With Flow
With Flow
A weekly show for purpose driven high achievers who are ready to embrace a more balanced approach to business. This podcast is for you if you've ever wished online business could feel easier. That you could do it without the need to hustle or constantly be on the hamster wheel trying to make progress. We'll be exploring all things cycle awareness and intuition, combined with the more practical aspects of business like systems, workflows, planning, and tech. Because we need the balance of both energies to reach our goals. The show will be a combination of short sharp and value packed episodes designed to educate and empower you to change the way you plan and run your business, and guest interviews with other inspiring people from the online business world. I'm your host Laura from Business with Flow. Cyclical Business Mentor, and Systems and Planning Queen. Over the last few years I have been on my own journey from corporate burnout and adrenal fatigue, to online business consultant, learning to do business in a way that feels easy, grounded, organised, and most importantly fun. This is an inclusive community for ALL women and menstruators. If you don't have a menstrual cycle you can apply all the principles we discuss using the phases of the moon. Hit 'Follow' in your favourite podcast app now to make sure you don't miss out on an episode. And share the podcast with your friends. The more we have open conversations about our bodies and our cycles the more we can own and embrace our natural superpowers!
Is working on the weekend really so bad?
July 18, 2023 • 10 MIN
Do you ever struggle with the idea of working on weekends? Is it a good thing or not? The truth is, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. In this episode, we explore how to cultivate a healthy relationship with your work and why productivity should not be the only measure of success.
Threads - FOMO or JOMO?
July 11, 2023 • 9 MIN
Unless you’ve been offline for the last week you’ve probably heard about Instagram's new platform, Threads! In this episode, I’m sharing my experiences with Threads and how to determine if it's the right fit for you and your business.
Things your personal trainer might say that also apply to business
July 3, 2023 • 11 MIN
In this episode, we’re talking about how the principles of exercise and fitness can also be applied to business.
Managing your energy, not just your time
June 26, 2023 • 12 MIN
In this episode we explore the importance of managing your energy, not just your time, when it comes to being productive and avoiding burnout in your business. Most productivity advice will have you believe that the key to success is managing our time properly. However, managing our energy is equally important and sustainable in the long run. By working with and managing your energy, you can run your business in a way that doesn't drain you or burn you out, and you can reach your goals without hustling constantly or becoming resentful or frustrated with your business.
Finding your cyclical rhythm
June 19, 2023 • 13 MIN
The focus of this episode is finding your cyclical rhythm. Our cycles are split up into four key phases - follicular, ovulation, luteal, and menstrual. Each of these phases is influenced by a change in our hormones, and can affect how we think, feel and behave. In this episode, we're going to cover how you can translate the science and info I share into your own cycle, and how to find your own cycle syncing rhythm and routine.
Things I wouldn't do, now that I know about my cycle
June 12, 2023 • 13 MIN
Last week we talked about how you can’t unlearn things, and that once you know, it’s your opportunity to do things better. So following on from that, in this episode I’m sharing the things I wouldn’t do, now that I know about my menstrual cycle and my hormones, and how they impact how I think and feel, and my productivity.
Cycle syncing is all about surrender
June 5, 2023 • 10 MIN
In this episode, we talk about how learning to cycle sync has taught me the importance of surrendering to my body's needs. I share my own experience with burnout and how charting helped me understand my body's patterns and needs.
I used to think cycle syncing was a load of crap
May 29, 2023 • 14 MIN
Can I share a secret? When I first heard about cycle syncing I thought it was a load of crap. Until my curiosity got the better of me and I tried it. Turns out it was a missing piece of the puzzle that helped me to change my habits, and heal from burnout.
Are there parts of your business you resent?
May 22, 2023 • 10 MIN
In this episode, we explore how to identify and overcome resentment in your business. I share some personal insights on how to align your business with your values, and provide steps to get you started identifying areas you resent.
Are you making things harder than they need to be?
May 15, 2023 • 15 MIN
In this episode, we explore the question: Are there areas of your business where you're making things harder for yourself than they really need to be? And I share some personal experiences and examples from my own business, highlighting the importance of taking action and avoiding over complicating things.
Trusting your energy
May 9, 2023 • 10 MIN
In this episode we chat about learning to listen to your body and trusting your energy, rather than listening to some online business gurus who say you have to be consistent no matter what. I also share my experience of not having the energy to record an episode this week. And how that transpired into this episode coming to be.
Automating tasks in your business, the right way.
May 1, 2023 • 11 MIN
In this episode we talk about something that can save you so much time and energy in your business: automation. So, what is automation? It's simply using an app or tool to complete a series of steps for you, so that you're not doing it manually.
Kris Emery - How to write and publish your book
April 24, 2023 • 44 MIN
In this episode, we talk to Kris Emery, an editor and author about the process of writing a book. Kris shares tips on how to get started, what to consider before diving in, and how to stay motivated throughout the process of writing your book. She covers the importance of beta readers, the role of editors, and the difference between traditional publishing and self-publishing. Kris also discusses the challenges of writing and how to overcome them.
How I'm experimenting with AI and Chat GPT in my business
April 17, 2023 • 15 MIN
In this episode we explore the world of AI and how it's changing the game in the online business world.
Lindy Alexander - Creating success as a freelance writer
April 10, 2023 • 36 MIN
In this episode I’m chatting to Lindy Alexander. Lindy Alexander is an Australian freelance food and travel writer who regularly contributes to international publications such as The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald and more. Lindy is the founder of The Freelancer's Year - a popular blog and hub for online writing courses and resources for aspiring and established freelance writers. In this interview we chat about how Lindy created a successful freelance writing business, and then also went on to create a second course creation, coaching and mentoring business supporting other writers to do the same.
Celebrating 100 Episodes
April 3, 2023 • 15 MIN
This episode I am celebrating the milestone of 100 episodes! I’m sharing my insights, lessons, and celebrations from the last 2 years of podcasting.
Let's talk about tech
March 27, 2023 • 17 MIN
When it comes to tech and apps in your business, its true that there is an app for everything. In fact there is usually about 100 different ones to choose from. And that is where things can get messy, complicated, and sometimes expensive. So how do you know what ones you need? That’s what we’re chatting about in this episode.
Ellen Ronalds Keene - Maximising your podcast experience
March 20, 2023 • 42 MIN
Today I'm chatting with my friend and podcasting mentor Ellen Ronalds Keene all about maximising your experience with podcasts, whether that is hosting your own, or being a guest on other podcasts. Ellen is our first repeat guest, previously appearing on Episode 25.
How often are you wearing your CEO shoes?
March 13, 2023 • 9 MIN
How often do you wear your CEO hat in your business? It can be so easy, especially if your business is just you, or you and a small team, to get stuck in the detail of the day to day. Of dealing with what is right in front of you, of doing the doing. But if you think about CEOs, they don’t do a lot of the day to day doing, they get paid the big bucks to make the hard decisions, to be the visionary, to determine the strategy, to manage risk. When you don’t take the time to wear your CEO hat, it’s easy to lose sight of why you started your business in the first place, to feel directionless.
The core systems every online business needs
March 6, 2023 • 10 MIN
In this episode we're exploring the different systems every online business should have. Depending on your niche or how you work with clients, there will be others as well. But the systems we discuss in this episode are the core systems every online business needs. Key points in this episode: * Systems are the strong and stable foundation that support your business to grow, without hustle and hard work. * Systems are not the tools and apps you use, these are one part of your overall system * The core systems every online business needs include sales and marketing, client management, content management, operations management, and financial management. * Don't try and fix everything all at once, start with one thing, get that working well, and then move onto the next. * You'll always be looking for ways to streamline things and make them better, don't wait till you have it perfect to start creating systems. Do it now and let them grow and evolve with your business.
Does the behind the scenes of your business stress you out?
February 27, 2023 • 13 MIN
If you were to have a social post go viral and have a massive influx of people wanting to work with you, how would that make you feel? And how well would your business cope with that? If the behind the scenes of your business is a bit disorganised or messy, growing your business is not going to magically fix that. It will just create a bigger and messier mess, with more stress and frustration. So if the behind the scenes of your business is stressing you out, this episode is for you.
The direction you're moving in is more important than the pace you're moving at.
