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Naptime Empires™ with Nikki Elledge Brown: Refreshingly Honest Conversations for Entrepreneurial Moms

Nikki Elledge Brown

There’s no one RIGHT way to raise great humans, just like there’s no one RIGHT way to build a profitable business. That’s why it’s so comforting to know you’re not the only one trying to do both at the same time. Join me (Nikki Elledge Brown) and a b...Show More

23:29 | May 2nd

This episode is an audio permission slip to GO TO SLEEP, MOM. When you're feeling tired and cranky, or maybe a bit mentally foggy and slooowwww... When you're reaching for caffeine to make it through the afternoon or staying up way beyond every...Show More

18:44 | Apr 9th

As moms, business owners, and HUMANS in the 21st century - there's a whole lot to keep mental track of in this lifetime. At any given moment we're holding mental space for all KINDS of tasks and to-dos... scheduling dentist appointments, emails, laun...Show More
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27:12 | Apr 2nd

If you've ever gone a week, a month, a YEAR without posting in your "regular" schedule and you've felt a bit shamey or awkward about stepping back onto the field - this one's for you. In this episode I unpack my own process for coming back from my mo...Show More

18:39 | Jan 2nd

Happy New Yeeeear! In this episode I catch you up on how we weathered the 2018 who-knows-what-day-it-is-anyway holiday vortex over here, my take on new year planning pressure (hint: you're the boss), a helpful reframe if you're feeling pressured to c...Show More

48:12 | Dec 24th, 2018

For years Sarah Ancalmo-Ashman used her talents as a graphic designer, stylist, and creative director to craft visually compelling, award-winning print, digital, and television brand + advertising campaigns for brands like Estée Lauder, Ted Baker Lon...Show More

12:37 | Dec 17th, 2018

Weird ep warning: I'm calling in a quick favor today, dude. Would LOVE and so appreciate it if you'd play along! If you've enjoyed any or all of these podcast episodes, this week I'm (selfishly and shamelessly) asking you to take two minutes (or less...Show More

56:28 | Dec 10th, 2018

Reina Pomeroy is a speaker, coach, podcaster, founder of Reina + Co and creator of the Dreamy Client Magnet Program. In this convo we cover all kinds of life + biz goodness - from why she left her career in social work to support creative entrepreneu...Show More

24:59 | Dec 3rd, 2018

If you're sitting on the figurative sidelines of your own life or business, feeling stuck in imposter syndrome and excuses - why you're not qualified, why your voice isn't as valuable as the so-and-so the next tab over, why it's just not the right ti...Show More

19:48 | Nov 26th, 2018

Mom guilt gets a bad wrap. I offer up the idea of seeing mom guilt (any guilt, and really any emotion) as valuable feedback. Instead of hot-potato'ing our way out of uncomfortable emotions, what happens if we see them ...Show More

57:54 | Nov 19th, 2018

Rachel Rodgers is the founder of Hello Seven + Million Dollar Badass, a mastermind for business owners who are committed AF to making seven figures. In this episode she shares how she was able to grow her business exponentially while on bed rest duri...Show More

20:02 | Nov 12th, 2018

In this ep I share a simple reframe that's been helping me appreciate the current moment(s) more. As opposed to arm-wrestling them, stomping my feet and asking "why isn't X happening yet?" in my most obnoxious whiney voice. LIFE SKILLS. Have a listen...Show More

47:22 | Jul 27th, 2018

Edgar’s Laura Roeder is an amazing example of a founder who’s kicking SaaS WHILE also having young kiddos. In this episode, her take on systems, team building, and work environment will help you see what’s possible when you dream (think, plan) bigger...Show More

30:46 | Jul 6th, 2018

In this episode I'm asking you to get HONEST about the why, where, what, when, and how of your online presence. In Permission to Unplug [NE 007] I shared ahas from my social-media free weekends, and that was more about CONSUMPTION. In this ep we're t...Show More

59:59 | Jun 27th, 2018

Lana Shlafer is a speaker, life mastery and law of attraction coach, and creator of the Master Your Life Academy. In this convo she shares her insights on allowing support (both in motherhood and in business), the importance of alignment, practical k...Show More

24:11 | Jun 22nd, 2018

I recently returned from a ridiculously amazing trip over the rainbow -- back to Hawaii for the first time since moving to Texas one year ago! - and one of my BIGGEST reflections was the reminder that life is SO much better when it's shared with peop...Show More

