The Momentum Class with Lauren Golden
In today’s episode, we focus on the word “momentum.” How do you keep moving forward in your freelance or VA business when you feel stuck, or you feel like you’ve plateaued and you can’t grow any further? Join us as Lauren Golden shares some simple strategies for gaining serious forward momentum in your business and celebrating how far you’ve come!
[0:43] Introduction to Lauren Golden and the topic of gaining momentum in your business when you feel like you’re stuck
[2:18] Lauren’s story – how she discovered the passion of serving women and moms, helping them build their businesses. Lauren also shares her word of the year that balances momentum.
[6:41] How a freelance business can be personal – the benefits of raising a family while working from home.
[8:20] How the Free Mama group and company has experienced tremendous growth over the past year – how challenges caused by the pandemic gave people permission to pursue entrepreneurship and remote work.
[10:49] What is momentum and how it differs from motivation – Lauren shares some vivid examples that illustrate momentum and how it applies to your business.
Three Traps That Might Stop Momentum When Starting or Growing a Business
[12:44] #1 Starting and stopping – how lack of consistent networking practices can cause feast or famine in a freelance business.
[14:08] #2 Hustling – how it can lead to burnout because it isn’t sustainable. Lauren shares some strategies for building momentum and making your business sustainable.
[16:11] #3 Not addressing internal challenges (i.e. mindset) – how these challenges can stop your momentum.
[17:08] How mindset and confidence are a challenge – the benefit of communities that encourage and nurture the “contagious entrepreneur.”
[18:05] The importance of working smarter, not harder – how it’s still hard work, but involves being intentional with time and focused on goals.
[20:44] How confidence can’t be taught – the importance of action and self-awareness. Lauren and Craig discuss how confidence is a process you need to go through.
[26:11] How you can make mistakes and still be successful – Lauren explains how leaving mistakes in her videos shows a more human side and gives people permission to be imperfect and authentic.
Tips for Building Forward Momentum This Year in Your Business
[28:54] #1 Recalibrate on your goals – how to manage your expectations and start with what you have to do.
[29:57] #2 Celebrate many mini wins – how honoring these wins keeps momentum going.
[30:54] #3 Invest in healthier habits – how to become healthier physically and emotionally.
[31:53] #4 Use the F.A.N. framework if “stuff hits the fan” – how to find the lesson, assume ownership, and figure out your next steps.
[33:22] #5 Don’t be afraid to take pen to paper – how this strategy can help you feel better.
[34:54] The importance of celebrating many mini wins – how this can help your mindset, confidence, and momentum.
[36:54] How to find the Free Mama Movement and get to know Lauren
Resources and tools discussed in this episode:
Learn more about Lauren Golden:
The Free Mama Movement Facebook Group
Lauren’s book – The Free Mama: How to Work From Home, Control Your Schedule, and Make More Money
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