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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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Oct 31, 2017

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"I feel like this may be the first time we're really meeting."

with Lauren Frontiera

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Despite all the things I share on the podcast, there’s still a lot about me that you may not know. So, let’s pretend it’s girls wine night. Mmkay? And dive into the good goods and all the things we’d be chatting about if we were hanging out IRL. So, I’m sharing with you 10 things you may not know about me. And maybe they’ll give you a little more insight into me, and my story, and the lady behind the podcast.

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Oct 26, 2017

EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:

”There aren’t right answers. There’s really just perspectives and perceptions. And sometimes as a community, a collective, we all agree on things. But there will almost always be the marginalized.”  

WITH TRIPT AND PRABH JOHAL LISTEN!

WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

From the socialization of females that leads to imposter syndrome to battling anxiety and depression and not feeling able to talk about it to a lack of inclusivity in the online creative community and the non-inclusivity of lumping all women of color into one category, this is one hell of a conversation.

Sisters and co-creators of Buzzing Creatives, Tript and Prabh Johal are two amazing women. And while they spend their weeks pursuing a PhD in Classical Archaeology and teaching creative entrepreneurs how to leverage social media to grow their businesses, we talk about so much more in this conversation.

We talk about…

  • Living and growing up in a South Asian immigrant family
  • How academia has played an important role in both of their roles
  • The socialization of females from a young age that leads to imposter syndrome and not owning our worth
  • A lack of inclusivity in the online creative entrepreneur space
  • Mental health and speaking out about our experiences of it
  • How a love of handmade products inspired Buzzing Creatives
  • Why “women of color” is not an intersectional and inclusive term
  • And so much more...
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WHO ARE TRIPT + PRABH JOHAL?

Tript & Prabh of Buzzing Creatives, are social media experts that specialize in Instagram & Pinterest - and yes they are sisters! They teach creative entrepreneurs how to grow their business online by leveraging social media. Buzzing Creatives was born out of their knowledge, experience, and passion for teaching. Being creatives at heart, Tript & Prabh are passionate about creative entrepreneurs turning their creativity into profitability without compromising their artistic integrity. 

Buzzing Creatives was developed at a time when both Tript & Prabh were on individual trajectories which they thought would never meet.  But what they forgot was that more than being sisters they were best friends and more than best friends they were soul mates. To have your sister as your soul mate is the best case scenario, you just can’t lose and so their individual fates aligned perfectly to create a window in time when Buzzing Creatives was finally born!

Buzzing Creatives has grown into a community of creatives that inspire each other. At the heart of buzzing creatives is the belief that innovation is the result of a community full of supporting creatives and that is why they place emphasis on building a sense of community where teachers are students and vice versa, so everyone can learn from each other and grow as creatives.

Outside of Buzzing Creatives, Tript & Prabh both love to travel, read books, watch bollywood, listen to U2 and go on crazy adventures. Tript has a Master’s Degree in Gender and International Development from the Institute of Development Studies UK along with her BA from the University of British Columbia.  Prabh is currently doing her PhD in Art History with focus on Classical Archeology at the University of Toronto, she completed her Masters in Classical Archaeology from the University of Oxford and previously completed her BA from the University of British Columbia.    

MORE OF TRIPT + PRABH

www.buzzingcreatives.com

Buzzing Creatives on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest

Buzzing Creatives Facebook Group

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Dear White People

Oct 25, 2017

EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:

”A lot of us try to follow along with other people who are in their entrepreneurial journeys, but that does not mean that you have to do the same things that they’re doing. And it also doesn’t mean that you can’t be successful doing things your own way.”

with Kayla Hollatz

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

To be able to do it your own way in a way that feels really good + true to you. That’s the goal, right? In life. In business.

In today’s episode, Kayla Hollatz is sharing about her upcoming conference, Your Own Way Conference. It’s a 100% charitable business conference she’s organized in her hometown of Minneapolis. The conference is meant to inspire and empower entrepreneurs to build a business their own way and all proceeds are being donated to a local organization to support sex trafficking survivors. It’s amazing.

And in our conversation., Kayla shares about...

  • How she went from not seeing herself as anyone who’d ever plan an event to putting on a huge business conference

  • Taking herself out of her comfort zone of building online communities to building them in her own local community

  • Building a business your own way

  • Living out your priorities and values

  • Her own experience of sexual assault: how it affected her mental health, when she started speaking about it, and how it’s inspired this work that she’s now doing

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WHO IS KAYLA HOLLATZ?

Kayla Hollatz is a copywriter, ghostwriter, and content creator for small businesses in the visual and tech industries. She is also the host of Your Own Way Conference, a 100% charitable business conference in Minneapolis, MN inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs to build a business their own way with all proceeds donated to Mission 21 to support sex trafficking survivors. 

