Episodes

Ep35: Want-Shaming Free Zone

Feb. 6, 2018

Have you ever asked someone a question – a deeper question that gets at who they really are – and received an “I don’t know” in return? This episode is all about the really good conversations that are possible when you ask -…

Ep34: Vibrancy in the Low Places

Jan. 30, 2018

January can have a weird energy for many people, both personally and in business. And all of us, whatever our season of lower energy, could use a proactive plan to help us cope. In this episode, that’s exactly what Eliot and…

Ep33: Own That Rant

Jan. 23, 2018

Have you ever actually felt the exact moment that you lost all respect for a professional associate? In this episode, Eliot and Jodi discuss how straddling two messages in an attempt to be liked often ends in no one being se…

Ep32: You Need a Kristi

Jan. 16, 2018

Do you ever get stuck in overthinking? Either indecision or second guessing the decision you already made? Well, so has Jodi (not Eliot – he’s perfect!), and in this episode, we try to figure out why, and maybe even some sol…

Ep31: The Price is Right

Jan. 9, 2018

Feeling like you can’t get clients to understand your value? This episode of So Here’s My Story is all about showing potential clients the difference between your work as a commodity, and your work as an art form. Why is tha…

Ep30: New Years Evolutions

Jan. 1, 2018

New Year’s Evolution It's New Years. Want to avoid setting the same ole' “just add water, have shame in 3 weeks" resolutions? This is the episode for you! It’s that time of year where many of us make some resolutions. But we…

Ep29: Cancer & Kudzu

Dec. 26, 2017

Sometimes we set goals – like business growth – not because they are true goals, but because it feels like we are a failure if we don’t achieve them... Have you started your 2018 goal planning? We have some ideas on how to m…

Ep28: Quack, Quack

Dec. 19, 2017

Quack, Quack You know those early American Idol contestants? The ones with…less than stellar singing skills? Have you ever wondered why none of their friends pulled them aside and said “listen, dearest friend – you can’t sin…

Ep27: Patre-OFF

Dec. 12, 2017

Are you in the mood for a rant? This week, Jodi and Eliot air some grievances about the newest changes to the Patreon fee structure, all in the spirit of championing honest business practices and taking care of you, the list…

Ep26: Mental Feng Shui

Dec. 5, 2017

Episode 26 Have you ever found yourself adding unnecessary steps to a project? Made something simple way too complicated? This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about the mental feng shui that happens when the mundane creates space …

Ep25: "Does This Look Infected to You?"

Nov. 28, 2017

This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about the situations where you don’t want to collaborate; there are times when you want the experts to lead. And it all starts with a trip to the doctor. Why is that important for business? In …

Ep24: Is There Anything ELSE I Can Help You With?

Nov. 21, 2017

Episode 24 We’ve all had the experience of feeling like a company doesn’t care about us, but how many of us have examined how our own clients experience working with us? This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about Thanksgiving and …

Ep23: A Story Taylor-Made

Nov. 14, 2017

This week, Eliot and Jodi discuss Taylor’s car shopping experience, implicit bias, and the benefits of curiosity. Why is that important for business? As Taylor’s story illustrates, ignoring a decision maker is an excellent w…

Ep22: Controlicating (Yes, that's exactly what we meant.)

Nov. 7, 2017

This week, Eliot and Jodi talk about those moments in business where we have irrational, emotional reactions and what that intrepid traveler, Indiana Jones, teaches us about how to deal with them like adults. Why is that imp…

Ep21: What Kipling Saw

Oct. 31, 2017

This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about that famous business poet, Rudyard Kipling, and what he has to say about riding the ups and downs of business. Why is that important for business? “If you can meet with Triumph and Disast…

Ep20: Ahava Story (with Ahava Leibtag!)

Oct. 24, 2017

Ahava Story This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about their interview with Ahava Leibtag of about why she started her unique business, the worst day of her business, and the heartwarming best day. And of course, being Eliot and …

Guest: Ahava Leibtag

Ep19: Will & Grace-less

Oct. 17, 2017

We watched the new Will & Grace, and at the risk of losing diehard fans, we have some ideas about how it relates to your business. This week, Eliot and Jodi talk about knowing your value, and the importance of white space. …

Ep18: The Agony and Ecstasy of High Expectations

Oct. 10, 2017

This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about the psychology of loss, VIP sections, and goldfish the size of a continent, terrorizing the ocean. It all makes sense in the context of the divide between your own expectations, and those…

Ep17: Laser Focused Apathy

Oct. 3, 2017

This week, Jodi and Eliot talk stereo equalizers, Top Gun, and goals, and how they all relate to your business.   Why is that important for business? Sometimes, defining a minimum can be more important than, or at least as i…

Ep16: Being Ready Is Overrated

Sept. 26, 2017

This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about bringing the wrong size of clothes into the dressing room, comedian Kumail Nanjiani, and Jodi’s seeing eye dog, which is apparently our team member Kristi. And somehow, it all makes sense…

Ep15: Empty Out Your Trophy Room (With Chris Brogan)

Sept. 19, 2017

This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about jiu jitsu, palm writing, and other interesting things that totally make sense once you listen to the episode.      Why is that important for business? The whole premise for this episode i…

Guest: Chris Brogan

Ep14: I've Had It Up to Here With You People!

Sept. 12, 2017

This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about how emotions in business relate to dental hygiene and peanut M&Ms. Trust us – it makes sense.   Why is that important for business? Often people are apologetic about the emotional compone…

Ep13: PLEASE Don't Say Please.

Sept. 5, 2017

PLEASE Don’t Say Please What does thawing bait in the microwave have to do with boundaries in business? This week, Jodi and Eliot discuss hard boundaries and why it’s not always kind to be polite.  Why is that important for …

Ep12: Corporate Imposter Syndrome

Aug. 29, 2017

Tamsen Interview This week, Jodi and Eliot interview Tamsen about when Imposter Syndrome shows up in organizations.  Why is that important for business? Imposter Syndrome is usually an issue with individuals: perfectly accom…

Guest: Tamsen Webster