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The Frickin’ Awesome Entrepreneur is all about mastering your mind, gaining the skills you need, and dominating as a business owner., starting with the fact that YOU are already Frickin' Awesome. You've got unique experiences, education, values, and StrengthsFinder profile that makes you truly one-of-a-kind with unique contributions to the marketplace. AND you are not meant to do it solo. In each episode, Alissa Daire Nelson sits down with a Frickin’ Awesome Entrepreneur to talk about the underrepresented realities of entrepreneurship. If you’ve ever tried to build a business, or have any desire to do so, be sure to subscribe right now and become a Frickin’ Awesome Entrepreneur yourself.

Frickin' Awesome Entrepreneur Alissa Daire Nelson Helps Business Owners Develop a Frickin’ Awesome Mind

    • Self-Improvement
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The Frickin’ Awesome Entrepreneur is all about mastering your mind, gaining the skills you need, and dominating as a business owner., starting with the fact that YOU are already Frickin' Awesome. You've got unique experiences, education, values, and StrengthsFinder profile that makes you truly one-of-a-kind with unique contributions to the marketplace. AND you are not meant to do it solo. In each episode, Alissa Daire Nelson sits down with a Frickin’ Awesome Entrepreneur to talk about the underrepresented realities of entrepreneurship. If you’ve ever tried to build a business, or have any desire to do so, be sure to subscribe right now and become a Frickin’ Awesome Entrepreneur yourself.

    The Universe Has Our Back with Liza Lomax

    The Universe Has Our Back with Liza Lomax

    Episode Summary:
    Liza Lomax is a life coach who specializes in body image coaching. She helps women eliminate their negative self-talk so they feel beautiful and confident at any weight. Liza coaches from a place of both expertise and personal experience, helping her clients achieve their goals. In this episode, Alissa and Liza discuss the inspiration to start Love Your Body Coaching and how Liza built it into a career, the value of friendship and the secret to manifesting what you want in your life.
    Key Takeaways:
    00:57 – Alissa welcomes to the podcast Liza Lomax, who shares her journey to self-love through cutting out the negative toxic influences in her life
    10:06 – How Liza started and sustained her journey of weight loss
    15:12 – Liza expounds on her educational background and her passion for helping people
    21:38 – Liza’s Strengths Finder profile
    28:23 – The value Liza places on friendship
    30:23 – Liza speaks to the ongoing challenges she’s facing, including her own money mindset
    41:06 – How Liza identifies and manifests what she wants to see in her life
    47:09 – Alissa thanks Liza for joining the show, and let’s listeners know where they can follow her
    Tweetables:
    “I knew that there were women out there that suffered and had those same mindset issues that I did. And I wanted to help them. I wanted to help all of them.” (08:42)
    “In my heart I knew that there was something that I had to do and it was something for me. And I always knew that somewhere down there I valued myself, even though I didn’t say it externally all the time to myself. I knew that, as a spiritual being and this human body, I knew that I needed to do something and needed to help myself somehow.” (11:47)
    “I always helped people. I was always there to help people. I love people. I light up when I talk to people and I’m so passionate about just helping anybody. And that’s really what I did for the longest time – I just helped people.” (16:45)
    “Money is energy. We need money.” (32:47)
    “Literally, if I see a penny on the ground – I don’t care that it’s a freakin’ penny – I’m gonna pick it up because it’s the universe sending me money.” (41:40)
    Links Mentioned:
    Alissa’s Website – https://www.daire2succeed.com/
    Liza’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/liza-lomax-7b9625179/
    Liza’s Website – http://www.lizalomax.com/
    Liza’s YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhaE9SuVs915S5LnLFxtMA
    Liza’s Instagram – @lizalomax https://www.instagram.com/lizalomax/
    Liza’s Twitter – @liza_lomax https://twitter.com/liza_lomax
    Liza’s Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/liza.lomax  

    • 49 min
    You're not alone - Keep Being Frickin' Awesome

    You're not alone - Keep Being Frickin' Awesome

    Hey there! Well, we are in interesting times, aren't we? 
    We'll all taken a proverbial pause, maybe freaked out a little, and questioned how you'll move forward. 
    And now... let's take back control of what we can control. What we feed our minds, how we care for ourselves, and our inner game. 
    Let's do this together. 

