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A podcast show with a fab and fun approach to all things business from me, Ruby McGuire, Business Mastery and Mindset Queen. Step up and become a leader, aka Queen, of your business. I'll be sharing lots of fun, inspiration and actionable nuggets sprinkled in along the way. We'll be covering all sorts of things from leadership, mindset, creativity, marketing, the law of attraction and so much more. All to help you to stop hiding your fabulousness, to step up as a Queen and rule your Queendom.

Rock Your Fabulous Biz Podcast Business Mastery & Mindset Queen - step up and be queen of your biz

    • Entrepreneurship
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A podcast show with a fab and fun approach to all things business from me, Ruby McGuire, Business Mastery and Mindset Queen. Step up and become a leader, aka Queen, of your business. I'll be sharing lots of fun, inspiration and actionable nuggets sprinkled in along the way. We'll be covering all sorts of things from leadership, mindset, creativity, marketing, the law of attraction and so much more. All to help you to stop hiding your fabulousness, to step up as a Queen and rule your Queendom.

    Is Your Crown Too Heavy?

    Is Your Crown Too Heavy?

    Welcome to RYFB with me, Ruby McGuire, Business Mastery and Mindset Queen.
     
    This podcast is for you if you're a service-based business owner, a solopreneur. You're effectively the CEO of your business. I'm here to help you feel and behave like one. In this podcast show, we'll explore the many facets of being the leader, aka Queen of your business. We'll talk about creating a success mindset and taking your business to the next level. I'll be talking all things business mastery, mindset and manifesting through the Law of Attraction. I do like a bit of woo! Tune in (mostly weekly) as I'll be sharing lots of business strategies to help you. Make sure you head on over to www.rubymcguire.com to find out how we can work together. Book in a call and let's share a virtual cappuccino together!
     
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    Sometimes, ruling your Queendom is hard work. It may seem like it’s easy, but the reality is that as a Queen your crown can become quite heavy at times, where it all feels a bit too much, and you’re not sure which direction you’re heading in.
     
    A heavy crown can create disillusionment with how things are going in our businesses. This is often due to the expectations we hold about it, and the expectations we put on ourselves.
     
    If you’ve bought into the ‘six-figure overnight success’ story, then that’s potentially going to create lots of feelings for you, when your business doesn’t have the same results.
     
    This is all about your journey. Let’s explore where you might be adding to the weight of your crown.
     
    What expectations are you putting on yourself?
     
    The online world is a funny place. It can make you feel a million dollars, where people start following you, or give you an incredible shout-out, and it can make you feel rubbish, when you perceive someone else as more successful than you, based on what they’re sharing or what you’ve read/heard. 
     
    The reality is that it makes you feel what you choose for it to make you feel. You can take control of the stories you create in your mind about it.
     
    Your expectation might be that you should be further on in your business than you currently are. If you find yourself comparing, then that’s going to create a lot of expectation. As I said to one of my clients just this week, you might not even be as far on in business as that other person, or even want what they’ve created.
     
    Maybe you’re procrastinating on putting work out there because you feel it needs to be perfect, you worry what people will say about your content. You’re worried about their expectations.
     
    Perhaps your expectations are more client based. You’re taking on responsibility for your client’s results, and trying to fix them, when your role is actually to enable them to move forward. The responsibility for action lies with them.
     
    How are you limiting yourself by these expectations?
     
    Maybe you bought into the business story, that business is easy. The truth is that it is challenging, and amazing all at once. Ask any super successful business owner whether their business journey was always easy, and they’ll more than likely have a few anecdotes to share with you about obstacles they’ve had to overcome, both internally and externally.
     
    Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed. There’s a lot of noise out there online, we can suffer with information overload. Social media content can also trigger lots of emotion and comparison.
     
    You might be limiting yourself by staying stuck, not seeing a way forward, or seeing it, but not taking any action on it because you’re fearful of the possibility of judgement and rejection. Procrastination might be one example of this, not making decisions can be another.
     
    Are you refusing to see that there could be a better way than how you’re doing things? Maybe you’re hanging onto that programme that no

    • 7 min
    5 Things You Need To Know To Be The Queen Of Outsourcing In Your Biz

    5 Things You Need To Know To Be The Queen Of Outsourcing In Your Biz

    Welcome to RYFB with me, Ruby McGuire, Business Mastery and Mindset Queen.
     
