100K Giveaway! Julia Asks - How Do Your Failures Help Your Growth and Mental Wellness as an Entrepreneur?
WE ARE CELEBRATING 100,000 DOWNLOADS OF THIS SHOW! I am so grateful to each of you for being on this journey with me. Grateful doesn't even touch it.
To celebrate this huge win, I am gifting TWO, 30 minute strategy sessions to my Lolas!
1. Leave a written review on iTunes and screenshot it before you submit or you won't be able to view it! (Or, screenshot the review you've previously left).
2. Post it in your IG stories, share an episode screenshot, talk about why you loved this episode, or mention this give-a-way, daily.
3. Tag me, @stefaniegass and #TheMompreneurMastermindShow in EACH IG story share. (This is how I will see and save your entry).
4. You may post about the show 1x a day for 10 days. For up to 10 total entries to win, beginning 1/13/20 and ending 1/22/20.
GOOD LUCK! <3
Enjoy Lola. XOXO. Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR BABE. Let's get it.
Full transcription available at the bottom of this blog post.
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FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPTION:
Oh, my gosh, this is so crazy. Lady, friends. We have officially passed 100,000 downloads together on this podcast. I mean, my heart is exploding. I am beyond belief that this has grown into something that we can learn from and we can grow together. And God has blessed this show by bringing me each and every one of you. And I'm just sitting here in immense gratitude. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for being part of this sisterhood with me, for being one of my Lola's.
I love you so much, so to celebrate with you. Yep. Yep. Woo.
Y'all know me. I love to celebrate the wins. We are going to be doing an amazing giveaway for the next 10 days and here's the deal. I am gifting two 30 minute coaching strategy calls completely free. One of those has your name on it. Yeah, here's what you gotta do. You can enter every day for 10 days, starting on January 13th, going through January 20th and all you gotta do is step one, leave a review for the show over on iTunes. It's bit.ly/themompreneurmastermindshow Or go to iTunes. Click the little podcast app in your iPhone search for Stefanie Gass or The Mompreneur Mastermind Show. Scroll down, click, write a review, leave a review. That is step one. Now, step two, you have to take a screenshot and share it in your IG stories. That is how you will be entered to win. So take a screenshot posted in your stories. You have to tag me @Stefaniegass and #themompreneurmastermindshow.. Once I see that pop up in my stories, I add you into the giveaway, cause I'm able to save that post and know that you entered Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
Now, for those of you that are like, but step I've already left a review. No worries. Take a screenshot of it and post it in your stories. And that's going to count as your entry now for the remaining nine days that you can enter to win. All you gotta do is go into your IG stories and talk about the show. You can post a screenshot, you can go live and talk about what you learned on that episode. You can share a screenshot of the latest episode. You can do any of the above to promote The Mompreneur Mastermind Show in your stories. Once a day for 10 days, this is going from January 13th through January 20th. So you've got 10 days to do this. Once a day. Every story must have asked Stefanie Gass tag and hashtag the mom for her mastermind shipped. Some, two women are going to win. Why not? You? Okay? Don't worry if you're like, but I already missed half the giveaway. Should I still, of course you should still enter because you never know. God works in amazing mysterious ways. And he's like, I've got my eyes on you because you need this session and you just never know. So get on over to the hygiene, write the review, post it up in the stories. Get entered.
Let's get some Give away fun. Go in. That was weird. Okay, girl, I'll meet you inside this 10 by 10. Get ready. These are gold. It says welcome to this 10 by 10 episode, I have my girl Julia Busbee and she is a podcaster who is passionate about mental health and wellness as well as helping women market their business using podcasting and Pinterest y'all know, I get some fierce fired up about Pinterest to connect with Julia after this Q and a @juliabusby.com or her IE @JuliaMBusby and that's B U S B Y. Hey Julia. Hey, I'm so happy to be here with you, Stef. So I would like to start my first question for you. Are you ready? I'm ready. What would you say to your younger self? So I'm thinking a eight to 10 year old stuff. Eight to 10. Yeah, I think what I would probably tell her is, listen, there's going to be a long period of your life. Where what other people say to you will feel like devastating.
It's going to feel like it's the truth. It's going to feel like you're not good enough, or they're making fun of you or insert blank here, and it's gonna keep you afraid. And you're going to wonder if you're good enough. You're going to wonder, you know, what type of person you are. And I would just tell you that all of those things are lies because what other people say about you and to you, that's damaging is really coming from inside of them and they are hurt and they are scared. So be brave, little girl, keep your head up. You are amazing. And you're worthy and God's got this. I love that so much. Oh, and it's so deep inner child work is really gets me. All right. Number two. How do you tend to your mental health while being an amazing business, babe? Yeah, so I think mental health is so different for so many people.
So I want to start by saying, you have to find what works for you. And for me, I think there are different phases of my life, where I've needed different things in the area of mental health and self care and all of that. And you know, for a while it was like actual therapy and getting through, like we were talking about, you know, child work, things like that. And then for a period of time, it was stepping away from work because I had gone through that big, you know circa Brittany Spears breakdown in 2016. Did you shave your hair? Yeah, I did it, but you know what? Like it came close. And so after getting through the therapy work, then I had me work to do, and that was forgiveness that was writing the letters, having the hard conversations and doing self work and letting go of business for a while.
Now that I'm in kind of this operational, everything's really groovy for me right now, it looks different. So I think you have to ask yourself an inventory, where do I sit today and what do I need to get my mental health back on track? And then once it's on track, what do I need to fuel it? So today it's an hour in the morning, prayer. My, with God, she rises journal scripture, me time. It's an hour at the gym, just me by myself, no kids getting in the flow, doing what I love to do. It's getting a massage as often as humanly possible so that I can break free and just be, and so those three things, Oh, and turning off social media, every single weekend, like hardcore non-negotiable for me, those things are what now keep me at that optimal kind of mental state.
