Pimp Your Brilliance

Pimp Your Brilliance

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A show for side hustlers & creative entrepreneurs


88: My 5 Favorite Books About Mindset
Jul 15 • 19 min
How’s your mindset? If you strive to continue growing as a creative entrepreneur, you’ll have to upgrade your belief system every time you reach a new level. Mindset work is an ongoing process. Luckily, there are plenty of books on the subject. In…
87: Your Personal Invitation To Join The Brilliance Lounge
Jul 1 • 16 min
Today is launch day! The doors to the Brilliance Lounge have reopened and I want to personally invite you to become a member. Learn more about the membership: Show Notes - Links: Take the FREE info products quiz - Follow me on…
86: How to Create & Sell An Info Product Using Only Free Tools
Jun 24 • 22 min
It takes money to make money but that doesn’t mean you can’t get started for free. In this episode, I’m sharing free tools that you can use to create and sell your info products. Show Notes - Links: Take the FREE info products quiz - Follow me on…
85: 4 Myths That Are Holding You Back In Your Creative Business
Jun 17 • 29 min
We all have our BS (belief systems). Some of those thoughts and beliefs aren’t helping us grow but instead, they are holding us back. More than ever we need leaders. We need people to step into the things that they were called to do. In this episode,…
84: Preparing For Your First Product Launch With Beth Anne Schwamberger
Apr 15 • 41 min
Today I’m chatting with Beth Anne Schwamberger of Brilliant Business Moms about how to prepare for your first product launch. She has launched everything from a physical planner to digital classes to a Facebook Ads Intensive. Beth Anne is a wealth…
83: 5 Ways To Find Focus While Social Distancing
Apr 1 • 24 min
Today I want to address the huge elephant in the room, the COVID-19 pandemic aka the Rona. Over the past few weeks, it has completely turned everything upside down. There’s a lot of fear and uncertainty swirling around as we adjust to this new normal….
82: Systems & Productivity For Solopreneurs With Auntee Rik
Mar 18 • 37 min
In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Rikki - of AunteeRik.com about systems and productivity for solopreneurs. This is a topic that I come back to quite a bit because I receive a lot of questions about how to be more productive as a small or solo biz…
81: How I Paid Off $34k In Debt In 14 Months
Mar 4 • 28 min
Did you know that the average American household carries thousands of dollars in credit card debt? Unfortunately, I found myself with more credit card debt than I could stomach. Over the course of 14 months, I paid off $34,000 in debt. In this episode,…
80: 4 Ways To Validate A Product Idea
Feb 19 • 16 min
So you have a great idea for a product. Amazing! You’re bursting with excitement because you know this is going to be ‘the thing’ that helps your business take off. Well, let’s pause for a minute. Coming up with ideas for new products can be both…
79: The 9 Best Digital Products To Sell In 2020
Feb 5 • 21 min
Digital product sales continue to gain popularity amongst creative entrepreneurs because there’s a lower barrier to entry and they’re easier to produce than physical products. I think every creative whether you’re established or just starting…
78: 6 Must-Have Systems For Your Creative Business
Jan 15 • 23 min
Since the Pimp Your Productivity Challenge starts in a few days, I wanted to talk a bit more about exactly what a system is and why it is useful. In this episode, I share 6 must-have systems for your creative business + a few tools to help you streamline…
77: How To Have Your Best Year Ever
Jan 1 • 30 min
Are you feeling those New Year vibes yet? Show Notes - — Register for the Pimp Your Productivity challenge. Over the course of 5 days, I’m going to help you get a handle on the various tasks your business requires to function, get your…
76: 9 Ways To Prepare Your Creative Business For The New Year
Nov 13, 2019 • 27 min
Have you started to prepare your creative business for 2020 yet? Now that it’s November, I’ve been thinking about how I can prepare my business for the new year in a way that feels manageable. Right now is the perfect time to work on those…
75: How To Craft Your Yearly Plan
Oct 30, 2019 • 21 min
I love sitting down to plan and with the year coming to a close so quickly, I thought now would be the perfect time to share a few ways to prepare for the new year. I like to start planning the new year in November. I know some people don’t want to…
