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Take the Leap with Gillian Bakker

Take the Leap with Gillian Bakker

By Gillian
Welcome 'Take the Leap' - a podcast for millennial personal development and creating a career that you love. Whether that is starting your own business or snagging that top job! We talk about the necessary skills & mindset to reach the top. I hope it motivates you to be the best version of yourself. Be sure to leave a review if my episodes have helped you in any way.
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12: Beat overwhelm and tackle your to-do list. Subtle mindset changes that get things done.

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27: Social media ick - why I have a love/hate relationship with social media. What I do now and some more tips & tricks for business owners who hate social media atm.
Social media has been a big part of my life since 2015. I've shown up on Instagram Stories sharing my life daily for years. But lately, I have been feeling a real social media ick. Maybe it's my millennial age - 32 -  or it's the way the social media landscape has changed over the years. Keeping up and adapting is exhausting. But it's necessary, especially if you're a business owner. So, how do I deal with this? What are my thoughts? What is my new strategy? Answers are in this episode.  www.gillianbakker.com Instagram TikTok Buy 'The Champion in You' - Out now on Amazon 
29:49
August 10, 2022
26: What are you subconsciously manifesting? How your shadow side effects your manifestations coming in. Shadow work motivation!
Consciously manifesting is easy: you have a desire, you focus on it, you become determined in your rituals, you practice surrender/gratitude and *boom* it shows up. But what if your manifestations are not coming in? Well, there might be some sh*t beliefs in the way. You are ALWAYS manifesting, consciously and unconsciously. Have a sucky pattern in your life and you don't know why you can't get out of a certain situation? You might be unconsciously manifesting it. Time to whip out the shadow work journal and remove the obstacles from your conscious manifestation game.  www.gillianbakker.com Instagram TikTok Buy 'The Champion in You' - Out now on Amazon 
24:10
August 03, 2022
25: How to detach when manifesting your desires. What does it mean to "detach from the outcome" & common misconceptions when it comes to detachment.
When you watch or listen to any manifestation, law of attraction, law of assumption guru, they will tell you to "detach from the outcome". And I totally get that, but what does it actually mean? What does detachment look like in day-to-day life? I often see people confuse detachment from desire with repression. So here's my take on detachment, how I practice it during manifestations and what it actually means.  www.gillianbakker.com Instagram TikTok Buy 'The Champion in You' - Out now on Amazon 
26:07
July 27, 2022
24: Beat the fear of changing jobs. Why it's scary to take the leap and how to upgrade your mindset so that it becomes easier to make life changing decisions
"I don't like my current job. My boss isn't flexible and I can't use all of my creativity. But leaving is just not an option, I'm scared of applying to new jobs". I received this message a while ago from one of my viewers. And it triggered me a little. What about leaving the old job behind is difficult? It shouldn't be considering this person didn't like their current circumstances. Why are they loyal to their boss? What about taking the leap is scary? And what can they do to change their way of thinking so that applying to new jobs is exciting rather than scary? You'll find my answers to these questions in this episode.  www.gillianbakker.com Instagram TikTok Buy 'The Champion in You' - Out now on Amazon 
30:00
July 20, 2022
23: Beat stress today with a simple daily adjustment. Create space for yourself during the day!
If there's 1 thing I hate, it's feeling stressed. Luckily I've mastered a daily habit of creating space for myself. What does that mean? What does that look like? In this episode I'll guide you through my favorite techniques to beat stress.  Follow me on Instagram Follow me on TikTok Buy my guided journal 🇺🇸 'The Champion in You' 🇳🇱 'The Champion in You' Take my course 'Career Compass Masterclass'
33:07
April 27, 2022
22: Transform the feeling of guilt to your super power! Stop feeling guilty about quitting your sports career. A deeper look into episode 20.
During the Olympics, I was watching many interviews with ex-athletes. All of them said the same thing: they were sad they had to quit their sport, they felt lost and there was a big gap in their life. Although I agree wholeheartedly, I also feel that there are many more layers that have not been addressed. In episode 20, I opened up the conversations about emotions that come up after quitting your sport (or any other major passion). In this episode, I wanted to dive a bit deeper into the feeling of guilt and how you can view that emotion differently/to your advantage.  I would love to hear your experience with this situation.  Leave me a voice note! Instagram FREE journaling prompts to achieve your goals, live mindfully, reduce stress & boost your confidence in 2022
21:09
March 19, 2022
21: Step-by-step process of removing limiting beliefs. How to transform limiting beliefs in your mind.
