Naptime Empires™ with Nikki Elledge Brown: Refreshingly Honest Conversations for Entrepreneurial Moms
By Nikki Elledge Brown
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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?).
||CleanHow to Get Clear on Your Message [NE 039]||I've been reading some really interesting parenting books lately (will have to do full book reports in other episodes - they're REALLY good). One of my fave takeaways from Magical Parent, Magical Child, for example, is the fact that we are MEANT to...||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDear Course Collector [NE 038]||In this ep I encourage you to take an honest look at your digital library --- all the online workshops, courses, programs, books, communities you've got at your fingertips. Make a list, check it twice. Go through each resource and find at least ONE...||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy I'm Obsessed with Journaling (+ You May Be Too) [NE 037]||In this ep I'm doing my best to peer pressure you into starting (or re-starting) a regular journaling practice because IT'S FREAKING POWERFUL and easy and basically free. Doesn't have to be fancy or formal. Doesn't have to take even 10 minutes a day....||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Your Voice Matters [NE 036]||If you’re anything like …anybody… who has ever started a blog, written an article, or sent out a smoke signal to an audience of any kind, you’ve probably caught yourself thinking: “It’s already been said. (ALL OF IT.) Why would they want...||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Difference Between You + "Them" [NE 035]||Ever find yourself on the digi-sidelines watching (what feels like) everyone else building their dream lives / businesses, thinking "that couldn't be me"? Yeah - me too. And it sucks. In this episode I'm calling us OUT on that mess so we can jump into..||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo it for YOU. [NE 034]||One of the most valuable writing / speaking tips I can give to those who want to build GENUINE connection online is to write to ONE. Speaking directly to ONE singular reader (or listener, like here in the podcast!) is a simple way to help the *real...||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGet More Done in Less Time: How to Master the Micro-Hustle [NE 033]||While I'm a huge believer in trusting divine timing / enjoying what IS (see NE 031), we gotta move our feet and take ACTION to help the process along. In this episode I share how using 25-minute sprints has allowed me to refine + redefine the way I...||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNicole Walters on Family-First Entrepreneurship (+ What it’s REALLY Like to Go Viral) [NE 032]||I recently e-met the brilliant + hilarious income strategist Nicole Walters after my buddy Ari shared one of her viral videos (yes she’s had more than one!). I fell down the rabbit hole watching her videos for like 30 minutes, promptly sending her...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's the rush? (A case for slowing the eff down) [NE 031]||Your business may or may not be on the (subjectively defined) fast track right now, but one thing's for sure: Every day your kiddos are as little as they'll ever be. In this episode I examine the shortcomings of the hurry + worry method (of which I am..||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet's talk: The Season TWO Premiere [NE 030]||Welcome to Season TWO! In this episode I paint a(n audio) picture of what you can expect for this next season of #naptimeempires: one show per week (alternating solo + convos), SUPER conversational as always, and more stories, ideas, and insights from..||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's next? The Season One Finale [NE 029]||That's a wrap for season ONE of the Naptime Empires™ podcast! It's been a little while since NE 028 was published, so in this "on location" ep I recap where we've been, where we are, and where we're headed NEXT in the world of #naptimeempires. NOTE:..||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRacheal Cook on Allowing Yourself to be Supported [NE 028]||This episode is FULL. of. gems. from serial entrepreneur and mom of three, Racheal Cook. She shares the scoop on how she made the move from face-to-face work to an online model - then how she shifted from 1:1 work to more leveraged packages and...||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Have FUN with a Deadline [NE 027]||Some days you just gotta get stuff DONE. Real deadlines. Hard stops. Train is leaving the station (or in my case, the plane is leaving the airport). In this ep I share a few fun tricks I tried today to break an otherwise daunting pre-travel to-do list..||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJo Milmine on Podcasting with (Your Actual) Personality [NE 026]||If you're thinking of starting your own podcast, treat yourself to this refreshing convo with award-winning podcaster, military veteran (+ spouse!), m(u)m of two, humorous human and biz buddy o' mine, Jo Milmine. In this ep, Jo shares the story of how..