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CCG Foundations 04: Career Lessons

Today, women are empowered. There are so many incredible opportunities for women right now. Women can have incredible careers and be working mothers and impact the world. There is nothing stopping us. Except, knowing the right direction and the ability to stop and self-assess. I believe women are overworked and burning out without first stopping before taking action and doing. There is way too much doing and not enough thought into the careers we are picking, the personal brands we are...


CCG Foundations 03: What does career fulfillment feel like?

What does career fulfillment feel like? This is a question I was recently asked on instagram. It feels like you are doing what you were born to do. Relief of stress. Inspired and happy. Doesn’t feel like work. You’d do it without getting paid. Reduced anxiety. A better, more peaceful life. Feeling of completeness. It’s not easy to get there but it is easy when you find it. (blogging and teaching) You can do it for hours and hours and not get bored.


CCG Foundations 02: How Classy Career Girl started

When I first started my blog,, in 2010, I wanted to create a place to share what I wish I would have known when I graduated from college. I was a few years out of college and feeling stuck at work and stressed out. It didn’t help that I was also in debt, overweight and miserable. I needed change badly. I remember what it was like when I was stuck in a job I hated. I wasn’t happy and fulfilled in my career and it was keeping me up at night. I was so stuck and I would...


CCG Foundations 01: Who is a Classy Career Girl?

THE DEFINITION OF A CLASSY CAREER GIRL® A female displaying elegance, style, high standards of personal behavior, skill and grace. TOPICS: Who is a Classy Career Girl?The Classy Career Girl ManifestoBecoming a Classy Career Girl: The 6 Key Components


Building Brand Awareness with the My Startup Story

Because of online noise today, it is very important we start communicating our brand story online. We want to make sure our content is true to us and it is meaningful and authentic. To do this, we create startup stories online. The #MyStartupStory Challenge will help you get clear on your mission, attract the right clients and stand out in your industry. This is all about connection because people want to connect with you because they can clearly see your “why” behind what you are doing....


How To Overcome Impostor Syndrome

Hey guys, it's honest. So I've been getting a lot of requests to do a video on imposter syndrome, so that is what I'm going to do today. So if you have ever felt like you are not qualified or not good enough to do the job or to do something scary, maybe you're a little uncomfortable and you feel like, who am I to actually do that job? Like no one is going to think I'm smart enough. No one is going to think I'm good enough. Like who am I? It actually does that. Well, then you might have had...


How to Increase Your Happiness While Running a Business

I wanted to quickly share with you a commitment that we have at CCG. Our commitment is to serve women stuck in their jobs by giving them crystal clear content that makes taking action and finding career fulfillment easy. Our mission is Career fulfillment for all women. So if you are listening, that is our goal and on that note. I want to make this podcast super useful for you. I want it to be crystal clear and helps you take action and find carer fulfillment. So on the note of...


Finding Focus in a Noisy World

In order to focus you can’t do it all. You may be getting opportunities left and right. The right time will come to do more but focus in on the things in your business that are working now. You can’t say yes to everything. Table some of the things for later on in your business.Be very aware of tradeoffs. If you are doing one thing, that means that something else is suffering. This is a choice that you are making on our time. If you are checking your work email, what is that not allowing...


Building Recurring Revenue: How I Was Able to Replace My Income From My Day Job

What is recurring revenue? It is predictable income. Recurring revenue is the portion of a company's revenue that is highly likely to continue in the future. Everything changes when you have consistent income every month that you can count on. This decreases stress and brings more clarity and fun. The reason that I was able to quit my job and have a steady income coming in each month is because I started to build my recurring revenue. I could go to my husband and show him the numbers and...


The 9 Business Models That Didn't Work and The One That Did (Part 2)

As a reminder in part 1 last week’s episode, listen to that one first! We covered the first 5 business models I have used which were banner advertising, sponsored blog posts and social media posts, ebooks, speaking and online courses. Today we are covering 5 more business models that I have used and at the end I am going to share the one I really love and could talk about forever because I love it so much because it has allowed me to have more happiness and revenue and less stress in my...


