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12 minutes | Sep 13, 2020
How to Slay Energy Vampires in Business
What would happen to your business if you slayed the number one energy vampire holding you back? Energy vampires are the people, groups or things who suck the life out of you without offering much in return. They can be family members, clients, neighbors, friends or co-workers...they are the people or things that make you feel totally drained over and over again. Your time and energy could be better served minimizing your interactions with these energy vampires. Today we will explore how to slay your energy vampires so that you can reach your highest potential in business and in life. A common energy vampire in business is the “needy client”. You know, the client who always wants to speak with you after business hours, wants you to do all the things for them, or has payment preferences that make it more difficult for you to get paid. Are you serving yourself in business by accepting everyone who walks in the door? Or does the quality of your client relationship matter? Ask yourself who is the number one person in your business who drains the life out of you without receiving much in return. You can either delegate what you do for this person or minimize or eliminate altogether your interactions with this person. You can say no. Tough love is the key. There are 3 steps to showing tough love to your energy vampire: Decide what matters most to you in your business. Set boundaries around your priorities and communicate these boundaries clearly. Don’t feed the animals. You can’t breathe life back into your energy vampires once you’ve set some healthy boundaries. So don’t continue a relationship at the same level with your energy vampire once you’ve been clear. You will get back a ton of time and energy which can now be redirected to something more important, and over time, more profitable. Energy vampires are a big obstacle in business, but they can also be a source of success. What would happen to your business if you minimized the person or thing that is taking away your precious time and energy? What is the highest value activity on your list that you know you need to focus on? The power of slaying your energy vampires is that you now have the time and energy to do that high value activity! I’d love to hear your story. Have you slayed an energy vampire? What changed in your business as a result? Share with me your story by email: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe, Rate and Review Vision to Thrive on Apple Podcasts today! I’d be honored to be reviewed by you! Please visit www.andreaseeney.com for more information about my coaching and speaking services.
12 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
How to Cure Imposter Syndrome
Today we’re getting into it about one of the biggest fears that hold women back from starting new businesses, changing careers, and adding on new streams of income: imposter syndrome. It’s the fear that you will be exposed for the fraud that you really are. Unqualified. Undeserving. Over your head. Overly ambitious. I share the experience of three successful entrepreneurs who have reinvented themselves in a new business or new stream of income. All of them had some form of imposter syndrome, but they each beat it back and kept pushing on to be successful. How did these women quiet the imposter voice in their minds? By shifting from a scarcity to an abundance mindset. By changing the narrative to what’s possible. By being authentic. The question is not, “Are you a fraud??” The question is “What is it costing you to stay on the sidelines??” I’d love to hear your story. Have you struggled with imposter syndrome? How did you beat it back? Share with me your story by email: email@example.com Subscribe, Rate and Review Vision to Thrive on Apple Podcasts today! I’d be honored to be reviewed by you! Please visit www.andreaseeney.com for more information about my coaching and speaking services.
24 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Sneak Peek of the Aligned & Balanced Small Group Coaching Program
I’m thrilled to share an exclusive “sneak peek” of the Aligned & Balanced small group coaching program enrolling now! The first program SOLD OUT, and registration for the new section closes August 17...I will cap the group at 15 so limited spots now remain. Register here to save your spot now! https://andrea-seeney-1531.mykajabi.com/offers/rzo6eYKW The secret is out: work/life balance doesn't exist. A global pandemic, children to home school, a career or side business to manage, a partner’s work from home to manage, household and community commitments...it's all overwhelming. It is possible, however, to simplify and reclaim control. Think of it as a totally new concept: work/life integration. Because that is what’s happening now more than ever...You are the same, 1 person serving many different people in many different ways, making the best decisions you can in each moment of every day. And you deserve to put yourself on the list. In this small group coaching program, we will dive deep on creating your vision for your future, aligning your priorities, defining what is “enough” to meet your needs, saying no to all the noise that distracts you from them, learn simple systems and productivity tips to help you navigate your day, and some easy ways you can give yourself a little love and grace. In week one, we will begin to dismantle work/life balance. (Don’t worry we will build it back - promise!) The result is the confidence in knowing that priority realignment and putting simple systems in place can help integrate your work and family life, putting you back in the driver’s seat. The learning objectives of Aligned & Balanced Month 1 include.. ...Define your priorities and set your boundaries based on your vision ...Identify your obstacles and strategies to overcome them ...Adopt simple systems for your work/life integration ...Incorporate daily self care ...Create your daily success plan to stay focused This program works! The support, encouragement, and accountability from the community of like minded women who are joining you is a game changer. After 4 weeks you will have a sustainable work/life integration system that puts you on the list, simplifies your life, and leads to more overall happiness. That’s a pretty good return for $397! Listen to this episode to decide if A&B is right for you. LIMITED spots remain, and registration ends August 17. We kick off our first live Zoom call on Tuesday night, August 18th at 9pm est / 8 pm cst. REGISTER NOW! This program WILL sell out! https://andrea-seeney-1531.mykajabi.com/offers/rzo6eYKW Subscribe, Rate and Review Vision to Thrive on Apple Podcasts today! I’d be honored to be reviewed by you! Please visit www.andreaseeney.com for more information about my coaching and speaking services.
