Episode #233: Doing the Hard Things

May 11, 2023

As any business owner knows, the road to successful entrepreneurship isn’t always smooth or easy — it definitely comes with its share of speed bumps, potholes, and traffic jams! Often, we know what we need to do in order to grow, but resist taking our best next steps because we worry that it’s going to be hard.

The problem with avoiding these difficult steps? When we back away from challenges, we cut ourselves off from the opportunity to learn, grow, and take ourselves and our businesses to the next level.

In this episode of The Business of Thinking Big, I interview three amazing A-Players whose willingness to embrace doing the hard things has helped them to successfully build and grow three completely different businesses (while in the middle of a pandemic, no less!).

In this honest, no-holds-barred discussion, we talk about the importance of trusting the process, setting realistic goals, and starting new life phases after experiencing hardship.

Listen now to discover:‌ ‌

  • The challenges that each A-Player faced in order to build their thought leadership, reshape their offerings, or serve a new audience
  • The actions that they’ve taken and the strategies that they’ve implemented to order to play a bigger game
  • Why they decided to take the next step and access the coaching, support, and community that would help them grow



00:32 Intro

02:19 Meet the A-Players & their businesses

09:35 Why they joined A-Players

14:02 Setting 90-day goals

16:34 Building thought leadership

18:21 Setting boundaries

20:18 Reaching a new audience

24:48 Joanna: taking action

26:18 Ashley: taking action

28:02 Yvonne: taking action

32:30 Benefits of community

35:24 Their wins & progress

43:05 Advice they’d give their past selves


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Ashley Treavajo
Linkedin: @ashleytreavajo
Instagram: @ashleyt.mortgages

Yvonne Westover
Linkedin: @yvonne-westover
Instagram: @ywestart

Joanna Barnes
Instagram: @olskool_business

If you're interested in taking your business to the next level, why not check out Lianne's signature 90-group coaching program for Mamapreneurs - A-Players. Our next cohort starts soon!

Connect with me:

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Instagram: @liannekimcoach


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