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Day in the Life of Nicole VanDeLeest, Associate Veterinarian

On today’s show, I have Nicole VanDeLeest who is an Associate Veterinarian living outside of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Nicole and I chat about the vet school process and what it was like, some of the most difficult parts of being a veterinarian, one of her proudest moments of her career, her thoughts on pets having a grain free diet, advice she’d give to anyone who wants to be veterinarian, and so much more!

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Nicole VanDeLeest | Associate Veterinarian: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Veterinarian? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing Nicole VanDeLeest to find out!

Nicole VanDeLeest | Associate Veterinarian

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • The process of veterinary school and how Nicole got started.
  • The hardest and most difficult parts of being a veterinarian.
  • One of her most proudest moments of her career as a vet.
  • What she thinks people misconceive about being a veterinarian.
  • A few of the craziest situations she’s been in while being a vet.
  • Advice for people who want to become a vet one day.

Graduated from Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine 5 years ago and has since worked in the veterinary field around the Indianapolis area. Working as a small animal associate veterinarian in Indianapolis brings a variety of cases and workload on a day to day basis with no two days ever being remotely similar. Her goal is to help as many furry patients and their owners as possible make the best daily choices and medical decisions for their pets. 

Nicole VanDeLeest | Associate Veterinarian: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Veterinarian? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing Nicole VanDeLeest to find out!

Key takeaways from this episode

“I enjoy math, science, problem-solving, and trying to figure stuff out and I was able to tie that into my love of helping animals.” – Nicole VanDeLeest

“There’s definitely a limit to what type of surgeries I’ll do.” – Nicole VanDeLeest

I think in the vet setting, pets feed off of their owners being anxious. - Nicole VanDeLeest Click To Tweet Those first few weeks and months that people have puppies makes a big difference. - Nicole VanDeLeest Click To Tweet

“The hardest part of my job is giving an owner a bad diagnosis for their pet.” – Nicole VanDeLeest

“I definitely feel that there are some clients and patients that I do get emotional about it.” – Nicole VanDeLeest

On certain days when you’re giving really bad news three times in a day, you come home and don’t want to do anything else. - Nicole VanDeLeest Click To Tweet

“I think a lot of my clients appreciate the empathy that I show and can tell I truly care.” – Nicole VanDeLeest

It’s a lot of hard work and a big emotional day-to-day job. - Nicole VanDeLeest Click To Tweet

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Nicole VanDeLeest | Associate Veterinarian: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Veterinarian? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing Nicole VanDeLeest to find out!

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Nicole VanDeLeest | Associate Veterinarian: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Veterinarian? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing Nicole VanDeLeest to find out!

Day in the Life of Colt Keo-Meier, Clinical Psychologist & Transgender Advocate

On today’s show, I have Colt Keo-Meier who is a Clinical Psychologist and Transgender Advocate located in Galveston, Texas.

I asked Colt to come on to not only discuss what it’s like to be a Clinical Psychologist but also as someone who is transgender and an advocate.

Colt Keo-Meier | Clinical Psychologist & Transgender Advocate: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Transgender Advocate? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast where I interview Clinical Psychologist and Transgender Advocate Colt Keo-Meier!

My whole purpose behind starting this podcast is to show that even though our day-to-day tasks may all look vastly different, there are similarities we all have. We all have struggles. We all have fears. We all have insecurities. We all just want to be accepted in the world and be who we truly are.

Colt is very open and honest about his experience coming out to his family and the challenges he faced growing up in a small, south Texas town. He also shares misconceptions people have about transgender men and women as well as advice for people who want to talk more openly with their transgender friends and family members but aren’t sure how to start.

This episode came out in April 2018 and my hope is that it is a resource for those wanting to learn more about what life is like for someone who is transgender. If this topic is new and/or uncomfortable to you, my hope is that you will listen with an open mind.

If you want to discuss this further, please join the Day in the Life Facebook group.

I also want to link to a suicide crisis hotline that is specific for transgender people. Please contact them if you are considering suicide. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have: https://www.translifeline.org/ Phone Number: US: (877) 565-8860 CANADA: (877) 330-6366

Colt Keo-Meier | Clinical Psychologist & Transgender Advocate: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Transgender Advocate? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast where I interview Clinical Psychologist and Transgender Advocate Colt Keo-Meier!

