How to Recognize & Avoid Business Burnout

How to Recognize & Avoid Business Burnout

Burnout is a big problem in the online business world.

I've been through it. I've seen a LOT of my friends go through it. I've even seen a lot of million dollar online business owners go through it, where they've had so much work and they’ve worked so hard that they are verbally told by a doctor that they cannot work at all anymore. Some have even had to take an entire year off because their burnout has been so serious.

Let’s be real here - you can’t afford to take an ENTIRE YEAR off.

Yet a lot of solopreneurs are heading in that direction.

Why?

Because they don't really realize that they are burned out. It’s one of those things you don’t give much attention to until it’s suddenly happening to you.

Building Strategic Relationships to Grow Your Business with Maggie Giele

Building Strategic Relationships to Grow Your Business with Maggie Giele

I’m reeeeally excited to introduce you to today’s guest, Maggie Giele, because she’s a real life friend of mine AND her approach to marketing is simple, human and not sleazy at alllll - can I get a hallelujah for non-sleazy promo tactics?!

Maggie is an award-winning business and marketing strategist and certified coach with a Master’s of Science in Marketing Strategy, and a Bachelor’s in International Business. Yep - she’s super qualified to be talking marketing in today’s ep!

She helps fiercely dedicated business owners refine their strategies, get in front of their dream clients, and grow with ease.

She is also the founder of Bosses in Europe, an online community for entrepreneurs in Europe to connect and collaborate, and hosts international live events, one of which I’ve been to and let me tell you - if anyone knows how to host a killer event that gets business owners really connecting with each other, it’s Maggie. 

By the end of this episode, you’ll learn….

  • How Maggie has seen rapid business growth by focusing on nurturing relationships with other business owners.

  • The TOP mistakes that make sure your efforts to build relationships totally flop. 

  • How to find the right business owners to connect with and ultimately help you grow your business.

Click “play” on the player below to listen to this episode!

How to Choose the Right Tools to Organize Your Online Service Business

How to Choose the Right Tools to Organize Your Online Service Business

Does it matter which tools you use to organize your business?

Yes.

A lot of people will tell you it doesn’t matter and that you should just use the tools you “prefer”. But choosing your business tools based on what you personally prefer is a dangerous way to go about choosing tools to organize your business.

In fact, simply choosing what you prefer has led to a lot of solopreneurs taking weeks to set up a certain tool to organize their business... only for them to go ahead and migrate to another one in a few months.

Why?

Click “play” on the podcast player below OR keep reading to learn more!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why you’re choosing tools the wrong way

  • How to avoid shiny object syndrome and STOP trying every new tool that comes out

  • Why you should choose tools with your clients and future team in mind.

  • How to stop being perfectionistic about the tools you use and stop taking forever to organize your business

The Truth About Mental Health & Entrepreneurship

The Truth About Mental Health & Entrepreneurship

How do our businesses affect our mental health? That's what we're discussing in today's episode with design agency owner Amy Cox-Tennant.

When Amy went from her day job to being her own boss and suddenly found herself without order, systems, processes or anyone telling her what to do, she didn't find it liberating. She found it overwhelming.

Her struggles grew so difficult that one day, someone found her crying under her desk in her co-working space.

In this episode, Amy shares the vulnerable and honest story of her mental health crisis, the tools, mindset and practices that helped her overcome it, and how YOU can bring more inner calm to your life and online business.

What to Do When You Want to Invest in Your Business but You Don’t Have the Money

What to Do When You Want to Invest in Your Business but You Don’t Have the Money

Sometimes we say to ourselves...

“I want to join a course, hire a virtual assistant or a coach... but I don’t make enough money to invest in my business yet.”

And I get that. A lot of us want to invest in ourselves and our businesses but we feel like we can’t because of our finances. 

I remember making my first big financial investment in my business and it was freakin’ scary!

It was a $500 course and I remember thinking, “that’s SO much money, I’ve never spent this much money on something like this before. What if it isn’t worth it? What if I know everything it teaches already? What if I don’t even use it? What if there’s something more important I should be spending money on?”

It was scary investing $500 in my business (and therefore myself.)

But I was able to understand that I could afford to invest in myself…

I was just scared to let go of that money because I was too focused on temporarily losing that financial investment, and not focused on what I would gain from the investment.