22 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Should I Homeschool My Kids This Year?
“Will I be a good teacher?” “Do I have enough patience?” “Will my kids be behind?” Whether your kids are beginning the school year with remote learning from home, or you’re developing your own homeschool curriculum, these are the questions swirling in the minds of many moms this summer. This episode does not seek to advocate for one education approach over another, but rather, to help you decide whether homeschooling is a good fit for you and your family. Deciding whether to homeschool your kids for the coming school year can be intimidating and overwhelming. If this has been on your heart, but you’re unsure of whether it’s the right fit for you and your family, then today’s episode is for you. Enter veteran homeschooler, and mother of 3, Olivia Rutkowski! Olivia shares with us today how she made the decision to homeschool her now 8 year old child over 5 years ago. Although her homeschooling decision was unrelated to covid, it was also not one she had planned on her whole life. Olivia walks us through her decision making process, and how she ignored the naysayers. “But what if I screw up my kids?” Olivia shares this is a totally normal fear that every homeschooler ponders from the beginning. Homeschooling is not permanent. So if it doesn’t work out for you or your kids, then you can always re-enroll back in your public school. Check your state’s education website to make sure you’re complying with the formal process of withdrawing, declaring your intent to homeschool, and re-enrollment, but at the end of the day, your decision to homeschool can always be undone. Olivia shares that if you love your kids, and you are reasonably intelligent, then that’s enough to homeschool. You and your family know what is best for your kids, and no matter what, you will make the right decision. No child will be behind. To learn more about homeschooling, or to receive support and personal mentorship from Olivia Rutkowski, please email Olivia at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Exciting news! A new section of Aligned & Balanced is open now for registration! This small group, high touch coaching program is designed to be a 12 week coaching program, with a minimum 4 week commitment to begin. Program kids off August 11! Prepay for all 12 weeks and save here! https://andrea-seeney-1531.mykajabi.com/offers/X8MJhfC7 Or save your spot and pay month to month here! https://andrea-seeney-1531.mykajabi.com/offers/rzo6eYKW Email me: email@example.com to see if Aligned & Balanced would be a good fit for you! Subscribe, Rate and Review Vision to Thrive on Apple Podcasts today! I’d be honored to be reviewed by you! Please visit www.andreaseeney.com for more information about my coaching and speaking services.
16 minutes | Jul 26, 2020
How to Reclaim Control Over Your Work/Life Balance
Today’s episode is an open invitation to you to reclaim control over your life. I am talking about putting yourself on the list, and showing up for you. Are you ready to get off the Corona Coaster? To ditch the idea that you can have your work, or your family, but you can’t have both? It has been a stressful, overwhelming last 4 months for moms, and in particular, working moms. It’s about to get dicey again with the back to school transition. Virtual school, hybrid school, homeschool - all of it comes with uncertainty and overwhelm. How much easier would it be to tackle these challenges with a group of like minded, supportive women to share best practices and encouragement, and a trusted guide by your side? Over the past 12 weeks, I have had the honor of coaching 11 women in a small group, high touch program called Aligned & Balanced. It has been life changing for me to watch them transform their lives. Not because I have any answers. Not because there is a secret system that’s one size fits all. Not because it’s easy. But because each member was willing to show up for herself, reflect inward, dream outward, and support and encourage each member of the group without judgment. We are facing another gigantic transition in our work and family lives with school starting back for many of us in August. Some believe it’s the official death of the working mom, but I beg to differ. Aligned & Balanced offers a positive and uplifting program trusting your intuition, developing new systems that help you get more out of your day, and setting new boundaries to stay focused on what matters most to you. I am now opening a NEW 4 week Aligned & Balanced small coaching group program to meet your needs. Only 12 spots will be available - first come, first served. We will meet via Zoom 1 hour per week (all calls will be recorded), you will receive specially curated course materials to work on at your convenience, and you will be a part of a private Facebook community for encouragement and support. Topics will include: Demystifying Work/Life Balance (sshh! It never really existed and 2020 is truly the death of it!), How to Get More Out of Your Day, Finding Your Purpose, Give Yourself a Little Grace, Consistent Self Care = A Healthier Lifestyle, Letting Go of Pleasing