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After the Jump

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Wednesdays at 1:00PM EST The theme song for After the Jump is "Bell" by Screaming Females Design blogger Grace Bonney of Design\*Sponge takes her love art and design from the web to radio. Through a series of interviews with designers, store owners and up-and-coming members of the creative community, Grace will delve deeper into the world of independent artists. From exploring the day-to-day lives of contemporary makers to discussing the challenges they face, After the Jump will take the conversation off the screen and into real life. Design\*Sponge founder Grace Bonney has a unique angle on the industry, having worked as a contributing editor at Domino, House & Garden and Craft magazines, and as a freelancer with top publications like New York Home, Food and Wine, In Style, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Magazine, CITY Magazine, Time Out New York Kids, Archinect, The New York Post, Everyday with Rachael Ray and others. In addition, she wrote a weekly design column for the Philadelphia Inquirer for two years and has worked as Style Editor of HGTV’s Ideas Magazine. She is also the author of "Design Sponge at Home." Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.

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Wednesdays at 1:00PM EST The theme song for After the Jump is "Bell" by Screaming Females Design blogger Grace Bonney of Design\*Sponge takes her love art and design from the web to radio. Through a series of interviews with designers, store owners and up-and-coming members of the creative community, Grace will delve deeper into the world of independent artists. From exploring the day-to-day lives of contemporary makers to discussing the challenges they face, After the Jump will take the conversation off the screen and into real life. Design\*Sponge founder Grace Bonney has a unique angle on the industry, having worked as a contributing editor at Domino, House & Garden and Craft magazines, and as a freelancer with top publications like New York Home, Food and Wine, In Style, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Magazine, CITY Magazine, Time Out New York Kids, Archinect, The New York Post, Everyday with Rachael Ray and others. In addition, she wrote a weekly design column for the Philadelphia Inquirer for two years and has worked as Style Editor of HGTV’s Ideas Magazine. She is also the author of "Design Sponge at Home." Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.

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You won't want to miss an episode!!

My favorite podcast

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Absolutely useful! I listen religiously

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66 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Design in Conversation

By IDYM - Jun 24 2016
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You won't want to miss an episode!!

My favorite podcast

By ToddEagle - Oct 26 2015
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Absolutely useful! I listen religiously

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Wednesdays at 1:00PM EST The theme song for After the Jump is "Bell" by Screaming Females Design blogger Grace Bonney of Design\*Sponge takes her love art and design from the web to radio. Through a series of interviews with designers, store owners and up-and-coming members of the creative community, Grace will delve deeper into the world of independent artists. From exploring the day-to-day lives of contemporary makers to discussing the challenges they face, After the Jump will take the conversation off the screen and into real life. Design\*Sponge founder Grace Bonney has a unique angle on the industry, having worked as a contributing editor at Domino, House & Garden and Craft magazines, and as a freelancer with top publications like New York Home, Food and Wine, In Style, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Magazine, CITY Magazine, Time Out New York Kids, Archinect, The New York Post, Everyday with Rachael Ray and others. In addition, she wrote a weekly design column for the Philadelphia Inquirer for two years and has worked as Style Editor of HGTV’s Ideas Magazine. She is also the author of "Design Sponge at Home." Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.

Rank #1: Episode 20: Becoming Your Brand

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On today’s episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is once again joined by Design*Sponge’s managing editor Amy Azzarito to discuss becoming your own brand. Tune in to hear Grace and Amy list some of the the “dos & don’ts” of branding yourself. Learn about the different steps to take in order to personalize and get visibility for your business. Create a mission statement and work on your elevator pitch! Hear about the importance of focus and expertise to make your creative work stand out! Learn to navigate the tricky world of self-promotion; how can you get the word out about your business without seeming self-absorbed? Grace and Amy help you stay organized and work on the logistics of your own personal business image! This episode has been brought to you by Clarkson Potter Publishers.

One of the most important things about being an expert is that you never want to stop learning. Even if this is your field of expertise, you’re always going to want to work to better yourself.” [8:25] — Amy Azzarito on After the Jump

“Be who you are, own who you are. There’s a real value in being relate-able.” [25:51] — Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Oct 08 2012

32mins

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Rank #2: Episode 91: How to Create Content for the New Online World

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Welcome to the Design Sponge school of creating content for the new online world. On this week’s episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney provides some insightful advice for navigating the ever changing online landscape to promote your brand or product. Attention spans are getting shorter and content platforms are changing right before our eyes and Grace helps listeners sort through it all. Find out how to humanize your social media accounts and deliver your message effectively! This program was brought to you by MailChimp.


