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The Soulful MBA Podcast is about how to build a business from a place of alignment and authenticity. We help wellness-based entrepreneurs to scale and grow online. We feature inspiring conversations with entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We explore the dream, drive, and tactics of building a business that ignites a fire deep in your belly.

 We believe that… Slow is beautiful. Business can be about more than the bottom line. More women need to run companies. Community is the key to long-term success. Every morning provides opportunity for rebirth and grace. Pursuing entrepreneurship from our core values and deepest integrity is one of the greatest gifts of service in this world. Join us.

And She Spoke Jennifer Barcelos and Sandy Connery

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

The Soulful MBA Podcast is about how to build a business from a place of alignment and authenticity. We help wellness-based entrepreneurs to scale and grow online. We feature inspiring conversations with entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We explore the dream, drive, and tactics of building a business that ignites a fire deep in your belly.

 We believe that… Slow is beautiful. Business can be about more than the bottom line. More women need to run companies. Community is the key to long-term success. Every morning provides opportunity for rebirth and grace. Pursuing entrepreneurship from our core values and deepest integrity is one of the greatest gifts of service in this world. Join us.

    7 Reasons Why Your Business Isn’t Making Money

    7 Reasons Why Your Business Isn’t Making Money

    Sometimes entrepreneurship feels like a constant uphill climb but it is an endeavor that pays off in the long-run: it’s just about staying the course and ensuring that you get the basics right. 
    In today’s episode, Sandy and Jeni talk about some of the most common reasons why your business is not making as much money as you would like. 
    You’ll learn more about the strategies and mindset shifts that are required to run a successful online business, starting with why focusing on one great offer (rather than trying to provide something for everyone on the planet) is key to success.
    Sandy and Jeni also talk about transitioning from a brick-and-mortar to the online space, how to determine what you offer, and how to price it.
     
    Key points from this episode:
    How, after the excitement of a launch, many entrepreneurs don’t know what the next step is. Accepting that entrepreneurship involves ups and downs and a long-term commitment. The problem of getting the timing of your launch or relaunch wrong. Why it is crucial to keep getting more people onto your email list and into your door. Building the thing you feel like versus the one that solves a problem for a specific kind of person. How you can go about figuring out where the need is to ensure product-market fit. What to look out for when you are not successful in your transition from the off-line to online space. Why the online world requires you to niche down and be even more specific about your quintessential client. Determining your price according to the value you bring to your clients/customers. Examples of the money mindset issues and limiting beliefs that can be holding you back. Resources: 
    Launch with Intention Program
    Hello Bargello 
    Hello Bargello on Instagram 
    Basecamp
     
    This week’s Joy:
    Bargello as a pandemic-friendly hobby 
     
    This week’s Hustle:
    How Basecamp can help you streamline project management in your business.
     
    Know Your Numbers In our business, we're big fans of financial literacy and accountability. Knowing your numbers is an essential aspect of building a successful business and inherent responsibility for any entrepreneur. 
    What you focus on grows, so pay attention to your money.
    We use Bench for our bookkeeping. It's simple, elegant, and saves us so many hours that would otherwise be spent neck-deep in receipts on the other side of a spreadsheet.
    Each month our transactions are automatically imported into Bench and we get on-demand financial reports. We even enjoy opening up our profit and loss statement to review each month. When tax time comes around, we are up to date and ready to go. And this is what Financial Empowerment feels like.
    Use this link to save 20% off your Bench Accounting plan for the first six months!

    • 27 min
    A Smidge of Joy in the Chaos.

    A Smidge of Joy in the Chaos.

    Joy is not always found in big, milestone events. Sometimes, especially during times of chaos, the greatest joys are found in small, everyday moments. 
    Today’s episode is a lighthearted take on some of the joys and hustles of this wild and crazy year, but predominantly the joys – things that we would like to celebrate, despite the fact that we’ve spent most of 2020 within the confines of our own homes! 
    As we enter fall, we’d like to share with you some recommendations for the things we have been grateful for during lockdown, things that have brought us peace, a sense of freedom, pause to reflect, or simple, unadulterated pleasure. Tune in to find out more!
     