People, and so much more! Don’t take my word for it! Here is what current Aligned & Balanced small group members are saying… “The Aligned and Balanced small group coaching program has been a very challenging yet rewarding program. Andrea’s coaching and course work materials have helped me take a deep dive into key areas of my business and personal life. The small group community is an amazing way to be real and to learn and grow with like minded women. I highly recommend Andrea’s coaching for anyone looking to grow in their personal and professional lives. “Working with Andrea has been an absolute revelation! Her skills as a leader are evident during each group meeting. She always captures each member’s sentiments, concerns and brings it full circle by validating our feelings and asking us how we’re going to handle going forward.” -Jen H. “Prior to starting the Aligned & Balanced small group coaching program, I was adrift. I was going in so many different directions and accomplishing very little in my personal life. Business had taken over! There was no joy. Being a part of our small group has helped me realize that self-care is imperative to personal success. And, without personal success (in my case, making the time for self-care throughout the day), all the success in business means nothing. In speaking with Andrea one-on-one, I realized with her help that I was truly “empty”. I had lost sight of “me”. I was just going through the motions. Now, I stand firm in my resolve to take care of myself—physically, mentally, spiritually. Tiny steps taken every day over the course of the last couple of weeks have truly led to big results!” -Tammy B. “Andrea has found her calling...she is an amazing coach who has helped me in both group and personalized sessions learn how to put myself back on my priority list and helped guide me through some complex issues in my professional life in a corporate setting. Her approach is tailored to what you need. The group sessions have been rewarding as well. Hearing from other women, from various backgrounds, has been so meaningful. It’s made me realize I’m not alone in the struggle to achieve work-life balance.” -Jen K. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started on your own journey. Aligned & Balanced is designed to be a 12 week coaching program, with a minimum 4 week commitment to begin. We will begin the week of August 10. I can’t wait to chat with you! Subscribe, Rate and Review Vision to Thrive on Apple Podcasts today! I’d be honored to be reviewed by you! Please visit www.andreaseeney.com for more information about my coaching and speaking services.
17 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
In School, Virtual Learning or Homeschool: What's Best For You and Your Family?
We are more than 4 months into this twilight zone of a daily existence (also known as the “Coronacoaster”) with our children at home all day, our work from home all day, and our childrens’ in school instruction now not looking so hot for fall. I am nauseous and ready to get off the ride now! We are starting to hear about school districts not opening in person next month due to pockets of coronavirus cases popping up. And everyone in your Facebook feed seems to have an opinion about it. Negativity and hostility runs rampant on social media and in the news, and you don’t need to look far for an answer on what’s best for your kids and your family this fall. I have no such answers for you today. I will not join the chorus of voices who think they know more than you about what’s best for you and your family. I do, however, have a positive, uplifting, and alternative perspective for how to address your work/life integration as we enter the next stage of this public health crisis. It involves embracing what you love about both your work and your family, and integrating these elements into your daily life. Turning away from the negativity of your news feed. Only listening to the opinions of the 3 people who matter most in your life. Reimagining a world where the perfect balance between work and family (which was a lie from the get go!) doesn’t even matter anymore. Only the things that matter most to you count - your faith, your self care, your kids, your significant other, your career, for example. I share how I integrated my work and family life when I created my first business from scratch and built a substantial income. Of course it wasn’t easy, and there were a ton of hard times, both financially and emotionally. But choosing between my work and my family never felt authentic to me. So I decided to make it work - imperfectly, but with intention. Bottom line - you know what is best for you and your kids. Trust yourself. No matter what you choose - in person instruction, remote learning, or homeschooling - you and your kids will be ok, and no one will be left behind. Subscribe, Rate and Review Vision to Thrive on Apple Podcasts today! I’d be honored to be reviewed by you! Share with me what you’d like to hear about next or if you’d like to collaborate please email: email@example.com. Please visit www.andreaseeney.com for more information about my coaching and speaking services.
