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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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Nov 16, 2016

It’s the finale episode of season one! And the kickass girlboss I have for you today has been on my dream guest list since the very beginning. 

I’m thrilled to introduce you to Jolie of Brim Papery. She’s a kickass hand letterer and not to mention - one boss bitch (a wink to her amazing boss bitch products). I am obsessed with her mugs and if you’re following me on Instagram, you’ve seen mine time and time again.

Jolie is an inspiration. We talk about getting vulnerable, the stigma behind being an opinionated female and her experience of that, as well as her really hard religious journey that a lot of you might relate to. She’s spent the past decade learning, growing,and changing in really big ways, and she opens up about it all. Get ready to dive deep into her story because she’s holding nothing back!

Nov 9, 2016

There is no great change without pain. And if I've learned anything, it's that great change always precedes great growth. At such a divisive and fear-filled time in our country, I'm sharing the truth that I'm clinging to. I'm also opening my heart and getting really fucking vulnerable about a part of my story I've not shared before.

Nov 2, 2016

Every single one of the kickass ladies I’ve had on the podcast has changed my life and my perspective in some way. I’ve yet to sit down for a conversation and not walk away inspired. And our guest today is no different!

This episode is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Nakeia Homer shares her story of growing up in the projects of New Jersey, and after a number of challenges, launching a career as a songwriter, speaker, and inspirational writer.

Born to teenage parents, her struggles were many. She was exposed to so much at an early age, but she chose something different. Nakeia has accomplished some incredible things, but what’s truly inspiring behind her story is her heart.

Oct 26, 2016

I know what it feels like to be overwhelmed by fear, uncertainty, and change. I know what it’s like to be afraid. But the truth is, we’re all scared. No one out there who’s doing amazing shit is doing it without facing a shit ton of fear at the same time.

In today’s episode, I want to share with you what’s been going on inside of my own heart recently. As I’ve reflected on the milestones I’ve reached, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on the fears I faced along this journey.

We’re all reaching new milestones every day - even small ones that we easily miss, letting them pass us by without even a simple acknowledgement. But what’s more important than acknowledging the milestone is reflecting on the fears we had to face to achieve those milestones.

That’s right. We face our fears. We don’t overcome them.

I feel a heart-centered, tear-filled soul chat coming on. Will you join me?

Oct 19, 2016

What if everyone knows I’m a mess? What if they see me for who I really am? What if they realize that I don’t have it all together?

We’ve all asked ourselves these questions. I’ve asked them myself more times than I can count. Our guest today, Rachel LeBeau, has also asked herself these questions and better yet, she’s learned how to beautifully overcome them.

Rachel LeBeau shares so much heart with the world and today she’s sharing that with us. Rachel is the creator of Heart, a mom, a former wedding planner, and so much more.

In this episode, she shares the amazing life lessons she’s learned from her incredible journey, as well as a part of her story that she’s never shared before.

Oct 12, 2016

Believe it or not, I haven’t always been this loud, confident, outspoken person. Years ago, I was quiet and soft-spoken and unsure of my beliefs and opinions. Now here I am, getting vulnerable and real (not to mention loud!) every week with you beautiful human beings.

I’m much more confident and outspoken in my words and my thoughts and my truths, today. But despite that, the truth is, I don’t always feel 100% confident. And when it does, I start feeling like my work doesn’t matter.

In this episode, I’m getting real with you about confidence and my own struggles. You’ll get to hear my major AHA moment and find out what struggles I still have with confidence.

Oct 5, 2016

I am so insanely excited to introduce you to Jessica Rasdall. If you haven’t heard Jessica’s story before, listen up because you’re in for some kickass truth and inspiration.

Jessica is a motivational speaker and coach for female entrepreneurs. She started speaking about ten years ago, but not to female entrepreneurs. And it wasn’t something she’d planned to do. It began after one night her freshman year of college, when she was driving, with her best friend in the passenger seat, after having a few drinks. The car crashed and Jessica’s best friend died in the passenger seat. It’s a hard story to tell. It’s a hard story to carry. But Jessica learned that there’s power in our stories, even that ones that are hard to tell. And our mess can become a powerful message.

Now she teaches female entrepreneurs how to unearth their signature stories and share them with flair. Jessica is one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met and I’m so excited for her to share her story with you.

Sep 28, 2016

This is one of the greatest and hardest lessons I’ve learned.

Sometimes in life, we start to choose to do the things that will make other people happy, instead of ourselves. I’ve been there time and time again and eventually I end up completely lost.

Have you ever found yourself working so hard to please the people around you that you lost sight of your own happiness?

Then this episode, is for you, you lovely human being.

Sep 21, 2016

We’re talking about staying true to ourselves with the lovely and freaking amazing Claire Coder. Claire is the Founder and CEO of Aunt FlowWe’re talking tampons people.

Why? Claire embodies staying true to your truest self...at age nineteen!

Claire dropped out of college after only a semester and was ALL on her own. Shitty job and all. Oh yes, she’s been there too.

