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Christy Wright's Business Boutique

The Business Boutique is a growing community of women who are making money doing what they love. In each episode, business coach and Ramsey Personality Christy Wright takes a deep dive into topics like marketing, selling, social media and profits. Episodes include featured interviews with top experts in each of these areas. Christy delivers motivating and thought-provoking messages while sharing stories of women who have found success that will inspire you on your journey.
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Feb 19, 2019

A few months ago, I read a very interesting article in The Washington Post about a researcher who studied 400,000 knitters. She was learning about my favorite topic: how these women turned their hobby of knitting into a business. She discovered an interesting phenomenon that I’ve actually witnessed for years now through Business Boutique.

Before I launched Business Boutique, I conducted my own research on women with businesses. I noticed an interesting theme: When it comes to turning your hobby into a business, a sense of community plays a key role in women doing it scared. When we have camaraderie and support, when we can lock arms with other women and do it together, we’re more likely to launch the business we’ve been dreaming about.

Related: How to Face Your Fears and Do It Scared

This woman’s research reiterated that reality. From the 403,168 individual knitters she studied from 2007 to 2014, the ones who joined a group to craft socially were 25% more likely to start a business.(1) When asked what it was that transformed these women from pattern makers to pattern sellers, the most common answer was that someone they knew had encouraged them to sell their work: Many had already been modifying patterns and designing their own yarn gnomes and cat costumes, but until they heard from others, they lacked the confidence to step out on their own.(2)

I was blown away by this. Not because I had never heard of this phenomenon before (my own research proved it), but because this principle of needing community is still true in a specific industry like knitting and on a massive scale like a study of 400,000 people. There’s no doubt that entrepreneurship can be intimidating and lonely.

But that’s where the power of building community comes in.

I see this every single year at our Business Boutique events. When you bring 3,000 women together from all over the country who work in all types of industries and are in different stages of business, there is a special bond created. Here’s what happens: These women walk into the room with all kinds of feelings, fears and questions about their businesses, and they think they’re the only ones who feel that way.

But once they hear the speakers on stage and connect with other women struggling with the same things, they realize, I’m not so crazy after all. Community opens our eyes to the truth, gives us the confidence and support we need to take the next step, and cultivates a place to belong. It’s everything we need to stop letting fear hold us back from making our dreams a reality.

Related: How to Push Past Your Comfort Zone and Try Something New

The Three Types of Community You Need 

No matter what stage of business you’re in, if you don’t have a community around you, I want you to make building one or getting into one a top priority this month. You should be a part of three different types of communities:

1. People in Your Shoes

This means people walking in the same shoes as you are or those in the same type of industry or business you’re in. When you come together, you feel a unique connection that you wouldn’t feel with someone in a completely different business. This will be your network of people who understand exactly what it’s like to do what you do.

When you get together to knowledge-share with this group, you exchange very specific advice on things like:

  • handling difficult customers
  • best practices, policies to protect yourself and vendor recommendations
  • marketing strategies specific to your target market
  • managing the seasonality of your business

2. People in Other Shoes

This is a group of people who have different perspectives from you because they work in different industries. It is so beneficial to have this community, because oftentimes, we get too close to our business. We can get so deep in the weeds that we truly can’t see the forest for the trees.

But when you seek support from those completely outside your business, they bring in a fresh pair of eyes and diverse ideas. It’s hard to get out of the mindset that the way you’ve been doing things is the only way to do them. When you bring in an outsider, they’re able to step in without the blinders or boundaries that typically constrain you. They help get you off the ground to get a wider and higher view of your business.

3. People You Serve

You need community for your personal and professional development. Well, the same is true for your customers. If you want them to feel connected with each other and with you, build a community where they can do so.

A few years ago, we started a Business Boutique Facebook group. And with almost no effort from me—I don’t post content or do any Facebook lives there—it blew up. We continue to get hundreds of new members, because women want to feel surrounded by other women with a similar mission. They want a place to ask for advice, share their elevator pitch, and simply feel heard. I don’t even have to maintain this Facebook group, because the power of community is in the community.

