Episode 15: Get Love: Does Your Business Need a Therapist? With Nicole Lewis Keeber

Episode 15: Get Love: Does Your Business Need a Therapist? With Nicole Lewis Keeber

This interview shares the concept of a Business Therapist to help you understand why you’re starting a business, how to ask for help and how to be kind to yourself as you build your business, life and career.

Nicole Lewis Keeber spent 18 years as a therapist and now she works 1:1 with business owners to create the healthiest relationship possible with their business.

Find her on Facebook, Instagram and her website. If you want to read some of her articles, you can follow her on Medium and Thrive Global

Want to continue the conversation? Connect with me on Facebook,Twitter or Instagram and join my FREE Facebook group, The Get Set, for real-talk on all things digital marketing, brand building and life balance to help you design a life you love. 
Want to learn more about coaching with Vix? Check out her website and packages.
Looking for support in your digital marketing, content and strategy efforts? The Team at CreatiVix Media supports companies, brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes and at all stages. Learn more about our done for you social media management and Facebook ads management packages. 
Don’t Let the Titanic Sink Your Business: 3 Ways to Combat Compartmentalization in Building Your Personality

Don’t Let the Titanic Sink Your Business: 3 Ways to Combat Compartmentalization in Building Your Personality

The Titanic Syndrome is something I’ve created to explain what we do when we go “all in” on our personas and forget about the Ice Cream Sundae approach to all areas of building our business, brand and career.

Content Personas are an important part of building out a smart digital strategy — and it is also a smart way to build out your business and career.

Careerpreneurs, especially creative careerpreneurs, often struggle with negotiating their salaries, compensation packages and job responsibilities. In 2016, I wrote an article for Levo League on 5 Fierce Ways to Increase Your Salary. In that blog, we talked about building out a mastermind, talking to people in different stages of their career and more, but what we didn’t discuss is the ability to create different compartments of your personality to separate the happy, fun creative self from the no-nonsense business self.

That’s partially how Vix came to be. You see, I love being the fun, creative person but, as you build a business, you need to also be the billing department.

As a solopreneur, I found it easier to compartmentalize the different parts of who I was in order to fulfill the roles I needed to build out as I built my business.

These days I’ve got a full team to support billing and client tasks but before I did? I built out separate emails for the individuals who I would eventually hire. I had an assistant and a billing coordinator account that I managed.

This concept works… for a while. And then? Then you start to compartmentalize so much that you end up blocking off your story, your purpose and your passion in a way that actually takes away choice in your life, business and career.

Here are 3 ways to combat this to have compassion for yourself and to accomplish all of your goals.  

Define Your Boundaries

Understanding your unique boundaries is key to creating a business and life you love. Boundaries in business range from hours of operation to the way in which you communicate with your client. Defining your boundaries allows you to share your personality without compromising YOUR unique and valid goals.

Understand Why You Titanic

Getting to the root of your compartmentalization techniques — as in what past story you’re still telling yourself around why you HAVE to keep the walls up — is another part of unlocking the true keys to your success. This takes a LOT of self-work, tears and all of the journaling (and sometimes, the help of a mental health professional plus an amazing support group of fierce friends) but it is SO worth it.

Determine If SOME Compartments Are Key to Your Success

There are some things that even this digital expert likes to keep private. And that’s ok. You don’t have to share every aspect of your story with every person you connect with. One tactic that really worked for me? Testing the waters — seeing how far I felt comfortable floating in a sea of uncertainty when it came to what I shared online, with clients and in my business and personal relationships.

Life is a journey — and I firmly believe most of that journey is on a river — don’t sink your ship before you hit the sea, that’s when the journey truly gets interesting.

Want to continue the conversation? Connect with me on Facebook,Twitter or Instagram and join my FREE Facebook group, The Get Set, for real-talk on all things digital marketing, brand building and life balance to help you design a life you love. 
Want to learn more about coaching with Vix? Check out her website and packages.
Looking for support in your digital marketing, content and strategy efforts? The Team at CreatiVix Media supports companies, brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes and at all stages. Learn more about our done for you social media management and Facebook ads management packages. 
Episode 14: Get Inspired: Putting Humanity in Your Marketing with Kate Boyd

Episode 14: Get Inspired: Putting Humanity in Your Marketing with Kate Boyd

Kate Boyd, of Cobblestone Creative Co., is an entrepreneur who helps you add a human touch to your launch strategy and marketing funnels. Listen in to learn about how this fierce boss stays connected to her goals and allows her intuition to guide her mission forward. Connect with Kate on her website, Instagram and Facebook.

