Episode 83: Poetry and Publishing with Amanda Lovelace

 

Poetry and Publishing with Amanda Lovelace of @ladybookmadBooks are like spells and being a writer is like being a business owner. This week, we hear from Amanda Lovelace, the incredibly prolific poet, tarot reader, and creator of a soon-to-be released oracle deck. Amanda is the author of several books of poetry, including The Princess Saves Herself in This One, The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One, and To Drink Coffee With a Ghost.

In this episode, Amanda takes us on her journey from sharing her poetry on Tumblr to becoming a published author, and shares the logistics, structure, and self-care behind making creative work her business. She discusses how poetry has helped her work with her traumatic experiences of assault and abuse to reclaim herself and empower her readers. Amanda then invites us into her personal history with tarot, and weaves beautiful narratives about the capacity that the practice of magic has both to empower culturally silenced people to take control in their lives and to hold us accountable to the power we gain.

If you love magic, poetry, and honest talk about what it’s like to have all your dreams come true and still not feel like you know exactly what you’re doing, make sure to listen to this episode!

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Show Notes:

7:29— How Amanda supports herself energetically while being prolific AF and doing most of her own marketing and promotion through social media.

15:26—Exciting announcement about Amanda’s new oracle deck, Believe in Your Own Magic.

22:29— The responsibility of being influencer, and magic as empowerment for those who have been told they are powerless.

29:55— The business of being a writer and structuring creativity.

Pre-order Amanda’s upcoming oracle deck

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Episode 82: December Business Energy Reading

December Business Tarot Energy Reading

2019 is coming to a close, which leaves us hanging out in the liminal space between years. Whether we had a year of abundant success, or a year of tough work and disappointment, we still find ourselves in the same place: waiting in the dark, wintery nights of unknowing, before the new year breaks. How do we move through this time and prepare for the year ahead?

This month’s tarot reading is inviting us to lean into this space and embrace the witchy business of being a witch in business! We are invited to be in the present and the future at the same time, bringing forward what we have learned with wonder—no matter how we learned it!

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Show Notes:

2:15 — Energy of the Month (The World)
What’s next? How December is actually like an old school video game.

8:57— Action of the Month (Page of Cups)
Navigating the liminal space with a sense of wonder.

13:31— Release Work of the Month (Justice Reversed)
Reclaiming agency in the face of “It’s Not Fair”.

18:09 — Outcome of the Month (5 of Swords Reversed)
Don’t be a little bitch, my friends.

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Episode 81: Starting to Scale Your Business

Starting to Scale with Sarah M. Chappell online business

Are you still trying to do everything in your business, even though it’s burning you out and preventing you from helping more people?

Do you have a strategy for spending less time working on your business and at the same time acquiring more clients?

Not yet? Then it’s time to plan and scale your business!

Scaling is all about finding ways to reach out to more clients without working more in our businesses.

Join me in this episode as I dive deep into one of my favorite topics: STARTING TO SCALE.

In this episode you will learn:

  • why mindset is an essential component when it comes to scaling our business
  • how the Internet makes it easier than ever to scale
  • two pivotal things that will help you scale your business and release your inner control freak
  • my go-to tools for business automation and the platforms I leverage to delegate work that I don’t need to spend my time doing

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Show Notes:

Holistic Business Academy Reopening in December: Sign up for the waitlist HERE!

6:18 – Why you’re the bottleneck in your business, preventing growth

7:55 – The best way to start scaling

13:17 – How I saved hours of my time by leveraging automation 

26:39 – The final piece to releasing control and starting to scale

Resources Mentioned:

TalkBox: Our amazing podcast editor Barry, who is taking on a few new clients!

Dubsado: Automated invocing and client relationship management software.

Upwork: Find amazing, qualified freelancers

RocketFuel by Gino Weckman and Mark C. Winters

Traction by Gino Weckman

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Episode 80: Eco-Concious Living with Alyson Morgan

Alyson Morgan of Maia Terra Co.How do you transition to eco-conscious living without losing your shit trying to figure out how to buy less?

Consumerism has gotten the best of us, and with the zero-waste lifestyle on the rise, capitalists are taking advantage of consumers by telling us that we need to buy more stuff to do it properly. Today’s episode opens a discussion on eco-conscious living with Alyson Morgan. Alyson is an herbalist and mother with a gift for making magical flower essences. She shares her journey from fashion retail employee to homesteader, and shines a light on the nuances of navigating conscious consumerism.

Tune in to learn more about Alyson’s business ventures, how she balances generating revenue with prioritizing a low-impact life, and how parenting motivates her to care for the Earth.

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Show Notes:

13:10 — How to transition to eco-conscious living

16:28 — What is consumerism and what we can do about it

27:12 — Understanding our relationship with objects and things

34:17 — Connecting with flowers and making flower essences

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Episode 79: The #1 Thing Preventing Your Business Growth

You just spent a good two hours getting stuff done for your business, so why does it feel like you’re not doing enough work?

It’s probably because the underlying limiting beliefs that have been buried in your subconscious are telling you that it wasn’t enough. In this episode, I am going to show you how to unlock those beliefs so that you can do big things in your soul-centered business. You may have heard this before, but your mindset can get in the way of making decisions in your business and helping more people. The self-sabotage is real, but it doesn’t have to run your life. So let’s dive into the depths!

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Show Notes:

Holistic Business Academy Reopening in December: Sign up for the waitlist HERE!

