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Thanks for listening to The Be FABBO Podcast, solo episodes and candid conversations with wedding pros that speak to the hard truth that it takes more than hustle and luck to own your own Wedding Business, let alone that CEO title. Being a creative entrepreneur & running a business is not all the glam you see on Instagram or reality TV, the truth is it’s showing up every single day, putting in the blood, sweat and yes lots of tears, and oh-- let’s not forget the hard work!! Your host, Bobbi Brinkman, photographer, coach, speaker, wedding industry educator and Diet Mt. Dew Addict (you see why right?) is hitting pause on that luck myth button. It’s more than getting a really cute website or hanging a bright open sign. Not just waving that magic wand and having all the success, money and clients lining up to hire you! You’ll hear stories from fellow wedding pros at different stages along their career journey, sharing their struggle stories, not just the success glories. Listening to these episodes you'll be reminded that others have been where you are right now, maybe stuck or lost your joy in the passion and purpose of your business. The goal of this podcast is to bring motivation and business insights, tools and foundations on how to help your get you where you want to go and keep your business moving forward, no matter who or what kind of sh*t tries to knock you off your career path because you are brave enough to bet on yourself. Bobbi wants to challenge you to unapologetically keep showing up to attract your ideal clients, serve them in the most fabbo way while collecting a purpose driven paycheck. Empowering you to create a career that you not only love and are proud of, but also one your clients will love & support even more! Hope is not a business strategy, and if we work and learn together as a community, believe in giving more than we take and always lead with kindness then you're tuned into the right place because the goal of the podcast is to motivate, educate, and celebrate wedding business owners to serve, help and connect them to grow their business and do well so they can do good and live the life they deserve. Now, grab those earbuds and let's cheer each other on to BE even more FABBO! Photo: Meredith Ryncarz

Be Fabbo - A Motivational Business Podcast for Wedding Pros Bobbi Brinkman

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Thanks for listening to The Be FABBO Podcast, solo episodes and candid conversations with wedding pros that speak to the hard truth that it takes more than hustle and luck to own your own Wedding Business, let alone that CEO title. Being a creative entrepreneur & running a business is not all the glam you see on Instagram or reality TV, the truth is it’s showing up every single day, putting in the blood, sweat and yes lots of tears, and oh-- let’s not forget the hard work!! Your host, Bobbi Brinkman, photographer, coach, speaker, wedding industry educator and Diet Mt. Dew Addict (you see why right?) is hitting pause on that luck myth button. It’s more than getting a really cute website or hanging a bright open sign. Not just waving that magic wand and having all the success, money and clients lining up to hire you! You’ll hear stories from fellow wedding pros at different stages along their career journey, sharing their struggle stories, not just the success glories. Listening to these episodes you'll be reminded that others have been where you are right now, maybe stuck or lost your joy in the passion and purpose of your business. The goal of this podcast is to bring motivation and business insights, tools and foundations on how to help your get you where you want to go and keep your business moving forward, no matter who or what kind of sh*t tries to knock you off your career path because you are brave enough to bet on yourself. Bobbi wants to challenge you to unapologetically keep showing up to attract your ideal clients, serve them in the most fabbo way while collecting a purpose driven paycheck. Empowering you to create a career that you not only love and are proud of, but also one your clients will love & support even more! Hope is not a business strategy, and if we work and learn together as a community, believe in giving more than we take and always lead with kindness then you're tuned into the right place because the goal of the podcast is to motivate, educate, and celebrate wedding business owners to serve, help and connect them to grow their business and do well so they can do good and live the life they deserve. Now, grab those earbuds and let's cheer each other on to BE even more FABBO! Photo: Meredith Ryncarz

