Natalie Eckdahl, MBA, is a business coach, professional facilitator, keynote speaker and host of the Biz Chix Podcast. She works with female entrepreneurs desiring to grow a profitable business whether they are just starting out or have a million dollar company.
What if you could simplify your life and business and DO LESS while having MORE energy, time and money? Join me as I share how you can leverage the 80/20 rule in all aspects of your business and even your personal life.
Have you been thinking of launching something new? Whether it is adding a new service, a new product, a membership site, a retreat, a Facebook group, a podcast, a book or even a new business - this episode will help you think things through.
We also dive into some of the reasons why an existing product or service offering might not be getting the level of traction you expected.
One of my superpowers is getting into the head of other people and really understanding their lives and their pain points. This is what you need to do when you are creating something new.
Many of our clients and community members are ready to launch something new. And whether you are a seasoned business owner or dipping your toes into entrepreneurship, it is important to make sure take time to ask yourself a few important questions.
One of which is - Are You Solving a Big Enough Problem?
Fed up with overwhelm? Ready to say goodbye to starting and ending your day feeling like you’ve just run a mental marathon…twice? When you’ve got too much on your plate, it’s easy to slip into overwhelm.
As CEO’s, we need a fresh mind to be able to think strategically and envision what we want from our business and personal life. But, that’s almost impossible when you’re operating in a constant state of overwhelm. No matter what level you’re at with your business, anyone can experience overwhelm. Although it’s normal to feel like this from time to time, if it becomes part of your everyday life, you need to make a permanent change.
If you’re done with overwhelm and ready to close the book on this chapter of your life for good, tune into this episode of the podcast, where I reveal some actionable tips to get you out of overwhelm.
In this episode, I discuss:
How to manage your energy by looking at what you can let go of
Why you need to be okay with asking others for help
Have you ever heard a story so moving and inspirational that it inspires you to be the best possible version of yourself? If not, you’re about to. Although I originally planned to do a deep dive into community building with my guest, it quickly became so much more than that.
Rosetta Thurman shares her incredible story from humble beginnings to building a successful business that helps thousands of women. Rosetta was raised by a single teen mom and a very involved grandmother. Back then, books opened up a world of possibilities for her that she has manifested in her real life through vision casting, goal setting and a lot of hard work.
Rosetta is an author, speaker, consultant and the Founder and CEO of Happy Black Woman, a global company and community that empowers black women who desire to make a big impact and create their dream lives and businesses. She’s also the host of the Happy Black Woman Podcast and has spoken at over 100 business events around the country.
Tune in to hear Rosetta candidly share her story from living in poverty to building the life she dreamed of when she was a child. I don’t know everything but what I do know for sure is that by the time you finish listening to this podcast episode, you will be inspired. Guaranteed.
Rosetta’s inspirational story from living in poverty to building a successful business
Building your tribe: How to grow and connect a community within your business
How to retain your audience and the importance of investing in yourself
Have you ever read a book that made such an impact on your life that you can’t help but recommend it to everyone you meet? I know the feeling. Sometimes, we’re lucky enough to come across a book that’s so good and so powerful that we love getting lost in its pages (over and over again).
I don’t know about you, but I love reading when I’m on vacation. It’s great to have a book tucked away in your hand luggage that you can just grab and get stuck into while you’re on the plane.
There are so many books that I love, but there are a select few that I always recommend to my clients, friends and family. In this podcast episode, I share seven books that have had a huge impact on my life in the last few years.
So, if you’re looking for a great book to bring with you on your next vacation, tune in!
For a full list of the books mentioned in the episode click here.
Is your business thriving, but at a cost to your personal life? Working on building a six-figure business doesn’t come without making sacrifices. Continuing to pivot takes ambition, determination, and dedication. But what happens when your waitlist keeps growing and you’ve got no means to meet the demand?
Melisa Galasso is the founder of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC, where she provides in-person and virtual custom training courses for CPA’s (Certified Professional Accountants). Melisa is one of our Mastermind clients and when we first met, she had already grown her business to multi six-figures in revenue. As the only person in her business, Melisa had single-handedly pivoted a highly profitable business with very little overhead.
