100 episodes

What story do you want to be told about you and the business you created?
If you want it to be one of success, one of creating a better world, one of inspiration and influence, one of making lots of money, one of having time for friends and family, one of serving others, and one that you are genuinely proud of, then this podcast is for you.
This show is a platform designed to help change the story about women in business and entrepreneurship. Change the story told about us, to us and most importantly change the story we tell ourselves.

This show will inspire, motivate and empower women, myself included, it will also share strategies and tools, so that we all rise together and change the story of women in business and entrepreneurship. Thank you for joining me on this journey.

Changing The Story with Lana Dingwall Lana Dingwall

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

What story do you want to be told about you and the business you created?
If you want it to be one of success, one of creating a better world, one of inspiration and influence, one of making lots of money, one of having time for friends and family, one of serving others, and one that you are genuinely proud of, then this podcast is for you.
This show is a platform designed to help change the story about women in business and entrepreneurship. Change the story told about us, to us and most importantly change the story we tell ourselves.

This show will inspire, motivate and empower women, myself included, it will also share strategies and tools, so that we all rise together and change the story of women in business and entrepreneurship. Thank you for joining me on this journey.

    Diversifying Your Income Streams

    Diversifying Your Income Streams

    Entrepreneurship is an energy - it’s a specific way of thinking and being.
    For this reason, I want to plant the seed here today that this entrepreneurial energy is what allows us to build a business in our own unique way and on our own unique terms.
    I fundamentally believe that we will be more fulfilled without a cookie cutter strategy - because this energy of freedom and experimentation should not be contained in the same rigid box as a corporate job is.
    How your business looks today isn’t necessarily how it will always look, nor should you want it to. You have the freedom to build and grow your business in a way that aligns with your own personal growth and ambitions.
    When you’re willing to take responsibility for your life and future, you will be more willing to take on the difficulties that come with entrepreneurship.
    When you’re growing and scaling your business, also look at how you can grow and scale your life. It’s a balance of how much money will give you more free time to do the things your heart craves.
    Remember, it’s not only about financial wealth, we also have to invest in our emotional wealth.
    If you want to hear more on this topic, check out this week’s podcast episode.
    On the episode, I cover:
    Creating multiple streams of income that are aligned to who you are Bringing creativity to your wealth building   I believe in you - you are doing way better than you realize! 
    Lana
    If you enjoy these conversations, check out The Lighthouse Collective. It’s a community for socially and spiritually conscious entrepreneurs building a better world together. We talk about topics like this in even more interactive and supportive ways.
    If you are interested in working 1-on-1 with me to help grow your business, I would love to connect with you on a free strategy call here. Learn more about my coaching services here.

    • 34 min
    My #1 Business Growth Strategy

    My #1 Business Growth Strategy

    Community is, without doubt, the number one asset in our lives and business (other than ourselves - and we are a part of the community).
    The type of community that we surround ourselves with is a reflection of who we are. It helps us generate and test out our ideas, build our network, create opportunities for ourselves and others, collaborate with people to create new things and more. 
    The more encouragement, space, and support we have around us, the more we are able to flourish. 
    I strongly believe that community is my own, and should be everyones, #1 business and personal growth strategy. 
    In this time of mass isolation, the trap we can find ourselves in is perpetuating our feelings of isolation by trying to do everything ourselves, to not reach out for support, to think we have to do life alone. Even my own energy is very determined and resilient, but that can lead me to think I can do everything on my own by sheer will. I convince myself that I can do everything alone - even though I can’t. 
    But not everything in life is meant to be done alone. 
    If you’re currently in a place of feeling “stuck”, this might be a clue that you’re trying to figure it out on your own. How can you look for support?
    Pretending that our success comes solely from our own effort often comes from our ego. Our desire to prove that we did everything ourselves. You’ve heard me talk about the concept of being self-made before, and how I believe none of us are self made. We are an accumulation of all the interactions we’ve had throughout our lives - good, bad or neutral. 
    We are who we are based on the people around us and we have to take responsibility over finding and nurturing who those people are. 
    One of the most valuable questions I have asked myself, that has significantly helped me create the business I have is… “how can I find the people, who become my people”.... Whether that be friends, mentors, collaborators, clients, or any combination of those, a strong network and community is integral to not only our mental health, but the success of our business as well. 
    If you want to hear more on this topic, check out this week’s podcast episode.
    On the episode, I cover:
    Cultivating community and friendships How to nurture all parts of yourself through diversifying your communities Feeling isolated in your entrepreneurial journey How community has helped me grow my business  I believe in you - you are doing way better than you realize! 
    Lana
    If you enjoy these conversations, check out The Lighthouse Collective. It’s a community for socially and spiritually conscious entrepreneurs building a better world together. We talk about topics like this in even more interactive and supportive ways.
    If you are interested in working 1-on-1 with me to help grow your business, I would love to connect with you on a free strategy call here. Learn more about my coaching services here.

