Listen in to episode 17 of the Law Of Effortlessness Podcast and discover the simplicity of productivity. Productivity coach, Jo Bendle and Shannon Bush discuss all things productivity.
Jo explains the biggest block to productivity is fear and she shares the amazing concept of ‘Imperfect Action’ and how it transformed her business and her life as she took to the road as a location independent global entrepreneur.
Imperfect Action gave Jo permission to get out there, try things, do stuff, and more importantly help people, but without it having to being perfect. She uncovered a big message for herself in doing this; that nothing is broken!
Hear Jo and Shannon share a realisation that freedom comes through discipline. By simplifying the process through daily discipline and you can have more freedom than you could ever want.
As always it’s a juicy, fun, practical conversation that every business owner will want to tune into.
‘So many business owners are stuck is busy-ness not business. They are doing for the sake of doing.’
‘Less is more.’
‘Fear is the block to productivity.’
‘Imperfect action is better than no action. And what that’s done is allowed me, its given me permission to get out there, try things, do stuff, more importantly help people, but without it being perfect. And the message here is that nothing broke!’
‘Only good things will come from taking imperfect action.’
In Episode 16 Shannon Bush shares her 7 Mindset Support Strategies for a more magnetic 2017. Discover the importance of reviewing your year, planning, simplifying, visioning, innovation, action and repetition all while making the most of what worked and didn’t work in the past year in your business.
If you want to have a more magnetic 2017 listen in and follow the steps Shannon explores with you in this episode and you’re setting yourself up to soar in 2017. Self care is so important, along with the 7 Mindset Support Strategies, so that you can be the best and do the best leading your business.
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Listen into past episodes of Law Of Effortlessness to find out more about Shannon’s Effortless Success Framework, her business planning tool of choice in her business.
In this episode, our first for 2017, Shannon and Maria Doyle talk all things e-courses as a passive income and a way to share your knowledge in the world. They delve into the fact that the passive income is a complete myth and that there’s not really much passive about it – it takes work and time, consistent work and time.
Discover how a e-courses as a passive income isn’t actually passive at all and why creating an e-course might not be your solution to boosting your income and personal brand. The truth is that you actually need to be on the horse driving the whole process. Instead hear about other ways you can get your knowledge out in the world.
Ask yourself, what I am trying to achieve? Remember, you are the face of your business. You are creating a business based on your skills and expertise and your ability to work with people and resonate with at a way to bring in a passive income, you’re looking at a way to bring in a continual income. Listen in and discover lots of little gems about this and more.
‘A passive income isn’t passive. You need to be on the horse driving it.’
‘A small business professional is someone who says I have a skill set, I can help people, but I’m sick of saying this stuff one-on-one therefore I want to put it into a format where my clients can access it and I don’t have to be there actually delivering it for them.’
‘You are the face of your business. You’re creating a business based on your skills and expertise and your ability to work with people and resonate with at a way to bring in a passive income, you’re looking at a way to bring in a continual income. And the way to do that is to create a loyal base of fans who love you and who can recommend you to someone who needs you.’
‘What do your clients need? Do they actually want this?’
‘To have a continual income create a raving fan tribe.’
In Episode 014 you’ll hear Shannon Bush and Sarah Thomson discuss what it is like being coached the Creative Possibility way. Shannon and Sarah discuss finding the right business coach and how the first coach you go to may not be the right one for you.
Sarah shares her experiences of having a coach and how it wasn’t a great first experience. Listen in to hear what Sarah thinks if the hallmark of successful one-on-one coaching. Getting stuck in your business can hold you back but when you work with the right person and understand how to ask yourself powerful questions, to challenge yourself and set yourself up with the right support things definitely become more effortless. It could mean finding a great coach or finding another way to do things. Remember, the accountability of a good coach will kick your butt with a smile and a if you want it, a good hug.
‘We are intrinsically part of our business. Who I am is not just about the business that I run Its about who I am as a wife, a mother, a friend and what goals I am working towards in my life.’
‘Once you start your own business you have to give yourself permission to say: this is my business and I have these strengths and this is how I want to being them to the table.’
‘The accountability of a good coach will kick your butt with a smile and a hug.’
‘The core hallmarks of successful one-on-one coaching is not only do you help me identify those skills, but you then said right what’s the plan and how can we break this down? Getting stuck in the how can hold you back. But coaching with you [Shannon] was effortless.’
‘When we run our business, we need to run it for life.’
‘Don’t be embarrassed or ashamed if someone is not right for you. It’s ok to interview people. Its ok to ask if you can talk to clients they currently work with. Do some homework and check out their testimonials.’
Are you being reactive rather than proactive in your business?
Does planning completely overwhelm you?
Shannon asked herself ‘if I were to come up with my own planning framework, what are the core areas that are really important for me to focus on?’
She had the vision and clarity to know that focusing in on the 4 core concepts that became the framework, everything would be able to move forward and it would also be taking in to consideration all the important things to grow her business.
Listen in to discover how you can implement the Effortless Success Framework for yourself; to keep yourself motivated, excited and focussed on the bigger picture in your business and life.
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Listen to last week’s interview with participants in Shannon’s Magnetic 2017 planning workshop here.
“The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving, with passion, and compassion and humour and style and generosity and kindness [Maya Angelou]”
“To totally thrive you need the right foundations, and this starts with a plan”
“How can this be easier?”
“If I were to come up with my own planning framework, what are the core areas that are really important for me to focus on? If I focus on the 4 concepts, that became the framework, everything would be able to move forward and I would be taking in to consideration to my business”
Has business planning been a challenge for you for one reason or another? It’s something Law Of Effortlessness podcast host Shannon Bush loves to do – plan!
Listen in to this episode to hear about Shannon’s Effortless Success Framework and how planning can set you up for success in your business. Shannon defines the 4 core areas of the framework around growth: Business growth, Wealth growth, Expertise growth and Self-growth as the key focus areas to drive your planning and your goals.
In a recent workshop, Magnetic 2017, Shannon hosted 6 local business women in Perth and shared with them her Effortless Success Framework, a solution for planning and making 2017 great. At the end of the Shannon and the 6 lovely ladies in business had a conversation about planning and using the Effortless Success Plan. Listen in to hear their experiences of planning, how they have planned in the past, what worked or didn’t work and what they believe planning will allow them to have moving forward in their business’s and lives.
At the end of the day the big take away is planning doesn’t have the be a dull process that doesn’t engage you. it can be motivating and a focused driver for your future success.
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Podcast Episode 10: The Bright and Shiny FOMO Trap with Lynette Delane is available here
“Being reactive, not proactive wasn’t working for me”
“If you are wanting to change, to improve or achieve then you are growing”
“In your planning, make sure you put things on their that make you feel a little bit scared, or a little bit overwhelmed or stretched because then you know you’re on the right path. Rather than going super comfortable and staying in the ‘safe zone’”
“The plans we write are about me as a person and me in my business”
“Planning can allow so much freedom if we put the right structures in place to support us and our business and our clients, our family and the balance and lifestyle we want to create. It can create incredible freedom and flexibility”