18 Successful CEO’s Share their Biggest Sabotages (and Shifts!)

Ready to fully step into the CEO role of your business? I get it, sometimes we have fears and sabotages that get in the way. I’ve asked 18 of my favorite CEO sisters to share their biggest fears and the shifts that have helped them find breakthrough.

THEY ARE SO GOOD and had me saying, “yes. yes. YES!” as I compiled them. Ready below to get inspired (and feel normal!), then comment with the biggest sabotage you have overcome.

If you haven’t joined the waitlist yet for my newest freebie that will help you with the systems and structure to scale your life and business to the next level without the burnout, sign up for “CEO Central” here.

Brianna Wilkerson, Holistic Health and Life Coach | Essential Oils Advocate

Sabotage: Who am I to be “paid money” for my coaching services? How do I really help people?

Shift: Not only do I consistently show up and serve my tribe/community and my clients/customers with my time and knowledge, I’m always thinking of how to serve them better and make shifts in my own life to do so. Therefore, because of the value I give I deserve to receive value (in the form of money) in return.

Learn more about Brianna and her work atwww.madewell345.com/

Jess Garay, Soul Coach

Sabotage: Who am I to use my coaching business as sole income for my family and release my safe + secure job?

Shift:  Shifting into business fully allows me to do the work that lights me up + makes a large impact for the world around me. When I trust and release, show up fully and in alignment, magic happens. I am supported. I am safe. I am enough.

Learn more about Jess and her work at www.jessgaray.com

Chantelle Davis-Gray, Web & Brand Designer

Sabotage: Who am I to allow myself “me” time during traditional work hours, that could be spent on my business?

Shift: When I take time to move my body & quiet my mind, my business benefits because I have more compassion and patience with my clients, I find creative solutions faster, and inspiration (for their projects & new services) hits more often! Part of the reason I own my own business is to get to decide when I do what – so it doesn’t help anyone if I don’t take advantage of this.

Learn more about Chantelle and her work at www.chantelledavisgray.com/

Maggie Reyes, Life Coach + Marriage Mentor

Sabotage: Who am I to put myself first? Making time for my Self could hurt my business or my relationships.

Shift: Making time for myself doesn’t hurt my business or my marriage – it fuels both of them. Neither my business nor my relationship can fulfill ALL of my needs. It’s up to me to get my needs met – including the need for rest, for fun, for connection and creativity or to talk at length about my very strong feelings about the latest episode of Arrow. 😉 When all my needs are met consistently, I get to show up as my best, brightest, highest self for my husband, for my clients and community and for my Self. Prioritizing self care actually fuels every other area of my life and business and whenever I remember and live into that, I thrive.

Learn more about Maggie and her work at www.ModernMarried.com

 

Patti Haus, Copywriter and Course Launch Strategist

Sabotage: How can I scale my copywriting business without working all the time?

Shift: When I understand my own boundaries, I become more productive and efficient, allowing me to produce better work in less time. Scheduling time to not only work but to enjoy time not working will allow me to better serve my clients with their copy projects. It will also allow me to enjoy some of the reasons why I started my own business, like choosing when I work and working less hours than a traditional 9-5

Learn more about Patti and her work at www.pattihaus.com

 

Trish Russell, Performance Strategist

Sabotage: What is a social boundary, do I always have to be “on”? I want to build a business and be credible AND bring in money. So, I have to build up my network by meeting, serving and building a relationship with most of the people, if not all the people, who come across my path. Or else I’m failing in my business and personal life.

Shift: Simply, no. I AM called to connect and be polite with each person who comes across my path because I’m a heart-centered human being and care about people. However, when it comes to business, there is a strategy involved to build momentum and maintain consistency as I intentionally engage with those around me. Streamlining my connection process allows me to identify which clients are a great fit right now, say yes to strategic collaborations for both business owners, and strengthen my emotional capacity to be present in my professional and personal life. These systems and processes also allow me to be a positive light to those who come across my path, when appropriate point them in a fruitful direction, never hesitate to follow up next week or months later, and allow natural connections to cultivate over time.

