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SAIC 007: Creativity, Family, and Small Business Fun with Andrea Farmer

Andrea Farmer has created a beautiful experience for families through her very personalized and creative photo shoots.  Service based business rely heavily on customer experience and Andrea assures each client gets the VIP treatment!

Here are some things we talk about…

  1. Chasing a dream (even if it doesn’t seem realistic)
  2. Apprenticing with an Expert
  3. Starting over…moving and rebuilding a client base
  4. Balance & Sacrifice
  5. Outsourcing
  6. Taking Risks

Check out Andrea’s beautiful photography at www.AndreaFarmerPhotography.com 

I’m on this journey with you.  Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes

Blessings,
Grace

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SAIC 006: Franchise Fitness and Balance with Holly Coltea

 

Holly owns 2 Barre3 Franchise Studios and graciously shares her story and how the opportunity knocked.  It’s important to note her back story that had been preparing her for this life of entrepreneurship.  It’s not always glamorous, but if it’s in your blood…it’s all worthwhile.

Here are some things we talk about…

  1. The perks of being a franchise owner
  2. The challenges of being a business owner
  3. How to find balance
  4. Changing lives around us.

It’s such an incredible privilege to inspire change in people’s lives around us.  You can use your own skills and background to enhance someone else’s life.

I’m on this journey with you.  Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes

Blessings,
Grace

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SAIC 005: How to get stuff done (Goal Setting)

Do you have dreams and passions but don’t seem to be able to gain traction?  I’ve been there, too!  This episode is about setting goals…not too glamorous, but this can change your future!  Setting smart goals will help us move closer and closer to making dreams a reality.  So many times we get overwhelmed with the idea of achieving the end result, but chipping away at it strategically will not only get you there faster, but it will keep you more sane!

Here are 3 things about setting goals you need to know:

  1. A goal needs to be measurable
  2. You need accountability (even if it’s with yourself)
  3. Start Small

This is something I believe in and practice myself.  I’ve created a weekly calendar just for my goals and I’d love for you to have it too!  Click here to get your free calendar!

I’d love to hear from you!  Let me know how you set your goals!  How many goals do you focus on each day?

I’m on this journey with you.  Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes.

Blessings,
Grace

 

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SAIC 004: What to do when you feel like quitting

What do you do when you’re completely stuck?  Do you feel like giving up?  It might really scare you.  Let me tell you something, I just don’t even mind that feeling anymore.

When I ran cross country in high school, our coaches would always stress “It’s the hard that makes it good.”  Maybe they just wanted us to finish a long run, but maybe they were on to something.  When I feel like giving up, it just makes me realize that I have to keep going.  The reality is that most people will give up.

Think about your alternative.  Do you like what your life will look like if you give up?  The answer might actually be yes.  If you’re okay with where your life was before you caught a vision or had a business idea, then you should quit.  My guess is that you don’t want to go back to that old way of living and thinking because you crave more purpose.  So, let’s tackle this overwhelm and laugh the next time we feel like giving up.

We have to get it in our heads that we WILL fail.  It’s not a matter of if, but how often.  This is not just fluffy motivational talk, it’s just impossible to try something new without pushing some boundaries…and if you do that, you’ll figure out what works and what doesn’t.  I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s actually dangerous to not fail (or not know you’re failing).

So, here’s what we need to do when we feel like quitting.

  1. Take a Break…Preferably exercise to get your blood pumping.  You won’t be productive if you’re sulking.
  2. Remind Yourself of Your Alternative
  3. Set some Clear, Definable Goals and start with something you’re good at
  4. Heads up: You will feel overwhelmed again…don’t panic:)  Just Repeat Steps 1-3

It’s taken me a while to get to the point of laughing at the though of quitting.  It just boils down to my commitment.  I am committed to this for the long haul.  Once you decide that for yourself, you will face discouragement with a bit more ease.

I’m on this journey with you.  Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes

Blessings,
Grace

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SAIC 003: How to use your Expertise to Start Your Own Business

In this episode, I interview Ann Williams who I met through business during my first year of business.  Ann and I talk about her first business which was a Drop-In Childcare Center.  She and I both used our educational backgrounds to create a business.  It can seem very overwhelming to start a business, but we discuss that it’s just about meeting a need with your unique perspective.

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SAIC 002: Following your passions with Dave Ghazarian

It’s our first full length episode!  I wanted to start the podcast with the one who inspires me the most.  We go from talking about being a pharmacist & musician, to the dark ages, touring life, and how to follow your passions.  Share your thoughts in the comments below.  Thanks for listening!

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SAIC 001: Welcome to the small and IN CHARGE Podcast

 

If you’re like most people, the thought of starting your own business is inspiring and terrifying.  I’m here to simplify things and help you achieve your goals.  If you’ve found this podcast, you are searching for something more and I would be honored to walk you through the journey!