The Systems Made Simple™ Podcast

Courtney Elmer

When you depend solely on your own effort to scale your business, you’re capping your influence, income, and impact. But we’ll let you in on a secret: there’s NO limit to systems and support you build into the back-end of your business so you can step forth as the Visionary Leader you were born to be. Listen in as Courtney Elmer, business systems expert and Founder of The EffortLESS Life®, shows you how to simplify your workflows and get the right systems, structure, and support in place so you can spend more time in your zone of genius. Ranked globally among the top shows in Business and Education, the SYSTEMS MADE SIMPLE™ podcast is the best business podcast for everything you need to know about streamlining your business systems, hiring and growing your team, scaling beyond six figures, and stepping fully into your role as the Visionary Leader of your company. It’s time for a new way to live + work: welcome to SYSTEMS MADE SIMPLE™.

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There’s no sugar coating it...the last couple of years have been tough. And despite run-of-the-mill work life balance tips you’ve tried to implement, it can feel hard to stay motivated.So let me ask you... are you ready to learn the REAL work life balance tips you need to thrive — even in face of adversity?Are you craving business systems and processes that will actually help you lean into the growth that’s possible despite the world being turned upside down? (Instead of going through the motions as though it’s all “business as usual.”) If this has you saying, “YES!!! THIS IS WHAT I NEED!”, then you’re gonna love what our guest, Kristi Brocato, has to share today.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL DISCOVER: How to (actually) stay motivated in your business when things get rough, while maintaining work life balanceWhy it’s okay for things to feel chaotic and the work life balance tips that will make ALL of the differenceA step-by-step plan for reigniting or redefining your love for what you do when you’re struggling to find motivationThe truth about your back-end business systems and processes and why they aren’t meant to be static If this episode inspires you, leave us a review and share your biggest takeaway whether it’s work life balance tips or business systems and processes. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more quick tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Oct 26

48 min 49 sec

Do terms like “customer journey” and “sales process” instantly give you a gnawing ache in your stomach?Are ready to finally understand how to get the RIGHT people on calls with you without feeling icky or salesy... and know how to sincerely convert those leads into loyal clients or customers?Today's guest and sales systems expert, Mark Colgan, is going to help you optimize your customer journey and simplify your sales process, and position yourself as the problem-solver within your ideal customer's world.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TO THIS INTERVIEW, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH: A deep understanding of the "sincere sales” philosophy and his complete, 4-step customer sales processThe mistakes most people make when it comes to their sales processThe #1 reason more of your leads aren’t converting to clients and when to stop following up with prospectsWhat you should include in every single sales email you sendPLUS, the secret to closing more sales without being icky or “salesy”If this episode inspires you, leave us a review and share your biggest takeaway whether it’s your sales process or customer journey. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more quick tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Oct 19

58 min 47 sec

Are you on the brink of burnout and KNOW you need to outsource...but deep down you kinda feel like it's cheating on your business? Do you struggle to identify where you should even begin when it comes to delegating and automating?Are you grappling to pin-point the specific tasks that are sucking so much of your time and energy as they pull you away from your true role as the visionary leader of your brand?Trust me, I’ve been there and my guest today, the amazing Michelle Thompson, is here to help!BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TO THIS INSPIRING INTERVIEW, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH: How to identify the time-sucking tasks in your business and how to save timeThe top 3 reasons why people struggle to delegate3 things you can automate in your business today so you can learn how to be productivePLUS, an understanding of why doing it all yourself is not a badge of honor, and why failing doesn’t mean you’re a failure Also, here are the game-changing resources that we talked about on today’s show:Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell MaltzTime Audit Spreadsheet: awesomeoutsourcing.com/task-discovery If this episode inspires you, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway whether it’s learning how to save time or how to be productive. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more quick tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Oct 12

45 min 22 sec

Are you currently drowning in tasks for your business? So much so that you’re left feeling less like the Visionary Leader of your brand and more like the doer of #allofthethings? Are you ready to finally spend some quality time ON your business rather than focusing every spare moment IN your business? Do you know what to outsource and what not to outsource?Look, you KNOW it’s past time to outsource, but you still feel unclear about where to begin or what you can take off of your plate. Thankfully, that’s where my guest today and outsourcing expert Meridith McCarty comes in!BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL LEARN: The first thing you should outsource as a biz owner — PLUS, the thing(s) you should never outsourceWhat a time audit is and why you need one ASAPHow outsourcing can hold you accountable to spending more time in your role as the Visionary Leader of your brand AND how you should be spending the majority of that timeIf this episode inspires you, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway whether it’s figuring out not what to outsource and what to outsource. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more quick tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Oct 5

41 min 18 sec

As the CEO and visionary leader of your business, do you find it challenging to prioritize your own needs? Imagine what it would feel like to be as committed to caring for the human being behind your business as you are to your business itself. Building healthy rituals and healthy lifestyles into your day is one of the biggest secrets of highly successful entrepreneurs who are able to sustain their business, their well-being, and their sanity.This is something you can start today with the help of my guest, John Sherwin. He’s here to share with us the number one cause of foggy brain in entrepreneurs...and what you can do about it!BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL DISCOVER: How to enhance your quality of life and your focus so you can do more of the things you've been put here to doPractical ways to overcome some of the challenges that come with running a remote companyBest practices for how to start your day How to come back after a failed launch and prioritize yourself and the values of your company to scale more consistentlyIf this episode inspires you, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway on how to have a healthy lifestyle. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more quick tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Sep 28

