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Oct 25, 2016

When you want to do too many things. In this episode, Dana and NJ share their methods to dealing with #allthethings, and how they handle new business creation and suggestions on structuring your day and week. This show is sponsored by Holl and Lane Magazine.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Dana and NJ's suggestions when she has new business ideas.
  • Make a Venn diagram to create a focus when you have too many ideas of the combination of the following three things:
  1. Do what you love.
  2. What you are good at.
  3. Do what makes you money.
  • Building a business without a big budget.
  • Dana and NJ share how they manage their daily to-do list.
  • Theming your day and batching.
  • Why shiny object syndrome is a thing.
  • Feeling fulfilled by getting tasks accomplished.

Our Sponsor: Holl and Lane Magazine

 

Holl and Lane Magazine is more than a magazine. They are starting a movement for more honest media. Life isn't always perfect, and they're okay with that. They're focused on providing stories from real women about real life - the triumphs and the hardships. They want to let you know that you have a voice and a story. The mission behind their magazine is simple: each time you open up and share your story, you help someone feel less alone.

The magazine is published bimonthly. To get the discount to order issue 10, use the code bossmom at the Holl and Lane Store.

To order a yearly subscription, use the code BossMomSubscribe at Holl and Lane Magazine Subscriptions.

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • I have to ask what do I love the most and where can I generate the most revenue. - NJ
  • The more you get into the space for what you're really good at, the better off you'll be. - Dana
  • I have to stay focused, stay in my own lane and build the foundation of what I'm working on. - NJ
  • You want to tell people about who you care about. Getting people to love you is a good business strategy. - Dana
  • The calendar helps me define what I can do in one day. - Dana
  • I have to ask myself what the most important things are in my day. That's what I focus on for that day. - NJ
  • There are a lot of demands on our day as women, moms and entrepreneurs. - Dana
  • I cannot give from an empty well. I can't give if I don't take time and rest. - NJ

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

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We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both of us hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

Oct 21, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana tells how to leverage your work with me page on your website. This show is sponsored by T. Bosler Writing.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Why people go to your work with me page.
  • Think about the main aspect as to why people make decisions.
  • Building a bridge in decision making.
  • Make a seen on page.

Steps to making a work with me page:

  1. Showing they are in the right place by recognizing their frustrations. If you're unsure how to write these frustrations, ask your community.
  2. Show your reader where you will take them.
  3. Add a testimonial. A testimonial shows that you've helped others.
  4.  The what you want people to buy. It needs to be the features (what) and benefits (intangibles) you get when you invest. Be specific.
  5. Have an opt-in or exit pop up to get your visitor on your list. As your opt-in you should have where you've been seen.
  6. Pricing is a choice.
  7. Have a button for them to get on a call with you.

Show Sponsor: T. Bosler Writing

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Tara is offering a Holiday Stress Relief Writing Package: 25% off all her current rates! She offers repurposing services - taking Facebook live, videos, or podcasts and turns them into a blog on your website. That means $225 for three authored blog posts, $394 for three ghostwritten blog posts, and 25% all her web copy rates as well. Visit her website, T Bosler Writing, for more information on her services!

Mention Boss Mom for your 25% off holiday stress relief package!

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Can I quote you on that?

  • Ever single thing you write is a sales page. - Dana
  • You're not just telling people what they can get, it's recognizing what drives people to hire you. - Dana
  • Figure out how to bridge the gap between where someone is at and show them how to get to the other side and being positive in their decision making. - Dana
  • In sales, take the experts formula, follow the guidance until it's perfected, then tweek it. - Dana's dad
  • People want to work with people they trust and those with whom they feel comfortable with. - Dana

Connect with Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

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Oct 20, 2016

Letting Go of Your Past & Embracing Your Gift with Michelle Dempsey. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Michelle shares her passions in business and empowering women, and how she thrives in community. Sponsored by Throwing Pinecones Gathering.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Michelle's fast but fierce journey into business and motherhood.
  • What act, receive, believe means in her business.
  • How she's built her business into a thriving business.
  • The importance of having a niche.
  • What strategy means to Michelle.
  • The power of telling your why.
  • Michelle's passion to empower women, and how she uses her business in that passion.
  • How a rock bottom moment changed Michelle's life.

Our Podcast Sponsor: Throwing Pinecones Gathering

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The Throwing Pincones Gathering is a one-day event in Portland, OR, to help Christian women foster vulnerability, growth and depth in Christ. At the Throwing Pinecones Gathering, you will be equipped with the tools you need to seek this strength and courage and empower you to utilize them. All proceeds of the event go to benefit the human trafficking education and awareness through the organization She Has a Name.

To get your ticket to the event, visit their website, Throwing Pinecones.

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that? 

  • I turned my blog into a business, blood, sweat and tears, with the help of my tribe. - Michelle
  • You have to sell yourself better than anyone else can. - Michelle
  • I'm a fierce believer in the 'girl gang'. - Michelle
  • A strategy is just a fancy word for a plan. It's like a roadmap. - Michelle
  • When you're putting yourself out as a new business person, everything needs to make sense in your brand. - Michelle
  • My past is something that's going to make a difference for tomorrow. - Michelle
  • A lot of women who can't get their business started is because they're holding themselves back. - Dana

More about our guest, Michelle Dempsey.

