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Hey! I'm JANELLE!

I'm an Artist, Educator, Multi-passionate Entrepreneur, and Founder of The Cake Mamas.

I TEACH SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS HOW TO CREATE  UNSTOPPABLE BRANDS AND INCREASE THEIR PROFITS!

Because let's face it... If you're not making money, your business doesn't make sense.

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Are We STILL Friends?

Aug 03, 2021

We made it friends! 

It’s officially episode #100 and what a journey it has been! 

Eddie and I are so happy to have reached this important milestone in our podcasting journey and can’t believe it’s finally here! 

We are so grateful for all the Pushers out there who tune in every week, we celebrate you and thank you for being part of this amazing journey.

We are always humbled when we meet people out there who tell us how much of an impact the PUSH Podcast has on their lives and we want each one of you to know we do this for you! 

Here’s a breakdown of what Eddie and I discussed… 

  • The journey to 100 episodes podcasting milestone  (01:15)
  • You survive more than you give yourself credit for (05:02)
  • A message that made Janelle cry (07:12)
  • The Guide to Thrive Journal (21:00)
  • What in the world (26:37)
  • You need friends that push to a higher level (36:20)
  • Why you need to join the pusher society (38:43)
  • Importance of personal...
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Insecurities & Identity Shifts with Anthony Trucks

Jul 27, 2021

We’re so excited to welcome back our special guest this week, ex NFL player, speaker, and now author, Anthony Trucks! 

If you’ve been listening to the podcast for awhile you may remember Anthony back when we had him on episode 30! Just as the pandemic was starting, we welcomed Anthony on the PUSH podcast to talk about making Shift Happen in our lives to achieve happiness, success, freedom, and fulfillment. Now that life is starting to shift to a sense of normalcy, we decided to bring Anthony back to discuss how he pivoted during the pandemic and what he learned about human identity; including his own.  

Here’s a breakdown of what Anthony, Eddie and I discussed…

  • What in the world - The interwebs of craziness (02:41)
  • Developing confidence through action (15:27)
  • Leveraging your network to launch something new (21:14)
  • How to navigate through discomfort to acquire a new identity (24:57)
  • Do the work in the dark, so that you can shine in the light...
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Stick to One Thing or Master Several?

Jul 22, 2021

Question: 

What level are you at in your business? What’s your goal when it comes to your business? And what’s going to result in the biggest return on your investment as far as time and money? 

These are all questions you should ask yourself BEFORE expanding what you offer in your business! 

If you’re working from home? 

Then you might want to limit your assortment. Why? For most home-bakers you’re likely still a one man/woman show, may be limited on space, and may not be fully committed to this new business! 

If you have a brick and mortar… 

Then you may want to consider having a menu with options to serve the needs of your community. 

Torn on which one suits you? Let’s talk Pro's & Con’s! 

Let me share my story just in case you're new here….

The Cake Mamas started off as a custom cake and cookie bakery. We wanted to focus specifically on the ART of decorating. We were inspired by The...

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Haters Gonna Hate with Ashley & Steven Evans

Jul 20, 2021

Haters are ALWAYS gonna hate… but you can’t let them convince you that your message isn’t one worth sharing. 

This week we’re so excited to welcome our new besties, Ashley and Steven Evans! Eddie came across the Evans on TikTok and once we heard their story we knew we just had to bring them on the podcast! 

Ashley and Steven have a community of 800K followers on TikTok where they share behind-the-scenes moments of their mixed-race family. Considering the racial climate right now in our world, we found their message and platform so inspiring and we hope you guys fall in love with them just like we have! 

Here’s a breakdown of what Eddie and I discussed with Ashley and Steven...

 

  • Meet Ashley and Steven Evans (05:00)
  • Struggling with infertility and deciding to go for adoption (07:53)
  • What in the world is wrong with people (13:45)
  • That baby ain’t yours (16:26)
  • How amazing having a multicultural and multiracial family is...
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How To Kill It At Events and Pop-Ups

Jul 14, 2021

Let’s talk about EVENTS!!!

Y’all wanna sign up for ALL KINDS of EVENTS! But listen up...not all events are worthy of your time! Let’s be real...MOST people want to participate in EVENTS & POP-UPS to simply make money. SHOW ME THE MONEY!!

I get it! BELIEVE me I do. BUT what some people don’t understand is EVENTS & POP-UPS are an opportunity to put YOUR BRAND’S best foot forward! I mean, when you realize that the point of participating in ANY event is the gain of FUTURE CLIENTS, not only will you put some thoughtfulness and energy into how you present your business and products, but MONEY (and customers) will FOLLOW TOO!

OK! So is your next pop-up or event worth it? Let’s figure this out together!

