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LOE 074 | Recovering from Not Enough w/ Bronwen Sciortino


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074 | Recovering from Not Enough with Bronwen Sciortino and Shannon Bush

Welcome to episode 074 of the Law of Effortlessness Podcast with #businessyoda Shannon Bush and recovering perfectionist Bronwen Sciortino!

Bronwen is an internationally renowned Author, Simplicity Expert and Professional Speaker who spent almost two decades as a high-powered, award-winning executive before experiencing a life-changing event that forced her to stop and ask the question “What if there’s a better way to live?”

Bronwen spends every day teaching people there are other ways to live so they can reduce stress, build resilience and easily make changes in their everyday lives – building to a more meaningful life and improved mental and physical health and wellbeing. Bronwen blogs regularly for global platforms, and has been featured in ‘The Book of Amazing People’, ‘Reboot Your Life – Phoenix Edition’, and ‘Successful Women in Business – Winners Edition’. She is regularly invited as a guest interviewee on blogs, podcasts, radio, Facebook Live, YouTube and member sites situated throughout the world.

Bronwen works with people globally through corporate programs, conference platforms, retreats, professional mentoring and in the online environment. She shares her secrets to success and inspires individuals to simplify their lives and embrace the concept of an economy of enough.

Tune into this episode to hear how Bronwen began the process of recovery from “Not Enough” – you’ll hear how for four years she woke every day, exhausted and losing the dexterity in her hands to the extent she couldn’t hold a glass – and the incredibly powerful moments that changed her life and now have her sharing these insights, globally – and knowing and believing in her wholeness, that she is enough.

Shannon and Bronwen have a candid discussion on the idea of “Not Enough” including how it shows up in self-talk, and the sometimes shocking way we can unconsciously refer to ourselves – and of course, the small but practical ways we can take steps to begin the process of change. You’ll also hear about the heartwarming, and heartbreaking process of writing her books and a lively chat on why we need to stop following prescription self-help that doesn’t work, and learning who we are, and what works for us.

Stay tuned to the end to hear about a special give away for Thriving Entrepreneur Circle members!

Notable Quotes and Pearls of Wisdom

“Stop this following business – you’re stressed and exhausted. Don’t follow what someone else has done, because it hasn’t been made for you. Find your own answers.” – Bronwen

“Remember, you have decades of training in talking negatively to yourself. This will take time.” – Bronwen

“It’s tiny little steps that will make big changes in your life.” – Bronwen

Connect with Bronwen in these places

Facebook www.facebook.com/bronwensciortinoauthor

Website www.sheiqlife.com

Instagram @bronwensciortino_author

Connect with Shannon in these places:

Creative Possibility www.creativepossibility.com.au

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business http://bit.ly/tecircle

Email thrive@creativepossibility.com.au with your comments, questions and episode suggestions!

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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 061 | Successful Community Building w/ Jess Van Den

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Successful Community Building with Jess Van Den

Welcome to episode 061 of Law of Effortlessness Podcast, with silversmith Jess Van Den from Epheriell, Create & Thrive. Jess and Shannon re-connected at Artful Business Retreat 2018, and in this episode, you’ll hear Jess’s fascinating journey to becoming a successful Etsy store owner and community builder, including her venture into becoming a primary school educator before accidentally becoming full-time in her silversmithing business.

Jess shares her lessons in building a successful and thriving community including how you stand out from the crowd with authenticity and building a strong factor of trust and authority before followers will purchase from you, and have boundaries around how you show up including Digital Detoxing and taking time off away from a business without losing sales.

Jess Van Den is a self-employed silversmith working under the Epheriell label. She’s been making jewelry since 2008 when she opened her Etsy shop to sell her jewelry as a hobby and turned Epheriell into her full-time occupation in 2010 – bringing her husband Nick on board soon after. She specializes in eco sterling silver wedding rings and works out of her solar-powered home studio in the countryside north of Brisbane, Australia. She’s also the founder of Create & Thrive & the Thriver Circle, where she teaches fellow makers how to turn their handmade hobby into a thriving, successful business.

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect

For more creative business goodness and inspiration for successful community building onnect with Jess via her website here and on Facebook here.

