Episode 50: Networking with Ellie Shoja

Ellie Shoja of Peace Unleashed

Do you like talking to other people, or does the idea of networking make you break out in a cold sweat?

Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, building a business requires building relationships, making networking a key skill to develop!

Fortunately, Ellie Shoja, the founder of Peace Unleashed and an award-winning writer, producer, mindset expert and motivational speaker, is on the podcast to share how to get past the fear and start talking to actual people to grow your business.

In this episode, Ellie shows why networking matters, and how to go about meeting folks—even if you’re not sure how to get the conversation going!

Ellie helps to reframe business relationship building from getting stuff to creating genuine connection, and even shares some tips on making the first move.

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Show Notes

Connect with Ellie:
Website
Instagram
Podcast

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Facebook

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Episode 49: Spencre L.R. McGowan

Spencre L.R. McGowan

Herbalist and author Spencre L.R. McGowan of Gingertooth and Twine joins us on the pod for some real fucking talk about business and mental health!

In this episode, Spencre shares about her journey to herbal medicine, her travels across the country, and her dreams (now reality!) of running a pie delivery service.

But we go deeper, talking about the assumptions of social media, how perfect posts can hide the reality of small business ownership, and the truth of the jobs that sustain us.

Spencre also talks about her experience with depression, and the challenging process of publishing her book, Blotto Botany.

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Show Notes

Connect with Spencre:
Buy Blotto Botany
Website
Instagram

Connect with your host, Sarah M. Chappell:
Website
Instagram
Facebook

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Episode 48: March Business Energy Reading

March’s energy reading is here and we’ve got stuff to do—and not do! This month invites us into some deep questions in our business: what is it time to let go of? Where are we clinging to old offers and activities out of fear? How are we allowing lack of clarity to keep us from acting?
Also, have you join our online community yet? Continue the conversation, get support from like-minded folks, and grow your soul-centered business in our free Facebook group, So You Wanna Be A Witch. Head on over there after you listen to the episode to introduce yourself, and share what you are taking away from the March Business Energy Reading. And don’t forget: there will be a giveaway in the group the week of March 11th!
Enjoy this episode? Leave us a review on iTunes so the energy reading can reach more people! Do you want to support the production of So You Wanna Be A Witch? I gratefully welcome you to join us on Patreon.
Show Notes
Connect with your host, Sarah M. Chappell:
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Episode 47: Becky Beyer

 

Herbalist, teacher, and wild foods expert Becky Beyer of Blood and Spicebush is our guest this week! Becky, who holds a masters in Appalachian Studies, practices traditional witchcraft and runs two educational programs in Western North Carolina.

In this episode, Becky gives an overview of traditional witchcraft, the historical basis for her practice, and how she has built a business by sharing her knowledge and experience as a professional forager-witch.

We also explore accessibility and pricing, cultural appropriation in witchcraft and herbalism, and how historical research can help reconnection.

Becky and I also chat a bit about our shared history as North Jersey girls who now live in Western North Carolina because it is rather amusing!

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Show Notes

Connect with Becky:
Website
Instagram

Becky mentioned The Sassafras School that she is running with Abby Artemisia.

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Facebook

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Episode 46: Branding with Jordan Duvall

Jordan Duvall Ignite Your Soul BrandBranding expert Jordan Duvall is on the show for our monthly business training! Jordan is an award-winning art director, photographer, and success coach who worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years and now helps brands authentically market to their ideal audiences.

In this training, Jordan shares the difference between branding and marketing, how to start crafting a visual brand, and the importance of being clear on your target audience.

Jordan also talks about how getting specific in your messaging will bring more business, the power of speaking to the transformation, and why we need to change our limiting beliefs.

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Show Notes

Connect with Jordan:
Website
Instagram

Connect with your host, Sarah M. Chappell:
Website
Instagram
Facebook

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Episode 45: Krystal Banner

Krystal Banner of Kaleidadope

Former engineer Krystal Banner joins the show to talk about starting and growing her artistic business, Kaleidadope! Krystal is a prolific creator with a tarot deck, an affirmation deck, fixed candles, and so much more. 

In this episode, Krystal explores her transition for corporate to self-employment, the importance of planning, finding purpose, and how crushing experiences can be door openers in our lives.