18 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
You Can Have Your Work or Your Children, But You Can't Have Both
Today we’re talking about choices. Choice is great, except when we feel boxed into choosing between 2 things, and 2 things only. We can’t have both, and we can’t have a third option. That’s called a zero sum game. There’s a winner and a loser. Right now we’re inundated with “either/or” choices...you can either send your kids to school, or you can homeschool them. You can either open up the economy, or you can save lives. The implicit assumption is that you either care about yourself or you care about other people, but you can’t care about both at the same time. Sounds pretty judgy, right? But is it a real choice. Is it a false dichotomy? What if we took away the limitation that there are only two options? What if an alternative solution could exist? Today we examine the binary choice women face on work and family life (that has only gotten worse because of Covid-19): You can either have a successful career, or you can be a good mom. What is true about that question in your life? Work and family are in competition with one another. Some companies have actually told women they can no longer continue working from home unless they have made childcare arrangements. What is fair to women to pit work and family against each other? Today we challenge this way of thinking in our lives. What would our lives look like if work and family didn’t have to compete against one another? What if companies embraced women and offered more choices to continue a work from home arrangement (if that was working well) post Covid? What if companies partnered with women to determine what activities and responsibilities could be eliminated or curtailed, or turned into artificial intelligence so that women could simplify their work/life? What if companies subsidized childcare for women? This is a time of great discomfort because so much about the Covid world has challenged our way of thinking. It is possible to walk away from the “either/or” mentality on work/life balance when you are willing to get uncomfortable and ask your support system for what you need. I share my own personal example of how I rejected an “either/or” mentality earlier this year. What, if anything, about your work/life arrangement would need to change to serve you better? Subscribe, Rate and Review Vision to Thrive on Apple Podcasts today! I’d be honored to be reviewed by you! Share with me what you’d like to hear about next or if you’d like to collaborate please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit www.andreaseeney.com for more information about my coaching and speaking services.
20 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
How to Recognize the Signs of Burnout
We are burned out as a society right now. The daily stress, fear and anxiety caused by the Covid-19 global pandemic has stretched us mentally, physically and emotionally to the brink. Putting coronavirus aside, however, how do you know if you’re burned out in your career or in your home? Today I share the 5 signs that you might be burned out. The concept of burnout is a controversial one. Shame, disappointment and fear can come up feeling like we aren’t cutting it. But acknowledging that you are burned out can lead to incredible joy and satisfaction in your next chapter. Today I share how I burned out as a big law firm attorney, and how I was able to recognize the signs of burnout to make much needed changes in my life. Here are 5 signs to recognize burnout in your life... You’re going through the motions You have little to no patience You think, “what’s the point?” Music does not affect your mood You don’t feel valued or purposeful in your work or home You are a human, not a machine. If you’ve hit an inflection point in your career or your home life, it may be time to pause and to take a break. You have the choice to rediscover your interests, strengths, and priorities. It’s ok to admit you might be burned out. There is life on the other side! Subscribe, Rate and Review Vision to Thrive on Apple Podcasts today! I’d be honored to be reviewed by you! Share with me what you’d like to hear about next or if you’d like to collaborate please email: email@example.com. Please visit www.andreaseeney.com for more information about my coaching and speaking services.
11 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
How to Get Motivated
Are you waiting to feel good to feel motivated? If so, you might be waiting for a lifetime. Feelings are fickle. Sometimes we feel good, and sometimes we don’t. So our feelings can’t be the barometer for our motivation. We’ve got to be present and be intentional to get motivated. Try these 3 easy steps to get motivated … (1) Stop feeding yourself negative content … limit your engagement with the news and social media. 10 minutes per day is more than enough to educate yourself about the information you need to know. Then you’re moving on. (2) Write down 1 thing that brings you joy or moves your business forward … it doesn’t need to be a big thing. It could be taking a walk, making a phone call to a loved one, doing 1 thing on your business to do list, or reading a gratitude journal entry. The exercise of writing down that one thing is the key. Not the result, or the magnitude of the one thing. (3) Do that 1 thing. The action part is essential. Taking the action is not related to how you feel in the moment. Just do it. These 3 steps are super simple, right? Over time, taking these steps each day with just one small (different) thing will lead to consistent motivation, and eventually, to big results. But remember, whether you feel good or not before you begin these steps is irrelevant. You are going to take these 3 steps regardless of how you feel. That’s everything. The more you take action, the more positive energy you will feel, and the easier it will be to stay motivated! And don’t forget to give yourself a little grace when you can’t bring yourself to take these steps. Get up the next day and start over again. To get and stay motivated, just wash, rinse, and repeat as much as you can. Subscribe, Rate and Review Vision to Thrive on Apple Podcasts today! I’d be honored to be reviewed by you! Share with me what you’d like to hear about next or if you’d like to collaborate please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit www.andreaseeney.com for more information about my coaching and speaking services.
