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Month: March 2018

200: Episode 200 Call in show!

This week on #ExploreYourEnthusiasm it’s episode 200, and is a call in show! Listen to answers to other listener’s questions at TaraSwiger.com/podcast200

It’s my 200th episode! To celebrate let’s hear from you, the listeners!

Thanks so much to the callers who left a message!

To celebrate this milestone, I’m opening the Starship for just three days. Learn more and join here: https://taraswiger.com/starshipbiz

How to listen

  • You can subscribe to it on iTunes (If you do, leave a review!)
  • You can listen to it using the player above or download it.
  • Subscribe or listen via Stitcher (or subscribe in whatever you use for podcasts – just search “Explore Your Enthusiasm” and it should pop up!).

Find all the podcast episodes here.

Welcome! // WEEKLY VLOG

Hello and welcome! I'm Tara Swiger and I help makers and artists create sustainable businesses through teaching biz foundations and confidence and mindset tools. I do that through my podcasts, workshops online and around the world, and the tools I offer: books, online community and essential oils.

My podcasts are Explore Your Enthusiasm, which is weekly lessons on how to build your business and comes out every Wednesday, and Essential Enthusiasm, which is a weekly conversation about how to take care of yourself and your emotional wellbeing, so you can do the work you want to do, it comes out every Friday.

The principles of what we do here:
1. You are your most valuable resource – so take care of your emotional, mental and physical wellbeing.
2. Your enthusiasm is your best business advisor. You won't go wrong if you follow it.
3. After you learn the foundations of your business: profitability, marketing message and a workday that works for you, everything after that is about experimenting. Your business is an experiment and no one can tell you what will definitely work.
4. Trusting yourself is the key to loving your business.

Find out more about me here at TaraSwiger.com or follow me on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/taraswiger.

199: Interview with Tara

Building a successful creative business is not easy! In this interview, I talk about the mindset shifts I had to make to build my business, the lessons I'm learning and what I'm most enthusiastic about right now. Listen in at TaraSwiger.com/podcast199

In celebration of my 200th episode, Joeli Kelly is interviewing me! We talk about the mindset shifts I had to make to build this business, the lessons I'm learning and what I'm most enthusiastic about right now.

Links I mentioned:

How to listen

  • You can subscribe to it on iTunes (If you do, leave a review!)
  • You can listen to it using the player above or download it.
  • Subscribe or listen via Stitcher (or subscribe in whatever you use for podcasts – just search “Explore Your Enthusiasm” and it should pop up!).

Find all the podcast episodes here.

198: The power of knowing your numbers

Do you ever feel uncertain about the money side of your creative biz? Learn how to banish that uncertainty by knowing the power of your numbers at TaraSwiger.com/podcast198

Knowing your numbers is powerful. By knowing your profit margins and your goals, you can make a monthly, weekly, and daily plan of exactly what you need to do in order to make the amount of money you need to make. So stop flailing around and get knowledgeable, so you can spend your time as effectively as possible.

Links I mentioned:

  • Pay Yourself
  • Call in and leave a message and we'll include it on the 200th EYE show:
    (567) 393-8272

How to listen

  • You can subscribe to it on iTunes (If you do, leave a review!)
  • You can listen to it using the player above or download it.
  • Subscribe or listen via Stitcher (or subscribe in whatever you use for podcasts – just search “Explore Your Enthusiasm” and it should pop up!).

Find all the podcast episodes here.

Trip to the Northwest // WEEKLY VLOG

This week I'm talking about my trip to Seattle and surrounding area to meet up with a couple of my Starship captains and teach essential oil workshops.

Get more goodness and support the podcast: http://patreon.com/taraswiger

You can also find me on Instagram as @taraswiger, I'd love to see what you're working on — use #exploreyourenthusiasm to share!

Music: DJ Quads, https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads

197: Pressure to be perfect

Do you ever feel the pressure to be “perfect” on social media? Learn what to do when that happens, so you can continue building a creative biz that you love at TaraSwiger.com/podcast197

There is no pressure to be perfect.

Because of Instagram and Pinterest, I feel like I have to have it all together – I need to take prettier pictures, I need to have the perfect house, I need to only be eating organic greens and homemade cupcakes with handmade banners on them!

Do you know that feeling? Are you feeling pressured by Instagram to pretend like your life is perfect? Let’s talk about your own role in this pressure.

Links I mentioned:

If you're in/around… Arlington, Bremerton, or Seattle, WA

I'm going to be with you this weekend! I would love to see you!

Natural Solutions for knitters (and all crafters!)
March 8
Perfectly Knotty, Arlington, WA
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/144490012913953/

Rest + Roll: an essential oil Make + Take for moms
March 9th
Bremerton, WA
Details and RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/577730082584678/

Essential oils 101
March 9th
Bremerton, WA
Details and RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/179010709384128/

Intro to Essential Oils
March 10, 11am
Cherry Street Coffeehouse
Seattle, WA
Details and RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1619180364856422/

How to listen

  • You can subscribe to it on iTunes (If you do, leave a review!)
  • You can listen to it using the player above or download it.
  • Subscribe or listen via Stitcher (or subscribe in whatever you use for podcasts – just search “Explore Your Enthusiasm” and it should pop up!).

Find all the podcast episodes here.

Midwest Craft Con 2018 // WEEKLY VLOG

This week I'm talking about my trip to Midwest Craft Con, the classes I taught, my lifetime achievement award, and upcoming travel.

Upcoming events:

Natural Solutions for knitters (and all crafters!)
March 8
Perfectly Knotty, Arlington, WA
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/144490012913953/

Rest + Roll: An essential oil Make + Take for moms
March 9th
Bremerton, WA
Details and RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/577730082584678/

Essential oils 101
March 9th
Bremerton, WA
Details and RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/179010709384128/

Intro to Essential Oils
March 10, 11am
Cherry Street Coffeehouse Seattle, WA
Details and RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1619180364856422/

Get more goodness and support the podcast: https://patreon.com/taraswiger

You can also find me on Instagram as @taraswiger, I'd love to see what you're working on — use #exploreyourenthusiasm to share!