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#MattieJames the podcast is a daily podcast where I - Mattie James, a style blogger based in Atlanta - share my experiences on blogging, branding + business in the blogosphere by answering your questions. After blogging for the last 5 years & working with the likes of H&M, Cotton, Club Monaco, American Express, Macy's & more, the purpose of this podcast is to help others prevent some mistakes by learning from mine.Please SUBSCRIBE on iTunes, rate (5 stars pretty please!) & review. You can also check out my blog where I post daily on style, blogging & lifestyle - http://www.mattiejames.com. Be sure to subscribe to the blog via email as well!You can follow me on social - Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube & Periscope, @theMattieJames.Be sure to Slay Your Day and David Your Goliath. xoMJ

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#MattieJames the podcast is a daily podcast where I - Mattie James, a style blogger based in Atlanta - share my experiences on blogging, branding + business in the blogosphere by answering your questions. After blogging for the last 5 years & working with the likes of H&M, Cotton, Club Monaco, American Express, Macy's & more, the purpose of this podcast is to help others prevent some mistakes by learning from mine.Please SUBSCRIBE on iTunes, rate (5 stars pretty please!) & review. You can also check out my blog where I post daily on style, blogging & lifestyle - http://www.mattiejames.com. Be sure to subscribe to the blog via email as well!You can follow me on social - Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube & Periscope, @theMattieJames.Be sure to Slay Your Day and David Your Goliath. xoMJ

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I truly love this Podcast. Thanks for inspiring and uplifting us on a weekly basis. Amazing.

Straight to the point and packed with great info!!

By 1Kaylaphil - Oct 08 2019
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I love how short these episodes are but so resourceful! Thank you!!

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255 Ratings
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249
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Amazing

By ARich Life -Alisha Richard - Nov 14 2019
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I truly love this Podcast. Thanks for inspiring and uplifting us on a weekly basis. Amazing.

Straight to the point and packed with great info!!

By 1Kaylaphil - Oct 08 2019
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I love how short these episodes are but so resourceful! Thank you!!
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#MattieJames the podcast is a daily podcast where I - Mattie James, a style blogger based in Atlanta - share my experiences on blogging, branding + business in the blogosphere by answering your questions. After blogging for the last 5 years & working with the likes of H&M, Cotton, Club Monaco, American Express, Macy's & more, the purpose of this podcast is to help others prevent some mistakes by learning from mine.Please SUBSCRIBE on iTunes, rate (5 stars pretty please!) & review. You can also check out my blog where I post daily on style, blogging & lifestyle - http://www.mattiejames.com. Be sure to subscribe to the blog via email as well!You can follow me on social - Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube & Periscope, @theMattieJames.Be sure to Slay Your Day and David Your Goliath. xoMJ

Rank #1: Why Planning Your Goals Isn't Enough

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On today's episode, I'm talking to all my people who love planning but notice their plans aren't coming to fruition. You can over plan and be under prepared. Today, we'll talk about exactly how to fix that. Wanna recap? Be sure to check out the show notes over at mattiejames.com/ep007.

Oct 05 2017

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Rank #2: Episode 55: Everything You Need To Know To Write Catchy Post Titles

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You write an amazing post that has great visuals and useful content for your audience. You can't wait for them to read, but then you're stuck. You have no idea what to title it. You come up with something and not as many people read as you expected. Your post title just wasn't catchy enough to get them to your blog. This is why your post title is so important. It's single handedly the deciding factor for a reader to check out your post. In episode 55 of the podcast, I break down the science of creating catchy post titles, so you can apply it to your blog immediately. There's even a free worksheet for you, too. Get your free show notes and worksheet at mattieologie.com/ep55.

Nov 10 2015

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Rank #3: Ask Mattie // Episode 6: How To Find Your Niche & Maximize It

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It's important to find a niche and maximize it to your benefit, so you can provide the utmost value to your audience via your blog, business or product. Finding my niche helped me increase income flow. So in today's episode, I'm going to break down how to find your niche and maximize it to the fullest.

Jun 30 2015

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Rank #4: Ask Mattie // Episode 5: Finding Confidence In Blogging

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In this episode of #AskMattie, I'm breaking down the ABC's of being confident when you blog. So many times we get in our own way because we're too busy overthinking a simple blog post idea when we should be sharing it with the world. Here's how to get over your fear and into creating great content.

