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Ep. #1 -Screwedness with Bearj Jehanian

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By Sara Rosenberg & Ashley Owens
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Often, we only see the results of the hard work that it takes to grow a successful business. It’s rare that anyone talks about the tough mistakes, the uphill battles, and the tears that it takes to get there…but those are the meaty conversations that give struggling entrepreneurs (or those just having a bad day), the inspiration to keep going! Ashley Owens and Sara Rosenberg host successful, growing business owners and talk to them about their pivotal fuck ups and how they overcame them in this fun, motivational podcast.
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Often, we only see the results of the hard work that it takes to grow a successful business. It’s rare that anyone talks about the tough mistakes, the uphill battles, and the tears that it takes to get there…but those are the meaty conversations that give struggling entrepreneurs (or those just having a bad day), the inspiration to keep going! Ashley Owens and Sara Rosenberg host successful, growing business owners and talk to them about their pivotal fuck ups and how they overcame them in this fun, motivational podcast.
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Episode. 2.11 - Back From the Dead
There are a tons of analogies you can make about hitting rock bottom as it pertains to active addition and business failure.  But we're going to let Joe White of Sales Gorilla and Get Life Coaching tell you that...and we won't even judge him for his weird obsession with Live PD (Sara's DH digs it, too, and it's weird.) Listen in and hopefully, one of your takeaways will be, "Damn, if he can do *this* after getting through all *that*, I can, too! We thank Joe for being so open about his experiences, and we hope to bring him back to talk more about addiction and recovery in Season 3. ***This show is explicit and discusses addictions**   You may not want to listen to this one around sensitive ears.  This episode is sponsored by: Unstuck Sessions with Sara And Ashley. Feeling stuck in your business?  Give us 90 minutes, and we will set you straight!  You'll walk away with a renewed sense of clarity about your business and a set of some productive next steps to get you moving forward. Click here to get started!
24:52
August 24, 2019
Episode 2.10 - Thick Skin
 Marissa Taffer of M. Taffer Consulting  is the one you call when you want  your small business to grow.  She has the chops and the experience to do it, so when a client went for the jugular when they weren’t getting the results they thought they should, Marissa figured out, all at once, why having thick skin is a MUST if you have your own business.    -------------- Sensitive ears, you may want to skip it. Sponsor: Feeling stuck and frustrated in your business?  Sara and Ashley can talk an unbiased look at your business and help you create a next steps plan to propel you forward!  Visit  https://www.successfullyscrewedpodcast.com/at-a-low-point 
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June 16, 2019
Episode 2.9 - Not Asking Permission
   When he decided to start a co-working space in Doylestown, Jonathan Mercer, founder of Stacks Co. was drawing from his corporate experience, as well as from his own person struggle with depression and anxiety that often lead him to isolate himself when he probably should have been out and socializing with other professionals. His idea was awesome – create a space where entrepreneurs could work, collab, and share resources *and* he got to own his own business! Everything was all up and running on all cylinders…..and then some BIG turns happened – obvi – he’s on the show isn’t he?!?!? Listen in and learn from Jonathan’s early fails and the resources that helped him get over it and GROW! -------------- Sensitive ears, you may want to skip it. Sponsor: Join our Hyper Growth Entrepreneurial Mastermind! Solve your business problems with the support and experience of other business owners in your corner! Visit www.SuccessfullyAccountable.com/mastermind 
39:47
March 12, 2019
Episode 2.8 - Better Them Than Us
Remember Barbara from last season? She's the one who learned very quickly to create boundaries for her clients so that they wouldn't drop off checks TO HER HOUSE WHEN SHE WAS IN HER PJ'S! This week, we're talking to her hubby, Mark Crowell, who decided recently not only to leave his corporate job, but to join his wife in the marketing biz! We talk his fears about that (ARE THEY GONNA KILL EACH OTHER?!?), as well as just the general strategy for jumping on to the entrepreneurial roller coaster, and the plans he has for dealing with that! And while neither Ashley nor Sara would last very long working with our significant others (especially because we're too cute of prison, so homicide isn't an option), we kinda think these guys will make it! Have a listen and let us know if you could work with your s/o!  -------------- Sensitive ears, you may want to skip it. Sponsor: Unstuck Session with Ashley and Sara! Feeling stuck in your business?  Click here and let's fix it! https://www.successfullyscrewedpodcast.com/at-a-low-point
