Structure Your Business to Meet Your Lifestyle | Maven Mini

podcast-cover-finalI am passionate about communicating the importance of structuring your business to meet your lifestyle. It is far too common for wellness entrepreneurs to look around at others who they deem as successful and then try to copy their business elements.

Instead, understanding your strengths, unique skill sets, passions and interests and combining these to create a business that fits YOU is a recipe for success. That is why the cookie cutter business model does not work in my opinion.

When you place yourself in situations to show off and shine brightly, there is no competition.


Surprising Tips on Producing Content that Matters | Jennifer Dubowsky

Experiment with your social media strategy to deliver meaningful content to your audience.

podcast-jenny04I catch up with Jennifer Dubowsky on today’s episode. I actually interviewed Jennifer last year. She was the very first person I had interviewed for the podcast, way back when! My good friend Jennifer is a Licensed Acupuncturist based out of downtown Chicago, Illinois. Since the last time we spoke, she has discovered she’s doing her best and most authentic work through writing. Not only has her writing led her to connect with more people all over the world, but it has also opened more doors and opportunities.

By the way, do you like the new look and feel of the podcast? Let me know what you think!

Key Insights & Aha Moments

*Thank you for listening and sharing your feedback. Please help spread the word about the podcast.

*Jennifer’s blog has attracted more opportunities for her and has built a deeper connection with her audience.

*This is not a message about starting a blog! It’s about doing your most authentic work through the medium you love the most.

*Jennifer didn’t even want to start a blog. She did it purely for marketing purposes at first.

*One of Jennifer’s goals in 2014 was to have an article published on mindbodygreen.com.

*Jennifer has gotten more involved with Periscope and highly recommends it.

*How has Periscope helped Jennifer’s business? It has made her more personable and approachable.

*Success with social media takes time. People need to warm up to you and get to know you before they buy.

*You have to be consistent with your social media content.

*Listen to your audience’s feedback and produce more of what they want.

*Experiment with your social media content and see what works best. Keep trying over and over until you have struck gold.

*Analytics will help you discover what’s working and what’s not.

*JUST DO IT! If you don’t like it, you can always delete it.

*What do you really have to lose?

*How does Jennifer manage the new doors opening in front of her? If she doesn’t feel good about it, she won’t do it.

*Decision making in business is easy when you know what you want and why you want it.

*You can never have enough haters.

Maven Moment

Social media is a great marketing channel, which is why producing regular content is very important. However, you do want to evaluate your marketing strategy, frequently, to see what is working and what is not working. So many people miss this point that I would really like to drive it home. You never know 100% what your audience wants from you, which is why experimenting with your content strategy and analyzing the results is extremely beneficial.

Mentioned in This Episode

Michelle’s FREE online community – YOU ARE INVITED

Adventures in Chinese Medicine by Jennifer Dubowsky

Jennifer’s work on Mind Body Green

Jennifer’s work on the Epoch Times

Jennifer ‘s work for the Acupuncture Now Foundation

Connect with Jennifer




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Celebrate and Ask for Help Often | Stacey Harris

StacyHarrisOnline marketing and social media trainer, The Stacey Harris, is our guest of honor this week! She brings her energy and experience to the show and offers business advice that I completely agree with of course! Stacey brings forward the importance of getting help and not going it alone in your business. She also stresses the importance of celebration. YES WE ALL MUST CELEBRATE MORE OFTEN.

You will also hear from Stacey about the importance of creating value for your tribe instead of focusing on the number or just building lots of content.Very smart piece of advice here!

Key Insights & Aha Moments:

  • You have two choices: you can let the wall stop you or you can climb the wall.
  • Trust yourself and your gut. You know more than you give yourself credit for.
  • Get help! Whether it’s from a coach or from your family or friends. Don’t go it alone.
  • Find a support system or a colleague who understands what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. Sometimes your circle of friends just won’t get the online or entrepreneurial lifestyle.
  • Constantly seeking instant gratification can wear you down. Acknowledge your accomplishments. Take a step back and celebrate!
  • Sometimes you have to shift your mindset in order to really grow.
  • The only person who should define what success is – is YOU.
  • Build value. The clients will come when you offer value, not the other way around.

Mentioned in this episode:

Stacey’s Program Social Pro Online


Michelle’s Biz Mavens FREE Community

Connect with Stacey:



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