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How do I find more motivation? How do I find my purpose? Should I quit my job? What’s my passion? Should I start my own business? The Whiskey & Work Podcast gets to the root of all of these questions. Each episode is refreshingly honest, comically entertaining, and deeply inspiring, leaving you with tangible takeaways. It covers motivation, goal setting, time management, habits, balance, 9 to 5 careers, and even starting your own business. Your host Kelsey Murphy is a Career & Life Coach for Fortune 500 companies & clients working at Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple, Gap - with a background as the Advertising Director for Nintendo, Go Pro and Elizabeth Arden. Kelsey has been featured in Business Insider, Huffington Post, Livestrong, Living Healthy, LaurenConrad.com. In the Whiskey & Work podcast you’ll learn from some of the most inspiring, successful people like Leo Babauta, a Zen master blogger who teaches over 2 million readers how to simplify their life and create better habits - and Kelly Leveque, celebrity nutritionist to Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Molly Sims, author of Body Love, on her famous Fab 4 Smoothie that’ll help you rid yourself of food drama for good. So sit back, pour yourself a cup of coffee (or something stronger) and join us.

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How do I find more motivation? How do I find my purpose? Should I quit my job? What’s my passion? Should I start my own business? The Whiskey & Work Podcast gets to the root of all of these questions. Each episode is refreshingly honest, comically entertaining, and deeply inspiring, leaving you with tangible takeaways. It covers motivation, goal setting, time management, habits, balance, 9 to 5 careers, and even starting your own business. Your host Kelsey Murphy is a Career & Life Coach for Fortune 500 companies & clients working at Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple, Gap - with a background as the Advertising Director for Nintendo, Go Pro and Elizabeth Arden. Kelsey has been featured in Business Insider, Huffington Post, Livestrong, Living Healthy, LaurenConrad.com. In the Whiskey & Work podcast you’ll learn from some of the most inspiring, successful people like Leo Babauta, a Zen master blogger who teaches over 2 million readers how to simplify their life and create better habits - and Kelly Leveque, celebrity nutritionist to Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Molly Sims, author of Body Love, on her famous Fab 4 Smoothie that’ll help you rid yourself of food drama for good. So sit back, pour yourself a cup of coffee (or something stronger) and join us.

    #106 3 Things To Invest In Next For Your Business

    #106 3 Things To Invest In Next For Your Business

    Knowing where to invest in your business can be not only overwhelming but also scary. Should you spend money on your business? What parts of your business should you invest in? At what point should you spend money on your business? I’m sharing the 3 areas you should look to invest in first, what I invested in early on, and the things I invested in that were a bust. Your goal is to feel confident knowing where to spend money and where you can spend more time in your business. 
    Your time and your dreams are worth the investment.
    What we’re talking about
    How To Know When It’s Time To Invest In Your Business
    Where I Invested In My Business: What Worked & What Didn’t
    3 Areas In Your Business Where You Should Invest
    How To Know When It’s Time To Invest In Your Business
    The easiest way to know you’re ready to invest in your business is when you need to turn up the momentum and move the needle. Two questions you should ask yourself are: 1) Are you happy with where you’re at or do you need to see the needle move? and 2) Can you invest time yourself or do you need to look outward for someone else? If you want to move the needle and look outside of yourself for help, then it’s time to turn to experts in your field who will be able to help you. Invest your money in the people who can get it done and move the needle for you.
    Where I Invested In My Business: What Worked & What Didn’t
    Early on, I invested money into  my website. While this is a place that some might find a good use of their money, for me it wasn’t worth it. Working on my website was something I could do for myself and not spend money having an outside source do it. Two places I invested in my business early on that were more than worth it were in a writer’s workshop and in B-School. Years later, I still not only utilize every lesson I learned from both of those investments, but I have also built and maintained relationships with people from those investments. 
    3 Areas In Your Business Where You Should Invest
    There are 3 areas in your business where you should invest your money. The first is Moving The Needle spending. Once you have identified your goals, invest in what is going to move the needle to make those things happen. For me, investing in a podcast pitcher has increased my email list and grown my audience. The second is something I call People Spend. This is where you spend money on people. I joined a mastermind in Los Angeles and my investment is in taking time and money to travel to this mastermind every month because in it are amazing women who are filled with resources that help me move the needle in my business. The third area is The Mastery Spend Category. This is where I need to have growth and skills. In this category, you’ll find my investment in the writing workshop I did in Portland, coaching and B-School. 
    Are you ready to invest in yourself?
    LINKS MENTIONED
    Kelsey’s B-School Mastermind Waitlist
    Align Retreat

