Episode 12: Never Giving Up Your BIG Dream + Creating Good Things with Sarah Gidick of PFW

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Sarah Gidick is this week’s guest. She’s the mastermind behind the popular site and Instagram Porn For Women (which is not actually porn – so you can listen and read post this at work, friends!). You might remember that Joy Claire mentioned Sarah on Episode 5 as someone that inspires her. Man, she was right. Her story really is inspiring.

Sarah and I discuss how she became a leader in the industry that rejected her, never giving up on your big dream, and her #1 tip for being successful at social media (clearly, it’s working for her). Sarah is funny, kind, and super smart – and I’m excited for you to get to know her better.

Here’s Sarah:

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PFW (website)
PFW (Instagram)
My Girlfriend Candice by Casey Neistat (dream part starts at 7:40 in)
Nacho Figueras
Easy Lentil Soup Recipe
All About The Peony
Cameron Silver
Emma Sulkowicz
Dr. J Converse Commercial

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How To Deal With Rejection aka A Big Bowl Of No

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I’ve been getting served up a bit of rejection lately. A “No” here and a “Nuh-uh” there…it’s been adding up. They’re in my inbox. On my phone. And sometimes they come in the form of no response at all. My absolute worst kind of no.

In the past, “No’s” have never really bothered me. I actually pride myself on not caring when people say no to me. I’ve had two book proposals passed up, ideas rejected, and competitors chosen over me. All of my experiences + owning my business has definitely helped me develop a thick skin. So I never really care much when people tell me to take a hike.

But this last week, I cared.

It started with my outreach to guests for a conference that I’m hosting this Fall. I need to find eight guests to interview, and three of my picks have already said “no thank you.” The other 5 haven’t responded. For some reason, this really started to bother me. Normally it wouldn’t.

So today I sat down and really thought about why it’s bothering me so much. And, most importantly, what to do about it.

Here’s what I figured out:

1. Is what other people think of me any of my business? NO. I heard Deepak Chopra say this once and today it popped into my head when I was thinking about the responses (or non-responses) I’ve gotten. Do they think my social numbers aren’t good enough? Do they hate my hats? Do they think my site is lame? WHO CARES. Not my business. Moving on.

2. Why is the “NO” really bothering me? I realized that with one particular guest, it had nothing to do with her passing on the conference and had everything to do with the pressure I was feeling to find guests. It made me anxious to start researching more guests that were similar to her. A lot of times, the “No” can cause anxiety for a completely different reason than we think.

3. Do I know the whole story? A lot of “No’s” have nothing to do with me. And it’s pretty vain to assume they do. You never know someone else’s situation. Are they sick? Are they overwhelmed with their workload? Who knows and why would they share the real reason behind their “No” with a total stranger?

4. Was “No” actually the best outcome? Sometimes. Yes. One of the guests that I asked wasn’t even on my initial list – but my contact for the conference really wanted to have her. The potential-guest has a great following, and I really wanted to make my contact happy, so I asked her. When I thought about it more, I felt a little relief she said no. Now, I can find someone that I’m really, really excited about. It will make for a better interview.

5. What about my own “No’s”? I say no to things all the time. When I say no, it usually has nothing to do with the person or their project – it has to do with my own personal shit or workload. See #3.

6. What about all the “YES’s”? Um, hi. What about all the people that have said yes to me? It’s rude to disregard them. Every podcast guest. Every restaurant in my restaurant program. Every client that has moved forward with an idea. The book agent who said yes to working with me in the first place. The first time my now-husband agreed to go on a date with me (thank G he did).

I realized through this exercise that I just really, really want this conference to be successful. And feeling rejected is not so much about being rejected, it’s about wanting to prove that I can make this conference awesome. I feel a little nervous about hosting it and finding great guests. And admitting that I’m not 100% confident about something is way harder for me to accept than a “no” in my inbox. Shit. Now I need to sit down and think about that too.

