Category Archives: BEING in Business

Invisible in Plain Sight: The Role Branding Plays in Being Seen

In episode 57 of Fresh Tracks I speak with personal branding coach Jessie May about what it means to be seen. Seen by the right people. Seen by your tribe. Being seen as your authentic self. Being truly seen as your authentic self entails both how you are being energetically, and how you present yourself to the world as a business. Jessie May shares what a brand is and why taking the time to define yours early on is an important step to your small business success.

You may be blogging, sending an e-zine, speaking or publishing articles and taking other marketing actions but not getting the results you desire. I call it being invisible in plain sight. Jessie May shares how easy it is for this to happen and provides tips for overcoming this common and frustrating struggle. Jessie May also shares her branding tree with us – a visual for how branding, marketing and you fit together. What happens when you show up as the authentic you to your tribe? You may be feeling vulnerable, but your tribe is feeling connection. Which leads to trust, clients, and often a feeling of fulfillment in your business.

Show Notes
2:00 – Jessie May explains the branding tree and what branding actually is
6:15 – When is it a good time to have your own branding done?
9:30 – The two things you must know to establish your brand
14:40 – The struggle of being invisible in plain sight.
16:21 – The role vulnerability plays in connecting with your ideal clients
22:14 – The most important thing to say YES to in business
26: 34 – Tips for keeping yourself ‘seen’ – even if you don’t feel like it
30:00 – How you can benefit by keeping your higher purpose top of mind

About Jessie May
Jessie May is a personal-branding coach and tribe-building expert for soulful solopreneurs who need to be the inspirational face of their business so they can attract a lot of followers to their message!

She’s a true believer that the more a business reflects its owner’s essence, the more impactful it will be, so she’s set out to “make over” boring businesses into authentic, memorable and client-attracting brands.
She does this by helping her clients pull together 4 key areas that must be aligned for their brands to communicate a clear signal to the tribe they want to attract: visuals, messaging, personal presence and program packaging.

In addition to her international coaching business, Jessie May is also the founder of Daring Divas, the largest and most active women’s entrepreneurial Meetup community in Boulder, CO. Since 2011, Daring Divas has hosted multiple events per month designed to support its members in creating authentic, supportive and fun relationships that enhance both their personal and professional lives.

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A Simple Morning Routine to Prime Your Brain for Success

In episode 51 of Fresh Tracks with Kelly Robbins I speak with May McCarthy. Serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of The Path to Wealth, May explains the 7 steps she takes each morning that help her activate her subconscious to help her achieve her goals. Like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, and Albert Einstein, May teaches us that we can learn to rely on intuition to achieve more of what we want in all areas of our life.

May shares specific examples of ways to grow your business with clarity and insightfulness. Her wisdom on conscious capitalism, what it means and how to use it as a powerful tool for the growth and success of everyone involved in a transaction is a must for anyone in business. From attracting the right employees to maximizing profits and financial goals, May’s lifetime of experience both running and selling profitable companies is invaluable and shared in this week’s show!

Show Notes

2:30 – May’s path to using words, thoughts and emotions to achieve goals
7:50 – The morning goal planning session. Setting yourself up for success
12:40 – The role gratitude, intuition, and operating in integrity plays in manifesting
15:30 – The most important step to bringing your goals to fruition
18:00 – Conscious capitalism, having a purpose, and serving your stakeholders
25:00 – Common struggles people have to implementing the seven steps
28:10 – A proven technique to double check your intuition if you aren’t trusting it
31:00 – May’s definition of wealth and how to use her process to achieve it
33:45 – Imagery vs visualization and how to use it in this manifesting process

About May McCarthy
Since 1982, May McCarthy has helped to start and grow six successful companies as large as $100 million in annual revenues.  She is a best-selling author, speaker, university lecturer and angel investor.  She serves on business, philanthropic, arts and university boards.  May has become successful by implementing spiritual principles into her ventures, and it is her passion to pass her knowledge on to others.

She is the author of the best-selling book The Path to Wealth: Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance. www.maymccarthy.com

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Beyond Goal Setting: 3 Habits for Building a Thriving Business

In episode 50 of Fresh Tracks we discuss three simple habits you can incorporate into your daily routine to more easily get things done, grow your business with ease, and create with intention.  Many of us struggle because we work towards our goals haphazardly and start off our work day by getting done what we ‘have to’ first. We prevent our success in our business by unconsciously blocking our happiness, not feeling whole as a person and spending our time trying to fit in rather than appreciating what makes us unique.

