The Take Imperfect Action Podcast
How (& WHY) to Hire Your First Personal Assistant in 6 Simple Steps

How (& WHY) to Hire Your First Personal Assistant in 6 Simple Steps

October 22, 2019

Today I wanna talk about HOW (and WHY) you need to hire your first personal assistant ASAP.

And if you’re currently thinking to yourself,  "But ... I’m not ready to make my first hire juuuust yet!" or "I can't afford to outsource anything yet!" then please ... stick around.

Humor me! 😛

Because THOSE are the exact type of thoughts that I myself had for MANY years and they majorly stunted the growth of my business AND they kept me feeling SUPER OVERWHELMED.

(Which is a real bad combo, just incase you were wondering!)

In fact ... I put off hiring for YEARS.

I worked as a solopreneur in 2 different businesses for almost a DECADE before I officially hired any help.

And if I could go back and rewind time, you can bet your brightly colored buttons that I would NOT have made the huge mistake of waiting to hire help! 

Let me put it this way ...

If you can't afford to hire any help right now, I'd venture to say that the REASON you can't afford to hire any help is BECAUSE you haven't hired any help.

Why?

Because you're stuck in the busy work. You're spread too thin. You don't have the time and energy to focus enough on the important revenue-generating tasks in your business.

But that's okay, because there's a remedy for that! 😉

(And trust me, this remedy is LIFE CHANGING.)

So.

If you're ready to feel LESS overwhelmed, to feel more inspired + joy in your everyday work and to grow your business like heck fire, then give this episode a listen because I share how you can EASILY hire your first personal assistant in 6 simple steps.

Yes, even if you think you can't afford it right now.

Yes, even if you think that you're "not ready."

Yes, even if you think that "only YOU can do everything the right way in your biz." (That was totally me!)

Yes, even if you think you don't have time to hire someone. 

Ready or not, let's do this! 😊

💖 👉🏻 Lovely Links Mentioned in this Episode 👈🏻 💖

1. You can use Snaggit to easily record video tutorials for your personal assistant.
2. Check out Process Street for creating workflows that you can easily hand off to your personal assistant.
3. Hire someone from the Philippines for just a few bucks an hour over at online Jobs PH.
3. And go listen to Episode #35 in order to get clear on what the revenue generating activities are in your business!

 

10 Daily Habits That Better My Life + Business

10 Daily Habits That Better My Life + Business

October 15, 2019

Hey you lovely, creative unicorn, you! 🦄

I’m super excited to share with you the 10 daily habits I’ve put into practice that have positively impacted both my life and business. 🙌🏻

These 10 habits are things you can easily implement into your day, EVERY day. 🌈

After all … taking the time to better yourself day in and day out not only FEELS GOOD 🌟 but, it’ll have a big ole positive impact in your online biz!

Now doesn’t that sound nice? 😊

These habits are quick and easy to implement and, when practiced daily, will help you and your business in ways you may have not thought possible!

It’s totally up to you how many you implement in your daily life, but I wanted to share the 10 I do daily that have helped me IMMENSELY in the hopes that they do the same for you! 💕

I’d love to know which of these daily habits you implement (or have already implemented) in your daily life in the comments below or over on Instagram!

 

💖 👉🏻 Lovely Links Mentioned in this Episode 👈🏻 💖

1.) Interested in learning about the morning routine that I do in order to feel amazing and to put out my best work? Then check out episode #030 right here! https://www.wonderlass.com/blog/episode30/

2.) Wanna learn more about the things I do for my mental health? Then go listen to episode number #012 which is all about how I finally ended 20 years worth of chronic anxiety! https://www.wonderlass.com/blog/episode12/

3.) Go check out my new product line STAT to see loads of cute things that I designed ESPECIALLY for entrepreneurs like you! https://www.funentrepreneurswag.com/

Important links:

Follow me on Instagram: @wonderlass

Learn more about me (plus get tons of free resources): Wonderlass.com

Join my free Facebook group the Creative Superheroes: Join the group!

#onlinebusinesstips #selfdevelopment #entrepreneurtips #entrepreneurialmindset

The Power of Play (& How it Can Grow Your Business)

The Power of Play (& How it Can Grow Your Business)

October 8, 2019

Looking for ways to incorporate a little more fun into your online biz? You’re in luck because in this episode, I’m gonna share how playing more will actually help you grow your business more! 😊

Say what?! 🤯

That’s right!

