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October 1, 2019
It’s pretty easy to be self-aware when it comes to our strengths, isn’t it? Living in your strengths is important, but you also need to be aware of your weaknesses. In this episode, we’re talking about the other side of the coin: what we should do with the not-so-good stuff. Later in the show, master teacher of the Enneagram, Ian Cron, joins us to discuss the underlying motivations of our weaknesses. And finally, I’ll challenge you to rethink how you use one particular cliché phrase.
September 17, 2019
Like so many qualities I teach about, discipline is not a gene only some people are born with. Discipline is a choice and a skill you can learn. That’s why, on today’s episode, I give you three ways you can become more disciplined in your daily life. New York Times bestselling author Dave Ramsey also joins us to discuss cultivating a life of discipline, no matter your personality style. And finally, I’ll challenge you to think twice before you repost someone else’s content.
September 3, 2019
Let's be honest: Social media is hard to balance. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with it. But the truth is, social media in and of itself isn’t evil. It's all in how we use it. In this episode, I’ll give you five ways to create a healthy balance with social media. Business strategist and social media expert Jasmine Star will join us to talk about growing your platform. And finally, I’ll challenge you to live your life in line with whatever makes you more like yourself.
August 20, 2019
Dream Bigger and Build the Life You Want 1:24 Why We Stop Dreaming and Three Steps to Dreaming Bigger 21:17 Pursuing Your Wildest Dreams With Bob Goff 48:47 Encouragement to Remember that God is a Personal God Resources Business Boutique Conference The Business Boutique Conference is coming back to Nashville Oct. 24–26. If you want to learn how to grow your business and chase your dream, you don’t want to miss this event. To save $10 on any Business Boutique Conference ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. 2020 Business Boutique Goal Planner  The NEW Business Boutique Goal Planner is almost here! join the waitlist today by texting BBPLANNER to 33444. If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week. Growing up, I had this aunt named Gloria who I thought was the coolest person around. She was beautiful, independent, drove an amazing car, and had a Rottweiler who went everywhere with her. But the coolest thing about her was that she lived on a farm by herself. She had horses, chickens, pigs, goats and everything that went along with the ideal farm life I fantasized about. To me, her life looked like the greatest life ever. I would often look at her and think, That’s who I want to be. That’s the kind of life I want to have. Well, fast-forward a few years to my early 20s when I was working 80 hours a week at a nonprofit. I was looking to downsize from a three-bedroom apartment with roommates to a one-bedroom apartment where I could live on my own. During my search, I came across an ad in the newspaper for a 40-acre farm for rent just two miles from my job—not exactly downsizing, but gasp! I immediately picked up the phone and called the number on the ad. It was perfect for me. Okay, so I couldn’t afford the rent they were asking for, I had no idea how to run a farm, and I was working insane hours at my day job. So, if we’re being completely honest, it didn’t make any sense at all—everything about it was impractical. But, y’all! It was my dream to live on a farm, so you better believe I wasn’t going to let “practical” stop me from pursuing it. Related: Ep 60: How to Face Your Fears and Do It Scared The next day, I went to visit the farm in person. Once I left, I scrounged up enough money for the deposit and moved in a few days later. At 23, I was living my farm dream. Sure, I had to start a side business boarding horses in the empty stalls so I could afford the rent, but I couldn’t have been happier. Looking back on that experience, I could’ve easily missed out on living out that dream. Because the dream wasn’t happening on the time line I thought it would happen on (like in my 50s when I’d have more money, a spouse and kids), it would’ve been easy to convince myself that it wasn’t the right time. But you know what? More often than not, dreams aren’t practical, and they certainly don’t always come to life in practical ways. Thinking practically is just one of the many reasons our dreams get smaller and smaller as we get older. Why We Stop Dreaming It’s so easy to dream when you’re little, isn’t it? You believe you can do anything, be anyone, and accomplish all the big dreams in your heart. But at some point, life—and other people—gets to you. You get bogged down by people telling you to do more practical things that have a guaranteed path to success. So your dreams slowly start to fade into the background. Related: Ep 74: Find Your True Self and Get Back to You And if you do dream, you play it safe. You keep your dreams small and doable so you can control and contain them. You also convince yourself that dreaming any bigger is selfish when so many people (your kids, your husband, your church, etc.) are counting on you. Does that “logic” sound familiar? So often, we women believe our heart’s desires are selfish. When the reality is, God is the one who placed that dream in you to begin with. He never called you to live a small life, and He certainly never called you to stop dreaming. I know that dreaming is hard. You feel vulnerable (because what if it doesn’t work?), silly (because what will other people think?) and even a little scared (because what kind of changes will this dream bring?). But I want you to do it anyway. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since you’ve stopped dreaming—it’s never too late to start dreaming again. I want you to dream so big that if God’s not in it, you’ll fail. Dream so big that you can’t see the path forward—so big that you need God to show up and perform a miracle to make it happen. Friend, this is possible. Dreaming again will feel weird at first, but I believe it’s a practice—not a onetime thing. If you need to get back to dreaming big for your life, I’ve got three steps to help. When you practice these three steps, little by little you’ll see your dreams—and the real you—come back to life. Three Steps to Dreaming Bigger Step 1: Own it. Dreaming again starts with owning what you want out of life. Honestly ask yourself, What do I want for my: life future children marriage business finances faith journey What do you want? Your answers to these questions are your hopes and dreams. And when you acknowledge your dreams, you give yourself permission to desire those things. Because, friend, you are allowed to want more! Related: Ep 78: How to Be Successful at Anything by Starting Small So many of us spend our lives trying to convince ourselves and others that we’re fine with how things currently are—that we don’t want more for our lives. But I’m here to tell you that life is about more than Legos and laundry. It’s okay to desire something more! God wants you to live an abundant life, and He’s prepared to “give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4 NIV). Your dreams matter. Acknowledge and own what you want, and then trust God to provide it. Step 2: Say it out loud. I know. This is scary! But do you know why saying your dream out loud to someone is scary? Because it makes the dream real. When you say your dream out loud, you take the dream out of the battlefield of your mind, where the voices of fear and doubt attack. Only then, do you bring your dream into the real world, where it can take on a life of its own. On top of that, when you tell people you love and trust about a new dream, you have accountability to work toward it, and your loved ones will rally around you to help make it happen. Related: Say It Out Loud This Year You’ll hear things from them like: “I have several friends in a running group. You could meet up with them to train for your first 5K!” “A guy at my church does graphic design. I’m sure he’d help you with your logo and website!” “Oh, my cousin works in real estate. He can help you get your house on the market!” As silly as it sounds and as vulnerable as it feels, a dream takes on so much power when you say it out loud. Step 3: Write it down. Writing down your dreams is another level of accountability to yourself. The action turns your dreams into goals and your goals into a plan. You go from being a dreamer to being a doer. No longer is your dream just a conversation you had with a friend that you might forget about. Instead, you’ve now painted a clear picture for yourself of what you need to do to make that dream a reality. Your heart’s desires are not bad things or selfish things—they are God things. That’s why I want you to own your dreams, say them out loud, and write them down on paper. And I also want you to get your hopes up, sister, because our God is the God of hope. He will make a way for you and all those big dreams in your heart. Pursuing Your Wildest Dreams With Bob Goff I’m so excited about my guest today! Bob Goff is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker and the host of the Dream Big podcast. If you’ve read his book Love Does, then you know about his crazy determination to not only dream big, but also find ways to bring those dreams to life. On today’s episode, Bob and I talk about: Tapping into our inner child and dreaming like we used to Living an engaged life Getting over the obsession of caring what others think about you Dreaming big for your life again Encouragement: A Personal God One of the things I’ve noticed in my walk as a believer is that so often we want formulas for our faith. We want a road map that we can reference for how God is going to help us through whatever situation we’re going through. But God doesn’t always do things that way. God does not work in formulas. He’s not going to treat you and your situation the same way He would treat it for your friend, neighbor or coworker. Even if you’re both going through a similar situation, you likely won’t experience the same journey or results. Why is that? Does God take someone a different route because He sees something they don’t—or because He likes them more than He likes you? Years ago, I asked my mentor Eve why she thinks there are so many denominations within Christianity. My question was: How could we all love the same God but have different ideas around how to love Him? Our conversation went a little something like this: Eve: “Christy, look at Scripture. When Jesus healed the blind, how did He do it? Me: “Well, a lot of different ways. One time he used water, another time He used mud, and another time He just spoke it.” Eve: “Exactly. He had a lot of different methods to get to the same result.” When we have a certain experience with God, we tend to get together with other people who have had that same experience, and collectively we think our way is the right way. So those who were healed by mud got together with others who were healed by mud, and they believed God always heals with mud. And those who were healed by spit got together with others who were healed by spit, and they believed God always heals with spit, and so on. Don’t we also do that in life? We see our way of doing things and think it’s the only way or the right way. We think, If God did something in my life, then that must be the way He will always work. So our way becomes the rule for everyone else. We think, This must be the way you worship. This is the way you hear from God. This is how you practice obedience. But you know what? God is not only bigger than the box we try to put Him in—He’s also much more personal than that. God will take people down different paths that lead to the same destination: restoration. It’s easy for us to pass judgement on someone who is going in a different direction than the way we went. But what we don’t realize is, God is taking them that way on purpose. Your relationship with Him is personal, so your path with Him will be personal. So, if you’re seeing a friend, coworker or neighbor going down a different path or handling a situation differently than you would, don’t be discouraged. It doesn’t mean God has forgotten about you. It doesn’t mean He doesn’t have good plans for you. And it certainly doesn’t mean your friend is “doing it wrong.” It might just mean that God is using a personal approach with them, and He’ll do the same for you.  