39 min 19 sec

Have you gotten so focused on your business that you’ve forgotten to prioritize your own needs along the way?Have you considered that the most important “system” in your business may be how you treat yourself — the visionary leader and driving force behind your company?Are you ready to revamp your morning routine so you can truly maintain and build your business momentum long-term? BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL COME AWAY WITH: Some insight I gained through my own experience of neglecting myself and the detrimental effects it hadThe 6 ways I’m revamping my morning ritual right now, and why you should tooAn understanding of the most often neglected part of your morning ritual and why it’s the foundation of everything else you're capable ofIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway about starting your morning routine. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more quick tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Sep 21

27 min 20 sec

Are you finally ready to make your first (or next) hire, but aren't sure how to distribute team pay without incurring fees?Maybe you already have a team in place, but you’re tired of paying every single person through different channels and you're still searching for the easiest way to quickly and legally pay your team each month.Don’t worry. I’ve got you! This week we’re keeping it fast, actionable, and 100% legit! BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL LEARN: My 3 best tips for paying your team and avoiding fees (or at least reducing them)The digital platforms we recommend (and do NOT recommend) for sending moneyWhy small fees now are way better than a big legal bill laterIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway about the ins and outs of team pay without incurring fees. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more quick tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Sep 14

12 min 26 sec

Are you beyond ready to simplify the way your team communicates day in and day out?Are you tired of bouncing between your inbox and your project management app and your DMs and your texts and... ?It’s time to rein it alllll in and get back valuable time and CLARITY for your team by adopting Slack for team communication! Seriously, it’s best and it’s almost exclusively how our team members at the EffortLESS Life connect with me and with each other.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL DISCOVER: Why Slack is our app preference and why it should be yours, tooThe three hacks we use to get the most out of our Slack experience to enhance your team communication and teamwork collaborationWhat channels you really need in your company’s Slack account and the purpose behind each of themIf this episode about team communication and collaborative teamwork inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more quick tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Sep 7

16 min 33 sec

You know it’s time to grow your rockstar team, but you’re just a tad overwhelmed by the whole attracting, interviewing, vetting, and the entire hiring interview process. (Okay, maybe more than a *tad*.)Honestly, you’re worried you’ll go through all of the time, effort, and resources to bring someone on who seems like the perfect unicorn fit only to find out later that they were just a donkey with a fake, shiny horn.I get it! I’ve been there, done that, and gotten several t-shirts. Thankfully, you can learn from my company’s valuable experience today on developing an effective interview process! So, what do you say? Are you ready to know our team’s secrets behind confidently hiring right the FIRST time? BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL COME AWAY WITH:The one KEY thing that you have to look for in an applicant that will make or break any team member relationship down the roadOur tried and tested 4-Step Interview Process How to finally heal your relationship with hiring if you’ve been burned in the past If this episode about streamlining the interview process, or learning how to schedule an interview inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more quick tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Aug 31

18 min 21 sec

Are you overwhelmed by the idea of adding people to your team? I mean, you KNOW you need the help, but where should you even start in filling the role?!? Maybe you’re seriously wrestling with the idea of whether to hire someone locally versus filling the position with a freelance virtual assistant. There are obvious (and not so obvious) pros and cons to both, but which ones REALLY matter and what will work best for you and your business? What happens if you make a mistake and bring on the wrong person or their location in relation to you really does matter more than you thought!BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TO THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:What I’ve gleaned from my own experience of hiring for my team and reap the benefits of my early mistakesThe actual pros and cons of hiring someone that lives close to you (we’re talking within a 10-ish mile radius here)The obvious and less obvious benefits and drawbacks of hiring a freelance virtual assistant — both in your country and overseasHow to determine the best choice for YOUR business and the specific role you currently need filledIf this episode about hiring locally vs. hiring a freelance virtual assistant inspires you, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more wuick tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Aug 24

22 min 27 sec

Feeling exhausted from spreading yourself thin on social media out of fear of being outshined by your competition?Ready to stop sharing everything from your morning coffee to your work schedule to your kids’ bedtime antics on your stories?What if instead, you could get back HOURS in your week and finally use social media content how it is meant to be used for entrepreneurs (i.e. to enhance your business by giving you a platform to build relationships...NOT as your primary place to make sales)?BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH: The exact weekly content workflow we use in our business to stay visible on social media WITHOUT the stress and time-suckHow to connect with your audience and build relationships in roughly 30 minutes a day on YOUR scheduleThe secret to batching content that educates, entertains and converts your audience for the long haul--the ultimate streamlined workflowIf this episode inspires you, whether it’s coming up with social media content or streamlining your workflow, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more quick tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Aug 17

14 min 44 sec

As a business owner, you KNOW you’re the one holding it all together, and maybe even the idea of automating or delegating seems too daunting to fathom starting down that road... But what if you could start small?What if you could reclaim minutes (remember, we’re starting tiny!) in your day every single day? Trust me when I say these minutes add up to a LOT of the time you’re wasting in your business — an average of about 20 hours a week! Just imagine all you could do with that time instead!Even better, what if you could reclaim these vital pieces of time simply, painlessly, and for FREE?BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TODAY, YOU’LL DISCOVER: The two biggest time sucks of every entrepreneur (and what you can do about them!)7 free tools that WILL save you 20 hours a weekWhy starting small and saving these minutes will save your sanity as a business ownerIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more quick tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Aug 10

