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Business Mindset Mastery

Business Mindset Mastery

By Heather Gray
A daily podcast answering business mindset questions for business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs.
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What are You So Afraid Of, Really?
Fear gets a lot of airtime, energy, and oxygen in the personal development space and most of it is needless and enabling. Sometimes, we just need a reframe. Consider this your reframe. Question for the show?
November 20, 2019
When They Ask for Money
The dirty side of success can sometimes be that your inner circle sees you as their personal bank. Setting boundaries on how you are willing to help and how much you are willing to help can feel messy. Communicating your limits can feel even messier. Here's how to manage it with more ease. Question for the show?
November 18, 2019
Telling Clients Hard Things
As service providers, it can feel like clients have the power. It can feel like our livelihoods and our reputations depend on their satisfaction. That's not true, though. As professionals, we are responsible for our expertise and informing clients of hard things is a part of the job. Here's how to do it with less anxiety. Question for the show? Need a consult on a tough situation? Book a time with me.
November 13, 2019
How to Show Up for Yourself
The entrepreneurial space loves this phrase: Show up for yourself. But what does it even mean? Where do you start? Question for the show? Want to work with me? Let's Talk.
November 11, 2019
When Good Enough Stops Being Good Enough
When you have been coasting and things have been moving swimmingly, how do you know if it's time to make a move toward growth? How do you know whether or not you want to grow and, if you choose growth, how do you know the right direction to take? Question for the show? Want to chat to see if I can help? Schedule yourself here.
November 6, 2019
How to Believe Your Worth
The personal development space spends a lot of time teaching self-esteem but how do you start to absorb it for yourself so you can actually feel worthy? Getting to the heart of the matter, here. Question for the show?
November 4, 2019
You Can Say Hard Things
How much time are you wasting avoiding a ten minute hard conversation? Here's how to get out of your own way and on with it so you can get to the other side of hard. Shout Out to Stacie Speaker for the thought provoking question Shout Out to Mark of Beaver Hardwood for being able to have a hard conversation with me and for designing killer custom furniture. Need help getting to the other side of a hard conversation? Book yourself in here or share your story for the podcast by sending your situation to:
October 30, 2019
When 3 out of 10 Request a Refund
What do you do when you have failed to deliver? If you are a service provider and your clients have failed to achieve their promised results, a lot comes rushing at you. Today's listener had a third of his program request a refund. Here's how he can get to the other side of this unfortunate time in his business. Want my help on your tricky situation? Book a call with me or Send your questions to:
October 28, 2019
How to Respond to Desperate Times
When sales and revenue are decreasing and when doing your best isn't enough, things can start to feel desperate. Often, desperate feelings lead to desperate actions that only make everything worse. So, how do you represent yourself with integrity when you don't feel like you are worth that much and how do you show up for your business without giving everything away for less than you deserve? Listen in for tips on staying true to you during really reactive moments. Question for the show?
October 23, 2019
Avoiding the Meltdown After a Win
We've all been there. Something awesome happens and suddenly we're doubting ourselves, twitching, and second-guessing ourselves, before we even allowed ourselves a chance to celebrate. Here's how to make sense of it all. Question for the show? Book yourself in for your first consultation here.
October 21, 2019
How to Charge Your Worth with Confidence
Every business and sales coach tells you to do it: "Charge Your Worth" but what the heck does that even mean and how do you do it without feeling bad about it? Listen in. Question for the show? Click here to book yourself in for your first consultation.
October 16, 2019
Setting Realistic Expectations Without Playing Small
How can you tell if you're playing safe by hiding behind your non-negotiables? How do you know if you are setting yourself up to fail because of unreasonable expectations? This mindset stuff gets tricky sometimes. Allow me to unpack it so you can get on your way. Question for the show? 
October 14, 2019
Ridding Yourself of Shame
When you've really gone and messed it up and have taken a wrecking ball to your life, it can be easier to ask others for forgiveness before you consider asking yourself. Shame festers. An inability to have self-compassion numbs you, affects your mental health, and limits the positive impact you can have in your own life and in the lives of others. Talking about shame isn't easy. Listening to advice about managing shame isn't on the top of most people's lists but self-compassion and self acceptance are crucial for healing, recovery, and fresh starts. Stuck in a shame spiral? Feeling held back or limited by your past? I can help and we should talk. Sooner, rather than later.
October 9, 2019
How to Finally Sit Still
First world problem, right? An inability to sit still? Perhaps. But it is a problem and an inability to sit with yourself without doing anything or an inability to relax is a problem. It's a prescription for burnout, really. If you keep going and going, you will eventually run out of drive and motivation. Your physical and mental health will start to suffer and your relationships will feel the strain, too.  Listen in to learn a new perspective. Question for the show?
