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The Power of the Potty (Episode 27)

Sometimes an episode idea into your head and, no matter how ridiculous it sounds, you have to go with it because it makes you giggle. Let’s consider the origin story of the Flux Capacitor as we delve into some Back to the Future-inspired wisdom…or, dare-I-say, whiz-dom? 🙂 Take a listen from any room you choose! […] The post The Power of the Potty (Episode 27) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


Old Rx (Episode 26)

Last week, I had an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime kind of day. While there were many incredible sights to be seen, one of the small details has lodged itself in my brain and it is the focus of today’s episode of the Unsexy Side. Here’s to each of our great big beautiful tomorrows…they’re just a dream away! […] The post Old Rx (Episode 26) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


The Focus Factor (Episode 25)

This week was a remarkable one because, for the first time in a long time, I was able to dedicate a full 5 hours on one big project. And it felt GREAT! In this season of life where I’m trying to cram as much work as possible into nap time and the stretches of a […] The post The Focus Factor (Episode 25) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


Felix Felicis (Episode 24)

In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck. However, I’ve found that the perception of someone getting lucky in business (or life, for that matter) often relies on the convergence of 2 important elements: preparation and faith. There’s an alchemy that happens when these 2 come together. And it’s nothing short of magic, as […] The post Felix Felicis (Episode 24) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


Growing Pains (Episode 23)

Inspiration for this episode came from an unlikely place: my kiddo’s laundry basket. As I was doing the 3-6 month to 6-12 month clothing transition over the last week (ok…month…), I noticed a strange connection between those labels and the entrepreneurial journey. How fast we have to grow and iterate in the beginning of our […] The post Growing Pains (Episode 23) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


Fried By Fear (Episode 22)

It’s no secret that starting a business is about as terrifying as it is rewarding and exhilarating. After launching 2 (now 3!) online businesses, I have to say that fear is something I’ve gotten pretty good at navigating…except that with each new venture, there’s a healthy dose of it that comes around the bend. And, […] The post Fried By Fear (Episode 22) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


Power Play (Episode 21)

“In every job that must be done there is an element of fun. You find the fun and *snap* the job’s a game!” – Mary Poppins “I’m Mary Poppins, y’all.” – Yondu Today, we’re hanging out with the tiny iteration of the mightiest Guardian of the Galaxy, Baby Groot, to discover how play can put […] The post Power Play (Episode 21) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


We Are Groot (Episode 20)

In life and in business, I get by with a little help from my friends. Running your own online entrepreneurial venture can be overwhelming and intimidating, which is why it is so important to be surrounded by people who help you feel safe and grounded. Today we’re going to to hang out with everyone’s favorite […] The post We Are Groot (Episode 20) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


Poisonous Prescriptions (Episode 19)

“If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” We’ve all heard this warning, but – at times – I know that I’ve forgotten to follow it! Especially in my online business. One of the most amazing, scary things about building your own company is that it’s all yours: the good, the bad, […] The post Poisonous Prescriptions (Episode 19) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


The Case for Candor (Episode 18)

In today’s world, it’s hard to find moments in which we can share genuine feedback with others. These deep, honest conversations are precious and important; however, for many of us, they can also be uncomfortable. Today’re we’re going to draw inspiration for how to be more candid with others from an unlikely source: Jack Black. […] The post The Case for Candor (Episode 18) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


The Dining Dead (Episode 17)

An entrepreneur’s relationship with his or her business is kind of like any other close relationship. It can start off with fireworks but, after a while, you can settle into a routine and fear you’re falling out of love with what you’re doing. For a long time, I’ve fought having any sort of routine in […] The post The Dining Dead (Episode 17) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


Groundhog Day (Episode 16)

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in the hamster wheel of never-ending same-goal-setting and eventual self-upbraiding for not getting the things done that you were so sure you were going to get done? Yea. Me neither… Just kidding! I had a legitimate Groundhog Day moment in a coffee shop a few weeks ago and […] The post Groundhog Day (Episode 16) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


We’ve Got Cows (Episode 15)

We’re baaaaack! I am so excited to get back to recording the Unsexy Side for you again! Remember that scene from Twister with the cows flying through the air? I feel like that in my business sometimes; that there are too many cows to pay attention to the tornado bearing down on me. That’s what […] The post We’ve Got Cows (Episode 15) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


HamilBurr: Epic Entrepreneur (Episode 14)

For better or for worse, I am a huge musical theater nerd and nothing has stoked the fires of my love of bursting into song at the cue of a word or phrase more than Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. (It’s true. The occasional cabinet rap battle breaks out in my kitchen at dinner time.) Hamilton has changed the landscape […] The post HamilBurr: Epic Entrepreneur (Episode 14) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


Don’t Drink The Water (Episode 13)

Online entrepreneurship is hard and, often, lonely work. Sometimes we overcompensate by ::ahem:: oversharing our big wins with anyone and everyone who will listen. I get it. I’m tempted to toot my own horn sometimes – especially when I feel invisible. But is that really helpful for my business? Is it even helpful for me […] The post Don’t Drink The Water (Episode 13) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


The S Curve (Episode 12)

Walt Disney’s love of railroads was no passing fancy. He was obsessed – obsessed to the point of building the Carolwood Pacific, a 1/8th scale steam train, in his backyard. Walt would spend hours tinkering with his beloved engine, the Lilly Belle, and giving all of his guests (children and adults alike) rides around the track. […] The post The S Curve (Episode 12) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


A Debilitating Case of the I’m-Nots (Episode 11)

Even during the best of seasons, moments of introspection can be a challenging or negative experience. Pile the stress of the holidays on top of end-of-the-year catch up? It can spiral downwards pretty fast. Fortunately, Coach from Cheers came to my rescue with a sweet moment of silliness that helped lift me right out of my […] The post A Debilitating Case of the I’m-Nots (Episode 11) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


Follow the White Rabbit (Episode 10)

Recently, my husband and I were totally blindsided by a great opportunity. It’s a nice thing to have happen, but the unexpected outcome was a boost in productivity! There are lots of iterations of the White Rabbit. There’s Alice’s White Rabbit, Neo’s White Rabbit, and, of course, that pesky line of code from Jurassic Park […] The post Follow the White Rabbit (Episode 10) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


Calling Captain Narcissist (Episode 9)

Welp. That didn’t take long. My first episode of The Unsexy Side that was totally spur of the moment. I put on my angry eyes for this one, y’all! (Not really super angry. More amused and kind of fired up.) I know that business is hard. I know that we all want to take shortcuts […] The post Calling Captain Narcissist (Episode 9) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.


Abe Froman (Episode 8)

Sometimes running your own business can feel like those endless months in high school where you were just counting down the days until the end of the year. The monotony can really get to you. But there’s one way to get your mojo back big time: play hooky for a little bit. And who better […] The post Abe Froman (Episode 8) appeared first on Lauren Gaggioli.