Natalie Sisson's Quest For Freedom - Experiments In Personal, Financial, Physical, Business, Relationship And Financial Freed


After 7 years of being obsessed with freedom, bestselling author, TEDx speaker and Chief Adventurer of the multiple six-figure business 'The Suitcase Entrepreneur', Natalie Sisson realised even though she had finally earned a ton of freedom, she didn't truly understand what it meant. So in 2017 she is embarking on a Quest for Freedom, designed to help her, and you, discover what freedom really means. She's taking a business sabbatical, and putting all her years experience of coaching others to build freedom businesses, into the hands of her small but talented team, her systems and sales funnels, to see if they will stand the test of time, so that Natalie can fire herself from her business in April. Join Natalie on her year of becoming a student of life. Each season she'll experiment with a new facet of freedom including personal, physical, relationship and financial freedom, with herself as the guinea pig. Full details at


  • #57 - How to Launch Your Podcast and Why

    #57 - How to Launch Your Podcast and Why

    12/03/2020 Duration: 49min

    Have you ever thought about starting your own podcast?I've been having a love affair with podcasts ever since I launched mine back in 2012.As you may well know I LOVE podcasting and I am a huge fan of listening to podcasts too.Whenever I listen to other podcasts, it inspires me with ideas of how I do and don't want to do mine.The art of podcasting has taught me so much and as a medium it's a fantastic business tool too.Not other medium allows you to speak directly into the ears of one person at a time and get their undivided attention.Even if you're out running while listening, it's still that one person's voice (or two if it's an interview of joint podcast) speaking directly to you, into your ears.With that in mind I wanted to bring on a guest to the Untapped Podcast who got into podcasting in the last few years, and has started not one podcast, but two!Sarah Mikutel is a globetrotting podcast consultant and founder of the online course Podcast Launch Academy.Her podcasts Podcasting Step by Step and the Post

  • #56 - My Mission for 2020 Revealed

    #56 - My Mission for 2020 Revealed

    04/03/2020 Duration: 24min

    What's your mission in life? Are you willing to share it? Are you willing to also sacrifice everything to make it happen?Well, I'm truly excited because I finally have my mission for 2020 and beyond.In this episode, I share it with you as well as why it's so important to have a purpose or a mission to guide you in everything you do. If you've known me for many years, you might remember my mission for the Suitcase Entrepreneur, in my book and in my Painted Picture.It was to help a million entrepreneurs create freedom in business and adventure in life.If you've read my Suitcase Entrepreneur book, that's the tagline.Now I never figured that I would individually be able to impact a million people but I knew at the time there was definitely a way to be able to create a ripple effect even if it started with a hundred, a thousand or more.It still seemed big and scary and ridiculous, but at the same time, it really drove me to really show up and help people do that through everything I did.My products, my c

  • #55 - A Refreshing Road to A $1 Million Blog Dream

    #55 - A Refreshing Road to A $1 Million Blog Dream

    26/02/2020 Duration: 41min

    How often do you think about taking your blog to a million dollars?And what does the road to $83K a month blog actually look like?If you are a fellow blogger, or if you’re into launching your own blog, this will be a perfect episode for you.Pete McPherson is a full-time blogger and podcaster at Do You Even Blog, a resource for income-seeking bloggers and online entrepreneurs.He spends his days interviewing the world’s top creators & entrepreneurs, including names like Neil Patel, Matt Mullenweg, John Lee Dumas, Nick Loper, Michelle Schroeder, and many more.Pete is also the CEO of Online Impact, a private membership community for online businesses.Not only does he write killer blog posts and create a ton of great resources for bloggers starting out and more advanced bloggers, he’s also very open about what it takes to build a successful blog.We had a really honest and entertaining conversation about setting big ass goals and then making them happen and Pete is not shy in opening up about his business – the