22:56
February 12, 2019
Episode 2.7 - Boundaries, Values and 'F*ck You, Pay Me'
   Internships are, theoretically, a win/win situation. Win for the student because they get real world experience in their chosen field, and a win for the business owner – free labor and passing the torch to the next gen! It’s even cooler when you can parlay that internship into a paying job at the same firm you’ve been interning at for half a year! They’ve recognized your talent and want to pay you for it…and things are going along great for another 6 months – UNTIL THEY AREN’T! That’s when you find yourself drawing your very firm boundaries, LOUDLY, in the streets of Chicago, having an “Oh fuck, what did I just do?!?!” moment, and unwittingly starting your own marketing agency. This moment also helped her realize that values are everything and other #queerpreneurs often need to trailblaze their own entrepreneurial paths differently than heteronormative business owners. Andy has a passion for supporting that! That’s what Andy Schu of Little Shoe Studios did, anyway. We particularly LOVE how she figured out what her boundaries are, especially so young. It’s the foundation of her entrepreneurial journey! Now she’s built up her team into a cohesive group of creatives and marketing professionals that feel valued are able to get shit done for their clients! Fun fact: Andy coaches youth hockey, and DARN IT if those kids don’t teach her more than any mentor could do! ***Language warning*** Sensitive ears, you may want to skip it. Sponsor: SuccessfullyAccountable Entrepreneurial Accountabilty Groups Get Sh*t Done and Level Up. www.SuccessfullyAccountable.com Now enrolling 12 business owners. New groups starting February 2019! 
37:34
January 17, 2019
Episode 2.6 - From Genius to Devil
   Remember the financial disaster of 2008? Jack Miller, President of Gelt Financial does. He remembers it well, because, prior to the economic downturn, he bought a bank. Yes. He bought a bank right before a huge economic crisis.  The ramifications of that were devastating – not just financially – it affected every aspect of his life. He even tried to make it work for a few years, which probably made it worse. Listen in and learn about what it took for Jack to survive and rebuild his business and reputation, and how it actually helps him be even more passionate about helping businesses grow and get the credit they need to do that.  (And yes, this involved crying on the sofa for a while...something all entrepreneurs can related to!)  Sponsor: UNSTUCK SUPPORT SESSIONS www.successfullyscrewedpodcast.com/at-a-low-point The one thing we realized that every business owners eventually encounters at one point or another in the entrepreneurial journey is feeling STUCK and the one thing we've found they need is an AFFORDABLE kick in the pants and CLEAR next steps to move them to the next level! That's what an UNSTUCK SUPPORT SESSION is all about! It's 90 minutes of intensive problem solving and a clear next-step plan for moving forward! Click the link above to see all the details and schedule your UNSTUCK SUPPORT SESSION! You're not alone in this! 
40:22
December 27, 2018
Episode 2.5 - Chasing the Win...and Losing
That rush you get from making a sale or getting a great ROI on an investment is hard to deny. And then add in a thought process of "Well, if one is good, fifteen is better!", along with a sprinkling of a chemical imbalance that fosters some depression and dark thoughts...you've got a formula for high risk tolerance/and high rewards....but also some low lows. Chris Bentley, an award winning Realtor with Rogers Healy & Associates, is all about that high risk/high reward thing - lots of entrepreneurs are - and he shares with us the important things you need to survive the lows, because his mom isn't bailing YOU out. (She has Chris for that!) Sponsor: SuccessfullyAccountable Entrepreneurial Accountabilty Groups Get Sh*t Done and Level Up. www.SuccessfullyAccountable.com Now enrolling 12 business owners. Groups start in January 2019!
40:32
December 11, 2018
**BONUS** Young. Not So Dumb. And Breaking the Mold.
Dear Parents, You, especially need to listen to this episode. In doing so, though, you need to be open minded enough to actually HEAR what young Justin is saying to you...because he's not wrong. The traditional college experience isn't for everyone these days. The job market is different. Your children need to learn to adapt, before they are strapped with 6 figure debt and very low job prospects at the edge of 21. Like we said. Listen with openmindedness. Sponsor: SuccessfullyAccountable Entrepreneurial Accountabilty Groups Get Sh*t Done and Level Up. www.SuccessfullyAccountable.com Now enrolling 12 business owners. Groups start in January 2019!
