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HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Integration is the antidote to worthiness and validation seeking.” - Jenna“The ultimate goal is to be able to generate our own internal validation, to know in our bones that we are inherently worthy.” - Jenna“Seeking external validation feels like a race I can never win.” - AshleyWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…How integration guards against worthiness seeking and people pleasingThe key distinctions between internal and external validationWhere we seek worthiness and external validation in our livesWhere we feel more mastery, confidence, and internal validation in our livesWhat it could feel like to bring the most confident version of yourself to the places where you feel the least confidence and masterySimple strategies for integrationLINKSTess Holiday on InstagramGretchen RubinDanielle LaPorteShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“I used to think that if it’s too easy, it’s not good enough, but I just don’t know that I can buy into that anymore.” - Ashley“Flow is a choice. It doesn’t just happen, and it requires work.” - Jenna“Stay open to what’s possible and have the self-belief that you can make it. Half heart, half discipline, all love.” - Ashley“Don’t get caught up in hustling for the hustle’s sake.” - JennaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Common misconceptions about the meaning of work and successGrind + hustle versus flow + easeWhat middle ground looks like when it comes to work -- and the work of our livesHow manifesting a Vitamix changed Jenna’s view about what’s possibleWays to infuse more easiness into easeLINKSMegan Dowd of Megan Has Good WordsMegan Dowd of Megan Has Good Words on InstagramMFTP Episode 7: Doing Hard Things with Megan DowdUnique Holistic HappinessShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…The gifts of quiet timeUnique perfectionist struggles with silenceWhy quiet time is actually productiveWhat to do when silence feels scaryHow to get curious about your relationship with quietLINKSNoisliShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!
Hi, Boss Babes! Today’s episode is all about telling authentic stories, from our guest’s to our businesses’ and our own. Speaking of, our guest this week is the bright, multitalented Janna Marlies Maron, author, editor, and publisher.If authenticity and vulnerability are among your core values, then this conversation is a can’t-miss for you. We go all in on the how’s and why’s of authenticity in telling + sharing stories as an individual and as a business + brand. Janna also schools us on the keys to storytelling that connects on social media, whether through photos, videos, and/or the written word. HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Telling true stories is how we learn to be comfortable with who we are.”— Janna Marlies Maron“When we’re talking about creating stories for our audience as entrepreneurs, the #1 thing to think about is: ‘What is the purpose? How am I trying to serve my audience with this story? Is it going to entertain them, inform them, teach them, or just generate a connection because I’m sharing a personal moment?’”— Janna Marlies Maron“Oftentimes, people have a hard time knowing where to start when they want to tell a story. In the middle of things is where you should start. You really want to get right into the action as soon as you can.”— Janna Marlies Maron“Telling stories online is all about being vulnerable and authentic. If you’re uncomfortable revealing parts of yourself, the best way to do that is to practice in low-stakes environments.”— Janna Marlies MaronWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…The connective power of “me too” moments when sharing your storyWhat in medias res means -- and why it’s essential to creating engaging storiesHow to tell more focused stories on social mediaWhy structure and boundaries, when used strategically, can actually increase creativityJanna’s #1 piece of writing advice as an editor + publisherLINKSSense8 on NetflixSummer FridaysSanta Cruz, CADamn Early DaysChasing SunriseNicole BonsolNourishing Real Talk Episode 2: Comparison and Crippling Self-Doubt with Nicole BonsolKin music with Nicole BonsolPomodoro TechniquePomello appTrello“OK Google Home. How Can You Make My Work and My Life Easier?” blog post via Digital Chaos ControlGoogle HomeAmazon Echo + AlexaGoogle Home versus Amazon Echo review via CNETIs Apple developing a Siri speaker to rival Amazon Echo? via The VergeAlexa app on iTunesJanna Marlies MaronUnder The Gum Tree750 WordsScrivenerMorning pages from The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity book by Julia CameronLight therapy for depression via The Mayo ClinicCoScheduleBullet journalingJanna Marlies Maron on InstagramUnder The Gum Tree on InstagramKelly Elizabeth ScottSquarespace | ConvertKit | Slack | Asana | TrelloQuick heads up: Affiliate links are used on this site. We only talk about things we use, love, and would recommend whether we were affiliates or not. To support this space, we may receive a commission from some of the links above.KNOW ANOTHER BOSS BABE WHO WANTS TO TELL HER OWN AUTHENTIC STORY?SHARE THE LOVE BY HITTING THOSE BUTTONS ON THE RIGHT, GORGEOUS!
