The Reckless Entrepreneur Podcast

019 Goal Setting and Time Management for Entrepreneurs with Megan Seeley

An episode of The Reckless Entrepreneur Podcast

By Francesca Mamlin
This podcast is part of my lifelong mission to inspire a generation of bold, daring, and courageous entrepreneurs that will take the world by storm and change it for the better.

I share the lessons I learn in my own journey as a business owner, and I share tips to help entrepreneurs strengthen their mindset and become the person they are meant to become in this life.
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025 Transitioning from Corporate Employee to Full Time Entrepreneur with Amanda Boleyn
Amanda Boleyn @SheDidItHerWay Webinar mentioned in the episode Here are just a few of the main takeaways I got from our conversation… Entrepreneurship is basically a deep dive into personal development, and there is going to be discomfort. If you want all of the perks that come with entrepreneurship, the discomfort is just part of the deal. You are going to be pushed every single day to be a better person than you were the day before. This is a blessing, but it’s also exhausting at times. And the only way you can walk this path is if you come from a mindset of serving your people, and don’t identify with your failures. Your business is just one big experiment, and you need to look from a detached perspective when things go wrong, no matter how disappointed you may be.  And if you are transitioning from a corporate job to full-time entrepreneurship, the best advice I think Amanda gave was to let go of any distaste you have for your current situation. Building a business while also employed is challenging, but it’s also an opportunity to learn time management skills that you will use once you take your business full time. If you can’t manage the three hours per day that you are free now, I promise you that you won’t be able to manage an entire day!  And in order to manage your time, you also need to know what you are doing… so invest in courses or hire coaches to point you in the right direction, so you aren’t wasting your time. The webinar that Amanda mentioned is in the show notes of this episode.  But also remember that there is a difference between massive and passive action. Passive action is learning about something and massive action is when you implement it. You can take courses and listen to podcasts all day long, but make sure you are also taking action to implement that stuff into the business you are building. So right after I sign off here, I want you to go implement everything you learned on this podcast episode from Amanda.  So go do that, because it is now time for you to go forth and be the bold, daring, courageous, reckless entrepreneur that you were meant to be, and I will see you next week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes Check out my Patreon page: Application to my business coaching services 
May 15, 2019
024 What It Feels Like To Give Up On A Dream
I revisit something I talked about when I first launched my podcast… My experience giving up on my dream when I was in college.  There is room for everyone to live their dream. Your joy means everything to the rest of us.  We create a better world by creating a world where people are happy.  Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes and find inspiration in my story.  If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes Check out my Patreon page: Application to my business coaching services 
May 8, 2019
023 4 Steps to Starting An Online Business with Krista Aoki
Krista Aoki @reroutelifestyle  One thing we can really take away from this is Krista’s story of how she got into entrepreneurship. If you are listening, and you really want to build something on your own, but you are having a hard time coming up with a flashy business idea, remember that selling the skills you have is a great starting point. Every single one of you listening has something you are really good at that other people will pay for.  And once you figure out what those skills are for you, use Krista’s BCF method to start building your online business.  Build a hypnotic online presence  Captivate clients through content  Free up time to live your passion  And don’t forget to leverage the power of your network, or go to live events to help you build your network, or just network on Facebook if you have to. Krista gave us a lot of good networking tips to think about, and she gave us a framework for how to reach out to a possible new connection…  Create an initial connection by complimenting their work.  Let them know what you can do for them.  Tell them what you want from them.  And this doesn’t have to be sleazy. It’s too bad that so many people are afraid to sell themselves or reach out and ask for help because they are afraid of being sleazy. As long as you are being authentic and kind, and you are aiming for a genuine connection (as well as a beneficial one), you are going to do great.  So thanks again Krista for being on the podcast… can’t wait to have you on again soon, and now, my listeners, it is time for you to go forth and be the bold, daring courageous, reckless entrepreneur that you were meant to be, and I will see you next week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes Check out my Patreon page: Application to my business coaching services 
May 1, 2019
022 Channel Your Recklessness
