas is the founder of Barre & Soul, a successful, rapidly growing community of studios delivering Barre & Soul method classes, and challenging, athletic Vinyasa Yoga classes to strengthen body, mind & soul.

      Barre & Soul method fuses elements of ballet conditioning exercises, yoga, pilates and calisthenics for a total mind-body workout that never fails to challenge and uplift clients. Andrea has overcome personal challenges from teen pregnancy to domestic abuse and is building an empire based on her expertise and passion for women’s issues, mind/body wellness, and Barre based on the authentic Lotte Berk method.

      She learned early how to fuel her inner fire through mind/body fitness, and has catapulted herself to entrepreneurial success. She is driven by a mission to support women everywhere to overcome barriers and pursue their biggest dreams with grace, grit, and strength.

       

      What did you think??

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


      NEW: APPLY TO BE PART OF THE SAVVY CEO MASTERMIND (Includes Private Coaching!)

      Click here to apply and transform to a savvy and confident CEO. 
      As part of this program you’ll:

      1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
      2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
      3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
      4. Create women its space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
       
      This program will start mid-January.

       

      Get ready for some serious upleveling and invest in the best support possible to grow your business and transform to a confident and savvy CEO!

      Apply here now. 

       

      8 Tips for Getting Things Done

       

      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!

      More on your message:

      Why your business is not your baby

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      Forbes Magazine says you must join a mastermind

       

      5 Strategies to build a business that you love

      5 Strategies to build a business that you love

      Today on the Savvy Business Show we are talking about the 5 Strategies to build a business that you love.

      Let’s dive in…

      Want to grow a successful and thriving business?

      It’s super important you grow a business that you love.

      1. Know your why? Why are you drawn to your industry and why are you starting your business? What are your core values and goals?
      2. Create a business plan that supports your why and your goals.
      3. Surrounds yourself with the support of people who are going to push you forward, encourage you and keep you motivated.
      4. What is your role in your company?
      5. Measure what is working and what is not working. Also, measure what you enjoy and don’t enjoy. Then marry what is working and you enjoy and continue doing build that a business that you love.

      That’s it my 5 tips for growing a business that you love!

      Wanna know more about our community of high-level thinking entrepreneurs?

      The Savvy Business Masterminds is a network of high-level thinking entrepreneurs whose mission is to scale and grow their companies to profitable and sustainable empires, while transforming to confident business owners and CEOs, working with more ease and intention. In short, we’re here to help you become the business savviest CEO while working less and earning more!

      We are always inviting new members into our Masterminds if you’d like to join this dynamic community.

      >>Click here to learn more about The Savvy Business Masterminds.<<

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

       

      Want to make sure masterminds is the right investment to up-level your business? Download this PDF with the Five Questions you must ask yourself before joining a mastermind.

      CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO: EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MASTERMINDS

      Original Forbes Article.

      The five signs that indicate a mastermind is what you need to up-level your business:

      The five signs that indicate a mastermind is what you need to up-level your business:

      Masterminds, they sound cool and exciting, but when do you know that you’re ready to join one?

      I’ve been running masterminds since 2015, and I’m personally in one for my business growth too. I’ve experienced the benefits, and exponential business growth first hand and my clients’ results include launching new side-hustles, online programs, adding new clients, new revenue streams, and hitting their income goals in half the time they anticipated.

      Bottom line: masterminds are the BOMB when it comes to growing your business fast! (if you ask me :))

      In this episode, I’m sharing how to identify when and if you need a mastermind. Ready? Let’s jump right in.

      The five signs that indicate a mastermind is what you need to up-level in your business:

      1. You’re gearing up for massive growth in your business


      You’re implementing all sorts of new strategies, expanding your team and planning significant expansion. It’s new territory; you don’t have many or maybe ANY business friends who are at this level of business. And you’re facing all sorts of new challenges. Having support and accountability from like-minded people get where you’re at or are a little further along in their business would massively help you figure out the right path to hit your goal faster.

      2. You’re doubting whether you’re prioritizing the right stuff to grow your business


      There are all sorts of roads that may lead to success… or dare we even say it: failure. Which one of the options at hand is the right option to achieve your business success, faster and smarter? The collective intelligence and experience of a curated mastermind group helps you brainstorm the best business strategies and gives you hardcore advice to work smarter while speeding up your results.

