Seven Figure Consultant with Jessica Fearnley

Jessica Fearnley | LinkedInTopVoices 2019 Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Welcome to the Seven Figure Consultant Podcast, your ultimate resource for transforming your consulting business from "booked up and burned out" to thriving as the CEO of a seven-figure enterprise. Jessica Fearnley, a renowned Business Coach and LinkedIn Top Voice, guides you on a journey to discover how you can significantly boost your income while working smarter, not harder. Are you tired of content that doesn't quite fit your unique consulting niche? Look no further. The Seven Figure Consultant Podcast is tailored specifically for consultants who straddle both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, offering practical insights and strategies that resonate with your distinct needs and aspirations. Join us as we break free from conventional boxes and redefine success on our own terms. No more "boss babe" clichés or unrealistic portrayals of entrepreneurship here. Instead, we're creating a new narrative - one where you can achieve seven-figure success without sacrificing your work-life balance. Jessica Fearnley and her expert guests share valuable advice, real-world experiences, and actionable tips to help you scale your consulting business to new heights. Discover the winning formula that allows you to work less and earn more while maintaining your professional integrity. Are you ready to take your consulting business to the next level? Tune in to the Seven Figure Consultant Podcast and jumpstart your journey towards financial freedom, business growth, and a thriving consulting career. Start working smarter today! read less
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177: Get Rich Without Being a Bitch with Vanessa Shaw
5d ago
177: Get Rich Without Being a Bitch with Vanessa Shaw
In this week’s episode of the Seven Figure Consultant Podcast, I interview business coach and seven-figure business expert, Vanessa Shaw.  We dive headfirst into the myriad of obstacles that we, as women, often encounter on our entrepreneurial journeys. We unpacked the nitty-gritty of financial hurdles, the weight of societal expectations, and the power of staying true to yourself. Vanessa shares about her transition from stay-at-home mum to a thriving business coach, confronting gender biases and societal judgements along the way. We also explored the need for women to be direct and set boundaries, the impact of peer judgement on success, and the importance of emotional intelligence in our professional lives.    In this episode:  [00:01:20] Vanessa discusses her mission to empower women and shares her personal journey in business coaching.[00:04:30] The power of vulnerability and sharing personal stories to create connection with your audience and clients.[00:05:41] Understanding your relationship with money and its impact on business success.[00:07:32] Societal expectations and challenges faced by women in business, including the fear of being perceived negatively when achieving financial success.[00:13:34] Collaboration and connecting with supportive individuals in the business coaching industry.[00:14:44] Showing up authentically and empowering others without conforming to stereotypes or societal pressures.[00:17:40] Setting financial goals, the fear of success, and the responsibility of wealth generation.[00:20:29] Challenges faced by women when others notice their financial success, judgement, and comparison in professional circles.[00:23:19] Emotional and psychological challenges related to financial success and shame around wealth.[00:26:10] The importance of expanding identity, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness to avoid self-sabotage and achieve growth.[00:27:30] The challenges of celebrating success in a culture that glorifies struggle, and the need to shift paradigms around wealth and accomplishment.[00:30:50] A guide to addressing money blind spots and achieving financial success.   Key Takeaways:  It’s important to recognise and break free from generational patterns, encouraging women to pursue entrepreneurial paths, challenge traditional roles, and serve as positive role models for future generations.Our discussion highlights the challenges women face when they achieve success, including judgement, comparisons and the double bind of societal expectations. We talk about the importance of cultivating emotional intelligence, setting boundaries and staying true to yourself while navigating the complexities of success.Jessica shared her experience of being advised to appear older to gain professional credibility, a testament to the gender biases that still pervade the business landscape. Authenticity, we agreed, is a cornerstone of success, albeit one that is frequently tested by the expectations and judgements placed upon us.   Quotes: "There's this fear often that women have. I've totally noticed this. Like money will turn me into a horrible person. People won't like me anymore. I'll become this caricature of myself. I will become a bitch if I make a lot of money.” - Jessica Fearnley “We need more examples and better examples of women that are financially empowered, doing great work in the world, paying it forward. And they're also fantastic role models as human beings.” - Vanessa Shaw “One of the things with my group program, the Seven Figures Club, we just did a retreat to Barbados, we had a really wonderful time, but one of the things that people said in the room was ‘I can be my full self in here. I can say the things that I've done that are amazing’, because in so many situations outside of the room, in our normal lives, you can't really go to the school gate and be like, ‘oh, I did 75,000 in sales this month’ because people are like, ‘what on earth does that mean?’” - Jessica Fearnley “The whole ‘get rich without being a bitch’ philosophy is so much about, yes, we can be rich in relationships, spiritually, in the work that we're doing, wealth and money is a big part of that, and be the best version of ourselves, because the reality is, energetically, when we're depleted, we're resentful, we're frustrated, overwhelmed, overworked, underpaid, all of those things, we don't bring our best self to the table.” - Vanessa Shaw   Useful Links Vanessa:  Vanessa’s Website - BusinessGrowthAcademy.com Get Rich Without Being A Bitch Podcast Connect with Vanessa on LinkedIn Facebook - The Business Growth Academy Jessica: The Seven Figures Club Download the entire Seven Figure Consultant mini-season Submit your questions for this season’s Q&A episode Leave a rating and review for the Seven Figure Consultant Podcast Jessica’s LinkedIn   Guest Bio: Vanessa Shaw is on a mission to help more women end the emotional and financial roller coaster that so many face. Whether it's adding your next $100k in revenue, crossing the 7 figure mark or enjoying more time freedom in your business, she can help you turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality with proven strategies and systems that have helped hundreds of women.  During COVID Vanessa and her team worked with over 83 businesses and helped them generate over $13 million in new business collectively in 100 days. Vanessa believes financial empowerment is the next level of freedom for women and is currently working on her new book Get Rich Without Being a Bitch.
