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Grow Out Loud

Grow Out Loud

By Éadaoin and Claire
For business owners looking for a better way in work and life. Season 3 is all about the money... Mindset, managing money, getting paid. We're opening the conversation, feeling the discomfort and growing out loud.
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S3. E10. The fear and shame around money conversations. We're owning up.
10 episodes talking about the money and there were so many things we didn't get to. This week we open up about the money conversations we DIDN'T get into and we explore our reluctance to chat on certain subjects. Clients asking for their money back - cringe. The trend of sharing income reports and the fear of being judged for how much we take in - double cringe. Admin, pensions, financial planning - ooh la la - and the big ole' shame we feel around financial illiteracy. Please tune in to this season's final episode and enjoy! To keep the conversation going, find out more podcast award nominations or just stay in touch, come follow: Éadaoin:https://firechildphotography.com/ and Claire: https://clairecreative.com/. See you in season 4
45:49
April 26, 2022
S3. E9. Does scarcity mindset hold you back?
Scarcity mindset is one of those terms that gets thrown around a lot, but what does it mean and how does it get in the way of us earning the lovely money? In this episode, we talk about scarcity, abundance, and our own experiences on how it's shown up in business and life. Don't forget to pop over to the site to grab this week's free resource: https://growoutloud.biz/ === Connect with us online Claire: Digital Strategist Helping solo, service businesses to get clients online.  https://clairecreative.com/ https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/ Eadaoin: Personal Brand Photographer and Creative Business Mentor Photos of you that you're excited for the world to see. https://firechildphotography.com/ https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/
30:18
April 12, 2022
S3. E08. Q1 review - Checking in with goals. Preparing your strategy.
Do you work in "quarters"? In the business world, many companies set revenue goals every 3 months. We can borrow this for solo and small business to break up a 12-month goal into less scary targets. Our approach today is based on the money, but we take it a little further and use that stability to explore free time and the impact we are actually making with our clients. We talk about our approach to working in quarters and give you a few prompt to create your own end of quarter review. Be sure to download the free resource at https://growoutloud.biz/signup/ LINKS Do you create time and space for creative, healthy and social hobbies? Éadaoin mentioned blackout poems: https://austinkleon.com/category/newspaper-blackout-poems/ And this week Éadaoin and Claire are both taking part in the Creative Freedom Bootcamp with Amanda Grace: https://www.instagram.com/amanda.grace.coach/
35:07
April 05, 2022
S3. E07 - Getting clients online in 2022. How can we show up and sell?
Showing up online to sell your services has felt a little off lately. After a prolonged period of pandemic, with the outbreak of conflict in Ukraine... and so many other world-shaking things going on globally and personally, it seems tone-deaf to carry on, business as usual, post and promoting. We have a slightly different episode for you this week. It's a replay of a group call with fellow solo, service-based businesses. We discuss the  showing up authentically on social media the brand decision to comment on world events or not the sensitive approach to publicly sharing about donations you've made as a business  and how the world of social media feels like a marketplace, where the 'friend request' immediately lines you up for a sales pitch! Thanks to everyone who joined the call. If you'd like to take part in the next one, join the mailing list here: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/v9e4q0 And thanks so much to all the support from our listeners. We appreciate every like, share, review and recommendation. ----- Who was on this call? Eleanor Mayrhofer - Squarespace website designer: https://www.eleanormayrhofer.com/ Lisa Jennifer Collins -   Coach at Unveiling Motherhood: https://www.instagram.com/lisajennifercollins/ https://www.instagram.com/unveiling_motherhood/ Katie Cope - Keppel Leopard Creative: https://www.keppelleopardcreative.com Inês Pessoa -   Wild Yolks - strategic branding & packaging design:  www.wildyolks.com Éadaoin Curtin - Personal Brand Photographer and mentor (Ireland) https://firechildphotography.com/ Hela Staniszewska - Personal Brand Photographer (Paris & Barcelona) https://www.instagram.com/helastaniszewska/ Aisling O’ Rourke - Communications coach and podcast host: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aislingorourke-communicationscoach/ https://www.aislingorourke.com/ Stella Kearns - llustrator: www.littlestarillustrations.com Marcela Reis - Brand and website design: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrclcstrs/
30:23
March 29, 2022
S3. E06. - When and how to invest in your business.
