The Digital Glue Podcast

The Digital Glue Podcast

Welcome to The Digital Glue Podcast! We think big and dream even bigger. And we never underestimate the power of a good idea. If that sounds like a lofty goal … it is. A decade ago, we founded Virtually Untangled with the goal of creating meaningful digital experiences that connect with people. We are now providing small business owners, just like you, to own your story and share it with the world! Every Tuesday morning, we will be dropping a new episode that will help you think big and dream even bigger! #UntanglingForLife #DigitalGlue #VirtuallyUntangled

Episodes

June 28, 2022 14 min

There are no guarantees in the arena. We will struggle. We will even fail. There will be darkness. But if we are clear about the values that guide us in our efforts to show up and be seen, we will always be able to find the light. We will know what it means to be brave.” ~ Brene Brown, author of Daring Greatly
 

Welcome to Episode 77:Fear, Failure And The Mystery of The Creative Life

 Human happiness is a perplexing topic to delve in...

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“By making the decision to be a boss over a bitch, that decision is half the battle.”
 

Welcome to Episode 75:How To Be A Boss Without Being A Bitch!


As women, we haven’t always had the best role models in the business world. More so now of course, but not always. 

In the big bad world of business, we’ve either worked for men, been stomped on by them, or we’ve had women bosses who are, well … giant ass bitches. 

As women, we still don’t...

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“A professional troublemaker is someone who is committed to being authentically themselves while speaking the truth and doing some scary shit.” – Luvvie Ajayi Jones, The Millennial Grind

 

Welcome to Episode 74:Becoming a Fear Fighting Professional Troublemaker


 As an entrepreneur, one must be ready to take all kinds of risks. Fearless ones, that go against the flow by thinking differently than other people -- you know, the keep calm ...

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“Sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama
 

Welcome to Episode 73:How To Manage Clients Who Become g-g-g-Ghosts

GHOSTING! Sadly, it’s a real thing in the business world. 

That’s right folks, just like the culture of “swiping right” on Tinder and all those other dating apps, ghosting isn’t just for the dating world anymore … It has spilled over into the professional aspect of our lives, with negat...
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“Dealing with team members can be difficult. But NOT dealing with them can be worse.”
 

Welcome to Episode 72:How To Fire People And Reclaim Your Joy!

 It’s the age of virtual living; you could very easily (and all too often) feel defeated and depressed just watching what everyone else is accomplishing, while you’re feeling stuck in a joyless rut on the rinse n’ repeat cycle. Some days, our self-worth plummets and as well as know too ...

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma -- which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” 
~ Steve Jobs


Welcome to Episode 71: How Many Hours A Day Do You Waste?

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“You either master money on some level, or money masters you.” ~ Tony Robbins

 

Welcome to Episode 70:Budgeting 101 - The Power of Broke

 I have a long background in the arts (both digital and with paint) and have also worked with my fair share of non-profits, so I feel like I know a thing or two about being broke. And it’s not fun! But sometimes struggling can give you a different perspective on things and can help heighten your crea...

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“Without strategy, content is just stuff, and the world has enough stuff.” ~ Arjun Basu

 

Welcome to Episode 69:Send in The Robots - How AI Makes Content Creation Easier

When it comes to making content creation, AI “robots” can make your life a heck of a whole lot easier. And save you a ton of time too!

Did you know that by 2027, the AI market is expected to reach over $267 Billion?

WOWZERS!!!!

Data is power and when it comes to content ...

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“Social media requires that business leaders start thinking like small-town shop owners. This means taking the long view and avoiding short-term benchmarks to gauge progress. It means allowing the personality, heart and soul of the people who run all levels of the business to show.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
 

Welcome to Episode 68:Is Your Content Calendar Running on Empty?


I’m assuming if you’re listening to today’s “untangling” podcast epis...