Announcements…  6 week business coaching program Patreon page Yoga Nidra Event Time is truly the only non-renewable resource. The only real risk you ever run is that you are going to waste a bunch of time on something and not be proud of how that time was spent.  Time management tips… Take massive, inspired action, not impulsive action. Inspired action moves you towards your desires, and impulsive action moves you away from your fears. Too many people are motivated by moving away from their fears. That’s no way to build a life.  Remember that life is about more than just work.  Five ways to channel your recklessness…  Manage and protect your time and energy.  Be laser focused on your purpose.  Let go of what other people think of you.  Responsibility is about being in integrity with yourself and meeting external obligations.  Learn from your failures. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes Check out my Patreon page: Application to my business coaching services 
April 24, 2019
021 Mindset and Manifestation Techniques with Julie Martin
Julie Martin  @goddess_soul_adventures  Here is the landing page for the free event we are hosting together Here are some takeaways from the conversation…  A good mindset is one that isn’t destructive. So you can basically either be operating from fear or love. Fear is destructive and love… isn’t.  You are the writer of your story, not a character. We really have the power to create out own story, even though it doesn’t always feel that way. But truly, the only thing that you really have to fear is writer’s block.  We talked a lot about the power of gratitude to raise your vibration.And if you are in challenging circumstances at the moment, you can always find one thing to be grateful for.  And the wisdom she shared around manifesting… this is life-changing stuff, guys. The main takeaway here is that we are always manifesting. Manifesting is just a natural process that we take part in every single day, but a lot of us are not conscious of the process. And if you are an entrepreneur, you need to start co-creating your reality with the universe. If that’s too woo for you, then think of it from a psychological perspective. 95% of what you do is governed by your subconscious, to you have to take ownership of what is in there. Easier said than done, I know, but use the practices from this podcast episode to get yourself started.  If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes Check out my Patreon page: Application to my business coaching services 
April 17, 2019
020 The Power of Habit
This week I talk about a book I read recently... The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg For more information on me or my coaching services, please visit If you want to support the show on Patreon, go to Connect with me on Instagram @francescamamlin  Thanks for tuning in! 
April 10, 2019
019 Goal Setting and Time Management for Entrepreneurs with Megan Seeley
Megan Seeley @thegoaldesigner  Take Megan’s five question quiz to discover your personality type:  Megan Seeley, Planning Fairy Godmother at The Goal Designer. She uses personality types to help women and entrepreneurs figure out which planner is the best match for them, and their best planning strategy when it comes to actually using it. Here are some of the main points…  Get to know your own personality before you do anything else. Everyone is so different, so we all need to be approaching goal setting and planning differently. I also like how she talks about setting goals with self-improvement in mind, but we also need to be setting goals that we can have some fun with.  Making planning into a ritual and pairing it with things you enjoy doing is the best way to integrate it into your life.  If you are a self-employed person that spends most of your time home alone, it’s important to make time to socialize with other humans… and put those dates in your calendar… make them a priority. We all need human contact.  Planners mentioned in this episode…  Emily Ley Simplified Planner The Brilliant Life Planner Spaces Bullet Journaling Keep in mind that your planner needs may not be met by one of these mentioned planners, and you should take Megan’s 5 question quiz to learn about your personality type and what your unique planner needs are. If you are a bullet journaler let me know and I can do a bullet journal tutorial on my patreon page for those rebels out there.  If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes Check out my Patreon page: Application to my business coaching services 
April 3, 2019
018 Why I Am A Digital Nomad
This week is a peek into why my life as a digital nomad is like and why it works for me.  Check out my Patreon: Check out my business coaching services 
March 20, 2019
017 Living As A Digital Nomad with Lynn Hulver
Today I sit down with Lynn Hulver  @LynnHulver Chasing The Freedom Podcast Lynn is a 24-year-old location independent worker with a passion for traveling the world, living life to the fullest, and doing things outside her comfort zone. She has wanted to work and travel for basically her whole life, but didn’t know how to make that a reality until she heard about the concept of being a “digital nomad” in July 2017. She immediately went to work making this lifestyle a reality, and within 30 days landed multiple remote jobs and booked a one-way ticket to Thailand. She started out doing social media marketing for online entrepreneurs, doing travel writing for a digital marketing agency, and teaching English online. Now, she works on a completely remote team for a tech company called Noom, a popular health + fitness app and wellness program. She also hosts her own podcast called Chasing the Freedom, where she interviews millennial women who have created location independent lifestyles.  