37 episodes

You’re driven, ambitious, and not afraid of a challenge. You have goals and dreams that not everyone understands- but you KNOW you can make them happen. There’s just one little thing- you’ve also got kids or caregiving responsibilities… and it turns out having big dreams and big responsibilities at the same time is REALLY hard. That’s where The Self-Made Mamas Podcast comes in- because we’re here to cut through the crap and show you how to get that big beautiful life you’re chasing without sacrificing your relationships, your sanity, or yourself. I’m your host Melissa Rodgers, and I’m an Online Business Educator, a mom and legal guardian, a service wife, and, to the shock of many crusty old men on the internet, a wholeass person with needs and interests beyond being a caregiver and service provider. I’m in recovery from pathological people-pleasing and supermom syndrome- and if I’m being honest, I have self-employment and motherhood to thank for that. Five years after stepping off the corporate ladder, I run a multi-six-figure Online Business working just a few hours a week- and I’m on a mission to help skilled moms and caregivers build a business that fills their bank account, frees up their schedule, and gives them back the power and autonomy that Society still expects women to sacrifice when they become mothers. We’re holding nothing back on this podcast- we’re talking business and marketing, motherhood and marriage, health and healing, building wealth, and breaking cycles. I’d be honoured to have you along for this ride- so if you’re ready, hit subscribe and join us every single week for helpful breakdowns, real behind-the-scenes stories, and honest conversations. I’m so glad you’re here, and I can’t wait for you to dig in.

Self-Made Mamas Melissa Rodgers

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You’re driven, ambitious, and not afraid of a challenge. You have goals and dreams that not everyone understands- but you KNOW you can make them happen. There’s just one little thing- you’ve also got kids or caregiving responsibilities… and it turns out having big dreams and big responsibilities at the same time is REALLY hard. That’s where The Self-Made Mamas Podcast comes in- because we’re here to cut through the crap and show you how to get that big beautiful life you’re chasing without sacrificing your relationships, your sanity, or yourself. I’m your host Melissa Rodgers, and I’m an Online Business Educator, a mom and legal guardian, a service wife, and, to the shock of many crusty old men on the internet, a wholeass person with needs and interests beyond being a caregiver and service provider. I’m in recovery from pathological people-pleasing and supermom syndrome- and if I’m being honest, I have self-employment and motherhood to thank for that. Five years after stepping off the corporate ladder, I run a multi-six-figure Online Business working just a few hours a week- and I’m on a mission to help skilled moms and caregivers build a business that fills their bank account, frees up their schedule, and gives them back the power and autonomy that Society still expects women to sacrifice when they become mothers. We’re holding nothing back on this podcast- we’re talking business and marketing, motherhood and marriage, health and healing, building wealth, and breaking cycles. I’d be honoured to have you along for this ride- so if you’re ready, hit subscribe and join us every single week for helpful breakdowns, real behind-the-scenes stories, and honest conversations. I’m so glad you’re here, and I can’t wait for you to dig in.

    The R Word

    The R Word

    Move over #HotGirlSummer,  #SelfMadeSummer is here and we mean BUSINESS. All summer long you can catch me on TikTok, Instagram, and here on the podcast delivering piles of high-value free content designed to help you make more money AND make that mom entrepreneur juggle much, much easier.

    To celebrate this free summer series we are doing something we almost never do and putting The Society on sale for 10 days only. From now until midnight on July 8th 2022 you can save a whopping $500 on your Society enrollment. That means you can get a year of access to: weekly mindset coaching, weekly hands on marketing calls where we go through your actual marketing assets with you (like your social media content, your emails your website etc.)  Daily support in the Facebook group, a one-to-one call with me, AND access to the entire Self-Made Mama curriculum…. All for less than $7 a day.

    If you’ve been checking out the program or looking for support for your online business… now is the time to CLICK HERE and get yourself signed up.

