6 episodes

The Life Beyond Business podcast is for small business owners who want to live an intentional life and build an authentic brand.

In our online business world, it’s so easy to let comparison, competition, and the daily hustle keep us from truly getting to know each other as real people outside of entrepreneurship. Host Maya Palmer is sharing her experiences and sitting down with leaders she admires to chat about what they’re learning in life, and how those lessons have impacted their businesses. Here, you’ll learn about life and business from a fresh, relatable perspective!

Life Beyond Business Maya Palmer

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The Life Beyond Business podcast is for small business owners who want to live an intentional life and build an authentic brand.

In our online business world, it’s so easy to let comparison, competition, and the daily hustle keep us from truly getting to know each other as real people outside of entrepreneurship. Host Maya Palmer is sharing her experiences and sitting down with leaders she admires to chat about what they’re learning in life, and how those lessons have impacted their businesses. Here, you’ll learn about life and business from a fresh, relatable perspective!

    05. How to Recognize and Shift from Self-Improvement Burnout with Lea Lester (Mental Health Chat on Self-Awareness, Rest, Discernment, and more)

    05. How to Recognize and Shift from Self-Improvement Burnout with Lea Lester (Mental Health Chat on Self-Awareness, Rest, Discernment, and more)

    At the start of every new year, and really all throughout the year, many entrepreneurs are dealing with the pressure to grow, do more, and constantly improve. While having goals is a good thing, therapist Lea Lester knows that pursuing your goals at the expense of your mental health is a recipe for burnout.

    Lea (pronounced lee) is a licensed therapist, Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, Certified Trauma Conscious Yoga Method Facilitator, Ph.D. student, and entrepreneur.  She primarily works with young adults; helping them prioritize self love, self awareness, and self acceptance.

    As a former public school educator, she became passionate about helping young adults navigate the increasing pressures and pain of coming of age in today's society. Her therapeutic interests include childhood trauma, intergenerational trauma, and somatic awareness. A self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist, her work places heavy emphasis on compassion, courage, and connection.

    In this episode, Lea explains how to recognize if you're experiencing self-improvement burnout, and what questions will lead you to developing a more sustainable approach for yourself.



    - Blog with Full Show Notes for This Episode: https://mayapalmerdesigns.com/2022/01/19/lea-lester/



    Connect with Lea:

    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/feelwithlea/

    - Website: https://lealester.com/



    Connect with Maya:

    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayapalmerdesigns/

    - Website: https://mayapalmerdesigns.com/

    • 21 min
    04. Building a Raw and Relatable Personal Brand with Kendall Mariah (Pivoting, Motherhood, Boundaries, Faith, and More)

    04. Building a Raw and Relatable Personal Brand with Kendall Mariah (Pivoting, Motherhood, Boundaries, Faith, and More)

    Entrepreneurship is a roller coaster of ups, downs, and pivots. Kendall Dunn, known through her brand as Kendall Mariah, is someone I admire for how she has embraced not being known for just one thing, and allowing God to guide her pursuits. Currently a content creator and brand strategist with over 500K followers across all her platforms, Kendall knows her stuff! She's also one of the most genuine people I've ever met, and I'm so grateful that I was able to chat with Kendall today and building an authentic brand, having boundaries as an online leader, how becoming a mom has changed her life and business, staying grounded in roots and faith, and more. We covered a lot in this episode - it's a good one!



    - Blog with Full Show Notes for This Episode: https://mayapalmerdesigns.com/2022/01/05/kendall-mariah/



    Connect with Kendall:

    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kendallmariah/

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kendallmariah?lang=en

    - Website: https://kendallmariah.com/



    Connect with Maya:

    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayapalmerdesigns/

    - Website: https://mayapalmerdesigns.com/

    • 46 min
    03. Servant Leadership in Business with Antowanna Carpenter (Being a Resource for Your Community, Finding Ways to Give Back as a Nonprofit or Business)

    03. Servant Leadership in Business with Antowanna Carpenter (Being a Resource for Your Community, Finding Ways to Give Back as a Nonprofit or Business)

    As business and nonprofit owners, we have the opportunity to decide what kind of leader we want to be. This impacts how we show up for our customers, communities, teams, and even ourselves. Antowanna Carpenter embodies servant leadership. She prioritizes the needs of others in her business decisions, and has a heart for giving.

    I sat down with Antowanna to chat about the lessons she's learned on business and service, how to be a resource for  your community as a for-profit or nonprofit leader, and more! Tune in if you've been thinking about starting a nonprofit, or giving back more as a business owner!

    Meet the Guest

    From humble beginnings, Antowanna Carpenter started helping individuals start nonprofits from the kitchen table of their homes.  From there, she went on to start a company and training systems designed specifically to help individuals understand the nonprofit start and growth process.  She is an entrepreneur, educator, coach to start-up business owners and expert grant writer. Antowanna has dedicated over twenty five years of her life helping individuals and companies turn their hobbies, gifts, visions and passions into successful businesses.


