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School-Hours Entrepreneurs are women who are short on time but high in ambition.

They’ve swapped the corporate office for a home office to create a lifestyle of freedom and flexibility.

 

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SHE 024: From WAG to business woman with Jules Ingall

Jules Ingall is the wife of retired V8 Supercar racing driver Russell Ingall and for more than 20 years, she played a support role to her professional athlete husband.

Now though, she is establishing herself as a travel destination photographer, which sprang from her efforts to post positive and beautiful images on social media to counteract the negativity she was seeing and being exposed to.

In this episode, Jules talks us through her experience of being a wife and mother and devoting her time to those roles and the process of slowly carving out her own pathway after Russell retired from driving.

You might assume this is easy for Jules, as someone with a bit of celebrity behind her, but Jules talks about how she has had the same guilt and trouble establishing herself as the rest of us do.

This is a beautiful chat about sacrifice, commitment and the challenges for women who want to work or have their own business and career.

You’ll hear Jules say:

“I say to my daughters I don’t want them to be like me. I want them to be independent.

“It’s really important that you’re never dependent on someone.

“It’s been an adjustment for them because I’ve always been there when they need me.

“They’ve seen me go from nothing to achieving something. They’ve seen me go from being a mum to creating a career and I think it’s a good example for them.”

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SHE 023: Find some clarity and use it to achieve goals

Today’s guest helps solopreneurs and small biz owners achieve their goals and stay on track, but it took a bit of a life shakeup to get her own business on track and find her ideal path.

Sonya Lovell is an online business manager, which is like a virtual general manager or COO. She helps her clients manage the people, processes, systems and internal priorities of their business and also works with them to be  crystal clear on the strategy of the business and also the planning and direction.

A year ago though, Sonya wasn’t crystal clear on her own future and found that she’d fallen out of love with the business she had then. She was working as a life coach then, but found the business felt ‘hard’.

An  unexpected life event in her family led to a fortuitous about-face, where she stopped what she was doing and which led her to where she is now.

In this episode Sonya talks about:

  • how she became clear on what her business should be;
  • the process she uses with clients to gain that same clarity;
  • and how to apply it to goals and staying on track with what you want to achieve.

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SHE 022: Storytelling to connect with people

Human beings have been using storytelling as a way of connecting with each other ever since we lived in caves.

It’s how we find like-minded souls, connect with people we love, and how we make sense of the world around us.

Using storytelling as a tool to build your business is a Golden Egg! It’s marketing without selling. It’s simply sharing experiences so that other people can get to know you and how you can help. It’s how people can relate to you – or not – and you can find your audience, build your tribe or followers, and create a business or movement around them.

Storytelling is the whole reason the media exists! Sharing stories on your website or blog, social media channels, in video, in workshops – anywhere – is the easiest marketing tool and I would say the best. It’s not selling, it’s sharing.

So in this episode, I’m talking to you about stories and how even the simplest, mundane stories, can be super important to gaining an audience and followers.

I share with you the most important things to consider when sharing a story, being:

  • relevance – it has to have something to do with someone other than you!
  • emotion – it’s the absolute most essential ingredient behind a good story
  • personality – write your own story in your own voice, don’t mimic

As a journo, I love a good story! So what’s yours?

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SHE 021: Making products and a profit

Many, many SHEs start off in business at the kitchen bench or a home work space making something to sell. The ‘hand-maidens’ are building beautiful boutique products but will often doubt it’s really a business.

In this episode, I talk with Melanie Sorensen all about how to succeed with a product-based business. Mel specialises in helping small-to-medium product-based businesses and she shares some incredibly savvy info in this episode.

Points from the interview you’ll hear include:

  • Many women making products often think: ‘Is this really a business, can I make a living from this?’ (HINT: yes, you can!);
  • Setting your pricing -the hidden cost most women don’t factor in;
  • There’s always someone who will want to pay more for a handmade product over a cheap mass produced one.
  • How to show your value over a mass-produced item;
  • The one way to improve your profit margin that most people overlook. (HINT: it has to do with suppliers).
  • How showing your behind the scenes will help sell your products.

