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Boundaries in Life and Business Nov 15, 2021

Boundaries feel like a 4 letter word sometimes - especially as someone who is a people pleaser. My very first boundary that I struggled to make, but successfully held tight to, was with my parents when I was 19 years old. It wasn’t made because they were being terrible parents- rather it...

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Defining Success Nov 01, 2021

This week is one of our longest recordings and honestly the time just flew by! Jess was so wonderful to talk to and she left me really thinking and noodling on things for days after. The one thing she said that really stuck hard and really had me contemplating was when she was talking about how...

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Taking the shame out of failure Oct 25, 2021

There were so many great takeaways from our interview with Larry- but none has stuck with me quite like this one. Failure is just an unsuccessful attempt. I can’t even tell you how much my mind was blown when I heard this! It was straight up a light bulb moment.

For me, failure has always...

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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 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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