Recently, someone I care deeply about, nearly missed an opportunity that COULD affect their potential future. You know what the error was? Lack of follow-up. Follow-up is something that anyone can do. It doesn’t matter how much (or how little) education you have, it doesn’t discriminate, and it levels the playing field.
Here’s another (deeper) reason I think people don’t follow-up: Fear of failure, Fear of the word No. “If I don’t follow-up, I’ll be spared the feeling of rejection.”
You didn’t start your business solely to make a lot of money. I know this because 100% of the women I work with and host on my podcast comment that it’s never about the money—it’s about solving a problem or filling an unmet need. Your highest contribution, in part, is bringing your creative ideas to the world.
I have never achieved Big LEAPS in my business from social media or just sitting at my desk staring into my laptop. The big income leaps (think 25% – 50%) have been born out of networking and cultivating collaborative relationships with people who embrace your genius, your highest contribution.
There’s a ‘theme’ happening right now among a lot of business owners I talk with and I’m wondering if you might have this ‘theme’ playing out in your business?
June marks the halfway point in the year, which means you’re either celebrating the success of reaching all your goals in the first 180 days or you’re running your fingers through your hair wondering what went wrong AND you may be wondering what you can do to make sure the next 180 days produce the results you want (& deserve).
You are not alone.
Many entrepreneurs find themselves in this position at this time of year but, the ones that work smarter know they need to reach out and get help – – bring on a thinking partner to help them clear the clutter and focus in on exactly what they need to do next in order to accomplish the goals they’ve set for themselves.
That’s why I’m opening up my calendar during July, while I’m in the beautiful, peaceful, mountains of Park City, Utah, to meet with a few women entrepreneurs who understand the importance of getting out of the day-to-day of running their business and retreating in a calm, serene environment that gives them the opportunity to think bigger, more expansive, more strategic about their next moves and desire a ‘thinking’ partner to help them along the way.
After my daughter Jenna’s knee injury, there were clues that kept tapping me on the shoulder, reminding me about how dealing with a personal crisis has a significant effect on building and growing a business.
Sometimes, no matter what you do, no matter how many things you try, you stay stuck in ONE Place. This can be frustrating, debilitating and I think the most detrimental of all…CONFIDENCE shaking.
For this episode, I’ve also put together a podcast freebie, 10 Simple Survival Tips to Keep Your Business Thriving When a Personal Crisis Hits.
Just go to: JoyChudacoff.com/SurvivalTips
It’s not so much about looking for the answer, but it’s about making sure that you’re asking the right questions.” – Joy Chudacoff
Stop trying to grow or scale your business using tactics that produce little or no results.” – Joy Chudacoff
Carrie Tice, founder and CEO of Octavia Wellness is innovative, energetic and passionate. Her mother had been diagnosed several years ago with Alzheimer’s and through a somewhat humorous experience Carrie discovered the benefits of cannabis for seniors.
The results were so life-changing that Carrie and her mother decided to take a big moxie move; Carrie resigned from her high-tech corporate job and she and her mother together sold their Victorian home on Octavia Street in San Francisco to kick-start Octavia Wellness. Octavia Wellness focuses on providing seniors and cannabis beginners with customized cannabis therapies.
On today’s show, Carrie shares some amazing business tips and stories. She’s funny, clever, powerful and passionate.
Since legalization, we are seeing that more professionals are wanting to get into this program, getting on our educational platform and learning about cannabis.” – Carrie Tice
Take care of yourself and then you actually are in a better place to be a smart CEO.” – Carrie Tice
Let’s stay true to what our skill set is – it has served us pretty well!” – Carrie Tice
Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO of Hint Water, had given birth to her third child, lost some of the baby weight, but still found herself carrying an extra 55 pounds AND she had a serious diet soda addiction (10-12 cans a day). After seeing a physician who said he could give her a “pill” to “fix her situation,” Kara declined and decided to ditch the diet soda instead. What happened after that decision is nothing short of miraculous.
Kara has always been an incredible Moxie woman. Before starting Hint, she led AOL to a $1 billion enterprise as vice president of shopping and e-commerce partnerships. Kara is also an active speaker and writer. In 2016, she launched “The Kara Network” which is a digital resource and mentoring program for established and aspiring entrepreneurs.
