Real Women

Tracy Cartland-Ward & Dawn Willock

The business of being a real women juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down to earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heart felt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos and intelligent conversion on being a real women in todays world.

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Time for a Quick One - Freemasonry and Inclusivity with Carl Sams
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Time for a Quick One - Freemasonry and Inclusivity with Carl Sams
It’s time for a quick one with Dawn and Tracy. This week they're bringing you an extract from Episode 79 which was first published on the 1st of March 2023. Following on from the ladies recent episode about ‘Boy jobs’ and ‘Girl jobs', today's episode highlights their original conversation with Carl from the Freemasons, on the role gender plays in Freemasonry.  KEY TAKEAWAYS Carl addresses some myths about the Freemasons such as whether it’s a satanic cult and if people get inducted with one trouser leg pulled up.Tracy talks about her all female property group, ‘Which Property’ and some of the negative feedback she received about being ‘sexist’. Carl talks about why people join the Freemasons and how the joining up process has changed. Carl clarifies the no women policy of the Freemasons and how it’s not actually what most people believe.  BEST MOMENTS “The satanic thing is a myth that originated from other groups that felt threatened by us.” “There are so many aspects to the group that most people find that the reason they came for isn’t the reason they stay for.” “The woman’s role in society has changed so much over the years, and we’re now on a equal footing and that’s great.”   EPISODE RESOURCES Original Episode Real Women on Instagram Real Women Website   ABOUT THE HOSTS Dawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life.  Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility. PODCAST DESCRIPTION The business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
How to Write a Book with Chloe Bisson
14-02-2024
How to Write a Book with Chloe Bisson
This week Dawn and Tracy are joined by bestselling author, international speaker, multi-award winning entrepreneur and host of the Inspired By Show, Chloe Bisson. Chloe overcame severe depression and started her coaching business. Frustrated at the lack of clients she was acquiring, she decided to write a book to tell her story. The book ended up becoming a bestseller and launched Chloe as an author. In this interview, Chloe shares all her wisdom for aspiring authors in the hope that you can follow in her footsteps.  KEY TAKEAWAYS Chloe shares her journey to becoming an author and explains how her first book was written in the hopes of finding her more business clients but ended up taking her down an unexpected path.Chloe gives her top tips to aspiring writers and how they can overcome the pitfalls that most first time writers fall into.The ladies talk about the difference between writing for money and writing for art and how lessons learned in the former can be applied to the latter. Chloe talks about finding the right publisher for your book, the things you should take into account and how you can know you’ve found the right publisher for you. BEST MOMENTS “You’re changing as you are writing the book, so be careful not to keep going back to the start and rewriting with a new viewpoint, if you do that, you’ll never finish.” “Ask yourself what is point A and what is point B. The journey is where the reader is between the two points.” “Find an honest friend that will read your book and give you feedback.”   EPISODE RESOURCES Chloe’s Linkedin Chloe’s Facebook Chloe’s Instagram Real Women on Instagram Real Women Website ABOUT THE GUEST Chloe is a #1 bestselling author, international speaker, multi-award winning entrepreneur and host of the Inspired By Show. At 25, Chloe overcame severe clinical depression and started her first online business. Since then Chloe's scaled multiple six figure businesses and now specialises in helping entrepreneurs to explode their brands, write their bestselling books and elevate their status so they can inspire and influence others around them. In this episode Chloe shares her expertise on How to Write a Book. ABOUT THE HOSTS Dawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life.  Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility. PODCAST DESCRIPTION The business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
Relationships - Are There Boy Jobs and Girl Jobs When It Comes to Household Chores?
07-02-2024
Relationships - Are There Boy Jobs and Girl Jobs When It Comes to Household Chores?
This week Dawn’s been cleaning her vacuum cleaner, which got her thinking, “Why am I doing this, isn’t this a ‘boy job’?” However, this may be old fashioned thinking. As times have changed and work and home life has become more equal among partners, and with the normalisation of same sex couples, is there such a thing as ‘boy jobs’ and ‘girl jobs’ anymore, or are they a relic of the past? KEY TAKEAWAYS  Dawn talks about how she feels more comfortable with her husband earning more money than her as it enforces her views on masculinity.Tracy muses on the idea that social and economic factors outside of our control can sometimes cause a shift in household roles.Tracy speculates that the problems we have with other people not fulfilling their roles as we expect, might actually be a problem with our own expectations.Tracy suggests that couples should split roles equally, regardless of what they are, which leads Dawn to question if her marriage is working!   BEST MOMENTS “It doesn’t matter what it is in your household, it matters what people want in their household.” “There may be families out there where the man cooks simply because the woman can’t.” “I want to tell my husband these roles are official because we’ve discussed it on the podcast.”   EPISODE RESOURCES Real Women on Instagram Real Women Website ABOUT THE HOSTS Dawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life. Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility.   PODCAST DESCRIPTION The business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
Government and The PPE Scandal: Should the Government Be Held More Accountable For The Use of Public Funds?
