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The Shine to FIVE™ Method was designed by Side Business Coach - Christen N. James (CJ) to give women-identified professionals the tools to SHINE in their OWN Businesses and confidently go from Employee to Entrepreneur. CJ will provide simple tips, actionable strategies, personal stories and also feature guest experts to help you break free of your Employee Mindset. To learn more about, or connect with, CJ visit www.christennjames.com or follow her on all social media platforms: @christennjames. Be sure to follow and share with ALL womxn who need to be/feel inspired and also heal in their entrepreneurial journey!

The Shine to FIVE™ Method for Side Hustlers Christen N. James

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

The Shine to FIVE™ Method was designed by Side Business Coach - Christen N. James (CJ) to give women-identified professionals the tools to SHINE in their OWN Businesses and confidently go from Employee to Entrepreneur. CJ will provide simple tips, actionable strategies, personal stories and also feature guest experts to help you break free of your Employee Mindset. To learn more about, or connect with, CJ visit www.christennjames.com or follow her on all social media platforms: @christennjames. Be sure to follow and share with ALL womxn who need to be/feel inspired and also heal in their entrepreneurial journey!

    5 tips to help you show up as your TRUE self in your side-biz.

    5 tips to help you show up as your TRUE self in your side-biz.

    "To really show up as the YOU that you want everyone to know, like and trust, it's important to align your Values with your side-biz goals". - CJ.

    The success of your biz really relies on that Alignment because you are your secret sauce.

    In this episode of The Shine to FIVE™ Method for Side Hustlers, we're talking about evaluating your side-biz goals before September hits and life goes "back to normal". Thinking about the things in your professional and personal life that you want people to know about you. Are your goals aligned with who you really are?

    Here's what's covered:
    - How to identify your Core Values.
    - How to ensure you and your clients are "speaking the same language".
    - How to truly define YOUR success on YOUR terms.

    Links:

    Are you TIRED of putting your side-biz on hold because of your 9to5? It's time to make some MOVES with The Shine to FIVE™ Movement! Find out more and join the waitlist here to be the first to know when doors open up again!

    Have you been thinking about leaving your 9to5 but keeping dealing with guilt and feeling stuck? Join our mailing list here (we never EVER get spammy) to get tips to Break FREE of your Employee Mindset.

    CJ is always just a click away  if you'd like to chat privately (for only 15 mins) about the next steps in your journey from employee to ENTREPRENEUR. If it feels like a fit for what you need, you can ask about the 3D Exit Strategy™; it sets you up with a detailed action plan to help you grow your side-biz AND shift your Employee Mindset, so you can confidently leave your 9to5 within your desired timeframe!

    Be sure to let CJ know how you're doing in a DM when you find her on Instagram! Remember to ask about the special gift mentioned during the episode!

    Have a Sparkling Day!

    • 14 min
    A positive spin on... Procrastination?

    A positive spin on... Procrastination?

    I know I may sound like I’m contradicting myself here BIG TIME, but there are 2 sides to everything and that includes procrastination.

    Which kind of pro are you? Are you a PROcrastinator or is this a part of your PROcessor?

    In this episode of The Shine to FIVE™ Method for Side Hustlers, I challenge the status quo when it comes to people's perception of Procrastination. There is actually a chance that you may not actually be procrastinating based on the actual definition! But of course, this is within reason. Don't you DARE go saying that CJ told you it's okay to procrastinate now!

    Here's what's covered:

    - Identify why people make excuses.
    - How to find the "right time" as an Over-thinker.
    - How to identify if you're actually a PROcessor.

    Links:

    Are you TIRED of putting your side-biz on hold because of your 9to5? It's time to make some MOVES with The Shine to FIVE™ Movement! Find out more and join the waitlist here to be the first to know when doors open up again!

    Have you been thinking about leaving your 9to5 but keeping dealing with guilt and feeling stuck? Join our mailing list here (we never EVER get spammy) to get tips to Break FREE of your Employee Mindset.

    CJ is always just a click away  if you'd like to chat privately (for only 15 mins) about the next steps in your journey from employee to ENTREPRENEUR. If it feels like a fit for what you need, you can ask about the 3D Exit Strategy™; it sets you up with a detailed action plan to help you grow your side-biz AND shift your Employee Mindset, so you can confidently leave your 9to5 within your desired timeframe!

    Be sure to let CJ know how you're doing in a DM when you find her on Instagram!

    Have a Sparkling Day!

    • 16 min
    How to Use The Ripple Effect System to Grow Your Online Business with Dallas Travers.

    How to Use The Ripple Effect System to Grow Your Online Business with Dallas Travers.

