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LOE 44 | Marketing Message Clarity | Live Coaching Call w Shalini Nandan

LOE 044 Live Coaching Call _ Shalini Nandan-Singh | Legally Shalini | Marketing Message Clarity

Welcome to Episode 044 of Law of Effortlessness Podcast. Today Shannon Bush is back with a live coaching call with Shalini Nandan-Singh.

Shalini is a legal coach, and lawyer. She has always loved the law and yearned to work differently from traditional legal practice. Now, in coaching and mentoring women in business from start up to whenever, Shalini helps her tribe by using life skills gained from her “other” life as an entrepreneur in two countries, cohabiting in 2 distinct cultures, and lawyering in two jurisdictions.

Shalini is also a mother, partner, journalist, community worker, spiritual seeker and self-confessed lover all things that are based in joy, ease and grace! For Shalini, happiness in professional life is helping folk to look at their legal challenges as an opportunity for personal and business growth, while providing practical legal support and having fun and learning lots along the way!

During this live coaching call, Shalini receives some coaching on how to consolidate her message, create marketing message clarity and move past being a start-up. She and Shannon talk through promoting your business on your Facebook page and how you become the ‘go-to’ person in your field. Listen in and see what you can learn and apply to your own business, starting with marketing message clarity!  There’s oddles to be inspired by in today’s episode.

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect

Connect with Shalini in these awesome places;

her website, Facebook page or LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

“When it’s your own business, it’s the strangest, most difficult, most uncertain that you’ll ever handle.”

“What is one thing you can share at a time?”

“Look at your core archetypes and look at the key message each of them have.”

“Focus on the little steps that will build up over time.”

The Power Of Positioning Your Expertise

#marketing101 positioning creative possibility shannon bush

Why Should I Position My Expertise?

Positioning your expertise can sound and feel lke an overwhelmingly difficult thing to achieve.

I’ve often been asked “why should I position my expertise?” and heard “but I’m not an expert” or even “I don’t have much to share!”

Well these may be very valid concerns or questions or statements running around your head.  I have to say though, in all the years (dinosaur moment!) I have been working with, coaching and educating small business owners, I am yet to find someone who doesn’t have some degree of expertise around what they do for business.

Not one person!

So let’s just drop the “I don’t have any expertise” mindset and think about all the things your existing and past customers and clients ask you about.  All the questions, and often the same questions over and over, that you answer.

That, my friend, is your expertise right there.

So now we’ve established you do know something, let’s explore briefly why it’s important to own and share this “expertise” you’ve got.  Probably got in spades.

Ok, so you ask me…

Why Should I Position My Expertise?

First up I am probably goping to do an internal happy dance just because you’ve declared you have some expertise.  Next let’s get down to business.

Your expertise – the knowledge and experience you have.  The skills, information and advice you can apply and share.  All of this is incredibly valuable because your customers and clients are looking for and to someone who knows more or different to them.

They are out there actively looking for a solution to a pain point, issue, problem or challenge.

Or they are actively seeking to create a desire – to make a change or generate a new way of thinking, doing, being, living even.

Customers and clients, who are referred to as prospects or leads until they transact with you, are looking for these things.  They are looking for the thing you’re selling!  They want to buy from someone who can help them.  Genuinely help them.

That’s where your expertise comes in.  When you can give people clear insights into what you know and can do or achieve, your credibility increases and so does their willingness to buy from you.

That is one big reason to position (as in share widely) your expertise.

But how?

Expertise Positioning 101!

  1. Have a clear, succinct marketing message
  2. Understand all the things people come to you and ask, or want you to solve
  3. Publish hints, tips, blogs, video’s of you sharing the answers
  4. Share all of the content you’ve created across your primary marketing channels – think social media, website, other platforms such as the 24×7 online networking plaftorm LinkedIn, in interviews on people’s podcasts or summits or events, your own event, YouTube or Vimeo channel
  5. Keep sharing
  6. Be consistent
  7. Sort your mindset out so you don’t doubt your expertise.  if you doubt it, others may too
  8. Share some more!

And lastly, a tip that goes with every one of the above.  Let yourself have fun positioning your expertise.  Maintain your professionalism, but let your personality, and your magnetism shine thriugh.  You’ll find it easier to share and therefore to position your expertise, and others will engage with and learn from and share on your behalf more easily.  Then everyone wins!

LOE 042 | Kickstarter Tips + Shining Your Light w/ Karen Gunton | Podcast

Podcast LOE 042 Kickstarter Tips + Shining Your Light Karen Gunton | Lighthouse Revolution Illuminate Oracle Deck | Business Coach Shannon Bush

Ever wanted to understand why Kickstarter campaigns can be so powerful and how they can help you to launch something significant in your business?

If you have, or even wondered about the power of crowdfunding in any way at all like I have, then this episode of Law Of Effortlessness Podcast with Karen Gunton is going to be a delight and inspiration to tune into.  I first came across Karen a couple of years ago in the online space, like I do many of the guests I invite onto the show.  I was immediately drawn to her strong messages of empowerment and self leadership and responsibility and intrigued by what she went on to refer to as The Lighthouse Revolution.

