The Keeping It Personal Show

Teri Johnson

The Keeping it Personal show, hosted by Teri Johnson, strives to bridge the gap in women's lives, personally and professionally. Through authentic conversations with leading experts and real women on topics that are relevant to moving you forward in all areas of your life: emotionally, spiritually, in health & wellness, financially, professionally, and in relationships. We encourage balance. We empower. We equip you with tools to grow. Join the conversation! read less

053. Healthy Relationships, STRONG Marriages, and YOUR messaging!
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053. Healthy Relationships, STRONG Marriages, and YOUR messaging!
Get ready to dive into an enlightening episode as Teri welcomes Deborah Skomba, a Christian therapist and life coach specializing in healthy relationships and marriages. With 40 years of marriage under her belt, Deb unveils the secret to a strong relationship: keeping Christ at the center. Whether working with willing couples or those facing challenges, she guides them toward healing and restoration. Discover the transformative power of God's love in overcoming relationship struggles. Don't miss this episode filled with motivation, inspiration, and practical advice to strengthen your relationships. Tune in now and embrace the possibilities!   [08:34 - 17:35] Forgiveness, Healing, and Communication for Healthy Relationships • Leaning into opportunities and staying focused on goals • Focusing on healthy marriages • Pre-marital counseling and marital coaching • Marriage Manifesto: an 8-week program to tear down walls and build a bridge • Healing, forgiveness, communication, and understanding of individual selves   [17:35 - 25:42] Deborah's 40-Year Marriage Secret Revealed • We come into a marriage whole, not to complete each other, so it is important to turn the mirror around and look at our own selves • The secret to a long marriage is keeping it Christ-centered • Deborah works with couples who are willing and those whose spouses aren't • She had seen marriages fully restored, even when divorce seemed like the easy way out   [25:43 - 27:34] God's Love: Keeping Relationships Christ-Centered Through the Good, Bad, Ugly, and Beautiful • Embracing your story involves accepting the good, bad, and ugly of the past • Deborah helps women become their best version of themselves through Christ-centered conversations • God is good and knows our hearts • We need to keep trying new things to get different results • Christ-centered relationships are possible   Connect with Deborah! LinkedIn, Facebook or visit the Webpage: Heart to Heart Coaching.com   Quotes:  "The secret to a long marriage is keeping it Christ-centered and keeping Christ in it." - Deborah Skomba   If you’re feeling disconnected and looking for a place to plug in – we would LOVE to connect with YOU and have you as a guest at our VIRTUAL Gathering! We meet each week to network, collaborate, encourage each other, and discuss strategies to grow our businesses. Just go to https://keepingitpersonal.com/vipguest to pick your date and get registered!
052.  How Honest Conversations With God can Help you Gain Clarity for Your Business
May 29 2023
052. How Honest Conversations With God can Help you Gain Clarity for Your Business
Teri Johnson welcomes Megan Nilsen, who invites us into her extraordinary journey of intertwining faith into the fabric of everyday life, from being a loving adoptive mom of four to embarking on her own coaching venture. Prepare to discover Megan's transformative two-way journaling blueprint, a twelve-step process that fosters profound conversations with God and heightens awareness of His presence. Delve into the power of this practice, as it cultivates gratitude, provides clarity in decision-making, and instills unwavering trust in divine guidance. Megan also imparts invaluable advice to women entrepreneurs, encouraging self-trust, individuality, finding your voice, and shedding the weight of others' opinions. Her conversation is packed with valuable takeaways on relationships and spiritual growth that will empower listeners to live their best life possible.   [00:01 - 07:22] Introducing Megan Nelson • Megan lives in Colorado Springs, CO, and is a mom of four (two biological and two adopted from Ethiopia) • She started her coaching business three years ago and has been speaking, writing, and refining her work ever since • Her book focuses on how honest conversations with God can help gain   [07:22 - 14:34] Unpacking the Blueprint for Deeper Transformation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Two-Way Journaling with God • Introduced to the concept of two-way journaling • Received a blueprint from the Holy Spirit for a deeper practice of journaling • Explains scripture in context and puts it in the context of the book • The Beautiful Exchange Blueprint has 12 steps • First step is to get rooted in scripture • Second step is to record the key message from the passage   [14:34 - 21:50] Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude: A Step-by-Step Guide to Connecting with God Through Journaling • Third step is to recognize God's goodness. • Fourth step of journaling is to release and request, setting a timer for 4 minutes • Fifth step is to receive God's perspective and fill up your spirit with His word • God speaks through circumstances, wise counsel, internal peace, other people's stories of faith, visions, and dreams, our own thoughts, creation, supernatural manifestations, signs of wonders, scripture, still small whispers   [21:50 - 28:44] Accessing God's Wisdom Through Journaling: A Step-by-Step Guide to Renewing Your Mind and Reaching Out for Confirmation • Sixth step is to reread and review what you wrote; pay attention to keywords/phrases • Seventh step is to renew your mind, find the specific truth God wants you to know • Eight step is to release and replace - move from flesh to spirit • Ninth step is to respond with action or a step of faith • Tenth step is to explore any resistance • Eleventh step is to reach out for confirmation • Twelfth step is to testify and thanks God for the revelation   [28:44 - 32:23] Discovering How to Trust Yourself and Find Freedom • Megan has a bookmark at HearingGodBookmark.com, which provides five questions to reflect on if what you're hearing is your thoughts or God's thoughts • Advice for 15 year old self: trust yourself more, be your own person, have a voice, don't care too much about what others think   Connect with Megan! Facebook or visit the website: meganbnilsen.com     Quotes: "I know that I'm going after something, and I really care how this turns out, and I'm gonna release the control. So what does the Lord replace it with? The Lord replaces it with trust that he's in control of the outcome." Megan Nilsen   If you’re feeling disconnected and looking for a place to plug in – we would LOVE to connect with YOU and have you as a guest at our VIRTUAL Gathering! We meet each week to network, collaborate, encourage each other, and discuss strategies to grow our businesses. Just go to https://keepingitpersonal.com/vipguest to pick your date and get registered!