Colt Keo-Meier | Clinical Psychologist & Transgender Advocate

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • The differences between a psychologist and a psychiatrist.
  • How Colt’s mental health has changed since transitioning.
  • What he wants people to understand about transgender men and women.
  • His biggest struggles being a clinical psychologist and transman.
  • Misconceptions he thinks people have about transgender men and women.
  • Advice he’d give to people who want to talk more openly with their friends and family about gender identity, but aren’t sure how to start.
Colt Keo-Meier is a Texas Licensed Psychologist and a preeminent researcher with expertise in gender and sexuality. He is also a transgender man specializing in working on a part-time basis with sexual and gender minorities (i.e., LGBTQIA), their families, and individuals questioning their sexual and/or gender identity. He is also the Co-founder of Gender Infinity, an organization dedicated to connecting trans and gender expansive individuals and their families with resources in the southern United States.
Colt Keo-Meier | Clinical Psychologist & Transgender Advocate: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Transgender Advocate? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast where I interview Clinical Psychologist and Transgender Advocate Colt Keo-Meier!

Key takeaways from this episode:

“I always wanted to be a medical doctor growing up.” – Colt Keo-Meier

“When we practice avoidance of things that make us anxious, our anxiety grows bigger.”- Colt Keo-Meier Click To Tweet

“What I found out through my process of graduate school, no one really knew anything at all about being transgender.” – Colt Keo-Meier

“What I found from my dissertation is the main thing that helps transgender people is medicine.” – Colt Keo-Meier

“Something I've learned over the years is that people are going to ask questions that are hurtful but they don't mean to hurt you.” - Colt Keo-Meier Click To Tweet

“I work really hard to call folks into conversations instead of calling folks out.” – Colt Keo-Meier

“I don’t think people have been communicated a set of social norms for speaking with and about trans people.” – Colt Keo-Meier

“From my earliest memories, I absolutely know I’m not a girl. That was something that was very clear to me.” – Colt Keo-Meier

“There are more people that don't have support than there are that do have support.” - Colt Keo-Meier Click To Tweet

“I have been supported at every turn by 99% of my community and it really started with how well my parents have created a foundation of support around me.” – Colt Keo-Meier

“There will be plenty of people in this world that will attempt to invalidate you and not even allow you to explore or questions whether or not you might be transgender.” - Colt Keo-Meier Click To Tweet

“Because I knew if I spent some time during self reflection and figuring out who I was, I’d probably find some things I’d be scared to find. And what would that mean?” – Colt Keo-Meier

“Gender identity is not the same as who you’re attracted to.” – Colt Keo-Meier

“What you don't know can actually hurt people.” - Colt Keo-Meier Click To Tweet “I think I've learned the most the people I'm the most different from.” - Colt Keo-Meier Click To Tweet

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Colt Keo-Meier | Clinical Psychologist & Transgender Advocate: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Transgender Advocate? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast where I interview Clinical Psychologist and Transgender Advocate Colt Keo-Meier!

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Colt Keo-Meier | Clinical Psychologist & Transgender Advocate: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Transgender Advocate? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast where I interview Clinical Psychologist and Transgender Advocate Colt Keo-Meier!

Day in the Life of DJ Martin, President of Bond Theatrical Group

On today’s show, I have DJ Martin who is the President of Bond Theatrical Group located in New York City.

DJ and I go WAY back, as he was my color guard instructor during high school. In my senior year, he packed up his entire life and moved to NYC in 2006 for an unpaid internship to start paving his way to a career in Broadway. Now, he runs his own marketing and advertising company for Broadway shows such as Escape to Margaritaville, Cruel Intentions, Fiddler on the Roof, Dirty Dancing, The Phantom of the Opera and so many more. Isn’t this a dream job?!

DJ shares how he got started, a behind the scenes look at what it’s really like to market Broadway shows, how he handles all of his responsibilities and sets boundaries in his career, the craziest thing he’s had to do for his job, and the most important question of all: how realistic was the show Smash (anybody else miss that show?!)

DJ Martin | President of Bond Theatrical Group: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Broadway advertiser? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing DJ Martin, President of Bond Theatrical Group to find out! DJ shares how he got started, a behind the scenes look at what it’s really like to market Broadway shows, how he handles all of his responsibilities and sets boundaries in his career, the craziest thing he’s had to do for his job,  and the most important question of all: how realistic was the show Smash (anybody else miss that show?!)

