Spiritual Biz Basics

  • Happy Birthday to ME!! Pay What You Can Sessions through October 31st, 2015

    BirthdayCelebration

    Bring on the chocolate cake and ice cream! My birthday is coming up at the end of October!

    The “good” part of me says that I should be looking in my Flat Belly diet cookbook for the zucchini/chocolate chip cake and pairing it with the frozen Greek yogurt. My bad side says FUG DAT! I wonder which side will win…

    Either way! I’ve decided to celebrate for the month leading up to my birthday with…

    PAY WHAT YOU CAN SESSIONS!

    Pay What You Can Sessions will include:

    • Email Tarot and Oracle Card Readings (click here for info)
    • One Hour, One-Off Business Mentoring Sessions 
    • Reiki/Energy Healing Sessions (did you know they are always Pay What You Can, you just have to ask – especially if you are suffering).
    • One-off Everything You Need Sessions.

    [tweetthis]If you’ve been waiting to work with me, now is your time! [/tweetthis]

    This offer will run through October 31st, and appointment times will be first come, first served and mutually convenient! One offer per person, please.

    My PayPal address is: sueellissaller@hotmail.com

    Once you’ve made a payment, please note what kind of service you’d like to have and your best email address. If you order a reading, please let me know the area you’d like to have covered. Otherwise, we can schedule a time for us to meet via Skype or by telephone (US and Austria only by phone).

    I’m looking forward to celebrating my birthday with YOU!

    Have a great day!

    CONTINUE READING

  • Two Minute Biz Tips – Consistent Brand

    Welcome to Two Minute Biz Tips from Sue Ellis-Saller! My name is Sue Ellis-Saller and I’m here to talk to you today about maintaining a unique and consistent brand.

     

    Your website, your social media, and any printed material that you’ve developed for yourself should all be alike and similar.

     

    One thing you should have is a logo. A nice logo may cost you starting at about $300 if you’re working with a professional graphic designer, just to give you kind of a roundabout, ballpark figure of what you might pay. I made mine at Logo Garden – it wasn’t so expensive, it was unique, and I really liked it.

     

    Being unique is important. One of the things that I know is that we, as spiritual entrepreneurs and conscious entrepreneurs, have several different things that are home-hitters. Different people’s artwork might stir a lot of people’s souls, or working with Doreen Virtue’s cards, for example. These things, even though they’re really specific to our line of work, they’re not very unique. What you want to do is to have a very unique look for your logo, and make sure that you use the same color consistently. (a.k.a. don’t use the artwork of a popular artist for your background or logo, because there are probably quite a few others using the same images for theirs.)

     

    Even use the same fonts consistently. Pick two-three fonts and stick with those, don’t use anything else. That’s really easy to do in Canva. And then, also, if you’re doing motivational memes for your WordPress or your social media sites, use one background and one background only, you don’t need to use a whole bunch of them.

     

    That is pretty much what I wanted to say about keeping a congruent and consistent image. If you like this video, please like or follow me. Feel free to send me any questions that you want me to cover in future Two Minute Biz Tips. Thank you!

    CONTINUE READING

  • Two Minute Biz Tips – Do What You Can in the Time You Have

    Hey everyone, welcome to sueellissaller.com! You can see I’ve been sporting the 50’s look – kind of into 50’s retro groove right now. I know, something weird to share.

     

    It’s really hot in Vienna today, and I am trying to get as many videos created right now as I can for you because if you listen, you’ll hear no little kids around. My two youngest are with their grandma and grandpa in Germany, their Omi and Opi, and so right now I am using this four-day-period to really hammer out the content.

     

    I’ve written three or four blog posts, I’m really working my social media sites, and I’m going to create some videos and get everything recorded. I have a VA right now, my daughter, as many of you know, and so I’ll have her transcribing the most relevant points in each of the videos that I create so that they’re easier to find through web searches, because sometimes, and here’s a little tip for you here, you want to make sure that you do post that transcript of your video or of whatever you’re doing so that it is more search engine-friendly. So the key points today for this will be bulk recording (or something like that).

