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 you. Yep. Yep. Woo 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 shipped. 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.
od works in amazing mysterious ways. And he's like, I've got my eyes on you because you need this session and you just never know. So get on over to the hygiene, write the review, post it up in the stories, get entered and let's get some give away fun. Go in. That was weird. Okay, girl, I'll meet you inside this 10 by 10. Get ready. These are gold in this quick 10 by 10. I've got my friend and former client Ali, who is the owner of berth bliss beyond a doula collective in Omaha and online course creator of the empowered mama's birthday. She's a wife of almost six years and she has two spunky girls. Plus she's a registered nurse. So she basically does it all. You guys can find her after this quick Q and a at birth bliss beyond on IgG and at birth bliss beyond collective on Facebook.
Y'all say that three times fast, like, you know what's up and you can join her empowered mama's tribe on Facebook, which is facebook.com/groups/empoweredmamastribe. What about Valley? Hey, so I'm so excited to be asking you these questions. My first one is how do you balance time that you spend on social media, between work and just personal time you're spending. So do you have any like work life boundaries? What do those look like? I'm so glad you asked this question because Instagram can literally control our lives. It is the ultimate time. Suck life, suck of all, but it's also where we run our businesses. So that line can get really super blurry. Here's what I do. You guys know that I'm super intentional about running my life. I want to be proactive. I don't want to be reactive. And that includes social. So what I typically do is I first time block out my day.
You guys have heard me talk about time, blocking have an entire episode on it, on the show. Go listen to that. But basically I've got all of my hours plugged into my day when I have an open slot in that time space. That's when I'm allowed, allowed to go into Instagram. And what I decide before now, guys, 80 20 role, I'm a human, you're a human. Okay. There are some times I'll just find myself in there or I get a random inspiration. I'm like, Ooh, I'm going to pop on real quick. But if I'm going in there to like scroll, to write people back to DM, to comment that needs to be plugged into my calendar because that's work. Okay. So you're plugging it into your calendar. So for example, I know between two 45 and three o'clock. I have 15 minutes of open time before I go get my son from the bus.
I actually have Instagram correspondence plugged into my planner. And that's what I'm gonna go in, DM people back, email people back and all of that. If I find myself with five minutes of open time, I can just get in there, post up an instance, Graham story. So to answer your question, I'm intentional. Like I'm going in there for business. I don't really go in Instagram for personal because my brand is my business. I don't scroll very much. If I do get in there, there's maybe five people that I go click on intentionally because they inspire me because they're a client of mine. And I want to see if they're doing their homework. Everything I do inside that app is intentional, including deleting it on the weekends. Does that help? Yes, definitely. It helps so much. Okay. I have a second question. So what are the top three things in that, in your business that you feel actually moves the needle forward and you can see is income producing.
So, and is that the same for everybody? Should everybody be doing these things? Okay. So the top three things, things in my business, number one is I create content that solves and this content it is free, which is so weird. It's like nine shifts. It's like, but how do you make money? Just putting free content into the world. And I'm talking about my podcast, you guys, because I serve and solve all of you. Lola's you guys see transformation in your businesses. You see the needle move forward for you, and now you trust me. And now you come to me and go, what else do you have for me stuff? And then what's crazy. Allie is that, that free stuff that makes me money because people want to work with me. They want to take my courses. So the number one thing I do is I create free content.
That solves number two. The second thing that I do is I'm stupid, consistent, and dedicated. I show up twice a week on my podcast when I don't feel like it when I'm not sure what I'm going to talk about when I'm like, well, I don't know if anybody will care about this topic. And I showed up even when nobody was listening. So consistency and dedication once the new and shiny has worn off, because I promise you, it will your mission work. Isn't always, isn't always fun and shiny and you don't always feel like it. And even when nobody's there, I'm going to encourage you guys to dig in your heels. And don't, you dare give up on the call that you've been given because it's your responsibility to do it until it makes sense until it clicks or until you are realigned. So consistency and dedication.
