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There's no need to feel burned out, battered, and lost while building your business. The Flourishing Entrepreneur Podcast with Aleya Harris inspires and educates energy-centered entrepreneurs with clear, actionable strategies that bust through blockages and support them in creating a business and lifestyle they love. Listen, implement, and leave a legacy of abundance.

The Flourishing Entrepreneur Podcast Aleya Harris

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

There's no need to feel burned out, battered, and lost while building your business. The Flourishing Entrepreneur Podcast with Aleya Harris inspires and educates energy-centered entrepreneurs with clear, actionable strategies that bust through blockages and support them in creating a business and lifestyle they love. Listen, implement, and leave a legacy of abundance.

    038 | Hiring a Family Assistant + Life Harmony with Amber Anderson

    038 | Hiring a Family Assistant + Life Harmony with Amber Anderson

    Do you ever feel burnt out? Overwhelmed? Feeling like you’re doing everything at work and at home? Well, I’m here to tell you that there’s something not working for you in your life and you need to evaluate the decisions that you make. 
     
    In this episode, we have Amber Anderson with us, as she brings us her rational honesty. We’ll talk about delegating tasks to others and learning to step back and let others do what we think we can do (but is really weighing us down). She’s here to remind us that we don’t have to be defined by stereotypes of what we should do. That women shouldn’t just be housewives — women can work and maintain a household as well. 
     
    We’ll be talking more about removing that huge weight on your shoulders in this episode. Tune in now! 
     
    In this episode, you’ll learn: 
     
    Why people cannot be defined by what they do.  How to delegate tasks that prevent you from doing the most important things.  How to use project management tools in your business as well as in personal life.  How to make an SOP for your personal life.  How to balance your mind, body and soul.   
    Here’s a sneak peek inside the episode: 
     
    [1:50]  Every decision you make in your life you either created, promoted, or allowed — and you have full responsibility and accountability for what goes on.
     
    [2:00] Instead of approaching your business from a systematic way and leaving your home life just willy nilly. I would suggest coming up with SOPs for your home life as well.
     
    [5:56] Don't place your value in antiquated thoughts about who you are and what you are — “supposed to do” is not going to work.
     
    [6:00] You want to outsource something in your business so you can have the freedom to do that time.
     
    [13:25] You absolutely have to be engaged in your own transformation, no matter how great the infrastructure, time, and love you give to them. They eventually have to do the work themselves.
     
    [15:46] People ask for what they think they need. It's best for us to give them what we know they need and what works best for the sustainability of things.
     
     
     
    Connect with me!  
    Podcast Instagram: The Flourishing Entrepreneur
    FM Website: Flourish Marketing | Strategy, Copywriting & Coaching
    Schedule a Discovery Call: Discovery Call
     
    Guest Bio
     
    Amber has been a business owner for more than a decade and just recently been handed the reins of Refine. She took the company from a $30k success to a quarter million dollars in under 2 years of leadership. 
     
    She’s someone who has eyes on the prize and won’t take no for an answer. Not worried about the goals and processes of others, but focused on her business and what she can give authentically. She sees the beauty in tactfully delivering hard truths that better our industry, pushing entrepreneurs to grow through honesty paired with encouragement. 
     
    She’s all about real talk. 
     
    Find more of Amber on: 
     
    IG: @refineforweddingplanners
    Website: Refine for Wedding Planners
    Facebook Group: The Refine Facebook Group

    • 51 min
    037 | Therapy vs. Coaching + Self-Actualization with Jenny Maenpaa

    037 | Therapy vs. Coaching + Self-Actualization with Jenny Maenpaa

    Are you surviving in life? Or are you thriving? Is everything just a high? Or do you wake up to a different reality? 
     
    I love my life — I do feel that I am flourishing. I feel like I can take my attention away from the basics of food, clothing, shelter, making money, and running errands to exploring my ultimate purpose in life. Where do I want to go? Who do I want to be? What are my values? 
     
    But it took me time to get here. (And plenty of mistakes and detours, since we’re being honest.) 
     
    Do you have the headspace to craft and curate a life that allows that type of freedom? Maybe, maybe not. 
     
