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Shoes Of Prey …The Start Up Story

Imagine turning a passion into multimillion dollar business in a matter of years!

Even better…imagine having the likes of Oprah, singer Rihanna or super model Tyra Bankswear your brand…Well Jodie Fox did.

Jodie Fox, Founder of Shoes of Prey, now a leading shoe retailer, started her venture here in Oz.

From a background in advertising and law, Jodie now applies her communication savvy and sense of style to her true passion: outfitting women around the world in the most beautiful heels possible.

Learn from her very honest trials and challenges to grow her business into what it is today.

Some secrets Jodie Shares:

  • How Jodie measures failure
  • How she acquired investors, and the difference between onshore and offshore investors….
  • How to choose the right people to invest in your business…
  • How she worked out her target – marketing…
  • How she got her Shoes in David Jones…
  • How she got Oprah, Ellen, Rihanna and other high end celebrates to wear her shoes…

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Let us all rise together to make this a better world of female inspiration in business!

Success & happiness,

Annette

EP#16 – Rapid Business Growth Using Virtual Assistants

As a woman we need to learn to let go and start to gain back our time for
ourselves, our business and our family.

Gone are the days we try and do everything ourselves and be super woman, even though we are truly capable….

though why burn the candle at both ends when we can work smarter not harder, reduce the stress and grow our business at rapid speed?

Kristy shares with you exactly how to do that by using Virtual Assistance and Outsourcing.

So many business owners sit on the idea of getting a VA for years, getting stuck with where or how to even start.

If you know you need help, yet know one of the hardest things about growing your virtual team is knowing what tasks to give them… and even harder how to train them, then listen up!

Kristy hits this all on the head in this interview PLUS she will have you completely sure in knowing if a VA is for you.

Kristy also shares her biggest secret on how to be successful from the get-go when hiring a VA.

Today’s interview covers:

  • How to know when you need a VA
  • What tasks can you give a VA
  • What tasks to give the VA that you are doing now
  • How to rapidly grow your bottom line by Outsourcing
  • How to train and get VA ready

Who is Kristy Smith?

Kristy Smith is the founder of Virtual Elves, and has worked with many businesses helping them to develop the strategies, methods and tools for effective outsourcing.  She shows them how, with outsourcing, they can scale, grow and be profitable. She is known for her ability to see how businesses can operate in a more efficient way, and for walking business owners through the process. She uses her own business growth, mistakes and lessons learnt to give hands-on practical strategies that can be implemented immediately.

Virtual Elves started in 2009 with just Kristy at the helm and now boasts an international team of over 25 virtual assistants, graphic designers, web developers and other various contractors.

Kristy features in her recorded show for BRiN called Outsourcing for Success, and is a popular expert in her field for guest podcasts and Entrepreneur education groups such as The Entourage.

Prior to founding Virtual Elves, Kristy managed large teams and implemented front office processes and customer service training for private hospitals and 5-star hotels. A mother of two, she lives on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with her husband and family.

 

Mentioned on the show:

GET VA Ready Download: Kristy’s Task Audit
100 Things you can get a VA to do (Download)
Screen recording tool: Useloom.com
Virtualelves.com.au
Virtual Elves Facebook
Virtual Elves Twitter

Ep#12 – From Paleo To Fulfillment with The Merrymaker Sisters

They built their mass following from their paleo fanatic recipes and ended up realising there’s more to life…

JOY and happiness.

The stress of eating on what seems to some a highly restrictive diet, had the girls worry if they ever got caught with a sushi roll.

Today Emma and Carla, the Merrymaker sisters, share how they built their following and share insightful tips on living a more fulfilled life while growing your business.

 

Snapshot of this interview:

  • How they changed the angle of their business that they built their reputation on.
  • How and why evolving is key to your success and why you need to do it in your business.
  • It’s not just about food…it’s about having more joy in your life.
  • The importance of sharing your truth, how it not only affects your brand and your health.
  • The importance of detaching from the outcome of your goals.
  • Allowing space for the magic ideas.

 

Mentioned on the show:

Get the Get Merry App!
Make It Merry: A Healthy Cookbook
Listen to the #GetMerry Podcast

Download The Merrymaker Sisters’ Gift Here!

Download The Free Meal Plan Here!

[Free Gift] 3 Easy Steps to Selling on Stage

I‘ve got a gift for you.

