100K Giveaway! Jacqueline Asks - Forcing It vs. It’s Just Hard, Difficult Spouses, Free Stuff in Exchange for Publicity
WE ARE CELEBRATING 100,000 DOWNLOADS OF THIS SHOW! I am so grateful to each of you for being on this journey with me. Grateful doesn't even touch it.
To celebrate this huge win, I am gifting TWO, 30 minute strategy sessions to my Lolas!
1. Leave a written review on iTunes and screenshot it before you submit or you won't be able to view it! (Or, screenshot the review you've previously left).
2. Post it in your IG stories, share an episode screenshot, talk about why you loved this episode, or mention this give-a-way, daily.
3. Tag me, @stefaniegass and #TheMompreneurMastermindShow in EACH IG story share. (This is how I will see and save your entry).
4. You may post about the show 1x a day for 10 days. For up to 10 total entries to win, beginning 1/13/20 and ending 1/22/20.
GOOD LUCK! <3
Enjoy Lola. XOXO. Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR BABE. Let's get it.
Full transcription available at the bottom of this blog post.
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FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPTION:
Oh, my gosh, this is so crazy. Lady, friends. We have officially passed 100,000 downloads together on this podcast. I mean, my heart is exploding. I am beyond belief that this has grown into something that we can learn from and we can grow together. And God has blessed this show by bringing me each and every one of you. And I'm just sitting here in immense gratitude. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for being part of this sisterhood with me, for being one of my Lola's. I love you so much. So to celebrate with yep. Yep. Y'all know me. I love to celebrate the wins. We are going to be doing an amazing giveaway for the next 10 days and here's the deal. I am gifting two 30 minute coaching strategy calls completely free. One of those has your name on it. Yeah, here's what you gotta do.
You can enter every day for 10 days, starting on January 13th, going through January 20th and all you gotta do is step one, leave a review for the show over on iTunes. It's bit.ly/themompreneurmastermindshow. Or go to iTunes. Click the little podcast app in your iPhone search for Stefanie Gass or The Mompreneur Mastermind Show. Scroll down, click, write a review, leave a review. That is step one. Now, step two, you have to take a screenshot and share it in your IG stories. That is how you will be entered to win. So take a screenshot posted in your stories. You have to tag me @Stefaniegass and #themompreneurmastermindshow. Once I see that pop up in my stories, I add you into the giveaway, cause I'm able to save that post and know that you entered easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
Now, for those of you that are like, but step I've already left a review. No worries. Take a screenshot of it and post it in your stories. And that's going to count as your entry now for the remaining nine days that you can enter to win. All you gotta do is go into your IgE stories and talk about the show. You can post a screenshot, you can go live and talk about what you learned on that episode. You can share a screenshot of the latest episode. You can do any of the above to promote the mompreneur mastermind show in your stories. Once a day for 10 days, this is going from January 13th through January 20th. So you've got 10 days to do this. Once a day. Every story must have asked Stephanie gas tag and hashtag the mom for her mastermind ship. Some two women are going to win. Why not? You? Okay? Don't worry if you're like, but I already missed half the giveaway. Should I still, of course you should still enter because you never know.
God works in amazing mysterious ways. And he's like, I've got my eyes on you cause you need this session and you just never know. So get on over to the hygiene, write the review, posts it up in the stories, get entered and let's get some giveaway fun go in. That was weird. Okay girl, I'll meet you inside this 10 by 10. Get ready. These are gold bosses today. I have Jacqueline with me who simplifies the lives of CEOs and visionaries by providing virtual executive support. She works to preserve their energy, protect their creative time and assist in executing the vision. I love that you guys want to connect with her after this Q&A head over to the IG. She's at the Jacqueline Howard. Thanks so much, Stephanie. You're so glad to be here.
I appreciate it. Okay. So my first question is how do you determine when you're working hard and trying to force something to happen that maybe shouldn't happen or when it's just hard because the journey is hard and you're experiencing normal resistance. What are some signs to look out for? This question is so good, but it's also really hard. And I pulled this up before we met and I was like, Oh, dang, like, okay. So here's what I think, I think in your soul, you know, what feels really good for you and what feels in alignment. And you know, when you're working in that space, you're passionate, you're excited, you're lit up. And then resistance comes through from external situations, from society, from you feeling like the clients aren't coming or nobody's liking it on IG, or nobody's watching the story, nobody's answering the question, the resistance isn't inside of you, it's external of you.
So for example, when I was doing network marketing and at the very end of that run, I kept forcing it and it felt long inside. And the resistance was, I believe spiritual resistance for me. Holy spirit resistance, the whisper of no stop, let it go versus today. What I'm doing and I'm, you know, giving my all, and it feels so incredible. And then I'll get on IgG or go to the latest stat or something and be like, Oh, and I'm deflated, but it's external because I know without a shadow of a doubt that God is behind my mission today. So you've got my answer to this. Is, is it possible for you to get really quiet with yourself and inventory the work you're doing and ask yourself and pray over it and journal and say, is the resistance inside or is it outside? Does that help at all?
It does. It gives me something to think about and something just a starting place. So I appreciate that. You're welcome. And the other piece real quick on that one would be sometimes you need to get away from you. So a quick talk with someone you trust a mentor, a coach, a business sister, that's in the same sphere and be like, these are the things I'm facing. Does this seem like just part of the journey, like the Rocky pieces, because I feel like this is right for me. And maybe just getting someone else's perspective will help you get a fresh set of eyes on where you sit. Yup, absolutely. Okay. So my next question is how do you honor your spouse when they're not wired for the entrepreneurial rollercoaster and how do you help them understand the various mindsets that you have to have or just business in general?
