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Dear Handmade Life
22 minutes | 5 days ago
121: Three Business-Building Musts
There’s so much I had to learn the hard way because the resources that we have now just didn’t exist when I started. I want you to learn the easy way, gleaning lessons from my missteps and success. That's why in today’s episode, I'm sharing three things that were instrumental in helping me build several six-figure businesses over the years.
66 minutes | 19 days ago
120: Thinking like a CEO
Thinking like a CEO with Mentor Mama Bear and Creative Strategist Ana Manzano of Go Forth and Hustle. Ana and I chat about scaling up your business, the grant she won that changed her business, delegating, working towards a growth mindset and more. P.S. - Ana is teaching a class on scaling your business at the Camp Dear Handmade Life Virtual Summit this summer. Take a tour of Camp DHL here: https://dearhandmadelife.com/camp-dhl/
18 minutes | a month ago
119: How to Make Meaningful Connections at an Online Event & Camp DHL Registration is Open
With our Camp Dear Handmade Life around the corner, I wanted to share some tips for you to make meaningful connections at virtual events. While we do everything we can to help you grow your community at Camp DHL, we can’t do everything, so here’s my advice to get you from ”what if there’s an awkward moment?” to “I can’t believe we just met, I feel like we’ve been friends forever” that you can use at Camp DHL and beyond!
67 minutes | 2 months ago
118: Discovering & Loving Your Style
Discovering and loving your style with painter and sewist Katie Kortman. Katie and I chat about discovering and embracing your style, dealing with criticism, sourcing inspiration without copying, motherhood, how to be an example of self-love for your children and her mother’s mantra, “Weird is different and different is good.”
19 minutes | 2 months ago
117: My Goal-Getting Secrets (Bonus episode)
In this solo episode I’m sharing four secrets to goal-getting that have helped me make big and small but meaningful transformations in my life and business. I’m also sharing about some highlights of Camp Dear Handmade Life, our six-week at-home craft, business, goal-getting and community-building virtual summer camp experience for creatives. In just a few hours a week, you can start working towards your next bold beautiful transformation at Camp DHL.
73 minutes | 2 months ago
116: Embracing Fear
Embracing fear with artist and author Meera Lee Patel. Meera and I talk about using fear as a tool & teacher and embracing it, what it’s like to be a first-time mama, living with anxiety and OCD, how to push past fear in your creativity and business and more.
30 minutes | 2 months ago
115: The Secret I've Been Keeping & 5 Ways to Build Your Brand Through Events (Bonus episode)
The Secret I've Been Keeping & 5 Ways to Build Your Brand Through Events (Bonus episode) In this solo episode I’m sharing about the how attending events has impacted my life and business and been my biggest growth accelerator. I’m also letting you in on a secret.. our new event, Camp Dear Handmade Life, a six-week at-home business, craft, goal-getting and community retreat! Join the waiting list at dearhandmadelife.com/camp-dhl
67 minutes | 2 months ago
114: Diversity & Cultural Transformation in the Maker Community
Diversity & Cultural Transformation in the Maker Community with Monica Tetteh of Black makers Matter and That’s Sew Monica. Monica and I talk about her journey as a creative, inclusion in the sewing and craft communities, how small business owners can authentically embody diversity, the difference between true allyship and performative allyship and more. Get ready because Monica and I both cry in this episode and we also collaborate on an idea for a quilt that honors the geographical, generational and cultural path of creativity.
53 minutes | 3 months ago
113: Marketing for makers: Starting from square one
Veering off from our usual interview format, this unique episode is a LIVE unscripted coaching session. I brought our operations manager Spaulding in to join me on the podcast so I could answer her questions as she embarks on starting her handmade business, Hot for Color. I learned how to run my creative business the hard way, through trial and error and I love consulting and coaching other makers to shorten their learning curve. I share insights about: -Where to start when building your online presence -Branding basics -How to determine your marketing sweet spot -How personal to get and boundaries on social media as well as how often to post and how to engage with your community -How to start with a newsletter from square one -Newsletter content ideas -Sourcing blanks and production
60 minutes | 3 months ago
112: Uncovering Your Brand Story & Expertise
Uncovering Your Brand Story & Expertise with personal branding strategist Maya Elious. I talk with Maya about discovering your impact zone where your natural abilities converge with your purpose, passion and profession, how uncovering and sharing your brand story is key to success, the concept of charging your worth and Maya reveals the biggest thing that holds her clients back from their authentic brand.
