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The Goodness Squad Podcast Episode #100
We did it! We made it to the 100th episode of The Goodness Squad podcast. As a thank you to all of you for going on this journey with me, I am highlighting you. You will hear about women just like you, in the trenches of motherhood and building an online business. They are also sharing the most personally impactful episodes of TGS podcast. If you’re just discovering the podcast, these are some great places to start.
Thank you for being here! New episodes coming for 2022.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Cassi | Confessions of a Mama Elephant | Ep 73
Melanie | Plan for Awesome | Ep 56, 70
Annie | Hey Annie Joy | Season 3 and Ep 81
Ember | Emerge Empowered | Ep 89
Jill | Jill Freestone Coaching | Ep 95, 98
Michelle | Waiting Warrior | Ep 81
Katrina | Deliberate Family | Season 5, Ep 9, 11
Felila | Toa Mom Tribe | Ep 14
Erin | Seek This Jesus | Ep 1
Candace | Thriving with 8 | Ep 73, 80
Welcome to episode #100 of The Goodness Squad podcast.
This episode has two purposes. The first is to help you find the most helpful episodes of The Goodness Squad podcast. The second purpose is to highlight you. To call attention to members of The Goodness Squad, who listen to this podcast, and celebrate your goodness. I want to celebrate you today.
I want to start by highlighting a few episodes that I would highly encourage you to take the time to listen to.
Episode #1 introduces you to me, to the idea and motivation behind Designed For Goodness.
This podcast is called The Goodness Squad because you are designed for goodness. Every one of you who listens to this podcast has a unique purpose and mission online, unique people that you can reach and God designed you that way so that you could spread goodness. So listen to episode one to learn more about exactly what I mean when I say designed for goodness.
Episode #38 - 7 ways to fight imposter syndrome. If you feel like an imposter, like you don't belong here online, this episode is for you.
Episode #47 - Why email marketing matters. I see so many mompreneurs start their businesses on Instagram, and that's okay, but then they just stay on Instagram. You've got to have an email list and episode 47 will help you understand why.
Episode #52 - will give you seven rules for doing email marketing the right way, the profitable way.
Episode #69 - is going to teach you how to build a very effective homepage using the MAP Method, the Money And People method, so that your homepage both makes you money and serves your people. There are eight sections you need on that page and episode 69 will help you create that.
Episode #73 - was mentioned by a few of you, but I want to really highlight it here. Five things my kids say make them feel more important than my business. I know that you struggle sometimes to find that balance between being an entrepreneur and being a mom. And how do you make sure your kids really know that they are your priority? Episode 73 will help.
Episode #80 - how to motivate your followers by reading their mind. This is extremely important. This concept of if you want to be able to actually transform people's lives and make money, episode 80 will help you to do both of those things.
Episode #85 - 16 risky website design myths you might actually be falling for. There are myths, things that I see all the time for my one-on-one design clients for my coaching clients. There are common beliefs out there that you think are good for your website that actually are not good for your bottom line or for your ability to help other people. Episode 85 calls those out for you.
Now it is time to hear from some of you! First up is Cassi from Confessions of a Mama Elephant. She helps moms, who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, intentionally connect with their kids, with themselves and with God through planning and journaling.
And here's what she had to say about her favorite episode:
Cassi: My favorite episode of The Goodness Squad is #73 when Misty talks about about how her kids have helped her set boundaries in her business and how she can make them a priority. Something that I really struggle with in my business is finding that balance and being able to create those boundaries so that I can stop working and focus on my kids and other aspects of my life.
It feels like my brain is always trying to work on my business and create new things and I'm not really present with them. This episode really spoke to me, and I've been able to implement some of those things into my life lately. I feel like it's made a big difference in my motherhood and in my business in general.
Misty: Next up, we have Melanie from Plan For Awesome. Melanie will help your family get prepared for emergencies, but she has a very unique approach. More unique than my approach was when I talked about emergency preparedness. For those of you who don't know, that was my most recent business before this one.
Melanie is a genius when it comes to breaking things down into very small, doable steps so that you can consistently make progress, over time, and not feel overwhelmed by the heaviness of it. She actually has two favorite episodes, so we'll share both.
Melanie: My favorite episode is #56, where Misty taught us how to clean our email list. The reason I chose this was because I actually went to her website and clicked on the transcript of it. It was so helpful to be able to literally copy and paste the words that she used, in her podcast episode, into my emails to have a starting point.
