Naptime Empires™ with Nikki Elledge Brown: Refreshingly Honest 
Conversations for Entrepreneurial Moms

Naptime Empires™ with Nikki Elledge Brown: Refreshingly Honest Conversations for Entrepreneurial Moms

There’s no one RIGHT way to raise great humans, just like there’s no one RIGHT way to build a profitable business. That’s why it’s so comforting to know you’re not the only one trying to do both at the same time. Join me (Nikki Elledge Brown) and a brilliant lineup of family-focused entrepreneurs for the Naptime Empires™ podcast - refreshingly honest conversations on the realities of parenthood + entrepreneurship. Topics include motherhood, entrepreneurship (obvs), relationships, spirituality, inspiration, success, health, and fun (remember that?).... Show More

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May 2, 2019 23 min

This episode is an audio permission slip to GO TO SLEEP, MOM.   When you're feeling tired and cranky, or maybe a bit mentally foggy and slooowwww...   When you're reaching for caffeine to make it through the afternoon or staying up way beyond everyone else's bedtime to squeeze in extra work (or Netflix, let's be honest)...   Consider, perhaps, that a bit more sleep could do you good.   [Note: This ep is for moms who have reasonable... Read more

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April 9, 2019 18 min

As moms, business owners, and HUMANS in the 21st century - there's a whole lot to keep mental track of in this lifetime. At any given moment we're holding mental space for all KINDS of tasks and to-dos... scheduling dentist appointments, emails, laundry, meals, projects, client work, personal finances... it's a lot.    Thing is - when we let #allthetasks build up, keeping squillions of mental tabs open at a given time, we drain our... Read more

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If you've ever gone a week, a month, a YEAR without posting in your "regular" schedule and you've felt a bit shamey or awkward about stepping back onto the field - this one's for you. In this episode I unpack my own process for coming back from my most recent (three month) podcast break. I share the fears and guilty shamey thoughts that creep in, the overwhelm of deciding which topic to choose (there are so manyyyyy hence the "preg... Read more

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January 2, 2019 18 min

Happy New Yeeeear! In this episode I catch you up on how we weathered the 2018 who-knows-what-day-it-is-anyway holiday vortex over here, my take on new year planning pressure (hint: you're the boss), a helpful reframe if you're feeling pressured to commit to a plan or a word or a vision you're just not seeing / feeling yet, and a simple challenge to show yourself some extra love this year (month, week, evening). Enjoy! And let me k... Read more

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For years Sarah Ancalmo-Ashman used her talents as a graphic designer, stylist, and creative director to craft visually compelling, award-winning print, digital, and television brand + advertising campaigns for brands like Estée Lauder, Ted Baker London, Vogue, Madonna, Origins, Mercedes Benz, Jimmy Fallon, and Coach. In 2012, she shifted her creative focus to collaborate with rule-breaking, name-taking female entrepreneurs + thoug... Read more

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December 17, 2018 12 min

Weird ep warning: I'm calling in a quick favor today, dude. Would LOVE and so appreciate it if you'd play along! If you've enjoyed any or all of these podcast episodes, this week I'm (selfishly and shamelessly) asking you to take two minutes (or less) to leave a rating + review to tell me so. WHY? Because I'm at the very beginning (fun AND awkward) stages of writing my first book, have NO shortage of ideas, and could use some align... Read more

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Reina Pomeroy is a speaker, coach, podcaster, founder of Reina + Co and creator of the Dreamy Client Magnet Program. In this convo we cover all kinds of life + biz goodness - from why she left her career in social work to support creative entrepreneurs, to how she intentionally created new hobbies when she realized that, well, she had none. (I can totally relate. ha) We talk about how working fewer hours has been exactly what she n... Read more

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December 3, 2018 24 min

If you're sitting on the figurative sidelines of your own life or business, feeling stuck in imposter syndrome and excuses - why you're not qualified, why your voice isn't as valuable as the so-and-so the next tab over, why it's just not the right time to share that message you genuinely feel called to share...pull up an earbud and get comfy, friend. In this ep I share some ideas / reframes to help you shift OUT of imposter syndrom... Read more