October 7, 2019
How to Connect With Your Team
How are you connecting with those who serve you? We spend a lot of time talking about client acquisition, nurturing leads, and creating meaningful connections with those we serve. When it comes to connecting with, managing, and leading a team,  many bosses think they're just supposed to know what to do and they fear asking for help, concerned that their leadership will be questioned. Your relationship with your team is the most important relationship you have in your business. Listen in to learn how to be purposeful and intentional in how you relate to your team. This is work I do with business owners. If you would like a consultation with me, we should chat. Here's a link to my schedule. I am happy to help.
October 2, 2019
The First Steps for Starting Over
What do you do when you built a business that you don't want? How do you start over? How do you choose a new direction when you are war torn and tired? Listen in for tips on starting over. Question for the show? Want to work together? We should talk.
September 30, 2019
Business Mindset for Introverts
When it comes to running businesses, Introverts, it's time to stop limiting yourselves by this self-identifier. Your introversion is not something you have to overcome. It's not something that is going to hold you back. You just need to learn how to use it to better set yourselves up for success. Tune in to listen how. Want my help getting yourself and your business out of the shadows? Book an introductory call. Question for the show?
September 25, 2019
Listening to Burnout the First Time
Burnout tends to crush people when they don't see it coming. Here's how to hear the whispers and respond when it first starts to whisper at you instead of when it starts to scream. In a stage of burnout? I'd like to help. Here's a link to my schedule so we can talk. Have a question for the show?
September 23, 2019
How to Stop Fearing Success
What if it all goes right? Fearing success isn't something people talk about and it can be hard to put a name to but it's just as real as imposter syndrome or fearing failure. You are being called to rise and become something bigger and if this hasn't happened to you before, you will find yourself in unfamiliar territory. The temptation will be to fight, flight, or freeze but if you can ignore those impulses, you will find where you are meant to be.  I've tackled this tricky subject before and today, I am highlighting two episodes from the archives to get you out of your own way and on with your successful self. Need my help? You are always welcome to book an introductory call to see how I work and how I might help you get unstuck. Have a question for me on the show?
September 18, 2019
How to Set Next Level Goals
When you've gotten as far as you planned, or as far as you dared to dream, how do you decide what's next? How do you pick a new goal or decide a new dream to chase? Don't believe the entrepreneurial implications that you're just supposed to know.  You're not and it's more than ok that you don't. Here are some first steps to consider and ways to walk yourself through the process so you don't just jump into something impulsively. Interested in working together? We should talk. Here's a link to my schedule. Question for the show?
September 16, 2019
Mindset Masterclass: From Stuck to Successful
Need a mindset reboot? Get what you need here.  Maybe you're having a hard time tuning back in to yourself or your business after an adventure-filled summer. Perhaps you're stuck in your own head and having a hard time getting out of your own way. Whatever you are bringing to the table, I've got you. Grab a pen, paper, or your laptop. This is chock-full of actionable advice you are going to want to write down. Like the episode? Please share it on social and leave a review on iTunes. Question for me? Find me:
September 11, 2019
How to Make the Big Decisions
Putting this show on hiatus through the summer was a really big decision. While it wasn't one that I took lightly, it also wasn't one that I planned completely through before acting on. As business owners, we are called to this very thing often: making big decisions we hadn't necessarily anticipated. How do we do that with confidence? How do we trust our guts? When should we check with the peanut gallery, when do we need more research or more time, and when do we need to simply stop and act? Today, I am using my decision with this show as an opportunity to walk you though the decision-making process so you, too, can make the decisions that are right for you and for the future of your business. Have you been sitting on a question for the show? Send it my way: Please take a second to review the show on ITunes and don't forget to subscribe so you can stay connected to the mindset matters that are important to your mindset and the health of your business.
September 9, 2019
How to Prevent Failure
When you see something in your business heading off course or in the wrong direction, how do you stop it? This is not the time to "let go of the outcome". It is time to control the outcome. Failure does not have to be inevitable if you're willing to make the BOSS decision. Question for the show? Subscribe to the show to keep up on future episodes.
July 5, 2019
Mindset for a Sold Out Program
It's not over until it's over but when your launch seems to be tanking, it's so tempting to pack it in and hide with your gin (HA! See what I did there?) Here's how to stay the course. Mentioned in this episode: Emily Murnen of Wild Elm Events.
July 4, 2019
My Journey to Here
You asked. I answered. Think you need me and that I could help you, too? Let's connect and see if we might be a good fit. Book some time with me here,
July 3, 2019
"My Business Doesn't Need Me"
When you get to the point where your business can run effectively without out you, or with very little from you, what do you do next? How do you chart your path?  Listen in to figure that out. Would a deep dive consult with me help? If it's time I come on board, let's talk.