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A writer, a dreamer, an entrepreneur, and above all things, a mother, Michelle Dempsey recently turned a passionate hobby into a thriving career. Internationally published and known for her ability to connect with readers on a deeper level, Michelle launched her own business, Michelle Dempsey: Very Well-Written, offering writing and editing services, business coaching, branding expertise, and social media strategy to businesses of all kinds. She speaks to female audiences regularly on topics including empowerment, personal development, and business success. Visit any of her websites to read more of her work, or her personal blog, The Trusted Mama, to read her honest tales of motherhood, marriage, everything in between.

Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Instagram

Connect with Dana: Instagram / The Boss Mom Facebook community (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
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Oct 18, 2016

What to share with your community (boundaries and responsibilities). In this episode, Dana and NJ give strategy and offer real life suggestions in interacting with community on Facebook. This show is sponsored by Holl and Lane Magazine.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Talking about issues in your community.
  • Limiting boundaries in sharing within your communities.
  • How to authentically grow your business in communities.
  • Roles and responsibilities in sharing to your community.
  • NJ shares real life roles in her own Facebook group.
  • Creating a group that thrives.
  • Dana gives her strategy for posting in Facebook groups.
  • How social media is meant to be social.

Our Sponsor: Holl and Lane Magazine

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Holl and Lane Magazine is more than a magazine. They are starting a movement for more honest media. Life isn't always perfect, and they're okay with that. They're focused on providing stories from real women about real life - the triumphs and the hardships. They want to let you know that you have a voice and a story. The mission behind their magazine is simple: each time you open up and share your story, you help someone feel less alone.

The magazine is published bimonthly. To get the discount to order issue 10, use the code bossmom at http://www.hollandlanemag.com/shop/.

To order a yearly subscription, use the code BossMomSubscribe at http://www.hollandlanemag.com/subscriptions/.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • Know what your purpose is in being part of a community and let that drive you. - NJ
  • There are women in the Boss Mom Facebook group who are growing their businesses by answering questions and being helpful. - Dana
  • One of the core values of the Boss Mom group is to give more than you get. - NJ
  • At some point in your community, there's no way you can be in the group all the time and help every person. - Dana
  • If a daily prompt is important enough to the group owner, I want to take care to answer the question. - NJ
  • If we focus on sharing and supporting in community, we feel like we're giving back. - Dana
  • You never know when the thing you're sharing is the one thing that makes things work for someone. - Dana
  • How does it make you feel when someone shows they are attentive? - Dana

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  2. Tap the Search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
  7. Tap Write a Review at the bottom.
  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  10. Enter title text and content to leave a review.
  11. Tap Send.

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both of us hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

Oct 14, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana shares secrets to finding your ideal client and growing your business through the application of these steps. This show is sponsored by T. Bosler Writing.

 

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • What constant learning mode is.
  • Implementing things into practice is scary.
  • Learning mode can be really great!
  • The opportunity cost to being in learning mode.
  • What we need to use learning mode for.
  • How to get out of learning mode.
  • Some ground rules for staying focused.
  • Having a budget to get courses and support that helps you and your business.
  • Execution in saying no.

Show Sponsor: T. Bosler Writing

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Tara is offering a Holiday Stress Relief Writing Package: 25% off all her current rates! That means $225 for three authored blog posts, $394 for three ghostwritten blog posts, and 25% all her web copy rates as well. Visit her website, T Bosler Writing, for more information on her services!

Mention Boss Mom for your 25% off holiday stress relief package!

Referenced in the show:

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Can I quote you on that?

  • We feel lost or like we need to learn something so we jump into learning. - Dana
  • I take in and learn things exactly when I need it. - Pat Flynn
  • You cannot take action if you are continually in learning mode. - Dana
  • Say no to the things that are not the right time for you to learn. - Dana
  • You have to go from learning mode to creation mode to action mode to implementation mode. - Dana
  • Tweek and tweek until you find what works. - Dana
  • Before you go and buy another course, invest in a coach or specialist who will help you implement. - Dana
  • If you're really clear about what you want to do in 90 days and if something doesn't align with that, say no. - Dana

Connect with Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  2. Tap the Search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
  7. Tap Write a Review at the bottom.
  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  10. Enter title text and content to leave a review.
  11. Tap Send.
Oct 13, 2016

Eating Clean and Cooking Dirty with Samantha Rodgers. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Samantha and Dana talk about eating healthy, establishing good food relationships and creating a good eating plan. Sponsored by Throwing Pinecones Gathering.

 

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How Samantha started out in design, and the journey that her passions have led her on.
  • Samantha's experience in becoming a mom.
  • How she found that keeping things minimal and took little steps made all the difference.
  • Meal prep made simple.
  • Making food a family ritual.
  • Keeping food shopping and meals simplified and stress-free.
  • Changing the way you eat and establishing a healthy relationship with food.
  • How Samantha transformed her mornings to overcome overwhelm.

Our Podcast Sponsor: Throwing Pinecones Gathering

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The Throwing Pincones Gathering is a one-day event in Portland, OR, to help Christian women foster vulnerability, growth and depth in Christ. At the Throwing Pinecones Gathering, you will be equipped with the tools you need to seek this strength and courage and empower you to utilize them. All proceeds of the event go to benefit the human trafficking education and awareness through the organization She Has a Name.

To get your ticket to the event, visit their website, Throwing Pinecones.

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that? 