August 6, 2019
We so often fall into the trap of believing our situation is impossible to climb out of. All the while, others are taking control of their lives and changing the outcome. On today’s show, I’ll give you three reasons you might not be accepting personal responsibility in your life and how you can overcome those obstacles. Then, Rachel Hollis joins us to talk all about the victim mentality. Finally, I’ll challenge you to take control of all the things you think you should do.
July 30, 2019
Making money online has never been easier. You can start a successful business tomorrow with nothing more than an idea and a Facebook page—or, in my guest’s case, an Etsy store. On today’s episode, I chat with Etsy expert Melissa Kaiserman about the pros and cons of selling on Etsy. She’ll also give you her top tips and tricks for being successful on that platform. And finally, I’ll share about a recent experience that taught me how to know when feedback is helpful and when it’s not.
July 23, 2019
Let’s just go ahead and acknowledge that starting small is not fun. But it’s actually one of the most important steps in building your business—or anything for that matter—wisely. We have a bad habit of calling successful people an overnight success. In reality, most of them started somewhere unimpressive first, and so will you. On this episode, I’ll walk you through the dos and don’ts of starting small so that you can use what you have to grow a healthy business.
July 9, 2019
Instead of sitting back and waiting for customers to come to you, it’s time for you to go after your customers. In this episode, I'll give you four strategies you can try to start attracting more customers to your business. Sales expert Reina Pomeroy joins us to discuss how to find more customers even if you’re lacking in social media followers. And finally, I’ll challenge you to love the people around you better with the one quality that has transformed every relationship in my life.
June 25, 2019
Self-care is a way of life. It doesn’t mean taking a bubble bath once a quarter and hoping it’s going to wash your troubles away. On this episode, I talk about the importance of valuing yourself and making yourself a regular, consistent priority in your own life. Ashley LeMieux joins us to discuss giving yourself grace during hard seasons. And finally, I’ll challenge you to start controlling your feelings instead of letting them control you.
June 11, 2019
There tends to be two personality styles when it comes to trying new things: those who assume they can’t and those who assume they can. Regardless of how you’re wired, you will go further and faster in life when you assume you can. Trying new things in life and business is vital to growth. Kelsey Humphreys, queen of trying new things, joins us to talk about what to do with failure when you try something different. And finally, I’ll challenge you to set the right expectations for your customers.
May 28, 2019
Have you ever been in situations, gone through seasons, or even spent years feeling like you lost yourself? Feeling like you didn’t even recognize who you were anymore? On today’s episode, I give you five questions you can ask yourself that will help you get back to being who you were made to be. Chrystal Evans Hurst also joins us to discuss how to dig up your gifts so that you can live an authentic life. Finally, I’ll challenge you to dump those toxic friends you’ve held onto for too long.
May 14, 2019
Today's episode is about how to make the right connections when networking! I'll bust three myths we believe about networking so you can stop believing these lies and take advantage of all it has to offer. I'll also talk about how to make the right connections with Ken Coleman. And I want to encourage you to cultivate confidence in your life.
April 30, 2019
Feeling stuck is hard. But you know what? You’re more in control than you realize. In this episode, I’ll walk you through five practical steps you can take to regain momentum and get back to pursuing your goals. We also sit down with Jordan Lee Dooley, host of the SHE podcast, to discuss how to make informed steps of faith. In the #AskChristyWright segment, I explain the pros and cons of courses versus subscription sites. And finally, I’ll challenge you to create your own definition of success.
April 16, 2019
Launching a product, service or business is both a science and an art. In this episode, we talk about the three essentials every successful launch needs to have. Stu McLaren, host of the Marketing Your Business podcast, also joins us to talk about the importance of breaking up your launch into five phases. On the #AskChristyWright segment, I’ll teach you how to take on new clients when your plate is full. And finally, I’ve got a new challenge for you that might just make you a little scared.
April 2, 2019
In this episode, we talk about how to be content with where you are today without giving up on your big dreams. I also sit down with best-selling author Rachel Cruze to talk about a formula you can use to help you quit the comparison game. On the #AskChristyWright segment, you’ll find out why being the cheapest on the market is a terrible pricing strategy. And finally, I’ll challenge you to fight FOMO with one thing: contentment.
March 19, 2019
This episode we're talking about intentional living and three clues that you're living in your purpose. I also sit down with Lara Casey and talk about how to cultivate a life of purpose. I also have a challenge for you to share your "why" with your customers.
March 5, 2019
Too often, we keep our personal lives and our business lives separate. In this episode I talk about how faith and business go hand in hand. I also talk about discovering your God assignments with Heather MacFadyen. Finally, if you’re not careful, these negative thoughts can change your actions. Stop and ask yourself: Is this true? Is this what God says about me? Those simple questions immediately cut through the lies and bring me back to reality.
February 19, 2019
I want you to make building one or getting into one a top priority this month. You should be a part of three different types of communities. And we'll talk about all three. I also talk to Natalie Franke about building a community from the ground up. I also want to encourage you to love and embrace your unique qualities, because that is what God is going to use in you.
February 5, 2019
There is one piece of information that can and does dictate every other decision you make: the problem you solve. I'll teach you about the 3 things you learn when you identify the problem your business solves. I also talk about how to build a business around solving a problem with my guest, Laura Berens. We'll also talk about your responsibility to stay in business for your customers.
