Rank #1: Ep 2: Starting with the End in Mind
In this episode, we’ll dig into the specifics for your business like platforms, policies, branding and target market. I promise, it’s fun! We’ll talk about the operational side of running a business with the founder of Grace and Lace: my friend Melissa Hinnant. She has one of the most inspiring stories I’ve ever heard—you’ll love hearing from her. And Donald Miller will help us understand why telling your story is such a powerful way to reach your target audience.
Rank #2: Ep 65: How to Find Your Passion and Grow a Business You Love
Today, we’re talking about how to find your passion. I have three different strategies you can walk through to help you find your passion. My guest this week is Amber Lilyestrom. Amber is a speaker, author, branding strategist, business coach and host of The Amber Lilyestrom Show. We talk about finding your passion and amplifying it with a business. Whatever you’re balancing right now, don’t be discouraged by bad experiences. What bad experience can you turn into a great idea?
Rank #3: Bonus Ep: Get Out of Debt and Win With Money
Happy New Year, y’all! Let’s kick the year off right with this special episode! I share my story about how I got fed up with debt and worked hard to pay it off. Doing this had a huge impact on my life and my family’s life, which is why I want to help you find the same financial freedom and hope that I found. You’ll also hear from Dave Ramsey, America’s trusted voice on money. I can’t wait for you to hear a full lesson from Financial Peace University, his proven plan to winning with money!
Rank #4: Ep 54: How to Simplify Your Life and Reduce Stress
This week’s podcast episode is going to help you simply your life and business. The stress of chaotic schedules and spaces keeps us from living effectively. A few tips can make a difference. Our guest this week is Emily Ley and she has personally helped me simplify my own life through simple, easy-to-do daily changes. I’m going to give you some encouragement to simplify and create space for rest.
Rank #5: Ep 40: Top Traits of Highly Successful Women
What makes a highly successful woman? Society often paints a picture of success that looks like this: Either you’re home all the time, dedicating 100% of your time to your family, or you’re at work all the time, completely abandoning your friends, family and the rest of your life. But as I discussed with Laura Vanderkam in Episode 34: Excuses That Steal Your Time, that’s a myth! The truth is, you can be successful in multiple areas of your life. You can be successful in your career, your relationships, your business and even your health and exercise routines—get this!—all in the same life. It’s all about priorities. When every waking minute is taken up for work, routine responsibilities, or taking care of others, you’ll feel the opposite of successful; you’ll feel stressed out and set back. For example, when I start to feel overwhelmed, it’s usually because I’m not spending time on the things that I care about the most. So, I’ve made it a habit to take a look at my schedule when that happens. It’s pretty eye-opening to see what gets my time. If I’m honest, there are a lot of unworthy motivations I have that sometimes creep to the top of my priority list, such as: Pleasing people Being the hero Accomplishments Keeping up with Facebook Pursuing perfectionism Approval Feeling needed Chasing those motivations, no matter how much effort I put into them, always leaves me coming up short. I spin my wheels, and I feel like a failure. The problem with achieving success in your life (and mine!) isn’t that we aren’t doing enough, and it’s not that we’re doing too much. Often, it’s that we’re doing the wrong things. So, let’s talk about the right things! And don’t worry, you don’t have to sacrifice—at least, not in the way you think you do. In this episode, I’ll reveal habits, characteristics and traits that are present in the lives of highly successful women. I’ll dive into the seven things you need to prioritize to achieve success. And the great news it this: If you don’t currently have them, I promise you can learn to practice all of them starting today! By the way, you know what’s not on the list of traits of successful women? Pleasing people Being the hero Seeking approval (You get the idea!) My guest this week is Ali Brown! Ali is the host of the highly successful Glambition podcast, and her passion is to see women succeed in business! Ali’s story of success began with recognizing what she was good at. She was a mover and a shaker working in an office of—as she puts it—“turtles!” It didn’t take long for Ali to realize her own potential, get excited about doing things her own way, and quit her day job to pursue her own freelance business full time. In my conversation with Ali, we’ll talk about: What it means to blaze your own trail, do business differently, and design your business around your life How Ali got started using email newsletters when the Internet was just becoming a thing The benefits of being inspired by other women rather than intimidated by them What success really looks like today Three trends she sees in highly successful women Success Story: Abbey Ashley's Wildly Successful Courses & Coaching! Our success story this week is Abbey Ashley, founder of The Virtual Savvy. Abbey says she helps “savvy starters launch and grow their virtual assistant business to 5K months and beyond!” Abbey took what she knew from being a virtual assistant and turned that knowledge and experience into online courses. While her first course launch was by no means successful—she only had one customer sign up—she didn’t give up there. The next iteration of her business was in virtual assistant business coaching, and she started The Virtual Savvy in August 2016. Since then, she’s become hyper-focused and (at the time of publication
Rank #6: Ep 64: How to Make a Million Dollars with Your Business
When you set goals for your business, you also create a plan to achieve them. It’s the same with being a millionaire. If you set a goal of becoming a millionaire, you have to create a plan to make it happen. In this episode, Chris Hogan and I are going to get you to believe again. Because you may not realize it, but you already have exactly what you need to make a million dollars in your business.