July 2, 2019
Getting Teams to Grow With Your Business
You're ready to grow and scale while your team is afraid of what comes next.  You can get their buy in or your can part ways. I explore both options with you here. Need a consult on this? I can help. It's my day job, after all! Let's talk!
July 1, 2019
Introverts BOSSing Without Shaking
You can be a BOSS and an INTROVERT without getting the shakes. Here's how. Is it time for us to work together? Are you an introvert trying to boss differently? Let's talk.
June 28, 2019
Motivation Isn't the Problem
We blame slumps on a lack of motivation but that's not why you're stuck. Listen in the find both the culprit and the solution. Think it's time to work together? Let's Talk.
June 27, 2019
Gut Instinct or Just Fear Talking
How can you tell if you're reacting to something out of fear and you just need to work through it or if it's your gut telling you that it's a really bad idea? Self-awareness is everything but when we feel up against it, we can lose sight of our judgment and of what feels right/best for us. Here's how to navigate this sticky terrain. Question for the show?
June 26, 2019
How to Stop Numbing Out
We all phone it in from time to time and run on autopilot but businesses cannot last if we stay in that same place, doing the same thing. Once we have been checked out, though, it can be hard to check back in. This is is how.
June 25, 2019
It's Time to Get Lost
Needing to have all the answers you start is one of the biggest mindset blocks. We all want to know where we're going but sometimes, to get to where we want to go, we have to be willing to get lost. Here's how a tift with my husband turned into a really important business lesson.
June 24, 2019
Strategy for Quick & Immediate Wins
How do we set ourselves up for success? Sometimes, it's a long game but you can get a quick win or two in by doing this one thing. Question for the show?
June 21, 2019
Mindset for Self-Promotion
People can't buy from you if they don't know you exist and you can't just keep telling people who you are. You also have to show them.  I had a hard time with that. Here's what I learned and how I got over a THREE YEAR mindset block. Question for the show?
June 20, 2019
Sharing Your Story Without Feeling Sleazy
Who are you? What do you stand for? How has your life influenced those beliefs? Does your audience know? Do they know you? If they don't know you, can they buy from you? When was the last time you showed people who you are through your story? Listen in for thoughts on getting started and why it can help you beyond your bottom line.
June 19, 2019
Mindset Blocks Unlocked
Mindset blocks are real and they exist. Here's how to get out of one without reading a 300 page book or watching a TED talk. Question for the show?
June 18, 2019
Selling Solutions to Pain Without Feeling Gross
You don't want to pimp their pain for profit but they are hurting and you have the solution.  How do you let people know that you are here to ease their suffering without feeling like an ambulance chaser? Listen in to find out. Question for the show?
June 17, 2019
When You Outgrow Your Network
When you start out on the same playing field as everyone else but then find success faster than they do, you are suddenly playing a whole different game. What do you do when they want to meet up for coffee but you no longer see value in staying in touch? How do you move on with grace and without sounding like or feeling like an a-hole? It's one heck of an awkward conversation. Here's how to have it. Do you have a hard conversation that you are struggling to get the words out for? Send your scenario my way and I will have your back.
June 14, 2019
When You Piss Off Your People
I stepped in it last week. I said some things here on the show and on social media that offended people who follow me. I talk about it here and hopefully model how to address the dust ups that will inevitably occur if you're truly going to be authentic and speak your truth.
June 13, 2019
Memberships Without Burnout
Memberships and subscription products are the holy grail for business owners but behind the curtain, they are a lot of work. Owners put tremendous pressure on themselves to over-deliver in a misguided attempt to avoid churn. There's a way to make your membership work for you without sucking your soul but you're going to have to stop working so hard and start working differently. Get started here.
June 12, 2019
How to Fire Them Without Burning Your Business
Sometimes, it just doesn't work out.  Here's how to have a hard conversation with more ease. Question for the show?
June 11, 2019
How to Engage Customers
You only have one chance to make a good first impression. Here's how to connect, engage, and invite customers in for more. Question for the show?
June 10, 2019
Starting & Ending Your Days With Intention
How we do one thing is how we do everything, right? That includes how we start and end our days. I recently got off track and back pedaled a bit. Here's what I learned and how I got back on track. Question for the show?
June 7, 2019
Mindset for Competition
If you want to own a business, dealing with competition is non-negotiable. Listen in to learn how to rise to the occasion like the BOSS that you are. Question for the show? Heather@heathergrayconsulting,com 
June 6, 2019
When You Get Jealous
We all know about staying in our own lane.  It doesn't stop us from feeling what we feel when we look left or right and see someone with the life or business we want. Here's how to manage the discomfort and use it to your advantage. Question for the show?
