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The Mom Entrepreneur Success Podcast

Welcome to the Mom Entrepreneur Success Podcast with Mariana C. Ruiz. The podcast for the go-getter mom entrepreneur who refuses to let motherhood slow her down from achieving success and making an impact. Tune in Mondays to learn the success secrets of top influencers who also happen to be Moms so that you can reach the success, freedom and impact you desire.
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Dec 19, 2016

For the full show notes go to: http://marianacruiz.com/s1e14

In this episode, I talk about how to plan your 2017 goals in a way that allows you to enjoy the journey.  

  • How to set goals that actually get you up and excited to go after them all year long
  • How to avoid comparing yourself to others 
  • The #truth about where I am with my 2017 goals (Scary moment of truth for me)
  • And how sometimes our goals are not always a reflection of what we actually want
  • The mistake many people make when setting goals and planning for the new year and how you can avoid it

Additional resources can be found at http://marianacruiz.com/s1e14

Find out more about working with me here: http://marianacruiz.com/workwithme

 

Dec 12, 2016

Get the full show notes here: http://marianacruiz.com/s1e13

Today, I have my friend, Robin Smith, who is an Instagram expert and does really amazing stuff for social media; plus, she has a really inspiring story.

Here are some interesting bits of our conversation:

  • What she does, her backstory, and how she has been able to create success in her life
  • How she started branding herself
  • Her day-to-day routine as a mom and how motherhood has impacted her business
  • Success in Robin’s point of view and how she can relate it to her present life
  • What she wished she knew sooner on her journey to success
  • What keeps her on her toes to stay on top of her game
  • The biggest struggle she overcame and what motivation she used
  • Robin’s piece of advice: find a good team to work with, people who understand

Robin said:

“As you’re learning something, teach it to someone else. …and you’ll be amazed at what’s going to happen.”

“My trick, and what I do every time, before I push play… is I actually stand up and I say out loud ‘Somebody desperately needs to hear what I have to say’”

“We all kind of have our little insecurities, but when you’re working with the right people, they don’t even care about them.”

“Get with that good group of people who are all like-minded and moving in the same direction as you. That’ll help you get to where you want to be even faster.”

Resources mentioned:
@robinsmith2007 on Instagram
6 Steps to Instagram Success with Robin Smith Facebook group
www.marketyourbusinessblog.com/bootcamp


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Dec 7, 2016

Get the full show notes here: http://marianacruiz.com/s1e12

Today, I have Laurie Joy with me. She is the Mojo Mama who helps moms to turn their shit show into their mojo.

Our fun conversation consists of:

  • The interesting story of how she got started and how her unique, famous tagline changed her business
  • Laurie Joy’s comparison of the education and entrepreneurial world
  • How being a mom has impacted her business and how she wants her son to embrace the values that she wants to instill in him
  • What success means to her: time freedom and giving back
  • Her insights on how she sees learning and education for today youth
  • Sharing her secret on staying on top of her game
  • The important lesson she has learned from a recent struggle she had faced

Resources mentioned:

The Mojo Mama Facebook Page
themojomama.com
@the_mojo_mama on Instagram


“Sometimes you just have to put it out there. It may not be perfect but you can tweak it later. It’s okay. It’s okay. Just take the action, take the step.”

“It’s not about you anymore. It’s about you helping and serving others and you just need to do it.”

“Don’t live the same year sitting there waiting and waiting and waiting and then you get to the end in your life and, ‘Yeah, my life was okay.’ You only have one kick at the can. Make it worth it”

“Keep investing in yourself and keep learning and doing. And remember, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel and you have a special skill set. You need to tap into it.”

“Put the pocketbook down. Stop making the excuses and just do something every day that is going to move your business forward. And if it doesn’t give you the pain of like, “Ugh,” in your stomach, then it should, it should.”

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Nov 28, 2016

Get the full show notes here: http://marianacruiz.com/s1e11

In this episode, I share with you how to spread the word about what you do through creating high-quality content. Go back and listen to episode 8 on how to figure out if your idea will make money.

Here is what I dig into:

How to create content that captivates the attention of your ideal clients.
How to grow your following.
How to bring value to the marketplace (and a big lesson that I learned in the process).
How to start to be more strategic about content creation.
What questions to ask yourself about your content to make sure that it stands out.
How to attract the right people.
How to construct your business and your message.

