Squad Life: Trailer

Crystal Blin

Entrepreneur and social selling leader, Crystal Blin shares the stories of how small town girls like herself are fearlessly going after their dreams. Each episode Crystal and her squad will give you insight on how to pursue your big idea, live a life of joy and step outside of your comfort zone. Find Crystal on Instagram @crystalcattle or email squadlifepodcast@gmail.com.

Squad Life: The Trailer
Trailer 3 min 31 sec

All Episodes

As soon as I saw Khloe's purple donuts I knew I had to had here on the podcast. What was not evident from her gorgeous Instagram pictures was the hurdles that Khloe had to push through in order to open the Hungry Bunny Virtual Donut Shop. From a life changing attack at a D.C. bus stop to writing her mantras over and over and over again on her 15 minute call center breaks, it was each of these obstacles that prepared Khloe to finally chase her dreams.  IG @crystalcattle www.crystalblin.com

Jun 2020

34 min 42 sec

Recently, there have been a lot of people lose prestige, clout or fame. They have fallen from grace. Jenna Kutcher and Rachel Hollis are two very influential women in my life that have pulled back the curtain on circumstances that change many people's perception of them. I dive into this, and then ask are we giving these women and others grace.  IG @crystalcattle www.crystalblin.com 

Jun 2020

13 min 16 sec

Social media numbers, influencer fame, open doors is something that we can quickly get caught up in. My guest Lindsey Davidson @ll_davidson and I discuss how we have used our influence while still staying authentic to our true selves.  IG @crystalcattle Show Notes: www.crystalblin.com

Jun 2020

36 min 42 sec

Beth Spangler makes the most amazing cookies. You won't find her on social media, she doesn't ship her cookies and her store front is in a town of 900 people yet business is thriving. Beth and I talk about self confidence, what it really means to be a leader and her take on social media.  IG @crystalcattle Show Notes: www.crystalblin.com

Jun 2020

37 min 57 sec

This week I have a very special guest, my husband Jon Blin. He is a my partner in life and business and we have a lot of fun together. We talk about how we have overcome hurdles in our relationship, the status of us becoming partners and more. www.crystalblin.com IG: @crystalcattle

May 2020

46 min 53 sec

Change or move on. Short and to the point, but it is quite simply what needs to happen for you to find contentment or joy in a situation. In this season we are all facing a LOT of change. In this episode I breakdown change into three stages: letting it go, embrace the state of limbo and focusing on the beginning.  www.crystalblin.com  IG: @crystalcattle 

May 2020

10 min 25 sec

Danielle Bennett has paved her way in the world of barbecue. Bold lipstick, bold flavors and a bold attitude I think is the perfect way to describe her. You'll love the lesson about life and cooking that she shares.  IG @crystalcattle Show Notes: www.crystalblin.com

May 2020

37 min 32 sec

Ashley Alderson of the Boutique Hub has cultivated an incredible community that appreciates fashion, boutiques and small businesses. She is a big proponent of showing up as your true self even if that means you look different from the people around you. She has also learned the valuable lesson of what it is like to almost lose your business when you put too much faith into someone else and don't listen to your gut.  IG: @crystalcattle www.crystalblin.com 

Apr 2020

34 min 55 sec

Do you feel like your days aren't has productive as you need them to be? Wondering if hiring help is key? Or maybe you have it all under control and you think you could help others. Virtual Assistant Tara Titsworth has a ton of resources and information to share.  IG: @crystalcattle www.crystalblin.com 

Apr 2020

35 min 44 sec

This week you get all me. This past weekend I celebrated my 35th birthday. As I reflect back on what I have learned over the past 10 years there were some big lessons. I won't say regrets because the path I took got me to where I am now but now with a toolkit full of experiences I am ready for the next 10 years.  IG: @crystalcattle www.crystalblin.com 

Mar 2020

17 min 26 sec

Living in a small town can be awesome, but it can also be hard to find your place. Molly not only is a small town girl but she is committed to making her town of Cascade, Iowa an amazing place to live and grow a business.  Instagram @crystalcattle www.crystalblin.com 

Mar 2020

35 min 44 sec

What happens when you lose the only way of living your family has known for three generations? What happens when Chip Gaines hears your story and wants to help? Carilynn Coombs of Jerico Farmhouse shares the full story this week.  IG: @crystalcattle www.crystalblin.com

Mar 2020

42 min 28 sec

How do you handle a compliment? Do you give them freely? Do you pass them on. Today I am sharing three tips on how you can spread joy and happiness with compliments.  IG: @crystalcattle www.crystalblin.com

Feb 2020

7 min 51 sec

Grace has seen the ups and down of the corporate world as she worked on political campaigns across the country. Another big change and she decided it was time to leave the corporate world to purse a business as a Stylist with Stella and Dot. She has watched how woman can quickly become the masters of negative self talk and why we must put a stop to it.  IG @crystalcattle  Show notes and link to Grace's Rent the Runway code at www.crystalblin.com  If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Feb 2020

