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Are You Doing What You Love Most?

Today’s mini-sode we’re talking about following your passions and doing what you love most. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do career-wise after graduating college but I quickly realized working in a traditional corporate 9-5 job wasn’t for me.

I never really felt like I “fit in” in each of my corporate jobs and always knew there was something else I was meant to do but I had no idea what that was.

In this episode, I share questions you should ask yourself if you’re trying to figure out exactly what your passion is, how to not get bogged down with the “hows” of following your passion, and my own experience figuring out what I was most passionate about.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Are You Doing What You Love Most?: Are you doing what you absolutely love the most? Are you passionate about the career path you're on? If not, or if you no clue what your passion even is, this podcast episode is for you. Click to tune in and find out how you can start figuring out what your passion is and how you can make a plan to follow your dreams! #entrepreneur #thatsdarling #motivation #journal #routine #habits #quotes #inspiration #career #goals #morning

MINI-SODE | Are You Doing What You Love Most?

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Are You Doing What You Love Most?: Are you doing what you absolutely love the most? Are you passionate about the career path you're on? If not, or if you no clue what your passion even is, this podcast episode is for you. Click to tune in and find out how you can start figuring out what your passion is and how you can make a plan to follow your dreams! #entrepreneur #thatsdarling #motivation #journal #routine #habits #quotes #inspiration #career #goals #morning

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Day in the Life of Abrah Shapiro, Television Producer

On today’s show, I have Abrah Shapiro who is a Television Producer on the Fox show The Four, located in Los Angeles, California.

Abrah was introduced to me by Day in the Life podcast guest Hollywood actress Mojan Nourbakhsh. The entertainment/Hollywood episodes on Day in the Life seem to be very popular, and I, of course, am so interested in hearing what it’s really like to work behind the scenes in the entertainment industry.

Abrah shares how she got started interning for the Ellen show and how that led her to work in the casting industry and television production, advice she’d give to people who want to work in the entertainment industry, what people would be most shocked by about her career, what it’s like to work behind the scenes working in unscripted programing and so much more.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Abrah Shapiro | Television Producer: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Television Producer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Abrah Shapiro to find out!

Abrah Shapiro | Television Producer

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Abrah landed an internship at the Ellen Degeneres show and what it was like working on set there.
  • How she got into the casting industry which then led her to becoming a producer.
  • The most stressful parts about her job as a television producer.
  • All of the responsibilities she has as a television producer.
  • Advice she’d give to someone who wants to work in the entertainment industry as a producer.
  • The craziest experience she has had as a casting producer.

Abrah is television producer based out of Los Angeles, California. She works in unscripted programming where her focus has been a combination of casting, field, and segment producing. Her credits include The Ellen DeGeneres Show, America’s Got Talent, American Idol, MasterChef, and Little Big Shots. Currently, she is filming the second season of FOX’s singing competition show The Four: Battle for Stardom. 

Abrah Shapiro | Television Producer: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Television Producer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Abrah Shapiro to find out!

Key takeaways from this episode

This business is built on relationships and networking. – Abrah Shapiro

I often say it's 80% of who you know and 20% skill. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet The reason I got into this business was because television is such a powerful medium and you can use it to do so much good. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet

What’s great about this current generation is that lots of people do utilize the internet to share their stories. – Abrah Shapiro

I think starting your day with a workout and doing something for yourself allows you to get centered before the day's stress starts hitting you head on. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet You are taking a performer or taking an act and you are managing every single component of that performance. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet

When you send a 5 year old out onto the stage, you cannot control the outcome. – Abrah Shapiro

Every day in entertainment is different. That’s what’s challenging. There are no two days that will ever look exactly the same. – Abrah Shapiro

For the positions that aren't regulated by unions, it is a very tough environment to navigate because you have to look out for yourself. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet

Whenever you tell someone you’re a Hollywood producer, the automatic response is usually “how glamorous!” – Abrah Shapiro

It is no frills, it is hard hours, it is hard work. – Abrah Shapiro

The best part of my day is getting to go to a job that I love. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet

There’s so many people that wake up and go to work and dislike what they’re doing. – Abrah Shapiro

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Abrah Shapiro | Television Producer: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Television Producer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Abrah Shapiro to find out!

