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Growth Against the Grain | Network Marketing entrepreneurs, Social Selling, direct sales strategy, MLM, Social Media Marketing

Hey there my unicorn mama!!!Are you tired of feeling like you’re spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere with your business?Are you frustrated that everyone in your industry is saying the same things and everyone’s feed looks alike?Are you over being connected to social media 24/7?Are you ready to show up as the uniquely gifted and talented woman God has made you to be? Ready to maximize what you put into your business so you can be fully present while being more profitable?Are you over the cold market messaging, 24/7 online parties, and DMing people who unfriend you?Ready to market that feels right to your heart and soul?If you said YES...then, GIRL...you’re in the right place!!!I’m Michelle and after more than a decade in the network marketing industry I’ve finally figured out a system to help me show up as the audacious, unique, unicorn God created me to be, to use my time efficiently and effectively while not being tied to social media and having fun in the process.In this podcast you’ll find ways to grow your network marketing / direct sales business through strategic goal setting, unlocking a growth mindset, social media strategy, tactical sales and marketing hacks, genuine, authentic connection, and relationship built on trust. Expert guests and fun spicy conversations with other unicorns, just like you!Go heat up that cup of coffee for the 8th time, let’s get started.

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35 // Harness Your Hormones to Power Through Your To-Do List as a Busy Work From Home Mama - GUEST SJ LADUMS

Hey mama...what if I told you that your hormones...you know the ones that seem to go from one end of the spectrum to the other...yah...those...what if they could actually be your SUPER POWER!!!I KNOW!I felt the same way when I heard that too.But, then...think about it!  The Lord made us women with these incredible hormones and I have to agree with my friend SJ, that we can absolutely harness them to help us be our most productive!!!That's what we're talking about today!Harnessing those super power hormones to power through that to-do list and all the things you have going on!Hop on in and take a listen!!xx,~Michelle_______________________________A LITTLE ABOUT SJ After 14 years as a full-time teacher SJ decided to leave teaching and take the leap into the entrepreneur space as she needed more flexibility in her work life to be present for her daughter. She knows how HARD it can be to grow a business whilst still being a present mummy and that a mums needs often come last, leaving them feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. SJ is here to help working mums begin to reclaim their energy and time. She shares strategies and tools from cycle syncing, macros, quick workouts, productivity tips, energy boosting strategies, so women can finally love the life they are in.INSTAGRAM: @theproductivefitmumPODCAST: The Productive MumWEBSITE: NetworkToEmpowerHer.com Win Free Coffee Weekly!Share today's episode and tag me at @Hey.Its.MichelleCastroBONUS ENTRY...leave a review in apple podcasts, share a screenshot, and tag me @Hey.Its.MichelleCastro WANT TO WORK WITH ME?Have you been thinking about grabbing one of my 1:1 coaching sessions?  Do it TODAY! Whether you’re frustrated where you’re at, don’t know what to do to get you where you want to go, are looking to buckle down, not sure who your ICA is, or any other concern you’re having with your business...SCHEDULE A CALL!I’d LOVE to spend some time with you getting you from A to...wherever you want to go! SCHEDULE HERE > > https://calendly.com/hey-its-michellecastro/30min MY PERSONAL FAVORITE LEAN BODY SYSTEM: http://bit.ly/leanbody-chocolate (this is the link for chocolate, but you can choose from vanilla, peach, lemon, coconut lime, & mango.)PROMO CODE: 8466625 HAVE QUESTIONS?email me or DM me on IG HAVE YOU JOINED THE FB COMMUNITY?GIRL...if you're loving the podcast, then go over and meet your fellow unicorns in the FB group.https://bit.ly/networkmarketingmamas INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hey.its.michellecastro/CONTACT ME: hello@growthagainstthegrain.comWEBSITE:  https://www.growthagainstthegrain.com

31mins

29 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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34 // 3 Tips to MAXIMIZE the Final Days of the Month and Hit Those Goals for the Audacious Social Selling, Network Marketing Mama

