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If you've been following this podcast from the beginning, we will have explored together the stories and insights of incredible individuals who have reached that magical tipping point of moving from striving to being in flow.

Over a hundred episodes have featured interviews with inspiring business owners, philanthropists, thought leaders and game changers. The wisdom shared by these amazing guests became the foundation for my third bestselling book, Be Brilliant.

However, along this journey, something interesting happened. Many of you have reached out and asked for more. More of my story, more of my business journey and more of what I have learnt. Surprisingly, there has also been a demand for more solo episodes.

Although it’s much easier to put the spotlight on someone else, I’ve decided to take the advice of a wise individual who once told me to "do it scared." So here I am, doing it scared, with a simple intention to serve you by sharing what I have learnt.

Buckle up, my friends. It’s going to be a wild ride as I share the messy, beautiful journey of how I got where I am. Here's to doing it scared. Here’s to the unexpected. And here's to unleashing the brilliance within each and every single one of us.

Unleashing Brilliance Janine Garner

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

If you've been following this podcast from the beginning, we will have explored together the stories and insights of incredible individuals who have reached that magical tipping point of moving from striving to being in flow.

Over a hundred episodes have featured interviews with inspiring business owners, philanthropists, thought leaders and game changers. The wisdom shared by these amazing guests became the foundation for my third bestselling book, Be Brilliant.

However, along this journey, something interesting happened. Many of you have reached out and asked for more. More of my story, more of my business journey and more of what I have learnt. Surprisingly, there has also been a demand for more solo episodes.

Although it’s much easier to put the spotlight on someone else, I’ve decided to take the advice of a wise individual who once told me to "do it scared." So here I am, doing it scared, with a simple intention to serve you by sharing what I have learnt.

Buckle up, my friends. It’s going to be a wild ride as I share the messy, beautiful journey of how I got where I am. Here's to doing it scared. Here’s to the unexpected. And here's to unleashing the brilliance within each and every single one of us.

    Overcoming Shiny Stuff Syndrome

    Overcoming Shiny Stuff Syndrome

    If you find yourself constantly chasing after the next big thing, feeling overwhelmed, and struggling to finish anything, you might be suffering from Shiny Stuff Syndrome. This disease of distraction plagues many business owners. It's like being a kid in a candy store, but instead of sweets, you’re surrounded by shiny new business strategies.
    Think about a typical day: you're scrolling through your social media feed when a new marketing strategy pops up, promising to revolutionise your business. Without a second thought, you dive in. Sometimes, it’s driven by seeing competitors or “worthy rivals” doing something new that you feel compelled to copy or reinvent. Before you know it, another new shiny opportunity catches your eye, and the cycle repeats itself.
    So, how do we avoid this trap? Here are four key strategies:
    1. Pause: Before diving headfirst into a new idea, take a moment to pause.  Is this a "hell yes" that aligns with your goals? If not, step away.
    2. Communicate:  Talk to your trusted advisors, and your inner circle. Share your ideas and explain how they fit into your overall strategy. Their honest feedback can prevent hasty decisions.
    3. Measure: Define success for every new venture. Track your progress and results. This data will tell you what's working, what's not, and where to focus your energy.
    4. Quit (When Necessary):  Don't be afraid to cut your losses. Measuring success allows you to identify when to quit and refocus on your long-term goals.
     
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    • 14 min
    Networking events are a waste of time

    Networking events are a waste of time

    How many business cards have you collected at networking events that you’ve never done anything with?
    And if we take that a step further, how many networking events have you gone to that have felt completely transactional?
    You don’t learn anything new, the connections you make don’t go anywhere, and it all feels like a big old waste of your energy.
    I know this might seem confusing and perhaps a little counterintuitive (especially coming from an avid networker myself). I want to challenge the traditional notion that networking events are necessary for business success.
    Quality over Quantity
    Traditional networking events often push quantity over quality. The pressure to collect a stack of business cards creates shallow connections. It becomes an exercise of how many people you can meet for fear of not getting to that one person who could be instrumental to your business. 
    Building a Strong Inner Circle
    Instead, I want to focus on building a strong inner circle, a tight-knit group of 4 ideal people. This might sound small, but it's incredibly powerful. Here's why:
    Time Investment: A smaller network frees up time and energy for deeper connections. Meaningful Relationships: Focus on quality over quantity. Invest in cultivating authentic relationships with those who truly matter.Be Yourself: With a smaller network, you can be your true, authentic self.
    The Magic Four
    So, who should be in your inner circle? Here are the four key players:
    The Teacher: This person stretches your thinking and helps you build your competitive edge.The Promoter: Your biggest cheerleader, pushing you towards your goals and believing in you more than you believe in yourself.The Pit Crew: Your unwavering support system, keeping you grounded and present.The Butt Kicker: Holds you accountable and keeps you focused on achieving your goals.
    Building Genuine Connections
    Here are my top 3 tips for building a quality network:
    The “Thank You For” Approach: When reaching out to someone after an event, use the "thank you for" approach. Highlight something specific you appreciated about their work.Be the Little Fish: Step outside your comfort zone! Seek out opportunities where you're the "small fish" again, surrounded by people who can push you to grow.Conscious Connections: Audit your network and see where the gaps are. Start connecting with people you want to be part of your life's next chapter.
    Remember, quality over quantity! A strong inner circle is the key to building a powerful network that fuels your business growth.
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    • 11 min
    4 Questions You Should Ask to Elevate Your Leadership

    4 Questions You Should Ask to Elevate Your Leadership

    As a leader, how many times have you found yourself overwhelmed, spinning in circles and unsure of the right direction to take?
    In a world that pushes us to succeed, get ahead and do more, it can become impossible at times to see the forest for the trees. We become so engrossed with the details of the individual tasks at hand or the problems we’re trying to solve that we lose sight of the overall purpose of the venture.
    It’s in these moments we need to step back and assess what aspects we might be overlooking in order to gain clarity on the bigger picture. Today, I’m sharing with you four key questions you can ask yourself to elevate your leadership and gain critical insights on the overall health of your business:

    1. What am I not paying attention to right now?
    2. What could really be going on here?
    3. What are the people around me really worrying about?
    4. What are people not saying that needs to be said?

