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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

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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?).

    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!
     
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    • 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!
     
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    • 27 min
    You're not behind. [NE 059]

    You're not behind. [NE 059]

    Happy New Yeeeear! In this episode I catch you up on how we weathered the 2018 who-knows-what-day-it-is-anyway holiday vortex over here, my take on new year planning pressure (hint: you're the boss), a helpful reframe if you're feeling pressured to commit to a plan or a word or a vision you're just not seeing / feeling yet, and a simple challenge to show yourself some extra love this year (month, week, evening). Enjoy! And let me know your fave takeaway by taking a screenshot + tagging me on Instagram @nikkielledgebrown.
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    • 18 min
    Sarah Ancalmo-Ashman on Bringing Your Brand to Visual Life [NE 058]

    Sarah Ancalmo-Ashman on Bringing Your Brand to Visual Life [NE 058]

    For years Sarah Ancalmo-Ashman used her talents as a graphic designer, stylist, and creative director to craft visually compelling, award-winning print, digital, and television brand + advertising campaigns for brands like Estée Lauder, Ted Baker London, Vogue, Madonna, Origins, Mercedes Benz, Jimmy Fallon, and Coach.
    In 2012, she shifted her creative focus to collaborate with rule-breaking, name-taking female entrepreneurs + thought-leaders through her branding studio Public Persona. Today she uses the strategies, techniques, and discerning eye that served the big brands to help her clients stand out miles (and millions) above the competition.
    In this episode we talk about how the transition to motherhood is going for her (her little guy Lucas is 10 months old at the time had this convo). We talk about identity both in terms of visual branding and life in general - the value of having someone you trust to hold up the mirror when you’re getting foggy on what that looks like. We talk about the value of white space (and how easy it is to take it for granted), and how to design your life and business around what you value most in a given season.
    Tune in and tag us on Instagram @publicpersona @nikkielledgebrown with your fave takeaways!
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    • 48 min
    A Selfish Ask [NE 057]

    A Selfish Ask [NE 057]

    Weird ep warning: I'm calling in a quick favor today, dude. Would LOVE and so appreciate it if you'd play along! If you've enjoyed any or all of these podcast episodes, this week I'm (selfishly and shamelessly) asking you to take two minutes (or less) to leave a rating + review to tell me so. WHY? Because I'm at the very beginning (fun AND awkward) stages of writing my first book, have NO shortage of ideas, and could use some aligned human (aka dreamie) reflections to serve as bumpers in the bowling lane at the moment. This review doesn't need to be fancy, clever, or any certain length. TRUTH is what I'm looking for. I'd just love to know why you tune in to this podcast. It can be a particular message or solo episode... a key takeaway, perspective shift, or even a feeling. Just let me know you're out there - and what you're getting from these convos we've been having in my guest room studio ;) BONUS: If you're listening to this LIVE as it goes up - when you leave a review, screenshot it, and tag me @nikkielledgebrown in your Instastory between now and Friday 12/21/18, you'll be on the short list of potential dreamies who could win a free 1:1 sesh with me. And finally - if you love the idea of working with me 1:1 - personalized pep talks, reality checks, friendtorship sessions, etc. - GOOD! Because I'm opening up a few 1:1 spots for 2019. Visit http://workwithnikki.com to apply and tell me more about what you're looking for. If I think we'd make a great match, I'll let you know, and if not, I'll do my best to point you in the direction of someone or something that can help you with your next right step. Sound good? SWEET! Meet me in the ep if you want more details, or tap on over to leave your review now. THANK YOU in advance for making the time _____________________________________
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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.

April Dautlich ,

The best hour of my podcast day!

I love Naptime Empires so much! I get so excited when I see a new episode has been released. Nikki is so amazing and lovely and really talks about topics that are relevant and useful for mama's in business. I can't wait to read her book!

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