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The Flourish Mindset

The Flourish Mindset

By Hannah Bettenhausen

At The Flourish Mindset we are here to help Entrepreneurs on their journey to flourishing.

We are here to show you:
How to make a profit on investment properties
How to set yourself up for success in business, real estate, and life!
Are you ready to build wealth?
Are you ready to attract wealth?
Are you ready to set yourself up for success?

Through our interviews, stories, and training, we will to show you how to make MINDFUL moves towards FLOURISHING!
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Unleashing the Power of Finance and Entrepreneurship with Maddie Craig

The Flourish MindsetJun 12, 2023

Unleashing the Power of Finance and Entrepreneurship with Maddie Craig

Unleashing the Power of Finance and Entrepreneurship with Maddie Craig

Welcome to "The Flourish Mindset Episode 15" with Guest Maddie Craig and Host Hannah Bettenhausen. In this episode, we explore the world of finance and entrepreneurship, covering various topics such as remote work, hiring strategies, company culture, and more. Here's a breakdown of the episode timeline:

  • 26:15: Lessons learned in business
  • 30:00: Advice for individuals starting out
  • 33:48: Key questions to ask when interviewing accountants
  • 36:30: Final advice

Our guest, Maddie Craig, is a detail-oriented entrepreneur with a passion for finance and efficiency. She believes in the power of accurate financial data and helps clients make confident business decisions. Maddie's mission is to make day-to-day bookkeeping easy, efficient, and understandable for small business owners and nonprofit organizations.

Join us for this insightful episode as we dive into the world of finance and entrepreneurship with Maddie Craig. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel for more episodes like this, and check out the recommended podcast and book suggestions. Get ready for a journey of personal and professional growth!

Learn more about Blue Cypher and if they are the right company to help you! #Finance #Entrepreneurship #Remote Work #Company Culture #Hiring Strategies #Small Business #Nonprofit Organizations #Bookkeeping #Efficiency

Jun 12, 202337:51
Why Investing in Yourself is the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Business

Why Investing in Yourself is the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Business

Welcome to "The Flourish Mindset" podcast! In Episode 14, our guest Kayla Nayes shares her insights on why investing in yourself is the best thing you can do for your business. Kayla is an entrepreneur and innovator who has broken the traditional norms of her industry and achieved remarkable success. In this episode, Kayla discusses various aspects of investing in yourself and your business. She emphasizes the importance of challenging the status quo, being open to learning, and participating in incubators and communities that foster growth. Kayla shares personal experiences and practical strategies for borrowing money to set yourself up for success and rebuilding from the ashes when necessary. Some key takeaways from this episode include: * Breaking the way your industry does business: Kayla challenges conventional practices and shares how thinking differently can lead to innovation and success. * Borrowing money to set yourself up for success: Kayla discusses the strategic use of loans and investments to fuel business growth and achieve long-term goals. * Investing in yourself is important: Kayla emphasizes the value of personal and professional development and how it can positively impact your business. * The power of connecting/participating in incubators: Kayla highlights the benefits of networking, collaborating, and participating in supportive communities to enhance business opportunities. * Always be curious: Kayla encourages a mindset of continuous learning and curiosity as a way to stay ahead in business and adapt to changing circumstances. * Building a culture of inclusivity: Kayla shares insights on creating an inclusive work environment that fosters diversity, equity, and belonging. * Being agile in your business and with marketing: Kayla discusses the importance of adaptability and staying agile in response to market trends and customer needs. * It's okay to get rid of what isn't serving you: Kayla emphasizes the importance of evaluating and letting go of strategies or practices that no longer align with your business goals. * Align yourself with those you can learn from: Kayla advises seeking out mentors, reading books, and learning from industry experts to expand your knowledge and skills. * Stay open to things coming your way: Kayla reminds us to stay open-minded and embrace unexpected opportunities that may lead to growth and success. Kayla recommends the podcast "WE CAN DO HARD THINGS" with Glennon Doyle and suggests books like: "Profit First,"- "Spirit Means Business," - "Dare to Lead with Workbook" - / for further inspiration and guidance. Join us for this insightful conversation on investing in yourself and unlocking your business's true potential! #investing #entrepreneurship #disruption #personaldevelopment #borrowingmoney #inclusivity #agility #learning #mentorship #curiosity #podcast #WEcandohardthings #books #ProfitFirst #SpiritMeansBusiness #DaretoLead #incubator #business

