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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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Apr 30, 2018

“When you’re a business owner, you are your business. And you have to take care of yourself. And if you’re not taking care of yourself, then your business suffers.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

It’s a theme throughout her business story. Trusting herself, launching, and things falling into place. She didn’t launch a PR company, but that’s what it bloomed into. She didn’t create a podcast with the goal of finding new clients, but that’s exactly what happened. My loves, meet my dear friend, Brittney Lynn. I get to share her story with you today, and I hope that it inspires in more ways than one.

What we talk about…

  • How paying off debt was the catalyst for her starting her business
  • Why Brittney wasn’t willing to start her business as a side hustle
  • Starting her business without a plan
  • Experiencing anxiety for the first time as a business owner
  • The fear of rejection when pitching yourself
  • The benefits of therapy as a business owner

 

WHO IS BRITTNEY LYNN?

Brittney Lynn is a PR & Online Marketing Strategist for online entrepreneurs worldwide. She has nearly 10 years of experience working in the online marketing industry and has a passion for helping others grow their reach, revenue, and impact through strategic PR.

She's also the host of the Day in the Life podcast, which gives a glimpse into the daily lives of people from across the world who work in a variety of industries. Stepping into the lives of these fascinating guests will encourage, inspire and challenge listeners as they share in each guest's trials and triumphs, learning that we are all connected and are more alike than we realize.

She's based in Dallas, Texas with her husband and pup.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Join The Sisterhood

How I Built This podcast

Smart Passive Income

”You Are a Badass” by Jen Sincero

Day in the Life podcast

Lauren’s episode on the Day in the Life podcast

-www.brittneyllynn.com

www.dayinthelifepodcast.com

http://brittneyllynn.com/category/podcast

Brittney on Instagram and Twitter

Apr 30, 2018

”We look everywhere except for ourselves for the answers.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Feelin’ overwhelmed by all those shoulds you should be doing in your business that keep piling up? I hear ya, sister. Woosah. I got you, boo. And I want to share with you why your intuition/inner guidance/wisdom/whatever-ya-wanna-call-it is far more important to your business than any of those shoulds are right now. If you missed last week’s L chat, that’s OK. If this episode resonates with you, though, I highly recommend going and listening to it (episode 207) after. If you’ve been wondering why your intuition is all that great and if learning how to listen to it is really all that important, you’ve stumbled across the right episode. And I’m eager to share with you just why I think it’s so wildly important.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Join The Sisterhood

”Luminous Light” by Jacob Israel Liberman

The Lively Show podcast

Episode 207

Apr 30, 2018

“Pulling the trigger to actually go for it was the hardest part in the whole process.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Back in 2009, Tara Foley was writing a blog focused on finding and sharing clean beauty alternatives. Today, with multiple retail locations popping up across the country and an ecommerce site, she’s the founder, leader, and visionary of Follain, a healthy beauty retail alternative, where she aims to create a clean and green Sephora. In our conversation, Tara walks me through every step of the process from foregoing law school to spending four months working on a lavender farm and France.

We talk about…

  • Taking a business idea from blog to national retailer
  • Balancing education and a retail as Follain educates consumers on clean beauty
  • How she strategically built and tested a foundation for Follain before launching
  • The role mentors have played in her journey
  • Her piece of advice for anyone just starting out
  • What she learned from her first pilot store
  • Testing different business models early on to learn and grow
  • The challenges of leading + managing a team of experts with knowledge that surpasses yours

 

WHO IS TARA FOLEY?

Back in 2009, Tara was on a completely different career path (law!), working long hours, and trying to stay healthy. It occurred to her that she focused on fitness and healthy eating - but not what she put on her face and body. So she started asking questions and launched a blog focused on finding clean options. The response showed her how many of us wanted to understand what we’re putting on ourselves and where to find effective, luxurious, nontoxic options. When the concept won a national retail business plan competition during her MBA program at Babson, she knew she was onto something! After years of hands-in-the-dirt learning both on a lavender farm in France and with a private label beauty company, she founded Follain in 2013 because she believed and still do that no one should have to sacrifice health for beauty. With degrees in public policy and business, Tara's vision, passion, and activism fuel Follain’s growth, and its mission of improving the health and lives of others.

Tara Foley launched Follain in July 2013, as the healthy beauty retail alternative, and a catalyst for cleaning up the U.S. beauty industry. Before Follain, Tara researched safe and sustainable skincare, apprenticing on an organic lavender farm in France, and with a private label skin care company in Maine. With degrees in public policy and business, Tara's vision, passion, and activism fuel Follain’s growth, and its mission of improving the health and lives of others.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

www.follain.com

Clean Beauty 101, Follain’s online mag

Episode 197

Apr 23, 2018

”The beautiful thing about that question is this: it takes you out of the fear of this moment. And it asks you to imagine yourself at an age when life is very different.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Loves, my heart could not be more eager to share this gem that has guided my life for over seven years now with you!! In the summer of 2011, without realizing what was happening, I began asking myself this one question that would end up guiding me over the next seven years of my life. In hindsight, I’ve realized this question was instrumental in helping me learn how to listen to my intuition. It’s also been the foundation of the joy and happiness I experience. As I’ve shared more about listening to my own intuition, I’ve gotten more questions about how to know if what you’re hearing is really coming from your intuition. So, I’m finally sharing with you the one question that helped me and can help you if you’re just starting out.

