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Episode 133: Fear is Boring, this is what’s better with Dana & NJ

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In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Dana and NJ talk about fear, overcoming it and what is better.  This show is sponsored by Holl and Lane Magazine.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Why NJ’s dad will never be on Facebook.
  • NJ’s Fear of Success and how she’s dealing with it.
  • Why we need to move beyond the words.
  • How NJ operates her workflow when her kids are sick.
  • Dana’s mindset when someone asks for a refund.
  • Dana’s business fear.
  • Motherhood fears.
  • How to build margin into deadlines.
  • The magic of the sanitary cycle of a washing machine.

Our Sponsor: Holl and Lane Magazine


Holl and Lane Magazine is more than a magazine. They are starting a movement for more honest media. Life isn’t always perfect, and they’re okay with that. They’re focused on providing stories from real women about real life – the triumphs and the hardships. They want to let you know that you have a voice and a story. The mission behind their magazine is simple: each time you open up and share your story, you help someone feel less alone.

The magazine is published bimonthly. To get the discount to order issue 10, use the code bossmom at the Holl and Lane Store.

To order a yearly subscription, use the code BossMomSubscribe at Holl and Lane Magazine Subscriptions.

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • Fear paralyzes me sometimes. NJ
  • Everyone knows I’m awesome, that’s not a question. NJ
  • I’m afraid of success. I’m owning it. I’ll work through it. NJ
  • Get past your fear and list out true tangible things about why you can help people. Dana
  • Your mind is what people pay for. Knowledge and information is one thing, but how you spin that knowledge is where the money is. Dana
  • When we binge on really good info and get an AHA! moment, it’s a really good thing. Dana
  • Fear keeps us from communicating well. But if we communicate, we can help that fear go away. Dana
  • Get past your fear and take the leap. Magical things will happen. Dana
  • Growth is scare and fear producing, but it has to happen if you want to move forward.

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Boss Mom Facebook Community (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

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We love hearing from you guys! If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at hello@boss-mom-sg.local Or, you can always find both of us hanging out in our Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff is the Founder of Boss Mom and creator Nurture to Convert.
She is a mother, author, speaker, messaging strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She believes that too many brilliant moms are struggling to figure out how to grow their business while balancing all that is required to be a good mom, partner, and woman. So many moms are trying to grow their business using trends that feel inauthentic and aren't realistic for their inconsistent schedules. She has helped thousands of women become known for their brain and not their dance moves

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