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60 minutes | Jan 31, 2023
S8 E1 Becoming Unbusy:How to Redesign Your Work-Life Balance
Season 8 Episode 1: Becoming Unbusy: How to Redesign Your Work-Life Balance The modern work environment is fast-paced and demanding, leaving many feeling overwhelmed and stressed. However, it's possible to reclaim your time and become unbusy. Here are some tips for redesigning your work-life balance: Prioritize: Take an inventory of your tasks and prioritize them based on importance and urgency. Focus on what's most important and delegate or eliminate the rest. Set Boundaries: Set clear boundaries between work and personal time. This could mean setting specific hours for work, limiting after-hours email and phone use, or taking breaks throughout the day. Practice Self-Care: Make time for activities that promote physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Whether it's exercise, meditation, or hobbies, prioritize self-care to reduce stress and increase overall happiness. Seek Support: Surround yourself with supportive people and consider seeking professional help if necessary. Reevaluate and Adjust: Regularly evaluate your work-life balance and make adjustments as needed. Life changes, and so should your approach to balancing work and personal time. Website: https://bestlifefunctionalmedicine.com/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063197633604 A quiz--Are You Ready to Work with a Functional Medicine Doctor: https://bit.ly/3imXdDl
27 minutes | Jan 13, 2023
S.7 Ep. 04 Taking Your First Step as an Entrepreneur
Ep. 04 Taking Your First Step as an Entrepreneur I sort of know what it’s like to face change and to step out of the comfort zone. Now for some, change can happen in a number of ways: It could be voluntary for many reasons o Maybe you want to retire with purpose and you’ve had this idea in your head for awhile o Maybe you’re already retired either from the military or the workforce and you want to try life 2.0 but this time doing something that makes you feel alive Or maybe this life change you’re going through isn’t voluntary and you’re scrambling a bit to figure some things out o It could be because of a job loss o It could be because of a divorce o It could be a number of reasons Either way, voluntary change or involuntary change, it’s still change. And that’s something that a lot of people have a hard time with. But if nothing changes, then everything will stay the same right? And it’s for that reason alone that you’re even thinking about stepping out of your comfort zone. Maybe you’re tired of feeling comfortable. And even though you used to think that you’d never really pursue that dream you’ve had to start your own business, now, with the situation you’re facing, it’s starting to look like it might not be such a bad idea after all. Am I right? Like I said, I’ve been through this scenario more than once. But.. you’ve got a lot of questions. And doubts. And then more questions about the answers to the first questions. I get it. There’s a lot to think about. There’s a lot to talk about. But at the same time, if you’re anything like me, overthinking can also be tying your hands behind your back. So, are you an overthinker? Overplanner? One thing I noticed about overthinking is that it always seems to lean toward the negative. Have you ever noticed that? We don’t overthink the positive and wonder about all the things that could go right, do we? We seem to be naturally convinced of the negative and have to have someone, or maybe a few people, who are the ultimate optimist try and break through our negative thinking and persuade us that a good or great outcome is certainly possible as well. In his new book ‘Soundtracks’ by Jon Acuff, he describes overthinking this way. “It’s one of the most expensive things in the world because it wastes time, creativity, and productivity. It’s an epidemic of inaction, a tsunami of stuckness…Over the years, you’ve built a soundtrack about your career. You have a soundtrack for all your relationships. You have a soundtrack you believe about your hopes, dreams, goals, and every other aspect of your life. If you listen to any thought long enough, it becomes a part of your personal playlist.” Now I’m a big fan of planning and being prepared. But I’ve also found that that can be an excuse for never actually moving forward to the point of actually doing something meaningful. Of flipping that commitment switch in your head and calling yourself an entrepreneur. Because there IS an entrepreneurial switch you have to at some point, flip. It’s there. And yes, it’s all about mindset and how we view ourselves and how we view the possibilities of success, and how we view our potential. It’s thinking about how we think. Because our thoughts control our emotions. Ok.. so, do you want to have a successful business someday? Whether it’s something full-time or part-time? If you want to be successful, then it’ll start when you believe you’ll be successful. Don’t have a pathway yet for your dream, then make a path. You can do it. We were made to dream. I believe in you. How? I already told you. If I can do it, so can you. Do you want to be an entrepreneur someday? Then start calling yourself one now. Start thinking of yourself as one now. You’ll need that mindset solidified in your head first, in advance, not later when you think you’ve arrived at some stage of accomplishment. Are