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Fearlessly Facing Fifty
EP126: Amplify the beauty of YOU with Laura Geller

Fearlessly Facing Fifty

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 40:18


From an early age, Laura Geller has had a love affair with beauty. Her passion led her to become a successful make-up artist, working under the bright lights of Broadway and behind-the-scenes with celebrities and socialites. But it was Laura's devotion to making make-up work for real women that led her to create her own beauty brand and launch it on QVC over 20 years ago.Laura believes that beauty is for everyone and should be uncomplicated, mistake-proof and fun. At heart, she is a teacher. Every time Laura is on air, she conducts a master make-up class, with her uniquely warm and inviting approach. Using tips & tricks, Laura translates professional application into techniques that work for real women, every day. She demonstrates how easy and fun the transformation of beauty can be.Click here to check out the amazing products in the Laura Geller Beauty LineUse the code FFF20 for special savings!----------Sign up now:  Meant For More Events - you'll be a VIP - to get special discount codes and savings on products and brands we LOVE!  And don't forget to tune into the MFM Live show on Wednesday night - 7-8pm ET - Click here so you don't miss a thing.-----------Learn more about The A Method here - and use the code: meantformore25 for a 25% savings!  And send a selfie of you using the product to me:  amy@fearlesslyfacingfifty.com to receive a special gift from A Method.  You are worth the investment!------Let's Get Moving!  Enroll in the GENNEV walking program today - and I'll be right there with you.  It's time to treat ourselves as a GOH (Guest of Honor) and put our health and wellness as a priority.  Use the code:  GennevMore15 at checkout for special savings!----------Are you ready to shout it from the roof tops.....MENOPAUSE!  It's not a one size fits all time in our life - but there are so many commonalities that we share it's time we phone a friend and share our story! Kindra is company that offers estrogen -free per/menopause products made for women by women!  Click here to learn more about their amazing products and which ones may be right for you.  And use the CODE: AMY20 for special savings!

THE CITY CONFESSIONS
Ep 120: Hilla Narov and Samantha Woolf, Co-Founders of Official Partner- Challenges and Lessons as Female Entrepreneurs During Pandemic- Realities of working with A List Celebrities & Living Dream Job

THE CITY CONFESSIONS

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 46:40


Today we are joined by two entrepreneurial women, Hilla Narov and Samantha Woolf, co-founders of Official Partner, a premiere marketing and entertainment agency that connects brands with A list talent and influencers and New Yorkers. Prior to founding Official Partner, Samantha and Hilla each spent over 20 years at notable entertainment management agencies but then last year decided to pivot by starting their own agency. This was a little over one year ago during an unlikely time – the beginning of the Covid-19 global pandemic. While they faced many challenges, they have come out the other side and are even stronger. Hilla Narov and Samantha Woolf have an instinct for what's next, what's newsworthy and the ability to architect a winning deal that translates to success for their clients. In this episode, we cover the below topics: Lessons from their first year as female founders and their life in NYC Challenges they faced during the Covid-19 pandemic Why they believe mentoring other women is key to their success The fun and challenging experiences working with A list celebrities We also talk a lot about New York and how the city has affected their mindset, the way they approach business and what the city has given them. You can learn more about Samantha and Hila below: About Samantha Prior to starting Official Partner, Samantha was Head of Marketing, NY at United Talent Agency (UTA), one of the leading talent, influencer and entertainment agencies in the world. With over 20 years of experience, Samantha has worked with branding powerhouses Deutsch Inc., Grey Global Group, and PEOPLE magazine, and brands such as Covergirl, Pantene and Head & Shoulders. She has also worked closely with some of the most highly respected and sought-after talent faces across digital media, television, music, and live entertainment including Sofia Vergara, Taylor Swift, Queen Latifah, Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, P!NK and James Charles. About Hilla A forward-looking thinker and creative problem-solver, Hilla has built trusted relationships across the entertainment, luxury, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle industries – always with an interest to drive brand visibility and business growth. Hilla brings over 20 years of public relations and brand management experience. She led the relaunch of Jordache's luxury denim collection securing Sarah Jessica Parker, partnered veterans non-for-profit Dog Tag Bakery with Starbucks and secured a multi-year sponsorship for Heidi Klum's Halloween with Party City. Hill has brokered numerous high profile talent deals for brands like Louis Vuitton, Dior, Tiffany, Bulgari, Coach, Maybelline, HSN, QVC and Mattel. Website: https://official-partner.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialpartneragency/ Feel free to direct any questions, comments or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

Budgetrek
Forbes Riley - Award-Winning TV Talk Show Host & Best Selling Author

Budgetrek

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 63:58


Forbes Riley is a master at unlocking what's keep you STUCK in your life and one of the most powerful Motivational Speakers of our time. She has twice been named ERA's Best Female Presenter of the Year & recognized as best Live On-Air Home Shopping Guest. She is recognized worldwide for promoting several of the most successful infomercials of all time including the Jack Lalanne Juicer and Living Well with Montel Williams HealthMaster, grossing sales in excess of $2 billion dollars. Forbes is a regular presence on televisions worldwide as a product spokesperson and television host–appearing on such networks as ESPN, TLC, Fit-TV, Animal Planet, ABC Family, Home Shopping Network, QVC, The Shopping Channel (Canada), QVC London and has been profiled by Forbes Magazine in the E! Network special “Outrageous Fortunes“. Appearing in feature films, TV and Broadway; she is most proud of the docudrama about raw food called “Super Charge Me!”. Forbes is on a continuing mission to promote health, vitality and fitness as a lifestyle, not a fad. She divides her time between Los Angeles and Tampa Bay. Forbes' Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/forbes_riley/ Forbes' Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ForbesRileyFanPage Forbes' Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ForbesRileyFANpage Thanks for listening! Leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and let us know what you thought of this episode! Brady Morgan's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bradymorgan_/

REACH OR MISS
Ep. 236 – John Thalheimer: “I believed everyone in the world needed my products, and it wasn't true. that's the biggest challenge entrepreneurs have.”

REACH OR MISS

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 27:18


John Thalheimer is an award-winning management consultant, speaker, and author who has helped hundreds of businesses and thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners transform their potential into extraordinary performance. The secret is in learning the ability to make the right behavioral decision in the moment to reach the desired outcomes. It's simple. It just ain't easy. John teaches small business owners and entrepreneurs how to make the right decisions about their company to take it to the next level. In his new book, The Truth About Selling, John teaches us how to influences others to invest in our ideas, products, or services.   Most passionate about My real passion is focusing on the human side of work My main focus has been on the employee. How does that employee achieve what they want to achieve at work? How do they perform well and all that kind of stuff? But it's also about that customer and client and how we get them to make that decision. John's career and story My first career was in theater. I was a production manager, lighting designer, set designer. At the time, I was in my early 30s. I'd been doing it for 12, 15 years, and it was time for me to do something different. I went into what I call my lost years. I did manufacturing for a while. I did hospitality. I did retail. I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I had an opportunity to work in corporate America at a company called QVC, which is a television network. One of the things QVC did well for us, when we were working there, was expose us to the whole business, and not only the production side. I was in operations at first, but then I got into the human resources side and the talent side. I got laid off. I wanted to be an executive coach, to help executives get better. So, I started that journey, but I realized that my main focus was on the small business owner, the middle-tier management team. Best advice for entrepreneurs I believed everyone in the world needed my products, and it wasn't true. There are three levels that I look at. At the first level, people out there see value in your product or service. Then there are people who have the resources to embed. The third category is people who have the problem you solve. When we think of three circles, our market is in that overlapping section. I think that's the biggest thing I see when I'm talking to entrepreneurs. They're like, “Oh, my product is great, everybody wants it.” And they don't narrow that market down to a set of people who are actually going to buy and invest in it. The biggest, most critical failure with customers One of the things I did was go out and get warm leads. I would do a free workshop or a presentation. The failure was that I would give great information and people would like it, but I was never able to get them to take that next step and invest in me. So, I struggled with that for a long time. I would just keep going. Biggest success with customers I got my wife a biscuit-making class. She could go to this class to learn how to make Southern biscuits. I go to this class thinking, ‘Here I am, I'm going to be learning about biscuits.' However, as I sat in this class, I started realizing the effectiveness of the facilitator. I said, “Here's the thing that we all have to do as sales professionals. When we're working with our customers, we have to create a repeatable experience that gets us to where we want to go.” It's selling products, selling information, selling whatever we're trying to do—we have to create something that's repeatable. And so my wife and I created a recipe that we use. John's recommendation of a tool My biggest turning point was when I hired a virtual assistant. John's one key success factor For me, it's constantly innovating and seeing things from different perspectives. And, I guess, really, it's...

Female Startup Club
This DTC brand grew 500% last year through a partnership with SoulCycle & QVC, with Curie's Sarah Moret

Female Startup Club

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 63:15


Today we're learning from Sarah, the founder of Curie. Launched in 2018, Curie is a female-owned direct-to-consumer brand that sells clean, performance-based body care products. They are on a mission to make clean, safe, and effective products for people who move. We're chatting through the bootstrap to funding model, how to get on QVC and why you should prioritise building your network - which of course is cue for me to mention our private network for cpg entrepreneurs, hype club. Do come join us! LINKS WE MENTION:Curie's InstagramSarah's InstagramSarah's TwitterFemale Startup Club's InstagramDoone's InstagramIn partnership with Klaviyo, the best email marketing tool for ecommerce businesses.Female Startup Club's YouTubeFemale Startup Club's Private Facebook GroupSay hello to Doone: hello@femalestartupclub.comFemale Startup Club $1000 Monthly Cash Give AwayNewsletter by Web SmithNewsletter by LeanluxeBoo: Untethered Soul by Michael A. SingerCheck out the Secret Leaders Podcast here: https://www.secretleaders.com/

Open Loops with Greg Bornstein: Conversations That Bend
Become the CEO of Your Soul with Cat Janisko

Open Loops with Greg Bornstein: Conversations That Bend

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 140:11


If you enjoy this podcast, please leave rate this show and leave a review! Even a few words will help. Just go to ratethispodcast.com/openloopsTo catch Open Loops LIVE, make sure you follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OpenLoopsPodWith 16 years in the sales and marketing space, Cat Janisko (The Soulful CEO) is on a mission to teach you how to build your dream life. Yes, really. It just took her years in front of the camera (starting with being in beauty pageants as a teen!) to tell the difference between what THEY tell you you should want for your life versus what your soul actually wants. She now helps you find it.  A true journey from outer beauty to the internal truth, Cat joins Greg to share how spirit has always been guiding her along the way, even when she was on QVC, and how once you align with divinity, there's really no going back. Cat's Links:Cat's Online Coaching Membership: The Soulful CEO Inner Circlehttps://linktr.ee/theconfidenceceo

The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show
KRS 736: Trust Your Intuition with Jamie Kern Lima

The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 26:50


Today's episode is all about resilience toward rejection and trusting your gut. Jamie Kern Lima is joining us to share her story about how she went from waitressing, to founding ITCosmetics, the biggest beauty brand in QVC's history and then selling to L'Oreal for $1.2 billion - all after a long series of “no's.” Jamie is sharing the importance of listening to and following your intuition, even during the hard times. She shares a few stories that she goes more into detail in her book, “Believe It.” 100% of the author proceeds from Jamie's book sales will be donated to Feeding America and Together Rising. You can grab it here: https://jamiekernlima.com   For more business tips and strategies, follow along with Kelly: Join the Tribe of Unstoppables on FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2080754075505322/ Website: https://kellyroachcoaching.com Instagrams: UE Revolution: https://www.instagram.com/uerevolution/ UE Marketing Mastery: https://www.instagram.com/uemarketingmastery/ Kelly Roach: https://www.instagram.com/kellyroachofficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/kellyroachlive

The Fit in Faith Podcast
Embrace Your Ambition with Ashlee Fay

The Fit in Faith Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 50:05


It started with the number 54 for Ashlee Fay, but God had so much more in mind for her. She had negative $54 in her bank account, but since then she has created what is known as the QVC of Facebook, serving tens of thousands of women. It lead to Embracing Your Ambition, a stage where she says yes outside of her comfort zone, but knowing it's all a God thing. Come join us for the Embrace Your Ambition conference coming up in Dallas!   