June 5, 2019
Quit Working for Free
Here's how to stop working for free. Maybe you're tempted to give people a taste test of what it would be like to work with you. The exposure carrot may be getting dangled for're being told that helping others will get more eyes on your business. You might be afraid to be the bad guy, to say no to a request for help out of worry about how it might look. Regardless of how you find yourself here, listen in to learn how to get out. ASK HEATHER.  $99 Want to take me up on my triple dog dare to do a quick and private Q&A with you? No one listening in on your situation.  An opportunity to have some back and forth with me and be assured that I have the full story before I offer my guidance.  A quick diagnostic consultation. At under 100 dollars a pop, I am unable to coach you through this through resolution but I can offer insight and suggest a personalized and customized course of action for your situation, just as you have heard me do on the show No significant time or financial commitment.  Managed on Voxer, a voice messaging app This is a quick turnover offering. Let me know what's up and I will be getting back to you inside of 2 business days. All excuses removed.  Email me to get started:
June 4, 2019
How to Get Motivated
You've got to get it done but you're just not moving. Here's how to figure out what's really up with your inaction and how to get back on track. Question for the Show?
June 3, 2019
Caregiver & BOSS
When someone you love needs you and your business needs you, it can feel like the walls are caving in. I've been there. Here's how to find your way with it all. Lessons from my experience. Hope it helps. Question for the show?
May 31, 2019
Mindset: An Inconvenient Truth
What's the real deal when it comes to mindset? I have to warn you,  it has nothing to do with believing that you are a badass or washing your face. Ready to get honest with me? Want more honesty? Work with me. One Month of Coaching on Demand Book a Consultation
May 30, 2019
When You Share Too Much
"Authenticity" is the the new "hustle" but it's also unchartered territory for many entrepreneurs. When you share something, you end up managing your consumer's reactions to your story. If your emotions haven't been unpacked yet, that can be a lot on top of an already heavy load. Here's how to clean up from the fallout after you have shared more than you were ready to publicly deal with. Question for the show?
May 29, 2019
Pricing Your Services
Pricing is personal. Listen in to learn how to know and own your worth unapologetically so you can stand behind your price with confidence. Work with Me: One Month Coaching on Demand Consultation Call Questions?
May 28, 2019
Hiding from Your Life?
Our businesses can be such great places to hide and avoid dealing with hard things. After all, there is always something to do. There is a risk and danger to numbing out and tuning out from our personal lives, though.  Checking back in with ourselves, though, can be an intimidating process. Here's how to do it so you still feel in control.
May 27, 2019
"I'm Afraid to Hire"
There's a difference between being the boss and bossing others. It's a milestone for a business when it's time to make the first big hire but it's also an intimidating prospect for the owner. Here's how to navigate this transition with confidence. Question for the show?
May 24, 2019
Reining in Team Energy
When a team member brings the heat,  bosses feel like they have struck gold. What do you do, though, when a team member's enthusiasm becomes a distraction and interrupts the big picture? You don't want to curb their enthusiasm but you do need it to have some control. This is a hard conversation. Here's how to have it. Question for the show?
May 23, 2019
Your Personal Business & Your Team
When it comes to your personal business, how much should your team know? What boundaries should exist between bosses and their team members? How do you make this decision for yourself? You want to be professional and you want to empower your team with what they need to know to support your business. This is tricky business. Listen in for help finding your way with it all. Question for show?
May 22, 2019
Be More Successful By Tomorrow
Whether or not we're as successful as we want to be often comes down to knowing what we're willing to do for what we want. Taking it one step further, it comes down to whether or not we are willing to do one specific thing. Do this one thing and you could be more successful than you are today by tomorrow. Q for the show?
May 21, 2019
When You Suck at Conferencing
The pressure to "network" at conferences can make it harder to connect. Here's how to get out of your own way. Mentioned in this episode: Introverts BOSSing
May 20, 2019
Is the Problem Always Mindset?
People like to tell us we have a mindset problem as soon as we talk about something being hard or confusing but is it really mindset? How are we supposed to know?  Can't a bad day just be a bad day sometimes? Can't the problem be the strategy and not how we think about the strategy? Unpacking all of this and more in today's episode. Join me. Need my help? Let's connect. Question for the show?
May 17, 2019
When You Make a $10K Mistake
If you mess it all up to the tune of $10K, you are bound to feel bad. Especially when your spouse will feel the pinch, too. How do you get out from under all that you didn't know? How do you forgive yourself, accept, move on and how do you get your spouse to understand and forgive you? This is a lot. I am tackling it today so listen in. Question for the show?
