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Dive into the heart of success with Wendy Brookhouse, the Ultimate Wealth Amplifier, as she delves deep into the 8 pivotal drivers of business triumph. From financial acumen to customer satisfaction, every episode unravels a new secret to achieving unparalleled success. Welcome to Season 4, where we break down the core elements that shape prosperous businesses.

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Dive into the heart of success with Wendy Brookhouse, the Ultimate Wealth Amplifier, as she delves deep into the 8 pivotal drivers of business triumph. From financial acumen to customer satisfaction, every episode unravels a new secret to achieving unparalleled success. Welcome to Season 4, where we break down the core elements that shape prosperous businesses.

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From Corporate Life to Entrepreneurship: Kim Skermer's Journey and Lessons Learned

7/16/2024
In this episode of The Real Bottom Line, I sit down with the fabulous Kim Skermer, who transitioned from a high-ranking corporate position to the world of entrepreneurship. Kim shares her unique story of being laid off during a Zoom call at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and how she turned that experience into a powerful journey of growth and learning. Join us as we discuss: The importance of gratitude and accountability in navigating career changes How to determine if someone is coachable The concept of finding calm in the chaos of entrepreneurship The mindset shifts necessary for leaving corporate life and starting your own business Kim's insights are invaluable for anyone considering a move to self-employment or looking to enhance their entrepreneurial journey. Don't miss this inspiring and informative conversation! For more information on Kim Skermer and her coaching methods, visit The Approach Coaching Method. If you enjoyed this episode, please like, comment, and subscribe for more content on wealth management, financial planning, and entrepreneurship. #Entrepreneurship #CareerTransition #BusinessCoaching #CorporateToEntrepreneur #MindsetMatters #FindingCalm #KimSkermer Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:26:44

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Episode 131 - The Mental Health of Entrepreneurs: Breaking the Silence with Michael Devenney

7/8/2024
In this episode of The Real Bottom Line, host Wendy Brookhouse welcomes back Michael Devenney for an in-depth discussion on a crucial yet often overlooked topic: the mental health of entrepreneurs. Michael shares insights from his groundbreaking 2017 Mindset Project survey, which revealed that 68.3% of entrepreneurs experience mental health issues, with a depression rate nearly four times higher than the general population. Michael get into his personal journey with depression, which motivated him to conduct the survey, aiming to uncover whether his struggles were unique or shared by others in the entrepreneurial community. The conversation highlights the deep connection entrepreneurs have with their businesses and how this impacts their mental well-being. As they discuss the results of the initial survey and the ongoing second survey, Michael and Wendy explore the increased isolation and pressure entrepreneurs face today. They talk about the limited action taken despite growing awareness and the continuous challenges of financial health, growth expectations, and the impact of external factors like the pandemic and geopolitical events. Michael emphasizes the importance of seeking help through therapy and leveraging online resources, sharing his positive experiences with therapy over the years. Wendy and Michael also touch on practical strategies for entrepreneurs to manage stress, improve mental health, and foster better work environments. Join us as we break the silence on this vital issue and provide actionable insights to help entrepreneurs navigate the complex landscape of mental health. Visit mindsetproject.ca to participate in Michael's survey and contribute to this essential conversation. Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:31:16

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Episode 130 - Building Effective Teams: Insights from Erin Longmoon, CEO of Zephyr Connects

5/11/2024
Building Effective Teams: Insights from Erin Long Moon, CEO of Zephyr Connects In this episode of The Real Bottom Line podcast, Wendy interviews Erin Longmoon, the founder and CEO of Zephyr Connects, a company that helps businesses build effective teams. Erin shares her journey into entrepreneurship and the importance of building a valuable company that is not dependent on the founder. She also discusses the common mistakes entrepreneurs make when hiring and provides valuable tips for onboarding new team members. Erin emphasizes the need for a partnership approach when working with a recruiter and highlights the importance of understanding your company's unique culture and core values when hiring. She also shares insights on the recruiting process and the importance of creating a positive and engaging interview experience for candidates. If you're a small business owner looking to build a strong and effective team, this episode is a must-listen! Erin shares her personal journey into entrepreneurship and how she became the founder of Zephyr Connects. She discusses the importance of mindset and overcoming limiting beliefs as an entrepreneur. Erin also highlights the need for intentional and tactical hiring decisions, emphasizing the importance of hiring for culture fit and diversity of skills and experiences. She provides valuable insights on the onboarding process and the importance of integrating new team members into the company's culture and dynamics. Erin also discusses the role of recruiters and provides guidance on when and how to use their services. She dispels common misconceptions about recruiters and emphasizes the importance of a partnership approach when working with them. Erin concludes by sharing tips for effective interviewing and the importance of creating a positive and engaging interview experience for candidates. Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:37:30

