#54 How Pinterest Can Manage Stress with Anna Huff


What? How can Pinterest manage stress?  Well, as a busy entrepreneur, Pinterest is an "underestimated gem" for building your brand and audience.  Today's guest, Anna Huff, is a Pinterest specialist and she's got LOTS to share!!

In this episode you will discover:

  1. Why Pinterest is such a valuable tool for solopreneurs
  2. How Pinterest can help you manage time, energy, and stress
  3. How Pinterest allows you to stay present with your family and your life


Anna on finding what works for you:

Anna: "It's just leaning into what it is that your heart tells you is right. And sometimes, you know, we try to fight that just like I'll just say, like, even with my business, and, you know, starting at six months ago, and then being where I'm at now, where I'm like, Okay, I'm ready to go straight Pinterest, let's do it. And I knew that kind of, you know, probably closer to the beginning. But I fought it for a while, right? Because no, no, no, no, that's kind of scary. You know,...

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#53 Making Your Own Rules for Social Media with Stacey Watts


It's all up to you.  You own your business. You run your business. Solopreneur. CEO. Entrepreneur.  Whatever you want to call it, it's ALL YOU!!  Until you finally get to hire help, LOL.  And for many of us social media is a HUGE part of your business -  it takes up a bunch of your time and energy - and it can be exhausting and stressful.  Today's guest, Stacey Watts has tips for how to strategically handle your social media so that you don't lose your mind. 

Stacey helps online businesses master content creation- coaching clients to plan, publish, connect & grow on social media.  She loves helping business owners share their unique personalities and their best stories on social media in a clear, fun and purposeful way.  PURPOSEFUL is probably the word I would use to describe how Stacey thinks about social media - she is incredibly intentional with her approach. Which helps her clients to be able to be strategic - not only...

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#52 Secrets from My First Year Podcasting


It’s been a year!! I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for a year.  I worked so hard on this podcast and I’m so proud of getting to celebrate ONE YEAR. 

Be sure to grab your FREE Secrets from My First Year Podcasting (including the equipment and tools I use) -AND- How to Celebrate your Podcasting Wins (with a 2 page checklist!) <<HERE>>

Thank you...

I have so many thank yous -

Thank you so much for everyone who listened.  

RASleDazzle says “Sometimes it’s kind of lonely being an entrepreneur, these days even more so.  It’s nice to know I’m not the only person struggling with this stuff and that there is hope that I can be mostly sane.  Typically delivered in very helpful actionable steps that even I can follow. Thanks for that and telling it like it is.”

“Girl same. Trying to stay mostly sane.”  DJCBFM

“More of this please!  Your words hit home every...

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#51 4 Ways to Reduce Added Sugars You are Consuming TODAY


Sugar is so sneaky, and a lot of times we’re consuming WAY more than we think.   Added sugars are in a bunch of things you might have overlooked - from pasta sauce to our favorite drinks.  

I’ve been wanting to take a break from added sugars, because my cravings have gotten out of control.  Also, my energy is not as even as I would like. Sometimes I get that afternoon lull.  And I wanted to share some information to get you started in case you had been wanting to work on your sugar intake too.

In this episode you will learn:

  1. What do you mean by "added sugars"?
  2. Why do I care about how much sugar I eat and drink?
  3. How much sugar am I supposed to eat?
  4. 4 steps you can take today to eat less added sugars

There are 50 g of sugar in my beloved pumpkin spiced latte from Starbucks.  In a grande.  And the American Heart Association says that Women should eat no more than 6 teaspoons (25 grams) of added sugar a day.   I suspect most of the...

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#50 More Time for What You Love with Erin Cantwell


As entrepreneurs it can be so easy to get overwhelmed and burnt out and lose track of what we love - like why we started doing what we do in the first place. What systems can you put in place to help you stress less and get back to doing what you love?

Today's guest is Erin Cantwell. She was a graphic designer who went to work at a branding firm in NYC, so she's got some serious creative skills. And now, she helps creative entrepreneurs to bridge the gap between their creative work and the operation side, like how do you get down to the nitty gritty of your business.

And I love that somebody with that much skill and that much training, as an artist, as a creative has taken her passion and love of creativity and being able to spend more time in what she calls the zone of genius. I love how she's taken that and created a whole business to help other creatives be as successful as she was, and really get down to how do you put systems in place that support and nourish you, and...

