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The 6-Figure Freelancer Podcast was created for the dream-chasers out there who are ready to break out of their 9-5 box and design the life they truly want to live. I wanted to create a place where I could share what I'm learning as a 6-figure+ freelancer in real time. Each week, my guests and I will cover all things freelancing, clients, money, mindset, entrepreneurship, marketing and more. My goal is to give you the tools you need to work less, add massive value to great clients, make a whole lot of money, and live your dream life.

The 6-Figure Freelancer Podcast | Freelancing | Entrepreneurship | Clients | Finances | Motivation | Personal Development | M Avani Miriyala

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The 6-Figure Freelancer Podcast was created for the dream-chasers out there who are ready to break out of their 9-5 box and design the life they truly want to live. I wanted to create a place where I could share what I'm learning as a 6-figure+ freelancer in real time. Each week, my guests and I will cover all things freelancing, clients, money, mindset, entrepreneurship, marketing and more. My goal is to give you the tools you need to work less, add massive value to great clients, make a whole lot of money, and live your dream life.

    224 | The Best Ways to Crush Overwhelm in Your Biz

    224 | The Best Ways to Crush Overwhelm in Your Biz

    Overwhelm is easy to experience when you’re a freelancer—especially if you have a lot of work coming in. We all get overwhelmed and that’s ok. It’s up to you to move out of that feeling and into a positive feeling of abundance.

    Today, I want to talk about some steps I use to get out of feeling overwhelmed and get back on track. It’s not always easy, but these steps will help mitigate those feelings and help you see the light at the end of the tunnel.


    “When you're in a place of scarcity, you're unable to see the solutions. You're unable to see the big available expansion that's out there. You're unable to see the opportunities, the resources that are already at your fingertips. That is what feeling overwhelmed is. It's like you're closing off and you're going into a place of scarcity. And when we are able to break from that, when we're able to take a break, move out or shake that energy up, we can move from a place of scarcity into abundance.” ~ @avanimiriyala
    Main Takeaways 1. Step away from your desk Getting away from your desk can quickly change your attitude. Your desk is where the overwhelm lives and if you step away from it, you won’t be confronted by it every minute. Try relaxing somewhere else or getting out of your normal zone of occupancy. 
    2. Go outside Going outside and experiencing nature can significantly reduce stress and rejuvenate your mind. If you’re in a city, look for pockets of green space and do some nature bathing. 
    3. Workout Getting in some movement and working up a sweat is a great way to alleviate some of the stress you’ve been feeling. For me, it’s worked countless times to put me back on track. 
    4. Get out of your head Read a book, talk to a friend, listen to a podcast, whatever it takes to stop that overwhelming dialogue in your head. If you feel like the dialogue won’t stop, then you need to push it out. 
    5. Journal it out If you’re unable to work through some of the things that are in your head, journaling is a great way to get some of these thoughts out and on to paper. This can help identify the problem and the root cause. 
    6. Make a plan Get out your project management tool and start creating tasks and timelines to deal with all the stuff on your plate. This gives you the ability to systematically cross it off in real life and in your head. 
    Links The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer Liz White: Transformational Journaling Liz White on Instagram Stay in Touch Follow Avani on Twitter Follow Avani on Instagram Follow Avani on LinkedIn

    • 18 min
    223 | The Power of Community + Understanding the Feminist Gaze with Cristina Cala

    223 | The Power of Community + Understanding the Feminist Gaze with Cristina Cala

    Cristina Cala is the founder of The Why Women Project, a feminist platform powered by a collective of professional women in media, marketing, and more.  
    Though she began her career in the corporate world, Cristina has been working with freelancers for many years and learned early on the importance of community and building a network. As she’s branched out on her own, she’s grown to understand the difference between the male gaze and the feminine gaze and how that changes her perspective on her business and her personal story.

    Cristina has deep insights into the freelancing world from a woman’s perspective. In this episode, we talk about the feminist gaze, what it is, and how we can use it to grow together as a community along with many other great topics related to both business and societal challenges.
    “That's when the growth happens. It happens privately. It's not what you see on Instagram and Twitter. It's not the performative optical of, ‘Oh, I'm talking about it, I'm posting about it. And now I get my brownie points.’ What are you doing in your life to talk to the people in your life and sway the way that they think and change their belief system so that they don't perpetuate it in their communities?” ~ @cristinacala
    Main Takeaways If you’re just starting out, carve out your niche and then find a network of like-minded people in your industry.  The feminist gaze is the conscious unlearning of the male gaze (seeing the world and business like a man) and then substituting the gaze of a woman. When we step aside and make space for people who are different from us, it makes their world safer and makes them feel the way that privileged people get to feel every day.  You don’t have to do everything yourself. It’s okay, and probably necessary, to ask for help in the places where you might not excel.  When you’re just starting out, have revenue goals (ideally equal to the salary you’re leaving), learn how sales funnels work, and rely on a community. Links The Why Women Project Cristina on LinkedIn Cristina on Twitter The Why Women Project on Instagram Stay in Touch Follow Avani on Twitter Follow Avani on Instagram Follow Avani on LinkedIn