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Abrah Shapiro | Television Producer: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Television Producer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Abrah Shapiro to find out!

#DITLpodcast

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Thanks so much for tuning in. See ya next week!

Abrah Shapiro | Television Producer: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Television Producer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Abrah Shapiro to find out!

How To Take Care of Yourself

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Today’s minisode we’re talking about how to take care of yourself. I’ve really struggled with this, especially after becoming an entrepreneur. After the news came out about Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain’s suicides, I was in complete shock. The news really hit me hard in an unexpected way.

Mental health is something I care deeply about and I think should be spoken about more openly. Hence why I’m sharing my own experiences, thoughts, and advice on this mini-sode on how to take care of yourself.

This is something that I’m constantly balancing, so I’m no expert but if I can help one person out there I’ll consider this a job well done.

If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It is a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Your call will be connected to the crisis center nearest to you.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

How To Take Care of Yourself: If you constantly struggle with self care and want to learn how to better take care of yourself, be sure to listen to this episode on the Day in the Life podcast! #selfcare #entrepreneur #selflove #thatsdarling #motivation #journal #routine #habits #mentalhealth #anxiety #wellness #counseling

MINI-SODE | How To Take Care of Yourself

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How To Take Care of Yourself: If you constantly struggle with self care and want to learn how to better take care of yourself, be sure to listen to this episode on the Day in the Life podcast! #selfcare #entrepreneur #selflove #thatsdarling #motivation #journal #routine #habits #mentalhealth #anxiety #wellness #counseling

#DITLpodcast

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Day in the Life of Amber Runyon, Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.

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On today’s show, I have Amber Runyon who is the founder of Eleventh Candle Co, which is a social enterprise who helps redeem, restore, empower, and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation and addiction.

Amber and I talk about how a trip to Ethiopia led her to start Eleventh Candle Co and how she got involved in helping people who have been abused or exploited, what people misconceive about human trafficking and what she wants people to know about those who are trafficked, abused, and addicted, how to be a better listener, tips on unplugging and self care when you run an emotion-heavy business and so much more!

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a social entrepreneur running a non-profit company? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co. to find out!

Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • What led Amber to start Eleventh Candle Co even though she had no prior business experience.
  • The most difficult part of running a business that helps people who have experienced sex trafficking.
  • What people misconceive about human trafficking.
  • The one thing Amber wants people to know about human trafficking.
  • Tips on how you can be a better listener.
  • Self-care tips for people who struggle with “unplugging” from their work.
  • How she continues to stay motivated and encouraged while running an emotion-heavy business.
Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a social entrepreneur running a non-profit company? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co. to find out!

Amber was previously a Hospice Nurse who became a social entrepreneur. She founded Legacy and Eleventh Candle Co. out of the desire to bring hope to women both in the United States and in Ethiopia who’ve been vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction. Focusing on providing therapeutic work setting that allows all women a fair chance and opportunity to grow.

She believes that if we teach little girls to dream they will the force that changes this world, she believes more than that; that if we can teach broken women to dream like little girls again it will be a force that the world has yet to see.

Key takeaways from this episode

The way you make real, true, change is that you narrow in on a specific task. – Amber Runyon

If I'm trying to fix all of their problems, from raped to redeemed, I'm not going to fix any of their problems. - @11thcandleco Click To Tweet

For me, it’s a true challenge to stay super focused on what we do, which is employment and trauma care. – Amber Runyon

Healing happens in small communities. – Amber Runyon

Therapy is a priority. One, for myself. And two, for my company. - @11thcandleco Click To Tweet

We have to stop making it like it’s a bad thing. The best and most healthy people I know are in therapy. – Amber Runyon

I don’t make any decisions after 6pm. There’s no decision in my business that is going to be life or death after 6pm. – Amber Runyon

I don’t check my email repeatedly because then I can’t be present where I’m at. – Amber Runyon

Often people just want to be heard. They don't want to be fixed. They want to be heard. - @11thcandleco Click To Tweet

It’s not necessarily about the number of people that we affect, but how deeply we affect the people we have the opportunity to help. – Amber Runyon

I can’t serve from a place that’s empty. – Amber Runyon

Every person is going to fall. The question is, how do you rise? - @11thcandleco Click To Tweet

We have to begin to be people that do things before they effect us. – Amber Runyon

Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a social entrepreneur running a non-profit company? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co. to find out!