59 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
A Conversation about Race: It's Not about Being Colorblind
Are you struggling with how to talk about race with your children, friends, and community following the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breona Taylor, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks (just to name a few)? Do you want to engage in positive action to make a change but don’t know where to start? Human dignity is at the heart of my conversation about race with Dr. Tiffany Russell, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at St. Martin’s Episcopal Day School. Dr. Russell is a black woman, wife and mother, accomplished professional and educator, and the daughter of a retired black police officer. Dr. Russell brings to the table a refreshing, non-political viewpoint missing from the social media and news media platforms that appear to be obsessed with emphasizing extremists, negativity, and violence. Dr. Russell could not be more clear: it’s not about being colorblind. Blackness is beautiful. It’s hard to have an authentic conversation if you deny the topic’s existence and that it carries meaning and value. Our skin color does make us different. According to Dr. Russell, removing the negative value placed on the black race requires work. So instead, ask yourself, “what messages did I receive growing up about race?” You can’t unhear and you can’t unlearn sharing personal stories. According to Dr. Russell, sharing your personal stories is a powerful initial action to engage in a conversation about race that recognizes the value and the difference in understanding the black experience. The next step is to get more information. To recognize and to educate yourself on the systemic differences in the way black people have been treated historically. Dr. Russell suggests engaging in the arts and the products of the black community, such as poetry, to understand the systemic nature of racism. She recommends the following books that interrogate systems: “Their Eyes are Watching God,” by Zora Neale Hurston, “The Fire Next Time,” by James Baldwin, “Things Fall Apart,” by Chinua Acheb, and “Between the World in Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Dr. Russell further suggests “decolonizing your bookshelf”. Removing texts from your library that demean black people or suggest they enjoyed being enslaved, books that no longer serve you, and books that do not share the history of protests and examples of black empowerment. Dr. Russell has added diverse books to her children’s library to ensure they know they are special and loved. Suggested historical fiction authors to decolonize your bookshelf … Julia Alvarez and Edwidge Danticat. Then it’s all about action. Dr. Russell shares this waking up period for our culture is essential for identity development. According to Dr. Russell, the white community has their own racial background and culture, but because we don’t talk about it we don’t recognize what our whiteness means and how “white privilege” is wielded. It’s uncomfortable to recognize what whiteness means, but the process can be started by journaling quietly and by “standing in” for non-white friends to challenge racism when we see and hear it. It’s ok to feel guilty, but then it’s crucial to push through the guilt and start taking some action. Dr. Russell deconstructs for us the stereotype of the “angry black woman”. She suggests reading “The Authenticity Principle” by Ritu Bhasin for a great framework on how to increase racial authenticity in your life. Most importantly, Dr. Russell shares that engaging in a conversation that acknowledges the disparate treatment of black people is crucial to moving forward. What questions about race do you have for Dr. Russell? Email them to me: email@example.com and we will continue this conversation together. Rate, Review and Subscribe to this podcast today! Please visit www.andreaseeney.com to explore my private and group coaching services. I’d love to chat with you and find out what might be a good fit for you!
35 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
How to Create an Abundant Money Mindset
Do you envision a life that doesn’t have you leveraged financially? Would you love to earn more on more flexible terms? Enter Money Mindset Guide, Jenny Gremillion, to help us get into our abundant money mindset in today’s episode. Jenny left a multiple six figure career in medical device sales to stay home with her three children. She now manages seven real estate investment properties and helps women get creative with money. Jenny took off the golden handcuffs by learning into her faith, her belief in herself, and her strong work ethic. She re-invented her income from home by learning new skills in real estate investing, and by investing her money in a team who could help her accomplish her goals. She trusted in herself to figure out a new way to make money even though on paper it didn’t make sense to give up her old career. Today she is happier than when she was earning the multiple six figure income because now she is helping people make their money work for them, and she is more present with her family. Jenny shares her top tips to create an abundance mindset around money, how to get into real estate investing to supplement your income, how to align your priorities with your money mindset, and why you don’t need to earn more money to win with money. To hear more of Jenny’s money mindset tips, join her free Facebook group, “Artful Money” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/243932153581089/ Subscribe, Rate & Review this episode on Apple Podcasts today! Please visit www.andreaseeney.com for more information about my coaching and speaking services.
