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Welcome to AMP Radio The Beauty Beat with your Host Francesca Alexander.  When you put action behind your dreams it tells the Universe you are ready!  Discussion focus is on entrepreneurial activism, the psychology of the female consumer, mindset shifts on financial archetypes, and soulful discussions with happening inspirational women in business.  This is the Beauty Beat.

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S03 Ep23 Reject Refresh

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in #HustleandGlow, Business & Lifestyle Coaching, Entrepreneurial Activism, Featured, Podcast, Social Global Grind Blog | 0 comments

S03 Ep23 Reject Refresh

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Season 3 Episode 23 Reject Refresh

This episode I go there and tell you what is not working in my career and life. I needed to get real and recognize what I know for sure what was not working. I created a clarity PDF that helped me prioritize what was important and what I needed to leave behind. Click below to get your copy.

 

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S02 Ep22 2016 Hustle 2017 Glow

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in #HustleandGlow, Entrepreneurial Activism, Featured, Podcast | 0 comments

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In this podcast, we talk about what it takes to have a stress free 2017.  Listen to the podcast and here is the access for our 10-Day Challenge.

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All The Things Ep. 21

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in #HustleandGlow, Business & Lifestyle Coaching, Entrepreneurial Activism, Featured, Podcast, Social Global Grind Blog | 0 comments

All The Things Ep. 21

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From voicing my political views to keeping your business running, where is the balance in creating entrepreneurship in this new economy?  

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In this episode, we talk about mindset after the election and how we can still empower our own action steps in what we want to create in this world. 

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Find Ep.20

Posted by on Nov 12, 2016 in Entrepreneurial Activism, Featured, Lifestyle, Podcast, Social Global Grind Blog | 0 comments

Find Ep.20

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We had an extraordinary week and I personally have been recovering from laryngitis.  As I was recovering I got to thinking, how lucky am I to have
my virtual assistant to help me pick up the slack and reschedule some
items that I can’t do without a voice. It wasn’t always this easy…

In this podcast, we discover what it takes to Find your ideal virtual assistant.  Tips on how to do it, what services I use and how affordable it really is.

When I started my business in 2010 I didn’t see a value in hiring an assistant but rather thought this is when I’m making 10K per month and
then I can add “staff”.  It turns out it’s not that complicated and you can
hire someone as little as $4 USD per hour.

 

One of the many things that entrepreneurs have to face is taking our multi-tasking skills to the extreme.  What can we do to ease our rigorous daily operations?  It starts with finding a virtual assistant.

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One of the ways you can get started is writing a list of all the things you have to do in a week.  Then list all the things you would like to do in a week.  Your final and third column to this is to write a list of 3 top and significant task that you could really use help in this very instant.  That is the job description of your first VA that you need to hire.  I use upwork.com to find my VA’s and it’s super simple to place an add and even recruitment support if you need some.

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When you find your virtual assistant and hire them the work begins.  I always recommend using Google doc’s to outline each and every task as you train your virtual assistant.  We will have more on this in an upcoming episode.

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My Hiatus

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Entrepreneurial Activism, Featured, Lifestyle, Podcast, Social Global Grind Blog | 0 comments

My Hiatus

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It’s true I have been on a hiatus from my podcast series called The Beauty Beat with Francesca Alexander.  There are so many reasons for this but mainly it’s because I fell in love for the first time in a way I never really have.  In my childhood or adult life I have never connected with a community in my neighborhood ever.  Auckland, New Zealand is my new love and amongst the city noise of constant construction, crazy drivers on the left side of the road, and the busyness of the city streets is where I easily fall asleep then wake up and thrive in my business.  Who knew?!

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One of the major transitions for me is deciding to start a meetup group. The women who attend are not only like-minded but I have had the chance to lead this group in all things that affect female entrepreneurs has turned into a movement.  This has not only been empowering for me it has defined what my life’s work needs to focus on.  I used to say I created this group to promote digital literacy and self-confidence with women but that cause is expanding.  It has expanded on programs and services that I will be telling you about soon.  The biggest takeaway is that I desire a live community and an online community and that means relaunching my facebook group.  
 
I’m sure you can relate to this when you work alone you would love to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs over coffee.  My research on  what blocks female entrepreneurs from going forward is a hot topic and one that I love hearing about.  
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Once we get the why we over think, hesitate or take that leap of faith in a launch we can defuse those blocks and ease into our rightful place as thriving business owners.  
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This podcast will share with you what I have been up to and I would like to hear the same about you.   What have you been up to?  Hit reply or better yet join me on the facebook group where we will be kicking off our 10-Day challenge in planning your 2017.

See you on the hustle,

 

Ep. – 10 Reboot Your Support System

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Featured, Podcast | 0 comments

Ep. – 10 Reboot Your Support System

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This is a hot topic!  Have you ever found yourself trying to explain what you do to friends and family?  Do you feel like you are running on empty trying to get the support you need?  Has there been an awkward time when you get introduced and you’re not sure how to describe what you actually do?  Then this podcast is dedicated to you.

 

In this episode we get our mindset to shift from a unsure “I just started my own business.” to a confident entrepreneur that is “in development.”  Check out my pro tips on Reboot Your Support System.

