If You Don’t Put Yourself Out There, You’ll Be Right Where You Are Today

Welcome to the second season of I’ll Make This Brief! I’m joined by Nikki Butler, founder of Nikki Butler Media, to talk about taking the leap, overcoming impostor syndrome, and learning to evolve. We discuss what it looks like to reconnect with your passion and the ‘why’ behind your business.   We’re both big believers in taking imperfect action in order to get more clarity around our big ideas, and we talk about how that mindset has helped us grow as multi-passionate entrepreneurs. At the end of the episode, I dig into today’s legal brief, which is all about the value of owning your own brand and trademarking early on in your business journey.    IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT: How to launch a podcast and maintain momentum  The importance of getting into the flow of your business  Finding ways to pivot instead of completely quit  Recognizing when you’re limiting yourself and making excuses as a safeguard for failure  My recommendation for anyone who has an idea for a company name and hasn’t trademarked it yet    RESOURCES   101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think by Brianna Wiest   We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power by Rachel Rodgers  From Impossible to Inevitable: How SaaS and Other Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue by Aaron Ross and Jason Lemkin The Daily  Plain English Heights House Hotel in Raleigh, NC       CONNECT WITH NIKKI  Follow Nikki: @thenikkibutler  Follow Nikki Butler Media: @nikkibutlermedia  Work with Nikki: nikkibutlermedia.com    CONNECT WITH LAUREN Follow Lauren: @thelaurenboyd Join the waitlist for HR app, Quinn Follow Guide My Business: @guidemybusiness

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Behind the scenes of a founder’s life. I’m Lauren Boyd, a small business owner, attorney and mom. Join me for my honest take on entrepreneurship, marriage and motherhood. I’ll Make This Brief is a seasonal podcast sharing my musings on common topics founders face, from leading your team and embracing your zone of genius, to managing mom guilt and nurturing your personal relationships. Each episode, I’ll also be sharing a legal brief highlighting some of my favorite and trending legal tips and perspectives. Join me and a special guest every quarter to binge a handful of episodes from the trenches of the messy middle to empower you to own your day. Hopefully, these episodes will come into your life at the perfect time. I promise, I’ll make this brief. For more, follow Lauren on Instagram @thelaurenboyd.