30 episodes

What if you could hang out with a joyful, healthy business owner, ask about their successes and lessons learned, then apply that insight to yourself? Well, you can! Hosted by Sheila M. Wilkinson - attorney, coach & educator - this podcast is for every service-based professional (lawyers, yogis, bookkeepers and everyone in between). Each episode will help you reflect and admit what you want, so you can get the clarity, confidence, and courage to build your life exactly how you want it! // WWSS is an Original CreativesEd™ Podcast

What Would Sheila Say? // Teaching Service-Based Entrepreneurs How to Start and Run their Business with Clarity, Confidence‪,‬ Sheila M. Wilkinson, LMSW, Esq.

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

What if you could hang out with a joyful, healthy business owner, ask about their successes and lessons learned, then apply that insight to yourself? Well, you can! Hosted by Sheila M. Wilkinson - attorney, coach & educator - this podcast is for every service-based professional (lawyers, yogis, bookkeepers and everyone in between). Each episode will help you reflect and admit what you want, so you can get the clarity, confidence, and courage to build your life exactly how you want it! // WWSS is an Original CreativesEd™ Podcast

    How to create and improve any plan - business, health, and even career!

    How to create and improve any plan - business, health, and even career!

    Do you ever wonder why you made a plan and didn’t get the results you wanted? 
    This episode is all about understanding what you’re working towards and why it’s not working out the way you planned. Ultimately, after our show today, I want you to walk away with a better idea of what it means to EXECUTE your plans and not simply have them for show.
    In this episode, we’re covering:
    What a plan really is, and why the way I teach clients and students to make SMART Goals is different Why a business plan is not the same thing as a strategic plan How you can more easily understand the different pieces and phases of planning  At the end, as always, I leave you with a bit of homework to start taking action today. 
    Y’all ready? Let’s do this!
    >>> 
    Thanks for listening to this episode. My mission is to help service-based professionals figure out exactly what they want, realize it’s 100% within reach, and create a simple, actionable plan that will get them there (without having to burn everything to the ground and start from scratch!), and I’d love to support you.
    Here are some ways you can start creating your rich, happy life today:
    Start setting clear expectations with clients with this FREE Contracts Guide! Get to the bottom of your top 3 most frustrating situations and people TODAY in this Managing Expectations Mini-Course! ($19)  Get Boundaries *and* Balance in this On-Demand Workshop ($29) Build a healthier lifestyle and add more joy in your life in this FREE On-Demand Masterclass! Tag me, follow me, and DM me with your thoughts and questions:
    Instagram @sheilamwilkinson and Facebook @lawyercoachsheila Rate this podcast/episode on Apple Podcasts here
    Not on Apple Podcasts? No worries! Rate and Review on our site and make sure to leave a question for a future episode! Learn more about me here: https://sheilawilkinson.com
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    • 22 min
    The real reason you’re not reaching your goals (and how to fix it today!)

    The real reason you’re not reaching your goals (and how to fix it today!)

    What does it mean to create a SMART Goal? We talked about this early on, maybe in the first 5 or 10 episodes, but I thought it would be a good idea for us to revisit this idea of SMART Goals, especially as we’re in the last half of 2022 already (gulp). I want you to be thinking about what it means to plan. To create a goal. To reach a goal. And to remind yourself of all the things that must be done to achieve what you want. So, what is a SMART Goal and how is it different from other types of goals? You’ll need to listen! 
    In this episode, we’re covering:
    how to overcome that feeling of dejection when you don’t reach a goal - and why you feel dejected in the first place, what you’re missing if you’re struggling to reach your goals, no matter how big or small they might seem, and I’ll also  give you some questions to ask yourself as you’re thinking about tweaking your goals - aka homework! - so you can start implementing this today! Y’all ready? Let’s do this!
    >>> 
    Thanks for listening to this episode. I hope it was illuminating! My mission is to help service-based professionals figure out exactly what they want, realize it’s 100% within reach, and create a simple, actionable plan that will get them there (without having to burn everything to the ground and start from scratch!), and I’d love to support you.
    Here are some ways you can start creating your rich, happy life today:
    Apply for our next round of group coaching (Building Blocks) to start getting the clarity you didn’t know you needed! Start setting clear expectations with clients with this FREE Contracts Guide! Get to the bottom of your top 3 most frustrating situations and people TODAY in this Managing Expectations Mini-Course! ($19)  Get Boundaries *and* Balance in this On-Demand Workshop ($29) Build a healthier lifestyle and add more joy in your life in this FREE On-Demand Masterclass! Tag me, follow me, and DM me with your thoughts and questions:
    Instagram @sheilamwilkinson and Facebook @lawyercoachsheila Rate this podcast/episode on Apple Podcasts here
    Not on Apple Podcasts? No worries! Rate and Review on our site and make sure to leave a question for a future episode! Learn more about me here: https://sheilawilkinson.com
    Free Stuff, Fun Stuff, Links & More: https://sheilawilkinson.com/links
    Resources from the Show:
    I sent out a special, free SMART Goal activity to my email list - if you’re not on it, you’re missing out! Sign up here: https://sheilawilkinson.com/connect/

