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Welcome to the Profitable Joyful Consulting Podcast where you'll discover how to double your revenues without exhaustion, working with perfect clients on transformational engagements. Increase your profits and enjoy your business more with your host, Samantha Hartley.

Profitable Joyful Consulting Samantha Hartley

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Welcome to the Profitable Joyful Consulting Podcast where you'll discover how to double your revenues without exhaustion, working with perfect clients on transformational engagements. Increase your profits and enjoy your business more with your host, Samantha Hartley.

    EP178: Is Work-Life Balance Possible?

    EP178: Is Work-Life Balance Possible?

    “Be reflective and strategic and intentional about the life that you're designing so that you can create the vision that is right for you.” —Joelle K. Jay, Ph.D.
    Do you have work-life balance?
    There are only so many hours in the day and there’s only so much of you to go around. So how do you have a work-life balance? Is it even possible? 
    I don’t have kids, so I know it’s hard to believe me when I say work-life balance is possible. But I promise that it is, and I brought in a guest to prove it to you: my friend Joelle K. Jay, Ph.D., who specializes in leadership development for senior executives in Fortune 500 companies. 
    She helps leaders achieve what they want to achieve and live the lives they want to live. She’s also a mom who balances career and family, and she’s sharing her best insights in this episode. Tune in to learn how to get clear on what you want your life to actually look and feel like, and how to turn it into reality. 
    Key areas discussed:
    0:00 Introduction
    4:19 How Joelle helped a client go from burning the candle at both ends at a Fortune 500 company to building a 7-figure firm with the work-life balance of her dreams 
    5:58 Joelle’s journey balancing career and family 
    7:51 Personal leadership philosophy and how it can help you lead the life you want to live
    10:35 How to clarify what you want for your life 
    13:32 Ongoing, in-the-moment adjustments to what’s realistic and possible for your day
    9:18 The real secret to work-life balance
    23:58 This is a key tool of work-life balance
    29:13 Different models for work-life balance
    36:10 The most important thing to remember in all of this, according to Joelle
    38:40 Unique challenges and advice for working moms
    44:40 How to take a sabbatical and keep everything else flowing
    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0iK9RzwW6HQ or listen whenever you get podcasts: www.SamanthaHartley.com/blog-podcast. 
    Connect with Joelle and take her 5-minute Personal Leadership self-assessment at https://www.joellekjay.com/. 
    Check out her book, The Inner Edge, about the ten practices of personal leadership: https://theinneredge.com/about/the-book/ 

    Episode Hashtags: #Consulting #WorkingMoms #WorkLifeBalance #Leadership

    • 54 min
    EP177: What Are Your Non-Negotiables?

    EP177: What Are Your Non-Negotiables?

    "We use non-negotiables to assert our values, protect ourselves and then create boundaries so that we can do our best work."
    What are the things about which you will not negotiate? 
    There are always going to be areas for compromise. But I want you to know what you won’t budge on (like not working by the hour, not giving discounts, not taking calls on Fridays, not getting paid beneath a certain number, or anything else you need). 
    Whatever it is for you, the key is that you stand firm around the things that are important to you. When you’re clear on your values, that becomes easier to discern.
    In this episode of Profitable Joyful Consulting, I look at common situations consultants experience and how to come up with decision-making criteria to figure out your non-negotiables. 
    Key areas discussed:
    Why you need to know your non-negotiables
    Know your values so you can understand what’s important to you 
    Why it can be hard to stand by our non-negotiables
    Communicate your values 
    Defend your values 
    Examples of non-negotiables 
    Action steps to get clear on your own non-negotiables 
    Non-negotiables as “always” and “never” 
    One of the most empowering things we can do is build work that allows us to bring our full selves without compromise, with all of our creativity—and the way to do that is with safe boundaries, including what we never negotiate. 
    Learn more in this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/t9wseBW_6DQ or your favorite podcast app: www.samanthahartley.com/blog-podcast.
    Episode Hashtags: #Negotiation #Consulting #SelfCare #Boundaries
    For more tips to help you create a profitable, joyful business without exhaustion​, follow me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthahartley/ or https://www.facebook.com/samantha.hartley.71/
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    💡 Work with me to multiply your revenues without exhaustion.
    Ready to add $150-750K to your business? Click here to book a 12-minute call with my Growth Strategist.

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    • 20 min
    EP176: No More One-Offs

    EP176: No More One-Offs

    “What if instead of 25 clients in a year, you had a base of 5 clients you worked with over the course of the whole year? And instead of $5,000 per client, it was $100,000 or $75,000? You would have the foundation of a business that would give you peace of mind.”
    So many consultants come to me living in the land of one-offs. They might have 25 clients in a year, mainly doing one-time projects.
    One-offs keep you on the Revenue Rollercoaster, and they don’t allow you to do your most impactful work. I too did one-offs for years when I first started, and what I saw was that the results my clients got wouldn’t stick. There just isn’t enough time in one-offs to get to the root cause issue and really solve it. I was missing out on the opportunity to make a bigger, more lasting impact, and to build a reputation for doing so. 
    I want you to say no to one-offs—and that takes courage. However, if you keep saying yes to what you don’t want, you’re just going to keep getting more and more of it. Tune in to this episode of the Profitable Joyful Consulting podcast to learn how to escape the land of one-offs for a more profitable, joyful business where you can really shine.
    Key areas discussed:
    0:00 Introduction
    0:38 Living in the land of one-offs
    2:42 Why one-offs are so terrible
    4:50 How to turn a request for a one-off into a transformational engagement
    9:12 What if you try to turn a request into a transformational engagement, but they just don’t have the budget?
    12:14 The deeper opportunity present in the discovery process
    14:22 Visioning what’s possible
    Watch this episode on YouTube: LINK or listen on your favorite podcast app: LINK.
    Episode Hashtags: #Consulting #TransformationalEngagements

