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The Myth of More: Questioning the Constant Push for Growth

Episode 141

In this episode, Jessie and Angela discuss the unrealistic expectations for constant growth in the mom entrepreneur space, especially in American culture. It critiques the pressure to achieve six or seven-figure incomes, emphasizing the importance of personal fulfillment and balance over financial success. They explore how these societal pressures conflict with the desire for a balanced life as a mom and business owner. They advocate for appreciating personal achievements and maintaining business satisfaction without succumbing to the relentless pursuit of growth. The conversation also touches on the distinction between being content with one’s business and the constant push for expansion, emphasizing the importance of personal relationships and life satisfaction over mere financial gain.

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Part 2: Reviewing Specific Project Management Systems

Part 2: Reviewing Specific Project Management Systems

Episode 132

In this episode, Jessie and Angela dive once again into various project management tools and their features, catering to different needs and preferences. They note things like suitability for individual use versus teams, pricing, and simplicity vs complexity. They emphasize choosing a tool that fits individual business needs and personal preferences, rather than a one-size-fits-all solution. The discussion reflects a deep understanding of the functionality and applicability of various project management tools, providing valuable insights for listeners who are entrepreneurs or freelancers seeking an effective way to manage their projects and teams. This is Part 2 of a two-part conversation. This episode covers Airtable, Jira, Height, Monday.com, Zoho Projects, Smartsheet, Notion, Teamwork, Basecamp, and Hive.

Part 1: Reviewing Specific Project Management Systems

Part 1: Reviewing Specific Project Management Systems

Episode 131

In this episode, Jessie and Angela discuss various project management tools and their features, catering to different needs and preferences. They note things like suitability for individual use versus teams, pricing, and simplicity vs complexity. They emphasize choosing a tool that fits individual business needs and personal preferences, rather than a one-size-fits-all solution. The discussion reflects a deep understanding of the functionality and applicability of various project management tools, providing valuable insights for listeners who are entrepreneurs or freelancers seeking an effective way to manage their projects and teams. This is Part 1 of a two-part conversation. This episode covers Marvin, Trello, Asana, ClickUp, Wrike, and ActiveCollab.

Q&A Session: Email Ethics, Accountability, Streams of Income, and More

Q&A Session: Email Ethics, Accountability, Streams of Income, and More

Episode 130

In this podcast episode, Jessie and Angela answer some Q&As on topics related to small businesses and personal development. They start by discussing the ethics and legalities of using customer emails from Etsy for newsletters, emphasizing the importance of consent and compliance with privacy laws like GDPR. Angela suggests sending an opt-in invitation email as a solution. They then move on to discuss hiring practices for virtual assistants, with Jessie encouraging confidence in one’s abilities despite lack of experience. Angela adds that some business owners prefer hiring newbies for training and cost benefits. The conversation shifts to creating passive income streams, where Jessie suggests digital products like checklists or templates. Finally, they address the need for accountability in project management, recognizing that a lack of motivation might indicate deeper issues like burnout or disinterest in certain aspects of the work. They conclude by encouraging reflection and seeking help when needed.

How We Navigate Holiday Sales

How We Navigate Holiday Sales

Episode 129

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.

The Impact of Perception on Life and Business

The Impact of Perception on Life and Business

Episode 128

In this episode, Jessie and Angela explore the impact of perception on reactions, relationships, and decision-making in their podcast. Drawing from Stephen R. Covey’s work, they discuss how understanding others’ backgrounds can shift one’s views significantly. Angela ties this to parenting, emphasizing the importance of perspective-taking. They cover both the benefits and pitfalls of perception, from empowering one to learn from failures to the risks of overconfidence and complacency. The conversation also touches on red flags in relationships and teaching resilience to kids, ultimately highlighting the complexities and importance of perception in various life scenarios.

What to Look for in a Project Management System 

What to Look for in a Project Management System 

Episode 127

In this episode, Jessie and Angela chat about the benefits and limitations of various project management systems like Asana, Trello, Amazing Marvin and ClickUp. The key points include the importance of real-time tracking, which Jessie finds valuable for resource allocation and task management. Angela highlights the limitations of her system, Amazing Marvin, which is not designed for team collaboration. Both agree that customizable features in project management systems are important, not just for individual preferences but also for team collaboration. They also touch on the value of software integration with tools like Slack and the necessity to think about scalability and future needs when choosing a platform. They agree that customization options in views, tasks, and workflow stages can make these systems adaptable to different needs within a team.

Goal-Setting vs Goal-Stressing for Busy Moms

Goal-Setting vs Goal-Stressing for Busy Moms

Episode 126

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.

Are Morning Routines Right For Busy Moms?

Are Morning Routines Right For Busy Moms?

Episode 125

In this episode, Angela and Jessie tackle the complexities of having a morning routine as busy moms. While they each have inadvertently formed daily habits, they discuss the pros and cons of a strict morning routine. Angela talks about the challenges of rigidity, and Jessie shares how a new puppy has changed her routine. They agree that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work and highlight the importance of flexibility, suggesting a balanced checklist of priorities might be more beneficial. For a more in-depth discussion, join their Marketing Moms Monthly membership where they discuss specific morning routines and examples for implementing priorities for busy moms.

8 Tips For A Successful Flash Sale

8 Tips For A Successful Flash Sale

Episode 124

In this episode, Jessie and Angela discuss 8 specific tips for running a successful flash sale. They stress the importance of having clear goals to evaluate the sale’s success, promoting across several communication channels, and not discounting so much it hurts profits. They also discuss making sure your checkout process can handle the increased traffic, having additional support ready during the sale for increased customer service issues, and making sure you keep everything as simple as possible for yourself and your customers. Overall, running a successful flash sale can help boost leads and move product, but it also takes some time and preparation to run as smoothly as possible.

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