Do you get the fear when it comes to investing in your business? Do you worry about making a bad investment? This week's episode is all about investing in your business, and if, like us, you're a solo business owner, that can also mean investing in yourself, especially when it comes to coaching and mentoring. Highlights include: The long, and VERY long-term return on investments.   Knowing when to accept an investment from a client.   The temptation to invest in the *appearance* of success.   Using your Profit First savings to budget for your investments. Optimising your investments with strategy. Be sure to grab the free resources that we've designed to accompany this series: https://growoutloud.biz/signup/ === Links: Donate to Families in Crisis appeal through Unicef. All donations over €50 get a complimentary Digital Strategy Audit with Claire (find where your business is losing leads).  100% of the money goes directly to the charity: https://clairecreative.com/donate/ === Connect with us online: Éadaoin: https://firechildphotography.com/ https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ Claire: https://clairecreative.com/ https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/
39:08
March 22, 2022
S3. E05. - What does enough look like in your business?
Have you ever been swept up by 'seven-figure business' hype? While we fully support anyone reaching for the big ambitious money goals, today's conversation is all about knowing how much is enough.  ***Be sure to grab The 'Enough Calculator' over on https://growoutloud.biz/signup/*** Éadaoin has created a brilliant spreadsheet that you can use to calculate your expenses. === Links: Phil M. Jones, Author of " Exactly What to Say" https://www.philmjones.com/sales-training-books/ Donate to Families in Crisis appeal through Unicef. All donations over €50 get a complimentary Digital Strategy Audit with Claire (find where your business is losing leads).  100% of the money goes directly to the charity:  https://clairecreative.com/donate/ === Connect with us online: Éadaoin: https://firechildphotography.com/ https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ Claire: https://clairecreative.com/ https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/
30:50
March 15, 2022
S3. E04. - Pricing your services in a way that allows you to do your best work.
Short of plucking a number out of the air, what is the best way to choose a price for your services? In this episode we talk about 3 different approaches to pricing and what number is "enough" to enable you to do your best work? Be sure to check out https://growoutloud.biz/ for this week's worksheet.
32:25
March 07, 2022
S3. E03 - The mindset and mechanisms of getting paid.
It's the difference between having a business and having a time-consuming hobby. Why does getting paid for your services feel uncomfortable? This week we go into the mindset and mechanisms of getting paid. Highlights include: The myth of the starving artist The problem of charging an hourly rate The surprising levels of self-sabotage that show up when charging for our services Building a sales process is like a rope bridge Sales as an act of service, no really! Make sure you pop over to the website to grab your free Getting Paid Checklist: https://growoutloud.biz/ And if you found this useful, please consider leaving a review or sharing the episode with a friend. Thanks for listening. === LINKS: Tara Prendergast's TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOUqi4x6v3s Jamie Brindle https://www.instagram.com/thejamiebrindle/ === CONNECT WITH US ONLINE: Éadaoin - Personal Brand Photographer and Creative Business mentor https://firechildphotography.com/ https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ Claire - Digital Marketing Coach and Creative Business Mentor https://clairecreative.com/ https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/
32:25
March 01, 2022
S3. E02 - Managing your money as a business owner. A conversation about the Profit First system.
Profit First! It's a book and a system for managing your money as a business owner. Honestly, it makes dealing with your finances a lot less scary. Eadaoin has been using this system since 2018 and Claire is in the starting stages of setting it up for her business. This week we discuss the nitty-gritty of the system and how we're applying it in our own businesses. We've made you a cheat sheet too. Pop over to the Grow Out Loud site to get it: https://growoutloud.biz/signup/  Do you use Profit First? Is there another system we should explore on the show? Keep the conversation going, send your questions and comments to hello@growoutloud.biz or connect with us on Instagram. Thanks for listening!   ==== CONNECT WITH US ONLINE ===  *Éadaoin* https://firechildphotography.com/ https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/  *Claire* https://clairecreative.com/ https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/ === DEFINITIONS ===   Flaithulach Gaelige, adjective. Generous; extravagant with cash. "Oooh, Ana flaithulach, tusa!" - Aren't you very extravagant! Pin money noun a small sum of money for spending on inessentials. "working two days a week in the boutique gave her a little pin money" === LINKS ===  Berna Anat - instagram @heyberna https://www.instagram.com/heyberna/ Profit First - https://mikemichalowicz.com/profit-first/ Profit First for kids, 'My Money Bunnies'  https://www.amazon.com/My-Money-Bunnies-Management-Kids/dp/0578929988
35:58
February 22, 2022
S3. E01. - What is your money story?