Learn more about Trish and her work at www.commitandreclaim.com

 

Casey Lightbody, Business Strategist and Champion for Introverted Women

Sabotage: Who am I to speak on stage/other platforms and share my knowledge? I have nothing uniquely valuable to share and everyone has heard it all before.

Shift: Reframing my thinking outwards rather than inwards has made this shift possible. Sharing my knowledge and expertise is a gift to other introverted women walking the entrepreneurial path because I’ve walked and continue to walk it myself and my own experiences, values and beliefs give a different perspective not offered anywhere else.

Learn more about Casey and her work at www.quietcollective.com.au

 

Maggie Giele, Msc. Business and Marketing Strategist

Sabotage: Fear and anxiety

Shift: I stayed stuck in fear for too long, terrified of what it would mean to take the leap. My examples were both concrete (fear of flying and driving) and intangible (what would it mean if this launch fails). I’ve never been one for mindset or anything woo-woo, but I caught myself saying to someone “I’m scared of flying” one too many times. I realised that’s why the fear and anxiety had been getting worse – by repeating those statements, in my thoughts and out loud to others, I was reinforcing that fear and giving it weight.

The moment I realised this, I actively started shifting my thoughts. “I can’t wait till I’m in LA, so I have to fly there!” and “when I can drive by myself, I’ll have so much more freedom!”. I took signed up for driving refresher lessons and booked a solo trip to LA, from Amsterdam. Breaking through these barriers also had positive impact in my business – hiring a Chief Operations Officer, setting up systems, letting go of control of certain processes, and stepping into my own CEO shoes.

Learn more about Maggie and her work at: www.maggiegiele.com

 

Melissa Ronda, Certified Nutritionist, Owner of The Honest Weigh

Sabotage: Holding emotional space for others

Shift: I am working on an onboarding process.  I will stick to the process and expect the same from all of my clients.  I will work when I am at my desk. I will not work when I am away from my desk.  I will focus on income producing activities instead of mindlessly checking Facebook.

Learn more about Melissa and her work at www.thehonestweigh.com

 

Caitlin Howard, Business Mentor & Strategist

Sabotage: Who am I to help women start and grow their businesses?

Shift: I don’t have to know EVERYTHING to help women get started and gain momentum. When this comes up for me, I try to remember the positive feedback I have received from the women I have helped, as well as the experience I have that does qualify me to be a resource.

Learn more about Caitlin and her work at www.blissfulbiz.com

 

Christa Conn, Business Strategist & Support Specialist

Sabotage: Who am I to want more?!? I feel guilty wanting more when I already have so much!

Shift: I think guilt is really common for entrepreneurs. And it unfortunately keeps us from setting goals we truly and deeply desire.

When I think about all the blessings I already have compared to those struggling – the guilt creeps in and I want to stay small and just make the income I need to work from home, run my business, and support my family. But when I drop all of the guilt, I know I have HUGE, crazy big dreams of more and that wanting more comes from something much deeper than a number in the bank account, a bigger house, or more time to travel.

I want more, so that I can take my entire family on a week long vacation to the Caribbean and let them live it up without worry. And so I can send my kids to whatever school or activity or pursuit they have, so they can see their dreams come true too! And so that I can donate to grant wishes for suffering children whose families just can’t grant their wishes. So I can help my friends and family whenever they need it. So that I can serve as many women as possible chasing their entrepreneurial dream!!

When I think about everything I could do with MORE – with true financial freedom, it brings me to my knees! Because it’s not about the more, it’s about the WHY. Focus on why you want more and shift the guilt into a mindset of service.

Learn more about Christa and her work at www.christaconn.com

 

Janelle Jai, Transformational Life and Health Coach for Mid-life Women

Sabotage: Who am I to think I can help others when I still have my messes?

Shift: The quickest way to change beliefs is to reframe. Reframing is changing the meaning of an experience or event by putting another frame around it. This causes us see things differently. It offers a new, more empowering interpretation that paves the way to come into greater rapport with ourselves. When we change the meaning we often change our feelings about what is being framed. Something that used to feel negative can instantly feel positive when reframed.  Sometimes this is all we need to change a belief and sometime deeper belief work is what we need. My reframes for this are: Who am I not to? What if your messes are a contribution? We are all works of progress. We are never finished but evolving. What if where you’re at is just perfect?

