Denim and Pearls

Denim and Pearls

The Denim and Pearls podcast is “Business Casual with Pearls of Wisdom from The Porch”. Michelle Mras and Brian Swanson welcome you to the Porch each week to share their experiences in a work / life balance format. They share the nuances of entrepreneurship while relating them to day-to-day life with real life examples and experiences. This fun podcast brings you laughter while covering serious topics that can help anyone grow in their life and business.


April 12, 2024 33 mins

The Flow - Denim and Pearls 1015 Go with the Flow. One thing leads to another. Give a mouse a cookie. Are you following along or maybe things are just becoming overwhelming. #denimandpearlslive #podcast #keynote #theflow #colorado #worklifebalance #justforfun

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One Foot In Front Of The Other - Denim and Pearls 1014 Are you organized? We discuss some ways to keep things in organized. #denimandpearlslive #organization #keynote #changeofdiretion

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March 29, 2024 23 mins

My Way - Denim and Pearls 1013

Doing things our way is awesome. However, we should watch out for someone else's way. We never know what path it may lead us down.

#myway #denimandpearlslive #yourway #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #lifebalance

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Drop It Like It's Hot - Denim and Pearls 1012 It's about letting IT go. If it's not serving you, let it go. Look out for #1. #denimandpearlslive #keynote #entrepreneur #letitgo

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March 15, 2024 32 mins

Justifed - Denim and Pearls 1011

A crazy and serious show. We call people "stupid". But they can always justify their decisions. So, are they? Have we looked at ourselves?

#denimandpearlslive #keynote #keynotespeakers #stupidpeople #justified

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The Lucky Ones - Denim and Pearls 1010

Some things fall into you lap that seem like it's just lucky. Maybe, you just planned it that way!

#denimandpearlslive #coloradosprings #theluckyones #keynotespeaker #keynote

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Institutionalized - Denim and Pearls 1009

Sometimes we feel like we're losing our minds, but probably not.

#denimandpearlslive #keynotespeaker #worklifebalance #business #personalgrowth

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February 23, 2024 33 mins

Walk On By - Denim and Pearls 1008

This week's song title comes from Dionne Warwick. Our topic is a tribute to Black History month and more. We take on the Golden Rule and many other things in this show.

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February 22, 2024 31 mins

Lights - Denim and Pearls 1007 What do you do when the power goes off?

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February 9, 2024 32 mins

Need A Favor - Denim and Pearls 1006

We all need help and advice. Who do you ask for help? We have many resourses to choose from. We can turn to our spouse, partner, friends, experts or even look to the heavens for a favor.

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February 2, 2024 34 mins

Leader of the Band - Denim and Pearls 1005

It's all about Legacy. Who has inspired you? Who are you inspiring? We all have followed a legacy and we are leaving our legacy to others.

#legacy #leadership #inspiring #denimandpears #keynote #speaker

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I've Got The Music In Me - Denim and Pearls 1004

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January 19, 2024 30 mins

Sweet Dreams - Denim And Pearls 1002

Our dreams don't always turn out to be a reality. Are you giving up or moving on?

#sweetdreams #denimandpearlslive #denimandpearls #keynote #keynotespeaker

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January 16, 2024 29 mins

Back to Life - Denim and Pearls 0902 It's been twelve days into the new year. Where's your momentum? It's only 2 weeks out of 52. We have to keep things going. Are you? #denimandpearls #goals #backtolife #keynote

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Welcome to the Jungle - Denim and Pearls 1001

It's new day, it's a new year! Are you ready for it? In this episode Brian goes crazy with the numbers. The numbers that will help you build your business. Don't forget, you need to know YOUR numbers! You can't beat the numbers and the numbers can't beat you!

#denimandpearls #keynotespeaker #smallbusiness #welcometothejungle

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December 29, 2023 31 mins

Do You Know - Denim and Pearls 0917

Embracing the journey with a heart full of dreams and a spirit of adventure. Do you know where you're going to? Whether the path is clear or uncertain, let's find joy in the exploration, learn from the detours, and celebrate every milestone along the way. Life's a journey, not a destination. Share your aspirations and let's inspire each other to savor the adventure!


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December 22, 2023 32 mins

Winter Wonderland - Denim and Pearls - 0916

Sleigh bells are ringing. Are you listening? What is the universe calling out for to do? Are you taking that and other advice into consideration?

#denimandpearlslive #michellemras #brianswanson #business #life

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December 15, 2023 30 mins

I Believe I Can Fly - Denim and Pearls 0915 Hey amazing souls! Today, let's embrace the spirit of boundless possibilities. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and repeat after me: "I believe I can fly!" Life is an incredible journey filled with ups and downs, but in our hearts, we carry the power to soar above challenges. Whether it's conquering a personal goal, overcoming a hurdle, or simply spreading your win...

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December 8, 2023 32 mins

Happy Birthday - Denim and Pearls - 0914

As we get older things in our life change. Some things for the better, some things for the not so good. It can be as simple as the foods we eat or as wonderful as the knowledge and experiences we learn.

#denimandpearlslive #lifechanges #businessgrowth #experience

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December 1, 2023 31 mins

Denim and Pearls - Safety Dance - 0913

When we embark on a personal journey or pursuing one's goals, it can mean leaving certain people or aspects of the past behind. The idea might be that sometimes, in order to achieve success or personal growth, one has to make choices that involve moving away from familiar situations or relationships.

And as an entrepreneur we where many hats. We are the accountant, the marketer, and m...

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