35 min 42 sec

Have you heard the phrase horseshoes of friends > circles of friends. Well it is pretty true. Today I take a dive into why both deep friends and weak tie friendships matter.  IG @crystalcattle  Show notes and discount code at www.crystalblin.com  If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Feb 2020

10 min 13 sec

Lindsy needs something for herself. After leaving her teaching career to stay at home with her daughter Lindsy found herself in her kitchen making meals for her family and friends. Lindsy business has hit many mile markers over the past few years that have taught her how to shift and grow.  IG @chilledfreezermeals and @crystalcattle  Show notes and discount code at www.crystalcattle.com  If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Jan 2020

33 min 35 sec

How you speak to yourself matters. Entrepreneur at heart, Jen Hatzung isn't afraid of failure. After not finding success in several other business endeavors a coaching program led her to create Abundant Affirmations. Ironically it was Jen that needed those affirmations the most.  IG: @abundantaffirmations and @crystalcattle Show notes: www.crystalblin.com  If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Jan 2020

42 min 43 sec

We are told to hustle, hustle but sometimes rest is the best thing for our business. Maria Schopmeyer share how she has scaled her sign business and added on additional stream of revenue. We discuss what it is like working along side your husband. Plus, she is a woman of deep faith and that has greatly shaped her business.  IG: @thefarm_co and @crystalcattle Show notes: www.crystalblin.com  If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Jan 2020

30 min 7 sec

It is a new year. That means new goals, new books to read and choosing a new word. Certified Life Coach Addie Yoder of Growth and Grace walks us through how to make the most of our year.  IG: @Addie.Yoder Show Notes: www.crystalblin.com If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Jan 2020

34 min 55 sec

Have you ever thought about the vision for your life. What about taking that vision and put it down on paper. Today I walk through why vision board will move you closer to your goals and how to create one.  IG: @crystalcattle www.crystalblin.com

Dec 2019

12 min 2 sec

My friend and business partner Sharlene Garcia discuss our ah ha moments and biggest takeaways from Rachel Hollis's Business Conference. This was my second time being to a Hollis conference, but one of my favorite parts about this one was all the speakers that Rachel and her team brought together. We are talking Brendon Burchard, Marie Forleo and Chris Hogan to name a few.  IG: @shinybitsofhappiness Show Notes: www.crystalblin.com  If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send me a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag me @crystalcattle.

Dec 2019

36 min 12 sec

The new year is almost here and that means cracking open a new planner. Kayla Ross is the driving force between two highly successful YouTube channels and the online store and community Industrial Traditions. We discuss our favorite planners and tips for staying on track.  IG: @thekaylaross Show Notes: www.crystalblin.com  If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send me a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag me @crystalcattle.

Dec 2019

36 min 8 sec

From the outside many could assume that Ruzal Haze has been an overnight success. However, behind every success story there are a lot of pivots. Founder and owner Jane Kasper started her Empire sewing bandana for college friends then pivoted to lace cuff boots before shifting into clothing and opening her online business and store front. Today Rural Haze is one of the leading boot boutiques. However, this summer Jane almost lost her business. You aren't going to want to miss this story of entrepreneurship.  Use code SQUADLIFE10 for 10% off at www.ruralhaze.com.  IG @ruralhaze  Show Notes: www.crystal-cattle.com If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Dec 2019

50 min 36 sec

I am a self proclaimed make up junkie. I knew for this episode that I wanted to call on my friend and make up artist Melissa Chesnut. Four years ago Melissa transitioned into launching her own business, Naturally You Make Up Artistry, which specializes in bridal make up. Listen in to here our favorite beauty products and tools.  Show Notes: www.crystalblin.com If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Nov 2019

35 min 37 sec

Ever heard of a vibe check? I like to think of it as a simple way to taking a moment to evaluate how social media, individuals and yourself are affecting your vibe. IG: @crystalcattle Shop: https://www.keepcollective.com/with/crystalblin Show Notes: www.crystal-cattle.com  

Nov 2019

9 min 29 sec

Leah Beyer is a trailblazer. From the being elected the first female president of her FFA chapter to working her way up the corporate ranks Leah is one that has commanded respect. However, that doesn't mean she doesn't like to have fun.  Through a series of twists and turns Leah started the Farm Wife Drinks blog. This conversation has some serious mic drop moments.  IG @farmwifedrinks www.crystal-cattle.com

Nov 2019

33 min 54 sec

Conflict... isn't the worst? It can be so uncomfortable, and it is found in every part of our lives. Jen Whitmer a personal development coach and jack of all trades, and I met this spring. After following her Instagram account I knew that she was the gal that could help navigate those difficult conversations. Jenn also have a special offer for Squad Life listeners.  IG: @jenn_whitmer Show Notes: www.crystal-cattle.com  