Check out her FREE 30-day course for makers at MakingItPodcourse.com

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

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

“When you believe in what you’re selling it’s completely different. You’re not selling, you’re helping.”

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint. If you’re not in this for the long run, forget it. There’s no shortcut, it takes time for people to know you before they buy from you.”

“If you put yourself last, you will burn out and your business will fail.”

LOE 056 | Effortless Business Events Take Over | Owning Your Expertise | Shannon Bush & Sarah Thomson

Welcome to another Effortless Business Event’s Take Over of the LOE Podcast, episode 056, featuring Sarah Thomson – today Sarah and Shannon are talking about Owning Your Expertise, something many entrepreneurs struggle with, including Sarah!

Sarah shares a secret in what holds many people back from owning their expertise and handling comparison. You’ll also hear about Shannon’s experiences in her first career as a Registered Nurse before getting into Business Coaching, and her first Mentor’s message on comparison and competition.

This show turns into something of a confessional, with words of wisdom and experience from both Shannon and Sarah exploring the importance of maintaining a healthy mindset, self-confidence, and giving yourself permission to be you. Stay tuned to the end for a little exercise to help you grow your mindset and own your expertise!

 

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect

Connect with Sarah via her website here and on Facebook here.

Find out more about Effortless Business Events here.

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

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

“Everyone is on a different business journey.”

“Even with all my experience and qualifications, I struggle with owning my expertise sometimes.”

“The world needs different voices.”

LOE 051 – Market Like You Mean It w/ Sarah Thomson

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Welcome to episode 051 of Law of Effortlessness featuring Sarah Thomson from Online Social Butterfly. Sarah Thomson established Online Social Butterfly in 2011 and offers dynamic online marketing expertise to business owners. Her most popular topics include marketing in the digital age, social media, and websites.

Sarah brings with her a 15-year background in corporate marketing, spanning multi-nationals, government, not-for-profit and the small business sector in both Sydney and the UK. Her enthusiasm for the industry is currently propelling her through a Master’s degree in Web Communications.

She also finds time to run a taxi service for her sons, who are both competitive swimmers. 

Listen in as Sarah talks about what it’s like to run a business with her husband Grant – how their business evolved from before Instagram and Facebook Ads existed, working to their strengths, how it’s taken time to learn how they work best as a team and get the best performance out of each other.  

Shannon and Sarah also discuss their complimentary marketing services and perspectives – and asking the big question: is Facebook dead? What’s happening with zero reach and putting money into an advertising budget?

Sarah also speaks to an experiment she conducted with Facebook and videos – using a Live video, versus a pre-recorded video versus a link shared from YouTube and the interesting results she found, and how you can use her experiment to get the most out of your video content. Sarah also talks to the fears behind why entrepreneurs frequently decide not to use video, and how she overcame the mindset hurdle – and the ease and flow that comes after the leap.  

Shannon and Sarah also talk about collaborations – how they’ve collaborated together, the lessons they have learned, including if you’re an aligned match, and working in your places of strength.

Shannon and Sarah also share how they have collaborated over the last four years, and most recently for Effortless Business Events. They also share how they made their collaboration one of ease and effortlessness by outsourcing tasks, sharing the workload, being open and upfront with figures, and much more 

Mentioned Links and Links to Connect

Connect with Sarah in these Places:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OnlineSocialMarketing/?ref=bookmarks

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

Website https://onlinesocialbutterfly.com.au/

Video Confident Online Training:  https://onlinesocialbutterfly.com.au/workwithus/video-confident/

Connect with Shannon in these places:

Find out more about Market Like You Mean It and other Effortless Business Events offerings here

Creative Possibility  www.creativepossibility.com.au 

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business 

Connect with Shannon on Instagram

Contact the Online Presence Team with your questions, topic suggestions, and comments about the show by emailing thrive@creativepossibility.com.au 

Notable Quotes

“I don’t know how I’m going to get somewhere, but I know where I’m going to go. It will unravel itself as we go.” 

“If you don’t know what to write in your e-mails, pay someone else to do it for you. They can see the gold in what you do.” 

“Before you create anything, be clear about the skillset that you bring, but what does ideal client want and need? sometimes they can be two different things.”  

