6 episodes

Welcome to your virtual happy hour with Cocktails with creatives! On our podcast, we uncover the good the bad, and the ugly of running your business while sipping on cocktails and cheering each other on!

Cocktails with creatives Amanda Mays

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Welcome to your virtual happy hour with Cocktails with creatives! On our podcast, we uncover the good the bad, and the ugly of running your business while sipping on cocktails and cheering each other on!

    The Programs I Use As A Creative Service Provider

    The Programs I Use As A Creative Service Provider

    Welcome to episode 6 of the Cocktails with Creatives Podcast! Today I am chatting with my go-to programs and systems as a creative business owner. Having programs and systems that work for you and your business to help save time and keep you organized is a lifesaver.
    Here are some quick highlights from this episode:
    How I use dubsado and my CRM How click up organizes and keep my clients and business on track Using Planoly to help plan my social media posts each month How flodesk keeps me engaged with my email subscribers


    Today’s cocktail recipe:
    Today's recipe is -Strawberry Champagne 
    1cup strawberries Splash on lemon juice and sugar Your favorite champagne  In a champagne, glass places poured strawberry and top with your champagne
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    Resources mentioned in this episode: 
     
    Dubsado: Free trial for up to 3 clients and Get  20% off your first month or year! https://www.dubsado.com/?c=amadnamays
     
    Click up: Try free https://clickup.com/?fp_ref=amanda49
     
    Planoly: Try for free https://www.planoly.com/referral/amandamaysdesign
     
    Flodesk: Get  50% off your Flodesk subscription https://flodesk.com/c/AMANDAMAYS
     
    Want to be on the podcast? Head over to amandamays.com/cocktailswithcreatives to apply!
     
    We want to hear your stories, wins, nightmare clients and everything in between! Text me at 989-545-1193. All texts are completely anonymous and confidential. I would love to share your story as we build our community of creatives.
     
    Thanks for tuning in! Be on the lookout for new episodes dropping every Tuesday!

    • 23 min
    The struggles of running a business and caring for your mental illness

    The struggles of running a business and caring for your mental illness

    Welcome to episode 5 of the Cocktails with Creatives Podcast! Today I am opening up about my own personal struggles of navigating my anxiety disorder and running my business. I'll be sharing my story and what has helped me live successfully with a mental illness. Let’s get chatting!



    Here are some quick highlights from this episode:
    My journey and struggles of having a mental illness  My care plan Tips on how I successfully run a business despite the barriers my anxiety caused


    Today’s cocktail recipe:
    Today's recipe is - Skinny Pina Colada splash
     
    Coconut pineapple drink flavor ( by the juice) Club soda/sparkling water 2 oz of rum Crushed ice  
    In a tall glass of crushed iced mix rum flavoring and club soda. Stir and enjoy
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    Resources mentioned in this episode: 
     
    Want to be on the podcast? Head over to amandamays.com/cocktailswithcreatives to apply!
     
    We want to hear your stories, wins, nightmare clients and everything in between! Text me at 989-545-1193. All texts are completely anonymous and confidential. I would love to share your story as we build our community of creatives.
     
    Thanks for tuning in! Be on the lookout for new episodes dropping every Tuesday!

    • 22 min
    Creating Positive Change In Your Business and Life

    Creating Positive Change In Your Business and Life

     
    Welcome to episode 4 of the Cocktails with Creatives Podcast! I am so excited to talk to you about my experience with negative thoughts and how I reprogram my brain to create a better quality of life! Let’s get chatting!



    Here are some quick highlights from this episode:
    How negative thought created negative life events  What inspired me to change Tips on how i began the process of reprogramming my thoughts Actionable steps on how I achieved success by positive thinking.  
    Today’s cocktail recipe:
    Today's recipe is - a Peach Mint Julep fizz!! 
     
    1 ripe peach, pit removed and sliced⁣ 1 tsp sugar⁣ 6 mint leaves⁣ 4 oz. bourbon⁣ Club Soda Crushed ice ⁣  
    Put the peach slices, sugar, and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Muddle them together.⁣ Add in the bourbon and some ice, and then shake it up!⁣ Strain into two glasses filled with fresh crushed ice. Garnish with peach slices and mint leaves.⁣



    Resources mentioned in this episode: 
    You're a badass- by Jen Sincero Affiliate link - https://www.amazon.com/dp/9123735600?ref=exp_influencer-080c9cd8_dp_vv_d
    Meditation videos- Mindful movement https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_mPlZbomAgNzfAUElRL7w
    Want to be on the podcast? Head over to amandamays.com/cocktailswithcreatives to apply!
    We want to hear your stories, wins, nightmare clients and everything in between! Text me at 989-545-1193. All texts are completely anonymous and confidential. I would love to share your story as we build our community of creatives.

    • 24 min
    My Personal Business Journey - The Ups and Downs and Everything In Between

    My Personal Business Journey - The Ups and Downs and Everything In Between

    I am so glad you are here and I am so excited to be sharing this podcast with you! Owning your own business can be really lonely sometimes and if you are anything like me, you can feel like the rest of the world just doesn't get what we do and all that we do. It certainly can be frustrating as creatives because we are often left feeling undervalued and unappreciated. I created this podcast as a space where creative business owners can talk about real business life, share their stories and bring a place of the community together while virtually chatting over cocktails. 


