Open your mind and expand your possibilities through heart-centered discussions about money, business and mindfulness.
Join host Leisa Peterson, business coach and long-time finance-pro, for inspiring discussions, interviews and commentary that will inspire your mind, warm your heart and solidify your connection with your higher Self. It's the perfect blend of self-mastery, visionary leadership and practical financial wisdom.
Improving Your Messaging with Sage Polaris
Today, I'm speaking with copy-conversion expert Sage Polaris. We're discussing many fun things when it comes to copywriting to increase engagement with your community. As you know, I prefer to get to know the person behind the business and today's conversation is no exception. Enjoy.
Sage shares with us her insights:
“If things were not that different in the market right now, if there, wasn't inflation. I probably would have done the all-access pass again, and been good with that right. But you're right. There is this like - Oh, I keep wanting to change things to refresh my energy. But I think if something's working, it's one of the hardest things to do to just keep going with the thing that's working. And the one part that gives me a little solace, as I do that at like, keep the same offers year after year is to know, like my audience is changing like. Yes, there's people who have been with me for years and years and years, and I love up on them in my own way. And like, give them opportunities to continue to work with me. And there's a lot of new people who have never seen the thing that I've launched four rounds before. We're like brand new to it. They have no idea, so I keep them in mind, too. I'm like - I don't want to change things too much, because these new people are just, are going to be as excited as the other people from the last four rounds. Right? So I think it's a reconnection to understanding again who your audience is, and where their mindsets at, and meeting them where they're at…”
“So I do think, though, like if I had learned to be an energetic match to those goals, I, you know, could have received more easily. And I think that's the work that we can do with our mind right, and is very powerful. It's like you, don't have to have actually received the money to feel like you've received the money. So even one of my friends, we use this voice messaging app, and we'll send each other messages back and forth, and we'll finish like a task we need to do in our business to lead to the next launch or whatever, and we'll prepay ourselves like Yup, I finish that task. I'm paying myself fifty thousand dollars for that today. So those types of things like learning to tap into the feeling of that money before it comes, or even the feeling of people being in my programs before they're actually there. It doesn't always have to be attaching yourself to the money right like you can start to feel into and pre celebrate people being in something that you're going to offer in the future and celebrating it before, like taking myself to a nice meal, you know, hanging out with friends, going in a boat right with my family before the money is there. That has really helped me as well, because it's that feeling again, like I already feel abundant. I already feel wealthy just by being able to share this with my family right now.”
“And I kind of think of them as a triangle so the audience on the bottom, the offer in the middle of the copy at the top. I think the audience part is the most important first. It's surprisingly like I put it before the messaging right to have a good strategy to build that audience. So for me that evolution, like our last no-charge copy course that we did, we had thirty-seven hundred people sign up that broke all our records like we didn't expect that many. I had a good stretch goal that was near that number, but that was great. And what changed that specific launch though, was I was very, I had one question that I or not one question. I had one statement that I told myself right before that launch. I said, let no come from other places, not yourself, because I wanted to ask people to partner with me like we're talking about. And there was a hesitation of like not wanting to send the messages to people to ask them to help me launch this, right? So for me, that was a big thing like mindset-wise. Let no come from other places, not yourself like - make the asks. Do the things th
Manifesting Your Dreams with Natalie Ledwell
Today, I have a good fortune of interviewing the founder of Mind Movies, Natalie Ledwell. Natalie has been in the self-help genre for many years. She's talking today about the love attraction, about the ability to envision and manifests the things that you most want. Talking about her journey of starting her company, the success that she had and what she's done differently when she has built her business over time. I love this conversation. It was so fun to meet Natalie for the first time and I know you're going to love it. Enjoy.