May 16, 2019
When Your Spouse Says No to Your Opportunity
When we first start our businesses, we have no idea what our businesses are really going to ask of us. Nor do we know the opportunities that might find us that we never thought to expect. When business opportunities collide with family needs, our partners are going to have a reaction and it might not always be the supportive kind we hope for. Here's how to respond to keep your family on track and you might not need to compromise your business to do it. Question for the show?
May 15, 2019
When Your Success Makes Others Uncomfortable
We're inundated with encouragement (pressure?)  to seek wealth and success unapologetically.. What happens, though, when once you do, you feel as though you are leaving those you love most behind? How do you respond when your ability to help more and to support more make others feel bad about what they are unable to do? Question for the show?
May 14, 2019
How to Stop Focusing on What Isn't Possible
"I can't" ."Now isn't the right time". "I really wanted to but..." Sound familiar? We all get discouraged from time to time. We all have to make compromises that leave us with disappointment. However, when we dwell on our disappointment, we miss out on what's possible. It's easier said than done, though, so today we're diving in to how you can stop looking at the closed door so you can find that open window.
May 13, 2019
When They Do a Sh!t Job
Hiring someone is supposed to make your life easier. It's supposed to let you focus on your zone of genius. But if you don't take care of business when hiring, it  makes everything harder.  Here's how to avoid hiring pitfalls and build a rockstar team because rockstar teams don't happen by accident. Want my help building your team?
May 10, 2019
How to Not Be On All the Time
When you run an internet business, it can feel like your doors are permanently open. There can be immense pressure to be on all the time, engaging, commenting, and connecting.  Here's how to turn off so you can stay in it for the long haul. Also mentioned in this episode: Smash Hit Sales Show Question for me?
May 9, 2019
How to Be Seen By Your Boss
When working for someone, in order to get from where you are to where you want to be, your boss has to see you and your potential. You don't have to just wait for it to happen, though. Here's how to get in the driver's seat of your professional life when you're not running the show. Question for the show?
May 8, 2019
How to Stop Deleting Your Truth
I almost deleted yesterday's show. I said something I hadn't planned on saying and immediately wanted to take it back. I wanted to delete the episode, start over, and forget it all happened. I didn't, though. Why? Because I didn't say anything yesterday that wasn't true. I was just nervous about how it was going to be received, what people would think of me, and how it might impact my business and ability to market myself. Real fears but also real truth. So, I didn't delete yesterday's show and today, I talk to you about how you, too, can back away from the delete button for yourself. Wherever you are stuck and whatever has you hurting, I would really like to help you. I am hoping you might want my help, too. Here's a link so we can talk. 
May 7, 2019
Why You're Not "There" Yet
"Am I there yet?" "I can't believe I am still here." "I thought I would have this all figured out by now." "Why is this all still so hard? Sound familiar? Business owners put crazy amounts of pressure on themselves sometimes to have it all figured out, to have "arrived", if you will. Why is it so hard to feel settled sometimes and how can you ever really tell if you are there yet? Tired of being in this struggle with yourself? I think I can help. Here's a link so we can talk.
May 6, 2019
How to Stop People Pleasing
You've heard it all before: you have to take a seat at the table. You have to use your voice.  Here's my take on how you can do that without losing your mind. Want me two cents on something you are holding or managing?
May 3, 2019
How to Accept Your Reality
"If you don't like your fate, change it..." We hear things like this all the time in the personal development space but sometimes, it's just BS. The person saying it has no idea the struggle you are carrying or how you would do anything to change it, if you could. Sometimes, your reality is going to be an immovable object in your life that cannot be fixed. Your perspective and your response to it remain in your control, though. No matter what you are living with right now or how much you are hurting, your reality does not have to become your excuse. I promise. Here's how. Want to keep the conversation going? Where does it hurt? How can I help? Send your questions for the show to: and let's keep talking about the hard things.
May 2, 2019
Mindset Necessities for Long Term Success
If you're in it to win it, you're in it for the long game. Too many people manage their mindset to push through a hard day or a hard week. Their thinking is entirely too short term. It's time to prioritize your mindset for long term entrepreneurship. Grab your notebook, take stock, and get yourself set up for better success. Share the show on Facebook or IG: @HeatherGrayConsulting
May 1, 2019
How to Pivot Without Going Broke
How do you make a change when you still need to make a regular and consistent income? Yes, you need to consider your income and financial responsibilities they aren't the only things you should be considering. Question for the show?
April 30, 2019
How to Be Alone
We can't have healthy relationships, personally or professionally, until we have a healthy relationship with ourselves. Starting an important conversation here and I am hoping you'll join me for it. Thoughts?