 

Learn more about Janelle and her work at www.janellejai.com

 

Angie Martin, Certified Life Purpose Coach

Sabotage: Who Am I to call myself an EXPERT – as a coach and working with fellow moms?

Shift: I am a trained and certified life coach.  I have hundreds of hours of training and coaching, even if I have only been officially open for business for about a year.  I am also a mom of two, in the trenches, but with the added training and personal development that puts me a few steps ahead of my clients, and that’s enough.  I am close to their pain, but overcoming it sooner. I am armed with a toolbox full of ways to handle the challenges we are all going through, and I understand what it’s like to still sometimes not be able to use those tools.  As a coach, I also have added insight that can be helpful to my clients as well as pretty awesome active LISTENING skills. My ability to hold space for my clients and intuitively know what questions to ask them so they can find their own answers within, all of that makes me an expert. I’m embracing that word, and intentionally done cringing every time I hear it. Oh and I guess 11 years as a practicing attorney working 1:1 with clients in really difficult situations as their advocate probably also makes me an expert. So yeah, step aside inner critic, and stop sabotaging, will you?  

Learn more about Angie and her work at www.angiemartincoaching.com

 

 Michelle Meunier, Business Mentor and Confidence Coach

Sabotage: Who am I to coach people when there are so many coaches with more experience than me.

Shift: Other coaches may have more experience but they are not me. I am different and my story is different which means the support and encouragement I offer is unique and important regardless of how similar the strategy may or may not be. Believing this and trusting my worth allows me to confidently support my clients through transformations of their own.

Learn more about Michelle and her work at www.michellemeuniercompany.com

 

Lacey Sites, Business Mentor & Success Coach

Sabotage:  “Who am I to have it all?”

Shift: As I’ve grown my business (and started a second with my best friend) and gotten to income levels, client successes, and happiness/fulfillment spaces I didn’t even know were possible I found myself thinking I’d have to sacrifice in other areas. When I started the divorce process last year, I found it easy to self-sabotage with the story that,“SEE! I can’t REALLY have it ALL”. However, what I eventually realized that caused a massive shift for me was that it was actually evidence that I don’t have to settle in ANY area of my life. I get to have and move toward what I want, and keep creating it. In other words, “Who am I NOT to have it all and keep moving toward the things that feel the best to me?” That was a total game-changer, and of course, has massively upleveled my business AND my relationships.

Learn more about Lacey and her work at www.alituplife.com

 

Tracy May, Coach & Mentor to Preemie Moms

Sabotage: Who am I to think that preemie moms can benefit from what I have to offer.

Shift: I have been called to serve in a way that allows me to leverage my own years of personal experience with prematurity to positively impact the lives of other preemie moms. With prematurity comes isolation, overwhelm, anxiety and fear and I believe I am here to share my story and my experiences to inspire them to begin to embrace their new normal.

Learn more about Tracy and her work at  www.miraclemomentsmatter.com

 

Courtney Raecker, Career Coach & Business Consultant

Sabotage: Paralyzed by fear in my work + life, letting it have way too much power over me.

Shift: The song called “Fear Is A Liar” by Zach Williams is one of the anthems in my heart, soul, and mind these days. Hearing the words of this song in my day-to-day life sounding like “I’m not good enough, not strong enough, not worthy, not loved, not beautiful, and I’ll never be enough. Fear is a liar that will take my breath, stop me in my steps, rob me of rest, and steal my happiness.” I think the shift away from letting that fear win over me and give up was when I started to acknowledge that it was happening and really started to lean into my faith to get me through it. I think acknowledging the presence of fear and that it wasn’t worthy of that power I gave it really helped me move past that paralyzing mindset into a more courageous, empowered mindset and approach to work + life. Now, I wholeheartedly trust “my guide” and feel empowered to boldly take action more than ever before – in all aspects of my life.