February 20, 2023 • 8 MIN
We all dream of the overnight success and big influx of cash into our business. But a business built on hustle and hard work alone will always require that to keep going. The majority of my clients have super successful businesses before they come to work with me.​​​​​​​​​ What they don't have, is the strong foundations to support and ground their business. They're so damn good at what they do, that making money is easy. They've spent the majority of their time working with clients, focusing on sales and marketing (which is of course crucial for a successful business). But getting things in place behind the scenes is an after thought. And as time goes on, things get complicated, messy, and unstable. And the longer you leave it, the worse it seems to be to fix.
What is sprint planning and how can we align it with our cycles?
February 13, 2023 • 10 MIN
Business is a marathon, not a sprint. You have to play the long game on strategy, there is no such thing as an overnight success. But at the same time, you do need to be moving forward, taking action, and sometimes the marathon analogy can make it feel like you don't achieve anything until you get to the very end...And without those wins you can lose motivation and momentum. One of the concepts I worked with in the corporate world was agile and sprints. Sprints are a short defined period of time, where you break down the end goal into small chunks that can be achieved inside that sprint, and so while you are focused on the end goal, you're also focused on making progress each and every sprint. Over the holiday period I realised that our cycles are perfect for implementing sprint planning. In this episode I'm sharing more about what sprint planning is, and how we can use it with a cyclical approach.
Is your business sustainable?
February 6, 2023 • 10 MIN
There are so many ways you can define a sustainable business. Sustainable income is crucial. This is where you want to look at your marketing and selling processes and make sure they working for you. Now this is not my zone of genius, so I'm leaving that bit to the experts. The kind of sustainable I am talking about, is how you run your business. The behind the scenes foundations. And why is this important? So you don't burn yourself out in the pursuit of success. In this episode I am exploring some of the signs you're business isn't sustainable
My vision, mission, and core service pillars
January 30, 2023 • 14 MIN
Before doing anything in business, you need to get clear on why you're here and what you want to create. And if you've been in business for a while, reviewing it and refining your vision and mission can help you to keep moving forwards in the right direction. In this episode I'm sharing my vision, mission, and core service pillars.
Easing into 2023
January 23, 2023 • 14 MIN
As soon as January arrives there is so much content filling your inbox and social media feeds about planning the new year. For me December has felt a lot like a luteal month, slowing down, wrapping things up. And January very much like a menstrual month, a time to reflect, get clarity on my vision and goals. In this episode I share my process for easing into the new year slowly and purposefully.
Cycle alignment and working with clients
December 12, 2022 • 19 MIN
In this episode we explore how you can structure the way you work with clients in the different phases of your cycle. This includes project and done for you services, one on one mentoring or coaching, and also group programs.
Cycle alignment and creating new offers and programs
December 6, 2022 • 10 MIN
Sometimes new offers drop in with all the clarity we need to take action and make it happen. More often than not though, we need time to mull things over, get more clarity, work out how all the pieces fit together. In these situations, our cycles and hormones can be helpful in working it all out, and getting the new offer out into the world.
Cycle alignment and content creation
November 28, 2022 • 12 MIN
In this episode we're exploring how we can apply a cyclical approach to how we create content in our business. If you have a blog, podcast, YouTube channel, or create social media content, and you want to cycle sync your content creation, this episode is for you.
What does success really look like?
November 14, 2022 • 14 MIN
I've been thinking a lot lately about how we measure success. I love data and metrics, and as valuable as all that stuff is, there are other ways we can define and measure success. It's been a common thread of previous episodes, both solo and with guests, about defining what your version of success looks like, not what everyone on the internet is telling you it should be or what it should look like. Because when you're working towards something that inspires and motivates you, that is creating the life and business you actually want, it feels a lot more exciting than a goal you're not truly aligned within or really give a shit about.
Is your Business a Prison? with Chenae Carey
November 7, 2022 • 29 MIN
In this episode I chat with my good friend Chenae Carey about entrepreneurial freedom, and her new book 'Is your Business a Prison?'.
What Taylor Swift can teach us about business and launching
October 31, 2022 • 10 MIN
I've been feeling really disillusioned with the online business world lately. It started to feel like some massive business coaching pyramid scheme... no one seems to care about the impact they can have on the world, it's just how much money you can make. So I've been looking to other industries for inspiration in how they market and sell their products and services. Two of the industries I love and have looked to are music and movies. So it's been great timing to observe Taylor Swift launch her new album Midnights. And whether you love or hate her, you can't deny she's did an amazing job with this album launch. In this episode I share my key business and launching learnings from Taylor Swift.
How do you decide what is important?
October 24, 2022 • 13 MIN
There is so much to do when you run a business. Some of it you knew you were in for before you started out, other things take you by surprise. Add in all the things people all over the internet tell you that you have to do in order to have a successful business, the plethora of different platforms you could be on, all the different ways you can serve clients, market your business, and it can get pretty overwhelming quickly. In this episode I'm sharing some ways you can decide what is important for you and your business.
Why does slowing down feel so damn hard?
October 17, 2022 • 11 MIN
For many of us, learning to slow down, learning to rest when we need it, learning to listen to our bodies cues, doesn't come easily. We've been conditioned to believe that life is about doing more and having more, and that you have to work your butt off to get it. But for women, we aren't built that way. Biologically we cannot go at the same level day in and day out, we need time to slow down and rest. In this episode we explore why slowing down can be so damn hard.
India-Jade Cook - Becoming unapologetically self-expressed
October 10, 2022 • 32 MIN
In this week's episode I chat with the truly magnetic India-Jade Cook. India is a marketing & mindset coach for female entrepreneurs, helping you be unapologetically self-expressed to create a magnetic af personal brand.
What to do when you want to burn your business to the ground
October 3, 2022 • 12 MIN
We've all been there, those days, maybe weeks, where you're so over running your own business, you just want to throw it all away, and burn it all to the ground. I know I've been there more than once! In this epsiode we explore what to do when you feel this way.
Why knowing yourself is vital for a thriving business
September 26, 2022 • 10 MIN
Knowing your strengths and talents is vital in running your own business. When you know who you are, what you stand for, and how you work best, you're empowered to create a business that works for you.
Our businesses are seasonal too!
September 19, 2022 • 11 MIN
Like our cycles, the seasons of the year, or the phases of the moon, our businesses are seasonal too. There are seasons where we see growth, and seasons where we focus on sustaining where we are. There are seasons of fast action, and seasons for slowing down. But for many of us, the slower paced seasons feel uncomfortable. We're constantly bombarded with messaging online about growing and scaling your business, hitting that next income goal. And there is nothing wrong with business growth, but its about doing it in a way that is intentional and in alignment with the business that you want to create.
How to be more intentional with your time and energy
September 12, 2022 • 14 MIN
Your time, energy, and brain power are finite resources. If you don't want to be working all the time, and you want to be more intentional about how you run your business, and how you use your precious resources, then you need a plan!
Is it time for a business spring clean?
September 5, 2022 • 11 MIN
We all know how good it feels when you've had a good declutter and tidy up around the house. But do you ever do it for your business? If not then in today's episode I'm sharing 10 different ways you can spring clean and declutter your business.
Planning vs taking fast action to get results in your business
August 29, 2022 • 12 MIN
Some of us (me) are natural born planners. Some are natural born action takers. Most of us probably sit somewhere between the two ends of the spectrum. There are advantages and disadvantages to both approaches, which is what we're exploring in this episode.
Systems might not sound sexy, but what they do for your business is!
August 22, 2022 • 12 MIN
Does the word systems make you go ughhhh.... Look I get it, systems don't sound sexy. But it's what they can do for your business that is. If you're looking to make running your business feel easier, more grounded, simpler then you need systems. If you want to work less, and be more intentional with the time and energy you put into your business then you need systems. If you want to get off the hamster wheel and run your business and launches without burning out, then you need systems. Key points in this episode: * Why you need systems in your business * How systems make your business easier to run, so you can work less * How to get started with creating systems the easy way
Amplify your personal brand with Jane McKay
August 15, 2022 • 27 MIN
In this episode I chat with Jane McKay from Jane McKay Communications. Jane is a marketing consultant and coach with more than 15 years' in the business who works with coaches, consultants and entrepreneurs who want to stand out and amplify their personal brands. In this episode we explore the concept of personal branding.
The balance between structure vs flow in business
August 8, 2022 • 11 MIN
One of the biggest misconceptions I see and hear is the belief that you have to choose between having structure in your business and going with the flow. My question is - why not both? Why can't you have the best of both worlds? Why do we view it as one or the other? In this episode we're diving deeper into structure and flow, and how you can embrace both in your business. Key points in this episode: * You can have both structure and flow in your business, it's not one or the other * The importance of having both the space for ideas and inspiration and flow, and also the right foundations that support you to take action. * Why it's important to find your own sweet spot on the continuum of structure and flow.
