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Welcome to the Best Today Podcast where we believe that you are capable of being your best one today at a time and we want to show you how! The Best Today podcast is hosted by Shunta Grant, creator of the Best Today Guide and owner of the Best Today Brand where our mission is to equip women with resources to live lives of intention and vision. In a world and culture that makes busy-ness, comparison, and "doing it for the ‘gram" the norm, we exist to invite you into a different way of living, ...
 
These spirited conversations give us a peek behind the curtain and share what it really takes to earn an independent living doing something you love. Add one part grounding inspiration to one part tangible tactics and you've got this podcast: a unique way to catch insights that really work from successful female entrepreneurs. These real, honest stories will help you find the courage and clarity to go after what you love!
 
Get actionable strategies and killer marketing tips to grow your creative business inside The Strategy Hour podcast. Say goodbye to the “side-hustle” mindset and hello to getting paid (and paid well) to do what you love. Your hosts Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams from Think Creative Collective share all the ins and outs of their experience growing a successful 6-figure online business. You’ll hear from some pretty amazing entrepreneurs like David Siteman Garland of the Rise to the Top, ...
 
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Today on the show we welcome Shunta Gray, an incredible soul who helps women live lives with intention. Through her company, Best Today, Shunta equips women with resources to be both proactive and intentional with their time. Shunta begins with time because it is the container that holds our days in our lives. She also offers a Best Today Guide, wh…
 
As we enter into the second half of 2021, episode 16 of the Best Today podcast gives you three steps to check in with yourself on your journey of living with intention. These three steps can be done any time of the year so save this episode to re-visit periodically as you get clearer on who you and what you want! Listen to the episode and find all …
 
So, we just wrapped up the recording for our most popular webinar ever, Day Job to Dream Job. The discussion sparked some further conversations between us and some of our students about the whole ‘you can earn a full-time income without putting in full-time hours.’ We have the belief that you can do this from day one, and that it doesn't have to ju…
 
Today in episode 15 of the Best Today podcast I am sharing my quarterly kitchen sweep that helps to save me time and money in the kitchen! In just a few steps you can begin to lose the excess in your pantry, avoid that bag of spinach that goes into your fridge to die and so much more! Listen to the episode and find all links referenced in today's e…
 
Today on the podcast we have Melanie Fountain. She is a Pinterest coach and strategist. She started her business in January 2019 as a virtual assistant and quickly found a passion and talent in growing her clients’ businesses through Pinterest marketing. We are going to help you learn how to do that today! If you are creating content in any shape o…
 
If you have been listening to us for a minute, you will have heard us alluding to the fact that we are headed toward a growth phase of our business and our lives. All of the things! We were having a conversation the other day about why we are ready for this now versus when we weren't, what's different, and what we think we need to shift in order to…
 
Have you ever realized how many times in a given day or week you feel rushed, move quickly to get through something so that you can move on to the next thing or feel like you should hurry through what you're doing? It's likely more often than you think. Today in Episode 14 I am talking about rushing versus savoring and I'm giving you three action s…
 
Today on the show we are joined by the wonderful and inspiring Kathleen Cutler! Kathleen has worked behind the scenes on multiple million-dollar online stores with her main area of focus being jewelers. She has coached over a hundred different jewelers to help them achieve their business goals and get their products selling online, but Kathleen’s e…
 
Welcome to another Profit Report episode of the Strategy Hour Podcast! Today, we’re talking about April 2021, and, needless to say, some money got spent, some money got made. We didn’t launch anything new in April, so this report makes a direct correlation with the fact that we have tried to build a profitable and sustainable business that brings i…
 
Do you think of summer as a time to break free of routines or a time to allow them create space for more of what you love? In this episode I share summer time routine ideas (that can be applied even outside of summer) that can help to bring peace and play into your days! I would love to hear if you implement any of the routines that I suggest so le…
 
Today, on the podcast, we welcome Emily Walker. She helps brilliant entrepreneurs turn their big ideas into powerful and profitable courses so they can improve thousands of other people’s lives while building more spaciousness into their own. Having worked with a diverse range of clientele all over the globe, from groundbreaking courses and bestsel…
 
We run ads for everything under the sun, and we have for a long time. Something we did very early on was making a conscious decision to not look at the comments on ads because sometimes there are just troll-type comments, and we don’t need to leave our headspace there. Funnily enough, Abagail’s husband is our ad comment moderator, so it is very rar…
 
This week in episode 12 of the Best Today Podcast I am talking about the five biggest misconceptions/misperceptions about routine. If you're still on the fence about routine or want to learn more about how routine can work for you, this episode is for you! Listen to the episode and find all links referenced in today's episode at besttodayguide.com/…
 
Today on the show, we have Monica Schrock, who is cautiously optimistic and is an introverted copywriter who works as a marketing consultant. She has a mean coffee habit and a serious nerd streak. She revels at the intersection between intention and strategy, hoping to make the world a better place one word at a time. Monica has spent the last 14 y…
 
