Nearly 16.5 million people have taken the StrengthsFinder 2.0 profile, yet most think it's just a 'cool profile'. Alissa believes that leaning into and developing your innate talents and strengths is key to success in life, then this is your podcast. to discover how to apply your Strengths Finder assessment in transforming your business and relationships. Listen to guests like John Lee Dumas & Kate Erickson of Entrepreneur On Fire, Pat Flynn, Jeff Brown, Shawn Stevenson, and other top entrepreneurs, who have used their Top 5 strengths to achieve success in business and life. You'll also hear top Strengths coaches from across the globe discuss each of the individual strengths to help you understand each of YOUR Top 5.
118: The Pause, Resources, and What's Next
Saying "Goodbye for now" is bittersweet, but the time has come to put Maximize Your Strengths on a probably-permanent pause.
I want Maximize Your Strengths to be a permanent resource for you and the people you share StrengthsFinder with.
You can listen to each of the Individual Strength Themes episodes at daire2succeed.com/strengths OR use the search bar on the website: StrengthsPodcast.com
My team and I are launching a brand new podcast, the Frickin' Awesome Entrepreneur in mid-January, 2018.
In this episode, I share all the reasons for the shift, what I've learned about myself, podcasting, and delegation in the last 18 months.
And I share all about what's coming with the new podcast, the Frickin' Awesome Entrepreneur! FAE will be a one episode per week show, releasing each Monday.
I talk about my amazing team and here is their contact info:
Gregg Clunis- Podcast Launch Strategist and Coach: podsimply.com Cari Twitchell- Copywriter and Executive Producer: customcontentllc.com Teresa Heath-Wareing- Social Media and Marketing: thwmarketing.co.uk Mikky Daub- Executive Assistant: mikkydaub.com Joel Nelson- editor- he's all mine, not in the market for more editing work ;) Tom Aimi- Musician and Composer: jamspotsmp.com There will be three different types of shows on the Frickin' Awesome Entrepreneur:
Live coaching- 3 episodes per month will be devoted to this format. A Frickin' Awesome Entrepreneur will come on, and we'll talk about all the reasons he or she is amazing, followed by sharing the biggest challenge he/she is having right now. We'll co-create a solution to that challenge right there on air.
Success Stories- 1 episode per month. This format will highlight a Frickin' Awesome Entrepreneur who has achieved success most only dream of. We'll talk about the ups and the downs, what makes him/her so amazing, and who fills in the gaps of what they aren't.
Real Life- once every 3 months, there is a fifth Monday. On that fifth Monday, I'll share a challenge I'm having right now and what I'm doing to get through it. I may invite someone on who is going through the challenge with me (one of my team members, my daughters, my husband) or talk it out all on my own. This is my chance to lead by example. I truly believe vulnerability is the key to true authentic connections. We need more of this.
To apply to become a guest on one of the Frickin' Awesome Entrepreneur Live Coaching Episodes: daire2succeed.com/FAEentrepreneur
Remember, you are uniquely poised and wired for success. As Donald Clifton said, Your weaknesses will never develop, while your strengths will develop infinitely.
117: Business Finances Done Right with Merrilee Horton
If you’re like me, you depend on other professionals to help you run your business.
Let me introduce Merrilee Horton, my very proficient and patient bookkeeper. Merrilee owns Rescue Me Bookkeeping. She worked as an accountant for 15 years, then in 2011 she started Rescue Me Bookkeeping.
Merrilee is a certified Intuit ProAdvisor specializing in QuickBooks Online. She serves a variety of micro to small businesses, and has a proven track record of getting books done accurately! She doesn’t just go through the motions of bookkeeping, she ensures your books are accurate, complete, and ready for your CPA at tax time.
Merrilee's Top 5 StrengthsFinder Themes are:
Head over to rescuemebookkeeping.com.
116: Learn to Turn Stress Into Bliss with Moneeka Sawyer
Entrepreneurship can be reallllly stressful. In fact, the anticipation of that stress is one of the things that keeps people from taking the leap into business. Our guest today addresses that head-on.