     

    Anyway, for many of us who are working as spiritual entrepreneurs and trying to build our businesses in the time we have between work, taking care of children and taking care of our clients, we kind of get overwhelmed with so much that we have to do.

    [tweetthis]I really strongly recommend that you take advantage of quiet times, of those moments that nobody’s around. [/tweetthis]

    Of course, you want to continue meditating or finding time for yourself, but also use those (quiet) moments to really maximize the impact of any free time that you have. I’m not saying maximize all of your free time and put it all into your business because that’s not good or balanced. What I am saying is if you have a day where you have a quiet home and you feel like writing, or if you’re really inspired and you feel like you can come up with three or four different blog posts on a topic, use it!

     

    One of my clients, Caroline Palmy at Palmy Healing, did a 6-part series about Indigo children, and so she knew she had enough content for the time she knew she was going on vacation, so she got her energy together to create this series and release it, and it’s been a popular series for her as well.

     

    What you really want to do is, if you’re pressed for time, then find a topic that you love and write multiple blog posts, or write one blog post about it, and then hold your feet to the fire, and say, “And next week, I’ll be talking about this in this other way.” That keeps you motivated to get that content going.

     

    Right now we’re also going into that stretch where our kids are going to be back in school soon, hallelujah! We’re going to be putting our minds and our energies back into our business, and with that little statement I want to remind you that I’m working on a “Back to School, Back to Business” group for the month of September, and in that I would like to help people get their mindset going from summer and vacation to, and I don’t want to say summer vacation and being outside is bad, but get that mindset shift and get people back into the habits of nourishing their business and giving their business that energy they had been giving their children or their homes or having fun during the summer.

     

    I will be releasing details about that in the Spiritual Business Basics group on Facebook. If you’re not a member but you are a spiritual entrepreneur, you can go ahead and ask to be admitted into that group.

     

    I think that’s it right now. Just take time if you have it, you don’t have to care about if your hair or your makeup looks the same in five different videos. I don’t have so many clothes, so chances are I’m going to be wearing the same black shirt or white shirt in more than one video. If I make more than one video in one day, that’s good for me. I have more content to push out and that’s the goal – creating awesome content on a regular basis and getting it out to my flock, or my tribe.

     

    If you like this video, please push the little like button on YouTube and I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments about this video.

     

    Thanks, and have a great day! Bye!

    CONTINUE READING

  • Two Minute Biz Tips – Consistency is Cool

     

    Hey everyone! Welcome to Sue Ellis-Saller’s Two Minute Biz Tips.

     

    Today I’m going to talk about consistency being key to your content marketing and all of your social media updates.

     

    Basically put, when you are consistently updating your content, you are growing and gaining trust from your audience, and also you’re building a nice little library of work.

     

    You’re talking to people about these things that you love. For me, I talk about business, I talk about crystals, I talk about aromatherapy, I talk about tarot, but I talk about all these things, and I want to do it once a week, or every other week, but everything consistently.

     

    I also want to make sure that I am working on my social media sites. As a business mentor, I analyse people’s business pages, and their social media profiles, and one of the key things that I see is that people just let their social media sites die out, they’re not putting that energy in. Or they’re posting consistently, but it’s all scheduled posts, you can tell that there’s no energy in that space.

     

    What I really recommend that you do is to create a nice little editorial calendar for yourself. Once a week, fill in topic ideas that you would like to pursue writing about, and then work from there so that you’re consistently creating material for your website. What I want to make sure that you’re doing is to hold yourself to it. It’s really nice if you create an editorial calendar, but you don’t stick with – like sticking with the two minutes (it’s 2 minutes, 10 seconds…).

     

    I added this later!—>  Moral of the story is stick with it!
    This is Sue Ellis-Saller, talk to you soon!

    CONTINUE READING

  • Getting in Touch With My Core

     

     

    11796266_10153483950684889_7196854239253770058_n

    Sometimes you need a break to connect with your core.

    Ahhhh… I so needed that!

