Episode #70 Build Your Hustle-Free Business with Amy Birks

Today’s episode is a Book Club episode! I’m here with Amy Birks, author of The Hustle-Free Business: A Simple 7-Step Plan to Grow, Get Results, and Have FUN!. Also known as The Strategy Ninja, Amy uses her GPS brain to help mission-driven, heart-centered coaches create customized strategies to grow their businesses and get the results that matter to them FAST, and with fun, ease and purpose.

In our conversation, we cover her wildly popular Motivation Mondays, how they make participants blush, (you have to be there), a huge shout-out to the inimitable Yola, (who I can put you in contact with, just send me an email), and the finer points of what it takes to get a hustle-free business.


  • “I make it my life’s mission that everyone knows the most epic version of themselves, and everyone around them knows that as well.” – Amy
  • “We need to set the intention to start with ourselves to be the best we can be, and then it trickles down into all the different parts of our lives.” – Amy
  • “What is that thing that comes so easily to me that I would just discount that nobody can do it?” – Amy
  • “If you aren’t sure what you want the business model to look like, let’s see what you want your life to look like and let’s create a trajectory to get to that.” – Amy
  • “I know what I’m doing now is helping to get more eyes on people in my community who are doing really powerful things and don’t necessary have the platform themselves yet.” – Amy
  • “Without financial equality, [women] will never have all the other kinds of equality we need.” – Jen
  • “The Western Woman Modern Entrepreneur is going to save the world.” – Amy
  • “You gotta be really clear on who you are, and then create a strategy based on you.” – Amy

To grab a copy of The Hustle-Free Business head over to To connect with Amy, check out her website, her facebook page, and her instagram.

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Amy’s Book: The Hustle-Free Business: A Simple 7-Step Plan to Grow, Get Results, and Have FUN!

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amy-2016-bouganvilla-4Amy Birks can see the future. No, she doesn’t use a crystal ball or some time-travel device. Amy was born with the ability to see the biggest, brightest, most vibrant potential in everyone and everything she encounters. Also known as The Strategy Ninja, she uses her GPS brain to help mission-driven, heart-centered coaches create customized strategies to grow their businesses and get the results that matter to them FAST, and with fun, ease and purpose. Her new international-bestselling book, The Hustle-Free Business – a 7 Step Plan to Grow, Get Results, and Have Fun!, is the purposeful entrepreneur’s secret weapon for growth.

Financial Fluency Episode #57 Smart Future Planning with Nicole Wipp

Today on Financial Fluency, I am  so excited to have the amazing Nicole Wipp with me today. Nicole is a master of juggling multiple businesses.

She owns the Family and Aging Law Center in Michigan, focusing on elder law and asset protection. She’s the host of the Smart Planning 101 podcast, the founder of Wipp Enterprises, focusing on business and personal development, and does corporate consulting on the side!

In this episode, Nicole will share with us about the importance of preparing for the future, either for care for your ailing parents, or care for you children, should you be found with a disability or should they have a disability, like autism.

Nicole shares in depth about her illness, early in 2015, where she ended up in the hospital with a rare lung disease. It required her to be hospitalized for 30 days, receive over 50 medications, 4 surgeries, and her husband, 4 year old, and multiple businesses were left to make it on their own while she figured out exactly what was going on.

Luckily her business was set up in such a way that it was able to function and go on without her for a full 90 days while she was in recovery.

Her program Innate impact created out of this experience, to help entrepreneurs be prepared for temporary disability so their businesses can be self sustaining.


  • “The goal of smart planning is to reduce the overwhelm.” – Nicole
  • “The day that I signed the special needs trust for my kids, I felt a huge weight lifted from my shoulders.” -JT
  • “Being a caregiver, whether for children with needs or parents with needs, is one of the hardest things that we can do as human beings.” – Nicole
  • “Understand that if you are a caregiver, you HAVE to take care of yourself!” – Nicole
  • “One in ten Americans has a rare disease.” – Nicole
  • “As a mother, I was like, I cannot die, this child needs me.” – Nicole
  • “Make sure, if you are a business owner, that you set up your business so it can run without you.” – Nicole
  • “When you have a really profound understanding of yourself it makes your business a lot easier.” – Nicole
  • “Innate impact is about being able to say, ‘Yes, I am great!’” – Nicole
  • “It’s about being powerful in a positive way.” – Nicole

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nicole-redNicole Wipp specializes in elder law, asset protection, and estate planning.  Her office, the Family & Aging Law Center, serves the Metro Detroit area.  Nicole also consults with attorneys nationwide. She has a booming law and consulting practice, a rich personal life, a #1 bestselling book, a podcast that produces clients, and she’s surviving a rare lung disease like a champ.  She’s started and grown 3 six-figure businesses, and one 7-figure business.

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Financial Fluency Episode #53: Creative Soul with Shari Teigman

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Today I have the lovely Shari Teigman from the Creative Soul Lab. Creative Soul Lab is a podcast that I absolutely adore, I’ve been on it before and I listen to it regularly.

We talk about how our own beliefs can be the biggest obstacle to finding the success we want, the shame that comes from having not enough money AND too much, as well as how tied up we are emotionally to our own worth and finances.

As usual I got some tips for you!

Shari’s Tips

  1. Figure out where you are and how you got stuck there
  2. Curiosity and play are non negotiable for a fulfilled life
  3. Don’t hang out with people who bring you down and don’t get you

You can listen in below


Besides human children I also have passion babies, like my podcast – Shari

Anyone who is a business owner, really has their soul tied up in their work – Shari

The podcast is a variety show of Shari ramblings and interviews – Shari

I was a typical, standard Stepford wife (Editor: No way!) – Shari

I had to redefine who I was as a financial being – Shari

A lot of the time the people a few steps ahead of us are more inspiring than the uber-successful, millionaires – Jen

Historically smart, educated, creative women have had issues with marriage – Jen

I grew up in a world where the princesses married the princes – Shari

Empowered people make better partners, parents and citizens in the world – Shari

I didn’t know what I wanted, but I knew what I didn’t want – Shari

I didn’t believe I was someone who could earn enough to cover my bills every month. I still struggle with that – Shari

If I heard my kids talking to themselves how I talk to myself – there’d be an ice-cream party and a pony – Shari

ShariShari is a Transformational Coach and Soul Explorer focusing on creative business strategy. Shari works with people to help them to re-light the soul of their life and their businesses.

By helping her clients lift the veil of groundhog day, of living how you’re supposed to, controlled by all the shoulds and have to’s and losing your soul along the way. Shari helps people walk their way at home in their lives and in their businesses.

Find the Creative Soul Lab podcast here