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

DJ Martin | President of Bond Theatrical Group: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Broadway advertiser? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing DJ Martin, President of Bond Theatrical Group to find out!

DJ Martin | President of Bond Theatrical Group

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How DJ got started working with Broadway shows.
  • The most fun show he’s been a part of.
  • The hardest and best things about working on Broadway.
  • One of the craziest things he’s had to do for his job.
  • Advice he’d recommend for people looking to work in the Broadway advertising industry.
  • How realistic shows like SMASH is to reality.

DJ serves as Founder and President of Bond Theatrical Group, overseeing the company’s marketing & publicity campaigns for shows on Broadway, on the road and everywhere in between. Having most recently served as Vice President at Type A Marketing, past projects include The Bridges of Madison County, Bullets Over Broadway, Fiddler On The Roof, Holiday Inn: The New Irving Berlin Musical, The Addams Family, Anything Goes, Blithe Spirit, A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls, Flashdance, Million Dollar Quartet, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and The 101 Dalmatians Musical. Prior to joining Type A Marketing, DJ was an account executive at Keith Sherman & Associates in New York City working on such projects as Forbidden Broadway, Broadway on Broadway and The New York Times. Originally from Indiana, DJ has a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations / Advertising from the University of Southern Indiana and is a proud member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, as well as The Broadway League.

DJ Martin | President of Bond Theatrical Group: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Broadway advertiser? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing DJ Martin, President of Bond Theatrical Group to find out!

Key takeaways from this episode:

“Every day is so different which is what I love about my job.” - DJ Martin Click To Tweet

“After a while, you start to miss the things you gave up to have city life.”- DJ Martin

“Every show likes a meeting. There are lots of meetings.” – DJ Martin

“Each show presents such vastly unique goals, issues, problems, and opportunities that are all ongoing.” - DJ Martin Click To Tweet

“This world that I once looked at and think “there’s no way I could ever be a part of that world.” – DJ Martin

“I realized that the stars and celebrities that were so influential in my life, they’re just real human beings too.” – DJ Martin

“What I love about music theater is that you emotionally connect to it.”- DJ Martin Click To Tweet

“Because of the nature of what we do in the PR world, it’s always fast-paced.” – DJ Martin

“You’re always running, which is exciting and invigorating, but you have to find balance.” - DJ Martin Click To Tweet

I have real limits about my phone. I don’t follow the construct that because we now have smart phones in our life, you have the right to connect to me 24 hours a day. – DJ Martin

“I don’t pick up my phone when I open my eyes in the morning.” – DJ Martin

We're all in this race but if we don't ever stop and enjoy what's around us, why are we in this race? Click To Tweet

DJ Martin | President of Bond Theatrical Group: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Broadway advertiser? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing DJ Martin, President of Bond Theatrical Group to find out!

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DJ Martin | President of Bond Theatrical Group: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Broadway advertiser? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing DJ Martin, President of Bond Theatrical Group to find out!

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Day in the Life of Barbara Parker, Advocate for Sensible Gun Legislation

Hi all. This week’s episode has a little different format than the others, as we don’t necessarily walk through someone’s day like we normally do.

I got the opportunity to interview Barbara Parker, mother of Alison Parker who was a news reporter who was fatally shot on live television in 2015.

Barbara Parker | Advocate for Sensible Gun Legislation: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Gun Control Activist? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Barbara Parker, Advocate for Sensible Gun Legislation to find out.

With the Parkland shooting happening a few months ago at the time of this recording, I felt it was important to share and educate listeners (and myself) on what it’s like to be an advocate for sensible gun control.

Wherever your opinions lie on the spectrum of gun legislation I urge you to listen to this episode. We cover a lot of topics: What she means by her title as an advocate for sensible gun control, how her role as an activist has affected relationships in her life, how she was able to turn her grief into action, the biggest obstacles she faces while being an activist, what she would tell lawmakers and President Trump about gun control, and most importantly, actionable tips on how you can educate yourself on these issues and advocate for stricter gun laws.

As always, I’m very open to an honest, civil dialogue about any topic we talk about here on the Day in the Life podcast. If you want to share your thoughts on an episode or connect with other listeners, join our Facebook group to start a healthy discussion.

Honored that you’re listening and thankful for the support.

