When mindset work stunts business growth:

When mindset work stunts business growth:

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

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

Mistake # 1: Push Through

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

Mistake #2: Trying To Eliminate Fear

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

The Hard Truth:

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

The Real Goal That Allows For Massive Growth:

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

There’s More:

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

It’s Your Choice:

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

Enroll here now! 

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

How to gain certainty in uncertain times

How to gain certainty in uncertain times

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

To answer the question: 

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

We have to answer another question first: 

What makes you think we can ever be so certain? 

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

But what is real security? 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hanneke

Your business’ biggest enemy:

Your business’ biggest enemy:

Do you know what your business’ biggest enemy is? 

It’s not your competition. 

It’s not hiring the wrong employees.

Your business’s biggest enemy is your EMOTIONS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enroll to get the formula that will help you succeed! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to join us in the workshop now.

Can’t wait to see you there,

Hanneke

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

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

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

We’ve heard this phrase everywhere:

Step into your highest level of leadership.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

– Ignite your confidence and authentic leadership skills.

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

– Create more freedom and flexibility.

– Eliminate employee drama.

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

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

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

Finally, my book got a name!

Finally, my book got a name!

I’m so delighted to tell you the name of my book (in a minute) but first I wanted to give you some inside scoop about the process of writing it. 

When I first had the idea to write this book, the general theme of what the contents would hold was already there. I knew I wanted to share with you my most personal stories and the journey that’s not only led me to become a coach but also changed my life. 

You see, for me, coaching isn’t a job. It’s a lifestyle. When you enter a co-creative coaching agreement with me, I don’t just regurgitate theories and textbook blueprints at you.  All the work I do with my clients is discoveries, strategies, and tools that I, myself, have implemented, tested, and acquired along my personal development adventure. In short: I’ve lived and breathed this work. 

In fact, before I applied to get my life coach certification, I reached out to my first life coach in London. And I asked her: “Do you think I can do this, Shirley?”

Her answer: “Absolutely, you’re proof of how coaching transforms people. And you’re living it daily.” 

I believe that this is another reason that I was able to write my book so freaking fast. By this point, it’s part of my DNA. This must also evidently be why people will often refer to their book as their baby. 

And much like most people conceive a child before they have a name for it. My book came to me nameless as well. But that didn’t stop me from continually adding and editing it. I kept the faith that the right name would come at the very right time. 

And so it did, and along with that name came another message:

The work I share in this book is needed faster than I can write, publish, and launch it. 

I said this in last week’s email, and I’ll say it again here: 

It is clear that the world needs better leadership and more wealth in the hands of people who will be able to spread it across all nations, racial and ethnic lines, creating diversity, equity, and equality for all, while simultaneously healing economies across the globe. As a business owner, you hold a lot of power to create this change. To harness this superpower and have the most significant impact, you have to unlock your full potential for innovation and wealth creation.

And that’s where my work becomes of service. What I share will help you cultivate the awareness, and provide the steps to transform into your most confident and impactful self.

And so, with this realization, twins were born:

  • My Book (launching in Winter 2020/21)

    The Up-level Project: The ultimate guide for business owners to unlock their full potential, with joy and ease.

    AND
  • My 6-week Course (starting in August 2020) :
    The Up-level Project Program: where business owners transcend and expand into their next level of leadership and wealth, with joy and ease.

    BONUS: When you sign up to be part of this transformational experience that will re-energize you to step up and create the freedom and impact you desire, you’ll also be the first to get access to my book before it goes out to the public.

Click here to learn more about the course! 

I can’t wait to tell you more, 

Hanneke

How To Lead with More Confidence Now

How To Lead with More Confidence Now

Two things to help you lead with ease

I’ve had many conversations with clients and business owners over the last few weeks and one thing became very clear. Everyone is experiencing various levels of EXHAUSTION, Overwhelm, with periods of freak-out and we’re all going to be ok in between.

Right now – everyone is OVERLOADED with information and hardcore business strategies of how to go digital faster, how to get funding, etc. With this information OVERLOAD, all of my clients have expressed how little bandwidth they have at the moment. BECAUSE everyone is strategizing like a champ already! You already have/know of or are applying all the BUSINESS strategies to handle this situation. 