Here are some other things I learned from Lynn today…  Get mentors. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, and don’t be afraid to invest money in it either. I can only imagine how much more successful my first year of business must have been if I had only had the common sense to work with a business coach. I remember I had so much energy, and I was so determined to make this business work, but I was headed in the wrong direction like 90% of the time. This is an example of when a reckless entrepreneur may need to check themselves and find someone to help them figure out where they should be channeling their energy in order to actually see results.  Confidence is something you build over time. I really appreciate how willing Lynn is to be open about the times in her life when she doubted herself, because everyone has to deal with self-doubt and fear, and the only way to deal with fear is to just take it with you. We aren’t ever going to completely demolish fear, but we can take action despite it.  Get clear about who you want to be long-term, but try and let go of the details of how exactly you are going to get there. It’s impossible to predict exactly how your life will unfold, but you can absolutely hold a vision for your life and manifest that vision, as long as you remain open to different avenues of achieving your goals.  If you enjoy my podcast, please leave a rating/review on iTunes, or support me on Patreon for additional content! 
March 13, 2019
016 Finding Your Business Sweet Spot with Shauna VanBogart
This week I sit down with Shauna VanBogart to discuss how you can find your "Business Sweet Spot".  @shaunavanbogart Your sweet spot is your zone of genius, your passion and where that meets the needs of your ideal consumer. When you find your sweet spot, you no longer have to strain to keep your business running and growing. Things start to happen more naturally.  Most business owners get so caught up in the “how”, and they forget that they are meant to operate from a place of “being”. Sometimes trying and doing is not the solution. What tasks do you keep adding to your todo list just because you think you need to? What would happen if you let those tasks go?  Tune into this episode to discover how your business could run effortlessly, and how you can finally stop straining to make everything work.  And if you like this podcast, don't forget to leave a rating/review on iTunes, follow me on Instagram @francescamamlin, or support me on Patreon
March 6, 2019
015 Journaling for Entrepreneurs
  Check out my Patreon page: Why should you journal?  Think and communicate with more clarity.  Learn faster and retain information better.  Reduces stress and anxiety by helping you process emotions.  It’s fun to look back on it.  It gives you reverence for your life and helps you live in the present.  Tips for journaling Throw perfectionism out the damn window.  Be vulnerable and honest with yourself.  Set aside time every day to journal.  Journal in the morning.  My favorite ways to journal Morning pages: 3 pages of stream-of-consciousness journaling that you do every morning.  Gratitude Journal  Shadow work Vision journaling: Daydreaming in your journal
February 27, 2019
014 Marketing With Authenticity (Lee Rowley)
I sit down with Lee Rowley, the founder of Cage Free Marketing Copy. Instagram @theleerowley It is so important as an entrepreneur that you can talk about your business effectively. This means being able to reflect your value with authenticity and enthusiasm. Lee is a master copywriter, and he has some great insights on how you can achieve this and build your business’s brand voice.  Here are some key takeaways from our conversation…  If you sound like everyone else, the only thing that distinguishes you is that you are willing to work cheap. I mean, who wants to be known for that, right? It’s so important that you find what makes you unique as a business, as a person, and put that front and center.  The goal with promotional writing is to build a connection. The misconception here is that the goal is always to get to the sale, and that isn’t going to create a long-term customer base. Connection and trust between you and your customers equals sustainable business.  I love that Lee calls himself a copybrander instead of a copywriter, because his goal is to help build trust in a brand. This kind of work is much needed, because people are becoming very cynical towards online businesses and online marketing, so trust is the most important thing to have.  And one of the really valuable things Lee talks about is how to begin crafting your message. He talks about getting clear on your why, getting clear on your story, and determining where your story and your customer’s story meet.  And lastly, we talk about how everyone should be a brand, regardless of what you are doing. When you are hiding yourself from the world, you are depriving the world from you. And building a brand isn’t necessarily about building a persona, it’s about going back to your essence as a person and amplifying that.  Such profound wisdom shared by Lee, and I hope you got some stuff that you can bring into your business.  I will be doing more interviews in the future, so that is something to look forward in the future. I think they are cool. And until next time it is time for you to go forth and be the bold, daring, courageous, reckless entrepreneur that you were meant to be and I will see you next week. 
