Monthly Archives: June 2016

Imposter Syndrome

Well here we are at the end of season 2. In reviewing the season I began to butt up against some self limiting ‘imposter syndrome’ beliefs. So I figured what better place to end the season than talking about a topic that had made me uncomfortable in my own business for the past couple of years.

 

It’s a topic that I thought, naively I now know that I was facing alone. Surely nobody else ever felt like a fraud in their own business… How wrong I was! In chatting to over 150 business owners and entrepreneurs for the show I was faced time and time again with people sharing their own stories of this imposter feeling.

 

I figured it was time to do something about it. I began researching the topic and discovered that around 70% of the population encounter feelings of being an imposter at some point during their career. Even the uber famous were not immune. Time and time again I read about Seth Godin, Maya Angelou. Kate Blanchett, Agatha Christie and others all of whom have ‘fessed up’ to feeling less than on more than one occasion.

 

This week then as a way to wrap up a fab season I decided to dive head first into one of my biggest challenges and bring you example after example of other business owners standing in imposter solidarity with us, we also look at some practical ways of moving through these feelings to get on with the business of succeeding.

 

A huge thanks to all of my guests who have appeared during season 2, and to my guests this week for sharing your stories of personal imposter syndrome feelings.. Thank you.

 

Catriona Pollard from CP Communications

Sharon Bolt from Get Free Publicity Today

Simone Guild from Potentchi8

Annette Densham the Publicity Genie

Joanna Turner from Mission for Balance

Sam Norburg from Get Real Business Academy

And Elyse Daniels from Exodus Wear

 

As always though my biggest thanks goes to you for continuing to listen in and share the content of each episode with your network. Thanks to you we know reach small business owners and entrepreneurs in over 70 countries each week. If you haven’t had the opportunity to leave the show a review yet, please consider doing so. It’s  super quick, super easy and really does make a difference in terms of reaching and helping an even bigger audience.

 

The show will take a 2 week hiatus while I put some finishing touches around season 3. If you’d like to keep up to date with what I’m doing over that time make sure you connect with us on social media. You’ll find the facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/NotAnotherBusinessShow or you can follow us on Twitter at: @NABS_Podcast. I’m also now a regular contributor at Smallville.com.au if you haven’t checked it out yet, please do so. It’s filled with really excellent content from a range of small business experts (including past Not Another Business Show guests). You’ll find my articles here: http://smallville.com.au/author/tracysheen

 

Until we meet again in season 3, have a great break and thanks for all your continued support.

 

Not Another Business Show is edited and produced by Corporate Podcast Productions. Audio Hosting by Blubrry and microphone supplied by Apogee

 

Show me the money

As the final episode for Season 2 draws upon us I wanted to spend time on a topic that I’ve had a number of people ask me to cover.

 

What you need to know if your business is seeking investment.

 

We have some great guests this week offering the expert and unique opinion on areas such as what are the different types of investment? From angel to foundation investment. Seed to Series A investment what each level actually means and what are the dollar amounts associated.

 

How do you know when your business needs to seek investment? The reasons and signs that will give you a heads up and allow you to prepare well in advance.

 

How do you find the ‘right’ kind of investor to match your business? How to figure out if you just need cash or if you need someone to act as a mentor or additional support for your business as well as bring investment funds.

 

How to develop your investment pitch, and what does it look like once you’ve secured investment? Pitching for investment is not like developing your elevator pitch, there are some very clear and distinct pieces of information that your investors are going to be looking for that you want to make sure you cover when preparing your pitch. Then once you do secure investment, what does the process look like for receiving funds and when are your investors going to expect to see a return on their investment.

 

Joining me as my guests this week is Venture Capital specialist and co founder of Big Wave Ventures, Ally Muller, serial entrepreneur, author and angel investor, Mathew Paulson. Rounding out the guests this week is Tamar Krebs from Group Home Australia who shares her journey to secure finance for her business.

 

For those of you wanting to reach out to discuss what sponsorship opportunities remain for Season 3 of “Not Another Business Show” you can drop me a line at:

Email: tracy@corporatepodcastprouction.com.au

 

As always though my biggest thanks goes to you for listening in. If you enjoyed this weeks show then please, share it with your network and consider leaving us a review on iTunes. It’s super quick, super easy and means that we get to reach a much bigger audience.
Not Another Business Show is edited and produced by Corporate Podcast Productions. Audio hosting by Blubrry

Creating An Online Business and Solving Money Blocks

Wow, Episode 18 already, only 2 more episodes remaining in the season!

I had such great feedback after showcasing just 2 guests last week that I decided to replicate the model this week.

Maria Pomella quit her corporate job just 18 months ago and set about starting her own online store. Discovering that around 70% of jewellery in Australia is sourced from overseas she wanted to give Australian designers a place to exhibit their work and reach a wider audience. So backing herself to succeed Maria invested $15,000.00 of her own money and spent the first 6 months working on her business strategy, really getting to understand her niche and the clients who would buy from her. 12 months ago she launched “My Jewellery Shop Online” to a hungry audience and in that time has managed to build a social media following that would be the envy of many business owners. Building 10,000 fans on Instagram and 5,000 on Facebook Maria shares with us how she achieved this 100% organic growth and how she utilised her initial investment to grow this business.

 

Joanna Turner grew up the child of business owners and has fond memories of the freedom that came with her father’s business. Choosing to enter the corporate world Joanne got her bright shiny office and was an in demand accountant, ignoring the many signs her body was giving her until she suffered a lower back injury while volunteering as a surf lifesaver. Leaving her corporate career behind she retrained as a health coach and then discovered Tony Robbins training, eventually combining her skills with numbers and finances and personal development to help clients work through their money blocks to live the life of financial freedom they claim they want. Joanne now works one on one with clients in her business “Mission for Balance

 

I encourage you to check out each of the guests businesses, you’ll find them at:

My Jewelry Shop Online:  https://www.myjewelleryshoponline.com.au

Mission For Balance: http://www.missionforbalance.com

 

Season 3 is fast approaching and I’ve decided to open a spot for a sponsor. If your business has Small Business or Entrepreneurs as it’s target market and you’d like to increase your profile and build your audience drop me a line to find out what sponsorship of Not Another Business Show could look like for your business.

Email: tracy@corporatepodcastprouction.com.au

 

As always though the biggest thanks goes to you for listening in. If you enjoyed this weeks show then please, share it with your network and consider leaving us a review on iTunes. It’s super quick, super easy and means that we get to reach a much bigger audience.
Not Another Business Show is edited and produced by Corporate Podcast Productions. Audio hosting by Blubrry