And that growth takes time or the cost of masterminds and courses, just how do you approach it respectfully and kindly, but still pushing yourself to the next level you guys. So I'm so here, because I'm with you, my husband is not an entrepreneur. He's got like corporate corporate corporate mindset and he's like, you could just go back to work and like step into six figures. And so the journey to now it's difficult. And especially it's difficult when you have a spouse that sees success in financial gain. And I think 90% of people are sitting in that spot because life is uncomfortable when you're not financially stable. And it's tough because the entrepreneurial journey is at the beginning 80% hustle and very little profitability. So how do we honor our spouse? I think it really stems from a couple of things. Number one is really open and honest communication that is poised towards their personality style.
So it really helped me to, to understand my husband's Enneagram number. He's a nine. So I'm like, okay, he's the helper. There's a different way that I need to communicate with a nine than a five. So if you guys are like, you need to understand your spouse's style of communication before you go spout off. Cause I'm a three, so I'm like, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. We're going to do it. And yeah, and I'm going to be a millionaire. And he's like staring at me, who is this freak? Like you're making no money, right? So I have to come at him in a way that he can understand me. So coming at them in a communication style, that's poised towards their personality. The second one is timing of the communication. It's hard for me to bite my tongue and wait until the time is right to have hard conversations, but it makes the biggest difference in the world.
When I wait until we're already having a great time, there's a natural transition into whatever I want to say. Like, Oh my gosh, Hey babe. So there is this course. I don't know if it would be a great idea for me or not because it's a thousand dollars, but it's going to teach me how to do organic sales funnels. This was like a real conversation I had with him. And I'm like, listen, I need to do this, but it can be my mother's day gift and my birthday gift. And what do you think? And I kind of like put it on his plate so that he could feel like, Oh, that would be a great investment. Like I said about them instead of about you and never having anger behind it. And other things like let it sit with them. So communication timing. Also the third one, especially for husbands guys was make it, make them think it's their idea.
And a lot of times I had to plant seeds like three to six seeds before I ever got a yes from him. But if you want something and you know, what will help you when you've prayed over it and you really fiercely believe that it's the right investment for you. It's the right course for you. It's the right path for you. Even if you're making no money today, just keep kindly asking, keep planting the seed, keep working hard. And then the last tip here is if it's purely money driven, is there something else you can do part time on the side to make some money while you build your passion project? Right? Because sometimes we have to make sure there's water under the bridge before we jump off. And it helps everyone involved. And I know it's not comfortable and I know it's not what we want to hear.
We all want to leave yesterday and start our dream job. But maybe there's something you can do just to pull in some extra cash while you build the thing. If he's a hard no. So that one, yes. Thank you. And so my last question is in the spirit of networking, giving value and getting your name out there, what are your thoughts on providing your, one of your services for free in exchange for exposure and what are some questions we can consider before saying yes or no? Give me an example. So maybe someone that has a membership group, like the large membership group and they don't have good system and a good system in place for dripping the emails when people sign up or they just don't know how the tech stuff works really well. And they say, well, you set up my systems for me.
And you know, in my email signature, I'll let everybody know that you set up the system or I'll give you a shout out on my Instagram or something like that. Sure. Okay. So I think especially when you're getting started, it's always wonderful. If you can guest up, which is what I call it. Like if you can do something for someone with a bigger following than you, but get something in return from it. I don't think that can ever hurt you. If you have the time and bandwidth and you enjoy it. Why not? You know, why not? Now that being said, there is also a line of, and also some questions to ask yourself, number one, will this exchange help me grow my business, grow my profits or bring me joy. So those are no, absolutely not. There's been times where someone will approach me and they're bigger than me.
Like, Hey, come on my podcast and we'll, you know, promote yours. I'm like, Nope. Like I don't actually enjoy working with you or your style doesn't feel right. It doesn't feel like, or your audience isn't aligned with mine. That's another one question you can ask yourself is, is their audience, my audience, this one I see the most is that people say yes, because someone's bigger than them. Oh, they've got 10,000 followers or they've got this great membership community of 20,000 people. Yeah. But if that's not the person that's going to hire you work with you, buy from you, follow you next. So those are questions first. And then the other thing that you want to really be sure of is that you're getting benefit too. So if you're doing something like, you know, if you're doing the VA work for someone that's kind of a behind the scenes thing, so you want to be sure, how am I going to benefit be specific with them, open communication even potentially in writing or contracted out.
Like if I'm going to do your email signature for you, can I also go into the group and teach your members how to create an email signature inside of their course and pitch my services. Okay. Yeah. So thinking good idea, especially for those of you doing something like a behind the scenes VA work podcast, producing photographers that are editing. I mean, any of that, you still have potential to pitch and grow and it's always worth asking. My favorite thing is like, sure, I'll do that for you. But I also want to pitch a course, my coaching services, give your group a discount on it.
I hope you loved that quick 10 by 10, and that you took away some value to help you in your own life and business. And I want you to know that I am bringing on more women for hashtag STEM steps, where you will get 10 minutes to ask me anything, just like this, send me an Instagram DM with the top two or three questions you would ask me. And I will let you know if we have any more openings again, get entered to win the 10 by 1,000 cake giveaway sister friend. You can enter by leaving a review for the show and or not, or, and you must leave a review for the show, but screenshotting the episode, screenshot in your review, talking about your favorite episode in your Instagram stories. At least once a day for the next 10 days, ranging from January 13th through January 20th. Be sure to #themompreneurmastermindshow and tag me @Stefaniegass. That's how I track who has entered. And we will do that giveaway super duper soon, sending you off with love and light. I will see you again tomorrow. XO, XO, Stef
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