74: Real Talk- Your Plan Isn’t The Problem
Oct 2, 2019 • 19 min
Do you ever feel that no matter how well you plan you’re still making little progress in your creative business? It’s frustrating, isn’t it?! Real talk… your plan isn’t the problem. It’s resistance. In this episode, we’re…
73: Building A Quirky Brand With Bryanda Law
Sep 18, 2019 • 43 min
Bryanda Law is the Founder & CEO of - an online community for geeks, nerds, free spirits and the anime obsessed. Their mission is to make the fandom industry more reflective of our diverse society. So her team creates spaces for women and people…
72: How To Pitch Yourself For Podcasts
Sep 4, 2019 • 28 min
Today I’m talking about how to pitch yourself for podcasts. I’ve been wanting to do this episode for months. I’m coming from the perspective of someone who both runs a show and is actively pitching themselves to be featured on other people’s…
71: Thoughts On Crafting A Life You Love With Amy Tan
Aug 21, 2019 • 51 min
Small business owner, proud mama, and hand lettering enthusiast, Amy Tan is the founder of Amy Tangerine, a brand fully committed to providing creatives with the tools and space to see the bright, shiny side of life. In her day-to-day, Amy makes sweet…
70: 4 Tips To Overcome Burnout In Your Creative Business
Aug 7, 2019 • 24 min
At some point, every creative has to deal with burnout. It’s very common, especially amongst those of us wearing all the hats in pursuit of our passions and work that we love. What do you do when you’re burnout and struggling to find your way back?…
69: Share Your Story And Self Publish A Book With Jennifer Vassel
Jul 17, 2019 • 40 min
Jennifer Vassel is the author and founder of “I Am Unique!” - a children’s book series and self-love brand aimed to inspire girls and women to rise above their insecurities and share their unique gifts with the world. In this episode, Jennifer…
Revisting Maya Elious on Content, Boundaries And Making An Impact
Jul 10, 2019 • 32 min
In this rebroadcast, Monique sits down with personal branding strategist Maya Elious, to discuss content creation, the importance of setting boundaries and how she plans to impact 1,000 women. The Brilliance Lounge is open to new…
The Difference Between A Blog, A Brand, And A Business Model
Jul 3, 2019 • 34 min
One mistake that many creatives are making is thinking that their blog is their business model. I get plenty of emails from people asking about how to start a blog but very few ask me how to create or sell an actual product or service. In this…
Systemize Your Creative Business With Jordan Gill
Jun 19, 2019 • 53 min
Want to be more efficient in your business? Well, you’re in luck because this week I’m talking with Operations Consultant Jordan Gill. Jordan helps seasonal business owners (wedding planners, tax professionals, LSAT tutors, etc…) streamline their…
Learning The Art Of Money With Bari Tessler
Jun 12, 2019 • 54 min
Bari Tessler Linden, M.A., is a Financial Therapist, Mentor Coach, Mama-preneur, and the Founder of The Art of Money. She has guided thousands of people to new, empowered, and refreshingly honest relationships with money through her nurturing,…
Organize Your Life To Make Time For Your Passion With Nache Snow
Jun 5, 2019 • 46 min
Nache’ Snow is a designer, maker, and podcaster. Through the years she’s sold her handmade goods via Etsy, Shopify, and at farmers markets (all while having a fulltime job). She also loves to blog, teach and make videos. Her website NacheSnow.com…
Get Your Finances In Order With Iyanna Vaughn
May 29, 2019 • 46 min
Iyanna Vaughn is the owner & founder of the bookkeeping firm, Lovely Financials Group. She helps women-led empires make and manage their money to fund the lifestyle of their dreams. Running Lovely Financials Group for the past 3 years has allowed…
How To Know When It’s Time To Pivot In Your Creative Biz
May 22, 2019 • 28 min
There comes a time in every creative business where things just don’t seem to be working as well as they used to. It’s during these times when you have to decide whether you lean in, pivot or quit. In today’s episode, I’m sharing how I knew it was…
Productivity For Busy Creatives With Lori Rochino
May 15, 2019 • 48 min
Lori Rochino stumbled upon podcasting two years ago and has been hooked since. She created Simply Designed Life Podcast for entrepreneurs who want to simplify their busy lives in order to make room for the things that matter. As a podcasting and…
3 Powerful Ways To Level Up Your Mindset
May 8, 2019 • 29 min
