Untapped Podcast

Choosing the Right Revenue Streams to Get Paid To Be You

I’m a firm believer that if you know how to package your unique talents, skills and knowledge you can get paid to be you in more ways than you can imagine!

I also know this to be true as not only have I had up to 9 revenue streams in my business built around me, I’ve worked with and interviewed hundreds of others doing the same.

What’s crazy is the variety of ways in which people have built multiple revenue streams and in all sorts of industries and niches. Sometimes the mind boggles at what’s possible!

In Chapter 6 of my book, The Freedom Plan, I wrote about the key ways to help you identify your best path to monetization.

I then backed this up with over 10 awesome case studies, with people just like you and I, who are earning a great living leveraging their sweetspot and turning it into multiple revenue streams.

To celebrate the release of my audiobook later this month here’s my GIFT to you 🎁 – an early release of some of the juicy goodness contained within that chapter in this podcast episode.

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Grow Your Business on Instagram with Elise Darma

Instagram has long been one of my favourite social media platforms – until it came to using it for business.

I had always found it a place I went to for inspiration, to keep up with my friends and peers and witness some beautiful photography.

Then over time the platform became increasingly promotional and showy and less about #nofilters and #reallife and as it did, I struggled to figure out how to use it authentically and effectively to gain new leads and clients for my business.

So when I first came across Elise Darma on Instagram, with her refreshing style, wonderful travel images and equally valuable Instagram musings, I thought ‘This chick is doing it right’.

I continued to watch her journey, how she posted, what she posted and how she cleverly weaved in promotions to her blog content, courses and her webinar on teaching entrepreneurs how to use Instagram to grow their business.

Unlike so many other folks I was watching from the sidelines, Elise was actually teaching how to get leads and sales in a more personal and effective way. So I hired her for a personal Instagram strategy session and made some changes to my profile and things started to click.

During our session I learned, not only some Instagram strategies, but how much she loves being a digital nomad (like I was at the time) and how Instagram had allowed her to become the founder of a content marketing agency for e-commerce brands called Canupy.

While growing the agency, Elise has traveled to Bali, Hawaii, Australia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Spain, Portugal, the British Virgin Islands (and got to visit Necker Island while there).

Figuring that she was growing her clients Instagram accounts so successfully, she realized she could walk the talk and show others how to do it by growing her own personal brand @elisedarma

In less than a year she reached over 60,000 followers! What’s more she founded a second business to help others achieve their own “travelpreneur” goals. Along the way he’s been featured for her Instagram expertise in publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Brit + Co, Elite Daily, Teachable and Later.

Today, Elise works one-on-one with clients so that their own businesses (and Instagrams) can thrive, and so they can build their own life of freedom and travel. You can see how aligned we are in our thinking, and what’s even cooler is in our interview, she shared how she found me early on in her journey and how that impacted her….

She’s the perfect example of how to get paid to be you, by figuring out your sweetspot and monetising your skills, knowledge and talents into multiple revenue streams.

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Choose Your Attitude with Debra Searle

Do you wake up some mornings on the wrong side of the bed, and then the rest of the day proceeds to go to custard?

Do you ever wish that you could instead, choose your attitude and have the best day ever?

There’s a rather special person I know who has mastered this more than anyone else I’ve ever met and thankfully she is always sharing the simple yet powerful ways in which we can take charge of our own life and attitude.

Debra Searle is a unique and inspiring individual who is truly tapping into her potential.

Debra first hit the headlines when she and her husband set out to row across the Atlantic. Unfortunately, her husband and rowing partner had to be rescued within just days of setting off.

Debra continued on alone and rowed 3000 miles across the Atlantic single-handedly!

It should have taken them 6 weeks but, to achieve her goal, Debra ended up spending 3 ½ months at sea alone. During that time she had to dig deep to endure this arduous crossing and it’s here where she developed the tools and mindset to be able to deal with pretty much anything life threw at her.

She also lead a group of women (which included me!) known as The Sisterhood to a new World Record for Dragon Boating across the English Channel in 2007.

This particular adventure created huge media interest in the UK due to a rather famous teammate – Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge.

She achieved a first class honours degree, has launched four companies, won Gold World Championship medals for Great Britain, presented over 40 programmes for the BBC, had two books published and became the youngest ever trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Her Majesty The Queen has recognised Debra on two occasions – in 2002 with an MBE and in 2014 with an MVO. She has spoken at over 1000 events across 38 countries.

This 2019 Debra will be making frequent trips to Hollywood as the movie telling the story of her Atlantic row is currently in development.

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How Jennifer Lachs Went From Chemist to Digital Nomad Girls Founder

 

Jennifer Lachs is a former scientist turned freelance writer and the founder of Digital Nomad Girls, a community for location independent women around the world.

