Making the Maven Episode 116: The only person who is responsible for you is you. Start showing up and start serving.
Elizabeth Rider is a health coach, TV host, and wellness expert. She offers healthy recipes and straightforward nutrition advice that draws millions of inspired readers to her blog. Elizabeth is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and her recipes have been featured on MindBodyGreen, Buzzfeed, and more. On the show, Elizabeth offers sage advice on how to keep your business and your dreams working for you, not against you.
Key Insights & Aha Moments
*For this episode, you definitely want to grab your pen and paper.
*Getting clarity in your vision and your purpose is the foundation of your business. Don’t skip this step! I’ve got a freebie that can help you get this step right from the start.
*How did Elizabeth get started as a health coach?
*Ultimately, it is not anybody’s job to believe in you, it’s only your job to believe in yourself.
*Why are people so afraid of getting started on their dreams? It’s because they’re afraid of what people will think of them.
*Remember, certainty is an illusion. So, it’s important to start feeling comfortable with uncertainty.
*We’re on this planet to shine, yet we create so much suffering for ourselves. Why?
*What’s your motivation for creating your business? If you do it just for the followers then it’s destined to fail.
*What are you struggling with right now?
*What happens if you want to help ‘everybody’? How do you handle niching down?
*Even if you have an online model for your business, you still need to do grassroots marketing. Shaking hands and looking people in the eye goes way further than a sales page ever will.
*How long did it take Elizabeth to build her business where it was no longer a struggle?
*If you feel like you’re struggling, you have to invest more in your education to help you get out of that trap.
*Elizabeth offers some actions steps on what you need to do TODAY to get a good start on your business.
*When it comes to confidence, the biggest thing you need to do is get to know yourself.
*When you’re starting out, just get your content out there. Don’t worry about the design of your website just yet.
Take a step back and make it easy for yourself. Hard work doesn’t have to be so hard.
Lisa Carpenter is a second-time guest on the show! I had her on last year and you guys just absolutely loved her and her message, so I knew she had to come back to share more of her wisdom. If you don’t know who she is, she’s an empowerment and nutrition coach. On the show, Lisa admits that entrepreneurs tend to make it harder for themselves, when it doesn’t need to be! She also admits that she had a lot of money shame, and she was too afraid to even say this out loud, to the world, until only recently. Sometimes, you just have to face the uncomfortable and beat it!
Key Insights & Aha Moments
*Remember, I have a new freebie for you!
*Not enough people talk about the struggles of being an entrepreneur.
*We get so bombarded by the messages around us.
*Why are you making your business so hard?
*Relationship building should not be hard!
*Start journaling your thoughts down. Outside motivators can affect who you are, and not in the good way.
*This week, Lisa took a bunch of apps, including Facebook, off her phone. It was taking too much of her attention.
*How do we know what we need to let go of?
*Track your time!
*So many people skip the financial stuff. Don’t do this!! Lisa admits she had so much shame around money.
*Lisa is very close to paying off her debt, and that’s scary!
I’m going to get on my soap box a little bit here, so bear with me! When I first started my business online, I spent so much time on one-on-one coaching. However, I wanted to find a way to scale my business at a different price point. So, how did I do this? To be honest. I was pushed, and I created the Maven Inner Circle.
I have a positivity hangover from this interview! So, so many gold nuggets, but I wanted to touch on one thing around his comment about not leaving your corporate job. Bear with me on this one. I like how Jason does not advocate leaving your corporate job carelessly. In his interview, he said he saved for a full year before leaving. Don’t leave your ‘day job,’ for your passion. Be smart about it first!
Don’t over complicate yourself, and make life harder for you!
Elizabeth Dehn started Beauty Bets in 2009, as a way to provide unbiased product reviews and beauty advice. Since then, her blog has transformed into a fully functional business, with an award-winning skincare collaboration with One Love Organics. She also has 5.4 million followers on Pinterest! Get ready to discover Elizabeth’s story on this week’s episode.
Key Insights & Aha Moments
*Be sure to grab the “You don’t suck” workbook!
*Who is Elizabeth? She’s an editor and writer by trade!
*Elizabeth was resistant towards Pinterest at first, but is so glad she did it, because that’s where she’s received the most exposure.
*Is it still possible to create a blog in 2017 and have success?
*YouTube is another way to break through!
*Everyone has something new to offer and bring into the mix.
*What kind of challenges did Elizabeth face this year?
*After a while, Elizabeth began to feel a disconnect between her and her business.
*Elizabeth had to really re-define her definition of success.
*You don’t have to work hard, it doesn’t have to be hard, all the time.
*Life is supposed to be easy. We just make it hard.
*What is Elizabeth’s higher purpose?
*We feel connected and separated at the same time, when it comes to social media.
*What has helped with Elizabeth’s success?
*Remember, you’re not alone. Do it now!
Elizabeth triggered this for me when I sat down with her. I’d like to share you a piece of my story that I don’t really talk about all that much. She really reminded me of the hustle and the number of hours I killed myself over, when starting my first business. After coming out of that experience, and overworking my butt off, here’s what I can tell you: I could have saved so much time and energy if I’d had a lot more focus and clarity!
People do not have enough faith and trust in the universe!
Sean Croxton is on a mission to serve a million people. He was the former host of Underground Wellness Radio, and when it was no longer serving him, he created The Sean Croxton Sessions, which you can find on iTunes. Sean goes deep and talks about money mindset, having clear goals, and what to do with the critics in your life. Sean doesn’t hold back about being comfortable with who YOU are, and to never let others silence you.
Key Insights & Aha Moments
*Sean has a very unique ability towards taking complex things and making them simple.
*If Michelle was hosting a party, what music would Sean be playing?
*Let’s talk about goal setting and why it’s so important.
*There’s not enough faith and trust in the universe!
*How does Sean view money? Money is a tool!
*Sean kept wondering why he was always trying to sabotage himself with money, and why he couldn’t keep his money.
*Money is a beautiful thing! Why do healers have such trouble with this concept?
*When Sean charged too little, he attracted uncommitted clients.
*It’s funny how the most critical people are afraid of criticism.
*Why did Sean leave Underground Wellness?
*Passions have seasons. And Sean’s passion was DONE.
*Stop listening to others, and listen to your inner you, that knows how great you are.
*Sean thanks his parents for helping him become the voracious reader he is today.
*Sean wrote content first, and gave to his community first, before he wrote the book.
*Always look for evidence that your tribe wants something, before you end up creating it.
*What’s Sean currently struggling with?
*Sean talks about his latest podcast, Quote of the Day.
*Sean understands a lot of people in the wellness industry have a hard time explaining to folks the benefits of what they do, without the ‘woo-woo’ and spiritual stuff. Sean tries to incorporate more scientific research into the work he does.
Okay, before we wrap up, I just want to get something off my mind. Visibility! This is a real issue for my inner circle community. There is a huge opportunity for you to see great improvement just by getting off your couch and getting visible! Get visible in your community, online or offline, and always be connecting and networking! Put yourself out there, and grow wherever you can.