Ep 045 // The Worst Feedback I've Ever Received (& How I'm Handling It)

Okay friends, buckle up & grab your cup of coffee (orrrrr somethin' stronger) -- today it's getting real. 

I'm talking about the worst feedback I've gotten about this podcast so far. And guys, I won't lie -- that sh*t hurts!

So when you have a podcast, this thing happens where you notice you've got a new iTunes review. You think, oh my gosh, another review! I can't wait to read it....

So I raced over to iTunes... but in this particular case, what I found made my stomach drop. 

It wasn't positive. It wasn't flattering. In fact, it was anything but. And damn it, it did NOT make me feel good. 

 

My initial reaction was to point fingers, call names, blame others, turn my feelings off and mark this firmly under the heading of "haters gonna hate". 

But I couldn't stop thinking about it, so I started talking to my inner circle about it. 

I realized no one is talking about this. At least, not in the specific "I'm not afraid to read my negative review on a podcast" sort of way. 

I want to bring this to light so we can learn from it. So today, I am doing just that.

Today, I am reading the worst review I've ever received on the podcast airwaves for you. 

Not because I need you to reassure me (though y'all are sweet, and I love you!) Not because I need to prove anything. 

I'm doing it because: 1. You've been here and you need solidarity or 2. You haven't been here yet but you are terrified of the dreaded negative feedback. 

So, in this podcast you'll hear: 

  • Me reading, word for word, the worst review I've received so far. Ouch. 
  • How to decipher mean feedback from negative (or constructive) criticism 
  • 3 strategies for dealing with negative feedback, and growing from it! 
  • How to re-frame feedback & turn it into momentum, even when it freakin' hurts 
  • Why I'm not subscribing to the "haters gonna hate!" mentality, even though I reeeeally want to sometimes!

*And hey, by the way? About 40 of you have left seriously amazing iTunes reviews -- and many more of you have reached out via email, Instagram, Facebook & more. This one negative review doesn't take any of that away. I love y'all more than you will EVER know. 

Ep 044 // How to Write Compelling Copy That Turns Lurkers into Buyers with Ashlyn Carter (Clarity)

Welcome to Part Two of my conversation with Ashlyn Carter, a sharp & sweet conversion copywriter for creative entrepreneurs! 

This might just be one of the most info-packed Clarity episodes to date. Ashlyn & I couldn't decide between two awesome topics, so we decided to give it all! 

If you struggle to figure out how to craft your message in a way that truly lures people in, I think this episode will be perfect for you. 

The truth is, there's no magic bullet to copywriting. There's no voo doo formula here. This is about really listening and paying attention to the market, simplifying your message, and crafting your copy in a way that truly resonates. 

In this Clarity episode, you'll learn:

  • The concept of customer led copy, and how great copy is assembled instead of created out of thin air
  • How to leverage the words on your website in a way that actually gets you PAID
  • How to "coach the conversion" -- aka, the 5 steps your audience needs to walk through to go from new follower to paying customer 
  • 7 little known secrets to copywriting that will make all the difference in your business 

Ep 043 // Breaking Up With Career Obsession and Using Meaningful Work to Heal with Ashlyn Carter (Courage)

This week I'm excited to share two fabulous conversations with Ashlyn Carter, conversion copywriter for creative entrepreneurs! 

Soon after meeting Ashlyn, I learned she's played a major part in some huge launches around the internet, including some names you might have heard before such as Jenna Kutcher, Heather Crabtree and Hilary Rushford. 

While Ashlyn now runs a thriving business, it wasn't always this way. In today's Courage story, she bravely shares how she went from sleeping with her phone under pillow as an ever-striving Public Relations professional to recognizing her mental health had been shuffled to the backburner in a major way. 

Ashlyn was hospitalized for a full blown eating disorder and generalized anxiety, and after dealing with frustration and feeling lost, she knew a change was on the horizon. 

