290 episodes

The Business of Thinking Big Podcast is hosted by business coach and founder of Mamas & Co., Lianne Kim. In this podcast we talk all things business mindset, strategy and hustle. So, if you're looking to grow your revenue, serve more dream clients and create amazing new possibilities, then you my friend are in the right place!

The Business of Thinking Big Lianne Kim

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 76 Ratings

The Business of Thinking Big Podcast is hosted by business coach and founder of Mamas & Co., Lianne Kim. In this podcast we talk all things business mindset, strategy and hustle. So, if you're looking to grow your revenue, serve more dream clients and create amazing new possibilities, then you my friend are in the right place!

    5 Powerful Asks of your Network

    5 Powerful Asks of your Network

    It may sometimes feel as though your audience isn’t growing, you’re not getting the number (or quality) of leads that you desire, or you’re not hitting your revenue goals... no matter how much work you’re putting into your business. Especially as a solopreneur, you may reach a point where you feel as though your business has plateaued or stagnated.


    The problem? We often hesitate to ask for help — even when our contacts would be more than willing to lend their support or expertise, connect us with talented service providers, send us referrals, or introduce us to their audiences!


    By learning how and when to leverage the valuable relationships in your network, you can speed up your growth, connect with new customers, and build your business with more ease. All you need to do is learn how to ask. In this episode of The Business of Thinking Big, I explore the fine art of leveraging your network — including in-person contacts, mastermind cohorts, industry peers, and virtual communities!


    In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌
    How to nurture a healthy and mutually beneficial networking relationship 6 questions to start asking the people in your networkThe biggest benefits of joining a thriving community of your fellow entrepreneurs! 

    Timestamps:‌ ‌
    00:33  Intro
    02:15  How can I help you?
    04:49  Can I speak in front of your audience?
    08:30  Can you share my stuff?
    11:01  Can you introduce me?
    13:06  Can I pick your brain?
    15:50  Referral incentives
    19:31  Ask & return
    21:27  Recap


    Links mentioned:‌ ‌
    A-Players Rapid Impact Business Coaching Experience
    https://www.mamasandco.com/groupcoaching  

    Learn with me: Mamapreneur Success Path - Free Audio Training
      
    ‌Connect with me:  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liannekimcoach  
    Instagram: @liannekimcoach
    Join the Mamas & Co. community to get access to valuable resources and the support of likeminded mompreneurs and mentors: https://www.mamasandco.com 
    Instagram: @mamasandco
    Podcasting support:
    https://theultimatecreative.com 
    https://copymagic.agency 
    If you are a service business and you've struggled with valuing your services or owning your worth... you need this! This FREE Masterclass will help you break free from old money patterns and limiting beliefs so you can move forward with the mindset and strategy that will allow you to have the business and family life of your dreams. Sign up HERE!

    • 25 min
    How she hit 2 Million Downloads with Dr. Nicole Rankins

    How she hit 2 Million Downloads with Dr. Nicole Rankins

    How will I come up with fresh podcast topics? Will I be able to release episodes consistently? And will anyone even LISTEN to my show? 


    These are some of the biggest worries that clients share with me when we talk about their podcasting dreams. I’ll be honest: I had some of the same doubts when I first launched this podcast (289 episodes ago!). Podcasts definitely take time, effort, and dedication, but speaking directly to your dream clients is an incredible way to grow your audience and business — even if your episodes are only 10-15 minutes long!


    In this episode of The Business of Thinking Big, I sit down with Dr. Nicole Rankins, host of the wildly popular All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast, to dive into the nitty-gritty of growing a Top 50 show. We explore what it means to create great content, why we prefer podcasting over YouTube, and how Nicole has reached a whopping 2 MILLION downloads! 


    In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌
    How to build an easeful workflow that allows you to keep a consistent schedule (and even take a week off without skipping an episode!)How to create relevant, interesting, and digestible content with intentionHow to find and pitch the right cross-promotions to grow your audience and your thought leadership

    Guest bio: Dr. Nicole is a Duke-University-trained, board-certified, practicing OB/GYN and mom of two who empowers first-time moms to have the beautiful birth experience they deserve. Over her 20-year career, she’s helped more than 1,000 babies into this world, and is a proud HBCU grad (Spelman College & North Carolina A&T State University). Her popular podcast, All About Pregnancy & Birth, is a top 50 parenting podcast.


