#61 Playing as Adults for a Thriving Business (+ Life) with Kara Latta


When was the last time you asked someone to come out and play?  When was the last time you played as an adult?

Learning how to play as an adult can have a HUGE impact on your business (and sanity) - because it turns out it has all sorts of benefits - in addition to being fun. 

The science based benefits of play include....drumroll please...improved productivity, better problem solving, more creativity, better able to work with others (ha!) - it also helps out with stress and anxiety.

Of course, I found an expert in play!!

Kara Latta is the Founder and Chief Fun Officer of The Playful Warrior. She is also the Creator of ThoughtPLAY, a unique coaching model that uses the power of play and subconscious reprogramming to help humans thrive. 

In today’s episode you will learn:

  1. What “play” is
  2. The benefits of play
  3. How play can help you in your business


 Benefits of play

Kara: "honestly, there are so many benefits of play. First of...

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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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#34 Keeping it Simple with Leslie Boyd


Today we HAVE A SPECIAL GUEST Leslie Boyd who is my go to for getting stuff done.  Learn how a productivity coach stays healthy, happy and sane while running her business and loving on her family. 

Leslie is a life and productivity coach that works with women to create balance between work and life so that they can achieve their goals.  She is a busy wife and mom and remembers all too well what it was like to feel overwhelmed before she began her day.  She created the 3 Step Strategy for herself and knew it could help others too!

In this episode you will learn:

  1. Leslie’s secret to keeping things simple using her 3 Step Strategy
  2. Why she makes a weekly menu of meals (and how this might be the best idea ever)
  3. Leslie’s 3 steps to staying sane while being a business owner who is on Facebook


Leslie's 3 Step Strategy

Leslie: "Well, the first thing I do, and I've had to learn this, so what's all learning is that I focus on a few things at a...

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#27 Hooking UP Mompreneurs with Sleep Tips for the Entire Family


What?  Sleep tips for the entire family?! I'm so excited to have Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant and owner of Baby Sleep Team, Catherine Hart, as my guest. She is passionate about helping families get more sleep and ensures that parents are equipped to adapt to their own unique situation that will benefit the whole family.  #spoileralert - the things that help your little ones get more sleep can also help adults get more sleep! So if you don't have kids, this episode is still for you!

In this episode you will learn:

  1. How lack of sleep affects our days and our families as entrepreneurs 
  2. The benefits of getting enough quality sleep
  3. Tips that you can use TODAY to help you little ones sleep. Bonus: these work for adults too! 


How going without sleep affects Ellen:

"...when I do not get a good night's sleep. Because literally the next day it is like like a zombie is walking through my house, I am so much more emotional - like I'm quicker to anger....

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#24 I Say NO to That - So I Can Say YES to This


Today we are going to discuss saying ‘NO’ to more things so that you have the space and energy to say ‘YES’ to things you value and want.  And of course this will include action you can take today.  That’s right, you can get started changing your life right now.  


In this episode you will learn:

  1. How to shift your mindset about saying ‘NO’
  2. 6 things you can start saying ‘NO’ to right now
  3. How to figure out what to say ‘NO’ to and what to say ‘YES’ to


Saying no to things can be really freaking hard!  But when we say no to some things it gives us the space to say yes to other things. 

When I first started my business, I said ‘YES’ to everything and anything.  Most of it for free.  When you have skills like mine (yoga, Ayurveda, stress management, coaching) you get asked to do a bunch of stuff for free.  I want to serve.  I...

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#9 THREE Strategies to Reduce Decision Fatigue


As an entrepreneur, business owner, solopreneur, consultant, coach - you are making decisions all day long....from what you’ll have to lunch, to your social media strategy, to what tax software to use.

There is no shortage of decisions to be made. 


How can you make sure that you are working at your best when it comes to the decisions you make?


In this episode you will learn:

  1. What decision fatigue is
  2. Why you care about decision fatigue and how it is impacting your business and life
  3. 3 strategies to help you reduce decision fatigue RIGHT NOW


Decision Fatigue is Messing with Your Life

Decision fatigue is the idea that after making a bunch of decisions that you become tired and then your ability to make quality decisions decreases.  There is lots of science behind this concept that you can check out HERE and HERE.

But, bottom line, is that your willpower is influenced by more than just your inherent strength and self-control. ...

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#8 How to Stop Drowning in Information and Wasting Your Time


As an entrepreneur or business owner consultant freelancer, you have to not only prioritize what you are spending time doing but also how you are spending your valuable energy and attention.


What you’ll learn:

  1. How to NOT waste energy and time on content you consume..
  2. How to create a proactive plan to curate the content you consume.
  3. How to have more energy and free time while still getting done what needs to get done. 


Information is coming at us from everywhere.  It’s inescapable.

It's coming at us via email, in blogs, in podcasts, books, TV, radio, and SOCIAL MEDIA.

It's a lot!!! 

What are you going to CHOOSE to allow into your life?

DOWNLOAD your FREE worksheet to help you prioritize your information so you can stop wasting time.

I Lost 2 Hours on Facebook!

Last week I went on to Facebook for a purely business reason - I don’t even remember why.  I got sucked down a Facebook hole for 2 hours!!!  I got NOTHING...

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#7 Flow: A Tool to Help You Get More Done (while enjoying it!)

focus productivity Feb 18, 2020


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 could get more done while enjoying it??

In today’s episode you will learn

  1. What a flow state is and why it matters to you
  2. How you can use a flow state to help you get big creative projects done
  3. Steps to apply it in your life TODAY


What is flow

Flow is a concept created by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a psychologist.  In his book, Flow: The Pscyhology of Optimal Experience, he states that flow is “a state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience is so enjoyable that people will continue to do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it” (1990). For him, flow is about optimizing happiness and improving performance - which are awesome and useful, and fabulous potential side effects. ...

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#5: How to Work at Your Best

productivity Feb 04, 2020


What you learn in this episode:

  1. Why you care about figuring out how to work at your best.
  2. What supports you working at your best.
  3. How to create more times when you are working at your best.


Why do you care about working at your best?

When you figure out what supports you in being able to work at your best, you can create more opportunities to work at your best.  It can help you to get more done and to be more focused when you are working on your priorities.  What would it be like to be able to show up as the best version of you for next meeting or sales pitch? 


What do I mean by "working at your best?"

Working at your best is different for each person.  We each have our strengths.  We each have times when we are able to accomplish a task as the best version of ourselves.  Maybe you had a sales pitch that went perfectly - you were confident, articulate, kept your emotions in check when challenged, didn't get flustered when...

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#4: Stress and Your Mind- How Stress Can Trap Your Thoughts

mind productivity stress Jan 28, 2020

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.

I created a 3 part series to help you pinpoint how stress is affecting you so that you can start to do something about it:

Part 1: How Stress Affects Your Body

Part 2:  How Stress Affects Your Emotions

Part 3:  How Stress Affects Your Mind

Welcome to Part 3 in a three-part series designed to help you learn more about how stress is impacting you - with action steps to help you manage stress right now!

As with all of my podcasts and blogs, I am scratching the surface of concepts and theories with a bunch of science behind them so that you can see if they might work for you. 


In this episode you will learn:  

  1. How stress can affect your mind and your thoughts.
  2. What thinking traps are and how they can distract you from getting stuff done.
  3. Three strategies to start to pull yourself out of a...
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