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 SHE 020: Choosing an idea and making it work

Coming up with ideas for your business is sometimes too easy – there’s always a new idea and never enough time to action them all. And that’s the problem – no action!

Choosing the right idea though and then coming up with the steps to make it work and see it through is where you can go your business and success.

Alison Morgan is a business coach and industry connector, specialisng in health and wellness businesses, and I asked her to the show to share her wisdom because she not only has a background in corporate marketing but she also does A LOT!

She’s a coach, blogger, she has a podcast, hosts successful events, runs product reviews, does a lot of travel  and she’s a mum of two boys.

In this episode she shares a mountain of gold nuggets of business wisdom.

Here’s what you’ll hear:

  • When you start in business, it’s something new, so you have to expect to learn as you go. Your business grows as you do.
  • How to choose which of your ideas to work on. (Hint: earn or learn).
  • What makes a winning idea.
  • What you should be concentrating on in the first stages of your business.
  • How to get things done when you’re on a tight time budget.
  • The two top marketing ideas that get the best results. (Hint: Be 3D and word of mouth recommendations).

I know you’ll love this episode and will feel inspired to jump on one of your ideas as soon as you’ve heard it.

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SHE 019: Growing a community

You might not have heard of Sam Jockel by her name – she’s better known as School Mum or Aldi Mum, the two communities she has grown over the past few years that have between them more than 400,000 followers.

Sam knows a thing or two now about creating communities via Facebook and she shares with us in the interview not only her story but some great tips and ideas on how you too can grow your own community.

She says the key is to solve problems for people.

 

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SHE 018: Tech tools and software for when you’re starting out

When you’re starting out your #SHE life, it can be confusing about which tech tools and systems to use to build your online presence. Even after you’ve started, staying on top of tech can be time consuming and confusing because you want to be able to use the best systems without wasting your time and money.

I invited Joanna Mitchell to join us to share her recommendations for cost-effective and quality programs.

Joanna is a business consultant at The Healthy VA, and for the past four years she has tried, trialed and researched hundreds of tech tools and systems for both her business and for clients.

She started her business as a VA for those in the health and wellness industry and has since grown her business to one of consultancy and training.

In this episode, she discusses:

  • Recommendations for what to use right now, as opposed to systems you might consider upgrading  to in the future;
  • Recommendations based on keeping your costs low;
  • What systems are easiest to use, so that you’re not overwhelmed with bells and whistles you don’t need;
  • And tips on how to try before you buy as a strategy on finding what works for you.

If you have any recommendations, pop into the #SHE Facebook Group and share them, or perhaps you use these tools already and can share some feedback.

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SHE 017: Fear not! Overcoming fear and negative thoughts

If there’s one thing that comes up again and again for women in business, it’s fear. Fear of failing, fear of what people think, fear of stepping up, fear of losing money – so many different manifestations of fear!

Fear keeps you stuck and unable to move forward with your goals and dreams. It’s the self-sabotaging mindset that you need to overcome so that you feel OK about putting yourself out in the marketplace and really backing yourself.

It doesn’t just affect you in business either – learning to understand fear, and how to deal with it will help you in all areas of life.

Larissa Halls is a mindset coach and in this episode she  takes us through the different types and elements of fear and explains how they affect us.

She also discusses ways we can approach our fears, so that they’re not so scary anymore!

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SHE 016: Achieving your goals, earning your worth and staying intentionally small in business

Not everyone wants to earn a six-figure income from their business. Many #SHEs just want to do something they love and earn ‘enough’ money from it to make a change in their lifestyle.

Julia Bickerstaff traded a high-flying corporate career with global consulting firm Deloitte to instead work with people in ‘intentionally small’ businesses – those people who want to be in small business and stay a small business.

