13 episodes

So you run your own business and are livin the dream. Yesssss girl, get it! But if you’re being honest …there are days when you are lonely or unfulfilled. Or *just maybe* you lost your motivation? I am here to tell you: you aren’t alone... Nor should you try to do this alone. Hi, I’m Julie Ball, your new biz bestie on this crazy journey we call entrepreneurship. If you are looking for encouragement, connection and support in your business, this 12-episode binge-able podcast will help you embrace a better way to hustle. Craving more? Get a special deal on the Sparkle Hustle Grow community at http://abetterwaytohustle.com.

A Better Way to Hustle Julie Ball

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 23 Ratings

So you run your own business and are livin the dream. Yesssss girl, get it! But if you’re being honest …there are days when you are lonely or unfulfilled. Or *just maybe* you lost your motivation? I am here to tell you: you aren’t alone... Nor should you try to do this alone. Hi, I’m Julie Ball, your new biz bestie on this crazy journey we call entrepreneurship. If you are looking for encouragement, connection and support in your business, this 12-episode binge-able podcast will help you embrace a better way to hustle. Craving more? Get a special deal on the Sparkle Hustle Grow community at http://abetterwaytohustle.com.

    Episode 1: Why The 24/7/365 Hustle Culture Is Toxic

    Episode 1: Why The 24/7/365 Hustle Culture Is Toxic

    Welcome to A Better Way To Hustle!  This bingeable 12-episode series will help you feel empowered and equipped to take control back over your business and life, find more happy in your hustle, and feel less stressed and overwhelmed.

    “Hustle” has kind of become a bad word in the online business space, and it’s time to reclaim and redefine it.

    Have you ever felt burned out from working too much? From never getting a break from the hustle?

    You aren’t alone!

    You’re invited to join me as we change the narrative.  The unrealistic social standard of the “hustle” being a 24/7/365 gig is a thing of the past.

    What does a happy, healthy hustle mean to you? To me, it means:


    Providing for my family
    Doing what I love
    Flexibility in my schedule
    Becoming a better version of myself
    Showing my daughter through actions that we have control over our lives
    Seasons of work and seasons of rest

    Write down some words for you that describe how you want to redefine your hustle.  I know you don’t want the toxic side effects of the 24/7/365 grind.

    Craving more? Get a special deal on the Sparkle Hustle Grow community at http://abetterwaytohustle.com. You’ll get encouragement, connection, and support in your business from real people who want you to succeed!

    Music credit: Bouncin' Back by Reaktor Productions

    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 18 min
    Episode 2: How Do You Measure Success?

    Episode 2: How Do You Measure Success?

    How do you measure your actual success?  Not just goal setting, but is it a number of clients? Income goal? Retiring your husband? Are you chasing a feeling? Or are you chasing someone else’s goals?

    What’s important to you, right now, in this season of life?

    Brainstorm a list of some goals, then ask yourself why those goals are in alignment with your values, in the season of life you’re in. Do you feel like all those goals are in alignment? Trust your gut with this.

    What does success really mean to you?

    KPI’s, or Key Performance Indicators, are those things you’re going to track month after month in your business. Instead of focusing just on numbers, consider the “joy meter” and the ease of doing business.

    Next, it’s important to find your “sweet spot” in terms of revenue, profit, workload, and client experience.  We’ll cover that more in the next episode.

    Craving more? Get a special deal on the Sparkle Hustle Grow community at http://abetterwaytohustle.com. You’ll get encouragement, connection, and support in your business from real people who want you to succeed!

    Music credit: Bouncin' Back by Reaktor Productions

    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 13 min
    Episode 3: What's Your Sweet Spot?

    Episode 3: What's Your Sweet Spot?

    Do you know your sweet spot in business? That place in your business where it feels good, abundant, easy, and joy-filled. Your revenue is good, you have time and energy to pour into your customers, and you can be generous with your team members.

    To start to figure out your sweet spot, ask yourself these questions.


    How do you want to feel?
    What do you want your days to look like? Write out your ideal day.
    What are your core values, both personal and professional?

    Now that you know how you want to feel in your business, let’s get tactical with your numbers.


    What’s your ideal take-home pay? We’ll call that your “need number.”
    What’s your average customer value for your main offer each month?
    How many clients do you need to hit that baseline number?
    Put together an estimate of what you want in your life and what would that cost? Work through the math to figure out how much more you’d have to add to your “need number.”