    • 34 min
    #160 What to Do if You're Feeling Unmotivated

    #160 What to Do if You're Feeling Unmotivated

    Feeling uninspired is actually a normal ebb we all go through.
    We aren’t machines.
    Even those of us who are typically optimistic and positive can find ourselves in a funk and a low vibrational energy that makes us restless and uninspired.
    It’s important to notice how we label these emotions, which is often “bad”. We think being in a funk is bad, being unmotivated is bad, and being overwhelmed is bad. But because we are cyclical beings who experience the full range of emotions, we will continue to have light and heavy emotions. The personal development industry pushes us to fix anything that is “bad”, and so we internalize this need to “fix” ourselves anytime we feel a “bad” emotion.
    I’m here to remind us, myself included, that we can simultaneously want to change and evolve and grow, while also recognizing that we’re whole and amazing just as we are.
    Sometimes there’s nothing to fix. Sometimes we just need to sit in the emotion and gently move ourselves through it.
    If you want to hear more on this topic, check out this week’s podcast episode.
    On the episode, I cover:
    “Good” versus  “bad” emotions Lack of inspiration and motivation Feeling creatively tapped I believe in you.
    Lana
    Download my FREE guide that will help you Reclaim Your Power and discover what your true power is.
     
    [Online Membership] If you enjoy these conversations, check out The Lighthouse Collective. It’s a community for socially and spiritually conscious entrepreneurs building a better world together. We talk about topics like this in even more interactive and supportive ways.
     
    [Coaching] If you are interested in working 1-on-1 with me to help grow your business, I would love to connect with you on a free strategy call here. Learn more about my coaching services here.

    • 31 min
    Why I love failing...

    Why I love failing...

    When we shoot for the stars, it’s important that we acknowledge the powerful magnetic force of gravity. When things fall to the ground, it’s all part of nature - not a sign we don’t have what it takes to try again. 
    When things metaphorically fall in our business, we should take the same perspective. Failure and quitting and making mistakes - it’s all part of the journey. 
    In the context of sports, taking shots and missing them is encouraged because it means the chances of scoring become higher.  Growth and “failure” are embedded in the process. Teams lose games, and seasons all the time. In fact only 1 team every year actually ‘wins’ the championship. In sport you recognize that in order to win, you have to be prepared to lose, grow, learn, and lose some more. No team ever has a perfect season and no matter how amazing a team is, there are always going to be seasons where winning a championship isn’t in the cards that year. 
    I want us to take the same approach in life and business. We can become so hyper focused on whatever just occurred. We forget the longevity of our careers and the importance of having patience throughout each season of winning and growing.
    If you want to hear more on this topic, check out this week’s podcast episode.
    On the episode, I cover:
    Quitting, failing, and giving up Ways to motivate ourselves How frustration speaks to us I believe in you.
    Lana
    Download my FREE guide that will help you Reclaim Your Power and discover what your true power is.
    [Online Membership] If you enjoy these conversations, check out The Lighthouse Collective. It’s a community for socially and spiritually conscious entrepreneurs building a better world together. We talk about topics like this in even more interactive and supportive ways.
    [Coaching] If you are interested in working 1-on-1 with me to help grow your business, I would love to connect with you on a free strategy call here. Learn more about my coaching services here.