Today we are going to talk about doing #allthethings, or rather, not doing them. We know a lot of you have so many things on your plate and are really struggling with what to let go of. You are feeling married to every department that you are the head of, and not really seeing or understanding how you could give up any of those things. So with that…
 
Still trying to decide if routine is for you? In episode 11 of the Best Today podcast I am sharing three (of the many) benefits of implementing routine in your life! Listen to this short episode and let me know which of the three benefits is most appealing to you! Listen to the episode and find all links referenced in today's episode at besttodaygu…
 
Today on the show, we are excited to welcome Abbey Ashley, Founder of The Virtual Savvy. Abbey has helped aspiring virtual assistants launch and grow their own at-home businesses from scratch. She started her own virtual assistant business as a new mom and was able to double her salary from her full-time corporate job in just 30 days! She has since…
 
If you are in the small business space as a buyer or a seller, you might have noticed a wave of disgruntled online shoppers that don’t necessarily fit the stereotype that wants to speak to the manager! In today’s episode, we want to talk about what we are dubbing the Digital Karen. Since the start of the pandemic, Emylee and Abigail have noticed mo…
 
If you have every doubted whether routine will work for you, if you dislike routine, if you want to give routine a try but you're hesitant, if you've tried routine and it just didn't' work for you, listen to episode 10 of the Best Today podcast as I share the one commonality of complaints about routine and then break it down for you. This is a must…
 
In today’s episode, we welcome Rachel Rodgers, woman of color, mother of four, and seven-figure business owner – in that order. Rachel started her career working on The Hill with nonprofits, federal judges, and Hillary Clinton. When she realized that changing the world is easier when you have some cash in your bank account, she decided to build a m…
 
Quarantine gave Abagail every excuse to drop any kind of consistency around movement, and now, a full year later, she is trying to get back at it. She has walked three days in a row, and just yesterday Emylee did her first Peloton bike ride in months. After eight minutes in, she felt like she couldn’t do it, but she kept going. But this isn’t what …
 
Welcome to Routine Palooza! An entire month dedicated to helping you understand and embrace routine in your life! Today we are talking about what exactly routine is, the purpose and function of routine! Listen to the episode and find all links referenced in today's episode at besttodayguide.com/9 Join us all month long (May 2021) for Routine Palooz…
 
Today on the show we have Dr. Lindsay Padilla, Founder of Hello Audio, a SaaS product that lets users easily create private audio feeds their customers can listen to anywhere, anytime! She has been building this SaaS product from the ground up. It has been fascinating to watch from the sidelines and we are excited for you guys to dive in. For the f…
 
We always knew there would be this moment where, after doing these profit reports, we would eventually hit our goal, and then we would have to have the conversation about what’s next for us. We alluded to it a bit last month, where we had our first loss in over a year, but no part of Abagail was concerned. It sounds bizarre, but we really stuck thi…
 
This week on the podcast I am talking about the normal that has emerged in our culture and how to become aware of how that shows up in your life. If you desire to live a life of intention this episode is for you. Listen to the episode and find all links referenced in today's episode at besttodayguide.com/8 We want to hear from you, leave us a messa…
 
Today on our show, we have Ariel Kuhn, who started out as a photographer and has since grown her business to focus more on brand strategy, working with small business owners as they figure out how to grow online. She helps these businesses with everything from brand strategy to photography, copywriting, web design, and mentorship so they can take t…
 
When you start the hiring process it can be a challenging time with a lot to think about. There are a lot of decisions to be made about how or why you hire someone at a certain point in your business. We have talked about it in the past but today we want to talk about why it is important that you think first about how and where you will get a retur…
 
This week I am answering a listener submitted question on how to fight the desire to do more. If you've found yourself on team too much or constantly adding more to your schedule or if you have a desire to be intentional with your time this episode is for you. Listen to the episode and find all links referenced in today's episode at besttodayguide.…
 
Today our guest is Jennifer Turner, the founder of Gemini where she helps online business owners improve their copywriting and design to create higher conversion rates. Gemini is an online branding and education platform and Jennifer is the rare combination of a trained copywriter and designer! Their MO is unifying a business' voice in the copy and…
 
Hello friends! It has been a minute since we have talked about the other businesses that we run. We thought it was high time for a little update because Abagail has something new and exciting that she has launched (by the time you hear this it will have been out for a minute). We are going to talk about that but we also think there have been some d…
 
After four years of podcasting this episode is one of the most important episodes I've ever recorded. Today we're talking about worry and taking steps to uncover what we can learn about ourselves from our worries. I'm talking about what would a worry-free day look like for you and sharing the response I received when I posed this question to the wo…
 
