What You'll Discover In This Episode:
The tremendous value community and collaboration can provide to one’s business has never been clearer to me than in the past few years.
During that time, I purposefully built strong connections with the handful of business owners whose advice I respected, values I shared, and company I enjoyed.
I selected those women to be my Trusted Advisory Council and they mutually selected me to be a part of theirs. We had gotten to know each other well, loved the expertise and support we were able to offer one another, and therefore chose to do life and business.
And what a few years it’s been building our relationships!
I count on these women to pull me up when aspects of my business are incredibly challenging, celebrate with me when things are good, and tell it to me straight when I’m making poor decisions that might lead me astray from my vision of success.
I also intentionally invest in them and their businesses. Relationships (even business-oriented ones) must be a two-way street.
Now, I’ve been in masterminds before, but they’ve fizzled out, I outgrew them, or they just went in a direction that didn’t align with my goals.
I don’t see that happening with this group because we truly chose each other, cultivated a friendship, and continue to invest in one another’s personal lives and businesses. A number of us meet every other Friday to mastermind, connect, collaborate, and leverage each other’s unique specialties to the benefit of our own businesses.
And it works! I know my business would not have had the major wins it’s had over the past few years had I not leaned on my Trusted Advisory Council to see me through, over, and around some major obstacles that were stunting my growth. I owe a lot to these ladies.
Now you may consider yourself an introvert but I am telling you, curated community and collaboration is not just for extroverts.
It’s for any business owner who wants to level up their business and create a better life for his or herself. I assure you, there are other business owners who need that sort of relationship just as much as you do, specialize in a field you don’t, and who would welcome you and what you have to offer into their inner circle.
In this episode of Productivity Straight Talk, I sit down with two members of my Trusted Advisory Council, Amanda Berlin and Jamie Lieberman, to discuss the importance of collaborations, alliances, and brother/sisterhood, and the power they can bring when you choose to do life and business with the right people.
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After more than a decade in the New York City public relations world, Amanda Berlin now uses her pitch powers for good. She helps entrepreneurs step into their presence, create a story that inspires others, and spread their message in the media. Amanda has created a library of template guides and training's and works one on one with clients to guide them to strategic story-telling and media relations based on her 12 years of experience guiding strategy for major brands in the corporate world. Amanda and her clients have been featured in all types of media — from Business Insider to Entrepreneur on Fire and from WNYW Fox 5 to Bustle.com. She's the host of The Empowered Publicity Podcast and loves arming soul-powered business owners with the ideas and skill-set they need to go from hidden industry gem to recognizable trusted expert. Amanda has spoken on the topics of visibility, publicity, and entrepreneurship at BizChix Live, Style Collective Raleigh and New York City, Body Local, Hoboken Entrepreneur Group, and more.]
Jamie Lieberman is an attorney, podcaster and entrepreneur dedicated to making legal accessible and to sharing the message that legal does not have to be scary. As the owner and founder of Hashtag Legal, Jamie draws on her experience working with entrepreneurs, influencer marketing professionals, and creatives to help her clients grow and protect their businesses.
She leads an all female, virtual team focused on providing clients with advice on a wide range of subjects such as intellectual property, contracts, privacy, FTC and general business law as well negotiation strategies. Jamie is a highly experienced speaker and is the co-host for the FearLess Business Podcast.]