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A business podcast for lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and other experts who are sick and tired of being the Chief Everything Officer, juggling every decision and never having free time for their family…but still want to make more money!

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Most Recent Episodes

Ep. 147 – Four Steps to Take Back Your Life

Ep. 147 – Four Steps to Take Back Your Life

(This podcast was inspired by an article from E-myth) One of my deepest held core values is ‘life before business’.  As I’ve moved to the farm, my life has changed and so has my business to be in alignment with my desired life. In this episode, I share 4 actions you...

Ep. 144 – Path to Predictable Profits: Where Do I Focus First?

Ep. 144 – Path to Predictable Profits: Where Do I Focus First?

Welcome to this new podcast series – The Path to Predictable Profits & Sustainable Success!!! Today’s episode #144 No matter your stage of business growth, I know that one of the questions that you ask yourself time and time again is ... where do I focus first? ...

Ep. 143 – What business Personality are you? with guest Kris Ward

Ep. 143 – What business Personality are you? with guest Kris Ward

There’s nothing I love more than talking to a fellow Canadian about business.  In this episode, I welcome back Kris Ward, from Win the Hour, Win the Day. Kris and I talk about: Her business personality quiz (Take it here at freegiftfromkris.com)  How identifying your...

Ep. 137 – Research-Proven Elements of a Sustainably Scalable Business

Ep. 137 – Research-Proven Elements of a Sustainably Scalable Business

Are you ready to become the true CEO of your business?  The visionary leader? You’re ready for more freedom but You find your calendar is always full  You can’t seem to find time to build the systems and structures that would streamline your business You’ve been...

Ep. 136 – 7 Costly Scaling Mistakes to Avoid

Ep. 136 – 7 Costly Scaling Mistakes to Avoid

​Are you ready to become the true CEO of your business? You’re ready for more freedom but: You find your calendar is always full You can’t seem to find time to build the systems & structures that would streamline your business You’ve been struggling to set...

Ep. 135 – The M-Myth: Why Doing More Isn’t the Answer

Ep. 135 – The M-Myth: Why Doing More Isn’t the Answer

Are you tired of being the CEO of your business? You’ve seen some success but… You find yourself hustling to keep clients and cash flow coming in. You feel like you’re stuck on a revenue plateau and don’t know how to get past it. You’re already feeling maxed out and...

Ep. 134 – The Growth Trap: A Normal Part of the Entrepreneurial Journey

Ep. 134 – The Growth Trap: A Normal Part of the Entrepreneurial Journey

Do you feel like you’re stuck in your business? Perhaps you’ve hit a revenue ceiling and can’t seem to get past it? Perhaps you feel like you are no longer doing meaningful work? Perhaps you lost the joy in your business? Well, my friend – then welcome to the GET OUT...

Ep. 133 – Stop Wearing All The Hats

Ep. 133 – Stop Wearing All The Hats

Do you feel like you're juggling everything in your business?  Wearing all the hats – the marketing, the HR, the bookkeeping, the sales, the operations etc. Do you feel like you spend time secretly being jealous of your peers who seem to have cracked the code and...

Ep. 132 – Burnt Out to Balanced

Ep. 132 – Burnt Out to Balanced

75% of small business owners reported that they suffer from burnout!  Some were hospitalized; some suffering from depression; others struggling with divorce.  In this last episode of Women of Means, I chat with a former client of mine as she shares her recovery from...

Ep. 131 – You Can Have It All, But Only If You Do This!

Ep. 131 – You Can Have It All, But Only If You Do This!

My special guest today is a divorced single mother of two children; her soulmate died; she has been a caregiver of family members and suffered her own burnout while growing a multiple 6-figure business. Karen Allen is a love and empowerment coach whom I’ve known for...

Ep. 130 – The Phone Call That Changed Everything

Ep. 130 – The Phone Call That Changed Everything

In this podcast episode, you’ll hear a new voice as the host --- my friend Carl Richards, founder & CEO of Podcast Solutions Made Simple acts as the host to interview the guest – me!! Carl & I discuss: My take on why women business owners have more challenges...

Ep. 129 – How to Have Success Without Losing Your Sanity

Ep. 129 – How to Have Success Without Losing Your Sanity

As we celebrate International Women’s Month, I want to celebrate women entrepreneurs who have achieved success on their terms! In this episode, mother, wife, real estate investor, and full-time member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Victoria Cluney shares how she has...

Ep. 128 – How to Build a Trusted Brand in 2024

Ep. 128 – How to Build a Trusted Brand in 2024

This is the last episode of the LOVE YOUR BRAND SERIES which was inspired by conversations I overheard at a recent conference! Building a trusted brand is about building a reputation that your prospects know, like and trust!  In truth, you could forget about your...

Ep. 127 – Secret to Building a Bestselling Brand You Love

Ep. 127 – Secret to Building a Bestselling Brand You Love

This is the 3rd in the series, Love Your brand.  ACTION PLAN: Fill out this mad libs formula….. My brand is the ONLY _____________ (business growth strategist).That helps _______________ (overworked business leaders stop being Chief Everything Officer and step into...

Ep. 126 – A Great Brand Can Help You Go From Unknown To Known!

Ep. 126 – A Great Brand Can Help You Go From Unknown To Known!

Too many personal brands fail because they get absorbed into the digital noise in the market.  Bestselling author Scott McCain explains that mindshare precedes market share.  In other words, your brand must occupy space in someone’s mind before they ever consider...

Ep. 125 – What the Heck is a ‘Brand’?

Ep. 125 – What the Heck is a ‘Brand’?

Upon returning from a recent conference where I heard the word ‘branding’ bantered around, I thought it was time that I addressed this here on the Work Less PROFIT More podcast! In this episode I’ll share: Branding isn’t what most people think it is Another word for...

Ep. 124 – Easy Time-Saving Tips For Busy Entrepreneurs

Ep. 124 – Easy Time-Saving Tips For Busy Entrepreneurs

It’s hard to imagine sometimes how we can find more time.  We can’t…. and we can’t manage time. Join me as I share 11 of my favourite time-saving tips and one mindset shift that will help you save time in your business so you can spend more time with your family!...

Ep. 123 – How To Stay Super Busy This Coming Year

Ep. 123 – How To Stay Super Busy This Coming Year

I’m a big fan of the unbusy or no-hustle culture for small business owners but the other day I heard someone talk about ways to stay super busy – and as you can imagine staying super busy on the wrong kinds of activities. Here are 46 that I came up with – ENJOY!!! As...

Ep. 120 – The Simple Annual Planning Checklist For Successful CEOs

Ep. 120 – The Simple Annual Planning Checklist For Successful CEOs

Too many business owners don’t create an annual plan – they wing it and hope for the best! However successful business leaders know that planning actually saves time. Over the last 10 years, I’ve boiled this process down into a checklist so you can facilitate your own...

Ep. 119 – A Very Special Christmas Guest

Ep. 119 – A Very Special Christmas Guest

There is only one very special guest that I would consider having at this time of year…. You guessed it ….. Santa Santa and I discuss what Christmas means to us and how he got started almost 40 years ago in this business (yup, it’s a business). ABOUT SANTA MIKE "Santa...

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