Of course I changed some of the words that she used, but I love that she offers her podcast in multiple ways to consume them because that was really helpful for me to be able to go back and just read what she had written so that I could use that effectively in my business. So I love that she has transcripts of her podcast.
And that was just a really, really helpful topic for her to walk us through step-by-step because it's one thing to hear that you should clean your email list, but it's another to really understand the process and the reasons behind every step. I just love how clear she was and how helpful it was.
Another favorite episode is #70, how to make your about page about you without making it about you. I loved this one because it was a really interesting concept that I hadn't ever thought of before. I think it's really important because it's kind of going away from what you would think and Misty is totally cool with that.
She's totally comfortable with that and I love that this shows that she's always thinking about the customer. She's always thinking about how she can make this a more positive and helpful experience for the user. And I really love how that is a common thread in her messaging.
This episode made it blatantly obvious because this is not what the normal person would think an about page should be. I just love that. I felt like this one was a little outside the box, but it really drives home the point of always be thinking of your customer.
Misty: Next up is Annie from Hey Annie Joy on Instagram. She is a faith based life coach who helps Latter-day Saint women find joy in any circumstance. She likes to call herself your favorite online hype girl. I can attest to this being true, and she is so fun to watch.
I am not one of her coaching clients, but she still brings joy into my life simply by watching her stories and her reels and her Instagram feed. She is fantastic. Here's what she had to say about her favorite episode.
Annie: So to say I have one favorite episode of Misty's is so hard because I have been a long-time listener and I love so many of them. A couple of that have really helped me a lot is the one where she talks about how important it is to connect with your audience, using their words, so that you're speaking to them.
I love the episode where she discusses that in order to make your website less confusing, don't get fancy with the titles. Just say 'about me', 'contact me' don't get creative and fancy because it confuses people and a confused mind doesn't buy. That was impactful for me.
I also loved her guidance on email marketing. She helped me step-by-step get through how to set up an email campaign and I wouldn't have been able to do that without her.
I just love, love, love Misty's podcast. I love her and really, if you are a busy mama, it's a way for you to simplify all of the tech stuff so that you can be a devoted mom and spread your light online.
Misty: Next is Ember from Emerge_Empowered on Instagram, she helps women unlock their personal power and create the life and the relationships that they really are enforced. She does this by combining, not just coaching, but personal self-development.
She's also going to be launching a new course in January, that will help you unlock the power within you so that you can live your best life. You can follow her over on Instagram at emerge_empowered and snag that free course. Here's what Ember had to say about The Goodness Squad podcast.
Ember: Hi, this is Ember. I'm a life and relationship coach at Emerge Empowered. I just wanted to share with you my favorite episode from The Goodness Squad. It was episode 89, How to create a homepage that helps people and makes you money.
Misty drops some real truth bombs in this episode. One of those, for me, was that your website is not for you and it's for your customer. That was a huge insight for me that my website is not for me. It's actually designed for my customer. She then walks you through the 8 sections of a great homepage. This episode is amazing and really made me take a good inventory of my homepage and is it serving my clients?
The other thing I really love about The Goodness Squad podcast is the relatable stories and analogies that Misty shares. She is full of practical and actionable advice. I'm so glad I found this podcast and thanks Misty for sharing your insight and your goodness with the rest of us.
Misty: Next up is Jill from Jill Freestone Coaching on Instagram. Jill is an anxiety and relationship coach for parents and teens. She coaches both the teen (9 and up) and the parent together so that they can regulate emotions and create a good working relationship.
Her goal is to help them move from anxious and angry, to thriving and competent. She helps them to heal their relationships and connect on a deeper level. Her focus really is anxiety and those really big emotions like anger.
This mission is really close to my heart. We have done a lot of work in this area in our own family. I struggle with anxiety and depression, all four of my kids struggle with anxiety, and some of them struggle with depression as well. We also have really big emotions, lots and lots of anger in our family. We are making a lot of progress in this area, but this is something that is very, very near and dear to my heart. I'm really grateful that Jill helps families with this because I know how overwhelming it can be. Here's what Jill has to say about The Goodness Squad podcast.
Jill: One thing I love about your podcast is that it's short and right to the point. You give applicable things to do and information about why I specifically would or wouldn't want to do those things or why I would want to wait.