  • #54 - How to Get Paid to Be A Successful Speaker

    #54 - How to Get Paid to Be A Successful Speaker

    19/02/2020 Duration: 43min

    Would you love to get paid to be a successful speaker?Are you already speaking, but not charging or have no idea what to charge?Is speaking a career you're pondering but want to know how successful you could be?Enter my friend Grant Baldwin to answer all your burning questions!Grant Baldwin is the founder of The Speaker Lab, a training company that helps public speakers learn how to find and book speaking gigs.He is probably the most knowledgeable and qualified person I know to teach all about getting paid to be a successful speaker.As a keynote speaker, Grant has delivered nearly one thousand presentations to over 500,000 people in 47 states and has keynoted events for audiences as large as 13,000!I mean holy heck, that's some work ethic right there. Oh and he's a GREAT speaker too.Through his popular podcast The Speaker Lab and flagship coaching program Booked and Paid to Speak he has coached and worked with thousands of speakers.Grant has also been featured in national media including Forbes, Inc., Entrepr

  • #53 - How To Use Virtual Summits To Design Your Ideal Lifestyle Business

    #53 - How To Use Virtual Summits To Design Your Ideal Lifestyle Business

    12/02/2020 Duration: 38min

    What if I told you that there is a business model that would let you design your ideal lifestyle business.That can dramatically grow your email list, build a tribe of people who love what you say and allow you to setup a funnel that brings in tens of thousands of dollars with products and courses and that you can do it based around living your dream lifestyle.Does that sound to good to be true?Well according to Mitch Asser it's not. Mitch's story is the perfect example of how anybody can overcome the obstacles in their life and achieve anything they set their mind to.Before he broke through to build multiple successful online businesses, he had to overcome a lot of adversity. From abusing drugs and alcohol as a teenager, to losing tens of thousands of dollars trying to figure all this 'make money online' stuff out.Fast forward a few short years he built and sold a multi 6-figure natural health company from the ground up. He used many growth hacking methods to go from a following of 0 to over 60,000 people and

  • #52 - How to succeed in business without sacrificing everything

    #52 - How to succeed in business without sacrificing everything

    05/02/2020 Duration: 40min

    Many of us believe that there is no success without sacrifice. But is that true?As a self-proclaimed Freedomist, and author of a book about having your own Freedom Plan I happen to know that you can have a thriving business and a lifestyle you love at the same time.But it takes vision and then planning, discipline and systems to make sure you stay true to that vision.I’m always keen to learn from others as I love to layer on top of what I’ve already done and figured out, with more wisdom and strategies that work.So when David Finkel got in touch to talk about his Freedom Formula I was all ears.David is the CEO of Maui Mastermind, one of the world’s premier business coaching companies, which has worked with over 100,000 business leaders, helping them grow their companies and get their lives back.David’s clients enjoy an average annual growth rate five times higher than the average privately held company in the United States, and at the same time, these business leaders have dramatically decreased their working

  • #51 - The power of morning routines to lead a good life

    #51 - The power of morning routines to lead a good life

    29/01/2020 Duration: 38min

    Are you ready to go after the life that you want?That’s pretty much what my friend and guest on this episode of my UNTAPPED podcast has done, and taken it to a whole new level.Amy Landino is a bestselling author and award-winning host of AmyTV and luckily for you, she is on a mission to help you go after the life you want, starting with good morning routines that lead to a good life.In fact a great morning routine can help you combat obstacles, give you energy, help you focus and set motivating goals…the benefits are countless.What amazing about Amy is she started out as a vlogger talking about social media, and through hard work, consistency and courage, she’s grown her YouTube Channel to 360,000+ subscribers.Her YouTube show AmyTV has had over 20 million views and she’s now called the World’s #1 Productive Lifestyle Coach.Her latest bestelling book Good Morning Good Life is further proof that this girl lives and breathes her values and she’s inspired so many people to do the same.Amy is also a highly-sought

  • #050 - How to Launch Your Damn Course

    #050 - How to Launch Your Damn Course

    22/01/2020 Duration: 50min

    Imagine having hundreds or thousands of dollars in your bank account from a course you finally launched.Imagine the joy of finally having a course you're proud of , that people have already asked and paid for.Imagine the impact that your course is going to make in their life.Really, just imagine that...That's the power of launching your damn course in 2020. I'm a firm believer that you can learn how to package your knowledge and expertise into an online course...even if you don't have a list, audience or a clear idea of what you can teach.Like Roxanne who had a list of 150 people, and launched her course to real estate agents and came away with $4,500 in less than a week, plus the joy of engaging with her students who were thrilled in their first week of going through it.Or Jenny who had an idea for her course that she'd been putting off for 2.5 years, and finally launched it to the tune of $1500 before even creating it.Or Karen who had a course, but had never done much with it and didn't believe in it,

  • How Can We Use Our Intuition to Build Our Business and Reach Our Goals?