January 22, 2019
Today, we’re talking about how to find your passion. I have three different strategies you can walk through to help you find your passion. My guest this week is Amber Lilyestrom. Amber is a speaker, author, branding strategist, business coach and host of The Amber Lilyestrom Show. We talk about finding your passion and amplifying it with a business. Whatever you’re balancing right now, don’t be discouraged by bad experiences. What bad experience can you turn into a great idea?
January 8, 2019
When you set goals for your business, you also create a plan to achieve them. It’s the same with being a millionaire. If you set a goal of becoming a millionaire, you have to create a plan to make it happen. In this episode, Chris Hogan and I are going to get you to believe again. Because you may not realize it, but you already have exactly what you need to make a million dollars in your business.
January 2, 2019
Happy New Year, y’all! Let’s kick the year off right with this special episode! I share my story about how I got fed up with debt and worked hard to pay it off. Doing this had a huge impact on my life and my family’s life, which is why I want to help you find the same financial freedom and hope that I found. You’ll also hear from Dave Ramsey, America’s trusted voice on money. I can’t wait for you to hear a full lesson from Financial Peace University, his proven plan to winning with money!
December 26, 2018
Today, I want to talk about how you can assess and evaluate where your business is right now so you can see the path to where you want to be in 2019. My guest today is John Felkins, one of our very own Entreleadership Executive Coaches here at Ramsey Solutions. John and I discuss how to work in your sweet spot and how to wrap up the year and finish strong. I also encourage you to set your goals for 2019.
December 11, 2018
Let’s talk about how to stay focused and eliminate distractions. I'll help you identify the three categories of distractions. My guest this week is Curt Steinhorst, the best-selling author of the book, Can I Have Your Attention?. Curt and I discuss how to stay focused and eliminate distractions in your business. I also challenge you to choose to do one thing every day that would make you really proud.
November 27, 2018
It’s time to talk about learning from failure. I'll give you three ways to learn from failure. I also sit down with Kristen Hadeed, the CEO and founder of Student Maid. We talk about why failure is such a tough topic to take on, but so necessary. I also challenge you to prioritize your time when everything feels important. Plus I take your calls and answer your questions.
November 13, 2018
This episode we're talking about how to face your fears and do it scared. When fear makes you doubt your ability changing your focus will help you overcome fear . I also talk about overcoming your fears with Jessica Honegger. And I'll encourage you to overcome the fear of missing out this Christmas season.
November 6, 2018
This episode is just like having coffee with some of Business Boutique’s best friends! Get to know host of the Marketing Your Business podcast, Stu McLeran; creator of The Magic Brush and host of The Jennifer Allwood Show, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of EVEREVE, Megan Tamte;  Founder & CEO of Simplified, Emily Ley; and speaker and author of Remember God, Annie F. Downs.
October 30, 2018
It’s time to talk about working smarter, not harder in order to increase your productivity. I'll give you three ways to work smarter, not harder. My guest this week is April Perry, an organizational and productivity expert, founder of Learn Do Become and host of the LearnDoBecome Radio Podcast. I'll also help you make the most of your next learning opportunity.
October 16, 2018
Let’s talk about perseverance. We’ll tackle how to keep going even when you don’t reach your goal. What you should do when you want to give up. And how you can get over the critics and the complainers. I am so excited to introduce you to Dave Barnes! In this episode, Dave and I talk about why he felt under-qualified for the first five years in his career but kept going.
October 2, 2018
In this episode, I’ll challenge you to answer the question, what makes your product and services unique? If you don’t know the answer to this question, you’re missing out on sales. I also talk to Megan Tamte. She is the co-founder and co-CEO of Evereve, a retail fashion and styling company and one of my favorite stores. I also challenge you to start every day with gratitude.
September 18, 2018
This week we’re going to talk about being intentional. Things will not happen for you in life; you have to make things happen. So here are 5 Areas of Your Life to Be Intentional. My guest this week is Dave Ramsey. He is a New York Times best-selling author, the host of The Dave Ramsey Show, and the CEO of Ramsey Solutions. I also want to encourage you to build your business debt-free.
September 4, 2018
It’s time to talk about building a social media strategy that works. I’m going to break this down into seven ways for you to step up your social media strategy to attract more followers. My guest this week is Amy Jo Martin. She is the author of the book, Renegades Write the Rules, and host of the Why Not Now? podcast. I also have a Challenge for you to determine your social media boundaries.
August 21, 2018
This week’s podcast episode is going to help you simply your life and business. The stress of chaotic schedules and spaces keeps us from living effectively. A few tips can make a difference. Our guest this week is Emily Ley and she has personally helped me simplify my own life through simple, easy-to-do daily changes. I’m going to give you some encouragement to simplify and create space for rest.
August 7, 2018
If you want to go anywhere in business or life, you’re going to need to get outside your comfort zone and try something new. In this episode I’m going to teach you the best things that happen when you step outside your comfort zone. My guest is Sarah Jakes Roberts. We talk about how to break free from your past and find your purpose in life.
July 24, 2018
Today we’re talking all about how to know what your customers want through market research. Quantitative research is all about quantity. Qualitative research is all about quality. Jessica Principe is the founder of All Girl Shave Club. In this episode, Jessica Principe and I talk about how getting to know her customers through market research changed her business.
July 10, 2018
Social media provides you with the space to build a relationship with your customers, make a personal impact, and ultimately make money. I interview Jennifer Allwood about why consistently showing up for your social media followers builds the best relationships. I also interview Cathy Heller about how radical empathy and vulnerability can build trust with your tribe.
June 26, 2018
Side businesses are a great way to help you reach your goals. In this episode, we’ll talk about how to define the objectives of your side hustle, when to ask for help, and when to turn a side hustle into a full-time gig. My guest this week is Jake Vehyl, founder of Nashville-based cookie company Jake’s Bakes! And our success story this week is Kristin Ostrander, founder of mommyincome.com!
June 12, 2018
If you want to get your husband on board with your business, you have to first help him understand the meaning behind your work. I’ve got three tips to help you do just that. My husband, Matt Wright, will share specific ways for your spouse to become more personally invested in your business. I’ll be answering questions from husbands whose wives are pursuing their business dreams just like you.
May 29, 2018
In this episode, I’m going to give you five ways to grow your business. Rachel Hollis is an author, speaker, and the founder and CEO of Chic Media. She is absolutely on fire for women who want to grow their businesses. Rachel Cruze is a #1 New York Times best-selling author and host of The Rachel Cruze Show. She helps women all over the country live their best life on a budget!
May 15, 2018
Today we’re celebrating mom entrepreneurs! I’ll give you very practical examples from my own life about how I live this day to day. My Guest This Week Is My Mom: Darlene Therber! I'll also give you some things to think about when it comes to how well you’re taking care of the most important part of your business: You.
May 1, 2018
In this episode, I’ll talk about the difference between taking credit and needing credit, taking control of your own happiness, and why a big platform doesn’t guarantee a big impact. My guest this week is Shelley Giglio. She has made it her life’s mission to elevate others above herself. Our incredible success story this week is Stacy MacDonald, owner of a jewelry line called made.
April 17, 2018
The way you present yourself and what you wear affects your customers’ opinion of you which positively or negatively impacts your bottom line. In this episode, I’ll talk about the three most common mistakes women make when it comes to clothes. My guest this week is Toi Sweeney! Toi is an award-winning stylist and brand image specialist who is passionate about helping women present themselves favorably in business.
