Your Lifestyle Business

#43 - To SEO or Not to SEO: That is the Question

An episode of Your Lifestyle Business

By Jo Barnes
If you want to build a lifestyle business you can run from anywhere in the world whether that be your kitchen table or a beach in Fiji, you're in the right place! Host Jo Barnes is on a mission to arm action takers like you with the knowledge, tools, strategies & inspiration to do just that! Join Jo & guests to explore the world of living life by your own design.
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If you want to build a lifestyle business you can run from anywhere in the world whether that be your kitchen table or a beach in Fiji, you're in the right place! Host Jo Barnes is on a mission to arm action takers like you with the knowledge, tools, strategies & inspiration to do just that! Join Jo & guests to explore the world of living life by your own design.

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#46 - Women! Find & OWN Your Unique Voice
Are you aware of how powerful & unique you are, just as you are? How many times do we second guess or doubt ourselves. Maybe we stop ourselves from doing things we know would take us closer to our goals because we're worried that maybe we're not as good as we think we could be or we're worried about what others may think or say. Perhaps we believe somewhere deep down we don't have the skills required to make 'it' work, or we're not as good as someone else in our niche so why try to compete? You, beautiful lady. Yep you, I'm talking directly to you, are amazing just as you are and have everything you need within you right now to create the life you truly want to live. It's time to find that voice within you and get out there and OWN IT! Let's go... Full post & show notes at - Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - Your Lifestyle Business Instagram -
November 11, 2019
#45 - Passport to Fitness (for home based entrepreneurs)
There is nothing worse than feeling tired, sluggish & desperately lacking in energy, particularly if we’re trying to build the business & life of our dreams and even more so when we want to go bounding around the world exploring new places & cultures. It’s easy to simply say eat more fruit & veg, drink more water & do more exercise but as someone who’s been on a long & arduous health journey myself the last few years I’m not sure it’s that simple. That’s why I was so happy to interview travel & fitness guru Nate Palmer creator of & author of the aptly titled book - Passport to Fitness. I must admit I did use the interview as a bit of a personal coaching session but if you’re looking to shift a few pounds, get fitter, stronger & healthier & have the energy to suck the juice out of every day then you’ll live his tips & advice. Enjoy! 😁 Full post & show notes at - Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - Your Lifestyle Business Instagram -
November 4, 2019
#44 - 12 Steps to Get More Done & Love Every Minute!
I’ve recently increased my own productivity beyond measure. I’m getting more done in a day now than I used to in a week, sometimes even longer. I’m no longer spending my days thinking or planning or getting distracted on social media. I’m just ‘doing’! And the great part is I’m loving it! There is no need to be in a constant state of stress or overwhelm my friend. Life is far too short for all of that. I have made some very specific changes to my life to create this shift and in todays episode I’m excited to share the key steps I have taken to get more done and create so much more enjoyment in my working life! Full post & show notes at - Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - Your Lifestyle Business Instagram -
October 28, 2019
#43 - To SEO or Not to SEO: That is the Question
Recently I have once again been exploring the world of SEO. I say once again because I have periodically dipped my toe over the last 10 years determined to get my head around how it all works, only to give up after a week or so because it’s so bloody complicated / long winded and frankly boring. Clearly I am not a ‘devil is in the detail’ person. It’s a weakness. But as one of my main goals over the next few years is to grow my site I felt it only right to give it a go once again. Here’s the thing though, in my niche, ‘building a lifestyle business’, the keywords I would like to rank for are so ridiculously competitive it seems like a pointless task to even try. My logic is backed up by all the SEO blogs I read who say anything with a keyword difficulty over about 20 is not worth competing with and as most of my keywords are 50+, case closed. In this instance the advice is to use long tail keywords and sure enough - ‘Build a lifestyle business you can be proud of and that will change your life and that you can do while watching TV & picking your nose’, isn’t too competitive! So I can see where they’re going with that. But seriously, how important is it? Should we care enough about SEO to devote some of our precious time towards it? That’s what I’m exploring in todays podcast. Full post & show notes at - Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - Your Lifestyle Business Instagram -
October 21, 2019
#42 - Lessons Learned From 10 Years Running a Lifestyle Business