She has made it her mission to connect, inspire and empower other nomad girls and foster community online and offline through her virtual coworking community, the DNG Inner Circle, and mastermind retreats in Europe and beyond.

Yet her story is a beautiful collection of taking the path less chosen, taking some leaps at the right time and trusting her instinct. It’s also a perfect example of how, when you’re willing to do the work and understand who you are and what you offer, that you CAN get paid to be you, and help a ton of other people while you’re at it.

Originally from Germany. Jennifer is tough to pin down these days, as she’s taken over my role as the ‘Suitcase Entrepreneur’ with her own style! I’ve not met many people who put as much time, attention and energy into their community and clients as Jennifer, and it’s the key reason she’s developed a tribe of adoring fans and friends, as well as a successful business.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How Jennifer went from scientist to digital nomad
  • Her top tips for running a successful Facebook group
  • The top 3 skills Jennifer gained from leading and valuing her 20K+ Facebook members
  • How she took her skills and knowledge and created multiple revenue streams doing what she loves most 
  • The importance of mindset to being successful in all areas of life

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How to Monetise Your Expertise

I believe that every single person who has skills and knowledge, when combined with a love for what they do and know, can monetise all of this and get paid to be themselves.

And not just because that’s exactly what I did 9 years ago when I started the Suitcase Entrepreneur blog….although that’s certainly made me more bias!

I had no freaking idea that I would end up building a business from my blog by tapping into my sweetspot, the intersection of what you know, what you’re good at and what you can get paid for.

But it’s more than just that, it’s combining ALL of you, into something that people are willing to invest in, and becoming someone they want to learn from.

Looking back to my childhood, school days and what I naturally enjoyed and was good at, through to my University days, jobs I landed, people I hung out with, activities I did and I realized that what I ended up building, was really an extension of all the things I LOVE to do.

Add in a ton of value for others and you have yourself a perfect platform from which to monetize your expertise (if you’re willing to do the work, dig deep and commit to the journey of course)!

I became a ‘Leading Learner’ by being an avid student of business, travel and life, and then teaching and coaching others on how to come up to speed so they could go after their dreams too.

I shared my exact path, that I turned my humble blog into multiple revenue streams bringing in a quarter of a million US$ dollars per year over the space of 4 years, in Chapter 5 of The Freedom Plan book.

I’m currently in the process of recording and publishing the audiobook version, and when I was recording this chapter, I was like damn girl, this is really good shit and more people need to know how to do this.

My gift to you is how to Monetise Your Expertise.

I’m giving this entire chapter away as a free episode of my UNTAPPED podcast!

Here’s what you’ll learn in this podcast episode:

  • The exact way in which I built my revenue streams from scratch.
  • What steps you can take to layer your revenue streams as you grow.
  • Nine key steps to take to monetise yourself using your sweet spot.

Want to be first to be notified on when I release the audiobook version?

Get on the waitlist here!

How to Tap Into the Future of Work

Imagine the future of work, what do you see? And more importantly how do you want to show up in it?

The way in which we work and the type of work we will be doing in the next few years is already shifting right before our eyes, and I personally see more opportunity than ever.

But a lot of people are scared and that’s because the workplace of tomorrow is an uncertain place.

We live in a rapidly changing world, and design innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and big data are rapidly changing the fundamental nature of how we live and work.

What’s more these technologies are evolving at an exponential rate  – and as more jobs and work gets automated, you can see why there’s a fear of being replaced by robots!

Actually that is going to happen with some work, especially around data, that is expected to be more machine-powered.

But there will also be a proliferation of new work and jobs created that will require human skills in areas like problem solving, communication, listening, interpretation and design.

One thing is for sure, it’s becoming critical to understand how this future of work movement is going to impact you, your profession or business and understand how to design a secure future amidst this disruption.

What can you get paid to do and be, what skills will you need to learn and master to ensure you remain relevant and in demand for the foreseeable future?

The future of work is us – people.

We think creatively, we use our emotional intelligence, we teach, communicate, value judgements and share wisdom. We must reconsider how jobs are designed and work to adapt and learn for future growth.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What exactly is the future of work?
  • How is it going to impact you and what can you do to tap into it?
  • The new culture needed to future proof your business or career*
  • A great tool to figure out where your interests and competencies lie
  • How to turn yourself into a LifeLong Learning Lab to remain relevant

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*As promised here are the organization diagrams courtesy of the Future of Work Collective to show you the difference between the traditional hierarchical organization
 
Future of Work Old Cultural Way of Working
 
And the new decentralized, collaborative way of working, learning and leading. 
Future of Work  New Ways of Working
 
Future of Work Collective Model to become a lifelong learner
FOW Life Long Learning Lab

My 90 Day Challenge To You

If I told you that you had 90 days to create something awesome, what would you choose to do?

Would you train for a triathlon, aim to renovate part of your house, finish your book manuscript or would you want to create a profitable online course?

