Café with Monica

Café with Monica

Welcome to Café with Monica, a monthly podcast for ambitious women & entrepreneurs who are ready to make mental health a priority. Join host Monica Denais, therapist & mindset coach for entrepreneurs as she helps educate, provide advice, share tools, and interview inspiring and resilient entrepreneurs to help others overcome their everyday issues. All of this while enjoying a cup of coffee. Join Monica each month as she discusses the importance of mental health in entrepreneurship, offers practical tips and advice, and shares the stories of successful women who have overcome their own challenges to build thriving businesses. Tune in to Café with Monica for the support and guidance you need to prioritize your mental health and succeed as an entrepreneur.

Episodes

January 31, 2023 45 min
In today's episode, Elizabeth and I talk about the early stages of starting a business, and we don't hold back! We discuss what it's really like and share our own experiences, as well as some tips and advice for anyone who's thinking about starting their own business.   We also discuss some of the challenges and obstacles we faced along the way, and share some of the lessons we learned. We chat about what we wish we...
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Today I'm sharing a handful of reasons why entrepreneurs should go to therapy! Whether you need help with setting boundaries, you're battling perfectionism or procrastination, or you simply need tools to help you delegate or hand off specific tasks, this episode is for you! Let's be real, you started a business to make money and help others, but there may be certain things that can be standing in your way. I'm break...

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I am celebrating 3 years of podcasting and can’t wait to share my journey in this bonus episode and what’s next for me. I can’t express how grateful I am for your support throughout these 3 years and can’t wait to continue delivering you content you love. In this episode, I share my podcasting journey and fears I had to recently overcome. So grab your coffee or drink of choice and let’s just talk about it. Resources Mentioned: 
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    Have you ever felt the nudge to compare yourself to someone else’s life? As an entrepreneur, they don’t tell you the part where comparison likes to creep in at a moment's notice. Comparison is the process of constantly evaluating our own behavior, thoughts, emotions, relationships, businesses, house, clothes, looks, and lives to each other. It’s one of the most damaging internal narratives we can have. With comparing comes fea...

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    Do you struggle with ADHD? Did you know there’s so many misconceptions people have about what ADHD is like and even less information about how it affects women entrepreneurs? That’s why I decided to bring business coach Jessi Romero, to share her unique challenges as a female entrepreneur with ADHD. We chat about stigma in the Latinx community and cultural impact. Jessi also shares some tangible tips to help you overcome challenges...
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    Have you ever experienced that little voice inside your head that tells you're not good enough, you’re not smart enough, or confident enough and you wish you could just shut that shit down!!!!!  Well, today’s guest confidence coach Misty Nobegra shares her 3 step process on how to recognize what’s holding you back, how to move towards self-confidence, and how to become an unstoppable human. This is an episode we can all relate ...

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    Everyone tells us that entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey, but no one knows the vulnerable truth of how loneliness in entrepreneurship feels even when you are surrounded by friends and family who love you. We're afraid to let people know the reality of what's going on because we don't want to undermine our own efforts or look like we don’t have it all together.  This mindset can lead us to feeling burned out and d...

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    Do you think she just woke up one morning and said, “I’ll think I’ll go to law school (I mean be an entrepreneur) today”….😎 

     

    Okay⏸  tell me you know the scene I’m talking about because just like Elle Woods this is literally how some of us chose to become entrepreneurs. 

     

    Most entrepreneurs will tell you that starting a business is something they always felt destined to do. But a surprising number of ‘accidental’ entrepre...

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    Curious to know what it’s like to work alongside your partner in business. In today’s episode, I bring branding/boudoir photographer Joelle Elizabeth & entrepreneur/business coach Lyndon to talk all about their transition into working together. They share their story, struggles along the way, tips on how they keep a happy marriage, and how they work on their mental health through self-care.

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    January 25, 2022 16 min
    It’s a New Year and you’re ready to hit all your goals and make some serious changes, but oh here comes the self-sabotage train to fit up. Been there done that girl, and I know you deserve better whether you want to admit to yourself something has to change. Self-sabotage is when we actively or passively take actions to prevent ourselves from reaching our goals. These behaviors can affect nearly every aspect of your life that’s why...
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    Have you ever struggled with figuring out what you should be doing and constantly are listening to the world’s message of who you should be? Here’s the thing you are uniquely designed, you have innate gifts and traits that help you live your dream life effortlessly. That’s why I brought Human Design Expert Erin Claire, who is a projector by the way to share her words of wisdom on Human Design. Erin shares all about Human Design, se...

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    Have you ever stopped to wonder what scripts from others have you adopted that are not serving you? If you’d reflect back on moments in your life will you realize that many of the actions you took (or didn’t), choices you made (or didn’t), and priorities you set (or didn’t) happened by default; guided by the expectations of society and others, and not by your own inner compass. According to cognitive psychology, each of us has a li...

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    Do you struggle with time management? Did you know your time management can be a protective factor against burnout? As entrepreneurs, we get to decide when and how we show up in our business, but the shift from employee to entrepreneur can be hard if we don’t learn how to manage our time. We know we have to set our own limits and boundaries when it comes to prioritizing things in our business. In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Ama...
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    Have you ever wondered why some days you feel on top of the world and others days you feel like complete shit? Well, it may have to do with your menstrual cycle. Throughout your menstrual cycle, your hormones shift, causing you to feel and act differently depending on the time of the month. In this episode, I am joined with Leah  Brueggemann, a hormone coach, and Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutritional Practitioner, and chat al...
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    Networking is changing not only are many more of us working from home but professional and industry events of all sizes were canceled or shifted to online formats. With this shift, it may have you question how do I stand out from the crowd how do I build authentic relationships with people. In this episode, I am joined with Ana Laura a career and leadership coach who specializes in helping ambitious BIPOC women transition and eleva...

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    Do you struggle with self-care? Yes! Don’t worry many people do. Self-care is a general term that describes everything you do deliberately for your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. As simple as it sounds, many of us pay little attention to self-care. This is why ‘deliberately' is one of the most important words in the definition. You need to be conscious of your well-being before you can achieve true self-care. It st...

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    Has clutter and mess created more stress and anxiety in your life? To the brain, clutter represents unfinished business and this lack of completeness can be highly stressful for some people. Did you know there are ways to take back control of your life and it starts with your environment? In this episode, I’m joined by Lisa Tselebidis, a professional organizer and KonMari Certified consultant and we chat all about the mental health...

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    How many of you have been personally victimized by your own brain?  Like seriously we work so hard to build our business only to have self-doubt creep in to make us question everything!  If you’ve been there or you are there this episode is for you. In this solo episode, I share 8  tips for acknowledging, eliminating self-doubt, and directing your entrepreneurial energy toward more productive ways of thinking because the trust I kn...

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    Anyone else feels like the first half of the year kicked your ass? Or is it just me 😅

     

    As entrepreneurs, we all follow our own paths. 

     

    For some of us, the rise to success can be a long, slow, painful process. 

     

    For others, things just seem to magically fall into place.

     

    I believe that the latter isn’t a result of magic, however, but is a sure sign of an entrepreneur who understands the importance of learning from, adap...

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    This week’s episode is one of our past guests Susie Robb. If you have not listened to her first episode you need to. It’s episode 41 where we talk about turning pain into purpose and now we get to hear about how Susie was able to successfully run an online business during Covid-19 and how she regained back momentum to focus on herself.  I love episodes like this where I can get to catch up and see our past guests grow and scale the...

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