13: The Joy of Living Out Your Values Everyday

It’s the last of our mini-episodes, as we look back on the lessons we have learned from the interviews during season 1 of the podcast. Today, we are talking about living out your values every day. Sometimes, especially in business, this is easier said than done, however when your business adheres to the values it embraces, whether they are profitable or not, you can really separate your business from the competition.

Listen today as Laura and Lindsay discuss:

  • Values are a huge part of how we operate 
  • Sales people are often portrayed as not authentic 
  • Being intentional and working from your core – that’s authenticity! 
  • How the choices you make dictate your values 
  • Living out your values and setting your intentions 
  • Getting distracted from your values is easy 
  • Why you should always go back to your why 
  • You should be the most positive influence in your own business 
  • Celebrate people who live out their values 
  • Values should push you 
  • The higher your position, the more of a target you are 
  • Know what you stand for 
  • Fall in love with you intentions 


Karissa Thacker “The Art of Authenticity”

12: The Joy of Working Within Your Strengths

We’re taking a look back at some of the best lessons we have learned from all of the episodes of Season 1. Today we are going to be talking about working within our strengths. There’s a lot of pressure sometimes to do everything in your business, but you can truly begin to work in your zone of genius when you focus your greatest efforts in your areas of strength. Listen as we explain all the ramifications of making this change!

Join Laura and Lindsay as they discuss:

  • Understanding what you’re good at and saying yes to those things, but no to things that don’t empower you is important. 
  • Being deliberate is important 
  • Saying yes to everything can hurt you 
  • We’re our hardest critics 
  • Focus can be scary 
  • A leap of faith leaves space for opportunity 
  • Be good at what you pursue 
  • Know if you’re uncomfortable because you don’t know it or because you’re not good at it 
  • You have to understand what drives your business 
  • Developing confidence makes your business easier 
  • Have people who can work in the areas you’re not as strong in 
  • Working relationships can strain business if you let them go too far 
  • Being aware of your strengths 

11: The Joy of Resilience

Welcome Joypreneurs! These next few weeks, we are here to digest some of the lessons we have learned from interviewing all of these amazing entrepreneurs for the show! So we hope you enjoy these mini-episodes as we review and highlight some of the key lessons we have learned about business.

You have to keep the entrepreneurial dream alive! You can’t let someone squash it for you! Be positive and keep that passion burning. 

You have to be an unbridled believer in the possibility of your business.


What does it take to make it as an entrepreneur? Resilience!

You have to be able to adapt, change and grow for the good of keeping your dream alive!

  • The times when you struggle the most are also the times when we grow the most
  • How do you change the course when entrepreneurship took you where you didn’t intend to go? This is where the 3 keys to resilience come into play!

3 Keys to Resilience:

  1. Accept the reality that things aren’t going the way you intended and shift your direction.
  2. View every problem as an opportunity to get better
  3. Reconnect with your vision an mission

10: The Joy of Rediscovering Your Path with Russ Perry


My guest today is Russ Perry, founder and owner of Design Pickle, a graphic design company headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. Russ’s team of design professionals work with clients all over the world, and Russ is a self-described “former creative agency refugee.” Join us for a great conversation full of inspiration to find what you want, even when it means leaving something behind!


What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why Russ escaped the trap of creative agency
  • Walking away
  • When the business runs you . . . 
  • Consulting and rediscovering what he really wanted
  • “Decision filters”—what they are and how to use them
  • Why Russ wanted his business to have recurring revenue and be remote-friendly
  • Negative feedback from the design industry
  • From general to specialized: niching down
  • The transition
  • The birth of Design Pickle
  • Russ’s joyfulness TODAY
  • Ways to communicate your mission values 
  • Gateways to joyfulness, in business and in life
  • Three things that bring Russ joy every day: working out, meditation, and scheduling the day





Email Russ: russ@designpickle.com

09: The Joy of Transformation with Lara Casey


Lara Casey is an author, magazine editor, and entrepreneur. Lara has an amazing energy and she has so much great advice for entrepreneurs. She has a transformation story that is so inspiring. With each transformation, she started getting closer to her authentic self. It’s been an amazing journey to watch. Some people have such fear around transformation, but she just embraced it and went with her gut.


Listen to this episode as Lara discusses:

  • How she transformed her business
  • How to change your business if your business no longer aligns with your values
  • Ways her transformation has affected her joyfulness
  • What vulnerability means to her and how it affects her business
  • Why you can’t lose sight of your mission and purpose
  • Why she isn’t operating her company as a faith-based company
  • Why Lara is exactly where she needs to be…..today
  • How to deal with the pressure to perform
  • Why it’s important to plant seeds, even if you don’t know what will come of it
  • How to know where your true treasure is
  • What success really means
  • Why success is the journey

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