  • I thought I never wanted to do anything with food. - Samantha
  • You brought your life back to balance with paleo and CrossFit. - Dana
  • Our gifts are shown highlighted necessities - Dana
  • What steps do I need to take and how long will it take to see results from those steps. - Samantha
  • We're not looking for more, we're looking for what matters. - Samantha
  • You can spend 1-2 hours a week prepping, so you spend 20 minutes a day in the kitchen cooking. - Samantha
  • Are you going to teach your kids to eat healthy? It's a choice you have to make. - Dana
  • Any change we make around food, it needs to start at the epicenter and that's at home. - Samantha
  • Stop going to the grocery store and picking up food, pick up meals instead. - Dana

*Photo credit: Samantha Rodgers. This is the hamburger that Dana mentions in the podcast episode.

More about our guest, Samantha Rodgers.

Sam is a Boss-Mom with a passion for food. Her love of food has grown from her family history. Today, she combines her love of food and her ability to simplify the process of cooking to help mom's increase family time and decrease kitchen time without sacrificing clean delicious meals.

Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Free Trial

Connect with Dana: Instagram / The Boss Mom Facebook community (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
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  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
  7. Tap Write a Review at the bottom.
  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  10. Enter title text and content to leave a review.
  11. Tap Send.
Oct 11, 2016

How to get What you Want in Life & Business. In this episode, Dana and NJ give the ins and outs of how to take action and get what you want out of life and business. This show is sponsored by high-performance coach, Stacy Tuschl.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Ways to pitch yourself to get what you want.
  • Creating a story that sets you apart.
  • If you own a business, you have to sell.
  • Handling rejection and finding the root of the fear.
  • You have to program your brain to believe you are spreading your story and your message.
  • The words to stop using to be action oriented.
  • What words to take out of your sales pages.

Our Sponsor: High-Performance Coach, Stacy Tuschl

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Would you love your marketing done for you? High-performance coach, Stacy Tuschl is hosting a contest right now with a $10,000 prize. Stacy built her own million dollar business and wants to help 1 lucky winner create their next million dollar marketing plan. The winner will get to work with Stacy 1 on 1 in her Marketing Accelerator program, as well as other great prizes including a bonus for all of those that enter! To enter the contest, use this link: www.HighPerformingMom.com

Stacy Tuschl is an entrepreneur and Business Performance Strategist. She started her first business in her parents' backyard at the age of 18 and turned that company into a 7 figure business. Author of the #1 international bestselling book, “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success and is the host of the top-rated podcast Business Rescue Road Map.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • You have to decide what you want, know what benefit is for the other person, and ask for what you want. - NJ
  • Get past what you are trying to promote and highlight your story and why you are interested in helping people. - Dana
  • You are what sets you apart. What part of your story makes you unique. - NJ
  • If someone says no, it's not personal, it's business. - NJ
  • Make a commitment to say action words. - Dana
  • Asking for something is a muscle you have to stretch, the more you work it, the more comfortable you feel, you have to work it! - Dana
  • Don't build the things you hate into your business, but if it's fear of the unknown, dive in anyway! - Dana

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  2. Tap the Search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
  7. Tap Write a Review at the bottom.
  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  10. Enter title text and content to leave a review.
  11. Tap Send.

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both of us hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

Oct 7, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana shares secrets to finding your ideal client and growing your business through the application of these steps. This show is sponsored by high-performance coach Stacy Tuschl.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Assume positive intent when something doesn't go the way you planned!
  • Stop being so hard on yourself.
  • You have to create a visibility plan.
  • Ideas for creating visibility in your niche.
  • Knowing your ideal client.
  • How to research your ideal client.
  • Having a way for people to get in contact with you.

Show Sponsor: High-Performance Coach, Stacy Tuschl

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Would you love your marketing done for you? High-performance coach, Stacy Tuschl is hosting a contest right now with a $10,000 prize. Stacy built her own million dollar business and wants to help 1 lucky winner create their next million dollar marketing plan. The winner will get to work with Stacy 1 on 1 in her Marketing Accelerator program, as well as other great prizes including a bonus for all of those that enter! To enter the contest, use this link: www.HighPerformingMom.com

Stacy Tuschl is an entrepreneur and Business Performance Strategist. She started her first business in her parents' backyard at the age of 18 and turned that company into a 7 figure business. Author of the #1 international bestselling book, “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success and is the host of the top-rated podcast Business Rescue Road Map.

Referenced in the show:

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Can I quote you on that?

  • Create a story around what you do and how you got started in your business. - Dana
  • You can't sell to someone unless you know your ideal client and how to answer their problems. - Dana
  • If people can't find you, then your business won't grow. - Dana

Connect with Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  2. Tap the Search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
  7. Tap Write a Review at the bottom.
  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  10. Enter title text and content to leave a review.
  11. Tap Send.
Oct 6, 2016

How to be the CEO of Your Own Business with Maggie Patterson. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Maggie shares her tips, tricks and best practices when starting a business and hiring a coach. Sponsored by Throwing Pinecones Gathering.

 

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Maggie's boss mom journey complete with her starting her own business at 18!
  • Her current business.
  • The answer to the question of how to find a first client as an entrepreneur.
  • The power of networking.
  • Hiring and outsourcing as business owners.
  • Investing in a business coach.
  • What is important for a new business owner.

Our Podcast Sponsor: Throwing Pinecones Gathering

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The Throwing Pincones Gathering is a one-day event in Portland, OR, to help Christian women foster vulnerability, growth and depth in Christ. At the Throwing Pinecones Gathering, you will be equipped with the tools you need to seek this strength and courage and empower you to utilize them. All proceeds of the event go to benefit the human trafficking education and awareness through the organization She Has a Name.

To get your ticket to the event, visit their website, Throwing Pinecones Ministry.

