Million Dollar Badass

By Rachel Rodgers

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Hi, I’m Rachel Rodgers: wife, mama, and CEO of a 7-figure business. I’m on a mission to help every woman I meet become a millionaire. I decided to start the Million Dollar Badass Podcast to address one simple question: how can women make more money? On this show I’ll be talking to fellow Million Dollar Badasses, women just like you who decided they wanted to become millionaires and actually did it. My guests and I will share our stories of how we did it, mistakes we made and the pivotal moment that changed everything. We’ll also be answering your questions, coaching you and giving you a super-sized helping of inspiration to earn a whole lot more. Get ready to make some money, honey! If you enjoy GirlBoss Radio, Rise with Rachel Hollis or Farnoosh Torabi’s So Money podcast, then you’ll love this show.

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024 Scaling to Seven-Figures (in 12 Months) with Kara Loewentheil
01:02:34

Kara and I talk about her own mindset journey in this episode and how she's used thought work to build a business beyond anything she could have imagined in her days as a lawyer. We discuss her previous career, how people reacted when she decided to quit legal work and become a life coach, and some of the mental blocks she's had to overcome along the way to seven figures. We also talk about massive action and how it'll free up your headspace for more creativity and productivity. And we share some interesting behind-the-scenes tidbits about how Kara managed to grow her business to $2 million.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/24

Jul 11, 2019
023 Million Dollar Efficiency: Time, Money, & Marketing
42:46

In this episode, I share some of my efficiency practices and the key questions I'm consistently asking myself to cut down on busy work. Most of us pile a lot of unnecessary junk onto our plates, when we'd be better served by working less time on high-value, high-level tasks, rather than tons of time on low-level tasks. So we're talking all about how to free up your time, cut back on random, nonessential spending, and get your marketing on lock.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/23

Jul 04, 2019
022 MDB Rising: From $100k Years to $100k Months with Cathy Mazak
01:05:01

Cathy and I talk about how she recently achieved a major milestone: making $100K in one month. This was especially exciting because previously she'd been making $100K in a whole year - and she's only getting bigger from here. We talk about the inception of her business, how she made the decision to lean out of academia and into entrepreneurship, and how she balances work with her bustling family and farm life. Cathy shares a lot of wisdom about scaling, hiring before you're ready, and why coaching is such a crucial investment.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/22

Jun 27, 2019
021 A Masterclass in Million Dollar Mindset with Kaneisha Grayson
01:29:21

On this episode, Kaneisha Grayson joins me to talk about how she's built her seven-figure business, trusted herself, and conquered doubt along the way. Kaneisha is a Harvard alum two times over, earning both her MBA and MPA there before going on to establish the Art of Applying, an admissions consulting company that helps applicants get into their dream graduate school (AND helps them get fellowships and scholarships to pay for it).

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/21

Jun 20, 2019
020 How to Be a Chillpreneur with Denise Duffield-Thomas
01:04:30

Denise and I talk about what she learned from a recent retreat at Necker Island, how she's leaned into her strengths as she's grown her business, and the importance of outsourcing work (especially around the house!) as you become able. We also have a super interesting and important conversation about how to improve diversity in online business, which Denise has been working on since she realized her own biases were affecting the way her business worked.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/20

Jun 13, 2019
019 Hire Your Million Dollar Team to Build Serious Wealth
51:49

Today I'm sharing strategies for hiring well, why it's so important to duplicate yourself in your business, and why having great employees is the key to unlocking your highest wealth-building potential. I talk about the ways you can make money while you're not working, my top tips for hiring great people, and why you should hire full-time employees (rather than part-time employees or contractors) whenever possible.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/19

Jun 07, 2019
018 Building a Million Dollar Community Around You & Your Business
33:01

In this episode, I'm talking about the myriad benefits of creating a million dollar community for your soul and your business. I share what we got up to at the most recent Million Dollar Badass retreat, what attendees loved and got out of the experience, and some ideas for you if you want to start building your own collective of amazing people.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/18