In this week’s show we review what happens if you spend just a few minutes focusing on what’s important before starting work each day. Taking a few moments to focus on your goals and move forward with intention can change everything. You will ultimately find you spend less time achieving more. Learning to love who you are and honoring your distinctness, stopping unsupportive patterns that block your happiness, consciously choosing and clearing your relationships, and caring for your work space are just a few of the characteristics of entrepreneurs that build thriving businesses that we discuss in this week’s show!

The result of spending a mere five minutes a day with these habits is the difference in bringing dreams and visions to fruition in a concrete and repeatable way.

Show Notes:
2:00 – How the energetic force that runs your business works
6:00 – Tips for creating a healthy and productive work space
9:30 – The role intentionality plays in your day
12:35 – Money consciousness and circulation. How to keep the circulation flowing!
16:00 – Intentional happiness and ways we block our happiness
20:00 – Discovering where you do not feel you are whole as a person
24:45 – Learn to love your own distinctiveness rather than hide from it
27:00 – Developing the gift to see things as they are rather than how you want them to be

About Kelly Robbins, MA

Kelly Robbins is the author of Trust Your Next Step: Creating the Confidence to Cut Fresh Tracks and publishes the Fresh Tracks with Kelly Robbins podcast and Kelly Robbins Coaching. Kelly helps people create their life their way through their business. Kelly believes that we each have a purpose and that purpose is unique to each of us. Getting clear on who you are, your talents and how you best help people allows you to create a business – in fact a lifestyle – by design. You succeed at this not by copying others, but by following your intuition and carving your own unique path in this world. This individuality is what attracts others to you. This is how you create your own happiness.

Kelly is a marketing coach, writer and seeker of truth that helps guide folks on their journey to self-empowerment, creating work and life as a fun adventure, and knowing how to lead the right clients to your door consistently. Known for her directness and truth-telling, you can visit www.KellyRobbins.net to learn more about the role marketing and personal development play in starting and growing a business and designing a life of your choosing. Kelly is a columnist for the American City Business Journals, a regular blogger for The Work at Home Woman, and created the highly acclaimed Make it Yours: Crafting Your Marketing with SOUL workshops.

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The Art of Voice

In episode 49 of Fresh Tracks I speak with voice coach Hilary Blair about the power of our voice. Hilary teaches us some best practices so you can you best use your voice to both communicate your message and be in your power center so you are heard. In this week’s show you’ll discover the three distinct areas of your voice and understand why they are important as well as the role of each. Hilary also shares the important role of your breath when you speak and the different types of breath that support conveying your message adequately in different situations.

Did you know that your voice is connected to you and your emotions? In fact, your voice is a vulnerable place because it’s connected to your breath and we can unconsciously hold back when we are afraid or nervous – undermining the message we are trying to share. Understanding our bodies built-in coping mechanisms and how to work with them rather than against them is a valuable tool Hilary shares in the show. Are you using your voice as a wall to hide behind? Speak and no one hears you? You don’t feel as if you are speaking as your powerful self in certain situations? Listen in on this week’s show….Hilary shares all!

Hilary shares that embracing the emotional quality of our beingness is what the world needs more of right now and people are starving to hear the full emotion in our voice – we do this by sharing our full selves.

Show Notes
2:20 – Your breath. Your voice. Knowing who you are and getting your message out there
5:00 – The three distinct areas of your voice, including your power source
7:30 – What to do if your message is not landing or not being heard
10:30 – The maturation cycle of your voice and stepping into your mature voice
14:00 – Creating the ‘balanced stereo’ in your voice
17:25 – Difference between a full voice and a deep voice and why it matters
24:30 – Contrast between the belly breath and the athletic breath when you speak
28:00 – Why networking events can be exhausting and what do to about it
31:00 – What happens to your voice when you get nervous and Hilary’s #1 tip for dealing with it

About Hilary Blair
Hilary Blair trains high achievers craving honest feedback in order to reach the next level in business and/or life. She is impassioned by moving beyond habits and learned behaviors to uncover what is unique and authentic in individuals and groups. A presentation and speaking voice expert, Hilary is a highly regarded coach and facilitator working extensively across the globe with a variety of businesses including American Express, Janus Funds, Staples, Liberty Global, Slalom, Merrill Lynch, and Hunter Douglas.