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    The R-word on every business owner’s mind right now…the recession. I don’t know about you, but right now my little online bubble is FULL of content about “surviving the recession as a business owner.” And yes, I think that’s a very important conversation to have… but I think we all know by now that things are changing, and business is getting tougher. Seeing and hearing that stressful R-word over and over and over again is NOT really helping anyone. Today on the podcast I want to talk you through some R Words that I think we should all be focused on instead: Reimagine, Reenergize, & Rebuild.

    • 26 min
    Let's Talk Equity & Inclusion with Simone McNish

    Let's Talk Equity & Inclusion with Simone McNish

    It's been a little over two years since the killing of George Floyd on camera thrust racial justice into the social media spotlight- and as a DEI consultant working on the frontlines of the diversity, equity, and inclusion space, Simone McNish experienced the internet uproar differently than most. In today's episode, Simone shares not only the business journey that brought her to DEI work, but what it was really like to be a Black entrepreneur in the DEI space in the summer of 2020 and how it actually felt to experience such a sudden onslaught of acknowledgment and action- both genuine and performative. As online business owners with digital platforms and our own influence, this conversation is so important- and I'm so grateful to Simone for sharing both her experience and her expertise with us today.

    Check out Simone's offers and her blog posts here: https://simonemcnish.com/

    Follow Simone on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simone.mcnish/

    Listen to her BRAND NEW Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/7IlXvetEFdSv2i2YmzRjFD

    • 49 min
    Are You Procrastinating Because You're Addicted to Stress?

    Are You Procrastinating Because You're Addicted to Stress?

    HEADS UP: There are only TWO strategy intensives left at the time of publishing this podcast- see details below this episode description.

    Is your procrastination a stress-seeking behaviour? In today's episode we are digging into a topic I shared recently on TikTok... a topic that BLEW UP in terms of views and comments, and that I think it's well worth discussing in more detail. In my viral TikTok I offered the idea that if you are someone who has experienced trauma or chronic stress, you might be "addicted" to those feelings of stress and pressure... and you might be inadvertently creating stressful situations for yourself in the form of procrastination. Today I'm digging into this topic and offering you some realizations I've come to about my own struggles with procrastination and the tips that are having the most impact for my clients.
     

    PS: If you have an online business and sales have slowed down or maybe even stopped recently... If you're feeling stuck about next steps when it comes to marketing or growing your business... If you're overwhelmed by all the different directions you could go and need help making a clear plan....

    You are not the only one- and I have a solution:

    I'm doing something I've never done before and opening up a very limited number of 30-Minute Strategy Intensives for business owners who don't already work with me. These are NOT usually available- I don't offer one-off calls publicly, and never at this price point. So if you want to sit down for a strategy sesh with me and map out your next six months in business, CLICK HERE to claim your spot before they're gone.


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    Watch the TikTok mentioned in this episode:
    https://www.tiktok.com/@selfmademama/

    Follow Melissa on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@selfmademama

    Follow Melissa on Instagram: instagram.com/selfmademama_

    Book Your 30-Min Strategy Intensive: https://selfmademama.thrivecart.com/30-min-strategy-intensive/

    Learn About Joining The Society: www.theselfmademama.com

    • 22 min
    Podcast Party Day Five: Stop Surviving & Start ✨Thriving✨ in Business & Life

    Podcast Party Day Five: Stop Surviving & Start ✨Thriving✨ in Business & Life

    If you have an online business and sales have slowed down or maybe even stopped recently...

    If you're feeling stuck about next steps when it comes to marketing or growing your business...

    If you're overwhelmed by all the different directions you could go and need help making a clear plan....

    You are not the only one- and I have a solution:

    I'm doing something I've never done before and opening up a very limited number of 30-Minute Strategy Intensives for business owners who don't already work with me. These are NOT usually available- I don't offer one-off calls publicly, and never at this price point. So if you want to sit down for a strategy sesh with me and map out your next six months in business, CLICK HERE to claim your spot before they're gone.


