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Mar 16, 2017

In this episode I am hanging out with Maria Dismondy, an award-winning children's book author who is passionate about inspiring lives through her poignant stories about topics challenging today’s modern child.

Maria’s background in early education and commitment to teach the importance of character building enables her to touch lives the world over while touring as a public speaker in schools, community forums, and at national conferences.

When Maria isn’t writing, she can be found embarking on adventures throughout southeast Michigan and beyond, where she lives with her husband and three book-loving children.

Tune in to hear us discuss her journey to becoming an author and building a thriving business (and family!) while following her passions.

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Maria's Boss Mom Story

As we dive in, Maria shares that she never actually intended to be an entrepreneur. Growing up she wanted to be a teacher and a mom - both dreams she would later go on to fulfill!!

To both her and everyone around her it was quite a shock when she made the decision to leave teaching and pursue writing her children's books. But the decision was fueled by both a passion to fulfill a need that she saw, and do what made sense for her growing family.

"I felt like there was a problem, that we were lacking children’s literature with realistic kids - real characters that kids could relate to with real world problems.” (3:36)

So, Maria wrote her first book Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun, and a few weeks later she got pregnant with her first baby!

After her book came out and her daughter was born, she went down to teaching part-time, and didn't have much of a plan beyond that. One year turned into two, and eventually she realized that she wanted more time to pour into both her growing family, and her growing business (which she was LOVING!)

“It wasn't just writing books, but spreading these amazing messages to children and families.” (4:10)

A Day in the Life....

When I asked Maria what her day-to-day life as an author, publisher and mom looked like, she shared that it didn't look like what most people would think.

“Being a writer you would think that I would spend my days writing and I don’t!” (4:30)

As a work-at-home mom to three kids (ages 2, 5 and 7) her days start early so she can get some good creative work time in, as well as some self care.

She also books around 75 speaking engagements per year, but most all of them are local as she has made the decision not to travel away from her family if she can help it.

Maria also describes that every day is a journey to just figure out what works best in that season.

“I didn’t plan for any of it, and Dana I am a planner so when baby #3 came along surprisingly (and was due on Christmas Day!) I thought, ‘This is a sign from the universe that, Maria you don’t get to plan your life and it doesn’t go accordingly1" (7:25)

The Importance of Outsourcing & Delegation

Having three kids was a complete game changer for Maria and her family - one she describes as sending her into complete overwhelm.

“I just said things have to change, I cannot do it all. I need to delegate and outsource things.” (8:13)

And so, she did just that! They hired help both inside the home and in her business, which she says has made a world of difference, though it was difficult for her to let things go at first.

On Kicking Mom Guilt to the Curb

Our discussion took a great turn as we explored the differences between moms and dads, and how moms often seem more inclined to feel guilty about things that don't tend to ultimately matter as much.

I share how the "put-together" moms at daycare made me feel especially un-put-together until I realized the freedom that I have because I don't have to show up to a job and instead get to spend the morning playing with my kids.

Maria on the other hand, is one of those moms who is put together first thing in the morning - because it's important to her! And also her only real chance during the day to make sure getting ready happens.

It's all about figuring out what matters and what works for you.

“We are so quick to compare ourselves to other people without knowing the whole story, and that’s hard. I wish we didn’t put that on ourselves.” (12:43)

Building a Business as an Author

After Maria's first book was released in 2008 she was asked to do a few speaking engagements, which she quickly realized she loved.

She then decided to spend time building her speaking career to allow her the time and space to write more books.

“I felt like every additional book added credibility to my speaking platform.” (13:48)

Another big point she shared is that marketing is a really key component to building a business as an author.

“A huge part, about 75%, of what I do is marketing in a non-sales and very authentic way trying to get my messages out there so that people do want to hear me speak and do want to bring my books into their homes.” (14:57)

We discuss the ramifications of publishing traditionally (which she did with her first book) versus self-publishing (which she does now, for both herself and other authors through her publishing house Cardinal Rule Press).

She shares that in addition to writing and speaking, she began consulting for other aspiring authors, but she didn't completely love the process of consulting, so creating a course to impart her knowledge instead.

“I want to educate other published authors on how they can use their platform to market their messages.” (16:23)

And - Maria is a BIG believer in anyone being able to write the stories that matter to them. She says she often has people suggest book topics to her, but believes that any person who has a story in mind should be the one to write it themselves!

“When you have the personal experience and the passion for that topic that will drive your business and that will make you all the more successful because you have passion behind the idea.” (24:06)

On Dealing with Overwhelm

Towards the end of our conversation we dig deep into the realities of being a boss mom and discuss what Maria does to deal with the inevitable overwhelm we all experience at times.

She shares that exercise, meal planning, making lists and putting everything into ONE calendar are what keep life afloat for her, and she's really had to figure out what tools work well.

We compare different organization tools like Asana, Trello and Bootcamp and how different platforms work better for different people, so it's important to figure out which is best for YOU.

“Don’t give up! If one doesn’t work, try a different one.” (30:22)

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Mar 15, 2017

In case you hadn't noticed, online courses have become all the rage in the last few years. Seriously - you can find a course online for just about ANYTHING.

While there are tons of benefits to being able to find quality information and training on pretty much any subject you want, when it comes to choosing courses as investments into your business there are definitely things you want to consider before pulling the trigger.

In this episode we are chatting about best practices when it comes to buying courses and then how to actually leverage them once you have purchased. Because no one likes wasting time or money, right?!

1. Don't get caught up in the hype.

Oftentimes affiliate marketing will play a big role in the overall marketing strategy of course launches and how it can be easy to get sucked up into the hype course affiliates are putting out there. It's important to "vet" your sources and try to determine if they genuinely love the course....or if they're just greedy and in it for a payday.

2. Research the course creator - do your due diligence!

These days anyone can make a course about anything - you don't need a degree in rocket science to put together some slides with Wikipedia'd information and upload it to an online platform to sell. When you discover a course you are interested in, do your due diligence in terms of properly vetting the course creator. Ask yourself, "Do I trust this person? Do they have the chops to teach me x, y and z?" Evaluate the actual reasons you have for why this person is the right person to teach you what you're wanting to know. Do you research and sell it to yourself.