We have another Facebook community for the Business Boutique Academy. I jump in that group a lot for Facebook live videos and coaching sessions. It has created a different level of community because these women, as members of the Academy, are on the same track. They’re learning the same curriculum, working on the same homework, and receiving training on the same days. They’re able to take all of that to the next level by showing off their work and getting feedback from one another.

I do want to warn you about something that will come up when you create a community for your customers. You will likely experience some fear that, by creating it and connecting them with each other, there won’t be a need for you anymore. While this is a normal thought, it is simply not true. That’s the scarcity mentality that is so detrimental to business.

You are the initiator that introduced them to one another—the glue that keeps them together—so they will be that much more grateful to you for creating a place for their new community to thrive. Do what’s best for your customers. When you stop treating your customers only as individual transactions or one-on-one relationships, you create a movement. And a movement is what creates momentum, loyal customers and a community of people who rally around something.

Related: Market Research: How to Know What Your Customers Want

Building a community is one of my favorite topics to talk about, because I truly believe it’s the difference between winning in business and giving up too soon. This is why we created the Business Boutique Academy, my online business training group where I get in your business with you. In the Academy, I teach on a new topic weekly, host a live coaching session monthly, and connect you with other like-minded women who are winning in business.

Building a Community from the Ground Up with Natalie Franke

Natalie Franke started a wedding photography business when she was in college. While it quickly became successful in her local market, she felt lonely in the world of entrepreneurship. She was craving a sense of community. But when she sought it out, she couldn’t find one that fit her values of camaraderie and support. So, she took matters into her own hands and set out to create a place for creative entrepreneurs to gather.

Natalie now leads the Rising Tide Society. She started this community by gathering creatives in her hometown of Annapolis, Maryland. Within months, the groups were spreading like wildfire around the country. Today, Rising Tide meetups happen across 400 cities around the world!

It’s no wonder these groups have become so popular. Community is desperately needed in our world of business. Humans find fulfillment and thrive the most in relationships, and it’s no different in business. Entrepreneurship is a team sport.

In this episode, Natalie and I talk about:

  • having a student mindset in business
  • why small business owners have to be in a community and where to find it
  • getting rid of the scarcity mentality and moving into one of abundance
  • the right way to handle competition
  • how to build a community within your specific industry

Don’t Be Anyone Else But You 

Several years ago, when I was first named a personality for Ramsey Solutions, I had a consultation with a professional stylist. She was there to teach me how to look good on stage and on video. I’ll never forget the pictures she showed me on her phone. They were images of women she thought should be my inspiration. Every single photo was of a stiff, rigid, news anchor-looking woman with a bob and a navy suit. She kept telling me, “This is so you!” While I kept thinking, You’re so wrong.  

She wanted me to dress and look like a woman who was nothing like me. In that moment, I had to make a decision: Either I was going to lean into what this professional stylist thought I should look like, or I was going to lean into what I thought I should look like.

Related: How to Be More Confident

Friends, you have to make the same decision when others invade your life to tell you “the right way” of doing things. You have to teach yourself to lean into what makes you you. That decision is up to you, but I want you to know there is no one in the world like you. No one can do what you can do the way you do it.

I want to encourage you to love and embrace your unique qualities, because that is what God is going to use in you. So what are the things that make you you? I dare you to lean into them. Let your weird flag fly.

#AskChristyWright 

On today’s segment, we talk about:

  • how to get your customers to stick with you when you change your product offerings
  • how to get your products in stores
  • what to do during your slow seasons in business

If you have a question, give me a call on my toll-free line at 844.944.1074. You might hear your question on a future episode! 


1:23 How to Build Community With Your Business

14:46 Building a Community From the Ground Up With Natalie Franke

35:30 #AskChristyWright

45:19 Encouragement: Don’t Be Anyone Else But You


Resources

We are opening enrollment for the Business Boutique Academy!

It will be open for only a few days, and I’m telling you now because I want you to plan for it. The cost is $489 for the entire year to have me as your business coach and a tribe of women by your side every step of the way. Budget for it, mark your calendar, join the waitlist, and get in the Academy on March 18!

Text the code ACADEMYWAITLIST to 33444 to sign up for the Business Boutique Academy Waitlist to be notified the moment enrollment opens!