    Key Points From This Episode:
    How the Aarke Sparkling Water Maker has helped Sandy drink more water each day. Why Jeni bought herself a pickup truck that, to her, is the definition of freedom. How Sandy discovered Planterina on YouTube and the value of Facebook Marketplace. Why we all need to understand the impact of social media on our lives and the manipulation. Our ability to create new technologies is surpassing our ability to solve ethical problems. Sandy talks about her new favorite app, iNaturalist, which helps you identify flora and fauna. Jeni’s new favorite app is one that is quite similar, and it’s a plant-identifier called PictureThis. Sandy highly recommends Big Friendship and the Call Your Girlfriend Podcast by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman. Jeni is reading Deep Creek by Pam Houston, that she relates to because she lives on a farm. Resources (this week’s multiple Joy’s!) Aarke
    Planterina on YouTube
    WallyGro
    WallyGro on Instagram
    The Social Dilemma on Netflix
    iNautralist App
    PictureThis App
    Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close
    Call Your Girlfriend Podcast
    Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country
     
    This week’s Hustle:
    While most of the joy’s mentioned in this week’s episode could be a hustle, this week’s hustle is Jeni’s Uplift Desk.
     
    Know Your Numbers In our business, we're big fans of financial literacy and accountability. Knowing your numbers is an essential aspect of building a successful business and inherent responsibility for any entrepreneur. 
    What you focus on grows, so pay attention to your money.
    We use Bench for our bookkeeping. It's simple, elegant, and saves us so many hours that would otherwise be spent neck-deep in receipts on the other side of a spreadsheet.
    Each month our transactions are automatically imported into Bench and we get on-demand financial reports. We even enjoy opening up our profit and loss statement to review each month. When tax time comes around, we are up to date and ready to go. And this is what Financial Empowerment feels like.
    Use this link to save 20% off your Bench Accounting plan for the first six months!

    • 34 min
    How to Negotiate with Alexandra Carter

    How to Negotiate with Alexandra Carter

    When it comes to negotiation, many of us feel we don’t measure up.
    Maybe our fears of rejection or conflict get us to clam up and go with the flow… or we just feel inadequate in our knowledge and choose other – harder – approaches in life. 
    But what if simply asking for what we NEED could benefit… everyone?
    On today’s episode of “And She Spoke” we have a lively and informative discussion with Alexandra Carter, a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School. She is also the author of Ask for More, a book that posits a relatable and innovative approach to negotiation bound to help anyone out who struggles with asking for what they truly need – professionally or personally.
    Whether you are struggling in your career or with family or friends, it is possible to overcome fears and create a place where you can IMPROVE your negotiation and listening skills! Don’t miss this vital conversation!
    Here’s a peek at what else we discuss:
    Unpacking the embarrassment around negotiation How to get paid a fair price for your services The basics – and complexity – of good listening How a kayak taught Alexandra a foundational part of negotiation Using curiosity to continually expand horizons and problem solve Creating a path that others can follow in the future Resources: Alexandra Carter
    Ask for More by Alexandra Carter
    United Nations
    The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table by Minda Harts
     
    This week’s Joy: 
    Checking in with her daughter every day using the Personal Weather Report she created at school.
    This week’s Hustle: 
    Minda Harts’ book The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table.
     
    Know Your Numbers In our business, we're big fans of financial literacy and accountability. Knowing your numbers is an essential aspect of building a successful business and inherent responsibility for any entrepreneur. 
    What you focus on grows, so pay attention to your money.
    We use Bench for our bookkeeping. It's simple, elegant, and saves us so many hours that would otherwise be spent neck-deep in receipts on the other side of a spreadsheet.
    Each month our transactions are automatically imported into Bench and we get on-demand financial reports. We even enjoy opening up our profit and loss statement to review each month. When tax time comes around, we are up to date and ready to go. And this is what Financial Empowerment feels like.
    Use this link to save 20% off your Bench Accounting plan for the first six months!

