Ep. 15: Defining your True Self with Guest Joanna Wilcox

Joanna Wilcox, known on Instagram as @KetoinCanada, never intended to become a social media influencer, but with more than 121K followers, she has done just that. Joanna has shared her weight loss journey and taking on the ketogenic lifestyle for the past two years, inspiring countless people. December 1, 2016 was the first day of this change and she hasn’t looked back since. She talked with us about her story and how she defines success today.

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Ep. 14: Learning to Listen to Your Body with Guest Liz Anthony, That Paleo Girl

Liz Anthony, The Paleo Girl, chatted with me about her own journey with her autoimmune diagnosis. As I told you in Episode 7 (Weak May Die: How a Life Flight Changed My Path), I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease on my 18th birthday. Liz was also diagnosed with lupus at 18 years old and subsequently took a journey to empower herself in making the best choices for her and her health.

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Ep. 13: Focus on Your Passion, Finding a Niche in Photography with Guest Maggie Vander Laan

“I’ve never talked to one person who has told me they regret taking the leap, going full-time with their business,” Maggie Vander Laan said. The South Dakotan Western lifestyle portrait photographer didn’t know how turning her side hustle into a career would turn out. But she has never looked back since taking the big step becoming a full-time photographer. 

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Ep. 12: Prairie Californian, A Blogger's Journey with Guest Jenny Dewey Rohrich

Jenny started a blog detailing her journey moving from California to rural North Dakota that has morphed into a hub for the things she is most passionate about in life: family, food, farming, and her faith.

There are seasons for growth and hustle, and seasons of rest and preparation. While our guest Jenny Dewey Rohrich is raising her 16 month old son Levi, she is in what she considers a quiet season of preparation.

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Ep. 11: Coffee, Conviviality, and Community with Guest Margaret Thompson

Today's episode was unique in several ways, especially because it was our first in-person interview for Success Defined. I found myself in Greeley, Colorado where Margie's Java Joint coffee shop owner Margaret Thompson sat down with me to talk about business ownership, the growing pains of starting a new company, and the unique position she has had in taking over a formerly family owned operation. 

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Ep. 10: The Business of Music with Guest Lance Ruby

We are chatting with guitarist Lance Ruby today about the business of being a musician. He created the music for this podcast and is finishing up his masters degree in jazz performance at the University of Northern Colorado. "Every working musician is an entrepreneur ... because you're working in the business of you."

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Ep. 9: Identifying your Ideal Customer

Who is your ideal customer? This is a question I ask any small business owner who is struggling to reach their audience. I get a lot of different answers to this question. 

Today we're going to really dive deep and discuss why it's so important that you are identifying your ideal customer. You need to know exactly who you're talking to. This should be one of the first steps in business. But oftentimes people wait too long to really define their ideal customer until they’re already months or even years into business. 

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Ep. 8: Faith, Farming, and Family with Guest Caitlin Henderson

Caitlin Henderson, founder of Faith, Farming, and Family, joins us on the podcast today to talk about how she got started, her strategies, and of course: how she defines success. 

Caitlin didn’t grow up on a farm, but married a sixth generation farmer, Jake, to whom she’s been married for eight years. They have three children together, two little boys ages 6 and almost 4, and a little girl who just turned two. They all live on a farm in South-Central Kansas growing wheat, cotton, soybeans, milo, and they run a cow-calf operation. 

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Ep. 7: Weak, May Die: How A Life Flight Changed My Path

When I was a senior in high school my health rapidly declined and I was in and out of hospitals for months as they deciphered my condition, which inevitably changed the course of my life. I was a senior year in high school, running varsity cross country and ready for my varsity basketball season to start when I started to feel sick. I was visiting doctors, chiropractors, and internal specialists to try to figure out what was going on. It was so frustrating to feel unwell and have no answers. 

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Ep 6: Finding Joy with an Agricultural Blogger, with Guest Crystal Blin

After graduation, Crystal decided to start her own blog and called it Crystal Cattle. She wrote a post called, “Everybody thinks they should be a journalist” in response to an anti-agriculture student journalist from the Kansas State college newspaper. She found this journalists work to be unfactual, and wanted to counter those arguments. The blog got a ton of traction and she has continued it for a decade, becoming a place for her to connect with others through her passions.

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Ep. 5: Analyzing Last Year and Our 2019 Forecast

Today we are going to look at what worked in 2018 and what didn’t, and where we’re headed in 2019. In 2018, we transitioned to more people in the office instead of employees working virtually. I love the idea of virtual employees and we still have some phenomenal virtual employees on the KRose team. But we realized some positions needed to be in-house. We added a full-time business manager, Rachel and we also added a full-time designer, Jim, who are both in-house.

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Ep. 4: Feel Like a Winner with Guest Cody Creelman, Cow Vet

On the latest episode, we chat with Cody Creelman, who is a beef cattle veterinarian from Alberta, Canada. He joined Veterinary AgriHealth Services — where he’s still practicing — as soon as he was out of veterinary school. After developing his digital marketing knowledge, Cody started vlogging as the “Cow Vet”. Learn how Cody defines his wins and why work/life balance is an illusion.

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Ep.3: The Business of Photography with Guest Andy Austin

You don't know you've had your "big break" until it's already happened.

That's what our guest Andy Austin tells us in this episode. He got his start in photography rather anonymously. A photo he took of the MSU Bobcat Stadium blew up on social media. But since he was a football player for the school, he couldn't promote his own business with his name attached. Listen in to hear his story.

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Ep. 2: Understanding Facebook: Get Your Business Seen

Does keeping up with the Facebook algorithm and marketing your Facebook business page make you want to pull your hair out?
You are not alone. Facebook is changing and improving their algorithm constantly. Join in on this episode of Success Defined to learn the ins and outs of the algorithm, how to get your business seen, and some troubleshooting advice.

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Ep. 1: Honoring Creativity as a Silversmith with Guest Nevada Watt

Nevada Watt discusses her start in the silversmith trade and developing her western traditional & cultural style. On today’s episode, we talk with her and discover how the search for joy has mapped her successful career. She strives to be original and creative, avoiding copying other designers work and the comparison game. Learn more about Nevada and her definition of success.

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