    This podcast is for you if you're a service-based business owner, a solopreneur. You're effectively the CEO of your business. I'm here to help you feel and behave like one. In this podcast show, we'll explore the many facets of being the leader, aka Queen of your business. We'll talk about creating a success mindset and taking your business to the next level. I'll be talking all things business mastery, mindset and manifesting through the Law of Attraction. I do like a bit of woo! Tune in (mostly weekly) as I'll be sharing lots of business strategies to help you. Make sure you head on over to www.rubymcguire.com to find out how we can work together. Book in a call and let's share a virtual cappuccino together!
     
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    If you want to scale your business, then you need to learn how to outsource like a Queen. I’m going to share 5 simple tips to get you started.
     
    Before we get to the tips though, we need to talk about your mindset.
     
    When I first considered outsourcing, I thought it would cost me a fortune. I was working on a membership site for a new programme that I’d created, and had done about 80% of the back end on my website, but I couldn’t figure out how to get the training modules to release to clients, and that was a problem.
     
    I was stubborn back then, and I told myself that I would not be beaten by my computer, and I would figure it out. I’m not amazing with technology, but I’m not too bad either, so I thought I could learn how to do it.
     
    After two weeks of frustration, and I mean two FULL weeks, I decided to ask for help. I had a big bill in mind about how much it would cost, and when I got the bill I was gobsmacked. It took just 2 hours for my techie VA to sort out what had taken me two full weeks, and I hadn’t solved the problem.
     
    That was a big lesson to me. Imagine how many potential clients I could have been connecting with in that space of time. I wonder how much potential income I lost over that 2 weeks.
     
    You need to shift your mindset around:
     
    a) bringing in help - it’s okay to not be an expert at everything 
    b) feeling that you have to be the one that does all of the work (even if you can do it!) and 
    c) trusting that someone can support you, and do as good a job as you can.
     
    Once you’ve done that, then go through these tips to figure out how best to outsource.
     
    1. Define your strengths
     
    What can only you do in your business? 
     
    So there are lots of things you can probably do yourself, but it might not be the best use of your time. When I think about my own business, I know that only I can do my content. I’ve worked with many copywriters now, but they don’t quite get my message across in the way that I do. 
     
    Even when I think they’ve done an amazing job, other people tell me that they know I haven’t written the sales page or whatever piece of copy it is, so it seems inauthentic. Because of that, I write my own social media content, blog posts, podcasts, articles, training, books etc. 
     
    There are many things I can do, and even love to do - like create Canva images, do the itty bitty admin jobs (Yes, I love admin. I know, I’m weird!) You have to ask yourself though whether doing these small tasks are the best use of your time. You need to focus on your one main thing. My one thing is content creation/writing really.
     
    2. What are your weaknesses?
     
    You need to understand what your weaknesses are. What are those things on your list that take you forever? I can’t do Zaps (these are from a programme called Zapier and they basically allow you to take payment, and then automatically send out the digital goods). I’ve tried, I have failed many times. I miss the last step, so I now outsource it. 
     
    When you recognise your weaknesses, you

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    The One Thing You Need To Start Doing If You Want A Successful Business