Nov 21, 2016

Get the Full Show Notes and Resources Mentioned at http://marianacruiz.com/s1e10

Today I have Dana Malstaff on the show. Dana is a mother, an author, a business and content strategist, coach, podcaster, a blind spot reducer, and founder of The Boss Mom Movement. She is the author of Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide To Raising A Business And Nurturing Your Family Like A Pro.

Here is what we talked about:

  • How she got started in the online business and managing motherhood and entrepreneurship all at once
  • The reasons behind the birth of Boss Mom
  • Business in Dana’s point of view: gifts over passions
  • How being a mom has impacted her business on a day to day basis and choosing the people to work with
  • In business and friendships: it’s not about picking your niche, it’s about picking your life
  • What success means to Dana in relation to how she wants to live life
  • Building a team and delivering great value
  • What she does to stay on top of her game
  • How she overcame her most unforgettable failure
  • Dana’s piece of advice: be honest

 “You should start a business based on your gifts and not on your passions, because when you do that, then you can infuse your passions into your business but your gifts are what come easy to you.”

“When you’re chasing the money, it’s harder to get it. And when you’re chasing the dream, so to speak, as long as you’re focused with it, money comes quicker.”

“Great entrepreneurs have great teams and great support systems and great communities.”

 “Your goal is not to just start a business and run a business. Your goal is to raise and nurture a business so that it can contribute to the community and contribute to the world through your gifts and what you’re building. That should be your ultimate goal. If you can stay focused on that, then success is imminent, I believe.”  

“Be open and honest with yourself and the world, and it will actually do more good than you generally think it would.”

“Think about your gifts in terms of how your brain as opposed to the task you perform coz it opens so many opportunities for you about what you could be doing outside of corporate America or even just shifting what you’re doing in your business.

Resources Mentioned:

Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide To Raising A Business And Nurturing Your Family Like A Pro
Boss Mom Podcast
Boss-mom.com
Boss-Moms Facebook Group

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Nov 14, 2016

Get the Full Show Notes and Resources Mentioned at http://marianacruiz.com/s1e9

I’m excited to have on the show today Tara Newman, a business and leadership coach for ambitious women who are looking to jump off the high-achiever hamster wheel and tune into their feminine, genuine selves so that they can learn with ease.

Here is what we covered:

  • How she got started in online business and her experience in the corporate world
  • How being a mom impacted her business and how she leveraged her time, content and relationships
  • Building revenue off of all that you bring to the table: building business around your strengths
  • Common misconception on the illusive 6-figure income and the importance of money conversations
  • Tara Newman’s definition of success and her own “no-joke broke” story of struggle
  • Understanding what really generates revenue
  • Her ultimate secret in staying in the game
  • Her struggle with visibility and what she did to move past it

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Nov 7, 2016

Check out the full show notes at http://marianacruiz.com/s1e8

In this episode, I talk about how to figure out if your business is going to make you money.

Here is what I covered:

  1. How to figure out if your idea will make money.
  2. What is market research and how to approach it.
  3. What to do if someone already is offering what you want to do.
  4. How to validate your idea.
  5. Common mistakes that people make when they conduct market research and how to avoid them.

Resources Mentioned:

  1. AllTop.com
  2. Entrepreneurial Mom's Group
  3. Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher 

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Oct 31, 2016

Get the Full Show Notes and Resources Mentioned at http://marianacruiz.com/s1e7

In this episode, I interview Kelly Roach, she is an Author, Business Growth Strategist and the host Unstoppablepable Success Radio".

 

Here is what we covered:

  • How being a mom has impacted her business and how she has leveraged her time.
  • What success means to Kelly and how getting clear on her values allowed her to define success.
  • What kelly wishes she knew on day 1 of starting her business and how she would have done it differently.
  • How she stays on top of her game every day running a wildly successful business.
  • How to break down the failures to see where the problems are so that you can grow.

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Oct 24, 2016

For the full show notes go to http://marianacruiz.com/S1E6

 

In this episode, I talk with Snowe Saxman who built a 7 figure business, lost it all and found her passion which led her back to running six figure business.

 

Here is what we covered:

  • What she wishes she knew when she started so that you can get the leg up on building your purpose driven business.
  • How she built her business while raising 6 kids.
  • Snowe's motto for how she builds her life.
  • The impact that we can have on the future through our children.
  • How she stays on top of her game.
  • What she would do if she had to start all over again.
Oct 17, 2016

For the full show notes go to http://marianacruiz.com/S1E5

Welcome to the Mom Entrepreneur Success Podcast.

In this episode, Mariana talks about how to delegate and start to let go of the things that other people can do.

