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There’s no one RIGHT way to raise great humans, just like there’s no one RIGHT way to build a profitable business. That’s why it’s so comforting to know you’re not the only one trying to do both at the same time. Join me (Nikki Elledge Brown) and a brilliant lineup of family-focused entrepreneurs for the Naptime Empires™ podcast - refreshingly honest conversations on the realities of parenthood + entrepreneurship. Topics include motherhood, entrepreneurship (obvs), relationships, spirituality, inspiration, success, health, and fun (remember that?).

Naptime Empires with Nikki Elledge Brown: Refreshingly Honest Conversations for Entrepreneurial Moms Nikki Elledge Brown

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0, 86 Ratings

There’s no one RIGHT way to raise great humans, just like there’s no one RIGHT way to build a profitable business. That’s why it’s so comforting to know you’re not the only one trying to do both at the same time. Join me (Nikki Elledge Brown) and a brilliant lineup of family-focused entrepreneurs for the Naptime Empires™ podcast - refreshingly honest conversations on the realities of parenthood + entrepreneurship. Topics include motherhood, entrepreneurship (obvs), relationships, spirituality, inspiration, success, health, and fun (remember that?).

    When you’re feeling unclear [NE 065]

    When you’re feeling unclear [NE 065]

    We often talk about the value in hiring help in biz and hiring help at home (with childcare, home maintenance, etc). In this episode I highlight the value of enlisting support for YOU - not as a parent, not as a biz owner, but as the one wearing all the hats. The WHOLE you.

    When you're feeling stuck, unclear, not sure what your next right step may be, having (a trusted) someone for YOU can be the ultimate guardrail to help you stay on YOUR path.

    Take a listen, give it a go, and as always - let me know your fave takeaway by taking a screenshot (or a selfie as you listen) + tagging me on Instagram @nikkielledgebrown with #naptimeempires. I'll meet you there!
    SHOW NOTES: http://naptimeempires.com/065 
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    MUSIC: "So Far So Close" by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike License.
     

    • 22 min
    Adrienne Dorison on Building a Business That Runs Like Clockwork™  [NE 064]

    Adrienne Dorison on Building a Business That Runs Like Clockwork™  [NE 064]

    Adrienne Dorison has spent the past 10+ years in the field of operational efficiency, and has since created the most simplistic approach to making your business ultra-efficient. (She also recently became a mom to her little one, Kit.)
    In this conversation we cover what it means (+ what it takes) to build a business that can not just run but GROW without your direct involvement, how efficiency will look different depending on the season of life you’re in, and practical steps you can take to prep your business for when LIFE HAPPENS.
    Grab your earbuds and enjoy!


    SHOW NOTES: http://naptimeempires.com/064 
    INSTA: http://instagram.com/nikkielledgebrown
    FB GROUP: http://naptimeempires.com/facebook
     
    MUSIC: "So Far So Close" by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    • 47 min
    Season THREE: On Her Terms™ [NE 063]

    Season THREE: On Her Terms™ [NE 063]

    We're baaack! And by "we" I mean me, you, and my tiny cohost-in-utero. (I KNOW. Big updates ahead.)
     
    In this season (three) premiere episode, I walk you through a lifetime-in-a-year-'s worth of #onherterms-themed lessons learned. Detailing the divine breadcrumbs from one of the most interesting years of my life, how they've impacted my own body, mind, spirit, fam, and biz along the way, and how that's seasoned me to serve YOU in this next chapter. I share what you can expect in this next season of the podcast, namely: more inspiring convos with my brilliant biz buddies, behind-the-scenes on book, baby, and biz-nesting, and more.
     
    In short: The #naptimeempires conversation CONTINUES. And I'd LOVE to hear your thoughts.

    Take a listen, give it a go, and as always - let me know your fave takeaway by taking a screenshot (or a selfie as you listen) + tagging me on Instagram @nikkielledgebrown with #naptimeempires. I'll meet you there!

    SHOW NOTES: http://naptimeempires.com/063 
    INSTA: http://instagram.com/nikkielledgebrown
    FB GROUP: http://naptimeempires.com/facebook
     
    MUSIC: "So Far So Close" by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    • 30 min
    Go to sleep, mom. [NE 062]

    Go to sleep, mom. [NE 062]

    This episode is an audio permission slip to GO TO SLEEP, MOM.

