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#41: Syncing Your Business with Your Cycle with Jenna Christianson

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Release Date: 12/30/2021

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Today we are talking about niching! What it is, if you should do it, how to know when to do it, and everything in between. I believe that you can make your business be whatever you want it to be and don’t have to follow any rules, but I also have seen within my own business how niching down has helped it grow. Here are the main things discussed in this episode: How to know when it’s time to niche Confusion around ideal client and marketing might mean you should niche What you show, you sell Communicating with clients as you shift and niche within your business How niching can help when...

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#71: 3 Clauses You May Be Missing In Your Contracts with The Legal Paige show art #71: 3 Clauses You May Be Missing In Your Contracts with The Legal Paige

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  I have had the privilege of having Paige, of The Legal Paige, on the podcast before (), and she is back again to share about clauses that your contracts may be missing. Paige is a wealth of knowledge in this area, and I’m so excited for this conversation. Here are the main things we discussed in this episode: How Paige helps bridge the gap between creatives/small businesses and legality Where the law is at in regards to small businesses and online industries As your business and client experiences change, your contracts may need to change too Getting a communication clause into your...

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#70: Making Less and Not Meeting Revenue Goals show art #70: Making Less and Not Meeting Revenue Goals

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I found myself panicking as I was looking at my revenue for the year so far and saw I was behind where I was last year at this time. I also saw that I probably am not going to hit my revenue goal for this year. But amongst that panic, I stopped myself to remember that what I am making is still a big accomplishment. I have also had many other successes this year that haven’t been related to money. Money is a big part of business and the reality of not hitting certain revenue goals can be tough, but there also doesn’t have to be shame around that. We are diving into this conversation on this...

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#69: Having a Purpose Driven Brand with Solveig Petch show art #69: Having a Purpose Driven Brand with Solveig Petch

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Solveig Petch (AKA, Petchy) is a brand strategist and identity designer. She helps clients uncover their unique brand core and then translates that into compelling brand strategy and visuals to help them reach more ideal clients. Petchy knows the ins and outs of building a brand, specifically having a purpose driven brand. Here are the main things discussed in this episode with her: Petchy’s start in brand strategy and finding your right path What conversations Petchy sees around branding (she’s based in Norway!) Being in the driver’s seat of your brand What having a personal brand...

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#68: 5 Quick Updates To Make Your Website Better Today with Samantha Mabe show art #68: 5 Quick Updates To Make Your Website Better Today with Samantha Mabe

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Creating, updating, or editing a website can be really overwhelming when you aren’t a website designer or SEO expert. But having a website that converts and is easy for customers to use is really important. Samantha Mabe is discussing all things website related and simple quick fixes you (yes, you!) can do to make your site better today. Samantha Mabe is the creative director and designer of Lemon and the Sea. She helps service providers and coaches who are ready to launch their signature offer and need a website that matches the high-caliber work they're doing. With her signature framework,...

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#67: Why Taylor Swift is a Personal Brand Queen [BONUS EPISODE] show art #67: Why Taylor Swift is a Personal Brand Queen [BONUS EPISODE]

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It's no secret that I'm a huge Taylor Swift fan. I love her music of course, but I'm continually impressed by her marketing prowess and the foresight she has when it comes to her music and brand. This bonus episode explores the four R's of personal branding and how Taylor nails every single one.

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#66: Crop Top Confidence show art #66: Crop Top Confidence

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I own 7 crop tops. If you would have told me a few years ago that after three babies I would feel more at home in a crop top than just about any other piece of clothing, I would have thought you were insane. But it’s true. And it comes back to the work I've done in thinking about my future self and working to create that reality right now (rather than waiting). This is why today’s episode is all about confidence! Here’s the main topics discussed: You can’t wait until you feel confident Growing up, body image, and spaghetti straps Exploring the question of “how do I want to feel”...

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#65: Money Mindset with Sheila Hansen show art #65: Money Mindset with Sheila Hansen

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I could talk about money mindset all day long! It’s a favorite part of business, and it can also be a challenging part. My friend, Sheila Hansen, is the perfect person to guide a discussion on this topic, so I am so excited to have her on this episode of the podcast. Here are the main things discussed in this episode: Feeling the emotions of entrepreneurship and money How our beliefs about money can be traced back to childhood Navigating debt (taking on debt for business, etc.) Mindset around paying taxes Handling processing fees Scarcity mindset and upper lilmits Working through the time =...

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#64: My Weekly Planning Routine show art #64: My Weekly Planning Routine

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Do you ever feel burnt out and overwhelmed, but then you look at your to-do list and calendar and it’s not even that much to handle? If you don’t have a good grasp on your schedule and things are getting forgotten, or you feel like you can’t keep up or stay organized, this episode is for you! Once I got a better handle on my schedule, I found I was able to avoid that constant overwhelming feeling. I’m walking through my weekly planning routine. Here are the main things discussed: Using both a paper calendar and Google calendar Why I start with scheduling in my free time FIRST (and...

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Dawn is a software engineer turned wedding photographer who has a passion for helping Creatives create a thriving business. Technology can be intimidating, and it’s Dawn’s goal to make tech fun and easy to understand. She will show you how systems, tools and other technology can take your business to the next level while achieving that balance you’ve always dreamed of. Here are the main things discussed in this episode: How Dawn’s passion for photography helped her launch Tech Savvy Creative Building a robust file system and where to start for creating your own backup system Why you...

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Alright folks, buckle up! We are talking about periods today, and this episode feels like a long time coming. It was before I got pregnant with my third child that I started seeing posts from Jenna and other holistic health practitioners about period health and how our cycle can impact so many other things, and therefore, often impact our business.

I think that so often, as young girls, we are not told about the way that cycle tracking can impact our health and wellbeing and just our understanding of our body. So often I think we’re kind of taught that periods are this thing we should dread and it’s normal to have all these symptoms - while they may be common, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are normal. 

Over roughly the past two years, I have really come to understand my cycle better. I cannot tell you the impact that it has had on my business and my life just understanding the times of the month where I am excited to be up on stage in front of a group of people and the times of the month where I don’t want to leave my house and just want to watch Netflix or the times where I can get really focused work done but don’t want to talk to anyone else.

If you notice feeling the same way throughout the month, that is actually really normal, so stop beating yourself up because you can’t be “on” all the time! That’s why I am so excited to talk to our guest today, Jenna Chirstianson, because she has opened my eyes to women’s health and period health and how it can affect your life and business.

Here are some of the things we discussed in this episode:

  • About Jenna
  • Why tracking your cycle can be helpful
  • Differences between men and women's hormones
  • Phases of the menstrual cycle and how our cycle can give an insight to our overall health (follow along on this graph)
  • Fertility Awareness Method
  • What to expect with each phase (mood, energy, etc.)
  • What to do within your business during each phase
  • Supporting your overall health and cycle (lymphatic drainage, sleep, hydration, etc.)
  • How to work with Jenna

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