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF

Who’s attending? Are they my ideal client? What type of event is it (indoor, Farmers Market, Trade Show, Community Event, Industry Show, Concert? Location of event? Would my product be a good fit there? What...

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Creating An AWESOME LIFE with Saul Blinkoff

Jul 13, 2021

What if you woke up every day and just told yourself that, “Today is going to be an AWESOME DAY?” 

That’s what our guest this week, Saul Blinkoff does every day.  

Saul is a film director, animator, and voice actor who has spent the majority of his career working for Disney Animation; working on popular films such as Mulan, Tarzan, and Pocahontas; and is now working as the supervising producer on the DREAMWORKS hit show, Madagascar: A Little Wild 

Saul and I connected on the Clubhouse streets and after having conversations with him about mindset, growth, raising children, and podcasting; I knew we had to have him on. 

Here’s a breakdown of what Eddie and I discussed with Saul … 

 

  • What the heck is an awesome life? (03:36)
  • The secret to making relationships work (06:40)
  • The goal of life is to grow (12:32)
  • Choose your pain… (16:17)
  • Time never wasted (19:57)
  • How to live a life of meaning (24:20)
  • Why...
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You’re GONNA BE OKAY! With Kaylah Copeland

Jul 07, 2021

Have you ever wanted to take a leap of faith, make a big move or leave your career; but you let fear hold you back from making the decision?

At the end of our lives, you’re going to start to think about all the things we’ve done and the things we WISH we did. It’s those regrets that hang around like a dark cloud over us as we live out our lives. 

That’s why the lesson of pursuit despite the unknown and fear is something we all need to learn and take notes on. 

This week we’re welcoming our middle daughter, Kaylah, to share her decision to leave the United States and move to Scotland to pursue her dream of theater. 

Here’s a breakdown of what Eddie and I discussed… 

  • WHAT IN THE WORLD (6:36)
  • WHY Kaylah made the decision she did (19:28) 
  • Being messy is a characteristic of a successful person (27:32)
  • Why adults ask dumb questions (31:48)
  • Why FEAR shouldn’t impact your decision to do something new (35:55)
  • Living...
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Sorry... (I Ain't sorry!) - How To PROPERLY Apologize!

Jun 29, 2021

Have you ever just apologized to someone because you wanted to move on from an obstacle, issue, or problem that has been lingering over your relationship? 

If you said no, you’re probably lying cause I can guarantee everyone has done it at least once in their lifetime whether they realize it or not. 

It’s so easy for us to give half-ass apologies especially when we’re young because with friends you get into little disagreements here and there, you talk about it, and push it under the rug. 

Now that we’re entering into an age of cancel culture and it seems like every celebrity or person of influence is apologizing for something new everyday. It’s easy to see who’s being genuine and who’s just following a PR script. 

On the flip side, as we get older, and we experience new things, as we grow, actions that mirror actions of a teenager are no longer acceptable. 

For example, if you’ve listened to episode number...

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Questions, Christ, And A Quarter-Life Crisis - with Morgan Richard Olivier

Jun 22, 2021

As women, we often subject ourselves to comparison, self harassment, perfectionism, and when I see someone who’s WINNING at navigating those challenges I have to meet them

I connected with Morgan Richard Olivier a couple months ago and after conversing with her and sharing our views on comparison and female empowerment I just knew I had to bring her on as a guest of the PUSH Podcast. 

So this week, we’re welcoming Morgan and sharing our conversation on healing, self love, and what it means to be a woman empowered! 

Here’s a breakdown of what Morgan, Eddie, and myself discussed…

  • How to overcome self-harassment (11:11)
  • Breaking the cycle of anxiety and depression (15:47)
  • Finding healing in church (21:15)
  • Destination depression – Learn how to find fulfillment in the journey (24:13)
  • Rituals and habits for success (41:58)
  • Shed some skin- it’s okay to outgrow friends (43:54)
  • Nothing in life is wasted (47:29)
  • It’s never too late to...
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When Family And Friends Ruin Your LIFE!!!

Jun 15, 2021

We love them, we hate them sometimes; but we can’t live without them. This week we’re spilling the tea on our family because craziness went down this past week at a party and it taught us a very important lesson. 

Here’s a breakdown of what Eddie and I discussed… 

  • What in the world (05:05)
  • The 3 reasons why you potentially outgrow some friends (10:05)
  • Does your change of values make you incompatible with some people (19:47)
  • Why you have lost your former friends (23:50)
  • How to do a friend audit every six months (24:53)
  • Storytime (28:49)
  • Do you need new friends (38:02)
  • Are you holding on to a relationship that you shouldn't? (39:56)
  • Don’t invite the wrong people (41:29)

You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends. This week we're sharing WHY it’s okay to outgrow your friends and break up with them. 

This past weekend, Eddie, our daughter Jordan, and myself went to visit family and celebrate my little...

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