Your Loving Kick in the Pants

Marci Barker

Develop personal accountability so that follow through becomes easy and peaceful. Learn the 6 step Accountability Code and allow life and fitness coach Marci Barker be your loving kick in the pants to guaranteeing success in all areas of your life. read less
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#78 Time to Refresh and Renew with a New Season
6d ago
#78 Time to Refresh and Renew with a New Season
In this episode, I celebrate the end of season three, reflecting on achievements and lessons from 30 episodes. By stressing the importance of consistency and acknowledge changes like the end of the school year and my spring program. I also encourage listeners to reflect on their year, recognizing successes and challenges to better understand their goals. Sharing insights from my mastermind group, discussing growth despite setbacks and my struggles with a difficult client and stress. I highlight the importance of future planning, such as setting up retirement accounts for my children. As season four approaches, I express excitement for upcoming guest interviews and urge listeners to stay motivated and join my supportive community. ‌ ‌ Topics covered in this episode: End of season three celebration.Importance of consistency in podcasting.Reflecting on the year so far.Insights from my mastermind group.Dealing with personal and professional challenges.Stress management and its impact.Planning for the future and retirement.Upcoming guest interviews in season four.Motivation to stay intentional and accountable for goals. ‌ ‌ Marci Barker Life Coach specializing in Accountability for Business Owners Author of The Accountability Code It's Time to Wake Up and Show Up! ⁠www.marcibarker.com⁠ ⬆Grab my free audiobook here⬆ Follow me on Facebook ⁠ https://www.facebook.com/382536105205653⁠ Follow me on Instagram ⁠https://www.instagram.com/marcibarker.fast/⁠ Follow me on Twitter ⁠Marci Barker (@marcibfitness) on X⁠ Follow me on Youtube ⁠Fun & Sustainable Fitness⁠ ‌ I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. ⁠Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach⁠
#77 Breaking Cycles can be Exhausting but Your Efforts are Enough
May 8 2024
#77 Breaking Cycles can be Exhausting but Your Efforts are Enough
In this podcast episode, I share two videos previously posted on my Facebook in audio form. The first audio discusses the challenge of breaking cycles in behavior inherited from parents, emphasizing the importance of self-awareness and effort to change ingrained habits. ‌ In the second audio, I focus on the power of affirmations in shaping self-perception and mindset. I encourage engagement and discussion, highlighting the role of accountability in personal growth and improvement. ‌ Topics covered in this episode: Breaking cycles of behavior inherited from parents.Importance of self-awareness in personal growth.Power of affirmations in shaping mindset.Using consistent affirmations to update self-perception.Challenges of spending time driving kids to extracurricular activities.Reflecting on childhood experiences and their impact on parenting.Learning from past experiences to improve parenting practices.Feeling pressure to constantly work and achieve more.Recognizing the need to balance work and personal well-being.Embracing self-acceptance and acknowledging personal efforts as enough. ‌ ‌ Marci Barker Life Coach specializing in Accountability for Business Owners Author of The Accountability Code It's Time to Wake Up and Show Up! ⁠ www.marcibarker.com⁠  ⬆Grab my free audiobook here⬆ Follow me on Facebook ⁠ https://www.facebook.com/382536105205653⁠ Follow me on Instagram ⁠https://www.instagram.com/marcibarker.fast/⁠ Follow me on Twitter ⁠Marci Barker (@marcibfitness) on X⁠ Follow me on Youtube ⁠Fun & Sustainable Fitness⁠ ‌ I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. ⁠Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach⁠
#76 How Extreme Actions Spark Success
May 1 2024
#76 How Extreme Actions Spark Success
In this episode, I talk about a coaching session where a client was worried about not selling enough. I tell them about how I faced similar challenges and made big changes that helped me a lot. Additionally, I explain how important it is for all of us to sometimes do things that seem really big or scary to see significant improvements. I want my listeners to understand that they can make their own decisions about what big changes they need to grow, and it's okay to step out of what feels comfortable. ‌ Topics covered in this episode: Importance of making extreme changes for significant resultsPersonal anecdotes demonstrating the impact of extreme actionsThe correlation between discomfort and growthEncouragement to define one's own level of extremityEmbracing accountability for personal and professional developmentReflection on past experiences of implementing extreme measuresAcknowledgment of potential risks and rewards of extreme actionsInvitation to explore what constitutes extreme in individual contextsThe role of alignment in determining the effectiveness of extreme actions ‌ Marci Barker Life Coach specializing in Accountability for Business Owners Author of The Accountability Code It's Time to Wake Up and Show Up! ⁠www.marcibarker.com⁠ ⬆Grab my free audiobook here⬆ Follow me on Facebook ⁠ https://www.facebook.com/382536105205653⁠ Follow me on Instagram ⁠https://www.instagram.com/marcibarker.fast/⁠ Follow me on Twitter ⁠Marci Barker (@marcibfitness) on X⁠ Follow me on Youtube ⁠Fun & Sustainable Fitness⁠ ‌ I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. ⁠Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach⁠
#75 Does Accountability Mean Hand Holding?