Links to resources

My favorite Brene Brown books:

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Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a social entrepreneur running a non-profit company? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co. to find out!

How to subscribe, review, and help the show

Like the show? There are several ways you can help!

  • Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or Google Play
  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. The ratings and reviews help for two reasons: 1) Most importantly, I get to know you, the listener, and what content you enjoy the most. 2) The more reviews the podcast has, the better chance it has at getting in front of new listeners.
  • Follow on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

#DITLpodcast

If you’re diggin’ the podcast, I’d love for you to use the #DITLpodcast hashtag to connect with other listeners and let us know what a day in your life is really like!

Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a social entrepreneur running a non-profit company? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co. to find out!

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Day in the Life of Jyo Carolino, Fight Choreographer and Stunt Coordinator

On today’s show, I have Jyo Carolino who is a Fight Choreographer & Stunt Coordinator located in Memphis TN.

We chat about how he got started in the fight choreography industry, what he thinks people misconceive about the stunt industry, his biggest struggles and his worst injuries, advice he’d give to someone who wants to work in the stunt industry and who he’d love to work on set with!

Also, as a side note, the podcast will be taking a summer break! I will be taking the month of June 2018 off from releasing new episodes but don’t worry, I have a few fun, shorter episodes that will be releasing before I come back with full interviews in July.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Jyo Carolino | Fight Choreographer and Stunt Coordinator: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a fight choreographer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing Jyo Carolino to find out!

Jyo Carolino | Fight Choreographer and Stunt Coordinator

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • Jyo got started in the fight choreography industry
  • One thing he thinks people misconceive about being a fight choreographer.
  • His biggest struggles in his career.
  • Advice he would give to someone who would want to work in the fight choreography industry.

Jyo “Six” Carolino is a stunt coordinator and fight choreographer representing the Society of American Fight Directors and Dance Nocturnal Productions. He grew up studying many forms of martial arts and self-defence shooting before developing a passion for theatrical violence. His choreography has spanned over half a decade throughout the midsouth — including the award-winning Dance Nocturnal film, I AM SPARTAN and the web series GAUNTLET RUN. Six is also a freelance voice actor and motion capture specialist. His voice can be heard on Chatterbox Audio Theatre, several audiobooks, and a local radio station.

Jyo Carolino | Fight Choreographer and Stunt Coordinator: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a fight choreographer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing Jyo Carolino to find out!

Key takeaways from this episode

“I come in and design the fights and create the illusion of violence on film sets and theater.” – Jyo Carolino

Truthfully, I didn't know I would get into this industry. - @thelegendarysix  Click To Tweet The reality is, throughout the filming process, a lot of things change. - @thelegendarysix Click To Tweet The way that a lot of stunt performers end up getting hired is word of mouth. - @thelegendarysix Click To Tweet

“When I’m working as a performer I try not to be the coordinator as well so I can maintain a level of objectivity.” – Jyo Carolino

“I think at the end of the day, I like to perform more than anything else.” – Jyo Carolino

I think people have this assumption that we're all crazy dare devils. - @thelegendarysix Click To Tweet

“My favorite scenes to shoot are always going to be some epic, badass sword fights.” – Jyo Carolino

I think the real problem with, not just my career but with stunts in general, is the fact that we're designed and treated as expendable. - @thelegendarysix Click To Tweet

“Indie sets seem to be a lot more appreciative of what we do.” – Jyo Carolino

Coming out of there like a rockstar after walking on like a nobody. - @thelegendarysix Click To Tweet

Links to resources

Follow Jyo:

Jyo Carolino | Fight Choreographer and Stunt Coordinator: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a fight choreographer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing Jyo Carolino to find out!