Learn more about Courtney and her work at www.truenorthcareersllc.com

 

Deanna Carlisle, Career Coach

Sabotage:  “Who am I to continue to pursue my business growth even in a season of personal and financial change where a full-time job might seem the safer more responsible direction”

Shift: Now more than ever my business is a way for me to express myself and use the transformation in my personal life to fuel my business transformation and growth. Growing my business has the potential to give me what I MOST want, more time with my family, flexibility with my time, greater financial resources and impact on others. This season of my life has brought me back to understanding my authentic self and my business is perfectly aligned with that vision – I feel more of who I am and was meant to be when I’m working with my clients then I ever thought I could.

Learn more about Deanna and her work at www.youthcareercompass.com

How to Say Your Best Yes in Business {heart centered business success show episode 8}

Please join me in welcoming Kate McCarthy to this session of the Heart-Centered Business Success Show!

 

Kate is a Brand Voice Mentor.

 

 

Show Notes //

 

0:05 Meet Kate, Brand Voice Mentor

0:44 How she accidentally started her business

3:34 How she got the courage to charge for her services

5:03 The shift into alignment into the business she has today

6:47 The core of the work she does now

8:05 How she connected with her first client as a Brand Voice Mentor

9:58 How she got over the awkward pause in a sales conversation

12:04 Her biggest #heartcenteredproblem and the truth to overcome it

13:41 How to say your best yes in business — even if it means lots of no’s

17:41 What she does to be ready to say no when she’s tempted not to

18:24 Where to find her online and the free resources she has for you

 

Find out more about Kate and her powerful work right here:  https://www.katekmccarthy.com/library

 

There are so many ways for you to show up and make an impact online, so this year I’m featuring stories from women just like you– women who have big hearts, big goals, #heartcenteredproblems and have overcome the odds to succeed on their own terms.

 

If you were inspired by Kate’s story and are ready to connect with your next client, download my first to full checklist and stay updated when the next show releases here: www.annafrandsen.com/show

Leveraging Your Network to Grow Your Business {heart centered business success show episode 7}

Please join me in welcoming Brianna Wilkerson to this session of the Heart-Centered Business Success Show!

 

Brianna is a Holistic Health and Life Coach and she’s sharing about how she uses her community to build her business.

 

Show Notes //

 

0:11 Meet Brianna, Holistic Health and Life Coach

1:10 How she got started with her health coaching journey

2:11 Where she continues to find clients today

3:21 How she uses those connections in her community for her business

5:51 How to connect your offer to a person you have a relationship with

6:58 What has been her biggest #heartcenteredproblem

9:26 An affirmation for those starting their health journey

10:33 What to know first when you’re searching for your financial health or purpose

11:15 Where to find her online and the resources to help you

 

Find out more about Brianna and her powerful work right here:  http://www.madewell345.com/

 

There are so many ways for you to show up and make an impact online, so this year I’m featuring stories from women just like you– women who have big hearts, big goals, #heartcenteredproblems and have overcome the odds to succeed on their own terms.

 

If you were inspired by Brianna’s story and are ready to connect with your next client, download my first to full checklist and stay updated when the next show releases here: www.annafrandsen.com/show

If you were inspired by Chantelle’s story and are ready to connect with your next client, download my first to full checklist and stay updated when the next show releases here: www.annafrandsen.com/show

Become the CEO you were Born to BE {Live Coaching Episode 2}

On today’s live coaching session I had the honor of speaking with Melissa Ronda, Nutritionist, inspirational youtuber and owner of the Honest Weigh. Melissa is in her 4th year of business and she helps busy women ditch diets, stop eating their feelings, and take their power back.

When Melissa entered our coaching session she was feeling stuck and overwhelmed, facing challenges in her business around pricing and growing.   

She was relieved when I let her that these new hurdles and resistance were a sign that she’s at the exciting start of Chapter 2 in her business journey, as stage I like to call newbie CEO phase.

