Today's episode is a bit of a departure from our normal topic.
Yes, we're still talking about what it takes to launch your ideas into the world, but today, we're talking to author Karan Bajaj about sabbaticals. The idea might seem romantic or somewhat like a glorified vacation, but as you'll discover, there's a lot of power in taking an intentional time away from the goals and busy-ness to make leaps of excellence.
Karan shares some practical advice on:
*Signs you need to schedule your first sabbatical now
*How he took his first YEAR LONG sabbatical from a corporate job
*Why he's kept doing these sabbaticals every 4 years (and how he'll keep them going even with two small children!)
Plus, he shares some easy to implement ways for everyone to start building their own muscle for this type of break.
Head over to here to purchase the book (which goes live TODAY, May 3rd, 2016: http://www.karanbajaj.com/yogamax/
Head over to the blog to read the full show notes:
If you’re able to turn an idea into something that gives tangible results to others, then you know you need to launch it.
First the good news is — the steps to getting your work out to the world and the right people is completely within your control and customizable for your business.
You don’t have to wait until you get 1,000 or 2,000 or more subscribers to prove you’ve made it.
There’s a process you can follow to launch your products, services, or new blog right now…and build to that level while you launch!
This process is called “Fearless Launching” and it only takes 6 key ingredients – 6 steps that you can apply today without a team, a big list, spending a ton of money or having all the answers!
Wanna know the secret recipe?
Today's episode we discuss the 6 completely UNAVOIDABLE Steps to Fearlessly Launching Your First Product.
Wish you had a business partner? Thinking of partnering with someone for an extended project or totally new business? This episode dives into the practical questions and things you should consider as you take the first steps...do it right. Be professional, take your partnership seriously! Full show notes with all resources mentioned over at: annesamoilov.com/show
Open up your email inbox right now and point out at least 5 things that you'd really like to NEVER see sent to you again. I'm sure you'd be able to find a few.
If you running a business online or offline, you're likely getting emails about how to run your business better, offering you new services, not to mention the emails that seem to warn you about some impending doom and you can't figure out are real or not.
In this episode, I talk about some of the emails I'm not loving and promise to never write again!!
Full show notes over at annesamoilov.com/show
Today I'm joined by partners and amazing women who joined forces less than a year ago to create a powerhouse, energetic, beautiful company that supports creative entrepreneurs as they start, grow, polish and evolve their businesses. Emylee and Abigail met last summer in an online Facebook group and after discovering their ideal customers were the same exact people, they bonded in a very scary-fast way...
But when you know something's right, you just go for it, and that's what they did. We're talking about how they made the transition from solopreneurs to partners plus what you might need to know before jumping into your own partnership!
Visit the site for full show notes: annesamoilov.com/show
Today's super short episode covers 3 unexpected launch killers... do yourself a favor and avoid thinking, doing, or paying attention to these three. Lock them out of your launch!
If you struggle getting projects off the ground--whether they are to create a new lead magnet for your website or even launch a new product...then you might just need to simplify your planning process! In today's episode I'm sharing my tried and true system for planning pretty much any project I want to complete.
Enjoy and visit the show notes over at annesamoilov.com :)
So, you’re getting ready to launch your first product … or maybe relaunch an existing one.
Regardless of what you’re planning to release to the world, you’re likely looking to achieve something we pretty much all want when we’re growing our business — income for our families, our lives, and to keep growing our business.
Many people I’ve helped launch usually talk about how they’d simply like to make consistent monthly income with their small business.
I know it sounds simple, but who else has ever said that they just want consistent, steady, ongoing income every single month?
It’s possible. I know that from my own experience, but I won’t lie. It’s not easy to get there. It doesn’t happen over night…and you can run into a lot of resistance along the way.
Maybe you’ve run into some of the same resistance.
Join me today as I share some of the biggest myths I believed that almost stopped me from ever launching...or feeling like I was worthy to launch!
You’ve decided that you want to launch something you’ve been creating in your head or actually working on for months now.
An ebook. A group coaching program. A new blog. An online course. A webinar. A Blog series. A completely new business. A shop. A new product.
But when’s the right time to actually launch something? When are you, your business and your ideal customers ready for you to launch?
Read the rest of the show notes here:
Sign up for the webinar mentioned in the show by texting launchclass to 44222
When you think of a launch, you probably think of a long list of tasks that need to get done...and who's going to have to do those...