Barbara Parker | Advocate for Sensible Gun Legislation: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Gun Control Activist? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Barbara Parker, Advocate for Sensible Gun Legislation to find out.

Barbara Parker | Advocate for Sensible Gun Legislation

Barbara Parker | Advocate for Sensible Gun Legislation: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Gun Control Activist? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Barbara Parker, Advocate for Sensible Gun Legislation to find out.

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • Definition of what an advocate for sensible gun legislation is.
  • How her role as a gun control activist has effected her relationships.
  • How she was able to turn her grief into action.
  • What she would say to members leading the NRA about gun control.
  • What she wishes people knew about being a gun control activist.
  • The biggest obstacles she faces in her activism work.
  • Her response to people when they say it’s a mental health issue and not a gun control issue.
  • How you can talk to friends and loved ones about gun control more openly.
  • One thing she would tell lawmakers & President Trump about gun control.
  • A moment that she feels her daughter would be most proud of during her activist work.
  • Actionable steps people can take if they want to get more involved on enacting change with our current laws on gun control.

On August 26, 2015, the lives of Barbara and Andy Parker changed forever when their twenty-four -year-old daughter Alison, a journalist for WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia, was murdered on live television. They vowed on national television to do “whatever it takes” to end gun violence in America. The phrase turned into a national rallying cry to fight for life-saving firearms policies, and since then they have traveled across the country to speak on behalf of ballot initiatives and pro “gun sense” political candidates. The Parkers have appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, and international outlets, as well as writing opinion pieces for print media across the nation.

In February 2016 they established the For Alison Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating arts opportunities for children. Barbara Parker retired as Director of Programs for a museum in southern Virginia to run the foundation that honors her daughter as she lived – with a passion for the arts. http://www.foralison.org.

Barbara Parker | Advocate for Sensible Gun Legislation: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Gun Control Activist? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Barbara Parker, Advocate for Sensible Gun Legislation to find out.

Key takeaways from this episode:

“I would love to say that we were advocates against gun violence forever but that’s not the case.” – Barbara Parker

“We had a choice. We could curl up in the fetal position and hide or we could fight. And we chose the latter.” - Barbara Parker Click To Tweet

“ It’s not “we want to take your guns away.” It’s sensible gun legislation. It’s to save lives.” – Barbara Parker

“You can’t compare mental illness to anger.” – Barbara Parker

“A lot of organizations call us survivors and victims and I’m not either one. I’m a pissed off mom. My daughter’s life should not have ended this way.” – Barbara Parker

“If you don't know who your legislators are, find out.” - Barbara Parker Click To Tweet

“I like to think that the Parkland students have really touched something that hasn’t been touched before. They aren’t intimidated by our legislators.” – Barbara Parker

“I would ask people in the NRA, are you willing to allow your children to be collateral damage?” - Barbara Parker Click To Tweet

“I’m not trying to take away everybody’s guns. But we are trying to control who has access to guns.” – Barbara Parker

“I wish people knew that it’s fulfilling but also it’s mentally exhausting being a gun control advocate.” – Barbara Parker

“We're not going away.” - Barbara Parker Click To Tweet

“We can all be the change.” – Barbara Parker

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Barbara Parker | Advocate for Sensible Gun Legislation: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Gun Control Activist? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Barbara Parker, Advocate for Sensible Gun Legislation to find out.

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Day in the Life of Megan Weaver, Photographer

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On today’s show, I have Megan Weaver who is a photographer for fashion & lifestyle bloggers and women entrepreneurs in the Dallas area.

I actually found Megan through another podcast, Systems Saved Me with Jordan Gill. When I first moved to Dallas I was basically looking for anyone else that also lived here and was a fellow entrepreneur, and found Jordan (whom I had coffee with once, she’s amazing!) and then started listening to her podcast. That led me to Megan and I’ve been following her on Instagram ever since!

Megan and I chat about how she got started in photography, advice for fellow photographers, how to take better portrait pictures, her struggles being a photographer, what she thinks people misconceive about being a photographer plus who she would want to sit next to on a 10-hour flight and the cameras she recommends!

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Megan Weaver | Photographer: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a photographer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!

Megan Weaver | Photographer: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a photographer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!

Megan Weaver | Photographer

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Megan got started in photography.
  • Advice she would offer to people who want to be a photographer professionally.
  • What she struggles with as a photographer.
  • What she thinks people misconceive about being a photographer.
  • Her dream photography session.
  • Her best photography tips for amateurs.
  • The cameras she uses and others she’d recommend.

