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#214: How To Stop Trading Hours For Dollars By Creating An Ascension Ladder | With Rachel Brenke

6 Figure Creative

Answer this question: If you don't work today, will you still make money? What if you take the whole week off? Or the whole month?This is the biggest drawback of being a freelancer. You have to work more if you want to earn more. There are a number of consequences for this, but the biggest issue for creatives like us is that the more we work, the more we face burnout. The more we face burnout, the higher the chance that we'll lose the initial passion that drove us to this business in the first place.That means that the more we earn as freelancers, the more we'll face burnout.I'm sure you see the issue here... while you may love what you do, I'm sure you want to maintain a healthy balance between maintaining creativity and maintaining your bank account.None of us want to feel like we're on a hampster wheel of working just to pay the bills, but this is the sad reality of some of the most successful freelancers I know.They built amazingly successful careers (at least financially), but they unknowingly built a trap for themselves. As their income increased, so did their lifestyle and bills.As their bills increased, so did their dependency on their freelance income. This created a perpetual cycle of saying "yes" to projects they otherwise would have said "no" to if they didn't need the money.So how do we get out of this deadly cycle? Well... One method is to just keep your living expenses (and business expenses) as low as humanly possible.The other method (and one I much prefer) is to break away from directly trading your dollars for hours.This is the choice that Rachel Brenke took in her own businesses, which have allowed her to scale her income to over $9,000,000.While she does offer 1-to-1 services just like any typical freelancer, she's also built something called an "ascension ladder", which has allowed her to keep earning money regardless of whether she works this month or not.If you're still on the hours-for-dollars treadmill, and you want to break away, this week's episode of the 6 Figure Creative Podcast is for you.In this episode you’ll discover: The art (and science) of niching down How to offer services and products in multiple niches Automating and outsourcing the stuff you don't want to do How to build an "ascension ladder" as a freelancer Why relying on a single point of failure can destroy a business The 80/20 of content marketing that actually brings in clients For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/214


23 Aug 2022

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EP 168: Preventing Problems with TheLawTog® Rachel Brenke

This Can't Be That Hard

Dealing with the legal side of running a business is complicated, confusing, and can feel like an overwhelming item on your to-do list... but the cost of NOT addressing it can be enormous. Luckily for us, Rachel Brenke - better known as The Law Tog - has spent the last 10+ years using her expertise as both a lawyer and a photographer to make the legal side of things accessible to us as creatives. Today on the show, Rachel and I talk about the importance of creating a great client experience, and how taking a thoughtful approach to educating your clients will not only create a rave-worthy experience but can help avoid potential legal issues as well.Links: TheLawTog.com The Law Tog Facebook Group Sign up for the Simple Sales Masterclass where Annemie teaches the 6 steps to running a profitable, sustainable photography business you love. 


12 Jul 2022

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This is What to Include in Your Birth Photography Contract (with TheLawTog® Rachel Brenke)

From Better Half to Boss Photography Podcast

Does the legal side of business overwhelm you? Are you confident your contract would hold up in court? What would happen to you, your business and your client, if your images were stolen and used without permission? If you don't feel good about the answers to those questions, then this podcast episode is for you.These topics can feel heavy, but my guest today, Rachel Brenke of The LawTog® is breaking down these complicated topics into easy steps, so that you'll walk away with a clear picture of what to do next on the legal side of your business. Here are the highlights of this episode!01:23 – Intro03:49 – Meet Rachel!06:55 – Legal Tools You Need To Set-up in Your Photography Business10:39 – Choosing a Business Entity for your Photography Biz14:07 – How to Ensure You’re Running a Legal Business?15:42 – Is it Advisable to DIY Your Photography Contracts?20:40 – $500 Contract vs $10K Clean-up22:17 – Protecting Your Photographs with Copyright Registration29:40 – What Makes Up a Birth Photography Contract?32:49 – Why Invest in your Birth Photography Contract?35:12 – Should Photographers Go Through the Contract with their Client/s?37:44 – Thrive in Your Business41:06 – Connect with Rachel!42:19 – Next Steps Get 10% off of The LawTog® contracts by using the code HAPPINESSHERO upon checkout! Connect with The LawTog® Rachel Brenke!Rachel Brenke on InstagramThe LawTog® on InstagramThe LawTog® Website Get your Copyright Registration Done Here! Has this episode been helpful to you? Let us know by leaving us a review on iTunes! Here's a guide to help you in leaving a review.