February 20, 2019
013 Knowledge is NOT Power
This is my rant about education, career, finding your passion, and navigating life. Hope you like it! 
February 13, 2019
012 Affirmations and Visualization
Continuing the money mindset series by a lesson about how thought habits form, and how you can take control of the automatic thought patterns in your head that control your behavior.  Book cited: The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg If you like the episode please subscribe on your favorite podcast app, leave a rating/review, and connect with me on Instagram @francescamamlin 
January 30, 2019
011 Gratitude Practices for your Business
Hello and thank you for tuning into the podcast this week. Before we get into the topic at hand, I would like to make a quick announcement. The Reckless Entrepreneur Podcast has been a passion project that I have been working on alongside running my digital marketing business where I help my clients with email marketing, copywriting, and content marketing strategy. Now, I am ready for The Reckless Entrepreneur to become more than just a podcast. This means I am going to start teaching entrepreneurs (and aspiring entrepreneurs) how they can live up to their full potential in this life. So I have created a six week 1:1 coaching program where I will help clients design their business and life in a way that allows them to focus on the legacy they want to leave, the impact they want to have on the world. I am so excited to be entering this next chapter of my career and to be putting this offer out. This program is for you if you are interested in becoming self employed or if you are already self employed, if you are driven by service and you want to learn how you can start living your purpose, if you are ready to make some bold moves to create massive change in your life, and if you want some support and guidance as you chase your loftiest dreams.  I truly believe it is my purpose in life to help entrepreneurs live up to their fullest potential, so if you are ready to make 2019 the year where you make big things happen for yourself, I might be able to help you out with that. So if this offer speaks to you, go to… I have an application for the program on my website. If you have any questions, go to my instagram page @francescamamlin and send me a message, and I will be happy to chat with you. This message will be in the show notes… thank you for sitting through this self promotion and let’s get to the episode.  Gratitude is like the cheat code to life. Whatever it is you are trying to do in life, it starts with gratitude.  For most of you, it may seem like the most obvious thing in the world that you should be grateful for the things you have. Most of my listeners, I am assuming, has a pretty good life. You were probably born into a country where you have at least basic rights, you probably always had food and shelter, and you probably had a lot of opportunity. And ya, it’s so important to be grateful for the things life gave to you, the things other people provided for you. But there is actually a whole other level to gratitude. 
January 16, 2019
010 Three Essential Traits to a Reckless Entrepreneur
It is the first episode of 2019, and I am revisiting why I started this podcast in the first place, why I call it The Reckless Entrepreneur, and some trait that I have found to be essential to entrepreneurship. 
January 9, 2019
009 A Burning Desire
The second episode in the money-mindset series, this week we are talking about desire and how any achievement life begins with desire. Tune in to this episode if you want to learn to harness the power of desire, gratitude, and faith and what these things can do when combined. If you still need to listen to this series from the beginning, go back to episode 005 of the podcast.
December 19, 2018
008 The Book You Need On Your 2019 Reading List
This episode is about a book I read this year that profoundly changed my life. I am discussing some of the main lessons I learned from it and how I apply it to my life as an entrepreneur.
December 12, 2018
007 Thoughts On FOMO And A Life Update
I talk a bit about what I have been doing the last few months, talk about FOMO, and talk about where my podcast and business are headed in the new year.
December 5, 2018
006 The Magic Of Mornings
Getting up early is a simple but significant habit that will improve your health, career, finances, and personal development. The reason it’s so powerful is because it starts your day out with a choice. Your day starts with you getting out of bed because you want to and not because you have to. I’ve gone back and forth with early mornings throughout my life. I was an extreme morning person in high school, I lost the habit in college, and recently rediscovered it a few months ago, making it an intricate part of my life. And I am certain this podcast (my passion project) wouldn’t exist had I not committed to getting up early every morning.
