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Join renowned entrepreneur + mentor Ingrid Thompson each week for this podcast about and for entrepreneurs and leaders who think big and who take action to create business success, Financial Independence and to make a difference in the world

Ingrid and her guests are disrupting the status quo for what it means to pursue entrepreneurship based on core values and deepest integrity and at the same time build a successful in business to achieve financial and time freedom.

Ingrid and her guests delve into the lessons learned. They share tangible and tactical tools, tips and tricks from their business startup stories that provide the listener with real-life valuable takeaways for good business habits.

This is a lively and thought-provoking podcast.

Interviews on this long running podcast include EOF podcast host John Lee Dumas, Founder of Happy Skin Co Dylan Mullan, Founder of Tribe Kayla Houlihan, Nicole Baldinu co-Founder of $100 MBA, Pilates Goddess Jenna Zaffino, Entrepreneur Kelly Roach, Australian artist and entrepreneur Valerie Khoo and so many more

Learn more about the podcast and Ingrid at www.HealthyNumbers.com.au

Ingrid is the author of Internationally acclaimed bestselling "So You Want to Start a Business"

Ingrid reads the book in episodes of the podcast, check out the book reading episodes between episodes 70 and 90

Your free copy of the book is available at: http://bit.ly/ThatBook

So You Want to Start a Business Ingrid Thompson is helping entrepreneurs create Financial Independence

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 30 Ratings

Join renowned entrepreneur + mentor Ingrid Thompson each week for this podcast about and for entrepreneurs and leaders who think big and who take action to create business success, Financial Independence and to make a difference in the world

Ingrid and her guests are disrupting the status quo for what it means to pursue entrepreneurship based on core values and deepest integrity and at the same time build a successful in business to achieve financial and time freedom.

Ingrid and her guests delve into the lessons learned. They share tangible and tactical tools, tips and tricks from their business startup stories that provide the listener with real-life valuable takeaways for good business habits.

This is a lively and thought-provoking podcast.

Interviews on this long running podcast include EOF podcast host John Lee Dumas, Founder of Happy Skin Co Dylan Mullan, Founder of Tribe Kayla Houlihan, Nicole Baldinu co-Founder of $100 MBA, Pilates Goddess Jenna Zaffino, Entrepreneur Kelly Roach, Australian artist and entrepreneur Valerie Khoo and so many more

Learn more about the podcast and Ingrid at www.HealthyNumbers.com.au

Ingrid is the author of Internationally acclaimed bestselling "So You Want to Start a Business"

Ingrid reads the book in episodes of the podcast, check out the book reading episodes between episodes 70 and 90

Your free copy of the book is available at: http://bit.ly/ThatBook

    E129 Are affirmations working for you?

    E129 Are affirmations working for you?

    This is an in-between episodes. In between the Interviews!
    Today I talk about affirmations, what they mean to me, how I use them and why I believe they are more than just "believe it and you will see it"
    I first became aware of affirmations when I was in high school and they have remained part of my life since then.
    Repeating positive affirmations and expecting things to change doesn't work. This is because it targets the conscious level of your mind - not the unconscious.
    Affirmations need to be supported by action – they don’t work on their own
    Recently I gave my Thrive coaching group an activity to highlight their unique gifts. They all said it is a terrific reminder of just how much they have achieved!  
    In this epidote I share this same activity for you to use for yourself and this is your CTA from this episode.
    Please do let me know how it goes
    I share some of my personal favourites
    I'd love to hear how you use affirmations. Let me know on ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au or leave me a comment wherever you listen to this podcast.
    I mention the Oprah series and you can find week 1 over on Youtube: 
    https://youtu.be/fry2PbQ0oko
    Enjoy!!
     

    • 13 min
    E128 Andrea Uvannj - Consulting for Growth

    E128 Andrea Uvannj - Consulting for Growth

    It’s been quite a journey for Andrea Uvanni and we are fortunate that she shares some of her experience with us here in this episode.
    If you are in an environment where you are the only one like you and everyone questions your skills and abilities – take heart from Andrea’s story
    It has taken the past 10 years for her to find her way, to become someone whom her peers no longer question, and in fact accept her knowledge, and even seek her opinion. 10 long years.
    This is partly because she has gained a tremendous amount of knowledge over the past 10 years – and it is also due to the number of hurdles overcome, the discriminations fought through and biases proven wrong.
    Sound familiar?
    Andrea speaks passionately about building her own consulting business. She is smart, persistent and extremely passionate about the work she does with her clients
    In this interview she talks about her approach to goal setting and planning
    She speaks about dealing with rejection and how not to take it personally
    If you have your notebook ready and work along with Andrea in this interview it will almost feel like having your own private session.
     Website:  Www.themoiraeg.com

