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But, What's Next? with Michelle Reed

Before we reach our 20s, our lives are set out before us. We know steps to get from point A to point B. After graduating from college or entering adulthood, many of us are left wondering... what's next? How do we find a fulfilling job? Negotiate our first salaries? Date in a meaningful way? Budget our income? Michelle Reed sits down with her personal mentors to shed some light on these topics while sharing her personal insight on growing up and figuring it out.

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Ep. 17: My Biggest Career Mistakes! Not Asking for More Money, Crying on the Job, and Being Taken Advantage Of...

In this episode, Michelle shares her biggest career mistakes she's made in her 20s. Including, not asking for enough compensation, crying on the job, and being taken advantage of as a woman in the workplace. These are mistakes that you do NOT need to make in your own career! Find Michelle Reed below- Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

43mins

7 Sep 2020

Rank #1

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Ep. 5: How I Moved to NYC, Keeping It Real on Finances, and Expectations vs. Realities of Living in NYC!

This episode is a solo podcast with Michelle. She shares how she moved to NYC and her journey to moving to NYC from Texas! She shares the pros and cons of living in NYC, how you can move to NYC (or any new city), and the expectations vs. realities of living in such a bustling, expensive city. She shares the real financial side of living in NYC, including how much money you should have saved before moving and how expensive rent is. If you're interested in moving to NYC or moving somewhere new, this is the episode for you! Find Michelle Reed below- Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

43mins

18 May 2020

Rank #2

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Ep. 8: How to Become a Software Engineer, Budgeting in Your 20s, and Getting Into Investing and Personal Finance with Bukola Ayodele

This episode is a conversation with Bukola, a software engineer based in NYC. In this episode, she shares her journey to becoming a software engineer after pursuing different career paths and tips for anyone looking to learn about coding and programming. Bukola discusses how she budgets her income, the importance of giving, and tips for getting into investing. Things Mentioned: + Bukola's YouTube Channel- https://bit.ly/3fbmHw3 + YNAB Budgeting App- https://bit.ly/2Yisf14 + Bukola's Video on Resources for Learning Code- https://bit.ly/2MJP08T + Michelle's Instagram- https://bit.ly/30BoiXU + Michelle's YouTube- https://bit.ly/3cPHQdP

35mins

15 Jun 2020

Rank #3

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Ep. 16: I'M MARRIED! 10 Things I Learned in the First Week of Marriage

I'M MARRIED! In this chit-chat episode, Michelle shares 10 things she learned in her first week of marriage. She talks about feeling close, living together, and expectations vs. realities. She shares about prioritizing marriage, protecting it, and if it really feels any different at all.  Michelle's First Married Vlog: *coming soon, will insert when it's live!* Find Michelle Reed below- Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

29mins

2 Sep 2020

Rank #4

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Ep. 7: A Conversation with K. Price on Racial Harmony, Narratives, and the Gospel

This is a conversation with K. Price, a writer, mother, and adopted Texan. She shares her experiences, thoughts, resources, and more relating to racial harmony. She shares the impact that the Gospel has had on her and how it shapes her views on loving our black/POC community, justice, and the importance of personal relationships. Things Mentioned:  K. Price’s Educational Book Recommendations-https://bit.ly/37fYKB6 K. Price’s “Sown: Rooted and Redemption” Pre-Order- https://bit.ly/3f8vZsH K. Price’s Blog Post “While We Wait Pt. 2 The Narrative of Racial Harmony”- https://bit.ly/37fnqJS K. Price’s Instagram- https://bit.ly/3cQQtVr 13th Amendment on Netflix- https://bit.ly/3cN7UWT Readings from the Slave Narratives Documentary- https://bit.ly/3cNA6cm Zora and Nicky: A Novel in Black and White by Claudia Mair Burney- https://amzn.to/3cJG6m9 A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn- https://amzn.to/3fcyHxB

40mins

10 Jun 2020

Rank #5

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Ep. 6: How to Nail a Job Interview, Getting Over the Fear of Public Speaking, and Being Confident in Your First Job ft. Brian Brenberg

In this episode, Michelle interviews Brian Brenberg, who appears regularly on CNBC and Yahoo Finance while serving as the Executive Vice President and Chair of the Program in Business and Finance at The King’s College. He shares tips for getting over the fear of public speaking and becoming an effective communicator while giving presentations and also while interviewing for your first job. He touches on finding confidence in your first career and charting the path for your early career. Find Brian Brenberg below- Twitter: @BrianBrenberg https://twitter.com/BrianBrenberg Find Michelle Reed below- Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