Megan Weaver is a photographer for fashion and lifestyle bloggers and women entrepreneurs based in Dallas, TX. She’s been a featured photography educator at Thrive Blogger Conference, Bloguettes Branding Workshop and Flea Style Summit among others. Her work has been featured in publications such as Rue Magazine, Belong Magazine, and Style Me Pretty. When she’s not behind the camera or helping influencers become confident photographers, you can find her traveling with her talented husband, doing yoga in her living room, or eating one of her favorite pastas.

Key takeaways from this episode:

“It got to the point where I was shooting so much and I didn’t love my job so I decided to go all in on photography at that point.” – Megan Weaver

“I had been growing my client base and I was to a point where I was exhausted and felt like I couldn’t give what I needed to give to photography.” – Megan Weaver

I never felt like there was going to be the perfect time to feel secure and quit my job. -@meganmmueller Click To Tweet I just knew I needed to go all in and do it now. - @meganmmueller Click To Tweet

“Ultimately, it’s my life and I have to pay the consequences of my decisions if I failed.” – Megan Weaver

I think it's really helped me focus throughout the day. I'm calmer and not so stressed out. - @meganmmueller (on yoga) Click To Tweet

“When I’m shooting portraits, that’s the most exciting time. I love connecting with people.” – Megan Weaver

“Try not to compare yourself to other photographers.” – Megan Weaver

“I’m still refining and finding my style as a photographer.” – Megan Weaver

I struggle with trying to balance everything and comparing myself to other people. - @meganmmueller Click To Tweet

“Being able to create new images with somebody and get to know them better. My favorite images are the ones you’re able to connect with.” – Megan Weaver

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Megan Weaver | Photographer: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a photographer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!Megan Weaver | Photographer: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a photographer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!

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Day in the Life of Merritt Beck, Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger, Editor of The Style Scribe

On today’s show, I have Merritt Beck who is a Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger and Editor of The Style Scribe.

I started following Merritt after my husband and I found out we would be moving to Dallas. Of course, my logical first step in figuring out where the fun places to go, live, and eat was googling “Dallas bloggers” and up popped Merritt’s website!

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a full-time blogger, this is an episode you won’t want to miss. We chat about how she got started, advice she’d give to people who want to make money blogging, what she thinks people misconceive about blogging as a job, how exactly she makes an income from blogging and a whole lot more!

Merritt Beck | Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger Merritt Beck? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!
Merritt Beck | Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger Merritt Beck? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!
Merritt Beck | Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger Merritt Beck? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!
Merritt Beck | Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger Merritt Beck? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!
Merritt Beck | Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger Merritt Beck? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!

Merritt Beck | Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger, Editor of The Style Scribe

Show Notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:
  • How Merritt got started as a fashion blogger.
  • What she thinks people misconceive about full-time bloggers.
  • One thing she struggles with on being a blogger.
  • Advice she would give to people who are just starting out in the blogging industry.
  • How exactly she makes money from blogging.
  • Whether or not she thinks blogging will be a lucrative career in the next 5, 10, & 15 years.
  • Her opinions on the Instagram algorithm, loop giveaways, and fake followers.

Merritt Beck is the founder and editor of The Style Scribe, a lifestyle and fashion blog that celebrates style, travel, beauty and life’s other little luxuries. Since January 2011, The Style Scribe has been a daily destination for women looking for elevated style suggestions, luxury travel tips and the best of what’s new in beauty, fitness and home. 

Key takeaways from this episode:

“At that time, there weren’t easy ways to make money.” – Merritt Beck

When I started using rewardStyle, I saw sales right away. -@merrittbeck Click To Tweet

Over time, I started making more and more and it really opened my eyes to the possibility of “oh my gosh, I can totally do this for a living.” – Merritt Beck

I kept track of what I was making each month, if I was getting partnerships, and I probably left my full-time job a little sooner than I should have. -@merrittbeck Click To Tweet

“I am definitely a morning person.” Merritt Beck

One of my favorite parts about what I do is the way I'm able to connect with people. - @merrittbeck Click To Tweet

“I do find that the bloggers that are the most engaged with their readers, the ones that respond, or that really take an interest in what readers have to say build the most loyal following.” – Merritt Beck

Now that I am more comfortable delegating, it's easier for me to focus on things that actually matter to me. - @merrittbeck Click To Tweet

“It’s actually a lot of work and I would say that’s one of the biggest misconceptions about what we do.” – Merritt Beck

The problem today is that because it's so saturated, there aren't many unique voices anymore. - @merrittbeck Click To Tweet

“You have to create your own schedule if you work at home.” – Merritt Beck

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Merritt Beck | Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger Merritt Beck? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!Merritt Beck | Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger Merritt Beck? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!