Beyond The Helmet
Al Bubba Baker reflects on NFL Journey and Life After the Game

Beyond The Helmet

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 50:30


On this episode of the Beyond the Helmet we are joined by the newly recognized NFL SINGLE SEASON SACK record holder, Al “Bubba” Baker.After some crafty work by the nerds, we now know that Bubba Baker is truly the sack king. Back in 1978 he set the record and finished his career with 131 sacks. The new found research is re-igniting his Hall of Fame campaign all these years after his playing days.Baker took the time to reflect on this news and his path to get here. Bubba has reinvented himself so many times after his playing days - see Shark Tank or check out QVC - that calling him a former NFL athlete almost disrespects everything he has done since then. Al even took the time to speak about two new projects he is working on, one illustrated and the other a screenplay. He is truly walking proof that once you understand what it takes to win, you can win in anything you apply yourself too.If you like this episode please share it with someone who you think will enjoy it! At least leave a comment, subscribe, give it a thumbs up - anything so others can find us!Support the show (http://www.viqtorysports.com)

Voices Of Courage
178: The Courage to Speak the Truth About the Global Crisis + Get on QVC, The Today Show, The View, and More with Taliy Shkurupiy and Connie Inukai

Voices Of Courage

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 59:56


Modern civilization has reached the point of instability and global crisis. The global financial, economic, environmental, anthropological, and climate crises are realities that every person is already facing. But, this is only the beginning. Do people realize the full scope of the upcoming threats? In this episode of Voices of Courage, Ken D. Foster interviews Taliy Shkurupiy, an IT professional who dedicates his free time to participate in the Creative Society project, which is a global movement for the unification of humankind.    In this discussion, Taliy talks about how the Creative Society movement was born, the risks and benefits of the introduction of high technology based on artificial intelligence in various fields of the life of world society, the fourth industrial revolution and a threat of mass unemployment, causes of the inevitable collapse of the world economy if the consumerist format is preserved, and the importance of every person in building the Creative Society.   Are you ready for your “second or third act” of life? Do you have a dream that is waiting to be born? Ken's second guest, Connie Inukai, retired from teaching Technical Writing at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University for almost four decades. That was her "first act." For her "second act,” she became an inventor, a “Grandmapreneur,” and an author ("How I got My Product on QVC, The Today Show, The View, and More...In Retirement").   In this interview, Connie shares how “second-act” entrepreneurs can succeed if they focus on what matters most to them and talks about the importance of staying active and mentally alert, pursuing a passion, supplementing your pension or income, and giving back to the community.   Visit: https://voicesofcourage.us/

Breaking Labels
If You Think It, You Can Become It with Lia Valencia Key

Breaking Labels

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 59:01


“You can choose to lead your life beyond the predicament you're in. You can choose to see the light.” This was the advice that jewelry designer Lia Valencia's mother gave her. At the time, they were living a difficult life in Philadelphia, and Lia was headed down a negative path. However, Lia credits her mother's words for unlocking her life, letting her natural light shine through, and inspiring her to start her joyful jewelry brand, Valencia Key.Lia's mother also taught her that if you choose something, you should see it through. Lia took this advice to heart through her every endeavor, propelling her to earn a Master's in Education and her Cosmetology Instructor License. Realizing her goal of styling for QVC, Lia spent five years making this dream a reality. There, she met the incredible dream makers who changed her life and gave her the courage to become the designer she is today. Although not all of Lia's accomplishments have served her long-term, she understands the power of learning who you are and that even if your progress is slow, positive energy will get you there. Tune into this week's episode of Breaking Labels for a conversation on choosing joy no matter what hurdles come your way. Through Lia's story of entrepreneurship, learn how to “speak your dreams into the world,” finish what you start, and maintain your enthusiasm for life to achieve your goals.Quotes• “I started in super humble beginnings, and I love sharing that because it shows it doesn't matter where you come from. It doesn't matter what the world says about you. All that matters is what you believe to be true in your heart, and what you decide to do with the power that is you.” (12:05-12:19)• “You can choose to lead. You can choose to lead your life beyond the predicament we're in. You can choose to see the light. You can choose to define that your predicament does not determine your destiny. And then she left it and said, ‘And you choose.' And that was that easy.” (16:27-16:47)• “One power is really truly understanding who you are, what your strengths are, what you're good at, what works for you, what doesn't work for you.” (22:28-22:35)• “I feel like enthusiasm, energy and light is more powerful than any skill you'll ever obtain. Because you can't manufacture that.” (26:40-26:50)• “But my message that I want to give to everyone now, a key that I'd love to give to everyone now is to speak your dreams into the world. And it's really important, it's served me so well. But what, I must be clear. Speak your dreams without expectation. You're not looking to receive something when you speak it out. You are literally just getting it out of your body to permeate into the world. So that it can land in the world.” (32:15-32:49)LinksConnect with Lia Valencia Key:• www.valenciakey.com• https://www.instagram.com/liavalenciakey/• https://www.instagram.com/valenciakeydesign/Connect with host Rosanna Gill and Breaking Labels:• https://www.instagram.com/breakinglabelspodcast/• https://breakinglabelspodcast.com/• https://www.instagram.com/rosanna.e.gill/Have a scenario where you asked or said something that offended someone, but you don't know why? Share the details and it will be discussed on the Breaking Labels podcast during the 'A Different Perspective' series. Here is the link where you can ask it all completely anonymously: https://www.custominsight.com/box/?cb29894zqkdSchedule a consultation for aligners with Candid and get $250 off your aligners: http://cnd.co/v/rosanna_2Breaking Labels is proud to partner with Tru Supplements, a brand founded to be the simple, complete and honest solution to the need for high-quality natural supplements. Listeners of the podcast receive 5% off their order of Tru Supplements using the promo code breakinglabels at this link: http://gettrusupps.com?aff=663Podcast production and show notes provided by HiveCast.fm

The Inventress Podcast
Episode 111- Antonia Tomao (Antonia's Promise)

The Inventress Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 24:02


This week my guest is the CEO and Founder of Antonia's Promise, she has created a beautiful line of necklaces with a broken cross inspired by her amazing story and faith in God. She is my client and dear friend, Antonia Tomao. We talk about her crosses and what coming up soon for Antonia's Promise. Check out Antonia's Promise: https://www.antoniaspromise.com/-Please Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and turn on Reminder Alerts for info on new episodes every week.Listen to audio version of "The Inventress Podcast" on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio and other major podcast platforms by visiting this link: https://linktr.ee/theinventresspodcast and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe wherever you listen. Follow "The Inventress" on social media:https://www.facebook.com/lisa.ascolesehttps://twitter.com/lisaascolese?lang=enhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BXAiWRlgzIS/?hl=enHave a a new product or idea and need help? Book a consultation with Lisa Ascolese "The Inventress" and take your product from concept to fruition. Email Lisa@InventingAtoZ.com or visit www.InventingAtoZ.com

5 Star Living Show Podcast
The Queen of Snacks | Meet Natalia Powell

5 Star Living Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 13:02


This week on the 5 Star Living Show, Felina B Flossin and Monickie Scott talk with Natalia Powell- Owner of Talia's Gourmet Goodies and Gifts - Home of Regal Puffs - THE SNACK THAT SUMMONS YOU - We, lovingly, consider her The Queen of snacks. What we discussed: - Why she thought success was going to be easy -Getting her snacks on QVC and HSN -What is a REGAL PUFF?   Let's Connect!

Real Talk with Coach Valery Molone
EP. 127 How to Expand Your Brand with On-Camera!

Real Talk with Coach Valery Molone

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 43:42


Joining me today is Cat Janisko. Cat's journey speaking in front of national crowds started 16 years ago, at age 14. Her experience speaking on behalf of national organizations as a titleholder in the Miss America Program inspired her to pursue a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After receiving her Broadcast degree from Penn State, Cat worked as a local TV news anchor and reporter, and, within one year of her post-grad career, transitioned to the national stage, as an on-air sales and marketing host at QVC. For the last decade, Cat has sold over $300 million worth of products on QVC and HSN and has dedicated her life to coaching stars, on camera and on stage. She has an intuitive eye for talent, and is an expert in helping her clients create a confident personal brand that sells. In this episode, we cover: ➞ What Cat does in her own words! ➞ What made Cat feel inspired to pursue the path she chose? ➞ What Cat wished she knew when she got started? ➞ What are the 3 tips business owners can apply to expand their brand with on-camera? Listen ♡ Comment ♡ Subscribe ♡ Please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the online life and business that they desire.

The Inventress Podcast
Episode 110 - Linda Peavy (LiPav Consulting, LLC)

The Inventress Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 22:33


My guest this week is my good friend and brilliant entrepreneur, Linda Peavy. Linda is the owner of LiPav Consulting, LLC, a marketing, grant writing, and communications firm.With over 21 years of marketing experience, Linda has developed marketing campaigns and collateral for special events, plays, educational programs, musical events, schools, authors, religious leaders, conventions, and major conferences across the country. Clients have included Biden for President Campaign, Miss America Organization, At the Well Young Women's Leadership Academy, Progressive National Baptist Convention, American Baptist Churches, and other organizations. Linda has worked with high-profile individuals, including Danny Glover, Delroy Lindo, Cathy Hughes, Nia Imani Franklin, Miss America 2019, Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe, Erica Alexander, Charlie Ward, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, and others. Her marketing skills have garnered publicity for clients in Essence Magazine, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the D. L. Hughley Show, Ebony Magazine, The Los Angeles Times newspaper, and Guideposts, to name a few. As a non-profit consultant, she has provided services for more than six denominations and numerous organizations. Through her grant writing services, Linda has worked with the largest foundations in the region as well as governmental entities. She secured funding and business development over $17,000,000 for non-profit organizations. Additionally, Linda consults with foundations to provide seamless grant administration. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the American Grant Writing Association.Check out LiPav Consulting: https://lipav.com/-Please Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and turn on Reminder Alerts for info on new episodes every week.Listen to audio version of "The Inventress Podcast" on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio and other major podcast platforms by visiting this link: https://linktr.ee/theinventresspodcast and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe wherever you listen. Follow "The Inventress" on social media:https://www.facebook.com/lisa.ascolesehttps://twitter.com/lisaascolese?lang=enhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BXAiWRlgzIS/?hl=enHave a a new product or idea and need help? Book a consultation with Lisa Ascolese "The Inventress" and take your product from concept to fruition. Email Lisa@InventingAtoZ.com or visit www.InventingAtoZ.com

Drag Time with Heklina
S2E18 - LIMITLESS! ft. Latrice Royale

Drag Time with Heklina

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 36:58


We're back with another episode of Drag Time with Heklina — and we want to know what you think about our theme song so be sure to give us a listen and chime in with your thoughts on our Facebook page “Drag Time with Heklina”! GGGG! We have Latrice Royale! She tells us all about what's going on in South Florida. She's a QVC mogul now so we get an update on Latrice products. Spirituality, growth, and life experiences are topics of interest and we hear a little about Latrice's life and personal accomplishments and we love her for sharing. We ask her all about what it was like to be on Celebrity Family Feud (S6, Ep.3) with RuPaul, Carson Kressley, Latrice Royale, Michelle Visage, and Raven-David Petruschin.  She has her own podcast! We had to ask about The Chop with Manila Luzon, a twice weekly critique of Drag Race (International) where you can catch the run-down, who did cute, and hear from the contestant queens in Holland and Spain. We have a lot of questions about Drag Tots (back for another season) and Lady Liber T herself is here to explain. Marc's (Now Adult) High School Drama Club is back and Latrice gives us a lesson in the theatre! Make sure you listen-in and find out how to make an audience lose their minds and what she wants to see in the future of drag. Support Drag Time with Heklina by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/drag-time-with-heklina

18 Summers: Candid Conversations About Family
Raising Children to be Confident and Curious with Henry Penix

18 Summers: Candid Conversations About Family

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 33:20


In those early years, you are your child's most important influence, and their early experiences may be more significant than the genetic make-up in shaping how they will later be able to learn and reason. Joining this episode is Henry Penix, talking about how confidence is the greatest gift a parent can give to their child.  Key takeaways to listen for Recognizing and shaping opportunities  How parent involvement can lead to a child's success Understanding intrinsic and extrinsic motivation  Ways to be an effective role model for your children  Nurturing your child's desire to learn  Simple principle and support to help your child succeed  Parenting tips to raise confident children About Henry Penix Henry Penix is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker, and international business and life strategist. In business at an early age, he created and grew a start-up from one employee to over 300, which led to a successful exit. He has been featured on the television show Shark Tank representing his Tulsa based technology company, which has taken him around the world. His company garnered over 1-Billion media impressions worldwide and was featured in Opera Magazine, Business Week, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg's and shown on Good Morning America, The Martha Stewart Show, and QVC. Connect with Henry   Website: Henry Penix Instagram: @henrypenix Facebook: Henry Penix   Connect with Us To learn more about us, visit our website at www.18summers.com or email us at info@18summers.com. To get a copy of our book “The Family Board Meeting”, click here. Subscribe to 18 Summers Podcast and leave a rating and written review! Social Media Channels Facebook Group: 18 Summers LinkedIn: Jimmy Sheils Instagram: @18summerstribe

