The Honestly Series, hosted by Ariana Mara, features hot topics related to starting, running, and growing an expertise-business online. Ariana has been a mentor and consultant to CEOs and senior leaders of successful businesses worldwide in the last two decades.
The podcast covers business strategies for expertise businesses, methods to increase your business performance, strategies and techniques to create visibility to accelerate your growth, and the mindset that helps you maintain your motivation and level up when the time comes.
Burnout and fatigue are not unfamiliar for small business owners, even with 8 figure revenues. Vitamins and healthy eating are one part of the equation. Resilience and mental toughness are equally important because the business owner is the heart and soul of the business, so your mental strength is one key to the success of your business.
The podcast also features, from time to time, badass women from the Feminine Brilliance podcast series.
S1E21 - Reasons why people fail
In this episode, Ariana shares a story that triggered today’s podcast, and a list of typical reasons why people fail. We all think differently when it comes to success or failure, and we all consider different things when we judge our performance. Some practice self-reflection to figure out the reasons, others like to move on as quickly as possible. In today’s episode, Ariana also talks about a habit she developed to learn from her mistakes, and the mistakes she made as well.
S1E20 - About thought leadership
Today’s episode of the Honestly Series is the 3rd in the Thought Leadership for Creating Authority Series. Ariana talks about Thought Leadership and what can help you become a thought leader. While it is a widespread belief that it is enough to share your knowledge on the internet to create authority for your business, there are distinctive characteristics to thought leadership.
Why do people listen to some while not to others? Is it about what you say or how you say it? Perhaps both? Listen to this episode if you want to know more.
S1E19 - We are in this together! The connection between effective teamwork and mindful communication
Today’s episode is about the innate desire for connection, and how mindful communication influences the behaviours of individuals in groups and in teams. Ariana also talks about sharing workload and structuring tasks supported by mindful communication, and how that impacts the effectiveness of teamwork.
This episode touches on the importance of openness and mindfulness in building work relationships that promote better mental health and allows for a quick insight into why mindful communication is not only about adhering to fundamental values.
S1E18 - To niche or not to niche? Marketing tactics of expertise businesses
Ariana today speaks about marketing tactics expertise-based businesses use to increase their visibility. This episode is the 2nd in the series of four episodes digging into How Thought Leadership Increases the Positive Impact of Marketing Efforts for Expertise Businesses, such as coaching, consulting, advisors, counselors, knowledge-based service providers, online educators. This episode will uncover mistakes many expertise-based business owners make in social media and while creating content. Ariana also answers the question of whether it is worth to niche at all.
S1E17 - Consulting, marketing, thought leadership
In this episode of the Honestly Series, Ariana talks about how thought leadership increases the positive impact of marketing efforts of expertise-based businesses. She gives an insight into how consulting and other expertise-based businesses, marketing, and thought leadership are interlaced and what influences these different elements are to practice on each other.
S1E16 - How to Build a Successful Career
In today’s episode, Ariana answers questions related to choosing and building a career. Beyond usual answers, Ariana shares guidance that helped her clients in transforming their professional lives significantly within a shorter period.
Ariana shares a concept you can use to decide what career path to follow and also explains how a choice of your career path can make you happier.
Rare gem of genuine stories
Always looking forward to the next episode, love hearing frank, real-life stories. Thanks for sharing them!
Ariana’s podcasts helped me a lot in these difficult times. Thank you!