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Episode 129 - Top 10 Things To Do To Lower The Value Of Your Business

4/17/2024
Welcome to "The Real Bottom Line," the essential podcast for ambitious entrepreneurs gearing up for a future business transition. In this unique episode, we take a tongue-in-cheek approach to explore the pitfalls that can make a business unsellable. Drawing inspiration from Rob Normandeau's engaging presentation at the Business Transitions Forum, we dive into the top 11 missteps that could lock the doors on your business's marketability. From the perils of dictatorial leadership to the financial haziness of flying blind, each point is a playful yet poignant reminder of what not to do. Join us as we dissect these cautionary tales with humor and insight, providing you with an unconventional perspective on enhancing your business's value. Whether you're planning to sell soon or just aiming for growth, this episode will equip you with the knowledge to steer clear of these common traps. Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:08:37

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Episode 128 - From Franchise to Finance Minister: Cathy Bennett's Entrepreneurial Journey

3/13/2024
In this inspiring episode of "The Real Bottom Line," host Wendy Brookhouse is joined by serial entrepreneur Cathy Bennett, whose extensive career ranges from successfully running the largest female joint venture in Canada within the McDonald's franchise system to serving as the Finance Minister of Newfoundland. Cathy shares invaluable insights into the lessons learned from her time in the fast-food industry and how these experiences propelled her into a diverse array of business ventures, including construction, real estate, and even venture capital through Sandpiper Ventures, focusing on empowering female entrepreneurs. Throughout the conversation, Cathy emphasizes the critical importance of strategic exit planning, the power of mentorship, and the necessity of fostering a supportive team. Her journey not only highlights the multifaceted nature of entrepreneurship but also sheds light on the unique challenges and opportunities faced by women in the business world. Key Takeaways from the Episode: The Value of Franchise Experience:Diversification and Opportunity Seizure:Strategic Exit Planning:The Importance of Team Building:Challenges for Female Entrepreneurs:Mentorship and Empowerment: Quotes from Cathy: Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:34:07

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Episode 127 - Entrepreneurship and Leveraging Freelance Talent with Sandra Reimer

1/30/2024
In this episode of "The Real Bottom Line," host Wendy welcomes Sandra Reimer, an experienced entrepreneur and founder of CoLabourNation. The discussion delves into the nuances of entrepreneurship, storytelling in marketing, and the burgeoning world of freelance talent. Key Points: The Evolution of Storytelling: Launching CoLabourNation: Challenges in Hiring Freelancers: Vetting Freelancers:The Rise of Freelancing:Final Advice: About Sandra Reimer: Bio: Sandra Reimer is a dynamic Marketing Matchmaker, adept at connecting overwhelmed business owners with top-tier Canadian freelancers. Her venture, CoLabourNation, is pivotal in accelerating success for entrepreneurs by facilitating outsourcing in marketing and administration. With a rich experience spanning two decades, Sandra has carved a niche in helping world-changers articulate their narratives as a freelance communication strategist. Her influence extends to her roles in co-organizing Communitech’s Future of Work & Learning Peer-to-Peer Group and serving on the Conestoga College Entrepreneurship Collective Advisory Board as a Freelancer Evangelist. Her work with startup founders through Boundless Accelerator and Innovate Niagara showcases her commitment to nurturing entrepreneurial talent. Her Story: Sandra's entrepreneurial journey began 20 years ago as a writer, editor, and communication strategist. Initially handling both content creation and design, she soon realized that her strength lay in storytelling, not design. This epiphany led her to collaborate with a graphic designer, enhancing the quality of her services, client satisfaction, and her ability to sell these services. This experience was Sandra's first lesson in identifying and focusing on her highest value activities - tasks where passion, performance, and pay intersect. As she honed her skills, Sandra expanded her collaboration with professionals like website designers and other writers, embodying the essence of technicians collaborating to boost revenue. Gradually, she shifted towards higher-value work, embracing the roles of manager and CEO by hiring virtual assistants for administrative tasks. This evolution in her professional identity was crucial in freeing her to focus on areas where she excelled. Three years ago, Sandra embarked on a new venture with CoLabourNation, leveraging her expertise to match business owners with freelancers skilled in marketing and administration. She understands the challenges entrepreneurs face, such as being trapped in technician roles or needing skills outside their expertise, particularly in the increasingly complex field of marketing. Topics of Interest: Sandra is keen to discuss several key areas: Owner Identities:Levels of Delegation:The Challenge of Onboarding:Understanding Your Zone of Genius:Sandra Reimer's journey and insights offer invaluable lessons for entrepreneurs striving to balance their roles, delegate effectively, and operate within their zones of genius. Her expertise in connecting business owners with the right talent underscores her commitment to fostering entrepreneurial success. Connect with Sandra: Listeners are encouraged to connect with Sandra on LinkedIn or visit the CoLabourNation website for more information. Conclusion: This episode offers valuable insights for entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses, highlighting the significance of storytelling, strategic networking, and the effective use of freelance talent. Sandra Reimer's expertise provides a roadmap for working within one's zone of genius by leveraging external resources. Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break...