“Nothing will substitute face-to-face contact with another human being, that’s the reason video is so important.”  

Networking As A Marketing Strategy

#marketing101 networking as a marketing strategy | Shannon Bush Creative Possibility Business Coach

Networking as a marketing strategy? You bet!

Networking is, for many in business, a necessary evil.

I get it. When I started my business in 2007 I had only ever networked in a corporate setting. I learned quite early on that networking was a thing small business owners did often and through a desire to meet other entrepeneirual types I set about looking for great groups to connect with.

It was easy to find local groups where I could go and do the meet and greet thing. Some were at breakfast, some mid morning, others at lunch or the “sundowner” evening events. It seemed there was a smorgasboard of choice. But how did you know wether what you were paying to attend, would be of value or not?

I figured if I didn’t get out and try some of these events then I’d never know.

So I showed up and did my best to mingle with bunches of strangers. I found at some events the reception was a little frosty. At others it felt clicky. While others seemed to be a free for all, with no organisation and pushy attendees.

I didn’t like the experience much at all. Online business was growing in interest at the time and platforms like Facebook had become an opportunity to connect with other business owners. But online networking wasn’t that much of a thing and if you got a friend request from someone you vaguely connected with online it felt a bit, well, creepy.

I discovered quickly that when you found yourself at the wrong types of networking events they could totally feel like the most alien places you’ve ever found yourself. Totally setting of daydreamng and escape routes. Well that’s what was happening in my head.

Over the next decade I came to understand the power of the right networking, with the right people, and how to turn those awkward moments into potential opportunities – for new clients, new referral partners, speaking or teaching opportunities, brand exposure, credibility building and more.

The wrong kind of networking event can leave you feeling stuck, with no escape!
Forget having a well polished elevator pitch, you need an escape strategy STAT!

Networking as a Marketing Strategy | Creative Possibility | Shannon Bush Business Marketing Coach Perth Australia

How did I achieve this? Well it all started with a big realisation about the core of marketing.

Marketing is all about relationships.

Once I wrapped my head around this I was able to approach networking very differently. My primary purpose of networking now is to build awesome relationships.

Networking as a marketing strategy has become the way I do things. It’s an unconscious activity with conscious, purposeful intent.

This includes a desire and intent to expand my contacts. To literally grow my network.

I see this as an ultimate win for my clients because I can refer them to the brilliant people I meet and get to know!

This value add also has proven to lead to more clients for me, so one of those win/win situations bandied about.

They exist. I created one in my business.

I created one out of an activity I used to dread.

Relationship building means getting out and meeting people. It means being the person who says hello first and who shows genuine curiosity to find out about the person or group you’re talking to. It’s remembering that if you don’t ask it’s always no. It’s also about nurturing and valuing your network so they, and your networking activity become the asset they deserve to be.

This is how I’ve built my business from it’s early days and it is definitely how I have managed to still be here more than a decade in.

Look out for a future solo show on my podcast, Law Of Effortlessness, where I share my top tips for creating and nurturing your referral network, a super key part of maximising the potential of your networking as a marketing strategy!

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LOE 046 | Live Coaching Call w/ Pratibha Pal

LOE 046 Live Coaching Call _ Pratibha Pal | Business Coach Marketing

Welcome to Episode 046 of Law of Effortlessness Podcast. This episode is a Live Coaching Call with Pratibha Pal.

Pratibha works as a social media consultant with mainly women entrepreneurs who are a bit overwhelmed with the use of social media. Right from planning the content for them to having a session where she works with them on a 1:1 where Pratibha analyses their social media and let them know how to work with it.

During this live coaching call Shannon coaches Pratibha on the following areas: visibility, being consistent and the fear of being not good enough.

Listen in and discover how Shannon supports and coaches Pratibha and see if there are take-aways you can start to implement in your life and business as well.

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect

Connect with Pratibha Pal in these awesome places;

her website, or here’s where you can connect with Pratibha and find out more about woring with her

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

“Believe in your actions and what you do.”

“If we don’t ask the answer is always no. If we do ask the question the answer might be no, it might be not right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s a no forever or it might be a resounding yes I’d love to work with you and when can we get started?”

“Marketing is about relationships”