OwlTail

Cover image of Brooke Saxon-Spencer

Brooke Saxon-Spencer

10 Podcast Episodes

Latest 9 Oct 2021 | Updated Daily

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Episode artwork

SDH154: How to Turn an Idea into a Product with Brooke Saxon-Spencer, Founder of Belong Magazine

She Did It Her Way

When was the last time you were moved by a magazine? The images bringing a smile to your face. The content inspiring yo to keep going. The pages themselves creating an experience. Brooke Saxon-Spencer, founder of Belong Magazine, hopes that she can be the answer to that question. Belong Magazine is a digital and print publication that is geared towards female entrepreneurs, primarily in the arts, blogging and social media fields. However, it speaks to female entrepreneurs at all levels of growth; whether you're established or still in the idea phase. It tis meant to provide tools, resources, and a community for women business owners alike to connect and support each other. The concept for the Belong was hatched from previous blogging attempts by Brooke. As she was figuring out the best plan of action for her blogs, and in need of support when they failed, she wished there was an easy to find, and established community of women like her to talk with. And so, she decided to be the one to make one. She launched Belong in September of 2015, and by it's third issue, it was already picked up by Barnes & Noble. Even though the publication has a digital medium, she prides herself on the print form of the magazine, with vivid images, unique finishes, page weight, and as she put it, life-giving content. Her magazines are so visually stimulating, that they have even been the subject of Instagram hashtags, Pinterest tags, and used as decorative home pieces. Learn more about how Brooke doesn't balance her life, tends to her family, and invigorates her readers by encouraging them to power through the turbulent road of entrepreneurship! In this episode you will... See the growth and accomplishments in the slow rise of your business Know how to create a business out of the curation of a broader field Understand how to effectively and strategically defy modern advancements with your product or business Figure out how to create a supportive and nourishing community with you business or brand Know your limits as an entrepreneur financially, mentally, and personally Find out ways to turn your idea into a tangible product or business INSIGHTS "You have to put yourself out there. Just by existing you're not going to just grow relationships. You actually have to do the work." -Brooke Saxon-Spencer "As a business owner...there's always something about getting your finished product...and being like 'oh my gosh I did that'." -Brooke Saxon-Spencer "Not only did I do it...something that was this loose concept and idea, but I had no background and knowledge on how to accomplish this, but I did it on my own. That'd really rewarding on it's own" -Brooke Saxon-Spencer "My life is more than just about the magazine...yes there is work to be done, but am I making a good choice right now?" -Brooke Saxon-Spencer "I don't balance it all there's no possible way...when you do choose one thing over another, that other thing is getting let go and sometimes that's okay." -Brooke Saxon-Spencer "Knowing that [the magazine] is going to be in the hands of other women and encourage them is so live giving, and rewarding, and just keeps me going." -Brooke Saxon-Spencer

42mins

8 May 2017

Episode artwork

SDH154: How to Turn an Idea into a Product with Brooke Saxon-Spencer, Founder of Belong Magazine