15 min 41 sec

After last week’s episode on nurturing your email marketing list, you’re ready to simply and systematically educate and entertain the heck out of your subscribers. But now the question is... How do you actually BUILD that list of subscribers?What if I told you that building your business’s email marketing list doesn’t have to be the headache you’re currently experiencing? In fact, it can be surprisingly easy and actually kind of FUN!Aren’t you ready to stop spending all of your time creating lead magnet after lead magnet, trying to figure out what your audience wants in hopes that something sticks?What if instead, you could spend precious time in your business focused on what you do best as a visionary leader while your list-building runs on autopilot? The ultimate email automation...BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TO THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL COME AWAY WITH: One of the biggest reasons people struggle to grow their listAn understanding of why you need to know your numbers (and how to make them less scary!)The 4 simple elements you need for a killer list-building funnelHow to finally automate your funnel processIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway — whether it’s about email automation, and email marketing. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more quick tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Aug 3

19 min 26 sec

What would it do for your business to finally nurture that email list you've worked so tirelessly to build instead of continuing to put it on the backburner of your to-do list? Now, imagine how it would feel to be able to do this email marketing nurturing on autopilot week after week?!? You and I both know that building an email list is only half the battle (and maybe not even the hardest half). Because what good is spending all that time building your list if you can’t keep people on it? Even worse... What good is having a killer list filled with potential clients but not knowing how to NURTURE them so that they’re primed and ready to snag the incredible offers you’re putting out there?BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TO THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: A simple, 4-step process for automating your business systems and process, and email marketingHow to nurture your list and maintain the relationships you’ve worked so hard to build (without wasting any more time wondering what to say!)The exact framework to implement that’s also super easy to pass off to your team, so they can continue creating amazing content week after weekIf this episode about email marketing automation and business systems and processes inspires you, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more quick tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Jul 27

24 min

Wish you could spend less time in your business replying to your never-ending emails, but still want every person who reaches out to feel supported and heard by you and your team?What if there was an easy way to save both your time in replying to all of those emails AND save your contacts' time in receiving a valuable response?Yep. We’re talking auto-responders and email automation this week, but not the annoying ones you hate that clog up your inbox without actually telling you anything. This simple business hack is going to blow you away! Did you know that we have gotten more compliments on our company’s email automation than almost anything in our business? It’s true and this week, I’m teaching you how to steal our simple system and apply it to your own business.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH: The skinny on how to save tons of time in your inbox by automating your email reply processThe two things you have to intentionally consider before setting up your auto-reply to make it NOT annoying or a waste of inbox space for your contactsA quick, 10-minute assignment that will help you create a friendly, fun and informative autoresponder that’s a win-win for everyone involvedIf this episode inspires you, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway--whether it’s how to be more productive or learning email automation. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Jul 20

12 min 46 sec

Have you ever caught yourself fantasizing about pausing your inbox so no one could bother you?Have you daydreamed about what it would be like to really free yourself from the distracting, time-suck that is all things email?Luckily, there IS a simple business system that can stop you from wasting so much valuable time on your email and keep you from being a slave to your notifications.Not only that but this easy way of systematizing and streamlining your inbox can give you back an extra 10 or more hours in your week! This is not a joke or a drill. BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TODAY, YOU’LL DISCOVER:One of my all-time favorite tools as a small business owner that will revolutionize your way of doing emailThe top three features of this incredible, time-saving tool, and why they will be a game-changer for youThe real reason you waste so much time in your inboxHow business systems like this support you as a visionary leader, streamline your business, AND how you can work with me to go even deeper and create the freedom and impact you’re truly cravingIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway--whether it’s building an operational system or learning how to streamline your business overall. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows and improve your business operations so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Jul 13

13 min

If you run an online business and feel constantly overwhelmed by all you have to do when it comes to business growth strategies and like there’s never enough time to do it, today’s episode is for you! In this episode, you’ll learn step-by-step how to identify where the majority of your working hours are going on a daily basis in your online business, which is an essential step to reclaiming more time on your calendar for you. Plus, I’m going to give you the exact questions you need to be asking yourself if you want to spend less time on the busy-work in your online business, and start spending more time in your zone of genius. This week’s episode is part of our Summer Series of quick tips to help you streamline your online business and improve your business growth strategies. If it inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway!While you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows and get the right systems, support, and structure in place in your online business so you can scale beyond six figures and be seen as a true visionary leader in your industry.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Jul 6

11 min 59 sec

Wish you knew how to do a better job of streamlining your business operations?Tired of wasting time and money hiring and training help, only to wind up back at square one — doing it all yourself? Wish you could stop spending your time on annoying busywork that sucks your energy and keeps you out of your zone of genius?Did you know the degree to which you streamline your business operations is the degree to which you'll experience real freedom in your business? It’s true. BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TO TODAY’S EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:The seven elements every business operational system needsWhy growing your online business without an operating system will take twice as much time and effortWhy NOT to hire an online business manager How you can work step-by-step with me over the course of the next year to put these systems in place in your online businessIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway--whether it’s building an operational system or streamlining business operations. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows and improve your business operations so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Jun 29

