Episodes

9: Insert Motivational Motto Here

This week, Melissa and Taekia find their well of motivation for getting through the raggedy end of the year. A lot of our motivation comes from the amazing staff at Mischief. At this point in the year, we have to think about how to do work we really want to get done without being interrupted...

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8: This Episode is a Mistake

In an effort to reckon with this week’s topic of imposter syndrome, we present to you our UNEDITED audio of our recording. Anything could happen! We’ve got plenty of stories about  how it feels to doubt yourself, even if you have proven to yourself that you can do all the things (00:02:18). Imposter syndrome is...

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7: Faking It

Get ready for some singing and a hardcore lesson on how to act. Melissa asks Taekia to teach her how to keep her emotions in check, when it’s necessary. There are times when it behooves you not to cry out loud. Melissa and Taekia consider why it’s important to pay attention to what kind of...

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6: Regrets, We’ve Had a Few

First comes first: we’re back from a hiatus! We’ve been overjoyed to see your comments and questions, and can’t wait to keep digging into mistakes.   We have a listener question! They want us to talk about the nature of regret, as opposed to mistakes, in a few different contexts. Melissa and Taekia look back on...

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5: The Bro Mistake (or, “Zack with a K”)

This week, on Make New Mistakes, we welcome our first guest into our little corner office: Amanda McLoughlin, business and digital media extraordinaire. We’ve known Amanda since the beginning of LeakyCon, so we all spend some time talking about building our small businesses out of early Internet communities. For our question of the week, we...

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4: Don’t Read the Comments

This week, on Make New Mistakes, we issue a strong directive: for the sake of your sanity, don’t read the comments. Melissa and Taekia discuss what it’s like to provide a big service to so many people, and see your customers process it publicly on social media. We do know, however, that you will read...

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