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Let's explore the intersection of making art + making money. Whether you just opened your first Etsy shop, or you've been selling your art, design or writing full-time for years - you have the same issues: doubt, motivation and getting it all done. In this podcast we'll explore what you really want from your small business so that you can follow your enthusiasm, make your art and make money. I'll be sharing lessons + insights from my work with crafters, knitwear designers, artists and authors; interviewing makers about what makes their business work; and sharing what I learn as I travel to teach at fiber farmer conventions + arts councils.

Let's explore the intersection of making art + making money. Whether you just opened your first Etsy shop, or you've been selling your art, design or writing full-time for years - you have the same issues: doubt, motivation and getting it all done. In this podcast we'll explore what you really want from your small business so that you can follow your enthusiasm, make your art and make money. I'll be sharing lessons + insights from my work with crafters, knitwear designers, artists and authors; interviewing makers about what makes their business work; and sharing what I learn as I travel to teach at fiber farmer conventions + arts councils.
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Let's explore the intersection of making art + making money. Whether you just opened your first Etsy shop, or you've been selling your art, design or writing full-time for years - you have the same issues: doubt, motivation and getting it all done. In this podcast we'll explore what you really want from your small business so that you can follow your enthusiasm, make your art and make money. I'll be sharing lessons + insights from my work with crafters, knitwear designers, artists and authors; interviewing makers about what makes their business work; and sharing what I learn as I travel to teach at fiber farmer conventions + arts councils.

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Episodes

237: In conversation: Joeli Kelley & Mary Roth, Fiber Artist & Starship Captain

12/12/2018
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You told me you'd like to meet other makers and here about their business, so by popular demand I bring you our new semi-regular series: In Conversation! In today's conversation, Joeli Kelly, teacher and coach, will be talking to Mary Roth, the mad scientist and dyer behind Elemental Fiberworks, where you can find science-inspired yarn and fiber to geek out over. Both women have created amazing businesses and both have been Starship Captains! (The Starship is open right now, if you'd like...

Duration:00:22:10

236: What I'm reading: December 2018

12/5/2018
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I follow my enthusiasm by reading…a lot. And once a month, I share (some of) the books I read last month and the books I intend to read this month. You can join the informal book club by sharing your own list with me on Facebook and find all the posts here. (The usual disclaimer applies.) What I read this month: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in Silicone Valley StartupAll Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern ParentingTime to Parent, organizing your life to bring out the best in your child...

Duration:00:21:35

235: Trust Yourself: A beginner's guide

11/28/2018
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Trust yourself about what direction to go. Trust yourself about who you want to work with. Trust yourself about what product to make, to launch, to go all in on. A key element to building a business you actually LOVE and that fulfills you, is to TRUST YOURSELF. But how can you trust yourself through all the imposter syndrome, self-doubt and perfectionism? That's what we'll talk about today. Trusting yourself and relying on your own intuition and sense of what to do is vital in creating a...

Duration:00:28:35

234: Six episodes you HAVE to listen to

11/21/2018
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Are you traveling or working for hours in the kitchen or just trying to escape family this week, for American Thanksgiving? Me too, so I thought this week we could take a look at the best of the past episodes. If you'd like me to keep you company during your holiday prep, you'd have plenty to listen to. These episodes will come in handy as you're wrapping up 2018 and planning for 2019. They are the most-downloaded, the most-shared, and the episodes more people tell me totally changed their...

Duration:00:17:37

233: Imposter Syndrome: How to stop it from stopping you

11/14/2018
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What if I’m not good enough? What if they call me a fraud? What if everyone figures out I don’t know what I’m doing? Hello, this is Imposter Syndrome and girl, we all deal with this all the time. So in this week’s episode we’re going to look at what it is, what it means, and how the heck to move past it. Guess what? I’m 233 episodes and 4 years into this podcast and I still worry I’m not good enough. I got a bad review earlier in the week I’m recording this, my first ever, and I thought:...

Duration:00:19:14

232: What I'm reading November 2018

11/7/2018
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I follow my enthusiasm by reading…a lot. And once a month, I share (some of) the books I read last month and the books I intend to read this month. You can join the informal book club by sharing your own list with me on Facebook and find all the posts here. (The usual disclaimer applies.) What I read this month: An Absolutely Remarkable ThingHead OnIn a Dark, Dark WoodBehind Her EyesThe Witch ElmAmateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear WordsBody Positive Power You can hear more about...

Duration:00:15:10

231: How stress is affecting your biz (& what to do about it) with Joeli Kelley

10/31/2018
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Do you always seem to be coming down with some cold or bug? Do you feel exhausted all the time? When you sit down to work, do you find it difficult to focus and get distracted by Facebook and social media? Do you find yourself struggling to get motivated to send your newsletter or record that video? Well, stay tuned, because today we are going to talk about the one factor that might be the reason for all of those things. I'm Joeli Kelly, and I'm filling in for Tara for this episode Today I...

Duration:00:11:18

230: Play Your Own Game

10/24/2018
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Are you getting distracted by what other people are doing? By what you *should* be doing? Today let's go beyond the Comparison Trap and instead look even deeper at how to play your OWN game. I think we all know a lot about how easy it is to fall into comparison, but I wanna challenge you today to go deeper. The question isn't just "am I comparing myself to others?" but "am I even playing the game I want to play? A while back I was talking to Jay about our future comic book shop and he...