20 minutes | May 28, 2020
5 Steps to Follow Your Intuition
In Episode 12, I share my 5 step system to follow your intuition. We live and operate in a very linear world based on logic and structure. Our career paths, in particular, tend to be based on logical hoops, often financially motivated, that we jump through in order to advance to the next level. In our home lives, we have adopted structured roles and habits which follow certain patterns of behavior often based on what we had growing up. We often don’t question these structures because they’ve been in existence for so long. I believe that we are all given a very powerful intuition. But we are walking around like we have headphones blaring loud music in our ears so we ignore it. We don’t give ourselves the opportunities to be quiet for long enough to listen to and to trust our intuition. For me, my intuition is rooted in my faith. You can think of your intuition as whatever is in line with your belief system: gut instinct, a knowing, a whisper, God, spirit...or whatever it is that brings you in touch with your inner voice. Glennon Doyle, author of “Untamed,” (highly recommend reading this book!) refers to her intuition as “a knowing”. We have gotten lost in the ways of the world (particularly during corona chaos!) and have strayed far, far away at times from our intuition. Getting back in touch with your intuition is a powerful tool to help guide you to your next right step in your life. The 5 steps for following your intuition are (1) quiet yourself, (2) listen, (3) do not seek any advice, (4) trust what you learn, and (5) take one small step. In this episode, I share 2 stories to make these points come to life. I first share how I failed to follow my intuition by turning my back on the practice of yoga for more than 13 years. I share in the second story how I trusted my intuition after an incident working at a big law firm - a decision that saved me from a life of continued exhaustion and misalignment in my life priorities. Subscribe, Rate & Review this episode on Apple Podcasts today! I read all of your reviews and they mean so much to me! I'd love to share more with you about my coaching services - take a peek here to learn more - www.andreaseeney.com
33 minutes | May 26, 2020
How to Use Instagram to Build Your Brand
Art gallery owner and creative entrepreneur, Alyssia Leggett, takes us on her personal journey to find flexibility in her work, to live out her creative vision for her life, and to break free of imposter syndrome. After working for 18 years as a marketing and advertising executive, Alyssia found herself struggling to balance the demands of work and family. She always had a creative nudge in the back of her mind to go out on her own and start something...but she had never even worked at an art gallery before. Less than 2 years ago, Alyssia said yes to her inner voice, and used her Instagram account to launch her business. Alyssia named her studio “Jenner McGinn” after her two girls’s middle names - who are named after her grandparents - two of the creative inspirations in Alyssia’s life. The girls are Alyssia’s business partners, and are very involved in her at-home business rearranging art as it comes in the door. Alyssia used her existing Instagram feed of artists and creatives she admired as the springboard for her new business. She drafted personalized messages to the artists she admired and authentically shared she was new, she was eager, she had a solution to their need (to help them promote their own work!), and she would be honored if they took a chance on her. Some ignored her, some said no, and some said yes. Alyssia did not do any paid advertising to get her business off the ground. She shared authentically with her current network of friends and family, reached out and followed up 1:1 with target clients in her social media feed with personal messages. What she found was that the artists helped HER learn the business. The artists and Alyssia formed genuine relationships in which they offered her support and encouragement as she started her new venture. Women supporting other women in business is a real and powerful thing! If you’ve got a business selling goods or services at higher price points, then you’ll definitely want to hear Alyssia’s top tips for selling those higher ticket items effectively! (Sneak peak - she offers a wide range of prices starting from $60 and up). Alyssia also offers some real advice to aspiring entrepreneurs considering making the jump. To see the art Alyssia showcases at Jenner McGinn Studio, or to learn more about her art workshops discussed in this episode, please visit www.jennermcginnstudio or visit her on IG @jennermcginnstudio. Subscribe, Rate & Review this podcast on Apple Podcasts today! Are you looking to build your business or brand loyalty on social media this summer? An 8 week small group, high touch coaching program designed to tell your brand story, increase your influence on social media, grow a loyal following on Instagram and Facebook, develop relationships with business builders, communicate more effectively with your clients during Covid-19, and create a fun, virtual community with irresistible rewards for your clients, is forming right now! Over the course of the program, you will engage with me and your fellow members (rockstar business women!) through a live, weekly Zoom conference (all recorded!) and private community messages. You’ll have full access to my specially curated “Build Your Brand“ course materials, and you will receive original content in our private community to support your needs. At the end of the program, you will have stepped out of your comfort zone to try new, smart social media strategies that work, created a personalized social media posting plan for your brand, a set of tools to keep your intentions on track, and a community of like minded female entrepreneurs and small business owners to network, collaborate with, and hold yourself accountable along your journey. Only 13 spots remain. Early bird pricing for “Build Your Brand” ends May 29. Save your spot today by registering here: https://andrea-seeney-1531.mykajabi.com/offers/fCkPAzhS The program begins June 9. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
