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The Make Money Your Honey Podcast

How do you build a business that is both profitable and enjoyable? Each Tuesday, join Amanda Abella, top sales trainer and business coach for women, as she interviews guests who are making big money, having an impact and having a good time doing it. If you have a business, want to start a business or simply want to build wealth with a no-nonsense approach this podcast is for you.
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Dec 22, 2020

Leadership Lessons in a Time of Crisis

 

This year's theme has been leadership, which is where the biggest lessons and growth opportunities have happened. Many times my growth opportunities have really pushed me out of my comfort zone. 

 

If you're in business, you'll end up in situations where you are taking a leadership role. There will be situations of crisis, hopefully not to the extent we've had in 2020 again. I make a joke that if we can get through this year, we can go through anything! Future challenges are going to be a cakewalk in comparison to 2020. 

Pay Attention to Variables You Can Control

If we paid attention and took care of variables we could control, we can have a very bright future. Throughout all of 2020, this is the approach my team took, and I'm very proud of how my team handled this chaotic year!

Listen in to find out:

  • Leadership lessons learned from 2020
  • Why money doesn’t trigger me anymore
  • How outsourcing is vital for company growth
  • Why you should focus on variables you can control
  • How taking risk can give you more opportunities

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/chaotic-year-in-review-part-2

Dec 15, 2020

Gratitude for My Team and Tribe

This year, 2020, has been a hell of a unique year that's been embedded with lessons. Lessons that have pushed me to grow in ways that wouldn't have happened otherwise.

I am super proud of this community because we have grown like crazy this year. I'm also proud of my core team and Steve's production team, who edits this podcast. I also want to thank my sales team, whom I hired in April and was barely around to train them because I was so busy. They really stepped up to the plate and have come up with some very cool ideas for this community that has helped us grow so much.

I also want to express gratitude for my mentors this year, mentors as Michael Burt, Rachel Rogers, David Nagel. I mean, y'all really came through for me this year. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart! You deserve a round of applause!

One of the exciting things that I've learned is always to pay attention to your intuition. I started getting a sense about four years ago that I needed to make considerable changes to my business.

 

Listen in to find out:

  • Why you should always trust your intuition
  • The importance of acting on your intuition
  • Challenges associated with a year of uncertainty
  • How we pivoted to accommodate the new market
  • Why every business needs a system

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/chaotic-year-in-review-part-1

Dec 8, 2020

People have a damn hard time sticking to goals. Most New Year's goals fade away for 80% of people after two to three weeks! Creating and sticking to your goals isn't an easy thing to do.

Of course, I will be a little tough on you and use words like 'discipline,' which isn't a word on your most-used vocabulary list. However, our focus is on achieving goals, which means you'll need the discipline to get what you want! However, you don't have to see discipline as a straight-laced authoritarian definition. I'll show you how to think about this concept differently and more invitingly.

 

Listen in to find out:

  • Why you should make your sales goals challenging
  • How to implement a reward system for yourself
  • What you can do to make your sales goals fun
  • The importance of setting a growth goal
  • Why you should stick to your decision
  • How I came about with my process of ‘seed planting’

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/developing-challenging-and-fun-sales-goals

Dec 1, 2020

This year has been on the top of my crazy list, with the most recent event being the presidential race. Several times throughout 2020, I have stood up and shared my beliefs and views, and if you didn't know, I voted for Joe Biden. I've publicly expressed my views on that, and I've also stood up to blatant and very unfortunate Injustices that we've seen in 2020.

Whether on the news, out in daily life, and in certain industries, some deplorable things have happened in the coaching and financial space this year.


People Haven't Stepped Up to the Plate for Social Injustice

People who have not stepped up to the plate? Audiences are not okay with that anymore. I bring this up because last week, while the election was going on, I was sharing election memes. I had expressed where I stood on the issues we were voting for when I had some DMs come into my message box. Many people were super supportive; however, I did have messages that asked me if I should really choose a political side. People asked me if I wasn't afraid that I would lose money, over-expressing my opinion.