April 3, 2018
If you want to start a business of any kind and you want it to work, your idea needs to be based on two things. In this episode, I’ll walk you through examples of how to determine which of  your business ideas meet this criteria. I interview my good friend, Ken Coleman. Ken is an author, a speaker, and the host of The Ken Coleman Show and the EntreLeadership Podcast.
March 20, 2018
As a Christian, when you live a life of faith, you are being true to yourself. But you may have wondered how prominent your faith should be in your business. In this episode, I want you to decide which path makes the most sense for you. That way, you can reach the most people! My First Guest This Week Is Alli Worthington. I'll also explore Faith in Business With Stephanie Meek.
March 6, 2018
Everything you will ever achieve in your life will come through people—so becoming good at building relationships is one of the most important skills you can develop. In fact, if you don’t have key relationships, you won’t get anywhere. Building relationships isn’t only vital in your life, but it’s also vital to your business.
February 20, 2018
Digital Marketing Strategies That Work "People will take away one thing, and that's if you make your point really clear." Looking back on my earliest speaking events as part of Dave Ramsey’s speaking group, it makes me cringe to think about how I made one of the most common mistakes that all new speakers make. I tried to say everything. I would get onstage for a speaking event, thinking, Well, I’ve just got to tell them all the things. I need to talk about life balance, living from your values, making time for yourself, how to manage your money and get out of debt, and also how to be a good parent and achieve all your life goals and grow your business . . . How effective do you think that strategy was? Not very, because I was trying to say five million different things! And people can’t process—let alone remember—five million things at once. People will take away one, maybe two things, if you make your point(s) really clear. But it took me several speaking engagements of not connecting with audiences to realize I needed to choose just one main thing I wanted to say. And the same is true for your digital marketing. Just like we talked about in episode 31 with Donald Miller, we need to be crystal clear with our audience so they know exactly what our brand is about. We need to let them know the one problem we’ll solve for them—one, not ten. (Or, like in my early stage presentations, not five million.) This same strategy applies to digital marketing—just as it does to any other kind of marketing. "Okay, hold up!" (You might say.) You might be thinking that digital marketing sounds intimidating and complicated. You might be daunted by the term “digital marketing” if you don’t actually know what it is. So What Is Digital Marketing? It’s easier than you think! Digital marketing is simply marketing on a digital platform. Digital marketing includes: Social Media Blogs and articles Email Webinars Okay, so now that you know what digital marketing is, let’s work on your digital marketing strategy. In this episode, I’ll give you the four things you need to know in order to build a digital marketing strategy that works. Plus, I’ll break down other digital marketing concepts and make them easy to understand, including campaigns, funnels, lead magnets and building email lists. My Guest This Week Is Molly Pittman! Molly is a digital marketing expert and educator, and she has an amazing story about building an incredible career specifically in digital marketing. As we dive deeper into this topic of digital marketing strategies, there’s no one better to have in on the conversation than Molly! Early in her career, her job as an intern at DigitalMarketer was to create organic social media posts. As marketing and technology advanced so did her skillset, and she learned all about paid ads on Facebook and paid search on Google. She rose up through the ranks at DigitalMarketer to eventually become a VP, and recently branched out to start her own consulting agency. In this podcast episode, Molly and I talk about: The mistakes she sees business owners make when it comes to digital marketing and how to avoid them How to get new customers into your marketing funnel using lead magnets The attributes your lead magnet should have to be seen as highly valuable and get lots of people to sign up Ways to keep your audience and email list engaged without overwhelming them Plus, I’ll give you a pep talk on where you’re standing with your goals at the moment and answer your questions from our live Business Boutique events. 1:03 Digital Marketing Strategies That Work 10:44 Interview with Molly Pittman 42:37 Goals Check-In 45:51 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 54:47 Homework Get Christy's Social Media Cheat Sheet by filling out the form here! To save $5 on any Business Boutique 1-Day ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
February 6, 2018
What makes a highly successful woman? Society often paints a picture of success that looks like this: Either you’re home all the time, dedicating 100% of your time to your family, or you’re at work all the time, completely abandoning your friends, family and the rest of your life. But as I discussed with Laura Vanderkam in Episode 34: Excuses That Steal Your Time, that’s a myth! The truth is, you can be successful in multiple areas of your life. You can be successful in your career, your relationships, your business and even your health and exercise routines—get this!—all in the same life.     It’s all about priorities. When every waking minute is taken up for work, routine responsibilities, or taking care of others, you’ll feel the opposite of successful; you’ll feel stressed out and set back. For example, when I start to feel overwhelmed, it’s usually because I’m not spending time on the things that I care about the most. So, I’ve made it a habit to take a look at my schedule when that happens. It’s pretty eye-opening to see what gets my time. If I’m honest, there are a lot of unworthy motivations I have that sometimes creep to the top of my priority list, such as: Pleasing people Being the hero Accomplishments Keeping up with Facebook Pursuing perfectionism Approval Feeling needed Chasing those motivations, no matter how much effort I put into them, always leaves me coming up short. I spin my wheels, and I feel like a failure. The problem with achieving success in your life (and mine!) isn’t that we aren’t doing enough, and it’s not that we’re doing too much. Often, it’s that we’re doing the wrong things. So, let’s talk about the right things! And don’t worry, you don’t have to sacrifice—at least, not in the way you think you do. In this episode, I’ll reveal habits, characteristics and traits that are present in the lives of highly successful women. I’ll dive into the seven things you need to prioritize to achieve success. And the great news it this: If you don’t currently have them, I promise you can learn to practice all of them starting today! By the way, you know what’s not on the list of traits of successful women? Pleasing people Being the hero Seeking approval (You get the idea!) My guest this week is Ali Brown! Ali is the host of the highly successful Glambition podcast, and her passion is to see women succeed in business! Ali’s story of success began with recognizing what she was good at. She was a mover and a shaker working in an office of—as she puts it—“turtles!” It didn’t take long for Ali to realize her own potential, get excited about doing things her own way, and quit her day job to pursue her own freelance business full time. In my conversation with Ali, we’ll talk about: What it means to blaze your own trail, do business differently, and design your business around your life How Ali got started using email newsletters when the Internet was just becoming a thing The benefits of being inspired by other women rather than intimidated by them What success really looks like today Three trends she sees in highly successful women Success Story: Abbey Ashley's Wildly Successful Courses & Coaching! Our success story this week is Abbey Ashley, founder of The Virtual Savvy. Abbey says she helps “savvy starters launch and grow their virtual assistant business to 5K months and beyond!” Abbey took what she knew from being a virtual assistant and turned that knowledge and experience into online courses. While her first course launch was by no means successful—she only had one customer sign up—she didn’t give up there. The next iteration of her business was in virtual assistant business coaching, and she started The Virtual Savvy in August 2016. Since then, she’s become hyper-focused and (at the time of publication) has made over $300K in sales! I’m so excited that she’s sharing her strategy for success with us. Plus, I’ll answer some of your business questions from our Business Boutique event in November! 1:12 Top Traits of Highly Successful Women 15:29 Interview with Ali Brown 45:38 BB Success Story with Abbey Ashley 57:12 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 64:31 Homework Get Christy's 25 Ways to Protect Your Time by filling out the form here! To save $5 on any Business Boutique 1-Day ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
January 23, 2018
