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The Lean Out Your Business Podcast is dedicated to helping you accelerate business growth, simplify in order to scale, and lean out and do less to achieve more. Join International Lean Business Consultant, Business Coach, and Serial Entrepreneur Crista Grasso to discover the proven systems and strategies that provide more value to your clients, more profits for your business, and give you back more time in your day.

Lean Out Your Business Podcast Crista Grasso

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The Lean Out Your Business Podcast is dedicated to helping you accelerate business growth, simplify in order to scale, and lean out and do less to achieve more. Join International Lean Business Consultant, Business Coach, and Serial Entrepreneur Crista Grasso to discover the proven systems and strategies that provide more value to your clients, more profits for your business, and give you back more time in your day.

    84 | How to Hire and Attract 5-Star Employees with Danielle Mulvey

    84 | How to Hire and Attract 5-Star Employees with Danielle Mulvey

    Are you a company owner and want to scale up your business? Are you a solopreneur and want to create a successful team? Then, Danielle Mulvey is the right person for you! 
    She is a former flight attendant-turned-entrepreneur who has cracked the code on recruiting and retaining what she refers to as “5-Star Employees”. Danielle has scaled her several companies to over $50 million in annual revenue, while spending less than 10 hours each week overseeing their operations, as she owns a team of trusted 5-Star Employees 
    In today’s episode, Danielle shares what the 5-Star Rating System is and how to attract 5-Star Employees. She explains how she cracked the code on recruiting and retaining 5-Star Employees, and how you can scale up your business by having an absolute Rockstar team!
    If you want to accelerate your business and increase your annual revenue, but aren’t sure how to do that without spending a lot of time and money, then this episode is for you!
    Show topics include:
    (2.08): What a 5-Star Employee is
    (3.00): What’s the real cost to businesses when hiring someone who isn’t a 5-Star Employee
    (4.23) Are higher salaries going to solve the problem?
    (5.27): What motivates a 5-Star Employee and what the 5-Star Rating system is
    (8.48): How to tie somebody's role to revenue for the company, when they're not in a revenue-producing role
    (10.31): What can companies do to attract the 5-Star Employee.
    (13.08): Danielle’s system of finding candidates
    (14.06): How to know if your employees have the potential to become a 5-star employee
    (16.30): The importance of being a detail-oriented employee
    (17.59): All about the 5-Star rating system and Danielle’s upcoming book
    (21.00): Danielle’s contact info
    (21.20): Danielle’s tips for entrepreneurs 
    Links From This Episode:
    Website: www.5staremployees.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielle-mulvey-66a315/
     
     
    Work with Crista:
    Want to learn more about working with Crista and the Lean Out Method team to simplify and scale your business? Explore our limited series podcast Do Less, Scale Faster and learn more about our services and hear from our clients what it's like to work with us. https://www.leanoutmethod.com/scalingpodcast
    Want to join Crista and a group of high-achieving entrepreneurs IN PERSON to take yourself and your business to the next level this year? Join us for our luxury VIP retreat and mastermind experience. https://www.leanoutmethod.com/retreat
    Ready to eliminate complexity from your business and scale to multiple-7+ figures in simple and sustainable ways? Apply to join us inside the Simplify to Scale Business Accelerator, a transformation group-mentorship experience for successful entrepreneurs ready to transform their business into a self-run company that's no longer dependent on them to scale. https://www.leanoutmethod.com/scale
    Love this podcast? Then you'll want to join the Simplify and Scale Society, Crista's private FB community where she hosts a live training + Q&A every week. https://www.facebook.com/groups/leanoutcircle

    • 24 min
    83 | How to Create A Rich Fulfilled Life

    83 | How to Create A Rich Fulfilled Life

    Do you find yourself sacrificing what's important to you today for a better tomorrow? We skip the vacation, skip the walk, skip journaling, or skip even just taking a few moments to breathe and check in with ourselves. It can feel like we need to give up so many things now for the promise of a bright future of tomorrow and we end up putting our life on hold until we hit the next business milestone.
    In today's episode of the Lean Out Your Business Podcast, we are going to dive into defining your rich fulfilled life. I will help you clarify what a rich, fulfilled life means to you - both inside and outside your business, and how you can prioritize your needs, so you can live full out, and experience everything that you want, both in your business and your life!
     
