Wandering Aimfully: The Show
By Jason Zook and Caroline Zook
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We're Jason and Caroline Zook, a husband and wife team who believes life is just one big experiment. This is the show where we share our journey as we figure out this ever-changing thing called LIFE. We cover topics like running a business, traveling the world, and clawing our way out of debt—all with the hope of inspiring you to live, work and create with more intention.
||CleanWe're taking a short break...||Hey friends! We're taking a short break from podcasting to avoid burning out. With Caroline's health stuff (see the previous episode) and an impending move, we knew something had to give in our day-to-day/week-to-week lives. Don't worry, this break sh||3/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAn extremely honest conversation about anxiety||This episode will be a bit different than the rest as we share Caroline's story in dealing with anxiety. It's something she's been confronted with for years but recently it hit her extremely hard, to the point of feeling she couldn't even get out of bed||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOur secret to success (well, one of them)||We aren't going to bury the lead, our secret to success is: Doing things differently. That might sound nebulous and generic but when you dive into this week's WAIMSHOW episode you'll hear specific ways we use "doing things differently" as a filter for||2/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSimple ways to improve your time management skills||Does it feel like time is always slipping through your fingers? Are you working long hours and not seeing the monetary rewards for your efforts? This week's WAIM Show is all about time management and specifically how you can be more efficient with you||2/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat to do when you experience burnout||We've had the DISpleasure of dealing with creative burnout on more occasions than we'd like to admit. It simply seems like experiencing burnout is a right of passage when you work for yourself. But... We have a few tips on how to avoid burning out. How||2/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to deal with self-doubt and imposter syndrome||Let us start off by saying EVERYONE deals with self-doubt. Especially when it comes to running your own business or making a big change in your life, it's normal to go through imposter syndrome. One way Caroline deals with self-doubt before starting so||2/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDo you have big dreams?||What's the thing you've always dreamed of doing? That place in the world you've had on your bucket list to visit? An experience you've read about over and over? We share our big dreams, or lack thereof, in this episode. We also explore if our big dream||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Build Without Burnout Academy right for you?||Hi friend! A quick little bonusode/promosode to announce our newest program: Build Without Burnout Academy. We've created a guided 6-month program that helps client-based business owners transition into selling digital products—without burning out in||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy and when you should make a business pivot||Is your current business not quite serving you? Making a business pivot can look like many things: - Switching from one type of business to another - Scrapping all your current offerings and changing it up to something else - Getting rid of a bunch of||1/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOur unique wedding and our unconventional thoughts on marriage||A few years ago we found ourselves at an impasse: Caroline had one idea of what she wanted for our wedding and Jason had a completely different idea. While we were both 100% committed to each other and our relationship, we also found that the topic of b||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe things we wish we'd known when we started our businesses||Whether you're starting a business or you've been on your own entrepreneurial journal for over a decade like we have, we've got some lessons learned and tips for you in this episode! When was the last time you set out to plant seeds for your business?||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to plan for your dream trip and our 2019 travel plans||Taking that dream travel trip doesn't happen out of the blue. With enough planning and forward-thinking, your dream trip can be a reality with just a few simple steps we share in this week's WAIM Show episode. Some of our favorite recent trips: - Tah||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhich one of us has had more one-night stands? (WAIM After Dark #2)||This is our second "After Dark" episode of Wandering Aimfully: The Show. What happens after a healthy pour of rose and tequila? What kind of random questions did we find from the game Open Up? Which one of us has had more one-night stands?? Find the an||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur 2018 Year End Review (and 2019 Preview)||For the past few years we've written individual "Year End Reviews" but since we combined forces with Wandering Aimfully in 2018, you now get ONE review to rule them all! In this review we go over: What went well in 2018. What sucked about 2018. What su||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe power of constraints and limitations||We've come to realize that constraints and limitations don't have to be bad things. In fact, we use them to our advantage often! One of the most important parts of owning your own business is knowing how to avoid perfection and how to focus on complet||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAuthenticity isn't just a buzzword||Being authentic isn't just a tactic or strategy, it's the core of who you are as a person (and how you should run your business). The word "authenticity" can be a bit buzzword-y these days but if lots of people are talking about being more true to who||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIs minimalism right for you?