176: Seven Figure Secrets - Money Mindset Beyond 500K
Apr 1 2024
176: Seven Figure Secrets - Money Mindset Beyond 500K
In this week’s bite-size Seven Figure Secrets episode, I’m diving into the fascinating world of money mindset and wealth creation, especially tailored for us as women B2B consultants.  I share my insights on the psychological hurdles we often encounter as we scale our businesses to that coveted seven-figure mark, such as imposter syndrome and the identity crises that can sneak up on us! I believe that it’s crucial to seek internal validation rather than getting caught up in the chase for external success. I also talk about how to conquer the fear of money and open ourselves up to attracting abundance.   Quotes:  “Expect your mindset to bite when you get past the point of where you have previously been.  And I want us to really focus in on this from a money mindset perspective. When you get to around the 500K mark in your consulting business, don’t be surprised if your money mindset falls off a cliff.” “Sometimes we are so invested in the version of ourselves who DOESN’T get there, who finds everything a struggle, who doesn’t feel like she’s going to make it, who can’t afford things, that we really battle against our new reality.”   Useful Links The Seven Figures Club Get in touch with Jessica to discuss your consulting business Download the entire Seven Figure Consultant mini-season Submit your questions for this season’s Q&A episode Leave a rating and review for the Seven Figure Consultant Podcast Jessica’s LinkedIn
174: Managing Your Wealth with Kaitlyn Carlson
Mar 18 2024
174: Managing Your Wealth with Kaitlyn Carlson
This week’s episode is a re-release of an amazing interview with Kaitlyn Carlson, from the Seven Figure Consultant Podcast Archives.  Kaitlyn is President and Founder of Theory Planning Partners, a boutique wealth management firm for women in business. In this episode, we talk all about managing your wealth.  When you start creating wealth in your consulting business, you’ll likely find you have more money in your bank account than you ever had before! But do you know what you’re going to do with it? I don’t mean going on a shopping spree or buying a dream property, but how you will manage that wealth. A sudden change in fortune can be destabilising. What can feel like a piece of the puzzle slotting into place can open up a new section of the board as you make decisions you haven’t had to make before.   In this episode: The cultural discomfort around women and wealthManaging quantities of money you may not have experienced beforeOptions your business gives you for building wealthDeveloping a wealth mindsetWhat you need to do if your financial situation has changed    Useful Links Kaitlyn: Find out more about Kaitlyn at Theory Planning Partners and book a free 30 minute call Connect with Kaitlyn on LinkedIn Jessica: Becoming Your Seven Figure Self Workshop Get in touch with Jessica to discuss your consulting business Download the entire Seven Figure Consultant mini-season Submit your questions for this season’s Q&A episode Jessica’s LinkedIn
Season Intro: Creating Wealth
Mar 4 2024
Season Intro: Creating Wealth
Welcome to the 2nd podcast season of 2024! Over the next few months we are going to be diving into the mission statement you have already heard me share which is: Empowering women to create wealth and opportunities for themselves and the women around them. We spent January and February 2024 exploring the theme of Empowering Ourselves and I can’t wait to explore our next theme of Creating Wealth. One of my big goals for this next season of the podcast is that we ALL get a lot more comfortable with becoming wealthy women. That we stop apologising for our aspirations to generate wealth, and we stop sabotaging our business growth to stop that wealth from appearing. In this new mini-season, I will be sharing some Seven Figure Secrets, special guest interviews, an unmissable Encore Episode from my podcast archive, and we will also be featuring an extra special Q&A episode right at the end of the season for you to submit your questions. Visit https://jessicafearnley.com/question to submit your questions. We’re also rolling out another extra special feature this year! We’re making the entire mini-season of the podcast available to download in one go! Visit https://www.jessicafearnley.com/vip/ to register for free as a VIP subscriber and download the whole season.   Useful Links Submit your questions for the Q&A episode Download the entire Seven Figure Consultant mini-season Find out more and apply for the 90-day Accelerator program The Six Elements of a Seven Figure Business – Free Download Leave a rating and review for the Seven Figure Consultant Podcast Jessica’s LinkedIn
172: You Asked, Jessica Answers! - Q&A Roundup Episode - Self Empowerment
Feb 26 2024
172: You Asked, Jessica Answers! - Q&A Roundup Episode - Self Empowerment
