Things I Can’t Get Enough of Spring 2018 Reviews

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I haven’t done one of these in a while, but I felt like I needed to because there is so much I’ve been loving lately and wanted to make sure you had a chance to check it out.

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help‎


So as many of you know I have generalized anxiety. Because of this and other reasons I regularly go to therapy. My therapist recommended I read this book. Full disclosure a few months ago it was the deal of the day on Audible, I considered it but decided not to get it. To quote Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, “Big mistake. Huge.”

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So I had to use a full credit for it but still worth it. This book really opened my eyes to the way I am in relationships and why things haven’t worked out in the past.

Proud Mary Taraji P Henson

So when I decided to write a new Things I Can’t Get Enough of it was because of Proud Mary, then I realized if I was being honest I just love Taraji P Henson. Between Baby Boy, Empire and her memoir, Round The Way Girl, I find myself interested in anything she is apart of. She is brilliant, funny, strong, talented and just an inspiration.

Jessica Jones

So I’m so late to the game on this. As a huge Krysten Ritter fan, I can’t tell you what took me so long to jump on the Jessica Jones wagon, but I finally started season 1 (yes 1, you read that correctly). It’s so good! If you haven’t watched it yet, check it out. Also, bonus if you’re late like me you have two full seasons. Original fans had to wait over a year for season 2 of the show.

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Alexa and Katie

This show hit me like a ton of bricks. On Good Friday we got off of work early and the next thing I knew I was on my sofa and 3 hours in! I watched the whole first season in a day. Alexa is starting high school after a summer of fighting cancer. By her side is her next door neighbor and best friend, Katie. It gives you all the feels and is funny. Also, a bonus for all us 80s/90s kids Tiffani Amber Thiessen plays Alexa’s mom… yes, Kelly Kapowski! Great show to watch with the fam or by yourself as a 28-year-old who enjoys clean humor as much as she loves raunchy comedy.
It’s already been renewed!!!!

Zach Morris is Trash and A Very Special Episode

Shout out to my client Sarah at Adulting With ADHD for introducing me to this. The geniuses at Funny or Die dissect our favorite shows from the 80s/90s. In one web series, he explains why Zach Morris from Saved By The Bell wasn’t really the story’s hero, but it’s villain. Then in A Very Special Episode, he breaks down those “serious” episodes of our favorite light-hearted classics in a hilarious way. Here are my favorite episodes of each. Don’t take it too seriously it’s funny. Also any time, I’m feeling down these always make me laugh. ADULT LANGUAGE WARNING!!!

The ‘Family Ties’ When Tom Hanks Was A Raging Alcoholic

The Time Zack Morris Gave Himself A Homeless Girl For Christmas

The Guild

recently Audible’s Daily Deal (Can you tell I have an audible problem?) was Felicia Day’s book “You’re never weird on the internet” this lead me to her web show, The Guild. This show is so funny and awkward but awesome. I’m not a gamer. I do like the occasional Call of Duty session and am great at Bubble Mania but not a gamer, and I still enjoy this show. Bonus: The episodes are hella short, and you can probably finish a season on your lunch break.

The Last Black Unicorn


I’ve been a Tiffany Haddish fan since watching her on The Carmichael Show the past few years but over the past year she has taken her career to a whole new level and I’m happy for her. In her book The Last Black Unicorn she shares her life story and talks about everything from the wart she had on her head, not knowing how to read in high school and using a Groupon to tour New Orleans swamps with Will and Jada. It’s hilarious, motivating and entertaining from start to finish.

Black Panther

I could write an entire post about how amazing black panther was. I don’t go to the theaters often, but this was a movie I had to support. The entire cast was amazing…P.S. if you know Michael B. Jordan, give him my number I think we’d be happy together. I can’t even put into words what this film meant to me. If you haven’t seen it go do it now. Wakanda Forever!

Star

So I’ve been a fan of Empire since season one, and when I heard about Lee Daniel’s Star, I knew I needed to add it to my DVR. I seriously enjoyed the first season, but the 2nd is even better. The music is amazing, and the characters are so complex. It’s always beautiful watching someone chase a dream.