In today's Courage story, you'll learn: 

  • Ashlyn's rocky road to entrepreneurship, including why she had to hit "pause" on her life while she was hospitalized for two months 
  • How she challenged her career mindset and decided to forge a completely new path after a successful, striving-based PR career 
  • How she got started as a copywriter
  • The BIG thing she did to accelerate her business and become the "go to girl" for launch copywriting in her industry in just one month 

Ep 042 // How to Be Seen as the Go To Expert in Your Industry with Reina Pomeroy (Clarity)

Welcome to the second conversation I'm having with Reina Pomeroy, the life and biz success coach behind Reina & Co who emphasizes heart based business. She helps people pinpoint what's most important to them so they can become the go-to expert in their industry.

We're diving deep into Reina's area of expertise, which is visibility -- aka, how to show people you actually exist, and be known as a go-to expert in your industry.

In this episode Reina is going to teach us two of her signature strategies -- she'll tell us about her Social Glue Coffee Chats, as well as how she implements verticals in her business to dictate what she's really about and provide value around those subjects.

Reina's teaching us: 

  • How to figure out what you want to be known for 
  • One simple and powerful tactic you can use today to start making a name for yourself (all you need are the email addresses of your family & friends) 
  • How to make your business idea jump out at you
  • Handling "cliquey vibes" in Facebook groups or other places you might be hanging out  
  • The concept of verticals in our businesses and how we can use them to plan content and show up as professionals 

“You don’t need all the fancy schmancy stuff in order to do visibility well.” 

“When you are very clear about what you do, the competition doesn’t exist.” 

Ep 041 // How to Build a Life Around What You Care About with Reina Pomeroy (Courage)

Season 3 of the podcast is HERE! I'm so excited to bring you yet another series of mind-blowing interviews with some of the most inspiring and savvy minds the internet has to offer.

With me today I have Reina Pomeroy, a life and biz success coach who emphasizes heart based business. She helps people pinpoint what's most important to them so they can become the go-to expert in their industry.

Reina has become a great internet friend of mine ever since I was interviewed on her podcast, Creative Empire, which she runs with Christina Scalera who you heard from back in Season 1.

Reina has a big heart, she's really fun to talk to, she's incredibly relatable and I really think you're going to enjoy this COURAGE story where she tells us all about her winding path to what she does today.

We're talking about: 

  • How Reina felt her identity as an outgoing creative was ripped from her when she was a new mama trying to juggle work 
  • how to discover your values -- the things you must have to make you happy -- and find work that honors them instead of compromising 
  • How to step back from your current reality enough to see your situation clearly 
  • The value of a "bridge job" and some criteria for finding the right one for you
  • Why jumping straight to results and answers right away might not be the best strategy when it comes to finding your path 

Ep 040 // 8 Clarity Blockers You Need to Bust Through to Be Successful

And just like that, we're wrapping up the Meaningful Work Series! Today I'm excited to share Part 3 of 3. If you missed the first parts of the series, go here: How to Make a Living Doing Something You Actually Like & Vision: 5 Steps to Design Your Life Instead of Living By Default. 

So far in the series, we've gone deep on vision and the importance of understanding exactly where you want to go. But even the best-crafted vision can't answer the big question... 

How the heck do we get there? 

WE NEED A PROCESS.

Process is the Clarity component of our meaningful work equation. Having a process means we know the exact steps we need to take, we're equipped with the tools we need to move forward and we know how to measure our success. 

 

That all sounds great, I know. But I'll give you the bad news first... 

There are going to obstacles. Major ones. They'll obstruct your clarity. They're the pitfalls that keep you from seeing the path in front of you.  

These obstacles so treacherous, they might make you consider giving up on your meaningful work altogether. 

Remember that if this were easy, everyone would be doing it. But they aren't. 

And now for the good news: the most threatening obstacles tend to show up time and time again across ambitious people seeking meaningful work. 