We are delighted to be back with episode 1 of the money series: All About the Money.  Today we're sharing our money stories. What's yours?  To accompany this series we're creating resources and worksheets so that you can grow out loud with us. Pop over to the site to sign up: https://growoutloud.biz/ Thanks for listening! Keep the conversation going, send your questions and comments to hello@growoutloud.biz or connect with us on Instagram === Definitions: "pin money"  noun: pin money - a small sum of money for spending on inessentials."working two days a week in the boutique gave her a little pin money" "spendthrift" /ˈspɛn(d)θrɪft/ noun: spendthrift; plural noun: spendthrifts - a person who spends money in an extravagant, irresponsible way."Putt was a spendthrift and a heavy gambler"spendthrift She Means Business https://shemeansbusiness.ie/ Profit First https://profitfirstbook.com/ Company of One https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/312/312524/company-of-one/9780241470466.html ==== CONNECT WITH US ONLINE: Éadaoin - Personal Brand Photographer and Creative Business mentor https://firechildphotography.com/ https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ Claire - Digital Marketing Coach and Creative Business Mentor https://clairecreative.com/ https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/
40:51
February 15, 2022
Season 3 Trailer - All about the money!
We're back. Well almost. Season 3 will be launching on Tuesday the 15th of February 2022. We've had a good ole' brainstorm about how we can Grow Out Loud this season and the topic of money just kept coming back up.  This season, we'll be looking at money from different angles. From sharing our own personal money stories to the more practical nuts and bolts of managing money as a company of one. We'd love for you to join us on this journey! === Get notified by following/subscribing or connecting with us on social: Éadaoin - https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ https://firechildphotography.com/ Claire - https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/ https://clairecreative.com/ === See you soon :)
02:23
January 26, 2022
SEASON FINALE: Reflecting, expressing gratitude and accepting 🕯
Last episode of season 2, dear listeners!  Claire and Éadaoin reflect on the year past and the year ahead. We talk about rest, and priorities and how... being a person in the world is itself a challenge right now! Extra special guest, Éadaoin's 1-year-old (listen out for cute gurgles and rummaging, and the cutest "Bye" at the end.) A massive thank you to everyone who has supported the podcast this year. It really does mean the world to us. Please listen and enjoy. Don't forget to hit Follow/Subscribe to hear about Season 3! === CONNECT WITH US ONLINE: Éadaoin - Personal Brand Photographer and Creative Business mentor https://firechildphotography.com/ https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ Claire - Digital Marketing Coach and Creative Business Mentor https://clairecreative.com/ https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/
43:22
November 29, 2021
S2. E12. Jo Casey - Showing up as your "unshiny" self!
Huge thanks to Jo Casey for taking the time to record an episode with Claire for this week's pod! Jo Casey works with artisanal business owners (think coaches, makers, healers) and helps them make more money without compromising their values or sacrificing their wellbeing. In today's chat, we looked at How you can be yourself in your business and forget about being "perfect" Jo kindly shares her journey in getting diagnosed as autistic as an adult and what impact that had on her How we all wear masks at times in both business and in life Go check out Jo's site (it's super gorgeous!!!): https://www.jocasey.com/ And you can find her on Instagram too: https://www.instagram.com/jocaseyb/ Thanks again to Jo!
37:05
November 23, 2021
S2. E11. Amanda Delaney - Finding a way out of the storm of burnout.
Big thanks to the wonderful Amanda for taking the time to chat for this week's episode! Amanda Delaney is a business mentor to people in the service industry who are at the beginning stages of their business and beyond. Amanda shares how she grew her business after building one of Dublin's best-loved networking groups and where it's brought her to today. Highlights from our chat... - How ignoring her gut and all the red flags led Amanda away from her path and into burnout. - Taking time away from growing the business to working on herself is setting Amanda up for bigger work in the future. - The fear that can get in the way of letting old habits and ideas go - and what we stand to lose by giving into that fear. === You can find Amanda online at: Website: www.amandadelaney.ie Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1814358792147763/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/amandadelaneymentor And you can find Ian's art at https://www.instagram.com/iandelaneyirishartist/
34:49
November 16, 2021
S2. E10. Seeking validation. When is it helpful and at what point will it hurt you?