I love that the tips are realistic and that you mentioned the reasons why you might not take action and then give specific helps with that as well. It leaves you feeling motivated, but not overwhelmed.
I really like the episodes about why no one is reading your website or why it isn't making money. Those were really practical and right on. I think that was episode 95 and 98. Thanks for all the great work you're doing.
Misty: Next is Michelle from The Waiting Warrior. I know Michelle well and she is a huge inspiration to me.
She helps spouses and families of those serving in the military or first responders. She helps them to stay connected to their loved one while they are away. I love this mission. I have a brother who is Air Force and I love that Michelle, whose husband is a chaplain in the military, really gathers these people around.
Sometimes in very literal ways, in her own home, but definitely online and helps them to feel important and seen and understood. If you, or anyone you know, is a first responder or a member of the military send them over to The Waiting Warrior on Instagram or TheWaitingWarriors.com.
Here's what Michelle has to say about her favorite episode of The Goodness Squad podcast.
Michelle: There honestly are so many episodes I could pick as my favorite, but for the purpose of this, I picked one - episode 81, which is 'why you need to stop being cute and clever and get clear.'
I picked this one because it is very, very solid advice that has really helped me change followers into customers. But also because it is a perfect example of the value that you will get from this podcast and Misty, in general. She's not gonna throw a whole bunch of things at you that are just theory and leave you wondering. She's going to give you very clear advice and actionable things that dramatically change your business and your life as a mom and entrepreneur in very simple ways. And I love, love that about everything Misty does.
Misty: Up next we have Katrina from Deliberate Family on Instagram. I love Katrina's mission because she involves the Savior so intimately. She is a speaker and a writer and a teacher. She helps families who feel overwhelmed or discouraged to become stronger, happier, and most importantly, more competent by helping them partner with Jesus Christ and rely on that relationship to strengthen their families.
Right now, she has a course out for Christmas called Your Deliberate Family Christmas. That will help you to do three things as a family. First, invite Christ into your Christmas. Second, increase the magic of your Christmas. And third, eliminate the chaos of your Christmas.
I love the idea behind this. She says that you have the power to make Christmas meaningful for your family every single year. She wants to show you how. You can find her on Instagram at Deliberate Family or at her website at DeliberateFamily.com.
Here's what Katrina had to say about the goodness squad podcast.
Katrina: Two episodes that I really really enjoyed were in season five, episode 9 and episode 11. Nine was all about really connecting with your audience, really understanding what they are going through and what is going through their mind and speaking in their language. I loved your information inventory and the ideas of places to go and look to connect with your audience better.
And then in episode 11, I love how you talked about how to capture your audience's attention by starting with the problem. I've heard that before, but I loved how you just dumbed it down for me, right? Like when somebody asks you, 'what do you do?' And you just respond with, 'well, you know how this, and this can happen? I do this so that I can help with that.'
I really started forming my own and having more clarity in what I do as a business owner, and what I do with Deliberate Family, from those phrases that you used. So thanks for these episodes. Love it. Love what you do.
Misty: Next up is my friend, Felila from Toa Mom Tribe. Felila has experienced a lot of loss in her life. Loss of a child, the loss of the health of a child, and she is on a mission to help those of us who have grieving loved ones know how to better support them. There is a lot of misinformation out there about how to truly support somebody who is grieving, how can we really best help them and be there for them.
She is on a mission to help you figure that out because we will all face that at some point. We will either be the one grieving, or we will know someone who is grieving and desperately want to help them. Felila will help empower you to do that. You can find her at ToaMomTribe.com or ToaMomTribe on Instagram. Here's what she has to say about her favorite episode of the goodness squad podcast.
Felila: I just wanted to take some time to dial in on here and let you know what my favorite podcast episode was. There are so many different ones that I feel helped me in so many different ways, but the one that really resonated with me was episode 14, where you talked a lot about done is better than perfect.
I think in an ever-changing world, in a world that's full of a social media portrayed perfection status, this just helped me really feel like it's okay to just put it out there and put yourself out there. I loved how you emphasize that practice makes progress. Practice doesn't make perfect because only Heavenly Father is perfect and it's through him that we can become that way.
But perfection isn't something that we're striving to achieve in this life. We're working towards it, but that's not the goal. The goal is to progress and I really like how you emphasize that because it's just giving ourselves the grace that we need to be able to move forward and to use the gifts and the talents and the resources that God has given us to help others.