Rank #7: Ep 29: Creating Passive Income
In this episode, I’ll give you four ways to make more money without adding on to your workload. One way to do that is by creating passive income, which is exactly what my guest this week, Pat Flynn, will teach us about. Pat is a best-selling author and owns several wildly successful online businesses. He’s speaking at my Business Boutique event in November, and today he’ll tell us about how he wound up creating his first digital product years ago, and where it’s taken him. And the success story this week is Heather Salopek. Heather owns Legacy Pecans, which sells delicious pecans and pecan products for retail and corporate gifts. The “Why” behind her business is remarkable, and I love how she got creative and took her family business to the next level. Plus, I’ll answer your business questions from Business Boutique events! 1:10 Creating Passive Income 7:50 Interview with Pat Flynn 44:56 BB Success Story with Heather Salopek 57:38 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 64:08 Homework Find out how much money your business can make with my free Profit Potential tool here! — To save $10 on any Business Boutique Nashville ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
Rank #8: Ep 4: How to Make Money Doing What You Love
I’ll cover the three biggest mistakes business owners make when it comes to managing money, and how you can avoid those pitfalls. And I’m so excited for you to get a pep talk from my friend and leader—nationally syndicated radio host and #1 best-selling author, Dave Ramsey. He will answer a variety of questions specific to small and side businesses. We’ll also hear from Megan Huffman. Megan took a failing childcare center and completely turned it around and she runs the successful business debt-fre
Rank #9: Ep 67: How to Build Community With Your Business
I want you to make building one or getting into one a top priority this month. You should be a part of three different types of communities. And we'll talk about all three. I also talk to Natalie Franke about building a community from the ground up. I also want to encourage you to love and embrace your unique qualities, because that is what God is going to use in you.
Rank #10: Ep 3: How to Stop Feeling Guilty for Making Money
In this episode, I’ll talk about why some women struggle with the selling component of business. Best-selling author Rabi Lapin, will stop by to show us the truth about the goodness of making money so that we can stop sabotaging our own profits. We’ll also hear from photographer Alicia Jevahirjian, founder of Beba Photography. Alicia wanted to take her dream full-time but was afraid to raise her prices. She’ll talk us through her transition and why her customers followed her every step of the way.
Rank #11: Ep 50: How to Grow a Side Hustle While Working Full-Time
Side businesses are a great way to help you reach your goals. In this episode, we’ll talk about how to define the objectives of your side hustle, when to ask for help, and when to turn a side hustle into a full-time gig. My guest this week is Jake Vehyl, founder of Nashville-based cookie company Jake’s Bakes! And our success story this week is Kristin Ostrander, founder of mommyincome.com!
