The Ideal Life Club Podcast
#59: 6 steps to start a podcast that promotes your business

#59: 6 steps to start a podcast that promotes your business

June 24, 2020

So today’s episode is for you if you’ve ever thought about starting a podcast that promotes your business. I’m going to be talking you through 6 steps to go from scratch to confidently planning, creating, and launching a podcast that you can be proud of.

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#58: Turn a skill into an award-winning business with Jenni Dunman

#58: Turn a skill into an award-winning business with Jenni Dunman

June 10, 2020

Have you ever wondered how to turn one of the skills you’ve learned in your career or your life into a sustainable business? Perhaps it’s a skill that comes easily to you but others don’t enjoy or find challenging?

Well, my guest today did just that. I’m joined by Jenni Dunman, founder of award-winning first aid company, Daisy First Aid, which numbers celebrities amongst its clientele.

In our interview, you’ll hear how a potentially life-threatening event became a light bulb moment which led to Jenni starting her business. You’ll also hear how she pretty quickly realized that her first business model didn’t allow her the flexibility she needed to fit in with her family life and how that led her to switch to a brand new model that initially, she didn’t know anything about.

I don’t know about you, but I always find it reassuring when I hear that other successful business owners have had to deal with mindset challenges like imposter syndrome, fear of public speaking, networking nerves. And Jenni is so open about how she’s had to face these issues in her own business. Jenni also shares two key things that have changed her life as a business owner (and it’s perhaps not what you’d think), why it’s key to have a strong niche and to know what makes you different from other providers in your industry, why it’s important to focus on one thing and perfect it before you move on to other areas and how her business has had to pivot to respond quickly to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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#57: 2 things you need to be successful

#57: 2 things you need to be successful

May 27, 2020

Hey there, Michelle here and welcome back to The Ideal Life Club Podcast. So today’s episode is for you if you’ve been struggling to hit your goals or to see the success in your life or work that you’d hoped for. I’m going to be unpacking two key things you need and how to get them, PLUS there’s an exciting announcement coming up towards the end of the show too that you’re not going to want to miss.

Now before we started with this mini-training episode, if you’ve been listening to the show for a while now you likely know a bit about my background and why I’m passionate about helping business owners to feel freaking proud of themselves again in their work AND their life. But we’ve had some new listeners joining us recently, so if you’ll indulge me, I just wanted to take a moment to say a big welcome to the podcast and just share a little bit about me for those of you who DON’T know me. 

So I’m a business and life coach, author, online course creator and I live here in the UK in a 16th century barn that has more holes than a cheese grater with my husband Stewart, my two kids and four crazy Indian runner ducks. If you’re following me on Instagram you’ll have seen a post from me recently with three things my ducks have taught me about business so, yeah, they’re pretty much a fixture in our lives. Life is good and while I’ve had to work hard over the last 10 years to get where I am today, I do feel blessed and so grateful for all that I have.

But here’s the thing, it’s not always been that way for me. I know what it’s like to not understand how things got so turned upside down, to feel lost and overwhelmed and to wish I could just make a fresh start. 10 years ago I went from a successful career in marketing working for major household names to not being able to get out of bed in the morning. I was living in China as an expat, dealing with severe birth trauma after the premature birth of our baby daughter, Amelia, and an epidural that didn’t fully work, which led to postpartum depression and me frankly being unable to deal with everyday life.  I was completely overwhelmed and after an intervention led me to therapy I managed to get from non-functioning to functioning but I needed so much more than that. I was determined that I was going to get back on my feet, to become the woman I was before. I needed to do that for myself, for my husband and to be a role model for my baby daughter.

And that’s where my journey of personal development began, and after I discovered the step by step process to rediscover my inner fire, to reignite my passion for life, I realised that my journey was also my purpose - to help other people take back control and start living THEIR ideal life, to become the person THEY want to be, to start creating success on THEIR terms.

When clients come to me, they often say that the thing they’re missing in their life, the thing they need most to get back on track or to hit their goals, is confidence. But I know without a shadow of a doubt from my personal journey, that confidence ISN’T the main thing we need to get that kick-started, there are two other things that we need WAAAAY more than that. And I want to share them with you in today’s episode.

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Shownotes: michellereevescoaching.com/listen

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#56: Social media mini-masterclass with Corrie Jones

#56: Social media mini-masterclass with Corrie Jones

May 13, 2020

Hey there, Michelle here and welcome back to The Ideal Life Club Podcast.

When I started this podcast, this little space in sound waves, it was really important to me that there was content in each and every episode to help you take action in YOUR business. And oh my, today’s episode is the poster child for that vision!

I’m joined by Corrie Jones, CEO and founder of Social Media Agency Untapped Digital for what might just be one of the most actionable episodes I’ve recorded so far. It's practically a social media masterclass.

In our interview, you’ll hear about Corrie’s brave jump into running her own business at only 23, how important it was for her to get solid advice from mentors who had been there before her and how age doesn’t have to be a barrier to success in business. But you’ll also hear a TON of top tips and the latest advice on how to use social media in your business, Corrie’s view on whether we should still be selling in the current Covid-19 pandemic, and what you need to be prioritizing in your content strategy right now. This episode is so packed with tips you’re definitely going to want to pause and grab and notebook to take down some killer notes!