    The One Thing You Need To Start Doing If You Want A Successful Business

    Welcome to RYFB with me, Ruby McGuire, Business Mastery and Mindset Queen.
    This podcast is for you if you're a service-based business owner, a solopreneur. You're effectively the CEO of your business. I'm here to help you feel and behave like one. In this podcast show, we'll explore the many facets of being the leader, aka Queen of your business. We'll talk about creating a success mindset and taking your business to the next level. I'll be talking all things business mastery, mindset and manifesting through the Law of Attraction. I do like a bit of woo! Tune in (mostly weekly) as I'll be sharing lots of business strategies to help you. Make sure you head on over to www.rubymcguire.com to find out how we can work together. Book in a call and let's share a virtual cappuccino together!
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    The one thing you need to start doing if you want a successful business
    I have a lot of clients tell me they are done with their mindset work. They tell me they’ve done lots of inner work and there’s nothing more they need to do. They say they just need to get on with the business stuff.
    I call b******t on that.
    It doesn’t matter what level you are at in your business, there is always more mindset work to do. As Denise Duffield-Thomas says, ‘New level, new devil’. Our mindset is the biggest piece of the puzzle when it comes to creating success. 
    There’s a graphic that goes around on social media with a picture of an iceberg. The tip of the iceberg shows our conscious mind stuff, above the water. The rest of the iceberg, that’s underneath the water, is all of the unconscious mind stuff. This is what owns you, unless you deal with it and do the mindset work! Your mindset monkeys will keep you under that water for as long as possible, as they think that’s the way to keep you safe. What they don’t realise is they are drowning you and stopping you from exploring the world.
    I was speaking with a good friend earlier this week, and we were saying how mindset has been the biggest thing we’ve had to work on in order to grow our businesses. 
    You can learn all of the business tips, tricks and strategies in the world, but if you want to help people you need to have a strong mindset. If you don’t, when you jump on calls with clients your lack of confidence and self-belief will come across. 
    You may shy away from taking action on certain areas of your business, because you find it hard to know what to work on first, or you doubt yourself about what you’re putting out there. 
    You may find you dilute your marketing messages for fear that people will ‘find you out’, or judge and reject you. You are in fear of what others will think of you, so you’re not as authentic as you could be. 
    Take the swear word I’ve used in today’s podcast. Years ago, I wouldn’t have used it. Do I swear? Yes, waaaaay more than I should, but do you know what? It’s who I am and because I’ve done the mindset work, I don’t actually care what people think now. If people don’t like that, then that’s okay. We are all like Marmite, some will love us, some won’t. 
    (Side note: For those not familiar, with Marmite, it’s a yeast extract, a spread that you can use on toast, and people usually love it or hate it, there’s rarely an in-between like for it) 
    Does this mean that I will be swearing like a trooper through all future posts? No, not at all, but you might find the odd expletive thrown into the mix. 
    You may find that you end up over-giving because you’re afraid that people won’t want to buy from you, or you’re afraid to charge for your services. I know that’s something I’ve definitely done over the years, to the point of burnout. 
    You have to remember that people aren’t buying your services in the moment, they’re buying all that you’ve learned over the years. So when someone works with me, they are

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    Be The Queen With Knees Knocking, And Still Take Action! (Fear Is Okay!)

    Be The Queen With Knees Knocking, And Still Take Action! (Fear Is Okay!)

    Welcome to RYFB with me, Ruby McGuire, Business Mastery and Mindset Queen.
     
    This podcast is for you if you're a service-based business owner, a solopreneur. You're effectively the CEO of your business. I'm here to help you feel and behave like one. In this podcast show, we'll explore the many facets of being the leader, aka Queen of your business. We'll talk about creating a success mindset and taking your business to the next level. I'll be talking all things business mastery, mindset and manifesting through the Law of Attraction. I do like a bit of woo! Tune in (mostly weekly) as I'll be sharing lots of business strategies to help you. Make sure you head on over to www.rubymcguire.com to find out how we can work together. Book in a call and let's share a virtual cappuccino together!

     
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    Be The Queen With Knees Knocking, And Still Take Action! (Fear Is Okay!)
     
    So you’ve decided to step up as a Queen. Hooray!
     
    Now comes the tough bit!
     
    Are your knees knocking underneath that beautiful Queen’s dress you’re wearing?! I get it, I feel like that too, a lot of the time actually.
     
    BUT, you cannot let fear hold you back.
     
    When you’re a Queen you will naturally have obstacles to overcome, it’s kind of one of the things that comes as part of the whole package of being a business owner.
     
    If you want to grow your Queendom though, you’ve got to figure out how to overcome those obstacles, fear or not.
     
    You’re a Queen - you don’t let obstacles get in your way. You know you have the power to work through your challenges, and any fears that might be holding you back.
     
    There is always more than one way to achieve the success you desire as a Queen. I can bet there have been many, many obstacles you’ve overcome over the years. You can draw on that strength to overcome challenges you’re facing right now and in the future.
     
    You can shatter any limiting beliefs with your sceptre, and get that crown of yours shining again in no time!
     
    Yes, you may have to get help to get creative to come up with a plan, but it’s all possible. I believe that when things are meant to be then everything will feel like it’s in alignment. If you’re hitting obstacle after obstacle, then it might be time to reflect on whether you need a different battle plan.
     
    Sometimes those challenges and detours can be the best thing ever in your business, as they help you to think creatively.
     
