Episode Archive

Episode #56: How to Handle Decision Fatigue

In today’s episode, we’re having a conversation about decision fatigue. We’ll finish up the episode with a weekly actionable tip!


Episode #55: How to Make Decisions: Overcoming Analysis Paralysis

In today’s episode, we’re having a conversation about analysis paralysis. We’ll finish up the episode with a weekly actionable tip!


Episode #54: Setting Boundaries in Your Business

In today’s episode, we’re continuing our conversation about boundaries in your business. We’ll finish up the episode with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #53: Boundaries and Vulnerability on Social Media

In today’s episode, we’re talking about boundaries and vulnerability on social media. We’ll finish up with a weekly actionable tip!


Episode #52: How to Grow Your Presence on Social Media

In today’s episode, we’re talking about how to GROW (your presence, reach, and authority) on social media (and/or your blog). We’ll wrap up with a weekly actionable tip!


Episode #51: Listener Questions: How to Increase Social Media Engagement, SEO, & Brand Management

In today’s episode, we’re answering listener questions about how to increase social media engagement, SEO, and brand messaging. We’re finishing up the episode with a weekly actionable tip!


Episode #50: How to Sell on Social Media without Being Sales-y

In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about how to sell on social media without being sales-y. We’ll wrap up with a weekly actionable tip!


Episode #49: Top 10 Tech Tools for Your Business, Part 2

In today’s episode, we’re finishing up our chat about the top 10 tech tools of the trade – these are programs, apps, and digital tools we love and can’t run our businesses without! This is part two of two, episode 48 is part 1.


Episode #48: Top 10 Tech Tools for Your Business, Part 1

In today’s episode, we’re going to chat about the top 10 tech tools of the trade – these are programs, apps, and digital tools we love and can’t run our businesses without! We’ll finish the episode with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #47: Why you’re not converting on social media

In today’s episode, we’re going to chat about why you’re not converting on social media, then we’ll wrap up the episode with an actionable tip of the week.


Episode #46: The Power of Having a Specific Message

In today’s episode, we’re going to chat about the power of having a specific message.


Episode #45: Instagram – Do you need more than one account? Taking a leave from your small business

In today’s episode, we’re chatting about separating a brand and a “personal brand” on Instagram, and how Cassy planned for her maternity leave.


Episode #44: How we’re addressing diversity & inclusion in our businesses

In today’s episode, we have a candid discussion about the approach to anti-racism that we’re both taking in our businesses.


Episode #43: We paused out of respect for the Black Lives Matter movement


Episode #42: Listener Q&A: How to Side Hustle while Working Full Time & Starting a Location-Based Business while in Quarantine

In today’s episode, Diane’s tackling listener questions.


Episode #41: Diane’s Backstory – The Evolution of Balanced Bites

In today’s episode, Diane’s husband, Scott, interviews Diane about the backstory of Balanced Bites and how it has evolved to the business it is today.


Episode #40: Bulletproofing Your Business with Kyndra Holley, Part 2

In today’s episode, Diane discusses bulletproofing your business with special guest Kyndra Holley, founder of Peace Love and Low Carb, international bestselling author, and entrepreneur. This is part two of a two-part series.


Episode #39: Bulletproofing Your Business with Kyndra Holley, Part 1

In today’s episode, Diane discusses bulletproofing your business with special guest Kyndra Holley, founder of Peace Love and Low Carb, international bestselling author, and entrepreneur. This is part one of a two- part series.


Episode #38: Boundaries & Social Media with Tia Wright

In today’s episode, I’m here with a special guest! Tia Wright is a Crossfit Games athlete and mindset coach, and we are talking all about boundaries and how we create and enforce them with our social media presence.


Episode #37: Listener Q&A: How to Attract your First Client, Starting a Food-Based Business, & Hiring

In today’s episode, I’m chatting with a special guest co-host, my friend and colleague, Naomi Nakamura. I’m going to be answering listener questions submitted through our Instagram account @thedrivenpodcast. Then, I’ll finish up the episode with a weekly actionable tip!


Episode #36: Listener Q&A: Budgeting, Email Basics, & Spouse’s Investment When Starting Your Business

In today’s episode, we’re answering some of the questions that you have sent in through @thedrivenpodcast over on Instagram! Then we’ll wrap up with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #35: How to Get Over the Fear of Starting Small (Stalled Business Growth Mini-Series, Part 2)

In today’s episode, we’re talking about how being afraid of being seen starting small might be holding you back more than you realize. Then, we’ll finish this episode with a weekly actionable tip!