When she published her first book in 2016 I watched from a distance while she championed a Kickstarter campaign, her first, to support the launch of her book.  Now, she’s spreading the beams of light even brighter and is in the middle of her second Kickstarter campaign and achieving incredible success.

Having been asked many times about crowdfunding as a source to raise capitol for a business or launch and read about many success stories, I was keen to get Karen on the show to talk with her first hand about her tips and lessons for success and to find out more about the expansion of her business with the upcoming launch of her new oracle deck; Illuminate.

I have no doubt you’ll be as inspired as I was by the conversation and take a lot away from all we talk about.  There’s an abundance of practical strategies you can put into place to create more effortlessness, to shine your light, stand tall, support your mindset and be in a genuine place of service.

Divine.

Be sure to share your learnings, inspiration and any questions in a comment below.

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect

Connect with Karen in these fabulous online places;

Website: http://www.karengunton.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karenguntondotcom/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karengunton/

and join her Kickstarter as a backer here! it all wraps up 26th October, 2017 so if you’ve missed backing Karen you can still look over how she’s turned her Kickstarter campaigns into a success

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

“The lighthouse became my own foundations for what I was trying to build and who I wanted to be”

“Where’s the how? We need to actually have strategies to build ourselves up and shine the light”

“Nobody is going to come along and give you a gold star and say “here’s your purpose”

“Just show up and help some-one!”

“The cool thing about Kickstarter is you do it in a big way – more than anything esle – you get to lead with your mission”

“If you show up everyday (on Kickstarter) and say ‘here’s my thing and I’m ready to bring it to life’ some magical things happen when you’re outside your comfort zone”

LOE 041 | Building A Juicy Brand w/ Carla Thomas

LOE 041 Building a Juicy Brand _ Carla Thomas | Shannon Bush Business Marketing Coach Perth

In Episode 41 of Law of Effortlessness Podcast, your host Shannon Bush talks with Holistic Counsellor, I Quit Sugar Expert and Juice Plus Advocate, Carla Thomas, a genuine wholefood cheerleader.

Today’s episode focus is on building a juicy brand. They talk about the importance of being consistent in your message and your brand.

Carla offers some real gems of insight in life and business. She encourages you to be a river, not a reservoir. It is so important to share the information and knowledge you have.

Carla is extremely passionate about empowering others and showing them how to be self-empowered.

Shannon and Carla talk about the importance of support and getting an amazing team around you to help bring your business and life goals to fruition.

Carla shares her journey of writing her first book and the lessons and wisdom she has learnt along the way. If you would like to be inspired, listen in to these wonderful ladies and be open to be enthused and motivated by their insights to building a juicy brand.

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect

Connect with Carla in these awesome places;

Website: http://www.carlathomas.com.au/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carlathomaslivecleanjuiceplus/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlathomas_liveclean/

and you can purchase a copy of her inspirational book, The Juicy Movement here

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

‘Be consistent with your message and your brand.’

‘When people see that, they know that you live and breathe what you do’

‘Be a river, not a reservoir. Share the information and knowledge you have.’

‘What’s your why? It can’t be the surface why; it has got to be the deep, deep down why.’

‘People are drawn to confidence.’

‘Seeding – planting the seed and getting people engaged in the story.’

LOE 40 | Staying Motivated | Shannon Bush Solo Show

LOE Podcast 040 Staying Motivated _ Shannon Bush | Business Coach Australia | Marketing Coach Perth

Welcome to Episode 40 of Law of Effortlessness Podcast. Your host, Shannon Bush is back with a solo show on the themes that have been coming up lately in conversations she’s had with clients and her business network; it’s all about staying motivated.

When there are challenges coming up, whether that be on a personal level or a business level, or both, there are often questions that arise like:

Why am I doing what I am doing?

What is this all about?

What’s the purpose of me being in business?

Am I ever going to get any results?

Am I ever going to get any return for all the effort and investment I’ve made?

There are often more questions than answers. Shannon believes business owners want to leave a legacy through their business that makes a difference for others. When you understand what sort of legacy you wish to leave through your business dream big and step outside of your comfort zone. Are you having trouble seeing your accomplishments?

Shannon asks you to consider if you have you actually accomplished and have wanted to achieve?

Take the time to give yourself a reality check about how far you have actually come.

One way you can do the reality check is to keep a gratitude journal and engage in this activity regularly.

Listen in to this episode for tips to staying motivated in your business at every stage.

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect with Shannon

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

‘When there are challenges coming up, whether that be on a personal level or a business level, or both, there are often questions about why am I doing what I am doing? What is this all about? What’s the purpose of me being in business? Am I ever going to get any results? Am I ever going to get any return for all the effort and investment I’ve made? … There is often more questions than answers.’

‘Every business owner has some sort of legacy they want to leave with their business.’

‘Dream big. Step way outside of your comfort zone.’