MORE OF KAYLA

www.kaylahollatz.com

Episode 50 with Kayla

Your Own Way Conference

Kayla on Instagram and Twitter

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Oct 24, 2017

EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:

”What really is the main driver behind how we feel about ourselves and what dictates our worth, at any given moment, are our own greatest fears.”

with Lauren Frontiera

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Hi, my name is Lauren, and I’m scared of change. There. I said it.

No matter how much change I experience and how much my business continues to evolve, change scares the poo right outta me. So, in this episode, I’m sharing about why it scares me so flipping much, how luck plays a part in success (eek! I’m ready for the daggers for this one!), and the one question I’ve been asking myself a lot (that I think you should be asking yourself, too).

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Oct 19, 2017

EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:

”I have learned that I have to be just as kind to myself as I am to others.”

with Heather Crabtree

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

There’s really no way to wrap this conversation up into a neat and tidy caption. Because contrary to popular belief, life nor business are neat and tidy. But I will tell you this - this conversation is real and heart-breaking and encouraging and inspiring and I think you should listen.

If you’re like me, you started following Heather Crabtree more recently on her journey. But there’s so much that happened before the Savvy Business Owner community became a reality. So, we start out by taking it way back (#throwbackthursday) to college, and Heather shares about the journey (from law to wedding planning to $30k course launches) that brought her here.

Like most entrepreneurs, it’s been a journey for Heather of both ups and downs. But the past year has been one of the hardest years yet. About a year ago, her 10-year-old daughter, London, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. And amidst caring for her daughter, fighting cancer, grieving, and moving forward, she’s continued to be a bright light for female entrepreneurs.

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WHO IS HEATHER CRABTREE?

Heather is your Friendly Business Mentor and Founder of The Savvy Community.  

With a law degree in hand, she started her first post-law firm business hours at age 24, gained a business partner at 28, and sold the business 6 years later to start her current business. Now she mentors and speaks to lady entrepreneurs around the globe each year, encouraging and teaching women to create and grow a savvy business that combines their smarts and heart. She also strongly believes your business should fit in your life and you should not be forced to fit your life in your business.

Business aside, Heather is also a proud mom to her littles, London and Lane, and wife of 13 years to her husband, Cole. She believes that life should not be taken for granted and that we should cherish each morsel of every day. She loves to encourage, motivate and share her knowledge with others, but also believes that we can learn something from every person we meet.

MORE OF HEATHER

www.heathercrabtree.com

www.thesavvycommunity.com

The Savvy Business Roadmap

The Savvy Accelerator

The Savvy Business Owners Facebook Group

Heather on Instagram

The Savvy Community on Instagram

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Oct 18, 2017

EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:

”The more embarrassing and uncomfortable and awkward moments that you have, the more you grow. You should constantly be embarrassed of your past self.”

with Kayla Dugger

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

There’s another side of entrepreneurship we don’t talk about a lot. The leaving. It happens. A lot. And just like starting a business, leaving one has it’s own closet full of anxieties and doubts and fears and, well, really hard shit. In this episode, Kayla Dugger, shares all about the hard shit, the middle of night ugly cake baking, the anxieties she tried too hard to mask, and that moment when she finally said ‘bye’.

If you’re just starting out, Kayla shares some soul-shaking truth that may change how you’re doing what you’re doing (seriously, go listen). If you’re knee-deep in the anxiety-filled swamp and are wishing someone could just come rescue you and whisk you away, Kayla shares what she wishes someone would have told her a year ago (it’s real and powerful and honest and I think you may need to hear it).

We talk about…

  • The hard parts of being a 23-year-old entrepreneur with two businesses and a business partner

  • The inner conflicts she faced as a young entrepreneur

  • Why she exited both businesses and sold her halves to her business partner

  • What the year after has looked like

  • Getting honest with herself about her anxieties and her ego

  • Coping with anxiety and taking responsibility

  • Why she’s not ready for entrepreneurship again just yet

  • What she wishes someone would have told her before she left

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WHO IS KAYLA DUGGER?

Kayla Dugger is that moment when you’re trying to hurry up and put your change back into your purse while people are waiting in line behind you, come to life.

She is best known (by some) for co-creating Hygge Co-Working and you can follow her on @helpmeandie on Instagram for some quick business therapy or @duggerkayla if you'd like to follow someone who does not know how to use social media.

