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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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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!

    Whether you believe digital marketing works or not, you're right with Lindsay Sims.

    Whether you believe digital marketing works or not, you're right with Lindsay Sims.

    "We really have to believe that these things are possible if you truly want them to work". -Lindsay Sims.

    You have to become detached from the outcome in order to reap the rewards of your behaviour. You can't strive and strain or stress over what you want because instead of pulling it towards you, you're going to push it away.

    My guest in this episode for Side Hustlers is Lindsay Sims! You'll hear:
    - How to gain authority for your website by borrowing authority on other platforms.
    - How to better measure your success beyond just looking at your sales.
    - How to market to people based on their Mindset.

    Lindsay Sims is an entrepreneur, educator, and coach with a knack for reducing entrepreneurial noise and increasing the digital literacy of small business owners. Her leveraged years of experience (including a Ph.D. and her work as a Grow With Google Digital Coach) led her to develop a unique marketing program for small businesses. Now, she focuses her efforts as the Founder and CEO of 30 Day Funnels providing small business owners of diverse backgrounds with no-gimmick, no-fad strategies to leverage their digital marketing so they can step away from overwhelming and get back to what they actually love.

    Links:
    Website http://WWW.30DAYFUNNELS.COM
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsaylsims/
    Instagram @lindsaylsims

    ALSO!
    Have you been thinking about leaving your 9to5 but keeping dealing with guilt and feeling stuck? Grab this freebie when you join my mailing list here (we never EVER get spammy) to get tips to break FREE of your Employee Mindset.

    I am 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 me know how you're doing in a DM! Find me on Instagram!
    Have

    • 32 min
    In My Business: My 5 secrets that help me - a HUGE Introvert - show up for my Business.

    In My Business: My 5 secrets that help me - a HUGE Introvert - show up for my Business.

    "Be yourself! Share your awkwardness because that's what people want to know about you and it will probably become a crucial part of your Business anyway." - CJ

    I know that some might be thinking: “WAIT.… CJ? AN INTROVERT?” YES, I am - big time. Some words used to describe me have been outgoing, engaging, relatable, approachable, etc etc. Yes I can get up on stage and speak to an audience and even make them laugh and all that jazz… but HONEY let me tell you how I have to coach myself before I show up anywhere.

    In this episode of The Shine to FIVE™ Method for Side Hustlers, you'll hear 5 of my secrets of being able to show up as an introverted Entrepreneur including:
    - how I manage my emotions before they cripple me in a social or networking setting.
    - what I do to ensure I make authentic connections that will grow my network and awareness of my brand.
    - how I deal with those not-so-great parts of building relationships.

    Links:

    Have you been thinking about leaving your 9to5 but keeping dealing with guilt and feeling stuck? Grab this freebie when you join my mailing list here (we never EVER get spammy) to get tips to break FREE of your Employee Mindset.

    I am 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 me know how you're doing in a DM! Find me on Instagram!

    Have a Sparkling Day!

    • 22 min
    From Bustle to Boss: How to know when it's time to take a Leap of Faith from your 9to5 with T'Kehya Prentice-Cupid.

    From Bustle to Boss: How to know when it's time to take a Leap of Faith from your 9to5 with T'Kehya Prentice-Cupid.

    "You deserve to live a fulfilled life and if your environment isn't offering that to you right now, you deserve the opportunity to see the potential that you have to create magic in this world." -T'Kehya Prentice-Cupid

    This episode is another From Bustle to Boss Success Story with  T'Kehya Prentice-Cupid (also known as TK), you'll hear:
    -How reach the point of "I'm just going to do this" and then have the courage to follow through
    -How to overcome Imposter Syndrome and maintain momentum in growing business
    -The rewards that TK is reaping just by believing in herself and the vision for her business

    TK is a multicultural hairstylist based in Toronto, ON Canada, who specializes in colour and textured hair. She is also the founder of Textured Hair EDU, a virtual platform that aspires to build Canada's 1st Curly and Afro Hair Curriculum. Through her efforts, TK has been featured in media outlets like BlogTO, Global News, The Brandon Gonez Show, and others.
    TK first taught herself about textured hair 13 years ago, and has been a hair care professional for 6 years. She made the decision to create Textured Hair EDU, based on her own frustrations around the lack of adequate textured hair education in Canada. TK has dreams of a future where everyone (yes everyone) can walk into a salon and get serviced, no matter the hair type.

