Thriving Empire

Stephanie Holland

Be a brilliant remote worker, thrive in the new #remotworkreality, and enjoy more freedom & flexibility in your career.

In Season 4 we talk about what it takes to be a brilliant remote worker. We talk to founders and leaders building remote teams; and we talk to brilliant remote workers who share tips about how they stay motivated, happy, fit, and healthy, and how they use this to be the best at what they do whilst building a successful career.

Launch Your Ideas To Create The Life You REALLY Want 🏝
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Identifying and nurturing our most important business assets gives us the best chance of success. So when my clients first show up at my doorstep focusing on their website design, business cards and social media I say: “Hold your horses!”🐴. Your website design, communications, marketing, and especially your product & services are NOT your most […]

Nov 2018

15 min 43 sec

You feel excited, and ready for the next steps, but when you sit down to ‘work’ you can feel overwhelmed by so much to do. And that’s when you feel challenged by TIME. So you struggle with execution, consistency and organisation.😫 In this episode of The Thriving Empire Podcast we talk about how to become […]

Nov 2018

15 min

Bursting with ideas and yet still not organized and able to consistently execute against your plans? Then this episode about “extreme focus” is for YOU! Even when you have a clear idea (or several!) and you feel excited and READY to take the next steps, you still might not feel very organized, or be able […]

Dec 2018

15 min 19 sec

🤷‍♀️ Are you always busy but never seem to get anything done, produced, created or made as quickly as you’d like?!  Then this episode about “premium productivity” is for YOU! Productivity is not the same as busyness or busy work. Productivity is defined by your output. 💯 In this episode we talk about how to […]

Dec 2018

12 min 10 sec

If you want to build a freedom life that enables you to fulfill your dreams without scheduling your life away & losing your ‘authentic flow‘, then this episode is for YOU! 👉 So what would you say if I told you that to have more freedom all you need do is simply schedule it in your […]

Dec 2018

14 min

If you feel that your time is limited and often feel overwhelmed or exhausted, then this episode about effortless efficiency is for YOU! One of my heroes, Bruce Lee 🙅🏼‍♂️, believed efficiency, directness and simplicity to be the pillars of what he called the ‘economy of motion’. He was passionate about removing inessentials so he […]

Dec 2018

16 min 20 sec

If you feel trapped in the start up rut and all your plans, goals and deadlines seem to turn to *poop* 💩, then this episode about being radically organised is for you!  And it’s not a framework I made up out of thin air, it’s something I developed for myself, and then packaged into an […]

Jan 2019

16 min 20 sec

If you feel ready to create a thriving lifestyle 🏄‍♀️ regardless of the ups and downs of your business, then this episode about the 4 ways to thrive is for you! Being able to thrive on all levels regardless of what’s going on around you will help you stay in the game until you get […]

Jan 2019

16 min 37 sec

👌🏽 If you’re ready to break free from the Mon-Fri 9-5 and create your own unique entrepreneurial rhythm 💃🏻, then this episode about getting into your own groove is for you!  Thinking about your natural rhythms when it comes to your creativity, productivity and lifestyle can help you immediately fast track your productivity, efficiency and […]

Jan 2019

15 min 37 sec

👩🏼‍💻 If you’re ready to show up for anything in your business with more elegance, grace and poise then this episode about your Super Power is for you!  When you have a tool 🔧 that enables you to control how you react and respond, then you can handle any life or business shit storm with […]

Jan 2019

17 min 38 sec

If you want to feel more creative, productive, happy, focused, efficient and effective in your business then this episode about how to turn on your idea machine is for you! In this episode we talk about the one activity you already do — that if done BETTER — can help you: Remember and learn more efficiently. […]

Feb 2019

22 min 48 sec

Ready to unlock the value of all the books and business training you’ve invested in? Ready to feel more receptive to ideas, solve problems more creatively, invent and innovate naturally, and handle any challenge your business throws at you? Then this episode is for you! In this episode I invite you to ask yourself how well […]

Feb 2019

13 min 25 sec

Ready to delete confusion around how to create a new product or service, or how to launch or promote them? Then this episode is for you! When we delete confusion & procrastination from our mental headspace by focusing on the process, — the exact steps required to create a certain output — we free up our […]

Feb 2019

18 min 49 sec

Ready to liberate your mind from the fear of failure so you can keep making, creating, selling and marketing your awesome ideas? Let’s do it! In this section of Season 1 we begin to explore how to cultivate a failure-proof mindset so we can focus on taking the correct actions towards the results we really […]

Feb 2019

18 min 21 sec

If you ever look at some people’s social media feeds, hear of their 6-figures launches or their overnight success and think: “Holy Cr*p that’s so far from my current reality, I could never do that!”, then this episode is for you! Comparison-itis can stop you dead in your tracks if you don’t shift perspective. It’s […]

