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HBIC Nation Podcast October 2018

Since it’s October, the month of all things ghoulish and ghostly it seemed appropriate to tackle a super scary topic, which means we’re talking about [cue foreboding organ music] MARKETING. That’s right-- getting out there, finding people who like your art, and making a sale-- things we know can cause creatives some trepidation.

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HBIC Nation Podcast August 2018

Our summer episode kicks off with Alexandra and Laura singing, just for fun and in perfect harmony, in a way that can only be accomplished when they’re in the same room together. Which they were, because this episode was recorded during a few quiet moments during the Romance Writers of America national conference last month.

We think of the conference as our “Romance New Year.” Not only because we dress up for a fancy dance party and drink champagne, but also because we leave energized and inspired, making it feel like a natural time to reflect on our progress toward goals we set earlier in the year. But you certainly don’t have to write romance (or write at all) to stage your own creative reset. All it requires is setting aside some time to think about things like whether your actions are in harmony with that big goal you are working toward? Are you having fun? Did you set too many goals at the beginning of the year? Are your goals really dreams?

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HBIC Nation Podcast May 2018

You know how magazines do those super-fun giant double issues that span two months? Well, this is our version of that here at HBIC Nation-- our April/May podcast! Think of if as our version of the Giant Summer Fashion issue, except about networking instead of sultry summer dresses (though one of those makes an appearance too, if you listen closely).

This episode is super special because it was recorded in Boston, just before the NECRWA conference, when four of the founding members were all together in the same location! Only when four or more HBICs are gathered together in one place can true magic be made …

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HBIC Nation Podcast March 2018

We’ll be honest this isn’t the easiest topic to talk about. But that’s probably because people don’t talk about it. How do we make that better? You guessed it-- by talking about it. So that’s what we did this month.

We’re sharing practical tips (from personal experience, none of us are financial advisors) and budgeting apps we love, but we’re also talking about broader concepts like your thoughts about money and the energy this puts into the world. Oh, and we call bullshit on the starving artist story that it can be oh so tempting to buy into (hint: HBICs don’t starve).

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HBIC Nation Podcast February 2018

Our show this month starts with an Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday worthy sermon from Laura about the importance of finding your “why” in order to connect with people who will love the things you create and support your business. She reminds us that as creatives, we are master storytellers and that marketing is really just an extension of our creativity. She also issues a staunch warning against falling prey to the advice of “dudebro-preneurs."

Preach on.

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