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The Scale to Seven™ Podcast is your go-to resource for learning, growing, and scaling to 7-figures. Building a business that will generate millions requires the mindset, strategy, and action of a future 7-figure CEO… starting now. You’ll hear from Kathryn Binkley, business coach and integrator for future 7-figure CEOs who have decided their success isn’t just possible- it’s inevitable. Learn more at kathrynbinkley.com

Scale to Seven™ Kathryn Binkley

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The Scale to Seven™ Podcast is your go-to resource for learning, growing, and scaling to 7-figures. Building a business that will generate millions requires the mindset, strategy, and action of a future 7-figure CEO… starting now. You’ll hear from Kathryn Binkley, business coach and integrator for future 7-figure CEOs who have decided their success isn’t just possible- it’s inevitable. Learn more at kathrynbinkley.com

    Episode 61: Launch Hangover

    Episode 61: Launch Hangover

    "Launch Hangovers" sometimes feels like an indescribable high followed by an intense crash... after a launch! In this episode of the Scale to Seven™ podcast, I share the two types of launch hangovers.
    My clients who recently had a wildly successful launch caught me by surprise by using the phrase "launch hangover". If launching isn't new to you, you might be able to spill a few post-launch horror stories of your own. I was a bit triggered by this phrase, until I realized there are actually two very different kinds of launch hangovers:
    1. The first type is the launch hangover I thought of first. It reminds of a college girl during finals week who had little sleep, wore the same clothes everyday and chugged energy drinks to make it through the week. She was all on her own because it was all up to her to pass her exams. Then one day, she wakes up with puke in her hair after partying too hard.
    Does this kind of launch sound familiar to you? It's the kind where you hustle to do too many tasks the day of, stay up until wee hours of the morning and get up early to do it all over again, face tech troubles and forget things. By the end of the launch, you don't care how much you sold because you just want it over.
    2. To me, the second type of launch hangover is like the morning after my wedding. I remember feeling like I was on cloud 9. I was exhausted, but in a different way. I planned all the details of my wedding well in advance and I hired people to execute the day of. I just showed up to do what only I needed to do- I walked down the aisle, said "I do", danced, and stayed up late to celebrate it all.
    This is the kind of launch hangover that I want you to have! As an integrator, I work in advance to streamline launches- systematizing, automating and delegating- so that my clients can enjoy the launch. This requires planning, assigning tasks, writing and scheduling launch content, setting clear roles for each team member, and prepping everything in advance so that there's time to test before the cart opens.
    A launch should look like this: staying up late but only so you could countdown and celebrate the launch numbers, taking note of - but not feeling crushed by the things that can be improved, and feeling exhausted from showing up fully and with wide-open energy and from giving your launch everything you've got!
    My clients made over 6-figures in 5 days. The team celebrated every single milestone during the launch. We were literally counting down to our goal and watching as we blew passed it. This is the what-a-launch-should-feel-like kind of a hangover!
    "Do yourself a favor and prep for your launch ahead of time, so you can focus on showing up, going all out and celebrating during." - Kathryn Binkley #scaletoseven
    Cheers in advance to your next successful launch! See you next week!
    Let’s Connect See all that Kathryn has to offer at kathrynbinkley.com Join the Future 7-Figures CEOs Facebook Group and continue the conversation! Connect more with Kathryn on Facebook and Instagram! Register for the FREE masterclass: 7-Figure System™ Listen + Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher!  We’d greatly appreciate a podcast rating and review so we can reach more entrepreneurs like you!
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    • 7 min
    Episode 60: Create Your Future Org Chart (and start using it today)

    Episode 60: Create Your Future Org Chart (and start using it today)

