34 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
31. How to Rock Instagram with Caitlin Durning
Caitlin Durning of Meraki Media Management is a delightful wealth of Instagram knowledge. She loves all things Instagram and connecting with people around the world. She sees the massive potential of Instagram and wants others to see the same. She shares with us: How to show up on Instagram - even if you're nervous, How to build relationships, and How to pitch your offers. She is motivated to work hard and play hard. She wants you to be able to grow your business, and have time to enjoy the rest of your life. She is on Instagram @meraki_media_management
26 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
30. 23 Questions with Linda Drosdowech: Give Your Anxious Brain Something to Do: Ask It Interesting Questions
Our human brains are so powerful. They’re designed to constantly scan the environment to warn us of danger. For some though this means our brains see ANY potential new thing as a danger and sound the alarm. Instead of saying: “Hey, that looks risky”, our brains say: “Don’t do that. You'll look ridiculous. Everyone will laugh. Who do you think you are?” Our brains know our weak spots that make us back away from trying new things. They are like helicopter parents - well meaning but in the end make us timid and afraid. One way to combat this unhelpful commentary is to give our hard working brains something productive to do - ask it questions to answer in order to shift the focus: “How can I see this task as an experiment? When have I done courageous acts in my past? What is possible for my future if I'm willing to fail publicly?” I decided to ask myself 23 Questions - Vogue Style. “What are you most proud of? What superhero do you identify with? Are you divorced? When do you write? What would you say to someone in a creative slump?” I surprised myself with my answers!! Enjoy!
24 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
29. Take Massive Action, Make Decisions & Investing in Yourself to Turn 2020 Around
My prescription for turning 2020 around? Take Massive Action, Make Decisions & Invest in Yourself. Committing to taking MASSIVE ACTION means learning how to deal with the emotions that come up like self doubt, worry, and embarrassment! MAKING QUICK DECISIONS 📊will teach you to trust you’ve got your own back. There really isn’t a “right” decision to make. INVESTING IN YOURSELF 💰shifts your energy toward the future possibilities. Choose to bet on yourself. Being in business is not just a series of steps to reach your goals. It's not about hustle til you drop. Or powering through.There's a lot of feelings and doubts to wade through. Don't worry. I've got your back. Join Business Reboot Bootcamp starting November 10 for 6 weeks of goal setting, taking actions and making decisions - along with getting our heads on straight, dealing with our feelings and worries, and hanging out with other great women in biz.
32 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
28. Tracy Koga Wants to Tell Your Story
Tracy Koga has big plans for I Like Hue Productions. After years as a TV host and producer for Shaw TV, Tracy boldly began her own Online Video content site called “Hue”. She hosts a weekly show that features a panel of local business owners, activists and thought leaders who discuss the issues of the day (currently on Facebook Live Tuesdays at 11:30 am CT). Tracy is a true Manitoban, born and raised in Winnipeg, and is committed to telling the stories of people not often heard in mainstream media. She talks with Linda about her passion for shining a spotlight on mental health issues and racism. Listen in to today’s episode to hear about her plans to create a new local talk show - you could be one of her first guests!
36 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
27. Dance, Pizza and Optimism: Yvonne Bayer-Cheung says: You Can Do It!
Yvonne Bayer-Cheung shares her business gold on this week's recording of the podcast. In addition to teaching Zumba dance at Yvonne's fitness in her solopreneur life, and being part of Za Pizza Bistro with her brother, she is also a Business Advisor at Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba. She encourages women in business to take action, don’t get stuck in analysis paralysis, be optimistic, and pivot to the virtual world when possible right now. The message she'd give to her younger self when she was opening Palatal restaurants with her entrepreneur mom in Winnipeg is: You can do it!!
39 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
26. Get Out of Bed: Notes to My Teenage Self
The following 9 lessons are based on what I wished I had learned as a teenager lying in bed and avoiding taking on challenges, risks, and hard work. Failure is part of life. Take on Challenges where you have to fail over and over is the path to success. Feelings are sensations in the body and are normal to feel. Discomfort is where growth happens. You can admit to being wrong, be wrong, and get it wrong - and learn. Life is hard and unfair - and beautiful and easy. Hard work is more important than brains, talents and being nice - but it still does not mean you’re entitled to getting what you want. Feeling fear is part of taking risks - lean into it. Be vulnerably courageous and risk telling the truth. (Note: I did take many unfortunate challenges with my hair. I regret nothing.)
22 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
25. You Are Not Too Fat to Network
Talking to different women as I run my networking challenge has shown me that thoughts about our appearance hold us back when it comes to networking and putting ourselves out there. We tell ourselves: “I’m too fat to network. If I go to that event, people will think: if she can’t control her weight, how can she run a business,” or “I’m too old to network. People will think: if she’s so smart, how come she didn’t start this business years ago.” Black women, people of colour, and Indigenous women have added inner dialogues when it comes to body image and race about how welcome they feel to walk into networking spaces. These thoughts keep us sitting on the couch - forever planning our business, but not moving forward to take action. By becoming aware that the constant negative chatter in our heads are thoughts - actually just sentences in our brains - that did not originate with us and are not true, will begin to set us free. Learning how to change those thoughts so we feel motivated, proud, and energized is crucial to taking the actions to get us the results we want. This episode is for all of us who’ve felt: “I’m too fat to…” And my desire to make sure we never believe that thought again.