Hello, gorgeous! Love is in the air on this week’s episode as we interview our guest, dating coach Raeeka Yaghmai. We explore themes of masculinity, femininity, and self-love and how those themes affect not only our lives + relationships as people but also as entrepreneurs.This episode is designed as a masterclass on how to harness and balance your masculine and feminine energies so that you can choose them and use them to your advantage in all areas of your life. And if you’ve been looking for daily practices for changing your thoughts and limiting beliefs, we’ve got you covered. To get the most out of this episode, click the button below to download our free pretty printable reminder for your daily practice for letting go of negative beliefs. Get the Printable Download your free belief-shifting printable. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. First Name Email Address We use this field to detect spam bots. If you fill this in, you will be marked as a spammer. I'd like to receive the free email course. DOWNLOAD NOW We'll only send you the good stuff. Powered by ConvertKit HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Feminine energy is vulnerable, open, curious, kind, warm energy. It’s not the girly girl energy, and it’s really important for people to understand that.”— Raeeka Yaghmai“Masculine energy is CEO energy. It’s very needed when you are creating success in your life. It’s the energy that keeps you on time and helps you get through your to-do list. Basically, it’s the getting-things-done energy.”— Raeeka Yaghmai“Any person, whether a man or a woman, would be so much more successful balancing the two energies of feminine and masculine.”— Raeeka Yaghmai“When you don’t believe you can have what you want to have, you’re going to go after the things you believe you can create to feel good.”— Raeeka YaghmaiWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…The truth behind masculinity and femininity - and the fact that both energies are available to all of usThe need for balance and flexibility in navigating masculine and feminine energiesThe key to building self-confidence (Hint: It’s a daily practice.)Why being an entrepreneur means being an artistThe beliefs that keep us stuck in our comfort zonesLINKSSee's CandiesMilka chocolateDating with ConfidenceRaeeka Yaghmai’s opera siteCreating with Confidence with Raeeka YaghmaiDating with Confidence on FacebookDating with Confidence on InstagramDating with Confidence on PeriscopeDating with Confidence on YouTubeRaeeka Yaghmai on LinkedInSquarespace | ConvertKit | Slack | Asana | TrelloQuick heads up: Affiliate links are used on this site. We only talk about things we use, love, and would recommend whether we were affiliates or not. To support this space, we may receive a commission from some of the links above.KNOW ANOTHER BOSS BABE WHO NEEDS AN INFUSION OF LOVE?SHARE THE LOVE BY HITTING THOSE BUTTONS ON THE LEFT, GORGEOUS!And because community makes everything better, be sure to join our Boss Babe community here.