    • 22 min
    #105 Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income Tells Us How To Build Your Dream Business

    #105 Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income Tells Us How To Build Your Dream Business

    Pat Flynn is the entrepreneur and founder behind Smart Passive Income, a best-seling author, and podcast host with 55MM downloads, but above all, he’s a family man. With his podcast getting over 55MM downloads, Pat has prioritized his wife and kids and is able to not only have his dream job, but to pick up his kids from school and be present every night for dinner. Pat’s philosophy revolves around transparency and creating solutions for people. He’s sharing his personal journey to how he got where he is and how you can build your dream business. Pat is filled with not only inspiration but practical tips and tools and he’s changing the way we interact with our SuperFans. 
    Discover the joy of opting out!
    What we’re talking about
    Pat Flynn’s Journey To Becoming An Entrepreneur Pat’s Advice On How To Balance Parenting & Being A Business Owner Pat Flynn’s 3 Steps To Building Your Dream Business Pat Flynn’s Journey To Becoming An Entrepreneur
    Pat’s journey to becoming an entrepreneur started by accident. After going to school and becoming an architect, Pat was laid off from what he thought was a secure job. Not knowing what to do or having a clear path, he started offering tips online for architecture exams he’d taken and passed. He became the expert on the LEED exam in architecture and from there launched an ebook. It was in this that he learned people will pay for convenience. 
    Pat’s Advice On How To Balance Parenting & Being A Business Owner
    Family life is of the utmost importance to Pat and his main objective when it comes to parenting is to not only balance it, but to involve his kids. Wanting his business to bring his family together is about having more time with his family. In addition to occasionally taking his son to speaking engagements, Pat openly shares with his children why he goes on business trips and who he’s helping. He asks their permission to go on a trip and explains why such a trip is necessary. Involving his kids helps them understand why he travels. 
    Pat Flynn’s 3 Steps To Building Your Dream Business
    Pat shares his 3 steps on how to build your dream business starting with creating moments for people in order to turn them into fans over time. Next, provide small quick wins so that when someone finds you, they can do or have something immediately. Last, open up your factory door. Don’t be afraid to show people the insides of your business and build that human connection. 
    When people are involved in something, they are invested.
    LINKS MENTIONED
    Kelsey’s B-School Mastermind Waitlist
    Pat Flynn’s Website
    Smart Passive Income
    Pat Flynn’s Instagram
    SwitchPod
    SuperFans

    • 49 min
    #104 The Perfect Morning Routine: Business Edition (4 Secrets To Efficiency)

    #104 The Perfect Morning Routine: Business Edition (4 Secrets To Efficiency)

    A morning routine is the one thing that can help you be more productive in your personal and professional life. If you’re wanting to be more efficient during your day, then a morning routine is the solution and you don’t have to be a morning person to have one. Whether you’re running a business or just starting one, my morning routine is going to help you move the needle in your business and it all starts with the first 15 minutes of your day. A morning routine can not only instill confidence in you, but it can help you get more done. 
    Mornings are a secret weapon. 
    What we’re talking about
    How To Create A Morning Routine
    The First Thing To Do When You Get Up – Celebrate Yourself
    What Makes Or Breaks Your Productivity & How To Move The Needle In Your Business
    How To Create A Morning Routine
    If you’re a night owl like me, then creating a morning routine might sound not only daunting, but impossible. The secret to a creating a morning routine is to implement it in a simple 15 minute increment. Your morning routine doesn’t need to start at 5am, nor does it have to extremely long, and if you’re not a morning person, create a trigger the night before that will get you up and going. Your trigger can be your coffee being ready before you get up, your outfit ready to go and it definitely should be written down on your calendar!
    The First Thing To Do When You Get Up – Celebrate Yourself
    The first thing you should do every morning is celebrate yourself. You need to celebrate your wins…before you look at your emails and before you check your to do list. Take 3 minutes and write down 5 things you have accomplished in the past 24 hours. Celebrating is different than gratitude because it forces you to recognize the things you are doing well. After you’ve celebrated yourself, write down one thing that you could do that day that will not only make a difference to you, but make you feel proud when you go to bed at night. 
    What Makes Or Breaks Your Productivity & How To Move The Needle In Your Business
    The way you will be productive and move the needle in your business is by coming from a place of abundance by recognizing all that you have already done. I love to tell people that the best salespeople will drive to a meeting and right after they get out of the car, they congratulate themselves on a fabulous parking job. Appreciating what you’re good at before tackling all you need to do is going to move the needle in your business and in your life. 
    Are you ready to start your morning routine?
    LINKS MENTIONED
    Kelsey’s B-School Mastermind Waitlist
    EP 102: Determine Your #1 Focus In Business This Year (A Step-By-Step Guide)
    Kelsey’s Morning Routine Planner