    In this episode, we are talking with Jenny Maenpaa. We dive into self-actualization goals, boundaries, differences between therapy and coaching, and how to truly capture the essence of who you are using all of the facets of your personality to move towards your highest self. Stay tuned, and let's go!
     
    In this episode, you'll learn:
     
    All about self-actualization goals Key differences between therapy and coaching A frank look at boundaries and why you need them How to embrace everything that makes you YOU so you can live your heart’s purpose A journal prompt of Jenny’s core values and living in alignment with them  
    Make sure to download our Recalibration Guide at www.flourishmarketing.co/recalibrate to get even more recalibration techniques and infuse more of your wonderfulness into your wonderful life.
     
    If you're ready to put your money where it matters, download our FREE Business Building Essentials guide to adjust your money mindset, figure out your next investment (even if it’s your first!), and calculate the ROI. I’ve also sprinkled the guide with MY favorite tips, tools, and resources to use your money to bring home even more. Download the guide at Delegate investments www.flourishmarketing.co/invest 
     
    Here's a peek inside the episode:
     
    [4:55] Today’s Mantra is “I use healthy boundaries to invite people and blessings in”.
     
    [15:19] Channel high-functioning anxiety into productivity
     
    [18:47] Asking for help is important
     
    [21:34] Have a plan but don't be rigid
     
    [24:07] Boundaries aren't to keep people out, they are to invite people in
     
    [24:41] Boundaries are a way to help others feels safe and loved
     
    [25:43] Friendship energy audits on a regular basis
     
    [32:37] Happiness is like hunger
     
    [36:19] Narrative vs Evidence
     
    [41:42] Therapy gets you to functioning. Coaching helps you self-actualize.
     
    The Eisenhower Matrix  https://www.eisenhower.me/eisenhower-matrix/



    Connect with me!
     
    Wise entrepreneurs know it takes money to make money.  But the whats, whens, and whys don't always seem clear for new(ish) entrepreneurs. Where do you start? Download your FREE guide, “The 5 Most Important Investments to Make as a New Entrepreneur to Grow Your 6-Figure Empire” today and start making smart money moves for your business right away. www.flourishmarketing.co/invest  
      
    Podcast Instagram: The Flourishing Entrepreneur
    FM Website: Flourish Marketing | Strategy, Copywriting & Coaching
    Schedule a Discovery Call: 30-Minute Discovery Call - ALEYA HARRIS





    Guest’s Bio:
     
    Meet Jenny Maenpaa, LCSW, EdM, Practice Founder & CEO: 
     
    What makes Jenny come alive is seeing women realize the unlimited potential within them. When women can take care of themselves personally, their light shines through, and the best version of them shows up professionally. And that version is a badass who stands tall, knows her worth, and lights up the world.
     
    As a therapist, Jenny specializes in combining CBT and psychodynamic therapy to help stressed-out, overachieving women overcome impostor syndrome and dissatisfaction.  As a result of working with Jenny, women go from just chasing the brass ring to achieving sustainable happiness in every aspect of their lives.
     
    Where to find more of Jenny:
     
    Jenny’s Instagram Jenny Maenp

    • 49 min
    036 | Intentional Burnout + Burning Bright with Kevin Dennis

    036 | Intentional Burnout + Burning Bright with Kevin Dennis

    Do you play on the dark side? On the wild side? Do you live on the edge?
     
    If you're able to play with burnout and use it as a tool to intentionally move forward, it's like playing with the dark arts in order to build a business and life that you love. And on this podcast, we often talk about avoiding burnout altogether. 
     
    But in today’s episode, we have the opportunity to talk with a business veteran who has been around for over 33 years in business and he talks about intentionally using burnout to help move your business forward and recognizing how to navigate the ups and downs of change. 
     
    If you're interested in another perspective on burnout, and how to be able to have the resiliency that someone who's been in business for over 30 years has developed, then my friend, this episode is for you. Let's go!
     
    In this episode, you'll learn:
     
    About intentionally using burnout to help move your business forward How to navigate the ups and downs of change All about “Adversity” Intentional burnout Setting boundaries with yourself and your business The difference between intentional and unintentional burnout  
    Here's a peek inside the episode:
     
    [7:06] Mantra of the Day —  I am flexible.
     
    [7:41] Instead of being perfect, be growth-oriented and be flexible. be coachable. Be moldable.
     