Whether facilitating workshops that use improvisation to improve leadership skills, team building and creativity, or training trainers to hone their craft, Ms. Blair’s 30 plus years as a teacher combined with her professional stage, film and voice over career present a unique skill set. She has participated as a Making Cents’ speaker and mentor at two YSEALI exchanges (Singapore, 2014 and Vietnam, 2015) to deliver expert training on verbal communication and presentation skills. Her skills-building sessions were ranked highly by YSEALI young leaders and many have stayed in touch with Ms. Blair in informal mentorship relationships.

Ms. Blair is founder, CEO and lead coach at ARTiculate: Real&Clear, a communications company which has grown exponentially since its inception. She is an active member of Toastmasters International and is a board member of VASTA – the Voice and Speech Trainers Association. She is on faculty for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and has been adjunct faculty for a number of universities. Hilary holds an MFA in acting from the National Theatre Conservatory and a BA from Yale University.

www.articulaterc.com

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Finding the Gift – A Lesson in Mindfulness

On episode 45 of Fresh Tracks I speak with mindfulness expert Angela Howell. Angela found herself in an incredibly stressful situation when she had to recreate herself after experiencing a work injury that ended her highly successful corporate sales career. Angela shares how practicing simple mindfulness strategies can help you turn life’s obstacles into opportunities. By being mindful we can become aware of how our being uncomfortable is often actually what transmutes us into becoming who we are meant to be.

We don’t have to be trained in meditation or have a daily yoga practice to grow in mindfulness and experience its calming benefits. In this week’s show Angela discusses tips for overcoming common obstacles to embracing mindfulness practices every day. Exploring negative beliefs about yourself, learning to see the blessing rather than the trial in experiences, and recognizing the gift in each situation are all opportunities to renew your passions in life.

Show Notes:
1:30 – How and why Angela created a daily reader
3:35 – Angela’s journey creating Fresh Tracks and how she turned obstacles into opportunities
7:00 – Why comfort can be such an enemy to us becoming who we are meant to be
12:45 – How to recognize your next step
15:00 – The amazing power of 3 minutes of silence
20:00 – Different ways to incorporate mindfulness in your everyday life.
24:00 – Suggestions for becoming conscious of your internal chatter
28:00 – Movement vs exercise and the role it plays in mindfulness

Angela Howell_Finding the GiftAbout Angela
Angela Howell is a speaker, transformation coach, and the author of “Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness,” which quickly ranked in the Tennessean‘s top ten best-sellers list and continues to do so. She considers her award-winning, twelve-year career in corporate sales and eating disorder recovery journey two of her greatest teachers. Passionate about wellness and success, Angela has been seen in Fast Company, Cosmopolitan and Yahoo News, and she is a regular contributor to Huffington Post. Angela is devoted to inspiring people to find renewed passions for living, loving, working and playing. And of course, just being!

FREE GIFT waiting for people who follow Angela’s blog at http://www.FindingtheGift.com.

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Is Your Worrying Manifesting Disaster?

Episode 42- Is Your Worrying Manifesting Disaster?
Did you know that the history of the word worry means to choke or strangle? How much of your time do you spend worrying – about anything? And how is that worry ‘strangling’ any good you are creating? In this week’s Fresh Tracks show Kelly Robbins delves into the inner sanctuary of our mind and examines the effect worrying has on our lives. From the relationships we manifest to how much money we make, worrying plays a significant factor in our overall health, happiness and success. Kelly also goes in-depth on the topics of wealth and abundance to help you examine the roles debt and dependency play in worrying.

With tips to help you derail repetitive worrying and taking control of your thoughts, after listening to this week’s show you’ll easily be manifesting your dreams rather than repelling success! How do gratitude, responsibility and patience play a role in not only manifesting the life and business of our dreams, but creating anything we want from a healthy body to an abundant bank account? Understanding the significance of the love/hate relationship we have when we are dependent on someone and how our natural tendency to rebel can get us into debt is all covered on this week’s show!

