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38. Time Management (7 Habits of Highly Effective People and the Living Well Planner)

How do you balance your time when you're so "busy"? Ah, the question of the year, right? How do we manage our time when we have so much to do? Well, that's what we're talking about today. Time management. And I could talk about time management and prioritization for hours on end without stopping. But instead of overwhelming you with all of my thoughts and opinion I thought we'd talk about "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and The Living Well Planner. Two critical tools I've used...


37. Being Different is an Amazing Thing with Lauren Beader

I gotta be honest here...I didn't think that one day I'd be doing a podcast interview about an Instagram famous cat, yet here we are. But today's episode is about SO MUCH MORE than the number of followers on social media. No, this message is much deeper and more interesting than some silly statistic. Today's episode is about acceptance and love and bringing together people (and animals)! I feel privileged to have gotten the opportunity to interview someone who is making a REAL difference...


36. Finding Time for Rest

Do you struggle with finding time to rest? Are you constantly on the move? Then when you do get the chance to put your feet're left restless? I get it. Me too. I've struggled with finding time for rest because I never really understood what "rest" was supposed to look like. Is that a bubble bath with a glass of wine? (I hope not because I don't drink...) Is rest reading a fictional romance novel? (I hope not because that's not my cup of tea...) Is it meditating for hours on...


35. Natural Living with Amy Kramer

Are you curious to see if there's a better way to live a "natural lifestyle" without being weird about it? You know, finding the common ground between the kinda person that sets off to live in the forest totally off the grid and the person that bleaches everything they own to make sure their home is sanitary. Most of us live in the happy middle somewhere. But today's guest, Amy Kramer, is showing us how we can adopt more natural products and habits into our lifestyle without going full...


34. Webinars, What I've Learned and How to Do Them for FREE

Have you ever thought about doing a webinar? What goes into it? What do you use them for? How can they benefit you AND your audience? Well, that's what we're talking about today. I want to share as much of my own Rookie journey as I can. Not because these are all success stories (most of them aren't), but because I know it helps to hear firsthand experience from someone "who's been there". I could wait until I have all of these systems and processes perfectly packaged and tied up in a...


33. Overcoming Trauma with Janine

We've had a few mental health professionals on The Rookie Life, but not a hypnotherapist. Today's guest, Janine Wirth, is joining us all the way from Germany and I can't wait for you to hear her fascinating story. She shares with us all the ways trauma can impact our lives and how we, especially as entrepreneurs, can overcome those obstacles. From her own experience surviving an attempted rape at gunpoint, Janine gives us the courage to fight! Y'all, this episode is SO GOOD!


32. 5 Things I've Learned as a Blogger

Have you ever thought about blogging? Or maybe adding a blog to your website? Maybe you’re thinking...I’d like to do it, but I don’t know what I’d say or how to set up a website. Well, I’ve been blogging for the better part of 5 years now and let me tell ya, I’ve got some lessons learned stories to share with you! That’s what we're talking about today! I’m sharing with you the 5 things I wish I would have known before I ever started blogging! So get ready because this one is going to...


31 . Speaking Your Truth with Stephanie Smart

Have you ever felt like you were made to do BIG THINGS, but you have no idea how to get there? Or do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed? Or simply out of balance? Then today's episode is just for you! I had the opportunity to chat with Truth Speaker, Stephanie Smart, and learn all about ways that we - as female entrepreneurs - get blocked. Whether it's a motivational block, an emotional block, writer's block, or a mental block, there are ways to overcome whatever is blocking you. Tune...


30. Pinterest Strategies with Tammie

Who doesn't love Pinterest? Today, we're talking to our Pinterest Expert, Tammie Jones. She's going to help us navigate how we can use this amazing platform to support us as entrepreneurs and grow our businesses. Whether you've been pinning since the day it launched or are just now considering joining this awesome growth vehicle, this episode is for you! Tammie offers strategies to help you increase traffic to your site/blog, grow your influence, and create an action plan to make a bigger...


29. How I Got Into Podcasting, And Why I Think You Should Too

Podcasting, one of my new favorite treasures in the online world. I've been in love with this medium for several years now, but it wasn't until May of 2018 that I truly believed I could create one for myself. There were definitely ups and downs to the process, but I wouldn't change a thing! I've learned so much and have met so many more amazing female entrepreneurs in the process! Join me today as I talk about my journey into podcasting and why I think YOU should start a podcast too!


