Sacred Structure and the Importance of Support withBritt Bolnick

 
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On today’s episode we have Britt Bolnick, the founder of In Arms Coaching. She’s a six figure business coach and speaker who is deeply in service to women who are fully committed to building a lucrative business they love that also leaves them time to enjoy life.

Britt took herself from a struggling single mother on food stamps to a present work-at-home owner of a thriving small business. Once she grew In Arms Coaching to six figures, she founded a non-profit dog rescue and still continues to lead her heart centered biz with ease, and more free time than most entrepreneurs.

In today’s episode, we dive into a few topics like…

  • The importance of Sacred Structure & how she treats time as a container

  • An inside look at how her 3-day workweek is set up

  • The importance of support and not trying to do it all

  • An exercise for looking inwards and addressing your fears

 

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How to balance business and kiddos!

 
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Many of you here in my beautiful community are moms like me. And, many of you come to me with questions wondering how I create work-life harmony for me, my family and business.

Being a present mom and wife is essential for me. Lifestyle is my #1 priority.

Yes, I completely adore YOU and my business, but creating a happy, healthy, fulfilling life has always been of utmost importance to me -- and I’m guessing it is to you, too, since you’re here with me now :-)

So that brings me to our conversation today: how to balance business and kiddos!

(Not always an easy thing to do, but so worth it when you realize what an amazing example you can set for your kids by showing them what’s possible.)

First off, I want to explain what I mean by balance…

Balance to me is not about static perfection -- it’s about harmony. Finding a healthy ebb and flow. Finding a rhythm that’s sustainable. I see too many women thinking they have to do everything and be everything ALL. THE. TIME. That is not balance -- it’s insanity!

Ok, so now that we’ve got that covered, let’s talk through a few key things that have helped me create balance for myself, my family and my business.

  1. Support -- You can’t do it alone. You’ve heard it takes a village to raise a child. It’s true! So lean on your village. Ask for what you need in order to carve out time and space for your dreams: your partner to take the kids out for the afternoon, a friend to pick up or drop them off, your mom to babysit. People want to help, so let them :-)

  2. Do it YOUR WAY -- I’m guessing you may have found me (or at least know about) my 3-day workweek. For years I tried to hustle my way to success, but nothing worked. I wasn’t bringing my best self when I was stressed and pushing all day long. After my first daughter arrived, I prioritize my lifestyle in a way I had never done before and started my 3-day workweek, and things TOOK OFF. Never be afraid to do what makes sense for you, your family and your business. You know what’s best. Trust it.

  3. Get Guidance -- After switching to my 3-day workweek, I began to study other success women entrepreneurs with children and soon realized not a single one of them was doing it all by themselves. They had coaches, mentors, exec boards, masterminds and team members that would advise them, guide them and help them out. If you’re currently solopreneuring it, you can only get so far. (It took me 7 looong years to figure that out!) If you’re ready to uplevel and get the personal guidance you need to create full-time income working part-time hours, I’d love to explore working together. Book a chat here.

  4. Incremental Upgrades -- Don’t think everything has to change overnight! When we push ourselves too hard and too fast, we fall. (Just take a look at your kiddos to figure that out, right?!) Instead of quantum leaps, aim for incremental upgrades. Small, consistent, feel-good steps in the direction of your dreams. Sure, maybe you’d love to quit your full-time job, but right now it’s contributing financially -- so maybe an incremental upgrade could be requesting to work from home 1 day a week or get a half-day on Fridays. Maybe you’d love to bring on an assistant to help you, but are scared it’ll cost too much. Why not hire someone for just 5-10 hours a month? Start small and move consistently -- you’ll be surprised what a difference it makes.

  5. Community -- Ever hear that you’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with? Something I’ve discovered that has been the key to my business expanding to the 6-figure level is surrounding myself with the right people. Having ladies who get me, understand my business and share my values is vital, sanity-saving and just FUN! I learn from their wins (and mistakes), we collaborate, support one another and challenge each other to continue to dream big and then BIGGER. (Psst...I’m putting together my first high-level mastermind for women who are ready to scale to 6-figures in the next 12-18 months. If you’re interested in joining, you can read more about that here.)

Lastly, I just want to remind you that you’re amazing, and you’ve got this. I believe in YOU.

 

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Connect with a Tribe of Thriving female entrepreneurs!

Are there days when you feel like there is simply not enough of you to go around? You know what you “should” do, but…doing it… well, that is another story.

If you ever feel like that, I want to share something super special with you!

You can learn how to take control of your life, personal and professional, while earning more and working less. Sound good? All you need is to learn new strategies and accept guidance.

I’m SUPER excited to share an opportunity with you. One that offers you the chance to learn these strategies and where to find this guidance!