Nov 2019

39 min 6 sec

Have you said told yourself "that is too hard" or "I could never do that". Why is it so easy to doubt ourselves? This week I'll share how can we move past this negative self talk, and the steps we need to take to create a plan.  IG @crystalcattle www.crystal-cattle.com

Oct 2019

10 min 33 sec

Author and champion of women, Maxie McCoy is a firm believe that when we are feeling lost the best thing we can do is begin. In today's interview she shares all kind of wisdom from her book You're Not Lost. Whether it is figuring out who should be in your "girl gang", learning how to ritualize your success or how to reflect on your year to set yourself up for an amazing 2020 we cover it.  IG: @maxiemccoy  Maxie's recommendations and show notes:  www.crystal-cattle.com  If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

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Oct 2019

36 min 52 sec

Ever stood in front of your closet and thought I have nothing to wear. Not sure how you can confidently pull of a trend that you are loving. Erin Stoll is a midwest fashion addict and owner of Style Thief Fashion, a personal wardrobe styling company. She give practical fashion tips and advice on how to be kinder to ourselves.  IG: @stylethieffasion Erin's recommendations and show notes:  www.crystal-cattle.com  If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.  

Oct 2019

38 min 2 sec

What happens when the day you deliver your first child you also learn you have breast cancer? Well you first ask everyone to let you be a mom first, and a cancer patient second. Then you figure out how you can conquer cancer. Brooke Clay of Rural Gone Urban is living this story currently. Brooke's story will hopefully motivate you to take control of you own health so that this story isn't one that is repeated.  IG: @ruralgoneurbab or #kbyecancer Learn how to support Brooke and take the Bright Pink assessment quiz at www.crystal-cattle.com 

Oct 2019

34 min 58 sec

Have you ever wonder what a life or business coach could do for you? I mean with the amount of self help books and podcasts out there couldn't you figure out that stuff on your own? Marlene Eick, podcast host of Live Your Story and business coach, helps put into perspective why you might need a coach to take things to the next level. We also discuss forming adult relationships and why you want to surround yourself with women that will pull you up.  IG: @marleneeick Support Brooke Taylor's Breast Cancer Fight: https://crystalcattle.blogspot.com/p/think-bright.html Show Notes: www.crystal-cattle.com If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Oct 2019

37 min 58 sec

Regan Doely is the brains behind Doe a Deer Design a graphic design company with a line of homeware goodies. Regan has always been a creative but as she decided to jump into business there were things to figure out like did she need a coach, how to stay motivated, what should she pay herself.  IG: @doeadeerdesign Promo Code: Receive 10% off at www.doeadeerdesign.com with code SQUAD10 Show Notes: www.crystal-cattle.com If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Sep 2019

27 min 35 sec

In 2008 I was a recent college grad and hit the ground running work in corporate marketing for the next 10 years. I worked my way up the ladder, and was respected in my field. Young people would come up to me and express how much they wanted my job when they grew up. And then I left it all... for something so much bigger. Something that gave me more joy than I ever thought was possible. Today for the first time ever I share the full story.  If you like today's episode don't forget to share it on social with the hashtag #thesquadlife or tag me @crystalcattle in your post.  Mentioned in this episode: Keep Collective Crystal's Squad Insiders @daniellejredner If you have questions or ideas for future episodes email squadlifepodcast@gmail.com

Sep 2019

13 min 7 sec

Sheridan is a small town Kansas girl that is living life the exact opposite of small. She juggles a corporate career, trips to Spice girl concerts, the remodeling of her van and has a really awesome dog. We talk loss of a parent, comparison and what true friendship looks like.  IG: @sheridan_w or @havanathevan Show Notes: www.crystal-cattle.com If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Sep 2019

30 min 54 sec

Why is it so hard to be bold and brave sharing that you have a work from home gig? Ally Bilhorn, Sweet and Savory Eats food blogger and entrepreneur and I discuss the perceptions that others have and how we have to be brave to stay our own course.  IG: @sweetsavoryeats Show Notes: www.crystal-cattle.com If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Sep 2019

29 min 44 sec

Ever feel like you are running in a million directions or maybe you don't have any direction at all? In this episode, I walk you through the 100 Goal exercise to help you identify what is important in your life.  If you like today's episode don't forget to share it on social with the hashtag #thesquadlife or tag me @crystalcattle in your post.  Mentioned in this episode: @campclimb @emmahicks @beingbossclub If you have questions or ideas for future episodes email squadlifepodcast@gmail.com