In this week’s Seven Figure Consultant Podcast episode, I’m answering listener questions about building your seven figure consulting business, including questions about working with corporates and how to push past that sometimes overwhelming desire to throw in the towel on your business! I also share more about our new mini-season all about creating wealth and about the Seven Figures Club, a space for women who are on a mission to scale their businesses to seven figures.   Quotes:  “As women, we need to be surrounded by other high vibe women. We need to see examples of courageous, high achieving, highly human, imperfect but killing it anyway, women who are changing their money story, creating successful businesses, hiring other women, opening up the access points for more women to do the same.” “It's normal to find that entrepreneurship pushes your buttons in crazy ways. This is actually part of how we grow. We need to manage our limiting beliefs and we can't always do this perfectly. It's okay for it to be messy. All growth is good, but it just doesn't always feel like that when we're in the middle of upleveling. I bet if you look back, you'll see all the amazing progress you've made in the last three years. Don't forget to notice it. That is really important.”   Useful Links The Six Elements of a Seven Figure Business – Free Download Get in touch with Jessica to discuss your consulting business Download the entire Seven Figure Consultant mini-season Jessica’s LinkedIn
171: Seven Figure Secrets - Stepping Into Commitment as a Seven Figure Consultant in the Making
Feb 19 2024
171: Seven Figure Secrets - Stepping Into Commitment as a Seven Figure Consultant in the Making
In this week’s bite-size Seven Figure Secrets episode, I’m talking about self-empowerment and commitment to achieving success as a B2B consultant. It gets really easy to do business from a place of fear, always expecting a cashflow crisis to be just around the corner, but by having commitment and unwavering trust in our own abilities, we can develop that long-term vision and work towards it. When we can stop being triggered by the future and instead learn to embrace it, everything shifts from uncertainty to opportunity.   Quotes:  “You need to commit to commitment. Because when we are uncommitted, we feel a lot of uncertainty. … All our decision making becomes short term, and we end up struggling to create stability because we are playing the game of ‘I don’t know what will happen’. So then no decision can have an outcome, and we end up frozen in place. And guess what, this is the worst place to try and grow a business from.” “The path to where we are and where we want to be doesn’t have to be long and hard. We can meander around and make it take years. I meet women all the time who have been hustling for more than a decade and feeling like it must be impossible because surely it would have happened by now if it was meant to be? Seek the short path to your destination and commit to the journey. Do the thing that you’re resisting and let’s get you over the line of seven figures.”   Useful Links The Six Elements of a Seven Figure Business – Free Download Get in touch with Jessica to discuss your consulting business Download the entire Seven Figure Consultant mini-season Submit your questions for this season’s Q&A episode Jessica’s LinkedIn
170: How to Build Audacious Resilience with Dr. Neeta Bhushan
Feb 12 2024
170: How to Build Audacious Resilience with Dr. Neeta Bhushan
In this week’s episode of the Seven Figure Consultant Podcast, I interview cosmetic dentist turned world-renowned emotional health advocate and human connection expert, Dr Neeta Bhushan. We dive deep into her remarkable shift from the world of cosmetic dentistry to becoming a passionate advocate for emotional health. We discussed the essence of resilience, the profound impact of trauma on one's path to success, and the critical importance of putting our emotional well-being at the forefront. Neeta opens up about her own personal battles, including the profound losses within her family, and shares her transformative journey towards healing. Our conversation dares to challenge the conventional wisdom on resilience, calling for a fresh perspective that embraces vulnerability and self-compassion.    In this episode:  [00:00:23] Neeta shares her journey from a traumatic past to becoming a resilient emotional health advocate and author.[00:03:23] Growing up, Neeta felt the pressure to be strong and successful, leading her to achieve outward success while coping with personal struggles.[00:06:56] We discuss the problematic use of the word "resilient" and the unrealistic expectations it creates, especially for women in corporate jobs.[00:11:34] Reframing resilience as flexibility and agility, emphasising the importance of prioritising mental health and well-being.[00:14:53] The common tendency for trauma survivors to become high achievers as a coping mechanism, leading to burnout.[00:17:42] The four pillars of resilience and the importance of making peace with the past.[00:19:06] Embracing the feminine self and taking a slower, more creative approach to life.[00:22:01] Neeta encourages embracing emotions and provides tools for acknowledging and releasing them.[00:25:01] Allowing yourself to experience and release emotions.[00:26:59] Reclaiming resilience and losing the fear of big emotions.   Key Takeaways:  Neeta emphasised the need to shift our perspective, to understand that resilience isn't about being hard or unyielding - it's about allowing ourselves to be soft, playful, and to extend grace to ourselves. It's a powerful redefinition that challenges the conventional narrative and encourages us to embrace our vulnerability.Emotional well-being is crucial for overall health. Healing is accessible to all, even amidst the most challenging circumstances. Neeta and I discussed the significance of normalising conversations about emotional health and the transformative power of acknowledging and addressing our personal struggles.Healing is a journey that doesn't have to be undertaken alone. Neeta encourages listeners to seek help when needed and to support one another in the pursuit of emotional well-being.   