Practical Tips For Protecting Your Time

Practical Tips For Protecting Your Time

In this episode, Jessie and Angela discuss practical tips for protecting one’s time amidst the demands of communication in today’s fast-paced world. They emphasize the importance of setting boundaries, both in personal and business contexts, to ensure that individuals can dedicate time to their families, self-care, and hobbies. The conversation touches on the difficulty of maintaining boundaries with long-term clients, the benefits of setting designated times for checking emails and social media, and the importance of communication with family members about availability and expectations. They also discuss the value of prioritizing tasks and delegating when possible. The episode is reflective and offers insights into balancing professional and personal life.

Navigating Business Partnerships with Friends

Navigating Business Partnerships with Friends

In this episode, Jessie and Angela discuss the complexities and benefits of business partnerships with friends, drawing parallels with family relationships and emphasizing the importance of clear expectations, open communication, and respecting each other’s strengths and boundaries. They share their personal experiences of collaboration, highlighting the necessity of flexibility, mutual support, and setting priorities, especially when family is involved. Jessie and Angela stress the value of having honest conversations about workload, responsibilities, and conflicts to prevent resentment. They reflect on their journey, discussing the challenges and rewards of working together, the importance of enjoying the collaboration, and the need to continually adapt to life’s changes. The conversation concludes on a positive note, with both expressing gratitude for their partnership and the experiences they’ve shared, affirming the potential benefits of partnering with a friend in business.

**ANNOUNCEMENT** After nearly 3 years, the Marketing Moms podcast is sunsetting. We’d love to invite you to share any final comments, favorite memories, or questions with us for our final episode, 150. Email us at contact@marketingmoms.co or find us on Instagram @marketingmomspodcast by April 10, 2024 to be included.

Evolving Focus For The Marketing Moms Podcast

Evolving Focus For The Marketing Moms Podcast

In this podcast episode, Angela and Jessie reveal a slight shift in the focus of their discussions. They emphasize a more intentional approach to their content, aiming to cater to mothers with established businesses rather than those in the initial growth phase. Jessie and Angela discuss the importance of balancing business growth with family time and the notion that it’s acceptable to be satisfied with a business’s current state, rather than constantly striving for expansion. They express a desire to connect with other mothers in similar situations, sharing experiences and advice for maintaining a business while enjoying family life. This change reflects their personal journeys and the stage they are at in their own businesses, advocating for a healthy balance between professional aspirations and family commitments.

Conscious Use Of Technology For Kids Over Holiday Break 

Conscious Use Of Technology For Kids Over Holiday Break 

In this podcast episode, Angela and Jessie discuss strategies for keeping kids engaged during the holiday break in modern ways. They share the challenges of managing work-from-home responsibilities while kids are on break. Angela and Jessie highlight the difference in children’s entertainment now compared to their own childhoods, emphasizing the heavy reliance on digital devices. They suggest creative ways to engage kids, like involving them in pretend or actual business activities, such as taking photos for social media, writing captions, and using hashtags. Additionally, they propose introducing kids to Canva for designing holiday cards and tags, encouraging reading through digital books, and exploring educational websites or virtual museum tours. They also suggest teaching kids skills like cooking, typing, and using technology for educational purposes. The conversation reflects on the importance of balancing screen time with productive and creative activities, adapting to modern tools while instilling valuable skills in children.

How We Navigate Holiday Sales

How We Navigate Holiday Sales

In this episode, Angela and Jessie talk about managing holiday shopping, particularly around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They recommend using email filters, creating a special folder for Black Friday deals, and having separate email accounts to keep promotions organized. They also suggest using a Christmas gift list app to track gifts, budgets, and avoid gift repetition. Discussing shopping strategies, they prefer online deals to avoid crowds, with Jessie opting for Black Friday over Cyber Monday for convenience. They mention the importance of supporting local businesses on Small Business Saturday despite their preference for online shopping to avoid in-store chaos.

Goal-Setting vs Goal-Stressing for Busy Moms

Goal-Setting vs Goal-Stressing for Busy Moms

In this podcast episode, Jessie and Angela discuss the challenges and potential benefits of structured journaling and goal-setting for busy moms. They critique a one-page productivity planner by high-performance coach Brendan Burchard, questioning its practicality for moms who have limited time. The episode explores the psychology behind such productivity methods and suggests that they may not be one-size-fits-all solutions. They advocate for more flexible, personalized approaches, such as focusing on one question per day or using visual reminders to prompt reflection. Overall, the episode emphasizes the importance of realistic and forgiving methods for busy moms to manage their lives without feeling overwhelmed or inadequate.