Not only does it feel great to have fun, but having time to play allows you to be more productive, have more breakthroughs and get better results in your business. 🎉

Sound too good to be true? I promise you it’s not!

You’re probably thinking, “what the heck does she mean by playing?”.

Well, my buttercup, I’m not talking about a full on dress up tea party (unless that’s your thing … in which case please invite me and I’ll show up in my unicorn onesie with Mr. Purrie in tow!). 😹

Playing is anything you enjoy doing PURELY for fun that is NOT business related.

Maybe it’s spending time outdoors, being social with friends, or binging the latest Netflix documentary. Whatever it is … allocating time throughout the week to play will have an immensely positive impact in your business (and life)! 💖

So, if you’re interested in having more FUN in the name of growing your biz, then give this lil’ episode a listen!

 

💖 👉🏻 Lovely Links Mentioned in this Episode 👈🏻 💖

1.) Listen to episode 26 on how (and WHY) to set boundaries in your business! In this episode I share the specific boundaries that I've put into place to cultivate better relationships with my customers in addition to better work + life balance. https://www.wonderlass.com/blog/episode26/

2.) Want to learn the six specific strategies that I implemented in 2018 in order to 4X my revenue while working HALF the hours? Then go download the free PDF that I created for you right here: https://wonderlass.lpages.co/6-smart-strategies-to-make-more-profit/

Important links:

Follow me on Instagram: @wonderlass

Learn more about me (plus get tons of free resources): Wonderlass.com

Join my free Facebook group the Creative Superheroes: Join the group!

#onlinebusinesstips #productivitytips #entrepreneurtips #entrepreneurialmindset

5 Must Have Productivity Apps for 2019

5 Must Have Productivity Apps for 2019

October 1, 2019

Oh man, I'm soooo excited to share with you my top 5 favorite apps that I use for boosting my productivity and focus! 🤗

With so many different tools and apps out there, it’s extremely easy to fall into the “shiny object syndrome” mindset. 🤩

You start with one great app and by the time you’ve got that one nailed down, BAM! Another tool comes across your path.

And then another …

And another …

Until suddenly your tool belt is bursting at the seams with apps! 🛠📱

And since you end up spending all of your precious time figuring out how to work the dang tools to begin with, this ends up being counterproductive and a total WASTE of time! 🤦🏻‍♀️ And we don’t want that, my buttercup.

So … I’m here to help you avoid the app trap by sharing the top 5 tools that worked for me, in the hopes that they work for you too!

Ready to get more meaningful work done in less time? Then give this episode a listen. 😊

Ready to get more meaningful work done in less time? Then give this episode a listen. 😊

💖 👉🏻 Lovely Links Mentioned in this Episode 👈🏻 💖

  • Back Blaze - for automatic backup of all your things to the cloud.
  • Plann That - for planning out / scheduling your Instagram posts!
  • Dropbox Business - for file storage + organization + sharing.
  • Process Street - for creating processes and workflows!
  • Trello - the project management system I use to organize + automate all the things!
  • The Integrate Mini Course so that you can quickly learn how to use Trello to run your business!

Follow me on Instagram: @wonderlass

Learn more about me (plus get tons of free resources): Wonderlass.com

Is Your To-Do List Killing Your Progress?

Is Your To-Do List Killing Your Progress?

September 24, 2019

Hey guess what?!

Today we're gonna talk about one of my favorite things: to-do lists!!!

(Does anyone else get overly excited about to-do lists? ... Just me?)

I LOVE a good to-do list. To-do lists can be incredibly valuable when it comes to saving loads of time and making massive progress towards your goals! (Plus let's face it, it's also super satisfying to cross things off it!)

BUT.

(Yes there's a "but," and not the two-cheeked kind!) 😛

They can also KILL your progress and cause you to WASTE loads of time.

:::queue sad trombone music:::

And that basically defeats the purpose of having a to-do list in the first place, am I right?

(Just nod and say yes, hehe.)

So in today's podcast episode, I'm gonna share two quick steps that you can take to make sure that your to-do list is actually filled with the RIGHT stuff- stuff that'll allow you to make the most of your time and will help you to make massive progress!

After all ... what's the point in being super "productive" if the good 'ol needle in your business is hardly moving?

