Episode 92: Finding Balance as an Entrepreneur with Sarah Peck

Episode 92: Finding Balance as an Entrepreneur with Sarah Peck

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Episode 92: Finding Balance as an Entrepreneur with Sarah Peck
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This week I sat down with Sarah Peck to discuss the work life balance, especially as a female in the entrepreneur world.

Sarah is a writer, startup advisor, and yoga teacher based in New York City. She’s the founder and executive director of Startup Pregnant, a media company documenting the stories of women’s leadership across work and family. She hosts the weekly Startup Pregnant podcast, and she and her partner in life and work are the instigators behind More Women’s Voices, a website that promotes women speakers and entrepreneurs. Previously, she worked at Y Combinator backed One Month, Inc, a company that teaches people to code in 30 days, and prior, as a writing and communications consultant.

She’s a 20-time All-American swimmer who successfully swam the Escape from Alcatraz nine separate times, once wearing only a swim cap and goggles to raise $33k for charity: water. To date, she’s written for more than 75 different web publications and and has delivered speeches and workshops at Penn, UVA, Berkeley, Harvard, Year of the X, Craft & Commerce, WDS, and more. One recent viral essay, The Art of Asking, has been used across tech companies and product teams to train teams in clear communications. She’s currently writing a memoir of her experience working in the tech startup world while she was pregnant with her first kid.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE:

  • How Sarah got into the startup world and what drives her
  • A big issue women run into when getting ahead in their careers
  • The common thread Sarah sees throughout her audience
  • If it’s possible to balance all that life throws at you
  • The connection between being a mess and a masterpiece
  • The naked truth about how Sarah raised $30K for charity
  • Going from scraping by to feeling financially secure
  • The real questions to ask yourself when evaluating the type of work you are doing
  • Where the idea for Startup Pregnant came from
  • The financial agreement Sarah and her partner made while navigating startups
  • How to enjoy parental leave for beyond the infant stage
  • The importance of being intentional when crafting and building a business
  • A big research mistake people make when starting a business
  • How growing slow can be a really good thing for your business

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Episode 89: Defining Success with Katie Krimitsos

Episode 89: Defining Success with Katie Krimitsos

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This week I sat down with Katie Krimitsos to discuss traits she sees in successful business owners.

Katie Krimitsos is a mom, wife, adventurer, podcaster, business coach, seeker and change maker. She’s committed to brightening the light of women around the world through her Biz Women Rock community, which supports Women Entrepreneurs, and through the Women’s Meditation Network, parent of the Meditation for Women Podcast, which provides guided meditations specifically created with the special journey of women in mind. She’s passionate about giving women the tools, strategies and inspiration to live lives the truly love.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE:

  • How Katie got into business coaching
  • A common trait among Katie’s interviewees that seems to drive them forward in their respective businesses
  • How Katie helps business owners strategize to get where they want to be
  • Steps in managing your inner critic when it comes to your business
  • The relationship between success and happiness and where your goals play a part
  • Why you need to understand what YOUR success looks like and how to get there
  • The impact of being willing to make mistakes
  • Action items people commonly complete to meet their goals
  • The meaning of building a successful business from the inside out
  • Why you shouldn’t compare your script with someone else’s script
  • The role financial awareness plays in the success of your business

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Episode 84: Overcoming Money Blocks through Brainspotting with Beth Medina

Episode 84: Overcoming Money Blocks through Brainspotting with Beth Medina

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Episode 84: Overcoming Money Blocks through Brainspotting with Beth Medina
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This week I sat down with Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Brainspotting Consultant Beth Medina to discuss why people run into money blocks with their business.

Beth is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Brainspotting Consultant- turned business coach who helps professional service entrepreneurs break through the mental blocks that keep them stuck, exhausted, and broke.

She has adapted the therapeutic healing approach of Brainspotting for use in the business coaching setting. With Brainspotting, she helps entrepreneurs uncover and dissolve what’s stopping them from taking necessary, decisive action in their businesses.

