The Dining Dead (Episode 17)

An entrepreneur's relationship with his or her business is kind of like any other close relationship. It can start off with fireworks but, after a while, you can settle into a routine and fear you're falling out of love with what you're doing. For a long time, I've...

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Groundhog Day (Episode 16)

Do you ever feel like you're stuck in the hamster wheel of never-ending same-goal-setting and eventual self-upbraiding for not getting the things done that you were so sure you were going to get done? Yea. Me neither... Just kidding! I had a legitimate Groundhog Day...

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We’ve Got Cows (Episode 15)

We're baaaaack! I am so excited to get back to recording the Unsexy Side for you again! Remember that scene from Twister with the cows flying through the air? I feel like that in my business sometimes; that there are too many cows to pay attention to the tornado...

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HamilBurr: Epic Entrepreneur (Episode 14)

For better or for worse, I am a huge musical theater nerd and nothing has stoked the fires of my love of bursting into song at the cue of a word or phrase more than Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton. (It's true. The occasional cabinet rap battle breaks out in my kitchen...

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Don’t Drink The Water (Episode 13)

Online entrepreneurship is hard and, often, lonely work. Sometimes we overcompensate by ::ahem:: oversharing our big wins with anyone and everyone who will listen. I get it. I'm tempted to toot my own horn sometimes - especially when I feel invisible. But is that...

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The S Curve (Episode 12)

Walt Disney's love of railroads was no passing fancy. He was obsessed - obsessed to the point of building the Carolwood Pacific, a 1/8th scale steam train, in his backyard. Walt would spend hours tinkering with his beloved engine, the Lilly Belle, and giving all of...

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A Debilitating Case of the I’m-Nots (Episode 11)

Even during the best of seasons, moments of introspection can be a challenging or negative experience. Pile the stress of the holidays on top of end-of-the-year catch up? It can spiral downwards pretty fast. Fortunately, Coach from Cheers came to my rescue with a...

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Follow the White Rabbit (Episode 10)

Recently, my husband and I were totally blindsided by a great opportunity. It's a nice thing to have happen, but the unexpected outcome was a boost in productivity! There are lots of iterations of the White Rabbit. There's Alice's White Rabbit, Neo's White Rabbit,...

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Calling Captain Narcissist (Episode 9)

Welp. That didn't take long. My first episode of The Unsexy Side that was totally spur of the moment. I put on my angry eyes for this one, y'all! (Not really super angry. More amused and kind of fired up.) I know that business is hard. I know that we all want to take...

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Abe Froman (Episode 8)

Sometimes running your own business can feel like those endless months in high school where you were just counting down the days until the end of the year. The monotony can really get to you. But there's one way to get your mojo back big time: play hooky for a little...

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