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Working with Your Best Friend and Passion Projects

Imagine starting a project with your best friend, something that takes commitment, patience, and perseverance to keep up week after week. For me, I am an independent person meaning I work best alone and then receiving feedback from others after I complete the project. Working with someone else can be beneficial for me but I can be stubborn so for me living in my cave of a world is the best for me but I secretly dream of working with a best friend on a project. Have you ever worked with a close friend or best friend on a project? I am super curious because I love the dynamics of relationships in such cases and that is why I wanted to have Nina and Liz on the podcast.

I felt like this conversation was three women in a coffee shop sharing what we have learned these last few years of being #adults and what making our dreams come true looks like now that we are older. You will feel like a fly on the wall listening in on three different insights and personalities which I know you will love.

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Experience of what it’s like to build community and relationships while pursuing creative passions that don’t pay the bills…. yet
  • How to leverage your community as you build it
  • The beauty of developing mutually beneficial relationships within that community
  • How to overcome anxiety and perfectionism to get your art into the world

Some Questions I Ask:

[6:25] How did you get started with pursuing your dreams?

[7:25] How do you work as best friends and what does that look like?

[8:10] How do you balance each other out?

[9:17] Do you ever get on each others nerves?

[10:23] Why did you pick health and wellness as your topic?

[13:55] What is some advice you would give to someone who feels stuck?

[15:25] When did the idea come to you, what did that look like?

[17:05] What does time management look like for you ladies with full time jobs?

[19:55] Have you burnt out on this project and how do you avoid burning out or feeling overwhelmed?

[22:35] Nina’s morning routine

[23:25] Liz’s morning routine

[25:50] What fears have you faced lately?

[27:07] How do you become more in tune and aware of your thoughts?

[30:02] What are some choices you have made that have made you who you are today?

[34:15] What does fit fierce and fabulous mean to you?

[36:19] How do we get in contact with you?

Listen to the Episode:

Learn More About Nina and Liz:


Nina Boyce is a middle school choir director in Columbus, Ohio. She shares her love for music and teaching with a passion for health and wellness. Her quest to live a more holistic life began in the fall of 2015 after facing her struggles with anxiety head on, turning to an all-natural lifestyle to regain control of her health and happiness.

Nina is passionate about helping women achieve a life full of happiness, health, and overall balance. She is a current student at the Institue for Integrative Nutrition where she is working towards her certificate to become a holistic health coach. When she isn’t teaching or podcasting, (or studying nutrition!), you can find her attending her favorite yoga and barre classes and spending free time with her closest friends, husband, and pup Jaxon. A believer is finding the ability to truly love yo urself from the inside out, she is excited to embark on this journey with all of you.! You can also catch her writing on her blog,!


Liz Garster helps people across the country achieve financial freedom through her work in the credit union movement. A recovering perfectionist, she’s on a mission to live a more present, mindful life free of negative self-talk and people pleasing. In doing so, she has made a commitment to surround herself with positive, inspiring people who value a life of balance in health, family, and career.

Off the airwaves you can find Liz breaking it down at a hip-hop dance class, daydreaming about brunch, taking long walks with her dog Kobe and husband Zach, or putting in hours on her aspiring financial coaching practice. And if you ask her nicely (and give her enough wine), she’ll bust out her best Cher impersonation for you.

Check out Nina and Liz:

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SO I wanna know…

  • Would you work with your best friend?

Fit Fierce and Fabulous Podcast

  • Marissa Wood

    My bestie and I co-run a biz! It’s great working with someone who “gets you”, makes you laugh, and is the perfect support/teammate!

    • OMG yes! I love this!! I dream of this because I think it would be SO fun to work with someone who you can have fun with!

  • To work with your bestie- so fun! Also probably challenging! Hey Nina and Liz- love seeing OHIO girls! Go midwest 🙂
    xo Jen from

  • Meaghan Gonzalez

    This sounds like a great episode! I’m going to save it and carve out time to have a listen. Thanks for sharing these awesome women with us!

    Meaghan xx

  • Felisha Brunson

    What an awesome episode! Nothing like working with your bestie!

  • Can’t wait to listen to this one! I’m bookmarking this for my road trip tomorrow. I am excited to hear their take on working with friends. I don’t know if I could do it! – Stephanie |

    • YAY I am so back and forth with it, sometimes I think I totally could and other times..haha

  • This sounds like a great idea in theory, but I know my bestie and I could not work together she would kick me to curb within a week, we have very different working styles!

  • Moumita Mallick

    working is bestie is best as you can easily share the work stress.

  • Fash-n-Curious

    Its always great when you can work with a close friend and grow together. Love it!

  • They are seriously so cute!! I don’t work with my best friend but have a nice partnership with my boyfriend with mine & the blog. It’s nice to have someone to hold you accountable, but I’m a little too headstrong to work with too many people LOL Love your podcast, C – you are killing it! xx Shannon ||