There seem to be two types of people in the Network Marketing world with 5 days left in the month...One looks at it and says...oh man, there's only 5 days left...there's no chance I can hit those goals...oh well...I'll try next month!AND THEN THERE'S #2...She looks at the 5 days and the fire EXPLODES!She sees the 5 days as 120 hours...120 opportunities to close the gap on where she's at and where she wants to be!If you're like me and are a #2...then...you're gonna LOVE this episode.I take you through exactly what I did earlier this week to plan for the final week of the month!We're going to get super practical and you're going to walk away with a plan of attack!!!Who's with me on this?xx,~michelle Win Free Coffee Weekly!Share today's episode and tag me at @Hey.Its.MichelleCastroBONUS ENTRY...leave a review in apple podcasts, share a screenshot, and tag me @Hey.Its.MichelleCastro WANT TO WORK WITH ME?Have you been thinking about grabbing one of my 1:1 coaching sessions?  Do it TODAY! Whether you’re frustrated where you’re at, don’t know what to do to get you where you want to go, are looking to buckle down, not sure who your ICA is, or any other concern you’re having with your business...SCHEDULE A CALL!I’d LOVE to spend some time with you getting you from A to...wherever you want to go! SCHEDULE HERE > > https://calendly.com/hey-its-michellecastro/30min MY PERSONAL FAVORITE LEAN BODY SYSTEM: http://bit.ly/leanbody-chocolate (this is the link for chocolate, but you can choose from vanilla, peach, lemon, coconut lime, & mango.)PROMO CODE: 8466625 HAVE QUESTIONS?email me or DM me on IG HAVE YOU JOINED THE FB COMMUNITY?GIRL...if you're loving the podcast, then go over and meet your fellow unicorns in the FB group.https://bit.ly/networkmarketingmamas INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hey.its.michellecastro/CONTACT ME: hello@growthagainstthegrain.comWEBSITE:  https://www.growthagainstthegrain.com

23mins

27 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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33 // EXCUSES = THE DEATH OF YOUR NETWORK MARKETING BUSINESS

Oh mama!I know! I know!You have a million and one things going on and there are just as many reasons why your business may not be going in the direction you had planned it to go. You set the goals, you had the convos, and it seems that it's just not working. I've been there...far more often than I'd like to admit...and when I'm there...I find every excuse in the book to defer the attention off of the actual problem!   We're talking about the ONE reason why we choose excuses over execution!You ready???xx,~michelle Win Free Coffee Weekly!Share today's episode and tag me at @Hey.Its.MichelleCastroBONUS ENTRY...leave a review in apple podcasts, share a screenshot, and tag me @Hey.Its.MichelleCastro WANT TO WORK WITH ME?Have you been thinking about grabbing one of my 1:1 coaching sessions?  Do it TODAY! Whether you’re frustrated where you’re at, don’t know what to do to get you where you want to go, are looking to buckle down, not sure who your ICA is, or any other concern you’re having with your business...SCHEDULE A CALL!I’d LOVE to spend some time with you getting you from A to...wherever you want to go! SCHEDULE HERE > > https://calendly.com/hey-its-michellecastro/30min MY PERSONAL FAVORITE LEAN BODY SYSTEM: http://bit.ly/leanbody-chocolate (this is the link for chocolate, but you can choose from vanilla, peach, lemon, coconut lime, & mango.)PROMO CODE: 8466625 HAVE QUESTIONS?email me or DM me on IG HAVE YOU JOINED THE FB COMMUNITY?GIRL...if you're loving the podcast, then go over and meet your fellow unicorns in the FB group.https://bit.ly/networkmarketingmamas INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hey.its.michellecastro/CONTACT ME: hello@growthagainstthegrain.comWEBSITE:  https://www.growthagainstthegrain.com

23mins

22 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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32 // Mindset hacks for the network marketing mompreneur. DECIDE, GO, and GET IT DONE!

Anyone else their own worst critic?You have this idea...it's brilliant...and then...you say it outloud, prepare the post, do the reel, and all of a sudden it seems like the worst idea in the world!!! YES!I know it well!Friend!!I'm here to tell you... stop second guessing yourself! Borrow from Nike and JUST DO IT! We're talking about some mindset hacks that will help you save time, frustration, and stand out from the crowd...cause...I mean...afterall...that's what unicorns do! RIGHT! xx,~michelle  ------------------------------- Win Free Coffee Weekly!Share today's episode and tag me at @Hey.Its.MichelleCastroBONUS ENTRY...leave a review in apple podcasts, share a screenshot, and tag me @Hey.Its.MichelleCastro WANT TO WORK WITH ME?Have you been thinking about grabbing one of my 1:1 coaching sessions?  Do it TODAY! Whether you’re frustrated where you’re at, don’t know what to do to get you where you want to go, are looking to buckle down, not sure who your ICA is, or any other concern you’re having with your business...SCHEDULE A CALL!I’d LOVE to spend some time with you getting you from A to...wherever you want to go! SCHEDULE HERE > > https://calendly.com/hey-its-michellecastro/30min MY PERSONAL FAVORITE LEAN BODY SYSTEM: http://bit.ly/leanbody-chocolate (this is the link for chocolate, but you can choose from vanilla, peach, lemon, coconut lime, & mango.)PROMO CODE: 8466625 HAVE QUESTIONS?email me or DM me on IG HAVE YOU JOINED THE FB COMMUNITY?GIRL...if you're loving the podcast, then go over and meet your fellow unicorns in the FB group.https://bit.ly/networkmarketingmamas INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hey.its.michellecastro/CONTACT ME: hello@growthagainstthegrain.comWEBSITE:  https://www.growthagainstthegrain.com