55:29 | May 10th, 2018

David Siteman Garland is the creator of The Rise To The Top & Create Awesome Online Courses. Over the years he's helped thousands of his students in over 100 countries (myself included) create and sell successful online courses on everything from kin...Show More

13:17 | Apr 24th, 2018

This episode was inspired by the loooong list of "personal" to dos that I've carried with me for several months since moving back to Texas from Hawaii. You know -- the to-dos you write down week after week, month after month, because you know they're...Show More

59:04 | Apr 16th, 2018

Chrissa Benson is a is a fitness enthusiast passionate about cooking EASY, healthy, real-food meals and finding ways to sneak in workouts, all while managing life as a military spouse and mom of two little guys. She's a super inspiring human who walk...Show More

25:56 | Apr 9th, 2018

It's time to get back to basics over here - and we're starting with money mindset. If you've ever thought to yourself: “I have to be thin / organized/ otherwise perfect to be successful.” “If I’m not going to be the #1 expert in the field (#oprah), I...Show More

53:19 | Apr 2nd, 2018

If you’re pregnant, hoping to be pregnant, or know / love someone who’s pregnant, you gotta know Suzy Ashworth. I am SO thankful our paths crossed in 2015 in my final months of pregnancy - can’t imagine prepping for my VBAC experience without her emp...Show More

14:17 | Mar 27th, 2018

Our minds our infinitely more powerful than we realize. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing depends on our THOUGHTS. Next time you find yourself in a funk, rut, blah zone - I want you to TRY this mindset trick. It's super simple, free, mobile,...Show More

1:06:40 | Mar 20th, 2018

You know it’s a juicy convo when the recurring theme is “if we’re just being honest.” Jill Stanton (co-founder of Screw the Nine to Five) has been a treasured member of my cabinet of friendtors for years. In this convo (recorded when she was 38+ week...Show More

21:04 | Mar 12th, 2018

If you feel like your message is an ambiguous mystery - or your mission in life is a foggy unknown, I challenge thee to listen to this episode with an open mind. To consider that maybe, JUST MAYBE, you've been sharing your message all along. Repeated...Show More

15:06 | Feb 6th, 2018

I've been reading some really interesting parenting books lately (will have to do full book reports in other episodes - they're REALLY good). One of my fave takeaways from Magical Parent, Magical Child, for example, is the fact that we are MEANT to l...Show More

16:50 | Jan 15th, 2018

In this ep I encourage you to take an honest look at your digital library --- all the online workshops, courses, programs, books, communities you've got at your fingertips. Make a list, check it twice. Go through each resource and find at least ONE w...Show More

23:04 | Dec 25th, 2017

In this ep I'm doing my best to peer pressure you into starting (or re-starting) a regular journaling practice because IT'S FREAKING POWERFUL and easy and basically free. Doesn't have to be fancy or formal. Doesn't have to take even 10 minutes a day....Show More

17:36 | Nov 27th, 2017

If you’re anything like …anybody… who has ever started a blog, written an article, or sent out a smoke signal to an audience of any kind, you’ve probably caught yourself thinking: “It’s already been said. (ALL OF IT.) Why would they want to hear it f...Show More

22:41 | Nov 20th, 2017

Ever find yourself on the digi-sidelines watching (what feels like) everyone else building their dream lives / businesses, thinking "that couldn't be me"? Yeah - me too. And it sucks. In this episode I'm calling us OUT on that mess so we can jump int...Show More

18:57 | Nov 13th, 2017

One of the most valuable writing / speaking tips I can give to those who want to build GENUINE connection online is to write to ONE. Speaking directly to ONE singular reader (or listener, like here in the podcast!) is a simple way to help the *real h...Show More

19:11 | Oct 23rd, 2017

While I'm a huge believer in trusting divine timing / enjoying what IS (see NE 031), we gotta move our feet and take ACTION to help the process along. In this episode I share how using 25-minute sprints has allowed me to refine + redefine the way I w...Show More

55:24 | Oct 16th, 2017

I recently e-met the brilliant + hilarious income strategist Nicole Walters after my buddy Ari shared one of her viral videos (yes she’s had more than one!). I fell down the rabbit hole watching her videos for like 30 minutes, promptly sending her an...Show More