3. Determine if the course will actually be worth your time.

Many business owners when they're just starting out try to learn and do #allthethings because they don't want to outsource tasks until they feel financially capable of taking that step. Learning how to do #allthethings via courses seems like a good starting point - and often times, it is! But you have to consider the very real possibility that there are some things you just shouldn't spend your time doing because they will never fall in line with your gifts and will actually continue to waste your time rather than make your time more profitable.

4. Determine if your business really requires this skill or information.

It can be easy to think that your business needs #allthethings in order to be successful in the online space....but that's hardly ever true. There are tons of different approaches and strategies and tools out there that can help you grow your business....but you won't need all of them, only the ones that are right for you and your business. Don't just invest in a course because you think you need to.

5. Identify your "course personality."

Not all course takers are created equally! Typically there are two types of course takers: the "Doers" and the "Thinkers." The Doers just want to get in, zero in on the parts that they want, devour them and then act on what they learned. The Thinkers want to go through systematically and thoroughly consume all the information so they can fully own it and then implement. Some courses are laid out to accommodate both types of people. Some are not. You don't want to get stuck with a course that isn't in a format that will be conducive to your course personality type. If you aren't sure, reach out to the course creator to ask!

6. Assess whether the course aligns with your business goals.

Sometimes a course will seem like a good idea, but when you actually stop to think about it, maybe it's not the right time in your business to focus on whatever that course topic is. You need to make decisions in your business surrounding what you should be focusing on now. Ask yourself, "Will this course help me move me toward my current business goals or slow me down?"

7. Assess whether the course aligns with your calendar.

The reality is that time is not an unlimited resource and even if we desperately want to be able to take a course that seems valuable, our calendar and schedule may simply not allow it. Be honest with yourself about the time you have and make decisions accordingly.

8. Recognize that you will have to do the work.

Magic doesn't just suddenly happen the moment you hit the "buy" button and enroll in a course. Think of it like a college class. The professor will show up and impart his information to you, but you have to show up and do the work to actually get anything out of it.

9. Know what you want to get out of it before you buy

Speaking of getting what you want out the course.....you'll want to know what exactly it is that you want to get out of it BEFORE you buy. Lay it out for yourself. What will this course help you accomplish in terms of moving your business forward? Is the primary focus to learn a skill? How will that skill help your business? What do you want it to gain you? Do you want more clients at the end? More confidence? More leads? Know what you want so you can stay focused as you move through the course.

10. Plan to follow through

Too often people get jazzed about a new course, sign up.....and then let it sit there taking up space on the internet instead of in their brain or business. If you're going to be decisive in taking action to purchase a course, follow it up with blocking out time in your calendar to actually complete the course. Set yourself up for success the moment you purchase. The longer you wait, the less likely you are to actually leverage your investment.

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Mar 10, 2017

A harsh reality of being a business owner is that there will be those unavoidable times when you receive negative feedback. It happens to the best of us! Seriously.

In this episode I want to get super real with you by sharing some of my own experiences with receiving negative feedback, as well as a few steps I think you should take when you inevitably experience negative feedback yourself.

Sidenote: This episode is going to be short, sweet and to the point because life is a crazy, beautiful, sometimes unpredictable thing and it is always better when we learn to just go with it. Confession? Things have been a little crazy around here trying to catch up after the Boss Mom Retreat and I just found out my brother is coming into town to hang out with us, which means.....I've gotta get it together!

Anyway, go ahead and dig in so that hopefully this will help next time you encounter negative feedback in your own life.

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1. Give people space to feel what they feel

Everybody has a right to their negative feedback. Nobody is going to be happy with everything you do all the time. Sometimes their feedback will make sense to you, and other times it won't. But bottom line: people have a right to experience the feelings that they do, and it's our responsibility to give them that space.

We never know what is going on behind the scenes in peoples' lives. Maybe on one day a certain thing wouldn't bother them, but on a different day, amidst different circumstances, that same thing hits them the wrong way.

It's normal to get angry, upset, defeated and want to throw your hands up and cry. There is a flood of emotions that comes with receiving negative feedback because we feel attacked - even if everything the other person is saying is true!

In those moments, take a deep breath and remember that everyone has a right to feel however they feel - the other person, and you! The important thing is to give both the other person and yourself the space to feel those feelings before moving into a place of reaction.

Take a step back, go for a walk around the block and give yourself space as you let that person's voice be heard. Oftentimes what they need most is just to be heard.

2. Be honest and recognize what you can change

The reality is, sometimes there will be times when you receive negative feedback from a place of truth. When that kind of feedback finds its way to you, take a good look inside yourself and try to recognize what, if anything, is valid in what the other person has expressed.

Oftentimes when we get negative feedback we tend to want to dismiss it and get angry or defensive. Remember: no one is perfect! You're not going to get everything right all the time, and you shouldn't expect that you won't ever mess up.

So ask yourself honestly if you dropped the ball in some way - if there was something you did that you could have done better, handled better or phrased better. Don't let feelings of indignation or pride stand in the way of your own personal growth.

Negative feedback provides you the opportunity to recognize where you have room to grow and courageously step into that. When you own that, you can move forward and make things better.

3. Call someone who loves you and let them love you

Let's be real....even if we understand the reason behind why negative feedback came our way, and even if we want to make things right, it can be really hard to actually fix or address anything positively when you're an emotional mess yourself.

My favorite thing to do when I'm emotionally reeling after receiving negative feedback? Call someone who really loves you, let them know you need some extra loving, and then let them fill you back up with love. Choose someone you know can and will give you what your soul needs in that moment. Choose someone who you will believe - not someone your brain will tell you has to love you by default (a parent, husband, etc).

Love is an incredibly powerful thing, and when you make it a priority to care for yourself by inviting someone in to refresh you and fill you back up, you can be empowered to go back and address the negative feedback from a good place.

Confession? I had a really bad day recently and the feedback I got on this day was pretty much all true. I’d been really overwhelmed since the Boss Mom Retreat trying to get everything done - and not being able to get it all done.

In a few instances this has actually damaged my ability to deliver on some of my promises, which totally and completely eats me up inside. Even though I desperately wanted to do whatever I could to make things better, the reality was that the feedback hurt and made it difficult to actually get in there and fix what needed fixing.

