Do you ever feel sick of being on your computer all the time? Would you like to get off the screen and into nature and the outdoors more?
We certainly would, and many of the Mums in our community also seem to crave more time outside, in nature, doing fun stuff. Both for a bit of ‘me’ time with friends and as a bonding experience with the kids and family.
I think it’s safe to say that even Jo and I aren’t getting into the outdoors as much as we’d like to since having kiddos, despite our backgrounds in the outdoor industry (although you can see pics of my latest excursion into the bush here, the first overnight trip since Bella was born over 5 years ago!)
We know it’s good for us, so why don’t we do it more often?
It’s pretty clear from all the research just how beneficial getting outdoors is to our health and wellbeing, as well as for the learning and development of our children, so what’s holding us back from getting out there more often?
The answer is going to be different for each of us, but today’s guest Senka Radonich has made it her mission to make it easy and fun for Mums like you to get out into nature having adventures, and we think it’s a freaking brilliant idea!
Senka’s adventures are for women, not just mums, but her adventure events are attracting many Mums who may not have taken on the organising themselves due to time constraints, or who may lack the confidence, skills or networks of other adventurous women to get out there and do it with.
Senka’s trips are also a great way to connect with other like-minded Mums, many of whom are now self-organising adventures as well as attending Senka’s events (how cool is that?)
But guess what? This business idea of Senka’s FAILED the first time around.
When Senka first tried to translate her passion for adventure into a viable business, it didn’t work out and she had to close it down. It was only when Senka was confronted with a life-changing decision, that she chose to follow her heart again and pursue her passion for adventure and the outdoors – until it worked! Hence, the rebirth of Adventure Girls.
Today, Adventure Girls has grown bigger and better than it was before, and Senka has BIG plans to take it to even more adventurous women around the world, with the launch of her online community based around a sisterhood of adventurous women.
To find out how Senka is taking her adventures online and what she did to turn her business around, listen in to the interview >>
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Here’s what Senka and J9 cover in the podcast interview:
- How Senka came up with the business model for Adventure Girls
- Why mums need, and seek, adventure in their lives
- The benefits of going outdoors and having fun for your health and well-being
- The importance of being part of a sisterhood and how Senka is facilitating an amazing sisterhood of adventurous women to come together online
- How Senka is using Meetup and Facebook Groups to promote her “live” events and find highly-targeted leads
- How having a coach and mentor has helped Senka to turn her life and business around
- Senka’s top tip for creating a scalable business
Resources we talked about:
- FREE 30 Day Adventure Girls Challenge
- MeetUp — For creating events that allow you to meet like-minded people in your area
- Your Ultimate Sisterhood – Senka’s upcoming online community!
- How to Live a No-Regrets Life and Choose an Empowered Future with Motivational Coach Kate O’Brien – Kate is Senka’s Coach
Top tip for a 20 hour a week (or less!) business:
You want your business to grow, right? Well, having a team around you makes it a heck of a lot easier, as Senka reveals in this interview. Having a team allows you to focus on the things that you love to do e.g. talking to clients, and ditch the stuff that you don’t want to do e.g. editing videos. Just make sure that you document everything and create a standard operating procedure for your team to follow. Having great templates and SOPs in place will make it easier for you to add new people to your team, or to cope if someone you rely upon has to leave unexpectedly. You’ll save time training them because they’ve got a clear step-by-step process to follow.
Join the Conversation:
Adventure is different for everyone. What does it look like for you? And what’s stopping you from doing more of it in your life right now? Please share your thoughts in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!
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