Brain Surgery, Legally Protecting your Biz, Pivoting, and Asking for Help with Sam Vander Wielen - 006
Sam Vander Wielen
Sam spends her days as an Entrepreneur, Health Coach, and Business Wizard helping women get their businesses legally protected without breaking the bank. She is an incredibly powerful and knowledgeable woman with a desire to really help. She's totally conscious of being fair and really taking care of the people she works with. Sam is an absolute gem!
There are SO many amazing takeaways from this episode. Not only does Sam share her journey of going through a recent brain surgery (yes you read that right), but she also shares how she went from being a corporate attorney to switching gears and jumping into life as an Entrepreneur and Health Coach.
A few things we touch on (and I mean just a few out of the MANY) include health, self-care, burnout, business, and need to know legal info.
And on the subject of legal, if you’re a small business and haven’t looked into the legal side of things listen up homie! Sam share a ton of useful information and resources around the legal side of having your own business.
Trust me when I say this, you will learn a lot of somethings from this episode.
Why she had brain surgery and what it felt like to go through it
The lessons she learned from have the surgery
The importance of asking for help
Why she switched from a career in law to health coaching
Why she went to law school even though it was out of alignment for her
Her thoughts on how life is backwards
Pivoting - what it is and why it’s important
Following your passion and going for it
What legal things entrepreneurs need to be aware of
Getting your business in legal shape
The importance of protecting yourself legally
The 3 documents you need if you have a website, blog, or email list
Terms and conditions - the rules of your site, services, or product
Disclaimer - who you are, what you do, and what you don’t do and who you are not
How to protect your business name/brand
The difference between ™ and ®
Where to put the ™ symbol and the importance of being consistent
The thing that gets most entrepreneurs in legal trouble and what to do about it
How getting the legal side of things right can save relationships and businesses
Her instant download legal templates
Sam’s BizStorming sessions
The value of having someone to talk to when you work from home
The basic structure of a sales funnel
The importance of being genuine and putting out high value content
Nurturing and taking care of the clients you have
How Sam deals with burnout
The different seasons in life
The importance of remembering your why
Why it’s a good idea to spend time on your hobbies
“You want to be interesting and interested” - a quote from Sam’s Mom
Isolation as an entrepreneur
Sam’s advice to her 20-year-old self.
Sam’s rebel cause