Writing Your Own Rules in Online Business with Deanna Seymour

 

Just imagine a high school art teacher, wife, and mom trying to start an online business.  She loves her students and teaching itself but the profession itself is sucking the joy right out of her.  In spite of her boundless enthusiasm and endless creativity, plus years of side hustle experience, like the rest of us, this wantrepreneur turns to the alleged “experts” in the field, the high priestesses of online...

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Therapist vs Coach: What's the Difference?

 

One of the subjects I am asked for my opinion on most often is the confusion between therapy and coaching.  I guess you could say I am uniquely qualified to address this topic because before I trained and certified as a coach, I was a licensed psychotherapist for over twenty years.  It has become a complicated, contradictory and at times controversial subject and one that a growing number of people are talking about. 

After being asked this question in a number of...

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Eliminate Clutter to Make Room for What Matters with Kathi Burns

 

Kathi Burns definitely found her calling as a professional organizer. She has been helping others eliminate clutter for over 17 years, has written an entire book on the subject, hosts a weekly podcast called Organized and Energized, and is even more enthusiastic about eliminating clutter to create more freedom than she was when she started.  

Once I learned that Kathi had been a travel writer who literally lived out of a suitcase and that she has also lived on a boat, I...

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How to Deal with Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt (FUD)

 

Everyone has heard of FOMO, but have you also heard of FUD?   I hadn’t either, until a recent conversation with my son Andre on the topic of bitcoin.  FUD stands for Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt and I am going to guess that these emotions are something you are more than familiar with, especially during these last couple of years.  Once I heard the term and learned its history, I actually scrapped the podcast I was planning to create for this week and recorded...

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Breaking the Box for Married Female Entrepreneurs with Naketa Thigpen

 

My guest today, Naketa Thigpen, and I have so much in common that this interview is actually our third or fourth conversation since we were introduced. We both have a background as licensed clinical social workers, we both have a childhood trauma history and we share very similar views about women and ambition, the patriarchy, and being a bit too out of the box to ever fit in.   

Naketa’s book, Selfish is currently on my bedside table, and her podcast, Balance...

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The Boundaries Series: Boundaries as Self Care

 

This is the fourth and last episode in The Boundaries Series, and this one is called “Boundaries as Self Care”  Many solopreneurs were superstars in their former jobs and many of us came to self-employment with ingrained habits of overworking including taking work home, skipping vacations, and even going to work when we were sick, instead of taking our company PTO. 

Women are not conditioned to put their needs first, so when we become solopreneurs, we often...

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Lessons in Entrepreneurship from "Inventing Anna"

 

The tagline for “Inventing Anna” is: “Inspired by the true story of a total fake.”  Of course, I was instantly hooked, along with millions of other Netflix subscribers.  Within a week, several of my clients, friends, and family members were messaging me, excitedly asking “Are you watching Inventing Anna?”  and I am pretty sure I know why.  

First of all, I was a licensed therapist for many years before becoming a coach, I...

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The Boundaries Series: How to Create a Distraction-Free Business

 

This is the third in The Boundaries Series of solo episodes, and this one is called How to Create a Distraction-Free Business.  Spoiler alert: it comes down to self-awareness, self-acceptance, and having decent boundaries.   Most female solopreneurs are working from home, with one or more other beings in their space.  Knowing how to manage our distractions and how we use distractions to avoid other uncomfortable feelings like resentment and self-doubt are half the...

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The Client Journey in 6 Steps with Abby Herman

 

If you have an online business (or even a brick-and-mortar business you market online) you are a content marketer.  Content includes blogs, podcasts, YouTube channels, email sequences, newsletters, sales pages, social media posts, and even short-form videos on TikTok, Linked In, IG, or FB.  Content is everywhere and in order to leverage the know, like, and trust factor, you need to have a strategy, not just put yourself out there in a random way and hope it works. ...

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The Boundaries Series: Obligation Management

 

This episode is the second in The Boundaries Series, where we are unpacking the challenge of doing things we don’t really want to be doing, and for all the wrong reasons. Warning: If you have not already heard that I have fully embraced the feedback that one of my favorite clients by calling me “The Speaker of Uncomfortable Truths.”

In my work with female solopreneurs, I often hear about situations my clients are involved in but wish they weren’t. ...

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