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Kate Northrup & Mike Watts are entrepreneurs, parents, and partners in love, life, and business. They believe in making a life, not just a living and have a lifestyle that reflects that. They share their tips and strategies that have allowed them to build a high 6-figure online business that they grow from their home in Maine, working part time while raising their daughter. Their show is a deep dive into what makes life worth living and how to design your business and life around that. From business strategy to in-depth interviews, metaphysics, spirituality, mindset, and personal development, Kate & Mike will show you how to make the most out of your life, love, and business.

The Kate & Mike Show: Life, Love, and Business Kate Northrup, Mike Watts, Online Entrepreneurs, Business Coaches, and Blog

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    • 4.6 • 224 Ratings

Kate Northrup & Mike Watts are entrepreneurs, parents, and partners in love, life, and business. They believe in making a life, not just a living and have a lifestyle that reflects that. They share their tips and strategies that have allowed them to build a high 6-figure online business that they grow from their home in Maine, working part time while raising their daughter. Their show is a deep dive into what makes life worth living and how to design your business and life around that. From business strategy to in-depth interviews, metaphysics, spirituality, mindset, and personal development, Kate & Mike will show you how to make the most out of your life, love, and business.

    Episode 203: The Finale Episode

    Episode 203: The Finale Episode

    I’m coming to you with a full heart that’s a little heavy and also that’s bursting with excitement for what’s next.
    This week we released the final episode of The Kate & Mike Show.
    It’s been 4 beautiful years, and we’re bringing this particular chapter to a close.
    Last week we sat in a cozy rental cabin in Bethel, ME, where we were having a little child-free getaway (our first break from the kids together for more than about 14 hours since March), and we recorded some final thoughts for you.
    Listen in to this week’s (and the last) episode of The Kate & Mike Show and hear:
    • A list of our most popular episodes of all time (you may want to go back and listen to a few that you’ve never heard!)
    • Reflections on some of our own favorite episodes (even if they weren’t the most downloaded)
    • An important tangent around cancel culture, perfectionism, restorative justice, and repair on a macro and micro scale
    • Our gratitude for each other in terms of how the other has shown up these past 4 years
    • Our gratitude for you for sharing this chapter with us
    Press play and listen.
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being with us on this particular part of our journey with The Kate & Mike Show. If you’ve listened to 1 episode or all of them, we appreciate you.
    Know this: With every ending comes an inevitable new beginning. Since the podcast is now complete, you’ll be hearing from me once a week with a blog post offering insights, strategies, and tools to make a life, not just a living, plus other notes on things I think you might find useful or inspiring.
    Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 202: Top Lessons from 10 Years in Business Together

    Episode 202: Top Lessons from 10 Years in Business Together

    We’re in the season of endings in the Northern Hemisphere.
    Autumn is a time of bringing things to a close. The leaves fall off the trees. The year winds down. We let go. We release.
    Most of us haven’t really been taught how to deal with endings well.
    I recently gave the Origin Mastermind members the assignment to be in relationship with their relationship to endings.
    I wanted them to notice what comes up for them around endings and maybe you want to reflect on this yourself.
    Do you go into disappointment, disapproval, or lack?
    Do you focus on what you didn’t get or what you did get from the experience?
    Do you lash out and pick a fight to avoid being with the grief?
    Do you distract yourself to avoid feeling sad?
    Or, do you allow yourself to feel grief and then celebrate and digest what was, so you can move forward into what’s next after having fully integrated the experience?
    I would say I’ve responded to endings in all of those ways at different times.
    But as we bring The Kate & Mike Show to a close (and Mike and I evolve our business relationship to set ourselves both free for what’s next), I’m committed to staying awake.
    We had a Kate & Mike Show Wrap Party last week where we circled up with a small, precious group of listeners to get to know them and hear how the show has impacted them over the last 4 years.
    I cried at least 5 times. It was such beautiful acknowledgement and digestion.
    And I LOVED what one person said (which I then received in a DM from another listener later on):
    Witnessing us bring our podcast and business relationship to an end is helping them reflect on the last 4 years of their own life and take stock of where they’ve been, what they’ve learned, and what’s next.
    I don’t know if you feel this portal of completion in your own life, but if you do, know that I’m right here by your side, grieving and celebrating, too.
    This week we have our second-to-last episode for you.
    It’s about the top lessons we’ve learned being in business together for 10 years.
    Listen in to witness the process of grieving an ending and digesting an experience so that we can do our best to fully receive its mark on us.
    See you next week for the final episode.
    Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