I’d be completely honored to have you koin me and 21+ EXPERTS for a FREE Online Event & Gift Giveaway: Discover the keys to Create Time + Money Freedom!

During this event, you will learn tools and strategies from leading experts -- coaches, therapists, entrepreneurs -- who will teach you how to:

  • Address money issues

  • Understand self-worth

  • Manage time

  • Set firm boundaries

  • Practice self-care

  • Embrace self-compassion

  • Assume self-efficacy

 Also included in this event are 21+ free gifts loaded with tools and strategies that have been specifically designed to help you CREATE TIME + MONEY FREEDOM!

This event has been designed with the busy female entrepreneur in mind!

Every interview is a 30-45 minute audio clip. This makes it super convenient for you to listen to while you’re on the go. And all interviews are hosted by successful therapist and entrepreneur, Dr. Julie Merriman.

There is hope. You do not have to dread and question yourself every day. You can make the difference!

The experts on this special panel will blow you away with all the valuable strategies and tools they will share with you!

You will network with other like-minded entrepreneurial women. You will become a member of an empowered tribe of women who are THRIVING and living a vibrant lifestyle!

I have been there. I think all of us bold enough to start our own businesses have hit a wall every now and then. But, when we choose to come out of the shadows refusing to suffer in silence, we learn empowerment and to feel different. When we reach out, we realize we are not alone. There is a beautiful tribe of brave women here to validate our fears, but also, generously share their time-tested tools and strategies.

And, the fact you’re reading this tells me this is important to you. Good for you! You can choose to reach out TODAY to this thriving and vibrant group of women to get the support you long for and deserve.

During this Free Online Event and Gift Giveaway, you can tune in to discover strategies and tools to Create Time + Money Freedom while on the run, grabbing groceries, or snuggled in your comfy chair with a glass of vino. And, you will be in the company of thousands of other women entrepreneurs across the world who desire to a thriving, vibrant lifestyle.

Imagine, this year, making more money and having more time to create your own thriving, vibrant lifestyle! It IS possible.

Most importantly all these valuable strategies and tools are available to you for FREE. That is right, no cost to you!

I can’t wait for you to join me for this incredible event.

P.S. I know you are wondering how this event will be any different. But please trust me when I say, you can expect sound expert advice and professional gifts that could honestly change how you are experiencing your life. Even better, you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain! Join me and thousands of women here.

“I had a 7-figure business but couldn’t make it as a coach”with Holly Worton

 
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We all know that mindset plays an important role in our overall success and happiness, but we often forget that achieving the right mindset takes work. That is why I am so excited to introduce you to today's podcast guest, Holly Worton!

Holly Worton is an author and podcaster who helps women entrepreneurs dissolve their visibility blocks and limiting beliefs around money and success so that they can take easy inspired action and grow their business to new heights. Using a unique process called Heart-Centered Energy Work® and drawing on her 19+ years of business experience, Holly is able to quickly cut through the noise and straight to the heart of any feelings of stuckness, frustration, doubt, overwhelm and anything else that comes up when business isn’t going as well as we’d like.

During this interview with Holly, we cover a variety of topics, like:

  • Her journey with mindset work over the past 5 years and what led her to start
  • How learning PSYCH-K challenged her limiting beliefs, and changed her life
  • The development of her own mindset technique, Heart-Centered Energy Work®
  • Actionable tips for improving your mindset for good

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From Brand New Business to Clients + Group Programs

 
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For the final case study, I wanted to introduce you to an amazing woman I am proud to call a client and friend -- Jasmine.

Jasmine is a Life Strategist Coach, health and fitness advocate, Doctor of physical therapy, wife and “mom” of 2 little pups.

We first connected a year ago. At that time Jasmine was working full-time as a physical therapist and was just starting the process of getting her life coaching certification.

When we began our work together, she had a long list of desires…

  1. Get really clear about my ideal clients

  2. Get really clear about my brand and what I offer

  3. Set up a plan to launch my life coaching business

  4. Establish services, packages and price points

  5. Set up and maintain systems to make life and business easier

  6. Set up automations for email and client bookings

  7. Create a marketing and visibility plan

  8. Turn my business into one that brings in revenue!

Jasmine felt a long way from her dream of having a thriving coaching business and knew there were a few key things standing in her way -- like her mindset (Can I really do this? I don’t know what I’m doing! I’m so overwhelmed! I don’t know what to do next!), not having a mentor, and needing to improve her strategic planning and organization.

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Every session we tackled one of the items on Jasmine’s list, and by the end of our work together, she had a clear plan for the growth of her brand new life coaching business. She finally felt focused, excited and ready to achieve the success she’d been desiring.

When I spoke with Jasmine a couple weeks ago (nearly a year since we first connected), she told me this...