    Being a Queen means learning from repeated ‘failures’, disappointments and lessons, but often that’s when the magic happens! You reflect, learn and find other fabulous ways to grow your business.
     
    Very often, the biggest fear in your business is the one around bringing in money. You worry that you don’t have the sales skills to help convert clients, you worry that you won’t be able to pay your bills, you worry that you don’t have the services people want to pay for, the list goes on.
     
    One of the skills that really helped me work through my money blocks, and still does, is EDT, Emotional Dowsing Technique. It doesn’t matter what level of business you’re at, we all have more money blocks that can come up from time to time that need clearing. With money blocks, often fear is attached.
     
    I recently ran some EDT Money Block sessions, and it was amazing what came up for clients. Blocks that were hidden that they didn’t even know they had. Once they were cleared, the clients and money started to flow.
     
    Sometimes I know it can feel like you’re pushing water uphill, and nobody is listening to you. Keep singing your song, keep telling people about what you do, keep pushing through that fear. The consistency pays off. And remember to always bring a bit of fun into your biz, it’s the best way to save your sanity!
     
    Here’s three simple strategies to help you work through your f

    • 7 min
    5 Things To Do When Life Feels Uncertain

    5 Things To Do When Life Feels Uncertain

    Welcome to RYFB with me, Ruby McGuire, Business Mastery and Mindset Queen.
     
    This podcast is for you if you're a service-based business owner, a solopreneur. You're effectively the CEO of your business. I'm here to help you feel and behave like one. In this podcast show, we'll explore the many facets of being the leader, aka Queen of your business. We'll talk about creating a success mindset and taking your business to the next level. I'll be talking all things business mastery, mindset and manifesting through the Law of Attraction. I do like a bit of woo! Tune in (mostly weekly) as I'll be sharing lots of business strategies to help you. Make sure you head on over to www.rubymcguire.com to find out how we can work together. Book in a call and let's share a virtual cappuccino together!
     
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    5 things to do when life feels uncertain...
     
    Do you find that you’re feeling quite fearful right now? With everything going on in the world it’s natural to feel unsettled. It’s a time to trust in the process of life. Yes, do the planning, the preparation and take the action, but then trust that everything is happening exactly as it’s meant to be.
     
    I’ve personally been going through a period of transformation, and I’ve been thinking about what it is I’ve been doing. I’ve realised for me this has been a time of 5 R’s.
     
    A time to ... Reframe
     
    One of the things I like to do, and do it all the time, much to the annoyance of people that like to complain - is to reframe.
     
    For example, I don’t like the restrictive feeling around the word, ‘Lockdown’, so it’s been renamed in our house. It’s now called a "Spring Retreat" Lockdown has such a negative vibe. Not for me!
     
    Reframe this new version of the world we’re currently in, start to notice how you can feel more positive about what’s going on. Maybe it’s a Spring Retreat for you too, maybe it gives you chance to learn some new things online, or dance, sing, play more. There will be some positives, if only you take the time to look for them.
     
    A time to ... Retreat
     
    You may have found yourself hiding away, and that’s okay. Perhaps you’ve been over cautious, worried what people might say if you’re out there promoting your business, when there are so many other things to be focusing on. It’s okay as a Queen to retreat, in fact I’d say it’s a vital part of running your Queendom. You will be an all round better leader when you take time to fill up your own goblet, before helping others fill theirs. (My ‘Queen’ role model/inspiration is Medieval, hence the goblet. No chopping off heads in my world though!)
     
    As a leader, aka a Queen, you need to be pro-active and not re-active. You also need to know when it’s time to slow things down.
     
    I’ve been in a place of full stop, never mind slowing down, when it comes to my blog posts. I’ve been trusting I’ll have the right thing to say at the right time. I knew I needed to retreat, rather than step in to sharing too much too soon.
     
    When you retreat, new ideas come forward. You’ll know when it’s time to come out of your safe space, invite in optimism and start planning for brighter things to come.
     
    It’s a time to ... Recharge
     
    I said in a Facebook post recently, that sometimes you need to step back to step forward, particularly when you’re a Queen. How often do you take the time to recharge?
     
    One of my coaches helped me realise I hadn’t taken a break for nearly two years, so I took a week off, and I have another week off planned very soon. The step back allows you to review what’s working, what’s not, and to replenish yourself. I always say that if you were working for someone else, you’d take time out for holidays, days off etc.
     
