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Grit + Glitter Co. | Lauren  Real Women. Real Conversations. Real Inspiration | Catch new eps of the #GritandGlitterPodcast every Tues, Wed, Thurs (on iTunes + stitcher)

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As @ruthielindsey said, "There's something in sitting with others that know that feels so freeing because you're not alone."
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Six of the most powerful words in the English language: You are not alone. Me too. πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
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This ray of sunshine came on the podcast and shared her story and journey - pain and suffering and finding freedom and seeking joy. And how her career blossomed out of all of that. So, if your heart needs a dose of something good - a little "you're not alone, me too", episode 68, my loves.
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P.S. Share those powerful words with a friend today. Tag her here. Text her. Pick up the phone and call her. Or send an email. I don't care if you have to send a hand-written note by carrier pigeon, just let a friend know you're right there with her. πŸ’•

In 4 hours, I'm pouring a glass of wine and going live on video to chat about anxiety and entrepreneurship.
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I recently shared about my own experience with anxiety in ep 90. I'm learning to live with it. See it and go "hey girl, I know you" rather than crumbling under the weight of it or trying to hide from it, like I used to.
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This is a soul chat. Me + you + whoever else joins. Like the podcast, I'm not making plans. Other than planning to come with wine and bare my soul and share as honestly (real + raw, people) as I possibly can. So, pour yourself a glass of whatever you love and come join.
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The video will broadcast live through my Patreon page (my @patreon page is where I share all the BTS podcast stuff + live vids like this) at 8:30p EST. So, if you want to join, I shared all the deets in my IG story earlier. Or just click the link in my bio and become a Patron. Then, you'll get access to the link to join tonight :)
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If you're coming, let me know in the comments! *real life* definitely a little terrified that no one will show. If so, I'm going to rock this one-woman soul chat, though! πŸ˜‚

Ok. I'm going to give this #fridayintroductions thing another try. Because last time, I shared mine on a Thursday (who really needs a calendar, though?!).
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I recently changed up my IG game, so you're no longer seeing just my face around these squares. And thank God. Because we all know what they say about too much of a good thing!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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For those of you who don't know me, I'm Lauren - host of the #GritandGlitterPodcast, the girl trying her hand at making this podcast thing profitable (sharing about that on le youtube), and lover of the eff word. Oh, and the biebs, too. I shamelessly love his music.
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But enough about me. Between the podcast and now youtube, you get to hear enough from me already. Tell me your name and one shameless love of yours in the comments!!!! Go ahead. No shame in your love game, boo!

"I thought I was going to move here and get a job at Target. I thought I was going to move here and do whatever I needed to succeed. And if that meant working at Target, that's what it meant. I had no clue that I was going to move here and start a professional photography career."
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The ray of sunshine that is @ohhhchelsea is on the podcast today, sweets, and she's sharing her story and her heart. And they're both πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ!
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If you're subscribed to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher, you know the drill. If not, get your thumb up to the link in my bio stat, boo. Whatcha waiting for?
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Oh, P.S. do the thumb scroll on the photo for another sneak peek from our convo that will have you all "girrrlll yessss!!!" #thefeelingisreal

My conversation with @amirarahimart has been one of the most listened-to episodes this month. And this quote is just a sneak peek at the goodness. Do yourself a favor. Go listen.
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After the episode, I asked Amira this question off-air: "What's been your biggest failure/"oops" moment as an artist?" Her answer was vulnerable + honest. I'm sharing that behind-the-scenes Q+A tomorrow on Patreon. For that and more BTS goods, you can sign up - link in bio, babes.

Be still my freakin' heart (wait, let me set down the wine), people it's episode 1-0-0 of the podcast and THIS gem of a freakin' woman is on the podcast today!!!
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I started this podcast 100 episodes ago, after closing my first biz. Feeling a little empty, a bit like a total failure (honest moment), and ready for some real conversations with other dream-chasing women about the hard parts. So, it feels only fitting to celebrate this milestone with this convo with Brittany (@bybrittanybranson).
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The convo starts out with challenging popular advice given to newer entrepreneurs and we talk about more - like the need for more inclusivity in our industry, online courses, and just all. the. good. stuff. And by good stuff, I mean that stuff not everyone wants to talk about. But I'm always up for a "good" convo, so throw me in the ring (oh, and let me grab my wine. can't forget the important stuff.)
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Link in le bio tree to listen, mi amor!

