Last year, I took a part-time job as the head setter at my climbing gym. (That’s the person in charge of bolting the plastic rocks to the wall and overseeing the creative process of coming up with new things to climb.) I had a bunch of misgivings about taking the...
EP 256: Discovering What You Need From Your Business With BrainSpace Optimized Founder Hailey Thomas
Today’s guest mentioned early on in our conversation that she found herself taking the work that came to her, growing her capacity to be able to bring in *more* work, and never really stopping to ask herself how she was designing her business.
Her name is Hailey Thomas and she’s the founder of BrainSpace Optimized, where she helps entrepreneurs plan, execute, and complete projects in 90 days or less.
Unfortunately, Hailey suffered a big, personal loss that made her rethink the way she’d been doing business to that point.
We talk about how her tunnel vision led her to skipping her initial grief, why she let go of her clients and contractors, and how she started to process what she truly needed from her life and business.
Kelly Higdon is a business and lifestyle coach who prioritizes her time off so much…
…that’s she’s worked up to taking a full 3 months off from her business every year.
Unfortunately, Kelly’s inspiration wasn’t a well-timed shower idea or download from the universe—it was a trip to the hospital.
You see, Kelly wasn’t always so good about making space in her business for her life. At one point, she was working full-time as private practice therapist, growing a business on the side, and growing a baby. She was working all the time—and it caught up with her.
Kelly shares that story and her process for planning that much time off. She walks me through how she plans for life first and then makes her business fit in the space that’s left, as opposed to the other way around. She also shares how her business is different—and how it’s growing differently—than when she was working all hours of the day & night.
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As an entrepreneur, bestselling author, and mother, Kate Northrup has built a multimedia digital empire that reaches hundreds of thousands globally. She’s committed to supporting ambitious women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. Kate teaches data-driven and soul-driven time and energy management practices that result in saving time, making more money, and experiencing less stress.
Madison and I chat about how she ended up with 2 businesses in the first place, how she knew something needed to change, and how her workdays have changed now that she’s reprioritized her businesses. We also discuss how she’s becoming aware of her identity as a busy person—and the challenges that creates.
The Nitty-Gritty: How Brittany Berger came up with the idea for the Work Brighter newsletterHow Work Brighter evolved as she continued to work her day job—and then as she struck out on her ownWhat her current vision for Work Brighter is and how it informs her growth...
You can clean up your business and still have a mess on your hands. In this quick episode, Tara McMullin explains why AND how you can use that to your advantage.
EP 190: Getting It Done In Just 3 Days Per Week With Oasis Center For Craniosacral Therapy Founder Mindy Totten
For most people, working just 3 days a week is a pipe dream. But Mindy Totten made it reality. She went from working 6.5 days per weeks as a craniosacral therapist to working just 3 days per week. Find out why Mindy attributes the biggest change to an internal shift.
We want to celebrate the most effective habits of small business owners in our network.So, we’ve asked 4 members to share what’s working for them as they reexamine and refine their own routines.
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Tara is a podcaster, small business community leader, strategist, and speaker. She’s been helping small business owners build stronger businesses for over a decade.