Let's do something fun together

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Can you relate to what some of my clients are going through right NOW?

Tempted by so many family distractions like navigating new summer routines

Worrying about making time to get things done AND being present for the delights and charms of summer

Staying on track with their marketing, so that they're in business 6 months from now

Getting off track by "life" stuff - the good stuff like special events and also the challenging stuff like flooding basements

The Result: that ONE important thing in your business (or life!) keeps getting pushed to the back burner.

Me too!

I'm am looking at a new, creative project and it's messing with me BIG TIME.

To be frank, I'm having a hard time showing up for it and it seems the finish line just keeps moving further away.

The next thing I know I'm asking myself some pretty disempowering questions like, "what's wrong with me???"

I'm just full of excuses these days.

You too?

Excuse #1: It's summer!

Excuse #2: Drew's 50th Birthday Bash to prep for!

Excuse #3: Kids summer camp schedules!

Excuse #4: I have a business to run and I must keep bringing home the bacon. No time for creative, fun projects, pfff!

The bottom line: if I finish the summer without completing phase 1 of my creative project I'm just going to be very, very depressed.

Do you have something special you're wanting to get done in your business this summer, but it just feels out of reach?

Maybe it's something very practical like...

Finishing the updates to your website so you can hit the ground running in September...

Writing the outline to your book so you can start writing it in the fall...

Decluttering your office so you feel proud to show up each day...

Turning your signature talk into a webinar you can record and start sharing online in September...

Redecorating your office...

Daring to lead a weekly Facebook live in August no matter what...

Or maybe it's something more personal that is impacting your ability to show up in your business like...

Beginning a daily mediation practice to help you stabilize and strengthen your mental game...

Starting a gentle, 15-minute per day movement practice to uplift your soul and rejuvenate your entrepreneurial spirit...

Implementing a new morning practice to help you parent, eat or just think about your life's work in a different way...

Decluttering and simplifying a part of your household that is weighing you down...

Improving sleep by creating a new evening routine...

I've been there, on both fronts.

So I'd like to invite you to join forces with me.

Let's do a Summer Project Challenge.... TOGETHER

Let's support each other to get ONE thing done AND enjoy summer.

Here's how it will work...

Theme: Let's make it a game out of it!

What: A FREE 30 day, #doonething summer project challenge with the purchase of the doTERRA AromaTouch Diffused Starter Kit via this link: http://karinrozell.com/essentials

When: We begin August 1st and wrap up August 30th.

Who: You, me, some of my coaching clients, and other women with a coaching business and a family life. (And some of my friends and family too.)

Tools: We'll use specific doTERRA essential oils to help you retrain our brain, boost your mood and elevate your "get it done" routine to be pleasurable AND effective (not optional) THIS SUMMER

Community: We'll gather in a small, private Facebook group for weekly and daily check-ins. You can check in as little as much as you want.

Structure: I'll provide a Daily Dare journaling print out that will help you show up and coach yourself into action. This is a game changer!

Pre-Game Exercises: Between now and August 1st, I'll share 3 super simple, pre-game exercises to help you feel ready to get going.

  1. PRE GAME: Setting up and displaying your new essential oils the right way

  2. PRE GAME: Deciding on either a creative project for your business or personal habit project to up-level how you feel and think

  3. PRE GAME: Setting up your project tools and schedule during the summertime

Time Requirement: You'll need about 60 minutes, 5 out of 7 days of your week.

Part of that 60 min will be mindset work (15 min) and part will be your chosen project work (45 min).

That's it!

We'll be leveraging the power of the compound effect by doing a little, on most days.

You can do this on vacation before everyone gets up, in the evenings, while traveling, or after hours instead of watching Netflix, or during your work hours (like me), etc...

This #doonething for 30 days approach so much more sustainable, pleasurable and doable.

And it works better than looking for big blocks of "perfect timing."

I recommend you choose something like a new habit that will help you feel your best or a creative work project that will pay off long-term.

The MINDSET: It's an "And Thing", not an "Either/Or Thing":

I hear my clients say "when XYZ is over, then I'll get back to my marketing."

