The Encourager with Rebekah Scott

Located on a farm in Valley Springs, South Dakota, Rebekah Scott’s studio keeps her rooted to her loves – both her purses and her four growing tots. By keeping her heart close to home, she’s been able to keep her home close to her heart. Rebekah’s team is a woven fabric of creative moms and women who desire to stay at home. Rebekah remains at the helm – designing purses, creating new accessories, and sewing bags, with little ones discovering near by. Rebekah’s entrepreneurial spirit flows naturally and contagiously from her heart. Rebekah organizes accountability groups for female entrepreneurs and shares inspirational videos to encourage women in their own desires. Toting a tot on one hip and a rocking purse on the other, Rebekah Scott is ready for life’s next project! Her latest adventure, The Encourager podcast, aims at encouraging other women, aspiring to create an income for their family while being an active parent in their children’s lives. Each episode will focus on the various aspects of Rebekah’s family and business life, how they coexist, how she stays sane, and how she finds joy in each day.
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Dec 28, 2015

Encouragers, thank you so much for your support and attentive listening toward “The Encourager” this past year.  I feel so fortunate and blessed to have learned so much along with you these last few months.  Thank you to my guests who have interviewed thus far as well!  My last episode for 2015 encapsulates the best practices that I worked on in my life and business.  Hopefully, you can either try one of these for yourself in the New Year or reflect upon your own practices to build unique practices for 2016.

*This episode is sponsored by Rebekah Scott Designs™. Find at*

Check out the show notes under the “Encourager Podcast” tab on my website.

Dec 21, 2015

I’m back!  Thank you for your patience as I sewed like crazy to get my Christmas purses finished!  During my time sewing, I had plenty of time to brainstorm about new episodes to share into 2016. This week, it was incredibly obvious that perspective had to be my main subject.  From now on, I will try to include elements of perspective in my show to help guide you through times that seem too difficult to manage. Business flops, misbehaving children, church and community commitments, hosting family, etc. can all be overwhelming—especially when they overlap.  Not to fear, a perspective of positivity and gratefulness can get you through anything!  Tune in this week to hear how I am looking at life with a new perspective and how I can guide you to do the same!

*This episode is sponsored by Rebekah Scott Designs™. Find at*

Check out the reflection guide on my website under the “Encourager Podcast” tab.

Dec 14, 2015

This week we are replaying another popular episode: "Leaving a Legacy the Simple Way".  The holiday season is the PERFECT time to make lasting memories with your loved ones.  Try some of my suggestions from this episode along with other Christmas traditions.  Decorating the tree together, caroling, donating to the Salvation Army, buying gifts for an Angel Tree, and many other acts of kindness can be done for others.  There are so many opportunities to give back this time of year!  Help create that legacy of a servant heart this Christmas with your family. 


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Dec 7, 2015

Hello encouragers!  Well this lady had to get real with time! I will not have new episodes for the next couple of weeks. The holiday season is extremely busy for RSD and I have to sew like crazy to get all of the orders completed.  As I have elaborated on before, I truly rely on my priority list to guide me when things get hectic.  Through prayers and reflection, I have decided this decision would be the best for my family and for my business. This week on the Encourager we will re-post the Jenny Fenig interview since it was such hit!  If you missed this episode, check it out!  If you have already listened to it, take another listen.  Jenny gives great advice about slowing down and finding one's passions/purpose to have renewed energy for life's daily tasks. 


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Nov 30, 2015

Let’s not let fear control our future!  My episode this week focuses on seven critical action steps to take when beginning a new adventure.  After detailing the seven steps, I share a personal story of how I turned a worst-case scenario into a success. If you feel frozen in the starting gates, tune in to hear my advice about how to mobilize your dreams.

This episode is sponsored by Rebekah Scott Designs™.  Find at

Check out the reflection guide on the Encourager Podcast tab on my website.

Nov 23, 2015

As we all head off in our cars or begin preparations for the big feast on Thursday, I decided to keep my things short and sweet this week.  Even though the holiday season can be hectic, Thanksgiving allows a time for us all to take a deep breath and reminisce on the past year and all the things we are thankful for.  Your family will love you regardless of how decorated the house is, or how juicy the turkey may be—so let go of some of that worry!  During the episode, I share with you a few short things that after reflection on 2015 I have been extraordinarily thankful for. I challenge you this week to be in reflection of your year and many blessings!

