Pimp Your Brilliance Podcast
By Monique Malcolm
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A show about brilliant people who have leveraged their passions to create their own opportunities. I share inspiring interviews and my thoughts on small business, motivation and goal setting. For more information and show notes, visit http://keepchasingthestars.com/podcast
||CleanMinisode 19: How To Start A Business When Money Is Tight||What do you do when you have an idea that can be really impactful but you don’t have the funds to invest in it? This is a dilemma that I can relate to because I’ve bootstrapped my business from the very beginning. In this episode, I share my best...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20: Stickers, Community And Connection With Maureen (Mo) Vázquez||Maureen (Mo) Vázquez is a designer, a mom to four, a child of the 80s, and a life-long sticker lover. In 2014, after a career in design and corporate brand management, she launched Pipsticks, a subscription sticker club. Pipsticks sends gorgeous,...||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #18: Unproductive Habits That Are Keeping Your Stuck And Stagnant||Are your habits and mindset getting in your way? Are they stopping you from moving forward with an idea? In this episode, I share 5 unproductive habits that are keeping you stuck, stagnant and not taking action. For show notes visit-...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19: Doing Business Your Way With Arsha Jones||Arsha Jones is a creative soul with a penchant for marketing, sales, pop culture, technology, and social media. Her website, BrandBuildLaunch.com is where she endeavors to teach others how to turn their passions into profit with physical products. In...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #17: 5 Ways To Master Your Schedule||When I poll the Keep Chasing the Stars community about issues they’re currently struggling with, overwhelmingly the answer is lack of time. I get it. There is no shortage of people, ideas or things constantly fighting for our attention. Without a...||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18: Managing Multiple Brands And Yourself With Kyshira Moffett||Have you ever thought about launching multiple brands? Well this week’s guest, Kyshira Moffett is the founder of the KSM Group, This Is Her Movement, and Life of a Bombshell Cosmetics. Kyshira S. Moffett, MBA is a digital brand strategist, content...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #16: How To Show Up For Yourself When You’re Surrounded By Awesome People||Today's episode is inspired by my recent trip to Palm Springs, Ca to attend Alt Summit. For those of you that have never heard of Alt Summit, it is a creative conference for women in the digital space. This was my 6th time attending and I walked away...||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17: Making The Transition And Finding Your Voice With Amber Wright||Ever thought about quitting your job to pursue running your side hustle full time? Well this week’s guest Amber Wright of TalktoAmber.com has recently made the transition. Amber is a communication expert, speaker, and public speaking coach....||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #15: How to Set Your Vision For The Year Ahead||Have you set your vision for this year? So many people have a difficult time finding their mojo at the beginning of a new year. You’re coming down from the high of the holiday season and closing out the previous year. Then, you’re expected...||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 16: Content, Boundaries and Making An Impact With Maya Elious||If you’re struggling to connect with your community than this week’s episode is perfect for you. I’m chatting with personal branding strategist Maya Elious. Maya teaches experts how to create curriculum-based content to grow & monetize their...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15: Being Resourceful With Monique Malcolm||This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’ve invited my friend Amber Wright on to the show to interview me. After twenty-eight episodes, I felt this was the perfect way to end the first season of the podcast. In this episode, we discuss my background,...||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #14: Finding Success By Your Own Definition||In this week’s minisode, I’m answering a listener question. Taryn asks, “At what point in your business journey did you start to truly feel successful, by your own definition?” IN THIS EPISODE I SHARE: The epiphany that shifted my view of...||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14: Becoming A Social Entrepreneur With Felecia Hatcher||This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with Felecia Hatcher of Code Fever Miami and Black Tech Week. Felecia Hatcher is a White House Award-winning entrepreneur, badass business rainmaker, best selling author, globally sought-after speaker,..||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #13: How To Overcome Idea Overwhelm||In this week’s minisode, I’m answering a listener question. Telara asks, “When you have so many creative ideas, how do you decide on which one to lead with?” This is a common issue amongst creatives who have no shortage of new ideas. ON THIS...