EP 10 | Food Rebels with Jodi Bullock
 

Food Rebels with Jodi Bullock

Free to Be Podcast | Episode 10

 Episode 10 Food Rebels with Jodi Bullock on The Free to Be Podcast with Michelle Knight Branding and Business Coach Brandmerry.com

In today’s episode, I’m having a real and pretty raw conversation with my dear friend and former coach, Jodi Bullock. You’ll learn more about my relationship with food and the major changes Jodi supported me in making Fall 2017. I just knew to celebrate one year of feeling FREAKING AWESOME, I had to have her on to support all of you.

Jodi and I share the same passion for food AND what we are feeding our sons. I hope this episode inspires you to push back against tradition if it feels right for you and your family.

As with every episode on the podcast, it is my intention for you to feel empowered to make changes in your life leading you to freedom.

Speaking of freedom; hey did you like that segue?!

Roadmap to Freedom is now open for enrollment. We’re currently in Early Bird pricing which means you save $1,000 off the regular price of the program, but only until November 30.

Roadmap to Freedom is a 6-month transformational LIVE experience for the new and aspiring female entrepreneur ready to make money on her terms. It walks you through the four pillars to a thriving and profitable brand and business so you can start experiencing true time, financial and location freedom.

Wondering how to build a community? We cover that!

Not sure how to create content that converts? We cover that!

Want to understand and utilize the social media tools are your fingertips? We cover that!

Ready to master sales conversations? We cover that!

Interested in signing high-level clients and launching courses? We cover that!

In fact, there isn’t much that we don’t cover. Just have a look for yourself: brandmerry.com/freedom

Things we talk about in this episode:

• Jodi’s fertility issues and her story about bringing her baby into the world

• How to push back and question what you’ve been taught to lead a healthier life

• The food we are giving our children and what needs to stop

• Why Jodi is so passionate about teaching parents the importance of what we feed our kids

• What to do when you want to make diet changes but feel lost

• The real benefits of smoothies and juices (because we just can’t decide)

This is a super passionate episode and I can’t wait for you to dive in. Please note if you need to make shifts in your diet please consult Jodi or a registered professional.

JODI BULLOCK

Jodi Bullock is a holistic health coach and consultant who uses the energetics of food and the body to show you how to create the healthiest version of yourself and is working to create large-scale changes in how we look at the food system so that our next generations learn how to eat.

Join Jodi’s private community for more support: https://www.facebook.com/groups/foodrebels

CONNECT WITH JODI

Website: jodibullock.com

Instagram: instagram.com/jodi.bullock/

Facebook: facebook.com/Jodibullockrd/

Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UCVL0QfkZjBuMkVhH5s9zeew

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Web: brandmerry.com
Instagram: @brandmerrycoaching
Facebook: @brandmerrycoaching
Biz Group: Authentic Brand Builders

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Within one year I left my 9 to 5 and created a 6-figure business. Now I spend my days as a Branding and Business coach for female entrepreneurs, raise my little boy and travel the world with my little family of 3.

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How I Built My Roadmap to Freedom
 

How I Built My Roadmap to Freedom

11/15/18

 How I Built my Roadmap to Freedom | Starting a business, entrepreneur tips, how to start an online business | Brandmerry

In January 2016 I started my online business, and basically, everyone thought I was crazy.

You see I had just given birth to my son.

In these moments of great transition, struggling with PPD, questioning my role as a mother; I decided to take on another challenging experience and branch out into the world of entrepreneurship.

If you don't know my entire story here is the CliffsNotes version:

• 1 month after having my son I decided to start my business and struggled for 6 months to actually get it off the ground and running.

• Pivoted my focus to coaching and gave my notice at work without having signed a single client.

• Left my 9 to 5 in September 2016 and signed my first client, then my next and then in December had my biggest month yet.

• Almost threw in the towel in January 2017 after an unexpected tax bill that I couldn't pay landed on my doorstep.

• Picked myself back up, focused on four key pieces, invested an insane amount of money and started to accelerate my growth.

• I hit 6-figures cash in my business in December 2017 and surpassed that amount already this year.

And yes, I know how absolutely CRAZY this all seems!

What was I thinking? How could I risk it ALL to take this chance, not being certain what the outcome would be?