31-01-2024
Government and The PPE Scandal: Should the Government Be Held More Accountable For The Use of Public Funds?
The ladies are back and this week they’re delving into the PPE scandal that is currently dominating the headlines. But, the PPE fiasco isn’t the real problem. The real problem is how the government and elected officials handle public money. Tracy and Dawn don’t hold back as they discuss government contracts, the misuse of public funds and the lack of accountability that means these problems keep happening.  KEY TAKEAWAYS Dawn, who doesn’t listen to the news, get’s the low down on the PPE scandal from Tracy. The ladies share their outrage over the fact that government contracts are not held up to the same regulatory standards as private sector contracts and what they think should change.Dawn talks about the reality of contracts in all sectors and how it’s never a case of awarding the contract to the best candidate. The ladies debate the extent of Baroness Mone’s involvement in the PPE scandal and why she is being targeted by the press as the only guilty party. BEST MOMENTS “Back door deals are a lot more common than most people would believe.” “Why are people in the government not held to the same standards that the government regulatory bodies hold other industries to?” “The people that run our country are supposed to be intelligent. If they’re not clever enough to do a check on a balance sheet then we’re in trouble.'   EPISODE RESOURCES Real Women on Instagram Real Women Website ABOUT THE HOSTS Dawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life.  Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility. PODCAST DESCRIPTION The business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
Love, Sex and Intimacy with Tony & Nicki Vee
03-01-2024
Love, Sex and Intimacy with Tony & Nicki Vee
In this special episode of Real Women Dawn and Tracy are taking a backseat and handing control over to relationship guru’s Tony and Nikki Vee. If you are here having spent Christmas and New Year either single or wondering whether you are in the right relationship then listen in as we learn why relationships break down and what to do to find the right partner for you, whether that's in life or business. KEY TAKEAWAYS Tony and Nikki ask you to rate your relationship or your willingness to be in a relationship and then challenge you to look back at that rating once the show is over.Have you ever thought that you might be the problem and not your partner? Tony talks about how everyone is so quick to blame the other party, that they always overlook their own behaviours. Tony breaks down his ‘3 Bucket’ theory and how most relationship strengths, weaknesses and solutions can be categorised into one of these three buckets.Tony and Nikki talk about the concepts of the ego and how gaining a better understanding of it can enhance your own self and your relationship. BEST MOMENTS “The most important thing you can do to be successful in a relationship is work on you.” “What you put out is what you get back.” “The thinking, behaviours and strategies that have got you where you are in life are not the same ones that are going to give you your future.” EPISODE RESOURCES Relationship Coaching for Couples [Intimate Relationship Program Real Women on Instagram Real Women Website ABOUT THE GUESTS  Tony & Nicki's first keynote speaking gig was way back in 2004 to over a hundred raving Tony Robbins fans in Dublin, Ireland. The organisers asked them to talk about how they found each other and got into a fantastic love-filled, intimate relationship. The talk ended with people asking for more which led Tony & Nicki to create a powerful 3-hour address which they have delivered time and again in the UK, Europe, the USA & Australia and, where there are English-speaking audiences, including alongside John Gray of Venus and Mars fame. From those early days, Tony & Nicki designed, created and ran over 200 weekend and week-long Retreats and Events through their businesses and for other companies and organisations, nationally and internationally. Tony & Nicki have spoken on local and national radio shows, including for the BBC and RTE in Ireland and have also appeared on Sky TV and TV AM Ireland. They also have written and appeared in the National Press, The Daily Mail, The Express and The Sun, as well as in many top-selling National Magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Woman & Home and Best. ABOUT THE HOSTS Dawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life.  Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility. PODCAST DESCRIPTION The business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