So today, we're diving into the 8 most common obstacles I've noticed in people working towards earning a living doing what they love. If you can bust through these, then clarity can find you -- and that means you'll keep making progress. 

Ep 039 // Vision: 5 Steps to Design Your Life Instead of Living By Default

Part 2 of the Meaningful Work Series is here! If you missed the first episode, here's where to find it: How to Make a Living Doing Something You Actually Like. 

Today we're blowing the doors off of the Courage part of Courage & Clarity. And guys, there is so much I want to share with you about vision...

WE NEED VISION. Strategy, tools & tactics get all the glory, but even the best map in the world can't get you to your destination if you don't know where the heck you're going! 

In this deep-dive into Vision, aka the "Courage" half of Courage & Clarity, we're dissecting 5 parts: 

  1. Why we NEED vision & inspiration (psst, it's not all "fluff"!)
  2. The dangers of inspiration overload (and how to avoid them)
  3. The DNA of Meaningful Work in 4 puzzle pieces 
  4. Setting Goals that Don't Suck
  5. Using vision to overcome your biggest obstacle: DOUBT

Ep 038 // How to Make a Living Doing Something You Actually Like

"The hardest thing about earning a living doing something I care about is how deeply I care about my mistakes."

"The hardest thing about earning a living doing something I care about is believing that I'll actually figure it out one day."

"The hardest thing about earning a living doing something I care about is believing that I'm one of the lucky ones who 'gets to'."

Maybe you're listening to this podcast because you're not currently earning a living doing something you care about.

Perhaps you're in your car right now on your way to the job that you hope to leave. I've been in that driver's seat, listening to podcasts about people who are walking their kids to school and creating cool things, being completely in charge of how much they make.

And I know how badly you want that to be you.

 Or, maybe you're already in this thing. You're trying to figure it out.

You've got a website, you're working on building your audience and you're trying SO hard to find your people and grow your tribe.

And it's so challenging at times, you wonder if this is all worth it.

Maybe it would be easier to go get a job that could pay the bills so you can do your thing.

Or worse, maybe you're so burnt out on your thing that you're not sure you want to do this at all. And you want to give up.

And I get that… because this is hard.

 It is not easy to have meaningful work in your life. And once you find it, you gotta work to keep it. It's not an "I found it and now I'm set for life!" So that's where this meaningful work series comes in.

 I want to talk to you about why having meaningful work in your life is worth it. I want to draw a contrast between a life that has meaningful work, and one that is resigned to the mundane.  

So in the Meaningful Work Series, we're going to get into the tactics for earning meaningful work, and keeping it in your life.

We'll talk about a two-part strategy for NOT giving up on your work.

These three episodes are the very foundation upon which the entire Courage & Clarity podcast is built. I seek conversations with brave people who are fighting for meaningful work, and I get them on the show to reveal the VISION they cultivated, as well as the PROCESS.

 I'm breaking this episode down into five parts: 

  1. Why our current understanding of "work" is broken (and what to replace it with)
  2. What is meaningful work? Is it worth it?
  3. How to recognize YOUR perfect opportunity to do meaningful work 
  4. The two big keys you need to earn a living doing something you care about
  5. The biggest obstacles people face as they go after work they really love 

 

 

Ep 037 // Making Tough Decisions, Feeling Fraud-ish & Killer Podcast Interviews (Season 2 Q+A)

That's a WRAP on Season 2! I can't believe we did it -- 10 guests, 20 interviews, 2 bonus episodes, and a whole lot of love and connection with you all. I hope you got as much value out of the wide array of talent on the show this past season. 

Now, it's time to answer your big questions from Season 2 (and life in general)! 

 

I received such awesome questions this time around, and it was so fun connecting with you in this way! 

I definitely saw some themes in the questions this time around, and that actually confirmed my desire to create the Meaningful Work Series on the podcast over the next couple weeks. Eek! Stay tuned, I'm majorly excited about this month. 