For the last 10 years my small family & I have been traversing the seas chasing the sun around the world! In order to do so we had to make some money along the way and so between us, my hubby & I, we built two very successful, life changing online businesses. Businesses which gave us the freedom to live anywhere, work anywhere, for me to pack up work for a couple of years and also for us to start to build a nest egg and make our money work for us over the long term. Whilst I’d love to tell you we did all of this while sipping cocktails on a beach that is only partially true! I say partially because there have been plenty of times we have been toiling away on our computers while sipping a bottle of chang by a pool or by the beach, such is the nature of working from anywhere! But there have also been many many times I have watched the dawn break over the top of my computer screen as I realize I’ve been at it all night or we’ve holed ourselves away somewhere for days on end to just work our butts off to make things happen. Many frustrations, lots of tears, a bit of burn out at times and more moments than I care to admit when you ask yourself whether just going home and getting a job would be easier. But overall it’s 500% worth it. The lifestyle we live, the freedom we have, the experiences we have been afforded and can continue to expose our daughter too. I wouldn’t give up what we have in a heartbeat and to be honest right now I feel a huge second wind coming and the next few years are pure excitement to me! But before I get carried away, let’s have a look at some of the key lessons I have learned along the way. Lessons I hope will inspire and help you with starting and running your own lifestyle business. Full post & show notes at - Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - Your Lifestyle Business Instagram -
October 14, 2019
#41 - Lessons Learned from 10 Years Traveling the World
10 years ago, we sold everything we owned in a 5-day gumtree sale (the UK equivalent of Craigs List), generated a princely sum of £900, jumped on a plane with our 4-year-old under our arm and haven’t looked back since! Since that day we have visited and lived in over 30 different countries and have plans to experience many more, however, it’s not all chocolate and roses, especially with a child. We’ve had our fair few challenges along the way, have learned a lot and have made plenty of mistakes, however, it’s quite possibly been the most interesting, eye-opening and mind-broadening 10 years I’ve ever had - particularly seeing my hubby in a pair of cut off women stockings acting as a pair of knick knack paddy whacks in a massage parlor!. Here’s what I learned... Full post & show notes at - Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - Your Lifestyle Business Instagram -
October 7, 2019
#40 - What Starting a Lifestyle Business and Getting Married Have in Common!
So last week a good friend and member of the YLB community contacted me with a conundrum. He has a full time job and needs to replace his income within the next 3 years or so. He’s been working on 2 or 3 online business ideas but is unsure which one to pursue. Should he do the one he has some experience with and kind of got started a while ago but was thwarted by platform updates. (I’ve been there many times, hence why I don’t publish social media courses anymore!) Should he go with a dream of his he’s had for a while or should he go with a business he’s already invested into quite heavily with his partner, but is mainly his partners dream. Hmmm, decision, decisions. But you know, its decisions like this that hold us back from getting out there and living the life we dream about, so in todays episode I’m going to talk about why starting a lifestyle business is a lot like getting married and how this can help you finally make that all important decision. Full post & show notes at - Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - Your Lifestyle Business Instagram -
September 23, 2019
#39 - My Top 10 Life Changing Books for Lifestyle Entrepreneurs (MIHM EP113)
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” Dr Seuss I love to read. I so enjoy hearing about other people’s journey’s, thoughts, opinions, learnings etc. In fact if it weren’t for books, I may never have become an entrepreneur in the first place. With that in mind in today’s episode I thought it would be fun to give a summary of the 10 top books that have had a huge impact on my life this year and that I believe are an awesome read if you’re wanting to expand your knowledge, build your business, grow your confidence and become an awesome action taker! To quote one of the authors 'if you want to walk around so lit up that you shoot sunbeams out of yer eyeballs', then listen in to today's episode my friend! Full post & show notes at - Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - Your Lifestyle Business Instagram -
September 16, 2019
#38 - How I'm Starting My Online Ecommerce Business Today! (MIHM EP112)