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Day in the Life of Daron Roberts, Former NFL Coach

On today’s show, I have Daron Roberts who is a Former NFL Coach and now the Founding Director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation at University of Texas.

Guys, this episode is jam PACKED full of quotes, I nearly had 2 pages! Daron is one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met and I know you’ll feel motivated and encouraged to pursue your dreams after listening to this episode.

If you aren’t familiar with Daron, you are in for a real treat because Daron’s story is one you won’t want to miss. Daron went from being a Harvard Law School graduate, to NFL football coach, to now a founding director at the University of Texas. 

We discuss how he made these career changes and advice he’d give to anyone else seeking a career change, perfectionism and why it shouldn’t hold you back, why it’s important to set boundaries and the questions he asks himself before he says yes, what it was really like to be an NFL football coach, what he wishes people knew about being an NFL coach and so much more.

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Daron Roberts | Former NFL Coach: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a former NFL coach? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Daron Roberts to find out!

Daron Roberts | Former NFL Coach: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a former NFL coach? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Daron Roberts to find out!
Daron Roberts | Former NFL Coach: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a former NFL coach? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Daron Roberts to find out!

Daron Roberts | Former NFL Coach & Founding Director, Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation @ UT

Show Notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Daron went from being a Harvard Law School graduate to working as an NFL coach.
  • The routines from his NFL days that have carried over into his career now.
  • The pressures and stressful parts of being an NFL coach.
  • One moment that he’s most proud of from his NFL career.
  • Advice he’d give to someone who wants to completely change career paths like he did.
  • One thing he wished people knew about what it’s like to be an NFL coach.
  • Misconceptions people have about NFL coaches.
  • How to set boundaries in your life and the questions you should ask yourself before saying yes.
  • Why he thinks perfectionism holds most people back.

Daron K. Roberts is a former NFL and college coach who serves as founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation (CSLi) at the University of Texas. CSLi is the first university-based institute dedicated to developing leadership and character curricula for high school and collegiate athletes. He is the best-selling author of “Call an Audible: Let My Pivot from Harvard Law to NFL Coach Inspire Your Transition“. The book was named one of Sports Illustrated’s, “Best Sports Business Books of 2017“.

Roberts has a proven track record in improving management systems and developing leadership strategy for managers in both the private and public sectors. He has been featured in ESPN the Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek and Sports Illustrated. A lecturer at the University of Texas, Roberts focuses on issues of governance and innovation in the sports arena. He teaches two upper-division honors courses – Leadership Strategy in Sports and Disruptive Innovation in Sports. He also developed a course – A Gameplan for Winning at Life – that is taught to all incoming freshmen student-athletes at the University of Texas. During the course of each academic year, Roberts teaches over 300 students.

Roberts is a contributor to Forbes.com, and his articles have appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Fortune, Houston Chronicle, Texas CEO Magazine and Time.

Key takeaways from this episode

“I wrote a letter to all 32 NFL football teams asking for an internship, anything I could get. I got 31 rejections.” – Daron Roberts 

“Often at times, even as adults, we talk to our parents like we need their approval and support.” – Daron Roberts 

“I think often at times we build these fake expiration dates in our minds.” – Daron Roberts 

“No matter what you’ve done up until this point in your life, it can’t be undone.” – Daron Roberts 

“When I first started as an NFL coach, I slept at the office.” – Daron Roberts

“I ask myself every morning: What are the things we need to do today that will give me a win for that entire day.” – Daron Roberts 

One thing about the NFL is that your work product is on display for millions of people on Sunday at 1pm. - @CoachDKR Click To Tweet

“The only thing I miss about being an NFL coach is that you constantly know exactly where you stand in terms of your professional output.” – Daron Roberts 

“I’ve really lowered my stress level in an intentional way because I’ve learned that no one cares about your time as much as you do.” – Daron Roberts

“You have to be your Chief Encouragement Officer.” – Daron Roberts

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Daron Roberts | Former NFL Coach: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a former NFL coach? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Daron Roberts to find out!Daron Roberts | Former NFL Coach: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a former NFL coach? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Daron Roberts to find out!