    64: 6 Business Strategies To Get On Your Schedule For 2022

    64: 6 Business Strategies To Get On Your Schedule For 2022

    As we kick off the first week of the new year, it's a fabbo time to add some do-able tasks to your schedule or calendar that you can get excited about-- 6 Business Strategies For Wedding Pros. But, my friends, these are scheduling business strategies, not resolutions you made days before NYE that we all seldom know last through January.
    This is the week to commit to making changes in your business to help with that ongoing work-life balance struggle. Leading up to this week, you probably wrapped up last year and made some notes of things you want to improve and set new goals. As you hear me often say, write it down and name it to claim it, right? Let's set the tone for success and get these 6 possible things also on your schedules so you can see them right there on your to-do list and be accountable for the follow-through just as you do your other task on your list.
    Passion for what we do or the entrepreneurial spirit leads most of us to be business owners, so let's set our intentions that we will let that passion guide us not just on business growth but also personal development—starting the year with getting things scheduled that will lead us to less burnout and overwhelm.
    Right now, this first week, get into the mindset that taking time off from your business is ok and start with these 6 possible things that might be good for ROI. Don't be afraid to make these small changes that can and will significantly impact your work-life balance.

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    Meet Bobbi
    COACH, MENTOR, SPEAKER
    & WEDDING INDUSTRY EDUCATOR
    DIET MT. DEW ADDICT

    For over 40 years I’ve had the honor of capturing love stories as a wedding photographer for fabbo couples in authentic moments from coast to coast. Along the way I’ve met some of the most talented and hard-working business owners, many of whom I’m proud to call friends. Working alongside them, the conversations we shared often turned to burnout, frustration, and the loss of excitement, they felt their purpose was gone.
    It’s those conversations that led me here today, ready to cheer you on. I’m on a mission to empower you to make an impact as the CEO of your business.
    I help ambitious creatives build a sustainable business that they love & their clients love more is my joy. Because when you do well, you can do good!
    Let’s work together to help you transform your business into a prosperous career with a purpose. Because you should be able to make a difference and a living, agreed?
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    • 26 min
    63: How To Scale As A Solopreneur - Lindsay J. Williams

    63: How To Scale As A Solopreneur - Lindsay J. Williams

     Join in for great tips on scaling if you are a solopreneur, on putting people first--- and on leading your business with passion by keeping your clients first. Listen in as Lindsay J. Williams and Bobbi discuss that it is about serving others and you'll be so impressed to learn that she started her successful businesses with LESS than 2000 followers!

    Lindsay's goal is to empower Wedding Professionals to use their own voice and story to create connections. 
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    More From The Candid Conversation
    5:46   I started the stationery business seven years ago, in 2014. After being totally miserable in my corporate job, I'm sure a lot of our listeners can relate here. 
    9:05    100%, we cannot split up our efforts. Because then everything we do gets 10% here and 10% here and 10% here. I like to go all in on one or two things that are working, throw that fuel on the fire and go all in. So that's really what one of the things that has helped me scale my business was recognizing what worked.

     55:21    Because people aren't telling other business owners that it's lonely. It really is lonely. And we like our own cheerleaders. And we can be our own cheerleaders. But having somebody that has your back that truly wants you to succeed is so special. And I think it's underrated. 

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    ✨✨✨  If you loved this episode…FABBO! Our goal is to always Motivate, Educate and Celebrate YOU! We want to keeping bringing this content to creative earbuds everywhere. So can you help us to continue cheering on creatives, by posting a review & some positive feedback on iTunes?
    💡 Remember to snap a photo or screenshot of you listening, post it to your IG stories be sure to tag @befabbopodcast so we can give your business a shoutout!

    Looking for coaching to refresh & re-energize you and your business? Then Book A Fabbo Chat!
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    61: The Action of Gratitude-The Intentional Thank You

    61: The Action of Gratitude-The Intentional Thank You

    In this powerful Episode 61: The Action of Gratitude-The Intentional Thank You, Bobbi reaches into our hearts to talk about GRATITUDE! While she recorded this just prior to Thanksgiving in the U.S., it remains timeless as we must always stop and remember that being grateful is an action we can and should take and that thank you is not just a reply.
    Her consulting and coaching students all know that she encourages them to begin and start the attitude of gratitude practice. While it might be considered cliche by some, there is always something to be grateful for.
    Bobbi wanted to share some reminders how being grateful in our business is an action that we need to prioritize.
    Thank you should be set with intention and not just that quick, polite response that we've gotten so used to doing the action of gratitude. The intention of Thank you.
    Please enjoy this very special episode of the Be Fabbo Podcast!
    Full Shownotes- BobbiBrinkman.com