Angel Invest Boston
Matt Singer, Musician and Founder - Music Moves Him

Angel Invest Boston

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 35:47


Join Sal's Investment Syndicate: Click to Join This podcast is brought to you by Peter Fasse, patent attorney at Fish & Richardson: https://www.fr.com/team/j-peter-fasse/ While in prep school Matt Singer performed at a religious ceremony and became fascinated with the impact his music had on the congregants. This fascination led Matt Singer to major in music at Yale, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and to think of how to make a life in music. Matt hit the streets soon after graduating to start his music business. For ten years he built Dawn Treader Production with marquee names such as Paul McCartney, James Earl Jones and the New York Philharmonic. Relying on the emotional connection possible on TV, he sold the CDs he produced by the tens of thousands on QVC. In 2007 he joined co-founder Amanda Eilian, in starting a company that is now changing the way large enterprises communicate with their customers and employees via video. Videolicious makes it easy for employees to produce polished videos personalized to particular clients that make emotional connections. The platform is now used by 4,000,000 users in 100 countries, it's even taught at 90 schools of journalism. Backed by Amazon and VC money, this startup is poised for continued growth. This is the story of someone who followed what seems to be an impractical passion but managed to create something that is useful to large numbers of paying customers. Listen to this candid and introspective conversation with a young man who thinks deeply but acts practically. In particular, I liked what he had to say about how founders can prepare their psyche for the arduous journey of building their startup: “It turns out that anything that you accomplish in life actually brings a crush of responsibility, so you really just have to enjoy the journey because there is no magic carpet ride of happiness that comes with any accomplishment.” HERE ARE THE TOPICS COVERED AND SOME QUOTES: Matt Singer Bio Matt Singer Actively Looks for a Way to Turn His Passion for Music into a Living, and Succeeds The Story of The Talk Market Which Became Videolicious How Matt Connected with his Great Co-founder, Amanda Eilian What Videolicious Does Today Sal Daher Reads a Review from Listener ChangDS and Ask Listeners to Leave a Review on iTunes The Pivot that Turned The Talk Market into Videolicious The Vision Stayed the Same, the Implementation Changed Great Point about Finding Your Focus “From the perspective of entrepreneurs, I think it's just good to note that you can have a vision but there are a lot of choices along the way in terms of who should you really sell to.” Videolicious is Taught at 90 Schools of Journalism – It's Becoming Ingrained Instead of a Sales Binder Videolicious Allows You to Send Your Customer a Compelling Personalized Video “Video is becoming the standard way that people create content.” Videolicious' Board Has Been Very Supportive – They've Been Amenable to Reasoned Arguments “Yeah, you've heard that theme of focus, focus, focus, but exactly what that means is not always super clear.” "Wow. What do I need not only just to get in the door, but also to keep them forever?" How Matt Singer Got Amazon as an Early Investor in His Company How Videolicious' VC Backers Help with More than Money The Interesting Route Videolicious Took to VC Funding The Path Ahead for Videolicious – Making Video Creation Ever Easier & More Effective Matt Singer's Three Bits of Advice for New Founders “Definitely finding a great co-founder is important… someone that you can really work with… work through thick and thin, because there's going to be ups and downs constantly and so it's great to have someone that can support you and you can support them.” “…thinking through the entire lifecycle of your customer from the acquisition to renewal.” Having a Long-term View Is Crucial in Selling to Enterprise Customers Because Everybody Works from Home, Videolicious Looks for Self-starters ” I do find that being able to tell the story and the vision is a good way to attract talent.” Other Startups That Matt Singer Admires – Companies That Make Using their Product Super Easy What Matt Singer Has in Common with C.S. Lewis “…most technology is pretty disruptive for your average employee. It's different than what they're used to doing. That's what you have to contend with as a startup, you assume that's a big jump, even if your product in the isolation is easy.” Matt Singer's Parting Thoughts – A Truly Valuable Observation “It turns out that anything that you accomplish in life actually brings a crush of responsibility, so you really just have to enjoy the journey because there is no magic carpet ride of happiness that comes with any accomplishment.”  

The Inventress Podcast
Episode 109 - Richard Gearhart (Gearhart Law)

The Inventress Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 10:15


This week "The Inventress" Lisa Ascolese is joined by #trademark and #patent #attorney Richard Gearhart of Gearhart Law. They discuss how they will be discussing all thing #inventing #prototyping #patents and #trademarks at the Learn & Earn Fast Track Course this Thursday 8/26 @ 7PM EST on Zoom. You can purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-n-earn-big-with-the-inventress-lisa-ascolese-special-guests-tickets-165313841149-Please Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and turn on Reminder Alerts for info on new episodes every week.Listen to audio version of "The Inventress Podcast" on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio and other major podcast platforms by visiting this link: https://linktr.ee/theinventresspodcast and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe wherever you listen. Follow "The Inventress" on social media:https://www.facebook.com/lisa.ascolesehttps://twitter.com/lisaascolese?lang=enhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BXAiWRlgzIS/?hl=enHave a a new product or idea and need help? Book a consultation with Lisa Ascolese "The Inventress" and take your product from concept to fruition. Email Lisa@InventingAtoZ.com or visit www.InventingAtoZ.com

Fitt Insider
97. Lou Lentine, CEO of Echelon Fitness

Fitt Insider

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 34:14


Today I'm joined by Echelon Fitness CEO Lou Lentine.    In this episode, we discuss the company's growing connected fitness platform — including smart bikes, treadmills, rowers, and interactive workout mirrors. Lou explains how Echelon was able to build partnerships with 12K retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Costco. Plus, he talks about the company's plan to release gaming-inspired content and strength training equipment in an effort to become the hub for at-home fitness.    More from Lou   Lou Lentine embodies the very definition of an entrepreneur. By the age of thirty, he built a $30 million dollar consumer products business. Today, he stands as the CEO of Echelon Fitness and President and founder of Viatek Consumer Products Group.    Echelon Fitness, is raising the bar on at-home connected fitness by making wellness accessible and affordable for everyone. From state-of-the-art indoor cycling bikes to first-in-class touchscreen fitness mirrors, auto-folding treadmill and smart rowers, Echelon incorporates thoughtful design and smart innovation into personalized workouts that fit into your active life, when it's convenient for you. Members can join a variety of live and on-demand classes led by down-to-earth personal fitness instructors who are there to help you stay balanced and reach your wellness goals. You can even track your performance against Echelon's live leaderboard and beat your personal best while cycling, boxing, strength training, cardio, yoga and more.   Viatek Consumer Products Group is a company that has developed solution-oriented merchandise that has attracted major retailers and TV Shopping Networks. His high level of corporate citizenship and exemplary talent within the sales industry has allowed Viatek to establish partnerships around the globe and distribute products in seventy countries spanning five continents. Some of his numerous honors and recognitions include: the World Trade Book of Honor Award, Exporter of the Year Award, Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 for Central Florida & Fast 500 USA, University of Central Florida Alumni of the Year, and a Nomination for the Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.   Lou Lentine believes that the frontier of innovation starts with an idea. Developing products that make sense or solve a common problem is one of his biggest passions. In his opinion, watching a product blossom from an idea to a reality, to ultimately landing in the hands of a happy customer is the biggest success any inventor can reach.   No stranger to direct response TV, Lou Lentine developed some of the most popular items on TV including the Hurricane Spin Mop, a revolutionary mopping system that cleans floors throughout the home without the use of harsh detergents which then landed on the shelves of major retail giants including Walmart, Target, Walgreens, and CVS. The Hurricane went on to be distributed in over 30 countries. Among his other notable inventions, the patented Renu-it Battery Regenerator, a Home Shopping Network's special,  sold nearly 2 million units worldwide; Mighty Jump — an emergency car jump starter sold millions of units globally.   Lentine and his affiliated companies have been developing and inventing products since 1992. He began promoting his products on television in 1996, including on HSN, the Shopping Channel Canada, QVC, USA, QVC UK, QVC Germany, and Shop TV Japan. He moved his business to Chattanooga in 2011. He has filed for more than 100 patents.    More from Fitt Insider   Fitt Insider is a newsletter and podcast on the business of fitness and wellness.   Join industry-leading operators and investors by subscribing: http://insider.fitt.co

Mom Your Business
Problems, Products and Patents with Sherrill Mosee of Minkee Blue

Mom Your Business

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 23:03


Sherrill Mosee is founder and inventor of MinkeeBlue organizational travel and work bags. With two engineering degrees in hand, she created the patented 3-in-1 stylish and functional bags for busy women on the go. After struggling with three bags while commuting to work on a crowded train into the city, she wanted one bag to organize and separate her shoes or lunch from her laptop and purse essentials. She can't sew or draw, so she went to Target and bought a bag to cut and created the style she envisioned in her head. What differentiates MinkeeBlue from everything else on the market is a folding shelf in the middle of the bag that creates an upper and lower compartment to separate items in the bag. MinkeeBlue has been featured in Forbes, Cosmopolitan, the Katie Couric Show, Today Show, QVC and Macy's. Sherrill is an alum of the University of Maryland, Drexel University, Philadelphia Fashion Incubator and the Workshop at Macy's.

Good Girls Get Rich Podcast
173 – How You Can Redesign Yourself with Cydney Mar

Good Girls Get Rich Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 38:07


This week's episode of Good Girls Get Rich is brought to you by Uplevel Media CEO and LinkedIn expert, Karen Yankovich. In this episode, guest Cydney Mar shares with Karen how she redesigned herself and how you can too. Cydney Mar is a multi-passionate entrepreneur with a flair for reinvention, believing that life lessons and skills go with you on your life journey. As a former national-level competitive figure skater for Canada and international fashion designer on QVC worldwide, Cydney works with her business clients to develop their product & service-based businesses. #GoodGirlsGetRich We want to hear your thoughts on this episode! Leave us a message on Speakpipe or email us at info@karenyankovich.com.   About the Episode: Cydney Mar is an international fashion designer and health and wellness expert, and it all started with ice skating. Throughout the years, she has redesigned herself to do what she wanted to do. How did she do it? Instead of ignoring her background and previous successes, she built off of them. Your past is important, and you can use it to help you achieve what you want to achieve. Listen in to Episode 173, hear more about Cydney's story, and start your journey of achieving what you want to achieve!   Episode Spotlights: Where to find everything for this week's episode: karenyankovich.com/173 Introducing this episode's guest, Cydney Mar (2:34) Why Cydney moved into the fashion world (10:13) The next evolution of the reinvention of Cydney (12:14) Why Cydney's products work well together (15:09) Love your liver (19:23) Cydney's continual reinvention (26:17) What's next for Cydney (30:10) Where you can find Cydney (31:25)   Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Where you can find Cydney Mar Website LinkedIn Twitter Facebook (Cydney Mar Wellness) Facebook (Face Mask Love) Facebook (Cydney Mar Product and Business Consultant) Cydney's Reboot Your Radiance Cydney's Health and Beauty Chat Cydney's Complimentary Call Sign up for the She's LinkedUp Masterclass Join my free Facebook Group if you have any questions about today's episode   Help Us Spread The Word! It would be awesome if you shared the Good Girls Get Rich Podcast with your fellow entrepreneurs on Twitter. Click here to tweet some love! If this episode has taught you just one thing, I would love if you could head on over to Apple Podcasts and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW! And if you're moved to, kindly leave us a rating and review. Maybe you'll get a shout out on the show!   Ways to Subscribe to Good Girls Get Rich: Click here to subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe via PlayerFM You can also subscribe via Stitcher Good Girls Get Rich is also on Spotify Take a listen on Podcast Addict

Inside QVC
Ep101 June Poster

Inside QVC

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 31:07


Will Gowing chats to fashion expert and brand ambassador for Frank Usher, June Poster. June talks about her career as a model, moving into the commercial side of fashion and working her way to the top, plus how she came to join QVC following a collaboration at the BAFTAs.

What Do You Know For Sure?
#85 Self Care with Keeley Aydin

What Do You Know For Sure?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 16:58


A conversation about how we care for ourselves, and particularly our skin care and how what's going on in the inside is always reflected in our biggest organ - our skin.Keeley is brand ambassador for Elemis and presenter on QVC.

Undressed with Bree Jacoby
Ep. 15 - Liz Kennedy

Undressed with Bree Jacoby

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 53:41


Bree went BTS inside Liz's closet doing multiple edits with her and styling appointments for various events for Liz. The two became friends after being mutually connected. TV Host and on-air Beauty Expert. She is currently a host and producer of a new digital series that premiered in 2019 called Inner/Outer Beauty. Previously Liz was the face of Cindy Crawford's Meaningful Beauty skincare line for QVC and was also a host / producer of a makeover segment on the Steve Harvey Show. You may have also seen her on New York Live & CBS New York, Chicago's Windy City & the Jam, or Amazon.com, to name just a few. She has been an on-camera skincare expert for several brands including L'Oreal and SKYN Iceland. In addition to being a TV Host and on-air Beauty Expert, Liz is on Citizen Cosmetic's Advisory Board and is also a strategic Joint Venture partner on a new cosmetics tool called BeautyMagnet™ Known for her authenticity, ease to work with, and vibrant energy, Liz has the distinctive ability to connect with people from all walks of life and in any situation. Whether she is giving the gift of a makeover to a mom who deserves it more than anyone or is working with one of Hollywood's top celebrities, Liz knows how to spark dialogues that are engaging, entertaining, and most importantly rooted in years of professional experience. Liz also has a passion for supporting diversity, inclusivity, and doing well by doing good. @lizkennedy www.lizkennedy.com Have a question? Call in and leave us a message. Your question might be answered on an upcoming show! (323) 212-5905. Want a revamp in your closet and style? You can sign up for the BREE JACOBY service by going to our website breejacoby.com and a stylist will reach out to you ASAP.