    [11:26] 33 years in business
     
    [21:17] Mastery of your awareness of self
     
    [17:35] Burn bright
     
    [19:50] Difference between intentional and unintentional burnout
     
    [24:04] Intentional burnout
     
    [37:40] You got to take your lumps sometimes to sow
     
    [39:30] Journal prompt: How are you cultivating your relationships, based on your unique qualities?
     
    Connect with me!  
    Podcast Instagram: The Flourishing Entrepreneur
    FM Website: Flourish Marketing | Strategy, Copywriting & Coaching
    Schedule a Discovery Call: 30-Minute Discovery Call - ALEYA HARRIS




    Guest’s Bio:
     
    With over 30 years in the game, Kevin Dennis, CWIP (Certified Wedding Industry Professional) is no stranger to the wedding biz. 
     
    He entered the industry when he started Fantasy Sound Event Services right after high school — funny enough, his intentions were to become a legit DJ and meet girls. (No, really.) Whether he was successful is neither here nor there, but one thing that’s certain: Fantasy Sound was built to last. Today, his Livermore-based business has evolved into a renowned full-service lighting and entertainment company that serves the wedding & event market in California.
     
    Over the years, Kevin’s love for the industry would also evolve, inspiring him to become more involved in education, networking, and thought leadership to contribute to the future of the industry. He is a sought-after speaker in the national circuit and a regular contributor to B2B publications, including Catersource and Special Events, and has been featured in Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Travel Channel.
     
    Having served in multiple board positions for Silicon Valley NACE, as a trustee on the Foundation of NACE board, and as Director of National Marketing and International President of WIPA for two terms, Kevin has dedicated his career to the growth and development of the wedding pro community. He also founded the Tri-Valley Wedding Professionals networking group, which has grown to a membership of 700+ pros.
     
    Taking over WeddingIQ was just another step in Kevin’s effort to develop a hub of information and opportunities for wedding professionals across the industry, and his visionary way of thinking has a lot in store to bring education to the forefront.
     
    Where to find more of Kevin:
     
    Email: kevin@fantasysound.com
    Kevin’s Instagram: Kevin Dennis
    Kevin’s Website: Kevin Dennis

    • 45 min
    035 | Breathing Room + Being Worth the Wait with Angie Schultz

    035 | Breathing Room + Being Worth the Wait with Angie Schultz

    Having a tough day at work? Got a heavy workload on your shoulder and a full-packed schedule? This is the sign that you need to pause, slow down, and re-charge to become your best self again.
     
    In this week’s episode, we’re joined by Angie Schultz, a renowned copywriter and communication strategist, and the first class to become StoryBrand Certified. She first started as a copywriter in StoryBrand then later on became a Guide. She had spent hours learning to build a StoryBrand’s author, Donald miller, in person. She has helped hundreds of businesses and nonprofits since 2016.
     
    Angie Schultz will share not just about copywriting and business strategy, but also about boundaries, delegation, and how to prioritize your life and your business to allow for more breathing room.

    If you are feeling overwhelmed and not quite sure how to allow more breathing room in your life in a tangible, concrete way, this episode is for you.
     
    In this episode, you'll learn:
     
    How to set clear boundaries between business and personal life How saying lots of yeses helps you learn how to say no later Why (and how) to invest in yourself and in your business How to choose the right audience for your business You are worth the wait You are the captain of your own journey


    Here's a peek inside the episode:
     
    [11:12] Techniques or tools to avoid burnout
     
    [12:29] My time has been the biggest game changer
     
    [15:15] Pro tips that will help empire-builders 
     
    [21:31] If it's the right audience and the right project, they will wait.
     
    [26:12] Ways that you celebrate, protect, and manage your energy, especially during times and periods of growth.
     
    [33:47] Give yourself some room to breathe
     
    [35:57] Invest in feedback
     
    [40:32] Journal Prompt Question
     
    Looking for more recalibration strategies?  Make sure to download the FREE Recalibration Guide at www.flourishmarketing.co/recalibrate.
     
    Connect with me!
     