But, the truth is, I felt a pull inside of me that could no longer be denied. I was told that when I became a mother, I would have to choose. Choose between my career and raising my son. Choose between taking trips because who travels with a baby?

But, what if I chose to have it ALL?

What if I could write my own ending?

Spoiler alert… that’s exactly what I did.

I Created a Roadmap

I chose to have a thriving business, one I had complete creative control over and raise my son at the same time (like seriously working on my laptop and breastfeeding became our normal routine).

I chose to continue to travel with my husband and bring our then 10-month old on a 2 week trip to Europe while launching my first small priced offer. This year, we traveled with him to Ireland and Iceland, seriously this kid is a champ on a plane.

I chose to make time to build my business, raise my son and yes take care of myself in the process and although I've gone through times of reflection, I'm proud to say I've not experienced the dreaded entrepreneur burnout in my 2+ years.

And I continue to choose every single day that this WILL be my truth because I'm worthy of it.

And you are worthy of the same truth.

I created a roadmap for myself, implemented it, started hitting my goals and creating a life of freedom, and that’s when it dawned on me…

I needed to share this roadmap with all of you.

I know that creating a thriving online business can help you achieve the time, financial and location freedom you WANT because that's precisely what it did for me.

And that’s why I decided to launch my signature program Roadmap to Freedom.

The results I’ve seen from the groups of women that have already gone through the program are incredible.

Take a look for yourself…

Introducing Roadmap to Freedom

Roadmap to Freedom is a 6 month group coaching program for the new female entrepreneur who is ready to launch an online business that allows her to make money on her own terms.

I HAVE TO ASK...

↠ What would it feel like to have all those missing pieces laid out for you? 

↠ To be able to pick and choose the ones that work best for you, your life and your business? 

↠ To have the support to ask questions & brainstorm having someone who has been exactly where you are now helping you dig deeper than you could ever do on your own? 

How would it feel to create a life that allowed you to work with location independence; to travel, to take off when needed and not ask permission? 

↠ How would it feel to have the time to do the things you truly enjoy; to go to yoga, to spend time with your child to go on dates with your husband? 

↠ How would it feel to have financial freedom to be able to pay off debt, to be able to live a life that doesn’t revolve around paycheck to paycheck?

All of this is possible for you, and I’ve got the roadmap to support you in making it into a reality.

You know that pull I felt? The one I mentioned earlier in this post? I have a feeling that you may be feeling that pull towards different, too. It’s time to follow that fire and see where it leads you!

If you are feeling that pull, I encourage you to learn more about the program or join here: https://www.brandmerry.com/freedom

And as always please share and comment on this blog post, I love connecting with you!

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Hey there, I'm Michelle Knight

Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I'm a mother, wife, world traveler and storyteller. I created my own business just after having my first baby and while working a 9 to 5.

Within one year I left my 9 to 5 and created a 6-figure business. Now I spend my days as a Branding and Business coach for female entrepreneurs, raise my little boy and travel the world with my little family of 3.

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EP 09 | Our BIG Announcement
 

Our BIG Announcement

Free to Be Podcast | Episode 09

 Episode 09 Free to Be Podcast | Our Big Announcement | Brandmerry Blog

In today’s episode, Ben and I are sharing our Big Announcement!

Have you ever made a decision that you JUST KNOW is going to change the trajectory of your life? That's what we've done and I can't wait to share it with you. I can’t give you many details, or I’d give it all away, so let’s dive in!

Things we talk about in this episode:

↠ Our next big step as a family of three
↠ Our biggest lesson to date in taking chances
↠ Why we are making this change NOW and not 5 years from now
↠ Future plans for The Free to Be Podcast

The doors are now open to my signature program Roadmap to Freedom. Roadmap to Freedom is my 6-month LIVE group program for the new female entrepreneur who is ready to launch an online business that allows her to make money on her own terms.

It's for the woman who is tired of just guessing at creating her profitable business and wants to seriously start making sh*t happen!

This program was designed to give you the COMPLETE roadmap, to remove the feeling of overwhelm and give you the support and accountability from someone who has been exactly where you are now so you can dig deeper than you could ever do on your own.

