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Power Purls Podcast - Empower your creativity from the inside out

EMPOWER your creative life in this bi-weekly podcast with editor, designer and business coach Kara Gott Warner. Get the tools and advice to finally start and ROCK your fiber-loving crafty-preneur lifestyle!
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Oct 24, 2018

How you celebrate this little powerful piece of knitted fabric -- the knitted swatch? We use it in so many ways: as a blueprint to create a new design, bring together community, learn new stitches, and lovingly donate them. In this episode, I share ways to empower yourself and others through the 6 x 6 stitch block and how you can create your own swatch celebration movement in your shop, online, or in your local community. Let's KNIT TOGETHER!

 

Join the fun on Facebook Live Wednesdays! This week ... - Learn how to get arty with your swatches! - Resources for donating your stitch blocks - Tips for starting your own swatch celebration in your local area or online - Get people clicking those needles. Create a community - KNIT TOGETHER -Meet my son London for yarn crafting for kids on fall break! (He will make you laugh!)

 

Can't make it live? Check out the video archives here: http://www.PowerPurlsPodcast.com/VideoArchives Get my FREE 5-step recipe to tap into your skills and talents to finally start a purpose-driven creative business! Download the audio training now: http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/SecretSauce

Oct 17, 2018

Listener Stephanie Karpe asks: How do I approach people with ideas at trade shows? What's OK to ask and what's going too far? I would love to learn how to network, but I am the quintessential introvert and while I would LOVE to surround myself with other fiber lovers, I am so nervous!

 

In this episode, I answer Stephanie's question with tips for how to network online and the value of going to trade events and meeting others face-to-face. Get my FREE 5-step recipe to tap into your skills and talents to finally start a purpose-driven creative business!

 

Download the audio training now: http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/SecretSauce

Oct 10, 2018

If you've ever found yourself thinking "oh, I hate Mondays," then this episode will perk up your perspective! Practicing soulful self-care can provide expansion and the creative white space we need each day. Holding this space for yourself is expanding -- to savor those sweet tiny moments. We have the power to create a positive or negative world each and every day. So what you create is up to YOU. We can't control our external circumstances, but we can control how we view them.

Get my FREE 5-step recipe to tap into your skills and talents to finally start a purpose-driven creative business! Download the audio training now: http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/SecretSauce

Sep 29, 2018

Amy Palmer and Alison Green from the Berroco Yarn Design Team show you how to empower your cable knitting and get started with a "Choose Your Own Adventure Knitalong." They share details about this special event, along with tips to make the most out of the experience so you can empower your cable knitting know-how!

Get my FREE 5-step recipe to tap into your skills and talents to finally start a purpose-driven creative business! Download the audio training now: http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/SecretSauce

Sep 26, 2018

This episode was inspired by a random conversation with a fellow knitter which turned into a comparison of the uncanny similarities between circular knitting and prayer beads. This chat also sparked the inspiration behind this episode, and 4 feel-good ways to increase your peace and create your own mantra of making!   

As makers, we know there's a special connection between our passion for craft and the divine, but what if we were to dig deeper below the surface to uncover profound benefits?  

It's a no-brainer that yarn crafting with hooks and needles makes us feel calmer and more able to handle what life throws at us, and now there's actually scientific proof to back this up. Yes, you can stitch away stress!

Get my FREE 5-step recipe to tap into your skills and talents to finally start a purpose-driven creative business! Download the audio training now: http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/SecretSauce  

Sep 19, 2018

Learn my 5-step recipe to cook your secret sauce! It's easier than you think, and right under your nose! In this episode I share details about my valuable free guide, plus a bonus 6th step, where I go woo woo and talk all things self-care, how to create your own "making mantras" and affirmations to craft the blueprint for a purposeful, holistic (whole person, whole life process) to infuse your business with soulful spirit from the inside out.

Get my FREE 5-step recipe to tap into your skills and talents to finally start a purpose-driven creative business! Download the audio training now: http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/SecretSauce

Sep 14, 2018

In this quirky post-workout episode, I share insights about why staying true to ourselves even if it feels uncomfortable is so necessary if we wish to turn our yarn crafting passion into a way to make a living. You'll discover why it's about cultivating relationships, not dollars, and playing the long game. I also share a story about an unexpected relationship that flowered when I least expected it because I put my heart in charge. If you lead with WHY no matter what, it will ALWAYS be a lamp to guide your way.