    Here are some quick highlights from this episode:
    How I started my creative business  Life’s curveballs and how they shape my story today My personal and unique business journey Struggling with self-doubt and how I developed a community to overcome it What to expect in the upcoming episodes  
    Today’s cocktail recipe:
    Today's recipe is my absolute favorite - a Skinny Mojito!! 1 stevia pack, a slice of lime, and a few mint leaves muddled together. Next, place the mixture inside the cocktail shaker with 1 shot of your favorite rum and ice. Pour over ice and top with club soda! It's that simple and so so good!
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode: 
     
    Want to be on the podcast? Head over to amandamays.com/cocktailswithcreatives to apply!
     
    We want to hear your stories, wins, nightmare clients, and everything in between! Text us at 989-545-1195. All texts are completely anonymous and confidential. I would love to share your story as we build our community of creatives.
     
    Thanks for tuning in! Be on the lookout for new episodes dropping every Tuesday!

    • 18 min
    4 Secrets to Improving Your Client Experience

    4 Secrets to Improving Your Client Experience

    Welcome to episode 3 of the Cocktails with Creatives Podcast! I am so excited to share with you my 4 secrets to improving your client experience. Happy clients make for happy chatter about our business and that is always good. It is so great for networking, word of mouth marketing and referrals which turn into PAYING clients! In this episode I am spilling all the deets on how I wow my clients and turn them into the biggest asset for my business. Let’s get chatting! 



    Here are some quick highlights from this episode:
    -How to take yourself through your own client experience
    -Where you can add personalized touches 
    -Why using a CRM software can help your client experience
    -Get to know your client's pain spots and how you can solve them with your service
    -Ways to show your client how excited you are to work with them 



    Today’s cocktail recipe:
    Lavender Lemonade 
     
    Start off with a glass of ice and then one ounce of lavender syrup (I have found this on amazon and at Home Goods). One shot of vodka (or two if you’re having a bad day) and then we top with your favorite lemonade! This is such a good one...you're going to want seconds!
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode: 
     
    Sign up for Dubsado using this link and receive a free trial for up to 3 clients and get  20% off your first month or year: https://www.dubsado.com/?c=amadnamays
     
    Want to be on the podcast? Head over to amandamays.com/cocktailswithcreatives to apply!
     
    We want to hear your stories, wins, nightmare clients and everything in between! Text me at 989-545-1195. All texts are completely anonymous and confidential. I would love to share your story as we build our community of creatives.
     
    Thanks for tuning in! Be on the lookout for new episodes dropping every Tuesday!

    • 16 min
    All Things Investments As a Small Business Owner

    All Things Investments As a Small Business Owner

    In this episode I am breaking down the main things I invested inside my business. I’m sharing what worked, what didn’t and key investments I have made that have really propelled my business to the next level. While each of our business and journeys are different I hope sharing some of my journey will help you in yours.



    Here are some quick highlights from this episode:
    -Time investments and how they helped me propel my business
    -How I perfected my craft without having a client 
    -Course investment mistakes 
    -My best investment 
    -Brand photos - how they have helped me show up online and stand out
    -My next upcoming investments 



    Today’s cocktail recipe:
    Strawberry Tequila Fizz 
     
    Start off with chopped strawberries and ½  teaspoon sugar. You will muddle that together. Then you add ice along with 1-2 shots of tequila. Shake that in a cocktail shaker and serve over ice with a bit of lime! Garnish with fresh strawberries if you are feeling a little boojee ;)
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode: 
     
    Elizabeth McCravy’s Booked Out Designer Course: https://elizabethmccravy.com/booked-out-designer?affiliate=amandamays
     
    Want to be on the podcast? Head over to amandamays.com/cocktailswithcreatives to apply!
     
    We want to hear your stories, wins, nightmare clients and everything in between! Text me at 989-545-1195. All texts are completely anonymous and confidential. I would love to share your story as we build our community of creatives.
     
    Thanks for tuning in! Be on the lookout for new episodes dropping every Tuesday!

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

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Take a seat & stay awhile!

Amanda has set the table and she’s inviting all creatives & biz owners alike to take a seat, kick off your shoes, and hang with her. Whether you’re new in your biz or looking to get away from the perfectly polished success stories and get real with the community Amanda is building— you’ll love it here. I loved Amanda’s show before the intro even finished. Love this so much! Can’t wait for more.

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Inspiring ❤️

It’s so easy to compare our journey with others. Amanda is a breath of fresh air, and a reminder that each of our paths are different for a reason. Thanks for keeping it real!

Ida at Hygge Design Co ,

Like sitting down with a friend

Amanda is such an incredible business owner, and I love learning from her in this way. Cocktails with Creatives truly feels like a heart to heart conversation with a friend, and I love the honesty and transparency she brings to the table through this podcast. A must listen!!

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