Break the Ceiling

Unconventional strategies you can use to save time, boost your profit & increase your operational capacity

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Measuring Growth
November 24, 2020
50
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Managing Increased Demand When You Have Less Capacity with Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick

Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick and I talk about what happens when things go BOOM and you have to figure out how to manage that boom in your business at a time when your personal situation might actually mean that you have less time than ever to spend in or on your business?

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Quote: "There is no timeline on grief, of course, but a lot of times, it lasts longer than we expect it to because we don't have the tools in our toolbox to deal with it alone. And we don't ask for the help we might need." - Lauren Caselli
Mindset
November 17, 2020
49
 MIN

Lauren used to run an event planning business for tech, and after her best year ever in 2019, was ready to give 2020 a run for its money. Sadly, the opposite happened, but out of breakdowns come breakthroughs.

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Quote: "The goal of contingency planning is to make it as easy as possible for those who are there to support us to do what they need to do to be of assistance to us." - Mary Beth Simon
Operations
November 10, 2020
25
 MIN

YOU built your business and most likely, it depends on you in some form or fashion to keep going. Even if you have a staff or other people that do a lot of the day-to-day work, they still look to you for direction. If you suddenly aren't there anymore, what happens?

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Quote: "It's not necessarily about success or achievement but rather the process of building inner strength, inner fortitude. What I've heard from people over and over is that they realize they can't always control the world around them. What they can control is their own experience and the meaning they derive from it." – Melody Wilding
Mindset
November 3, 2020
34
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Melody and I talk about why investing in developing skills to strengthen how we personally deal with change creates a huge impact on how we approach leading our businesses through change.

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Quote: "Learning how to still move, create, and build as the disruption is occurring becomes critically important because in the foreseeable future, we don't know what's going to happen. If we keep holding on until then, we lose out on the opportunities to channel this disruption into something more interesting." - Elatia Abate
Mindset
October 27, 2020
36
 MIN

How DO we go about building up those change management muscles? How do we make ourselves and our business stronger and better able to weather this ever-changing environment? Meet Elatia Abate. She is an entrepreneur, educator, and future-forward strategist.

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Quote: "I wanted to have something where people were interacting, not just with me. But that they also had a roadmap that they could follow so they didn't feel like they were just going down the YouTube rabbit holes." - Layla Pomper
Software & Tech
October 20, 2020
48
 MIN

You can use no-code tools like ClickUp to streamline and automate your internal processes and enhance your communication with clients. You can also build digital products, help your students learn more effectively, and add to diversity your revenue streams. Layla is ALL IN with ClickUp.

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Quote: "Everything starts with me solving my own problems – making my life easier. This sets me up to make other people's lives easier." - Brittany Berger
Software & Tech
October 13, 2020
35
 MIN

This week, we're talking about using no-code tools to actually build your own custom software products. My guest today is the queen of this. Brittany Berger is the founder of Work Brighter, a digital media company that helps productive unicorns go beyond working smarter to a version of pro

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Quote: "Systemizing has allowed us to rely less on expertise that is really hard to find and carve out the aspects of what we do that aren't really technical so that we can do a better job for our clients." – Jason Staats
Software & Tech
October 6, 2020
47
 MIN

No-code or low-code tools–Jason and I are talking about the tools that have been built specifically to enable YOU, someone with no background or experience in building software, to build your own custom tools.

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Quote: "Podcast metrics are business metrics. The measure of the value of your show in your business is whether it's driving results for your business, whether it's putting money in your bank account, whether it's getting emails into your inbox, whether it's getting you sales calls." - Tara McMullin
Measuring Growth
September 29, 2020
62
 MIN

I'm taking you behind the scenes to talk through how and why I decided to invest in starting this podcast, how it all works behind the scenes, and a look back a year into podcasting. To help me answer the question I'm talking with my friend Tara McMullin.

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Quote: "Social media is about partnerships. You want to continue to show up, stay top of mind, and build partnerships." - Andréa Jones
Money
September 22, 2020
32
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I invited Andréa Jones—host of the Savvy Social podcast, creator of the Savvy Social School, and an expert at social media—to talk all about measuring the ROI on your investments even if there isn’t a straight line from investment to payoff.

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Title: "When Your Values & Opportunities Collide with Nancy Jane Smith & Bonnie Gillespie - Break the Ceiling: Episode 48"
Mindset
September 15, 2020
66
 MIN

Today, I’m talking with two guests, Nancy Jane Smith and Bonnie Gillespie, about how you balance the financial health of your business against your values and what to do when they come in conflict.

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