I, along with you and every other business owner that has ever existed, doubt myself and whether I'm really doing something meaningful and worthwhile. Don't ever think you're alone when you experience the same thing yourself.

Instead, get vulnerable, share where you're at with people who love you, and do your best to not let those feelings keep you stuck or get in your way. Feel those feelings, express them, get refreshed and move forward. Let it be your fuel to make things happen.

Remember that just because you run a business that works, doesn’t mean everything is going to work all the time. You will make mistakes, and people won't be happy with you all the time. People will ask for refunds, you will let people down, and you'll let yourself down. It's all part of the gig.

But, when those times happen, remember to give everyone space to feel what they feel, recognize what you can do to make things better and call someone who loves you and let them fill you up with love.

You've GOT THIS. Now go on and keep doing amazing things in this world, you beautiful Boss Mom, you.

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Mar 9, 2017

In this episode Dana is chatting with Racheal Cook, a green smoothie enthusiast, restorative yoga advocate, and award winning business strategist who believes entrepreneurs can grow their dream business while living their dream life, right now.

Since launching TheYogipreneur.com in 2008 and RachealCook.com in 2014, she’s built two multiple six-figure businesses inspiring over 20,000 entrepreneurs around the world to create profitable, sustainable businesses they can be proud of, all while navigating the beautiful chaos of raising three kids with her husband Jameson.

Tune in to hear them discuss Racheal's journey through entrepreneurship and motherhood, how she's navigated creating a sustainably profitable business herself, and how she works to help other business owners do the same!

 

Racheal's Journey

“My journey of being an entrepreneur and a mom kind of happened simultaneously, without meaning to.” (1:55)

Racheal started her career in financial consulting after receiving her MBA in college. She was newly married and working 75 hours per week which meant she only got to see her husband on Sundays (and even then she was basically passed out from exhaustion!)

Three years in, she found herself completely burned out and ready for a change.

“It got to the point where I was burning out and I was looking around going ‘Ok, we’re newly married, we want to start a family….how is this going to happen?! I can’t do that if I’m working like this, it’s just not going to work for me.’ It just wasn’t the life I wanted.” (2:29)

So, she left her career and decided to take a 3 month sabbatical to figure everything out.

“I really had no idea what I was going to do for my career, but I knew that I wanted to start a family, knew that I actually wanted to have a marriage and not just see him on Sundays when I was actually conscious.” (3:14)

What Happened Next

At that time she'd been seeing a yoga instructor almost daily to get her health back on track and recover from the burnout she'd experienced.

Her yoga instructor knew the situation she was in and expressed her need for help running her business. She was struggling with her business model and needed the kind of strategy and expertise Racheal had to offer.

“It never had occurred to me to that point to work with really small businesses - like solo entrepreneur businesses where it’s just one person.” (3:50)

All of Racheal's former experience had been with working startups or what were considered to be small businesses, but really had anywhere from 50-100 employees. She realized there was an opportunity to market and share her skills with smaller, solopreneur businesses.

She began working with that first client, got a website set up, officially "started" her business and worked mostly one-on-one by referral....then she got pregnant!

Life as a Boss Mom

Just six months after starting her business Racheal discovered that she was pregnant for the first time, and a month after that she learned she would be having twins!

After her doctor told her that she would need to be placed on bedrest, Racheal had some decisions to make about how she would continue running her business.

“Ok, I’ve got to figure something out here if I’m going to be on bedrest and then have to take care of two tiny people. How is this even going to work?!” (5:03)

At that time (around 2009) business was just beginning to really take off online and she recognized the opportunities there were to leverage her skills and technology in the online space.

“It’s been amazing to work with people online because now I’ve got clients all over the world, which I never imagined, and I’m able to do it while I’m home with my 3 little people.” (6:34)

Racheal and Dana discuss the many benefits of being a work-at-home mom, like being able to still get work done and be productive even if you're home, in your pajamas taking care of sick babies!

Racheal also mentions that she grew up with two entrepreneurial parents and she remembers that there was a lot of shuffling back and forth with scheduling, trying to find babysitters, and making sure everyone was where they needed to be, doing what they needed to do.

“The nice thing about this business model that I’ve set up for myself is, I’m able to shut things down at 2:30 and go pick the kids up off the bus and there’s no question about who needs to shuttle kids around because I’m available and it’s really, really flexible.” (9:55)

Infusing Your Passions & Gifts into a Focused Business Model

Now Racheal provides business growth strategy for consumer-facing small health & wellness businesses. She is passionate about working to restructure her clients' businesses to work efficiently and sustainably in a way that benefits both the business owner and the clients.

“Suddenly the value just shoots through the roof and now they’re able to work so much more efficiently, and work less, which is what they all really want. They can work less, earn more and get a life!” (12:22)

Dana and Racheal discuss how many people seem lost when it comes to really knowing what their business model even is, and how people often get stuck on the first superficial level without going deeper.

Questions business owners need to ask themselves are, "What am I offering? How am I going to sell it? What's my marketing strategy? What's the big picture and how does it all fit together? Are all the pieces of my business supporting my end goal, as well as serving my clients?"

Dana suggests that business owners are sometimes afraid of digging deep to really get to the meat of what their business should look like. She thinks brainstorming for your business should be tumultuous and uncomfortable (like a storm) or you’re not going deep enough.

They also discuss the common practice of basing your business model on what others in your industry are already doing.

“The problem is, they don’t know if that’s going to work for them, if that’s actually going to pay the rent for the space they have, they don’t know what’s happening behind the scenes.” (15:41)

This is why it's so important to build a solid foundation yourself, based on your unique passions, gifts and goals for both your life and business.

Navigating Seasons of Transition

After a few years of running a launch-based business model that worked well, but was running her ragged, Racheal recognized that it was time to make some adjustments.

“It is so time and energy intensive that it’s like you disappear from your life for a solid month. I wish I could say there was an easier way around it. (20:03)

She has since moved away from a launch-based model toward an evergreen model, which has helped her create sustainability for the season of life she's in with her family. She and her husband also worked really hard to map everything out so they could bring him home from his job during that season.

