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LOE 072 | 5 Key Ingredients to Being an Industry Leader | Business and Marketing Coach Shannon Bush

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Have you wondered how some businesses seem to be the leaders of their industry, and how they got there? 

Welcome to a special episode of the Law of Effortlessness Podcast… as taken over by Shannon’s Online Presence and Podcast Manager, Ashleigh!

On this episode, you will hear a special interview Shannon gave to Julz Pozar, originally aired on Boss Mode Radio on becoming an industry leader and why on earth you’d be interested in being the authority in your space – beyond increasing your client list!

>> When you tune in remember this was originally recorded for a radio show, so there’s mentions of breaks 😉

You’ll hear some familiar names, and the success stories of Kat Blake and Carla Schammer, current members of the Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook Community.

Listen in for Shannon’s 5 Key Ingredients to becoming an industry leader:

  1. Niching
  2. Getting support
  3. Mindset and Confidence
  4. Consistency
  5. Being on-brand

There are nuggets of gold throughout this interview from tips on networking effectively, knowing what branding means, focusing on the things you are accomplishing and the things you can celebrate, and setting goals that are so big it sends us into overwhelm, and remembering your vision for your business.

Shannon takes on common myths from doubting your own ability to be an industry leader, what to do if there are already several established and prominent industry leaders, to the fear of failing and making mistakes. You’ll also hear how and why Shannon got into business in the first place and the incredible people who influenced her inner entrepreneur.

Notable Quotes and Pearls of Wisdom

“Without those little things, the big things don’t happen.” – Shannon Bush

“No matter how long we’ve been in business, we all have a crisis of confidence from time to time.” -Shannon Bush

“We don’t need to know anything and everything about a topic to be an expert. What you DO need, is to know how to find the answers to things you don’t know.” – Shannon Bush

“An industry leader is someone who follows through and does what they say. If you’re going to help someone, do it.” -Shannon Bush

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Do you have a question or idea for a podcast episode?  Submit your ideas and questions to thrive@creativepossibility.com.au

Lastly, tune into Boss Mode Radio here! It’s the best online radio show for business owners.

 

LOE 071 | Building a Thriving Business from Your Heart w/ Sonia Lyn

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Building a Thriving Business from the Heart

Have you ever been caught between doing what your heart desires, and effective business strategy? 

Welcome to episode 072 of LOE Podcast with your #businessyoda, Shannon Bush! Today’s episode features Sonia Lyne, from Dandelyne. Join Shannon in a brilliant discussion with Sonia around building thriving authentic maker business, chatting about creating an appreciation for your product, with open and genuine communication between herself and her audience, and talking heart over strategy.

This conversation will remind you to come back into your heart space, to remember why you’re doing what you’re doing, with Sonia’s best tips for checking back in with your heart when things aren’t perhaps going so well, or your making a big shift in your business whether it’s a creative leap or working through tough emotions. Shannon and Sonia chat about communicating with your people – connecting and networking with the right people, through the right format. Sonia is also celebrating becoming a published author of her first book – and, about the common fears round copy-cats and how to handle it gracefully.

You’ll also hear some incredible tips on how to get the support you need in your thriving business in the beginning, and where to look for help and support to grow your business.

Sonia is the designer and face behind Dandelyne™. The home of the original miniature embroidery hoop. Dandelyne™ is about small-scale embroidery projects that are satisfying, rewarding, soul-boosting and frankly, just look so darn cute on any outfit. Her business began in 2011. Sonia chose to design and stitch her first family portrait; her family’s. Sonia learned to embroider at the age of 7 and had not embroidered since. However, on numerous occasions over the years she remembered how it made her feel: EUPHORIC. The little flame that was ignited so many years ago suddenly became an enormous, crazy bushfire! As Sonia stitched, she found herself daydreaming not only about small and simple embroidery projects but also about small, teeny tiny embroidery hoops. To quote the film Robots, “See a need, fill a need.” Sonia thought if she wanted tiny projects and tiny hoops there must be others who wanted these too! At the time she designed the Dandelyne miniature hoop there was absolutely nothing like it out there, and Sonia is proud to say that she is the original designer. Now, Stitchers worldwide can frame their stitchy awesomeness and wear it loud and proud in a Dandelyne mini embroidery hoop.

Notable Quotes and Pearls of Wisdom

“My best business decisions come from my heart.”

“Consistency of communication and authenticity are instrumental for your business to grow.”

“Copy the bajeezus out of other people, it develops your style – but don’t sell it and leave it uncredited.”

