EP148: Rachel Rodgers on Writing The Rules and Having It All
It’s probably about time that I confess to you all that this podcast gig is just as much for me as it is for you. It’s the best excuse ever to connect with people I’ve been dying to connect with anyway – and we just happen to record our great conversations and everybody wins. That’s what today’s interview felt like with Rachel Rodgers, a woman I respect a ton and appreciate as a badass mom, wife, and business woman in the world. Plus, she is LOUD and hilarious. This interview is fun and rebellious. We talk about bucking traditions, making your own rules, innovating in life and business, and how to spot what your kids are passionate about and encourage them to nurture those things. A quick warning, Rachel might be louder than I am so enjoy listening, and you might want to turn the volume down to start 😉
About Rachel Rodgers:
Rachel is a business lawyer turned business coach, intellectual property strategist, creator of Small Business Bodyguard and all around badass.
Before Rachel was showing service business owners how to build powerful products, she was running a very non-traditional law firm that disrupted the legal industry by making it surprisingly easy (and damn fun) for innovative companies to work with experienced attorneys and get the legal help they need to do the crazy stuff they want to do.
In 2013, she created the Small Business Bodyguard: Cover Your Bases, Cover Your Assets, Cover Your Ass. This game-changing legal resource has been called “fun and engaging” by New York Times bestselling author Chris Brogan and a “graduate-level course on how to build a strong foundation for your business” by CEO of OurDeal, Kyle Durand.
Rachel is known for being an innovator and master of productizing services and creating high-quality, high profit products. SBB and the other legal kits she’s created have been transformative, generating over half a million dollars in revenue in just two years and serving 1,700 small businesses around the country.
Rachel has spoken on the subject of creating products, building solid service businesses and intellectual property in numerous venues including a class on CreativeLive, to MBA students at MIT and at various conferences including, InfusionCon.
Rachel received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York and her “MBA” the hard way, by building various successful ventures over the last 5+ years and learning from the best business minds out there. Before becoming an entrepreneur Rachel worked for various state and federal judges, a high-impact non-profit and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
When Rachel isn’t taking care of clients or creating new products, she enjoys baking in the kitchen (barefoot, with rosé in hand), lifting weights, juicing (the green kind, not the steroid kind), reading to her toddlers, being a “dance mom” and going on new adventures with her family (her favorite destination being France, of course!).
In this episode, Rachel shares:
1. How to actually do it all (and not hate your life)
2. Evolving your relationship to money
3. Being who you are no matter what
What You’ll Hear:
5:45 Handling anger and imaginary reactions to situations
13:14 Innovation in the field of law
17:54 Making money and being generous with it
24:47 On education, parenting and fostering the passion of children
30:34 Confidence and insecurities in entrepreneurship and photoshoots
47:02 The dynamics of being a breadwinner within a relationship
52:40 Taking space while building a business
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