PS: Shout out to Jeff Garlin for the phrase “big bowl of”. He uses it A LOT on his podcast. And I love it.

How do you feel when you get a big fat No?
If you feel any anxiety or sadness as a result,
try going through this list and dig deep for the answers.
You might not even have to dig deep…the answer might be closer than you think.

Do you have anything that helps you get over rejection?
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Episode 11: Seeing The Potential & Accepting What Is with Jess Lively of Life With Intention Online

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Jess Lively is today’s guest. She’s one of the biggest reasons I wanted to start a podcast in the first place. Well, that and I like to talk a lot. Jess is one of the most passionate people I know – and watching her do her thing (when I was a guest on her show) gave me the bug to start my own.

On this episode, Jess and I discuss her path from selling weird ankle bracelets at a pool to the thriving business she has today, how setting goals isn’t always the best approach to finding success and happiness, and how the words of an old Italian sculptor changed her life forever.

Here’s Jess:

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Show Notes:
The Art Of Possibility
Life With Intention Online Class
The Lively Show with Kristoffer Carter
Intention Tattoos
Minimalist Baker’s Peanut Butter Mousse Cups
Josephine House
Taste Talks

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Raw Coconut Cacao Macaroons by Miss Renaissance

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You remember Miss Renaissance aka Eva Daiberl, right? She hosted one of the first ever For Reals Meals AND created one of my most favorite recipes I’ve ever had on this site.

Eva has one of the most insanely stylish closets and homes I’ve ever seen. She always looks pulled together. She never has a bad hair day and can actually wear white all day long and not look like a total mess (this is not something I can do). Even her dog Fritz looks like he was pulled from the pages of a magazine. I kind of thought Eva was just a fashion-head that had a pretty blog…and that was kind of that. But I was wrong. Over this last year, I’ve gotten to know her, and she is one of the most thoughtful, introspective, and spiritual people I know.

She goes on week-long silent meditation retreats (no talking for a week!), is always listening to new inspiring podcasts, is launching a new workshop to help women (stay tuned!), and has really kept me grounded during this whole adoption process. She’s the real deal. She’s just plain awesome. I’m so thankful that she’s in my life. And it goes to show that you can’t judge a lady by her Céline-bag-toting cover.

AND she’s also an incredible chef!! A trained pastry chef, actually. She created this recipe for herself and then was so kind to share it here. These little nuggets are ridiculously easy to make and so good tasting too. Thanks Eva!

{ Raw Coconut Cacao Macaroons }
    by Miss Renaissance

1.5 Cups Unsweetened Fine Shredded Coconut Flakes, plus 2 Tablespoons for garnish
1/2 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder
1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
3 Tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Pinch of sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well combined. Use a small cookie scoop to measure out each macaroon and drop onto a lined baking sheet or a large plate/platter. Sprinkle with remaining coconut flakes. Refrigerate and eat cooled. Can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

OPP Notes:
** I subbed regular old cocoa powder for the cacao. If you can’t find cacao or it’s not in the budget, cocoa works great too. I also didn’t have a mini cookie scoop. I used a spoon. They for sure didn’t look as pretty as Eva’s…but man, they tasted just fine.

If you want to see more Miss Renaissance, head to her website and Instagram (you can see lots of her model dog, Fritz).

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Episode 10: The Sustainability Secret with Kip Andersen of Cowspiracy

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Kip Andersen is this week’s guest. He’s the man behind the new environmental documentary, Cowspiracy. Described as “the film environmental organizations don’t want you to see,” it chronicles Kip’s journey to uncover the most destructive industry facing our planet.

Kip and I discuss the catalyst for creating the film, how a Mad Cowboy almost scared him out of finishing the movie, and the most important first step we can take to help the environment and find true sustainability.

Here’s Kip:

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Show Notes:
Cowspiracy
Hampton Creek (planty eggs & cookies)
Find A Screening
Host A Screening
The Mad Cowboy
Animals United Movement
Beyond Meat
Nacho Recipe via Minimalist Baker

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