16 episodes

Kadie Smith is the creator of Drop Cap Design, a graphic design branding agency deicated to designing story-driven brands for online businesses. An expert at using design as a strategic tool to capture tone, infuse personality, and capture your audience's attention, Katie wants to share her knowledge with all online entrepreneurs. If you've always dreamed of creating your ideal job where you can work from home and travel, this podcast is for you. Here's to building the life you love!

Brands Without Borders Kadie Smith

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Kadie Smith is the creator of Drop Cap Design, a graphic design branding agency deicated to designing story-driven brands for online businesses. An expert at using design as a strategic tool to capture tone, infuse personality, and capture your audience's attention, Katie wants to share her knowledge with all online entrepreneurs. If you've always dreamed of creating your ideal job where you can work from home and travel, this podcast is for you. Here's to building the life you love!

    EP 15 | Managing Stress as a Creative and Entrepreneur With Caroline Potter

    EP 15 | Managing Stress as a Creative and Entrepreneur With Caroline Potter

    Today I am sitting down with the wonderful Caroline Potter, from Flourish! We talk all about the very real challenges of managing your stress and prioritizing your health as an entrepreneur. Caroline shares valuable tips and tools to help you manage and work through your stress, so that you are able to put your best foot forward in everything you do!



    — What it Means to be Healthy

    — Bringing Joy Into Wellness

    — Identifying the Root Cause of Anxiety and Depression

    — Listening to What Your Body is Telling You

    — How Negative Stress Manifests In Your Body

    — Managing Your Stress

    — Sleep is the Foundation of Everything

    — Exercising For Your Mental Health

    — Food & Supplements That Help With Stress

    — Prioritizing Your Health



    Connect with Caroline Potter:

    · Learn more about Flourish

    · Check out Flourish Apothecary

    · Follow Caroline on Instagram @caroline__potter



    Episode Resources:


    Holistic Sleep Guide
    Apothecary Shop

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    • 39 min
    EP 14 | How I Defined the Values That Drive My Life & Business

    EP 14 | How I Defined the Values That Drive My Life & Business

    Hey there! In today's episode I'm sharing my personal journey of how I prioritize and make decisions based on my values. I was feeling stressed and overwhelmed with multiple projects, so I sat down and went through an exercise to reevaluate what was most important to me. I started with my personal values and then moved on to my business values. I realized that I prioritize based on my desire for space, beauty, and deep connection in my personal life, while in my business, I lead with hospitality, build with elegance, and look for the opportunities. This framework has been a game-changer for me and has helped me make decisions with more emotional clarity and purpose. If you're interested in learning more about how to determine your values and use them to guide your decision-making, be sure to tune in to this episode! Don't forget to rate and review the podcast and share it with a friend. Thanks for listening!



    — Values

    — Overloading Your Schedule

    — Personal Value System vs. Business Value System

    — Finding What Matters to You Today

    — Your Business is a Reflection of You

    — Valuing Your Life in the Now

    — Space

    — Investing in Yourself

    — Building a Beautiful Life

    — Connecting with the Ones You Love

    — Elegance

    — Crafting a Comfortable, Memorable Experience

    — Hospitality

    — Constantly Innovating



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    • 24 min
    EP 13 | 5 Ways Creating An Online Course Can Help You Live Aboard Better

    EP 13 | 5 Ways Creating An Online Course Can Help You Live Aboard Better

    Listen, I hear you. I view myself as a designer and a creative, and when I was thinking about how to increase my profits for Drop Cap Design, I was really worried about stepping into the online Course Creation field. But let me tell you, creating "The Brand Edit" was a decision that completely changed my life. In this episode, I'm coming to you live from my childhood home in Birmingham to tell you 5 reasons why you should seriously consider creating an online course. From the flexibility it offers to the potential for new partnerships and revenue streams, there are so many benefits to creating a course. Plus, it's a great way to build community around your passion or expertise!



    — Visiting Family & Prepping for My Costa Rica Shoot

    — Growing My Team

    — Relaunching The Brand Edit

    — Why You Should Create an Online Course

    — Entrepreneurial Experience

    — Do You Need to Be an Expert to Teach a Course?