051.  Faith AND Business Fit Together!
May 22 2023
051. Faith AND Business Fit Together!
Christian women, business owners, entrepreneurs, and sales professionals can weave their faith into their businesses. Teri and Jen explore the importance of having God as the CEO, using faith as a business compass, embracing the power of prayer, and treating people with respect, empathy, integrity, and love.   Get inspired by this conversation about how to bring faith and business together while trusting in God's promises over our businesses.   If you want to grow in your faith and dive deeper into this topic, grab the F.A.I.T.H Based Formula 5 Part Audio Series Here » http://keepingitpersonal.com/faith   Need help moving the needle forward in your business? Book your Power Call here » https://keepingitpersonal.com/powercall   [00:01 - 08:10] Weaving Faith Into Your Business • Teri discusses strategies to help women start, grow or scale their business • Weaving faith into business is a frequently asked question • Jen joins the conversation to provide a different perspective • Practical ways to represent faith in business without being a ‘Bible Thumper’ • Women are the same regardless of faith and should not leave it at the door   [08:10 - 16:02] Unlocking the Power of Prayer to Bring God Into Your Business • Deciding who's on the throne and making God the CEO of our business • Seeking Him first for wisdom, guidance, and inspiration • Using faith as our business compass to navigate the muddy waters • Embracing faith as a guiding force toward success and purpose • Utilizing scripture as a true north to get back on track • Power of prayer to bring God into every nook and cranny of personal and professional life • Taking a moment to pause and pray when overwhelmed or frazzled.   [16:02 - 23:44] Weaving Faith and Business Together • Prayer is an important part of faith and business and can be done in different ways. • Inviting God into conversations and meetings can bring peace and insight. • Marketplace ministry is showing up, being interested, valuing others, loving without judging, and taking the high road in every situation. • People remember how you make them feel more than what you say to them.   [23:45 - 28:49] How to Embody Humility, Gratitude, and Kindness in Your Professional Life • Businesses are not just about products and services but also about spreading love, compassion, kindness, respect, empathy, ethical practices, etc. • Inviting God into all the equations behind the scenes in our hearts • Weaving faith in business without leading with it • Planting seeds of kindness and love for a ripple effect • Having Jesus as a firm foundation for personal and professional lives   Quotes:   "Seek first the kingdom of God, and all of these things will be added onto you. And so that also includes our business." - Teri Johnson   "Nurturing that spirit of humility, gratitude, and kindness will always serve you well, hands down." - Teri Johnson     If you’re feeling disconnected and looking for a place to plug in – we would LOVE to connect with YOU and have you as a guest at our VIRTUAL Gathering! We meet each week to network, collaborate, encourage each other, and discuss strategies to grow our businesses. Just go to https://keepingitpersonal.com/vipguest to pick your date and get registered!
050. From Brainstorm to Bank Account
May 15 2023
050. From Brainstorm to Bank Account
Teri and Jen explore the journey from idea inception to financial success by using the Refined Method, a methodology based on the “6 M’s.” Whether you're a fledgling entrepreneur or a seasoned professional aiming for the six-figure mark, this strategy can help you navigate the often rocky road to business success.    They dive into reverse engineering your goals, preparing for potential obstacles, and using faith-based scriptures to stay motivated. Plus, they offer advice on how to craft an effective internal messaging system before beginning any business venture. From market research to testing the market and creating a revenue roadmap, this episode has all the tips you need to take your idea from brainstorming to bank account within 60-90 days.    If you’ve got an idea you want to take to launch – and need help navigating the process – we are here to help!! Book your power call with us here » https://keepingitpersonal.com/powercall [00:01 - 15:27] Mindset and Message: The Foundations of Success  Mindset is crucial in business. This involves maintaining a positive and focused attitude, addressing self-doubts, and being prepared for obstacles.  A good mindset requires reverse engineering one's goals to envision the future of the business and the lifestyle it should enable, taking into account one's current situation and capacity. Navigating the business journey requires resilience and proactive management of various mindset issues, such as fears, feelings of inadequacy, and beliefs about money and worthiness.  It's crucial to be clear on your messaging to avoid confusion and potential missed opportunities. Messaging in a business is two-fold; Internal and External As a business grows and scales, there will be tweaks. It’s important to have a clear initial foundation, but the vision, mission, core values, and even target market may get clearer and more specific over time. [15:26 - 31:53] Uncovering Your Target Market and Monetizing Your Business Identifying the top 20 problems of your business. This list becomes your forward-facing message, assists in creating content, and forms the basis of your marketing strategy. Understanding your market is critical to creating a successful business: Know where your target market hangs out, their demographics, psychographic, and if there is a true need for what you’re offering Understanding how you’ll monetize your business by identifying products or services, considering different revenue streams, and understanding how payments will be collected.  [31:54 - 40:06] Mapping out and Measuring  The 7 phases of the Revenue Roadmap – Attract, Capture, Nurture, Convert, Deliver and Satisfy, Upsell, and Referrals Monitor and keep a pulse on what matters most in your business. Measure, review, and see what worked and what didn't. Quotes:   "When you're launching a business or taking even another revenue stream, and you're creating something new, there's always going to be stumbling blocks. And so we need to make sure that we've got some really solid practical things in place." – Teri Johnson   “We will puke on people if we don't have our messaging clear and we might miss some great opportunities for collaboration for potential clients.” – Teri Johnson    "Messaging and market are crucial. We need to do our research, we need to understand what it is, make sure that it's a viable product, and that it's priced accordingly in the market." – Teri Johnson    If you’re feeling disconnected and looking for a place to plug in – we would LOVE to connect with YOU and have you as a guest at our VIRTUAL Gathering! We meet each week to network, collaborate, encourage each other, and discuss strategies to grow our businesses. Just go to https://keepingitpersonal.com/vipguest to pick your date and get registered!