    • 21 min
    #103 "Don't Keep Your Day Job" with Best Selling Author Cathy Heller

    #103 "Don't Keep Your Day Job" with Best Selling Author Cathy Heller

    Cathy Heller, host of the Don’t Keep Your Day Job podcast (with 10MM downloads) AND best-selling author of Don’t Keep Your Day Job: How To Turn Your Passion Into Your Career is back for her second interview and is talking about the grassroots beginning of her business and podcast.  You guys - it;s SO GOOD. Cathy shares how she started her podcast by simply interviewing a friend with a bakery to her most recent guest, Colbie Cailat (yes, THE Colbie Cailat) plus how she launched her podcast just 10 days after her daughter was born (holy cow!). Cathy is business smart and full of soul - she offers the exact steps you need to take to turn your business idea into a product or service that people truly want and need and the importance of building relationships. 
    Time is going to pass anyway, so you might as well start. 
    What we’re talking about
    The Difference Between A Hobby And A Business Your Business Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect In Order To Launch Cathy Heller’s Advice on Starting A Business From Scratch (The first 5 Steps You Should Take)  The Difference Between A Hobby And A Business
    The difference between a hobby and a business is that a hobby is something you do for yourself whereas a business is where you do something someone else needs or wants. Cathy says that people don’t buy “things,” they buy feelings and this is why it’s so important to create your business around your ideal client and to create and build a relationship with them.
    Your Business Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect In Order To Launch
    If you’ve got the attitude that it’s Beyoncé or Bust, as in you have to go all the way and do it perfectly or not at all, then you need to change your mindset. It’s ok to do it messy… in fact, that’s oftent the only way to start!  You need to give yourself the grace to do it messy and simply start. Your business won’t be perfect from the get-go and that’s more than ok. The important thing to remember is to lean into what you want to do and go for it. 
    Cathy Heller’s Advice on Starting A Business From Scratch (The first 5 Steps You Should Take) 
    Cathy is giving her exact steps to how you should create your business. As with anything, it starts with an idea, but it’s what you do with the idea that is key. The next steps you take should include identifying who your business is for and showing up in the lives of those individuals to get their feedback. Once you validate your idea, test it and have a proof of concept, it’s time to price the offer and scale it. In doing all of this you need to find ways to show up for your ideal client and to build relationships. 
    Are you ready to turn your passion into your career?
    LINKS MENTIONED
    Kelsey’s B-School Mastermind Waitlist
    EP 30: How To Make A Living Doing What You Love Passion vs Depression {with Cathy Heller}
    Cathy Heller’s Website
    Don’t Keep Your Day Job Podcast
    Don’t Keep Your Day Job: How To Turn Your Passion Into Your Career
    Passion Finder Quiz

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #102 Determine Your #1 Focus In Business This Year (A Step-by-Step Guide)

    #102 Determine Your #1 Focus In Business This Year (A Step-by-Step Guide)