17mins

20 Jul 2021

Rank #4

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31 // The 4 Ps of Success in Your Network Marketing Business and Why YOU Are The Most Important Part of Your Network Marketing / Direct Sales Business / GUEST: CHRISTINE HINRICHS

YOU, yes YOU are the absolute most important part of your Network Marketing / Direct Sales business.  The products are great, the company is wonderful...but the key component is YOU!!!Today, my friend, Christine is going to share with us the four Ps of Success in your Network Marketing business!!   You are going to LOVE her!Christine is a military spouse (thank you for your service Hinrich family!), #girlmom of three littles, marketing strategist, former coffee house owner and lover of all things coffee. She is the host of the MilSpouse Mastermind Show, a podcast dedicated to helping military spouses get unstuck and craft lives with purpose today. After four moves and three babies in four years, she became an “accidental stay at home mom”. She realized that she had lost sight of who she was and what she had to offer. She began a journey to find herself again and figure out how she could use her skills and story to do something that would both light her up and impact the world for good, and do it in sustainable way that worked for her family. Her mission is to help military spouses learn to thrive, and show them how they can use their skills, passions and experiences to impact the world for good, without sacrificing what matters most. She believes every day is better with a cup of good coffee. LINKS: IG: @ChristineH Podcast : https://milspousemastermind.com/podcast FB Group: https://milspousemastermind.com/community Website: https://milspousemastermind.com Win Free Coffee Weekly!Share today's episode and tag me at @Hey.Its.MichelleCastroBONUS ENTRY...leave a review in apple podcasts, share a screenshot, and tag me @Hey.Its.MichelleCastro WANT TO WORK WITH ME?Have you been thinking about grabbing one of my 1:1 coaching sessions?  Do it TODAY! Whether you’re frustrated where you’re at, don’t know what to do to get you where you want to go, are looking to buckle down, not sure who your ICA is, or any other concern you’re having with your business...SCHEDULE A CALL!I’d LOVE to spend some time with you getting you from A to...wherever you want to go! SCHEDULE HERE > > https://calendly.com/hey-its-michellecastro/30min MY PERSONAL FAVORITE LEAN BODY SYSTEM: http://bit.ly/leanbody-chocolate (this is the link for chocolate, but you can choose from vanilla, peach, lemon, coconut lime, & mango.)PROMO CODE: 8466625 HAVE QUESTIONS?email me or DM me on IG HAVE YOU JOINED THE FB COMMUNITY?GIRL...if you're loving the podcast, then go over and meet your fellow unicorns in the FB group.https://bit.ly/networkmarketingmamas INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hey.its.michellecastro/CONTACT ME: hello@growthagainstthegrain.comWEBSITE:  https://www.growthagainstthegrain.com

27mins

15 Jul 2021

Rank #5

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30 // Stop the glorification of BUSY!!! Busyness is STEALING from your life, presence, and profits.

Let's be real for a second...if you're alive on this earth right now...YOU'RE BUSY!  We all are!  Add in a spouse, kids, work, and LIFE...and that busyness is multiplied a million times!In today's episode I want to challenge you to take a good look at the words you're using and how they could, potentially, be having a negative affect not just on your mindset...but your business and life!  This one 4-letter word could be more detrimental to all your hard work than just about anything else you do!  Pretty strong statement...wouldn't you agree?Hop in, take a listen, and let me know what you think!xx,~michelle Win Free Coffee Weekly!Share today's episode and tag me at @Hey.Its.MichelleCastroBONUS ENTRY...leave a review in apple podcasts, share a screenshot, and tag me @Hey.Its.MichelleCastro WANT TO WORK WITH ME?Have you been thinking about grabbing one of my 1:1 coaching sessions?  Do it TODAY! Whether you’re frustrated where you’re at, don’t know what to do to get you where you want to go, are looking to buckle down, not sure who your ICA is, or any other concern you’re having with your business...SCHEDULE A CALL!I’d LOVE to spend some time with you getting you from A to...wherever you want to go! SCHEDULE HERE > > https://calendly.com/hey-its-michellecastro/30min MY PERSONAL FAVORITE LEAN BODY SYSTEM: http://bit.ly/leanbody-chocolate (this is the link for chocolate, but you can choose from vanilla, peach, lemon, coconut lime, & mango.)PROMO CODE: 8466625 HAVE QUESTIONS?email me or DM me on IG HAVE YOU JOINED THE FB COMMUNITY?GIRL...if you're loving the podcast, then go over and meet your fellow unicorns in the FB group.https://bit.ly/networkmarketingmamas INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hey.its.michellecastro/CONTACT ME: hello@growthagainstthegrain.comWEBSITE:  https://www.growthagainstthegrain.com