May 30, 2019
017 How to Price Your Services to Avoid Burnout and Leave a Legacy
30:38

I'm talking all about pricing today and why you're most likely not charging enough for your labor. We'll get into why pricing is so difficult, why women often chronically undercharge, and some resources for pricing your work correctly. And I'll also tell you what to consider when creating new prices and how to demonstrate your value to potential clients.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/17

May 16, 2019
016 Million Dollar Productivity
28:48

Why editing is my go-to tool for protecting my time and enjoying my life. I talk about the concept of designing your life and setting boundaries around your time so you can focus on the things that are truly important to you. And I'll walk you through my three-step process for figuring out what you want to do and dropping the rest.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/16

May 02, 2019
015 Stop Waiting for Perfect Conditions
41:49

In this episode I talk about why and how you can start working toward your goals before you're completely ready. I share a couple instances where I've had to do just that, and why jumping in before I was perfectly "ready" taught me more than I could have imagined. I also touch on the importance of pushing yourself into your discomfort zone so you can max out your potential, rather than wasting your time and talent by trapping yourself in comfort.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/15

Apr 25, 2019
014 Marriage and Entrepreneurship: Challenges, Benefits, and Teamwork with Dediako Rodgers
01:00:38

My husband Dediako and I field questions all the time about how we've built our family life around my business. Today, I'm sharing a conversation he and I had with my mastermind group about how we get everything done, how we stay connected, and what it's really like being married to an entrepreneur. This is just a snapshot into what the mastermind is like, and if you're interested in joining the Million Dollar Badass Mastermind Program, reach out!

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/14

Apr 11, 2019
013 Hustling, Activism, and Choosing Yourself with Rachel Cargle
01:13:03

This conversation with Rachel is full of juicy stuff about entrepreneurship, building wealth, and using money to serve others. We talk about why she became an entrepreneur, when she learned she could make bank, and how Rachel has used strategic hires to not only capitalize on where she's at now, but ensure she will have work and money for the long term. We also discuss some of the anxiety that can come up when you become a successful entrepreneur after growing up poor, and how she takes care of herself and other black women.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/13

Apr 04, 2019
012 Improving Your Relationship with Money with Farnoosh Torabi
55:58

Farnoosh and I cover so many excellent topics in this conversation. We discuss her journey to entrepreneurship and rock-bottom moments along the way. She also tells me when she decided to stop playing small and become a woman who makes bank. And we talk all about women's (lack of) access to venture capital, why so many women aren't financially empowered in their relationships, and the daily habits that help her make money.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/12

Mar 28, 2019
011 You Don't Need a White Man to Get Ahead
27:19

In this episode, I explore how the idea that women need white men's approval to be successful is pervasive and harmful in the online business world. White men are often held up as authorities but often continue to support people who look and operate like them, rather than lifting up women of color and women more generally. It can feel like white men are the only people to learn from, but in reality, there are tons of women out there that are fantastic mentors, teachers, and coaches who can help you get to where you want to go.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/11

Mar 21, 2019
010 Self-Care as a Million-Dollar Business Plan with Susan Hyatt
40:05

Susan and I talk about the relationship between the mind and body and how taking great care of yourself can seriously benefit your bank account, too. We discuss the many ways women are taught to sacrifice their time and energy for others and how this prevents us from making money. And we chat about why making time for pleasure is essential if you want to build a super-successful business alongside a fantastic life.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/10

Mar 14, 2019
009 How to Get the Most Out of Your Business Investments
29:04

On this episode, I'm talking about how you can take radical personal responsibility for making the most of your investments. I'll discuss two of the most common investments I see women entrepreneurs making and the all-too-common mistakes that accompany them. I'll also share my four-step process for maxing out your results from any coaching program, mastermind, event, or new hire - even if the investment doesn't totally live up to your expectations.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/9

Mar 07, 2019
008 How to Make Financial Decisions like a 7-Figure CEO
25:35

In this episode, I'm talking about the concept of loss aversion and how it keeps so many people stuck in a scarcity mindset when it comes to making money. I'll share some of the lessons I've learned about loss aversion in my own business. And I'll tell you about how I shift my mindset to focus on how to earn what I need to in order to do what I want, rather than worrying about saving what I already have.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://helloseven.co/8