Do you seek validation and recognition in your work? Is it a worthwhile endeavour? Or can you get yourself stuck in a loop of vanity metrics? We dive deep into this subject and explore how it's shown up in our businesses. Highlights from this episode include: Competition and how you react to the success of others How one part of your business might have to 'die'  Staying true to the meaning of your work Validating you offers as a technical process in your business Thanks again to everyone for showin' the love on social media. Your feedback keeps us showing up! === Links from this episode: FREE GROUP COACHING SESSION WITH CLAIRE: https://clairecreative.com/live-group-coaching-session/ Eadaoin's podcast recommendation: https://robbell.com/podcast/ Claire's book recommendation was Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday. Info here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27036528-ego-is-the-enemy === CONNECT WITH US ONLINE: Éadaoin - Personal Brand Photographer and Creative Business mentor https://firechildphotography.com/ https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ Claire - Website Design and Strategy and Creative Business Mentor https://clairecreative.com/ https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/
34:12
November 09, 2021
S2. E9. Josephine Hughes - Creating a meaningful Facebook group to support your business
Thanks so much to Josephine for taking the time to chat for this week's episode! Josephine Hughes runs a thriving Facebook group for UK-based counsellors called Good Enough Counsellors where she offers training, support and community for counsellors looking to build their private practice. Josephine talks about how she initially hesitated about specifying a niche for her business - but in doing so she gathered momentum and it has been a game-changer for her business. Highlights from our chat... - The ONE THING you actually need to start building a Facebook group - How she creates a safe space for her members to feel seen, heard and supported - How 'working for free' can be a tough but essential habit to break. You can find Josephine online at: Website: https://josephinehughes.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephine-hughes/ Facebook Group for Counsellors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/302222813671285 === Thanks so much for tuning in! If you enjoyed this episode please consider sharing it and hitting the subscribe button to hear about future episodes. See you next week xx
31:59
November 02, 2021
S2. E8. Opting out of the 'fantasy' of business
Thanks for tuning in. Personal responsibility was our original theme for this week and it branched off into a couple of different areas... Are you running your business or fantasising about the idea of it? Is fear holding you back or are you bringing your best work right here and now? How important is it to have someone call you out on your BS? The dangers of running a business out of sync with your temperament. === CONNECT WITH US ONLINE: Éadaoin - Personal Brand Photographer and Creative Business mentor https://firechildphotography.com/ https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ Claire - Website Design and Strategy and Creative Business Mentor https://clairecreative.com/ https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/
31:35
October 26, 2021
S2. E7. Carol Tallon - Designing a business for the market and a job for yourself.