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    Meet Bobbi
    Bobbi is on a mission to empower you to make an impact as the CEO of your business. Helping ambitious creatives build a sustainable business that they love & their clients love more is my joy. Because when you do well, you can do good!
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    Candid Conversation from This Episode

    5:46-There are mornings I'm sure that you woke up and said to yourself and to your family, I can't keep doing this, I'm going to go back to my nine to five. 
    6:00- Those behind you pushed you through that door. Now your determination, your grit and your passion, help get you there. 
    9:00- You know, you're the one who decides who comes into the circle & who goes out. These five people may be changing and I do encourage you as you grow to grow your circle. 

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    Not using Flodesk? You're going to want to have them on your email marketing team. 50% off monthly with our code.

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    ✨✨ If you loved this episode…FABBO! Our goal is to always Motivate, Educate and Celebrate YOU! We want to keeping bringing this content to creative earbuds everywhere. So can you help us to continue cheering on creatives, by posting a review & some positive feedback on iTunes? 

    💡 Remember to snap a photo or screenshot of you listening, post it to your IG stories be sure to tag @befabbopodcast so we can give your business a shoutout!

    • 29 min
    62: Why You NEED A Social Media Manager- Miya Neal

    62: Why You NEED A Social Media Manager- Miya Neal

     Episode 62 is a hot topic- Why You NEED A Social Media Manager, with Miya Neal of Elise Creative Management! Maybe you immediately said "NEED"??? I am not so sure about that. When you hear the expertise of Miya and understand not only who she is but what she brings to the table you will see that it just might be time to take your social media to the next level!

    This dynamo helps wedding pros & interior designers make an impact on social media, so they can save TIME & feel less OVERWHELMED. Less overwhelmed might be an overused buzzword these days but honestly, Miya is the real deal! You'll enjoy not only getting to know her but you'll find that she might be just exactly what your social media needs! Miya offers a selection of services for everyone no matter where you are in your social media strategy, from your first free consultation you'll understand what she can do for your creative business.
    Schedule a FREE Consultation with Miya!

    10:08    I feel as though a social media manager is someone that is a part of your team that understands your vision. And what they do is you have your goals, right, you already have a marketing plan in place, but you cannot execute that social media marketing aspect.
    25:25    I think when it comes to hiring a social media manager, first you have to make sure that you are financially prepared, because hiring a social media manager is an investment.
    34:30    So here's a question for you..... reels, lives, feeds, where are we getting the best bang for our buck?
                                 READ THE FULL SHOWNOTES @BobbiBrinkman.com/blog
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    Are you looking for easy-to-use beautiful gallery delivery? Shootproof! Excellent customer service, easy to use & showcases your work in the most fabbo way.
    Not using Flodesk? You're going to want to have them on your email marketing team—50% off monthly with our code.
    💡 Remember to snap a photo or screenshot of you listening, post it to your IG stories be sure to tag  @bobbi.brinkman so we can give your business a shoutout!
    Are you looking for coaching to refresh & re-energize you and your business? Bobbi would love to chat more with you and hear your roadblocks, and work together to move past them.
    Email: BeFabbo@BobbiBrinkman.com

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    • 1 hr
    60: Don't Miss Out On The Power Of Pinterest - Jen Vazquez

    60: Don't Miss Out On The Power Of Pinterest - Jen Vazquez

    Jen Vazquez brings you Don't Miss Out On The Power Of PINTEREST----- and will give you the why's and the how's! Jen is FABBO, and we can't wait for you to put in your earbuds and hear why!! You'll love that Jen has a phenomenal system to enable you to spend about 45 minutes a week doing all things Pinterest – so there's no overwhelm! Really!

                                 READ THE FULL SHOWNOTES @BobbiBrinkman.com/blog
    Jen Vazquez helps female solopreneurs go from marketing overwhelm to an easy, streamlined marketing strategy that includes Pinterest and repurposing content to grow their business by booking their ideal clients. She's obsessed with marketing, and many believe it's her superpower!

