198 episodes

Build and grow a successful business based on your expertise, and be seen and heard as an influential thought leader. If you're a coach, consultant, or course creator, join 25 year business veteran Samantha Riley in the Business Lab, and explore the current business growth and marketing strategies available to you. If you’re looking for inspiration and actionable advice, pop your earbuds in, and join her in the Lab and get ready to grow your business.

Thought Leaders Business Lab Podcast Samantha Riley

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

Build and grow a successful business based on your expertise, and be seen and heard as an influential thought leader. If you're a coach, consultant, or course creator, join 25 year business veteran Samantha Riley in the Business Lab, and explore the current business growth and marketing strategies available to you. If you’re looking for inspiration and actionable advice, pop your earbuds in, and join her in the Lab and get ready to grow your business.

    198: The Importance of Boundaries with Marcia Sheehan

    198: The Importance of Boundaries with Marcia Sheehan

    In today’s world where everyone is over-accessible, where there is constant interruption and demand for your attention even after work hours, it’s easy for your personal and professional boundaries to blur.
    Entrepreneurs often find it difficult to set personal boundaries because of their passion for what they do, so they forego the importance of boundaries. Without it, productivity decreases, and your clients and business will suffer.
    In this episode, Marcia shares why having boundaries at work is essential for entrepreneurs. We delve into the different ways you can set healthy boundaries in your business.
    Determine what is important to you in your life and then create your boundaries from there. To create a better business, you first have to protect your businesses’ most important asset and that is you. 
    WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:
    Burnout is inevitable (4:23) Unable to care for your clients because of burnout (6:50) A-ha moments during rest (7:26) Having boundaries helps your clients in the long run (7:57)  Over-accessibility of everyone (9:02) Not having to reply right away (11:07) Putting up boundaries to protect yourself (12:07) Coming from your highest values gives you insight into the boundaries you need to set (14:19) Removing notifications from your phone (14:40) The best way to treat a client (15:03) Be a good example to your clients (16:37) Caring for your clients does not mean them having access to you 24/7 (16:47) People with boundaries are respected more (17:35) Enabling others to be resourceful (18:32) “How I Work” Document (19:06) Boundary board (20:02) Professional life boundaries (22:23) You control your calendar (24:17) Journaling (26:36) Boundary boss (26:50) Boundary buddy (28:44) Questioning yourself because of your boundaries (29:17) New level, new devil (29:35) Prior proper planning prevents poor performance (31:04) Time blocking (31:34) You are your own advocate (32:17) For full show notes and links visit:  https://samanthariley.global/podcast/198-the-importance-of-boundaries-with-marcia-sheehan
    Join the discussion thread for this episode over at The Thought Leaders Business Lab Community Facebook Group.

    • 34 min
    197: Experimenting With New Business Tools

    197: Experimenting With New Business Tools

    Adopting new tools can help you save time, energy, and optimize and improve your business processes.  However, it can also take a lot of time to research, find them and then experiment with how to best utilize them.
    In this episode, we share the tools that we are experimenting within our business and why we’ve chosen to use them. 
    Buying new tools is like buying a car. If you learn to drive and pay the maintenance, upkeep, and insurance, that car will take you on adventures. But if you just keep it in your driveway, it’s never going to work.
    Whatever tools you choose to use for your business, it doesn’t have to be high tech it just has to be effective and a good fit for you and your business. 
    What new tools have you implemented so far?
    WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:
    Boom Arm (5:45) Blue Yeti Microphone (7:20) Zencastr (9:00) Squadcast (10:33) ClickUp (11:25) FreshDesk (13:14) CRM (15:46) Good Notes (16:20) Rocket Book Fusion (19:20) Second Screen (21:45) Mophie (23:34) Battery pack (24:58) Black Magic Switcher (25:36) Join the discussion thread for this episode over at The Thought Leaders Business Lab Community Facebook Group.
    For full show notes and links visit: https://samanthariley.global/podcast/197-experimenting-with-new-business-tools

    • 28 min
    196: Setting The Stage For The Performance Of Your Life with Ryan Stanley