Or "when things get less crazy, that's when I'll INSERT ESSENTIAL THING"

I invite you to handle life stuff AND still show up.

Go on vacation AND get up early to do your thing before anyone else gets up.

Enjoy a full summer social calendar AND still prepare for an amazing autumn instead of scrambling to get focused again after Labor Day.

And not in some high-speed, burning yourself out kind of way.

Think "sure and steady, less is more" kind of approach.

I want you to see for yourself how you can show up for a special, creative project in your business life and get it done no matter what, in little pockets of time.

I want you to experience for yourself that slow summers, busy seasons, full social calendars can help you FOCUS more, rather than check out and give up.

And I want you to hit the ground running come September.

Pick a business thing.

Or pick a personal thing that will have you feeling clearer, sharper and better than ever.

The best part, this program is FREE with the purchase of the AromaTouch Diffused Starter Kit of essential oils from my link here by July 31st.

The kit is about $150.

(If you already have a doTERRA account or another brand of oils you love, you're welcome to join us, with a $150 investment in yourself. Fair warning, I just won't be able to help you much with your oil protocol if you use a brand I don't know, since I only know and work with doTERRA oils. Sound fair? Just ask me about it.)

I'll be showing you each week how to use what you have to help you with your special summer project.

Sound fun?

Yas!!!!!

Go here to join me and get your AromaTouch Diffused Starter kit of oils, then email me that you placed your order and I'll get you in my FB group home base for the summer project challenge.

I'd love to be IN THIS with you this summer.

I could use it, and I bet you could too.

We women with a business, don't check out during the summers.

Let's plan to end the summer feeling alive, engaged and ready for an amazing fall.

You in?

Karin

PS - Let me know if you have questions, okay? Last day to join is July 31st.

PPS - If you're not into this but could use some up-leveling in your messaging and marketing in the #smallisthenewbig, #happylittlepractice way, apply here and let's see if I can help.

New Podcast is Up!

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The profession of coaching has given my life just about everything.

I met my husband at a coaching conference, some 17 years ago. The founder of personal coaching was teaching, live and in-person, the great Thomas J. Leonard.

I had my first experience of real community and purpose through coaching.

I have met some of my very best friends from coaching.

I have supported myself and my family, earning nearly 2 million dollars through coaching alone, over 20 years.

Together, Drew and I have been at the coaching game for 40+ years, and we like to think we have some insights to share about the profession.

We just recorded the first episode of our new podcast, Happy Little Practice, where our goal is to show you "the stuff behind the stuff" when it comes to building a sustainable, happy, and profitable coaching practice.

On this first episode, we discuss some of the fundamental mindsets required to make it in private practice.

It's informal, there are no fancy intros and outros, and it's pretty darn solid and enjoyable to listen to, if I do say so myself.

You may even hear Buddy the Cat make an appearance. (Because I'm a pro and the kittehs rule.) ;)

You can listen and subscribe here (free!):

iTunes

Podbean

Here's to creating your own #happylittlepractice,

Karin

Happy Little Practice: Where moms in coaching create a small, simple, business that makes a difference, makes great money and makes their family happy too.

PS - If you're new to podcasts, this is a great way to get started. I listen to them on my evening walks, while folding laundry, when I'm cooking or while driving. I have found them to be a wonderful source of inspiration, insight and mindset game changer. Drew listens during his daily morning workout and while working on house projects and making our home beautiful.

PPS - Story Pirates if the BEST podcast for kiddos, says my 6 and 8 year old. In case you need one for them, I got you covered.

A 17,000% increase? Meet my client Angela

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Recently, I reached out to a past client to check-in.

I had plans to introduce her to you, just based on the amazing work she did for me.

But first, I wanted to catch up a bit.

I knew things had changed for the better since she hired me last year, but I didn't quite have a full grasp on things.

See if you can relate and get a little inspired by her journey.

When I reached out to Karin, I had reached a limit in my coaching.

While I had always been successful with the different types of offers I put out into the world, I yearned to stop offering a variety of different services, go deeper with clients and earn more money.

I wanted to do the ONE THING approach Karin teaches and elevate my favorite part of my business.

