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Love Your Business, Love Yourself: Balancing Self-Care and Success

This is a blog based on episode 319 of the Purpose and Pixie Dust Podcast. Be sure to listen in wherever you listen to podcasts or at the player below.

Let's talk about the importance of self-love and how it can help you create the life and business of your dreams.

Physical Well-Being: Taking Care of Your Body
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One of the key aspects of self-love is taking care of your physical well-being. It's important to move your body and find joy in physical activity. Whether it's a Peloton ride, a walk in nature, or simple stretches, find what works for you and make it a priority. Drinking enough water is also crucial for your overall well-being. It keeps your body hydrated and your skin glowing. And don't forget the importance of quality sleep. Getting enough rest allows you to show up as your best self.

Time Management and Organization: Prioritizing Yourself
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The Client Love Formula: Strategies for Creating Raving Fans

This blog is based off the Purpose and Pixie Dust Podcast episode, The Client Love Formula: Strategies for Creating Raving Fans

 You can listen on your favorite podcast app or here:

 
 

In the sometimes overwhelming world of business, success often hinges on more than just transactions; it's about fostering genuine connections with your clients. Let's dive into the art of cultivating client love and transforming ordinary customers into enthusiastic advocates for your brand.

The Power of Client Love

Building strong relationships with your clients isn't just a nicety—it's a strategic move that can significantly impact your business's growth and success. From increasing repeat purchases to generating positive word-of-mouth referrals, the benefits of cultivating client love are undeniable.

Strategies for Success

So, how do you go about creating raving fans out of your client base? Here are some actionable strategies to consider:

1. Exceptional Customer...

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Empowering You as a Business Owner through Somatics, Embodiment & Breath featuring Kyla Gagnon

Are you new to somatics and what working with your body (instead of against it) can allow you to do in your life? We all know that when are in alignment and feel GOOD, our businesses reflect that. In my conversation with Kyla today, we dive into what somatics are, her journey as a somatics practitioner, and how releasing our emotions can truly transform our lives.

 

Listen to the podcast here or wherever you listen to podcasts:

 

 

 

From Fitness Trainer to Empowerment Coach: Kyla's Story

Kyla's evolution from a personal trainer to an empowerment coach is a testament to the power of self-discovery and following one's true calling. Hailing from the beautiful Vancouver Island, Kyla's initial love for fitness and connecting with people led her to a successful 15-year career in personal training. However, beneath the surface of this seemingly fulfilling path, she sensed a deeper calling—one that transcended the physical aspects of fitness and delved into...

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Meet our podcast sponsor, Bellabling Shop by Courtnay!

 I'm thrilled to announce the official sponsor of the Purpose & Pixie Dust Podcast, Bellabling Shop by Courtnay!

Courtnay Dollinger is my younger sister, in case you didn't know! She wanted a hobby during the pandemic when she was also finishing grad school, and she also has a love for Disney, so she started making Disney-inspired earrings.  She wore the jewelry she made, and her friends started noticing and asking where she got them. Everyone was so impressed she designed and made them!  This gave Courtnay a big idea: why not turn this into a business? That's how Bellabling Shop started!

(The name of the shop was inspired by our dog, Bella! Here's here in the picture with me at Christmas.)

But Courtnay didn't just stick to earrings. Once she started figuring out how to design even more, she wanted to make clothes that everyone could enjoy.  She loves wearing Disney designs but found so many weren't size inclusive. So, she created a clothing line...

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Learn the Social Media Basics to Increase Sales Now

No matter how you want to look at it--good, quality social media can make or break your business GROWTH. Not your business. I do think in a perfect world you can have a great business and do nothing online. However, I think it's a lot EASIER and QUICKER if you can implement some social media strategies as soon as you can in your business to see results sooner. That's what we dive into on the Purpose and Pixie Dust Podcast episode, "Learn the Social Media Basics to Increase Sales Now".

 

 

Links mentioned in today's show:

Use code PODCAST for 10% off at https://www.bellablingshop.com for your magical ware!