    • 12 min
    From Self-Doubt to Self-Love

    From Self-Doubt to Self-Love

    As Alissa has said time and again, we're all perfectly lopsided puzzle pieces, a part of this larger puzzle, or threads in the larger tapestry. We have just relaunched this show and what better and more-fitting episode to start with than to invite Kari Romeo as our opening guest because she is everything that this show embodies. Kari is no stranger to limiting beliefs, fears, and self-doubt. Before all the success, she's dealt and struggled with insecurities—much like we all do. Today's episode is truly inspirational and a real testament that what you believe, manifests. I hope that by the end of this episode, you find the power to reframe your thoughts and experience the beautiful transformation that Kari and myself had the opportunity to, and together, let's claim our successes.
    About Kari Romeo Kari Romeo is a transformational life coach, she's a motivational speaker, a personal transformation and mindset seminar facilitator. She's also a retired Air Force officer—a decorated one, mind you—a life coach, and author of the new book, Becoming Beautiful: A Personal Journey Towards Happiness. She enjoys speaking with groups, organizations, and businesses about using the positive power of appreciative inquiry to achieve success.
     
    Kari’s Top 5 StrengthsFinder Themes:
     
    Connectedness Positivity Empathy Individualization Maximizer  
     
    Key Takeaways So many people are trudging through life instead of bouncing joyously through life. We're meant to live fulfilling joyful lives. If we're not, then it's time to let go of whatever's holding us back and be happy. We each are our own color of thread in the tapestry of life. It's the little shifts of perspective which help us to live more fulfilling and joyful life. Time-Stamped Show Highlights [00:53] Getting to know our 'relaunch' guest. [04:04] Important things we need to know about Kari.
    "I just didn't think I was enough." [07:25] How everything around Kari became brighter and clearer.
    "When your inner light starts to shine, it shines the light on all of that." [09:21] Talking about courage [11:03] How Kari digs and uncovers fears and limiting beliefs [16:02] What are Kari's superpowers?
    "My job is to be the light that helps somebody else to find their own light." [18:10] Kari's top five gorgeous strengths [20:02] Alissa shares her personal challenge.
    "Everybody has a place. Everybody fits in some fashion." [22:44] An experience better than any paycheck Kari's received, ever. [26:44] How Kari mirrors her shine back to herself and the challenges she's had.
    "I do transform lives but it's hard to go out there because it's just how I am." [27:57] The deal: There's no proven formula as per Alissa.
    "You craft the experience for that particular person. " [29:48] The thread for all of Kari's clients.
    "Part of the job as a coach is to call the BS flag." [33:03] Developing other avenues and outlining processes. [35:10] Alissa's challenge to Kari.
    "Let's get you shared with the world so that more people can have a little slice of that magic.  [37:58] What Kari wants every woman to know. [40:28] Kari's commitments. [43:04] Where to find Kari and her book. [45:14] Episode wrap up. Selected Links for This Episode Kari’s Website Connect with Kari on LinkedIn TEDx Talk: Teaching the Inner Critic a New Story Becoming Beautiful: A Personal Journey Towards Happiness Frickin’ Awesome Resources Frickin’ Awesome Entrepreneurs Facebook Community From Frustrated to Frickin’ Awesome by Alissa Daire Nelson Daire Success Coaching website StrengthsFinder 2.0 test  StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath  

    • 46 min
    035: I’m (We're) Back! Revamp. Transition. Emergence.

    035: I’m (We're) Back! Revamp. Transition. Emergence.

    Welcome to our Comeback episode! As what the title says, this episode is dedicated to the introduction of someone who is going to take the reins of hosting this podcast soon. We will also be talking a little bit about what’s in store and what have we been doing in the months that we weren’t airing. This change could not have come at a more perfect time than now. I am truly excited for what’s ahead. Stick around as we usher in a new beginning of an even more awesome podcast for you.
     
    About Shawnell Miller Shawnell is an expert in staffing and recruitment having worked in the industry since graduating college. She’s got a degree in communications and is a certified ICF coach. Her intensive years working for recruitment agencies such as Russell Tobin, PRIDE Health, LLC and Infinity Consulting Solutions along with her degree has equipped her with skill sets that is proven to be a welcome addition to the team we are building. Deep and honest conversations is Shawnell’s jam and that makes her a perfect person for the role of coach and host of this podcast.
     