“I can’t believe how far I’ve come in the past year!!! Last year I was just starting my coaching certification and my work with you, and now I have a business I love that’s growing, amazing women I’m working with, and I just launched my first group program!”
— Jasmine R.

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What does your desire list look like? 

What would it mean to have someone in your corner to help you check off each and every item on that list as you move towards full-time income and part-time hours?!

I still have a couple spots available for new private coaching clients. I love working with women, like Jasmine, who know what they want and are ready to partner with a coach to achieve it quickly and with ease.

Here’s what’s included in my private coaching package…

  • 3 months of private one-on-one coaching with me :-)
  • Bespoke action plan to help you reach your biggest goals quickly and with ease
  • An inside look at how I run my business, schedule my workweek and bring in full-time income working part-time hours
  • Unprecedented levels of support, accountability and guidance
  • Access to my network of influencers 
  • Customized tools, resources and systems to fast track your success
  • Complimentary access to ALL my programs

If you know that now is YOUR TIME, apply here, and we’ll set up a time to talk soon to make sure we’re a really good fit to work together.

The deadline for applications is tomorrow, Friday the 24th. If you’ve been reading these case studies and hoping/thinking/wishing it could be YOU -- it can be! There’s no risk or obligation when you apply. You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.

A year from now, you may wish you had started today.
— Karen Lamb

 
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3 Simple Tricks to Make Full-Time Income with Part-Time Hours

 
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A lot of women find me because of my 3-day workweek (perhaps that’s how we connected!) and are super curious about exactly how I set up my schedule and business so that I can make a full-time income working part-time hours.

So, I’m going to let you in on a little secret…

I have a few reliable tricks that have enabled me to create a 6-figure income working less than 20 hours a week, and I want to give you a look at exactly how I do that :-)

If you’re ready for full-time INCOME and part-time HOURS, you’re going to want to read the following very closely because all of what I’m sharing has helped me create my dream life and business and can help you do the same!

Thanks to the tricks I’m sharing below, you’ll discover…

  • The unique way I structure my 3-day workweek so I have plenty of time to work on NEW projects and ideas (and not just constantly be serving my current clients)
     
  • How I keep focused and avoid “shiny object syndrome”
     
  • How you, too, can create your dream life + business with full-time income and part-time hours!

These tricks have allowed me to create the life and business of my dreams -- complete with…

  • 3-day workweeks!!!
  • 4-day weekends with my 2 little girls and husband
  • Plenty of time for self-care, yoga and meditation
  • Freedom to travel with my family
  • Regular date nights with my husband
  • Time and money to buy and cook delicious, organic meals
  • A community of amazing women who I love serving
  • 3 amazing support members who make running my business easy and fun
  • Dream clients who are a joy to work with
  • Full-time income
  • Part-time hours <3

If you know that life is about more than trading dollars for hours at a job you hate, if you know deep down that you’re ready to start boldly stepping in the direction of all that you desire for yourself, your family and your business, these tricks that I’m sharing today will help you do just that! 

Get ready, ‘cause here they come :-)

TRICK #1 - A/B Weeks

I run my business on an A/B Week schedule. Let me explain...

I group all my client calls on my A weeks and leave my B weeks wide open for projects, content creation, consultation calls and creating new business (and income!) 

I love this way of formatting my schedule because it gives me plenty of time and space for continually expanding my business, and my clients love it because they have more time to implement all that we’re working on. Win-win!

TRICK #2 - Avoid Shiny Objects

Nothing kills productivity and momentum like running after a “shiny object”. I know you know what I mean. 

But in case you don’t, I’ll paint a little picture (from my own experience!). You’re working towards a goal, you’re making progress, maybe it’s a little slower than you want, you start questioning its viability, you start doubting and worrying, then a new idea presents itself, YES! this is the answer to ALL of your problems. So, you drop the previous project and head off into the sunset with the new idea, but the honeymoon only lasts so long, and the whole cycle repeats itself. No fun.

How do I avoid shiny objects? 

By finishing this one statement and reminding myself of it DAILY. 

Ask yourself...

All roads in my business lead to ___________________________. 
(booking a call with me, joining my free Facebook Group, enrolling in my program, buying my book, purchasing my tripwire product, signing up for a webinar, etc.)

Once you define the ONE THING you’re driving everything to, you’ll have a clear gauge whether a new idea is a distracting shiny object or a great idea leading you further down your intended road.

TRICK #3 - Don’t reinvent the wheel

I am where I am in business and life because I’ve learned from and aligned myself with the best. The best mentors, coaches and support people.

When I encounter a problem, instead of going it alone, I seek out a solution from someone who I know has been through it or from someone who is specialized in helping people through it.

Trust me, this philosophy did not evolve over night. I spent years and years (seriously, nearly a decade!) trying to figure things out on my own, and it didn’t work. I was making practically no money, my business wasn’t working, and I was filled with self-doubt and totally overwhelmed. 