Through her business, The Business Bakery, she runs the 100 Day Goal challenge three times a year and so far has helped tens-of-thousands of women set and achieve their goals as a way to help them earn a healthy income.

“People who I see who work towards goals have an energy and commitment about them which other people don’t have. Setting goals and giving yourself time to do it in, makes you get in and do it and you can achieve things – you can do it!” ~ Julia

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SHE 015: Competence versus confidence – why it’s often what you believe and not what you know

If you have a little voice inside your head who whispers: “I don’t know enough yet”, or perhaps “I’m not qualified enough to do this for a living”, then this episode might just help you.

Women’s leadership expert and author Alison Vidotto joins us to discuss the issue of competence versus confidence, and how it’s the latter that often is the most important ingredient for success.

Alison shares with us the concept of the ‘gender confidence gap’ – how women often have less confidence than men to do a job or succeed even though they are just as qualified or even more so. She shares with us that confidence is a behaviour, not a character trait, and how you can improve your confidence.

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SHE 014: from little things, big things grow

For those of you who sometimes feel that you’re not getting anywhere, or success is taking too long to come your way despite your hard work, then this episode with Brenda Janschek should help you feel more confident.

I have watched Brenda Janschek build her beautiful business over the past three years and witnessed her move from strength-to-strength, sharing a healthy life message for children and mums.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why you keep going when it’s so hard to juggle everything;
  • Why personal satisfaction is important;
  • Being a role model to your kids;
  • How Brenda went from simple workshops in her home to running successful online courses;
  • Letting go of something that’s not working and getting back up after failure;
  • Why failure is not all loss;
  • Behind the scenes of Brenda’s e-courses;
  • And how to work in collaboration with someone else.

It is a jam-packed hour!

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SHE 013: From broke to the ultimate business success

If your dream is for your business to fund the ultimate lifestyle of freedom and flexibility, where you and your family can travel far and wide, then you must listen to this episode with Caroline (Caz) Makepeace. Caz and her husband Craig have gone from losing half-a-million dollars in assets and being broke to instead travelling full-time with their daughters, all funded by their blog, YTravel.

They’ve spent 18 months travelling Australia and will in 2016 do a similar trip throughout the USA, all funded via their blog and the income streams they have developed around it.

Caz shares with us her tips on creating a successful business and lifestyle.

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SHE 012: A planning exercise for the year ahead

Have you set some goals for 2016? Do you have a planning strategy?

I am the first to admit I am no planning expert. Actually, up until this year, my planning was shall we say … loosely done? This year I had to be a little more specific about it though, mostly because I have such limited time available now.

So in this episode I go through the steps I took to come up with my goals for this year, and how I plan to achieve them.

There’s also a nifty little planning guide you can download as well (see the link below!).

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SHE 011: Seven essentials for #SHE success – lessons I’ve learned

There are so many things to learn when you are in business but some aren’t as obvious as others. In this episode I share with you seven essential lessons I’ve learned along the way, through personal experience, research and interviews.

These lessons, or ideas, are:

  • No-one knows it all – everyone is making it up as they go along, even the super successful entrepreneurs.
  • Mindset is key – you can’t succeed with a negative mindset, no matter how good you are at what you do.
  • Community counts – you need some support around you.
  • There are lots of ways to go about business – find what suits you and don’t feel you have to do what other people are doing.
  • Redefine success – create new parameters about what success is for you.
  • Comparison kills – stop looking outward and concentrate on what you would like to achieve.
  • Failure isn’t fatal but it is inevitable – nobody is a super-star straight away, it takes work, practice and failing to find your way.

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 SHE 010: Creating a profit from a passion

Sometimes, businesses just form without the intention. Rather, an intense passion or interest sparks an entrepreneurial journey, as was the case for Tanya Winfield from Additive Free Pantry. In this wide-ranging interview, Tanya shares with us how she went from working part-time in retail, to running a profitable business that helps thousands of women each year, all sparked from an intense desire to share what she had learned about food additives and the difference she found after removing them from her children’s diets.  

