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Feb 26, 2016

Lindsay Ambrose is making everyday moments more meaningful as a woman, wife, and mother of three young children. She writes life recipes for being present, choosing love and finding more meaning in the moments that make up everyday.

Lindsay Ambrose

By making small positive changes in her life—including character, health, home, relationships, parenting and spirit—her outlook and mood positively changed. This positivity spread to her family. She sees parenting as an opportunity to evolve and grow as a person. She has learned to accept and appreciate more, making everyday moments with her children more joyful and meaningful.

In this episode of the Boss Mom podcast, Dana and Lindsay talk about the power of the morning, why self care is so important, and why Lindsay loves making life recipes. Let's dive right in.

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In this episode with Lindsay Ambrose you'll hear: 

  • Lindsay's journey to becoming a Boss Mom and how her husband played a role in getting started.
  • Living with a house full of littles and why self care is so important.
  • Why Dana loves the middle of the night feeding sessions.
  • Why we need to skip the idea of perfection and just share.
  • How Lindsay deals with overwhelm.

Recommended links and resources: 

Can I quote you on that? 

  • I don't know where things are going to lead, but I'm okay with that because I know I'm making a contribution to the world. - Lindsay
  • I can be the best for my kids if I'm being the best for myself. - Lindsay
  • My biggest challenge has been following my heart as it leads me to write. - Lindsay
  • It is up to me to create the career for myself. - Lindsay
  • The things that make you a little afraid always help you grow. - Lindsay
  • The morning is my time to think about where I'm at, where I want to be, and to get my day in check. - Lindsay
  • You can't get business unless you ask for it. - Dana

Connect with Lindsay Ambrose:

 If you're looking for daily tips and recipes for how to be more present, choose love in difficult moments, parent consciously and live intentionally connect with her  blog

Instagram / Facebook / Twitter

Connect with Dana: 

Boss Mom Facebook Community / Instagram / Periscope 

Feb 23, 2016

In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast Dana and NJ talk about how they handle their business when they have sick kids and the three main pillars of running an efficient growing business as an entrepreneur.  Let's dive right in!

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In this episode you'll here: 

  • Dana and NJ talk about how having kids home sick effects their business
  • How Dana and NJ handle their business when their kids are sick.... what they do get done and what they let go
  • Why the words automate, delegate, and eliminate are
  • A peek behind the scenes of the Boss Mom brand and how Dana runs her team.
  • Why Dana let go of her Dana Malstaff brand.
  • Why it is okay to take yourself out of the running.

Recommended Links:

Quotes:

  • I'm addicted to having a team to help me run my brand. It's amazing. I was at the zoo and got a notification that my team members were collaborating. It was magical. My brand was moving forward and I was spending time with my kids.  - Dana
  • The best team members are the ones who are also your ideal client. The value they provide beyond their skill set is as magical as rainbows, unicorns, and garden gnomes. - Dana & NJ
  • Automate. Delegate. Eliminate. It will change your business. - Dana
  • Don't be afraid to show your kids your work. Sow those seeds of entrepreneurship. My six year old just came to me with a business plan for his school fundraiser. -NJ

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Periscope (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

Feb 18, 2016

How to be productive and move your business forward when you're in the thick of it. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Dana shares how to be productive with smaller pockets of time.

Listen to the podcast: 

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Recommended Links: 

Can I quote you on that? 

  • You can always be productive.
  • Every time you go to the bathroom, find something you can do in the in between moments.
  • Figure out what you want to accomplish, make a check list so you know what needs to happen next.
  • We have to stop thinking that our lives are run in the same way as other people who have successful businesses but don't have little kids run their lives.
  • When you know what you want to accomplish, it is easy to write down and do the things you need to do to accomplish it.
  • We have to people of action. As moms, we're people of action. You help your kids grow and thrive, you can do that for your business too.
  • Productive amazing Boss Moms make decisions. It isn't always pretty, but we go for it and learn from our experience so we can execute it better next time.
  • You can't move forward if you tell yourself that you can't get things done in the in between moments of your day.
  • We can create an environment for ourselves where we can thrive. In order to do that, you have acknowledge what you can change and what you can't change.