When I finally started investing in myself, I was able to get the support and guidance I needed to create my ideal workweek and build my business up to full-time income and part-time hours. 

Investing in myself allowed me to create my dream life and business because I was finally declaring, “I believe in myself enough to invest in ME!”.

If you’re feeling like now might be the time to invest in YOU, I would love the opportunity to connect and see if I can support you! Fill out this quick form to book a free call with me here, and we’ll see if we’re a good fit to work together at this time.


So there you have it, my top 3 tricks for bringing in a full-time income with flexible, part-time hours. I have no doubt if you start to implement what I’ve shared above, you’ll immediately begin to see (and feel!) a difference.

As you know, knowledge isn’t much without implementation -- so I challenge you to select ONE of the tricks above and try it out. Pick the one that is calling to you. Or the one that feels easiest! There’s no right or wrong. Test it for yourself, and let me know how it goes!

Oh, one last thing...if you’re interested in a customized plan to generate abundant full-time income working part-time hours, I’d love to chat to see if joining forces is the next step for you. I have a couple coaching spots available soon -- perhaps one is meant for you?! Complete this short questionnaire to book a call now.

PssstFull-time income. Part-time hours. Intrigued? Let’s chat!


 
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15 Ways to Make $5k In the Next 30 Days

 
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I know that one of the biggest frustrations as an entrepreneur is figuring out how to bring in money quickly. We all have amazing 6 month, 1 year and 5 year goals, but what if you’re ready for (and needing!) cash now?!

Bringing consistent money into my business was something that I struggled with for years, and it’s one of the reasons many of my clients find their way to me. They’re tired of constantly struggling to make ends meet and are ready to find feel-good ways to make more money, starting right now. Full-time income, part-time hours is my jam :-)

To help you achieve that, too, I hosted a live webinar this week where I shared 15 Ways to Make $5K in the Next 30 Days.

During this webinar, we covered...

  • The simple 4 step process to bring in cash, FAST! (I use it in my own business all the time and usually only share this process with my private coaching clients.)
     
  • How to set bigger, better income goals that are totally attainable
     
  • 15 ways to bring in $1K, $5K or even $10K+ in the next 30 days

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How to eliminate business-related guilt...

 
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First off, Happy 4th of July to those of you who are celebrating today! I hope you’re enjoying a gorgeous day filled with fun, festivities and really good BBQ food :-)

Ok, on to the reason I’m writing.

Guilt.

Now that I’m a mom I understand guilt on a level I never thought possible.

I feel guilty when I’m not with my kids, I feel guilty when I ask my mom or sister or even husband to watch them when I need to work, I feel guilty that they feel I work too much (even though I have a 3-day workweek!), I feel guilty when I’m with them and distracted by work, you get the picture. Guilt -- it’s everywhere!

I know that “mom guilt” is sort of a running joke. It’s just to be expected, right? But the thing is, guilt doesn’t just plague moms, I remember feeling guilty back before kids when I’d desperately need a break but didn’t want to stop working because I felt guilty that I got to “play” all day and my husband had to go to a “real job”.

It’s like everywhere I turn, I find a new way to make myself feel guilty -- what’s the deal?!

Even though I’m still working my way through this, myself, I wanted to share some of the things that are working for me. Guilt-wise.


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There are 4 things that I feel are really powerful to remember to help you release the guilt.

  • Guilt is just FEAR!
    We’re afraid that if we don’t hustle 24/7, our biz will fail. Or if we don’t spend 24/7 with our kids, they’ll resent us. But if you shine the light of awareness on the root cause (i.e. fear!), you can take proactive steps towards eliminating that fear before it takes over.

  • Reframe it!
    What is a new storyline or mantra you can remind yourself of. A few tried and true are “I am enough”, “I’m doing my best” and “What’s meant for me will not pass me.” I’ve used all of those at different times and found them really helpful.

  • Stop “shoulding” all over your business!
    When we feel like we should do something, we’re much more likely to feel guilt wrapped up with it. If instead we CHOOSE to do something (or not do something), we feel empowered.

  • Remember your why!
    Why did you start your business in the first place? To feel guilty all the time or to enjoy a life of ease, freedom and abundance? You are creating your life, and you have the power to craft it any way you see fit -- even guilt-free!

I encourage you to try just one of my suggestions above on for size and see if it makes a difference. I hope it does. It’s important to remember that we can’t function as our highest selves if we’re bringing ourselves down with a big pile of guilt!

Here’s to becoming a guilt-free gal :-)

P.S. If you’re ready to build your business YOUR WAY (totally guilt-free), I’d love to support you in crafting a plan for full-time income working part-time hours. Book a free Clarity Call with me by filling out this quick form.


 
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