Thanks so much to Carol for taking the time to chat for this week's episode! Carol is the CEO of Property District - Ireland’s leading communications & PR agency for the planning, construction, property and proptech industries. She left her job in law just a year before the crash to found a property buyer's agency and has been involved in the property and construction industry ever since - an industry she says is a great one to work in and both more human and more innovative than we might imagine. Highlights from this week's episode: - Embracing failure as a route to innovation. - How Carol designed her job by deciding how she wanted to engage with potential clients and work with her clients. - Designing giving-back into the work week and yearly calendar. - Managing your time - moving from dysfunctional ideas of time and scheduling to a more fluid six or seven-day work-week with long lunches and road trips included. - The value of three deep breaths (and what it might tell you right now). You can find Carol online at: Website: https://propertydistrict.ie/ Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroltallon/ === If you enjoyed this episode please consider sharing it. Every like and social share encourages us to keep showing up and bringing you the most valuable content we can make. Thanks for listening! Claire and Éadaoin xxx
49:11
October 19, 2021
S2. E6. Christina Oman - Growing an online following (100K+) by showing up fully and authentically
Thanks so much to Christina for taking the time to chat! Christina is a weight loss coach from Ireland, based in Geneva who has grown her online audience to over 125,000 between YouTube and other social channels! If you hear "weight loss" and immediately think NOPE, not for me... please give it a minute and you'll see that there's so much more to Christina than just counting calories. The highlights from today's episode: - How Christina navigates the toxic diet industry as a weight loss coach - The story behind her YouTube channel - why she started and how it's going - The experience of pivoting her business with a huge audience and what she learned from this big leap of faith! === You can find Christina online at:  Website: https://christinaoman.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christinaoman.coach/ Faebook: https://www.facebook.com/christinaomancoach YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChristinaOmanCoach === If you enjoyed this episode please consider sharing it. Every like and social share encourages us to keep showing up and bringing you the most valuable content we can make. Thanks for listening! Claire and Éadaoin  xxx
43:41
October 12, 2021
S2. E5. Connection, boundaries and personal growth within and throughout your business
How much fulfilment should you expect to get from your work? This week we explored: - True connection with your clients and how that can allow you to do your best work, but where should the boundary lie? - Knowing who you're speaking to and how best to serve them - yep, we're pooh-poohing the ideal customer avatar (again)  - At what point do courses, templates and instruction end up as mimicry. - The importance of playfulness in growth. === LINKS: Jo Casey's Unshiny Podcast: https://www.jocasey.com/ Blindboy Podcast "Overcoming Social Anxiety" episode: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0kjuyso12z7OyCWhaxtpp7?si=qJIScexpR4amo2HG9pEahw&dl_branch=1 The Solo Collective Podcast: https://www.howtoworkalone.com/solo-collective-podcast === CONNECT WITH US ONLINE: Éadaoin - Personal Brand Photographer and Creative Business mentor https://firechildphotography.com/ https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ Claire - Website Design and Strategy and Creative Business Mentor https://clairecreative.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/leadsonline/ https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/ ===
33:22
October 05, 2021
S2. E4. The dreaded visibility hangover - A behind the scenes look at showing up online
Does your motivation for showing up online ebb and flow and sometimes vanish altogether?  This week we talked about the 'visibility hangover'. When you have a burst energy for showing up online, (social media, live streams etc) then just lose all your mojo to keep going!  Some talking points included * How a strategy and a bucket of content ideas can help you to keep going * How creating content can help you to explore your own point of view * Finding out what form of showing up online actually suits you and attracts your ideal clients === LINKS We went all fan-girl talking about the Blidboy podcast- expect swearing and some pretty abstract imagery, but incredibly open and valuable content. https://open.spotify.com/show/7HinkS0WZqDuMXYh02EUY1 Connect with us online: Éadaoin - Personal Brand Photographer and Creative Business mentor https://firechildphotography.com/ https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ === Claire - Web Strategist and Mentor, helping you get fully booked with ideal clients https://clairecreative.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/leadsonline/
25:17
September 28, 2021
S2. E3. Dealing with shyness as a personal brand 🍅
Thank you so much to everyone who listened and shared last week! We appreciate every single one of you so much.  This week we talked about 'pushing through' anxiety or fear and when that can be damaging to your self-esteem and also when it can be useful in building momentum and challenging self-limiting beliefs.  LINKS The book Éadaoin mentioned What Mothers Do, Especially When It Looks Like Nothing, by Naomi Stadlen: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/jan/05/booksforchildrenandteenagers.familyandrelationships James Victore "They said that I was shy, so that's what I became." You can listen to or read the interview with James Victore here on Design Matters. https://www.designmattersmedia.com/podcast/2019/James-Victore
32:45
September 21, 2021
S2. E2 - Morning rituals and self-care practices - finding what works for you (rather than what you 'should' be doing) 🧘‍♂️
Eadaoin and Claire are back looking for a better way to find your own self-care practices. Highlights from the chat... -> The self-awareness needed for dialogue with that "guilty voice" in your head.  -> The confidence to take time off as a milestone moment in your business. -> The role and intention of rest. === Links: Amanda Grace, Creativity Bootcamp https://www.pilgrimsoul.ie/ === Come connect with us: *Éadaoin Curtin: https://firechildphotography.com/* and *Claire Gallagher: https://clairecreative.com/* ===
33:16
September 14, 2021
S2.E01 - Getting back to solid ground ⛵️
Eadaoin and Claire catch up after the break, and admittedly they're feeling a bit at sea. Maybe you can tell! Many of us have upped the hustle in the past 18 months, others took a step back.  Our chat today looked at... Why is it so hard to switch off, guilt-free?  Is it really all different now? Can it all be as simple as some people say? Or does it just feel easier the longer you're in business? === Come connect with us: *Éadaoin Curtin: https://firechildphotography.com/* and *Claire Gallagher: https://clairecreative.com/*
23:26
September 07, 2021
*Special Guest* Lisa Jennifer Collins - Making your rest as important as your hustle!