As a self proclaimed “serial DIY-er” Melissa was intimidated by the shift ahead, but we review some evidence and Melissa’s history that shows us that Melissa is more than capable of making some small but key shifts to uplevel her membership site and business.

We talk about the power of doing forgiveness work, correcting uneven energy exchanges with clients, baby steps to outsourcing, and being guilt-free about putting your needs first as the business owner.

On Melissa’s presurvey she said, “I’m ready to grow and grow big. I know I have what it takes”. If you’re in the same boat, ready to grow and uplevel but are feeling a little intimidated to make the leap, I know you’ll be inspired by Melissa’s journey. 

After we wrapped up this call Melissa and I had a candid conversation about the solid business friendships as you uplevel in your business– and if you’re not a member of my free facebook community T H C E, then I invite you to come check it out and join us for free resources, trainings and plenty of new people to connect with great work ethic and big hearts.

Show Notes:

3:30 Growing out of being a “serial DIY-er”

3:55 Expanding into becoming a “newbie CEO”

4:35 Overcoming the fear of change + recalling evidence of Melissa’s courage

7:35 Melissa’s most effective strategy for converting clients

12:10 3-tiers of current membership program

16:15 What Melissa’s been charging per hour + pricing a membership model

18:45 Charging for your time VS. Charing for the value you’re providing

19:35 Finding the amount of money for clients to “buy-in”

21:15 How do deal with clients that “don’t show up”

24:45 “10% of my clients take up 90% of my time”

25:20 How do deal with the weight of the 3 negative Nancy’s in a sea of 400 positive Paula’s

30:05 Permission to not compete with weight watchers

31:29 Homework #1: “Dust and Spit” Forgiveness vs. Journaling Exercises

33:55 “If they knew how much work I poured in to each client…”

34:15 How to stop resenting clients (Spoiler Alert: An accidental uneven energy exchange)

35:55 The #1 thing we do that sabotagues our client’s buying patterns

36:50 The desire to make your services “affordable”

38:50 When and how to break your own pricing rules

39:40 Guilt-free putting your needs first as a business owner

40:15 Homework #2 Baby steps to outsourcing

41:55 Homework #3 “Top 5” Ideal Client Exercise

45:20 Melissa’s action steps moving forward

46:40 Where you can find Melissa and support at www.thehonestweigh.com, her facebook page and her youtube channel

If you’d like personal strategy to support you as you build, grow and scale your business– you can book a strategy session with me at www.annafrandsen.com/strategy.

Dealing with the Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship {heart centered business success show episode 6}

Please join me in welcoming Chantelle Davis Gray to this session of the Heart-Centered Business Success Show!

Chantelle is a web & graphic designer for do-good, feel-good businesses.

 

Show Notes //

 

0:08 Meet Chantelle, Web and Graphic Designer

1:05 Her unexpected first business venture and how she found her passion

3:05 Her advice for finding what feels right in your business

5:31 How she transitioned her business to something new

7:24 How she found her first design client … even though she wasn’t trying to

9:57 What is her biggest #heartcentered problem (and the truth she’s embracing)

11:55 The advice from Anna that she keeps in her mind on discovery calls

13:48 The affirmations that help her get through the day to day challenges of entrepreneurship

15:59 Where to find her online and get her “3 Steps to Take Before You Hire a Designer” guide

 

Find out more about Chantelle and her powerful work right here:  https://www.chantelledavisgray.com/3steps

 

There are so many ways for you to show up and make an impact online, so this year I’m featuring stories from women just like you– women who have big hearts, big goals, #heartcenteredproblems and have overcome the odds to succeed on their own terms.

 

If you were inspired by Chantelle’s story and are ready to connect with your next client, download my first to full checklist and stay updated when the next show releases here: www.annafrandsen.com/show

How to Strategically Use Free Work to Get Paid {heart centered business success show episode 5}

Please join me in welcoming Emma Weise to this session of the Heart-Centered Business Success Show!

 

Emma is a Brand Experience Coordinator and founder of FreshSage, a boutique creative studio focused on creating a brand experience.

