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208: How to get stuff done when you don’t want to

As creative business owners we know that our best work comes from when we’re most enthusiastic about our work. But that doesn’t mean we can sit around and wait for enthusiasm to strike. Learn how to get things done in your biz even when you don’t feel like it at TaraSwiger.com/podcast208

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This week I'm going to talk about something I haven't figured out yet. I'm still working on it, and I know we ALL go through it. How do you get stuff done when you really don't feel it and when you know your best work comes from your enthusiasm?

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207: The emotional side of uncertainty

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How do you deal with the emotional high and lows in your business? We talked about how to deal with financial uncertainty in your biz, but how about the emotional side of it?

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206: Combat Information Overwhelm: your questions answered

There is TONS of information out there. You could learn almost anything about anything with a quick search. But how do you not get overwhelmed by all the information and focus on your goals? Learn how to defeat information overwhelm at TaraSwiger.com/podcast206

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Books! Podcasts! Classes! How do you handle Information overwhelm? How do you learn what you need to learn and not just totally sidetracked and overwhelmed? Today I’m answering a listener’s question on how to avoid information overwhelm.

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205: What I’m Reading: April 2018

I explore my enthusiasm by reading… a lot. Learn all about the books I’ve been enjoying over the last month at TaraSwiger.com/podcast205

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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’m reading

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204: Dealing with uncertainty: Your questions answered

Business has lots of ups and downs to it, but there are ways to bring a little bit more certainty into your creative business. Learn more about this at TaraSwiger.com/podcast204

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How do you manage the uncertainty and slow times in your business? Today I’m answering a question from listener Kristina.

Kristina’s question: How do you handle uncertainty in your business? I have up months and down months.

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203: Advice to a new business owner: Your question answered

Starting a creative business is never easy, and you’re bound to run into a few bumps along the way. Learn all about the advice I would give myself as a new business owner at TaraSwiger.com/podcast203

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What would I go back in time to tell myself, right as I was starting my first business? Today I’m answering a listener’s question and traveling back in time to give myself advice!

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202: Best Advice Ever: Your questions answered

Building a creative business is not always easy. Learn all about the best business advice I’ve ever received at TaraSwiger.com/podcast202

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What's the best piece of advice I've received for my business? Today I'm answering a question from one of the listeners to talk about three different pieces of advice that have shaped my business.

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How I quit my day job series, written in 2009:

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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

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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: http://taraswiger.com/starshipbiz

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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

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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.

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

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Intro to Essential Oils
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195: Your Questions Answered

Answering TONS of listener questions all about running a creative business on this week’s episode of #ExploreYourEnthusiasm. Listen in at TaraSwiger.com/podcast195

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In this week's episode I'm answering your questions!

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