When it comes to knowing when and how to navigate seasons of transition in your life and business, Racheal recommends to keep things simple, and take everything one step at a time. Don't rush it!

“We took our time, we planned it out, we really wanted to make sure our ducks were in a row.” (37:05)

Staying Focused & Consistent

Racheal also shares that she is a big believer in slow, steady, well-thought out consistency being the key to making things happen sustainably in business. It's common for business owners to want to move quickly - especially in the online space, always trying to create something new or launch something new, one thing after the next, after the next.

“I think a lot of people overcomplicate launching and creating because they think they need something new all the time, and I’m like ‘No you don’t! You need one awesome program, you need one awesome offering, one system that you can rinse and repeat because you’ll make it better, your clients will get better results, and it’ll be easy for you to continue to duplicate it and run it again and again.”  (41:31)

Dana and Racheal agree that beginning by working with clients one-on-one can really help business owners figure out what their main core offering should be. After working with several clients, you're in a great position to move forward in leveraging a proven system you've created that has worked with your one-on-one clients.

“Take your time! You don’t have to rush because if you rush to throw something out there hoping that it’s going to be the magical launch, chances are you’re going to be pretty disappointed on the other end.” (44:44)

If you can get results for people one-on-one and you have a process and a journey that you take people on, you’ve got something that will really work long-term. 

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Episode Sponsor: Adoption STAR

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Adoption STAR’s international programs are open to residents of New York State, Ohio and Florida. Adoptive couples or singles who wish to adopt domestically with Adoption STAR are eligible if they reside in New York State, Florida, or Ohio. Adoption STAR is also Connecticut and Illinois Approved. In addition, each year a a few applicants outside of these areas are considered for the domestic program.

The agency offers consultation, counseling, educational classes, a resource library, home studies, updates, post-placement, post-adoption support, expectant parent, birth parent and adoptive parent counseling, child placements and so much more.

Begin your adoption journey today by clicking here to request your free information packet!

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Mar 7, 2017

Let’s get real: running a home and running a business at the same time is really hard. What do you do when you’re the captain at the helm of both, and you start feeling like you’re going under?

In this episode Dana and NJ are exploring their strengths and struggles when it comes to running their homes while running businesses, and you’ll hear them share some practical strategies that you can steal from the world of business and apply to how you run your home.

Listen + subscribe on iTunes // Stitcher

Staring at the wide space between where you are now and where you want to be in terms of how you’re running your home can be completely daunting. So, here are some practical ideas and ways to shift your approach and begin tackling things step-by-step.

Assess the Situation

You can’t figure out how to get to your destination if you don’t know where you are to begin with! Take a few minutes to brain dump out a huge master list of all the things you do in a day, from morning to night. Then, assess what areas you feel like you have under control and what areas you’re really struggling in, then you can begin tackling each area of struggle one at a time. Remember: you can’t change everything all at once, but you can significantly improve things by focusing on one area at a time and building out from there.

Establish & Communicate Expectations

Just as employees perform best when their job description and responsibilities are clearly outlined, children (and people in general) thrive when they know what is expected of them. If you find that your family often operates in a state of chaos, consider whether or not you’ve clearly outlined everyone’s “roles and goals,” as NJ suggests.

Figure out how each person thrives best, and what the family needs as a whole to operate as optimally as possible. Make sure that each person’s role within the family is clearly defined, as well as the goals you’re all working toward, so each person can take ownership for their behavior and attitudes as members of the same family.

Implement Automation

It’s a well-known fact that implementing automation in your business saves you time and makes you more money because you’re able to spend more time doing those things that make you more money. Implementing automation in how we fun our homes can produce equally beneficial results in terms of saving you time, energy and stress.

One great place to get automated is in your household finances. There is so much great technology out there today that allows you to set up things like automatic bill payments and automatic savings transfers. Utilize them to save time and keep you on track with your money!

Shopping online can also save you boatloads of time and hassle as well. There are tons of great online grocery delivery services like Amazon FreshAmazon Prime or Thrive Market, and many regional grocery stores offer online shopping with pickup or delivery as well.

Get Organized with Systems

As with automations, having the right systems in place in your home can be the difference between constantly feeling like a chicken running around with its head cut off and feeling like the Superwoman you really are.

Think about some of the bigger or recurring things you do in your life and figure out how to break them down into a system to keep things organized and streamlined.

For example, NJ suggests putting together a master list of important annual family dates (birthdays, anniversaries, etc) and buying cards and stamps in bulk for the year so she’s always prepared and never gets in the weeds.

There are also great tools out there like the My Proxy Fox app that allows you to outline your rhythms, routines, systems and important information related to your home and family, store it all in one easy-to-access place and share it with other family members, home service providers or caregivers.

Figure out what systems will make the greatest impact in your home and family life, and schedule in some time to get those systems set up – we promise, you will thank yourself!

Know (& Uphold!) Your Boundaries

It’s important for everyone in an organization to know what the boundaries are, and for the leader to uphold those boundaries. Our children need to understand what the boundaries are and we need to be consistent in enforcing them for the wellbeing of everyone.

Invite your kids to take an active role in respecting boundaries and explain to them why boundaries exist so they feel empowered to rise to the level of the expectations you’ve set.

Affirm & Nurture Your People

Everyone needs to be reminded and reassured from time to time that they are loved, valued and appreciated. Make sure that you are intentional about carving out time and space to connect and grow in your relationships with each member of your family. Building trust and depth of relationship will help ensure everyone wants to work together and there is a mutual understanding that everyone’s end goal is the same.

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(Just FYI, some of these links may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase using the links I may receive some love in return!)

Episode Sponsor: The Biz Chix Podcast

BizChix.com encourages, educates, and promotes entrepreneurial women with educational content and training, a community support system, masterminding, coaching, and events.

Natalie Eckdahl, MBA, is a business coach, professional facilitator, keynote speaker and host of the Biz Chix Podcast which iTunes featured as a top New Business Podcast in March 2014.

You can listen to the podcast here.

We love hearing from you!

