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Calvin Correli

From Perfectionism and Self-Doubt to Clarity and Ease

I had the joy of speaking with Simplero customer Raluca Mirza earlier today. She'd written me an email talking about overwhelm and perfectionism, and she graciously volunteered to hop on a video call with me to look into this, and to share the result with you.

I'm so grateful that she said yes. I know it can be frightening, but the reality is that there are no unique challenges. We all face some variation of the same thoughts and issues.

Watch and learn. I'm sure you'll find that you can relate quite a bit.

Calvin Correli

Customer Interview: Megan Meyers of Princess Ballerinas

A few weeks ago I sent out a newsletter where I asked you about your vision, and Megan replied. Her reply intrigued me so much, I had to ask her for an interview. She obliged, but asked that it not be an interview, but rather a conversation that we just happened to record, and share if the result turned out to be useful. That sounded great to me.

Megan has really mastered how to create easy and flow and success in her business without even a hint of struggle. This, my friends, is how it's supposed to be. If you would like a dollop of that in your own life, then listen in, and make sure you pay particular attention to the energy she's emanating. I find those to be even more important than the beautiful words she's speaking.

Enjoy!

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Sherrie Williams

Meet Nicole and Katie Myofascial Release therapists

Tell me a little about your business…

Look inside. Love your Life is a business my partner and I created as a way to spread our knowledge of bodywork and the mind body connection to other people through the internet. We have created Self Care Classes online with Simplero teaching people what Myofascial Release is, What Self Care and Self Love is, How belief systems are connected to your body and how it operates, and how to release your own fascia to free yourself from pain, mental and physical!

What brought you to Simplero?

Kathryn Hocking's E-Course Launch Formula

How have you integrated Simplero into your business?

We use Simplero as the base of our online course, as well as for our auto email subscriptions, landing pages, ets.

How has Simplero benefited your Business?

Simplero is a really nice format. I feel like it has helped to have a seamless integration of email, landing pages, merchant processing, course format all in one place, it made the technical side of creating an online business a lot easier!

What's something you've learned in business you'd wish someone had told you when you were starting out?

Business is a marathon, not a race. It is strategic and requires a lot of work. I also never knew how very important my "why" was, but that's what kept me going those late nights and frustrating and scary days when you thought for sure this might be the day you just want to give up!

What's a fun fact about you that someone would never guess?

My business partner and I are both obsessed with the TV show Outlander.

 

Screenshot_41-normal.pngHi! Nice to meet you. We are two Myofascial Release therapists located outside of Boston, MA. Our own back pain and jaw pain is what brought us here. A few years back Nicole couldn't even bend over and Katie couldn't even bite into an apple (very sad for a New Englander). Then something ahhhhmazing happened. Nicole took a Myofascial Release seminar with John F. Barnes. Everything clicked. Finally, she could see the light at the end of the tunnel. She was hooked. Two years later she introduced Katie to Myofascial Release and a great friendship was forged! We've really learned so much along the way as we've healed our own pain with Myofascial Release. AND it has been amazing to have a friend to share it with. That's why we created this course. To share with you what we know works and create a community of people who are supportive and can cheer each other on. Yay!

Sherrie Williams

Meet Rachel Archelaus of Intuitive Art Academy

Tell me a little about your business…

The Intuitive Art Academy teaches people how to have a two way conversation with their Higher Selves. We assist our students in using their intuition to make better decisions so they can live a life of ease, expression, and wealth. We also certify people in the Archelaus method of Intuitive Art and have Certified Intuitive Artists in 8 countries.

What brought you to Simplero?

I was using 1Shoppingcart and found it to be bulky and counterintuitive. It also didn't have an easy to use affiliate program. I had a membership site set up with Optimize Press and was eager to get all of my needs met with one program. Simplero seemed so intuitive and ticked off all my boxes.

How have you integrated Simplero into your business?

Simplero houses my membership sites, affiliate program, email system, payments, and opt-in pages. I use it for upsells, book preorders, and event signups, too. I love how easy it is to use and create automations with. I also enjoy the feature of sending notifications when certain events occur so my assistant and I can mail out workbooks or welcome someone to the team with a phone call.

How has Simplero benefited your Business?

Simplero has benefited my business by helping me automate my emails, sales, and course drips. After switching to Simplero a year ago I've been on two three week vacations and my business continued to run seamlessly because of Simplero's features. I love seeing the amount of future installments right on the dashboard, too.

What's something you've learned in business you'd wish someone had told you when you were starting out?

My business has shape-shifted several times before it landed where it is now. I don't see enough people talking about pivoting and course correcting. More on those topics would have helped my confidence in the early days.

What's a fun fact about you that someone would never guess?

I was the third fastest girl in Connecticut when I was 11 (and I had purple hair then, too).