The Blogger Genius Podcast with Jillian Leslie
#187: How to Start Selling on Amazon Live

The Blogger Genius Podcast with Jillian Leslie

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 46:59


Are you wondering how to start selling on Amazon Live? Have you been shopping on Amazon and seen people selling like they've got their own QVC shows? Today, I've got Nicole Carr, from the blog Take It From Nicole, on the podcast. She's been selling on Amazon Live for about six months and she's been making a six-figure income doing it. If you want to know how often she goes live, how she structures her shows, how she figures out what to promote, and how she stays consistent, don't miss this episode. She shares all her affiliate marketing tips and Amazon Live secrets. Show Notes: MiloTree MiloTree Easy Payments Beta Tester Take It From Nicole Become a Blogger Genius Facebook Group All Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunes Stitcher YouTube Spotify Amazon Music

Behind Her Empire
How to Quit Your Corporate Job & Build a Million Dollar Empire with Vicky Tsai, Founder of Tatcha

Behind Her Empire

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 59:39


Vicky Tsai, founder of Japanese beauty brand Tatcha, had a nontraditional path to eventually founding one of the top skincare companies today. About 10 years ago, Vicky decided to leave her thriving career and travel the world in search of happiness and meaning in her life. In her travels, when visiting Kyoto, Japan, Vicky had a life-changing meeting with a Geisha. She learned some of their natural skincare secrets which healed her skin & soul in the truest sense and she wanted to bring the same experience back with her to the US. However, Vicky's success did not come easy. She struggled for years to get the brand off the ground and was over $600,000 in debt at the time. When she started the company, there weren't many direct-to-consumer brands, Asian beauty and skincare wasn't a thing and no one was interested in clean formulas for their skin. Fast forward to today, Tatcha is available in Sephora & QVC and is the second fastest growing women-led company on the Inc 5000 list. And last year, Unilever acquired Tatcha for a reported $500 million dollars. Vicky is passionate about giving back. Since inception, they have partnered with Room to Read in their mission to educate girls globally and have sponsored over 3 million days of school. In this episode, we'll talk to Vicky about: * How 9/11 impacted Vicky's perspective on life's meaning and purpose [4:26]* Vicky shares how she used business school to do introspective work on herself [6:54]* Vicky discusses her career trajectory and why Howard Shultz, CEO of Starbucks, played a big role in her leaving her corporate career [11:23]* Vicky shares how she thinks about social entrepreneurship and using business as a vehicle for social change [16:18]* Vicky describes why Kyoto, Japan made such a big impact in her life & truly healed her from the inside out [18:28]* How Vicky thinks about money, risk & success and key tips she shares with entrepreneurs when starting a business [20:54]* How Vicky sold her engagement ring to buy 10,000 blotting papers and bring Tatcha to life [24:58]* Why Vicky decided to not raise money from investors early-on & the personal sacrifices she made to keep the business afloat [27:20]* What Tatcha looked like in the early days and how she eventually got the product in Sephora & QVC [34:11]* Vicky shares her advice on raising money with institutional investors [45:03]* Vicky describes how she felt when stepping down as CEO and the immense growth the Company saw when she stopped caring about what others think [46:14]* Vicky shares what it was like to sell her company for $500 million dollars and the legacy she wants to leave behind [53:46]Follow Tatcha:* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tatcha * Website: https://www.tatcha.com/Follow Yasmin:* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yasminknouri/* Stay updated & subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.behindherempire.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Inside QVC
Ep100 Pipa Gordon

Inside QVC

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 53:35


Will Gowing speaks to presenter, writer and podcast host, Pipa Gordon! Pipa discusses her 20 years at QVC, living through personal challenges from a very young age and inspiring others through her podcast 'Inside My Wardrobe', as well as her work on PipaGordon.co.uk. 

The Nextlander Podcast
010: Quality Value Convenience

The Nextlander Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 107:40


With mere days till John Madden emerges from his slumber and the games truly begin, we dip into a few recent indie releases like Splitgate, Jupiter Hell, and Grime, discuss Vinny's brief INTERmission, talk about the exodus from indie darling Fullbright, run down all the games from Nintendo's Indie World Showcase, goggle at the Prisoners of the Ghostland trailer, ponder Nic Cage's dinosaur skull, and more!   00:00:07 Intro 00:00:47 City Slickers 00:03:56 Nicolas Cage is heating up 00:20:26 Games 00:20:44 Splitgate (PC, PS4, PS5 XBX, XBO) Currently in Beta 00:35:24 Jupiter Hell (PC) Out Now 00:44:24 Too many minis from board game kickstarters 00:46:32 Grime (PC) August 2, 2021 00:50:21 Hades (PS4, PS5, XBO, XBX, XBS) August 13, 2021 00:56:54 Atrio: The Dark Wild (PC) Early Access 00:58:29 Final Fantasy 7 Remake INTERmission 01:02:01 Upcoming releases 01:03:43 Break 01:03:49 Video Game Industry News 01:04:31 That time Alex was on QVC selling Beatles Rock Band 01:08:29 Toxic workplace claims at Fullbright 01:18:00 Nintendo Indie World Showcase 01:19:05 Bomb Rush Cyberfunk (2022) 01:19:54 Axiom Verge 2 (PS4, PS5, Switch, PC) August 11, 2021 01:20:15 Boyfriend Dungeon (PC, XBO, XBS, XBX, Switch) August 11, 2021 01:20:19 Necrobarista: Final Pour (Switch) August 11, 2021 01:20:22 Islanders: Console Edition (Switch) August 11, 2021 01:21:05 Garden Story (Switch, PC) August 11, 2021 01:22:24 Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition (Switch) August 11, 2021 01:22:51 Curious Expedition 2 (Switch version) August 11, 2021 01:23:07 Metal Slug Tactics (PC, Switch) 2022 01:23:23 Eastward (PC, Switch) Sept 16, 2021 01:23:38 TOEM (Switch, PC) Fall 01:24:28 Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon (Switch, PS4, PC) Winter 01:25:15 Tetris Effect:Connected (Switch version) October 8th, 2021 01:25:34 Far: Changing Tides (Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, PC) 2022 01:26:30 Loop Hero (Switch version) Winter 01:28:08 Date and times for Microsoft and Keighley at Gamescom 2021 01:34:31 Where is John Madden? 01:39:05 We named the dog Indiana 01:40:29 Wrapping up and Thank Yous 01:42:06 Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts 01:44:06 Nextlander Content and business

Blast Points - Star Wars Podcast
Episode 277 - The Steve Bryant From QVC Interview Episode

Blast Points - Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 69:42


Back in the 90s, the seeds of Blast Points were planted as we would watch Boba Fett hologram watches and Yoda head mugs be sold on the legendary Star Wars QVC specials hosted by the engergetic and hilarious Steve Bryant. It's a dream come true as this week we proudly welcome Steve Bryant on to our show. Join us as we talk to Steve about the time QVC almost burned down and Mark Hamill saved everyone, riding in cars with Steven Tyler, being recognized at a Renaissance Fiar, the lasting legacy of the Star Wars QVC specials and so much more. It's the episode everything has been building towards so get out those film strip suspenders, piss off Shatner, listen today and celebrate the love! Check out Steve online ! https://stevebryantblog.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJgG0iI3KHfQKeWLU-C8SNA Watch some classic Star Wars QVC specials here : Steve & Steve at thier best : https://youtu.be/Li0P-EAZWOs Steve & Mark Hamill burning down the house : https://youtu.be/6D6BY_idXao JOIN THE BLAST POINTS ARMY and SUPPORT BLAST POINTS ON PATREON! WEEKLY BAD BATCH REVIEW EPISODES! MANDO SEASON 1 & 2 REVIEW EPISODES!! BLAST POINTS Q&A EPISODES! Exclusive Commentaries! Extra goodies! and so much MORE! www.patreon.com/blastpoints new Blast Points T-SHIRTS are now available! Represent your favorite podcast everywhere you go! Get the logo in the BRAND NEW GREEN edition & other cool styles while supplies last! Get them here: www.etsy.com/shop/Gibnerd?section_id=21195481 visit the Blast Points website for comics, recipes, search for back episodes and so much more! www.blastpointspodcast.com if you dug the show, please leave BLAST POINTS a review on iTunes and share the show with friends! If you leave an iTunes review, we will read it on a future episode! honestly! talk to Blast Points on twitter at @blast_points leave feedback, comments or ideas for shows! "like" Blast Points on Facebook for news on upcoming shows and links to some of the stuff we talk about in the show!! Join the Blast Points Super Star Wars Chill Group here www.facebook.com/groups/BlastPointsGroup/ we are also on Instagram! Wow! www.instagram.com/blastpoints your hosts are Jason Gibner & Gabe Bott! contact BLAST POINTS at contact@blastpointspodcast.com send us show ideas, feedback, voice messages or whatever! May the Force be with you, always.

Cleared Hot
Episode 193 - Rob and Dana Linn Bailey with Matt Vincent

Cleared Hot

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 154:33


Dana Linn Bailey is an American IFBB Pro fitness and figure competitor (physique category). She is the winner of Joe Weider's Olympia in 2013. Dana Linn was recruited to play soccer for West Chester University, as a starting defender and help lead her team to NCAA's and playoffs. When she graduated from college, she made the transition to lifting. She entered her first figure competition in 2006 at the Lehigh Valley Championships and competed in figure up until 2010. She taught Physical Education at Conrad Weiser Middle School in Robesonia Pennsylvania until 2007, when she retired to focus on her career. In 2010, she decided to participate in the very FIRST Physique show, which was 2011, JR. USA's in Charleston, SC. She won overall, received her IFBB pro card, and became the first women's physique pro in the NPC/IFBB. Dana has made countless appearances since competing in events such as the Fit Expo and guest poses at the Flex Lewis Classic. Alongside these guest appearances, DLB has taken up several other competitions like the American Ninja Warrior, has gotten to Nationals and The Arnold Classic for Powerlifting, and lastly participated in the Brute Showdown Women's edition alongside Brooke Ence, Maddy Forberg and Mattie Rogers. Rob Bailey defines the term entrepreneur. He developed an interest for sewing at the age of 7, and by the time he was in high school, he was designing, creating, and selling his own clothing. In college, he shifted his pursuits from football to becoming an executive chef at a Michelin restaurant, then a career at QVC. He founded his brand and clothing line Flag Nor Fail in 2008 out of his garage, while simultaneously pursuing music, releasing his first album in 2012. In 2015 he founded a supplement company called Run Everything Labs and currently is building a real estate business of unique Air BnB's, warehouses, and real estate. Matt Vincent is known for being a two-time Highland Games World Champion and strength athlete. He spent more than 10 years competing in powerlifting, strongman, weightlifting and Highland Games. Although his knee injury caused him to have a total knee replacement and remove himself from competing completely, Matt will continue to share his fitness passion through seminars, book writing, fitness apparel and podcast. In Matt's first book, Training Lab, he spelled out the philosophy of “The HVIII,” and tried to capture the spirit of self-improvement through self-loathing. This idea would serve as the spark that led to HVIII Brand Goods and a ton of adventures. Matt chronicles his travels and conversations with people in the strength game and beyond on his podcast UMSO. https://www.shipstation.com https://www.betterhelp.com/clearedhot https://www.feals.com/clearedhot https://www.mtntough.com/clearedhot  

MODEL SECRETS
Behind the scenes at QVC

MODEL SECRETS

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 34:23


Jeanette Shustack-Allred is a photographer currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She specializes in fashion and beauty product photography. In 2016, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in photography from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Shustack-Allred's work reflects an influence from both fashion and graphic design. She utilizes bold color and patterns within her work, which gives her photographs a distinctive sense of elegance. She plays with dynamic color combinations that highlight relationships in her subjects. Her skill with interpretive lighting creates dynamic geometric elements within the frame. Shustack-Allred has her hand in every part of the production of her imagery. She conceptualizes the models hair, makeup and wardrobe for her projects. She also is involved in the photo styling on set, building backdrops and creating accessories, like headpieces, that she uses in her photographs. Shustack-Allred incorporates fashion and beauty into her personal work as well. She creates photographs with social themes such as women's empowerment and environmental issues. Her past series Common Ground and Celebrating Women explore some of these subjects. Shustack-Allred is currently working on a project that investigates recycling and reusing materials, with a connection to fashion. She will be studying recycling in general and then tying it to reusing materials in the fashion industry. Along with fashion and product photography, Shustack-Allred also has a background in graphic design and videography. For thirteen years she worked in the U.S. Army as a Multimedia Illustrator. Here she designed products like logos, page layouts, and posters. Knowing this, you can see how she is influenced by graphic design. Her time in the Army is also where she learned video editing. Shustack-Allred continues to explore video in her current work. She now films and edits her own videos, as well as creating animations with still images. As in all of her imagery, she ties in fashion elements into her video work as well. www.shustackphotography.com @jeanetteshu Linda Russell's styling and design career started 11+ years ago. Linda's expertise includes, but not limited to: art direction, wardrobe, editorial, commercials, beauty, social media, branding, athletes & celebrity styling. Six years ago, she moved to the east coast to continue her journey. Soon after, she was hired by the agency Creative Drive. She was promoted to Lead Stylist for the client Under Armour. Shortly after being promoted to Lead Stylist, she was given the opportunity to Art Direct for Under Armour & National Geographic for various projects. Her role as the lead stylist & art director was to direct, provide creative ideas along with mentoring and training others. After 3.5 years of working for an agency she decided to start her own business Linda Russell Style. She has expanded her business to not only fashion & art direction, but also interior styling and design. Some of Linda's clients include National Geographic, Under Armour, McCann, NFL, Verizon, Smartypants, 33mile, CustomInk, Boscov's & QVC. Most recently Linda moved to Austin, TX where she is looking to expand her business and discover new possibilities. www.lindarussellstyle.com @linda_russell_style