Grow Out Loud is back after a big ole' pause!  This week Claire is joined by Lisa Jennifer Collins to talk about business and life... and sea-swimming. Highlights include: *The magic that happens when you free yourself from social media.  *Taking your rest as seriously as your hustle.  *How to really bring healthy habits into your day. Thanks so much to Lisa for this brilliant chat. ===== You can find Lisa online at : https://lisajennifercollins.ie/ and Claire at https://clairecreative.com/ Eadaoin is on leave at the moment but you can check out her fab work here: https://firechildphotography.com/ ===== Thanks for listening and check back soon for more special guests.
32:49
December 01, 2020
17. Money Blocks - The unspoken thoughts about money that may be holding you back
There's a story in all of our heads about money. It's only when we become aware of that story will we be able to challenge it and make changes. This week, Eadaoin and Claire talk about their own evolving relationships with money. And how, for better or worse, your "Money Story" can influence the decisions you make in growing your businesses. === Highlights include: Will making-money turn me into an a$$hole? Money = power? Really? When to ask for help and when to pay for it? === Eadaoin also mentions the Profit First System, here's a link to more info: Profit First by Mike Michalowicz https://profitfirstbook.com/ === Come connect with us: *Éadaoin Curtin: https://firechildphotography.com/* and *Claire Gallager: https://clairecreative.com/*
42:24
August 27, 2020
Did your good work and health habits fly out the window during lockdown?
Are you feeling unmotivated, unfocused, and a bit blaaaah! This week Eadaoin and Claire chat about the struggle to get back into the groove after so much change and uncertainty. Talking points include: Is going with the flow OK or will we drift further off track? It's easy to be down about lost time and missed opportunities - but it's not your fault. We really have to cut ourselves some slack - tomorrow is another day. ::::::  Come connect with us on Instagram, share your thoughts, help to keep this conversation going:  *Éadaoin Curtin: https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ *  and  *Claire Gallager: https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/ *  ::::::
25:01
June 23, 2020
15. How can we be anti-racist as small business owners?
We are small, independent business owners and we have a responsibility to educate ourselves, speak up, and act against racism. Now. And from now on.  Even if it feels uncomfortable. This week Éadaoin and Claire talk about owning a business as an anti-racist, what that might actually mean, seeking resources, and what it means to do the right thing.  Some talking points include: Feeling the anxiety and resistance and finding a way to start the work. This is work that must be more long-lasting than a trending hashtag. This is the very beginning of a lifetime of work for all of us. === Resources we mentioned: "Still Processing" (Podcast) https://www.nytimes.com/column/still-processing-podcast "13th" (Film on Netflix) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_(film) "High Fifteen" (Instagram account) https://www.instagram.com/highfifteen_/ "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison (Novel) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bluest_Eye Blinkist - (Book summary app' with free and paid options available) https://www.blinkist.com/ "Ain't I a Woman" by Bell Hooks (Book based on a speech by Sojourner Truth) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ain%27t_I_a_Woman%3F :::::: Come connect with us on Instagram, share your thoughts, help to keep this conversation going: *Éadaoin Curtin: https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ * and *Claire Gallager: https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/ * ::::::
