Episode 197: From Vulnerable to Spiritual with Alex Naranjo and Marlene Vargas

So You Wanna Be A Witch Episode 197: From Vulnerable to Spiritual with Alex Naranjo and Marlene Vargas. Alex and Marlene stand together outside in front of trees both smiling.

Where has your intuition led you?

Maybe you felt a tingle on the back of your head when you met your partner for the first time.

Maybe you had a sudden urge to pick up an orange when you were at the store for soap.

Or maybe you have a fine tuned relationship with your intuition and use it in every decision you make.

This week’s podcast guests, Alex Naranjo and Marlene Vargas, have let their intuitions guide their whole business. 

Alex and Marlene are the founders of House of Intuition, which has grown from a small shop offering crystals, tarot, and intuitive services to one of the largest, well-known metaphysical brands in the U.S. And they just wrote a new book, Your Intuition Led You Here.

The three of us are talking about how they went from one physical shop with mustard walls and green trim to 10 stores and a booming online shop. They’re opening up about the journeys that led them here, how a check from the IRS opened their eyes to the world of magic, and why they’ve avoided interviews up until this point. 

You do not want to miss the stories that are shared in this episode. This conversation will spark your memories of how you got to where you are today and may even reignite your passion for magic and spiritual connection, regardless of how you practice.

Tune in for your reminder to trust your intuition and let it lead the way.

And if you enjoy their stories, be sure to grab a copy of Your Intuition Led You Here.

Show notes:

2:30 – Where it all began

15:00 – Unintentional intentions

31:00 – The next phase

47:30 – Coming up for House of Intuition

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Episode 196: 2021 Year in Review

So You Wanna Be A Witch Episode 196: 2021 Year in Review. Sarah leans by a window with a mug in hand with a slight smile on her face.

How was your year?

With 2022 fast approaching, this is the perfect time to step back and give your 2021 business year a quick assessment. 

This doesn’t have to be about numbers, though y’all know how much I love numbers! 

This can be a qualitative assessment, a short list, or even just a quick reflection. 

Think about what felt good this year, and what maybe didn’t feel so great. 

What worked, what didn’t, and what you’d like 2022 to look like for your business.

To help you get started with this, I’m doing my quick qualitative assessment live on this week’s episode. 

I’m sharing our biggest wins of the year, some things that worked out differently than I’d hoped, and my predictions of what the small business landscape (and our business!) may look like in the coming year.

Tune in so you can give yourself the gift of a quick check-in, and come share your three things that went well this year with us on Instagram!

Show Notes:

2:00 – Our Biggest Win of the Year

10:30 – Hiring + Time Off

16:30 – Personal Wins

17:45 – Predictions Heading into 2022

Episode 194: Behind the Scenes Membership Launch

Episode 184: Are You a Scammer?

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Episode 195: Tarot Excavation with Rashunda Tramble

So You Wanna Be A Witch Episode 195: Tarot Excavation with Rashunda Tramble. Rashunda Tramble looks onto the camera with a slight smile and her hand on her hip.

Are you paying attention?

Seriously, do you know what’s coming next for the platforms you use to market your business, the places your information lives? 

What would you do if Instagram disappeared tomorrow?

Would you lose your entire audience?

If your connection with your audience is relying entirely on an external platform, then you need to take a long hard look at what that means for you and your business. 

This week on the podcast I’m joined by Rashunda Tramble. Rashunda is a writer, tarot reader, and certified Reiki IV practioner originally from Memphis, Tennessee now living in Switzerland. She has a BA in Film and an MA in Creative Media Practice. She has worked in radio and television in the US, and marketing and communications in Europe. Having worked with the tarot for over 20 years, she offers professional readings under the moniker Stay Woke Tarot.

Rashunda and I are chatting and ranting (y’all know how much I love a good rant) about the importance of staying in the know about what your outlets have planned for the future. We talk about what your lack of control could mean for your business. And we discuss Rashunda’s new book, The Numinous Tarot Guide, and her relationship to tarot. 

Tune in so you can walk away ready to prioritize the one outlet you have full control over. (Hint: it’s not Instagram!)

And if you loved hearing from Rashunda, pick up her new book at your favorite bookseller. 

Show Notes: 

00:50 – Who is Rashunda? 

4:50 – IG and Social Media

24:45 – The Process of Creating 

35:00 – Why Tarot?

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Episode 194: Behind the Scenes Membership Launch

So You Wanna Be A Witch Episode 194: Behind the Scenes Membership Launch. Marisa Beachdell smiles on the left, Sarah M. Chappell smiles on the right.

What does your launch week look like?

Are you frantic, stressed, and anxious?

Are you staring at your screen and analyzing the numbers?

We recently launched our membership program, the Holistic Business Academy, for the third time this year.

And y’all, I spent most of the week at the gym and taking long walks with my dog. I showed up when I needed to, but I was able to get rest and not end the week completely burnt out.

How?

Systems.

This week on the podcast, I’m so excited to be chatting with the Holistic Business Academy’s first full-time employee, Marisa Beachdell. Marisa is HBA’s community, growth, and podcast manager.

Marisa and I are talking about our launch processes, standard operating procedures, and how these systems made it possible for me to go to the gym and take long walks during launch week.

Tune in so you, too, can launch with ease.

Show Notes:

2:00 Three Launch Experiences

10:00 Standard Operating Procedures

21:40 A Low Key Launch

26:55 Are you ready to scale?

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