Back in 2015 my partner & I started a business selling products on Amazon. Kitchen products to be precise. Within one year we had grossed over a million bucks with just one product. In the following years we grew our product line and our revenues so much so that I packed up work for a couple of years to focus on my health & my daughter. However after two years of lunching & brunching I realized this was not my destiny and earlier this year relaunched my Jo Barnes Online brand as Your Lifestyle Business. My mission is to arm action taker with the tools, strategies and inspiration to build a business you can run from anywhere in the world whether that be your kitchen table or a beach in Fiji. To that end I am about to launch my first experimental ecommerce store using Shopify. The goal being to build my own store and educate the members of my FB group as I go with over the shoulder videos, posts, and lots of discussion. In todays episode I’m walking through my 12 step plan to get it off the ground. I hope it helps and be sure to come and join the Facebook Group to watch it come to life! - Full post & show notes at - Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - Your Lifestyle Business Instagram -
September 9, 2019
#37 - 10 Steps to Building Your Freedom Lifestyle Business (MIHM EP111)
Over the last 10 years we have had the fortune to live in or visit over 30 different countries. We have traveled with wild abandon dragging our little daughter with us for the most part, slowing only when it was clear that school agreed with her & she should stay in one place for a while to make the best of it. We still go away every holiday & I continue to travel at other times through the year. This has only been possible because we started a business back in 2010 which we could build & manage completely online. Since then we have gone on to create two life changing businesses and have plans for many more. In last weeks episode - ‘What Business Should I Start?' I shared with you the different types of lifestyle businesses & how to decide what business you should start if you’re currently unsure in which direction to go. Today we’re going to explore the 10 steps to building your lifestyle business no matter the model you choose. Full post & show notes at - Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - Your Lifestyle Business Instagram -
September 2, 2019
#36 - What Business Should I Start? (Make It Happen Monday Ep110)
Do you know you want to start a lifestyle business but are stuck for ideas? Perhaps you’re low on cash, time, self belief? Whatever it is one of the issues facing us in this day and age are the sheer amount of opportunities now available to us. Where do we start? In todays episode of Make It Happen Monday, I’m answering an email I received from a lady called Sarah who asked this very question - What business should I start? Here are my top 3 tips for hacking away the jungle of information surrounding you and making your way out into a sunshine filled clearing with decision and precision in mind! Full post & show notes at - Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - Your Lifestyle Business Instagram -
August 26, 2019
#35 - Why You're Never Too Old to Dream a New Dream
Do you ever find yourself thinking that you’re just too old for all the change in the world and that the online world particularly is for the ‘young’uns’ nowadays?  I’m not going to lie, as someone hurtling towards 50, I have my own moments of doubt.  But this morning a beautiful quote popped up on my computer screen & I wanted to share out with you.  Enjoy, I hope it inspires you to take action today!  Full post & show notes at -  Your Lifestyle Business FB Community -  Your Lifestyle Business Instagram - 
August 5, 2019
#34 - How to Deal With Crippling Self Doubt
So what do you do if you suffer with crippling self doubt?  So much so, that it’s stopping you in your tracks. Stopping you from getting out there and truly being who you want to be and doing what you want to do?  That was the question in an email I recently received from a member of the YLB Community.  In this weeks episode I’m giving you three tips you can start to practice today to eradicate or at least minimize your self doubt and start taking action on your dreams.  Full post & show notes at -  Your Lifestyle Business FB Community -  Your Lifestyle Business Instagram - 
July 29, 2019
#33 - How to Generate an Endless Supply of Content Ideas
Are you stuck for content ideas for your service based business? Perhaps you’re a social media manager, run FB Ads, build websites or manage email marketing and communications for clients and you’re just not sure what kind of content to create to offer value, grab their attention or grow your audience. The truth is it doesn’t matter what business, niche or market you’re in, you can find an endless supply of content ideas at the end of your fingertips! Here are my 7 top ways to ensure you never run out of content ideas again! Full post & show notes at -  Your Lifestyle Business FB Community -  Your Lifestyle Business Instagram - 
July 22, 2019
#32 - How to Feel Super Comfy on Camera ( No Matter Your Age)
Are you a little (or a lot) intimidated by video? Does the thought of getting in front of the video camera leave your palms sweating & your pulse racing? I’m fairly confident when I say you’re not alone in this. The No 1 fear above death is public speaking so it makes sense that video (which in it’s own way is a bit like public speaking) would move even the most confident person a little out of their comfort zone. And when the face staring back at you on the video is not representative of the 22 year old inside your head, that’s when it can get really tricky. In todays episode I’m going to walk you through 6 steps to make getting in front of the video camera easier & more comfortable even if you’re not feeling like a spring chicken anymore! Full post, show notes & video at -  Your Lifestyle Business FB Community -  Your Lifestyle Business Instagram - 