Is decision fatigue slowing you down in business?
August 1, 2022 • 10 MIN
You've probably heard that your willpower diminishes the more you have to exercise it. But did you also know the same thing happens with decision making? The more decisions you have to make the harder they can become, the more overwhelmed you feel, and the more likely you are to make the wrong one or not even be able to make one at all... In this episode we're exploring how decision fatigue impacts your business. Key points in this episode: * What is decision fatigue and why does it happen * How decision fatigue makes running your business feel hard * Ways to reduce decision fatigue so you can move forward and start taking action on achieving your business goals.
Are you too busy being busy?
July 25, 2022 • 14 MIN
Are you someone who likes to keep busy being busy? Who doesn't know how to switch off from their business? Who feels like the more they do, the more worthy or valuable they are? In this episode we're chatting about our addiction to being busy all the damn time. Key points in this episode: * What does busy work look like in your business * Why you might be busy being busy all the time * How to let go of the busy work in your business
Exploring the Thrive Factor Archetypes with Shannon Dunn
July 18, 2022 • 44 MIN
In this episode I chat with Shannon Dunn all about her Thrive Factor Framework and archetypes. Shannon Dunn is an international award winning business and leadership coach, speaker, retreat leader, and best selling author with over 16 yrs leading her own coaching and consulting company Thrive Factor Co. Shannon coaches ambitious, ingenious souls to turn their lived and learned experiences (their wisdom) into income streams and wildly profitable ones at that. She is obsessed with creating ease by releasing the trappings of unhealthy hustle and instead carving your own path as the rebel you are. Rebel meaning a woman who’s making her own decisions and creating purposeful impact being herself. She’s the creator of the Thrive Factor Framework® and its 12 female centric Archetypes. It powerfully and reliably taps women directly into the psychology of self-awareness and activates thriving by defining core archetypal strengths and opening to understanding potential challenges based on a unique combination of 3-6 Archetypes, your Thrive Factor. The Thrive Factor Framework®, launched in 2010, is the cornerstone of all of Shannon’s work. Shannon teaches a Thrive Factor Coach® certification and has a huge vision to lead a community of licensed coaches worldwide as they share the Thrive Factor wisdom and its unique style of coaching to create lasting client transformation and a ripple effect of increased thriving worldwide. When not coaching, speaking, teaching, leading retreats, or authoring Shannon’s checking the forecast to see if she can get out on my paddleboard, heading to the beach, pool, or Pilates, indulging her love of mixed media painting, chilling with friends and being hooman to her demanding sidekick and chief nap officer Archie cat. Key points in this episode: How Shannon came to create the Thrive Factor Archetypes An overview of some of the main archetypes that show up in Shannon's clients and circles Why we love learning about ourselves How knowing your archetypes can support you to do business your way. Connect with Shannon: https://thrivefactorco.com/shannon-dunn-links/ Instagram: @shannon_thethrivefactor
The myth of work life balance
July 11, 2022 • 12 MIN
Do you sometimes feel like your business is all consuming? Like you can never really get away from it? You're always working, or thinking about working.... In today's episode I want to chat about creating more balance, and also why I don't like the term work life balance... Key points in this episode: * Why work life balance is a myth * Why we struggle to create that separation between the business and non-business parts of our lives * Why time off from your business is important * Ways you can explore creating more balance
Fixing energy leaks in your business
July 4, 2022 • 13 MIN
In this episode we're talking about energy leaks in your business. Those little annoyances and frustrations that divert your valuable time, attention, or focus away from where it should be. These energy leaks may seem small and inconsequential on their own, but over time they add up, and if you have a heap of energy leaks, then it really adds up to a lot of wasted time and energy. Key points in this episode: * How to identify energy leaks in your business * Why your luteal phase can be a powerful time for identifying energy leaks * Looking at the root cause of the issue, not just the surface level * How to identify solutions to those energy leaks so that you can refocus your time and attention on the tasks that will take you towards your business goals.
Stop throwing random words on the page with copywriter Sam Boettger
June 27, 2022 • 26 MIN
Ever wondered how a copywriter can support your in your business and launches? Or if you're not ready yet, how to write good copy without sounding salesy? In this episode I chat with Sam Boettger from Sam Bee Writes. Sam is a conversion copywriter who helps online educators STOP randomly throwing words on the page so they can START sharing strategic, engaging copy and get their words RIGHT the 1st time. Key topics in this episode: What does a copy writer do and how can they support you in business What is the process of working with a copy writer like When is the right time to outsource to a copy writer Tips for DIYing your copy and working through writers block Connect with Sam: www.samanthaboettger.com, IG: @sambeewrites
How to create space for rest
June 20, 2022 • 13 MIN
If you've been here a while you know I like to preach the gospel of rest! Now it's not that rest is the only thing that is important, you get to work hard too… it's just that we high achievers are already good at that bit. We're not afraid of long days, big to do lists, and getting our hands dirty so to speak. Its the rest part of the equation that we need help with. So in this episode I'm going to share some ways you can invite more rest into your day. Key points in this episode: * Rest isn't just about physical rest like naps, sometimes it's mental or emotional rest that you need * Rest will also look different at different phases of your cycle * Some of the easiest ways to create space for rest and breaks are using the Pomodoro technique when working, and taking lunch breaks.
How to be seen everywhere with Lisa Simone Richards
June 13, 2022 • 28 MIN
Are you wanting to grow your audience, and get more visibility and exposure for your business? In this episode I chat with Lisa Simone Richards all about how to stand out from the noise online and be seen everywhere. Key topics in this episode: * The difference between content that nurtures our existing audience, and content that grows our audience * Different ways you can gain exposure online through speaking, writing, or video * How being more visible is a lot easier than you think it is * The right way to pitch to be a guest on a podcast, YouTube channel, or write a guest blog / article Connect with Lisa: www.lisasimonerichards.com/quiz www.theperfectpodcastpitch.com www.instagram.com/lisasimonerichards Come hang out on Instagram @businesswithflow Share the episode to your stories and tag me
How experimenting helps you move forward in business
June 6, 2022 • 19 MIN
Experiment with new strategies and approaches in your business is a great way to learn what works for you, and what doesn't. I shifted my mindset to being more experimental a few years back. It allowed me to shift some of my perfectionistic tendencies, and have more fun. Key points in this episode: An overview of my one month Instagram experiment The benefits of experimenting in your business Ways you can experiment with new strategies in your business Come hang out on Instagram @businesswithflow Share the episode to your stories and tag me
Mel Daniels - Creating Powerful Content
May 30, 2022 • 34 MIN
In this episode I chat with Mel Daniels. Mel is a Content Strategist, Coach and Speaker. Mel’s purpose is to teach and empower women who want more from their business, on how to use content in a genuine way. She gives them the confidence they need to become more visible, seen as the expert that they are and inspired to take their business to the next level. Mel and I chat about how to create powerful, purposeful, and intentional content so you can stand out from the noise online. Key topics in this episode: * What is content marketing? And why is it important for business? * Aligning our content with our client journey * Creating content that is intentional and purposeful rather than just more of the noise we see online. * Tips for making content creation easier and less overwhelming. Connect with Mel: Instagram: www.instagram.com/meldbusiness Facebook: www.facebook.com/meldbusiness Facebook Group: The Content Project Website: www.meldbusinessservices.com.au Come hang out on Instagram @businesswithflow Share the episode to your stories and tag me
Slowing down to speed up
May 23, 2022 • 9 MIN
It might sound counter intuitive, but sometimes slowing down is necessary in order to speed up. Taking the time to slow down, take stock, reassess, and then move forwards in the right direction. Key points in this episode: * Business growth isn't usually a steady consistent thing, you can have periods of rapid growth, and periods where things are a little slower. The key is to work with that ebb and flow and use it to create more momentum. * What slowing down to speed up looks like in your business * Signs it might be time to slow down Come hang out on Instagram @businesswithflow Share the episode to your stories and tag me
Time blocking and other productivity hacks I can't get onboard with...
