Good morning and happy Monday! Welcome to another episode of the This is What it Takes Podcast. Today we’re talking about Letting go of what’s not working.
Let’s just start with the fact that it does not matter where you come from or what you’ve been through in your life if you want to have something bigger and better. The only way it does actually matter is if you reconcile with the facts: this happened to me, it’s okay, and I’m learning from it so I can use it to help others.
Getting through the hardest things
I don’t say that lightly - I know some of you have gone through so many hard things in your life. I know what it means to be passed around from person to person in foster care. I know what it means to be molested as a child, to be beaten and left behind by family members who were supposed to protect and love me, to be turned out and rejected by adults when I needed a place to sleep as a child, letting me go off...
If you're feeling stuck in your business or you've come to a plateau with your goals or your dreams, you're going to want to listen to this.
Today I'm bringing you Katie Phillips, my seasoned-entrepreneur Aussie-born pal who lives in England with her husband and child. She came into my life a few years ago as I was just trying to figure out my own life, going through a divorce, as a newly single mother. I had an idea to do a summit. I didn't have a business yet, but I wanted to throw something together for women going through divorce because where were our people? I called Katie in to my world and we have been friends ever since.
What I love about Katie
Katie is such a natural empath, healer, and teacher. She loves what she does, and she's always looking for ways to be there for women in such creative ways. She went through some awful times in her life, which, in my opinion, makes a woman so strong and such a great person to teach about recovering from adversity, really...
Gosh, the older I get, the more I realize that we all go through some hard stuff, don't we? I mean, all of us do. I used to think that it was just me and that I had to hide so much of who I was to be accepted by other people.
The couple that I interviewed for this week's episode have gone through so much stuff on their own and then came together in a way that makes sense to me. They figured it out, THEN they met and they really have pulled it all together in their business and their relationship. I know they're still figuring it out, haha, but they're on this path to helping people that is beautiful to me. They run a couple of really cool businesses (links below) and are travelling the country as I type this and running their business from their computers. So cool.
We talk about:
**Warning: this episode has explicit language.
This is one of those really raw, really amazing conversations with two people who have done their best to find themselves, root themselves in who they are becoming and desperately trying to make a break from a life they were taught to live in a certain way that made this little family implode. They've pulled it all together. And don't you just love a story where people, against the odds, can pull it all together and grow stronger for it?
My new friends Katie and Andrew May, hosts of the awesome Allegory & Elm podcast have opened up to talk with me about the affair that rocked their entire world, the loss of a dearly loved one, the 2 businesses that they are running successfully, and raising two kids and a podcast baby and how they keep it all together.
How lucky am I that I got to interview this incredible woman who has a great story and who has really fought tooth and nail for the level of income she's earning today.
A little about Kim:
Kim Trathen is an international business and marketing coach who helps female entrepreneurs learn how to get more clients online! She launched her own business while working in corporate and raising her 3 crazy boys with her amazing husband and their 2 huskies. Kim understands what it's like to work around the clock on a business that isn't making money or feel like with every business "win" there is an equal setback in life. But, she persevered and learned exactly how to grow a successful business. Kim is passionate about teaching other women how to scale their businesses and hit their goals!
What got her here
Have you ever worked in corporate and then decided that you just couldn't take it anymore (holds hand up) so you had to leave? So many of us have been there: working a job in the...
Good morning and welcome back to the This is What it Takes Podcast on this beautiful Monday morning. I’m so happy to be here with you again today.
How many of us have cause and effect belief systems, the “if I do this, then it will mean that” kind of thing? I would have to say all of us. I’ve seen it in my relationships, I’ve seen it in my kids and I’ve seen it in myself. As entrepreneurs, we are taught to really study this behaviour because it is so meaningful in our sales. I see it in myself when I’m shopping: I buy because I want to get something emotionally. So what will this mean to me and how will it improve my life or my business, etc.? So I started to do some research: what are the other really important questions that people are asking in order to buy anything? Knowing these questions will help your outcome as you are selling your product and service, so you can answer them as you go.
Does this person have my best interests in...
Good morning and welcome back to This is What it Takes podcast. I'm thrilled that you're here again this week!
I don't know about you, but earning passive income as a side hustle or full time job while someone else does all the work doesn't seem like a bad idea to me.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing, to be clear, is when you promote the work of an expert in their field, preferably someone you believe in, and make a commission for being a sales person for their company, as a consultant. You earn a commission of between 10-50% for pushing their product and the more people you can get it in front of, the better for you, and them. Some people only do affiliate marketing, so you'll see them bounce between different businesses selling their products and services. It's a real way of life and can make you A LOT of money. It's amazing.
This is the number one thing that Jill and Josh Stanton from Screw the Nine-to-Five wish they would have just done from the...
Welcome back to the What it Takes Podcast and happy Monday. It’s the beginning of the week and I am thrilled to be back here with you on this beautiful day. I’ve always negated the idea of a plan B. I don’t like the idea of a cop out or an easier way lurking behind some corner, pretending to be a life raft, but really is a way of saying “it’s okay if my dream doesn’t work out, I’ll always have this other thing.” Having a back up plan just gives you a reason to say that if it doesn’t work out, it’s because you never really wanted it anyway. And I really should have prefaced that with the fact that our dreams change often, and something you wanted 15 years ago doesn’t have to be something you really want now or you can’t change your dream at the drop of a hat, if that’s what you want to do. But pick something and see it through.
Pick one thing and see it through
One of my favourite people, Jill...
My guest today:
Justin is a former college and professional athlete, two time cancer survivor, winner of the Jimmy V courage award, a coach under Brendon Burchard’s Growth Coaching Program, a current life coach, and entrepreneur.
When I first met Justin, I was facing a crossroads in my business and in my life. I was ready to take my audience from divorce to what's possible after divorce, but I wasn't sure how. And in my personal life, I was ready to move in with my fiancé, four years after leaving a really crappy marriage of 18 years, and I was a little nervous. I mean, I had done the work, I had really dug into my spirituality, felt the pain, writhed in it, actually, and wasn't sure how I was going to come out the other end. When my divorce came through last October, I was moved by how much I just didn't care anymore. It was weird - the thing I had wanted for so long had finally happened and I was just ... over it, I guess. Anyway, Justin came into my life when...
Happy Monday and welcome back to the What it Takes Podcast. I am thrilled to have you join me this morning as we start your week with some thoughts and some joy and some intentions for what you want to accomplish.
This week's episode
This week’s episode is all about the stories we tell ourselves. For example, the story I used to tell myself was that I wasn’t good enough for real love, that because of my old life and the things that I went through with foster care and not having a home for many, many years meant that I was defective some how. It didn’t help that I was surrounding myself with all the wrong people who would really stick it to me that I wasn’t good enough by not treating me properly, but we’ll get into why it’s important to surround yourself with the right people in a second.
The ways our behaviour controls our reality
The stories that I was broken led to all kinds of poor behaviour where I just wasn’t treating...
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