BUT SOMETHING IS MISSING! 

That something is strategies to help you ground, focus, lead with ease. This falls under the mindset category.

For this very reason that I will not be delivering any content on social media or here that is more information about things/strategies to DO. Of course, if that’s what YOU need right now – I’m more than happy to hop on a private call with you and brainstorm the living daylights out of ideas with you while helping you to stay in possibility land. 

It’s my intention to help ground and focus you during this time so you can continue to lead your business and team with ease and confidence.

How do I know this is needed? Because this is what I’ve been helping every client do right now, and you know what the results have been? 

They’ve come up with crazy innovative ideas, they’ve been able to take massive action, and execute those plans in record time. Some of them have even gained new clients. 

So that’s why it’s important that you have these tools in your mindset toolkit too. 

Today I’m going to share two quick and easy ways to help you tap back into both ease and confidence by asking yourself the following: 

What do you need right now at this very moment? 

I’ve personally been doing this every day. Remember that right now – I’m having to hold the space for people who are freaking out and unloading on me EVERY DAY. In order to help and guide them to come up with the very best innovative solutions that will help their business not only survive in the short run but thrive in the long run, I need to show up grounded and calm. 

And the way to do that is to NURTURE me. 

Your clients and your team are looking to you to lead them right now, and it will be easier to do that when you feel nurtured and taken care of yourself. 

Here are ideas from what clients have shared and I have been doing:

  • Take that nap
  • Have a bath
  • Take a walk 
  • Learn to do magic tricks
  • Crochet
  • Have that glass of wine
  • Have the cookie 
  • Cook a wholesome meal

Nurturing is also going to help you feel safe. Which is so important in this time where your physical well being is at risk. Bringing in rituals that promote safety will reduce your stress levels 

And when we’re less stressed – we do everything better.

The other question I’ve been asking myself is and been helping clients with too 

Who do you want to become throughout the next few months?

This will be unique to every person. Right now, as the leader of your business, you have the choice to sink or swim. This crisis may highlight leadership qualities that you can strengthen.

Personally I want to become more resilient, I want to trust harder and deeper than ever before. I want to show up as a beacon of strength for clients, a source of support, kindness, and courage. 

When you ask yourself this question, it allows you to focus on what you have to do to be that higher wiser version of yourself. It helps you to draw and call up your strengths vs feed into your weaknesses. 

And when you can step into your highest level of leadership – it lights the way to what needs to be done, and how to get it done. It pulls you into action and forwards motion despite uncertainty. 

And that’s what your business and your team need more than anything right now. 

Both of these strategies will promote more ease in a time when ease is needed more than ever before. 

I’m sending you lots of strength and courage and please know that you are more than welcome to reach out if you need help or support right now. I’m here to help ease this period of stress and overwhelm and build a stronger business than ever before.


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{Podcast} Part 2: How to crush it and be more productive.

{Podcast} Part 2: How to crush it and be more productive.

Productive does not mean doing more.

I’m currently in sunny Florida – so I’m the opposite of productive this week. Instead, I’m taking some time to reset and rest so I can produce that quality work that we spoke about in podcast Episode 24 of The Savvy Business Show. (If you haven’t listened to it yet, do so before you hop over today’s one.)

In today’s episode, we take a deep dive on all the tips and strategies to prioritize your time better.

One thing I forgot to mention in the episode is automating my own personal appointments. The first thing that goes out the door when things get busy in my business is time for life. So in order to combat this – because you can’t run a business feeling and look like crap… so I make sure to make my appointment for next time when I’m at the dentist, the dog groomers, salons, etc. This way it’s scheduled and when it’s scheduled it happens!

 

Application to The Savvy Business Mastermind is now OPEN!

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

crush it and be more productive

Now I’d love to hear from you!

What was your biggest takeaway from today’s episode? What is one thing you’ll do differently to help you shift your productivity mindset?

If you missed Part 1: How to crush it and be more productive you can listen to it here.

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{Podcast} Part 1: How to crush it and be more productive.