you thinking about being an entrepreneur? Then tell yourself you are one now. Think like one. Act like one. Plan like one. Live like one. Introduce yourself as an entrepreneur. It’s not being fake or phony. This is the way it starts the process of how you work through the startup phase of launching your dream. This is what needs to happen to turn that dream into a reality. A commitment. An identity. A new focus on life and how you’ll live it. Don’t think you have what it takes? I won’t believe that. Look, if I can do it, so can you. Now, will you make some mistakes? Of course. Everyone does. And sometimes those mistakes will help you to learn what the true path you’re supposed to be on really is. Mistakes are just life telling you to not do that again. So then when we learn by the life mistakes or the business mistakes, no matter what they are, we’re on the way to a better, more focused path. Now, you can certainly just take all this in and store it away with everything else you’ve learned about starting your business, but be certain of this. The more you delay, the more money it could be costing you. This isn’t a guilt trip I’m pulling on you. This is just me thinking about how much passive income I would have never earned if I didn’t start when I did. Now did I start too late? Maybe. But I can’t change that. Now looking back, if I didn’t start my business when I did, I would have never started the process of receiving that passive income. Translation…money lost. Money never earned. Now if I had never flipped that entrepreneurial switch in my head and just kept working that job I hated, I many thousands of passive income dollars NEVER EARNED. So learn from my mistakes, yes, but also learn from my successes also, OK? There’s a time for planning and waiting and there comes a time to make a commitment. So what’s it going to be? Will today be the day you stop letting others decide what your path will be and take control of your dreams? Will today be the day you make the leap to take your life back? Sometimes there’s a leap forward and sometimes there are baby steps forward. I see it as a leap in your mindset and then the baby steps for the process you’ll need to go through to launch your business. But this message today isn’t about process. It’s about a choice. What are you going to choose to be today? You’re listening to a small business podcast or reading my small business blog for a reason. That shows me that you’re halfway there and you’ve got your finger on the switch you need to flip but you’re not quite sure about something yet. If you’re going to wait until you have all the answers to your questions, then you’ll never flip the switch. There are a lot of things you’ll just have to learn as you go. And that’s ok. That’s a normal part of the process. So whatever reasons you have for believing something other than you being successful? Get rid of them. Think you waited too long and the window of opportunity has passed? Don’t believe it. Not good with technology, so you don’t think you can learn what you need? Don’t believe it. There are plenty of resources and people that will help you. People might think you’re crazy so it’s holding you back. Don’t believe THEM. You’ve had a business before and it didn’t work out so you’re not sure if you can be successful this time. Don’t believe it. Your chances of success are even greater now that you made some mistakes and know what not to do. You can do this! Again, if I can do it, so can you. If you need some help along the way, reach out to someone that’s been through the process with success.
19 minutes | Dec 19, 2022
S7 E3 Finding Your Unique Selling Point
When people have a problem they need to solve, they're looking for a solution from someone who knows how to help and from someone who wants to help. My whole sales approach comes from the 'I can help you with that' perspective. The people who get their business have a very different perspective. They give. They serve. They have a natural ability to focus on the needs of others. Not to just put the spotlight on themselves. And I'm also speaking from the perspective of being a client here. I give my money to those that have proven themselves worthy of my money. They pour out content that helps solve problems. I contact them because they've already given me some great advice (for free), and I want to take it further. They get my money because they've been able to communicate what they do, the problem they solve, and how I need them. This is the foundation of a great USP. The unique selling point. What is a USP? The distinct and appealing idea sets you and your business favorably apart from every other generic competitor. Now, I think a great USP answers the following questions: What's in it for me? Why do I need you? What makes you unique? Why should I pay you? And to answer those questions, you'll want to: Keep it Simple (because attention spans are short) Keep it Short (because attention spans are short) Show the benefit (how it solves a problem) Address an emotion (because even though we'd like to think we look at things from different angles and use our intellect to make decisions, we buy on emotion) Make it memorable (say something that stands out..how I end each Podcast episode) Now, in your USP, Is your product or service: Easier Faster More widely available Simpler Cheaper Have a better guarantee Prettier More efficient Smaller A better value A better