April 29, 2019
How to Do Hard Things
Life sucker punches us at times. Other times, we choose the hard thing because of what we want on the other side of a hard choice. Either way, we can do hard things. We just don't always know how. Mentioned in the show: I Can Do Hard Things Question for the show?
April 26, 2019
Making Online Communities Work
The state of online communities has everyone rolling their eyes but we're not really talking about it. A group's success depends on the group leader and its members. Here are some things to think about for a successful group. Getting value from the show? Consider supporting my work by using the link below and becoming a sponsor Mentioned today: Lisa Fabrega
April 25, 2019
When Your Business Burns Your Passion
We can hear about it until we are blue in the face: "Do what you love and you'll never work another day in your life."  Those of us who have been at this a while know that's not entirely true. Here's how to think about it differently. Question for the show?
April 24, 2019
Your Problem Isn't Your Comfort Zone
We hear it all the time: "Everything you want is on the other side of your comfort zone."  What if everything you want is actually inside of it? Listen in for help with sorting it all out. Question for the show?
April 23, 2019
When You're "Wasting" Your Degree
When your new path doesn't require that piece of paper your old path did, people can have a lot of opinions about your choices. It doesn't matter what they think but it really matters what you think. Here's how to wrestle with it and land solidly where you're supposed to. Question for the show?
April 22, 2019
Staying Steady When It Floods In
Yesterday, we chatted about maintaining a steady mindset during the famine or drought. Here's how to stay steady when it all goes incredibly right and you experience a flood in your business. Question for the show?
April 19, 2019
Mindset During a Famine
We know that entrepreneurship comes with ups and downs. The key to managing it is to keep your mindset steady no matter how the tides are turning. Here's how to manage perspective during tough times and stay tuned tomorrow for guidance on staying steady when it all comes flooding in. Question for the show?
April 18, 2019
BOSSing with ADD
When you think of yourself as disorganized, forgetful, and easily distracted, it can be hard to think of yourself and see yourself as a boss. If you're struggling with ADD, you can still be a boss. You just have to change the ending to your story. This is how. Question for the show?
April 17, 2019
How to Choose a Therapist
Before being BOSSes, we're human. Sometimes, as humans, we hurt, we struggle, and we lose our way. Sometimes it's not just about not having the right mindset. Sometimes, it's about not having the right kind of help., knowing how to find the right help, or knowing if the help you're getting is actually helping. Use this episode as a guide for finding what's right for you. Mentioned in the show: Psychology Network Therapy Chat with me here. Or Email Me:
April 16, 2019
When Your Boss is a Misogynist
When a boss abuses power, it's hard to know where to go., what to do, or what to say. I don't pretend to be the be all or end all to this conversation but I am hoping to shed a light on how to find the right response for you.
April 15, 2019
How to Inspire When You've Had it Easy
No, you don't need a homeless in a white van story in order to get new clients to be interested in you but you do need to connect. Here's how. Question or topic idea for the show?
April 12, 2019
Showing Up So They Believe You
You've heard it said: "When someone shows you who they are, believe them". How, then, do you show up so that potential leads and clients believe you? Question for the show?
April 11, 2019
When They Overpromise & Underdeliver
You heard me talking yesterday about business owners who've made big investments in coaching, mentorship., and programs but still have no businesses to show for it. Consumer responsibility and business accountability both play a role here. When you've done your due diligence and end up disappointed, deciding how to respond can be tricky business. Here's how to approach this while respecting yourself and your business investment. Show topic ideas? Write me:
April 10, 2019
Big Investments, No Business
There's an epidemic in the online business space. People are dropping thousands of dollars on coaching. group programs, and memberships and have NOTHING to show for businesses, no audience of warm leads, just a few scraggly dollars coming in from here or there but no consistent income stream. People are ranting about it (I know I was) people are calling it out in "provocative" posts but few are confronting it or teaching business owners what to do instead. I hope you'll see a new perspective here so you can stop the madness and build the business you dream of.
April 9, 2019
When Your Haters Are Family
Ouch, right? This one just hurts. We're told to ignore our haters but when they are our flesh and blood, it just doesn't work that way. Here's how to get out from under the pain and sadness and find your way to the other side. You don't have to do this alone. If you are trying to make peace with your past, I would really like to help.  Use this link to book in a call. I can learn your story, share ways I can help, and help you find your way.
April 8, 2019
If I Had to Start Over Today....
...this is what I would do differently. Where I went wrong and what I would do instead.
