From Running Coffee Shops at 16 To The Founder of The Lean Out Method

meet the founder press Apr 01, 2020

Just recently, Lean Out Method Founder, Crista Grasso was interviewed by Patricia Kathleen and Wilde Agency Media about her 20+ year journey in business and entrepreneurship. 

In this episode, Crista shares her entrepreneurial journey starting at the age of 16 when she ran two successful coffee businesses all the way to where she is today as the owner and founder of the Lean Out Method...

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Roundup of the Top Financial Resources Available to Business Owners Impacted By COVID-19

Uncategorized Mar 28, 2020

Has your business been directly or indirectly impacted by the Coronavirus?  I have been seeing some really amazing offers and programs to support those businesses impacted by COVID-19 - below is a round up of everything I have found to date. 

I will keep this list updated as I find more, so please share any additional resources you are aware of in the comments. 

 

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What To Do Instead of Discounting Your Products and Services

Uncategorized Mar 19, 2020

 

There is some really great advice out there right now about how to support your local small businesses and how to grow and thrive during this challenging and confusing time. But there is also a lot of not-so-great and potentially damaging advice out there too.


Some of you may not agree with the advice I am about to give, but I have to say it: STOP DISCOUNTING YOUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES...

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Days to Celebrate in Q2 2020

Uncategorized Mar 11, 2020

Spring is in the air, and with the change in seasons comes a new batch of days to celebrate for Q2. 

While you are creating your content calendar for Q2, whether using the one inside the Lean Out Planner or your own, here are some fun events, days to celebrate, and national holidays to inspire your content. 

Choose a few days that relate to your business, and get creative planning for...

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How to Identify and Eliminate Non-Essential Business Activities

Uncategorized Feb 26, 2020

Time is the most precious resource you have so it is very important that you are spending it on the right activities and that you are eliminating anything that isn't essential.

The most simple way to identify non-essentials is to do a quick assessment of the activities you do on a regular basis to determine:

  • Is it adding value? To your customers, your business, or both?
  • Is it (still) in...
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How to Set and Achieve Goals in Your Business

Uncategorized Feb 20, 2020

Goals are so critical for success in your business.

So how do you set goals that result in successful outcomes? AND that you can actually achieve?  The first step is to set your goals properly, and the second is to follow 2 simple tips that improve the likelihood of achieving your goals.  Let's start with how to set goals. 

How to Set Goals

 Goal setting is part art and...

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How To Let Go of What No Longer Serves You

Growth = letting go of what no longer serves you.

This sounds obvious, right? The challenge is in knowing what serves us so we know what to let go of, and that can be... well, not-so-obvious.

The best way I have found to do this is through regular reflection and retrospectives.  I developed a signature technique called CHuCK to do this. 

You will find CHuCK all throughout the Lean Out...

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Days to Celebrate in Q1 2020

marketing resources Dec 15, 2019

While you are creating your content calendar for 2020, whether using the one inside the Lean Out Planner or your own, here are some fun events, days to celebrate, and national holidays to inspire your content.  Choose a few days that relate to your business, and get creative planning for them.  It could be something as simple as a social media post, or something you create an entire...

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What to Focus On In The Last Month of the Year

Uncategorized Dec 08, 2019

"What is the most important thing I should focus on in the last month of this year?"

While working with one of my mastermind members during our monthly private coaching call, she asked me this question.

I'll share with you the same thing I told her - revisit your VISION and big bold GOAL(s) for this year.

Depending on where you are in relation to achieving your vision and goals will...

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Lean Out Tip: Stop Starting and Start Finishing

Uncategorized Nov 17, 2019

When you are looking to level up your business, there are many lean strategies that can help you.  One of my favorites is the concept of "stop starting, and start finishing".

We often have too many things going on at the same time and instead of focusing our efforts on finishing the things already in progress, we continuously start something new.  This leads to ending the...
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