18mins

13 Jul 2021

Rank #6

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29 // The kids are home for summer! Establishing a new, productive, summer routine WHILE being present & available as a busy WAHM.

You were just getting your system down...AND THEN...school let out for the summer!You're trying to balance the work from home details while also truly being present for your kids during the few short weeks they have off. You don't want to be on your phone the whole time, but the reality is...you have to get some work done!I get it!I'm in the same boat!!In today's episode I'm sharing a few things I'm putting in to practice (not perfectly) this summer!If this speaks to you...would ya mind doing me a big 'ol favor?  Take a screenshot, share it in your stories...tag me and a few of your boss babe mamas who you think would be encouraged!Hop on in!xx,~michelle  WANT TO WORK WITH ME? Have you been thinking about grabbing one of my 1:1 coaching sessions?  Do it TODAY!Whether you’re frustrated where you’re at, don’t know what to do to get you where you want to go, are looking to buckle down, not sure who your ICA is, or any other concern you’re having with your business...SCHEDULE A CALL! I’d LOVE to spend some time with you getting you from A to...wherever you want to go!SCHEDULE HERE > > https://calendly.com/hey-its-michellecastro/30min MY PERSONAL FAVORITE LEAN BODY SYSTEM: http://bit.ly/leanbody-chocolate(this is the link for chocolate, but you can choose from vanilla, peach, lemon, coconut lime, & mango.) PROMO CODE: 8466625 HAVE QUESTIONS?email me or DM me on IG HAVE YOU JOINED THE FB COMMUNITY?GIRL...if you're loving the podcast, then go over and meet your fellow unicorns in the FB group. https://bit.ly/networkmarketingmamas INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hey.its.michellecastro/ CONTACT ME: hello@growthagainstthegrain.com WEBSITE:  https://www.growthagainstthegrain.com

14mins

8 Jul 2021

Rank #7

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28 // 5 Network Marketing / Direct Selling Myths DEBUNKED for Curious, Busy, Working Moms

Oh friend!!!I've heard them all!Every single myth, lie, and objection out there!It's a Pyramid SchemeYou don't know enough peopleYou have to get in at the VERY beginningand so many others!You've likely heard these too!I get it! You're curious about this space...so many of your friends are here and yet...you have these people in your head giving you their thoughts! UGH!We're going to blow these myths outta the water!I'm going to share some STAGGERING stats about the industry and then go through and debunk the top 5 myths I hear on the regular!If you're in this space...you're going to walk away feeling like you're one of the smartest people around!If you're looking to get into this space...AWESOME!!! You're going to love it!I also recommend listening to episode #6 where I share 4 things to look for in a NM business. See ya inside!xx,~michelle WANT TO WORK WITH ME? Have you been thinking about grabbing one of my 1:1 coaching sessions?  Do it TODAY!Whether you’re frustrated where you’re at, don’t know what to do to get you where you want to go, are looking to buckle down, not sure who your ICA is, or any other concern you’re having with your business...SCHEDULE A CALL! I’d LOVE to spend some time with you getting you from A to...wherever you want to go!SCHEDULE HERE > > https://calendly.com/hey-its-michellecastro/30min MY PERSONAL FAVORITE LEAN BODY SYSTEM: http://bit.ly/leanbody-chocolate(this is the link for chocolate, but you can choose from vanilla, peach, lemon, coconut lime, & mango.) PROMO CODE: 8466625 HAVE QUESTIONS?email me or DM me on IG HAVE YOU JOINED THE FB COMMUNITY?GIRL...if you're loving the podcast, then go over and meet your fellow unicorns in the FB group. https://bit.ly/networkmarketingmamas INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hey.its.michellecastro/ CONTACT ME: hello@growthagainstthegrain.com WEBSITE:  https://www.growthagainstthegrain.com

31mins

6 Jul 2021

Rank #8

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27 // Tips for Setting Up Your Social Media for MORE GROWTH and Less Wasting Time GUEST: BLAIR CRITCH