Feb 28, 2019
007 Keep It Simple, Make It Real with Luisa Zhou
54:50

Ever wondered how entrepreneurs can start a successful business while working a full-time job and maintaining financial flexibility? At times, it can seem impossible. However, today’s guest is living proof that it’s not only possible, it’s a plausible reality. Find out more in this episode as Rachel interviews someone who has successfully navigated an entrepreneurial journey while balancing a full-time job working 9 to 5.

In this episode, I’m interviewing Luisa Zhou, CEO of Zhou Ventures, a company that provides aspiring entrepreneurs with actionable advice and inspiration to start and build profitable and meaningful businesses. After working for a successful digital advertising firm, Luisa felt unfulfilled. However, like most people, Luisa wasn’t afforded the luxury of quitting her day job. She decided to stay in her role while simultaneously building a consulting firm. Within no time at all, Luisa was able to put in her notice and focus her time and energy on being an entrepreneur. Luisa is also a launch queen, her latest being valued at $800,000. Join me as Luisa unpacks her launch strategy, shares her mindset, and provides insight into the secret weapons that have gotten her to where she is today.

Here’s what you’ll get out of this:

  • The power of digital advertising
  • How Luisa keeps it simple
  • Tips from Luisa on how to start your business
  • Why having the right mindset is vital
  • The importance of listening to customers
  • The value of market research
  • How to set goals according to your entrepreneurial strategy
  • The importance of taking action in order to make your dreams a reality
  • Why Luisa invested in coaching right from the start

For full shownotes: https://helloseven.co/7

Dec 31, 2018
006 How to Overjoy with Jadah Sellner
01:01:13

Published author, international keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and poet. Is there anything Jadah can’t do? Find out in this latest episode where Rachel interviews someone who truly embodies the promotion of women in business. From $42,000 in debt to three successful businesses, Jadah is a badass in her own right.

In this episode, I’m interviewing Jadah Sellner, the woman behind the Love Over Metrics Incubator. At its core, the Love Over Metrics movement helps visionary women entrepreneurs expand and grow their businesses while serving the community in a meaningful and authentic way. Jadah recounts her entrepreneurial journey from Simple Green Smoothies, a company she co-founded, to her career as an author and international keynote speaker.

Here’s what you’ll get out of this:

  • The power of intentional trade-offs
  • How Jadah grew a massive social media following in just six months
  • How women can use love as fuel to make more money
  • The moment Jadah realized the value of tying your personal goals, dreams, and ambitions to the betterment and good of the community
  • Why holding a space for a greater vision within yourself is vital
  • The importance of fostering trust, surrendering, and having patience
  • The value of getting your daily dose of Vitamin V—Self-Validation!
  • Celebrating yourself in all forms
  • How setting tiny goals can lead to great accomplishments
  • Why it wasn’t always smooth sailings for Jadah in her entrepreneurial journey
  • How affirmation and gratitude are key components in Jadah’s daily routine

For full shownotes: https://helloseven.co/6

Dec 12, 2018
005 Your Differences Are Your Magic with Danielle Leslie
58:58

Two million in two years. Is that even possible? Yes it is friend. My guest today turned her rock bottom moment living with her parents and struggling to make money (she had to scrounge to put together $67 to buy a program that she hoped would help her figure out her next steps) into a two million dollar Glow Up.

This week I’m interviewing Danielle Leslie, CEO of Culture Add Labs, an organization that provides individuals with the tools they need to launch profitable products online. Danielle’s commitment to diversity and passion for helping others achieve their goals has created a brand that is influencing and disrupting the marketplace. Danielle has grown her business to $2m in just 2 short years and she shares how she did it in this episode.