And with a family life and spouse to tend to, I chose Karin because of her simple, doable and professional approach to marketing.

Working with Karin in the Great Little Talks program was a process of upgrading and simplifying my marketing.

I wasn't new in business so I hit the ground running.

I streamlined everything including my message, who I was marketing to, how I market and even how I use my time.

I created a signature presentation that I started presenting and within 3 weeks, I landed my first signature program client.

I also streamlined my everyday work routines based on simple practices Karin taught me for my mindset and marketing activities, which helped created greater peace and order in my day.

Best of all, I made these big changes without the falling prey to chasing the next "bells and whistles marketing strategy" that is so tempting to get distracted by.

My favorite results about the Great Little Talks coaching experience:

#1 Making sure that I NICHE my offer and services - I now attract motivated, qualified people who want exactly what I offer

#2 I signed my first signature client within 3 weeks of working with the Great Little Talks program

#3 I earned my first $17K+ month in less than a year after putting my talk together and staying consistent with my marketing (a 17,000% income increase!)

You read that right.

Within one year of staying focused on ONE message, ONE marketing strategy (speaking), delivering excellent service via ONE signature coaching program, I hit my first 17K month: A 17,000% increase in my income.

My life now?

Now, I have a new office which has helped me anchor my online business.

Working at home and living in the Colorado mountains isn’t always easy when you have a business. My internet connection wasn’t always reliable and my busy household life with children was a constant interruption to my work day.

With my new office, I now have a reliable, professional setting and I’ve been able to expand my business and work with clients in person. I don’t have to rely exclusively on my online marketing strategies anymore (FB ads, podcast interviews, and feature articles) to bring in new clients.

Also, because of my office, I now feel like I have the right balance of in-person and online work. Too much online work fries my brain and makes me feel lonely. Too much in-person work drains my energy.

With the GLT program, my mindset practices, and keeping my business streamlined, I now love and appreciate my dynamic, fulfilling, and deeply impactful business.

Angela Anderson, PSYCH-K® Facilitator
AngelaAnderson.life
Colorado, USA

Now, here's something else you may not know about Angela.

Angela's work is so unique and different, I had to try it for myself.

In a bold marketing move, she offered me and a long-time client a full 90 day coaching experience with her, for free.

She knew if I experienced this for myself, I would become a fan.

Smart move.

Fortune favors the bold, as they say.

Well it was kind of amazing.

In short, the best way I can describe her work is that it's part energy healing - meets brain science - meets deep transformational coaching for business owners.

Within days of started to work with her as HER client, where all I had to do was show up and receive and that's about it, I had the best summer in years.

Dream speaking gigs landed in my lap.

New opportunities arrived with unnerving ease.

Old clients came back for a refresher and more support.

New clients arrived and I put people on waiting lists.

It was almost funny!

I even took the first full summer month off ever in my business with confidence.

Kinda cool, don't you think.

If you're interested in breaking past an income level, or simply greasing the wheels of your marketing and essentially rewiring your brain to think bigger and do better, then you should talk with her.

You can read my full testimonial of my work with her here.

And you can go meet Angela here too.

Tell her I sent you, okay?

Here's to using all of our resources - from routines, marketing and even energy work - to create your version of a Happy Little Practice!

Warmly,

Karin

PS - Here's the Great Little Talks program that Angela and I worked on together. Fair warning: My coaching and this marketing strategy (speaking) is best for those who are ready to start marketing right away and have a bit of stick-to-itiveness.

If you prefer (or need) to start with a short, 10-weeks of re-focusing your message and re-structuring your business before you start marketing, then consider starting here, with the Happy Little Practice Program.

Hope this helps!

PPS - IMPORTANT: Please don't use this as an excuse to "compare and despair". Angela was not on version 1 of her business. If you're on version 1, go get that going, see that through and then evolve, grow and tweak to version 2. Instead, use this real-life result to remind yourself of what's possible when you're willing to manage your mindset (EVERY DAY) and stay focused on getting one marketing strategy, one message, and one offer to work. You got this. If you want help, get in touch.

Resist the Drift

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Do you ever feel "the drift?"