      My Mastermind Buddies and I with our Business Coach at a Mastermind Day in New York City.
      My Mastermind Buddies and I with our Business Coach at a Mastermind Day in New York City with Money Mindset Coach, Denise Duffield-Thomas.
      3. You’re facing new challenges in your business


      Congratulations you did it, you officially grew to a new level in your business! But now you’ve got some new hurdles, like who to hire first, or perhaps you have to restructure your team and fire some people. There are lots of growing pains that come with business growth, and when you have a mastermind group who has your back, you’ll be able to overcome all these problems with more ease and confidence.

      4. You’re feeling isolated and lonely


      You have all these fantastic ideas, and amazing things are happening in your business, but there’s no one who you can call to bounce ideas off of or who can genuinely rejoice in your success and understand your entrepreneurial journey. Mastermind buddies are THE best people to celebrate, be vulnerable with or bounce ideas off of because they get you! They know you inside out because they live a parallel life to you in their business.

      5. You’re struggling to focus and stay grounded on your way to your goals


      Most entrepreneurs have shiny object syndrome – which is a beautiful gift when it comes to creating new and exciting programs and products, but it seriously blows and throws you off track when you’re trying to stay focussed and finish a project. Mastermind friends keep you accountable, they hold you to your mission and your ultimate goal and can call you out on your BS when you go astray.

      Stay tuned for my next post featuring the two most common objections about masterminds and how it’s killing your business! Subscribe to the newsletter and get your million-dollar mindset cheat sheet below!

      Are you ready to focus on the right stuff to grow your business – Get your copy of The Up Level Project

      Interested in joining a mastermind?

      Check out The Up Level League, the mastermind that’s bringing focus and accountability to business development and helping business owners uplevel their leadership skills.

      Forbes top reasons to join an innovative mastermind

      Forbes top reasons to join an innovative mastermind

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

      By using a peer-to-peer mentoring concept to help members share and learn from members experiences with innovation, creativity and leadership turning members into savvy CEO’s.

      In this podcast, we’ll take a look at the reasons Forbes magazine like masterminds for growing your business and I’ll also share a few resources to help you find a mastermind that suits your needs.

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

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

       

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

      The sense of community and camaraderie is also one of the top things my mastermind members mention when asked what they love about The Uplevel League. When you surround yourself with this level of support everything becomes possible.

      As one Uplevel League Member puts it:

      “I like the idea of a tightly-knit cohort working together

      to problem solve; we can’t do this alone, and it’s high time I lean into the collective support.”

      But that’s not all The Uplevel League is great at. One of the many things that set The Uplevel League apart from other masterminds is its sole objective. This goal creates helps our members to become laser focused, which results in the massive shifts and momentum they experience.

      Results like this one:

       

      “Within 60 days I had hit my biggest income month of the entire year and made massive up-levels in my life and business!”

       

      Focus builds momentum and that leads to massive results and success:

      As the saying goes:

       

      “What we focus on expands”

      In The Uplevel League we live by this goal:

      To transform our members to savvy and confident business owners and CEOs, working less and earning more!

       

      When you’re a member of The Uplevel League you’ll be able to:

      a) Fully step into your role as CEO of your company

      b) Lead from that C-suite level (with confidence)

      c) Work with more intention and ease (read – work less, earn more!)

      All the resources, the book club calls, and the monthly hot seat calls are geared to help you achieve and stay focused on our mantra.

      And yes, of course, we get into the other nitty gritty things of running a business too but we always ensure that we look at things through the lens of our main objective:

      1. Are you operating and leading from the C-suite
      2. Will the decision or solution to your problem help you to work less and earn more!?

      The leader of the mastermind has a lot to do with the success of the group.

      When joining a mastermind you want to make sure that it’s lead by someone who is qualified for the job. The perfect package is normally a certified coach who is also a master facilitator.

      When you join The Uplevel League you get the whole package! Hanneke is a certified and award-winning coach with a business degree as well as 15 years of business experience. And in the last 10 years, she’s built two award-winning businesses.

      “Hanneke, you are the master moderator! “

      A mastermind that focuses on both Mindset and Strategy:

      In the words of Tony Robbins:

      Success is 80% mindset and 20% symantics

      By always ensuring that we’re keeping our eye on this one specific prize, our masterminds allow room for both the:

      1. mindset shifts that need to happen in order for you to lead and grow your business from the C-suite. This shift transforms you to a confident business owner and CEO.
      2. practical strategies that you need to run your business more efficiently and effectively.

      End result: The perfect combination for success:

      Our focus on the objective along with the fact that we discuss both mindset and business strategies make The Uplevel League an experience and support system like no other!