MORE OF KAYLA

Help Me Andie

Help Me Andie on Instagram

Kayla on Instagram

Oct 17, 2017

EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:

”No matter how drained and empty I felt, I felt worthy. I felt good enough. Because society tells us that our worth is tied up in how hard we work, or how much we work, or how much we make. And how much we make is so often taught that it’s a reflection of how hard we work and how much it hurts to work that hard.”

with Lauren Frontiera

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

When I started this new practice of getting into alignment before taking action, I had no idea that it would bring up so many self-limiting beliefs. But alas, last week showed me just how many of those beliefs I’ve been carrying around (and how much of my worth and identity were tied to how hard I efforted and worked my way to success). If you’re interested in alignment before action and giving it a try, listen to this first. I have a feeling we’re more similar than we are different and some of these very same things may come up for you, too.

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Oct 12, 2017

EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:

”I am what I am. I’ve gone through the experiences. I’ve learned so much because I did things alone and that is making me who I am today.”

with Nora Wendel

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Nora Wendel spent her life traveling, living, and growing up around the globe. From Thailand to India to London and Australia, she embodies the heart and soul of a global nomad. An entrepreneurial global nomad, might we add!

In this episode, Nora takes us through her story, the good and the bad parts of growing up everywhere and nowhere, and how she got started on her entrepreneurial career. From launching her first business in India to releasing her latest after moving to Bali, we talk about it all (self-love, anxiety, and how many languages she speaks included!).

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WHO IS NORA WENDEL?

Born and brought up in the wild dance of life that is South East Asia, the daily chaos of creativity has allowed Nora to be a multi-passionate female entrepreneur. She is a a visual designer, a dancer, a yogi, a photographer and global gypsy constantly enjoying the beautiful adventure of life.

Nora just launched "The Photo Forest" -  a new wellness stock photography platform showcasing diverse and real images that depict multiple cultures, beliefs, lifestyles and people, with the aim of making sure YOU and YOUR TRIBE feel represented.

MORE OF NORA

www.thephotoforest.com

The Photo Forest on Instagram and Facebook

Oct 11, 2017

EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:

”Extroverts: stop inviting us to video dates!!”

with Roniece Wright

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Extroverts, listen up! Introverts, you're welcome, too. If you're an introvert, this conversation may leave you doing praise hands IRL and spewing all the gratitude at Roniece for finally shedding light on skype dates for us extroverts. However, if you're an extrovert, chances are, like me, you're still clueless. And video and skype dates are totally normal and comfortable for everyone!

In this episode, I sat down with Roniece Wright of The IntroCreative, and we talked all things video and how it's so different for introverts and extroverts. We talk about...

  • why video is hard/uncomfortable for introverts
  • how video is distracting as an introvert
  • why she personally doesn't like video
  • how extroverts should approach skype dates with introverts
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WHO IS RONIECE WRIGHT?

Roniece Wright is a self-published author, Content Marketing Strategist, and founder of TheIntrocreative.com, a marketing agency dedicated to helping creative introverts create powerful content, connect it to all of the right people, and communicate with their fellow creatives + target audience. She has been featured in multiple publications including Belong magazine, various podcasts, and an array of other blogs. She has written for other brands such as Bloguettes, This is HER Movement, and CreateHER Stock. When she's not helping her clients up-level their creative businesses, you'll find her at a movie theater with a large bag of popcorn!

MORE OF RONIECE

www.theintrocreative.com

Roniece on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

Oct 10, 2017

EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:

”I have been efforting my way towards trying to make some of these things happen for months now. And they haven’t. And the first week that I finally commit to getting in alignment before taking any action with the business, I make more progress than I collectively have made in the past four months.”

with Lauren Frontiera

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

We’re taught to effort our way to success. We’re taught that in order to build and grow a successful business we must work so hard that it hurts. And I call bullshit. So, I’m trying something new. Inspired by Jess Lively, I’ve spent the past week focusing on getting in alignment before taking action. I’ve felt so much better, produced far better work, and seen more results than I’ve seen in months. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not.

So, in today’s episode, I’m sharing …

  • what it means to get in alignment before taking action
  • how this is different than what we’ve been taught
  • what it means to effort your way to success
  • what work feels like for me when I’m in alignment versus when I’m efforting my way to success
  • some of the results I experienced over the past week
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Oct 5, 2017

EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:

"I’m just going to be unapologetically me, and if you won’t accept that, that’s fine, but this is me and I cannot water myself down anymore because it’s mentally exhausting.”

with Naseem Khalili

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

No matter how different our stories, there are a few things that are integral parts of all of them: getting lost, finding yourself, soul-searching, and love. And those parts of our stories are so intricately woven into our stories, that it’s impossible to separate them from who we are as entrepreneurs.