-What to start outsourcing

-Where to find people to help you in your business

-How to hire them

-What questions to ask in an interview so that you can get candidates that will fit your business culture.

-How not to get burned by people you bring in to help you.

-The hiring mistakes that many people make and how to avoid them.

 

Oct 10, 2016

In this episode, I interview my friend Laura Brandenburg. She started her online business is 2008 and in 2012 shortly after giving birth to her fist daughter she landed on a mix of digital product offerings that enabled her to build a 6 figure business working part time from home. now Laura empowers women to build online business what she calls the Momstyle way they are they are profitable, flexible ventures that nourish the creative spirit.

 

Here is what we covered:

  • What it took for her to get from zero to 6 figures.
  • How Laura cut her workweek by 50% when her daughter was born.
  • What success means to Laura and how you might use this as part of your definition of success.
  • What she wishes she knew sooner.
  • What Laura does to stay on top of her game and how you can apply them to your life.
  • What Laura learned from a failure in her business and how you can take those lessons and apply them to your business. 
  • Laura's lessons on money mindset and receiving passive income.
  • How to manage an aim for short term and long term goals.
  • Skills needed to progress your business forward.

 

 

Resources Mentioned:

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See the full show notes at http://marianacruiz.com/s1e4

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Oct 3, 2016

In this episode I chat with Mary Katherine Johnson she is an author, entrepreneur, mom of 2 boys, and the founder of mommy loves, parent entrepreneur power and my 3 freedoms.

 

Here are some of the things we talked about:

  • What breaking both legs while pregnant taught her.
  • How you can take a difficult situation and turn it into a positive.
  • The journey of personal growth and what it means as a mom and entrepreneurs.
  • How the skills we learn as parents transfer into business.
  • The phases of business and parenting and how they intersect.
  • Her POWER Routine that allows her to stay on top of her game every day.
  • The mantra that she uses to define success and how it helps her to expand every day.
  • Her 3 freedoms and what they mean to us as mom entrepreneurs.
  • How to make the most out of your time as a busy mom entrepreneur.

 

Resources mentioned: 

 

 

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This has allowed them to make an impact while doing what they love and have the freedom to spend as much or as little time with their kids as they want.

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Oct 3, 2016

In this episode, I talk about the gameplan that you can use to create and define success on your terms.

 

  Resources Mentioned:

 

Private Coaching With Mariana

Want to create more freedom in your business and life?

Through private coaching, my clients have been able to turn a profit in their business so that they can support their families.

This has allowed them to make an impact while doing what they love and have the freedom to spend as much or as little time with their kids as they want.

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Oct 3, 2016

Jennifer Scott is a success, mindset, strategy, and biz coach who helps high achieving solopreneurs create a business and life that they love.

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  Here is what we talked about:

  • How she left her 6-figure corporate job and started her coaching practice.
  • How she overcame anxiety, transformed her relationships and lost 90lbs.
  • The moment she realized that "I am a powerful creator" and create the world that I see.
  • The essential steps needed for manifesting and what most people leave out.
  • How to start intentionally manifesting what you want in life and business.

 

  • What success means to Jennifer and how she has been able to bring more success into her life.
  • How to tune into your inner self and why it's so important as moms.
  • She answers the question "What if I am not getting results quickly enough?".
  • What she wish she knew sooner on her journey.
  • What she would do if she had to do it over again and how you can avoid this big mistake when you are starting out.

 

For a full listing of the resources mentioned go to the show note: marianacruiz.com/s1e3

 

 

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But it doesn't have to be this way, with the right strategies, commitment, and support you can make your business profitable and enjoy the journey while getting better results.

Through private coaching, my clients have been able to turn a profit in their business so that they can support their families and free themselves from their soul-sucking 9-5 jobs.

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Sep 29, 2016

In this episode, I asked my client and friend Elizabeth Salazar with Get Visible Marketing to interview me and show you how I got to where I am and why I decided to start the podcast.

Here is a little bit about what we talked about:

1) How I went from being a nurse and mom of a preemie to running a business. What my success secrets were

2) What my success secrets were

3) How building relationships has helped me in my business

4) How to start building your business 

5) How I go about prioritizing and ignoring the things that are not important

6) My big "failure" in business and the lesson that it taught me

7) How my small facebook group led me from 0 first few paying clients


8) How creating content and leading with value has helped me in my business


Resources Mentioned: Content Challenge- Your system for making content creation easy and effortless http://marianacruiz.com/content

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