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Kate Northrup & Mike Watts are entrepreneurs, parents, and partners in love, life, and business. They believe in making a life, not just a living and have a lifestyle that reflects that. They share their tips and strategies that have allowed them to build a high 6-figure online business that they grow from their home in Maine, working part time while raising their daughter. Their show is a deep dive into what makes life worth living and how to design your business and life around that. From business strategy to in-depth interviews, metaphysics, spirituality, mindset, and personal development, Kate & Mike will show you how to make the most out of your life, love, and business.

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Kate Northrup & Mike Watts are entrepreneurs, parents, and partners in love, life, and business. They believe in making a life, not just a living and have a lifestyle that reflects that. They share their tips and strategies that have allowed them to build a high 6-figure online business that they grow from their home in Maine, working part time while raising their daughter. Their show is a deep dive into what makes life worth living and how to design your business and life around that. From business strategy to in-depth interviews, metaphysics, spirituality, mindset, and personal development, Kate & Mike will show you how to make the most out of your life, love, and business.

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My favorite podcast!

By Mkguiles - Dec 18 2019
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Mike and Kate, your podcast was the first I ever listened to and has catapulted me on a totally wellness journey. I started from the beginning and binged every episode. I have learned SO much from you guys, you’ve honestly changed my outlook on life in so many ways: mind, body and spirit. I personally love your dynamic- you guys are real with each other, and actually sound like husband and wife before business partners. It’s refreshing, real, and what makes your podcast the FIRST on my list. Ps I can’t wait for my planner to come! Cheers!

Kate is Emasculating

By Zii Mizzle - Oct 24 2019
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Feedback: Love the show’s content 100%. I must say, it just makes me feel uncomfortable to hear Kate pick on Mike’s grammar, word choices, and general mistakes, every single show. Sometimes...just let it go. If Mike says he has never attended an “AA class” instead of AA mtg, just let it go, for the podcast at least. No need to correct him and then laugh dismissively. Those small things add up to an uneasy listen.

iTunes Ratings

170 Ratings
Average Ratings
147
12
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4
4

My favorite podcast!

By Mkguiles - Dec 18 2019
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Mike and Kate, your podcast was the first I ever listened to and has catapulted me on a totally wellness journey. I started from the beginning and binged every episode. I have learned SO much from you guys, you’ve honestly changed my outlook on life in so many ways: mind, body and spirit. I personally love your dynamic- you guys are real with each other, and actually sound like husband and wife before business partners. It’s refreshing, real, and what makes your podcast the FIRST on my list. Ps I can’t wait for my planner to come! Cheers!

Kate is Emasculating

By Zii Mizzle - Oct 24 2019
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Feedback: Love the show’s content 100%. I must say, it just makes me feel uncomfortable to hear Kate pick on Mike’s grammar, word choices, and general mistakes, every single show. Sometimes...just let it go. If Mike says he has never attended an “AA class” instead of AA mtg, just let it go, for the podcast at least. No need to correct him and then laugh dismissively. Those small things add up to an uneasy listen.
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The Kate & Mike Show: Life, Love, and Business

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Kate Northrup & Mike Watts are entrepreneurs, parents, and partners in love, life, and business. They believe in making a life, not just a living and have a lifestyle that reflects that. They share their tips and strategies that have allowed them to build a high 6-figure online business that they grow from their home in Maine, working part time while raising their daughter. Their show is a deep dive into what makes life worth living and how to design your business and life around that. From business strategy to in-depth interviews, metaphysics, spirituality, mindset, and personal development, Kate & Mike will show you how to make the most out of your life, love, and business.

Rank #1: Episode 143: Your Period, Moon + Cyclical Living Questions Answered!

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The number one thing I’ve heard since making the rounds on all the podcasts and launching Do Less is that people’s minds are blown by the information about cyclical living and how we have this inner blueprint for productivity that no one has ever taught you...until now.

It’s pretty straightforward if you have a normal, healthy, regular 28-day menstrual cycle, but there are so many reasons that may not be the case.

Pregnancy. Menopause. Being a man. Bleeding on the full moon. Hormonal birth control. An IUD. Breast cancer treatment. Nursing. Irregular cycles that vary between 17-43 days. PCOS. Perimenopause. Working in a corporate setting that doesn’t support this whole cyclical living thing.

Since Do Less came out, my DM’s and our inbox have been filling up with your questions about your period, the moon, and how this whole cyclical living and planning thing works for your specific situation.

So, Mike and I recorded a brand-new, incredibly meaty episode of The Kate & Mike Show to answer all of your cyclical living and planning questions.

(Well, mostly I answered your questions and then Mike asked me more.)

Here’s what we covered:

• How do you plan for your cycle if you’re pregnant, nursing, in perimenopause, or are past menopause?

• The cyclical macrocosm of pregnancy and how the trimesters align with the phases of the moon/menstrual cycle/seasons and how that may impact your creativity and productivity.

• How does this work if you’re on hormonal birth control or have an IUD?

• How do men’s cycles work? How can we support the cycles of the men in our lives? (We really got into this one and answered it a way you probably wouldn’t expect.)

• My personal, very efficient period, new moon, and full moon rituals.

• What to do when you bleed on the full moon vs. the new moon.

• How to change the timing of your cycle if you desire.

• Best practices for the luteal phase when you’re feeling prickly and low-energy.

• How do you marry your own menstrual cycle with the lunar cycle and what do you do with that information?

• And so much more!

If you’ve had questions about how your energy cycles, productivity cycles, and creativity cycles work, I’m 99% sure we covered it in this episode.

Plus, even if you don’t think you have a cyclical living question, I guarantee we’ll answer a question in this episode you didn’t even know you had.

Once you’ve listened, we want to know:

What was your biggest insight from today’s episode? Do you have more questions that we didn’t cover? How will you use what you learned in your business and life?

Leave us a comment and let us know!

You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com!

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Jul 23 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #2: Episode 137: Sobriety, Substances, and Choosing to Live Awake

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:I was listening to two friends on a podcast talk about their journey with substances (drugs and alcohol), and then when I came home to have an editorial planning meeting with Mike about our podcast (which looks like me saying, "What do you want to talk about?" to him while we clean the kitchen) he said:

Why don’t we talk about alcohol and sobriety?

Part of the reason our marriage works is because we have these glorious moments of being totally synced up (and then the other part of it is because we work at making it work).

I’ll be honest: I knew this conversation was a long time coming. I knew it would be powerful because Mike and I have somewhat unusual relationships with substances.

What I did not expect is that it would be hard to hear about Mike’s past.

I assumed that because we’ve talked about his past with drugs and alcohol A LOT, I wouldn’t have a hard time hearing him talk about it on this episode. I was wrong.

Today’s episode is pretty different than a lot of our other ones, but it’s really important.

You’ll hear:

• Why I wasn’t alarmed when I first learned of Mike’s history with making money in illegal ways (and why I actually thought it might bode well for our future).

• What my parents taught me about alcohol and why it kept me from wanting to rebel by using it.

• Mike’s unconventional approach to getting clean that didn’t involve ever setting foot in an AA meeting.

• A few unsettling stories that, even though I’d heard them before, made my stomach turn.

If you’ve ever struggled with substances, if any of your loved ones has or is, or if you’re triggered at all by the idea of examining your relationship with alcohol or drugs, this is a must-listen episode.

You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com!