    Shawnell’s Top 5 StrengthsFinder Strengths
    1. Futuristic
    2. Positivity
    3. Achiever
    4. Responsibility
    5. Developer
     
    Key Takeaways In the midst of all of that low, I do believe that you shouldn't just get over your obstacles. Use them as that step up to the next level. As you shift from solo entrepreneur to having a team, your core values are important, and they absolutely influence, but they're not the business. It's important to have a place where you can listen in on some of the challenges that people are facing because sometimes those same challenges are the ones you're facing too. When you're in your calling and doing what you love, you truly will feel it I wanted to become as fully educated and how I can be the best version of myself. Time-Stamped Show Highlights [00:39] A sweet reintroduction of the podcast. [02:52] What has happened? [04:27] Daire Success Coaching's newest coach. [07:08] Getting to know Shawnell.
    “I didn't really question if there was a possibility that anything outside of that industry or that I would be good at.” [10:16] How Shawnell got interested in coaching. [15:32] Alissa acknowledging Shawnell’s maturity and amazingness. [19:32] Shawnell’s transition and how she found Alissa
    “I truly didn't really work on my mindset to really prepare myself for that.” [23:22] The catalyst behind the reemergence. [27:00] The awesome collab starts.
    “We judge ourselves and others so harshly but judgment and curiosity can not live in the same space at the same time.” [30:10] What’s been going on with Alissa.
    “I was in a position where as a success coach, I felt anything but successful.” [38:09] The mission that emerged from Alissa’s struggles.
    “We are moving in a direction that is Universally blessed.” [43:46] What’s in store for us and for you? Selected Links for This Episode Connect with Shawnell on LinkedIn Connect with Alissa on LinkedIn Connect with Daire Success Coaching on Facebook  
    Frickin’ Awesome Resources Frickin’ Awesome Entrepreneurs Facebook Community From Frustrated to Frickin’ Awesome by Alissa Daire Nelson Daire Success Coaching website StrengthsFinder 2.0 test  StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

    • 47 min
    034: Bring Your Business to a New Level with Financial Prowess

    034: Bring Your Business to a New Level with Financial Prowess

    As small business owners, when we start our business, the ultimate goal is to hit a certain figure and be successful, which is what we had always imagined it to be. Anytime that happens, we celebrate and give ourselves a tap on the back for a job well done. But mind you, celebrations can often be short lived, and soon we find out that while we were still high on the success, the stress and challenges were keeping up too. New level, new devil—as I’d like to say. This episode today tackles the issues and challenges that a seven or six-figure business deals with.
    I asked my friend Chris to come and join us today. He has willingly shared two major drawbacks that he’d experienced, and together, we will share with you how you can take this challenge head on, what systems and processes to employ, keeping that check and balance, that way we can keep problems at bay or from resurfacing. There’s a lot in store for you in this episode; so clear your head, prepare your pens for some serious note taking because what we share here today might be helpful for you today, or in the future.
     
    About Chris Taylor As President & CEO of Actionable.co, Chris Taylor helps business consultants bring learning sustainment and measurable behaviour change to their client engagements.  As the host of iTunes #2 ranked business podcast The 21st Century Workplace, Chris regularly hosts conversations with the world’s leading thinkers on leadership, change management and employee engagement, bringing his trademark curiosity and humour to the complex topics of business strategy and professional management. Chris has penned over 150 articles on aspects of our new world of work, and is a regular speaker on stages domestic and abroad.
     
    Chris’ Top 5 StrengthsFinder Themes:
     
    Futuristic Strategic Communication Activator Positivity  
    Listen in Now! [need iTunes URL]
    Key Takeaways If you feel that the business objectives of the organization you work for are aligned with your personal objectives in a truly deep, meaningful way, that does nothing but positive things. The real challenge is taking a pause, how to take one or two ideas, and how to apply those in your life in a way that has lasting impact. Understanding how those strength themes are wired can help you redirect it. Work with people that are doing powerful work in their own space and find a way to support them in their work. Hone in on the craft of presenting, and organizing, messaging around stories, and how to make that meaningful for the audience. The more people you have, the harder it is to get everyone across. Time-Stamped Show Highlights [01:20] An intro that made our guest glow. [03:42] A look at Chris’ background and history.
    “It’s not the sort of make-money-while-you-sleep but having a thing that people can consume on their own time.” [06:43] What is Actionable?
    “We actually take concepts and convert them into something practical, something actionable.” [11:33] That one tough call Chris made but paid-off well. [12:19] How did Chris make that single greatest decision?
    “When I started the business on day one, there was two things I wanted to do with the business.” [13:39] Chris’ brilliant top five strengths [18:14] What is the vision for Actionable?
    “I would say multifaceted but there’s really two components to it.” [22:44] The two main challenges Chris is facing in his business: growing community and money.
    “It doesn’t matter what the multiple is, the mindset, the challenges, the mistakes that I’ve made in regards to the small amounts of money just compound.” [24:03] Alissa digs in deeper around Chris’ money issues. [28:54] How can Chris surpass his challenge on the business finances. [34:10] Alissa gives Chris a tip that she had just recently implemented in her business too. [35:40] How to find the Actionable platform. [37:14]