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that? 

  • If you're an entrepreneur at heart, you're going to figure business out as you go. - Maggie
  • It's important to get really good with what you do and getting known for that expertise. - Maggie
  • One to one networking is important! - Maggie
  • Selling is an invitation and allowing others to see what you're offering. - Maggie
  • Get a coach before you get a course because a coach will be helping you directly. - Dana
  • When working with a coach, you really need to have chemistry and a connection before you put down money. - Maggie
  • If you can look at a 12-week chunk, goals don't seem so overwhelming. - Maggie

More about our guest, Maggie Patterson.

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Maggie Patterson is a copywriter and communications strategist. She works hands-on with entrepreneurs to help them market their businesses, using content and communications strategies along with copy that converts, to meet business goals.

With more than 15 years of experience, she has worked with companies of all sizes from big brands to solopreneurs. After cutting her teeth during the dot-com bubble and bust in Canada’s leading PR agency, Maggie started her own highly successful marketing and communications consultancy.

Wife of the local volunteer fire chief and mom of the 11-year old Lego King, Maggie loves travel, her half acre outdoor oasis in the middle of nowhere, reading, papercrafts, wine and far too many other things to possibly list.

Facebook / Twitter / Website / Podcast

Connect with Dana: Instagram / The Boss Mom Facebook community (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

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Oct 4, 2016

How to Break Up With Clients That Don't Fit. In this episode, Dana and NJ talk through and role play breaking up with clients who are not the right fit for your business. This show is sponsored by high-performance coach, Stacy Tuschl.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • What happens when you don't work with the right people.
  • Ideas for gracefully breaking up with clients.
  • How breaking up with the wrong clients can be liberating.
  • You have to work with people you really love.
  • Creating boundaries with clients and sticking to them.
  • Fear of losing revenue and clients.
  • The easiest way to change it up with clients.
  • Referring others to give a good client experience.
  • NJ and Dana role play breaking up with clients.

Our Sponsor: High-Performance Coach, Stacy Tuschl

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Would you love your marketing done for you? High performance coach, Stacy Tuschl is hosting a contest right now with a $10,000 prize. Stacy built her own million dollar business and wants to help 1 lucky winner create their next million dollar marketing plan. The winner will get to work with Stacy 1 on 1 in her Marketing Accelerator program, as well as other great prizes including a bonus for all of those that enter! To enter the contest, use this link: www.HighPerformingMom.com

Stacy Tuschl is an entrepreneur and Business Performance Strategist. She started her first business in her parents' backyard at the age of 18 and turned that company into a 7 figure business. Author of the #1 international bestselling book, “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success and is the host of the top rated podcast Business Rescue Road Map.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • You realistically have to expect that breaking up with clients will happen at least once. - Dana
  • I care about the boundaries I have for myself when working with clients. - NJ
  • Doing what right for my business is best for me and my family. - NJ
  • What you do as a mom entrepreneur has to be as fulfilling as hanging out with your kids. - Dana
  • Changing up your business model creates the freedom to break up with clients. - Dana
  • Working is easier when you working with people you enjoy spending time with. - Dana

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

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Sep 30, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana shares an ah-ha moment and what happens if you don't use "it". This show's out of this world sponsor is Starship Family Journey.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How you will lose "it" if you don't use "it".
  • Daily practices you should take.
  • Staying in tune with your strengths.
  • Seizing ah-ha moments.
  • When you charge in your business by expertise.

Show Sponsor: Starship Family Journey

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Admiral Laura has launched a new sci-fi fun membership group called Starship Family Journey which creates fun and engaging ways for you to bring science and science fiction into your child’s world.

You can try it by going to StarshipFamilyJourney.com/bossmom and taking the free five-day solar system adventure. Each week has a new themed adventure to discuss at dinner time, with activities, meal ideas, and downloadable content.

Laura's out of this world membership is starting soon! If you sign up by October 7th, you can get the special starting price of $20 per month (30% off). Boss Moms who sign up will get a free Starship Family Journey Logbook (a twelve dollar value) just by using the membership code BOSSMOM (no spaces). The Logbook makes it easy for you to record your fun space adventures, pictures, and achievement stickers that your kids will earn. So check it out at StarshipFamilyJourney.com/bossmom.

Laura is a mom of two who has written space science books. She enjoys spending time with her family.

Referenced in the show:

Can I quote you on that?

  • In some ways, as we grow in business, parenting, and life, that we will grow and change. - Dana
  • Every day has to be a day where we assess what our priorities are. - Dana
  • When we decide to be action takers, we have to be okay with making decisions. - Dana
  • When you stop doing something that's important, you'll be rusty. - Dana
  • Consciously know and prioritize what you want to be good at. - Dana
  • Be really clear where you are spending your time. - Dana

Connect with Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

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Sep 29, 2016

Episode 119: The Miracle Morning for Parents & Families with Lindsay McCarthy. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast Lindsay and Dana talk about raising intentional children through the Miracle Morning. Sponsored by the out of this world Starship Family Journey

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Lindsay's boss mom journey.
  • Writing a book with Hal Elrod and doing a collaboration.
  • The Miracle Morning book.
  • Incorporating your kids and engaging with them in tasks and practices.
  • How doing the Miracle Morning is cultivating mindful practices into your kids.
  • How Lindsay handles overwhelm and schedules self-care.

Our Podcast Sponsor: Starship Family Journey

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Admiral Laura has launched a new sci-fi fun membership group called Starship Family Journey which creates fun and engaging ways for you to bring science and science fiction into your child’s world.