 

RachelArchelausHeadshot-small.jpegRachel Archelaus is an internationally known spiritual teacher, artist and business mentor. She is the founder of the Intuitive Art Academy which teaches people how to have a two way conversation with their Higher Selves in an easy, creative way. 
 
The Certified Intuitive Artist program helps healers, therapists, and coaches to create a lucrative & impactful business by using the Archelaus method of Intuitive Art with their clients. There are graduates in 8 countries. 
 
As the co-host of the Intuitive Art Show and Soulfullpreneur Radio, Rachel has interviewed leading spiritual creatives such as Sonia Choquette, Kyle Cease, Robert Scheinfeld, and Jim Self.
 
A prolific creative herself, she edited No Fresh Cut Flowers: An Afterlife Anthology, created Color Your Aura: an Aura & Chakra Coloring Book for Young Children and has hundreds of helpful articles and videos on her blog sephyrus.com and at Tiny Buddha, Mind Body Green, Natural Awakenings, and more.
 
Having grown up seeing angels and talking with her spirit guides, Rachel has always known that there is more to this world than what meets the eye. She is a nature enthusiast and loves hiking, solo camping, and is excited to tour the country in Gertie, a ’91 Ford camper van.

 

Sherrie Williams

Meet Joy Duling of Member Magnetism

Tell me a little about your business…

My name is Joy Duling and my business is Member Magnetism. I help people launch, run and grow membership programs.

What brought you to Simplero?

I am always on the look-out for the right technology solutions to recommend when program participants ask what I prefer. I had seen enough mention of Simplero around social media groups to be intrigued and when I was literally able to design a membership site completely within hours, I was hooked.

How have you integrated Simplero into your business?

My first project using Simplero was my 21-Day Membership Growth challenge. I love the fact that I can have 21 Days of growth ideas set up to go out automatically. The emails look great and I was able to have a corresponding membership space to offer online extras. I'm currently in the process of transitioning all of my training courses over and within the next couple of months, my affiliate program will be offered via Simplero as well. One of the other hidden gems that I have discovered and absolutely love is the 'auto-subscribe' feature. This makes it really easy to do one-click satisfaction surveys and segmentation, allowing exactly the right follow-up to happen.

How has Simplero benefited your Business?

As someone who teaches member experience for a living, it is really important for me to use technology that reflects those values. So far, everything that I've used with Simplero has been glitch-free and works exactly the way I hoped. Additionally, I've been able to pull what I've been doing through several different systems (Ruzuku, Mailchimp, LeadDyno, Zapier, etc.) into Simplero which is going to save me time and be far more cost effective for me.

What's something you've learned in business you'd wish someone had told you when you were starting out?

The ups and downs of business are hard on a perfectionist. I wasted too much time in the beginning worrying about things being perfect before I'd release them. Inevitably, I'd have to make tweaks anyway. Over the years, I've learned to launch faster and make adjustments as I go along.

What's a fun fact about you that someone would never guess?

I sat on stage next to US President Ronald Reagan during my college graduation. I was President of my graduating class and he was returning as an alumnus to give the Commencement address. During the ceremony, he kept leaning over toward me to tell me little snippets of memories about his time at the college. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience that I will never forget.

unnamed-normal.jpgJoy Duling, Founder of MemberMagnetism.com, teaches membership-based organizations how to attract, engage and retain all the members they need for their programs to thrive.
She doesn't just talk the talk. In addition to her leadership role with MemberMagnetism.com and a25hourday.com, Joy also serves as Executive Director for a nonprofit organization that consistently raises more than a million dollars annually solely in membership dues. She has facilitated countless strategic planning sessions for leaders, teams and boards to tackle and overcome tough challenges.
Sherrie Williams

Meet Clive Girdham of Sydney City Hypnotherapy

Tell me a little about your business…

I help Hypnotherapists develop their skills to help with specific client problems like overcoming addictions, addictions and PTSD. I run a busy Hypnotherapy practice in Sydney, Australia

What brought you to Simplero?

My Supervisor and mentor Rob McNeilly is prolific in this area and encouraged me to create products

How have you integrated Simplero into your business?

I've managed to build my list by creating "lead magnets" creating an interactive audience and offering my video course in a non sales way. I do this through landing pages on Facebook groups that have my target audience

How has Simplero benefited your Business?

1000% I can already see the potential after only 5 months, hey I'm not massive yet but getting large!

What's something you've learned in business you'd wish someone had told you when you were starting out?

Be patient and give value overtime rather than being pushy and demanding. It's actually more fun this way. It allows the creative process to kick in. Hmm what's my next Lead Magnet???

What's a fun fact about you that someone would never guess?