    Congratulations, you’ve found your sweet spot! Remember that this is a moving target and may change in your next season of life. Busy is not a badge of honor and asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else.

    Craving more? Get a special deal on the Sparkle Hustle Grow community at http://abetterwaytohustle.com. You’ll get encouragement, connection, and support in your business from real people who want you to succeed!

    Music credit: Bouncin' Back by Reaktor Productions

    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 14 min
    Episode 4: Why Your Business Feels Hard

    Episode 4: Why Your Business Feels Hard

    Does your business feel hard? Are you weary from chasing sales or comparing yourself to others? There are many reasons why, and here are my thoughts on 5 of them.

    First things first, realize that entrepreneurship is not for everyone - and you did it! Go you!

    What might be making your business feel hard?


    Perfectionism. Nobody’s perfect!
    Are you giving yourself a break? Block some time for that.
    Do you have any boundaries in your business? It’s okay to say no to things.
    Jaded advice from all kinds of gurus, coaches, webinars, etc. It’s okay to unsubscribe and only follow people who are on the same path as you.
    Shiny object syndrome. Be honest… how many tabs do you have open?

    Which one feels the most urgent for you right now?

    Craving more? Get a special deal on the Sparkle Hustle Grow community at http://abetterwaytohustle.com. You’ll get encouragement, connection, and support in your business from real people who want you to succeed!

    Music credit: Bouncin' Back by Reaktor Productions

    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 21 min
    Episode 5: Attitude of Gratitude

    Episode 5: Attitude of Gratitude

    What does gratitude have to do with business? More than you might expect.

    Studies have repeatedly shown that practicing gratitude makes people happier. They express more goodwill towards others, have more positive attitudes in stressful situations, and all of that has a positive snowball effect.

    Next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a moment to list some things that you’re grateful for.

    They don’t have to be big things. Also, not everything has to be positive and we’re not about ignoring your emotions. Bad things happen, and they need to be processed appropriately.

    When building your own gratitude routine, here are some things to consider:


    Fit it into your own routine. It shouldn’t be a challenge.
    Try a gratitude journal like this one: The Gratitude Journal for Women: Find Happiness and Peace in 5 Minutes a Day
    Send out thank-you notes.
    Just sit and reflect for 5 minutes a day.

    What would you like to try? Let me know!

    Craving more? Get a special deal on the Sparkle Hustle Grow community at http://abetterwaytohustle.com. You’ll get encouragement, connection, and support in your business from real people who want you to succeed!

    Music credit: Bouncin' Back by Reaktor Productions

    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 16 min
    Episode 6: It Doesn't Have To Be So Lonely

    Episode 6: It Doesn't Have To Be So Lonely

    Have you ever felt like you’re on your own little island when working from home? I’m an extrovert and thrive best with social interaction… which doesn’t happen all that often as an entrepreneur.

    In this episode I’ll chat with my friend Renee Gonzales. She’s been my right-hand in Sparkle Hustle Grow for 5 years and we’ve created our own community there.

    Some things we’ve found you can get out of community:


    Finding new opportunities
    Get and give support to people who really get what you’re going through
    Connections can become true friendships, or even like family
    Having a sounding board and collaborators
    Accountability and encouragement

    It doesn’t have to feel so lonely.

    Craving more? Get a special deal on the Sparkle Hustle Grow community at http://abetterwaytohustle.com. You’ll get encouragement, connection, and support in your business from real people who want you to succeed!

    Music credit: Bouncin' Back by Reaktor Productions

    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

theSarahTF ,

A much needed message

Thanks so much Julie and team for this podcast. The message is needed for all entrepreneurs (those that are full time or those that side hustle). This is a listen and listen again podcast!

LawsonWI Family ,

Inspirational and informative podcast

This is a great podcast! Julie Ball has so much insight into the business world. I am just starting out as an entrepreneur and I have been nervous and worried about so many things but after listing to this podcast I feel more relaxed with starting my business and I came up with a few new ideas to add to my idea book that I keep at my desk. I am going to bookmark this podcast and definitely listen to it again when I need some motivation or some inspiration in my day!

Valentina - Beyond Engagement ,

Impactful

Binging away on this podcast because its short and full of nuggets of info that can help me feel good about running my business efficiently! Julie is fun to hear and it feels like a girlfriend guiding you with tips. This is best enjoyed with a cup of foamy coffee!

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