10 episodes

Welcome to Girl Makes Fire, your go-to podcast for practical tools and solutions for the everyday challenges of being a creative and spiritual entrepreneur living in a material world. 

If you’re a mission-driven, purpose-aligned, spirit-drenched creative solopreneur, OR if you're just getting started becoming any of those things…. you’re in the right place. Your host, Deborah C. Smith, holistic business coach, online marketing consultant and crafty creative is the owner of several successful small businesses. Through unique guest interviews and focused topics, Deborah offers inspiration and support for your entrepreneurial journey - creative problem-solving, mindset shifts, daily practices and motivation to take imperfect action so you too can find balance while building your dream business. 

You can expect storytelling, tools, resources, unique guest interviews, inspiration and daily coaching practices to help you build a thriving business with less stress, more ease and joy.

Girl Makes Fire: Holistic Business Tools for Creative Solopreneurs Deborah C. Smith

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Welcome to Girl Makes Fire, your go-to podcast for practical tools and solutions for the everyday challenges of being a creative and spiritual entrepreneur living in a material world. 

If you’re a mission-driven, purpose-aligned, spirit-drenched creative solopreneur, OR if you're just getting started becoming any of those things…. you’re in the right place. Your host, Deborah C. Smith, holistic business coach, online marketing consultant and crafty creative is the owner of several successful small businesses. Through unique guest interviews and focused topics, Deborah offers inspiration and support for your entrepreneurial journey - creative problem-solving, mindset shifts, daily practices and motivation to take imperfect action so you too can find balance while building your dream business. 

You can expect storytelling, tools, resources, unique guest interviews, inspiration and daily coaching practices to help you build a thriving business with less stress, more ease and joy.

    🔥 Strategy: Create Consistent Weekly Content

    🔥 Strategy: Create Consistent Weekly Content

    You want to build a small but powerful community of humans who know and love the work you do in this world? 

    You want a business that won't fall to pieces when the whole world stops? 

    You want to create an audience of raving fans who would love to work with or buy something from you!

    Then getting into action and creating weekly relevant content is a strategy that can truly support your business goals!

    In this episode, you will learn:
    the basic strategy of creating weekly content to attract your clients why list building and community building are fail-proof methods for consistent business growth (either online or IRL)the high level overview of how the strategy workshow to brainstorm 2 months worth of relevant content to share with people See below for your free copy of my Content Creation Template!
    At the end, I even touch base on how you can use this strategy with out having to be active every single minute on social media.

    This is the perfect episode to listen to right before a day of batching content or when you're brainstorming ways to connect with new people.

    As I mentioned, I'd love to hear what you're working on and what you're thinking of for a great topic and platform to share! Email me at hello@deborahcsmith.com!

    RESOURCES & LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE

    Free tool: Two-month Content Creation Template

    Free 15-minute Consultation (Creative Jam Session?)

    ConvertKit Free 14-Day Trial

    20% OFF Sakara Life Signature Nutrition Programs - Use code DEBSAKARA at checkout!
    Girl Makes Fire is created by Deborah C. Smith and designed to inspire young creatives to find their own unique path to financial, spiritual and mental wellness and abundance.

    💕 Visit Deborah online. http://www.deborahcsmith.com
    💕 Follow Girl Makes Fire on Insta. www.instagram.com/girlmakesfires

    • 33 min
    4 Lessons The Solar Eclipse Can Teach Us About Business

    4 Lessons The Solar Eclipse Can Teach Us About Business

    On today's episode of Girl Makes Fire, we take a take a trip to the center of the Sun as the moon uses it's small but mighty and perfectly aligned energy to make a big impact on us mere mortals. 

    There is so much we can learn from nature, in general, but when we have these brief but highly visible experiences, such as a total solar eclipse, it seems even more important to pause, and take in whatever we can learn from the experience. 

    In this episode I'm sharing my 4 big takeaways from the path of totality including:
     The power of a shining life moment (hint: your story!) Clarifying how far you're willing to go to get what you want.Becoming a market-maker by staying present with your audience.How small things can still make a BIG impact.... that means you!I loved taking a break from the business of my work day to step into the magical portal of the eclipse and take it all in from beginning to end.

    Did you do something special to witness or celebrate this moment?

    I'd love to hear your story and where you were, or anything you learned.