39:15
November 25, 2018
Episode 2.4 - "Acting" Like a Business Owner
As a business owner, you're going to hear "no" a lot and you'll often be confronted with people how don't value your talent or product. It sucks and it doesn't feel good. And in the course of hearing "no", you'll also come across those people who will kick you in the gut while you're already down...and sometimes *those* people are your best teachers! On this episode of The Successfully Screwed Podcast, we talk to High Performance Specialist, Stephanie Ball of Stephanie Ann Ball Consulting, who tells us about her big NO moment on stage, and how she used her skills as a performer and professionally trained concert artist to overcome rejection in the the business world! Also, Ashley's cat needs a hug. If you can help, email her! Sponsor: UNSTUCK SUPPORT SESSIONS https://www.successfullyscrewedpodcast.com/at-a-low-point The one thing we realized that every business owners eventually encounters at one point or another in the entrepreneurial journey is feeling STUCK and the one thing we've found they need is an AFFORDABLE kick in the pants and CLEAR next steps to move them to the next level! That's what an UNSTUCK SUPPORT SESSION is all about! It's 90 minutes of intensive problem solving and a clear next-step plan for moving forward! Click the link above to see all the details and schedule your UNSTUCK SUPPORT SESSION! You're not alone in this!
28:39
November 5, 2018
Episode 2.3 - Hiring, Firing, and Ignoring Your Numbers
It's the scenario that every entrepreneur hopes for...you get so busy that you need to hire help! Woohoo - you're in the big leagues now! Then you do everything you think you should to find that perfect person...right down to the personality test, and you find that perfect first employee! How exciting, right? That's the start of Julie Shopa's low point. Thing is, as chief bookkeeping expert and owner of Clarity Finances, she DID see the financial red flags, but as a human, she kept hoping for the best, despite them (because she's a nice person!). Anyway, Julie learned some great lessons and she's on this week's episode of The Successfully Screwed Podcast to pass those lessons on to you! Please like, comment and share with an entrepreneur in your life! ______________ Sponsor: RIVER AVEUNE DIGITAL RiverAvenueDigital.com Unstuck Sessions - www.successfullyscrewedpodcast.com/at-a-low-point Please support our sponsors! Music by - Tee_Wyla www.instagram.com/tee_wyla/
40:55
October 8, 2018
Episode 2.2 - No Plan Survives Contact with Reality
With three business failures under his belt, Julius V. Holmes IV (aka Lord Resume) is no stranger to this entrepreneurial roller coaster ride. Here's the thing, though - he learned to get through thoughts of feeling frustrated and dumb for wasting time and got up, kept going and THRIVES! In fact, he recommends failing often! For Julius, it's more about the GOAL, and less about the vehicle that gets him there. (Also, he has the best social media around! If you're having a bad day, go follow him!) **Language Alert** Sponsor: Anthony Reese, ChFC, RICP, Licensed Agent, New York Life aereese01@ft.newyorklife.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-reese-chfc%C2%AE-ricp-01b14740/ Unstuck Sessions - https://www.successfullyscrewedpodcast.com/at-a-low-point Please support our sponsors! Music by - Tee_Wyla www.instagram.com/tee_wyla/
35:00
October 1, 2018
Episode 2.1 - "When It Rains, It Pours"
Welcome to Season 2 of the Successfully Screwed Podcast! In our season premier, we jump right into it and ride the Mindy Lipsky entrepreneurial roller coaster! Ever have those periods of time where the bad stuff JUST DOESN'T STOP?!?! And once you think everything has calmed down and you can start refocusing and rebuilding.............BAM!........you're on your butt again. Well, that's been Mindy's year, so far. Empathize, say to yourself, "Damn!", and then marvel at her resiliency skills and learn from them - you may need them one day! ** Sensitive ear warning in effect!** Sponsor: Harris Investigations - www.HarrisInvestigations.net 888-484-9827 Please support our sponsors! Music by - Tee_Wyla www.instagram.com/tee_wyla/
34:04
September 24, 2018
Episode # 12 - "Don't Hurt Me! Travis Will Kick Your Butt!"