July 15, 2019
#31 - 6 Steps to Developing a Super Simple Content Strategy
Do you ever find yourself sitting in front of a blank screen or scrolling through Instagram, Facebook or YouTube doing ‘research’ trying to get inspiration for the content you’re going to create?  Perhaps you’re so unclear about what you should be posting, you don’t post anything at all?  In todays episode we’re going to knock that out of the ball park. No more listless scrolling or whiling away the hours watching videos and getting ideas but never actually creating anything yourself.  Today I’m going to walk you through 6 steps to a super simple content strategy. 🙂  Full post, video & show notes at -  Your Lifestyle Business FB Community -  Your Lifestyle Business Instagram - 
July 9, 2019
#30 - Hawaii, 4th July & Dole Whip! 😁
Welcome to another Week in the Life of a Travelling entrepreneur. This weeks episode is coming from Hawaii! 🌺 Happy 4th July my friend! 😀 Do you find you're doing things online that you don't nececessarily enjoy doing, but believe it's what you're supposed to be doing to grow your business? Todays episode talks about being authentically you, doing what you love and also what I've discovered this week about effective posting strategies on Instagram. Enjoy & have a great week! 😀 Full post & show notes at - Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - Your Lifestyle Business Instagram -
July 6, 2019
#29 - How I Make Money (and more importantly, how you can too)
I hate the term ‘Make Money Online’. I’ve always said that the phrase is a misnomer as your business is your business and the internet or ‘online’ is simply a tool to amplify your business. However, there’s no denying that the internet makes it possible these days for us to grow a huge global brand from home. A few weeks ago, I received an email from a YLB community member asking how I made my money. I decided to share my story briefly in today’s video and focus on all the ways you can generate an income using all the online tools at your disposal in todays fast moving day and age. I hope this helps! 🙂 Full post & show notes at - Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - Your Lifestyle Business Instagram -
July 1, 2019
#28 - Mastering Video, the Common Cold & Reaping What You Sow
Wouldn't you love to be getting hundreds of thousands of views every time you publish a video on YouTube, or a flurry of activity & new followers on Instagram each time you add that same video to IGTV? Me too! In this weeks 'Week in the Life' we're discussing the challenges of getting those views, an app to help make video making & watching easier and why it's so important to build consistent habits. Please excuse the very throaty episode, I have been struck down by the common cold this week.... Full post & show notes at - Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - Your Lifestyle Business Instagram -
June 23, 2019
#27 - 3 Steps to Help You Stop Procrastinating & Finally Build Your Lifestyle Business
Do you find yourself procrastinating on getting your Lifestyle Business off the ground?  Does it seem there's always something more important to do? Perhaps the task at hand seems too overwhelming and so your primal brain is working overtime to keep you from focusing on what you really want to! Welcome to the audio version of my weekly video show - Make It Happen Monday. In today’s episode I’m asking you to answer 3 key questions to help you obliterate any fears or stories that might be holding you back. I have recently asked myself these very same questions with spectacular results! Listen to the episode, take action on the questions and set yourself free to really grab life by the balls and Make It Happen! Full post & show notes at - Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - Your Lifestyle Business Instagram -
June 17, 2019
#26 - Planoly, Later & Priorities
Do you think too much? Sometimes so much you don't actually do? Well you're not alone. In this  weeks episode of a 'Week in the Life of a Traveling Entrepreneur', we're talking about fueling your mind for action, getting intimate, priorities, tools to make life easier and much more. It's been a big week! Full post & show notes at - Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - Your Lifestyle Business Instagram -
June 14, 2019
#25 - 10 Ways to Promote Yourself Without Feeling Like a Narcissist
Is it primarily a female thing? Is it mainly us girls who aren’t keen on promoting ourselves? I guess some guys will empathize also, but I do think it’s one of the reasons so many women won’t fight for their seat at the table. I mean think about, who are some of the greatest self promoters in the world? Trump immediately comes top of mind, followed closely by Hitler and fully encompassed by the Kardashians. Is it any wonder we feel self promotion is a negative thing! 😂 But if your business, brand, product or service is fronted by you, then you better believe you need to become pretty good at self promotion. However, you can of course do it in such a way that you love it, your audience loves it and its total win win. Here’s 10 ways to promote yourself and thoroughly enjoy the process!
