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Kate Northrup & Mike Watts are entrepreneurs, parents, and partners in love, life, and business. They believe in making a life, not just a living and have a lifestyle that reflects that. They share their tips and strategies that have allowed them to build a high 6-figure online business that they grow from their home in Maine, working part time while raising their daughter. Their show is a deep dive into what makes life worth living and how to design your business and life around that. From business strategy to in-depth interviews, metaphysics, spirituality, mindset, and personal development, Kate & Mike will show you how to make the most out of your life, love, and business.

The Kate & Mike Show: Life, Love, and Business Kate Northrup, Mike Watts, Online Entrepreneurs, Business Coaches, and Blog

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.7, 207 Ratings

Kate Northrup & Mike Watts are entrepreneurs, parents, and partners in love, life, and business. They believe in making a life, not just a living and have a lifestyle that reflects that. They share their tips and strategies that have allowed them to build a high 6-figure online business that they grow from their home in Maine, working part time while raising their daughter. Their show is a deep dive into what makes life worth living and how to design your business and life around that. From business strategy to in-depth interviews, metaphysics, spirituality, mindset, and personal development, Kate & Mike will show you how to make the most out of your life, love, and business.

    Episode 195: Giving Up Good for Great: Why We're Ending The Kate & Mike Show

    Episode 195: Giving Up Good for Great: Why We're Ending The Kate & Mike Show

    I’m keeping it short today.
    Mike and I have some bittersweet news to share, and we recorded a new episode of The Kate & Mike Show to tell you.
    Here’s the episode.
    Whatever moment of endings and/or new beginnings you find yourself in, we’re with you.
    Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

    • 39 min
    Episode 194: How (and Why) to Love Your Opponent with Valarie Kaur, author of See No Stranger

    Episode 194: How (and Why) to Love Your Opponent with Valarie Kaur, author of See No Stranger

    Last night I sat on my couch, cheeks still wet from tears, soaked in the bittersweet moment of feeling sad that I was closing the cover of a book I’d just finished and that I was deeply moved by.
    I both wanted there to be more to read and also felt so totally satisfied and changed by the experience of taking it in.
    We’re 3 months away from the 2020 United States Presidential Election.
    An election in the midst of a pandemic and racial justice awakening is an even bigger deal than your average election.
    And so, here we are, entering a season of even more intensity.
    Why am I talking about the election?
    Because the book I finished last night is the manual for how we can come together as humans to heal in what is the most divisive time I’ve ever lived through (though I know that historically there have been more divisive times).
    4 years ago, just before the presidential election of 2016, I sat in a huge auditorium in Brooklyn holding a dear friend’s hand and weeping as we listened to the author of this book offer her son’s birth story as a metaphor for the intense time we were navigating then.
    She asked, “What if this darkness is not the darkness of the tomb, but the darkness of the womb? What if America is not dead, but a country that is waiting to be born?”
    We passed tissues up and down the aisle to people we didn’t know, yet who were not strangers.
    Valarie Kaur’s practice of Revolutionary Love is the blueprint we need to heal as a nation and as a world.
    As hate crimes, xenophobia, white nationalism, and other symptoms of fear increase, now more than ever we need a new roadmap...one guided not only by love but also by the body and joy.
    This week we’re sharing a new episode of The Kate & Mike Show, featuring activist, scholar, and bestselling author Valarie Kaur, and in it you’ll hear:
    • Why wonder is the path to true healing
    • What Valarie experienced at Guantanamo Bay and how it changed her
    • How to know when to breathe and when to push in the labor of revolutionary love
    • The freedom in forgiveness and how to do it even when it feels like you can’t
    • How to love your opponent (including how to know when it’s safe to do so and when it’s time to allow someone else to do it for you)
    • How to know what your role is in the transition of our country and world
    This was one of the most stirring conversations we’ve ever had on the podcast.
    Listen in, get your tissues, and prepare to pick your chin up off the floor.
    As we enter this pre-election season, may we all learn to practice Revolutionary Love so we can breathe, push, and birth a new world for us all.
    Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

    • 51 min
    Episode 193: Healing Racial Trauma with Milagros Phillips

    Episode 193: Healing Racial Trauma with Milagros Phillips

    If you’re new here, there’s something you need to know about me and this space: I’m obsessed with the body and I talk about it a lot.
    I love to learn about how our bodies work and how they relate literally and metaphorically to everything, specifically our emotional lives and productivity.
    If you’ve been around for a while, you already knew that.
    So many important conversations are missing a MAJORLY important piece of the puzzle:
    We all live in bodies, and they impact everything in our entire lives.
    One important conversation that often completely skips the topic of bodies (ironically, because it’s inherently about the mistreatment of bodies) is the conversation about racism.
    When I heard the woman I’m about to introduce speak for the first time, my body felt different than it had ever felt before during conversations about race.
    My body knew the potential for healing immediately because she was one of the first people I’d ever heard talk about race and racism in the context of how it impacts our bodies and why healing racial trauma needs to start with the body, not exclusively our minds.
    As a facilitator, author, and speaker, Milagros Phillips has been doing racial healing work for over two decades.
    When she came to speak in Origin last month, I got several messages from members after to the affect of:
    I’m in a puddle on the floor integrating the beauty that just transpired at the hands of Milagros. WOW.
    Several members asked if she was taking applications for niece adoptions because we all want her to be our auntie.
    Her work is powerful. Her heart is huge. She’s hilarious. And brilliant.
    If you’re ready to heal racial trauma in your body, be it black, white, or brown, so that you can affect healing in the world, this conversation is for you.
    Listening to Milagros will change you in the most beautiful way. I can’t wait to hear how this one moves you (and your body).
    Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

