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I’m sure you can relate: Between family ties, work obligations, and my passions and hobbies, I often find myself wishing there were more hours in the day to tackle everything I want and need to get done. Especially if you own your own business, the portion of your life devoted to work obligations sometimes rules the roost, taking away precious amounts of time you could spend with family and friends.

 

Enter Jess Ostroff and her team of virtual assistants at Don’t Panic Management. Jess started working as a virtual assistant in 2009 (and eventually incorporating her business in 2011) because she wanted to help other people become more efficient. With that goal in mind, she has spent the better part of a decade guiding fellow entrepreneurs on the path to outsourcing all the day-to-day tasks that prevent them from focusing on their passions.

 

If you’ve been feeling overworked and overwhelmed, you won’t want to miss this episode. Tune in as Jess shares how finding the perfect virtual assistant you trust can help you scale your business for growth, be more intentional about your business, and get you back to doing the things you love most.

 

In This Episode

  • The signs an entrepreneur is ready to outsource some of their workload
  • How a virtual assistant can fit into your business model
  • Which tasks you can (and should) outsource
  • Why there is an assistant out there for every entrepreneur
  • The importance of listening to your instincts

 

Quotes in This Episode

“When you find someone that you really trust and that you can train and get really ‘on’ your team, there’s nothing better. Because you get so much of your time back and you get so much of your brain space back.” —Jess Ostroff

 

“A lot of people start their own businesses because.... [they] have a passion for something… And when your business becomes successful, all of a sudden you don’t even have time to work on that thing that you started your business for because all of the tasks of running that business get in your way.” —Jess Ostroff

 

“The cool thing is that there are so many different kinds of assistants out there now and so many different people who want to work virtually and have this lifestyle. So you can really find an assistant for anything that you want.” —Jess Ostroff

 

“Sometimes taking a risk is great, and it can work out really well for your business. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned… it’s listening to my gut and learning when to say yes, and more importantly when to say no.” —Jess Ostroff

 

“When you can slow down a little bit and be more intentional about your decision-making process and say, ‘Is this right for me,’ you’ll end up making better decisions for the long run.” —Jess Ostroff

 

Resources

Don’t Panic Mgmt

Email Jess

Connect with Jess on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

Direct download: JessOstroffonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm EDT

As the millennial generation becomes the driving segment of the modern workforce, industries like media and PR are adapting and evolving around them. Today’s guest understands that perhaps better than anyone.

 

Lindsey Green ended up in digital media purely by accident. When she first moved to New York, the world of blogging and digital content was in its infancy, and even though she was pursuing other fields, Lindsey found that she had quite a few friends dipping their toes in new media and tech startup industries. A long and winding road spent utilizing those relationships to bolster the fashion and PR industries led her to where she is today: the Vice President of Corporate Communications at Bustle, a new force in media produced for and by women.

 

Grab your headphones and tune in as Lindsey talks about new media and the millennial generation, what’s it’s like working for a young company that’s growing at lightning pace, and why curiosity online is good for everyone.

 

In This Episode

  • The content that’s resonating with millennials today
  • The perks of working with a passionate, nimble team
  • The importance of engaging younger generations through social
  • How a strong company culture can help a company scale for growth
  • Why women should surround themselves with a network of other smart women

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Millennials, in general, as a generation are really interested not just in what’s going on in the U.S. but what’s going on the in the world—and how they can help.” —Lindsey Green

 

“PR is hard. In PR, you don’t really ever get to have good days because as soon as some goodness happens, something else is going off the rails.” —Lindsey Green

 

“I don’t particularly want to be [less connected]... I would like to be more connected. I like knowing I can work from anywhere if I want.” —Lindsey Green

 

“Mentors are important, but I think also they can come in many different forms. You can have one for one time in your career, and another for another time in your career. It can kind of shapeshift in that way.” —Lindsey Green

 

“Sometimes rejection is the best thing that can happen to you. Sometimes challenges are great… always absorb the information and be flexible.” —Lindsey Green

 

Resources

Bustle

Romper

Elite Daily

Bustle Digital Group

Bustle on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Direct download: LindseyGreenonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42am EDT

As an entrepreneur, you have more power than you realize. And if you harness that power correctly, you can turn your life around.

After her first startup venture failed, Cam Kashani and her partner created Coloft, the first-ever coworking space in Los Angeles. During her four years there, Coloft had over 1400 alumni, including Uber LA, Instacart, and Tinder, leading her to earn the nickname The Godmother of Silicon Beach. But after a trying personal experience, Cam found herself looking at Coloft in the rearview mirror and facing an identity crisis that set her on the path to become who she is today: an expert speaker with the US State Department and now three-time founder. Through her company co-founded with Jasmine Hannaby, COACCEL: The Human Accelerator, she has worked with over 4,000 entrepreneurs and 700 startups, boosting female founders and their products to new levels of excellence.

Follow along as Cam shares her personal journey, talks through the importance of embracing your own power, and explains how women can create a more harmonious environment for us all.

In This Episode

  • How believing in the strength of your own potential can boost entrepreneurship
  • The power of choice and deciding what world to create for yourself
  • The trait every entrepreneur must share
  • How to prioritize your goals by making the most of productivity tools
  • Why it’s important to be kind and forgiving of yourself

Quotes in This Episode

“The only thing you can control is yourself. The power is within you. YOU are the ultimate product.” —Cam Kashani

“Your mind functions very much like a computer. Whatever programming you give it, is what it will in turn spit out. ” —Cam Kashani

“Nothing falls into place. As an entrepreneur, you are the creator. You are creating the vision and passion and purpose that you have—so it’s always a challenge.” —Cam Kashani

“Your passion is going to fuel you in those times when you have nothing left (because those times will come).” —Cam Kashani

“Give yourself permission to be human.” —Cam Kashani

Resources

COACCEL: The Human Accelerator

camkashani.com

Find Cam on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Direct download: CamKashanionWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT

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