“It’s never been easier to find so much of any kind of content you could ever want but it’s harder to get your content in front of as many people you’d like.” [01:00]

“Be sure to mix the good with the bad – it will humanize you and your brand in a way you can’t do with any other process.” [22:00]

–Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Oct 08 2014

30mins

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Rank #3: Episode 47: Live the Life You Want to Live

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Live the life you want to live! This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined by frequent guest co-host Amy Azzarito to talk about setting personal goals for outside of work. Hear how Grace and Amy mapped out aspects of their personal lives through collage-like “vision boards” and seasonal lists. Don’t be afraid to get lost! Learn how to wander away from work goals in order to benefit your out-of-work life. Grace and Amy talk about suspending self-judgment, and how letting yourself go can help you discover interests and increase your happiness. Thanks to our sponsor, BluePrint Cleanse.

“The idea of filling your home with beautiful things has become equally as important as being happy in that home.” [3:00]

Grace Bonney on After the Jump

“Every season, I make a big, dreamy list for myself. What are my goals for the season? And what do I want for myself? I let myself see what will happen in those three months.” [9:10]

Amy Azzarito on After the Jump

Aug 01 2013

33mins

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Rank #4: Episode 16: Finding Your Voice with Amy Azzarito

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On this installment of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined by Amy Azzarito, the managing editor at Design*Sponge. Grace and Amy are discussing how to get your voice out in the creative community, specifically in an online format. Hear about the importance of defining a personal niche in terms of content and personality. Grace and Amy also give some helpful tips for attracting an audience and self-promotion. How do Grace and Amy stay inspired? Learn about pulling inspiration from different resources, and how it can influence your content and make something wholly unique. Finally, tune in to hear some organizational tips, and why it’s always important to stay true to your instincts! This program has been brought to you by Clarkson Potter Publishers.

“One thing I really like about blogging is that it is a way to showcase your aesthetic sensibilities even if you might not have design skills.” — Amy Azzarito on After the Jump

“Accept your voice how it is, and trust that if you’re speaking from your heart and the way you are on a day-to-day basis, people are really going to gravitate towards that.” — Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Sep 10 2012

31mins

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Rank #5: Episode 50: Organize & Simplify

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Learn how to simplify your life on this week’s installment of After the Jump! Grace Bonney is joined by Design*Sponge’s Amy Azzarito and Max Tielman to discuss daily routines, stress reducers, and more! Find out how daily rituals help keep these Design*Sponge staffers sane, and how repeated actions can help curb decision fatigue. Learn how to delegate tasks in your small business in order to maintain quality control and relieve individual pressures. Tune in to find out what recommendations Grace, Amy, and Max suggest in order to stay organized and efficient! This program has been brought to you by BluePrint Cleanse.

“Once it’s on my calendar, my brain doesn’t have to keep track of it.” [16:00]

“Being a visual person, I always try to reduce visual clutter.” [25:10]

Max Tielman on After the Jump

Sep 05 2013

34mins

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Rank #6: Episode 89: Lisa Congdon of Art, Inc.

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You don’t have to starve to be an artist. Find out how to build a career doing what you love on a brand new episode of After the Jump. Grace Bonney is joined by Artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon, best known for her colorful paintings and drawings. Since 2007, she has been illustrating for clients including The Museum of Modern Art, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Chronicle Books, The Land of Nod, The Obama Campaign and Simon & Schuster, among others. Lisa is also known for her intricate line drawings, pattern design & hand lettering and has licensed her work for fabric, kitchen linens, wallpaper and bedding. In addition to illustrating full time, Lisa maintains a thriving Etsy shop and writes a popular daily blog of her work, life and inspiration called Today is Going to be Awesome. She is the author of A Collection a Day, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One and Art Inc.. Tune in and find out how Lisa found her career in art, what advice she has for aspiring artists and what she plans on doing with the next phase of her life. This program was brought to you by Mail Chimp.