April 11, 2019
#24 - How I’ve Mobilified Everything for my Upcoming Travels
In a few days, I’m off on a 5 week travel adventure! 12 days in Borneo, followed by Nepal, India, Sri Lanka & the Maldives! Pretty darn sure I’m going to have lots of interesting stuff to share but, I don’t want to take my computer. Particularly on the Nepal, India trip, we’ll be traveling light with one 7kg backpack each. So, over the last few weeks I have been playing and testing and getting to a point that I can do everything I want to do on my phone including blog posts, podcasts & videos! Here’s how I’m going to be managing it....
April 4, 2019
#23 - Surround Yourself With People Who Support Your Dreams
Achieving your goals and dreams can become infinitely harder if you don’t have the support of the people around you. Well meaning family & friends can quickly bring us down and make us believe we can’t do it. In todays episode I talk about the importance of surrounding yourself with people who will build you up and make you believe with no uncertain terms you can do it! Check out the full post & what I learned at - Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to ‘Your Lifestyle Business’ and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify. Also come and find me on Facebook & Instagram.
March 29, 2019
#22 - There's No Such Thing as 'Should' with Dan R Morris
“SEO is about being awesome” “That’s your niche - your audience” Have I got an interview for you today! If you are a blogger then this is absolute gold for you. Dan Morris has been teaching students how to launch & grow their blogs & businesses for many years holding events across the world under his brand Blogging Concentrated. I was fortunate enough to get him on an interview a few years back and having listened back to the whole interview again just this week, I was reminded what an absolute hive of actionable information this was. If you’re looking to grow a successful blog and are sometimes confused by all the things you ‘should’ be doing - length of posts, SEO information, back linking etc., then this interview is an absolute must! You will walk away with a completely new mindset & pages of notes so to make your life easier I’ve also included a downloadable transcript of the interview for you to refer back to later in the show notes. Enjoy! Show notes at -
December 14, 2018
#21 - Free From Fear with Andrew Hackett
Andrew Hackett has more than 20 years experience helping people think outside their limitations to move beyond their fears so they can accomplish amazing things in their life, business and relationships. Andrew is an Author & Transformational Trainer who works with individuals and groups in a holistic mind, body and soul approach, through various workshops & speaking events all over Australia and soon in America. Andrew has a passion for writing as he believes it is a wonderful way to get his message shared across the world, and loves enabling others to get the very best from their lives and as a result after publishing his first book ‘Free From Fear’ he has been signed up to a Five Book series deal with Holland House Publishing, New York. In this episode we discuss how you can eliminate or at least calm fear ins your life. What to do if your expectations of live differ from your reality and whether or not you’re born with a single life purpose (we had opposing views on that one!) Also learn why I’ve decided to call my ego Bob and pretend it’s a minion! Yep a bit of a interesting chat, hope it inspires you to chase away any demons holding you back from achieving your goals in life! Show Notes at -
December 7, 2018
#20 - You Can't Hate Yourself Healthy with Jennipher Walters
Jennipher Walters is the creator of Fit Bottomed Girls a health & wellness site focusing on a fun, fresh & no-diet approach to being healthy. Jenn and her good friend Erin started the site in 2008 which now reaches millions of women (and men) every month. Having expanded into speaking engagements, retreats, brand consulting, product endorsement and online coaching Jenn & her now business partner Kristen were named as one of The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness by Greatist in 2016 and 2017. Join us in todays episode as we explore how Jenn got the business off the ground, challenges she experienced along the way, the growth & monetization of her site and why it’s so important to find your voice and never give your power away! A fun fresh & inspiring chat with a very energetic and knowledgeable lady. Enjoy! :)
November 15, 2018
#19 - The ABC of Facebook Advertising with Liz Melville
