TLS #71: Walking Away From “Success” With Caroline Rector (Unfancy)

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In today’s Lively Show we are speaking with our first repeat guest from Season 1, Caroline Rector, the writer behind the popular fashion blog, Un-Fancy.

Caroline has blogged her journey to live with a capsule wardrobe and inspired thousands of readers to reconsider what it means to have a wardrobe they love.

Today on her blog, Caroline shared her decision to take a six month break from her blog as she moves to Seattle. In today’s episode she’s sharing her decision to do so, how she has approached her blog compared to her previous photography business, and what she has learned about “traditional” success over the past year.

This show is perfect for anyone who has struggled with traditional approaches to success, or wants to hear an inspiring story about someone who is choosing to step away from a “really good thing” when prompted by her intuition.   

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TLS #60: small biz fears, struggles, & doubts with becky murphy

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Today on the Lively Show, I’m having a very open, honest conversation with illustrator, graphic designer, author, and friend, Becky Murphy about the “not-so-Instagram-y” side of small business.

In more of a dialogue than an “interview,” we dive into the doubts, struggles, and mistakes we’ve made on our paths as entrepreneurs.

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the lively show: overcoming doubts & resistance with eric zimmer (the one you feed podcast)

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Happy Lively Show day to you!

This week I’m talking with Eric Zimmer, of the popular The One You Feed podcast.

Getting to talk to Eric about overcoming doubts and resistance from an evolutionary standpoint and a day-to-day reality was awesome.

This episode sheds light on the two different voices within ourselves and provides suggestions for handling comparison and other negative thought loops.

This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to understand the two different motivators within us and get practical habits and tips to overcome doubts or internal resistance. 

 

 

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the lively show: behind the oh joy blog & brand with joy cho (oh joy!)

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Happy Lively Show day!

Today I’ve got a special guest that I’ve wanted to have on the show ever since I started: Joy Cho of Oh Joy.

Joy is a graphic designer, blogger, product designer, author, mother (currently pregnant with her second child), wife, and she has a line at Target!

She is one busy lady.

Thankfully, I got the chance to talk with her about the things we don’t always get to see from reading her blog… the behind the scenes decisions, challenges, and hard-earned lessons that she’s faced over the last 10 years.

This show is perfect for bloggers, creatives, and those who want to learn more about how Joy manages so many personal and professional projects all at once.  

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the lively show: juggling work & motherhood with taylor sterling (the glitter guide)

TheLivelyShow-TaylorSterling Today on The Lively Show we are talking with Taylor Sterling, founder of The Glitter Guide.

The Glitter Guide is well-known for its popular daily lifestyle content, and Taylor’s own life and career often seems just as fascinating as the site itself.

In the show, we are talking with Taylor about her journey with GG and how motherhood has changed things for her personally and professionally now that her little eight-month-old lady, Miss Elodie, has entered her world.

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the lively show: writing, cookbooks, & fun reads with jessica merchant (how sweet eats)

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Today’s guest on The Lively Show was nominated by you!

After a string of tweets all asking me to have Jessica Merchant of the popular food blog, How Sweet Eats, on the show, I knew that I needed to make it happen.

Thankfully, Jessica made time in her schedule to chat with me about her pregnancy, upcoming cookbook, blog story, favorite books, and must-watch TV shows.

This episode is fun and light (with a bunch of great advice for bloggers).

In the show, you’ll see how authentic, fun, and hard working Jessica really is.

This show is perfect for fans of fun reads, writing, or who are interested in blogging full-time. 

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the lively show: increasing our joy with rachel macdonald (in spaces between)

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This week on The Lively Show we are going global!

To Australia, to be specific.

I’m talking with Rachel MacDonald of In Spaces Between, a life and blog coach that loves intention, living wholly, and is pretty much my kindred spirit.

In today’s episode, I ask Rachel to share how she has come to embody such a high level of love and joy in her life… Because if you’ve ever seen her work, you can sense that there is a tangibly high level of joy and love seeping through in everything she does.

This show is perfect for anyone looking to increase their experiences of joy and love in their lives!

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the lively show: facing fears & slowing down with joy wilson (joy the baker)

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Today’s episode has been a long time coming.

It started last fall, when The Lively Show was just an idea waiting to happen. On a tiny white leather couch at a New York City event, Joy Wilson (aka Joy the Baker) helped me understand the world of podcasting.

And she promised to be on the show.

Today, in episode #20, she did just that.

Joy is well known baker, cookbook author, blogger, and podcaster.

But she also happens to be a most joyful and charming person.

Today we’re chatting about her long – and often hilarious – journey to baking and blogging, how she faces fears, and why moving to New Orleans has helped increase her peacefulness.

This is a laugh-filled episode that is literally a “Joy” to listen to!

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the lively show: making blogging buddies & books with victoria smith (SF Girl By Bay)

TheLivelyShowWithVictoriaSmithHappy Lively Show Day!

I’d like to ask you a question about an idea I am considering.

A few people have been asking for more podcast episodes, so…

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the lively show: volunteering abroad & food blogging with lindsay ostrom

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Happy Lively Show day to you!

Today I have an awesome new episode with Lindsay Ostrom, the blogger behind the incredibly popular Pinch of Yum.

Lindsay’s food blog has tons of great recipes, eCookbooks, and helpful income reports (great for those looking to monazite their blogs). She and her husband Bjork – the business half of the blog – also have a site called Food Blogger Pro where they help food bloggers take things to the next level.

In today’s episode, we are talking about Lindsay’s recent decision to go full-time as a blogger after deciding to stay in teaching last year, her experience teaching abroad at the Children’s Shelter of Cebu, and what she would recommend for those who want to give back either through travel or donations as well.

This episode is perfect for those who love their day jobs and are trying to pick the right time to go full-time with a blog, or for those interested in getting involved internationally in a greater way.

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