    How Can We Use Our Intuition to Build Our Business and Reach Our Goals?

    15/01/2020 Duration: 36min

    How can a psychic and business medium help us reach our goals?That is what Willow Bradner, a hairstylist turned accidental psychic and business medium shares with us on this episode of Untapped! She has combined her intuitive abilities with her years of entrepreneurial experience to create one outrageous and genius plan to help the would-be, might be, and the absolutely going for it entrepreneur. In this episode, Willow helps us understand where we, as entrepreneurs, are holding back and feeling stuck. She gives tips to help clear those blocks while offering grounded entrepreneurial first steps you can take and more. In one of my more recent podcasts, I shared the best books for mindset and motivation that helped me overcome mindset blocks.Willow’s abilities as a business medium really give entrepreneurs the intuition to tap into the inner fears that hold them back and allow them to up-level their business.But how can we use our intuition to make decisions in our business? In a world

  • 048 How to Get in Flow and Create Successful Rituals in 2020

    048 How to Get in Flow and Create Successful Rituals in 2020

    08/01/2020 Duration: 52min

    Are you ready for a podcast filled with the potential to help you achieve your business goals and create the life you always dream about?That is what this episode of Untapped brings you.My interview with Natalie MacNeil is packed full of exactly how she created her dream life by implementing ritual into her business and personal life.If you’ve been around here for a while you know how intentional I am with my rituals to achieve my goals.Natalie MacNeil is one heck of an entrepreneur. Some of her accomplishments since she has implemented rituals in her business and personal life are:She just handed in the manuscript for her fifth book, and got signed to the most influential publisher in the world, Penguin Random House.She created wealth and made millions of dollars doing her soul’s work. She also won an Emmy Award! She traveled to 100 countries and has gone on the most epic adventures.Because of her businesses and what she’s built, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been contributed to making an impact

  • 047 - 2019 Annual Review: 19 Things I did and did not do!

    047 - 2019 Annual Review: 19 Things I did and did not do!

    18/12/2019 Duration: 37min

    It's almost the end of 2019, and before we dive into a new decade, I wanted to share my 2019 Annual Review with you, where I highlight my epic fails, lessons learned and all the awesome things that came out of this year.This process of reflection is something I highly recommend BEFORE you dive into your 2020 goals.Why? Because in order to know what will work for you in 2020 you need to first understand the why, what and how of everything you did, didn't do and who you became this year.Luckily for me, I captured my goals and intentions for 2019 in the very first episode of the Untapped Podcast where I shared 19 Things I Will and Will Not Do in 2019.I also did it as two separate vlogs on my YouTube channel if you prefer to watch my entertaining videos.And for the first time ever since putting it out, I have just looked back at these.And I'm not gonna lie, it's not pretty.I think I pretty much missed almost everything and there's a very good reason for that - because I never reviewed them!So let me run through t

  • 046 Six Figure Steps to Building a Profitable Blog

    046 Six Figure Steps to Building a Profitable Blog

    05/12/2019 Duration: 43min

    How do you earn six figures from building a profitable blog?That's what Kate Kordsmeier, founder of The Six-Figure Blog Academy, answers in this episode of UNTAPPED.After working as a full-time, freelance journalist for almost 10 years, Kate decided to launch her very own blog, Root + Revel.What started out as a way to share how she was naturally healing her symptoms for PCOS, Leaky Gut Syndrome, and hypothyroidism turned into a profitable, six-figure business.Of course, once people saw how much success she was having with her blog (we're talking over $100,000 in less than a year), Kate started to get a flood of messages asking what her secret was.Thus, The Six-Figure Blog Academy was born.As someone who's built a business off her own humble blog when I started back in 2009, it was awesome to chat with Kate about our different experiences in monetizing our blogs.In this episode, Kate and I talk about how she turned her humble blog into a full blown profitable business as well as her thoughts on what soulful b

