Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Wellness Professional is about what you DON'T learn in your certification program. Host Sara Intonato shares an honest look at making sales, about managing clients, and building your business.
When love and light are not enough. A wake up call for all yoga teachers and healers.
On today's podcast episode I’m sharing a big announcement:
I am retiring from coaching, yoga teachers and healers for some powerful reasons. Because I value transparency, I’m sharing those reasons with you today.
First, I am going full steam ahead into my new consulting practice for autism families. Many of you know, I have a child on the spectrum and one year ago I finally stepped up as a leader to help other families thrive instead of letting stereotypes define them.
I never expected this to be my dharma. But it’s here and it’s so so needed.
Second, I've received so much joy from coaching yoga teachers over the last five years, I'm going to share the other reasons why I'm no longer serving this audience, because there's incredible value to those people who truly do want to earn a living through their yoga teaching and healing work.
Are you one of the rare people who are truly committed to being successful and financially independent as a wellness professional? If so, keep reading.
The real purpose of today's podcast is to have a radically honest conversation about why I'm choosing to release this part of my work, but also how I plan to go out with a bang because I want to serve the select few yoga teachers who are really serious in upleveling their business.
If you're reading this and raising your hand and saying, “Sara, that's me! I'm the person who wants financial independence. I'm the person who wants to grow my business and support my family and support myself and live a beautiful life through this healing work,” this episode is going to create powerful shifts for you.
Your Fixation With Social Media Marketing Is Costing You Money
On today's podcast episode, where we're talking about a topic I've seen come up in almost every sales call I've done this year: How the fixation with social media marketing that consumes so many yoga teachers, healers, and wellness professionals, is actually costing them money for so many reasons!
So many of my potential clients believe that if they just figure out the social media thing, money, clients, and success will fall from the sky.
I get it because I used to feel that way too.
What they don't realize is that their obsession with getting this "right" is causing them to miss out on tons of vital sales that are hanging out right in front of their noses.
We're going to dive into this in detail today. We're also going to look at how you can avoid this problem and create a profitable, powerful, sustainable business with or without social media.
Come find out more on my latest episode.
Is Group or 1:1 Work a Faster Road to Success
On today's episode of Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Wellness Professiona we're looking at a very common and important question in most wellness businesses, and that is what's better for your business group work or one-on-one work.
I come at this through the yoga lens and I've worked with many wellness professionals of all kinds, but one common theme that I see in the yoga world time and time again, is that group work is what really lights people up, but it doesn't pay as well.
In many cases, yoga teachers will often make better money for teaching a one-on-one session. However many of them say they hate teaching the one-on-one sessions. They love the group work, but they feel like they have to teach one-on-ones in order to make ends meet so to speak.
I want to call this out and say that it's not true.
Come find out why on the latest episode. Click the link below to listen now.
Why getting sued was the best thing for my business
on today's podcast episode, where I'm getting real with you. About the time both myself and my business got sued. That's right. Someone managed to take Saratoga to court, and while it was uncomfortable at the time, it was one of the best things that has ever happened to my business. And to me, I know that sounds crazy, but stay with me and listen through the entire episode. And you're going to hear how it really made me bolder. It made my business stronger and I don't regret one moment of it. The reason I'm sharing this here today with you is because so many people I speak with clients, potential clients, people on social media, et cetera, really want to put themselves out there into the world. They want to share their gifts and their passions. They want to help and heal others.
And yet they're scared of all the things that might go wrong. They're scared of the haters. They're scared of the negative reviews and they're scared of the big, bad Wolf lawsuits. My hope in sharing this with you today is to show you that for many people, this is just a milestone in your business. Just like getting your first refund request. It's nothing to lay awake at night. Wondering about it's nothing to prevent you from putting yourself out there to the world, unless you choose for it to be. So I'm going to run you through what happened when myself and my business faced that worst case scenario of someone filing a lawsuit against us and how we got through it and what we learned along the way, because I am a better person now for having gone through this experience.
Three things you go right now to bring more money into your wellness business
On today's podcast episode, where we're talking about three things you can do right now to bring more money into your wellness business.
So often people over-complicate this, they think, I need more money. I'm not reaching my goals.
They start thinking about a whole new line of services to sell or having to go into a launch model of selling, selling, selling really hard. This doesn't feel good or natural to them.
I'm here to blow this notion right up in your face and tell you that it doesn't have to be that hard. It doesn't have to be that complicated to bring more money into your business right now.
That said there are things that you need to show up for and take action on. So we're not going to pretend that you're sitting at home on the couch, eating Bon bons, and this is how you're going to make more money.
You're going to have to show up and take action. It can be simplified and it can be much more joyful than you expected it to be.
Some of this podcast episode might be new techniques that you've never even thought of. Some of it might be a little bit scary, even though straightforward.
I'm going to encourage you to listen all the way through. Running a successful business that grows healthily, one that is profitable and sustainable is often not the most sexy thing. What I mean is that you're not always launching new services. You're not always doing hardcore social media campaigns. Sometimes it's the small behind the scenes tasks that make the biggest difference. This episode is going to highlight that very, very well.
Come found out more on this episode of Ancient Wisdom of the Modern Wellness Professional.
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The Real Reason Why You're Not Closing Sales
On today's podcast episode we're once again talking about sales. I see this subject as beautiful, magical, and fun. Others find it nausea inducing. If that sounds more like you, then take a deep breath because you're in the right place.
However, today we are looking at sales through a different lens. Namely, why aren't you closing them, even when you go into a sales call with confidence?
Many of you have popped up recently in my dm's and in my email telling me about this exact issue, and you're all saying the same thing.
You're going into the sales call feeling excited, prepared, and enthusiastic. You've been devoted podcast listeners and used your intake forms to qualify your prospect beforehand (good job!) and are aware this person could be an ideal client for you.
But instead of closing the sale you up going into the friend zone, except you don't remember losing control of the call. When I ask you what went wrong you sincerely don't know.
The answer is more straightforward than you think, and you can start changing the outcome of your sales calls immediately once you discover it (no, you don't need another certificate to do it).
So Much Wisdom! A Must-Listen
Sara isn't just an incredibly skilled yoga expert, she a deeply intelligent business woman. I get so much out of this podcast and always appreciate Sara's take on the world and advice for running a business and living a life with integrity. Tune in for a refreshing point of view on wellness, business, and life!
Great Insights for Entrepreneurs
I just finished listening to Sara’s episode about how she navigates life and business as a special needs mom and I’m so inspired to really double down on self-care and support in my own life. Thank you Sara!
Yoga Teachers/Healers - THIS PODCAST IS A MUST!
If you’re a healer/yoga instructor and want to grow your business and disrupt the industry. Sara’s podcast is an absolute must. She gives great advice and strategies to expand your business while earning what you deserve. It’s so good!