Episode 88: 2019 Year in Review

Sarah Chappell sitting on couch with pen poised on notebook. Holistic business, business witch, soul-centered business, year end review.

We’re slowly wading into 2020, which is a great time to take stock of the last year: What we achieved, where we fell short, and how we grew. It’s time to pat ourselves on the back and be proud, because all of that learning deserves to be celebrated! This week, I review my 2019 business year by looking at my goals, my challenges, what worked really well, and what really didn’t. 

I share my experience of starting a membership site, and how it changed my relationship with my work life. I talk about finding my center for my business, allowing my health to take precedent over my numbers, and look at what good boundaries can do for business. Spoiler Alert: Constant engagement and working 24/7 isn’t the answer. (Huh, weird). Turns out, time management and personal boundaries are magic and working less actually made more space for the growth I wanted.

I also share my personal philosophy about goals, and dig into the stories I was telling about myself that were keeping me from offering my best gifts.

Please join me in this retrospective and bop on over to instagram to chime in! I want to know about your goals, your stories, and what you are carrying forward into 2020.

Show Notes:

1:50– What are you most proud of?

9:37– What worked in 2019

19:45– What didn’t work in 2019

25:13– The pacing of this business year


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Episode 87: Prosperity Magic with Winifred Tannetta-Costello

Winifred Tannetta-Costello smiling in front of a tree. Awen Tree. Business witch. Prosperity Magic.

This week, we are thrilled to talk to witchy shop owner Winifred Tannetta-Costello. Winifred is an intuitive healer, Reiki practitioner, hypnotherapist, past life regression facilitator, and eclectic witch. She is the woman behind AwenTree, a brick-and-mortar shop in Massachusetts.

Winifred is a wealth of knowledge about magic, healing, and running a successfully expanding business. In this episode, we talk about everything from Winifred’s personal history with magic, the evolution of retail in an online world, and what still draws people to the physical spaces we build.

Winifred also shares some of her everyday practical spellcraft that she uses to support her business, and gives us a crash course in prosperity magic that you can apply to your life and business today.

If you’re looking for real-ass magic and honest shop talk, make sure to catch this episode!

Show Notes:

3:00– Winifred shares stories of her family and her magical roots

12:00– The story of how AwenTree came to be

19:09– The internet isn’t out to get us! Taking a physical business online and getting the most of both

28:31– The intersection of business and magic: prosperity magic for every day

43:55– A special gift for listeners

Winifred’s free gift for our listeners

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Episode 86: Full-Time Witch Life with Britton Boyd

Britton Boyd posing with yellow flower. Witchcraft, divination, ritual practice, thruhiking

This week, we are so excited to talk with Britton Boyd of Archaic Honey: tarot reader, bone thrower, potion maker, herbalist, astrologer, double Aries, and full-time witch.

In this episode, Britton takes us back to the dark roots of their relationship to witchcraft, coming into her magical practice, and how they have turned that practice into a business that pays her bills.

We talk about the magic of the mundane, developing relationships to our tools as inspirited objects, balancing the structure of practice with personal intuition, and the wild adventures that we welcome when we ignore the advice of our readings.

Tune in this week for all that richness, and to join us in celebrating the magic of coffee and the dogmomwitch aesthetic. Real talk.

Show Notes:

3:31— Daily life of a full-time witch

10:45— Coming to witchcraft

17:28— Britton’s personal divination practices: bone reading and tarot

27:25— How to make the practice feed you… literally! Bringing home the bacon with witchcraft.

32:53— Hiking the PCT: Focusing on the internal practice

 

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Episode 85: January Business Energy Reading

Sarah Chappell holding a deck of tarot cards. Business energy tarot reading for holistic entrepreneurs

This week, we are welcoming the new year with our energy reading for January 2020. But wait! It’s not just a new year, it’s a new decade—that’s a whole lot of new energy. This month’s reading is all about stepping out of our old ways. It asks us to lay down the pain, grief, and shitty capitalist messaging of our past, and step into new paradigms, new ideas, and new ways of being present to ourselves and the people we serve. It is a call to rest and re-center, so that we can step more fully into action, when we wake.

