481: Evolving with Heart with Reilly Kahat
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by Pet Sitter Confessional, LLC
1d ago
What does it take to transform challenges into a thriving business? Reilly Kahat, owner and founder of Pet Fit, shares his transition from a dog walker to the owner of a flourishing pet care service. Following an unforeseen business closure that left him questioning his next steps, Reilly leverages his deep affection for animals to build a community rooted business from the ground up. He explores the importance of adaptive branding, the move towards a membership-based model for consistent service, and the cultivation of a supportive team dynamic. Reflecting on the hurdles faced, including navi ..read more
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480: Repetition to Mastery
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by Pet Sitter Confessional, LLC
4d ago
How do you become a master in something? Inspired by Bruce Lee's philosophy that emphasizes focused practice over quantity, we share how repetitive actions, from the simple task of unlocking a door to the complexities of route planning, not only build familiarity but also pave the way to competency and mastery. We also talk about how deliberate practice, coupled with feedback, fosters a deeper understanding and efficient execution of tasks. We highlight the journey from initial exposure to achieving mastery, emphasizing the importance of patience and continuous improvement. Join us as we discu ..read more
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479: Empowering Pets and People with Mary Reid
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by Pet Sitter Confessional, LLC
1w ago
What does it take to navigate the path from personal adversity to entrepreneurial success? Mary Reid, owner of North Dallas Pet Care, dives into her journey from being a homeschooling mother to spearheading a thriving pet care business. Following a significant health scare that altered her mobility, Mary reveals how she leveraged her passion for pets into a successful enterprise. She reflects on the critical role of work-life balance, the strategic shift from working solo to managing a team, and the integration of technology to enhance her business. Main topics: Laying the ground work Managin ..read more
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478: Fighting Mental Fatigue
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by Pet Sitter Confessional, LLC
1w ago
Where does mental fatigue come from, and how does it impact us? While a large portion of the fatigue is brought on through external influences, a not insignificant amount stems from our own actions. From failing to adhere to policies to taking on too much, we often burden ourselves more than others do. Today, we will break down why pet sitters deal with so much mental fatigue, its sources, and some simple steps to start taking to combat it. Main topics Where it comes from When it gets the worst Ways to lessen Main takeaway: Do what you need to reduce your worry. Find where your brain s ..read more
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477: Turning Over A New Leaf with Kirsten Kruska
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by Pet Sitter Confessional, LLC
2w ago
What does it mean to reinvent yourself? Kirsten Kruska, co-owner of Pet and Plant Pal, explores the journey of career reinvention after a pivotal health challenge forced her out of dog grooming. Kirsten shares how she transformed her expertise in pet care and horticulture into a flourishing business. Emphasizing health & wellness, Kirsten shares how her commitment to physical fitness and overcoming injury shaped her approach to business and life. She also discusses ethical entrepreneurship, highlighting her dedication to ethical practices rooted in Buddhist principles, and how these values ..read more
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476: Harnessing the Heat: Anger's Role in the Pet Sitting Business
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by Pet Sitter Confessional, LLC
2w ago
Why does anger management feel like an uphill battle? In an industry fueled by passion and love for animals, emotions run high, and anger can emerge from the least expected corners. To get it under control, we have to understand its roots and its multifaceted impact on both our personal well-being and business operations. From dealing with unruly pets to navigating the demands of particular clients, we talk about understanding anger as a natural response, recognizing triggers, and developing strategies for constructive management. Ultimately, it's about transforming anger into positive change ..read more
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474: Pitfalls to Productivity
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by Pet Sitter Confessional, LLC
3w ago
Why is it so challenging to implement productivity tips into our lives? Amazon has over 10,000 books on the subject of ‘productivity’, so there certainly isn’t a universal solution for everyone. One of the major stumbling blocks to actually being more productive is a lack of understanding of how we work, and the nature of the work we need to get done. We break down common misconceptions to being more productive, along with several things to take into consideration when assessing a new productivity method, tool, or technique. Main topics Misconceptions of quick fixes Challenges to implement ..read more
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473: Embracing a Changing Business with Amy Garrison
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by Pet Sitter Confessional, LLC
1M ago
How does a passion for pet care transform into a thriving business? Amy Garrison, owner of Oh My Dog Sitters, shares both her evolution as a business owner and her business. She takes us through the challenges she faced when she started, pivotal moments of growth, and how changes in business tactics propelled her company forward. Amy is actively working on shifting to be forward-thinking as she shares the importance of strategic planning. Main topics: Starting and Scaling Challenges Building and Managing a Team Strategic Business Adaptations Planning for Future Growth Main takeaway: It's not ..read more
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472: Tuning Out the Noise of Opinions from Others
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by Pet Sitter Confessional, LLC
1M ago
Who are you allowing to speak into your life and business? As a business owner, there are a lot of people who have opinions about what you do and how you do them. There is a lot of advice out there that clutters up our brain space and processing abilities, which can lead to decision fatigue and an incoherent approach. Instead of following the whims of other people, we have to tune out the noise by quieting our own life to better recognize the irrelevant advice from others. Main topics: Where noise comes from How do I know what the noise is? Discerning what to listen to Main takeaway: B ..read more
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471: Supporting Our Clients Through Anticipatory Grief with Erica Messer
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by Pet Sitter Confessional, LLC
1M ago
What is anticipatory grief and how can we help our client through it? In the complex landscape of pet care, we face the delicate issue of anticipatory grief among pet owners—a pre-loss mourning filled with anxiety and sorrow. Erica Messer, founder of Wolfie's Wish, discusses the critical need for pet care providers to offer support and practical resources to our clients. She advocates for early conversations about end-of-life decisions, emphasizing the importance of self-care for both owners and ourselves. She reminds us that in addressing anticipatory grief, our actions resonate more profound ..read more
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