I’m sharing about…

  • how to practice listening to your intuition when you don’t know where to start
  • the one question you can start asking yourself today to learn how to listen to your intuition
  • how to know if the answers you’re getting are coming from your intuition
  • how I get advice from my 80-year-old-self
  • how to view your decisions today from a place of peace and wisdom

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Join The Sisterhood

Apr 23, 2018

”Ultimately, you won’t be happy with your journey unless you follow your truth.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Loves, I’ve got to say this is my very first time hearing a business story that starts with a wild sabbatical in the desert. We all deal with traumatic life experiences differently. I usually eat sugar, cry, and watch Netflix. For Hallie Mazurkiewicz, she found herself heading into the desert where she would spend three days fasting in complete solitude with nothing but a book of poems and a journal. I know. Hella inspirational. This entire conversation with Hallie is inspiring and encourages you to slow down, look inwards, and listen for your own quiet whisper from the universe.

We talk about…

  • How Hallie transitioned from her career in teaching to entrepreneurship
  • How she handled the traumatic experience of her stepbrother dying at a very young age
  • Why she ended a relationship with her life partner, packed everything up, and moved to New York City
  • How a 10-day vision quest into the desert and exploring her childhood journals was the catalyst for launching her business
  • Creating Lunar Wild to support and celebrate young women as they approach the onset of their first period
  • The importance of listening to your intuitive voice as an entrepreneur

 

WHO IS HALLIE MAZURKIEWICZ?

Hallie Mazurkiewicz is an entrepreneur, children’s author, and schoolteacher from New York City. Through her personal journey and unique childhood experiences, Hallie developed a curiosity for women’s work and found a passion for advocacy in the “period space.” Most recently, she founded her company Lunar Wild whose mission is to support and celebrate young women as they approach the onset of their first menstruation.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

www.lunarwild.com

Lunar Wild on Instagram and Facebook

”The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein

”Big Magic” by Liz Gilbert

Apr 23, 2018

”It’s never been about letting go of fear. It’s always been about co-existing.”

 

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A course for women entrepreneurs who want to start, launch and grow a podcast that supports their business or passion project. If you complete this course, you WILL launch a podcast. If you've been waiting to start your own show, now is the time to hit publish because you officially have a BPF.......Best Podcasting Friend! Let's do it together!

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Fear. The theme of my life, am I right? Well, it’s been the theme of Dayhanna Acosta’s life, too. In very different ways. From the fear of growing up in a war zone amidst one of the most dangerous places in the world to the fear of public speaking, in our convo Dayhanna shares about fear in a new and very unique way. She says things like “own that fear” and talked about finding peace with it. And here’s the thing - because of all of the fear Dayhanna has experienced (not despite it) she’s learned to keep moving forward without pause even in the face of it. She’s learned to peacefully co-exist with her fears. It’s wildly inspiring.

We talk about…

  • Growing up with a sense of normalcy even amidst a constant underlying sense of fear and paranoia
  • Her life changing suddenly from growing up very well-off and financially secure to losing it all
  • How fear holds us back from confidently promoting ourselves
  • Dealing with the fear of public speaking
  • Learning to listen to your fears
  • How to find peace with your fear
  • The fears Dayhanna faced when launching a new podcast

 

WHO IS DAYHANNA ACOSTA?

Dayhanna Acosta is a business owner, a marketing strategist, and the creator of Chase Your Fears; a podcast and community for driven people who are ready to welcome change, elevate their life and live beyond fear. Dayhanna has over 9 years of experience in the marketing field. She graduated summa cum laude from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Dayhanna enjoys traveling, dancing and learning new languages. She speaks Spanish and French and is currently studying Hungarian and Portuguese.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

www.chaseyourfears.com

Dayhanna on Instagram

”Braving the Wilderness” by Brene Brown

Apr 16, 2018

”It makes me laugh that we ever think we have it figured out.”

 

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A course for women entrepreneurs who want to start, launch and grow a podcast that supports their business or passion project. If you complete this course, you WILL launch a podcast. If you've been waiting to start your own show, now is the time to hit publish because you officially have a BPF.......Best Podcasting Friend! Let's do it together!