    I spent last week in Mallorca, and it was DIVINE! We stayed in an all-inclusive hotel next to a beautiful bay. I didn’t have to cook or clean or answer emails or even check my Facebook (the lack of WIFI was a blessing in disguise).

    I started every morning with a little walk down to the rocks, making the time for reflection, introspection, and a little bit of meditation.

    Each day, I released more and more of the energy trapped inside of me into the rocks, the earth, and the sea.

    Every day, I was grateful for the release.

    I needed that time to take a step back from my business, my responsibilities – time to take deep breaths and really get down deep inside the core of my being so that I could sort out some things that were bothering me and holding me back.

    I realized – once again – that my Sensitive Soul was affecting my business life just as it does my normal life.

    My tendency to please others was putting me into a place where I was saying “YES” when I should have said “NO” – or “Hang on. Let’s sort the details before we go sprinting ahead.”

    It was making me frustrated and angry with myself, to tell you the truth.

    My boundaries were getting all kinds of… how shall we say… inconsistent and weak. I was letting half hour sessions go for an hour and a half and stretching myself thin for the convenience of others.

    The expectation was that people could just contact me for a quick advising session, without making an appointment or paying me for my time. (Sensitive Souls in Business need to watch out for that. Firm boundaries about “just a bit of advice” are a MUST.)

    I was feeling used.

    During the trip, I started re-reading Barbara Stanny’s book, Sacred Success.

    In it, she encourages readers to examine how they are giving their power away – and how they can reclaim that power.

    I pondered those questions while I was sitting on the rock where I took the picture above.

    How do I give my power away? How can I feel more powerful?

    And I realized that one of my biggest issues was focusing on things that others wanted me to focus on, instead of sticking with my own interests and desires.

    It was draining me.

    I had to figure out how to focus on the core of what I do best and what I love the most. That is where my power is – that is where I feel my strongest.

    My loves (in business) are:

    • Helping people gain confidence in themselves – especially when they are just starting out or are about to give up.
    • Working with crystals and cards and energy.
    • Sharing other people’s work and promoting them.
    • Helping people polish their professional images.

    Sure, there are a LOT of other things that I could do as a part of my business mentoring, but they aren’t my personal areas of strength.

    I’d prefer to do what I do best instead of venturing into insecure territory – where I don’t feel comfortable or confident in what I am doing.

    One of the hardest lessons to learn as a Sensitive Soul in Business (or a Sensitive Soul, overall!) is to stick with what you love to do instead of flitting around from this to that in order to please others or chase dollars.

    So, I am going to be refining my offerings to focus on serving you with my strengths – and I am going to be looking for other entrepreneurs to refer you to if your request doesn’t fit with my power areas.

    WHEW! That last one is a doozy! I am going to work to refer you to someone who can serve you better than I can… YIKES.

    It’s scary to think that really focusing on the core of who I am and what I do best might have me sending you to someone else for a service.

    But it’s necessary.

    I want to focus on my strengths and loves. I want to get to be KNOWN for promoting and confidence building. I want my energy and business mentoring sessions to be legendary. I want people to come to me for those things I mentioned above – and only those.

    [tweetthis]When you focus on your core strengths and doing what you love, your business will nourish you, not drain you.[/tweetthis]

    You will feel more centered and confident in what you do.

    You will become known for being the best at what you do.

    We all know the term, Jack of all trades – master of none. I don’t want to be Jack. I want to be Sue.

    So, if you are looking to build your confidence as a Sensitive Soul in Business – if you’d like help with promoting your business or website or blog pieces – if you’d like to polish your professional image – if you are interested in growing or relaxing or healing with crystals, cards, or energy work, then I’m your gal!

    You can email me at sue@sueellissaller.com to arrange a complimentary consultation to find out if I am the right person to serve you.

    If you need something else, I’ll refer you on… If you offer something else and want to talk about referrals, feel free to get in touch.

    It’s what I need to do for me and for my business. It’s what I do best for you and yours.

    CONTINUE READING