It just put everything in a different perspective for me, painted it in a different light.
Misty: Next up is Erin from Seek This Jesus Study. I love Erin's take on scripture study. She helps you really connect with and understand and learn through your own personal learning style.
The first time I heard of this, I thought, "Yeah, okay. Some people learn by reading. Some people learn by listening." No, she goes so deep. Some of her learning styles are the social learning style or the self-reflective learning style. This can really, really empower you to build a better relationship with the Savior.
She has a 40 day general conference challenge. And if you go to her website, she will help you figure out what your own personal learning style is. You can find her at SeekThisJesusStudy.com or Seek This Jesus Study on Instagram. And here is what Erin wants you to know about the goodness squad podcast.
Erin: My favorite episode of the goodness squad was the very first one. I'm not quite sure how I found Misty's podcast, but ever since that very first one, I knew I had something to share and that she was going to help me learn how to do that.
I was really grateful that I happened upon The Goodness Squad podcast and that it has helped me to begin a business, create a website and start to share the things that I'm passionate about. I'm grateful that Misty is very knowledgeable in how to begin and can help you, step-by-step all along the way, know how to start a business and how to grow a business.
I listened to every episode, some I listened to twice, and they are great things to also go back and re-listen to when you're ready to start a different part of your business. Thank you so much, Misty. Congratulations on the 100th episode. That is so awesome.
Misty: Next is Candace from Thriving With 8. She is the mother of eight and believes that motherhood is the best profession in the world. Virtual high five there Candace! I agree with you.
Here's what Candaca has to say about The Goodness Squad Podcast.
Candace: Hi, this is Candice from Thriving With 8 podcast. I am technology challenged, so I really appreciate people like Misty who have it down, who have figured it out and who are willing to help educate others.
I really loved episode 80 of the goodness squad podcast, how to motivate followers by reading their minds. It was a great reminder to me that I need to really know my audience. I need to understand who I'm speaking to and what their needs and wants are.
Being a mom of eight kids though, episode 73 has been my favorite so far. This was actually a bonus episode, 5 things my kids say make them feel more important than my business. As moms with side hustles or even hobbies, sometimes we worry that our kids think we love that more than we love them. And so I was really grateful for this episode and for Misty's honesty and how her kids felt about it.
It was just a great reminder to me that I need to be aware of how my kids feel. I need to be making them a priority and set boundaries for when I work on my business so that they can always feel like they are number one. Thanks Misty.
Misty: I hope that you have enjoyed today's episode and found a few episodes that stood out to you, that you want to go back and listen to.
Once again, thank you to each and every one of you for all that you do to support me and this podcast. Thank you for listening. Thank you for telling other women about it. Thank you for helping those women in their business by letting them know about The Goodness Squad podcast. Thank you for spreading goodness and light online. Thank you for following the Savior and for being Christ-like in your interactions online as you do. So you will be seen as distinct and different because Jesus Christ is distinct and different.
I believe wholeheartedly in you. I know that you are here for a reason, right? Your heavenly parents and your Savior are supporting you and cheering you on. They have the answers and you can be successful both in business and in earning money and in serving people and changing lives. And I am so excited to watch you and be a small part of your ability to do that. Thank you again for your trust in me.
You should know that I'm going to be taking a short hiatus, a short break, from The Goodness Squad podcast. I will be coming back the last week in December, actually just a few days before the first of the year, where we will get to talk with Noelle Pikus Pace.
Noelle is both a world cup champion and silver medalist in the skeleton. But more importantly, she is my friend and neighbor, and I cannot wait for you to hear from her. She is a genius when it comes to setting and reaching your goals and she is going to help us kick off 2022 with a bang.
In addition, get excited for December 16th because that is the day I'm going to be releasing something called Website In A Week. This is a new and expanded version of my website templates that will allow you to create your website from start to finish in just one week. It comes not only with website templates, but templates for your email and templates for freemium and more. So keep your eyes open for it.
That will be available from December 16th to December 18th at a low discounted rate to my email subscribers only! If you want to get in on that discounted rate, make sure you're on my email list. You can do that by going to DesignedForGoodness.com/join where you will find a cheat sheet that will walk you through the eight sections you must have on your homepage in a very quick and simple manner.
All right. That's it. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving and Christmas. I will see you at the end of December.
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