Learn more here: brandmerry.com/freedom

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Web: brandmerry.com
Instagram: @brandmerrycoaching
Facebook: @brandmerrycoaching
Biz Group: Authentic Brand Builders

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Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I'm a mother, wife, world traveler and storyteller. I created my own business just after having my first baby and while working a 9 to 5.

Within one year I left my 9 to 5 and created a 6-figure business. Now I spend my days as a Branding and Business coach for female entrepreneurs, raise my little boy and travel the world with my little family of 3.

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5 Pieces of Tech You Need as an Online Entrepreneur
 

5 Pieces of Tech You Need as an Online Entrepreneur

11/08/18

 5 Pieces of Tech You Need as an Online Entrepreneur, Business Tools, Marketing Tools, Entrepreneur tools, Online Marketing Tools | Brandmerry Blog

There are so many different sources of information floating around online regarding what it takes to actually start a business. Now, I’m a lucky one and so are my clients because they have created service-based businesses, meaning aside from the business registration and a couple programs there isn’t a large investment to get the business up and running.

But what do you do after you decide on a business name, buy the domain and register your business? That’s the mystery, isn’t it?

And rather than making a long list of all the things you DON’T need I wanted to make you an even shorter list of what you do because after building my own business from scratch and helping so many women do the same, I know that all the bells and whistles aren’t needed.

Today I’m sharing five pieces of tech you need to share your business with the world and start making sales.

*Please note affiliate links are included in this post because I love sharing products I have tested and love.

1. Email Marketing System

One of the most important pieces in running an online business is the power of your own list. Every single entrepreneur should be focused on growing their own list and community and nothing makes that easier than an email marketing system that automates your new subscriber onboarding and makes it easy to stay in contact with your community.

My personal favorite platform is Convertkit (try a free trial) and many of my beginner entrepreneurs use Mailchimp because of their amazing free features.

2. Landing Page Software

Now, note I didn’t say website or website platform - that’s because you don’t need one from the start of your business to share your services and make money.

The reality is building a website takes time and at the start of your business time is serious money. All you need to get started is a simple landing page, sharing your name, email, brand mission. If you have a free offer and opt-in ready to go or a sales page it can be used for that as well.

There are landing page specific platforms like Leadpages, but you can also build a simple Cover Page in Squarespace or a platform like Kajabi (try free for 30 days) which can later become the home of your beautifully crafted and branded webpage.

3. Contracts and Legal Documents

Ok, it’s time to get serious for a minute. I see too many entrepreneurs waiting to get their legal ducks in a row and the reality is they are putting themselves at serious risk.

If you plan on selling a course, signing 1:1 clients, selling packages and more you need a contract in place. I also recommend a Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions and Disclaimer. My friend and attorney Christy Westerfeld, who is the guest legal expert for my group program Roadmap to Freedom, has amazing bundles and templates available on her site. Learn more at https://christywesterfeld.com.

4. Social Media Scheduler

Your ability to consistently show up for your audience, yes even in the very beginning, is going to help you increase your visibility, ultimately leading you to build a strong community and sign clients.

Entrepreneurs make the mistake at the beginning of just posting when they remember rather than utilizing one of the many tools available to help you streamline your social media content. My personal favorite is SmarterQueue (free 30-day trial) which allows you to post on multiple platforms and within groups, as well recycle your evergreen content for repeat posting.

Additional free options I recommend to my clients include Buffer and Later. The key is finding a platform that lets you do all of your posts at once, making it more time efficient for you and increasing the likelihood you will keep putting your story, brand and services out into the world.

5. Invoicing and Client Portal

Look, if you want to make sales in your business you’ve got to have a way to collect payment am I right? A CRM system that allows you to house your client information, send contracts, invoices (including repeat payments) and more is essential if you want to scale your business and I don’t know, sign a freaking client.

I’m a huge fan of Dubsado, which is always improving and adding new features for its users. It’s a one-stop shop CRM for all the backend you don’t want to do, but you kind of need to.

And that’s it my friends. In terms of tech, this will get you started right away with gaining visibility and signing clients - hello profitability.

However, there are still some business foundations that need to happen to ensure that:

• Your voice is actually heard.

• That the content you create gets engagement.

