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Creatives Crushing Anxiety

Dia Darling - Productivity Coach & Time Strategist

Creatives Crushing Anxiety is the podcast for creative and online business owners looking to minimize their anxiety and maximize their productivity through systems, organization and time management. Your anxiety shouldn't keep you from crushing your goals as a solopreneur. Build systems, find your focus and achieve your goals.

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Creating A Safe Space For Mental Health With Shayna Norwood
Feb 12 2020
Creating A Safe Space For Mental Health With Shayna Norwood
This week I spoke with Shayna Norwood. Shayna was first introduced to letterpress printing through a year – long book arts class she took while earning her BFA at San Francisco Art Institute. Since graduating she has perfected her craft while working in book arts centers from San Francisco to New York. Finally settling in Chicago, she started Steel Petal Press as a way to use her letterpress skills and unique perspective to share beauty and humor with the world through handmade stationery. We dive deep into anxiety in the workplace and creating a safe space for employees and bosses to take care of their mental health. Shayna has done a beautiful job of creating a workplace that allows people to be people. She has also taken her mission further with her mood and activity trackers. After you listen to the episode enter for a chance to win Steel Petal Press' Anxiety's a bitch tracker.
PART 3: Support Systems & Taking Actions
Nov 10 2021
PART 3: Support Systems & Taking Actions
In this episode of Creatives Crushing Anxiety, I wrap up the 3-part series The Balanced Business Experience in Action where I take you through my seven-step methodology and how I used it to buy my first house. In this episode, we dive into the final steps which are support systems and taking action.    Learn more about the Balanced Business Experience here:
Part 2: Challenges, Goals and Action Plans
Oct 26 2021
Part 2: Challenges, Goals and Action Plans
In part 2 of The Balanced Business Experience in Action, I share how I used steps 3-5 of my methodology to buy my first house this year.   In this episode:  How to identify the challenges to accomplishing your goal.  Setting micro-goals to get you to macro wins  Creating a plan of action and new habits to keep your goals on track.
PART 1: Values & Priorities + Current Reality Work
Oct 13 2021
PART 1: Values & Priorities + Current Reality Work
In part 1 of this series, I share the first step in The Balanced Business Methodology Values and Priorities and how I used it to buy a house this year.
Why You Need A Plan For Your Business
Oct 5 2021
Why You Need A Plan For Your Business
In the season 4 premiere of Creatives Crushing Anxiety,  I share the reasons you need to have a plan for your business.  Inspired by an old post, Yes, You Need A Business Plan I shift gears and talk about why you need a plan for your business even if it’s not a traditional business plan.    In this episode:  How a plan for your business can help you make consistent income. How you can create realistic expectations with your business plan. How clarity around what you offer and who you help can improve your marketing and attract the right clients.How having a well-thought-out plan can keep you in check with your progress and alert you when it’s time to shift your plan.
May 2021 Biz + Life Update
May 11 2021
May 2021 Biz + Life Update
This week on Creatives Crushing Anxiety, I wanted to catch you up on all the things. This is a general update on me and all the things.
Start Loving Your Business Again With Anna Beyer
Apr 6 2021
Start Loving Your Business Again With Anna Beyer
In episode 109 of Creatives Crushing Anxiety, I interview Anna Beyer. We dive deep into the things making you hate your business and how to nip them in the bud so you can start loving your business again.
Why You Need to Talk to People Outside of Your Industry
Mar 25 2021
Why You Need to Talk to People Outside of Your Industry
Who do you talk to about your blog and online biz? I know if you're like me you probably have a group of blog online besties that you talk to about everything. I mean everything about how you're feeling unmotivated because you had a fight with your mom. About the jerk who dumped you the day before Valentine's Day. Friends that you email when you're lacking motivation or need feedback. You might even talk to your friends about it who don't totally understand it and have no interest in owning a business or running a blog but they support you. I'm a big believer in having that circle of friends but do you have anyone that you talk to that owns a brick and mortar store? Someone who might operate a product-based business while you have a service-based one? In this episode, I dive into the benefits of talking to people outside of your industry to help your business grow.
The Power of Boundaries with Melody Dowlearn
Mar 9 2021
The Power of Boundaries with Melody Dowlearn