3:50 — The biggest thing that is getting way in your business is your mindset

5:35 — Why doing more work and working long hours doesn’t actually help your business

11:24 — How to address the underlying limiting beliefs that are preventing you from achieving your goals

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Episode 78: Taking a Service-Based Business Online with Shannon Leigh O’Neill-Loyola

How do you find balance between knowing when to push and pull in your business? When should you keep going and when should you pause to take a moment?

In this magical podcast episode, we are talking to Shannon Leigh O’Neill-Loyola, an intuitive and empathic energy worker with over twelve years of professional experience. Shannon shares her journey to shifting her business to remote work and holding classes, healings, and readings online. She also dives into how she restructured her new offerings and her experience in becoming a student again after years of professional work.

Also, if you’re interested in modalities like 13th Octave LaHoChi and Akashic Records readings, then this is the episode where you will learn all about them!

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Show Notes:

6:50 —  building a new definition of yourself, rediscovering who you are

12:36 — finding the balance between push and pull in your business

14:55 —  transitioning to remote and online work

22:36 —  restructuring new offers and expansion of healing modalities

30:39 — more about 13th Octave LaHoChi

Shannon mentions the work of her teacher Jordan Pagán who taught her 13th Octave LaHoChi.

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Episode 77: November Business Energy Reading

Can you believe we only have two months left in this decade?! This month’s probably going to be a busy one for most of us, so it’s time to revisit how we are doing in our business.

This month’s tarot energy reading is inviting us to take a little closer within: it’s about believing that we are enough and loving everything about us, including the things we don’t like about ourselves!

Listen as we explore embracing ourselves (quirks and all), celebrating the small wins, being grateful for all things big and small, asking for help, and accepting the challenges without the need to be fearful.

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Show Notes:

5:14 — Energy of the Month (2 of Cups)

Self-love: embracing who we are and knowing we are enough.

14:22 — Action of the Month (4 of Wands)

Celebrating success and being grateful for everything we have, no matter how big or small.

19:32 — Release Work of the Month (5 of Pentacles)

Working through our vulnerability, our fears, feelings of lack and shame, and seeking help.

24:40 — Outcome of the Month (9 of Swords)

Recognizing the fear, expecting challenges, and shifting our beliefs to accept perceived limitations are not the truth.

Learn more about Sarah’s new membership program for soul-centered entrepreneurs, the Holistic Business Academy, and join the waitlist here.

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Episode 76: Managing Emotions with Elena Saxton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know that your emotions can affect the decisions you make in your business?

Yep, who knew right?! In this podcast episode, Elena Saxton is shedding some light on how managing our emotions can be beneficial in making decisions and managing our business. Elena is a former teacher turned accidental business owner who made it big in the skincare space. Now, Elena is passionate about teaching fellow artisanal business owners everything they need to successfully establish their business.

Tune in this latest podcast episode to learn more about the different ways you operate in your business based on what you’re feeling!

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Show Notes:

8:34 — How our emotions and their underlying causes affect how we handle our business
15:56 — The link between emotional empowerment and the choices we make
19:10 — Why we need to dig deeper on our emotions to help us manage them better
26:09 — Tips on identifying emotions that ruin business decisions

Power vs. Force by Dr. Hawkins
Letting Go by Dr. Hawkins
You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter by Joe Dispenza
Becoming Supernatural by Joe Dispenza
Meditations for Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza

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Episode 75: Business on a Budget

business on a budget with Sarah M ChappellDon’t let your finances dictate whether you can start a business or not! You can get started, even with zero money to invest.

In this episode (which is a little… unconventional. Please don’t tell on me!), I am sharing tons of online tools you can use for free to get started with your business. Many of these are the exact free tools (and free trials!) I used to start and grow my business when I was broke as a joke and struggling to make ends meet. I also share some notable people you can follow for inspo and ways to educate yourself about building a business.

Familiarize yourself with these tools and I can guarantee you can get started right after listening to this episode!

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Show Notes:

8:50 — What tools can we use in starting a business when we don’t have much to invest?

Calendly

Paypal

Venmo 

Acuity 

Teachable 

Leadpages

Zoom 

Wix 

Squarespace

19:34 — What are the best email marketing tools and which one can we use for free as a start?

ConvertKit

Mailchimp 

MailerLite 

22:34 — How to start a podcast as an inexpensive way to promote your business

Audacity 

Anchor

24:29 — Who to follow to take advantage of free information online

Amy Porterfield

Melyssa Griffin

James Wedmore

33:33 — Why you need to research your local business organizations

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Episode 74: Pricing Your Offers with Kristin Kaplan

Kristin Kaplan of Planning for Profi

 

Do you feel icky about money? Does the idea of charging more for the services you offer sound ridiculous? You’re not the only one.

In this podcast episode, we are having a conversation with Kristin Kaplan, a business coach and integrator who helps creative entrepreneurs and online experts work on the financial side of their businesses. Drawing on her experience as a wedding industry and event planning pro, Kristin has a mission to help entrepreneurs develop profitable plans for their businesses. Kristin keeps nothing back in this episode, and drops a lot of truth about how most soul-centered entrepreneurs like you deal with money.

Learn how to prioritize paying yourself and how you can view money differently (and not feel gross about it) by pressing play on this episode!

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Show Notes:

2:00 — What is the difference between an integrator and a visionary?
9:15 — How to transition to prioritize paying yourself
11:33 — How do we price based off of the value of our services
19:48 — How to be confident in pricing yourself
21:55 — How can we work on the shameful feeling of asking for money

We discussed the book Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters

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Planning for Profit Podcast
Profit Workbook Program

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