Shownotes: michellereevescoaching.com/listen

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#55: Productivity Tips Part 2 (Covid-19 series)

#55: Productivity Tips Part 2 (Covid-19 series)

April 29, 2020

So if you joined me for the last episode, you’ll remember it was all about how to be more productive while we’re all working from home. And I promised that wasn’t the end of my tips on productivity. I know this is a hot topic for so many of you right now - and let’s face it I’m in the same position as you, trying to do all the things with a houseful of people when I’m used to working on my own most days while the kids are at school - and I’m so passionate about bringing you the help you need right now. So  I went out to my network and asked them to share their top productivity tips too. I have to say a huge thank you to everyone who jumped on board to do just that because we have some great tips in today’s show!

Shownotes: You'll find all the links for today's guests at michellereevescoaching.com/listen

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#54: Productivity Tips Part 1 (Covid-19 series)

#54: Productivity Tips Part 1 (Covid-19 series)

April 15, 2020

Recently I spoke in one of my favorite membership groups about productivity in the strange new normal that we’re all having to navigate right now, and I shared my 10 strategies for being more productive while we’re working from home. So I thought it would be fun and useful to share that whole presentation with you on today’s show. As always you’ll find all the links I mention in this episode at michellereevescoaching.com/listen

#53: How to boost your image with Kate Evans

#53: How to boost your image with Kate Evans

April 1, 2020

Hey there, Michelle here and welcome back to The Ideal Life Club Podcast.

Ok, so if you’re a regular listener you’ll know that one of my goals for this podcast is to share real-life stories of women who have overcome challenges to live their ideal life or help others to do just that. My aim with these interviews is to inspire YOU to find your passion, step out into your power, set yourself exciting goals and know that you have the strength inside you to overcome your challenges and start living YOUR ideal life.

Today I’m joined by one of the loveliest and wisest women I’ve had the pleasure to meet over the past year. Kate Evans is an image consultant and life coach with over 14 years experience helping her clients to look, feel and be the most confident and effective version of themselves.

Following a background in teaching and interior design, Kate had her colours done and loved having a plan to work with when she was choosing her clothes - knowing what styles and colours suited her made shopping for outfits so much easier. In fact she loved it so much she trained as an image consultant.

In our interview you’ll hear how, following a personal crisis in her family, Kate had to accelerate her business way faster than she was expecting to and is now booked out months in advance. You’ll hear her personal rant about fashion influencers, and if you’re someone who’s interested in diversifying your income and pivoting into different channels you will love listening to Kate share how as well as working with one to one clients she now runs an online membership program for people who want instant help and advice as well as working with corporations, helping their employees tap into the transformative power of a carefully considered working wardrobe, dress professionally and in a style that’s aligned with how their company wants to be represented.

You’ll also hear about the six daily habits and practices Kate uses to keep herself productive while working from home. And of course I had to take the opportunity to pick Kate’s brain for her top tips to overcome the challenges we, as business owners, have dressing to represent our brands… she has some great advice you don’t want to miss here and we also talk about what happens if you make a change like cutting your hair - something close to my heart right now which you’ll know if you follow me over on Instagram.

Show notes: michellereevescoaching.com/listen

#52: Passive income 101 with Lisa Johnson

#52: Passive income 101 with Lisa Johnson

March 25, 2020
 
#51: Staying proactive in a crisis with Charlie Day (Covid-19 Series)

#51: Staying proactive in a crisis with Charlie Day (Covid-19 Series)

March 18, 2020

 Today in this bonus episode, I wanted to reach out to anyone feeling overwhelmed...

With the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe, schools closing, travel plans being cancelled and the situation around us changing daily, it's no wonder that many business owners, and particularly small business owners are starting to feel overwhelmed and anxious about how to keep their businesses going.

There's a lot which is out of our control at the moment and clearly we're having to react to decisions which have been made for might have a big impact on us. But that doesn't mean that we can't do anything.

So I wanted to record this bonus episode for you with award-winning entrepreneur, Charlie Day, a multiple business owner with over 60 franchisees, to share some strategies that you can use to stay proactive in your business during this challenging time.

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#50: Top tips roundup to celebrate our 50th episode

#50: Top tips roundup to celebrate our 50th episode

March 11, 2020

Well now let me just say that today's is an extra special episode because it is our 50th show - I can’t believe it! I’m so grateful to you for listening and sharing your thoughts and comments since I launched the show in January 2019. It’s been my absolute pleasure sharing the journeys of some incredible women in business and I know that you’ve loved hearing about the challenges that they’ve faced and how they overcame them.

So to celebrate our half-century (that just makes me tingle even as I’m saying it), I thought it would be fun to do something a little different for this week’s show and share some of my favorite tips from the top 10 episodes so far.

Now, frankly I had to cut this episode right down because I could have just gone on and on for hours, there are so many great tips in ALL the shows, but I know your time is precious and I do try to keep each episode under an hour for you so that you can listen at the gym or when you’re driving as I know many of you are.

So I went into the show statistics (which I can do at Podbean, my podcast hosting platform, which I absolutely recommend if starting a podcast is on your goals list this year by the way) and I picked out the top 10 shows in terms of the number of downloads that they had - interestingly 7 of those were interviews and 3 were the shows that I record for you with my own hints and tips - but anyway, these are the shows that YOU, my listeners, have voted for with your ears so that felt like a good way to cut down the list. 

Enjoy the show!

Giveaway

Plus to make this episode EXTRA special I’m running a giveaway where one of my UK listeners will receive a bundle of goodies. Full details are on my instagram page at: instagram.com/michellereevescoaching

Shownotes: michellereevescoaching.com/listen

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