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your mindset? Mindset work is often overlooked but it’s important whether you’re running a creative business or just trying to achieve a goal. Your mindset and readiness to believe an outcome is possible for…
Unproductive Habits That Are Keeping Your Stuck And Stagnant (Rebroadcast)
May 1, 2019 • 19 min
Are your habits and mindset getting in your way? Are they stopping you from moving forward with an idea? Our problems aren’t always a lack of information, sometimes we are the roadblock. Many times we aren’t even aware of it. In this episode, I…
Spring Clean Your Life & Biz Live From Craftcation
Apr 17, 2019 • 10 min
Today’s episode of Pimp Your Brilliance is extra special because it was partially recorded during a podcasting workshop that I taught at Craftcation: Business + Makers Conference. I asked for volunteers from the audience to offer their best tips for…
6 Steps To Get Your Goals Back On Track
Apr 3, 2019 • 29 min
Sometimes despite our best intentions, things just do not go as planned. We start the year super motivated but end up sidetracked or completely abandoning our plans. So what do you do when that happens? You fix it, of course! This week, I’m sharing…
Procrastination, Productivity & Organizing Your Time (Listener Q&A)
Mar 27, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode of Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m answering questions from the PYB community about procrastination, productivity and how to better organize your time. Show notes - Plan Your Productive Week Challenge Join this FREE…
Start A Handmade Business With Danielle Spurge
Mar 20, 2019 • 54 min
Danielle Spurge is a maker and craft business educator. Through her work at The Merriweather Council, she teaches creative people how to turn their crafty tendencies into profits. Danielle aims to inspire and support makers in business and share…
Ep. 55: What No One Tells You About Time Management
Mar 13, 2019 • 21 min
The most important lesson that I have learned about time management that no one tells you. This always makes me remember the most important lesson that I have learned about time management and productivity. Surprisingly, it’s something people…
Ep. 54: Create A Career You Love With Kimberly Cummings
Mar 6, 2019 • 50 min
How would you like to have a career that you love? The idea of creating a career that you love isn’t far fetched. It’s completely possible to do without starting your own business. This week’s guest, career and leadership…
Ep. 53: Launch Your YouTube Channel With Xayli Barclay
Feb 27, 2019 • 45 min
This is part 4 of the Fear Less series. Are you using video to grow your creative business? The majority of us are not even though we know that we should. Video is one of the fastest ways to gain an audience that knows, likes and trusts us. So it’s…
Ep. 52: Launch Your Blog With Sarah Morgan
Feb 20, 2019 • 44 min
This is part 3 of the Fear Less series. If I had a dollar for every time some told me that they wanted to start a blog, I could stop working. Seriously, it isn’t an exaggeration. Lots of people still want to launch their blogs and those same people…
Ep. 51: Plan and Host Your First Event With Siobhan Sudberry
Feb 13, 2019 • 50 min
This is part 2 of the Fear Less series. Have you dreamed of hosting your own in-person workshops, classes, and meetups for your community? Well, you’re in luck because I have Siobhan Sudberry of Be Free Project as our guest expert on hosting…
Ep. 50: Ignite Your Speaking Career With Amber Wright
Feb 6, 2019 • 51 min
If you dream of speaking at events but you’re too afraid to get started, this episode was made for you. I have my biz bestie Amber Wright back on the show today. Amber is a Communications Expert and highly sought after speaker. She is the perfect…
Ep. 49: How To Plan Your Week
Jan 30, 2019 • 25 min
Like you, I have a list of things that I would love to accomplish this year and a life that often feels like it’s bursting at the seams with all of the things left for me to complete. It’s a little overwhelming, to say the least. That’s…
Ep. 48: The 4 Essential Parts Of A Goal Action Plan
Jan 23, 2019 • 22 min
Now that we’re officially several weeks into 2019, how are your goals looking? The shiny appeal of setting goals new goals against the clean slate of a new year is wearing off. This is when the reality that it is time to get to work begins to set…
Ep. 47: How To Set S.M.A.R.T Goals The Right Way
Jan 9, 2019 • 21 min