Which Lies Are Holding You Back? Many of you are being held back by something you aren't even aware of: You're believing lies about yourselves and about your businesses. See, when you believe something that isn’t true, you’re living our life based on misinformation. You’re missing out on something that could change your life, that could make you happy or even make you a better person and open up opportunities you couldn’t even imagine. Recently a woman came up to me at a speaking event and told me she’d been hearing me for about a year on The Dave Ramsey Show. But every time she heard me, she thought, “Well, that’s nice. But it’s not for me. I could never start my own business.” Eight months later, guess what she’s doing? She’s running her own business! I love her story because it’s a great example of how we all believe lies we think are true. And if you don’t hear the truth, you’re going to continue to live in those lies and you’ll never be free to win. So in this episode, I’ll talk about five common lies that I see women believing about business. My Guest is Annie F. Downs! My guest this week is my dear friend, best-selling author and speaker, Annie F. Downs. Annie is no stranger to anyone who’s attended a Business Boutique event, because she’s our amazing and hilarious host. But I can’t wait for you to get to know her journey on a more personal level. In this episode, she’ll share: Why she decided to pursue bravery in her day-to-day life How to create a habit of courage What can happen when you stop believing lies in your life and start pursuing acts of bravery Success Story: Melanie Gaye and Her Nerdy Skirts! Our success story this week is Melanie Gaye, owner of Pretty Smart Kids. She makes beautiful, custom nerdy skirts for girls! Melanie is actually a former engineer-turned-entrepreneur, and her business idea came about as the solution to a problem she found in the marketplace. If your little girl is more interested in science and dinosaurs than she is polka dots and dolls, you pretty much have to shop in the little boys’ department. So, she cut back to working part time at her day job to pursue making skirts for those girls as a side-business! You’ll love hearing about the “Why” behind her business, and you’ll be encouraged by what her life looks like since pursuing something she’s truly passionate about. Plus, I’ll answer some of your burning business questions from our Business Boutique event in November. 1:14 Five Lies You Believe About Business 20:34 Interview with Annie F. Downs 48:45 BB Success Story with Melanie Gaye 61:03 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 70:03 Homework Get Christy's Goal Setting Tool by filling out the form here! To save $5 on any Business Boutique 1-Day ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
January 9, 2018
Let’s talk about goals for your business—but not big, huge, overwhelming goals. Instead, we’ll talk about tiny, baby, daily, micro goals. These are the smaller goals along the way that it takes to get to the finish line. In this episode, I’ll teach you how to break down your big goals into weekly and then daily goals so you can actually achieve them! My guest this week is speaker, best-selling author, podcast host and my good friend, Chris Hogan. He’ll get real practical with us about how to eliminate excuses and chase down our results so that we can run businesses and lives that we’re proud of. And Chris and I will answer your burning business questions together! Our success story this week is Naomi Duncan, owner of Naomi Ruth Photography. Naomi has grown her humble hobby into a business that brings her over $40K per year on the side! 1:08 Hitting Big Goals By Winning Small 12:03 Interview with Chris Hogan 41:22 BB Success Story with Naomi Duncan 52:29 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 64:11 Homework Get Christy's Goal Setting Tool by filling out the form here! To save $5 on any Business Boutique 1-Day ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
December 26, 2017
This episode is all about recognizing and celebrating you, and the hard work you’ve put in all year long! We’ll hear the story of Catherine Cramer's Southern Home Bakery and Kathy Lozano's Parents’ Academy. We'll also hear from the incredible women behind businesses like Howdy Honey, Old St. Augustine Gourmet Foods, and more. Here's to another year making money doing what you love! 1:20 BB Success Story with Catherine Cramer 17:20 BB Email Success Stories 44:18 BB Success Story with Kathy Lozano 54:10 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT Click here to use Christy's Profit Potential Tool  To save $5 on any Business Boutique 1-Day ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
December 12, 2017
Shame is the root of so many things we experience in our lives, whether we realize it or not. It may be holding you back in your business, in your relationships, and from believing in yourself. Shame is a powerful, far-reaching force that will keep you from living the abundant life that God has for you! So in this episode, we’re going to change what we believe about ourselves. We’re going to overcome the mistakes you’ve made in your past, or maybe the wrong that’s been done to you. It’s time to remember who you are, and more importantly, Whose you are. My guest this week is my friend, author and speaker Lisa Bevere! Lisa co-founded Messenger International, and she’ll tell us how she broke through the limits she thought were on her life to step into the big things God had for her. This is one of my favorite and most powerful interviews ever on the podcast! Our success story is Kasey Hill, founder of the financial literacy program, Growing Wealth From the Start. Kasey began her business while she was a stay-at-home mom, so she’s a great example of balancing the roles of mom and business owner. Plus, I’ll answer your business questions from Business Boutique events! 1:08 Shake Off Your Shame 17:59 Interview with Lisa Bevere 44:58 BB Success Story with Kasey Hill 54:50 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 63:28 Homework Get Christy's step-by-step guide to shake the shame by filling out the form here! To save $5 on any Business Boutique 1-Day ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
November 28, 2017
For many of us, the holidays are a time when it's easy to be thankful. But when the celebrations are over and the decorations are packed, a spirit of gratitude becomes harder to maintain. So in this episode, we’re going to dive deep into the benefits of incorporating daily gratitude into your business and life. I’ll share my top twelve reasons I'm thankful for thankfulness! My guest this week is pastor, speaker and host of the Life, Money, Hope podcast, Chris Brown. As a businessman, father, husband and pastor, he has helped people discover what it means to intentionally pursue their God-given purpose, and he’ll share his tips on how to incorporate gratitude into your daily life! Our success story is Jane VanOsdol, owner of Botanically Me. Jane is taking the concepts she's learned from Business Boutique and is in the process of relaunching her business. Plus, I’ll answer your business questions from our Nashville Business Boutique event! 1:06 The 12 Benefits of Gratitude 16:54 Interview with Chris Brown 42:33 BB Success Story with Jane VanOsdol 49:56 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 58:44 Homework Get Christy's 14 Days of Gratitude Journal by filling out the form here! To save $5 on any Business Boutique 1-Day ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
November 14, 2017
Time management and life balance are a struggle for—I’m just guessing—every adult on the planet. Amen? So in this episode, we’re going to go beyond surface-level issues like how to time block your schedule. Instead, we’ll dig deeper and I’ll teach you how to overcome the underlying issue: Making excuses. I’ll share the top five excuses I hear that steal your time, and how to kick them to the curb. When you can overcome these excuses, you make room for actual life change! My guest this week is author and speaker Laura Vanderkam. She’s done extensive research on exactly how people spend their time, and she’ll share her time management secrets with us! Plus, I’ll answer your business questions from Business Boutique events! 1:13 Five Excuses That Steal Your Time 21:58 Interview with Laura Vanderkam 54:59 Back to Basics: Your Why 60:14 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 67:35 Homework Get Christy's 25 Ways to Protect Your Time Guide by filling out the form here! To save $5 on any Business Boutique 1-Day ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
November 7, 2017
This episode is just like having coffee with some of Business Boutique’s best friends! Get to know the creator of The Monetized Life, Nicole Walters; host of the Smart Passive Income podcast, Pat Flynn; vice president of DigitalMarketer, Molly Pittman; and speaker and author of 100 Days to Brave, Annie F. Downs. They’ll answer your most burning questions, and more! 2:36 What does work/life balance look like? 10:59 What tools do you use to keep your schedule, your business and your life on track? 19:30 What do you do when business is slow? 35:13 What are some effective ways to turn work "off" when working from home? 37:10 What are some ways to stay focused?   This podcast was recorded during our Business Boutique 2017 VIP Lunch in Nashville, TN. If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
October 31, 2017
We all know what it feels like in the moments right before we try something new. There’s a nagging, persistent voice of apprehension telling us all the reasons we should just stay in our comfort zone! We'd do anything to know: Is it fear, or is it wisdom speaking to us? So in this episode, I’ll teach you some of the characteristics of fear and wisdom, so that you can become more confident in your decisions. My guest this week is a good friend of mine, best-selling author and speaker at this year’s Business Boutique event, Patsy Clairmont. Patsy’s experience with fear is very tangible, so she’ll share her personal journey of how she finally disarmed the lies of fear. Plus, I’ll answer your business questions from Business Boutique events! 1:17  How To Tell the Difference Between Fear and Wisdom 14:44 Interview with Patsy Clairmont 49:29 Business Boutique Nashville Event Info 51:33 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 59:14 Homework Get Christy's Fear or Wisdom Filter by filling out the form here! — To save $10 on any Business Boutique Nashville ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