||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13: Creating Your Own Opportunity With Ed Roth||This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with Brooklyn-based graphic designer Ed Roth of Stencil1. Stencil1 sells Ed's iconic line of stencil's and modern DIY tools. He has spent 13 years growing his stencil company and has been featured by...||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #12: 5 Reasons Why You Need the Visionary Journal||This week’s minisode is all about my passion project the Visionary Journal. After, running a successful Kickstarter campaign last year, I’ve decided to run a pre-order campaign to offset the production costs of bringing the Galaxy Visionary...||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12: Growing A Business On A Small Budget With Lindsay White||This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with Lindsay White of Lot 801. Lot801 is a children's brand for the curious littles and mums who love practical style. After building her brand so quickly through social media and PR, other small shop...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #11: The Dos and Donts of Creative Collaborations||Today we’re talking all about creative collaborations. A common struggle amongst creative entrepreneurs is trying to gain visibility and grow their brands in an increasingly noisy online space. Once I started to partner up with other people I found...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11: Blogging Best Practices With Tamara Floyd||This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with Tamara Floyd an award-winning blogger and part-time superhero. Tamara started her blog, Natural Hair Rules.com in 2008 as a creative outlet and online natural hair journal. Over the years it has...||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #10: 4 Ways to Master Your Side Hustle||In a recent listener survey, I asked: What’s one thing that you’re struggling with in your creative business? Overwhelmingly the answers the revolved around struggles related to running a side hustle while holding down a 9 to 5. If you’ve been...||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10: Pivoting to Build A Better Business with Jess Peterson||This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with Jess Peterson. Jess is the CEO & Creative Producer of Mighty Oak, a creative studio that specializes in hand-made animation and design. Since launching in May 2015, their series of...||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #9: The Nuts And Bolts Of Making A Physical Product||Have you ever wondered how to develop an idea into a physical product? How to find a manufacturer for your idea? What are minimum order quantities? How to get funding for your idea? After successfully producing several versions of the Visionary...||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBook Club: You Are A Badass At Making Money By Jen Sincero||This is the inaugural episode of the Brilliant Bitches Book Club with my co-hosts Siobhan of Be Free Project and Christa of Christa David Art. In this episode, we are discussing Jen Sincero’s latest book You Are A Badass At Making Money. If you’ve..||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9: Leaving The Safety Net Of Your Salary To Pursue Art With Christa David Myers||This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with public health researcher turned painter Christa David. Christa is a mixed media artist fusing the mediums of painting, collage and assemblage to discuss themes of faith, power, politics and...||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #8: 6 Ways To Finish The Year Strong||My grandma has this saying about September. She says, "If you let September catch you without a plan, then you might as well get ready to start saying "Happy New Year" in two weeks." I totally agree. Once September starts the holiday season rolls in...||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8: The Power Of Visual Content With XayLi Barclay||This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with visual coach and influencer XayLi Barclay. If you aren’t familiar with XayLi, she teaches aspiring Infopreneurs and Influencers how to use visual content more effectively to be more visible,...||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #7: 3 Ways To Silence The Chorus Of Fear||I wanted to title this episode 'How to silence the chorus of fear once and for all' but the truth is you are always going to have fear pop up when you're chasing your goals. It's apart of the process. Fear is natural. Your mind is a brilliant piece of..||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7: The Realities Of Running A Product Based Business With Casey Sibley||On this week’s episode, I’m chatting with Casey Sibley of Casey D. Sibley Art + Design. If you aren’t familiar with Casey’s work, she designs textiles for home goods and accessories. She has built an online retail and wholesale business from...||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #6: How to Create A New Routine In 7 Steps||One issue that comes up quite often when I’m talking to other creatives is creating and maintaining a routine. Everyone recognizes the value of having a routine but they’re unsure how to create one that works for their lifestyle and sticks. Over...