    Show topics include:
    (1.13) Reimagine Retreat
    (4.13) How I help my clients define their rich fulfilled life blueprint
    (6.52) Understand what a rich fulfilled life means to you
    (8.36) Defining what your ideal day looks like
    (9.45) Overcoming your mindset blocks that are getting in your way of living your rich fulfilled life
    (12.13) Defining what things you want to create protected space for
    Work with Crista:
    Want to learn more about working with Crista and the Lean Out Method team to simplify and scale your business? Explore our limited series podcast Do Less, Scale Faster and learn more about our services and hear from our clients what it's like to work with us. https://www.leanoutmethod.com/scalingpodcast
    Want to join Crista and a group of high-achieving entrepreneurs IN PERSON to take yourself and your business to the next level this year? Join us for our luxury VIP retreat and mastermind experience. https://www.leanoutmethod.com/retreat
    Ready to eliminate complexity from your business and scale to multiple-7+ figures in simple and sustainable ways? Apply to join us inside the Simplify to Scale Business Accelerator, a transformation group-mentorship experience for successful entrepreneurs ready to transform their business into a self-run company that's no longer dependent on them to scale. https://www.leanoutmethod.com/scale
    Love this podcast? Then you'll want to join the Simplify and Scale Society, Crista's private FB community where she hosts a live training + Q&A every week. https://www.facebook.com/groups/leanoutcircle
     

    • 15 min
    82 | Taking Your Business From Good to Great with Nicola Wilkes

    82 | Taking Your Business From Good to Great with Nicola Wilkes

    Success Coach, Nicola Wilkes, works with women in the creative and design industry, showing them how to take their business from good to great. With a design career spanning two decades working for designer furniture retailers, writing for global interiors magazines such as Elle Decoration and creating, running and successfully selling her own interiors brand and lifestyle store, House Envy - which was granted Cool Brand Status two years running - Nicola shares all of her learnings from two decades with her high achieving clients so they too can reach the same levels of career success.
    Crista met Nicola on Necker Island, where almost every day they had a chance to connect over sunsets on their shared balcony and realize they are both seriously passionate about helping women entrepreneurs achieve their biggest dreams.
    Pairing her decades of experience in the creative space and her accreditation by the International Coaching Federation, Nicola works with women in the creative and design space to help them realize they can be creative AND have a successful business. 
    In today’s episode Crista and Nicola discuss:
    3:42 pinch me moments on Necker Island
    5:55 Nicola’s biggest takeaways from Necker Island
    6:26 the importance of connecting with nature
    7:44 what you need to get rid of to recognize your biggest dreams
    9:32 reasons why entrepreneurs play small
    12:21 how to pursue your biggest dreams when you don’t know what to do next
    13:31 two questions you can ask yourself when you feel stuck
    15:51 why business is like a video game
    18:29 why people fall out of love with their business
    22:09 what to do when good is no longer good enough
    24:09 the #1 think you need to do in order to fall back in love with your life and your business
    24:47 Nicola’s tips on how to fall back in love with your business
    26:07 why vision boards work
    28:89 why creatives often tell themselves they aren’t good at business (and why that isn’t true)
    Links From This Episode:
    Connect more with Nicola at www.seriouslystylishbusiness.co.uk Nicola’s Instagram: http://instagram.com/seriouslystylishbusiness.co.uk Nicolawilkes.com Listen to the Empowered Business Woman Podcast Books Mentioned:
    If Women Rose Rooted Start with Why