    Timestamps:‌ ‌
    00:34  Meet Dr. Nicole Rankins
    01:59  OB/GYN to podcaster
    05:54  Podcaster to entrepreneur
    07:31  Niche & goals
    08:45  Podcasting or YouTube?
    12:00  Creating great content
    13:51  Being intentional
    16:16  Staying consistent
    19:25  Podcast support
    20:16  Choosing your schedule
    22:12  Interviews v. solo episodes
    24:43  Million-download strategies
    26:59  Being a guest
    30:19  Having guests
    37:50  Podcast disasters
    42:28 Monetization
    46:22  Final takeaway


    Links mentioned:‌ ‌
    Dr. Nicole Rankins
    https://drnicolerankins.com 
    https://www.facebook.com/drnicolerankins 
    Instagram: @drnicolerankins 


    A-Players Rapid Impact Business Coaching Experience
    https://www.mamasandco.com/groupcoaching  
    Podcasting support
    https://theultimatecreative.com 
    https://www.copymagic.agency/podcasts 

    Learn with me: Mamapreneur Success Path - Free Audio Training
      
    ‌Connect with me:  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liannekimcoach  
    Instagram: @liannekimcoach
    Join the Mamas & Co. community to get access to valuable resources and the
    If you are a service business and you've struggled with valuing your services or owning your worth... you need this! This FREE Masterclass will help you break free from old money patterns and limiting beliefs so you can move forward with the mindset and strategy that will allow you to have the business and family life of your dreams. Sign up HERE!

    • 50 min
    How to Get & Stay Motivated

    How to Get & Stay Motivated

    Did you sometimes find yourself feeling apathetic toward your business… and wondering what happened to your drive? You’re definitely not alone. Even Beyoncé has days when she just wants to ignore her inbox and binge her favourite reality show! 


    Motivation may be cyclical or seasonal — we may find ourselves more motivated at certain times of the day, week, month, or even year (and this can be especially true for mamapreneurs who have to juggle additional responsibilities around extracurriculars or summer vacations). When we’re feeling stretched to our max, we often struggle to get and stay motivated. And when this feeling lingers long enough, it will impact our business success in one way or another.


    In this episode of The Business of Thinking Big, I dive into how you can regain your spark and get back on track when you start to lose your momentum — and why you should never beat yourself up for feeling unmotivated!


    In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌
    How our conditioning affects our reaction to being unmotivated (and why this can be unhealthy) How to recognize your patterns of motivation and your motivational drainsWhat can happen when you intentionally build recovery time into your business 

    Timestamps:‌ ‌
    00:32  Intro
    02:00  What is motivation?
    03:09  Our conditioning
    05:11  Recognizing your pattern
    07:17  Motivational drains & recovery time
    09:49  Tapping into feminine energy
    14:15  “What am I resisting (& why is it important)?” 
    17:17  “How will I feel once it’s done?”
    19:04  Motivation v. alignment
    21:42  Move your body & eat the frog
    24:22  Put yourself in interesting spaces
    26:40  Reward the effort, not the result
    29:01  It’s gotta feel joyful!
    30:56  Be kind to yourself
    33:43  Conclusion


    Links mentioned:‌ ‌
    The Business of Thinking Big #247: Mindset Mondays: Eat the Frog
    https://www.liannekim.com/blog/247
    Huberman Lab: How to Enhance Performance & Learning by Applying a Growth Mindset
    https://www.hubermanlab.com/episode/how-to-enhance-performance-and-learning-by-applying-a-growth-mindset



    Learn with me: Mamapreneur Success Path - Free Audio Training
    ‌Connect with me:  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liannekimcoach  
    Instagram: @liannekimcoach
    Join the Mamas & Co. community to get access to valuable resources and the support of likeminded mompreneurs and mentors: https://www.mamasandco.com 
    Instagram: @mamasandco
    Podcasting support:
    https://theultimatecreative.com 
    https://copymagic.agency 
    If you are a service business and you've struggled with valuing your services or owning your worth... you need this! This FREE Masterclass will help you break free from old money patterns and limiting beliefs so you can move forward with the mindset and strategy that will allow you to have the business and family life of your dreams. Sign up HERE!

    • 36 min
    12 Most Common Sales Mistakes

    12 Most Common Sales Mistakes

    Sales is definitely an acquired skill… and an acquired taste. During the time that I’ve spent helping countless women grow and scale their businesses, I’ve met very few who genuinely love sales! The truth is that most women have negative feelings around sales and selling. Full disclosure: even though I’ve spent years honing my sales skills (and can now sell in my sleep), I absolutely HATED sales when I first started out.


    There are a few reasons why women tend to hate selling, including lack of confidence or a fear of being seen as pushy or “sleazy.” But no matter the reason, selling is a VITAL part of growing a business. If you want to achieve financial success and hit your revenue goals, you need to embrace it and start improving your sales game! 