||Becoming minimalists has had such a profound impact on our lives. It's not just about owning fewer things, it's about being more aware of how you live and what you let into your life. In this week's episode, we share our journey through minimalism, ho||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChanges are afoot!||Our podcast and show, Wandering Aimfully: The Show, has officially ratcheted up a notch with our brand new recording studio called: The WojPod! Our good friends Caleb and Jen Wojcik were kind enough to offer space in their home to have as a recording s||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe good, the bad, the ugly of customers||Customers are the life-blood of our online businesses but that doesn't mean we have to bend to their every whim. So, what do you do if you have a bad customer? Is it possible to ensure you only end up with good customers? We talk about a few tried and||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA conversation over tequila and wine (WAIM After Dark #1)||What type of conversation happens after we enjoy some tequila and wine? This is Wandering Aimfully, After Dark! We decided to keep things a little less formal as far as the conversation goes. We poured ourselves some adult beverages and explored these||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to handle toxic friendships||Friendships evolve throughout our lives and in this episode, we discuss how we've seen our friendships change as we've become adults. We also share specific examples of dealing with toxic friendships. Like, what happens if you want to make a big chang||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPractical ways to increase confidence||We aren't going to lie to you and say that becoming a more confident person happens just because you want it to. However, we do believe that there are practical ways you can increase confidence and we explore them in this week's episode. Because we try||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShould you co-mingle finances?||Money is a tricky subject, especially in a relationship! How do you split bills? Who pays for what at certain times? When do you decide to combine bank accounts (or do you??) These are the hard-hitting financial topics we discuss in this week's episode||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOur current marketing strategy and the future of marketing||Marketing can be something you enjoy or the part of your business you absolutely loathe (and most likely avoid). In this episode, we break down the marketing strategies we've used for the past few years. Spoiler alert: Email marketing has been THE BEST||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOur up and down journey with working out||We fully admit that our journey with physical exercise hasn't been perfect over the years. It's been hard for us to find a sustainable exercise program that we didn't hate. One of the most difficult things we explore was how much society and the people||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhen was the last time you took a big risk?||Whether it was thinking Jason could get paid to wear t-shirts for a living, Caroline quitting her perfectly great job after college, or moving clear across the country with $100,000+ in debt and almost no plan, we're no strangers to taking risks. In t||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLet’s talk about therapy and mental health||In our household we don’t see going to therapy as a weakness, we see taking care of mental health as something vitally important. Caroline shares her experiences going to three different therapists, while Jason breaks down what it’s like to support||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWho are Caroline and Jason Zook?||We weren’t bitten by any radioactive spiders (thankfully!) but we do have origin stories of our own and share them with you in this episode. We share the experiences that shaped us into the creative entrepreneurs we are today, including our upbringing||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat is Wandering Aimfully? Start here!||Who the heck are we? What is Wandering Aimfully? Is this podcast right for your earballs (aka ears)? We’re Caroline and Jason Zook, a creative husband and wife team who believe in living life and running businesses on your own terms. This episode will||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Honest conversations about Navigating Business and Life
I've been following along with Caroline for a long while and find the dynamic between these two is so entertaining. Combining forces is helping me to see different perspectives! I love watching these podcasts on Youtube. Their video content does not disappoint - both Caroline and Jason are creative and thoughtful in all aspects of delivery. I love the approach of doing things differently and the advice and stories told on this podcast are never pushy, aggressive or higher-than-thou. You can see the effort these two put into showing up for their community and I'm so grateful to be able to follow along!
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Just listened to the first episode on mental wellness and cannot thank you enough for sharing so openly and candidly about your experiences leading up to, during, and after going through therapy. I have listened to your previous podcasts (which were great, I know this one will be even better) I am a long time follower and a member of WAIM because you share so much about life and business in the service of others - Thank you Jason & Caroline!!!!