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November 26, 2018 19 min

Mom guilt gets a bad wrap. http://naptimeempires.com/003). I offer up the idea of seeing mom guilt (any guilt, and really any emotion) as valuable feedback. Instead of hot-potato'ing our way out of uncomfortable emotions, what happens if we see them as teachers and opportunities to evaluate + recalibrate? I also share a simple (not easy, but SIMPLE) exercise that has helped me take the sting out of guilt so I can GET to the point o... Read more

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Rachel Rodgers is the founder of Hello Seven + Million Dollar Badass, a mastermind for business owners who are committed AF to making seven figures. In this episode she shares how she was able to grow her business exponentially while on bed rest during her second pregnancy, what she loves about being the primary breadwinner for her fam, what’s currently lighting her up in her business and why she says her “Million Dollar Badass Fra... Read more

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In this ep I share a simple reframe that's been helping me appreciate the current moment(s) more. As opposed to arm-wrestling them, stomping my feet and asking "why isn't X happening yet?" in my most obnoxious whiney voice. LIFE SKILLS. Have a listen and give it a go - then tag me in your Instastory @nikkielledgebrown with your fave aha! SHOW NOTES: http://naptimeempires.com FB GROUP: http://naptimeempires.com/facebook INSTA: http:... Read more

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Edgar’s Laura Roeder is an amazing example of a founder who’s kicking SaaS WHILE also having young kiddos. In this episode, her take on systems, team building, and work environment will help you see what’s possible when you dream (think, plan) bigger. SHOW NOTES: http://naptimeempires.com FB GROUP: http://naptimeempires.com/facebook 

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In this episode I'm asking you to get HONEST about the why, where, what, when, and how of your online presence. In Permission to Unplug [NE 007] I shared ahas from my social-media free weekends, and that was more about CONSUMPTION. In this ep we're talking more about creation. Behind the scenes I see so many biz owners questioning if they should take a break from the internet - step away for a little bit (for a baby, for a holiday,... Read more

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Lana Shlafer is a speaker, life mastery and law of attraction coach, and creator of the Master Your Life Academy. In this convo she shares her insights on allowing support (both in motherhood and in business), the importance of alignment, practical keys to manifestation, the power of perspective, and more. Enjoy! SHOW NOTES: http://naptimeempires.com FB GROUP: http://naptimeempires.com/facebook 

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I recently returned from a ridiculously amazing trip over the rainbow -- back to Hawaii for the first time since moving to Texas one year ago! - and one of my BIGGEST reflections was the reminder that life is SO much better when it's shared with people we care about. Motherhood, entrepreneurship, even LIFE in this social media age can feel surprisingly isolating at times. In this episode I share some of my best practices for attrac... Read more

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David Siteman Garland is the creator of The Rise To The Top & Create Awesome Online Courses. Over the years he's helped thousands of his students in over 100 countries (myself included) create and sell successful online courses on everything from kindergarten teaching to snowboarding. In this convo we cover the bases... the role that discipline plays in creating a "freedom-based lifestyle" - how to use those chaotic experimental ye... Read more

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This episode was inspired by the loooong list of "personal" to dos that I've carried with me for several months since moving back to Texas from Hawaii. You know -- the to-dos you write down week after week, month after month, because you know they're air

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Chrissa Benson is a is a fitness enthusiast passionate about cooking EASY, healthy, real-food meals and finding ways to sneak in workouts, all while managing life as a military spouse and mom of two little guys. She's a super inspiring human who walks her talk -- exercising to keep her sanity - genuinely LOVES the work she does (dreaming up actual food recipes is about the farthest thing from my zone of genius) and is making a supe... Read more

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It's time to get back to basics over here - and we're starting with money mindset. If you've ever thought to yourself: “I have to be thin / organized/ otherwise perfect to be successful.” “If I’m not going to be the #1 expert in the field (#oprah), I shouldn’t even try.” “If I’m not working hard (i.e. near burnout), I don’t deserve to make money.” QUEUE this one up and repeat as needed. In this ep I review Denise Duffield-Thomas' s... Read more

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If you’re pregnant, hoping to be pregnant, or know / love someone who’s pregnant, you gotta know Suzy Ashworth. I am SO thankful our paths crossed in 2015 in my final months of pregnancy - can’t imagine prepping for my VBAC experience without her empowering affirmations in my earbuds! While she’s literally written the book (+ created a course) on positive birth experiences, Suzy’s strengths in mindset go far beyond pregnancy and bi... Read more

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