    Wise entrepreneurs know it takes money to make money.  But the whats, whens, and whys don't always seem clear for new(ish) entrepreneurs. Where do you start? Download your FREE guide, “The 5 Most Important Investments to Make as a New Entrepreneur to Grow Your 6-Figure Empire” today and start making smart money moves for your business right away. www.flourishmarketing.co/invest  
     
    Looking for more recalibration strategies?  Make sure to download the FREE Recalibration Guide at www.flourishmarketing.co/recalibrate.
     
    Podcast Instagram: The Flourishing Entrepreneur
    FM Website: Flourish Marketing | Strategy, Copywriting & Coaching
    Schedule a Discovery Call: 30-Minute Discovery Call - ALEYA HARRIS



    Guest’s Bio:
     
    Angie Schultz is  a renowned copywriter and communication strategist, and the first class to become StoryBrand Certified. She first started as a copywriter in StoryBrand then later on became a Guide. She had spent hours learning to build a StoryBrand’s author, Donald miller, in person. She has helped hundreds of businesses and nonprofits since 2016.



    Where to find more of Angie:
     
    Email: angie@angieschultz.com
    Angie’s LinkedIn: Angie Schultz
    Angie’s Facebook: Angie Schultz, StoryBrand Guide
    Angie’s Website: Angie Schultz | StoryBrand Certified Guide

    • 48 min
    034 | Legit Self Care + Real Talk with Renée Dalo

    034 | Legit Self Care + Real Talk with Renée Dalo

    I cannot wait to finally share this episode about self-care, especially with the big brain gems of our guest, Renée Dalo. 
     
    Renée was one of the Top 500 most influential event professionals in the US, as named by Bizbash. And she has also received a 20 On the Rise recognition from HoneyBook, Gusto, and Peerspace. But Renée isn’t just a high achiever, she is one of the most grounded, down-to-earth people you’ll meet. She tells it like it is and provides you with all of the real-world guidance you need to succeed and thrive in business and life. 
     
    Join us for a great episode as she shares three tangible tips for success:
    Starting before you are ready Knowing yourself Getting good at public speaking  
    She will also share some personal advice.
    Her daily rituals  How to set yourself up for success at the beginning of the day What it is like to work with a life coach Learning how to be more comfortable as a business owner Charging more money How to overcome imposter syndrome  
    Listen, and let us dive into the rawest complete version of ourselves.
     
    Here is a glance at today’s episode:        
     
    [0:10] Self-care transcends into how you take care of yourself as if you were your own precious, most prized possession. [6:34] Today's mantra is: I take great care of myself. [6:59] When you take great care of yourself, you then can take great care of others, but your primary responsibility is and will always be to yourself.   [14:55] Working with a life coach, and figuring out what I need to do. [22:16] Start before you're ready. [26:02] Outsourcing will help you. [27:11] Once you know yourself and you acknowledge some things about yourself, life gets a lot easier. [30:27] Get good at public speaking. [31:15] I feel like you're more competent on stage when you know yourself.  [38:50] Charge more money. [51:39] If you never did anything risky with your life, then you wouldn't have imposter syndrome.   
    If you are interested in getting more recalibrated so you can set yourself up for success, download the FREE Recalibration Guide at www.flourishmarketing.co/recalibrate.
     
    And connect with me!  
     
    Wise entrepreneurs know it takes money to make money.  But the whats, whens, and whys don't always seem clear for new(ish) entrepreneurs. Where do you start? Download your FREE guide, “The 5 Most Important Investments to Make as a New Entrepreneur to Grow Your 6-Figure Empire” today and start making smart money moves for your business right away. www.flourishmarketing.co/invest
     
    Podcast Instagram: The Flourishing Entrepreneur
    FM Website: Flourish Marketing | Strategy, Copywriting & Coaching
    Schedule a Discovery Call: 30-Minute Discovery Call - ALEYA HARRIS



    Guest’s Bio:
     
    Renée Dalo worked as a wedding and event designer, an instructor in the wedding business, a podcast host, and a public speaker. She has a fantastic podcast called Talk with Renée Dalo.
     
    And she is the developer of numerous popular courses for Wedding Professionals, including Wedding Management 101, an online certification course for wedding planners who want to uplevel their day of coordinating packages.
     
    Renée has also built numerous more courses and profitable pro bundles. She speaks on platforms such as the wedding MBA, alt summit, and other special events.
     