May 16, 2022 • 18 MIN
Sometimes it feels like you open up Instagram and you're being bombarded with all of these tips about being more productive, being more efficient. In this episode I want to call bullshit on some of the productivity hacks out there that I just can't get on board with. A reminder, as women or menstruating humans, we aren't built to be productive every single day. We're not meant to be consistent day in, day out, across the month. Key points in this episode: * Why I dislike time blocking, eat the frog, and the 5am club productivity advice * Productivity hacks I do like * Why rest, sunshine, and fresh air are just as important for your productivity * There is no right way…. Understanding yourself, how you work best, how you're motivated, vs what drains or overwhelms you is the key to creating the environment for being productive in your business. Wanna learn more about syncing your business with your cycle? Check out my mini course Cycle Aligned Business at businesswithflow.com/aligned/. Use the code PODCAST for $10 off. Come hang out on Instagram @businesswithflow Share the episode to your stories and tag me
Struggling to reach your goals? Track your metrics!
May 9, 2022 • 16 MIN
Does it feel like you're doing everything right, but not making progress? Not getting the results you want or expect? Are you tracking your stats and looking at your metrics? Bear with me…. We all know that you can't just set the intention and things magically happen. Results come from taking the practical action, from the things you actually do, not just think about doing. Key Points in this Episode: * Tracking the actions you're taking is one way to ensure you're actually doing the things you need to to reach your goals. * Your metrics will also help pin point where things might be going wrong, and whether you need to tweak and adjust your approach * Qualitative insight is important too! You need both. * Examples of non-business metrics - tracking your macros, charting your cycle, tracking how many times you workout * Examples of business metrics - each step of your funnel, your social media reach and engagement, list growth, email open and click through rates. Come hang out on Instagram @businesswithflow Share the episode to your stories and tag me
5 things I've stopped doing since I started cycle syncing
May 2, 2022 • 16 MIN
Cycle syncing is a wild ride. You meet parts of yourself that otherwise might have remained hidden. In this episode I'm sharing some of my lessons from cycle syncing, as they relate to how I show up and run my business. And it's not just the practical things like working harder in higher energy phases, and slowing down in lower energy phases. 5 things I've stopped doing in my business since I started cycle syncing * beating myself up when I was low in energy and motivation * pushing, hustling, and working hard all month long * saying yes to everyone and everything * doing things that just don't feel good for me and my business * holding on to things that no longer feel aligned Wanna learn more about syncing your business with your cycle? Check out my mini course Cycle Aligned Business at businesswithflow.com/aligned/. Use the code PODCAST for $10 off. Come hang out on Instagram @businesswithflow Share the episode to your stories and tag me
Are webinars dead?
April 25, 2022 • 14 MIN
The online business landscape is definitely changing, what used to work, won't work anymore. Key points in this episode: What resonates with audiences is always growing and evolving, so your strategies have to as well People have short attention spans, highlighted by the popularity of TikTok and Reels People are over the spammy and gross tactics of the past, they want value and will buy from people who give them that You're allowed to explore other launch strategies, you don't have to stick to what used to work, or what everyone else is doing. Learn more about my program Launch with Flow at launchwithflow.com Come hang out on Instagram @businesswithflow Share the episode to your stories and tag me
Laura Torbett - Lunae Collective - Cycle syncing your workouts
April 18, 2022 • 45 MIN
In this episode I am thrilled to be bringing you another guest expert. And for those of you who cannot learn enough about cycle syncing, like me, you're gonna love this one! I interview Laura Torbett from Lunae Collective. Laura is a movement enthusiast whose mission supports women from menarche to menopause with cycle-friendly movement practices. lunae is a roadmap of phasic exercise for menstruators.
Celebrating 1 year of podcasting
April 11, 2022 • 16 MIN
This week I am celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the podcast! So, for this episode I thought I would share some of the lessons I've learnt this year about podcasting, myself, and my business. Key points in this episode: You have to be willing to suck at something new Systems and templates make life so much easier Sometimes you have a lot to say, and at other times nothing Listener behaviour and analytics offer some useful insights into what topics resonate with people Podcasting is a long term strategy Getting support in the beginning makes the learning curve easier to navigate
Business tactics that make me go ughhhh
April 4, 2022 • 12 MIN
Now this is intended to be a bit of fun. But today I wanted to chat about some of things I see and experience online that are just plain ick! Now what makes my skin crawl might not seem so bad for you. Use the tactics and strategies that feel good and right for you. Your business, your rules. Also please remember that it's possible that in the past we have done things that we look back on and cringe. It's all a learning process, don't beat yourself up. Learn and move on. Business tactics I'm over: * Cold pitches, either in the DMs or via email * People who follow you and then randomly like a bunch of your posts in the hope you'll follow them back… * No ability to opt out of launch specific email sequences * Using shame tactics in marketing that make you feel bad about yourself * Lifestyle marketing aka look at how rich I am
Can you be too anti-hustle?
March 28, 2022 • 12 MIN
We've all seen those internet millionaires talking about how they only work 2 hours a day and still make oodles of cash each month. And I am not debating that they do, but…what you're seeing is not the whole picture. If you don't have a team, or maybe you have a VA for a few hours a week, or you outsource projects here and there, it might be easy to look at that and think how is that even possible? And that is what we're going to explore right now. Key points in this episode: You're not seeing the whole picture, the effort and work it took for them to get the foundations in place to build a business like this While the business owners might only work a few hours a week, they have a team supporting them behind the scenes to make this possible The anti-hustle movement has gone a little too far in glamorising working less and making more You get to build the business that you want, in the way that you want Come hang out on Instagram @businesswithflow Share the episode to your stories and tag me Wanna learn more about syncing your business with your cycle? Check out my mini course Cycle Aligned Business at businesswithflow.com/aligned/. Use the code PODCAST for $10 off.
Are you overcomplicating business?
March 21, 2022 • 9 MIN
I hear myself often telling my clients, start simple, get the foundations in place, and then add more. It's human nature to assume something we have never done is going to be hard, and I think at times this leads to the false assumption that it must be complicated. And when we haven't done something in our business before - maybe its create and launch a new program, set up your first evergreen funnel, run a webinar or 5 day experience, we often assume that we have to do all the things we see others in the online space doing. And then we make it really hard for ourselves, it becomes this big, scary, overwhelming thing. So we don't do it. We hold ourselves back. Or we try to do it end up burnout and frustrated because we think it needs to be this big thing with all the bells and whistles. Key points in this episode: * Trying to replicate someone else's strategy probably won't work for you * You need to build the foundations in your business to support sustainable growth * Business and launching can be simple * Take the simple and imperfect actions, find what works and what doesn't, and allow that to support your business growth Learn more about my program Launch with Flow at launchwithflow.com Come hang out on Instagram @businesswithflow Share the episode to your stories and tag me
Are you a prisoner to your to do list?
March 14, 2022 • 10 MIN
I remember when I first started working full time after I graduated from university. I prided myself on how efficient I was, how much work I could get done, and how quickly I could get it done. I was always asking for more work, more projects. I didn't realise it then, but I was trying to prove my worth by how efficient I was. I was looking for external validation, pats on the back, comments about how good I was. But I also got a high from ticking stuff off my to do list, I lived for that next hit, and like any drug, over time you need more and more just to get that same pleasure. It's any wonder I ended up with severe burnout! In this episode I'm sharing my journey from being a prisoner to my to do list, to creating space and freedom in my business. Key points in this episode: * Being busy for the sake of being busy is the path to burnout * Success comes from aligned action, not doing all the things * Working in harmony with your cycle supports periods of rest as well as periods of productivity * Its ok to let go of what isn't working Wanna learn more about syncing your business with your cycle? Check out my mini course Cycle Aligned Business at businesswithflow.com/aligned/. Use the code PODCAST for $10 off. Come hang out on Instagram @businesswithflow Share the episode to your stories and tag me
Chelsea Horton - Healing Embodied
March 7, 2022 • 27 MIN
In this episode I'm chatting with Chelsea Horton, CEO and founder of Healing Embodied. Chelsea is a Relationship Anxiety Specialist and Body/Mind Integration Expert with her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counselling. Chelsea is a Board Certified-Dance/Movement Therapist with who has facilitated hundreds of sessions with those who are experiencing intense anxiety. As you'll hear in the episode, Chelsea has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to healing anxiety and regulating our nervous systems. And while Chelsea does specialise in working with people experiencing relationship anxiety, her advice is applicable to anyone experiencing anxiety or trauma in any area of life. Key points in this episode: * Why your approach to healing anxiety and trauma needs to include the body as well as the mind * How past emotions and trauma get stored and in the body * How to recognise if you might have old wounds that need to be healed * Letting go of the shoulds and learning to trust yourself Follow Chelsea and the Healing Embodied Team: Website: https://www.healingembodied.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healing.embodied/ Chelsea's new program Radical Self Trust: https://healingembodied.kartra.com/page/radical-self-trust Free Video Training - The Science of Healing Relationship Anxiety: https://healingembodied.kartra.com/page/scienceofhealing
Reviewing your business? Here's what to consider.