The drifting into getting flabbier and achier as the years go by; getting more and more comfortable with being comfortable; and finding yourself talking about “getting old”. 

The drifting into not marketing consistently; not making decisions that need to be made in your message; putting things off because of feelings about risk, uncertainty and doubt. 

The drifting into fearful, anxious thinking; into making worrying a thing that you identify with; and just doing what everyone else is doing because it's easier than deciding for yourself.

Resist the Drift.  

It starts in your 30s because you think you have more time. 

However, for me, "the drift" started in my late teens and early 20s. 

As a young person, the way forward in my career was anything but clear and guidance was "just figure it out on your own." 

(And that's when young folks start or intensify their partying as a way of coping. This can easily drift right into their 30s and turn into addiction.) 

Now in my late 40s, "the drift" is even sneakier and shows up in multiple places of my life: my health, my relationships and definitely my business.  

Can you relate?

If you're human, I'd say yes. 

For example, on Monday, my son advanced into a mixed age karate class that includes adults.

His prior karate class was a breezy, 35 minutes. 

Now it's one long-ass hour. 

So I sat there during the first class, on the uncomfortable benches and looked around: Grammies and grampies who are showing up and yet clearly struggling with their health. Some parents: many drop off and come back later, and those in attendance look exhausted and are on their phones, or watching. 

Me too. I'm tired. I want to just check out during that hour. Sounds great! 

Then the image of my dear childhood friend popped into my mind. 

She started running in her 40s, and she's now able to chaperone her kid's cross country team (you gotta run with the team). 

She told me how she decided that she was not going down as a parent who was there but not really “there.” 

Hmmm. 

I have to be here anyways. What will I choose? The bench with the infirm and exhausted? Or get in it? 

I decided right then only one option would help create "the future me" that's in her 70s and feeling alert, engaged and ready to create something new. 

So, I’m resisting the drift and joined the class on the next day. 

It kinda sucked and was definitely humbling. 

Being IN the Dojo (instead of on the bench) sent my brain reeling with thought errors like: "Go home! You're making a fool of yourself! You are nearly 47! Sit down with the other parents! 'm scared! Wait a minute, these kids hit hard! Gah!!!!"

And it was kinda fun too. Music was played; fun, yet challenging activities were had; the kids were a delight to observe and engage with (so fearless!); my son and I winked at each other often and giggled a knowing smile to each other;  I made new local friends I can now say hello to; and everyone was warm, kind, patient and welcoming. 

This is just what it's like to go for something new in your business

50% Gah!! 

And 50% Awesome!

Keep going. 

It's totally normal. 

Resist the drift in your business and create something so worth living for. 

For sure, it takes effort and brings you face to face with discomfort.

But it's  "discomfort with a purpose" vs the "discomfort from no purpose" (like feeling hung over after a night of over indulging.) 

Might as well choose the discomfort with an upside. 

I'm in it with you. 

Karin

[Client Stories] What some clients are up to (and what they've overcame)

I thought to share a little behind-the-scenes look at how specializing and simplifying your marketing gives you focus and crystal clear action. 

From my Happy Little Practice coaching on your business message, audience and services... 

  • Erin, a veteran coach with over 15 years of coaching leaders, was ready to reinvent her practice. In less than 90 days she pivoted and came out as a Executive Career Reinvention Coach, filled the first round of her beta program, welcome new private clients and is well on her way to adding coaches to work for her. Meet Erin here

  • Wendy, a registered dietitian, has repositioned her nutrition counseling practice into coaching families with challenging (but gifted!) children. Now, she's busy giving her signature talk in the Charlottesville, Virginia area on bringing peace in the home when you've tried everything, with her 5 branches of holistic healing (nutrition being ONE of them). Meet Wendy here

From Great Little Talks coaching...

  • Elizabeth is entering her second summer of giving Great Little Talks to pre-professional dancers as the sole source of client generation. The first summer was quiet and she was doubting whether she'd be able to hit her numbers. She did. And this summer she has about 15 talks lined up. She's surpassed what she used to make in her previous career. 