How to subscribe, review, and help the show

Like the show? There are several ways you can help!

  • Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or Google Play
  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. The ratings and reviews help for two reasons: 1) Most importantly, I get to know you, the listener, and what content you enjoy the most. 2) The more reviews the podcast has, the better chance it has at getting in front of new listeners.
  • Follow on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

#DITLpodcast

If you’re diggin’ the podcast, I’d love for you to use the #DITLpodcast hashtag to connect with other listeners and let us know what a day in your life is really like!

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Be the first to know when there is a new episode out and get the inside scoop on all of the guests.

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Thanks so much for tuning in. See ya next week!

Jyo Carolino | Fight Choreographer and Stunt Coordinator: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a fight choreographer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing Jyo Carolino to find out!

Day in the Life of Jordan Gill, Business Operations Consultant

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On today’s show, I have Business Operations Consultant Jordan Gill who is located in Dallas, Texas.

While Jordan primarily works with entrepreneurs and creating systems for their business so they can be more effective and efficient, she shares SO many great tips during this episode that can be applicable to anyone. After listening, you’re going to be inspired to systemize EVERYTHING in your life so you can spend more time doing what you love, spending time with family and friends, or whatever it is you want to do with more free time!

We chat about inbox management, how to not be completely overwhelmed with your inbox, advice on setting boundaries in your professional and personal life, decision fatigue and how to fight it, how she works a 3 day work week (and brings in a steady income) and so much more!

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Jordan Gill | Business Operations Consultant: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Business Operations Consultant? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Jordan Gill to find out!

Jordan Gill | Business Operations Consultant

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • The systems she uses throughout her day to make her life easier (and ones you can use too!)
  • How you can be more efficient throughout your daily life.
  • What she thinks people misconceive about time management professionals.
  • The most challenging aspect about being an entrepreneur.
  • How you can become a better networker and build authentic relationships with others.
  • A proud moment of her career that stands out.
  • How she works a 3 day work week and how you can too.
  • How she sets boundaries in her life and business.
  • How to manage your inbox and get over email overwhelm.
  • How Amazon packing lists save her time.
Jordan Gill | Business Operations Consultant: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Business Operations Consultant? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Jordan Gill to find out!

Operations Consultant, Founder of The Kolada Group, and Host of the Systems Saved Me Podcast, Jordan Gill takes pride in saving hours (even days) around time-sucking technology decisions and an untrained team.

She has been on the stages of She’s Building Her Empire, Creative CEO Conference, Success Without Sacrifice, Blog Like a Boss Brunch, and Vision Casting while also being featured in Belong Magazine!

Jordan is known for her buzzworthy client onboarding experience for service-based business owners that only takes 5 minutes!

She also teaches her P.R.E. process for onboarding team members to set your team up for success in 30 minutes. No more bad hires!

Jordan lives in Dallas and loves to indulge in some true southern bbq.

Jordan Gill | Business Operations Consultant: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Business Operations Consultant? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Jordan Gill to find out!

Key takeaways from this episode

“I want to be there for my friends and family and I need my business to support that kind of lifestyle.” – Jordan Gill

Give yourself grace. Give yourself time. The first couple of months I was like, 'there's no way I'm going to be able to do 3-day work weeks!' - Jordan Gill Click To Tweet

“If you feel confident about it, then people feel your own confidence.” – Jordan Gill

“If you feel confident about it, then people feel your own confidence.” – Jordan Gill

No is a complete sentence. - Jordan Gill Click To Tweet

“As much as a systems person I am, I don’t have a morning routine.” – Jordan Gill

“My morning is the least scheduled part of my day.” – Jordan Gill

Nobody on my team has ever sent me an email. - Jordan Gill Click To Tweet

“Understanding how you work and move about your day and centering everything around It.” – Jordan Gill

“I was super weird admitting that I liked to sleep in.” – Jordan Gill

“It can seem harsh, but for me and my clients, systems are very supportive.” – Jordan Gill