When Business Takes You to the Brink of Despair with Michael Wildig
20-12-2023
When Business Takes You to the Brink of Despair with Michael Wildig
This week Tracy and Dawn are joined by property investor Michael Wildig. Micheals business was on the up when he suddenly found himself caught in a scam that cost over £150,000 and sent him into a spiral. Things became so bad for Michael that he even contemplated suicide. In this open and honest interview Michael discusses his experiences, how it could happen to anyone and the steps he took to overcome his hardship and come back stronger. KEY TAKEAWAYS Michael gives the details of the scam he was caught up in, how much it cost him and how anyone could have fallen for it.Michael talks about his difficulties in facing up to what he perceived as a failure and how he found it difficult to talk to others about his problems. Tracy gives her insights on men’s mental health, and how society is changing to make it more acceptable for men to speak up.Michael looks back at his experience and shares some of the lessons he learned and steps to take to avoid being scammed yourself. BEST MOMENTS “It’s not what goes wrong, it’s how you deal with it and carry on.” “Having a clearly defined ‘why’ is the one thing that can help you through the hard times.” “If you’re going through a mental health problem, don’t keep it inside. Talk to someone. That’s the best advice you can have.” EPISODE RESOURCES Michael’s Instagram Real Women on Instagram Real Women Website ABOUT THE GUEST Michael's professional journey commenced in the motor trade, where he devoted seven years of his life, earning recognition for his professionalism and sales achievements. Yet, he came to a realisation that the industry didn't fully align with his expectations. In August 2019, he made a bold choice to leave his job and embark on a fresh journey in the world of property. Since transitioning into the property sector, he has successfully completed over 30 property projects, both for himself and his clients.  His unwavering passion has garnered attention and Michael's ultimate aspiration is to create quality, affordable housing and generate investment returns through HMO conversions, not just for himself but also for his clients & business partners.  ABOUT THE HOSTS Dawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life.  Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility. PODCAST DESCRIPTION The business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
Time For A Quick One - Giving and Signs That Business and Life Are Better Than You May Think
15-12-2023
Time For A Quick One - Giving and Signs That Business and Life Are Better Than You May Think
It’s time for a Christmas quick one with Dawn and Tracy. As the holidays come around it’s easy for us to look back on the year and think of all the things we didn’t do or don’t have. But, the ladies are here to tell you that there are many things in your life to be grateful for and, maybe, you just don’t realise it.  KEY TAKEAWAYS Dawn and Tracy discuss food banks and how, even though they don't use them, they are grateful that they exist. Tracy talks about the idea that some of the things we take for granted, such as having a take-away and watching a film, are things others simply can’t afford and would love to do.Dawn shares that, once a year, she writes to her family and tells them the things she is grateful to them for and the emotional satisfaction she gets from this. Tracy talks about the idea of being grateful for things that aren’t material, such as skills, knowledge and relationships with other people.  BEST MOMENTS “Be grateful that you can eat because you enjoy it and it’s not a matter of sheer survival.” “If you feel alone and go to somebody else so they don’t feel alone, you are not alone.” “Be grateful for the things that have gone wrong, because that is where we learn our lessons.” EPISODE RESOURCES ORIGINAL EPISODE Real Women on Instagram Real Women Website ABOUT THE HOSTS Dawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life.  Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility. PODCAST DESCRIPTION The business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
Does Striving For Perfection Hold Us Back?
06-12-2023
Does Striving For Perfection Hold Us Back?