049. Stronger Than You Think: Tough times never last, but tough people do!
May 8 2023
049. Stronger Than You Think: Tough times never last, but tough people do!
Tough times can come in all shapes and forms, from curveballs in business to personal struggles. Acknowledging these challenges and seeking help is vital in navigating through them by holding God for guidance in difficult times and emphasizing the importance of praying for clarity. This episode is packed full of practical advice, personal stories, biblical wisdom, inspiration, encouragement, authenticity, and more! Everything you need to overcome tough times!     [00:01 - 06:01] Strategies to Overcome Tough Times and Build Business Confidence • Goal is to help businesses grow and make an impact • Tough times never last but tough people do • Conversation with Jen about getting through tough times • Seek God, prayer, and scripture for hope and strength • Definition of tough times is unique to each individual   [06:01 - 12:36] The Key to Getting Through Tough Times • Trusting in the Lord is the only hope during tough times • God brings love and peace that surpasses all understanding • Seeking God's word helps to find stability and truth • Tough times can include unmet goals, disappointments, and global issues • Tough people persevere and trust in God's plan and purpose   [12:36 - 18:51] The Power of Community and Accountability in Overcoming Challenges as an Entrepreneur • Importance of accountability and community • Finding a safe place to talk about struggles and receive encouragement • Example of reframing obstacles as opportunities for growth • Refined community for women entrepreneurs to support each other • Reminder that God's ways are higher than our own thoughts and experiences • Prayer for guidance in difficult situations   [18:51 - 19:55] Finding Strength and Hope in Tough Times • God is the author and perfector of life is important to turn to it • Encouragement for those going through tough times • Reminder that tough people last, not tough times • Importance of remembering where hope comes from     Quotes:   "Tough times never last but tough people do." - Teri Johnson   "When we're in those tough times, it's hard and overwhelming and brings up all of these negative emotions. And when I think about that, I want the opposite of that. And the opposite of that is God because God is love, and he just wraps us in that love and peace that surpasses all understanding." - Teri Johnson   If you’re feeling disconnected and looking for a place to plug in – we would LOVE to connect with YOU and have you as a guest at our VIRTUAL Gathering! We meet each week to network, collaborate, encourage each other, and discuss strategies to grow our businesses. Just go to https://keepingitpersonal.com/vipguest to pick your date and get registered!
048. The Accountability Advantage: Strategies for Goal Achievement and Personal Growth
May 1 2023
048. The Accountability Advantage: Strategies for Goal Achievement and Personal Growth
Summary: In this episode, Teri and Jen dive deep into topics that help you achieve personal growth and success. Terry begins by defining accountability as taking responsibility for one's actions or decisions and inviting another voice to hold them accountable. They emphasize that accountability doesn't have to be a chore or pushy but rather a tool that can help maintain focus, push through obstacles, and ultimately reach goals. Finally, they discuss the value of having an outsider perspective, as well as the need to hold plans loosely and pivot when necessary. So stay tuned! If you're looking for more information on high-level accountability coaching.   Highlights:  [00:01 - 06:11] Discovering the Power of Accountability for Personal and Professional Growth • Why accountability is a crucial ingredient for personal growth and success • How accountability helps maintain focus, push through obstacles, and hit goals • Inviting accountability brings in another voice to hold you accountable • Accountability can be implemented personally and professionally in six areas of personal perspective • The importance of having someone not emotionally attached to hold you accountable   [06:12 - 11:59] Strategies for Success • Why accountability is important for health and wellness. • Being part of an accountability group can be helpful. • Accountability can be unpaid or paid. • The importance of finding the right strategy for accountability that works for you. • Choosing an accountability buddy can be helpful to hold you accountable and not crumble when you do. • Goals need to be measurable and realistic for effective accountability.   [11:59 - 17:29] Tips for Making Accountability Fun and Effective • Gamifying tasks can make them more fun and enjoyable • Setting challenges or competitions with accountability partners • Using visual trackers or charts can provide motivation and a sense of accomplishment • Rewarding oneself for achieving goals is important for building momentum and positivity • Achieving goals with a high level of accountability and tough love • A safe space and good support from accountability partners can lead to long-term success.   [17:29 - 23:12] The Importance of Accountability and Consistent Progress in Achieving Goals • Analyzing how consistent accountability helps achieve goals in small, achievable steps • Uncovering internal blocks can have ripple effects on business growth • Holding plans loosely and being open to pivoting is important for success • Having an outsider's perspective can help see new possibilities and shift direction • How focusing on the positive and celebrating progress becomes a key to avoiding self-doubt and guilt • Understanding how growth is a journey, not a destination, and why every step forward counts.   [23:12 - 25:24] How focusing on wins can make a huge difference in reaching your goals • Focusing on wins and gratitude can make a huge difference in achieving goals • Starting conversations with positive notes is important for accountability • Accountability doesn't have to be boring or daunting; it can be fun and rewarding • Keeping it Personal offers help and encouragement for personal and professional goals   Quotes: "Gamify it. Have fun with it. Don't make it boring." Teri Johnson  "It's all about motivating and supporting each other, celebrating wins, holding each other accountable when things get tough." - Teri Johnson "What are the wins? What are the good things that happened since we last checked in? Because it does make such a huge difference and reminds us what's important and what to keep focusing on." - Jen Emslander "We just have to remind ourselves to celebrate the wins, even the small ones, as we just continue to keep pushing forward, and I think this can help with building the momentum when we take to." - Teri Johnson   If you’re feeling disconnected and looking for a place to plug in – we would LOVE to connect with YOU and have you as a guest at our VIRTUAL Gathering! We meet each week to network, collaborate, encourage each other, and discuss strategies to grow our businesses. Just go to https://keepingitpersonal.com/vipguest to pick your date and get registered!
