Small Business Straight Talk | Productivity, Time Management, Business Systems, & Mindset

Small Business Straight Talk | Productivity, Time Management, Business Systems, & Mindset

If you’re a small business owner who wants to learn effective business strategies, improve time management, and elevate productivity to maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most, this podcast is for you! Amber is a sought-after coach, trainer, speaker, writer and the creator of Leverage Lab®. Amber gives small business owners the straight talk on what it takes to reduce stress, be productive, and grow your business. Tune in and subscribe to get the straight talk on productivity, time management, business systems, leading your team, strategic decision making, and mindset. Also hear Amber interview guests about their expertise and insights on other business topics. Want one-on-one business support? Get coached on productivity, time management, business systems, leading your team, strategic decision making, and mindset so you can reduce stress, reclaim time, and increase profits during private coaching sessions with Amber tailored specifically to help you and your small business succeed! Head on over to https://www.AmberDeLaGarza.com/Coaching for more info!

Episodes

July 15, 2024 59 mins

I sit down with John McClain, the CEO & Creative Director of John McClain Design, to dive into creating systems and processes for your business so you can gain peace of mind knowing that every project will run like a well-designed machine and attain greater success.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ How Not Having Systems Almost Cost John His Business

✔ What Version 1.0 Of H...

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I dive into the heavy mental load business owners carry and discuss four specific activities worth making time for to help you reduce stress, improve your productivity, and better manage your mental load.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ What A Mental Load Is

✔ How It Impacts Business Owners

✔ What You Should Be Focusing Your Time On

✔ The Activiti...

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I sit down with income growth strategist Marion Wagner to dive into the major lead generation mistakes many business owners are making and discuss what to do instead to generate leads that convert! 

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ The Lead Generation Mistakes To Stop Making Today

✔ What Hole You Shouldn’t Allow Yourself To Get Stuck In

✔ When You Should Consid...

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I dive into the specific time management strategies, skills, and policies you can implement in your business immediately to get the most of your team members’ time without overwhelming them.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ What Your #1 Job As A Leader Is

✔ What Skill You Must Train Your Team Members On

✔ My 12 TimeMaximizers To Help Your Team Implement 

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I sit down with business mentor and health coach Molly Asplin to dive into the importance of living in alignment with your personal priorities and not just your business goals, so you can feel more in balance and find fulfillment beyond traditional measures of success!

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ Molly’s Definition Of Success

✔ The Powerful Castle-Moat Analogy

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I dive into how you can take action to respect and value your own time because if you don’t, no one else will and your business will suffer because of it.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ Ways Others Might Be Disrespecting Your Time

✔ What Not Valuing Your Own Time Looks Like

✔ Which Adjustments Will Have The Greatest Impact

✔ The Steps To Valuing ...

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I sit down with the co-founder of the Lefkoe Institute, Shelly Lefkoe, to dive into the topic of eliminating the beliefs sabotaging your growth so you can stop hitting that wall and attain greater success in business.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ What Beliefs Really Are & Where They Come From

✔ How To Know If You Have Self-Limiting Beliefs

✔ A Simple Test T...

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I dive into how to create a schedule that more effectively supports your ideal work/life balance so you can actually achieve it.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ The Thing You Must Get Clarity On

✔ What You Should Be Tracking & Auditing

✔ What Gaps Are Important To Solve For

✔ 4 Steps To Create A More Supportive Schedule

✔ The Nuisance...

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I sit down with the founder of Tsetserra Growth Partners, Malcolm Peace, to dive into how you can best prepare yourself and stabilize your business now to ensure you’ll be able to sell it down the line when the timing is right and should you wish to do so.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ How Malcolm Got Into Buying Businesses

✔ Why You Might Want To Consider Selling Your B...

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I dive into eight simple upgrades to the technology you use in your business every day that can help you maximize your efficiency.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ How Tech Upgrades Can Impact Your Business & Workflow

✔ Which Simple Tech Upgrades You Should Consider Implementing

✔ My Task Management Program Evolution

✔ My Thoughts & Warnings About ...

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I sit down with Charlène Gisèle, The Burnout Prevention Adviser, to dive into burnout prevention strategies, as well as tools to help you heal from burnout.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ Habits & Behaviors That Lead To Burnout

✔ How To Know When An Intervention Is Needed

✔ The Mindshift That Needs To Happen To Course Correct

✔ The Healing Tools ...

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I dive into what it takes to develop and maintain a strong team so you can maximize the benefits of having a team who supports you in achieving your business goals.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ The Smart Alternative To Micromanaging Your Team

✔ Why It’s Important To Invest In Your Team

✔ Necessary Steps To Build A Strong & Effective Team

✔ What...

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I sit down with the co-founder of email management company InboxDone.com, Yaro Starak, to dive into an effective email management solution that could reduce chaos, keep you from drowning in emails, and get you to inbox zero every single day.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ What Is Making It Hard For You To Grow

✔ Why Yaro Hired His First Email Assistant

✔ The ...

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I dive into the root causes of why you’re micromanaging your team so you can stop doing so and instead, empower your team to grow in their roles and invest more of your time in your own high-value activities.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ What Micromanagement Is

✔ How It Might Be Showing Up In Your Business

✔ Why You Might Have The Tendency To Micromanage

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I sit down with the Founder and CEO of Keystone Group International, Jaime Taets, to dive into the leadership role a business owner plays in building culture and how a strong culture is the foundation for scaling.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ Why Strong Cultures Help Businesses Grow

✔ How To Get Out From Under The Founder’s Dilemma

✔ Ways To Reduce Cultural...

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I dive into the topic of time blindness so you can learn how it might be affecting you and your business, then take action to minimize its unintentional costs.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ What Time Blindness Is

✔ Who It Affects & Why

✔ Common Symptoms & Costs of Unintentional Time Blindness

✔ Ways To Tell If You Struggle With It

✔...

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In this episode of the Small Business Straight Talk Podcast, I sit down with personal coach James Brackin to discuss how intentional action can fuel your growth and lead to exceptional results.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ James’ Background That Significantly Influenced The Way He Lives

✔ What Specific Event Led Him To Bet On Himself

✔ How James Defines Int...

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March 18, 2024 40 mins

I dive into the different kinds of perfectionism and how you can use guardrails to curb your perfectionism tendencies so you can stop sabotaging yourself and your business!

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ How Perfectionism Shows Up In Your Business 

✔ What Excellence Seeking Perfectionism Is

✔ What Failure Avoiding Perfectionism Is

✔ How Perfectio...

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I sit down with retail shop owner and marketing coach, Lauren Tilden, to dive into strategies to cut the noise, devise an effective marketing plan, and be consistent with it so you get the results you want!

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ 3 Reasons Why It Proves Difficult To Show Up Consistently

✔ How To Keep Showing Up When You’re Not Seeing Results Yet

✔ Lau...

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I dive into discovering the root cause of why you aren’t more productive so you can take action to eliminate the biggest threat that is holding you back.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ What True Productivity Is

✔ The Underlying Reason You’re Not Productive

✔ How You Might Be Sabotaging Your Success

✔ What To Do To Break The Shackles Of Self-Sabot...

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