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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!

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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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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
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!

Links to resources

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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!

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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!

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.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

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!

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

Links to resources

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!

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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!

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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!

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!

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Mojan Nourbakhsh | Hollywood Actress & Producer : Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for an actress in Hollywood? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing actress Mojan Nourbakhsh to find out!

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. 

Mojan Nourbakhsh | Hollywood Actress & Producer : Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for an actress in Hollywood? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing actress Mojan Nourbakhsh to find out!

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

Mojan Nourbakhsh | Hollywood Actress & Producer : Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for an actress in Hollywood? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing actress Mojan Nourbakhsh to find out!

Links to resources

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Mojan Nourbakhsh | Hollywood Actress & Producer : Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for an actress in Hollywood? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing actress Mojan Nourbakhsh to find out!

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Mojan Nourbakhsh | Hollywood Actress & Producer : Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for an actress in Hollywood? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interviewing actress Mojan Nourbakhsh to find out!

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
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!

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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!

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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!

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

Links to resources

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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!

#DITLpodcast

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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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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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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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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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