    • 45 min
    222 | 8 Steps For Leading Effective Client Meetings

    222 | 8 Steps For Leading Effective Client Meetings

    Your clients are the center of your business. Building strong relationships with them is an important part of growth, so today we’re talking about clients - specifically, how to lead an awesome client meeting. I’ve been coaching my team on how best to do this now that we’re scaling up and bringing in more people, and I want to share my insights with you. 
    These steps seem simple, but even the smallest changes and adjustments can have a huge impact on the success of your client meeting. 
    “Now more than ever, as more and more of us are remote, we need to make sure we're letting our clients have all the signals they need for the best communication and the best meeting possible” ~ @avanimiriyala
    Main Takeaways 1. Have the right people in the room Make sure the right parties are in attendance on both sides. Don’t be afraid to leave people out because there is such a thing as too many people in a meeting. It’s best to have all the major decision-makers and managers there.
    2. Set up all the tech that supports your meeting We do weekly meetings. But whatever the iteration is, make sure you have your Zoom, Calendars, etc., ready to go to optimize efficiency.  
    3. Sort out your personal setup Make sure you use video for your virtual meetings and that your setup for the meeting is good. Good lighting, a clean environment, and a good microphone make all the difference.
    4. Have an agenda ready Having an outline is invaluable in making sure that a meeting runs smoothly. It creates a clear picture of who will be covering the different aspects of your meeting. Make sure to give your clients some transparency into your process if you won’t be providing them with an agenda ahead of time. 
    5. Take control and be assertive Being assertive in a meeting isn’t about power, it’s about making sure you get through everything you need to before the time is up. Screen sharing and narrating your thought process is a great way to preemptively answer questions and give clarity to your clients on your decisions while also allowing for feedback. 
    6. Make sure everyone feels heard Not all the feedback you get needs to be implemented, but it’s important to show your clients that you heard it. Use phrasing that affirms their feedback, even if you’re not going to use it. 
    7. Don’t be afraid to push back You are the expert, don’t forget that! You don’t have to belittle your clients’ suggestions, but if it doesn’t work, kindly tell them why it wouldn’t work or why you don’t think it’s the best idea for the project. 
    8. Take conversations offline If things start to get sidetracked about a detail of the project, don’t hesitate to set up a follow-up meeting to allow for a deeper dive. Your goal is to keep the current meeting on track and not waste time.
    Links Proposals That Sell Themselves Stay in Touch Follow Avani on Twitter Follow Avani on Instagram Follow Avani on LinkedIn

    • 23 min
    221 | 6 Tips for Getting Clients on LinkedIn

    221 | 6 Tips for Getting Clients on LinkedIn

    LinkedIn is probably not at the top of your list when you think “Social Media.” A lot of us are glued to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and focus our marketing efforts there. But there’s a whole world of potential clients on LinkedIn.

    In today’s episode, I share some tips and tricks about how to get clients using LinkedIn and how you can optimize your presence on the platform so that potential clients can’t click away. 
    “When you're [interacting with old colleagues on LinkedIn], you're continuing to keep yourself top of mind for that individual. Then when they think of a moment where they need your help, they will message you and think of you first.” ~ @avanimiriyala
    Main Takeaways 1. Optimize your profile Make sure that every piece of your profile is as optimized as possible — clear language about what you do, quality imagery, testimonials, the whole nine yards. This has a big impact on whether or not someone will work with you. 
    2. Put your LinkedIn profile link in your email signature When you're emailing people, potential clients, intros, and more, it's important to invite them to stay in touch with you. LinkedIn is a great way to do that. 
    3. Spend time on LinkedIn every day Start by spending 15-20 minutes on LinkedIn five days of the week. Their algorithm prioritizes engaged users and nothing says “engaged user” like showing up every single day.  
    4. Engage with at least four people daily You have four spots open in the “Activity” section of your profile. Fill them up every day. Write thoughtful, relevant comments on people’s posts instead of just “Cool!” or “Great!” and you will be rewarded. 
    5. Interact with old colleagues Go to their profile, see what they are doing, and comment on their work. Keep yourself at the top of their minds so if they’re working on something that fits your skillset, they will reach out. 
    6. Share content This is a simple but great way to build engagement and put relevant content out to potential clients. Don’t forget to share your own content or make content that will help you in your pursuit of work through LinkedIn.
    Links Dylan Hey Avani’s LinkedIn Profile Transformational Journaling  Stay in Touch Follow Avani on Twitter Follow Avani on Instagram Follow Avani on LinkedIn