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Jun 11 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #3: Episode 68: Gabrielle Bernstein: The Judgement Detox

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If you open up a magazine (or look anywhere these days!), you’re going to see today’s guest. We’re so excited to bring you this conversation with our friend Gabby Bernstein, author of the brand new book, Judgment Detox (as well as multiple New York Times Best Sellers)!

In this episode we cover so much: why Gabby really does what she does, how it’s been working with her husband, her take on judgment (that you probably haven’t heard like this before), trauma recover and a whole lot more.

Want to win a copy of Judgment Detox? We’re giving away copies to two lucky listeners so tune into this episode and we’ll let you know how you can enter to win! Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Jan 23 2018

52mins

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Rank #4: Episode 44: How To Use Your Hormones As A Superpower with Alisa Vitti

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On today’s show, we’re going to take listeners on a walk through their hormonal realities. Alisa Vitti is a functional nutritionist and women's hormone expert who is cracking the code and revolutionizing the way that women relate to their bodies (and how the body supports sexuality, productivity, creativity and so much more). Not only does Alisa share her wisdom about women’s hormones and endocrine systems, but she also gives us interesting facts about men’s cycles that you won’t want to miss. We learned so much from this conversation with Alisa, and we’re sure you will too. We know we’ll have to have her back for a follow-up episode of the podcast - so stay tuned!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Jul 18 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #5: Episode 95: Life Is Hard. Here's What To Do About It.

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We’re doing a general life update today, and you’re going to hear that we’ve been having a bit of a hard time lately in our household. This episode isn’t just going to be talking about the struggles though, as we’re going to be giving our gems that you can use in your tough times. Life is hard – here’s what to do about it.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Jul 31 2018

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Rank #6: Episode 153: The Surprising Path Beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue with Kelly Brogan, MD, author of Own Your Self

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While I love sharing ideas that are against the grain, I rarely go full-on controversial.

But today, I am.

To be honest, I’m squirming as I write this because my central nervous system has trouble with the inner explosion that happens when someone has been offended by something I’ve said or an idea I’ve shared.

My husband, on the other hand, is built differently. With Scorpio rising, he goes right for the truth in an at-times-shocking way and is far less (and sometimes not at all) concerned about what other people think.

So here’s the deal:

We have an incredibly important podcast episode for you today that is going to piss off some people in our community and also has the potential to save some of their lives.

If you choose to listen in, would you be willing to do the following?

• Know that everything shared by our guest is grounded in evidence and if you choose to learn more, you’ll be amazed by how much data backs up these unconventional ideas.

• Know that I do not believe there is one right thing for everyone (nor does our guest). So, please know that if what is shared in this episode challenges the choices you’ve made but you feel really good about those choices and they’re working for you, I celebrate that with all of my heart.

• Know that if what is shared on this episode challenges some of the choices you’ve made and you are pissed off, but there’s also a part of you that knows that those choices aren’t entirely working for you, then dig into the resources shared.

That’s a lot of preamble. That’s how nervous I am.

This episode is about mental health and psychiatric drugs and the pharmaceutical industry in general, and there is critical information shared that you need to know as a human to have informed consent about what goes into your body.

Also, the beliefs shared in this episode are not in any way the party line. It’s why our guest, the brilliant NY Times bestselling author, Dr. Kelly Brogan, has been launching her revolutionary new book, Own Your Self, in a grassroots way. Her ideas are so groundbreaking (and controversial) that she knew she wouldn’t be waltzing onto The Dr. Oz Show or any other major media (because hi, hello, they’re funded by pharmaceutical advertising dollars).

Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:

• The truth about chemical imbalances and the shocking discovery made from 6 decades of research

• Why the information you get on Google is completely biased and how to find the truth

• How to send your body signals of safety to turn on your own healing mechanisms

Know this: We are at a critical time in history where we are being called upon to be far more conscious consumers and realize the source and motives of the media we take in.

I’m incredibly grateful for the privilege to have a platform to share messages like the one today that may not always be the most popular but are so necessary.

After you’ve listened in, I want to hear from you:

What did this episode bring up for you? What did you learn? Did it cause you to question anything that you’ve held as truth so far?

You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Oct 01 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #7: Episode 3: How We Run Our Business: An Insiders, Behind the Scenes Tour

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On today’s show, Kate Northrup (@katenorthrup) & Mike Watts (@mikejwatts) share a number of the tools and systems that we use on a daily basis in our business, and explore how it’s possible to actually work less hours, but make more money and have a greater impact.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Sep 30 2016

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Rank #8: Episode 32: How To Master Time So It Stops Controlling You

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On today’s show we’re talking about time, and how you can stop the vicious cycle of feeling like you don’t have enough of it. We really feel like this is a topic that doesn’t get discussed often enough, and we want to show you why changing your relationship with time is so important, and that it is possible to achieve. When you stop being obsessed that there’s not enough time, you actually notice your life!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Apr 25 2017

47mins

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Rank #9: Episode 21: Beautiful Money: Leanne Jacobs on Listening to Your Intuition and Creating True Wealth

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Today we share an interview with our friend Leanne Jacobs, who’s the author of Beautiful Money: The 4-Week Total Wealth Makeover. Leanne is brilliant at uplifting and empowering others to step into their greatness (and she’s also one of the most wise and humble women we know)! In this episode, she shares about her personal journey and how she operates her life now, as well as why life is so much more than just the accumulation of more money!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Feb 07 2017

53mins

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Rank #10: Episode 162: Our Daily Success Habits: Small Things, Big Results

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At Thanksgiving dinner last week around a big table with chosen and biological family alike, we went around and shared something we were grateful for that we couldn’t have said we were grateful for last year.

At least 50% of us cried. (That’s how I know I spent the holiday with my people.)

A few days later over dinner, my dad noted that almost everyone had gone through some pretty intense turbulence in the last year and that we all somehow seemed to be on the upswing at last.

(If you listen to our podcast, you know that I keep finding myself singing the refrain to Gloria Estefan’s "Coming Out of the Dark" for this very reason.)

Because the folks gathered that night are some of my nearest and dearest, I’m privy to many of the details of their lives, both the exciting and the mundane.

Here’s what I know from knowing them and knowing myself:

The reason we’re on the upswing is not because of some gargantuan opportunity that swept in and changed everything. Yeah, there have been chance meetings that led to lifetime dreams being fulfilled. There have been super-exciting doors opened. There’s been some fairy dust.

But the thing that’s allowed each of the people I adore to not only get on but, more importantly,stay on the upswing are the things that aren’t particularly sexy (and that they sometimes don’t feel like doing) that they do day in and day out, week in and week out.

Another word for these mundane things that seem little but, when done regularly and combined all together, contribute to a beautiful life is: habits.

Your habits matter because they create your life.

Beautiful lives do not happen by accident. They happen because of things that people do (or don’t do) every day to weave a life they want to live.

Mike and I sat down to record an episode of The Kate & Mike Show about our daily, weekly, and monthly habits, and we both chuckled because when we say some of this stuff out loud, it’s actually kind of weird!

But it works, so we’re sticking with it.

Once you’ve listened, we’d love to know which habits we talked about that you’re inspired to incorporate into your own life and what other weird habits you have. Leave us a comment and let us know!

Habits matter. The things you do every day create your life, so choose wisely. (But have fun with it because nothing is worth doing if it feels like punishment!)