Join us this week, and accept the invitation to question your motivations, find your true desires, and probably take a nap.

Show Notes:

1:00— Doing your business when you don’t feel great

6:39— Energy of the Month (6 of cups)

The gift of repurposing pain and transmuting it into service.

9:24— Action of the Month (4 of swords)

The nap card tells us to take a break! It’s also here to remind us that, when we show up in service, it opens the door to rest.

12:00— Release Work of the Month (8 of cups reversed)

What happens when our goals become about service, rather than the capitalist money game? What happens when we shift our from numbers to names? This card pushes us to turn away from what we have been told to want, and orient toward what we actually desire.

19:41— Outcome of the Month (10 of swords)

The promise of moving back into action, after a time of rest and re-centering around a new paradigm.

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Episode 84: Creativity for Business Owners with Nick Demos

Nick Demos grinning on a beach. Creativity in business

Finding your niche as a business owner is often a task of bringing your seemingly separate passions together, and creating something original. That is exactly what this week’s guest has done with his life and work.

Nick Demos is a Tony Award winning producer, award winning filmmaker, writer, teacher of yoga, pranayama, and meditation, and a personal creativity coach. Just this year, he opened his coaching and teaching to the online community, so that he can reach more people all around the world. He also finds time to play every day. What? How can someone who does all of that have time to play?

In this episode, we talk about how vital creativity is to us as human beings and as entrepreneurs. He speaks beautifully about the big ideas: the nonlinear nature of creativity and business, eschewing quick-fix culture, embracing consistent action toward lasting energetic change, and being present in both the excitement and the mundane of the everyday––you know, all the good stuff!

But Nick is equally eloquent as he translates these big concepts into real practice and talks about the daily grind, keeping excitement in our work, embracing the unpredictability of film and theater, his transition from doing in-person work to online work, and the tools he uses to stay present to the magic in all of it. Spoiler alert: turns out you don’t have to do All The Things or do them by anyone else’s rules!

Tune in this week to learn about how creativity and mindfulness can not only keep you joyful and engaged in your own work, but also attract others to it!

Show Notes:

11:50— How prioritizing creativity influences the lives of our businesses?

15:50— What does mindfulness have to do with creativity? How do we use that to support ourselves and our clients?

19:13— How do we even start? The practicalities of practice.

30:00— Creativity and business are both nonlinear: Giving things time to grow and embracing the unexpected.

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Episode 83: Poetry and Publishing with Amanda Lovelace

 

Poetry and Publishing with Amanda Lovelace of @ladybookmadBooks are like spells and being a writer is like being a business owner. This week, we hear from Amanda Lovelace, the incredibly prolific poet, tarot reader, and creator of a soon-to-be released oracle deck. Amanda is the author of several books of poetry, including The Princess Saves Herself in This One, The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One, and To Drink Coffee With a Ghost.

In this episode, Amanda takes us on her journey from sharing her poetry on Tumblr to becoming a published author, and shares the logistics, structure, and self-care behind making creative work her business. She discusses how poetry has helped her work with her traumatic experiences of assault and abuse to reclaim herself and empower her readers. Amanda then invites us into her personal history with tarot, and weaves beautiful narratives about the capacity that the practice of magic has both to empower culturally silenced people to take control in their lives and to hold us accountable to the power we gain.

If you love magic, poetry, and honest talk about what it’s like to have all your dreams come true and still not feel like you know exactly what you’re doing, make sure to listen to this episode!

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Show Notes:

7:29— How Amanda supports herself energetically while being prolific AF and doing most of her own marketing and promotion through social media.

15:26—Exciting announcement about Amanda’s new oracle deck, Believe in Your Own Magic.

22:29— The responsibility of being influencer, and magic as empowerment for those who have been told they are powerless.

29:55— The business of being a writer and structuring creativity.