Here are just a few of the answers I'm hitting you with today:  

  • How to make decisions when you feel stuck between two options
  • My strategy for killer podcast interviews 
  • What to do if you're scared you don't have enough expertise, you've made too many mistakes or you're not far enough along to teach others 
  • How to choose between "being responsible" and "chasing your dreams"
  • How to manage time when you feel like your work keeps bleeding into your life
  • What to do with old blog posts when you're embarrassed by where you started 
  • How to turn more inquiries into sales!

SHOW NOTES:

 

Ep 036 // 3 Steps You Must Take to Find Your Passion with Rachel & Kristen of Clarity on Fire (Clarity)

After throwing it back to the days of depressed Netflix binge-watching and cubicle panic attacks in our Courage episode, I'm so excited to dig into the Clarity episode with Rachel East & Kristen Walker! After all, their website & business is Clarity On Fire and they definitely live up to the name in this episode.  

 

 I've heard from so many of you that you just want to find a way making a living doing something you actually care about. In truth, that mission is the entire premise of this podcast. And so, having Rachel & Kristen dive into this topic where they both shine so brightly was a true treat for me, and I hope you get as much from this conversation as I did! 

Here's what you'll learn in this awesome episode:

  • Why it's so hard to find our passion in the first place
  • Why many of us get so stuck choosing between what we're good at and what we actually like
  • How to make working feel more like living
  • The one question Rachel & Kristen would ask you if you're feeling guilty about changing your career path 
  • Why finding your passion is kind of like looking at a giant buffet, and how to figure out what the heck to put on your plate
  • The 3 things you absolutely MUST know about passion to help you find yours!

Ep 035 // How Two Best Friends Who Hated Work Got Unstuck with Rachel & Kristen of Clarity on Fire (Courage)

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It's the grand finale of Season 2 of the Courage & Clarity podcast, and I couldn't imagine two more perfect guests for playing us out with a bang. This week I'm joined by Rachel East and Kristen Walker of Clarity on Fire, two incredible career & life coaches for millennial who feel stuck. 

 

I've been following Rachel & Kristen for a long time now (I mentioned them a while ago on The Fizzle Show as one of my very favorite emails I get each week -- and I'm only subscribed to a few!) 

I was excited to "meet" Rachel & Kristen, but what I couldn't know in advance was how much fun they were to talk to and how effortlessly we connected via the airwaves. It was kind of magical, guys, and I hope you can hear it too! 

In this Courage episode, we're digging into how these two best friends started a business together in the first place, starting all the way back at the beginning for each of them individually. 

Some of the highlights you'll hear: 

  • How to assess whether you should go into business with your BFF - or anyone else for that matter! 
  • Why your reality might not be completely true, and the way your current circumstances may be playing tricks on you
  • What happens when you challenge the way you've always seen the world (hint: amazing transformation!)
  • What it's like when you know this can't be it, but you have no idea what to do next (aka, feeling totally stuck) 
  • How being young & naive might actually be a good thing sometimes
  • Why Rachel, Kristen nor I have no interest in being a #girlboss (and what we're all doing instead!)

Ep 034 // How to Nail Your Customer’s Needs with an Incredibly Simple Product (Clarity)

In this week's Clarity episode, I'm welcoming Allison Schaaf, founder of PrepDish, back to show!

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You’re going to be so inspired by how EASY it can be to be successful. You don’t have to go and spend tons of money acquiring crazy skills -- instead, Allison shows us how we can create something incredibly simple based purely on a customer's needs.

We're diving into: 

  • Understanding Customers Better: The number one thing to keep in mind that keep your product beautifully simple 
  • Connecting with Customers: The number one question Allison asks to get tons of customer feedback -- and thus provide the solution that people gladly pay for 
  • Building a Team: Allison's take on when to hire, and what 2 questions to ask to decide what you need to hand of
  • Productivity: How to uncover exactly where your time is going, and shift towards more time on your favorite tasks 

"It’s more often the entrepreneur who’s thinking it needs to have all these bells and whistles, and that can just confuse your customer."