27:46
June 15, 2020
14. Getting new clients online - how can we make it easy and obvious?
Reaching out online to people you wish to serve, is sometimes easier said than done. This week Éadaoin and Claire talk about making things easier for ourselves as well as making it an easy, obvious choice for potential clients to sign up, enquire and buy. Highlights include: Having loads of ideas is great but reinventing things for the sake of it, is a waste of your precious time  "Sell on the outcome, sign on the details", how your process, even if it's amazeballs, won't inspire action Truly knowing who you want to reach will free you up to speak to them in a way they like and understand Come connect with us on Instagram, share your thoughts, and keep this conversation going: *Éadaoin Curtin (Photographer and Brand Guide) https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ * and *Claire Gallager (Website Designer and Strategist) https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/ * Claire's Website Workouts: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/mywebsiteworkout/ ::::::
42:48
June 01, 2020
13. Serving your clients in the best way possible, without screwing yourself over!
We want to serve our clients in the best way possible but that doesn't mean agreeing with everything they say. This week Éadaoin and Claire talk about being a better guide for clients. Highlights include: Seeing if the spaghetti sticks can help us to just get started, but we have to learn from what we try Sometimes a difficult experience teaches us more and helps us to refine our services  The key to serving your clients well comes from a deep understanding of their needs (and getting the reps!) Come connect with us on Instagram, share your thoughts, and keep this conversation going: *Éadaoin Curtin (Photographer and Brand Guide) https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ * and *Claire Gallager (Website Designer and Strategist) https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/ * ::::::
40:39
May 25, 2020
12. Developing your creative process, ditching 'busy' and rediscovering what's important
As restrictions are gradually lifted, Éadaoin and Claire explore how their lockdown experience has effected their outlook and their actions.   Will 'busy' creep back in or will we embrace more deliberate choices? Can we really unlearn the default behaviors and activities that we had been living 'before'? Will we still prioritize time to rest and play now that we've seen how that builds energy and cultivates greater focus? We often know what is healthy and important but taking those actions is often easier said than done. Come connect with us on Instagram, share your thoughts, and keep this conversation going: *Éadaoin Curtin (Photographer and Brand Guide) https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ * and *Claire Gallager (Website Designer and Strategist) https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/ * :::::: Some links we mentioned: Cave Day:  https://www.caveday.org/ The Artist's Way https://juliacameronlive.com/
44:08
May 18, 2020
11. Do you need a coach or a mentor? And what's the difference anyway?
We get ideas and advice from all over the place in this noisy online world. Your coach or mentor can be a trusted source of guidance, helping you find your next best move in business and life. (RECORDED PRE-LOCKDOWN) Eadaoin and Claire talk about their experiences and how to really get the support you need to get you where you need to go. From selling to time management; motivation to mindset... getting support from an expert or someone who's just actually BEEN THERE can be a total game-changer. Don't forget to like, comment and share. And come say hello on Instagram: *Éadaoin Curtin (Photographer and Brand Guide) https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ * and *Claire Gallager (Website Designer and Strategist) https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/ *
31:20
May 12, 2020
10. Smoothing the Wheel Vs. Reinventing It - How workflows and systems can save you time, stress and lost leads
Creating a workflow in your business sounds like one of those things that you'd LIKE to have but ultimately stays on the to-do list with a million other things. In this week's episode RECORDED BEFORE LOCKDOWN Eadaoin and Claire talk about making systems and how you can save time, make decision making easier, and reduce your levels of stress and effort!  Highlights include: 1. Eadaoin- The Oracle of Systems (even though she denies it ;) ) admits to being a recovering "wheel-re-inventer". 2. The battle royale: software VS notebooks 3. How best to find the patterns in your business so that you can create workflows for: Follow up Email sequences to nurture leads Onboarding And admin busy work! Connect with us on Instagram :)  *Éadaoin Curtin (Photographer and Brand Guide) https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ * and *Claire Gallager (Website Designer and Strategist) https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/ * If you liked today's episode please share it!
26:02
May 03, 2020
09. Getting to know each other in confinement Part 2 of 2
Connect with us on Instagram :) Éadaoin Curtin (Photographer and Brand Guide) https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ and Claire Gallager (Website Designer and Strategist) https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/
30:31
April 13, 2020
08. Getting to know each other and ourselves in confinement Part 1 of 2
Connect with us on Instagram :) Éadaoin Curtin (Photographer and Brand Guide) https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ and Claire Gallager (Website Designer and Strategist) https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/