    Org charts matter more than you think. Whether you're the only person in your business or you've hired several contractors or team members, you NEED an org chart. In this episode, I talk about why you need one and how you can create a future org chart that you can start using today!
    Here are the 3 reasons why you need an org chart for your business:
    1. Creating an org chart provides tremendous clarity around how your business is structured and therefore, how your work, projects, files and more should be organized. 2. An org chart assigns clear accountability in your business. It lets you know who is responsible for each and every result, project, task, and ultimately, the management of all of the people along the way. 3. An org chart points out inefficiencies. Do you already have an org chart? I'll help you create yours today! I share with you a common structure that I implement with my clients.
    It would be really helpful to listen to last week's episode where I discuss in detail the four types of people you need to scale to 7-figures.
    Your org chart will start with the Visionary, who is typically the founder and CEO, at the top. Below the Visionary is the Integrator or COO who manages the day-to-day and reports directly to the Visionary.
    Under the Integrator, I recommend starting with these three departments, all of which will have a director role that serves as a strategist and manager for the department:
    1. Growth This includes marketing and sales. It is responsible for growth in both reach of your prospective clients and revenue.
    2. Operations This handles all necessary functions for running the day-to-day of the business, as well as, efficiency and quality control. It supports both growth and fulfillment initiatives.
    3. Fulfillment or Client/Customer Success This involves delivering the promise made to your clients/customers. Under this department is where all of your services, programs and products are managed and fulfilled. It is responsible for customer experience and retention.
    Under each department, list the specific roles for the tacticians in your business. They are the team members who handle specific roles or tasks under each department. When doing this, DO NOT think about the people already on your team or list their names, but instead map out the org chart purely based on roles.
    Don't structure your business around your team, align your team members to the structure that your business needs. As a Visionary, you may be serving in multiple roles in your business because you haven't yet hired someone in those roles. By defining your org chart based on roles and not team members, you're able to see where the gaps are.
    "Map out your org chart to reflect the team that you need to get to 7-figures, not the team that you have now. One team member at a time, scale your business to 7-figures!" - Kathryn Binkley #scaletoseven
    Let’s Connect See all that Kathryn has to offer at kathrynbinkley.com Join the Future 7-Figures CEOs Facebook Group and continue the conversation! Connect more with Kathryn on Facebook and Instagram! Register for the FREE masterclass: 7-Figure System™ Listen + Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher!  We’d greatly appreciate a podcast rating and review so we can reach more entrepreneurs like you!
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    • 7 min
    Episode 59: The Four Types of People Your Business Needs to Scale to 7-Figures

    Episode 59: The Four Types of People Your Business Needs to Scale to 7-Figures

    Building the right team is an important factor in scaling. In this episode of the Scale to Seven™ podcast, I share with you the four types of people you need on your team in order to successfully scale your business.
    1. Visionary This refers to the CEO or founder of the business. The Visionary is a high level, conceptual thinker who sees what is possible. They are the creative spark in the company!
    More emotionally driven, the Visionary is responsible for casting vision, communicating values and shaping the culture of the business. Building external relationships and learning about their industry are also part of their roles. The Visionary thinks and rethinks what's possible when expanding the business.
    If you are an entrepreneur, the Visionary is YOUR role and this is a FULL TIME role. You have to let go of other roles and hire people who are better suited for those roles.
    2. Integrator The Integrator makes it happen. They are the right hand of the Visionary and serve as the COO. Usually behind the scenes, they run the day to day of the business. The Integrator is responsible for growing the business, holding everything together and making sure everyone is held accountable.
    They are more focused internally by creating clarity and building consistency in order to drive results. As opposed to the Visionary, the Integrator is more logically driven and creates efficiencies, processes and systems. Since the Visionary sparks a lot of ideas which may create chaos in the business, the Integrator serves as a filter by helping prioritize, removing obstacles and resolving issues.
    3. Strategist You need a Strategist for each major function or department (or even within each of the function or department) in your business. They are responsible for planning, managing and measuring results. They're not best suited to carry out the detailed tasks, that's why you need the fourth type in your business.
    4. Tacticians They are the ones who execute. They are told what needs to be done and they get things done. Tacticians are hard workers who carry out and complete tasks specific to their roles.
    Do you have all four types in your business? Right now, you may be serving in all roles in your business and you might think that you are supposed to be great at all of them, but your business needs you in the CEO role. Hiring a team is not an overnight process, but you can start by making a commitment to take steps in the right direction today!
    "Until you let go of everything outside the Visionary role, you are absolutely holding your business back from what is truly possible." - Kathryn Binkley #scaletoseven
    Tune in the next episode to learn how to create your future org chart. See you next week!
    Let’s Connect See all that Kathryn has to offer at kathrynbinkley.com Join the Future 7-Figures CEOs Facebook Group and continue the conversation! Connect more with Kathryn on Facebook and Instagram! Register for the FREE masterclass: 7-Figure System™ Listen + Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher!  We’d greatly appreciate a podcast rating and review so we can reach more entrepreneurs like you!
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    • 9 min
    Episode 58: Two Phases of Scaling