“I could make this fancy app and it might make me appealing to some people, but it would make me more appealing to my core customer?”

Ep 033 // How Lessons from a Service-Based Business Fueled a Passive Income Product

This week I'm pumped to welcome the founder of a service I use myself (and am obsessed with!) I've got Allison Schaaf, the founder of PrepDish, a subscription service offering handcrafted gluten-free and paleo meal plans week after week. 

 

Aside from loving PrepDish as a customer, I wanted to have Allison on the show for a very specific reason:

Her product is incredibly simple. Like, "can this actually be a business?" simple. It's a PDF.

I hope these episodes with Allison challenge you to strip away all the scary beliefs that you need to buy course after course to figure out how to launch a business. 

Allison's the master of putting the customer's needs first, and getting laser-focused on what people actually NEED (hint: it's not a crazy app or 35 module course.)

In this Courage story, we're exploring how Allison got here via her Personal Chef business. I love that Allison started out with a service-based business, and how she worked out the kinks in her workflow before launching a digital product.

Through perfecting her process in people's kitchens, she was able to create a hard-hitting digital product that nails a specific need. 

Here's what we're getting into in this episode: 

  • Getting clients: How Allison got her very first client as a personal chef (spoiler: it's not fancy) 
  • Refining your services: How to figure out what makes you unique -- and how that translates to your offering
  • Networking: How the hard work you do in the beginning may pay off later in surprising ways 
  • Idea validation: How Allison's Personal Chef business actually served as the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for her digital product, PrepDish
  • Batching: How Allison shifted to a year-long or season-long view of her meal plans, and how she gets more done with less effort 

“I figured out what was unique for me — I was not only a chef, but I was also a dietician.”

“I just had to stop doing anything except the process that I wanted to do. I know you want me to cater your party, but I can’t — this is the one thing I want to do. It really was a decision, this is the way I do things, and I’m only going to work with clients THIS WAY.”

Ep 032 // A 4-Pronged Approach to Better Decision Making with Sarah K Peck (Clarity)

After Sarah's Courage story, now we're getting down to business and talking about some real grown-up stuff: making better decisions in our businesses. 

 

If you feel like a crazy person, jumping around from thing to thing without accomplishing any one task, this episode is for you. 

If you can't summarize what you do in 5 words, this episode is for you. 

And if you're drowning in emails and you find yourself saying "maybe" when in your heart you mean "no", then yep, this episode is for you. 

We're digging into: 

  • What startups and pregnant women / mothers can learn from each other
  • Why understanding what you do (and don't do!) is absolutely critical to your ability to make decisions -- and exactly how many things you should be doing 
  • Where to turn if you have a hard time describing what you do, if what you do doesn't work, or if you feel crazy busy all the time
  • How to find your business "North Star"
  • The 4 categories of business decision making: Delegate, Defer, Automate & Delete 
  • Why you should strive to be a little bit bad at some things (like email), and why it's okay to "break stuff" in your business 

Some favorite quotes from Sarah: 

"Just because somebody has put something on my task list doesn't mean I have to decide to do it." 

"Don't defer it if you really mean NO. Because that's actually mean."

Ep 031 // Yes, You Can Keep Going with Sarah K. Peck (Courage)

In this week's edition, I've got Sarah K. Peck on the microphone with me! Sarah is an author, startup advisor and yoga instructor based in New York City. She's the founder and executive director of Startup Pregnant, and at this point in her career she's written around 700 essays.(!)

 

Guys, I truly love and adore every single episode of this show that I've had the privilege to produce. Maybe it's the exact place I'm at in my own life right now as mama to a one year old, but I am really in love with this conversation.

I hope it inspires you, challenges you and lifts you up all at the same time, because that's exactly what happened to me. 