October 17, 2017
Your brand is made up of look, tone and feel. We covered the look and tone in episode 31, so in this episode, we’ll talk about the tone, so that your brand—and, as a result, your business—feels like you. Plus I’ll teach you how to show your customers that you care through your policies, messaging and brand experience. My guest this week is branding expert, psychologist and author Joseph Michelli. Joseph has written several books, including The Starbucks Experience, and has helped companies like Zappos, Mercedes Benz and Starbucks develop their brands. He’ll give you practical ways to give your customers an above-and-beyond experience and reveal two big mistakes to avoid when presenting your brand. And I’ll give you simple, quick tips to make the most of the upcoming holiday season! Plus, I’ll answer your business questions from Business Boutique events. 1:02  The Feel and Experience of Your Branding 21:00 Interview with Joseph Michelli 46:59 Preparing Your Life for Christmas 51:47 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 59:13 Homework Get Christy's Style Guide by filling out the form here! — To save $10 on any Business Boutique Nashville ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
October 3, 2017
Branding is so much more than colors, fonts and pretty pictures—it’s about creating an identity. When you make a purchase, whether you realize it or not, you’re choosing that brand over another because you feel it represents you. So you may recall in Episode 2 of the podcast, we talked about the look, tone and feel of your brand. But in this episode, I want to take a deeper dive on the look and tone, so that when you’re audience interacts with your business, they know it’s for them! One of my absolute favorites—best-selling author and CEO of Storybrand—Donald Miller, is back! He’ll unpack his Storybrand concept for us, and y’all, this is a powerful way to grow your customers and your profits. If you’re dreaming up your brand right now or your existing brand isn’t connecting, you need to hear this interview. Plus, I’ll answer your business questions from Business Boutique events! 1:03  The Look and Tone of Your Branding 18:37 Interview with Donald Miller 50:09 Preparing Your Business for Christmas  53:04 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 62:01 Homework Get Christy's Style Guide by filling out the form here! — To save $10 on any Business Boutique Nashville ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
September 19, 2017
Most small businesses make mistakes when hiring, but who you hire is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your business! So in this episode, I’ll share the hiring mistakes I’ve made in the past, and teach you my 7 Rules of Hiring! My guest this week is one of my favorite speakers and authors, Patrick Lencioni! He has written 11 incredible books—many of which are about building strong teams and hiring. Y’all, this is one of my favorite interviews to date! Patrick is a wealth of information and practical advice, and he’ll help you avoid the pitfalls of hiring the wrong people. He’ll also share the best-kept hiring secrets that some of your favorite companies, like Southwest Airlines, actually use! And our success story this week is Katie Finklea. Katie owns Loving Well Living Well, which she was inspired to start after attending a Business Boutique event. She saw a gap between adoption and foster care advocacy and education, and was passionate about providing a solution to that problem. God is truly blessing her business, and she’ll share how she overcame the fear to start this thing! Plus, I’ll answer your business questions from Business Boutique events! 1:02 Hiring Great People 13:25 Interview withPatrick Lencioni 36:34 BB Success Story with Katie Finklea 46:18 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 53:03 Homework Get Christy's Job Posting Template by filling out the form here! — To save $10 on any Business Boutique Nashville ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
September 5, 2017
In this episode, I’ll give you four ways to make more money without adding on to your workload.  One way to do that is by creating passive income, which is exactly what my guest this week, Pat Flynn, will teach us about. Pat is a best-selling author and owns several wildly successful online businesses. He’s speaking at my Business Boutique event in November, and today he’ll tell us about how he wound up creating his first digital product years ago, and where it’s taken him. And the success story this week is Heather Salopek. Heather owns Legacy Pecans, which sells delicious pecans and pecan products for retail and corporate gifts. The “Why” behind her business is remarkable, and I love how she got creative and took her family business to the next level. Plus, I’ll answer your business questions from Business Boutique events! 1:10 Creating Passive Income 7:50 Interview with Pat Flynn 44:56 BB Success Story with Heather Salopek 57:38 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 64:08 Homework  Find out how much money your business can make with my free Profit Potential tool here! — To save $10 on any Business Boutique Nashville ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
August 22, 2017
If you don’t know your value, you’ll settle. You’ll undercharge, get pushed around, and dream small. That’s why knowing your worth is so important, not just in business, but in life! In this episode, I’ll give you three steps to determining the value of your product or service. My guest this week is Nicole Walters. Nicole created The Monetized Life and is one of our expert speakers at Business Boutique. She’s taught me so much about selling and about knowing my worth! She’ll give us some real talk about why women tend to undervalue ourselves. She’ll also her share her best tips for selling, and I promise they’re super easy—regardless of your personality style. Plus, I’ll answer your business questions from Business Boutique events! 1:04 Knowing Your Worth 13:00 Interview with Nicole Walters 40:08 Fall Encouragement 43:00 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 50:32 Homework  Find out how much money your business can make with my free Profit Potential tool here! — To save $10 on any Business Boutique Nashville ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
August 8, 2017
Regardless of the type of product you sell or the industry you’re in, you’re going to have competitors. Competition can make us feel fear, intimidation, and maybe even jealousy. So in this episode, I’ll cover the “Dos and Don’ts” about interacting with and learning from your competition. My guest this week is Amber Hurdle, brand strategist, leadership consultant and host of the Bombshell Business Podcast. Amber will challenge us to take the emotions we feel surrounding competition and channel it into something positive. Our success story features the business, Snappy Stitch, created by Janet Wall and her daughter E.V. Bennett. Snappy Stitch provides cute, comfortable clothing for children undergoing medical treatments. Their business idea came out of their personal experience in hospitals. Plus, I’ll answer your business questions from Business Boutique events! 1:10 Learning From Your Competition 18:16 Interview with Amber Hurdle 45:42 BB Success Story with Janet Wall and E.V. Bennett 55:25 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 61:15 Homework Get Christy's SWOT Analysis worksheet by filling out the form here! — To save $10 on any Business Boutique Nashville ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
July 25, 2017
You may be thinking that you don’t need to write, but the truth is: if you’re a small business owner, you’ll need to do at least some writing, whether you’ve been trained or not. You need to write well to reach your target customer, so in the episode, I’ll give you four tools to put in your Writing Toolbox! My guest this week is the editor in chief of Woman’s Day magazine, Susan Spencer. Susan has been working in magazine publishing for over 30 years and she’ll share what’s she’s learned along her journey—including three things every successful writer does. Our success story is Anna Doyle, owner of Threefold Boutique. Her day job is working at a law firm, but she’s seeing so much success in her own business that she hopes to replace her full-time income soon. She’ll walk us through the moment she decided to just go for it, and how she now balances a busy side business with working full time. Plus, I’ll answer your business questions from Business Boutique events! 1:08 How To Improve Your Writing Skills 16:30 Interview with Susan Spencer 36:19 BB Success Story with Anna Doyle 45:43 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 53:33 Homework Get Christy's Writing Toolbox by filling out the form here! — To save $10 on any Business Boutique Nashville ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
July 11, 2017