    • 19 min
    Start here before shutting down your business

    Start here before shutting down your business

    We’ve been having a lot of high level conversations about what it means to start up a business, and I would be remiss if we did not discuss this really important topic of what it means to shut down your business. 
    Here’s the thing: just because you are *done* with your business, doesn’t mean that you can just *stop* your business. And, if you don’t think you want to shut down your business - that’s okay, too. You still need to know this information.
    In this episode, we’re covering:
    Some of the ways to EXIT your business - planned, preferably -  The one thing you should do before you decide to shut down your business, and The kinds of information you’ll need to provide to the government before you can shut down your business (and obviously, you’ll need your power team for this, CPA included) And, at the end of today’s episode, I leave you with a bit of homework, as always, because I want you to start implementing this today!
    Y’all ready? Let’s do this!
    >>> 
    Thanks for listening to this episode. I hope it was illuminating! My mission is to help service-based professionals figure out exactly what they want, realize it’s 100% within reach, and create a simple, actionable plan that will get them there (without having to burn everything to the ground and start from scratch!), and I’d love to support you.
    Here are some ways you can start creating your rich, happy life today:
    Apply for our next round of group coaching (Building Blocks) to start getting the clarity you didn’t know you needed! Start setting clear expectations with clients with this FREE Contracts Guide! Get to the bottom of your top 3 most frustrating situations and people TODAY in this Managing Expectations Mini-Course! ($19)  Get Boundaries *and* Balance in this On-Demand Workshop ($29) Build a healthier lifestyle and add more joy in your life in this FREE On-Demand Masterclass! Tag me, follow me, and DM me with your thoughts and questions:
    Instagram @sheilamwilkinson and Facebook @lawyercoachsheila Rate this podcast/episode on Apple Podcasts here
    Not on Apple Podcasts? No worries! Rate and Review on our site and make sure to leave a question for a future episode! Learn more about me here: https://sheilawilkinson.com
    Free Stuff, Fun Stuff, Links & More: https://sheilawilkinson.com/links

    • 26 min
    Before you niche down, answer these two questions

    Before you niche down, answer these two questions

    Today’s episode is all about what it means to make decisions about who you help and what you do. Yes, we’re talking about all that “advice” we get to NICHE DOWN. 
    And I have thoughts. And feelings. 🤣 And so, I will share those with you today.
    In this episode, we’re covering:
    Why you feel that urge to throw it all up in the air and run away Why misaligned clients might seem like they’re aliens from another planet Why you hate doing the work that you’re good at Why niching isn’t really what you think it is (spoiler alert: it’s not about your services or your people) And, as always, at the end of today’s episode, I leave you with a bit of homework (your two questions), because I want you to start implementing this today!
    Y’all ready? Let’s do this!
    >>> 
    Thanks for listening to this episode. I hope it was illuminating! My mission is to help service-based professionals figure out exactly what they want, realize it’s 100% within reach, and create a simple, actionable plan that will get them there (without having to burn everything to the ground and start from scratch!). I’d love to support you.
    Here are some ways you can start creating your rich, happy life today:
    Ready for a change? Apply for our next round of group coaching (Building Blocks) to start getting the clarity you need out of life! Start setting clear expectations with clients with this FREE Contracts Guide! Get to the bottom of your top 3 most frustrating situations and people TODAY in this Managing Expectations Mini-Course! ($19)  Get Boundaries *and* Balance in this On-Demand Workshop ($29) Build a healthier lifestyle and add more joy in your life in this FREE On-Demand Masterclass! Tag me, follow me, and DM me with your thoughts and questions:
    Instagram @sheilamwilkinson and Facebook @lawyercoachsheila Rate this podcast/episode on Apple Podcasts here
    Not on Apple Podcasts? No worries! Rate and Review on our site and make sure to leave a question for a future episode! Learn more about me here: https://sheilawilkinson.com
    Free Stuff, Fun Stuff, Links & More: https://sheilawilkinson.com/links

    • 22 min
    Ready to get paid what you’re worth? Here’s how.

    Ready to get paid what you’re worth? Here’s how.