    21:04  Pinterest is just like every other social media platform. Even though it's more of a search engine, right? You'll hear that from many experts. But it's still social media. And so, with all social media, you have to be consistent. So when you're considering working on Pinterest, you need to figure out how you're going to do that.

    48:32  So, Jen, what I'm hearing is you're telling us that Pinterest is powerful. "It is my mission. And I'm going to put it out there publicly because I say it all the time. It is my mission to get every single business on Pinterest because you will find it so effective."

    1:09:44    I encourage you to download those freebies, they'll help you in your strategy and marketing on Pinterest if you let me know that you heard me on the Be Fabbo Podcast, I will give you a discount on anything that you want from me, any service, any anything, you will get a discount!!!!!

    Do NOT miss the full episode!
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    LOVE WORKSHOPS + RETREATS? GET ON THE LIST!!!
    Struggling to Get Client Testimonials? We've Got a FREE Guide For That!
    Grab a Fabbo Chat with Bobbi for $129.00

    Are you looking for easy-to-use beautiful gallery delivery? Shootproof! Excellent customer service, easy to use & showcases your work in the most fabbo way.
    Not using Flodesk? You're going to want to have them on your email marketing team—50% off monthly with our code.
    💡 Remember to snap a photo or screenshot of you listening, post it to your IG stories be sure to tag  @bobbi.brinkman so we can give your business a shoutout!
    Are you looking for coaching to refresh & re-energize you and your business? Bobbi would love to chat more with you and hear your roadblocks, and work together to move past them.
    Email: BeFabbo@BobbiBrinkman.com

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    59: Kathy Young- The Value of Working With a Copywriter

    59: Kathy Young- The Value of Working With a Copywriter

     In the newest Be Fabbo Podcast, Episode 59: Kathy Young we bring you the Owner & Lead Copywriter of Rekindle Communications. Kathy is FABBO and we can't wait for you to put in your earbuds and hear why!! The VALUE of working with a copywriter.
     
    Meet Kathy  
    If you ask Bobbi, Kathy Young is absolutely FABBO, and if you know her you no doubt say the same! Kathy is the founder of Rekindle Communications and self proclaimed seeker of life's little pleasures. Lucky for all of us, she brings her years of marketing agency experience along with passion, understanding, expertise and inspiration. That's how she sees her clients and that belief supplies the spark for growth. 
    Because she seeks the little pleasures and cares so deeply for her clients she understands:These little moments remind me why we’re built for human connection.And now more than ever, your community craves the same connection going beyond digital screens.So whether it’s a social media post or an email, your words matter.Your words forge connections. Together, you'll discover the words to inspire your audience into action by drawing from what inspired your business in the first place:
    Sharing your story, process she likes to call — rekindling your spark.
    She brings web copy & brand messaging to creative visionaries, thought-leaders, & CEOs who want to scale through genuine connection
    RekindleCommunications.com  kathy@rekindlecommunications.com
    (407) 617-2181
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    💡 Remember to snap a photo or screenshot of you listening, post it to your IG stories be sure to tag @befabbopodcast so we can give your business a shoutout!
    Looking for coaching to refresh & re-energize you and your business?

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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Bamboo Dreams Photography ,

Perfect motivation!

Episode 50 is the perfect motivation and perspective to tackle this new month! Thank you for your ongoing commitment to helping all creatives build and maintain a sustainable AND profitable business during the best and the most challenging times!

The Lady Griffith ,

What a fabbo podcast!

Whenever I need advice for my wedding business, I turn to the Be Fabbo podcast. Bobbi is really the hard of the podcast — she’s spent 40 years in the wedding industry and has a unique perspective. I know if Bobbi recommends someone on her podcast, I’m going to love them. Keep up the great work, Bobbi & Tina!

Coastal Chic Studios ,

Fabulously Fabulous!

Todd and I had a blast with Bobbi! We were so honored to be able to share our business (Coastal Chic Studios) with her and all of her amazing listeners. Bobbi is a wonderful photographer and educator who is happy to shine a light on our amazing wedding vendor community. We are so thankful for her support! Keep it up Bobbi, we appreciate all you do for our community.
-Ang + Todd
Xoxo

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