Here we are at the start of 2019 and you know what’s on everyone’s mind? Goals!Big goals. Little goals. Impossible goals. We are all thinking about what we want to accomplish during this next trip around the sun. A few weeks ago, I had this aha…
Ep. 46: 2018 In Review- The Highs, Lows & What’s Next
Dec 19, 2018 • 38 min
This is the final episode of 2018! I can’t believe we are staring down a shiny new year already. I believe strongly in closing out the previous year in order to fully embrace the year ahead. So I thought would be fun to reflect on some of the…
Ep. 45: How To Make Your Vision Board More Effective
Dec 12, 2018 • 26 min
Today we’re talking about vision boards! Since the year is winding down, it seems like the perfect time to share a few ways that you can make your vision board more effective. However, I want to point out that you can make a vision board at any time…
Ep. 44: 3 Key Areas That You Need To Master To Achieve Your Goals Next Year
Dec 5, 2018 • 29 min
What kind of success are you dreaming about for next year? Maybe you’d like to finally launch that business or tackle a goal that has been on your someday list for too long. We all want to experience more success, but have you considered what really…
Ep. 43: Overcoming Creative Blocks And Art Licensing With Jeanetta Gonzales
Nov 28, 2018 • 52 min
Jeanetta Gonzales is a Los Angeles-based designer and artist. A lover of pattern, color, and design she works as a surface designer, graphic designer, and illustrator. With degrees in fine art and graphic design, she began her career as a graphic…
Ep. 42: Simple Ways To Plan For A Productive & Stress-Free Holiday Season
Nov 14, 2018 • 21 min
Today I want to share a few simples ways to survive the holidays while still being productive and stress-free. Let’s face it, the holiday season can be rough. I start feeling a shift in my energy around October and by the time we make it to November…
Ep. 41: Live Your Best Life Through Human Design With Aycee Brown
Nov 7, 2018 • 44 min
Aycee Brown is a Human Design Expert, the founder of Goodnight Darling Co, as well as a life and business strategist who helps people thrive and find financial success based on their aura type. She guides her clients through the process of…
Ep. 40: Become A More Confident Writer With Alexandra Franzen
Oct 31, 2018 • 55 min
Alexandra Franzen is a copywriter and writing coach, helping clients to develop podcasts, videos, websites, pitches, proposals, books, and other projects. She writes an amazing newsletter to share inspiring true stories, writing and creativity tips,…
Ep. 39: My Creative Process- How I Created The Fear Guide
Oct 24, 2018 • 23 min
For the last handful of months, you may have heard me mention my short book . Today I want to give you a backstage pass into my creative process. I’m going to walk you through what goes on when I get an idea. If you’ve ever been curious about how I…
Ep. 38: 4 Ways To Simplify Your Marketing with Kyla Roma
Oct 17, 2018 • 62 min
Kyla is a Canadian business coach and digital strategist who’s worked behind the scenes in hundreds of businesses, from six-figure brands to one woman shops. She helps business owners make their brands irresistible, profitable & simple to run so…
Ep. 37: Finding Your Passion Through Tiny Actions
Oct 10, 2018 • 33 min
“Every big thing in life is done through a series of tiny actions.” Today’s episode is inspired by a conversation that I had with my mom about how to find your passion. If I had a dollar for everytime this conversation came up I would be…
Ep. 36: 3 Key Ways To Improve Your Relationships In Business And In Life With Kate Kenfield
Oct 3, 2018 • 50 min
Kate Kenfield is a speaker, writer, and empathy educator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her workshops, talks, and writing seek to improve people’s emotional literacy, whether in a professional or personal context. Kate has also developed a unique…
Ep. 35: What’s On The Other Side Of Your Fear?
Sep 26, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode, I share my snorkeling story and how that parallels to the entrepreneurial journey. Often times we are so focused on our fear that we will risk missing out on an amazing opportunity to avoid feeling a little discomfort. Show Notes: …
Ep. 34: Ask For More out of life with Kathlyn Hart
Sep 19, 2018 • 50 min
Kathlyn Hart is a salary negotiation coach and a motivational speaker who supports ambitious women to dream big, live boldly and earn more. Through her salary negotiation boot camp “Be Brave Get Paid,” which has helped women increase their income…
Ep. 33: How To Get Your Work Out To More People (Listener Q&A)