The 9 Business Models That Didn't Work and The One That Did (Part 1)

I’ve been in business for 9 years! WOW! And of the things that is really important to me as that I can adapt and change. I’ve changed. I’m not the same person as I was when I started. The digital world is not the same as when I started. You have to adapt if you want to succeed. Adapt to outside things we have no control over. And adapt to who we are the people we are and how we are growing ourselves. I’ve tried a lot of things to see what works. Some things worked really well but they just...


Simplifying Your To-Do List with Kate Northrup

Welcome everyone! This is Anna Runyan founder and CEO of Classy Career Girll where we are on a mission to help all women find career fulfillment. Today I have such a great guest that I am so excited to introduce you to. Today’s guest is someone who I feel like I already know because we have so many similarities about our lives and I will tell you all about them here in a bit. Today I am interviewing Kate Northrup. author of a brand new book called Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time...


3 Ways to Stay Ridiculously Focused

One thing that I'm struggling lately is staying focused on my goals. Because my two cuties are really cute distractions and I love them very much. But like you, I have a lot of dreams. So today I'm going to teach you three things that are going to help you stay ridiculously focused on your goals. If you've got a lot of distractions and a lot of things going on, but you still want to make your goals and dreams happen, then this topic is for you. 3 Ways to Stay Ridiculously Focused Step...


3 Phases of Your Career and How to Succeed in Each Phase

Have you ever wondered what steps you need to take in your career to get to where you want to go years from now? Have you ever wished you could work with a career coach to just get a career check-up and figure out what you need to do right now? Well, today we are going to give you a career check-up and we are going to cover one of the trainings in our Love Your Career Formula membership community. We’ll dive into The 3 Phases of Your Career and How to Succeed In Each.


Membership Site Secrets with my Mentor, Stu McLaren

Stu is the Founder of Wishlist Member, a software that turns WordPress blogs into memberships sites. Not only has Stu sold over 60,000 licenses of his software to entrepreneurs around the globe, but he also has led multiple 7 figure online membership businesses. Personally, Stu has impacted my business probably more than he knows because I have been using his wishlist member software since I think like 2012 and then in 2016 I took his course TRIBE which single-handedly turned our business...


5 Most Common Roadblocks That Stop You From Growing a Business

I’m sure you’ll agree, trying to start a successful business that matches your purpose and makes a difference, isn’t always as simple as people sometimes make it seem. When you are a new entrepreneur, everyone else makes it look so easy but it’s just not. What Being a New Entrepreneur is REALLY Like? Here’s the thing. Entrepreneurship is HARD, right? And it’s so easy to get distracted by the pretty photos on Facebook where it looks like entrepreneurs fly to Paris last minute, drink...


7 Ways I'm Playing Bigger in 2019

It’s a new year. If you listened to my 2019 goals podcast, you know that I am very focused this year. I have a clear head. I’m not pregnant! Haha. It feels great to have a fresh start. I’m feeling more like myself and ready to play big and reach more of my dreams and goals this year. This podcast is because I just listened to an Amy Porterfield podcast which really pushed me to examine how I can play bigger in 2019. Here’s the podcast episode to listen to:...


Faqs about our company

I recently put a question up on my instagram story, what are your questions about our company and I got a ton of questions!! Some so basic like what do you do and how do you make money so I thought I would take a podcast episode today and tell you.


Do These 4 Things Daily to Stay Productive Every Day

Today I have a bonus for you! It’s a special FB Live recording I did in January that was so popular and had such great feedback that I wanted to bring it to the podcast as well. It’s about the 4 things you need to do daily to stay productive. And let’s face it, we are in February now, you may be slowing down on your goals, getting a little tired, maybe it’s cloudy and snowy and you just have lost all motivation. Don’t worry, it’s just a matter of putting a few little habits back into your...


My Goals For 2019 and How Everything Changed From Last Year

Of course, I’m creating my goals in my new 90-day planner. There’s something about this planner. I feel like my goals are actually going to happen this year. I’ve never felt this way before. I think it’s because I’m writing them inside of a planner that I dreamed of making. If I can do that, what can’t I do! I’m recording this on January 10th so my goals are super fresh. If you haven’t created yours yet, no worries! Ther’es plenty of time to grab the planner. We should be back in stock now...