Business Episodes

Sept. 13, 2022

Self Help, LLC: Selling Empowerment with Kelly Diels

Is this really what empowerment looks like?

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Sept. 6, 2022

EP 392: Self Help, LLC: Winners & Losers

Are we all in the self-help business now?

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June 14, 2022

EP 386: Extra Context: Getting Paid

How can we think more strategically about the way we get paid as business owners & independent workers?

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May 17, 2022

EP 382: Context Clues: What makes for a fair refund policy?

Does your refund policy help you make sales... or do right by your customers?

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May 10, 2022

EP 381: What happens when you take a 4-month break from business as u…

At the end of 2021, I stepped away from my business: left our community, off-boarded my employee to another company, and focused on my mental health. Over the next 4 months, I wrote a book and thought about what might …

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April 5, 2022

EP 380: When does overdelivering become overcompensating? with Alliso…

I’m sure you’ve heard it before: underpromise and overdeliver. But is that really the best way to do business? Or does it just give us a permission slip for self-exploitation? When does overdelivering become overcompensating? And when does being ge

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Feb. 22, 2022

EP 374: How do you measure quality time? with Elisabeth Jackson (Time…

There’s more than one way to measure success—and there’s more than one way to measure time. How do you account for the time you spend working? And is it really the most effective—for you—to spend it? In other words, what …

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Jan. 11, 2022

EP 368: What Does Growth Without Striving Look Like? with Rita Barry

“What does growth without striving look like?” Rita Barry posed this question 3 years ago, and it’s stuck with me ever since. In this episode, I talk with Rita about the journey she’s been on to answer that question as …

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Dec. 14, 2021

EP 367: Moving Into A New Chapter with Darden Creative Founder Tamera…

In This Episode: * Why Darden Creative founder Tamera Darden decided to shut down her business at the end of 2022—and how that decision evolved* How she wrestled with the practical, emotional, and financial questions around this big decision* The

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Nov. 30, 2021

EP 365: Asking Abundant Questions To Solve Business Challenges

I always hesitate to talk about practicing an “abundance mindset…” …because it so quickly veers into positive vibes only, charge what you’re worth, girl, wash your face territory. And to my mind, that territory is steeped in scarcity and its

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Nov. 23, 2021

EP 364: The Abundant Value of Virtual Assistants with Janice Plado D…

In This Episode: * Consultant and virtual assistant Janice Plado Dalager joins Tara for a conversation about the unique skill set that virtual assistants and other support professionals bring to small businesses* How VAs end up mistreated by entre

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Oct. 26, 2021

EP 360: Slowing Down To Make Sustainable Choices

I am a fast person. I walk fast. Cook fast. Write fast. Talk fast. Work out fast. It’s like I’m always moving towards some urgent need or trying to escape some impending disaster. So I’ve been working on slowing down …

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Oct. 19, 2021

EP 359: Operating An Ethical Business With the ethical move Founder A…

In This Episode: * Why brand strategist Alice Karolina created the ethical move, which helps small business owners navigate building more ethical marketing and sales systems* How the ethical move evolves as they practice reflection and collaborati

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Sept. 28, 2021

EP 356: Creating A System Of Care

Systems have a reputation. If you’ve ever thought to yourself, as I have, “Oh, I’m just not a systems person,” you might know what I mean. Often, the way we talk about systems is tangled up in talk about software, …

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Sept. 14, 2021

EP 354: Making Sales A System With Coach Pony Founder Christie Mims

In This Episode: * Why Coach Pony founder Christie Mims uses 2 “competing” sales funnels to accommodate for different ways of buying* How she melds both sales automation and a human approach to produce 7+ figure sales* The nuts & …

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