26 min 59 sec

Do you have a deliverables system in place in your business? Many online business owners are great on the front end when it comes to sales and marketing. But unfortunately, few are as good on the back end when it comes to taking good care of their customers, which is costing them repeat business and referrals.Today on the Systems Made Simple™ podcast, learn how to do a better job of delivering what you’ve promised so you can create a fiercely loyal community of satisfied customers who can’t help but tell all their friends how awesome you really are. This is the best way to increase customer engagement.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL DISCOVER:How to provide unparalleled customer support so you can increase customer engagement What you’re missing on the back end of your business that’s preventing you from earning repeat businessThe #1 reason why people aren’t recommending you to their friends The step-by-step process to setting up your Deliverability System and creating a fiercely loyal community of satisfied customersIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway--whether it’s customer engagement, customer support, or having a deliverables system in place. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Jun 22

29 min 51 sec

Chances are, you know you need some sort of sales system in place if you want to keep the doors open to your business and generate any income. But is your current sales system actually scalable? Are your sales funnels generating revenue? Or are you bottlenecking your business by trading your time for dollars?High-ticket sales expert Amanda Abella is here today to help you fix your cash flow issues and optimize your sales system for sustainable, consistent growth.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL DISCOVER:Why your sales funnels aren't converting the way you want them to (and what to do about it) The difference between a sales funnel and a sales process Why you need a “customer map” How to enroll more students into your programs by charging higher pricesPLUS, learn the easy sales skills you need to sell more and do it authentically (without coming across greedy, slimy, or sleazy).If this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway--whether it was building a sales funnel or streamlining your sales process. While you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows and improve your sales funnel so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Jun 15

41 min 1 sec

Have you struggled to gain brand recognition for your business?In today’s episode, we’re talking about what a visibility system is and why having one is so critical for brand building.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL LEARN:What a visibility system is and why every visionary leader needs oneThe most common mistakes online business owners make when it comes to brand buildingThe difference between a visibility system and a marketing strategyPlus, an inside peek at our own visibility system and a step-by-step plan for creating your ownIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave a review to let us know your biggest takeaway--whether it’s building brand recognition or becoming a visionary leader.And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Jun 8

23 min 57 sec

Is the back end of your business a hot mess? (You’re not alone). Most online business owners lack one or more of the four business systems you need to scale beyond six figures.That’s why inside today’s episode, I’m revealing what these business systems and operations are, why you need them, and what it’s costing you not to have them in place within your business.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL LEARN: The four business systems every digital entrepreneur needs (can you guess number one?)The key difference between a system and a processWhy you’re losing money if you’re trying to scale a business without any one of these business systems PLUS, a special invitation to work hand-in-hand with me over the course of the next year to get these systems in place in your business so you can get off the entrepreneurial roller-coaster, spend more time in your zone of genius, and scale beyond six figures with ease.If this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway — whether it’s on systems, business operations, or becoming a visionary leader. And make sure you're following us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius! Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Jun 1

27 min 46 sec

Chances are you already know that time, energy, and effort are limited resources. You can only expend so much of them before you max out, because action is the least scalable resource you have as an online business owner. The solution? Well-oiled business systems and processes behind the scenes to support you in doing what you do best as a visionary leader.Look, we get it. The back end of your business isn’t where you want to focus. Right now, it’s a hot mess — which you HATE, and organizing it doesn’t seem to come naturally to you. Also, business systems aren’t as sexy or glamorous as marketing, networking, or shining in your zone of genius.But unlike what most online experts will tell you, the secret to running a successful online business is not increasing your sales or beefing up your online marketing strategies. It’s the degree to which you streamline your operations and create leverage within your business so you can spend more of your time in your zone of genius (the sales and buzzworthy-ness will naturally follow).Simply put: when you know how to set up your business the right way on the back end, it allows you to be seen in your niche as the visionary leader you’re meant to be.Ranked globally among the top shows in Business, Marketing, and Education, the Systems Made Simple™ podcast, hosted by business systems expert Courtney Elmer, is the best business podcast for everything you need to know about streamlining your business systems, hiring and growing your team, scaling beyond six figures, and stepping fully into your role as the Visionary Leader of your company.It’s time for a new way to live + work. Welcome to the Systems Made Simple™ podcast with your host, Courtney Elmer. Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Jun 1

14 min 45 sec

Have you ever experienced the excitement of hiring and onboarding a new team member, only to feel disappointed a few months later when it doesn't work out and frustrated that you have to start all over again?  (If so, today's episode is for you!)If you're making any one of these four major hiring mistakes, then creating a team culture of accountability is going to feel next to impossible, and growing your team will feel more like babysitting vs. leading them to greatness (we've been there).That's why inside today's episode, we're breaking down what these hiring and onboarding mistakes are and how to avoid them so you can build your dream team with ease.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH TODAY'S EPISODE, YOU'LL DISCOVER: The #1 tool that will help you hire smarter The reason you need an onboarding processHow to create a team culture of accountabilityWhat core values and team performance have to do with each otherIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway from this episode about hiring, onboarding, and creating a team culture of accountability.And make sure you're following us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius!Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

May 25

27 min

Is outsourcing overseas the best option when it comes to building your team? It depends.Inside today's episode, you're going to discover the pros and cons of outsourcing overseas so you can make the decision that's best for your business long-term.Plus, I'm revealing the hiring process and interview process you need to have in place if you want to grow your own team of A-players and create an enviable team culture that people want to be a part of!BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TO TODAY'S EPISODE, YOU'LL DISCOVER:The do's and don'ts of outsourcing overseasWhy you need an interview process if you want to save yourself time and hire the right peopleThe 5 mistakes to avoid when it comes to outsourcingWhy not having a clear hiring process in place could be costing you A-playersPLUS, how to get your hands on the exact interview process and hiring process we use here at The EffortLESS Life® to build your dream team!If this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway from this episode about outsourcing and getting the right interview process and hiring process in place in your business. And be sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius!Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