    • 36 min
    15 Ways to Find New Clients

    15 Ways to Find New Clients

    We aren't here to build empires that require us to sell our souls. We're here to make a massive impact and income, while also creating more time and energy for ourselves.
     
    My goal is to help you set up your business in a way that you are doing things you love and that includes how you find your clients. There’s a big difference between asking where and how to find ANY client versus where and how to find you ideal clients.
     
    There’s also a second layer, which is how do we nurture those leads after we’ve found them? 
     
    If you want to dive into this topic, I invite you to download my free guide 15 Ways to Find New Clients AND Attract Consistent Leads. I cover the 15 ways I personally use to find new clients, and then the 9 steps I take to nurture my leads.
     
    I give some insight into where and how I’ve found clients over the years, including how social media might not play as much of a role in finding new leads as you may think. 
     
    If you want to hear more on this topic, check out this week’s podcast episode.
     
    On the episode, I cover:
    Both online and offline strategies for finding your ideal clients How to contextualize your work in a way that will help your ideal client understand what you do The value of running workshops over webinars How/where I found my first round of clients and how you can do the same!   
    I believe in you.
     
    Lana
     
    Download my FREE guide: 15 Ways to Find New Clients AND Attract Consistent Leads 
     
    [Online Membership] If you enjoy these conversations, check out The Lighthouse Collective. It’s a community for socially and spiritually conscious entrepreneurs building a better world together. We talk about topics like this in even more interactive and supportive ways.
     
    [Coaching] If you are interested in working 1-on-1 with me to help grow your business, I would love to connect with you on a free strategy call here. Learn more about my coaching services here.

    • 51 min
    Why persistence is required, but not in the ways you think

    Why persistence is required, but not in the ways you think

    How do you show up for your dreams even when it feels like you’re stuck in a shit storm?
    Entrepreneurship feels like an uphill battle, even on the best of days. It requires persistence and pushing through the resistance we are feeling. But we want to look at persistence from the wholeness of our lives, not just from the single slice of our life, which is our business.
    Persistence can become harmful when we’re just focused on one single area of our life and when we think there is only one way to get to our goals - and so we push ourselves into burnout and overwhelm.
    Persistence should be tied to the wholeness of our full life, not just to the singular area of our business pursuits. We all feel stuck at different parts of our entrepreneurship journey - it’s not a sign that we are doing anything wrong, it just means we are in a temporary transition phase. We might have to show up differently at this time or take on a side job or reaching out for help.
    This is not the time to panic and spiral in thoughts of shame or disappointment. It also doesn’t mean giving up the rest of your life to persist through the quicksand you are currently feeling in your singular business mission.
    If you want to hear more on this topic, check out this week’s podcast episode.
    On the episode, I cover:
    Different types of persistence Self talk when you are feeling overwhelmed I believe in you.
    Lana
    Download my FREE guide that will help you Reclaim Your Power and discover what your true power is.
    [Online Membership] If you enjoy these conversations, check out The Lighthouse Collective. It’s a community for socially and spiritually conscious entrepreneurs building a better world together. We talk about topics like this in even more interactive and supportive ways.[Coaching] If you are interested in working 1-on-1 with me to help grow your business, I would love to connect with you on a free strategy call here. Learn more about my coaching services here.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

JenLRao ,

One of my favourites

A brilliant mix of mindset work and the practical side of building a biz. Grateful to have found Lana and this podcast!

AmyG613 ,

Great podcast!

Lana’s podcast is great! It is a mix of information and inspiration!

CGGummo ,

Fresh, funny, and helpful

Like hanging out with your wise friend that sets you straight with kindness and a really nice little chuckle.

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