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April 11, 2022 | Podcast

Episode:  Trailer

Welcome to the Real Life Startup Podcast.  I’m your host Karen LaMarsh and I’m excited you’re here!

When I was starting my online business, I felt overwhelmed at times.  Podcasts were the perfect learning tool for me, hopefully for you too. 

I totally geek out on podcasts and love learning about new ones to binge on.

This is a community for dreamers – people who are looking to get out of the day-to-day business activities, but not sure where to even begin?

If you’re tired of endlessly striving to work ON your business instead of IN IT, then you’re in the right place!

No one wants to be that entrepreneur who starts a business and ends up owning a job.


August 2, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 48

Today we’re going to talk about Building a Community. 

Our Special guest today is Natalie Klun. 

Let’s Dig In and learn about developing & growing environments for creating, sharing and connecting.

July 26, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 47

Believe it or not, but using your journal as a landfill to dump every thought & emotion, is not the best practice or use for journaling.

But if you journal with purpose, you’ll see some pretty amazing results.

Our very special guest today is Amanda Stern, she is an INCREDIBLE Journaling Coach.

She’s going to help us better understand the power of having an intentional journaling practice.

Let’s dig in!

July 19, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 46

Have you considered the significance of sharing your experience and knowledge with others?

Or maybe you’re driven to become a published author for the massive potential rewards.  This is what would drive me, personally, just saying!

Our Fabulous guest today is, Jennifer Crosswhite.  Jennifer empowers entrepreneurs by guiding them to becoming published book authors. 

She has a powerful proven record of helping you take some simple ideas floating in your head, and using her special step-by-step process, creating a master piece published book.

Let’s Dig in!

July 12, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 45

The Kolbe System™ is the only program which measures conation, which just means how people take action.  People are born with natural ways of doing things. 

Here is a quick story to explain.

I took the Kolbe assessment and had a session with Elizabeth to understand my results.  You really do need a consultant to walk you through the results.

My entire life, my head is just constantly filled with ideas, every second I have THE NEXT BEST THING on this planet or something new to try, see or learn about.  My Mom, Nancy reacts to my ideas with what I believed was negativity. 

I would sometime not share my ideas with her, I just didn’t want to hear it from Negative Nancy as I called her.  She would get annoyed with me, her favorite saying was all you do is fly by the seat of your pants.

After reviewing my assessment with Elizabeth, it was like a lightening bolt that changed how I saw those conversations with my mom.  Mom is the type of person who assesses risk, that is her natural way of doing things.  She wasn’t being negative, she was concerned.  Knowing that I can see how my ideas would make her head spin.  I am forever grateful to Elizabeth.

Imagine your team, working hard to support you and helping you grow.  How priceless would it be to TRULY know your team.  For you team to understand each other and work as a whole and utilize each other’s natural ways of being, learning and doing.

Wouldn’t it be kind and respectful to work within people’s natural ways and enhancing them and empowering them.

July 5, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 44

Today is part 2 of our AMAZING interview with Brienne Hennessey.  So if you missed part 1 (ep 43), go back and listen to that one first.  I will put the link in the show notes.


Today I am super excited to continue our conversation with Brienne.

Let’s dig in.

June 28, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 43

Our special guest today Brienne Hennessy believes being proactive and prioritizing our vocal care and speaking from our heart, the intuition that is our true self, allows us to be heard in such an incredibly resonant and captivating way, and gives us the freedom to be more successful across all activities, both professionally and personally.  

My Conversation with Brienne was so incredible, we went a litttttttle long, so I’m doing something I usually don’t – splitting our interview into 2 part.

You see, it was just too good to cut a single word, so I wanted to share it all with you.  Get ready, today is part 1 of 2.

Let’s dig in.

June 21, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 42

As entrepreneurs, you are no stranger to the term Automation!

Automation is the key to:

  •   Getting back time into your day
  •   Always setting up your clients for an extraordinary and consistent journey
  •  Get away from some of the daily grind and grunt work

Today we are talking with Yvonne Hemmings about Zapier and Airtable.

Let’s dig in.

