Your Lifestyle Business

#21 - Free From Fear with Andrew Hackett

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 is 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.
#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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