You can try it by going to StarshipFamilyJourney.com/bossmom and taking the free five-day solar system adventure. Each week has a new themed adventure to discuss at dinner time, with activities, meal ideas, and downloadable content.

Laura's out of this world membership is starting soon! If you sign up by October 7th, you can get the special starting price of $20 per month (30% off). Boss Moms who sign up will get a free Starship Family Journey Logbook (a twelve dollar value) just by using the membership code BOSSMOM (no spaces). The Logbook makes it easy for you to record your fun space adventures, pictures, and achievement stickers that your kids will earn. So check it out at StarshipFamilyJourney.com/bossmom.

Laura is a mom of two who has written space science books. She enjoys spending time with her family.

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that? 

  • Our kids injected themselves into our Miracle Morning practice. They learned to practice meditation and affirmations along with us. - Lindsay
  • Teaching your kids to be intentional about serving others. - Lindsay
  • Seeing generosity in your kids because we hope to see that but you can't always tell if you are teaching that. - Dana
  • Our mornings seem chaotic. I want to create a fun morning routine for my family. - Dana
  • I make sure I'm filling myself up so I can fill my kids up. - Lindsay

More about our guest, Lindsay McCarthy.

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Lindsay is first and foremost a wife to her loving husband, Mike and mother of two amazing kids, Tyler and Ember. She is also the co-author of the book The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families. She is the co-creator of GratefulParent.com and the CEO, Chief Enabling Officer, of their homeschool. Lindsay has a love for travel and a passion for helping others.

Facebook / Grateful Parent Facebook / Grateful Parent Blog

Connect with Dana: Instagram / The Boss Mom Facebook community (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

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  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
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Sep 27, 2016

Building Your Team at All Stages of Your Business. In this episode, Dana and NJ talk about hiring team members to benefit yourself and your business. This show is sponsored by the out of this world Starship Family Journey.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How it's hard to find mom friends.
  • Strategic movement towards making friends.
  • Three steps to making friends in person.
  • NJ's suggestions for making groups online.
  • Finding a place where you belong and you can find friends.
  • How to compare business to making friends.

Our Sponsor: Starship Family Journey

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Admiral Laura has launched a new sci-fi fun membership group called Starship Family Journey which creates fun and engaging ways for you to bring science and science fiction into your child’s world.

You can try it by going to StarshipFamilyJourney.com/bossmom and taking the free five-day solar system adventure. Each week has a new themed adventure to discuss at dinner time, with activities, meal ideas, and downloadable content.

Laura's out of this world membership is starting soon! If you sign up by October 7th, you can get the special starting price of $20 per month (30% off). Boss Moms who sign up will get a free Starship Family Journey Logbook (a twelve dollar value) just by using the membership code BOSSMOM (no spaces). The Logbook makes it easy for you to record your fun space adventures, pictures, and achievement stickers that your kids will earn. So check it out at StarshipFamilyJourney.com/bossmom.

Laura is a mom of two who has written sci-fi books. She loves being nerdy with her family and walking her dog.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • I am at my best form when I am in community. - NJ
  • You have to make having mom friends a priority. - NJ
  • If you want mom friends, you have to work at it. - Dana
  • Always be closing the friendship deal, just like in business. - NJ
  • You should want to have friends because it makes parenting easier. - Dana

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
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  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
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Sep 23, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana shares an exciting information about selling through giving away aha moments.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Why are you doing what you are doing for your business?
  • What you need to figure out and how it will affect your business.
  • Chasing your passion in business.
  • Action steps on forming a business or pivoting in a business.

Referenced in the show:

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Can I quote you on that?

  • Most of what I do in my business is sharing my passion. - Dana
  • Your why might have several layers. - Dana
  • Your why has to mix with your passions. - Dana
  • There is money everywhere and I want you to be making it. - Dana

Connect with Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
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Sep 22, 2016

Being Boss & Being a Boss Mom with Kathleen Shannon from Being Boss. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, . Sponsored by the delicious Prep Dish! *This episode has explicit and non-kid friendly moments.*

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How Kathleen doesn't feel like she doesn't fit the traditional "mom entrepreneur" mold.
  • Being sexy and being mom.
  • Being Boss Podcast with her sister.
  • Having two businesses and one kid, and how to juggle.
  • Planning an annual calendar.
  • How Kathleen handles being in the midst of overwhelm.
  • Kathleen's struggle with depression.
  • Parenting and starting a new norm.

Our Podcast Sponsor: Prep Dish

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Prepdish.com is a subscription based meal prep service. The creator of PrepDish, Allison, is a chef, nutritionist and registered dietitian.

There are two options for meals, gluten free and paleo. When you sign up, you’ll receive an email every week with a grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. After only 2 hours of prepping on the weekend, you’ll have all of your meals ready for the entire week. You’ll save time and have amazingly delicious meals like Smoky Paprika Chicken Legs with Roasted Carrots, Parsnips & Fennel or Turkey & Zucchini Lasagna.

And, Allison is offering listeners a free 2-week trial to all Boss Moms. You can’t beat that. Check out PrepDish.com/bossmom for this amazing deal! For the free 2-week trial, use code Bossmom.

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that? 