    In this episode of The Business of Thinking Big, I dig into the 12 biggest and most common mistakes made by sales novices — and what to do instead.


    Mistake #1: Trying to sell too much in your marketing
    Mistake #2: Offer is not clear or compelling
    Mistake #3: Talking too much
    Mistake #4: Making it about you, not them
    Mistake #5: Not presenting your best self
    Mistake #6: Pitch is weak
    Mistake #7: Getting emotional or defensive
    Mistake #8: Running away from objections
    Mistake #9: Sending them away to something else
    Mistake #10: Not having the right sales systems in place
    Mistake #11: Being too attached to getting the sale
    Mistake #12: Giving up too easily!


    In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌
    Why confidence is the key ingredient when it comes to successfully selling anything How to grab your prospect’s attention right off the bat Why Zoom is your secret weapon when it comes to sales! 

    Timestamps:‌ ‌
    00:33  Intro
    01:50  Too much too soon
    04:20  Not clear/compelling
    07:23  Talking too much
    09:26  Making it about you
    12:44  Not presenting your best self
    15:38  Weak pitch
    18:18  Getting emotional/defensive
    21:40  Running from objections
    24:37  Sending them away
    27:04  Not having the right systems
    30:23  Too attached to the sale
    32:36  Giving up
    36:59  Conclusion


    Links mentioned:‌ ‌
    The Business of Thinking Big #6: The Hero's Journey with Salome Schillack
    The Business of Thinking Big #203: Boss Energy
    The Business of Thinking Big #114: How to Close More Sales
    A-Players Rapid Impact Business Coaching Experience

    Learn with me: Mamapreneur Success Path - Free Audio Training
    ‌Connect with me:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liannekimcoach
    Instagram: @liannekimcoach
    Join the Mamas & Co. community to get access to valuable resources and the support of likeminded mompreneurs and mentors: https://www.mamasandco.com
    Instagram: @mamasandco
    Podcasting support:
    https://theultimatecreative.com

    If you are a service business and you've struggled with valuing your services or owning your worth... you need this! This FREE Masterclass will help you break free from old money patterns and limiting beliefs so you can move forward with the mindset and strategy that will allow you to have the business and family life of your dreams. Sign up HERE!

    • 42 min
    Creating a Life you are Proud of with Melanie Ziltener

    Creating a Life you are Proud of with Melanie Ziltener

    Many female entrepreneurs find themselves in constant hustle mode — doing too many things, wearing every hat, accepting work that doesn’t light us up, and serving too many people who we don't love. We left our 9-5s because we wanted more freedom and control… but we often wind up back on that same hamster wheel, feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. 


    Our businesses shouldn’t just pay our bills. They should support us in the life we want to have!


    In this episode of The Business of Thinking Big, I’m joined by Melanie Ziltenere, the founder and Chief Word Nerd of Tripod Copy, to explore what it means to operate in hustle mode — and how to move out of it! During this conversation, we discuss how to choose your niche and started saying NO to work that isn’t in alignment, and the wild transformations Mel experienced while building her own business! 


    In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌
    The a-ha! moment that led Mel to niche down, and how she worked through her insecurities and fear around letting go of bad-fit clientsHow to build confidence and momentum when serving from your zone of genius Why good copywriting requires forgetting most of what you learned in English class  

    Guest bio: Mel Ziltener is the Chief Word Nerd at Tripod Copy and loves writing killer content to help purpose-driven entrepreneurs engage and connect with their audience. When she's not translating her clients' magic into words, she's likely deep in an epic dance battle with her young son.


    Timestamps:‌ ‌
    00:32  Meet Melanie Ziltener
    01:40  Early days of Tripod Copy
    04:42  Fear & niching down  
    05:49  Choosing her niche
    08:58  Creating the confidence to serve
    11:33  “Have I made it?”
    12:56  When to say no
    15:27  Early stages of success
    16:53  Power of relationships
    18:29  Coaching & A-Players
    21:45  Internal shifts & financial success
    25:13  Types of success
    29:39  What’s next?
    30:43  Final tips & conclusion


    Links mentioned:‌ ‌
    Melanie Ziltener
    https://www.tripodcopy.com 
    Instagram: @mel.the.word.nerd 
    MamaCon
    https://www.mamasandco.com/mamacon 
    A-Players Rapid Impact Business Coaching Experience
    https://www.mamasandco.com/groupcoaching  
    REMARKABLE: Stories From Mamapreneurs Who Have Created Success Despite the Odds
    https://www.amazon.ca/REMARKABLE-Stories-mamapreneurs-created-success/dp/1989716989 