February 28, 2022 • 11 MIN
Do you ever take the time to stop and review your business? What works? And what doesn't? Am I still working towards the right goals? Am I working on the right things that will take me towards those goals? Am I working as efficiently and effectively as I can? Do I have the right tools to support my business? In this episode I share the process I go through with both my own business, and my mentoring clients, to complete a business review. Key points of the episode: Your luteal phase is a great time for doing a review Identify the key areas of your business - content, clients, courses, financials, tools and apps Ask these questions: How much time and energy is this taking? Does this feel good, fun, in alignment? What aspects of this aren't working? How can I make this easier or do this better? What can you let go of? What are your quick wins and bigger projects you need to prioritise? Wanna learn more about syncing your business with your cycle? Check out my mini course Cycle Aligned Business at businesswithflow.com/aligned/. Use the code PODCAST for $10 off. Come hang out on Instagram @businesswithflow Share the episode to your stories and tag me
Struggling with cycle syncing? Don't make these common mistakes.
February 21, 2022 • 11 MIN
If you're listening to this podcast you know I'm a fan of cycle syncing, and you probably are too. Today I wanted to share some of the more common mistakes or things I see tripping people up when they begin their cycle syncing journey. Common mistakes discussed in this episode: 1 - Expecting to solve all your problems in one cycle 2 - Being too rigid with the rules of what to do in each phase, even when you're not feeling it 3 - Not charting your cycle 4 - Giving up when it gets hard 5 - Feeling like it's all or nothing
Feeling overwhelmed? Try this!
February 14, 2022 • 10 MIN
Feeling overwhelmed? We all have those moments, days, weeks, where everything feels too much. When we get overwhelmed it can feel like we're stuck, just spinning our tires, expending a lot of energy but not getting anywhere. In the episode I'm sharing what I do when I find myself feeling overwhelmed. Key points of this episode: 1 - Stop! 2 - Tune into what you're feeling 3 - What is causing the overwhelm? 4 - What can you do about it?
Why we procrastinate and how to move through it
February 7, 2022 • 12 MIN
Procrastination.... We all do it at different times and for different reasons. I love human behaviour and psychology. So I've recently been observing both myself and my clients and why it is that we procrastinate. And in this episode I share my insights. Key points in this episode: * Three reasons I have observed in myself and my clients are: ** lack of clarity ** lack of desire ** lack of belief * What you can do when you're procrastinating
You can be successful without the hustle!
January 31, 2022 • 8 MIN
A few years ago, hustling was the thing. Get up early, work late, be on all the platforms, do all things.... And then slowly some of us started to come to our senses and realise it was sustainable. Hustle culture leads to burnout, sacrifice (personal life, health), doing anything and everything, do whatever it takes mentality But you can have success in business without the hustle! Key points in this episode: Anti-hustle isn't anti-success, its about working smarter, not harder.... It's about doing the right work that is in alignment with reaching your goals You can be anti-hustle and: work hard be productive be focussed on your goals be successful and driven but we do it in a way that is more sustainable. How our cyclical nature supports periods of work and periods of rest Wanna learn more about syncing your business with your cycle? Check out my mini course Cycle Aligned Business at businesswithflow.com/aligned/. Use the code PODCAST for $10 off. Come hang out on Instagram @businesswithflow Share the episode to your stories and tag me
Getting to know your cycle
January 24, 2022 • 12 MIN
We talk a lot about cycles around here. And one of the core components of understanding and applying the principles that I teach is getting to know your own cycle. We're all different and so are our cycles. Some women are very regular, others not so much, Some women have shorter cycles and some longer Some align with the moon, others don't Some women have challenging cycles, others less so Some women have natural cycles, other's don't So while understanding the theory of our hormones and cycles is great, getting to know your own cycle is how you can really start to embody cyclical living and business. And the way to do that is through tracking or charting your cycle. Key points of this episode: Why charting your cycle is important in embodying cyclical living and business The benefits of charting your cycle What markers can you add to your chart Different ways you can chart your cycle Links mentioned in this episode: Stasha Washburn's free charting mandala is available at https://theperiodcoach.com/etrc/
Sally Guthrie - How to free thyself from what is holding us back
January 17, 2022 • 31 MIN
In this episode I spoke with Sally Guthrie -  International Best Selling Author, Inspirational Speaker, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Advanced Rapid Transformational Therapist, and a PSYCH-K® Facilitator. Sally has been a client of mine for a few years now, and because of that I get a sneak peak into the amazing work that she does with women. Sally has a vast background in the study of the mind & human behaviour, from Yogic Philosophy, Neuroplasticity to Mind Mastery.    The premise of Sally’s transformative work and signature methods is to ‘Know Thyself’. "Understanding and realigning what is unconsciously playing out allows us to ditch the invisible rubber band that holds us back and to access the infinite possibilities available to us all".   Sally especially loves working with high functioning women that appear to have it all together on the outside but have one (or more) patterns/areas/issues that just aren’t working for them, holding them back from creating and living the life they desire. Key points of this episode: Sally's personal journey of coming home to herself Cultivating an awareness of beliefs and definitions that no longer serve us Letting go of the need to control Follow Sally at: Website: sallyguthrie.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethyself.co/ Found out more about Sally's program the Free Thyself Project at: https://sallyguthrie.kartra.com/page/FreeThyselfProject Get access to the free How to Trust in Uncertainty masterclass at: https://sallyguthrie.kartra.com/page/masterclass
Navigating the more challenging phases of our cycles
January 10, 2022 • 11 MIN
We all have a favourite phase of our cycle... The one where we feel the most comfortable and at home. For me that is follicular and ovulation. I'm good at planning, making things happen, rolling up my sleeves and getting things done. And we also have those phases of our cycles that we resist... The ones that don't feel comfortable or we struggle to embrace them. For me that is definitely luteal phase. Even though I know it's coming. Even though I know it's ok to slow down, to rest. I still resist it. I still beat myself up when one day I feel amazing, and a few days later that estrogen drop leaves me with a massive case of the CBFs. For me these are still the most difficult days of my cycle to navigate. Today I wanted to share my tips on leaning into the phases we resist the most. A reminder: if you have painful periods, severe PMS, mood swings, or other symptoms of hormonal imbalance, this is not normal. See your GP or naturopath and get support to balance your hormones. Things to explore and reflect on: 1 - What exactly is it that you're resisting? 2 - Are you setting unrealistic expectations on yourself? 3 - Do you need support or to learn new skills? 4 - What is it that you really need? Come hang out on Instagram @businesswithflow Share the episode to your stories and tag me Wanna learn more about syncing your business with your cycle? Check out my mini course Cycle Aligned Business at businesswithflow.com/aligned/. Use the code PODCAST for $10 off.
Easing into 2022
January 3, 2022 • 15 MIN
There is a lot talk online at the moment about goal setting, intention setting, planning for 2022.... This is not going to be one of those episodes, well mostly not.... Before we get into today's content I want to remind you that there is no rush. You do not have to have 2022 planned out in detail within the first few days of January! For the last couple of years I have given myself the whole of January to ease into the new year. No rush, no pressure. A whole month gives me an entire cycle to review, align, plan and then start taking action. Key points in this episode: **Reflecting on 2021 *What rocked *What sucked *What did I learn *What would I do differently if I had a do-over **What do I want 2022 to look like? *Start, stop, keep doing? *How do I want to feel?
How to recover from a "failed" launch
December 27, 2021 • 8 MIN
When you have a launch that doesn't do as well as you'd hoped, it sucks! But, it happens to everyone. Trust me. You might see these big launches and success online, what you don't see is the first few launches these people had that barely made any money.... But if you give up after one sucky launch, you never take what you learned, and use it to improve the next one. And get better with each launch. And maybe one day reach the launch goals you have. Here are my tips for recovering from a failed launch: * Feel your feelings. * Do a review of your launch, even if it "failed" there will be some things that you can celebrate. * Also look at what didn't work, so you know what to tweak or adjust next time. * Set the intention to launch again. * Create a plan for your next launch that takes into account what you learnt from this, and moves you forward towards the next launch. * Get support where you need it.