047.Create a Social Strategy that Aligns with your Business Goals and Resonates with your Audience
Apr 24 2023
047.Create a Social Strategy that Aligns with your Business Goals and Resonates with your Audience
Are you struggling to figure out how to make social media work for your business? In this episode, Sarah shares her foundational tips for a successful social media strategy, including determining if social media is necessary for your business goals and how to provide value to your audience. She also offers insights on defining your audience, choosing the right platform, and nurturing your sales funnel. Don't miss out on Sarah's tips for content creation and engagement, as well as insights on the importance of a balanced marketing approach and bringing authenticity to social media. Tune in to hear more!   [00:01 - 07:42] Foundational Tips for Successful Social Media Strategy Focus on foundational pieces for social media strategy to create a solid planDetermine if social media is necessary for your business goals and define clear goalsReverse engineering approach helps you determine where to be on social media and what audience needs [07:43 - 14:39] Creating a Successful Social Media Strategy Simplify your social media strategy to help you see how to have a presenceDefine your audience to identify the right platform and content strategyContent strategy is twofold: what to say and how to funnel people into sales and marketingKnowing goals helps define content strategy to focus on specific topics [14:40 - 21:12] Maximizing Your Social Media Strategy Avoid burnout by incorporating social media into existing activities and repurpose old contentContent strategy involves identifying goals, target audience, and free-to-fee approachEngage with audience by giving before taking and being present on their timelinesBe authentic and show personality in your social media marketing [21:13 - 31:17] The Importance of a Balanced Marketing Approach and Bringing Authenticity to Social Media Passive marketing can draw people in and lead them to your sales and marketing funnelSocial media is just one piece of a bigger marketing strategy, so balance it with other marketing channelsAuthenticity is key in social media marketing, so bring your personality and be yourself   Quotes:     “I want to engage, attract my target market, and I want my cash register to ring. So as long as I'm seeing those, with the strategy I like, we can monitor how people are coming in and what funnel they're coming in through.” - Sarah Olea    “Content strategy is a combination of what's gonna work with the algorithm today, what are the topics that I feel most passionate about that I wanna share, and how are ways that I can sneak social media into my already existing calendar time blocks.” - Sarah Olea     Get your FREE Pass to Group Social Media Training With Sarah Olea » https://keap.app/contact-us/4318630485834087 Connect with Sarah through her website at https://www.identityamplified.com
046. Work-Life Balance – is it a myth or reality?
Apr 17 2023
046. Work-Life Balance – is it a myth or reality?
How can business owners achieve a work-life balance that suits their individual needs? In this episode, we explore tips and tricks for achieving work-life balance, including prioritizing time, disconnecting, setting boundaries, and learning to say no. We discuss the challenges that business owners face in balancing personal and professional life and provide insights into finding the perfect balance. Join us as we delve into this ongoing debate and explore ways to manage time effectively to achieve a sense of balance.   [00:50 - 05:21] Finding the Elusive Work-Life Balance Business owners face challenges in balancing personal and professional lifeFeeling overwhelmed, stressed, and neglecting personal relationships are signs of imbalanceFinding the perfect balance is elusive but not impossiblePrioritizing and identifying what's most important helps achieve balance   [05:22 - 12:13] Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance Prioritize time effectively by identifying non-negotiable and negotiable tasksLearn to disconnect from work when not workingSet boundaries and say no to commitments that derail prioritiesWork-life balance is a bit of both myth and reality, but identifying priorities helps maintain balance.     Quotes:     “Finding the perfect balance between work and life is like trying to find a unicorn. It's rare and it's elusive. However, it doesn't mean it's impossible.” - Teri Johnson         If you're struggling with work-life balance and need some tools to help you go from lack of direction and overwhelm to clarity and confidence in your life, personally and professionally check out THRIVE at https://keepingitpersonal.com/thrive (use the promo code: kipshow to save 50%)
045. Networking for Success: Techniques for Building Meaningful Connections and Networking Effectively to Grow Your Business!
