Episode 136: January Energy Reading

So You Wanna Be a Witch Episode 136: January Energy Reading. Tarot cards on the ground with Sarah's hand hovering over them.

What could our lives be if we gave our business permission to be boring?

Y’all know that I am passionate about business, but I’m no Pollyanna: There are parts of running a business that suck. There are parts of running a business that are hard and dull and that starts to feel confusing when the messages around entrepreneurship are often:

+Wake up and love what you do everyday!

+You should be passionate about what you do!

+Stop hating your Job and start loving your Work!

This month, the cards are reminding us that the dishes still need to get done, the tax forms need to be filled out, and the payroll needs to be processed. Most importantly, they are giving us permission to be bored with our menial tasks and embrace working through The Slog.

Business can’t be our Everything and accepting that relieves a lot of pressure. This month, we are being asked to face the multiplicity of ourselves and our desires. We are asked to be our whole selves and embrace the entirety of our experience.

Join me for the first energy reading of 2021 and ask yourself: If you allow parts of your business to just become A Job (even if it’s the best job you’ve ever had) what space does that open up for passion in your life?

Show Notes:

00:57– Energy of the Month: Temperance. Integrating multiplicity.

7:03– Action of the Month: Five of Pentacles. De-demonize the slog.

15:57– Release of the Month: Ace of Wands. Where else can you fill your well?

19:05– Outcome of the Month: The Star. The hope in healing.

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Episode 135: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of 2020

episode 135 So You Wanna Be a Witch: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of 20202. Sarah Chappell in a white sweater smiling into the camera.

Did you meet your goals this year?

It’s the end of December, so now is the time to turn back the pages of your real-or-metaphorical journal and give yourself a reality check. I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours!

2020 is (almost) OVER, y’all and it’s been a long time coming. I’ve had some big wins, some personal wins, some learning curves, and some frankly shitty blows. This week, I’m sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly of my business in 2020. 

As always, I’m not here to be glossy–I’m here to be transparent with you about my experience and my numbers. I’ve phased out parts of my business and overhauled others. I’ve gone through ups and downs in hiring. I’ve made amazing connections through my business and been taken advantage of. Ultimately, both my successes and my failures of this year keep bringing me back to the same point:

The qualitative experience of my business is a far better measure of success than numbers.

Isn’t that just the classic Hallmark holiday lesson?

Join me this week for our New Year’s Reality Check and help me craft a new term for the newbie business tip that I currently call: “the spaghetti method”.

Show notes:

1:08– My word for 2020: Focus!

5:22– How I measured up to my goal.

10:01– The Good: Where I let go and what I added.

12:34– The Bad: Hiring and firing.

16:03– The Ugly: Boundaries, theft, and social media.

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Episode 134: A Commitment to Authenticity

So You Wanna Be a Witch Episode 134: A Commitment to Authenticity. Sarah Chappell laughs, looking over her shoulder, in front of a window.

Do you show up in your business as your whole and real self?

Healthy business boundaries are crucial, as is not exploiting our personal lives for attention, so I usually keep things, well…business-oriented here! I’m not into oversharing, but I do value authenticity, so when I caught myself censoring my Instagram Stories, I knew it was time to dive deeper.

This episode is my side of the conversations I want to be having with you, my community, right now. I want conversations that dance in the nuanced spaces between false binaries: inclusivity vs. universality, hustle vs. hard work, commitment vs. pleasure, individualism vs. individuality. 

We’ll enter this exploration through my personal experience of coming to better understand my neurodivergence and how it is changing the way I approach my relationship to business, social media, and our community.

What happens when we show up with authenticity? What happens when we show up with good faith? Is it possible to let people know they are seen without censoring ourselves or stamping disclaimers on all of our personal experiences?

Join me this week in the “ramble zone” and let’s figure out how to bring back the lightheartedness of sharing on our fucking instagram stories. 

Show Notes:

3:08– Commitment in business

7:12– Anti-hustle, giftedness, and my neurodivergence

11:57– Personal experience vs. inclusivity on social media

28:02– When success requires a longer commitment

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Episode 133: The Holistic Guide to Pricing

Episode 133 So You Wanna Be a Witch: Holistic Pricing. Sarah Chappell sitting in a tree by a river, looking off into the distance.

Do you still have one foot out the door of your business? You may feel all-in, but your pricing might say otherwise.

Pricing is HARD, y’all! And mostly just because the question “What do you really need?” makes us squirm. Instead, it’s easier to set our prices based on the offers we see on the internet or what we imagine people might be willing to pay us. Offloading the responsibility of honest pricing keeps us from committing to our well-being and our success.

I am here to tell you that is not the way to a holistic business. 

So, in this episode I am really breaking down the process of pricing your offers. I show you how to set goals, how to price individual offers, and how to think about the pricing in your business as a whole. 

The end of the year is a great time to reassess your pricing! Join us this week to move out of “What can I get?” and into a way of pricing that actually supports YOU (and maybe even your seltzer habit).

Show Notes:

2:09– The first question to ask when pricing an offer

4:48– Your minimum goal.

6:20– Do the math!

12:01– What is “Market Price”?

15:23– The value of what you provide.

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