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Everything is right on time. Yes, it’s time to start following the dream, the calling, the nudge you have to do something different, right now. The world needs different and the world needs more of you.

In this podcast Amber McCue explores the timing of success and growth. It’s the Right on Time life. It is a new way of living that will bring you more joy, less overwhelm, and show you how to get everything you want in both business and life.

Your podcast guide, Amber, went from a single mom at the age of 18 to running two successful businesses that allow her the freedom to work from anywhere with her family. Now it’s your turn!

Right on Time Podcast Amber McCue

    • Entrepreneurship

Everything is right on time. Yes, it’s time to start following the dream, the calling, the nudge you have to do something different, right now. The world needs different and the world needs more of you.

In this podcast Amber McCue explores the timing of success and growth. It’s the Right on Time life. It is a new way of living that will bring you more joy, less overwhelm, and show you how to get everything you want in both business and life.

Your podcast guide, Amber, went from a single mom at the age of 18 to running two successful businesses that allow her the freedom to work from anywhere with her family. Now it’s your turn!

    038B: Keep Calm & Keep Breathing: Coping With Stress in a Pandemic

    038B: Keep Calm & Keep Breathing: Coping With Stress in a Pandemic

    Hello, my friend.
    Today’s podcast episode is going to be a little bit different. 
    As you may have noticed, we’ve made the transition from the Modern CEO Podcast to the Right On Time Podcast recently. There were a few reasons for this change, and one of them is that I wanted to start touching on current events -- those topics that are affecting our lives and our businesses.
    I think you can guess where I’m going with this.
    Today, I want to talk about the biggest thing currently affecting you, me, and countless other people around the world: the COVID-19 epidemic.
    But, unlike so many podcasts and websites out there, I don’t want to focus on terrifying statistics.
    Instead, this podcast episode is going to focus on the things that we can do, together and as individuals, to cope with the stress and overwhelm of living through a global pandemic.
    Because it is scary out there!
    My very, VERY special guest for this episode is Dr. Julie Merriman, an INCREDIBLE practicing therapist and a wonderful human being. Dr. Merriman has helped countless entrepreneurs (including me!) learn valuable techniques for managing stress.
    I don’t know where I’d be without her!
     
    In my latest podcast episode, you’ll discover:
    Dr. Merriman’s very best advice for coping with the anxieties of the COVID-19 pandemic How to stay connected and supported while social distancing The importance of appreciating the positives while stressing about the negatives The most crucial first step for finding the perfect therapist -- and how to execute it effectively I hope that the advice given in this episode helps you as much as it has helped me. Remember: we are all in this together. Please stay well and healthy.
     
    Listen now!
     
    Remember to subscribe on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher!
     
    You are right on time.
     
    Highlights:
    00:38 Why the shift from the Modern CEO podcast to Right on Time?
    01:32 Introducing my guest, Dr. Julie Merriman
    04:07 The first thing you should do in the face of stress, overwhelm & burnout
    06:42 What does the act of grounding actually do for us?
    08:35 “Mindfulness and presence really starts as we get ourselves grounded”
    10:58 “ we step into stressful moments, how do we balance the rational with the emotional?”
    12:00 Limit your flight-or-flight response -- limit your exposure to the news
    13:43 Practice the pause
    17:58 Recognize the gifts we were given alongside the stress
    20:34 Practice the power of mindfulness: meditate, journal, breathe
    22:06 “The way to work through trauma and grief is consistency, nurturing, and lots of loving”
    23:55 How to stay connected and supported while social distancing
    28:40 The most important first step for finding the perfect therapist -- and how to execute it effectively
    38:01 It’s going to be okay
     
    Thank you for listening! Want more information and tips? Bookmark ambermccue.com/blog and follow Amber on Instagram: @AmberMcCue
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
    juliemerrimanphd.com The Empowered Energy Journal by Julie Merriman

    • 27 min
    038: Arm Yourself Against the #1 Confidence Killer!

    038: Arm Yourself Against the #1 Confidence Killer!

    Do you feel as though you deserve your success?
    If you’re like 70% of us, you probably feel as though you’re a bit of a fraud. No matter how many awards … how much praise … and how many opportunities you’re offered … there seems to always be a little voice in your head telling you that you don’t deserve it.
    That little voice wants you to believe that you’ve made it as far as you have based on luck alone. Not on your skills, achievements, or experience.

    • 25 min
    037: Incredibly Effective Planning for the Modern CEO!

    037: Incredibly Effective Planning for the Modern CEO!

    Setting yourself up to live your best life in the new year isn’t something reserved for New Year’s Eve -- if you want the best chance of reaching your personal and professional goals after the ball drops, you need to start planning much earlier.
    Think JULY. Well, for me it was July. ;) 
    If that seems daunting, have no fear! -- I’m here to tell you about some specific resources that you can use to take your planning to its ultimate potential. I’d also like to share with you my own annual planning schedule: when I start, what I focus on, and how I implement in order to get the results that I want to see! Let’s go behind the scenes.
    My secret? My planning process aligns with my company’s core values -- this way, I can achieve big impact while staying true to my vision. What kind of impact do you want to make in the new year?
     