Captivate the Room
Expanding Your Reach w/ April Meese

Captivate the Room

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 63:11


Welcome to the show.  You are in for quite a treat today! With me on the show is my amazing friend, April Meese who is an incredibly talented businesswoman who can teach you how to take your business to the next level in big ways. Today, April and I are focusing on her expertise in getting publicity for your business.  April has packed today's episode with so much great content when it comes to getting your name or your business in front of your ideal client. April and talk about her signature method for gaining publicity, why publicity is so important, exact steps to take to get visible and so much more! You don't want to miss this episode.   Guest Bio April Meese has been an aesthetician since 2001 and a permanent cosmetic professional since 2005.  She's traveled internationally as a skincare speaker and addressed worldwide audiences with a special television appearance on the Dr. Oz Show in 2010, as well as a skincare expert on QVC. Ms. Meese opened Enhancing Beauty in New York City and quickly grew the business to a multiple 6-figure permanent cosmetic business, while only working part-time 3-days a week.  April was soon elected to the SPCP Board of Directors and later received the SPCP Ambassador Award in 2017 for her continued industry assistance.   Putting her business degree and marketing minor to good use, April founded the online marketing program Elevate Your Beauty Business where she helps PMU professionals increase their income up to 50% with the AMP-lify method. She is also the host of the “Beauty Marketing Simplified” Podcast.  Her passion is helping other female entrepreneurs around the world so that you can increase your income and impact with less stress.  You can find April: www.aprilmeese.com https://www.instagram.com/aprilmeeseinc/  https://www.aprilmeese.com/media 

Kickass Boomers
Who is "Grandmapreneur" Connie Inukai and how did she get her very first product on QVC?

Kickass Boomers

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 35:11


“From instruction to innovation.” This has been the journey of our Kickass Boomer of the Day, Connie Inukai. After retiring from her position as an adjunct professor, she became a serial entrepreneur, award-winning inventor, author of “How I Got My Product on QVC, The Today Show, and More...In Retirement,” and creator of Write Your Selfie and Grandmapreneur.  She left the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University teaching technical writing to invent “Tip ‘n Split,” the first restaurant calculating device with magnifier and light. What made this invention successful was her recognition of a problem that has not been solved yet. Join me in this episode and learn why Connie is a Kickass Boomer!  [00:01 - 04:59] Opening Segment I introduce and welcome Connie Inukai How Connie pitched her first product to QVC [05:00 - 15:35] “An Unlikely Inventor” Connie talks about her rise from a retiree into “an unlikely inventor” How she's making her own publicity  She gives us a sneak peek at her book  [15:36 - 25:27] Write Your Story  An important reminder for Boomers who want to sell a product  Can you “write” your selfie?  Connie tells us how  Here's the funny story about how Connie got her name  [25:28 - 30:26] What If You Fly?  Our grandparents were once kids too How can the Boomer Nation connect with you?  Links below Don't miss these parting words from Connie!  [30:27 - 35:10] Closing Segment  Why invent the Tip ‘n Spit Boomers can still be curious about many things!  Final announcements    Tweetable Quotes: “I don't give up and I think [people] like it when you're persistent.” - Connie Inukai “Nobody says you are too old to have curiosity and wonder.” - Connie Inukai “Passion has no expiration date.” - Connie Inukai   Resources mentioned:  Connie's articles on Entrepreneur 6 Reasons to Pursue Entrepreneurship in Retirement Do I Need a Business Coach?   Email connie@grandmapreneur.com to connect with Connie or follow her on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.  GRAB a copy of Connie's book, How I Got My Product on QVC, The Today Show, and More...In Retirement, to promote your product even if you don't have any experience!  Check out Grandmapreneur Inventor to know more about her work Here's the perfect gift for your parents and grandparents, “Tip ‘n Split” Write your life story through pictures! Start here.   ----- BEE BOLD, NOT OLD.  LEAVE A REVIEW and join me on my journey to become and stay a Kickass Boomer! Visit http://kickassboomers.com/ to listen to the previous episodes. Also check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.   You can also connect with me by emailing terry@kickassboomers.com. 

Wheels On Fire : An Absolutely Fabulous Podcast
S3E6: This is The End, Sweetie!

Wheels On Fire : An Absolutely Fabulous Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 80:48


It's our season 3 finale! Eddie and Pats are oceans apart and while Saffy makes waves at uni, Gran's just drowning in QVC cr*p! Will things ever be just like the old days again? Join Leo, Peter & Cooper to find out, sweetie darling!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Wheelsonfire)

Your Superior Self
The Full Spirit Workout- Kate Eckman

Your Superior Self

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 68:38


Kate  Eckman is the author of, The Full Spirit Workout: A 10-Step System to Shed Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Spiritual Core, and Create a Fun & Fulfilling Life, which will help you excel at the game of life research-backed strategies (New World Library, April 27th, 2021). She empowers high-achieving individuals to actualize their full potential. She leverages her experience as well-known communication, performance, and mindfulness expert; an accomplished entrepreneur; and a former elite athlete to equip leaders with the tools, methodology, and energetic boost they need to compete and win at the game of life. With a results-driven approach rooted in neuroscience, positive psychology, and whole-person coaching techniques, Kate helps her clients succeed in and out of the boardroom and on and off the field. She guides them to identify who they are beneath their titles and labels, clarity their priorities and values, and then co-create a game plan to get them from where they are now to where they most want to be … adding in some fun and humor along the way. Kate incorporates a mind-body-spirit approach into her coaching engagements, recognizing that when we take care of our inner world, our outer world takes care of itself. Clients report that working with Kate leads to greater focus, energy and presence; increased performance and resilience; more meaningful relationships and newfound confidence; and greater overall well-being and fulfillment. As someone who is known to thousands as a broadcast journalist and an international TV personality, Kate understands the pressures and demands to be always “on,” perform at a high level and be an exceptional team player. She brings that high-level presence, professionalism, and infectious enthusiasm to each coaching engagement. Kate recently led and organized the team behind the launch of QVC's first and only proprietary beauty brand, which made more than four million dollars in sales the first day alone. Known for her incomparable salesmanship, she helps global beauty brands shape their vision, strategy and innovation to inspire the achievement of breakthrough results. Kate earned her B.A. in communications from Penn State University, where she was an Academic All-American swimmer. She received her master's degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She graduated at the highest level from Columbia University's executive and organizational coaching program. Kate is also a certified International Coaching Federation Coach (ACC) and a licensed NBI consultant. Passionate about mindfulness practices for both brain and body health, Kate is a meditation teacher and course creator for Insight Timer, the world's number-one ranked free meditation app.

Inside QVC
Ep98 Ophelia Dennis and Annaliese Dayes

Inside QVC

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 43:17


Will Gowing catches up with QVC's newest presenters, Ophelia Dennis and Annaliese Dayes! Ophelia and Annaliese talk about their backgrounds, previous jobs, the audition process and what they're looking forward to here at QVC

IntHERrupt
INT 040: Learning to say “No” and be okay with it

IntHERrupt

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 17:26


Regardless of your profession or career, there will always be times you need to say no. But even though it is a necessary skill, many people find it difficult to say no in personal or professional situations. In today's episode, Linda is joined by the CEO of Cleo and Coco Suzannah Raff to learn how to say “no” and be okay with it. Suzannah has worn many hats throughout her professional career. After receiving an MA in business, Suzannah worked in high technology before pivoting to a tech startup that eventually went public. She later went on to receive another MA in social work and worked another five years before launching her brand Cleo and Coco, where she is the current CEO. Cleo and Coco make clean and luxurious personal care products, transforming the personal care industry by putting “care” back in personal care. She's had to say “no” in virtually all of these career steps. As a brand founder, she has values for her product that she holds firm.  She found that manufacturers will say they can produce her products more cheaply by using an alternative ingredient that isn't as clean or pure. Suzannah has to hold firm and say no in those instances. As a Sabbath-observant Jewish woman, Suzannah doesn't look at her phone or computer for 24 hours, starting at sundown each Friday. She has had huge business opportunities occur within that timeframe that she's had to turn down (like going on-air for QVC) because they went against her values. But Suzannah doesn't feel guilty about saying no because these instances go against values she has for herself and her life. How can someone learn to say no? It's much easier to say yes and keep the peace (saying no can cause conflict.) But to start saying no, Suzannah has three strategies: Stop and think about the situation or problem.  Have a list of your values and what is important to you. Run it against your list of values, and if it goes against any of them say no. Instead of saying “no,” determine the smoothest route to accomplish the same goal. Explain why you can't do it, say complimentary things about it, come up with another solution or compromise. When to say “yes” instead of “no”: If the opportunity or problem doesn't go against anything on your list, ask yourself why you want to say no in the first place.  The opportunity might be a chance to push yourself and try something new.  Suzannah also says yes anytime something is within her bandwidth and brings value to someone else. But remember, it must be within your bandwidth for it to be worth it.  How did Suzannah discover her values? She makes lists for any major life decisions she has to make. Where is she at now? Where does she want to be? What does she need to do to get there? Have a brainstorming session with yourself, write down all of your ideas, and turn it into a list of your top 10 What would you say to someone struggling to say no after saying yes Sometimes just talking it out with somebody might make you feel better. Recognize that there are times you just need to set a boundary, find a friend, and vent to them to get it out of your system. Barrier looking to break? Access to capital for female founders. Less than 10% of venture capital goes to female founders. Been interrupted? SHe's interrupted her own career a couple of times Throughout those interruptions, how has overcoming them been helpful? Beginnings are always difficult, but Suzannah enjoys the challenge and likes starting new things. Do you have stories to tell? Connect with Linda to share them. This podcast is produced by TSE Studios. Check out other podcasts by TSE Studios, including this episode's sponsor, The Sales Evangelist, helping new and struggling sellers close more deals and achieving their sales goals. Subscribe to the IntHERrupt Podcast so you won't miss a single show. Find us on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, and Stitcher. Audio created by Ryan Rasmussen Productions.

Love the Work You Do
Bring Your Ideas to Life with Cydney Mar - Episode 64

Love the Work You Do

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 33:43


Cydney Mar is making an impact by helping leaders bring their ideas to life. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur with a flair for reinvention, believing that life lessons and skills are your life journey. As a former national-level competitive figure skater for Canada and international fashion designer on QVC worldwide, Cydney works with her business clients to develop their product & service-based businesses.

The Glossy Beauty Podcast
QVC and HSN CMO Brian Beitler: Video commerce is becoming the new standard

The Glossy Beauty Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 39:53


Although QVC may have set the blueprint for modern-day livestream shopping, which was accelerated by the pandemic, the televised home shopping network was not exempt from the challenges of the past year. “[QVC] still had its own complexities for the way that we thought about the business, the way that our associates were engaged and [the way that our] team members were engaged in connecting with customers,” said Brian Beitler, CMO of QVC U.S.A and HSN. QVC was also tasked with adapting to changes in customer preferences, as the demand for categories outside of the beauty and wellness spaces increased. “We saw those categories that were built around creating a sanctuary at home take off,” said Beitler. “That included everything from [investing in] home decor to bringing your gym inside your home, so that you could take care of your body and your health, to evolving even your beauty routines and rituals." In conjunction with evolving alongside consumers, Beitler said that the unique experience that QVC provides its customers is also crucial for its success. “People [were] looking to be able to get the kind of experience and education that they might have been getting in a retail experience,” said Beitler. “We're set up very much from a video commerce perspective to give you some of that social experience that happens in the store." And while QVC and HSN may be “the original innovator[s] in this space,” there is still room for the network to grow, especially as competition ensues between different livestream shopping platforms, said Beitler. “We've been working over the last several years to innovate our storytelling in these spaces and to access more of the places that we tell these stories,” said Beitler. Since launching on Roku in 2013, QVC has recently expanded its accessibility to devices like Amazon Fire TV and Comcast Flex.