If you're not fair to yourself, you're going to burn out. - Jordan Gill Click To Tweet

“Then you end up not being able to actually take care of anyone else because you’re taking too much into consideration.” – Jordan Gill

“If literally the Internet blew up, would I be able to continue my business? I feel confident I could say yes.” – Jordan Gill

Give other people grace and always serve first. - Jordan Gill Click To Tweet

“Decision fatigue is the most challenging thing for me as an entrepreneur.” – Jordan Gill

The best part of my day has oddly become my inbox. - Jordan Gill Click To Tweet
Jordan Gill | Business Operations Consultant: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Business Operations Consultant? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Jordan Gill to find out!

Links to resources

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#DITLpodcast

If you’re diggin’ the podcast, I’d love for you to use the #DITLpodcast hashtag to connect with other listeners and let us know what a day in your life is really like!

Jordan Gill | Business Operations Consultant: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Business Operations Consultant? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Jordan Gill to find out!

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Be the first to know when there is a new episode out and get the inside scoop on all of the guests.

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Thanks so much for tuning in. See ya next week!

Day in the Life of Erica Mandy, Founder & Host of theNewsWorthy Podcast

On today’s show, I have Erica Mandy who is the Founder & Host of theNewsWorthy podcast.

If you aren’t familiar, theNewsWorthy podcast is a daily news show that provides “fast, fair, and fun” daily news updates in less than 10 minutes, Monday-Friday. Erica is passionate about providing a credible, unbiased and fun option for those who wish to stay informed but are short on time and find traditional media too depressing.

We chat about her background in broadcast journalism and how she left her job to start theNewsWorthy, advice she’d give to anyone who wants to work in broadcast journalism or the podcasting industry, how she selects the news topics she shares and where she gets her sources from, struggles and proud moments of her career, and so much more!

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Erica Mandy | Host of theNewsWorthy Podcast: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for podcast host of theNewsWorthy Erica Mandy? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Erica Mandy to find out!

Erica Mandy | Founder & Host of theNewsWorthy Podcast


Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • Why she decided to start theNewsWorthy podcast and how she left her reporter job.
  • How she’s grown the podcast and tips for fellow podcasters on how to get started.
  • How she decides what news is top priority to share on the podcast.
  • The one thing she struggles with most being the founder of theNewsWorthy.
  • One of her most proudest moments from her career.
  • The sources she uses to pull the headlines she shares on theNewsWorthy.
  • Her one piece of advice to anyone who wants to work in broadcast journalism.

Award-winning broadcast journalist and former TV news reporter Erica Mandy is founder and host of theNewsWorthy. She combines more than a decade of journalism experience with her own voice and style to provide “fast, fair, and fun” daily news updates in less than 10 minutes, Monday-Friday.

As a TV news reporter, Erica was live on the scene during terrorist attacks, wildfires and federal court rulings, to name a few. She’s interviewed politicians, CEOs, experts, and everyday people doing extraordinary things.

Erica left her job at CBS Los Angeles to launch her daily news show because she is passionate about providing a credible, unbiased and fun option for those who wish to stay informed but are short on time and find traditional media too depressing. theNewsWorthy has since been featured on iTunes “New & Noteworthy” and Salon.com’s “12 Essential Current Events Podcasts.” 

Erica Mandy | Host of theNewsWorthy Podcast: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for podcast host of theNewsWorthy Erica Mandy? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Erica Mandy to find out!

