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EP 221: Fitting Business Into A Full-Time Travel Lifestyle With Amy Scott

EP 221: Fitting Business Into A Full-Time Travel Lifestyle With Amy Scott

Today, I’m joined by Amy Scott. Amy is the founder of both Nomad Editorial and Nomadtopia, a hub for inspiration and resources for location independence. Amy opted out of her office job and traditional lifestyle back in 2004 and never looked back. She now keeps a home base in Buenos Aires while she travels the world with her Argentine husband. Her podcast, Nomadtopia Radio, features interviews with people living their version of Nomadtopia.

Amy and I talk about the steps she took to create a location independent lifestyle, the initial challenges she overcame, and how her life has evolved since becoming a digital nomad. We also talk about the nitty-gritty of tech, tools, and techniques it takes to live life on the road and run a business at the same time.

EP 220: Managing A Team From The Road With Kinetics Consulting Co-Founder Kate Leese

EP 220: Managing A Team From The Road With Kinetics Consulting Co-Founder Kate Leese

Kate Leese is the co-founder of Kinetics Consulting, which helps electric and gas utilities create a culture of safety and preparedness.

Kate and I talk about how she made the move to full-time travel and how it impacted the way she approaches her life and work. We also discuss the logistics of working from the road, how she finds team members, the systems they use to manage projects, and how the way their team is built helps them stand out.

Ep 219: Prioritizing Time Off With Calibrate Your Year Creator Kelly Higdon

Ep 219: Prioritizing Time Off With Calibrate Your Year Creator Kelly Higdon

Kelly Higdon is a business and lifestyle coach who prioritizes her time off so much…

…that’s she’s worked up to taking a full 3 months off from her business every year.

Unfortunately, Kelly’s inspiration wasn’t a well-timed shower idea or download from the universe—it was a trip to the hospital.

You see, Kelly wasn’t always so good about making space in her business for her life. At one point, she was working full-time as private practice therapist, growing a business on the side, and growing a baby. She was working all the time—and it caught up with her.

Kelly shares that story and her process for planning that much time off. She walks me through how she plans for life first and then makes her business fit in the space that’s left, as opposed to the other way around. She also shares how her business is different—and how it’s growing differently—than when she was working all hours of the day & night.

EP 213: What’s Working In Finding New Fans With SEO Coach Kim Herrington

EP 213: What’s Working In Finding New Fans With SEO Coach Kim Herrington

I asked Kim what’s working when it comes to SEO today—not just from a technical standpoint, but from the perspective of building audiences hungry for the products or services we offer. As part of our “what’s working” series, Kim shares her own experience working with clients and how SEO has helped them build much bigger audiences.

EP 209: 7 Surprising Things Small Business Owners Learned When They Ran The Numbers

EP 209: 7 Surprising Things Small Business Owners Learned When They Ran The Numbers

As you listen to these stories, consider the emotional or mindset transformation that had to happen alongside each new decision made based on something as seemingly objective as numbers. Put yourself in these small business owners’ shoes and think about what it took to start operating in a new way, regardless of the evidence.

EP 207: What’s Working In Tracking Your Business Finances With Kaitlyn Louvier From Bench

EP 207: What’s Working In Tracking Your Business Finances With Kaitlyn Louvier From Bench

My business had been making well over $100,000 per year before I finally hired a great bookkeeper who could help me understand what was really going on with our finances.

There is absolutely no shame in not having your bookkeeping and financial reporting figured out right now. But today the day you need to start moving in the right direction if you want to experience more clarity and growth for your business.

Today, we’re continuing our “what’s working” series. This series features consultants, service providers, and software companies that help make small businesses work. They offer a bird’s eye view across industries and business models to help us parse the trends and systems that are actually working for lots of businesses.

EP 205: What’s Working In Traffic & Analytics With Rita Barry

EP 205: What’s Working In Traffic & Analytics With Rita Barry

The Nitty-Gritty: Why Rita Barry chose to focus on helping clients understand the numbers when it comes to their website trafficThe mistakes small business owners make that prevent them from taking advantage of the information they haveThe first step Rita takes with...

EP 187: Spring Cleaning Your Small Business

EP 187: Spring Cleaning Your Small Business

Is your business neat & tidy? Or… could it use some decluttering? Throughout March, we’re talking about streamlining, focusing, and cleaning up our small businesses. Here’s how I’ve done it–with suggestions on how you might do it too!

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