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Mar 3, 2017

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana shares why you shouldn't make ideal products for your non-ideal clients. This episode is sponsored by Raising Your Business.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • What happens when the muse visits us.
  • As entrepreneurs, we create things to fill the needs we see.
  • Are we doing things to fill a need for our non-ideal clients?
  • When we stop chasing the money, the money will come to you.
  • Our brands have to include us as the business owner.
  • Questions on how to make sure you're focusing on the right idea client.
  • Is what you're creating serving you how you want to be served?

Sponsor: Raising Your Business

Raising Your Business is an 8-week self-guided course that walks you through the 10 point path to Raise & Nurture a Successful Business. This program is perfect for you if you have started your business, but don't feel like you are super clear on how you will structure your brand, programs, pricing, and content. If you know what you want, but don't know how to get there, then this is a great fit.

Check out the 10 Point Path webinar and get signed up today to find out what Raising Your Business is all about.

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*affiliate links may be present.

Can I quote you on that?

  • I am not the solution to every problem. Even if I can, it doesn't mean I should. - Dana

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

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Mar 3, 2017

How to Shift Your Business to Align with Your Desired Life with Janine Esbrand. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Janine talks about being a lawyer and her transition from lawyer to life coach. This episode is sponsored by Organize 365.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How Janine went from lawyer to business coach and mum to her sweet baby boy.
  • Why lawyers work so many long hours and why Janine has moved away from corporate law.
  • Janine's current job and coaching practice.
  • Self-awareness, time management and dealing with overwhelm.
  • How Janine finds her coaching clients.
  • Her visibility plan to find her ideal clients.

Sponsor: Organize 365

Lisa has the resources to start and finish your home organization. The Sunday Basket is her system for helping you get a handle on all the DAILY and ACTIONABLE papers that are floating around in your kitchen, car, bedroom, dining room, mailbox, etc. Head to Organize 365 to find out more and organize your home.

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*affiliate links may be present.

Can I quote you on that? 

  • Are all the things I really have to do a priority? In reality, what's really the priority and what can I move over? - Janine

More about our guest, Janine Esbrand.

Janine is the founder of LightBOX Coaching, which helps female lawyers to build careers they are love whilst raising a family. She is also a commercial lawyer and the host of the More Than A Lawyer Podcast. In her free time, she enjoys family time and meeting new people.

The Lawyer to Mum Coaching Program helps female lawyers successfully integrate motherhood and their career. This 6-month program helps women to get clear on their definition of success and then craft a plan that allows them to build a life and career that truly reflects their values and what is important to them.

Website / PodcastFacebook / Instagram

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Feb 28, 2017

The Story of How Boss Mom Began with Dana and NJ. In this episode, Dana and NJ share the story of how Boss Mom began and what Dana does to grow the movement. This episode is sponsored by Biz Chix Podcast.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How Dana and NJ got their start podcasting together.
  • Why the book, Boss Mom was the catalyst to the Boss Mom movement.
  • The first Boss Mom podcasts and how to get guests for a podcast.
  • Dana's visibility plan.
  • What Dana did while she was creating Boss Mom.
  • Investing in business and getting support in areas where you need help.
  • Leveraging relationships and networking well.
  • The Boss Mom courses and offerings.

Our Podcast Sponsor: Biz Chix Podcast

BizChix.com encourages, educates, and promotes entrepreneurial women with educational content and training, a community support system, masterminding, coaching, and events.

Natalie Eckdahl, MBA, is a business coach, professional facilitator, keynote speaker and host of the Biz Chix Podcast which iTunes featured as a top New Business Podcast in March 2014.

Listen to the podcast here.

Recommended links and resources:

*Affiliate links present

Can I quote you on that? 

  • If you're not willing to put yourself out there and invest time in your visibility plan, it's not going to happen. - Dana
  • Dana is not afraid to share her movement story and make connections. - NJ

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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Feb 24, 2017

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana gives actionable advice on how to clean up in your business and home. This episode is sponsored by Organize 365.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • What's on Dana's desk and how she's organizing it.
  • Why clean up doesn't have to be consistent.
  • Always give yourself permission to be messy.
  • Adding cleaning into your business and weekly calendar.
  • How Dana organizes her papers and prioritizes her to do list.
  • Clean up and consolidate in your business and recognize where things go.
  • Recognizing we might not like what we see, but forcing ourselves to clean up anyways.
  • Assigning what we have to do to different areas.

Sponsor: Organize 365

Lisa has the resources to start and finish your home organization. The Sunday Basket is her system for helping you get a handle on all the DAILY and ACTIONABLE papers that are floating around in your kitchen, car, bedroom, dining room, mailbox, etc. Head to Organize 365 to find out more and organize your home.

Referenced in the show:

*affiliate links may be present.

Can I quote you on that?

  • Ask yourself how you can organize and consolidate. - 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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Feb 23, 2017

How to Write a Book & Be a Step-Mom (not in that order) with Liz Thompson. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Liz shares about her blended family, her important life lessons and book editing. This episode is sponsored by Skillshare.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Liz's story of how she became a mom of one and a step-mom of four.
  • How she transitioned from corporate America to entrepreneurship.
  • Her journey into book editing and how her style is different than many other editors.
  • Finding herself again through creating her business and finding peace through that.
  • Liz's life in Mexico as a missionary kid.
  • Why education is important to Liz and how she uses it in her business.
  • Advice for writing a book and how to use an editor.
  • It's better to focus on writing first, than editing. The brain can't do both at the same time.

Sponsor: Skillshare

Ready to learn from Dana and Liz? Their classes are on Skillshare. Liz's course is Slaying the Enemies of Self-Editing. Dana has multiple courses on Skillshare.

Join Skillshare now and get three months for $.99. Affiliate link.

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*affiliate links may be present.

Can I quote you on that? 

  • If I didn't get divorced, I knew I'd focus more on my unhappiness than anything else. - Liz
  • Set a designated time and space for writing your book. - Liz

More about our guest, Liz Thompson.

Liz Thompson is the founder and editor at House Style Editing, where she helps writers find and refine their voice so they can share their stories with the world. Whether it is fiction, non-fiction, or a cookbook, Liz can help bring your words to life.
When she is not editing, Liz is home in San Antonio, Texas with her husband and blended family of 5 kids--either cooking, doing laundry, or wishing she was editing.


