S2E13: Being Your Own Boss... and Your Employee

S2E13: Being Your Own Boss... and Your Employee

In this episode, Emily and Sarah discuss the distinction between the roles of "boss" and "employee" in their small businesses. They talk about how each role has different tasks, goals and motivations, and why separating them in your mind can actually help you be more productive and feel happier in each role. They also talk about how to figure out if you wear the "boss" or "employee" hat more -- and how to achieve a healthier balance between the two.

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S2E12: Sharing More Of Yourself Online

In this episode, Emily and Sarah reflect on a talk given recently by their friend Allie Lehman from The Wonder Jam in which she shared: "The world wants more of you." They talk about why that notion is so profound to each of them and how they plan to stop trying to make themselves more palatable to their audience and to embrace sharing more of who they really are. This episode is an inspirational listen for anyone who's felt uninspired or anxious about sharing online or worries about how your audience perceives you.

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S2E9: Big Transitions

S2E9: Big Transitions

In this episode, Emily and Sarah reveal the big transitions that have been been impacting their lives lately. Hint: Emily's making a big move out of state and Sarah's tying the knot! They talk about how these transitions have affected their attitudes toward their small businesses and  shifted the way they work. They also chat about why making big leaps feels different as you get older, how to be kind to yourself when you're going through a lot, and why it's okay to slow down during transitional seasons.

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S2E8: Why We Do This

S2E8: Why We Do This

In this episode, Emily and Sarah discuss why they started their businesses and their motivations for continuing to run their own businesses. They discuss what it means to consider yourself a creative or an artist, how working for yourself feeds your sense of purpose, and how to reconnect with your why when you feel like you're in a slump. If you like chats about creativity and what it means to be a creative person, this episode is for you.

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S2E4: The Reality of Working Your Dream Job with Brooke Dusenberry of the Lovely Grain

S2E4: The Reality of Working Your Dream Job with Brooke Dusenberry of the Lovely Grain

Brooke Dusenberry is the founder and full-time maker at Lovely Grain Studio. We love following her adventures on Instagram, where she shares her process as she creates beautiful custom wooden signs, using power tools, lasers (!), and a keen eye for detail.

We chatted with Brooke about transitioning from side-hustling to being your own boss, why more people need to talk about how hard the first year full-time is, and how slumps are a natural part of being a creative person. 

If you want to find out more about Brooke, you can visit her website here and follow her on Instagram here

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S2E2: Branding 101

S2E2: Branding 101

In this episode, we discuss what branding means to us and how we each want to improve the brand identity behind each of our businesses this year. We talk about how our branding affects how customers experience our products and our businesses, and why the way we make our customers feel matters more than what we think our brand/business says about us.

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