I’ve been talking about recording this podcast for a while now because making tally marks has made a large impact in my life and I know it can do the same for you! There is something SO GOOD about tracking things… it gives focus, momentum and encouragement about progress all while creating an inexpensive data system for yourself and your business!
I’m always being asked, “How are you so full of energy and positivity?” First of all… it’s Jesus! Know Him, love Him, and pursue Him always! But I DO have some other tips that help as well. Listen in and learn how when you give joy, you receive joy!
Every email is a demand or request for your time, which is why having a system and boundaries around email are so important! Today, we are learning how to apply simple but powerful organizing tips to your email inbox. Tiffny Hagan of Virtual Office Advantage joins us to share her expert advice on tackling this digital clutter to get it under control once and for all.
Knowing your numbers, such as COGS (Cost of Goods Sold), as a business owner is a MUST and sometimes you have to look outward to get the detailed help you need. Clinton Brown and Lauren Forsch with Alluvio have helped me with my business, Rebekah Scott Designs, to figure out how to grow and be more profitable.
We all have to eat, right? And we want to provide good food for our family but it can be tough to do it all and feel successful. One of my artisan friends, Jessica Kelm with Just Sew Baby, is here to help us ALL improve our food systems! She shares her amazing and easy hacks for how she makes freezer meals, all while sticking to a budget!
After a break or during a New Year, I like to update you on where we are now (and where we have been) in business and with my family. We’ve just experienced both so WELCOME TO 2020! Here’s what’s been happening with me, my family and my staff!
How many of us feel our identities are tied up in our kids, our job, or something else? As we enter the holiday season, we are surrounded with messages of thankfulness and joy… but what happens when we don’t feel that way? I talk with Adam and Becky Weber about how comparison is stealing our joy, peace and gratitude and what we can do to reclaim our identities and feel these amazing emotions again!
I LOVE to dream big! As an entrepreneur and business coach, I have LOTS of ideas myself and I help others walk through making decisions about whether to say “yes” or “no” to things with their personal and professional lives (and with my own). I’ve developed a simple method for decision making with opportunities and ideas and am sharing it with you!
When it comes to marketing, it’s easy to overcomplicate or oversimplify things. My best advice when it comes to marketing is to simply PLAN. The marketing plan I’m going to show you will save you time, make you more creative, AND it will equal a major increase in your sales!
I believe everything happens for a reason… and on my travels with Rebekah Scott Designs, I got to meet Chris with the DTOM22/0 Foundation where I learned of his mission to help eliminate veteran suicides through several methods, including using horse therapy on his veteran’s ranch. Because I grew up on a ranch, love horses, lost my oldest brother to suicide, and love to help others by giving back, I KNEW meeting him was no coincidence and I HAD to share this information with all of you so we can join Chris and help him make a difference and spread much needed awareness!
Today’s mainstream world is overwhelming when we consider all the things we “should” be doing for ourselves and our families. Listen in on my chat with Joshua and Brittany Sopko, owners of Juniper Apothecary, about their business, their favorite products, and living a wildly uncommon life with their growing family.
In our fast-paced life, it's SUPER easy for the days, weeks and months to pass by without us taking time to make special moments with our family. Creating seasonal bucket lists is a great way to usher in each season with intentional activities you can do together to make memories that last!
Wishing certainly has its place but did you know it takes just as much energy to wish as it does to plan? Instead of wishing for things, I want to teach you how to plan instead and see how my simple tips can help you get traction on achieving your dreams!
If you think this is going to me a mic drop situation, you might be let down a little bit, as it’s not the sexiest thing.... It’s a staff meeting! This meeting will help you (even if you’re a team of one right now) become more focused, driven, accountable and motivated when held regularly. The importance of scheduling this meeting cannot be overstated!