Feel the fear and do it anyway?
December 20, 2021 • 8 MIN
Launching can be a very vulnerable and scary time. We put our heart and soul into something that we then put out into the world, and hope that others will love too. Just like artists or musicians, we put so much into what we create in our business, but the perceived success of it lies in the hands of others. And that can bring up a lot of stuff! Am I good enough? Do I know enough? Will people get value? In this episode we talk about: * How do we know we're ready to launch our course, program, or offer * When is the right time to launch? * Is it a case of feeling the fear and doing it anyway?
Launching: what you think you need vs what you actually need
December 13, 2021 • 14 MIN
When you observe the online course and coaching industry, it can seem like in order to have success in your launches, like the celebrity entrepreneurs, that we need to launch the way they do. And that is why a lot of people shy away from launching, because it seems like this big, overwhelming, complicated thing. And quite frankly the thought of it feels too much. But in this episode I want to share with you what you actually need to launch. And the good news is, it can be simple and easy! What you think you need for a successful launch 1 - A complicated funnel, with lots of upsells, downsells, daily emails, false scarcity 2 - To offer a zillion bonuses or addons to prove the worthiness of your program 3 - Paid ads 4 - A huge audience 5 - To be on all the social platforms 6 - To hustle What you actually need 1 - A product or service that solves a problem for your community 2 - To deliver a tonne of value, without worrying about giving away the good stuff for free 3 - A way to take money 4 - An engaged audience 5 - Mindset and energetic practices 6 - A launch plan
Launching with integrity
December 6, 2021 • 11 MIN
We've all see or been subjected to bro marketing, pushy, spammy, and down right gross tactics in the online business world. I'm sure we've also all had mentors and coaches suggest we sell in a certain way, use certain launch strategies that just didn't sit well. The thing is, any strategy can and will work for the right people under the right circumstances. But we also get to choose what we will and wont do. We get to choose what feels right for us, in alignment with our values. We get to choose how we run our business and launches. How do we launch with integrity? Be yourself, be authentic Sell and launch in a way that you'd want to be sold to! Be honest Experiment and learn from your mistakes
Launching without the overwhelm
November 29, 2021 • 10 MIN
For almost everything in life and business, the first time you do something is always the hardest. Because you have no clue what you're doing... And it can feel really overwhelming when you're in that sink or swim phase, until you learn how to keep afloat. Launching is exactly the same! You look around and see people on the internet doing it, and think well it can't be that hard... Until you launch for the first time and realise there is more to it than the internet tells you. And as time goes on, your launches get bigger and more elaborate, and with that can come even more overwhelm. So in this episode I wanted to share some of my favourite tips for launching (whether it's your 1st, 2nd or 10th) without the overwhelm. Key points in this episode: 1 - Set your launch goals 2 - Have a plan 3 - Get help with the things that are not your zone of genius 4 - Launch around you cycle! 5 - Prepare before you launch 6 - Focus on your energy
Launch Archetypes
November 22, 2021 • 11 MIN
I'm a naturally observant and analytical person. I was born this way, I can't help it. I love observing patterns, noticing trends, people watching.... I just find people so damn fascinating And I really freaking love personality quizzes and archetypes! So naturally I observe my clients, my peers, and people in my online circles and I started to see various launch archetypes appear. So in this episode I wanted to share them with you. 1 - Last Minute Lucy 2 - Connector / Relationship Builder 3 - The Planner 4 - The Intuitive Launcher 5 - The Launch Celebrity Tune into the episode to hear more about these archetypes.
The three key phases of your launch
November 15, 2021 • 16 MIN
When most people think about a launch, they normally think of the main promotional period of their launch... But actually there are 3 key phases of your launch, and utilising the other 2 phases is what will make that promo period easier and more effective. Key points in this episode: 1 - The pre-launch phase is the most important phase of your launch. In this phase you get everything you need organised, you 2 - The promotional period of your launch - the more you've done in the pre-launch, the more you can focus your time and energy on connecting, engaging, and making sales 3 - The post launch period - review what worked and what didn't, so you can make your next launch even easier
Planning in flow
November 8, 2021 • 17 MIN
By now you should know why I love planning. Planning keeps you focused on the right work that will move you towards reaching your goals. You know exactly what you need to do when you sit down at your desk each day. In this episode we're covering how to plan your business in flow with your menstrual cycle. ** Not got a natural hormonal cycle? Sub the phases of the moon and apply the same principles - new moon is your menstrual phase, full moon is your ovulation phase. Key points in this episode: * How I plan for the next 12 months, month, and week ahead * How I use the 4 phases of my cycle to plan and take action on my goals * The tools I use to plan my business The planning tool I mentioned in this episode is Clickup. You can find out more here: https://clickup.com/?fp_ref=uuxn8 **Please note this is my affiliate link, if you sign up with Clickup on a paid plan I will receive a small commission, but I promote it because I love it and use it every day in my business.
Jess Dzierbicki - The Fertility Awareness Method
November 1, 2021 • 31 MIN
In this episode I chat with my friend Jess from Charting with Jess Jess Dzierbicki is a certified Fertility Awareness Instructor with the Natural Family Planning Teachers Association of the United Kingdom. Jess created Charting with Jess to teach women how to quit hormonal birth control and instead use a natural method of contraception. Jess is obsessed with women’s hormones and loves to help women from all walks of life see the amazing changes that can happen once they quit hormonal birth control. Jess understands it can be overwhelming when first discovering this information and ensures her clients feel supported, empowered, safe, and secure when learning this method. After working with Jess, you will have a deeper understanding of not only your menstrual cycle but also how these cyclical hormonal changes affect your physical, mental, and emotional health each month. Jess is based in Melbourne, Australia but holds consults and coaching online to people all around the world. Key points in this episode: * What is the Fertility Awareness Method aka FAM? * How to get started charting for fertility awareness * Jess's own journey of coming off hormonal birth control, learning FAM, and then becoming a certified instructor * How to talk to your partner and your doctor about FAM
Embracing my inner lazy girl
October 25, 2021 • 12 MIN
The world we currently live in doesn't accept laziness. It's seen as a bad thing, not something to aspire to. We live in a culture that glamourizes hustle and praises hard work. But in recent years I've been working to embrace the lazy part of myself. It hasn't been easy, she was buried pretty deep and hard to find thanks to all that conditioning and lifelong habits. But after burning out pretty bad, I knew embracing her had to become part of my life if I wanted to heal and not repeat the same patterns. Key points in this episode: * If your body or mind is tired, you need rest, especially in the luteal and menstrual phases! * You should never have to feel guilty about slowing down and resting, its a normal part of how our bodies work and communicate with us. * My tips for embracing your own inner lazy girl. * A reminder that we are cyclical beings - we have our 24 hour circadian rhythm and our monthly cyclical rhythm, both of which require rest!
Belinda Gill - Building a business without the hustle
October 18, 2021 • 34 MIN
In this episode I chat with my friend Belinda Gill from Better Than Busy. Belinda and I have been in many of the same online business circles for a few years now. We always connect over our shared business philosophies of keeping business simple and building your business without having to hustle. Belinda is a an MBA qualified business strategist and mentor, who helps women to simplify their business model and strategy so that they can earn more without doing more. A former corporate lawyer, advisor and contract manager, she loves to find a simple solution to a complex situation. She is the least lawyer-like ex lawyer you will meet :). Belinda grew her business around her two kids and a day job and in 2020 doubled her business income whilst working less hours.
Realigning my Business
October 11, 2021 • 14 MIN
The last few months have been a huge process of uplevelling for me. Back in episode 21 I talked about how to get out of a funk in your business. And that was really just the beginning. That feeling of being unmotivated and lacking clarity on where to go.... was leading me down the path... I could feel big changes were coming, but I didn't have full clarity on exactly what they were... I just knew that I had outgrown and was no longer in alignment with huge parts of my business. And it was really freaking scary, because although I knew what needed to go, I didn't have clarity on what was coming in its place. So in this episode I let you in on what changes are coming to my business and the podcast, and also chat about how I navigated this process over the last few months.