You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Dec 03 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #11: Episode 96: Using Gratitude to Keep You and Your Team Happy

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One of our company’s core values is gratitude, so today we thought we’d share the importance of it and how we put gratitude into practice on a daily basis. In this episode not only do we talk about how we show our team that we are grateful for all that they do, but we also talk about showing gratitude for our clients and community, as well as giving examples from our personal lives.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Have a topic you’d like us to cover on a future episode of The Kate and Mike Show? Let us know!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast

Aug 07 2018

1hr

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Rank #12: Episode 108: I Had an Abortion: Sara Avant Stover and Redemption Circle

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Our guest today is on a crusade to reverse the stigma around abortion. Sara Avant Stover is teacher of feminine spirituality and the author of The Way of the Happy Woman and The Book of SHE, and she is here to share her powerful story about why she chose to have a second trimester abortion at the age of 39.

Sara shares so much insightful information in this episode, and not only is what she reveals informative, but it’s so heart warming to hear her talk about this very personal experience.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast

Nov 13 2018

45mins

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Rank #13: Episode 86: Rachel Cargle: Unpacking White Feminism

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Today we have a super important interview for you, with Rachel Cargle. Rachel is activist, writer and speaker whose work is rooted in providing tools and resources for women and their allies to form valid opinions and take meaningful action on the issues that matter to us.

She is the co-founder of The Ripple, an intersectional women's collective and the Chief Editor of The State Of The Woman, a weekly newsletter that brings its subscribers a round up of women's affairs. Rachel is currently living in NYC and attending Columbia University. You can follow her on Instragram @1thatgotawayy, where she shares about activism, racism, white supremacy, white privilege and specifically, white feminism.

A photo of Rachel and her friend Dana at The Women’s March went viral, which you’ll hear all about today, along with her experiences traveling the world, why it’s critical to take important interactions offline and so much more. This conversation with Rachel was a risky one, but one that we really need to be having. Rachel gives us specific actions that we need to be taking in order to dismantle the systems that are harming people.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

May 29 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #14: Episode 25: Worth It: Amanda Steinberg on Women, Money, and Net Worth

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Today we have an awesome episode for you, with guest Amanda Steinberg! Amanda is a serial entrepreneur who launched DailyWorth in 2009 to bring a fresh voice and an outsider’s perspective to personal finance. Oprah selected her to the exclusive SuperSoul 100, and Forbes named her one of twenty-one New American Money Masters. Amanda has also appeared on GMA, Today, CNN, and MSNBC. Her digital investing service, WorthFM, received front-page coverage in The New York Times Business section and she's the author of the new book, Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms.

Amanda shares how she emotionally handled being in a tremendous amount of debt, why her digital investing service is specifically for women (and how they interact differently with money than men do), and a whole lot more.

We are excited to have a copy of Amanda’s book to giveaway! Just tag us on Instagram (@KateNorthrup or @MikeJWatts) and show us a picture of you doing something that makes you feel worthy. A random winner will be picked the day this episode is aired. Good luck!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Mar 07 2017

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Rank #15: Episode 66: 7 Ways to Do Less and Have More

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For our second podcast episode of 2018, we wanted to share with you the 7 practical ways that we do less in our lives and actually have more. We tell the story of how “Do Less” came to be a major theme for us, and the philosophy for our business and life.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Jan 09 2018

54mins

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Rank #16: Episode 39: Shift Your Money Destiny with Belinda Rosenblum

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Today we’re chatting with our friend Belinda Rosenblum, an author, online course creator and founder of the website, Own Your Money with Belinda Rosenblum. Belinda is a CPA and wealth expert who helps you take the worry and fear out of money, and she believes life is supposed to be fun and that money is supposed to fund it for you! In this episode she’s sharing with us how to have those difficult conversations that we need to have around money, especially with our parents and spouses when it comes to estate planning. Belinda also gives us the first step to take on your path to financial stability, and she reveals what “money dates” are all about and how you can start having them with your spouse. We also talk what we’ve done around this idea to dramatically shift our own financial future. If you want to be more comfortable with the subject of money and change your own money story, then this conversation with Belinda is something you must listen to.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Jun 13 2017

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Rank #17: Episode 23: Morning Routines: Do They Matter?

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In today’s entrepreneurial space, everybody seems to be so obsessed with morning routines! On today’s episode, we share our own personal morning routines and what would be our ideal way to start each day. Are routines even necessary though for success in life and business? Find out what we think, and let us know your thoughts on this subject!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Feb 21 2017

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Rank #18: Episode 30: How to Get It All Done: Our Best Productivity and Time Management Tips

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Recently we were asked how we are able to complete everything that needs to be done on a daily basis. The truth is, doing this just isn’t possible - no matter who you are. In this episode we look at how you can embrace the fact that you can’t always do it all, but this shouldn’t stop you from living your best life possible.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Apr 11 2017

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Rank #19: Episode 109: Life is Hard Part 2 + A Special, On Our Knees Gratitude Update

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It’s been awhile since we’ve done an episode with just the two of us, but we felt we needed to share what has been going on in our lives. We wish we could say that things have gotten easier since our last life update, but they’ve actually gotten harder. Despite this, we’ve both learned so many lessons and we have so much to be grateful for, and you’re going to hear about it all in this very personal episode.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast

Nov 20 2018

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Rank #20: Episode 64: Karen Brody: Daring to Rest

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How would you like to be well rested? Are you getting sleep, but still feeling tired? Karen Brody is a certified Yoga Nidra instructor and the founder of Daring to Rest, a yoga-based self-empowerment program for women, and she’s going to share her knowledge with us today on the podcast. So if you’re feeling exhausted and not sure what to do about it, this episode is for you!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Dec 12 2017

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Episode 168: How to Get Paid and Do Good at the Same Time with Rha Goddess, author of The Calling

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It was March in Boston. The weather sucked, as it does in New England that time of year. This thing that happened had happened to me only one time before.

I saw a woman I hadn’t seen in years for the first time, and without much warm-up or fanfare, something inside me knew I had to hire her.

It was as though my body said, "She’s what’s next for you."

It happened with the coach I worked with in 2018 who helped me unravel some deep patterns that needed...well...unraveling.

And then it happened again in March 2019.

I got home after sitting next to Rha Goddess on a panel at Harvard Divinity School and said to Mike, "I need to work with her."

I hadn’t even been looking for a coach, but there she was.

And just as my book launch dropped me into a postpartum heap of "I don’t know what I’m doing I think I’ll just quit everything," sitting on my living room floor crying amongst my Mastermind sisters, I was off to New York City to spend a day with Rha.

I feel so silly saying this now but until I spent that day with Rha, I thought trying to figure out your purpose was a waste of time.

Can’t we just all keep doing the next right thing and move it along rather than bothering with trying to articulate our purpose? Who really cares, anyway? Aren’t we all here to be of service and feel good, in the end?

We started at 9am and by lunchtime I realized how wrong I’d been.

Turns out that for all of us there’s a unique intersection of our gifts and talents, our true nature, and the world’s needs...and it is calling us.

I just wasn’t ready to listen until I was.

I learned that I’d been living adjacent to my calling but not precisely aligned with it. In the 7 months since that day in NYC, I’ve realized how much friction and discomfort had been created by living very close to but not right on my calling.

Just like when you have two magnets really close together so that you can feel the energetic pull between them and it requires concerted energy to prevent them from coming together and aligning, I was living in a constant state of utilizing force to keep myself a few inches from the very place that was calling me.

And ever since I let go and let myself rest in alignment with where I’m meant to be, everything has gotten so much easier, so much more powerful, and so much more clear.