    • 21 min
    220 | How to Get Back to “Knowing” and Overcome Imposter Syndrome

    220 | How to Get Back to “Knowing” and Overcome Imposter Syndrome

    Imposter Syndrome is the feeling that you are doing something you shouldn't be doing. You may feel that you're not well educated or that you’re not good enough in your industry or your field, and that you're just kind of winging it. However, more often than not, these are not true and you’re actually just as qualified as anyone else to do what you’re doing. 
    In today’s episode, we talk about why we have these thoughts, what we can do to overcome them, and how to move forward. 
    “I realized being able to quiet our minds, being able to push the junk out of the way is so beneficial for us to then uncover what it is we know to be true, what it is we actually want.” ~ @avanimiriyala
    Main Takeaways 1. Meditation Meditation is a container for the things that are clouding our thoughts to dissipate. You can’t just meditate one time, you need to practice and stay with it for it to work effectively.  
    2. Evidence Building Start making a list or thinking of events or pieces of evidence that prove to yourself that you are not an imposter and that you are actually an expert at what you do. Build a case for your greatness and your premium services. 
    3. Journal Journaling helps us get to the bottom of why we feel what we’re feeling. Writing is a powerful tool that allows you to ask deep, tough questions and get the answers you are looking for. 
    4. Having Conversations Everyone has imposter syndrome. We’re all just a bunch of human imposters trying to survive. Having conversations helps you understand that you’re not in this alone and you’re having a regular human experience. 
    Links Product Proposals That Sell Themselves Untamed by Glennon Doyle  Transformational Journaling  Stay in Touch Follow Avani on Twitter Follow Avani on Instagram Follow Avani on LinkedIn

    • 16 min
    219 | Accessing Your Inner Mastery for Holistic Human Success with Edita Atteck

    219 | Accessing Your Inner Mastery for Holistic Human Success with Edita Atteck

    Today’s guest is Edita Atteck. Edita is a personal breakthrough strategist and helps entrepreneurs around the world claim their inner power by guiding them to effectively work with stress. She focuses on helping her clients prevent burnout, unlock resilience, release limiting subconscious programming, optimize their mindset, and maximize their wellbeing in all areas of life.
    In this episode, Edita and I get to the root of what you can do to level up in your life, how your subconscious affects your perspective on the world, and where to go from here with that knowledge. 
    “How do we contribute to the world, as opposed to just looking how much we want to have in the bottom line? It used to be such a strong trend to focus on your profit and don't speak up about things that may matter because that may impact your bottom line. For me, that's not entrepreneurship. We are a human family first, then we are entrepreneurs.” ~ @editaatteck
    Main Takeaways Inner mastery is simply access to our inner power and inventory, which is all of our emotions, thoughts, nervous system, moods, and more. Everything inside of us is interconnected. From the nervous systems to hormones to ego and personality, it’s all joined. Trying to grab one of these out and say “this is me” is incomplete.  Your subconscious mind and its filters have a massive impact on how you see the world and how you act inside of it. It’s listening to you constantly, so choose your words carefully.  Links Edita Atteck Awaken Your Inner Leader: Transform Stress Develop Emotional Mastery and Thrive by Edita Atteck Rewire For Success Edita on LinkedIn Edita on Twitter Stay in Touch Follow Avani on Twitter Follow Avani on Instagram Follow Avani on LinkedIn

    • 40 min

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Cristina, Why Women CEO ,

Full of real insights from inside building a freelance business.

This is a podcast for solopreneurs who want *actual transparency* from a host (and guests) who are building real businesses. Avani shares her wins and breaks down what works and how she got there—and is humble and generous(!) enough to also share what doesn’t work. Both categories are the kind of advice every freelancer needs. She’s also so lovely! She had me on to talk about my creative collective at The Why Women Project and it was honestly such a pleasure being a guest and getting real with Avani!

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Really useful!

As a freelancer, this podcast provides so many valuable insights! Even if you’re not a freelancer but just looking to grow your business there’s a lot you can learn from this podcast.

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Must listen for freelancers!!

If you’re a freelancer and you aren’t listening to the podcast, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! Avani brings pure genius to the table in this podcast. Do yourself a favor and listen!

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