Quotes:  "Even though on the outside I felt like I had everything, yet on the inside I was broken. On the inside, I needed to say three words, and those three words would literally forever change my world and kind of bring us to me sitting before you today, and that was ‘I need help’. And I never thought somebody so strong, so resilient, so accomplished would ever need to say those three words. But that was the hallmark of this next new chapter.” - Dr Neeta Bhushan “It's really common, isn't it, for us to show up as high achievers because we are running from pain of some kind. … It's been fascinating for me to observe that so often trauma does lead to this focus on perfectionism, high attainment. Leading a life which from the outside is very impressive to other people.” - Jessica Fearnley   Useful Links Neeta:  Neeta’s Website - www.neetabhushan.com Neeta’s Book: That Sucked. Now What? - thatsuckednowwhat.com Jessica: The Six Elements of a Seven Figure Business – Free Download Get in touch with Jessica to discuss your consulting business Jessica’s LinkedIn Submit your questions for this season’s Q&A episode   Guest Bio Dr. Neeta Bhushan is a cosmetic dentist turned world-renowned emotional health advocate & human connection expert. She’s written multiple best-selling books including her 5x Award-Winning Book That Sucked, Now What endorsed by Jay Shetty, and is Founder of the Global Grit Institute, the helping people reframe their sucky moments, & Dharma Coaching Institute, a coaching organization training coaches to become the highest versions of themselves. Neeta has shared her thought leadership on grit and resilience on international stages and as the host of her popular & top rated podcast, The Brave Table. She’s been featured on Forbes, LA Weekly, ABC, NBC, CBS, Grazia, Ok! Magazine, Verve Magazine & Tatler.  After realising how trapped she felt running the million-dollar dental practice she built, Neeta embarked on a journey that led her across 45 countries as she researched blending the intersection of human behaviour, ancient wisdom, Eastern philosophy, and therapeutic psychology. That knowledge, along with other life experiences overcoming multiple adversities, which include being orphaned at a young age, surviving an abusive marriage, and extensive loss, contributed to the powerful message of resilience she shares in her work. Neeta is a mother of two and you can connect with her here.
169: Seven Figure Secrets - Does It Matter if No One Else is Doing It?
Feb 5 2024
169: Seven Figure Secrets - Does It Matter if No One Else is Doing It?
In this week’s bite-size Seven Figure Secrets episode, I’m talking about embracing our own unique business paths and not being afraid to stand out from the crowd. It can be daunting to venture into uncharted territory in business! It can feel lonely and challenging to swim against the tide or attempt something that no one else seems to be doing, but it’s your uniqueness and willingness to try new things that can set you apart and open up new opportunities. If you’re a woman consultant or thought leader looking to make your mark, this episode is for you!   Quotes:  “For a lot of entrepreneurs, we didn’t set out on this journey to be like other people. We set out on the journey because we saw an amazing opportunity and we wanted to jump in with both feet.” “The statistic that has really stuck with me is that 90% of women entrepreneurs don’t make it to 6 figures and only 2% get to 7 figures. That isn’t ok with me. So it totally makes sense that we would feel in the minority because as elite-level women entrepreneurs, we ARE in the minority.” “As entrepreneurs, we create our own reality. You are leading the way for future generations of women who will be empowered to create wealth and opportunities for themselves and the women around them.”   Useful Links Get in touch with Jessica to discuss your consulting business Download the entire Seven Figure Consultant mini-season Submit your questions for this season’s Q&A episode Jessica’s LinkedIn
167: Perfect Pitches and Embracing Your Uniqueness as a Woman Consultant with Precious Williams
Jan 22 2024
167: Perfect Pitches and Embracing Your Uniqueness as a Woman Consultant with Precious Williams
This week’s episode is a re-release of an amazing interview with Killer Pitch Master, Precious Williams, from the Seven Figure Consultant Podcast Archives. Precious, known as the “Pitch Queen”, reveals her secret weapon and thoughts on knowing when you are seated at the wrong table. Precious has insights into packaging, positioning, and pitching. No one puts it quite like Precious does. If you want to be successful in any endeavour, get a copy of Precious’s new book, Rainmaking 101, From Day 1. This discussion is fast-paced; you don’t want to miss a minute.   In this episode: [00:23] Introduction of the “Pitch Queen”. Precious describes her tumultuous childhood and the ups and downs that positioned her to be where she is today. [07:48] Where do you turn when you don’t have someone encouraging you, and how do you know your place within a group? [13:35] Precious discusses when her backstory is appropriate to share and when it is not. She outlines the different media she has mastered. [20:25] Precious shares her take on pitching and taking an interest in others. [24:34] Precious discusses whether somebody can learn a talent or are you born with it and what about being a visionary? [29:19] What is real entrepreneurship? Precious discusses her new book, Rainmaking 101 From Day 1.    Key Takeaways:  Precious’s story proves positively that you can make it from any background, and even after failing, you can come back stronger than the first time.Often the language you use describing a situation or a product makes the difference in how successful it is. Elevate the conversation, elevate the terminology.Don’t take no for an answer if you are determined to be accomplished and recognized in any field. Failure is not the end of a goal. Instead, it is a stepping stone towards accomplishment.   