April 5, 2019
How Creatives Can Make Bank
The marketing and messaging for creatives and makers is totally skewed and sets those wanting to make a living selling their art feel like they have to take a different road than the rest of us. Rather than catering to the creative part, artisans need to focus on the business part when thinking about cash injection, revenue building, and financial start.  I'd like to think I am changing the conversation here for you creative types. Listen in and then let me know how I did by writing to:
April 4, 2019
Taking Action Without a Goal
What do you do if you don't know where you want to go or what you want to be? So often, we are led to believe that we don't start out until we know our destination. It's common sense advice but it doesn't always work. Vollume Six, Episode One of Chef's Table with Mashama Bailey on Netflix illustrated it for me. In today's episode, I take the inspiration from that episode and offer the entrepreneurial lessons we could all use.
April 3, 2019
How to Become More Yourself
Sometimes, it's not a pivot. Sometimes, you just become more yourself. That's what went down with me and how Choose to Have it became Heather Gray Consulting. That's right. New name, more me. Curious as to how I got here and what it took to make the change? Listen in. Thinking about working with me? Let's chat. Question for the show? New address!
April 2, 2019
Because Grief Doesn't Keep a Schedule
Life happens. We lose people. We know this. But running our businesses through the grieving process can feel like trudging through the dark...while it's still raining. You get the point. It can feel impossible to find your way out. Here's a guidepost for starting. If you need more direction, don't hesitate to reach out:
April 1, 2019
How to Be More Confident
Too often, we wait to do the thing until we feel confident, not realizing that we're not going to actually feel confident until we go and do the thing, right? Here's how to get out from under all of that to find the confidence you seek. Interested in working with me on this? Schedule a time to chat about your goals and how I might be able to help.
March 29, 2019
The Success Secret You're Ignoring
There are a lot of secrets to success but this one might be the least expected. Listen in for the dish.
March 28, 2019
Depressed and The BOSS
Depression's arrow does not leave business owners unscathed. It hits and hurts us, too. As action takers, we want to do something about it but what are you supposed to do? What does taking action on your depression even mean? What does it look like? Well, it looks a little bit like this. Listen in for the start of the conversation and, if you need to, I invite you to schedule a chat with me to continue doing the work with trained support and guidance. Here's the link to do just that. Want to keep the conversation going on the show? Ask here:
March 27, 2019
How to Believe in Yourself
You don't need me to puff you up with reminders that you are fierce, strong, and capable. You need to start believing it for yourself. Start by listening here. Then, we should talk.
March 26, 2019
Make Online Connections Easier
You don't need a complicated funnel and you can keep the strategy simple. Get back to the basics of connecting with leads online with good, old-fashioned common sense. If you're lost and in the weeds, spinning circles, try this. Question for the show?
March 25, 2019
How to Take Inspired Action
Personal development books will only get you so far. At some point, if you want to change-or if you want your life or business to change- you have to do something. But figuring out what that is can be intimidating. Start here. Then, consider sharing your stuck spot by writing into the show with a Q:
March 22, 2019
For Anxiety Sufferers
Let's be real. It's not just that you are a worrier. You don't just have imposter syndrome. You have and suffer from anxiety. There. We said it? Did the world end? Did it all come crashing down? No. But you do need to learn how to treat it. Listen in for a place to start but this is going to be some hard work. I am ready to do it with you. Use this link to schedule a time to chat. I can get to know you, your struggles, and we can decide the best treatment option for you. Want to have the conversation on the show? Send your questions:
March 21, 2019
How to Really Learn From Mistakes
Everyone likes to tell you that failures and mistakes are just lessons but how do you find the lessons? How are you supposed to know what you are supposed to be learning from them? Is it time for us to talk about working together? Let's Talk and Find Out. Ready to just get to work? Book yourself in here. Just have a question for the  show?
March 20, 2019
How to Actually Re-Write the Ending to Your Story
"At any point in time, we get to say  'This is not how my story is going to end' " but what does that look like in real life? How do we actually do that? Digging in to the topic with practical, actionable advice you can implement today. Need my help? Let's start re-writing that story of yours together. Book yourself in right here and start getting out of your own way now.
March 19, 2019
When "Being Positive" Isn't Working
If you're doing all you can but still feel in the dumps, you might need to change your approach.  Listen in for a new way to attack an old problem. Question for the show?
March 18, 2019
Why Your Content is Missing the Mark
Nothing creates self-doubt faster than a lack of engagement with things you're putting out there. If you are showing up and putting yourself out there but are only being met with crickets, you might need to change your messaging. Here's the question you need to ask yourself and how to better connect. Feedback for the show?
