Entrepreneurs and business owners typically "build their plane as they fly it." While this is often unavoidable in the beginning, as you start to build it is a dangerous way to scale your endeavor. Join Jennifer Gardella, PhD for 20 minutes of Monday fun as she takes her business from a Hot Mess to Great Success as she cleans up the behind the scenes of her business operation. When Jennifer stepped off the Tedx stage she vowed to get her act together, and now she shares her journey and inspires you to take steps big and small yourself. Hear her goals for financial management, sales success, client delivery, staff interactions, and marketing expertise.
Episode 20: Book Review, Unique Brilliance, Good Things List
This one was "in the can" from the pre-covid days. As I start to rebuild I'm going with the "use what you got done." Enjoy and I'll see ya next week.
Book Review: Unf*uck Your Business by Tomas Keenan If you need a good kick in the ass I highly recommend reading his book and listening to his podcast both, can be found on his website. He'll remind you about the importance of building your business based on core values, writing down goals, morning routines,
2. Standing in Your Unique Brilliance: Do you have a list of what you are really good at, your story, your unique brilliance?
I recently started a list of my stories and unique brilliance to start to infuse into my marketing. You can see an example how I have used it by viewing this page here on my podcast website.
3. Good things list. A place to celebrate your wins big and small. Got a new client? Booked a huge speaking engagement? Sent your tax info to the accountant (put that one on the list twice!). Whatever your wins are, make sure you keep a running total. This is a great place to refer back to when you want to track your progress.
Episode 19: Strength, Organization, and Quickbooks
Whatever you struggle with today - someone is struggling right along with you...
Being strong, but with soft edges, a critical piece of how I am organizing thoughts in my life
Easy Way to Organize
Welcome to Episode 18!!
1. When an idol disappoints you
Have you ever followed an idol into a program only to realize that their success and fame has led them to follow their rules rather than help you out? I recently enrolled in a lower end course with a woman who I had long admired. I was disappointed with the content right from the start - repurposed videos from a conference she ran - I'm usually ok with this but now when the conference references topics that are not discussed in the course.
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2. Having an escape route.
I am a firm believer that when you want something in life you have to really go for it. Having an escape route can block some of the universal energy you need. Instead of a chicken exit put time into planning and moving your enterprise forward. Learn here how I recently saw the possibility of a chicken exit and how it influenced me.
3. What is PSI Seminars and what I learned.
If you look up PSI Seminars on the internet you might find some information claiming it is a cult - my experience was anything but that! Listen up as I talk about the major concepts that I was introduced to for the first time in my life! I attended the courses over 10 years ago yet still use my notebook constantly! Visit PSI Seminars by clicking here!
Episode 17: Gratitude; Easy Blogging; Drama Be Gone!
2. Easy ways to blog
3. Shutting off the drama beacon
If you feel a little lack, maybe you need to show a little gratitude? Money - love - friendships - whatever it is that is not abundant, perhaps you can start to give thanks for what you do have in that area. Hear how Jen gives thanks every single day...in her own way. How she learned to say thank you to ex's for all they brought to her life. And how those feelings of gratitude can turn any situation into one of Arigato.
2. Blogging the easy way - is there actually an easy way to blog. Jen explains how an app can get you blogging on any topic if you take few minutes to get organized. She has been using a voice recorder to blog for some time and with the help of www.otter.ai is learning to perfect the process. You outline a bit, record, have it transcribed, edit right in your blog and post! The process takes practice but is worth every single second of it!
Topic #3: When your drama beacon is on. Jen explains how someone recently thought it was ok to intrude into her texts and unload a bit of drama in her direction. Why people meddle remains a complete mystery! Jen shares that years ago she worked with Michele Granberg and uncovered that she was turning on her drama beacon - attracting drama into her life. Learn how this could happen and more importantly what Jen does to turn it off.
When others feel that they can intrude in your life...well it just might be a drama beacon problem.
Episode 16: Values, Connecting and Delegating
Welcome to Episode 16 of the podcast Hot Mess to Great Success.
Values of your company.
How to delegate
The Values of Your Company:
Are you not attracting the right types of clients and employees? Get a Grip, Scaling Up, Unf*ck Your Business - all the experts are talking about the values of your company and then infuse them into everything: day-to-day operations, marketing, Tomas Keen who is the author of Unf*ck Your Business does a brilliant job of how to do this with authentic examples.
Mentioned: Sue Guiher: https://www.thrivingentrepreneur.com/ - her program helped me clarify my three core values of integrity, uniqueness and courage.
The Values of The Gardella Group: Integrity, Humbly competent, Reliable, Balanced, Authentic, and Unique.
Your number of connections and likes are just vanity metrics - they don't make you 'happy' or give you peace...dollars or any sort of actual friendship. How about send thank you notes, schedule calls, thank you gifts when someone supports your business in a big way.
Big concept from EOS - just start with a list somewhere - in your work journal maybe. I keep a list in the front of the binder I use to organize the work of my day. In his book, Tom Keenan makes the argument that tasks have assigned values to them and a CEO should be working on higher dollar tasks.
Episode #15: Zero to do with you – Google Changes – EOS
1.Â It has nothing to do with you
2.Â Keeping up with Google's Changes
3.Â How EOS is changing my business
Â IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU!
As I have and will ALWAYS mention...the way others act has almost nothing to do with you.Â It is as shocking as it is freeing to hear - and then finally accept - this nugget of wisdom.Â I worked closely with The Possibility Coaches in Buckingham, PA who, through their brilliance finally got me to accept this fact.Â When you feel left out, rejected, inappropriately treated, disrespected,...it has zippo do with you.Â Someone may fail to obey the rules of your home, be kind, say thank you...and ya know what...it has zippo do with you.Â They are operating with their own set of limiting beliefs. In your professional life - if you are working as hard as you can - and a client still calls to scream - it probably has nothing to do with you - for all you know their spouse just served them with divorce papers.
You can not fill in the cracks of someone else's life - they have been programmed by forces that are greater than you in their life that include the idea that you may be insignificant.Â Operate with integrity (remember there are no levels...there is just integrity) and unconditional love.Â Make your boundaries known and clear to all.Â This will transform your life.
2.Â How do you Keep up with Google Changes.Â If you are running a business, you know that SEO is important, but you've probably figured out that it's really hard to keep up on the changes and maintain your Google ranking your SEO.Â How do you keep up with all of the changes?Â Follow the experts!Â If you have questions or want to know whom to follow...book a call with me and we can get you on the right path.
3.Â Update on how my own hot mess is coming along.Â I AM MAKING PROGRESS!Â I'm implementing EOS (thanks again to Amy Porterfield).Â New clients are rolling in - not as a direct result of any one thing I am doing, but instead I believe it is because I am showing the universe I'm getting it together.Â I'm in a position to be hiring new staff and have, for the first time, put out a job description with the values I operate with so it is clear from the start the type of people I will hire.Â Big projects are moving along...in big ways.Â Getting stuff done! My marketing is shaping up, I'm starting to look more coordinated, delegating so I do not get stuck,