    • 38 min
    Break the Good Girl Myth + Unleash Your Power With Majo Molfino

    Break the Good Girl Myth + Unleash Your Power With Majo Molfino

    For thousands of years, women have been taught to be good above all else. 
    You know... follow the rules, trust our logic over intuition, keep the peace, make everyone else happy, and sacrifice ourselves to achieve our goals.
    Whew... glad those days are over... oh wait...they’re not.
    Being the ‘good girl’ holds us back from our true potential. It keeps us from being POWERFUL. 
    On today’s episode of “And She Spoke” we get to the root of what’s really holding us back with the 5 good girl myths women believe and live by every day from Majo Molfino. 
     
    You have to follow the Rules  Strive for Perfection  Trust Logic over intuition  Maintain the Harmony Sacrifice yourself for others  
    By examining the ways in which your beliefs and behaviors drive your life and cause you to self-sabotage, you open up space to create better habits.  
    Whether it’s fear of taking time and energy away from our spouse or kids, concern over everyone else’s contentment, or any other conditioned belief -- it takes a concerted effort to break free from those thought patterns.
    And every time you choose yourself first, you reinforce your worth. 
    Let’s ditch ‘good’ and embrace ‘powerful’ because the world needs our voices now more than ever! 
    Here’s a peek at what else we discuss:
    Why you’re still trying to prove yourself and fit in  Deconditioning prototypical good girl behaviors How girlhood affects us as leaders, contributors and entrepreneurs  Learning to redefine our understanding about patriarchy Making conscious sacrifices for our goals Designing the life you want  Resources: Majo Molfino - Good Girl Myth Majo Molfino - Heroine Podcast This week’s Joy: 
    Riding and sweating it out on the Peloton Bike with big guttural releases.
    This week’s Hustle: 
    Majo Molfino’s book titled ‘Break the Good Girl Myth’ which reveals five self-sabotaging tendencies women must overcome in order to unleash their potential and power. 
    Know Your Numbers! In our business, we're big fans of financial literacy and accountability. Knowing your numbers is an essential aspect of building a successful business and inherent responsibility for any entrepreneur. 
    What you focus on grows, so pay attention to your money.
    We use Bench for our bookkeeping. It's simple, elegant, and saves us so many hours that would otherwise be spent neck-deep in receipts on the other side of a spreadsheet.
    Each month our transactions are automatically imported into Bench and we get on-demand financial reports. We even enjoy opening up our profit and loss statement to review each month. When tax time comes around, we are up to date and ready to go. And this is what Financial Empowerment feels like.
    Use this link to save 20% off your Bench Accounting plan for the first six months

    • 37 min
    3 Ways to Reframe 2020 + Thrive in Uncertain Times

    3 Ways to Reframe 2020 + Thrive in Uncertain Times

    Apply to work with us in the Inner Circle: https://theinnercircle.works/
     
    What if you decided, “No matter what, I’m going to be fine”?
     
    Wouldn’t that be liberating?
     
    For many of us (if not all of us), it feels like it’s just one thing after another this year. Crisis after crisis piling up and chipping away at our ability to be resilient.
     
    We’ve heard from many of you who––after spending years on building your in-person following or your brick and mortar studios, clinics or gyms–– have had to stop teaching or close down due to COVID and are wondering “What next?”.
     
    And that thought can be overwhelming ESPECIALLY when all your plans for 2020 are well and truly out the window.
     
    But it doesn’t need to be this way. 
     
    In today’s episode of And She Spoke, we have an open and honest conversation about how to reframe 2020.
     
    Reframing is a bit like an inversion pose, it helps you to see the situation from another point of view. Often, a refreshing one.
     