The journey to embracing your cyclical nature
October 4, 2021 • 14 MIN
Before I learnt about and embraced my cyclical nature I lived pretty much full time in the masculine energy of doing all the time. And it would be nice to think that as soon as I learnt about the power of my cycle things changes overnight. But we all know that's never the case. It was a process of unlearning, and re-learning. In fact 4 years on, I'm still always learning. In this episode I share my 5 key steps to embracing your cyclical nature.
Blending your intuition and systems
September 27, 2021 • 18 MIN
In this episode we explore how you can blend both your intuition and systems in your business. There's a common misconception that you have to to be one or the other, but actually there is a magical sweet spot where you can embrace both for different aspects of your business. If you're all vision and no action, nothing ever gets out into the world If you're all action and no vision, and you're busy creating things that aren't aligned to your goals and dreams, and it can feel like you're on a hamster wheel always running but never going anywhere.... Key points in this episode: * How to tap into your intuition and use it in your business * Why you need systems and how they make business easier * How to blend using your intuition to guide your direction and ideas, and systems to make it happen
Let's talk about productivity
September 20, 2021 • 16 MIN
This is not your average podcast about being productive. Because most advice out there falls short and prescribes what and how you must do things to be productive. And what's missing from most productivity advice is that its more than just being efficient and ticking things off your to do list. You want to be effective as well as efficient - working on the right things that are aligned with your goals and vision.
Ellen Ronalds Keene - How Podcasting can Benefit your Business
September 13, 2021 • 34 MIN
Today I'm chatting with my friend and podcasting mentor Ellen Ronalds Keene all about how podcasting can benefit your business. Ellen was instrumental in supporting me to get my podcast up and running in a way that was sustainable and fun. Ellen (she/her) is an educator, coach, podcaster and podcast producer who works from home on Gaibal country in what is now known as Toowoomba, QLD, Australia. Ellen spent a decade as a teacher before making the shift into the online business world. She has followed her passions for education, online communication and health, and now splits her time between her teacher wellbeing support business Self-Care for Teachers, and podcast production agency, Perk Digital. Key points in this episode: * Podcasting has numerous benefits for businesses, whether you host your own or guest on other podcasts * Podcast content has a much longer lifespan than social media posts and can continue to be leveraged months or years after it was created * Podcasting can be an excellent way to create warm audiences as you prepare to launch and also for your evergreen products and services as it builds the know like trust factor * While podcasts do take a lot of work, they're relatively simple to get up and running without burning out or spending a lot of money on fancy equipment
Does consistency really matter?
September 6, 2021 • 9 MIN
We hear a lot about consistency in the online business world. We have to email our lists consistently, post on SM consistently.... But here's the thing.... as women we are not made to be consistent! In this episode we chat about how to use your cycle to be consistent, without having to actually be consistent.
The shadow side of planning
August 30, 2021 • 11 MIN
For most of my life I was a complete control freak... I planned everything to the most minute detail as a way to control the outcome. I lived in fear that things wouldn't go to plan, and so I invested so much of my time and energy into trying to make sure it did. It wasn't just about the plan, but it was planning for all of the possible outcomes and if this happened then do this or if this happens then do that. I became paralysed by all the planning without taking much action... And it was freaking exhausting! And this is the shadow side of planning. When we use it as a means of control. So in today's episode I shared some of my journey of learning to let go of my addiction to control.
Busting Planning Myths
August 23, 2021 • 13 MIN
Planning can kinda get a bad wrap. And yeah I get it, not everyone is a natural born planner like me! But without a plan it can be so easy to get lost in the doing without actually working on the things that actually matter. So in this episode we're busting some of the common myths about planning.
Getting out of a business funk
August 16, 2021 • 15 MIN
Ever been through a phase in your business where it felt hard, you lost your motivation and inspiration, and things just weren't flowing? I think we've all been there right? I know I certainly have. So in this episode I want to share the ways I get myself out of a business rut Key points in this episode: 1 - Check where you are in your cycle, don't make any rash decisions in the week before your period is due! 2 - Are you working in alignment with your cycle? If not, then what tweaks can you make to make things a little easier on yourself? 3 - Our businesses have seasons too. Recognise and embrace the season you're in 4 - Create the space to go within, to review and realign. It's not always easy, but it always works.
Lessons I've learnt from syncing my business and life with my cycle
August 9, 2021 • 13 MIN
When we make big changes to our lives we often expect certain things to change, that's why we do it after all. But often it's the unexpected things that we didn't anticipate that can have a huge impact. In this episode I share 7 of the unexpected things I've learnt since syncing my business and life with my cycle. 1 - It's an exercise in standing your ground, setting and honouring boundaries, and learning to say no 2 - Some people won't understand and will thing you're crazy 3 - The easiest changes are often the hardest to make 4 - It will impact everything in your life in some way 5 - It's easier than you think, but it requires conscious thought 6 - You develop a great sense of self-awareness, but there is no where to hide from yourself anymore 7 - Sometimes you wish you could go back to "before" because it feels like it would be easier
Intention, Alignment, Connection - Breaking down marketing buzz words
August 2, 2021 • 13 MIN
In today's episode I'm breaking down some of the marketing buzz words I've observed over the last while and what they mean. Intention, alignment, and connection are kind of big buzz words when it comes to women in the online business world. These words get sprinkled in SM captions, sales page copy, emails. And, somewhat ironically, I do wonder if people are being intentional with their use of these words or they're using them as fluff and filler without much meaning behind them.... So today I wanted to break down what they actually mean to ME, and why I use them in my content and copy. Key points in this episode: * Intention - being conscious and considered about the actions you take, the decisions you make, what you say yes to and what you say no to * Alignment - taking action that is in integrity with your values or is taking you towards your goals * Connection - building genuine relationships with your audience, engaging and having conversations
Stasha Washburn - The Period Coach
July 26, 2021 • 41 MIN
In this episode I interviewed my mentor Stasha Washburn, the founder of Period Coaching School. Stasha's life’s mission to end the taboo around menstruation for women. From little things like marketing to make women feel shame, to the death’s of women each and every year due to this taboo. Stasha is a period coach, business mentor, author of the Revolution will be Bloody, and the Founder of The Period Coaching school.
Live Lead Magnets
July 19, 2021 • 14 MIN
Planning your next launch and wondering what free resources and lead magnets work best? Do you run webinars, a challenge, a virtual summit, or some combination of the 3? In this episode we cover the pros and cons of each. Key points in this episode: * The purpose of your launch is to take your potential clients on a journey so they know what it feels like to work with you, the value you provide, and the transformation that is possible, so that clicking the ‘buy now’ button is a no brainer for them. * Live lead magnets are one of the best and easiest way to convert people into paying clients. * Choose the option that will allow you to really show up and give value by being you. You are what they came for, so show up, shine, and give a tonne of free value. Keen to learn more about Launching with Flow? Check out my free video training 'The Fundamentals of Launching with Flow' at www.laurainorder.com/launch.
Between the Launches
July 12, 2021 • 11 MIN
Do you get to the end of your launches and then just stop? I mean, the hard work is done right? What if I told you the success of most launches doesn’t actually come from what you do during your launch? That it actually comes from what you do between your launches? Key Points in this episode: * Be visible between your launches * Create consistent content with a focus on giving value * Keep growing your fan base * Keep talking about what you do so people know how they can work with you * Review your last launch to understand what worked and what didn't * Plan out your next launch Keen to learn more about Launching with Flow? Check out my free video training 'The Fundamentals of Launching with Flow' at www.laurainorder.com/launch.
Evergreen Funnels vs Live Launching
July 5, 2021 • 13 MIN
Feeling confused about the best way to get sales for your course or membership? Should you create an evergreen funnels, or is it better to do a launch? What works better? What is easier? Then tune into this week's episode. Key Points in this episode: * A launch is a specific period of time where you are promoting your offer vs an evergreen funnel which is always available * Launches generally mean you will have an influx of new clients and income at once, where as an evergreen funnel can bring a more consistent and steady stream of income into your business over time * Which is right for you will depend on your style and the product you're selling. Keen to learn more about Launching with Flow? Check out my free video training 'The Fundamentals of Launching with Flow' at www.laurainorder.com/launch.