Hello, lovelies! If we seem extra pumped this week, it’s because we’re focusing in on energy and how maximizing our energy is essential as entrepreneurs. As our guest, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Karen Wojciechowski, says, “Healthy habits are a business activity.” Now that’s a perspective we all need to hear. Mind = blown!If you’ve been looking for ways to boost your energy + productivity and new ways of thinking about self-care, then you’ll want to dive into this goodness stat! Karen is extra inspiring because she practices what she preaches while traveling the globe and running her business. From Australia to Canada to Thailand and now Europe, Karen has been there and done that, all while staying healthy with sky-high energy levels in her life and her business. To get the most out of this episode, click the button below to download our free morning routine checklist to set yourself up for success on a daily basis. Get the Checklist Download your free Morning Routine Checklist. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. First Name Email Address We use this field to detect spam bots. If you fill this in, you will be marked as a spammer. I'd like to receive the free email course. DOWNLOAD NOW We'll only send you the good stuff. Powered by ConvertKit HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Everything is harder when you’re tired.”— Karen Wojciechowski“As soon as you feel energized, you’ve got a better mood, you want to go out and do things, you tend to achieve more, and you tend to have these healthier habits that lead to the other side effects you might be after, such as weight loss or clearer skin.”— Karen Wojciechowski“One of the things that I try and do with my clients is get them to see healthy habit activities, and healthy foods, as a business activity. You’re doing them because it’s going to better your business, rather than doing them as self-care.”— Karen Wojciechowski“With everything, whether it’s exercise, meditation, I think thinking that it’s going to take a huge time commitment stops us from doing it in the first place. Whereas if you can start with a few minutes here and there, squeeze it into your schedule or have it as this short morning routine, it makes it much more likely that you’re going to keep doing it. Doing 10 minutes a day you’re going to find you get so many more benefits than doing an hour once a week.”— Karen WojciechowskiWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Why energy levels are a better benchmark for health than weightKaren’s simple strategies for staying healthy and boosting energy while traveling and on a day-to-day basis in your business + lifeWhat moderation and indulgence - in a healthy way - look like while travelingGo-to foods to get you through a big launch or when you’re feeling that 3:00 PM slumpThe morning routine Karen uses to set herself up for success every dayLINKSGretchen RubinHeartMathKaren Wojciechowski on InstagramAWeberReal Energy Food with Karen WojciechowskiReal Energy Food Facebook GroupRaeeka Yaghmai of Dating with ConfidenceSquarespace | ConvertKit | Slack | Asana | TrelloQuick heads up: Affiliate links are used on this site. We only talk about things we use, love, and would recommend whether we were affiliates or not. To support this space, we may receive a commission from some of the links above.KNOW ANOTHER BOSS BABE IN NEED OF AN ENERGY BOOST?SHARE THE LOVE BY HITTING THOSE BUTTONS ON THE LEFT, GORGEOUS!And because community makes everything better, be sure to join our Boss Babe community here.
What do you do when life feels more gritty than grateful? In this episode, we explore what gratitude in real life looks like -- grititude, as we like to call it -- and figure out how to incorporate it even when things feel more gritty than grateful.If you want to establish a long-term relationship with gratitude, one that can weather the ups and downs of messy, imperfect life, then this is the episode you’ve been waiting for. We also share our favorite gratitude practices, how we incorporate them into our lives, and how we make them stick. HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS… “Gratitude is a conscious choice that you can make at any moment, in any situation.” — Jenna “You can’t just slap a gratitude band-aid on a really crappy situation and think that it’s gonna make it all better.” — Ashley “Sometimes feeling crappy isn’t a choice, but gratitude still is.” — Jenna “Gratitude isn’t a weapon. It’s not a defense to keep yourself protected from feeling like crap. It’s a tool to find compassion for yourself, for your situation when you’re feeling crappy.” — Ashley WHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Ashley + Jenna’s journeys with gratitudeHow we want our long-term relationships with gratitude to look + feelOur current favorite gratitude practicesWhat it means to be “gratitude curious”How Ashley made her gratitude practice stick (Hint: It involves a gratitude accountabilibuddy!)LINKSThe Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling book by Stephen CopeJaimie Myers, Social Media StrategistJaimie Myers on InstagramEff Perfect on InstagramThe Lionness Oracle Tarot DeckShark TankLaCroixQuick heads up: Affiliate links are used on this site. We only talk about things we use, love, and would recommend whether we were affiliates or not. To support this space, we may receive a commission from some of the links above.Share the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser by hitting those buttons on the right, babe!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.
