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5 Responses For When People Ask To Pick Your Brain For Free

 
 

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I am back with another short and sweet solo episode. This one is going to be focused on a hot topic that is something you either have been guilty of doing yourself, or it really really irks you. We are going to be talking about the age old question "Hey, can I pick your brain?". We've all been there, either on the receiving end or perhaps sent that message yourself. Someone actually asked me how to address this kind of message in our monthly CEO calls for my membership, which made me realize that this is something I'm sure a lot of you are curious about as well.  And if you have sent that message, don't beat yourself up about it , most of the time people who ask that come from a place of really good intention. The issue is a lack of...

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How To Charge More: From $250 Projects to Landing $7500 Clients in 1 Year

 
 

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Have you heard? We’re on a mission to help 500 female entrepreneurs who work with clients make their first $10,000 month this year through our 12 month membership (we like to call it more of a mentorship), Cubicle to CEO!

Today’s guest is going in our $10K Hall of Fame as one of those 500 women, and we wanted to celebrate her on the show for reaching that milestone of her first $10K month - all with less than 500 Instagram followers! This is proof you can scale your business with a small audience!

Meet April Ray, a web designer and marketing strategist who creates websites that turn visitors into customers. This wife and mom of two little ones lives on a cattle farm in Kentucky and joined Cubicle to CEO when she was six weeks postpartum with a business that felt stagnant.

In her first 30 days with us, she...

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Everyone Needs A Mentor: How To Find One & Be One!

 
 

We’re giving away a copy of Kelsey’s book inside our free FB group this week! Just hop on over to the pinned post in the Cubicle to CEO Community and tell us your most influential mentor to be entered to win!

We’re back with part 2 of our mini series on mentorship! Today’s guest is making the case for why your favorite influencer you have on that pedestal may not actually be the best mentor to help you achieve your goals - and who you should be seeking out instead.

Kelsey Chapman is a podcaster and personal cheerleader to women creating their dream businesses and lives. Throughout her life, she was impacted by countless mentors who guided and supported her, which inspired her to write her book, What They Taught Me: Recognizing The Mentors Who Will Take You From Dream To Done. To pay it forward, she spends her days mentoring hundreds of women in her Radiant Communities.

Press play for Kelsey’s wisdom on the kinds of qualities you...

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Why This Nonprofit CEO Believes in Mentorship (and How She Got Barbie & Barack Obama’s Support Too)

 
 

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I’m so excited to kick-off two back to back episodes on our podcast on the topic of mentorship. For our first conversation, I want to introduce you to today’s special guest, Delores Morton. Delores is the CEO of Step Up, one of my favorite non-profit organizations offering mentorship programs to high school girls to reach their full potential and become the next generation of womxn leaders.

With 20 years as an accomplished nonprofit executive designing and leading creative enterprises, Delores has worked with iconic brands like Americorps, L’Oreal, Disney, and Barbie, to create lasting change through philanthropic partnerships. Not to mention, she has been honored as a Champion for Change by President Obama for her work. No big deal, right?

Whether you’re a non-profit leader or a business owner with an...

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Perfect Doesn’t Work: The Science of Attraction in Sales

 
 

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What makes someone instantly appealing? Why do we trust or gravitate toward certain public personas or brands more than others? Today’s guest is an expert on the science of attraction and she is going to blow your mind on how you can use this powerful psychology to improve your customer experience and grow your business. Vicki Kunkel is a serial education entrepreneur who has built a 200,000 subscriber training portal that she sold to an international consultancy in 2010, and her book “Instant Appeal” made Houston Business Chronicle’s list of “one of the top 10 business books to read”!

Vicki walks us through everything from the primal factors that influence our unconscious mind and how...

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Unpopular Opinion: Imposter Syndrome Is A Good Thing

 
 

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It has been a hot minute since I’ve sat down to record an episode alone that wasn’t an income report! I am so amped to be recording this quick episode for you guys on how to battle Impostor Syndrome. Everyone I know has faced impostor syndrome at one point or another, and many still confront it all the time in their business. That is why today I am here to share 3 tips that I use to face and overcome my impostor syndrome as I continue to grow my business. Press play if you want to hear these tips, as well as what your impostor syndrome says about you, and an easy way to start tackling it TODAY!

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Favorite Takeaways From This Episode

  • "Just because someone is further along in their business journey than you, doesn't mean that they don't struggle with the same things that you do."
  • Impostor syndrome should not be the measure of...
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Failure Is Not Fatal: How She Turned a Shark Tank Flop & Bankruptcy Into A Real Estate Empire

 
 

An entrepreneur’s journey is definitely a rollercoaster, and I think there are few people who understand that more than today’s guest. We are joined on the show by Shelton Wilder, a serial entrepreneur who turned a failed business into founding one of the top luxury real estate teams in the LA area, the Shelton Wilder Group.

From living an affluent life as a young entrepreneur, to rebuilding from bankruptcy, to then pitching her clothing company on Shark Tank, and now killing it in the luxury real estate space, Shelton is a true testament to what you can accomplish when you keep your focus on the road in front of you, instead of looking in the rearview mirror. Keep listening to hear Shelton talk about what it was like to pitch to the sharks, the easy ways you can  leverage video marketing to grow your business, and how to grieve letting go of something you’ve worked hard on to move onto something better.

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How to Pose Without Being a Poser: Can Curated Content Coexist With Being Your True Self on Social Media?

 
 

Not everyone can win over Simon Cowell, but today’s guest did just that to get her golden ticket to Hollywood.

Quigley, aka Casey Goode, shined as a contestant on season 8 of American Idol before getting cut during the semifinals round. Even though her dreams of making it as a musician came to a halt, Quigley’s true spotlight moment didn’t come until she discovered her love of photoshoot design & production, putting her creative genius front and center instead of letting a show define her story. Since then, she has become a digital content creator super star with her popular blog and Instagram account, @officiallyquigley, amassing 330,000 loyal followers. If her gorgeous shoots don’t wow you, then her authentic personality will definitely make you a fan! Seriously, go check out her account. Her photo game is unmatched.

These days, Quigley loves spending time with her husband and adorable baby, creating unique content, and teaching self-care and...

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How Recurring Profit Grew Her Business From $12 to $6 Million (feat. Haley Burkhead)

 
 

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always a good day on the podcast when I get to host one of my dear friends, and today you get to meet the brilliant Haley Burkhead. Haley is the creator of Recurring Profit. She uses sales psychology to help entrepreneurs scale their course or membership site to $1 million dollars with an evergreen funnel! I’ve seen the power of sales psychology first hand in growing my own membership to a six figure product, and also as a coach inside Haley’s Recurring Profit program. 

I brought her on today...

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How This Business Newbie Spent $0 of Her Own Money to Create and Launch Her First Digital Course.

 
 

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Today I have another student success story I want to celebrate with you! Claire Woodhouse is an incredible wife, mother, blogger, and now course creator! She is the founder of the Secretly Healthy Home blog, sharing delicious dessert recipes to help other women enjoy their sweet tooth without any guilt. Claire recently launched her Smart Sweet Tooth System through participating in my Paid to Create Challenge and enrolled 12 founding (aka “beta”) students in just 3 days, BEFORE she even created a single lesson! The cash injection from her beta launch allowed her to pay for her video + membership platform hosting costs so she could launch this product with zero dollars spent out of pocket for her expenses.

If you want access to the step-by-step Paid to...

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