June 14, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 41

As busy entrepreneurs we all know that time is precious.  There is only so much time in the day to get through our to do lists.

Everyone is talking about systems and automation, but most business owners don’t know where to start and you certainly don’t have the time to research all the tools.

Alexis Fortier is our special guest today.  We are going to do a deep dive into how the right systems and tools and how it could help entrepreneurs free up time & scale their businesses.

Let’s dig in!

June 7, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 40

As business owners, we’re all aware that self education is crucial to be a successful business.

This includes a general understanding of business finances which are such a vital part of any business.

Entrepreneurs need to keep track of their finances and make sure that they are not mismanaged.

Managing business finances is imperative, and mismanagement could lead to a massive threat to the business itself.

Today we are talking with our special guest Alex Sweetman about business finances.  She is going to show us how finances are not scary!            

May 31, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 39

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions, as well as the emotions of others.

People who have developed Emotional Intelligence skills also demonstrate skillful leadership, self-confidence, and the ability to influence others. 

Have you ever spent time with someone who seems to have a natural ease in their rapport & interactions with others, sort of a constant sense of empathy?

Emotional intelligence is a mindset that can propel your relations in every aspect of your life, not just business relationships.

Patricia Clason is going to help us better understand the impact of emotional intelligence.

            Let’s dig in.

May 24, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 38

Katelyn Hamilton is our special guest on today’s show. 

Katelyn has built a multi 6 figure business offering Online Business Manager Services.    

She has scaled her OBM business by serving multiple 6 figure CEO’s and helping them grow their business.

            Let’s dig in.

May 17, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 37

Don’t you love knowing exactly where to spend your time and resources to get the best ROI.

Don’t you love saving time knowing instead of guessing or assuming?

Don’t you love being ahead of your competition and making knowledge based decisions that move that needle in your business? 

Our guest today, Kiva Slade is going to share her knowledge and experience and hopefully by the end of this episode, you too will believe Metrics and Analytics are FUN!

May 10, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 36

The entrepreneur world can be a bit lonely.  Especially when it comes to having a supportive environment to share ideas and collaborate.

How great would it be to have a supportive strategist to work through a single specific idea?  Someone to bounce ideas around with and come up with a plan in a very short period of time. 

No Long-term financial or time commitments, just actionable one-off solutions & strategies!

Today we are talking with Nancy Zugschwert, who has designed Ideas by the Hour.  Designed to help entrepreneurs overcome specific, single hurdles, one obstacle at a time.

Let’s dig in!


May 3, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 35

How would like to engage and transform your audiences, with presentations that are true to your authentic self? 

Today, we are talking with Lisa Braithwaite, a brilliant entrepreneur who has built a sustainable and successful business helping other to express their true voices in a captivating manner.

Let’s dig in!

April 26, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 34

Do you believe in true love?  Do you wish it was a part of YOUR live? 

Today we are talking with Dating Coach Jen Youngquist.  She’s is going to help us better understand how to attract our Soul Mate Partner and enjoy a life of true love.

I know I can’t wait another second, so let’s get right into it. 

April 19, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 33

All business owners understand the impact of having poor project management.   Disorganization in your business causes missed deadlines, unreliable customer journeys, floundering team engagement and just plain chaos.

With so many options which one is best for your business? 

Today we’re talking with Julie Ann Price, a Notion Expert.

So, what is Notion?  Notion is an all-in-one workspace.   It’s part project management tool and part note-taking app.

Let’s jump right in find out why Julie Ann loves Notion!

April 12, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 32

Do you crave realistic, sustainable change in your intimate relationships?

Have you been so focused on your business that you know realize it’s time to invest in your intimate relationships? 

Our special guest Couples Therapist and Relationship Coach Rachel Elder is going to guide us on how we can all reignite that spark in our most essential areas of our life.

April 5, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 31

Wellness is more than eating healthy foods and moving your body.

There is also the quest for peace and freedom.  There are practices that support nourishing your body from the inside out.  That includes your energy and anything that might be blocking it.

What about Energetic Healing?

