Are you an Audacious Mama? An ambitious single mom in business who's raising kids and building a profitable business to support her vision for success? If so, you're in the right place!
Audacious Mamas take bold risks, step outside the box, and create a life and business that aligns with their deepest desires for freedom, flexibility, connection, and wealth. And you, my friend, are one of them!
Steph's entrepreneurial journey began eight years ago when she escaped a controlling and abusive relationship. Since then, she's been on a mission to heal and create a peaceful, happy life while making money doing what she loves.
Join Steph as she shares tips and strategies for single mom survivors. Tools to get more business with less effort, develop an expansive and resilient mindset, and become more efficient to free up your time while growing your income. She also interviews victorious mama entrepreneurs and ambitious women who share their secrets on balancing it all, and achieving success.
Don't miss out on all the Audacious Mama goodness! Hit follow and check out this episode Survivor to Successful Mompreneur with Emma Ferrick to learn, grow, and thrive as an Audacious Mama!
From Overwhelm to Success: How VIP Day Intensives Transform Business
Keeping it real here. Sharing my process of finding the right business model to sustain my business and keep life moving forward while managing my children's increased mental and physical needs.
Introducting VIP Day Intensives as a solution for all the things you can't possibly do before Black Friday and the Holidays.
And also as a fantastic offering for service providers who need greater flexibility in their schedule. Enjoy!
Steph acknowledges the challenges faced over the past year, including juggling parenting responsibilities and work. Emphasizes the need for flexible income solutions for mompreneurs and those with side hustles. Introduces the concept of VIP Days and how they provide a unique solution to common issues like timing and unexpected disruptions. Benefits of VIP Day Intensives:
VIP Days involve collaborating with a specialist to tackle a personalized hit list of tasks that have been put off. Offers examples of tasks like setting up email responders, creating lead magnets, and optimizing content. Highlights how VIP Days can shift the focus from working in the business to working on the business. Mentions the advantage of repurposing content for increased online visibility. How VIP Days Work:
Explains the process of booking a VIP Day, which doesn't have to be one full day. Describes the initial pre-work, collaboration during the VIP Day, and the follow-up. Assures that VIP Days provide a quick and efficient way to clear mental clutter and advance business goals. Call to Action:
Encourages listeners to explore VIP Days at audaciousmamas.com/VIPdays. Invites them to schedule a half-hour chat with Steph to discuss their needs and goals. Mentions additional skills offered by Steph, including content creation, writing, and podcast guest opportunities. Steph is offering the Beta Podcast Guest Success course as a bonus included with booking a VIP Day Intensive. Conclusion:
Wraps up the episode, thanking listeners and inviting them to connect with Steph in the future. Promises to explore topics related to helping busy women save time and build online authority in future episodes.
Thanks so much for listening!
Sending lots of Love, productivity, prosperity, and peace your way.
P.S. Want to connect? Schedule a brief call and let's see how we can collaborate. I'm looking forward to meeting you!
3 Critical Things Every Business Should Know About ChatGPT Ep. 97
Hey there! In this podcast, Steph talks about the three critical things you need to know about ChatGPT as a business person. The potential issues businesses face when using AI, specifically ChatGPT. We all want to be more productive but we definitely want to be mindful of some of the downside of AI tools.
She points out that ChatGPT might not give you the most up-to-date information because it has yet to be updated since 2021, which could cause problems in the long run. And a LOT of wasted time.
Also, ChatGPT's generated content might lead to copyright issues because the content may not belong to you. Plus, Google filters can spot content generated by ChatGPT and might end up suppressing it. Ugh. All of these things may result in lost income, lost leads, lost time, and may cost us if we have to defend ourselves against copyright challenges.
So, what's Steph's advice?
She suggests using Content at Scale instead, which creates long-form content in a more human-like voice to avoid these issues altogether.
Another tool that Steph recommends is Descript, which can take spoken language and turn it into transcripts that can be used as a basis for blog posts or articles--anything you want! Using a transcript of human speech and then ChatGPT, you can create content that sounds human (because it is!!) and avoid getting flagged by Google's filters--take that, Google!!
So dive in with AI, it's everywhere and can save you loads of time and brainpower, but research the downside to your output if you're using it for business or selling it as a product.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
CONTENT AT SCALE -- REAL long-form writing with the human touch. Get 20% more writing credits using my code
DESCRIPT -- to edit your audio and video and easily generate text transcripts and edit video as TEXT--it's a BREEZE!
ChatGPT -- in case you haven't tried it yet--what are you waiting for?
Thanks for listening! Cheers to your success! xoxo!!