    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

    Let's build your dream business!
    Free 15 Business Audit or Consultation with Deborah

    Sakara Life's Signature nutrition program allows you to focus on doing what you love without compromising your wellness: GET 20% OFF with code DEBSAKARA

    Experience the Creator Network - 14-Day Free Trial of Convertkit 


    Girl Makes Fire is created by Deborah C. Smith and designed to inspire young creatives to find their own unique path to financial, spiritual and mental wellness and abundance.

    💕 Visit Deborah online. http://www.deborahcsmith.com
    💕 Follow Girl Makes Fire on Insta. www.instagram.com/girlmakesfires

    • 28 min
    Tax Time! Organize Your Money for Ease and Abundance

    Tax Time! Organize Your Money for Ease and Abundance

    There’s a saying that goes “Money loves intention”
    Meaning, when you are aware of you money, and tracking the income and expense of it, and you get all your systems set up and ready to make money... it all flows with so much more ease. 
    Conversely, if your accounting and money are all over the place- you won't be able to receive more.

    In today's episode, I'm touching base on some of the mindset blocks that cause us to avoid our bookkeeping and a very simple but highly effective system to track your money so you can dance your way into tax time feeling the relief of knowing you have it all organized and ready to submit. 
    If you've ever dreaded the thought of having to balance your bank sheets or obsessed over how much things are costing... I hope this episode will help you take a new approach. 

    They certainly helped me go from being very *very* messy about my money, to being so well organized that I 5x my income!
    Organize your money tips:
    1) Have a system for organizing your  finances and invoicing clients. Make sure you're tracking income and expenses weekly. Start simple with a Google Sheet and then graduate to a tool like Quickbooks.
    2) View expenses like transaction fees as the cost of doing business. 
    3) If you notice blocks around money that are keeping you from tracking it on a weekly basis, then take the time now to work through those blocks. It will save you lots in the long run.

    Some books that I recommend to help you start to heal and grow your relationship with money:
    1) “You were born Rich” by Bob Proctor - amazing mindset shift about the concept of wealth​
    2) “Profit First” by Mike Michalowicz - this is the go-to book most entrepreneurs and accountants I’ve worked with recommend for organizing your business finances)
    3) "Money- A Love Story" by  Kate Northrup   this is like a therapeutic workbook for overcoming limiting beliefs around money

    4) "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki - a wonderful story of how simple and smart investments can transform your financial reality

    5) "Ask and It is Given" by Esther and Jerry Hicks - how to manifest anything you truly desire! (I know it sounds big and it is)

    RESOURCES IN THIS EPISODE

    Sakara Life Signature Nutrition Program  - use the code DEBSAKARA at checkout for 20% Off your first order of plant-based wellness products. 
    ConvertKit Email Service Provider - my personal platform for creating a robust online marketing business.

    Quickbooks by Intuit - for when you are ready to level up your accounting process and house expense reporting, invoicing and tax prep all in one place.

    I’d love to know what action you took! Please email me to let me know at hello@deborahcsmith.com


    Girl Makes Fire is created by Deborah C. Smith and designed to inspire young creatives to find their own unique path to financial, spiritual and mental wellness and abundance.

    💕 Visit Deborah online. http://www.deborahcsmith.com
    💕 Follow Girl Makes Fire on Insta. www.instagram.com/girlmakesfires

    • 28 min
    Creating Your Unique Offer

    Creating Your Unique Offer

    In Ep 7 we’re going to focus on the topic of crafting your business offer.      
    Specifically, I want to highlight the importance of clarifying some details of your unique offer - so you connect to the right people, and increase sales.
    It sounds so easy, right? Just connect to those right people… 
    Ok why - so why are we talking about this? 
    There are lots of vendors in the marketplace who also sell what you sell. Especially in the online space, there are myriads of coaches and experts and others out there with a similar product or service. 
    But here’s the Fun and critically important FACT that I’m here to promise you:
    None of them can do it like you do. 
    They simply can not. And you could never like they do.        
    So, in order to make the most of your personal story and life's experience, in this episode, you'll learn:
    - 3 Key Steps to Clarifying Your Offer
    - case studies from business owners who reworked their offers to increase sales 
    -  how you can begin to refine your message and become more visible to your ideal clients

    Enjoy and please email me at hello@deborahcsmith.com to turn in your homework 😂




    Girl Makes Fire is created by Deborah C. Smith and designed to inspire young creatives to find their own unique path to financial, spiritual and mental wellness and abundance.