A few big points we dive into: 

  • How to find and understand your core identity -- aka, who you really are, in just a handful of words
  • The time Sarah broke her foot in college, and the huge lesson that applies to business 
  • Why a "just this once" mentality will screw us up, and leads us to a path of excuses 
  • The two habit muscles we are always strengthening -- and which one you definitely want to be focusing on 
  • Why "waste" and "rest" are not the same -- and how rest is actually an investment in our careers
  • How to stop feeling guilty about doing things that feel good to us 
  • Why Sarah will take her shirt off and shake her boobies around (wait... what?)

Some of my very favorite quotes from this episode: 

“The true test of perserverance and resilience, the people who make it through their 20 mile march are the ones who look at that moment when they COULD make an excuse and they say I’m choosing to do it anyways” 

“You’re either strengthening the muscle that makes excuses, or you’re strengthening the muscle that does it anyways” 

“The person who wins, the person who makes it happen isn’t the person who has some magical better circumstances than you” 

Then, in the Clarity episode, we're talking about a precise process for way better decision making in our businesses & our lives. Can't wait for you to hear this! 

Ep 030 // How to Prepare Financially for Entrepreneurship with Nicole Lapin (Clarity)

In the second half of my conversation with best-selling author and former CNN & CNBC anchor Nicole Lapin, we're getting real about finances.

 

You might be itching to become an entrepreneur because of all the perks, but what about the cash? Do you have enough to make it on your own?

As Nicole tells us in this episode, the best entrepreneurs are scrappy. It's easy to fantasize over investors throwing cash at you a la Shark Tank, but that kind of start-up money means you basically have a boss.

So what can we do to bootstrap this thing on a budget?

In this episode, we're diving into exactly that, plus:

  • How to prepare for the un-sexy parts of entrepreneurship (including exactly how much money you should have in the bank) 
  • Why "Do it now!" might be the exact wrong advice for starting your business
  • Nicole's 3 "E"s of budgeting, and how much money you should have for your essentials, end game & extras 
  • The simple (yet brilliant) daily habit Nicole used to pay off her credit card debt (I'm stealing this one!) 
  • A precise method for determining whether you have a business idea or a party trick 

Let's go to the show!

Ep 029 // How to Unleash Your Inner Boss & take Charge of Your Career (Courage)

In this week's edition of the show, I'm sitting down with the energetic, sharp and no-BS Nicole Lapin, author of Boss Bitch, Rich Bitch, host of the television show Hatched, former CNN anchor -- let me summarize: she's pretty freakin' cool. 

 

Many of us have lots of memories of being cheered on by people who believed in us, hearing reassuring messages that we can just "be ourselves", that we are "special" and born to "stand out". 

But once it's time to grow up and start #adulting, it's so common to be met with an entirely different message -- especially when, like Nicole, you enter an industry full of standards, rigidity and a "this is how we've always done it" mindset.

As an aspiring new anchor, Nicole felt that familiar pressure. Appear older. Wear shoulder pads. Speak with the "news anchor voice". She even had a professor proclaim that, in order to be taken seriously, she should cut her hair short into an "anchor bob".

Once you hear from Nicole in this episode, you'll realize she isn't your typical news anchor (even though she was the youngest anchor at CNN & CNBC, ever -- seriously, she was just 21!) Her hair is long, she speaks like a normal girlfriend over a cup of coffee, and she's no longer on a mission to disguise her age.  

To be it plainly, Nicole stopped trying to overcome herself -- and her audience can't get enough.

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • What to do when you're actually an imposter -- aka, so far outside your comfort zone, you feel as though you're learning a whole new language 
  • How to stop overcoming who you are, and leveraging your true self to find success instead 
  • The importance of money transparency for our professional lives (and how weird it is that we'll tell our girlfriends just about anything -- except our salaries)
  • How to look at failure, and why Nicole is happy it took her a decade to publish a book (with at least 5 rejected ideas along the way)

Ep 028 // How to Know When to Quit Your Business & Find Your Dream Job Instead with Annie Truax (Clarity)

Following the winding path towards freelancing in the fitness world after two major losses in her life, marketing & PR professional Annie Truax did something surprising.

