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Episode 8: Her Life Reflection The Led To Starting A Business

In this episode, I'm chatting with my friend Holly Gillen, who is the founder of Holly G Studios. 

Hear how Holly's life reflection at 30 years old led her to start her own production business. 

Holly empowers modern online entrepreneurs, thought leaders and influencers to go from confused to confident and from fearful to fearless on both sides of the camera. 

She teaches them the skills they need to create not just videos, but Business Cinema™ Business Cinema is the way that she likes to describe the next level video. Video with a plan, a purpose, a strategy, and a system. Not just creating a video for the sake of creating a video, but creating videos that actually move your business forward.

Holly started her career video production in 2008 as a Camera Operator, Producer, and Editor working with big industry names including the Sundance Channel, Sony Music, Nick.com, HBO, Bono, Big Time Rush, Forest Whitaker and many others.

Her skills and experience run the...

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Are You Really Ready For Entrepreneurship?

business entrepreneurship Mar 12, 2019
 
 

You've probably heard before that entrepreneurship isn't for everyone, which probably makes you question your ability to launch a startup .

But for many aspiring entrepreneurs, the desire to do something on their own and be in charge of their own destiny is enough motivation to leave a 9-to-5 job -- regardless of their current professional status.


Pursuing entrepreneurship is not only a career choice but a lifestyle choice, so you want to make sure you are doing it for the right reasons. If you are starting up only to gain money or power, you will not likely achieve success. 

Questioning if you're cut out for entrepreneurship is normal (ACTUALLY IT'S IMPORTANT TO QUESTION YOURSELF) 

On today's episode, I am sharing how to know if you're really ready for entrepreneurship. 

When looking to go into the world of entrepreneurship, it’s important...
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The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship

Over the last decade, people have glorified the entrepreneurial life. Whether it's the lure of living the laptop lifestyle or it's the notion that you have the ability to earn as much money as you want; launching your own business can be tempting.

And while being your own boss can have its benefits, there are also several dark sides to entrepreneurship that's rarely discussed -- the lifestyle of an entrepreneur can take a toll on your psychological well-being.

My curiosity in entrepreneurs' mental health was, unsurprisingly, influenced by my personal history. A decade-plus-long battle with anxiety and depression led me to want to better understand how the activities of entrepreneurship can sometimes cause suffering and affect your psychological well-being.

Despite its glamorization, entrepreneurship is negatively correlated with mental health. Few entrepreneurs are talking about their mental health issues, however. But studies show the demands of business ownership places people at...

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5 Steps to Launching A Successful Startup

business Aug 23, 2018

One of the questions I get asked the most having founded 4 profitable start-ups is what are the most important factors in building and launching a start-up. So I decided to break it down here in no particular order:

Step #1: Create a product or service that solves a problem

As long as consumers have problems, they will always search for solutions. People will always look for better, faster and smarter ways to accomplish everyday tasks. And fortunately for entrepreneurs, there are still lots of rooms for improvements in existing products. That said, the biggest issue for most founders is finding these painful problems and matching them with the best solutions possible.

To solve a problem, you don't need to reinvent the wheel... Maybe you improve or solve the pain point in a different way.

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Step #2: Build an audience before you launch

Building an audience BEFORE you launch is something that I’ve done for...

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5 Pillars to Entrepreneurial Success

Whether you’re already in business or preparing to start a business, it takes hard work, tenacity, and drive to achieve a high level of success.

According to Elizabeth Wilson of Entrepreneur Magazine, while some 40 million businesses are started each year, a paltry 350,000 break out of the pack and begin growing and making money. So how can a small business owner overcome some of the common business pitfalls?

Author Craig Ballantyne who is a productivity and fitness guru and the inventor of the Turbulence training workout program shared his 5 pillars of success that has changed the lives of more than 500,000 individuals.

These five pillars are the same things that allowed me to overcome anxiety and stress in my own business.

They are:

1. Better planning and preparation than ever before: You can't just say that you want to achieve a goal; it’s essential to put together a detailed plan.

