Sun, 30 December 2012
In under 24 hours we will be welcoming in 2013. So how are we going to make this new year stellar?
How can we quit making resolutions that fall apart in the first week, and habits that just don't stick?
Well I've done something a little different in this podcast episode. I've spilled the beans on how I set goals to achieve the business success I desire and how you can too.
That's right sugar, it's just you and me. No special guest today. It's time to focus.
When we ONLY focus on our vision for our business and our life, then it makes it much easier to do everything in our power to make that vision a reality.
Each of our goals we set, and the strategies and objectives that support them, suddenly become so much more doable, because we have the big picture staring us in the face.
We have the WHY we're doing what we're doing. Then we do everything in our power to stay true to it.
Focus On Doing Less And Achieving More
The reason most people fail to keep their New Year Resolutions or stick to their well intentioned new habits is because they have made it too difficult from the get go.
I'm sure you're just as guilty as I've been in the past when it comes to New Year resolutions.
You go ahead and write down ten or more wondrous goals you'd like to achieve that are not really realistic or aligned with anything you have on your calendar already for 2013.
In fact I just found my old note book from 2011 and wondered how on earth I ever thought I'd achieve every one of my ridiculous goals. They were so out of whack.
Needless to say I think I only achieved 30% of them, and we can agree that sucks in terms of a success rating.
What you'll learn in this Suitcase Entrepreneur Podcast Episode
Your One Page Business Plan
Cos I'm a generous kind of gal, as I mention in my podcast, I am giving you my One Page Business Plan template for a tweet or share on Facebook
Normally just reserved for the wonderful people who buy my BYOB guide, today is your lucky day!
But by putting this highly valuable document in your hands, I'm charging you with actually COMPLETING it, otherwise it's useless.
Oh and today would be the perfect day to put aside up to 60 minutes to do just that.
Holding yourself accountable
There's just one more thing I don't talk about in this episode, that I think is highly important and the real clincher, in my mind, to keep your momentum and stay focused on your goals.
That is accountability - whether in the form of an accountability partner, a mentor, a really good friend who will kick your ass or a coach.
You know there's a reason why you get in shape with a personal trainer at the gym, they hold you accountable to turn up and do the workout.
They encourage and incentivize you to achieve your goals, and whip you into shape when you get lazy.
I get a dose of this myself when I speak to my two weekly accountability partners and through a number of Facebook Groups I belong to. It really works!
New Year Recommendation
Might I suggest if you really want to be inspired in 2013, to check out The 2013 Create Your Incredible Year workbook, planner & calendar.
It's an incredibly popular & useful tool to help you plan out & make happen your most incredible year in life or busines (or both!).
Leonie Dawson is the creator of these beautifully vibrant workbooks that have helped thousands get amazing results, over the 4 years she's been producing them.
It’s definitely one of the best planning tools available to help you make your year your most exceptional yet!
Perfect for entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, coaches, teachers of all ages, the workbooks are filled with dozens of pages of powerful worksheets & a printable calendar.
Sun, 16 December 2012
Micki and Charles Kosman have been to numerous locations around the globe and have been traveling and living in different destinations for over 10 years now.
They both love travel and technology and have managed to combine both their loves into living a barefoot nomad lifestyle on their own terms.
Both Micki and Charles have a background in IT and so used to take on contracts for 6 months, save up and then take off for 6 months on their travels. That worked really successfully for a while, but then they realised they weren't truly living their ideal lifestyle.
It was fun living a full life while they were traveling, but coming back to a cubicle and working on these contracts after their travels was soul crushing.
So earlier this year they decided to take a big leap of faith, forgo the golden handcuffs (Micki's term for a secure income) and go it alone, by using their IT skills to build their niche website on travel insurance and run their travel blog The Barefoot Nomad.
A big part of this has come from having a family in tow too. As a result they have changed their traveling habits over the years from light backpacks and dodgy hostels to larger backpacks and reputable accommodations, to basing themselves in one place for a year and going on multiple adventures from there.
They simply adore travel and love to share that joy with their children who have been lucky enough to head on adventures to Cuba, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the USA, with more to come.
They're currently in Kamloops, Canada for a 1 year contract and to enjoy their time with friends and family after being in Hawai, and spending two months in Mexico and two months in Costa Rica.
If you want to know how to travel like this and live life on your terms then this episode of the Suitcase Entrepreneur Podcast is for you.
Listen To This Podcast Interview With Micki Kosman To learn:
Get Connected With Micki, Charles And Natalie
Just a reminder that you will be seeing more ongoing improvements to my podcast including finding all previous episodes on the New Suitcase Entrepreneur Podcast page dedicated to making it easy for you to listen and learn.
I also reveal my favourite app for downloading and listening to podcasts without the need to sync iTunes or have data and you can now listen directly from this page thanks to PowerPress and download the MP3 too (top of this page).
I'd especially love you taking a moment to leave a review on iTunes next time you're listening, these mean a lot to me.
Direct download: Micki_and_Charles_of_the_Barefoot_Nomad.mp3
Category:Lifestyle Design -- posted at: 2:27pm EST
Mon, 3 December 2012
Johnny B Truant make 5 figures a month from being himself and doing internet marketing the wrong way. Learn how from this master storyteller in this podcast.
Before we launch into the 35th episode of the Suitcase Entrepreneur Podcast I'd like to tell you can easily find all previous episodes on the new Podcast page dedicated to making it easy for you to listen and learn.
It also features lovely reviews from you so if you want to subscribe to my podcast on iTunes then do so here and I'd LOVE for you to leave a review so I can shine some light on you.
Internet Marketing Done Differently
Johnny B Truant runs a different kind of business that tends to buck the traditional view you may have of `slimy internet marketers'. He's built a 5 figure monthly revenue business from doing internet marketing wrong.
By that I mean not spending a dime on advertising, not writing about ways to make money online, and not focusing on growing a huge email list. He instead focuses on building a tribe.
How he does that is by story telling. He's the master of it, that and being himself. It's not uncommon to read various profanities on his blog or hear them on his two
He is content to be his own unique self, to please his tribe and not others just for the sake of it, to be less than perfect and to provide epic value to create raving fans who are dying to work with you.podcasts.
He's the `cool guy' on the web. You and I have a lot to learn from him, so let's get cracking.
Listen to this podcast interview with Johnny B Truant to learn:
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In the comments below I'd like to know what you learned from Johnny that you can apply to your own online endeavours.
Direct download: 36_Johnny_B_Truant_-_The_Suitcase_Entrepreneur_Podcast_Series.mp3
Category:Lifestyle Design -- posted at: 6:14am EST