Episode 59: Erica Feldmann

Erica Feldmann HausWitch

Erica Feldmann, owner of HausWitch in Salem MA. and author of the book HausMagick, is here with us today to tell us all about being a #businesswitch.

In this episode we talk about what being a witch means to Erica, why she feels it’s important to identify as one, and what it says about resistance and resilience. We also talk about how she has created a community driven business ethos dedicated to fostering radical feminism, social justice, and progressive thoughts, and how she keeps her head straight while running a business that aligns with her morals and values.

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Show Notes

13:56 – How she decided to open the shop in the first place, the switch from the academic realm to owning her own business, and all the financial decisions that came into play.

21:14 – How HausWitch has become a supportive space for people to be able to discover new things and open up to being vulnerable, the larger impact of community that Erica fostered through owning a small business, and the profit motivations of being a social conscious business operating under a capitalist society.

33:58 – Viewing the way society views “business” as a medium to be changed, and how being a “business witch” can encourage those who are disadvantaged under the patriarchy to own it and create it for themselves.

38:13 – The fool’s journey Erica took to create her new book HausMagick, and all the uncomfortable and rewarding challenges that came up in the process.

45:00 – Keeping her head straight while running a business that aligns with her morals and values and the strict boundaries she developed around self-care.

Also Mentioned in This Episode

Money Witch
Sister Is
HausWitch Community Page

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Episode 58: Facebook Groups with Shonna Hill

Shonna Hill Tarot Nerds

In this month’s business training we are talking all about Facebook group building with Shonna Hill, creator of the Tarot Nerds and the Galaxy Tarot App!

Shonna shares with us how she grew her Facebook group to 40,000+ members, as well as the joys and challenges that creating your own group can bring to your business. We also learn how to use Facebook’s tools to facilitate posts, and how to encourage user generated content to grow your reach and engagement.

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Show Notes

1:10 – The origins of Tarot Nerds and how Shonna, and her co-admins grew the group collaboratively.

5:51 – The natural boundaries that were created in response to the group’s needs, and the emphasis on the values that the admins wish to cultivate as a community.

13:25 – How the vision for Tarot Nerds was flushed out, and how the admins use the tools Facebook gives provides to facilitate a learning environment.

17:42 – What motivates the admins to continue offering this resource and the support they give each other through the challenges that come up.

21:21 – A bit more about the Galaxy Tarot app Shonna created with her husband, and what she personally loves about tarot.

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Episode 57: Grace Duong

Today I am so excited to be talking to Grace Duong, graphic artist and creator of the Mystic Mondays tarot deck. In this episode we talk about Grace’s creative process, what drove her to create her own tarot deck, and how she overcame production issues.

Join us as we discuss how supporting your intuition, allowing yourself to experiment, and even some failure, can lead to success in business!

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Show Notes

0:43 – How did you come to art?

Knew from a young age I wanted to be involved in art somehow as it gave me a voice for the things I wasn’t able to say.

2:12 – How did you come to realize you loved color so much?

Color immediately elicits emotions which allows us to better express ourselves. Similarly, tarot can help take us to moments we felt deep emotions.

4:20 – Where does your love of art and tarot intersect?

It started with wanting to get some sort of external validation which lead to the realization that I already had the answers I was looking for. This empowered me to create my own relationship to tarot and making my own deck.

13:30 – How has reading tarot for others add to your understanding of it?

After creating the deck, I now have a very special connection to tarot. I have a better sense of the cards and their meanings, and a strengthened ability to tell a story and see their connection in spreads.

20:19 – How has your intuition supported you in growing your business?

It wasn’t easy. A lot of uncomfortable fears came up, but you have to face them head on to get to the next level.

23:02 – Did you know you wanted to sell your deck when you started making it?

I definitely did! I envisioned it being sold at Urban Outfitters and it is now being sold there.

28:02 – What gave you the push to overcome the production problems that seem to be so common when creating your own deck?

