Resistance 3 Ways Resistance is Killing Your Productivity - I want to talk about the connection between resistance and productivity this week. Often when we think we need better time management skills or habits, what we really need is to explore our relationship with resistance. Do you ever find yourself looking at your to-do list and feeling a. Overwhelmed, b. Terrified, c. Confused, or […]
Episode 85: Leverage: The Creative Entrepreneur’s Best Productivity Hack - The challenge for creatives is that we do too much, have too many ideas and struggle with bright shiny idea syndrome. Or we think we have to do it all ourselves, that we can’t afford support or that no one can do it as well as we can. Perfectionism and control can kill your productivity. […]
Productivity Episode 84: Slow Down to Speed Up: How to Bring More Grace & Ease to Your Business - In the second episode of our productivity month, we’re bringing you some pretty fun topics, as well as useful and valuable information around productivity. Last week we shared 3 Creative Habits to Increase Your Focus. What we’ve found in working with our own clients, and with ourselves, is that everybody wants to be more productive. […]
My Inner Critic is a Dragon - Meet my Inner Critic, the dragon. I have always been obsessed with dragons. Perhaps it began with the famous song “Puff the Magic Dragon.” Then there was the fierce dragon in Sleeping Beauty (who was actually the evil queen Maleficent.) Don’t forget the dragon in the Hobbit who was guarding his horde beneath the mountain. […]
5 Reasons Why You Should Practice With Mini Work Blocks If You Lack Focus - If you’ve been listening to the podcast for a bit you know that I’ve been on a bit of a journey with respect to my work focus. I’ve been struggling to put in consistent, focused work hours. I waffle between talking a big game about Deep Work, wasting time on Reddit, Facebook, and Instagram, taking coffee […]
Focus Episode 83: 3 Creative Habits to Increase your Focus - Welcome to the month of love and productivity, hello February! We’re super excited about this topic since we really still struggle with it as creatives, and as entrepreneurs, and our clients really struggle with it as well. There can be so many distractions around, including a lot of physical clutter which can create open loops […]
profit planner productivity Celebrating Small Victories - Do you celebrate small victories? Today I am celebrating small victories, the ones that in the diet industry they call NSVs or Non-Scale Victories. Small victories are the little things that make you feel good and help you see you are making progress, even when it feels like everything is moving slowly. It’s easy to […]
Episode 82: What to Do When You Switch Niches? with Guest Emily Levy - Marketing technologist, Emily Levy, is switching niches in an amazing way to come full circle with her passion in life—social justice coaching and speaking. She’s here to share how her previous experience really helped position her to do just this, and the right timing of it all. About 6 or 7 years ago, a leadership […]
Vulnerable Post: I can do better - Dear Creative One, It’s been an interesting 6 weeks in my world and I wanted to take a moment to share with you what’s on my mind. Early in December Brad and I attended a workshop with over 150 transformational leaders and coaches. The hot topic of conversation was the perceived industry-wide shifts in the […]
Episode 81: How to Use an Editorial Calendar to Stay On Track - This month, we talked about promotional calendars for your whole year and planning marketing promotions around what you want to create. An editorial calendar shows us how we’ll carry about the promotions, like a deep dive. You’ll begin to see the distinction between the promotional and editorial calendars as they’re two different animals from the planning […]
Episode 80: Quarterly Cadence: the Fastest Way to Build Momentum in Business - This month’s theme is business planning and in this episode we reinforce the idea of establishing a quarterly cadence – yep, 90-days – in your business to build momentum. In Episode 79 we talked about creating a Promotional Plan for the whole year and now we want to bring your next quarter into focus. Can […]
Episode 79: Create Consistent Income with Your Artful Promotional Plan - In our second episode of January’s Business Planning theme, we dive deep into why you should plan out a promotional calendar, what it is, and how to set it up. If you missed last week make sure you go back and listen to Episode 78 where we talk about our favorite business planning tools. In many cases, we find that creative entrepreneurs […]