Key takeaways from this episode

“I came up with this idea to give you the news and everything you need to know but in a convenient, on the go way.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet

“I’m really conscious about giving you all sides of the story.” – Erica Mandy

“I don't want news to just be all the depressing, shocking, alarmist content.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet

“I got so passionate and excited about researching it that going to work became the nuisance in my day.” – Erica Mandy

“I looked around and realized that tv news and the way that people are consuming news is changing.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet “I definitely needed the experience that I had in traditional media. I needed that credibility, training, and experience to be able to do this.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet

“If it doesn’t work after a year, I can find a back up plan.” – Erica Mandy

“It’s very scary but at the same time it’s trusting yourself that you’ll be able to handle it.” – Erica Mandy

“I want people to walk away feeling well rounded.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet “There are definitely days I'm like, ‘Why isn't this working? Why isn't this growing faster?’”- @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet

“I have to take very specific action to get a very specific result.” – Erica Mandy

“What worked for me was putting myself out there.” – Erica Mandy

“I did leave behind a lucrative career.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet
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Day in the Life of Annie Spano, Founder and CEO of Style Collective

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On today’s show, I have Annie Spano who is the Founder & CEO of Style Collective, located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Annie and I became acquaintances after I had found her amazing podcast Becoming Fearless to pitch some of my clients to.

I quickly realized Annie and I had SO much in common. Down to how we both had not so great corporate work experiences during our 9-5 careers.

Annie and I talk about her horrible experience in her 9-5 and how she finally decided to leave, how getting laid off led her down the entrepreneurship route, advice she’d give to women on how to uplift other women in the workplace, tips on how you can become more fearless in your life and so much more.

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Annie Spano | Founder and CEO of Style Collective

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • What the Style Collective is and who it’s for.
  • How Annie went from being a math teacher to working at a billion-dollar company, to finally starting the Style Collective.
  • The top fearless moment she’s had during her career and how you can become more fearless in your life.
  • One thing people misconceive about the blogging/influencer industry.
  • Her biggest struggle being an entrepreneur and how she combats it.
  • Advice for women in the workplace who want to uplift and support other women.

Annie is the Founder of Style Collective and the Becoming Fearless podcast. Style Collective is a platform for female influencers to connect, grow, and learn how to be successful bloggers and entrepreneurs. The Becoming Fearless podcast is about finding your authentic self and living your values to become the person that you were meant to be. Annie connects women from all over the world through community and empowers them to do what they love through leadership and influencer education.

Annie Spano | Founder & CEO of Style Collective: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a founder of a blogger influencer community? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Annie Spano to find out!

Key takeaways from this episode:

“I’m a big believer that your passion and your purpose for leadership for making an impact in the world all comes back to your life story.” – Annie Spano

I can use this tragic experience to fuel me and motivate me to reach even higher goals and realize my fullest potential. - @stylecollec  Click To Tweet I worked really, really hard and it showed me that I can do anything that I put my mind to. - @stylecollec Click To Tweet

“This horrible situation that I went through, it doesn’t define me.” – Annie Spano

You can be whoever you want. Your upbringing, your parents, your financial situation, none of these should hold you back. - @stylecollec Click To Tweet I was looking for a community of women to connect with because I desperately needed other people to connect with and uplift me during this really depressing and down time in my life. - @stylecollec Click To Tweet

“I love being able to create what people want.” – Annie Spano

“We need more people going after their dreams and goals.” – Annie Spano

“I think people think “Oh, you have a membership platform, you’re just raking in the dough for minimal effort” and that’s the farthest from the truth.” – Annie Spano

What's the 20% that's bringing us value and what's the 80% that we can cut out. - @stylecollec Click To Tweet

“There are months where sometimes I can’t pay the bills. Sometimes I can’t pay myself.” – Annie Spano

I don't need to be this big, mega influencer or have a million dollar business if I don't want to. - @stylecollec Click To Tweet

“It’s scary to do something different because you don’t know what the outcome is going to be.” – Annie Spano

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Day in the Life of Mojan Nourbakhsh, Hollywood Actress & Producer

On today’s show, I have Mojan Nourbakhsh who is an actress and producer located in Los Angeles, California.

Mojan shares what a day in her life is really like as an actress living in Hollywood. She shares how she got started in the entertainment industry, the most difficult part about being an actress and a producer, her thoughts on the state of Hollywood and how the industry is changing amidst sexual harassment, discrimination, and abuse, advice she’d give to anyone who wants to become an actor/actress, what she thinks people misconceive about the entertainment industry and so much more!