I want this for you.

That’s why we invited Rha on The Kate & Mike Show this week to talk about her game-changing work that guides us all to stay true, get paid, and do good.

In this episode you’ll hear:

• How it’s truly possible to do good and make great money and allow yourself to be part of the healing of toxic capitalism

• Rha’s inspiring story of moving from the world of hip-hop and activism to personal development and entrepreneurial soul coaching

• The shift that allowed Rha to triple her income in 8 months

• A beautiful moment where both Rha and I are moved to tears by what she has to say (and show) about how to truly love others

• Why Rha has held nothing back and put all of her worksheets, exercises, and content into the book, so you can have access to everything for the cost of a library card

• Where you can start to identify your calling and stay true, get paid, and do good

When I featured Rha as a Maven Masterclass leader in our membership for entrepreneurs who identify as female or with feminine energy, they went bananas for her. In our end-of-the-year survey, her class was far and above the one mentioned most as the favorite.

You’re going to get tremendous value out of this conversation.

Once you’ve listened in, please share a screenshot of the podcast with us on your Instagram stories and tag us - @katenorthrup, @mikejwatts, and @rhagoddess - so we can witness your insights.

I’m so ecstatic to share this woman who’s impacted my life so profoundly over the last 7 months with you.

Get ready to be rocked.

You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Jan 21 2020

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Episode 167: The Secret to Making More Money While Working Less

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When I was a senior in college, Tim Ferriss came out with the first edition of The 4-Hour Work Weekand I was fascinated.

As a productivity junkie since the age of 14, I couldn’t get enough. I devoured it.

One of the concepts in particular changed something in me forever.

The school system had taught me to become well-rounded. The college application process had groomed me to fill in all of the areas and how important it was to excel in academics as well as the arts, athletics, good citizenship, and any other extracurricular activities I could possibly pack into my schedule.

The pursuit of being good at all the things all the time left me feeling wrung out.

Enter Pareto’s Principle.

The concept is simple: 80% of your results will be caused by 20% of your efforts.

Wait. I didn’t have to be practically perfect in every way?

What a freaking relief!

For the first time, I had permission to go all in on only the things that I was the best at that got me results and to stop trying to be good at everything. And, if I did, I would actually get better results. This felt like the closest thing to magic I could have possibly discovered.

It wasn't until my early 30’s when I was recording a lesson on Pareto’s Principle (aka The 80/20 Rule) that I realized I’d never found a practical way to apply this theory. I wanted a list of my 20% of activities so that I could stay focused on them and not go back to my old way of being kind of good at a lot of things.

I wanted to really rock a few things to amplify my results.

Everyone else seemed to just be talking about the theory, so I came up with a simple way to get a list of the 20% of activities that I needed to zero in on to get 80% of my results (and by default a way to get a list of the 80% that I could let go of, outsource, or simply not give my all to).

If you want to achieve more by doing less, the single most important thing you can do is get clarity on what the 20% of activities is that gives you 80% of your results.

Turns out you can apply this rule to lots of other areas, too.

• 20% of your customers will bring in 80% of your revenue.

• 20% of your customers will give you 80% of your headaches.

• 20% of your revenue streams will bring in 80% of your money.

Etc.!

Want to know the simple way I came up with to figure out your 20% and all of the ways you can apply this rule to your life and business so that you can reduce the number of things you’re doing while increasing your results?

You’re in luck because that’s what this week’s episode of The Kate & Mike Show is all about!

Please don’t just listen to the episode. Do the exercise. It will take you less than 10 minutes and will give you years of your life back. I swear.

Once you’ve listened, take a screenshot of the episode and tag Mike and me on social media to let us know what your 20% is. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Get ready for some serious life-giving clarity! You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book!

Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Jan 14 2020

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Episode 166: How to Get Sober and Live a Glorious Life with Laura McKowen, author of We Are The Luckiest

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Have you ever had something about yourself that you don’t think is that big of deal, but when you share it, everyone else seems to think it is a big deal?

That’s Mike and me with drinking. Or not drinking, as the case may be.

Our most popular episode of The Kate & Mike Show of 2019 BY FAR was the one we did about Sobriety, Substances, and Choosing to Live Awake (episode 137) in which Mike shared his sordid journey with drugs and alcohol, and I shared mine (not so sordid but still worth mentioning).

That’s why we’re kicking off 2020 with back-to-back episodes on sobriety. Last week we talked with Holly Whitaker about our culture’s f’d up relationship with alcohol and the ways in which the traditional, patriarchal structures of recovery don’t serve everyone.

This week we’re back with an equally powerful episode with memoirist Laura McKowen about her journey with addiction, getting sober, and then falling deeply in love with her sober life.

As Laura shares, she thought that sobriety was a sentence for a sad existence without fun or sex or truly living.

Until her life required her to get sober and discover the truth: that sobriety is an invitation to a truer, more beautiful life, not a sentence.

You don’t have to want to get sober in order to get the gold from this episode, though I would totally cheer you on if you do!

In the episode you’ll hear:

• What Laura did about the shame she was carrying from the things that happened while she was drinking

• How we forgive ourselves for things we think are unforgivable

• How to actually feel your feelings and why they won’t kill you (and what opportunities lie on the other side)

• About the beauty and possibilities of a sober life

• Laura’s story of getting a book deal (I always have to ask some business questions)

I’m really excited for you to get to soak in the beauty and wisdom of Laura. She’s a gem. So are you.

You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Jan 07 2020

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Episode 165: Choosing to Not Drink In A Culture Obsessed with Alcohol with Holly Whitaker, author of Quit Like A Woman

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Wondering if you have a drinking problem?

Yeah, I know. That first line is intense.

Well, here’s what: Today is the first day of a new year. The first day of a new decade, in fact.

Can you think of a better time to talk about the most widely-used, (abused), and normalized drug on the planet (responsible for more deaths than all of the other drugs combined) and your relationship with it?

I can’t.

If you’ve been wondering if you have a drinking problem, if you’ve dubbed yourself sober-curious, if you’ve tried to reduce your alcohol consumption or have tried to quit, if you’re a non-drinker, have someone in your family who struggles with alcohol, or are sober yourself, have I got something for you!

But before I get there, please know this:

I come from a family where there’s alcoholism and other addiction, and my husband is sober.

It’s estimated that 43% of people in the U.S. grew up with, are married to, or have a blood relative who’s an alcoholic or problematic drinker, so the chances that your life has been affected by this drug and addiction are really high.

This topic has impacted my life profoundly, and I’m bringing it up not from a place of judgment or feeling any shred of blame toward you if you struggle with alcohol.

I’m bringing it up as a gentle, loving invitation to consider your relationship with alcohol (or that of the people you love) and how it’s adding or detracting from your life.

What does this have to do with doing less to have more and/or growing your business, you might be asking?

EVERYTHING.

Our bodies are our vessels for everything we bring to this world.

A whole cocktail of biochemical things are happening inside us at all times that result in wild creativity, incredible energy, bliss, and chutzpah up the wazoo or brain fog, confusion, anxiety, depression, tremendous self-doubt, and an inability to manifest what we actually want.

One of the main things that can cause your body to serve up the latter grouping of human experience is drinking ethanol (which is the same substance that you put in the gas tank of your car) and how much of it you’re drinking.

It’s my deepest desire and commitment to offer up the best ideas, strategies, experts, insights, and stories for you to access the best of you, so you can light up the world without burning yourself out.