Liz Melville is a bonny lass from Scotland, UK. As well as giving warm hugs, paddling barefoot in the sea, building Lego castles and eating Nutella off a spoon, she can also help you fill your webinars, sell out your online courses, and explode your personal brand! You see Liz is a facebook ad funnel strategist and works with online coaches, course creators & experts either doing their campaigns or teaching them how to do their own. Either way she’s in the facebook ad platform every day creating, split testing and measuring what facebooks up too these days with your brand. No mean feat I can tell you! In todays episode we explore the power of video, facebook messenger and how to get started with a small budget. I hope it helps! Jo :) Show notes -
November 1, 2018
#18 - Housesitting Around the World with Eden Rudin
What if you could travel the globe and see and experience some of the most amazing places in the world for less than $2000 / month? What if you could travel from place to place staying in fabulous apartments, houses and locations without forking out top hotel prices?? Well, this is exactly what todays guest and her husband does and have been doing for the last 3 years. Eden Rudin is the creator of The Social Garden, a social media training business, and a seasoned and experienced house sitter! After getting the travel bug following the sale of their ice cream store in Arizona, Eden & her husband Denny began traveling the globe house sitting, going from the US to Central America, to Europe to Asia and beyond. In todays podcast Eden & I talk through how it all began, where she’s been, how for much of it she only had 2 social media clients and how you could do it to! Dare to dream and listen to todays podcast, it could change your life!
September 28, 2018
#17 - How to Build an 8 Figure Ecommerce Business with Allen Burt
Allen Burt is the founder & director of Blue Stout, an ecommerce consultancy company working with six & seven figure brands to help them identify the levers in their business they can pull on the hardest to have the biggest impact. I worked with Allen last year on my ecommerce business and he proved to be a powerhouse of knowledge plus a super nice guy. In todays episode we explore the biggest mistakes he sees brands making, the critical things you must be doing if you’re running any kind of ecommerce business online, why micro ecommerce brands are the future and he expertly breaks down the keys tenets of an extremely successful 8 figure ecommerce brand. Enjoy my conversation with Allen which gets steadily more energetic as we talk! For show notes go to -
August 31, 2018
#16 - Make Your Body & Your Business Work with Dave Smith
Two Dave Smiths in a row! Totally unrelated by the way, just pure naming coincidence. Todays Dave Smith is a Canadian health & fitness expert and successful entrepreneur. I love his story of how he built his own award winning health business and then went on to help other health & fitness professionals build their businesses. He has an energetic, generous, caring spirit and not only will you discover how to start and grow a successful online business, you'll also discover what you should be doing every day to significantly increase your energy levels! Win Win! Enjoy :) Show notes at -
August 22, 2018
#15 - Building and Selling a Business with Dave Smith
Dave Smith is the creator of Spice UK. A popular and well known adult adventure sports & social group in the UK. After starting, building and running his company for 35 years Dave decided it was time to sell and is now building another business renting out beautiful properties on Air BNB. - You can't keep a good businessman down! Listen in to todays podcast as we explore how Dave cornered the subscription model long before Netflix, Amazon & Apple and how he built & sold an extremely successful business created from his passions in life! Enjoy! Show notes -
July 31, 2018
#14 - Don't Live a Limited Life
In 2010, my partner & I decided to leave our life in the UK behind and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. With very little money and no functioning business to speak of, we headed off to Cyprus to housesit for 6 weeks for a friend who was going traveling. Since then we have traveled across the globe, built two successful 7 figure businesses and now live in Phuket, Thailand. Here is a brief overview of our story..... Show notes -
July 27, 2018
#13 - Climbing Mountains with Simon Jordan
Simon Jordan is a branding expert, an author, a speaker, a mountain climber, an adventurer and a downright nice guy! Having worked with the likes of Nike, Coca Cola, Porsche, Sky TV & Wilkinson Sword to name a few, what Simon doesn’t know about branding and marketing isn’t worth knowing. Join us for a varied discussion all about the planet (his passion), overcoming challenges, climbing mountains and of course how to build your profitable and powerful brand that shines and makes a difference in the world. Show Notes -
July 25, 2018
#12 - What is a Micro Angel?