Get my FREE 5-step recipe to tap into your skills and talents to finally start a purpose-driven creative business! Download the audio training now: www.KaraGottWarner.com/SecretSauce

Aug 29, 2018

In this episode, discover what it takes to land yourself a spot as a guest on a podcast. Kara shares a step-by-step system to pitch yourself, how to communicate with a podcast host, and how to build authentic relationships that go beyond the mic to help promote your yarn shop and online creative business. You'll learn how to identify podcasts that align with your brand, and the basic framework to launch a podcast tour, and how to ask your network of friends, family, email subscribers to be on your "Tour Team" to help get the word out.

Want to get a free mini business coaching session with Kara? Sign up at http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/StrategySession

You can support Power Purls Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at http://www.Patreon.com/KaraGottWarner 

 

Aug 16, 2018

This episode answers a question posed by listener Cynthia who asks:

How can I learn more about those who use yarn crafts beyond selling patterns-- the networking, other income streams, teaching, etc.

Kara answers with 10 ways to blend your skills and passion to start a business to serve those in the yarn crafting space.

You can support Power Purls Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at http://www.Patreon.com/KaraGottWarner 

Aug 1, 2018

Copy scares people! You might fear that what you write will come off as too pressure-y or sales-y. Both of which are mindsets you have to let go of to discover online marketing success. You are providing a solution for someone -- it’s your responsibility to write copy that will excite your peeps to take action! Make it personal, creative, and authentic just like you!

You can support Power Purls Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at http://www.Patreon.com/KaraGottWarner

 

Jul 18, 2018

Learn why it could be a mistake to do all of your own sample making and why hiring the right team of test knitters and crocheters, sample makers and tech editors will help you keep the passion in your knitting and crochet so you can knit and Netflix after you start a creative business!

 

You can support Power Purls Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at http://www.Patreon.com/KaraGottWarner 

 

Want to make knitted shawls YOUR way? Want to become a more intuitive knitter? There's a course for that! 

In 5 video lessons we start with the basics, and walk through the steps to customize your own shawl, through a series of video instruction, templates, charts and stitch patterns to enhance your shawl-making know-how!

In just 5 lessons, this course will teach you how to become a more intuitive shawl-maker and trust what's on your knitting needles to you walk away with the confidence that YOU CAN customize and create shawls your way! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2uy5Ezx 

 

 

 

 

Jul 6, 2018

Learn 5 amazing ninja tips to eliminate the "fly by the seat of your pants" approach to creating last-minute content for your creative business. Check out this must-listen-to episode if you struggle with staying consistent.

Want to get a free mini business coaching session with Kara? Sign up at http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/StrategySession

You can support Power Purls Podcast and receive subscriber-only content at http://www.Patreon.com/KaraGottWarner  

Jun 29, 2018

If you're stuck in a creative rut, it could be that you're trying to do too many things. In this episode, Kara and Tabetha discuss the value of starting with just one offering and how to take that idea, get ninja and spin it in multiple ways to get in the habit of repurposing your content. This not only saves you time producing new material, it also helps you discover the best ways to present your work.

Hey yarn shop owners! Are you struggling with getting peeps in your shop, and you'd like to learn digital marketing strategies to help move the needle on your business? Get a free mini coaching session with Kara! Sign up here: http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/StrategySession

Support the show: http://www.Patreon.com/KaraGottWarner

Jun 22, 2018

How do you know if your idea is viable? If you have an existing yarn crafting business, own a yarn shop, or you're a budding designer, this is a must-listen-to episode! If you struggle with confidence in an idea, and you're not sure if anyone will want your stuff, this episode explores 6 tips to gain confidence, and why being a perfectionist is really fear in disguise!

Want to get a free on-air mini coaching session with Kara? Send an email to: coachme@karagottwarner.com explaining why you would be a good candidate for a chance to get coached on an episode of Power Purls Podcast!

Click HERE to become a patron of Power Purls Podcast and let's keep this wonderful garden growing!

Jun 14, 2018

Learn ways to use your car like a mobile university and maximize your time to make it more productive by listening to educational podcasts and audio books, and even take it a step further to verbally record a business plan wearing your headset! If you want to use your time wisely, you can treat your car like a learning machine!

