Relationship Status with Social Media? "It's Complicated" with Andrea Jones

The number of entrepreneurs talking about burnout, saying they have a love-hate relationship with social media or wishing they could just opt out altogether, but worry about possible negative consequences just keeps growing, but it’s undeniable that social media is a part of our lives and the marketing of our small businesses.  I have certainly been struggling in my relationship with social media and so have a number of my female solopreneur clients, so I dedicated it was time to...

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5 Uncomfortable Truths I Needed to Learn Again in 2023

From the pitfalls of overcommitting to the false allure of doing everything yourself, I’m sharing some valuable insights from the uncomfortable truths and painful realities I experienced this past year. 2023 was a rough year for many solopreneurs, who learned the hard way that it was anything but business as usual.  Potential clients were fewer, sales cycles were longer and the status quo just wasn’t cutting it.  One of the hardest things about being a solopreneur is...

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Aligning Your Productivity and Purpose: Overcoming Societal Pressure as a Female Entrepreneur

Are you tired of the societal pressure for female entrepreneurs to deny their needs and be everywhere at once? Do you feel like personal development is often treated as a competition, rather than a supportive journey? Well, you're not alone. In a recent episode of The Driven Woman Entrepreneur podcast, guest Elise Enriquez and I dive deep into the challenges and triumphs of aligning productivity and purpose as a female entrepreneur. From setting boundaries to embracing experimentation, we...

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The Fallacy of Burnout Prevention: A Candid Conversation with Cait Donovan

There are a lot of people talking about burnout, but most of them are actually only teaching basic stress management strategies.  Today’s guest, Cait Donovan calls bulshit on most of what is being called burnout prevention and recovery.  A licensed acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine practitioner turned keynote speaker, author,  trauma informed burnout recovery coach and host of the wildly popular podcast, “Fried: The Burnout Podcast” has become a good friend...

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Strategies for Building Trust, Respect & Communication Into Your Work With Clients

After years of heeding the call to abandon client work and making the transition into courses, memberships, and passive income products, many are now dropping these models and returning to client work.  What’s going on?  

Well, for one thing, the economy has changed and buyers are more skeptical of the outrageous claims that have become the norm.  Plus, client work is familiar and well-established, and in many cases, you can leverage your existing network, instead...

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The Hidden Costs of Social Media With Meg Casebolt

Looking to uncover the hidden costs of social media? In this episode of The Driven Woman Entrepreneur Podcast, I sit down with Meg Casebolt, an SEO strategist, and dig into the impact of social media on female entrepreneurs. Meg shares invaluable insights on the resource allocation decisions to consider when it comes to social media and unveils the truth about anxiety and the fear of missing out in the online world, as well as the mental capacity it takes to spread yourself thin across...

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How Do You Respond to Expectations?

In this episode, I will introduce you to one of my favorite tools in my business, The Four Tendencies framework for dealing with expectations.  How we deal with expectations, our own and those of others, has a significant impact on our business and personal lives.  Some of us always go the extra mile for others, but let ourselves down on a regular basis and others are the exact opposite. Knowing our own tendency and that of our clients, our team members, and even our friends and...

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Cut Your To Do List in Half

Whether you're a solopreneur or small business owner, we all tend to have a never ending to-do list that can leave us feeling overworked and overwhelmed. In this episode, I highlight the necessity of being aware of one's limitations and prioritizing high-quality tasks, especially as a creative problem solver.  I also cover the importance of integrating novelty into business strategies without disrupting oneself, and understanding one's motivations and genuine capabilities. It’s...

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Is it Time for a Social Media Sabbatical?

On this episode of The Driven Woman Entrepreneur Podcast, just in time for Independence Day here in the US, I wanted to share my thoughts with you on the subject of social media sabbaticals and why you might want to consider one this summer.  Declaring your independence from social media can be a very effective way to gain clarity on your relationship with these platforms, reassess the value of your current social marketing strategy and help prevent burnout. 

By guiding listeners...

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Create Consistent Client Outcomes by Matching Their Decision Style

Do you ever feel like you're working your hardest, doing everything possible for your clients, but they're still not satisfied with the results? I've experienced that frustration too. Thankfully, I've also discovered that setting realistic client expectations for positive outcomes is the key to enhancing client results and making them happy while keeping our sanity intact as business owners. In this post, I will share my personal journey and the steps I've taken to ensure my clients have a...

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