EP. 27: THE PROBLEM WITH CHASING GROWTH

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If you're listening to this podcast, it's because you want big things for yourself and your creative business! Buuuuuut are you falling into the trap of chasing growth for all the wrong reasons?

This week, we dive into why chasing growth just for the sake of someone else's definition of success can backfire in a big way and what you can focus on instead. We also tackle the value of hitting pause so that you're able to zoom out on your biz and creative work and see the big picture view of where you're taking this gorgeous business of yours and share the words we've both already chosen for ourselves in 2018!

If you find yourself wondering if there's a better way to approach business success and growth, this episode is for you!

*A note: this is our last episode of Season 1! We'll be back with news about what's next in the new year.*

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EP. 26: THE FOMO FACTOR

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A big question to consider for your business is this: why would someone buy from you when there are a million options available? Understanding this - we call it the FOMO factor - is a key to communicating the value of your creative work! 

In this episode, we talk all about how you can find your own unique FOMO factor - and start to shout it from the rooftops! If you're also tired of seeing the same ol' everything on social media, you're going to looooove this week's challenge! Here we go FOMO!

A few goodies + show notes for you: 

Feeling some FOMO about missing BrandCrush? Here's the link to our 24-hour special registration! (Open through 5pm PST on 10/24)

Alexandra Franzen

Paul Jarvis

Madewell

This week's BrandCrush:
HEYDAY online | instagram 

Knapsack

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EP. 25: WHEN EVERYTHING FEELS GD INSANE

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Riiiiggght. So what do you do when things feel gd insane? And how do you deal when you know you *should* be turning to meditation and spiritual grounding rituals, but instead, all you want to do is dive head first into the biggest jar of nutella you can get your hands on?

That's what we're talking about this week and you'll get the real-deal look at everything we've done (and continue to do) when things feel crazy and out of control. You'll also hear our new mantra for how we want to show up during these times!

A few goodies + show notes for you: 

Is your brand a hot mess or hot yes? Take our quiz and find out!

Let's be friends on Insta

Erin's RYHSY episode about melting down and recommitting

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EP. 24: BUT WHAT ABOUT FEAR, EXCUSES, AND PRETEND WORK?

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Yes. The hard truth about having a remarkable creative business is that bold moves are usually accompanied by a certain amount of fear. And that fear can often leave us prey to our excuses which sends us straight into the arms of pretend work (ahem...looking at you social media, compulsive email checking, and "research"). 

This week, we're talking about what to do instead and how you can move beyond your fear to take real strides towards the business (and life!) you want!

A few goodies + show notes for you: 

Don't Hate Your Website Webinar Replay

The BrandCrush class! (Registration is open through 10/11)

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Our BrandCrush of the week: Elise Cripe
Site | Instagram

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EP. 23: THE POWER OF ASKING FOR HELP

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In a creative business, there are about a million things to do and keep track of and one of the most important things you can learn is how to get help *when* you need it. And just like Jessie Spano learned in that oh-so-important episode of Saved by the Bell, asking for help is usually what we need to turn our ships around. 

This week, we dive into how and why getting help and hiring out when needed is crucial to your success and bust the myth that the most important thing you need to win the race is a faster boat.

If you're ready to sail into the success zone (ha!), we've got you. 

A few goodies + show notes for you: 

RSVP for the Don't Hate Your Website webinar (to attend live or get the replay!)

The BrandCrush class is coming back! Registration opens 10/4 - get the deets here!


Learn the top 5 website must-haves and the *big secret* to having a website that works for you and helps you sell, so you can focus on what you really love.

Wednesday, October 4th, 10am PST

EP. 22: BRANDCLASS: AUTHENTIC MARKETING 101

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Ahhhh marketing - the thing we all want to do more of and the thing that is simultaneously the most overwhelming! This week, we're diving deep into The 3 Big How's of Authentic Marketing. 

Because, let's face it, you can read all the online articles about the best practices of marketing (and you probably have!) but at the end of the day, you want a marketing strategy that is as unique as your business is. And we've got you covered, Sweets.

You'll also learn what a Bruno Mars dance party can do for your marketing efforts and why we're embracing the meditating owl as our new mascot!

Bonus: Authentic Marketing Cheat Sheet!

Are you ready to start sharing your work with the world in a way that is as authentic as possible? Well giddy up, Sweets. Sign up below to get our Authentic Marketing 101 Cheat Sheet to make sure you're on the right track - and to print off, put on your desk, tape to your computer...

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A few goodies + show notes for you: 

Let's be friends on instagram!
(and follow along for Truth or Dare Tuesday and FAQ Friday!)

RSVP for the 10/4 Don't Hate Your Website Webinar

The BrandCrush class is coming - want first dibs?

Show Your Work by Austin Kleon

Our BrandCrush of the Week:
Lisa Congdon: site | insta

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Have a question about branding, design, or where the heck Tiffany got those adorable hot pink headphones? Ask us, friend! Send any and all Qs to: hello@heybrandcrush.com


Learn the top 5 website must-haves and the *big secret* to having a website that works for you and helps you sell, so you can focus on what you really love.