In todays episode I am discussing my passion and the reason I started this podcast in the first place - The Micro Angels. A Micro Angel is an investor who funds startups via micro loans (i.e., a lot of people lending small amounts of money). The microloans are typically lent to women in developing countries & low income areas to start and build a business which transforms the lives of their families & communities. As a micro angel you will get paid back, but your money will then be invested in another person in need and another and so on. This is an amazing way to lend a little but help a lot! Listen in to todays episode to find out how you could become a Micro Angel! Show notes at -
July 21, 2018
#11 - Changing the World with Brian Keen
In the last 6 months I have become increasingly interested in something called a ‘micro loan’. This is where you loan as little as $25 to someone from a low income area or developing country and your loan along with similar amounts from other lenders helps those in need start their own business and transform the lives of themselves, their families and their communities. In 2002, a charity called the Microloan Foundation was setup to fund women in Malawe and Zambia. In 2010, a chap called Brian Keen launched the Australian arm of the fund and joined the team to increase the impact already being made in these areas and assist with their successful expansion into Zimbabwe. I had the chance to catch up with Brian, an entrepreneur with 40 years experience in building businesses and 30 years in franchise operations, to talk about the microloan foundation, it’s impact and what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur with the goal of giving back
July 17, 2018
#10 - How to remove barriers to progress & keep it simple!
Do you ever find that you're overcomplicating things? How many times have you wondered how people manage to get stuff done so fast while you're still thinking about it or trying to overcome challenges? If this sounds like you, believe me you're not alone. The amount of procrastinating due to over-complication I have achieved in my own life and business is record breaking! Listen in to todays episode to find out the steps I took to completely de-complicate my life & make it easy to move forward. Show notes -
July 12, 2018
#9 - If You Have Passion You have Time with Dr Julie Coffey
Welcome to this awesome interview with Dr Julie Coffey. Suffering from painful arthritis at a fairly young age and disillusioned with the solutions offered by conventional medicine Dr Julie Coffey set out on a journey of natural holistic health. Finding healthier alternatives to prescription drugs and surgery Julie soon healed herself and became passionate about spreading her natural health message to the world. She started a blog - and has since published two books, is regularly featured in publications across the UK and has helped thousands with their health & weight loss challenges. In todays episode we discuss the question of holistic health vs conventional medicine but also dig into how she got her business off the ground and grew her personal brand. A very inspiring, modest and down to earth lady, if you're struggling with time or organising priorities in your business you'll be glad you tuned in...
July 10, 2018
#8 - How (& Why) to Build Your Personal Brand
In todays episode we're exploring, how to build your personal brand and why in todays world, it's such an important part of your business marketing strategy. The great news is that there are a whole bunch of techie gurus out there just coming up with stuff that makes our entrepreneurial lives easier! So I'm talking specifically how you can embrace your celebrity and quickly and easily create a presence online. I hope it helps! :) Show notes at -
July 4, 2018
#7 - Finding Your True North - Lauren Clemett
Lauren Clemett is an award winning personal branding expert. The creator of, Lauren works with service professionals the world over to help them become well known, well paid & wanted. Lauren is also a professional speaker, a best selling author, creator of the award winning authority rocket program and a Stevie Award Winning Neurobranding expert. With a background working with world leading advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather and Clemenger BBDO, Lauren brings to the table years of marketing, advertising & branding expertise. She is also a great personal friend and has helped me find my 'true north' for my business and brand. If you want to grow your brand, you'll want to listen to Lauren. Enjoy! Show notes at -
July 3, 2018
#6 - 10 Steps to Feeling Super Energetic Every Day!