    Now is the perfect time to restore your soul, to do all of those things that light you up. Wh

    • 8 min
    Do You Really Want What You’re Chasing?

    Do You Really Want What You’re Chasing?

    Welcome to RYFB with me, Ruby McGuire, Business Mastery and Mindset Queen.
     
    This podcast is for you if you're a service-based business owner, a solopreneur. You're effectively the CEO of your business. I'm here to help you feel and behave like one. In this podcast show, we'll explore the many facets of being the leader, aka Queen of your business. We'll talk about creating a success mindset and taking your business to the next level. I'll be talking all things business mastery, mindset and manifesting through the Law of Attraction. I do like a bit of woo! Tune in (mostly weekly) as I'll be sharing lots of business strategies to help you. Make sure you head on over to www.rubymcguire.com to find out how we can work together. Book in a call and let's share a virtual cappuccino together!
     

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    Have you ever set a goal that you reach only to find it isn't really what you thought it would be?
     
    This can happen so often in business.
     
    One big thing that comes up with a lot of my clients is where they think they want a particular type of business and then wish they'd done something completely different.
     
    It can be easy to fall into the trap of doing a business to 'chase the money', but if that chasing the money doesn't bring happiness, you may as well go and get a 'proper job'. Today we're going to do some funky goal setting. Let's make those goals exciting and enticing.
     
    Whenever I chat with clients/potential clients I take them through 5 steps to getting clarity around their business model. I start by asking them to really connect with what they are passionate about. We then explore if their passion matches their skill set and then we've got a better foundation to work from.
     
    So often people start building programmes for who they think they 'should' work with, instead of doing the ground work to ensure they have the passion in the first place and are really clear on who their dreamie clients are and what they're struggling with.
     
    It's time to do a bit of FUNKY goal setting.
     
    F is for FABULOUS
     
    Your goal needs to totally excite you and I mean really have you feeling exhilarated inside.  You’re not going for mediocre here, you’re going all out and aiming as high as you can, stretching up on your tiptoes to see how amazing your future can be, once you can just squeeze outside of your comfort zone.  If it’s not feeling fabulous, why?  What can you do to tweak it so that it thrills the life out of you?  Who do you look at and think, ‘I wish my life was like that’?  Use those feelings to guide you in your decision to set goals. Sometimes jealousy can be a good indicator of what you really want. If you're jealous of someone else, it can show you what you really desire.
     
    What will it mean to you to achieve this goal?  How will life/you be different when you reach it?
     
    That little nagging voice saying to you, ‘Yeah, well this is all well and good but you didn’t make it last time’, or ‘How do you know it will work?,’ or ‘It’s too big a goal for you, you don’t deserve it.’  Kick those naughty mindset monkeys into touch. That’s your fear talking and the sooner you work through it the quicker you will realise your goals.  
     
    U is for UNSHAKEABLE
     
    • Be REALLY clear about what your goal is, use all of your senses to figure it out.  What will it look like, feel like, smell like, taste like? 
    • Your goal needs to be exactly that... YOUR goal, not someone else’s goal for you
    • Thinking about your role model what it is that they do consistently that gets them that life that you desire?
    • Plan out the steps you need to put into place to make sure this absolutely happens
    • Write down what/who would get in your way of achieving your goal
    • Be real here, if you want to be an international swimmer and you’re scared of water it may tak

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Wolfie472 ,

Epic Podcast!

I found Ruby's podcast via her website, and can I just say it was very much needed. Her advice and knoweldge rock and are easily implemented into what we do. Loving it! <3

Be Beautiful x ,

Ruby is AMAZING!

Since listening to Ruby's podcast shows, I have learnt so many tips on how to become more visible in my business.
The advice she shares is brilliant and with her gentle nudge for your "calls to action", she really helps you raise your game. Thank you Ruby for all you share, I look forward to hearing more in the future.

Emma_Davis ,

Great Podcast for Coaches & Business Owners

I listened to all 5 current episodes on my long drive to Kent last Friday and loved all of them. Ruby is great at getting her message and information across and also interviewing others. Easy to listen to and full of great hints, tips and advise on getting the best out of your [coaching] business (even though it is aimed at coaches, I am not one and I get a lot out of the podcast). Keep it up Ruby :)

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