||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6: Taking The Leap and Fighting The Fear With Alisha Robertson||On this week’s episode, I’m chatting with Alisha Robertson of TheAlishaNicole.com. What started out as a conversation about becoming an author through self-publishing shifted into a thoughtful chat about fear and what’s really holding people...||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #5: How to Re-evaluate Your Goals If You Aren't achieving Them||Chances are if you aren't making progress towards your goals or you're feeling discouraged after working hard towards them it's time to re-evaluate. There's a lot of experimentation in the goal setting process when you're trying to find a strategy...||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: Creating And Rocking A Niche Brand With Anthony Bencomo||This week’s podcast guest is a personal friend and fellow UCF alumni (#GoKnights). We met years ago through my now defunct clothing line, Antisparkle Apparel. Anthony "Biggie" Bencomo is a sandwich connoisseur who turned his passion into a sandwich...||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #4: 9 Tips For Rocking It At A Conference||There comes a time in every creative's life where she starts thinking about attending a conference. Meeting sponsors and other brilliant creatives face to face is an important step towards growing our businesses or landing our...||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4: Self-Care Over Everything With Tara Jefferson||This week we're talking about self-care and subscription boxes. Those two things don't necessarily sound like they go together but Tara Jefferson has merged them into a thriving community of women on fire self-care. Tara is a writer, speaker,...||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #3: Podcasting- The Good, Bad and Overwhelming||In today's not so minisode, I share what I've learned so far about podcasting. Launching and running a stand out podcast show takes a lot of work. I don't want you to feel overwhelmed so I'm offering a behind the scenes look at the equipment,...||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: Creativity, Crafting and Authenticity with Twinkie Chan||An interview with crochet designer and online personality Twinkie Chan. She designs and crochets fun, food-themed accessories like cupcake scarves, hamburger mitts, and hot dog purses. Twinkie’s unique work has been featured online, in print,...||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #2: How To Get Started With A New Idea||It can be both exciting and scary to have a new idea but many people get stuck before they get started. This is such a bummer because I know you have a fantastic idea that the world needs to experience. No need to worry, Star Chaser....||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: Building A Quirky Brand with Jacque Amadi||An interview with Jacque Amadi of Adorned By Chi. We discuss how she has created a brand for 'Misfits and Magical Girls' all centered around her love for anime. Jacque is delightfully awkward (seriously most of her answers end with her...||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode #1: Getting Things Done When You Work Full Time||Let’s be real. You have goals and dreams that exist outside of your job. Between adult responsibilities and family commitments, how do you get stuff done when your peak productivity hours happen while you’re at work? You get strategic about the...||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.1: Finding Success Without Expectation with Amber Kemp-Gerstel||An interview with Amber Kemp-Gerstel of Damask Love. We discuss how she transitioned her passion project into her full-time gig. Amber is very candid and shares openly about her first paid DIY opportunity, how she transitioned from child psychologist...||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 0: Welcome + Introduction||What does it mean to Pimp Your Brilliance? What is this show about? Answers to those burning questions in this episode.||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Dose of inspiration and can-do attitude!
Let's hear it for the awesome people doing awesome things out there! Monique brings on great people to her show, and they end up sharing their road and journey to doing what they love. It's an inspiration! Plus, they also give good practical advice on what to do now if you're a creative, entrepreneur, and/or are just trying to live a fulfilling life! I'm excited for more to come! Keep up the great work, Monique!
My New Go-To for Inspo!
I love everything about this podcast! It brings a new life to the word "inspiration". Real biz people with real biz situations & stories, and practical & sound advice for all business type people. I'm sure everyone will want to keep listening once they hear the first one. I am hooked!
I love it because it's Monique! I've followed her since I can remember and love everything about this new adventure!
Brilliant new kid on the block!!
I am a podcast junky and new full time creative entrepreneur. I'm always on the look out for new cool and insightful podcasts that can help me on my creative entrepreneurial journey. Pimp your Brilliance podcast is amazing! I love hearing the biz and life stories of other creatives. The very first interview got me fired up and wanting to pimp my brilliant blog ARTWORK and figure out ways to add more value to my readers while making money. Thanks Monique!