This week on the podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tina Dietz, owner of Start Something Business Solutions. Tina and I met last September when she was speaking at Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference here in New Jersey. I knew from the moment that Tina shared her story that I wanted to invite her to be a guest on my podcast. I just knew that her story would inspire and excite YOU to start something brilliant.
Tina Dietz is an internationally acclaimed business coach, audiobook publisher and launch specialist, podcast producer and a bestselling author who has been featured on ABC, Inc.com, Huffington Post and Forbes.
Her podcast, The Start Something Show, was named one of the top podcasts for entrepreneurs on Inc.com. Her company helps clients who want more than just a business and more than a routine life – they want a Business Oasis. I LOVE that!
One of the things that we jump into during this interview is the idea that so many creatives and entrepreneurs struggle with avoiding shiny bright objects and staying focused. It’s because they have brilliant ideas and love starting new projects but often have a hard time finishing them. (I know this is one of my own personal challenges.) Tina sheds light on this topic and shows you how to redirect your excitement of “starting” so you can finish what you’ve started. It’s powerful!
Tina shares lots of great tips during our time together and suggests that you read the book, Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert.
You can connect with Tina and learn more about her by visiting:
Her website: www.StartSomethingCreativeBizSolutions.com
It’s hard to believe that this is my 87th episode, but it is. And that means that I’m only 13 episodes away from my next big milestone as a podcaster! I’ll share more about what I’m planning as we get closer.
For now, I want you to think about one thing that you learned from my interview with Tina and how you will implement it in your life.
Let me know what you’re going to start. You can leave me a note in the comments or send an email to Erica@momswithdreams.com.
I hope this was valuable to you in some way and that you now have a different outlook on your life, your business or both.
I’ll be back next week with more inspiration and education.
Get out there, do what you love and make a difference!
MWD 086: You Can Live a Rich Life w/Alisha Richard
This week I had a heartwarming conversation with motivational speaker and photographer, Alisha Richard. From a single parent struggling to make ends meet to a loving wife and successful entrepreneur, Alisha is on a mission to help young women and teens discover their potential in a world of possibilities.
During our talk, Alisha shared her journey as a teen mom, how she felt when she had to drop out of college and how she never thought she would ever own a business. Alisha takes us back to the moment when everything changed – when she realized that she was destined to be build her own dreams instead of punching a clock at a 9 to 5 job.
You’ll hear the formula that Alisha used to transition out of her corporate job and into full-time entrepreneurship. She shares her philosophy on how to tap into your heart’s desire. We talk about self-care and whether or not achieving balance is realistic. There’s much more packed into this interview that you’ll have to listen to hear it all.
Alisha’s Suggests that You Read:
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
Where You Can Find Alisha Online:
So, I’d love to hear what you thought about my interview with Alisha. You can leave me a comment below or email me at Erica@momswithdreams.com.
If you’re looking for support with tapping into your heart’s desire and discovering your God-given gifts, talents and potential, I would love to help you with that. Send me an email or schedule a complimentary discovery session here.
I’ll be back next week to keep you inspired and moving forward with your goals and dreams.
All My Best,
In this episode, I traveled all the way to Dubai to speak with Darren Carrington, the Video Impact Coach. With more than 25 years of television and radio broadcast experience, Darren helps individuals use podcasting and video to gain more clarity and confidence. His coaching programs help clients produce high-quality content that speaks directly to their ideal audience.
Darren talks about why video has become so popular, shares tips to help you get comfortable and confident with video, the best video platform to start with and much more!
Darren’s Suggested Books to Read:
Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Where You Can Find Darren Online:
Facebook Group: Better Videos, More Clients
Video is hot right now. Regardless of where you are in your journey, I highly encourage you to start using video to get yourself out there, build your name and reach the people who need what you have to offer.
There’s always room to grow, but you have to get started to get better. Take that first step and be open to learning along the way.
I’ll be back next week with another great conversation. Until then, reclaim your dream, do what you love and make a difference.
All My Best,
In this episode, I had an insightful conversation with Che La’Mora, an artist, creative spirit, writer, therapist and divorced mom. She talks about the inspiration behind her new book, Blood on the Pages: The Sideways Heart. Che shares her journey and process of emotional healing after going through a divorce.
Our conversation sheds light on some of the emotions that women go through with divorce but often keep to themselves. Che’s testimony is candid, honest and encouraging.
Che’s Parting Words of Wisdom:
“Take one moment at a time.”
Where You Can Find Che Online:
Website: http://chelamora.com (You can purchase Che’s book, Blood on the Pages: The Sideways Heart here)
Facebook group: The Sideways Heart
To get the eBook version, go to http://amazon.com
I hope you heard something that touched your heart and lifted your spirit, especially if you are going through a divorce or just getting out of one. Life will get easier. You will get through this. Just focus on getting through one day at a time, or one moment at a time, when things are really difficult.
If you have any questions or comments about what you heard today, you can post them below or email me directly at Erica@momswithdreams.com.
I look forward to having you join me again next week.
Before I go, I have a quick favor to ask of you. If you LOVE my podcast, would you be so kind and leave an honest review on iTunes at http://ericagordonlive.com/podcast? This helps more women find my show so they can also be inspired to create and live a life they deserve. Thanks in advance!
All My Best,
This week I had the pleasure and honor of speaking with Sarah Aderson, CEO of Expand Your Heart. Sarah is the authority that spiritual and visionary entrepreneurs depend on to help them transform their services into digital and physical products. Sarah is an international speaker, bestselling author, marketing strategist and empire builder. When she’s not creating products or helping change makers build generational wealth, you can find Sarah in Atlanta, GA enjoying trail mix with her awesome son.
You’re going to get a TON of value from my talk with Sarah!
She shares the biggest block that entrepreneurs struggle with in the beginning and what they can do early on to prevent this block and work around it if it shows up.
Sarah explains the difference between a business and an empire and why entrepreneurs should focus on building empires.
Sarah then breaks down the steps to help you (even if you’re brand new) start building your very own empire.
You’re going to learn simple, easy-to-follow tips for getting started with video marketing.
There’s a lot more inside this short interview, but you’ll have to listen to get all the juicy details.
Quotes and Highlights:
“If you’re building an empire, then it should be based on a lifestyle.”
“When you’re creating a product, you don’t have to marry it. Just get it out in the world so it can help someone.”
“Your first digital product does not need to be labor intensive or long and drawn out.”
“Your products are generating new leads and new potential clients that you may not have been able to reach had you not had a product on Amazon or other places that you can have them”
Sarah Recommends that You Read:
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – this life-changing book talks about honoring the present moment and paying attention to the simple things in life.
Where You Can Find Sarah Online:
Website: www.expandyourheart.org (this is where you can order your PowHer cards and get more information about Sarah’s card creation course that she mentioned in her interview)
Google Plus: plus.google.com/+ExpandYourHeartOrg
Sarah’s Parting Words of Wisdom:
“It’s so important that you know that products are not optional. The sooner you get started and start building that momentum, the better off the world will be and you will be.”
I truly enjoyed my conversation with Sarah Aderson. I hope you have a better understanding of the impact that you can make when with your own digital and physical products.
If you’re still at the beginning stages of your entrepreneurial journey and aren’t quite sure about the direction that you want to take, I’m here to support you in any way that I can. I can honestly say that I’ve been there and I can help you move forward.
Remember that you don’t have to work through this alone. If you’d like to talk more about your business and get directions for your next steps, send me an email at Erica@momswithdreams.com.
You can also leave a comment here if you have thoughts about today’s episode. I look forward to hearing from you.
All My Best,