Duration:00:26:00

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Episode 126 - Navigating Entrepreneurship and Global Mobility with Sophia Hoareau

1/16/2024
In this insightful episode of The Real Bottom Line, host Wendy delves into the entrepreneurial journey of Sophia Hoareau, a seasoned entrepreneur who successfully built and sold her business. Sophia's story is a rich tapestry of ambition, strategic growth, and adaptability, offering valuable lessons for entrepreneurs at various stages of their business lifecycle. Sophia's entrepreneurial spirit was ignited at a young age, influenced by her family and her early business ventures. Her professional journey began in the insurance industry, but her entrepreneurial aspirations led her to co-found a business in the relocation industry, leveraging her background in Canadian immigration. Her company specialized in providing comprehensive destination services to expatriates relocating to Canada, including housing, work permits, and community integration. The podcast highlights the challenges and triumphs of Sophia's business journey, emphasizing the importance of a CEO mindset and strategic planning. Sophia shares her experience in scaling her business, focusing on quality service and maintaining a work-life balance. Her approach to business growth was methodical and ambitious, aiming to double revenue annually, a goal they impressively achieved. A significant portion of the episode is dedicated to discussing the intricacies of selling a business. Sophia candidly shares her initial reluctance to sell and how she navigated the complex process, emphasizing the importance of being well-informed and building a strong advisory team. She stresses the value of negotiation in the sale process and the emotional journey of letting go of a business she nurtured from the ground up. Post-sale, Sophia took a brief hiatus before launching her consulting and coaching business, Conseil Waro Inc. Her new venture focuses on business strategy and international mobility consulting, drawing on her extensive experience in the relocation industry. Key takeaways from this episode include the significance of building a supportive team, both in running and selling a business, and the importance of self-awareness and continuous learning in entrepreneurship. Sophia's journey is a testament to the power of resilience, strategic thinking, and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in the world of business. Listeners can connect with Sophia for expertise in international hiring and business strategy, gaining insights from her rich experience in entrepreneurship and global mobility. Sophia's Bio A true entrepreneur at heart, at the age of 11, Sophia seized her first opportunity to solve a problem when her family returned to live in the Seychelles after immigrating to Canada 7 years earlier. She started selling healthy sandwiches and homemade popcorn during recess to replace the junk food offered in the schoolyard! Her life journey inspired her to study Immigration first and then Business Management at the HEC of Montreal. She began her career in an immigration and relocation agency as well as a training centre helping new comers launch their business. At the age of 28, she moved on to a more significant challenge: the labour shortage in Canada. She co-founded a company specializing in the relocation and integration of foreign workers to address the pressing labour shortage. Sophia set a goal to double her company's revenue every year, which she achieved with her partner and team. This goal was accomplished through her hard work and dedication to both her business and family balance. The fact that the success of her company resulted in a seven-figure acquisition agreement is a testament to her leadership and strategic vision. Passionate about entrepreneurial challenges, Sophia has become a sought-after strategic partner by her clients to foster their success and growth. Connect with Sophia on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/sophia-waro Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and...