Limiting beliefs prevent you from living in your highest potential. That's just facts. If you have a fear of judgment, you're afraid to show up online. If you're afraid to show up online, you are unable to promote your business. Another example, if you're a perfectionist, you are waiting for the perfect conditions to take action. Newsflash: the timing is never going to be perfect, you're just procrastinating until you are burnt out. It's time to remove your limitations, so that you can achieve your 2022 vision.  This episode is a wrap up of February in 365 days of journaling. Join today --> FREE journaling prompts to achieve your goals, live mindfully, reduce stress & boost your confidence in 2022 Instagram
22:10
March 07, 2022
20: Dealing with difficult emotions that come up after quitting your sport. Emotions that come up during big life transitions.
During the Olympics, I was watching many interviews with ex-athletes. All of them said the same thing: they were sad they had to quit their sport, they felt lost and there was a big gap in their life. Although I agree wholeheartedly, I also feel that there are many more layers that have not been addressed. So in this episode, I open up the conversations about emotions that come up after quitting your sport (or any other major passion). Let's explore the deeper layers, and let's talk about it.  I would love to hear your experience with this situation. Leave me a voice note! Instagram FREE journaling prompts to achieve your goals, live mindfully, reduce stress & boost your confidence in 2022
30:15
February 21, 2022
19: Why creating a vision is important. Start with why. Tips on creating your vision board.
When you get into a car, do you just drive? Most likely, no. You have an idea of your end destination. It doesn't really matter what roads you take to get to that destination. Sometimes there are a few roadblocks and detours. But you always get to your end destination. The same goes for your life. If you want to take the lead on your life and success, it's important to know where you're headed. What vision do you have for your life? Once you have the grand vision, it's possible to make decisions that allow you to live it. It's all about aligned and inspired action.  Join 365 days of journaling for FREE Say hi on Instagram 👋🏻✋🏻
23:43
February 13, 2022
18: 7 career lessons you need to learn today that will save you time, energy and lots of stress
Have you ever cried at your job? Perhaps because you felt pressured or stressed. You're not the only one. I used to have 10 minute bathroom breaks just to keep my sanity in the office. In this episode, I share my 7 most crucial career lessons that saved the day! I went from serial job hopper (6 jobs in 5 years) to fulfilled business owner. These are the things I learned along the way.  Looking for more clarity in your career? Want to know what job fits you best?  www.gillianbakker.com
47:04
February 05, 2021
17: What to do if you've been fired or are experiencing a career gap. Steps to getting out of the void.
Whether you've been fired, are getting back to work after burnout, have recently graduated or are experiencing some type of gap in your career --> one thing's for sure, it feels like you've fallen into a massive black hole. It can be a period of frustration & hopelessness. I've experienced such a void 3 times in my life. In this episode, I'll discuss what helped me pick up the pieces and start fresh! And create more success!  www.gillianbakker.com
33:38
November 15, 2020
16: Tips & tricks for starting a new job or business. Facing fears that come up during a job search.
This week we're discussing 3 fears that come up when job hunting, starting a new business or job. And of course, how to deal with these little voices in our heads. In this episode we'll talk about the key to turning any fear into fuel. Fear is actually your best friend! So get acquainted with it HERE Thursday at 7pm and Saturday 10am CEST  Instagram YouTube
24:36
October 18, 2020
15: How to make the "right" decision. Making decisions from a place of empowerment rather than fear
You’re at a crossroads. You either turn left. Or you turn right. But how do you know which direction to choose? Making the “right” decision is always a gamble. But there are a few ways to ensure you’re making a decision that is empowering you and that’ll lead you into your desired outcome. In this episode, I’ll give you some pointers on how to make the "right" decision. Whatever that means… www.gillianbakker.com Instagram
51:48
September 26, 2020
14: Action steps to overcoming your biggest fears
Success is on the other side of fear. But what fears do you have anyway? Can you pinpoint the moment a fear became your truth? The word fear is often misinterpreted. When I talk about fear, I’m not talking about “being afraid of something”. Fear, in the way that I mean it, is an emotional reaction to something your ego finds dangerous. Overcoming fear to succeed means acknowledging risk, but stepping out of your comfort zone anyway in order to grow. In this episode we'll go through 6 action steps you can take to overcome your biggest fears.  www.gillianbakker.com Instagram 
38:50
August 03, 2020
13: Healthy stress management tips. How to deal with stress at work. How to create less stress in your life.