“If you’ve got an idea and you want to do it, do it. Once that fire calms down, check in with your finances.”

“Our greatest strengths can often be our greatest challenges.”

Connect with Sonia in these Cool Places:

Website: http://dandelyne.com/

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

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

Find out More About Effortless Business Events:

www.effortlessbusinessevents.com.au

www.facebook.com/effortlessbusinessevents

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Do you have a question or idea for a podcast episode?  Submit your ideas and questions to thrive@creativepossibility.com.au

Find out more about the Thriving Business Academy, launching December 2018 here.

LOE 070 | Creating Your Credibility and Authority in Business with Content Marketing

Ever wondered how blogging, podcasting or video content work as a successful business strategy? 

Welcome to a very special, celebratory episode number 70 of Law of Effortlessness Podcast with your Marketing and Business Coach, Shannon Bush! Join Shannon in celebrating two years of the Law of Effortlessness Podcast as she reflects on the incredible women who have been part of the Podcast on live coaching calls or experts sharing their knowledge and wisdom with you, the amazing audience who make LOE the fantastic podcast that it is!

Celebrations aside, this episode is also rich in content and marketing insights!

Have you ever wondered how other businesses seem to get their content marketing so right, and how you could replicate that success to improve your business results?

Shannon shares her thought leadership on Content Marketing as a way of establishing your credibility and authority  –sharing her formula for using content to create credibility and authority by demonstrating expertise and utilising strategic distribution.

This episode is packed with practical, expert wisdom derived from Shannon’s work with many different types of business over many years from considering the kinds of images used and what they communicate on a conscious and unconscious level, to ensuring that the content you’re creating is as effortless as possible.

Shannon shares her top five tips for choosing a content medium, and breaks down how a content marketing funnel can work smarter, not harder for your business complete with actionable ideas for content repurposing, and a reminder that nothing beats consistency!


Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

“Done right, your content marketing will not only attract prospects but move them through the marketing funnels of your business.” Ryan Deiss, digitalmarketer.com

“When someone understands that you’re a solution, they’re much more likely to reach out to you.” – Shannon Bush

“Authority is one of the bi-products of having well considered, consistent and strategic content.” -Shannon Bush

“Discoverability equals sales in the real world.” Dev Shendon

“You have to own your expertise and be willing to share your opinion.” Shannon Bush

Find out More About Effortless Business Events:

www.effortlessbusinessevents.com.au

www.facebook.com/effortlessbusinessevents

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Do you have a question or idea for a podcast episode?  Submit your ideas and questions to thrive@creativepossibility.com.au

Find out more about Market To Thrive here.

LOE 069 | Get Found Online with SEO w/ Karen Dauncey | Google Focused Podcast

Have you ever been confused about SEO, tried to find out how to get found online and wondered how potential clients find you in the crowded online marketplace? 

Then you’re in luck because Shannon has you covered in this episode. She is joined by guest and expert Effortless Business Events guest presenter, Karen Dauncey from Blue Cherry, a digital marketing agency based in Perth to talk all about SEO for your business and how to get found online.

Karen Dauncey is the founder of Blue Cherry Online Marketing and has been a digital marketing consultant for the last 15 years. She specializes in helping businesses generate leads online primarily through Google using Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Google AdWords and Facebook Advertising. As the director and founder of Blue Cherry Online Marketing, Karen has optimized over 500 websites, managed millions of dollars worth of spend on Google AdWords and has a solid understanding of the constantly-shifting industry of online marketing. This gives her a unique advantage when it comes to being able to recommend the right online marketing strategies for your business. Karen has attended search engine conferences in London, Stockholm, Adelaide, and Sydney, and was also invited to attend a pilot Business Coaching Course at Google’s Head Office. She has a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK.

Shannon and Karen share their knowledge and expertise and discuss the common mistakes made by business owners when it comes to do-it-yourself SEO, why trying to cheat Google is never a good idea or practice, the value of niching in SEO and Key Word Research, and also a very important discussion on what questions to ask potential marketing agencies to ensure they are a good fit for your business – as always, with practical tips you can implement straight away.

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

“SEO is a big investment. It’s important to make sure your keywords accurately reflect your business.”

“Make friends with Google.”

“Make sure they have experience in the industry you’re in.”

“Don’t try and cheat Google. It’s a lot smarter than any of us and always changing.”

