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How to be Mentally Tough with Todd Herman, 90 Day Year

Your business moves at the speed of relationships. Todd Herman

Having two kids and two businesses, I could get caught up in A LOT of time wasting activities…and truth is I used to. I was busy all of the time and didn’t know what activities actually caused me to make money. This free video series that Todd puts out twice a year has absolutely changed the way I work. As a work at home mom, I have to be focused and smart about how I spend my time….and this series is the first step.

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disclosure: I really want you to watch these free videos because I know they are SUPER SUPER valuable….by themselves! They only come out 2x a year and he adds new content every time. So PLEASE watch them! If you did decide to join the 90 day year which is beyond not required to watch these I would get a % commission. I love + support the program because it was a life + game changer for me….so watch the darn free videos! :

I had the chance to interview my biz coach + mentor Todd Herman and there are so many gems + A-HA moments that you’re about to have.

In this episode:

  • You’ll hear how Todd started out almost losing money in his sports coaching business
  • How he started locally with free workshops and grew his business
  • Why you should have a WOW mindset, not a OW mindset + how you can flip your mind to be naturally success minded
  • Todd has the complete inability to quit when he should…and why that’s paid off.
  • Why women are really good at task based thinking, but not so good at achievement.
  • The deathtrap of entrepreneurs
  • How to validate your idea
  • How doing 68 speeches in Alberta, Canada launched Todd’s business

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Best quote:

The thing about start up is a lot of the business you’re not good at yet. That’s natural. Don’t feel insecure about that. If you keep moving through it other people will stop. Just keep moving forward.

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Check out the post I wrote in June about my progress because of the 90 day year! 

 

Stay True to Your Personality with Your Brand with Leanna Smith

Leanna is the owner and Executive Creative Director of Weller Smith Design LLC, a boutique design studio that specializes in creating thoughtful design solution for print, branding and web that reflect the client’s vision and mission.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How Leanna stopped freelancing and starting her own business
  • What’s important in creating your own design
  • How to figure out your brand colors and fonts
  • How you can find design inspiration
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Tell the listeners about you and your company.

Weller Smith Design was actually only started about 2 and a half years ago however I’ve actually been freelancing for over 15 years. It just took me quite a long time to actually turn it into a business. I was freelancing for so long and I just kind of let all the projects come to me. I did really well. I did a lot of cook books and things like that. The projects just kept on flowing and it was very comfortable and I really enjoyed all my clients but then a few years ago I really thought about it.

I thought why am I waiting for business to come my way when I can actually go out and create it the way that I want to and draw in the clients that I really want to work with. There was a big shift in there about 2 and a half (almost 3 years ago) that’s when things started to change. My sister, she started working with me and we really started to implement different processes and things like that and just keeps growing. It’s been a fun ride and like I said I love what I do, I like the way that it’s evolving.  It’s been good. It’s been very fulfilling.

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What do you think are the most important things when it comes to creating your own design?

I always suggest for people to figure out their own brand is to really start their own little Pinterest board, it doesn’t have to be a public board. It could be a private board just the things that they like and really start to see where things match up. They might tend to find the same typefaces that they like. The best thing to do is just start off there and say, “I tend to like zero typeface maybe I’ll start with that and keep it simple.”

But then there’s also tons and tons of cool tools out there now that make it a lot easier for the novice to really get their feet wet especially with Canva and even the little apps that they have now like Wordswag and they come with some nice typed choices. They have some templates there already that make it easier to get started in terms of layout and things like that. It’s really finding your personal style and keeping it simple and not trying to do too much at once. Keep your message clear. That’s the first thing that they need to see when somebody comes to your site or look at your graphics. It really is your message and then the imagery and the colors and typography is just the supporting factor.

Where do you suggest people find design inspiration?

The obvious is Pinterest. There’s tons of great stuff on there.

Instagram has been a very big inspiration for me because people are taking a great picture they might not even have a type on it but it might be the color, the texture that they have on their photos. When it comes to other website there’s one called designspiration.net and that one always has a lot of great designs.

