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This week’s brand new episode and challenge gives you full permission to binge watch your favorite show on Netflix as you note a few things happening in the show that will help you expand your influence and grow your business.

In this new video I’m joined by my friend and Conversational Influence Trainer Sharí Alexander. Sharí’s a former public speaking coach who now helps entrepreneurs and executives create a (friendly) stir in every room they’re in, and in every client (and potential client) conversation they have.

She’s learned how to influence people from CIA agents to some of the most powerful business leaders in the world, and what I love about her approach is that it’s focused on everyday-influence and comes from a place of service. Today, she’s sharing her secrets with us.

We dive into:

  • Who you should focus on when you walk into a meeting
  • How to change your teaching approach based on who you’re working with
  • What she learned working with ex CIA agents and con artists (hint: it’s not what you think)
  • How her V.I.B.E.S. technique can make you more influential in your industry

Check it out here:

Becoming an Influencer Starts Here: Interview with Sharí Alexander - YouTube

Oh, and as for your challenge this week: try Sharí’s V.I.B.E.S technique in your own life! Watching Netflix, in your next conversation, etc. Play with it! Let me know how it works for you in the comments below.

If you’re ready to expand your influence, step up your business game, and start building major momentum, I’m now taking applications for my 6-month Immersion Coaching Experience and Mastermind beginning in June. Get all the details and apply here before May 16th. I’ve taken the feedback from our last few rounds of Immersion to create an epic experience at that now includes 1-on-1 support from my team and I. It’s the place to be if you’re ready for your next level.
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Did you know millionaires read more books? And before you think that’s because having wealth created more time for them, they read more before they had wealth.

I try to read as much as I can but I also have a lot of books on my bookshelf that I haven’t touched. Can you relate?

I remember I scoffed the first time I read about Warren Buffet spending 80% of his time reading. But books are a direct line to someone’s years of hard-won expertise and research so don’t you think it’s worth the time to soak up that learning and apply it your business and life?

The truth is, you can learn to read a lot faster than you do now AND retain the information.

You just need to find the right coach. And that’s where my guest + brain coach Jim Kwik comes in. Jim has coached me and I learned so many things from him that I wanted you to have access to as well!

Jim once read one book a DAY for four and a half YEARS. He’s going to help you read at least twice as fast as you do now so you can start soaking up all that wisdom sitting on your bookshelves and nightstand! Ready?

Click here to watch the episode.

Reading Strategies and Habits with Jim Kwik: Learn to Speed Read and Retain More Information - YouTube

I’ll be taking on the challenge Jim gives us in the episode this week, and I hope you’ll join too. Share your progress with me in a comment or on Instagram.

Xo

Natalie

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Do you ever think about going out of business? What about losing everything, and becoming obsolete and irrelevant?

We’re taught to avoid getting stuck in worst case scenarios as it can be destructive to our progress and usher us into cycles of fear and procrastination that keep us from making those big moves that are crucial to building our dreams. What if asking yourself how you could go out of business was a key to unlocking new ideas and improvements to make though?

That’s exactly what my friend and business partner Alexi Panos and I talk about in this week’s video!

In the video, Alexi shares her weekly ritual for staying ahead of the curve in her business and make sure she’s serving her community in the ways she wants to. Watch it here.

This is not something I recommend doing daily, or through a lens of fear and anxiety, but imagining the ways in which you could be put out of business is one of the most empowering things you can do as an entrepreneur from time to time.

Here are some questions for you as you dive into the process:

What weaknesses do your competitors find when they look at your business?

What are you not offering your audience that you could be?

In what areas is your business are you holding back, afraid to grow or try something new that’s clearly your next step?

Lean into your weaknesses and you may find your greatest strengths.