    In my latest podcast episode, you’ll discover:
    How to take advantage of the natural ebbs and flows of your business in order to build in periods of review and reflection Two incredibly effective programs that will help you take your planning to the next level and reap amazing rewards all year long The powerful results you can achieve when you embrace core values both inside and outside of your company Listen below and get ready to plan for the best year of your life!
    Remember to subscribe on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher!
     
    Highlights:
    01:50 [+1:20]  Why my new year planning starts in July, not December
    03:30 [+1:20]  The Planathon: the ULTIMATE annual planning event for entrepreneurs!
    03:50 [+1:20]  The Fresh Start Workbook
    05:50 [+1:20]  Case study: Three Boudoir
    07:30 [+1:20]  “Empowered women empower women, and we rise together”
    11:07 [+1:20]  What does it mean to embrace your core values inside and outside the company -- and base your planning on it?
    13:24 [+1:20]  Shift your thinking to IMPACT, instead of financials
    16:50 [+1:20]  Do all of your core values align? How do they impact how people see your company?
    21:24 [+1:20]  “To enable a vision, we have to align our values with our actions”
    23:48 [+1:20]  Why approach investors if you don’t want an investment yet?
    25:04 [+1:20]  Transform your team members into brand ambassadors!
    28:25 [+1:20]  How to develop a well-rounded, versatile team
    30:20 [+1:20]  Reporting metrics help ensure business excellence -- how often should you check them?
    33:41 [+1:20]  “If we don’t define the goal and we don’t take action towards the goal, we will have no chance of reaching the goal … because results come to life when you get in action”
     
    Thank you for listening! Want more information and tips? Bookmark ambermccue.com/blog and follow Amber on Instagram: @AmberMcCue
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
    The Planathon The Fresh Start Workbook How to Clone Yourself

    • 37 min
    036: Why is Company Culture So Important?

    036: Why is Company Culture So Important?

    When it comes to hiring, choosing the perfect candidate isn’t the happy ending. It’s actually closer to a great first step.
     
    Because after the hiring phase is over, that’s when you need to step up with LEADERSHIP.
     
    The How to Clone Yourself process isn’t just about finding the right person to handle the right tasks in your business. It’s also about onboarding them effectively and empowering them to take ownership of their work -- leaving YOU with more time to focus on bringing your own unique value to your brand!
     
    Company culture is a huge part of this -- a healthy company culture not only makes your business a great place to work for your employees, but it actually improves the experience for your customers as well! Employees who feel valued and inspired will bring their best performance to the table, resulting in higher productivity, better customer care, and incredible levels of engagement.
     
    I know you love the sound of that!
     
    So let’s take a peek into the anatomy of an amazing leader!
     
    In my latest podcast episode, you’ll discover:
     
    Why society pushes the ‘hustle’ mindset so hard -- and how much you benefit from opting out The key differences that set leaders apart from managers -- and how they affect employee engagement Why your business’s culture is SO important -- and how you can create a healthy, amazing, and productive employee experience!  
    Ready to build a better brand for you, your team, and your customers? Listen below!
     
    Remember to subscribe on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher!
     
    Highlights:
    03:11   “As your business evolves, you might start to wonder ‘what do I do again??’”
    03:50  ‘Hustle’ is ingrained in our culture -- why do we chase that productivity high?
    05:00  “What do you need to do when you step into a leadership role?”
    05:20  How does our culture prepare us for the workforce? And what’s left out?
    06:35  What is the difference between a manager and a leader?
    08:58  “True leadership inspires and transforms the people it touches”
    09:20  Case study: Three Boudoir
    11:10  “If you want your team members, contractors, and employees to be ambassadors of your company … you have to enroll and engage people.”
    13:04  Case study: Parent Community Organization
    13:59  Culture is one of your biggest jobs as a leader -- how can you excel?
    16:20  “You’ve got to create lots of white space in your schedule for thinking about the bigger picture for your business … how will you grow? What will you sell to 5x your business?”
    19:00  “Culture can make or break a lot of things. Have you ever been part of a community, organization, team, or company that just didn’t feel healthy?”
    23:00 Leadership is bigger than you -- Who do you need to be when you step further into the leadership role?
    24:33  What should you be focusing on right now?
    28:20  “These shifts are what is allowing me to have freedom and flexibility in my schedule and in my life”



    Thank you for listening! Want more information and tips? Bookmark ambermccue.com/blog and follow Amber on Instagram: @AmberMcCue
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
    How to Clone Yourself