25:10 | Oct 9th, 2017

Your business may or may not be on the (subjectively defined) fast track right now, but one thing's for sure: Every day your kiddos are as little as they'll ever be. In this episode I examine the shortcomings of the hurry + worry method (of which I a...Show More

17:58 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Welcome to Season TWO! In this episode I paint a(n audio) picture of what you can expect for this next season of #naptimeempires: one show per week (alternating solo + convos), SUPER conversational as always, and more stories, ideas, and insights fro...Show More

12:39 | Aug 4th, 2017

That's a wrap for season ONE of the Naptime Empires™ podcast! It's been a little while since NE 028 was published, so in this "on location" ep I recap where we've been, where we are, and where we're headed NEXT in the world of #naptimeempires. NOTE: ...Show More

50:20 | Apr 18th, 2017

This episode is FULL. of. gems. from serial entrepreneur and mom of three, Racheal Cook. She shares the scoop on how she made the move from face-to-face work to an online model - then how she shifted from 1:1 work to more leveraged packages and offer...Show More

11:50 | Apr 14th, 2017

Some days you just gotta get stuff DONE. Real deadlines. Hard stops. Train is leaving the station (or in my case, the plane is leaving the airport). In this ep I share a few fun tricks I tried today to break an otherwise daunting pre-travel to-do lis...Show More

48:15 | Apr 11th, 2017

If you're thinking of starting your own podcast, treat yourself to this refreshing convo with award-winning podcaster, military veteran (+ spouse!), m(u)m of two, humorous human and biz buddy o' mine, Jo Milmine. In this ep, Jo shares the story of ho...Show More

21:38 | Apr 11th, 2017

I happens. Resistance. Procrastination. The times when you feel so stuck that it SEEMS the only option is to raid the pantry / watch one more ep of your fave Netflix show / alphabetize the spice rack. In this ep I share my most recent en...Show More

48:29 | Mar 28th, 2017

We talk about PLENTY of valuable #naptimeempires lessons in this episode (like managing expectations, preparing your biz for baby, and leveraging your income), but what I’m most grateful to Lex for sharing is her experience with post-partum depressio...Show More

11:56 | Mar 24th, 2017

I'd really love to hear your answer to this Q (so join the convo on FB!). If you're willing to SEE it, there's always SOMETHING good goin' on in your life. Are you stopping to anchor it in? If you're like me, you have a LOT of room for improvement in...Show More

49:18 | Mar 21st, 2017

YEP - we said it. Join Andrea Crowder, founder of The Me First Movement™ (co-founder of the misFIT Republic) and me for a refreshingly honest + inspiring conversation on building an empire while taking care of YOU. Hear how Andrea went from FT corpor...Show More

17:06 | Mar 20th, 2017

In this ep I share the story of how planting a batch o' banana trees in our backyard has proven to be a LOT like creating this podcast. I didn't have a particular result or outcome in mind, but I've been delighted by the process. And it keeps getting...Show More

56:54 | Mar 14th, 2017

Listen in as MasterBrand™ powerhouse Jen Kem shares the highs and lows of her multimillion-dollar #naptimeempires journey - from divorce, loss, and the power of protecting the asset (YOURSELF). SHOW NOTES: FB GROUP: www.naptime...Show More

32:08 | Mar 10th, 2017

If you've been feeling down about your business since bringing a new human onto the scene, my hope is that listening to this ep will help you feel more normal. BONUS POINTS if it inspires you to give yourself some credit and grace (rest / exploration...Show More

48:23 | Mar 7th, 2017

Listen in as Morgan MacDonald of Paper Raven Books shares the story of how she’s shifted from mom of two, freelancing during naptimes and bedtimes, to mom of FOUR leading a highly supported self-publishing empire. She and her husband traveled the wor...Show More

15:02 | Mar 7th, 2017

My little guy's first "career day" at school really got me thinking. What if, instead of asking "WHAT do you want to be when you grow up?" - implying that we've gotta fit neatly into one checkbox - we asked "Who do you want to be? What do you want to...Show More

47:46 | Feb 28th, 2017

You may *think* it could be de-motivating to listen to a mama who’s already built her (Insta-perfect) multimillion-dollar empires to baller status. Let me assure you: It’s anything BUT. If you’re anything like me, listening to this episode will light...Show More

