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Pimp Your Brilliance is a show for and about brilliant creatives leveraging their ideas and passions to create their own opportunities. Through weekly interviews with your favorite creative entrepreneurs and actionable solo episodes, we'll dive into what it means to shut down the chorus of fear, take action and Pimp Your Brilliance. New episodes drop on Wednesdays.

Pimp Your Brilliance is a show for and about brilliant creatives leveraging their ideas and passions to create their own opportunities. Through weekly interviews with your favorite creative entrepreneurs and actionable solo episodes, we'll dive into what it means to shut down the chorus of fear, take action and Pimp Your Brilliance. New episodes drop on Wednesdays.
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Pimp Your Brilliance is a show for and about brilliant creatives leveraging their ideas and passions to create their own opportunities. Through weekly interviews with your favorite creative entrepreneurs and actionable solo episodes, we'll dive into what it means to shut down the chorus of fear, take action and Pimp Your Brilliance. New episodes drop on Wednesdays.




Ep. 47: How To Set S.M.A.R.T Goals The Right Way

Here we are at the start of 2019 and you know what's on everyone's mind? Goals! Big goals. Little goals. Impossible goals. We are all thinking about what we want to accomplish during this next trip around the sun. A few weeks ago, I had this aha moment about how we approach SMART goal setting and in some instances, we may be unintentionally setting ourselves up to fail. That's the inspiration behind today's episode. So let's talk SMART goals. Show Notes-...


Ep. 46: 2018 In Review- The Highs, Lows & What’s Next

This is the final episode of 2018! I can’t believe we are staring down a shiny new year already. I believe strongly in closing out the previous year in order to fully embrace the year ahead. So I thought would be fun to reflect on some of the highlights of this past year, as well as talk about areas that could use some improvement. Curious about what my top 5 things are for 2018? Press play and give this episode a listen. Show Notes- www.keepchasingthestars.com/46 This episode is...


Ep. 45: How To Make Your Vision Board More Effective

Today we're talking about vision boards! Since the year is winding down, it seems like the perfect time to share a few ways that you can make your vision board more effective. However, I want to point out that you can make a vision board at any time of year. There’s no shortage of vision board articles dishing out advice about how to create a vision board. Most of them focus exclusively on how to create the actual board. In this episode of Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m sharing my 2 cents on...


Ep. 44: 3 Key Areas That You Need To Master To Achieve Your Goals Next Year

What kind of success are you dreaming about for next year? Maybe you’d like to finally launch that business or tackle a goal that has been on your someday list for too long. We all want to experience more success, but have you considered what really needs to happen in order to achieve it? I’ve been doing a lot of one on one work lately and I’ve pinpointed 3 key areas that you need to master in order to successfully achieve your goals next year. It’s probably not what you think. In this...


Ep. 43: Overcoming Creative Blocks And Art Licensing With Jeanetta Gonzales

Jeanetta Gonzales is a Los Angeles-based designer and artist. A lover of pattern, color, and design she works as a surface designer, graphic designer, and illustrator. With degrees in fine art and graphic design, she began her career as a graphic designer working in design firms and corporate companies such as WedMD, Mattel and The Disney Store. She later parlayed her digital and fine art skills into surface design working as a textile designer and style guide designer for consumer...


Thank You!

There is no show this week. I'm taking the week off and decided to extend that to you as well. Mainly, I wanted to jump on the mic really quickly to Thank You.


Ep. 42: Simple Ways To Plan For A Productive & Stress-Free Holiday Season

Today I want to share a few simples ways to survive the holidays while still being productive and stress-free. Let's face it, the holiday season can be rough. I start feeling a shift in my energy around October and by the time we make it to November I'm ready to tap out. I always push through those feelings and try to keep the same pace through December which leaves me exhausted and burnt out come January. This then leads to feeling guilty about not starting the year with a bang. It's a...


Ep. 41: Live Your Best Life Through Human Design With Aycee Brown

Aycee Brown is a Human Design Expert, the founder of Goodnight Darling Co, as well as a life and business strategist who helps people thrive and find financial success based on their aura type. She guides her clients through the process of transitioning from doing life by the book to following their guts in every aspect of living. In this episode, Aycee introduces us to the concept of Human Design and how you can live your best life by applying your human design strategy. SHOW NOTES-...


Ep. 40: Become A More Confident Writer With Alexandra Franzen

Alexandra Franzen is a copywriter and writing coach, helping clients to develop podcasts, videos, websites, pitches, proposals, books, and other projects. She writes an amazing newsletter to share inspiring true stories, writing and creativity tips, positivity, encouragement, and motivation to pursue your goals. In this episode of Pimp Your Brilliance, Alex shares how she got started as a writer, growing her business despite not being on social media and 3 ways to be a more confident...


