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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.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy! 

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.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

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.

Links to resources:

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!

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

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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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 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!

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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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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: 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!

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Day in the Life of Lisa & Peter Hoppe, World Travelers

On today’s show, I have not one but two guests, Lisa and Peter Hoppe, who are on an adventure of traveling the world for one year!

Peter is a web designer who was able to take his work on the road with him and Lisa shares the traveling adventures on their YouTube account, Happy Hoppe.

Lisa & Peter have always loved traveling but when they received some devastating news, they decided to up and leave the U.S. in favor of traveling the world for an entire year.

We chat about what led them to make the decision to become world travelers for a year, how they prepared for their trip, what it costs them to travel (we talk exact numbers!), their struggles, and a whole lot more!

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Lisa & Peter Hoppe | World Travelers: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a husband and wife duo traveling the world for one year? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!

Lisa and Peter Hoppe | World Travelers

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • Why Lisa and Peter Hoppe decided to leave the U.S. and travel the world for one year.
  • Their families reaction to their decision to travel the world.
  • How Lisa & Peter prepared in advance for traveling the world for a year.
  • How they make money while they’re traveling and how much they saved in advance before leaving.
  • What the monthly cost is for them to travel to different countries.
  • Their advice for people who want to take time off to travel.
  • Some of the struggles they’ve experienced while traveling full-time.
  • One thing they would do differently if they had to start over.

We are Peter and Lisa, a married couple (of 5 years) who LOVES adventure!

Peter is a solopreneur. He double-majored in finance and marketing and was set to pursue the corporate route. But, 6 years ago, he went into business for himself and successfully started Garetii Media. What originally started out as a website company, has grown into website, graphic design and videos and is primarily referral based.

Lisa majored in video broadcasting and have helped Peter with a few videos for Garetii and have done a few sales jobs and nannying, but have always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom.

After finding out devastating news in February 2016 that I was infertile, Peter wisely asked us to wait a year before starting the adoption process. Then almost a year later, in January 2017 through different circumstances, I had the idea to travel the world for a year while Peter continued to work remotely.

Peter loved the idea and the next day had an action plan for us.

July 2017 we started a 1 year around the WORLD trip! 6 continents // 12 months! Goal: keep income and expenses around the same as if we were in Colorado!

Lisa makes a daily YouTube video, so you can experience the WHOLE journey – the good, bad, beautiful & ugly. We show that travel doesn’t have to break the bank & we hope our videos inspire you to live your dream.

Key takeaways from this episode

I had to ask, are you sure you want to do this because if we get halfway around the world I don't want to stop and come home until we're done. - Peter Hoppe Click To Tweet

“Back in the States, I definitely had more of a normal routine.” – Peter Hoppe

“Typically, our average is about $35/night.”- Peter Hoppe

“So far, we’ve been to 45 different countries in 202 days.” – Lisa Hoppe

When it was warmer weather, sometimes we'd sleep in a car. - Lisa Hoppe Click To Tweet Part of the goal for this trip was to inspire more people to go to those places they've always dreamed of. - Peter Hoppe Click To Tweet

“Today, it’s so much easier to travel and find budget options than it used to be.” – Peter Hoppe

Figure out how to get rid of all of the expenses you have at home so you don't take those expenses with you. - Peter Hoppe Click To Tweet

“We have our work days where we’re locked down in a room all day long working and we have days where we’re exploring all day.” – Peter Hoppe

“If there would be one thing I’d do differently, it would be better utilize my time on the buses in Europe.” – Lisa Hoppe

Everywhere we go, I try to be intentional about smiling at the people that we are passing on the street. - Lisa Hoppe Click To Tweet

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Lisa & Peter Hoppe | World Travelers: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a husband and wife duo traveling the world for one year? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!Lisa & Peter Hoppe | World Travelers: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a husband and wife duo traveling the world for one year? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!

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Day in the Life of John Hubbard, Cyber Security Manager

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On today’s show, I have John Hubbard who is a Cyber Security Manager located in Pennsylvania.

