Good Note: When push came to shove, starting is the best part. Finding a way to earn money that is not exchanging her time hour by hour, to have that extra time to do what you want to do.
Bad Note: Working herself into the ground for her first launch led to burn out. Realizing there is a masculine & feminine approach to running your business.
Learning from the Best: You got to have a coach! Through therapy and coaching she had found it to be extremely beneficial with them going hand in hand.
Jam Room: Being a therapist and a coach, setting up a peaceful environment with proper furniture makes the difference.
How do you keep the Hat full: Realizing what is needed to break even.
Good Note: Due to the Pandemic Melissa pivoted into something she was even more passionate about. To fix the short lived fitness programs with 365 Lean.
Bad Note: Loosing your business within 24hrs and needing to change direction.
Personal Bad Note: From obese to fitness model was not the end of the road when it came to lifestyle choices.
Practice Makes Perfect: Way easier than people think! Be Cautious, start the question & slow your role.
The Jam room: Create some polorization to deal with the stress of working at home and staying sane. Lead by example to stop negative influences.
Learn From the Best:
Guest Solo: People know what to do, but can’t manage to make it stick. With 365 Lean I try to bridge the gap between knowledge and application with tangible ways to change your mindset.
I take a multifaceted approach to health coaching that includes personal training, behaviour change, habit cultivation & mindset that empowers individuals to take control of their health for long term results.
I offer a clear message that is ‘all or nothing’ doesn’t work for long term results. So let’s ditch the sexy short-sighted solutions such as detoxes, restriction, diet fads & killing yourself with exercise. Instead, I’ve developed 365 Lean which serves to progressively change one’s mindset, behaviours & integrate small habits into your life. I make it easier to start which yields lasting results.
Bad Note: Pinpointing your weaknesses. You don’t need to do everything yourself.
Tell us about your Band: Think through everything that is on my list of responsibilities to grow your business which may include personal things that may be weighing on us. From having a manager to hiring someone to clean your house.
Instrument of Choice: Check list and to-do list. I created my company around that idea. A process of thinking through and working through your responsibilities. Constantly evaluating that and going with what’s urgent and important. Even when I’m interrupted I know what to come back to.
Jam Room: Close your door! Having a mindset of when you get off track how easy is it to get back to work. Having kids they want what they want when they want it so taking that break when needed and having your todo list to fall back on will make the difference on getting things done.
Guest Solo: It’s a good time to be a virtual assistant now that people are more comfortable with it. For my love of helping people outsource from my business I started my own podcast with the sole purpose of helping business owners with their business.
Rachel Luther is an entrepreneur who was a virtual assistant before people knew what virtual assistants were. After growing her VA business from a one-woman show to a team of talented professionals who provide all areas of back office virtual support over the last 10+ years, she is divulging her secrets to success, covering work/life balance, strategies for outsourcing, remote work and everything in between. People often ask her, ‘Can you be an entrepreneur and still have it all?’ The answer is a resounding ‘yes’. Rachel finds time to home school her 4 children, run a 6 figure business, host a podcast, and perform in theatre and film…. all through the power of outsourcing. If you want to make a larger impact in your business while working fewer hours, find out how with Checking Off Your List with Rachel Luther.
Good Note : While helping clients improve their image, you get to see them light up.
Bad Note : Trying to do too many things at once and be everything to everyone.
Jam Room : Set up as the brand that I want to be
Gathering Fans : Present yourself in a way that your target market will be comfortable with, but also see that you have just a little bit more than they do so that they are inspired to follow you.
Learning From the best : Takes something that I would have fumbled through for 20 years and taken it to 1 year.
Appearance matters. Especially in the world of business.
We all know this intuitively; it’s why applicants dress formally to job interviews, and why CEOs don’t come to work in sweats.
But what’s equally important to understand is that dressing for success isn’t always aone size fits all strategy. If your brand is fun and casual, for instance, the professional dark pant suit likely is not going to communicate that to potential clients or partners. It is a rare leader indeed that not only recognizes the importance of their own image to their professional success, but also understands how their clothes can themselves serve as branding for their business.
This is where Matilda Morgan and her company Impact Driven Style comes in.