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Defining “Enough” and Reflecting on She Builds’ First Year

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This week, I’m sharing a behind-the-scenes peek of my book being out in the world for one year. In this Lead with Love podcast episode, you’ll hear a fun conversation with one of my closest friends Nikki Elledge Brown where I share the lessons I learned and what “enough” really means to me.

Nikki is a mom of three known online for her practical teaching style and refreshingly honest reflections on the realities of parenthood and entrepreneurship. She's a speaker, teacher, author, and mentor who quickly built a name (+ highly profitable business) for herself by helping service-based business owners communicate with clarity and confidence through her first online program, A Course About Copy®.

Nikki launched the Naptime Empires® podcast (soon to be book!) for entrepreneurial moms chasing big dreams and tiny humans. You can find her most recent musings in her audio-note-style On Her Terms podcast or over at nikkielledgebrown.com

“I’m not trying to be big or expand, I just want enough of what I’m already doing. Then I can test my capacity when I reach that ‘enough number’ in this season and see how that feels.”


What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)

  • How a co-working session with Nikki led to the recording of this episode and the intention we both have by sharing my book lessons and reflections [1:13]
  • A few of the highlights from my first year of being a solo published author and how my goals and pace with this book differ from that of other authors [6:18]
  • How having the book out has made the front-end experience easier for new clients who start working with me [12:56]
  • The feedback I’m getting on what has resonated the most with people who read the book [17:24]
  • What I have done to establish a sustainable pace when bringing She Builds to the world and a closer look at my quarterly planning process that I share in the book [19:54]
  • A sneak peek at what’s on the horizon for me in 2024 and how I plan to grow the She Builds Collective, all while ensuring it remains a cozy and intimate space for everyone who joins [32:33]
  • What the L.O.V.E framework that I talk about in She Builds is all about [37:30]

Resources + links mentioned:

» Nikki Elledge Brown WebsiteInstagram

» Naptime Empires Podcast

» Naptime Empires: Building an Empire with Intention with Jadah Sellner

» Welcome to the Lead with Love Podcast with Jadah Sellner and Nikki Elledge Brown

» Refining Your EFF Management System with Nikki Elledge Brown

» Book Celebrations and ‘Confidence Cooties’ with My BFF

» She Builds Collective

Key Quotes:

  • “We have very ambitious friends in our business bestie friend group, so that goal is [being a] New York Times bestseller, and lots of money and time, years before the book comes out. Then they go full force when the book comes out. I knew that wasn’t the pace I wanted to do.” [Jadah, 8:33]
  • “It was just so cool to be able to have people gathering in one of my client’s brick-and-mortar studios, talking about anti-hustle and how to build our businesses differently with love.” [Jadah, 9:49]
  • “For myself, I have my ‘enough number’ and I don’t feel like I have to break myself in order to reach it.” [Jadah, 19:13]
  • “What I do is I’m assessing my energy and my capacity, and when I say burnout is not an option it’s just that is intention, but it doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen.” [Jadah, 21:09]
  • “There’s so many uncertain things that come into our life and flow, and if we want to honor the totality and the fullness of our lives, then we have to give ourselves permission to expand the timeline. So, [it’s] not putting a timeline on your dreams, but we can put a timeline on our actions.” [Jadah, 29:33]
  • “Jadah has really mastered the art of creating an environment and a vibe. It’s one of her highest values and innate talents of creating sensory experiences where people feel safe to share their big stuff.” [Nikki, 31:02]
  • “I’m not trying to be big or expand, I just want enough of what I’m already doing. Then I can test my capacity when I reach that ‘enough number’ in this season and see how that feels.” [Jadah, 36:36]

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