But now, she’s CEO. She’s got a dreamy life. She’s freaking awesome. But entrepreneurship isn’t all roses and tampons. In fact, most of the time, it’s anything but dreamy.

Sep 14, 2016

I started to forget who I was off of Instagram. I forgot what it felt like to not Snapchat my entire life. I was so caught up in social media that I could not separate it from my actual reality. So, I took a week-long social media hiatus. This is my truths, my fears, my insecurities, and what I learned about myself along the way. Don't miss the end! I share the 2 questions I now ask myself to ensure I'm consciously consuming + the 2 boundaries I've created so that social media feels more inspiring and less forced.

Sep 7, 2016

We get caught up in tying ourselves to the outcome. If this is successful, then I’m successful. If this fails, then I’m a failure. Nicole shares her story of miscarrying her first child, dealing with the guilt and hard emotions that followed, leaving her corporate job, and starting her business only six months ago. We talk about learning to give it your all without tying yourself to the outcome, overcoming comparison, and #allthehardthings!

Aug 31, 2016

My heart has felt pulled to the topic of self-hate, recently. So, naturally, I've been doing a lot of self-reflection about self-love and my own journey. It's not been easy. I don't have all the answers. But I'm sharing what I know and feel to be true.

 

WHAT'S IN TODAY'S EPISODE:

There’s no shame in being proud of the amazing shit that you’re doing. But self-hate is the norm. So, self-love and pride are uncomfortable spaces for us. But, why? Why is self-hate more comfortable? In this episode, I explore this topic that has been weighing so heavily on my heart recently, in life and in business.

Aug 24, 2016

Finding peace in owning our story, including the dark parts we don't always want to be a part of it, is a battle many of us fight for fears. It's not easy to own all of the parts and pieces. And sometimes, it's even harder coming to terms with them.

 

WHAT'S IN TODAY'S EPISODE:

One of the biggest battles we’ll fight is learning to own our story, including those hard, dark parts that we don’t always want to be a part of our story. Ashley beautifully shares her story, the hard, dark parts included, and shares about her journey of learning to own it. She shares about owning her story of sexual addiction, and the dark parts of her childhood. We talk about worthiness, grieving dreams or bad launches, and embracing disappointment. No matter who you are, or what your story, you don’t want to miss this!

Aug 17, 2016

I don't hide the fact that I struggle with doubts and insecurities. We ALL do. That's why I created the podcast in the first place. But in today's episode, I open up more about my struggles and all the good heart stuff ... plus my latest heart's work!

 

WHAT'S IN TODAY'S EPISODE:

I’ve had my fair share of breakdowns caused by the overwhelm of my own doubts and insecurities. I know those emotions all too well. I’ve let fear drive my dreams while my doubts rode shotgun. So, I’m sharing my truth and my story with you today. I’m also introducing you to my latest heart creation, the reINSPIRED course - a 28 day inspiration binge for the girl boss who feels stuck and is letting fear and doubt drive her dreams. I know where you’re at all too well. So, I created this for you. Join us for the September class (starting 8/29)!

Aug 10, 2016

Everything doesn't have to be perfect. You don't have to have it all figured out. Launching a business, chasing your dreams ... they aren't picture perfect. Trust me, I know. But it's easier to obsess over every little detail and spend all of your time perfecting rather than launching. Sometimes that becomes our shield; from facing the fear of launching.

 

WHAT'S IN TODAY'S EPISODE:

We put so much pressure on ourselves to have everything perfect before launching. We buy into the lie that in order to be successful we need to have everything in order, first. Holly shatters this lie with her amazing story of starting her coaching business with nothing but a Facebook group page and a freight train full of passion! She made her first $12k in just over a month. She shares how her coaching business began (completely unplanned!), how she knew when it was time to let go of her first business, and how a tough childhood has shaped the person she is today.

Aug 3, 2016

I never made rest a priority, glamorizing business and thinking I didn't really need it. Until I finally did. I burnt out. Like don't-want-to-do-anything-but-sit-in-the-couch-in-a-fog burn out ... That was when I first realized how important rest was ... not just for my health but for my sanity and creativity ...

 

WHAT'S IN TODAY'S EPISODE:

Naturally as I started making rest a priority, a shit ton of guilt came up. I felt guilty for taking time away from my business. I felt guilt for not working harder. I felt guilty for making rest a priority. In this episode, I get real with you about taking time to rest, the glorification of busy, and guilt.

Jul 27, 2016

This may be one of my all-time favorite episodes! Trena shares a perspective unlike any others thus far. She recently left her full-time job that was "perfect" in so many ways to start her own business ... in January! She's only six months in and is sharing all of the very real, very raw hard parts of launching a new business.

 

WHAT'S IN TODAY'S EPISODE:

In today’s entrepreneurial-praised world, it’s easy to believe that starting a business is easy, glamorous, and happens overnight .. or even in the first six months. But that’s anything but the truth. Having just launched her business six months ago, Trena shares the real, raw truths of starting a business, growing a brand, and trying to get customers. It’s anything but easy. She vulnerably shares the hard parts, like struggling with comparison, the sacrifices she’s made, and spending weeks developing a program that no one bought.