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Day in the Life of Rachel Wilkerson Miller, Senior Lifestyle Editor at BuzzFeed

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On today’s show, I have Rachel Wilkerson Miller who is a Senior Lifestyle Editor at BuzzFeed.

I’ve followed Rachel’s blog for years. I’m talkin’ at least 8 years, which is a long time in blog days. While her blog has changed over time (it used to be healthy living focused, now it mostly shares what she’s reading and writing), I’ve always loved following along her life.

I think I’m not alone when it comes to curiosity about what it’s like to work at BuzzFeed. Is it really as fun as it seems? Are the people actually cool or are they stuck up? How do they get work done while working in a chaotic environment?!

We chat about all of this more. Rachel shares how she got the job at BuzzFeed, advice she’d give to anyone who wants to work in journalism, the most challenging and rewarding aspects about working at BuzzFeed, where she finds inspiration on the stories she writers, and a heck of a lot more.

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Rachel Wilkerson Miller | Senior Lifestyle Editor at BuzzFeed: Ever wonder what it's like to work at BuzzFeed? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!

Rachel Wilkerson Miller | Senior Lifestyle Editor at BuzzFeed: Ever wonder what it's like to work at BuzzFeed? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!

Rachel Wilkerson Miller | Senior Lifestyle Editor at BuzzFeed: Ever wonder what it's like to work at BuzzFeed? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!

Rachel Wilkerson Miller | Senior Lifestyle Editor at BuzzFeed

Show Notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:
  • How Rachel got started at BuzzFeed.
  • Advice she would give to someone who wants to work in journalism or at BuzzFeed specifically.
  • The most challenging aspects and proudest moments during her career at BuzzFeed.
  • One thing that surprised her about working at BuzzFeed.
  • Where she finds inspiration for the articles she writes and what she likes most about working at BuzzFeed.
  • How the political climate has changed the content that’s shared on BuzzFeed.
Rachel Wilkerson Miller is a senior lifestyle editor at BuzzFeed and the author of Dot Journaling: A Practical Guide. After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in journalism, she worked at ELLE Magazine. Her writing has appeared on The Hairpin, The Huffington Post, The Knot, and A Practical Wedding, and she lives in Brooklyn.

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Key takeaways from this episode:

“The only downside is balancing getting to create content with managing people.” – Rachel Wilkerson Miller (on managing people)
“I have to be realistic about how long it takes to do things.” – Rachel Wilkerson Miller

“I worked really hard to break that habit where I don’t check my phone until I’m physically out of the bed.” – Rachel Wilkerson Miller

 “So many of the pitches we get come from people, it feels like it comes from people who don’t actually read BuzzFeed.” – Rachel Wilkerson Miller

 “We don’t get a lot of our content from pitches. It’s very rare that a pitch lands”. – Rachel Wilkerson Miller

“We’re all doing so many things at once, it’s hard to really have a day where you’re just doing one thing.” – Rachel Wilkerson Miller

“Most of the things that I’m writing about come from real conversations that I’m having with friends.” – Rachel Wilkerson Miller

“I really like to be the first person to find something new.” – Rachel Wilkerson Miller

“When I get home, I make myself sit down and write in my journal for 10-20 minutes.” – Rachel Wilkerson Miller

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Rachel Wilkerson Miller | Senior Lifestyle Editor at BuzzFeed: Ever wonder what it's like to work at BuzzFeed? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!Rachel Wilkerson Miller | Senior Lifestyle Editor at BuzzFeed: Ever wonder what it's like to work at BuzzFeed? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!

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Day in the Life of Meghan Meredith, Certified Health & Wellness Coach

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On today’s show, I have Meghan Meredith who is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach located in Los Angeles, California.

During this episode, we chat about how she got started as a health coach, what she thinks people misconceive about health coaches, her struggles with social media, pressures on being “healthy” all the time, among many other topics. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a health and wellness coach, now’s your chance!

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Meghan Meredith | Certified Health and Wellness Coach: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Certified Health and Wellness Coach? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing Meghan Meredith to find out!