She has been named Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” one of Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs,” Forbes “40 Women to Watch Over 40,” EY’s “Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California,” on top of many more amazing recognitions.
You’ll love this show. Kara is quite humorous and at one point I’m laughing so hard I have tears coming out of my eyes!
I really believed that buyers needed to catch up to where I was at prior to us really blowing this thing up. But also, the consumers really needed to catch up and there was a huge component around education that really needed to happen.” – Kara Goldin
If we could actually get people to enjoy water again, whether it is bottled water or tap water then we could actually change health in America.” – Kara Goldin
When somebody was so negative about what I was doing, I really saw it as ’here’s an opportunity. The opportunity is there. This guy is really not going to go into it anytime soon, so it really gives me a chance to develop it’.” – Kara Goldin
My podcast, ‘She’s Got Moxie’ has been given two thumbs up by iTunes and my show is #66 of the Top 100 Podcasts in the Business & Careers category. If you haven’t had a chance to catch an episode, hop on over to iTunes and check us out. Every episode is jam packed with rich advice and wisdom. http://JoyChudacoff.com/itunes
If you’re someone who has thought about “social selling” or “network marketing,” then you’re going to be excited about my guest today, Tysh Mefferd. Tysh is a Double Diamond Director with Stella & Dot, a social selling company that sells jewelry, handbags, clothing, and other accessories for women (They actually had to create a NEW title for Tysh because she shattered all their sales quotas.) Tysh is currently the #1 Top Earner in the company earning over 100K in the month of November 2017.
Before Stella & Dot, Tysh had a thriving business in the wedding industry. Her whole life shifted when Hurricane Ike hit Texas in 2008. Tysh originally became a stylist with Stella & Dot as a side gig to help pay off some bills, but it quickly turned into something bigger. Tysh currently leads a team of over 9,000 stylists globally.
I’m so excited for you to hear from Tysh as she explains more about network marketing, when you should get involved, her tips to break into the industry, her productivity tips, her dreams and goals, and why she loves her flexible work schedule.
I think that the best advice is no matter what you’re looking to do, you’ve got to really love the product.” – Tysh Mefferd
I love working, but I love choosing when I work.” – Tysh Mefferd
Most days probably aren’t going to be perfect, and that is just part of the entrepreneurial life.” – Tysh Mefferd
But, do you know how good you could be?
It seems like common sense: Become really good at what you do and then hit cruise control, right?
Nope. When you get to this point, if you don’t make some easily adjustable changes in your business, you’ll find yourself satisfactorily underperforming next year. When arriving at the Top seems just slightly out of your reach, it’s time to align certain areas of your business so you can refocus, engage and expand to the level you know you deserve.
You need to get strategic and open yourself up to the big 360° view of your business. Successful women know that THIS is their ticket to freedom. To truly step into the driver’s seat of your business, you MUST let go of the same old systems and routines.
My two-day Align Retreat coming up in January 2018 will give you the tools you need to get aligned with your vision as a leader, entrepreneur, and woman of impact.
I’m so excited to have Ali Brown as my first guest on She’s Got Moxie! Ali is a personal friend and mentor, and an incredibly successful entrepreneur.
Ali Brown is one of the most recognized entrepreneur coaches in the world. She has built a coaching and consulting enterprise that ranked in the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in the nation.
Ali was named one of Forbes “Women to Watch”, one of Ernst and Young’s “Winning Women Entrepreneurs” and an “Entrepreneur Delegate” for the United Nations Foundation Global Accelerator.
Ali was also featured on ABC’s Secret Millionaire, and she has over 250K followers via her Glambition Radio Podcast, AliBrown.com and social media.
Today Ali tells us about what led her to quit her job and start her own business. She also shares amazing advice about how to stand out in your industry, and her best productivity tip.
I think you’ll find this episode engaging and truly motivating!
When you’re starting off we all have to hustle, you will have to do some things that you may not love and you gotta get it done.” – Ali Brown
Follow the formulas, and take all the advise you can, and say yes to everything until there’s a moment you’re ready to say no.” – Ali Brown
Having the courage to change everything was my most courageous and proud moment.” – Ali Brown
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