Sponsors

Check out our friends at Volusion. You can set up your online store and start selling your products within minutes. It’s that easy. Sign up for your FREE 14 day trial at Volusion.com/BB.


If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com.

New podcast episodes are available every other week.

Feb 5, 2019

When I was pregnant with my first child, we were so excited to find out the gender. When we learned we were having a boy, we immediately started brainstorming cute boy names and colors and themes for his nursery. We even bought outfits­. There were so many things we could plan, build and create because of that one piece of information.

Believe it or not, this same scenario is true for business too. There is one piece of information that can and does dictate every other decision you make: the problem you solve.

Related: The One Thing All Businesses Must Have

While knowing the problem you solve is crucial to success, too many companies operate for years before they ever figure it out. Many of you started your business from a hobby. It’s a great strategy. But when it’s a hobby, it only serves you. Once you turn your hobby into a business, it needs to solve a problem for someone else.

Before I go any further, please don’t get intimidated by the word problem. Just because you create hair bows or paint canvases doesn’t mean you’re not solving a real issue. Too many people think that because they’re not doing something people need, they’re not solving an actual problem. Here’s the truth: No matter what you do, your product does solve an issue. You might just have to dig a little deeper to find the problem your business can solve.

Related: How Jessica Turned Her Problem Into $70K

For example, if you make hair bows, you’re solving a problem for parents who want their daughter’s hair accessories to match their outfits. You’re also solving a problem for the countless little girls who don’t grow hair until they’re toddlers. Their parents no longer need to clarify whether their baby is a boy or a girl because she’s wearing an adorable bow on her head. I know my mother was grateful for hair bows when I was a bald baby! That’s a real problem you solve!

Or, in the other example, you create custom paintings. You’re solving a problem for people who don’t want to purchase art for their home from a big-box store. There are those who want a one-of-a-kind piece of art with a personal story behind it. And guess what? That’s what you offer.

When you identify the problem you solve in your business, you learn so many other important pieces of information as well.

3 Things You Learn When You Identify the Problem Your Business Solves 

1. Your Target Market

Your target market is the group of people who have the problem you solve. You can’t identify that group if you don’t know their pain points, what they struggle with, and what they’re looking for. When you identify the problem you solve, you know exactly who to market your product or service to. You no longer waste time and money trying to sell to people who aren’t interested in what you have to offer!

2. Your Value Proposition

Identifying the problem also gives you your basis for figuring out how much your product or service is worth. This is the foundation and justification for how much to charge. Why does your product or service cost that specific amount? Well, it’s because you solve this specific problem.

Oh, and by the way, the problem you solve is the only thing your market cares about. The only reason they will pay you is because you solve a problem for them.

3. Your Marketing Language

Your customers’ pain points should be exactly what you talk about in all of your messaging. Whether you’re writing marketing copy for your website, creating brochures for a trade show, or making connections at a networking event, the problem you solve should be the main thing you talk about because that’s all your customers care about.

Related: The Basics of Building Your First Website

If you’ve been running your business for a while, don’t think this exercise doesn’t apply to you. No matter how long you’ve been in business, I want you to take all of your marketing messaging and run it through this filter: Does this answer the question of what problem I solve?

Take time this week to think about that question and I bet you’ll be amazed at how it can completely change and improve the trajectory of your business.

How to Build a Business Around Solving a Problem With Laura Berens

Laura Berens is proof of what happens when you first identify a problem and then build a business to solve it. Laura is the host of the Time To Be You Podcast and founder of Love and Fit, a line of activewear for pregnant and postpartum moms.

When you land on her company’s website, you read “Activewear for Moms” alongside a photo of two moms nursing their babies in really cute activewear. It’s pretty clear what problem her company solves.

When she was three months postpartum, Laura remembers trying to work out in the living room while her newborn napped. Too often her baby would wake up in the middle of her exercise routine. Her problem was that exercising in a nursing bra didn’t provide enough support, but working out in a sports bra made it difficult to stop and nurse her baby.

After researching the market, she couldn’t find anything that was both supportive and moisture wicking. She couldn’t believe someone hadn’t thought of a product that would do both.