 

Show Notes //

 

0:20 Meet Emma Weise, Brand Experience Creator

1:24 How she pivoted and found her first client with free work

3:20 Why you need a brand for your IDEAL client (and not just anyone)

5:00 How to be extra intentional even with scholarships and free or swap work

6:58 Her non-negotiables and how to find them for yourself

9:00 Anna’s non-negotiables for her clients and their experience

10:15 How to find people who value and commit to your free work/swap

13:55 What she did once her portfolio was built and how she got paying clients

14:51 The top things to do to use referrals strategically

17:29 Her biggest #heartcenteredproblem and how she’s overcome it

19:55 Where to get her free resource “Super Simple and Sexy Income Generating Tactics”

 

Find out more about Emma and her powerful work right here: freshsage.co.za {or grab her amazing freebie at https://freshsage.co.za/brandflavr/}!

 

There are so many ways for you to show up and make an impact online, so this year I’m featuring stories from women just like you– women who have big hearts, big goals, #heartcenteredproblems and have overcome the odds to succeed on their own terms.

 

If you were inspired by Emma’s story and are ready to connect with your next client, download my first to full checklist and stay updated when the next show releases here: www.annafrandsen.com/show

How to Mentally and Actually Prepare for a Big Business Break with Erin Kelly {On Air Coaching Episode 1}

Welcome to the first episode of on air coaching! I’m so pleased to introduce the co-founder of MemberVault, a relationship marketing platform, Erin Kelly. Today during our coaching call we discuss how she can realistically and excitedly prepare for her upcoming maternity leave.

If you’d like to learn more about relationship marketing or grab your Forever Free account with MemberVault, head on over to membervault.com (I’m a proud MV user + it’s an affiliate link) You can find Erin and Mike on Facebook here.

Show Notes //

0:20 Meet Erin Kelly

1:00 Learn about Erin + MemberVault

2:30 Where she’s feeling most stuck right now

4:00 How she’s preparing for maternity leave

9:01 Dealing with the pressure of being the sole income source

13:41 How to find what REALLY needs to be done first

15:50 Finding her bonus time

19:30 Reframing from version 1.0 to version 2.0

23:35 Dealing with the mind gremlins

28:17 Why thinking like a human serves you and your audience

31:15 How to celebrate how far you’ve come

32:31 Prioritizing your next actions and choosing “good enough” over perfect

36:00 Determining her post-baby priorities

40:44 How she’s learning from her audience what to do next

43:17 Releasing the anxiety and creating a doable way forward

47:00 Deciding what to delegate and what to keep

49:12 The major takeaways

51:39 Where to find Erin online

54:35 Anna’s Post-Session Reflection on improving without self sabotage & empowering your team

Starting Simple and Going Big in Your Business {heart centered business success show episode 4}

Please join me in welcoming Jordan Schanda to this session of the Heart-Centered Business Success Show!

 

Jordan is the Founder of Scholar Prep. Her business helps families prepare for the college and scholarship application process so that students can get into the college of their dreams and get the largest portion of the bill paid.

 

Show Notes //

 

:10 Meet Jordan and Scholar Prep

2:30 How she went from side project to business

3:29 How she discovered her entrepreneurial spirit

4:24 Which product she started with and why

6:10 Why having a physical product actually helps her customers get better results than an app

8:13 How she first sold her product

10:03 How they went national by changing their strategy

11:14 Where her passion is and how it’s driving her long-term vision

13:55 How to stay motivated when you hit obstacles

15:39 How she deals with doubt

18:00 How they sell to people now and plant seeds for the future

18:41 Where you can find her online

 

Find out more about Jordan and her powerful work right here: scholarprep.org/

 

There are so many ways for you to show up and make an impact online, so this year I’m featuring stories from women just like you– women who have big hearts, big goals, #heartcenteredproblems and have overcome the odds to succeed on their own terms.

 

If you were inspired by Jordan’s story and are ready to connect with your next client, download my first to full checklist and stay updated when the next show releases here: www.annafrandsen.com/show

5 Things to prioritize as the CEO of Your Business

In 2017 I was “fully booked” but I felt lost when it came to growing and scaling my business past that point. I knew how to get clients but I didn’t fully know how to creatively increase my income without adding a ton of new work hours to my schedule.