Quotes:   “I just have to say to you at this moment; I receive your compliment. Because many of us as women can’t accept a compliment. I need to receive what you just said because it’s a testament to my grandmother.  It’s a testament to my higher power.” – Precious Williams. “I had to go where I was celebrated, not tolerated. Also, if I’m not invited to the table, understand that rejection is the ultimate protection. There are some places you don’t need to be, and if you’re constantly fighting to be seen in certain groups, maybe that’s the group you shouldn’t be in.” – Precious Williams.   Useful Links Precious: Precious Williams – Linkedin Precious Williams – Instagram Rainmaking 101 – From Day 1 – The Book The Dames – 6, 7 and 8 Figure Business Community Jessica: The Six Elements of a Seven Figure Business – Free Download Get in touch with Jessica to discuss your consulting business Download the entire Seven Figure Consultant mini-season Submit your questions for this season’s Q&A episode Jessica’s LinkedIn   Guest Bio:  Precious L. Williams CEO, Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC #KillerPitchMaster Want to learn how to take your sales, investor, or elevator pitches from trash to straight CASH?  Or have your prospects throwing money at you every time you open your mouth?  Then, it’s time to learn how to convert conversations into currency with the Pitch Queen, Precious L. Williams. Her company, Perfect Pitches by Precious teaches you the tools and tenacity to pitch with power, sell with storytelling, and develop a masterful mindset for communication. It’s time for you to learn how to #SlayAllCompetition Precious busts norms and shifts perspectives to help teams own their awesomeness and bring out their “wow” factor.  Your leaders and teams will up their game — on their terms — to develop the cunning, clarity and confidence that’s been inside them all along. What’s more, they’ll get unstuck and discover a renewed and refreshed energy to own the mindset of the pitch in a way they never thought possible. If you’re ready to go from milquetoast to memorable, attracting and captivating your prospects while closing the sale in an authentic way, it’s time to #pitchforprofit. And you can bet you’re going to have fun doing it! Precious L. Williams is a 13-time national elevator pitch champion. She has also been featured on “Shark Tank,” CNN, Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Essence Magazine, and the movie “LEAP.” Her current clients include Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google, NBCUniversal, Federal Reserve Bank, Intuit Quickbooks, Yelp, Harvard University, and more. Precious is a dynamic international professional speaker, effective corporate trainer and 4X #1 bestselling author.
166: Seven Figure Secrets - Saying Yes To Yourself
Jan 15 2024
166: Seven Figure Secrets - Saying Yes To Yourself
In this week’s bite-size Seven Figure Secrets episode, I’m talking about the momentum of personal growth and self-actualisation, and how you can start saying yes to yourself. When we work on ourselves, it has a transformative effect on our businesses. You can’t have the business growth without the personal growth and so often, we are the ones holding ourselves back. One book that I highly recommend on this topic is ‘Year of Yes’ by Shonda Rhimes. It's a fantastic read that encourages you to step out of your comfort zone and embrace new experiences. Magical things can happen when you start saying yes to yourself.   Quotes:  “One of the biggest surprises to me when I first started my current business was that what I thought of as business growth was actually pretty much impossible to achieve without also delving into personal growth. And I still find it completely fascinating in myself, but also for many of the women I speak to, that often when we're stuck in business, the glass ceiling holding us down isn't usually an external force, like a board of directors or some corporate policy. It's an inside job. We are the ones holding ourselves back.” “We can so often be living in a state of constant no. We wear clothes we don't like, eat food we don't enjoy, deny ourselves the pleasure of hobbies and socialising, or stepping into the things we are really good at. And then we wonder why life feels sad and small and we are so unfulfilled.”   Useful Links The Six Elements of a Seven Figure Business – Free Download Get in touch with Jessica to discuss your consulting business Download the entire Seven Figure Consultant mini-season Submit your questions for this season’s Q&A episode Jessica’s LinkedIn Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
165: How to Stop Giving Away Your Power with Amy Morin
Jan 8 2024
165: How to Stop Giving Away Your Power with Amy Morin