Moneeka Sawyer has often been described as one of the most joyful people you will ever meet. She the creator of the Blissful Real Estate Investor Formula and is the International best-selling author of the award-winning book “Choose Bliss: The Power and Practice of Joy and Contentment,” which covers the proven strategies she has taught as an executive coach for over a decade.
She believes that we can and should choose bliss in all areas of our lives from relationships to business to investing. Her expertise has been featured nationwide on radio and TV including ABC, NBC, and Fox.
Moneeka's Top 5 StrengthsFinder Themes are:
Moneeka's website is BlissfulInvestor.com and you can email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reach Alissa at email@example.com or through the contact page on Daire2Succeed.com
115: Steward What You Have & You'll Get More with Rick Sterger
Our guest today is Rick Sterger. Rick, in just 5 years, has gone from being a leading tech strategist for companies like Sprint, Samsung, Motorola and Dell to a rising star in the field of immigration law. With nearly 300% annual growth each year, The Immigration Guy, Rick's law firm, now represents over 100 clients in removal hearings and other immigration matters throughout the world. His adopted cause, the Immigration Law Lab, provides Rick an outlet to be of service helping mothers and children fleeing severe domestic abuse and gang violence in Central America.
Rick is incredibly wise and has a great message for us on stewarding what we’re given, honoring and accepting where we currently are in our businesse and the hidden blessing of giving up our ego. Listen in and enjoy today’s episode.
Rick's Top 5 StrengthsFinder Themes:
Connect with Rick: www.theimmigrationguy.com.
114: Love-Based Sales and Biz...Yes! It's Possible! With Michele PW
If you've ever taken any sales training, you've been taught that in order to have the most effective sales, you must identify and dig into your potential client's pain, then make the sale by solving his or her pain.
Our guest today doesn't believe that's the only way to go. Michele PW (Pariza Wacek) is the best-selling author of the "Love-Based Business" series of books that share how to sell more with love and build a solid, profitable business on a foundation of love. In addition, she owns a copywriting and marketing company along with writing and publishing fiction.
Michele's Top 5 CliftonStrengths Themes are:
To grab your free book "How to Start a Business You Love AND That Loves You Back," visit LoveBasedBiz.com
113: Find Your Gold and Turn it into a Career
We've got a treat today from England! David Ralph is an extremely attractive host of the top-ranked online show Join Up Dots, wherein each episode he takes his guests on a journey of discovery following the words of the late Steve Jobs.
From birth to today and back again David Ralph, joins up the dots of his guests lives, highlighting their failures and successes (with more than a few laughs in between) as he leads them to the time travel section “The Sermon On The Mic” where they have the chance to speak to their younger selves and share the advice they have gained.
This is a hugely powerful and inspirational show that has gained a massive audience in over 160 countries, and with its fun and quirky style is one that is fresh, unique and inspiring.
David is an ex-corporate trainer, with a wife, five kids, a grandson, a cat, and a snail. (Yep, a snail).
David's Top 5 CliftonStrengths Themes are:
To connect with David: www.joinupdots.com
To connect with Alissa: www.daire2succeed.com
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Can't believe I haven't written a review!
As a non-iPhone, MacBook, or Apple anything owner I sometimes forget if I only reviewed a show in my mind or also from my desktop (the only place I can do it unfortunately).
Alissa has had a 5-star review from me in my mind since I learned of this show over the past summer.
She's such a sweetheart and shows up in amazing service to her audience and her guests, and I find it so intresting to listen in to the conversations.
Inspiring & Actionable!
Not only is Alissa inspiring and generous in giving her listeners actionable tips, she makes the listening experience a breeze with her enthusiastic and sensual voice.
So that's what that means!
I took my Strengths 2.0 assessment a couple of years ago and, like many I'm sure, I didn't do anything with the results. I keep hearing from successful people how valuable this assessment is. And now, after listening to Alissa's podcast, I am keen to learn more about how I can benefit from the results. Alissa does a great job of explaining the different strengths and provides great insight on how to maximize them (and how to avoid the pitfalls). I am looking forward to learning more about the different strengths and how I can take full advantage of my own. Thanks Alissa-I love this idea for a podcast!