    When you're feeling tired and cranky, or maybe a bit mentally foggy and slooowwww...

    When you're reaching for caffeine to make it through the afternoon or staying up way beyond everyone else's bedtime to squeeze in extra work (or Netflix, let's be honest)...

    Consider, perhaps, that a bit more sleep could do you good.

    • 23 min
    Close the tab(s). [NE 061]

    Close the tab(s). [NE 061]

    As moms, business owners, and HUMANS in the 21st century - there's a whole lot to keep mental track of in this lifetime. At any given moment we're holding mental space for all KINDS of tasks and to-dos... scheduling dentist appointments, emails, laundry, meals, projects, client work, personal finances... it's a lot. 
     
    Thing is - when we let #allthetasks build up, keeping squillions of mental tabs open at a given time, we drain our precious energy. (And think about it - you could have all the free/ alone time in the world, but if you don't have the energy to do something fulfilling or fruitful with it... what's the value of that time?)
     
    Every now and then we need to clear the mental decks and take our energy back. In this episode I share my fave process for doing just that -- the power of (what I call) a brain sneeze - how you can use pen + paper to take a HUGE load off your shoulders in 15 minutes or less. I also cover a simple DECISION framework to help you create a clear action plan for each and every thing on your list.
     
    Whether you delete, delay, delegate, or DO the dang thing, my guess is you will feel a WHOLE lot better after you close some tabs today. 
     
    (And YEP... you fully deserve to feel better and better and better.)
     
    Take a listen, give it a go, and as always - let me know your fave takeaway by taking a screenshot (or a selfie as you listen) + tagging me on Instagram @nikkielledgebrown with #naptimeempires. I'll meet you there!
     
    SHOW NOTES: http://naptimeempires.com/061 
    INSTA: http://instagram.com/nikkielledgebrown
    FB GROUP: http://naptimeempires.com/facebook
     
    MUSIC: "So Far So Close" by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    • 18 min
    The Pregnant Pause: How to Come Back After a Break [NE 060]

    The Pregnant Pause: How to Come Back After a Break [NE 060]

    If you've ever gone a week, a month, a YEAR without posting in your "regular" schedule and you've felt a bit shamey or awkward about stepping back onto the field - this one's for you.
    In this episode I unpack my own process for coming back from my most recent (three month) podcast break. I share the fears and guilty shamey thoughts that creep in, the overwhelm of deciding which topic to choose (there are so manyyyyy hence the "pregnant" pause!), how to reframe so you can feel genuinely GRATEFUL for the break, and how to stack up the benefits to inspire yourself into aligned action again.
     
    There are also some mentions of how my jeweler helped me learn this lesson, a sweet memory of how and when the idea for #naptimeempires first came into my consciousness, and an exciting announcement about where we go from here.
     
    As always - let me know your fave takeaway by taking a screenshot (or a selfie as you listen) + tagging me on Instagram @nikkielledgebrown with #naptimeempires. I'll meet you there!
     
    SHOW NOTES: http://naptimeempires.com/060 
    INSTA: http://instagram.com/nikkielledgebrown
    FB GROUP: http://naptimeempires.com/facebook
     
    MUSIC: "So Far So Close" by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Mena - Curiosity Empire ,

The balance podcast for over-achiever moms

This is my favorite place to come to remember to go for it but also when to take time to rest. Nikki has real, down-to-earth insights that make you just take in a deep breath. She gets it. It feels like having a biz bestie who gets the entrepreneurial side and the mom side.

Farhaniki ,

Nikki is a breath of fresh air! Every mompreneur needs to listen!

Nikki just had a way with her words to touch you at your core. As a mompreneuer the journey can feel rather alone and I’ve loved having this podcast in my corner. Nikki feels like a bestie you’ve known forever! Moms pop in the earbuds, you won’t be disappointed.

Enrikacreates ,

Great Content For Business Women Balancing Family & Biz

I love that she is a real woman balancing business & family, and talks about it all with honesty and simplicity. I also love to hear her insight on communication and brand messaging.

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