Do you have trouble setting boundaries in your life? Then buckle up because on this episode of Creatives Crushing Anxiety I have coach Melody Dowlearn to talk about the importance of boundaries in our life and their value.    In this episode:  How the lack of boundaries keeps us from reaching our full potential. A new perspective on why boundaries are important and already a part of our life.They way we enable chaos when we don’t set boundaries. Understanding that there will be push back when you set boundaries and why it’s worth it in the long run. How to walk away from personal and professional relationships when boundaries aren’t accepted. Questions you can ask yourself when it’s time to examine your relationships.The way our boundaries and the boundaries of those in our lives are so powerful.How to be unapologetically you with grace and kindness.The right way and time to set boundaries.Why you shouldn’t say “I’m sorry” when starting a conversation about boundaries. What to do when someone else’s boundary triggers you.  Setting boundaries with yourself.
Business Lessons From A Texas Snowstorm
Feb 23 2021
Business Lessons From A Texas Snowstorm
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you probably heard about the winter storm Texas has last week. We had ongoing power outages and below-freezing temperatures. That week taught me a lot. It reminded me of all my blessings and also how to ask for help.  In this episode of Creatives Crushing Anxiety, I share the business lessons I learned during the freak snowstorm in Texas and how they can help you in your business.
Using Human Design in Your Business with Ann Bellow
Jan 26 2021
Using Human Design in Your Business with Ann Bellow
This week I talk to my dear friend and fellow Tabwoo Institute Graduate, Ann Bellow. Ann Bellow is a Human Design Pro and has created a system to support her clients to be totally aligned business owners. Episode Show Notes
Episode 104: 20 for 2020 Recap and 2021 Word Of The Year
Jan 12 2021
Episode 104: 20 for 2020 Recap and 2021 Word Of The Year
In this episode, I review my 20 for 2020 and how the pandemic and national affairs shifted these. I also share my 2021 word of the year and what it means to me.
10 Things To Do In The New Year
Dec 22 2020
10 Things To Do In The New Year
I want to share 10 things that you can do and incorporate into your days to make 2021 amazing and then also just to get you on the right foot and to keep you focused on what you're going to be doing now the first thing is to.
The Confidence Episode
Dec 8 2020
The Confidence Episode
In this episode:  Examples of where confidence can be the difference between a yes and a no. How your lack of confidence is cockblocking your business. How removing attachment got my a new client. Why affirmations aren’t enough. How to start building more confidence: Keep track of love notes Replay your highlight reelRemember your struggles - tread carefully Keep working on yourself - Self growth is a lifelong journey Give yourself a break
How I Deal With Triggers
Oct 20 2020
How I Deal With Triggers
I want to talk about how I deal with triggers, because we're all triggered by things especially this year it's an election year, there's been so much going on between COVID, the BLM movement like this year is crazy. 2020 has been freakin a lot. I know that there are so many triggers that can come up for all of us and I want to talk about how I actually deal with those.
Minisode 5 : Word of the Year Check In
Sep 22 2020
Minisode 5 : Word of the Year Check In
In this minisode, I check-in on my word of the year, Visibility. I thought it meant one thing but now that I am living it, it has taken on a whole new meaning. Listen to learn more.
The 100th Episode
Sep 9 2020
The 100th Episode
It’s the 100th episode, of Creatives Crushing Anxiety!!!! I cannot believe I have been doing this for 100 episodes. It has been such a fun journey. In this episode, I didn’t want to go on and on about all the feels. So instead I decided to share my podcast process with you in case you’re wondering how I publish episodes or if you’re thinking of starting your own.  Thank you to the listeners, the people who have emailed in, the people who have been a guest. I am so grateful to you all.
Giving Up
Aug 25 2020
Giving Up
I am officially back from summer hiatus and I am giving up! No not the podcast, not ditching the business to work at Pizza Hut. But I’m giving up on things that no longer serve me. During my Summer podcasting break I had a lot of time to reflect. 2020 has been a bit of a beast so far in a number of ways. Personally with making the shift into coaching, working with some new amazing partnerships and really focusing on what I want in my life. Globally, we have been balancing a new life during the covid area, continuous systematic racism and uncertain times.    It’s been a lot, for all of us. That's why right now I want to focus on living in my truth and doing the things that feel good and aligned with the person I am becoming. I’m giving up doing things because I should. Don’t should all over yourself. I’m giving up the obligations so I can embrace my desires and own my responsibilities.
How Your Attachment Style Affects Your Business
Jul 7 2020
How Your Attachment Style Affects Your Business
In this episode of Creatives Crushing Anxiety, we dive into attachment styles and how they affect your business.  Based on the book Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller. Attachment theory is all about how we interact with others.
4 Signs You Need a Vacation
Jun 24 2020
4 Signs You Need a Vacation
In this episode of Creatives Crushing Anxiety, I expose 4 signs it might be time to take a vacation. Burn out is real and sometimes it isn't as obvious as you think.
What To Do When Your Goals Aren't Happening
Jun 17 2020
What To Do When Your Goals Aren't Happening
In this episode, we dive into what to do when you aren’t seeing progress on your goals. It’s all about checking in on the details and making adjustments where necessary.