Episode 49: 3 Strategies You Can’t Ignore from 2017

  Take a free SweetLife Entrepreneur Self Assessment Listen to the Podcast Here: Do You What Themes from 2018 Are Going To Be Even More Important In 2018? We’re coming close to wrapping up the first calendar year of the podcast and I want to take this time to highlight some of the things I’ve talked about … Continue reading “Episode 49: 3 Strategies You Can’t Ignore from 2017”

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Do You What Themes from 2018 Are Going To Be Even More Important In 2018?

We’re coming close to wrapping up the first calendar year of the podcast and I want to take this time to highlight some of the things I’ve talked about on this podcast that I think are going to be even more important in 2018.

Why You Should Tune In?

The basics of growing a business are simple but they absolutely cannot be ignored.

Mastering these items from 2017 will help you have a more productive and profitable 2018.

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What Can You Expect?

In this episode, I break down the three themes and strategies I’ve talked about on this show that I believe are absolutely critical to your success in 2018.

Are you ready to master these strategies and set yourself up for success in the new year? Then check out my Wrap Up 2017 Resources:

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The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 01: Entrepreneurship by Design

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 05: Become More Productive Right Now

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 06: Create & Dominate Your Block Calendar

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 12: Online Business Foundations – What is A List & Why Do You Need One?

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 13: Online Business Foundations – How To Start Growing Your Email List

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 14: Online Business Foundations – The Power of Email Automation

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 15: How To Write Your Business & Life Story

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 29: Why You Should Stop Creating & Start Small

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 31: How To Hire Your First VA with Trivinia Barber

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 34: Why You Need A Lifestyle Entrepreneur Learning Plan

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 39: Turn Your Passion Into A Profession: The Kajabi Story and Why You’ll Want To Know These Guys with Travis Rosser

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 41: Find Your Voice of Influence with Andrea Wenburg

 

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Episode 38: Business, Boobs & Bravery – With Handful

  Take a free SweetLife Entrepreneur Self Assessment Listen to the Podcast Here: Want To Scale Your Online Business In The Fastest Way Possible? I can’t fully explain how much joy it brings me to share this episode with you. Jennifer Ferguson and Cary Goldberg, of the amazing company Handful, are here to talk about the emotional … Continue reading “Episode 38: Business, Boobs & Bravery – With Handful”

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Want To Scale Your Online Business In The Fastest Way Possible?

I can’t fully explain how much joy it brings me to share this episode with you.

Jennifer Ferguson and Cary Goldberg, of the amazing company Handful, are here to talk about the emotional ups and downs of building a business and working directly with breast cancer fighters and survivors.

They’re ladies are committed to helping women, especially those who’ve experienced breast cancer, feel comfortable, confident, beautiful, and happy.

Why You Should Tune In?

The Handful story is a perfect example of how unpredictable, stressful, and fulfilling starting a business can be.

It’s also the perfect example of how to do more than just make a profit.

It’s no secret that I firmly believe in building your business around your ideal lifestyle and Jennifer and Cary are living that belief while making the lives of those touched by breast cancer a little easier and more enjoyable.

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Jennifer and Cary’s crazy wonderful recording set-up for our interview.

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What Can You Expect?

In this emotionally charged and powerful episode, you learn about the process of launching a business, the side steps all entrepreneurs must be willing to take to reach your goals, why it’s so important to have a purpose and vision behind what you’re doing, and the true power of building relationships.

Don’t Forget: Enter “sweetlife” during checkout to receive a 20% discount during the entire month of October!

Also, breast cancer survivors can receive a 30% discount for life on bras with their Breast Friends Forever program.


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Handful’s Website

Handful’s Breast Friends Forever Program

Cary’s Portrait for The SCAR Project

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Episode 37: Building A Profitable Creative Business – With Jeff Goins

  Take a free SweetLife Entrepreneur Self Assessment Listen to the Podcast Here: Can You Make Real Money From Your Creative Endeavors? You Bet! Jeff Goins is a husband, father of two, best-selling author of five books, including Real Artists Don’t Starve, and currently helps aspiring writers hone their craft and find their tribe. Not only do I love … Continue reading “Episode 37: Building A Profitable Creative Business – With Jeff Goins”

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Can You Make Real Money From Your Creative Endeavors? You Bet!