Listen in to find out:

  • Why you should use your platform against social injustices
  • How speaking your mind can make you more money
  • When you should speak up
  • What my followers are saying about my political views
  • Why you shouldn’t stay silent about what you believe in
  • How to be a leader others can look up to


For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/how-to-use-your-platform-to-fight-against-injustice

Nov 24, 2020

To scale my business, my team and I are still building out systems. We've added new modules to Persuade To Profit, hired an enrollment team, and to work in our community for our community. Why? Because I'm playing the long game.

 

I'm thinking more about the bigger picture, bigger vision. What is the strategy? Where's my business going to be in three years? Based on these questions, I can develop a game plan to build bigger and better scaling.

 

Listen in to find out:

  • How to expand your mindset in 2020
  • Staying focused on the long-game
  • Why scaling is the best way to grow your business
  • Challenges of scaling your business
  • Getting up from a crash and burn mistake

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/how-to-play-the-long-game-in-business

Nov 17, 2020

One big mindset shift that has helped me in 2020 is getting over my fear of expansion. We are in a time of expansion because most people will get scared, and they're going to contract. They're not going to move because they are letting their emotions take over. As a result, they're probably going to make some bad decisions.

I'm going to decide to expand because it's in these moments of huge contraction that the top business owners decide to expand. How can they expand in these crazy times?

Listen in to find out:

  • How to expand your business in these crazy times
  • Why you shouldn’t play small
  • How you can be more comfortable with conflict
  • Why you need to create and stick to your mission
  • Being mindful of choosing business and personal expansion

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/growing-your-business-when-the-world-is-on-fire

Nov 10, 2020

Despite everything going on, I believe we're sitting on the opportunity of a lifetime. We can't do all the stuff we like to do, such as traveling, getting my nails done, getting a massage, checking out a restaurant, or moving about freely without worry.

We are all stuck at home for the time being because of a pandemic. We are most likely never going to have an opportunity like this again in our lifetime.

Typical distractions are gone. We are currently experiencing a "new normal" phase, which is giving us the opportunity of a lifetime. Time is now being granted to us as we speak.

Listen in to find out:

  • What you should ignore in 2020
  • Action items you need to take right now
  • How you can create your future self today
  • What you should consider to make 2021 a great year
  • Three steps you can take to get to the other side of 2020

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/make-2020-the-year-of-self-transformation

Nov 3, 2020

I've received two questions multiple times this year.

Question number one is "Amanda, how do I make sales right now when the world is on fire?"

Number two is, "How have I kept my company growing?" We've had more visibility than ever and never stopped enrolling clients.

Although our economic climate is a little crazy, our business keeps growing. We are onboarding our latest team members and taking in multiple five figures, not just in sales, but in cash revenue collected every month by launching cool projects.

When the whole shutdown over the pandemic happened, I went in to talk to my team that Monday morning. I said, "Suit up. This is war." General Amanda came out.

This past year has been one where you see who rises to the top and who crumbles. No one is safe. Who rises to the occasion, rises to the top, and comes out a winner?

Listen in to find out:

  • Leadership mindset and how it can work for you
  • How my team tackled the pandemic crisis
    What you need to know about having a winning attitude

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/the-year-to-have-a-winning-mentality

Oct 27, 2020

People Don't Sell Because They are Afraid of Rejection

So many of us fear rejection. Although this is natural to fear, we don't have to take it so damn personally. Once you go through so many calls, you don't really care because rejection doesn't bother you anymore. Most people don't give themselves enough of an opportunity or put themselves in enough of those situations to get to that point of not caring about rejection. When you no longer give a shit, that's when you have conviction. At this point, you close more people.