design Of higher quality Cutting-edge More time-tested? Do you have a pitch? What's your message? Have you figured this out yet? Can you sift in a little story in your pitch? Look up Martin Barnes on LinkedIn if you need help with a rise. He started Pitch Club, and he's been helping people with their pitches for many years now. To answer the question: Why do I need you? This is where you'll address how you solve a specific problem in the pitch. To answer the question: Why should I pay you? There are a lot of people doing the same thing that you're doing, but if you've proven that you can provide real value for doing that 'thing you do,' AND if they like you (because personality has a lot to do with getting new business), then they'll pay you..and gladly pay you. When my business coach sent email offers for products and services he was selling, I gladly pulled out my credit card and bought e-products and six months of coaching on a specific topic. Why? Because I liked him. And that can be you as well. Be helpful. Be likable. Be a servant leader. Another way of looking at what a good USP consists of hinges around: 'what you have that competitors don't.' Now, that can be a little tricky because, as I said before, many people are doing what you do and offering the same thing you're offering. But this is where your uniqueness comes in. This is where your personality shines through. Why do we pick one professional athlete as 'the best' when there's always someone else out there that's just as good? Because we like them. And that needs to be you. It would be best if you shone through with who you are, even in your USP. What's my USP? I help people launch their personal brand business faster, so they can be more profitable quicker. Why? Because when I started my business 20 years ago, I could have used someone to help me launch more efficiently instead of just 'winging it.' So, I created 'The 7 Basic Building Blocks to a Successful Online Business' course, which I coach people through. What are the seven essential building blocks? Vision- where you want to go and how you want to get there Website- Open for business. Who you are and what you offer. Product/Service- How you can help people solve their problem Marketing- Opening the relationship with your target audience Email list- Building the relationship further Branding- Your verbal, visual, and values identity Copywriting- The words you use to sell stuff All this is excellent information, but I can make your launch easier and faster by tying all the initial tech together. I can either coach you through it or do it for you. That way, you can move on to doing 'that thing you do' and not have to worry about the foundation of your online business and all the frustrating techie stuff that goes along with it. That's my USP.
16 minutes | Dec 5, 2022
S.7 Ep. 02: How mind mapping can help your business
I came across mind mapping years ago, and it’s always helped me to see an overall plan in a great visual way. Always. If you’re not familiar with mind mapping, what is it? A Mind Map is an easy way to brainstorm your thoughts and plans and allows you to visually structure your ideas so you can see how your plan will play out from a different angle. This is great for those who don’t retain things well from just black-and-white print or reading a business plan. Listen to S7 EP02 As Maria Daniels, discusses more on Mind Mapping.
30 minutes | Dec 1, 2022
S7 EP.01 Starting a Business From the Inside Out
20 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
S06 E18 Finding Success & Fulfillment as a Mission-Driven Business Owner
This episode is sponsored by @podcast_sauce. In this episode, Kristen Olsen and Maria Daniels reminisce about experiences of becoming a business owner, why they started, what it means to be mission driven and being in a state of "almost balancing". Kristen is a fellow podcaster and hosts a show called Tumeric and Tequila and can be found here! https://turmericandtequila.com/ Kristen has also founded KO Alliance. KO Alliance works with mission driven humans and businesses to authentically activate in desired communities. Specializing in strategic partnerships- creating mutually beneficial long term relationships. https://koalliance.com/ Leave a podcast review! Find more about Maria and Successfully Chaotic at www.successfullychaotic.com
26 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
S06 E17 Reclaiming your identity, autism mom, burnout to unstoppable
Claudia Taboada is an author, speaker and burnout prevention coach for busy high achieving mothers who wear multiple hats and who are feeling burned out and overwhelmed. Her coaching program helps them reclaim their health, their sanity and their power in 90 days or less. In this episode, Maria and Claudia discuss being mothers, autism, dealing with change, regaining your identity, building self and being your own guide and a Self - Reflection Journal and Planner that can aid those in need of reclaiming their power. Find Claudia online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClaudiaTaboadaTheUnstoppableMom/ Self-Reflection Journal & Memoir: https://www.amazon.com/Claudia-Taboada/e/B084D9S265/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dsk Find everything that's Successfully Chaotic here: www.sucessfullychaotic.com
57 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
S06 E16 Is winning and failing and synonymous with success?