     Social media links
    Instagram: @ThemoiraeG
    Twitter: @ThemoiraeG
     
    My guess is that you are here for one of 2 reasons:
    Are you curious about what it’s like to start a business?
    Do you wonder if you have what it takes? Would your idea work? How much does it actually cost to grow and build a successful business?
    OR
    Have you been in business for a a year or 2 and things aren't going quite the way you thought they might?
    You’ve dreamed of achieving Financial Independence through building a successful business … and it’s taking longer than you thought.
    Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on the question – will this contribute to helping you, my listener move closer to achieving Financial independence as a business owner.
    That’s why I wrote this book - to answer pretty much all of your questions.
    “So You Want to Start a Business”
    You can order your FREE copy right here – you only pay for postage and handling: http://bit.ly/ThatBook
    My 15+ years of experience working with startups and small businesses are condensed into this book.
    This is your step by step guide to launch your business smarter and faster. It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you. Please share your progress
    If you prefer the kindle Head over to Amazon or wherever you buy your books online
    Happy reading!

    • 40 min
    E127 Have you ever thought about going into space?

    E127 Have you ever thought about going into space?

    I’m trying something new this month and I'm keen to know from you if it's helpful? and will I keep doing it?
    Between the regular interviews I’m sharing my thoughts on a particular aspect of business that will help take you closer to business success and ultimately Financial Independence.
    Please let me know if this is a useful "in between" episode to our regular podcast interviews. We’ll be back next week with an interview – and for the next few weeks I’ll be here with the in-between weeks' thoughts and ideas
    If you have questions about achieving Financial Independence through building your viable and thriving business – send me an email ingrid@h... I answer all my own emails
    Today I am talking about the very important questions:
    Where are you going?
    What do you want your business to be?
    What do you want your business to give you?
    To answer these questions I introduce you to Chris Hadfield, an astronaut.
    What can an astronaut teach about business? A lot! Listen in and let me know what you think.
    Links from the show:
    The Book:
    Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me about Ingenuity, Determination, and Being
    The music:
    “Ground Control to Major Tom”
     
    My guess is that you are here for one of 2 reasons:
    Are you curious about what it’s like to start a business?
    Do you wonder if you have what it takes? Would your idea work? How much does it actually cost to grow and build a successful business?
    OR
    Have you been in business for a few months or a year or 2 and things aren't going quite the way you thought they might?
    You’ve dreamed of achieving Financial Independence through building a successful business … and it’s taking longer than you thought.
    I’ve written this book to answer pretty much all of your questions “So You Want to Start a Business” and you can order your FREE copy right here: http://bit.ly/ThatBook
    My 15 years of experience working with staryups and small businesses are condensed into this book.
    This is your step by step guide to launch your business smarter and faster. It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you. Please share your progress
    If you prefer the kindle Head over to Amazon
    Happy reading!

    • 7 min
    E126 Teneshia Jackson Warner; award-winning multicultural marketing expert

    E126 Teneshia Jackson Warner; award-winning multicultural marketing expert

    Teneshia Jackson Warner is an award-winning multicultural marketing expert, purpose-driven entrepreneur and author. She is the founder, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of EGAMI Group, a leading multicultural marketing and communications firm in Manhattan with clients such as Procter & Gamble, Target, Verizon Wireless, My Black is Beautiful, U.S. Army, Hennessy, Major League Baseball and Toyota.
    In 2013, Teneshia founded The Dream Project, an annual empowerment conference that helps thousands of entrepreneurs, creatives and career Dreamers plan and achieve their goals.
    Based on concepts from The Dream Project, Teneshia’s new book, The Big Stretch: 90 Days to Expand Your Dreams, Crush Your Goals, and Create Your Own Success (McGraw-Hill Education, November 22, 2019), is a fully customizable self-evaluation and empowerment program for jumpstarting a new business, career or big idea.
    Connect with Teneshia on
    LinkedIn,
    Facebook,
    Twitter and
    Instagram
     
    This episode is brought to you by my book "So You Want to Start a Business; the 7 steps to create, start and grow your own business"
    This is the only advertising on this podcast!
    My guess is that you are here for one of 2 reasons:
    Are you curious about what it’s like to start a business?
    Do you wonder if you have what it takes? Would your idea work? How much does it actually coss to build a successful business?
    OR
     
    Have you been in business for a few months or a year or 2 and things aren't going quite the way you thought they might?
    I’ve written this book to answer pretty much all of your questions “So You Want to Start a Business” and you can download the first 20 pages at www.thestartupsteps.com
    My 15 years of experience working with start up and small businesses are condensed into this book.
    This is your step by step guide to launch your business smarter and faster. It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you. Please share your progress
    Are you ready to buy the book? Head over to Amazon
    Happy reading!