The issue with people who are attempting sales is that as business owners, they go into sales calls like they're interviewing for a job, and that's not the way you do it at all. Learn how to grow your business with killer sales when you sign up for Persuade to Profit and get rid of your fear of sales!

Listen in to find out:

  • How you can sell without coming off as a sleazy car salesman
  • Why integrity is key to becoming a great salesperson
  • How you can get over your fear of rejection
  • How a great salesperson responds to the word “no”


For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/how-to-replace-fear-of-rejection-in-sales-with-integrity-and-conviction

Oct 20, 2020

I definitely fear success, way more than I fear failure, which also leads to the feeling of rejection. You can move past rejection dragging you down by experiencing rejection a million times. The same rules apply to failure. Today, I'll dive into the fear of failure as many people struggle with this barrier.

What is the Fear of Failure?

What is the fear of failure, and how do people obtain this fear in their lives? People are afraid of judgment and what other people think of them. This bleeds over into business when you create your content for marketing your brand. Will people like what I created? Fear of marketing, sales, success, and fear of failure. One common denominator they all have is I'm afraid of what other people are going to think of me and my business.

Listen in to find out:

  • How imposter syndrome will stop you from succeeding
  • Why you shouldn’t live up to others expectations of you
  • How the school system sets you up for failure
  • Signs and symptoms you suffer from imposter syndrome


For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/how-imposter-syndrome-leads-to-failure

Oct 13, 2020

At least half of my clients encompass the fear of success. They are afraid of the expansion and growth of their company. I know this is something I struggle with, and I have a mentor who's helping me process my fear. I'd like to share some examples as to why people might fear success, along with tips and strategies that have helped me move past this fear.

Remember, challenges are also growth opportunities. They are an opportunity for you to be better and do better, to reach your potential because that is where the growth really is. Growth comes from challenge and being uncomfortable. Remember, if you have bigger problems, you are growing, and you are expanding.

 

Listen in to find out:

  • My fear of failure lesson
  • Why you and your business needs to move past this fear
  • How staying small can keep you broke
  • Why you need to ignore negative criticism and judgement
  • How you can thrive when you let go of this fear!

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/how-to-get-over-your-fear-of-success

Oct 6, 2020

You listen to this podcast because you want to make money. With your goal of making money, one action item you need to really move on is to let others know you exist. Show people how you can solve their problems and let them know your shit is real!

Why You Need to Put Yourself Out There

Put yourself out there and just go for it. Stop living up to other people's expectations and creating actions that only create happiness in others. When you play to other people, you're just putting your own dreams on the back burner.

Resonate with Others to Get Results

Resonate with people to get the results you want to see in your business growth. Have you put content out there, and it hasn't worked? There are a specific method and action steps you put out there to make people move to buy your product. This action step is a skill you can learn, and we teach you that skill set in our course, Persuade to Profits.

Listen in to find out:

  • Why self-promotion doesn’t make you narcissistic
  • How you can promote your business and sales
  • Why the world needs your services
  • How to get over the fear of self-promotion
  • Steps to separate yourself from the fear of judgement of others

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/promote-yourself-and-your-business-with-confidence

Sep 29, 2020

There's so much financial flux going on. I see many of you looking for opportunities in this changing economic world, which is why I'm focusing this show on how to make money quickly - the legitimate way.

Your Homework to Make Money

I'm going to start giving homework on these podcast episodes. I want you to think about the big problems being created right now? With everything we have going on, what kind of work experience and toolset do I have that can help others solve their problems? Create a set of solutions to three issues that you're seeing. Get creative, start brainstorming, and work through your list of ideas.

Once you've made a list of solutions, make sure to check out our class, How to Start a Coaching Business in 2020.

 

Listen in to find out:

  • The barriers stopping you from making money
  • Why you should sell high ticket dollar items
  • How to deal with objections from potential clients
  • Steps to take to create financial independence


For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/how-to-make-money-quickly-the-legit-way

Sep 22, 2020

There is a time and a place to use debt. Besides buying a home and student loans, debt can constructively be used to make a calculated move in your business.  