I can get omplete stranger to become a concrete statue and not be able to move (for a minute or two :-) ) Hypnosis is awesome (This is not how I do therapy)

 

 

Clive-04-small.jpgClive Girdham was an Engineer for 25 years before leaving his day job to follow his true passion of helping people with Hypnotherapy. Clive's clients have a wide range of problems from simple phobias through to clinical depression. Additionally he works as a volunteer for Lifeline, a crisis support and suicide prevention telephone hotline in Australia
 
Clive is a Professional Member of The Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA), a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner.


Another passion of Clive is to teach and he has created his first online training course for Hypnotherapists. He uses Simplero to host the course as well as send out hypnotherapy tips to his growing list of Hypnotherapists
 
www.sydneycityhypnotherapy.com.au
 
Sherrie Williams

Meet Robert B McNeilly of CET - Creating Effectiveness in Therapy

Tell me a little about your business…

I offer online teaching programmes for therapists who want to learn about hypnosis and therapy.

What brought you to Simplero?

I looked unsuccessfully for a way to present online programmes, gather contacts and integrate these with a shopping cart and experienced incereasing frustration ... until Simplero. Here I found a perfectly integrated programme that was flexible and reliable and about half the cost of the previous difficult components I'd tried.

How have you integrated Simplero into your business?

Simplero has become my business. I used to trsvel and present face to face workshops, and beginning this year, my work is almost exclusively online - on Simplero.

How has Simplero benefited your Business?

I have made online connections from all round the globe, and have video calls with people from Greenland, France, Spain, UK, USA, ands of course Australia.

What's something you've learned in business you'd wish someone had told you when you were starting out?

Take care of the clients and the business will follow.

What's a fun fact about you that someone would never guess?

I'm obzessed with cars - looking at them, not buting them. My wife says she doesn't appreciate the way I look at an Audi R8.

 

me-3-small.jpegDr. Robert McNeilly was in a suburban Melbourne general medical practice for 10 years, had the privilege of learning directly with Milton Erickson, was inspired by his human approach to therapy, and created his own interpretation to assist clients in a respectful, dignified way with the human dilemmas that affect individuals, couples and families. 

He founded the CET in l988 to introduce Ericksonian Hypnosis and the Solution Oriented Approach to hypnosis, counselling and coaching in Australia. For more than 30 years, the contribution he brings in his teaching style, writing and unique approaches to learning and therapy allow for a ready application into everyday living and are recognised locally, nationally and internationally, including repeated invited presentations at the Milton H Erickson Foundation’s International Congresses in USA since 1980 and workshops in Singapore and Denmark since 1999.

He is co-author, with Jenny Brown, of "Healing With Words", "Healing the Whole Person" was published by Wiley, republished as “Doing Change” by St Luke’s Innovative Resources, and Crown House have published a series of DVD demonstrations of counselling and hypnosis. Tandava Press have published "Learning Hypnosis" and "Creating Connections in Ericksonian approaches to hypnosis and therapy Vol 1 & 2".

Students comment on his easy, respectful manner and his elegant ability to make complex issues approachable while retaining their essence. 
Sherrie Williams

Meet Anders Rønnau of Transforming ADHD

Tell me a little about your business…

I help children, teens, and adults with the ADHD diagnosis transform from the inside out. When people transform from the inside out, the change in behavior becomes really easy. I also work with parents teaching them how to parent their extraordinary child. My work is based on the coaching approach with tools from NLP, Narrative Therapy, Systemic Thinking, Positive psychology, Appreciative Inquiry, and other approaches.

What brought you to Simplero?

When I just started out I had a membership site in Wordpress that never worked properly, and the number of plugins I had to deal with wasn't worth it. I researched Simplero along with the possible, and more well-known alternatives - like InfusionSoft and Office Auto Pilot. The bigger ones were very expensive and non-affiliate reviews (friends) told me that the systems had obvious flaws, support was horrible and speed of development was slow. Compared to Simplero the choice was easy. Even while I was in startup mode in Simplero I saw several developments that spoke of a company in fast progression, and pretty much every month since I started using Simplero has given us great improvements to the service, reliability, and functionality. I have never even heard of a company that develops their product so fast and so reliable without losing the integrity and the simplicity of the product along the way. The changes are so many in fact that I am canceling other (and more expensive) services that I don't need anymore.

How have you integrated Simplero into your business?

Simplero has been at the very heart of the operations in my business for years now. I track my coaching clients, sell a wide variety of online courses and downloadables, have private forums, and even sell seats on my live workshops and longer 18-day live courses, - all of it through Simplero.

How has Simplero benefited your Business?

Simplero helps me communicate precisely with all these different customer segments. And since everything happens within Simplero, everything is handled by the system - from signup forms to segmentation automation, selling and handling customer requests. And since everything is in one place, my bookkeeping is also really easy!