*This episode is sponsored by Rebekah Scott Designs™*  Find at

Check out the reflection guide on my website under the “Encourager Podcast” tab.

Nov 16, 2015

My babes are the reason I do what I do. Being a work at home mom, I am blessed with watching them grow and learn in the comforts of our home.  However, in order to enjoy our shared time together and have a productive work day, my children and I have to follow a schedule while I have to remember to give them grace and patience. This week on the Encourager I share my seven best tips that have made business with the kiddos right next to me successful over the last seven years.  Each of my children have different personalities and have gone through different phases; but these seven tips best encapsulate the methods for how I have handled day to day life thus far. I hope you can apply one or two of these to your parenting techniques while working from home!

*This episode is sponsored by Rebekah Scott Designs.  Find at*

Check out the reflection guide under the "Encourager Podcast" tab on my website. 

Nov 9, 2015

So far on the Encourager, we have talked all about children and business.  This week I felt it necessary to have a chat about those wonderful spouses of ours!  Your partner can be your greatest asset and support to your business.  Cluing them in on your passions and goals can help you too see eye to eye and prevent unwanted tension.  My episode this week shares some tips I have learned through my entrepreneurial venture alongside my husband.  We didn’t do everything right in the beginning; but after twelve years I believe we have developed a helpful system that is worthwhile to share with you!

*This episode is sponsored by Rebekah Scott Designs ™.  Find at*

Check out the reflection guide on my website under the “Encourager Podcast” tab.

Nov 2, 2015

It is harvest season in the Midwest! The fact that my “harvest season” for my business coincides with my husband’s occupation may be a coincidence; but it only reiterates the importance of planning ahead for busy seasons!  Whether it is life or work, we all have eventful times of the year that require extra preparation and coordination.  My episode this week is geared at providing tips for big events in your industry. Specifically, I highlight planning ahead, estimating inventory demands, alerting loved ones for the impact, and wrapping up with the event with helpful organizing and financing tips.  You don’t want to miss the details in this one!

*This episode is sponsored by Rebekah Scott Designs™.  Find at*

Check out the reflection guide in the “Encourager Podcast” on my website.

Oct 26, 2015

As a business owner, you are given lots and lots of advice--some good and some not. However, I am going to look at the positive side today in hopes of giving YOU some of the best tips I have gathered in my 12 years of work. Specifically, I outline the importance of becoming the status quo in your industry, staying true to your mission and vision, creating a business that others regard in the highest sense, hiring out the details so everyone can use their strengths, and lastly making sure the kids are given the appropriate attention to feel loved.  These five things, in my opinion, are the reasons Rebekah Scott Designs has been so successful.  Your business can be as well!   Join me today to learn more!

*This episode is sponsored by Rebekah Scott Designs™.  Find at*

Check out the reflection guide for this episode under the “Encourager Podcast” tab.

Oct 20, 2015

Taking a new spin on our interviews this week, I feel so encouraged share this powerful episode on happiness with Mike Ferry.  Mike Ferry is a father of four, a veteran middle school teacher, and also the author of Teaching Happiness and Innovation. His book’s vision is helping children develop habits of happiness and innovation.  During the episode we both share our philosophies of happiness and gratitude and how those concepts help to promote success.  The ideas we discuss in this podcast can easily be applied to your children’s lives but also to your own.  As Mike would say, it is never too late to develop creativity and grow your happiness!

*We apologize for the release delay of this interview. Technical difficulties.*

*This episode is sponsored by Rebekah Scott Designs™.  Reflection guide in the Encourager Podcast tab on the bottom of the website.*

Oct 12, 2015

As moms, we tend to put our husbands and children first.  We work and work so hard that we don’t realize what we are missing, we don’t notice why we are so off…Then, the lightbulb flashes and the thought occurs that our needs have been put on the back burner. However, most of us don’t take that light bulb moment and ACT on it.  Instead we think to ourselves, “I just don’t have time for hobbies right now.”  This couldn’t be farther from the truth! Stacy Curtis reminds us this week that our passions are what energize and lift us from the path of burnout. Using her passion of writing as a source of income and creative outlet, Stacy shares in this episode how she remains organized while still making time for her corporate job and family.

