Classy on the Outside

Classy on the Outside

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Welcome to Classy on the Outside, where it’s all real talk about business. (And yes, sometimes we swear.) Sharing those awkward, funny or just plain cringe-worthy stories about being in business is more than just entertaining. It opens the door on the weird, unexpected stuff behind owning a business (impostor syndrome, solopreneur loneliness, client issues, pricing and so much more!) so we can all feel a little less alone and more empowered to succeed. We’re a community that’s all about being real about business. Hit ‘subscribe’ so you don’t miss an episode!


Getting Curious about Entrepreneurs & Anxiety
Nov 18 • 11 min
Anxiety creeps up in a lot of ways for business owners. Listen to this episode for a common example of how anxiety can pop up for you as an entrepreneur and learn a simple exercise to help you get the root cause of it. And, it’s the last planned episode…
How to Cope with Anxiety as an Entrepreneur - Vikki Louise
Nov 5 • 28 min
How do you cope with anxiety as an entrepreneur? We’ve all got some degree of some type of anxiety, so it’s a quest that applies to all business owners. Actually, anxiety is basically unavoidable as entrepreneurs. But coping with it while you run your…
Help for Multi-Passionate Entrepreneurs
Oct 28 • 13 min
If you haven’t heard the term “multi-passionate entrepreneur” before, it basically refers to people who have lots and lots of different interests. (It’s a Marie Forleo-ism!) These interests or passions are generally unrelated, or seemingly unrelated. It…
Creating One Business from Multiple Passions - Zanetta Kok
Oct 22 • 25 min
As human beings, we typically have more than one thing we’re interested in or super passionate about. It can seem impossible though to create one business or one brand out of those multiple interests—especially when they’re not really related. But here’s…
When is it Time to Try Something New?
Oct 15 • 13 min
You ever get stuck in a rut within your business? Sometimes, as entrepreneurs, we can get stuck without even knowing it—which kinda sucks, actually. It might be from fear of trying new things or because we tend to make up “rules” for ourselves and stick…
Dress Your Business Message - Toi Sweeney
Oct 8 • 24 min
What does it mean to “dress your message” in your business? Listen to this episode with Toi Sweeney, author of Secrets of a Well Dressed Brand, to find out! Toi is a kick-ass female entrepreneur who has an amazing sense of style. Not only that, but she…
It’s October: Have You Hit Your Business Goals?
Oct 1 • 9 min
October 1st: what is the first thing you think of? Fall colors? Pumpkin spice lattes? A slower pace? Or, is your immediate reaction a panicky, oh-no-time-is-running-out-and-my-business-isn’t-on-track? If this last one sounds more like you because you…
How to Go From Soul-Sucking Day Job to Energized Entrepreneur - Katrina Widener
Sep 24 • 24 min
How do you go from being stuck at a soul-sucking day job to being an energized entrepreneur? Today’s guest, Katrina Widener, fills us in on her journey into entrepreneurship and gives us a few pointers about being aligned with our businesses. For the…
Business and Politics: Do They Mix?