29:27
April 06, 2020
007. The personal brand journey. How do you present yourself in a way that feels right ?
Recorded before the virus outbreak. Your brand really touches every part of your business and it all comes from a core value - and that comes from you. Sometimes it can take time to grow into it. This week Éadaoin and Claire talk about their own journey with personal branding... Are you Marmite? Connect with us on Instagram :)  Éadaoin Curtin (Photographer and Brand Guide)  https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/  and Claire Gallager (Website Designer and Strategist)  https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/
39:18
March 30, 2020
006. There's really no rush to figure it all out - Structure, routines and what currency even means right now.
Today we talked about how we're showing up now that most of the world is staying indoors and wondering what COVID-19 will do to businesses big and small. Is there a time when swopping services with others makes sense? Is it a time to lean into "sales" or lean right out? All this, some delirium and more in episode 6 of Grow Out Loud with Éadaoin Curtin (Photographer and Brand Guide) and Claire Gallager (Website Designer and Strategist) Connect with us on Instagram :) https://www.instagram.com/firechildphotography/ https://www.instagram.com/clairecreative_com/
43:59
March 24, 2020
005. Let's get through this together. COVID19 - business NOT as usual.
Éadaoin and Claire are back to look at how to stay grounded in this period of uncertainty.
39:51
March 17, 2020
004. Priority is a singular word. Do you suffer from 'Productivity Anxiety'?
As business owners, we often feel like we should be doing more, or progressing faster. It can feel stressful, frustrating even overwhelming at times. This week we talk about the experiments we've conducted and mindset adjustments we've made that help us to focus on the important stuff as we look for a better way to prioritize. Notes and Links   Free time tracking software: https://toggl.com/  The Pomodoro Method: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique  Parkinson's Law: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson%27s_law  'Wild Geese' by Mary Oliver: http://www.phys.unm.edu/~tw/fas/yits/archive/oliver_wildgeese.html Book recommendation:  'Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less' by Greg McKeown https://gregmckeown.com/book/ Connect with us! Connect with Éadoin on Instagram: @firechildphotography and her site: https://firechildphotography.com/ Connect with Claire on Instagram: @clairecreative_com and her site: https://clairecreative.com/ And if you liked this episode, don't forget to share it, rate it and subscribe to it :)
33:02
March 10, 2020
003. Is Tim Ferris the Beyoncé of Business? How productive can you actually be as a human being?
Productivity is a huge issue when you're self-employed and you've got nobody creating your schedule for you... so this week we're looking for a better way to manage our time. Make Time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky holds center-stage for this episode FInd out more here: https://maketime.blog/. Éadaoin and Claire talk about what they learned from Make Time and which of the 87 tactics contained in the book worked and stuck with them. If you're getting lost in email, social media, to-do lists and phone notifications this episode might be useful to you. Other stuff that came up: If you've never heard of Morning Pages - Check out the details here: https://juliacameronlive.com/basic-tools/morning-pages/  An article we mentioned The Burner List https://medium.com/make-time/the-burner-list-my-simple-paper-based-system-for-focused-to-dos-95497321cf14 Connect with us! Connect with Éadoin on Instagram: @firechildphotography and her site: https://firechildphotography.com/ Connect with Claire on Instagram: @clairecreative_com and her site: https://clairecreative.com/
37:14
March 03, 2020
002. Getting strategic about sales.
This week we talk about the B.S. of "manifesting your success" and explore a better way to: sell your services. If you're someone who cringes at the idea of selling; if you're wondering HOW to get paying clients in a way that feels right to you - then this episode has some fantastic tips for you. When you treat sales as an act of service you'll nail it every time!  Connect with Éadoin on Instagram: @firechildphotography and her site: https://firechildphotography.com/ Connect with Claire on Instagram: @clairecreative_com and her site: https://clairecreative.com/
30:16
February 25, 2020
001. Send a gift to your future self - Build better habits.
Welcome to the first episode fo Grow out Loud!  We're Éadaoin and Claire, 2 business owners who are always looking for a better way in business and life. We're never not growing! We're always experimenting and exploring ways to get the most from our days and now we're sharing the lessons we've learned and the resources we've found with you dear listener.  *** This week we talk about Atomic Habits by James Clear: https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits - It's a book about how to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones.  We also mention Make Time – Jake Knapp & John Zeratsky https://maketime.blog/  and the wonderful Amanda Grace https://www.pilgrimsoul.ie/ *** Enjoy!
37:33
February 24, 2020