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Episode 82: December Business Energy Reading

December Business Tarot Energy Reading

2019 is coming to a close, which leaves us hanging out in the liminal space between years. Whether we had a year of abundant success, or a year of tough work and disappointment, we still find ourselves in the same place: waiting in the dark, wintery nights of unknowing, before the new year breaks. How do we move through this time and prepare for the year ahead?

This month’s tarot reading is inviting us to lean into this space and embrace the witchy business of being a witch in business! We are invited to be in the present and the future at the same time, bringing forward what we have learned with wonder—no matter how we learned it!

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Show Notes:

2:15 — Energy of the Month (The World)
What’s next? How December is actually like an old school video game.

8:57— Action of the Month (Page of Cups)
Navigating the liminal space with a sense of wonder.

13:31— Release Work of the Month (Justice Reversed)
Reclaiming agency in the face of “It’s Not Fair”.

18:09 — Outcome of the Month (5 of Swords Reversed)
Don’t be a little bitch, my friends.

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Episode 81: Starting to Scale Your Business

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Are you still trying to do everything in your business, even though it’s burning you out and preventing you from helping more people?

Do you have a strategy for spending less time working on your business and at the same time acquiring more clients?

Not yet? Then it’s time to plan and scale your business!

Scaling is all about finding ways to reach out to more clients without working more in our businesses.

Join me in this episode as I dive deep into one of my favorite topics: STARTING TO SCALE.

In this episode you will learn:

  • why mindset is an essential component when it comes to scaling our business
  • how the Internet makes it easier than ever to scale
  • two pivotal things that will help you scale your business and release your inner control freak
  • my go-to tools for business automation and the platforms I leverage to delegate work that I don’t need to spend my time doing

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Show Notes:

Holistic Business Academy Reopening in December: Sign up for the waitlist HERE!

6:18 – Why you’re the bottleneck in your business, preventing growth

7:55 – The best way to start scaling

13:17 – How I saved hours of my time by leveraging automation 

26:39 – The final piece to releasing control and starting to scale

Resources Mentioned:

TalkBox: Our amazing podcast editor Barry, who is taking on a few new clients!

Dubsado: Automated invocing and client relationship management software.

Upwork: Find amazing, qualified freelancers

RocketFuel by Gino Weckman and Mark C. Winters

Traction by Gino Weckman

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Episode 80: Eco-Concious Living with Alyson Morgan

Alyson Morgan of Maia Terra Co.How do you transition to eco-conscious living without losing your shit trying to figure out how to buy less?

Consumerism has gotten the best of us, and with the zero-waste lifestyle on the rise, capitalists are taking advantage of consumers by telling us that we need to buy more stuff to do it properly. Today’s episode opens a discussion on eco-conscious living with Alyson Morgan. Alyson is an herbalist and mother with a gift for making magical flower essences. She shares her journey from fashion retail employee to homesteader, and shines a light on the nuances of navigating conscious consumerism.

Tune in to learn more about Alyson’s business ventures, how she balances generating revenue with prioritizing a low-impact life, and how parenting motivates her to care for the Earth.

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Show Notes:

13:10 — How to transition to eco-conscious living

16:28 — What is consumerism and what we can do about it

27:12 — Understanding our relationship with objects and things

34:17 — Connecting with flowers and making flower essences

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Episode 79: The #1 Thing Preventing Your Business Growth

You just spent a good two hours getting stuff done for your business, so why does it feel like you’re not doing enough work?

It’s probably because the underlying limiting beliefs that have been buried in your subconscious are telling you that it wasn’t enough. In this episode, I am going to show you how to unlock those beliefs so that you can do big things in your soul-centered business. You may have heard this before, but your mindset can get in the way of making decisions in your business and helping more people. The self-sabotage is real, but it doesn’t have to run your life. So let’s dive into the depths!

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Show Notes:

Holistic Business Academy Reopening in December: Sign up for the waitlist HERE!

3:50 — The biggest thing that is getting way in your business is your mindset

5:35 — Why doing more work and working long hours doesn’t actually help your business

11:24 — How to address the underlying limiting beliefs that are preventing you from achieving your goals

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