Aug 2019

9 min 58 sec

From the age of seven, Nikki Hynek of Dollup Beauty, knew that she would have a product based business. Over the past 30 years, Nikki has road the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur. If you need to figure out how to move past the failures, a reminder about why fortune is in the follow up and inspiration on going after your own dreams this is the episode for you.    IG: dollupbeautyco or dollupdarling Show Notes: www.crystal-cattle.com If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Aug 2019

35 min 44 sec

When your business philosophy is that no matter if you are Molly Sims, Kendra Scott or a women that has just started her own business everyone gets treated the same it will set you on a path to success. Becki Smith of Smith House Photo entered the photography world with a shot of tequila and is now one of the most sought after business photographers. In this episode you'll learn how you can apply her approach to learning and business to any niche or industry.  IG: smithhousephoto or becki___smithhousephoto Show Notes: www.crystal-cattle.com If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Aug 2019

34 min 53 sec

How does one go from dream corporate career, to side gig to owning your own business? Nichole Rohrich, boy mom of soon to be FOUR figured it all out and even was able to get Rachel Hollis to wear one of her Minted Olive shirts. IG: @the.minted.olive Minted Olive Discount Code: https://bit.ly/2YI53Yo If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Aug 2019

33 min 14 sec

Raquel Lynn founder of the Horses and Heels blog and empire (seriously she is everywhere) shares tangible tips on how to start and stay consistent with a blog. She also gives some dynamite advice about why a email list is so important.  Instagram: @horsesandheels_ Beauty Product: Kiehl's Face Oil and High Meadow Skin Cream

Jul 2019

25 min 53 sec

Woman are notorious for putting ourselves second. This week we discuss how seeking out other women and showing up to that conference will fill your cup and in return help you pour into others. Other women you should be checking out: Jessica Herrin, Sallie Krawchek and Maxie McCoy If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Jul 2019

14 min 8 sec

Ever been passionate about more than one thing? Hannah Miller is and that's ok. As Executive Director of the Rockport Cultural Arts District she shares how she navigates small town living while balancing a career and multiple side hustles.  Instagram: @hannahmomiller Beauty Product: It Cosmetics Foundation If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle.

Jul 2019

34 min 43 sec

Chickens, leaving corporate America to launch a business, and how to make personality tests actually work for you are just a few of the things Danielle Hayden owner of Two Arrows Photography discusses with me this week. She is brave, driven and will have you laughing. Instagram: @haydanib Website: https://twoarrowsphoto.com/ Beauty Product: Beauty Counter  -- If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle. Crystal's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystalcattle Email: squadlifepodcast@gmail.com

Jul 2019

36 min 35 sec

Lisa Sarmento, Tiramisu Paperie isn't afraid to dream big. She turned her pop up paper goods shop into a major business that will give her son, who is on the spectrum, job security and purpose. We talk vision boards, how to keep the balls in the air and the importance of a strong why. Instagram: @tiramisupaperie Beauty Product: Benefit Bo-ing Concealer -- If you loved this episode subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle. Crystal's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystalcattle Email: squadlifepodcast@gmail.com

Jul 2019

31 min 37 sec

Are you a goal getter? Ever start working towards a goal and then face a setback? What happens when you don't reach your goal prior to the timeline you set? When I have a task in front of me I use these three simple steps to get me closer.  If you like today's episode don't forget to share it on social with the hashtag #thesquadlife or tag me @crystalcattle in your post.  If you have a question or show idea email me at squadlifepodcast@gmail.com.

Jun 2019

14 min 5 sec

Author, Breast Cancer survivor, flower girl in her mother's prison chapel wedding and former beauty queen, Nicole J. Phillips used kindness to change her perspective and life. Nicole shares how even though she had everything she wanted she was depressed, on the edge of being an alcoholic, unhealthy and felt like life was mundane. It was a single encounter that flipped her life around and set her on the path of spreading kindness and teaching others how to find more joy in their everyday lives.  Nicole's Book: Kindness is Courageous https://nicolejphillips.com/speaking/book/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/nicolejphillips Favorite Beauty Product: Buxom Lip Gloss -- If you loved this episode, don't forget to subscribe, share a screenshot on social or send Crystal a message. Join our community on Instagram by using the hashtag #thesquadlife and tag @crystalcattle. Crystal's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystalcattle Email: squadlifepodcast@gmail.com 

Jun 2019

31 min 36 sec

Welcome to the launch of Squad Life. Crystal Blin, entrepreneur and social selling leader, shares how small town girls like her are fearlessly going after their dreams. Each week, Crystal and her squad will give you insight on how to pursue your big idea, live a life of joy and step outside of your comfort zone.  Want to follow along? Visit www.instagram.com/crystalcattle or use the hashtag #thesquadlife. Have a question or topic for the show? Email Crystal at squadlifepodcast@gmail.com. 

Jun 2019

3 min 31 sec