In today’s episode, we are so excited and honored to welcome our very first guest, brilliant Health Coach, Eating Psychology Coach, and author Jenny Eden Berk. Jenny brings her expertise in body love to the show in the form of a mini masterclass on the intersection of perfectionism and body image. Jenny makes body love gentle, fun, and so much simpler than it seems.This episode is for all of our fellow perfectionist sisters who want to stop chasing external ideals and start making peace with their body and their relationship with food once and for all. Less punishment, more joy. Body love is possible, and Jenny shows us that we’re closer to it than we might think. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…The hidden perfectionism in "eating clean” and “being good” around food + movementThe problem with pleasure when it comes to eating + body imageWhat really shapes our body imageHow to incorporate your intuition + mindfulness into your relationship with food and your bodyJenny’s 4 body image realms: physical, nutritional, embodiment, and social -- and simple, positive steps you can take today in each of these realmsLINKSJenny Eden CoachingInstitute for the Psychology of EatingThe Body Image Blueprint: Your Go-To Guide for Radical Self-Reverence book by Jenny Eden BerkMarc DavidJenny’s Wellness Warriors Facebook groupJenny Eden Berk on InstagramShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser by hitting those buttons on the right, babe!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“We can’t motihate ourselves into change.” - JennaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…A more compassionate approach to change and growthInspiration + energy versus overcommitment + pressureBalancing our desire for a fresh start with our tendency to fall into the trap of perfectionism, i.e. perfectionistic goals versus mindful goalsThe importance of ACC — awareness, curiosity, and compassionHow to apply ACC to goal-settingLINKSUniversal StandardCalmShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
Today’s badass guest, Megan Dowd of Megan Dowd Pilates, definitely subscribes to the belief that challenges are teachers. In fact, she believes that doing hard things is essential to testing the limits of our potential.This episode is for all the recovering perfectionists among us (hands up 🙌) who are in need of a little reminder that sometimes, the hardest work is slowing down when we feel compelled to speed up and do more. HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS… “Challenging yourself gives you insight into the gaps between your day-to-day and what you can actually do when the chips are down.” — Megan Dowd “When trying out something new, figure out whether you need friends or need to be alone in trying that thing.” — Megan Dowd “Learning how you deal with expectations is a huge part of trying out new things.” — Megan Dowd “As perfectionists, our hard work is not doing our best. Our hard work is pumping the brakes.” — Megan Dowd WHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Your default settings for how you respond to challengesThe first question Megan asks herself when challenges ariseWhat Tyra Banks + ANTM have to teach us about perfectionismWhy you should always show -- and share -- your weird (Hint: It’s what makes us the most loveable!)Why our “best” changes on a daily basisLINKSMegan Dowd PilatesGretchen RubinMegan Dowd on InstagramMegan Dowd CopyeditingQuick heads up: Affiliate links are used on this site. We only talk about things we use, love, and would recommend whether we were affiliates or not. To support this space, we may receive a commission from some of the links above.Share the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser by hitting those buttons on the right, babe!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.
Hey there, beauties! What would January be without some health resolutions | intentions | goals? Well, we are about to dive right into the links between our own health and the health of our businesses with this week’s guest, Sarah Teddy Klein of Whole Health Lab. And just when you think we are jumping all up on the go-to-the-gym-every-day resolution bandwagon, think again. Sarah is here to help us deconstruct everything we thought we knew about stress, mindfulness, and the Yoga of Business.Consider this episode a physiology-masterclass-meets-relaxing-yoga-class for your mind, body, spirit, and business. Sarah’s encyclopedic knowledge about stress and health combined with her simple, practical, and down-to-earth tools will leave you feeling empowered and well-equipped to change your relationship with stress once and for all. HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Yoga absolutely changed my life in a lot of ways. It taught me how to listen to my body. It taught me how to manage my stress. It gave me a really tangible tool to deal with my stress, rid me of my migraines, and gave me a sense of spirituality which was free from religion.”— Sarah Teddy Klein“If you own your business, the health of you is the health of your business.”— Sarah Teddy Klein“It’s a mind shift. We prioritize our health + wellbeing, our stress management, our healthy eating, and our sleep because we realize that we are our business. So, our body is our vehicle into doing the things that we want to do + create in this life. And if we are feeding it high-quality fuel and giving it time to truly rest + restore, we are able to do better work, and we are able to really meet our goals. So, it really does start at home and with your health.”— Sarah Teddy Klein“The integrity of your business, the ethics of your business, these are really important aspects that come to you on the mat and then start to seep into your world.”— Sarah Teddy KleinWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Why your health and the way you manage stress are key to your success as an entrepreneurPhysiological underpinnings of the stress response and stress eatingThe stunningly simple tool that can literally turn off your stress response in 30 secondsHow habit pairing can supercharge the formation of new habitsSarah’s totally doable strategy for learning how to control your body’s stress response on a daily basisLINKSFearlessly Authentic Living’s new collectionRuth RidgewaySian RichardsonNicole BonsolStandard Process 21-Day Purification ProgramWacom tablets21 Damn Early DaysTypeformChasing SunriseSarah Teddy Klein of Whole Health LabSympathetic nervous systemParasympathetic nervous systemCortisolTED talk on power poses, Your body language shapes who you are with Amy CuddySarah Teddy Klein of Whole Health Lab on FacebookSarah Teddy Klein of Whole Health Lab on InstagramSquarespace | ConvertKit | Slack | Asana | TrelloQuick heads up: Affiliate links are used on this site. We only talk about things we use, love, and would recommend whether we were affiliates or not. To support this space, we may receive a commission from some of the links above.KNOW ANOTHER BOSS BABE WHO'S IN NEED OF SOME STRESS REDUCTION?SHARE THE LOVE BY HITTING THOSE BUTTONS ON THE LEFT, GORGEOUS!And because community makes everything better, be sure to join our Boss Babe community here.