Sep 12, 2018 • 34 min
This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, Monique & Amber answer their very first listener question! Longtime Keep Chasing the Stars supporter and young adult author, Anastasia Bolinder asks: “How can she get her books out to more people?” Learning…
Ep. 32: 3 Ways To Gain Clarity Around What You Want With Siobhan Sudberry
Sep 5, 2018 • 39 min
Siobhan Sudberry is a Clarity Cultivator, founder of BeFree Project and host of the podcast Girl Be Free. She teaches women how to get unstuck, gain clarity and cultivate the life they desire on their terms. She’s passionate about empowering women…
Ep. 31: 5 Signs You’re Ready To Hire A Coach
Aug 29, 2018 • 14 min
There comes a time in every creatives’ journey when they need additional support and guidance. Is it time to hire a coach? In this episode, I share 5 signs that it might be time to hire a coach. Show Notes: keepchasingthestars.com/31 This episode is…
Ep. 30: 3 Steal-Worthy Habits That Will Support Your Business With Sarah Von Bargen
Aug 22, 2018 • 44 min
Sarah Von Bargen is the writer behind the clever and witty blog Yes and Yes, where she helps people put their money, time, and energy where their happiness is (instead of wasting it on throw pillows and Netflix binges). She’s also the creator of Bank…
Ep. 29: 3 Key Components Of Asking For What You Want With Cyndie Spiegel
Aug 15, 2018 • 43 min
CYNDIE SPIEGEL is a Brooklyn-based small business consultant, coach, and TEDx speaker. She is also the founder of The Collective (of Us), a small business accelerator for women and The Community (of Us), an online hub for conversation and…
Ep. 28: Logging Off To Create - 5 Signs You’re In Need Of A Social Media Detox
Aug 8, 2018 • 23 min
I used to be a die-hard “You need social media to run an online business” person but lately, I’m over it. I’ve found myself trying to prove that you don’t need social media as much as you think you do. I realize that this thought process is at complete at…
6 Ways To Finish The Year Strong (Rebroadcast)
Jul 25, 2018 • 19 min
My grandma has this saying about September. She says, “If you let September catch you without a plan, then you might as well get ready to start saying “Happy New Year” in two weeks.” I totally agree. Once September starts the holiday season rolls in…
Leaving The Safety Net Of Your Salary To Pursue Art With Christa David Myers (Rebroadcast)
Jul 18, 2018 • 46 min
Christa David is a mixed media artist fusing the mediums of painting, collage, and assemblage to discuss themes of faith, power, politics, and identity. In September 2016, after years of “making art in the cracks” (nights and weekends) alongside…
Creativity, Crafting and Authenticity with Twinkie Chan (Rebroadcast)
Jul 11, 2018 • 42 min
Twinkie Chan is an online personality, Youtuber and crochet designer. She is best known for her cute food-themed crochet accessories like cupcake scarves, hamburger mitts, and hot dog purses. In this episode, we discuss how Twinkie Chan got started as a…
Finding Success Without Expectation With Amber Kemp-Gerstel (Rebroadcast)
Jul 4, 2018 • 36 min
An interview with Amber Kemp-Gerstel of Damask Love. We discuss how she transitioned her passion project into her full-time gig. Amber is very candid and shares openly about her first paid DIY opportunity, how she transitioned from child psychologist to…
Ep. 27: Better Content Creation - Part 4 - 7 Ways To Repurpose & Remix Your Content
Jun 27, 2018 • 13 min
This is part 4 of the Better Content Creation series. So far we’ve discussed the anatomy of great content, how to brainstorm content ideas and two ways to streamline your content creation. In this final episode of the series, I want to share 7 ways to…
Ep. 26: Better Content Creation - Part 3 - 2 Simple Ways To Streamline Your Content Creation
Jun 20, 2018 • 15 min
Welcome to Part 3 of the Better Content series. Today, I want to talk about how to create your content ideas in a consistent and streamlined manner. Because what good is it to have a bunch of content ideas if you don’t actually create them? In this…
Ep. 25: Better Content Creation - Part 2 - How To Brainstorm Content Ideas The Easy Way
Jun 13, 2018 • 14 min
Welcome to Part 2 of the Better Content series. Today I want to talk about how you generate stellar content ideas that attract the right people and make you look like an expert. Coming up with fresh content ideas can be a bit of a chore. In this episode,…
Ep. 24: Better Content Creation - Part 1 - The Anatomy of Great Content
Jun 5, 2018 • 20 min
