It’s Time to Pivot

It’s Time to Pivot

We’re all aware of what’s happening around us. We’re faced with two realities right now: a pandemic and a recession. It’s quite the 2-for-1 sale! (It’s not funny, but I have to find reasons to laugh.) 😂 Important: I’ll be using a little bit of colorful language in this so if you are offended with that, do not keep reading. (No f-bombs) Here are my thoughts about how to pivot right now. If I see one more post or email talking about mastering your energy, or making $100k in the next four months, or manifesting from the comfort of your living room, I’m going to either take up day drinking (too late, already done that – sort of kidding) or bitch-slap someone. 😉 I’ve been gathering resources. Paying attention. Observing. And getting my energy more grounded and until now I haven’t had a whole lot of wisdom to share. I first want to acknowledge that our businesses and personal lives will be impacted differently but it impacts all of us. Every human on the planet is being affected right now. You may not be reacting or triggered, but this affects all of us even from the basic level of you acknowledging that there is some shit happening right now. You don’t have to be at the effect of all of this but we’re all aware. My day-to-day life hasn’t changed much other than the shit-show of emotions I experience and the big energy I perceive moment to moment. “Hello, my name is Angella and I’m an empath and may feel what you’re feeling before you do.” Other than that,...
Scheduling Tips to Have Space to Create What Matters

Scheduling Tips to Have Space to Create What Matters

How to create a schedule (even if you’re a creative soul who hates structure) that prioritizes YOU and the money-making actions in your business.

Plus, I share two vital tools to organize your time. I share some details about my Soul Vision Planner as it’s one of my favorite planning tools. I know I’m biased, but for a good reason!

IMPORTANT NOTE: I use to completely resist making a schedule or following any sort of structure. My creative rebellious self refused to do it. BUT, this structure creates freedom and peace. So if you’re resisting all of this, I invite you to try it on. 

Bootstrapping Your Business Part 1: What You DON’T Need

Bootstrapping Your Business Part 1: What You DON’T Need

I bootstrapped my business at the very beginning and you can do it, too. This article is really for people in the beginning stages of business and feeling overwhelmed with all of the things they “should” do.

Would it be awesome to have someone hand you $20k to get all of the stuff I’m talking about in this article? Sure. Is it necessary? Nope. I think bootstrapping things also builds a great discernment muscle between what an investment in your business vs what’s an expense.

There are a lot of things you think you *might* need but you really don’t. You can get clients without these things that I mention.

All you need to get your first client is the willingness to talk with people and invite them to buy what you have.
Sounds easy, right? But we complicate this SO much.

All of the things I list below, with the exception of #7, are great things to have. BUT if you are in the beginning stages of bootstrapping your business, consider that you don’t need these things.

How to Create Content That Captivates the Right People

How to Create Content That Captivates the Right People

My guess is you know a lot about a lot of stuff. So why is it so hard to create awesome content that captivates our audience?

The newsletters. The videos. The blogs. The social media posts. And there’s friggin’ Twitter. How do we keep up with all of it?

Why is content important?

It’s the stuff we share in our marketing.

What a VA (Virtual Assistant) Can Do For You

You know you need help, but what do you give someone to do for you? I tell my clients to hire a VA for even just five hours a month. This does two things: It gets you out of “I-have-to-do-it-all mode” and gets you in the habit of having support It gets you in your zone of genius and into the tasks that actually make you money You can Google lists of stuff your VA can do for you. Things like this: https://www.chrisducker.com/25tasks/ are really great lists. Here’s a list of what I have my team members do: Assistant #1: Scheduling and managing all appointments in Acuity, which is the scheduling system I currently use Website updates Email System: Sends newsletters (I write the content and a lot of the times I send the newsletters but I’d like to remove the sending of emails off of my plate completely. Sets up reminder emails for live calls Sets up email sequences Tags people accordingly sets up forms Shopping cart sets up products connects the purchase to the membership system if applicable sets up coupon codes processes payments Handles all customer service emails, including questions people have about their login info, access to programs, etc. Figures out technology glitches and escalates issues to my web person if she can’t solve it Assistant #2: Event and retreat concierge and research Communicates with the venue and vendors for all event details Researches event details then provides the details to me so I can confirm decisions Content Repurposing: Manages videos and audios on all channels Posts one meme per week to my FB group and page...

When You Suck at Implementation: Identify the Five Core Areas of Business

What is truly required to grow a business without over-spending your time or money? What support do you actually need? In the coaching world, there are lots of folks (I used to be one of them) who say, “You need a coach.” My point of view now is that statement can be a great system for coaches to convince people to work with them. I now don’t believe that everyone needs a coach. I’ve certainly hired people when I thought I “needed” a coach and what I really needed was clarity on what I was creating and IMPLEMENTATION support. Time and time again, I have seen clients and a LOT of entrepreneurs struggling with taking action and getting results from the plan and strategies they hire. I’ve seen my own clients struggle with this. If you’re not getting results, consider this: Hiring another coach may not actually help you get results. You may not have a mindset issue. You may not even have a money issue. So what will create results? And where is the real problem? In a lot of cases it comes down to two things: Lack of clarity. Clarity in what? I’ll get to that in a second. Implementation. Most entrepreneurs I know of pretty much suck at implementing. They are great at the visionary stuff but when it comes down to actually getting the details DONE, no bueno. So what do you do if the implementation is not your zone of genius? Maybe technology isn’t your thing. Maybe setting up your website isn’t fun for you, in fact, maybe it’s a train wreck. I was...