Dawn and Tracy are here for another ‘caffeine cast’. This time the ladies are talking about the idea of  perfection and how it can hold us back. But, is perfection real or is it just a product of our own internal doubts? Kick off your shoes, make a cuppa and take a ten minute break as the ladies get into it.  KEY TAKEAWAYS Dawn and Tracy discuss their relationship with perfection and how it has changed over the years. Tracy talks about how we perceive perfection in our mind and how this often prevents us from just making a start on a certain task.Using the example of their podcast, the ladies talk about how getting better over time is more satisfying than trying to achieve perfection out of the gate.The ladies talk about the importance of quality of message over technical perfection.  BEST MOMENTS“I’m always perfect, except when I’m not.” “Authenticity is imperfection. Imperfection is perfect.” “There is no such thing as perfection, it’s just our own internal voice that is telling us we are not good enough.” EPISODE RESOURCES Real Women on Instagram Real Women Website ABOUT THE HOSTSDawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life.  Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility. PODCAST DESCRIPTIONThe business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
So You Want To Be An Author with Dawn Willock: Practical Learnings For Those Wanting To Write A Book
29-11-2023
So You Want To Be An Author with Dawn Willock: Practical Learnings For Those Wanting To Write A Book
It’s the second show in the series on Dawn’s book and this week and Dawn is talking about the writing process and getting the book to market. Interviewed by Tracy, Dawn answers questions on her process, how she came to understand her why and the hugely overlooked aspect of publishing…marketing.  KEY TAKEAWAYS Dawn shares her biggest tip for writing a book - ask yourself why you are writing it.Dawn talks about the importance of knowing your audience and how this will help shape both the language you use and the structure of your writing. Dawn shares her experience of getting her book published, the different options available to you and her top tips on what to look out for. Dawn talks about the importance of marketing when writing a book, how this is the most overlooked aspect and shares some of her best practices. BEST MOMENTS“Don’t overthink it, just do it.” “If a publisher tells you they’re only going to take your book if it’s good enough, that’s a good sign that they’re serious.” “The success of your book has nothing to do with how good or bad it is, it’s all about the marketing.” EPISODE RESOURCESDawn’s WebsiteReal Women on InstagramReal Women Website ABOUT THE HOSTSDawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life.  Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility. PODCAST DESCRIPTIONThe business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
The Evolution of Relationships with Tony & Nicki Vee
22-11-2023
The Evolution of Relationships with Tony & Nicki Vee
Dawn and Tracy are back for another quick one. This week, we’re taking a trip back to episode 77 where the ladies were joined by relationship gurus Tony and Nicki Vee. In this short episode the gang talk about the evolution of relationships, how our caveman instincts still play a part in modern relationships and why communication is so vital.  KEY TAKEAWAYS Dawn muses on the idea that a caveman bringing home his kill and being celebrated by his wife is akin to a man bringing home flowers today.Tony talks about the idea that men and women's roles in relationships have become blurred over time and how this can lead to resentment, laziness and a lack of intimacy.  How many times would you go on a date before you sleep with someone? Tony and Nicki advise people to not be so quick to get under the sheets and spend time getting to know your potential partner.  The group talks about communication and how jumping to conclusions instead of talking to your partner never works out for the best. BEST MOMENTS“The hard truth is, if your partner absorbs themselves in work, or going to the pub, it’s because they’re not bothered about coming home because you are not serving their needs.” “Everytime you make an assumption, you are wrong. So don’t assume anything.” “Women need to be provided for, and if a man does that, the women will celebrate them.” EPISODE RESOURCESRelationship Coaching for Couples [Intimate Relationship Program]The Essence of Womanhood: Re-awakening the Authentic Feminine: Amazon.co.ukOriginal EpisodeReal Women on InstagramReal Women Website  ABOUT THE HOSTSDawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life.  Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility. PODCAST DESCRIPTIONThe business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
Using Lease Options To Build A Portfolio For My First Year In Property Investing
15-11-2023
Using Lease Options To Build A Portfolio For My First Year In Property Investing
