Snippets of Genius is a lighthearted business Podcast with some brilliant insights into what winning at the start-up game really means.
In each episode guests from the worlds of business development, marketing, design and wellness, share their ballsy, daring moves to build a thriving business they love.
Join Caroline Kay for a good old chit chat on how to start, stand out, scale up and make an impact.
The proven ways to create FOMO; help, share, collaborate and get everybody talking #E1S3 May King Tsang
To kick us off this series, I have the amazing May King Tsang, who is known for her ability to create FOMO.
May King has built her reputation and her authority in the world of making tea and making mistakes; as all us humans do. In this episode she shares with us her energy, optimism and bravery to find her path to success.
The contents is revealing!
The time honored strategy to help, share, and collaborate to achieve momentum and make the journey that much more fun has allowed May King’s to raise her, and her clients profiles.
One stunt, attracted new business in under 20mins from activation. Join us to learn her industry secrets and dive deep into the challenges of crippling self doubt, and the inevitable rise of the negative Nellie!
May King is now a top 50 recommended speaker in the world of tea. A legend in the twitter sphere for creating FOMO. And a multi-passionate entrepreneur bursting with creative ideas.
Tune in and you’ll learn:
Why we all need to stop being so British if we want to stand out online.
How to lean into your gifts and get clients seeking you out
What Muhammad Ali said the helped May King get out of her own way.
How to move the needle on your creative ideas by building up your self belief, confidence and prioritising self care
The deadly trap of comparisonitus and the simple truth to remember to overcome it
Why a Jim Carrey’s 90s movie can tell you everything you need to know about creating FOMO; and how you too can do it well.
This show is a laugh a minute with raw honesty, vulnerability and a good dose of the life and business lessons. The secret ingredients to rise to the top, create FOMO and stay a good human.
If you want to see more of May King, (a lot more!), be sure to check out her Proudest Moment: Victorian Teapot -Time Lapse of Fine Art Body Painting
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Additional links from this show:
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
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How to set goals the right way; to regain your balance and make your dreams happen
Have you let waiting become a habit?
Are you waiting for the right time, better circumstances or maybe waiting until you’ve made more money?
I’m sorry to be the one that breaks it to you, but life waits for no one. You’ve got to grab life by the balls and I recommend growing a pair of your own.
I know you have big ambitions and you’re not here to play it small. So break the habit and don’t let your seemingly never ending to do list keep you waiting for success to come your way.
Before I was an entrepreneur, I was working in agency land, which for those in the know, you'll be well aware this is not a 9-5. This is late night pitches, early starts, late finishes; whatever it takes to get the job done. I’m not afraid of hard work, I actually quite enjoy getting stuck in but it was sucking the life out of me.
Which, I know, makes me sound dramatic, but here is what I mean...
You know, when your heart and soul is telling you to be brave and to do something that would radically change your circumstances? And yet you ignore it? Or you just keep pushing it to one side because you're busy? This IS your waiting habit.
You become so busy doing the ‘have tos you have no time to do the want tos’.
And, when you get really good at it, that little voice inside you, which is telling you to do all the things you want to do, gets lost.
Then, you blink and it’s 3 years later and everything is the same.
You’re once again finishing work exhausted. Flopping down on the sofa. Turning on Netflix. Pouring that large G&T, beer, wine… whatever your go to is. Another day done.
Then you feel so deflated because another 3 years have passed and you still haven’t done those things you really want to do.
Like go live abroad, find that dream partner, start that dream business or build your business on your terms in a way that sets your heart on fire.
You haven’t found that courage.
You’ve somehow forgotten how awesome you are.
You wish you had done more and I know this because I’ve been there and I’ve let waiting become a habit.
Setting goals is the first step to break the habit.
So, today I urge you to take the time to remember all the interesting things that you love, that light you up, that give you the renewed energy to take on that next big challenge.
Because when you set goals the right way. Big things happen, life changing things that create a ripple effect and before you know it you are smashing goals left right and centre.
I can honestly tell you this, as I’m now recording this episode from my brand new home in Italy, it’s everything I ever dreamed of and I feel very grateful that I have arrived here.
In today’s show I’m going to share with you what I fundamentally believe was instrumental to make this happen.
Tune in and you’ll learn:
The strategies and real life examples to hit your BHAGS
How to set goals the right way
2 tools that helped me smash my big 12 month goal for 2021 in under 6 months.
Example situations that hold you back from achieving your goals, without you realising
1 critical thing you need to do to smash a goals in 2021
The scorecard method to clarify the needle moving goals in your life and business
Simple steps to up level every area of your life
I hope that after listening, you’re feeling revved up to take on the second half of this year.
You can do anything you set your mind to, give yourself the permission to dream then start taking the right actions.
You’ve got this!
I love to hear success stories so let me know what you took away from today’s show and most importantly how you’re going to take action and break the waiting habit.
Make your dream life and business happen today, I’m cheering you on.
Ciao for now!
Links from this episode:
EP 9 Series 1: Caroline Kay: Ready to power up your busin
Part Two: Lauren Armes' story from Solopreneur to CEO - The critical shifts to position for success
Are you enjoying being an entrepreneur?
Or do you feel tired of wearing all the hat’s, spinning a million plates and are you starting to feel like you are working way too much with too little reward? Then you are potentially missing the golden opportunities to make the entrepreneurial ride a whole lot easier and whole lot more fun!
Lauren Armes is back to share how you can keep yourself on the right track, position for success, and get that winning feeling back every week.