The Confused Millennial Podcast

Obviously, I’m a fan of audio entertainment so when I heard my friend Rachel was coming out with a podcast I was super excited. What makes it different? sometimes her husband Eric joins her behind the mic and that makes for some interesting banner. If you’re a young adult figuring your life out, this podcast is for you.
Check out my interview with Rachel, Embracing the Confusion on Creatives Crushing Anxiety here.

Superstore

If you are one of the millions who would freak out if The Office got taken off of Netflix, then you need to watch Superstore. It’s basically The Office, minus the mockumentary style and the office setting. Instead of following coworkers around an office building you follow them around the superstore they work in call Cloud 9. This ensemble cast is lead by America Ferrera and is hilarious!

Reboots – Roseanne and Will And Grace

I know there has been a lot of crap about the Roseanne and Trump thing but, to be honest. It seems really realistic that that character would have voted for him. I remember watching it growing up, and they’ve done a great job staying true to the original series.
I didn’t watch Will and Grace until college. When I met the Will to my Grace, we proceeded to watch all ten seasons on DVD, and since then the show has always held a special place in my heart. So when it came back, I was ecstatic.

SPOILER ALERT: I was always curious because the original series ends with Will and Grace not talking for 18 years and then reconnecting when they take their kids to college. So I was curious how the show would come back, well they handled that quick by saying it never happened and just picking back up ten years after the series ended. It’s just as hilarious as ever.

For the People

I am a Shonda fan, and I love how this show is a mix of early Grey’s Anatomy meets How to Get Away With Murder. While it had a bumpy start, it got really interesting, and I already have favorite characters. What’s it about? Brand new baby lawyers are trying to get experience and make a name for themselves in the legal world.

Everything Sucks

It’s bittersweet to add this one to the list. Because since it premiered, it has been canceled by Netflix. Had this been a network show I might have hoped Netflix would have seen how amazing it was and opened its doors to it. This show was real and sad and funny, and all the things that being a young teenager are. R.I.P Everything Sucks. Your cancellation sucked.

So tell me have you watched/listened to/read any of the things mentioned above. What did you enjoy the past few months? Tell me in the comments.

Healthy Inside and Out With Emily From Life In Spandex

In this episode of Creatives Crushing Anxiety, I chat with my friend Emily. Emily is the certified personal trainer behind the website, Life in Spandex. We talk about how she balances everything, her tips for being the healthiest version of yourself and so much more. This is an episode for all my strong #bossbabes!

In this episode:

  • How she balances a full-time job, her business and staying healthy.
  • We talk about getting healthy for the right reason.
  • Why she choose to be open about her heartbreak.
  • The lessons heartbreak taught her and how she applies them to her new relationship.
  • Why you need to identify your emotional triggers.
  • What she thinks everyone should start doing to take better care of themselves.

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No matter where you’re at in your life you’re worth taking care of your body. Click To Tweet The better that I take care of my body and my mind the better the rest of my life falls into place. Click To Tweet By being in tune with ourselves we can be better professionals, better moms, better partners, better sisters, better daughters. Click To Tweet You don’t want to restrict how you’re feeling but you want to understand it. Click To Tweet Your story isn’t for everyone and that is okay. Click To Tweet Emily the founder of Life in Spandex, describes her Sweat and Eat guides for a healthier and happier life. -- @life_in_spandex Click To Tweet What will help you adhere to a lifestyle is abstract. You can’t put science on it. That is something you really have to find for yourself. - Emily Click To Tweet Take away the all or nothing mentality when it comes to healthy eating. - @life_in_spandex Click To Tweet How can you be the best version of you and have gratitude for that being the best version of you? - @Life_In_Spandex Click To Tweet Taking care of our bodies doesn’t mean looking a certain way, it’s about feeling a certain way? Click To Tweet We don’t stop working out because we age. We age because we stop working out. @Life_In_Spandex shares one of her favorite quotes in episode 35. Click To Tweet Whatever it is, it will be there tomorrow. Click To Tweet

More about Emily:

At Life in Spandex, I help young women find self-confidence in their bodies, careers, relationships, and minds through easy, healthy eating tips and recipes, quick, do-anywhere workouts, and my own life experiences as a fitness professional and a strong-minded, passionate, and sometimes totally spastic millennial woman.  From moms, professional women, college students, to dreamers, Life in Spandex Ladies are the ultimate #bossbabes. They manage to make time for self-care despite their crazy schedules because they realize how much easier and more fun life feels when they are their healthiest selves.