Duration:00:41:07

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Episode 125 - Breaking Free from Business Prison: A Journey to Entrepreneurial Mental Health

11/15/2023
Today, we're going on a journey back in time, revisiting an interview that struck a powerful chord with our audience - a conversation I had with the incredible Michael DeVenney about a year or so ago. So, you might be wondering why this rewind is so important. Well, it all ties into a hot topic we've been discussing recently - breaking out of the business prison we often find ourselves trapped in. You see, this interview with Michael, it wasn't just any interview; it was one of our most popular episodes, and for a good reason. We tackled a subject that doesn't get nearly enough attention in the business world: entrepreneurs and their mental health. As entrepreneurs, we're often so focused on building our businesses that we forget to take care of ourselves. And this, my friends, can have a profound impact on our mental well-being. It can lead to a cocktail of less-than-positive feelings about our business and, even worse, push us to make decisions driven by exhaustion and overwhelm rather than sound long-term strategies. That's why, to complement this episode, I've designed a challenge tailored specifically for entrepreneurs like you. It's a chance to revolutionize the way you run your business and, more importantly, safeguard your mental health. You'll find all the details about this challenge in our show notes, so make sure to check it out. So, without further ado, I invite you to dive back into this enlightening replay with Michael DeVenney. Let it serve as a mirror reflecting your own journey as a business owner, and start thinking about your own mental health. Are there steps you need to take to ensure you're thriving, not just surviving, in the entrepreneurial world? Join me in this episode, and let's unlock the path to a healthier and more prosperous business future, together. Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:50:18

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Episode 124 - 11 Business Prison Escape Tips

11/7/2023
In this entrepreneurial podcast, the host delves into how business leaders often feel trapped in their own enterprises and offers 11 strategies to escape this 'business prison.' The strategies include creating a query diary for the team, listing team members alphabetically rather than by title, taking a teammate along for client meetings, simulating parental leaves to identify gaps, communicating company values frequently, documenting the sales and onboarding processes, and simplifying business operations. The host also advises limiting customization, creating marketing funnels, niching down for clearer messaging, and potentially eliminating products or services that only the leader can deliver. Not all strategies may apply to everyone, but choosing even one could bring in rewarding results. 00:11 Introduction to Breaking Out of Business Prison 00:19 Understanding the Concept of Business Prison 01:22 Strategies to Escape Business Prison: Creating a Question Diary 01:54 Strategies to Escape Business Prison: Listing Employees Alphabetically 02:21 Strategies to Escape Business Prison: Not Going to Client Meetings Alone 02:58 Strategies to Escape Business Prison: Pretending to Go on Parental Leave 03:41 Strategies to Escape Business Prison: Communicating Company Values 04:34 Strategies to Escape Business Prison: Documenting Your Sales Process 05:27 Strategies to Escape Business Prison: Limiting Complexity 05:57 Strategies to Escape Business Prison: Avoiding Customization 06:27 Strategies to Escape Business Prison: Designing Marketing Funnels 07:05 Strategies to Escape Business Prison: Niching Down 07:41 Strategies to Escape Business Prison: Dropping Certain Products and Services 08:07 Conclusion: Choosing the Right Strategy for Your Business Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:09:30

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Episode 123 - Lessons from Angela: Resilience and Entrepreneurial Success

10/31/2023
Introduction: Welcome to another insightful episode of "The Real Bottom Line". In this enlightening episode, we delve deep into the entrepreneurial wisdom of Dr. Angela Mulrooney, a multifaceted professional who transitioned from dentistry to become an extraordinary business coach and consultant. Angela brings forth a treasure trove of practical lessons that she has garnered through her rich and diverse journey of entrepreneurship. Key Takeaways: Resilience is a SkillScientific Approach to Business ConceptsLeveraging Social MediaFocus and Strategic SimplificationStructuring and Scheduling for SuccessManaging Inner Gremlins Conclusion: This episode is a goldmine of entrepreneurial wisdom, brimming with practical insights and strategies to foster business growth and personal development. Dr. Angela Mulrooney exemplifies a powerful narrative of transformation, resilience, and triumph, inspiring entrepreneurs to optimize their paths towards achieving their ideal business landscape. Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:09:48

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Episode 122 - Crafting Her Ideal Life: The Inspirational Odyssey of Angela Mulrooney