Your ideas are only as strong as you’re able to communicate them. The skills you need as a professional public speaker are the same skills you need to communicate any ideas, and we are all in the business of communicating ideas! So in this episode, I’ll teach you my approach to public speaking and how to become great communicator. My guest this week is a speaker and podcast host—the hilarious and inspiring Ken Davis. He’ll talk about how to communicate effectively, compassionately, and in a way that will cause your audience to take action. Our success story is Jenny Melrose, founder of the lifestyle blog, The Melrose Family. The income she made from her blog ended up surpassing her full-time income as a teacher! Today, she’s taken what she learned from blogging and sharing her secrets and strategies with other entrepreneurs—and making almost six figures! Plus, I’ll answer your top business questions! 1:08 The Basics of Being a Great Communicator 18:13 Interview with Ken Davis 39:06 BB Success Story with Jenny Melrose 45:36 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 51:51 Homework Get Christy’s Public Speaking Template by filling out the form here! — To save $10 on any Business Boutique Nashville ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
June 27, 2017
When it comes to making money doing what you love, there are pitfalls that can really get you into trouble! So in this episode, I’ll talk about four money pitfalls you should avoid. My guest this week is #1 New York Times best-selling author, and one of my best friends, Rachel Cruze. We’ll have some girl talk about how we balance work and family, and different ways we set financial goals and save money. Our success story this week features Carol Low, the owner of Creative Windows by Carol. She was resourceful and started her business in the backroom of a fabric store, and now, nearly 25 years later she’s a successful business owner and employs her family! She’ll share some mistakes she’s made over the years and how she came back from them. And I’ll answer your top business questions! 1:07 Money Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Business 11:22 Interview with Rachel Cruze 40:43 BB Success Story with Carol Low 47:26 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 56:09 Homework — Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy and get $10 off your first month or $30 off your first year by using the code BBACADEMY at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. This offer is good through through June 30, 2017. Sign up today! — To save $10 on any Business Boutique Nashville ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Buy my new book, Business Boutique: A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves, and receive a FREE Marketing Basics You Can’t Afford to Miss video, a $40 value for only $19.99. Visit BusinessBoutique.com/BBBook and use the code BBBOOK to also receive an exclusive podcast interview with Nicole Walters on Sales. Order today! Limited-time offer. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community or a question you would like answered on the podcast, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. Ask me a business question via social media by using #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT New podcast episodes are available every other week.
June 13, 2017
Here’s something that won’t come as a surprise to anyone: men and women are different. That means we approach business differently, too! We have unique strengths and also unique challenges. So in this episode, I’ll unpack tips on how you can pursue your passions and be successful. Plus, my guest this week is financial journalist, author and speaker Jean Chatzky. She’ll walk us through her journey to finding success, from self-proclaimed high school math geek to magazine writer to unexpectedly starting her own company. She’ll weigh in on our unique challenges as women in business. Our success story this week features April Perry, a mom who wanted to generate income while staying home with her kids. She found her business idea in a surprising way, and she’ll share that with us. And I’ll answer your top business questions! 1:08 Women and Business 18:47 Interview with Jean Chatzky 44:41 BB Success Story with April Perry 56:52 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 66:25 Homework — Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy and get $10 off your first month or $30 off your first year by using the code BBACADEMY at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. This offer is good through through June 30, 2017. Sign up today! — To save $10 on any Business Boutique Nashville ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Buy my new book, Business Boutique: A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves, and receive a FREE Marketing Basics You Can’t Afford to Miss video, a $40 value for only $19.99. Visit BusinessBoutique.com/BBBook and use the code BBBOOK to also receive an exclusive podcast interview with Nicole Walters on Sales. Order today! Limited-time offer. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community or a question you would like answered on the podcast, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. Ask me a business question via social media by using #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT New podcast episodes are available every other week.
May 30, 2017
Stories have a way of getting into our heads and our hearts in a way that nothing else can. So in this episode, I’ll tell you the three things you need to tell effective stories that will help your business. Plus, my guest this week is world-famous photographer Jeremy Cowart. He’ll tell us about how he’s now booked countless speaking gigs because of the way he incorporated story into a presentation one time. And I’ll answer your top business questions! 1:07 How to Use Storytelling in Your Business 15:15 Interview with Jeremy Cowart 39:09 BB Success Story with Karen Stewart 44:07 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT 52:37 Homework — Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy and get $10 off your first month or $30 off your first year by using the code BBACADEMY at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. This offer is good through through June 30, 2017. Sign up today! — To save $10 on any Business Boutique Nashville ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. Buy my new book, Business Boutique: A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves, and receive a FREE Marketing Basics You Can’t Afford to Miss video, a $40 value for only $19.99. Visit BusinessBoutique.com/BBBook and use the code BBBOOK to also receive an exclusive podcast interview with Nicole Walters on Sales. Order today! Limited-time offer. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community or a question you would like answered on the podcast, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. Ask me a business question via social media by using #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT New podcast episodes are available every other week.
May 16, 2017
Let’s talk about success, friends! In this episode, I’ll give you three steps you need to take to win in business. If you do these three things, you’ll feel the pride that comes with knowing where you’re going and how to get there. Plus, I’m so excited to announce that Business Boutique is launching something brand new that can change everything for your business: The Business Boutique Academy. My guest this week, Brian Williams from Ramsey Solutions, will explain in detail what the Academy can do for you. 1:05 How to Win in Your Business 17:09 Interview with Brian Williams 41:02 Homework — Sign up for the Business Boutique Academy and get $10 off your first month or $30 off your first year  by using the code BBACADEMY at BusinessBoutique.com/Academy. This offer is good through through June 30, 2017. Sign up today! — Buy my new book, Business Boutique: A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves, and receive a FREE Marketing Basics You Can’t Afford to Miss video, a $40 value for only $19.99. Visit BusinessBoutique.com/BBBook and use the code BBBOOK to also receive an exclusive podcast interview with Nicole Walters on Sales. Order today!  Limited-time offer. To save $10 on any Business Boutique Nashville ticket, use the code BBWRIGHT. — If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community or a question you would like answered on the podcast, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com. Ask me a business question via social media by using #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT New podcast episodes are available every other week.
May 2, 2017
In this episode, I’ll talk about a piece of marketing that is often overlooked: content. I’ll give you ideas that will help you create trusted, credible content that your followers and customers will actually care about! My guest this week is Beth Ann Schwamberger. She started the Brilliant Business Moms brand and podcast! She’ll talk about the steps she took to start it up and turn it into a sustainable business.
April 18, 2017
In this episode, I’ll pull out my old journals to see how different my dreams have grown over the years. I hope this podcast will be an encouragement to you to be faithful in your small beginnings so that you’ll be prepared when the big things come along. My guest this week is Jessica Principe, the owner of All Girl Shave Club. She’ll talk about how she found her idea, and how she incorporates products from other women-owned businesses!
April 4, 2017
To succeed in business, all you have to do is take the qualities you’re already using in other areas of your life and apply them to your business! So in this episode, I’ve got real life examples and practical ways to do that. My guest this week is Robin Shliakhau, the owner of Simplify and Pursue. She’ll tell us about how her passion for decluttering her own house led to a booming business she now loves.