24 minutes | May 19, 2020
Just Decide: How to Take the First Step to Create a Flexible Business
Isn’t it intimidating to think about quitting a successful career or job and starting over from scratch? Do you sometimes wonder what it would be like to just quit and start your own flexible business? Anita Rajendra, owner of La Belle Bump, an online business that rents stylish maternity clothes to working women, did just that 5 years ago. She was a successful corporate professional at the Coca Cola Company, and one day she quit cold turkey to start a flexible business from home. Now she runs two successful online businesses from home and has the flexibility to take care of her 3 young children. Listen to Anita’s process for deciding when to quit, how to start her business, and the obstacles that she overcame in the process. She always had a nudge or a voice inside telling her that there was something more. Anita never gave up on her dream to have her own company one day. Anita shares her best business advice for women seeking to make a change in their careers and starting something new. She credits connecting other women, and constantly paying it forward, to why she has succeeded in business. Anita also shares her top tips for new entrepreneurs...Stop talking, start doing! Done is better than perfect! And, network, network, network! To learn more about La Belle Bump, please visit www.labellebump.com, and follow Anita on IG @labellebump. You can find the cute face masks and scarfs/nursing covers Anita shares about at www.minaandvine.com and on IG @minaandvine.com. Are you enjoying this podcast? Leave me Rating & Review and tell me why! Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts so you don’t miss an episode. I’d love to hear from you! Email me: email@example.com and please visit www.andreaseeney.com to learn how to write your story of transformation.
18 minutes | May 12, 2020
My Transformation Story (Part 2)
In Episode 1, I shared my story of transformation from burned out attorney, to stay at home mother, to successful entrepreneur and business coach. Today I share how I made the mental shift away from fear and toward action to create my private coaching practice for women. I had hit all of my professional goals in my network marketing business. I had earned all the incentive trips, rose to the tippy top of the company in sales and personal coaching (No. 3 out of 30K+), and was running my business on autopilot. I was earning a substantial income, and not putting in a ton of time to maintain my business, but there was something wrong. I was bored. Then the fears set in … Who does she think she is to start over? How could she be bored? Over a year long journey, I sat with these stories I was telling myself. I was going through the motions to keep everything afloat - and there was no real a-ha moment. It was only through yoga, meditation, and prayer (and one painful face planting episode!) that I was able to come to terms with the fear and step into my calling. Listening to the powerful intuition inside each of us can be hard - particularly if you have traveled a traditional, structured path in your career - setting goal after goal, and crushing them - for many years. I ultimately settled back down into a very structured process for my new business, but the intuitive method I used to get there felt anything but that. Similar to my first transformation from attorney to stay at home mom, I just decided to trust in my intuition. My first step was to consult with my own coach. From there, I made the decision to show up every day and not to judge whether my actions were good enough. Taking action through fear is the only way out. If you are loving this podcast, then please leave me a review to share why! Vision to Thrive Academy, my new digital course designed to help you write your own story of transformation, is available now for pre-order! Please visit www.andreaseeney.com/digital-course for all the details, or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
21 minutes | May 3, 2020
Demystifying Work/Life Balance: When will it ever be enough?
There are two months out of the year I tend to feel totally out of balance in my life and business: May and December. Typically those are the months with more family and school activities, work gets nuts, major holidays occur, travel is high, and the urge to say YES to all the things is at a fever pitch. This May is different, though, because of the global pandemic. Our family activities and school commitments have been wiped off the map, evaporating into thin air. Our work travel is a thing of the past. There are no parties to attend, no cookies to bake, no awards ceremony to videotape, no road trips to take. What an empowering time to get to switch up the script on work/life “balance” (spoiler alert! It never existed! But I believe work/life “integration” does...more on that later…) Today I ask (or, if I’m honest, I YELL this in my own home!) “When will it ever be enough”? When will we have enough activities on the schedule, enough likes on our social media posts, enough parties to attend, enough time, enough money earned, enough savings in the bank, enough accolades on our resume...to feel contented, to feel satisfied. When will we know when to slow down and to stop? This is a topic we will dive deep on in “Aligned & Balanced,” a 15 member small group, high touch coaching program forming NOW and launching online May 7. Only a handful of spots remain so email me email@example.com if you’re intrigued. I can’t wait to hear how you answer this question for you and your family. Are you ready to put yourself on the list and say enough is enough? Register for one of the last spots of my 4 week small group, high touch coaching program “Aligned & Balanced” right here. https://andrea-seeney-1531.mykajabi.com/offers/rzo6eYKW We’ll meet live on Zoom on Thursdays - all calls will be recorded. Can’t wait to “see” you there!