Hello, gorgeous ones! Spring has arrived and so has another freshly picked episode of Brands in the Wild. In this month’s branding digest, we’re taking key branding + marketing concepts into the real world through the lenses of MailChimp’s (way) outside the box new marketing campaign and a selection of intriguing players in the very saturated meal delivery space.If you’ve been itching to master biz jargon like niching down, positioning, and unique selling proposition (USP), we promise to have you sounding like a major branding + marketing geek by the end of this week’s episode. On the other hand, if you’re in the mood to sit back, catch up with us, and hear about some brilliant + beautiful branding out in the world right now, then we’ve got plenty of the good stuff in store for you, too. HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“How can you truly connect in a way that might be outside the box but still targets the feeling your client wants to experience from your business and from you?”— Jenna“Niching down is about getting even more specific with your target audience.”— Lindsey“Your unique selling proposition (USP) comes from identifying what makes you stand out from the crowd of your competitors.”— JennaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…How to navigate vacations as a solopreneur -- and how Lindsey’s planning to manage her business during her upcoming European adventureJenna’s strategy for honing in on what lights her up most in her business, especially when she’s feeling pressed for timeWhy tapping into the vibe of your target market is the most important first step in creating marketing and advertising that connects + convertsHow to stand out in a saturated market or industry (like the meal delivery service space)How to create unforgettable marketing, like MailChimp’s new campaignLINKSRent The RunwayTargetdesignlovefest 20" Hardside Spinner Carry On Luggage at TargetAirbnbPrado MuseumThe Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los AngelesSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)Notting Hill, LondonMailChimp’s new marketing campaignK-BeautySnail mucin in K-Beauty via Into The GlossMailChimp socks (No longer available)ShopifyBlue ApronHello FreshNiching down -- a case study via I Will Teach You To Be RichUnique selling proposition (USP)ThistlePositioning (in marketing)SAKARAStitch FixGlossierQuick heads up: Affiliate links are used on this site. We only talk about things we use, love, and would recommend whether we were affiliates or not. To support this space, we may receive a commission from some of the links above.KNOW ANOTHER BOSS BABE WHO'S LOOKING FOR BEAUTIFUL, OUTSIDE THE BOX BRANDING?SHARE THE LOVE BY HITTING THOSE BUTTONS ON THE RIGHT, GORGEOUS!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Step 1: Find your people -- because you need to find that support system and that space to experiment without judgment.” - Erica Lockwell“You don’t have to follow the script that everyone says you have to follow, and the only way you’re going to figure that out is if you get curious about what the possibilities are.” - Erica Lockwell“Art isn’t a finished product. It’s a practice for getting in touch with something that you wouldn’t otherwise be in touch with.” - Erica Lockwell“Curating the objects you want to have around you is a creative act and a statement about the life you want to create.” - Erica LockwellWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…The importance of owning our perfectionist identities, especially when we’re doing things imperfectlyAll about the phenomena of procrasti-cleaning, procrasti-baking, and other ways we get stuck in the creative processThe black and white trap of perfectionism and the benefits of embracing allllllll the gray areasCreating a safe space where you can share yourself, your work, and your art freelyHow to move forward with controversial art, projects, and choices when you’re a people-pleaserLINKSErica Lockwell of Our Back PocketsOur Back Pockets on InstagramQuick heads up: Affiliate links are used on this site. We only talk about things we use, love, and would recommend whether we were affiliates or not. To support this space, we may receive a commission from some of the links above.Share the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!