So, ignoring the topic of alcohol would be irresponsible on my part.

All right, enough with the preamble.

I’m so excited to be bringing you an incredible episode of The Kate & Mike Show to kick off this decade with a truly remarkable woman.Ever since I read her new book, Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol, I have told virtually everyone I’ve come into contact with that they MUST read it.

We invited Holly Whitaker, founder of Tempest Sobriety School and author of Quit Like a Woman, onto the podcast to have a powerful conversation about:

• The bizarre way our culture thinks about alcohol and why it’s critical to our liberation that we question how it’s been normalized (whether we choose to drink or not).

• The radical alternative to calling yourself an alcoholic that can grant the gift of a beautiful, conscious, awake life that’s available for problem and non-problem drinkers alike.

• How alcohol affects women in a profoundly different way than men and the insidious way it’s used as a tool of oppression (this was the part that made my jaw drop the lowest).

And so much more!

I know this sounds like a super-heavy conversation, and it certainly was one with gravitas, but the episode is actually really fun because Holly is hilarious and a total firecracker. I think you’ll especially love the part where she talks about how and why she’s raised millions of dollars for her sobriety start-up.

Liberation is available to you. I hope this conversation unlocks as much awakening for you as it (and Holly’s book) did for me.

Once you’ve listened, we definitely want to hear from you. What did this episode bring up for you? What surprised you? What’s your next step?

You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Dec 31 2019

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Episode 164: How To Care For Yourself as a Leader with Vanessa and Adam Lambert of Bee the Wellness

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You’re out there serving your people (your clients, community, kids, family, etc.) and making sure they’re living their best lives...but there’s also you.

How are you taking care of you?

One of my favorite things to learn about leaders is how they take care of themselves because I get inspired with new ideas to enhance my own wellbeing, capacity, and performance.

This week on the podcast, we have the extremely good-looking and insightful husband and wife team behind the fitness and adventure brand Bee The Wellness, Vanessa and Adam Lambert.

I was on their podcast over the summer, and I resonated with them so much that I invited them on for a conversation with Mike and me.

During this episode we covered:

• The super-weird wellness trick that has Adam feeling way better than before

• How their background as firefighters has helped them dial their business in

• Their best techniques for getting ahead of the content machine that online business can become

• How their business model is actually one of the ways they take care of themselves

• How they use plant medicine to move through their blocks

And so much more!

Identifying our non-negotiables for taking care of ourselves is so critical not only to our wellbeing, but that of our clients, our family, and our whole community.

I know I’m not the first person to say this to you, but I hope that if you’re not caring for yourself right now that this might be the time that it actually sinks in.

You matter. Your wellness matters. Your body matters. Your emotional landscape matters. Your mental health matters.

As we near the closing of this year, know this:

There is nothing worth investing in more than yourself because your wellbeing magnifies your impact in a way that’s not possible when you’re not nourished.

I’d love to know what you learned and what inspired you during the Vanessa and Adam episode and/or what your insights or questions are around caring for yourself as a leader.

You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Dec 17 2019

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Episode 163: Being and Being Married to a Trans Person with Aydian and Jenilee Dowling

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Last June I had the absolute pleasure of standing in the back of the room watching my husband Mike share his heart and wisdom on a panel of incredible men at the BirthFit Summit.

I was so freaking proud of him. Mike shared the stage with a man who spoke about something that really touched me.

This man was raised as a woman and transitioned to being a man in his early twenties.

He shared that he was the only person on the panel who knew both what it was like to be perceived as female during one time of his life and male after a certain point.

As a result, he had a unique perspective because he understood the experience of being a woman in our culture in a way that most other men cannot.

Aydian Dowling is a transgender man, a trans activist, a speaker, an entrepreneur, a husband, a dad, and someone who is impressively fit, compassionate, and articulate.

His wife, Jenillee, is an intuitive, a healer, a (MSW) social worker, a mother, a wife, an entrepreneur, and someone who is impressively empathic and transparent.

Together with their son Antler, they’re a family. Not everyone understands what it means to be a trans person.

Not everyone thinks they’re worthy of all of the things that everyone deserves.

But everyone deserves to be loved and to feel a sense of belonging and to be a family.

We wanted to feature the Dowlings on The Kate & Mike Show for a number of reasons, including that we really resonated with them as parents navigating being independently employed with a young child while also being committed to personal growth and awakening.

It’s also important to make configurations of family that challenge the status quo more visible, so the world can see that love comes in all forms and configurations and that everyone is worthy of it.

Listen in to this week’s episode of The Kate & Mike Show to learn:

• How Aydian, the first transgender man ever to be on the cover of Men’s Health or any other mainstream magazine, first realized who he was.

• What Aydian understands about women that many men don’t because he was raised female.

• What the t-shirt that our daughter Ruby wears says that makes Mike uncomfortable and why.

• The love story between Aydian and Jenilee and what baking had to do with it.

• How becoming parents has challenged them and made them grow.

• What’s next for both of them career-wise (they were both beautifully transparent about the moment they’re in right now in co-creating the future).

Once you’ve listened in to this important episode, we’d love to hear from you.

What did you learn from this episode?

How can you apply that to your life and community?

You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Dec 10 2019

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Episode 162: Our Daily Success Habits: Small Things, Big Results

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At Thanksgiving dinner last week around a big table with chosen and biological family alike, we went around and shared something we were grateful for that we couldn’t have said we were grateful for last year.

At least 50% of us cried. (That’s how I know I spent the holiday with my people.)

A few days later over dinner, my dad noted that almost everyone had gone through some pretty intense turbulence in the last year and that we all somehow seemed to be on the upswing at last.

(If you listen to our podcast, you know that I keep finding myself singing the refrain to Gloria Estefan’s "Coming Out of the Dark" for this very reason.)

Because the folks gathered that night are some of my nearest and dearest, I’m privy to many of the details of their lives, both the exciting and the mundane.

Here’s what I know from knowing them and knowing myself:

The reason we’re on the upswing is not because of some gargantuan opportunity that swept in and changed everything. Yeah, there have been chance meetings that led to lifetime dreams being fulfilled. There have been super-exciting doors opened. There’s been some fairy dust.

But the thing that’s allowed each of the people I adore to not only get on but, more importantly,stay on the upswing are the things that aren’t particularly sexy (and that they sometimes don’t feel like doing) that they do day in and day out, week in and week out.

Another word for these mundane things that seem little but, when done regularly and combined all together, contribute to a beautiful life is: habits.

Your habits matter because they create your life.

Beautiful lives do not happen by accident. They happen because of things that people do (or don’t do) every day to weave a life they want to live.

Mike and I sat down to record an episode of The Kate & Mike Show about our daily, weekly, and monthly habits, and we both chuckled because when we say some of this stuff out loud, it’s actually kind of weird!

But it works, so we’re sticking with it.

Once you’ve listened, we’d love to know which habits we talked about that you’re inspired to incorporate into your own life and what other weird habits you have. Leave us a comment and let us know!

Habits matter. The things you do every day create your life, so choose wisely. (But have fun with it because nothing is worth doing if it feels like punishment!)

You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Dec 03 2019

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Episode 161: How to Live Your Life Without Regret With Bronnie Ware, author of The 5 Top Regrets of the Dying

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There’s a little trick I started using in my twenties to determine whether or not I should do things, especially things I was afraid of doing:

I would project myself into the future and ask if my 80-year-old self would be happy that I’d done that.

