Nicole & Kate Can Relate

Nicole Baldinu and Kate Erickson

We're Nicole & Kate! Friends, confidants, accountability partners, and we’ve been supporting each other over the years sharing our ups and our downs and hashing out the big questions of life - do we want kids? Can we have it all? How do we stay healthy and keep our businesses running smoothly without major stress and overwhelm? We talk things out ‘cause that’s what real friends do - they provide love, support, and space for one another to share without judgement, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree. read less
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Wish you could say ‘no’ more often?
Dec 17 2023
Wish you could say ‘no’ more often?
Saying no isn’t always easy. You want to be helpful, you want to be supportive, and you of course don’t want to feel that awkwardness about declining when someone asks something of you. But at what cost?In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with saying no and why we think it’s one of the most empowering - and respectful - things you can do.Points Discussed in this EpisodeWhen do you find it most difficult to say no? Don’t put pressure on yourself to answer right away; give yourself space to think about itThe regret and resentment you feel when you say ‘yes’ - you’re doing that to yourself Saying no to a request, but providing an alternative in order to still be supportiveAnytime you say yes to something, you’re saying no to everything elseSaying no as a sign of respect - for yourself and for the person asking3 ways to say no, without actually saying noMentioned in this episode: How to Say No by Judd AntinNKCR Ep 99: What are the different ways you can give back?Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Wish you could say ‘no’ more often?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
How do you strategically plan your entire year?
Dec 10 2023
How do you strategically plan your entire year?
What if you had a single visual representation of all the most important things that are happening in your life - the things you want to commit to - over the next year?In this episode we’ll share exactly how you can make this happen! It’s called the “Preloaded Year”, and we break down the format, how to get started, and why this exercise is so incredibly powerful.Points Discussed in this EpisodeWhat is The Preloaded Year? Creating a strong foundation to help you attain your ideal lifestyleThe format of The Preloaded YearStarting with the bigger, mission critical commitments you don’t want to missThen, revenue milestones (or could be budgeting goals)Next, combine with your partner / other family membersFinally, stick to it!Allow for breathing roomThis exercise allows you to take a step back and say “What’s really important to me?”Mentioned in this episode: NKCR Ep 112: Have you ever done a time audit?Dale Beaumont: Business BlueprintDan Martell: How To Strategically Plan Your Year To Fit Everything InWill Wang: Growth LabzGoogle Spreadsheet: Make a copy and start filling in your year!Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: How do you strategically plan your entire year?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
How do you do an annual review?
Nov 12 2023
How do you do an annual review?
What is an annual review, exactly? And how do you go about doing one? Great questions, because doing an annual review can be so powerful!In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with doing an annual review, including the questions we ask ourselves and how the answers help us prepare for the year ahead.Points Discussed in this EpisodeThe importance of regular check-in’s throughout the year KPI’s and Nicole’s belief that what gets measured gets managed Questions to ask yourself during an annual review The time commitment and a sample flow for doing an annual reviewThe many different ways you can conduct an annual review (everyone is different!)Here are some questions/prompts for doing your own annual review!Personal Review:What do I want to accomplish?How do I want this year to be different than last year?What did I love doing?What were some of my biggest wins this past year?What didn't I like doing?What did not work well for me?What did I waste time on?Why did I follow through with one goal I set but not another?What's important to me?What was my word of the year for last year, or for the current year?What do I want my word to be moving forward?What did I not do this year that I wanted to do? Why didn't I do it?What's going to lead my year next year?Did I read enough books?Did I dedicate the time to personal development?Did I dedicate sufficient time to self-care?How did I show up for myself?How did I show up for my friends?Business Review:What worked? (can be against KPIs or metrics)What didn't work?What do I want to do differently next year?What am I doing that is impacting the bottom line or pushing business goals forward?Reflecting on your role in the business:What did I enjoy doing? What's fun for me? What do I absolutely not like doing and do I have to keep doing it? Or can I find another way to get that thing done? What's not essential that I can stop doing?Mentioned in this episode: NKCR Ep 112: Have you ever done a time audit?Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: How do you do an annual review?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.
What did we learn from the Barbie movie?
Oct 15 2023
What did we learn from the Barbie movie?
We weren’t really sure what to expect from the Barbie movie. We had both heard mixed reviews, both had different thoughts about what might happen based on the trailers… But one thing was for sure: we wanted to go into the movie with an open mind.In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with the Barbie movie, including our thoughts on the many themes, references, and the ending monologue on being a woman.Points Discussed in this EpisodeOur rating of the movie overall on a scale of 1 - 10 The opening scene: How this sets the movie upThe drastic cuts throughout the movie between Barbie Land and the real world Being looked at, “the stare”, being on display… What’s the significance of this?The role reversal that Barbie and Ken experienceHow motherhood and the female role is portrayed in Barbie Land versus the real worldBarbie’s struggle with who she is / who she’s “supposed to be”Is it “impossible” to be a woman?Mentioned in this episode: The Artist’s Way by Julia CameronBarbie MovieThe 10 Best 'Barbie' Movie Quotes, RankedBarbie: the patriarchy, the existentialism, the capitalism – discuss with spoilersAn Exhaustive List of (Almost) Every Single Reference in the Barbie MovieThank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: What did we learn from the Barbie movie?Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.