13 Jun 2022

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The Trifecta of Legal Protection with Rachel Brenke

Hair of the Dog Podcast

139 - This I know to be true: It costs more (and hurts more) to deal with legal problems in your business than to prevent them from occurring in the first place. That's why Rachel Brenke of TheLawTog encourages you to get your legal pups in a row as soon as possible. This week, Rachel shares the elements you need in place to cover your bases. We discuss a few what-if scenarios, grumble about insurance companies, and explore the psychology of client confidence.    What To Listen For:The 3 essential components of your contractRetainer, deposit or session fee—does it matter what you call it? The reality of copyrighting your photosWhat about registering your trademark—yay or nay? How to handle the thankfully rare, totally horrible dog-abusive clientAs a Hair of the Dog listener, you'll save 10% off any of The LawTog’s photography-specific contracts—just use the code HAIROFDOG10. Protect yourself legally and keep some cash in your pocket? Winner winner, chicken dinner! Resources From This Episode:The LawtogThe Professional Photographer's Legal Roadmap (it's free!)The Lawtog on FacebookThe Lawtog on InstagramHair of the Dog AcademyFree Hair of the Dog CommunityHair of the Dog ElevateJOIN THE PARTY: Join our free pet photography community More pet photography resources here Connect on Insta Ready to get serious about your pet photography? Join us inside Hair of the Dog Academy! Check ou...


12 Apr 2022

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#150 - Lawyer Up Your Small Biz w/ Rachel Brenke

Inside The Mind with Misbah Haque

In this episode, I talk to Rachel Brenke – entrepreneur, lawyer, and business consultant. She is the founder and owner of FitLegally.  Her entire philosophy is life over business. And her mission is to help her clients to be efficient, strategic, and be legally protected. She helped entrepreneurs all over the world initiate, strategic, and implement strategic business and legal planning.We dive deeper into the law industry, business decisions, utilizing KPI (Key Performance Indicators) in your business, how legal structures and contracts protect businesses, and so much more. Show Notes:(1:51) - Law Life(9:38) - Building personal and social relationships(11:43) - Strategic business decisions(17:50) - Utilizing KPI (Key Performance Indicators) in your business  (21:28) - Constructing goals (29:13) - Deconstructing your business(39:09) - How to deal with rejections(48:57) -  Legal Structures for your small business👋🏽 Connect with Rachel:Website: https://fitlegally.com/Personal Website: https://rachelbrenke.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitlegally/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelbrenke/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachelBrenke2LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-brenke-6485763a/👋🏽 Connect with me: Instagram: https://geni.us/HynXyWebsite: https://geni.us/blyCYouTube: https://geni.us/91tlD4YT Channel for Clips: https://geni.us/NCi9Q3bInside The Mind with Misbah Haque Apple Podcasts: https://geni.us/vQVkSpotify: https://geni.us/BTT4vPod Mahal YouTube: https://geni.us/9i4hcqApple Podcasts: https://geni.us/uOtra1Spotify: https://geni.us/E6RyPInstagram: https://geni.us/mUMmHuman Evolution ProjectApple Podcasts: https://geni.us/EJ2WNOdSpotify: https://geni.us/oip2kK2FREE Tools: Podcast Launch Checklist: https://geni.us/6cXxdPodcast Content Planner: https://geni.us/TrEh3Podcast Promotion Planner: https://geni.us/maF6Services:Podcast Launch In A Day: https://geni.us/FQluTXDone-For-You Podcast Production: https://geni.us/aBjViF

1hr 1min

23 Mar 2022

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How to Survive Burnout From An IP Lawyer with Rachel Brenke

HN Haus Podcast

Challenges come our way but victory is always ahead.In today’s episode I had the privilege of diving deep in a conversation with Rachel Brenke. Rachel  is a multi-faceted entrepreneur, business strategist, and intellectual property attorney. Over 16years ago Rachel knew she wanted to help others, and her family. She took this passion and started multiple businesses including an apparel store to provide additional support for her family. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2007 she knew she no longer wanted to surrender to the hustle culture, she needed to take a different approach. She committed to figuring out how to support small business owners and entrepreneurs. In the midst of conquering her business endeavors Rachel was also given the unique opportunity in 2019 ,NBC Sports & Ironman Triathlon put on display her "Real Biz, Real Life" mission statement. NBC Sports followed her journey from invitation to competition day and balancing family/biz during training and racing.In this episode we get to hear Rachel’s incredible story and dive into other topics like she-cession, burnout and how to keep going amidst the wild ride of entrepreneurship. You can connect with Rachel on Instagram and through her website. She is also the host of The Real Bix Talk Podcast.ABOUT THE THRIVE SOCIETY PODCAST The Thrive Society Podcast hosted by Hannah Nieves was born out of the desire to showcase high-level entrepreneurs and brands and their unique stories and experiences into entrepreneurship. You’ll hear raw and uncut stories from these women and how they learned to Thrive. Episodes are released weekly.If you enjoy what you’re hearing feel free to leave a review on Apple Podcast!