Somehow adopting the mindset and life experience of a well-experienced lady crystallized exactly what my not-so-experienced current self should or shouldn’t do.

This week is Thanksgiving in the USA, and I find this time of year to be incredibly nostalgic as we meander toward the close of one chapter and the opening of a new one with the new year.

There’s a fine line with nostalgia, though.

If our lives aren’t what we’d expected, nostalgia can morph into bitterness or regret really easily.

And honestly, whose life is exactly what they’d expected?

So how do we avoid the spiral of what could have been that tends to stall us out from enjoying the what is that’s right in front of us?

We ask older people, specifically people who are on their way out of this particular lived experience in a human body.

We ask people who are dying.

There’s a woman who has spent a lot of time with people who are dying. She took care of them for 8 years as her career.

Her name is Bronnie Ware and when I spoke with her, I found my entire system slowing to the speed of presence. As someone whose tendency is toward action and the next thing, it’s always wild to be in the presence of someone whose mere way of being shifts my whole vibrational rate.

This week we have Bronnie on The Kate & Mike Show to talk about regret-free living and what she learned about how to live from spending so much time by the side of people who were dying.

She wrote a book about it called The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying, and this feels like the perfect conversation to have as we head toward the close of a decade and prepare to start a new one.

In this episode you’ll learn:

• The critical ingredient you need to alchemize an experience from something you regret into something that you learn from and let go of

• The most helpful way to be around people who are dying

• How to live regret-free so that you’re making the most of your precious time here on Earth

While our culture tends to be really squeamish when it comes to talking about death, I absolutely love how Bronnie teaches us how to live through talking about this subject.

None of us knows how long we have here. You don’t have to have more than one loved one gone too soon to realize this.

I’d love to know what this episode stirred up for you. You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Nov 26 2019

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Episode 160: How We Do Our Year-End Review and Annual Planning

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I just saw a meme today talking about how November just feels like this crazy month with 13 looming deadlines and holiday family stress and endless to-do lists...plus it’s DARK.

I get that this time of year can be really hard. Maybe you’re approaching the holidays solo for the first time in years after a breakup. Perhaps you’ve overscheduled your promotional calendar, and the pressure of the deadlines is squeezing the joy right out of you. Or maybe there’s a family member who’s incredibly challenging to be around but who you feel like you have to share the holidays with.

I want to offer up another possibility for you. One that can change the way you experience this time of year and ensure that every year starting in 2020 and beyond can be even better than the last in terms of your health, joy, abundance, and impact.

In 2013 Mike and I bought a really big blank book for a practice that we’ve committed to every year since.

We wouldn’t miss this practice for anything, and every year we carve out more and more space for honoring it.

It’s our year-end review and annual planning practice, and this single practice has been responsible for:

• Feeling more connected to one another and falling more and more in love every year

• Buying the home of our dreams with money we earned from sharing our ideas with the world

• Creating a family life and environment to raise our daughters in that we’re incredibly proud of

• Ensuring that we grow our business with the Do Less principles front and center so that as we grow our audience, revenue, profits, and impact, our personal wellbeing and joy doesn’t shrink but instead grows right alongside

This week we’re taking you behind the scenes in our year-end review and annual planning practice and telling you exactly how we do it, step by step.

We’re letting you in on:

• Exactly how we set goals (and the critical second category we outline at the beginning of the year)

• A new practice we’re implementing this year to ensure that reaching our goals becomes inevitable

• The critical step we take to ensure we integrate the lessons from the past year to make the next year even better

• The 10 key categories we’ve identified in our lives that each get airtime during our annual practice

• The single biggest thing we did in 2019 that allowed us to finally break a bad habit that’s haunted us for years, so we’re not carrying it forward into 2020

Whether you already have your year-end review and annual planning time on the calendar for this year, or you don’t even know what I’m talking about, this episode will help you set yourself up for a year that exceeds your wildest expectations.

Once you’ve listened in, we’d love to hear from you.

Do you do year-end reviews and annual planning already? What elements do you include? What did you hear in this episode that you’re going to incorporate moving forward?

You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Nov 19 2019

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Episode 159: Behind the Scenes Creating the Do Less Planner

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I’m the kind of person who sometimes isn’t sure what she thinks until I’m talking to someone else. Not because I’m looking for their opinion or reaction, but because I’m an external processor and there’s something about being witnessed that helps me understand myself better.

Last week Mike and I sat down to talk about something that I’ve been working on since November 2016 that’s finally ready for the world. Until I sat there in our basement with my love and partner in all of the things listening to me, I didn’t really get the magnitude of what I’ve been working on.

I finally realized what a big deal this creation is for me—but also how much potential it has to be a big deal for women all over the world.

Here’s what I’ve found:

When we strike out to make things with the purpose that they become a big deal (or with the purpose that they make us a big deal), they often fall flat or are somehow unsustainable.

When we make the things that are so much an expression of ourselves that we cannot help but make them, even if it’s slowly and quietly in the privacy of our own minds or closets (where I get some of my best ideas), they’re often the things that end up being the biggest deal.

This week on The Kate & Mike Show, we’re taking you behind the scenes in the making of the brand-new Do Less Planner, and in the episode you’ll hear me acknowledge how major this thing that I made for you is.

You’ll also hear:

• The things about producing our first digital product that have been trickier than we expected (nothing is ever all rainbows and unicorns)

• How this planner will change your relationship to time, your body, your work, and your worth (I know it’s a big promise but I stand by it)

• How this planner came to be with some really important nuggets for anyone making anything, digital or physical

• What the elements of my planner system are and how you can use the insights behind them to get better results with less stress

• Why this planner has the potential to revolutionize your experience of life

After you’ve listened in, I’d love to hear from you:

What did you hear in this episode that was a new perspective on time and planning for you? How will you implement it in your life?

I’m not sure I’ve ever been as proud of something that’s come out of me other than my two girls as I am about the Do Less Planner. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be sharing it with you now.

You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Nov 12 2019

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Episode 158: How to Use Strategic Planning to Get the Biggest Results with Less Stress in 2020

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I love the smell of new office supplies. Going back-to-school shopping at Staples was my heaven. And I love planning so much that I plan my planning.

How about you? Do you use an intersecting system of 3 different color-coded calendars, or are you holding on tenuously to your "keeping it all up here" [points to brain] system?

Either way, I’m glad you’re here.

We officially have 7.5 weeks left, not only in this year but in this decade.

I’m officially naming 2020 the year of clarity because...you know...20/20. 👀

One of my favorite quotes is:

Money loves clarity.

I’m pretty sure my friend Barbara Huson, author of Sacred Success, was the one who coined that phrase. (Although I see it used without credit a lot on the interwebs. Side note: credit your sources folks!)

You know what else loves clarity?

Your goals! Your dreams! Your desires!

And you know what you need for clarity?

A plan.

Mike and I are already doing some strategic planning for 2020 (super exciting things coming down the pike for you!), so we thought we’d let you in on the behind-the-scenes of some of our process.

Today on the podcast we’re sharing 3 ways you can use strategic planning to get the biggest results with the least stress in 2020.

Listen in for:

• The most important question you need to be asking yourself as you plan 2020

• The map we create for the year to ensure we don’t overschedule ourselves

• The formula we use for a pre-launch runway and why it will make all the difference in your launch results

• The exact calendar and planning system I’m using in 2020 to ensure we have the biggest results with the least amount of stress possible.

Once you’ve listened, we’d love to hear from you:

What are your tried-and-true planning practices?