{Podcast} Part 1: How to crush it and be more productive.

Welcome to part 1 of how to crush is and be more productive.

In today’s episode, we’ll take a look at what’s causing your obsession with feeling like you’re not productive enough.

In a society where we’re all conditioned to have to be ON 24-7 and be super productive ALL.THE.TIME – we somewhere along the line got our wires crossed with what being productive actually means.

The word productivity is LOADED with all sorts of emotion:
  • There’s guilt if you’re not constantly DOING
  • There’s a feeling of pressure and angst to perform
  • And the list can go on.

And when you’re not being productive you’re perceived to be lazy or you say you’re “procrastinating”

And both the words above have super negative connections to them.

All of the above is keeping you stuck, exhausted and over-working without stellar results. So let’s dive in and help crush it and become more productive (without the burnout!)

Application to The Savvy Business Mastermind is now OPEN!

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

crush it and be more productive

Now I’d love to hear from you!

What was your biggest takeaway from today’s episode? What is one thing you’ll do differently to help you shift your productivity mindset?

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Incorporate this sheet into your weekly CEO meeting and make the little adjustments that will result in massive success!
{Podcast} Mindset Shifts you Must Make to Scale!

{Podcast} Mindset Shifts you Must Make to Scale!

Mindset Shifts you must make to scale your business.

Join savvy business mastermind member and the CEO of Aimtal – a digital marketing agency, Janet Mesh and I for a conversation on how masterminds can help you to shift your mindset from freelancer, to business owner and then confident CEO!

{Podcast} Mindset Shifts you Must Make to Scale!

Have a listen now to hear how to shift your mindset to that of a confident CEO.

Or watch how to shift your mindset to that of a confident CEO.

 

{Podcast} Mindset Shifts you Must Make to Scale!

 

About Janet:

Janet Mesh is the CEO + Co-Founder of Aimtal, a digital marketing agency. Through Aimtal, Janet provides digital and content marketing services to her clients in the B2B and B2C industries.

After freelancing full-time for two years, Janet decided to start the digital marketing agency in order to scale her marketing offerings.

 

 

Before joining the mastermind, I knew that I wanted to turn my freelancing career into an actual company and to officially embrace my entrepreneurial dreams. It can be lonely and confusing working in a silo and I knew I would really benefit from meeting with a group of women who were in the same boat as me. One of my weaknesses is procrastinating and I knew that the mastermind group + Hanneke would hold me accountable to finally start my agency. Since joining the group, I set up my LLC, hired a graphic designer to create our logo and branding, hired a contractor to help with client work so I can free up time to focus on building my business, and I’m on track to already hitting my annual revenue goal of $100K! Most of all, I love that I can bounce ideas off the ladies in the mastermind. It’s great having a support system and accountability buddies!

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How to indicate that a mastermind is NOT for you

How to indicate that a mastermind is NOT for you

How to indicate that a mastermind is NOT for youHow do you know when a mastermind is NOT the right thing for you?

The worst thing you can do for yourself, your business and the mastermind group, you’re looking to join, is to enroll and then realize it was the wrong move for you and your business.

Masterminds are not a quick magic fix/magic bullet:

Masterminds are not silver bullets (and nothing in life or business is). So if you’re joining a mastermind thinking that it will magically fix everything in your business overnight and turn you into a massive success, don’t bother.

Masterminds work well because it helps people to show up consistently, keep them focused, ups their accountability, and provides them with concrete feedback that will cut down on the time it does take to achieve goals. But you still have to do the work. Which brings us to the next point…

You get out of a mastermind what you put into it:

Like anything in life: you get what you put in. If you are not ready to show up prepared with specific goals and takeaways that you want to get out of your membership or out of every meeting. Then a mastermind is not the place for you. Masterminds are about you showing up contributing to the group as well as asking for support. In the four years that I’ve been running masterminds, the people who got the most results from the program were those who made the mastermind meetings a priority. They showed up ready to engage and receive every single time.

What are your business objectives?

Be specific. What are the goals of your business? What do you want to achieve? Make sure that your goals and that of the mastermind match up. And be sure that you look for a group that has a specific focus, beyond accountability and business growth.