    • 50 min
    E125 Amy Foley; Taking the Crazy out of Agency life

    E125 Amy Foley; Taking the Crazy out of Agency life

    Amy Foley started her own business to have more time and more flexibility in her own life
    Irony, she does exactly this for her clients through providing a "plug and play" service.  She provides back-office support and team augmentation for digital agencies.
    This is not your traditional business startup story. Amy's life changed when she least expected - we can all relate to this in one way or another.  What her employers say to her is almost unbelievable. So she took her life into her own hands and the rest is - as they say - "history!!"
    If you want to know how to build a business entirely on referrals - this is the episode for you. It's an astounding achievement and especially from those first 3 clients!
    For anyone building team and especially if you have not had much experience with recruitment, Amy is Super Generous with sharing their recruitment process.
    website: https://inboundbackoffice.com
    social media links:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyfoley1008/
    https://www.facebook.com/inboundbackoffice/
    As I listened back to Amy's story I felt even more inspired. Are you inspired?
    I'd love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a review on iTunes http://bit.ly/ThatPodcast or send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au
    This episode is brought to you by my book "So You Want to Start a Business; the 7 steps to create, start and grow your own business" and you can order your FREE copy right here: http://bit.ly/ThatBook
    This is the only advertising on this podcast!
    My guess is that you are here for one of 2 reasons:
    Are you curious about what it’s like to start a business?
    Do you wonder if you have what it takes? Would your idea work? How much does it actually cost to grow and build a successful business?
    OR
    Have you been in business for a few months or a year or 2 and things aren't going quite the way you thought they might?
    I’ve written this book to answer pretty much all of your questions “So You Want to Start a Business” and you can order your FREE copy right here: http://bit.ly/ThatBook
    My 15 years of experience working with start up and small businesses are condensed into this book.
    This is your step by step guide to launch your business smarter and faster. It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you. Please share your progress
    If you prefer the kindle Head over to Amazon
    Happy reading!
     

    • 50 min
    E124 Jo Dodds is the consultants' consultant, the coaches' coach!

    E124 Jo Dodds is the consultants' consultant, the coaches' coach!

    After many years in the corporate world of Retail HR, Jo Dodds started her home based business in August 2005.
    In this episode of So You Want to Start a Business Jo tells us about that first business and the iterations to reach the business she runs today - Power to Live More
    Pricing is always one of the sticky/ tricky aspects for people in a service based business.
    Listen out as Jo explains the Risk Reversal Guarantee pricing strategy she started out using in her publishing business.
    She now uses this in her service based business – smart strategy. She said it was a “no brainer” for her.
    We have quite a lengthy discussion about having the mindset to be able to charge what you believe you are worth. I think you’ll find it helpful because so many people tell me this is where they get stuck!
    Like many of our guests Jo identifies tenacity as one of her key characteristics and she and I have a similar positive outlook on life.
    I have been on Jo's podcast - episode number 153 click here to listen to that one where I chat with Jo about How to Make Good Decisions in business.
    I truly think you are going to enjoy this interview conversation as Jo tells her wonderful business startup story.
    To find Jo Dodds website: https://www.powertolivemore.com

    Social media links:
    https://twitter.com/jododds
    https://facebook.com/powertolivemore
    https://linkedin.com/in/jododds
    https://instagram.com/powertolivemore
     
    My guess is that you are here for one of 2 reasons:
    Are you curious about what it’s like to start a business?
    Do you wonder if you have what it takes? Would your idea work? How much does it actually cost to grow and build a successful business?
    OR
    Have you been in business for a few months or a year or 2 and things aren't going quite the way you thought they might?
    I’ve written this book to answer pretty much all of your questions “So You Want to Start a Business” and you can order your FREE copy right here: http://bit.ly/ThatBook
    My 15 years of experience working with start up and small businesses are condensed into this book.
    This is your step by step guide to launch your business smarter and faster. It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you. Please share your progress
    If you prefer the kindle Head over to Amazon
    Happy reading!
     

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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30 Ratings

Lia Zalums ,

Wonderful podcast for coaches running their own business

Ingrid has the knack of asking insightful questions that generates rich focused dialogue that is very conversational and easy to listen to and stay focused. She doesn’t digress or lose focus so they cover a lot of important relevant info that helps me approach my business development and management better. Thankyou Ingrid for your knowledge, focus and consistency. And such a variety of successful business owners at different stages of their business makes every podcast interesting.

TrixieMaree ,

Love it!

I think everyone can teach you something and this podcast has shown me a new way of looking at business and life and so many varied industries. Love it! Ingrid does such a beautiful job of getting the most out of her interviewees and has such a warm way about her. Love that they’re short enough too to be doable weekly.

sam panicker ,

Really good podcast down to the very basics

Always wanted to work in the countryside and start a business for myself. This podcast is giving me the spirit and guidance to do what I like

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