  • Christina took 6 months to work out the kinks of her Great Little Talks strategy on reaching realtors ready to differentiate themselves in their marketing. Would you have the courage, stamina and heart to not give up? Now she's booking talks all over the New England area and believes #localrocks. She says...

"Each time I give a talk, 1/3 consistently raise their hands to meet with me, and 90% sign up for my email list.  I am poised to double my income this year, and my clients are the best ever, folks willing to do the work. Thank you, Karin, for your training wheels and gumption." Meet Christina Here

Do you see patterns here?

They are all focused on ONE THING. 

THEIR one thing. 

They are doing this. 

It's not perfect. It's not easy-peasy. 

They have challenges.  

Sometimes they have even felt like quitting. (Haven't you, at times? I have!) 

But the one thing they all have in common is they keep showing up.

They just bring their challenges to our coaching calls and we work through it. 

And at some point, they're ready to fly the nest. 

Cool, huh?

I'll be sharing more in my emails and on social about what some of my clients are up to, with their permission of course. 

I think you'll find their focus and bravery encouraging and inspiring. I know I do!

Here's to your own #happylittlepractice,

Karin

P.S. Ready to refocus your message, offers and audience? If so, I may be able to help. Click here to watch my signature presentation on the Small Practice, Big Results way of life. And click here if you're ready to schedule a time to talk about if working together makes sense or not. 

Live rich without being rich (secrets to orienting your business around what's most important to you = you win)

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There are things that make me feel rich, even though I'm not bringing home a million dollars with my business. 

And there's ONE THING that makes it all happen. 

First, I'll share a little of what makes me feel "lifestyle rich."

See if you can relate to one or more of these, or if it helps you clarify what makes you feel rich in your own unique way. 

- Clear work on, off and in hours

"On" the business is marketing, admin, and things that must be done or I will not have much of a business. 

"In" the business is talking with potential clients or current clients, that's it. 

"Off" is time away from the business when I'm living my offline life and not thinking about work. 

"Batching" like activities in my schedule first sounds limiting, but it's very freeing. 

And this structure and environment makes me feel focused, clear and more free than when I was saying yes to everything, willy nilly style. 

When I honor this I feel so much better, more patient and more consistent and best of all, I don't obsess about my business during off hours. 

- Book end my days with little pockets of "me-time"

I have found that if I give myself these little pockets of me-time, I am less likely to steal personal time from my 25-hour work week. 

Why oh why did it take so long to learn this!?!

None-the-less, not only does this add pleasure and sense of plenty in my life, it's totally free and makes me feel rich in immeasurable ways. 

The start of my day is a hot cup of tea and a favorite spiritual or personal development text. 

The end of my day may be a leisurely dog walk in the grassy fields when kiddos are in the bath, or as simple as 15 min of wind down yoga with a favorite essential oil. 

Two "book ends" that feel soul nourishing and yet systematically dismantles the mombot habit of ignoring my own needs. 

I can't tell you how much this helps me feel like I have and am "enough." 

This "book ending" practice tells my nervous system I am safe, secure and sound in the moment, no matter what's happening in my business, or in the world. 

And that makes me feel rich. 

- Have all clients in start-to-finish programs, and say goodbye to hourly hustle

This ensures that my clients, provided they do the work, have the time, space and attention from me to get results. 

This ensures I have the amount of time and focus I need from them to get real results. 

And this also ensures we aren't always re-establishing the value of my work, through hourly payments. The nature of coaching has clients feeling elated to challenged and back again, so I need the type of clients who can stick with it. 

This mutual peace of mind around the pace, scope and investment of our work, to me, feels sane and sustainable. 

And what's sane and sustainable helps me relax, think deeply and show up in a way that I can maintain. 

What makes all of this possible?

The ONE THING focus. 

Here's how it plays out... 

Routines: Add ONE routine at a time into your work life to help you become consistent and peaceful in your day-to-day business. 


Message: Focus on ONE problem you can confidently solve, so you stand a chance at getting known for something instead of a jack-of-all-trades (exhausting). 


Audience: Focus on ONE specific group of people you can help the most, that wants this problem urgently solved. This helps you stop trying to be all things to all people. 