  • 045 - How to Grow Profits amp Relationships Through Authentic Selling

    045 - How to Grow Profits & Relationships Through Authentic Selling

    27/11/2019 Duration: 49min

    Do you want to learn how to grow profits and relationships through authentic selling? Do you struggle to close sales because of your fear of being too 'sales-y'? Then let me introduce to Nikki Rausch to step you past all those fears! Nikki is the Founder and CEO of Sales Maven where she leverages her 25 years of sales experience to help entrepreneurs learn how to sell in an authentic way. What Nikki shares with us on this episode of UNTAPPED is how to authentically move people through the selling process in a way that builds relationships, creates true connection, and results in more closed deals and long-term clients. We got to chat about her Selling Staircase, which is essentially a step by step process on how to grow your profits by selling in an authentic and totally not 'sales-y' way. We also covered some sales techniques and the benefits of one over the other as well as how to recognize and respond to buying signals. This episode is a must listen if you want to increas

  • 044 - How to Hit Your Goals and Develop Emotional Resilience

    044 - How to Hit Your Goals and Develop Emotional Resilience

    21/11/2019 Duration: 50min

    How can emotional resilience help you hit your goals?And what the heck is emotional resilience anyway?Well you're about to find out in this episode of UNTAPPED when you listen into my great conversation with Kim Ades.Kim is the President and Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching and JournalEngine Software and is a recognized as an expert in the area of thought mastery.She uses her unique philosophy and quirky coaching style to help her clients deal with core issues and shift their thinking in order to yield extraordinary results.I first had Kim on my Suitcase Entrepreneur podcast 4 years ago where we chatted about limiting beliefs and how to overcome them.What Kim shared was really valuable, and my listeners thought so too because that episode soon became one of the most downloaded!So, when Kim reached out to me about coming back on the show, of course I said yes!This time, Kim is back to share her 15 years of expertise on how to reach a goal.Often times, we're capable of creating a plan of attack, but where

  • 043 - How to Plan Your Ideal Freedom Year in 2020

    043 - How to Plan Your Ideal Freedom Year in 2020

    13/11/2019 Duration: 19min

    What does a napkin, an envelope, and a road trip have to do with planning your ideal freedom year?Tune into this episode of Untapped to find out!Last week, I took a road trip with Josh and the pups to Taupo, which is an absolutely amazing place to relax, take in some nature, and be able to do our Life Pilot Seasonal Dreaming session.We spend a weekend dreaming and scheming about our life and where what goals we have for the next 3 months, 12 months and 3 years!We do this planning and visioning while getting massages, soaking in the thermal pools, eating delicious meals, and just enjoying the breathtaking scenery at Taupo.It was actually at our last Life Pilot session where I decided I wanted to do the half Ironman (or Iron Woman as I like to call it) hosted in Taupo next month….a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21km run – EEK!This past weekend’s session was actually done on our road trip.Mapping out your goals for 2020Remember the napkin and envelope I mentioned at the beginning? This is where they come in.When we

  • 042 - 5 Ways to Spot Burnout Before it Bites You In The Ass

    042 - 5 Ways to Spot Burnout Before it Bites You In The Ass

    06/11/2019 Duration: 29min

    Burn out. It's the unsung hero of many an entrepreneur's downfall....and that ain't a good thing!Burn out is the secret enemy, that emerges when our need and desire to 'do it all' or 'be perfect' is taking center stage.Burn out is something that entrepreneurs in particular need to start paying more attention to, otherwise it will literally come up and bite you in the ass.What makes entrepreneurs burn out?In a Harvard Business Review What Makes Entrepreneurs Burn Out article that had researched over 300 entrepreneurs they found the following:The obsessively passionate entrepreneurs reported feeling that work was more emotionally draining and that working all day required a great deal of effort. They indicated feeling frustrated by their work and even that it was breaking them down. For some entrepreneurs, their burnout caused a constant state of anxiety and stress. We also found that among entrepreneurs with obsessive passion, those with a fixed mindset were even more prone to burnout.If you fou