    • 17 min
    EP175: Women's Vocal Patterns That Kill Sales: Power-Undermining Sounds

    EP175: Women's Vocal Patterns That Kill Sales: Power-Undermining Sounds

    “By the time women are 12 years old, they have been completely trained with, ‘Say whatever you want to say, but don't upset anybody and be nice.’” - Tracy Goodwin  
    Women are programmed to be nice and quiet, to ask permission, to be tentative, to make all these sounds that make a person go, “Nope, I don’t want to listen to her.” We’re often stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to using our voices and expressing ourselves fully. 
    If you ask this episode’s guest, Voice Coach & Communication Consultant Tracy Goodwin, we have to start on the inside to change all those stories, to change the foundation that was given to us that we never asked for. That’s how we start to bring our real, authentic selves through in our lives and businesses to build more genuine connections, own what we’re putting out there, be more seen and heard, and get more clients. 
    Tune in to this episode of the Profitable Joyful Consulting podcast to learn how to be a more effective and captivating communicator - and increase sales! - by working with your voice (and voice stories). 
    We discuss:
    00:34 Introduction
    05:42 Key challenges women experience related to using their voice
    08:40 How Tracy helped a client who was already doing webinars and presentations figure out her voice stories and work with them to let her real authenticity come through
    14:28 Ways women experience voice issues in their personal and professional lives What the research says about voice and money
    27:07 The five elements of powerful vocals
    34:12 What to shift in your voice to make sales easier
    41:27 How Tracy learned to give people better feedback about voice as a former people pleaser
    45:38 Speaking in ways that show who you really are
    50:19 Who Tracy works with 
    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2fyQaQBrpJA or listen on your favorite podcast app: www.SamanthaHartley.com/Blog-Podcast.
    Connect with Tracy on LinkedIn and learn how to command a space in her free audio guide.
    Episode Hashtags: #Consulting #Communication

    • 53 min
    EP174: The Role of Sleep in Preventing Consultant Exhaustion

    EP174: The Role of Sleep in Preventing Consultant Exhaustion

    “Better and more sleep means you're going to be a better consultant.”
    As consultants, we can't be chronically under-rested. You need to be at your best. And if you're trying to build your company and really bring value to your clients, then you have to take care of yourself. You’ve got to sleep better, sleep more, and get quality sleep so you’re refreshed and regenerated.
    The cornerstone of self-care is really good sleep, but getting it isn’t always easy. From life situations to health conditions to beliefs we hold, there can be plenty blocking us from getting the quality sleep we need. 
    Tune in to this episode of the Profitable Joyful consulting podcast to learn why we don’t get the sleep we need and how to get better sleep to be the best possible version of yourself. 
    Key areas discussed: 
    0:00 Introduction
    2:38 Three facts you need to know about sleep 
    5:53 How to give ourselves permission to take care of ourselves 
    7:47 Creating new beliefs around sleep 
    8:33 Improving your sleep hygiene 
    11:22 Tools to help when you can’t get to sleep 
    17:19 Wait, grownups need bedtime? 
    20:42 How to handle when your inner child revolts at bedtime (and how to support them so you can get better sleep)
    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/o0VoRElibe0 or listen on your favorite app: www.samanthahartley.com/blog-podcast to learn how to prioritize sleep as a consultant (and why you should).
    Episode Hashtags: #SleepHygiene #SleepTips #SelfCare

    • 26 min
    EP173: Unapologetic Cash Flow with Jen Sapel

    EP173: Unapologetic Cash Flow with Jen Sapel

    “When you really own your cash flow and you're comfortable with your cash flow, you really do improve your quality of life.” - Jen Sapel
    Have you ever been in a situation where your team members, contractors, or employees got paid but at the end of the month there was nothing left for you?
    Whether you’ve been coming last in your business or you’re just excited to build more cash flow, tune in to this episode with UTOR Wealth founder Jen Sapel to learn how to create unapologetic cash flow.
    Key areas discussed: 
    How unapologetic cash flow could change your life
    The revenue rollercoaster and being last when to get paid
    Intentionality in your finances 
    What you need to know about managing your cash flow 
    Responsible ways to create unapologetic cash flow 
    How to know if you’re ready to take a financial risk
    Intuitive finances in your business
    Spending time with your numbers as a spiritual practice 
    Jen’s journey with money shame, including how she talks to her kids about money so it doesn’t perpetuate shame 
    Learning from your money mistakes 
    Watch this episode on YouTube: LINK or listen on your favorite podcast app: LINK.
    Connect with Jen at UTORWealth.com.
    #CashFlow #Consulting #Budgeting

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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Bill Ringle ,

High Impact lessons for top consultants

Samantha shares concepts to help you take your consulting practice to the “big leagues” where you are making the impact that clients need and are unable to achieve on their own.

If you are seeking a guide who is smart and strategic, tune in. But be prepared to have your limiting beliefs shattered and left behind.

Barbara Steve ,

Great advise!!!

Loved listening to her show!

ashmageecoach ,

Affirmations are for everyone!

Loved the most recent episode talking about positive affirmations! I’m a big believer that our brains believe what we tell them, but I don’t think we talk about this enough in the business space. Really enjoyed Samantha’s insight and approach!

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