shallow focus of sprout


In this episode, Emerson and Lauren take a look at personal growth and ways we’ve changed since starting our businesses. While we grow, we feel so many feelings, from excitement to fear, and it’s tempting to numb those feelings or stand still to avoid growth, but we’ve learned that it’s worth it to lean into growth and trust in what we will discover. … More Growth

man in shadows wearing dark gray suit and adjusting orange tie

In Plain Sight

I submitted this short story to a writing competition with NYC Midnight at the beginning of this year. This was the first time I ever pushed myself to submit my own writing for review, and I never would have written it if I hadn’t started off writing, what my brain thought was a terrible story. … More In Plain Sight

metal letters sticking halfway out of a table spelling "perfectionism"

Perfectionism Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:55 — 39.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | MoreEmerson and Lauren do a deep dive into perfectionism–the thing that’s been controlling our lives for the past thirty years! We talk about how it’s affected us throughout our lives and how we’ve begun … More Perfectionism

skydivers on air

Improvisation Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:43 — 27.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | MoreIn this episode of The Ugly Podcast, Emerson and Lauren talk about using improvisation in our businesses and personal lives. This could also be known as the Episode of a Thousand Analogies, because that’s … More Improvisation

How Do You Want To Do This? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:45 — 29.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | MoreIn this episode, Emerson and Lauren ask ourselves “How do we want to do this?” It’s a question that’s often forgotten in place of “How should I do this?” and we appreciate that we … More How Do You Want To Do This?


This is the first episode of The Ugly Podcast! Emerson and I introduce our businesses, where we were before becoming entrepreneurs, and how we integrate creativity into our lives. … More Creativity

Creativity for the “Noncreative”

What do you constitute as creativity? And when do you prioritize it? I’ve long considered creativity to only be something you prioritize when it’s something you’re good at and can profit from. Only painters paint. Only writers write. But now I understand that there’s something lacking in that belief. Just because I don’t have the … More Creativity for the “Noncreative”


Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Follow My Blog

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.