5 Ways We Use Google to Stay Organized - We’re pretty big fans of Google’s online suite of tools here at the Path to Profit Academy. They don’t involve money and installs, the ability to share everything is built in, and there is very little learning curve. Let’s dive in a little so I can give you a taste of how we use these […]
Episode 78: A Review of our Favorite Online Business Planning Tools - In Episode 78 we start our new theme for January: Business Planning! Today we’re talking about our favorite tools that we use to make our business run. We use this technology to carry out our plans and goals. Why do we love these technologies? Multiple reasons. It allows us to: deliver great content, consistently run […]
Episode 77: 7 Best Goal-Setting Strategies for Creative Entrepreneurs - All this month we’ve been on a goal-setting journey: with blog posts and podcast episodes on rating your performance this year, great reasons to do a year-end business review, goal setting traps to avoid, how to make 2018 your best year ever, and using visualization to achieve your goals. We are wrapping up our goal-setting adventures […]
6 New Year’s Tips To Help You Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be - Dr. Joe Vitale, motivational speaker and author, often says: “the fastest way to get where you want is to be happy with where you are.” Believe it or not, this mindset works! And yet, it’s challenging to adopt this mindset and to maintain it on a daily basis. I love the quiet time between Winter […]
You Set Your Goals, Now What? Using Visualization and Imagery to Reach Your Goals - This month we’ve been focused on the topic of Goal-Setting to get you prepared for rocking your 2018. You heard about looking back on your 2017, how to make 2018 your best year ever, and goal-setting traps to avoid … and there’s more to come before the month is over! Today we’re talking Visualization. In […]
business planning Episode 76: Make 2018 Your Most Spectacular Year Ever - This is the second episode in our December Goal-setting series and we start diving into what it takes to make next year your best ever. Brad and Minette take you through a 5 step goal-setting process to make 2018 your most spectacular year ever: Determine your goal-setting persona – are you super-excited but distracted, do […]
Goal Setting Goal Setting Traps to Avoid - I love setting goals and planning for the New Year. It’s fun for me to take the time to dream and play with what’s possible. And yet, I used to struggle with follow up and actual achievement of my goals. As a busy entrepreneur with a quickly growing business, I knew I needed some goal […]
Episode 75: 5 Reasons to Do a Year End Business Review - It’s December, and that means it’s Goal-Setting Month! This episode is the first in a trio of episodes related to planning, setting, and achieving business goals. This is all about looking back at last year, goal setting for next year, achievement, and business planning Minette and Brad both agree that the first step in this process … […]
Performance review How Would You Rate Your Performance this Year? - As entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders, there is often no one telling us what to do or how well we did. If you have ever worked for a company, you probably had a manager or boss who would write a year-end review of your performance. Usually there would be a nice feedback sandwich of what […]
Episode 74: Matt Miller - Great to talk with Matt from his house in “E-I-E-I-Oh”, Texas. As parents ourselves Minette and Brad appreciate Matt’s commitment to involving his children in his entrepreneurial activities. The story about his son’s progression from doing the company’s graphic design to getting hired by the university he is attending is really fun. Matt shares some of […]
Visualize Your Success Visualize Your Success - December is such a great time of year to take some time to reflect, to retreat and to dream about what you want to create next. Step one to creating your best life ever is to visualize your success. Sometimes it can be difficult to visualize what your future has accomplished, especially when it feels […]
Episode 73: Making a Living as a Freelance Writer, with Eric Rosenberg - Eric provides us with some wonderful examples of how much good we can do for our businesses by just starting, and putting ourselves out there. By attending conferences, talking to the organizers, to organizing mini-events at other conferences, he has been able to position himself for speaking opportunities and more. We also liked the reminder […]
Linda Landers Episode 72: Linda Landers - In this episode we talk with Linda Landers, CEO of girlpower marketing. Linda is a veteran marketer and brand strategist. We go deep in this interview on marketing to women. There are some real insights into what resonates with women, how they buy, as well as the struggle to get women-specific marketing right in a company where […]