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Episode 79: Crushing Q4 With Better Energy

It wasn’t until I started an online business that I thought about life in quarters.  If you work in business, you probably always think about this, but as nurses, we never did.  Becoming a business owner as a nurse has been a learning curve to say the least. If I can do it, anyone can.  It has helped a ton to think about what I want each year to look like and then break that down into each quarter, month and week.  I talked recently on my IGTV about reverse engineering your goals and you can learn more about that there.  

The fourth quarter is the final hustle in my mind. It’s the final shot to hit the goals you said you would do in January.  I am far off from mine. FAR. So if you are too, let’s just have a moment of silence for how ambitious we were in January and how a little dose of reality is setting in.  However, NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO QUIT. The best thing you can do for this quarter is to get your energy high vibin’ so that you can accomplish as much as possible.

Here are my tips for high vibing Q4 Energy:

  • Get enough sleep by turning off phone and screens (all of them including TV) at 9 pm.  Trust me on this. Get a book out and read in bed starting at 9.

  • Drink more water.  I use a 50 oz water bottle and make sure to fill it up twice. I pour from it into a glass jar and put a drop of lemon essential oil in it. 

  • Move your body every day throughout the day.  Get up and walk around every 30 min for a few minutes and go for walks in the morning and evening.

  • Drink a smoothie.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you are probably not nourishing your body enough. Smoothies are the easiest way for us busy professionals to get enough nutrients.

  • Laugh.  I mean it.  Just laugh. Do something to make you smile and laugh.  You need it.

Get organized about what will earn you more money. DO ONLY THOSE THINGS. Q4 is all about execution. I use the Accountable Time Journal to help me stay on track.

Episode 59: How To Show Up In A Job When You Don't Care with Joanie Elmore

Joanie is a part-time employee with a mission to end the Sunday Night Blues and start a new way of working. She uses what she’s learned from her experience to help employees have happiness, fulfillment, and high-performance in their jobs, with a revolutionary approach to goal achievement. Learn more at: useyourjob.com/about Her books, Use Your Job: A 90-Day Challenge, and As Its People: A 90-Day Challenge, are available in paperback or Kindle at: www.amazon.com/author/joanelmore

Episode 58: Recovering From Failed Goals with Courtney Mott

Have you ever missed a goal and cried over a tub of ice cream and Netflix and then stopped your goals all together?

I have.

We all have.

Failed goals are only stepping stones.

If you aren’t failing at goals I don’t think you are setting high enough goals. Anyone who meets a goal the first time is setting very safe goals.

On today’s episode, Courtney Mott shares about how she didn’t hit a recent goal, what she learned and I give her some advice on how to move forward. If you have been enjoying Courtney’s episodes this year, you will love this one!

The premise of network marketing is that a web of product sales funnels through links in accounts that allow for compensation to an associate for the the lifetime purchasing of a customer. This is different than affiliate marketing where each point of sale is a one time commission for the sales associate and therefore the number of sale contacts in affiliate marketing requires thousands of more contacts than network marketing.

Let’s break this down.

Episode 57: Four Biggest Branding Mistakes with Jena Gribble

Before you actually start going crazy with a consistent look on your social media and brand, listen up. This episode breaks down the 4 mistakes you are making in your brand.

You will learn:

-How to determine the voice of your brand

-How to determine who you are talking to

-How to serve your audience

-Resources and tools to make a better brand

-Making your customers have a better experience with you

-How to delight your customers

Let’s break this down.

Episode 55: How to Grow a Network Marketing Team (or any team for that matter)

n the United States, network marketing is a a 34.5 billion dollar industry and over 18.6 million people participate it in it. It is an 190 Billion dollar industry worldwide and 36.9% of the industry are millennials (1981ish-1996) and 34% are Gen X (born 1960-1980ish) and a tiny slice of 1.4% of Gen Z is participating.

There is huge opportunity for you not matter what your age.

The premise of network marketing is that a web of product sales funnels through links in accounts that allow for compensation to an associate for the the lifetime purchasing of a customer. This is different than affiliate marketing where each point of sale is a one time commission for the sales associate and therefore the number of sale contacts in affiliate marketing requires thousands of more contacts than network marketing.

Let’s break this down.

Episode 53: How to Live on Variable Income

Living on variable income because you are either an entrepreneur or commission based can be tough. Really tough. The drive to get your product out there is fierce and you work way harder than you do for your W-2 job because there is no guarantee you will get paid.

Mike and I have learned the hard way how to do this well and how to do it sucky. This episode teaches you some of our best tips.

Being a person who is 100% commission based or self employed is a mind game. It also is an incredibly free life! 

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to budget

  • How to keep your mindset healthy in the lean months

  • How much savings you need

  • Which areas to cut back on

Episode 52: How to Start A Podcast

If you are giving value to an audience that cares what you are talking about , you have a reason to podcast. But there are some considerations. Let’s talk about those.

First, it’s going to require you to commit to the show. You don’t have to create a weekly episode but you need to create consistent content. Your audience is going to want to hear from you and the more frequently you give them content, the easier it will be to grow. Next, podcasting requires you to learn a few skills. I am going to go over a few of those in this episode.

The podcast provides my business with weekly engagement from potential customers ALL YEAR. My business moved from a domestic to an international business directly from my podcast. My podcast is listened to in over 12 countries, of which my business is capable of expanding into most of them. Have I convinced you yet you need this?

The second consideration for a podcast is - are you willing to be bad long enough to get good at it? You aren’t going to be excellent right away. You will fumble over your words, feel stuck, not feeling like interviewing people, get nervous interviewing people and over all get frustrated with technology along the way.