Action Steps: 

  1. Think about what is really important to you. What is going to move the needle forward in your business? Be Honest.
  2. After that, make a list of things that need to get done. This is the start of your plan.
  3. Now you've got a calling card of awesome. Tackle your tasks and make it happen.

I don't want a bunch of amazing women and moms, beautiful creative Boss Moms feeling stagnant and like they can't accomplish anything because they don't have the time or the optimal environment to make it happen. I want you to feel like you've got the tools you need to succeed. You can create a thriving business and you owe it to yourself and family to do it. And to do it in a way that doesn't feel overwhelming.   

 

Apply to the Boss Mom Academy here. (www.boss-mom.com/academy)

Feb 17, 2016

This is a very special episode of the Boss Mom podcast. In this episode you'll hear Dana and NJ come together to talk about what's next for the Boss Mom Brand, share a few awesome tips, and share what's new with the Dana and NJ podcast episodes. Let's dive right in.

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • It is just so awesome to have a community. I love our Boss Mom Tribe. - Dana
  • The Boss Mom Academy is going to be a place where you can grow and gain momentum in your business, but you'll also be around people who understand that sometimes your kid is going to be home sick. - Dana
  • The Boss Mom Academy is going to be all about action and business. Dana
  • Business is people. - Dana's dad

Take the next step!

Head here to learn more and apply to be part of the first class of the Boss Mom Academy. (Make sure you apply soon, the applications deadline is Feb 28th and the program starts March 7th. 

 

Connect with us! 

 

 

Feb 11, 2016

Jaclyn Mellone is the mama behind the Chasing Dreams and Littles Incubator,  a monthly membership for mama business owners to grow their dream business that allows them to work less and live more!

One unique part about Jaclyn’s story is that she built a thriving community and business all from Instagram. She is now the go-to-gal for helping online business owners build an engaged community and Instagram sales funnel.

photo credit: Meg Mosher Photography
photo credit: Meg Mosher Photography

Her motto is, the juggle is real! Through her Facebook group, insanely interactive Instagram, and tight-knit Incubator, and one to one consulting, she’s here to help, share, inspire, laugh, cry, and shake up your approach to juggling family, home and business.

In this episode of the Boss Mom podcast Dana chats with Jaclyn about her Boss Mom journey and how her parents job's influenced her decisions. Let's dive right in.

Listen to the podcast: 
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In this episode you'll hear:

  • Jaclyn's Boss Mom journey from working in the corporate world to working from her dad to working.
  • How Jaclyn's college friends inspired her business Chasing Dreams and Chasing Littles.
  • Why Jaclyn changed her business name very early on.
  • Why Jaclyn obsessively listened to business podcasts for six months before she even had an idea for her business.
  • How Jaclyn grew her community and found her tribe.
  • All about Instagram including hashtags and community building
  • 5 easy ways write Twitter updates based on one piece of content.
  • How Jaclyn uses other Facebook groups to promote her own Facebook group. Hint... don't be spammy.
  • Why Jaclyn doesn't use her opt in as a requirement to join her Facebook group.
  • How Jaclyn deals with overwhelm.
  • How Jaclyn found a mentor from attending a webinar.
  • The three tools you need when you are starting a business.

Recommended links and resources: 

Can I quote you on that? 