    196: Setting The Stage For The Performance Of Your Life with Ryan Stanley

    Remember that life happens FOR you and not TO you. When you recognize and embrace that, the truth is, that even a global pandemic is happening for you and won’t stop you from creating the life you want.
    In this episode, we delve into how you can create the life you want through your habits, the people you surround yourself with, your mindset, and beliefs. If you work on something every single day, eventually you are going to get there. It’s all about being persistent in the process. 
    Remember that living on purpose does not happen by accident. Spend time today writing down who you want to be in every area of your life. Decide who you want to be, and then take action every single day. 
    WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:
    Procrastinating in our comfort zone (7:53) Creating your life on purpose (10:00) Life happens for you, not to you (11:00) Morning routine (11:50) Setting your intentions at the start of the day (12:26) Your goals for the day (13:35) Enjoy the journey through loving life itself (14:33) Coping vs Creating (15:56) Pivoting in the time of crisis (17:24) Changing your habits (19:07) Seek somebody who emulates the habits you want to emulate (20:55) Consume content that can feed your brain (21:06) Surrounding yourself with the right people (22:44) Who is your tribe? (23:57) Patience is key to the world of possibilities (28:28) The thin line between allowing and forcing (30:05) The opposite of curiosity is judgment (30:57) Changing should to could (32:50) We all want to be authentic but don’t want to be judged (34:30) Let the song of your soul sing (36:48) Judgment is something that we do that keeps us separate (37:33) The 4 Minute Millionaire (38:02) Celebrate your life as often as possible (43:08) What are you creating now? (45:47) Be present (46:36) Create joy (46:49) Living on purpose does not happen by accident (49:25) Join the discussion thread for this episode over at The Thought Leaders Business Lab Community Facebook Group.
    For full show notes and links visit:  https://samanthariley.global/podcast/196-setting-the-stage-for-the-performance-of-your-life-with-ryan-stanley

    • 51 min
    195: The A’s To Your Q’s

    195: The A’s To Your Q’s

    In this episode, we answer questions from you, the listener, and share our tips on on how to grow and scale your business. We delve into the importance of having a strong rest ethic, prioritizing tasks, and planning for your business. 
    WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:
    Taking time out from your business (3:15) Prioritize the top 3 things on your list (5:00) How to start your recording your systems and processes (7:00) Planning for 2021 (12:30) Be open to innovation and new ways to do things (15:28) What is a Facebook lead ad? (16:25) Tips for using Facebook lead ads (18:46) How to re-engage a cold list (20:21) The Nine Word Email (22:08) Tips when using the Nine Word Email (23:06) Should I pay an introducer fee? (26:23) Cost of acquisition (28:21) For full show notes and links visit: https://samanthariley.global/podcast/195-the-as-to-your-qs/

    • 31 min
    194: The 3 Greatest Challenges

    194: The 3 Greatest Challenges

    Are you eager to start or scale your business but feel like there are obstacles preventing you from growth?  It’s important to know what it is that’s holding you back from your full potential and oftentimes, that roadblock is you.  
    Launching and growing a business is never easy. Feeling out of your depth and not good enough can be a natural part when first starting your business. But what separates successful entrepreneurs from the others is their willingness to be uncomfortable and face their fears.
    In this episode, I share the three things that have held me back from building my business as fast as I wanted and how I turned these roadblocks around. 
    The road to becoming a strong and successful founder is long and challenging. But for those willing to invest the time in becoming self-aware, the rewards are well worth it. Successful business owners are those who don’t stop learning, adapting, and pushing themselves to grow. 
    How are you currently holding yourself back? 
    For full show notes and links visit: https://samanthariley.global/podcast/194-the-3-greatest-challenges/

    • 24 min
    193: Conversations with Samantha and Tim: Shaun Premnath

    193: Conversations with Samantha and Tim: Shaun Premnath

    Today we've been called in to help a business owner with a challenge that is holding him back from the growth he desires.
    In this episode, Shaun has graciously and courageously accepted the challenge to have his website and social media pages, analyzed live on the show. We point out the dissonance in each form and suggest notes that can convert Shaun’s business into a masterpiece.
    For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode: https://samanthariley.global/podcast/193-conversations-with-samantha-and-tim-shaun-premnath


     

    • 45 min

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Thought leaders who are experiencing a mental block or a burnout session have just the right podcast for you! The host Samantha starts with her impactful statement which provides her listeners a business life-hack to live by and a gist of what the episode encompasses every week, followed strongly by her visionary guests with their own useful pointers in helping you grow and succeed with your market. You will be constantly reminded to have the right mindset, nurture your talent and help the community that surrounds you – it all starts once you give this podcast a listen!

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