10/24/2023
What steps would one take to construct a life that resonates with their utmost passion and potential? Angela Mulrooney didn't just ponder this; she actively sculpted her destiny, turning challenges into stepping stones to her dream life. In our latest episode titled "Crafting Her Ideal Life: The Inspirational Odyssey of Angela Mulrooney," she delves into how she transitioned from a renowned dentist to a dynamic entrepreneur. When faced with an unexpected central nervous system challenge, Angela did not concede defeat. With unparalleled tenacity, she founded the Unleashed Dance Company and embarked on numerous entrepreneurial ventures, epitomizing her zone of genius. Engage in a conversation brimming with insights as Angela unfolds the heart of crafting one's ideal life. Absorb the lessons from her path, including confronting fears, harnessing the audacity to reimagine oneself, and deploying potent strategies infused with deep-rooted wisdom and experience. Essential Takeaways: For those eager to architect their own ideal journey or are at pivotal career junctures, Angela's story is a goldmine of wisdom and actionable lessons. Are you primed to discover pathways to your perfect life and unparalleled success? Dive into Angela's compelling tale for a dose of inspiration and invaluable strategies. Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:31:32

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Episode 121 - Maximizing Your End Game

10/17/2023
In this enlightening episode of "The Real Bottom Line," we delve deep into the concept of the 'end game' in business. What are your ultimate goals as an entrepreneur, and how do these objectives shape the strategies you employ in growing your business? Our host categorizes entrepreneurs into three types: those replacing a job, those funding a lifestyle, and the ambitious growth-seekers. We explore five potential 'end games' or exit strategies that every entrepreneur should contemplate. From scaling your business, passing it on to family or employees, stepping up as the chairman of the board, or even closing up shop - we cover it all. Our host emphasizes the importance of creating a business that can thrive even in your absence, ensuring that you have various options available when deciding your business's ultimate path. This episode is rich with insights, encouraging entrepreneurs to be strategic, consider the impact of their business decisions, and ultimately, maximize their end game opportunities. Whether you're just starting or looking to redefine your business journey, this episode is a crucial guide to understanding and planning for the future of your entrepreneurial venture. 🚀 Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:07:27

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Episode 120 - Breaking Out of the Business Jail You Built

10/10/2023
Welcome to Season 4 of "The Real Bottom Line"! In this episode, we dive deep into the "Hub and Spoke" model, exploring the challenges many business owners face when they become the sole linchpin of their organization. If you've ever felt trapped, overwhelmed, or on the brink of burnout, this episode is for you. We discuss: Discover how to make your business more valuable, ensure it can run without you, and truly understand the real bottom line. It's time to break free and transform your business into the asset it's meant to be! Take the challenge: https://www.bottlenecktobreakthrough.com Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:06:59

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Episode 119 - Defining True Wealth

9/11/2023
In this episode, we explore the true essence of wealth and the freedoms that come along with it. While staying at a dream lakeside home in Ontario, our host delves into the enriching experiences and lessons from Anthea, a successful businesswoman. Together, they demystify the concept of wealth, pondering whether it's just about money or if there's more to it. Drawing inspiration from figures like Steve Jobs and insights from Strategic Coach Dan Sullivan, they discuss the intertwined freedoms of time, money, relationship, and purpose. Business owners will find particular resonance in the discussion on the "owner's trap" and the journey from being an integral part of the daily operations to a visionary CEO. By the end, listeners are encouraged to redefine their vision of a "wealthy life," focusing on relationship richness, personal freedoms, and business autonomy. For those intrigued by the idea of amplifying their business value while maintaining a work-life balance, Wendy offers an opportunity to collaborate. Reach out to wendy@blackstarwealth.com and let's embark on this journey together! Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:09:21

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Episode 118 - How to Increase the Value of your Business

8/28/2023
Dive deep into the world of business valuation on this riveting episode of "The Real Bottom Line." We unfold the captivating journey of Stephanie Breedlove, who transformed a challenge into a multi-million dollar venture. Explore the importance of eight unique drivers that can make your business more desirable to potential buyers. Ever wondered about the power of monopoly control, the significance of the Switzerland structure, or the impact of your Net Promoter Score? This episode decodes it all! Plus, learn how to avoid the dreaded owner's trap and embrace the owner mindset. Whether you're just starting out, thinking about selling, or simply want to increase the value of your business, this episode is packed with actionable insights for entrepreneurs of every stage. Discover what it truly means to grow and enhance your biggest asset: your business.