Enroll in Mermaid Influence Social Media School here: https://www.lindsaydollinger.com/offers/LKdSw3DF/checkout

Sign up for the Love Your Business Summit: https://www.lindsaydollinger.com/loveyourbusiness

Buy Tara's PinPerks course: https://lindsaydollinger--introvertmedia.thrivecart.com/pinperks/

 

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Six Ideas for Collaboration in Your Business

Collaboration with other entrepreneurs, brands and influencers can be a great way to get in front of new audiences. Here are six ways you may not already be participating in collabs that you could add to your visibility strategy in your business this year!

Podcasts

Have you been a guest on podcasts yet?  I love podcast guesting! Find podcasts you already listen to and love that you could give value to, and reach out the host. Make it about them and their audience. What can you share?  Once you go through podcasts you already know and love, start branching out to other podcasters in your niche that you can add value to.

Summits or Bundles

Pitch yourself/apply to participate in an online summit or bundle opportunity that makes sense for your niche and audience.  If you are in any collaboration groups on Facebook, lots of times people will put out calls for applications.  Some groups I am in to find collaborations include:

Bundles of Bundles

Women Entrepreneurs,...

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What are the Business Basics? What To Do To Build Your Business Foundations

Today's episode of the Purpose and Pixie Dust podcast we dive into the basics of business. Building a solid foundation is vital to your business. Be sure to listen in at the player above or wherever you listen to podcasts!

We talk:

  • Finances
  • Time Planning
  • Branding
  • Connections with Clients
  • Quality Content
  • Dream Team
  • Consistency

Finances

Get clear on how much you're bringing in and how much is going out in your business. I like a Google Spreadsheet to keep track of my business expenses (that I then use for my tax expenses).  Set time to review it every week or month.

Plan Your Time Well

I like hourly time blocking! I list out everything I HAVE to do--in my day job, my business, my appointments, my workouts etc. If it's not planned in, it's not happening most likely OR it will take me way longer to do it because it's not planned in.  Find a system that works for you. If you haven't checked out my free training on getting back 5 hours in your week now, grab it here.

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If I were starting over again, what would I do?

Check out the video of this episode here on YouTube.

Listen to the Podcast episode here.

In no particular order,  here are the the things I would do in my business if I were starting over from zero: no followers, no business, no clue what I was doing. 

--Intentional social media and in person networking

--An hour a day minimum to work on/in my business

--Find an accountability partner to check in with, maybe cowork with once a week

--Do free trainings/value in groups, on my page, everywhere

--Make a collab list of 20 people and interact with them weekly to build repertoire.

--Join a Mastermind and hire a coach for occasional 1-1 strategy calls

--Promote ONE thing

--Not over complicate things

--Podcast and personal development daily

--Prioritize sleep, movement and nutrition

 

Let's connect! DM me on Instagram and let me know you loved this list!

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Set Your Week Up For Success

We are IN 2024 now, friend! Time to get intentional about planning your week to set you up for success!
 
If you don't have my Six Figure Social Selling Planning and Tracker System yet (comes with the version for any business, not just network marketing now, too!), you need it so you can get this really dialed down for optimal productivity in 2024. These are three tips, though, to help set you up for success this week right now!
 
Schedule in all your must-do activities: day job, appointments, meetings, your weekly Mastermind call, etc. Make your business time part of this! Nightly working hour? Scheduled in! Make sure your family members know what responsibilities they have this week, too, so you're all on the same page.
 
Schedule in your workouts AND your personal time. Time you're eating, time you're meeting your friend, time you're calling your mom. Schedule it in! Once you get in the routine of where and when you do some of these tasks (you make...
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5 Things I'm Focusing On for my Business in 2024

Check out the video of the full recording of this for a deeper dive into each of my areas of focus. It's on YouTube here.

Prefer to listen to the podcast? You can listen here or wherever you listen to the Purpose and Pixie Dust podcast!

 

5 Things I'm Focusing On for my Business in 2024

 

  1. My Mastermind I’m in

     I'm focusing on learning all the things, being present, doing the tasks. This might mean scheduling in times to listen to the replay and finding another member to do them with me. I will utilize all the resources included, too!

  2. Love Your Business Summit 

    It's a priority of mine the beginning of 2024 to commit to this Summit: Making it awesome, growing my email list, getting VIP sales; Intentional collaborations and networking with the attendees and the speakers. 

  3. Intentional Social Media Marketing

    For me, this is Reels, Videos, Stories, Pinterest; batching and repurposing. To help me with Pinterest, I bought Tara's PinPerks course...

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