    Episode 58: Two Phases of Scaling

    In business, "scaling" is a word that's thrown around a lot! But did you know that this word has two very different meanings?
    The first definition of scaling is "to climb up and over to reach a certain height". This is like when you do something for the first time, or you figure out what works in order to reach your first 6-figures. You're literally climbing one step at a time- testing different grips and footholds, and trying not to look back or look down. Your journey to 6-figures involves trying different strategies, offers, niches, messaging and more to see what works.
    This is the DIY phase of scaling. You may not realize that you're adding too much to your plate and it's weighing you down. In this phase you are likely hustling to make progress.

    The second definition of scaling is "to increase in proportional dimension" or doing more of what already works and creating repeatable results. This phase is what will get you to 7-figures.
    Scaling to 7-figures is what I help my clients with, using the STAR Method:
    1. Systems - Creating and documenting systems that work and can be repeated over and over.
    2. Team - Entrusting others to run various aspects of your business.
    3. Automation - Getting the right tools in place that save you and your team time.
    4. Recurring Revenue - Building the safety net of ongoing revenue that you can rely on.
    It's important to know what stage you are in because, using scaling strategies that don't match where you are will keep you stuck. Think of the first phase as "addition" while the second phase as "multiplication". Remember that during the first phase, you're still trying to figure out what works. If you use the second phase strategies here, it's like multiplying by zero, hence, you'll get zero results! One of the common mistakes of entrepreneurs is implementing advanced strategies too soon in their business.
    Once you're ready to implement the second phase, you can start multiplying but not by using the first phase strategies. It'll be like constantly adding zeros and hoping to see growth in your business. If you continue to hustle, you're going to burnout because it's not getting you where you want to go.
    "You need to know where you are in your business, and make sure that you're implementing the strategies that match the stage of scaling that you're in." -Kathryn Binkley #scaletoseven
    If you are a 6-figure business owner and you're ready to shift to Phase 2 and experience exponential growth, sign up to my FREE workshop where I teach 6 Steps to Get to 7-Figures and break down the 7 Elements of My 7-Figure System here. See you there!
    Let’s Connect See all that Kathryn has to offer at kathrynbinkley.com Join the Future 7-Figures CEOs Facebook Group and continue the conversation! Connect more with Kathryn on Facebook and Instagram! Register for the FREE masterclass: 7-Figure System™ Listen + Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher!  We’d greatly appreciate a podcast rating and review so we can reach more entrepreneurs like you!
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    • 13 min
    Episode 57: What Got You Here Won't Get You To Seven Figures