So. Give the episode a listen and be sure to stay tuned until the end for your action steps! 😊

How do YOU feel about to-do lists? Do they excite you? Do they give you great satisfaction? Or do they cause feelings of anxiety and overwhelm? Share in the comments below!👇🏻 💖

💖 Important links:

#onlinebusinesstips #onlinebusinesstraining 

3 Tips For Reaching Your Goals By The End of The Year

3 Tips For Reaching Your Goals By The End of The Year

September 10, 2019

If you have 2019 goals that still haven’t been hit and you’re thinking that it’s just too late then FEAR NOT! This episode is for you, my bushy-tailed broccoli. 🥦

Today I’m sharing three tips that will help you reach those big, exciting goals by the end of the year. Guar. En. Teed. 🌟

It’s crazy to think that we’re already nearing Q4 of this year! Seriously … where did 2019 go? 🤷🏻‍♀️

Hopefully you’ve got some CLEAR and SPECIFIC goals you’ve been working towards this year. After all, these goals should be the guiding light for literally everything you’re doing for your online biz! 💫

Vague goals will be the downfall of your progress … clear and specific goals will not only help motivate you but will keep you on track and accountable for accomplishing said goals!

One thing to keep in mind as well is that progress towards your goals isn’t always linear. 📈

It can be a wild journey FULL of ups and downs, sprints and standstills, and numerous twists and turns along the path to success - and that’s a-OKAY!

What’s important is that you persist in meeting those goals like that total badass, amazing, creative entrepreneur unicorn that you are! 🦄

So give this episode a listen and get to kickin’ some business bootay! 💖

 

 💖 👉🏻 Lovely Links Mentioned in this Episode 👈🏻 💖

1.) To add even more fuel to your goal reaching fire, grab a seat at my free masterclass right here: https://wonderlass.lpages.co/from-stagnant-to-super-growth/

 

Important links:

Follow me on Instagram: @wonderlass

Learn more about me (plus get tons of free resources): Wonderlass.com

Join my free Facebook group the Creative Superheroes: Join the group!

#onlinebusinesstips #goalsetting #entrepreneurtips #entrepreneurialmindset

3 Books That Changed My Life + Business

3 Books That Changed My Life + Business

September 3, 2019

Looking to make a positive change with your online business? Then stay tuned my buttercup because this is an episode you’ll wanna listen to STAT! 💕

Today I’m gonna share the top 3 books that have had the BIGGEST positive impact on both my life AND my business. 😊

And these aren’t just books that are really good or fun to read (although they ARE!) … these are books that created a REAL, TANGIBLE and LASTING impact for my creative biz! 🌟

I’m not gonna lie … I’ve read a LOT of good books in the last couple of years so I’ve managed to narrow it down to just three books that have had the greatest impact on my business and I that I hope will do the same for you! 🌈

Annnd … there may or may not be two other honorable mentions because hey, narrowing down to just three was dang near impossible. 😜

So if you’re looking to make some big positive changes with your creative business, or just life in general, then sit back, grab your coffee and get to listenin’ you lovely creative unicorn! 🎧

 

💖 👉🏻 ***Lovely Links Mentioned in this Episode*** 👈🏻 💖

Important links:

Follow me on Instagram: @wonderlass

Learn more about me (plus get tons of free resources): Wonderlass.com

Join my free Facebook group the Creative Superheroes: Join the group!

#onlinebusinesstips #booksforentrepreneurs #entrepreneurtips #businessbooks

How to Get Work Done When You’re Depressed AF

How to Get Work Done When You’re Depressed AF

August 27, 2019

Do you find that you lose that creative spark when you’re feeling down in the dumps? Then give this episode a listen, my buttercup! 💕

I’m gonna share some personal tips for how you can work on your creative business when you might be feeling depressed AF. 😔

Mental health is so important…especially as an entrepreneur. And depression is actually a really common thing. In fact, depression is especially common among highly driven people. ‼️

Depression is tricky and can have a massive impact on your online biz, especially since sometimes you might not feel like working or getting things despite the fact that you need to. 🌧

I’ve dealt with varying levels of depression throughout my life, typically in random bouts that last for a few days.

However, there was once a period in 2015 where I fell into an extreme depression that lasted for months…the kind where just getting out of bed and taking a shower took the most extreme level of effort. 😔

Not to mention, it was an ENORMOUS struggle for me to get any work done during this period of time.