Creating more ease and spaciousness in business with Jacquelyn Atkins
June 28, 2021 • 32 MIN
In this episode we chat with Jacquelyn Atkins about finding more ease, joy, and alignment in our business. Jacquelyn is a business clairvoyant and energy healer, she supports coaches and healers to clear their energy body and get energetically connected to their business so they can easily attract the right clients. Jacquelyn is passionate about creating a new business paradigm where ease, fun, spaciousness and abundance replace the hustle and constriction of the patriarchal business model. Key points in this episode: * Flow in business is about moving forward when the energy is there, and slowing down when it's not. * Your business has it's own energy body that is separate from your own * You can find more ease and flow by connecting in with your business and it's energy body * Embracing the yin and yang energy in your business is vital to your business success Follow Jacquelyn at: www.jacquelynatkins.com Biz Alchemy Podcast: https://pod.link/1543823272 Insight Timer: http://insig.ht/jacquelyn
Self care habits for business and launching
June 21, 2021 • 13 MIN
In this episode we're chatting about self care - the ways in which you prioritise your physical, mental, emotional, and energetic wellbeing. As women we can tend to be in "go" mode a lot, especially when you're running a business and have a family or other responsibilities. We tend to put our own wellbeing at the bottom of our to do lists. Key Points in this episode: * Self care isn't just about getting massages once a month, although those are wonderful! * Self care is about the things you do regularly to take care of yourself. * I share some of my tips for creating more space each day to rest and restore your body, mind, and soul The book I mentioned in the episode is The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck by Sarah Knight Find out more about Cycle Aligned Business at laurainorder.com/aligned/ Come hang out on Instagram @laurainorder Share the episode to your stories and tag me
Beating Burnout
June 14, 2021 • 17 MIN
Burnout is a very real thing for many women, especially when we bring launching into the mix. In this episode I take you through some of the material and research from my Period Coaching School certification presentation on burnout, stress, and its impact on the body and female hormones. Key Points in this episode: * Persistent stress can lead to disregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis * Cortisol rhythms can become interupted, we become less resilient, feel exhausted all the time, and our cycles can be impacted * Common symptons or signs you might need to get support * The key things I did to support my body to heal * Women aren't meant to push through and be in "go" mode all month long Links Find out more about Cycle Aligned Business at https://www.laurainorder.com/aligned
Cycle Basics - Menstrual Phase
June 7, 2021 • 9 MIN
This episode is part 4 of 4 in a series diving deeper into each of the phases of our menstrual cycles. In this episode we cover the menstrual phase. * Our menstrual phase is our inner winter or new moon phase. * Our hormones begin to decline towards the end of the luteal phase, and essentially flat line during the menstrual phase * In our menstrual phase we tend to want to withdraw our attention from the outside world and go within. We naturally have lower physical energy, motivation, or enthusiasm. * Create the space to rest and restore in this phase. The more you do the easier the next phases of your cycle will be. * Our menstrual phase is a time to review, reflect, go within, and align with the big vision we have for our businesses and lives.
Cycle Basics - Luteal Phase
May 31, 2021 • 13 MIN
This episode is part 3 of 4 in a series diving deeper into each of the phases of our menstrual cycles. In this episode we cover the luteal phase. Key points in this episode: * Luteal is the phase of our cycle after ovulation and before our period. It's our inner autumn or waning moon phase. * Estrogen drops after ovulation and then rises again slightly. Progesterone is triggered by ovulation and is our key hormone in this phase. * In luteal phase we move from a more externally focused high energy 'doing' phase of our cycle into a lower energy, more internally focused 'being' energy * Luteal is a phase of creativity, inspiration, and completion.
Cycle Basics - Ovulation Phase
May 24, 2021 • 12 MIN
This episode is part 2 of 4 in a series diving deeper into each of the phases of our menstrual cycles. In this episode we cover the ovulation phase.
Cycle Basics - Follicular Phase
May 17, 2021 • 10 MIN
This episode is part 1 of 4 in a series diving deeper into each of the phases of our menstrual cycles. In this episode we cover the follicular phase.
Getting Visible Online as an Introvert
May 10, 2021 • 10 MIN
The online business world is both the most amazing opportunity for introverts, and also scary AF. Because having an online service based business means we have to be visible in order to make sales, and for a lot of us that is outside our comfort zones. In this episode I share 4 of my strategies for getting more comfortable and confident being visible online.
Daily Practices for Launch Success
May 3, 2021 • 11 MIN
How do you set yourself up for success in your launches? I'm not just talking about the practical steps... how do you take care of and nourish your mind, body, and soul? Because its what we do everyday, not every once in a while, that set the foundations for success
Are you sabotaging your launches?
April 26, 2021 • 10 MIN
Have your last few launches not reaped the rewards you wanted? Is it possible you were subconsciously sabotaging your launch success? In this episode I talk about the 5 most common launch sabotages I see, and some ways you can support yourself to let go of them in your next launch.
Plan your launch to nail your goals
April 19, 2021 • 10 MIN
In this episode we dive into understanding why planning your launch is key to launch success. Now if you've been more of a wing it and pray kinda gal then this episode is for you. Creating a plan for you launch allows you to be intentional with your time and energy. Your plan will give you the aligned action steps to take that will move you towards your launch goals. Without a plan it’s easy to sit down each day and be busy, but not necessarily on the tasks that need your time and attention now, or that are going to move you towards making sales. No matter how much structure you love, or don’t love, it’s possible to create a plan that works for you, yes even if you’re more of a free spirit
Embracing your Cycle
April 12, 2021 • 13 MIN
In this episode we dive into understanding the 4 phases of our menstrual cycles. If you don't have a menstrual cycle, for whatever reason, you can apply the phases of the moon as a good starting point for understanding what's going on in your body, so the menstrual phase would be your new moon phase and the full moon would be your ovulation phase. Key points in this episode * Overview of the 4 phases of our cycles * Menstrual * Follicular * Ovulation * Luteal * How to use each phase in your business and your launches * How to get started understanding your cycle * My journey with running my business in flow But when we accept that we work differently to men, when we understand our cycles, our hormones, and how to harness the power of our cycles across the month, it can be a game changer for how we plan and run our business and launches. In this episode we chat about the 4 phases of our cycle, and what they mean for our energy, motivation, confidence, creativity and more.
What is Launching with Flow?
April 12, 2021 • 10 MIN
Welcome to episode 2 of the Launch with Flow Podcast! In this episode we explore what the concept of launching with flow means. Key points in this episode * What does flow mean? * Launching in alignment with your cycle * Planning your launch * Having the right support so you can stay in your zone of genius * Supporting your body, your mind and your soul with rest, self care, exercise and fun * Choosing a strategy that works for you
My story
April 12, 2021 • 14 MIN
Welcome to Episode 1 of the Launch with Flow Podcast. In this episode I introduce myself and share my personal story from corporate burnout and severe adrenal fatigue to starting my own business and all the things I learnt along the way that bought me to this point of my journey. Want to dive deeper into the Fundamentals of Launching with Flow? Sign up for my free video training at laurainorder.com/launch Come hang out on Instagram @laurainorder
March 17, 2021 • 2 MIN
Welcome to the Launch with Flow Podcast! A weekly show for purpose driven women who are ready to embrace a feminine approach to launching their signature course, program, or service with ease and flow. This podcast is for you if you've ever wished launching and online business could feel easier. That you could do it without the need to hustle or constantly be on the hamster wheel trying to make progress. We'll be exploring all things cycle awareness and intuition, combined with the more practical aspects of business like systems, workflows, planning, and tech. Because we need the balance of both energies to reach our goals. Too much of the more feminine energy can mean you have a lot of amazing ideas and feel really inspired, but the world never gets to see them because you don't take any action. On the flip side, too much of the more masculine energy can mean you keep pushing and taking action that is out of alignment with your big business vision. The show will a combination of short sharp and value packed episodes designed to educate and empower you to change the way you plan and run your launches, and guest interviews with other inspiring women in the online business world. I'm your host Laura from Laura in Order. Systems Queen, Cycle Awareness Coach, and lover of launches. Over the last few years I have been on my own journey from corporate burnout and adrenal fatigue, to online business consultant, learning to do business in a way that feels easy, grounded, organised, and most importantly fun. In the next episode I'll be sharing more about who I am and why I'm so passionate about teaching women to understand and embrace their cycles and to create a business that works for them. This is an inclusive community for ALL women and menstruaters. If you don't have a menstrual cycle you can still apply all of the same principles we discuss using the phases of the moon instead. Hit 'Follow' in your favourite podcast app now to make sure you don't miss out. And share the podcast with your friends. The more we have open conversations about our bodies and our cycles the more we can own and embrace our natural superpowers!