Jun 29 2015

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Rank #5: Episode 53: 3 Ways To Write Better Social Copy

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Nov 05 2015

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Rank #6: 3 Things You Need To Be An Influencer

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In this episode of the Mattie James Show we discuss the 3 things that make you an influencer. This is often one of the most popular questions I get in my email and direct messages - what makes me (or anyone)- an influencer. In my opinion, it's Influencer DNA and I breakdown exactly what that is. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and check out the show notes at mattiejames.com/ep010.

Jul 26 2018

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Rank #7: The 3 Best Platforms To Build An Online Brand

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On this episode of the Mattie James Podcast, we are going to talk about platforms. We’re all seeing that this online thing is pretty lucrative, and if done right, can be long lasting. I want to talk about the best three because there are so many options. There are so many people on Instagram and Facebook, which whom I very impressed by, because so many people swear they don’t “use” Facebook, but are still on it. The question of a platform came from one of my Instagram followers and I thought this would make a great episode.

Be sure to catch the show notes of this episode at mattiejames.com/ep22

Feb 26 2019

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Rank #8: Episode 59 - How To Use Your Blog To Become A Freelance Writer

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One of the best ways to increase your blog readership is by getting in front of a new audience. One of the best ways to get in front of a new audience is by freelance writing for a compatible publication. And your blog can help you do that. If you treat your blog like a running pitch and use posts to support pitches. In episode 59, I'll talk about how to do that in detail and share my experience as a freelance writer as well. Be sure to download free show notes & take action worksheet at mattieologie.com/ep59.

Nov 18 2015

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Rank #9: The Mindset Necessary To Successfully Promote Your Blog or Business

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In this episode of The Mattie James Podcast, we are going to talk about the mindset you have to have to promote a blog or business. I get this question often, so I wanted to talk about it here on the podcast.

How do you get up the nerve to ask someone or your followers to go check out something you are trying to promote?

It can feel weird, especially when you are first starting out. We've been taught were always told to be modest, not to talk about ourselves or bring attention to yourself. But when it comes to business, the goal is to bring attention to yourself.

Be sure to check out the show notes for this episode over at mattiejames.com/ep21.

Feb 14 2019

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Rank #10: How To Balance Your 9 to 5 & Blog Consistently

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As someone who worked a 9 to 5 for three and a half years while having a pretty consistent blog, I can tell you that it's not easy. However, it is very possible. In episode 83 of the podcast, I'm sharing the 3 things that are absolutely necessary to make this happen. Trust me. This is a good one.

Want the free notes and worksheet from this episode? Head on over to mattieologie.com/ep83.

Jul 20 2016

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Rank #11: My Morning Routine Before Work

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I’ve talked about my morning routine before but thought it would be fun to do an updated episode of what my morning routine before work looks like now. So much has changed. I have two small children now. My husband goes to a 9-5 job in the morning and I get the kids ready for school on my own. So, it’s just really important that I start my day off by myself, so that the tone is set for the day for the entire family. In this episode, I’ll share the five things I do in the morning.

Be sure to visit the show notes of this episode at mattiejames.com/ep19.

Jan 31 2019

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Rank #12: Episode 49: Everything You Need To Know About Your Audience

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While no one in particular asked me this question, it’s something that I feel is important for all bloggers. This topic is a major reason why people go out of business or why no one is reading their blog. Today I’m going to break down the 4 things you need to be aware of in reference to your audience.

The Mattieologie podcast (formerly #AskMattie) is posted Monday thru Friday. If you have a question for me on style, life or blogging, send your name, URL & city + your question to askmattie@mattieologie.com. Listen below or subscribe on iTunes.

Sep 03 2015

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Rank #13: The Best Way To Find The Right Brand Contact

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In this episode of the Mattie James podcast, I talk about the best ways to find the right brand contacts. I get this question at least 20 times a week. This is a kinda a tough question because it isn’t a one size fits all answer. There are so many different titles for brand contacts, so I can’t just tell you one specific title, or person, to reach out to. However, I can tell you the best way and the easiest way to find brand contacts, regardless of who the brand is.

For show notes, visit mattiejames.com/ep20.

