Episode No. 10 | Sustainability, Ease, and Origin

What does redefining how we create our businesses look like?

In episode 10 Brandi and Karna sat down to speak with the effervescent Kate Northrup, author of the bestselling book Money: A Love Story, about her new membership site, Origin, a special offering for mothers and entrepreneurs. To no surprise, Kate delivered straightforward wisdom anchored in her experience as a successful hustler turned graceful mompreneur.

Some of the questions shaping this conversation:

  • How can we bring more ease into our businesses and lives?
  • Why do women struggle with money and worth?
  • How does motherhood change the way we operate our businesses?

After you dive in, tell us how you plan to add more ease into your life.

Dive in…

Episode Hot Points:

  • How motherhood forced Kate to work less, which lead to becoming more efficient and focused. (2:02)
  • Kate answers what the key shifts have been for her since becoming a mama-preneur. (02:52)
  • How motherhood has changed Kate’s leadership style. (03:20)
  • What to ask yourself to get better at delegating! (04:55)
  • Brandi shares what she feels we all can learn from new moms. (07:52)
  • Kate shares why and how sustainability is at the forefront of her idea of success. (08:32)
  • Kate talks about “non-negotiables” and what hers are. (11:00)
  • The two things Kate and Mike do to make their marriage work. (12:54)
  • Kate talks about why women need to get off the “I am not enough train.” (15:30)
  • The importance of surrounding yourself with people who see a bigger vision of you and hold you accountable to it. (18:35)
  • How Kate’s new membership “Origin” came to be and how it integrates natural cycles into operating your business. (19:57)
  • Women and Money: what Kate has learned. (24:55)
  • The key to making more money is to provide more value. (26:30)


Discover: Sustainable Success Workshop

Join: OriginTM

Read: Money: A Love Story by Kate Northrup

Keep Reading: Worth It by Amanda Steinberg


  • Finish this sentence: Money is…
  • What is your first strong money memory?

Memorable Quotes

How can business owners make a life, not just a living? Click To Tweet Deciding on what your non-negotiables are is key to sustainability. Click To Tweet Women need to get off the “I am not enough train.” Click To Tweet The more specific you get, the more universal it becomes. Click To Tweet

As an entrepreneur, bestselling author, mother, and activist, Kate Northrup supports ambitious, motivated and successful women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. Committed to empowering women entrepreneurs to create their most successful businesses while navigating motherhood, Kate is the founder and CEO of Origin Collective, a monthly membership site where women all over the world gather to achieve more while doing less. Her first book, Money: A Love Story, has been published in 5 languages. Kate’s work has been featured by The Today Show, Yahoo! Finance, Women’s Health, Glamour, and The Huffington Post, and she’s spoken to audiences of thousands with Hay House, Wanderlust, USANA Health Sciences, and more. Kate lives with her husband and business partner, Mike, and their daughter Penelope in Maine.


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