       

      Wanna know more about our community of high-level thinking entrepreneurs?

      The Uplevel League is a network of high-level thinking entrepreneurs whose mission is to scale and grow their companies to profitable and sustainable empires, while transforming to confident business owners and CEOs, working with more ease and intention. In short, we’re here to help you become the business savviest CEO while working less and earning more!

      We are always inviting new members into our Masterminds if you’d like to join this dynamic community.

      >>Click here to learn more about The Uplevel League.<<

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

      Interested in joining a mastermind?

      Check out The Up Level League, the mastermind that’s bringing focus and accountability to business development and helping business owners uplevel their leadership skills.

      How one marketing genius used her skills to start her own marketing agency to help brands excel.

      How one marketing genius used her skills to start her own marketing agency to help brands excel.


      Janet has worked with various clients providing digital and content marketing services. After two years of full-time freelancing, Janet decided to start Aimtal with her business partner. Together, they have built an agency that not only allows their team to work remotely but to also support clients remotely. Janet believes that employees deliver their best work when they have the freedom and flexibility to work and live from their favorite spots in the world.

      She’s been a part of the Savvy Business Mastermind Community since June 2018 and since then she’s gone from being a freelancer to running a multiple six-figure marketing agency.

      Meet Janet

      Janet is the CEO + Co-founder of Aimtal. She works directly with her clients to provide exceptional digital and content marketing services. Aimtal supports businesses in the tech consulting, SaaS, and eCommerce industries.

      Janet’s passion for marketing didn’t stop after college or after the many internships related to the field. Upon graduation, she worked for an IT staffing firm and helped grow its marketing strategies and department.

      After three years with the firm, Janet craved flexibility and creativity. She traveled through South America for four months and upon her return to Boston, she started freelancing.

      Client Challenge:

      Janet joined The Savvy Business Masterminds before starting her agency. A month later, she officially started Aimtal in August 2018.

      Janet was making good money as a freelancer but definitely needed help with client projects and the need to scale the business or bring on contractors to help. She was looking to get more support and accountability to help her grow her business.

      Hanneke’s Solution:

      Hanneke recommended to start working on her mindset.

      “I didn’t have as much confidence when I joined the mastermind and now I am very confident in the decision of my business,” says Janet.

      Hanneke also helps clients get clear on their mission and values of their business. Taking a look at what the bigger picture is for its impact and growth.

      Results:

      Janet always had the vision to work for a remote company and she has successfully set her business up to support her team and clients completely remote.

      Working with Hanneke has helped me structure my business to support my lifestyle and the people who work with me.

      Janet Mesh, CEO + Co-founder of Aimtal

      Janet was able to set healthier boundaries in her professional relationships with my time. She is not afraid to price her services at what they’re worth and no longer has a fear of losing out on business. There will always be more clients!

      Once Janet joined the mastermind, she set a revenue goal of $100,000.

      Janet says, “Not only did I reach that goal, but I surpassed it!” My business is well on its way to hit its revenue goal of $250,000 and we’re actually profitable! I’m able to pay myself and my contractors well.”

      Feedback:

      Janet says, “I love how Hanneke seems to always have the answers but she doesn’t just tell you what to do. She guides me (with the help from the group) to decisions that make me feel like they’re the exact ones I need to make in order to move my business forward.”

      “I put a lot of effort and hard work (and tears haha) into growing and building Aimtal. But I don’t think I would be as clear and as confident in the direction of the agency if I wasn’t in the mastermind and working with Hanneke.”

      You can really benefit from having a group of entrepreneurial women to talk with and bounce ideas off of whenever you need to. Some of them become some of your very good friends and you can co-work or just meet up for drinks, etc. to chat about businesses and life.

      Savvy Business Retreat:

      “The Savvy Business Retreat made me ask the hard questions and really put pen to paper in what I envision for Aimtal,” says Janet.

      You’ll leave with a notebook full of ideas and practical strategies. The Savvy Business retreat will help you to ask the hard questions about your business goals. To reach your goals hold yourself accountable to commit to those goals you write down for the next 1-3 years.


      How this business owner got clarity in her business and grew to a private pay company.

      How this business owner got clarity in her business and grew to a private pay company.


      Meet Courtney

      Courtney is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who earned her bachelor’s degree from Boston College. She earned her master’s degree from the Boston University School of Medicine.

      With over 10 years of counseling experience. Courtney believes in new-age counseling and making the therapy experience all about meeting the client’s needs.

