Today we are so excited to speak with Samantha Ettus. Samantha is work-life expert whose goal is to find the spark within each one of us and turn it into a fire. In this episode Samantha talks about:
Three tips on how to better manage our life versus work-life balance for more success.
Tips on how to become more productive:
If you have kids, it’s essential you have boundaries in terms of the time you’re with them and the time you’re focused on work. A lot of entrepreneurs who are working from home struggle with this. It’s hard when you have kids at home to close the door and focus on your work. It’s pivotal you have some kind of childcare or it’s almost impossible to get a business off the ground.
At home with your loved ones turn off your technology for a couple hours a day. You can give your office or colleague your home phone and say use it in an emergency.
Website: www.samanthaettus.com. You can sign up for her free weekly newsletter where she shares work-life balance tips and her favorite articles and videos about career and lifestyle.
Today we’re going to answer a question we get all the time. Where do I even start?
Opportunity ideas you can step into:
There are so many options and that sometimes scares people. Do you want to open a brick and mortar establishment like a restaurant or do you want to start small and start to build from where you are at today?
Our biggest piece of advice is to make sure whatever idea you have that you incubate it while you’re still working. There is a lot of research and learning that you’re going to need. Don’t take a leap too early. If you have a lot of ideas you can start on one and if it doesn’t work you still have the security of a paycheck coming in.
Purpose before Profit
If you’re going out there to create a business just to make money it’s not going to always work out for the long run. Think about purpose first, then profit. We all want to make money but there has to be a bigger why.
Who do you want to serve?
Who is your ideal client? Who lights you up that you want to serve? Be patient with yourself because if you don’t know who that is just keep working and following your passion and it will unfold as time goes on.
Selling and Marketing
When you have your ideal client in mind it’s the way you sell and market to that person that’s going to make the big difference. If you’re selling features they might not buy from you or you might have a lower conversion. Start to talk about what you’re solving for their pain point.
Zone of Genius
The zone of genius concept is what you are very good at doing skill set wise that just comes naturally to you. If you don’t know what that is send an email to 15-20 friends, family and peers and ask them two questions:
Creating a Physical Product
When you have a physical product how do you validate that? There is a process involved when you’re working on a physical product:
If you’re doing network marketing don’t get into it just for the money. A lot of people get into network marketing because they want to make extra money but you have to either love the product or the company.
Steps to Focus on Right Now
Our guest today is the author of Girl Code and founder of The Champagne Diet Cara Alwill Leyba. In this episode she shares advice about writing your first book and growing your audience.
Cara believes every woman has a story to tell. If you are an entrepreneur, you have what it takes to self-publish a book. You’re not just writing and publishing a book, you are selling it, marketing it and doing PR for it. As a business woman it’s a smart move but there are some things to be aware of.
Steps to get moving in the right direction:
How long did it take you to write your first book?
It took me a couple months to write the first book and a lot of that time was spent on research. From the time I first began writing it to the point I published it was probably 6-7 months. Give yourself anywhere from 6-8 months to get that book done.
How much should people invest in an editor?
In terms of finding an editor it’s hard to say but the editing process for each of my books was under $1,000.
Growing an audience
In the beginning when you’re first starting out it’s important to pay attention to quality over quantity. Don’t worry about numbers so much. People get caught up in how many followers they have and how many likes they get. Just nurture the people that are coming to your space. There is so much noise and so much going on out there so if you have ten people who love what you’re doing over serve those people and treat them like they are 100,000 people. Don’t get worried about what you’re missing, focus on what you have.
Website: www.thechampagnediet.com. You will find her blog and books and a place for women to come.
Our guest today, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, is quickly becoming America’s favorite personal financial educator. She is also a best-selling author and founder of the Live Richer Challenge.
During the height of the recession in 2009 Tiffany lost her job when the school where she had worked as a preschool teacher for ten years was cut from the budget. For the next two years she stayed with relatives and collected unemployment while trying to figure out what to do next.
She loved educating, and she loved personal finance. She eventually started matching those two passions together and doing it on a volunteer basis at first.
In this episode Tiffany talks to us about:
To build a strong following on social media you have to be a giver. Everyone is always saying buy my book, eat my food, or whatever. Nobody cares, everyone cares about themselves. If you’re talking about you no one cares but you (and maybe your mom). Instead it is your job to give. Tiffany just, for the first time in six years, asked her audience to pay for something.
Tiffany said if there is anything she would go back and invest in it would be online training, like a blogging course. She also wishes she had invested in an assistant since she literally did everything herself.
You’re going to mess up but you want to fail fast, succeed faster.
You can reach Tiffany at:
What does living a life with purpose means to you? Are you aware of the thoughts and actions that define who you are and who you will be? Many of us are not realizing our full potential in life. Some are trying their best to achieve their goals, some are struggling with it, and some have simply lost their directions in life.
Today’s guest is someone who is capable of bringing out the best of us. His name is Jairek Robbins, performance coach, motivational speaker and the author of “Live It”. We are so excited to have him with us today.
Jairek has achieved so much at such a young age. At only 23 years old, he was awarded Congressional Award (Gold Medal) from the United States Congress and has conducted training for many organizations, including the U.S. Marines and Air Force, the U.S. Olympics Team and many others.
In this exciting episode, Jairek talks about his interesting life journey and how he came about becoming a successful performance coach he is today. From the interview, you’ll learn about:
If you find the interview thought-provoking, or if you are interested in finding more about Jairek or his coaching services, connect with him on Facebook and join him on his daily 30-minutes live free training. You can also head over to his websites to learn more about his performance coaching. Details are as below:
Facebook - Jairek Robbins www.facebook.com/JairekRobbinsCompanies
Websites - www.jairekrobbins.com
Hope you enjoy today's episode!
This podcast is for you if you are a transitioner. This is the tell-all, TMZ version of the good, bad, and amazing. From following the rules to creating your own.
Transitioners are either:
We’re not only going to be talking about how somebody got to success, we’re going to be talking about the journey in-between. There are a lot of us in our 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s having what I call a mid-life awakening. You can stay your path and that’s okay but some of us have this itch to really get out and focus on your own goals and our own purpose. For those of you who are in this next season of your life this podcast is 100% for you.
Co-host Kelly Lynn Adams is a motivational speaker from New Jersey and the founder of the After Five Club. She has risen to the top of the corporate ladder in strategy, finance, and human resources. She currently works full-time with some of the largest retail and fashion industries in the world and has a side business in the coaching, speaking, and writing industry.
Kelly’s passion is to motivate the person, especially women, who wants to work full time, build a business on the side, make it profitable, and know it is possible to succeed. She knows what it takes to manage money and time. She knows the struggles and the success, but most importantly, she knows building a business can be done.
Co-host Seema Ponda Alexander worked her way up the corporate ladder quickly, diligently working to become the Chief Marketing Officer for a Fortune 500 company. About seven years into corporate America, through the contacts she made at her company developing business strategies and opportunities, she began coaching many of the financial finders and agents helping them build their own business strategy. Through working with people on the side, she discovered a lost passion for small business.
Seema is the founder of the Transition Lab, a business that helps women move from corporate America to having a business of their own. She has a passion for exposing women to the possibilities life has to offer, showing them that where there is clarity there is progress and helping them understand that consistency is what it takes to succeed.
This podcast is for all verticals. We’re not just going to interview a million coaches. Some of the things you can expect from this podcast are:
Make sure you subscribe to our podcast and leave a review. Please don’t forget to tell a fellow transitioner who is also in that mid-life awakening time frame. You will be their hero!