    Links:
    Stay connected with TK Here:
    http://www.instagram.com/texturedhairedu
    http://www.instagram.com/tkloveshair
    Social Website: eztree.me/alltextures
    AND REMEMBER!
    If you have been thinking about leaving your 9to5 but keeping dealing with guilt and feeling stuck, you can grab this freebie when you join my mailing list here (we never EVER get spammy) to get Tips to Break FREE of your Employee Mindset.
    I am 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 me know how you're doing in a DM! Find me 

    • 31 min
    Your biz grows when there's more ASKING, and less ASSUMING.

    Your biz grows when there's more ASKING, and less ASSUMING.

    "People don’t know what they don’t know simply put. It is unfair to assume that someone knows what you need when A - you haven’t asked and B - you aren’t even CLEAR on what you need." - CJ

    Here's what's covered:
    - The first thing that happens when you assume.
    - The best way to grow your biz through asking.
    - The #1 reason why people are waiting for you to ASK.

    Links:

    Have you been thinking about leaving your 9to5 but keeping dealing with guilt and feeling stuck? Grab this freebie when you join my mailing list here (we never EVER get spammy) to get Tips to break FREE of your Employee Mindset.

    I am 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 me know how you're doing in a DM! Find me on Instagram!

    Have a Sparkling Day!

    • 13 min
    5 things to consider BEFORE leaving your 9to5.

    5 things to consider BEFORE leaving your 9to5.

    September is the time when we start thinking about wrapping up the year, and you were probably saying to yourself at the beginning of 2022 that this was THE year that you would leave your 9to5.

    You're walking into your job like UGHHHH! I'M STILL HERE! You want to leave SO BADLY but have you gone through the laundry list of items that you need to take into consideration first? Oh, honey - it's LONG!

    I keep it simple though with this episode, and highlight FIVE THINGS. Here's what's covered:
    - An easy exercise to get started on the process.
    - How to gauge if your small biz is ready to take main stage.
    - How to determine if YOU are ready to make such a HUGE transition.

    Links:

    Have you been thinking about leaving your 9to5 but keeping dealing with guilt and feeling stuck? Grab this freebie when you join my mailing list here (we never EVER get spammy) to get Tips to break FREE of your Employee Mindset.

    I am 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 me know how you're doing in a DM! Find me on Instagram!

    Have a Sparkling Day!

    • 18 min
    Leveraging your Personal Brand to build your Business with Victoria Downes.

    Leveraging your Personal Brand to build your Business with Victoria Downes.

    "Whatever you're going through in this moment, I want to remind you that You are ENOUGH. Whatever you need to have your dreams come true, you have it in you". - Victoria Downes

    The implementation and execution are a huge part of what we need to do, but there's a pause that needs to happen between idea and execution, which is identify what you are trying to achieve and the plan.

    On today's episode with Victoria, you'll hear:
    - The pattern that small businesses fall into when they are trying to execute a strategy.
    - How to create the ingredients for your "secret sauce" when developing your personal brand.
    - The importance of repetition to deepen people's connection and understanding of your brand.

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    Victoria Downes is a Veteran Entrepreneur, Holistic Business Growth Strategist, Certified professional coach/consultant, and Founder of the Brand to Profits Academy, a Boston-based Business Development firm specializing in Business Strategy Coaching, Consulting, & Training Development.
    With a background in Marketing, Human Resources, and Project Management, Victoria leverages over 20 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience to help her clients grow their brands profitably with intention and strategy.
    She is also a mom and wife who has had to juggle the demands of motherhood while building her business in a world where women entrepreneurs are the fastest-growing demographic but key resources needed for entrepreneurship are unevenly distributed, which is why she is committed to helping other CEO-Moms gain the clarity, confidence, and tools to achieve business success so that they can enjoy the freedom of time and wealth with their families without overwhelm and burnout.
    Connect with Victoria on www.BrandtoProfits.com
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    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

    • 27 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!