And then the third thing that I do that moves the needle forward is I stopped doing everything as in Instagram, TV and stories and Facebook groups. And also I have a hundred courses, right. Then I also have a podcast, Oh, I have YouTube. By the way, I stopped the madness because I'm not in that space in my life. I'm not Rachel Hollis. Okay? Like I don't have a team of 60 people. I'm me with a VA and like a couple of contractors. And so stop doing everything because people that are sitting in a different seat than where you sit today are doing it and telling you, you have to, I encourage you guys to look at your business and say, where do I sit? Who's the mentor. That's just two steps ahead of me that their life looks like the life that I want. What are they telling me is realistic and really check what you're letting into your heart because now the, what moves the needle forward is I started saying no, I started only showing up to places, my podcast and Instagram.
That's it. If you find something somewhere else, that's mine. It's just repurposed. It's just shared. I'm not, I'm not creating all of this content anymore. And I'm only talking to one human. So niche down, that's the third one. It's niched down where you're sharing and Mitch down, who you are talking to. That is so good and so helpful. Okay. Last question. I literally just hired a VA this week and it's amazing how much lighter I feel. And my brain has been opened up to so much more creativity and so much more like business. I'm just able to do so much more. So I'm excited about that, but I was curious, what are some things that you delegate to your VA and for those of you who haven't hired one yet, what, when did you know you needed one? Y'all this is a hard one, because I think we are at this weird spot in our brain of should I spend money that I don't really have to do things that I can do.
And that's where I sat for so long. And I'm sure you did too Allie. And then I thought I can't hire somebody because then it takes all this time for me to show them and they probably can't do it. Like I would do it. And so then I'm just going to have to redo it. So I kept validating why I shouldn't outsource stuff for way too long. And I think the moment that I finally decided I did this exercise and I said, okay, how much would it really cost me to open up five more hours a week? Because I wanted to really focus on taking on more clients. There was stuff I wanted to do that like creatively was tugging on my heart, but I didn't have the time. So I did this exercise and I sat down like what? It really cost me to find five more hours, one hour a day.
And I'm like, well, if I got a cheap VA or somebody, even somebody off Fiverr, that's where my brain was like, let me get resourceful right now. Let's say I paid them 15 bucks an hour. What would that look like? How much would it cost me? So I put that number down. And then I said, how much would it cost me to keep doing this myself at my hourly rate today, which is $350 an hour. And you guys may like, maybe you're like stuff that's crazy. I only make $20 an hour. Cool. Do that. Math. If you tired somebody for 10 bucks an hour, and then you're sitting there charging 20 bucks an hour, you have to outsource it. You have to create that open time for yourself because you can sit there doing all the things that are in your zone of okayness. Like, I can answer my own email.
Sure. I can pitch podcast spots. Sure. You know, Allie can do her own graphic design or whatever, but if you can outsource that and now you're freed up to do the stuff that's in your genius. Like for me, podcast recording, PR talking to clients, doing these like Q and A's with you guys, I'm creating stellar content. I do my own copy and I'm obsessed with that. And I don't ever want to out. So I won't say ever, I don't want to outsource that right now. So if I can outsource the stuff that doesn't light me up, it's almost my responsibility to do that because now I can sit in a space where I, I am genius at it and I'm impacting more change in the world and growing my brand faster, I'm making more profit, et cetera. So for you, you guys ask yourself, what can you delegate?
That's not in your zone of genius. That would cost you less than doing it yourself. And when do you hire yesterday? You hire yesterday. Like if you're at all profitable in your business, look at getting someone on board, a couple of hours a week, look at five or sort by the reviews, ask around. There's so many people like in these Facebook groups that are looking to get an intern for free to help you. There's unlimited resources. You just have to get gangster at what am I willing to pay? What do I need someone to do? How can this be a learning opportunity for someone and start creating solutions to outsource? And on that note, this is not alley's question, but on this note, if you can also outsource stuff, that's outside of your business, like maybe you're not ready for a VA, but can you outsource house cleaning? Can you outsource, I don't know, pick up and drop off. Can you do carpools? Like how else can you create more time in space? That would be my answer to number three, Allie. That is so amazing and so helpful. Thank you so much. Set. This is so fun.
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 K 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 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 stuff.
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