The Lion's Den
#116 The Wild Side

The Lion's Den

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 61:06


On this episode the guys react to dealing with a privileged heckler, QVC ads, Brent's visit to the dentist, a reaction to Normani's “Wild Side” and more! REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE, RATE, AND REVIEW on Apple and YouTube! PATREON - for members only content visit: https://www.patreon.com/thelionsdenpod Live Shows: Brent & Jason in Phoenix: https://phxevents.cblive.com/events/46874 Brent & Jason in New York: https://www.gothamcomedyclub.com/comics/brent-morin CLIP CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfm0aBqyx29ZElCThqH_oVw YouTube SUBSCRIBE: https://bit.ly/39AMOdU Email: podthelionsden@gmail.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelionsdenpod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podthelionsden Facebook: https://facebook.com/podthelionsden PO Box: 4804 Laurel Canyon Blvd, 223, Valley Village, CA 91607 Brent Morin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brentmorin/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrentMorin Website: http://brentmorin.com/ Jason Collings Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasoncollings/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jasoncollings Website: https://www.jasoncollings.com/ Will Burkart Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willburkart/ Stand-Up: https://www.youtube.com/c/willburkart

Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith
Jesus Listens to Our Doubts: Jamie Kern Lima & Cole Arthur Riley

Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 30:50


Every Christian faces a time in their relationship with Jesus that is frustrating, that's full of questions, full of doubt, full of wondering if God is even real, if He listens, or if He cares. But time and time again, the Lord has proven that He does hear your every prayer, as Psalm 66:19 reminds us: “God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.” God is also okay with our doubts—He gives us the space we need to figure out for ourselves that He is good, all the time, and He will be with us always. This week's guests are two dreamers—the founder of IT Cosmetics, the largest luxury makeup company in the country, Jamie Kern Lima, who faced years of trials and God doubt but managed to find a way to keep the faith, and God rewarded her with the breakthrough she'd been longing for. And the creator of Black Liturgies, Cole Arthur Riley, a born skeptic who educated herself on a variety of religions before finding a home in the Christian church who held space for her questions.   Links, Products, and Resources Mentioned: Jesus Calling Podcast Psalm 66:19 NIV Jesus Calling TV show Jesus Calling Stories of Faith Susie McEntire-Eaton Circleallacess.com Past interview: Dominic Done Upcoming interview: Michael Franzese   Jamie Kern Lima IT Cosmetics Believe It Jesus Calling app Rosacea QVC Cosmetic Executive Women Miss Lisa Mason. QVC show host jamiekernlima.com  itcosmetics.com   Cole Arthur Riley Black Liturgies Chesterton House Blackliturgust.com Instagram   Interview Quotes: “I think so many of us learn that sometimes God's setbacks are really set ups for what we're supposed to do next.” - Jamie Kern Lima “Truthfully, there are nights when I'd get these really hard rejections and I'd end up crying myself to sleep. And the one thing that kept going as I would literally pray and be like, ‘God, I feel like you put this dream on my heart and I don't understand why it's not working, am I wrong?'” - Jamie Kern Lima “All of us have had people reject us or tell us we're not enough or we need to change who we are to fit in or we don't belong. And I think so many times learning to turn down the volume on that and not let it take root in our spirit is so important, because I believe our calling is always stronger than our opposition.” - Jamie Kern Lima “I would rather show real women all ages, shapes, sizes, skin challenges, skin tones. And if the single mom in Nebraska is going to give me two seconds of her time and she turns on her television, even if she buys nothing, I would rather have her see women who look like her and me calling them beautiful and meaning it, than sell a ton of product and stand for nothing.” - Jamie Kern Lima “I was really fortunate to have spiritual mentors early on that allowed me to have a lot of agency over my seeking even as they were teaching me things that probably felt really basic to them in many ways.” - Cole Arthur Riley “Words do have tremendous power, both their presence and their absence. I think our task as Christians is to be really honest and faithful discerners of what any given moment calls for, voice or silence. Both can be oppressive, but both can be beautiful disciplines of rest, hope, and solidarity.” - Cole Arthur Riley “It can be a real gift for us to join voices with other people across space and across time to say, ‘This is who God is, this is who we are,' and to tell the story.” - Cole Arthur Riley ________________________ Enjoy watching these additional videos from Jesus Calling YouTube channel: Audio Playlist: https://bit.ly/2PrbuwH Video Playlist: https://bit.ly/2PsmEkJ What's Good? Playlist: https://bit.ly/3i7VUlZ ________________________  Connect with Jesus Calling Instagram Facebook Twitter Pinterest YouTube Jesus Calling Website

Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast
Bradley Bayou, "Stay Relevant", Real Estate Developer, Interior Designer & Owner of Bradley Bayou Design shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #180

Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 32:12


Bradley Bayou, "Stay Relevant", Real Estate Developer, Interior Designer & Owner of Bradley Bayou Design shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #180 Bradley Bayou is an "artist" in the truest sense of the word. He is an interior designer, a real estate developer, a clothing designer, and a fine artist. Bradley is extremely successful in all of these disciplines. He talks about creating and sustaining a brand and how details create the larger picture. He is a true visionary, and his insights are something not to be missed. More About Bradley Bayou: Bradley Bayou is a multidisciplinary designer whose career spans fashion, fine art, and interiors. Since establishing Bradley Bayou Design in 2010, an interior design and development firm based in Los Angeles and New York City, he has developed a portfolio that has garnered acclaim from publications including Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Elle Décor and Dwell. Bradley helmed his eponymous couture line for over a decade — dressing everyone from Oprah Winfrey and Geena Davis to Beyoncé and Anne Hathaway. Due to the success of his own line, he was appointed as the creative director of Halston to revive the brand. After leaving Halston, he launched his ready-to-wear line with QVC and wrote the best-selling The Science of Sexy in pursuit of making beauty and feeling good truly democratic. He has collaborated with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Richard Meier, Angelo Donghia and Architectonica. In interior design, Bradley's diverse talents crystallize into striking, unforgettable spaces. Every property and client that comes to Bradley Bayou Design is given exacting attention and care. Since its formation, the firm received national accolades and continues to hone its luxurious world aesthetic. Bradley was born in Texas and is a graduate of the Phillips Andover Academy, University of Texas and Southern Methodist University. He later studied at the Skowhegan and Corcoran schools of painting and sculpture. About Michael Valdes:  Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives. Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby's International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for a decade where he oversaw a book of business of just under $1 billion. He has the distinction of being the first Director in the United States of Latino descent. Mr. Valdes is the Chair of the AREAA Global Advisory Board and co-host of the 2020 AREAA Global Luxury Summit. He is also a current member of the NAHREP Corporate Board of Governors. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. He is a former Board Member of Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach as well as the Shanti Organization in San Francisco. Michael was also a Board Member of Pink & Blue for 2, an organization started by Olivia Newton-John to promote breast and prostate cancer awareness. Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council. He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

The Inventress Podcast
Episode 107 - John Abbate (Podcast Producer - AV Tech)

The Inventress Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 56:54


My guest this week is my amazing Son In Law, John Abbate. John is the Co Producer/Technician for "The Inventress Podcast" Producer, AV Tech for all of the Inventing A To Z/AOWIE events, video editor, web designer and so much more!!!Reach out to John - Email: johnmabbatejr@gmail.comFollow John on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnabbatejr/Resources mentioned: www.skillshare.com-Please Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and turn on Reminder Alerts for info on new episodes every week.Listen to audio version of "The Inventress Podcast" on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio and other major podcast platforms by visiting this link: https://linktr.ee/theinventresspodcast and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe wherever you listen. Follow "The Inventress" on social media:https://www.facebook.com/lisa.ascolesehttps://twitter.com/lisaascolese?lang=enhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BXAiWRlgzIS/?hl=enHave a a new product or idea and need help? Book a consultation with Lisa Ascolese "The Inventress" and take your product from concept to fruition. Email Lisa@InventingAtoZ.com or visit www.InventingAtoZ.com

The Inventress Podcast
Episode 106 - Brittany Abbate (POAC Autism Services)

The Inventress Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 31:52


This week Lisa is joined by her amazing daughter and former podcast co host Brittany Abbate. They talk about what Brittany has been up to since the wedding last October, updates on POAC Autism Services and her continuing journey to a healthy lifestyle.Check out POAC Autism Services: www.poac.net-Please Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and turn on Reminder Alerts for info on new episodes every week.Listen to audio version of "The Inventress Podcast" on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio and other major podcast platforms by visiting this link: https://linktr.ee/theinventresspodcast and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe wherever you listen. Follow "The Inventress" on social media:https://www.facebook.com/lisa.ascolesehttps://twitter.com/lisaascolese?lang=enhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BXAiWRlgzIS/?hl=enHave a a new product or idea and need help? Book a consultation with Lisa Ascolese "The Inventress" and take your product from concept to fruition. Email Lisa@InventingAtoZ.com or visit www.InventingAtoZ.com

Talking With Teri
Talking With Teri and Tracy Gold

Talking With Teri

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 26:05


Today's guest in Talking With Teri is Tracy Gold. She is an entrepreneur, speaker, and TV presenter. She created her YouTube channel, Tracy Gold Fashion Tips, to inspire women over 40 to look and feel fabulous regardless of their age. In just two years, she grew her following to more than 20,000 subscribers with over 2 million views. Tracy is a vetted On-Air Guest Host for QVC and has been hand-picked by Katy Perry to represent her shoe collection on QVC. Tracy recently started The Tracy Gold Show to offer her audience inspiring interviews and lifestyle tips that will help them thrive in midlife and beyond.Connect with her:Email: info@tracygoldshow.comWebsite: https://tracygoldshow.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracygoldshow/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/tracygoldfashiontips 

All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett
AB Replay: Schmear Campaign: Inside the Reinvention of the Bagel with Elyse Oleksak

All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 31:05


This week we're revisiting our visit with Bantam Bagles co-founder Elyse Oleksak Bagels are a NYC staple, but today's guest thinks they needed an upgrade. Elyse Oleksak and her husband, Nick, were both working on Wall Street in 2008 when they decided to reinvent the bagel. Complicating this tall task, neither had culinary experience. After a lot of trial, error, and hustle, Bantam Bagels not only launched, but took off quick. Hear how they went from QVC to Shark Tank to Starbucks and just about every grocery freezer case in America on this episode of All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett.   Join the C-Suite Network: https://c-suitenetwork.com/executive-membership Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Healthy Wealthy & Smart
545: Kate Eckman: The Full Spirit Workout