 

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Healthy Through Heartbreak

Headspace

Gaining Weight Is Cool

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What is your favorite part of your body?

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What is the one food you’d never want to give up?

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What Happens When I Hire Someone to Create My Workflows

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So you need to set up your systems. When you run an online business there a lot of moving parts. One of the most complicated being your workflows. While workflows are complicated the great thing about them is once you set them up your life will be much easier. If you’re thinking about hiring someone to take it off your plate you might have questions.

I get it, the idea of giving your systems over to someone else to set up is a bit of a catch 22. You’re excited to get them set up and not having to worry about doing it yourself but you’re also nervous because your business is your baby and so much of what you do is in your brain. How can an outsider understand that? How do they know the intricate parts of what you do? Well today, I’m going to break down the process of having someone else set up your business workflows.

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Step one: You’ve found the magical human who will make your systems make sense. Yay! The first thing that will happen is you’ll hop on a call. I prefer to use Zoom because I can record the calls and share screens. This is vital because chances are there are a lot of little things you do when you’re onboarding a client and being able to go back and watch the call is huge for making sure nothing is left out or forgotten. During the call, your systems specialist will ask you about everything you do when working with a client, the emails you send, the payment schedules, your welcome package. No detail is too small! A quick reminder email about your first call, a job is closed and thank you email, no detail is too small to discuss with your systems strategist.

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Step two: At the end of the call your systems strategist will set the expectation of when you can expect your workflows for review. They will also tell you what they need to get them done, for example, email templates, Dubsado logins, etc

Step three: Once you send over any logins needed this is when your system specialist gets to work. Personally, when I set up a client’s workflows, I don’t like to change anything until it’s been approved. I write out each step of the workflow including the triggers for automation, email templates needed, payment dates and more in an easy to read list.

Here is an example:

  • Client fills out lead form on website
  • Client gets an email that their lead form has been received with a link to Calendly to schedule a call.
  • Workflow is paused.
  • After call happens, administrator manually triggers the contract and invoice (if a good fit)
  • Once the client signs the contract and pays the required payment
  • They receive a thank you email and welcome package to talk about next steps and schedule the first session.
  • 30 days out client receives monthly invoice
  • 60 days out client receives monthly invoice
  • 90 days out client receives monthly invoice
  • 92 days after contract is signed client receives email about continuing working together on package level 2
  • If client doesn’t sign new contract within 3 weeks they receive an email asking for a review
  • 6 months after original contract is signed client receives a “checking in” email.

This is just an example your processes may be simpler or more complex.

Step four: After I’ve done this for all agreed upon workflows I sent to the client for review. This is your chance to ask for any missing information or anything you’d like to ask or are curious if you need. I also make a list of anything I need from you to complete the project, for example, if I suggest an email 30 days into the contract I will ask if you have a template I can use or how you would like the email to read.

Step five: After the client approves the workflow, I implement them into their CRM system.

Step six: It is recommended that the client runs any tests they deem necessary. I don’t perform tests because often to trigger certain sections of the workflow payments are required and it can get sticky.

Side note: One way around this is to create a fake coupon code in your CRM system that is worth the price of the package to avoid messing up your books or losing money. You may think that if you are paying yourself to test a workflow it’s okay because the money is coming back to you. Remember most (all?) payment systems charge a fee so you end up losing some of that money when testing your systems, avoid that and do the coupon code instead.

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Step seven: The job is closed and I ask if the client has gotten all of their concerns addressed.

Step eight: You have running systems and aren’t constantly stuck reinventing the wheel.

 

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Systems Audit Work with me to get your workflows user-friendly! 

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  • Are your workflows set up?
  • What CRM system do you lose
  • Was setting up your systems easy or hard for you?
  • Breaking down steps is easy for some people are you one of them?