 

Let's stop listening to society about debt. Clearly, society doesn't know what it's doing, and that's why so many people have problems. Another false belief is that we think our entire lives revolve around our credit score. Although this is an integral part of your financial life, it's not your whole economic life.

 

What I Learned From Paying Off All My Debt

 

I was the person who would try and pay off all my debt in full every month. However, I didn't leave with myself with enough cash. And let me tell you when shit hits the fan, money is what's king, and cash is what matters. My lesson that I learned is that cash flow is more critical than your debt.

We're taught to pay off debt and to rid yourself of the shame of being in debt. So we use self-inflicted torture, such as eating rice and beans, to save as much money as we can to pay off our debt.

Listen in to find out:

  • The falsehoods society wants you to believe about debt
  • When you should take on more debt
  • How you can cut expenses to pay off debt
  • Collapsing time with debt
  • Why your home shouldn’t be your only debt
  • When you should not take on debt
  • Why you should stop torturing yourself by eating rice and beans

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/your-debt-repayment-plan-is-ass-backward

Sep 15, 2020

Certain aspects of building a business seem like they're very far away. However, you want to start thinking about these business elements to avoid problems and mistakes down the road. The earlier you start being proactive about specific business areas, the better off you will be in the long term.

Moving from self-employed to business owner and CEO is a transition of epic momentum, process, and energy. When done correctly, with the right mindset, it will set you up for ultimate business success.

Getting Into a CEO Mindset

I was getting into that CEO mindset, learning to leverage systems, my knowledge, and people.

When I created content for myself full-time instead of creating content for others, I ended up benefiting by making more money for myself than I did making content for other businesses. That was a switch - to build a business model that gave me more time.

Listen in to find out:

  • How to create a scalable business model
  • Why you shouldn’t wear too many hats
  • When you should hire a team
  • The mindset of a successful CEO
  • How creating a scalable company equates to more income

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/self-employed-to-ceo

Sep 8, 2020

You may know someone who has become a coach because they've given others advice and are good at it. They may have fallen into coaching or consulting, and now they are trying to figure out how to make this a sustainable business. They may be trying to figure out how to build their online presence.

Many people join my Persuade to Profit program when they reach this spot. When they join, I hear many stories from what they've encountered with previous programs online. I listened to a story from a new member this morning, where she was a part of another business training program, and the sales tactics that they were teaching her were all about manipulation.

Why You Should Take Money Seriously

From the beginning, people are in business to make money, period! Some people get mad when I tell them they have to make money. I run a business, and I plan on helping a ton of people, which requires many resources. It would be best if you thought about this big picture from the beginning of your enterprise.

Many people do their business because they like it, but that's not a business. That's more of a hobby. So do you have an expensive hobby, or do you have a company? If you have a business, there is a focus on money and revenue.

I want you to start thinking about what types of resources you are going to need for the future because I want you to avoid problems in the future. I want you to start thinking about pricing yourself for profitability from the beginning.

 

Listen in to find out:

  • When you should scale your business
  • How to start growing your business
  • When you should hire someone for assistance
  • Devaluing yourself and why that hurts your business
  • Creating long-term business goals 
  • Why you have to take money seriously

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/entrepreneur-baby-steps-to-scaling-your-business

Sep 1, 2020

If you've built a "successful business," and you are working 24 seven, have no time to yourself, and can't even pay yourself a salary, something is off. I have multiple six-figure businesses that are scaling to seven. Even though we're making the same amount of money, I'm working fewer hours. I pay myself a salary.

Listen in to find out:

  • Why you have to pay yourself a salary
  • How to tell if your business is successful
  • Key indicators that your business isn’t doing well
  • Why you need to scale your business

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/your-business-isnt-successful-if-you-cant-pay-yourself

Aug 25, 2020

We have clients who come from differing religious backgrounds, many of whom are Christian-based. Many of these clients have struggled with the idea of making money. I grew up Catholic, and I don't remember hearing that Jesus doesn't like money.