Are there any colors that are more eye catching or that you’ve seen get the most results?leanna

I think it really depends on the topic. I think it depends on the person. I don’t think every color is going to go with every blog or every person that putting things out there. I think simple is the key and I also think just staying true to your own personality.

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Every Single Day Take Action in Your Business with Rachel Luna

I met Rachel Luna at the 90 Day Year in April. The 90 Day year totally changed my business and being able to meet her and interview her was an amazing experience!

Rachel Luna is a best-selling author of the book Successful People are Full of C.R.A.P (Courage, Resilience, Authenticity and Perseverance). She’s a speaker and chief confidence creator at rachelluna.biz. She helps individuals get clear, confident and take consistent actions so they can do the big things they are born to do.

From this episode you will learn:

    • How and Why you need to be more confident in what you’re doing
    • 6 areas you need to be more confident in
    • How to follow through your actions with confidence

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Tell us a little bit about you, Rachel Luna and what you do.

I am the best selling-author of the book Successful People are Full of C.R.A.P. I’m a former marine and I’m the creator of the Confident Entrepreneur Academy. Now, I’m a certified professional life coach and I’m really proud of that because these days everybody’s calling themselves a coach but I like to make sure people know I actually went to school for this. I trained for many, many months. I’ve done 10,000 hours of coaching to date and my real secret sauce is in helping entrepreneurs find more confidence and clarity, which is important, so that they can make more money and an even bigger impact. My core belief is that the fastest way to build your business is to build your confidence.

When you work with people and you really want to build their confidence, what is the first thing you do when you work on that?

The first thing that we do is we have to make some decisions together. As a coach, it’s not my job to be giving advice that’s a consultant; it’s my job to really ask you powerful questions. The first thing I want to do is we’re going to figure out exactly what you want because sometimes we say we want something but upon further research and a little more digging around that’s not what we want at all. It’s what we think we should want, it’s what other people told us we should want. It’s not exactly what we want.

The first thing is making really powerful key decisions and what you want for your life, your business, your family, your relationships and it’s really holistic. It’s like looking at every aspect of making those decisions.

In order for you to really stick to your decisions and feel really, really good about it they have to be value based and value driven and that’s why it’s really important to take a look at everything that’s going on even to challenge your own beliefs.

The 6 key areas an Entrepreneur Needs to Feel Confident:

  1.  Decision making. 
  2. Owning your expertise and really feeling that you are somebody with authority in whatever industry.
  3. Money mindset: what I have found is that there are so many entrepreneurs who their income potential is limited because they have these money blocks that they have not yet identified. When I have a client who’s struggling with money blocks what I like to do is I have them go through their money story e.g. what’s you first memory about money? What do you think about rich people? What do you think about poor people? On this deep dive, questioning everything that you believed about money so that we can find the block, clear it and you can become a magnetic money master.
  4. Leadership and systems: If you are not a leader whether you are a solo-preneur or you have a team you need to know how to be a leader in your business.
  5. Offerings, pricing and position: It’s really about feeling good about what you’re putting out there and not having that guilt that a lot of people take. This is one of the reasons why we also have to talk about money is that some people feel guilty about asking for money from their clients or prospects and what I hear a lot of times is, “I know that they’re really struggling. I know they can’t afford it…” That’s none of your concern. It’s none of your business whether or not they can afford it. Do you have something that can change, transform, support or help improve their lives? If the answer is yes then let them worry about where the money is coming from your job is to position it with passion.
  6. Following through and making sure that you know how to take confident action and that.