Stress is a total buzzkill we all have to deal with. Whether in life or at work. In this episode I'm going to give you my personal favorite tips & tricks on how to deal and AVOID stress. And no, I am avoiding the standard "breath in, breathe out"  techniques. I'm talking how to manage expectations with your colleagues so that you buy yourself extra time & energy to finish your work in peace!  www.gillianbakker.com Instagram
35:55
June 29, 2020
12: Beat overwhelm and tackle your to-do list. Subtle mindset changes that get things done.
We all know what overwhelm feels like. It's stressful. If you're in a period of overwhelm and you're feeling stuck, I have THE mindset shift for you. It's all a matter of what questions you ask yourself and getting yourself in a state of excitement.  Instagram
11:35
June 06, 2020
9: How to stand out in a saturated market. Best branding tips. Branding with @Studiosheco
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53:08
September 13, 2019
8: How to serve your client on social media
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18:26
August 19, 2019
7: How to sell as a coach - sales tips for coaches - how to have discovery calls - sell as a life coach - sales tips for life coaches
www.gillianbakker.com 1:1 social media & sales coaching  How to sell as a coach - sales tips for coaches - how to have discovery calls - sell as a life coach - sales tips for life coaches
50:07
August 12, 2019
6: The 6 steps to make your follower a client. A step-by-step process explained!
If you have a social media profile, you must know how difficult it is to convert that follower to a client. It takes werk.  Let me tell you what the biggest problem is: it's having call to actions that are way too broad. Asking your reader to click a link in bio or stop by your store is too much. The step is too big. In order to bring someone close to your brand, you need to take baby steps. Ask them to comment and then approach those people personally in the DM. That's how you sell! I am showing you the 6 steps you need to take to convert your follower to a client. Posting on social media is just part of the process. Plus, it's going to take a bit of your time and energy.  Listen to the podcast to fully understand how to take baby steps in converting followers. 
20:53
July 06, 2019
5: Tips on how to define your ideal client
Do you have any idea who your services or products are meant for? I'm sure you've thought of a target audience (female, 25-40, high income), but have you thought of any specific problems your audience might have? The secret to online marketing success is speaking to one specific person. Your reader needs to feel understood in order to see you as an authority figure on your expertise. Figuring out what that specific issue is and how you can tap into that in your Instagram marketing is a difficult subject. That's why I recorded this podcast!
36:07
June 11, 2019
4: Lessons learned in entrepreneurship & my journey so far
Have you always wanted to be an entrepreneur? I know I have. Ever since I was little, I had this feeling I wanted my own business. Little did I know it was going to be such a long journey to becoming an entrepreneur. In this episode, I share a bit about my professional life and career so far. And of course all the lessons I learned along the way! I hope these 6 lessons help you get ahead and that you get inspired by my journey. 
01:16:07
April 24, 2019
3: How to write converting captions on Instagram. The secret formula to captions that trigger engagement.
Do you use Instagram for business? Great, then this podcast is for you. In this episode, I'm covering how to write converting captions. Captions that trigger engagement from your audience. When people use Instagram, they want to be entertained, informed or inspired. Kind of like reading a magazine or a newspaper, right? So try to write your captions in that form. Small hint: start with an attention grabbing headline. Want to know the formula and writing techniques I use to write my captions? Dive into the episode!
35:54
March 16, 2019
2: How to use DMs to hack the Instagram algorithm. DM-ing your followers on Instagram & relationship selling
In 2019, it's all happening in the Instagram DMs. I'm talking sales. By investing in your followers on Instagram and by having a relationship with them, it will be easier to pitch your products and sell them. How to build that relationship? By sending your followers direct messages. In this episode, I give you 5 incentives to contact your followers. Tell you what to write to them exactly. And more importantly, I am telling you why this hacks the algorithm. 
31:45
March 05, 2019
1: How to use content marketing effectively & 3 types of readers you have to create content for
Does sharing your secret sauce online sound scary to you? Then listen to this podcast. We're going to cover WHY content marketing is a very effective strategy & WHY you shouldn't be hesitant of sharing your knowledge online. We are also going to dive into 3 types of readers: Suzan, Betty and Lucy. They are all three different readers, but will all be beneficial to your business! Two of them are even clients 😉. For show notes, please go to www.gillianbakker.com.
34:50
February 21, 2019