John is an expert at Cyber Security and we cover A LOT of topics during this episode, everything from how he got started in the information security industry & advice for anyone who wants to work in the information security field to how you can protect yourself and your more sensitive information to stay safe. These days, we all live our lives online but there are people out there who will take advantage of vulnerabilities and steal your information.

This episode is super informative for those who want to take action to protect themselves but aren’t quite sure where to start.

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John Hubbard | Cyber Security Manager: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Cyber Security Manager? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!

John Hubbard | Cyber Security Manager

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How John got into the information security industry and advice for anyone who wants to work in the information security industry.
  • How hackers go about compromising a person and/or a business and the different techniques they use to get access to sensitive information.
  • How people can take action to protect themselves from malware & hackers.
  • The difference between an opportunist attack and a targeted attack.
  • His biggest struggle working in the information security industry.
  • What people misconceive about the information security industry.
  • His thoughts on cryptocurrency and how someone can become more knowledgeable about this area and how it will be tied to cyber security.

John Hubbard is the Lead of GlaxoSmithKline’s U.S. Security Operations Center where his responsibilities include defending against cyber-attacks, forensic analysis, and reverse engineering of viruses. He is also an instructor and author for the SANS Institute where he teaches network security monitoring and cyber defense to an international audience.

John has a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and his past research spans from malware, to car hacking, mobile app security, and the Internet of Things. He is passionate about security and is driven to help teach organizations around the world how to protect their most sensitive data. In his free time he enjoys running, drone racing, and slowly turning his home into a data center.

Key takeaways from this episode

“If I wake up and have 50 emails, I know maybe I should go to work a little earlier.” – John Hubbard

“When you’re working across the globe, it’s very easy to duplicate work if you don’t have a communication strategy.” – John Hubbard

One of the key features of a good analyst is being able to remain calm and think about things rationally. - @sechubb Click To Tweet

“When it comes to cyber attacks, the industry tends to divide it into two different pieces: opportunistic attacks and targeted attacks.” – John Hubbard

In certain situations, all bets are off when it comes to hackers, they don't care if they're being ethical or not. - @sechubb Click To Tweet

“I think one of the struggles is convincing people to do what they need to do to secure themselves.” – John Hubbard

“I think exercise is extremely important for your mental state.” – John Hubbard

“The best part of my day is when I get to solve a new challenge or learning something new.” – John Hubbard

If you've done it twice, you should have automated it once. - @sechubb Click To Tweet

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Day in the Life of Lauren Frontiera, Founder of The Real Female Entrepreneur

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On today’s show, I have Lauren Frontiera, podcaster and creator of The Real Female Entrepreneur.

Lauren and I are in the same entrepreneurial groups online and after a few Skype dates, we became fast friends. Lauren and I started our businesses around the same time and Lauren so openly shares the rollercoaster that is entrepreneurship and I can relate to practically all of the topics she talks about on her podcast, where she interviews a variety of female entrepreneurs sharing their successes, struggles, and everything in between.

During this episode, we talk about meditation, her journey to becoming an entrepreneur, the struggles and rewards of being a podcaster/entrepreneur, among many other topics. Lauren is not one to hold back and she shares it all and I’m excited for you to listen.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Lauren Frontiera | Podcaster & Founder of The Real Female Entrepreneur: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for podcaster and founder of The Real Female Entrepreneur Lauren Frontiera? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!

Lauren Frontiera | Founder of The Real Female Entrepreneur

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • Lauren’s journey to becoming an entrepreneur and how she got started.
  • How & why did Lauren started The Real Female Entrepreneur podcast and community.
  • Her biggest struggles and more rewarding moments of being an entrepreneur.
  • What she thinks people misconceive about being an entrepreneur.
  • How entrepreneurship has changed her for the better.
  • How she prepares for interviews.
  • Advice she’d give to other female entrepreneurs.