  • 041 - 11 Ways Blogging Can Change Your Life and Earn You a Living

    041 - 11 Ways Blogging Can Change Your Life and Earn You a Living

    30/10/2019 Duration: 37min

    A lot of you might be wondering... How can blogging change your life?I've got a real treat for you in this episode of Untapped because I'll be sharing 11 Ways Blogging Can Change Your Life and Earn You a Living!Eleven years ago, almost to the month, I started my very first blog. It was 2008 and I hadn’t long been in Vancouver, Canada, when I figured I wanted a better way than a group email, to share my massive life changes and new journey with my friends and family.I signed up for a free Bloggr account via Google and started posting. Even though I had no idea what I was doing at the time, writing had always came easily to me.So, it felt natural to turn my creative passion into a possible revenue source.I had a fair bit of time on my hands as I’d quit my corporate job in London, taken off to Canada to play World Championship Ultimate Frisbee, and now was figuring out what to do with my life...hoping that starting a business was something I could actually figure out.Little did I know this would be a l

  • 040 - Three Ingredients to a Thriving Online Business

    040 - Three Ingredients to a Thriving Online Business

    24/10/2019 Duration: 41min

    What's the best way to build a thriving online business?According to Shane Melaugh, CEO and co-founder of Thrive Themes, there are three key ingredients.At first glance, they seem deceptively simple, and in many ways they are.You need to have a great offerYou need traffic to your websiteYou need a website that convertsYet actually focusing on them and implementing them is where most entrepreneurs fall down.This has been something Shane has tapped into from the get go, helping and teaching entrepreneurs how to do these 3 things well.In fact he's done what so many entrepreneurs do, which is to create a solution to a problem they're having, since no one else seems to be doing it well.Often our biggest frustrations are the best source of a new product or service idea.Not that you're your own ideal customer, but typically, and once you validate your assumptions, many other people often are having the same struggle or problem too, and want it solved.Not an Overnight Success StoryFor Shane, he realized early on when

  • 039 - Why Less is More

    039 - Why Less is More

    16/10/2019 Duration: 15min

    Less is more... We've all heard this phrase, but do you actually know what it means and why it's true?The phrase less is more means that having just the essential things is better than having way too much of superfluous things.It allows you to focus on what matters.Recently I sat down to lunch with the lovely Kit Whelan, co-founder of 7in7 Digital Nomad Conference, which is an amazing vision of 7 conferences being held in 7 continents over 7 years!I am actually honoured to be a keynote speaker at the 7in7 conference in Wellington, New Zealand happening 22-28 October.I'm going to be speaking about prioritizing what matters the most in your life and will definitely be touching on LifePilot and what it's meant to living with intention and making my dreams a reality.Kit told me that after this event, they're holding a Reading Retreat in a castle in Scotland, which to me sounds simply delicious.And it clearly did to others too as it sold out in a day, and for good reason, because people are craving to take time ou

  • 038 - How to Build a Business on YouTube

    038 - How to Build a Business on YouTube

    09/10/2019 Duration: 47min

    Ever look at YouTube stars and wonder: how the heck do they actually make money from YouTube and more importantly, how did they build a business on this platform?Well, on this episode of Untapped, I had the treat of chatting with Aaron Nace, the founder of PHLEARN, about how he built his YouTube channel from the ground up into a full time business.I'm pretty excited to share this interview with you because I've never had the chance to speak to someone that has a YouTube channel with almost 1.8 million subscribers.In our interview, Aaron shares his journey from being an independent photographer and photo retoucher to building his company PHLEARN, which provides accessible photography and Photoshop lessons to people around the world through their video tutorials.Since starting PHLEARN in 2011, Aaron has turned what used to be just a creative passion into his full time business.This is another great example of how online content creators are transforming their side hustles into their main sources of incomes.&nbs

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