Feb 2019

15 min 48 sec

Ever feel crushed by the criticism of friends, family, clients or customers, or even the world at large? Criticism can fuel a sense of failure and stop us dead in our tracks, quitting on ourselves ahead of time. So in todays episode I want to offer you this: Criticism is one of your most important […]

Feb 2019

20 min 23 sec

Hidden within failure is a secret invitation to embrace a MASSIVE paradigm shift. If you accept, you will generate the results you want at some point in the future. If you decline, failure and all the pre-conceived ideas about what it means about you might crush you. You’ve heard dozens of cliches like ‘fail your […]

Mar 2019

21 min 28 sec

If you’re in the midst of the ‘hustle’, overwhelmed by work and underwhelmed by life, this episode is for you! There’s such a focus on the hustle of it all, but if hustle is all you do you miss the NOW, and the NOW is your life. The hustle is counter-intuitive to the longevity you […]

Mar 2019

18 min 52 sec

If you’re making & launching & selling but no one is subscribing, joining or buying, and this whole ‘business thing’ is feeling like a slow burn, this episode is for you. It might take days, weeks or months to get your first customer or sale. And you might think no one is watching, listening, learning […]

Apr 2019

20 min 46 sec

If you have a multi-million income goal for your business, then you might just be squeezing ‘freedom’ out of your life and work. Our income, profit and revenue goals impact our business model, planning and strategy, — and how we show up for our work — so if they are not TRUE goals linked to […]

Apr 2019

18 min 9 sec

Do you have a crystal clear vision of your life that excites the cr*p out of you? If not, this episode will help you craft an unstoppable force behind your life & work. Life design is a potent strategic tool for business growth, because to enables you to carefully craft a business model, strategy & […]

Apr 2019

13 min 43 sec

Have you ever asked yourself if you’re willing to stay in the game until you get the results you’re looking for? Regardless of how many times you fail along the way? Literally willing to do whatever it takes to achieve your goals? The ONE thing that differentiates those who accomplish their goals from those who […]

Apr 2019

11 min 50 sec

You’ve probably read Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, or The Science Of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles, or a similar mindset guide to generating wealth, but have you really put it into practice? If not, this episode is for you! We dive deep into why it’s so important to consciously cultivate your thoughts […]

Apr 2019

19 min

Starting a business — or just working very hard in your career — can take its toll on our most important relationships, especially our romantic one. If your relationship is feeling the strain of your business schedule, or if you would like to be in a relationship and worry about the impact it will have […]

May 2019

21 min 59 sec

A community that inspires, empowers and supports you is fundamental to your startup trajectory. In this episode we talk about how to consciously curate a community that so you have another strategy for building momentum around your ideas. Building on the last episode where we talked about your romantic relationship, we will talk about: Your […]

May 2019

21 min 52 sec

If Marilyn Monroe had a business training program, it would have been the gold standard. Why? Because her approach to her career was a living blueprint for staying in the game until you get the results you’re looking for, the very epicenter of entrepreneurial mindset.   I used to think as I looked out on […]

May 2019

15 min 42 sec

Curious how to start a podcast? If you’re thinking of launching a podcast but don’t know how to start, or are a few episodes in and feel you could be creating, producing, publishing or promoting it more effectively, this is the episode for you! 27 episodes later, I’ve fallen in love with podcasting and want […]

May 2019

22 min 30 sec

Learn How To Leverage Business As a TOOL To Live & Work On Your Own Terms. Written by Stephanie Holland, Strategist at StephanieHolland.Co Back in 2014 I burned out within 3 months of starting my own business. The metaphorical 4-hr work week dream, never ending clients and influencer status in my field vanished from my […]

Jun 2019

1 min 21 sec

🤷‍♀️ Isn’t it funny that the freedom we leave the 9-5 to create in the first place is the first thing we sacrifice when we begin scrambling to build a business around our passions or expertise?  Very normal. But totally unnecessary.  In this episode I share the ONE question that slices through overwhelm like a […]

Jun 2019

13 min 36 sec

If every week is a hustle and you feel cut off from the life you think you should be living, this episode is for you. You thought starting a business would create more freedom, variety — or even simplicity — but the opposite is true. You were told to make a vision board and manifest […]

Jun 2019

22 min 39 sec

If you ever berate yourself for not being smarter, faster, more skilled, qualified or tech savvy, or working 24-7, avoiding bathroom breaks until you finish one last thing, skipping meals, eating junk food, or any other form of self abuse — yes, self ABUSE! —  👩‍🏫🥊 … Well, if any of that sounds like YOU, […]

Jun 2019

14 min 42 sec

You have complete control over how you spend your time. ⏰ If it feels like you don’t, and your schedule has control over YOU, this episode is for you. When your current schedule has you teetering on the edge of sanity wishing there were more hours in the day and wondering how another year has […]

Jul 2019

10 min 7 sec

Suffer from brain fog, low energy or ebbing motivation during your office hours? 🤯 What if you charged your business brain like you charged your phone: regularly, perhaps overnight ready for the next day, and ensuring you had your charger with you all the time in case you run flat?  Would that make a difference […]