I am so excited about today's episode!!!Well...I'm excited about all of them...but this is one that I KNOW you are struggling with!  You partnered with your network marketing / direct sales business because you want more freedom and yet you find yourself tied to your phone far more than you ever wanted!WHAT IF there were a way to get your work done, create the post, share the content, and then...MOVE ON to the next thing!!!!Well...that's EXACTLY what Blair is going to be sharing with us today!!!You are going to LOVE her!!xx,MichelleA LITTLE ABOUT BLAIR:Blair Critch is a retired kindergarten teacher who turned entrepreneur after a financial bankruptcy and hardship hit her family. Knowing she needed to figure out a way to use her God given talents to help her family, but be home with her boys Blair realized entrepreneurship was where God was leading her. Blair now is a 7 figure earner with a vitamin/supplement company. Blair leads a team of thousands and helps train other women who are starting off in entrepreneurship to have success with her group, Blessed Momma Bosses. After making it through the hardship of bankruptcy, her husband’s addiction to pain pills, and recently cancer she shows up daily to inspire and help other women grow their businesses without sacrificing time with their family. Kellie & Blair created Blessed Momma Bosses and our podcast to reach more women to help them create a life of freedom. PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blessed-momma-bosses/id1533892980Connect with us at blessedmommabosses@gmail.comWork with us inside our Facebook community at www.blessedmommabossesgroup.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/blessedmommabossesConnect with us Instagram @blessedmommabosses_ , @kelliehoover , @blaircritch2 WANT TO WORK WITH ME?Have you been thinking about grabbing one of my 1:1 coaching sessions?  Do it TODAY!Through the end of June you can save $10 AND get an extra 15 minutes for your coaching call.Whether you’re frustrated where you’re at, don’t know what to do to get you where you want to go, are looking to buckle down, not sure who your ICA is, or any other concern you’re having with your business...SCHEDULE A CALL!I’d LOVE to spend some time with you getting you from A to...wherever you want to go!Grab the LIMITED-TIME COACHING SPECIAL > > > bit.ly/gatgcoaching(you can schedule up to 60 days out!)MY PERSONAL FAVORITE LEAN BODY SYSTEM: http://bit.ly/leanbody-chocolate (this is the link for chocolate, but you can choose from vanilla, peach, lemon, coconut lime, & mango.)PROMO CODE: 8466625HAVE QUESTIONS? email me or DM me on IGHAVE YOU JOINED THE FB COMMUNITY?GIRL...if you're loving the podcast, then go over and meet your fellow unicorns in the FB group.https://bit.ly/networkmarketingmamasINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hey.its.michellecastro/CONTACT ME: hello@growthagainstthegrain.comWEBSITE:  https://www.growthagainstthegrain.com

34mins

1 Jul 2021

Rank #9

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26 // 3 Healthy Habits You Can Adopt TODAY For More Productivity In Your Business

Hey there friend!! I know how it goes! You’re doing all the things for everyone, but are you taking care of you? In today’s episode we’re talking about three things you can start doing right now...like right this minute to be more productive in your business...and frankly, your life! SPOILER ALERT...none of this is new...but if you’re like me...and I know you are...you have to hear things a few times before it actually settles in!! Haha!! Hop in and I’d love it if you shared one takeaway on social! Tag me so I can thank you!!! xx, michelle WANT TO WORK WITH ME?Have you been thinking about grabbing one of my 1:1 coaching sessions?  Do it TODAY!Through the end of June you can save $10 AND get an extra 15 minutes for your coaching call.Whether you’re frustrated where you’re at, don’t know what to do to get you where you want to go, are looking to buckle down, not sure who your ICA is, or any other concern you’re having with your business...SCHEDULE A CALL!I’d LOVE to spend some time with you getting you from A to...wherever you want to go!Grab the LIMITED-TIME COACHING SPECIAL > > > bit.ly/gatgcoaching(you can schedule up to 60 days out!)MY PERSONAL FAVORITE LEAN BODY SYSTEM: http://bit.ly/leanbody-chocolate (this is the link for chocolate, but you can choose from vanilla, peach, lemon, coconut lime, & mango.)PROMO CODE: 8466625HAVE QUESTIONS? email me or DM me on IGHAVE YOU JOINED THE FB COMMUNITY?GIRL...if you're loving the podcast, then go over and meet your fellow unicorns in the FB group.https://bit.ly/networkmarketingmamasINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hey.its.michellecastro/CONTACT ME: hello@growthagainstthegrain.comWEBSITE:  https://www.growthagainstthegrain.com

20mins

29 Jun 2021

Rank #10