She quit her business to work for someone else.

 

Today, Annie works for Free to Breathe, a non-profit organization seeking to increase lung cancer survival rates. 

In her early twenties, Annie never could have imagined that lung cancer would turn her whole world upside down.

By seeking meaningful connection to other people through fitness and volunteering, Annie is now dedicating her professional life to the disease that took her parents from her.

Annie's story is incredible, and I'm taking away the following question as a lesson:

"Does joining someone else’s team allow you to go even deeper in the fullest expression of living your values?"

If the answer is YES, sometimes being an entrepreneur isn't the best fit, and there might just be a better arrangement waiting for us if we keep our eyes & hearts open to the possibility. 

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • How to do the work now to invite your dream job into your life 
  • How to create a job for yourself at an organization you'd love to work for
  • How to flipthe script on loss & trauma — and leverage the worst thing that’s ever happened in your life into something meaningful

Ep 027 // How Major Loss Shaped a Quest for Meaningful Work with Annie Truax

On the podcast this week, I've got former corporate marketer turned freelancer turned employee again with a fitness instructor, lung cancer research advocate and my long-time friend, Annie Truax. 

 

Beware, after listening to this you’re gonna want to stop everything & hug the ones you love!

In this Courage story, Annie shares how two traumatic losses shook her awake in life.

After her experience, she was unable to avoid realizing what is truly important in life, and just how empty her work was --  and thus, her priorities forever shifted.

Before the trauma, she over delivered and was on a mission to please others. After, those same things seemed trivial. 

The questions in Annie's life changed from things like “What apartment am I going to live in? How am I going to please the client?” to “How am I going to be the strongest version of myself for my family? How do I survive this?"

In other words, her life experience rendered her unable to relate to PR clients whose biggest concern in life was whether the napkins were the exact correct color. 

In her healing process, Annie turned to fitness and fell in love with running & teaching classes. This episode captures how Annie was able to take advantage of a new market, show up with her expertise and make a major change to do work she genuinely cares about.

Annie's story is proof of the magic that can happen when you just show up and live in the space of true connection -- connection to your passion, to your craft, to your talents and to other people. 

Then, in the Clarity episode, we're digging into how to join a company that is truly aligned with your values. If you've ever wondered when it's time to quit your business to work for someone else or how to find truly meaningful work on someone else's team, the next episode will be perfect for you. 

Ep 026 // Ideal Clients, "Shiny Object Syndrome" & Why it's Okay to Suck Right Now (Q&A)

Here we are ... halfway through Season 2 of the Courage & Clarity podcast!

 

I'm having an absolutely blast bringing you one part inspiration and one part instruction from amazing entrepreneurs who are going after what they love in business & in life. 

However, since these conversations have been so action packed, I thought I would pause and huddle up with y'all. 

Recently, on Instagram & on Facebook, I called for questions -- and you guys really delivered! So today, I'm answering your top Q's.

In this episode, you'll hear: 

  • How to decide whether you should start a podcast
  • Putting the "ideal client" debate to rest
  • How to get your very first clients
  • How this podcast is doing so far!
  • How to get OUT of planning mode and INTO action mode
  • What to do about "shiny object syndrome", aka the constant barrage of new ideas
  • .... and the best advice I've ever received! 

PLUS, as a little bonus, I finished the episode off by sharing some things I've been thinking about lately. You may have seen on Instagram I posted a graphic exclaiming, "It's okay if you suck right now." That post BLEW UP and so I wanted to go deeper into what I meant, what I've learned since then and how you can put this into practice in your own life. 

Thank you for the questions, I hope you enjoy the show this week!