Relationships can make all the difference in your business and as many of us have learned, focussing on connections and networking in the right way can take your biz from quiet to booming! Our guest today is Jaclyn Mellon and she helps experts exponentially grow their businesses by becoming an authority in their space. One of the ways that she help…
 
This is another one of those episodes where Abagail puts Emylee on the spot in front of the audience. She knows nothing and is expected to come up with something on air. For context, we started our business as creative entrepreneurs and designers and all that. What we did not realize we were doing at the time was influencing people. We started this…
 
This week I am answering a question that was asked in our Best Today Membership, "how do you inject enough spontaneity, adventure, and being in the moment in the midst of a life that is revolved around routine?" If you've ever wondered whether routine and spontaneity can co-exist, if you've ever thought routines are rigid and restricting, this epis…
 
Today on the podcast we have Kristin Ostrander from Mommy Income. She is an e-commerce expert who got her start 17 years ago on eBay. She has since transitioned to Amazon where she has been a serial entrepreneur who has learned all the ins and outs of how to run a successful wholesale business selling on the platform. Today she touches on her whole…
 
We feel like the anniversary of the global pandemic that is quickly approaching is hitting us really hard! We just want to remind all of you business owners out there that you have been running a business for the last year in the midst of one of the craziest years any of us will ever go through, especially as a collective. For us, running a busines…
 
Are you letting someone else design your life? Are you letting the decisions of others become your decisions without considering what you want? Listen to this weeks episode to find out, you may be surprised that you've been doing this subconsciously. In this episode I share a common trend I see, talk to you about the dangerous cycle this leads to a…
 
Today on the podcast we have Melissa Harstine. She helps creatives, coaches, and consultants land next-level clients with customer-centric copy and gripping case studies. As a trained journalist, she leverages her research and interview superpowers to write killer copy that makes readers think, “holy guacamole, did they read my journal?!” We’re bre…
 
Okay, so this is going to be a rambling conversation that we still feel you guys will get a lot of benefit from. This conversation has come up multiple times with a good friend of ours who you all know, Jessica Eley, and in Emylee’s maker community as well. Abagail and Emylee have also had this conversation between themselves over and over, and wit…
 
Today's episode is an answer to a fantastic question that I received on Instagram. A follower asked, "how do I get started when deciding that I want to be my best one today at a time? That's a new mindset shift for me." In the episode, I talk about how to start when the desire to be your best is a new way of thinking (or even if it's not new to you…
 
Today on the podcast we have Courtney Chaal, the founder of The Rule Breaker’s Club where she teaches women to package and sell with brilliance and offers awesome products, and her work has been featured in Inc., Creative Live, and The Huffpost to name only a few. She is crazy-talented when it comes to messaging specifically, so this interview is r…
 
Any business that is selling through a one-to-many system is going to, at some point, debate whether or not their strategy is worth their time and energy. That’s why today, we are going to talk a little bit about why we decided to roll out our affiliate program, as well as some of the logistics behind setting it up. When it comes to affiliate progr…
 
Welcome to the Best Today™ Podcast! This week on the podcast I am answering a question that perhaps you've asked yourself-- what does "Best Today" mean? Listen to episode one to learn what we mean when we say we exist to help women be their best one today at a time. In the episode I'll also share why you are capable of being your best one today at …
 
Today I am answering the who, what, when, where, how and why of our signature product the Best Today Guide. If you've ever wondered what is the Best Today Guide, whose it for, how do you use it or how can it help me this episode is for you! If you're seeking help to be proactive and intentional with your time, this episode is for you! And if you're…
 
Today on the podcast we have Kaye Putnam. Kaye is is a psychology-driven brand strategist for entrepreneurs. Through work with over 100 clients, from Fortune 50’s to entrepreneurs, she developed the In Demand Brand method. She has had some crazy success though with her famous opt-in. 55,000 people have taken her psychology quiz all about branding a…
 
Back in the day, we reported an entire series on starting your business and one of the first subjects we talked about was adopting a profit-first mentality. Here’s the thing, we re-looked at that episode and have so many more things to say! The way we run our business has dramatically shifted in the last 12 months and because of that, we have so ma…
 
Welcome to the Best Today™ Podcast! In a world and culture that makes busy-ness, comparison, and doing it for the ‘gram the norm, we exist at Best Today™ to invite you into a different way of living by providing you with everything you need to trade busy for intention. We believe that you are capable of being your BEST one TODAY a time and it begin…
 
Today on the podcast we have Krystina Benedetti of The Messy Cookie. She is a lifelong entrepreneur who has grown her love of baking into a business and started spreading her joy through COVID. She has left her full-time job and has built an online business that offers virtual Cookie Ice Nights and she is also making all these amazing custom cookie…
 
A couple of episodes ago, we teased at the end that we were already going into what could be a whole other conversation. This is that conversation. We are going to be sharing some tidbits that we have learned and have deliberately decided to do or not to do in Boss Project and within our side business to seek growth and to keep our business and our…
 
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