Apr 10 2023
045. Networking for Success: Techniques for Building Meaningful Connections and Networking Effectively to Grow Your Business!
Are you looking for ways to grow your business through networking? In this episode, we discuss the importance of networking for business growth and techniques for building meaningful connections. The conversation highlights the need to shift from a sales-focused mindset to a relationship-building approach, with the Refined community being a successful example of networking that prioritizes relationships. Having a clear elevator pitch and offering resources and solutions are crucial in effective networking.    [00:01 - 07:07] Techniques and Strategies for Effectively Grow your Network  Learn successful networking techniques and strategies for building meaningful connections that grow your business Build relationships over selling by shifting your mindset and attending networking events with a refined community Author and sidekick Jen share their experiences with networking and the importance of finding a community that meets your needs Prioritize relationships over selling and building genuine connections to succeed in networking    [07:08 - 14:16] The Power of Meaningful Networking  Genuine networking is crucial for business growth Set intentions and goals before attending an event, and focus on being a resource for others Have an elevator pitch ready and be prepared to network anytime and anywhere Don't focus on selling, but rather expanding your network for collaborations and opportunities    [14:17 – 28:31] Crafting the Perfect Elevator Pitch for Networking Success  Have a clear and attention-grabbing elevator pitch that avoids using jargon Networking can happen anywhere, not just at traditional events Ask questions to uncover needs and offer value and solutions      Quotes:     “When you build relationships, it organically transitions into sales and selling and having success.” - Teri Johnson           If you’re looking for a place to network – we would LOVE to connect with YOU and have you as a guest at our VIRTUAL Gathering! We meet each week to network, collaborate, encourage each other, and discuss strategies to grow our businesses. Just go to https://keepingitpersonal.com/vipguest to pick your date and get registered!      ALSO -- if you're feeling stuck in your business book a powercall here » https://keepingitpersonal.com/powercall
044. Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Apr 3 2023
044. Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Are you struggling with imposter syndrome as a high-achieving woman in business? Don't worry, you're not alone. Check out these five tips for overcoming it, including creating a brag book, celebrating failures, and surrounding yourself with positive people. Tune in to learn more!   [00:01 - 03:06] Tips for High Achieving Women in Business Imposter syndrome is common among high-achieving womenIt can be a significant obstacle to successTips for overcoming imposter syndrome and thriving in businessRecognize that you are not alone and be kind and supportive to yourself  [03:07 - 05:22] From Keeping a Brag Book to Celebrating Failures Keep a brag book or SMILE file to remind yourself of your accomplishmentsCelebrate your failures and learn from themSurround yourself with positive people to combat negative self-talkUse failure as a natural part of the learning process   [05:23 - 08:44] Self-Care and Positive Support Seek out mentors, coaches, and friends for supportJoin a positive community to network and collaborateSurround yourself with positive peopleTake care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally    Quotes:    “You are not an imposter. You are capable. You are talented, and you are equipped, you are not alone.” - Teri Johnson      If you’re looking for a place to PLUG IN we’ve got you covered! We would love to be a positive light into your world and have you as a guest at our VIRTUAL Gathering! We meet each week to network, collaborate, encourage each other, and discuss strategies to grow our businesses. Just go to https://keepingitpersonal.com/vipguest to pick your date and get registered!
043. 3 Ways to Get your Mojo Back if You're in a Slump
Mar 27 2023
043. 3 Ways to Get your Mojo Back if You're in a Slump
Feeling unmotivated? Discover practical tips for reigniting your passion towards achieving your goals. Learn how taking a break, setting small goals, and connecting with others can help you stay motivated. Join us in this inspiring conversation towards success. Progress is progress, no matter how small.   [00:01 - 03:02] Reigniting Your Passion Feeling burnt out and unmotivated can happen to anyone, but it's essential to address itThree effective ways to reignite passion and boost motivation include taking a break and refreshing, leaning into God through scripture and prayerStepping away from routine is necessary when feeling overwhelmed or burnt outIsaiah 40:31 reminds us to hope in the Lord for renewed strength  [03:03 - 05:16] Refresh and Rejuvenate Taking a break can help feel refreshed and motivatedReview tasks for the next day/week/month and identify MITs (Most Important Tasks)Set small goals to regain motivation and break down larger goalsCelebrate small wins to stay motivated and build momentum   [05:17 - 07:53] Finding Support and Motivation  Having trustworthy and transparent people in our lives is essentialReach out to friends, family, business besties, or online communities for supportTalking about struggles and challenges can provide fresh perspective and solutionsBeing part of a supportive community can increase motivation to pursue goals    Quotes:    “Being part of a supportive community can help you feel more connected and motivated to pursue your goals.” - Teri Johnson       If you’re feeling disconnected and looking for a place to plug in – we would LOVE to connect with YOU and have you as a guest at our VIRTUAL Gathering! We meet each week to network, collaborate, encourage each other, and discuss strategies to grow our businesses. Just go to https://keepingitpersonal.com/vipguest to pick your date and get registered!