November 28, 2018
005 Bonus How Money Gets Its Energy
Bonus episode from the money mindset series. Listen to this after you have listened to 005 Beliefs Create Reality.
November 26, 2018
005 Beliefs Create Reality
This is the first episode in a series I will be doing about money-mindset. I haven’t yet decided how many episodes will be in this series yet. I will make as many as it takes to share everything I know about this powerful, life-changing topic. Visit “One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.” -Napoleon Hill
November 21, 2018
004 Redefining The Idea Of A Career
The idea of a “career” is changing rapidly, and I think the changes are happening for the better. Careers used to be built on the idea that we have to go somewhere else and earn a living from an established source. This is no longer the only option. You have the opportunity to design a career that fits into your life and not the other way around. No job and no career has a future. You are the future. Work is no longer about businesses taking from people, it’s also about what a company can do for you. Do you feel good about what you do at work every day? Jobs should be as educational as school, and companies should care about who you want to be. Work makes up such a huge part of our lives, so it’s worth taking some risks to enhance that part of our lives.
November 14, 2018
003 Are You A Visionary
If you are listening to this podcast, it is likely you are a visionary. Congratulations! The people who do amazing things in this world are often the ones who are a little crazy. They are crazy in a healthy way, but crazy nonetheless ;) I have been working on stepping into the visionary role, and this kind of thing takes practice. The truth is we all have ideas to bring to the world, we all have something to share. It’s up to you whether or not you want to uncover this within yourself. I am read a book called Rocket Fuel that describes visionaries and the role they play in a business. Visionaries are the 3% of the population that creates ⅔ of the jobs in the economy. You are among the 3%. Don’t lose sight of this.
November 7, 2018
002 Living In The Shadows
Shadow Artists: People who had creative dreams as a kid, but as an adult, they pursued a more “practical” career due to pressure from adults in their life. Main Points There is room for all of us to live our purpose. Whether you believe it or not, you are creative, and you have huge potential. Don’t build or run your business from a place of desperation. Don’t let money control you. Spend each day doing what you came here to do. Once you let fear take control, it can be hard to come back from that. The kinder world is one where everyone is living their purpose.
November 1, 2018
The Reckless Entrepreneur Podcast: 001 A Year From Now You Will Wish You Started Today
Why I created The Reckless Entrepreneur Podcast I had the most incredible year of my life because I was reckless and I want everyone else to experience what I had. I want to help entrepreneurs get more comfortable with taking risks and failing because I believe this is how you can learn to live an incredible life. I want to show my generation that there are lots of different ways to build a life for yourself. I want to start a movement of Reckless Entrepreneurs! What is a Reckless Entrepreneur? A Reckless Entrepreneur is someone who is willing to take a leap despite not knowing what is going to happen. Someone who has a deep faith in themselves and their own ability to handle anything that comes their way. About Me I studied theatre at a tiny liberal arts college near Cleveland, OH with intentions of spending my life hidden in the shadows, making other people look great onstage. I lived a life with very little balance and a lot of concern about what other people expect from me. I fought hard for the people in my life to accept my choice to study theatre, and I internalized their doubts, giving up my dream of becoming an actor/director. I eventually learned that life has no place for other people’s opinions, regret, self-doubt, and the pressure to be reasonable about everything. Not if you want to live a joyful and extraordinary life. I had to learn this lesson the hard way, but if I share my story, I may help others get there quicker, so we can all get on chasing what makes us truly happy. I quit theatre after graduating, keeping the faith that there was something better on the horizon, and finally facing the fact that something I used to love was just making me miserable, and things weren’t going to get better. I started exploring new interests, and now I am a digital marketer and an entrepreneur! That’s my story, what’s yours! Connect with me on Instagram, and tell me about your journey so far! The Reckless Entrepreneur Movement needs you! Subscribe and review on iTunes Share this podcast with your friends
October 24, 2018
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