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Ep 39: Taking 3 Months off of Your Business

We thought it was impossible. I couldn't even take a week off before this. 2017 we adopted our son. With Hazel we had limited maternity/paternity leave and it was something that we regretted. So if we're our own business owners, we definitely needed to make this happen. Two months for adoption, one month for surgery. It's possible! Here's how we took 3 months off of our business... -We saved $$$$ ahead of time-- importance of saving because you don't know when an emergency will make you...


Ep 38: Producing Income Vs On-line Engagement

It doesn't quite matter how many followers you have unless you can utilize them. On the flipside, you can not have many followers but have a great successful income producing business. Instagram + Facebook presence doesn't necessarily equal sales. Popular is cool but it doesn't pay the bills, and I've never been good at being popular. ------ Connect with us for access to more resources about business + life! Facebook Group → https://www.facebook.com/groups/190904694978305/ Instagram→...


Ep 37: Why Business Cards?

Honestly, I loathe business cards, but Josh loves them. I pitch them in the trash as soon as I can. Josh keeps them forever and refers back to them. But it doesn't matter what we think-- it matters about who we're talking to and who we're handing them to. What are they going to do with it after we leave, and what is the best way to use business cards for impact in our business? There are two parts today: First we talk about why on earth business cards are needed in the digital age. Then...


Ep 36: In It for the Long Haul

There's always a challenge. Either you're blazing a trail with your business idea and have to show people they need you, or you have lots of competition and have to find a way to stand out. Either way we just have to prove ourselves. We stick the course when others take a break or burn out, and when others stop, we keep going. You can't differentiate yourself on that at first, but you can long term and it's what every surviving and thriving business does! ------ Connect with us for access...


Ep 35: Being Disciplined While Working For Yourself

When everything around you is calling...distracting you from work, how do you stay on task? In this episode we have some practical "how to's" for keeping focused when you work at home. It's not easy but there are definitely some things you can do to help insure success! This is a quick list to get you started: -make sure you are holding yourself accountable - powersheets Lara Casey (http://laracasey.com) -plan out your days -have a standard -have goals -place deadlines on yourself And...


Ep 34: Our Favorite Apps for Work + Life

We've been loving these apps, and want to share them with you! Fitbit My Fitness Pal Dark Sky Untappd Every Dollar Fender Tuner Planoly Spotify Voice Memos Memeatic Renpho Snapchat Starbucks Vimeo


Ep 33: What’s Your Personality Type?

Why is this so important? Being able to know and likewise understand a social setting is an invaluable skill for the entrepreneur. It let's people know that your cognizant of what's going on, and your ability to be able to see that, and then engage on that same level socially is huge. It creates instant trust and likability. Some people would hear me say that and think "oh that's manipulating a situation," but it isn't. It's just basic human skills of social interaction. Charles J. Clarke...


Ep 32: Are You a Freelancer or Entrepreneur? | Interview with Soundstripe CEO’s Travis Terrell and Micah Sannoan

We've been using Soundstripe for some of our music licensing for a few years now, so it was nice to sit down and talk with their co-CEOs, Travis and Micah to talk about business and the differences between freelancers and entrepreneurs. Travis Terrell and Micah Sannan started Soundstripe, then Levelo Music Group in 2014, later adding 3rd technical Founder Trevor Hinesley to the founding team in 2015. Travis’ music industry experiences have been broad, having been a live performer, studio...


Ep 31: Stop Being Difficult

Stop giving difficult answers to simple questions. Don't be a jerk. It's easy to be annoyed, but if you're a business, you need to know how to diffuse situations and help people leave you feeling better than when they arrived... even if they don't end up using your services or buying your product. Connect with us for access to more resources about business + life! Facebook Group → https://www.facebook.com/groups/190904694978305/ Instagram→ https://www.instagram.com/fulltimehustlepodcast/...


Ep 30: How We Quit Our Day Jobs

The nitty gritty on how we knew we were ready to make the leap to full time self employed business owners. Taking the leap is tough when going from part-time hustle to full-time hustle. Hearing stories from others helps, so today we're sharing all the details! Connect with us for access to more resources about business + life! Facebook Group → https://www.facebook.com/groups/190904694978305/ Instagram→ https://www.instagram.com/fulltimehustlepodcast/ 17hats →...