In my experience when you simply join a mastermind that promises vague objectives you’ll end up with less focus, structure and vague results. (Trust me on this one – I’ve been in masterminds like this and I’m also sorry to say that I learned this lesson the hard way when putting my own groups together in my earlier years of running masterminds.)

That’s why The Uplevel League today have clear objectives with a defined mission: The Uplevel League is a network of ambitious entrepreneurs whose mission is to grow their companies, while transforming to savvy CEOs, working with more ease and intention. In our community we heavily focus on helping you to stop overworking, making more money – working less.

Know how you learn best:

If you know that you like collaboration, contribution, connecting and receiving feedback in a group format then masterminds are the perfect place for you to be. And you don’t have to be an extrovert to thrive in a mastermind (I’m an introvert and love being challenged by the group to be more visible and lean in.)

If group things are not for you and you don’t enjoy group settings then I’d recommend that you look into hiring a business coach to work with you privately.

You don’t vibe with or respect the moderator:

What you’ll get out of the mastermind heavily depends on the moderator and their ability to put a great group together. Therefore, it goes without saying that it’s very important that you like and respect the organizer/moderator of the mastermind group. On this one, it’s very important to trust your gut. If you don’t vibe with them do not join the mastermind group.

Finally: 

Masterminds hold amazing potential to help you expand your business and your network but in order for you to reap all the benefits, you have to make sure that it’s the right fit for how you work and also be prepared to show up fully present and do the work!

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.

{Podcast} Overcoming your resistance to expansion

{Podcast} Overcoming your resistance to expansion

A lot of my private and mastermind clients come to me because they are ready to scale and expand their business but may not be clear on how or where to go next. As a result of this lack of clarity, they often get overwhelmed by the responsibilities and added workload that comes with expansion. This causes a lot of resistance and fear and ultimately keeps business owners from taking their businesses to the next level and losing their passion for business.

But what if they were coming at expansion all wrong?

In today’s podcast episode of The Savvy Business Show, we help you to shift your perspective and come at expansion with a whole new angle and less resistance!

BONUS DOWNLOAD: Grab your Journal & Mantra Inspiration Worksheet by filling out the form below:

Application to The Savvy Business Mastermind is now OPEN!

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

Now I’d love to hear from you!
What’re your biggest fears when it comes to growing your business? How do you overcome resistance? What was your biggest aha and take-away from today’s episode?

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{Podcast} Mastermind Member: Your Brand Story + Why

{Podcast} Mastermind Member: Your Brand Story + Why

Your Brand Story + Why

{Podcast} Mastermind Member: Your Brand Story + Why

I’m so delighted to have you listen to today’s podcast episode of The Savvy Business Show. Why? Because we speak with one of our mastermind members, and Savvy CEO of Nepali Tea Traders, Sunita Joshi. We dive deep into your brand story and your why.

Sunita has such a moving story behind her and her husband buying Nepali Tea Traders and why they did it. Trust me you’re not going to want to miss this one.

We also take a few minutes to discuss what she’s loved about being a member of the Savvy Business Mastermind most.

Enjoy and do be sure to share this episode with a friend or leave us a comment/review on iTunes or where ever you may be listening to this episode.

 

Sunita’s feedback on being part of The Savvy Business Masterminds:

“This mastermind with Hanneke has connected me to the like-minded-people, has offered a safe space to be vulnerable, strategic and boosted my confidence to pursue my big dreams. After joining this mastermind, I have taken actions and conducted a tea tasting/education class and have closed on numerous accounts. Hanneke, I cannot thank you enough for being who you are and pushing us to take ACTIONS!”

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{Podcast} Mastermind Member: Your Brand Story + Why

About Sunita:

Nepali Tea Traders offers premium, artisan and organic award-winning teas from Nepal. Our mission is to help build a sustainable tea economy in Nepal, providing Nepal’s tea farmers fair prices and their fair share of profit.

I am a proud woman, a business owner, wife and mom who grew up in a male-dominated society in Nepal and have a strong desire to lead by example to bridge that gap. I am committed to creating a space for Nepal in the world tea Map and also personally and professionally committed to providing education to the children (one child at a time).

