Let’s be Honest...about business!

Let’s be Honest...about business!

An honest podcast all about helping small business owners in their first five years tackle those obstacles we all face when building our empire. Whether you're listening in your car, or curled up on the couch, you’ll be able to put these actions into work in your own life for a better, more sustainable business! For your chance to win coffee on me, review this podcast in iTunes! 3 winners each month! For more information visit www.ladyilgphotography.com and my Instagram @ladyilg

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November 5, 2019 23 min
I started this podcast with one goal in mind: to be honest about the things I’ve struggled with as a business owner. Well let me tell you friend, the last few months I’ve been in a dark place. And I finally said “NO” to my phone and no to the hustle! I’ve already seen a HUGE change in my mental state, and in this episode, I’m going to share it all!
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Your business should evolve and grow with you and chances are that if it is, you likely will experience a transition at one point or another...but knowing how to navigate that is so important! In today’s episode, I’ve created 5 simple steps to consider when transitioning in your business.
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There is a mental health epidemic today on our country; however, out of these struggling, entrepreneurs are 50% more likely to report having a mental health condition. In the past, people relied on their physical strength to perform tasks like farming, labor, or other work tasks. But today, good mental health is essential for knowledge work in the 21st century. This is a conversation that needs to be had, and today, I’m intervie...
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I think it’s safe to say that we will all experience fear at one point or another while running our business. But it’s what we choose to do with our fear that will either make or break it for us. When I think of someone who has learned to conquer fear in business, I can’t help but think of Danielle Ryan, owner of Lifestyle by design studio. Danielle offers amazing insight in today’s episode on how to overcome imposter syndrome, s...
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Picture this: you start your business, you're so excited about what it is that you have to offer, you open up an instagram account and you start following others in your industry because "community over competition", but then over time, you see those other creative business owners doing something in thier business that really works for them....maybe a type of promotion, or way of getting thier audience to interact with ...
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Most of life and business can be summed up in 4 different seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall. And if we manage those seasons wisely, we will grow and reap our harvest and our business will grow. In today’s episode, I talk about how to navigate each season, and also share the current season I’m in. Please remember to review this podcast for your chance to win coffee on me each month! Screenshot and share this episode if you lo...
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It can be so hard to know how to manage our own personal and business finances. Especially as a creative business owner, but luckily for all of us, Cory and Treslyn from 30 something millionaire are passionate about educating others on how to have wealth—but not just wealth for the sake of having wealth—wealth in every area of our lives. Follow Cory and Treslyn on Instagram: @thirtysomethingmillionaire Their website: https://w...
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Whether you’re just now starting your business or you’ve been hustling for years, at some point you might question: “how do I go full time?” In today’s episode, we dive into everything you need to know about going full time in your biz... Please remember to review this podcast for your chance to win coffee on me each month! Screenshot and share this episode if you loved it and remember to tag me! Visit my website: www.ladyilgpho...
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When you first started your business, you likely were taking on anything and everything that came your way, but after a while, you more than likely got to a point where you realized that in order to make your business grow, you needed to start saying “no”. Maybe you haven’t reached that point...or maybe you’re currently there and don’t know how to say no without feeling like you’re disappointing someone. Today’s episode is for you!...
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In 2017 I made the transition in my business to strictly only take on wedding jobs. Before that, I was taking on everything under the sun. Though the transition was hard, I truly had no idea how specializing in just one thing would absolutely help my business grow. Today, I’m unpacking ALL of that for you! I hope this episode inspires you to take a look at your business to see how you can make the change for more growth. Please re...
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When running a business—especially if you work from home—it can become quite difficult to learn how to balance your work and personal life. How do you create time for yourself? How do you set boundaries with your clients? Allison from As You Wish has answered all of these questions and I’m so excited to share our interview with you today! Find Allison on Instagram: @asyouwishco Alison’s website: https://www.asyouwishcolorado....
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Chances are, if you’ve listened to episode 9 and 13, you might be realizing how important story is when it comes to business...but HOW exactly is this done? We unpack all of this in episode 14. In this episode I’ll give you practical ways to find your story...your personal story and your clients stories so that you can share for impact. Please remember to review this podcast for your chance to win coffee on me each month! Screens...
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More people these days want genuine connection. We see ads and scroll right past them. So in a world where we are constantly pounded by information, how do we make our business stand out? How do we sell for impact? The simple answer: with our personal stories. No one is better at this than my sweet friend, Ashley Craft. In today’s episode we dive into just how to get our customers to fall in love with our brand through our stories...
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April 17, 2019 1 min
Just a quick update for this week! No new episode but I have some amazing content headed your way next week and the weeks to come ;).
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Is it ok to take a break when we experience the loss of a loved one? How do we let our clients know? Should our losses be something we share about publicly? How do we even continue to run our business in the midst of such a crippling loss? These are all questions we answer in today’s episode with Julie Theis—business coach and psychology marketing expert. Julie lost her dad in the beginning of 2019 and continues to show up in her ...
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Mistakes in business are inevitable and today, I’m dishing alllll the dirty deets on the mistakes I’ve made while running my business. Oh Lordy, this is a frightening one to share! But I hope you learn from my mistakes! Have a question for me? Email me at morgan@ladyilgphotography.com or reach out to me on Instagram @ladyilg Please rate and subscribe to this podcast! Each month I will be buying 3 people coffee for leaving...
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When it comes to running a business, the relationships we have can either help us succeed, or bring us down. Today, I’m really excited to bring on an amazing guest—Jessica Gillespie from White Birch Weddings and Events. We talk all about how to create and foster genuine relationships in the wedding Industry, as well as how to use those relationships to help better your business. If you’re just starting out in your creative biz, thi...
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Have you ever wondered why some businesses seem to just “get it” when it comes to marketing and selling? Today’s guest, Park Howell has cracked the code when it comes to selling your product or service, and after listening to what he has to say, you’ll want to start bringing story into your business as well. Park teaches companies how to sell for impact and make more than double what they were making before. For more information ...
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Comparison, if not checked, can often turn into envy, and today, I’m sharing the one thing I’ve personally been struggling with lately, I hope this episode helps at least one person. Have a question for me? Email me at morgan@ladyilgphotography.com or reach out to me on Instagram @ladyilg Please rate and subscribe to this podcast! Each month I will be buying 3 people coffee for leaving a review!
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March 6, 2019 39 min
Our guest today is the girl you want to go to if you want to learn how to market to a specific niche in order to book your dream clients. Molly Stevens if For the West and Wild a wedding photographer for western and boho brides. You’ll learn incredible insight from how to repel and attract, to how to create an ideal client profile and so much more! Find Molly at: www.forthewestandwild.com Instagram: @forthewestandwild For que...
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