Feb 04 2019

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Rank #14: How to Actually Use Your To-Do List & Get Things Done

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There's nothing like kicking your week off productively and your things to do list really sets the tone for that. But it's not just about writing things down. What you're writing and how much you're putting on your list is really determining how much you're getting done. In episode 85, I break down how to maximize your to do list so you do actually get things done.

Want the free notes and worksheet from this episode? Go to Mattieologie.com/ep85 for more.

Aug 29 2016

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Rank #15: Episode 71 - 5 STEPS TO WRITING THE PERFECT BLOG POST

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Blog posts are tedious. I know you probably don't want to hear that but it's the truth. Especially when you have to find the perfect photo or graphic to go with the post and then promote it on social. There's also spellcheck, formatting, etc, etc. On episode 71, I share the 5 steps of writing the perfect blog post. After all, I've written some really bad ones and some good ones over the years. Be sure to download the show notes and free worksheet recapping this episode at mattieologie.com/ep71.

Dec 08 2015

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Rank #16: The One Thing That'll Grow Your Online Audience FAST

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I’m back with a brand new podcast and I’m excited to be back to it. Today, I’m talking about the one thing that will grow your blog or online business FAST no matter what your niche is. It’s worked for me and a slew of other people in various industries and I’m going to walk you through that in this episode.

Jul 17 2017

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Rank #17: Before You Quit Your Day Job

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On today's episode, we're going to discuss why it's soooooooo important to keep your day job in the early days of building your business. It's way more important than you think. I share 10 things you should do before leaving your job for your business. Be sure to find the show notes over at mattiejames.com/ep005.

Oct 03 2017

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Rank #18: Writing Emails That Get Responses

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In this episode of The Mattie James podcast, we’re discussing how to write emails that get responses. Maybe you are looking to get new clients. Maybe you are looking to nab a paid freelance gig. Maybe you’re looking for an intern. Or maybe you are just looking for outreach to get more attention. Cold email can be pretty intimidating, however, I’m going to share things you need to focus on to get the response you want: personalization, clarity, and relevance.

You can find the show notes where you can recap this episode at mattiejames.com/ep18

Dec 06 2018

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Rank #19: Episode 79: How To Come Across More Confident + Poised In Podcast And Video

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As content creators grow in the digital space, they're adding more video and podcast content to their blogs and online identities. My podcast is a little less than a year old and gotten serious about my video content within the last year, but many of you have asked how I'm so confident on my podcast and in YouTube videos. I definitely have my insecurities like the next person, but there are a few tricks that help with my confidence.

In episode 79 of the podcast, I break down how to come across confident in your podcasts and videos with three tips.

Feb 17 2016

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Rank #20: Episode 70 - 3 Things You Need To Make Your Blog Look Good For Free

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The upkeep of a blog can be expensive. Between a designer, photo editing software, layouts, it can start to add up. But there's good news, while your budget may be modest there are some little changes you can make without breaking the bank. In episode 70 of the podcast, I discuss 3 things you can do to make your blog look better for free (or very little). Be sure to download the show notes and worksheet for free at mattieologie.com/ep70.

Dec 04 2015

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Getting Brands To Notice You Online

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In this episode of the Mattie James show, we’ll be discussing how to get brands to notice you online. Sure, pitching brands can be part of your strategy as an influencer, but it’s also important to do the work necessary and create a strategy where brands notice you online and in turn reach out & pitch you. When brands start to reach out to you because of the kind of content you create and the kind of engagement you have with an audience, they’ll usually bring you lucrative opportunities that you never would have thought of to pitch them. By the end of this episode, you’ll understand exactly what you should include in your strategy to get brands to notice you online.

Jun 26 2019

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How To Create An Editorial Process & Become Consistent

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In this episode of the Mattie James show, we’ll be discussing how to create an editorial process and become consistent at posting. This can be applied to anything - your blog, your YouTube channel, your podcast or even your Instagram. You build a following when you post consistently and until you have a process put in place, you will be inconsistent. By the end of this episode, you should understand why an editorial calendar wasn’t enough and how to create your own editorial process that’ll get you consistent once and for all.

Jun 25 2019

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Elevating Your Visuals As An Influencer

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In this episode of the Mattie James show, we’ll be discussing how to elevate your visuals as an influencer. The first thing a brand or your audience does to your content is see it, so prioritizing your visuals is important if you want to be taken seriously as an influencer and eventually paid to create content.