Sep 17 • 13 min
Do you mix business and politics? Or do you keep your political beliefs completely separate from your public persona, and therefore your business? This episode is not a discussion on political views. Instead, this podcast episode is kickstarting the…
Entertainment with a Side of Transformation and Manifestation with Justin Webb
Sep 10 • 35 min
This episode is a little different. It’s more for your entertainment than anything. Yes, there are some business and personal development takeaways and you’ll find some inspiration woven throughout the episode. But today’s guest, Justin Webb, is a…
The “Big” Podcast Reveal: Business Lessons Learned
Aug 27 • 10 min
You ever build up something so much that you’re terrified of it? Tune in to hear what happened when I finally announced that I was doing this podcast for female entrepreneurs. I’m also sharing some lessons learned to inspire you to tell the world about…
Productivity Tips for Female Entrepreneurs with Jodi Womack
Aug 20 • 25 min
Do you wish you could be more productive as a business owner or side hustler (or both)? Tune in to hear from Jodi Womack, author of the book Get Momentum. She drops her number one productivity tip for female entrepreneurs in addition to discussing ways…
The Business of Podcasting: a behind-the-scenes look
Aug 13 • 21 min
We need more honesty about the entrepreneurial journey. Do you agree? If so, you’ll want to listen to this episode which is an exploration of some successes and disappointments in the first year of this podcast. As always, it’s honest and real. In fact,…
From People Pleasing to Confident Solopreneur with Kathy Frogosa
Aug 6 • 31 min
What does it take to go from a people pleasing perfectionist to a confident solopreneur? Kathy Frogosa of Frogosa’s Elite Solutions joins us this week to talk about her experience with this journey. She shares her humor and a long list of great resources…
Self Care Ideas for Business Owners
Jul 30 • 14 min
The last thing the world needs is another cheesy list of ideas for business owners that’s a mile long because someone needed to take up space on the internet. Today’s episode includes an in-depth example on trying out a new self care idea, complete with…
The Importance of Self Care in Business with Adam Dince
Jul 23 • 42 min
Self care isn’t just another over-used term. It’s actually a really important concept to understand—and practice—if you run a business. Adam Dince joins us this week to talk about self care, give examples of it and offer up five great starter tips that…
What Happens When a Perfectionist is Honest in Business
Jul 16 • 14 min
All kinds of things happen when a perfectionist starts being honest in business. (And no, I’m not advocating that anyone lie.) This episode is about admitting that you don’t have all the answers, all the time. You’d be surprised at the doors it can open…
Burning Your Business Model to the Ground with Laura Pennington Briggs
Jul 9 • 23 min
Sometimes we solopreneurs and freelancers have to burn it all down to start fresh. Today’s guest shares her story and illustrates the amazing results that can materialize once you have the courage to burn down a business model that no longer serves you.…
What to Do When You Feel Stuck
Jun 25 • 14 min
As an entrepreneur, feeling stuck is especially tough. If you’ve ever been spinning your wheels and feeling stuck, tune in to this episode. You’ll find some helpful advice and a free PDF download to start uncovering your awesome-ness in order to move…
The Courage to Create Your Life with Andi Eaton
Jun 18 • 30 min
As a published author (times 2!), traveling creatIve director and consultant Andi Eaton knows a thing or two about the courage it takes to create and live the life you love. Tune in to hear what’s it’s really like to write a book and her advice for…
Classy on the Outside, Awkward on the Inside
Jun 11 • 16 min
You asked for it, you got it! Join me on this week’s episode where I share out some of the reasons why I have earned the title CAO (Chief Awkwardness Officer). And don’t leave me hanging! Join the conversation over at the Podcast Insiders group where you…
Fear & Your Business with Jane Mountain
Jun 4 • 31 min
In today’s episode, Jane Mountain of My Five Acres joins us to talk about fears. As entrepreneurs, we’ve all got ‘em! The key is figuring out whether or not they’re helpful or unhelpful fears and determining how to move past them. Jane shares her wisdom…
Show Yourself Some Grace
May 28 • 9 min
What happens when you come back from a vacation and are on the go, non-stop and now it’s another short week with too much to do? All together now: Stress! But instead of freaking out, try showing yourself some grace when you have too much going on. Take a…
From Burnt Out to Abundant with Audree Kate
May 14 • 22 min
What do you get when you have three businesses, you say yes to everything and you try to make everyone happy? Burnt out, that’s what! Audree Kate Lopez talks to us about how in the world she managed to create abundance instead of burn out while staying…
I Can Do This…But Should I?
