Off Brand with Dandelion

Off Brand with Dandelion
Investigating aspects of entrepreneurial life outside of the office. ie. emotional shit talking from two badass boss ladies. A Dandelion Branding Podcast

Analysis Paralysis is a Human Condition
Sep 21 • 62 min
Something that every entrepreneur deals with is analysis paralysis. This is where you overthink your choices and never make a decision. We share our experiences and our solutions in this week’s podcast.
Book Review: Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards
Sep 14 • 66 min
In this month’s book review, we talk about Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards. We both felt like while this book was filled with information, it wasn’t great as an audiobook. We went over some of the things we found helpful from this book - and some things…
Money, Mindset & Leveling Up!
Sep 7 • 74 min
This week’s episode is all about money, and more specifically the limiting money mindset many entrepreneurs (including us) face. We share some very personal stories about our own limiting beliefs, and the A-HA moment we had a few weeks ago that has…
It’s time to plan your Q4 - here’s how
Aug 31 • 70 min
In this episode, we give you a TON of new ideas for your Q4 planning - which you should legit start right now. From gift guides, early bird sales, to shipping cut off times - PLEASE take some of these ideas and roll with them - starting now!
What it’s like being an Introverted Entrepreneur
Aug 25 • 73 min
We’re both pretty introverted. Here’s how we use it to our advantage when we’re building our business.
Book Review: Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk
Aug 17 • 77 min
In this month’s Book Review Episode, we talk about Crushing it! This is actually the second time we’ve read this book, but it was no less inspiring. We give an honest review of the book itself, plus active commentary about our personal lives living the…
Customer Support & Building Better Business Structures
Jul 29 • 67 min
Our origin story began in customer support and we’ve grown to know that it’s one of the most important roles a business can have. Here we talk about why customer support is worth your investment and why they should have a seat at the decision making table.
Book Review: Influence by Dr. Robert B. Cialdini
Jul 22 • 101 min
This is our longest - and potentially most controversial - episode yet. We go over each of Cialdini’s six “weapons of influence”, defining it and relating it to what we see happening in our society - and of course how you can use them in your business.
An investigation of “smarter not harder”
Jul 8 • 66 min
This term is thrown around a lot, even within our own communication, so we thought it was time to talk about what it means and whether or not “smarter” is always better than “harder.”
Black Lives Matter
Jul 1 • 76 min
To be clear: systemic racism is a problem in our society, and it’s not just a black folks’ problem. In this episode we talk about our connections to the movement, white lady privilege, college experiences, cop culture, and “the great unlearning” (our new…
Book Review: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
Jun 24 • 77 min
We’re super jazzed about our book of this month: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown. Aside from the HUGE Thank You we have to the woman for writing the book, we both felt like we got A LOT out of it - and highly recommend it. This week’s podcast episode is our…
Everyone has an opinion
Jun 17 • 45 min
It’s hard to be faced with an opinion you don’t like but it’s part of being a human that is willing to grow. We don’t agree with the current idea floating around to ignore the people in your life that don’t have skin in your game. The real test is HOW you…
Cheer-o-phobia (fear of things going right)
Jun 10 • 77 min
It’s Aub’s turn for sharing this week - she talks about the fear/aversion of happiness, anxiety around feeling good, and shares her first memory of experiencing cherophobia in her lifetime. (also what the internet says about working through this issue)
Spoiler Alert: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
May 29 • 59 min
Every day we are responsible for how we show up. Manson drives that point home really well in his book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck - which is what we talk about in this episode! We both highly recommend the read and here’s why!
Procrastination Station
May 21 • 86 min
Courtney goes deep this week because procrastination is something she works with on a daily basis. We talk about this psychological phenomenon as it relates to anxiety, self worth, addiction, self sabotage, and self control in one of our more serious…
Work + Life … Balance?
May 13 • 81 min
We’re self-ascribed workaholics so we’re always working on our work-life balance. We talk about how we balance our schedules from across the world to talk every day, and still have time for the other parts of life! Hit us up at…
Get Real With Yourself
May 6 • 85 min
Know when to pivot, be okay with being wrong, and let go of the ego of your creation. This week we talk a lot about the objectivity of data, about being in “the dip,” and about how to know that you should keep going!
What to do when you f*ck up
Apr 29 • 58 min
Everyone makes mistakes. This week we talk about how to handle mistakes personally and as a brand. Don’t let screw ups bother you too bad because it gives you the opportunity to learn and grow. Stay transparent. Stay Accountable. And go fuck some stuff up.
Building an Online Course
Apr 22 • 64 min
We’re releasing our first course session for the Bloom Your Brand Course, and we’re talking about it on this week’s podcast. We share some of the most important things we’ve learned about the course process and how to structure it around that way people…
Finding a New Normal
Apr 15 • 51 min
Being an entrepreneur in April 2020 means currently having several layers of “connecting back with a new normal.” We talk about chaos and offer some advice on how to find balance in your days.
Ideas vs. Actions
Apr 8 • 55 min
Some people are really good at creative ideas and other people are really good at getting things done! You need both to run a biz - here’s how to strike the right balance!
Things take longer than you think they will.
Apr 1 • 58 min
In this week’s episode we talk about the SCRAMBLE - and how to get rid of it - When you’re creating your plan just build in time for QA and marketing, and leave time for shit to break - because it will (especially if you don’t plan time for it).
