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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Squad Life: Money, Mentorship and Small Towns with Hannah Miller

I am pretty sure it was some hashtag that brought Hannah Miller and I together a LONG time ago. She is someone I very much admire. If you looked up side hustle in the dictionary I am pretty sure you would find a picture of her. Hannah has always complemented her corporate careers with an array of side gigs. It has been a simple way for her to fulfill her passion, even though those passions are ever changing.

After this episode you'll surely be making a stop on Amazon to pick up a few of the books she recommends, and of course there is a great conversation about her favorite beauty product. If you want to know more behind of the story of why both of us love It Cosmetics make sure you check out Rachel Holli's podcast interview with founder Jamie Kern Lima.

Hannah's Businesses: Hannah Mo Consulting, Goin' Coastal Outfitters
Instagram: @HannahMoMiller
Book Recommendations: Broke Millennial, The Financial Diet, The Crossroads of Should and Must
Beauty Product: It Cosmetics Foundation
Squad Recommendations:  Brooke Clay, Rural Gone Urban, and Vance Crow

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Squad Life: Be the Hero of Your Own Story

Being a farm girl myself you had to know that it won't be long until I invite a fellow boss farm girl onto the Squad Life podcast. Danielle Hayden was the perfect place to start. Not only are her husband, Daniel and her changing the imagine of agriculture, but she recently hit the five year anniversary of her photography business Two Arrows. Only 50% of small businesses make it to five years, but Danielle gives tangible tips on how she proved the odds wrong.

We cover all the buzz words like the Enneagram and self care, but what makes Danielle truly amazing is that she doesn't just talk about these things. She has put them in to play to literally change the trajectory of her health, marriage and business.




Danielle's Recommendations:
Book: Where the Crawdads Sing

Beauty Products: Beauty Counter and Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
Personality Tests: Enneagram Institute 
Instagram: @haydanib or @twoarrowsphoto

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Squad Life: Lisa Sarmento Tiramisu Paperie "Martha Stewart of Greeting Cards"

I am a paper product junkie. So it only made sense to have Lisa Sarmento the "next Martha Stewart of greeting cards" on the podcast. What started a little side business has turned into a passion and a business that is going to be a legacy for her son Michael that is on the Autism spectrum. Tiramisu Paperie are paper good that give you a little pick me up. Her sassy and sarcastic sayings will make you laugh out loud.

If you are looking for inspiration on how to take your business big, protect yourself from the naysayers or have been thinking about how in the world are you going to keep all the balls in the air then this is the episode for you. And spoiler alert... Lisa loves vision boards as much as I do.

Lisa's Recommendations:
Tiramisu Paperie
Book: You Are a Badass
Make-Up: Benefit Bo-ing Concealer
Four Point Trading Co. - handcrafted, uniquely scented memory candles
Cork Pops - wine accessories


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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Squad Life: Conquering Your Goal in Three Steps

I LOVE goals, I HATE failure. You are have probably heard of the acronym SMART when setting goals. It stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. This episode focuses on the timely aspect of goals. What happens when you set the deadline for your goal and then you haven't accomplished it by that date? It can be hard to get past that, but if your goal matters have to keep moving forward.

In two weeks I'll find myself in Denver at our annual Keep Collective women's empowerment conference. Here we will celebrate huge milestones that many business owners hit over the past year. However, there will also be people that said last summer that I will hit xyz by next conference that have come up short of their goals. As I have mentored the women on our team over the past four years (we call ourselves the Arm Party Squad - are you sensing a theme?) I am constantly reminding them to focus as much on the final destination as the steps in between.


Then add in the layer of comparison. The goals that your friends, business partners or the girls you follow on social media might all be the same or similar. Yet, the path is going to be incredibly different. We need to stop measuring our success against others, but rather learn from others success and failures. That also means we have to be vulnerable enough to share our failures. I told myself this podcast would be up by the end of May. That didn't happen. Did I quit? Nope! I buckled down and made it happen in June.

I can't wait for you to listen in and learn how I pause, reflect and move forward each time I am trying to conquer a goal.
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