Do you ever wish you had the energy of a child? To be able to jump out of bed, run around and still feel great in the evening as opposed to collapsing into your chair exhausted from the stresses of the day. Wouldn't it be great of we could not only have energy all day but all week, month & year! We all know someone who hardly ever seems tired and appears to cope with everything that life throws at them. What's their secret?? In todays episode I'm giving you 10 steps which has turned me into the daily energetic person I want to be even though I'm hurtling towards my 50's. I promise you, start putting these steps into practise on a daily basis and you will see a huge difference in your energy levels (and it's not just about eating well by the way). Listen in now and live your life with passion & energy! See show notes here -
June 28, 2018
#5 - No Limits with Hayden Rhodes
Today I'm chatting with my personal health coach Hayden Rhodes. Hayden is a huge proponent of 'holistic health', meaning health isn't just about lifting weights in the gym, it's about your mind, body & spirit. How you feel about yourself, how happy you are, how in tune with who you are, etc, are all things that make up your overall health. Working with Hayden over the last couple of years, I have become, healthier, happier and now have more energy than ever to live the life I want to live. It doesn't matter whether you want more energy to run your business, travel the world, spend time with your family or just get up in the mornings. If we're not healthy, what are we doing it all for? Hayden & I discuss healthy practices, mental health, putting yourself first and much more. Enjoy & take action! Show notes at -
June 25, 2018
#4 - 10 Ways to Start Working From Home Today
The term 'entrepreneur' doesn't necessarily mean you have to start and build a multi million dollar company. For some simply supplementing or replacing current income is more than enough. Well the good news is, in todays day and age there are plenty of ways you can start to earn from your own living room right now and in todays episode I'm going to get into 10 of them. Please note with most of these ideas, you can grow them as big or as small as you would like, it all depends on your ultimate objectives. Here's hoping they get your entrepreneurial juices flowing! For show notes go to -
June 21, 2018
#3 - When the waves are coming don't resist, learn to surf...
My guest today is a long time member of the JBO community. With a background in corporate training, Tina Sibley works with entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants & trainers to help them construct, refine and deliver their business message via webinars, video, events & speaking opportunities. The best part is she is now traveling and is living proof that you can run a business from anywhere in the world! In todays episode we discuss the ups and downs of starting and growing an online business, some of the challenges Tina has faced and how she has overcome them and of course all the places she has been and is going. Without doubt Tina represents the results that can be achieved through sheer hard graft and a bucket load of tenacity & determination. She's an inspiration to us all! See show notes here -
June 19, 2018
#2 - My 8 Year Online Adventure
From making $27 on my first ever video course to co-running a multi million dollar ecommerce company, todays episode takes you on a journey of my online adventures over the last 8 years. My good friend & business colleague Jared Elvidge interviews me on the biggest lessons learned, the do’s & more importantly do not’s & the future of JBO / YLB. The goal of today’s podcast is to inspire you with my story and give you my biggest takeaways from my experiences over the last 8 years. Also if I started today, would I do it differently? I hope you get some golden gems out of today’s episode. :) See show notes here -
June 14, 2018
#1 - Starting an Online Business with Chris Farrell
Chris Farrell has been in the online marketing space for over 10 years and with an extremely successful membership site, coaching program and a few seven figure launches behind him is a leading authority on how to get started building your own online business. Add to that he's an all round nice guy. Todays episode is one from the archives, but don't let that put you off. We're discussing fear, learning new skills, mastering your subject and a whole lot more, as relevant today as it was then. He will also make you laugh out loud with his very dry, very English sense of humour. Enjoy the laughter and the golden gems of information you will get out of this episode. See show notes here -
June 10, 2018
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