We’re Giving Digital Marketing Tips- Cause the World Needs It
Mar 26 • 66 min
Typically we don’t talk about digital marketing in this podcast because we talk about it everywhere else, but this episode is about what to focus on within your website right now. #1 tip: Value is the name of the game.
How to Work from Home
Mar 18 • 60 min
We’re already a digital company and we have been working from home for years - here is us talking about the best ways to get into the work from home vibe. Plus, we know it feels weird, but listen to the government right now. Don’t take advice from memes.
The Corona Episode
Mar 12 • 38 min
We’re not here to add to the pandemic panic, and we’re not 100% sure if this is some media overhype or if we should be stockpiling food and water. What we do know is that this infectious disease is effecting travel and businesses all around the world. As…
Realities of Digital Nomad-ing
Mar 4 • 75 min
Newsflash: there’s no internet on the beach. Digital nomading is actually a lovely conglomeration of stealing internet, plugs in the ceiling, internet entitlement, going with the flow, and sitting inside in beautiful places. We still highly recommend it…
Decision fatigue IS real
Feb 26 • 77 min
This episode is where we learn that making too many decisions is literally the same thing as being hangry. Also making some people put themselves into decision fatigue, the butterfly effect is a fear-based problem, and the answer to every problem is…
Partnership (the business kind)
Feb 19 • 85 min
It is NOT a secret that we highly recommend having a partner to bounce ideas off of when you run a business - but here is how our partnership actually works. PLUS our origin story!
Running a Crowdfunding Campaign
Feb 13 • 63 min
We officially launched our crowdfunding campaign - in this episode we talk through the ins and outs of our campaign; including how we choose our platform, why we decided to run it, and what we learned along the way.
Avalanche Weeks
Feb 7 • 51 min
Ode to the weeks that are personally stressful - we call those avalanche weeks. Entrepreneurs have personal lives too, and sometimes shit falls apart - how do you cope with those days? Plus Instagram and turtle shells.
Perfectionism is a Bitch
Jan 30 • 55 min
Who’s in charge here? In this episode we talk about perfectionism - how we see it manifest in the people around us and the best ways to deal with it. Bring your “I don’t care” energy to the table and push “publish” - you have to get over it if you want to…
How to Set Client Boundaries
Jan 22 • 67 min
Self discipline is the real question here - it is absolutely a client’s prerogative to ask you for more, it only benefits them. It’s your responsibility to set boundaries and be confident enough to say no… but do it in a way that makes you more money in…
Imposter Syndrome
Jan 15 • 71 min
Imposter syndrome is a bear that a lot of entrepreneurs wrestle with and it can be debilitating to your business. In this episode we talk about how to move past imposter syndrome, how to use the feeling to serve you in your business, and how actual…
Prioritize This.
Jan 8 • 62 min
How do you get navigate getting back to your priority list? In business, your number one focus should be makin’ that $$$ - otherwise you really just have a hobby. We talk about decision fatigue, prioritizing your to do list, and the importance of taking a…
Countless Hours of Free Time
Jan 2 • 92 min
Good things are always on the other side of change. This episode talks about the fear of niching down and the natural process of finding what you do and who you speak to. We know that it’s scary but more changes you make, the better you get at choosing…
Dec 25, 2019 • 71 min
Don’t listen to this until you’ve taken some time off—because that’s pretty much all we’re talking about today. The importance of time off as an entrepreneur (hint: it’s really good for your business) Also, be empathetic to the people that work for you.…
Cripplingly Independent
Dec 18, 2019 • 98 min
We’re not afraid to talk about money. Or set boundaries. Or be brutally honest about what our priorities are and what is a waste of time. This episode also captures a pivotal moment in time in which Courtney is not swayed by the potential for proper data…
Churn and Burn
Dec 11, 2019 • 85 min
This episode has lots of f*cks and gives none at all. Learn to have patience because you’re going to need it to build a business that lasts, and while you’re at it - set realistic goals. We shit talk the unrealistic goal setting of the instant…
Be Better
Dec 4, 2019 • 89 min
We’re crass. Don’t come at us. This week we talk about dealing with apathy as an entrepreneur, cancel culture, and the Tik Tok Conspiracy. Question: Investment: learning vs. gear Check out our Facebook Group, The Curious Marketer:…
Thanking the Pioneers
Nov 27, 2019 • 83 min
Nope. We don’t want to talk about kids. We go deep into the trials specific to being lady entrepreneurs in our society in this episode. At 37 minutes shit talk starts with “making excuses” and a rant about “time” and continues into us getting hot and…
Cannon Trajectory
Nov 20, 2019 • 82 min
Ghosters Beware: we’re calling you out this week, along with ripping apart some baaad advice we see all the time, and talking through the journey from being an employee to an entrepreneur.
Anxiety, Entrepreneurial Expectations, and keeping it professional.
Nov 13, 2019 • 95 min
This week we talk about our anxieties and how they work in our partnership, how entrepreneur life is hard—and anyone that tells you different is bullshitting you, we check out for 15 (not 8) minutes, and we answer an all important question…
Snake Oil Gurus
Nov 6, 2019 • 67 min
In our first ever podcast we give you a little background on who we are, and what we do! We chat about the work/life balance of entrepreneurs and the pressures of gurus to work like crazy. We talk shit about gurus that promise the world and fail to…
Off Brand with Dandelion (Trailer)
Nov 5, 2019 • 0 min