Jeff Goins is a husband, father of two, best-selling author of five books, including Real Artists Don’t Starve, and currently helps aspiring writers hone their craft and find their tribe.

Not only do I love Jeff’s work but he also shares the opinion that your business should be there to support your life and not the other way around.

Why You Should Tune In?

Jeff started a blog, learned how to monetize it, and created online course before they became the popular thing to do.

Because of this experience, he’s able to provide advice today that will help you finally get started with your business.

One of my favorite gems from this episode: “Clarity comes with action. We act our way into clarity.”

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What Can You Expect?

In this special episode, you’re going to hear how Jeff took his creative ideas and put them out into the world, different ways he tested what his audience wanted to hear from him, what he does professionally to help other writers get started, and how he’s modeling his business around his family life.


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SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 00: Lifestyle Entrepreneur Manifesto

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 22: Book Reveal: Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 04: The SweetLife Entrepreneur System

Jeff Goins’ Website

Jeff Goins’ Podcast: The Portfolio Life

Jeff Goins’ Book: Real Artists Don’t Starve

Jeff Goins’ Tribe Writers Course

Jeff Goins’ Tribe Conference

Jeff Goins’ Writers Roadmap

Stephen King’s Memoir: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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Episode 34: Why You Need A Lifestyle Entrepreneur Learning Plan

  Find Out What Business Phase You’re In Now – Access the SweetLife Project: Online Business Roadmap Listen to the Podcast Here: What’s a Lifestyle Entrepreneur Learning Plan? Becoming an entrepreneur means you agree to embark on a journey of endless learning. As with anything else in life, this journey will go a lot smoother if … Continue reading “Episode 34: Why You Need A Lifestyle Entrepreneur Learning Plan”

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What’s a Lifestyle Entrepreneur Learning Plan?

Becoming an entrepreneur means you agree to embark on a journey of endless learning. As with anything else in life, this journey will go a lot smoother if you have a plan.

And this is where the “Lifestyle Entrepreneur Learning Plan” comes in.

“An Entrepreneur Learning Plan is list of things you need to learn over a defined period of time, to grow yourself and your business.” April Beach

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Why Tune In To This Episode?

It’s important to always learn, grow, adapt, and evolve. It’s the only way to keep your business relevant and healthy.

Having a plan in place for learning new systems, platforms, skills, etc. will allow you to not become distracted by the overwhelming amount of information entrepreneurs must consume.

With a learning plan, you’ll have the confidence and power to know exactly what you should be learning and when; saving you time, money, and frustration.

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What Can You Expect?

I’ll explain exactly what a “Lifestyle Entrepreneur Learning Plan” is, provide examples of what one looks like, how it can help you solve problems, and why this is so critical to the success of your business.

4 Quick Steps to Create a Sample ELP:

  • Make a list of the items you need to learn at this time
  • Take an inventory of the courses you’ve already bought and downloads you’ve already received, and categorize your trainings into “skills groups”
  • Make a list of what skills you’re missing and go find those trainings
  • Create a 12-18 Month Learning Calendar of what you plan to learn and by when, based on the current phase of business you’re in right now (find out what phase you’re in here)

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SweetLife Project Online Business Roadmap

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My SweetLife Project: SweetLife Entrepreneur Self Assessment

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 00: Lifestyle Entrepreneur Manifesto

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 33: How to Choose The Best Business Trainings & Courses For You

 

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Episode 33: How to Choose The Best Business Trainings & Courses For You

  Join my Reset and Refocus Entrepreneur Challenge Listen to the Podcast Here: It’s Almost Course Launch Season … Are You Ready? We’re coming up on another season of course launches and program enrollments. Are you confident in your ability to look past the shiny bonuses and crazy discounts to pick the course that is the perfect fit … Continue reading “Episode 33: How to Choose The Best Business Trainings & Courses For You”

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It’s Almost Course Launch Season … Are You Ready?