“I’ve always been sort of obsessed with digging up treasures.” [05:00]

“Because art is so subjective, we think we don’t deserve to be here we often feel like impostors. We’re mystified by the way it all works. Years later having figured out the way it all works, I have really learned that I have a place and that all of these ideas I had about what other people thought of me were all in my own head.” [12:00]

“I actually feel like my career will thrive more the more I’m enjoying my life in general. Sometimes working super hard all of the time is just not sustainable.” [29:00]

–Lisa Congdon on After the Jump

Sep 17 2014

32mins

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Rank #7: Episode 64: 10 Tips for Business Owners

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This week on After the Jump, Grace provides some great advice for business owners to keep their business and personal lives strong and healthy. She gives us 10 big tips to focus on that can help us to be happier and more productive. This program has been sponsored by Of A Kind.

“It’s close to impossible to run a healthy business without support and feedback that you can trust and actually act upon.” [4:55]

“Time off is not a luxury, it is a necessity.” [7:45]

Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Feb 27 2014

28mins

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Rank #8: Episode 33: Lia Ronnen of Artisan Books

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Learn how to turn your lifestyle or design idea into a book with Lia Ronnen, Executive Editor and Associate Publisher at Artisan Books. Tune in to hear Grace Bonney talk with Lia about her background in the art world, and how that led to work in packaging, publishing, and editing. Learn about Artisan’s unique take fashion, lifestyle, and design books, and why they have worked with category killers like Domino and Lucky. How have blogs and magazines influenced the world of books and publishing? Find out how the death of bookstores has affected the marketing of visual books, and tune in to hear Lia explain how to pitch a book idea! This program has been sponsored by Whole Foods.

“The toughest problem that we’ve had is the loss of the bookstore. That was our biggest marketing tool… For visual books- coffee table books, books that are objects- bookstores are important.” [18:50]

“A book needs to be more in depth; it’s not a blog. In order for it to have a longer life, it needs to have something specific to say.” [23:50]

Lia Ronnen on After the Jump

Mar 21 2013

34mins

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Rank #9: Episode 70: After The Jump – Productivity Tips

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This week on After The Jump, Grace brings back Julia Turshen to discuss prioritization and getting the boring stuff done early. No one actually likes doing bills and taxes, but if you can get those out of the way first, the rest of your days can be spent being creative and accomplishing other, more important big things. Tune in to hear all of Grace and Julia’s tips! This program has been sponsored by Of A Kind.

“What makes life interesting is that we all find different ways to get whatever we need to get done done!” [21:00]

–Julia Turshen on After The Jump

Apr 17 2014

37mins

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Rank #10: Episode 96: How to Make the Most of the Holidays for your Business

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Find out how to make the most of the holidays for your business on a brand new episode of After the Jump! Host Grace Bonney is joined by friend and ceramic artist Nicholas Newcomb who offers handmade ceramic items to a wide audience through Nicholas Newcomb Pottery & Sculpture. Nicholas’ work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums. He has worked and studied with many artists including renowned ceramics artist Toshiko Takaezu and other highly acclaimed artists, sculptors, and designers such as Leslie Ferst, Regis Brodie, William Hardy, and Christopher Spitzmiller. Tune in and listen as Grace and Nicholas talk about the business side of the creative community and what happens when the tricky season of holiday sales come along! This program was brought to you by White Oak Pastures.

“There is a growing movement for people to buy local just like they eat locally and I think that food movement is moving into the home and home goods which is really exciting and important.” [05:00]

–Nicholas Newcomb on After the Jump

Nov 26 2014

31mins

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Rank #11: Episode 13: Work, Life, and Balance

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On this episode of After the Jump, host Grace Bonney is talking about the importance of balancing work and managing stress. Today, Grace pulls from her personal experiences in order to offer some sound advice about having an efficient and happy work life. Tune in to learn about how being honest with yourself can help to realize your professional goals, and how prioritizing can lead to effective productivity. Hear about how Grace made changes in her life, and how you can avoid the burn-out that is pervasive in the digital community. Grace also notes the importance of a support system, and lists some valuable resources for people experiencing a work life imbalance. This episode has been brought to you by Clarkson Potter Publishers.

“While flexibility and understanding with yourself is good, also having some hard lines is never a bad thing.”

“Your career is rarely ruined by saying ‘no’ to a single opportunity or making a single mistake, but what can ruin it is being burned out, being uninspired, and not operating efficiently or to the best of your ability.”

Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Aug 13 2012

30mins

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Rank #12: Episode 40: Frequently Asked Questions

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How does a blog make money? What tools should a blogger know about? On this episode of After the Jump, host Grace Bonney and Amy Azzarito tackle the top questions they regularly come across at Design*Sponge. Hear what an average day at Design*Sponge is like- including team meetings, scheduling some “you” time, and surviving the flood of emails. Building Design*Sponge also means extensive outreach; this how they find homes across the world- from France to the United States! Hear what motivates them, and what is next for the site. Find out what they would be doing if Design*Sponge didn’t exist, and how they wrangle with their cats’ destructive tendencies. This program was sponsored by BluePrint.

“Every adult wants to know how you have a job when you work on the internet.” [5:05]

— Amy Azzarito on After the Jump

“Start thinking of yourself as a producer of content and that content does not necessarily live where you live.” [10:30]

“I am increibly motivated by feedback. Whether it’s good or bad, I enjoy comments.” [8:45]

— Grace Bonney on After the Jump

May 16 2013

33mins

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Rank #13: Episode 84: Social Media Primer

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Get a social media primer from Grace Bonney on an essential episode of After the Jump! She breaks down the steps you need to take to start building your brand online and shares advice on how to chart your successes and failures with social media. Tune in as she explains the differences between small, medium and large content and outlines strategies for you to tackle the sometimes overwhelming task of entering the social media stratosphere. This program was brought to you by Mail Chimp.

“There are 1.2 billion people on Facebook. There are 225 million on Twitter, 200 million on Instagram and over 70 million people on Pinterest. It’s an awful lot of people and the kicker is those people are also potential clients, customers… Avoiding them represents missing out on opportunities none of us can afford to let pass us by.” [01:00]

“Start a chart on your computer. You’ll want to track account names, what platform they’re on and what they’re doing that you like.” [03:00]

“You don’t want to fall into the trap of only posting light content. Find the mix that’s right for you.” [08:00]

–Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Aug 13 2014

16mins

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Rank #14: Episode 67: Expressing Your Voice Through Social Media

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Looking to maintain a strong presence online and through social media accounts? On this week’s episode of After the Jump, learn how to find a rediscover your voice, how to translate that voice into a consistent presence and how to vary your content from channel to channel. Grace Bonney knows what she’s talking about – and you’ll come away from this episode with a much clearer idea of how to engage your online communities. This program was sponsored by Of A Kind

“When you’re finding your voice – you shouldn’t be trying to find any other voice but your own.” [3:00]

“The older you get and the more you see out there – your aesthetic is changing without you even realizing it!” [6:45]

“Youtube will be next year what Instagram was this year.” [24:30]

–Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Mar 27 2014

30mins

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Rank #15: Episode 90: Genevieve Gorder Returns

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On this week’s episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney welcomes back an inspiration of hers, TV personality and accomplished designer Genevieve Gorder. She is currently the host of Genevieve’s Renovation and Dear Genevieve on the HGTV cable channel. Tune in for a candid and insightful discussion on the nature of design, the challenges of TV and the pursuit of happiness. This program was brought to you by Mail Chimp.


“I don’t think I’ve had sleep since 1998.” [02:00]

“Having just turned 40, I have such a better understanding of how little I need and how special it needs to be.” [19:00]

“The main goal in design is making people happy – whether it’s in your house or somebody else’s.” [23:00]

“With TV you can only say so much – when it comes to word and visual that’s when I can really say what I want.” [25:00]

–Genevieve Gorder on After the Jump

Oct 01 2014

32mins

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Rank #16: Episode 60: Jon Call

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This week on After the Jump, Grace welcomes guest Jon Call, a New York based interior designer. Jon tells us about growing up in Washington state, and his fascination with design and architecture from a very young age. After the break, Grace and Jon discuss Kanye West’s recent rant on the design industry, giving their opinions on the subject. Tune in to hear their thoughts! This program has been sponsored by Brooklyn Slate. Music provided by Sleepies.