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I was talking to Marie Forleo about some of the unexpected lessons she has learned while taking her business from a side hustle she ran while working at a bar and as a choreographer, to the ever-blossoming empire it is today. Her biggest lessons have been some of mine too. Listen in:

Unexpected Lessons From Marie Forleo - YouTube

Simplicity versus complexity. This is one I’m still learning! I have been the Queen of Complicated and taking on too much in the past instead of keeping it super simple. For example, offering a free 8 week course as a lead generating offer… *Face palm* Yes, I really did that and provided customer support on it too! My launches were complex, with a lot of options for people. My products and services included aaaall the things I know people need. Now I know it’s okay to guide people through one simple step at a time.

Like Marie shares in our conversation, every time her and her team have chosen the simpler option and minimized, it’s worked. Everything has worked out for the best and it’s been worthwhile in the long run.

2019 is a year of simplicity for me actually, and asking myself, “Is there a way this could be shared/offered/implemented in a more simple way?” I invite you to take that question into your own business.

I love talking to successful people like Marie about their biggest lessons, and many of those lessons are hard-won by making some pretty big mistakes. What I’ve learned from the lessons and mistakes of others help me stay on top of my game and create huge opportunities.

That’s why I was thrilled to hear that Marie is hosting a FREE live masterclass on February 21st and 23rd on this exact topic.

Save a seat for The 5 Mistakes Even Smart Entrepreneurs Make And How To Avoid Them here.


Marie will be diving into:

  • How to 45X your marketing efforts with one tool that may surprise you
  • The ways your website is stopping potential customers from buying your products and services
  • What you should focus on instead of more traffic to your website
  • And more. It’s Marie so expect surprises and learning in a way that’s fun, with takeaways that are simple to take action on!

Marie has been in business for 20 years, has interviewed the most influential leaders in business, and she has worked with over 40,000 entrepreneurs through B-School so if there’s anyone who has a front row seat to the big mistakes you should avoid, it’s her.

And if you’re liking Marie’s teaching style and learning a lot from her free training, she just opened the doors to B-School, the online marketing and business program for modern entrepreneurs that is now in its 10th year!

I’m a B-School grad and I coach a small group of entrepreneurs through the program each year. If you want to work with me to create your dream 2019, my B-School Mastermind and live event experience is the way to do it. Click here for all the details about my best bonus ever for B-School

If you have any questions at all, email me directly at natalie@shetakesontheworld.com and I’ll personally respond.

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Do you ever find yourself torn between your many different passions? This is very common among entrepreneurs, and I’m here to deliver some good news.

You don’t have to choose just one of your passions to be successful as an entrepreneur. I know, feel free to exhale.

Multi-passionate entrepreneur.

Does that feel totally aligned with who you feel you are at your very core? Me too. This is a term coined by my fellow entrepreneur queen Marie Forleo back in the day, who is a multi-passionate entrepreneur that built an empire by following her heart and her creative passions.

She started out in business by pursuing her many passions all at once. She was a choreographer and Nike athlete, had five digital programs, coached clients, bartended, and much more.

I’m curious… how many different things are you pursuing right now? Leave me a comment and let me know below!

Tune into the video below, where Marie and I talk about how to find your focus and flow so you can grow your business as a multi-passionate entrepreneur.

Finding Focus as a Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur With Marie Forleo - YouTube

Marie dives into…

  1. The ultimate question to ask yourself when deciding whether to pursue one interest or embrace your varied talents and interests!
  2. Why and how she worked 7 days a week at the beginning stages of her business
  3. How she knew when to transition to focus on one specific thing

If you get anything out of this, I hope that you, multi-passionate entrepreneur, knows that every idea you have, gift that’s within you to share, and calling on your heart is beautiful! I love that we live in a time when we can weave all that magic into the businesses we build.

Marie Forleo will be offering a free training series starting this week on turning your passions into a thriving business. I’ll let you know when it’s ready for all of us to dive in.

And later this month, Marie opens her life-changing B-School program for modern entrepreneurs. I am honored to mentor a small group through the program each year, and this year my B-School mastermind group will get an in-person day with me too.