Lauren Frontiera is the founder + visionary of the badass online platform + collective, The Real Female Entrepreneur. Her podcast reaches thousands of women at all stages of business through real, honest, inspiring conversations with both high-profile and newly emerging female entrepreneurs. And when she’s not in front of her computer, you can probably find her pretending to be the next contestant on The Great British Baking Show (or some other food-related tv contest)!

Key takeaways from this episode

“I don’t think there’s been a day that I’ve meditated for 5 minutes and then gotten out of bed in a bad mood.” – Lauren Frontiera

“I had 9 different jobs within the first two years of graduating college. I could not figure out what it is I wanted to do.” – Lauren Frontiera

I realized all of these doubts, insecurities, fears, that I had been dealing with but didn't know how to deal with because I didn't see anyone else dealing with them or talking about them bubbled up to the top. - @trfentrepreneur Click To Tweet I wanted to support other female entrepreneurs and show that they weren't alone. - @trfentrepreneur Click To Tweet

I have to focus on the things that will grow the business. – Lauren Frontiera

But I’m sure as hell going to enjoy a business a lot more if it’s making me this consistent source of income. – Lauren Frontiera

The truth I had been telling myself was that in order to make a lot of money, you have to work so hard that it hurts. - @trfentrepreneur Click To Tweet

I ask myself, if I could only do one thing today, what would that be? – Lauren Frontiera

I think a lot of people misconceive that being an entrepreneur is glamourous and fun. A lot of people think that if you work from home, you have all of this extra time. – Lauren Frontiera

Give yourself grace. Rehumanize yourself. – Lauren Frontiera

We are our own worst critics, we are not our own biggest fans. - @trfentrepreneur Click To Tweet

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Day in the Life of Kristen Ley, Founder of Thimblepress

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On today’s show, I have Kristen Ley who is the Founder and Owner of Thimblepress, located in Jackson, Mississippi.

Kristen and I were introduced through episode guest Katie Hunt and we immediately hit it off. I get the pleasure of working with Kristen to help get Thimblepress even more press than it already attracts. Talk about dream job!

Kristen and I talk about what it’s like to run a profitable, online business, how she started partnering with brands such as Hallmark and Target, her proudest moments and hardest struggles, and more!

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Kristen Ley | Founder of Thimblepress: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for the founder of Thimblepress? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out! #entrepreneur #entrepreneurtips #smallbusiness

Kristen Ley | Founder of Thimblepress

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • What she struggles with the most being the owner of an online business.
  • The way she initially connected with big brands like Hallmark and Target and what it was like to get those emails.
  • How she sets boundaries at work and in her home space so she’s not constantly working.
  • Kristen’s tips on connecting on a deeper level with your customers.
  • Advice Kristen would offer to someone who wants to start their own business.

Kristen Ley is the founder, owner and creative director of Thimblepress®. Founded in a garage back in 2012, Thimblepress® is design & lifestyle company aiming to create products that make people happy and encourage celebrating each other and ourselves. Each product is filled with loads of love & color. Thimblepress® is sold in over 900 retail shops internationally and Thimblepress® products are also available on Thimblepress.com. Thimblepress® recently sold an exclusive line of products in Target stores and Target.com, and has collaborated and/or with many different brands such as Hallmark, Moon & Lola, Glitter Guide, Throw Pillow, Speak Wines, June & January & Keds.

Thimblepress® loves unique products that help elevate & showcase personal style be it on a desk, in hands or on walls. Thimblepress® wants to be a part of helping you create lasting memories, fill a room with color, bring a smile to a face & make you feel unique & special. 

In Kristen’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends & her Goldendoodles Willow and Henry in her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi. She also loves Jesus, painting, travel, perusing the local flea markets & a good movie on Netflix.