• That the marketing strategies you test out give you results

• AND SO MUCH MORE

That’s why Tuesday, November 13 I’m hosting a brand new FREE masterclass on Bringing Your Brand Story to Life: 4 Essential Steps to Follow for a Thriving Brand and Business.

Get signed up: brandmerry.com/novembermasterclass

During this free masterclass you will learn:

  • The 3 mistakes entrepreneurs make when building their business and how to correct it.

  • The #1 thing your doing that is wasting you dollars and hours.

  • My 4 step framework to build a business without overwhelm and endless guessing (fast-tracking your way to profitability)

Save your spot for the masterclass

See you there!

And as always please share and comment on this blog post, I love connecting with you!

 Branding and Business Coach | Michelle Knight of Brandmerry
 
 
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Hey there, I'm Michelle Knight

Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I'm a mother, wife, world traveler and storyteller. I created my own business just after having my first baby and while working a 9 to 5.

Within one year I left my 9 to 5 and created a 6-figure business. Now I spend my days as a Branding and Business coach for female entrepreneurs, raise my little boy and travel the world with my little family of 3.

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Episode 08 | Defining Your Own Freedom with Kate Killoran
 

Defining Your Own Freedom

Free to Be Podcast | Episode 08

 Episode 08 | Defining Your Own Freedom with Kate Killoran, business automation, free to be podcast, how to automate your business | Michelle Knight Branding and Business Coach

In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Kate Killoran about all things freedom. We’re getting deep into her own journey into entrepreneurship, one I think so many can relate to and her key takeaways in creating her own freedom.

Kate’s sharing a behind the scenes look at her own journey and sharing some of her favorite tips around automating her business. Not to mention you guys, her Golden Nugget on SEO is amazing, especially if you don’t have a current audience. It’s SO GOOD!

I’ve never heard this tip before and know it is going to be super valuable to all my entrepreneurs.

This week on the podcast I’m also sharing an exciting FREE training happening Tuesday, November 13 on Bringing Your Brand Story to Life: 4 Essential Steps to Follow for a Thriving Brand and Business.

Learn more and get signed up: brandmerry.com/novembermasterclass

Things we talk about in this episode:

• Kate’s super relatable journey from corporate life to creating her own business and the steps she took to get there.

• What it’s really like when you need a change every couple months and how to start saying YES to those small steps that will lead you to a bigger purpose.

• The reality around feeling guilty for pursuing your dreams and how Kate’s tried to get away from people pleasing in life and business.

• Why everyone’s story to entrepreneurship looks different and why that’s ok.

• How to handle when people don’t agree with your decisions.

• Kate’s favorite tips for automating her business and her clients.

We talk about a lot on this episode and there are so many little nuggets I can't wait for you to walk away with.

Kate Killoran

Kate Killoran is a growth strategist for female entrepreneurs and small business owners. She takes business' stories, visions, and energy, and creates unique growth strategies, utilizing SEO, Google Ads, and Pinterest Ads, to cater to your audience with today's authenticity-driven world in mind. When you find yourself overwhelmed, and need that one-stop resource to grow your brand - Kate's it.

Kate is also the founder of the Build Your VA Resume Course, a 4-week online skill and confidence building course created to better serve the entrepreneur community. This how-to DIY course is available beginning on December 1st of this year. Registration doors open + early bird pricing officially begins on November 15.

Grab Kate’s Top 3 SEO Tips Freebie: katekilloran.com/top-3-seo-tips

CONNECT WITH KATE

Website: katekilloran.com

Instagram: .instagram.comkate.killoran

Facebook: facebook.com/katelouisekilloran

Pinterest: pinterest.com/katelouisekilloran

CONNECT WITH ME

Web: brandmerry.com
Instagram: @brandmerrycoaching
Facebook: @brandmerrycoaching
Biz Group: Authentic Brand Builders

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Hey there, I'm Michelle Knight

Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I'm a mother, wife, world traveler and storyteller. I created my own business just after having my first baby and while working a 9 to 5.

Within one year I left my 9 to 5 and created a 6-figure business. Now I spend my days as a Branding and Business coach for female entrepreneurs, raise my little boy and travel the world with my little family of 3.

MORE ABOUT ME ↠

BRANDING

BUSINESS Tips and TOOLS

Travel

Time mangement

Self-worth love


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