Dec 05, 2018
004 Started From the Bottom Now We Here with Sylvie McCracken
59:44

In this episode of the Million Dollar Badass Podcast, Rachel welcomes seven-figure business owner, author and entrepreneur, Sylvie McCracken. Today’s episode is all about resilience and bouncing back from failure in order to make it happen in business and in life. Sylvie is no stranger to adversity or resilience, having gone from single teenage mother living on the streets of Buenos Aires to top earner making over seven figures annually. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Sylvie discusses her personal journey to success. She credits her trial and error approach and not being afraid to fail as two of her key success factors. Sylvie and Rachel discuss the arduous nature of entrepreneurship and their shared distaste for excuses. Finally, Sylvie discusses her latest projects, including a yearlong initiative aimed at helping doctors gain more flexibility in order to help more people.

Nov 28, 2018
003 The Baddest Mama Jama
42:02

In this episode of the Million Dollar Baddass Podcast, Rachel Rodgers hosts her very first solo episode. Rachel takes this opportunity to introduce herself to the audience in order to share the details of her life as a lawyer, business coach and entrepreneur. Rachel reveals seven things about herself that she wants the audience to know. These range from her childhood, upbringing and how she thinks about money, to her first business venture and current goals. Rachel speaks to her passion for helping women entrepreneurs, especially women of color, as Rachel herself comes from a diverse background. She shares her experience growing up as a bi-racial child in a loving home that sometimes struggled with financially security. However, much like her parents, Rachel is a hustler. She knew that in order to achieve financial freedom, and even generational wealth, she would have to work harder, faster and more efficiently than ever before. Finally, Rachel discusses her role as a business coach and how the Million Dollar Badass Podcast has become her passion project to help women everywhere scale their business in order to become millionaires.

Nov 21, 2018
002 The Importance of Financial Independence - Launch Party Panel
44:55

In this episode of the Million Dollar Badass Podcast, host Rachel Rodgers welcomes a panel of guests to discuss the importance of financial independence among women. Liz Dennery Sanders, Sylvie McCracken, Shanee Howard and Emma Pattee round out this panel of stellar guests as they bring a wide array of experience between the four of them. Ranging from entrepreneurs and authors to brand developers and screenwriters, these women all have one thing in common; they know how to get stuff done.

The panel discusses the societal stigma of financial success and why money has become such a taboo topic. They each touch on how they view money and what value they place on their money as it relates to time. Rachel proposes her theory centered on money and feminism and prompts the panel to divulge mindset changes they have undergone in order to achieve success. Rachel’s father once told her, “Don’t ever depend on no man,” and these women surely embody that sentiment.

Nov 14, 2018
001 The Original Million Dollar Badass with A’Lelia Bundles
47:05

In this inaugural episode of the podcast, host Rachel Rodgers takes us way back and focuses on the life and times of America's first female millionaire, Madame C.J. Walker. This is a story filled with beautiful black history, and great business advice. Which is incredible when you realized that it was a time when slavery had just been eradicated.

The story is told by none other than the great-great-grand daughter of Madame C.J. Walker herself, notable NY Times author and journalist, A'Lelia Bundles. With 30 years experience in the television industry, A'Lelia has seen and done it all. She is currently working on an 8-part Netflix series starring Octavia Spencer, produced by Lebron James. This is fantastic story told by an equally inspiring woman, enjoy!

Nov 07, 2018
000 Welcome to Million Dollar Badass
03:29

Hi, I’m Rachel Rodgers: wife, mama, and CEO of a 7-figure business. I’m on a mission to help every woman I meet become a millionaire. I decided to start the Million Dollar Badass Podcast to address one simple question: how can women make more money? On this show I’ll be talking to fellow Million Dollar Badasses, women just like you who decided they wanted to become millionaires and actually did it. My guests and I will share our stories of how we did it, mistakes we made and the pivotal moment that changed everything. We’ll also be answering your questions, coaching you and giving you a super-sized helping of inspiration to earn a whole lot more. Get ready to make some money, honey! If you enjoy GirlBoss Radio, Rise with Rachel Hollis or Farnoosh Torabi’s So Money podcast, then you’ll love this show.

Nov 04, 2018