When did Seth Goldstein of Goldstein Media realize he bit off more than he can chew? When he was threatened with bodily harm. Now, you might not have to get to that point to realize that you (1) can’t do everything and (2) need some help from others (“competition” can be your friend!!), but we’re guessing you’ve realized that not everything works with the “Say yes, and figure it out later” method. If not, you will. (The first step to that is making sure that your clients use firearms responsibly.) **Language Alert** Our sponsor: Trinity Massage Haven - www.massagebluebell.com Unstuck Sessions -www.successfullyscrewedpodcast.com/at-a-low-point Please support our sponsors! Music by - Tee_Wyla www.instagram.com/tee_wyla/
29:46
September 4, 2018
Episode # 11 - Snowflakes & Stalkers & Safe Spaces
Sometimes there isn’t a SUPER HUGE FAIL that derails your business. Sometimes it’s those every day bumps that leave you wondering if this entrepreneurial thing is for you, and if you should just go get a job and give up your business ownership dreams. And what happens when you can’t just ‘suck it up’??!!?? And those damn stalkers on top of it! This week, Ashley and Sara chat with Alissa Carpenter of Everything’s Not OK and That’s OK, about snowflakes, safe spaces, and the strength it takes to ask for help. (And seriously, if you’re of the “OMG, don’t be such a snowflake” camp, sit the hell down.) Our sponsor: Bright Orange Thread - www.brightorangethread.com Unstuck Sessions -www.successfullyscrewedpodcast.com/at-a-low-point Please support our sponsors! Music by - Tee_Wyla www.instagram.com/tee_wyla/
36:56
August 27, 2018
Episode #10 - "Check's in the Mail"
Boundaries, boundaries, boundaries. Your clients need them and so do you. Otherwise, your clients will do things like show up banging on your door when you're hair's a mess and you're not wearing a bra. Or something. Barbara DiLisio of Wicky Designs tells us about how she figured out about setting expectations for her clients so that everyone is clear on how the relationship will work IN THE BEGINNING. Don't wanna play by the rules? Then go play with someone else. (And that's kinda scary when you're trying to build a business!) Oh - and Barbara's super power? SHE CAN WORK WITH HER HUSBAND! (And there's a little announcement from Ashley & Sara in this one too! You asked - we delivered!) Our sponsor: The Goble Group - www.thegoblegroup.com Unstuck Sessions - https://www.successfullyscrewedpodcast.com/at-a-low-point Please support our sponsors! Music by - Tee_Wyla www.instagram.com/tee_wyla/
31:42
August 20, 2018
Episode 9 - "Cupcakes & Confidence" with Ruth Scott
She's been a guest on multiple TV shows. Her recipes been published in nationally best selling books. She's THE Cupcake Queen. You'd never know that her business didn't start off that way! Listen in and learn what it took for her to LAUNCH! It will probably resonate! *Language alert* Our sponsor: Your Web Chick - www.yourwebchick.biz Failure Tails - failuretalesphilly1.eventbrite.com Please support our sponsors! Music by - Tee_Wyla www.instagram.com/tee_wyla/
27:57
August 13, 2018
Episode 8 - "Mrs. Marchman is a Saint"
Let's just be real. There's A LOT to unpack in this episode. Why? Because Shelton Marchman of Custom Credit Solutions is the CONSUMMATE ENTREPRENEUR - and this ride is a damn roller coaster! From a career in credit, to owning a bar, to a crappy, dishonest landlord, to an accident that put him out of commission for months, to a conniving 'mentor', to finding a 'real job' just to pay the bills and keep the entrepreneur dream alive...And of course, Shelton is flush with resources to keep his (and your!) eyes on the prize! So now you know why Mrs. Marchman is a saint! (So shout outs to all of the supportive partners out there! You guys need your own support group to deal with us business owners!) *Language alert* Our sponsor: Goldstein Media - www.GoldsteinMedia.com Failure Tails - https://failuretalesphilly1.eventbrite.com Please support our sponsors! Music by - Tee_Wyla www.instagram.com/tee_wyla/
43:29
July 31, 2018
Episode #7 - "Pandas and Candles and Kids! OH MY!"
They're less than a year in, but Tressa, Chase, and the rest of the cute little crew over at Soy Clever Candles are learning very quickly that entrepreneurship is all about processes, organization, and getting the heck out of your comfort zone! The cool part of this is that they've gotten on this entrepreneurial roller coaster WITH THEIR CHILDREN and are committed to teaching them all the resiliency skills they can't learn in school! And these kids are so stickin' cute too! Listen in and empathize with their early lessons learned from some rookie mistakes! Sponsor: Harris Investigations - www.HarrisInvestigations.net 888-484-9827 Please support our sponsors! Music by - Tee_Wyla www.instagram.com/tee_wyla/
37:23
July 23, 2018
Episode #6 - "But First, John Legend."
