Episode 076 Effortless Business and Health with Kat Blake, Invigorate Naturopathy
How do you beat the stress and overwhelm of running your own business? We’ve all been there, worrying if we have enough income to pay our bills, clients rescheduling appointments – so, how do we manage that level of constant stress and create our own effortless business?
Join Shannon as she chats with Naturopath, Kat Blake about how she grew her business, implemented a leveraged business model which allowed her to enjoy effortless business, and her best tips for managing stress, fatigue, and anxiety in business.
Kat shares her fears about becoming a full-time business owner from deciding when it was the right time if she had enough money to support it and a strong client flow – and discovered the niche she most enjoyed working with. You’ll hear Shannon and Kat talk about how Kat began to move into a more leveraged business model by hosting events, and the challenges and celebrations that followed from choosing presenters wisely, and getting feedback from attendees on the topics they were interested in, and acting on it to include those topics more specifically at future events.
Shannon and Kat share candidly the challenges of running events from Kat’s struggle with technology and presentation slides that didn’t work, and only allowing four weeks to market the event. Shannon asks Kat how she held it together and kept calm on the day of the event, and you’ll hear Kat’s tips including meditation to calm her breathing and heart rate, and coming from a place of gratitude.
Join Shannon and Kat for a discussion on what makes Naturopathy different from visiting your GP, and how she handles skeptical clients, and how Kat manages to check in with all her clients (including automated emails!). You’ll also get to hear Kat share some excellent tips on managing stress, overwhelm, and anxiety when running a business including:
- Slowing down – eat mindfully, sit down and slowly eat your lunch.
- Meditation which will support your mind health, once or twice per week
- Move the body – go for a walk around the block, move your body
Notable Quotes and Pearls of Wisdom
“Once I niched, I knew what I was saying and it was much easier to market myself to them.” – Kat Blake
“It’s important to choose your team wisely. Just because someone is also a Naturopath, doesn’t mean we are focussing on the same thing and we compliment each other nicely.” – Kat Blake
“More of us should celebrate saying NO. It’s not always a right fit.” – Shannon Bush
“Remember why you started your Naturopathic business.” – Kat Blake
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