In today’s episode, Naseem Khalili, a wedding + event planner in the San Francisco Bay area shares her story. And yep, you guessed it … it’s got all of those things. After getting laid off suddenly, Naseem found herself moving back in with her parents, feeling totally lost.

But after a few months of soul-searching, things began to fall into place.

We talk about …

  • losing your identity in your job title
  • what happens when people speak truth into you
  • the hard parts of being single in your 20s while all of your friends are getting married
  • the inconsistencies in income as a wedding planner
  • sacrificing time with friends + family to focus on your biz
  • and so much more!
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WHO IS NASEEM KHALILI?

Based in the Bay Area, Naseem is a sucker for funfetti, all things 90's, and Rifle Paper. One of her favorite things to do is bring people together for celebrations.

After graduating from UC Davis, Naseem moved to San Francisco to work for a tech start up. In April 2016, she decided to change things up and follow a new endeavor that was pressed upon her heart — to start her own business as a wedding planner. Since then she's been a busy bee, hustling to grow Naseem Events and simultaneously using her voice to empower this generation of young women to freely live our their passion and calling.

In her free time you can catch her exploring for the perfect brunch spot, finding any excuse to play hostess, or trying to guess your Myers-Briggs personality type.

MORE OF NASEEM

www.naseemevents.com

Naseem on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

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Oct 4, 2017

EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:

”The side hustle thing has always been a part of my journey, but the side hustle thing gets so much flack from our community. There’s such a strong chase and a strong desire towards achieving that full-time milestone.”

with Dannie Fountain

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Authenticity is bullshit. Whiskey is good straight. And sometimes turning your successful, high-profile business back into a side-hustle is the right thing to do.

Those are a few of the lessons from this kickass convo with Dannie Fountain. Dannie shares her big announcement that she’s turning her biz back into a side-hustle to become a Googler. Yep. She’s going back to work for Google. And she shared her thoughts, feelings, fears, and all the things here on the podcast before announcing it to the world. So, grab a glass of whiskey or whatever you like drinking straight (water counts) and join us for this amazing convo.

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WHO IS DANNIE FOUNTAIN?

Dannie Lynn Fountain is a marketing strategist and whip-smart whiskey drinker. Currently working at Google, Dannie honed her skills working in marketing for brands such as Whirlpool and H&R Block. She has a combined 9 years experience as an entrepreneur and strategist. Today, she works with entrepreneurs and corporate clients alike to brainstorm, strategize, and implement strategic marketing processes to better their business and increase their sales. Beyond strategy, Dannie is the author of three books on entrepreneurship and a regular speaker on strategy worldwide. Her work has been submitted to and recognized by Cannes Lions, the Effies, and more.

MORE OF DANNIE

www.danniefountain.com

Dannie on Instagram

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Oct 3, 2017

EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:

”I should, I should, I should do all the fucking things and when I say it out loud, it just makes me angry because no I shouldn’t.”

with Lauren Frontiera

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

If you haven’t read Elle Luna’s The Crossroads of Should and Must, I can’t recommend it enough (had to refrain from saying YOU SHOULD just then…). I was so inspired by the book that today’s entire episode is all about it. I’m sharing the shoulds and musts (if you’re like huh? ... I’ll explain in the episode) that I wrestle with daily growing this podcast. And in total honesty, some days I walk out a champion. Other days, I lay flat on the mat defeated.

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WAIT. EXPLAIN SHOULD VS. MUST.

In this episode, I define Should and Must based on what Elle shares in her book. Here are the excerpts from the book that I read in the episode...  

SHOULD "Should is how other people want us to live our lives.

It's all of the expectations that others layer upon us. Sometimes, Shoulds are small, seemingly innocuous, and easily accommodated. "You should listen to that song," for example. At other times, Shoulds are highly influential systems of thought that pressure and, at their most destructive, coerce us to live our lives differently.

When we choose Should, we're choosing to live our life for someone or something other than ourselves. The journey to Should can be smooth, the rewards can seem clear, and the options are often plentiful."

 

MUST "Must is different. 

Must is who we are, what we believe, and what we do when we are alone with our truest, most authentic self. It's that which calls to us most deeply. It's our convictions, our passions, our deepest held urges and desires - unavoidable, undeniable, and inexplicable. Unlike Should, Must doesn't accept compromises.

Must is when we stop conforming to other people's ideals and start connecting to our own - and this allows us to cultivate our full potential as individuals. To choose Must is to say yes to hard work and constant effort, to say yes to a journey without a road map or guarantees, and in so doing, to say yes to what Joseph Campbell called "the experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.

Choosing Must is the greatest thing we can do with our lives."

For more, grab Elle Luna's book here.

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