This week the show is being taken over by Stephanie Tayor of the ‘Rent to Rent’ podcast. Stephanie is interviewing our very own Tracy about her life as a property mogul. This wide ranging interview covers everything from Tracy’s humble beginnings in the world of property, how she managed being a single parent and setting up her own company and how she found herself where she is today, a successful property magnate with a formidable can-do attitude.  KEY TAKEAWAYS Tracy talks about her journey from career woman to property mogul and how she found early success. Tracy shares her advice for people that might be in the same position she was in and unsure whether to take the leap into property management. Tracy talks about her first year in the property business and shares some of the tips and tricks she used to get ahead of the competition.Tracy talks about the online community she set up for women to help guide them during their first steps in the world of property management.  BEST MOMENTS“How much are you willing to sacrifice now to get what you want later?” “Everyone says they want money, but that’s not true. What people want are the things that money can buy, so ask yourself, what is it you really want?” “Comparison is the thief of joy. Don’t worry about what others are doing, just know that if you don’t start, you won’t get anything.” EPISODE RESOURCESRent to Rent EpisodeReal Women on InstagramReal Women Website ABOUT THE HOSTSDawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life.  Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility. PODCAST DESCRIPTIONThe business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
Living A Regret Free Life Through Your Indomitable Spirit with Dawn Willock
08-11-2023
Living A Regret Free Life Through Your Indomitable Spirit with Dawn Willock
Dawn and Tracy have got something a little bit different for you this week. This is the first in a series of three podcasts about Dawn’s new venture….becoming an author. Dawn is writing a series of five books, entitled ‘The Glory of Being Ordinary.” In a world of likes and retweets and virtual approval have we lost the ability to listen to our own internal voice and be confident in our own decisions? This is the subject of Dawn’s first book, ‘The Indomitable Spirit.” And the ladies get into Dawn’s reasons behind writing it, her process and what she wants the outcome to be for the reader.  KEY TAKEAWAYS Dawn talks about her lifelong passion of wanting to be an author, but life got in the way. After attending seven funerals in the last year she realised that life isn’t forever, so she took the leap.Dawn talks about her approach to writing and how she said no to traditional methods and structures and decided to just ‘go for it.’Dawn talks about why she wanted to write about the importance of listening to your own voice and not having to rely on the opinions of others.Dawn talks about how she hopes people will read the book and understand they can function without external validation.  BEST MOMENTS“If you want to achieve something, you’ve got to start with something.” “In a world where we have so much noise, we’ve lost the ability to trust ourselves.” “Social media hasn’t caused our need for approval, it’s exposed our need for approval.” EPISODE RESOURCES Dawn’s Author WebsiteReal Women on InstagramReal Women Website ABOUT THE HOSTSDawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life.  Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility. PODCAST DESCRIPTIONThe business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
Time For A Quick One: Imposter Syndrome
01-11-2023
Time For A Quick One: Imposter Syndrome
Dawn and Tracy are here for another quick one! This time they’re talking about self limiting beliefs and imposter syndrome, something that many successful people suffer from. The ladies get into possible solutions for when your mind begins to wander, how healthy it is to think like this and the benefits of looking at the problem logically so that you can overcome it.  KEY TAKEAWAYS Tracy talks about the importance of acknowledging when you are in a downward spiral and how this can help you to break out of it.Dawn stresses that it is important to see where you are now and take stock of that. You might be in a better place than you think.The ladies talk about the importance of celebrating your own success and not comparing yourself to others.Other people sharing posts of their success on social media can easily make you feel like your accomplishments are not as big. The ladies talk about perception and how what you are seeing might not be real. BEST MOMENTS“All the stuff leading up to a decision is hard, but the final decision is easy.” “Only you are on your journey. It’s unique to you, don’t compare it to others.” “Before you compare, ask yourself, are you comparing yourself to something that’s a load of bollocks?” EPISODE RESOURCES  Original EpisodeReal Women on InstagramReal Women Website ABOUT THE HOSTSDawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life.  Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility. PODCAST DESCRIPTIONThe business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
Who are the Critical People in your Life & How much time do you spend with them?
24-10-2023
Who are the Critical People in your Life & How much time do you spend with them?
Dawn and Tracy are back for a caffeine-cast. Dawn has been to a mastermind class and two questions from an exercise hit her hard and made her think…“Who are the critical people in your family?” and “How much time each day do you spend with them?” Dawn shares her thoughts on this, how it has impacted and asks Tracy, and you, to answer the questions yourself.  KEY TAKEAWAYS Dawn discusses the impact the questions had on her when she realised that maybe her priorities are in the wrong order.Do we take our family for granted? Dawn and Tracy muse on this and how they can’t get the time back they’ve already used.Why do we prioritise the stuff we hate, cleaning and cooking, over the stuff that makes us happy, spending time with loved ones?Dawn and Tracy discuss the idea of ‘being present’. They both agree that being present in the moment for a short time with someone is better than spending a long time with them, not being present.  BEST MOMENTS“Spend all the time you can with your family. The cobwebs will be there to clean later.” “We don’t just take our family members for granted, we also take time for granted.” “Five minutes being 100% present with our loved ones has more impact than spending the whole day with them not being present.” EPISODE RESOURCESReal Women on Instagram Real Women Website ABOUT THE HOSTSDawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life.  Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility. PODCAST DESCRIPTIONThe business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
