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What if you’re not creative?

Let’s get real for a second. A HUGE part of making great content is creativity. Coming up with ideas and then sharing them in a way that’s interesting to people is a tall order and can feel really hard. Especially if you don’t consider yourself “creative.” And everyone’s just walking around acting like “making content” […]

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Unlock Your Creative Potential with Paulette Erato

Can everyone really be creative? Even you? Lemme ask you this… do you consider yourself creative? If you don’t why not? Is it because you’re not artistic? Or maybe because you “can’t draw”?  Well, today I’m chatting with Paulette Erato all about creativity, and I’m hoping it’ll help you see yourself in a whole new […]

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My Approach to the Static 9 Grid on Instagram

Have you heard people talking about something called a static 9 grid over on Instagram? I first heard about it when I recorded a series all about breaking the rules of social media. I talked with Kristen over at Going Ultra Violet and I couldn’t wait to really dive into this idea and see what […]

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I’m getting sucked back in by social media, but I have a plan…

I say that I HATE scrolling on my phone. Yet… I find myself doing it more than I’d like. 🙄 Back in the spring of 2020 I quit all social media. It lasted 6 weeks until I was really feeling a pull to get back on Instagram, so I did. Fast forward to now, and… […]

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Be Ready to Hustle (but only if you want to)

Here’s what the email said: “We are thrilled to have you and your child/children join us for the Running Club!  Layer up for warmth!” Even though they said it would be back in the Spring, which officially isn’t until the 20th, running club is back at my kid’s school. 🙄 Wake up 20 minutes early, […]

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The Naptime Hustle Myth with Taran Conwell

Is working from home with your kiddos around really as easy as they say? Today we’re talking about the famous naptime hustle. That sounds like a dance, but ya know it means you can be a stay at home mom and have a job and make money! Well in the online business world, lots of […]

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Why I Love Trading Time for Money…

I have less than a week to finish up all the recordings and worksheets for  Steal This Course . 😳 I’m totally on track to finish, but you wanna hear something wild… my planning and scripts Google Doc is 54 pages!!! This course is gonna be SO GOOD. And I’m so proud of it. Then I’m […]

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Life + Business Advice From A Shell

We watched Marcel the Shell with Shoes On last weekend. I might be a lil’ out of touch, but I JUST realized that they created a feature length film. And that it was nominated for an Oscar. And that the dude who made it is from Richmond, VA. (Where I’ve lived for over 20 years.) […]

A collage of Zack Morris playing a broom as a guitar with blue sunglasses on. There are 90s graphic elements around him and fanned out $100 bills and an alarm clock. The words "Eff that: breaking the rules of online business hosted by Deanna Seymour" are at the bottom.

What Zack Morris + Online Business Owners Have in Common

Here’s the deal. I get this whole idea of not trading time for money. It sounds great. I don’t have to work, and I get money. You know what else sounds great? Winning the lottery. Or like that episode of Saved By the Bell when they were at the mall early to try to get […]

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Why I’m Not Into Ideal Client Avatars

Fun fact about me. I don’t like the whole idea of an ideal client avatar. I mean, you gotta kinda think about who you want to work with.  But that’s hard to do if you don’t have any actual clients yet. Then you end up creating some weird frankenstein person who has one kid, is […]

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You Are More Than Your Niche

This week’s podcast episode with my client Julie Brown made me want to re-do my entire website. 😳 Even though I talk about being a rebel and doing things your own way, I realized I was still holding back on my website because I felt like I had to “niche down.” But guess what? I […]

Shootin’ the Sh!t About Weekly Newsletters with Julie Brown

What makes a weekly newsletter connect with your audience? Today I’m chatting with my client turned friend Julie Brown. She’s a keynote speaker, networking expert, author and podcaster. And she’s funny as shit, which is why I think we’re a match made in heaven. I’m Julie’s right hand ma’am when it comes to all her […]

A collage of Deanna Seymour in high school with bleach blonde hair, a Hole poster, a black and white guitar, an amp, some vintage baby barrettes, and the color of Sassy magazine with Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain.

How to Be An Online Business Rebel

So I’ve been listening to a lot of 90’s music while I’m working. And I keep having hilarious ideas for reels that probably will only really be funny to me.  Like this one.  It’s from the Hole Album Live Through This, which was pretty much the soundtrack to my high school career. I was like […]

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