My Six Favorite 2018 Highlights

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My Six Favorite 2018 Highlights

As we head into the new year, I’m already thinking about the goals I’m setting for 2019. But just as setting goals is important, it’s also so crucial that we look back on the progress we’ve made this year!

Here are a few of my favorite 2018 highlights:

  • Growing a baby while growing the business! Baby Boy is due this month (ahhh!) and it’s been such an adventure being pregnant again while tackling some amazing things in my business.

  • Launching the Business with Impact podcast, which you can listen to here!

  • Creating The acADemy and helping thousands of women get the same results my agency clients get at a fraction of the cost! Helping women grow and scale their businesses is my passion, and the success stories I hear from The acADemy members bring me so much joy!

  • Joining James Wedmore’s Inner Circle Mastermind and getting to spend time with incredible new friends.

  • Growing a team of over 5,500 with my Affiliate Partnership! I know I sound like a broken record, but I truly love helping women grow and scale their online businesses, and this has been such a fun new way to lead and encourage so many amazing women in doing just that. I’m so grateful.

  • Closing the laptop at 3:00 PM every day. No more night emails, no more late nights. And guess what? My business STILL grew and I impacted even more people this year than last!

What about YOU? What are your favorite highlights from 2018?!

As we head into 2019, take some time to reflect back. Setting goals is mega-important (and you should be thinking about what you want to accomplish this coming year!), but celebrating all you’ve achieved is JUST as important!

Have a win you want to share? Reply back and let me know! I read and reply to every single message :).

Here’s to you and your wins!

XOXO,
Rachel

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Business tips from successful entrepreneurs

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Business tips from successful entrepreneurs

You know I love entrepreneurship (obviously!). But here’s the thing — there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes that people don’t really talk about.

Like how in the world do you balance work and family (or grow a baby and grow a business!)?

Or how do you take the idea in your head and make it an actual reality?

These questions are exactly why I created the Business with Impact podcast, which launched in October! It’s my mission to pull back the curtain on entrepreneurship and to bring you the most relevant information you need in life and in business (because let’s be real — they’re not separate!).

And I’ve been having a BLAST doing it! So much so that I wanted to send you a few of my favorite episodes in case you haven’t heard them already :).

Here’s a peek at what’s been going down on the podcast:

Episode 1: Pursuing a Purpose-Filled Business with Michelle Meyers

For our inaugural episode, I chatted with Michelle Meyers, founder of she works His way, on how she prioritizes making an impact in her field. Come hear how Michelle took what was just a simple social media account for community and inspiration and turned it into a huge platform for women entrepreneurs to build their faith and their businesses.

Episode 4: Mastering Your Mindset with James Wedmore

I interviewed my mentor, coach, and good friend James Wedmore about the growth of his business and the impact he is making on digital entrepreneurs and CEOs everywhere. Learn how an entrepreneur's mindset is "make or break" for them in their businesses and how changing your mindset is key to reaching your goals.  

Episode 8: The Basics of Protecting Your Business with Christy Westerfeld

As an attorney and legal resource for online entrepreneurs, Christy Westerfeld is SO passionate about teaching other female business owners all about the "legal stuff" in entrepreneurship. She’s showing how it doesn't have to be complicated, scary, or expensive, and how it is a HUGELY important piece to running a successful business.

Is there something you’d like me to cover on the podcast? Let me know by replying back to this email!

XOXO,
Rachel

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3 easy ways to keep your FB page fresh

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3 easy ways to keep your FB page fresh

When it comes to building an online presence, want to know one of the biggest mistakes I see entrepreneurs make?
They ignore their Facebook business page!

If someone is checking you out online, they’re most likely looking you up on Facebook. And when they see that your last FB biz page post was from three months ago (or even three years ago), what sort of vibe do you think they get? (hint: it doesn’t look good!)

Let’s fix that, shall we!

I’ve got three very simple ways to keep your FB biz page looking fresh. Try them out this week and let me know how it goes!

1. Think about engagement.

Posting only to hear crickets in response is no fun. When you’re thinking about what to post on your FB biz page, think about what your audience is most likely to engage with! Remember that these posts don’t have to be long — a simple post with a question can work wonders!

2. Repurpose content.

Work smarter, not harder! Are you already publishing content elsewhere (on a blog, Instagram, emails, etc.)? Reuse this content on your Facebook page! You can also curate 3rd party content to fill in any gaps you may have (think online publication articles, other blogs you love, etc.).

3. Mix it up!

Testing is one of my FAVORITE ways to spice up my FB page. Try using different types of content to see what works best. Mix in short posts, long posts, posts with images, text-only posts, and videos. Then use analytics to see what’s working best and do more of those!

Have other ways you like to keep your Facebook page looking great? Reply back and let me know!

XOXO,
Rachel

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I’m thankful for YOU!

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I’m thankful for YOU!

Happy (early) Thanksgiving! I hope you’re getting ready to spend time with those you love and eat some delicious food :).

I’ve been spending a lot of time this week thinking about gratitude and what I’m thankful for, and I wanted to take some time before I head into a whirlwind of family snuggles and fun to say, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

I know your time is so precious and that there are so many amazing experts, coaches, and brands out there that you can be tuning in to. I am so honored that you allow me into your inbox each and every week and trust me to help you grow your business.

Being a part of your entrepreneurial journey is a dream, and I am so incredibly grateful for you! Thank you for including me in your adventure and for being your lovely self.

It’s women like YOU that make my job so fantastic. Each and every day, I wake up thinking about how lucky I am to work with you.

Thank you for connecting with me and trusting me with your dreams. It’s truly one of my greatest joys in the world.

Enjoy this week with your loved ones, and I’ll talk to you soon!

XOXO,
Rachel

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5 Tips for Overcoming Procrastination

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5 Tips for Overcoming Procrastination

Let’s be honest, — we all procrastinate, especially us work-from-home entrepreneurs!

I’m totally guilty of it, too. Sometimes anything sounds better than the big, hairy scary thing I have to get done for work that day (and I mean anything… laundry, meal prep, cleaning the house… you name it!).

Luckily, I’ve developed some great habits that have helped me avoid procrastination, and I wanted to share them with you today!

Here are five simple things you can do right now to overcome procrastination. Here’s to getting more done this week!

1. Address the Problem

Typically when we procrastinate, it’s because we’re avoiding something we’re afraid of. Maybe it’s a project you’re nervous about, or perhaps you think something is going to take longer than you thought. Take a minute to examine why you’re avoiding whatever it is you need to do. Then face that fear head on!

2. Block Your Time

If you find yourself mixing chores and work, block specific working hours. Whether it’s a power hour, 45 minutes on and 15 minutes off, or some other interval, commit to a chunk of time where you’re ONLY focusing on work. Then, give yourself a break to do whatever it is you want!

3. Make a List

I love, love, love working from lists  — especially when I’ve got a TON to do and am feeling a bit overwhelmed. Jot down everything you need to get done, then prioritize it. Knock out the things you’re most likely to procrastinate on FIRST!  

4. Close Those Tabs

The Internet is wonderful, but it’s also full of distractions! Make sure when you’re working online, you’re actually working. Close all of those extra tabs, turn off your notifications, and leave your email alone until break time.

5. Give Yourself a Break

Sometimes, we all need a breather. If you just can’t get yourself into the groove, consider taking a break (or even giving yourself the day off!). Sometimes it’s better to come back fresh and recharged rather than pushing through.

How do you avoid procrastination? Reply back and let me know!

XOXO,
Rachel

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