Finding Emotional Freedom to Scale Your Business with Dr Clair Burley
19-10-2023
Finding Emotional Freedom to Scale Your Business with Dr Clair Burley
This week Dawn and Tracy are joined by clinical psychologist Dr Clair Burley, who specialises in attachment trauma. In a fascinating interview, Dr Clair breaks down attachment styles, how we develop them and how they contribute to our behaviour in relationships, both professional and personal.  KEY TAKEAWAYS Dr Clair talks about self sabotage and how this is attributable to early childhood experiences such as facing criticism or humiliation.Dr Clair explains that starting your own business is, physiologically, very similar to having a child, and how this process can trigger attachment trauma. Dr Clair explains attachment styles and how they can contribute to the problems in relationships when partners have opposing styles. Most people are drawn to partners with similar attachment styles. Dr Clair explains that this is us trying to have a ‘do over’ and heal our own traumas.    BEST MOMENTS “Fear of success is as common as fear of failure and this is all down to self sabotage.” “If you want to feel an inner sense of happiness and fulfilment then it’s beneficial to start looking at what your emotional triggers may be.” “We’re drawn to people that are similar, even if it makes us unhappy, it can make us feel safe.”   EPISODE RESOURCES Dr Clair Linktree Dr Clair Website Dr Clair Instagram Dr Clair Email Real Women on Instagram Real Women Website   ABOUT THE HOSTS Dawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life. Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility.   PODCAST DESCRIPTION The business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
D&T | Time for a Quick one, Being a networking diva
11-10-2023
D&T | Time for a Quick one, Being a networking diva
Dawn and Tracy are here for another quick one. This time, they’re taking a look back at episode 75 with Caroline Andrew-Johnstone, also known as ‘The Network Rebel.’ Caroline talks about her journey from reluctant first time network attendee to where she is today, managing director of ‘4 Networking.’ She talks about how networking can improve your business and how, like her, you'll never know until you try. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Caroline talks about her experience at her first networking event and it was not what she had expected.Caroline talks about how she became a leader at the networking events and the skills she learned to allow her to launch a further 24 networks.Once covid hit, Caroline realised she needed a change. She talks about her transformation into the ‘Networking Rebel.’Caroline makes her case for why people should join networking groups, mainly the 80-20 rule. 20% of business is showing up, but 80% comes from networking. BEST MOMENTS  “Before I went to my first networking event I was convinced I would be walking into a cult.” “I’m here to coach confidence which means I have to put my big girl pants on and actually do the do.” “It’s not about what you do, it’s about the itch that you scratch and how you can help people.”   EPISODE RESOURCES Networking Rebel Networking Rebel | Pontefract Link for MAGB Original Episode Real Women on Instagram Real Women Website   ABOUT THE HOSTS Dawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life. Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility.   PODCAST DESCRIPTION The business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
Mourning Our Youth - What we Miss Most from our Younger Days
03-10-2023
Mourning Our Youth - What we Miss Most from our Younger Days
This week Dawn and Tracy are mourning their youth, or are they? The ladies are talking about the inevitability of getting older and, despite the fact they don’t feel it mentally, what it means for their bodies and their health. But is getting older all just about wrinkles and wobbly bits? Is there something better that comes with age and, when you look past the physical, what are the things you really mourn from your younger days. KEY TAKEAWAYS The ladies agree that mentally, they don’t feel any different from when they were in their 30’s, but there are a few physical differences now that they’re ‘closer to 60’.Although Dawn is not happy that her body is changing with time, she summarises that it’s a fair trade off for the life experience and wisdom she has gained.The ladies talk about various beauty treatments they have tried to turn back the clock, but come to the conclusion that you’re just kidding yourself.The ladies look past the superficial and talk about the things they would do differently if they had their youth again. BEST MOMENTS “As your body starts to crumble, your brian gets wiser.” “I don’t think it’s possible to look back at photos of when you were younger and not want to be like that again.” “Part of my wrinkles and imperfections in my body are part of my character.   EPISODE RESOURCES Real Women on Instagram Real Women Website   ABOUT THE HOSTS Dawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life. Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility.   PODCAST DESCRIPTION The business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
Swinging, what is it really?
27-09-2023
Swinging, what is it really?