||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreaking through Resistance [NE 025]||I meeeean...it happens. Resistance. Procrastination. The times when you feel so stuck that it SEEMS the only option is to raid the pantry / watch one more ep of your fave Netflix show / alphabetize the spice rack. In this ep I share my most recent...||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlexia Vernon on Overcoming Post-Partum Depression [NE 024]||We talk about PLENTY of valuable #naptimeempires lessons in this episode (like managing expectations, preparing your biz for baby, and leveraging your income), but what I’m most grateful to Lex for sharing is her experience with post-partum...||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat (+ HOW) are you celebrating? [NE 023]||I'd really love to hear your answer to this Q (so join the convo on FB!). If you're willing to SEE it, there's always SOMETHING good goin' on in your life. Are you stopping to anchor it in? If you're like me, you have a LOT of room for improvement in...||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrea Crowder & Permish to be Deliciously Selfish [NE 022]||YEP - we said it. Join Andrea Crowder, founder of The Me First Movement™ (co-founder of the misFIT Republic) and me for a refreshingly honest + inspiring conversation on building an empire while taking care of YOU. Hear how Andrea went from FT...||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDelight in the Process (#bananabundance) [NE 021]||In this ep I share the story of how planting a batch o' banana trees in our backyard has proven to be a LOT like creating this podcast. I didn't have a particular result or outcome in mind, but I've been delighted by the process. And it keeps getting...||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJennifer Kem on the Power of Resilience, Reflection, and Protecting the Asset [NE 020]||Listen in as MasterBrand™ powerhouse Jen Kem shares the highs and lows of her multimillion-dollar #naptimeempires journey - from divorce, loss, and the power of protecting the asset (YOURSELF). SHOW NOTES: www.naptimeempires.com FB GROUP:...||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReal Talk on Biz Baby Blues [NE 019]||If you've been feeling down about your business since bringing a new human onto the scene, my hope is that listening to this ep will help you feel more normal. BONUS POINTS if it inspires you to give yourself some credit and grace (rest / exploration...||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMorgan MacDonald on Making the Most of the Season You’re In [NE 018]||Listen in as Morgan MacDonald of Paper Raven Books shares the story of how she’s shifted from mom of two, freelancing during naptimes and bedtimes, to mom of FOUR leading a highly supported self-publishing empire. She and her husband traveled the...||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho do you wanna be when you grow up? [NE 017]||My little guy's first "career day" at school really got me thinking. What if, instead of asking "WHAT do you want to be when you grow up?" - implying that we've gotta fit neatly into one checkbox - we asked "Who do you want to be? What do you want to...||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMelanie Duncan on What it REALLY Takes to Design Your Dream Empire [NE 016]||You may *think* it could be de-motivating to listen to a mama who’s already built her (Insta-perfect) multimillion-dollar empires to baller status. Let me assure you: It’s anything BUT. If you’re anything like me, listening to this episode will...||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDivine Breadcrumbs: The Path to Ease-y Money™ [NE 015]||In this ep I share the power of seeing the divine breadcrumbs in your life. I also share the scoop on the game-changing work that's been helping me get my GROOVE back and reconnect with the me that I've unconsciously put on "mute" for, oh, most of my...||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNatalie Gouché on Giving Yourself Space to Create [NE 014]||Social media trainer (+ Mogul Mom) Natalie Gouché transformed her energy and profitability by giving herself space to create. (Can we say "Fridays off?" Hale YES we can.) Tune in to hear the inspiring scoop on how Natalie's daughter inspired her to...||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDear Overthinker: Let it be FUN. [NE 013]||If you're tempted to overthink, overcomplicate, and overanalyze the next (okay almost EVERY) move in your business, treat yourself to this episode. In this one I share some of my most relevant "overthinking" stories, the loving wake up calls that...||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTamsen Horton on Popsicle Sticks, Playlists, and Living a Vacationing Life [NE 012]||The brilliant Tamsen Horton is one of my dearest biz buddies - she's an author, (mam)attorney, course creator, and organizational goddess. Listen in as she shares her incredibly practical (yet playful) take on enjoying the EVERYday. SHOW NOTES:...