Natalie shares with us: “You know, I grew up in a country town. I'm one of eight kids. I grew up in Australia, and I get to live this incredible life, you know, reaching ten million people. Now, helping children around the world, and really a life far exceeded any of my expectations. So, it doesn't matter how old you are. It doesn't matter what your childhood was, where you live, where you came from, where you're going. None of that matters, because we all have the ability to manifest what it is that we want,
And if you apply the formula, if you get clear about what you want, if you can see that, and you keep taking consistent action towards it, you can create anything that you want. And I am living proof of that. So you know, like I said it doesn't matter who you are, where you're from. You can do this…”
Dame Natalie Ledwell is a bestselling author, host of the podcast, Not Over, Just Different, co-host of the cable TV show WAKE UP, and founder of Mind Movies, the hugely successful and revolutionary online Personal Development company that has reached over 10 million people worldwide.
Right now, she has launched her groundbreaking Social and Emotional Learning curriculum entitled, "Personal Growth Studies", into schools here in the US, which is designed to empower youth from ages 5-18 years to live fulfilling and successful lives with high self-esteem and a vision for a bright future.
In October 2018, Natalie traveled to Liberia, where she met with government officials and launched Personal Growth Studies into a number of schools, which is now in its second year, working with over 1000 students.
In 2020, Natalie had the immense honor of being Knighted by the Orthodox Order of St John, a humanitarian group recognizing individuals who are not only doing great work but who have a big vision of the work they want to complete in the world helping others. And she has also been awarded one of the Top 50 Women Leaders of Los Angeles for 2022.
Learn more about Natalie Ledwell:
Mind Movies: https://mindmovies.com
Personal Growth Studies: https://personalgrowthstudies.com
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Right People, Right Jobs with Gary Walstrom
Today, I'm interviewing Gary Walstrom who is the founder of the company called Culture Index. His company helps companies ensure they have the right people in the right jobs. To do this you as the employer and the employee take a quick quiz and then you meet with experts from Culture Index to help you understand what's going on. Do you have the right person or is there someone else out there that would be better fit. Culture Index was originally born out of a person's desire to help people achieve greatness like they never knew they could. And, it has become an integral business strategy for over 3500 business leaders across virtually every industry. Enjoy.
Gary shares: “...and that is, people are the most important things in all companies, not just some companies. When you look at a company, it has great people doing great jobs. There's nothing that will stop them from achieving all the goals that have ever been set for. It's the companies who think about, you know, the famous book love to great, and they think about other things they've written or scene. And then they get too attracted to some of that without looking at really information that's objective and say - well, maybe I'm kind of comfortable where I am and I go on. No, because see the people who frustrate you are the ones who are always non-performing. If you find all people in the company, they're all performing. Then success comes from everybody, because the people love what they do. They're being managed well at what they do. The company is being successful, but so is the human being being successful. They want to contribute. In other words, people today don't want to just do this and do this. In other words, they're looking for how they can make an impact on life. How can they make an impact on the world…”
Gary Walstrom was born and raised in Iowa on a small farm until he went to college to study Veterinary Medicine. After two years, he went in to the military—Air Force and became a Russian Linguist with a Top Secret Cryptographic clearance. Upon leaving, he finished his college degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Statistics and Accounting.
Gary began working with assessments in the hiring and training of restaurant staff. He shortly thereafter became an Executive Advisor, working with Entrepreneurial companies; educating them through a process of Executive Workshops to be more capable of making good human decisions by understanding who the person really is; what motivates them and drives them to succeed.
He then began working with Louis Janda, a clinical Psychologist, test builder to build him the Culture Index Instrument for business consultative purposes. Today, there are 75 people around the US, Advising Executives on how to better manage their human capital, grow their top line and bottom line, while scaling their business.
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Empowering Yourself with Money with Bari Tessler
I'm so happy to be sharing this conversation with Bari Tessler. Bari's book, The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness has a new companion book called The Art of Money Workbook. There's just so much depth in the work that Bari teaches in her money relationship-transformational workshops and books. And, today she's talking about the different models inside her business, how her new book came to be and so much more. Enjoy.
Bari Tessler, M.A., is a financial therapist, author, and founder of The Art of Money, a year-long money school. She earned a Masters in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University, working in the mental health field for over a decade before realizing her mission was to merge emotional literacy with financial literacy.
