[Periscope Replay] Getting OFF the Grind: How to Succeed with Grace & Ease

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Are you on Periscope?

If not, you should be! This past Sunday, I hosted my first ever ‘scope on the subject of…you guessed it: Grace vs. Grind.

Since so many of you resonated with the WHY behind my blog post “Grace vs. Grind: Which One Are You Operating in?“, I really wanted to give you the HOW.

Now, of course, I’m not an expert and I’m still figuring this all out myself. However, I have been doing a few things that have made a huge difference, which is what I shared in my periscope “Getting OFF the Grind: How to Succeed with Grace and Ease.” Click below to check it out!

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[PODCAST] Do You Boo: Defining Your Own Success vs. Learning From the Best

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First let me say that I am OVERWHELMED (in a good way!) by the response my last post, “Grace vs. Grind: Which One Are You Operating in?” has gotten. I have received so many emails, comments, and messages letting me know that my post has FREED you from the bondage of burning yourself out, which makes me so, so glad.

One of the main themes I noticed behind why so many women felt like they have to grind in the first place is because successful people in their field made it seem like they had to.

Now I’m not one of those people who believes you should never receive inspiration or even instruction from others. There is a ton of value in “learning from the best” which is why I’m always recommending books and other resources.

That said, no matter how successful a person is, you still have to balance their advice with your own path to success. Wise counsel is good, but too many voices speaking into your life is a fast way to get off track.

To help you combat this, I recorded a new podcast episode, “Do you Boo: Defining Your Own Success vs. Learning From the Best” where I share 3 tips for balancing your own journey to success with the inspiration you receive from others. Click below to listen:

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Grace vs. Grind: Which One Are You Operating in?

grace vs grind1Ah, the grind.

That good ol’ hustle everyone seems to be on.

We’re all out here pushing, striving, grinding, trying to succeed.

Staying on the grind is how you make things happen.

The grind is the place where dreams come true.

Or is it?

Rethinking “The Grind”

The other day, I was at Whole Foods looking for a pack of ground turkey (it was taco night) and because I’m one of those lovely all-natural-certified-organic-grass-fed-free-range-non-GMO people (except, of course, when I’m not), I walked passed the pre-packaged meat and opted to order from the butcher counter.

After choosing my bird, Mr. Whole Foods Butcher Man proceeded to place my hormone-free, pasture raised turkey in the grinder.

And as I stood on the other side of the counter, strangely transfixed as I watched this very routine process go down, I had an uneasy realization.

Outside of the world of pithy Instagram quotes (also known as “in real life”), things that meet “the grind”…tend to get ground up.

Now I’m no turkey, but my experience with “the grind” hasn’t fared much better.

Yes, ya girl has been on her “J.O.” I’ve been “hustlin’ hard”, trying to make thing happen so I can quit my literal J.O.(B.)

The only problem is, like that poor turkey (the tacos were great though!) it’s been a struggle not to get ground up in the process.

I first shared my frustration with this in my post “Got Systems? How to Hustle Hard Without Giving Up Your Life” I was tired of sacrificing myself to the alter of The Grind, doing whatever it took to move my goals forward without stopping to take care of me.

So what was a girl to do? I did what every ex-Engineering major would do, duh. I built me some systems!

With my elaborate processes and checklists in hand, I felt really confident I could finally beat The Grind. My little to-do lists now included weekly manicures and shopping trips. You know, “me time.” No more would I have to worry about my self-care on the road to success.

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B-Side Mastermind: Monthly Meeting #17 (July)

b-side meetingHello and welcome to The B-Side, a mastermind group for entrepreneurial women! On the first of each month, I share my business-related goals, challenges, and triumphs while inviting you to do the same! I’d love for you to join me; you can learn more about participating by clicking here.

Welcome to the July B-Side Meeting! It is now officially half way through the year! Unbelievable! Time flies so hopefully you’re having fun! Here’s how I did last month:


Last Month’s Results

  1. Set up a PASSIVE marketing system for one of my product. This was my only goal for last month and I’d say I partially completed it. I made a lot of headway on automating things in generally but I still have a ways to go. This will definitely be a long-term goal going forward.

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B-Side Mastermind: Monthly Meeting #16 (June)

b-side meetingHello and welcome to The B-Side, a mastermind group for entrepreneurial women! On the first of each month, I share my business-related goals, challenges, and triumphs while inviting you to do the same! I’d love for you to join me; you can learn more about participating by clicking here.

Welcome to the June B-Side Meeting! I know I don’t even have to mention how fast this year is moving, so I won’t even say it! Ya’ll know the deal – let’s get right to it:


Last Month’s Results

  1. Get some personal systems in place. This month I did a good job getting a rhythm down for some of the parts of my business. I’m still not completely done setting up systems but I do now have a pretty solid system in place for the production and promotion of my classes and workshops. It’s so solid, in fact, that I showed my little “formula” to one of my friends who was interested in monetizing her brand and now it’s working for her!
  2. Go back to posting 2x per week. I didn’t quite hit this, some weeks last month I was only able to post one post for the week. There’s just so much I’m doing now – speaking on the weekends, coaching clients, teaching virtual classes, writing my email newsletter, writing sales pages, marketing on Facebook, hosting webinars, etc, etc, it’s difficult to write blogs on top of all that. But I’m committed to keeping the blog up because the blog is what makes everything possible! So I have some ideas on how to free up more time that I’ll be experimenting with this month…
  3. Get the website and back-end stuff in place for upcoming virtual conference. I didn’t even touch this. Last month was the month where I was supposed to have the free time to just focus on this but to my surprised I got some great referrals for speaking engagements and paid workshops, totally unsolicited from me. Obviously I wasn’t going to turn that down but there was just no way I could do all that and build a website for a virtual conference. This is going on the back burner for now.

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