43mins

26 May 2020

Rank #6

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Ep. 12: How to Be a Content Creator | The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly on Social Media Content Creation

In this episode, Michelle shares her personal advice and tips on becoming a content creator on social media. She shares how to gain a following organically, the best equipment for starting out, differentiating your brand online, and dealing with backlash from people in your personal life. She highlights the importance of playing the long game and not aiming to grow too quickly.  The Content Bug on YouTube- https://bit.ly/3fwXVHt Phlanx Engagement Calculator- https://bit.ly/2DFU0Kd

40mins

16 Jul 2020

Rank #7

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Ep. 19: I Feel Off and That's Okay! Missing Friends, Feeling Insecure, and Getting Out of a Rut

In this episode, Michelle shares how she's felt off this past week. She shares what's on her mind, including dealing with change in a new community, feeling insecure in her work, and being in a fog. She shares how she gets out of a rut by knowing she will not be 'enough' but that's okay! She shares how she's switched her routine, gotten outside, and expressed gratitude to get out of her brain fog.  Find Michelle Reed below- Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

34mins

21 Sep 2020

Rank #8

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Ep. 22: All About Our Wedding! Wedding Planning Tips, Regrets, and Vendor Reviews

In this episode, Michelle shares all about her and Aidan's wedding! From the planning timeline to tips for planning your own wedding, to reviews of her personal vendors, Michelle tells all about her wedding day.  Things Mentioned- My Dress Shopping Experience Video: https://bit.ly/36RzoeJ Zola: https://bit.ly/36VrkK3 Minted: https://bit.ly/2SKsPT5 A&Be Bridal Shop: https://bit.ly/3iQx7mv Bridal Boutique Lewisville: https://bit.ly/3lFq41N Becky Fowler Alterations: https://bit.ly/38F3ctK Jenny Yoo: https://bit.ly/33RqZpQ Piyama Getting Ready PJs: https://bit.ly/33PfjE3 Lockharts (photography): https://thelockharts.co/ David Le Co (videographer): http://www.davidle.co/ Sage Fine Flowers (florist): https://bit.ly/2SMBtjS Moonlight Cakes: https://bit.ly/3lBXle9 Sound Sensations (DJ): https://bit.ly/3dpKHfl Serenata Strings (live music): https://bit.ly/3jLxLTo Lush Bridal Beauty (hair/makeup): https://bit.ly/3dheoPE Bella Belle (shoes): https://bit.ly/2Fk7f4w Brik (venue): https://bit.ly/36UxZE9 Find Michelle Reed below- Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

49mins

12 Oct 2020

Rank #9

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Ep. 14: Michelle Tells about Relationships! Dating Advice, Finding The One, and Boundaries

In this chit-chat episode, Michelle shares her personal relationship advice for your questions! She discusses finding the one (and if the one exists), setting boundaries in your relationship, and her first kiss story. She shares how she handles disagreements and why they aren't necessarily bad to have! Find Michelle Reed below- Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

43mins

7 Aug 2020

Rank #10

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Ep. 4: Interviewing the Co-Founder of Kopari, Being a Female Business Founder, and Starting a Business While Raising a Family ft. Gigi Goldman

This episode is a conversation with Gigi Goldman, co-founder of Kopari! Kopari is a natural beauty brand founded on the health benefits of coconut oil. Gigi co-founded Kopari as a mom, so we talk about balancing raising a family and running a business. She shares how she started Kopari, tips for those who want to start a business, and having faith in yourself! Find Kopari and Gigi below- Kopari' Website: https://koparibeauty.com/ Gigi’s Instagram: @gigi.goldman https://www.instagram.com/gigi.goldman Find Michelle Reed below- Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

45mins

11 May 2020

Rank #11

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Ep. 3: Starting a Photography Business as a Mom and Getting Married Young ft. Michelle’s sister Lyndsey!

