Episode 16 Pre-Interview: Get to Know Lea Goldsmith

Episode 16 Pre-Interview: Get to Know Lea Goldsmith

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On this pre-episode 16, I ask Lea Goldsmith some questions about life, inspiration and pet peaves. Get to know her and then check in next week for more about her story, including what almost took her life as a child and how she’s making a difference in lives through her gym Maximize Fitness, wellness and nutrional coaching and more.

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Episode 15: The Power of Curiosity

Episode 15: The Power of Curiosity

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On episode 15, we talk about a topic that I love… the power or curiosity. Being curious about how we’re made, curious about the world around us and curious about our work.

 From the episode…

  • Being curious about ourselves. Get to know how you’re wired, what makes you tick, your strengths, weaknesses, how you interact with others and the world. Check out www.16personalities.com and www.5lovelanguages.com.
  • Being curious about the world around you. Don’t assume things have to be the way they are
  • Being curious about your workplace. Ask questions. Shake things up. Challenge the current systems.
  • If you are a leader in your workplace, make sure you are making it a place conducive to people feeling safe to bring those ideas.
  • Four C’s. CARE–> CURIOSITY–> CHALLENGE–> CHANGE
  • Next episode. Interview with Lea Goldsmith of Maximize Fitness. First, a minisode where we get to know a little bit about her.

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Episode 14: Why Knowing Your “Why” Is Crucial To Making A Long-Term Impact | Jelani Pinnock

Episode 14: Why Knowing Your “Why” Is Crucial To Making A Long-Term Impact | Jelani Pinnock

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On episode 14, I talk with singer, songwriter, pastor and musician Jelani Pinnock (@jelaniaswad). We talk about his new single, King of Zion, his love for music, his inspiring story, and his passion for building into others and helping them use their gifts.

Jelani has tons of great things to share in this interview. Plus a surprise announcement! Check out my notes below for some details on what you’ll find in episode 14…

 From the episode…

  • Three words that best describe him: calm, passionate, real.
  • Who inspires him? Mom, his youth pastor growing up, Bob Marley, Israel Houghton, his wife, Kanye West.
  • What did he want to be when he grew up: to have a doctorate. A love for learning
  • A little bit about his family: surprise!
  • Pet peave
  • His current project. The Revival Project
  • New single: King of Zion (available everywhere).
  • His style
  • What started back in 2013
  • His business partner Clifford Gray
  • Their music label, the Launching Pad Music Group
  • Excellence is important
  • Set a new standard
  • The roots of his love for music
  • A love for songwriting – over 200 songs
  • His spiritual journey. Walking away. Turning around.
  • Learning. Going back to school.
  • Knowing your why
  • Do well what’s in front of you
  • Be Excellent. Understand Your Why. Pursue God Above All Else.

 

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Episode 13: How Launching a Dream Can Help Families Thrive and Open Unexpected Doors | Kevin Payne

Episode 13: How Launching a Dream Can Help Families Thrive and Open Unexpected Doors | Kevin Payne

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On episode 13, I talk with Kevin Payne from Family Money Adventure about how taking the leap to start blogging and creating his website has opened new doors that he wouldn’t have imagined. Kevin also shares some common pitfalls for families when dealing with money and how to plan epic trips on a budget.

Kevin is passionate about helping other families make good choices, make great memories, and love life together. You’ll want to take notes as Kevin has a lot of great tips to share for parents as well as for starters like you.

 From the episode…

  • Three words that best describe Kevin: Passionate, Laid back (counts as one :), Creative.
  • How does he capture his ideas so he doesn’t loose them?
  • Who or what inspires him? Gary Vaynerchuck, other writers, and Kevin’s family.
  • What did Kevin want to be when he grew up?
  • What is his favorite doughnut and doughnut shop?
  • Background on his website launch (www.familymoneyadventure.com) and his passion for Family, Finances and Travel
  • The story of his family
  • Being a pioneer
  • Some of the money hangups that families run into
  • Four tips to help get back on track financially
  • Kevin’s travel hacking tips that have enabled their family to do fun things on a budget
  • Credit cards
  • New connections he’s discovered through blogging
  • Biggest challenges launching
  • Internal struggles, fear, self-doubt, finding time, imposter syndrome
  • Opportunities that have opened up as a result of starting and blogging
  • Kevin’s tips for those looking to take their dream or passion and do something more with it

 

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Episode 12: What To Do When Things Go Wrong | Shawn Washburn

Episode 12: What To Do When Things Go Wrong | Shawn Washburn

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Life is full of obstacles… especially for Starters. If you are sitting on the sidelines, it might be smooth sailing. But as soon as you step into the ring, as soon as you take a chance and dare to believe that you can something greater with your dream or passion… that’s when you’ll find yourself face-to-face with an obstacle.

But what can we do when things go wrong? Is it possible to come out even better on the other side? Let’s talk about it on episode 12.

 From the episode…

  • The irony of a guy named Lebron leaving my great city of Cleveland just days after I decided on a topic for this episode
  • Why starters like you will deal with obstacles
  • A story from real-life hurdles
  • What happened to with my last two interviews and how I reacted
  • What I learned from the setback
  • 3 Steps we can take
  • 1) Remove ourselves
  • 2) Spend time with truth-tellers
  • 3) Evaluate and resond

 

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