Podcast

  • Navigating Financial Procrastination with Keila Hill-Trawick

    Navigating Financial Procrastination with Keila Hill-Trawick [Procrastination Series]

    If you’ve ever put off looking at or dealing with your business numbers because of overwhelm, insecurity, or confusion—this episode is for you.   

    In this episode, I’m joined by Keila Hill-Trawick, who runs Little Fish Accounting, a CPA firm for small businesses. Keila helps small businesses thrive through her transparent, easy-to-understand approach to accounting.

    In this episode, Keila and I chat about financial procrastination, which happens even with successful business owners. 

    Listen in as we discuss:

    • How anxiety can show up as being hyper-productive in your business
    • Why rest can feel so intolerable if you’re a high-achiever
    • How the pressure to convey an even-keeled persona creates emotional perfectionism
    • How to simplify your life to free up more time and energy to focus on your wellbeing
    • How procrastination around finances shows up in your business
    • How to self-evaluate your finances by looking at the data, separating it from your own opinion, and then making a calm strategic plan for moving forward
    • What the most confident and strategic clients of Little Fish Accounting are doing differently
    • Top beliefs about money and finances that every business owner should have

    Little Fish provides compliance and advisory services to professional service providers with tiny teams—including me! They advise freelancers, solopreneurs and small businesses in reaching their financial goals to build and grow the businesses of their dreams.

    GUEST CONTACT — 

    Keila Hill-Trawick, Owner of Little Fish Accounting

    Podcast: Fish Food

    Little Fish Accounting Instagram: @littlefishcccounting

    Little Fish Accounting Newsletter

    MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE —

    EP. 20 The Oprah Million Dollar Challenge

    You can listen to this episode using the audio player above, or find it on your preferred podcasting app by searching for the Half-Finished to Done Podcast. 

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  • How to Take Action

    How to Take Action on Your Projects in Your Business + How to Build Habits

    Do you ever feel like you can’t get yourself to act, even though you say you want to?

    If you want to finish extraordinary projects in your business, you need to know how to take action on demand.

    This skill set is at the root of every single thing that you want to create and do in your life and business. 

    In this episode, I’m explaining how to use the Model—a tool created by The Life Coach School— as a way to understand how you operate and why. 

    Once you have this clarity, you can start to sustainably take action on your most important projects, whenever you want to. 

    This is part of the work we do in my 8-week program, Half-Finished to Done, LIVE. If you want to master the skill of taking action on demand, click here to learn more and join.

    You can listen to this episode using the audio player above, or find it on your preferred podcasting app by searching for the Half-Finished to Done Podcast. 

    Ready to finish your projects in your business?

    Click here to learn more about Half-Finished to Done, LIVE, the 8-week group coaching program for business owners who want to become self-assured, repeat project finishers. 

    Half-Finished to Done: The Course

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  • How to Plan a Break from Your Business with Kat Arapis

    One of the biggest perks of running your own business is the ability to take tons of time off—for vacations and trips, for a mini-sabbatical, to handle a personal issue, or for a parental leave.

    And yet—so few business owners take full advantage of this benefit, because we’re never taught how to effectively take long chunks of time away from our businesses without them suffering.

    In this episode, I’m joined by business coach Kat Arapis to talk about how to set up your business to take time off, while still getting your work done in a way that you love and hitting your goals. 

    Kat has first-hand experience with this, from planning her own recent maternity leave, so I knew she’d be the perfect person to chat with on the podcast.

    Listen in as we discuss:

    • Why your goals don’t have to suffer because you take a sabbatical from your business 
    • How to cut out the external noise, so that you can plan a break that works for you
    • Powerful questions to ask yourself when planning your business breaks    
    • How to actually put your plan into action, then step away from your business
    • Selecting the best projects to prioritize while on your break
    • How to use automations during your business break

    Kat Arapis is a Master Business Coach, who teaches entrepreneurs to simplify + master creating never-ending clients so they can scale $100k at a time in less than 20 hours/per week. Without the hustle, pressure, or busy work.

    GUEST CONTACT — 

    Kat Arapis, Master Business Coach

    Instagram

    Facebook Page: Entrepreneurs Salon

    Website

    Podcast: Simplify to Scale

    $0 Never-Ending Clients Course

    MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE —

    EP. 08 The Anti-Procrastination Challenge 

    You can listen to this episode using the audio player above, or find it on your preferred podcasting app by searching for the Half-Finished to Done Podcast. 