20:57 | Feb 24th, 2017

In this ep I share the power of seeing the divine breadcrumbs in your life. I also share the scoop on the game-changing work that's been helping me get my GROOVE back and reconnect with the me that I've unconsciously put on "mute" for, oh, most of my...Show More

47:39 | Feb 21st, 2017

Social media trainer (+ Mogul Mom) Natalie Gouché transformed her energy and profitability by giving herself space to create. (Can we say "Fridays off?" Hale YES we can.) Tune in to hear the inspiring scoop on how Natalie's daughter inspired her to s...Show More

20:38 | Feb 17th, 2017

If you're tempted to overthink, overcomplicate, and overanalyze the next (okay almost EVERY) move in your business, treat yourself to this episode. In this one I share some of my most relevant "overthinking" stories, the loving wake up calls that sna...Show More

54:41 | Feb 14th, 2017

The brilliant Tamsen Horton is one of my dearest biz buddies - she's an author, (mam)attorney, course creator, and organizational goddess. Listen in as she shares her incredibly practical (yet playful) take on enjoying the EVERYday. SHOW NOTES: www.n...Show More

20:09 | Feb 10th, 2017

If you need permission to ditch the supermom cape, this is it. In this ep, I'm challenging us to check the stories we're telling ourselves about *when and how* our support will manifest. To get honest about the choices we're making that are either cr...Show More

54:19 | Feb 7th, 2017

Listen in to hear how money mindset mentor (+ queen o' the Lucky Bees) Denise Duffield-Thomas prepped her business for babies and manages a true "chillionaire" lifestyle while growing her empire. SHOW NOTES: FB GROUP: www.n...Show More

15:11 | Feb 3rd, 2017

A wise philosopher once said, "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." Join me for a loving smackdown and invitation to make a commitment to YOUR contentment. To fill your cup and serve from the overflow. SHOW NOTES: FB GROU...Show More

51:17 | Jan 31st, 2017

This is some REAL talk with the bold and brilliant Rachel Luna. Join us for deep conversation on confidence, consistency, and the messy truths of motherhood and entrepreneurship. SHOW NOTES: FB GROUP: More

11:36 | Jan 27th, 2017

If you're anything like me, you're more than a bit addicted to scrolling through social media. (I sometimes feel like I let myself be swallowed by the internet when I started my online business years ago.) I LOVE the power of the internet - being abl...Show More

47:07 | Jan 24th, 2017

Jadah Sellner is an author, international keynote speaker, poet, and serial entrepreneur who helps creative entrepreneurs build communities with love, impact & world-changing ideas at Join us for a rich convo on the tales of her bus...Show More

18:31 | Jan 20th, 2017

Confession: I almost chickened out on sharing this episode because I say SEX in it. (YES, I have a husband, two biological children, and still feel like I need to whisper or spell it.) Good news, though. I'm getting over myself and sharing anyway bec...Show More

58:24 | Jan 17th, 2017

Amber McCue is a breath of fresh air. She launched each of her two businesses while working full-time, moms three amazing daughters (one teenager, two littles), aaand keeps life afloat even as her husband travels around the world for work. As brillia...Show More

29:24 | Jan 3rd, 2017

Leave it to the BRILLIANT Liz Gilbert (via her Magic Lessons podcast) to inspire an episode I resisted creating for weeks. In this (first “real”) solo show, I share a few key quotes that’ll make you THINK: What *do* I want to do? How DO I want to sho...Show More

50:26 | Jan 3rd, 2017

If you’re reading this - parent or not, you need Dr. Kristy Goodwin’s work. She’s my go-to resource when it comes to finding the TRUTH (not alarmist, yet grounded in real research info) about raising kids in a digital world. Ditching techno-guilt and...Show More

54:27 | Jan 3rd, 2017

If we haven’t met yet (+ even if we have), this episode will fill you in on my backstory - personal and professional. My friend Morgan MacDonald helps me dig up all the nitty gritty details of how I went from paychecks without commas to generating ov...Show More

12:16 | Jan 3rd, 2017

In this intro episode, I share my vision for this experimental season of the Naptime Empires™ podcast - including who this show is for (#spoileralert: it’s for fam-focused entrepreneurs with bright minds, kind hearts, and a good sense of humor) AND -...Show More