EffortLess Podcast - Episode 4: Trust

 
 
 

A QUICK NOTE:

Ooookay folks, so this is episode 4 and we’re FINALLY getting out of the everything-is-hard part of business and into the real, exciting changes. I know it must be so strange to want to share all the hard stuff from the beginning, but I really feel like it’s relatable in so many ways to the struggles I hear from others and my hope really was to emphasize this idea that a) you’re not alone, b) you’re not the only one that didn’t have overnight success, and c) things do get better in business.

 
 

SHOWNOTES:

  • 1:44 Where we left off in her business

  • 2:38 Why you should make a list of the things that you do and do not like as a business owner

  • 4:41 Why it is hard to convince yourself to do something new and different

  • 5:15 Why listening to your gut is helpful

  • 9:34 How desperation can come from income inconsistency

  • 12:49 What niching can do for your business

  • 15:31 How to tune into that gut feeling to feel good about your decisions

  • 17:40 Why you should figure out what does not light you up + getting rid of it

  • 18:51 How adapting in your business can make your business feel effortless

 


Hi! I’m Kaitlyn. I work with creative entrepreneurs with mile long to do lists and dreams of making big impact while growing a sustainable business that they actually love. Looking for a designer? Let's set up a time to chat!

If you’re new(ish) to this business thing, or just a little stuck, this is for you!

 

EffortLess Podcast - Episode 3: Desperation

 
 
 

A QUICK NOTE:

Today’s episode is about a really scary feeling in business or life... desperation. Desperate times do not need to call for desperate measures. Desperate times instead should call for you to STOP. Stop all this effort-ing and should-ing and reckless abandon. Stop, assess and evaluate, get some help potentially, and resolve the issue.

This episode and episode 2 (which is about burnout) go hand in hand, because these events were happening at the around same time and they both were big ah-ha moments that I know others can learn from.

So while the previous episode had a lot of personal details, I wanted to show you a bit of how burnout was showing up in my business around this time and some major things to think about and work on in your own business.

 
 

SHOWNOTES:

  • 1:40 Where Kaitlyn was at this point in her business

  • 7:38 Why you need to stop, before continuing

  • 8:37 What desperate times DO call for

  • 11:06 How you can’t do it all

  • 13:22 How to fully assess what is going to move you forward

 


Hi! I’m Kaitlyn. I work with creative entrepreneurs with mile long to do lists and dreams of making big impact while growing a sustainable business that they actually love. Looking for a designer? Let's set up a time to chat!

If you’re new(ish) to this business thing, or just a little stuck, this is for you!

 

EffortLess Podcast - Episode 2: Burnout

 
 
 

A QUICK NOTE:

Today’s episode is about something I am sure A LOT of you have experienced - it’s almost like a dirty word in business… burnout.

If you’ve been there, you KNOW how much burnout sucks. It’s like feeling mentally and physically exhausted and uninspired and just bad.

In my own experience my worst bout of burnout (try saying that five times fast) happened for one main reason: I would never say NO. So here’s your takeaway: Be WILLING to say NO. Be willing to look at something and recognize when it’s not a right fit, for whatever reason, and decline accepting it into your life or your business. You can set whatever boundaries you want, you are allowed to say NO.

 
 

SHOWNOTES:

  • 1:23 What burnout is + why you have to learn to say no

  • 7:25 Why you should be introspective + what a victim complex is

  • 12:00 What made Kaitlyn realize she had a victim complex

  • 16:05 How to move past feeling negative about issues + saying no

  • 18:15 Why you have to open yourself to an abundance mindset

  • 19:55 How to have the business you really want

 


Hi! I’m Kaitlyn. I work with creative entrepreneurs with mile long to do lists and dreams of making big impact while growing a sustainable business that they actually love. Looking for a designer? Let's set up a time to chat!

If you’re new(ish) to this business thing, or just a little stuck, this is for you!

 

EffortLess Podcast - Episode 1: Failure

 
 
 

A QUICK NOTE:

Today’s episode is about something we business owners don’t necessarily LOVE to talk about - FAILURES. Mistakes! The bad stuff! The part that doesn’t get a beautiful stock photo on Instagram, right?! We don’t glorify all the shitty stuff, right?!

But first I want you to know one thing: every thing that you consider a failure is a lesson. Every misstep or mistake can be a huge learning opportunity. And if you PUT IN THE WORK, you can overcome whatever adversity your business faces. Hell, you can overcome anything!

 
 

SHOWNOTES:

  • 2:28 Why Kaitlyn loved reading blogs + how it influenced her

  • 3:53 How Etsy was what she though her dreams were made of

  • 6:55 Why her life was not making her fulfilled before she started her business

  • 8:18 How having an online business was her rope out of her “hole”

  • 9:40 Why becoming a business owner was a scary thing

  • 11:53 What her biggest failure of her own business was at the beginning

  • 15:07 Why you need to put in the work

  • 20:31 Why failures don’t exists + how to move forward

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Hi! I’m Kaitlyn. I work with creative entrepreneurs with mile long to do lists and dreams of making big impact while growing a sustainable business that they actually love. Looking for a designer? Let's set up a time to chat!

If you’re new(ish) to this business thing, or just a little stuck, this is for you!

 

EffortLess Podcast - Episode 0: Intro to EffortLess

 
 
 

A QUICK NOTE:

This episode is the introduction to season 1 of the Effortless Podcast. The Effortless Podcast was born out of a desire to share key lessons and takeaways I’ve learned (the hard way, most of the time) over the past 3 years as I’ve gone from stumbling around this online business world, to creating something that is sustainable, profitable, and enjoyable (and I should also say achievable - this isn’t about overnight successes, y’all!). I’m excited for you to take a listen!

 
 

SHOWNOTES:

  • 1:21 A little background on why Kaitlyn has created this podcast

  • 2:56 What is in store for Season 1

  • 4:49 What to expect throughout Effortless

  • 6:27 Who Kaitlyn is + what she does

  • 7:13 What her hope for this podcast is

 


Hi! I’m Kaitlyn. I work with creative entrepreneurs with mile long to do lists and dreams of making big impact while growing a sustainable business that they actually love. Looking for a designer? Let's set up a time to chat!

If you’re new(ish) to this business thing, or just a little stuck, this is for you!