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Women in Biz Podcast series (the joys and the challenges & success tips)

Women in Biz podcast series

Are you a woman in business/entrepreneur?

Would you like some great tips for success?

I’ve been having women guests for my podcast to either speak or be interviewed about the joys and the challenges of being a woman in business (or entrepreneur).

I have a few more women lined up to share in the following weeks, but here is who I’ve had as my guest so far, and their topic of discussion. They have been amazing and I think these podcasts will encourage and bless you!

  • Me (Kickstarting the series, sharing a bit about my own entrepreneurial journey);
  • Dana Arcuri, Certified Trauma Recovery Coach, Author, and Speaker (Trusting in God’s Unknown Territory);
  • My beautiful, precious sister, Maria Willis, Counselor (You can reach your dreams, even with mental health struggles);
  • My business coach, Diane Cunningham Ellis (Catch on and stay on fire in your business);
  • Doreen Penner, Canadian Coach, Speaker, and Author (Get clear & be confident);
  • Shelby B. Ketchen, Content Repurposing & Project Management & Launches (Get the “tech” help you need if you feel frazzled and frustrated.)

I also just added my podcast this week about the stressful events (and the joys) of house-sitting and puppy-sitting our daughter Heather’s puppy Angel, while she, her fiance Andy, and his 3 kids Kelsey, Kayden, and Eian drove from Belton, Missouri to Gulf Shores, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida, for a 9-day, relaxing beach vacation. (This might be a business venture idea for YOU; the national average income for puppy-sitters is $15 an hour, or $31,629 per year, according to ZipRecruiter.)

Two more interviews for my Women in Biz podcast series are lined up this week with Author/Editor/Speaker Sharon Rose (Write your story & leave your legacy) and Wellness Coach/Speaker/R.N. Joycelynn Harrell. (Working a J-O-B as you go for your dreams).  If you are interested in being a guest for my podcast (to speak or be interviewed), please contact me here.

What have you found to be the joys and the challenges of this exciting, but not always easy entrepreneurial journey? Please leave your comments below.

Be sure to subscribe to my podcast, Beth Jones International Speaker, on Anchor here. You can also listen and subscribe to it at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, RadioPublic, Pocket Casts, and Stitcher. There is an opportunity to donate one of three amounts to my podcast at Anchor, so that I can continue creating episodes. Just choose the “Support” button at the top of the page. 

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Coaching for aspiring authors & speakers and other news

Speeding train Image source: Unsplash

Speeding train
Image source: Unsplash

This year started out slow, but the momentum is picking up now. I have a feeling that things are about to get much busier this spring and summer 2022!

The year started out with sharing part of my story in my writing coach Shelley Hitz and her husband CJ Hitz’s book, Kingdom Writers. You can buy a copy by clicking here.

They are now offering a writers conference called Count The Costs. Still time to get in! Just click here.

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When you don’t have WiFi: Lessons I learned

Recently I shared that I lost my wedding ring. Thankfully, my husband Ray recently found it when he was sweeping the basement one day. My friends had been praying that I’d find it. I was like the woman who rejoiced with her friends when she found her lost silver coin. (Luke 15:8-10) God taught me many lessons when I lost it, including about my marriage, people who are lost without Christ, and losses in life such as at least 198 Ukrainian people dying from Putin’s invasion of their land.

In light of this horrific news, all else seems trivial. But we all deal with losses, big and small, and they can be stressful. 

This past week we lost our WiFi service! Ray tried to call our internet service provider numerous times, but his call kept getting disconnected. He also tried several times to chat with tech help online to no avail. This week another internet service repairman came. Things seem good for now. (Hold our breath!)

I hope you don’t experience this trouble. But here are lessons I learned when we went for over a week without reliable WiFi service. 

1. You can live without it. It is hard. Really hard. Definitely inconvenient.

“I only need 3 things in life: food, WiFi, and sleep.” (Anonymous)

What did people do before the net? They lived their normal lives! This reminds me of the movie The Net, starring Sandra Bullock. It’s one of my fave movies along with another movie she co-starred in with Keanu Reeves, Speed. In The Net, she’s laying on the beach in her bikini in Mexico, looking gorgeous as usual, with her laptop. This is extreme!

Sandra Bullock, The Net, Pinterest

Sandra Bullock, The Net, Pinterest

But I wouldn’t want to live without internet service. I’ve made some of the best friends of my life online. Originally, I got online (on Facebook) to keep up with my grown kids–our three beautiful daughters Heather, Eden, and Leah. Then they got OFF Facebook and Instagram. (Gen Z says Facebook is a boomer’s social network and made for old people. Many teens aren’t on it.  In a survey, 81% of teens use Instagram and 73% use TikTok.)

Our three beautiful daughters Eden, Leah, and Heather

Our three beautiful daughters Eden, Leah, and Heather

Our teen grandkids are on TikTok, Snapchat and Discord, which I’m not on. I now text our kids and our grandkids (I call them less frequently), and see them whenever we can do lunch or coffee together or I bring them gifts on holidays. (They work full-time and live very busy lives.)

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