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What do you want your online business to look like one year from now? Host, Hailey Thomas, gets the answer and more from a variety of online entrepreneurs - the exciting, the scary and everything in between. Be a fly on the wall for candid conversations + mini-lessons from those in the trenches. We’re on a mission to normalize (and laugh about) the behind-the-scenes truth that comes with acting towards a new vision for your life and business. Visit https://brainspaceoptimized.com to learn more.

One Year From Now BrainSpace Optimized

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What do you want your online business to look like one year from now? Host, Hailey Thomas, gets the answer and more from a variety of online entrepreneurs - the exciting, the scary and everything in between. Be a fly on the wall for candid conversations + mini-lessons from those in the trenches. We’re on a mission to normalize (and laugh about) the behind-the-scenes truth that comes with acting towards a new vision for your life and business. Visit https://brainspaceoptimized.com to learn more.

    #93: The Armor of Excellence

    #93: The Armor of Excellence

    In 2020, a client of mine inspired the concept of the Armor of Excellence, a way of using excellence as means of protection or safety. As tough and protective as armor may seem, it can also be extremely heavy and restrictive, preventing us from doing all that we might want to do and keeping us rigidly meeting someone else’s standards. 
    In this episode, I cover:
    How the concept of this armor came to be Where and who this armor may come up  Excellence and its proximity to whiteness and masculinity Armor and its weight in entrepreneurship Appreciating what the armor gave you and knowing when to put it down

    • 20 min
    #92: 2021 Coaching Business Review

    #92: 2021 Coaching Business Review

    The start of a new year is all about reflection and growth, and I kick off my 2022 with a reflection on my past year in my coaching business. Through transparency in both my numbers and my process, I show you what I assumed and what I learned about this past year as a business owner, as well as explain how you can go about mapping out some reflections for yourself so that we can begin a prosperous 2022 together. 
    In this episode, I cover: 
    What were my original plans and goals? What projects were I looking forward to?  Did I achieve those metrics/goals? Why or why not?  What did I do? What would I do differently?  What were my top 3 business and non-business experiences? What felt easy? What do I want to do more of? What do I never want to do again?

    • 35 min
    [Note to Self] Ep 6: A note on maintaining rhythms of care, joy & personal boundaries

    [Note to Self] Ep 6: A note on maintaining rhythms of care, joy & personal boundaries

    For our final Note to Self, Nicola and I discuss the essential rhythms of our lives, the outside factors that can impact our rhythms, and how we can best optimize them through personal boundaries to produce higher quality levels of joy and care. 
    In this mini-lesson, we cover: 
    Discovering we were born with this rhythm Understanding that re-finding your rhythm isn’t a “one and done” process Finding rhythms of care and joy in your past, present, and future

    • 10 min
    #91: Enough for Now

    #91: Enough for Now

    I used to think the concept of “enough” made people soft-- and for a good reason. At the time, the thought that I didn’t have “enough” kept me safe by keeping me moving. It kept me out of despair and into action. Now, as I move through multiple six-figures, it’s no longer a helpful thought. I do have enough, at least for now, and I want to help you unlock that belief, too. 
    In this episode, I cover:
    Thinking of resting and what that really looks like Resisting the idea of having “enough” Walking myself through a bridge thought that felt more believable Escaping the vicious cycle of “not enough” and the lies that come with that Finding measurable ways to know when you’re in “enoughness”

    • 21 min
    [Note to Self] Ep 5: A note on Entrepreneurship - All Businesses Need Us

    [Note to Self] Ep 5: A note on Entrepreneurship - All Businesses Need Us

    In this Note to Self, Nicola and I encourage entrepreneurs to seek collaborative partnership opportunities with other businesses in their industry and to understand their value as agile, skilful individuals with experience taking risks. 
    In this mini-lesson, we cover:
    Entrepreneurs are always needed and will always be needed Making your own list of companies that can be partners instead of competitors

    • 8 min
    #90: Battle Queen

    #90: Battle Queen

    This week, I explain “self-concepts” and the massive impact they can have on our mindset, thoughts, and actions. As we head towards a time of reflection in the new year, I reflect on my own self-concept: the Battle Queen, and how embodying a strong, graceful, and confident mindset has helped me on my entrepreneurial journey. 
    In this episode, I cover: 
    Defining self-concepts  Explaining the importance of mindset work  Integrating a self-concept actively into your everyday life  Showing the concept that’s helped me the most in 2021 Defining the Battle Queen 

    • 19 min

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Business RPG ,

Great insight

Love listening to this when I need a new perspective on my business.

Kimberly Susanne ,

A wealth of knowledge!

Hailey is such a great resource for anyone wanting to start a biz. Her advice, and her guests, is so tangible and well though out. You can tell how intelligent she is but very real and relatable at the same time. I always take away great tips from this podcast. Thanks Hailey!

Knott.Melanie ,

Calling Creative Entrepreneurs Everywhere

Y'all - I have never heard such insightful, realistic approaches to business and finding space to do the work needed for my business. I always walk away from an episode moved in some way that inspires me to make changes in my businesses. Ugh. I love it.

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