What's something you've learned in business you'd wish someone had told you when you were starting out?

To get over your fears of rejection and just put yourself out there. They probably did tell me, but I wasn't ready to listen. Things are changing dramatically now that I write more articles, I am on YouTube and on other people's podcasts, etc.

What's a fun fact about you that someone would never guess?

I love building physical objects - like furniture and our big wooden terrace.

 

Anders_0004_Square_400-small.pngAnders Rønnau is fiercely committed to helping children, teenagers and adults transform their ADHD from the inside out through cognitive enhancement, and inspire them to become extra-ordinary with their unique gifts and talents.
 
He is the founder of TransformingADHD.com where he helps parents to children with the ADHD diagnosis learn how to help their child transform their problems into their own natural super powers. 
 
Anders has coached hundreds of clients for more than 2500 hours in his practice, and he has worked with hundreds of parents and professionals to help them help children better. His workshops are acclaimed for leaving experiences educators, coaches and therapists with a new and clear insight into the
ADHD minds. 
Calvin Correli

What to Do when You Don't Have Enough Time

I got a question about what to o when you don't have enough time.

This is such an important one. We all share this challenge in that we all have 24 hours in a day, so better learn how to deal with it right now.

Q&A_ Time & Fear.m4v

Sherrie Williams

Meet Liz Parker or 121 Temps

Tell me a little about your business…

We are the largest network of virtual assistants in Australia with over 7000 members. We have been operating for 10 years and provide training, mentoring and support

What brought you to Simplero?

I wanted a system that worked seamlessly to automate membership subs, access and online sales funnels with little need for training of operatives. Other systems were either too complex or didn't integrate enough. Was able to transfer my data with little fuss. Did a happy dance when I found Simplero

How have you integrated Simplero into your business?

Built sales funnels. Created learning portals and online courses, several membership sites and online shop. I have replaced 3 pieces of separate software with Simplero

How has Simplero benefited your Business?

Improved tracking and monitoring. Increased sales. Better responsiveness. More items for sale and new membership options. Sales funnels that took weeks to set up now take an afternoon

What's something you've learned in business you'd wish someone had told you when you were starting out?

Buy traffic, don't depend on getting free traffic only

What's a fun fact about you that someone would never guess?

I am a chronic cheater at board games and I hate WordPress. I know you asked for one but I had to cheat lol

 
liz_headshot_dark-small.jpgAfter many years in senior management and CEO roles, Liz Parker launched 1-2-1 Temps Pty Ltd in 2007. Since then her business has grown into the largest network of Virtual Service Providers in Australia with more than 8000 members.
 
1-2-1 Temps provides an impressive range of services designed to enable Business Owners and Senior Executives to focus on what they are best at. Along with sister company, VA Placements, 1-2-1 Temps has firmly positioned itself as a leader in the virtual industry. Both company’s operate to a strict Code of Conductand are supported by a Professional Standards Panel.
 
Her commitment to industry development was showcased in 2012 when she launched the “Australian Association for Virtual Industry Professionals” (AAVIP). AAVIP is a support, lobbying and advocacy group for virtual workers in Australia.
 
Liz has earned a reputation as a professional, trustworthy, innovative and helpful business advisor. She is a committed business-to-business networker and has a particular interest in working with women in business.
 
Liz is committed to bringing out the best in others. She is an accomplished presenter, facilitator and team leader who actively seeks to inspire people with innovative ideas and new strategies for success in business. Liz regularly presents on topics such as;

·         Websites, Internet Marketing and Social Media
·         Business Outsourcing and Growth Strategies
·         Increasing Effectiveness and Automation Through Technology
·         B2B Networking and Strategic Alliances

 
Liz has also published many articles, eBooks and blog posts including titles such as;

·         “How to Set Up a VA Business in 7 Days”
·         “The Art of Delegating Effectively”
·         “Business Outsourcing – Factors to Consider When Deciding to Outsource”

 
When all the work is done Liz likes to relax in her garden, enjoy her Grandchildren and spend time with her husband of 40 years Ed.
 
“Liz has a down-to-earth personable and approachable way of conducting her business while at the same time maintaining extremely high levels of professionalism and results focus.
I've enjoyed learning more and more about the incredible depth of Liz herself and the amazing array of services she can connect me with through her growing 'army' of highly qualified Virtual Assistants.
 
I've had Liz organise two different Virtual Assistants whom now provide an integral service to my business and will definitely be using Liz to find more as my business grows.
Oh and I absolutely love her Irish Accent too! :-)” Sam Best.
 
“I had the pleasure of first meeting Liz in 2009 and have found her to be honest, intelligent and a fantastic mentor ever since. She has been a source of knowledge, support, and has a strong moral code that I find refreshing. I highly recommend Liz's network for both clients and VA's.” Ruth May.
 

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