What calendar and/or planning systems do you use?

Which one of the 3 planning tips are you the most excited to implement?

Here’s to making 2020 the best year ever and the start of the most incredible decade so far!

You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Nov 05 2019

1hr 6mins

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Episode 157: Tired of being the smartest person in the room? How to Uplevel Your Business Through Relationships

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When one of the women who joined our high-level program told me that the reason she’d joined was because she was sick of being the smartest person in the room, I absolutely loved her honesty.

It also made me think of the rooms I’ve been in over the years and the rooms I get on airplanes to be in these days.

Why do I wrangle childcare and leave my family for 4 days to go stay in a hotel across the country in a room of almost all strangers?

Why do I invest money that feels like a lot to work closely with teachers and coaches?

Because expansion.

Because growth.

Because upleveling.

On today’s episode of The Kate & Mike Show, I shared 2 specific things that happened just last week.

Both were insights that I received from people who have knowledge and skill sets beyond those I have in certain areas (which, by the way, doesn’t always have to do with revenue).

Both insights took less than 3 minutes for me to receive but are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars because of what will happen in our business as I implement the shifts.

If you feel stuck, uninspired, or like, "Is this all there is?" I’m going to suggest you get yourself in some new rooms.

Rooms where people are being their true selves, not the selves expected of them.

Rooms where people are unapologetically celebrating their awesomeness.

Rooms where people are taking action according to their dreams, not the normal reality that most people think is possible.

Taking courses and getting new content is one way to uplevel, and I’m a big believer in it.

But even more powerful than that is connection.

Connection with people whose presence calls you to expand is one of the most "do less" ways to uplevel I’ve ever experienced. Getting yourself in a new environment catalyzes growth by osmosis in many cases.

I can’t think of many things better than growing my business by osmosis.

Listen in to the episode to learn how to uplevel through relationships, for behind-the-scenes stories, insights, and some after bedtime hilarity because this was a "late-night" recording (meaning 7:30pm).

You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Oct 29 2019

1hr 10mins

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Episode 156: The Opportunity in Illness

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If you hang around the planet long enough, you’re going to get sick, and for sure someone you love is going to get sick.

A year ago my husband was so sick that he dropped 40 pounds in a month, his skin kept peeling off repeatedly, his entire head swelled, cracked, and was oozing, and he could do little more than sit in a chair all day.

This is a screenshot I took while we were on FaceTime when he was spending a week at my mom’s because she was away. I couldn’t do anything to help him, and he couldn’t do anything to help me take care of the girls and our business, so it was easier for him to be somewhere else.

I couldn’t allow myself to realize how bad it all was in the moment because I needed to keep it together to take care of our kids and our company, but looking back now, it was really bad.

I’m so happy to say that Mike’s health is 95% better and that the dark period we went through a year ago is becoming more and more of a distant memory.

But here’s what I’m even happier to say: Mike took the assignment.

See, I don’t think illness is simply our bodies needing us to pay attention to something physical going on that needs medication or a procedure.

I believe illness is an opportunity. It’s an opportunity for awakening, growth, repatterning, presence, and expansion.

But only if we’re up for the assignment.

Mike is a different person than he was a year ago. Or, perhaps, he’s actually the person he was always meant to be that was hidden under layers that literally needed to fall off in order to reveal his most beautiful self.

At the one-year anniversary of the sickest Mike got during his 9 months of struggle, we recorded a conversation about The Opportunity in Illness for the podcast to let you in on:

• The surprising way we view illness that helps us embrace it instead of fear it

• The critical switch your body needs to make in order to heal, how the medical system hampers this shift, and what you can do to make sure it happens anyway

• Practical steps for getting your body into a healing state that have nothing to do with what you put in your mouth

• The question that I ask myself every time I get sick that ensures that I uplevel instead of being taken out

Once you’ve listened, I’d love to hear what this episode brings up for you. What did you learn? How can you apply it to your own healing journey? Leave us a comment and let us know.

Here’s to all of our healing journeys, physical and otherwise. You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book!

Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com. Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Oct 22 2019

1hr 10mins

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The Medicine Is Inside Us: How This Doctor Has Built A Thriving Online Business Teaching Healing Through Mindfulness

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So many people who are healers go on to medical school because they want to live out their dream of helping people. But then they discover some of the things that are broken about our medical system, and they don't know where to channel their healing passion. That was the case with Sophie Maffolini, who practices medicine for part of the year in the Arctic and lives between Montreal and Brazil the rest of the year. When she discovered mindfulness to heal her eating disorder and anxiety, a whole new world opened up for her, and she knew she needed to bring this healing to others. Harnessing the power of online business, Sophie has created an impressive business online teaching mindfulness, and it's now making as much as her medical practice. Listen in to hear how this 2019 Origin Incubator member learned to tap into her own intuition to grow the business of her dreams and do the true healing work she's come here to do.

Oct 17 2019

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Episode 155: Redefining and Shaping Modern Masculinity with Jason Rosario

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This week we’re bringing you something a little different in our weekly conversation.

Ever since the #metoo movement and the uncovering of the toxic masculinity embedded in almost every layer of our society, masculinity has been up for scrutiny, and rightly so.

Some men feel scared to open their mouths or have meetings with women one on one at the office.

Some are questioning everything they learned about what it is to be a man to decide if they want to carry those beliefs forward or embody something different.

And no matter your gender expression, this conversation affects all of us.

Whether you’re raising boys, you’re a grown man yourself, or you’re simply in relationship with men as a sister, co-worker, partner, or friend, this conversation is one we all need to be engaged in.

What is a version of modern masculinity that we want to be supporting and living into?

We brought Jason Rosario, founder of The Lives of Men and host and executive producer of the Yahoo original show, Dear Men, on The Kate & Mike Show to share his perspective on modern masculinity.

When I was too sick on the day of the recording to be part of the interview, Mike and I both agreed it was a blessing because we knew the conversation about masculinity would be different with two men talking about their lived experience than it would be with me there.

So, we tried something new and had Mike host the episode himself, and after listening to it, I knew we definitely made the right decision.

Listen in to this week’s podcast episode for:

• An incredible piece of wisdom about what to share with our kids (and what not to)

• The one thing we shouldn’t do as co-parents if we want to be supportive of our kids’ journeys

• The critical piece that fathers bring to the table (and it isn’t being around all the time as you might assume)

• How to deal with your partner making more money than you (especially if you’re in a heterosexual relationship and you’re a man)

• An updated concept of masculinity that our world very much needs

After you’ve listened in, Mike, Jason, and I would like to know: What did this episode bring up for you?

What did you learn or are you now considering differently after listening?

Here’s to being, raising, and/or loving great men. You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book!  Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Oct 15 2019

56mins

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How to Take a Thriving Local Business Online to Serve More People While Doing Less

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Between a full schedule of postpartum doula clients in her thriving 10-year-old practice and kids with very full plates, Darcy Sauers had a lot going on. She craved long expanses of time to complete the projects she wanted to work on to build out the online portion of her business, so she could help even more moms (outside her local area in NH) and make more income while doing less. But she thought her business wasn't big enough to "deserve" hiring an assistant or someone to help her with household tasks or driving her kids around. So instead, she would work for an hour, drop a kid off at soccer, go see a postpartum doula client, go pick up another kid, and then find herself always regrouping and never getting traction on the projects she needed to get out of the loop of trading hours for dollars. Until she made a super important mental shift. She let go of something that was holding her back, and everything opened up. Listen in to find out how The Doula Darcy - who's helped over 1062 new moms through quite possibly the most difficult transition of their lives - learned how to grow her business while doing less.