    Today, we're talking about PRICING. The first step to figuring out your prices is NOT about numbers. It’s not about expenses.
    It’s not even about how much money you need to survive.
    Listen in for what it takes.
    And, at the end of today’s episode, I leave you with a bit of FUN homework, as always, because I want you to start implementing this today!
    In this episode, we’re covering:
    What pricing is and isn’t Why your pricing now is probably not right, and you’re probably undercharging  What integrity, humanity and qualitative data have to do with pricing How to start taking steps today to make sure your pricing is correct A major opportunity to help you start setting prices that work for you Y’all ready? Let’s do this!
    >>> 
    Thanks for listening to this episode. I hope it was illuminating! My mission is to help service-based professionals figure out exactly what they want, realize it’s 100% within reach, and create a simple, actionable plan that will get them there (without having to burn everything to the ground and start from scratch!). I’d love to support you!
    Here are some ways you can start creating your rich, happy life today:
    Apply for our next round of group coaching (Building Blocks) to start getting the clarity you didn’t know you needed! Start setting clear expectations with clients with this FREE Contracts Guide! Get to the bottom of your top 3 most frustrating situations and people TODAY in this Managing Expectations Mini-Course! ($19)  Get Boundaries *and* Balance in this On-Demand Workshop ($29) Build a healthier lifestyle and add more joy in your life in this FREE On-Demand Masterclass! Tag me, follow me, and DM me with your thoughts and questions:
    Instagram @sheilamwilkinson and Facebook @lawyercoachsheila Rate this podcast/episode on Apple Podcasts here
    Not on Apple Podcasts? No worries! Rate and Review on our site and make sure to leave a question for a future episode! Learn more about me here: https://sheilawilkinson.com
    Free Stuff, Fun Stuff, Links & More: https://sheilawilkinson.com/links

    • 27 min
    Are Your Services Destroying Your Business?

    Are Your Services Destroying Your Business?

    Have you ever considered whether your services might be destroying your business? My guess is probably not; it’s easy to ignore.
    I started this podcast because I wanted business owners, entrepreneurs, and those who are making decisions inside of other people’s businesses - managers, leaders, partners - and those striving to be promoted into those positions - to understand what it actually takes to attract the right people, projects, and pay with clarity, confidence, and courage. 
    My purpose is to help you find yours. To find what lights you up, to help you navigate all the pieces of what it means to ACTUALLY run a business. 
    And nothing matters in your business if you don’t know what SERVICES matter to you. Remember, this is all about RECONNECTING your intellectual self to your emotional self. 
    At the end of today’s episode, I leave you with a bit of homework, as always, because I want you to start implementing this today!
    In this episode, we’re covering:
    What expectations and permission have to do with the types of services you offer - whether you’re a business owner or not What I do to help my clients identify the Services they want to provide so that they can get the people, the projects, and the pay that they want, and finally, Two ways you can start figuring out what you want your Services to really be! Y’all ready? Let’s do this!
    >>> 
    Thanks for listening to this episode. I hope it was illuminating! My mission is to help service-based professionals figure out exactly what they want, realize it’s 100% within reach, and create a simple, actionable plan that will get them there (without having to burn everything to the ground and start from scratch!), and I’d love to support you.
    Here are some ways you can start creating your rich, happy life today:
    Apply for our next round of group coaching (Building Blocks) to start getting the clarity you didn’t know you needed! Start setting clear expectations with clients with this FREE Contracts Guide! Get to the bottom of your top 3 most frustrating situations and people TODAY in this Managing Expectations Mini-Course! ($19)  Get Boundaries *and* Balance in this On-Demand Workshop ($29) Build a healthier lifestyle and add more joy in your life in this FREE On-Demand Masterclass! Tag me, follow me, and DM me with your thoughts and questions:
    Instagram @sheilamwilkinson and Facebook @lawyercoachsheila Rate this podcast/episode on Apple Podcasts here
    Not on Apple Podcasts? No worries! Rate and Review on our site and make sure to leave a question for a future episode! Learn more about me here: https://sheilawilkinson.com
    Free Stuff, Fun Stuff, Links & More: https://sheilawilkinson.com/links

    • 28 min

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

John, Joanna ,

Highly motivational podcast hosted by a highly inspiring person!

Being a law student and constantly meeting overworked, stressed, and unhappy lawyers made me rethink my decisions of why I chose to enter this field. Meeting Sheila helped me remember just why I did. She taught me that “settling” is never the answer, and there are happy lawyers in practice and I can be one of them! She has the magical ability to help people realize their dreams and cater to every individual, regardless of what field of work they are in. Sheila is amazing attorney, social worker, and educator but more importantly, she is an amazing person that gives you that *push* you need to start going after your dreams! This podcast is a must-listen!

Kristin Longacre ,

Great for everyone, not just creatives!

Even non-creatives can walk away with a good message from each episode! Sheila makes you think but also gives you direction on what comes next!

Shelly MIittal ,

Everyone needs to have a listen!

Sheila has this wonderful ability to bring out the best in you while adding joy to your life, and this podcast does the same! If you are someone looking to re-brand or reintroduce yourself in your professional circles, (and yes, if looked deep down, everyone is a creative), this podcast is for you. Sheila breaks down such complex ideas into these easily doable steps which did wonders for me. So what are you waiting for, get those ear pods on and build a happier fulfilling life.

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