    Interested in joining Half-Finished to Done, LIVE, the 8-week program for business owners who want to become self-assured, repeat project finishers?  

    Click here to learn more and book your free 45-minute, 1:1 consult with me, to talk about the program.

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  • Half-Finished to Done Client Story: Jenny Blake

    Jenny the Nutritionist on building her business in Half-Finished to Done, LIVE

    If you’re a successful business owner who feels like you’re getting things done but you know things in your business could be a bit more organized, controlled and less complicated, then this episode is for you.

    Our guest today is another two-time client of my Half-Finished to Done, LIVE program, Jenny Blake.

    In this episode, Jenny shares how participating in the Monday One Hour 5-Day Challenge and being part of Half-Finished to Done, LIVE has streamlined her day-to-day experience in her business. Through our work together, she has shifted from feeling messy and disorganized to a more present, grounded business owner.

    Listen in as we discuss: 

    • How the Monday Hour One 5-Day Challenge changed Jenny from feeling messy to feeling more reliable and organized in her day-to-day life.
    • How Jenny was using external things to try and solve her internal emotions
    • The power of learning about the “Do, dump, delegate, delay” principle
    • Implementing the concept of “just being” to create more open, unscheduled free time for yourself

    Jenny is the CEO of Jenny the Nutritionist, is a Licensed Nutritionist who helps professional ladies who lift weights change their body composition by being well-fed and properly fueled. She’s helped hundreds of ladies build their shape, understand the Nutrition Strategy, and create a Nutrition Routine to serve them long-term in her program, Create Your Shape.

    GUEST CONTACT — 

    Jenny Blake, Nutrition Coach

    Instagram: @jennythenutritionist

    Podcast: Create Your Shape with Jenny the Nutritionist

    Website  

    You can listen to this episode using the audio player above, or find it on your preferred podcasting app by searching for the Half-Finished to Done Podcast. 

    Interested in joining Half-Finished to Done, LIVE, the 8-week program for business owners who want to become self-assured, repeat project finishers?  

    Click here to learn more and book your free 45-minute, 1:1 consult with me, to talk about the program.

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  • Productivity Baggage

    What to do if productivity methods and systems haven't worked for you

    If you’ve tried something in the past to solve your business challenges and you feel like it didn’t work, this episode is for you.

    Clients who join my program, Half-Finished to Done, LIVE, are often hesitant to enroll because they’ve tried other programs, podcasts, books, and productivity methods to solve their challenges with time management, procrastination, and focus, to no avail. 

    I call this productivity baggage. It’s very normal but it’s solvable. 

    It can be super frustrating to feel like you went all in on something in the past, and it didn’t work. These experiences can hold you back from wanting to say yes to another potential solution in the future.

    First, stop beating yourself up about having failed at something in the past. Instead, give yourself a moment to appreciate your past efforts, even though they didn’t pan out the way you wanted them to.

    Then, experiment with these two ideas:

    1. Everything that you try is not meant to stick long term
    2. When you try something and you don’t want to use it, that doesn’t mean that it didn’t work. It means that by process of elimination, you figured out that wasn’t your thing—and that’s a good thing!

    Lastly, let’s talk about what to do next. Listen in as I share the #1 thing that you can do in order to have more peace around your past decisions.

    When you find the next thing that you want to say yes to, you’ll be able to do it from a much healthier, more relaxed place, knowing that you’re making the right decision.

    RESOURCES MENTIONED:

    Half-Finished to Done, LIVE 45-minute consult

    Podcast episode: More self-awareness, focus, + creativity with morning pages

    You can listen to this episode using the audio player above, or find it on your preferred podcasting app by searching for the Half-Finished to Done Podcast. 

    Ready to finish your projects in your business?

    Click here to learn more about Half-Finished to Done, LIVE, the 8-week group coaching program for business owners who want to become self-assured, repeat project finishers. 

    Half-Finished to Done: The Course

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  • How to Audit Your Calendar

    How to audit your calendar for more calm and peace

    If you have a jam-packed calendar and you’re not getting the results that you want in your business, it tells us that your time is misaligned. 

    You likely have too many things on your schedule that are taking up your mental, emotional, and physical energy, without giving you what you actually want in return—like more finished projects that create more revenue, more positive emotions, more impact, more social capital, and more time for you. 

    Let’s start realigning your time today by running a calendar audit.

    In this episode, I’m teaching you how, using 4 frameworks. 