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SHE 009: Changing the world and earning money while you do it

Is the core of your business about changing the world in someway? Do you sometimes feel that you can’t earn a living and facilitate positive change at the same time? In this episode, you will hear how Alexx Stuart does achieve both – not only is her Low Tox Living brand helping people change the way they live and having a positive impact on the planet, but she’s also created a profitable business along the way. She shares how this happened, and also some of the ways she’s made it work for her, including e-courses. ep 008 

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SHE 008: How to use Instagram for business success

In this episode you will meet Angela Ponsford, one half of Dotti Media, as we delve into specific ways you can grow your Instagram following and the reasons why you might want to. Angela covers a lot of ground with us – the best things you can do to grow your audience, as well as the traps to avoid. She goes into hashtags, how to connect with influencers, and even sets a challenge for us to see the difference these tips can make. ep 008 (2)

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SHE 007 – Turning your blog into an income stream

Just a few short years ago, making money from a blog was thought to be either not likely or piecemeal – certainly not lucrative. But that has certainly changed and brands are now far more interested in working with influencers – that is, bloggers who have built a following and have influence with their fans. In this episode we talk to one of them – Kayte Murphy who is better known as Mrs Woog, from the incredibly popular Woogsworld blog. As one of Australia’s first professional bloggers, she continues to lead the way and mentor other bloggers and in this episode, she shares valuable tips for catching the eye of brands and how to maintain your integrity when being paid to write.

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SHE 006 – Achieving work-life balance and how to get stuff done

Are you struggling with the balance between getting things done and having time out? Kelly Exeter joins us this week to talk about this exact topics, and share with us how she manages a business, a job, a blog, writing books, exercising, having two kids, a husband, a household – and balancing all of it!

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SHE 005 – Beam a message and build a business

How to attract the right people to you. When you’re trying to build a business and attract both an audience and clients, it’s easy to get caught up in a ‘chase’ mentality and feel like you’re running around everywhere vying for people’s attention. In this episode Karen Gunton explains her lighthouse revolution – how to share a message and beam a light, to attract the right people to you instead of chasing them.

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SHE 004 – What happens when you just be yourself and do what you love?

We hear it all the time: be yourself and do what you love and success will follow. Alisha Lynch from Naughty Naturopath Mum is an example of exactly that. She shares with us how she went from simply having a Facebook page and giving her much-loved products away to family and friends, to now being an award-winning Mumpreneur with a devoted fan-base. She’s such a delight to chat with and listen to.

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SHE 003 – Using your intuition to guide your business decisions

How often do you base your decisions for your business on your intuition? If you’d love to be able to trust your instincts more in your business, then listen to what Jasmin Kechel has to say about the way she has developed her gorgeous brand Lemon Canary. She doesn’t follow any standard marketing advice but simply tunes in to what her inner voice says.

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SHE 002 – Following a new direction

If you’re following the entrepreneurial path because you felt called to create something new, go in a different direction or start afresh in some way, in this episode we talk about that exact process of reinvention. Business coach Angela Raspass, who I worked with last year, takes us through topics including underestimating yourself; perfectionism and procrastination; and fear of failure. She has some great suggestions on how you can overcome them and create what she calls a Next Chapter business. After you’ve listened, come over to the Facebook group and share what your next chapter is about.

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SHE 001 – Who is SHE – a School-Hours Entrepreneur?

Welcome to the show. Here we go! The first episode of the School-Hours Entrepreneurs Podcast. As with any first-time meeting, it’s a good idea to introduce yourself, so that’s what this is. Here I explain who #SHE is – a School-Hours Entrepreneur, and why I believe it’s the right time for women to be in business for themselves. I share a little about me and why I’m doing this. You might recognise some of your own story here. I hope so. If you do, come over to the #SHE Facebook group and introduce yourself.

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