Energetic healing can soothe and clear away old trapped, blocked oftentimes hidden emotions

Let’s chat with Christine Kivett and find out more about how we can heal from the inside out.

March 29, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 30

Do you Crave Freedom?

Are you ready to unlock a life of freedom?

Today we have an incredible guest, Empowerment Coach Elizabeth Payne. 

Let’s talk about the origins of Barrier break throughs and the process of getting unstuck.

March 22, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 29

This is a replay of our previous recording on Atomic Habits, we will be back on March 29th with an amazing new guest interview!


I love James Clear’s statement “Few things can have a more powerful impact on your life than improving your daily habits.”


Did you know a slight change in your daily habits can have a significant impact on your future goals. 


March 15, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 28

This is a replay of one of our popular episodes, be back from our break soon!

Need a little help staying focused and getting stuff done!

I wanted to share a simple technique I just learned about that helps me be more efficient, get more done with Zero Burn Out.

It’s so simple you probably won’t believe that it works!

Taking a Personal Break

March 8, 2022 

Hi Everyone,

I’m taking a personal break for a few weeks to tend to some family stuff.

I’ll be back in a few weeks with fresh content and amazing guests.

March 1, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 27

Breaking up with a client is never easy. 

But cutting ties with a difficult client is sometimes necessary.


Sticking around in a draining or difficult relationship is much worse than NOT having that uncomfortable conversation.

Positive & negative interactions we have with clients has a direct impact on the work we produce.  Not to mention, how it effects our mental health.

If you’re working with a difficult client, the unnecessary stress and frustration is most likely trickling down into other parts of your business and your life. 

Let’s talk about how to break up with a client in a professional way.

February 22, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 26

Have you ever felt a little uncertain in what you do?  Have you ever had a little trouble at times with your confidence?

Today we’re talking with Rachel Lounds with The Poschology Collective about Imposter Syndrome.

One of those things, that everyone talks about, but no one talks about.

There is a lot of information out there about Imposter Syndrome, but wowzer, you would be surprised to learn how much of it is incorrect or misleading.

Listen to today’s episode if you want to learn the real deal about Imposter Syndrome.


February 15, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 25

Self care is just that – caring for selves.  Self-care includes anything you do to keep yourself healthy – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Caring for ourselves probably sounds like common sense, however it’s the first thing to go when life challenges us.

By providing yourself with daily care and nourishment you need, you are able to Thrive. 

Trying to tackle life on an empty tank you will not survive and the consequence can be severe.

Today we are talking with Success Coach Rachel Letham, her tools and strategies could change your life and help you thrive.    

February 8, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 24

Today we’re going to talk with Beth Koritz about what it means to show up as your Authentic Self. 

I thought I knew what that meant and how to show up in all parts of my life as my Authentic Self. 

After chatting with Beth, I realized, maybe I needed to do a little more work on this.

This was just so eye opening for me, hopefully it will be for you too.

February 1, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 23

Not able to let go and delegate! 

Did you know by not learning to delegate you will kill your business?

Let’s talk about the Art of Delegating!

January 25, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 22

By using keyword tools search engines discover your website and content easily?

The internet is filled people searching for relevant content about their desired information and products. 

Why not tap into traffic that already exists and attract them to you through a successful SEO strategy. 

January 18, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 21

LinkedIn is a such powerful business social platform.  It’s known for forging incredible business relationships and attracting your ideal clients.

Are you like me and really unsure about how to effectively use it???

Today we’re talking with LinkedIn Expert Mindi Rosser.  She’s going to help us how to unlock the power of LinkedIn.

January 11, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 20

As entrepreneurs, we like to doing our own thing.  But it can be lonely and going at it alone is not always the best idea.

There comes a time when you need an expert opinion to help and guide you and your business to reach its full potential. And that’s where having a coach becomes a crucial investment.

January 4, 2022 | Podcast

Episode: 19

It’s that time of year again!!!  Time to think about what you want to achieve this year.

Sometimes when I look back on my goal setting, I feel a little disappointed with my progress.  Anyone else feel this way sometimes?

