How to Create MAGIC Every Day with Natalie Roy + Kristin Hanggi

 
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Today I am so excited to bring you two of my favorite podcast hosts, Natalie Roy and Kristin Hanggi. They are the co-hosts of the Create Podcast, leaders of the Create Workshop Series in New York and L.A. They are fantastic, brilliant ladies and have brought all of their wisdom to our discussion today.

Natalie Roy is an actress, author and spiritual teacher. She's performed and taught all over the world on stage and screen and has appeared in The Affair, Law and Order: SVU, The Detour, Power, The Following, Being Erica, Murdoch Mysteries and in two films directed by award-winning director Sidney Furie. She authored her first book: 30 Years, 30 Lessons several years ago and has since collaborated on The "I’mPossible Project."

Kristin Hanggi is best known for directing and developing the smash-hit Rock of Ages, which received five Tony Award nominations, including a nomination for Best Direction of a Musical. She has directed numerous productions of Rock of Ages, including Broadway, the West End, Australia, Toronto, Las Vegas, and two National Tours. As a film director, Kristin has directed Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List, starring Victoria Justice; the indie Grantham & Rose starring Jake T. Austin and Marla Gibbs; and the hit book series, Dear Dumb Diary into a musical movie, under Executive Producer Jerry Zucker for Walden Media. Ms. Hanggi graduated with her Masters from USC after receiving her Bachelors from UCLA in Theater. 

Natalie, Kristin, and I covered a variety of topics in this interview, including:

  • How to create MAGIC every day
  • Why work is the highest form of "play"
  • The reason why you should put "fun" and "play" first
  • When to question the “shoulds” and “have tos”
  • How to know if you are living for RELIEF or HAPPINESS
  • What Kristin + Natalie would say to their 20 year old selves
     
 
 

 
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A Love Note for You <3

 
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Happy Valentines Day!

I wanted to take a moment to express just how much appreciation and love there is in my heart for you.

Here’s my love note to you <3

Your presence is felt.
Your voice is necessary.
Your purpose is unfolding. (Trust it.)
And, your worthiness is undeniable.
You are supported.
You are needed.
You are brilliant; unlike anyone else.
And you, above all else, are loved.

With that said, I hope you take some time today to honor yourself. Enjoy a walk in nature, a hot bubble bath, spend time with your favorite person or favorite book, sit on your cushion and meditate, enjoy a glass of wine, slow down and savor more. You deserve it.

 
 

P.S. If you want even more feel-good vibes in your inbox today, sign-up here for a spectacular free training series put together by a woman I greatly admire, Marie Forleo. This free training will forever shift the way you move through life + business. Register here for instant access + get ready to be transformed. And, as a special V-Day Gift, you’ll also receive my Sales Clarity Training as a BONUS, so you can master the art of feel-good sales conversations, too :-)
 


 
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My 3-day workweek + 6-figure year were possible because of THIS...

I want to get real with you for a second. Reaching the milestones that I enjoyed these past 2 years didn’t happen overnight.

I had been a serial entrepreneur for nearly a decade, and it took years of trial and error to attain 5-figure months and 6-figure years while working just 3 days a week. (So, if you’re not quite there yet, take a deep breath. This isn’t a sprint. You are moving in the right direction. I promise.)

That said, I wholeheartedly believe that creating success on your terms is possible not just for me, but for you too! And, the process can be drastically expedited if you’re willing to make just one small shift (more on that below).

I know that you, too, can picture your dream life and business -- you can feel it, taste it, smell it! -- but you’re just not sure how to make it all happen. 

Rest assured, if you can envision it, it is 100% possible for you. You are not given dreams, aspirations and hopes for no reason -- they are given to you because they are meant for you.

If you’re anything like me, someone telling you to trust and “slow down” isn’t always the advice you want to hear when you’re so hungry for success. So, I have another piece of advice for you that’ll help speed-up the process while affording you MORE ease and enjoyment along the way. 

The ONE and only shift that you need to make right now is...

