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The social media tools I use and why

Social media is vital for modern creative businesses. Learn all about the tools I use, and my whole social media marketing plan at TaraSwiger.com/podcast169/

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Why and how do I share so much content on so many different channels? Today I'm answering your question about my own marketing plan.

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How to listen

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  • You can listen to it using the player above or download it.
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How (and why) my business has changed over the years: an inside look

Businesses evolve over time. Over 11 years of owning and running a creative biz, mine has evolved a lot, but the core message has always remained the same. Learn how (and why) my creative business has changed over the years, and get a peak inside how I do thinks at TaraSwiger.com/podcast168/

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I started my first business in 2006. 11 years later, it’s changed a lot on the outside, but the overarching themes and my own Mission have remained surprisingly cohesive.

Today, we’ll look at how the message and intention have remained the same while the delivery has changed.

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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.

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The Adventures

Here’s a round-up of what I saw, did, and read this month! Follow my Instagram Stories for in-the-moment photos + videos. You can find years of Adventures here.

The News:

The View:

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The Finds:

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I'm eating:

 

What did you read, listen to and eat last month? Come tell me on Facebook!

Happiness and Radical Responsibility

Happiness isn’t something that “just happens.” You have the power to change your mindset, and spend more of your time feeling happy. Learn how to shift your perspective, and why happiness is essential to success in your creative biz at TaraSwiger.com/podcast167

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Let’s talk more about happiness and work – how to shift your perceptions, so that you can get more done.

A grumpy person doesn't get much work done. A person who is focused on all the reasons something WON'T work doesn't make much progress towards making it work. The good news is: you're in charge of this.

You are responsible for your perception and your attitude. And that, in turn, affects how smart and hard you work, and that affects your results.

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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.

 

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How to make every day a great day

Your happiness is one of the keys to success in your creative busness. Learn how to set up your day to be a great day, every day at TaraSwiger.com/podcast166

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“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” -Albert Schweitzer

Today I share my own morning routine, and how it reflects habits that increase happiness. We’re also going to talk about the role of happiness in your business and how it can help you do what you do.

I use essential oils to help me create habits, have a great morning, and shift my mood. If you wanna learn more about the oils I mention in this episode, join me for a free workshop tomorrow!

Links Mentioned

Recommended Reading

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!).

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How to stay on top of your accounting

So, not to freak you out or anything, but tax season is coming. And I'm a little overwhelmed by how many people are saying things like, just worked on my taxes for 10 hours. WHAT?! Doing your taxes and tracking your business numbers does NOT need to take a million hours. In today's episode, I'll talk about exactly how I did my accounting for years while running my business. Download the transcript (using the form at the bottom of this page!) and I'll also send you a link to the video I made about the accounting software I use now and show you how it's saving me tons of time over my previous method of accounting! Listen in at TaraSwiger.com/podcast149/

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So, not to freak you out or anything, but tax season is coming. And I'm a little overwhelmed by how many people are saying things like, just worked on my taxes for 10 hours. WHAT?! Doing your taxes and tracking your business numbers does NOT need to take a million hours.

In today's episode, I'll talk about exactly how I did my accounting for years while running my business. Download the transcript (using the form at the bottom of this page!) and I'll also send you a link to the video I made about the accounting software I use now and show you how it's saving me tons of time over my previous method of accounting!

Resources:

  • Pay Yourself is open! Join us here.
  • The list of expense categories from the IRS is here.
  • Sign up at the bottom of this post to get the transcript with a link to my accounting software video!

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!).

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What I’m reading – July 2017

follow my enthusiasm by reading…a lot. And once a month, I share (some of) the books I read last month and the books I intend to read this month. You can join the informal book club by sharing your own list with me on Facebook and find all the posts here.

(The usual disclaimer applies.)

What I read

What I’m reading

I need some more recommendations! Tell me on Twitter or Facebook!

  Here’s to another great month of reading!

What I read last July.

And in July 2015, 2014, and 2013!

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Your questions answered: making friends, failed launches, and why you need a business profile

Your Questions Answered: making creative biz friends, failed product launches, why you need a social media business profile. Find the answers at TaraSwiger.com/podcast164

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Today I'm answering questions from my Instagram followers (to get your questions answered, be sure you're following me!). Today we'll cover:

  • Making friends
  • Failed launches
  • Why you need a business profile

Resources:

Check out these awesome creative businesses:

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!).

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Behind the Scenes at TNNA

Want to know what it's like at a trade show? In this video I walk the floor at The National NeedleArts Association trade show and talk to a few vendors.

2017 is halfway over. How about your goals?

How are your goals for 2017 coming along? Get my free worksheet to review your yearly creative biz goals at TaraSwiger.com/podcast163/

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It's the halfway point of 2017!

How are your goals coming? Are you halfway through your goals? Or can you see how you're building momentum and will be there soon?

Or, are you realizing that you're NOT halfway to your goals?

Today we're going to talk about what to do about the goals you haven't reached and how to reset your goals and process, so you can get where you wanna go by the end of the year.

Links 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.

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