    💕 Visit Deborah online. http://www.deborahcsmith.com
    💕 Follow Girl Makes Fire on Insta. www.instagram.com/girlmakesfires

    • 35 min
    Money, Mindset & Pricing with Masha Goins

    Money, Mindset & Pricing with Masha Goins

    🔥🔥🔥 Don't burn yourself on this episode!

    Have you ever dreaded having to sell your product or services?
    Have you spent hours deliberating over what to price your course, coaching program, or membership?
    Have you done alllll the things to lead up to the launch of an offer only to feel an overwhelming sense of imposter syndrome and fear around telling anyone you actually have something for sale?

    If you were thinking "Yes! 🙋‍♀️" to any of those questions then today's conversation is for you!

    My guest for this episode is soulful Business Coach and pricing expert, Masha Goins. Masha helps her clients give birth to their dream businesses, expand their consciousness and condition their nervous systems so they can grow and scale their business to truly support their dream lifestyle.

    Her online group coaching program is called Hey! to $100K and her mission is to help more entrepreneurs reach that $100K threshold and smash on through to the other side through Soulful Marketing, Business Strategy, and Mindset Magic™️. 

    In this episode we get into some 🔥 topics including:
    money blocks and why women suffer from fear of asking for what they desirehow money is just a form of energy and why that's a powerful toolhow to set your pricing by envisioning a step-ladder with a clear path to growtha mindset shift around paying your bills that will take you from constricted and stuck to flowing with abundance!Take Action: Masha is coaching a free 3-Day Challenge called Level Up with High Ticket Group Coaching, from April 2nd - 4th.

    Register Here if you're a course creator, coach, service based, or online biz owner who's ready to grow. If you show up live, she's got a fantastic free gift, her signature LEVEL UP Launch Pricing Framework.

    I got so much inspiration about how to approach my own business offers from this conversation and I truly hope it inspires you to take those baby steps towards asking for what you are worth and receiving it!

    LINKS & RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

    Daily Abundance Planner: Download here
    Learn more about Masha here: Masha Goins
    Start building your audience with ConvertKit.
    Nourish and support your health with signature meals from Sakara Life. Use code DEBSAKARA at checkout for 20% Off your first order.

    Get the help you need to build a successful online home base for your business with expert coaching and online tools: Luminous Creative Marketing 
    Girl Makes Fire is created by Deborah C. Smith and designed to inspire young creatives to find their own unique path to financial, spiritual and mental wellness and abundance.

    💕 Visit Deborah online. http://www.deborahcsmith.com
    💕 Follow Girl Makes Fire on Insta. www.instagram.com/girlmakesfires

    • 47 min
    Sparking Creativity

    Sparking Creativity

    What is the source of our creative ideas and how can creativity be a master tool in your entrepreneurial toolkit? 

    In this episode we'll get into CREATIVITY and it's power to transform a situation by opening up new pathways of thought to arrive at innovative solutions. 

    You'll learn 5 ways that your unique creativity supports your entrepreneurial journey, including:
    Being UniqueProblem Solving Authentic BrandingAdaptabilityEmotional Connection Creative thinking is not only allocated as a tool for musicians, painters, designers and other visual artists. 

    We are all creative and we use that natural form of expressing each and every day. 

    But what if you could strengthen your creative muscles and hone your creative tools so you can apply it as a skill to any aspect of building your business? 

    At the end of the episode I've outlined three practical strategies for how to tap into your creative thinking brain when you need to get unstuck, solve a problem or overcome a challenge. 

    These strategies include:


    Divergent ThinkingChanging Your Environment Embracing Collaboration 
    I'd love to hear what types of creative tools you lean into for business support. Do you have a strategy for how to tap your creativity when you're working on something for your business and feeling stuck?

    Let me know in the comments or email me at hello@deborahcsmith.com.

    REFERENCES FROM THIS EPISODE

    Sakara Plant-Based Nutrition Programs - Get 20% OFF w/code DEBSAKARA

    ConvertKit Email Service Providers 

    FREE EVENT: Full Moon VisionBoard Workshop - Monday, March 25th, 7 pm ET

    Join Deborah and a group of likeminded solopreneurs to create a Q2 vision board and tap the power of visual thinking to support your business goals! 
    Girl Makes Fire is created by Deborah C. Smith and designed to inspire young creatives to find their own unique path to financial, spiritual and mental wellness and abundance.

    💕 Visit Deborah online. http://www.deborahcsmith.com
    💕 Follow Girl Makes Fire on Insta. www.instagram.com/girlmakesfires

    • 27 min

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