That’s my challenge to you in today’s episode of Untapped, I challenge you to take the next 90 days and create something that you’ve been putting off!

As using our Life Pilot planning system has taught me, it’s way easier to look at and plan for the next 90 days, versus a year or two, and then break it down into monthly, weekly and daily actions to get you there and make it happen.

I’ve accomplished a lot in my life by chunking down my big hairy audacious goals into something I can achieve in 3 months or less and I want to share with you how you can do this too.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How it’s easier to achieve more in 90 days than you can in a year
  • What 90 day challenges I’ve undertaken over the years and which ones worked out
  • Why 90 days is the perfect amount of time in which to launch your first (or fifth) online course
  • How to take up a special invite to a free masterclass I’m hosting with Jess at Teachable to show you how 

If you’re short on time and can’t listen to the episode (13 mins), then come along to “The Creator Challenge: How to create your own profitable online course in the next 3 months” free 45-minute masterclass that I’ll be doing with my friend Jess over at Teachable on May 24th at 4:00pm EST (1:00pm PST).

Here’s just a taste of what you’ll learn in this 45-minute class…

  • The 5 key types of online course businesses and how to identify which is best for you
  • Lessons from the 5,319 online courses that generated revenue last month
  • The 3-step framework you can use to choose the right course topic (that will actually attract your dream students)
  • Strategies you can use to create a curriculum that provides real results
  • Tips for recording a beautiful course that you can be proud of — even if you’re on a budget and haven’t used a camera before
  • Everything you need to know about marketing your course as a first-timer
  • An 8-day course launch framework that hundreds of creators have used to enroll their first students in their new courses (including the exact email templates they used!)
  • And a whole lot more!

Save your spot for the Creator Challenge Masterclass right here!

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Comfort vs Growth

Are you stuck in the comfort zone?

Are you getting a little bored and discontented with where you’re at in life?

Isn’t it time you stepped out of your comfort zone?

This is a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately, especially since I started training for triathlons, which regularly stretch me beyond my comfort zone and push me mentally and physically.

What I wasn’t prepared for were all the other benefits this would bring me, because even though going beyond your comfort zone can be uncomfortable – the benefits are that you learn, grow and go further than you imagined you could. 

And that’s just for starters!

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, therapist and author of Better Than Perfect, says people who regularly seek out fresh experiences tend to be more creative and emotionally resilient than those who remain stuck in routine.

“Breaking your own mould can only make you stronger and more confident to reach higher levels in your professional and personal life,” she says.

Being uncomfortable can be a great thing. It isn’t easy but it’s worth it.

Are you ready to break out of your comfort zone?

In this episode I share with you:

  • Why it’s easy to stay in the comfort zone
  • The many benefits of being uncomfortable
  • Things that I’m doing to step outside of my comfort zone

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How to Tap Into Your Evolutionary Intelligence with Andrew Leitch

How do we remain present in a busy digital world and be really focused on the now?

It’s a question I ponder every day and when I heard Andrew Leitch speak recently, at an Entrepreneurs Organization meetup, on this very topic, I listened intently.

Andrew believes that our connection to our purpose and the energy that this connection gives us, is the fast track to tapping into our creative genius, our most connected and engaged states, and our fullest human potential.

 

After a professional career in ballet, and 15 years on stage, Andrew went on to study psychotherapy. 

He pursued his passion to bring together ancient indigenous knowledge and spent extensive time with the indigenous people of Australia and abroad, whilst completing formal training as a Body Psychotherapist with the Institute of Energy Science.

Andrew has gone on to develop the Evolutionary Intelligence Process, which is a simple yet powerful, structured personal development pathway, using the 5 Keys of:

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Regulation
  • Connection
  • Purpose
  • Integration

In addition to his work with individuals and organisations, Andrew leads retreats alongside Indigenous healers to Central Australia through his other business, Spirit Adventure Tours.

In this episode Andrew Leitch and I dive into:

  • What lead him to his path
  • The last thing we take consideration of
  • What is the Evolutionary Intelligence process?
  • The 5 keys to Evolutionary Intelligence

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How to be vulnerable, present and courageous

I’ve just recently watched Brene Brown’s Netflix special called “Brené Brown: The Call to Courage” and in this program she discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty.

And this is what we are going to talk about in this podcast: vulnerability and courage.

In this episode, Osmaan and I will dive deeper into not dwelling on past stories and also not being too focused in the future.

Osmaan is a performance and mindset coach and he is passionate about enabling individuals and businesses create Rapid Transformations, in their thinking, feelings, behaviours, opportunities and results!

In this episode we dive into:

  • The risks of dwelling on the past
  • What happens in our brains when we think about past memories
  • Why you shouldn’t worry about the future
  • What does it mean to be vulnerable
  • Tips to help you live in the moment
  • Understanding goals and habits

Connect with Osmaan

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