||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAllow Yourself to Be Supported (Bring the Village Back) [NE 011]||If you need permission to ditch the supermom cape, this is it. In this ep, I'm challenging us to check the stories we're telling ourselves about *when and how* our support will manifest. To get honest about the choices we're making that are either...||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDenise Duffield-Thomas on Boundaries, Beliefs, and Babyproofing Your Business [NE 010]||Listen in to hear how money mindset mentor (+ queen o' the Lucky Bees) Denise Duffield-Thomas prepped her business for babies and manages a true "chillionaire" lifestyle while growing her empire. SHOW NOTES: www.naptimeempires.com/010 FB GROUP:...||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Commitment to Contentment [NE 009]||A wise philosopher once said, "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." kidding. Don't know who said it. But it's TRUE in the sense that contentment / joy / energy starts with US. We set the tone in our families and in our businesses. Time...||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRachel Luna on Confidence, Consistency, and The Messy Truth of Motherhood [NE 008]||This is some REAL talk with the bold and brilliant Rachel Luna. Join us for deep conversation on confidence, consistency, and the messy truths of motherhood and entrepreneurship. SHOW NOTES: www.naptimeempires.com/008 FB GROUP:...||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPermission to Unplug [NE 007]||If you're anything like me, you're more than a bit addicted to scrolling through social media. (I sometimes feel like I let myself be swallowed by the internet when I started my online business years ago.) I LOVE the power of the internet - being able..||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJadah Sellner on Building an Empire with Intention [NE 006]||Jadah Sellner is an author, international keynote speaker, poet, and serial entrepreneur who helps creative entrepreneurs build communities with love, impact & world-changing ideas at jadahsellner.com. Join us for a rich convo on the tales of her...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRed Lips + Dance Parties: A Get Dressed Challenge [NE 005]||Confession: I almost chickened out on sharing this episode because I say SEX in it. (YES, I have a husband, two biological children, and still feel like I need to whisper or spell it.) Good news, though. I'm getting over myself and sharing anyway...||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmber McCue on Systems, Planning, and the Power of a Flexible Vision [NE 004]||Amber McCue is a breath of fresh air. She launched each of her two businesses while working full-time, moms three amazing daughters (one teenager, two littles), aaand keeps life afloat even as her husband travels around the world for work. As...||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Mom Guilt and Martyrdom [NE 003]||Leave it to the BRILLIANT Liz Gilbert (via her Magic Lessons podcast) to inspire an episode I resisted creating for weeks. In this (first “real”) solo show, I share a few key quotes that’ll make you THINK: What *do* I want to do? How DO I want...||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Kristy Goodwin on Raising Kids in a Digital World [NE 002]||Tales of Spilled Milk and Screentime||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaunching a Naptime Empire™ with Nikki Elledge Brown [NE 001]||If we haven’t met yet (+ even if we have), this episode will fill you in on my backstory - personal and professional. My friend Morgan MacDonald helps me dig up all the nitty gritty details of how I went from paychecks without commas to generating...||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat to Expect When You're Listening to Naptime Empires™ [NE 000]||In this intro episode, I share my vision for this experimental season of the Naptime Empires™ podcast - including who this show is for (#spoileralert: it’s for fam-focused entrepreneurs with bright minds, kind hearts, and a good sense of humor)...||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Nikki is a breath of fresh air, with so many other voices pushing us to "GO GO GO". In these big-hearted episodes, she has a down-to-earth, hilarious way of taking the nonsense thoughts we have in our heads and calling "BS" on them.
Stylistically, she has a gift for making the listener feel like she (or he) is right there in the same room with her, talking business and motherhood over a cup of coffee. I'm so excited this podcast is here! I highly recommend this show.
Finally! A Podcast That *Gets* Me
I'm a momma and a serial entrepreneur always creating and building something that eventually feeds my family. Nikki brings *real talk* to this podcast. It's inspiring and feels like a virtual -you can do this- kinda hug. Thank you.
Always good to hear my Tx girl turned Hawaiian... (so much like me). I've been waiting to hear this since early last year and so happy it's live now! Thanks for finally bringing your own show and aloha to iTunes! Hana Hou...Hana hou!
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