      She believes that humor and shared experience can be a very powerful part of the rapport process that she uses in all her work.

      Courtney specializes in adolescents and adults struggling with depression and anxiety/stress symptoms. Her clients describe her as a skilled, personable, understanding therapist.

      Other ways Courtney works with clients are in relationship and self-esteem issues, eating disorders, self-harm amongst many others. She also uses therapy dogs as part of her work and has a degree in Sport Psychology.

      Client Challenge: 

      Courtney has been a private client since 2018. This year she also joined our Savvy CEO Mastermind Community where members get both private CEO coaching and mastermind hot seat calls.

      When Courtney and I started working together she had a small office & 3 part-time employees and was just squeaking by financially.

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

      Courtney Culnane, Owner & Clinical Therapist

      Hanneke’s Solution:

      Working with a coach will help you professionally in so many ways.

      Hanneke helped Courtney and her executive team clarify their vision and define their roles as well as learn to have difficult conversations so they don’t sweep things under the rug because they “feel bad”.

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

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

      Results: 

      Today, Courtney has 2 large offices with 10 full-time employees. She has switched to being a completely private pay business which sets her company to a higher caliber and apart from all the competition.

      “I work 8-4 Monday-Thursday, work from home on Fridays and don’t feel guilty (most of the time!),” said Courtney.

      Most important, I have an employee structure that allows me to do what I do best while the company runs smoothly.

      “She’s helped me time manage much better so that I can comfortably focus on what I like to do and am the best at.”

      She’s also given me the encouragement and mindset support to grow my business in a way I didn’t see as possible.

      Courtney Culnane, Owner & Clinical Therapist

      CEO Intensive + Team Building:

      “The CEO intensive was a great opportunity to step back and look at all aspects of my company to see what needs tweaking, focusing on the big picture as opposed to the “issue of the day”. “

      Feedback:

      “I just recommended Hanneke 2 days ago actually. My client’s husband is struggling to launch his business because of his self-doubt and fearful mindset. At the end of the day, mindset is what this all boils down to,” said Courtney.


      Welcome to the best thing you can give yourself and your business to succeed in 2020: The Savvy CEO Mastermind Group

      Imagine the confidence you can have if your team and business is running like clockwork earning more profits than ever before?

      And the relief you’d feel if the responsibility of growing your business didn’t rest entirely on your shoulders only?

      There is one too many business owners getting crushed by the weight and emotional roller coaster of running a business. Who has lost the passion and joy for what they’ve created? As a result, they’ve isolated themselves – feeling shame, guilt, and like an impostor.

      I can’t stand on the sidelines watching this suffering happen any longer.

      The Savvy CEO Mastermind Group includes private business coaching AND traditional hot-seat mastermind sessions. It’s my rebellion against everything that’s preventing you from building a sustainable business that brings you joy, ease, and financial freedom.

      It’s the incubator where we transform you into being a confident CEO, help you to develop leaders on your team, and co-create a business structure that can expand and grow efficiently – faster.

      Sound like just what you need? Apply here. Space limited to 6 people.

      In our co-creative one-on-one coaching sessions we’ll help you: 

      • Define and refine your role in your business and help you transition to it
      • Create the time and space you need to increase business profits
      • Separate your identity from your business so you can stop treating your business like your baby
      • Shift your mindset from being the person who has to do it all to be the leader of your business so you can let go and enable your team to help you create your vision for your business 
      • Develop your leadership skills 
      • Help you curate a core leadership team – identify the right talent with the ideal skill set to support you and accelerate business growth
      • Help you act from a place of trust vs fear

      In our Mastermind sessions we’ll provide a safe space too:

      • Boost and grow your confidence as the leader of your business
      • Talk about all things business growth, expansion, leadership, profits and more
      • Receive feedback, advice, and brainstorm business ideas and challenges
      • Be held accountable to achieve better – faster
      Who’s The Savvy CEO Mastermind For?

      The program is geared towards multiple 6-7 figure service-based business owners who are ready to transform into savvy CEOs, scaling their business while working less and increasing profits.

      This Offer Includes:

      • 2 x 60 min Private Coaching Calls Per Month. Total of 21 Calls Per Year. Calls are scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays
      • 2 x 90 min – Hour Mastermind Calls Per Month – Total of 21 Per Year. Calls are every other Thursdays at noon and won’t be in the same week as your Private call.
      • 1 x 4 – hour Private CEO Intensive Day
      • 1 x CEO Full Day Retreat (Group)
      What is the cost of The Savvy CEO Mastermind?

