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The Art of Changing Your Business with Julia Kelly

What does changing your business actually look like? As in starting a new business in a completely different industry and having a totally new offering?

Can you make such a big leap and be successful? What does it take to make not only the shift but the mindset shift?

 On this episode of Untapped, I got to hear all about what it takes from Julia Kelly, co-Founder of Rigits, a remote bookkeeping services company.

 Yet just a few years ago Julia had started gone from being a successful caricature artist to building a whole business and team around doing this for corporates and at events.

In fact I interviewed her about it on my Suitcase Entrepreneur podcast on Debunking the Starving Artist Myth, as I thought her story was really cool.

It’s a perfect example of how Julia took her skills she learned in a job she applied for, and turned it into a side hustle and then a full blown business that almost runs without her.

Now she has a completely different business and a new team, and is well aware that she needs to remain relevant in an industry being very much affected by the future of work – in that accountants are being replaced with systems and automation.

If you tuned into my podcast Embracing the Future of the Future with Frances Valintine then you’ll learn just how quickly the world is changing and adapting to the way in which we are working and who’s doing the work.

Julia is well aware of that and we discussed how they’re adapting to stay relevant and thrive in this new era, and in many ways she’s always been adapting and following her heart.

 Julia’s journey began in college where she started her solopreneur career of being a caricature artist. She was able to grow her skills into a six-figure business and hired other artists as well.

However, after a year, Julia realized that she wasn’t being challenged anymore and that her successful business (which she’s still running today) was not going to be able to grow anymore.

 So what did she do next?

She went back to her roots as a graduate with a B.A. in Accounting and teamed up with a friend and started a company that does bookkeeping and accounting for small businesses and startups.

It was a completely different realm of work from the caricature business, but Julia found it to be exciting plus it tapped into her sweetspot of her accounting knowledge and what she knew would be profitable to her AND beneficial to her clients. 

By taking a risk and changing her business, Julia was able to have a business that had a recurring revenue model – something that her caricature business lacked. She also found that she thrived in having a team and didn’t enjoy being a lone wolf after all.

If you’re also in a rut and feel like you’re not progressing or enjoying your work anymore, definitely check out the full interview to learn more about the art of changing your business and how to tap into your potential!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What it’s like to go from a solo operation to being in a partnership and having employees
  • Why Julia started another business in a completely different industry and what she learned by doing it
  • How to juggle two businesses by having one on autopilot
  • The most common mistakes business owners make with money and how to avoid them

Resources

Check out Rigits for Julia’s bookkeeping and accounting business.

Head to jkexpressions.com to learn more about Julia’s live digital caricature business.

 

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How to Discover a Whole New Life with Lucia Gionvannini

Are you at a point in your life where you’re really not feeling it? 

The career you’ve chosen and the business you have is not as fulfilling as you wanted. Yet maybe to the outside world, it looks like you’ve got it all together. But inside, you’re feeling like there’s a deeper calling that you’re not paying attention to. 

Everything is pointing you towards actually doing that by tapping into your calling and making a bigger impact in the world. 

On this episode of Untapped, I got to chat with the charming Lucia Giovannini and learned how she tapped into her true calling and discovered a whole new life.

Lucia Giovannini is a yogi, life coach, fire-walking instructor and former Italian super-model.

Lucia started modeling by accident quickly realizing that career was bringing her all a girl could hope for, yet it still left her feeling unfulfilled. So after several years, she went on her own healing journey. It was back in the 80-s when she’d get other models to sit with her in a dressing room, chanting “Om”.

Lucia went within, going barefoot for a year, and immersing herself into healing practices. One of the first transformational speakers in Italy, she was soon regarded as the “Louise Hay of Italy”. Her book “A Whole New Life” sold thousands of copies around Europe and was translated into 8 languages.

She’s someone who has had a very successful career but decided to take the leap and embrace her true calling to embark on a whole new life. Definitely something I can relate to!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The tools that can help you remove the barriers that are stopping you from following your true calling
  • Lucia’s thoughts on making radical changes in your life
  • What tangible steps you can take to transform your thoughts and beliefs
  • Lucia’s advice on how to discover a whole new life

Resources

Learn more about Lucia over at www.LuciaGiovannini.com

Check out her free 5 video series here

 

 

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My New Found Freedom

Yesterday I made a pretty damn big announcement that I thought might surprise or even shock many people.

Instead it ended up rocking my world with over hundreds of heartfelt and insightful comments on my personal profile and well over 5,000 views already!

So what is this news you may ask?

Watch this Facebook Live Video to find out.

 

I am still nervous, yet also excited, to let you know that after seven years, I am stepping away from my beloved business and brand, The Suitcase Entrepreneur.

Instead I’m fully embracing stepping into being ME and my own brand as a FREEDOMIST, and focusing on YOUR personal daily freedom.

I’m going 100% in on developing a freedom framework from the research that started in late 2015 over at Right2Freedom, and through my new podcast that started in January this year, Quest for Freedom.

This is my calling and I feel so much more FREE to expand both personally and professionally now.

Yes, this will mean some significant changes coming up that you will be the first to know about. But for now all you need to know is that I aim to bring more joy, happiness and freedom into your everyday life from now on.

PS. This was the best decision ever I’ve ever made and, it seems from the overwhelming feedback, is needed now more than ever.

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