I just saw my vision so clearly, and felt it was missing from the marketplace and knew it needed to be made.

30:10 – Now that you’ve expanded your product offerings, what does your business look like?

It’s an experiment! When making the deck I saw the cards as individual pieces of art that also worked together as a collection, so they work great as standalone prints or pins, and so on.

31:35 – How did you have the idea for a tarot app?

I was thinking about how our current generation is so connected to smartphones and thought it would be another great way to advertise the deck, as well as to give folks a chance to see if the cards resonate with them before purchasing.

33:34 – What is an upcoming project you can share with us?

I’m actually working on a crystal deck that comes out next year!

34:58 – How did you figure out your work style?

By doing a lot of different projects, as well as by being a freelancer beforehand. You have to be able to rely on yourself or else nothing will get done, and accept a bit of failure.

37:41 – Why crystals? Is that something you have been working with?

I love learning, and part of design is learning about the topic you are working with. I learned so much about tarot from making this deck that I wanted to expand to other areas I was interested in, like crystals!

43:07 – Where can people find you?

You can book a session with me and find the tarot deck at www.mysticmondays.com. The free app is available on the iTunes and Andriod store. You can also find me at @mysticmondays and @grace.duong on Instagram.

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Episode 56: May Business Energy Reading

In the coming month we are called to focus on the actions we take in other areas in our lives and see how they support us in our businesses. Our ability to take care for ourselves directly impacts our ability to serve. In other words, taking action in the parts of our lives that isn’t business related, still affects our businesses.

Making doctor appointments, exercising, even cooking for ourselves, can be an active form of self-care that may deplete our energies, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Being tired is a sign that we made a commitment and followed through with it, and that is something to celebrate.

Overall, don’t let the fear of old patterns popping back up this month derail you from stopping the important work that you are doing, and allow yourself to focus on the idea that being tired is a result of a job well done.

This message aligns for me personally as I am getting ready to reopen my Tarot for Self Care course on May 28th. I will be talking about this more as we get closer, but until then follow me on Instagram, or send me a DM. I will put you on the waitlist so you are the first to know when doors open, and get some bonuses too!

I so hope this reading supports you in the month ahead, and I can’t wait to see what you do with this call to action. Please share this episode with a friend who needs to hear this, and leave us a review on iTunes so this energy reading can reach more people.

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Show Notes:

3:19 – Energy for the month (10 of Swords Rev.)

We are abusing ourselves with our thoughts and overthinking ourselves to death. Lucky for us, this means the only thing left to do is act! What do we need to support our growth? Business self-care boundaries.

7:50 – Release (4 of Swords Rev.)

We might be tired, but it’s okay because it will be worth it. Let’s focus on the idea that being tired is a result of a job well done. Being tired is a sign that we made a commitment and followed through with it.

14:27 – Outcome (2 of Cups Rev.)

Our old patterns that we have worked so hard to get past may pop back up this month, but do not let the fear of it all coming back stop you from the work you are doing. Create a new habit of letting those thoughts from your critical self become arrows that point you straight to action.

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Episode 55: Going Full-Time with Your Business

Today I am not only your host, but also your guest for this solo episode, where we talk all about that tricky transition from having a job to running your business full time!

Just to be clear you don’t ever have to quit your day job if you don’t want to, but for those who are ready to make this switch, here are a few things to consider. I hope these simple, though not always easy, steps will guide you through this transition.

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Show Notes:

2:35 – Moving from your job to growing your business without being reckless.

Don’t do what I did! I quit my job without coming up with a plan, having a strategy, or saving any money. It’s not a path I’d recommend taking, but it is the path I felt I had to take. Ask yourself, do you just want to leave your job, or do you actually have a place you want to go to in your business?

8:27 – How do you make that leap when you still need the income from your job?

It is so awkward to make that leap, but it becomes easier when we know why we are doing it. Why do you want your business? What is driving you? Before we can consider taking this leap, that why has to be strong!