    If you already use your calendar actively in order to track what’s going on with the schedule in your business or if you are looking to start actively calendaring, this episode is going to be particularly helpful for you. 

    QUESTIONS ASKED IN THE EPISODE —

    • On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best), what is your current relationship to your calendar?
    • What would a 10 out of 10 relationship to your calendar look like for you? 
    • If you were already a 10 out of 10, what would your predominant thoughts about your calendar be?
    • If you freed up 12+ hours per month using the 4 frameworks, what would you create space for? 

    You can listen to this episode using the audio player above, or find it on your preferred podcasting app by searching for the Half-Finished to Done Podcast. 

    Ready to finish your projects in your business?

    Click here to learn more about Half-Finished to Done, LIVE, the 8-week group coaching program for business owners who want to become self-assured, repeat project finishers. 

    Half-Finished to Done: The Course

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  • The Oprah Million Dollar Challenge

    Ready to shift the way that you set up your project sprints?

    In this episode, I’m sharing a fun, energizing way to make your project plans more simple, effective, and doable.

    It’s called the Oprah Million Dollar Challenge, and it’s a hands-on exercise that I do with my clients in my program, Half-Finished to Done, LIVE. 

    The challenge is a set of 5 questions that are designed to help you take high-value action on your most important project…without overcomplicating things.

    This is an interactive episode so get out a pen and paper or an empty Google Doc, and get ready to answer each question. Let’s go!

    Here are the Oprah Million Dollar Challenge questions:

    1. If you had to finish your project in just one week, how would you do it?
    2. If you had to 10x the original result that you wanted, how would you do it? 
    3. If you had to enjoy working on your project at least 75% of the time, how would you do it?
    4. Who is someone—real or fictitious—who you have no doubt could finish this project? What would they be thinking about themselves and the project that would make finishing inevitable? What would they be doing differently than you normally do?
    5. What would it require for you to get this project done in just one day?
    6. What would you spend absolutely no time, energy, and focus on, if you had a million dollars riding on this project? What would you stop doing that you’re currently doing?

    Cheers to bringing the fun and energy back into project finishing!

    You can listen to this episode using the audio player above, or find it on your preferred podcasting app by searching for the Half-Finished to Done Podcast. 

    MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE — 

    Sarah Arnold-Hall

    The Alter Ego Effect™ by Todd Herman

    Ready to finish your projects in your business?

    Click here to learn more about Half-Finished to Done, LIVE, the 8-week group coaching program for business owners who want to become self-assured, repeat project finishers. 

    Half-Finished to Done: The Course

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  • Half-Finished to Done Client Story: Shelly Najjar

    Shelly Najjar of Confident Nutrition on perfectionism, procrastination (Half-Finished to Done Podcast)

    Our guest today is a two-time client of my Half-Finished to Done, LIVE program, Shelly Najjar. 

    In this episode, she shares how going through the 5-day Bare Minimum Challenge and then joining Half-Finished to Done, LIVE has taken her from an experience of perfectionism, chaos, and overwhelm in her business to more flexibility, freedom, and fun.

    Finishing her projects in the program in a way that she likes generated project ROI for her in the form of money,  time, impact, social capital, and emotional stability.

    Listen in as we discuss:

    • Shelly’s experience with taking the Bare Minimum Challenge and how she earned the title of the Bare Minimum Queen
    • How she has been able to reduce chaos in her life using the principles of Half-Finished to Done, LIVE
    • The ripple effects of Half-Finished to Done, LIVED: deep emotional stability, more confidence, and reduced chaos
    • Managing perfectionism 
    • The powerful reframe that helped her decide it’s okay to dabble in all of her  different interests without making it a problem
    • How gamifying the process of finishing your projects keeps things fun and engaging
    • The benefit of working on one project at a time    

    As a Nutrition Mindset Coach, Shelly helps busy women care for themselves while reaching their goals. Her specialty addresses why and how we eat, blending mindset and practical tips to make it easier to develop a healthy, stress-free relationship with food at any body size.

    GUEST CONTACT — 

    Shelly Najjar, Nutrition Mindset Coach

    Website

    Instagram: @confidentnutritiontravels 

    Facebook page: Confident Nutrition with Shelly Najjar

    Facebook group: Intuitive Eating for Busy Women

    RESOURCES MENTIONED

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    You can listen to this episode using the audio player above, or find it on your preferred podcasting app by searching for the Half-Finished to Done Podcast. 