In 2001 she created a financial therapy methodology that integrates practical financial tools with a nurturing, body-centered approach. Here work weaves together personal, couple, and creative entrepreneurial money teachings into one complete tapestry. For two decades now, she has guided thousands of people into more authentic, empowered relationships with money.
Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, Inc.com, The Cut, Reuters Money, USA Today, Nerd Wallet, RealSimple, MindBodyGreen and REDBOOK. She has also been featured on the cover of Experience Life Magazine and Mindful Magazine.
Bari is also the Author of The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness and The Art of Money Workbook.
A self-identified bookworm and passionate lover of dark chocolate, Bari is equal parts advisor, therapist, and money-savvy best friend. She can often be found hiking the mountain trails in Boulder, Colorado, where she lives with her husband, son, and their multitude of cats.
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Follow Up Strategies with Mostafa Hosseini
Today, I'm interviewing my friend Mostafa Hosseini. He is talking about follow-up. So if you are a business owner, if you're in sales, if you're in pretty much any kind of business. You work for one or you own your own business. I feel like this will be a helpful conversation especially if an aspect of what you do involves sales. Mostafa is going to talk about the psychology of selling and the importance of follow-up. I love this conversation, so many breakthroughs. I felt like everyone I know, all the business owners out there could really benefit from this conversation. Enjoy.
Mostafa shares with us his insight:
“Hey? What's going on? What's happening in your life? What's going on with business? Are you happy with the products and services that we are providing? Again, depending on the portion of the list that we're calling. And then we always ask for a referral. That's the last question. 'John, who do you know that is having problems with their follow up? Who do you know that is having problems with their mortgage? Who do you know that is having problem with their neck or back? Right? And then, we always ask for a referral. If you ask that question every three or four months, you're like training and educating your audience to refer to you, and you're reminding them every three or four months. So you're creating a referral machine…”
Mostafa Hosseini is the founder of Persyo Inc and creator of: Simple Retention Formula, Simple Marketing Formula, Simple Offer Formula. And, he is the host of Daily Confidence for Entrepreneurs Podcast.
For the past 12 years, he has helped business owners and entrepreneurs build profitable businesses in various niche markets and industries. Currently, his Call Center helps established businesses fix their follow up problem and scale through Referrals and Customer Retention (without spending any money on Ads).
He is an avid skier & hiker, and he loves to spend time with his family and friends.
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Fixing Your Money Mindset with Joyce Marter
Today, I am sharing an interview I had with Joyce Marter. Joyce wrote a book about fixing your financial mindset and she’s a licensed therapist. Her book is a combination of what she's learned in helping people as a therapist and also through her own journey of being a business owner and now a speaker. I appreciate Joyce's vulnerability in sharing you know what it's like to face our issues around money and go on to actually write a book that helps people change their relationship with money. Enjoy.
Joyce shares with us this insight:
“And for me, I remember when my business was in that cash flow hell. I even lost my business partner. It was a terrible time of my life. I thought I was going to have to file business bankruptcy. And I went to a CPA that was recommended by a friend, and I was crying when I handed him my Quickbooks file. And he said - Joyce, you truly have a cash flow problem. Your business model works, and I can help you get the proper lending. But as he looked at my Quickbooks file, he did a little intervention, and he said - You're not running a charity to employ therapist, and you deserve to make a profit. And I realized that I had a lot of co-dependent behaviors, people-pleasing behavior, detrimental care-taking at the expense of my health and well-being. I took care of everyone else before myself until I was exhausted, depleted, and burned out. And that had to change. And that was the beginning of my transformation personally and professionally. And with the help of so many others, I was able to turn the ship around. And unbelievably, not even seven years later, I was able to successfully exit my business...”
Joyce Marter is a licensed psychotherapist, entrepreneur, national public speaker, and a mental health thought leader. She is the founder of Urban Balance (a national outpatient mental health company) and the author of The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program for an Abundant Life.
Learn more about Joyce Marter:
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Financial-Mindset-Fix-Fitness-Abundant/dp/1683647238/ref=monarch_sidesheet
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