Oct 10 2019

25mins

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Episode 154: Why Technology Isn't As Bad for Your Kids As You Think with Jordan Shapiro

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Until quite recently I was firmly in the camp of:

Any amount of screen time my kids have is not optimal.

I’m not a purist when it comes to parenting, and Penelope can watch a show on the weekends and on the days of the week that she’s home.

Even with that small amount, I’ve found myself feeling guilty and like maybe we should be a no-screens-at-any-time house.

Until I was introduced to the book The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World by Jordan Shapiro.

I’ll be honest: I started listening to it with my eyebrows raised, ready to disagree with his ideas that our fear and distrust of technology for our kids is misdirected and, at times, ridiculous.

And then, as he presented his well researched, well thought-out ideas about kids and technology and the fact that we need to raise them to interact with technology in healthy ways, not feel guilty any time they use it, I began to soften.

I could feel my body relax, and I breathed a sigh of relief because it all made so much sense.

We brought Jordan on The Kate & Mike Show to talk about kids and technology because there are so many myths that I personally was buying into, which was causing me unnecessary stress as a parent.

And I know that I’m not the only one.

If you think all screen time for your kids is bad, you’re terrified of them being on social media, or you’re simply looking for some guidance as to how to navigate the increasingly connected world we live in, you’re going to find this episode so helpful.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

• Why getting your kids on the internet as early as possible is actually the best way to go

• How to prevent your kids from becoming screen-glued zombies who don’t respond to your calls for dinner

• Why "closed social media" is important for your kids to get in on early and how to facilitate it

• The reason people say disrespectful, awful things to each other online and how to ensure our kids don’t do that or fall prey to it

• How to teach our kids to navigate a connected world so that they’re thriving, contributing, happy citizens

After you listen, we’d love to hear from you. What was surprising? What did you learn that proved something you’d previously believed wrong? How are you taking action on what you learned?

You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Oct 08 2019

58mins

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From Distracted + Fuzz to Confident, Clear, and Profitable: How This Ex-Pat Mother of 3 Did It

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When you're operating your business under the belief that the right answers lie outside of you, there's a lot of wasted time and energy, and it's nearly impossible to find your center. That makes things feel chaotic and confusing for your customers, too, and it's hard to get traction. Alex Hughes is a Life Coach committed to helping busy mothers carve out headspace and optimize their creative soul nourishing energy, so they can live their life purpose and be the change agents the world needs. Specifically, she helps mothers unravel internalized patriarchal belief systems and bring feminism home by teaching them how to come into healthy, self-honoring relationship with their time, energy, and emotions, and to create conscious equitable partnerships at home. But when she joined the Origin Incubator a year ago, she was lacking the clarity and center that she needed to take her business and clients to the next level. Listen in to this episode to hear how she made the critical shift that allowed her to go from fuzzy to focused and get some serious traction in her business, including having made enough to cover her expenses for the remainder of the year by August.

Oct 03 2019

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Episode 153: The Surprising Path Beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue with Kelly Brogan, MD, author of Own Your Self

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While I love sharing ideas that are against the grain, I rarely go full-on controversial.

But today, I am.

To be honest, I’m squirming as I write this because my central nervous system has trouble with the inner explosion that happens when someone has been offended by something I’ve said or an idea I’ve shared.

My husband, on the other hand, is built differently. With Scorpio rising, he goes right for the truth in an at-times-shocking way and is far less (and sometimes not at all) concerned about what other people think.

So here’s the deal:

We have an incredibly important podcast episode for you today that is going to piss off some people in our community and also has the potential to save some of their lives.

If you choose to listen in, would you be willing to do the following?

• Know that everything shared by our guest is grounded in evidence and if you choose to learn more, you’ll be amazed by how much data backs up these unconventional ideas.

• Know that I do not believe there is one right thing for everyone (nor does our guest). So, please know that if what is shared in this episode challenges the choices you’ve made but you feel really good about those choices and they’re working for you, I celebrate that with all of my heart.

• Know that if what is shared on this episode challenges some of the choices you’ve made and you are pissed off, but there’s also a part of you that knows that those choices aren’t entirely working for you, then dig into the resources shared.

That’s a lot of preamble. That’s how nervous I am.

This episode is about mental health and psychiatric drugs and the pharmaceutical industry in general, and there is critical information shared that you need to know as a human to have informed consent about what goes into your body.

Also, the beliefs shared in this episode are not in any way the party line. It’s why our guest, the brilliant NY Times bestselling author, Dr. Kelly Brogan, has been launching her revolutionary new book, Own Your Self, in a grassroots way. Her ideas are so groundbreaking (and controversial) that she knew she wouldn’t be waltzing onto The Dr. Oz Show or any other major media (because hi, hello, they’re funded by pharmaceutical advertising dollars).

Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:

• The truth about chemical imbalances and the shocking discovery made from 6 decades of research

• Why the information you get on Google is completely biased and how to find the truth

• How to send your body signals of safety to turn on your own healing mechanisms

Know this: We are at a critical time in history where we are being called upon to be far more conscious consumers and realize the source and motives of the media we take in.

I’m incredibly grateful for the privilege to have a platform to share messages like the one today that may not always be the most popular but are so necessary.

After you’ve listened in, I want to hear from you:

What did this episode bring up for you? What did you learn? Did it cause you to question anything that you’ve held as truth so far?

You can get your own copy of Do Less and still receive incredible bonuses at http://katenorthrup.com/book! Kate wants to hear from you, and you can post about your #DoLess experiences on Instagram, DM her (@katenorthrup) or email info@katenorthrup.com.

Would you, or a company you know, be a good fit to sponsor The Kate & Mike Show? If so, let’s talk! You can email mike@mikejwatts.com regarding current sponsorship opportunities.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

Oct 01 2019

1hr 16mins

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How This Former Waitress Grew a 6-Figure Online Business + Found Her Purpose in an Unexpected Way

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Like most entrepreneurs, Beth thought that what she needed to reach the next level in her business was nitty-gritty strategies and marketing plans. It turned out, she needed something far more powerful that she never would have never sought out but she's so grateful she found. Listen in to hear how this videographer, editor, and online business owner cleared her blind spots, pivoted her business, discovered her worthiness, and identified her mission and what makes her unique in 2019 so that she could build an unshakeable business foundation for strong growth.

Sep 26 2019

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My favorite podcast!

By Mkguiles - Dec 18 2019
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Mike and Kate, your podcast was the first I ever listened to and has catapulted me on a totally wellness journey. I started from the beginning and binged every episode. I have learned SO much from you guys, you’ve honestly changed my outlook on life in so many ways: mind, body and spirit. I personally love your dynamic- you guys are real with each other, and actually sound like husband and wife before business partners. It’s refreshing, real, and what makes your podcast the FIRST on my list. Ps I can’t wait for my planner to come! Cheers!

Kate is Emasculating

By Zii Mizzle - Oct 24 2019
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Feedback: Love the show’s content 100%. I must say, it just makes me feel uncomfortable to hear Kate pick on Mike’s grammar, word choices, and general mistakes, every single show. Sometimes...just let it go. If Mike says he has never attended an “AA class” instead of AA mtg, just let it go, for the podcast at least. No need to correct him and then laugh dismissively. Those small things add up to an uneasy listen.