  • Getting a business partner is like getting into a marriage. - Kathleen
  • We have a huge calendar where we map out promotions and plan our launches accordingly. - Kathleen
  • When you have a business that is working, you have to grow and refine. - Dana
  • Recognize what works for you and use that to your strength. - Dana
  • It's a special type of woman who is a stay at home mom. - Dana
  • I love my son watching me do what I do best, I'm excited for him to see me work and influence his future. - Kathleen
  • I surround myself with women who are supportive and non-judgmental. - Kathleen
  • Parenting is the same as entrepreneurship, it's all about decisions. - Dana

More about our guest, Kathleen Shannon.

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Kathleen Shannon is co-founder of Braid Creative where she focuses on personal branding for creative entrepreneurs who blend work and life. Kathleen co-hosts the Being Boss podcast for creatives where she shares everything she knows about getting in the boss mindset, habits and routines, and living the boss life. When she's not recording a podcast or writing for her audience she is traveling all over the world looking for her next adventure, going on Pokemon hunts with her husband and kid, or working out in the boxing gym.

Being Boss / Braid Creative / Instagram

Connect with Dana: Instagram / The Boss Mom Facebook community (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

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Sep 20, 2016

Building Your Team at All Stages of Your Business. In this episode, Dana and NJ talk about hiring team members to benefit yourself and your business. This show is sponsored by Legacy Creative Company.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Building a team and adding new team members.
  • Team roles in a business.
  • A shift in the Boss Mom team.
  • Preliminary thoughts and steps for growing a team.
  • Why the Boss Mom team is so great (Dana's secret).
  • Why adding a team member is so important.
  • Money and hiring.

Our Sponsor:

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Danielle Roberts, Virtual Assistant and owner of Legacy Creative Company, is a VA for small business owners who is passionate about helping others grow their business through finding the right help for them. My service offerings include the virtual assistant strategy sessions and small business growth strategy through virtual concierge services.

In addition to loving her work as a member of the Boss Mom team, Danielle is a full-time wife to Lucas, and mother of three wonderful babies. As a Boss Mom, she loves working from home where she has the freedom to hug babies and make a difference in the businesses of others at the same time!

To schedule a strategy session with Danielle at the special Boss Mom discount price, use the link http://bit.ly/lccobossmom.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • "No Boss Mom is an Island. - NJ
  • Even the most time productive people will be better if they add team members. - NJ
  • If the people on your team do what they love doing, then they will do it better and love their job. - Dana
  • When you're growing a business, your business expenses will grow. - Dana
  • You should hire someone before you buy another course. - Dana
  • There's a push to automate, I don't automate my relationship with my community. - Dana
  • Having people on my team who I love and I love interacting with are not only invested in the brand, but investing in each other. - Dana
  • The best thing we can do as a boss is to cultivate those working for us and build them up. - Dana

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
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  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
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We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both of us hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

Sep 16, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana shares an exciting information about selling through giving away aha moments. Sponsored by the Boss Mom Retreat!

Listen to the podcast: 

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Giving away the right parts of your business.
  • A lesson in letting potential clients learn.
  • Strategy in selling for your business that works.

The Show Sponsor:

The Boss Mom Retreat is being held in San Diego, CA on January 27 and 28, 2017! We want to make this a fun AND impactful event for you. So we are going to make sure the event is easy to get to, fun to attend, comfortable, interesting, exciting, invigorating, relaxing, amazing, and so much more.

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Referenced in the show:

Can I quote you on that?

  • Give your aha moments away like it's confetti. - Dana
  • Hold your execution methods sacred. - Dana
  • The buy in is that your potential client believes they are valuable. - Dana
  • You have to give the aha moments first, then the execution methods follow. - Dana

Connect with Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
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  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
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  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
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Sep 15, 2016

Routines, Nannies, and letting go while still working hard with Melanie Duncan. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Melanie and Dana explore what it looks like to start a business and grow multi-million dollar companies. Sponsored by the delicious Prep Dish!

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How Melanie started her businesses before her baby was born.
  • Making strategic choices while pregnant and preparing for the baby.
  • Prioritizing a business with having babies.
  • Working after becoming a mother.
  • Transitioning in business.
  • Melanie's tips with handling overwhelm.
  • Motivation from Melanie.

Our Podcast Sponsor:

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Prepdish.com is a subscription based meal prep service. The creator of PrepDish, Allison, is a chef, nutritionist and registered dietitian.

There are two options for meals, gluten free and paleo. When you sign up, you’ll receive an email every week with a grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. After only 2 hours of prepping on the weekend, you’ll have all of your meals ready for the entire week. You’ll save time and have amazingly delicious meals like Smoky Paprika Chicken Legs with Roasted Carrots, Parsnips & Fennel or Turkey & Zucchini Lasagna.

And, Allison is offering listeners a free 2-week trial to all Boss Moms. You can’t beat that. Check out PrepDish.com/bossmom for this amazing deal! For the free 2-week trial, use code Bossmom.

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that? 

  • I wish I would have planned for my pregnancy more in my business. - Melanie
  • I am making strategic choices for what I want my business to look like. - Melanie
  • My daughter, as a baby, is not going to remember if I change every single poopy diaper. I don't think as a mom, you should ever feel guilty about taking time to take care of yourself! - Melanie
  • 80% of the profits in our business are probably coming from 20% of our work. - Melanie
  • I created the programs I wished I had when I got started in entrepreneurship. - Melanie
  • In building a brand, I had to realize how to foster relationships and trust in people. - Melanie
  • The brand showcases all the things I can do because I've built my business. - Melanie
  • It's important to surround yourself with people doing bigger and better things in life. - Melanie
  • What are the core things in my business? If I stray from those, I will experience overwhelm. - Melanie
  • Give yourself grace and gratitude at the beginning and end of the day. - Dana
  • It's good to have something specific in life and business to keep you motivated. - Melanie
  • Give yourself grace as both a mother and an entrepreneur, and know that's enough. - Melanie

More about our guest, Melanie Duncan.

