Biz Buddies Episode #7 — The Lure of Learning

Today Jen and Niamh talk about the Lure of Learning, how important it is to keep on learning and growing year by year, but also how you can get lured into thinking that you need to learn more before you take action, which can stop you. Sometimes learning more can be a procrastination tool too.

In 2015 Niamh did a #100booksayear challenge and in that year everything in her business changed because of all of the stuff she learned. Once she knew so much more, she couldn’t just sit back and keep doing things the way she was doing them now that she knew a better way.

This year Jen and Niamh are both doing a #100booksayear challenge and both try to intersperse fiction with all of the nonfiction because of the way our brains process fiction in a different way and sometimes it spurs different kinds of creativity.

There is also a lot of discussion about what works and doesn’t work in courses and challenges. Including Niamh’s fantastic Ignite Video Challenge!

A few of the books and authors we mentioned:

Write, Publish, Repeat

Fiction Unboxed

Iterate and Optimize

Joanna Penn

Write Your Novel from The Middle

Take Off Your Pants!

Ask.

Resources:

Jen’s new free guide Happy Money Habits with funnel connected! Check it out here.

Jen’s Podcast Power Planning Session– yes Jen finally got a sales page up!

Terra Milo– Tech Girl

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Episode #121 – Learn to Leverage Yourself with Jen Groover

There are so many hours in a day, but we also know that everyone in the world gets the exact same number of hours. So how do some people do so much? My guest today, Jen Groover, knows. Early on in her entrepreneurial career, she realized that she had to leverage herself to be able to do more than trade dollars for hours. She does this through licensing, delegating, team building and having the right supports in place for all of her different businesses. What more details on how she does it? She is more than happy to share that with you through her Jumpstart Connect Pop-up store in NYC. Not in NYC? Soon there will be a virtual version online too!

Jen Groover is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, author, and media contributor. Jen got involved in the fitness industry straight out of college when she graduated in 1995 but quickly realized that she needed to find some way to leverage herself and her time so she would not be limited to trading hours for dollars.

A few of Jen’s quotes from the episode:

“Once I’m comfortable I need to make myself uncomfortable again.”

“Licensing is a huge part of my business model.”

“I believe Entrepreneurs are a huge part of healing the world.”

“Fear is the thing that holds people back the most. The more you can educate someone, the more you can eliminate fear.”

Jen is also the author of the book What If and Why Not. This book focuses on the psychology of taking what is negative in your life and finding the positive spin. It was published in 2013. Her second book, #Empowered, will be coming out in the fall of 2017. Right now she is working on her third book, Operator’s Manual for Life. Now that sounds like something we could all use now and then.

Jen was also recently nominated as a UN delegate to the first ever Global Accelerator for the Global Entrepreneurs Council. For this Council, each person chooses a topic that they are very good at and another that they do not know much about. Sometimes a person’s ignorance in a certain field can actually bring breakthroughs from the questions they ask. The field that Jen chose as something she didn’t know much about was health care. These discussions bring more innovation to the solutions around specific problems.

You can connect with Jen Groover via her website at www.jengroover.com.


Resources

Jumpstart Connect: October 10, 11, 12th in NYC http://jumpstartconnect.com/

What If? and Why Not?: Transform Your Fears Into Action and Start The Business of Your Dreams

http://www.butlerbag.com/


#121 - Jen GrooverJen Groover has been tagged by SUCCESS MAGAZINE as a “One-Woman Brand,” a “Creativity and Innovation Guru” and a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine and ranked #8 by SAP in the Top 51 Influencers of Human Potential. Jen Groover’s name has quickly become synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship, and evolution. She was recently nominated as a UN delegate to the first ever Global Accelerator for the Global Entrepreneurs Council. She also made history at the NYSE, as a member of the first all-female group to ring the opening bell and made Forbes’ list of “50 Founders You Need to Follow on Twitter.” Jen’s energy and multi-faceted, diverse wisdom make her a highly sought after speaker on topics ranging from business to leadership, empowerment to emotional intelligence to healthy living, and enhancing productivity.


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Episode #120 – Powered By Love Littles with Anna and Lindy

Do you think it’s important to teach our children the power of affirmation? On today’s episode of Financial Fluency, I’m excited to chat with Anna Lozano and Lindy Sood, founders of Love Powered Co.  Love Powered Littles is a different kind of card deck for parents to use with their children to affirm greatness from within.

Lindy mentions on the show that both her and Anna had been on a separate (but simultaneous) road to self-discovery for quite some time. Once they both had children of their own, both women wanted to bring the practice of self-assured affirmation to their kids. Lindy and Anna mention the most compelling quality of their affirmation cards is what’s happening behind the scenes—the messages are being reprogrammed on a conscious and subconscious level with children, so they connect what they’re saying and doing.

The idea started with their own children. Anna and Lindy had their routine they’d do with their kids before bed, and it included repeatedly saying affirmations and thanking for their blessings. But the women realized that their children didn’t know what the words meant, and that’s when the lightbulb clicked—using a vocabulary children identify with –  adorable characters to make the experience fun and relatable.

As stated from their website, the Love Powered Littles affirmation cards include:

  • 22 Powers. These are the qualities of emotionally intelligent trailblazers. The POWERS we all have within us, that at times, we just need to be reminded of.
  • Connection. Focus on the power of CONNECTION between parent and child. Leave the screen at the door, this is a time to be present, engaged and wholeheartedly connected.
  • Conscious Awareness. Instead of 1 affirmation per card, they have grouped together 3 related terms + a statement to help our littles grasp the meaning of the words and how they all relate to each other.
  • Examples & Feelings. Parents and children think of examples and ‘times when’, going even deeper and asking “How did this make you feel?” By connecting their own experiences to each POWER, and remembering how they felt, it helps our children to understand the words and statements they are saying, and connect deeper to the meaning behind them.
  • Aesthetic. These cards are so darn adorable and just oh-so-delicious, they are certain that you and your littles will find it hard to wait to get your hands on them!

 

To find out more about Love Powered Co. visit their website: http://lovepoweredco.pagedemo.co/ or follow them on social media:

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Resources

Love Powered Littles Kickstarter

Love Powered Co. Video


#120 - Powered By Love Littles with Anna and LindyFounders, Anna Lozano and Lindy Sood are friends and soul sisters who realized that together, they have a powerful message to share with the world. Months ago, they started talking about what is lacking in the marketplace when it comes to personal growth products for families. Their mission is to create a self-worth movement, powering the next generation of mindful leaders.


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Let’s Keep the Conversation Going

If you’re enjoying the podcasts and something has lit a fire for you, carry on the conversation over on the Financial Fluency Facebook Group. And if you are interested in creating some Happy Money Habits, check out my free PDF here!

Jen x