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There are 5 steps to following through with confidence:

  • 1 st step:  It starts with decision making. You have to decide you are going to do, whatever it is you said that you’re going to do.
  • 2nd step: Batch. This means that you’re going to schedule some time where you only work on that thing that you trying to follow through it.
  • 3rd Step: Plan and schedule for consistency. We can all do something for one minute but can you schedule something for the long haul? Can you really create something and stick with it and you’re going to follow through.
  • 4th Step: Honor your commitment. Here’s the thing most of us don’t like to let other people down but we have no problems letting ourselves down and when I am on this crusade is to teach you to honor your commitments to yourself, to make yourself a priority above anybody else. You’re no good to other people if you’re constantly letting yourself down because when you let yourself down you also chip away yourself confidence and this is something people are not recognizing. Every time you break a promise to yourself, you have just programmed your brain to believe that you are not trustworthy to follow through with what you said you were going to do.
  • 5th step: Visualizing how you’re going to feel once it’s done. 

Here’s a bonus tip. I like to tell people to condition yourself for small wins and what that means is put less on your daily schedule. If you put less on your daily schedule but get it all done you will feel so much better at the end of the day than if you put everything in the schedule that you thought needed to get done and didn’t get half of it done.

Why do you think it’s so easy for women, especially, to say yes to everyone else in their life, they can say yes to doing favours for 10 different people for 2 days but when it comes themselves they can’t say yes?

Because most women, even the most confident women, do not feel worthy and they’re looking for validation and acceptance. Women by nature are nurturing and we need to feel needed. So when people need us it is validation that we are worthy and that we have a purpose.

What do you think is the first step just saying no to other people and yes to themselves?

The thing is when people make decisions they’re not looking at the opportunity cost. Every time you say yes to one thing you have to say no to something else, it’s mandatory otherwise you’re never going to sleep. The first thing is you have to weigh out the opportunity cost. I feel most of us women are such big dreamers and we don’t really realize how much time things are going to take.

We want to be the superhero which is fine but you also have to recognize if you want to be a superhero, if you want to get it all done, you better have some help otherwise you are going to burn out. You have to think about those things and most women are not. The third thing to recognize and remember is that while people may appreciate whatever you’ve done for them at the end of the day they’re only thinking about themselves and what they need.

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How do you actually convince women to get paid what their worth?

That’s going back to owning your expertise and doing the work to feel confident in what you know, you know. What we first do is you have to make a list of everything you know to be true of I know, I know this. Then you have to create your own little praise file of any positive comments, anything on social media, anytime someone said you’re amazing even if they never paid you.

When it comes to actually charging your work here’s what I find, some people want to, write off the back say, “I want to charge $500 an hour because that’s what everybody else is charging in my industry.” But they don’t believe that they have $500 an hour worth of experience and no matter what I say, no matter what you say, until they believe that they’re not going to be able to bring that income in. The way that you get them to believe that is by having them take action and helping them help others get results.

What is the number one piece of advice you have for entrepreneurs to get started?

In business it’s never just one thing. There’s never a day where you just have to work on one thing to move your business forward. I think it’s a combination of things but if you are putting a gun to my head right now and you’re making me pick one thing it is to stay in action, no matter what, because every action step you take, will help you decide where you want to go next and you might find that you are taking the wrong action and that’s okay. Once you know what you shouldn’t be doing you won’t do that again, you’ll switch and you’ll do something else. It’s really important is to be the kind of entrepreneur who takes action and when you see that you’re not getting where exactly you want to go. Don’t be afraid to turn around. Don’t be afraid to move to the side. Don’t be afraid to get help from somebody else.

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Rachel Luna is the best selling author of the book, Successful People are Full of C.R.A.P. (Courage. Resilience. Authenticity. Perseverance): A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting it Together & Achieving Your Dreams, speaker, + Chief Confidence Creator at RachelLuna.Biz. She helps remarkable individuals just like you get clear, confident and taking consistent action, so you can do that big thing you were born to do. She’s helped thousands of people around the world through her book, weekly emails, speaking tours, workshops and digital courses. Rachel’s been invited to speak all around the globe from Good Morning America’s Tory Johnson Spark & Hustle tour and Princeton University to as far away as Germany and Japan!  She’s also been featured in Latina Magazine, Success Magazine and is a Huffington Post contributor.

*Disclosure:  Since I saw such huge results from the 90 Day Year, I decided to become an affiliate of Todd’s 90 Day year. I may receive compensation if you decide to purchase the program!