Connect with Karen in these places and learn more about how to get found online:

www.bluecherry.com.au
theseoschool.com
www.karendauncey.com

Find out More About Effortless Business Events and the Digital Marketing Event in Perth in October 2018 (early bird tickets on sale until mid September only!):

www.effortlessbusinessevents.com.au

www.facebook.com/effortlessbusinessevents

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Do you have a question or idea for a podcast episode?  Submit your ideas and questions to thrive@creativepossibility.com.au

Find out more about Market To Thrive here.

LOE 066 | The Basics of Online Presence | Effortless Business Events

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The Basics of Online Presence, Another Effortless Business Events Takes Overwith Shannon Bush and Sarah Thomson

Welcome to another installment from the Effortless Business Events team on Law of Effortlessness Podcast Take Over with your hosts, Business Coach Shannon Bush and Marketing Super Star, Sarah Thomson – this time chatting about Online Presence, something that is critical to your digital marketing success.

This episode is a juicy one – the who, what, when, where, and why of online presence from privacy to perception and expectations.

So, why is checking your online presence as a small business owner so important?

Shannon and Sarah discuss why its so important to have an online presence and to curate it and be aware of what is out there online about yourself personally, and your business. For example, you’ll do well to understand the variations on a basic Google search with images, videos, and variations of your name (especially if your name has ever changed). It’s also essential to be aware of your privacy online – as Sarah says, just because a group on Facebook is private or secret, does not mean people have not taken a screenshot of your post!

Filled with practical, effortless tips that you can immediately implement in your own business and life, Shannon and Sarah also discuss the expectations and perceptions that often come from what we share with our online presence, whether its our personal profile or business profiles on Facebook or LinkedIn, and walking the line between being comfortable with what you share with many people.

The ladies talk through what you choose to keep private drawing on Sarah’s experience with a client who holds very different beliefs on a hot-button issue, and how she chooses to engage with them and keep her own views private with careful curation of her Online presence.

So, what expectations is your online presence setting for potential customers who see you online? Enjoy the episode!


Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

“It is your business. You need to be clear about your message.”

“Be proactive and be aware of what is online about you and your business and understand the expectation your ideal client is going to have about what you do and don’t share.”

“Consider how you talk about your customers and suppliers.”

“We all have bad days, pick up the phone and call a trusted friend.”

“If in doubt, leave it out.”


Connect with Sarah Thomson in these places

Online Social Butterfly

www.onlinesocialbutterfly.com.au

www.facebook.com/onlinesocialmarketing

Find out More About Effortless Business Events and the Digital Marketing Event in Perth in October 2018 (early bird tickets on sale until end August only!):

www.effortlessbusinessevents.com.au

www.facebook.com/effortlessbusinessevents

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Do you have a question or idea for a podcast episode?  Submit your ideas and questions to thrive@creativepossibility.com.au

Find out more about Market 2 Thrive here.

LOE 065 | Video Marketing with Facebook Lives | Effortless Business Events

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Facebook Video Marketing with Facebook Lives – Shannon Bush and Sarah Thomson

Welcome to another installment of the Effortless Business Events takeover of the Law of Effortlessness Podcast with your hosts, Shannon Bush and Sarah Thomson, continuing the conversation on all things Facebook video marketing for your business!

In this episode, number 65 on the podcast,  Shannon and Sarah take a deeper dive into video marketing. The ladies talk specifically about the impact of mindset when it comes to video marketing or your business, with common fears of giving too much away.

They also talk about what to talk about and share basic simple etiquette rules your viewers will appreciate. Want to know what equipment to use? they’ve got that covered too with a talk through the equipment you do and don’t need to get started with video.

Lastly, you’ll hear about the incredible and real results Shannon and Sarah experience as a result of using Facebook Live in their businesses as a video marketing tool. You’ll hear about the relationships it helps to build and nurture, as well as an increase in Facebook Likes, Follows, and reach with, as always, simple and easy things you can implement in your business right away and begin to see a great benefit from!

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to do a Facebook Live!

Pearls of Wisdom:

“You only need to be one step ahead of your clients.”

“The only way it’s going to get easier is with practice.”

“If you’re going to do a video longer than 5 minutes, let your viewers know so they can allocate time.”

“Doing these videos on my Facebook page has meant that new people have found me and when we meet, they feel like they know me already.”