    Throughout the years, Antowanna has provided nonprofit and for-profit start-up coaching as well as grant writing training to thousands of individuals including businesses, government agencies, churches and schools. Antowanna is an educator by career and has a master's degree in business.  She has been featured on TCT, Scholar Magazine, various TV and radio shows. Antowanna is inspired by helping to develop organizations that empower communities. She sees her work with individuals as more of a mission to serve from the things in which she has learned and observed over the years.



    - Blog with Full Show Notes for This Episode: https://mayapalmerdesigns.com/2022/01/05/antowanna-carpenter/



    Connect with Antowanna:

    - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM8SE9QgP-FOl0LCtaPoS1Q

    - Website: https://antowannacarpenter.com/



    Connect with Maya:

    - Website Resources Mentioned: https://mayapalmerdesigns.com/templates

    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayapalmerdesigns/

    - Website: https://mayapalmerdesigns.com/

    • 20 min
    02. Embracing the Hygge Lifestyle as a Business Owner with Ida Winstead (Choosing Freedom Over the Hustle, Mindset, and More!)

    02. Embracing the Hygge Lifestyle as a Business Owner with Ida Winstead (Choosing Freedom Over the Hustle, Mindset, and More!)

    Do you ever feel like your business is running your life instead of supporting the lifestyle you dreamed of? If you can relate, know that I'm right there with you. And I have a feeling that we're not the only two! Ida Winstead, a fellow Showit Designer and one of my most recent mentors, has a unique perspective on enjoying work, but leaving plenty of margin to enjoy life, too.

    Ida is the owner of Hygge Design Co., a brand and Showit website design company serving creative entrepreneurs and the host of The Hygge Hour Podcast. After moving to the US from Norway and finding that American corporate life was not for her, she’s made it her mission to help other entrepreneurs bring more hygge and less hustle to their lives through strategic design and increased confidence, so that they can work less and enjoy life a little more. When she’s not busy designing away you can find her hanging out with her High School sweetheart husband or working on their fixer-upper in Raleigh.

    In this episode, I sit down with Ida to chat about building a business that allows you the freedom to enjoy life, how she's persevered to become a successful entrepreneur, the importance of mindset in business, and more!



    - Blog with Full Show Notes for This Episode: https://mayapalmerdesigns.com/2022/01/05/ida-winstead/



    Connect with Ida:

    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hyggedesign.co/

    - Podcast: https://hyggedesign.co/podcast

    - Website: https://hyggedesign.co/



    Connect with Maya:

    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayapalmerdesigns/

    - Website: https://mayapalmerdesigns.com/

    • 21 min
    01. How Facing Rejection Post-College Led Me to Entrepreneurship and What Inspired This Podcast

    01. How Facing Rejection Post-College Led Me to Entrepreneurship and What Inspired This Podcast

    I'm sharing how being rejected from full-time jobs turned out to be a blessing in disguise that pushed me to take entrepreneurship seriously. With the help of God, my parents, and a few mentors, I'm running a business that I didn't even know was possible a few years ago! In honor of this being the first episode, I'll also share what inspired this podcast - and what to expect in future episodes!

    - Blog with Full Show Notes for This Episode: https://mayapalmerdesigns.com/2022/01/05/young-entrepreneur/

    - Website Resources Mentioned: https://mayapalmerdesigns.com/templates

    - Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayapalmerdesigns/

    • 20 min
    Season One Coming in January 2022

    Season One Coming in January 2022

    Wanna learn how to grow your business, while also bonding with other creative entrepreneurs through real, uplifting conversations? The Life Beyond Business podcast is for small business owners who want to live an intentional life and build an authentic brand. 

    In our online business world, it’s so easy to let comparison, competition, and the daily hustle keep us from truly getting to know each other as real people outside of entrepreneurship. So, I’m sharing my experiences and sitting down with leaders I admire to chat about what they’re learning in life, and how those lessons have impacted their businesses. You’ll learn about life and business from a fresh, relatable perspective that typical “how to” content doesn’t offer.

    From lighthearted conversations to opening up about our struggles, each episode honors our unique life experiences.

    MEET YOUR HOST

    Hey y’all it’s your host Maya Palmer here - I’m a Brand and Website Designer who empowers nonprofits and small businesses to meet their growth goals. When the job offers didn’t come after college, I created my own job - and am so grateful to be on this journey.

    My own questions about genuine community and leadership in the entrepreneur space inspired me to create this podcast so that we can learn together.

    This podcast will explore topics like: How can you build a personal brand that’s authentic, but still have boundaries? What does it mean to be an advocate for diversity and inclusion? How do you show up well in your business when you’re going through a difficult season in your personal life? Can you build a successful business without having it run your life? How do you market your business and stay true to your values? How do you care for your mental health as an entrepreneur? What does it look like to cultivate community and lead responsibly?

    Tune in to discover how Life Beyond Business can inspire you to lead with purpose and choose community over competition.

    I’m so glad you’re here!

    CONNECT WITH ME

    Website: https://mayapalmerdesigns.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayapalmerdesigns/

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