Healthy Wealthy & Smart

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 34:14


In this episode, author of The Full Spirit Workout, Kate Eckman, talks about achieving success and fulfillment. Today, Kate talks about the 5 P's of Confidence, the story behind the Full Spirit Workout, and how we can find personal fulfillment and success. How can we boost our mental metabolism? How can we achieve our goals? Hear about coaching programs, how to handle perfectionism-itis, and get some valuable advice, all on today's episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast.   Key Takeaways “Coaching isn't consulting. It's not therapy. It's not problem-solving.” “Remember to stay in your own lane, think about the impact that you want to make, and the work that you're here to do.” “So many people see the end result and they just want that, but what they dont see is all the work that we have put into it.” The Five P's of Confidence (and 2 Bonus P's): Presence. Being fully present where you are, in the moment. But also, showing up like you mean it. Patience. “Hold on loosely.” Put in your work, take those action steps, and then take your hands off the wheel, gently lean into trust, detaching from those outcomes, release expectations, and trust in the process. Purpose. This is your ‘why'. It's important to have a strong ‘why' that will keep you going, even when it doesn't feel like anything is working out for you. Preparation. Build habits that lead to better behaviours that lead to better results. Practice. Your talent warrants investment. Pause. Take a moment of mindfulness. Person. Be a person. Lean into not only the person you present to the world, but the messy person behind-the-scenes. “We don't often give ourself the grace to expand our inner selves.” “You can do whatever you decide is important enough.” “Everyone is struggling with something.” “Even if you don't tell someone else, tell yourself the truth.” “It's all happening. Keep going. Keep trusting. You're doing a great job. I'm so proud of you. Just go relax and have some fun. You're doing great.”   More about Kate Eckman Kate Eckman empowers high-achieving individuals to actualize their full potential. She leverages her experience as a well-known communications, performance and mindfulness expert; accomplished entrepreneur; and former elite athlete to equip leaders with the tools, methodology, and energetic boost they need to compete and win at the game of life. With a results-driven approach rooted in neuroscience, positive psychology, and whole-person coaching techniques, Kate helps her clients succeed in and out of the boardroom and on and off the field. She guides them to identify who they are beneath their titles and labels, clarity their priorities and values, and then co-create a game plan to get them from where they are now to where they most want to be … adding in some fun and humor along the way. Kate incorporates a mind-body-spirit approach into her coaching engagements, recognizing that when we take care of our inner world, our outer world takes care of itself. Clients report that working with Kate leads to greater focus, energy and presence; increased performance and resilience; more meaningful relationships and newfound confidence; and greater overall well-being and fulfillment. As someone who is known to thousands as a broadcast journalist and an international TV personality, Kate understands the pressures and demands to be always “on,” perform at a high level and be an exceptional team player. She brings that high-level presence, professionalism, and infectious enthusiasm to each coaching engagement. Kate recently led and organized the team behind the launch of QVC's first and only proprietary beauty brand, which made more than four million dollars in sales the first day alone. Known for her incomparable salesmanship, she helps global beauty brands shape their vision, strategy and innovation to inspire the achievement of breakthrough results. Kate earned her B.A. in communications from Penn State University, where she was an Academic All-American swimmer. She received her master's degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She graduated at the highest level from Columbia University's executive and organizational coaching program. Kate is also a certified International Coaching Federation coach (ACC) and a licensed NBI consultant. Kate is the author of, The Full Spirit Workout: A 10-Step System to Shed Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Spiritual Core, and Create a Fun & Fulfilling Life, which helps readers excel at the game of life with research-backed strategies (New World Library, April 27th, 2021). Passionate about mindfulness practices for both brain and body health, Kate is a meditation teacher and course creator for Insight Timer, the world's number-one ranked free meditation app.   Suggested Keywords Coaching, Spiritual, Perfectionism, Mental Health, Workout, Community, Confidence, Goals, Support, Presence, Patience, Purpose, Preparation, Practice, Pause, Person, Health, Truth, Fulfilment, Success, Impact,   Pre-order the book for FREE gifts: https://www.thefullspiritworkout.com   To learn more, follow Kate at: Website:          https://www.kateeckman.tv Facebook:       Kate Eckman Instagram:       @kateeckman Twitter:            @kateeckman Pinterest:         @kateeckman LinkedIn:         Kate Eckman YouTube:        Kate Eckman   Subscribe to Healthy, Wealthy & Smart: Website:                      https://podcast.healthywealthysmart.com Apple Podcasts:          https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthy-wealthy-smart/id532717264 Spotify:                        https://open.spotify.com/show/6ELmKwE4mSZXBB8TiQvp73 SoundCloud:               https://soundcloud.com/healthywealthysmart Stitcher:                       https://www.stitcher.com/show/healthy-wealthy-smart iHeart Radio:                https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-healthy-wealthy-smart-27628927   Read the full transcript here:  Speaker 1 (00:01): Hi, Kate, welcome to the podcast. I'm really excited to have you here. Thank Speaker 2 (00:06): You so much for having me. It's my joy to be here. And now, Speaker 1 (00:08): As I said, in your bio, you are the author of the full spirit workout. And we will talk about the book in a little bit, but what I'd love to talk about first? Well, a couple of things. So one I, one thing I'm actually quite curious about, I noticed on your website that one of the coaching programs you went through was the Columbia three CP program. And I know a lot of listeners are always wondering what, what is a coaching program? How can I get into that? So can you talk just briefly about that before we get going? Just so listeners have a better idea of where you're coming from? Sure. Speaker 2 (00:48): So it was a very, very rigorous intense program. It was about a year, a little over a year, and it was, it was deeper and harder than master's degrees. And I had colleagues who went to Columbia business school. They said it was harder than that. I mean, it was really intense and hardcore, but it was such thorough training. And we learned whole person coaching techniques and neuroscience and positive psychology. And it was just so much peer coaching and, and really going through a really detailed process and going through the guiding principles of coaching and going through just so many programs and processes that they had developed. And that main man named Terry [inaudible], who started the program, who is a genius. So I was just working alongside so many top notch people and minds, and the faculty was incredible and, you know, coaching right now is I feel like everyone in their mother is calling themselves a coach. Speaker 2 (01:48): And it, it, it kind of disheartens me a bit because it is a serious role where you're holding someone's well-being and in your hands. And it needs to be, I think, a bit more regulated and taken a bit more seriously. And that's why I chose this program. And I wanted to have this knowledge and, and taking the profession very seriously and not to sound like a total nerd, but I also loved that they required us to write a massive research paper that was almost like writing a thesis and, and really dive into the art and the practice of coaching. That's Speaker 1 (02:19): Amazing. I have to, I didn't think that it was going to be that rigorous year because oftentimes I hear, you know, kind of coaching programs might be a couple of months, three or four months. So that is much, much more than I thought. It sounds incredible. Speaker 2 (02:33): It was, was probably the best investment I've ever done. And I, I have gotten another graduate degree at Northwestern years ago and journalism, and I was about to say, I love that program. I liked it. It was it, that was another superintendent. Was it a year intensive program that I took an accelerated program and nearly killed me. It was, it was so much work. So between undergrad and grad and then this program, the Columbia was I think my favorite and just rewarding and just to be able to help people and an impactful way. And so much of it is, is, is underneath the surface level though, you know, it's listening to what people aren't saying and, and really reading and feeling body language and just opening up this space and container for people to come to their own conclusions. I think that's another misconception about coaching, coaching. Speaker 2 (03:22): Isn't consulting. It's not therapy, it's not problem solving. You know, when I first got into coaching, that's what I thought it was like, if you were my client and you came to me for example, and said, I want to make more money. I thought it was my job to come up with this business plan or to come up with the solutions. But really it's, we're focusing on the client's agenda and you have all the answers. It's my job to ask the questions that will make you reflect so deeply questions. You've never been asked before to take you into the depths of yourself where you actually have the answers. And of course, I can say some things I can ask for permission to add here and there, but really it's about bringing out your own wisdom. That is way more powerful than anything I could say to you or tell you to do. Does that mean makes sense? Speaker 1 (04:08): Yes, absolutely. And, and I thank you for that because I agree the word coaches all over the place these days. And I think that was a really succinct way of saying, Hey, this is what coaching is, and this is how I learned how to be a good coach. And I think that that makes a big difference. Speaker 2 (04:29): And it, it really is a partnership. I like to say, I'm your thought partner and, and we are co-creating together. And it does become about that, that container. So, you know, I, everyone who's in the field obviously wants to help someone. I just invite and encourage people, whatever your field is. And you know this from your profession too. I think this, I come from a family of doctors. So I come from a family where you go to school for years and years and years, and you have to have the medical school and the fellowship and the residency and all the things before you can, no one can just call themselves a doctor on Instagram, you know, or a physician. And so I see, I see I've seen what my brother has gone through, for example. So I think I wanted to, I want it to be there and, and, and have longevity and just the type of people that I wanted to coach who quite frankly, are not going to put up with any nonsense, know the high achievers are professional athletes. Speaker 2 (05:23): They expect you to come in and be on top of your game. And that takes training. And that takes research. And that takes working on, on yourself. And then as I like to say, you have to fine tune your instrument before you can play it for the world. And there's no escaping that. And you know, when you're in the midst of the hard work and you're paying a lot of money to work really hard, and you see people around you who have no credentials and are making 50 K whatever on Instagram to sell something, that's when you have to just remember to stay in your own lane, think about the impact that you want to make and the work that you're here to do, because it wouldn't be tempting. I can see why people like I would never go back to school or I would never pay money or do some intensive program. That's too much work, but I just, I just have to ask what kind of impact do you want to make? And I can even feel some eyes rolling or, you know, a lot of people, I think don't want to hear what I'm saying, but for me, this is, was the right decision. Speaker 1 (06:21): Yeah. Well, I think I can say with confidence that I feel like my audience does want to hear what you're saying, because you know, as physical therapists who go to school for seven years, Speaker 2 (06:31): You know, my mom's a PT, so I Speaker 3 (06:33): Love you already. Yes. Yeah. Speaker 2 (06:36): So I, I, I, okay, so your audience gets it because I, you do a lot of the Instagram crowd. They, and I'm not saying that that's your audience, but they kind of think I see it, that culture thinks the opposite. And it is kind of frustrating because same with writing a book, for example, I think so many people see the end result, whatever it is, and they just want that. But what they don't see is all the work that we have put into it. And this, this reminds me of even a story that just came to mind that comes to me often, which is interesting because it literally happened 20 years ago. But in 2001 country singer Shelby, Lynne won best new artist. And when she accepted her award, this is the only acceptance speech I have ever remembered at the Grammys ever 20 years ago. And she was gracious. And she said, thank you. But also kind of mocked the award and said, best new artist. It only took me 13 years and six albums to get here. I just thought, yeah, because people think you just show up and no, you have to put in the work. And I don't know why people aren't wanting to hear this or understand this. And so all everyone listening who has been through your seven year program, I honor you, and you will have a much greater impact and you will have the longevity. And, and if I was your patient, I would feel so held in your care. So thank you. Speaker 1 (08:05): Yeah. Yeah. That's great. And you know, I, as I mentioned, I said, I could say with good confidence that my audience would agree with you and that this is a nice segue to talk about. One of the things that that you coach and that's confidence. So what are the five PS, the letter P just for people know of confidence? Speaker 2 (08:28): Sure. So it's presence, patience, purpose, preparation, and practice, because I love you and your audience. I'll give you two bonus piece. And that is pause and person as in be a person, and I'm happy to quickly go through them. And it's something that we can all discuss later, even offline or online somewhere, but presence. So presence obviously is being fully present where you are with whomever you're with, even if it's just yourself. So the phones and the TV and all of it is off. And you are just there in the moment, focusing on your breath, focusing on the task at hand right now, I am locked into you. Nothing else. There's a million other things that could be going on, but being present. And then with that comes, bringing your presence. So showing up like, you mean it. So many people tell me, oh, I'm not getting a school. Speaker 2 (09:25): This isn't happening. And I'm like, I don't think that you care, you're showing up. Like you don't care. So I think bringing that energy, bringing that enthusiasm to everyone, you meet and to everything that you do, patients, oh man, I think of that 38 special song that says, hold on loosely. So I think sometimes we're all guilty of gripping. So tightly to our goals, we want this relationship. We want this job. We want this money. And when we grip so tight, we actually repel it. So putting in your work, taking those action steps and then taking your hands off the wheel and gently leaning into trust and detaching from those outcomes, releasing expectations and Shelby Lynn, the story I just told what a perfect example of patience, right? And trusting in the process and confidence stems from the words to trust, to do something with trust, which is great because you can build on that. Speaker 2 (10:18): And it's something that comes from within purpose is your why. So it's so important to have a strong why that will keep you going. Even when it's hard, when you want to throw in the towel, when it doesn't feel like anything is working out for you, that's what this book. I had a really strong why. My two friends who are no longer with us and they kept me going when it was really challenging. And I think a lot of people, this is where they get tripped up because I'll ask them, well, why do you want to do this? And they often don't have a good answer. Or the answer is impressing other people or just money is the only goal. Things like that. It's like the people who say, well, I want to be a parent because when I post pictures of my kids on Instagram, I'll get more likes. Speaker 2 (11:01): Ooh, probably going to hate parenthood. And your kid's probably not going to go over well. Yeah, yeah. Not a good reason to be a parent. Yeah. So I, I, yeah. And, and if you are a parent, you are my personal hero. I don't know how parents get anything done. I, I bow down to them every day. Preparation of course is about, you know, building habits that lead to better behaviors that lead to better results. So that boosts your confidence when you're prepared and practice, there's this misconception that we don't have to put in that much work. It's like what I was saying about school and the credentials. And I think of Tom Brady, because we're the same age. We're both big 10 athletes. He's still winning super bowls. And my knees hurt when I go to Pilates. So Tom Brady are an inspiration, but Tom Brady is the best because he practices harder than anyone. Speaker 2 (11:52): You know, people think, oh, well, if you need that much work, you must be the worst. No, you, you P he practices that much. Cause he's the best, not the worst and your talent merits investment. So practice pause is really what the, this inner fitness program is about. It's, it's