“Everybody’s going to be faced with faux authenticity. What’s going to define you is where you think it’s passable and where you have no tolerance for that.” [9:00]

“I’m looking to cultivate new voices and new trends in my career.” [27:15]

Jon Call on After the Jump

Jan 23 2014

29mins

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Rank #17: Episode 80: Curation, Profit & Scalability

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Curation. Profit. Scalability. These are the themes on this weeks episode of After the Jump, as Grace Bonney is back from a two week hiatus to chat with Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer, the two ladies behind Sight Unseen. Monica & Jill are former editors of I.D. Magazine, as well as freelance writers, curators, and design consultants. Sight Unseen is an online magazine that takes readers inside the worlds of design, art, fashion, and photography. With in-depth, behind-the-scenes reportage, Sight Unseen uncovers the stories, inspirations, and obsessions of some of the most fascinating designers and artists working today. Since its founding in 2009, the site has served as a destination for companies and individuals interested in scouting new talent as well as an inspiration for those working in creative pursuits. Tune in for a lively discussion on online media, the design community and much much more. This program was brought to you by Rolling Press.


“Our backgrounds in print journalism helped us be able to trust ourselves, look at what we like and assume our readers like that too.” [04:00]

“There’s no way to post once a day with long stories unless you have a big team. The internet today requires that you have content constantly churning.” [08:00]

–Monica Khemsurov on After the Jump

“We’re still known for the content behind the images – so that’s been nice. Even though we produce shorter stories [than we used to] they’re still full of content.” [09:00]

–Jill Singer on After the Jump

Jul 16 2014

36mins

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Rank #18: Episode 81: Jealousy

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We all know what it’s like to be jealous. Jealousy is often considered one of the worst emotions but why is jealousy tinged with so much negativity? On a shorter format episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney explains why she thinks jealousy is a good thing. It’s not as radical as it sounds! There’s perhaps no faster or clearer tool for showing you exactly what you want than jealousy. All the people you’re jealous of can and probably should be the people you add to your network of friends collaborators and coworkers. Tune in and find out how to turn jealousy into something much more productive. This program was brought to you by White Oak Pastures.

“I’ve come to the conclusion that jealousy gets a bad wrap.” [01:00]

“If jealousy and desire have the power to make us feel something so strongly, surely they have the power the help us do something good too!” [02:00]

“What the internet doesn’t show you is all the times things didn’t work out.” [02:00]

“Whenever I get that familiar pang of jealousy – I make myself stop and simmer with it until I’m able to make sense of what I’m feeling.” [08:00]

–Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Jul 23 2014

15mins

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Rank #19: Episode 82: Intention with Jess Livley

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How is intention different than goal setting? Find out how to run your business and life with intention as Grace Bonney is joined by Jess Lively, a consultant and blogger helping people design lives, homes and businesses with intention on JessLively.com and With-Intention.com. Hear about the three levels of business success, get all sorts of insight into how you can balance the conversation between your ego and your gut and find out how Jess overcame her own self doubt to empower others to embrace intention and take control of their lives! This program was brought to you by White Oak Pastures

“I use the word intention as a softer word for a goal because I’m too paralyzed by the word goal.” [05:00]

“You have to know what your values are – and you’re always motivated by something.” [09:00]

“The intuition that we have within us – if you can connect to that, it will guide you and tell you what to do next.” [12:00]

“Discover what’s really important to you independent of any achievement or outcomes.” [28:00]

–Jess Lively on After the Jump

Jul 30 2014

32mins

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Rank #20: Episode 23: Lessons, Mistakes, & Achievements

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This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney calls into the studio in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to talk about her top ten business lessons. Tune in to hear about some of the mistakes that Grace made with her businesses, and how they served as valuable learning experiences. Learn about the importance of following your bliss, trusting your gut, and not compromising! Grace talks about some of her personal experiences, and how she realized she needed to spend more time working on her life outside of the work environment. Listen to this episode to hear Grace’s top ten business tips, top five greatest mistakes, and top five achievements! This program has been brought to you by Clarkson Potter Publishers.

“Sometimes breaking a rule means rewriting it to be more inclusive, realistic, or innovative.” [9:45]

“I really think that mistakes are a wonderful thing because they really allow you to take a time out and look at your business and say, ‘Has this grown to a way that this isn’t manageable anymore? Is this something I’ve been overlooking? Or something that I’ve been putting on the back burner that really needs to be addressed?’ Never take mistakes personally.” [17:05]

Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Nov 05 2012

32mins

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