    “There’s so much hype about the overnight success and ‘go big or go home’... I think that the slow burn does not get the credit that it deserves.”
    - Dallas Travers


    If you’re still waiting for everything to fall into place perfectly so that you can become an overnight success, I’m going to need you to stop what you’re doing and hit play on this episode! This week, I’m sitting down with business coach, author, and podcast host Dallas Travers to talk about how to use The Ripple Effect System to grow your online business with more ease.


    You may already know Dallas as the host of the Coaches on a Mission podcast (I was a guest on a recent episode!) or have read her award-winning book, The Tao of Show Business.


    Dallas’s Ripple Effect System breaks down the process of growing your business into layers and teaches you how to build the smart habits that will help you create traction, get more done, and build a successful business WITHOUT getting stuck!


    Listen now to learn how you can attract more clients (without fancy branding), get good at selling (without even selling), and create list-growing collaborations.


    We talk about everything from: 
    The habits that you can pick up TODAY to help you achieve more over the next year What you need to do BEFORE you narrow in on your niche (this may surprise you!) Why you need to toss out the myth of the overnight success — and how that myth keeps side biz owners stuck in their 9to5 for longer than they need to be!  

    Highlights:‌ ‌
    00:54  Intro
    01:22  Meet Dallas Travers
    03:20  The Overnight Success
    05:00  Habits & traction
    05:56  Don’t fall for the ads!
    07:26  Consistent outreach & selling
    08:51  BEFORE you niche down
    10:43  Spark interviews & referrals
    12:54  Lead magnet swaps
    17:29  DM your followers
    20:03  Slow and steady burn!
    21:20  Recap
    23:14  3x launch strategy
    26:06  What’s next & final takeaway


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    About Guest: Dallas Travers help values-driven coaches build a business they’re truly proud of. She is the founder of the Thriving Artist Circle, the author of the award-winning book, The Tao of Show Business, and hosts the Coaches on a Mission podcast.



    Links:
    Dallas Travers
    https://dallastravers.com 
    https://www.facebook.com/DallasTraversFans 
    https://www.amazon.ca/Dallas-Travers/e/B002SVHGI8%3F 
    Instagram: @dallastraversbizmentor 


    The Shine to FIVE Movement™
    https://www.christennjames.com/the-shine-to-five-movement   
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    Have you been thinking about taking the leap from your 9to5 for 2022? Join our mailing list (we never EVER get spammy) and get a FREE Transition Checklist when you click here.


    CJ is always just a click away if you'd like to chat privately (for only 15 mins) about the next steps in your journey from employee to ENTREPRENEUR. You can ask about the Take the Leap Program which is the trusted method for busy corporate womxn with growing side hustles to Confidently leave their full time jobs so they can be their own Boss.
    Have a Sparkling Day!

    • 29 min
    In My Business: I had to do the hardest thing ever…SURRENDER.

    In My Business: I had to do the hardest thing ever…SURRENDER.

    “Sometimes, when you just let go of the wheel and you trust the process, it is AMAZING the things that will fall into place… whether it’s clients, other opportunities, collaborations, whatever it is.”
    - CJ


    In this episode, I reveal one of the most difficult things I’ve EVER had to do (or at least one of the Top Five most difficult). 


    And I promise that is NOT just me being dramatic!


    One of the most challenging things I’ve ever had to do… is to let go and surrender. To pause, reflect, evaluate, and pray — and have faith and trust that the process is going to do right by me. Now, I know that many of us don’t have the strongest relationship with Trust but, like any relationship, you CAN work on it and build it up to a whole new level.


    Trusting the process really means trusting YOURSELF, trusting that you are doing the very best that you can. After all, why would you do anything less for your business?


    I KNOW that you’re out there being too hard on yourself and piling on the pressure. It’s time for you to hit pause on your struggles and hit play on this episode, because when you surrender and start trusting yourself, OPPORTUNITIES will find YOU!


    In this episode of The Shine to FIVE™ Method with CJ, you’ll discover: 
    How shifting your mindset will help your best customers and opportunities find YOU, instead of the other way around! How healing the relationship with your inner child will actually help you become a stronger business owner What happens to us when we put too much constant pressure on ourselves — and why letting go is more productive than hustling

    Highlights:‌ ‌
    00:56  Intro
    01:51  Surrender 
    02:51  My relationship with trust
    03:44  How I deal with detours
    04:26  Pressuring ourselves
    05:09  Say NO to hustle & YES to the Universe
    06:56  Surrendering IS NOT doing nothing
    08:47  Trust yourself!
    12:30  Outro


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    Links:


    The Shine to FIVE Movement™
    https://www.christennjames.com/the-shine-to-five-movement   
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    Have you been thinking about taking the leap from your 9to5 for 2022? Join our mailing list (we never EVER get spammy) and get a FREE Transition Checklist when you click here.


    CJ is always just a click away if you'd like to chat privately (for only 15 mins) about the next steps in your journey from employee to ENTREPRENEUR. You can ask about the Take the Leap Program which is the trusted method for busy corporate womxn with growing side hustles to Confidently leave their full time jobs so they can be their own Boss.