May 7 • 13 min
It can be way too easy to get sucked into the trap of doing something just because you technically can. But, just because you CAN doesn’t mean you SHOULD. If you’re a people-pleaser, a perfectionist or someone who has just said ‘yes’ too many times and…
Business Beliefs, Boundaries & Balance with Tara Wagner
Apr 30 • 44 min
What do beliefs have to do with boundaries and balance in business? Plenty! Tara Wagner joins us to discuss the importance of mindset, setting boundaries and whether that work/life balance thing is really possible. Tune in for all of this and more,…
Perfection is a Killer
Apr 23 • 12 min
Fellow perfectionists, listen in on round 2 as I dive into some examples of how perfectionism kills off creativity and new ideas. This quick episode will help spur you on to take action on that thing in your business you’ve been putting off. And if you…
How to Fail at Being Perfect with Eff Perfect
Apr 16 • 41 min
This one’s for you, my fellow entrepreneurial perfectionists! Listen in with Jenna and Ashley of Eff Perfect as we discuss the signs of perfectionism and what to do about them when they start creeping in. This episode is practical with tips and advice but…
10 Questions to Get Clarity in Your Business
Apr 9 • 25 min
Are you feeling ‘stuck’ somewhere within your business? In today’s episode, we’ll walk through 10 questions to help you get some clarity in your business, get out of your own head and finally get un-stuck. First, be sure to grab the free 10-question…
Pivot, Quit or Succeed with Louise Henry
Apr 2 • 35 min
If you’ve ever found yourself contemplating a shift in your business or thinking about shutting it down and starting a new venture, do yourself a favor and tune in. Louise Henry joins us to discuss her three different businesses and how she decided when…
Stop Justifying Your Business
Mar 26 • 11 min
Have you ever gotten frustrated with something new that you’re trying out in your business? It’s hard enough trying something outside of our comfort zones but to make matters worse, sometimes it feels like we have to justify our actions as small business…
Courage in Business with Allison Nelson
Mar 19 • 43 min
Allison Nelson joins us today to discuss having courage in business. You as a fellow entrepreneur will totally get this, because courage is a must for being in business. You’ve got to have the courage to admit it when you’re wrong, when you need to say no…
Having Fun in Your Business
Mar 15 • 13 min
Are you allowing yourself to have fun in your business? Or are you of the mindset that work shouldn’t be fun? Listen in to find out what limiting belief may be at play and learn tips to fight the guilt that comes with it. Plus, dare to take the challenge…
Working from Home with Karima Neghmouche
Mar 5 • 32 min
Working from home comes with a ton of perks. But…things can get awkward too. Karima Neghmouche dishes on her go-to tactics to push past her inner critic, about getting ready for the day and why it’s totally okay to be multi-passionate. Plus, she shares…
From “No” to “I’ve Got This” with Dr. Darria
Feb 19 • 62 min
Doctor, author, consultant making regular appearances on CNN, Fox News and The Dr. Oz Show…is there anything Dr. Darria Long Gillespie doesn’t do? Well, tune in to find out! Dr. Darria chats with me about all things business, health and life including her…
Dealing with Overwhelm
Feb 18 • 13 min
Feeling overwhelmed? I get you. Solopreneurs have a TON of stuff to do, all the time. And no one else to do it for you! Take a listen to this short little episode and head on over to the show notes for a FREE checklist to help you deal with that…
Understanding the Impostor Complex with Tanya Geisler
Feb 7 • 64 min
By now you know about Impostor Syndrome, but do you really understand it? Tanya Geisler joins us today to dissect the Impostor Complex (it’s actually not a ‘syndrome’) and she offers up some wisdom for those of us that deal with it on the daily. If you…
From Pain to Purpose: Jaymie Gerena’s Transformational Journey
Jan 28 • 42 min
If you’ve ever felt that you just don’t fit in or that you’re not ‘enough,’ then this, my friend, is a must-listen episode for you. Join in as Jaymie Gerena shares her transformational journey from pain to purpose that began with a very dark time, then…
End of Year Recap
Jan 22 • 15 min
Even though it’s getting to be the end of January, it’s not too late to look back at your year and do a recap! What can these end of year recaps tell you? Well, for one thing it will really help you celebrate your successes if you’re someone who doesn’t…
Impostor Syndrome & Owning Your Brilliance
Jan 15 • 50 min
Have you ever been confused about how to figure out your strengths? Or whether that voice you hear is your inner critic or your intuition? Then this episode is for you! Heather Whelpley joins us with a fresh perspective on Impostor Syndrome and how women…
What are you waiting for?