In this episode, Michelle sits down with her oldest sister Lyndsey for a conversational sister-chat on all things post-grad. Lyndsey talks about her early career in social work and the realities of working in that industry. She and Michelle discuss getting married young and starting a family earlier than you had expected. She also shares how she launched her photography business and what it’s like to run a business while raising a child! Find Lyndsey Below: Photography Website- https://bit.ly/35pVdzk Lyndsey’s Instagram- https://bit.ly/3aYPzFp Find Michelle Reed below: Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

59mins

4 May 2020

Rank #12

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Ep. 20: Money, Money, Money! How I Developed a Healthy Relationship with Money, Save Money, and Budget My Income

In this episode, Michelle talks all things money. She shares how she developed a healthy relationship with money throughout her childhood to adulthood. She shares how she saves, budgets, and learns to be a good steward of her money. She talks about how she manages finances with her husband and why it's important to use your money to generous means.  Things Mentioned- Empower App- https://empower.me/ YNAB App- https://bit.ly/2Yisf14 Find Michelle Reed below- Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

45mins

28 Sep 2020

Rank #13

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Ep. 21: Why I Have Boundaries with Work, Relationships, Technology, and Friends and You Should Too

In this episode, Michelle shares why she puts up boundaries and why you should too. She shares the importance of not becoming a workaholic, setting out clear rules with roommates, and not becoming codependent in romantic relationships. She tells stories of when she wishes she had set clear boundaries within work and with roommates in hopes of encouraging you to set your own! Find Michelle Reed below- Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

42mins

5 Oct 2020

Rank #14

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Ep. 11 : A Conversation with My Dad! Thoughts On Me Getting Married, Financial Stability in Your 20s, and Newlywed Advice!

In this chit-chat episode, I have a conversation with my dad. He shares his thoughts on me getting married along with some marriage and newlywed advice! He touches on financial tips for financial stability in your 20s and mistakes he regrets when he was young. We also share about our family and how we are so close as a family.   Find Michelle Reed below- Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

48mins

7 Jul 2020

Rank #15

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Ep. 13: A Chit Chat Q&A! Moving Nerves, Getting Out of a Slump, and Pre-Marriage Giddiness

In this episode, Michelle does a chit chat q&a answering some most-asked questions from Instagram. She shares her thoughts on moving soon and what's she's nervous about. She touches on getting out of a slump during the pandemic, excitement about marriage, and tips for fighting insomnia. She also gives her thoughts on waiting for marriage and safety living in a big city.  Find Michelle Reed below- Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

40mins

27 Jul 2020

Rank #16

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Ep. 18: My Personal Journey with Health and Fitness! Dealing with Body Image, My Relationship with Food, and Finding Balance

In this episode, Michelle shares her personal journey with health and fitness. She shares how she views her body image and how it developed over the course of middle school to now at 22. She touches on how she views fitness, not idolizing your body, and establishing boundaries in your health and fitness journey.  Find Michelle Reed below- Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

47mins

14 Sep 2020

Rank #17

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My 2021 Goals and Intentions! Business Goals, Finding My Niche, and Living Minimally

In this episode, Michelle shares her 2021 goals and intentions going into the new year. Between making business goals, finding a better niche online, and prioritizing genuine friendships, there's a lot to run through going into 2021. Let this motivate and inspire you to start 2021 on a productive, goal-oriented start! Things Mentioned- Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg- https://bit.ly/3obqSwR Marriage Journal- https://bit.ly/3n8RVYq Find Michelle Reed below- Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

39mins

4 Jan 2021

Rank #18

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Ep. 28: Money Entitlement, Saving Money, and Breaking Bad Money Habits with Rachel Cruze!

In this episode, Michelle interviews Rachel Cruze- an author and speaker specializing in personal finance! Rachel is also Dave Ramsey's daughter, so you know this is an EXCITING episode for Michelle. Michelle and Rachel discuss how our beliefs and upbringings shape our relationships and fear of money. They discuss how to save money in your early 20s and how to break bad money habits. Preorder Rachel Cruze's Book Here! https://bit.ly/35Fdzy0 Find Michelle Reed below- Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

39mins

23 Nov 2020

Rank #19

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Ep. 27: How to ACTUALLY Be Happy! Ditching Consumerism, Living Simply, and Having an Abundance Mindset

In this episode, Michelle shares about the abundance vs. scarcity mindset and how living with an abundance mindset changed her life. She shares how recently, she's focused on living a simple life enjoying the things God has given her. She explains why consumerism doesn't fulfill her needs and how to start living in abundance while having little! The Cottage Fairy- https://bit.ly/36l7l5y Find Michelle Reed below- Instagram: @michellereed https://www.instagram.com/michellereed/ YouTube: @michellereed https://www.youtube.com/thisissmileyandshell

39mins

16 Nov 2020

Rank #20