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057 Aprille Janes-Walt Disney, Bold Dreamer

http://traffic.libsyn.com/bolderbusinesswomen/057_Aprille_Janes_Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere’s a lot of value in looking at the journeys of people who achieved maximum impact through their passion and sense of purpose. People like Jane Goodall,  who I spoke about in Episode 50. Which is why I’m sharing another story about someone who successfully blended passion with purpose – Walt Disney. (Besides I do love a good story.) When I teach a writing class the first thing I tell students is NOT to compare their work with anyone else’s but especially not with their heroes. The same advice holds true when you are building a purpose-based business. There will be a lot of rough drafts and hard work between you and your dream. However, when you trust the process and follow the path as it appears it can be even more amazing than you could have imagined.  Walt Disney’s experience can teach us a lot about passion and perseverance. 3 Tips (Plus a Bonus!) Get started. Then keep moving. Don’t go it alone. Be prepared to go it alone. Claim your brilliance. Quote When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable. — Walt Disney Book Walt Disney: An American Original (Disney Editions Deluxe) Listen to the Conversation...
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056 Rahna Barthelmess Your Personal Branding Edge

http://traffic.libsyn.com/bolderbusinesswomen/056_Rahna_Barthelmus_Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYour personal brand is your promise to the public of a future experience. You need to be clear and consistent on the message you send out because it’s like a lighthouse. Anything less than your best and you put that experience at risk. For over 20 years, author, speaker and branding expert Rahna Barthelmess has passionately built some of the world’s beloved brands, like LEGO® Toys, Miracle-Gro® Plant Food, Build-A-Bear Workshop® and Texaco® Gasolines. Today, As a personal branding strategist, it’s her job to help entrepreneurs find more clients, job seekers land that dream job, and corporate executives to maximize their potential and take their careers to the next level. Rahna pulls from real-life experiences, translating classic marketing ideas into practical how-to’s that can be immediately applied to people’s business lives—to have more fun in their lives, do more meaningful work and earn more money! Check our Rahna’s guest post on the  Bolder Biz blog where she talks about the power of a great story! 3 Tips Honor your innate talents and perspective. Think strategically about and actively manage what you want to be known for. Be confident in the delivery of your personal brand. Grow purposefully. Quote Be consistent and true to your branding. Rahna Barthelmess Click To Tweet Book Your Branding Edge: How Personal Branding Can Turbocharge Your Career Contact Rahna Website:  http://yourbrandingedge.com/ Podcast: http//yourbrandingedge.com/rahnas-branding-blog/  Instagram: http://instagram.com/yourbrandingedge Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Author.Rahna Twitter: https://twitter.com/rahna LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahna Listen to the Conversation!...
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055 Your Ideal Client

http://traffic.libsyn.com/bolderbusinesswomen/055_Aprille_Janes_Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDefining your Ideal Client feels hard for many of us, especially in the beginning when money is usually tight. Afraid to turn down work, we take on anyone who can fog a mirror. And often we regret some of those choices. In today’s episode I try to make it easier for you because you don’t have the resources to flounder around confusing people! Spraying and praying that your marketing will work is a huge waste of your precious time and money. Spraying and praying that your marketing will work is a huge waste of your precious time and money. Click To Tweet Tip Make 3 Lists to Help You Identify Your Ideal Client Who do you admire? Who would make your day – your year (!) if they phoned you today? Living or dead, who’s on YOUR VIP list? Who DON’T you enjoy working with? What qualities in someone else just aren’t a good fit for you? It doesn’t mean they’re awful human beings, rather you simply don’t connect. If you’re a B2B business – What industry or profession would you like to work with?  Quote “When you work with clients you love, you’ll truly enjoy the work you’re doing; you’ll love every minute of it. And when you love every minute of the work you do, you’ll do your best work, which is essential to book yourself solid.” — Michael Port Recommended Reading Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and...
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054 Mike Kawula Social Media Power Tips

http://traffic.libsyn.com/bolderbusinesswomen/054_Mike_Kawula_Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEver wondered how to leverage the ‘social’ work in social media? Mike Kawula, founder of Self-Employed King and successful entrepreneur shares his power strategies for creating those all important real life connections using social media! Michael has started several businesses, the last 2 growing to over Million Dollars each in under 3 years. His most recent business was ranked #144th fastest growing business by Inc. Magazine in 2012 and he plans to repeat this with SparkedBiz by 2017. Mike recently launched SparkedBiz, an affordable turn-key training & coaching system for Network Marketers and Business Coaches to offer their teams & clients. Michael has 3 amazing children and, as he likes to say “an awesome patient wife who can deal with the entrepreneurial crazy lifestyle”. He’s a LeanStartup Mentor, volunteers at Co-Working Spaces, helping startups and has a strong passion for Social Media and Marketing. Mike was a previous guest on the podcast and he has so much to share we had to bring him back. You can listen to his first interview here. 3 Tips Network in real life at least two times a week. Use social media to power up your effectiveness. Click To Tweet BEFORE the event, find other attendees through social media and choose those you’d like to meet at the event. Connect with them on social media. AFTER the event, follow up on social media with those you spoke to, those you missed, the organizer and the speaker. Mention them in posts and tweets. Resources Mike Recommends CRM System http://www.nimble.com/ HARO http://www.helpareporter.com/ MEETUP http://www.meetup.com/ Get His Book Connect: 100 + Mind-Blowing Strategies to Use Social Media and Drive Business Growth Quote “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain Mike’s Free Gift to our listeners http://sparkedbiz.com/gift/ Contact Information http://selfemployedking.com/who-is-self-employed-king/ https://www.facebook.com/SelfEmployedKing https://twitter.com/SelfEmployDKing http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelkawula/ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MichaelKawulaSelfEmployedKing/posts Listen in to the...
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