March 15, 2019
When Happiness Isn't a Choice
I have built a business and a brand on the idea that happiness is a choice. Yet. for some people, they are striving to achieve it every day but, despite their best intentions, they hurt, suffer, and struggle. Depression is a beast and it often gets simplified, overlooked, or ignored in the mindset conversation. I am starting the conversation here to bring it into the light. I hope you'll join me in continuing it by sharing your story with me :
March 14, 2019
When Your Personal Life Collides With Your Personal Brand
Life can sucker punch us at any moment. Those of us who run businesses are not immune or exempt from this. We have to prepare for these times by implementing tools and strategies into our businesses. Start here. Question for the show?
March 13, 2019
How to Win After Repeatedly Losing
You don't have to change games or even teams. Sometimes, you just need a different strategy. Question for the show?
March 12, 2019
10 Ways You're In Your Own Way
Sometimes, the reason we're not succeeding is because of us. Learn the top ten ways you're interfering with your bottom line and ways to stop. After listening, if you need my help to get from where you are to where you want to be, use this link to book an introductory call. If you are ready to jump and in a start working right away, use this link to book in directly and get started.
March 11, 2019
When Your Experience is Passed Over
You know your stuff. You have gotten your reps in. Why then, do you keep getting passed over in favor of people who've been in the game for 1/2 the time? It has less to do with what they're doing and more to do on what you're not doing. Listen in to learn more. Question for the show?
March 8, 2019
When They Forgive You But Don't Forget
Being on the receiving end of someone else's boundaries can be pretty uncomfortable. Sitting in the natural consequence of our failing is always going to hurt. You might not find peace with those you've hurt but this is how you can find peace with yourself. Question for the show?
March 7, 2019
When You're Pouring From an Empty Cup
Sometimes, they really need you and sometimes, at the worst possible time, you just don't have it to give. Managing this messiness comes with heartache, confusion, and struggle. Here's how to navigate your way through it. Question for the show?
March 6, 2019
When You Miss Your Old Life
If being your own boss and living your life on your own terms is supposed to be soooo amazing, why do you sometimes find yourself looking backwards with longing? Question for the show?
March 5, 2019
When a Team Member Quits
You get used to turnover in corporate life but when you have built a personal brand and someone quits your team, it can feel really different. It feels personal. Here's how to manage it like a BOSS. Question for the show?
March 4, 2019
Why is "Easy" So Hard?
We hear it all the time: "Let it be easy" but that can sometimes be the hardest thing to accept and do. Listen in to see what I am talking about and learn a few tips for how to get started. Question for the show? Find me:
March 1, 2019
On Moving Forward When Knocked Down
Rocky says it best in this pivotal scene. But how do you actually get back up when something has rocked your foundation? Have a sports analogy you want me to help you take action on? Send your ideas to me!
February 28, 2019
How to Reboot Now
Sometimes, a quick fix comes down to answering a single question and planning accordingly. This is how to get out from under whatever is weighing you down.
February 27, 2019
Advice That Sets You Up to Fail
We all hear bad advice from time to time. But some advice is given on repeat and all it does is breed failure. Here's how to look at the thing you hear over and over again differently. Have a listen and let me know what you think:
February 26, 2019
When Your Raving Fans Repel Your Dream Clients
We could easily call this episode #AWKWARD and I am not even one to ever speak in hashtags! This is a hard conversation, though--what do you do when the people who love you aren't the people you want to serve? Hard and awkward isn't a reason not to have the conversation. Here's how to find your way with grace.
February 25, 2019
The Truth About Boundaries
Even after talking about it all week, their can still be misconceptions about what boundaries are and aren't and what they do and don't do. Myth busting is live and well is this conclusion to the series. I do hope you have found value in this week's series and would appreciate you using the link below to financially support and contribute to the show.
February 22, 2019
On Boundaries & Personal Relationships
The hardest people to set boundaries with are often the people who are closest to us. Hard conversations don't have to mean impossible conversations. Here's how to find your way for your personal well being and for the health of your relationships. Welcome to the Boundaries Masterclass Series. Have a question for the show? Ask:
February 21, 2019
When Your Boundaries Are Disrespected
We often fail to set boundaries because we don't think anyone will follow them, anyway. That's true but it's not a reason not to protect yourself. You can armor up here with words and responses for what to say and what to do the next time someone encroaches on your limits. Welcome to the Boundaries Masterclass Series. If you have a question about setting boundaries in your own life and business, please share and keep the conversation going:
February 20, 2019
How to Communicate Your Boundaries So They Listen
Episode Two of Boundaries Masterclass series. When your boundaries are repeatedly violated, it's easy to point at the offenders but your control over the situation lies within you. Here's how to find it and use it. Welcome to this week-long series. If you have a question about boundaries in your own life or business, please write in:
February 19, 2019