We’re coming up on another season of course launches and program enrollments. Are you confident in your ability to look past the shiny bonuses and crazy discounts to pick the course that is the perfect fit for your life and business at this exact moment in your journey?

Well, don’t worry if you’re not because that’s exactly what we’re covering in this week’s episode!

Why You Should Tune In?

I would venture to say every entrepreneur has been lured into purchasing a course or program they didn’t really need and, while it may have been loaded with valuable content, it didn’t yield the expected results.

Taking the wrong course, or even the right course at the wrong time, leads to a loss of time and money.

Both of those resources are extremely valuable and I want to make sure you never waster either of them ever again!

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What Can You Expect?

I’ll explain five ways you can get really clear on what courses or programs are the perfect fit for you and your business right now so you don’t become distracted or lose any more time or money.

What you won’t get is me telling you my courses are the perfect fit for you. They may or may not be, but after this episode, you’ll be able to determine that for yourself.

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Reset & Refocus Entrepreneur Challenge

My SweetLife Project: SweetLife Entrepreneur Self Assessment

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 32: Reset & Refocus Entrepreneur Challenge

 

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Episode 32: Reset & Refocus Entrepreneur Challenge

  Join my upcoming Reset and Refocus Entrepreneur Challenge Listen to the Podcast Here: It’s Time to Reset and Refocus I took seven weeks off from my business this summer, to travel with my kids. Now that they’re heading back to school, it’s time to reset and refocus. I actually do a complete reset every August. It’s … Continue reading “Episode 32: Reset & Refocus Entrepreneur Challenge”

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It’s Time to Reset and Refocus

I took seven weeks off from my business this summer, to travel with my kids. Now that they’re heading back to school, it’s time to reset and refocus. I actually do a complete reset every August. It’s part of my #lifestylebusiness system.

I’ve you’ve taken time off, or your business just isn’t where you thought it would be by this point in the year, I highly suggest you reset and refocus with me!

… And that’s what we’re talking about on this week’s SweetLife episode!

Why Should You Tune In?

As an entrepreneur, you’re solely responsible for the growth and success of your business. It’s critical to make sure you’re in line with your goals and make adjustments when needed.

I truly believe a successful entrepreneur never stops learning.

Not only does that apply to new systems, platforms, and skills… This also applies to learning and assessing your own business status and growth needs.

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What Can You Expect?

I break down the five different core areas of resetting and refocusing and why they’re so important. You’ll learn about each and why they all affect your overall business goals.

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Reset & Refocus Entrepreneur Challenge

Funnel Cure Masterclass

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 28: Discover the Power of a Digital Detox

 

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Episode 30: Organize Your Thoughts to Get S*** Done

    Listen to the Podcast Here: It’s officially August so we’re switching gears from the relaxing summer topics we’ve been discussing, and diving back into business building strategies.  Do you have too many ideas? You’re a creative… and you’re never lacking new ideas and problems to solve. This is what makes you a great, typical, … Continue reading “Episode 30: Organize Your Thoughts to Get S*** Done”

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It’s officially August so we’re switching gears from the relaxing summer topics we’ve been discussing, and diving back into business building strategies. 

Do you have too many ideas?

You’re a creative… and you’re never lacking new ideas and problems to solve. This is what makes you a great, typical, entrepreneur. It’s also what is required to successfully develop unique, innovative products that people want and will rely on.

But if you’re someone who always has new ideas for your business (floating around inside your head), to the point where it becomes overwhelming and you’re not sure what to do first…

This episode is for you.

Why is this important for your business?

Having too many ideas isn’t a problem –

It’s when you’re spread too thin, that creativity can start to slow you down. If your amazing ideas are sidetracking you, you’ll relate and appreciate this episode.

Multitasking, in business development, is not your friend. Learning how to focus and organize your thoughts and ideas will allow you to see which ideas you should follow, help you become much more productive, and help you find consistent work hours.

What can you expect? 

In today’s episode, I explain how the Splashdown technique helps me organize my thoughts and how you can utilize this technique as well. Give it a try.