AI Problems People Aren't Talking About and Why You Should Care
AI Problems People Aren't Talking About and Why You Should Care
Steph has been discussing the use of AI for productivity. Here she focuses on being aware of the potential risks associated with using AI that people aren’t talking about but can have a major impact on your brand. Discussing the limitations of Chat GPT and problems we can run into if we’re not aware. One big one is the fact that data was pulled before 2021, so any new research with a present-day focus isn’t accurate.
As a single parent with a bunch of parenting challenges and more time and caregiving needed, Steph wants to leverage her time and be as efficient as possible. She’s excited to use AI.
Chat GPT is great for generating content quickly, but it’s important to be mindful of its limitations. Google has filters to determine if the content was created by bots, which can lead to suppressed rankings in search engine results. Content generated by superior tools such as Content at Scale is more likely to pass these filters and appear higher in rankings. Also, copyright issues related to AI-generated content have not yet been ironed out, making it important to add a human element to generated content. Taking time to massage content and add a unique voice can help to set our content apart from others who don’t have time or don’t realize how important it is.
When using AI to generate content, it is suggested to comment somewhere in the content, such as at the bottom, that it was generated using AI. It is still unclear what the legal implications of using AI-generated content are, but it is recommended that the more one can have a hand in the content, the more it is theirs. One example of AI-generated content tools is the Mid Journey word-to-art tool, which allows one to type in a word and specify the style and look of the image it generates, such as the type of lighting and lenses used.
AI tools can be used to create art and content to sell online with minimal copyright infringement concerns. Julia McCoy, the founder of Content Hacker, is an example of someone who has shifted her thoughts around using AI tools to create content. She’s now Director of Marketing Content at Scale, an AI company that creates natural and human-like content that passes AI checkers. They also explicitly state that what is generated using their tool belongs to the customer. Content at Scale is a paid tool, with a low-end entry point of $150.
0:00:00 Benefits and Risks of AI Tools for Productivity
0:01:59 Limitations and Risks of Using AI for Content Creation
0:07:40 Legal Considerations for Using AI in Content Creation
0:09:23 AI-Generated Content: How to Leverage AI to Create and Own Your Own Content
0:11:35 AI for Creative Projects: Benefits and Tips
0:13:13 AI Technology in 2023: Tips for Streamlining Your Content Creation Process
Are you using AI yet? If so, what for? I'd love to hear your take on AI.
Check out the last episode and learn more about ways to overcome some of the bot challenges with ChatGPT.
Listen to the first episode in this series on AI tools for greater productivity!
Cheers to your success in all you do!
Thanks for listening!
Boost Your Productivity and Efficiency Instantly with ChatGPT and Descript
Boost Your Productivity and Efficiency Instantly with ChatGPT and Descript This episode discusses the downside of using Chat GPT and how it can negatively impact SEO. Provides a solution to improve SEO rankings, as well as a mystery tool which may help with the primary problem of Chat GPT. The conversation then shifts to the struggles of being a single parent and a mom with a sick child and how automation and AI can help to manage a business despite the challenging circumstances. Steph acknowledges the mixed feelings towards AI, emphasizing the importance of finding the right tools to make life easier.
Chat GP and Descript are two tools that can help save time when it comes to creating content. Chat GPT is an AI tool with a natural language foundation that generates robotic text. Both tools can help shave time off of content creation, allowing creators to focus more on relaxing and enjoying their work.
Steph found Julia McCoy's work through a search and was wowed by her content and offerings. Julia is an experienced writer, founder, and SEO expert. She argues that using a chatbot to generate content won't work because it won't pass Google's filters. Steph then introduces Descript, an audio and video editing and transcript creation tool that can be used to create content. It has filters that can save time, such as one that takes out large gaps in audio and video, which is helpful when you're exhausted, out of coffee, or have cognitive issues.
ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence tool to help with creating content from transcripts or audio recordings. It can remove filler words, repetitive words, and words that don't make sense—in her test, she asked is to create a series of tweets, quotes from a transcript. It can save a lot of time for those who don't have the capacity to write.
LINKS FOR CONTENT MENTIONED
Content at Scale
0:00:00 "Chat GPT: The Downsides and How to Improve Your SEO"
0:02:10 Exploring AI Tools to Streamline Writing Process and Save Time
0:03:38 Exploring the Benefits of Using Descript for Audio and Video Transcription
0:05:15 "Unlock the Power of Natural Language with Chat GPT"
0:10:08 Exploring AI Content Creation Tools with Julia McCoy of Content Hacker
0:13:56 "Finding Time for Self-Care: How Shortcuts Can Help Moms and Women Balance Life and Accomplish Goals"
0:15:39 "Exploring the Benefits of AI-Powered Content Creation with Julia from Content at Scale"
0:17:21 "Using Artificial Intelligence to Optimize Content Creation with Descript and Content at Scale"
She became the VP of Marketing at Content at Scale, an AI tool that's superior in writing true human-like longform text --the best AI Julia has found. She created a concept called AIO, which is artificial Intelligence Optimization for writers, the AIO process.