Well, you're right, there are a ton of little things that need to be decided, delegated and done in order to launch a product or service (especially online). Along the way you may decide that you want to keep improving and perfecting all these pieces.
Nope! Not anymore...now, we're going to think about creating a CBB list...Could BE Better. In order to ship, you need to know when to let go and get something out the door instead of waiting for perfection to be attained.
If it's not broken and does what it's supposed to...keep moving. Put the CBB on a list and come back later.
Here's why I love my CBB list!
Make sure to download my CBB tracker printable over on my site: annesamoilov.com/shop
How often do you feel like you’re behind?
That somehow you’re late to the race, to the party...that you’re not moving fast enough or good enough...or enough period!
If you’ve ever felt that push, the anxiety, that feeling that you’re somehow not enough no matter what you do or how hard you push, then keep reading and listening!
I love momentum.
Momentum to me almost always feels like I’ve got so much amazing stuff to share that I can’t get it out fast enough… When I’m feeling momentum, I don’t get hung up on what I haven’t done yet, but I literally start taking massive action toward whatever big focus or goal I’m working toward.
Momentum in your business might feel like:
> your list is growing finally
> people are interacting with your social media
> people are emailing you
> you’re easily responding to every request you get
> you’re creating content without any “blank page syndrome”
> everything feels easy and flowing
> you’re finally spending time on the important things
> you’re making money and it doesn’t feel like you killed yourself for it
I’m telling you when things are buzzing along like this, running your business feels easier.
You might be rolling your eyes right now, but I’m telling you these things because there is a way to kickstart momentum.
Here are 5 ways to kickstart momentum ASAP!
Have a happy 2016!
Another year is coming to a close.
How did it go? Did your busy grow? Did it stay the same? Did you launch? Were you happy?
Perfect time to take stock of all the things in your business and life that happened. The good and the bad.
Because I always look for the lesson in whatever challenges me and my wins too, I sat down and thought of the biggest ones from 2015. They are likely not the first or last time I have talked or will talk about these lessons…
Running a business requires constant, ongoing improvement. So, here’s what I was reminded to improve every year. Again.
If you’ve ever wondered why you aren’t making a bigger splash, more money, growing at the pace you think you should, you might need to learn some of these lesson too. Read the full post here:
You’ve got this launching thing down.
You did your first product launch – not a lot of sales, but your list grew, you’re getting rave reviews about your program. You done good.
You are excited – a little pumped – and extremely proud of yourself. You feel like finallyyyy “you get it”.
But you’re feeling something else too.
You keep thinking, “I’m supposed to do this again?”
How are you supposed to turn back around and do another one? I mean really?
Another one? This year?
The emotional rocking that happens during a launch can’t really be understood until you go through it. Putting yourself out there, putting your energy into a launch, being open to that success or failure. It’s draining on so many levels.
And – if it’s draining for you – it’s draining for your customers too.
But you can avoid launch exhaustion easily.
With what I like to call – A PLAN. (shocker, I know!)
Spend any time on social media, reading blogs, going to webinars, listening to business summits and you’ll hear one thing over and over.
You’ve got to outsource to grow.
And the idea is fine - it’s true. You need to delegate many things in your business.
But there are others who prefer to go it alone as long as they can - until they literally MUST hire people to help them.
Is this the wrong approach?
I say no...and maybe yes.
Today’s episode of the Fearless Launching show, I talk about three different paths you might choose depending on how new you are to business, your budget, your time frame and your experience with launching.
Hopefully, by the end you’ll know whether you’ll do it all alone, hire out completely, or take my third preferred option.
I’ve joined forces with one of my business besties Alexis Giostra today…and we’ve been talking lately about the year coming to a close.
We know that if you’re like us, you’re thinking about ending the year on a high note, saying thanks to your audience and supporters, and making some more revenue for your business.
Now, I know Alexis is the queen of executing ideas…the way she can turn those ideas around is insane! Truth is – I think the reason why it’s so easy for her are the secrets I’m going to share with you today.
We are constantly throwing ideas back and forth about sales, marketing, content creation…and it turns out we were both mulling over holiday promotion and launch ideas. So, today’s post is a bit of a crash course in some of the secrets of all those holiday promotions you see.
Plus – it answers a question I get all the time – is there ever a bad time to launch? Like the holidays?
Read the post and check out the download here: http://www.annesamoilov.com/successful-holiday-launch/
Ever thought of creating or launching a physical product?