Show Notes:
2:00 – Which type of worrier are you?
5:45 – How worrying affects us emotionally, spiritually, mentally, physically
9:30 – What you need to know about lack
11:00 – The incredibly important yet subtle difference between lack and need
13:50 – The secret key to more abundance
16:00 – The spiritual significance of debt and the first step to getting out of debt permanently
18:35 – What is wealth and what causes wealth? The secret to creating a prosperous life
21:30 – The overlooked yet pivotal role of patience
24:00 – What it is to be responsible
25:45 – 4 solid tips for changing your worry habit

helpAbout Kelly Robbins
Author of Trust Your Next Step: Creating the Confidence to Cut Fresh Tracks, Kelly is the founder of the Fresh Tracks podcast and Kelly Robbins Coaching. Kelly helps people create their life their way through their business. Kelly believes that we each have a purpose and that purpose is unique to each of us. Getting clear on who you are, your talents and how you best help people allows you to create a business – in fact a lifestyle – by design. You succeed at this not by copying others, but by following your intuition and carving your own unique path in this world. This individuality is what attracts others to you. This is how you create your own happiness.

Kelly is a marketing coach, writer and seeker of truth that helps guide folks on their journey to self-empowerment, creating work and life as a fun adventure, and knowing how to lead the right clients to your door consistently. Known for her directness and truth-telling, you can visit www.KellyRobbins.net to learn more about the role marketing and personal development play in starting and growing a business and designing a life of your choosing.

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Episode 28 – How ‘Doing the Right Thing’ is Undermining your Success

Episode 28— Kelly helps us see why and how doing things ‘the right way’ rather than ‘the right way for us’ is undermining our success. When we apply this pattern to business we end up with marketing that is technically correct but doesn’t work! In this week’s show Kelly reveals the five steps we all must be willing to take to break the bondages of years of training and conforming to ‘do the right thing’ and discover how to do what’s right for you.

Do you have a corporate background? Your odds of doing the right thing have just increased tenfold! Years of approval by committee and legal departments have quickly sucked the creativity and uniqueness from your soul! Great news! You’ll also unlearn how to create from this space is all covered in this week’s show. Break this unwitnessed sabotaging pattern and begin to consistently attract the right clients to your door!

Show notes:

1:20 – Doing what’s right because we’re supposed to vs doing what’s right to you
4:00 – Your instinct vs Your intellect
8:34 – The number one thing that is preventing you from generating a consistent flow of leads
11:01 – Having the hard conversations
13:35 – The role of forgiveness in cutting fresh tracks
18:35 – Why expecting perfection is the killer of all fresh tracks
21:25 – Choosing who, when and where you focus your attention

SillyKelly_edited-1About Kelly Robbins
Founder of the Fresh Tracks podcast and Kelly Robbins Coaching, Kelly Robbins helps people create their life their way through their business. Kelly believes that we each have a purpose and that purpose is unique to each of us. Getting clear on who you are, your talents and how you best help people allows you to create a business – in fact a lifestyle – by design. You succeed at this not by copying others, but by following your intuition and carving your own unique path in this world. This individuality is what attracts others to you. This is how you create your own happiness.

Kelly is a marketing coach, writer and seeker of truth that helps guide folks on their journey to self-empowerment, creating work and life as a fun adventure, and knowing how to lead the right clients to your door consistently. Known for her directness and truth-telling, you can visit www.KellyRobbins.net to learn more about the role marketing and personal development play in starting and growing a business and designing a life of your choosing.

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Episode 27 – Can the Introvert be Influential?

Episode 27 – Influential communicator Kelly Sheets talks about the power of influence and shares insights into how and when we are actually being influential. How can we embrace the influence we already present in a more powerful and intentional way? Kelly shares that most of us go through each day wasting tons of energy because we are not centered. Kelly shares easy and insightful tips on how to get and stay centered and be influential throughout the day as well as how to approach business situations where you come from your own powerful influence.

Who here would love to gain FOUR HOURS a day, besides me? That and more is possible when you learn about the energetics of influence and how to own your influence, says Kelly. We also examine the relationship between influence and leadership and how the two work together. The big question gets answered…..Are introverts influential? Listen in on this week’s Fresh Tracks to find out! Kelly shares tips for using your influence with intention and we also talked about language and best ways to be influential both when speaking and writing.

Show Notes
1:20 – Why ‘Naked’ Influence and who else has to find out what that means???
6:50 – How to be consciously influential
10:00 – Kelly’s tips for gaining four hours a day
12:32 – Can you be a good leader? Discover the 4 components of being a good leader
17:35 – The energetics of influence
21:50 – The transformative power of being centered
24:45 – Transparency and why people are starving for it
28:00 – Can the introvert be influential? For real???

