Episode 143: March Energy Reading

So You Wanna Be a Witch Episode 143: March Energy Reading. Tarot cars on a mossy stone wall.

Sometimes, following your desire sucks.

When asked about why we start our own businesses or what our dream life looks like, we’ll often say: “I want to be able to make my own choices!” or “I want to have options and be able to follow my passions!”, right?

When we say these things, when we crave this life of opportunity, we are forgetting that part of the process of choosing is the act of letting go, saying no, and closing doors. When we choose one thing, we are rejecting others and that can be painful. 

March is a culling.

This month, the cards are finding us stuck in the resentment we feel when we face the reality that we actually have to CHOOSE something over something else… and it sucks. It just sucks. We want to grow our business and grow our family. We want to launch new offers and we want to rest. We want to go two totally different directions in our business, but there are only so many hours in a day, in a week, in a month, and we have to choose. And, in choosing, in prioritizing, we might lose something we like. We might lose something we love.

March is a month of tension between the grief of choice and the joy of stepping into the life we truly desire. It is acknowledging both the pain and the excitement of prioritizing what we want and what we need. This month, the cards are clear in asking us to be real about what we want to DO, not how we want to be SEEN, and move forward from there.

Do you love your work because you love being recognized as an expert on it? Or do you love your work because of what you spend your time doing? How would your business change if you didn’t consider what other people thought and you only worried about what brought you fulfillment?

Tune in for a week of hard hitting questions and let me know your answers below.

Show Notes:

3:07– Energy of the Month: Five of Wands, Reversed. The grief of choice.

10:53– Action of the Month: Ten of Cups. Prioritizing emotional fulfillment.

13:47– Release Work of the Month: Six of Wands. Ignoring the accolades.

19:54– Outcome of the Month: Four of Cups, Reversed. Make decisions based on your wholeness.

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Episode 142: Protecting Your Business Vision

So You Wanna Be a Witch Episode 142: Protecting Your Business Vision. Sarah Chappell standing in front of a river with her eyes closed and hands over her heart.

How do you take feedback?

Do you go looking for it? Do you ignore it? Do you filter it? Are you compelled to respond to all of it?

Feedback is so engaging and I don’t know many entrepreneurs who don’t get emotionally pulled into other people’s opinions about how they are running their business.

We created our business to serve people and so we want people to be pleased! It is hard to hear that someone wants us or our business to be different. It can be hard to say no to people who want more from us. 

But we also need feedback! Without feedback from our customers, we are bulldozing ahead with our ideas without actually checking to see what is serving people! And no matter how much we love our work and how great we think our ideas are, if they aren’t connecting with the people we want to serve, then they are not going to be successful. 

Not all problems are yours to solve! Learning to tune out feedback from folks who want you to BE different is one of the most important emotional skills business owners can develop!

Too much feedback can distort your personal vision for your business and the work you want to be doing in the world. Not enough feedback can keep you ignorant as to why your business isn’t growing in the ways that you hoped. As always: balance is key!

So, this episode is dedicated to just that: Collecting, filtering, and managing feedback while holding your personal vision in the center of all your actions. It is possible to be solutions-oriented when it comes to feedback!

Join me this week to learn how I collect and manage feedback in my own business and for some homework assignments that invite you to make feedback a crucial tool in your business!

And if you are an established business owner with a clear vision that you are ready to SCALE, check out the Holistic Business Incubator: a three-month program to guide you through creating a personalized Scalable Sales System for the work you already love that you can use again and again to generate revenue without being “on” all the time. 

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Show Notes:

3:36– Feedback boundaries.

10:02– Get the feedback that you need!

11:55– Solutions-oriented feedback management

18:01– The stages of the creation cycle.

Episode 134: A Commitment to Authenticity
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Devos Divine Law
Indie Law

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Episode 141: Your Scalable Sales System

So You Wanna Be a Witch Episode 141: Your Scalable Sales System. Sarah Chappell smiling into the camera in front of a green wall.

Scaling a business is not just making more money!

Scaling is a hip word in the business community and with good reason. Scaling can be the answer to sustaining a small business in the long run. But what actually IS scaling?


You can make more money WITHOUT scaling by either working more or charging more! That is called business growth. Scaling is about getting out of the 1:1 ratio of work input and compensation output.

In other words: You put the work in on the front end to make a wide-reaching offer easily repeatable, so that you get to reap the rewards over the life of your business.

I see people make a lot of the same mistakes when they first attempt to scale their business and some of the most common questions in my DMs right now are about how to do this without burning out!

So, this week on the podcast I am breaking down scalable offers, scalable sales, and scalable systems for you. I am sharing some of my biggest secrets for success and sanity in my launch process, and inviting you into an approach that allows your offers to get EASIER for you every time.

Tune in to peek behind the curtain of “immediate success” and learn the steps you can take to make scaling your business successful from the start.

If you love this episode and want more, make sure to check out my FREE MASTERCLASS on February 17th: How to Scale Your Business Without Being ON All the Time!

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Show Notes:

0:52– What is scaling?

5:13– Shiny Object Syndrome

9:43– The Offer

13:01– The Scalable Sales Cycle

19:33– The Systems

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Episode 140: Organize Your Business!

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Episode 140: Organize Your Business!

So You Wanna Be a Witch Episode 140: Organize Your Business! Sarah's hand writing in a journal on a wooden counter.

How do you grow your business without losing your shit?

When starting a business, it can be hard to know where to start, but once running a business it can be hard to keep up!

In my years of supporting business owners, one of the top questions I get is: How do I organize my business day to day? You have daily tasks, weekly tasks, monthly tasks, emergencies to handle, and on top of all of it you are supposed to be the creative force in your business! It’s so easy to waste your time jumping from task to task, trying not to forget anything, and end up dropping balls all over the place.

I want you to work effectively and efficiently, so that you can take off your Boss Hat at the end of the day and know that everything is taken care of!

With dozens of software programs promising to change your life, to the swath of business gurus trying to persuade you that their way is The Way to grow a business, what we know about ourselves and our own needs can easily be drowned out. You know I’m not here for dogma or the One Way Highway, so this week on the podcast talking about the most crucial concepts of business organization and sharing my process of making them work for me!

Join me this week to hear about my daily routine, the best tools I’ve found for structural support, and hear my lengthy love letter to ClickUp.

Show Notes:

3:00– Personalize your productivity

6:30– Business Level Organization

11:09– Project management

19:33– How I plan my day

What I use:
Clickup
Rocketbook
Slack
Deep Work by Cal Newport

Other options:
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Trello

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