Episode #34: How Comparison Hinders Potential Growth (Stalled Business Growth Mini-Series, Part 1)

In today’s episode, we’re kicking off a new mini all about how to get out of a business growth rut. Today’s episode is all about how comparison is ROBBING you of your growth potential. We’ll finish the episode with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #33: How to Be a Leader During an Unknown Time

In today’s episode we’re talking about showing leadership in an unknown time, as well as how to pivot, when possible, to keep a stream of income going for yourself in the absence of face-to-face business.


Episode #32: Listener Q&A

In today’s episode, we’re closing out our mini series on content creation. Today, we’re answering YOUR questions which you submitted through @thedrivenpodcast on Instagram about content creation, then we’ll finish the show with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #31: Branching Out vs. Staying in Your Lane (Content Creation Mini-Series, Part 3)

In today’s episode, we’re continuing our mini series on content creation. Today’s episode is all about Staying Inspired / Branching Out (versus “staying in your lane”) We’re talking about how to stay inspired and keep coming up with new ideas, and then we’ll finish the show with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #30: Planning vs. Documenting Content (Content Creation Mini-Series, Part 2)

In today’s episode, we’re continuing our mini series on content creation by discussing planning vs. documenting content and how to balance it. Then we’ll finish the show with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #29: Creating Content for Different Channels (Content Creation Mini-Series, Part 1)

In today’s episode, we’re kicking off a new mini series on content creation. Today’s episode is all about what content to create for all the different channels, then we’ll finish the show with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #28: Handling Low Seasons in Your Business

In today’s episode, we’re talking shop all about how to handle low seasons in your business. We’ll finish the show with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #27: Listener Q&A

In today’s episode, we’re answering more of your questions that you’ve asked via Instagram! We’ll finish the show off with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #26: Listener Q&A

In today’s episode, we’re wrapping up our personality tests mini-series with answers to your questions! We’ll finish the show off with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #25: More Personality Tests that We Love (Personality Tests & Entrepreneurship Mini-Series, Part 3)

In today’s episode, we’re bringing you the third of our three-part mini series on personality tests! We’re going to chat about the Myers Briggs, Fascination Advantage, Love Languages/Language of Appreciation, and StrengthsFinder. Then we’ll finish the show with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #24: The Four Tendencies (Personality Tests & Entrepreneurship Mini-Series, Part 2)

In today’s episode, we’re bringing you the second of our three-part mini series on personality tests! We’re going to dive a bit deeper on a framework we discuss often on the show, The Four Tendencies. Then we’ll finish the show with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #23: All About the Enneagram (Personality Tests & Entrepreneurship Mini-Series, Part 1)

In today’s episode, we’re bringing you the first of our 3-part mini series on personality tests! We’re kicking it off with a conversation about the enneagram. Then we’ll finish the show with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #22: Our Business Plans for the New Year

In today’s episode, we’re bringing a break in our regularly-scheduled mini series for a one-off episode all about our personal 2020 business plans. Then we’ll finish the show with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #21: Listener Q&A

In today’s episode, we’re jumping into some Q&A about how to make money! We’re answering YOUR questions then finish the show with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #20: Striking a Balance Between Affiliate & Personal Sales (How to Make Money Mini-Series, Part 3)

In today’s episode, we’re bringing you the third of our three-part mini series on how to make money in your business! We’re going to marry our first two episodes together with a discussion on how to strike a balance between affiliate and personal product/service sales. Then we’ll finish the show with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #19: Making Money with Other’s Products or Services (How to Make Money Mini-Series, Part 2)

In today’s episode, we’re bringing you the second of our three-part mini series on how to make money in your business! Today we’re talking about making money with OTHER’s products or services (ie. affiliate/sponsorship income). Then we’ll finish the show with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #18: Making Money with Your Own Product or Service (How to Make Money Mini-Series, Part 1)

In today’s episode, we’re bringing you the first of our three-part mini series on how to make money in your business! We’re kicking it off with a conversation about making money with YOUR OWN product and/or service. Then we’ll finish the show with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #17: Listener Q&A

In today’s episode, we’re jumping into some Q&A around book writing! We’re answering YOUR questions, and then finish the show with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #16: Workshopping & Outlining (Intro to Book Writing Mini Series, Part 3)

In today’s episode, we’re bringing you the third of our 3-part mini series on an introduction to book writing. We’re taking you on a deep dive into the meatiest (and perhaps most challenging?!) part of book writing: workshopping and outlining! We then finish the show with a weekly actionable tip.


Episode #15: The Proof of Concept Stage (Intro to Book Writing Mini Series, Part 2)

In today’s episode, we’re bringing you the second of our 3-part mini series on an introduction to book writing. Today, we’re going to take a deep dive on the most important part of book writing: the proof of concept stage! We’ll then finish the show with a weekly actionable tip!