*This episode is sponsored by Rebekah Scott Designs™. Find at*

Check out the show notes under the “Encourager Podcast” tab on my website.

Oct 5, 2015

This week on “The Encourager” I focus in on expounding my priorities.  Being a servant of God, a wife to Nicholas, a mother of four, and owner and designer of Rebekah Scott Designs are the key components of me that guide my life. Everyone has their own priorities; but sometimes they can be hard to identify. One helpful tip (that I explain during the podcast) for pinpointing your priorities are listing off your deal breakers.  We have to be able to narrow down deal breakers so that we can clearly see our priorities. I hope today’s episode can help kick-start your priority list or fine tune the preexisting one!

*This episode is sponsored by Rebekah Scott Designs. Find at*

Check out the show notes under the "Encourager Podcast" tab on my website.

Sep 28, 2015

Joining us on "The Encourager" this week is the resourceful Tiffny Hagan. An expert in virtual office assistance, Tiffny shares her story and wisdom about organization and dealing with pesky paperwork.  Today's ever-present technology can certainly enhance productivity, however, many of us (myself included) get too wrapped up in our devices.  We can lose the power of control and focus in our businesses, families, and relationships if we let technology consume our time. Tiffny's business, Virtual Office Advantage, is her way of helping businesses of all kinds organize and prioritize the influx information.  Listen this week to learn how to efficiently handle email, to create a hanging folder system in your home or business, and ultimately how to take back control!


*This episode is sponsored by Rebekah Scott Designs. Find at*

Check out the Reflection Guide under the "Encourager Podcast" tab on my website.

Sep 21, 2015

 This week on “The Encourager” I highlight the importance of a brain dump. Personally, I will go crazy if I try to keep all the reminders and to-do items inside my head!  Find out within the episode about the where, what, and why’s of my brain dumps. Closely connected to brain dumps are the distractions that keep us from accomplishing our to-do lists. Email, social media, TV, etc. get the best of us working moms if we allow them to!  Tune in to hear how I have limited distractions during the day so that you can apply a few techniques to your life.

 *This episode is sponsored by Rebekah Scott Designs™. Find at*

 Check out the show notes under the “Encourager Podcast” tab on my website.


Sep 14, 2015

Bringing tons of excellent advice on how to purify your kitchen, Kelly the Kitchen Kop is our wonderful guest on the show this week.  What I love about the show this week is Kelly has advice for anyone who wants to make a change, large or small, in their diet and cooking.  Of course moms (and dads) want what is best for our families to stay healthy! This episode highlights some of the basic steps we can implement to achieve a healthier life. Sharing her expertise through advice on the show, her book (found in the show notes), and her blog, Kelly opens eyes about the misconceptions of healthy food, warns to stay away from packaged, preservative-packed foods, and instead advocates real food. Listen to the show to pick up helpful tips for your lifestyle and afterwards follow up on the show notes to check out Kelly the Kitchen Kop's helpful resources.

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Sep 7, 2015


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Don’t panic!  Derailments happen to everyone—even the most organized, patient mother. This week I share a recent (mini)crisis in my business while providing 5 critical steps that allowed me to get back on track.  These steps can be applied to any variety of derailments caused from work, home, or family situations. I believe derailments are God’s way of slowing us down, humbling us, and reminding us to keep our focus on Him. The most important thing to do in these situations is to find your calm. Tune in to learn about my 5 key steps to get back on track along with a few personal tidbits I implement for my employees and myself when chaos arises.


Check out the reflection guide on the “Encourager Podcast” tab on my website.


Aug 31, 2015


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The dynamite, Jenny Fenig, shares with us this week her amazing testament to motherhood and the work force.  Packed with wisdom and experience, Jenny talks about how her successful past in the corporate world was blocking her opportunity for spiritual fulfillment.  After her discovery of yoga and spiritual leadership, she quit her corporate job to begin working from home as a consultant and coach. Three kids later, she speaks with joy about her new work environment, following her life purpose, and being close to her loved ones.  You definitely will not want to miss this inspiring episode jam-packed with valuable advice!