2. Professional accountability: Research shows that when you’re accountable to a...

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The Corporate Misfit Club Is Now Officially Open!

I’m pleased to announce that The Corporate Misfit Club is officially open. My team and I have been working on it for months, and I am so excited to be able to share it with you.

The Corporate Misfit Club

I know how confusing and overwhelming this whole entrepreneurial journey can be.  

You may feel like you want to give up trying to make things work, yet you’re still not getting the results you want.

You’ve got the feeling that if you were focused on the RIGHT steps, you’d be golden - but with all the advice out there… you don’t know which information to take in.

I want to know... What would a profitable and impactful business make possible for you?

YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO DO THIS ALONE!

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CORPORATE MISFIT CLUB

 

I want to encourage you to check out The Corporate Misfit Club:

  • If you want more visibility for your product, service, brand, or cause …
  • If you want to learn from business...
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Monetize Your Business: 6 Ways To Successfully Turn Your Hobby Into A Business

 

Last weeks blog, How To Create A Bangin’ Business Strategy talked about the steps to get your business or hobby started. This week, I want to talk to you about having it make money! CHA-CHING!

 

If you have followed me for awhile, you'll notice that I focus on helping young entrepreneurs get started, make them profitable and scale their business so they can live more of the life that they want.

 

In case you've ever wondered how to make your hobby or business profitable, I have 6 ways that will instantly help bring the mula in! Many of these strategies can start working for you in the next 30 days. So let’s get started already, shall we?

 

#1 Affiliate Marketing

An effective way to bring in revenue and additional income is to find areas where your business can be complemented by another product or service and become an affiliate of them.

For instance, let's say that you started an online drop shipping store and your stores following is growing and...

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5 Influencer Secrets That Generated 5-Figures

There has never been a better time to be a business owner. In 2018, businesses have access to millions of social influencers, celebrities and media outlets that can help promote your brand to your ideal audience.

Interested in working with a celebrity or social influencers to promote your product or service?
Wondering how to find and connect with the right influencers?
Social media influencers and celebrities can help share your brand message to a wider, yet tailored audience.

Today, I am going to share 5 secrets to help you land an opportunity with an influencer and help grow and bring awareness to your brand.

 

Secret #1: Identify Influencers Who Align With Your Brand

Identify bloggers, celebrities, or experts who share the same aesthetic as your brand. That makes research a crucial first step to finding an influencer since you’ll want an influential partner whose audience you’ll resonate. For example, if you work within the fitness and health industry, it might...

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10Awesome Biz Tax Write-Offs

As business owners, we all have one thing in common… TAXES!

If you’re like me, my accountant becomes my best friend several months leading to March 15th (Biz Taxes due in the U.S) and April 15th (Personal Taxes due in the U.S).

The IRS a.k.a Uncle Sam, released some biz information, that I’m actually excited to share. This information will save you and your business money… Yep IRS is sharing how to save money. Crazy!

See the 10 tax deductions to take advantage as a sole proprietor, partnerships, limited liability companies LLCs, C-corporations, and S-corporations.

Keep in mind, each legal entity set-ups might have slightly different rules for some deductions. In today’s blog, check out which of these tax deductions you can apply to your 2017 biz/personal tax returns.

                            >>Dowload your cheat...

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7 Ways To Start A Biz With No Money

Do you have the entrepreneurial itch? The one that keeps you up every night thinking how to turn your ideas into reality?

Or have you said to yourself, “I’ve got a great idea for a business but I don’t have any money to start it up.”

So, how do you get around it?

Well, I have you covered my friend. No money? No Problem. Here are 7 Ways You Can Start a Business Online with NO $$$.

Before we get started, I want to make it extremely clear that becoming a Corporate Misfit is not easy. It will require a TON of work and sometimes even sleepless nights. However, if you give these “7 Ways” your all and don’t accept failure as an option, I believe you can achieve business success with the ideas below.

Are You Ready?

1.) TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TRIALS

From website software trials to marketing trials, take advantage of the free services to get your business up and going. The best part about trials is that you can test out the products...

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