May 30, 202335:04
The Power of Authenticity

The Power of Authenticity

Welcome to "The Flourish Mindset" podcast! In Episode 13, our guest Victoria Jocko shares her insights on the power of authenticity and how it can help you achieve success and balance in your personal and professional life. Victoria is a Life Coach for women and LGBTQ+ members who are ready to stop questioning their worth and feel confident in who they are. In this episode, she talks about her own journey to authenticity and shares practical tips on how to create boundaries between work and life, build a support system, and find joy and fulfillment in your business. Some of the key takeaways from this episode include: Coaches need coaches: Victoria talks about the importance of having a coach or mentor to support you and hold you accountable in your personal and professional growth. Creating boundaries between work and life: Victoria shares tips on how to set boundaries and create a balance between your work and personal life, especially if you're a solopreneur. Having enough awareness to create balance: Victoria emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and mindfulness in creating balance and avoiding burnout. What to do when you lose the joy or hit a wall in your business: Victoria shares her insights on how to regain your inspiration and motivation when you're feeling stuck or discouraged. You need to build your support system: Victoria talks about the value of having a support system of friends, family, and colleagues who understand and encourage your entrepreneurial journey. Be open and willing to feel anything: Victoria encourages us to be vulnerable and embrace our emotions, even the difficult ones, as a way to connect with ourselves and others. It's okay to do scary things and then take care of yourself after: Victoria shares her personal experiences of taking risks and facing fears, and how to take care of yourself after stepping out of your comfort zone. Most importantly: Celebrate yourself like you would celebrate others: Victoria reminds us to be kind and compassionate to ourselves and acknowledge our achievements and progress. Make sure to check out Victoria's Instagram suggestion: Sabotage Queen, Podcasts to check out! Queer Confidence and Encountering Empowerment. Thank you for listening to "The Flourish Mindset" podcast! Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review if you enjoyed this episode.

May 12, 202333:04
Preparing to Make the Leap with Adam Zach

Preparing to Make the Leap with Adam Zach

Welcome to "The Flourish Mindset" with your host Hannah, a podcast that aims to help you grow and thrive in your personal and professional life. In today's episode, Hannah sits down with Adam Zach, a retired Civil Engineer turned real estate investor, and family man. Adam shares his expertise and experience in finding the right time to transition from a side hustle to full-time entrepreneurship while balancing family life. Adam has a passion for personal growth and is addicted to learning. He retired from his engineering profession at the young age of 32 by leveraging real estate investing to appreciate lives. He currently holds 50 single-family rentals in 13 different states and is now helping Dads with young kids who are into real estate achieve passive income while prioritizing family first. During the podcast, Adam shares his journey and provides insights into the challenges and opportunities of transitioning from a side hustle to full-time entrepreneurship. He talks about how he managed to retire at such a young age and still prioritize his family. Adam also shares his expertise in real estate investing and provides tips for those who want to pursue it. If you're interested in real estate investing or finding the right time to transition from a side hustle to full-time entrepreneurship, this podcast is for you. You can check out Adam's Home Equity Partner business here: and his personal coaching and mastermind website here: . You can also listen to his PreApproved Podcast, where he shares tips on how to get a home when the bank says no: Home Equity Partners has a youtube page that is am amazing resource:    / @homeequitypartne...   Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and hit the notification bell to stay updated on our latest episodes. Thank you for tuning in to "The Flourish Mindset" with your host Hannah and our guest Adam Zach. As always her is a list of other great resources: Books: (these are affiliated links and the flourish mindset does make a small amount when books are purchased through these links to help keep the podcast running) The $100 Startup - by Chris Guillebeau: CASHFLOW Quadrant - by Robert T. Kiyosaki: Rocket Fuel - by Gino Wickman & Mark C. Winters: Traction - by Gino Wickman: Other Items Referenced: Clifton Strengths: Tony Robbins: Robert Kiyosaki's 4 Quadrents:    • RICH DAD'S CASHFL...  

