Alysha is the co-founder of Tangible Words, an inbound marketing agency that uses a distributed office model to empower their employees. Alysha and her wife Vicky built the business so that writers could just choose their hours and write without worrying about sales and scaling. We talk about the power of content creation and how the company works like a well-oiled machine. Even though Tangible Words operates in the digital space, we discuss the power of in-person networking and conferences to kick-start a career or small business.
We get into how Millennials operate differently in business (ourselves included) and how they have been exposed to more mental health conversations, meaning they know how take care of themselves. It’s a generation that has seen its parents get laid off in force, creating a distrust in organizations and a desire to do work that they are passionate about. To that end, Alysha explains how she structures her week and the importance to putting the things you want first and letting everything else fit into the cracks.
TOPICS EXPLORED IN THIS EPISODE:
How Alysha built a business to just let writers write [ 3:30 ]
The hardest type of sales in terms of the psychological load [ 5:15 ]
The number of blogs a business needs to write per month [ 6:55 ]
How to network as a solopreneur or small business [ 9:03 ]
What the Millennial Cookie Dunk is [ 11:11 ]
How to build strong relationships in a digital space [ 12:36 ]
What changed in Alysha’s business that makes Mondays amazing [ 14:35 ]
Why Millennials look at work differently [ 17:05 ]
The shifting career, education and management models [ 22:14 ]
How to get listened to better in your career [ 27:46 ]
The driving values behind Tangible Words [ 28:40 ]
How Alysha schedules her week for maximum productivity [ 30:40 ]
How to prioritize the things you love [ 33:50 ]
Why you need to be able to put down your work [ 36:49 ]
Alysha’s hacks to writing without distractions [ 38:33 ]
You have to commit with your whole heart to something and say: I want this.
I was an otherwise intelligent woman, except for the fact that I was impatient and too hard on myself.
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