    Episode 57: What Got You Here Won't Get You To Seven Figures

    I'm back after a long break with a brand new episode of the Scale to Seven™ podcast! You might have noticed that my brand has a fresh look. For the past couple of months, I have been busy behind-the-scenes working on my rebranding and it was so hard to wait to share it, but finally, here we are!
    My old brand served my business well, from the very beginning... since 2014! During those years, I have grown personally and professionally eventually my business had outgrown my brand. I know that what got me here is not going to get me to where I want to go. And the same is true for you. Some changes will be required for you to step into your role as a 7-figure CEO.
    But before we dive into those changes, let's explore what got you here, wherever here is for you. I'm sure you hustled to learn and do a lot of things yourself. You've likely come a long way with your mindset as you've faced many limiting beliefs early in your business. Once you've reached 6-figures, it's natural to think that you should continue what you're doing because it's working.
    But let's be real, it's not sustainable for you to keep hustling in order to get to 7-figures. Sure, you needed to take those steps to learn the lessons required to move forward in your business. These lessons helped you see more clearly where you want to be, helped you see that you are good enough, taught you that you always have a choice and that you are responsible for your success. Yes, you needed to go through everything you've gone through.. but now, it's time to scale to seven™!
    Here are 6 things that are required if you want to become a 7-figure CEO:
    1. You need to know what your VISION is. Every 7-figure CEO is not the same, and neither are their visions. Each and every one differs on how they run their business and lead their life. You need to be very clear and very specific on your vision.
    2. Step into your role as a leader. There will come a point in your business when you to need to build and cultivate a team, and it may come far sooner than you imagine. You'll need to delegate and lead a team while still taking responsibility for your business.
    3. View and treat your business as a company. This is a massive shift that'll make you show up differently in your business. This'll give you a sense of your company being long-term and having more impact.
    4. Focus on only what it will take to get you where you want to go. As a visionary in your business, you'll think of a million new ideas everyday and you'll want to implement fast. An integrator will help you filter through your big ideas and move forward with the ones that align with your business goals.
    5. Create a business that runs without you. It may sound scary for your business to run without you, but imagine if you could take a couple of weeks off without worrying that your business is going to fall apart? This means putting systems and a team in place, and building a truly self-sustaining, scaleable business that lets you focus on the big picture instead of the day-to-day of your business.
    6. Make decisions like a 7-figure CEO would. Start acting like you're already a 7-figure CEO! Always ask yourself what a 7-figure CEO would do? This will bring clarity on what you should be thinking about and doing in your business.
    "Your business today - the team, the structure, the systems - they are all designed to give you the results you are getting right now. If you want different results, you can't keep thinking and doing the same things that got you here. What would the 7-figure CEO inside of you think and do differently?" - Kathryn Binkley
    Stay tuned every week as we continue our discussion on how you can scale to seven™!
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    • 15 min
    Episode 56: Honoring Your Emotions with Rachel Freemon Sowers

    Episode 56: Honoring Your Emotions with Rachel Freemon Sowers

    It's easy to assume that business is cutthroat and there's no room for feelings. In fact, many people in the business world try to suppress and limit their emotions in an attempt to survive the pressures.
    In this episode, Rachel Freemon Sowers sheds light on how you can leverage your feelings in your business in order to create more connection to yourself and others, and begin to honor your emotions.
    Episode Summary: Rachel tells about being an "emotions strategist" and helping people in business leverage their emotions to propel forward and have the life they want. Know the line between therapy and coaching, and discover why bridging the gap between your past and your present can lead to healing and moving forward. Rachel and I talks about looking within ourselves and identifying and accepting our "light and dark sides" to prevent self-doubt, frustration and overwhelm. I talk about my personal take on labeling our emotions as "good" or "bad" and on judging and suppressing our feelings. Rachel shares Powerful by Design: The Collective where driven people work through their difficulties when they're having them and consistently take action with fierce confidence to get the result they want. "Who you are is not what you do. It is separate." - Rachel Freemon Sowers #scaletoseven
    "I don't know how the growth will come but I know it will come. My only job is to be ready for it and to be open emotionally and mentally to receive what I know can make a huge impact." - Rachel Freemon Sowers #scaletoseven
    About The Guest: Rachel is a psychotherapist turned business strategist, dynamic speaker, truth teller, and entrepreneur. She is a trusted guide to intelligent, ambitious, and soulful professionals and online entrepreneurs who are looking to a make a massive impact in the world. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, a Masters in Counseling Psychology and specialized PhD education in Mind Body Medicine and Integrative Mental Health. Over the last 18 years, Rachel has honed her craft and developed a highly impactful streamlined process that allows professionals and online entrepreneurs to remove the emotional and strategic barriers that are holding them back from having the business and life they desire.
    Where to Find Rachel Online Website Facebook Instagram Powerful by Design: The Collective Let’s Connect See all that Kathryn has to offer at kathrynbinkley.com Join the Future 7-Figures CEOs Facebook Group and continue the conversation! Connect more with Kathryn on Facebook and Instagram! Register for the FREE masterclass: 7-Figure System™ Listen + Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher!  We’d greatly appreciate a podcast rating and review so we can reach more entrepreneurs like you!
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    • 41 min

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