Today on the show, we have a great friend of mine, Jenn Malecha. We had her on the podcast about a year or two ago. We have done a lot of work together over this time. I have been able to help out with some of her group coaching programs and we have collaborated on different platforms like Instagram, Clubhouse, and podcast stages. She is consistently one of the most brilliant and professional people that I know in the space. I am so excited to have her on the podcast again to share some wisdom with you.
Today we are going to be talking about two magic words… Know and No. Know your niche. Know who you really want to talk to. This sounds like such a fundamental thing but consistently is one of the most important, essential, and overlooked aspects of what we see in both of our client bases. We are also talking about being able to say no. If you know what your niche is and what your strategy is then you are finally going to have the power to say no to a lot of the things that are draining your energy, holding back your business and profits, and the results that you want to create.
I have just completed an amazing retreat experience with David Munter called the Song of Your Life Retreat. I am interviewing him today to learn a little bit about the genesis and to share the story of what’s unfolded over these last few days during this retreat and how it has played a part in my own life.
David and I are very close. We are good friends and so there is going to be some profanity on this episode. If that is something you are allergic to, I recommend that you skip this one. If that is something that you are okay with, you are in for a delightful experience of understanding your own relationship with creativity, the stories that you have around creativity, and even have a lens about how certain stories with creativity may impact you in other areas of your life. This is a really fun, really unique episode, and you are in for a treat today.
Today I am going to tell you about a project that I have been working on the last couple of months and got to share at a high-end entrepreneurs retreat called The Song of Your Life Retreat, in which I interviewed David Munter. His episode should have debuted on the episode right before this one and we get to talk about that retreat. One of the things that was a big honor for me and that David really enjoyed at his event was the transcendental dance experience that I put together.
I want to share the story of the creation of this experience and what it has been like putting it together. This is something that I can’t share directly on this podcast but I do have a video on Venmo and a SoundCloud link so you can listen to or follow along with this experience at home.
Today on the show we have Katie Kimball. Katie is a master in teaching children how to cook. This may or may not surprise you but this can be somewhat of a controversial idea. Teaching children how to cook not only helps their health, your health, your wallet, and the whole family dynamics.
There is a lot that we explore in changing and addressing culture and how her entrepreneurial spirit and attitude have really contributed to her success going from a blog to creating a course to becoming a TedX speaker. We are going to explore all of that today on the show.
Not long ago, I was in a tight spot with money. This happens from time to time as an entrepreneur and almost anyone for that matter. For me, when I get into this kind of anxiety that somehow I am going to ignite in flames, I have ruined my life, or soon everyone is going to discover I am a fraud and in a few short weeks, I will find myself living in a van down by the river. There is this overwhelming sense of perfectionism that I experience in this. That I must be doing better than I am currently. That because I am experiencing these challenges something is wrong with me. Which is compounding the intensity, anxiety, and the problem itself.
When I was sharing this with a friend she recommended a book, Adult Children of Alcoholics Fellowship Text. The book opens with the Laundry List. After reading the Laundry List I realized that the anxiety and pain I had been feeling was not my own. The pattern and voice in my head that was telling me I was a failure was not my own reality, but a story I was telling and a pattern I had learned. Recognizing this for the first time helped me understand the meaning of the words generational trauma.
Today we are talking about the long run – the marathon. Something that I used to think starting this entrepreneurial journey and something that held me back from starting down this road for quite some time was this idea of starting this entrepreneurial journey and only focusing on the long run that I would be going through years and years of hell and poverty before things actually started working.
If it’s not some bitcoin millionaire success story, it’s hoping that you get this one business idea that is a perfect bullseye right out of the gate and you become an overnight success. We hear lots and lots of stories like that or at least stories that seem that way. Our success is usually a result of spending a lot of time creating different businesses, testing lots of ideas, failing, developing a network, a skillset, and an understanding of the market that allows us to nail it. In this episode, we are going to talk about short game mistakes and how to focus on the long game.