Offer: Create ONE signature offer, perhaps with a few tiers if needed, that gets you out of the hourly hustle. This allows you to serve your clients more deeply and stops the running around. 

Marketing: Get good at ONE marketing strategy, and get one thing to work, before you add another. This pulls you out of the chasing one marketing strategy after another, and instead helps you work more deeply on one. 


Keep in Touch: Elevate your communication to be on message, show that you care and that you're ready to help by staying in touch with your chosen audience. 

The message, audience and offer part can be tweaked and solved rather swiftly in your business.

The routines, marketing and keep-in-touch, require some "on-the-job" training and compound effect to take root in your business. 

That's it. 

It's doable. 

It's not easy-peasy. 

But so what, it's totally worth it.


With the right support and a bit of patience and grit, you can do it. 

Here's to feeling rich in the ways that matter to you with your #happylittlepractice,

Karin

PS - Get in touch if you're ready to tweak your message, offers and audience. Apply here and let's see if we're the right fit. 

Slow and Steady Hustle

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A quick tip on creating peace and plenty in business, the #happylittlepractice way:

This... because a slow and steady hustle allows for business development AND life’s twists and turns.

Fast and furious is fine for a short term, but long term crushes you.

Slow and steady baby! Less sexy sounding for sure, but has long term sexy results.

Kinda like a marriage.

Put in a little work most days and you’ll stay together. Make grand gestures now and again and it looks sexy but not really sustainable and is exhausting to maintain. #boutiquebusiness #smallisthenewbig

It's less about doing more, and more about focus

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A quick tip on creating peace and plenty in business, the #happylittlepractice way:

To win and thrive in coaching, especially in a world that shouts: do more, be more, have more, get more, do everything (and we wonder why we think we should be all things to all people, and end up doing a bit of everything), it’s far less about out doing and out working others, but focusing more. This can be a relief until your realize focusing more is less physical effort but requires a whole lotta courage. Mostly because we all have more experience trying to do it all, then not. That’s okay, one step at a time baby!

 #smallisthenewbig #boutiquebusiness #sanityinbusiness

Your need a mom team

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A quick tip on creating peace and plenty in business, the #happylittlepractice way”

You need a a team. Sure, that may mean a virtual assistant in business and outsourcing some tasks to key pros, but you also need offline team of moms who love their kids and love to work too. No joke. It will be a sanity maker.

And the best advice I received around #mompreneur life was to remember you don’t need to have everything in common with the moms, but just something, even your kids and the fact that they are in it with you with around work and family. (My stay at home mom friends are the Bomb diggity too!)

Why a mom team? Because this special breed of moms, who have a career they like and a family life too, help you dismantle the all or nothing mindset. It’s not all business all the time, and it’s not all kiddos all the time. There’s no right way to do it but a balance it must be. That means sometimes I say no to kid stuff and sometimes I say no to biz stuff. This in-between place, less all yin or all yang, of leading life and work is where the magic happens for YOU. Get thee a mom squad. [thanks to @ashz131 for my awesome mug! #ptomom#smallisthenewbig#boutiquebusiness #happylittlelife

A family life and part-tome hours is an asset

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A quick tip on creating peace and plenty in business, the #happylittlepractice way:

My biz got better, more focused and I finally started zigging where others were zagging after the birth of my kiddos. Because I had to. I had less time, less energy and no wiggle room to goof off. And having kids crushed my ego. Squashed. Done. It is over. ☺️

With my ego in check I could begin creating what I really wanted, instead of what I thought I wanted. That’s what a 25 hour work week does. Forces you to focus and do what’s essential, instead of what looks good, sounds good and doesn’t get results. At least if you have to bring home the bacon. 👍

People think having a family life holds you back. No, you just have zero Time for BS. BS in the type of clients you take on (#happylittlepractice was born out of my frustrations in the coaching field, and with coaches seeking fame, fortune but won’t market, and having to carve out a niche - once again!- after an explosion of marketing offers to coach), in my marketing, and more. This low tolerance for BS (in myself included! Ha!) feels downright refreshing, in a way.

Having a family life and biz is a profound clarifier, if you let it. #smallisthenewbig #goforhappy #keepitreal