She Did It Her Way

When was the last time you were moved by a magazine? The images bringing a smile to your face. The content inspiring yo to keep going. The pages themselves creating an experience. Brooke Saxon-Spencer, founder of Belong Magazine, hopes that she can be the answer to that question. Belong Magazine is a digital and print publication that is geared towards female entrepreneurs, primarily in the arts, blogging and social media fields. However, it speaks to female entrepreneurs at all levels of growth; whether you're established or still in the idea phase. It tis meant to provide tools, resources, and a community for women business owners alike to connect and support each other. The concept for the Belong was hatched from previous blogging attempts by Brooke. As she was figuring out the best plan of action for her blogs, and in need of support when they failed, she wished there was an easy to find, and established community of women like her to talk with. And so, she decided to be the one to make one. She launched Belong in September of 2015, and by it's third issue, it was already picked up by Barnes & Noble. Even though the publication has a digital medium, she prides herself on the print form of the magazine, with vivid images, unique finishes, page weight, and as she put it, life-giving content. Her magazines are so visually stimulating, that they have even been the subject of Instagram hashtags, Pinterest tags, and used as decorative home pieces. Learn more about how Brooke doesn't balance her life, tends to her family, and invigorates her readers by encouraging them to power through the turbulent road of entrepreneurship! In this episode you will... See the growth and accomplishments in the slow rise of your business Know how to create a business out of the curation of a broader field Understand how to effectively and strategically defy modern advancements with your product or business Figure out how to create a supportive and nourishing community with you business or brand Know your limits as an entrepreneur financially, mentally, and personally Find out ways to turn your idea into a tangible product or business INSIGHTS "You have to put yourself out there. Just by existing you're not going to just grow relationships. You actually have to do the work." -Brooke Saxon-Spencer "As a business owner...there's always something about getting your finished product...and being like 'oh my gosh I did that'." -Brooke Saxon-Spencer "Not only did I do it...something that was this loose concept and idea, but I had no background and knowledge on how to accomplish this, but I did it on my own. That'd really rewarding on it's own" -Brooke Saxon-Spencer "My life is more than just about the magazine...yes there is work to be done, but am I making a good choice right now?" -Brooke Saxon-Spencer "I don't balance it all there's no possible way...when you do choose one thing over another, that other thing is getting let go and sometimes that's okay." -Brooke Saxon-Spencer "Knowing that [the magazine] is going to be in the hands of other women and encourage them is so live giving, and rewarding, and just keeps me going." -Brooke Saxon-Spencer

42mins

8 May 2017

Similar People

Episode artwork

SDH154: How to Turn an Idea into a Product with Brooke Saxon-Spencer, Founder of Belong Magazine

Podcast - She Did It Her Way

When was the last time you were moved by a magazine? The images bringing a smile to your face. The content inspiring yo to keep going. The pages themselves creating an experience. Brooke Saxon-Spencer, founder of Belong Magazine, hopes that she can be the answer to that question. Belong Magazine is a digital and print publication that is geared towards female entrepreneurs, primarily in the arts, blogging and social media fields. However, it speaks to female entrepreneurs at all levels of growth; whether you're established or still in the idea phase. It tis meant to provide tools, resources, and a community for women business owners alike to connect and support each other. The concept for the Belong was hatched from previous blogging attempts by Brooke. As she was figuring out the best plan of action for her blogs, and in need of support when they failed, she wished there was an easy to find, and established community of women like her to talk with. And so, she decided to be the one to make one. She launched Belong in September of 2015, and by it's third issue, it was already picked up by Barnes & Noble. Even though the publication has a digital medium, she prides herself on the print form of the magazine, with vivid images, unique finishes, page weight, and as she put it, life-giving content. Her magazines are so visually stimulating, that they have even been the subject of Instagram hashtags, Pinterest tags, and used as decorative home pieces. Learn more about how Brooke doesn't balance her life, tends to her family, and invigorates her readers by encouraging them to power through the turbulent road of entrepreneurship! In this episode you will... See the growth and accomplishments in the slow rise of your business Know how to create a business out of the curation of a broader field Understand how to effectively and strategically defy modern advancements with your product or business Figure out how to create a supportive and nourishing community with you business or brand Know your limits as an entrepreneur financially, mentally, and personally Find out ways to turn your idea into a tangible product or business INSIGHTS "You have to put yourself out there. Just by existing you're not going to just grow relationships. You actually have to do the work." -Brooke Saxon-Spencer "As a business owner...there's always something about getting your finished product...and being like 'oh my gosh I did that'." -Brooke Saxon-Spencer "Not only did I do it...something that was this loose concept and idea, but I had no background and knowledge on how to accomplish this, but I did it on my own. That'd really rewarding on it's own" -Brooke Saxon-Spencer "My life is more than just about the magazine...yes there is work to be done, but am I making a good choice right now?" -Brooke Saxon-Spencer "I don't balance it all there's no possible way...when you do choose one thing over another, that other thing is getting let go and sometimes that's okay." -Brooke Saxon-Spencer "Knowing that [the magazine] is going to be in the hands of other women and encourage them is so live giving, and rewarding, and just keeps me going." -Brooke Saxon-Spencer