    Connect and learn more about her.
     
    Instagram: @reneedalo
    Podcast Instagram: @talkwithreneedalo
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/reneedalo

    • 58 min
    033 | Burnout Buddies + Adventures with Jo Caruana

    033 | Burnout Buddies + Adventures with Jo Caruana

    Every challenge has the potential to become your greatest adventure — all you need is the right mindset to keep looking for the good in everything, even the difficult things.
     
    Just enjoy it and have fun in the process! That's what this is all about — having fun and enjoying your journey, so that you can flourish in business and life. 
     
    In this week’s episode, we're joined by Jo Caruana, an empowering adventurer and the founder and CEO of the Finesse Group. The group's various arms work together to finesse every aspect of the client journey from PR, content, marketing, and communications to customer care, training, and business etiquette. Jo is also part of my crew, my clique, my squad. She's a StoryBrand certified guide. She's also a writer, editor, actress, and presenter. 
     
    Jo will also discuss how you can change your perspective in order to enjoy your own adventure. If you're trying to figure out how to start seeing things differently, defeat the burnout monster, and continue to enjoy your journey, let's get started!
     
    In this episode, you'll learn:
     
    What does it mean to go on an adventure? Burnout Techniques What is a Burnout Buddy? How to get an outside eye on your business — somebody that's going to help you to see things differently. What it means to “Mystery Shop” yourself How you can shift your perspective to enjoy your own adventure. Why complaining is an energy suck  
    That's what this is all about: having fun, enjoying your entrepreneurial journey, your personal journey, and your life journey, so you can flourish in business and life. If you want some more tips and tricks on how to do that. Make sure you download our free recalibration guide at www.flourishmarketing.co/recalibrate.  
     
    Here's a peek inside the episode:
     
    [1:53] What does it mean to you to go on an adventure?
     
    [3:34] Choosing to view life as an adventure allows you to see possibilities
     
    [04:12] Mantra of the Day — I love this adventure.
     
    [9:13]  Burnout is something that we come up against again and again.
     
    [9:50] I know when I am approaching a burnout.
     
    [12:19] Burnout Buddy
     
    [14:59] Get an outside eye on your business.
     
    [16:51] The way you communicate can make a massive difference to how that relationship is built.
     
    [18:31] You will not believe the opinions other people have about your business
     
    [21:03] Remember that I chose this business.
     
    [24:04] Stop complaining because you clearly chose it.
     
    [25:55] Enjoy the journey—just enjoy it because it is happening anyway.
     
    [27:49] Nobody's coming to save you.
     
    [35:42] Shift your perspective to enjoy your own adventure.



    Connect with me!  
     
    Wise entrepreneurs know it takes money to make money.  But the whats, whens, and whys don't always seem clear for new(ish) entrepreneurs. Where do you start? Download your FREE guide, “The 5 Most Important Investments to Make as a New Entrepreneur to Grow Your 6-Figure Empire” today and start making smart money moves for your business right away. www.flourishmarketing.co/invest
     
    Podcast Instagram: The Flourishing Entrepreneur
    FM Website: Flourish Marketing | Strategy, Copywriting & Coaching
    Schedule a Discovery Call: 30-Minute Discovery Call - ALEYA HARRIS



    Guest’s Bio:
     
    Jo Caruana is the founder and CEO of the Finesse Group. The Group's various arms work together to finesse every aspect of the client journey - from PR, content, marketing and communications, to customer care training and business etiquette. Jo is also a StoryBrand Certified Guide,  writer, editor, actress, and presenter.



    Where to find more of Jo:
     
    Email: jo@byfinessegroup.com
    Jo’s Instagram: Jo Caruana
    Finesse Group Instagram: Finesse Group
    Jo’s Website: Finesse Group

    • 45 min

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

NoraSheils ,

Sunshine + Rainbows!

Aleya is a ray of sunshine with so much great content! Love her range of guests and authentic conversations.

juliabpearson ,

Living more fully

I love that Aleya encourages a more full embodiment in both our personal lives and in our businesses. The deeper I get into business the more I’m realizing that I have to invest in both. So grateful!

LC_FW ,

Transformative

This podcast will genuinely change your life. Aleya is pure magic. Tune in - and tune into yourself.

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