My goal is to save you, mamas and women, time. Like, we have all this motivation. We have the gifts, the skills, the knowledge. We want to do these things.
Consider using tools, and leveraging them in a way that will save you time. But don't just rely on the tools. That's why I suggest taking your content in your voice, your interviews, whatever.
And this tool can create fantastic blog posts and things like that with SEO baked in. It's saved her a lot of time. I just saw her video, and it's super impressive.
Whatever the angle you want to pull from the podcast, YouTube Live, whatever it is that you're using as the foundation for Chat GPT, right? Because it's basing it on natural language, it will turn out way better.
Reality Check: When being a mom interrupts business plans
I've missed you! I love podcasting. I love creating content. And I so love being able to help people and earn a living.
But, reality check, being a mom will interrupt business. Period. And these past two months have been rough. What we've all been through is something I wouldn't wish on anyone. And the amount of time, energy, and focus has been above and beyond anything I could have predicted.
Stuff happens, and we need to be prepared.
So this episode is about what life throws our way and how we as caregivers will likely take a hit when someone gets sick, needs to be hospitalized, or needs a higher level of care from us for some time. We must set up our lives to account for these gaps of complete demand on our time.
Being more strategic with my earnings and creating income streams that aren't dependent on my time allowing for as much flexibility as possible, is now an absolute necessity, as is my daughter's recovery and overall mental wellness as a family.
Related to this, check out the youTube video I created about a simple side gig where you can make $100+/hour with quick zoom calls for for a marketing company that does user studies and pays well. This is something you could do even on the tightest schedule, that's why I'm including it here.
QUESTIONS for YOU
1) Are you a mama or caregiver who started a side hustle or launched a new business over the last two years to gain more flexibility and control over your life and income?
I'd love to hear and share your story, how it went, and whether it was a success or a flop. I'll shine the spotlight on you, and hopefully, we can all learn from you!
Reach out to me at https://www.theaudaciouslife.com/contact/
2) Are you interested in getting on podcasts as a guest and leveraging their audience? If so, what are your questions or thoughts? Send them my way! If I use your ideas for my new course, I'll shout you out and give you 30% off. :-)
Reach out to me at https://www.theaudaciouslife.com/contact/
3) If you're craving for a community of like-minded mamas and audacious women who are driven to thrive and create more income streams, where do you prefer to show up?
Facebook, circle, somewhere else?
Shoot me an email at https://www.theaudaciouslife.com/contact/
Thanks for tuning in!
Lots of Love! xoxo
Staying in the Light Through Dark Times - Best Year of Your Life Game
There's no question that these are dark times. I accept that. Heaps of doom and gloom are being served to us, and it's nearly impossible to dodge. Important news and events impact our lives and the lives of fellow humans. But dwelling in the darkness doesn't serve us, and we will all be better off finding ways to reach for and stay in the light. I believe that when we're in dark times, it's a good idea to focus on what's good and possible, find more purpose, and create ways to make life better. Doing so has a positive ripple effect in life, and anyone around us can feel it. It creates hope and gives us the fuel we need to impact change.
So I'm inviting you to tune in and do your best to play along with me weekly as we try to stay in the light to spite these dark times and the swirl around us.
Join me in using the Best Year of Your Life kit by Debbie Ford. It's FREE, FUN, and one way to strive for more while we face real challenges. A growth mindset, belief in something, and positive support are the two main things we need to stretch and grow. And I'm happy to be here with you to do this together so we can get through the dark days and deep challenges.
We'll follow prompts each week by Debbie Ford, a beloved personal transformation expert who appeared on Oprah numerous times before passing in 2013.
We can challenge ourselves to grow and make choices that support us in moving in a positive direction.
Grab the FREE Best Year game tracker sheet at https://www.audaciousmamas.com/bestyear
Debbie Ford created a kit, but it all started with her paperback book. Both are listed below if you want to grab them.
The Best Year of Your Life: Dream It, Plan It, Live It - https://amzn.to/3zgkNGq
The Best Year of Your Life Kit (the Cards) - https://amzn.to/3cCZh6V
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Up-to-date & helpful tools for moms with big goals!
Stephani is bringing us value every single episode and giving us very real and tactical tips to help all of us who are ambitious but also have families to serve! Definitely recommend this podcast!
Steph brings encouragement and inspiration to moms working on growing our businesses and our families. I love that she discusses practical steps and advice for entrepreneurs while also understanding the additional needs of a working mom!
Audacious Mamas Is So Inspiring! A New Fave
I loved stumbling across Stephani’s podcast! Hearing from other mompreneurs is always so inspiring.