The Real Female Entrepreneur

TRFE 170: Battling an Eating Disorder, The Power of Words, and Making Rest a Priority with Ashlyn Carter

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EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:

”I couldn’t control everything. So, I started looking for the one thing that I could … and, terrible idea, but it ended up being what I put into my body and what I could exert through exercise. I got into this numbers game, and before I knew it, I had full-on developed an eating disorder and all of the psychological things that come with that - social anxiety, tremendous panic attacks, deeper depression.”

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with Ashlyn Carter


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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

You know that turning point in your life when everything changed? We’ve all got them. And no matter what rules you try to write for your life (“that could never happen to me”), sometimes you find yourself at another crossroads … one you never saw yourself at.

In 2015, Ashlyn Carter was diagnosed with and partially hospitalized for an eating disorder, generalized anxiety, and depression. Soon after recovery, she realized that something had to change, and she left behind her fast-paced career in big city PR to start her own business. Calligraphy turned into copywriting and before she knew it she was working with creative industry leaders like Jenna Kutcher, Hilary Rushford, and Heather Crabtree.

We talk about …

  • Dealing with anxiety and depression

  • Being addicted to work + putting work before yourself and other important relationships

  • Not having a language for mental illness

  • The fears of niching down in your business

  • How your physical and mental health directly affects your business’ bottom line

  • Making rest a priority and taking a sabbatical as an entrepreneur

  • And more...!


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The Authentic Woman is an interactive series, created by Altogether Beautiful, that empowers women to live authentically as themselves. Its ultimate goal is to awaken the identity, bravery and confidence that already lives inside of you. It's much more than a book - it's an interactive series. This means that it is meant to create lasting impact in your life by providing actionable steps and prompts for immediate application. As a TRFE listener, you can save 20% with code BEAUTIFUL20 at checkout. So, head to bit.ly/authenticwomantrfe and snag a copy for yourself!


WHO IS ASHLYN CARTER?

Ashlyn writes bespoke, meaningful words for creative women as a copywriter & calligrapher. She left her job as a publicist to go full-time with her calligraphy biz for brides--and realized there were lots of creatives fumbling with their message and sales copy (you can take the girl out of the PR agency ... ).

Trading clients like Delta Air Lines and Chick-fil-A to write website copy and launch copy for creative industry dreamies like Jenna Kutcher, Shay Cochrane, Katelyn James, Heather Crabtree, Hilary Rushford and Mary Marantz is just the bee's knees. Her calligraphy has been featured in Southern Weddings, Style Me Pretty, and The Knot. When not writing about herself in third person, she’s usually trying to scratch the ink off her fingernails or grabbing margs and tacos with her husband.


MORE OF ASHLYN

www.ashlynwrites.com

Ashlyn on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter



TRFE 169: Creating (and Losing) Freedom in Your Business with Allison Burns

Season 3Lauren FrontieraComment

EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:

”Feeling chained to my business is a really scary realization.”

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with Allison Burns


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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

You started a business to have all of this freedom, right?! And now you find yourself chained to your business feeling like you have less freedom and flexibility than when you were working in your big corporate 9-5 job with only two weeks vacation. I get you, boo. And so does Allison Burns. That’s why Allison is sharing all about losing that sense of freedom in her business after five years and realizing that it wasn’t at all in alignment with her life values.

We talk about …

  • What happens when you love the work you do, but you start feeling chained to your business

  • Getting your business back in line with your values

  • Why you CAN burn out doing work that you love

  • A helpful visualization practice Allison has used to get clear on her values

  • Being intentional with your time and freedom in business


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The Authentic Woman is an interactive series, created by Altogether Beautiful, that empowers women to live authentically as themselves. Its ultimate goal is to awaken the identity, bravery and confidence that already lives inside of you. It's much more than a book - it's an interactive series. This means that it is meant to create lasting impact in your life by providing actionable steps and prompts for immediate application. As a TRFE listener, you can save 20% with code BEAUTIFUL20 at checkout. So, head to bit.ly/authenticwomantrfe and snag a copy for yourself!


WHO IS ALLISON BURNS?

Allison Burns is a Minnesota-based graphic and branding designer specializing in visual branding and print collateral for  small businesses with big hearts. She loves collaborating one-on-one with entrepreneurs to create happy, thoughtful and inspired visual brands that help them elevate their marketing and connect to their ideal clients and customers. After working with 50+ small business owners, she's found her purpose not only in creating clean, minimal designs that effortlessly fit her clients, but also in educating them on how to easily implement their new visual designs into their marketing strategy.


MORE OF ALLISON

www.alliemariedesign.com

Allison on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter


TRFE 168: The Awkward Parts of Turning a Passion Project Into a Business with Lauren Frontiera

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EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:

”It consists of that really uncomfortable, awkward teenage stage … there’s that messy part of the journey, and that’s also true when going from a passion project to a business.”  

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with Lauren Frontiera


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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Why are people not telling you how weird and awkward and hard it is to take a passion project and turn it into a business?

I don’t know. But I am.

Because I’ve been in this really awkward middle school dance for the past year, slow dancing like I haven’t a fucking clue back and forth between business and passion project … not really sure how to make the transition and start taking myself seriously. So, if no one else has, I’m going to tell you just how weird and awkward and hard this really has been.


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SPONSORED BY

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The Authentic Woman is an interactive series, created by Altogether Beautiful, that empowers women to live authentically as themselves. Its ultimate goal is to awaken the identity, bravery and confidence that already lives inside of you. It's much more than a book - it's an interactive series. This means that it is meant to create lasting impact in your life by providing actionable steps and prompts for immediate application. As a TRFE listener, you can save 20% with code BEAUTIFUL20 at checkout. So, head to bit.ly/authenticwomantrfe and snag a copy for yourself!