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Episode 157: Tired Of Being The Smartest Person In The Room? How to Uplevel Your Business Through Relationships

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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).

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

In This Episode

  • How being the smartest person in the room could be limiting your growth [12:00]
  • An amazing study about the effect of our environment on our wellbeing [14:20]
  • The impactful lessons Kate recently learned from just a few 3-minute conversations [21:35]
  • Why being open and aware of new ideas, plus taking action, is key [41:40]
  • Mike’s experience at home while Kate was traveling to uplevel the business [45:50]
  • A big realization that he has made during this process [52:37]
  • How the gender roles have been shifting in recent years [60:20]
  • Exciting details on the Origin ® Incubator and Mastermind for 2020 [64:13]

Selected Links from the Episode

Ready To Uplevel Your Business? Sign Up For The FREE Masterclass

Apply For Our Mastermind (Limited Spots Available, Deadline to Apply is Nov 1st!)

Sign up for Kate’s Free Workshop, Spacious: 3 Proven Time Management Strategies Every Female Entrepreneur Needs Now

Order Kate’s New Book & Get On Her Mailing List

Her First Book, Money: A Love Story & The Money Love Course

Get On The Waitlist For Origin ®

Sign Up For The B-School Waitlist

Episode 156: The Opportunity in Illness

Episode 153: The Surprising Path Beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue with Kelly Brogan, MD, author of Own Your Self

Episode 148: Masterminds: 6 Reasons You Need One, Where to Find the Right One, and/or How to Create Your Own

Episode 80: Dodging Energy Vampires: Christiane Northrup, M.D.

James Wedmore’s Mind Your Business Podcast

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Episode 156: The Opportunity in Illness

The Opportunity in Illness

Listen on iTunes and Subscribe! 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,…

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Episode 155: Redefining and Shaping Modern Masculinity with Jason Rosario

Redefining and Shaping Modern Masculinity with Jason Rosario

Listen on iTunes and Subscribe! 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…

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Episode 154: 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

Listen on iTunes and Subscribe! 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…

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Episode 153: The Surprising Path Beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue with Kelly Brogan, MD, author of Own Your Self

Listen on iTunes and Subscribe! 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…

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Episode 152: 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

Listen on iTunes and Subscribe! 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…

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Episode 151: 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

Listen on iTunes and Subscribe! 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…

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Episode 150: 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

Listen on iTunes and Subscribe! 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…

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Episode 149: The 5 Biggest Mistakes Digital Course Creators Make (And What To Do About Them)

Listen on iTunes and Subscribe! If you want to leverage your time so that you don’t have to trade hours for dollars anymore, a digital course is an excellent idea. However, firing up your laptop and recording your voice over slides or shooting some videos and then getting them up on a password protected site…

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Episode 148: 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

Listen on iTunes and Subscribe! 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…

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