Although her professional life was glowing, she was falling behind on home projects. The weight of her responsibilities at work began weighing heavy on her shoulders. She spent a lot of her time doing administration for her business and it wasn’t long before she maxed out the number of days she could work in a year. She needed help, which is why she came to us to help her figure out what was next for her business.
In this episode, Melisa opens up about some of the challenges she faced when buying back time at home and at work. She knew she needed to make changes in her business and reveals how she found her unique specialty and grew her multi six-figure business.
More time can’t be bought. But it can be bought back. Let’s find out how!
How Melisa grew her lucrative business by finding and focusing on her unique specialty
How to pivot your business when your schedule is fully booked
Strategies and creative ways to buy back your time
What is thought leadership? Are you a thought leader?
To me, thought leadership is about sharing your ideas, ideologies, methodologies, frameworks…etc with others. This could be via a book, a podcast, a blog, video content, speaking, TEDx talks, teaching. It’s all about finding your audience and sharing your knowledge and expertise.
In this episode, you’ll hear the inspirational story that cardiologist Carmen Landrau shares. She’s a board-certified physician who specializes in cardiology. But, after having taken brave steps towards making a big change in her career, she is now a professional keynote speaker. Carmen uses her experiences in navigating a male dominated and hierarchical career to empower other women to recognize their talents, regain confidence, and take the next steps in their career and life.
Carmen shares how she handled imposter syndrome and really had to work on her mindset whilst establishing herself as a speaker. It was not easy, but it was not impossible.
How gaining visibility takes time and patience, and why connections are so important
Developing a speaking career – what’s involved, knowing your avatar, being prepared, working with a coach, and the biggest challenges to overcome
Why it’s so important to know your avatar and key stakeholders - how do they want to receive your message and what resonates with them?
Are you ready to stop letting your limiting beliefs get in your way and replace them with new, positive thoughts? Limiting beliefs are pesky little thoughts that you impose on yourself about the things you think you can and can’t do. It’s time to silence your inner mean girl, put your limiting beliefs to rest and start believing in yourself.
On this episode, I open chapter nine of my book, “RESET Your Mindset,” and share how you can move past limiting beliefs and start taking action. If you’re familiar with my book, you’ll know all about my concept of ‘lizard brains.’ If this is your first time hearing about it, a lizard brain is essentially the inner fear we all have that convinces us to run and hide at the first sign of danger.
The funny thing about our brain is that it doesn’t differentiate fears. So, whether you’re afraid to send an email or your life is in danger, your brain responds to that fear by protecting you from it. One way it does this is by coming up with limiting beliefs that stop you from going after the ‘scary thing.’ If you don’t try, you can’t fail. Right?
It’s time to silence your limiting beliefs and start focusing on what makes you limitless. So, if you’re ready to conquer your mindset issues and learn how to create a powerful belief system, I invite you to join me inside the pages of ‘RESET Your Mindset.’
In this episode, I discuss:
What limiting beliefs are and why they’re a problem
How to identify sources of limiting beliefs and mindset issues
How to erase your limiting beliefs and replace them with positive thoughts
Surrendering control is something that many of us struggle with. But, if we want to take the next step in scaling our businesses, learning how to let go of control and embrace the freedom that comes from it will often pave our path to growth and prosperity.
Join me as I coach Alex Gourlay and help her to let go of some of her responsibilities in her business, delegate to other team members and put the growth of her business into motion. It wasn’t that long ago when Alex launched her Australian based interior design firm and since hanging the ‘open’ sign on her door, her business has grown lightning fast.
When a business takes off quickly, it can feel like you’re either on top of the world or the weight of the world is on your shoulders. You want to continue to grow your business, but you’re stuck doing all of the things in your business. You’re doing the tech, admin, sales, and everything in-between. Being this high-functioning is great and definitely will help you achieve that six-figure business and beyond, but can you really scale your business when you’re wearing so many hats?
Tune in to hear how I help Alex let go of control in her rapidly growing interior design firm and how this will help her scale her business.
In this episode, we discuss:
Why you should take more initiative in your business decisions
How outsourcing can help you create passive income
How to come up with a flat fee per service and build an effective payment structure