Duration:00:20:37

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Episode 118 - Building Business Value: From Nanny Payroll to $54 Million

8/21/2023
Welcome to the latest episode where we unpack the key drivers that make your business more valuable. We dive deep into the inspiring journey of Stephanie Breedlove, an accountant turned entrepreneur who capitalized on a gap in the U.S. nanny payroll system and grew her business to a staggering value. Through her story, we uncover the magic of monopoly control and how businesses can leverage their unique strengths to maximize their market value. But that's not all, as this episode goes beyond just one success story. We delve into the metrics that truly matter, challenging the conventional wisdom of just "increasing sales" or "cutting expenses". We introduce the concept of the manager versus the owner mindset and the pitfalls of the "owner's trap". This transformational shift in perspective can mean the difference between a business worth $2.8 million and one worth $5.6 million. We also highlight the importance of the Switzerland structure - a business not heavily dependent on any single client, employee, or supplier. How does this neutrality benefit businesses in the long run? We break it down for you. Lastly, we touch upon the significance of the net promoter score, a single question that can determine your business's potential to outperform the market. Join us as we shed light on these eight distinct drivers that can substantially elevate the value of your business, ensuring that when it's time to cash in, you get the most bang for your buck. If you're an entrepreneur or business owner looking to amplify the value of your enterprise, this episode is a goldmine of insights you won't want to miss! Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:20:37

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Episode 117: Unmasking Success: Rewiring Your Inner Game with Monica Buzhanov

8/14/2023
**Podcast Episode Description:** In this gripping episode of "The Real Bottom Line," Wendy welcomes the inspiring Monica Buzhanov straight out of Sweden. Monica reveals her personal journey, detailing a crucial point in her life referred to as "Monica's big breakdown." Dive into Monica's transformation from burnout and depression to a realization about her energy. The discussion touches on the subconscious, patterns from our past, and how they can silently shape our present. Monica emphasizes the significance of understanding these patterns, particularly when it comes to our relationship with money. Discover how generational trauma can span across multiple generations and the role it plays in our daily lives. This episode is a deep dive into the intricacies of the mind, the power of the subconscious, and the path to self-awareness and healing. Don't miss it! Find Monica At monicabozinov.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/monicabozinov/ Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:28:48

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Episode 116: The Power of Women’s Stories: A Conversation with Photographer Brad Walsh

8/8/2023
Brad Walsh is a successful photographer who laid the groundwork for his podcast in 2019 but didn’t launch it until the pandemic shut down his business. What makes this story so interesting isn’t that his podcast is in the top 3%, but that he has done so while creating a platform for women’s stories. Talk about allyship! Telling these stories is a huge passion for Brad and we discuss how this came about and We cover a lot of ground in this fascinating interview that I know you will enjoy. How to find Brad: https://www.empowerographypodcast.com https://www.instagram.com/empowerographypodcast https://www.facebook.com/groups/empowerographypodcast Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:32:37

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Episode 115: Overcoming Burnout and Prioritizing Self-Care in the Entrepreneurial Journey with Rebecca Bitton

7/31/2023
So many entrepreneurs struggle with mental health – quietly, afraid to acknowledge and certainly not to discuss it. Rebecca Bitten was a successful marketing consultant before she burned out. Not looking after herself led to a months-long hospital stay -where she met other entrepreneurs who had all the outward trappings of success, but had burned out. And that is when Rebecca realized her true calling – to become a mental health coach for entrepreneurs. This episode delves into Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:33:53

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Episode 114: Scaling Success: Unlocking Growth Strategies for Business Owners

7/24/2023
In this second episode about entrepreneurship, Lisa Hrabluk takes the interviewer's seat and we delve into some of the tactics that business owners can use to increase the value of their business and move up from micro and small to medium-sized business. To be ready in case you get an offer, to be able to scale and grow your business – without it running you into overwhelm. The tactics we discuss are for all businesses – not just those prepped for sale! Join us for the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge, designed specifically for ambitious and growth-oriented business owners who are feeling overwhelmed and hitting revenue plateaus. In just 60 minutes a day, over the course of 5 days, we will provide you with the blueprint to go from bottleneck to breakthrough by reframing your relationship with time. This challenge will help you break through revenue plateaus, spend more time in your zone of genius, and build a more valuable business – even if you feel like you've tried everything and are time-starved. Join the Bottleneck to Breakthrough 5-Day Challenge. Here's what you'll learn each day: Day 1: Design Your Ideal Day Day 2: Unlock Your Genius Day 3: Master Letting Go Day 4: Leverage Your Time Blueprint Day 5: Build Momentum Register at https://bottlenecktobreakthrough.com/

Duration:00:29:32