Allow yourself to be supported.

For years I tried to do and figure out everything on my own. I was such a control freak that I didn’t even realize my stubbornness and type-A tendencies were majorly slowing me down and completely removing the possibility of flow in life and business.

I’ve come to realize that seeking support and learning from others isn’t a crutch, it’s a necessity for growth! 

When I look to other successful individuals that I greatly admire, they ALL allow themselves to be supported. They hire assistants and experts, work with mentors and coaches and are on a constant quest to improve themselves by aligning with and learning from others.

With that in mind, I have a very special invitation for you. 

One of my first business mentors, Marie Forleo, has put together a beautiful life + business changing FREE video training that I am honored to share with you. The first of the 3 videos is available now and honestly this free training offers more value than many paid trainings do. It’s really a must-watch. (Believe me, I’ve watched it several times already :-)

 
 

If you’re ready to accept the support that’ll take you to the next level (and beyond!) in your business I have 2 lovely gifts for you: Click HERE to register for Marie’s free training series. And, as a super special bonus, you’ll receive INSTANT ACCESS to my Sales Clarity Training so that you can master the art of feel-good sales conversations that convert perfect-for-you clients.

Gift #1 - Inside Marie’s free video training, you’ll learn…

Gift #2 - Inside my Sales Clarity training, you’ll learn…

  • My 12 step process for confident, feel-good sales conversations
  • My favorite tools for streamlining pre-sales call intake + scheduling
  • The exact questions I use on my Clarity Consultation intake form
  • Strategies you can start implementing TODAY that will create perfect-for-you clients
  • Feel-good tactics that will leave both you and your potential clients feeling connected & excited to work together!
  • Get INSTANT access when you click here

I sincerely hope you’ll take advantage of these amazing and generous gifts. Marie is completely brilliant, and it’s my total honor to be partnering with her to deliver these two teachings to you. She has helped 100,000s of women across the globe create a life + business they LOVE.

It’s time that you are one of them!

 
 

Switch from Striving to Satisfied with Shannon Siriano Greenwood

 
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Today we have an amazing guest who is a good friend of mine, Shannon Siriano Greenwood. Shannon is the founder of Lemon Umbrella which helps small business owners get the support they need to turn their dreams into reality. She is also the founder of RebelCon, a women’s conference centered on Lifestyle Design.

Shannon and I covered a variety of topics in this interview, including:

  • Where her entrepreneurial path began (including the “itch” that changed everything)
  • The power of being intentional with your time and boundaries
  • How Shannon structures her workweek to enjoy 3-day weekends 
  • Her takeaways from organizing a conference in less than 2 months
  • How being a mother has affected her as a business owner
  • The advice she would give to her younger self
     
 
 

 
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3 Things That Are Keeping You From A 3-Day Workweek...

 
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Who wouldn’t want a 3-day workweek, right?

It offers you plenty of time for family, friends, travel, self-care and to simply enjoy life! Hello, 4-day weekends, need I say more?!...

But, despite desiring a more fulfilling work-life balance, few women successfully find a way to work LESS, make MORE and live BETTER.

 
 

So, that got me wondering...what’s holding us back? 

I surveyed my community (you!), and here’s what I found…

#1 MONEY

The number one reason women in my community gave for not working just 3 days a week was money (which is totally understandable). When we subscribe to the idea that we need to trade hours for dollars, working more hours means more dollars in the bank. Pretty simple math, right? 

But, the problem is that this is an antiquated belief, and one that I strongly believe we’re ready to move beyond. There are countless ways to leverage our time, energy and creativity to make MORE while working LESS especially in the entrepreneurial world. 

This also stems from the idea that more money automatically equals more happiness, but time and again in study after study it’s been shown that once our basic needs are met our happiness only increases incrementally when we make more money. The truth is, when we work ourselves ragged in the pursuit of money we’re putting our lives and our happiness on HOLD. 

To reframe, I offer you this simple question: what is the value of your TIME? 