    When it comes to moving the needle on growing your business, landing your dream job, or reaching a goal, it’s important to know what your focus is and to simplify around it. But, how do you find your focus, especially when you have 100 things on your to do list? Start with a vision for what you want in your life, plan for it and then go after it. If finding time is part of the problem, then I’ve got a step-by-step guide to helping you not only find the time, but scheduling it during the perfect time.  
    Life is too short not to go for it!
    What we’re talking about
    Push Your Dreams To Their Limits
    Do One Thing To Turn Your Dream Into A Reality
    Schedule It On Your Calendar
    Push Your Dreams To Their Limits
    As humans we have a lot of dreams and goals, but so often we only chase after the dreams that are the easiest ones to achieve. These dreams are the lowest hanging fruit which is why we go after them instead of figuring out what it takes to make our big dreams and goals a reality. In order to make the big dreams a reality, we have to push the dreams and ourselves to the ultimate limits. 
    Do One Thing To Turn Your Dream Into A Reality
    What is one thing you can do this week to make your dream a reality? You need to focus on  what’s important to you, whether it’s the work you do, your relationship with your spouse, or the way you spend your time. If you’re like me, you have a to do list a million miles long with 100 things on it, but honestly, only 98 of those things are actually important. Set aside the laundry in order to spend time on figuring out how you can actually achieve your goals and make that dream a reality.
    Schedule It On Your Calendar
    You’ve got your vision of what you want in your life, so it’s time to put it into action. Start by actually scheduling it on your calendar and do it in the morning hours. Whether it’s at 5am or 9am, schedule it during your golden time when your brain is wide awake. All you need is 15 minutes to start researching that new job you want or how to start the business you’ve always dreamed of. Starting with just 15 minutes is doable for all of us and will start to create a huge impact on accomplishing your dreams. 
    You don’t have to do all the things. You just have to do the important things.
    LINKS MENTIONED
    Kelsey’s B-School Mastermind Waitlist
    Kelsey’s Guide on How To Plan Your Business

    • 22 min
    #101 The #1 Phrase That Changed My Life

    #101 The #1 Phrase That Changed My Life

    Let’s get personal…about mom guilt, how I do what I love, and how I manage to not work on Mondays and Fridays. I’ve been getting a lot of emails and DMs asking how I “do what I do,” and how I’ve created a business where I work 3 days a week and still manage to be present for my daughter and husband and friends. The truth is that life and my feelings about working and being a mom wasn’t and still isn’t always perfect. It’s taken work, support and the phrase, “You’re doing a great job,” that helps make it all happen. That one sentence has helped change my life and it can change yours too. 
    You’re doing a great job!
    What we’re talking about
    Seasons Of Life Are Like Toddler Phases…Always Changing
    Celebrating Big And Small Wins
    The #1 Phrase That Can Change Lives
    Seasons Of Life Are Like Toddler Phases…Always Changing
    If you’ve raised a child, you know that toddler life is all about phases and life itself is a series of ever-changing seasons. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, something changes. As a mom, there are mornings in which I’m crying, my daughter is crying and it just feels like things aren’t going right. I’ve learned that one of the most important things is to have supportive people in your life. People who not only offer you valuable advice, but who also acknowledge your efforts and tell you that you’re doing a great job are important to be around.
    Celebrating Big and Small Wins
    Whether you’re a parent or are launching a new business or simply living life, it’s important to celebrate all of your wins each and every day, no matter how big or small. Some days it might seem like nothing went right and you’ve been spit up on, late to meetings and got honked at in traffic, but those are the days where you need to tell yourself that you did a great job simply by getting out of bed! 
    The #1 Phrase That Can Change Lives
    The phrase that has changed my life, that can change your life and can help you change the lives of others is, “You’re doing a great job.” It’s truly that simple and yet, the impact those words can have are immense. You can literally change someone’s life by telling them they’re doing a great job. You can change your own life by reminding yourself that you’re doing a great job. Those words are a reminder and acknowledgement that we are seen and doing the best we can. 
    Tell someone today that they’re doing a great job. 
    LINKS MENTIONED
    Kelsey’s Morning Routine Planner
    EP #93: Pressure, Overwhelm & Boundaries: How To Deal & What To Do First (AKA My Take On Work Life Balance)

    • 11 min

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Kelsey!!!!!

Listening to you feels like such a gift! Thank you for your honesty and encouragement. It’s giving me the momentum I need to keep going and keep trudging through the fear of starting my own business! I have listened to some of your episodes five times over, because I just want to catch all the goodness you’re putting out there! Also, I’ve never been able to have a consistent morning routine and I’m really hanging in there with those tips you gave me! It’s CHANGING my days!

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Kelsey gives me more inspiration that any other guru out here. She’s honest and open and I love listening to her wonderful relaxing voice!

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