Jul 2019

11 min 50 sec

Feel stuck, uncertain and worried about your business ‘future’? If YES, this episode is for YOU! When our brains are hijacked by regret & sadness about the past, and fear, worry & uncertainty about the future we are prisoners of our mental stories and have little energy & attention left to focus on the amazing […]

Jul 2019

17 min 54 sec

Do you know what success and prosperity looks like for you? And if you achieved that, what would the media say about you? How much profit would you be making? What would you actually be doing every minute of every day? If you don’t have answers to these types of questions, then it’s easy to […]

Jul 2019

18 min 35 sec

Content creation used to be a thorn in my side. While my online heroines seemed to churn out high-quality, high-converting content with Bruce Lee  efficiency, I felt like it was in itself a full-time job that I didn’t have time for. As a solopreneur dedicated to creating more freedom in my life, I put it […]

Jul 2019

23 min 40 sec

If you’re working like a crazy person and often feel overwhelmed and tired and *bitchy* you’re in danger of burning out very shortly. You and your amazingly strong, resilient body cannot continue like this forever. If you realised you were your most important business-building asset, would you treat yourself this way? Would you burn the […]

Aug 2019

16 min 59 sec

Your brain is an incredible operational centre, and one of its many jobs is to capture, sort and plan out all your ideas. So if you have brain fog or fatigue your operational centre needs some TLC! Our culture, unfortunately, encourages over indulgence in general, our media encourages consumption of the unhealthiest non-foods, and driven […]

Aug 2019

20 min 23 sec

When your creativity or motivation run dry it might just be your brain you have to lubricate. Yup, dehydration affects memory and attention and even research by the The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the functioning of our brains can be compromised by just a minor degree of dehydration. So if you want […]

Aug 2019

13 min 55 sec

What if I told you there was a free power tool that slices through any emotional shit storm, and that you could go from overwhelm, frustration, anger and out of control to cooler, calmer and more collected in 3 mins? Life and work offers plenty of daily opportunities to run on autopilot, but there’s always […]

Aug 2019

11 min 42 sec

Do you tend to be forgetful, make a lot of mistakes, get flummoxed by business challenges, press snooze a dozen times before getting out of bed, lack ideas or have negative thoughts about yourself? If you answered yes to the latter, your business battery might be running flat, but you’re the right place because in […]

Sep 2019

13 min 28 sec

Running out of money can feel paralysing.  Instead of working with ease and joy your inspiration turns to an uphill struggles to figure out how to pay the bills, extend your personal runway and not end up living under a bridge (or worse, with your parents. And that DOES somehow feel worse.). In the past […]

Sep 2019

26 min 27 sec

Does every task and output in your business take 3 times as long as you thought it would? Do you feel like your office hours never stop? Do you find yourself flustered, overwhelmed and exhausted more than you’d like? The bad news: these are the symptoms of self-sabotage. The good news:  you can eliminate them […]

Oct 2019

22 min 2 sec

If you feel blocked, ashamed, frustrated, paralysed or defeated by a business fail, or you’re not even creating or launching something because you fear you might fail, this episode is for you! I have 4 beautiful truths to share with you, that will help you as Aaliyah once sang: “Dust yourself off and try again.” […]

Oct 2019

17 min 14 sec

Sometimes in the long quest of launching our ideas we question what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and what we have to offer. It can make you forget the staggering success of what you’ve achieved previously in your work, career and personal life; it can blind you to the success you are creating every […]

Oct 2019

18 min 53 sec

If you’re consistently focused on not having enough customers; not making enough sales; running out of money; racking up debts; or going back to your day job with your tail beneath your legs, you’re planning for the problems of failure.  Not the most positive way to think about your life and work, is it? So […]

Oct 2019

13 min 27 sec

Jumping from a sinking ship is a life-saving act, so why, when it comes to our business, do we find ourselves clinging to the wheel as our business slowly slowly sinks? When did that maritime tradition of going down with your ship embed itself in our small business culture? Well, be done with that. Closing […]

Oct 2019

20 min 34 sec

Our brains aren’t always ready for our business vision, and my prescription for that is a little bit of shock therapy. Not with electrodes, but with a BIGGER business vision. A bigger, more outrageous goal gets us super excited about the impact we can make and the legacy we can leave behind, but it also […]

Nov 2019

16 min 21 sec

One of the reasons it’s so hard to focus is you don’t always know exactly what you’re creating. The end goal. The final set of results you’re working towards. Or, if you do know, it doesn’t really excite you. Last week we solved that by creating an outrageous goal, and this week we go one […]

Nov 2019

14 min 17 sec

When we’re focused on a goal and working on an important stepping stone, it’s important to have a reminder of how that stepping stone is going to help us get where we’re going. It’s useful to have around to remind us and re-energise us when we hit roadblocks, difficulties & challenges in our current projects. […]

Nov 2019

8 min 44 sec