Want to continue the conversation? Connect with me on Facebook,Twitter or Instagram and join my FREE Facebook group, The Get Set, for real-talk on all things digital marketing, brand building and life balance to help you design a life you love. 
Want to learn more about coaching with Vix? Check out her website and packages.
Looking for support in your digital marketing, content and strategy efforts? The Team at CreatiVix Media supports companies, brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes and at all stages. Learn more about our done for you social media management and Facebook ads management packages. 
Episode 13: Get Connected: Kickass Masterminds with Sara Christensen

Episode 13: Get Connected: Kickass Masterminds with Sara Christensen

Sara Christensen has been an entrepreneur for 25 years and she’s owned 5 very different business. She gets into what makes her businesses tick, how she can create the masterminds you need to succeed and what YOU should look out for when you’re trying to find a new community as you build your business.

This conversation was so fun!

“Entrepreneurial Masterminds are people who have your back” — Sara Christensen.

To learn more about Kickass Masterminds, follow Sara on Instagram, Facebook and check out her website.

To download her freebie checklist, click here.

Want to continue the conversation? Connect with me on Facebook,Twitter or Instagram and join my FREE Facebook group, The Get Set, for real-talk on all things digital marketing, brand building and life balance to help you design a life you love. 
Want to learn more about coaching with Vix? Check out her website and packages.
Looking for support in your digital marketing, content and strategy efforts? The Team at CreatiVix Media supports companies, brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes and at all stages. Learn more about our done for you social media management and Facebook ads management packages. 

 

Episode 12: Get Hired: Staying in Touch with Your Network with Brittany James

Episode 12: Get Hired: Staying in Touch with Your Network with Brittany James

This episode is an interview with Brittany James, a college friend of mine who used her network to get hired and stay inspired.

Using the skills you have to get the job you want (as outlined in this blog post) is the best way to stay employed.

We talk about embracing the unknown, the job hunt and what it’s like to balance things as a woman in the space.

If you want to connect with Brittany, you can connect to her on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Want to continue the conversation? Connect with me on Facebook,Twitter or Instagram and join my FREE Facebook group, The Get Set, for real-talk on all things digital marketing, brand building and life balance to help you design a life you love. 
Want to learn more about coaching with Vix? Check out her website and packages.
Looking for support in your digital marketing, content and strategy efforts? The Team at CreatiVix Media supports companies, brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes and at all stages. Learn more about our done for you social media management and Facebook ads management packages. 
Episode 11: Get Hired with Your Skills, NOT a Job Title with Sara Wiles

Episode 11: Get Hired with Your Skills, NOT a Job Title with Sara Wiles

This episode is an interview with Sara Wiles of Sara Wiles Co. Sara is an OBM and a Momma who rocks her skills to build a business that allowed her to stay home with her child and get the life she loved.

“Be a Kind Boss.” — Sara Wiles

Sara Wiles is the powerhouse Momma trying to help other mommas rock their business so they can keep rocking the cradle in real time.

Providing support for high-powered entrepreneurs and emerging online entrepreneurs, Sara is giving individuals more flexibility and learning to bring that flexibility into her own life too. If you want to connect with Sara, check out her website. She’s also a partner with The CVM Group’s digital agency, CreatiVix Media, and we so appreciate her help and support!

Want to continue the conversation? Connect with me on Facebook,Twitter or Instagram and join my FREE Facebook group, The Get Set, for real-talk on all things digital marketing, brand building and life balance to help you design a life you love. 
Want to learn more about coaching with Vix? Check out her website and packages.
Looking for support in your digital marketing, content and strategy efforts? The Team at CreatiVix Media supports companies, brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes and at all stages. Learn more about our done for you social media management and Facebook ads management packages. 

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