Hi, beauties! It’s time to reclaim your spot on the intentionality train as we sit down with Chandra Scott, business strategist, to chat about designing a life and business around your passions, preferences, and strengths. Chandra also shares her refreshingly uncomplicated approach to balancing entrepreneurship with motherhood, partnerships, relationships, and all of the other important aspects of our lives.If you’ve been looking for simple strategies for living + working in alignment and with intention and maybe even a little kick in the pants to take action, then this is the episode you’ve been waiting for. The straightforward process that Chandra outlines will have you dreaming, scheming, and most importantly, doing more of the things that light you up most. HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“It’s part of living an intentional life: taking these aligned actions that, at some point, are going to build up to something greater.”— Chandra Scott“All of the epiphanies and a-ha’s come in the doing.”— Chandra Scott“The intersection of motherhood and entrepreneurship is a lesson in energy management.”— Chandra Scott“As entrepreneurs, we are used to being in this space of realizing we can create almost anything that we want. We have this illusion of control when, in reality, there’s no control. You can pick a focal point and head in that direction, but you can’t control what the path will be like.”— Chandra ScottWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…What it means to truly follow your passion(s)The simple yet powerful questions Chandra asks herself in designing her intentional life (We're totally stealing these!)How to remain present, open, and responsive to the possibilities -- in life and in businessChandra’s surprisingly easy way to identify your key strengths, what makes you different, and what you bring to the table as an entrepreneur (Hint: It involves your clients!)Why frequent reassessment and reevaluation are essential when designing an intentional life + businessLINKSChandra ScottThe Desire Map book by Danielle LaPorteChandra Scott’s incredible plannersChandra Scott on FacebookQuick heads up: Affiliate links are used on this site. We only talk about things we use, love, and would recommend whether we were affiliates or not. To support this space, we may receive a commission from some of the links above.KNOW ANOTHER BOSS BABE IN NEED OF AN A-HA?SHARE THE LOVE BY HITTING THOSE BUTTONS ON THE LEFT, GORGEOUS!And because community makes everything better, be sure to join our Boss Babe community here
Hey there, gorgeous ones! We are so excited to continue our storytelling theme this week by bringing you an interview that is equal parts entertaining and educational thanks to our guest, Content Coach and Transformational Coach, Kelly Elizabeth Scott.Kelly is a born storyteller and teacher, and she makes learning from her wisdom feel so effortless. If you’ve been looking to raise your content game and connect authentically with more clients, then this is the episode for you. Bonus points if you’ve been seeking clear, actionable steps, because Kelly naturally breaks things down into easy-to-follow formulas. To get the most out of this episode, click the button below to download our free Ultimate Content Creation Tipsheet. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. Email Address I'd like to receive the free email course. DOWNLOAD NOW HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Connecting with your audience requires a combination of empathy and expertise.”— Kelly Elizabeth Scott“We can really make a path for the people and the women walking after us simply by sharing our experiences and our stories along the way. That’s what I think is so powerful about content.”— Kelly Elizabeth Scott“Tell me a story, connect it to your message, and leave me with some sort of a takeaway.”— Kelly Elizabeth Scott“Storytelling is crucial for our transformation and our client’s transformation.”— Kelly Elizabeth Scott“Doubt doesn’t mean don’t.”— Kelly Elizabeth ScottWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…The unexpected first step you must take before you even begin creating contentHow to cultivate inspiration when creating contentWhat Kelly’s approach to content creation has in common with Coco Chanel’s approach to dressingThe essentials for repurposing your well-crafted contentHow Kelly works through old stories in her life to break down fears of visibility in her businessLINKSDamn Early DaysKelly Elizabeth ScottStephanie May WilsonKatie Den OudenSian RichardsonBreak Free From Relationship Anxiety E-Course with Sheryl PaulWeeblyActiveCampaignKelly Elizabeth Scott on InstagramBest Kept SelfSquarespace | ConvertKit | Slack | Asana | TrelloQuick heads up: Affiliate links are used on this site. We only talk about things we use, love, and would recommend whether we were affiliates or not. To support this space, we may receive a commission from some of the links above.KNOW ANOTHER BOSS BABE WHO WANTS TO CREATE MORE CONTENT?SHARE THE LOVE BY HITTING THOSE BUTTONS ON THE RIGHT, GORGEOUS!