042. The 7 Stages of Your Revenue Roadmap
Mar 20 2023
042. The 7 Stages of Your Revenue Roadmap
Want to generate more revenue for your business? Tune in to learn about the importance of a revenue roadmap with 7 phases, including attracting, capturing, and nurturing leads. Discover the value of lead magnets and short/long-term strategies to convert leads into paying clients.    [00:01 – 05:49] Creating a Clear Revenue Roadmap   Overcoming the obstacle of lack of clarity in businesses with a clearly defined revenue roadmap Understanding the seven phases of the revenue roadmap, including attracting and capturing leads Utilizing lead magnets such as downloadable resources and networking to attract leads Importance of clarity on messaging and problem-solving before building out the attract phase   [05:50 – 10:37] Attract, Capture and Nurture Leads with Your Revenue Roadmap  Effective messaging and offering value to attract leads Implementing a system to capture leads and prevent lost opportunities Short-term and long-term strategies to nurture leads and keep them engaged Successfully converting leads into paying clients     [10:38 – 15:59] Understanding the 7 Phases of Your Revenue Roadmap   Understanding the seven phases of the revenue roadmap, including deliver & satisfy and upsell & referrals Accessing the Meaningful Conversations that Convert course for assistance Importance of having a plan for the deliver & satisfy phase Utilizing referral reward programs and booking a power call with Keeping It Personal for help      Quotes:     “Every business needs a clearly defined revenue roadmap. Some people call it a customer journey. Other people call it a sales and marketing funnel, no matter what you want to call it. We need a personalized roadmap for revenue growth that will launch a business.” - Teri Johnson         Need help with the convert stage of your revenue roadmap? Check out the Meaningful Conversations that Convert Blueprint » https://keepingitpersonal.com/blueprint     If you're seeing that you have some "trash bins" in your Revenue Roadmap and any of your 7 stages need help, reach out and book your powercall, we are here to help » https://keepingitpersonal.com/powercall
041. 4 Steps To Discover What Makes You And Your Business Awesome
Mar 13 2023
041. 4 Steps To Discover What Makes You And Your Business Awesome
Looking to stand out from the competition and attract your ideal customers? This episode will guide you through crafting your unique selling proposition in 4 steps, defining it based on your values and strengths, and leveraging it to attract target customers. Learn how to fill gaps in the market, collaborate with others, and communicate why your business is the best choice for your target market.   [00:01 - 03:15] Crafting Your Unique Selling Proposition in 4 Steps  Reflect on personal and professional experiences, skills, and interests to know thyselfIdentify core values, vision, and mission statement for your businessAnalyze your competition to determine what sets you apart and how to stand outUse this information to attract your target market and grow your business   [03:16 - 05:36] Defining Your Unique Selling Proposition and Standing Out Remember that there's enough to go around in God's economyTake note of other people's strengths and weaknessesDetermine what gaps you can fill in the marketLook beyond your immediate competitors and learn from other industries, collaborate and connect with like-minded individuals to define your USP   [05:17 - 10:05] Leveraging Your Unique Selling Proposition to Attract Target Customers  Develop a list of the top 20 problems you solve for customersDefine a clear, concise, and memorable USPUse your USP in marketing, branding, website copy, social media profiles and posts, and advertisingAttract ideal customers who value what you offer and are willing to pay for it    Quotes:    “We are not playing the comparison game. We are in God's economy. There's enough to go around.” - Teri Johnson       If you need help dialing in on your messaging to discover your awesomeness let's connect! Book Your Power Call Here » https://keepingitpersonal.com/powercall
040. Implement The Plan, Do, Review Process in Your Business.
Mar 6 2023
040. Implement The Plan, Do, Review Process in Your Business.
Are you ready to get organized and get results? Tune in to this episode to learn the importance of the Plan, Do, Review process and how to use it in your business. Teri explains practical tips on setting achievable goals, tracking progress, staying consistent, and maintaining an objective mindset. Join us now as we dive deeper into the world of plan due review!    [00:01 - 07:13] Understanding the PDR Process for Effective Business Goals  PDR helps implement business goals and objectives  Plan: Set goals with monitoring timeframes  Do: Take action and pivot as needed  Review: Analyze results and adjust plan accordingly   [07:14 - 13:16] Unpacking the PDR Process  Track progress and be aware of pivots and adjustments  Consistency is key during the "Do" phase  Metrics should be considered at every stage  Take time to reflect, decompress, and seek input to learn from outcomes and improve performance.    [13:17 - 19:38] Making Smarter Business Decisions  Reflection and review can clarify next steps  Be patient with results and avoid throwing away progress  Documentation can improve decision making and provide reference points  Start implementing PDR today by choosing one thing and setting a timeline for results     Quotes:    “We need to make sure that every single thing that we do, we do with intention, whether it's generation our sales and marketing funnel, we need to be able to know exactly how we're leading people through.” - Teri Johnson       Got questions or need help implementing PDR into your business book your power call here » https://keepingitpersonal.com/powercall
039. How to Build a Successful Business With a Community Membership
Feb 27 2023
039. How to Build a Successful Business With a Community Membership