Time for family and friends, simple pleasures, afternoon walks, weekday lunchdates, long weekends, morning yoga. Time for doing the things you love most right NOW. Time for living. 

To me time is priceless. 

So, with that way of thinking a 3-day workweek makes you more abundant and successful than anything else possibly could because you get to enjoy the immeasurable value of your time.

#2 MINDSET

This block presented itself in a few different ways in the women I surveyed…

Some women felt that they had to hustle (especially in the early phases of their business) in order to “earn” success. 

Others felt guilty when they weren’t working. 

Still others doubted their ability to be able to make more money and serve more people while working fewer hours. 

All totally valid. Yet, all -- at their core -- are just self-imposed limitations.

Here are the facts:

  • :: A recent study found that when subjects worked over 25 hours/week cognitive performance decreased as fatigue and stress took over
     
  • ::  The 40-hour workweek is an antiquated model designed by the unions for industrial workers who have “8 good hours a day” (not for gorgeous women entrepreneurs like you!)
     
  • :: Longer hours are often more about “proving yourself” than about productivity
     
  • :: You fill whatever hours you have -- more hours means more time to waste (boy, I know this one is all-too-true…)
     
  • :: When you work just 3 days a week, you can save money on things like childcare, healthcare (because you aren’t working yourself ragged and chronically stressed), take-out dinners, house cleaning services, etc. and have more time for yourself, your family and the things you love most!

The reality is you can build your business and your life any way YOU want, because there’s no ONE path to success. 

If you choose to believe that you can work fewer hours and still be wildly successful, you can be. 

Your mind is the most powerful business-building tool you’ve got! 



#3 DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO

Another factor that came up again and again was not knowing what to do. Women desire a 3-day workweek, but then have no clue how to implement it. 

I get it. When you’re an entrepreneur running the show and still have responsibilities outside of your business like a family or full- or part-time job, it can feel impossible to think about getting everything done.

But, lucky for you, I’ve already walked the path from full-time hustle to 3-day workweek flow, and it’s something that I know you can do, too.

When we get caught in overwhelm or find ourselves analyzing our ideas and options to the point of total paralysis, here are two things that I find helpful mentally, emotionally and productively :-)

  1. Just do ONE THING. Any one thing that would feel good to get accomplished, and then bask in the good feeling of its doneness. It could be anything from writing an email, scheduling your weekly social media content, getting a proposal out to a prospective client, outlining a new program or offer or booking a massage (because you totally deserve it!).

  2. Take something OFF your to-do list. This is a very liberating exercise. Look at your to-do list (or evaluate the mental to-dos you’ve been carrying around) and land on a task that you’ve been putting off again and again and again. And ask yourself, would anyone notice or care if I didn’t do this? 99% of the time the answer is NO. No one would notice. No one would really care. So, perhaps give yourself permission to simply remove it from your to-do list all together!!! Ahhh….sigh of relief! (If you truly feel that you can’t remove it, see #1 and do ONE THING to move it toward completion. Or, see if there’s somebody in your life who could handle it for you!)

  3. Join the FREE 3-Day Workweek Challenge to learn how to make the upgrades necessary to start living your ideal workweek now. Join us here.

I guarantee that if you apply these two exercises to your daily to-do list, you’ll immediately begin moving through your day more efficiently and productively. And that feels pretty darn good.

If you’re committed to creating your perfect-for-you workweek in 2018, I’ve got some super exciting news for you -- the first-ever FREE 3-Day Workweek Challenge kicks-off on Monday, January 15th and will teach you how to make the upgrades necessary to start living your ideal workweek NOW.


P.P.S. Don’t worry, The Clarity Confessions aren’t going anywhere! I’ll still be bringing you amazing interviews every other week, but these Dose of Clarity episodes will give you a chance to learn more about my personal (never-ending) journey towards Clarity :-)


 
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I’m going on a Facebook LIVE TOUR + I’m coming to a group you love!

Happy (almost) New Year!