    • 34 min
    81 | Balancing Innovation with Consistency and Focus

    81 | Balancing Innovation with Consistency and Focus

    As an entrepreneur you most likely have no shortage of ideas. In fact your natural tendency to create and innovate is what sent you on the entrepreneurial journey in the first place. This creativity and innovation makes you great at getting things started but it’s often the exact same reason why projects don’t get finished and why team members can often get overwhelmed or frustrated. In the end, your biggest strength (when left unchecked) can become the main reason why you are leaving money on the table. 
    You have an internal need to create new and different but your business needs consistency, focus and innovation in order to succeed. So what do you do? 
    In Episode 81 of The Lean Out Your Business Podcast, host Crista Grasso, shares practical ways she manages her own creative desires while making sure everything in her business remains as simple and efficient as possible. 
    Show topics include:
    1:20 reason why entrepreneurs often leave money on the table
    2:05 free download: 10 areas of waste in your business
    4:26 why you shouldn’t always be putting out “new and different”
    4:36 the hardest way to scale your business
    6:12 what happens after you sell an offer
    6:47 what you should be doing as you consider customer retention
    7:56 how you can very easily overwork your team
    8:25 ways to feed your creative and innovative soul without sabotaging your business
    10:44 how to structure offers so that it feeds your creativity
    14:26 who you need to hire if you are a creative CEO
    16:10 who should your next strategic hire be
    17:33 ways to align more with your zone of genius
    18:04 being very intentional EVERY time you offer new and different in your business
    18:28 what you need to ask yourself before you implement new and different in your business
    19:01 an innovation backlog and why you need one
    19:46 how you can scale your business and actually do less to achieve more
    Links from Today’s Episode:
    Download the free PDF:  10 Areas of Waste in Your Business  Apply to join the Reimagine Retreat in October - a combination of a retreat + a mastermind experience.  Have questions or topics you’d like Crista to discuss on the podcast? Email info@leanoutbusiness.com Work with Crista: 
    If you’re ready to reimagine your business but aren’t sure where to start, book a free consultation call at scalingstrategycall.com
    Ready to build your signature, scalable offer? Join our 90-day Build to Scale incubator program. 
    Apply to join the Simplify to Scale Business Accelerator program, a program for those who have completed Build to Scale or who already have a proven scalable signature offer. It helps you grow and scale that offer and then develop your full scalable signature offer suite.
    Want to start your strategic planning? Order your 90 Day Planner to help you create and execute your plan, remembering to plan "just in time."
    If you have a plan but are struggling to execute, are not getting your desired results or are wondering if your vision needs some fine tuning, your book your 1:1 business intensive session with Crista and start getting the outcomes you knew you could. 
    If you loved this episode then you won't want to miss the opportunity to join like minded, high achieving women at the Reimagine Retreat
    Love this podcast? Then you want to join the Lean Out Method community on Facebook for weekly mini trainings with Crista. 
    Interested in working with Crista privately or not sure which program is the best fit? Book a consult call for your opportunity to explore options.

    • 21 min
    80 | Shifting from Distracted to Focused with Amber Hawley

    80 | Shifting from Distracted to Focused with Amber Hawley

    Amber Hawley is a licensed therapist and lifestyle strategist who works with entrepreneurial individuals and couples with the emotional side of business. She is the owner of a therapy practice in Silicon Valley, host of The Easily Distracted Entrepreneur and Couples Fix podcasts, wife, mom of three kids, and Marvel movie super fan. Amber originally worked in the tech industry but her love for people led her to pursue a career where meaningful relationships are at the center of everything she does.
    In today’s episode of The Lean Out Your Business Podcast, Amber shares how you can shift from being distracted to focused in your life and your business. Amber works a lot with clients who have ADHD but the truth is, modern entrepreneurship leaves us all feeling distracted, as FOMO, shiny pennies and social media vie for our attention daily. In this conversation with Crista, Amber shares reasons why entrepreneurs may subconsciously be self-sabotaging their business, why we say yes to too many things and how you can determine if your next “yes” is really something you should commit to or if it’s just a distraction. 
    If you can relate to being an idea generator and an amazing project starter but have a hard time completing what you started you won’t want to miss this episode. 
    Listen to Episode 80 of The Lean Out Your Business Podcast now!
    Show topics include:
    3:00 what is bright shiny object syndrome and what is it a bigger sign of
    3:06 why modern entrepreneurship has us all feeling distracted
    3:56 determining if something is an awesome opportunity or just a distraction
    5:07 why entrepreneurs self-sabotage
    5:17 what core needs aren’t being met when we chase after shiny pennies
    8:10 consciously choosing vs thoughtlessly agreeing
    9:30 things to consider before saying yes to an event
    11:16 the top ways entrepreneurs distract themselves or pull away from what matters most in their business
    11:53 why social media is so distracting
    13:36 the 80% rule and why we don’t get things done
    15:53 staying aligned with the vision you have for your business
    17:48 the brain bias which makes us think we can do more than we can 
    19:26 the strengths and hardships that come from having ADHD
    20:51 why women don’t get diagnosed with ADHD as often as men
    24:53 how to help yourself or the people in your life with ADHD get more done
    27:21 ways to support people with ADHD
    34:18 how Amber works smarter not hard and keeps things lean in her business
    Links from Today’s Episode:
    Want more time with Amber? Get details on her podcast and on her coaching programs at amberhawley.com
    Free Download. Stop Shiny Penny Syndrome at amberhawley.com/crista
    Connect with Amber on social:
    Facebook Instagram YouTube LinkedIn Work with Crista:
    If you’re ready to reimagine your business but aren’t sure where to start, book a free consultation call at scalingstrategycall.com
    Ready to build your signature, scalable offer? Join our 90-day Build to Scale incubator program. 
    Apply to join the Simplify to Scale Business Accelerator program, a program for those who have completed Build to Scale or who already have a proven scalable signature offer. It helps you grow and scale that offer and then develop your full scalable signature offer suite.
    Want to start your strategic planning? Order your 90 Day Planner to help you create and execute your plan, remembering to plan "just in time."
    If you have a plan but are struggling to execute, are not getting your desired results or are wondering if your vision needs some fine tuning, your book your 1:1 business intensive session with Crista and start getting the outcomes you knew you could. 
    If you loved this episode then you won't want to miss the opportunity to join like minded, high achieving women at the Lean Out, Level Up Retreat. Reserve your spot today!
    Love this podcast? Then you want to join the Lean Out Method community on Facebook for weekly mini trainings with Crista. 
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    • 36 min
    79 | Building a Soul Aligned Business with Camille Miller