Jun 24 2019

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Creating Summit 21, Working Smart & Adding Value with Morgan Debaun of Blavity

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In this episode of The Mattie James Podcast, I talk to Morgan Debaun - the CEO of Blavity - about working smarter, how to provide corporate brands with value and the 3 things she does to slay her day. This is the first time I’ve interviewed anyone for the podcast and Morgan does not disappoint.

You can follow Morgan everywhere online @morgandebaun and sign up for her Work Smart newsletter over at morgandebaun.com. For more info on Summit 21, check out https://summit21conference.com/.

Follow me on Instagram @themattiejames and read my latest posts at mattiejames.com.

May 29 2019

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How To Ask Someone To Be On Your Podcast or Blog

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In this episode of the Mattie James Podcast, I talk about how to properly ask someone to be on their podcast or their blog. I get hit up in my DM’s so much with people asking me this question. Honestly, the approach of it is very lackluster, and sometimes, very unprofessional. I have a love/hate relationship with DMs. It is such a quick and direct way to connect with you guys, which I love, and IG stories has made the direct messaging pretty casual and approachable. However, there is a better way to do it. Since this is something me and my sister, Maya, talk about, I thought it would be good to share with you three ways to properly ask someone to be on your podcast or blog.

Be sure to catch the show notes of the podcast over at mattiejames.com/ep23.

Mar 15 2019

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The 3 Best Platforms To Build An Online Brand

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On this episode of the Mattie James Podcast, we are going to talk about platforms. We’re all seeing that this online thing is pretty lucrative, and if done right, can be long lasting. I want to talk about the best three because there are so many options. There are so many people on Instagram and Facebook, which whom I very impressed by, because so many people swear they don’t “use” Facebook, but are still on it. The question of a platform came from one of my Instagram followers and I thought this would make a great episode.

Be sure to catch the show notes of this episode at mattiejames.com/ep22

Feb 26 2019

13mins

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The Mindset Necessary To Successfully Promote Your Blog or Business

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In this episode of The Mattie James Podcast, we are going to talk about the mindset you have to have to promote a blog or business. I get this question often, so I wanted to talk about it here on the podcast.

How do you get up the nerve to ask someone or your followers to go check out something you are trying to promote?

It can feel weird, especially when you are first starting out. We've been taught were always told to be modest, not to talk about ourselves or bring attention to yourself. But when it comes to business, the goal is to bring attention to yourself.

Be sure to check out the show notes for this episode over at mattiejames.com/ep21.

Feb 14 2019

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The Best Way To Find The Right Brand Contact

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In this episode of the Mattie James podcast, I talk about the best ways to find the right brand contacts. I get this question at least 20 times a week. This is a kinda a tough question because it isn’t a one size fits all answer. There are so many different titles for brand contacts, so I can’t just tell you one specific title, or person, to reach out to. However, I can tell you the best way and the easiest way to find brand contacts, regardless of who the brand is.

For show notes, visit mattiejames.com/ep20.

Feb 04 2019

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My Morning Routine Before Work

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I’ve talked about my morning routine before but thought it would be fun to do an updated episode of what my morning routine before work looks like now. So much has changed. I have two small children now. My husband goes to a 9-5 job in the morning and I get the kids ready for school on my own. So, it’s just really important that I start my day off by myself, so that the tone is set for the day for the entire family. In this episode, I’ll share the five things I do in the morning.

Be sure to visit the show notes of this episode at mattiejames.com/ep19.

Jan 31 2019

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Writing Emails That Get Responses

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In this episode of The Mattie James podcast, we’re discussing how to write emails that get responses. Maybe you are looking to get new clients. Maybe you are looking to nab a paid freelance gig. Maybe you’re looking for an intern. Or maybe you are just looking for outreach to get more attention. Cold email can be pretty intimidating, however, I’m going to share things you need to focus on to get the response you want: personalization, clarity, and relevance.

You can find the show notes where you can recap this episode at mattiejames.com/ep18

Dec 06 2018

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5 Things You Need Before You Pitch Brands

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In this episode of the Mattie James podcast we’re discussing the 5 things you need to have before you pitch brands. People always ask me "what do I need before I pitch brands?" This is my elaborated answer. By the end of this episode, you'll know what you need to do, have and get before making the big leap and pitching a brand your idea for money.