I have...and it shouldn’t surprise you that about a year ago I was entertaining the idea of launching a planner! After a few months of materials research, I made the decision to stop that process...and said, “nope”....I wasn’t ready to go down the road of manufacturing, choosing paper, testing, finding a printer.
Only a few short states away, my friend Briana who had been creating different types of products for years for her spa and massage clients (we’ll get into that in the episode)...was in the process of creating HER own planning system...one that included dreaming as an integral part.
She and her husband co-created the Rituals For Living Dreambook + Planner to assist people ready to transform their lives into something free, happy, and successful.
Today's episode shares the story of Trivinia Barber and how she has grown Priority VA into one of the most respect VA "boutique" agency type companies supporting online entrepreneurs. She's done this all while still working in the trenches herself with online business owner Amy Porterfield. You'll hear how she knew she had to grow, when her husband came on board full time, and why she loves being a VA in a successful business while building her own business too!
Zach Spuckler and I start talking about launching without email and spend most of our time talking about the importance of selling through connection.
As you listen to today’s insightful interview, you’re not going to hear some fancy schmancy new tactic that you’ve never heard before or a super juicy “I’ve never heard that”...and that’s what makes our conversation so important.
We talk about:
Listbuilding is one of those things you should be doing no matter if you're launching or not AND if you have an online based business.
Yes - reaching new people should be something you’re always doing...now, you can have ongoing list building activities and systems in place. That’s great. Keep those flowing.
That’s why my main focus in between launches is to keep reaching out to new people...finding new, effective ways to turn those into list building systems, and use tools like Leadpages to keep the whole thing easy for me!
So, if you’re leading up to a launch, want more of the right people to pay attention, and make more sales, today’s episode is for you.
Check out the main show notes over at: http://www.annesamoilov.com/build-your-list/
What's your launch style?
Do you things the same every single launch? Shake it up? Do you use webinars?
If you haven't launched yet, then maybe you don't know!
In today's episode I'll share 7 models for you to dig into and pick/choose the elements that are right for you, your specific personality/strengths, and your business.
-Make sure to check out the PDF worksheet available on the post notes page at: annesamoilov.com
If you've ever planned a launch, you know how easy it is to get so focused on the project that the rest of your business gets put on the back burner. By adding recurring revenue streams to your business, launching becomes less stressful. You'll establish ongoing streams that support your growth, allow you to launch without having the worry that you're putting all your eggs in one basket. You'll be building a much needed foundation for your business simply by focusing one or two ways of generating ongoing recurring sales.
See the full show notes at: annesamoilov.com
Today, we’re continuing this conversation about working with people and why I believe if you have a clear way to communicate, collaborate, and invest in these people is so important.
There’s a better chance you’ll have a smooth running team during your launch and keep them long after!
And man, it takes forever to find those people, sometimes longer than we expect, right? So, let’s keep people once we find them!
In this episode I talk about:
Making that first investment in your business and hiring someone to help you
How to hire people and why it’s critical to get on board the hiring someone
Why even when you’re not creating something for sale, you still need help
What to do when you’re onboarding new hires
3 ways to stay on track with your team
Tools to help your team collaborate and communicate better together
Plus you’ll find out why you can start all of these practices even if you don’t have a team yet...because really the habit, the system, the ritual only becomes easier to share with new people if you’ve got it together.
If you’ve been hanging around Periscope and on any of my latest scopes, then some of what I share may sound very familiar to you--since that’s what I’ve been talking about for the past week as I prep for a an all-new class I’m teaching on Training Your Launch Team.
How do you grow your business?
We hear about strategies to market your business better, building funnels that convert people into customers…
We know that we have to build our list, build the relationship with the people who sign up for our various free resources.
But what about team culture? Is it possible that the culture we create just by who we hire and how we work...can that lead to business growth too?
Ask companies like Zappos, AirBNB, and WeWork...and they’d likely answer a resounding yes.
Our guest on the podcast today is Josh Anderson who’s got experience with big development and sales teams at Microsoft and smaller, scrappier startups in the Seattle area.
Read the full show notes here: http://www.annesamoilov.com/grow-your-business-with-team-culture/
If you’ve ever struggled to get your business organized, under control, or hired a VA that you literally couldn’t figure out what/how to delegate to them, this episode is for you!
Natasha Vorompiova has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs embrace systems in a practical, customized approach. Her two main tools of choice are Evernote and Asana. These also happen to my favorites too!
Read the full show notes at annesamoilov.com/show