Apr 24 2024
#75 Does Accountability Mean Hand Holding?
In this podcast episode, I reflect on a conversation with a friend about accountability coaching and handholding. We discuss how handholding, in the context of coaching, isn't about constant guidance but rather about communication and taking action together. Emphasizing the importance of consistent action and the role of a coach as a guide rather than someone who simply holds your hand through every step. I also share my personal experiences of investing in coaching programs and the value of one-on-one time with a coach, highlighting the difference it makes in progress and fulfillment. Topics covered in this episode: Importance of self-care and community engagement Role of accountability coaching Misconceptions about handholding in coaching The significance of communication and action in coaching relationships Setting boundaries in coaching practices Value of one-on-one time with a coach Learning from personal experiences in coaching programs The impact of consistent action on progress Aligning mind and body for success and peace Embracing accountability as a form of support and guidance Marci Barker Life Coach specializing in Accountability for Business Owners Author of The Accountability Code It's Time to Wake Up and Show Up! ⁠www.marcibarker.com⁠ ⬆Grab my free audiobook here⬆ Follow me on Facebook ⁠ https://www.facebook.com/382536105205653⁠ Follow me on Instagram ⁠https://www.instagram.com/marcibarker.fast/⁠ Follow me on Twitter ⁠Marci Barker (@marcibfitness) on X⁠ Follow me on Youtube ⁠Fun & Sustainable Fitness⁠ I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. ⁠Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach⁠
#74 Leveling Up is Difficult: Grace and Compassion are Necessary
Apr 17 2024
#74 Leveling Up is Difficult: Grace and Compassion are Necessary
In this episode, I talked about a coaching call where I worked with a client on being in alignment with their goals and intentions. I emphasized the importance of actions matching our words and how this leads to success and accountability. I also discussed challenges I've faced in business, including unexpected negative outcomes, and offered advice on navigating these challenges with resilience and self-compassion. I encouraged listeners to keep striving for alignment and accountability in their lives and businesses while also being patient with themselves during difficult times. Topics covered in this episode: Aligning actions with words and being accountable for goals. Children learn more from observing actions than words. Risks and potential negative outcomes in striving for success. Overcoming fear of judgment when sharing beliefs. Challenges from working with others with misaligned intentions. Setting goals that stretch one's abilities without overwhelming. Coping with failures in a controlled way. Need for resilience and self-compassion in challenges. Making mistakes and dealing with consequences for growth. Supporting listeners in their journey of accountability and success. Marci Barker Life Coach specializing in Accountability for Business Owners Author of The Accountability Code It's Time to Wake Up and Show Up! ⁠www.marcibarker.com⁠ ⬆Grab my free audiobook here⬆ Follow me on Facebook ⁠ https://www.facebook.com/382536105205653⁠ Follow me on Instagram ⁠https://www.instagram.com/marcibarker.fast/⁠ Follow me on Twitter ⁠Marci Barker (@marcibfitness) on X⁠ Follow me on Youtube ⁠Fun & Sustainable Fitness⁠ I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. ⁠Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach⁠
#73 What is YOUR Personal Code for each step of The Accountability Code
Apr 10 2024
#73 What is YOUR Personal Code for each step of The Accountability Code
In this episode, I shared how I'm feeling grateful and recounted a touching story from my accountability program. One of my clients, a busy mom managing a dance studio and family life, felt unsure about her reflection process. She worried if reflecting while driving was effective. I assured her that there's no "right" way and emphasized doing our best in any circumstance. Reflecting, even during busy times, helps us grow. I urged listeners to be gentle with themselves and acknowledge their progress, no matter how minor, as they work towards accountability. ‌ Topics covered in this episode: Sharing a client story from the accountability programChallenges faced by a busy mom managing a dance studio and family responsibilitiesUncertainty about the effectiveness of reflection, especially while drivingEmphasizing that there's no "right" way to reflectImportance of doing our best in any circumstanceHow reflection amidst chaos can lead to personal growthEncouraging listeners to be kind to themselvesAcknowledging progress, no matter how smallNavigating the journey towards accountability ‌ Marci Barker Life Coach specializing in Accountability for Business Owners Author of The Accountability Code It's Time to Wake Up and Show Up! ⁠www.marcibarker.com⁠ ⬆Grab my free audiobook here⬆ Follow me on Facebook ⁠ https://www.facebook.com/382536105205653⁠ Follow me on Instagram ⁠https://www.instagram.com/marcibarker.fast/⁠ Follow me on Twitter ⁠Marci Barker (@marcibfitness) on X⁠ Follow me on Youtube ⁠Fun & Sustainable Fitness⁠ ‌ I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. ⁠Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach⁠
