Episode 147: April Energy Reading

So You Wanna Be a Witch Episode 147: April Energy Reading. Sarah Chappell sitting on a rock with tarot cards.

Is your creativity frozen?

As we move into spring, we are feeling the thaw. The world is waking up and after several months of hunkering down against the freeze, new life is pushing its way toward the sun again. We are familiar with this cycle, but every year is different. This spring, with vaccinations rolling out to more and more people and our COVID-19 rates starting to curb, many of us are imagining opening our metaphorical windows for the first time in a YEAR.

This cycle of growth feels different because many of us have been frozen for longer.

We are faced with remembering how to be in our bodies and be in our world. Many of us with chronic illness can relate to the concept of coming out of our sickbed. We remember how we used to move, but we don’t yet know how we move now. What muscles have atrophied and need to be reconditioned? What new limitations do we have? What new perspective?

When we can only put one foot in front of the other, when everything is so chaotic that we cannot look ahead, it is hard to be creative. Has your imagination atrophied during a year in which so many of us had our nose to the ground, our only focus on surviving? 

This month the cards are telling us that it is time to tone our muscles. We are starting to stretch. We are warming our bodies and opening our eyes to a wider concept of what might be possible for us. It is a re-learning, a remembering, but we are doing it in a new world. A world that needs creativity and our new perspectives. This month, we are saying yes to the inspiration that is coming our way.

Join us this week for our monthly energy reading and ask yourself where you find the space to expand.

Show Notes:

1:41– Energy of the Month: Four of Cups, reversed. Saying YES.

4:04– Action of the Month: Ace of Wands. Remembering how to act on inspiration.

9:03– Release of the Month: Ace of Cups. Generation instead of reception.

13:50– Outcome of the Month: The World. The end of the cycle.

Episode 131: Your Minimal Viable Business

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Episode 146: Three Steps to Consistent Revenue

So You Wanna Be a Witch Episode 146: Three Steps to Consistent Income. Sarah Chappell standing next to her laptop, smiling into the camera.

If you’re like most small business owners, you probably spend a lot of time doing things that don’t matter.

Do you feel busy all the time, but your revenue is still coming up short? 

Are you tired of biting your lip through each week, wondering if you’re selling enough to cover your expenses?

Are you ready to stop pushing hasty launches and running last minute discounts to try to get your numbers up at the end of each month?

This week on the podcast, I am offering a mini-training on creating consistent income for your business. I am breaking down how to approach your sales and structure into three simple steps so that you can approach each of your offers confidently and focus your energy on what actions will ACTUALLY create the revenue that allows you to rest easy in between each launch.

In this training, you’ll learn how to audit your existing revenue, what numbers will give you the most crucial information, and how to set up your sales structure such that CONSISTENCY doesn’t require you to be ON all the time.

Tune in this week for a reality check on what’s working and three simple steps that start you on the path of sustainability in your business.

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Show Notes:

3:19– Step One:  Audit your business

7:10– Step Two: How are you making your sales? 

12:38– Step Three: Do The Thing!

18:39– Facilitated sales systems: consistent income without being ON all the time

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Episode 145: Creating a Brand that Lasts with Sharon Wagner

So You Wanna Be a Witch Episode 145: Building a Brand That Lasts with Sharon Wagner. Close up of Sharon's face looking into the camera.

There are a lot of things you shouldn’t invest in if your business can’t afford them, and branding may be one.

What? Not exactly what you expect to hear from a successful brand designer, but this is exactly why I was so excited to have Sharon Wagner of Swail Studio on the podcast this week.

Sharon is a brilliant graphic designer with a decade of experience branding businesses that range from boutique to global. As a member of the Holistic Business Academy, she has done an incredible job honing her interest and zone of genius into the exact job that she wants; she knows what she does best and who she wants to do it for. That is precisely the kind of success that I want to hear about.

This episode is a journey into the emotional side of branding and the visual experience of business. It is also an honest conversation about what to expect at different phases in your business, and what the indicators are that your business is ready for you to invest in leveling up.

Sharon offers priceless guidance on how to approach branding with a DIY attitude as a fledgling business, and walks us through how to begin the process of hiring a designer when that time comes.

Tune in this week for spicy conversations, unpopular opinions, and genuinely good advice for both new and seasoned business owners about creating a brand that fits you.

Show Notes:

2:41– Getting clear about your zone of genius and ideal clients.

7:43– Witchcraft and creative work.

16:43– What business owners need to know about branding.

20:44– Professional milestones: When is it time to invest in branding?

32:37– Advice for a beginner’s DIY rebrand vs. advice for established businesses hiring a designer.

So You Wanna Be a Witch Episode 131: Your Minimal Viable Business

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Episode 144: Witchcraft Isn’t Safe with Britton Boyd and J. Allen Cross

So You Wanna Be a Witch Episode 144: Witchcraft Isn't Safe with Britton Boyd and J. Allen Cross

Do you like your witchcraft dirty and dangerous?

Magic is having a revival right now. Witches are sliding into our DMs, spells are all over our Instagram feeds, and witchcraft is suddenly accessible and trendy. Many of us are revelling in the magical community (literally and figuratively) that the internet gives us. We can connect with others like us! No matter where we live, we can learn from others and share our experiences. It’s amazing!

But there’s another side to this coin. With witchcraft taking the world like a new self-help regimen, it needs to be accessible to everyone. It needs to be safe, it needs to be clean, it needs to be easy, and (if it’s going to sell) it needs to be cute. 

Enter Britton Boyd and J. Allen Cross: two badass witches and practitioners of folk magic in Oregon, asking us to learn our histories, learn our traditions, and be ready to get messy. They are both dedicated to going deep in the witchy archives and getting tactile with their practices. In this episode, they share about the roots of their magic traditions, the value of rules in witchcraft, and why working with spirits isn’t something to take lightly.

If you like badass witches who do downhome folk magic, tune in to this week’s podcast and learn about Britton and J.’s work, hear all about their new podcast, and learn why you should probably make pee part of your practice.

Show notes:

3:00– The rules and requirements of witchcraft

11:42– Christianity and witchcraft

21:58– Working witches

26:45– What are spells?

43:56– Writing on witchcraft and American Brujeria

PRE ORDER American Brujeria!
Praxis of the Witch
J. Allen Cross’s Patheos Column
Sister Carol’s Book of Blessings, Spells, and Folk Magic
Episode 86: Full-time Witch Life with Britton Boyd

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Invoking Witchcraft
Archaic Honey
J Allen Cross on Etsy

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