      The cost is $2000 per month or $22000 when you pay up-front.

      How many people will be on the mastermind group call?

      The mastermind is a small and intimate group with a maximum of 6 people per call.

      How will my ideas and information that I share be protected?

      Every participant in The Savvy CEO Mastermind must sign an NDA and Confidentiality agreement before they can join the mastermind. We work hard to ensure that this is a safe and trusted space for everyone.

      Click here to apply now!

      {Podcast} Savvy Business Show #50: Busting Mastermind Myths

      {Podcast} Savvy Business Show #50: Busting Mastermind Myths

      I was recently having coffee with someone and she said she would never join a mastermind because she was afraid that the other people would know she had problems in her business. 

      WOAH stop right there…

      Today, I’m busting 4 myths about mastermind you don’t want to miss.

      Myth #1: Sharing Only Business Problems

      When looking for a mastermind find one that has you sign NDA (non-disclosure agreement) and Confidentiality agreement. This allows you to feel safe within a community and trusted space you can share open and freely. Ask questions about the community to make sure it’s a group you feel comfortable with sharing within. 

      Of course, problems are things that come up in calls but its also a place to be a part of a community, talk marketing, and management ideas, build referrals, gain business resources and most importantly hare your wins!!

      Myth #2: Focuses On Your Industry 

      When you surround yourself with people who only in your industry or do exactly what you do and think about things your way. You are standing in the way of innovation. 

      If you find a group that has people from various industries you’ll give the group a more dynamic and robust experience. Forcing you to be challenged and think in different ways with new perspectives. 

      Myth #3: They Must Be at the Same Stage of Business as You

      Don’t focus on the income so much as what you want to get out of the group. You will get out what you put in. What can the group bring to help you and you to help them? Choose one that you will find value in. 

      Myth #4: Only Way To Grow Your Business

      There are so many other ways you can work on growing your business, such as a coach. It will depend on how you learn, what you need, and what works best for you!

      If you’re not a group person and you don’t learn well in group settings, private coaching may be better for you. But if you are craving business friends and community, masterminds may be your thing.

      It’s important for you to know what you want and need to help get you there. 

      Know that you don’t have to go at this alone. You can get all the support you need. BUT you have to ask!


      YOU CAN LISTEN HERE:


      In this episode, you’ll hear:

      • How a mastermind is more than sharing only business problems
      • Stepping out of your industry for support
      • Value others can bring that aren’t in the same place of business as you
      • Is a mastermind a fit for you to grow your business

      Now I’d love to hear from you!

      What was your biggest takeaway from today’s episode? How can you find support in your business, right now?


      NEW: APPLY TO BE PART OF THE SAVVY CEO MASTERMIND (Includes Private Coaching!)

      Click here to apply and transform to a savvy and confident CEO. 
      As part of this program you’ll:

      1. Define and refine your role as CEO and transition to it
      2. Improve your confidence, so you can let go, lead and support your employees
      3. Curate and hire a core leadership team, identify who to hire when to accelerate business growth
      4. Create the space to build a sustainable structure that will increase profits and scale your business.
      This program will start Late September/Early October. Get ready for some serious upleveling.

      Apply here now. 

      8 Tips for Getting Things Done

      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!

      More Savvy Business:

      Find more joy in your journey to success

      Forbes Magazine says you must join a mastermind

      How to bounce back from failure

      An online community with business owners focused on joy, ease, and profits!

      An online community with business owners focused on joy, ease, and profits!

      Are you looking to join an online community who will help you work with ease, and get more joy out of your business while increasing profits?

      I see so much of the opposite out there right now.

      I see a lot of people talking about REVENUE and doing all the things that will increase their revenue.

      And then I see a lot of people enrolling into online communities who are using fear-based marketing and other manipulation techniques promising to deliver and help them scale to millions of dollars over night. Targeting the lowest common denominator and attracting a lot of scarcity mindset folks.

      The result of joining an online community that focus on the wrong business parameters!

      Which results in communities that are focusing on doing all.the.things they think will create overnight success, like “the perfect funnel” or the step-by-step system or blueprint…

      Here’s what these folks are missing (and it’s going to result in their business imploding and them burning out.)

      They’re NOT focusing on sustainability, impact, values, and the back office systems that will support massive growth of their business. 

      An online community and programs like this are also not focusing on their PROFITS.

      Skipping the above means they’ll most likely create businesses with a low profit margin, where they over work and burn out, their support staff (if they have time to hire and train them properly) won’t last or won’t function optimally.

