Weddings for Real

Episodes of the Weddings for Real Podcast

120: The 4 People You Need in Your Circle of Trust

Do you have a circle of trust?  A proverbial board of advisors?  I do and it’s made up of a diverse group of people from my life who each know me in a different way and who I trust and respect their voice as someone I want to hear their insight on when it comes…

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119: Preventing Squirrel Brain: Time Blocking and Productivity Tips from Brandee Gaar

Do you suffer from squirrel brain?  Symptoms include not being able to get $h!t done because your mind is wandering off in so many different directions on calls you need to make or emails you need to send or big picture ideas or whatever else that’s on your mind and all of a sudden you’ve…

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118: 3 Cash Flow and Tax Mistakes You’re Making in Your Wedding Business, with Braden Drake

Today we’re talking to Braden Drake, who describes himself as “your gay best friend, but also an attorney who’s going to help you with your taxes.” Braden somehow manages to make a boring (yet super-important) topic actually interesting, and gives us 3 mistakes we’re probably making with our cash flow and taxes. On the show,…

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117: 8 Quick Tips to Audit Your Website for Booking Season

Join me on this solo episode where I give you 8 quick and easy (yet important and impactful) tips to audit your website, just in time for engagement season. This episode is brought to you by The Planner’s Vault, my online membership site for wedding planners who are hungry to grow, ready to hustle, and…

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116: Words Matter: Inclusive Language in the Wedding Industry, with Taylor Griffith from Lemon Tree Editorial

Today we’re talking all about inclusive language – what to say and what not to say in what has historically been a very bride centric, straight, thin, pretty, white, and rich industry. As Taylor Griffith from Lemon Tree Editorial points out, that’s not what the world looks like, so it’s time to make some changes…

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115: Tips for Improving Your Wedding Consultations, with Sam Jacobson

Today we’re talking to Sam Jacobson from Ideaction Consulting about the sales process, how to empathize with your clients right now and what you should NOT be doing when it comes to the initial consultation….and Sam’s going to be sharing some easy actionable shifts you can make ASAP.  If you remember, Sam was on the…

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114: Is Work/Life Balance Possible in the Wedding Industry?

Join me on this solo episode where I give you 7 tips for balancing it all – life, business, family, personal pursuits. We’re all works in progress, and no one has figured it out, but I have some ideas that can help. This episode is brought to you by The Planner’s Vault, my online membership…

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113: What is Entrepreneurship Costing You? (She Creates Business Podcast with Kinsey Roberts)

Today we’re sharing an episode previously published on the She Creates Business Podcast with Kinsey Roberts. From SCB: I’m honored to welcome back to the podcast, my friend and fellow podcaster, Megan Gillikin. Megan and I have recently had many, hard, and truthful conversations about what owning a business and being entrepreneurs have cost us….

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112: How are You Diversifying to Survive 2020 and Thrive in 2021?

It’s August 2020, five months removed from our two-week pause that we were supposed to have in March.  That’s about half of your year that has probably gone up in flames, and let’s be honest, you’re probably not going to meet your goals for 2020. So what are you doing about it? What’s your pivot?…

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Bonus: Come Join The Planner’s Vault – Free Survival Guide Training August 5th

The Planner’s Vault Reopen Webinar Have your wedding planning goals gone up in flames in 2020? Come join me Wednesday, Aug 5th at 8:30 pm EST for a free training on How to Stay Alive & Thrive During The Most Important Engagement Season of Your Career Despite Pandemics, Cancellations, & Reschedules – YIKES! On this…

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