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    Watch the TikTok mentioned in this episode: https://www.tiktok.com/@selfmademama/video/

    Follow Melissa on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@selfmademama

    Follow Melissa on Instagram: instagram.com/selfmademama_

    Book Your 30-Min Strategy Intensive: https://selfmademama.thrivecart.com/30-min-strategy-intensive/

    Learn About Joining The Society: www.theselfmademama.com

    • 28 min
    Podcast Party Day Four: Why Information Isn't Enough

    Podcast Party Day Four: Why Information Isn't Enough

    For the last few years The world of Online Business has been dominated by a transition from selling done-for-you service providers to selling information. Now this is not a bad thing in and of itself… because if you’re really good at what you do, there comes a point where your services are so in demand that you can’t keep up and moving into either an agency model or the consulting or information space is a natural evolution. What we’ve seen in the last years however, is an overwhelming amount of people jumping straight into infopreneurship- and this has led to an imbalance in the market, and a saturation of unskilled or low skilled and self-titled information providers in the form of course creators and coaches. As we enter times of economic uncertainty and a rapidly maturing Online Business Industry, the wheels are starting to fall off. There is a big difference between finding success in an immature and unknown market vs competing in a mature, saturated + skeptical market- and that’s what I want to talk to you about today.


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    If you are a skilled service provider or aspiring digital product boss, listen up: The Self-Made Mama Society is open for enrolment- and we’ve got a spot with your name on it. The Society is unlike any other program on the market- designed SPECIFICALLY for busy moms and caregivers, it is the most accessible and hands-on business building program on the internet. We believe in delivering incredible value at amazing price points- and that’s why this program is designed to give you ALL the attention you need to succeed at your specific stage of business and season of life. We are here to help you every step of the way in your online business journey- from getting started with your first few clients, to attracting an audience of perfect customers, to launching profitable passive products, The Society gives you clear action steps and hands-on support at every turn. We know there is no one-size-fits-all in Online Business, so in addition to a comprehensive curriculum you’ll have access to WEEKLY group coaching calls, WEEKLY done-with-you marketing calls (yes, that means we’re working with you on your social content, your copy, all of it)  daily support in the members-only Facebook group, AND one-on-one sessions with me to make sure you and your business are getting the attention you need to succeed. Head to THEselfmademama.com for more information or shoot us a DM on Instagram to chat about your business and see if this is your next best step.

    • 14 min
    Podcast Party Day Three: The Online Business Purge I'm Predicting

    Podcast Party Day Three: The Online Business Purge I'm Predicting

    I think there is a big online business PURGE coming. I predict that over the next year or two, we are going to see a massive desaturation in the online business market... That's not because e-learning or the gig economy is going to decline, it’s because online business as we know it has changed forever. The days of being UNSKILLED & SELF-TITLED are over. The market is more saturated and more skeptical than it has ever been- and there is so much information about how to run an online business out there now that consumers know exactly what you’re doing when you market to them. They're also spoiled for choice- so if you are not providing something exceptional, they have no reason to buy from you... and they probably won’t. As consumers adjust to inflation and businesses prepare to weather a recession… Things are not going to look how they have- and that's what we're talking about today.

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    If you are a skilled service provider or aspiring digital product boss, listen up: The Self-Made Mama Society is open for enrolment- and we’ve got a spot with your name on it. The Society is unlike any other program on the market- designed SPECIFICALLY for busy moms and caregivers, it is the most accessible and hands-on business building program on the internet. We believe in delivering incredible value at amazing price points- and that’s why this program is designed to give you ALL the attention you need to succeed at your specific stage of business and season of life. We are here to help you every step of the way in your online business journey- from getting started with your first few clients, to attracting an audience of perfect customers, to launching profitable passive products, The Society gives you clear action steps and hands-on support at every turn. We know there is no one-size-fits-all in Online Business, so in addition to a comprehensive curriculum you’ll have access to WEEKLY group coaching calls, WEEKLY done-with-you marketing calls (yes, that means we’re working with you on your social content, your copy, all of it)  daily support in the members-only Facebook group, AND one-on-one sessions with me to make sure you and your business are getting the attention you need to succeed. Head to THEselfmademama.com for more information or shoot us a DM on Instagram to chat about your business and see if this is your next best step.

    • 26 min

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