Related: Market Research: How to Know What Your Customers Want

Without any background in fashion or sewing, she hit the ground running. She had designs created and prototypes manufactured, and she would hand them out to her mom friends (her target market!) for feedback. By identifying a problem and coming up with a solution, Laura has been able to successfully market her products directly to the people who need them.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Learning how to have a conversation with the marketplace to identify the problem you solve
  • Navigating an industry you have no experience in
  • Knowing what to do next when you start a business
  • Creating specific personas in order to find your target market

Your Responsibility as a Business Owner

Growing up, I remember my mother always taking me to this amazing restaurant that was just down the street from her cake shop. They had the best sandwiches—one that I still attempt to recreate to this day. You know what’s sad? They closed up shop years ago, and I hate that I’ll never get to enjoy their sandwiches again.

Have you ever thought about your business from the perspective of your customer? When you solve a problem for someone, do you see the deep level of responsibility you have as a business owner? It’s not just about you anymore.

You have a responsibility to manage your money well, to earn a profit, and to steward your time, etc., in order to stay in business. Why? Because you don’t just a run a business. You’re solving a problem for people, and they need you to continue doing so. They need you to stay in business.

Think about all your favorite places that have gone out of business over the years. Think about how disappointed your customers would be if you closed your company. Friends, you have the responsibility to stay in business because we need you to.

This is why I’m so excited to share that we’re getting ready to open enrollment for the Academy! If you’re ready to gain the knowledge and skill set you need to stay in business, put the enrollment fee on your March budget and join the waitlist to get alerted when it opens. Academy membership is $489 for the entire year, and enrollment will only be open for four days starting March 18. You owe it to yourself to build this business you’ve been dreaming about.

#AskChristyWright

On today’s #AskChristyWright segment, we talk about how to market your business on Instagram and Pinterest and how to make your brand stand out from competition.

If you have a question, give me a call on my toll-free line at 844.944.1074. You might hear your question on a future episode! 


1:23 How to Identify the Problem Your Business Solves

14:46 How to Build a Business Around Solving a Problem With Laura Berens

35:30 #AskChristyWright

45:19 Encouragement to Stay in Business


Resources

Text the code ACADEMYWAITLIST to 33444 or fill out the form here to sign up for the Business Boutique Academy Waitlist to be notified the moment enrollment opens!

Sponsors

Check out our friends at Volusion. You can set up your online store and start selling your products within minutes. It’s that easy. Sign up for your FREE 14 day trial at Volusion.com/BB.


If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com.

New podcast episodes are available every other week.

Jan 22, 2019

Passion is so important in everything you do. When you’re passionate about something, you perform a million times better. This is true whether you’re working at your day job, cooking dinner for your family, or launching a side hustle.

That’s why, today, we’re talking about how to find your passion. There’s no better time of year to discover this. A new year means a new you! You know that I’m passionate about helping women step into their God-given gifts and make money doing what they love. But before you start making money doing what you love, you have to discover what you love. So how do you do that?

Three Strategies to Find Your Passion

It’s not as scary as it seems. I actually have three different strategies you can walk through to help you find your passion. Here’s what’s great about a strategy: It isn’t a formula or a fancy equation to make a passion magically appear. It’s none of that. It’s simply an approach—and it’s a flexible one. Maybe one strategy works for you or maybe you’ll use a combination of all three. Dig deep into these strategies, and I bet you’ll discover something amazing.

Related: How to Find Your Business Idea

The Self-Focused Strategy

This strategy takes a look inside—you guessed it—you! Now, this isn’t about self-centeredness. But it is about taking a good inventory of your past to discover what you’ve been uniquely created to contribute to the world. That inventory is usually a combination of your past, education and experiences.

This is actually how Business Boutique was born. Before Business Boutique, I was a speaker at Ramsey Solutions. The company wanted to transition me into an official Ramsey Personality role, but before we could do that, we had to figure out what my focus should be. So, I sat in a boardroom with Dave Ramsey, my husband, and a ton of other leaders in the company. We spent hours going over my background to see how I could best serve the marketplace. In other words, what should my focus, market and message be?

