Better At Business
By Marina Darlow & Shanna Mann
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The reality of a sustainable, heart-centered business, stripped of the marketing copy. Marina Darlow and Shanna Mann discuss steps and systems to take your business from viability to sustainability and beyond!
||CleanEpisode 24: Our Favorite BAD Business Advice||In season II final episode we talk about our favorite BAD business advice. Show notes: 2:42 What are your competitors charging? Charge less! Is it bad advice? Seriously? But why?! (That, anabout d a rant Uber) 6:10 Oh, special and unique one,||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 23: Have you tried making things MORE challenging?||00:00 Why the counter-intuitive way of making things harder (or more challenging) makes things more satisfying 02:30 Using exercise examples-- how problem-solving during climbing engages Marina so much that she doesn’t notice how hard she’s working.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Why Manage Business Finances SEPARATELY||Show Notes: 1:31 Why you should keep your personal and business finances separate 6:14 Ideal separation of accounts vs. real life models 13:38 Crash course in Accounting 101 by Shanna 21:58 The daunting part – the setup. With examples!||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: The Bus Problem||Show Notes: 00:30 What is the bus problem and why it’s important to solve 03:00 Are you more likely to get hit by a bus or win the lottery? And which is more likely to ruin your life? 05:30 Shanna gives examples of how “the bus problem” has bit||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Why One System to Rule Them All is a BAD IDEA||Show Notes for episode 20, where we talk about using various productivity apps for specific and different purposes, for letting go of teh idea of "one big system to do everything", and disagree about using Asana and Trello. 1:36 Why using a dashboar..||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Dashboards and Project Planning - Tools for Solopreneurs||1:00 How we use (and don’t use) paper planners 3:00 Drawbacks of a pure analog system 5:00 When daily planning becomes project planning and the necessary tools required 9:00 Marina breaks down when Gantt charts are the most suitable tool 10:30 Sha||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Fundamentals of Product-Market Fit||Show notes: 01:30 Where to begin?! Figuring out product or service to market fit 05:30 When do you decide you have a business rather than having an idea? When people PAY you money. This is the first test to your product-market fit 8:30 Apprentic||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Standing Down From Crisis Mode||Episode 17: Standing Down From Crisis Mode and Getting Back to “Normal Productivity.” 1:20 Switching from a ‘wartime footing’ to a ‘peacetime footing’ (and Marina has the best real life example of this) 4:30 Why it’s not about ‘flipping||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: DEALING with EXTERNAL vs. INTERNAL CRISIS WHAT’S DIFFERENT?||In this episode we're talking about our (very different!) perspectives on dealing with crisis, whether external or self-imposed.Show notes: 1:37 Why is “War Footing” so seductive, to the point of being addictive? 4:34 External crisis vs. int||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Getting Back to Normal After "Crunch Time"||How to get back to normal after a “crunch time” 1:00 How Shanna handles the post-crunch collapse 3:00 Marina talks about her own “crunchiest crunch time collapse” 5:00 How to return to normal “RPMs” 8:00 Shanna and Marina discuss||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Choosing YOUR Coach: What to AVOID||In this episode we talk about our coaching experience: warning signs, finding the right match, and hilarious experiences in-between Show notes: 00:45 How Shanna chooses her coaching clients 3:11 Stages of Business: Baby, Emerging, Established: the||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Premier E13: Why Do New Year's Resolutions Never Work?||We discuss New Year’s Resolutions. Are they important? Aren’t they? What works? 1:30 Shanna talks about the risks associated with “winning” at your New Year’s Resolutions. 3:00 What is a New Year’s Resolution anyway? 8:00 How habits tie int||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE 12: Charlie Gilkey - Lessons in COURAGE for the functionally delusional, like us||Today, for the Grand Finale of our first season, we have a guest we’re both super-excited about - Charlie Gilkey! Charlie is the founder of Productive Flourishing, that’s been enabling Creative Giants realize their impact on the world for over a||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11: Discussing Failure and What Constitutes “Successful Failure”||Discussing Failure and What Constitutes “Successful Failure” 1:45 - Shanna’s “superhuman” reaction to failure.3:05 - The correct ‘philosophy of failure’.5:44 - How to avoid the feeling of failure when comparing yourself to others.8:50||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10: The unexpected power of PLAY with Dr. Kirsten Milliken||This week we interview Dr. Kirsten Milliken of PLAYDHD fame. She's a phychologist, and ADHD Coach, and Author and a champion for PLAY. 3:51 Working better and playing better - alone or with another person? 6:26 Play beyond ball and sandbox - t||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9: Ever thought of DECADENCE as a Planning tactic?||Ever thought of DECADENCE as a Planning tactic? 0:25 Why Decadence in the first place? 3:01 The Framework for using Decadence as means of Getting Things Done Marina’s blog post about Decadence as a tactic (and a #MomWin) 6:10 what happens when yo||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8: Helen Tremethick - Wolves are Pack Animals - We Need To Connect First||Wolves are Pack Animals -- We Need To Connect First With us this week is Helen Tremethick, founder of The Communications Distillery, word weaver and client communicator extraordinaire. 2:00 The insight that made Helen better at business 7:00 The||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7: How We Sew Our Systems and Tools Together||How we sew our systems and tools together 01:10 - How Marina plans and her favorite tools 06:30 - Marina’s physical workspace 09:45 - “Once you know the trick, it’s not a trick anymore” - As true of Gantt charts as it is of shoes 10:45 - Shanna||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6: Michelle Nickolaisen - The 'Secret' Everyone KNOWS but nobody DOES||With us this week is Michelle Nickolaisen of Bombchelle.com, freelancer, creative and woman-about-the-internet. 0:30 Michelle’s favorite nerdy thing: D&D live play podcasts. The Adventure Zone, Friends at the Table, Godsfall for the diversity and||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: Transitions as Part of Your Personal Time Structure||Two polar Opposite approaches to time management (0:36) Losing momentum from task to task - how to transition better (5:06) Building Personal Transition rituals (11:07) “Clear to Neutral” ritual - what’s the most important part? (13:24)||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
We think it's awesome, but we'd LOVE your feedback!
Hello our wonderful listeners,
Our first full experimental season of Better at Business podcast is live!
We did everything we could to make it fun and value-packed.
But's not about what we think, it's about YOU. So let us know what's you think - what are the most interesting episodes, who were your favorite guests, which topics were the most relevant for **your** business.