It’s no longer enough to create a piece of content and hit publish. Your content needs to be great! Great content encourages your audience to share it, subscribe to your list, register for your webinars and take your challenges. Great content…
How To Get Started With A New Idea (Rebroadcast)
May 22, 2018 • 17 min
It can be both exciting and scary to have a new idea, but too many people get stuck before they get started. This is such a bummer. The world needs to experience your amazing ideas. In this minisode, I walk you through the 7 steps that you need to…
Ep. 23 Creating Better Video Content With Andrea Corson
May 16, 2018 • 41 min
Are you trying to get started using video for your brand? On today’s episode, I chat with video expert, Andrea Corson, founder of Video Pop and she shared her 8 step process for video creation. Show notes: keepchasingthestars.com/23 Show Merchandise:…
Ep. 22: 5 Lessons I Learned During My First Year Of Podcasting
May 9, 2018 • 13 min
Cue the confetti because today we are celebrating. It’s my pod-versary! It’s crazy that it has been a whole year already! Today, I’m sharing 5 lessons that I’ve learned from my guests and talking about my plans for Pimp Your Brilliance heading into…
Podcasting: The Good, Bad And Overwhelming (Rebroadcast)
May 1, 2018 • 31 min
Thinking of starting a podcast? Here’s an honest look at what is required including a peek behind the scenes at the equipment, software, and processes that I use to run my show. (original broadcast date: June 16, 2017)
Ep. 21: Bootstrapping, Blogging & Business With Meg Keene
Apr 24, 2018 • 47 min
Meg Keene is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of A Practical Wedding, which started as a Blogspot account on her kitchen table ten years ago, and is now the top independently held wedding publication in the world. In this episode, Meg talks about how A…
Minisode 19: How To Start A Business When Money Is Tight
Apr 18, 2018 • 16 min
What do you do when you have an idea that can be really impactful but you don’t have the funds to invest in it? This is a dilemma that I can relate to because I’ve bootstrapped my business from the very beginning. In this episode, I share my best advice…
Ep. 20: Stickers, Community And Connection With Maureen (Mo) Vázquez
Apr 11, 2018 • 41 min
Maureen (Mo) Vázquez is a designer, a child of the 80s, and a life-long sticker lover. After a career in design and corporate brand management, she launched Pipsticks, a subscription sticker club. In this episode Maureen shares where the idea of creating…
Minisode #18: Unproductive Habits That Are Keeping Your Stuck And Stagnant
Apr 4, 2018 • 19 min
Are your habits and mindset getting in your way? Are they stopping you from moving forward with an idea? In this episode, I share 5 unproductive habits that are keeping you stuck, stagnant and not taking action. For show notes visit-…
Ep. 19: Doing Business Your Way With Arsha Jones
Mar 28, 2018 • 36 min
Arsha Jones is a creative soul with a penchant for marketing, sales, pop culture and social media. Her website, BuildBrandLaunch.com is where she teaches others how to turn their passions into profit with physical products. In this episode, we dive into…
Minisode #17: 5 Ways To Master Your Schedule
Mar 21, 2018 • 14 min
When I poll the Keep Chasing the Stars community about issues they’re currently struggling with, overwhelmingly the answer is lack of time. I get it. There is no shortage of people, ideas or things constantly fighting for our attention. Without a…
Ep. 18: Managing Multiple Brands And Yourself With Kyshira Moffett
Mar 14, 2018 • 52 min
Have you ever thought about launching multiple brands? Well this week’s guest, Kyshira Moffett is the founder of the KSM Group, This Is Her Movement, and Life of a Bombshell Cosmetics. Kyshira S. Moffett, MBA is a digital brand strategist, content…
Minisode #16: How To Show Up For Yourself When You’re Surrounded By Awesome People
Mar 7, 2018 • 22 min
Today’s episode is inspired by my recent trip to Palm Springs, Ca to attend . For those of you that have never heard of Alt Summit, it is a creative conference for women in the digital space. This was my 6th time attending and I walked away with some…
Ep. 17: Making The Transition And Finding Your Voice With Amber Wright
Feb 21, 2018 • 36 min
Ever thought about quitting your job to pursue running your side hustle full time? Well this week’s guest Amber Wright of TalktoAmber.com has recently made the transition. Amber is a communication expert, speaker, and public speaking coach….