  • I knew I wanted to have an entrepreneurial lifestyle when I did become a parent, so before I even got pregnant I left the corporate world. - Jaclyn
  • I left because I wanted flexibility- I didn't want to have to worry about counting sick days. - Jaclyn
  • My mom was home with us and I loved that. I always pictured being able to do the same with my kids. - Jaclyn
  • I struggled with wanting to chase an entrepreneurial dream like my dad was and wanting to be home for my kids like my mom was. Today, I get to have both. - Jaclyn
  • I like to wear heels with my pajamas. I'm a Boss Mom and I can do that. - Dana
  • I was terrible at hashtags on Instagram, until you told me I needed to use them. - Dana
  • Everything comes back to this one simple thing, what does your ideal follower want from you? Why would they want to follow you? -Jaclyn
  • If you hate a social media platform, then don't even worry about it. - Jaclyn
  • Instagram is a great place to meet people, but I love Facebook groups for deepening relationships. - Jaclyn
  • I leveraged my Facebook group by talking about it on Instagram. - Jaclyn
  • If you design something for your ideal client, they're going to want to join in on it. - Jaclyn
  • Just because someone is in your Facebook group doesn't mean that they're going to be the ideal client for your list. - Jaclyn
  • There are two things to do when you're overwhelmed. Push through it and make it happen, or prioritize and give yourself grace. - Jaclyn
  • Since starting my business, I've flipped my mentality of learning. Now, I'm learning what I need as I need it, instead of learning about something just in case I need it. - Jaclyn
  • Sitting in a mastermind hot seat a live event really helped me hone in on my business plan. - Jaclyn

Connect with Jaclyn:

Chasing Dreams and Chasing Littles: Chashing Dreams and Chasing Littles Incubator / Chasing Dreams and Chasing Littles Facebook Group / Chasing Dreams and Littles Instagram 

Instagram consulting:  Jaclyn Mellone

Connect with Dana:

Boss Mom Facebook Community / Instagram / Periscope 

Feb 4, 2016

Kathy Radigan is a writer, blogger, social media addict, mom to three, wife to one and owner of a possessed appliance. She posts a weekly essay each Sunday on her blog, My dishwasher's possessed! Kathy is the author of the viral post An Open Letter to My Teenage Son About Drinking and is a contributing author to three anthologies, Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness, Sunshine After the Storm: a survival guide for the grieving mother, and The HerStories Project: Women Explore the Joy, Pain and Power of Female Friendship. She is a Huffington Post Blogger and a contributor to What the Flicka and Scary Mommy. Her work has also been featured on, Yahoo, Elephant Journal, What to Expect,and other online publications. Kathy lives outside New York City with her family.

In this episode of the Boss Mom podcast, Dana chats with Kathy about her journey being an at home mom to a work at home mom, the process of syndicating her writing, and the tools Kathy uses to manage her business. Let's dive right in.

Listen to the podcast: 

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What you'll hear on this episode of the Boss Mom podcast: 

  • Kathy's journey from a mom who lived and died by her kid's schedule to a successful writer and blogger
  • Why Kathy decided to step away a successful magazine she started.
  • The process of syndicating her writing and why she only writes once a week.
  • How Kathy decides what to write about.
  • How Kathy manages the overwhelm.
  • What happened when Kathy struck up a conversation with a stranger and how that effected her business.
  • The tools Kathy uses to run her business.
  • What Kathy does to take care of herself.

Recommended links and resources: 

Kathy's favorite blogs to read:

Can I quote you on that? 

  • For the first 11 years of my motherhood, I could never thing of going into business. I was too busy with my kids. - Kathy
  • I started from scratch, just like everyone does. - Kathy
  • I went viral and it took me to a new level. - Kathy
  • You have goals and things happen organically. And then there is a snowball effect.
  • My kids spark my whole passion for everything. - Kathy
  • When life gets crazy, I like to call my parents. - Kathy
  • When I look at all of the challenges I have in my day to day, I just can't sweat the small stuff. - Kathy
  • My business is a family affair. - Kathy
  • I always say yes to everything. I can work out the details later. - Kathy
  • If the Today Show calls, you go. - Kathy
  • If you've got a new opportunity, say yes to the adventure. -Kathy
  • I don't use a lot of technology. Instead, I use my time well and ask for help when I need it. - Kathy
  • If you want to do something new, start small. Do one thing well, if that's all you can do. - Kathy
  • Mistakes are nothing to be ashamed of. - Kathy
  • I screw up daily and that's okay. The world has not come to an end. Instead of beating myself up, I try to learn from it. - Kathy
  • I started my own business because I wanted to do what I love. - Dana

Connect with Dana: 

Instagram / Periscope

Connect with Kathy: 

Website /  Facebook / Twitter / Google +

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