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In this episode, we meet Lauren Sweeney. Lauren, a single mother living in Brooklyn, is the co-founder and CEO of poptop land, a digital marketing firm geared towards comedians. We get into so much goodness about being a female founder, taking care of ourselves, and the importance of balance.

Grab your notebook — Lauren gives us so many gems in this episode.

Where you can find Lauren: Female founders to brighten your Instagram feed: References mentioned:

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Luminous Life: How the Science of Light Unlocks the Art of Living by Jacob Liberman

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by don Miguel Ruiz

The Kickass Single Mom: Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self, and Raise Fabulous, Happy Children by Emma Johnson

Originally published at https://realwomeninbusiness.com.


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“I always take it off!” you say. But I know you. You’ve checked your work email. You’ve tried to “catch-up”. You’ve gone to check the recipe from Alton Brown to be sure you’re not going to ruin the turkey and then 20 minutes later found yourself saying “Why can’t Phillipe in Europe celebrate today and leave me alone !” You’re not alone in this.

What does it look like to take those 4 days off:

Let’s break these things down:

Block your calendar TODAY including the Monday morning you get back until after lunch .

We all know that things come up at the last minute but the biggest source of our problems isn’t the last minute. It’s claiming what we want and need ahead of time. We need to set the boundaries. …


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In this episode, we meet Tess Wicks, a wealth and mindset coach and founder of Wander Wealthy. We talk about our beliefs around money, how being of service should be our primary goal in business and what it means to live a multifaceted life. Tess shares with us what it’s like to transition to a new chapter of her life in Italy, while still maintaining some home bases in the US. We come away from this conversation with some very tactical tools and great questions to help increase financial acumen and cultivate a broader definition of wealth.

Where you can find Tess:

Website: http://www.wanderwealthy.com

Instagram: @tess_wicks

References mentioned:

Tapping into Wealth: How Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Can Help You Clear the Path to Making More Money by Margaret Lynch

Originally published at https://realwomeninbusiness.com.


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In this episode, we meet Kellsie Moore, founder of Be Marvelous You. She is an actress, an on-camera expert that supports entrepreneurs, and a force of nature. There are so many mic-drop moments in this one. We talk about living our purpose as our responsibility, how we take action, what we believe in, how we get past our excuses, and the pain that comes with being indecisive.

Settle in with a notebook in hand — there is much for you to unpack in this one.

Where you can follow Kellsie: Instagram: @kellsie_moore References mentioned:

The Four Tendencies Quiz by Gretchen Rubin, https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/

The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul by Danielle LaPorte

Originally published at https://realwomeninbusiness.com.


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In this episode, we meet Sarah Shewey, founder and CEO of happily.io. This conversation we have is one that’s going to linger with me for a long time. We talk about how important connectivity is with the people within our companies and within our families, and how we check in with those around us.

We cover Sarah’s journey starting a company in 2005, including the process of securing funding, what happens when we fail, and how these experiences really invite us to define success for ourselves. Sarah and I have a really touching conversation about grief and its role in us being able to function as whole people and the lessons we learn from each other are things that don’t come up every day. Grab a tissue, and join us for this episode.

Where you can find Sarah:

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahshewey

Website: https://www.happily.io

Originally published at https://realwomeninbusiness.com.


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Friends, today we’re talking to Christine Egan. Christine is a breast cancer survivor, a mom of three, and a wife who is redefining how we think about the word “healthy” — and that’s where you’ll find her online. Everything that Christine does is in alignment with taking impeccable care of yourself and being fully immersed in the journey of life.
To that end, she asks some amazing questions of us in this episode, and I really want you to hold space for not only these questions, but your own answers to them. She asks us, “what could this look like?” in so many different areas of life that opens up endless possibilities and different journeys. You’re going to want to take notes, especially when Christine gives us permission to do our life the way we want to do it, right now. …


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In this episode, we sit down with Sharada Sullivan who is the Sr Director, Finance — GWS North Division at CBRE a global commercial real estate firm and a wife & mom.

So frequently we think that in order to advance we need to change jobs and make radical shifts; Sharada shares her experience of advancement, exploring new roles and growing within an organization.

I greatly appreciated Sharada’s vulnerability in sharing about a time when the role wasn’t a perfect fit out of the gate and some really practical insights into how she’s approaching new challenges in real-time.

We talk about grief and the loss of her father and the unexpected journey that led her and her husband to step into being vegan. …


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Today we meet Hope Eaton, a true inspiration who comes from a rich background in software engineering and the working mother hustle. After reaching the midlife, she decided to pivot and now works as a coach and cognitive hypnotherapist in order to inspire her clients to let go of their self-limiting beliefs and step into more abundant lives. We talk about rapid growth and hypnotherapy and Hope asks a question that may change your world: What do you appreciate about yourself?

Hope shares her journey to embracing her femininity, the importance of learning how to receive love, how the challenges we face can bring us more in touch with ourselves, and the significance of incorporating rest into her routine. “We weren’t meant to always be on,” she says. …


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In this episode, we connect with Molly Hartley, co-owner of Scratch Bakeshop in Rochester, New York. A true self-starter, Molly reflects on her journey to opening her own business, including how she turned her passion into a career. We talk about how she takes care of herself not only as a business owner but as a mother, the importance of pouring love into your work, and she gives us some tools and suggestions for processing stress.

Molly shares how a consistent gratitude practice fits into her self-care routine, the beauty of being vulnerable within the business space, the advice she would give to anyone just starting out, and the importance of taking time to “just be.” …


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In this episode we chat with Kerri Mulqueen, an Assistant Professor of Education at Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York. She’s had a robust career in education, working as a high school teacher and administrator before shifting towards educating future teachers in her work at an institute of higher education. Kerri shares some amazing insight on the ins and outs of being an educator who teaches future educators and the empowerment that comes from being open to learning throughout your career.

Kerri also reflects on the challenges that she’s faced as a mother with a child with severe food allergies, how she advocates for her son (and models advocacy to others), and the importance of asking for help. She shares the meaning that comes from approaching your career as a process and finding value in being vulnerable. …

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Cass McCrory

Host of the Real Women in Business podcast, Business & Marketing Strategist, wife to George, Mom to Lexi, Braeden, Elliott & Leora and adventurer!

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