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EP109: Allowing Your Business to Evolve with Your Personal Development

“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...


EP108: How to Handle Broken Agreements in Business

“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...


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

“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...


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

“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...


EP105: Overcoming Fear that Stops You in Your Business

“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...


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

“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...


EP103: The Benefits of Good Social with Anna Kochetkova

“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....


EP102: Mindfulness & a Peek into the Women in the Arena Program with Kathryn Stoneman

“I don’t know if business owners stop often enough to really evaluate how they are managing their energy, stress, and emotions.” - Sonya Stattmann (5:51 - 6:03) Sonya Stattmann & Guest Kathryn Stoneman Women in the Business Arena Kathryn Stoneman is a children’s movement & mindfulness trainer, and she is the Founder of Bearfoot Yoga. She has taught movement and mindfulness to hundreds of children along the Central Coast of Australia and now trains early childhood educators to deliver...


EP101: Tips for Navigating Nomadic Life as a Family With Ed Stattmann

“There’s an opportunity for growth with every experience. You’ve got to be open to that growth and willing to take on the opportunities it presents.” - Ed Stattmann (18:43-19:11) Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena Technology and the changing nature of work have allowed entrepreneurs to embark on nomadic adventures. They’re no longer restricted by location or traditional beliefs and structures around work and family. Along with the incredible...


EP100: Mash-Up: Celebrating Our Most Popular Episodes

“The journey is about learning to honor and praise every little step we make. These are huge contributions that change the world.” - Sonya Stattmann (6:42-7:09) Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena Women are transforming the business arena. Forty-percent of all entrepreneurs are now women, making it more important than ever to support each other, share our stories, and be vulnerable on our paths to entrepreneurial success. As entrepreneurs, we often are...


EP99: Embracing Change In Your Business

“Many people feel like their lives and businesses are set in stone.” - Sonya Stattmann (1:54 - 2:04) Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena Change can be difficult, but it’s an inevitable part of growth. Embracing change is an essential part of growing as an entrepreneur and an individual. We are living in a world that is changing at an increasingly rapid pace, and the ability to adapt is one of the most critical skills you need to be successful today....


EP98: Husbands, Life Partners & Business...Oh My!

“When your business becomes your lover, how do you navigate that with your partner?” - Laura Shook-Guzman (3:09-3:17) Sonya Stattmann & Laura Shook-Guzman Women in the Business Arena Entrepreneurs are bound to face relationship challenges when starting a new business. Whether it’s managing the relationships you build with your clients or making sure your team members are committed to a shared vision, business owners are no strangers to navigating relationship dynamics. However,...


EP97: Systems For Slowing Down To Accelerate Growth

“You have to get honest about who you naturally are, not who you’ve become, who you’ve crafted yourself to be.” - Sonya (4:35 - 4:42) As an entrepreneur, you've most likely been told that you need to hustle and work hard if you want to succeed. However, slowing down in your business can accelerate meaningful growth and increase long-term profitability. If you truly grasp the concept of slowing down and create business structures that allow you to do so, you'll find an increased return on...


EP96: Where To Invest Money in Your Business

“Business owners are so often spending money on the wrong things, and they are not getting the results, so they are not getting the most return on their investments.” - Sonya (4:03 - 4:15) As a business owner, you’re regularly inundated with various programs and services that promise to be the secret to your success. With so much information coming your way, it can be difficult to differentiate between what you should invest in, and what you should stay away from. You might be sold...


EP95: Owning Your Expertise

“So many entrepreneurs try to pretend that they know everything. This leads to instability in self, business, and relationship.” Sonya (2:01) It’s time to get honest, honest about the things we know… and the things we don’t. So often, the world expects entrepreneurs to be a one-man band of services. We can find ourselves stretching, overextending, and claiming to be an expert in things that actually lie outside of our lane of genius. The secret to building a sustainable and successful...


EP94: The Joys and Challenges of Nomadic Living

“If you are considering a nomadic life, be really clear about your intention. What do you want to experience? This will determine and dictate your actions.” - Sonya One of the most beneficial aspects of being an entrepreneur is the ability to work from nearly anywhere. Some entrepreneurs are taking this freedom to new levels with nomadic living. Sonya Stattman and her family have packed their belongings and embarked on a long-term journey to experience different cultures and countries,...


EP93: Navigating Overwhelm in Our Business & Life

“When you learn the skill of managing your own energy, you recognize your capacity… and you’re able to be aware and respond before it leads to overwhelm.” - Laura As entrepreneurs, most of us have experienced overwhelm at one time or another. We are bombarded with tasks, decisions, and the never-ending to-do list each day, and the feeling that we are carrying the weight of so many things can create stress, anxiety...and overwhelm. How do we navigate our business in a sustainable way, while...


EP92: Do You Actually Know Your Target Market?

“So often, we design our whole business, marketing, and content around an ideal target market that we don’t actually know. There are all of these assumptions, expectations, and projections on this target market, but how well have we actually gotten to know the specific individuals in the target market?” - Sonya Do you know how you get clients? Do you know what exactly you need to do to get more clients? If you’re like 99% of entrepreneurs, you would probably have to say no. In the...


EP91: The Art of Slowing Down

“It’s the constant depletion of our attention that creates the struggle. We are losing our capacity to function properly in our business. We are so focused on speed, endurance, and growth that we’re not ever actually stabilizing or creating a business that serves us.” - Sonya What if I told you that you could do more in your business by doing less? Studies show that it takes the average person 25 minutes to return to their original task after an interruption. That phone call, tap on the...


EP90: Thought Leadership: What Does it Actually Mean?

“True thought leaders, their intention was never to be a thought leader… Their intention was to serve. Their intention was to spread a message. Their intention was to change the world.” - Sonya This week on the Women in the Business Arena Podcast, we’re discussing the label “Thought Leader” that seems to be popping up everywhere in entrepreneur circles. Everyone wants to be a thought leader, however, there are so many conceptions about what this actually means. Thought leadership is a...