29 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
24. Permission Granted to Go For It
Justine McDonald founded Goals Chasers to help women reach their goals and achieve what they want in life. When transitioning back into her corporate marketing career from being at home with her kids left her feeling overwhelmed, Justine got coaching, began meeting her own goals, and never looked back. Justine decided to start her own business to help other women get what they want. She created a system and structure to help navigate life as a busy working Moms or a woman with a corporate career. She offers individual coaching, online courses, and a 12 Month Day Planner called: Mama’s Got Goals - filled with everything you need to get back on track and accomplish your dreams. Enjoy today’s episode as Justine talks us through giving ourselves permission to prioritize our plans, stop doing what we think we “should”, and listen to our own hearts.
56 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
23. Engaging Your Boss Wellness Type with Marla Barr
Marla Barr is a dynamic Health and Wellness Coach. She’s taught yoga, nutrition, and even worked with Deepak Chopra. Her podcast Your Wellness Journey is filled with information, ideas, and stories to help you live your life with vitality, enthusiasm, and energy. In today’s podcast, she takes us on a journey to understand our Ayurvedic body types, and how we can use this knowledge to become even better entrepreneurs: knowing when our best time of day is to be productive, who we should have on our teams, what time of year we shine in - even what kind of pictures we should hang on our office walls! It was a pleasure and delight to interview her. Marla can be reached at https://marlabarr.com
42 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
22. Start Podcast Host Margaux Miller Loves Her Prairie Community
As host and producer of Start Podcast, Margaux interviews founders of Prairie based start up companies and explores what it’s really like to start a business in the Canadian Prairies. She’s passionate about her community and believes in giving back her time and energy to various boards. She’s also the Program Director with Tech Manitoba and is a proud champion of promoting parity for women in tech, and province-wide digital literacy initiatives. Since Covid-19 has highlighted the systemic differences in access to technology, she is encouraging all of us to donate our used computer equipment to Computers for School at 18 Terracon Place to be refurbished to ensure newcomers, Indigenous communities, and people in rural and Northern Manitoba have access to technology. Margaux shares her love of podcasting, meeting new people through the podcast, and giving back to her community in this insightful and motivating episode.
25 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
21. From Pleasure to Productivity: Ten Tips to Power Up Your Morning Routine
It’s up to us to find time for our own pleasure. It’s a radical act to serve ourselves up some fun and enjoyment, rather than serve everyone else. Starting our mornings with pleasure will create a day that’s productive but also full joy, wonder, and gratitude for the life we’re living. Clear off your nightstand, lay out your workout clothes, adorn yourself with clothes that make you feel special, and breathe! And if all else fails, start the day with an orgasm - or two! - and get started on the right foot!!
57 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
20. Speaking Up on Racism with Diversity Advocate Fatima Siyawareva
This week’s most welcome guest on The All In Gold Podcast is Fatima Siyawareva. Fatima came to Winnipeg from Zimbabwe on her own when she was just 19 years old to study social work. Since then she’s worked for 10 years as a Mental Health and Diversity Advocate who specializes in trauma, domestic violence, and refugee and immigrant issues, and uses anti-racism and anti-colonial approach in her work. She is also a Lifestyle Blogger by night and is working on setting up her private practice. Fatima is passionate about using her voice to speak up about racism in Canada and is inspired to create a world where her 4-year-old son will grow up in a safe, welcoming, and just environment. She’s also inspired by the young generation of activists who are boldly speaking up about the Black Lives Matter movement. Fatima gives us amazing action tips for learning how to recognize and stop everyday microaggressions against Black people, and how to make changes in our local community that include promoting Black women speakers. Listen in to this amazing episode as Fatima speaks up about the positive steps moving forward as we normalize talking about the “r” word (racism) in social settings, the workplace, and on social media. She can be reached on Instagram www.instagram.com/inspiredshona
22 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
19. The Optimistic Business Owner: 5 Tips for Creating Happiness and Success
A lot of us get it backward. We think: “When I have more clients I’ll be happy” or “When I launch my product I’ll be happy” or “When I make my projected income, I’ll be happy.” We think we have to wait to be successful to be happy. According to Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, and many other positivity researchers, the opposite is the case. Be happy first and the success will follow. I have for sure found this to be the case in my own life. This week’s episode I’m sharing 5 tips on how to bring more happiness into your daily business life so you can welcome in the success you’re looking for with open arms: Choose a mantra (or in my case, many mantras), fuck the past, laugh (a lot), keep a gratitude diary, and read books by inspiring people (bonus points if they’re also funny!)