Learn More About Effortless Business Events here:

Find out more about Effortless Business Events here:

https://effortlessbusinessevents.com.au/

Like and Follow Effortless Business Events on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/effortlessbusinessevents/

Connect with Sarah in these places: 

Facebook: @OnlineSocialMarketing

Website: www.onlinesocialbutterfly.com

Connect with Shannon on these places: 

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Do you have a question or idea for a podcast episode?  Submit your ideas and questions to thrive@creativepossibility.com.au

LOE 064 | Video Marketing 101 | Effortless Business Events Team Takes Over The Podcast

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Law Of Effortlessness Podcast Episode 064 | Video Marketing 101 with the Effortless Business Events Team

Welcome to another Effortless Business Events takeover of the Law of Effortlessness Podcast with your hosts, Shannon Bush and Sarah Thomson from Online Social Butterfly. Shannon and Sarah teamed up around a year ago to form a collaboration and in March 2018 hosted their first 2 day marketing conference in Perth, Market Like You Mean It. This October they are back with a new offering for Perth small business owners but this time it’s the digital edition covering all aspects of digital marketing.

In this episode, the first of 4 in their take over of Law Of Effortlessness Podcast Shannon and Sarah chat all things Video Marketing in your business. You’ll hear Sarah share some incredible predictions for the next five years and hear the ladies chat about why you need to be using video marketing in your business more often.

Shannon and Sarah share their experiences with using live streaming on Facebook or ‘Facebook Live’, the importance of re-purposing content, and their tips for creating effortless videos for your marketing. If the idea of using video marketing in your business adds a new level of terror for you, listen in for Shannon and Sarah’s take on simple things that will make this much more effortless for you, including:

  • Equipment you (don’t) need
  • Coming up with relevant content ideas that can assist you to position your expertise
  • Repurposing your videos across different platforms
  • Understanding the reach of your videos

Connect with Shannon and Sarah in these cool places:

Find out more about Effortless Business Events here:

https://effortlessbusinessevents.com.au/

Like and Follow Effortless Business Events on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/effortlessbusinessevents/

Connect with Sarah in these places

Facebook: @OnlineSocialMarketing

Website: https://onlinesocialbutterfly.com.au/

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Do you have a question or idea for a podcast episode?  Submit your ideas and questions to thrive@creativepossibility.com.au

Find out more about Market 2 Thrive here.

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

“In five years time, by 2021 every second a million minutes of video content will cross the internet.”

“Your future consumers are going to expect a certain amount of technology and interaction.”

“Video will account for 82% of all consumer internet traffic.”

“Future consumers are growing up in this space.”

LOE 063 | Write With Abandon, Edit Mercilessly w/ Copywriter Jay Crisp Crow

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Law Of Effortlessness Podcast 063 with Shannon Bush

Write with Abandon, Edit Mercilessly with Copywriter, Jay Crisp Crow

Welcome to a new episode of Law of Effortlessness Podcast, with Shannon Bush, featuring Copywriter, Jay Crisp Crow!

This episode takes many twists turns touching on the hurdles many new and even experienced entrepreneurs face in business from charging the right dollars for your services to keeping small and building confidence this episode has nuggets of wisdom for everyone, no matter where you are in your own business!

Jay is also the Copywriting Master Class Leader in Shannon’s Market 2 Thrive program, and in this episode, you’ll hear more about the program and get some very simple and effective tips that you can immediately implement in your own business – and all things “About Page”.

Jay Crisp Crow is a business owner, messy mother, and ex-showgirl who used to sing on the back of monster trucks before having children and getting ‘sensible’. She spent far too many years working in private school communications believing she couldn’t make a living as a writer before having an epiphany and taking her own gig on the road.

She somewhat surprised herself by becoming a multi award-winning copywriter, editor, and copy coach working with women in enterprise around the globe. Building an incredible career based on the art of writing words that sell, Jay has turned her love of stories and people into something she never thought possible – a sustainable, thriving business. She regularly teaches, presents, and speaks in Perth and online on everything copy and words.

For a lifetime Jay believed she wouldn’t be able to make a living as a writer. She is thoroughly enjoying disproving that prediction

Connect with Copywriter extraordinaire Jay Crisp Crow in these places

Snap up Jay’s free word-bank workbook here

Facebook: facebook.com/crispcopy

Facebook: facebook.com/jaycrispcrow.writer:

Website:  www.crispcopy.com.au

Instagram: @crispcopy

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Do you have a question or idea for a podcast episode?  Submit your ideas and questions to thrive@creativepossibility.com.au

Find out more about Market 2 Thrive here.

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

“You don’t need confidence to move forward.”

“Just because you’re new in business doesn’t mean you make yourself below the poverty line.”

“If you don’t ask, the answer is always No, and if it is, it could still be a yes in the future.”

“Don’t dull your shine to make other’s feel comfortable.” – Ella

Jay Crisp Crow Copywriter | Shannon Bush Business Marketing Coach Perth | Law Of Effortlessness Podcast