Krystal shares how she uses tarot  and art to heal, the joys and challenges of collaboration, and how she builds her business based on authenticity. She also dives into the practical aspects of creating and publishing a tarot deck, and the amazing results that her fixed candles are bringing to her customers.

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Show Notes

Krystal mentions Kehinde Wiley, Basquiat, and Keith Harding as inspirations.

Connect with Krystal:
Website
Instagram
Facebook

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Episode 44: February Business Energy Reading

We’re back from winter break with a chance to tune in and engage with the energy of February in your small business and your daily life. In this episode, your host Sarah M. Chappell explores the invitation that the Ace of Wands offering us this month to burst forth, grow, and expand. There is tension this month between that energetic expansion and the action required of us, The Moon Reversed. You’ll learn the basics of setting goals and examining the beliefs that can derail them, and the critical work of detaching from the Death card. February calls for a delicate mix of action and introspection, and the energy reading will help you to navigate those seemingly incongruous states.
 
This episode also breaks some exciting news: we’ve created an online community! Continue the conversation, get support from like-minded folks, and grow your soul-centered business in our free Facebook group, So You Wanna Be A Witch. Head on over there after you listen to the episode to introduce yourself, and share what you are taking away from the February Business Energy Reading.
 
Enjoy this episode? Leave us a review on iTunes so the energy reading can reach more people! Do you want to support the production of So You Wanna Be A Witch? I gratefully welcome you to join us on Patreon.
 
Show Notes
Connect with your host, Sarah M. Chappell:
 
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Episode 43: Ruby Warrington

Ruby Warrington of The Numinous

Ruby Warrington, writer and founder of the high vibe lifestyle site The Numinous,  joins us this week to talk about her new book and her journey to a more mystical life.

In this episode, Ruby shares how she came to be “sober curious,” the steps she took to question her relationship to alcohol, and how awareness ultimately led her to a deeper spiritual practice.

Ruby opens up about the reality of writing two books in two years, the dissatisfaction that led her to transition from lifestyle journalism to creating The Numinous, and the healing practices that support her wellbeing and her ability to show up for her community.

We also talk about her new book, Sober Curious, and she shares a special pre-sale offer! Ruby’s clarity and honesty around the culture of alcohol is critical and refreshing, and her book is not to be missed.

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Show Notes

Connect with Ruby:
The Numinous
Ruby’s Instagram
The Numinous Instagram

Preorder Ruby’s new book Sober Curious to receive the 100-Day Sober Curious Reset offer she mentions in the episode!

Ruby mentions Gayle Larson‘s group speaking course, Transcendental Meditation.

Ruby runs the sober curious event Club Soda with Biet Simkin.

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Facebook

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Episode 42: Alexis P. Morgan

Writer and trouble maker Alexis P. Morgan is on the pod! Alexis is a brilliant thinker who practices divination and crafts brutal takedowns of the marketers of bullshit. In short, I’m a big fan.

In this episode, Alexis shares about how she supports herself as a working writer, learning to be a public figure, the importance of representation in the arts, and the novel business models she is exploring.

We also discuss Alexis’s return to sex work, the ongoing problem of censorship on Patreon, and her epic online battle with Gary Vaynerchuck.

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Show Notes

Connect with Alexis:
Website
Patreon
Facebook
Instagram

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Episode 41: Andi Todaro

 

Graphic designer and Fountain Tarot collaborator Andi Todaro is our guest this week! Andi is one-third of the team behind The Fountain Tarot and The Fountain Tarot Journal, and she joins the show to explore her life as an artist and maker influenced by the cards.

Andi dives into her life as a working artist, the difference between self-publishing and working with a publisher, and the practice of collaborating on the creation of the Fountain Tarot.

We also talk about the power of making products, the challenges and responsibilities of selling, overwork as distraction, and how creativity intersects with intuition.

There is also an exploration of bubble wands. Do not miss it.

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Show Notes

Connect with Andi:
Fountain Tarot Website
Fountain Tarot Instagram
Andi’s Instagram

Andi shouts out to her Fountain Tarot co-collaborators Jason Gruhl and Jonathan Saiz.

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