Episode #14: The Pros & Cons of Writing a Book (Intro to Book Writing Mini Series, Part 1)

In today’s episode, we’re bringing you the 1st of our 3-part mini series on an introduction to book writing. Today, we’re going to have an honest conversation around the pros and cons of writing a book! Then we’ll finish the show with a weekly actionable tip that will help you work through the “go/no-go” of taking on a project of this magnitude!


Episode #13: All About SEO

In today’s episode, we’re talking all about SEO! Though we will keep the main structure of the show centered around mini series, we wanted to build in some flexibility when something really burning hot for us. SEO is just that!


Episode #12: Listener Q&A

In today’s episode, we’re back with another round of Listener Q&A! We’re answering your questions about time management, attracting followers, hashtags, and more!


Episode #11: Converting Customers into Follower (Social Media Mini-Series, Part 3)

In today’s episode, we’re bringing you the last our 3-part mini series on social media. Today we’re focusing on the  truths (and a few lies) about social media and also how to convert followers into customers!


Episode #10: How to Grow Your Following (Social Media Mini-Series, Part 2)

In today’s episode, we’re bringing you the 2nd of our 3-part mini series on social media. Today we’re focusing on HOW to actually grow your following, specifically on Instagram. We’re highlighting our #1 way to grow your following along with a slew of tips and tricks to maximize your exposure, and how to convert that exposure into committed followers. We’ll finish the show with a weekly actionable tip about what you can do right now!


Episode #9: Social Media 101 – Basics & Best Practices (Social Media Mini-Series, Part 1)

In today’s episode, we’ll cover basics from best-practices for naming your account and what to include in your profile, to details on creating a posting schedule, tips for improving the quality and appearance of your photos, and then we finish the show with a weekly actionable tip about the one thing you’re likely afraid to do on your IG, but need to!


Episode #8: Listener Q&A

In today’s episode, we’re back with another round of Listener Q&A! We’re answering your questions about setting boundaries, books & podcasts on business and leadership, and balancing a full-time job + side hustle, and more!


Episode #7: Launch To-Dos (Getting Started in Business Mini-Series, Part 3)

In this episode, we’re talking about launch to-dos, sharing some listener feedback from a previous episode, and we finish the show with a weekly actionable tip about setting by-when’s that will move your business forward.


Episode #6: Building a Plan (Getting Started in Business Mini-Series, Part 2)

In this episode, we’re talking about how to build a plan for your business! We’re also covering a listener question about how to get started and common mistakes that can be avoided… we’ll finish the show with a weekly actionable tip about how to turn your long-term vision into short-term, achievable goals. This is the 2nd segment of our 3-part mini series on how to get started in business.


Episode #5: Identify Your Passion (Getting Started in Business Mini-Series, Part 1)

Today we’re talking about discovering your passion and what to do if you’re not quite sure what it is. We’re also covering a listener question about how to stay focused on your passion when things get tough, and we’re finishing the show off with a weekly actionable tip on identifying your passion. This is the first part of a 3-part mini series all about Getting Started in Business.


Episode #4: Listener Q&A

In today’s episode, we’re answering listener questions about who can be an entrepreneur and most important qualities to possess, how to proactively handle objections, and … Is a five-year plan worth it? Plus, our tip of the week is about how to write a 5-year plan.


Episode #3: What If It Fails? (Fear Mini-Series, Part 3)

This is the third and final segment of our 3-part mini series on overcoming fears. We’re zeroing in on FEAR OF FAILURE. We’re talking about what a failure is and isn’t; how to know if it’s a “sign;” the opportunity to collect Lessons Learned; what to expect in business; and how to not take failure personally. Our listener question this week is how we handled fear when we started and our tip of the week will help you break down your fear and face it head-on.


Episode #2: Other People’s Opinions (Fear Mini-Series, Part 2)

We’re back with part 2 of our 3-part mini series about overcoming fears. Today we’re talking about setting boundaries around other people’s thoughts and feelings, how to identify the opinions that matter, how to navigate the opinions that matter, how to identify facts vs. a story, and how to publish assuming that everyone is rooting for you. We’re also covering a listener topic request of *how* to set boundaries and an assignment that helps wrap up our thoughts on overcoming other’s feelings.


Episode #1: Tackling Self-Doubt (Fear Mini-Series, Part 1)

We’re kicking off the first segment of a 3-part mini series all about overcoming fears. Today we’re tackling self-doubt; how to give an idea the attention it needs, how to work through Imposter Syndrome, the importance of sourcing positive support, and how to play to your capabilities. We’re also covering one listener question and finishing the show off with a weekly actionable tip about how to break down big tasks.