8 May 2017

Episode artwork

55 How to Finally Find Your Heart Work With Brooke Saxon-Spencer Founder of Belong Magazine

Mompreneur Show - Helping Mompreneurs Win in Business Without Losing at Home

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47mins

6 Apr 2017

Most Popular

Episode artwork

41: Brooke Saxon-Spencer, What it Actually Takes to Run a Magazine & How to Get Published in the Weddings & Celebrations Issue

She Creates Business

Today on She Creates Business I’m chatting with Brooke Saxon-Spencer the founder + editor of Belong Magazine. If you haven’t picked up Belong Magazine yet please go do it now! It is a beautifully crafted magazine featuring creative entrepreneurs from all walks of life and in various industries. It is a place of community, encouragement, and education and has amassed a following of obsessed creatives who grab each copy as soon as it hits the shelves (I may have just described myself). Before we get to the interview I want to send a huge thank you and virtual hug to February’s sponsor, The Wedding Business Academy. This 6-month group coaching program from Ginny Krauss and Kristin Kaplan is the only one of it’s kind for wedding professionals who want to learn, grow, mastermind and reach their revenue goals. CLICK HERE to learn more about The Wedding Business Academy to see if it’s what you’ve been looking for to have your best business year yet! In today’s episode, Brooke tells us the story of Belong and gets amazingly candid about what it really takes to run a magazine. You may be surprised to hear she has a VERY small team who are working around the clock to produce such a quality magazine. The second part of our interview is dedicated to Brooke sharing all of the details about the special issue she’s putting out this summer called Weddings & Celebrations. This issue is dedicated to the business of weddings and Brooke gives us the scoop about the kind of submissions she’s looking for and how you can be involved in this issue. Thanks so much for listening today!

44mins

16 Feb 2017

Episode artwork

Belong Magazine's Brooke Saxon-Spencer On "Making A Life-Giving Creative Community"

Roam + Golightly: A Podcast For Creative Adventurers - Roam + Go Lightly

Friends, happy Monday! The internet can be a crazy, vast place for a creative to find a home... and that's why I'm so pleased to have Brooke Saxon-Spencer, the creator of Belong Magazine on the podcast today. Belong Magazine is all about celebrating the art and the community of social media, entrepreneurship and blogging while helping women navigate the web in life-giving ways. I mean... talk about a Godsend! The encouraging and empowering community that Brooke has created with Belong is one of my favorite things this year and I'm so excited to chat with her about the magazine's beginnings, the community she's created and the ins and outs of being an editor of a independently run magazine. Get ready... this one's a goodie!  Inspired? Feeling adventurous? Lock that feeling down and subscribe (leave us a review while you're at it too)!EACH COMMENT MAKES IT EASIER FOR OTHER CREATIVE ADVENTURERS LIKE YOURSELF TO FIND WHAT WE DO! TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE Brooke's previous experience working in the health care world before diving headfirst into magazine editorialHow reflecting on her desire to find an online space to thrive, encourage and support lead her to landing on the idea of Belong MagazineBelong's origins in creating content for blogging (including the surprising twist on it's name I'd never realized before!)Utilizing Belong's Facebook group as a sound board to share anything from the "stupid questions" to the small victories and everything in betweenThe tips and resource she'd give for anyone hunting for their own creative support systemWhat's next for Belong MagazineBrooke's tips for anyone pursuing a creative passion outside of their 9-5 job, and why staying in touch with your needs, schedule and creative desires is keyThe ins and outs of what Brooke's reality of organizing an editorial magazine, with an in-depth look at her process behind each issueRESOURCES MENTIONEDBelong Magazine's Facebook Group The Belong CollectiveBelong Magazine's Resource GuidebookCONNECT WITH US HEREBelong MagazineBelong Magazine's Instagram (@belongmag)Belong Magazine's Twitter (@belongmag) Our Instagram (@roamandgolightly)Our Twitter (@roam_golightly) IMAGE 1 | IMAGE 2 