Dec 31, 2018 • 4 min
Do you ever find yourself waiting? Waiting on perfection. Waiting on the new year. Waiting until you feel ‘ready.’ Stop! It’s a struggle to stop waiting and start doing sometimes, especially for those of us who are perfectionists. If you’re finding…
Building Businesses: A roller coaster journey
Dec 26, 2018 • 43 min
What does it look like to build several (!) successful online businesses? As anyone who has ever been in business knows, the journey of owning and running a business doesn’t always go the way you might think. Kate Boyd will fill you in on how she built…
Two Easy Tweaks to Get Your Christmas Spirit Back
Dec 25, 2018 • 6 min
Feeling frazzled, hurried and just kind of ‘blah’ about Christmas this year? I get it. That’s why I took a suggestion from one of my closest friends and recorded this quick little episode on the fly this Christmas morning. Take 5 and get two easy tweaks…
5 Tips to Handle Stress
Nov 27, 2018 • 15 min
Business, to-do lists, personal situations, and holidays…they all add up to stress sometimes. But what do you do when there are things you’re worried about that are over and above everyday stress? While I’m no expert at handling stress like a completely…
Undercharging in Business: The Underlying Factors
Nov 9, 2018 • 66 min
Coming up with pricing for your business is tough stuff! On the surface, it may seem easy to set pricing and stick to it. But as any business owner or freelancer knows, there are oh-so-many factors and potential pitfalls surrounding pricing. How do you…
Wracne: a rant
Nov 3, 2018 • 5 min
This is a rant that’s not entirely business related. It’s short and to the point, plus I have a feeling it’s rather relevant to most women…do you agree?
Loneliness & Boundaries: The Struggles of Entrepreneurs
Oct 24, 2018 • 39 min
Picture this: you’ve finally started that business you have dreamed of and you’re working from home. Literally a dream come true since it’s exactly what you worked for! But why does it feel so lonely?! Join Jamie Van Cuyk and me as we discuss this…
Avoiding the Negative Spiral Road
Oct 16, 2018 • 11 min
You know that feeling when little things just keep going wrong in your day? Technology fails, the internet conks out on you during a live video chat…as a business owner working from home, you get me. I started going down that negative thought spiral and…
Impostor Syndrome & The Inner D-Bag with Lauren Bacon
Oct 5, 2018 • 45 min
“I’m not good enough.” “I’m so stupid, why do I always do that?!” “What right do I have to be here? I’m no expert!” Do these thoughts sound familiar? Well, my friend, you just might have an inner douchebag. Or impostor syndrome. Perhaps even both (the…
Awkward Adventures in a Classy Town
Sep 10, 2018 • 9 min
Have you ever found yourself somewhere you just knew you were out of your league? Join me in laughing as I share my awkward Vail adventures, then tell me what experiences you’ve had that are similarly awkward. Who knows, you may be featured on an upcoming…
4 Tips to Get Your Business Brain on Track
Aug 21, 2018 • 13 min
Did you identify with yesterday’s episode and you’ve been in the place where you’re trying to work on your business but just can’t get out of your own head? Well then yesterday’s rant becomes today’s helpful tip! Today’s episode has 4 helpful tips to help…
Business Planning: Getting Out of Your Head
Aug 20, 2018 • 5 min
Have you ever sat down to create a vision for your company? Or started a business plan? If you have, then you know the frustrations that can come with it. How do you get out of your own head to get your thoughts down on paper? Tell me, because I realllly…
Cheez-Its: A Happy Accident in Business
Aug 13, 2018 • 5 min
What does a YouTube channel, a business woman and Cheez-It dust have in common? The perfect combination of classy on the outside and real on the Inside! Sometimes, happy accidents do happen in business.
Awkward Business Situations
Aug 13, 2018 • 7 min
Hey fellow business owners and entrepreneurs, have you ever been in an awkward business situation? You know the kind I mean: it’s embarrassing, mortifying and totally your own doing. Listen in, then tell me about one of your own! (Please? Seriously…don’t…
Classy on the Outside, Real on the Inside
Aug 13, 2018 • 1 min
Calling all business owners and entrepreneurs! Do you ever feel like you project this amazingly confident and poised business person who has her stuff together, but internally you feel alone and maybe a little crazy? Listen to this explanation of the COTO…