Want more information about The Savvy Business Masterminds? And the opportunity to hop on a call with me? Fill out the form below:

 

Now I’d love to hear from you!
What’s the story behind your brand? And why did you go into business for yourself?

Everything You Need To Know About Masterminds

Everything You Need To Know About Masterminds

Here’s Why Forbes Says You Must Join A Mastermind

“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. Click here to read the entire article.

Five signs that indicate you need a mastermind to up-level your business

Bottom line: masterminds are the BOMB when it comes to growing your business fast! (if you ask me :)) but how do you know if you’re ready to join and if it’s the right thing for your business to join a mastermind? Click here to see the five signs that indicate that a mastermind is what you need to grow your business.

Three things to look for when choosing a mastermind

There are many mastermind groups out there today, so it can be difficult to know which one will be the right fit for your business. In this post, I share three things to look for and make sure your mastermind group adheres to before deciding to join it. Click here to read more.

The two most common objections to masterminds 

Time and money. Click here to learn why these two objections is costing you more of both and how that’s killing your business. Click here to read the article.

How do you know when a mastermind is NOT the right thing for you?

The worst thing you can do for yourself, your business and the mastermind group, you’re looking to join, is to enroll and then realize it was the wrong move for you and your business. Click on over to the list that will indicate when masterminds are not the right fit for your business.

Want more information about The Uplevel League? And the opportunity to hop on a call with me? Fill out the form below:

Three things to look for when choosing a mastermind group:

Three things to look for when choosing a mastermind group:

Choosing a mastermind:

There are many mastermind groups out there today, so it can be difficult to know which one will be the right fit for your business. In this post, I share three things to look for and make sure your mastermind group adheres to before deciding to join it.

1: Who’s the facilitator

Make sure your facilitator is a certified coach and a master facilitator. A certified coach will be able to listen and notice things that are not visible to others. A certified coach has the skill set that will allow them to give incredible feedback/laser coach you on the spot – and this will snap you right into alignment!
When you join a mastermind that’s led by a coach you’ll have the added benefit of upgrading to private coaching sessions when you need it with someone who you already know and trust. And they’ll be able to help you dial in and align with your wisest self, gain clarity, and help you to truly sync in with your gut and the best strategies for your unique business. While your mastermind buddies will give you amazing support, feedback, brainstorm challenges and will hold you accountable.

2: How are the masterminds put together?

When you’re the member of a mastermind, you’re both a receiver of support and a contributor of your own expertise and knowledge. A truly dynamic mastermind is thus curated to consist of a team of people who are high-level thinkers. These groups have diverse backgrounds and experience which enrich the opportunity for collaboration and the ability to be challenged and be pushed outside your comfort zone! Make sure that your mastermind is hand-selected and vetted.

3: What’s the objective of the mastermind group?

When you’re looking to join a mastermind group, be sure to look for one that’s aiming to deliver the same outcomes as you’re striving for. Not all business masterminds are created equally. So be sure to know what you want to receive from your mastermind group and make sure that everyone is striving for that same common goal. Ask the leader of the masterminds what the specific outcomes and goals are of the mastermind. Think about your specific goals and see if they align with the mastermind’s objective.

Feel free to click on over to The Uplevel League to learn more about our community of high-level thinking entrepreneurs, member results, and our objective and commitment to helping you grow your business.

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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.

{Podcast} Journaling your way to clarity & success!

{Podcast} Journaling your way to clarity & success!

I’m very excited to share this episode with you today as I had so much feedback when I did a little poll about it on my Instagram stories ( follow me @hannekeantonelli, if you don’t already :)).

 

But back to today’s episode… I’m going to share all the ways that will inspire and help you to make journaling a more consistent part of your routine and help you use it in a way to get better results in your business and life.

 

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!

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Now I’d love to hear from you!
Do you have a regular journal practice? What are your favorite journal prompters? What was your favorite bit about today’s episode?