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“There are three responses to a piece of design … yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” ~ Milton Glaser
 

Welcome to Episode 67: 7 Important Questions to Ask Your Designer …


 With an abundance of easy to use, drag and drop design and web tools available at your virtual fingertips, you might be wondering, “Why should I hire a graphic design professional when I can just try to learn to do it all myself?”.

As a business owner, you...

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“Workaholics aren’t heroes. They don’t save the day, they use it up The real hero is already home … Because they figured out a faster way to get things done.” 
 ~ Jason Friend & David Heinemeier Hansson
 

Welcome to Episode 66:Get Your Creativity Working Smarter, Not Harder!


 Creativity is innovation’s spark. It starts with a problem needing a solution, or an idea that may solve a problem we didn’t even was had. Creativity is the p...

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“Good design is about making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is about making something memorable and meaningful.” ~ Ditter Rams 

Welcome to Episode 65: How to Design In Canva Like a Guru!


 As the saying goes … “good designers don’t use Canva”. But that’s not necessarily true and a bit of a stigma in today’s design world. In my personal and professional opinion, fully trained designers should know BOTH! I truly do b...

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“Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories you tell.”
 - Seth Godin
 

Welcome to Episode 64:Why Good Design Needs To Tell A Story ...

There’s always room for a story.

Graphic design is a subjective process and there is no set-in-stone "right-way" to go about it. It is a process of understanding, having realistic expectations, patience, and excellent communication (aka. “the story”) that will go a lon...

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“It’s the ‘emotional aftertaste’ that comes after an experience (even a second-hand one).” 
 - Ze Frank
 

Welcome to Episode 63:Brand Mistakes You’re Making Without Realizing

Your business’ brand identity is the torch that lights the way. It provides messaging, a voice and direction, becoming sort of an umbrella under which, all elements are shaped. If your brand identity was created using a flawed process, it could be damaging your bu...

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“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” 

Welcome to Episode 62: Imagine a World Without Spell Check …?!

Yes, some of us still remember the life before automated spell check, where if I wanted to check my spelling, it required a dictionary by my side. And a thesaurus too! But nowadays, even verbivores can’t imagine a life without it. It’s handy and free and prevents us from making a lot of ...

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March 15, 2022 11 min

“The stress itself will kill you faster than the stressor will – unless you do something to complete the stress response cycle. While you’re managing the days’ stressors, your body is managing the day’s stress. It’s absolutely essential to your well-being that you give your body the resources it needs to complete the stress response cycles that have been activated.”
 
 ~ Emily and Amelia Nagoski, Authors of ‘Burnout: The Secret to Un...

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“If the most unique ideas were obvious to everyone, there wouldn’t be entrepreneurs. The one thing that every entrepreneurial journey has in common is that there are many, many steps on the road to success.” ~ Tory Burch, CCO of Tory Burch LLC

Welcome to Episode 60: Let Me Out Conquer Fear And Build Resilience


 Real change is difficult at the beginning, but gorgeous at the end. Change begins the moment you get the courage and step ou...

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“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret to success is found in your daily routine.” ~ John Maxwell 

Welcome to Episode 59:Behind the Scenes - A Life of Organization

 Embarking on the journey towards entrepreneurship is exciting when envisioned in your mind but can be very daunting and demanding when materializing your ideas. Let me clearly state that being an entrepreneur is not for the fa...

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“Regardless of rank, people need the freedom and permission to raise their hands during a meeting to say ‘I disagree,’ or ‘I think differently.’ And they must know their opinion will be heard -- in fact, regardless of position, everyone on your team deserves to be heard. Everyone in a meeting should be considered equals.” ~ Cameron Herold, Author of ‘Meetings Suck’ 

Welcome to Episode 58: It's Time To “Mind” Your Meetings …!
 
 Yo...

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February 15, 2022 21 min

“If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.” 

Welcome to Episode 57:Laser Focused Time Blocking Tips!


 I do my best to guard my time fiercely. Which may sound a bit extreme, but it’s honestly one of the simplest and most effective tactics for anyone to live by (especially entrepreneurs). 

Why? 

Because the demands on o...

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