21 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
18. 7 Ways to Listen, Learn & Lead
My podcast is about being the best boss of yourself to make the best life for you and your business. Speaking up, being heard, and asking for what you want is a huge part of my platform on self leadership. But today’s episode is about listening - how it is crucial to listen deeply to Black women, women of colour, and indigenous women in doing anti-racist work, so our world and communities can become more just, equitable, and safe for everyone. Listening and learning are important parts of being a great leader. In this episode you will learn: how to pass the mic, google your questions or pay people for their expertise, how to be anxious and do the work anyway, become aware of what voices you are hearing on a daily basis, stop tone policing, interview, hire, and buy from black, people of colour and indigenous businesses, and get prepared to be wrong. Listen up!!
24 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
17. 8 Ways to Repurpose Podcast Content
There are so many benefits to hosting your own podcast. It helps you get clear on your messaging, elevate your voice and the voices of your guests, helps you inspire people, helps you reach people who don’t like reading blogs or watching video, and gets you comfortable making mistakes and moving forward. One of the most amazing benefits I’ve discovered is the many ways I can repurpose my podcast content into other content: social media posts, my blog, and even live video. All of us benefit from hearing messages repeated until we’re compelled to take action. In this episode, I walk you through my 8 step process for my podcast content creation. Thanks to my assistant Leeann Forbes and my podcasting team from S & S Podcasting with Shalinda Kirby and Natalie Suppes for helping me make this happen! www.instagram.com/sandspodcasting
32 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
16. Dance Your Way to Success: Don’t Let These Ten Excuses Hold You Back
The quote “Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor,” by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. who wrote Life’s Little Instruction Book reminds us that to meet opportunity in our business we have to get up and get on the dance floor. However, many of us have excuses holding us back from shakin’ our groove thing: I don’t have anyone to dance with (Reach out and create a community) Last time I danced, I fell and skinned my knee (Success is filled with all sorts of failure and mistakes. Try again) Everyone will stare (Being seen and heard does risk judgment and criticism. Learning to deal with our feelings of rejection helps us keep showing up and being seen at the disco) It’s time to put you and your talents out there. Enjoy this episode encouraging you to take action, move your body, and stop letting excuses hold you back. See you on the dance floor!!
24 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
15. Be the Best Boss of Your Goals
We’re halfway through 2020. What a year! The tragic losses from the pandemic and the senseless deaths due to systemic racism have affected us all. It’s okay if you’ve been derailed. I’ve got you. It’s time to look at your goals and see where you are at. To recommit to your business and the good you want to do in this world. This podcast episode has ten ways you can redefine and recommit to your goals. It’s a great time to make sure your values are lining up with your business, let go of some old plans, and celebrate the ones you’ve achieved. It can be frustrating to not be where we wanted to be at this point, but don’t waste time in regret. Move forward and say yes to what delights you. I believe in you. You can do this!!
33 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
14. Be the Best Boss of Your Creativity: 16 Ways Gardening is Like Running A Business
As we move increasingly out of the Covid 19 quarantine, and we realize no one knows what they’re doing, and we’re making this shit up as we go along, we need our creative powers more than ever. That’s where we business owners thrive! We are so creative. The marketing which combines images, colour, copy, and psychology is a daily practice of creative possibility - so is the planning and implementation of your vision. I found as I unleashed my extra time and energy on my garden during the Covid 19’s stay at home order, and found myself out in the turning over the soil to make room for new growth, it became clear how this creative pastime is a fantastic metaphor for being in business for yourself. So enjoy this episode where I talk about 16! ways gardening is like running a business: from having a vision to hard work and patience. It pays off to plant the seeds, and prepare to enjoy the fruits of your labour - even if some of them take years to enjoy.
19 minutes | May 25, 2020
13. Be the Best Boss of Your MIND
Living through the Covid 19 Pandemic has shown us all there are circumstances we can’t control right now. We’ve been challenged in so many ways: our daily lives, our social systems, our finances. Something that works for me is thought models: deliberately choosing the thoughts to think about my circumstances that will generate the feelings, actions, and results I get. Knowing what we can control in our lives is a great gift at this time. Learning how to think about circumstances we can’t control is a challenge, but it’s a necessary challenge - it’s the difference between staying stuck on the couch, or being motivated to keep moving forward. Dive into this episode on how to Be the Best Boss of Your Mind! It’s worth gold in your business and your life.
34 minutes | May 18, 2020
12. Be the Best Boss of Your Body
Being the best boss of yourself means being the best boss of your body. Today’s episode explores 7 ways you can learn to be the best boss of your body. 1. Move your body for the mind/body connection to gain clarity and insight for your business. Do what makes you feel good, as well as getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. 2. Normalize normal bodies by filling your social media feeds with people who love and accept their bodies will help you to normalize your own body. 3. Reject diet culture and the messages that tell you to shrink and that your value is based on your weight. Learning to take up space and be seen is great for business. 4. Learning how to process any emotion in your body will help you reach your goals. 5. Consent is crucial for knowing what you want for your body - how to be touched and knowing what you like is key to being in charge of your body. 6. Cultivating neutral thoughts will move you away from critical, judgmental thoughts and closer to body-loving thoughts. 7. Having the right to choose what we do with our bodies is an important part of being the boss of our bodies, and ultimately our lives. Enjoy!! Why not listen to this while you move that glorious body of yours!