May 18

27 min 19 sec

Ever wonder why some entrepreneurs can scale a business so quickly, while for you it feels like a tirelessly slow process?Today’s guest on the podcast, Wendy Jordanov, built a $4MM company from her kitchen table in under 4 years, and she’s here to share her secrets to scaling a business and staying growth minded despite the obstacles that come your way.If you are a course creator, service provider, or a digital business owner who is looking to scale a business beyond six figures without sacrificing your family’s quality of life or hustling yourself to death in the process, today's episode is for you.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL DISCOVER: The fastest way to overcome unexpected obstacles when scaling a businessThe counterintuitive approach to spending more quality time with your familyHow to how to equip yourself, your kids, and your entire family with a growth minded attitudeTwo practical ways to avoid overwhelm and exhaustion when scaling a business and enhance your overall quality of lifeIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway about scaling a business with a growth minded attitude. And make sure you're following us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius!SPECIAL GIFT FOR OUR LISTENERS: Our guest today, Wendy Jordanov, is offering you 10% off ANY Huggaroo® product! Simply visit huggaroo.com and use code 'EFFORTLESS' at checkout to save!Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

May 11

35 min 28 sec

Did you know there are four massive mistakes most online business owners and entrepreneurs make when it comes to building a team?If you’ve been in business for a while, chances are you’ve made some of these hiring and onboarding mistakes too without even realizing it. But not to worry. Inside today’s episode, I’m walking you through what you need to perfect your interview process, hiring process, and onboarding process so you know exactly what steps to take — and mistakes to avoid — when it comes to making your first (or next) hire.WHEN YOU FINISH LISTENING TO THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL DISCOVER:Why you’ve been going about the hiring process all wrongThe four big mistakes you’ll want to avoid when building a teamWhat an onboarding process is and why you need oneThe three simple systems you need in place to build a team effectivelyPLUS, hear how we overcame our own hiring obstacles, put the right hiring process and onboarding process in place, and find out the exact steps we took to build a team of A-players and how you can do the same!If this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And make sure you're following on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius!Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

May 4

23 min 44 sec

Mindset and business strategy are both heralded as “keys to success” in the world of entrepreneurship, but is one more effective than the other? Which one will help you reach your goals, faster?Find out on today’s episode, where we sit down with performance expert, Jarrod Haning, who’s going to show you the surprising truth about mindset and business strategy and why they’re not all they’re cracked up to be.  BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL DISCOVER: How to shift your current mindset by training your mind to think and communicate at a higher level Why the way your brain is currently wired to solve problems could be the very thing getting in the way of you solving them effectivelyThe reason the “solutions” out there like self-help books, personality assessments, and generic mindset coaching aren’t enough to help you change your current thinking patternsThe simple fix that’ll help you identify your blind spots and learn to navigate around them to implement better business strategies and build the successful business you really want If this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway from this episode about mindset and business strategy. And make sure you're following us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Apr 27

40 min 39 sec

Are you embarrassed by how disorganized your business is on the back end? (Don't worry, you're not alone). It's not your fault if knowing the ins and outs of business structure and the systems you need to operate smoothly doesn't come naturally to you.This is why in today's episode, we're talking about the four key elements in your business structure that will move you beyond the six-figure mark so you can generate more revenue and create a bigger impact without so much hard work and hustle.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING YOU’LL DISCOVER: The four key elements every successful entrepreneur has within their business structure Why inconsistent revenue isn't a conversion problem or a messaging problemHow much time and money it will cost you to try building your business without a clear blueprintHow to avoid the common mistakes most entrepreneurs make when it comes to their business structureIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway from this episode about getting the right business structure and systems in place to scale your company. And make sure you're following us on Instagram  @theeffortlesslife.co to get daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius!Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Apr 20

39 min 32 sec

Can you really be successful without working hard? That depends. If you’re spending the vast majority of time in your zone of genius, is it really hard work?Our guest this week, Fabiola Hesslein, is here to help you reinvent the hustle and build an intentional life and business.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU'LL LEARN:The difference between working hard vs. intentionally What it means to be “in alignment” and how it can help you work smarterThe easiest way to avoid work burnout as an online business owner The power of your thoughts and how they can help you work smarterIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And make sure you're following us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius!Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Apr 13

38 min 2 sec

Imagine what your business could look like one year from today if you had the right business systems, standard operating procedures, and support in place! Not only would you finally experience what it’s like to have the time-freedom you started your business for in the first place, but you’d also be able to lead your team to greatness and grow your company sustainably without sacrificing the people you love in the process.The problem is, most entrepreneurs are so busy trying to perfect their marketing and messaging that they completely ignore the importance of getting basic business systems and standard business operating procedures in place until it’s too late.Inside today’s episode, I’m going to reveal why the level of success you experience is directly related to the quality of back-end business operations you have in place within your company.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL LEARN:The #1 reason why you’re experiencing cash-flow issuesHow clear back-end business operations will help you stop bottlenecking your own growthWhy business systems could save your sanityWhy the harder you work, the less successful you’ll bePLUS, hear the full story behind how The EffortLESS Life® came to be and why it exists today If this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway from this episode about business systems, business operations, and standard operating procedures. And make sure you're following us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius!Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Apr 6