Have you ever wanted to start your own business or grow an existing one, but felt overwhelmed with where to start? In this episode,Teri and Jen reveal the six M's of success in business: mindset, messaging, market, media, money, and mission. They provide practical advice on creating an engaging membership group and building a supportive community for female entrepreneurs. Learn how the six M's can help solve common business problems and generate sustainable income.    [00:01 - 10:24] How to Build a Successful Membership and Community  Teri and Jen founded Keeping It Personal, a Christian faith-based organization that supports women entrepreneurs, business owners, and sales professionalsThe success path of the company is the six M's, which stands for the refined method, and is used across all their offeringsThe six M's include six foundational tools that helped them build a successful business, including Mindset, Mission, Message, Market, Media, and MetricsThe refined community is a product of Keeping It Personal that offers one-on-one masterminding, weekly business partner programs, accountability coaching, and support   [10:25 - 20:33] Building Your Business Foundation with the Six M's The six M's of a successful business foundation are mindset, message, market, monetize, map, and monitorThese six M's should be incorporated into all products and services offered to clients, including accountability and community supportContinuously evaluating and improving the six M's is necessary to ensure alignment with core values and to identify areas for growthIdentifying weak links and developing a strategy for improvement, including seeking support, is crucial for moving forward and strengthening the foundation of the business   [20: 34 - 30:51] Building a Successful Membership Model  Building a successful membership model requires a significant commitment and takes time to generate revenueCreating a success path for clients is crucial, with a curriculum that outlines their progress, addressing their problems and providing a solution to achieve their desired resultsCommunity engagement is also critical to success, with members initially attracted by content and staying for the community. A "sticky piece" that keeps members engaged is vitalTo create a successful membership model, businesses must strive to create value for their members, inspiring and engaging them in unique ways    [30:52 - 39:40] Creating and Scaling Membership Models for Business Owners Membership models can help support a business and are beneficial for communitiesBusinesses should think of memberships as a product line with unique featuresReverse-engineer a membership model by considering where you want to be as a business owner and how much revenue you want to generateRepurpose content to refresh it, and build a library of content to recycle as membership models can experience turnover   Quotes:   “We love what we get to do and how we serve. But we also hire people to help us too, because sometimes, we're just so close to the situation that we need help looking around and seeing other possibilities or different ideas or ways of doing it.” - Teri Johnson     If you’re looking to invite accountability and want to explore this option with us, we would love to connect with you! Book a power call at www.KeepingItPersonal.com/PowerCall to explore your next steps!
038. 2 Ways to Know if You're Making a Wise Investment to Grow Your Business
Feb 20 2023
038. 2 Ways to Know if You're Making a Wise Investment to Grow Your Business
Do you ever wonder how to make the best investments to help your business grow and scale? In this episode, Teri and Jen discuss the importance of understanding both tangible and intangible returns on investments. They’ll provide advice on how to make an informed decision when considering what investments to make in order to get the best return on investment. Listen as they discuss removing fear from decision-making by having a process in place, what needs to be considered before investing, nurturing leads from advertising, and seeking advice from professionals. Tune in to gain insight into making smart investments for your business growth!   [00:02 - 07:35] Balancing Tangible and Intangible Results Investing in our businesses is a crucial aspect of success We can invest in tools to automate, hire employees/consultants/coaches, attend events/conferences, and coaching When making investments, consider tangible results (increased sales, improved customer satisfaction, reduced costs) and intangible results (time investment)   [07:34 – 23:40] Measuring Tangible and Intangible Results for a Good Return on Investment Set clear goals and know your numbers before making an investment Ask “Is now the right time?” and “Do I have the capacity to get the best return on my investment?” Be aware of marketing tactics that are used to influence decisions - Look for the good in investments, even if it takes time to see results    [23:41 – 28:48] Making Wise Choices with Confidence and Clarity Take the fear and "what ifs" out of making decisions Have a process to help guide decision making  Set goals to know where you're going    Quote: “It's super important that we pay attention to all of the ways that we're investing. Everything has tangible and intangible results.” - Teri Johnson    If you’re looking to invite accountability and want to explore this option with us, we would love to connect with you! Book a power call at www.KeepingItPersonal.com/PowerCall to explore your next steps!
037. Embrace Excellence not Perfect
Feb 13 2023
037. Embrace Excellence not Perfect
Are you a perfectionist entrepreneur struggling to take action? In this episode, Teri explores the importance of embracing imperfection to achieve success. She shares their personal experience with perfectionism and how they overcame it. She provides five practical tips to conquer perfectionism, including recognizing its myth, taking action, not waiting for perfect conditions, and doing what needs to be done. She emphasizes progress over perfection and the value of learning from mistakes to reach your goals. Join us to learn how to manage the various roles in your personal and professional life while striving for excellence.    [00:01 – 04:36] Overcoming Perfectionism Perfectionism hinders action and drains us personally and professionally Embrace imperfection, pursue excellence; waiting for perfection harms business Perfectionism causes inaction, doubt, and delays; waiting for perfection is expensive    [04:37 – 07:35] Lessons to Overcome Perfectionism Embrace imperfection and accept that making mistakes is okay Set realistic goals that align with your values to avoid feeling overwhelmed or discouraged Focus on progress and celebrate small victories instead of striving for perfection Learn to say no to tasks that do not serve your long-term goals    [07:36 – 09:23] Closing Segment Embrace imperfection and set realistic goals to overcome perfectionism Focus on progress rather than perfection and learn to say no Take action towards your goals and do everything with excellence Pay attention to tangible and intangible results when making business investments    Quotes: “Rather than focusing on perfection let's focus on making progress and celebrate small victories.” - Teri Johnson    If you’re looking to invite accountability and want to explore this option with us, we would love to connect with you! Book a power call at www.KeepingItPersonal.com/PowerCall to explore your next steps!
036. 2 Ways to Give Your Business a BOOST This Week!
Feb 6 2023
036. 2 Ways to Give Your Business a BOOST This Week!
