The Dare to Grow Show - for solopreneurs and online business owners who are ready to level up. Learn how to take daily action, show up consistently and confidently on social media, and grow your income with digital products and programs. No BS, no fluff, and all the encouragement you need to MAKE. IT. HAPPEN!
Hosted by Sarah Morgan, an entrepreneur, award winning web designer, and business coach, this podcast delivers actionable ideas to help you grow your business without being stalled by indecision or doing all the things.
Panel: What’s the best business investment you’ve made recently
This week on the podcast we’re trying something new! You’re not just going to hear from me about my best business decision, but I have two guest contributors for this episode, Ashley Burnside from Healing Hustle Co and Christina Nicholson from Media Maven PR.
It’s my sneaky introvert way of adding other voices to the podcast without a full-on interview.
Give it a listen and then head over to Instagram find me @xosarahmorgan and let’s discuss! (And let me know if you’re into more podcasts like this)
Connect with the panelists! Ashley Burnside @healinghustleco + Christina Nicholson @christinaallday
Self-care as a business strategy + what’s working for me lately
POP QUIZ: When is the last time you took a day off?
When my clients and students come to me and say they’re feeling stuck, stalled, or worn out by their business THAT is the first question I ask.
Because if everything is difficult and you’re procrastinating more than usual there’s a good chance you’re headed for burnout.
But adding in self-care as an actual business strategy can help.
This week on The Dare to Grow show I’m talking through 5 self-care strategies that are just as important as all of my list building, sales, and social media strategies.
Links + Resources
The Solopreneur Success Journal: xosarah.com/ssjournal
Gala Darling’s High Vibe Honey
The breath work app I’m using: Breathwrk
The Essentials: xosarah.com/essentials
Five ways to show up on social media when you don’t feel like it
Do you still post on social media on the days you feel like garbage?
That’s a question I got from a client recently and it was great timing because I was already in the middle of writing this week’s podcast episode all about...Showing up on social media when you don’t feel like it.
Whether it’s a bad day, a busy week, or a hot mess of a month, no matter how long you’ve been in business or how great you are at Instagram, sometimes you just won’t feel like posting.
The TDLR; answer is YES - I still (almost always) show up on the days and weeks I feel like crap. But I’m NOT sitting there on the day I need to post, struggling to take photos and write captions.
Scheduling my content in advance usually takes care of this but on the weeks when I skip scheduling because LIFE I have a few tricks that help me show up anyway. And I’m sharing them on this week’s podcast episode!
Links + Resources
Take the FREE 10-Day Instagram Stories Challenge: xosarah.com/storieschallenge
Watch my Content Planning Workshop in The Essentials: xosarah.com/essentials
Pre-schedule your Instagram posts with Planoly: xosarah.com/planoly (affiliate link)
9 years in business, here’s what I’ve learned
This month marks nine years in business for me. And while it feels like I am on a roll now, I think back to the first couple of years or even before I had left my corporate job and I could not have imagined being here nine years later. At the very beginning I was just focused on paying my bills, not eating ramen for every meal, and not having to go back to my corporate job.
And so I want to share this episode for two reasons: 1 - To give you some insight into the things that I’ve learned in the past nine years, and 2 - for all of you that are in the first couple of years in your business, wondering if it’s actually gonna work, I want to give you a little reassurance that if you want to stay in business for years and years and years you absolutely can.
Resources + Links
- The Solopreneur Success Journal (100 journal prompts): xosarah.com/ssjournal
- The Essentials Membership: xosarah.com/essentials
Do you need to elevate how you speak about your business?
Here’s something I’ve learned over the last 9 years - the way I talk about my business directly affects how I show up in my business, which directly affects my growth.
If I talk about myself as a entrepreneur vs a CEO vs a freelancer vs a coach it really does shift my mindset around the impact my business can have, how big my business can get, how many people I can reach, and what my work and life looks like day to day.
None of these are better or worse, right or wrong but digging into and potentially elevating how you speak about your work may make you feel more confident and make it easier to show up consistently.
In this episode I’m sharing some examples, ideas for elevation, and action steps you can take today.
Resources + Links
Rachel Rodgers’ book We Should All Be Millionaires
Susan McPherson’s book The Lost Art of Connecting
Tori Dunlap’s @HerFirst100k
Fix Your Freebie - 6 ways to get more email subscribers
Two questions for you today: Do you have a freebie to grow your email list? And...is it actually doing its job and attracting more subscribers?
Because my freebies (workshops, PDFs, templates) are the ONLY reason my list grows every single day without me having to do a thing. This means when I’m walking the dogs, when I’m laying by the pool, when I’m bingeing Real Housewives, my email list is growing!
If the answer to the first question is NO, you need to hop into The Essentials, watch the trainings, and create your freebie stat! (xosarah.com/essentials)
And if the answer to the second question is NO, then this episode is for YOU!
Why did it take me so long to tune in?!
I’ve been following Sarah on IG for a while and have meant to listen to her podcast for ages. I just listened to an episode while folding laundry and another while making a snack— love that these are focused, short, and practical! Thank you, Sarah!
Perfect small bite size episodes and epic advice !
Sarah literally is in my head. This podcast is so perfect! Love the brief episodes perfect for binge listening for sure.
Her tips are so realistic and actionable !!
This could be for you if you are budget conscious too.
Love finding a REAL and totally relatable podcaster, entrepreneur and IG superstar.
Must-listen for solopreneurs!
I've followed Sarah Morgan for years and she really knows her stuff, so I was excited to check out her podcast. She gets right to the point with helpful advice and actionable steps you can take in your business. Listening to Episode 30 (Just Do It) actually got me to quit procrastinating on a project I had been putting off!