    — MLMs

    — Giving Yourself Power Again

    — Running an Agency vs. Having an Online Course

    — Affiliate Links

    — Partnerships

    — Community

    — How I Made My Online Course

    — Value Funnel





    Episode Resources:


    Drop Cap Design's The Brand Edit
    Amy Porterfield & The Digital Course Academy



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    • 39 min
    EP 12 | Day In the Life: Montana Edition

    EP 12 | Day In the Life: Montana Edition

    After My Roadtrip From Hell, my car getting broken into, and countless tech issues on the back of this podcast and YouTube channel, I've still been able to find the light in every moment. Each day brings a lesson, and I've learned that if I fail 9 times, I'll win on the 10th. So I wanted to give you a real, raw perspective on my daily life in Montana. I don't focus on a single day but rather what my day-to-day lifestyle is like here as opposed to Costa Rica (which, spoiler alert, will become my home base soon!). I take you behind the scenes in all its highs and lows, showing you my experience working remotely, reconnecting with friends and their cute dogs, staying productive and ahead of new projects with Drop Cap Design, and taking time for me when I needed it. Plus, I share a fun story about a photoshoot with horses and a boat grill that...well, let's say, didn't go exactly as planned.



    00:00 — Intro

    01:11 — Just a Typical Day in the Life

    02:01 — Behind the Scenes of a Podcast: Let's Talk Tech

    09:30 — Getting to Montana

    13:58 — Morning Routine

    15:07 — Making Time to Read

    19:01 — Coworking Space

    24:36 — My Design Internship

    26:25 — Longer Days

    32:05 — Balancing Work & Play

    35:18 — Lessons Learned Along the Way





    Episode Resources:


    Listen to BWB Ep 11 | Stories from the Road: My Cross Country Trip from Hell - ALABAMA TO MONTANA
    "On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft" by Stephen King
    "The Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion
    "Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know" by Malcolm Gladwell
    "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed
    "Tiny Beautiful Things" by Cheryl Strayed
    "Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World" by Anthony Doerr
    "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr



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    • 40 min
    EP 11 | Stories from the Road: My Cross Country Trip from Hell - ALABAMA TO MONTANA

    EP 11 | Stories from the Road: My Cross Country Trip from Hell - ALABAMA TO MONTANA

    It's time for me to get back on the road and travel again. Join me for my recent road trip experience, with all the highs and lows including a car break-in and other unexpected challenges. Despite the setbacks, I learned valuable lessons about going with the flow and appreciating the journey, even when life throws a curveball your way. There's such power in hospitality and kindness, and it made all the difference in the difficult situation that I found myself in. I also share my thoughts on the podcasting process and invite listeners to share their suggestions for future topics. Tune in to hear the full story and join me alongside on this journey.



    00:00 — Intro

    00:41 — Putting Yourself Out There

    02:48 — Returning to Montana for the Summer

    09:17 — Trust Your Intuition

    13:28 — The Break In

    18:06 — The Power of Perception

    27:47 — Rebirth & Fresh Starts

    29:18 — My 3 Takeaways

    32:16 — Give Me Your Suggestions!



    Episode Resources:


    Listen to BWB EP 1 | The Origin Story



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    • 32 min
    EP 10 | Marina de Almenara Martinez on the Café Córazon Surf Cafe, Her Culinary Journey, and the Power of Love

    EP 10 | Marina de Almenara Martinez on the Café Córazon Surf Cafe, Her Culinary Journey, and the Power of Love

    Today I am sitting down for another live coffee shop interview with the one and only Marina de Almenara Martinez, who is part of my favorite Coffee Shop in Costa Rica called Corazon Surf Cafe. She shares her experience growing up in Playa Negra, going to Culinary School, and meeting her partner. Having grown up in Playa Negra in the 90s, Marina gives a firsthand account of the changes in the area throughout her lifetime, how her connection to her culture was strengthened by cuisine, and why love unites everything at the end of the day.



    — Playa Negra through the Years

    — Working at a Surf Cafe

    — Moving from Peru to Costa Rica

    — Growing Up with Parents who Love to Surf

    — Going to School in Costa Rica

    — Climate Change

    — Getting Creative with Food in Low Season

    — Connecting through Cuisine

    — Identity

    — Fashion & Style

    — Bringing Back the Surfing Community

    — Burnout as a Cook

    — Marina's Biggest Inspiration: Her Mom

    — Future Aspirations for Corazon and Surfing



    Episode Resources:


    Follow Marina on IG @marina_dealmenara
    Córazon Surf Cafe on IG @corazonsurfcafe
    BWB EP 6 | Moving to a New City? Here's How to Make Friends
    Listen to the last coffee shop episode, BWB EP 7 | Women of Surfing in Playa Negra
    "How I Built This" Podcast with Guy Raz from Wondery



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    • 34 min

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