Ep 29: Show Off Your Pretty Face

Make yourself more easily recognizeable and bridge the gap between online and in person. Have something that stands out about you-- whether physical or something you love or do. What do you want people bringing up in conversation? That's what you talk about!


Ep 28: How to be a Voiceover Artist with JoEllen Anklam

Ep 28: How to Be a Voice Over Artist - Interview with JoEllen Anklam Voice over is a production technique where a voice is used in a radio, television production, filmmaking, on the web, animation or other presentations but the speaker is not seen. If you have ever wondered what it is like to be a voice over artist or how to be one, this interview with veteran voice over artist JoEllen Anklam will give you some great insights on how to make voice overs your Full Time Hustle! JoEllen has...


Ep 27: Best Advice I’ve Ever Been Given

Best advice I've ever been given! My doula told me this when I was pregnant. If I'm in a situation where I don't know what I want, and I feel pressured to make a decision, then just ask what happens if I wait before making a decision. It helps you to be proactive, not reactive. Sometimes bad things happen if you wait, but most of the time, nothing happens, except you make a better decision. Connect with us for access to more resources about business + life! Facebook Group →...


Ep 26: How To Be An Influencer, Even If You Have A Small Tribe

"You begin to recognize that you have a tribe when you start to say things and people start to respond" Malcolm Gladwell really started to use the word tribe in this way. This podcast is for you if: -you want to be an influencer, but think you can't because you don't have 10k+ followers -you do influence a small group of people -you want to know how to be an influencer with those people you already have 1.) Be a person of integrity. Carry yourself well, speak highly of others, and lead...


Ep 25: Don’t Do Trades

We don't do trades. Say it louder for the people in the back. WE DON'T DO TRADES! Here's the thing: We have done trades in the past, but it needs to be the exception in very specific circumstances. Trades don't pay the bills. Make standards for yourself. 1) We don't do trades. 2) If there's something we really want, we'll seek out a trade. Sometimes they magically align. 3) We don't let people sell us on a trade. If it's not on our list of things we're willing to trade if the time comes,...


Ep 24 Vacation… When You Love To Work

Summer is coming fast, and as an entrepreneur, if you don't prepare, then you'll just end up working remotely instead of sipping margaritas by the ocean. 1) Choose how much to work ahead of time. There's no sense in paying to go on vacation so you can work. So if it helps you to set aside an hour each morning to handle emails and work, then do it. Set a timer, and when it's done, truly enjoy the rest of the day. Or it can be one day of working for 3 hours-- whatever works best for your...


Ep 23: How to Deal with Tough and Intimidating People

1.) Be polite, but firm in setting boundaries. This doesn't mean you need to come out of the gate vocally setting rules or making bold declarations, but it does mean that you decide before an interaction how you'll handle specific situations that might arrive. Know what you have control over - which is yourself, your situation, and mainly your identity and overall life strategy. 2.) Love them. Be in their corner. Show kindness, and build them up. 99% of the time, they have built up walls...


Ep 22: Sales Advice that Doesn’t Suck with Adam Dorfman

Entrepreneur = sales. There's literally no way around that. So today we're talking with Adam Dorfman, who taught us how to do sales. You read that right... he's our boss from back in the day! And not only did he grow his company from nothing, he's excelled at helping other people. When it comes to corporate work and sales, it's easy for families to get lost in the mix. But honestly, our family time was valued and welcomed at DMC Atlanta. We were both going on business trips, and we had...


Ep 21: Our Fave Inspiring Books

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up- Marie Kondo The One Minute Sales Person - Dr. Spencer Johnson Laura Vanderkam's series- I Know How She Does It, What Most Successful People do on the Weekend Awaken the Giant Within - Tony Robbins How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie Honorable Mention- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey


Ep 20: 5 Building Blocks for Business

Disclaimer, this is NOT an all encompassing list. But it is a great guideline to make sure you aren't skipping over big things when it comes to running your business. Creatives especially like to skip over most of these or halfway do them, and that's not okay at all! 1) Vision- have a game plan for what you're doing, WHY you're doing it, and where you want to be in 5-10 years. Andy Stanley's book Visioneering 2) Legal stuff + taxes- be organized, plan ahead and don't be scared of these...