    • 57 min
    Episode 201: Ask Us Anything: Part 2

    Episode 201: Ask Us Anything: Part 2

    I’ve been sitting at my computer screen looking at the blinking cursor, then typing, then deleting, then typing again, then deleting.
    As Mike and I bring our podcast, The Kate & Mike Show, to a close (and also our business relationship as it has been for nearly a decade to a close), we’ve had some surprises along the way.
    Surprise #1: The episode where we announced we were ending the show got more downloads than any episode we’d ever released.
    Surprise #2: A lot of people thought we were getting divorced (even though we made it super clear so many places that we aren’t).
    Surprise #3: The episode we released last week with Zach Bush, MD, broke the record that our “we’re ending the podcast” episode set, receiving 4X the number of downloads our average episode gets. It also upset some people.
    In the last week, I received the question I put in the subject line of this email quite a few times:
    How do you know the difference between when you need to just let people be upset by what you said, and when you need to change your tune, apologize, and move toward repair?
    Back in February I spoke up publicly about body autonomy and received some amazing feedback and a boatload of negative feedback. After wanting to curl up in a cave and hide for a few days, I finally emerged from the cave and said:
    I am not here to please you. I’d done my research. I
    knew where I stood. I felt confidence in my stance and while I knew that some folks would disagree with me, I was not there to please them. They were welcome to disagree with me.
    But last week was different.
    When I read the feedback we were getting about how the conversation had missed the mark regarding the disproportionate affect COVID-19 has had on the Black community, I knew it was true.
    This was not an “I’m not here to please you” moment. It was an “I screwed up” moment.
    How did I know the difference? Because during the first interview I had wanted to push back and go deeper around the question, but I second-guessed myself and didn’t. I knew because I just knew.
    I hadn’t been the best advocate or leader for our community that I could have been.
    Rather than defend ourselves or pretend it didn’t happen, we apologized to our community members, listened to their concerns, and moved toward repair.
    I reached out to Dr. Zach to share some of the feedback we were receiving from our community, and even though it was a small percentage compared to the rave reviews, he and I both knew the criticism was important and valid.
    If we block out all negative feedback, we stop learning. I’m not here to please you, but I am here to listen, learn, and do better.
    Surprise #4: This week, we have 2 episodes of The Kate & Mike Show for you.
    A follow-up second conversation with Zach Bush, MD where we go deeper on why COVID-19 has been hitting the Black community the hardest and where he shares equitable, accessible health solutions that will keep more people out of the disease care system.
    Part 2 of Ask Us Anything where we talk more about how we knew that what happened last week was an “I screwed up” moment more than an “I’m not here to please you” moment, plus I tell my birth stories, we talk about some of the grief coming up around ending the podcast, we share our best sales tips, our best tips on growing a platform, and more.
    I’ll end by repeating something I said in the Ask Us Anything, Part 2 episode:
    I understand people talk about how we shouldn't care about what anyone else thinks. But, the day I stop caring what you, our community, feels, that's the day it's over for me.
    I’ll be over here, staying in the game, being humble and ready to fumble, as the wise Ericka Hines says.
    Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

    • 58 min
    Episode 200: Equitable, Accessible True Health Solutions with Zach Bush, MD, Part 2

    Episode 200: Equitable, Accessible True Health Solutions with Zach Bush, MD, Part 2

    Our first episode with Zach Bush, MD, "The Solution to the Pandemic You Won't Find in the Mainstream," has been downloaded 4x more than any previous episode we've ever done. We also received some important feedback that we'd missed the mark in going deep enough about the disparity with which COVID-19 is affecting the Black community. We are always listening and wanting to do better, and we knew the criticism was valid. We also knew we wanted to move toward repair, so we asked Dr. Zach to come back for a follow-up interview to unpack the conversation around health solutions (not disease care solutions) that are accessible and equitable related to COVID-19, overall immunity, and optimal health. He was more than willing, so we sat down and recorded, and here it is. Thank you to everyone in our community who took the time to write in, whether your feedback was a rave review of the original episode or an important critique. We're so grateful to be learning and growing alongside you.
    Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 199: Ask Us Anything: Part 1

