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Less Content & More Connection with Tara McMullin

I am talking to Tara McMullin about ditching the “Grow or Die” mindset, and creating content that doesn’t adhere to every social media algorithm (spoiler alert: no one knows how to adhere to them anyways). Does it ever feel like you simply cannot keep up with the demand to make more and more and more […]

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How Pop Culture Can Influence Our Lives and Businesses

Last week we lost an icon. Or at least he’s an icon in the Seymour household. Paul Reubens. Aka… Pee Wee Herman. I think he deserves a lot of credit for the wacky, zainy, creative spirit that I am today. And I realize that’s a pretty bold statement. Pee Wee’s Playhouse aired from 1986 – […]

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How to Run an Anti-Capitalist Business with Bear Hebert

Bear Hebert and I discuss their course Freely and redefining how to set anti-capitalist small-business financial goals. When I first started growing my business, I found myself wondering, “Am I a capitalist?” It’s crazy how the whole money-making thing sometimes feels like it comes with an unwarranted side of guilt. But then, I stumbled upon […]

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Storytelling Content Done Right

I couldn’t decide what to write about this week. I was trying to figure out how to relate that show The Bear to something businessy. Have you seen it? I love it! 🐻😍 Then I was thinking maybe I’d talk about Kelly Clarkson on Watch What Happens Live talking about which emoji she used the […]

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Less Content… But Better

Why focusing on one type of content will create less work for you and better content for your audience. If you don’t LOVE the content you’re creating, your audience probably won’t either. What if you just concentrated on the things you LOVE doing. If you could only do ONE type of content in your business, […]

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Stop Buying Courses

Last week I wanted to buy a Powerball ticket on the way home from a friend’s house, but I missed the cut-off. It was up to a billion dollars and I just felt like the universe was calling me to get one. It was probably just the enormous billboard I passed on the highway, but […]

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Could Less Content Mean Better Content?

I’ve been trying to eat more fruits and veggies. Ya know, working on my life force and all. So I decided to make some Gazpacho. A summery cold soup. (please note: this is NOT my gazpacho, it’s a stock photo from Canva. Mine was not camera worthy…keep reading. 😂) I did what one tends to do […]

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The Power of A Content Plan

Remember maps? Like using an actual atlas when you were on a road trip? This is the same one I had tucked into the seat back pocket when I had one. I found it on eBay. 🤣 1997… what a year. That’s my yearbook photo (two tone hair… totally on brand) and a DARE shirt […]

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How to Run a Business & Not Be On Your Phone

“I think we should really try to be on our phones less this weekend,” I said. “I agree.” Matt replied. “But I feel like everyone always gets so defensive when you try to call them out for being on their cell phones…maybe we should have a code word!”  “Ok… like what?” “Hmmm… coconut baby?” Who […]

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How to Plan a Vacation in Your Business

I’m gearing up to take some time off over here. And since I’m a service based business with retainer clients and custom projects, I’ve been working hard to get my to-do list all checked off so I can check out when I hit the road tomorrow. I don’t think I’ve officially told you that I […]

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I’m Rebranding The Podcast

Welp. I’ve been working on a lil’ something behind the scenes, and I’m FINALLY ready to spill the beans.  My regular podcast is getting a little makeover!  Introducing…. It’s not usually my style to slow my roll and really think things through, but I’ve been thinking about this for a couple months and it’s been […]

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The Final Episode of Eff That & What’s Coming Next

It’s the end of Eff That but there’s BIG FUN Content coming your way! OMG! I’ve been waiting to record this episode for a hot second.  My ADHD brain gets so excited when I have a new idea that I usually want to shout it from the rooftops immediately, but I’ve been letting this one […]

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You’re in Charge of Your Content Recipe

Matt played a show on Saturday, and my mother-in-law was in town and could watch the kids, so I got to go! 🎉 We’ve been on a strict self-imposed budget in the Seymour house since January, but I was hitting the town and ready to drop twelve bucks on a spicy margarita. Last summer I […]

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My Secret Marketing Plan

 There’s no secret agenda here, I’m a graphic designer, not a salesperson. I like making fun content and sharing it with people who get me and think it’s funny. (aka people like you) Then hopefully when you need some cool graphic design work, you think, “I should hit up dd!” That’s my big, secret, marketing plan. 😂

Building a Community Online with Cara Steinmann

Cara Steinmann and I talk about how & why she started The RAVEL Collective What do you think of when you think of networking? Is it all stuffy BNI sort of meetings? Rules, awkward small talk, and feeling pressure to show up professionally…yikes. I used to think that too. Until I joined The RAVEL collective. […]

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Design Is More Than Just Decoration

The year was 2009 and my best friend’s kiddo was turning one. We went to pick up the cake at the grocery store and as we waited, she showed me the photo in the book where she picked it out.  When the person behind the counter emerged with the cake we felt like we were […]

The Not-So-Fun Things in Business

So admittedly I talk a LOT about doing the things that feel fun for you in your business.

My stance is that if you do the things you think are fun, you’ll do them consistently and stay on track to meet your goals.

Learning to Love Launching with Jacki Hayes

Jacki Hayes is here to help us chill out when it comes to launching Do you hate launching? I do. 😳 At least I did before we recorded this episode! The truth is, I don’t really launch stuff very often in my business because I thought that I hated it. I was following a formula […]

Make your own dang content plan! Trigger Warning: Breastfeeding, Formula, and Mom Struggles… Fed is Best

Make your own dang content plan!

Trigger Warning: Breastfeeding, Formula, and Mom Struggles… I didn’t breastfeed my daughter. Well, I tried for about 4 weeks, and I hated every second of it. It kicked up some serious anxiety I have and was making me miserable. There was one time when she was screaming, I was crying, and I looked at Matt […]

Why I Don’t Have Package Pricing

When I was a teacher people would say things like: 😐 “Don’t smile for the first 9 weeks”  🙅‍♀️ “I’m not here to make friends” 😠 “I don’t care if they like me, I’m here to teach” Ew. I always just smiled and nodded and then went and started learning how to do the stanky legg. […]

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