Building a business should be the best decision you ever made.
In Lauren's own words:
“I would never want to lull anybody into a false sense of security that entrepreneurship is going to be easy, but I approach each challenge with a sense of how can I make this easier?”
In this episode, Lauren unpacks exactly how she made it easier for herself and how you can too.
Tune in and learn:
*What is stopping you from achieving the success you know are capable of
*Why personal development is critical to achieve the next level of success
*The critical investments to build your belief system
*How to recognise when you’re keeping yourself small
*Why each failure will give you the greatest gift and what this is
*How you can adopt a mindset of ease to each challenge
Stay tuned to the end, where Lauren provides her top resources including The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
Plus, her biggest inspiration and the best advice she ever received on her entrepreneurial journey.
Missed Part One? Take a listen here.
I’d love to know what your biggest takeaway was from the episode, and more importantly what are you going to put into action? Drop me a line in the comments or send me an email at email@example.com
Part One: Lauren Armes' story from solopreneur to CEO - The critical steps to uncover your big idea
In this episode, I welcome to the show Lauren Armes, an inspiring lady who wears many hats. Lauren shares her journey from a career in business development to starting her business empire and the critical steps to uncover your big idea.
In only 8 years, Lauren has built Welltodo from a small wordpress blog into a global firm. On top of this, she shares the launch of her 2 new companies, which have experienced explosive growth during the pandemic - there is much to be learnt from this powerhouse!
It's a delight to have Lauren share with you, the critical elements to help you on your entrepreneurial journey from solopreneur to CEO. This includes, Lauren's biggest lessons, inspiration and the people who steered her through those early days.
Tune in and you’ll learn:
*The most important element to decide first in order to build the right business
*The game changer moment in any solopreneur’s journey
*How to approach your entrepreneurial journey with ease
*Signs you are in sabotaging your success and what to do about it
*The best tools and resources to start
*5 things your team will expect of you as you become a leader
Stay with us to the end to hear the biggest lesson she learnt during her transition from Solopreneur to CEO and make sure you tune in next week for part two, where we dig in to Lauren's 3 critical mindset shifts to succeed.
Want more in the meantime? Check out Lauren’s very own podcasts The Business of Wellness and EXPERTS.
I'd love to hear what you think of this episode, share with me your favourite snippet in the comments or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Part Two: Charlotte Diaz - 5 pitfalls business owners make and how to avoid them
Have you heard the saying “Sometimes you just have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down”? Would you rather make it less of a leap and more of an easy, natural next step?
Then tune in to part two of Charlotte Diaz's snippets of genius, where she shares the pivotal moments she’s had growing her wings and how you can avoid the 5 pitfalls most business owners make!
Charlotte shares the golden advice for every entrepreneur needs to develop and engage their people, plus her founding principles to build your value -led business the right way.
Tune in and learn:
- What you need to do to get your team more engaged
- The core components of all great value led business
- How you can easily end up in a world of pain in business and how to prevent it
- The single step that is critical to avoid disaster
- How to get out of your own way - Charlotte’s ‘start method’ that will get you in a positive & productive mode every time.
Make sure you stay to the end to hear the amazing list of women leaders who inspire her; all un-apologetically female and forging ahead just as she is.
In Charlotte’s own words:
“Get it right, for your people they'll get it right for your customers, and if you people are getting things right for your customers then ultimately everybody benefits”.
Charlotte's Top Resources:
Daniel Pink - Drive (on motivation):
Daniel Pink - When - (the best time is now)
Jen Sincero - You are badass at making money
Need some help with the people element of your business? Find and contact Charlotte on LinkedIn
Part One: Charlotte Diaz - The simple mistake founders make with their people and the one invaluable fix
Ready to scale your business? Would you like to avoid the simple and costly mistakes founders make with their people? Tune in to today's episode and learn the simple mistake you can avoid and best of all the invaluable fix from the one and only Charlotte Diaz.
Charlotte came from a world where excellence came as standard within Betty’s and Taylors Group; one of the most prestigious brands in the north of England. Charlotte served here as their Group HR Director for 21 happy years. Charlotte's abilities contributed to the creation of a very healthy business with a turnover of £125M and 1400 employees.
I’m delighted to share with you Charlotte's passion for value led businesses her insights and big lessons as she leaped from the career to becoming a business owner.
Charlotte's business, Cirrus HR, help's purpose driven entrepreneurs connect their people with their purpose. To add to this, Charlotte recently became a certified B-Corp leader. Today's show unpacks what this means and the opportunities for businesses everywhere, including yours, to make the world that much more wonderful.
Tune in and learn:
*How you can put your money where your mouth is and do business for good
*What the sixth sense is in business
*The steps you need to take to bring your team into alignment.
*How you can save time on recruitment and actually get people to select themselves out of the process
*The secrets to inspire and nurture your team
*The simplest thing you can do right now to build the right team
*Why and what might be causing problems in your business and the simple fix
Charlotte and I worked together last year, (read more here) and I’m deeply grateful to have been on Charlotte’s journey. Charlotte has designed her business to attract the clients she wants to serve and build the business on her terms so that she can live her best and most beautiful life.
Join us again next week for part 2, where Charlotte shares the 5 pitfalls business owners make and how to avoid them. Plus her top resources, biggest inspirations and more!
Fun, light-hearted business wisdom
This series is a breath of fresh air after so many heavy, boring or smug business podcasts - to finally find one that’s fun, engaging, and still has lots of insight and wisdom to offer has made my day.
I’m subscribed, and will be sharing widely!