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Get actionable strategies and killer marketing tips to grow your creative business inside The Strategy Hour podcast. Say goodbye to the “side-hustle” mindset and hello to getting paid (and paid well) to do what you love. Your hosts Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams from Think Creative Collective share all the ins and outs of their experience growing a successful 6-figure online business. You’ll hear from some pretty amazing entrepreneurs like David Siteman Garland of the Rise to the Top, Nathan Barry of ConvertKit, Natalie Franke of the Rising Tide Society, and Ankur Nagpal of Teachable. These in depth interviews go straight to the meat and potatoes (a.k.a. Actionable steps you can take away and use in your business today). Our episodes cover a wide range of topics, including growing an online audience, email automation, diversifying your products and offers, generating more sales online, social media, outsourcing, affiliate marketing, productivity, systems, and how to treat your passion like the real business it is. It’s time to become a total creative BOSS! Find show notes and resources at thestrategyhour.com.

The Strategy Hour Podcast: Online Business | Blogging | Productivity - with Think Creative Collective Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams - Business Strategist and Bloggers

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 262 Ratings

Get actionable strategies and killer marketing tips to grow your creative business inside The Strategy Hour podcast. Say goodbye to the “side-hustle” mindset and hello to getting paid (and paid well) to do what you love. Your hosts Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams from Think Creative Collective share all the ins and outs of their experience growing a successful 6-figure online business. You’ll hear from some pretty amazing entrepreneurs like David Siteman Garland of the Rise to the Top, Nathan Barry of ConvertKit, Natalie Franke of the Rising Tide Society, and Ankur Nagpal of Teachable. These in depth interviews go straight to the meat and potatoes (a.k.a. Actionable steps you can take away and use in your business today). Our episodes cover a wide range of topics, including growing an online audience, email automation, diversifying your products and offers, generating more sales online, social media, outsourcing, affiliate marketing, productivity, systems, and how to treat your passion like the real business it is. It’s time to become a total creative BOSS! Find show notes and resources at thestrategyhour.com.

    583: The 3 Biggest Time Wasters Holding Service Providers Back From Working Less Hours in Their Business

    583: The 3 Biggest Time Wasters Holding Service Providers Back From Working Less Hours in Their Business

    Time is our most valuable resource, because it is so limited, and yet is the thing that we see people giving away freely all the time. In today’s episode we’re going to talk about three giant time wasters that are really holding service providers back from working less in their business. It is possible to work less, and it is possible to make more by working less! Feeling frazzled and disconnected are such common experiences that people have started to think this is normal, so they keep doing it. We want you to know that this doesn’t have to be your reality. When we accepted that there are going to be different seasons and phases and iterations of our business, we were able to let go of the pressure of finding perfect solutions to our problems, and find peace in the fact that things are constantly evolving and that’s okay! 
    If you feel like you don’t have enough time, we’ve got a training course that is just for you. We’re going to teach you how to double your income by working less than 20 hours a week. This is something we’ve perfected, so we are speaking from experience, and trust us when we say this is something you don’t want to miss! Go to bossproject.com/incubator to sign up. 
    Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

    To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

    • 45 min
    582: The Single Mindset Shift You Need to Double Your Income in the Next 12 Months

    582: The Single Mindset Shift You Need to Double Your Income in the Next 12 Months

    Whenever we hit a big milestone in business it can make us nostalgic for the earlier days of our career when we were just starting out. It can make us reflect on the type of advice we would give a younger version of ourselves, even if it’s just little nudges about how to shift your mindset or attention. This summer Emylee celebrated the 10th anniversary of owning her own LLC! This type of milestone has made Emylee look back at her younger self and consider the type of advice she would give to a young, baby Emylee, especially when it comes to mindset shifts. Another major milestone this year is the sixth birthday of Boss Project being in business! All of this has caused us to reflect on the major mindset shifts that we have experienced in business and how they have helped us. 
    The cool thing about mindset shifts is that it’s not just for folks who are starting out. It can have a drastic impact on anyone at any stage of business. We often think that these changes matter more if you’re just starting out, but we’ve seen it make a huge difference to a range of folks who were feeling stuck in their business at one point or another. Whether they had the clients but were utterly short on time, and couldn’t imagine how they would manage to double their income, or they were making good money, but were also so miserable that they were on the brink of giving it all up. That is why today, we’re taking a look at the top mindset shifts that are necessary for you to double your income in the next 12 months. Because we believe explosive growth is possible for anyone willing to adapt and institute these changes. And so often it starts with a mindset shift that centers on self-belief because you have to believe in yourself first before you're willing to convince anyone else of what you're doing.
    Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