We looked in a few different places. First, we looked at my story growing up with a mother who was scrappy and built a successful business from scratch (a unique experience). Then we looked at my education: I studied business and marketing, and I’m a Certified Business Coach. We also looked at some of my other unique experiences, like how I started a couple of side businesses to help make ends meet. Finally, we looked at my strengths: My natural strengths are in speaking, teaching, writing and coaching people as they step into their God-given dreams.

Can you spot the patterns? Business was all over my background, and when we looked at the marketplace at the time, we saw businesses launching at a crazy rate. The problem was that so many entrepreneurs didn’t actually know how to run a business. They just had great ideas. When we put that all together, here’s what we came up with: There’s a lot of people who need help with business. I am a really good teacher, and I have a background in business. So Business Boutique was born.

Related: Recognizing Your Gifts

Now we have a podcast, a book and an online business training academy. We’ve even created an amazing goal planner, a sold-out event and two courses. But it all started with an idea on what I uniquely brought to the table.

If you take a deep look at your past, experiences and education, I have no doubt you can find something you’re passionate about.

Here are some questions you can ask yourself to get started:

  • What is your story? People are often passionate about something in their history because they’ve lived it.
  • What are your strengths? What comes effortlessly to you? We are naturally more passionate about things we’re good at.
  • What do you get really excited about? What do you get really mad about? When you pay attention to your emotions around an issue, it’s a good indicator you’re passionate about that one thing.

Look for the intersection where your story, your strengths, and what you get excited about meet.

People-Focused Strategy

I believe most of your passions come from within you. But I also believe you can be passionate about just about anything if you choose to be. That’s right! It’s a choice. After all, the difference between something you have to do and something you get to do is just your attitude.

For example, let’s say you have an idea for a business that you’re not sure you’re particularly passionate about. Say your business idea is refinishing furniture, but you wonder how you can be passionate about a table or a chair. Before you quit the idea to find something else, I want you to dig a little deeper. Why? Because I’m willing to bet you can find something within that idea you’re passionate about.

It’s usually the people.

On the other side of every business transaction is a person you’re serving. You’ve improved their life because of your business—yes, because of the table you refinished. When you focus on the person on the other side, the business is no longer about upcycling old furniture, but about helping people make memories with their families. When you look at your business through the lens of the impact you’re making, you can see that your passion is ignited by the people you get to serve.

Related: Excuses Stopping You From Using Your Gifts

Focus on the people. That’s why we go into business in the first place—to make a difference in people’s lives.

God-Focused Strategy

I know this might sound crazy but stay with me here! It doesn’t happen for everyone this way, but for some of us, finding our passion looks like praying about it—asking God or listening to hear what God is trying to tell you. I’ve heard thousands of stories of women who, on the surface, lacked the education, skills or experience to start a business, but they clearly heard God tell them to do it. So they did.

It sounds crazy, but it’s also just the kind of thing God does.

I love Christine Cain’s story of how she started A21. She was walking through an airport when she saw all these posters of women who were missing, likely abducted and forced into human trafficking. She recalls thinking to herself, Someone should do something about this. She quickly realized that someone was her. She was obedient to the voice she heard, and now thousands of women are being saved from human trafficking across the globe.

Related: Use Your Gifts to Make a Difference

God can use any of these three strategies to lead you to find your passion. But whichever strategy you use, I want you to know that God created you on purpose for a purpose, and I can’t wait to watch you step into that.

Building a Business You Love with Amber Lilyestrom

Amber Lilyestrom is a speaker, author, branding strategist, business coach and host of The Amber Lilyestrom Show. She is passionate about helping female entrepreneurs get clarity about who they are and then build businesses to support that message.

Amber spent 10 years working in marketing at the University of New Hampshire. She loved that job and learned a ton, but after conquering one of the most difficult times in her life, she knew there was more to her story. A near-death experience helped her realize there was something missing from her life, which led her to start her own business. This new adventure ignited a fire in her to help other women realize their potential as well.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Recognizing the signs you’re not working in your passions
  • Living out the life you were created for
  • Fighting for your truth
  • Finding your passion and amplifying it with a business
  • Leaving a corporate job to start your own business

Turning Bad Experiences Into Good Ideas

 

Whatever you’re balancing right now, whether you’re working full-time in your business or working your side hustle with a full-time job, don’t be discouraged by bad experiences. I encounter at least one a week. Don’t we all? But here’s the thing: We don’t have to let them overcome us. Instead, I want to challenge you to take those bad experiences and turn them into great ideas.

