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EP122: How to Find the Right Business Coach for Your Support Team

8/18/2019
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“The right business coach will accelerate your progress and give you the steps to success.” Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena You’re ready to admit that you need help in the business arena. Who should you turn to? What do you need to know before selecting and investing in a business coach? It can be hard to differentiate between the sea of business coaches, mindset coaches, life coaches and specialists, but knowing who to trust your business to is essential...

Duration:00:50:47

EP121: (Part 3) Stepping into the Divine, Mature Feminine & Why this Will Change Everything!

8/11/2019
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“You, the modern woman, have something to bring to this present time and place: the next evolution through leadership and business because that is the language of our society.” Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena For many of us, we are here right now, in this time and place, to change the world! Today we close our three-part series on the meaning and importance of the divine, mature feminine. We have spent a few weeks talking about what the divine, mature...

Duration:00:41:20

EP120: (Part 2) Stepping into the Divine, Mature Feminine & Why this Will Change Everything!

8/4/2019
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“When I am in my divine, mature feminine, I am grounded and confident with where I am right now.” Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena The journey to embracing your superpower. Every woman is born with a superpower and a lot of women have forgotten how to access it. It’s called the divine, mature feminine. In our last episode, we began unpacking the reality of being a woman in a predominantly masculine world. Our greatest gifts as women have been largely...

Duration:00:44:50

EP119: (Part 1) Stepping into the Divine, Mature Feminine & Why This Will Change Everything!

7/28/2019
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“We are going to make far more change by who we are being, not by what we are doing.” Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena The greatest superpower you were born with. Did you know that being a woman in the business arena is actually a superpower? The feminine energy is a highly creative force with rich value. However, many women have been indoctrinated into thinking otherwise. We often go against our nature and function in a masculine way to attempt to...

Duration:00:42:26

EP118: (Part 3) How Over-Owning Responsibility is Sabotaging Your Success

7/21/2019
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“If over-owning or under-owning is your pattern, one of the first things you can do is prioritize self-care, self inquiry, and space for yourself.” - Sonya Stattmann (13:40-13:51) Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena Some business owners struggle to know when they need to step in to take over and when they should take a step back. The line between under-owning and over-owning our responsibilities can be subtle and hard to see. But when we’re able to step...

Duration:00:41:51

EP117: (Part 2) How Over-Owning Responsibility is Sabotaging Your Success

7/14/2019
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“If we're over-extending ourselves into other people's circle of power it’s exhausting to us and frustrating to them. It’s disempowering.” - Laura Shook-Guzman (31:24-31:36) Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena Join Sonya and Laura this Monday, July 15th CST for a LIVE Q&A on this topic in the Women in the Business Arena Facebook group. If you know you are one of those people that over-own responsibility for others or over-deliver to everyone around you,...

Duration:00:34:07

EP116: (Part 1) How Over-Owning Responsibility is Sabotaging Your Success

7/7/2019
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“Women are so notorious for putting their oxygen mask on everyone around them. Family. Parents. Kids. Clients. Once everyone is good, THEN we’ll put our own oxygen mask on. But that is so the opposite of the way it needs to go.” Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena The epidemic of saying yes way too much. Are you juggling to fit everything in the day? Staying up late to sew your kids’ costumes for the school play? Getting up early to send off business...

Duration:00:37:38

EP115: (Part 3) Why Only 12% of Women-Owned Businesses are Making Over 100k & How to Change It

6/30/2019
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“Stability comes in baby steps - slowing down, being more deliberate and strategic. Sometimes it just takes tiny tweaks to really shift the income you’re making.” Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena The logistics behind creating more revenue in your business. You are aware of some of the challenges you face in the arena! So what can you do about it? In the last two weeks, we have discussed both the external and internal challenges that hold women back...

Duration:00:36:24

EP114: (Part 2) Why Only 12% of Women-Owned Businesses are Making Over 100k & How to Change It

6/23/2019
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“Women are struggling to make more money in their business because they’re hitting a lot of mindset blocks.” Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena This week we wanted to talk about the internal factors holding women back from reaching financial stability. Last week we began a three-part series discussing the reasons for the following statistic: Only 12% of women-owned businesses are making over $100,000 a year in revenue, including expenses and taxes. Last...

Duration:00:38:48

EP113: (Part 1) Why Only 12% of Women-Owned Businesses are Making Over 100k & How to Change It

6/16/2019
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“The world is designed for a man and we need to change it. We need to shift it. We need to redesign it.” - Sonya Stattmann (34:22-34:29) Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena Only 12% of women-owned businesses are making more than $100,000 in revenue per year. That’s total revenue. It doesn’t take into account business expenses such as taxes, labor, and overhead costs. And when businesses have low profit margins the money taken home is so much less. Many...