In this week’s episode of the Seven Figure Consultant Podcast, I interview the incredible psychotherapist, mental strength trainer and international best selling author, Amy Morin. Amy has a fascinating story to share, as she takes us through her journey from therapist to writer, all while living on a sailboat in the beautiful Florida Keys. We discussed recognising and reclaiming personal power, including how to shift our mindset, establish healthy boundaries and confront challenges head-on for personal growth and empowerment. During our conversation, Amy talked about the concept of mental strength and how it has shaped her life. She shared about personal experiences of loss that ultimately inspired her to write her renowned book series, "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do".   In this episode:  The Sailboat Adventure (00:01:10) Amy shares her unique experience of living on a sailboat in the Florida Keys for the past seven years. Mental Strength and Personal Journey (00:03:34) Amy discusses her career as a therapist and how her personal journey of loss and grief led her to develop mental strength. Writing "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do" (00:05:29) Amy shares the story of how she wrote an article titled "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do" as a letter to herself, which eventually gained widespread attention and led to the publication of her book. The Seasons of Life and Feeling alone (00:07:27) Discussion on how problems can compound, the ups and downs of life, and feeling isolated during difficult seasons. The Power of Mental Strength and Personal Growth (00:09:39) Exploration of the importance of mental strength, learning from painful experiences, and not letting tough times define us. Stop Giving Away Your Power (00:11:58) Conversation about how women often give away their power unknowingly, blaming others, and feeling like victims. The Power of Taking Action (00:14:17) Taking control and empowering ourselves to take action in difficult situations. The Influence of Attitude (00:16:23) Exploring how our attitude and body language can shape interactions and outcomes, and the importance of shifting our mindset to radiate confidence and positivity. The Power of Language (00:20:42) Changing our language from "I have to" to "I choose to" can have a significant impact on our well-being and sense of agency. Setting Boundaries and Asserting Power (00:22:00) By showing self-respect, speaking up, and setting boundaries, we can influence how others treat us and realise our own power. Taking Action and Gaining Confidence (00:25:38) A story of transformation from feeling disempowered to pursuing a dream career by taking small steps and gaining confidence through action. The Dopamine Adrenaline Hit (00:27:36) Exploring the powerful feeling of personal growth when stepping into something previously thought impossible. Finding out more about Amy Morin (00:28:27) Amy discusses her series of books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do" and "13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do", and shares where listeners can find out more about her.   Key Takeaways:  Amy's personal journey taught her not only how to get through tough times but also how to enjoy the good times in life. She observed that some people remain stuck in a painful place even years after a difficult experience, while others manage to keep getting back up and maintain a positive attitude. This led her to study people's behaviours and learn about the difference between those who heal and grow from painful experiences and those who don't.Even when we feel powerless, there is always something we can do to improve our circumstances or how we feel about them.The language we use can have a profound impact on our mindset and well-being. Changing phrases like "I have to" into "I choose to" can make a world of difference. It's about taking ownership of our decisions and feeling empowered.    Quotes:  "What can I do about it? What do I have control over? As long as we empower ourselves to know there's always something we can do, it really empowers us to say, 'Alright, let's do something about this issue that I'm facing.'" - Amy Morin “You can train your brain to do things differently over time if you consistently do something. So if every time you feel afraid, you say ‘I'm just going to go sit at home and not leave the house’, you've trained your brain to warn you of any kind of danger so that you immediately go home. On the other hand, if you recognise that ‘All right, I'm feeling kind of scared, but I'm going to face this fear’, over time you can train your brain to say ‘yeah, when we feel fear, we take action. We don't just go home and do nothing’.” - Amy Morin “I think we get almost like the biggest dopamine, adrenaline hit when we step into something that we've been telling ourselves for decades we could never do. I definitely think that's where a lot of our personal growth suddenly comes to the fore and you're like, ‘What was all that about? Because that felt easy and it actually felt kind of fun’.” - Jessica Fearnley   Useful Links Amy:  Amy’s Website - AmyMorinLCSW.com Follow Amy on Instagram - @‌AmyMorinAuthor Podcast - Mentally Stronger With Therapist Amy Morin All of Amy’s books can be found at AmyMorinLCSW.com/books Jessica: The Six Elements of a Seven Figure Business – Free Download Get in touch with Jessica to discuss your consulting business Jessica’s LinkedIn Submit your questions for this season’s Q&A episode   Guest Bio Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, mental strength trainer and the award-winning host of the Mentally Stronger With Therapist Amy Morin podcast. She’s an international bestselling author. Her books, including 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do and 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do, have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than 1 million copies. The Guardian dubbed her “the self-help guru of the moment.” Forbes calls her a “thought leadership star” and People says her book is one of the top 20 must read books of all time. Her TEDx talk, The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong, is one of the most viewed talks of all time with more than 23 million views. She lives on a sailboat in the Florida Keys.
