Welcome to my new podcast - my name is Celia Gaze and I am the Founder of the multi-award winning The Wellbeing Farm Wedding & Events Venue based in Bolton, Lancashire (www.thewellbeingfarm.co.uk) and author of Why Put a Bow Tie on a LLama?
I cover the story of how after having work-related stress I quit my job, got hold of a run down far and transformed it. In this podcast I describe my journey - I faced nearly every type of challenge, tribunals, court hearings, numerous staff and property issues, system problems and near bankruptcy and survived to tell the tale.
I have learned that successful business ownership is a combination of mindset, business know-how and health and I have developed resilience, patience and learned to embrace failure for the lessons it carries. My book and this podcast describes my story and acts as a roadmap to help you and other people find their inspiration and live their dream life.
Episode 8: How you can take a month off your business
In Episode 8 of the Transform Podcast I talk about how putting systems and processes in place in my business enabled me to take a month off my business, emails and phone calls and to stop worrying and to reconnect with my purpose.
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Episode 7 - Transform podcast - How putting a bow tie on a llama transformed my business
In this episode I talk about how the idea of weddings came about and how me struggling to pay a vat bill made me realise things had to change. I discuss how an article was pivotal to me: James Cox, It’s all in the positioning: what to do you’re your business seems to be losing focus, 26 June 2014 and how this led to me putting a bow tie on a llama. Sorry but I got so passionate in this podcast that I forgot about the microphone so I'm really sorry about the sound quality towards the end of the podcast!
Episode 6: How to achieve work life balance when you run a business
Why maintaining work life balance is so difficult for entrepreneurs and Bronnie Ware's top 5 regrets of the dying. My inability to switch off and how I maintain work life balance through
(1) a good morning routine;
(7) learning and personal development;
(8) diet and exercise;
(9) spa days and treatments;
(10) quality family time; and
(11) working in hotels.
Episode 5: 10 things I wish I’d known before starting my own business?
The 10 things I wish I'd known before starting my own business - covering (1) planning permission and bureaucracy; (2) business planning and securing finance; (3) your accountant and cash flow; (4) bank accounts and vat; (5) business rates; (6) overseeing a construction project; (7) systems and processes within your business; (8) the importance of sales and marketing; (9) don't let anyone tell you your ideas was crazy and won’t work; (10) don’t neglect your health or your relationships.
Why finding your niche is key to success
In this episode I talk about finding your niche. Topics covered include:
The need to be really clear about who is your target audience and why
What market research you need to do to spot a gap in your market
What is a niche
How you find your niche
How finding your niche in business is key to success as it makes you stand out against the competition, it gives you a focus for marketing and establishes your brand recognition.
Episode 3: How to make your business stand out
In this podcast I cover 10 ways to make your business stand out. So have a listen – remember you only get one life and just don't waste it working in or on a business that you hate. You've got to really look to see how can I use these principles to adapt and transform the business that you have into something that you love? This is all about being yourself, being authentic, seek to stand out and be different. This is how your business will stand out from others.