28 min 35 sec

Wish you knew how to get more visibility and build brand awareness, without forking over thousands of dollars on expensive advertising campaigns?Today’s guest on the show, Kristin Marquet, is the expert when it comes to PR marketing and getting media attention for your business. She’s going to reveal her 5 easy secrets to get your business noticed by the big media outlets you know and love, all for free. WHEN YOU WALK AWAY FROM THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL DISCOVER:The four misconceptions about building brand awareness through PR marketingHow to craft a pitch that actually gets noticed by outlets like Forbes, Business News Daily, Entrepreneur.com, Thrive Global and moreWhy you should never, ever pay for media coverage or PR in businessHow to figure out what makes you and your business noteworthy, and The two critical elements you need to start building brand awareness through publicityIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway from this episode whether it’s about PR in business, build brand awareness, or PR marketing. And make sure you're following us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Mar 30

33 min 59 sec

Most entrepreneurs make the mistake of waiting too long to get the support in place they need to grow their company beyond their current limits. Don’t be like most entrepreneurs, who quickly become the bottleneck in their own business and stagnate their growth.In this episode, I’m going to give you the shortlist of the 7 things you need to know before you start outsourcing to create a virtual network, and how to get started if you’re ready to free up more time to do work you actually enjoy doing. BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL DISCOVER: Why it’s not actually quicker or cheaper to do it yourselfWhat it’s costing you to solve problems by taking actionHow to know when it’s the right time to start hiringWhat position to hire for firstThe two critical processes you need to have in place when hiringIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway from this episode on outsourcing, virtual team, or process management. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius. Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Mar 23

21 min 14 sec

In a world post-COVID, people are scrambling to create virtual networking environments online through Facebook communities, Clubhouse rooms, and other means. But are these virtual networking platforms as effective for building business relationships as the in-person networking events of old? That depends.Today’s guest on the show, Liyani Rodriguez of Raddle, is here to show you a new way to network online — one that gives you the chance to build business relationships that last so you can get the most return for your time invested. BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL LEARN:Whether virtual networking is a good use of your timeWhere to go to get the help you need to overcome any entrepreneurial hurdle you faceWhat it means to Raddle, and why your business needs itPLUS, you’ll hear about Liyani’s $35,000 mistake that prompted her to pivot and create what’s now one of the fastest-growing virtual networking platforms for entrepreneurs to dateIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway from this episode on virtual networking and business relationships. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius. Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Mar 16

36 min 21 sec

In today’s episode on The Systems Made Simple™ Podcast, we're revealing the truth about visionary leadership and what it really means to be the visionary leader of your company. If you’re hovering around that six-figure mark and you're not sure how to break through to the next level because you can't work any harder than you already are, then this week's episode is for you, where you'll get a peek behind the scenes of our operations here at The EffortLESS Life®.Even if you're not at this level yet in your business, you want to listen in so that you can avoid the mistakes and the pitfalls that so many entrepreneurs make along the way to six figures so that you don't have to waste your time on trial and error.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TO TODAY’S EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:The four qualities visionary leaders have that other entrepreneurs are missingThe trap that keeps you from being seen as a visionary leader (and how to avoid it)The real reason why you haven’t been able to scale your business as quickly as you want toThe number one question you need to be asking yourself that will streamline your workload so you can work less and be that visionary leaderIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Mar 9

23 min 20 sec

What’s the secret to captivating your audience and mastering the science of persuasion?It doesn’t matter how good your product or service is, it won’t sell itself. You have to know how to talk about it in a way that stirs desire and creates demand for what you offer.Celebrity voice coach Tracy Goodwin joins us on the show today to show you how to communicate with clarity so you can build strong relationships, create an emotional connection with your audience and ultimately close more sales and help more people.WHEN YOU WALK AWAY FROM THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL DISCOVER:   Overcome your fear of public speaking for goodSpeak with authority and command the space while refining your communication skill setInfluence and persuade more effectively by shifting the tones in your voiceElevate your delivery to make a greater impact and close more salesUse the power of your voice to captivate the roomIf this episode about how to improve your communication skills and end that fear of public speaking inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Mar 2

45 min 4 sec

If you have a message you want to share and you want to reach a wider audience with it, hosting a podcast of your own could be a great fit for you, but...There is a downside to podcasting. Sadly, I’ve watched hundreds of entrepreneurs spend countless hours creating their shows, only to launch to crickets and gain no traction.How do you keep that from happening to you? There are five things you need to know BEFORE launching a podcast, so that if you’re considering launching one for your business, you can make sure it’s a good use of your time and energy before you go through all the trouble of creating one. Seriously, don't try to create a show without listening to this episode first.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL LEARN:  The 5 surprising misconceptions about podcasting that you should know before launching ideas for creating a podcastThe reason most podcasts fail (hint: it’s not what you think)How a podcast can save you time when it comes to content creationThe science behind creating, launching, and leveraging a profitable show that creates more traffic and sales for your businessIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Feb 23