Wednesday, October 4th, 10am PST

EP. 21: ALL ABOUT EMPOWERMENT!

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This week, we're tackling the subject of empowerment - the secret weapon every creative business needs to thrive! You'll hear us talk about how we define empowerment, how to find your own, and what to do with doubt and fear. 

Also, you'll get a fight club-worthy challenge that might just lead you to making a move that changes everything. Oh, and if you find yourself riddled with nerves, you'll hear our favorite nerve-busting moves so that you can keep your momentum going.

Hello, Empowered You. The world is so ready.

Bonus: Truth Finding Worksheet!

Are you ready to start telling some Truths, capital T?! Sign up below to get our free Truth Finding Worksheet full of bold prompts to get those truth-telling juices flowing. It's time to start sharing your Truth, Sweets, and empowering others to do the same!

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A few goodies + show notes for you: 

Let's be friends on instagram!
(and follow along for Truth or Dare Tuesday and FAQ Friday!)

RSVP for the 10/4 Don't Hate Your Website Webinar

The BrandCrush class is coming - get in the know!

AR Bernard on Super Soul Sunday

Our BrandCrush of the Week:
Kimberly Weiss: site | insta

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EP. 20: HOW TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL COPYING (AND WHERE TO FIND INSPIRATION!)

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Accidental copying. It's what we've all feared, what we've all witnessed, and what we all do so much to avoid in our own work. But accidental copying happens all the time, and this week, we're going behind the curtain to look at why it happens, how to avoid it, and where you can find inspiration that you know is authentic to you!

Our goal at BrandCrush HQ is to help you craft a brand that stands out amongst all the noise of our crazy busy online world. And it all starts with finding the right kinds of inspiration. Have a listen, and get excited. It's time to start doing things your way, Sweets! #herewego

Bonus: Radical Reinvention Checklist!

Inspired like whoa by something and wanna make it your own? We've got you! Sign up below to get our free Radical Reinvention Checklist! It'll walk you through the key questions to ask to discover why you love something so much and how to put your own spin on it to make it 100% yours.

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A few goodies + show notes for you: 

Let's be friends on instagram!
(and follow along for Truth or Dare Tuesday and FAQ Friday!)

Get on the VIP list for our next round of BrandCrush

Our BrandCrush of the week:
Austin Kleon: site | insta

Austin Kleon on RYHSY

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

Show Your Work by Austin Kleon

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EP. 19: HOW TO EVOLVE YOUR BIZ (AND WHY YOU MUST!)

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Evolution. It's a reality of being human and should be a reality of your biz. Let's face it: a creative business that's also stagnant is no fun for anyone - not for you and definitely not for your customers!

This week, we're talking all about evolution - how to recognize when it's needed, how to let go of what's not working, and how to get yourself excited for what's to come.

We also answer a listener question about how to keep a consistent feel to a brand new Instagram feed!

Bonus: The 5-Point Checklist to Change

Do you feel like it's time for a change but you're just not sure where or how to get started? Sign up below to get our free 5-Point Checklist to Change! It'll walk you through the 5 key questions to ask yourself to find clarity and help you decide if it's officially time for some ch-ch-ch-changes.

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A few goodies + show notes for you: 

Let's be friends on instagram!
(and follow along for Truth or Dare Tuesday and FAQ Friday!)

Get on the VIP list for our next round of BrandCrush

Our BrandCrush of the week:
Tiffany Han: site | insta

A Color Story app for photo editing

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EP. 18: HOW TO FIND YOUR BIZ PEEPS (AND WHY COMPETITION IS A MYTH!)

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Newsflash: competition is a myth! We KNOW it's hard to believe, but stick with us. This week, we're talking all about the value of community in your business and why it's often a good idea to become biz besties with the people you think you're in competition with.

Also, y'all, community matters the most! It's easy to feel isolated and lonely when you spend all your time with your creative work, so let yourself have some biz friends. They can make alllll the difference. 

Bonus: email scripts for the perfect ask!

So you’re finally ready to reach out and make some new online besties. Yes! But wait...What do you say? How do you say it? Well, we'll tell you!

For the person you are Instagram or Twitter besties with?
There's a script for that.
For the person you keep connecting with and wanna take it to the next level? There's a script for that.
For the person you’ve already connected with and now you'd love to collaborate? There's a script for that.

Sign up below to get our free go-to email scripts along with this week's episode cheatsheet!

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A few goodies + show notes for you: 

Let's be friends on instagram!
(and follow along for Truth or Dare Tuesday and FAQ Friday)

Get on the VIP list for our next round of BrandCrush

Our BrandCrush of the week:
Elle Luna: site | Instagram

Cyndie Spiegel

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Have a question about branding, design, or where the heck Tiffany got those adorable hot pink headphones? Ask us, friend! Send any and all Qs to: hello@heybrandcrush.com