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#49 You're Worth It: Get a Confidence Boost from Natasha B. Russell


Confidence and your success in business are totally linked.  When we don't believe in ourselves, when we don't believe in what we have to offer - it shows in our business.  It can slow or even stop our growth. It can hamper sales. It can impact our health, happiness, and sanity! 

Natasha B. Russell is an expert in confidence and passionate about helping to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs and business owners just like you to believe in yourself and your business. 

In this episode you will learn:

  1. Why confidence is essential to growing your business
  2. The links between confidence and success
  3. Natasha’s one tip (ok, so maybe it’s more than one) for boosting your confidence TODAY

Meet our guest: Natasha B. Russell, BCMM, PCC (NBR) is the Founder and CEO of NBR Strategic Solutions. Her business offers coaching, speaking and consulting services to support aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners, corporations and non-profit organizations with...

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#48 How to Be Nicer to Yourself


Note: some of the resources/links below may be affiliate links, meaning I get paid a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.

What would it be like if you were just a little nicer to yourself?  What difference could that make in your life? In your business? 

Self-compassion is an insanely powerful tool that is being under utilized by people.  I believe in using every tool and resource to my advantage, to curate my own health and happiness and sanity using whatever I can get my hands on.  And I believe that you will find that self-compassion, basically being nicer to yourself, is one of those tools that can change your life. 

In this episode you will learn:

  1. Three core concepts of self-compassion that will change how you think about being nicer to yourself.
  2. The benefits of self-compassion
  3. One simple, clear action step you can take TODAY that will blow your mind and start making a difference in your life...
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#47 You Don't Have to Do It All with Jessie Browning


What?  You don't have to do it all?  That doesn't sound right.  Hmmmmmm....  Jessie Browning firmly believes that we don't have to do it all - but mostly that's because she tried to do it all - running multiple businesses while being a mom of 4 kids. Yes, 4 kids!!!

In today's episode Jessie shares her story and insights about how to better delegate, make tough choices, and set healthy boundaries.  She also shares how her passion project helps to keep her healthy, happy, and sane. 

Jessie Browning is an entrepreneur, loving wife, mother of 4, sister, daughter, celiac, adopted Texan, blogger, and podcaster. She wasn’t born in Texas, but as the bumper sticker reads, she “got here as fast as she could”. Jessie created Lajoie Society and started blogging in 2019. She started with a blog but always knew she would launch a podcast as part of this project. Prickly & Blooming debuted on January 29th, 2020 at #108 in Itunes Personal...

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#46 Having Fellow Entrepreneurs for Friends Helps you Stay Sane


PODCAST TAKE OVER!  This week one of my entrepreneur friends interviews ME!  Crazy!  The roles are reversed and you get a behind the scenes look at my life.  Lynn Coleman and I are part of a group that meets every week to support each other in our businesses.  I can't tell you how important these weekly meetings have been for me over the past few challenging months - and for my business growth.  Lynn is an expert in authentic messaging and communication, so when she asked if she could interview me on my podcast, I said YES.  

We dive into:

  1. Why being healthy, happy, and mostly sane is so important to you and your business - and what each of them means.
  2. Why creating your own team of entrepreneur friends is valuable and how it can help you to feel less isolated.
  3. If I had to pick, which is my favorite:  my baby Yoda action figure or my Kamala Harris action figure.

mostly sane....

Ellen: "I put mostly staying in there, because I see so...

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#45 How Having Corporate Clients Can Help to Manage Stress with Cait Ross


How could working with corporations help you to stay healthy, happy and sane??  Today's guest, Cait Ross, is going to help us to see how this could not only help us to let go of the hustle, but also to create more impact and stay connected to our core values.  

You will get to ....

  1.  Learn how Cait made the transition from corporate to wanting to help people just like her that were still in corporate.
  2. How letting go of the hustle and social media game have improved her life.
  3. How you can start to work with more corporate clients and the difference that can make in your life and your business.


Cait Ross is a Business Mentor, B2B Strategist & Keynote Speaker who helps purpose-driven entrepreneurs win corporate clients to expand their influence, income & impact. In 2017, after an 8 year career as a VP in the banking industry, Cait launched her own B2B wellness business -- helping companies and their employees to build resilience so they can stress...

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