Are you struggling with how to boost your business? In this episode, Teri and Jen will answer this question by sharing their insights on clarity, planning, and accountability. Discover how taking a step back, setting weekly intentions, and breaking down your goals can help you achieve clarity and success. Learn about the importance of accountability, and how to find an accountability partner that works best for you. Explore different forms of accountability, including paid and unpaid partners, and find out how they can lead to immediate productivity and success.  [00:01 – 07:11] Strategies to Boost Your Business and Increase Your Confidence  Lack of clarity can lead to a slump in business; plan and take a step back to focus on the primary goal Work on your business, not just in your business, by taking time every week to reflect on your focus Set intention and plan for the upcoming week, and map out the strategy to achieve your goals Set your intention and plan before wrapping up each day to maintain productivity and success  [07:12 – 13:53] The Key to Success in Business: Tools, Accountability, and Community  Utilize tools to stay focused and organized, such as an MMA tracking sheet Invite accountability into your business by seeking out mentors, coaches, or communities of like-minded individuals Surround yourself with a community of individuals who will hold you accountable, motivate you, and inspire you Recognize the importance of accountability and embrace it as a means to reach your goals and grow your business  [13:54 – 20:31] Hiring the Right People for the Right Role   Paid accountability is more committed and effective than unpaid accountability Inviting accountability into your life and business can increase productivity and success Investing in accountability can come in various forms, from coaching to virtual assistants, and doesn't have to be expensive A good accountability partner should hold you accountable and not accept excuses  [20:32 – 22:27] Key Takeaways  Take control of your business direction by dedicating time to strategize and plan. Address feelings of uncertainty by embracing accountability in your business. Work on your business for a set amount of time to give it a boost.    Quotes:   “When people pay, they pay attention. And if you value it, you're going to invest in it.” - Teri Johnson     If you’re looking to invite accountability and want to explore this option with us, we would love to connect with you! Book a power call at www.KeepingItPersonal.com/PowerCall to explore your next steps!
035. One Way to Solve People Problems
Jan 30 2023
035. One Way to Solve People Problems
What are the key elements of creating an organization that strives for something more than just traditional services and products? And how do these elements help drive profitability and positive impact on the world? In this episode, we discuss the concept of "profit-driven innovation" and the importance of establishing core values such as integrity, ethical excellence, honest communication, and consistent fairness. We share insights on how to stand out from competitors through innovative strategies and time-saving measures, as well as strategies for scaling a business to reach $10 million in revenue.    [00:01 – 07:40] Building Strong Business Bonds  Understanding ourselves and others is crucial to building a successful business bond Personal assessments like personality profiles can help us understand why we may be exhausted or dissatisfied in our current roles and how to make a change Knowing ourselves can lead to better decision making in our professional lives and better overall health Transitioning to a different role within a field can lead to personal and professional growth  [07:41 – 16:05] Navigating People Problems through Assessments  Your messaging and target market may change as you grow and scale your business Assessments are a valuable tool for understanding yourself and making wise choices in both personal and professional life Invest in high-quality assessments for accurate results Partner with a professional to unpack and apply the results to make informed decisions  [16:06 – 28:34] Hiring the Right People for the Right Role  Understand the role you are hiring for by creating a job description and interviewing it Use assessments to match candidates with the role and the company culture Hire people who are a natural fit for the role and the company to save time and money Consider using a professional to help you navigate the hiring process, as it can save time and money in the long run  [28:35 – 30:17] Closing Segment  We don't always know where we're going or what we're doing, but we can keep on keeping on by taking the next right step and looking up to the Lord Psalms reminds us that we must believe we will see the goodness of the Lord in order to keep going and not give up hope Even when we pivot and change direction, it's important to stay in the game and keep pressing until we find what we're looking for Persistence is key in achieving our goals and realizing our potential  Quotes:  “Sometimes it's just a matter of taking that first step and watching the journey evolve.” - Kris Langworthy     “Take the time to invest in the quality decision and the quality investment.” - Kris Langworthy    If you’re looking to invite accountability and want to explore this option with us, we would love to connect with you! Book a power call at www.KeepingItPersonal.com/PowerCall to explore your next steps!
034. 4 Proven Ways to Stay Consistent in Your Business Without Stressing Out
Jan 23 2023
034. 4 Proven Ways to Stay Consistent in Your Business Without Stressing Out
Are you tired of trying to start or grow your business with no success? Do you find yourself quitting before enjoying the fruits of your labor? On this episode of The Keeping a Personal Show, Teri will help you stay consistent and successful in all areas of your life. She will provide four proven ways to stay consistent without stressing out: know your why, have a plan, develop the discipline needed to realize the plan, and have accountability. Tune in for guidance on staying consistent in both business and life without becoming overwhelmed!   [00:01 - 02:01] Opening Segment We tend to focus on the outcome more than the process   [02:02 - 12:16] Stay Consistent and Build Your Business Buzz: 4 Proven Ways to Achieve Success Know your “why”Develop a planBe disciplined to accomplish the planBe accountable   [12:17 - 12:57] Closing Segment Quotes:   “Motivation is limited, but discipline is permanent.” - Teri Johnson   "When you remain consistent you're less likely to doubt your ability to take on new tasks in the future. And you're more likely to choose new habits to work into your routine and others are more likely to recognize you as a go-to resource." - Teri Johnson   "Discipline is going to help you conquer the voice in your head that tells you to relax instead of going to work out. Discipline is gonna help you keep going even when you're afraid of failure, especially in your businesses." - Teri Johnson If you’re looking to invite accountability and want to explore this option with us, we would love to connect with you! Book a power call at www.KeepingItPersonal.com/PowerCall to explore your next steps!