Want to get a free on-air mini coaching session with Kara? Send an email to: coachme@karagottwarner.com explaining why you would be a good candidate for a chance to get coached on an episode of Power Purls Podcast!

Click HERE to become a patron of Power Purls Podcast and let's keep this wonderful garden growing!

Jun 8, 2018

In this fiber-loving biz maker series, Kara and Tabetha talk about digital and paper planning systems, and how they use them as powerful tools to run their successful creative businesses. Listen to learn how to get a free copy of Tabetha's "ideal day" cheat sheet!

 

Jun 1, 2018

Kara and Tabetha show you how to get ninja and create content for your fiber biz all at once to put time back on your side, making you more productive and confident!

Hey Fiber-Loving Biz Makers! If you're not afraid of making money, working hard, and have the drive to succeed, then I invite you to sign up now for a free 15-minute business coaching discovery session to see if working together is a good fit. Visit karakgottwarner.com/workwithkara to learn more!

 

Help keep the Power Purls garden growing and become a patron today: www.Patreon.com/KaraGottWarner

May 19, 2018

I answer the BURNING QUESTION I get asked all the time: Is my creative business idea viable? I'll also explain how to create a content calendar like a BOSS and why this is your SECRET WEAPON for success in a fiber-loving business!

Watch Power Purls UNPLUGGED video live each week! Sign up to get notified: www.PowerPurlsPodcast.com/LiveVideo

Want to keep the Power Purls garden growing? Support the show! www.Patreon.com/KaraGottWarner

May 18, 2018

In this on-air coaching session, Kara helps Cynthia Younger, who is at the beginning of her creative business journey, to tackle some of the current struggles she's facing as she builds her service-based business helping women practice self-care through knitting and crochet.

If you're ready to take your fiber love to the next level and create a holistically-balanced life and business that converges creativity and you're not afraid of making money, working hard, and have the drive to succeed, then sign up for a free 15-minute business coaching discovery session. Visit: www.KaraGottWarner.com/StrategySession 

Help keep the Power Purls garden growing and become a patron today: www.Patreon.com/KaraGottWarner

May 12, 2018

Listen to Power Purls Podcast UNPLUGGED Define and Refine Your Purpose- Driven Knitting Mission 🙌 + Vegan Yarn and top picks for earth-friendly 🌼summer knitting fun.

Watch the LIVE video edition of Power Purls Podcast every week! Sign up to get notified when Kara goes live: www.PowerPurlsPodcast.com/LiveVideo

Want to keep the Power Purls garden growing? Support the show at: www.Patreon.com/KaraGottWarner

May 11, 2018

Kara and Tabetha discuss the power of staying connected to our WHY when it comes to starting a creative project or side hustle, and how easy it is to lose our way. Learn why it's important to put your passion in the driver's seat and allow this to be the force behind your purpose-driven mission, which adds more power and meaning behind your ideas.  

Apr 27, 2018

Learn 7 inspiring ways to trust your intuition, gain confidence and unleash your inner knitting rebel! Kara shares how she got her knitting mojo in her early creative creative career, and she shows you how you can do the same!

Click HERE to read Kara's inspiring blog post about how she went from pounding the pavement in New York City's Garment Center to designer, Executive Editor of Creative Knitting Magazine and business coach working with fiber-loving creatives

Episode highlights: 

  • Kara's early creative journey from Garment Center to following the beat of her own creative drum.
  • When something feels scary, it means it's a signal you're on the right path. 
  • Why intuition is your secret weapon and creative compass.
  • 7 inspiring ways that you can use today to BOOST your knitting intuition!

 

Apr 20, 2018

Kara welcomes Tabetha Hedrick, Creative Director of SweetGeorgia Yarns as her new co-host of Power Purls Podcast. In this episode they dive into 8 strategies for setting the stage to master your mindset, and why it's crucial to surround yourself with uplifters and how to turn guilt into gratitude.

Apr 13, 2018

Welcome to a new era of Power Purls Podcast in 2018! Discover what's in store in this now weekly podcast and learn about topics to help you start and ROCK your fiber-loving crafty-preneur business, and life centered around developing creative confidence, intuition and wisdom through concious crafting!

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