I have talked about the importance of hiring an Executive Assistant throughout the past seasons of the Encourager Podcast and I honestly can’t emphasize it enough… hiring this position is seriously a GAME CHANGER! In this episode, I talk with my Executive Assistant, Angie Sattler, about her position, some of the personal qualities and skills you need to look for when hiring this position, and what tasks should be included in the job description.
I am obsessed with self-help and self-development because I believe you need to know who you are so you know where you can go. You need to discover more of who God specifically made you to be so you can utilize the gifts He gave you and discover what more He has in store!
I don’t necessarily separate my work-life from my home-life and, while I realize this may not work for everyone, I think it does for us because my best home practices keep things running smoothly and help harmonize the two. I’ve developed these over the last 12 hears (since becoming a mom) and I know they can help you too!
I love the words “productivity” and “hacks” and my #1 productivity hack has allowed me to throw my planner in the garbage… it’s my weekly agenda sheet! It helps me stay organized, manage all my thoughts and tasks, and the BEST part is, I get to crumple it up and throw it away at the end of the week (who doesn’t love that)!
Hacks are ways of getting things done better, faster, easier… These are six of my “tried and true” productivity hacks that are super easy to implement. I know these hacks work and fit all of my roles so I can keep my priorities in order.
Pairings are just two habits or actions you pair together so you don’t think of one without remembering the other. Think bread and butter or coffee and creamer. This hack of pairing things together has drastically changed how quickly I implement new habits and practices in my life!
Simplicity is such a beautiful word. As a wife, mother, and with our farm and our two businesses, my husband and I have had to simplify things in our home! My mom has always told me that my super skill is taking large concepts and simply acting on them so I want to share what tips, tricks and practices help keep things simple and keep me sane.
I have a secret to share with you that will seriously take your business to the next level! I want to tell you about the one plan that has 5x’d my business! It’s a really boring word… but believe me, when I tell you about how awesome it is, you’ll thank me.
Having mentors in my life since starting my business, Rebekah Scott Designs, has been crucial for my personal and professional growth and honestly, is what led to me starting The Encourager Podcast. I LOVE the mentors and coaches I’ve had (and currently have) in my life and want to pass on my knowledge and expertise as much as humanly possible! Don’t have a mentor? Listen up to find out why you need to get one ASAP!
This is one of my FAVORITE episodes to record, as I get to recap what has been going on with my family, my business, and The Encourager Podcast since the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019!
An agreement is something you’ve told yourself that you now accept as truth... But it may not necessarily be true! AND it may be harming your subconscious. I want to challenge these truths and teach you how to recognize them, how to replace them, and how to take steps to make the new agreement true.
The first step in reversing agreements or truths is recognizing them. This part is crucial and can be difficult, as we are trying to un-do possibly decades of negativity that either we or someone else has planted within our hearts and minds.
Watch for words like:
“I am/am not.”
Write down your top 3 “agreements.”
Write down a NEW agreement.
Then plan 3 actionable steps to reverse the original agreement/truth.
Here are some examples:
Original agreement: “I am bad at math.”
New agreement: “I am capable with my calculator and Excel spreadsheet.”
Original agreement: “I am unorganized.”
New agreement: “I am organized.”
Original agreement: “I am a procrastinator.”
New agreement: “I will plan accordingly.”
Affirmations are short, powerful statements that you say (preferably out loud) that spark change in your life. They can be used to eliminate something from your life or help create something new in your life! Affirmations are used to consciously control your thoughts and will be a BIG HELP in reaffirming your new agreements!
“I value my work.”
“I am worth every penny I charge for my work.”
“I can do this.”
“I am good at math.”
“I am organized.”
I highly recommend googling affirmations and selecting ones that really speak to you.
Print them off and say them out loud once a day. To make these EXTRA powerful, say them to yourself in the mirror! You will feel silly but TRUST ME… it’s powerful and it works!
Don’t limit yourself by believing these agreements!
Use the power within you to make positive changes and reverse these false truths.
Commit to working on this for 30 days (or longer)… whatever it takes!
We got this Encouragers!
Click here to download the reflection guide.