Melanie Duncan's diverse and comprehensive background is what sets her apart and provides a solid foundation in all that she do. Over the last several years, she have started multi-million dollar businesses in a variety of industries from fashion and home decor to online education. Because of this she is able to guide entrepreneurs towards growth in all kinds of industries from a place of practical, real life experience - and get people BIG results.
To find out more about Melanie, visit her website.

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Connect with Dana: Instagram / The Boss Mom Facebook community (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
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  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
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  11. Tap Send.
Sep 13, 2016

How to plan for baby or business #2. In this episode, Dana and NJ ponder the best practices and how to take the next step in having another baby or business. This show is sponsored by the awesome Lil' Labels - check out the discount now!

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • The stages of life with business or family where adding an addition is possible.
  • Calculating risk or taking a leap of faith.
  • Second businesses.
  • Following your passions, rather than money, into a business.
  • How to handle when your family doesn't understand what you do.
  • Practical steps to planning for another business or baby.

Our Sponsor:

Lil' Labels

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For moms who love easy. They are writeable, waterproof labels for daycare and school. They stick on all things baby and kiddo, like baby bottles, clothing, lunch containers ... and are washable and worry-free.

Boss Moms can save 30% off their order with code "BOSSMOM30".

Minna is a mom of two little girls. She absolutely loves being an entrepreneur.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • You're adding challenges into your life, but you already know kind of what that looks like. - Dana
  • There are entrepreneurs who plan, but there are those who put their mind to it and take a leap. - NJ
  • Sometimes you give birth to second businesses out of necessity. - NJ
  • You have to do something that follows your passion. - Dana
  • You have to show your kids what it looks like to work. - NJ
  • When you integrate your babies with your business, the more you will see that they work together. - NJ
  • Just jump in and do it. - Dana and NJ

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

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Sep 9, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana applies the 20 mile march concept into business work and life.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How to move forward in your business to create success.
  • How applicable the 20 Mile March video is to business.
  • Consistency and balance to success.

Referenced in the show:

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Can I quote you on that?

  • Create the consistency in your business you want to see. - Dana
  • Create a balance in your productivity. - Dana
  • When the energy is high, don't overwork yourself. - Dana
  • Every day we are given ah-ha opportunities. We have to choose to pay attention to them. - Dana

Connect with Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

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Sep 8, 2016

How to Get Past Money Blocks and Create Abundance with Tonya Rineer. 

In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Tonya gives practical and applicable advice on working through money mindset blocks. This episodes sponsor is Prepdish.com.

 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How Tonya's unique background has sculpted her incredible coaching work.
  • Why she started her own business.
  • An abundance mindset.
  • The money mindset of richness.
  • Communicating to others.
  • Tonya's organic growth into her current growth.
  • Ways to cultivate value for services.
  • How getting to the root of money blocks impacts money growth.

Sponsor:

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And, Allison is offering listeners a free 2-week trial to all Boss Moms. You can’t beat that. Check out PrepDish.com/bossmom for this amazing deal! 

For the free 2-week trial, use code Bossmom

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • Every one of us has a struggle, it makes us who we are. - Tonya
  • Money mindset is getting yourself into the place where you have a healthy relationship with money. - Tonya
  • Abundance is getting to a place where you feel like you have enough. - Tonya
  • Being rich is being comfortable and having the freedom to choose. - Tonya
  • I've learned to set aside the fake and it has positively impacted my business. - Tonya
  • Setting a price for our services tests the limits of how much we believe in ourselves when we assess our value. - Dana
  • Finding what you are good at, finding the ideal clients and having a great client builds value. - Tonya

More about our guest, Tonya Rineer.

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Tonya Rineer is a Money Mindset Mentor who helps women entrepreneurs discover their true profit potential and get off the financial roller coaster for good.
 
Tonya’s unique teaching style puts a practical spin on the law of attraction principals that help women gain control of their money, breakthrough their money blocks and dramatically increase their income.
 
As a speaker, trainer and entrepreneur, Tonya is passionate about helping women in business. Her core mission is to help women all over the world change the way they think and feel about money. Find her at www.TonyaRineer.com
 
Get her Attraction Formula: 6 Steps to Creating Abundance at http://tonyarineer.com/formula/

Website / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Pinterest

Connect with Dana: Instagram / The Boss Mom Facebook community (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  2. Tap the Search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
  7. Tap Write a Review at the bottom.
  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  10. Enter title text and content to leave a review.
  11. Tap Send.
Sep 6, 2016

Everyone needs a Momcation. In this episode, Dana and NJ talk about how to refresh your life and soul by taking a momcation. This show is sponsored by the awesome Lil' Labels - check out the discount now!

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • The definition of a momcation.
  • Things to do during a momcation.
  • Why it's important to take time for yourself.
  • How you can get single focused in your life.
  • Ways to take mini-momcation at home.
  • Encouragement to do things for yourself more frequently.

Our Sponsor:

Lil' Labels

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For moms who love easy. They are writeable, waterproof labels for daycare and school. They stick on all things baby and kiddo, like baby bottles, clothing, lunch containers ... and are washable and worry-free.

Boss Moms can save 30% off their order with code "BOSSMOM30".

Minna is a mom of two little girls. She absolutely loves being an entrepreneur.

