Season 2 Is Here (!!) + Giveaway

Season 2 of the Brava Podcast is. HERE!! I am SO excited to share with you the tremendous women I've been interviewing over the past two months who have discussed everything from learning how to live a more creative life and investing in yourself to rooting your career in self-love. ⁣

Stephanie Campbell Brava Podcast

Episode #11 featuring author and Illustrator, Ilana Griffo, is live NOW and you can listen on Apple, Spotify, Castbox, Sticher & more. 

One of the on-going themes in Season 2 that I have noticed is the fear of the jump, the hesitancy we tend to have when taking those next steps whether it's starting a new position or starting your company. Each of the women featured on the Brava Podcast has tackled this in some way or another that I hope can inspire you on your career journey. ⁣

Again, BRAVA to these amazing women and for you listeners, you go girl. 

GIVEAWAY TIME:

To celebrate the launch of Season 2, I’ve create a side-hustle “starter pack” of sorts! Check it out below and enter now for a chance to win!

[GIVEAWAY TIME! 🎉📱] To celebrate the launch of the second season of the @BravaPodcast, I thought it would be fun to do a side-hustle "starter-pack" giveaway to one lucky listener! Enter with the rules below & the link in my bio. Good luck! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - - - - - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1️⃣Rate & review the @BravaPodcast on iTunes (& be sure to leave your IG handle so I can find you if you win!) 🌟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2️⃣Tag a friend in the comments below! 👭⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3️⃣Follow @BravaPodcast! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ + + check the link in my bio for more ways to enter and receive bonus entries!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - - - - - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you win? You'll get a light pink letterboard, a vintage calendar desk accessory, a copy of the book Big Magic and a gold ballpoint pen. Hurry & leave a rating & review before Sunday, 3/10. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - - - - - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Giveaway Rules: US residents only. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Giveaway is no way endorsed, associated with or sponsored by featured brands. Giveaway will be closed at 11:59 pm EST 3/10. Winners announced no later than 3/13. Good luck!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - - - - - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #YouGoGirl #BravaPodcast #Podcasts #NewPodcasts #Giveaway #Contest #Sweepstakes #PodcastGiveaway #PodcastSweepstakes #Win #Letterboard #SideHustle #StarterPack

Good luck!

Exploring Your "Aha" Moment with Lillian Rafson

Hi, listeners and happy holidays! In the mood for a holiday vacation? Today’s episode will be all about exploring your dreams, adventure and discovering your “aha” moment. Let’s talk travel. Picture this. The start-up Pack Up & Go wants to plan your 3-day weekend. The catch? Your destination is a surprise. This innovative idea and business was conceived by Lillian Rafson. Lillian, CEO and Founder of Pack Up & Go, wants you to embrace the unknown and as an entrepreneur, she’s quite spontaneous herself! Listen below to learn more about Lillian’s start-up story, her go-to advice and her own “aha” moment.

SHOW NOTES:

Lillian quit her job to discover what she wanted to do. She traveled and back packed and ran into to two women who were on a surprise vacation. She realized that the “surprise vacation” market wasn’t as prominent in the U.S. (1:10).

She launched Pack Up + Go within the 6-8 weeks left in her trip in 2015, researching and interviewing the locals and tourists along the way. On January 1st, she launched her Squarespace account and let her friends and family know. At that point she planned only a handful of practice trips. A friend featured her launch within Business Insider and the rest…is history (3:00).

How you find capital or fund for your big idea? Lillian’s biggest costs at the beginning were the domain name and Squarespace account. The best part of Pack Up + Go is that it’s a cash flow positive organization, full owned by their team without venture capital assistance (5:50).

Lillian was always inspired to study what made her happy in school. She went to NYU for gender studies, marketing and French. She values her hands-on experience that internships provided her while in school (7:00).

She believes that traveling forces you out of your comfort zone and gives you the ability to explore new things. She loves that her travelers are willing to let that control go and explore new things and push their own boundaries (9:19).

One of Lillian’s favorite customer stories highlights a woman that was celebrating her 70th birthday that was traveling alone. She came home from her trip and sent 50-75 pictures from her trip and that she had the best time on her trip (11:10).

Curious as to which cities are the most popular to travel to this year? Nashville and Charleston are both booming. Lillian’s favorite cities to travel to? Savannah, New Orleans and Chicago (13:16).

Let’s talk travel must-haves. Lillian’s top 3 are: a rolling suitcase, a pair of comfortable and cute sneakers, and an external battery pack for your phone (14:30).

Lillian’s go-to message and source for inspiration, an Israeli term…”YALLA” (16:30).

Yalla! Let’s go! If not now, then when? Let’s just do this.
— Lillian Rafson, CEO and Founder of Pack Up & Go

Next steps for Pack Up + Go is to expand domestic city trips and to continue to support small business in the U.S. while creating multi-city trips for customers (18:35).


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