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Motivational interviews, truthful tell-alls, and practical business & life advice, all created to inspire each listener to live a life they designed. Success looks different for everyone. Let’s find out what it looks like for you and what tools you need to develop in order to achieve it.

Motivational interviews, truthful tell-alls, and practical business & life advice, all created to inspire each listener to live a life they designed. Success looks different for everyone. Let’s find out what it looks like for you and what tools you need to develop in order to achieve it.
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Motivational interviews, truthful tell-alls, and practical business & life advice, all created to inspire each listener to live a life they designed. Success looks different for everyone. Let’s find out what it looks like for you and what tools you need to develop in order to achieve it.






Ep. 15: Defining your True Self with Guest Joanna Wilcox

Joanna Wilcox, known on Instagram as @KetoinCanada, never intended to become a social media influencer. She started her profile a couple years ago when she took the plunge with a drastic lifestyle change: taking on the ketogenic diet. At the time, the diet wasn’t as popular as it is today. She credits some of her success to the diet’s increasing popularity. I’ve followed her for more than a year, and I can tell you it’s more than just a popular diet that gained her such a major...


Learning to Listen to Your Body with Guest Liz Anthony, The Paleo Girl

We are so excited to share this week’s episode with you. Liz Anthony, aka The Paleo Girl, chatted with me about her own journey with her autoimmune diagnosis. As I told you in Episode 7 (Weak May Die: How a Life Flight Changed My Path), I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease on my 18th birthday. Liz was also diagnosed with lupus at 18 years old and lost a lot of weight at that time. “I went through a period of being very sick. Looking back I think it was both in body and mind. I had no...


Focus on Your Passion: Finding a Niche in Photography with Guest Maggie Vander Laan

“I’ve never talked to one person who has told me they regret taking the leap, going full-time with their business,” Maggie Vander Laan said. The South Dakotan Western lifestyle portrait photographer didn’t know how turning her side hustle into a career would turn out. But she has never looked back since taking the big step becoming a full-time photographer. Maggie, who owns Maggie Mae Photography, looked to other entrepreneurs as she built her business, which gave her the confidence that...


Prairie Californian, A Blogger's Journey with Guest Jenny Dewey Rohrich

There are seasons for growth and hustle, and seasons of rest and preparation. While our guest Jenny Dewey Rohrich is raising her 16 month old son Levi, she is in what she considers a quiet season of preparation. “I don’t know what I’m preparing for yet, but it’s just this quiet season of preparation,” she told us. “All of these things that I’ve been intentionally doing will all pull together.” Jenny started a blog detailing her journey moving from California to rural North Dakota that...


Coffee, Conviviality, and Community with Guest Margaret Thompson

Today's episode was unique in several ways, especially because it was our first in-person interview for Success Defined. I found myself in Greeley, Colorado where Margie's Java Joint coffee shop owner Margaret Thompson sat down with me to talk about business ownership, the growing pains of starting a new company, and the unique position she has had in taking over a formerly family owned operation. Margaret's parents, Ron and Linde Thompson, started Margie's Java Joint in the same location...


The Business of Music with Guest Lance Ruby

We are chatting with guitarist Lance Ruby today about the business of being a musician. He created the music for this podcast and is finishing up his masters degree in jazz performance at the University of Northern Colorado. Lance and I go way back. Our fathers were best men in each other's weddings and we've reconnected through his girlfriend Natasha who works for KRose Company. "Every working musician is an entrepreneur," he said. "They're an entrepreneur in a really real sense because...


Identifying Your Ideal Customer

Who is your ideal customer? This is a question I ask any small business owner who is struggling to reach their audience. I get a lot of different answers to this question. Today we're going to really dive deep and discuss why it's so important that you are identifying your ideal customer. You need to know exactly who you're talking to. This should be one of the first steps in business. But oftentimes people wait too long to really define their ideal customer until they’re already months...


Faith, Farming, and Family with Guest Caitlin Henderson

Caitlin Henderson, founder of Faith, Farming, and Family, joins us on the podcast today to talk about how she got started, her strategies, and of course: how she defines success. Caitlin didn’t grow up on a farm, but married a sixth generation farmer, Jake, to whom she’s been married for eight years. They have three children together, two little boys ages 6 and almost 4, and a little girl who just turned two. They all live on a farm in South-Central Kansas growing wheat, cotton, soybeans,...


Weak, May Die: How a Life Flight Changed my path

Today I'm going to take you back with me to my senior year in high school. I was running varsity cross country, ready for my varsity basketball season to start in November. I had applied to Kansas State University and got accepted with a large scholarship and was going to go into ag education. Starting in about September of my senior year, I started to feel sick. I was visiting doctors, chiropractors, and internal specialists to try to figure out what was going on. I was working harder, I...


Finding Joy with an Agricultural Blogger with Guest Crystal Cattle

Today we are talking with Crystal Blin, also known as Crystal Cattle. I’ve followed her on social media for a while and love what she shares. Crystal and her husband raise purebred Hereford cattle and do some crops in Northeast Iowa. She’s originally from Alberta, Canada, where she grew up in agriculture with her family who raised Simmental cattle. They are still raising Simmental cattle today. She decided to move to the states to attend college and ended up Butler Community College in...


Analyzing 2018 and our 2019 Forecast

Today we are going to look at what worked in 2018 and what didn’t, and where we’re headed in 2019. I’m not sure I should admit this because I’m a huge goal setter, but I have no idea what my KRose Marketing 2018 Goals were. Overall, 2018 was a win, but there are a lot of things I would do differently. In 2018, we transitioned to more people in the office instead of employees working virtually. I love the idea of virtual employees and we still have some phenomenal virtual employees on the...


Feel Like a Winner with Guest Cody Creelman

When I say Cow Vet, You say Cody. On the latest episode, we chat with Cody Creelman, who is a beef cattle veterinarian from Alberta, Canada. As a high school student, riding the school bus home, Cody was told by a classmate that he should go give the vet clinic a try for a semester. “I wasn’t overly academic in any of my primary school,” he told us. “I had never really even been in a vet clinic before.” “I walked into the veterinary clinic and I was hooked from the first second I walked...


The Business of Photography with Guest Andy Austin

You don't know you've had your "big break" until it's already happened. That's what our guest Andy Austin tells us in this episode of Success Defined. He got his start in photography rather anonymously. A photo he took of the Montana State University Bobcat Stadium blew up on social media. But since he was a football player for the school, he couldn't promote his own business with his name attached. "There was an opportunity for an epic sunset, so I said, 'oh man, where is my camera?" Andy...


Understanding Facebook: Get Your Business Seen

Does keeping up with the Facebook algorithm and marketing your Facebook business page make you want to pull your hair out? You are not alone. Facebook is changing and improving their algorithm constantly. Join in on this episode of Success Defined to learn the ins and outs of the algorithm, how to get your business seen, and some troubleshooting advice. The word “algorithm” itself can be a bit scary, but put very simply it is just the priority in which Facebook shows posts to its viewers....


Honoring Creativity with Guest Nevada Watt

How does a silversmith in rural America share and sell her creations with thousands when the closest town is an hour and a half away? Nevada Watt discusses her start in the silversmith trade and developing her western traditional & cultural style. On today’s episode, we talk with her and discover how the search for joy has mapped her successful career. We dive into where her inspiration comes from, how she creates more efficiently, and uses batch work to save time. She strives to be...