    Have a Sparkling Day!

    • 13 min
    Times are tough, but you’re tougher (4 questions to ask when your biz slows down).

    Times are tough, but you’re tougher (4 questions to ask when your biz slows down).

    “The decline you may be experiencing right now in your business has nothing to do with your skillset… it’s not that people don’t see the value in what you offer.”
    - CJ


    Times are tough… but you are tougher! 2022 has brought us new levels of inflation and some very difficult decisions to make. But even as business may be slowing at this time, you have to power to make changes, pivot, or push your way through the tough times. You are RESILIENT — after all, you made it through 2020.


    The changes in the economy may have led you to lose some clients (I’ll be honest here, this has happened to me too) and you may be starting to feel discouraged. But the state of the economy doesn’t reflect your worth. Your skillset is every bit as valuable as it was before, you just need to take a step back, reevaluate, and make some shifts to the way you run your business.


    In this episode, I share not only the four questions you NEED to ask yourself whenever your business begins to slow down, but I share my OWN struggles with the challenges of 2022.


    In this episode of The Shine to FIVE™ Method with CJ, you’ll discover: 
    How to figure out whether you’ve placed yourself and your side-biz in a box — and how to get back out of itWhat you need to work out in order to pivot in a way that keeps your side-biz RELEVANT How to expand your business and create new revenue streams during slow periods 

    Highlights:‌ ‌
    00:55  Intro
    02:43  Inflation & the impact
    03:59  Economy, entrepreneurship & risks
    05:19  Are you wearing blinders?
    06:25  How will you pivot?
    08:07  What skills can you tap into?
    09:24  How badly do you want it?


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    Links:


    The Shine to FIVE Movement™
    https://www.christennjames.com/the-shine-to-five-movement   
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    Have you been thinking about taking the leap from your 9to5 for 2022? Join our mailing list (we never EVER get spammy) and get a FREE Transition Checklist when you click here.


    CJ is always just a click away if you'd like to chat privately (for only 15 mins) about the next steps in your journey from employee to ENTREPRENEUR. You can ask about the Take the Leap Program which is the trusted method for busy corporate womxn with growing side hustles to Confidently leave their full time jobs so they can be their own Boss.


    Have a Sparkling Day!

    • 12 min
    3 important things to keep in mind when setting Boundaries.

    3 important things to keep in mind when setting Boundaries.

    “Boundaries are limitations… and if you don’t limit certain people, and the access they have to you, then lines get blurred and it makes those relationships very difficult.”
    - CJ


    This is a very important episode about a topic that every entrepreneur ( and every woman) needs to master. That’s right, we need to talk about BOUNDARIES. Even though boundaries are incredibly important, we often struggle with setting them up and MAINTAINING them. Boundaries can come with a lot of guilt, especially for women!


    But as an entrepreneur or someone with a side biz, it is ESSENTIAL that you communicate them… and remain firm.


    What does it look like when you’re running a business without boundaries? It looks like clients calling you up at 9 pm. It looks like customers with demands that make no sense and leave you scrambling to keep them happy. It’s a whole lot of unnecessary stress that you wouldn’t be dealing with — if only you set boundaries and stuck by them!


    In this episode, I share three important things to keep in mind when setting your boundaries. And remember, the harder a boundary is to set, the more necessary it is!


    In this episode of The Shine to FIVE™ Method with CJ, you’ll discover: 
    How to determine the Who & Why of your boundary — and what it will do to improve or protect your wellbeingHow necessary boundaries will actually benefit BOTH sides (yes, including the person being limited!)Examples of ways to communicate and enforce biz boundaries with customers and clients 

    Highlights:‌ ‌
    00:56  Intro
    01:48  Definition of “boundary”
    02:51  Who & Why
    04:35  Assessing your boundaries
    06:29  Where to start with boundaries
    07:55  Boundary & communication examples
    12:50  Outro


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    Links:
    The Shine to FIVE Movement™
    https://www.christennjames.com/the-shine-to-five-movement   
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    Have you been thinking about taking the leap from your 9to5 for 2022? Join our mailing list (we never EVER get spammy) and get a FREE Transition Checklist when you click here.


    CJ is always just a click away if you'd like to chat privately (for only 15 mins) about the next steps in your journey from employee to ENTREPRENEUR. You can ask about the Take the Leap Program which is the trusted method for busy corporate womxn with growing side hustles to Confidently leave their full time jobs so they can be their own Boss.


    Have a Sparkling Day!

    • 13 min

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michpeace07 ,

Fantastic podcast!

I absolutely loved your podcast about setting boundaries. You gave some very practical tips on how to start implementing them today not only in our personal lives but also in our businesses and careers. Thank you!

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