Tim Winders is a Strategic Coach, Author, and host of SeekGoCreate, a podcast and YouTube interview show. In this episode, Maria and Tim discuss parenting, lifestyle change, being forced to change, what it's like living the nomad life and more from his experiences for over 40 years in leadership, business and ministry. Tim's Website: https://timwinders.com/ Tim's Podcast: https://seekgocreate.com/ Tim's Book: https://timwinders.com/book Discover more episodes, blogs and more from Maria Daniels: www.successfullychaotic.com
19 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
S06 E15 How I navigate through small business ownership and mindfulness
Maria Daniels shares thought process during inflation, what it's like navigating a small business and how to overcome struggle and pivoting thought uncertainty and maintaining awareness and mindset... Follow @successfully_chaotic Email @email@example.com Visit: successfullychaotic.com Visit: resetbusinessconsulting.com Follow @resetbusinessco Visit: resetbusinessconsulting.com
36 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
S06 E14 FINE is a 4-letter word and does meditation work?
This is Successfully Chaotic's 100th episode!! Lori Saitz is the founder of Zen Rabbit and podcast host of FINE is a 4-letter word. She joins Maria Daniels today to discuss how she walked away from her marriage and first business to evolve from being fine and creating her new business, Zen Rabbit. Also, is meditation something that should be part of one's practice and does it work? Lori can be found on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorisaitz/ Lori's website: https://zenrabbit.com/ Everything Successfully Chaotic: www.successfullychaotic.com
45 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
S06 E13 Education, Connections and Entrepreneurship in 2022
SJ Barakony is the education sherpa and super connecter. SJ visits Maria Daniels to discuss the insights that happen to be revealing itself in the shift that is creating growth and opportunity in today’s society. Millions of Americans may have removed themselves from the day to day 9-5 and moved into the space of letting their “side hustles” become a main source of income. Connect with SJ online: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sbslsfoundersj/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.education.sherpa/ Want more Successfully Chaotic? Visit www.successfullychaotic.com
36 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
S06 E12 How to homeschool while being an entrepreneur and parent.
Shane Eastman is a founder for the OWL Home Education Network organization dedicated to the purpose of bringing first-class educational opportunities to children. Shane shares how he formed this network and how one can balance homeschooling, entrepreneurship and parenting. "No matter how chaotic life might get, focus on what is going to have the greatest amount of impact and get it done, then move on to the next thing. Don't sweat the small stuff like caring what other people think because in reality, they don't." - Shane Eastman Find the network online: www.owlhomeeducationnetwork.com https://www.facebook.com/OWL-Home-Education-Network-101448062458399 Connect with Maria and find all things Successfully Chaotic www.successfullychaotic.com
60 minutes | May 10, 2022
S06 E11 P.L.U.S.H Life, It’s never too late and the afterlife of prison to purpose
Anthony Jae Gonzalez joins Maria Daniels and returning guest, Wize Otero on this episode of Successfully Chaotic. Anthony is an author, podcaster and entrepreneur. He is a co-owner of Real Wize Productions and the owner of A1 Plus 1 Property Maintenance. After serving time in prison, Anthony found purpose in sharing letters with is son from behind bars to learn his truth. Anthony shares why his story is worth sharing, and the importance of taking a chance on yourself instead of waiting for others to push you to take action with your gift. Wize Otero is Anthony's cousin and one of his biggest supporters for his podcast and business, Real Wize Productions. Wize is the host of Stuck in My Mind Podcast. Find Anthony's book: www.amazon.com/dp/1736938118 Find Real Wize Productions: www.realwizeproductions.com YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPOq5-EZHaXm0XKc18fy4dw Find more things Successfully Chaotic: www.successfullychaotic.com
11 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
S06 E10 The Art of Listening
In this solo episode, Maria Daniels shares why listening is so important in life and as a business owner. Taking a step into entrepreneurship can be a challenge however the more one listens to their clients and what they need, they can help them be a major key to their success and building a long lasting relationship. Looking for more things and episode of Successfully Chaotic? Visit www.successfullychaotic.com
53 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
