How to Change Your Life by Changing your Inner Self Talk with Angela Hayden
Today’s Lessons in Entrepreneurship brings us Angela Hayden. Owner of two businesses, Big Life Leaps Coaching and Sage Legal, LLC.
Fun fact, Angela can recite all 50 states in alphabetical order and has skied in a tennis skirt.
Read on to learn:
- How to use your own thoughts to change your life.
- How she uses dry erase boards in her daily routine.
- Her advice for someone struggling in business.
What is your main product or service and why are you so passionate about it?
Life coaching GenX professionals. I am so passionate about this because I needed this 6 years ago. It took a lot of searching, coaching, and reading to figure out I have exactly what I need to change my life – I want to teach others that it’s easy to do the same once we begin to own our experience and change our inner self talk. Really. It’s that easy.
“I stopped being angry at the world and allowed myself to enjoy life again.”
What is one trait of a successful entrepreneur?
I have two traits I’d say – Persistence and Accountability. Similar concepts though.
What is your favorite free or inexpensive resource that has made the biggest impact on your business and why?
My own thoughts. They are always free. We all have them. Learning to choose them with intention and consciously has allowed me to stop spending money on things I didn’t need and focus on what I really do.
As a lawyer, the inexpensive resource that changed my life was Clio, a law practice management and marketing system that costs less than $100 a month. I used to spend over $3000 a month for much of what I get from Clio now.
What is your morning routine?
I wake up, meditate for a few minutes before I get out of bed, think about the day ahead and how I most want to spend it.
I look at the note I wrote on the mirror in the bathroom the night before to remind myself of what I need most each day. I use dry erase markers and post it notes EVERYWHERE to remind myself of what I need most and what I want to hear.
I use dry erase markers and post it notes EVERYWHERE to remind myself of what I need most and what I want to hear.
How are you currently marketing your business?
I’m not doing much more than connecting with people I know and sharing what I do.
What have you tried in marketing in the past that didn’t work?
Having someone else do it for me.
My blogs, automated emails, workshop themes, newsletters, all that was being done by someone else.
It was expensive, didn’t sound like me, and wasn’t working because it wasn’t in alignment with who I am and how I operate.
What is a piece of advice you’d give someone new or struggling in business?
Always stop to look at what you do well. Do more of it. Stop trying to do things you’re not good at and ask for help with those.
But most of all… remind yourself what you believe in. Every single day.