    79 | Building a Soul Aligned Business with Camille Miller

    Camille L. Miller is the Founder and Chief Visionary of The Natural Life Business Partnership and pioneer of the Soul Professional movement.
    As an Alternative Business Engineer Camille helps you shift from business owner to entrepreneur as well as find the courage to align your business with your values through her Six-Figure Soul® Strategy Sessions. Camille believes there is no great secret to creating a massively profitable business that aligns with your soul’s purpose. There is, however, a need to shift your mindset to get there.
    In Episode 79 of The Lean Out Your Business podcast Camille shares what it means to be a Soul Professional and why it is possible to do what brings you joy, do good AND make money. In fact, it’s Camille’s belief that the more money you make, the greater impact you can have in the community and world around you which is one of the reasons growing your own wealth is so important. 
    If you thought the only way to grow your own wealth was to get stuck doing a job you hate (trading your time for money), or to pursue a fancy degree, think again. You can get a degree, you can earn a title but the outcome of wealth isn’t guaranteed. In the same way, choosing to follow a creative career doesn’t mean you’re destined for bankruptcy. No matter what path you choose, your greatest indicator of wealth will be if you’re passionate about the impact you’re making and the work that you're doing. 
    Listen to Episode 79 to learn more about the work that Camille is doing with the Soul Professional movement and to learn more about creating an energy of true wealth. 
    Show topics include:
    2:24 what does it mean to be a soul professional 
    3:48 breaking free from the status quo
    4:04 the masculine energy side of business
    4:28 putting out the right energy to grow your business
    5:25 staying in your lane of joy
    5:38 the preconceived notions of how you are supposed to show up in business
    6:23 creating a heart centered business model for future generations
    8:15 defining success differently
    9:52 The Creative Kids Project
    11:03 Crista’s personal experience of feeling she had to choose between being smart or being creative
    12:09 why Camille moved “up or out” every two years in corporate business
    12:55 how to weave all your passions together so you can work in joy and make money
    13:15 why you need to be passionate about the work you do 
    15:07 how the COVID-19 pandemic changed work culture
    16:40 changing your mindset around making 6-figures
    18:17 the correlation between making more money and having a large impact
    18:50 limiting beliefs about money
    19:06 awakening your spiritual and financial potential 
    20:48 learning to give in order to grow
    22:26 why you need to build your own wealth
    23:09 Camille’s book: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Soul Aligned Business
    25:15 building your business from a soul connected space
    27:00 the game changing work of inner work 
    Connect with Camille:
    Soul Professional Website: https//SoulPofessional.com Camille’s Website: https://CamilleLMiller.com Podcast: https://sixfiguresouls.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/camillelmiller/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naturallifebp/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/camille.miller.756/ Global Collaborative on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/481100689298181 Work with Crista:
    If you’re ready to reimagine your business but aren’t sure where to start, book a free consultation call at scalingstrategycall.com
    Ready to build your signature, scalable offer? Join our 90-day Build to Scale incubator program. 
    Apply to join the Simplify to Scale Business Accelerator program, a program for those who have completed Build to Scale or who already have a proven scalable signature offer. It helps you grow and scale that offer and then develop your full scalable signature offer suite.
    Want to start your strategic planning? Order your 90 Day Planner to help you create and execute

    • 29 min

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agamonkey711 ,

Genius!!!

Crista is a genius and I love this podcast!!! Not only has she helped me tremendously with my business but all of her guests are amazing as well. Thank you Crista for creating this podcast and sharing your genius with us!!!

BriBri Nicole ,

CRISTA IS A LIFE SAVER

There are so many FREE gems that Crista drops in this podcast on a weekly basis. I have so many friends that work themselves to the bone as small business owners and they wear that badge of honor like they are really doing something good by doing that, and it’s so sad. She has given me so much insight on how to create a more sustainable business in a simple and attainable way. So grateful I came across her podcast and would highly recommend to every business owner out there!!!

Atomickitten99 ,

So much goodness

This podcast is packed full of juicy nuggets that I can implement. Love the conversations with guest experts. Such useful content.

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