Recommended links and resources:

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • The purpose of this time is to fill every reserve well to refresh. - NJ
  • I do things that make me happy and feel loved. - NJ
  • Because I'm fulfilled by my business, I forget that there are other things that fulfill me. - Dana
  • See where you can fit in a momcation in the next six months. - Dana
  • Make a goal to feed your soul daily. - NJ

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  2. Tap the Search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
  7. Tap Write a Review at the bottom.
  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  10. Enter title text and content to leave a review.
  11. Tap Send.

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both of us hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

Sep 2, 2016

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana shares encouragement to you, for those times when you are questioning yourself.

 

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Handling how to create a mindset shift when you start questioning your message.
  • You are the right person for your message.
  • You are unique.
  • How you are the only one who can do what you do.
  • Practical practices to changing your mindset.

Referenced in the show:

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Affiliate links present.

Can I quote you on that?

  • The answer is simple, the mindset shift is hard. - Dana
  • You are the right person to teach the right person your message. - Dana
  • If there is someone else out there doing what you're doing, that means there's a need. - Dana
  • Every single one of us has a unique recipe to share with the world. - Dana
  • Standing behind your fear is keeping you from what you should be doing in the world. - Dana

Connect with Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  2. Tap the Search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
  7. Tap Write a Review at the bottom.
  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  10. Enter title text and content to leave a review.
  11. Tap Send.
Sep 1, 2016

Making Sure You're Setting Up Your Business the Right Way with Nellie Akalp. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Nellie shares her passion and knowledge for helping entrepreneurs set up their business legally and with success.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Nellie's boss mom journey.
  • Her advice for starting a business in setting up a business legally.
  • Things to consider when deciding what type of structure and legal filing status for business.
  • Protecting business assets.
  • What to do when someone steals your property.
  • Effective delegation and how to do it well.
  • How Nellie handles overwhelm.
  • Preparing mentally for launches.
  • How Nellie handles work and home like a football team.

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that? 

  • Take it on as it comes, carve out time for your family and be present. - Nellie
  • Putting out more hours in your work doesn't always help, quality time is what makes a difference. - Nellie
  • You need a support system to help you not feel alone. - Dana
  • You can become a CEO as a mom, it is possible. - Nellie
  • When I delegate, more gets done and with more quality than if I did it myself. - Nellie
  • When you plan ahead and organize, it helps keep me from overwhelm. - Nellie
  • During a launch, everyone on the team needs to be on their A game. - Nellie
  • I want my kids to learn that you are privileged, but I want them to learn how to work hard as well. - Nellie

More about our guest, Nellie Akalp.

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Nellie Akalp is a serial entrepreneur, small business advocate, speaker and author. Through the various “Do-It-Yourself” and “Business-Startup” services she has founded since 1997, she has formed over 200,000 corporations and LLCs for small business owners.

Her last company was acquired by Intuit in 2005. Today, she and her husband, Phil, operate CorpNet.com where they help entrepreneurs start a business, Incorporate, Form an LLC, set up Sole Proprietorships (DBAs) and maintain a business in compliance with state filing requirements for a new or existing business. If you mention this episode, you get a free consultation.

Nellie shares her expert tips with readers at Forbes, Entrepreneur and Mashable and is a regular guest expert on the Fox Small Business Center. She was named a Top 100 Small Business Influencer in 2012, 2013, and 2014 by Small Business Trends. Nellie has presented a workshop at Small Biz Expo and sat down with members of Girls in Tech, General Assembly and more to inspire and motivate others to make their business dreams a reality.

Website / Facebook / YouTube / Twitter

Connect with Dana: Instagram / The Boss Mom Facebook community (her total happy place)

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  2. Tap the Search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
  7. Tap Write a Review at the bottom.
  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  10. Enter title text and content to leave a review.
  11. Tap Send.
Aug 30, 2016

Leveraging the Holidays for Your Business. In this episode, Dana and NJ talk about leveraging holidays in your business and give examples on how to celebrate with your clients and your audience! This show is sponsored by the awesome Lil' Labels - check out the discount now!

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Back to school for kids and back to work for mom.
  • Seasons of business.
  • How changes occur with blogging, product based and service based holidays.
  • Leveraging holidays for marketing your business and brand.
  • How to celebrate fun holidays with your clients.
  • Be forward thinking in holiday content.
  • Using an editorial calendar to create holiday based content.

Our Sponsor:

Lil' Labels

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For moms who love easy. They are writeable, waterproof labels for daycare and school. They stick on all things baby and kiddo, like baby bottles, clothing, lunch containers ... and are washable and worry-free.

Boss Moms can save 30% off their order with code "BOSSMOM30".

Minna is a mom of two little girls. She absolutely loves being an entrepreneur.

Recommended links and resources:

retreat

Can I quote you on that? 

  • Holidays are relevant to anyone in business and a client celebrates those holidays. - NJ
  • From the marketing point of view, anything can be marketed with holidays. - NJ
  • Leverage all the holidays. - Dana
  • Ask how you are going to give love to your clients during the holidays? - Dana
  • Pick a quirky holiday and celebrate that with your clients. - Dana
  • Remind people what your brand is and have fun with the holidays. - NJ

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

We would LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review on iTunes. We also know it can be kind of tricky to figure out. Here are a few step by step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  2. Tap the Search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
  7. Tap Write a Review at the bottom.
  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  10. Enter title text and content to leave a review.
  11. Tap Send.

We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom.com Or, you can always find both of us hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

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