This week on the show Dawn and Tracy are taking a deep dive into the world of swinging. Not literally, both ladies agree that it’s not for them, but they are fascinated by it. In a wide ranging discussion, the ladies discuss their thoughts around sex, separating intimacy for emotion and Tracy shares an interesting story about a night in a hotel room. KEY TAKEAWAYS Dawn and Tracy share their opinions on whether they would swing and how they both think it would be impossible for them to separate the emotion from the sex.Dawn discusses the experiences of her friend who ventured into the world of swinging and how she was inspired by her friend's sexual liberation.The ladies talk about how the perception of swinging and other sexual practices has changed and became more acceptable in recent times.Tracy muses on the idea that a man that watches his partner partake in swinging can’t be masculine enough to protect his woman, Dawn disagrees. BEST MOMENTS “Everybody’s relationship is their relationship, so what is considered cheating by one might not be what’s considered cheating by the other.” “As a feminine woman, I want a man to sweep me off my feet and take charge, not a man who is going to be happy for me to sleep around.” “It’s important to have open, honest conversations with your partner about sex. If you don't, how can you truly know what they want?” EPISODE RESOURCES Real Women on Instagram Real Women Website ABOUT THE HOSTS Dawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up of all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life. Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”. Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility.   PODCAST DESCRIPTION The business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
Time For a Quick One: Creating The Life You Desire
19-09-2023
Time For a Quick One: Creating The Life You Desire
Dawn and Tracy are back for a quick one. This week, in a clip taken from episode 74, the ladies are discussing what happiness really is. Whilst most people think that winning the lottery or having a perfect body is the thing that will make them happy, Dawn and Tracy disagree. But they do agree on one thing, that happiness is a journey, not the destination.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Dawn talks about how people's final goals can corrupt them and make them lose sight of the now, and how, instead, people should enjoy the journey.Tracy thinks that chasing end goals is actually just a ritual of chasing happiness and how, when we reach our goals, they never really give us the satisfaction we thought they would. The ladies discuss the idea of internal happiness and how setting small goals and achieving them everyday can contribute to that. The ladies agree that people are ultimately seeking happiness in life and whilst winning the lottery may feel like happiness, it will only really make you happy if you’re already happy. BEST MOMENTS“People who earn millions are workaholics and are heading toward an early heart attack.”“There’s a big difference between chasing a goal and aspiring to what purpose you think that goal will give you.”“Nobody will be happy for having a million pounds. Ask yourself what you want the money for and will those items really make you happy.” EPISODE RESOURCESReal Women on InstagramReal Women WebsiteOriginal Episode ABOUT THE HOSTSDawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up with all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life. Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”.Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility. PODCAST DESCRIPTIONThe business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.
Dawn Rants About Accountability; Are Politicians And Public Figure Being Accountable?
12-09-2023
Dawn Rants About Accountability; Are Politicians And Public Figure Being Accountable?
This week on the show Dawn and Tracy are getting stuck into accountability. The ladies rip into banks, energy companies, the government, politicians and banks and wonder why all these people and organisations are seemingly allowed to do anything they want without being held accountable. Buckle up for an explosive rant with two very real women. KEY TAKEAWAYS Dawn talks about the fire in Grenfell and how no one has yet to face accountability for either the accident or the deaths it led to. Tracy is having a problem with her bank, which isn’t her fault, this leads the ladies to discuss how banks can seemingly do what they want without accountability. Tracy talks about how now, in the digital age, when all transactions are done online, having a bank account should be a basic right, not a privilege.The ladies get on to energy companies and muse on how they are allowed to dictate prices and record record profits without any accountability.    BEST MOMENTS“Everyone should be held accountable for what they do, good or bad.”“We have a saying in Yorkshire ‘The arse doesn’t know what the elbow is talking about’.”“We’re getting to the point where the consumers are going to revolt. I’m ready to walk down the street naked with a plaque!” EPISODE RESOURCESReal Women on InstagramReal Women Website ABOUT THE HOSTSDawn and Tracy are real women who are fed up with all the “noise” out there in the real world. Life isn’t simply rainbows and unicorns, it's broken relationships, hard work, hot sweats and never ending laundry baskets.  But life as a real woman is also about being honest, having good gossip and speaking our truths. Whether it’s peeling yourself into your spandex for a night out, or running a business meeting barefoot because the heel has fallen off your stilettos, there is always something to laugh about in life. Dawn is mid 50’s mid menopause straight talking business maverick.  Four kids, three grandchildren, two businesses, one husband and a self proclaimed “hottie”.Tracy is a mid 50’s awesome mum, business and property mentor. Proud of her raw, honest nature, “bonkers” sense of humour and good old-fashioned northern humility. PODCAST DESCRIPTIONThe business of being a real woman juggling life, love and work for many of us is pure sweat, grit & hustle. This podcast is for those of you who are tired of the “noise” and just want real down-to-earth gossip with no filters or fluff.  Dawn and Tracy bring heartfelt humour, raw honesty, spandex, stilettos, and intelligent conversion on being a real woman in today's world.