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The Real Female Entrepreneur

The Real Female Entrepreneur podcast is a 3x weekly dose of truth and inspiration for female entrepreneurs and women chasing their creative dreams. Lauren sits down with kickass women every week for real, raw, soulful conversations about the hard parts of both business and life. If you're looking for soulful conversations to inspire you throughout your week, you're in the right place. Get cozy. Grab your headphones. And stay awhile. New episodes every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday!
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Jan 31, 2017

Sometimes the noise can feel overwhelming - like a stereo that blasts you awake and you can't turn it off. Sometimes, though, it's less obvious ... like the sound of dripping water that you can't quite get out of your head.

In today's episode, I sit down with Ashley Beaudin to talk about losing our voice in the noise of the internet. That noise that sometimes very visibly deafens our own voice, and other times does so without us even realizing what's happening. This is the constant struggle for online entrepreneurs.

Ashley and I talk about the "should"s of all the noise that seemingly steer us in the wrong direction. We share about our own struggles with overwhelm and how this has shown up in our own businesses. And Ashley shares some beautiful insight into how to live and lead amongst so much noise, as well as a confession of hers as the fearless leader of the imperfect boss campaign and community.

Jan 30, 2017

I think we're all carrying around these big boulders of guilt, in our lives and in our businesses, and we're crumbling under the weight of them. In today's episode, I'm talking about guilt, what it means, how it's a result of shame, and my own experience with guilt in my life and business.

Jan 25, 2017

Have you ever laid in bed at night asking yourself, “What’s my thing?”

Jessica Murnane is an author, podcast host, and wellness advocate. Nearly a decade into her career, Jessica found herself lying awake at night wondering, “What’s my thing?”. In today’s episode, she shares her wild career journey from starting her own wedding stationery business to opening a bar in Barcelona to now sharing her passion for plant-based eating (it saved her from having to have a hysterectomy) and releasing her first cookbook. 

She shares about her recent experience of writing and releasing her first cookbook, how the past year of her life was both the craziest and one of the hardest, and how finally finding her “thing” has changed everything.

Jan 24, 2017

How do we find empathy in moments of fierce disagreement? How do we kick judgement to the curb and stop letting it hold us back from connecting with people who are different than us, believe differently than us, and live differently than us?

In today's episode, I dive into the heart of these questions with Rachel Tenny. Rachel brings her experience as a therapist to the table and shares some interesting insights and ways to move past fear or anger and on to empathy. With the recent fierce debate and disagreement around the election and inauguration of Donald Trump, this conversation couldn't come at a better time.

Jan 23, 2017

It was one hell of a year for me. I found freedom in understanding after years of resentment, opened my heart to loving bigger than I've ever loved before, dared to dream big and own my greatest fears, and grew more as a human being, trying to do life on this crazy thing called earth, than any year before. Today, I'm sharing my 5 biggest lessons from my 26th year.

Jan 18, 2017

Evolving along with our business is natural. But making those shifts and changes is hard. In today’s episode, Kayla Hollatz opens up and shares about the recent (and upcoming) changes in her own business and her community, the #createlounge. We talk about how her business began and has evolved and how she is boldly making those shifts. We talk about the fear around changing and taking breaks and how to move past those.

Kayla also opens up and shares about some really intense bullying and body-shaming that she experienced and how that, as well as some other difficult childhood experiences, led to her passion and heart for building communities.

Jan 17, 2017

How do we creating boldly despite the doubts and fears?

It's the question that fuels so much of our frustration and procrastination. The fear can quite literally paralyze us. Creating courageously isn't for the faint of heart, and in this episode, I dive heart-first into the topic with Kercia Mueller, graphic designer and all-around amazing human being.

We talk about courage versus fearlessness and the fear of judgement around what you're creating. Kercia also shares her beautiful tips on what to do if you've been sitting there scared and are ready to start creating.

Jan 16, 2017

It's a constant struggle - owning my most authentic self. So, today, I want to share my heart with you and my thoughts on compromising who we are to accommodate other people. I explore why we do it, how it's affected me in my own life, and how we stop compromising and start living from our most authentic self.

Jan 11, 2017

The most vulnerable parts of our stories are the ones where we feel most alone.

In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Paulene Cruse. Paulene is a sweet friend that I’ve known for several years now. But in today’s episode, she opens up about parts of her story I’ve never heard before.

She shares the story of being inspired by the work she did for her own wedding, and how that grew into her launching her own custom calligraphy business. She also shares the process of deciding to leave her full-time job and take this business full-time.

And then, it gets really stinkin’ vulnerable. This may be the most heart-shaking conversation I’ve ever had on the podcast. I cried while listening. I cried again while editing. Grab the tissues, sweet people. Paulene opens up about her experience of becoming a mom and how she didn’t feel the way she expected to feel. And it’s one of the most beautiful, vulnerable truths I think I’ve ever heard shared on the podcast.

Jan 10, 2017

You know that thing you're ashamed to share out loud? Maybe that thing is what makes you, and your work, so amazing. In today's episode, Kaitlin Noverr is opening up and sharing about a chronic illness that she's been living with, but has been scared to share out loud. She shares about finding out the diagnosis, how it affects her daily life, and the doubts and insecurities she has about her work because of it.

We talk about why she hasn't shared this before and the fears she's been living with. She also shares about her experience with dyslexia and how living with both of these has inspired her work and creativity in some unexpected ways. If you're living with a chronic illness or have been bottling up something you've been scared to share out loud, this episode is for you.

Jan 9, 2017

We spend the entire month of December and January every year planning out the next year and setting goals. But there's a problem with goal-setting we're not addressing. In today's episode, I'm sharing the problem with goal-setting and New Year's resolutions, even when we have the best of intentions. I'm opening up about the time my goals backfired and kept me from making a shift in my own life and business. And I'm sharing what I'm doing differently this year rather than setting goals.

Jan 4, 2017

Hooray for the first week of season two! This season is full of even more kickass ladies who are opening up about the real, raw, un-pretty parts of life and business.

Joining us for the first Thursday episode of 2017 is Ginny Krauss. She’s a brand and marketing strategist for creatives with three businesses! So how do you go from even running one business to running three? Ginny has all the juicy details.

While her journey sounds exciting and almost even easy, it was anything but. I asked Ginny to share the really hard parts of business that we wouldn’t see on social media. She also shares her exciting story of moving to Germany for love and her life now as a mompreneur, living and working abroad.

We also talk a lot about balancing online connections with offline friendships. Ginny gets real and raw sharing her own less-than-perfect experiences and her tips for finding a community.

Jan 3, 2017

What happens when you cover your walls with words and quotes and inspiration, yet your life doesn't align with any of it? My love language is words, so plastering them on my walls makes me one happy lady. But in today's episode, I sit down with Heather Spooner, who challenges my thoughts on this.

We discuss how we can live out a life that will inspire a sign to be hung on our wall, rather than hanging signs on our walls and hoping our life mimics them. If you're ready to really live out those words and inspirational quotes that are hanging on your wall, or if you just love a good soul chat, this episode is for you.

Jan 2, 2017

I felt completely overwhelmed. I was following some of the most kickass people and inspirational accounts on Instagram, yet I felt less inspired than ever before. After wallowing in the doubts and insecurities for several months, I decided it was time for a change. In this episode, I share why I decided to do an Instagram purge and how I went from following over 1,100 people to following less than 200. Feeling overwhelmed or uninspired by Instagram? This episode is for you, sweet dreamer.

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