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Mastermind Case Study

Mastermind Case Study

KT-8496_vcropWhen I started the Savvy Business Mastermind:
  • My website had not yet launched.
  • I had no new clients for the year.
  • I was living in a state of panic/fear that I was not going to succeed.
  • I had no benchmarks or strategies in place by which to measure my growth

Even though I had been reading motivational business books and forcing myself to attend networking events I knew something needed to change. Making the intentional financial decision to work with a business coach in a committed and collaborative is the absolute best decision I have made for my business yet. The tangible, as well as the psychological benefits of Hanneke’s mastermind, have exceeded my expectations.  Because the mastermind has transformed my overall approach, I feel far greater equipped to weather the peaks and valleys of daily business ownership.

Tangibles:
Since starting the Savvy Business Mastermind my income ( specifically for my business) is currently at 96% of what my entire income was between March-December of the previous year.

 

Personal:
I did not go into the mastermind thinking that I would necessarily make friends, but I have been so pleasantly surprised to have done just that. 😊
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{Podcast} Why SMART goals are SO DUMB!

{Podcast} Why SMART goals are SO DUMB!

SMART GOALS:
It’s almost the last day of 2019 and lots of people are putting the finishing touches on their goals and intentions for the new year ahead. I personally love this time of year, there’s so much excitement in the air, so much hope of all the possibilities that can be achieved in the year ahead.

But I also see a lot of angst and confusion: so many people are jumping on the SMART goal setting wagon that all “gurus” out there are shouting about… only to get their panties all up in a bunch because it’s all so constricting. And not knowing that they’re actually setting themselves up to fail massively because SMART goals are actually dumb.

It’s no wonder that a lot of people give up on setting goals or making new years resolutions. All this SMART goal setting is creating pressure and confusion…

I so got roped into this with you! Until last year I used to be on the SMART goal bandwagon but then I realized that most of my of the time when I set SMART goals – I failed. Getting so freaking clear and specific (And realistic) on them was actually making me white-knuckle my goals and strangling them to death…

 

Getting SMART on my goals meant I was taking all the fun and creativity out of it. And asking around it became so clear that a whole lot of business people and entrepreneurs felt the same. So then I got curious: Where SMART goals came from in the first place? We’ve all heard people talking about them. So if this is the case then who came up with this concept?

Hop on over to today’s episode to hear where SMART goals came from, why most people are using it incorrectly and what to do instead!

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{Podcast} Lessons from my Best Year in Business

{Podcast} Lessons from my Best Year in Business

Lessons from my best year in business yet:

Today’s episode is a juicy one where I’ll share my lessons from 2018 ( it also happens to be my best year in business) and I’ll also give you a resource to help you reflect and review on your year and help you to set yourself up for a fresh start in 2019.

These lessons included the following:

  1. It’s all about your MINDSET
  2. How you show up is everything
  3. Know your role and know yourself
  4. Let go of and say no to everything and everyone who doesn’t serve you
  5. Negative feedback is inevitable
  6. Feeling fear and discomfort is all part of running a business

I also share the pre-game steps that I took to set me up for my most successful year in business.

Have a listen now to get the inside scoop on them all:


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

{Podcast} Instantly boost your performance!

{Podcast} Instantly boost your performance!

I’m excited to share the mantras that will instantly boost your performance via the Savvy Business Show today!

You may remember my episode on up-leveling and what’s really been going on behind the scenes in my business this year. Today I share a few of my favorite mantras that have helped me stay grounded as I was up-leveling. These affirmations are designed to instantly boost your performance!

If you’re new to mantras – here’s what they are Affirmations are a way for you to reframe your brain and keep you in possibility mode – so even though it may sound a little crazy or you may feel silly writing these out or saying them to yourself. They do hold a lot of power. The affirmations I’ll share today helped me to keep showing up, keep trying – even when the going got tough and in the end have another record year in business!

How to use this episode:

Feel free to play this while you’re working, on that day that you need an extra little something to pick you up, before an important meeting, or while you’re running. While you’re listening – repeat it to yourself! This podcast is here for you any time anywhere!

Have a listen now:


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

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

Download your CEO Power Sheet now and make those little adjustments that will result in big thriving results!