Two weeks ago I had a BIG idea to kick-off the first-ever 3-Day Workweek Challenge with a bang!

I thought it would be super fun to go on a 3-Day Workweek Facebook Live Tour and share my best tips and strategies for designing your Ideal Workweek with as many people as possible.

Flash forward to today, and thanks to my lovely, super generous and quick-to-action friends, I have a dozen “tour stops” booked for early January -- and I’m likely coming to a Facebook you LOVE (or will soon fall in love with!).

If you want to galavant around Facebook with me learning my absolute best tips and strategies to design your ideal workweek for 2018 so that you, too, can work LESS, make MORE and live BETTER, check out my fabulous tour stops below.

This is going to be a really high-value tour! I hope you’re able to attend one...or two...or several of the live events listed above. 

Might be a good idea to set a calendar reminder for the ones you want to attend so you don’t miss them :-)

Enjoy the rest of your holiday week, and I’ll see you in the new year!
 

P.S. If you’re super excited about the idea of living your Ideal Workweek in 2018, join the totally FREE 3-Day Workweek Challenge here. We get started on January 15th.

Big Announcement! The 3-Day Workweek PODCAST is here!!!

I hope you’re enjoying a fun and relaxing holiday week with your loved ones, but I needed to share some big, exciting news with you! 

Moving into the new year, my entire brand is shifting to teach you what I know best: how to create your ideal workweek that enables you to work less, make more and live better.

All our offerings -- our programs, freebies, challenges, podcast, products and services -- are ALL going to support you in intentionally designing a life + business that you completely adore. Very exciting if you ask me :-)

And, just in time for the arrival of 2018 -- the 3-Day Workweek PODCAST is here!!! Welcome to a place where 3-day workweeks, 4-day weekends, 5-figure months and 6-figure years are the norm!

Here’s what you can expect from the 3DWW Podcast:

  • Stories and strategic advice from inspiring guests who work less than 25 hours/week and have 6 or 7-figure businesses (if they can do it, you can too!)
  • Tools and techniques that will enable you to work LESS, make MORE and live BETTER
  • Mindset shifts that are imperative to creating and living your ideal life right now
  • Tell-all conversations about what work-life harmony really looks like
  • An insider look at my 3-day workweek, my business and my life as a wife, mom of 2 and entrepreneur
 
 

P.S. I’m hosting a 3-Day Workweek Challenge in January! If you’re ready to work less, make more and live better in 2018, click here to be the first to hear when the challenge kicks-off :-) 


 
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10 Signs You’re On the Right Path [plus holiday gift inside!]

Happy Holidays!

One of the most important gifts we can ever give to ourselves is the gift of inner peace. 

For me, inner peace comes from knowing, with unwavering certainty, that I’m on the right path.

This season is the time of love and miracles, and I want nothing more than for you, too, to feel the deep peace that comes from knowing you’re on your right path.

With that in mind, I’m sharing with you 10 things that I recognize as communication from the Universe/guides/angels/God/spirit/energy. When you start to see ALL the ways that the Universe is making herself known and guiding you on your path, you can’t help but feel supported and excited for the journey.

If you’re ready to fully open your eyes to the beauty, comfort, joy and overwhelming peace of being supported -- this one’s for you :-)

In this Dose of Clarity episode, I’m sharing…

  • 10 signs that the Universe is communicating with you -- when you learn to recognize the signs, you’ll begin to trust them. That’s when life really flows!
  • A little holiday gift! Free PDF download which outlines all the signs so you can remind yourself of them daily. Just fill out the form below to receive your PDF straight to your inbox!
 
 
 
 

P.S. I’m hosting a 3-Day Workweek Challenge in January! If you’re ready to work less, make more and live better in 2018, click here to be the first to hear when the challenge kicks-off :-) 

P.P.S. Don’t worry, The Clarity Confessions aren’t going anywhere! I’ll still be bringing you amazing interviews every other week, but these Dose of Clarity episodes will give you a chance to learn more about my personal (never-ending) journey towards Clarity :-)


 
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