Tag: untapped

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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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

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6 Rules to Finish What You Start

 

Given we all have 24 hours in a day, I’m constantly surprised by how many people squander that precious time and waste it on things they know they shouldn’t be doing.

I see this all the time with my friends, loved ones and my peers, and do my best to share my knowledge on habits, time management and tools to help them. 

Most of the time they end up resenting where their time went and what they didn’t achieve.

So how can you avoid this?

Well, you can start by listening to this podcast episode where I divulge the 6 Rules to Finishing What You Start.

I’ve read my fair share of books and one of the most inspiring is Peter Hollin’s “Finish What You Start”. 

In this book, he shares his lifelong curiosity around how we manage our time and also why we don’t finish the things that we start. He then goes into a plethora of practical ways to reclaim our time and actually get things done!

One of the methods he suggests, that I found to be a real eye-opener, is creating a manifesto. A manifesto, in his words, is nothing more than a set of rules to follow everyday.

By having this manifesto as your guiding principle, you immediately place a value on your time and activities that makes you prioritize what’s important, and it acts as a guiding star for any new projects you may want to start, and to avoid any distractions that will inevitably come your way.

He also shares 6 rules to finishing what you start, and I divulge these on this podcast episode, but in a nutshell they are:

Rule 1: Are you acting out of laziness? If so, is this a characterization you want about yourself?

Rule 2: Three major tasks a day, maximum.

Rule 3: Create daily limitations and requirements for yourself.

Rule 4: Reaffirm your intentions by stating “I want,” “I will,” and “I won’t” statements.

Rule 5: Try to look into the future, 10 minutes, hours, and days at a time. Do you like what you see when you consider not following through?

Rule 6: It’s just 10 minutes, right? So if you want to quit, it’s just 10 minutes. And if you need to wait, it’s just 10 minutes.

I go into more detail on what each of these rules means and how to apply them and also share 

  • How to write a manifesto
  • How to reaffirm your intentions

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Let me know what you think of this episode and if you enjoy the insights I shared into how to value your time consciously and make the most of every minute.

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Beat Procrastination by Managing Your Emotions

Lately, with the sheer amount of work I’ve put on my own plate, and take full responsibility for, I’ve found myself procrastinating more than I’d like to admit.

Procrastination – the thing we all love to hate but can’t avoid…until now!

Turns out, what has always been viewed as another form of laziness or perfection (depending on which side of the coin you place yourself), actually has nothing to do with time management at all!

After reading a fantastic NYTimes article, it appears it’s not about time management but emotions management – which is something we as humans can definitely work on controlling.

Here’s what the article quotes:

“A 2013 study, Dr. Pychyl and Dr. Sirois found that procrastination can be understood as “the primacy of short-term mood repair … over the longer-term pursuit of intended actions.”

Put simply, procrastination is about being more focused on “the immediate urgency of managing negative moods” than getting on with the task, Dr. Sirois said.”

This makes so much sense to me. We feel bad when we procrastinate, but because we often procrastinate by getting something else done, that’s not priority but is useful, we temporarily feel better.

Until we return to the shite feelings of still being behind, stressed, anxious, self-doubt and even more horrible emotions that procrastination briefly took us away from.

Before we know it, we get stuck in an endless chronic cycle of rewarding those bad feelings through the habit of procrastination.  

There is an alternative, six in fact, and I think you’re going to like them and by the end of this podcast, even implement them, rather than procrastinating right?!

In this episode I share with you:

  • Why you’re not a lazy person even if you procrastinate
  • Why procrastination is not a time management problem, but an emotions management one
  • The real reason we procrastinate and how to break the chronic cycle
  • How to rewire our brain to a Bigger Better Offer than the reward of procrastination
  • Six positive ways to beat procrastination

Resources

Read this NYTimes article: Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control) 

Short video by Mel Robbins: The reason you procrastinate (It’s not what you think) 

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The simple way to crush your next 90 days

It’s April 1st and it’s time to raise to get serious about the next 275 days you have to make the most of in 2019.

Yet you and I know, if we are to look at the whole nine months we still have to make the most of this year, we won’t necessarily make the most of our time.

However, if we focus on a 3 month sprint, we will definitely place a sense of positive urgency around the things that matter most.

We will inevitably get clear on our priorities and what really matters, because the results we want are just 3 months away, and that’s close enough to feel real!

In this episode I share with you:

  • My process for setting my quarterly goals and intentions, and making sure they are spread across the 8 categories of life I value most
  • Why focusing across these areas gives you a more balanced approach to working towards goals and intentions that will improve your whole life, not just your money or work situation.
  • My actual goals I set for the Q1 of 2019 and how I progressed – and a few surprises that I threw in too about a JOB!
  • What I’ve set myself up for in Q2 and how that translates into my monthly, weekly and daily goals using our Life Pilot System.

Find out more about that at lifepilot.co and come join us!

One thing I didn’t mention in the podcast, but will focus on next week, is that I also set up my Quarterly Business Goals today using my 1 Page Biz Plan template, and that felt really good too.

I love this tool I’ve designed and you can get a free template here to use yourself to make sure you crush Q2.