In this episode of Lean the F*ck Out, we talk with Brooke Sprowl about how she is growing a therapy practice in Los Angeles, My LA Therapy, and her soon to be released book: Why You Should Date Emotionally Unavailable Men: Use Your Unhealthy Relationships to Transform Yourself and Your Love Life.
be your own boss
This week we talk with Linda Otterbridge, founder of Hook a Sista Up and purveyor of connections between women business owners. HASU is a membership based sisterhood, movement and platform for women entrepreneurs who share a common goal. “Entrepreneurship.” HASU brings women together to share valuable experiences and resources that help each other as they travel on their business journey. Linda shares the challenges and triumphs she’s seen with many women owned businesses including her own and offers great advice for making connections and getting support.
In this episode we talk with Ashley Wilson founder of Everest and Company about how she launched her online boutique e-commerce business after spending several years working in the music industry. Ashley talks about how she used social media (Snapchat in particular) in partnership with a local launch party to kickoff the company. Ashley also talks about tools like Shopify that she uses on a daily basis. She also shares a bit of her social media strategy. Lots of great info for fempreneurs and in particular those launching e-commerce businesses.
This week, we talked with co-founder of RockStar Empires, Kristina Romero about her journey going from Daytime Emmy Nominated Actress to entrepreneur and now mompreneur. She shares the importance of being a good boss to yourself, setting boundaries and creating systems to balance life and work. Learn some of her methods for separating her work stress from home life and her family. Hint, it takes a bit of work, but is possible if you are intentional about it in the right ways.
We had the opportunity to talk with entrepreneur Kristian Grant about how she embraced her entrepreneurial spirit from a young age and what she is doing now to encourage youth to build their own businesses.
Kristian talked about how to be your own boss and how she uses her daily planner to document ideas and keep on track. Kristian also shared how many of the women she coaches through business building and visioning come to her with fears that they will not be able to make their dreams happen. Kristian says that often “we bury what we love under what we think we have to do,” which leads many women entrepreneurs settling for unhappiness in their work. To push through that she says, you need to own your confidence and check in with yourself at least once a week or every day to affirm yourself that you are heading in the right direction.