50mins

13 Feb 2017

Episode artwork

Episode 35: Real Encouragement with Brooke Saxon-Spencer

BeYOUtifully Bold in Business Podcast

Happy 2017 everyone!!! We are back and our first official episode of 2017 features the lovely Brooke who is the founder and owner of Belong Magazine. She is getting real with us on how she believe we need to encourage, not only ourselves, but others too! She believes "Everyone has a place in this world of blogging, creativity, and business ownership." and wants to create that place where you can be supported in life and business! Grab your cup of coffee and get listening to be encouraged this morning! As always, if you love this episode or any other, we would be grateful if you hopped on over to iTunes and left us a review! <3

31mins

5 Jan 2017

Episode artwork

024: Brooke Saxon-Spencer; Maximizing Google Drive

Systems Saved Me

This episode is brought to you by Personalized Procedures.   Today, I’m talking about maximizing Google Drive. My guest is Brooke Saxon-Spencer, who runs the magazine Belong, which is designed for creatives and entrepreneurs.   Topics: (1:04) Introducing Brooke (2:30) Before systems (6:27) The need for professionalism (12:00) Using systems for other channels (15:05) Knowing everything has a place (18:18) Creating the process (21:50) Naming devices (23:56) Brooke’s best financial investment (29:12) Worst financial investment: missed investments (31:02) The legal side (32:54) Finding Brooke   Quote of the Week:   “Knowing that something that everyone has access to costs you nothing and will enable you to put a process in place and you can track things and people can get things when they need to is just fantastic.” - Brooke   Resources: www.belong-mag.com https://www.instagram.com/belongmag/ https://twitter.com/belongmag See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

12 Dec 2016

Episode artwork

Ep. 001: Brooke Saxon-Spencer of Belong Mag: Finding Where You Belong in Business

Office Talk with Annette Stepanian

Welcome to Episode 1 of Office Talk! My guest is Brooke Saxon Spencer, the founder and editor of Belong magazine. Brooke left the health care industry for this digital and print publication designed to celebrate community, blogging, social media, and entrepreneurship. You’ll find Brooke to be amazingly authentic and inspirational. Join us! Brooke is the founder and editor of Belong Magazine, a bi-monthly, digital and print magazine celebrating the art and community of blogging, social media and entrepreneurship. Belong seeks to promote community and connect women in life-giving relationship. To learn more, head over to www.annettestepanian.com/podcast

41mins

7 Sep 2016

Episode artwork

107: Brooke Saxon-Spencer, Founder + Editor of Belong Magazine

She Percolates with Jen Hatzung & Danielle Spurge

Brooke Saxon-Spencer, is the Founder + Editor of Belong Magazine. Introvert, Starbucks addict, M&M fiend, wife to her college sweetheart, mother of three, work-from-homer, midwestern girl at heart living in SoCal, dabbler in all things crafty and pursuer of Christ. As a creative introvert, Brooke began blogging a few years back looking for “her people” and “her place”.  Blogging didn’t bring her instant friends and the cozy comfort of community just by having an existence on the internet. In fact, it made Brooke feel even more lost and alone. Brooke has a desire for people to use the screen in front of them to connect beyond that screen. To discover “their place” and find “their people". This is the soul of Belong Magazine. To create a space to highlight some of the amazing resources--networks, conferences, other bloggers, etc... The world wide web is exactly that - a gigantic, messy mass of roads through which it is incredibly hard to find any destination, especially if you don't know what exactly you're looking for. Belong Magazine hopes to be the map--or at least the navigation system. To create. To connect. To encourage. To inspire. So that you can find a place where you belong. What success means to Brooke: "Being faithful and taking the next step." Things we chat about in this episode: how reading, writing, and reflecting helped spark Belong Magazine how belong magazine came out of Brooke trying to find her place, so she wanted to create a map to help other people find one another why having perseverance pays off. She admits she doesnt always know what she is doing, but she keeps moving forward. her most recently "scary moment" was sending 500 free copies of Belong Magazine to conference. books we mention: Mortal Instruments  and Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson Belong Magazine being in Barnes and Noble locations soon!

32mins

24 Feb 2016