Do you ever wish you could serve more people? Yet wonder, “how can I do that?”

Easy, I’ll tell you…

Public-speaking.

This has to be one of the easiest ways for you to grow your business, attract leads and convert sales!

If you’re ready to get the message of your amazing product or service out into the world and attract MORE sales…

Then, you want to have a system that helps you convert those opportunities.

Here’s a Free gift to help you structure your talk, sell, convert and Rock the Stage.

Download here.

Your Free gift to help you sell more from a ‘talk’ and ‘Rock the Stage’.

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It’s chock full of hot tips from what to say in your introduction, different types of closes, help you reduce your audience’s resistance…and more!

Enjoy
xxAnnette

Ep#11 – Up-close, Raw and Honest with Jack Delosa

Business is full of highs and lows.

It doesn’t matter how successful you become, problems will always arise.

Jack is extremely raw and honest in this up-close, personal interview (I learnt even more about him than any interview before)…

Jack shares his hardest time in business history.

When everyone was telling him to pack up and walk away to then how he turned it around and carved a new way to succeed.

Key take-aways:

  • How to use challenges to up-level your existence.
  • Jacks openly shares his two hardest times in his life …ever!
  • How Jack stays fit, connected to source and his secrets to a optimal health and well-being.
  • Jack’s 2 biggest pieces of advice for start-up and growth phase businesses.

 

Who is Jack Delosa?

Jack Delosa is one of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs and investors. As Founder & CEO of The Entourage, his drive to change education globally has driven The Entourage to be the largest and most disruptive training institution for entrepreneurs in Australia, with 360,000 Members.

Prior to The Entourage, Jack co-founded MBE Group which assisted SMEs to raise money from investors. Enabling their clients to raise over $300m, MBE grew into one of Australia’s Fastest Growing Companies as awarded by SmartCompany.

Along the way, Jack also became a high-profile investor, investing in growth companies such as Q-Biotics, and founding The Entourage Growth Fund.

His first book ‘UnProfessional’ became a best-seller in just three weeks. His most recent book ’Unwritten’ outlines the unconventional wisdom he’s become known for, to living a life on purpose and making the world a better place. Unwritten became Australia’s number one best selling business in its first week of sales.

Jack has been listed in the BRW Young Rich List, Australia’s 100 most successful self-made entrepreneurs, since 2014.

 

Mentioned in the show:

Want to know more about Jack? Go to: www.jackdelosa.com

Want to learn more about The Entourage: www.the-entourage.edu.au

Interested in Rock The Stage: annettelackovic.com/rockthestage

 

Grab Jack’s “Mind. Body. Soul: Rituals to Enable Peak Performance”

Ep#10 – Healing Through Food (Thyroid and Autoimmune) with Alaena Haber

Autoimmune disease is HUGE and sadly more and more common  in women due to the amount of stress we have in our lives.

Thyroid problems is continually growing due to our juggle of our businesses/careers to then still having time to fit in our family and loved ones. Not to mention stay fit and healthy for ourselves!

There’s never seems to be enough time!

Todays interview we find out how Alaena not only reversed her infertility diagnosis but managed to control her auto-immune disease Hashimoto’s by healing her body and mindset.

I also share about how I completely turned my thyroid around to the perfect score due to strategic lifestyle changes.

Though imagine if part of your sickness wasn’t through stress?

Imagine after a reaction to a vaccination you were told you’ll never have kids.

To then be able to heal yourself and your infertility through the power of food.

That is exactly what happened to Alaena Haber who has now created a following of over 24K followers on instagram for her authentic messages and super healthy/delicious recipes.

Alaena is the blogger at Grazed & Enthused, an allergy-friendly website providing healing recipes that fit the Paleo and Autoimmune Protocol templates.

She is also the author of The Healing Kitchen cookbook as well as her new e-book Enthused.

She has her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and practiced in the Pediatric setting prior to becoming a full-time stay-at-home working mama.

Today we cover:

  • How you can  heal your autoimmune disease through food
  • What cellular healing is and the importance of it in healing your autoimmune disease.
  • The 5 foods you should ditch for any autoimmune disease
  • How can women use intuition to guide their business decisions
  • Why do Type A personalities get in their own way and some tips on how to slow down.
  • Holistic way of living and working as a female entrepreneur 

 

  • Mentioned on the show:

Website: http://grazedandenthused.com
Grazed and Enthused Instagram
Grazed and Enthused Facebook

Grab Alaena’s new e-book:

Enthused: 80+ allergy-friendly Recipes You Want to Eat

 

Ep#8 – Couples & Money with Mary Barker

Mary Loves to tell her husband when she shops she says “Honey I just bought a handbag, do you want to have sex?” 