Season Intro: Empowering Yourself
Jan 1 2024
Season Intro: Empowering Yourself
Over the next few months we are going to be diving into the mission statement you have already heard me share which is: Empowering women to create wealth and opportunities for themselves and the women around them. In this new mini-season, I will be sharing some Seven Figure Secrets, special guest interviews, an unmissable Encore Episode from my podcast archive, and we will also be featuring an extra special Q&A episode right at the end of the season for you to submit your questions. Visit https://jessicafearnley.com/question to submit your questions. We’re also rolling out another extra special feature! We’re making the entire mini-season of the podcast available to download in one go! Visit https://www.jessicafearnley.com/vip/ to register for free as a VIP subscriber and download the whole season. In this introduction episode, I also share about my brand new 90-day Action-Taking Accelerator group program specifically designed to help women consultants like you reach your next business milestone. This program is packed with valuable resources and personalised guidance to propel your success and make magic happen in your consulting business! Find out more and apply here: https://www.jessicafearnley.com/accelerator/   Useful Links Submit your questions for the Q&A episode Download the entire Seven Figure Consultant mini-season Find out more and apply for the 90-day Accelerator program The Six Elements of a Seven Figure Business – Free Download Jessica’s LinkedIn
164: The Secret to Relationship-Driven Sales with Dr Nadia Brown
Dec 18 2023
164: The Secret to Relationship-Driven Sales with Dr Nadia Brown
In this week’s episode of the Seven Figure Consultant Podcast, I spoke to Dr Nadia Brown, a renowned expert in organisational leadership and founder of The Doyenne Agency. Dr Nadia shared some valuable insights on relationship-driven sales and how to approach sales with authenticity, confidence and a deep understanding of client needs. We also discussed the importance of embracing our unique sales style as women and the significance of thorough research before engaging with clients. Clear communication and follow-ups were also key points during our discussion, as well as practical advice on how to navigate challenging client situations and being courageous in our sales efforts.   In this episode: [00:02:48] The importance of relationship-driven sales and how it differs from traditional sales techniques. [00:03:40] Overcoming objections vs answering questions. [00:05:46] The impact of assuming a hostile audience. [00:06:53] Speaking to all the needs of different stakeholders, multiple conversations, and doing homework ahead of time. [00:07:52] Building relationships and shifting power dynamics in corporate sales. [00:14:13] How doing research before a sales conversation helps you to stand out and make a good impression. [00:15:11] Focusing on the client's needs and challenges. [00:18:52] Advice on dealing with clients who are unresponsive, tight-lipped, or playing hardball during a sales conversation. [00:22:16] Clearly communicating the process to clients and setting expectations for follow-up. [00:25:01] Asking clients about their preferred method of communication and following up accordingly.   Key Takeaways:  As entrepreneurs, mastering the art of sales is crucial. However, women are often taught sales techniques that don't align with their natural style, leading to discomfort and inefficiency. Dr. Nadia's advice: Embrace your own unique style and experiment with different approaches.Set a clear process and timeline for follow-ups during initial conversations. This approach helps to establish a sense of equality in the conversation, even if the client holds more power. It's essential not to create a narrative of annoyance or assume that follow-ups are bothersome - People are generally pleased to hear from someone they want to work with!Be courageous in your sales efforts. Take up space, ask questions, and be bold in your approach. By embracing authenticity and focusing on relationship-driven sales, women can become more successful and confident leaders.   Quotes:  “One of the things that I really realised in this journey around sales is that women typically sell differently. And so I invite women to really lean into what is your style? And I remember when I finally realised that, ‘wait a second, I'm actually pretty good at sales’. Because I'm just having conversations with people and I'm just getting to know them. I'm asking really great questions… And so I think that when we again really look for that way that we best do sales and and are willing to continue to try and experiment, then it's not that difficult at all.” - Dr Nadia Brown “We often assume a hostile audience. And so if we're going into it being like, ‘I'm going to have to persuade them, I'm going to have to work hard to get this sale’, it just assumes that they're going to be sitting there being like, ‘oh, okay, then what have you got to say for yourself?’ And then you feel defensive, don't you?” - Jessica Fearnley “I think sometimes people forget that you're working with humans and they have feelings. They have concerns, they have fears, they have doubts. How can you help to really provide value, be a value provider and a solution provider and not just a sales person, but also focusing on the human or humans that are present and in front of you.” - Dr Nadia Brown   Useful Links Dr Nadia’s LinkedIn Dr Nadia’s Instagram The Doyenne Agency - Global Sales and Sales Training The Six Elements of a Seven Figure Business – Free Download Get in touch with Jessica to discuss your consulting business Jessica’s LinkedIn   Guest Bio Dr. Nadia holds a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership and is passionate about helping women become more authentic, confident leaders who take charge of their careers. She is a sales strategist, consultant, trainer, and founder of The Doyenne Agency. A sales agency that works with business owners, companies, and corporations to multiply revenue and awaken the consistent closer within your sales team using the Consistent Sales Method™. Nadia helps women learn to play the career game in business to advance their careers and professions. When it comes to sales, women come to her timid and shaky about going after the money – they leave her strategic, strong, emboldened, and most importantly, paid. Nadia brings over fifteen years of leadership experience, powerful conversations, achieving goals, and respect for people to develop a comprehensive sales process to increase closing rates and satisfied client retention. As a result, Nadia’s clients have seen tremendous results, such as raising their rates, decreasing their refund requests, and doubling or tripling their annual revenues, including helping clients increase their yearly revenue by 800%.
