Skip to main content
Success Sherpa Radio

Success Sherpa Radio

By Barbara Gini
*Rebranded and expanded for 2020: Weekly Podcast where service business expert Barbara Gini, guides service professionals & small business owners, to reach their highest personal and professional potential. New Episodes every Monday! *Have a question you would like us to answer? Use the link below to send us a personal Voice Message! *(Formerly the "Eclectic Domestics Podcast/Time to Thrive Radio)
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Breaker Logo

Breaker

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

EP 24: Overcoming Stress
We are all experiencing a transitional time in history, and many of us, small business owners,  service professionals, parents and families, are experiencing elevated stress levels. This podcast discusses the basics - how it works, how stress shows up, how to minimize the damage it can cause and what actions you can take now to feel more in control of what you are thinking, feeling and doing. 
33:46
April 19, 2020
EP 23: The Elephant Story (Limiting Beliefs)
Limiting beliefs and false boundaries: two things that hold us back from trying new things and succeeding in relationships, business or life.  In many ways, we are like elephants. Today's episode explains why and three steps to identify what is holding you back. *To continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women changing careers, starting a new business venture, or going through a personal transition.
31:25
March 9, 2020
EP 22: Moving Beyond Survival: What We Really Need to Thrive
What does it take to get out of survival mode and to really thrive in every aspect of your work or your life? Today we talk about Maslow's Hierarchy of needs, Beyonce's alter-ego and 4 skills you need to cultivate to get you closer to thriving.  *To continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women changing careers, starting a new business venture, or going through a personal transition.
25:58
March 2, 2020
EP 21: How to Have More Balance in Life and Not Feel Like a Failure
Sometimes we place so much pressure on ourselves-to do it all and have it all. But what happens when life throws you a curve-ball, and you find yourself suddenly single, with young children and trying to start a home-based business so you can be with & take care of your kids? In today's episode we respond to a listener who wrote us for advice about how to balance it all out. Here's what we had to say... *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.
23:12
February 24, 2020
EP 20: How to Think Outside the Box (Growth Mindset)
Do you believe that you aren't a creative "out of the box" thinker? This could mean that you are stuck in a "fixed" mindset. In today's episode, we talk about the difference between "fixed" and "growth" mindsets, why its important to stay in a growth mindset as much as possible, and four ways that you can develop a growth mindset and uncover your creative, "outside the box" thinking , to be more successful at problem solving, growing a business, having better relationships and reaching your goals. *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.
21:09
February 17, 2020
EP 19: Three Things You Shouldn't Care About
We have plenty of advice and information on what we SHOULD care about in relation to successfully transitioning careers, growing a business or having more work-life balance, but today we are going to talk about what's even more important: three things you SHOULDN'T care about. *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.
23:21
February 10, 2020
EP 18: How to Come up With a Good Business Idea
How do you take the leap from a job to a new business? How do you come up with a good business idea? How do you know for sure that it will work? In today's episode these questions and more are answered as we discuss how to come up with a good idea and what precautions to take before you begin.  *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.
30:06
February 3, 2020
EP 17: The Other "F" Words
Whether at work, home or while driving, we've all used-(or thought of using)-that colorful "F" word when we are stuck, frustrated or when things aren't going as planned. Although it may feel better in the moment, it really doesn't help us to move forward in any productive way. In today's episode, I'm going to ofer some perspective on two other "F" words that can be even more destructive, and a third one that will hopefully give you the motivation you need during challenging times.  *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.
25:42
January 27, 2020
EP16: 3 Baby Steps Towards Defining & Claiming Your Success
Is there a generic definition of success? Or is it different for everyone? In today's episode, we discuss what "success" means to us and three baby steps you can take today towards building your own success on your own terms! *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.
25:00
January 13, 2020
EP 15: How to stay Motivated When You Just Don't Have the Energy
How do you stay motivated when you just don't have the energy? Balancing and juggling so many different responsibilities, at home and in your business, and wearing so many different hats can make you feel anxious, cranky and overwhelmed.  That's where motivation drops and burnout sets in. Today we will talk about 3 main causes and 3 quick solutions that will help you start to get back on track in your life and in your business. OTHER RESOURCES: "Spare Room Tycoon: The 70 Lessons of Self Employment" (James Chan) - Kindle Version *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.
24:09
January 5, 2020
EP 13: Sensible scheduling & Self-Care
Work-Life  Balance: When building your business, should you wait until you are  successful to set aside time for family friends & fun?  We answer  that question today, and give you some tips on building a reasonable schedule. *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture. Do you need more help with balancing tasks & responsibilities, scheduling, timing & "getting it all done"? Then you are in luck! Our next 5 Day LIVE, The Time Maximizer Method is coming up: Monday January 27 , 2020. 