Mar 27, 202333:54
Episode 11 The Most Important Skill in Business with Lars Knobloch

Episode 11 The Most Important Skill in Business with Lars Knobloch

In this episode of "The Flourish Mindset" podcast, we sit down with Lars Knobloch to discuss his experience opening a business as a newcomer to a community. We delve into the importance of having a centralized passion in your business and how purpose should be deeper than just making money. Lars shares his insights on the most important skill in business and why he believes there is no such thing as failure. We also explore the significance of continuous learning and why it's crucial for success. Tune in for an inspiring conversation about entrepreneurship, passion, and mindset.  


The Gap and The Gain by Benjamin Hardy & Dan Sullivan - 

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy - 

The Go-Giver by Bob Burg & John David Mann - 

The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn & John Maxwell - 

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz & Janet Mills - 

Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh - 

Need a Home Inspection? 

Lars Knobloch 

Lars has completed more than 6,500 home inspections, and has been helping clients in the Fargo, Moorhead, NE North Dakota, and NW Minnesota areas for over 10 years. As a certified ASHI home inspector, a council certified indoor environmentalist, and a certified radon measurement provider, Lars strives to put his clients first, laying out the findings of the inspection so the client can determine how best to proceed with the purchase. Lars works with home buyers, commercial investors, and clients with environmental issues such as mold or radon. Lars is passionate about inspections, continuously learns about the industry, and strives to educate people on the inspection process.  

Lars grew up in Norway where he earned his major and then worked in construction for 12 years prior to moving to Fargo in 2009. He and his wife Tracy have three children and a dog. A soccer enthusiast, he enjoys watching and playing the game.    

As an affiliate partner, I may earn a commission from any qualifying purchases made through the links I provide for the books listed. Thank you for supporting my work.

Mar 13, 202335:38
Episode 10: Why Follow the Status Quo with Sara Worwa

Episode 10: Why Follow the Status Quo with Sara Worwa

Welcome to the @FlourishMindset podcast! In this episode, we are joined by Sara Worwa, a trailblazer in the world of tech and TC (transaction coordination).  

Sara shares her insights on becoming an early adopter of technology in the TC world and how she balances work with life by leveraging her staff. She challenges the "way it is" by meeting others where they are at when it comes to training and not putting everyone in the same box.  

Sara also emphasizes the importance of surrounding yourself with others that you can build up while they do the same for you. She shares what motivates her to get out of bed each day and how it has helped her achieve success.  

Don't miss this episode filled with inspiration and practical tips for anyone looking to excel in their career and personal life.  

To learn more about Sara and her work, check out Elite Transaction Coordinators. For more great podcasts that have made an impact on Sara, be sure to tune in to Socialy Modern and Money with Katie. If you're looking to enhance your design skills, Canva website is a great resource, while MileIQ website can help you track your mileage and expenses.  

Thank you for listening and don't forget to subscribe for more inspiring conversations!  

#FlourishMindset #TechInnovation #PersonalDevelopment #Podcasts #Canva #MileIQ 


Elite Transaction Coordinators: 

Socialy Modern podcast: 

Money with Katie podcast: 

Open to Close website: Canva website: 

MileIQ website:

Feb 28, 202333:19
Episode 9: The Importance of Having Diversification with Meg Maki

Episode 9: The Importance of Having Diversification with Meg Maki

In this episode of The Flourish Mindset, join host Hannah Bettenhausen as she chats with Meg Maki, a classic serial entrepreneur, photographer, real estate professional, and investor. With her vast portfolio of businesses, Meg shares invaluable advice on how to pivot, grow and diversify your investments to create a strong, stable and reliable income. Meg also shares her experiance on how the Rule of 3rds plays into business. Don't miss this insightful episode with Meg Maki and her unique perspectives on how to create the Flourish Mindset.

Feb 03, 202335:22
Episode 8: Being Intentional with your Marketing with Stacie Johnson

Episode 8: Being Intentional with your Marketing with Stacie Johnson

Stacie Johnson is a social media manager located in Fargo, ND while she helps her clients all over the country, she works with businesses to help keep them active on social media - so they can focus on other areas of their business! Stacie plans, creates, and schedules all of her clients' social media posts for Facebook and Instagram. Her mission is to increase brand awareness in her clients' communities! 

Make sure to Follow Stacie so you can get in on one of her amazing digital courses to help businesses take on their own social media.  