Cat Rose (@creativeintro) came on the podcast and shared all about being an introverted solopreneur. It was one of my fave convos by far and insanely fascinating for my hardcore extroverted self. You can listen in episode 88 (link in le bio).
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In the convo, Cat mentioned Susan Cain (she actually called her β€œthe goddess of introversion”). I found this quote from Susan and had to share. Just a little Tuesday reminder- let's not forget we're all human beings, and while we're wildly alike, our differences are also our strengths.
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"Introversion- along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness- is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living in the Extrovert Ideal are like women in a man's world, discounted because of a trait that goes to the core of who they are. Extroversion is an enormously appealing personality style, but we've turned it into an oppressive standard to which most of us feel we must conform.” @susancainquiet

Can I do this thing forever and ever amen? Still high on freakin' life after recording all of June's podcast eps last week. The line-up? Oh my hell, the world is full of the most magnificent women everrrrr. πŸ’πŸ»πŸ’πŸΌπŸ’πŸΎ
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If you want first dibs on knowing who's coming on the podcast and BTS Qs and bloopers, come join the Patreon community (I don't share anywhere else). There's 3 new BTS bloops + Q+As going up just this week!!! ((link in my bio 🌴 for deets and to sign up))
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Plus, for less than the cost of a latte (<$3, babes), you get access to all the BTS goods and you'll be supporting me (the one πŸ‘†in the photo)! and the podcast. And it kinda sorta means the whole entire freaking world. πŸ’•

I googled motherhood. And apparently, it can be used as an adjective to mean: having or relating to an inherent worthiness, justness, or goodness that is obvious or unarguable. I couldn't have said it better myself. πŸ™Œ
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To all my human baby mamas, angel baby mamas, fur baby mamas, business mamas, dream mamas, and all mamas... You are so wildly wonderful and powerful. May we remember to celebrate you every day. Thank you for birthing the world.
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Photo of the beautiful mama @paperandoats and her sweet one! Kelsey shared her story of single motherhood + growing a biz in ep 13 and came back on in ep 91 to chat doing things differently in her biz.
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πŸ“Έ by @salt.and.sky.studios

A little Friday reminder going into the weekend like πŸ’ƒπŸ½: "Don't be afraid to stand out. Don't be afraid to ruffle a little feathers. Some people will like what you have to say and some people won't. But guess what, the people who need to hear your message are the only ones that matter." -Michelle, @brandmerrycoaching
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You do you, boo. And if you need a little more "you can dooo itttt" encouragement to embrace what makes you different (and effing awesome), ep 82 with Michelle is pretty much πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ.
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In true #communityovercompetition heart and because we really are all doing this thing together, comment πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ with your fave mantra/self-pep-talk that you use to remind you to do you boo.

Meet Amira (@amirarahimart). An artist whose work I become obsessed with several months ago. And a human that I knew had to know more about. Art has a funny way of doing that. Pulling you in. Mesmerizing you. And then making you want to know more.
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Here's the low-down: Amira's work has been sent all around the world. But there's one client in particular you may have heard of ... the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi (NBD!!!). But before royal clients became a thing, art was just a hobby for Amira - a way for her to relax and escape from the pressures of school and life. It wasn't meant to be a career. Until that movie. You know, the one that has that one line that made you realize you have to change everything.
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Episode 98 to hear more about her story. (if you're not already subscribed in iTunes or stitcher, you should be. also, if you wanna leave a review while you're there, I'm giving away free badass fist bumbs πŸ‘Š for the next hour 😘)

There is, hands down, nothing more awe-inspiring to me than women standing in their truth and sharing the hardest parts of their stories. It's powerful. And really effing brave.
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Grab your heartstrings, ladies. And do yourself a favor. Go listen to this conversation with Christine @lifewpassion. She shares what losing her first baby taught her about the power of choice (and people-pleasing).

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