28. Marketing to Public Speaking

Marketing is one of the first loves of my life. Hang on, that sounds a bit dramatic. Let's just say it's one of the first things I realized I could do really well. Although, I didn't know I was "Marketing". I was just being myself. Then I was introduced to Public Speaking and well, ya know, I kinda have an addiction now. You see, it wasn't until I was in college that I realized people could actually earn a living standing in front of a crowd and talking. Just talking! I mean, obviously you...


27. Picking Your Word for 2019

I stumbled upon this yearly practice where you pick your "Word of the Year". It sounded really silly when I first heard about it, but now - after 3 years of intentional word selection - I see the power in choosing the right word. Tune in today's episode where I talk all about previous words I've used, how I came up with my word for 2019, and how you can pick the word that's just right for you! Let's start 2019 with a BANG!


26. Setting Goals for 2019

I Love Talking About Setting Goals! I'm aware that makes me a super nerd, so you can understand my excitement when I get a chance to talk about setting goals for the New Year! In today's episode, I talked all about the processes I went through to plan for 2019. We walk through what motivates us and how we're motivated: intrinsically or extrinsically? And, although she's not actually on the podcast, I'm introducing you to Amy Porterfield - an online marketing genius! She has an amazing...


25. My Weight Loss Journey

Talking about weight and body image is a conversation that I wish wouldn't even happen. I wish that this wasn't an issue for women and we just lived our lives knowing exactly how beautiful we all are. But that's not reality. Not yet, unfortunately. So, I'm sharing my story in hopes that someone else sees the beauty they have inside of them already. And please know that I didn't wake up one day the size that I wanted to be. It's taken me at least a decade to find out what works for me and...


24. How to Brand Yourself, No Matter What You Do

Marketing is my bread and butter. Except, I didn't actually realize that until this past year. Yes, I know that sounds really silly since I studied marketing in college, I read business books year round, and I have been in many sales positions before. But, we're not just talking about any ol' marketing today. In this episode, we are talking about Ways to Market Yourself - which is the best kind of marketing anyway. Tune in to hear all the crazy ideas I've ventured through these past 4...


23. My Top 5 Books of 2018

Make sure you listen to this episode before you finish your holiday shopping! You're going to want to grab some, or all, of these must-read books! Here are My Top 5 Books of 2018. Some are inspirational, some a just for fun, and a few are the kick in the rear that you need to achieve success in 2019! I promise you that they are all worth the time and effort. So if you need something to do while you're traveling this holiday season...go grab your copies of these books!


22. Business Boutique Top 10 Takeaways

If you're a Rookie entrepreneur, then this episode is for you! Seriously, I'm still riding the creative and inspirational wave from the Business Boutique. So today, I wanted to share my Top 10 Takeaways! There were amazing keynote speakers and breakout sessions that blew my mind, but most importantly, there were other like-minded women who wanted to succeed in their business. That, my friends, is a game-changer! I want to be in that kind of environment every day! So get ready, Rookies!...


21. Starting a Gratitude Journal - Live Your Best Life!

There's one common theme across the board of successful, genuinely happy people...Gratitude. And it's not something they stingily keep to themselves. No, they're happy to tell you all of the things they're grateful for! Because it's usually those blessings in their lives that helped them get to where they are today. Think of people like Oprah, Joanna Gaines, & Reese Witherspoon. They are constantly talking about how grateful they are for the people in their life and their journeys. But...


20. Rookie Devotionals - Intro. & Chapter One

Y'all, I'm so excited about this episode because I'm introducing you to my very first book, Rookie Devotionals - Beginner's Playbook to Prayer & Bible Study! Have you searched far and wide for answers to life's tough questions? Are you intimidated by the complexity of the Bible? Are you a beginner ready to study the Bible, but are not sure where to start? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then Rookie Devotionals is the book for you! In the book, I take a practical approach...


19. A Poetry Reading with Krystal

Imagine we are sitting in a local coffee shop for open mic night. Do you hear the smooth jazz? Or maybe it's Nora Jones? Can you smell all of the aromas of freshly brewed java? Uh oh, did you hear the waitress drop a plate? Now imagine me walking up to the mic, with my artsy beret on of course, and bringing you the most original poetry out there. Prepare to laugh. Prepare to cringe. Prepare to question everything you thought about poetry. Are you excited? Because I'm so happy to bring you...