18 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Finding Your Silver Lining in Covid-19
Are you stressed or in pain right now? What are you struggling with right now in business or in life since the global pandemic began? Every stress or burden has a silver lining. Today we will shift your mindset from the reality of that very real stress to the silver lining in it that will lead to your greatest potential. I share my story of breaking my back 4 years ago, and how I wanted to quit my network marketing business because I couldn’t physically work in the same way anymore. I was forced to make one of two choices: quit or pivot. I ultimately chose pivot. I relearned a whole new system for working by business virtually, taught my existing clients how to do business with me in this new way, and found new clients on the virtual platforms. Less than 2 years later, I was earning more income and working less because I had made the shift to virtual work. But I never would have chosen to do so had I not broken my back. Breaking my back ended up having a very real silver lining - earning more and working less because of my new business platform. What will YOUR silver lining be from Covid-19? TIME LIMITED OFFER - Are you struggling with work/life balance? Would you like to get more out of your day? Do you secretly ask yourself “is there more?” Would you like to connect with an intimate, inspiring, curated community of like-minded women? Then we should chat! Doors are now open for my small group, high touch coaching program “Aligned & Balanced,” and early bird pricing ends May 1. Members meet live on Zoom on Thursdays in May, and it all kicks off with a Zoom video on Thursday, May 7. You will receive specially curated course materials and videos, create personalized worksheets, create a daily success plan, and receive invaluable support, encouragement and accountability from a private community that’s rooting for you. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. If you’re enjoying this podcast, then I would love to hear from you! Please leave me a review! What would you love to hear next? Let me know at: email@example.com
40 minutes | Apr 18, 2020
Launching a Physical Product with Grassroots Marketing
Do you think you need to pay for social media advertising to launch a physical product? Think again! Your existing network of friends and family is a powerful and free form of advertising not to overlook. In today’s episode, Founder of Georgia Crafted Erin Zwigart shares her inspiring story of how she transformed her life from burned out marketing professional and mama of 2 small children, to successful entrepreneur of a locally curated subscription box company that she loves and enables her to work flexibly from home around her family life. Erin launched her business by taking it old school - by word of mouth and referrals from friends and family, and by leading with service in her client relationships. Oh, and an audition for the producers of Shark Tank! Erin trusted her intuition, approached her new business with an abundance mindset, and replaced her full time income in just 3 years with only 600 followers on social media. She takes us step by step how to market your own physical product with a grassroots approach, and offers her best tips to help businesses stay relevant in today’s marketplace given Covid-19. To learn more about Georgia Crafted, please visit www.georgiacrafted.com, and follow Erin on IG @georgiacrafted. Are you enjoying this podcast? Leave me a review and tell me why! Subscribe today so you don’t miss an episode.
31 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
How to Start Your Virtual Business
In episode 5, we explore why now is the perfect time to start your virtual business. Ashley Toops shares her story of transformation from a stay at home mom of four kids under the age of six to a successful network marketing professional who works 100% from home. In just a few years, Ashley built a full time income from home with her fun loving, faith based approach to serving women in business. Ashley shares how to focus on the value only you can add by sharing your true and authentic self through social media. Tune in to hear the hottest growing social media platform, and how you can use it to grow your virtual business. Ashley shares how she has shifted her mindset and message during the Covid-19 crisis to keep her virtual business moving. She says the ultimate accessory isn’t a necklace, it’s joy. Tune in to laugh a little, and to learn a little about how you can offer virtual connection in your business right now. To connect with Ashley Toops, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, @mamatoops on IG, or visit www.stelladot.com/ashleytoops. Are you enjoying this podcast? Please leave me a review & subscribe now! Visit www.andreaseeney.com to get on the exclusive access list for my business coaching practice!
61 minutes | Apr 5, 2020
Why Not Me?
In this episode, Amy Shey Jacobs, founder of Chandelier Events, shares her bold vision for her business and her life. Amy has planned weddings featured on Oprah and The View, and her events have been featured on the Real Housewives of New York City. Behind all the glitz and glam, however, there were 4am wake up calls for TV productions, the traumatic delivery of her first born child, and the personal anguish of choosing between work and family that preceded her successful entrepreneurial journey. Amy shares her story of transformation, and how she’s developing her personal brand to take her business to the next level. During these uncertain times when many industries have been ravaged, Amy stands firm framing the question boldly asking, “Why not me?” Be inspired by Amy’s call to action to share what you do well, to be aware of your opportunities, and to be vulnerable by putting a face to your brand. Follow Amy on IG @chandelierevent, and please visit www.chandeliereventsny.com for more information about Chandelier Events.
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