taking that moment before you respond to the upsetting email, before you tell the jerk what a jerk they are. It's taking that moment of mindfulness and thinking, okay, I'm really upset, but I'm willing not to be. And who do I want to be instead? So it is about non-reactivity again, I got to practice this a lot. And, and the last one is, is, I mean, they're all my favorites, but this one makes me laugh, be a person. My speaking coach, Eduardo, plusser always says this to me because I'm someone who has struggled with perfectionism and performance and obsession with performance. Speaker 2 (12:39): And he always says, just be a freaking person. And this is really about our humanity and just leaning into not just the person we present to the world who has put together, but that really messy person behind the scenes, just trying to keep it all together. He or she is awesome to let let's embrace that and just be a person. Cause that's where that's, what's really beautiful about us, right? Our humanity, and just being willing to show up, even when it's hard. And, and that's, that's another, a key building block of confidence is, is our willingness to show up and not be great first or ever that's to be in dance class, never going to be a great dancer, but you show up, I build confidence because I dare to put myself out there and not be good and a room full of dancers and feel like a complete, but it's fun. And, and it's, it's that one activity I can do where I it's such a rebellion against my inner perfectionist. Cause there's, there's never going to be a perfect performance dance class. It's, I'm just there to show up and, and, and move around and, and release some energy. Speaker 1 (13:40): Absolutely. You're speaking my language. Totally. I, cause I took, when I was at Equinox, I always took this dance class. It was like six 30 in the evenings. And it was with this guy, Johnny, and some days it would be like jazz hands. Some days it was hip hop. So I'm not a dancer, but I would show up and I would have the best time. And I mean, there are women in there who were clearly dancers in their early years. I mean, they're like in their sixties and seventies and they're splitting and high kicking and doing all this stuff. And I'm like, I can't even touch my toes when I'm sitting. And these women have like, their, their stomachs are on the ground, you know, but it's true. You go out there, you put yourself out there. And the more I did it, the more confident I was as a dancer, not that I'm a good dancer, but I was confident in what I was doing because I practiced. And the more I did it, the more, and I also think the more I really enjoyed it. Speaker 2 (14:34): Yeah. And, and those moments, then we become a dancer and I had this woman in class who was a gorgeous dancer and I had to perform in front of these people. Let me restate that. I got to be a person in front of these people. And they, they wrote the one woman wrote me a note after class. And she said, you are a dancer. And I thought, yeah, I am. Cause I'm here dancing. It's not about being ushered J lo or you know, whomever it's I'm yeah. I'm here dancing and I'm a dancer. Speaker 1 (15:04): Yeah. That's great. And you know, and it brings me to that concept of perfectionism and performance, which a lot of high achievers have they have perfectionism itis or performance itis. I don't know that those are words, but you know what I'm talking about. So what do you say to those high achievers where it's all about high performance and perfection? Yeah. I first Speaker 2 (15:32): Would want to work with people like I had to do with myself and just ask, where does this come from? Where does this thought process come, where you even think you have to perform or achieve at this high level to even be worthy or valuable or loved. And it really is about feeling safe in the world and not feeling so alone. And that's the story I tell in the book about being the four year old at the swim club and being in swim lessons that I didn't really like and overhearing my instructor, tell my mom that I'm not a very good swimmer and how heartbreaking it is for me as an adult to think of my sweet little innocent. Four-Year-Old thinking like, oh gosh, I, I love my mom and dad. I want them to be proud of me. I don't want them to have a daughter who's a bad swimmer, especially since they're so athletic and then going on to break every record at that swim club, because my mentality was I have to perform at a really high level to be safe and not just when the love of mom and dad, but I guess I need to impress strangers. Speaker 2 (16:34): So they say nice things about me and I can feel worthy. And, and then people will love me because I'm good at something. And they can be wowed by my quote unquote performance and what a trap that is. So I think it is about taking ourselves back to where we even come up with this mentality. But I think when we are in that place of obsession, it's like I said, you have to go back to being a person, but you have to also go back to why do I even, why am I even doing this? And, and I think when you are more clear, even I have a client who's extremely wealthy, extremely high achieving, and he's coming to that point in his life. He's about to turn 50 where he thinks, what does all of this even mean? What is my cause? He had a health scare and what if I pass away, what is my legacy that I made a bunch of money? Speaker 2 (17:22): And, and so he's starting to think of what impact he wants to make, or, you know, like many of us, we experience external success, but then we feel unfulfilled on the inside or insecure full of self doubt, full of anxiety. And so I think it's just coming back to what, what really matters to us and who are we underneath all of the titles and the labels and the achievements and the accolades and awards, all of that stuff, and really clear on that. And then your desire to be perfectionistic or to always have to perform at a high level goes away because you know who you are without all this stuff. And then spoiler alerts, you actually end up achieving more and less time and attracting the people, experiences relationships, because you've become the person who just gets to have that or gets to be that rather than striving and forcing and controlling. Does that make sense? Speaker 1 (18:19): It does. Yeah, absolutely. And it has me going back in my head, like, is that why I did that? Is that why I did this? Was it for, you know, to have your parents feel proud of you or to have people tell you, wow, that was so good. Or for, yeah. I need to do a lot of inner work thinking about this right now, Speaker 2 (18:43): But what a great practice that I invite you and everyone listening to do is go back and think of that limiting thought or think of, wow, I am so anxious and it's because I feel like I have to impress people or earn someone's approval and try to go back. And it's always in childhood something. And it's something that we don't even think of. I hadn't thought of that swim club moment until I was doing heavy thought around this book when I was writing it and doing a lot of meditation and reflection, and that story came I'm like, where did this come from? This obsession and how crazy right. And that we hold onto, and then also inviting everyone to, instead of the criticisms or the society that tells us how we don't add up ever, especially as women. So really think of the compliments or think about your strengths and, and, and making that the root of your core belief system instead of all that other crap. Yeah. Speaker 1 (19:36): Oh, it's so good. And now let's talk a little bit more about the book. So the full spirit workout. So what is, what was your why for writing the book, talking about purpose, right? So let's tie it together. What is your why? Speaker 2 (19:52): Oh, you're so good. My, why is salmon Roth? There are two dear friends. They were both two of the loves of my life and they both decided to leave us. They both took their own lives almost a year to the day of one another. So I lost both of them in one year. And this project, I call it a divine assignment. It's the most challenging life assignment I've ever had, certainly the most rewarding, but I did it for them. And for everyone who has felt like them in a place of hopelessness or despair who didn't have the tools who didn't feel confident or secure or safe to reach out for help, who thought they had to do it all on their own or hold it all in. And the, the name of being a man or looking cool to the outside or not wanting to show their dark side for lack of better term, and also wanting it to be a celebration of life for everyone. Speaker 2 (20:47): And, you know, I talk about society and, and it's really sick right now. And it bombards us with all these messages about how we aren't enough and it doesn't give us the tools to, to be healthy and happy. It's just, it's the constant negative. And so, you know, I was a competitive swimmer for 17 years and knew how hard I had to train my physical muscles to compete at a high level. And after losing them and finding myself at the Dwayne Reed on eighth avenue and 34th street contemplating taking a bottle of pills, I knew that my life depended on answering this wake up call and shifting the way that I was choosing to live my life. Like everybody, I will say everybody is guilty of placing their worth outside of themselves. Some may not even realize it, but that's why they have the emptiness feeling on the inside at times. Speaker 2 (21:38): And I really just dove into so much studying and research and spiritual tools and practices and, and, and went back to school and just really wanted to put a program together for everybody. You know, someone said, who is this book for? And I said, everyone who can read, because we all need these practices, just like, we all need to exercise our physical bodies to stay healthy and fit and strong. And it's not about looking hot in a bikini. It's about being able to navigate the world and do everything that you, you want to do and can do whether it's travel or get out of bed. This isn't about a six pack abs, but this, my program will give you a six pack spirit, and that will lead to health on every level. So I just encourage everyone, even if it's five minutes a day to do some of these practices, I wrote this book and a fun is in the subtitle. Speaker 2 (22:27): So this is fun. It's, it's a workout you're going to actually want to do and return to. And, and I return to these practices daily because it's just like exercise or sleep or eating. It's, it's part of our health that we need to tune into every day and, and give ourselves this gift. And if I've learned anything this past year, my wellbeing comes first, no matter what, I'm not willing to go to a dark place. Again, I, I'm not, I'm not doing it. And I, I just, I see so much struggle around me. I it's been such a challenging year for everyone. That life was challenging way before COVID and then everything else we dealt with, especially in this country this past year, it has just been trauma and chaos after trauma and chaos. And so this is really within these pages, just such a place to be in self discovery and be in self-growth and really get acquainted with yourself again and feel really good. And it's all there for you. So let's go, I'll just do it. Speaker 1 (23:28): Yeah. And I loved it. The thing that I really picked up on, you said, you know, you want to be able to like you work and you exercise and you move to help kind of expand your world. Right. I mean, as physical therapist, I mean, I have patients who are in pain, osteoarthritis of their knees, so they can't walk. They can't, they can't do the things they want to do. And they, and, and she said to me, just today, she's like years ago, my world was, I could do anything. Now it's just narrowed so much because I don't have the physical capacity to do the things that I used to do. And, you know, you hear that. And it's, it's so upsetting to hear, you know, and she has some other systemic issues going on as well. But so when you just said, you know, you want to kind of work on your inner spirit and your inner self, just like you would your, your health on the outside. Because again, you don't want to narrow your, your mind and your spirit, like you would, if you didn't exercise and move on the outside. That just so Speaker 2 (24:37): Brilliant what you just said. Yeah. Speaker 1 (24:40): It just really, when you said that, I said, oh gosh. And we see it all the time. And people from a physical standpoint, and we don't often give ourselves the grace to, to expand our inner selves as well. So I, Speaker 2 (24:54): I love it. That's such a great analogy. And that's why I did, because there is such an obsession with the physical and this world, right? What we physically look like face hair, skin, body, all of that. And the obsession with, with working out where it goes too far, the other direction where it becomes unhealthy and that's the whole diet culture and all of it, but that's such a perfect example. And people see that like, oh, I break my leg. I can't do X, Y, and Z, but so many people are injured on the inside because, or they're there, you have the spiritual flag, the emotional flag from just not working out are inside. And it's the same. It has the same limiting effect. And so when, when you do get fit and strong and resilient and optimistic on the inside, really the world is yours. Speaker 2 (25:37): And you, you, like I said, you attract the opportunities, experiences. You become the person who can actually attract and achieve your cherish goals and live the life you say you want to live. And I think a lot of us have forgotten that we have access to this and that we are powerful. And so I'm just gently reminding everybody to tune back into that and to live from that place so that you don't feel limited. So you don't feel like you have a broken leg or like, oh my gosh, I can't physically even exercise. I feel miserable. We're doing that to ourselves, with our minds and with our hearts and our spirits. We just, we don't even realize it. Yeah. Speaker 1 (26:15): And you know, I was going to just ask you what is the book's core message, but I think you just said it, is there anything you'd like to add? Speaker 2 (26:22): I mean, I, it is, I, I get very, almost like dramatic and passionate about it. Just reminding people who they are and, and being comfortable with who you are right now in this moment exactly where you are and reminding yourself of, of your strength and your inherent worth, and that you can do whatever you decide is important. I think people think, oh, this is just as good as it gets, or I can't have that. Or even had some woman say to me, well, you're beautiful. You can get anything you want. And I think, wow, are we still doing that to each other where we're, we're judging or policing or thinking that it's about what we look like? Or you can do everything because you have a nice house and, and diminishing each other and, and everyone is struggling with something. And, and I wish people would, would talk about it more and tell the truth. Speaker 2 (27:09): And even if you don't tell someone else to tell yourself the truth and sit, I call it my sit and stare time where it's, non-negotiable at least five minutes a day. And I sit and stare out the window or stare ahead. And I talk to myself like I would a small child and say, how are you doing, what do you need? What's working. And it has saved me so many times. And, you know, I can hear some people saying, well, it must be nicer. I don't have time to do that. Just like people say about meditation. And I say, I don't have time to be angry. I don't have time to treat people badly because I'm exhausted and overwhelmed. And at the end of my rope, I don't have time to be miserable. I don't have time to be sick. I don't have time to be rushed to the hospital and pay some crazy bill or whatever, you know? So I think it's just asking yourself, what do you really want? And who are you? And, and be willing to show up and just keep going and take little baby steps here and know that you're going to get stronger and stronger. And then you will crave this. You'll crave the sit and stare. You'll crave these journaling exercises and this time to really get to the core of what's happening inside of you. Speaker 1 (28:25): Excellent. I love it. Thank you so much. So again, everyone, the book is the full spirit workout. And now Kate, where can people find, you find the book, et cetera, et cetera. So Speaker 2 (28:38): You can find the book@thefullspiritworkout.com. And that will also link to my website, which is Kate ekman.tv, E C K M a N and Quebec men, everywhere on social. I'd love to connect with you. I love meeting people who are ready to kind of take on this journey and have fun with it. And we can all support one another. I really believe in community and collaboration over competition. And we're all in this together. So let's go, Speaker 3 (29:03): As you said, let's do it. Let's just do it. Yeah. Excellent. I love Speaker 1 (29:07): It. Thank you so much. One last question that I ask everyone, and that's knowing where you are now in your life and in your career. What advice would you give to your younger self? Speaker 2 (29:17): Ooh, hold on baby. It's it's all coming. It's all happening. Keep going, keep trusting. You're doing a great job. I'm so proud of you. Just go relax and have some fun. You're doing great. Speaker 1 (29:32): I love it. I love how you said. I'm so proud of you. That's so nice. Such a good exercise to do. I love it. Kate, thank you so much for coming on for your book and sharing all this great advice. And I just thank you very much. Thank Speaker 2 (29:47): You. You're the best. I appreciate you having me Speaker 1 (29:49): Pleasure and everyone. Thanks so much for listening. Have a great couple of days and stay healthy, wealthy and smart.  

Hollywood & Levine
EP228: Another Free-Association Episode

Hollywood & Levine

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 28:25


Ken riffs from topic to topic; everything from Jean Smart's new show “Hacks,” to Toronto, Kurtwood Smith, Gal Gadot, a power failure, making Claire Danes laugh, advice from Red Barber, and getting smacked by Wayne Newton. More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426