43% of relationships breakdown because of money!

These days women are older moving into serious relationships (or their second time around) meaning women already will have some assets and cash behind them, so what’s the best way to navigate through that?

Others women feel challenged with money especially in a relationship where the money they are making is being reinvested back into their business.

This interview is for you if :

  • You have a hard time discussing money…
  • You have partner that is to tight with their cash…
  • If you have a partner that overspends…
  • Or if you are wanting to get more alignment in household goings and savings.

Mary also dives in deep suggesting how to structure your money early on in a relationship and also how to approach the subject when it needs it.

Mentioned on the Show:

annettelackovic.com/money-language-blueprint
@thewealthdesignteam Instagram
Wealth Designer Facebook

“The information in this segment is general only. It is not intended as personal recommendation for the audience. Please consider whether the information suits your circumstances before acting on it.

Mary Barker Financial Planning Pty Ltd trading as Mary Barker Financial Planning is an authorised representative and credit representative of Hillross Financial Services Limited
ABN 77 003 323 055,
Australian Financial Services Licence and Australian Credit Licence No. 232705″

Ep#7 – How to Heal Your Adrenals Naturally with Emma Sutherland

Are you a super ‘busy’ woman, mum or business woman?

One of the biggest complaints from women is they are tired even after they have woken up from an 8-hour sleep.

Could it be your adrenals?

If your adrenals are burning out,  it starts to play havoc with your weight, your mood and eventually your thyroid (plus a whole lot more that Emma covers in today’s interview)

Today more and more women…(more than men) are suffering from adrenal burnout.

So this subject is sadly needed even more in this day and age, due to how much ‘noise’ is in our lives.

We discuss on the interview how even being on social media is now showing negative health affects that are adding to your anxiety and burnout.

 

Today’s key takeaways:

  • We talk everything about Adrenals….from the What, Why and How about your adrenals…
  • How to reduce your stress, anxiety…
  • Signs of adrenal burnout…
  • What vitamins and food that support your adrenals…
  • Emma shares her Hottest 4-minute tips to reset your daily stress management…

 

Mentioned in the show:

EMwave2 – an advanced heart rate monitor, able to measure subtle changes in your heart rhythms. This type of measurement is known as heart rate variability analysis or HRV. The analysis of HRV is a noninvasive measurement that reflects heart-brain interaction and autonomic nervous system dynamics, which are particularly sensitive to changes in your emotional state.
www.studio-you.com.au
www.emmasutherland.com.au

Download Emma’s Gift Here!

Ep#6 – Women, Heart and Money with Deanne Carter

What is your relationship with money?

Many of us have challenges today due to the negative modelling from our parents relationship with money.

Being able to learn how to make decisions from a more feminine way to help you create a more sustainable way to earn and invest in your money.

Deanne Carter, co-founder of The Womens Money Forum is passionate about changing the way that we interface we money.

Discover how you can navigate your way through the energetic spin of your money.

Get your free 1-month Membership at the Womens Money Forum here: http://www.womensmoneyforum.com.au/membership

Use this CODE to claim ‘One-month free’: Herpreneur

Who is Deanne Carter?

Deanne Carter is an Investment Mentor, Speaker and Founder of Womens Money Forum. The way De trained for running marathons is the way she advises her investment clients.

Plan the training well, set up a clear schedule and then it’s simple to implement. Big goal, broken into non-negotiable, and achievable small steps. Maximum results, minimum stress.

Similarly, De’s investment methods set women up for success. She is a 25+ year investment veteran with her own investment portfolio. And, she’s personally coached hundreds of men and women in implementing their own investment portfolios worth in excess of $100million, over the last 11 years. She is on a mission to bring more of this to Women who want financial security and independence, with the Womens Money Forum being a platform to do just that.

De’s married her love of learning (Certificate IV in Financial Services, Diploma of Financial Planning, Post Graduate Diploma in Education, and Real Estate certification), to her passion for seeing women flourish. And the Womens Money Forum showcases how to easily embed the technical aspects of money, investing and financial wellness into daily life with absolute ease.