    • 29 min
    035: The Modern CEO Guide to Hiring: Part 1

    035: The Modern CEO Guide to Hiring: Part 1

    When you’re looking to hire a new partner-in-crime for your business, you need to do more than just write the perfect job listing and choose the most promising resumes.
    You need to ROCK the interview process by not only asking the right questions, but giving the right answers. That’s right, it’s actually a two-way street! 
    The hiring process can be a grueling trial full of potential pitfalls. Believe me, I’ve been there -- I worked in recruitment back during my corporate days! (Let me tell you, I did not enjoy it one bit!)
    But if you know how (and when) to prepare for your hiring needs, it can be surprisingly easy … and even fun!
    I’ve taken what I’ve learned from my corporate hiring days, improved on that knowledge through my experience as a CEO, threw in some insights I’ve gained through working with my amazing clients, and created a revamped guide to modern hiring -- one that I’ve been dying to share with you! 
    And today is the day!
    In this podcast episode, I’m going to reveal:
    How to do your due diligence and avoid hiring misfires Why an interview is also a branding exercise -- and how that realization will help you select the perfect candidate for your company! The secret to bringing objective measures into a subjective process -- and why it’s SO important! Make your next hire the most amazing addition to your team!
    Remember to subscribe on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher!

    Highlights:
    4:56  Hiring isn’t as easy as you think -- why due diligence is crucial!
    07:20  Trust … but verify  
    08:42  “You want candidates to leave an interview excited about you, your business, and the prospect of creating something incredible with you”
    09:24  Case study: Three Boudoir
    12:00  “You are not alone if things feel messy for you right now. New levels of growth and success in your business can get messy!”
    12:48  “We’re going to have a better chance of hiring a satisfied partner-in-crime who is set up for success if we are transparent”
    14:20  Be realistic and encourage realistic expectations
    15:10  Referrals aren’t the be-all, end-all -- you still need a proper interview process!
    16:00  “Give your candidates the opportunity to explain why they are a great fit for you and your business”
    17:07  Why interviewing is the key to the hiring process -- and how website forms can make the process easier!
    19:02  How to make a subjective process more objective
    19:18  Top strategies for streamlining your interview process
    22:23  Behaviorial-based interview style quiz
     
    Thank you for listening! Want more information and tips? Bookmark ambermccue.com/blog and follow Amber on Instagram: @AmberMcCue

    • 31 min
    034: Give your Hiring Process a Makeover & Get the Talent you Need!

    034: Give your Hiring Process a Makeover & Get the Talent you Need!

    If you’ve been a part of our world for a while, you know that I used to have a VERY different lifestyle.
     
    That’s right - I lived the CORPORATE life.
     
    I did the whole nine yards: 14 hour days, locked up in an office, travel, feeling WAY too much stress about everything that came across my desk. So much stress, I thought I was having stress related chest pains. (Turns out it was just a garlic allergy).
     
    For a brief time during my corporate life, I worked in recruiting. Why brief? Because recruiting is an ONEROUS process! It takes a lot of connection and interaction with a LOT of people in order to track down just the right candidate. 
     
    You know me, I love connecting with people! But I’m not gonna lie, that was next level!
     
    Even though I didn’t enjoy the recruiting process back then, I still need to hire for my business -- and so do my clients.
     
    So, I’ve revamped my hiring process to make it easier and more enjoyable to hire the right candidate, for the right job … right on time. Now, recruiting is a process that is filled with complete joy for me and my clients.
     
    And I want to share it with YOU.
     
    In my latest podcast episode, you’ll discover:
     
    How to actually be READY to hire when you’re ready to hire (hint: it takes more planning than you think!) Why you should take a marketing approach to your recruitment ads -- and how it’ll help you get higher quality candidates! How to put together an attractive benefit and compensation package -- no matter your budget!  
    Listen below!

    Remember to subscribe on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher!


     
    Highlights:
    03:20  Recruitment is an onerous process
    04:10  “It’s not technology, it’s not lead pages, it’s not a Facebook post that is going to make or break your company -- it is a team of incredible people that brings strategy to life”
    05:11  I’m currently using this hiring process in BOTH of my businesses!
    05:56  “Great talent does not wait around. Great talent has options”
    06:13  Start building relationships as far out from your hiring needs as you can
    07:30  Where do you look to find your clone? How do you find great talent?
    09:26  How to work effectively with interns and turn them into superstars
    12:00  From Monster to Indeed: the ins and outs of listing
    13:20  Why you should look at your job postings as advertisements
    14:20  Hiring through your network -- the beauty of referrals! 
    15:34  Look for the win/win -- find a candidate whose work style and skill set align with your needs (and vice versa!)
    16:41  Be prepared for the ‘benefits & compensation’ conversation (and learn how to love up your team!)
    29:01  “Be really mindful about your budget and about being fair to the work that is done and the person that is in that role. When we invest in each other, we 100% grow together”
    31:05  Full-time v. part-time v. contractor
     
    Next week, we’re going to dig deep into the interview process and this episode will give you the preparation you need to slide into that process confident, knowledgeable, and prepared! Check it out!

    Thank you for listening! Want more information and tips? Bookmark ambermccue.com/blog and follow Amber on Instagram: @AmberMcCue

    Mentioned in this episode:
    How to Clone Yourself

    • 38 min

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