    Episode 199: Ask Us Anything: Part 1

    I write this with a little tear in my eye but also a swell in my heart knowing that we’re in the final countdown of The Kate & Mike Show. Thank you if you reached out to tell us you’re going to miss the show. We’re going to miss it, too...and we’re also SO excited for the new possibilities that ending it will bring. (More on that in the weeks to come.)
    We’ve talked about doing a show where we get to answer your questions for the last 4 years. I know you know how it goes: You think about doing something and then never get around to doing it until the very last minute.
    (That’s actually my creative process with everything. I’ve learned to not label it procrastination but just the way I work. The energy I’ve saved beating myself up about it has been amazing to reinvest in things that actually pay dividends...like just doing my work instead of judging myself for the way I do it.)
    We thought it would be really fun to find out what was on your mind and do an “Ask Us Anything” show, and I gotta tell you:
    I was really surprised to find out what you wanted to know more about!
    We went a lot of places in this episode, and I know you’re going to get some key takeaways.
    We talked about:
    • The story of how Mike proposed (and what really surprised me about it even though I knew he was going to do it)
    • How to successfully pitch guests to be on your podcast and how to conduct a memorable interview
    • Our biggest parenting triumphs this year
    • Our biggest business mistake to date
    • And so much more!
    Plus, we had more questions than we could answer in one session, so we’ll be putting out a second bonus Part 2 “Ask Us Anything” episode in the coming weeks. If you don’t hear your question answered, stay tuned!
    Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 198: The Solution to the Pandemic You Won't Find in the Mainstream with Zach Bush, MD, Part 1

    Episode 198: The Solution to the Pandemic You Won't Find in the Mainstream with Zach Bush, MD, Part 1

    At the very beginning of the pandemic, I somehow came across a podcast episode that introduced me to a person who’s become my favorite thinker/teacher at this time (and up there in my top favorite thinkers/teachers of all time).
    I have never before gone to the podcast app and typed in somebody’s name and then proceeded to listen to every podcast they’ve ever been on.
    My family can’t even get me to watch a 3-minute video they text, so listening to hours of content is highly unusual for me...but this person is that good.
    I have wanted to email you about this person so many times, but I was patiently waiting (actually, I was persistently nudging his team) so that we could interview him ourselves and craft a conversation to serve you.
    When Mike and I sat down to plan our final episodes of The Kate & Mike Show, this person was the only guest we felt our show would be incomplete without having had on.
    And I can tell you, he was worth the wait.
    Today, I bring you a conversation with a man who’s helped me feel profoundly calm and safe during a time in our history when there are a lot of forces pushing in the direction of fear.
    And he’s affirmed the deep trust I already had in the innate intelligence of nature and how it can be our guide to true healing and collective evolution in our businesses, bodies, communities, and lives.
    I couldn’t be more thrilled to be sharing what I think is possibly the most important conversation we’ve ever had on The Kate & Mike Show with you today.
    In this conversation with Zach Bush, MD, which was 2 hours of intellectual ecstacy for me, you’ll learn:
    • Why the mainstream narrative that we’re hearing about the pandemic is missing the mark and what 30+ years of data shows us is actually going on
    • What viruses actually are and how they’re critical for our health, survival, and even for our thriving
    • Why the conversation about either being pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine is completely missing the mark and the new paradigm about immunity that will lead to true health and resilience
    • About the fact that we’re experiencing an extinction event and what we can do about it
    • A “hit you between the eyes” perspective on the upcoming election that might push your buttons but also shake you out of a complacent slumber and get you into purposeful action
    • The crucial information about flu season that you’re never going to hear on the news
    • How to take hold of the hope embedded in all of this and use it to heal your body and the world using alignment with 3 key elements of life
    Listen in and allow yourself to stay open to ideas and evidence that’s different from what you may have believed up until this point.
    Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

    • 1 hr 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
224 Ratings

224 Ratings

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Kate & Mike, hosts of the The Kate & Mike Show, highlights all aspects of entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Littlebird81 ,

Goodbye!

The last episode made me cry, thank you.

$n3n3 ,

Stop bickering and constantly talking over each other

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