    Learn with me: Mamapreneur Success Path - Free Audio Training
      
    ‌Connect with me:  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liannekimcoach  
    Instagram: @liannekimcoach
    Join the Mamas & Co. community to get access to valuable resources and the support of likeminded mompreneurs and mentors: https://www.mamasandco.com 
    Instagram: @mamasandco


    Podcasting support:

    If you are a service business and you've struggled with valuing your services or owning your worth... you need this! This FREE Masterclass will help you break free from old money patterns and limiting beliefs so you can move forward with the mindset and strategy that will allow you to have the business and family life of your dreams. Sign up HERE!

    • 34 min
    10 Powerful Journal Prompts

    10 Powerful Journal Prompts

    If you’re a longtime listener of The Business of Thinking Big (or a client of mine!), then you know that I am a BIG believer in the power of mindset work, whether you’ve just launched your business or are a seasoned and successful entrepreneur. Not only do I help my clients with their mindset work, I’m constantly working on my own.


    While this inner work is an essential part of growing and evolving as an entrepreneur, many of us don’t make enough time for it — or find it difficult to get started. In this episode of The Business of Thinking Big, I explore ten super-powerful journal prompts designed to help you get the ball rolling!


    Prompt #1: “Today, I am grateful for…”


    Prompt #2: “Things I’ve manifested lately”


    Prompt #3: “Things that feel joyful right now”


    Prompt #4: “What I fear”


    Prompt #5: “What do I want instead?”


    Prompt #6: “What’s working now / what’s not working?”


    Prompt #7: “I love myself because…”


    Prompt #8: “This day/week/weekend will be great because…”


    Prompt #9: “Things I appreciate about [blank]”


    Prompt #10: “Things I’ve accomplished this week/month/year”


    In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌
    How to undergo a potent mindset shift in just three minutes a day!The importance of acknowledging your wins (and how this can completely change your state of mind)  How to narrow in on your best power moves while your business is in a state of transition 

    Timestamps:‌ ‌
    00:34  Intro
    01:48  Journalling 
    04:40  Gratitude
    07:24  Manifestation
    09:42  Feeling joyful
    13:27  Fear
    16:10  What you want instead
    18:28  What is/isn’t working
    20:30  Loving yourself
    22:47  This will be great because…
    25:32  Appreciating relationships
    28:45  Accomplishments
    30:48  Conclusion



    Learn with me: Mamapreneur Success Path - Free Audio Training
      
    ‌Connect with me:  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liannekimcoach  
    Instagram: @liannekimcoach
    Join the Mamas & Co. community to get access to valuable resources and the support of likeminded mompreneurs and mentors: https://www.mamasandco.com 
    Instagram: @mamasandco


    Podcasting support:
    https://theultimatecreative.com 
    https://copymagic.agency 
    If you are a service business and you've struggled with valuing your services or owning your worth... you need this! This FREE Masterclass will help you break free from old money patterns and limiting beliefs so you can move forward with the mindset and strategy that will allow you to have the business and family life of your dreams. Sign up HERE!

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Dani Paige ,

💫💫💫💫💫

I love Lianne’s approach to giving listeners the honest dirt on business growth... especially from your own lived-through experiences. Always worthy of the listen!

Jess B TAC ,

My weekly pep talk!

I look forward to getting back on track each week with The Business of Thinking Big. It actually is the pep talk I need when I’m driving or having my coffee or walking the dog. Lianne’s suggestions and insight always seem to be speaking directly to me and my business. Thanks Lianne!

FinMac123 ,

Every. Single. Podcast in the Business of Thinking Big

Every single podcast Lianne Kim has shared brings great intelligence, accessible business ideas, and clear steps all delivered with joyful energy. Lianne has brought and continues to great value to me and my business.

Top Podcasts In Business

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett
DOAC
The Business of Doing Business with Dwayne Kerrigan
Dwayne Kerrigan
Money Stuff: The Podcast
Bloomberg
The Prof G Pod with Scott Galloway
Vox Media Podcast Network
Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques
Stanford GSB
In Good Company with Nicolai Tangen
Norges Bank Investment Management

You Might Also Like

Unlocking Us with Brené Brown
Vox Media Podcast Network
The Mel Robbins Podcast
Mel Robbins
The Life Coach School Podcast
Brooke Castillo
The Jasmine Star Show
Jasmine Star
Marketing Made Simple
Powered by StoryBrand
The Daily Stoic
Daily Stoic | Wondery