Get on the notification list here to learn more about B-School and us working through it together over the next few months to turn those multiple passions and ideas into impact and income.

xo Natalie

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Welcome to your last Monday Motivation mission for 2018! This Entrepreneur series has been a fun ride, and we’ll be doing much more of it in 2019! If you want to catch up on all of the episodes over the holidays, tune in here.

As entrepreneurs, we’re on our computers A LOT. And for many of us, that means we’re sitting a lot. Preeetty much all the time.

The thing is, all of this hard work and magic-creatin’ can put a lot of stress on our bodies. Our spines take the hit the most, and how many of us are constantly worried about our posture and its (I know, sorry) *aging* effects.

There are a million different sources out there saying different things about what is best for better posture and a healthier back. Some have invented strappy devices that you wear underneath your clothes. Others say it’s all about a strong core.

It can feel overwhelming and impossible to know who to listen to — but this week we’re going to explore the advice of an expert in the field. Someone who I think knows exactly what he’s talking about. 

Aaron Alexander is a certified body and movement coach, with over 13 years of experience helping people from all walks of life — from olympic athletes to Hollywood’s biggest stars — improve their body through movement.

He’s the founder of aligntherapy.com, and has traveled all over the world speaking, sharing his tid bits and helping people build better movement habits from the ground up.

And THIS WEEK, he has challenged us to sit better. Well, actually our challenge is to not sit in a chair at all.

Improve Your Posture and Feel Amazing with Aaron Alexander - YouTube

YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT:

NO sitting in a chair. ONLY sitting on the ground or standing. All week long.

While you’re sitting on the ground, too, you should be propped up so that your spine and whole body is in proper alignment.

To hear more — tune into the whole She Takes on the World TV Episode here, where you can hear more about Aaron’s daily movement habits, and recommendations for finding the movements that will lead to REAL progress.

Also be sure to follow me on Instagram and tune into my stories all week long to hear how I’m doing! Have some thoughts about this mission and want to share how you’re doing? Send me a DM.

Can’t wait to hear from all of you!

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Welcome back to the second installment of our IGTV Morning Ritual series!

If you don’t already know: I’m completely obsessed with learning the morning rituals of some of the most brilliant entrepreneurs and creators on the planet — which is why I’m so excited to introduce you to my friend Mariana Grace.

Mariana is a hypnotherapist and founder of Architect Your Mind Blueprint who does incredible work helping entrepreneurs rewire their subconscious minds through coaching, hypnosis, and shamanic yoga.

She’s fantastic at what she does, and I’ve watched her completely transform so many lives — sometimes in just 90 minutes.

… Which is why I was dying to learn more about how she starts her day.

Head straight to my Instagram watch the video right now (it sounds SO peaceful).

Once you finish watching, let me know what you think by messaging me on IG, or in the comments below!

Do you love to spend your mornings in a slow, steady way? Or are you a bit more fast paced?

I’d love to hear about it — so drop your thoughts below, or I’ll see you over on Instagram!

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It’s such an exciting day for #MondayMotivation here in She Takes on the World Land, because joining me today is the one, the only Alexi Panos!

Alexi is one of my dear friends, and if you haven’t met her yet, she’s a modern day philosopher, writer, artist, humanitarian and all around badass nerd.

To date, she’s created thousands of hours of videos transforming big ideas around spirituality, personal development, and business into bite sized nuggets anyone can digest.

We met up for a walk in the sunshine to talk how she gets and stays inspired, guilty pleasures, how to move through your breakdowns that come up along the way.

Click to watch the video, where we riff on:

  • The surprising morning routine that gets her fired up and inspired to create content every single day
  • A “bad habit” she refuses to break
  • How she gets past moments when she’s not feeling quite productive or focused enough
  • Why her first attempts at video became “all about her” — and how she bounced back to a place of service.
  • How she ends every day. I loved this one.

Rituals for Reflection and Creativity with Alexi Panos - YouTube

And now, it’s time for your challenge to take on this week.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it is:

Spend a few minutes every morning this week out in nature to get inspired.