#72 Don’t Quit! If You Quit Now Someone Else Will Have to Painfully Learn What You Already Know
Apr 3 2024
#72 Don’t Quit! If You Quit Now Someone Else Will Have to Painfully Learn What You Already Know
In this episode, I share a quote from Elder Russell M. Nelson that emphasizes perseverance through challenges. Inspired by the story of his resilience as a heart surgeon, I reflect on its relevance to my life, especially in breaking negative cycles and improving parenting. I encourage listeners to persist despite difficulties, emphasizing the ripple effect of giving up. ‌ Topics covered in this episode: Introduction to my favorite quote from Elder Russell M. NelsonReflection on the importance of perseverance in my life during difficult momentsStory of Elder Nelson's experience as a heart surgeon and his surgical failuresImpact of Elder Nelson's wife's wise words on his decision to persevere despite setbacksPersonal reflection on how the quote applies to breaking negative cycles in my lifeDiscussion on my journey towards becoming a better parentEncouragement for listeners to persist through their own challengesEmphasis on the consequences of giving up and passing on struggles to othersHighlighting the significance of community and encouragement in overcoming obstacles ‌ ‌ Marci Barker Life Coach specializing in Accountability for Business Owners Author of The Accountability Code It's Time to Wake Up and Show Up! ⁠www.marcibarker.com⁠ ⬆Grab my free audiobook here⬆ Follow me on Facebook ⁠ https://www.facebook.com/382536105205653⁠ Follow me on Instagram ⁠https://www.instagram.com/marcibarker.fast/⁠ Follow me on Twitter ⁠Marci Barker (@marcibfitness) on X⁠ Follow me on Youtube ⁠Fun & Sustainable Fitness⁠ ‌ I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. ⁠Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach⁠
#71 “The Coolest Networking Event You Can’t Attend” - My Biggest Takeaways ‌
Mar 27 2024
#71 “The Coolest Networking Event You Can’t Attend” - My Biggest Takeaways ‌
In this episode, I share my reflections on attending the Secret Knock conference for the fourth time. Despite the excitement of past visits, this time I grappled with personal struggles, particularly related to cutting off my hair. The conference offered valuable insights, including the importance of balancing directness with grace, the realization that vulnerability doesn't equate to weakness, and the significance of immediate implementation of mindset shifts. Throughout, I emphasize the importance of self-compassion and remaining open to new experiences and lessons. Topics covered in this episode: Introduction to Secret Knock conference Secrecy surrounding the conference: location, speakers, itinerary Previous experiences at the conference: meeting celebrities, valuable insights Personal struggles experienced during this visit, particularly related to cutting off hair Reflections on feeling vulnerable and insecure at the conference Insights gained from speakers: balancing directness with grace and compassion Realization that vulnerability does not equate to weakness Importance of immediate implementation of mindset shifts Discussion on how certain patterns come with certain choices Emphasis on self-compassion and accountability in personal growth. Marci Barker Life Coach specializing in Accountability for Business Owners Author of The Accountability Code It's Time to Wake Up and Show Up! ⁠www.marcibarker.com⁠ ⬆Grab my free audiobook here⬆ Follow me on Facebook ⁠ https://www.facebook.com/382536105205653⁠ Follow me on Instagram ⁠https://www.instagram.com/marcibarker.fast/⁠ Follow me on Twitter ⁠Marci Barker (@marcibfitness) on X⁠ Follow me on Youtube ⁠Fun & Sustainable Fitness⁠ I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. ⁠Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach⁠
#70 Take this Quiz to assess your Accountability
Mar 20 2024
#70 Take this Quiz to assess your Accountability
In this episode, I shared a cool new way to help you stick to your goals. It's called an "accountability assessment." Basically, you answer questions about how well you're doing with stuff like planning and staying committed. Then you add up your scores to see where you stand. It's like a report card for your goals! Plus, I explained how it's already helping people in my program. So, if you want to kickstart your progress, give it a try! Topics covered in this episode: Introduction to the accountability assessment tool Explanation of the purpose behind the assessment Mention of personal experience with therapy and self-reflection Assessment with two sections: "waking up" and "showing up" Description of questions within each section Emphasis on the importance of self-awareness and reflection Insights into how the assessment has helped my clients Reminder to use the assessment as a tool for personal growth Marci BarkerLife Coach specializing in Accountability for Business Owners Author of The Accountability CodeIt's Time to Wake Up and Show Up!www.marcibarker.com⬆Grab my free audiobook here⬆[image: Follow me on Facebook]https://www.facebook.com/382536105205653 [image:Follow me on Instagram] https://www.instagram.com/marcibarker.fast/ [image: Follow me on Twitter] Marci Barker (@marcibfitness) on X [image: Follow me on Youtube] Fun & Sustainable Fitness I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach
#69 20-4 Rule to instantly become motivated and Accountable
Mar 13 2024
#69 20-4 Rule to instantly become motivated and Accountable
The episode focuses on the "20-4 Rule," a motivational tactic designed to boost accountability and productivity. It comprises four steps: every 20 minutes, individuals change location, walk 20 feet away, and spend 20 seconds looking at something 20 feet distant. This routine aims to combat inertia and procrastination, promoting a refreshed mindset and renewed task focus. The importance of tailoring the rule to personal preferences is stressed, urging listeners to adopt it as a simple yet effective method to regain productivity and goal alignment. Topics covered in this episode: Introduction to the "20-4 Rule" for accountability and productivity. Explanation of the four components: 20 minutes, 20 feet, 20 seconds. Importance of agreeing to the mindset shift required for the rule to work. Addressing common objections and variations to the rule. The role of environmental change in triggering new decisions. Personal anecdotes and experiences related to the effectiveness of the rule. Suggestions for adapting the rule to individual lifestyles and work environments. Benefits of breaking screen dependence and diversifying sensory experiences. Encouragement for listeners to try the rule and observe its impact on productivity. Conclusion emphasizing the ultimate goal of accountability and self-improvement. Marci BarkerLife Coach specializing in Accountability for Business Owners Author of The Accountability CodeIt's Time to Wake Up and Show Up!www.marcibarker.com⬆Grab my free audiobook here⬆[image: Follow me on Facebook]https://www.facebook.com/382536105205653 [image:Follow me on Instagram] https://www.instagram.com/marcibarker.fast/ [image: Follow me on Twitter] Marci Barker (@MarciBFitness) on X [image: Follow me on Youtube] Fun & Sustainable Fitness I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach
#68 Why personal application really matters - Sylvia’s clarity with The Accountability Code
Mar 6 2024
#68 Why personal application really matters - Sylvia’s clarity with The Accountability Code
In this episode, I dive into the second half of the accountability code, focusing on implementing, commitment, and feedback. Reflecting back on my own journey, I share how I hit rock bottom, struggling to finish my book amidst personal turmoil and illness. ‌ Sitting on a train, I realized the importance of implementing my values and skills, committing to my goals despite exhaustion, and seeking feedback to improve. Through this process, I birthed the accountability code, a framework that aligns mind and body to achieve goals peacefully. ‌ I also discuss an upcoming eight-week program, emphasizing the power of accountability in achieving lasting change. ‌ Key topics covered in this episode: Personal journey of hitting rock bottom and finding inspiration to create the accountability code.Exploring the second three steps of the accountability code: implementing, commitment, and feedback.Introduction to an upcoming eight-week program focused on accountability.Overview of program modules, including reflection, planning, and defining personal accountability.Importance of group support and weekly calls in the accountability journey.Encouragement for listeners to take action and pursue their goals with or without external support.Emphasis on aligning mind and body to achieve true happiness and fulfillment. ‌ I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach
#66 Personalized Coaching for Goal Achievement: Navigating the Accountability Code Journey ‌
Feb 21 2024
#66 Personalized Coaching for Goal Achievement: Navigating the Accountability Code Journey ‌
In this podcast episode, I introduce my eight-week accountability code coaching program, which I only offer twice a year due to limited capacity. The program focuses on setting and achieving one significant goal within the eight-week timeframe. ‌ I emphasize the personalized approach to coaching, ensuring alignment between the participant's goals and the program's structure. I also discuss the importance of reflection, self-awareness, and external manifestations of progress throughout the program. ‌ I highlight updates to the course, including a revised curriculum with a focus on individual pacing and a new pre and post-assessment on accountability. I encourage listeners to consider if the program aligns with their needs and goals, offering the opportunity for interested individuals to schedule a call with me to learn more. ‌ Topics Covered in the Episode: ‌ Introduction to the eight-week accountability code coaching programLimited availability due to personal capacityFocus on setting and achieving significant goals within eight weeksPersonalized approach to coaching and goal alignmentImportance of reflection and self-awareness in goal achievementExternal manifestations of progressUpdates to the program, including revised curriculum and assessmentsEncouragement for interested individuals to schedule a call for more informationEmphasis on individual pacing and understanding of the accountability codeInvitation to upcoming episodes for further program details ‌ ‌ I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach
#65 The Intersection of Personal Goals and Business Growth
Feb 14 2024
#65 The Intersection of Personal Goals and Business Growth
In this podcast episode, I delve into the intersection of personal development and business growth, emphasizing that improving oneself is crucial for advancing in business endeavors. I stress the importance of aligning my personal goals with business aspirations to foster a more harmonious and fulfilling journey. The episode unfolds with three key tips: setting clear personal goals, prioritizing mindfulness and stress management, and continuously seeking feedback and learning opportunities. Through anecdotes and insights, I illustrate how personal growth directly impacts business success, advocating for a holistic approach to professional development. ‌ Topics Covered in the Episode: The significance of the weekly business builder email for accountability in business.The necessity of personal development for business growth.Aligning personal goals with business objectives.Mindfulness and stress management in entrepreneurship.Handling stress and challenges as the business grows.The importance of seeking feedback and continuous learning.Learning from experienced individuals in similar business situations.Balancing personal and business investments for growth.Utilizing resources like the accountability code for guidance.Encouraging audience feedback for future podcast topics tailored to specific business challenges and situations. ‌ ‌ I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach
#64 Building a Thriving Business Community: Inside Tips and Tools from Our Welcome Kit
Feb 7 2024
#64 Building a Thriving Business Community: Inside Tips and Tools from Our Welcome Kit
In this podcast episode, I am happy to announce the completion of the welcome kit training for my Facebook group. It emphasizes the relevance for individuals looking to grow their businesses and enhance their online presence through strategic relationship building and networking. ‌ I also address the challenges faced in other Facebook groups, such as excessive promotion and spam, highlighting the importance of maintaining a moderated and engaging space. ‌ The welcome kit training is designed to help participants navigate and contribute effectively to the group, providing insights into networking, relationship building, and additional bonuses like 50 value post ideas, admin secrets, and a social media planner. ‌ Key Topics Covered in the Episode: ‌ Completion of welcome kit training for my Facebook group.Importance of a moderated and engaging group environment.The challenges in other Facebook groups with excessive promotion.The significance of community standards and group rules.Positive feedback from participants in my Facebook group.Overview of the three modules in the welcome kit training.Bonuses included in the welcome kit: 50 value post ideas, admin secrets, and a social media planner.Announcement of the physical version of the social media planner available on Amazon.My invitation to access the welcome kit through a provided link on ladybosses.teeny.app. ‌ I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach
#63 The Story and Challenges behind The Accountability Code
Jan 31 2024
#63 The Story and Challenges behind The Accountability Code
In this podcast episode, I reflect on my experience creating the Accountability Code, a framework for being accountable and achieving goals. I share the story of how I initially resisted the idea of writing a book but eventually embraced the challenge. I discuss the six steps of the Accountability Code: Reflection, Humility, Planning, Implementing, Commitment, and Feedback. I illustrate the importance of these steps through my personal journey of overcoming challenges, including writing the book during a trip to Guatemala, contracting COVID, and facing difficulties with the publishing process. I also emphasize that accountability is about doing what you know you should do and not necessarily what others expect of you. Topics covered in this episode: The origin of the Accountability Code and its importance. My initial reluctance to write a book and the motivation behind it. The six steps of the Accountability Code: Reflection, Humility, Planning, Implementing, Commitment, and Feedback. My personal challenges, including writing during a trip to Guatemala and overcoming COVID. The transformative impact of following the Accountability Code on my life and business. The role of commitment and how it is a black-and-white measure of success. The significance of feedback in the Accountability Code as a basis for improvement. My experience of helping a friend apply the Accountability Code to overcome business challenges. The idea that following the Accountability Code doesn't have to be daunting or exhausting. The encouragement for listeners to explore the audio book for a deeper understanding of the framework. I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach
#62 Simplify to Amplify: Streamlining Your Business for Success ‌
Jan 24 2024
#62 Simplify to Amplify: Streamlining Your Business for Success ‌
In this podcast episode, I discuss the concept of "simplify to amplify," emphasizing the need to remove unnecessary elements from one's life or business to make room for more impactful and meaningful activities. ‌ This episode explores the importance of embracing automation in business processes, sharing my personal experiences with automating tasks through the use of a platform called Member Pages. I also delve into the significance of prioritizing and delegating tasks, providing insights into how automation can facilitate the delegation process. ‌ The third key topic covered is regularly reviewing and updating processes to ensure sustainability and enjoyment in running a business. I encourage listeners to use the accountability code to simplify and gain clarity in their goals and actions, ultimately fostering a sense of peace and fulfillment. ‌ Topics Covered in the Episode: ‌ Simplifying to amplifyEmbracing automationUsing technology to streamline tasksPrioritizing and delegating tasksThe overwhelm of managing multiple aspects in businessSelecting and focusing on the most important tasksPersonal experience with automating accountability in the fitness industryBenefits of automating repetitive tasksDelegating tasks to empower othersThe importance of regularly reviewing and updating processes for sustainability ‌ I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach
#61 Beyond the Posts: A Guide to Genuine Social Media Success and Business Growth
Jan 17 2024
#61 Beyond the Posts: A Guide to Genuine Social Media Success and Business Growth
In this podcast episode, I address the common struggle of individuals trying to leverage social media for business growth. Recognizing that many people feel their efforts on social media are not yielding the desired results, I offer insights on making social media content more engaging and profitable. ‌ The episode emphasizes three key tips: the importance of deliberate and intentional content creation, the need for authentic engagement in social interactions, and the significance of analyzing and adapting strategies based on results. ‌ I also share personal experiences, including the challenges of maintaining authenticity when delegating social media tasks and the realization that adapting and analyzing content can lead to more effective outcomes. Topics covered in this episode: ‌ Importance of deliberate and intentional content creationRecognizing the need for authenticity in social media engagementAnalyzing and adapting social media strategies based on resultsOvercoming the misconception that quantity trumps quality in content creationAligning social media content with the interests and needs of the audienceThe impact of personal experiences on social media authenticityBalancing the use of social media assistants while maintaining authenticityRecognizing social media as a two-way conversation for better engagementAssessing the authenticity of social media strategies for individual and business alignmentThe role of enjoyment in successful social media use for business growth. ‌ I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach
#59 Embracing Ease: Sustaining Accountability and Intentionality in the New Year
Jan 3 2024
#59 Embracing Ease: Sustaining Accountability and Intentionality in the New Year
In this first podcast episode of 2024, I reflect on the past year (2023) and share my personal experiences and changes in my life. I discuss a recent talk I gave at church titled "Hard Times Are Also Healing Times," and I didn't share everything on the podcast because I wanted to keep it business-focused. I express excitement for the new year and reveal that my chosen word for the year is "ease." I also share additional words for each quarter, month, and day, emphasizing the importance of intentionality and productivity. The episode transitions into a discussion on sustaining accountability with new habits, especially at the beginning of the year. I introduce five questions related to accountability and provide insights into each question, encouraging listeners to reflect on their goals, motivations, and past successes. Topics Covered in the Episode: Reflection on the past year (2023).Choosing a word for the new year ("ease") and additional words for each quarter, month, and day.Introduction to sustaining accountability with new habits.Mention of upcoming mastermind events by my group, Lady Bosses of Utah.Invitation to an online mastermind on sustaining new habits with accountability.Five questions to help listeners reflect on their accountability and habits.The significance of knowing the purpose behind being in business.Exploring what accountability means to individuals.Considering the balance between adding and subtracting tasks to enhance accountability. ‌ ‌ I recorded my entire audiobook and I'd love for you to consume it between episodes go to my website below for the FREE download. Marci Barker - Life & Business Accountability Coach