Beth is passionate about helping entrepreneurs eliminate any blocks they have around money so they can work profitably, serve conscientiously, and live generously.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE:

  • What Brainspotting is and how it can help you in your business and life
  • How to access your “yuck” to understand your anxious feelings
  • A reason you might shy away from a financial goal you’re trying to reach
  • Where to start when you know you’re not meeting your business goals
  • How to use uncertainty to get to you to start moving forward
  • What a journey looks like to get beyond money blocks
  • How to look at money in a different way and develop a positive relationship with it
  • How to recognize you have a block that’s getting in the way of success
  • Questions to ask yourself when you aren’t on track with your goals
  • Directions to go when you’ve identified what’s causing you to be stuck
  • Something everyone goes through with any kind of change
  • Why it’s so difficult to let go of the old way of doing things
  • The importance of having very specific goals

LINKS WE MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

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Episode 78: Discovering Your ‘Enough’ with Paul Jarvis

Episode 78: Discovering Your ‘Enough’ with Paul Jarvis

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Episode 78: Discovering Your 'Enough' with Paul Jarvis
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This week I sat down with entrepreneur and author Paul Jarvis to discuss why you don’t need to grow your business.

Paul is a designer who likes writing (or vice versa) and has worked for himself since the 90s. He wrote a book called Company of One (Jan 15, 2019), published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

His courses—Creative Class and Chimp Essentials—have been taken by more than 13,564 paying students. His writing has been talked about by everyone from Ashton Kutcher to Arianna Huffington. He’s worked with clients, such as Microsoft, Danielle LaPorte, Mercedes-Benz, Marie Forleo and Warner Music. His ideas and words have been featured in WIRED, Fast Company, Vice, USA Today and more. As a totally random aside, his photography has been seen on Greys Anatomy (the TV show).

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE:

  • Why Paul decided to write his book Company of One
  • The importance of a company of one
  • Why growth is not the best decision for every company
  • How a company of one is based on a mindset, not a number
  • The core skillset you will need
  • The significance of setting your upper bounds
  • The danger of setting your business goals too high
  • The number one thing to consider with goal-setting
  • Why introspection (and time for it) is a must
  • Factors to consider when setting your upper bounds
  • Lifestyle creep and how it can impact your happiness
  • The best way to juggle opportunities and obligations
  • How to have a business that supports your life and not the other way around
  • What “shoulding” all over yourself can do to your mindset and success
  • The way Paul defines success in his business
  • How systems can be more of a hindrance when starting a business
  • The significance of connecting with the customer before scaling

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Episode 76: How to Start and Scale a Business with Autumn Witt Boyd

Episode 76: How to Start and Scale a Business with Autumn Witt Boyd

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Episode 76: How to Start and Scale a Business with Autumn Witt Boyd
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This week I sat down with lawyer and entrepreneur, Autumn Witt Boyd to discuss how to start and scale a business.

Autumn is an experienced lawyer who helps ambitious and creative business owners reach their big goals. Together with her team at The AWB Firm, Autumn guides online and e-commerce businesses as they grow. She has special expertise in copyright and trademark issues, and her firm offers full-service legal support to creative businesses.

Autumn also hosts the Legal Road Map® podcast, which teaches business owners how to protect their rights and stay out of legal hot water. She lives in Chattanooga, TN with her husband Dave, twin boys Sam and Tyson, and daughter Vivian.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE:

  • The importance of understanding your purpose when building a business
  • The reality of the first few years of entrepreneurship
  • Ways to still have an income when launching your business
  • How your network can be your best tool when starting a business
  • Different ways to market your business before you launch
  • How to leverage an assistant in your business
  • When is a good time to bring on an assistant
  • Determining when to have part time vs. full time staff
  • Dealing with the pressures of having a full time employee
  • What to do to remove some of the financial pressure when bringing on a new employee
  • Bringing on an assistant or employee needs to have a WHY behind it
  • Knowing when it’s time to get (or upgrade) your office space & how to deal with increased overhead
  • Options to consider if you can’t find affordable space
  • How to keep the vision of your business moving forward
  • The best reason to evaluate where YOU are lacking when hiring an employee
  • When you’re business takes off, how to control the growth

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