We're living in a world that emphasizes being socially conscious, which is excellent. However, many people equate being socially aware of having a low-income lifestyle. Who said you had to be anti-capitalism to be socially conscious?

You may have a big heart, want to change the world, fight for social justice, and I am 100% with you on this subject. However, some of you are too busy fighting instead of thinking strategically.

Listen in to find out:

  • Why you aren’t an evil person if you want to make money
  • How money changes the world
  • Why changing your money mindset can make the world a better place
  • How you can be a leader instead of a fighter on social media
  • Why you can’t just make money “appear” when you only visualize

For more information, go to https://www.amandaabella.com/jesus-the-market-capitalist-with-integrity

Aug 18, 2020

You can make money easily and have integrity. You don't have to compromise your values or belief system to make seven figures. Know that you aren't a bad person if it's easy for you to make money, even if it's not so easy for other people to make more income.

My New Money Mantra

My new mantra is: I want to work easy and smart because I've worked too hard for long enough. I've been leaning into this philosophy, even when it makes me uncomfortable. I seek out smarter ways of working; I gain confidence and get more strategic about money. At this point, the money starts flowing more fluidly.

Listen in to find out:

  • Why you may not be getting consistent income with your business
  • The negative mindset that keeps you from making money
  • Programming we grow up with that tells us money is hard
  • Why you need to have a process in place to make money in your company

https://www.amandaabella.com/how-to-work-smart-instead-of-hard

Aug 11, 2020

Money is All Around Us

There's always money all around us that changes direction every day. Even now, in the worst of circumstances, money is available. You may be struggling in business from allowing the craziness of the world to get to you. Or maybe your business model isn't working as a result of the pandemic. Perhaps you lost your job, and you don't have another job lined up.

I know many of you who are reading this blog might not be in a good position right now. However, there are still people making money, and you can create income as well. No matter what economic climate, there is an opportunity to bring in cash. I want to give you some tips to get into that mindset. Start finding solutions to your income issues.

Listen in to find out:

  • Why I’m predicting wealth
  • How positive programming can redirect your thinking
  • Why you should take the news off
  • What news you should listen to right now
  • How to get into the right groups online
  • How to shift to a win-win attitude

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/make-money-in-any-economy

Aug 4, 2020

I'm obsessed with sales because the sales process changed my life so much! When I started, I had no idea what I was doing, and I wasn't very good at closing. Once I understood how to have that conversation, ask for money, negotiate, and deal with objections, I could then successfully close the sale. I do believe this is an essential skill set that will move you forward in your business.

 

Selling Feels Awkward

 

Anytime you are working through a learning process, you don't quite know what you are doing or how to execute correctly. Similar to riding a bike, you're going to wobble, fall over, and sometimes scrape your knee. You may even be falling over the place! That's a good learning process that everyone, even experienced salespeople, has gone through at the beginning of their sales training. Initially, you won't be very good at sales until you've learned the tools you need to sell and practice, practice, practice!

 

Listen in to find out:

  • How you can get passed the feeling of awkwardness in sales
  • Why practicing sales makes you a better sales person
  • What skills and tools you need to become a successful salesperson
  • Why you should take the time to learn how to sell
  • How rejection is part of the sales game
  • Why you must be OK with your style and brand
  • The importance of understanding your sales lead before your first call

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/overcoming-rejection-in-sales-part-2

Jul 28, 2020

Rejection is Part of Sales

Rejection is part of the game. Once you realize that rejection is a normal part of sales, you will feel liberated! One reason why people may be so scared of rejection is that they are people pleasers at heart. When you're a people pleaser, you want everybody to like you, and that makes rejection very hard to deal with in business.