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Ep. 18 – Diane Foreman

Posted by on Jul 3, 2016 in #HustleandGlow, Business & Lifestyle Coaching, Entrepreneurial Activism, Featured, Lifestyle, Podcast, Social Global Grind Blog | 0 comments

Ep. 18 – Diane Foreman

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Author of, In the arena, New Zealand businesswoman, single mother, owner of a successful multimillion export company, 2009 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, and 2014 Forbes Most Powerful Women in Asia, Diane Foreman, shares her entrepreneurial journey and gives insightful answers to new and thriving entrepreneurs on some of the questions they have.

 

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She began her business career at the young age of 10, selling chicken eggs to her neighbors. At 13, she went on to babysitting and at the age of 20, she juggled with 3 jobs and supporting her 2 children. She married a millionaire businessman, Bill Foreman, and that was the start of her innovative journey into her business empire.

On how to get to the leap of faith in doing business?

She said writing a business is the key. It’s like a GPS – guiding your every step, following the steps very carefully, and then, having a heap of courage. Believing in yourself, valuing yourself as important – that you can do it.

On fear of making mistakes?

Your attitude towards mistakes is what matters, according to her. You must picture yourself with the worst thing that will happen if you do it, then ask yourself if you can live with it. If yes, then go; risk and do it.

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Throughout her life as a seller of eggs, baby sitter, and as waitress etc. she thought that for all those years she was selling time instead of building a business. When she got married, it became an opportunity for her with her husband-mentor to learn more about the business environment. She became an apprentice and later got to sit with the board of directors.

On perseverance throughout the learning process?

She said she believed in herself and she has her husband who believed in her also. She was not being chastised whenever she committed mistakes. Instead, those are learning opportunities for her. She learnt that those mistakes are just part of the process and the worst mistake is doing nothing.

On maintaining confidence?

Once advice from her is look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself these questions: Did I do my best? Could I have done it differently? What are my learnings? The key is replaying everything and learning from them. Play the tape once for learning, once for the horror, and then push delete. The key is deleting and not dwelling on the mistakes in the past.

On business coexisting with pleasure?

The key is learning to live in the now. For her, business is like farming – season per season. There’s a season for planning,
season for accounting,
a season for everything. And so, in between these seasons, these are the times to enjoy – do what you like to do.

 

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On the industry that excites her?

Health. It’s the industry that can change someone’s outcome. It’s working with people to help other people. And when you get to help other people, it feels really good.

On her say to the idea that women are paid less?

Women should be entrepreneurs, according to her. In entrepreneurship, you write your own checks, you seek your own roles, and there’s no glass ceiling when building a building. These are some of the perks of being an entrepreneur. Her advice is to take the learning and think of the product you really want and sell it. At the end of your career, as a professional and as a person who’s selling time, you have nothing to sell anymore in contrast to being a businessman/entrepreneur. It’s time to write your own script, be your own goalkeeper, and make your own roles.

Ep18 - Diane Foreman In the Arena- socialglobalgrind.comOn taking the next big leap of faith?

She said women tend not to take the next big leap of faith mainly due to lack of confidence. And so, to change the mindset is to move away 1-2 weeks. Work on your business and not in it. Get in touch with yourself. Think on what really matters to you and what you really want. You might find out that the reason why the business in not growing is because it’s not good for you, or it might not be challenging anymore, or it’s not what you thought it was. Then, make decisions. Get a mentor. Working with a mentor has a really huge impact on your business.

On her advice to fellow entrepreneurs?

First is drink more water as a well hydrated brain is the brain that works. See for yourself what impacts that can do for your business. You can create great ideas and can make better decisions when your brain has sufficient fuel. And the important thing is feel the passion. Next is take time away from the idea; discuss it with your mentor and talk to yourself. If ever the idea fails, don’t take it against yourself. Don’t think that you fail – only the idea.

 

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If you’re interested to learn more of her, her book In the Arena is available at Amazon. Or, you can listen directly from her by clicking the above podcast.

 

Ep. 17 – Jackie Dumaine

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Business & Lifestyle Coaching, Entrepreneurial Activism, Featured, Lifestyle, Podcast, Social Global Grind Blog | 0 comments

Ep. 17 – Jackie Dumaine

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A well known life coach-speaker and yoga teacher, Jackie Dumaine, is the creator of the Yoga Code – a step-by-step process of how to apply the 10 Universal Principles of ancient yoga wisdom to our modern world, and create extraordinary shifts in all areas of your life: money, career, health, family, and relationships. To know more about the 10 Universal Principles, visit her website at www.jackiedumaine.com.

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Seduction is a Spiritual Practice

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Lifestyle, Podcast | 0 comments

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In this podcast we talk about the power of seduction and how it’s a spiritual practice. Kitty Cavalier teaches that seduction is the opposite of scarcity. This is a mature topic so have your ear phones close by.

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Ep. 15 – Where Do I Start?

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

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“Where do I start?”  is a common
question when reconfiguring
your career and destiny.
For women, entrepreneurship
is not only a business, it is a lifestyle.
In this podcast we go through
the first steps of imagining what that
life could be like.  The trick is how
we can fuse our dreams into tangible feelings.
 
Once you write it down and envision
the next steps you’ve completed the task
on where you should start.  Do what
is in front of you and the next steps
will appear.
 
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