Episode 189: Business is a Job

So You Wanna Be A Witch Episode 189: Business is a Job. Sarah M. Chappell sits in front of her computer working.

Do you love what you do?

We’ve all been told that if you love what you do, it won’t feel like work. 

So when you set out to start your own business, you are ready for that feeling of alignment to set in and to feel truly fulfilled and happy in every moment of your business.

And when you get into the pieces of work that feel like, well, work, you’re frustrated. 

You’re burnt out. 

You’re feeling guilty that you’re not passionate about every piece of your work.

But you left your job! You found something you love!

So why aren’t you enjoying every moment?

Let’s be honest, there are always going to be parts of your business that are work. You’re not going to be passionate and excited about every HTML code, every email automation, or every database entry. 

This week on the podcast we’re talking about why it’s actually good to treat your business like a job. I’m telling you why you should let things be mundane, and how embracing this “job” aspect of my business has positively impacted my daily life.

Tune in so you can reassess your relationship with your business. (And maybe even take an actual day off!)

Show Notes:

00:35 – The mundane vs. the sacred

3:16 – Why it’s good to let things be mundane

10:20 – Linking this back to Max Weber

15:30 – What it can mean if your business is a job

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Episode 188: Collaborations

So You Wanna Be A Witch Episode 188: Collaborations. Sarah M. Chappell stands outside with one hand on her hip.

How did you feel during the Facebook outage?

Were you stressed about the implications for your business? 

Concerned that the IG post you had scheduled wouldn’t post or be seen? 

Anxious about the money you’d spent on ads that day?

If you’re like a lot of the business owners I work with, social media is your main marketing platform. You use Facebook and Instagram to communicate with your audience, share your latest offers, and maintain the face of your business. 

And I’m not here to tell you to stop using social media for your business. 

But I am going to recommend that you consider adding other methods to your marketing plan so that when something like a social media outage comes around, you don’t feel like you’re about to lose everything. 

And today I’m telling you about one of my favorites: collaboration.

Collaborating with peers and fellow business owners with an overlapping audience can be incredibly beneficial for both your business and those you collaborate with.

But this doesn’t mean sending someone a DM asking them to promote your work. And it doesn’t mean you have to create something new with them. 

The most successful collaborations start with the three clear steps I’m going to walk you through in this week’s episode. 

Tune in so you can start leveraging collaborations in your business today!

Show Notes:

1:30 – The importance of collaborations

4:00 – The 3 clear steps of collaboration

14:16 – Goals of collaboration

16:50 – Have a system

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