48 minutes | 4 months ago
111: Money Mindset & Management
Have you ever felt the starving artist mentality? Do you feel like your finances are in order? Today on our podcast, I’m chatting with bookkeeper and financial coach Ean of Moxie Bookkeeping about money mindset shifts and financial management techniques and actions we can take right now to improve our relationship with money and our bottom line. We cover the cultural shame of money, shifting your mindset away from starving artist syndrome, one small thing you can fo right now to improve your finances, how much to pay yourself, the five bank accounts every business owner needs, how to figure out your real profit and more!
60 minutes | 5 months ago
110: Marketing & Community
Marketing & Community with marketing expert Pete Davis of Ampjar. Pete shares his biggest marketing tip for makers and how Ampjar helps brands grow authentically by focusing on community and karmic marketing, plus we explore our mutual love for marketing and chat about what to say in your marketing emails as well as how often to send them, how to determine how much of yourself to share online, how to utilize the marketing tool that big brands wish they had, how to leverage the fact that people care more about small brands than big ones and more.
1 minutes | 9 months ago
109: Podcast Staycation
We’re taking a break from the podcast for a bit to do some behind the scenes work here at Dear Handmade Life as well as get some quality time in with family including our new baby Luca! Check out our archives for over 100 episodes and we’ll see you soon!
61 minutes | 9 months ago
108: Time Management
Time management with writer, artist and art book editor Bridget Watson Payne. We talk about how to find hidden pockets of time, time management from a cultural perspective, aligning your to-do list with your values and ethics, techniques to tackle your inbox, priorities, her book How Time is On Your Side and more.
56 minutes | 10 months ago
107: Embracing Balance not Busyness
This week on the Dear Handmade Life podcast I’m chatting about Embracing Balance not Busyness with Ciji Tatum Townsend. We talk about our personal histories with familial busyness, how to discover break down your balance barriers, how to begin to unbusy your life, making time for wellness and more.
75 minutes | 10 months ago
106: Instagram Insights
Instagram insights with illustrator Becky Helms of The Pink Samurai. Becky and I chat about dealing with social media overwhelm, creating content for Instagram, batching your work, growing your following organically, the importance of determining your Instagram goals and more.
69 minutes | a year ago
105: Parenting and Creative Business
Parenting and Creative Business with self-taught oil painter Erika Lee Sears. Erika and I chat about trying to be a good parent instead of a perfect one, what her schedule looks like (aka how she squeezes everything in), her daily art practice, the benefits of making time to fill yourself up and more.
57 minutes | a year ago
104: Transitions in Life & Business
Life and Business Transitions with design and photography educator Chaitra Radhakrishna. Chaitra and I talk about her big leaps and transitions including moving from India to the United States, leaving a corporate job to start her own business and becoming a mother as well as how to prepare for big leaps and how to cope during transitions.
68 minutes | a year ago
103: Radical Self Acceptance & Online Authenticity
Radical Self Acceptance & Online Authenticty with Natalie Keller Pariano. I chat with Natalie about body positivity, childhood trauma and teasing, coping with chronic illness, dealing with push back and negativity online, weaving your personal authenticity into your brand’s online persona and more.
56 minutes | a year ago
102: Coping with Crisis in Business with Gwen and Sallie of Miracle Plum
Coping with Crisis in Business with Sallie Miller and Gwen Gunheim of Miracle Plum. This is the third episode in our limited series where I chat with inspiring business owners that are pushing themselves and their businesses to survive and even thrive during COVID-19.
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