When she’s not educating about money, De’s a devoted Mum, a classical ballet dancer, fitness fanatic, has a passion for conscious abundant living and loves devouring books.

Mentioned in the show:

Get your free 1-month Membership at the Womens Money Forum here: http://www.womensmoneyforum.com.au/membership

Womens Money Forum Facebook

Use this CODE to claim ‘One month free’: Herpreneur annettelackovic.com/De

 

Exciting News! [+ My before & after photos]

The Herpreneur Lifestyle Show launches TODAY!!!!!!!!

To say, contracting meningitis last year rocked my world, would be an understatement!

I ended up in the disease ward of a third world hospital…

Let’s just say the conditions were something you would see in a movie.

It had me determined to get home as quick as possible.

After 3 weeks of hell, I finally left…though it was without permission and under an enforced waiver.

When I got back home, something about myself had changed…

I felt different.

I’d had lost the feeling that I lived with for the past 5 years.

I lost my addiction and drive to work like a Trojan.

It was a strong undeniable feeling that I couldn’t shake.

“I don’t want to go back and continue working the way I was!” I said crying to my husband.

I hadn’t realise the ‘heavy daily pressure’ I had placed on my self to ‘achieve’.

Not to mention how much the stress was playing major havoc on my weight.

Embarrassingly, I put on 15kgs in only 4 years

Even though I had continued exercising 3-5 days a week over this time, as much as I tried, I kept packing more weight on.

I went from a 6 pack of abs, to a one pack of flab.

At times when I looked in the mirror I didn’t recognise my body, disbelief that it belonged to me.

I knew the way I had been working…was just NOT WORKING!

Not for my level of happiness, nor fulfilment and definitely not for my health.

There was no way I was going back to that stressful lifestyle again!

So the past 5 months turned into some deep soul searching…

As a result, 2 things have changed dramatically:

  1. I have been teaching myself to work differently, more in my feminine.

2.   I have been tweaking my health regime …it’s sooooo much easier than before with sooooo much better results.

Boom…I’ve easily dropped that unwanted 15kgs in weight.

Check out my before and after photo below (cringe factor…there’s nothing like a good before photo in daggy undies, that you then have to keep wearing to make an honest after pic. Now that I have these snaps, they’re in the bin!)

It’s not just the weight loss though, I’m finally feeling fulfilled again!

Fulfilled without the crazy adrenaline addiction of success and –

Fulfilled without the high pressure and ego-focused mind.

I think there is an epidemic for women in the way we currently work.

I think we place too much pressure on ourselves.

Partly because we unconsciously work in a masculine business framework, but we are also depleting our self-esteem with poor health choices. As a result of trying to numb our stress.

I recently conducted a survey and the results so far show that, 51% of the women use alcohol to manage their stress –

46% use food.

We are drinking and eating our way out of stress (anxiety, depression, adrenaline and fatigue are a few types of stress) and it’s killing our self-esteem in the long run!

It’s not sustainable.

It’s imperative that we evolve now.

The question is, what will be your evolution?

To greatness?

Or to a more tired, more stressed, overweight and overworked “snappy bitch” to your loved ones by the end of the day?

I say “snappy bitch,” only because that was the general consensus that many of you  shared in the survey under ‘other comments’.

I feel it’s my mission to speak up

I’ve thought long and hard about pimping my pain to help other women

Yes, I feel vulnerable about the article!

BUT it’s my truth and I know there’s many other women in business who are not at their highest level of happiness,

who are chasing fulfilment and success BUT getting hammered along the way.

Physically and emotionally.

Does any of this this resonate with you?

Do crave a more calmer version of you, crave more fulfilment in your life and work, more happiness and seriously want to meet the healthier version of you…again?

If so, I’m inviting you to plug into something that is going to help you evolve into the next better version of you.

I’d love for you to come join me and experts from all around the world to specially help you, as a woman in business, live a more fulfilling life, while you continue to build your business empire.

It’s called the Herpreneur Lifestyle Show!

A podcast show dedicated to women in business to live a fuller and healthier life.

I hope it help creates the shift in your life that you need to up-level to.

Health, wealth & happiness,

Annette
xx

P.S. It has taken a lot of courage to share with you my ‘before’ photo, but I do in hope it will inspire you to make a change in the area of your life that needs to be course corrected the most.

 

Come listen here 🙂