March 21, 2017
In this episode, I’ll address the excuses we use to not step into them, and the damage we do by failing to use them. My guest this week is my friend Amanda Wilcox Patterson, who is a worship leader in Nashville. She’ll share her thoughts on embracing our unique gifts, and how to use them in worshipping God. Plus, we’ll hear from Kelly Buchtien, owner of The Simply Organized Teacher.
March 7, 2017
I want to spend this podcast episode teaching you how to recognize your unique gifts! I’ll talk about the difference between gifts, passions and strengths, and how to identify the unlikely things that may actually be gifts in your life. My friend and Business Boutique event host Annie F. Downs will share how she realized her unique gifts of entertaining, speaking, and writing—and how she uses them today. Plus, we’ll hear from Karmen Smith, owner of Pray Big—a company that makes prayer journals.
February 21, 2017
This episode is for all of you dreaming of starting or already running a nonprofit! We’ll talk about fundraising, grant writing, identifying your target market, and more. My friend Stacy Coleman is our guest and the founder of Three Strands, a nonprofit that serves BirthMoms. Her incredible personal story will inspire you! We’ll also hear from Misty Newsome, the founder of Heshima Ministries a non-profit business that helps women in Uganda.
February 7, 2017
Core values influence your decisions whether you realize it or not. I want to make you aware of what those values are so that you can make decisions in your business that are best for you. Nine-time Grammy Award winner, Hillary Scott is my guest. She’ll talk about her core values and how they’ve kept her grounded throughout her many successes and even her failures. Plus, I’ll talk to Annie Moss. Her business grew so big that she was able to leave her day job to do her business full-time!
January 24, 2017
The key to real life change is setting goals. I’ll talk about how to set strong goals that you can actually achieve. My guest this week is my good friend, Kelly Hancock. Kelly’s friends kept pestering her to start a blog so she reluctantly began writing in 2008. She was able to grow an audience and an income generated by the blog! Kelly will share with us how she did it, and why she ultimately decided to walk away from it.
January 10, 2017
Finding your business idea can be a daunting task, but I’m going to make it a whole lot easier. In this episode, I’ll focus on you Dreamers out there. We’ll identify your strengths and help you zone in on your best idea. My guest this week is blogger and friend of Business Boutique, Jess Connolly! Her business was born during a time when she and her family were struggling. She’ll talk to us about how she got her business idea, how she decides what to write about, and her strategy for making money bl
December 27, 2016
I’ll break down how to turn fans and followers into customers. I’ll share the step-by-step formula to make it happen. My guest this week is social media and marketing expert Amy Porterfield. She’ll reveal the 3 most common mistakes she sees business owners make when it comes to social media. She’ll also give us tips on how to increase fan engagement on Facebook. Plus, Christi Ratcliff, will inspire you by explaining how she overcame fear and put herself out there, and the growth she’s seen as a re
December 13, 2016
I'll break down why some of us feel weird and uncomfortable about selling, and I'll show you that selling doesn't have to be pushy or aggressive. My guest this week is sales expert Tiffany Peterson. She'll talk to us about how we can add more value to our businesses and better serve our customers. Plus, the owner of Needle and Grain, Susan Leach, talks about how she quite a day job that made her miserable to run a booming business.
November 29, 2016
We’re recording this episode live at the Business Boutique event in Nashville! I’ll be joined by several of the speakers from the event, and we’ll answer your questions. We’ll hear from Rachel Cruze, Christine Caine, Donald Miller, Amy Porterfield, Nicole Walters, and Jess Connolly! I’ll also interview Becky Delph, owner of Alter Bound Alterations in Frankton, Indiana. Becky attended Business Boutique last year, and we’ll talk about her business since the event—she was able to triple her reven
November 14, 2016
I’ll cover four tips for getting over the guilt in your life. Dr. Meg Meeker will stop by! She's a pediatrician, mother, and best-selling author of six books, and she'll talk to us about raising a family while also growing our businesses. We’ll also hear from Kim Hughes, owner of Kim Hughes Coaching in Mineola, Texas. Kim was a stay-at-home mom who started a side-business to earn extra money. Twenty years later her side-business has grown into three businesses.
November 1, 2016
We’ll cover the five habits of successful women and how to manage your time wisely. Plus, the creator of the Zipadee-Zip, Stephanie Parker, will tell us the story of how her business idea blew up into a nationally recognized product and mom-favorite. We’ll also hear from Sharon McKnight owner of SMc Home Care Consulting in Alexandria, Indiana. Sharon left the traditional marketplace to work from home so she could spend more time with her family.
October 18, 2016
The majority of your sales are going to come in during the fourth quarter. I’ll talk about the importance of working ahead, setting your holiday sales goals, and communicating with your customer. The creators of The Elf on the Shelf, Christa Pitts and Chanda Bell, are here to talk about how they turned a family tradition into a nationally recognized brand. We’ll also hear from social media expert Amy Porterfield on how to choose which social media platforms to invest the most time in for your business.
October 4, 2016
The holidays are right around the corner, y'all. I’ll give you tips on how to survive this crazy season in your business, your life, and your budget. Etsy expert Melissa Kaiserman pays us a visit on this week’s podcast. She’ll share some wonderful, practical tips on how to prepare for the holidays. And my dear friend Rachel Cruze is here to talk about one of the biggest things that steals our joy, not just during the holidays, but all year round: comparisons.
September 20, 2016
I’ll cover the three biggest mistakes business owners make when it comes to managing money, and how you can avoid those pitfalls. And I’m so excited for you to get a pep talk from my friend and leader—nationally syndicated radio host and #1 best-selling author, Dave Ramsey. He will answer a variety of questions specific to small and side businesses. We’ll also hear from Megan Huffman. Megan took a failing childcare center and completely turned it around and she runs the successful business debt-fre
September 5, 2016
In this episode, I’ll talk about why some women struggle with the selling component of business. Best-selling author Rabi Lapin, will stop by to show us the truth about the goodness of making money so that we can stop sabotaging our own profits. We’ll also hear from photographer Alicia Jevahirjian, founder of Beba Photography. Alicia wanted to take her dream full-time but was afraid to raise her prices. She’ll talk us through her transition and why her customers followed her every step of the way.
August 23, 2016
In this episode, we’ll dig into the specifics for your business like platforms, policies, branding and target market. I promise, it’s fun! We’ll talk about the operational side of running a business with the founder of Grace and Lace: my friend Melissa Hinnant. She has one of the most inspiring stories I’ve ever heard—you’ll love hearing from her. And Donald Miller will help us understand why telling your story is such a powerful way to reach your target audience.
August 23, 2016
In episode 1 of my brand new podcast, I’ll help you build a vision and a plan to harness your passion into your own version of success. My friend Christine Caine (who is one of the most dynamic, inspiring women I’ve ever met, by the way!) will join the conversation to talk about pushing through your challenges by staying connected to what drives you. Plus we’ll hear from Business Boutique alum Amber Jones on how our 2-day event last year transformed her business!
July 26, 2016
The Business Boutique is a growing community of women who are making money doing what they love. In each episode, business coach and Ramsey Personality Christy Wright takes a deep dive into topics like marketing, selling, social media and profits. Episodes include featured interviews with top experts in each of these areas. Christy delivers motivating and thought-provoking messages while sharing stories of women who have found success that will inspire you on your journey. --- If you have a success story you would like to share with the Business Boutique community, email me at podcast@businessboutique.com.  New podcast episodes are available every other week.
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