Additionally, there are those of us who don't want to be risk-takers. These people want to be safe and stay average. They want to avoid risk, not screw up their money, and especially avoid risky situations. When you avoid risk, you will inevitably stay away from situations where you might get rejected, and therefore, miss opportunities. Putting yourself out there for a chance or opportunity is scary and pours fear into your heart. When you work past to the other side of your fear, you’ll free yourself and make your sale!

Listen in to find out:

  • How to make money and erase the fear of rejection
  • Why you should accept and embrace rejection
  • The difference between rejection and objection in sales
  • Why the fear of criticism will keep you poor
  • How you can become confident in sales

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/overcoming-rejection-in-sales-part-1

Jul 21, 2020

Why Your Call to Action is SO Important to Get Warm Leads

Many times, clients and new business owners I talk to are missing one essential key aspect of a marketing system. And what I've noticed is they were missing this one aspect of a marketing system that would make their lives and their sales a lot easier. The component they are missing is to have a call for action. Additionally, they need easily accessible information on how to purchase or sign-up for what they are offering from their business.

First, you need a call to action

You'll notice that I almost never post anything on social media without a call to action. When you join me on my live video there's an offer for you to join a free class that I'm doing at 2:00 PM EST the same day I have my live video for aspiring coaches and consultants. Now that you've indicated interest, you're a warm lead. I have basic information on what you like, along with your contact information, and that helps warm up sale leads.

 

Listen in to find out:

  • Where to find leads for your business
  • Why Your Call to Action is SO Important
  • Mistakes entrepreneurs commonly make when using social media
  • Why people need what your business has to offer
  • How to Capture Lead Information
  • Easy opt-ins that will capture information for warm leads

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/how-to-get-thousands-of-warm-leads-for-free-part-ii

Jul 14, 2020

There are three building blocks for a business to be profitable: The system, the influence, and sales.

Many of us start with influence by posting content on social media, except you have zero systems put in place. You don't know what you're selling or to whom you're selling. You most likely are not priced for profitability and don't understand the customer process.

Another issue that might occur is you may have systems, but no one knows who you are. Likewise, you may have a system and influence, but you don't know how to sell your product or service. You don't understand how to have that conversation and how to close. Also, you may lack a sales process and aren't sure how to talk about money. How are you going to deal with objections? On what platform should you prospect for new clients?

Listen in to find out:

  • How to use the three pillars of success in your business
  • How the three pillars of success can bring profit to your company
  • Mistakes entrepreneurs commonly make when using the three pillars
  • Why having thousands of followers on social media doesn’t equate to making money

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/how-to-get-thousands-of-warm-leads-for-free-part-1

Jul 7, 2020

Hitting Massive Walls in Your Business

I was unemployed ten years ago. I understand what you're going through and my team. We know there's a lot going on right now and why businesswomen and men need valuable information now, more than ever. I decided we're going to give you free workshops. Look for the free classes tab on my website and sign up for all of them today! We have different subjects like how to start a coaching business, how to improve your sales.

How Perfectionism Blocks Money

There are many reasons why perfectionism blocks money. Let's start with you, in particular. To make money, you need to be OK with making money. It sounds so simple, but in reality, many people aren't OK with earning high-dollar income. If you enter into business transactions and your concern is about being liked rather than respected, you're not going to make any money.

Nourish Yourself

I'm nourishing myself because I've forgotten to take care of myself in this crazy time. Those of us who are perfectionists, we have forgotten to feed ourselves because we've been too busy nourishing everybody else. Pivot and ride this next week on a different energy vibration, a different tone. Be back in the saddle and focused on the task at hand.

Listen in to find out:

  • Questions perfectionists ask themselves
  • Why being real on social media is refreshing
  • How perfectionism can stop you from making money
  • The role perfectionism has in over-giving
  • How validation can play a role in perfectionism
  • Why people can’t relate to perfectionism
  • The importance of nourishing yourself

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/how-to-overcome-perfectionism-part-2

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