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Ashley’s simple yet juicy morning routineWhy Ashley starts her day with the powerful combination of checking in with her body and her gratitudeTips for tailoring your daily meditation to your specific daily needsThe roles of abundance and pride in Ashley’s morning routineAdding journaling and free writing to your morning routineIncorporating gentle stretching and movement into your morning routineLINKSThe Desire Map PlannerEff Perfect Goodie Bag AKA ResourcesShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“No one can fail at eating intuitively.” - Molly Seifert“There’s no morality attached to food or to the size of our bodies.” - Molly SeifertWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Molly’s journey to food freedom and why she chose to do the work she doesThe relationship between perfectionism and food freedomWhy we often crave external rules and structure around food — and how to shift toward internally-driven structure and intuitionHow to take morality away from food and honor our hungerThe prerequisites for intuitive eating and where to startLINKSMolly Kate Wellness on InstagramMolly Kate Wellness on the webShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
What’s the difference between giving the middle finger to perfection and having an eff it attitude? Is there a difference at all? And is it ever okay to just say eff it? In this episode, we’ll be answering these questions and many more as we explore when to put our middle fingers up + power through and when to throw up our hands + say eff it.This conversation is for those of us who are sick of feeling disempowered and out of control in our own lives -- just being pulled along by circumstance and what happens to us -- and who want to take a more active role in creating the feelings + outcomes we want in our lives. This also for the people who want to pull back the curtain to understand why we do what we do and release the guilt + shame we’ve been holding onto. HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS… “Giving the middle finger to perfection is a practice. There are going to be times when you nail it and times when you don’t. And that’s when you have to let go of guilt, judgment, and shame.” — Ashley “Guilt is such an overused emotion, and it doesn’t serve us.” — Ashley WHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…The key difference between giving the middle finger to perfection and having an eff it attitude (Hint: It has to do with empowerment versus disempowerment.)What having an eff it attitude has to do with things like emotional eatingHow our current emotional state impacts the way we perceive the world around usWhy mindfulness is the first step toward creating your desired emotional + mental statesWhat the heck an “accountabilibuddy” is and why you need one, like, yesterdayLINKSThe Subtle Art of Not Giving [an Eff] book by Mark MansonLaCroixShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser by hitting those buttons on the right, babe!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Body image is all in the mind, which means we can always change our perspective. We can reimagine how we view our bodies.” - Ashley“Body image is not in any way linked to whatever objective reality exists about our body. It is an internalized representation of what we think about our body.” - Jenna“Healthy body image means being able to rejoice and be in the body we are given -- this very body we are in right now, on its own terms.” - Ashley“What are we waiting for to rejoice in life and in living -- and living in our body?” - JennaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…The constructs of embodiment versus disembodimentWhy the number on the scale holds so much powerAshley’s go-to simple yet compelling embodiment practicesEmpowering ourselves + the people we love by changing the way we talk about our bodiesHow to starve unhealthy body image practices instead of starving our bodiesLINKSThe Life You Were Born To Live: A Guide To Finding Your Life Purpose book by Dan MillmanEff Perfect pledgeQuick heads up: Affiliate links are used on this site. We only talk about things we use, love, and would recommend whether we were affiliates or not. To support this space, we may receive a commission from some of the links above.Share the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Some of our thoughts, some of our feelings, most of our actions and behaviors are within our control, but what’s outside of our control is every other freaking thing in the world.” - Jenna“Control keeps us from truly being seen as our authentic selves.” - Ashley"Ask yourself, ‘In this moment, in this situation, what am I in control of? What are the things that I can do in this moment to feel like I have influence over my experience of this moment?’" - Jenna"Structure is different from