    We’ll explore each of these questions and the powerful impact they can have on your perspective in business.

    I encourage you to give it a go this week - ask yourself these crucial questions so that you can better understand yourself, your business and those you work with. And remember, embracing moments of stillness and introspection can foster clarity, innovation and a stronger connection with your business vision.
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    • 15 min
    Harnessing Your Unique Genius - The Key to Your Success

    Harnessing Your Unique Genius - The Key to Your Success

    Do you struggle with being unnoticed or playing small in life? Do you feel like the world’s best-kept secret? Is the key to your success always just out of reach?
    If so, you're not alone. Many of us resonate with these feelings, but you can overcome them by harnessing your unique genius.  Not sure where to start? Don’t worry! I sat down with Sandy Halpin, a seasoned consultant whose career spans over three decades across various industries, to discuss the importance of embracing your true self and leveraging your strengths to pave the way for a successful future.
    There is an all-too-common tendency for people to try to emulate others instead of embracing their true selves. We can break out of this trap through purposeful self-reflection that helps us recognise our unique strengths. By daring to be different and celebrating what sets you apart, you open doors to new opportunities and growth that align with your core values. But remember, talent alone is not enough. Sandy draws parallels to the world of sports, where deliberate practice and development are also key.  
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    • 30 min
    3 Things You Must Do To Convert Your Ideal Clients

    3 Things You Must Do To Convert Your Ideal Clients

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    These days, getting sales proposals over the line is tough. We find ourselves bending over backwards to impress our potential clients, only to see a significant lag in their decision-making. Worse, though - they’ve started ghosting us entirely. 

    Due to the ever-changing world of business we find ourselves in, those wonderful sales meetings we know all too well now require a different approach. 

    Today, we’re exploring three key strategies that will help you convert your audience into clients and get them the results that have them coming back for more:  

    1. Delivering Value: Identifying the Magic Pill
    What are the challenges you’re hearing about from your potential clients? I talk about really tuning in and listening to their struggles, so you can find the "magic pill" – a simple, actionable strategy that can provide immediate value. 

    2. Achieving Results: The Power of Immediate Action
    Our potential clients are cautious right now, and they’re questioning whether we can deliver the results they desire. Rather than just telling them what we can offer, we need to showcase our ability to achieve quick wins. I take you through examples of simple,  effective actions that your clients can take to see immediate benefits. 

    3. Building Confidence: Empowering Potential Clients
    The third challenge potential clients face is questioning their own confidence in making decisions. To overcome this, it’s crucial to provide them with the tools and support they need to feel empowered. By giving them a sense of possibility and instilling confidence in their abilities, you can help them overcome their doubts and move forward with their decision-making process.

    I encourage you to have a think: what magic pills do you have in your business that you could get curious about and implement in your sales process? I bet you’re sitting on even more gems than you think!


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    • 20 min
    Ditch the Desperation and Recognise Your Worth

    Ditch the Desperation and Recognise Your Worth

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    You are not desperate - you are a hot commodity. But are you struggling to see, and therefore price, yourself accordingly?

    I've been having so many conversations with clients over the last couple of weeks who, as a result of current market conditions and economic challenges they’re witnessing, are starting to get desperate in how they propose to work with their clients.

    Today, we’re talking about self-worth and the crucial choice we all face: ditching the desperation and recognising your true worth. We’ll discuss:

    - Owning Your Value
    - Embracing Service
    - Avoiding Short-Term Fixes
    - Focusing on Building Trust 

    Remember, you are absolutely a hot commodity, and you need to own that. You need to own what it is that you do, the outcome that you can create for your clients and you to step into that power. Your clients want to work with the person that is the best for their business - and why shouldn’t it be you? 


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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

TracyLC68 ,

My 'go to' podcast

Janine offers such valuable episodes on this podcast. It's become my 'go to' podcast as Janine always gets me thinking about my business, my marketing and how I'm turning up each day. One of my favourite episodes is No. 164 'Is your marketing really making an impact?' There is so much value in this 20 minute episode! Great stuff Janine! Thank you for your practical and thought provoking questions and tips. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone leading a business and to those wanting to unleash their potential and brilliance. You will gain great 'take always' from every episode!

dgtbr ,

Real world entrepreneurship

Love Janine and love this initiative. It’s so good to get entrepreneurial advice that works in the real world. Where was this podcast when I was starting out!

LR George ,

Fuel for your Entrepreneurial Tank!

If you’re in need of a refuel for your entrepreneurial tank, your in the right place! Janine Garner's Unleashing Brilliance ignites the spark within, offering a perfect blend of wisdom, motivation and strategic guidance, while keeping it real. Your journey to brilliance starts here!

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