KellysheetsHSAbout Kelly Sheets
Kelly Sheets is the founder of Naked Influence. Kelly works with influential women who value their success and time to do the things they love. Privately and through retreats, her clients work on communicating effectively, attracting the right people, leading teams, being aware of their desires and connecting deeply with others. She helps women embrace their position of influence and build strong leadership skills that empower those around them. In the process, they create a life that has more time for play and ease.

www.KellySheets.com

Episode 22 – Leadership of Self

Episode 22 –Alexis talks about what it means to be a leader as an entrepreneur and recognizing the importance of the impact we have on changing the lives of others. Leadership of self is an important place of consciousness and as a leader of self you are truly the embodiment of what you stand for. By walking your talk you are being a leader of what you believe and you doing so allows others to do the same.

Understanding ourselves, pushing ourselves, and living the life we choose to is what makes us leaders. Alexis shares that starting a business is an evolution, and if you are not sure about who you are and what you stand for the best thing you can do is start taking action and be in relationship with others. It’s the best way to learn about yourself and what you stand for. Go out and create different experiences and engage in conversations is a great way to develop into the leader you are born to be.

Alexis also shares how confidence presents in our physical body. Women pull their confidence from their body, men from their knowledge. Because we are judged so much by our bodies many women have a difficult time feeling worthy because we aren’t dealing with the shame we may feel of our bodies. Finally Alexis discloses what’s really happening when you feel like you are an outsider looking in – and what to do about it.

Show Notes:
1:30 – Alexis’s journey from forensic social work to entrepreneur.
5:40 – What it really means to be a leader. Being the embodiment of what you stand for.
8:20 – What to do if you’re not sure of your purpose
12:15 – How to develop rock solid confidence and trust in yourself as a leader and a business owner
13:26 – Body image and the shocking role it plays in your confidence
16:29 – Recognizing your confidence or lack thereof
25:10 – How to know when it’s time to get deep healing when you are stuck

AlexisLoganAbout Alexis
Alexis Logan helps high level conscious leaders and change-makers increase their visibility, income, and impact. The founder of Soulful And Wealthy, she’s helped some of the most successful thought leaders and coaches increase their self-worth and confidence to become the hottest leaders in their industries.

Trained as a forensic social worker, Alexis gets to the root of things quickly so her clients handle the real issue standing in the way of their success. She’ll share her simple strategies to up-level your mindset, embody your true strength, and become the leader you were born to be.
www.alexiselogan.com

Episode 21 – How to Stand Out by Putting More of Your Personality In Your Business and Marketing

Episode 21- Therese shares her stories and insights into owning your own value, being confident and comfortable talking about what you do, and sharing your personality in your marketing. Therese’s humor shines in today’s show as she shares many of her own stories on how she has mastered love, business and making money. If you want to be successful in business, particularly if selling to women, you must allow your personality to shine. Yet, many of us are afraid to be vulnerable and share our true selves with our community.

Therese shares five tips on how to be conscious of how you react to situations in order to become aware of how you are being in your relationship with money. Being a grown-up and becoming conscious of your thoughts, actions and reactions about receiving in life is important to making and keeping your profits. Therese also shares how to get in resonance with money and why overcoming your money blocks are key to making the money you desire.

Show Notes
3:30 – Owning your value, talking about what you do, and leading with your personality
6:16 – What you need to know about making money and Therese’s personal lessons she had to work through to master it
8:52 – How to understand your relationship with money and receiving.
9:50 – The relationship dance between men and money
12:50 – Tips to becoming conscious of your relationship with money
14:40 – Why your personality in business matters
20:55 – 5 Tips for finding your unique personality/branding for your business
25:32 – Where hidden visibility issues can sabotage your success
30:00 – Being ‘connection worthy’

ThereseSkellyHSFTAbout Therese
Known as the “Money Mindset Mentor and Business Catalyst, Therese Skelly works with service based entrepreneurs who love what they do and are ready to grow their business in a much easier and more authentic way.

Therese helps those whose business is part of their life purpose clear money blocks so they can learn how to own their value and have powerful, authentic sales conversation.  This means they will make more money, serve more people and have a business that makes them happy.

Having walked the entrepreneurial journey for many years, Therese has created a way to teach her clients how to get their gifts in the world, so they can make the huge difference they desire to.

A former psychotherapist, combined with years of marketing/strategy and consulting, Therese offer’s the perfect blend of both “inner game” work and very tactical, real world strategies that allow her clients to see the results they desire.  You can learn more about Therese at www.HappyinBusiness.com