Nov 07 2018

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How To Find Your Confidence As An Influencer

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In this episode of the Mattie James podcast we’re discussing how to find your confidence as an influencer. This is a question I tend to get fairly often from followers and listeners alike. Confidence as an influencer didn’t happen overnight and we all have our days. Turns out, there are 3 things I had to do to find that confidence: be aware of my value, research the market relentlessly and know my audience.

You can find the show notes where you can recap this episode at mattiejames.com/ep15.

Nov 06 2018

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How To Be Successful

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In this episode of the Mattie James podcast we’ll be discussing the 4 Seasons of Success and exactly what they look like. There’s a misconception that success should happen faster than it actually does, when achieving success actually has various seasons. It certainly doesn’t happen overnight and to become the successful version of yourself, you’re going to have to go through each season no matter who you are. Identifying these seasons has helped me to be tremendously aware of where I am in my journey as an influencer and entrepreneur and by the end of this episode my hope is that it’ll bring you much awareness as well.

If you’re interested in the show notes (and a full transcript of this episode) where you can recap this episode, you can find them at mattiejames.com/ep14.

Nov 01 2018

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3 Business Goals I'm Working Towards To Help Me Grow This Year

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In this episode of the Mattie James show, I'm sharing 3 business goals I'm working towards to help me grow in 2018. They say when you share a goal and say it out loud you're more likely to achieve it, so I'm starting with 3 on this podcast.

Aug 01 2018

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The Right Time To Pitch Brands

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In this episode of the Mattie James Show we answer a question I get asked a lot in my email and DM's: when's the right time to pitch brands? The answer may shock you - it has nothing to do with how many followers you have or even how long you've been blogging. But you do need three things and we break that down in this show. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (and leave a review!).

Jul 28 2018

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5 Things I Do Before Breakfast

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In this episode of the Mattie James Show, I share the 5 Things I Do Before Breakfast. After reading What Successful People Do Before Breakfast a couple of weeks ago, I was inspired to get back on my 5am wake ups especially since baby was now feeding around that time. I'm not a morning person, but every time I wake up that early and follow this morning routine, it allows me to operate from overflow. I elaborate further in one of my favorite podcasts I've ever recorded.

Be sure to subscribe to the Mattie James Show on iTunes and review it. Check out the show notes over at mattiejames.com/ep011.

Jul 27 2018

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3 Things You Need To Be An Influencer

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In this episode of the Mattie James Show we discuss the 3 things that make you an influencer. This is often one of the most popular questions I get in my email and direct messages - what makes me (or anyone)- an influencer. In my opinion, it's Influencer DNA and I breakdown exactly what that is. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and check out the show notes at mattiejames.com/ep010.

Jul 26 2018

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The One Thing I Did To Increase My Productivity

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In this episode of the Mattie James Show, I discuss the one change I recently made that allowed me to flesh out my ideas thoroughly and increase the likeliness of making them a reality. This one rule is has been a gamechanger for me. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and check out the show notes at mattiejames.com/ep009.

Jul 25 2018

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How To Cure Creative Burnout

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In this episode of the Mattie James Show, I'm back from maternity leave (yes, 9 months is a lot) and hitting the ground running. Like most of us who create online, it's easy to scroll too much and experience creative burnout. But there's 3 ways to easily cure this and I share I did it recently. For show notes, be sure to check out mattiejames.com/ep008.

Jul 23 2018

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Why Planning Your Goals Isn't Enough

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On today's episode, I'm talking to all my people who love planning but notice their plans aren't coming to fruition. You can over plan and be under prepared. Today, we'll talk about exactly how to fix that. Wanna recap? Be sure to check out the show notes over at mattiejames.com/ep007.

Oct 05 2017

12mins

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iTunes Ratings

255 Ratings
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249
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Amazing

By ARich Life -Alisha Richard - Nov 14 2019
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I truly love this Podcast. Thanks for inspiring and uplifting us on a weekly basis. Amazing.

Straight to the point and packed with great info!!

By 1Kaylaphil - Oct 08 2019
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I love how short these episodes are but so resourceful! Thank you!!