Take the time I tried to get a photo of my son with Santa at the mall. What was supposed to be a sweet memory turned into a nightmare that ended with me losing the photo I’d waited hours to get. Instead of allowing that experience to deter me from ever getting a photo with Santa again, I turned it into the now-annual “Shindig With Santa” at our house. I pay a little more to have Santa come to my house where I can invite all my friends and family over to bake cookies and take as many pictures with Santa as they desire.

What bad experience can you turn into a great idea?

#AskChristyWright

On today’s #AskChristyWright segment, we talk about identifying a market for your new business and regaining momentum in your business after maternity leave.

If you have a question, give me a call on my toll-free line at 844.944.1074. You might hear your question on a future episode! 


1:18 The Three Strategies to Find Your Passion

19:04 Building a Business You Love With Amber Lilyestrom

57:00 #AskChristyWright

66:49 Challenge to Turn Your Bad Experiences Into Good Ideas


Resources

Use the code BOOTCAMP when you purchase Business Idea Bootcamp and get the Business Boutique audiobook completely free! Go to BusinessBoutique.com/Bootcamp.

Sponsors

Our friends at Infusionsoft help you manage your customers and your business all in one place. If you’re ready to organize your contacts, automate your emails, generate leads and turn those leads into sales, Infusionsoft can help you! Get started now with a free trial by visiting InfusionsoftNow.com/ChristyFree.

Check out our friends at Volusion. You can set up your online store and start selling your products within minutes. It’s that easy. Sign up for your FREE 14 day trial at Volusion.com/BB.


If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com.

New podcast episodes are available every other week.

Jan 8, 2019

Here’s the truth about money: The more you have, the more impact you can make. So why wouldn’t you want to make a million dollars in your business?

Well, for many of you, it boils down to what you believe.

So much of what I teach you is to believe. Believe in yourself, believe that you can do the thing, and believe that God put that dream in your heart for a reason.

Remember when you were a kid and you believed? Maybe you believed in Santa, the tooth fairy, the Easter Bunny, even flying reindeer. You believed you could be anything you wanted to be. You believed anything was possible. Maybe you even believed you would be a millionaire when you grew up.

But something has changed since then. Something happened as we grew up and became more reasonable and more logicalwe stopped believing.

At some point in your journey, whether you realized it or not, you stopped believing and you settled. You probably thought, Well, I’m not going to dream too big because I don’t want to end up disappointed.

If you don’t believe something is possible, you’re never going to try.

When you set goals for your business, you also create a plan to achieve them. It’s the same with being a millionaire. If you set a goal of becoming a millionaire, you have to create a plan to make it happen. It’s as easy as that.

You have to be careful of the words you tell yourself. When you hear those negative thoughts in your head saying, I’m not enough, you just need to have a positive thought prepared to tell yourself, I am enough. I got this.

Related: Ep. 58 — Perseverance in Your Business: How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up

Working Through All the Feelings About Wealth

We all have perceptions of what we think it takes to be wealthy. We even have perceptions of what we think it means to be wealthy.

Should I feel guilty for having money? No! Is it even okay to have wealth? Yes! Yes, it is okay to have wealth! Listen, when God blesses you with His resources, it is up to you to steward these resources well, and He will bless you with more. Imagine the impact you could make if you had an abundance of resources.

The bottom line is that you need to be a good and faithful servant of God’s resources. Imagine being able to give like never before and change your family tree. Now that right there is what it’s all about.

Building wealth in a smart way, slow and steady, for the right reasons is the way to go, and you can do this. Don’t get me wrong: It’s okay to enjoy nice things. There is nothing wrong with that. But the true joy in building your wealth comes from being able to give generously and leave a legacy for your family.

Related: How to Set Prices

How to Make a Million Dollars in Your Business with Chris Hogan

Chris Hogan is the national best-selling author of Retire Inspired, host of The Chris Hogan Show, fellow team member here at Ramsey Solutions and last but not least, my good friend.