But through all of this, I discovered some tips and tricks that really helped me get through this dark time and eventually I was back on my feet ready to kick some biz bootay. 💪🏻

DISCLAIMER: I’m by no means a doctor or therapist and I’m certainly not giving you any form of medical advice! Nor should these tips replace any medical advice you may receive. I purely want to share some tips that helped me get through my depression to help me able to show up and get stuff done with my business.

So, if you’ve ever dealt with or are currently dealing with feeling really low, especially when it comes to your creative biz, I’d love for you to give this episode a listen! 💖

 

💖 👉🏻 Lovely Links Mentioned in this Episode 👈🏻 💖

 

Important links:

Follow me on Instagram: @wonderlass

Learn more about me (plus get tons of free resources): Wonderlass.com

Join my free Facebook group the Creative Superheroes: Join the group!

#onlinebusinesstips #mentalhealthtips #entrepreneurtips #entrepreneurialmindset

6 Tips to Protect Your Energy (& Why You Need to!)

6 Tips to Protect Your Energy (& Why You Need to!)

August 20, 2019

Have you ever had one of those days where you wake up feeling totally GREAT only to have it quickly go south (like careening down a mountain at 100 MPH south)? 😕 Then give this episode a listen, buttercup, because I’ve got some tips that will turn your day right back around!

In this episode, I’m gonna talk about how you can not only protect your energy but WHY it’s so important to … especially as an entrepreneur. 💖

After all, there’s nothing worse than starting off the day bright-eyed and bushy-tailed 🐿 only for something to come along and KNOCK the wind right out of your sails. ⛵️

So, I’m gonna share six different ways of how I personally protect my own energy to prevent myself from feeling uninspired and how I keep the good vibes going ALL. DAY. LONG. 🙌🏻

Spoiler alert … it may or may not involve lots of coffee. ☕️

EHEM.

Because let’s face it … when you’re coming from a place of low energy, you’re way less likely to have an inspired idea OR be able to serve your customers to the best of your abilities.

So it’s super important to make sure you’re energy level is at 100 because the better you FEEL the better your business will RUN! 🌈

Don’t forget to stay tuned til’ the end of the episode for the SPECIFIC action step you can take today to make sure your energy tank stays FULL!

 

💖 👉🏻 Lovely Links Mentioned in this Episode 👈🏻 💖

Important links:

Follow me on Instagram: @wonderlass

Learn more about me (plus get tons of free resources): Wonderlass.com

Join my free Facebook group the Creative Superheroes: Join the group!

#onlinebusinesstips #mentalhealthtips #entrepreneurtips #entrepreneurialmindset

How to Instantly Get 30+ Minutes Back in Your Day

How to Instantly Get 30+ Minutes Back in Your Day

August 13, 2019

Ever find yourself saying “there just aren’t enough hours in the day?”. Well, my buttercup, you’re in luck because I have three tricks that can help you get more time back in your day, so give this episode a listen STAT! 💖

In this episode, I’m gonna share how you can instantly get 30 minutes or MORE back in your day! 🌈

What would you do with an extra 30+ minutes every single day?

Would you dedicate 30 minutes to self-care? Take a nice bubble bath or go for an extra-long walk in the great outdoors?

Would you use the time to spend with loved ones? Maybe a nice home-cooked meal or a weekly coffee date with a friend?

Would you start a new hobby? Or pick up an old one you haven’t had time for lately?

Ahh … now don’t those things sound nice? 😊

There’s SO MANY THINGS you can do with an extra 30 minutes in your day, so that’s why I wanna show you how you can INSTANTANEOUSLY get back some time in your day. EVERY day! 🎉

If you didn’t know by now, I’m SUPER passionate about finding ways to save time so that you can spend your precious minutes on things that are meaningful and valuable to you!

After all, time is precious and you can’t get it back … ever. 😬

I promise that if you start doing these three things TODAY, they will give you 30+ minutes back to your day! So what are you waiting for? Give this episode a listen you lovely creative unicorn! 🦄

Be sure to stay tuned til the end of the episode for the action step you can take in just 5 MINUTES to start saving time TODAY! 🌟

 

Important links:

Follow me on Instagram: @wonderlass

Learn more about me (plus get tons of free resources): Wonderlass.com

Join my free Facebook group the Creative Superheroes: Join the group!

#onlinebusinesstips #productivitytips #entrepreneurtips #timemanagementtips