Once we get the John Legend stuff out of the way, (Chrissy Teigen is Sara's bff in her head, so if you could share this and tag Chrissy, that would be PERFECT!  Also, John is cool too.  But CHRISSY!) we get into the soul crushing experience of working at a 'real job' that makes you absolutely miserable. Lots of entrepreneurs become entrepreneurs as a result of a low point like this, and Geoffrey Klein of nine dots talks candidly about the depression involved, as well as what it took to get out of the slump and on to the entrepreneurship roller coaster! **Sensitive ear alert! If 'bad words' offend, please listen with caution.** OUR SPONSOR: Law Offices of James V. Monaghan - www.norristownlegal.com  Please support our sponsors! Music by - Tee_Wyla www.instagram.com/tee_wyla/
35:57
July 16, 2018
Episode #5 - Lotsa Eggs, One Basket with Joe Monzo
Admit it. You've done it before, too. "Tomorrow I'll prospect for new clients." "Tomorrow I'll figure out my sales funnels. " And before you know it, tomorrow is here and you've got one big client that's generating 80% of your income...and they want out. That's what happened to Joe Monzo of Monzo Media Productions, and in this episode of The Successfully Screwed Podcast, he tells us how that felt, and the hustling he had to do to figure out what to do next. **Sensitive ear alert! If 'bad words' offend, please listen with caution.** OUR SPONSOR: Dan Collins Painting - www.DanCollinsPainting.com Please support our sponsors! Music by - Tee_Wyla www.instagram.com/tee_wyla/
26:41
July 9, 2018
Episode #4 : Less Than Perfect Partnerships
You know how you get all excited about partnering up with someone, either as a subcontractor, and actual legal business partner, or in some other collaborative way...it's gonna be great, right? Right?!?! Nope. That's what we talk to Michelle McNabb of Emenee Marketing 'n' Events about in this episode, as well as how she learned to figure out who she can work with and who has to go. Make sure you listen for the giveaway! It's a great one for entrepreneurs! Please note - Colorful language in this one. You may not want to listen around sensitive ears. Our sponsor: Your Web Chick - www.yourwebchick.biz Please support our sponsors! Music by - Tee_Wyla www.instagram.com/tee_wyla/
24:14
June 25, 2018
Episode #3: Sometimes Imitation Isn't Flattery, It's Thievery
(Or AKA "B*tch Stole My Idea".
24:52
June 18, 2018
Episode #2 : Out Learn Everybody with David Arena
Conformity is overrated and the road less traveled may not garner approval from everyone, but it can get you where you want to go if you do it right! In this episode, David Arena of Alcove Media tells us about going from authority-resistant teenager to entrepreneur extraordinaire! (Also - the giveaway in this one is awesome! It *just* may 'get lost in the mail'!) Please note - Colorful language in this one. You may not want to listen around sensitive ears. Sponsors: Profound Business Consulting - www.ProfoundBusiness.com Servistree Merchant Services - www.servistree.com Please support our sponsors! Music by - Tee_Wyla www.instagram.com/tee_wyla/
35:43
June 11, 2018
Ep. #1 -Screwedness with Bearj Jehanian
The very first episode of Successfully Screwed Podcast! After some fumbling around...I mean, it's our first episode...give us a minute...we get down and dirty (literally..there's a Mud Run involved) with Bearj Jehanian of BearjSpeaks.com, where he talks about a low point in his entrepreneurial journey that could have derailed EVERYTHING he had already built, and what it took for him to turn those lemons into lemonade (or margaritas, whatever your preference). Listen til the end for his rapid fire questions and what you have to do to get his book and some other cool sh*t! Also, no f-bombs were dropped in the making of this episode. So it's a-okay to listen with the kiddos around. Please support our sponsors! Monzo Media Productions - www.monzomediaproductions.com Alcove Media - www.alcovemedia.com Music by - Tee_Wyla https://www.instagram.com/tee_wyla/
42:45
June 4, 2018
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May 25, 2018
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