Rank #12: Ep 31: Branding the Look and Tone of Your Business
Branding is so much more than colors, fonts and pretty pictures—it’s about creating an identity. When you make a purchase, whether you realize it or not, you’re choosing that brand over another because you feel it represents you. So you may recall in Episode 2 of the podcast, we talked about the look, tone and feel of your brand. But in this episode, I want to take a deeper dive on the look and tone, so that when you’re audience interacts with your business, they know it’s for them! One of my absolute favorites—best-selling author and CEO of Storybrand—Donald Miller, is back! He’ll unpack his Storybrand concept for us, and y’all, this is a powerful way to grow your customers and your profits. If you’re dreaming up your brand right now or your existing brand isn’t connecting, you need to hear this interview. Plus, I’ll answer your business questions from Business Boutique events! 1:03 The Look and Tone of Your Branding 18:37 Interview with Donald Miller 50:09 Preparing Your Business for Christmas 53:04 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 62:01 Homework Get Christy's Style Guide by filling out the form here! — To save $10 on any Business Boutique Nashville ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at email@example.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
Rank #13: Ep 34: Excuses That Steal Your Time
Time management and life balance are a struggle for—I’m just guessing—every adult on the planet. Amen? So in this episode, we’re going to go beyond surface-level issues like how to time block your schedule. Instead, we’ll dig deeper and I’ll teach you how to overcome the underlying issue: Making excuses. I’ll share the top five excuses I hear that steal your time, and how to kick them to the curb. When you can overcome these excuses, you make room for actual life change! My guest this week is author and speaker Laura Vanderkam. She’s done extensive research on exactly how people spend their time, and she’ll share her time management secrets with us! Plus, I’ll answer your business questions from Business Boutique events! 1:13 Five Excuses That Steal Your Time 21:58 Interview with Laura Vanderkam 54:59 Back to Basics: Your Why 60:14 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 67:35 Homework Get Christy's 25 Ways to Protect Your Time Guide by filling out the form here! To save $5 on any Business Boutique 1-Day ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
Rank #14: Ep 16: Recognizing Your Gifts
I want to spend this podcast episode teaching you how to recognize your unique gifts! I’ll talk about the difference between gifts, passions and strengths, and how to identify the unlikely things that may actually be gifts in your life. My friend and Business Boutique event host Annie F. Downs will share how she realized her unique gifts of entertaining, speaking, and writing—and how she uses them today. Plus, we’ll hear from Karmen Smith, owner of Pray Big—a company that makes prayer journals.
Rank #15: Ep 12: How to Find Your Business Idea
Finding your business idea can be a daunting task, but I’m going to make it a whole lot easier. In this episode, I’ll focus on you Dreamers out there. We’ll identify your strengths and help you zone in on your best idea. My guest this week is blogger and friend of Business Boutique, Jess Connolly! Her business was born during a time when she and her family were struggling. She’ll talk to us about how she got her business idea, how she decides what to write about, and her strategy for making money bl
Rank #16: Ep 11: How to Make the Most of Social Media
I’ll break down how to turn fans and followers into customers. I’ll share the step-by-step formula to make it happen. My guest this week is social media and marketing expert Amy Porterfield. She’ll reveal the 3 most common mistakes she sees business owners make when it comes to social media. She’ll also give us tips on how to increase fan engagement on Facebook. Plus, Christi Ratcliff, will inspire you by explaining how she overcame fear and put herself out there, and the growth she’s seen as a re
Rank #17: Ep 55: Making a Social Media Strategy That Works
It’s time to talk about building a social media strategy that works. I’m going to break this down into seven ways for you to step up your social media strategy to attract more followers. My guest this week is Amy Jo Martin. She is the author of the book, Renegades Write the Rules, and host of the Why Not Now? podcast. I also have a Challenge for you to determine your social media boundaries.
Rank #18: Ep 38: Hitting Big Goals By Winning Small
Let’s talk about goals for your business—but not big, huge, overwhelming goals. Instead, we’ll talk about tiny, baby, daily, micro goals. These are the smaller goals along the way that it takes to get to the finish line. In this episode, I’ll teach you how to break down your big goals into weekly and then daily goals so you can actually achieve them! My guest this week is speaker, best-selling author, podcast host and my good friend, Chris Hogan. He’ll get real practical with us about how to eliminate excuses and chase down our results so that we can run businesses and lives that we’re proud of. And Chris and I will answer your burning business questions together! Our success story this week is Naomi Duncan, owner of Naomi Ruth Photography. Naomi has grown her humble hobby into a business that brings her over $40K per year on the side! 1:08 Hitting Big Goals By Winning Small 12:03 Interview with Chris Hogan 41:22 BB Success Story with Naomi Duncan 52:29 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 64:11 Homework Get Christy's Goal Setting Tool by filling out the form here! To save $5 on any Business Boutique 1-Day ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at email@example.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
Rank #19: Ep 46: Use Your Gifts to Make a Difference
In this episode, I’ll talk about the difference between taking credit and needing credit, taking control of your own happiness, and why a big platform doesn’t guarantee a big impact. My guest this week is Shelley Giglio. She has made it her life’s mission to elevate others above herself. Our incredible success story this week is Stacy MacDonald, owner of a jewelry line called made.
Rank #20: Ep 44: How to Know If Your Business Ideas Will Work
If you want to start a business of any kind and you want it to work, your idea needs to be based on two things. In this episode, I’ll walk you through examples of how to determine which of your business ideas meet this criteria. I interview my good friend, Ken Coleman. Ken is an author, a speaker, and the host of The Ken Coleman Show and the EntreLeadership Podcast.