Minisode #15: How to Set Your Vision For The Year Ahead
Feb 14, 2018 • 21 min
Have you set your vision for this year? So many people have a difficult time finding their mojo at the beginning of a new year. You’re coming down from the high of the holiday season and closing out the previous year. Then, you’re expected…
Ep. 16: Content, Boundaries and Making An Impact With Maya Elious
Feb 7, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode, we chat with personal branding strategist Maya Elious about her humble beginnings on MySpace, best tips for creating consistent content, the importance of setting boundaries and how she plans to impact 1,000 women. For show notes visit-…
Ep. 15: Being Resourceful With Monique Malcolm
Nov 29, 2017 • 37 min
This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’ve invited my friend Amber Wright on to the show to interview me. After twenty-eight episodes, I felt this was the perfect way to end the first season of the podcast. In this episode, we discuss my background,…
Minisode #14: Finding Success By Your Own Definition
Nov 22, 2017 • 14 min
In this week’s minisode, I’m answering a listener question. Taryn asks, “At what point in your business journey did you start to truly feel successful, by your own definition?” IN THIS EPISODE I SHARE: The epiphany that shifted my view of success…
Ep. 14: Becoming A Social Entrepreneur With Felecia Hatcher
Nov 15, 2017 • 42 min
This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with Felecia Hatcher of Code Fever Miami and Black Tech Week. Felecia Hatcher is a White House Award-winning entrepreneur, badass business rainmaker, best selling author, globally sought-after speaker,…
Minisode #13: How To Overcome Idea Overwhelm
Nov 8, 2017 • 12 min
In this week’s minisode, I’m answering a listener question. Telara asks, “When you have so many creative ideas, how do you decide on which one to lead with?” This is a common issue amongst creatives who have no shortage of new ideas. ON THIS…
Ep. 13: Creating Your Own Opportunity With Ed Roth
Nov 1, 2017 • 41 min
This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with Brooklyn-based graphic designer Ed Roth of Stencil1. Stencil1 sells Ed’s iconic line of stencil’s and modern DIY tools. He has spent 13 years growing his stencil company and has been featured by…
Minisode #12: 5 Reasons Why You Need the Visionary Journal
Oct 25, 2017 • 26 min
This week’s minisode is all about my passion project the . After, running a successful Kickstarter campaign last year, I’ve decided to run a pre-order campaign to offset the production costs of bringing the Galaxy Visionary Journal back. In this…
Ep. 12: Growing A Business On A Small Budget With Lindsay White
Oct 18, 2017 • 38 min
This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with Lindsay White of Lot 801. Lot801 is a children’s brand for the curious littles and mums who love practical style. After building her brand so quickly through social media and PR, other small shop…
Minisode #11: The Dos and Donts of Creative Collaborations
Oct 4, 2017 • 16 min
Today we’re talking all about creative collaborations. A common struggle amongst creative entrepreneurs is trying to gain visibility and grow their brands in an increasingly noisy online space. Once I started to partner up with other people I found…
Ep. 11: Blogging Best Practices With Tamara Floyd
Sep 27, 2017 • 29 min
This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with Tamara Floyd an award-winning blogger and part-time superhero. Tamara started her blog, Natural Hair Rules.com in 2008 as a creative outlet and online natural hair journal. Over the years it has…
Minisode #10: 4 Ways to Master Your Side Hustle
Sep 20, 2017 • 15 min
In a recent listener survey, I asked: What’s one thing that you’re struggling with in your creative business? Overwhelmingly the answers the revolved around struggles related to running a side hustle while holding down a 9 to 5. If you’ve been…
Ep. 10: Pivoting to Build A Better Business with Jess Peterson
Sep 13, 2017 • 36 min
This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with Jess Peterson. Jess is the CEO & Creative Producer of , a creative studio that specializes in hand-made animation and design. Since launching in May 2015, their series of commercials, gifs,…
Minisode #9: The Nuts And Bolts Of Making A Physical Product
Sep 5, 2017 • 21 min
Have you ever wondered how to develop an idea into a physical product? How to find a manufacturer for your idea? What are minimum order quantities? How to get funding for your idea? After successfully producing several versions of the Visionary…
Book Club: You Are A Badass At Making Money By Jen Sincero
Aug 30, 2017 • 46 min
This is the inaugural episode of the Brilliant Bitches Book Club with my co-hosts Siobhan of Be Free Project and Christa of Christa David Art. In this episode, we are discussing Jen Sincero’s latest book You Are A Badass At Making Money. If you’ve…
Ep. 9: Leaving The Safety Net Of Your Salary To Pursue Art With Christa David Myers
Aug 30, 2017 • 45 min
This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with public health researcher turned painter Christa David. Christa is a mixed media artist fusing the mediums of painting, collage and assemblage to discuss themes of faith, power, politics and…