    • 39 min
    Focused on Hiring Long Term? Rethink What’s Possible

    Focused on Hiring Long Term? Rethink What’s Possible

    In this episode of live coaching, I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with someone who has had massive success in her career. I’ve had the surprise of my life discovering that her niche actually really does exist. I assure you guys that you’d be amazed by the discovery as you listen through today’s episode as well.
     
    Now, our guest was in on an exciting discovery as well by the success of something that she just started doing and just seeing if it would work. She’s been astounded with the amount of success she’s had and so quickly. However, having that success so quickly, while it’s a feat for most entrepreneurs, it can also be a source of stress. Our guest is used to just doing thing on her own so she struggles with things from how to build a team, to scaling her business, finding the right person for the job, and the list goes on. We’re going to narrow it down for her into actionable bits and pieces for an effective execution all the while ensuring that she stays at the top of it all, and at the same time, focused on what she does best.
     
    About Carolyn Carpenter Carolyn J Carpenter is the host and cofounder of Hollywood Gatekeepers, an online system to educate and create quality readers for Hollywood. She is the host of the Hollywood Gatekeepers Podcast as well as the coauthor of What a Reader Writes available soon on Amazon. Carolyn has served as a Story Analyst for people and companies such as James Cameron (AVATAR), Richard Dreyfuss (MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS), Village Roadshow (AMERICAN SNIPER, SULLY), Phoenix Pictures (ZODIAC, BLACK SWAN), Inferno Films (YOUNG GUNS), Constantin Films (SE7EN, TRAFFIC), Rhythm and Hues (X-MEN, BABE), agencies such as Innovative Artists, as well as the Sundance Institute, the CBS Diversity Program, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Nicholl Fellowship. She has served as a guest speaker on panels with the Newport Beach Film Festival, Writers Association and Writer’s Network among others.
    Carolyn is also an entrepreneur, producer, writer and actor. She is the Executive Director and founding partner of Neo Ensemble Theatre, the co-founder/creator of the award winning mega hit MABLE’S 6 Feet Under Haunted House recently featured on NBC’s FIRST LOOK. She co-wrote, directed and produced instructional line dance videos, selling over a million copies. She co-wrote, produced and co-directed two short films starring Oscar winner JK Simmons (WHIPLASH). Her plays RANDOM WOMEN, MUTE, THREE LITTLE WORDS, ILLUSIONS, WRETCHED, ENIGMA, HUES, and MISNOMER have been produced multiple times in and around Hollywood.
    Her book of scenes and monologues, RANDOM WOMEN is now available on Amazon. She has acted in projects and produced events with JK Simmons (WHIPLASH), Patrick Warburton (GET SMART) Anthony Geary (GENERAL HOSPITAL) Shirley Jones (PARTRIDGE FAMILY), Florence Henderson (BRADY BUNCH), Gavin Macleod (LOVE BOAT), and Lily Tomlin, among others. Carolyn received a “Most Inspirational” award in high school and never turned back. All of her projects are part of a bigger picture to inspire passion and play in people’s lives.
    Carolyn’s Top 5 StrengthsFinder Themes:
     
    Strategic Achiever Maximizer Ideation Futuristic  
     
    Key Takeaways Having people that both lift me and rein me in, that’s really important. There are skills that we do and that we excel at but what we excel at, skillswise, isn’t necessarily what drives our energy. When you have something that you love and then you make a business out  of it, sometimes that can destroy the love part. Your education, skills, and life experiences are never, ever wasted. The question is how can you use that to move forward? Time-Stamped Show Highlights [01:03] An impressive intro for an even more impressive person. [03:39] How did Carolyn find herself in the midst of Hollywood? [07:03] Discovering that t

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