18:38
January 3, 2020
EP 14: Heading Into The Unknown! Happy New Year!
Do you sometimes get anxious and overwhelmed when trying something new? Its a common question among entrepreneurs.  Listen to this week's Episode and the story about how a little girl has inspired me to try new things and set bigger goals for 2020. *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.
13:37
December 29, 2019
EP 12- Thriving by Scaling back
We hear all the time about scaling up-in order to grow, et that promotion, find more clients and earn more money, but in today's episode I will be giving you some personal insights and three tips, into why & how we need to scale back.  *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.
17:34
October 14, 2019
EP 11: Three Effective Ways to "WOW" Your Clients
What separates you from the other services just like yours? Do you give your client's that "WOW" experience? In this weeks episode, we discuss the difference between "customer service" and "customer (wow) experience", and share three simple and effective ways to give your clients an outstanding experience, before, after and each and every time you visit. *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting out in a new business venture. *Be sure to watch for our Spring launch of our online Success Academy!  *Service Optimizing System
20:41
September 9, 2019
EP 10: How to Project the Right Image
Projecting the right image is the most important thing when operating a service-based business.  In this week's episode, we talk about what we mean by "right image", why its important, and how to successfully project the right image for yourself and your business. *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.
28:08
September 2, 2019
EP 9: 3 Ways to Keep it Simple
Do you find yourself overwhelmed with caring for clients, family and doing all the other things that need attention, and having no time to yourself? This week's episode will reveal 3 ways for you to keep it simple! *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.
10:06
August 26, 2019
EP 8: Why You Should Start Doing On-Site Estimates
I hear many housekeepers, cleaners and maids say that they don't do on-site estimates-that it wastes their time and stresses them. I also hear some say how they were blindsided at the terrible, filthy job they did that came in on their online booking form. This is one instance where an on-sight estimate would have eliminated that problem! In this episode I give my reasons for why you should do on-site estimates, if you are currently not doing them. *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.
17:54
August 19, 2019
EP7: Seven Types of Cleints that you DON'T Want!
Are you hungry for work? Are you chasing after all of the clients who contact you? Are you finding that some clients are high-maintenance and you are too stressed to work with them anymore? Well this week we will talk about the 7 types of clients that you will want to avoid, and how to spot them before they even go on your schedule.  *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.
25:14
August 12, 2019
EP6: Perfect Pricing Plans: How to Price Jobs with Confidence
In this week's episode we discuss the most asked question among solo housekeepers, cleaners and maids: "How do I price jobs?" We will talk about 3 common approaches, two things you need to know before you even think about pricing, and an easy formula for figuring out what price range your services should be in. *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.
35:09
August 5, 2019
EP 5: How to Improve Your People Skills Even if you are an Introvert (Emotional Intelligence)
This week: We talk about how to improve your people skills, why its important and 5 easy ways to raise your emotional intelligence. *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.  Further Reading: This is a quick, fun and informative quiz. 20 images that you look at and select which emotion is expressed. (You don't have to give an e-mail or sign up for an account!)  Emotional Intelligence Quiz  - (GreaterGood.berkeley/edu) 
23:34
July 29, 2019
EP 4: 5 Ways to Deal With Toxic People
In today's Episode: Toxic people-clients, vendors, employees, love to push our buttons and gain attention & steal our time, energy and happiness by getting us to react to their illogical whims. Learn what to look for and 5 effective ways to manage a toxic client.  *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture. Additional Reading:  How Emotionally Intelligent People Handle Toxic People (TalentSmart.com)  How to Deal with Difficult People (Without Becoming One Yourself) Jack Canfield
20:31
July 22, 2019
EP 3: Why You Need to Put Down Your Phone
In this week's episode: what happens when you get distracted,  the true cost of your distractions, and three ways you can be more focused, less stressed, serve clients better & enjoy your work more! *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture. Further Reading: How Distractions at Work Take Up More Time Than You Think (I Done This Blog)
24:22
July 15, 2019
EP2: The True Meaning of "Service".
In this week's episode, we discuss what "service" truly means,  how to  shift from a persecuted mindset to a service mindset, how to release the  stigma of being a service professional and what you can do to have a  more client-focused approach to your work.   *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.
17:50
July 8, 2019
EP1: Welcome to Time to Thrive! (Formerly - The Eclectic Domestic's Podcast)
Our first podcast episode! This week we  define the terms, "micro business" and "micro-preneur", talk about the  purpose of this podcast, give you a bit of my own background story,  briefly discuss why mindset is so important, and highlight some of the  topics of upcoming episodes.  *Continue the conversation in our growing Facebook Community: Join Us Here *Get instant access to more than 150 free or almost free resources for women transitioning to or starting a new business venture.
11:29
July 1, 2019