Minisode #8: 6 Ways To Finish The Year Strong
Aug 23, 2017 • 14 min
My grandma has this saying about September. She says, “If you let September catch you without a plan, then you might as well get ready to start saying “Happy New Year” in two weeks.” I totally agree. Once September starts the holiday season rolls in…
Ep. 8: The Power Of Visual Content With XayLi Barclay
Aug 16, 2017 • 36 min
This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with visual coach and influencer XayLi Barclay. If you aren’t familiar with XayLi, she teaches aspiring Infopreneurs and Influencers how to use visual content more effectively to be more visible,…
Minisode #7: 3 Ways To Silence The Chorus Of Fear
Aug 9, 2017 • 9 min
I wanted to title this episode ‘How to silence the chorus of fear once and for all’ but the truth is you are always going to have fear pop up when you’re chasing your goals. It’s apart of the process. Fear is natural. Your mind is a brilliant piece of…
Ep. 7: The Realities Of Running A Product Based Business With Casey Sibley
Aug 2, 2017 • 47 min
On this week’s episode, I’m chatting with Casey Sibley of Casey D. Sibley Art + Design. If you aren’t familiar with Casey’s work, she designs textiles for home goods and accessories. She has built an online retail and wholesale business from…
Minisode #6: How to Create A New Routine In 7 Steps
Jul 26, 2017 • 10 min
One issue that comes up quite often when I’m talking to other creatives is creating and maintaining a routine. Everyone recognizes the value of having a routine but they’re unsure how to create one that works for their lifestyle and sticks. Over…
Ep. 6: Taking The Leap and Fighting The Fear With Alisha Robertson
Jul 19, 2017 • 45 min
On this week’s episode, I’m chatting with Alisha Robertson of TheAlishaNicole.com. What started out as a conversation about becoming an author through self-publishing shifted into a thoughtful chat about fear and what’s really holding people…
Minisode #5: How to Re-evaluate Your Goals If You Aren’t achieving Them
Jul 12, 2017 • 11 min
Chances are if you aren’t making progress towards your goals or you’re feeling discouraged after working hard towards them it’s time to re-evaluate. There’s a lot of experimentation in the goal setting process when you’re trying to find a strategy…
Ep. 5: Creating And Rocking A Niche Brand With Anthony Bencomo
Jul 5, 2017 • 40 min
This week’s podcast guest is a personal friend and fellow UCF alumni (#GoKnights). We met years ago through my now defunct clothing line, Antisparkle Apparel. Anthony “Biggie” Bencomo is a sandwich connoisseur who turned his passion into a sandwich…
Minisode #4: 9 Tips For Rocking It At A Conference
Jun 28, 2017 • 13 min
There comes a time in every creative’s life where she starts thinking about attending a conference. Meeting sponsors and other brilliant creatives face to face is an important step towards growing our businesses or landing our…
Ep. 4: Self-Care Over Everything With Tara Jefferson
Jun 21, 2017 • 46 min
This week we’re talking about self-care and subscription boxes. Those two things don’t necessarily sound like they go together but Tara Jefferson has merged them into a thriving community of women on fire self-care. Tara is a writer, speaker,…
Minisode #3: Podcasting- The Good, Bad and Overwhelming
Jun 14, 2017 • 30 min
In today’s not so minisode, I share what I’ve learned so far about podcasting. Launching and running a stand out podcast show takes a lot of work. I don’t want you to feel overwhelmed so I’m offering a behind the scenes look at the equipment,…
Ep. 3: Creativity, Crafting and Authenticity with Twinkie Chan
Jun 7, 2017 • 40 min
An interview with crochet designer and online personality Twinkie Chan. She designs and crochets fun, food-themed accessories like cupcake scarves, hamburger mitts, and hot dog purses. Twinkie’s unique work has been featured online, in print,…
Minisode #2: How To Get Started With A New Idea
May 31, 2017 • 16 min
It can be both exciting and scary to have a new idea but many people get stuck before they get started. This is such a bummer because I know you have a fantastic idea that the world needs to experience. No need to worry, Star Chaser….
Ep. 2: Building A Quirky Brand with Jacque Amadi
May 24, 2017 • 32 min
An interview with Jacque Amadi of Adorned By Chi. We discuss how she has created a brand for ‘Misfits and Magical Girls’ all centered around her love for anime. Jacque is delightfully awkward (seriously most of her answers end with her…
Minisode #1: Getting Things Done When You Work Full Time
May 17, 2017 • 17 min
Let’s be real. You have goals and dreams that exist outside of your job. Between adult responsibilities and family commitments, how do you get stuff done when your peak productivity hours happen while you’re at work? You get strategic about the…
Ep.1: Finding Success Without Expectation with Amber Kemp-Gerstel
May 10, 2017 • 34 min
An interview with Amber Kemp-Gerstel of Damask Love. We discuss how she transitioned her passion project into her full-time gig. Amber is very candid and shares openly about her first paid DIY opportunity, how she transitioned from child psychologist…
Ep. 0: Welcome + Introduction
May 6, 2017 • 7 min
What does it mean to Pimp Your Brilliance? What is this show about? Answers to those burning questions in this episode.