163: Client Showcase: How to Work Less and Earn More with Alecia Huck
Dec 11 2023
163: Client Showcase: How to Work Less and Earn More with Alecia Huck
In this week’s episode of the Seven Figure Consultant Podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing my amazing client, Alecia Huck. Alecia is the founder and CEO of MAVERICK & Company, a management consulting firm that specialises in working with the leadership teams of fast-growing companies. Alecia shared her inspiring business journey and the valuable insights she has gained along the way. We also discussed the importance of valuing the work we do over the amount of time we spend doing it, shifting from a time-based approach to a value-based approach to work less while achieving even greater results. As women entrepreneurs, Alecia and I also delved into the unique challenges we face in the business world. We discussed the importance of letting go of control and embracing collaboration, as well as the need for self-acceptance and gratitude in our professional relationships. Alecia's story is truly inspiring, and her insights are invaluable for anyone looking to grow their consulting business.   In This Episode:  [00:00:48] Jessica and Alecia discuss how they first met and decided to work together after a serendipitous LinkedIn post. [00:04:15] Alecia shares the journey of her business, from starting as an entrepreneur with no experience to finding her niche in working with leadership teams in fast-growing companies. [00:07:29] Working less and earning more, and the importance of shifting focus from time-based to value-based work. [00:12:43] The difficulties of breaking free from old narratives and habits that prioritise overworking. [00:16:13] Relying on others and allowing them to make decisions for the business or brand. [00:18:58] The need to let go of control, loosen up, and take action without striving for perfection. [00:21:37] The reality of entrepreneurship and how it often involves unexpected challenges and growth opportunities. [00:23:21] Big wins and personal growth. [00:26:07] The limitations of working more and the impact of self-acceptance on one's effectiveness. [00:29:27] Breaking out of old paradigms to achieve new results and make a difference in the lives of others.   Key Takeaways: As consultants and coaches, the work we do can have a significant impact on businesses beyond just finances, such as employee happiness and team dynamics. Many business owners who have grown their companies organically end up feeling overwhelmed and trapped by their success. Alecia and I both advocate for a shift in mindset from being a freelancer who tracks time to being an expert who focuses on delivering value.As women entrepreneurs, we often rely on ourselves too much and find it difficult to allow others to help and make decisions about our business. It’s important to let go and allow others to contribute - We don’t need to control everything!Find a balance between working less and earning more. Pushing too hard can lead to burnout and limit growth. True brilliance comes from self-acceptance and being comfortable with yourself.   Quotes:  “We mix up time and value, right? Because time is really easy to quantify and value can be hard to quantify. And what I think is really great is that if you actually make this shift from valuing your time and talking about things in terms of time and focusing on how long you work… if you shift over to thinking about the value you produce, I think that's better for your clients.” - Alecia Huck “I call them your snakes in your brain, the voice that's kind of negative, right? It's a little distracting. And you do something really great and it goes, ‘oh, you're just a spotlight hog’. We all have snakes in the brain, and some of us have snakes informed by trauma and really, you know, intense things in our past and that can make them nastier and more subtle. But, this year was a year where I worked probably less than I ever had. And I want to be really clear, the results that I produced with my people were extraordinary.” - Alecia Huck “I think that we often are so self-reliant, and there are often backstories that completely explain why we're like that, but I think for women entrepreneurs, we rely on ourselves aggressively. And we have to be told how to include other people and how to allow other people to help us, because actually, that's not something that comes naturally.” - Jessica Fearnley   Useful Links Alecia’s LinkedIn MAVERICK & Company Website The Six Elements of a Seven Figure Business – Free Download Get in touch with Jessica to discuss your consulting business Jessica’s LinkedIn   Guest Bio Alecia Huck is the founder and owner of MAVERICK & Company, a management consulting firm that specialises in working with the leadership teams of fast-growing companies. A sought-after speaker and writer, Alecia helps people have more BIG wins; the kind of wins where you get great results but also become a bigger, better, braver version of yourself along the way. Connect with Alecia on LinkedIn for great content and to join an amazing tribe of awesome humans.
162: Seven Figure Secrets - How to Cope When It All Starts to Work
Dec 4 2023
162: Seven Figure Secrets - How to Cope When It All Starts to Work
In this week’s bite-size bonus episode, Seven Figure Secrets, I’m talking about the discomfort that can come with success. We often find failure much easier to sit with than success! And that’s why we need more support coping with business when it all starts to work, compared to when it all feels like it’s going wrong. In this episode, we’ll cover how to cope when it all starts to work, overcoming self sabotage, and embracing your Next Level Self. Quotes:  “Sometimes we get so used to the feeling of failure that it becomes a security blanket. We know where we are with failure, and even though this is dysfunctional, we can feel more comfortable with the familiarity of feeling not enough that we would almost choose it over joy, happiness and success.” “It’s ok to have a bit of an identity crisis as you experience personal growth and business growth. Who you are is changing, and that means saying goodbye to your old self, that version of you who couldn’t be with success. It’s ok to feel some grief about this too. But as you say goodbye to your old self, you are also becoming your Next Level Self. We never have to let go without also taking hold of what is next.” Useful Links The Six Elements of a Seven Figure Business – Free Download Workshop - ‘What I Focus On Expands - Maximising Your Flow with Wealth Dynamics’ Get in touch with Jessica to discuss your consulting business Jessica’s LinkedIn