So, so keeping up with your maintenance once, you know, what your plan is. I think so. Yeah. And knowing that when, and when it's time for more help, like a therapist or a coach or mentor in whichever area, when you're really in that dark space and you can't seem to kind of crawl through yourself along with prayer and the spiritual side, sometimes we just have to raise our hand and say, I'm kind of in that spot and it's okay. And you have permission to get help, whatever that might look like for you. Right. I love that. That's perfect. And your final question is how has your trials, including your Epic failures in business prepared you to build your brand and business now? Oh gosh. Without Epic failures, without things falling apart without, you know, legit zero launch. Yeah. Zero launch. Oh God. I've had group coaching that flopped I've had courses that flopped I've done completely the wrong business model.
I started a Pinterest blog about not a Pinterest blog. I started a blog about how to decorate your house. Like who am I like you guys I've done so much crap in my life that made absolutely zero sense. And some of it was right. And some of it was just not, and a lot of it was a failure, but if I didn't have all of that, I wouldn't have learned through it. I wouldn't have been able to understand Pinterest. I wouldn't understand blogging. I wouldn't know. Copy. I wouldn't know how to do a course. How to launch a podcasting right out a podcast. Yeah. How do I attract the right woman? I sold in a way that was super spammy and weird. I got defriended. I lost friendships over it, but if I didn't do it, I wouldn't have, I wouldn't know. I wouldn't understand the woman.
Who's still doing it. Who needs me to say, look, I feel you. So I think what all of that mess and that hard and the struggles and those failures do for you is they give you the gift of empathy towards your future customer, client, student, et cetera. They give you the stories to resonate with her. They give you the testimony to go and create impact in the world. And so if you look back, even wherever you sit today, however old you are, whatever you've been through, look back at all the times you thought you had a failure pull from that, the top three things that it did for you that were actually a blessing in disguise. And you're going to see a recurring trend. You're going to see that every time something amazing came from it that you couldn't see when you were sitting in it.
So it's everything it's, what's created success. Right. And I really liked that. And I really like accepting our flaws and failures and really celebrating those because you know, with society and, and the norms that we grow up with and we're preprogrammed with, like everything is perfect. Perfect. Perfect. And that's really not true. So I really, really enjoy your answer on that. My friend, well, you have three minutes. If you can think of anything else you want to know let me see, was it really scary stepping out into the podcasting world and letting your community or friends know about it now, now I'm a three on the Enneagram. So I'm a weirdo. I'm like that chick that I just do stuff before. I really think through it. I'm like, I'm just gonna do it. Yeah. You know, what was scary though? Was it wasn't scary to launch the show?
Cause I was already talking about that stuff. What was scary was to drop the veils and to talk about like my getting my breast implants removed that was flipping terrifying, like anything that was outside of business. For me, that was really terrifying. And I decided when I started the show, they're getting all of it. Like if I'm the brand, I'm talking to her as if she's literally my best friend on the other side of this, you know, table drinking coffee with me, I would tell my friends this deep dark stuff. I would tell them when I failed, I would tell them the truth about my business, about whatever. So I'm going to talk to my Lola's just the same way. And when I decided that that's when anxiety crept in, because I was doubtful, if I should. Yeah, it was uncomfortable. It's any time you have to be really vulnerable about something that you think will bring judgment, it makes you squirmy and it makes you afraid.
But here's the cool thing through when you push through those anxieties, whatever that is launching a podcast, launching a blog, doing a course, taking the first client, going on Instagram stories for the first time, everybody's at a different place in their fear, which is interesting. Cause I'm like, Oh, you're re you're scared of that. Like it's different things fly like rock on. Let yourself just be you. And here's the beauty of it. Anytime you push through a fear and you just do it anyway, regardless of the anxiety that you have behind it, you will grow and the next time will be easier. And then the next one will be easier. And before you know, it, you're almost addicted to pushing yourself. I don't know if you've found that Julia, but for me I'm like, okay, what's the next thing I'm afraid of because now I'm comfy and God didn't call me to be comfy.
He asked me to be fearless and audacious. So I could pave the way for other people that are sitting in a more fearful space than me. So if one of my columns, sorry, that was really empowering for me to be able to come out and shine the light on mental health and support women in self-improvement skills through my show was to just break through that barrier because a lot of us are hiding in silence. So just empowering in that sense. And like you said, like tackling that fear and then wanting to do it over and over again because you see the impact that, that it holds is, is really amazing. Seeing the impact. That's huge. Like you actually get to see the change that you're creating. And you're like, Oh, what if I would've just sat here afraid this would have never happened. I wouldn't have ever helped that person breakthrough mental health or breakthrough, whatever it is that you know y'all do.
So I hope you loved that quick 10 by 10 and that you took away some value to help you in your own life and business. And I want you to know that I am bringing on more women for hashtag STEM steps, where you will get 10 minutes to ask me anything, just like this, send me an Instagram DM with the top two or three questions you would ask me. And I will let you know if we have any more openings again, get entered to win the 10 by 1,000 K giveaway sister friend. You can enter a by leaving a review for the show and or not, or, and you must leave a review for the show, but screenshotting the episodes, screenshot in your review, talking about your favorite episode in your Instagram stories. At least once a day for the next 10 days, ranging from January 13th through January 20, be sure to #themompreneurmastermindshow and tag me @Stefaniegasss. That's how I track who has entered. And we will do that giveaway super duper soon, sending you off with love and light. I will see you again tomorrow. XO XO stuff.
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