Jul 20, 2016

Sometimes art isn't what we think it is. And sometimes creating looks different than we thought it would. And sometimes we need to re-frame our reason for creating in the first place before we can truly create what our hearts want to create.

 

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As I worked through the creative process on my newest project, I found that doubt and insecurity kept creeping in and stealing my joy. In this episode, I share about how I’m learning to create without the fear of failure and my inspiration for doing so.

Jul 13, 2016

I think what we believe is really doubt and insecurity sometimes is our fear of our own stories. There are so many layers of shame and fear of judgement that we must first peel away before we can learn to accept.

 

WHAT'S IN TODAY'S EPISODE:

In business and in life, one of the biggest struggles we face is learning to accept our own stories. All too often, shame and judgement get in the way. Mira beautifully shares her story and her journey to overcome her own shame and fear of judgement. We talk about so many heart-deep topics in life and business - finding balance, running a business through heartache and bad days, imposter syndrome, and so much more.

Jul 6, 2016

I have so many moments of pure and utter loneliness ... like I'm the only one of the world who feels the way I do. And I wallow. Oh, how I wallow. But then I realize ... I'm not the only one! I cannot be the only person that feels this way right now. And there's no greater power than in a simple "me too". You're not the only one struggling with FOMO, boo.

 

WHAT'S IN TODAY'S EPISODE:

FOMO has gotten a rap for being this funny acronym that gets tossed around on social media. But there’s real, raw repercussions behind FOMO … repercussions that leave you devaluing your worth, questioning your enoughness, and shaming yourself into doubt and insecurity. So, I’m shedding light on this hard truth that we all struggle with.

Jun 29, 2016

After a ripe ol' quarter of a century spent on this planet, I think Amanda may have figured out the secret to living a fulfilled life ... choose happy. That's what she said. She looked out of her bedroom window one day, at the brightest blue sky she'd ever seen. In that moment, she made a decision to choose happy, and it changed her life forever.

 

WHAT'S IN TODAY'S EPISODE:

A bright light in your headphones. That’s the best way I can describe today’s episode. Amanda is a wedding photographer, mother of 3, and chooser of happy. She shares her story of learning to choose happy and choosing a small, tiny condo and an amazing life rather than settling for good enough. We talk balance, burnout, and the stress of people-pleasing. And this badass mama gets real about the struggles of raising three beautiful girls while growing her business.

Jun 22, 2016

It's not that I want grit to have a bad rep. Grit is pretty fucking awesome. But I think we all look better when we're illuminated by our truth. So, I want to tell you the truth about grit. I want to tell you what it is, but more importantly, what it is not. Because the truth is, grit isn't pretty. But grit in action is unstoppable.

 

What's In Today's Episode:

In this episode, I share the story behind the title of the podcast and focus explicitly on the word GRIT! I share my own personal definition of grit for today’s girlboss and talk about what exactly grit is and is not.

Jun 15, 2016

Our greatest life is just on the other side of fear. Living an authentic life takes guts. It takes courage. Growing and running a business that reflects your most authentic life is even scarier. I'm so thankful for amazing human beings like Caroline who are leading the way and inspiring us through her most authentic story and self.

 

WHAT'S IN TODAY'S EPISODE:

Caroline’s story begins back in college, as your typical overachiever. Caroline shares her super relatable story of going down her original career path and making all of these decisions because it’s what others wanted her to do. Her story evolves from wanting to become a doctor, because she simply wanted other people to think she was smart, to today, an artist, working for herself, running her own business, and living her most authentic life that continues to evolve.

Jun 9, 2016

Sometimes our truths crush us. But sometimes it's the weight of the truth that's unbearable. And the most interesting part? Sometimes our greatest truths manifest themselves as these made-up lies to hide the truth. It's about the get real ...

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In this episode, I talk about the crushing weight of the guilt of our truths … the guilt we place upon our hearts for our big, scary truths. It’s debilitating. I open up and share about my own personal struggles with the truths of my wedding month and honeymoon, and I share how we can best overcome this guilt ... because we're not alone in the soul-crushing weight of our truths.

May 19, 2016

I'm not a mom. But some of these podcast episodes are my favorite. Getting a glimpse into the doubts and insecurities and struggles and ugly, unpretty parts of motherhood is enlightening. I love sitting down with these badass mom bosses. I'm always so inspired by everything they do - Here I am struggling to grow a business and raise a puppy. They're growing a business and raising a HUMAN!! It's no small feat. And Kaye opens up about a lot of the hard parts in this episode. 

 

WHAT'S IN TODAY'S EPISODE:

In this episode, Kaye shares her story of growing up as a chronic overachiever. She talks about starting her career and how that all changed once she became a mother. She then shares her struggles with postpartum depression, getting laid off, and transitioning into the new role of working-from-home entrepreneur and stay-at-home mom. We talk about the struggles of working from home, motherhood, and fears that hold us back. If you’re a mom, own a business, or just need to know you’re not alone in a lot of these new motherhood and boss lady struggles, this episode is for you!

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