Key takeaways from this episode

I want to make sure that I'm there for them and that they know how important they are to our business. - Kristen Ley  Click To Tweet I had stories of death, life, celebration and they talked about how the products we create at Thimblepress were an integral part of that memory for them. - Kristen Ley Click To Tweet

“You have to be really intentional and mindful about connecting.” – Kristen Ley

“Hallmark reached out to us, which I give credit to God and I believe he brought me that opportunity.” – Kristen Ley

“Buyers want to hear the story and want to feel connected to you.” – Kristen Ley

“Take the time to really think about what are your core values, what makes you you.” – Kristen Ley

I think we're more disconnected in relationships these days. - Kristen Ley Click To Tweet

“If you’re truly being you, you’re going to want to promote and stand behind those products.” – Kristen Ley

“Boundaries were a thing that were really hard for me when I first started.” – Kristen Ley

“I have to focus back in on our customers because at the end of the day, that’s the most important thing.” – Kristen Ley

“Where you’re saying yes to, is where you’re spending your life.” – Kristen Ley

“You don’t have to take every opportunity. You don’t have to say yes to things you don’t want to do.” – Kristen Ley

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Day in the Life of Laura Collins, Stay at Home Mom

On today’s show, I have Laura Collins who is a stay at home mom living in Kohler, Wisconsin.

Laura and I met through our church we attended while we lived in Wisconsin. She worked a traditional corporate job up until two years ago when her and her family moved to Kohler from Milwaukee and she was able to quit her full-time job to be a full-time stay at home mom.

Laura always knew deep down she wanted the option of staying at home and now that she’s been at home for two years she wouldn’t change a thing about her experience.

We talk about what she thinks people misconceive about being a stay at home mom, her biggest struggles and best moments, the greatest lessons her kids have taught her and what it’s really like to be a stay at home mom.

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Laura Collins | Stay At Home Mom: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a stay at home mom? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!

Laura Collins | Stay at Home Mom

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • What her life was like prior to being a stay at home mom.
  • How she became a stay at home mom and why she decided to stay at home with her kids.
  • One of the greatest lessons her kids have taught her.
  • What people misconceive about being a stay at home mom.
  • Her biggest struggles and best moments of being a stay at home mom.
  • What she would tell someone who doesn’t understand why someone would want to be a stay at home home.
  • If she’s ever felt judged for deciding to be a stay at home mom.

Laura Collins is a married mother of a 6 and 3 year old and has been navigating the new world of being a stay at home mom for just over two years. Prior to that, she spent time working briefly as a health coach, and then as a team lead at a corporate wellness company. She also has a (live, but sadly, inactive) blog, wholegreenlove.com, which allows her to write about her true passion: real food, nutrition, and natural solutions to cleaning, and caring for yourself and your family.

She loves cooking, yoga, traveling, reading, and dreams of blogging again someday when motivation and inspiration returns to her. In the meantime, she’s busy wiping messes off of her kid’s faces, chasing them around playgrounds, keeping the peace in her household, reading a million children’s books a day, and driving her minivan to school, soccer, swimming, tennis, taekwondo, and toddler music classes.

Key takeaways from this episode

I love what I was doing but there was this small part of me that always knew I wanted to stay at home with my kids. - Laura Collins Click To Tweet
“Moving to a new city was a reminder to me that God’s plan really is perfect.” – Laura Collins
Our lifestyle is slower paced and it's exactly what we needed. - Laura Collins Click To Tweet
“I’ve been surprised at how many people when I tell them that I’m a stay at home mom, their immediate answer is ‘that’s the hardest job in the world for you.'” – Laura Collins
When you're in the mom community on social media, there's a lot of opinions on your decisions as a parent. - Laura Collins Click To Tweet
“Me staying at home and my husband working has been the best decision for our family.” – Laura Collins
“There’s almost this assumption that I’m staying at home as a replacement for daycare.” – Laura Collins
“At the end of the day, my husband doesn’t get the best of me because I’m drained.” – Laura Collins
“I don’t always love playing with my kids.” – Laura Collins
“The best part of my day is the morning with my kids.” – Laura Collins
“Our society connects making a difference with what you put out into society or the workplace.” – Laura Collins
“Our society puts all this weight on busyness and productivity and achievement and when that’s gone…it’s hard.” – Laura Collins
“I want to make sure my kids know that they’re being listened to.” – Laura Collins

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