Meghan Meredith | Certified Health & Wellness Coach

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Meghan got started as a health and wellness coach.
  • What Meghan thinks people misconceive about the health coaching industry.
  • Her struggles with social media as a business owner and how she handles the pressure of always being “on.”
  • Advice she’d give listeners to lead a healthier lifestyle.
  • Her advice on how to incorporate a slower morning into your routine.
  • If she feels pressure to be “healthy” all of the time and how she handles it.
  • How she prioritizes her own health in order to serve others well.

Meghan is the founder of HomeBodySoul, a lifestyle wellness brand for women. Meghan is also the author and creator of Whole Body Fitness: A Self Guided Fitness Planner.

Meghan is passionate about coming alongside and inspiring women to become their best self.

She believes in a holistic approach to living and that our environments profoundly impact our overall health and wellbeing. Her over-arching goal is to help women create more beautiful, healthier, and meaningful lives!

Meghan loves sipping green tea, sunflowers, and slow mornings. She currently reside in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, CA with my husband and their pup, Nusu. She is an old soul, a small town girl, and a big dreamer.

Key takeaways from this episode

I’ve always been really passionate about health and wellness and helping people to live healthier lifestyles.” – Meghan Meredith

I want to help people prevent disease and illness.” – Meghan Meredith

Health coaching isn’t like conventional medical care at all.” – Meghan Meredith

As a #healthcoach, my goal is to help people create strategic, meaningful goals that they can take action on. - Meghan Meredith on the Day in the Life podcast hosted by @brittneyllynn Click To Tweet

You’re not going to change your whole lifestyle overnight.” – Meghan Meredith

What works for one person probably isn't going to work for the next person. - Meghan Meredith, on health & wellness on the Day in the Life podcast Click To Tweet

“I love slow mornings, I savor them. I don’t like feeling rushed.” – Meghan Meredith

It’s so freeing to be able to say no. – Meghan Meredith

“We cannot be finding our identity in social media.” – Meghan Meredith

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Day in the Life of Paul Meier, Former Lutheran Pastor

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On today’s show, I have Paul Meier, who is a Former Lutheran Pastor located in Eastern Kentucky.

This episode is probably one of my favorites because our conversation took an unexpected turn. As Paul was talking about how he was led to work in ministry later in life, we discussed what later led him out of the ministry. One of those reasons was how his church congregation felt about homosexuality and Christianity.

I think our conversation will surprise and enlighten you and I hope no matter what you feel about this topic that you will open your heart and mind while you listen.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Paul Meier | Former Lutheran Pastor: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Former Lutheran Pastor? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing Paul Meier to find out!

Paul Meier | Former Lutheran Pastor

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How he got called to become a pastor later in life.
  • How he emotionally handled being exposed to people’s worst moments of their lives.
  • If he ever experienced burnout and how he handled it.
  • His thoughts on gay couples and Christianity.
  • The difficult and most rewarding parts of being a pastor.
  • The advice he’d give to people who are a beginner at learning about Christianity.

Paul W. Meier, a second career pastor, received a Masters of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School and a Masters of Sacred Theology degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He served eleven years in parish ministry. He’s a member of the board of directors for Trinity/HOPE, an organization that feeds children in Haiti (www.trinityhope.org) and also serves as the chairperson in his synod for the ELCA Malaria Campaign as it joins with others to eradicate malaria from third world countries.

Key takeaways from this episode

I almost felt like it was expected that I would go into the ministry.” – Paul Meier

“All of the sudden, it seemed like some words came off of the page and were speaking right to me.” – Paul Meier

Meditation helped me come to know myself better. - @PaulWMeier on the Day in the Life podcast hosted by @brittneyllynn Click To Tweet

Too often our thoughts control us.” – Paul Meier

Learning how to pray without words is hard and learning how to empty your mind is hard, it just takes a lot of practice. - @PaulWMeier on the Day in the Life podcast Click To Tweet

I think what meditation really does is it helps you become aware of your own thoughts.” – Paul Meier

Once you become aware of your own thoughts, you can decide how you want to respond. - @PaulWMeier on the Day in the Life podcast Click To Tweet

Our egos are the most fragile and insecure of our thoughts and minds.” – Paul Meier

Trust your heart and trust your instincts.” – Paul Meier

Don’t worry about what’s going to happen when you’re dead.” – Paul Meier

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