    In this episode, we discuss:
    The importance of focussing on the facts. How to avoid creating stories that simply aren’t true. The difference between goals and visions, and expectations. How to take action to overcome fear.  
    Apply to work with us in the Inner Circle: https://theinnercircle.works/

    • 18 min
    The Multiplier Mindset and What Happens When You Feel Confident

    The Multiplier Mindset and What Happens When You Feel Confident

    Often, the only thing standing between us and where we want to be, is a crippling lack of confidence. 
    Now that might sound like a serious problem.
    But here’s the good news - in situations like these, only one thing needs fixing. 
    Our mindset.  
    In business and in life, the fear of failure and the comfort of familiarity can lock us in, prevent us from facing new challenges and experiencing growth. 
    This creates a cycle where we never end up trying new things because we don’t have reason to believe that we’d be good at them. 
    And a mindset like that can quickly lead to stagnation. 
    On today’s episode, we try to turn this mindset problem around by using the 4 C’s of Dan Sullivan’s Multiplier Mindset framework: 
     
    Commitment to do whatever it takes Courage to do it even when it feels awful and uncomfortable Capability that comes from acquiring new skills  Confidence that’s the result of having succeeded at what you set out to do.  
    By changing your mindset, by embracing the discomfort, and by increasing your capability, you can get the job done. 
    And every time you win, your success automatically gives you the confidence to leap higher next time. 
    And before you know it, entrepreneurship might become your path to self-actualization. 
    If we’ve already got you thinking about how 4 steps could possibly turn someone into a different person (it sounds crazy!), tune into today’s podcast on how the Multiplier Mindset made us realise that discomfort is the price of growth. 
    Here’s a peek at what else you can expect:
    How courage works in real life and how it’s different from grit  How confidence always stems from a past history of success The difference between confidence and self-confidence The importance of being kind and loving to yourself  Tools to unpack the tendency to view ourselves negatively The need for friends who will call you out when you’re too harsh on yourself How women use self-deprecation as a safety net in society  RESOURCES Dan Sullivan - the 4 C's Formula Cal Newport - Digital Minimalism Cal Newport - Deep Work How to do a thought download  
    This week’s Joy: 
    Our joy is a mask from Rais Case that is shaped like a bandana, and has leather ties that take away the hassle of fussy elastic bands!
    This week’s Hustle: 
    Our hustle is Cal Newport’s book titled ‘Digital Minimalism’ that examines how people spend time online and how online tech tools work to hijack people’s attention.  
    Know Your Numbers In our business, we're big fans of financial literacy and accountability. Knowing your numbers is an essential aspect of building a successful business and inherent responsibility for any entrepreneur. 
    What you focus on grows, so pay attention to your money.
    We use Bench for our bookkeeping. It's simple, elegant and saves us so many hours that would otherwise be spent neck-deep in receipts on the other side of a spreadsheet.
    Each month our transactions are automatically imported into Bench and we get on-demand financial reports. We even enjoy opening up our profit and loss statement to review each month. When tax time comes around, we are up to date and ready to go. And this is what Financial Empowerment feels like.
    Use this link to save 20% off your Bench Accounting plan for the first six months

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Yogajen123 ,

Excellent and exquisite

Serious quality here
And savvy and real and practical and so funny !
Love these gals. I listen religiously

Digimom2boys ,

Fantastic work!

I love this podcast for so many reasons, but here’s my top 5:
1) episodes are short and easy to digest
2) I feel like I’m hanging out with friends
3) I learn something new every time
4) Jenn and Sandy say the things I think out loud
5) smart, witty, engaging content

Now go. Subscribe.

d2joseph ,

Real conversations

I love that this podcast feels like you're hanging out with Sandy + Jeni IRL (in real life!). They make it so conversational, which is much nicer to listen to and easy to follow along. The topics they cover keep things engaging and relevant. I also LOVE the joy + hustle at the end. <3

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