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LOE 073 | Thriving Community Leadership w/ Fusion Biz Babe Ashley Matkovic

How Do You Become a Thriving Community Leader?

Welcome to episode 073 of Law of Effortlessness Podcast with #businessyoda Shannon Bush, and Ashley Matkovic from Fusion Biz Babes, all about becoming a Thriving Community Leader!

Ashley Matkovic is the owner of Fusion Biz Babes and creator of The Fusion Membership – a thriving business community for female entrepreneurs in Perth, where friendships and real connection come first. She launched the business in 2016 after feeling disillusioned with the business networking scene, but also strongly believing that connecting with like minded individuals is the key to success. Freedom makes her happy, and Fusion allows her to live life on her terms every day, after quitting her day job to focus solely on the business in 2017.

Shannon and Ashley have an inspiring discussion about how Ashley created such a beautifully connected, thriving community starting with small coffee catch-ups to build her own network, networking tips and finding your people, practicing what you preach, and Ashley’s best tips on building and leading a community.

You’ll hear how after moving to Perth from London, Ashley built Fusion Biz Babes to the point where she was able to quit her day job, including how she financially made it work from the right business model, working with a coach, and more. You’ll also hear Shannon and Ashley talk about what it’s like to host a weekly radio show (which you can listen to on Boss Mode Radio), and how this positively impacts her business.

You’ll hear Ashley’s hardest moments when she started out, and the incredible things she learned from it – and the challenges she faces now and in the near future as she prepares for motherhood and kicking off a mastermind that will bring her back to her reason ‘why’. Shannon and Ashley chat about how to begin building a thriving community, packed as always with practical, easily implementable tips to help you make business easier!

Notable Quotes and Pearls of Wisdom

“You lead the way in how you want members of your community to act.” – Ashley Matkovic

“I’ve been to an event where I haven’t met someone where I haven’t learned something or had a lightbulb moment.” – Ashley Matkovic

“People buy from people, even if you’re buying over the interwebs there is still a person on the other side of that transaction.” – Shannon Bush

“There is more magic in getting into our ‘why’ than we think.” -Shannon Bush

Connect with Ashley in these Cool Places:

Her Website: www.fusionbizbabes.com.au

Facebook: @fusionbizbabes

Instagram @fusionbizbabes

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

LOE 061 | Successful Community Building w/ Jess Van Den

Successful Community Building | Community Success Coach Business Coach Perth Marketing Thrive Creative

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.”