S06 E09 RV living, Planning, Parenting and What it means to pivot
Matt Ruttenberg is the founder of SureLI Insurance, CMO of Life, Inc. and a Financial Entrepreneur. In this episode, Matt and Maria discuss Matt's journey to where he is now, what it's like living in an RV, how he ventured into entrepreneurship and what it means to plan and take risks. Find Matt online here at these sites and check out his tips for your financial journey on TikTok: https://lifeincrs.com/ https://sureli.co/ https://www.tiktok.com/@matt_ruttenberg Find everything Successfully Chaotic on my website: www.successfullychaotic.com
43 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
S06 E08 NFTs for Creativity, NFTDropLLC with @staceytoy
Stacey Toy is a Film Producer, Executive Producer and co-host of Fan Room Live with Cedric the Entertainer. She's also a cofounder of NFTDropLLC with Rod Thompson and Gil Laureiro. In this episode, Stacey shares with Maria the power of NFTs to fund creativity, diversifying your income, kindness in networking, and Digital Real Estate. Stacey can be found online: https://www.linkedin.com/in/staceytoy/ https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100077544634637 Instagram: @staceytoy & @nftdropllc Join us on Women's Indie Pods United: https://hopin.com/events/womens-indie-pods-united/registration?fbclid=IwAR2_gSepQ5paINqKzVgFF-HdVixQEz6lwCLGwAj1XwMKrG2BooMvLJi69yIhttps://hopin.com/events/indiepodsunited/registration Looking for more more things Successfully Chaotic? Visit www.successfullychaotic.com
48 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
S06 E07 Evolution: Motherhood to Business owner and podcaster
Sara Bradford is a member of the Autism Council of Utah and also owner of an Advocates Support Group. She is a mother of 3, that are autistic. Sara is happily married to her husband of over 17 years, who has also recently discovered, he too is on the autism spectrum. Sara is also a Global Autism Speaker Sara shares her experiences of transitioning from a stay at home mom to one of the leading voices in the Autism Awareness / Spectrum community in podcasting. Maria and Sara discuss dealing with adversity and feelings of imposter syndrome. Also discussed, parenting awareness, learning by doing, taking a step back, creating safety kits for children on spectrum, being an author of multiple childrens books, being of service to the community. SJ Childs can be found online: https://sjchilds.org/ Find her children books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/SJ-Childs/e/B07YBMJ5YW%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Connect with your host Maria Daniels: www.successfullychaotic.com
34 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
S06 E06 Jammin’ in Jamaica with Jeffery Jamaica founder, Dr. Jeffrey S Schussler
Dr. Jeffery S Schussler joins Maria Daniels on this episode of Successfully Chaotic! Dr. Schussler is a podiatrist with a clothing line created as an ode to the Jamaican lifestyle and vibe. In this episode, Jeffery shares how a moment he defied death lead him to his moment to create Jeffery Jamaica. Jeffery's clothing line can be found here: https://www.jeffreyjamaica.com/index.html Maria Daniels can be found here: www.successfullychaotic.com
60 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
S06 E05 Mindset, Realign and Reset
Join host Maria Daniels and returning guest, Stacey Pryce on this episode of Successfully Chaotic! Stacey Pryce is a blogger, and founder of Pryce on Purpose and Quality Theory and cohost with Maria Daniels on Spontaneity! In this episode, we discuss common moments a new business owner can face mentally and how to manage the anxiety, doubt and fear that may come up when trying something new. We also discuss the importance of taking your idea to the next level. Find Stacey online: https://linktr.ee/pryceonpurpose Find Maria Daniels online: www.successfullychaotic.com Join our Spontaneity Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/261691752208399/
66 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
S06 E04 Balancing home, business and entrepreneurship
Christina M Johnson is a returning guest and founder of Testimony Publishers LLC, The R.I.S.E VIRTUAL SUMMIT & The M.O.M.M.Y Podcast. She helps entrepreneurs add an additional 6 Figures to their income using their story and a digital product. Join Christina's upcoming summit by visiting www.risenowsummit.com & https://www.facebook.com/groups/wealthbeyond6figures/?ref=share_group_link In this episode, Christina and Maria catch up on taking the first steps to success, getting your mind right, putting out an e-book, how to balance family and business and how to learn from your chaos to level up your life! Visit the links above to reach Christina! Find everything that is Successfully Chaotic at www.successfullychaotic.com!
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