Ep. 39: My Creative Process- How I Created The Fear Guide

For the last handful of months, you may have heard me mention my short book The Fear Guide. Today I want to give you a backstage pass into my creative process. I’m going to walk you through what goes on when I get an idea. If you've ever been curious about how I go from idea to completed product this is the episode for you. SHOW NOTES- keepchasingthestars.com/39 This episode is brought to you by my booklet The Fear Guide- Silence Your Fear And Take Action. If the Chorus Of Fear is...


Ep. 38: 4 Ways To Simplify Your Marketing with Kyla Roma

Kyla is a Canadian business coach and digital strategist who's worked behind the scenes in hundreds of businesses, from six-figure brands to one woman shops. She helps business owners make their brands irresistible, profitable & simple to run so their businesses aren't just successful, their work is measurable and feels amazing. In this episode of Pimp Your Brilliance, Kyla shares how she structured her business around her life and family, how to give yourself permission to be human while...


Ep. 37: Finding Your Passion Through Tiny Actions

"Every big thing in life is done through a series of tiny actions." Today's episode is inspired by a conversation that I had with my mom about how to find your passion. If I had a dollar for everytime this conversation came up I would be rich. Contrary to what most people believe, you won't find your passion sitting around thinking about it. Finding your passion is not a passive activity. It requires action! A lot of it. But you don't have to make huge commitments or dive in deep right...


Ep. 36: 3 Key Ways To Improve Your Relationships In Business And In Life With Kate Kenfield

Kate Kenfield is a speaker, writer, and empathy educator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her workshops, talks, and writing seek to improve people’s emotional literacy, whether in a professional or personal context. Kate has also developed a unique set of cards that she calls Tea & Empathy. She has used these cards in trainings that have helped doctors, students, activists, and many others to better understand and talk about feelings in a practical and non-confrontational way. In this...


Ep. 35: What's On The Other Side Of Your Fear?

In this episode, I share my snorkeling story and how that parallels to the entrepreneurial journey. Often times we are so focused on our fear that we will risk missing out on an amazing opportunity to avoid feeling a little discomfort. Show Notes: keepchasingthestars.com/35 This episode is sponsored by The Visionary Journal. A goal setting guide, mini vision board, and day planner that helps you break your goals into actionable steps that you can integrate into your daily life. You start...


Ep. 34: Ask For More out of life with Kathlyn Hart

Kathlyn Hart is a salary negotiation coach and a motivational speaker who supports ambitious women to dream big, live boldly and earn more. Through her salary negotiation boot camp “Be Brave Get Paid,” which has helped women increase their income by an average of $15,000, she teaches underpaid women how to confidently own their worth and ask for more. Kathlyn is also the host of The Big Leap Show podcast, where she interviews entrepreneurial women about their journey from dreaming to...


Ep. 33: How To Get Your Work Out To More People (Listener Q&A)

This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, Monique & Amber answer their very first listener question! Longtime Keep Chasing the Stars supporter and young adult author, Anastasia Bolinder asks: “How can she get her books out to more people?” Learning how to market your work is something that every small business has to figure out. Even though we’re talking about marketing books, many of the tips shared in this episode can be applied to other types of businesses. Show Notes:...


Ep. 32: 3 Ways To Gain Clarity Around What You Want With Siobhan Sudberry

Siobhan Sudberry is a Clarity Cultivator, founder of BeFree Project and host of the podcast Girl Be Free. She teaches women how to get unstuck, gain clarity and cultivate the life they desire on their terms. She’s passionate about empowering women and encouraging them to show up for themselves and take action. In this episode, Siobhan talks about how to start doing "self-work", why women feel guilty about putting themselves first, and 3 ways you can gain clarity around what you want. Show...


Ep. 31: 5 Signs You’re Ready To Hire A Coach

There comes a time in every creatives' journey when they need additional support and guidance. Is it time to hire a coach? In this episode, I share 5 signs that it might be time to hire a coach. Show Notes: keepchasingthestars.com/31 This episode is sponsored by The Launch Pad. This 8-week group coaching program is only open for enrollment through Friday, September 7th. Gain clarity in the direction of your business, get clear on your messaging, and figure out your next steps in a...


Ep. 30: 3 Steal-Worthy Habits That Will Support Your Business With Sarah Von Bargen

Sarah Von Bargen is the writer behind the clever and witty blog Yes and Yes, where she helps people put their money, time, and energy where their happiness is (instead of wasting it on throw pillows and Netflix binges). She's also the creator of Bank Boost and Make It Stick Habit School and her work has been featured in places like Forbes, Elle, Lifehacker, and Glamour magazine. In this episode, Sarah shares how she got started blogging, why she’s running her business 100% wrong, and 3...


Ep. 29: 3 Key Components Of Asking For What You Want With Cyndie Spiegel

CYNDIE SPIEGEL is a Brooklyn-based small business consultant, coach, and TEDx speaker. She is also the founder of The Collective (of Us), a small business accelerator for women and The Community (of Us), an online hub for conversation and change-making community. She is on a mission to empower 100,000 women to build BOLD businesses and conversations by the year 2020. Her straight talk and visionary perspective on creating women-owned businesses, overcoming imposter complex and...