Today we’re talking with Michelle DeNio.  I feel in love with her approach to goal setting and I just know you will too.

December 23, 2021 | Podcast

Episode: 18

Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and often physical exhaustion brought on by prolonged or chronic stress.  

Today we are talking with Anna Granta, an expert on Burnout.

December 23, 2021 | Podcast

Episode: 17

I love James Clear’s statement “Few things can have a more powerful impact on your life than improving your daily habits.”

Did you know a slight change in your daily habits can have a significant impact on your future goals. 

December 21, 2021 | Podcast

Episode: 16

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the Definition of “take action”is to do somethingto act in order to get a particular result.

So how do we get out of the “planning, organizing & pondering” phase and get into action.  Today we’re going to chat with Ellen Goodwin and find out.

December 7, 2021 | Podcast

Episode: 15

The statistics on small business failure rates is staggering.

Do you have all the foundational systems & skills in place to help drive you and your business to be successful?

Today we are going to talk with Tammy Johnston from KSA Business about foundational systems & skills.

December 7, 2021 | Podcast

Episode: 14

How is your Elevator Pitch?  Do you even need one? 

November 23, 2021 | Podcast

Episode: 13

Traditionally, we have been taught:         Sales – expenses = profit

But what if?????           Sales – Profit = Expenses

Welcome to the Profit First System

November 16, 2021 | Podcast

Episode: 12

What is Pinterest?


Pinterest is a visual search engine.  I like to think of it as an electronic vision board.


So let’s talk about how it can help grow your business.

November 9, 2021 | Podcast

Episode: 11

When I started looking for Mentors and Experts in skills I needed to learn, it was verrrrrry surprising.

Have you ever googled Selling, attraction marketing, creating content that connects you to your ideal clients? 

Was your mind completely blown by the amount of people that call themselves “experts”. 

November 2, 2021 | Podcast

Episode: 10

Did you know there are 4 different ways you can use Instagram:

          They offer:  Feed, Reels, Stories &  IGTV.   

Notice that 3 out of 4 methods are video based.  Do you think Instagram is trying to tell us something????

October 26, 2021 | Podcast

Episode: 9

Communication is the key aspect of everything we do in life.  It’s so crucial in your personal life and especially in business. 

Effective communication is being able to relate to others and communicate in a way the other person can understand. 

When I first heard about the 4 color personalities, it was an A HA moment and made so many things just click! 

Let’s talk about the four color types.

October 19, 2021 | Podcast

Episode: 8

The best thing you could do to assure you’re creating a successful business is to get VERY, VERY clear about your “WHY”. 

Because people don’t buy your products & services, they buy your Why. 

October 12, 2021 | Podcast

Episode: 7

I wanted to share a simple technique I just learned about that helps me be more efficient, get more done with Zero Burn Out.

It’s so simple you probably won’t believe it works!

October 5, 2021 | Podcast

Episode: 6

Work expands to fill the period of time available for its completion.

What do you know about this statement?
It’s the reason you can’t get anything done!

September 28, 2021 | Podcast

Episode: 5

Are you looking for the best social media platforms for business so you can work on your social strategy?

Here’s a brief overview of the most popular social media platforms. 

Let’s go through them and see what will work best for your business.

September 21, 2021 | Podcast

Episode: 4

Most business owners feel they need to have a presence on every social media platform.

The problem is, most entrepreneurs underestimate what it takes to build a following on multiple platforms at the same time. 

The key to a successful social media marketing plan is choosing the best platform for your business.

September 14, 2021 | Podcast

Episode: 3

If you are now at the point where the growth of your business is hindered by the lack of your time, maybe you need to start making some changes. 

You might begin considering hiring a support team.

September 7, 2021 | Podcast

Episode 2

You’ve spent time envisioning & planning your business.  But do you spend time understanding who your client or customer is?

September 7, 2021 | Podcast

Episode 1

Today, I wanted to chat a little about Expectations!  Especially when it comes to our business.

August 7, 2021 | Podcast

Episode:  Trailer

Welcome to the Real Life Startup Podcast.  I’m your host Karen LaMarsh and I’m so excited you’re here!