12:49 – Looking at the Numbers!

How much money do you need to live? How will you make it work when you quit your job? If you are close to making that number, ask yourself why are you afraid of moving forward. If you still need to grow, then save before you quit or transition to part-time.

27:35 – Recap.

What is pushing our transition from job to business?
Plan!
Make the leap or go into band-aid mode!

33:06 – Using tarot for navigating this time.

I may have quit my job because of the fool reversed a bit recklessly, but I think that tarot can be a remarkable tool for us to utilize during this time. If you haven’t yet listened to episode 29, “Using Tarot for Business”, there is a great download with it that includes business focused spreads.

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Episode 54: Confidence with Dorothy-Inez

This month’s business training is all about confidence! Dorothy-Inez is an Authentic Confidence and Success Mindset Mentor committed to helping entrepreneurs experience a spiritual awakening that empowers them to boldly and confidently show up and shine in their divine identity, call, and purpose, so they can create a life and business they love.

In this episode we learn all about how strengthening our confidence helps us to better connect to our purpose and continue to share our message as business owners. Feeling like you are not good enough, or are prone to failure? You must listen to this episode!

To find out more about Dorothy-Inez and the work she does, check out her website, or reach out to her on Facebook.

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Show Notes:

1:05 – What is a success mindset coach and what is confidence?

Confidence vs. authentic confidence. We can access authenticity by becoming connected to our true identities. Dorothy-Inez’s goal is to get us back to that place that she believes we are all born with, but become disconnected to over the course of our lives.

4:36 – How do we create consistency in tapping into our confidence?

Make a sacred date with yourself. Start with making a commitment to make yourself a priority. Get yourself, a coach, or even a friend to help keep you accountable. Building your confidence will help you to ask for things more, and to allow yourself to be vulnerable.

13:13 – How can we use our confidence mindset to help us achieve our goals instead of sabotaging them?

By reinforcing our thoughts with truth, and surrounding ourselves with a community that does the same. Be open to being a fertile ground for the seeds of positivity.

20:05 – How can we be confident without taking it over the top?

Who are you not to share your amazing gifts? They deserve to be expressed!

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Episode 53: Sandy Sitron & Dana Balicki

We have a very special episode for you this week with two very special guests, Dana Balicki and Sandy Sitron! Saturn Returns are important times of change in our lives, but they don’t have to be a time of total upheaval. Astrologer and hypnotist Sandy and her transformational coach bestie Dana work together to help us use this important time to better ourselves and the gifts we have to share with the world. Get ready for a lot of laughing, this episode is super fun!

If anything from this episode is speaking to you, come join us for Sandy and Dana’s free astro-coaching workshop this Friday, April 5th at 3 pm EST.

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Show Notes:

1:11 – Introductions
Sandy and Dana tell us who they are and about the work that they do. Friends for 20 years, they bring astrology and coaching together, focusing on working with Saturn as a cosmic life coach and how to use its transit times to get important work done.

9:14 – What are the archetypes of Saturn? How does it show up in our lives?
Saturn as Father Time, the tough teacher, or the inner critic.

18:26 – Saturn Returns
What Saturn can bring up or disrupt when it transits through the place is was when we were born. Sandy, Dana and I share our personal stories of where we were during times of Saturn transits, and how it continues to shape the work we do.

28:13 – What is the connection between times of Saturn transits and the drive to create our own structures?
Saturn can be a nice balancer between making us responsible for our work without letting it take us down.

35:20 – How do you start to approach working with Saturn?
Sandy and Dana have a web course for that! It helps to gain conscious insights and work though limitations to heal and move forward.

50:00 – How can people Learn more about it?
By joining their free astro-coaching workshop on April 5th at 3 pm EST.

58:24 – Is there anything else you want to leave our viewers with?
“We will fill your bummer brain holes!”

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