I tried some things that worked, some that didn’t– and what I definitely didn’t allow enough time for was CEO space.

CEO space is time I spend away from my home office to vision and strategize. Investing my time, money and mental energy into these days (vs. buying more information) has been a game changer! 

Last month I committed to doing two CEO days every month and the two I’ve done thus far have been a game changer!

When you start your business you play every single role. You create the product, you sell the product, you do the bookkeeping, your manage your own social media. At the start this is 100% normal.

…but even at the start you are STILL the CEO of your business. You are the one creating a vision and making all the key decisions.

As you increase your income and client load it can be harder and harder to prioritize CEO tasks, but it becomes more and more important that you do.

Here are FIVE things that I focus on during my CEO time that can help you grow and scale your business this year:

  1. Visioning // The momentum from your business will come from YOUR vision for where you want your business to be in 10 years and in this next year.
  2. Income Strategy // At every uplevel it’s ultra important to get clear on what you’re selling (core offers), how you’re selling it (sales strategy) and exactly who you’re selling it to (ideal client)
  3. People // Your Team Members, Customer Service for your Clients, Relationships and connections in your industry… these are all things you should be directly involved with
  4. Decisions // What’s kept me most stuck at times in my business has been putting off key decisions because I’m afraid to make the “wrong choice” or because after I make the decision I’ll have to take courageous action. Setting aside time to get still and make the right decisions in a timely manner is a big priority for me
  5. Innovating // Evaluating what’s working and what’s not working and adjusting accordingly has helped me evolve and uplevel without getting stuck in comfortable but unproductive patterns in my business. Making time for white space and “GOLD SPACE” (that’s what I call white space that has a little bit of something still going on in the background) allows new approaches and ideas to flow quickly into my business.

Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10, how are you doing in each of these areas?

There are two practical strategies that have really helped me have the time and mental margin to focus on CEO tasks:

  1. CEO Day // Usually at a local hotel for 6 hours, this gives me the margin to refresh my ideal calendar, troubleshoot my client flow, work on those five focus areas above and even have dedicated time for a new project or piece of content
  2. CEO Document // I have an ever evolving document that I add all my CEO thoughts too (ex: current core values, current priorities, processes I’m streamlining) and I link it in the toolbar of my web browser for easy access.

So, when are you planning your next CEO day?

If you need strategic support around your income strategy, the decisions you are making or are feeling dry on innovation I would love to support you in a strategy intensive. We can cover up to three challenges you’re facing and you’ll walk away with clarity and confidence as you move forward. Book a strategy intensive here. 

Using an Speaker Video Series in Your Business {heart centered business success show episode 3}

Please join me in welcoming Nicole Moorey to this session of the Heart-Centered Business Success Show!

 

Nicole is a Women’s Empowerment Coach who helps her women live life in alignment with who they are and what matters most to them, for true fulfillment, fun and freedom. Here’s what’s ahead!

 

Show Notes //

 

0:15 Meet Nicole Moorey, Women’s Empowerment Coach

1:34 Her personal journey to empowerment

2:50 The first steps to take to start your own journey

5:26 Free resource to ignite your dreams and follow your desires

7:16 How she found her first client through email and video

10:20 How to create a speaker series for your business

13:35 How to work with speakers for smooth processes

14:25 Who to target to be speakers for you

15:10 How to plan and stay on track for planning your series

16:14 Her biggest heart-centered problem and how she overcomes it

18:30 How do video even when you’re nervous about it

21:08 What her mission really is

 

Find out more about Nicole and her powerful work right here: http://eepurl.com/dbzqUf

 

There are so many ways for you to show up and make an impact online, so this year I’m featuring stories from women just like you– women who have big hearts, big goals, #heartcenteredproblems and have overcome the odds to succeed on their own terms.

 

If you were inspired by Nicole’s story and are ready to connect with your next client, download my first to full checklist and stay updated when the next show releases here: www.annafrandsen.com/show