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Mojan Nourbakhsh | Hollywood Actress & Producer

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:
  • How Mojan got started in her career as an actress.
  • Why affirmations and her morning routine is the most important part of her day.
  • How she manifested her dream job directly after completing college.
  • The most difficult thing about working in the entertainment industry as an actress and a producer.
  • Her thoughts on how the Hollywood industry has been changing now that we’re more openly discussing sexual harassment, discrimination, abuse and her experience being harassed as a young actress.
  • What the audition process is really like.
  • Advice Mojan would give to someone who wants to become an actor/actress.
  • What she thinks people misconceive about the acting industry.
  • One of her most proud moments of her career as an actress.

Mojan is an up and coming actress/model/producer who is taking the entertainment industry by storm. She has a well-rounded background both in front of the camera as well as behind the scenes. With a degree in producing, along with many years in the performing arts, she has combined her talents and passions to create various forms of thought-provoking content. She also has her hands in many entrepreneurial ventures, with which she is able to influence people on a broader scale. Through the growing creation of her platforms, her brand focuses on empowering other women to take leadership positions all around the world. 

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Key takeaways from this episode

“My first job was working at ABC network and that was my dream since I was 5 years old.” – Mojan Nourbakhsh

I realized how much having a structure can benefit you mentally and productivity wise. - @missmojan Click To Tweet

“I want to start off my day learning something new.” – Mojan Nourbakhsh

I realized in order to be better, I need to better myself. - @missmojan Click To Tweet

“I want the use of my life to outlive my life.” – Mojan Nourbakhsh

I think the opposite of courage in society is not cowardice, it's conformity. - @missmojan Click To Tweet

“One thing I noticed coming into this industry was women were not on each other’s teams.” – Mojan Nourbakhsh

“In order to really strengthen ourselves as a whole, we need to stand together and support one another.” – Mojan Nourbakhsh

Sometimes, you have to go backwards to be able to take quantum leaps forward. - @missmojan Click To Tweet

“If you don’t have a high enough self-image about yourself and you try and put yourself in an audition situation, you are going to crumble.” – Mojan Nourbakhsh

The people that have the most impact are the ones that are relatable. - @missmojan Click To Tweet

“I think the most difficult thing about working in the entertainment industry is being taken seriously as a young female.” – Mojan Nourbakhsh

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Day in the Life of James Hinkle, Middle School Spanish Teacher

On today’s show, I have James Hinkle who is a Middle School Spanish Teacher located in Superior, Colorado.

James and I talk about how and why he changed his initial career path into international business to becoming a teacher, the most difficult and rewarding parts about working in education, advice for anyone who wants to become a teacher and so much more!

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

James Hinkle | Middle School Spanish Teacher: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Middle School Spanish Teacher? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing James Hinkle to find out!

James Hinkle | Middle School Spanish Teacher

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • What drove James to decide to teach middle school Spanish.
  • The most rewarding and difficult parts about being a teacher.
  • The one thing he would change about the education system in the U.S.
  • One thing he wants people to know about what it’s like to work as a middle school teacher.
  • Advice he’d give to someone who wants to become a middle school teacher.
James Hinkle | Middle School Spanish Teacher: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Middle School Spanish Teacher? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing James Hinkle to find out!

Key takeaways from this episode:

“I thought I’d teach for a couple of years in a rural school and then I’d go back to do an MBA but I ended up really loving teaching.” – James Hinkle

“Middle schoolers are so energetic and kids are still excited to learn at that age.” - James Hinkle Click To Tweet “It's crazy how much kids are addicted to being plugged in 24/7.” - James Hinkle Click To Tweet

“One of the biggest challenges is society puts so much pressure on outcomes of teachers.” – James Hinkle

“You have to get into the profession because you love working with kids.” - James Hinkle Click To Tweet

“If you’re not really excited about working with kids, you’re in it for the wrong reason.” – James Hinkle

“It’s hard to not get emotionally invested in the kids you teach.” – James Hinkle

“There's an uneven distribution of the quality of education. Every kid in America deserves to have a quality education.” - James Hinkle Click To Tweet
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