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Scaling-up Using Your Superpower with Rachel Beider

Many businesses reach the point where they need to scale but stay stuck. This can happen for any number of reasons – not having enough funds, not knowing what step to take next, or not having enough help – but one of the most common issues that comes up is a mindset block around our own capability.

Self-doubt can affect even the most confident entrepreneur, especially when it comes to scaling up. But if you lean into your own personal superpowers, you can make the process work for you, like this episode’s guest did.

My guest today is Rachel Beider of Press Modern Massage, and she also happens to be one of my clients! Rachel grew her business from a one-woman private practice in the 2008 recession to a company with five locations and over fifty employees. She’s a really savvy businessperson, and she’s built her company by leaning into continual learning, commitment, and her top superpower.

Rachel and I talk about how and why she started her business and what the last ten years of her journey have been like. She shares her strategies for turning anxiety into a superpower that allows her to keep her business ahead of the curve and her philosophy on hiring great employees. Rachel also talks about how she got over the chip on her shoulder about not going to business school and why she loves to read business books to keep her knowledge base growing.

We also discuss the big changes her business has gone through the past three years, including new locations, a book, and a new product line for her company. Rachel is an inspiration for anybody out there who wants to scale up, wants to hire and nurture awesome people, and wants to embrace their natural tendencies to improve their business.

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • How and why Rachel decided to scale her private massage practice pretty quickly after beginning it.
  • Why she decided to start her business, even though the 2008 recession was about to hit.
  • How Rachel uses her anxiety and tendency to plan as a superpower that keeps her business on track.
  • What she did to keep learning and growing into the manager and business leader that she knew she needed to become.
  • Why it’s so important to nurture your staff and treat them well if you want to make your company’s vision a reality.
  • How she prepared herself to make her biggest hire, an operations manager, and what this hire has allowed her to do.
  • Why it’s so important to follow through on your commitments to yourself.

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Hey there. I know what it's like to try and fail over and over again. I've been through all the mindset ups and downs, feeling like a failure and wondering why it's so hard to attract amazing clients consistently.

I finally realized, more recently that I'd like to admit, I was still hiding. I was afraid to put my work into the world in case no one wanted it. What I really wanted was for someone to say, "hey you, your stuff is great, come share it with my audience".  Finally I realized that that would never happen, not until I started first.

Putting out my content and message into the world had to begin with me. I  committed to showing up consistently and building my own meaningful relationships. The result? Much more clarity about how to gain visibility and grow my brand. And, of course, THIS PODCAST which I'm thrilled to host!


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