      Who you put yourself in community with is super important. Here’s why: Because you are the average of the five people that you spend most of your time with. 

      In the Savvy Business Masterminds our soul focus is to help you set up your business in a way that supports you! 

      Over in our Savvy Business Mastermind Community the following matters: 

      That you are working less, and earning more with a whole lot of joy!  It matters that your business is set up to support you and your lifestyle. PROFIT matters WAY more than revenue. 

      In our community, your business is not your baby, over in the savvy community your business is the vehicle that gives you the freedom to do what you want when you want to do it! 

      In our online community (who also meets in-person regularly) you’ll receive the real deal mindset strategies with zero fluff! Everything we do in the masterminds (and in my private coaching sessions) are geared to help you work with intention and ease, and transform your leadership skills. 

      We’re obsessed with helping you become a savvy business owner and CEO​ that can lead your team and clients, and disrupt your market.

      Sounds like the online community for you?

      Join our high-level thinking mastermind community now >>>>>> Click here to apply to join The Savvy Business Masterminds.

      Get ready to put yourself in community with smart and savvy women, who will keep you accountable, inspire and motivate you and help you up-level your business!

      Can’t wait to have you, 

      x Hanneke 

      The Savviness Report: Savvy Self-Care

      The Savviness Report: Savvy Self-Care

      The’s no arguing that running a successful business, requires you to be a savvy business owner and CEO!

      When I work with my clients and Savvy Business Mastermind members on transforming them to savvy business owners and CEO, the word savvy takes on a bigger meaning. It means being shrewd and smart in all areas of life. It means showing up as your best self every single day, not overdoing, working smarter and not harder to build a business that supports you.

      Showing up at this level means that you have to devote time to self-care practices. (And I don’t mean spa-ing it up every week – although if that’s what gets you to show up as your most powerful self – then you go, girl! You do you.)

      The first objection new clients have to this notion is: “um – I’m already strapped for time here!? How in the heck do you want me to fit anything else in!?”

      And to help you:

      I asked some of our Savvy Business Mastermind Members to spill the beans on how they prioritize self-care (and still have time to get everything else in their busy lives and businesses done!)

       

      The Savviness Report

      “For me it’s Meditation: I remind myself that I’m worth 10 minutes out of 1440 minutes each day. I meditate in bed before reaching for my phone or even putting my feet on the floor. During this time, I set my intentions for the day and use 3 affirmations that are meaningful to me at that time (my affirmations change depending on what’s happening in life at that time). I also budget for at least one monthly self-care splurge—massage, float therapy, acupuncture, etc.”  Haley Elise Stewart, CEO & Owner of Tranquility by HeHe – Concierge Doula + Birthing Service

      The Savviness Report“AIRPLANE MODE IS YOUR FRIEND. Before I go into Airplane Mode, I: 1) check “urgent” emails and tell others I’ll get back to them soon (so that I’m not worrying about them while I’m unplugged); 2) message anyone who I anticipate will need my attention and tell them specifically that I’m unplugging for a bit (honestly, 2 hours in this mode feels AMAZING; I try to do it for most of the day Sunday but that’s trickier). Here’s my how and why: As a writer, I feel constant pressure to produce creative content. This generates two problems: 1) when I’m anxious, what I produce isn’t coming from the heart but informed by the stress, overwhelm, and frenzy of social media; 2) it creates the illusion that I’m the only one who can produce the “the next big thing” (#ego). When I make time: 1) there’s space for creative thoughts to float, morph, and take shape; 2) I can actually do deep dives into OTHER PEOPLE’S creative work (not just reading their posts but visiting their exhibits or reading their work etc.); 3) I feel inspired, refreshed, and bring new ideas to the table (and have gained perspective around my own work) “Julia Djeke, CEO and Founder of Julia Djeke (Copy & Content Creation)

      The Savvy Report

      My non-negotiable every day is meditation. Why? Because meditation is the number one self care tool that’s been around for thousands of years. By pausing and centering yourself, you are in charge of your day rather than being in a reactionary state.

      Alex Bynum, CEO & Founder of EmpowHerYou, Healing and Meditation

       

      No matter what is happening in my life, I always prioritize my sleep. This is a non-negotiable. Even if work is really busy, I always make sure I get 7-8 hours of sleep per night. I do the best work for my clients and I can show up fully each day when I’m well rested.

      Janet Mesh, CEO and Co-Founder of Aimtal – a digital marketing company

       

       

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