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Tired Of Being The Smartest Person In The Room? How to Uplevel Your Business Through Relationships

Tired of being the smartest person in the room? How to Uplevel Your Business Through Relationships

When one of the women who joined our high-level program told me that the reason she’d joined was because she was sick of being the smartest person in the room, I absolutely loved her honesty.

It also made me think of the rooms I’ve been in over the years and the rooms I get on airplanes to be in these days.

Why do I wrangle childcare and leave my family for 4 days to go stay in a hotel across the country in a room of almost all strangers?

Why do I invest money that feels like a lot to work closely with teachers and coaches?

Because expansion.

Because growth.

Because upleveling.

On today’s episode of The Kate & Mike Show, I shared 2 specific things that happened just last week.

Both were insights that I received from people who have knowledge and skill sets beyond those I have in certain areas (which, by the way, doesn’t always have to do with revenue).

Both insights took less than 3 minutes for me to receive but are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars because of what will happen in our business as I implement the shifts.

If you feel stuck, uninspired, or like, “Is this all there is?” I’m going to suggest you get yourself in some new rooms.

Rooms where people are being their true selves, not the selves expected of them.

Rooms where people are unapologetically celebrating their awesomeness.

Rooms where people are taking action according to their dreams, not the normal reality that most people think is possible.

Taking courses and getting new content is one way to uplevel, and I’m a big believer in it.

But even more powerful than that is connection.

Connection with people whose presence calls you to expand is one of the most “do less” ways to uplevel I’ve ever experienced. Getting yourself in a new environment catalyzes growth by osmosis in many cases.

I can’t think of many things better than growing my business by osmosis.

Listen in to the episode to learn how to uplevel through relationships, for behind-the-scenes stories, insights, and some after bedtime hilarity because this was a “late-night” recording (meaning 7:30pm).

Click here and press play.

None of us was meant to achieve our dreams alone. We need each other.

One of my favorite sayings of late is:

“Needing help is not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of being human.”

Upleveling in our business requires support and stepping up and saying you need support to me is a tremendous sign of strength.

In what ways do you want to uplevel your business? How could you get yourself in rooms (virtually or in person) with others whose presence will expand you? Leave a comment and let us know!

To expansion,

Kate

P.S. Speaking of expansion, the results that the small group of women I worked with in 2019 got in their businesses blew my socks off.

One had her first 7-figure year, another ended Q3 with more money in her business account than she’d ever had before, another 3 pivoted their business models to offerings that felt far more aligned, less stressful, and more impactful than what they were doing before.

Another made more in her business (doubling her revenue from last year) than she had in her medical practice.

It was circling up and expanding one another that made these results possible.

If you want to circle up and expand with the group of women business owners who are gathering for the 2020 Origin Incubator and Origin Mastermind, applications close on Friday, November 1st, at 11:59pm ET.

Apply for your spot here.

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The Opportunity in Illness

The Opportunity in Illness

If you hang around the planet long enough, you’re going to get sick, and for sure someone you love is going to get sick. A year ago my husband was so sick that he dropped 40 pounds in a month, his skin kept peeling off repeatedly, his entire head swelled, cracked, and was oozing, and…

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Redefining and Shaping Modern Masculinity with Jason Rosario

Redefining and Shaping Modern Masculinity with Jason Rosario

This week we’re bringing you something a little different in our weekly conversation. Ever since the #metoo movement and the uncovering of the toxic masculinity embedded in almost every layer of our society, masculinity has been up for scrutiny, and rightly so. Some men feel scared to open their mouths or have meetings with women…

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Why Technology Isn’t As Bad for Your Kids As You Think with Jordan Shapiro

Why Technology Isn't As Bad for Your Kids As You Think with Jordan Shapiro

Until quite recently I was firmly in the camp of: Any amount of screen time my kids have is not optimal. I’m not a purist when it comes to parenting, and Penelope can watch a show on the weekends and on the days of the week that she’s home. Even with that small amount, I’ve…

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The Surprising Path Beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue with Kelly Brogan, MD, author of Own Your Self

While I love sharing ideas that are against the grain, I rarely go full-on controversial. But today, I am. To be honest, I’m squirming as I write this because my central nervous system has trouble with the inner explosion that happens when someone has been offended by something I’ve said or an idea I’ve shared….

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How Storytelling Can Captivate Customers, Influence Audiences, and Transform Your Business with Kindra Hall, author of Stories That Stick

How Storytelling Can Captivate Customers, Influence Audiences, and Transform Your Business with Kindra Hall, author of Stories That Stick

Years ago I sat in a beautiful theater in Downtown Salt Lake City and was swept away by the stories the energetic woman was telling from stage. I walked out of the session and immediately texted the conference organizer, letting her know that this woman needed to be keynoting on the mainstage next time. Little…

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The Simple Story of How We Made $20K Selling A Course We Hadn’t Yet Created

The Simple Story of How We Made $20K Selling A Course We Hadn't Yet Created

Back in 2012, Mike and I were living in a drafty rental on Long Island figuring out how to live and work together. (Oh wait. Still trying to figure that out, minus the draftiness.) Over lunch at a little golf course cafe, we came up with an idea to give our community something they’d been…

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The Surprising Secrets Behind Digital Course Creation and How to Create a Profitable “Do Less” Business with Them with Amy Porterfield

The Surprising Secrets Behind Digital Course Creation and How to Create a Profitable "Do Less" Business with Them with Amy Porterfield

When Mike and I became parents, we experienced the most difficult year of our life up until that point due to a combination of the fact that becoming a parent is hard, I had a traumatic birth experience, I struggled with postpartum anxiety and insomnia, and we had a sick baby who would wake herself…

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The 5 Biggest Mistakes Digital Course Creators Make (And What To Do About Them)

I got started in the digital course game by accident and had zero clue what I was doing. I wasn’t tech-savvy. I didn’t have any kind of professional equipment and I didn’t have a huge list or following. But what I did have is a desire to help the people who were asking for my…

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Masterminds: 6 Reasons You Need One, Where to Find the Right One, and/or How to Create Your Own

Masterminds: 6 Reasons You Need One, Where to Find the Right One, and/or How to Create Your Own

I honestly didn’t realize it until last week when Mike and I sat down to record this week’s Kate & Mike Show episode, but there’s something I’ve committed to since the very beginning of my business that I think has been the single biggest contributor to feeling like, despite the ups and downs, my business…

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