rigidity." - AshleyWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…The relationship between perfectionism and controlAshley’s 3 P’s of control and what drives themSigns we might be trying to overcontrol things in our lives -- and the most common ways we try to exert controlWhen control can be helpful and when it becomes a hindranceWhat we can gain from letting go or soften into acceptanceLINKSDaily HarvestThe Desire Map book by Danielle LaPorteQuick heads up: Affiliate links are used on this site. We only talk about things we use, love, and would recommend whether we were affiliates or not. To support this space, we may receive a commission from some of the links above.Share the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Is what you’re putting out going to make the world a better place?” - Dillan DigiovanniWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Whether authenticity and perfection are mutually exclusive on social mediaWhy social acceptance is inherent to our survivalHow to tell the difference between helping ourselves, helping others, and exploiting ourselves onlineThe power of social rewardHow to use our intuition and our feelings of safety + comfort as a barometer for sharing on social mediaLINKSDillan DigiovanniDillan Digiovanni on InstagramDillan Digiovanni on FacebookDillan Digiovanni on LinkedInQuick heads up: Affiliate links are used on this site. We only talk about things we use, love, and would recommend whether we were affiliates or not. To support this space, we may receive a commission from some of the links above.Share the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“You can prepare, but at some point, you just have to go for it. You have to make the leap of faith.” - Peter Krogh“It’s not a difficult process if you allow yourself to embrace the crazy.” - Peter KroghWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…How Peter went from Atlanta-based real estate lawyer to teaching in China for the past 7 yearsMaking major life changes, even when you’re risk averseKnowing when to stop procrastinating and pull the trigger on a big decisionStrategies for managing our need for control in situations when we’re totally out of controlWhat living as an expat is really likeShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Money is just energy.” - Kathy Frogosa“Money is a tool to fund our dreams and how we want to feel.” - Kathy Frogosa“Opening ourselves up to abundance makes us feel so much lighter.” - Kathy Frogosa“If we live our life as if we’re already where we want to be, the universe throws a party.” - Kathy FrogosaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…The energy of moneyStaying on track with your money goals through the holiday season (without getting too perfectionistic)Conducting a soulful financial year in reviewGo-to steps for navigating a tough financial spotHow to stop your financial leaksLINKSThe Desire Map by Danielle LaPorteThe Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too) book by Gretchen RubinFrogasa’s Elite SolutionsFrogosa’s Elite Solutions on InstagramFrogosa’s Elite Solutions on Facebook5 Goal-Setting Stumbling Blocks and How To Move Through Them workshop with AshleyShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Unlike motivation, which is grounded in inherent worthiness, motihation means hustling to earn our worth.” - Jenna“Motihation keeps us small, and motivation encourages us to be bigger, bolder, and braver.” - Ashley“Motivation and motihation can coexist, just like joy and sadness can coexist.” - AshleyWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Motivation versus motihation: What’s the difference?Why the source of your motivation mattersHow habits and limiting beliefs feed motihationAntidotes to motihationIn-the-moment questions to shift motihation into motivationLINKSSarah Jensen on Instagram“Family Affair” by Mary J. BligeDuolingo appShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Give yourself permission, without judgment.” - Ashley“Guard your boundaries and manage your expectations.” - Jenna“When it comes to self-care, meditation is a multitool. It’s mind, body, spirit soul food.” - JennaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…How to set ourselves up for success through self-care during the holiday seasonWhy to start by identifying your triggers and the ways in which things are most likely to go sideways for youHow to create a mind, body, and spirit self-care plan for the holidays — and beyond!The key component of incorporating supports and support people into our self-care plansWhy you should count us among your support peopleLINKSCalm appShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
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Jun 13th, 2016
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Mar 30th, 2020
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