Break the Ceiling

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

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Mindset
January 12, 2021
57
 MIN

Understanding Our Money Mindset Lineage with Bear Hebert

Once we understand how the system we live in impacts our relationship with money, we can start thinking about it in a much broader view -- and we can start considering using our businesses as a means to start evening out some of that inequality.

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Quote: "Our purchase behavior is predicated upon this idea that you could purchase things you want that lead to a life that is better different or more self-actualizing than the one that you currently do have." - Margo Aaron
Mindset
January 5, 2021
41
 MIN

WHY do we buy what we buy? That's what I want to know. And, as it happens, I know someone who LOVES geeking out on buying and marketing psychology. When I want to nerd out on the psychology behind marketing, Margo Aaron is my go-to.

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Quote: "Think Like A CFO is a 6-month accelerator and coaching program that will teach you to think about your business like a CFO would, so that you know exactly what to do with every dollar in your business." - Susan Boles
Mindset
December 29, 2020
 MIN

You want to feel like you’re on top of your money stuff but it’s tough to climb over all the questions and reports and bank accounts and spreadsheets. That’s where I come in. I help you Think Like a CFO.

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Quote: "I want to stand behind my own work. As a coach, we can't do the work. But we also can't take no responsibility. So, I like to ask myself, what is my level of responsibility in this?" - Lacey Sites
Money
December 22, 2020
35
 MIN

This episode originally aired in December of 2019. It's been one of the most listened-to episodes ever and I think that's because it creates a model that allows you to genuinely grow and scale a service business without having to give up the close 1-1 client relationship.

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Quote: "I find that with recurring intensives, my clients get more strategic about what's actually important in their business and less time on fluff. They have such a focused window to get things accomplished by me that they really do a good job of self-filtering." - Hunter Niland Welling
Money
December 15, 2020
48
 MIN

Hunter has a way of working with her clients that, when I experienced it as a client, was so effective that I actually shifted my OWN work with my 1:1 clients to the same model.

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Quote: "I've found that everybody likes a long-term partnership. When you lead with that, it creates higher-quality relationships. It brings in higher quality clients. And it's financially beneficial for everybody." - Rob Howard
Client Management
December 8, 2020
41
 MIN

One of Rob’s core values is building relationships—and not just ANY relationships. To him, long term relationships with both his clients and with his team are essential to business. He treats clients as friends—folks he’s going to be working with for 5 or 10 years, at least.

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Quote: "Part of creative financing and looking at pricing through a lens of justice is about understanding ways that we might be replicating structural inequality." - Kate Strathmann
Money
December 1, 2020
44
 MIN

Kate spends a lot of time exploring new techniques and strategies to create more equitable businesses and works with business owners to start thinking about how to implement them in their own business.

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Quote: "When we're under stress, we have less access to the tools we usually reach for as well as things like intuition and vision. I'm finding that I need to make sure I have more prep time and processing time than I usually would." - Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick
Measuring Growth
November 24, 2020
50
 MIN

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
 MIN

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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