Adrienne is a business strategist and podcast host who helps experts & entrepreneurs build profitable businesses in way less time. She has a corporate background as a LEAN Six Sigma consultant and she’s developed proven systems for entrepreneurs that deliver real results, fast.
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Time Stamped Show Notes
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- [03:00] – Adrienne took a corporate job to pay off her student debt – then got out of there!
- [05:15] – Adrienne makes money from one-on-one coaching and consulting, as well as online courses and a membership site
- [06:00] – “I started working for free because I needed to be confident that I could deliver results.”
- [06:40] – “My first group course was $400 for a month.”
- [07:00] – “I’ve raised the prices regularly since… but every time I raised, it was because I could confirm that I had over-delivered.”
- [07:55] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: Being face-down on the bed, crying, after investing $11k in a live event that sold zero tickets
- [08:14] – Examine your failures. Look back and ask yourself “what went wrong?”
- [08:53] – “Pre-validate and pre-sell everything that you do!”
- [11:11] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: Realizing that the skills she’d taken away from corporate consulting were actually valuable to entrepreneurs
- [13:18] – “The curse of knowledge” – it’s easy to assume that other people know the same things you do
- [14:34] – Understand that you have skills or expertise that you might not notice, or might be disillusioned by
- [15:26] – Biggest weakness? – “Boundaries. I’ve hired someone to help me stop saying ‘yes’ to everything.”
- [15:59] – Biggest strength? – “Boldness – a willingness to try things, and to take consistent action to keep them going.”
- [17:38] – What has Adrienne most fired up today? – “An idea I had yesterday – ‘Earn more, give more.’”
- [20:32] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “A false sense of importance at corporate”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Just do it”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “Working out and competing as an athlete”
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- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – 6 Months to 6 Figures
- Imagine you woke up tomorrow morning in a brand new world, identical to earth, but you knew no one. You still have all the experiences and knowledge you currently have – your food and shelter taken care of – but all you have is a laptop and $500. What would you do in the next 7 days? – Buy running shoes so I can workout. Then, start building a Facebook group and buy an email system and opt-in pages so I can host my free content.
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- [24:14] – Parting piece of guidance? – “Take action. Don’t wait.”
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