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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 Dana hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

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Feb 22, 2017

How to work with designers & service providers with Dana & NJ. In this episode, Dana and NJ go through the ins and outs of hiring and working with designers and service providers. This episode is sponsored by Biz Chix Podcast.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Ways that business owners hire designers and service providers. 
  • Signals to recognize that you need to hire help.
  • Different ways to consider hiring and bringing on help.
  • Asking yourself if you're far enough in your business to give someone the correct information of what you're doing in your business.
  • Be honest with yourself if you're open to advise from those you bring in.
  • You have to respect and trust that person. 
  • What tools you use when having a team.
  • Talking about uncomfortable subjects are a must.
  • Empowering those on your team to do the roles you've hired them for.
  • Equip those you hire.

Our Podcast Sponsor: Biz Chix Podcast

BizChix.com encourages, educates, and promotes entrepreneurial women with educational content and training, a community support system, masterminding, coaching, and events.

Natalie Eckdahl, MBA, is a business coach, professional facilitator, keynote speaker and host of the Biz Chix Podcast which iTunes featured as a top New Business Podcast in March 2014.

Listen to the podcast here.

Recommended links and resources:

*Affiliate links present

Can I quote you on that? 

  • You have to respect the person and value them. Be open to their expertise. - Dana
  • Empower and equip those you hire to work for you. - NJ

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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Feb 17, 2017

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana talks about how you need to work your mind and diversify your knowledge intake. 

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Your brain works because we work it. 
  • Becoming engrossed in something and the importance of diversifying how we work our brains.
  • Having other experiences outside of work.
  • The world is bigger than the niche we've created.
  • How Dana's diversifying their dinner conversations.

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*affiliate links may be present.

Can I quote you on that?

  • The world is bigger than the niche we've created. - 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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Feb 17, 2017

How to Manage that Stress & Anxiety with Celeste Coffman. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Celeste gives practical tips on handling overwhelm and taking care of yourself physically, emotionally and psychologically. This episode is sponsored by Boss Mom Academy and Boardroom.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How Celeste started her counseling practice and her journey into motherhood.
  • What her counseling practice looks like and her goals are for nurturing women.
  • How our bodies tell us about what is happening psychologically.
  • Why women deal with overwhelm.
  • Teaching your kids to respect themselves and boundaries.
  • Where Celeste starts to be helpful to her clients and tips to help you overcome stress or overwhelm.
  • Having the right mindset to succeed.
  • Respecting priorities and being busy.
  • Making better mornings to keep down the stress.

Sponsor: Boss Mom Academy and Boardroom

The Boss Mom Academy is a group coaching program for those who are working to build their business. Also open for enrollment is the Boss Mom Boardroom is a mastermind program for already established Boss Moms.

Boss Mom coaching is currently open so make sure to schedule a Boss Mom fitting before the end of February.

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that? 

  • I focus on nurturing women in my counseling through life events. - Celeste
  • Anxiety is like paying interest on a purchase you haven't made yet. - Celeste
  • We're going to have the skills we need to meet the challenges that come up. - Celeste

More about our guest, Celeste Coffman.

Celeste Coffman is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Counselor who is passionate about teaching clients research-proven strategies for managing anxiety and stress.  With over a decade of experience in the field, Celeste prides herself on bringing wit, enthusiasm, and encouragement to the counseling room.

Her private practice, Thoughtful Journey Counseling, thrives with in-person clients while her membership site, QuietMindCollective.com provides practical weekly lessons on stress and anxiety management.  

For Celeste's free resources for anxiety, visit her freebies section.

Website / Facebook / YouTube

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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Feb 14, 2017

Creative Ways to Create Your Opt-in with Dana & NJ. In this episode, Dana and NJ  talk all things opt-ins from creation to execution to following through on emailing your list. This episode is sponsored by Biz Chix Podcast.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Your opt-ins should be relatable make a connection.
  • Giving enough value for the currency exchange of an email address.
  • How to provide time-sensitive information to your email list.
  • Don't assume that people don't want to hear from you. They've signed up to hear from you.
  • Tips for making a great opt-in.
  • You should start with where you want people to go.
  • What the flow of the opt-in for Boss Mom.
  • Creating great opt-ins.
  • Good opt-ins for opt-ins.
  • Opt-ins for bloggers.

Our Podcast Sponsor: Biz Chix Podcast

BizChix.com encourages, educates, and promotes entrepreneurial women with educational content and training, a community support system, masterminding, coaching, and events.

Natalie Eckdahl, MBA, is a business coach, professional facilitator, keynote speaker and host of the Biz Chix Podcast which iTunes featured as a top New Business Podcast in March 2014.

Listen to the podcast here.

Recommended links and resources:

*Affiliate links present

Can I quote you on that? 

  • It's not just an email address, it's an opportunity to talk with someone. - Dana
  • Your opt-in matters, it's like a first date. - 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

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Feb 10, 2017

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana asks you if you're cheating on your business or if you're monogamous with it. This show is sponsored by Pierce Social.

 

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Asking yourself if you're cheating on your business.
  • How having a monogamous relationship with your business benefits your business. 
  • If your business had ears, would it feel like it was loved?
  • How the book, The Profit ties into business.
  • Are you connecting and communicating to your business?
  • Your business is a relationship.

Our Podcast Sponsor: My Proxy Fox

A new, app that will change your life! Do you get stressed out trying to coordinate leaving the house? Welcome to My Proxy Fox…the super smart app that allows you to enjoy time away because everything that matters at home is being managed just the way you like.

No more frantic list making before you leave. Input details now, update when necessary, and enjoy the benefits of a well-prepared proxy for years to come. Life is stressful enough and it’s impossible to remember everything when you’re racing around at the last minute. Our streamlined list templates will prompt you to consider as many details as possible. Don’t leave them guessing!

Life is stressful enough and it’s impossible to remember everything when you’re racing around at the last minute. Our streamlined list templates will prompt you to consider as many details as possible. Don’t leave them guessing!

Get the app for a limited time!

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*affiliate links may be present.

Can I quote you on that?