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The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 06: Create & Dominate Your Block Calendar

 

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Episode 28: Discover the Power of a Digital Detox

    Listen to the Podcast Here: Do you need to take a digital detox? In last week’s episode, I talked about our addiction to technology. This week, I’m challenging you to a digital detox. This is an idea you’re either going to love or hate and, if you lean more towards hating it, you just … Continue reading “Episode 28: Discover the Power of a Digital Detox”

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Do you need to take a digital detox?

In last week’s episode, I talked about our addiction to technology. This week, I’m challenging you to a digital detox. This is an idea you’re either going to love or hate and, if you lean more towards hating it, you just might need to take a digital detox more than anyone else.

Why is this important for your business?

Technology takes the authenticity out of life.

Relying on technology and social media to inspire new ideas makes us forget our own creativity and causes our brains to become lazy. This is dangerous for everyone, but it’s especially dangerous for entrepreneurs.

What can you expect? 

In today’s episode, I’m going to ask you some questions that, when answered honestly, will let you know if it’s time to take a digital detox.

I’m also going to provide four steps to help your plan for your digital detox to make sure it’s as effective and successful as possible.

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Resources Mentioned:

Lewis Howes’ The School of Greatness Podcast: The Power of Disconnection

Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal

The New York Times: The ‘Busy’ Trap

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 25: 5 Steps to Prepare Your Business for Vacation

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 27: How to Avoid Tech Addiction & Maximize Daily Productivity

 

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Episode 27: How to Avoid Tech Addiction & Maximize Daily Productivity

    Listen to the Podcast Here: Are you addicted to technology? This week, I’m continuing to talk about how to grow your business while also growing yourself. The topic I’m tackling is our addiction to technology and how we can overcome it, so we can be more productive. Why is this important for your business? … Continue reading “Episode 27: How to Avoid Tech Addiction & Maximize Daily Productivity”

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Are you addicted to technology?

This week, I’m continuing to talk about how to grow your business while also growing yourself. The topic I’m tackling is our addiction to technology and how we can overcome it, so we can be more productive.

Why is this important for your business?

As online entrepreneurs, we have to use to technology. There’s just no way around it. However, when it gets to the point where we can’t even go to the bathroom without our phone, it’s become a problem. #keepingitreal

Our brains are always going… Thinking up new project ideas, worrying about deadlines, responding to emails … it’s overwhelming.

Taking a step back from technology allows your brain to rest for a second and it also allows you to focus on one task at a time – making your day much more productive.

Technology should help you run your business, not control your life.

What can you expect? 

In today’s episode, I’m giving you some of my best tips and strategies that I use every single day to help combat my addiction to technology and maximize my productivity.

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Resources Mentioned:

focus booster App (Pomodoro)

Forest App

Lifehacker Article: When You Eat, Focus on Just Eating

The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

 

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Episode 25: 5 Steps to Prepare Your Business for Vacation

    Listen to the Podcast Here: Taking a Summer Vacation? This can feel scary when you have a new business. Luckily, your SweetLife Podcast is here today tips on how to prepare your business for vacation. Why Is This an Important Episode for You? Small business owners, coaches, entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs all work very hard for … Continue reading “Episode 25: 5 Steps to Prepare Your Business for Vacation”

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Taking a Summer Vacation?

This can feel scary when you have a new business. Luckily, your SweetLife Podcast is here today tips on how to prepare your business for vacation.

Why Is This an Important Episode for You?

Small business owners, coaches, entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs all work very hard for clients. YOU work very hard for your clients. You give and give – and often don’t stop giving until you wear ourself out.

Taking a vacation from your business is oftentimes the best thing you can do for your clients. Sound counterproductive?

Not exactly…

A vacation allows you to rest your mind and recharge your soul; which means you go back to your clients with a renewed sense of energy and drive.

Listen in and see why –

What can you expect? 

In today’s episode, I’ll be providing five tips to help you prepare your business for vacation so you can actually relax, have fun, spend quality time with your family/friends, and trust that your clients will be there waiting for you when you get back.

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Resources Mentioned:

SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast | Episode 00: Lifestyle Entrepreneur Manifesto

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