So, before we get started, let me tell you a little about Chris. You know those people that walk in the room and just own it? The people that have everyone’s attention because you just feel their presence? That’s Chris Hogan. It’s more than his booming voice that commands attention. It’s his contagious passion to help people understand how to build wealth and live the life they’ve always wanted. To say he gets people fired up is a huge understatement.

So, in this episode, Chris Hogan and I are going to get you to believe again. Because you may not realize it, but you already have exactly what you need to make a million dollars in your business.

The Largest Study Ever Done on How to Make a Million Dollars

Steve Jobs once said, “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”(1) But don’t just take Steve Jobs’ word for it—the research backs it up.

In the largest study ever done on millionaires, Chris Hogan and his team found that 93% of millionaires say they got there from hard work.

Millionaires have learned that hard work matters more than the size of your paycheck, where (or if!) you went to college and what kind of family you were born into. Y’all, this is exciting stuff. I can’t wait for you to hear exactly how to become a millionaire. You’re going to be blown away at just how attainable this really is!

Remember, it doesn’t matter where you came from. It matters where you’re going. Regardless of the situation you were born into, regardless of the job you have, you can make the decision today to become a millionaire. If you’d like to get a quick look at where you stand today and what it will take for you to become a millionaire, check out Chris’s free net worth calculator.

Chris Hogan is going to give you so much great information in this episode, and you can find out even more in his brand-new book Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Wealth—and How You Can Too.

In this episode, Chris Hogan and I will discuss:

  • Building wealth and why it’s important
  • Why it isn’t selfish to put money aside for your future—it’s smart
  • Why becoming a millionaire feels impossible, and why that’s a myth
  • The real traits, qualities and job titles of everyday millionaires
  • The #1 thing everyday millionaires did to accumulate wealth
  • How you can make a million dollars with your business

And y’all, as business owners, you’re already ahead of the curve on this. 96% of millionaires say they enjoyed what they did as their career. Look at that! There really is something to this whole “make money doing what you love” thing.

As an entrepreneur, there is really no limit to your earning potential, because you get to decide—with your efforts and your actions—how much you make!

#AskChristyWright

Chris Hogan is sticking around for our Q&A segment. He’ll answer questions about how to get your spouse on board with your business and how to get on the same financial page as your spouse to make a plan for your future.

This man is full of wisdom and laughs, so you don’t want to miss it. By the end of this episode, you will be confident in your ability to make a million dollars with your business.

Give me a call on my toll-free line at 844.944.1074. You might hear your question on a future episode!


1:22 Working Through All the Feelings About Wealth

14:42 How to Make a Million Dollars in Your Business with Chris Hogan

39:35 #AskChristyWright

51:25 Encouragement to Dream Big


Resources

Chris Hogan's new book, Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Wealth—and How You Can Too is available now! Use the code BBWEALTH at checkout to receive a bonus Business Boutique podcast episode with Chris Hogan where we talk about 7 Mistakes That Could Keep You From Becoming a Millionaire. Order Everyday Millionaires at ChrisHogan360.com.

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New podcast episodes are available every other week.

Jan 2, 2019

Happy New Year, y’all! Let’s kick the year off right with this special episode!

January is the time of year when you get a fresh start and a clean slate. And it’s the perfect time to set goals! Goal setting is not only important for your business; it’s also important for every other area of your life, like personal finances. Getting on a budget and getting out of debt are especially important!

In this episode, I share my story about how I got fed up with debt and worked hard to pay it off. Doing this had a huge impact on my life and my family’s life, which is why I want to help you find the same financial freedom and hope that I found.

You’ll also hear from Dave Ramsey, America’s trusted voice on money. Dave has helped millions of people take control of their money and change their family tree. And I can’t wait for you to hear a full lesson from Financial Peace University, his proven plan to winning with money!

Imagine the impact you could make on your family, in your community, or even in your business if you didn’t have to worry about debt.

I hope you enjoy this special episode. This information is so valuable and I’m excited to share it with you. 2019 is going to be the year you take control of your money, your life, and your business. You’ve got this!


Financial Peace University Special Offer

Ready to get started? Click here to order today and get a free audiobook download of The Total Money Makeover, Dave’s #1 best-selling book.


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