  • Boss Mom as a business has never questioned my loyalty. - Dana
  • May you go swift and far. - The Profit

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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Feb 10, 2017

Taking Personal Development Mainstream with Alexi Panos. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Alexi talks about building a life where she can have a family and a thriving business at the same time. This episode is sponsored by Trello.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How Alexi and her husband are preparing their business for kids before having them.
  • Building their life in the adventures they want to have and how they add their business to that life.
  • Integrating life and business intentionally.
  • Adding team members from your tribe.
  • How Alexi grew her tribe.
  • Being real and authentic.
  • Alexi's journey to starting a non-profit and her coaching business.

Sponsor: Trello

Allow transformation in your life by using Trello to organize your business, home, and life. Put all your ideas and thoughts into order visually using Trello.

Get Dana's Trello training now for free!

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that? 

  • The more I move into myself, the easier it becomes. - Alexi Panos
  • My realness attracts those who like me. - Alexi Panos
  • The simple things are what we're all missing. - Alexi Panos

More about our guest, Alexi Panos.

I’m Alexi Panos, and I am an artist of life. Some would label me a Transformational Thought Leader, others would say I’m a Conscious Content Creator, but I believe it is all just amazing forms of ART. Through my art, I am insanely committed to empowering others to own their greatness and live a life they are completely OBSESSED with. I am on a mission to make personal development mainstream by synthesizing big ideas into fun, bite-sized nuggets of goodness that spread throughout the world and create a ripple effect of positivity and love.

WebsiteFacebook / YouTube

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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Feb 8, 2017

How to Leverage a Live Event with Dana & NJ. In this episode, Dana and NJ share what to do after you attend a live event. This episode is sponsored by Biz Chix Podcast.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • If you want to leverage the event, follow these steps.
    • Follow up with others
    • Plan time to make the most of the notes you took during the event
    • Log all of your expenses, catalog your receipts and handle bookkeeping
    • Make money goals surrounding the event
    • Budget for more events
    • Create space to relax and give yourself space to process
  • Tips for event hosts and attendees on selling after the retreat.
  • Be open and flexible with your scheduling.
  • How to decide what kind of conferences you should attend.

Cover photo by CJ Thomas Photography.

Our Podcast Sponsor: Biz Chix Podcast

BizChix.com encourages, educates, and promotes entrepreneurial women with educational content and training, a community support system, masterminding, coaching, and events.

Natalie Eckdahl, MBA, is a business coach, professional facilitator, keynote speaker and host of the Biz Chix Podcast which iTunes featured as a top New Business Podcast in March 2014.

Listen to the podcast here.

Recommended links and resources:

*Affiliate links present

Can I quote you on that? 

  • A business card is useless unless you use it. - 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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Feb 5, 2017

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana shares her productivity secrets on how to create batching habits in your calendar that save you time and help get more done. This show is sponsored by Pierce Social.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Time batching is an evolution.
  • What it looks like to create a batching schedule when you've got young children.
  • How Dana currently batches now.
  • Knowing yourself and your schedule for batching your own time.
  • Batching from a daily basis and a monthly basis.
  • Options for batching your own work.
  • Know what you are batching before you batch.

Our Podcast Sponsor: Pierce Social

Is social media management a huge time suck for you? Pierce Social’s free 5 Day Challenge is designed to help you reduce the time spent on your social media marketing tasks & create a system for managing it. This challenge includes a free Trello board. Get her free challenge NOW!

Pierce Social is also sharing the love and offering the Boss Mom listeners a 40% discount on her NEW workbook through February 10th. They can use the discount code BOSSMOM.

Referenced in the show:

*affiliate links may be present.

Can I quote you on that?

  • I found out what worked for me with the amount of time I had. - Dana
  • Batching is all about getting into the mode, being productive and getting what needs to be done, done. - 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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Feb 3, 2017

Taking Lifes Bumps and Turning Them into Success with Mary Kathryn Johnson. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Mary Kathryn shares how she's created business through bumps in the road. This episode is sponsored by Thinkific.

Listen to the episode:

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Mary Kathryn's journey through miscarriage, pregnancy and motherhood.
  • How her store, Mommy Loves, started.
  • The lessons that Mary Kathryn has learned as a business owner.
  • The birth of her blog and podcast, Parent Entrepreneur Power.
  • Her new business venture, Beauty Tech Tools.
  • How she decided what businesses she enjoys and her entrepreneurial identity.
  • Creating passive income and systems that work.

Sponsor: Thinkific

A smooth platform that quickly uploads your courses so you can make a great looking course to create passive income. They support video and content hosting, and integration with multiple popular tools like Acuity, Typeform, Google and more.

Get one month free of Thinkific for our Boss Moms.

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • I decided that if I could get through all of this, if I can do this, I can do anything. - Mary Katherine
  • The part of business I love, I call that my entrepreneurial identity. - Mary Katherine

More about our guest, Mary Kathryn Johnson.

As an Author, Entrepreneur and Mom, Mary Kathryn Johnson has created online success since 2003. A fall while pregnant with her second son landed her with two broken legs, her first book, and her first business. Mary is now using that 13 years of roller coaster family and business success to help parents uncover their entrepreneurial identity so they can create family freedom, and she is now building her fourth business helping health and beauty professionals do the same.

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Parent Entrepreneur Power social media: FacebookInstagram / Twitter

Beauty Tech Tools social media: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

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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 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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Feb 1, 2017

All Things Sales Funnels with Dana & Expert Dawn Marrs. In this episode, Dana and guest Dawn Marrs talk about sales funnels and passive income. This episode is sponsored by Biz Chix Podcast.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How to use sales funnels to build relationships and passive income.
  • Creating a great thank you page.
  • Walking through the Boss Mom funnel.
  • Defining and creating a funnel.
  • Putting focused effort into one thing that you're really good at.
  • Writing great blogs that feed into your funnel.

Our Podcast Sponsor: Biz Chix Podcast

BizChix.com encourages, educates, and promotes entrepreneurial women with educational content and training, a community support system, masterminding, coaching, and events.

Natalie Eckdahl, MBA, is a business coach, professional facilitator, keynote speaker and host of the Biz Chix Podcast which iTunes featured as a top New Business Podcast in March 2014.

Listen to the podcast here.