37 min 46 sec

If you have a message to share but you’re frustrated by how long it takes to grow a following on social media and you’re not sure how to reach a wider audience without forking over thousands on Facebook ads, today’s episode is for you.Having a podcast of your own can be one of the fastest ways to build your authority without spending a dime on ads.  But, if you don’t want your podcast to fade into obscurity never being heard by your ideal clients on Apple, you need to have the right strategy going into it, so that you’re not wasting your time. You’re about to hear the story of how my guest today, Jess O’Connell, managed to launch her podcast and land the number #8 spot on the Apple charts — without spending a dime. Whether you have a podcast, are thinking of launching one, or even if a podcast isn’t remotely on your radar, you won't want to miss these launch secrets Jess spills inside this episode.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL LEARN: What Jess did to launch her podcast and land her show on the charts in between Brendon Burchard and Angie LeeThe things you can’t Google about podcast strategy, to ensure a successful show launchWhy you don’t need to have a business in order to have a profitable podcastHow to launch anything — whether that’s your podcast, your course, or your product, and turn it into a gold mineIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Feb 16

39 min 44 sec

If you listen to podcasts, then maybe you’ve considered hosting one of your own to help grow your business.Sadly, I’ve watched hundreds of entrepreneurs spend countless hours creating their shows, only to launch to crickets and gain no traction. And what good is a podcast if it doesn’t get you more sales and clients? You can't launch a podcast based on "hope." But you can build a highly successful show with the right strategy. Don't worry — I've got the strategy, and I want to show you how to create, launch, and leverage your message into a show that positions you as a credible leader in your industry and creates more traffic and sales for your business.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL LEARN:Where most podcasters go wrong when it comes to creating their showThe science behind today’s successful, profitable podcasts The three big mistakes most podcasters make that causes their podcast to get overlookedWhy a podcast is the fastest way for you to build authority and get your message in front of more peoplePLUS, find out what separates podcasts no one’s ever heard of from ones that get tens of thousands of downloads every episode — and how you can create a show that gets the attention it deserves.If this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Feb 9

20 min 47 sec

I can’t begin to tell you the number of lessons learned during my time as an entrepreneur.What I can tell you is that the speed of your business growth — and your personal growth — depends on how well you learn these lessons.In today’s episode, I’m sharing a big lesson learned (and one I paid $23K for) that was necessary to propel me to my next level of growth. I’m sharing it with you so that hopefully, you can take this same lesson and apply it to your business, without the hefty price tag. BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL LEARN: The $23K mistake I made that kept me stuck for almost three years and the lessons I learned The reason personal development alone wasn’t enough to avoid this mistakeHow I wound up turning this $23K mistake into a profit The secret ingredient you need to avoid a major mistake like thisIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Feb 2

19 min 39 sec

If you’re feeling called to do something different in your business but you’re afraid to make the leap because you have an established personal brand, then you need to listen to today’s episode.Elaine had been featured in Forbes, the Huffington Post, and over 500+ media sites, and had 300,000+ followers across her social media channels when she pivoted her business, and today, she’s sharing her secrets about pivoting in business and personal rebranding.Finding your purpose is something money can’t buy, and today, Elaine is going to show you how to pivot your business and have a successful personal rebrand or an easy way to pivot in business… even when everyone is watching.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL LEARN:  The best way to pivot your business when you feel pulled in a different directionHow to know when to follow a new ideaWhy a personal rebranding is sometimes necessary — and how to do it effectivelyHow to reignite your creativity when you’re feeling bored with what you’re currently doingIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Jan 26

46 min 11 sec

Have you struggled to figure out how to navigate the ups, downs, and distractions of working at home and juggling your life and family? Whether you’ve recently transitioned to working from home or you’ve been at it for a while, you’re going to love these actionable takeaways to make working from home feel a little more effortless.Today’s guest, Debbie Arcangeles, is founder of The OffBeat Life: a company dedicated to helping remote workers succeed, and she’s here today to give you her ultimate work-at-home survival guide. BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:Practical advice for working at home with kids Tips for scheduling and structuring your day so that you can optimize your productivity and the best tips for working from homeThe best method for setting good boundaries between work and home lifePLUS, you’ll learn how to protect your mental health and energy while working at homeIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Jan 19

35 min 44 sec

Have you ever set New Years Resolutions that don’t last? Who are we kidding, chances are you definitely have! And there’s a surprising reason most New Years Resolutions don’t last beyond twelve days.Inside today’s episode, you’ll discover the secret to creating New Year Goals that stick, and the simple process that makes achieving goals easy and effortless.BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TO TODAY’S EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:The surprising truth about why most new years resolutions don’t lastThe 10 reasons you should ditch new years resolutions altogetherThe secret to setting new year goals that actually stick, andThe backward method to achieving goals in your life and businessPLUS, you’re going to get the cheat sheet for setting new year goals in a way that tricks your brain into achieving them.If this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Jan 12

19 min 29 sec

I've been reflecting a lot on how 2020 has changed the future of entrepreneurship.Throughout 2020, we've seen a huge shift in people moving their businesses online, but without the skills for entrepreneurship that they need to succeed.That’s why inside of today's episode, I’m making my predictions for the future of entrepreneurship. Is it for the better? Listen in and find out. BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TO TODAY'S EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN:The shocking reason most entrepreneurs failThe four necessary skills for entrepreneurship (Bet you can’t guess number one!)The future of entrepreneurship in 2021How to tell if your business is geared for growth (or not)PLUS: Discover the four simple steps to living an EffortLESS Life®, and get the skills for entrepreneurship you need to succeed. If this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Jan 5