‘What have you actually accomplished and have achieved. Have a reality check about how far you have actually come.’

LOE 039 | Live Coaching Call w/ Karyn Sealby | Podcast

LOE 039 Live Coaching Call _ Karyn Sealby

Welcome to Episode 039 of Law of Effortlessness Podcast. This episode is a little different as your host Shannon Bush does a live coaching call with Karyn Sealby.

Karyn is a creative entrepreneur who loves to work with bright colours and a big focus for Karyn and all she creates is making people happy. She has 2 businesses. KBS Designs is a handmade business creating beautiful home decor. KBS Styling grew out of KBS Designs where Karyn now teaches makers how to style their product photos and also how to take branded stock photos for service based businesses.

Karyn asks Shannon for some coaching on marketing. Recently Karyn has found that her marketing just doesn’t seem to be working. Karyn says she doesn’t feel her words are really her but she is not sure how to fix that without sounding unprofessional. Listen in to see how Shannon helps navigate this terrain with Karyn and tune in for inspiration for your own business as you just may resonate and be able to implement some of the strategies suggested in your own life and business.

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect

Connect with Karyn in these awesome online places;

her KBS Designs website, KBS Styling website, KBS Designs Facebook page and KBS Styling Facebook page, and Instagram for KBS Designs and KBS Styling

If you love what Karyn creates (trust us, she’s always got something awesome on offer) you can shop here!

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Business & Life Wisdom

‘People that tend to get more engagement are focussed on building the relationship.’

‘How can this be easier?’

‘I can do this, I can be authentic.’

‘How can you go back to just being you?’

LOE 037 | Live Coaching Call w/ Ashleigh Rae | Podcast

LOE 037 Live Coaching Call _ Ashleigh Rae

Welcome to Episode 037 of Law of Effortlessness Podcast. This episode is a little different as your host Shannon Bush does a live coaching call with Ashleigh Rae to give you a unique insight into what it could be like to be coached by Shannon to get clarity, focus and to generate action to address something in your business you want to change, reflect on or improve.

Shannon’s guest, Ashleigh Rae is a Mindfulness and Soulful Podcasting Coach, and host of the #BlissedOut Podcast, exploring and experimenting with mindful living. She’s also a Podcast junkie, and loves a good coffee!

Ashleigh Rae and Shannon discuss how to cultivate a beautiful magnetism, even when things go nuts and perhaps others parts of life are difficult. Ashleigh says ‘for me, that’s returning a full-time job and living with a partner who has anxiety (naturally) and in his last year of University. Things are stressful, and I’d like to work on cultivating my magnetic self even with all of this other stuff going on!’

Ashleigh is also wanting help with going through a big upheaval of life with a new job, her partner and what that means for her business and it is of course, [in her own words] ‘freaking her out!’ Listen in to see how Shannon helps navigate this terrain with Ashleigh and be open to some genuine #businessyoda wisdom as you may be able to implement some of the strategies in your own life and business.

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect

Connect with Ashleigh Rae in these awesome places;

her website, Facebook page, podcast, Instagram and her Thinkific teaching platform

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

‘People will connect with you based on the benefit. Benefit defined is the promise that you’re making that things will be different and/or better by them working with you, buying from you, investing in you, whatever that is.’

‘We can set ourselves up for overwhelm way too easily.’

‘What is achievable for me to do and start?’

‘It’s the simple things in life that we forget to do.’

‘Acknowledge the things you are grateful for.’

LOE 036 Money Musing The WOW Way w/ Christina Cabrera | Podcast

In Episode 036 of Law of Effortlessness Podcast, your host Shannon Bush talks with Wisdom Of Wealth founder, Christina Cabrera on the topic of Money Musing The WOW Way.

Christina is an amazing Money Muse for Women, a dynamic speaker and workshop leader. With 30 years of investment experience and skills to transform money mindsets, she is empowering women to make inspired, educated choices for themselves and their money.

Christina talks about 3 important themes she wants people to know and understand.

Firstly, know that women are wired to be good with money – just ask Warren Buffet – he invests like a girl;

Secondly, understand the difference between “Investing vs Spending” (money or anything for that matter) – it’s a shift in how you think which can revolutionise your path to abundance and money freedom;

and finally, build WOW-moments in your life (Wisdom of Wealth Moments) – create space and awareness in your thinking, is helps you unlock your inner wisdom about who you are and the abundance and wealth you can create in every way.

This episode offers a refreshing look at money and wealth from a lady who’s been in the business of helping others to get sorted with their money, their mindset and then to be inspired to take the action required to create and grow from a wealth perspective.

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect

Connect with Christina Cabrera in these awesome places;

her website, Facebook group, or book your one hour Money Empowerment Session here.

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

“Its not just about learning to manage the money part, its how we manage our relationship with money.”

“Creating wealth is disappointingly simple. Wealth is created in the mind first.”

“Ask yourself: what would [insert your name here] do?”

“Step into the sunshine of awareness.”

“Your consistency shapes who you are.”

“Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know.”