Spend preferably half an hour or more, out in the sunshine, by the water, or by the trees depending where you live. Just get out from behind your desk, turn your music on, and take a stroll.

Don’t forget to have the Notes app ready on your phone, or bring a journal so you can write down any ideas you have (because you will have them.)

And remember: I’ll be playing right along with you.

Keep me updated here in the comments, or on Facebook or Instagram, and let’s swap notes!

Good luck — and have fun soaking up all that inspiration!

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“I think I had a dream last night?”

“Oh my gosh you were in my dream last night — it was so weird!”

“I kept having the weirdest dreams last night, I don’t know why…”

We all sleep, we all dream. It’s your brain continuing to problem-solve and reflect on the day, wayyy after you’ve crashed.

As entrepreneurs, our sleep is crucial.

Why? Because although we’re not technically working after we drift off — our brain still is.

As many of you know, my sleep is super important to me. If you haven’t already — go check out my Instagram highlight to see how I go through a routine each night that helps me get the best sleep possible.

But some of you might not know why dreams and their power are particularly important to me and to She Takes on the World. Let me tell you a story…

10 years ago I was fast asleep — a younger, red-haired, ambitious Natalie, recharging my body after a full day of crushing it.

Sleep mask on, essential oils sprayed, silk pillow fluffed and cuddled — I drifted away on a sea of slumber. When suddenly, I had a vision!

It came out of nowhere — but I’ll never forget it. The name: She Takes on the World. The company: a media company for coaching and creating with female entrepreneurs ready to make their visions a reality. The future: wide open.

I woke up, jotted the whole thing down, and here we are…

… Which brings me to this week’s #Monday Motivation episode of She Takes on the World.

This time around, Jim Kwik is back for another installment of the Kwik Habits series. This time, we’re talking all about morning routines — one of my absolute FAVORITE topics of discussion.

I love my morning routine: filled with green juice, essential oils and buckets of gratitude. If you haven’t seen my breakdown of how I spend the first couple minutes of my day — I also have an Instagram highlight for that if you want to check it out.

But one essential component that I’m missing is reflection on my dreams and making them as much a part of my day as they are a part of my brain’s night.

The Morning Dream Routine with Jim Kwik - YouTube

Tune into this  week’s #MondayMotivation episode, where we cover:

  • Jim’s morning routine that helps his brain, and him, have a great day
  • How to prep yourself and your bedroom for the most restful sleep possible
  • Why your phone should NEVER be the first thing you touch when you wake up
  • Jim’s D.R.E.A.M.S. technique for remembering, recording and sharing your dreams

Ready for your challenge for this week?

YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT:

Use Jim’s D.R.E.A.M.S. technique EACH DAY to record and share your dreams with others. Try to take at least a minute or two, right when you wake up to write them down and see what comes up when you do!

D(decide): Decide to remember your dreams. If you set your intention, you’re more likely to do it!

R(ecord): Record those dreams! This is where the magic happens. Keep a pen and paper right by your bed, try not to use your phone, and write it all down!

E(yes): Try to train those eyes to stay closed as soon as you wake up! This will keep the outside world from distracting you and you’re more likely to remember those delicious dreams you just had.

A(ffirmations): Us entrepreneurs loooove our affirmations! Give your dreams some love! Tell yourself “I will have good dreams tonight! I’m gonna remember my dreams tonight!”

M(anage): Manage that sleep — this is a big one. If you don’t sleep well, you might not dream well or want to record your dreams. Blackout the room, turn OFF the phone, spray some calming scents, do what you gotta do to set yourself and your surroundings up for success!

S(hare): Last but not least, share! Get out there and share those amazing dreams because the more you do that, the more they have value, and the more likely you are to keep developing this amaaazing habit.

Let’s take this next week to get in touch with our inner world and our dreams. Who knows — your next big company, idea or breakthrough might come out of it!

Keep me updated on all of it — I wanna hear everything so reach out on Facebook, Instagram or right here in the comments.

Good luck and sweet dreams!

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