    Interested in joining Half-Finished to Done, LIVE, the 8-week program for business owners who want to become self-assured, repeat project finishers?  

    Click here to learn more and book your free 45-minute, 1:1 consult with me, to talk about the program.

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  • Sprinting and Resting Strategy Session with Samantha Hoilett

    Sprinting and Resting Strategy Session with Samantha Hoilett on the Half-Finished to Done Podcast

    I recently shared on Instagram that I run my business on what I call a “sprint and rest” model— meaning I go heads-down in my business for a focused period, then take a ton of time off. 

    This model works well for me because it allows me to work with my natural energy ebbs and flows, vs trying to be “consistent” every day and feeling bad that I’m not.

    So in case you needed to hear this: You don’t need to be consistent in a traditional sense in order to be successful in business. (From the mouth of a Procrastination Coach.) 

    After I posted about sprinting and resting on Instagram, Samantha Hoilett reached out to me to talk about her own decision to shift her business into a sprint and rest model. 

    Listen in as we discuss:

    • Samantha’s business and personal reasons for wanting to move into a sprint and rest work style
    • Embedding healthy, time-bound urgency into your courses or programs
    • The value of having one core offer for your business
    • An example of a typical marketing cycle when sprinting and resting 
    • The value of going for the same goal multiple times, until it becomes easy 
    • What to take into consideration before establishing an alumnae membership
    • Non-traditional advice on whether or not you should discount services for repeat clients
    • How to handle negative opinions from others when you make changes in your business

    Samantha Hoilett is a Launch Copywriter and Messaging Strategist for personal brands and small businesses. She takes a customer-oriented approach that focuses on building relationships, highlighting brand values, and helping her clients become leaders in their space so they can sell their offer in a clear magnetic way that attracts ideal clients.

    GUEST CONTACT — 

    Samantha Hoilett, Launch Copywriter + Messaging Strategist

    Instagram: @samanthahoilett.writes

    Website

    Email Series: Magnetic Messaging Mondays: When you sign up, you get a surprise “Messaging Mini Guide” that helps your brainstorm messaging ideas for your offer.

    MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE —

    Simone Seol

    Sarah Arnold-Hall

    Stacey Boehman 

    You can listen to this episode using the audio player above, or find it on your preferred podcasting app by searching for the Half-Finished to Done Podcast. 

    Interested in joining Half-Finished to Done, LIVE, the 8-week program for business owners who want to become self-assured, repeat project finishers?  

    Click here to learn more and book your free 45-minute, 1:1 consult with me, to talk about the program.

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  • Combating Tech Procrastination with Shannon Mattern [Procrastination Series]

    Shannon Mattern: WordPress Training for DIYers and web designers

    If you struggle to get started on tasks and projects in your business that involve technology, this episode is for you.

    Tech procrastination is putting off anything tech-related in your business, and I knew that my colleague Shannon Mattern of the Web Designer Academy would be the perfect person to dig into this topic here on the podcast.

    Join us as we talk about the thought processes and emotions that cause tech procrastination—like analysis paralysis, overwhelm, frustration, and inadequacy—and how to work through them.

    Shannon Mattern is the founder of the Web Designer Academy where she mentors web designers to create profitable, sustainable, and scalable web design businesses. She’s also the host of the Profitable Web Designer Podcast, the go-to resource for marketing, mindset, money, management, and mentorship for web designers who want to create businesses that provide freedom, flexibility, and financial independence.

    Listen in as we discuss:

    • Recognizing and addressing the mental and emotional obstacles on your business journey
    • How Shannon had to overcome perfectionism and imposter syndrome in order to hit  her business and personal goals
    • Her experience with coaching and the value she received
    • Making the shift from undercharging and over-delivering to avoid burnout
    • Tech procrastination: What it is, and why it might be happening in your business
    • Mindset reframes to work through tech procrastination
    • The importance and impact of language in your communication with clients

    GUEST CONTACT — 

    Shannon Mattern, founder of the Web Designer Academy

    Web Designer Academy website

    ShannonMattern.com

    Podcast

    Facebook Page

    Instagram

    MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE:

    The Life Coach School Podcast with Brooke Castillo

    No BS Weight Loss with Corinne Crabtree

    P.S. Interested in joining Half-Finished to Done, LIVE? Click here to learn more and book your free 45-minute, 1:1 consult with me, to talk about the program.

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