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Ridiculous Personal Goals Oct 18, 2021

Is having a ridiculous goal really ridiculous? Even when we were talking this through - I could not conceive of a goal that I would deem ridiculous enough to not work toward! We have interviewed many people and benchmarks and goals are a reoccurring theme - from getting a purse you have been...

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Are you a doormat? Oct 11, 2021

I am so proud of the fact that my daughter, especially sees me pursuing what it is that I want to do. What it is that I need to do, whether that's like going to a conference or going on vacation, or like taking time for myself or pursuing something that I love cause I don't want for her to...

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Throw back those damn lemons Oct 04, 2021

 

I remember when Beth said this in the interview and I felt an immediate jolt. I have felt this exact feeling -that life was happening TO me and not FOR me more times than I would like to admit. It was these times where I wasn’t an active participant in my life and felt personally...

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When do you know it is time to build a team? Sep 27, 2021

I love that term “Scope for Imagination” because I think it is so necessary in attaining a fulfilling and meaningful life. Every entrepreneurial journey begins in someone's imagination and I think somewhere along the way all of the ins and outs of running a business narrows your scope...

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Do you have someone to sort your socks? Sep 20, 2021

I know I said in the episode that I don’t need help but spoiler alert - I actually do. After listening back to our interview with Randi I couldn’t help but wonder why do we value self-sufficiency above all else? For years I wore this as a badge of honor and in reality there is no one...

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Do you have an expensive MBA? Sep 13, 2021

Do you have an expensive MBA? We talked a little bit this week about some of our most costly mistakes while building The Bradford. We didn’t always make the best decisions when it came with the design and the budget. But we both agree our biggest and most costly mistake (that we call our...

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Being the face of your company Sep 06, 2021

A lesson I learned early on in business is that no matter what industry you are in, whether you are offering a product or a service or even just the best new idea; you have to be able to sell it - and not just whatever the product is, you have to be able to sell you too! Amie was so right when...

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Are we leaving our industry better than we found it? Aug 30, 2021

Oof- I remember recording this episode with Lauren and feeling an immense amount of personal responsibility. Are we leaving our industry better than we found it? Are there things that we have “avoidance” for? We dove a little bit into that in this conversation with sisters episode,...

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Ethics in Business? Aug 23, 2021

Owning a business can be hard, soul crushing, and seemingly unending at times. There are days that I work all day, get the kids fed and in bed, and work well into the night to get my list done! I have had to make numerous personal sacrifices personally to get to where we are today  - and you...

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The Fear of Failure Aug 16, 2021

Failure. 

Who hates that word?! I know that I do. I hate failing. I hate being wrong, and I hate disappointing myself. Failure was (and still can sometimes be) a hard thing to come to terms with. What I LOVED about this episode with Jordan was that he put into words something I felt but...

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Exposing the Underbelly of Business Aug 09, 2021

I loved it when Jordan said that “no one wants to expose the underbelly of their business” and it made me think about how hard it really is to be authentic on social media or wherever we are client facing. To be a small business nowadays feels like you have to constantly project an...

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Therapy is Necessary Aug 02, 2021

Therapy - Just the word can evoke so many conflicting emotions- fear, failure, anxiety, relief, angst, joy. All of those emotions are valid and not any of them should keep you from therapy when it is needed! I have been to a therapist during many seasons in my life and it was always so helpful to...

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