24 Feb 2022

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Doing The Work with Rachel Brenke

The Reminder Remedy with Alena Conley

"You don't want to live to work or work to live.” As we kick off Season 5 with our 50th Episode,  our special guest is Rachel Brenke - a multi-faceted entrepreneur, business strategist and intellectual property attorney. Rachel provides the straight talk on what it takes to survive entrepreneurship from building resilience, understanding your seasons and making your strategy an authentic process. Follow Rachel Brenke:https://rachelbrenke.com/https://www.instagram.com/rachelbrenke/


23 Feb 2022

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EP206: Defining "All the Things" with Rachel Brenke

Minimalist Moms Podcast

Join me today for a conversation with Rachel Brenke. We discuss the idea of 'all the things': what does this even mean and why does it make me cringe sometimes? How do we define 'all the things'? What is one thing we need to include in 'all the things'? What is one step a working mom can take to condense her schedule and more…----Show Notes for EP206: Defining "All the Things"Enjoy this Podcast?Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. Order (or review) my recent book, Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting With SimplicityQuestions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or Stitcher.Checkout the Minimalist Moms Podcast storefront for recommendations from Diane.If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/minimalist-moms-podcast2093/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands


25 Jan 2022

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Forget the Myth of Hustling and Build Your Dream Business with Rachel Brenke

Ignorance is #Blessed

Hey Idiots!I'm back from my Hawaiian hiatus and so excited for this guest! Rachel Brenke is the definition of a boss! She has built multiple 7 figure businesses and helped other entrepreneurs build theirs all while being a mom, competing with Team USA and battling cancer!Besides being such a go-getter, she's also just REAL. This conversation was so inspiring. She's not some deranged manic psychopath like the cartoon image some of might have of people who are spinning multiple plates. (Okay, is that just me??) She's just a cool lady who figured out ways to make things work for her! You're going to love her! Enjoy!Follow Rachel on Instagram!Work with Rachel to build your dreams business!Listen to Real Biz Talk with Rachel Brenke for amazing advice on building your business!PRE-ORDER MY BRAND NEW COMEDY ALBUM (OMG IT'S OUT THIS FRIDAY!!!! 10/1, sneak peek (TWO FREE TRACKS!) when you pre-order)Listen to my new country song on Spotify or Apple Music! Or Amazon!Join my Patreon to get exclusive early stand up comedy from me! PLUS get ALL the episodes early, without all the extra BS (intros, ads, etc.) AND awesome bonus content including livestreams, exclusive standup clips and hang time (aka "Crappy Hour") with JMS!Join the FACEBOOK GROUP and let us know what small change you made after listening to this episode!Click HERE for 15% off your first order of NeuroGum!Find an affordable, licensed therapist who you can talk to from the comfort of your home!Follow the podcast on Twitter!Follow the podcast on Instagram!Follow me on Twitter!Follow me on Instagram!Follow my Facebook page!Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/ignorance-is-blessed1719/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 25mins

13 Oct 2021

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Episode 24 - Talking Copyright with Rachel Brenke (The Lawtog)

The Talking Pixels Podcast

In today's episode, Justin sits down with photographer, MBA, attorney, and owner of The Lawtog, Rachel Brenke! Rachel is not only a successful photographer, but also mentors entrepreneurs and educates photographers on their creative rights and all things business law through her company the Lawtog ! You won't want to miss this episode of the TPP! Follow Rachel: @thelawtog Rachel's recommended reading: https://www.amazon.com/Influence-Practice-Robert-B-Cialdini/dp/0205609996/ref=asc_df_0205609996/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312143020546&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11432417394527104742&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9015... Check out the latest deals on photography and videography equipment at: https://www.thepixelconnection.com/?pxacc=TalkingPixelsPodcast Submit your questions to social@thepixelconnection.com for a chance to have them answered on a future episode!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/talkingpixelspodcast/message

1hr 30mins

24 Sep 2021