Check out the show notes under the “Encourager Tab” to find more info on Jenny Fenig and other resources on my website.


Aug 24, 2015


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“Time”…to us working moms, we can never have enough. Sitting down with us this week to talk about the struggle of managing time is the humble, Kassy Youmans. Inspired by the birth of her daughter, Kassy and her mother opened their own babies/children’s clothing business, Rejoicing DAY. A mother of two, full-time employee, wife, and owner of her own business, Kassy relates to any mom trying to make it all possible.  Kassy and I discuss the personal conflict of wanting to maintain 100% effort in all we do; yet knowing deep down our purpose lies behind our faith and families. Tune in this week to listen for helpful strategies that can alleviate your stress over “time”.


Check out our show notes in the “Encourager Podcast” tab on our website.


Aug 17, 2015

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 After receiving some much appreciated feedback from our listeners, I have noticed many of you wanted me to go even deeper into my morning routine and what it all entails; so I will do just that!  In previous episodes, I have explained the raw elements of my morning routine, but this episode I specifically explain the “why” behind each step of my mornings. I believe that because of my habitual routines, the efficiency of my family in the morning has increased immensely. I hope this provides the encouragement you need to making small changes in your routine—especially when you are bogged down by “pain points”.

 Check out our show notes in the "Encourager Podcast" tab on our website.





Aug 10, 2015


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Honesty is the best policy!  Humbly sharing my “bumps in the road”, I try to remain as transparent as possible in my journey as a mother and business owner.  This episode aims at reminding “The Encourager” listeners that my lifestyle is just like any other work at home mom.  From forgetting meetings to scheduling errors at the doctor’s office, I have done it all—while not be afraid to admit those mistakes!  For every misstep is a chance to learn and grow.  God continually humbles me each day and I hope to encourage women to reflect on those moments as well.

Check out our show notes at under "The Encourager Podcast" tab at the bottom.

Aug 3, 2015


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We are so excited to release this episode which covers the nitty gritty of accounting/office managerial work—best taught by our guest, Kerry Olvera. Kerry and her husband, Javier, have 4 children and multiple businesses together.  She works about 25 hours a week in business while being responsible for her children's education. Their family-operated business, Supermercado Mexico, received Michigan's Top 50 Companies to Watch in 2013, West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Most Promising Business 2012, and was nominated three years in a row for Business of the Year. The family was also nominated for the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce EPIC Minority-owned Business of the Year. Her motto for getting through it all is “Do the Next Right Thing”.  Currently, she wipes spaghetti from the toddler's face, helps with math problems, and emails simultaneously. Sometimes, it gets messy.  Kerry reveals her secrets about organizing the business, keeping her priorities in line, and how she takes time for herself to make it all work.


Jul 27, 2015

Sometimes we all need an uplifting, motivating message.  I believe this episode will do exactly that for you!  First, I talk about the popular phrase "an attitude of gratitude" which I alter quite a bit based on my perception of gratitude. Second, I dive into how I continually teach myself gratitude and put it into practice in my daily routine.  Lastly, I explain how the foundation of gratitude will allow you to be joyful.  Life is more fun when we have joy and are surrounded by people who emit joy.  Tune in to the episode to get a taste of the gratitude and joy I have to share!

Jul 20, 2015

**We would like to apologize to all the listeners that the sound quality of this audio isn't our best; but believe us from here on out it will be much better.  We just had to share this new mommy's questions!**


Stephanie Swanson, owner of Prairie Flair Design, guests on our show this week to mainly talk about motherhood and how to balance work with a newborn.  In this episode, Stephanie asks many questions about the system I have created to figure out how she can take a few things that I do to apply to her routine. Diving deeper into my daily schedule, talking about goal planning, and most importantly balancing priorities are the highlights of this episode.

Jul 13, 2015

In this episode, I emphasize the importance of leaving a legacy for your family.  We all want to create lasting memories for our children but they don't always have to be elaborate, beachfront vacations!  Some of the Scott family legacy builders include: journaling, scheduled memories, baking, mommy and daddy dates, and family values that I believe you can emulate in your household. I hope to encourage you to brainstorm with your spouse to find ways that work for your family to build that crucial legacy.


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