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LOE 076 | Effortless Business and Health w/ Kat Blake


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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

Connect with Kat in these places:

www.inaturopathy.com.au
www.facebook.com/invigoratenaturopathy
www.instagram.com/invigorate_naturopathy

Connect with Shannon in these places:

Find Out More About The Thrive Factor Book

www.thethrivefactorbook.com.au

Creative Possibility

www.creativepossibility.com.au

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business

http://bit.ly/tecircle

LOE 075 | Leveraging Radio Opportunity w/ Boss Mode Radio Host Julz Pozar & Shannon Bush

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075 | The Opportunity to Leverage with Radio

Welcome to episode 075 of Law of Effortlessness Podcast with your host, #businessyoda and marketing coach, Shannon Bush! Today, Shannon is joined on the show by Marketing for the Bizy Lady Boss Mode Radio Host, Julz Pozar!

Julz is a Perth based Radio Show Host and Brand Marketing Strategist and she supports bizy-ladies with creative, easy to do branding and marketing that is DIY friendly. Shannon and Julz recount how Julz got her start in business with a Perth-based events enterprise seizing the opportunity to specialize in marriage proposals – and the challenges she faced in scaling, overwhelm, and navigating common pitfalls of entrepreneurship. Listen for an in-depth conversation on how Julz narrowed down and nailed her niche. You’ll also hear Shannon and Julz discuss the common mistakes and pitfalls business owners make in their branding.

Shannon also dives into how Julz got started with Boss Mode Radio – and how Julz instantly resonated with the brand and message when she chanced upon their Instagram feed – once again, seizing an opportunity! Stay tuned to hear a delicious discussion on the opportunity Julz has seen in her business and that of her radio show guests as a direct result of being on the radio like:

  • Building a community and growing network
  • Reaching more people and;
  • Opportunity pipelines

Shannon and Julz dive into what makes a great pitch to be a guest, and how Julz finds her guests and what she looks for including:

  • Are they reputable?
  • Researching their content like videos
  • Making sure they’re a great fit
  • Picking a great topic for the show
  • It’s not about who has the most followers

You’ll also hear Shannon and Julz share their perspectives on what separates a good guest from a great guest, and when guests miss the huge opportunity to leverage being on a radio show or podcast. As always, packed with practical actions and tips to make your business effortless!

Notable Quotes and Pearls of Wisdom

“You think you’re failing at the time, but there’s so much learning in it when you let it go and look back.” – Julz

“It’s who I’m meeting in this community and what opportunities or collaborations can come from it.” -Julz

“Listen to some shows before you jump in and pitch, make sure it’s appropriate.” -Shannon

“You can use this opportunity to build trust with your community.” -Julz

“It’s really worthwhile to share your podcast in your newsletters, stories -everywhere. It’s mutually beneficial.” -Julz

Connect with Julz in these places:

Website: www.bizyhub.com.au
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/julzbizybestie/
Instagram: julz_yourbizybestie_au

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!

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 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.