Duration:00:15:22

229: Taking leave, with Stacey Trock

10/17/2018
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Whether for planned or unplanned circumstances, it’s easy to feel like taking time away from your business is committing career suicide. Totally not true! In fact, taking leave from your business can provide an opportunity for valuable revitalization of your business trajectory and your life! In this episode, we’ll cover the basics of a plan for taking a leave from your business. So whether you’re adding a new member to your family, taking time out to care for a family member, have a...

Duration:00:30:36

228: When you have too many ideas

10/10/2018
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Have you found that whenever you're really busy and you do NOT have the time to work on something, you get a MILLION ideas for it?! I know! Me too! So what do you do when you have too many ideas? How can keep from losing them? How can you keep creativity flowing? How can you be sure to choose the right one? When I asked the Starship what topics they most wanted me to cover on the podcast, this came up over and over: What do I do when I have too many ideas? First, know that you are not...

Duration:00:26:07

227: What I'm reading October 2018

10/3/2018
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I follow my enthusiasm by reading…a lot. And once a month, I share (some of) the books I read last month and the books I intend to read this month. You can join the informal book club by sharing your own list with me on Facebook and find all the posts here. (The usual disclaimer applies.) What I read this month: Now, Discover Your Strengths, he doTERRA resourceshead here and fill out the form!RecoverySimplicity ParentingThe PowerSo You Want to Talk About Race You can hear more about...

Duration:00:17:19

226: Why you self-sabotage

9/26/2018
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I did not want to talk about this. I have been avoiding this topic for years, even though it's something my listeners and clients as ask all the time: WHY do I keep sabotaging myself? If you feel like you sabotage your own success, today’s episode is for you. So last week I put up 5 different podcast ideas for the Starship to vote on what they most wanted me to talk about...and you know what got the most votes? Self Sabotage! Even though I've been asked this a lot, I've avoided talking...

Duration:00:28:47

Post-summer Renewal FREE WORKSHEET!

9/19/2018
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Are you ready to dive back into your business after a summer break? Did you take time off for the summer? Or did you just feel less productive because of the nice weather, the travel, the kids home from school? Whether you took a proper break or not, a lot of you asked me: How do I get back to work? Take a fresh look at your goals. It's possible your life shifted over the summer - maybe your kids entered school or maybe you entered a new relationship or maybe your had a great moment in your...

Duration:00:10:32

224: How I dramatically simplified my business

9/12/2018
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I dramatically simplified my business this summer. Today I'm going to share what I did and more importantly, how you can simplify your business in just a few questions (but a lot of heavy thinking). As you know if you’ve been listening for awhile, we’re getting ready to become foster parents and one way we’re preparing is by getting very clear about what our priorities are. Now, before you start worrying, my business is a big priority. Not only because it pays 100% of our bills, but...

Duration:00:20:29

222: Upgrade your "everybody"

8/29/2018
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Everybody knows it's too risky to have a business. Everybody is following their passion and making a million dollars doing it. Everybody knows you need to be on Instagram. Or have an email list. Everybody knows you can’t grow on Instagram on anymore. Which of these statements is true? It depends on your own personal "everybody". Today we're going to talk about who "everybody" is and how upgrading your "everybody" can improve your life. Today we're going to talk about how your concept of...

Duration:00:18:23

221: Foundations of a healthy business: What you truly need to succeed

8/22/2018
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Where should you spend in your business? What actually matters for a profitable, thriving business? And how in the world do you get there? Today we’re going to discuss the foundations of a healthy business. Today we’re going to talk about what really matters in your business. Now, these are the foundations, but this isn’t just for new business owners. In fact, if you’ve got your business together and you’re wondering how you can scale it, or make it more profitable, or make more sales, the...

Duration:00:17:38

220: How do you keep going when everything is GOOD?

8/15/2018
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How do you keep going when everything is GOOD? Or FINE? What if you met your goal, so you're not feeling super motivated? Or you've gotten excited about a new project? How do you keep your consistency on what's already going well? Today's question comes from a Starship Captain who asked, "How do you stay focused on the parts of your business that are already going well, when you've got a new project you're excited about?" I'm going to answer her question in a minute, but first I wanted to...

Duration:00:11:52

219: Branding vs Marketing vs Sales

8/8/2018
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What's your brand? Is worrying about it going to increase your sales? What is translating marketing on Instagram into sales? Today we're going to talk about the difference between branding, marketing and sales, as it's related to your small business. A few weeks ago we talked about increasing sales through marketing on Instagram and then I was talking with a Captain about being sure they were spending their time on SALES, not just on Branding. It got me thinking, there's an important...

Duration:00:27:00

218: What I’m reading: August 2018

8/1/2018
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I follow my enthusiasm by reading…a lot. And once a month, I share (some of) the books I read last month and the books I intend to read this month. You can join the informal book club by sharing your own list with me on Facebook and find all the posts here. (The usual disclaimer applies.) What I read this month: Expecting Adam this articleNot Always HappyKari's articles in the NYTGeek ParentingStealing the Show: How Women are Revolutionizing TelevisionThe Wicked and the Divine: Vol 5 +...

Duration:00:25:01

217: Translate Love into Sales - Your questions answered

7/25/2018
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How do you translate passion into sales? Today I’m answering a question from an Instagram friend! On Instagram, I asked for your questions and IMDCreates asks, “I am scared to ask but here goes I am a crocheter and I am proud of what I do but it doesn't seem to translate into sales how can I change this for my business?” Sales don’t just happen, sales are a result of clear communication. Sales happen because the person who wants what you sell, clearly understands (because you communicated...

Duration:00:16:18