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Grow Out Loud

Grow Out Loud

By Éadaoin and Claire
For Business Owners Looking for a Better Way in Business and Life.
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004. Priority is a singular word. Do you suffer from 'Productivity Anxiety'?

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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 7, 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 1, 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 1, 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 3, 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 6, 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 3, 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