221: Your Clients are Not Your Billboards

*Trigger Warning: This episode mentions a story regarding drug abuse and eating disorders. Please honor your healing and proceed with caution. **Content warning: Outside of the trigger warning, this entire episode is going to go down hard. We’ve all heard that your body is not your business card- because it’s not. But let’s take that one step farther: your body …

What is tempo work and why does it work?

In a world full of CrossFit, F45, and Orange Theory type workouts- tempo work gets hardly enough recognition and praise. Tempo work is the holy grail of all things lifting. It could very well be one of the biggest things missing from your workouts. Lifting weights is all about time under tension or TUT and exhibiting control over your entire …

How to Lose the Guilt About What You Charge

Let’s say you charge $100 per hour… and part of you holds shame about it. You fell into this price point by natural progression, but you also know behind closed doors you’re like “on what planet do I live on that this is ok?!” One big reason you feel some type of way about what you charge is because you …

Make Sure You Are Getting Your Business Advice from a Credible Source

I was a business owner long before it was cool. Enter Instagram- now everyone’s an expert in business. Even after years of truly boot-strapping and figuring out business-building on my own, I *still* get overwhelmed with feelings of imposture syndrome. What the business gurus may not be telling you: Mommy and daddy gave them the capital to start their biz. …

Should You Pay Yourself First?

Old accounting methods don’t work for small business owners. Your %’s might be different! I used to skim whatever I could off the top once my expenses were paid. I paid no mind to how much my expenses were. As long as they were paid and as long as I could personally scrape on by, I was doing fine, right? …

The Empty Promises Business Coaches Make

Make money while you sleep. Work from a beach forever. Retire your spouse. Never worry about anything ever again, including money, because you’re a business owner now and with the flip of a tarot card, you too can become the captain of your own fate. I could easily sell you that life. I could easily profit off of the ease …

Is Joining an MLM the Same Thing as Owning Your Own Business?

Short Answer: No. Buying into an MLM is not the same as starting your own company. On paper, do you own the company? Does it say “[Your Name], president of XYZ MLM Company”? Do you pay taxes on the overall profit of the entire company? No? Ok. It’s not the same. The barrier to entry into pseudo- business ownership is …

Shocking Reason You’re Gaining Weight

There‘s a good chance if you feel you’re gaining weight uncontrollably it’s not because you stopped dieting… …it’s because you started dieting in the first place.   You gain weight in direct correlation with how deprived you’ve been. Diet culture is like: – ”you’re gaining weight because you’re lazy” – ”you’re gaining weight because you lack will power.” – “you …

The Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Awareness

Alternate title: HERE ARE SOME REASONS WHY WE ARE THISCLOSE TO HAVING A MELTDOWN. Let’s just get it all out there- what’s got you thisfuckingclose to having a meltdown these days? A non-exhaustive list of the potential things that 2020 has made you aware of: You were overbooked and over extending yourself before Covid forced you to pause.  Racist & …

Weighing Yourself Is A Lazy Self-Assessment Tool

Weighing yourself is the laziest and most shallow way to “see how you’re doing.” In many ways, it’s a cop out. It’s the most socially acceptable way to “keep yourself in check” without actually checking in on yourself. In other words, it’s a great avoidance tool and tactic. The scale has lead you to believe that everything that’s important about …