    • 57 min
    Episode 192: How to Mid-Year Plan and Why It's Essential That You Do

    Episode 192: How to Mid-Year Plan and Why It's Essential That You Do

    We’ve just crossed the threshold into the second half of the year.
    Every time I look at this wall we have in our basement of 12 really big monthly planners with a beautiful plan we made for 2020 back before we knew what 2020 was going to be, I chuckle.
    None of us could have planned for this year, I think that’s clear. This year has been particularly humbling for a planning nerd like myself (who also sells a planner).
    But it hasn’t made me abandon my planning practices (not all of them, anyway).
    In fact, I’m leaning hard on the ones that are bringing me peace and solace...and ensuring that I can still pay our team, pay our mortgage, and show up for the places I feel called to effect change.
    One of these planning practices is a mid-year regroup and planning session.
    You may be tempted to curl up in a ball under your dining room table and wait for this year to pass at this point, but, if you’re game, I’d love to invite you to join me in a simple exercise that will bring you more joy and results than acting as though this year is cancelled.
    (It is not, BTW. We have 5 months and 10 days left to infuse with our presence.)
    This week on The Kate & Mike Show, we’re walking through how to do a mid-year regroup and planning session so that you can really be here for all that life has on offer for you for the rest of the year.
    I give you the exact steps, and we’re even taking you behind the scenes to share what we’re gleaning from the last 6 months and how we’re integrating these lessons and infusing our dreams and goals for the next 6 months with them.
    Listen in for a powerful regroup and planning process.
    Can’t wait to hear what you think!
    Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    3 Tips for Expanding Your Capacity to Be With Discomfort

    3 Tips for Expanding Your Capacity to Be With Discomfort

    So much of the information we take in as humans is based on this idea that when we do or get x, y, or z, we’ll finally feel better and then we won’t have to feel discomfort anymore.
    We’ve been told that the whole point of being human is to find ways to either feel less or feel better.
    But what if that were not the point?
    What if trying to feel a different way than you feel and popping out when you feel a way you don’t like to feel is thwarting your efforts in business, marriage, parenting, and more?
    What if we’re making it harder than it needs to be?
    If there’s nothing else this pandemic has taught us, it’s that we don’t know what’s going on and that so much is out of our control.
    There’s a gift nestled in all of the confusion and angst, should we choose to open it.
    It’s an invitation to a deeper experience of being human, which offers a deeper experience of everything that being human includes. (Daunting? Yes. Awesome? For sure.)
    The most impactful thing that Mike and I have been practicing to allow us to unwrap this gift is expanding our capacity to be uncomfortable.
    The pandemic is uncomfortable (in a variety of ways, depending on who you are).
    Talking about race is uncomfortable for many.
    Not being able to plan past the next week, not knowing if kids are going back to school, or if you can go visit your grandmother, or if you can fly over a border to attend a gathering you’ve been looking forward to for more than 12 months is all uncomfortable.
    We’ve been sold the idea that the whole point is to learn how to avoid or get rid of discomfort as fast as possible (mainly by companies trying to profit off the promise of relief).
    But, at least in my life, the greater capacity I build for feeling what I’m feeling (whatever it is), the more meaningful everything becomes.
    This week on the podcast, we’re giving you 3 specific tips to expand your capacity to be with discomfort.
    If you find yourself crawling out of your skin from time to time or minute to minute, you’re going to want to listen in.
    Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast .

    • 46 min
    Episode 190: Workaholism: The Only Culturally Celebrated Addiction That's Killing Us and How We Can Stop It

    Episode 190: Workaholism: The Only Culturally Celebrated Addiction That's Killing Us and How We Can Stop It

    There’s a pattern so many of us have been indoctrinated into that’s depleting our bodies, our relationships, our planet, our innovation, and even our productivity.
    What makes it so insidious is that we’re celebrated for it, and many of us spend our whole lives in a reward loop that affirms a behavior that’s not doing us any favors.
    The addiction?
    Work.
    Alcohol addiction, drug addiction, sex addiction, shopping addiction, gambling addiction, and more are recognized as problematic behaviors for which treatment and healing can and should be sought.
    Overwork, however?
    We just throw each other a parade for that.
    Today on the podcast Mike and I are talking about our collective obsession with work and how it’s killing us on multiple levels.
    If you suspect that your addiction to work is holding you back in more ways than one, you’re gonna want to listen in.
    This episode is likely going to get under your skin in a way that’s simultaneously uncomfortable and necessary.
    And just in case you think we’re being righteous on our “we’ve already figured this thing out” high horses, we’re not.
    We share our recent foibles with slipping back into overwork and how we tend to those old patterns on a daily basis so that they don’t get the better of our souls.
    Can’t wait to hear how this one lands with you.
    Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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207 Ratings

ninac94 ,

Love it

I recently discovered this podcast and it has been a huge help for me in regards to staying organized and having a more positive outlook on life in general. I love the wide range of topics and hearing your unique perspectives. I find myself learning something new after listening. Your episode on anti racism was also encouraging and illuminating . Keep up the great work 😊

Grusha - ElitePodcastBookings ,

Awesome Content!

Kudos! Looking forward to your upcoming shows!

JaneAltair ,

Do Less with your podcast and help us out! :)

I thought this was from the “Do Less” girl but there was so much extra conversation that was not relevant and information we don’t need to know about Mike picking up the daycare toy...I don’t have a lot of time and all the extra is great for people that have a lot of time. But we don’t need to know so much about the “Clam Bake”, etc.
I want to love you guys but PLEASE stay focused and just get to the point.
Sending blessings!

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