    To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

    • 35 min
    581: There are Opportunities Even in the "NOs" with Rachel Dorsey

    581: There are Opportunities Even in the "NOs" with Rachel Dorsey

    We want to help you all to make room in your life for great connections and perfect alignment! If you need to be empowered and equipped to say no more frequently both professionally and personally, today’s episode is for you! We can’t wait to give you some actionable strategies and real life tips on how to create more opportunities to say yes to better things.
    Today’s guest, Rachel Dorsey, owner of RAD Virtual Support, works in management and support roles for small business owners all the way up to multi million dollar digital enterprises to help working professionals to maintain work life balance that actually works. 
    During today’s episode, we discuss how people pleasers are often hesitant to say no because they actually want to say yes, but are often physically incapable of adding a yes to the list. You’ll hear why Rachel considers agreeing to too much to be a mindset issue, and why she urges listeners not to take ‘no’ personally, but to understand that it points to a misalignment that the other person has identified before you. We touch on how childhood and human design impacts your relationship with opportunity and rejection, and Emylee and Abagail share a real life example of how a ‘no’ that was disappointing and awkward in the moment, turned out to be just the right thing. Be encouraged that your next better opportunity is just around the corner, and receive some epic tools on how to establish boundaries to make way for your best fit in life today. 
    Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.
     
    To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

    • 47 min
    580: The #1 Thing Service Providers Shouldn't Do If They Want to Grow

    580: The #1 Thing Service Providers Shouldn't Do If They Want to Grow

    This week we dive into the top missteps we see businesses making when they want to grow. Side effects may include: burnout, overwhelm, stress, shutting down your business, getting a full-time job that you hate, or not reaching the income goals that you say that you want to achieve. We’re here to interrupt that vicious cycle and get a fresh perspective on exactly what’s causing these troublesome symptoms in your business! 
    The difficult truth and the number one problem for so many business owners is that they have diverged from an alignment with their business and the skills they’ve spent years crafting and honing in on. And if they didn't stray so far from where they began, then they would reach their goals so much faster! If this sounds like you, don’t worry, you are not alone! Almost all the prospective business owners we’ve spoken to have a misguided notion of what it means to leave their jobs and start a business. More specifically, what pursuing a digital-based offering with a low ticket item and a membership structure truly entails. In our conversation, we get into the popularity of this approach, how online education doesn’t paint the full picture and how you should be changing your mindset to achieve the growth you want for your business. Make sure you tune in to hear it all and see the full picture!
    Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

    To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

    • 35 min
    579: How to Make REAL Friends as a Business Owner with Danielle Jackson

    579: How to Make REAL Friends as a Business Owner with Danielle Jackson

    This episode is about friendships; how you make them, how you keep them, how you maintain them, how you can be a better friend, how you let go of old friendships. Every question that you have felt uncomfortable asking about how to make friends in the online space or in the real world space is going to be answered on today’s show. Today’s guest, Danielle Bayard Jackson, from BetterFemaleFriendships.com and host of the Friend Forward Podcast. She is on a mission to help women business owners create and maintain better friendships as adults.
    You’re going to want to listen to this episode multiple times because you’re going to get so many actionable steps to take. We’re excited for you, as well as ourselves because we’ve experienced the loneliness that comes from knowing a lot of people but not having deep connections with them. We hope that so many friendships are made because of this episode!
    Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

    To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

    • 51 min
    578: How to Become the Creative Director of Your Service Based Business

    578: How to Become the Creative Director of Your Service Based Business

    Today we want to talk to all of you amazingly talented, creative people, who miss doing the thing they actually started their business for. We know that so many of you are crushing it, you have no problem landing clients, you are super busy, yet you feel like you’ve moved away from the thing that you really love doing. We want to let you know that you can step out of that, you have so much potential to grow into that creative director seat. Often, CEO status feels not totally in alignment for a lot of service-based businesses. Not that you don’t want to run a company of high calibre, but you still want to be delivering on the service, and oftentimes being in the CEO seat means that you don’t get to do that anymore. 
    We’ve been there, we know how it feels to not feel connected to what you’re creating anymore, but what we’ve realized is that that is the most sacred space for a creative service provider to protect so we’re on a mission to make sure that you all know how to protect it!  
    Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

    To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

    • 45 min

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Whether you’re well established as an entrepreneur, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Abagail and Emylee do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breath of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving business - and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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