31 episodes

Welcome to the Productive Introvert Community Podcast. Helping ambitious entrepreneurs who feel deep down that they can add more value to the world to really thrive in their work.

I'm Mariella Franker and I'll be sharing with you what I'm learning as an introverted entrepreneur, a natural productivity coach, and a mom while I build my business online and take care of my family and myself.

In this podcast, you'll learn about the mindset and the practical steps you need to make space for your unique strengths as an introvert so that your work can have the impact you always wanted it to have.

Productive Introvert Community with Mariella Franker, PhD Mariella Franker

    • Zaken en persoonlijke financiën

Welcome to the Productive Introvert Community Podcast. Helping ambitious entrepreneurs who feel deep down that they can add more value to the world to really thrive in their work.

I'm Mariella Franker and I'll be sharing with you what I'm learning as an introverted entrepreneur, a natural productivity coach, and a mom while I build my business online and take care of my family and myself.

In this podcast, you'll learn about the mindset and the practical steps you need to make space for your unique strengths as an introvert so that your work can have the impact you always wanted it to have.

    021 From 0 sign ups to fully booked: Why “no” can also be a “yes”

    021 From 0 sign ups to fully booked: Why “no” can also be a “yes”

    I first shared about my “failed” course launch with my mailing list and now I’m talking about it in this podcast episode.

    After months of preparation, several dedicated articles, episodes, social posts, and weeks of talking about nothing else, my online course “Energy management for ambitious introverts” got 0 (yes, that’s right, zero) sign ups.

    Was it hard to get that no? Yes.

    Did I feel like a failure? Yes.

    Did I do nothing but feel sorry for myself for a couple of days? Yes.

    It’s human to be disappointed. It’s human to complain about things that don’t go our way. Do what you need to do to get that out of your system.

    And then come back and take another step. Because, in the end, it’s how we choose to move on from our struggles - and how we treat people along the way -  that defines us as a person.

    In this podcast episode, I share how zero sign ups for my online course turned into fully booked with 1-1 coaching clients within a month’s time. How talking about the course actually helped me to get fully booked now and why you shouldn’t let a no this time discourage you from moving forward.

    Remember that a “no” today can turn into a “yes” tomorrow.

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    ▶️ See more of my life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariellafranker

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    🎵 Andrés Rodríguez

    • 11 min
    020 Staying focused: About deeper values and celebrating small wins

    020 Staying focused: About deeper values and celebrating small wins

    Today, we’re talking about the third thing that that will help you to stay focused and motivated when you’re taking on a big new challenge.

    Celebrating small wins and connecting with your deeper values.

    I get a lot of questions about deep values and core values. How do you know what your deep values are? How do you find your purpose?

    I think this is one of the misconceptions that we have around deep values and purpose is somehow we think that it's something that we will find outside of ourselves.

    It is something that is external to us and if we can only find it things will be magically fixed. For example, one day you’ll see the perfect job and suddenly it will click: yes, that's what I'm supposed to do.

    For most of us this doesn’t happen. And we keep searching.

    After all my wandering and now connecting to my natural advantage and helping others connect to theirs, I’ve seen that it’s not when we look outside of ourselves but inside of ourselves that we connect with our deeper values.

    ▶️▶️ Related episode: 019 Staying focused: Morning reflections

    ▶️▶️ Related episode: 018 Staying focused: Business energy assessment

    ▶️ Book a free exploration call: https://forms.gle/XpVZp4LMPcBQGoVMA

    ▶️ Sign up for Productive Introvert Letters: https://www.thefrankermessage.com/subscribe

    ▶️ See more of my life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariellafranker

    ▶️ Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mamfranker/

    🎵 Andrés Rodríguez

    • 19 min
    019 Staying focused: About taking time to reflect

    019 Staying focused: About taking time to reflect

    There are 3 main techniques that have had a huge impact on my focus and motivation to work on my business. Last, week I talked about the first one: the business energy assessment.

    This week, I’m taking you through my morning reflection process (or better named start-up reflections).

    Where the business energy assessment is amazing for long-term adjustments, this one is key for day-to-day navigation and to make sure to stay focused and to keep making progress.



    ▶️▶️ Related episode: Business energy assessment



    ▶️ Book a free exploration call: https://forms.gle/XpVZp4LMPcBQGoVMA

    ▶️ Sign up for Productive Introvert Letters: https://www.thefrankermessage.com/subscribe

    ▶️ See more of my life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariellafranker

    ▶️ Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mamfranker/

    🎵 Andrés Rodríguez

    • 17 min
    018 Staying focused: About setting priorities

    018 Staying focused: About setting priorities

    How do you decide which activities to focus on when you can go in any direction with your business?  

    As a young entrepreneur, the idea that I can go in any direction I want can be both liberating and overwhelming. It’s very easy to loose focus and to start drifting. You may wake up one day and realize that you’ve been doing less and less of the things that really spark that joy in you. The things that got you excited about running your own business in the first place.  

    Today, I’ll take you through an exercise that has helped me to decide which activities to focus on and to stay on track in the first years of my business. I call it a business energy assessment. In it, you assess the activities that you're doing on a day-to-day basis and how much energy and joy they bring to you in your work.   

    What you’ll learn:  

    ✅ What is a business energy assessment and why is it helpful   

    ✅ How to get started if this is the first time you’re doing a business energy assessment  

    ✅ An example of how I crossed off 12 out of 14 (almost) daily activities off my list in a recent assessment  

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    ▶️ Book a free exploration call: https://forms.gle/XpVZp4LMPcBQGoVMA

    ▶️ Sign up for Productive Introvert Letters: https://www.thefrankermessage.com/subscribe

    ▶️ See more of my life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariellafranker

    ▶️ Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mamfranker/

    🎵 Andrés Rodríguez

    • 21 min
    017 Writing to you from a little house named “Go with the flow”

    017 Writing to you from a little house named “Go with the flow”

    I’m writing this as I’m watching the sun rise.

    Soon, ships the size of a small flat, will start to make their way back and forth along the river in front of me. Hauling their cargo to and from the port in Rotterdam.

    We’re celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary. We’re staying in a little house appropriately named “Go with the flow”. 

    In this episode I talk about how I've landed at a new crossroads. It's time to refocus again and to ask for help.



    ▶️ Book a free exploration call: https://forms.gle/XpVZp4LMPcBQGoVMA

    ▶️ Sign up for Productive Introvert Letters: https://www.thefrankermessage.com/subscribe

    ▶️ See more of my life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariellafranker

    ▶️ Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mamfranker/



    🎵 Andrés Rodríguez

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    • 5 min
    016 What's this online course you keep going on about?

    016 What's this online course you keep going on about?

    Today, I wanna tell you a bit more about my online course, Energy Management for Ambitious Introverts. Who is it for and what makes it different from some of the things that you might have learned before?

    In this episode, you'll learn

    ✅ Who this course if for

    ✅ Why most of what we learn isn't tailored to the introvert's natural process

    ✅ Why this is the last time I'm offering this course



    Related episode: 015 Three habits for introverts to find energy, joy, and calm in their work (and life!)



    ▶️▶️ Sign up for Energy management for ambitious introverts: https://courses.thefrankermessage.com/energymanagement 

    ▶️ Book a free exploration call: https://forms.gle/XpVZp4LMPcBQGoVMA

    ▶️ Sign up for Productive Introvert Letters: https://www.thefrankermessage.com/subscribe

    ▶️ See more of my life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariellafranker

    ▶️ Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mamfranker/



    🎵 Andrés Rodríguez 

    • 8 min

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