Listen to Hannah and Stacie talk about:

Being Consistent  

Being Intentional 

Being Authentic  


Being Mindful of your Mindset- push out the negative, welcome the positive, focus on the good of every situation.   


* Check out what Stacie offers! 

* Podcast with Jim Fortin: 

* The Gap and The Gain by Dan Sullivan: 

* Mindset: The New Psychology of Success By Carol Dweck: 


Jan 19, 202332:25
Episode 7: Be Obsessed About Your Business with Darsh Desai

Episode 7: Be Obsessed About Your Business with Darsh Desai

Join Hannah and Darsh are they talk about, over coming age bias, taking leaps of faith, living like no one else, and being obsessed in business.   

Darsh Desai has brokered more than 125+ commercial and residential real estate transactions in Minnesota and North Dakota. He also actively invests in commercial and multi-family properties. His personal portfolio consists of 100+ apartment units, self storage facility, and vacation rentals. Darsh has also successfully completed 35+ single family and multi-family repositions and flips. His expertise lies in operational management, underwriting, and deal sourcing. In his free time he enjoys reading, golf, and spending time with friends and family. He has lived in the Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN area for the past 8 years. 

Darsh's Book Suggestions: (these are affiliate links)  

Who Not How by Dan Sullivan-

The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz-

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki-

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas j. Stanley-

Dec 23, 202235:43
Episode 6: Building a Business With Culture at its Core with Sarah West

Episode 6: Building a Business With Culture at its Core with Sarah West

From Fractional CFOs, Risk Tolerances, to Leveraging brand awareness to build a solid team and making sure culture is sustained at your business's core. Hannah and Sarah talk about it all!   

Sometimes starting a business is about making money, or about putting something into that market that has never been seen before, sometimes its about living out your passions. Listen to what Sarah has to say about figuring out what her trigger was and why Family is at the center of everything she does.  

Sarah West (CMA, SPHR, CEC) is a CFO gone rogue. She has worked in the accounting and finance sector for almost 20 years, at each stop working her way up to key leadership roles, her most recent corporate role as the CFO at a regional real estate development company. Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree at Minnesota State University Moorhead and her MBA from North Dakota State University. In 2019, Sarah started Light Consulting to make business and life a little lighter for clients, offering fractional CFO services, accounting services, professional development training and coaching. In October 2022, Sarah became a co-owner of Dale Carnegie of North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota. Dale Carnegie’s values align perfectly with those of Light Consulting, and the two companies will be able to lift each other up in the years to come. Outside of work, Sarah works with several nonprofits in Fargo-Moorhead and lives in Ulen with her husband and three children.

Dec 10, 202247:56
The Importance of Leveraging Yourself with Guest Patrick Metzger
Nov 23, 202247:02
Episode 4: The Flouri$h Mindset with Hannah Bettenhausen- Joe Tjesvold

Episode 4: The Flouri$h Mindset with Hannah Bettenhausen- Joe Tjesvold

Joe Tjosvold founded Advertise Edge in 2017 as a junior MSUM business major and football player. From 2017 to 2021, Advertise Edge won multiple awards for their video work from the Telly's, Addy's, Davies, and Communicator Awards. In 2020, Joe shifted his focus to develop a new approach to video marketing that helps small businesses reduce their cost of video production. This approach streamlines project management and automates parts of video editing so his team could efficiently produce high-quality videos for a very reduced rate. In 2021, Chezy was launched!

Joe and Hannah chat about Joe's evolution from a company that films Superbowl level commercials to Chezy, a company focused on high level commercials and videos for every price point.

Join us as we talk about the importance of the 5AM Club, prepping for your day, and building a company based on trust and respect at all levels!

Nov 12, 202235:17
Episode 2: Why it's Important Sometimes To Just Start

Episode 2: Why it's Important Sometimes To Just Start

When do you stop researching and jump in? It is important to know your market and know your offerings but when you get so caught up in the research and the preparations, its time to stop thinking and start doing! Starting a business doesn't need to cost a lot of money, or take up every waking second. Ashley talking about finding something that fits your life, and passions, and leveraging it for success. Listen to Ashley's suggestions on helpful tools and books to get you started!  Connect with Ashley Hauer Email:

Oct 28, 202235:58


This is my pilot episode, welcome to my podcast, lets start moving towards Flourishing Entrepreneurship together. 

Oct 12, 202204:09