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25% Friends // Episode #33 // The Beginners Edition

Today we’re chatting all about being beginners. It can be so hard to be a beginner. But, also, so fun!

Our recent newbie experience learning modern brush script inspired this episode all about being a beginner.

+We took a class from Michele Fritz of Meant to be Calligraphy. She teaches all over the DC Metro area, so check her out!

+Stylish Patina’s Rough Luxe Warehouse hosted the class. If you live in the Northern Virginia area, go check it out!

+How being a beginner makes us feel.

+If we like to try new things.

+Comparison

+How to know when to call it quits.

+Strategies for being a beginner.

+The new things we want to try next.

We started an IG account! Please, come say HI! We want to talk to you!

Please connect with us on our Facebook page! We love hearing from listeners. Ask us a question or leave us a comment about the show. And you can also email us at 25percentfriends@gmail.com

Also, we’d absolutely love it if you left us a review and rating on iTunes. It makes our day to see new reviews!

Podcast #177 // Kari Kampakis on Liked

This talk with Kari couldn’t have come at a better time for me. As a mom of a daughter dealing with mean girls, this talk hit home for me. I’m also an approval seeker, and I want everyone to like me, so this talk resonated on my heart.

Kari’s new book, Like: Whose Approval Are You Living For? deeply resonated with me. Retweets. Reposts. Replies. Comments. Shares. Likes. For girls growing up in the digital age, a time that is steeped in social media and provides an environment of constant commentary, securing impressive social media numbers has become the ultimate goal. Getting enough likes, getting enough comments, and getting enough attention from boys and peers both in-person and online has become an unhealthy obsession.

Thankfully, this trend is completely reversible, according to Kari Kampakis, author, blogger, and most importantly, mom to four girls. In her new book, Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?, Kampakis provides girls with a news flash: you are loved exactly as you are. Let go of the insane expectations that are put on you and just be yourself.

Kampakis helps girls think through the questions that are on many of their minds, including: Who am I? What is my purpose? How can I love myself when I feel unlovable? Kampakis is the perfect author for this message, since she herself has not been immune to the pressure to have it all together on social media.

To connect with other podcast listeners, I invite you to join my Facebook group, the Creative Colleagues Community.

Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, and I’d love it if you’d take two minutes to rate and review the show.  Thank you!  I appreciate the support.

Podcast #176 // Lisa Jo Baker on Never Unfriended

I’ve followed Lisa Jo Baker online for years, and a couple years ago I had the pleasure of seeing her speak. We both have three kids and a desire to write, so I feel connected to her and her story.

She’s on the podcast today chatting about her new book, Never Unfriended. I love this concept because it’s so easy to feel “unfriended” these days. I know I get caught up in likes and number of followers. And I hate it.

I loved this conversation we had about friendships, being a good friend, and why we treasure these female relationships.

To connect with other podcast listeners, I invite you to join my Facebook group, the Creative Colleagues Community.

Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, and I’d love it if you’d take two minutes to rate and review the show.  Thank you!  I appreciate the support.

25% Friends // Episode #32 // The Embarrassing Moments Edition

Today is all about embarrassing moments!

+Physical vs. verbal emabarrassment

+Kim and Sarah each share embarrassing moments from their past.

+Would we tell other people if they had their fly down, spinach in their teeth, etc…

We started an IG account! Please, come say HI! We want to talk to you!

Please connect with us on our Facebook page! We love hearing from listeners. Ask us a question or leave us a comment about the show. And you can also email us at 25percentfriends@gmail.com

Also, we’d absolutely love it if you left us a review and rating on iTunes. It makes our day to see new reviews!

Podcast #175 // Tameka Allen on Being Bold and Ambitious

I had so much fun laughing along with mom and entrepreneur, Tameka Allen, on this episode. Tameka shares how she spent years working in the corporate world before transition to entrepreneurship. There were a lot of ups and downs along the way – divorce, self-doubt, etc… – but she didn’t give up.

Tameka opens up and shares her inspiring story of entrepreneurship – and not only that – she also shares the five reasons you’re struggling in your business – and how to break through those challenges.

I LOVED this talk with Tameka. She’s fun, relatable, and knowledgeable. To connect with her, join her FB group, and she’s also created a free gift for you!

And speaking of moms building a business and life they love…this episode is brought to you by the Moms Living a Life They Love Summit by Brook Jean, MA.

As a woman, I wanted it all…a happy family, work I was passionate about, success, and a ton of FUN along the way. And while I am proud of what I have accomplished and built, it hasn’t always been easy.

I remember being up against fear, guilt, insecurity, parenting challenges, logistics issues and so much more!

That’s exactly why I was thrilled when my friend, a fellow working Mommy, Brooke Jean, MA shared that she was hosting an interview series addressing these very topics, which she too personally faced amongst her journey of trying to have both, kids and a career.

The interview series is called: Moms Living a Life They LOVE: How to have a Flourishing Family, a Fulfilling Career, and Fun in the process!

I have a free access pass for you to join and hear these experts’ (successful working Mommys) amazing stories about creating the life they always wanted and sharing the unique challenges they faced, and HOW they overcame those obstacles.

You can register using this link > http://bit.ly/SarahBagley-MLALTL

You can watch from home or on the go… You don’t want to miss it.

This is for women who are Moms who have a dream, an idea, a skill they want to share with the world but are wondering just how to get it out there, or how they will get through the fear, guilt, worry etc.

This is also for women who are already in the working world but want to start or grow their family but are up against both internal and external blocks preventing them from moving forward.

This is for any woman who is thinking about their future and curious about what’s possible and how it might unfold.

Several women have come together to share REAL LIFE STORIES, TIPS and WISDOM that will make you laugh, energize and inspire you. You will gain insight, resources, and perhaps even the push you need to take action!

You can register using this link > http://bit.ly/SarahBagley-MLALTL

This is a great opportunity for anyone in my community who is a woman, a working professional, a Mom, or all of the above. (And of course, if you are a support partner for any of the above, you are welcome too!!)

I sure wish this was around when my journey began…

You can register for the Moms Living a Life They LOVE summit here > http://bit.ly/SarahBagley-MLALTL

Thank you, Brooke Jean, for including me!

To connect with other podcast listeners, I invite you to join my Facebook group, the Creative Colleagues Community.

Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, and I’d love it if you’d take two minutes to rate and review the show.  Thank you!  I appreciate the support.

Podcast #174 // Lauree Ostrofsky on Seven Lessons on Facing Fear + Enjoying the Crap Out of Your Life

It’s my pleasure to have my friend, Lauree, back on show! This is her third time as a guest on my show (you can hear the first show here and the second show here), and she’s back with even more wisdom, humor, and practical ideas for changing how you view your life.

In  this episode, Lauree talks about her new book and the lessons she’s learned from working with her clients. One  of my favorites (and the one story I’ve thought about OVER and OVER again since she told me) is the one about the kitchen wall. Wait until you hear it!

To connect with other podcast listeners, I invite you to join my Facebook group, the Creative Colleagues Community.

Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, and I’d love it if you’d take two minutes to rate and review the show.  Thank you!  I appreciate the support.