Duration:00:41:57

EP112: (Part 3) Navigating School Holidays, Illness, or the Responsibilities That Take Us Away from Business

6/9/2019
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“It’s better to focus on minimal momentum for consistency rather than maximum effort towards exhaustion.” -Sonya Stattmann (28:16 - 28:24) Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena Maintain minimal consistency for the success of your business. The culture in which we live in loves to perpetuate what we like to call the “work, work, work, collapse” model. You start pushing yourself and feeling great. But it’s only a matter of time before you collapse. Sound...

Duration:00:39:30

EP111: (Part 2) Navigating School Holidays, Illness, or the Responsibilities that Take Us Away from Business

6/2/2019
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“You CAN run your business on 10 hours a week if you’re strategic, you set realistic expectations and you really focus on what’s essential” - Laura Shook-Guzman (37:09 - 37:17) Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena When we have a limited amount of time and energy, and an endless list of tasks, what do we prioritize to keep our business running, while staying sane? In this business journey, we will all come across times where priorities must shift, and the...

Duration:00:38:43

EP110: (Part 1) Navigating School Holidays, Illness, or the Responsibilities that Take Us Away from Business

5/26/2019
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“Our businesses don’t stop for life, and life does not stop for our businesses. It’s inevitable that you’re going to hit something... that takes a huge amount of your capacity that is not your business.” - Sonya Stattmann (4:43 - 5:00 ) Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena How do we maintain momentum in our business when it is impossible to operate at 100%? Throughout life, it is inevitable that we will come up against circumstances that require us to...

Duration:00:41:19

EP109: Allowing Your Business to Evolve with Your Personal Development

5/19/2019
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“If you‘re running a business, it’s going to shift and change. You’re going to shift and change. Let it change, and evolve, and grow with you.” - Sonya Stattmann (16:29-16:48) Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena Every business evolves over time. But how can entrepreneurs change and pivot their brands in ways that reflect their own personal growth? Business owners often worry that changing their business will compromise their integrity. But if you want to...

Duration:00:35:24

EP108: How to Handle Broken Agreements in Business

5/12/2019
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“There’s a middle ground where you can be clear and upfront with your agreements, and still come from a place of caring.” - Sonya Stattmann (15:42-15:52) Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena As business owners, we have to make a lot of agreements. We make agreements with our clients, with other service providers, with our spouses and our families. The problem is that many people, especially women, struggle to set boundaries and make clear agreements that...

Duration:00:38:44

EP107: Business Success Requires More than Just a Laptop & an Idea

5/5/2019
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“Entrepreneurship is not just one skill. It’s a lot of different things you learn along the way.” - Laura Shook-Guzman (8:17-8:22) Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena The desire for personal and professional freedom is pushing people of all ages to start their own businesses. But there’s an impractical reality that’s setting in. A lot of would-be entrepreneurs think they’re going to strike it rich with nothing but a laptop and an idea. The reality is that...

Duration:00:42:25

EP106: Divine Timing: How to Know When to Let Go

4/28/2019
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“Divine timing is about surrendering to a certain current or energy that is unseen. It takes a lot of trust and communicating with those around us and giving ourselves permission to say, ‘I think something is off.’ Laura Shook-Guzman (28:44-29:04) What does it mean to yield to divine timing? There are those times in our business and our lives when things just work and flow and are easy. And then there are those times when things we really wanted to work just aren’t working. So what do we...

Duration:00:36:24

EP105: Overcoming Fear that Stops You in Your Business

4/21/2019
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“Realize that you are absolutely going to confront fear if you’re trying to grow your business.” -Sonya Stattmann (5:38 - 5:43) Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena As entrepreneurs, we are used to using our rational mind to build our business, but when faced with “paralyzing” fear, we have to use different tools and skills to effectively navigate it. Rationalizing ourselves out of fear doesn’t work. We need to first realize that fear is normal. It’s a big...

Duration:00:33:18

EP104: Recent Trends in the Business Arena & How to Overcome the Obstacles

4/14/2019
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“Sometimes as people grow their businesses, instead of achieving the freedom that they had hoped for, they actually end up more tied to their work.” - Sonya Stattmann Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena Misconceptions about the business arena are leading to disturbing trends. Many aspiring entrepreneurs are intrigued by the idea of running their own business. They are excited by the opportunities that a business can provide for them, and the freedom and...

Duration:00:41:05

EP103: The Benefits of Good Social with Anna Kochetkova

4/7/2019
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“Many business owners are trying to do too much on social media. They are on every platform, and they are churning out content left and right, but they are not leveraging it properly.” - Sonya Stattmann (3:03 - 3:16) Sonya Stattmann & Guest Anna Kochetkova Women in the Business Arena Anna Kochetkova is a Social Media Strategist and Founder of Good Social Only. She helps women in established service businesses and not-for-profits utilize social media to power their mission and goals. She...

Duration:00:49:44