19 min 55 sec

What is the true definition of success?If you’ve ever wondered what the meaning of success is, or how to define successful, today’s episode is for you.With the way the world has changed, my hope is that when you finish listening today, you’ll begin to recognize that the meaning of success is what you define it to be.Today’s episode is special, because of over 25+ guests who I had the pleasure of interviewing on the podcast this year, none of them had the same answer to the question I asked at the end of each interview: “What is your definition of success?” The way they define successful for themselves is fascinating. Today, you’re going to get an insider's peek into the minds of these six- and seven-figure entrepreneurs’ unique take on the meaning of success, so you can get inspired, learn how to define what success looks like for you, and get out there to create it.As we move forward together into our new and brighter future, my hope for you is that you’ll learn to stop chasing someone else’s definition of success, and start chasing your own. If this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Dec 2020

32 min 14 sec

Wouldn't you agree that having mental clarity and knowing how to increase energy levels is important when you’re an entrepreneur?If your answer is yes, but you’re not sure how to increase energy levels or increase productivity, then you’re in for a treat inside today’s episode. Melissa Eboli, our guest today, is a Dr. Oz-featured Culinary Nutrition Expert and certified wellness counselor who’s going to show you how to increase energy levels, enhance your mental clarity, and discover the nutrient-packed foods that reduce stress and increase productivity.Who knew getting rid of stress and sharpening your mental clarity could be so simple?!BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL LEARN:Four foods that reduce stress and increase productivity that are probably in your fridgeThe simple food swaps you can make to increase mental clarityWhy time blocking and organizing aren’t the best ways to increase productivityWhy taking care of you and becoming a master at knowing how to increase energy levels, increase productivity, and gain mental clarity is the first essential ingredient in the recipe of entrepreneurial successCelebrity Chef Melissa is ready to dish on how to do all this and more!If this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Dec 2020

40 min 4 sec

Knowing how to calculate your hourly rate as an entrepreneur can feel tricky.But knowing how to calculate your hourly rate as an entrepreneur is critical if you're looking to make more money with less effort.Inside of today's episode, I'll walk you through a simple, step-by-step process so you can learn how to calculate your hourly rate and know where to spend time in your business to make more money (and kiss those useless strategies for time management goodbye!)WHEN YOU FINISH LISTENING TO TODAY'S EPISODE, YOU'LL DISCOVER:Why the strategies for time management you're currently using aren't workingWhat it's costing you in your business when you don't how to calculate your hourly rateThe simple two step process for learning how to calculate your hourly rate so you can understand the value of your time on a much deeper levelHow to recognize what strategies for time management are a waste of your time, so you know exactly what activities to spend your time on and generate more revenueIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Dec 2020

23 min 23 sec

Wish you knew how to do a better job of standing out among the crowd and establishing your thought leadership in your industry? Today’s guest is here to show you the surprising ways you can start speaking your truth and outshine your competition by using your unique voice to lead, persuade, and influence others. Adrienne Garland is not only a consultant to Fortune 1000 brands in the media, entertainment, and tech industries, she is an expert in digital marketing, business strategy, and relationship building.She has a passion for helping women entrepreneurs and female founders like you learn how to speak your truth and establish your thought leadership in your industry. BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TO TODAY’S EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:The secret to getting ahead in business through relationship buildingThe concrete, actionable steps you can take right now to establish your thought leadership in your industryHow to speak your truth and use your unique voice to lead, persuade, and influence othersThe counterintuitive way to outshine your competition and foster a legacy that lastsIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Dec 2020

52 min 34 sec

Wish you could convert more of your audience into paying clients simply by telling your brand story?Today’s guest is the amazing Nick Demos: a Tony-award-winning producer and filmmaker turned business coach who now helps entrepreneurs like you learn to master the art of storytelling and story selling, so you can scale your business by telling your personal brand story in a powerful and compelling way. \Inside today’s episode, Nick shares why the art of storytelling is the quickest and most influential way to build instant know-like-and-trust with your audience and articulate the value in the transformation that you provide, through your brand story.Even if you think your story isn’t all that great (or that you don’t have one) Nick is going to teach you the origins of the art of storytelling and show you how to take everyday moments and turn them into magical, relatable points of connection that magnetize your audience to you and compel them to take action. BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL DISCOVER:Why despite popular belief, telling your brand story is not about youThe most common mistake people make when telling their brand storyHow to beat your competition by mastering the art of storytelling in your marketing strategyWhat to do if you feel like you don’t know how to tell stories, or if your stories aren’t all that inspiringPLUS, Nick will teach you step-by-step how to find relatable points of connection in your everyday life that you can turn into riveting elements of your overall brand story to attract more of your audience and convert them into paying clients and customers.If this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Dec 2020

39 min 20 sec

Last week on Episode 44, we talked about seven hacks you could steal right now to clear clutter, get organized, and streamline and simplify your digital workspaces. But...When you look deeper, the desire to clean and clear clutter is not just about increasing productivity and getting organized so you can focus better. It’s an attempt to fix what’s going on in your inner world that feels out of place and out of control.That’s why inside today’s episode, we’re talking about how to clear the three things that cause you to feel cluttered inwardly, so you can experience deeper emotional healing (and so the clutter you see outwardly is less likely to come back). BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TO TODAY'S EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN:The three main causes of emotional clutterHow clearing inner clutter is the secret to getting organized and experiencing emotional healingWhy choosing to ignore internal clutter hurts your productivity The steps you can take right now to experience emotional healing, get organized, and get back in control of your lifeIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.

Nov 2020

32 min 38 sec