Recommended links and resources:

*Affiliate links present

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • Until someone understands the problem they are facing, you won't sell anything. - Dana
  • Get really clear on the services you offer before you create your funnel. - Dawn

Connect with Dana & NJ

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

Dawn: Website (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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Jan 27, 2017

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana talks through focusing on what you really want instead of being distracted by shiny object syndrome. This show is sponsored by Pierce Social.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Pulling babies out of the river.
  • How to address the right problem and create focus.
  • Saying no or not right now and how it builds confidence.
  • How you can know what to focus on.
  • Your future: emotional, physical and financial.
  • Asking "Is this serving me in getting to where I want to go?"
  • Time, resources and experiences.
  • Turning goals into actions.

Our Podcast Sponsor: Pierce Social

Is social media management a huge time suck for you? Pierce Social’s free 5 Day Challenge is designed to help you reduce the time spent on your social media marketing tasks & create a system for managing it. This challenge includes a free Trello board. Get her free challenge NOW!

Pierce Social is also sharing the love and offering the Boss Mom listeners a 40% discount on her NEW workbook through February 10th. They can use the discount code BOSSMOM.

Referenced in the show:

*affiliate links may be present.

Can I quote you on that?

  • The things that pull us away from our focus will help us find our clarity and find our focus and confidence in decisions. - 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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  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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Jan 26, 2017

Master Your Own PR with Christina Nicholson. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Christina gives practical tips for growing your own media presence and growing your business. This episode is sponsored by Pierce Social.

 Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How TV isn't as glamorous as it seems and how being a TV mom changed her life.
  • Being a mom entrepreneur and having her own schedule.
  • Taking time for self-care in the midst of a busy business.
  • When it's right to hire public relations help and when someone can do it themselves.
  • How important it is to get media coverage.
  • Why it's important to promote your story.

Sponsor: Pierce Social

Is social media management a huge time suck for you? Pierce Social’s free 5 Day Challenge is designed to help you reduce the time spent on your social media marketing tasks & create a system for managing it. This challenge includes a free Trello board. Get her free challenge NOW!

Pierce Social is also sharing the love and offering the Boss Mom listeners a 40% discount on her NEW workbook through February 10th. They can use the discount code BOSSMOM.

 

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that? 

  • Success isn't defined by what happens between 9-5. - Christina

More about our guest, Christina Nicholson.

Christina Nicholson is a former TV reporter and anchor who now owns a public relations firm, Media Maven. She helps small business owners earn exposure through media relations, video production, writing, and blogging. She also recently launched Master your PR - an online course that teaches solopreneurs how to handle public relations on their own. 

The e-course, (Dana's affiliate link) Master your PR, is designed for small business owners and solopreneurs who want to earn media exposure for their business, but do not have a budget to hire a firm.

I also offer a free mini-version via email. For Boss Moms, Christina has her special link here.

FacebookWebsite / Instagram / 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.
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Jan 24, 2017

How to Leverage a Live Event with Dana & NJ. In this episode, Dana and NJ share the basics of live events and how to leverage them. This episode is sponsored by My Proxy Fox.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Creating a live event strategy.
  • Decide who you're looking to connect with and decide what you're going to do with them once you meet them.
  • Facebook hacks for live events.
  • Businesses are numbers and people.
  • Clearing space on your phone.
  • Taking action immediately when you make a connection.
  • Taking notes in a way that is effective.
  • What to wear to a conference or live event.
  • Advice for pitching podcasts or other things you want. 
  • Being helpful is better for getting clients.

Cover photo by Let's Frolic Together.

Our Podcast Sponsor: My Proxy Fox

A new, app that will change your life! Do you get stressed out trying to coordinate leaving the house? Welcome to My Proxy Fox…the super smart app that allows you to enjoy time away because everything that matters at home is being managed just the way you like. No more frantic list making before you leave. Input details now, update when necessary, and enjoy the benefits of a well-prepared proxy for years to come. Life is stressful enough and it’s impossible to remember everything when you’re racing around at the last minute. Our streamlined list templates will prompt you to consider as many details as possible. Don’t leave them guessing!

Life is stressful enough and it’s impossible to remember everything when you’re racing around at the last minute. Our streamlined list templates will prompt you to consider as many details as possible. Don’t leave them guessing!

Get the app for a limited time!

Recommended links and resources:

*Affiliate links present

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • Giving a business card isn't enough, you have to connect more. - Dana
  • Have an appearance that is worth of the price you paid for the ticket. - 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.
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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. 

Jan 20, 2017

This is a Nurture Your Business segment with Dana. Dana tells you what you should be doing to show your community love and how she shows it through her community.

 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Staying authentic and connected in community.
  • Love is everything in business.
  • How you can create an action out of love for community:
    • Listen to your community - show them they are valued
    • Give them things - give them things that make their lives easier
    • Elevate others
  • Growing pains of raising a growing community.
  • Creating larger groups is a way to leverage your value and show others at a larger scale.

Referenced in the show:

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Can I quote you on that?

  • Love is how I run my business. - Dana
  • You want to show someone you care? Listen to them. - Dana
  • By giving up power, you gain power. - 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.
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  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.
Jan 20, 2017

The Housewife Revolution and little NLP with Vanessa Matthews. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Vanessa talks about her journey from housewife to entrepreneur and her passion for changing the brains neuro-linguistic programming for her coaching clients. This episode is sponsored by the Boss Mom Retreat.

 

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Vanessa's story of becoming a mother.
  • How entrepreneurship was engrained into her from a young age.
  • What changed with wanting to buy a pair of expensive boots.
  • How being an entrepreneur helps with creativity and makes us better moms.
  • How she found fulfillment in starting in her own business.
  • NLP - Neuro-linguistic programming and how Vanessa uses it in her coaching practice.

Sponsor: The Boss Mom Retreat 

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. (Maybe not all at once)

Recommended links and resources:

Can I quote you on that? 

  • The linchpin of work is the mindset part of work. That's where I focus. - Vanessa

More about our guest, Vanessa Matthews.

Vanessa is a Mindset, Business & Life Coach, author, public speaker and founder of The Housewife Revolution. I help wifepreneurs and mompreneurs find passion, purpose and fulfilment and grow businesses that make a serious contribution to the family finances.

Facebook Group / FacebookWebsite / Instagram / 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.
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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.
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