We All Start at the Bottom SL029

episode 29 of the smutlancer -- we all start at the bottom

This week’s episode is a bit rambling, likely a lot ranty, and in my defense, I was tired, lol. Okay so that’s not a good reason, but it’s one of those weird topics where I don’t want anyone to feel discouraged, but the truth might hurt. No one makes their top price when they get…

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Getting Comfortable with Self-Promotion SL028

episode 28 of smutlancer podcast discusses getting comfortable with self-promotion

This week, I’m going with a theme — self-promotion. On Monday we talked about what’s not working, and on Friday, we’ll talk about what good self-promotion looks like. Today, though, let’s focus on getting comfortable with it. If promoting yourself makes you slightly uncomfortable, you’re not alone. In this episode: This week’s episode is brought…

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When the Motivation Just Isn’t There SL027

episode 27 of the smutlancer podcast discusses motivation

Anyone who tries to tell you that you have to feel motivated to work towards your dreams and goals all the time is probably full of BS. Sometimes motivation is in short-supply. The options are to push forward anyway or to take a break until you’re ready to start again. Both are valid options —…

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When Your Mind Lies to You SL026

smutlancer podcast episode 26 discusses imposter syndrome, anxiety, and when our brains lie to us

In this week’s episode, I talk about imposter syndrome and anxiety but our brains can make us believe things that aren’t true for a lot of other reasons. Mental illness is very real. I don’t offer solutions to every situation, only what’s worked for me in the past. Most importantly, I want to remind you…

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Knowing When to Quit SL025

Smutlancer podcast episode 25 discusses knowing when to quit

I’m one of those cheerful, optimistic, and determined people that doesn’t talk much about quitting. Mostly because I’ll (usually) do everything in my power to avoid it. But sometimes, the best choice you can make for yourself, your goals, and your sanity is to quit what isn’t working. So let’s talk about that on the…

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Slow Progress Isn’t a Sign of Failure SL024

Slow Progress Isn't Failure - podcast episode 24

I admit to going on a tangent in this one, but the overall message is pretty clear (hopefully): Slow progress isn’t a sign of failure. No shame if you’re moving at the speed of a sloth, y’all. In this episode: This week’s episode is brought to you by QuickBooks Self Employed. The overnight success probably…

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Dealing with Fear SL023

episode 23 of the Smutlancer podcast about dealing with fear

Fear seems to be on my mind this week. First a blog post (link below) and now 35 minutes on the topic in the podcast. We can’t always conquer fear, but we can learn how to run through, work around it, and deal with it. I hope these tips help you deal with your fear.…

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How to Take Small Steps to Achieve Your Big Goals SL022

how to use small steps to achieve long term goals

I never feel like I’m going enough or that I’ll ever reach my own goals, and I know other smutlancers feel the same way. Part rant, part ramble, here are my tips for how to take small steps to keep moving forward to achieve your big goals — especially when it seems like you’ll never…

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You Do What Others Won’t SL021

episode 21 of The Smutlancer podcast discussing what makes you unique

When I found myself recording multiple podcast episodes in the midnight hour between Monday night and Tuesday morning, I started thinking about all the things you and I do to make our dreams a reality. It was time to celebrate it — and I may or may not encourage you to play a silly “drinking…

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Saying Yes Even When You Don’t Think You’re Qualified SL020

episode 20 of the smutlancer podcast about saying yes even when you don't think you're qualified for the job

Once you begin to make money as a smutlancer, you’ll start to get offers of jobs that you’re not sure you’re qualified to do. Sometimes you won’t be, but most of the time, your concern will be fear or imposter syndrome. This week let’s talk about why you ought to say yes even when you’re…

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