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Hi, my loves. My name is Lauren. If we’ve met before, I’m glad you’re still here. If we haven’t, allow me to introduce myself. As we kick off season five of the podcast, I thought I’d share a little clip with you from my voice journal and reintroduce myself. After all, this is a long life and I’ve got lots of changing and growing to do. So, I think a new introduction is appropriate.

And make sure to subscribe and stay tuned. Season five is going to be GOLDEN!

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE

Join The Sisterhood

Apr 16, 2018

”I find myself living so much more consciously and so much more from a place of gratitude and appreciation. I don’t take things for granted anymore. I always say what I have to say and express. I don’t have any regrets. I don’t hold myself back. Because I know that tomorrow might not happen and for myself, that was a very real experience for me.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Ji-Youn is a young Korean-Canadian woman living in Vancouver, Canada. Her family immigrated there when she was five. Ji told me, “I was the typical Asian-Canadian woman who wanted to go to med school.” But life had other plans. Ji calls them ‘givens’, not ‘gifts’. And after several difficult givens, Ji hit a really low point - workaholism, overcommitment, suicide attempts. So, Ji made the decision to drop out of college. After sharing her story online and realizing that what she experienced wasn’t an isolated incident, she decided she had to be the one to make a change.

If I were to share what the next few years of her life looked in a synopsis, it’d go a little something like this: Ji took on the weight of the world and the responsibility to create big, systemic change // she launched The Tipping Point Mental Health Society // the theme of workaholism, overcommitment, and mental health overwhelm resurfaced for her in the entrepreneurial world // with her life at stake, Ji knew something had to change // Ji combined disciplined self-care with personal development and created a plan to change her life // she now helps others do the same.

We talk about…

  • What a given is versus a gift
  • Finding appreciation and gratitude for life after suicide attempts
  • Living with complex PTSD and intergenerational trauma
  • The mediocrity of the entrepreneurial hustle (and why that’s not the only way)
  • When healing becomes a performance
  • Knowing your significance and also knowing your smallness
  • How she practices day-to-day self-care and self-compassion
  • The fine line between resilience and burning out: “are you driven by fear or by love?”

 

WHO IS JI-YOUN KIM?

Ji-Youn is an emerging self-care & performance coach, helping ambitious people optimize their focus and energy through disciplined self-care. She sees well-being as a professional responsibility and is committed to setting a new standard for efficient, sustainable work by interlacing personal development with self-care. Ji-Youn is particularly fond of working with university students due to her personal experiences in academia, which led her to found The Tipping Point Mental Health Society. Outside of work, she is an amateur acroyogi, an avid reader, and sensuality enthusiast.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Join the Sisterhood

www.itsjiyounkim.com

Ji-Youn on Instagram

Ji’s favorite IG account: Nayyirah Waheed, poet

Sharon Salzberg (famous meditation teacher in America)

“Real Love” by Sharon Salzberg

Mindset by Carol Dweck

The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

The Tipping Point Mental Health Society

The Lively Show podcast with Jess Lively

Dr. Kirsten Neff (researcher on self compassion)

Apr 16, 2018

“I can’t pretend that I’ve figured that all out. I’m trying to. The one way I have gotten there is to acknowledge who I’m not.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Once upon a time, a young woman found herself starting back at her reflection wearing a pair of her husband’s boxers and a baggy tee. And she wondered, “Is this really it?”

My loves, meet Ashley Merrill, the CEO and founder of Lunya, where she’s redefining what sleepwear looks and feels like for the modern woman (perhaps not just settling for baggy boxers and tees?). All within a two month window, Ashley started business school, got pregnant, and decided to start a business. And the next four years were a whirlwind of becoming a mom, managing a fast-growing business and team, and getting comfortable with understanding who she is (and is not) as a person.

This convo with Ashley is imbued with so much realness and honesty.

We talk about…

  • The “obligation” and dilemma for working mothers
  • Why Ashley made the decision to sacrifice spending time with her kids while they’re younger as she’s building and growing her business
  • Learning how to prioritize from a place of overwhelm and burn-out
  • How envisioning her life like a pie graph helps her prioritize
  • Owning who you really are as a business owner and as a leader
  • Why getting started was the scariest and most difficult part
  • How the questions get bigger but the fear gets smaller the further you get into business

 

WHO IS ASHLEY MERRILL?

Ashley Merrill is the CEO and Founder of Lunya, bringing a unique problem-solving approach to designing sleepwear for the modern woman. With a BA and MBA from UCLA Anderson, Ashley is committed to Lunya being a vehicle for positive change - utilizing her background in tech & investing to build a successful and rapidly growing fashion brand with a deeper mission. Beyond building Lunya, Ashley is deeply involved in Girls Inc., where she serves as a board member, and she also works to invest in other female run businesses. She currently resides in Santa Monica CA with her husband and two children.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Join The Sisterhood

www.lunya.co

Lunya on Instagram

Ashley on Instagram

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