The military community is full of successful business owners, managers, and leaders across all industries, military and civilian. Time to show them off and learn from their experiences! Hear stories of active duty members, military spouses, and veterans as host Lindsey Germono shines a spotlight on their challenges, triumphs, and the insights learned through determination and best business practices. Join Lindsey and guests in insightful discussions of what it takes to be a leading military entrepreneur.
Season 5 Introduction with Claire Yanta-O'Mahoney
Join us for another season of Drop and Give Me 20! In this season, Lindsey will be joined by her co-host, Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney, founder of Fleur de Lis Fitness. Both are military entrepreneurs and can’t wait to share the experiences of other military entrepreneurs with listeners.
In this introductory episode, we have a round table discussion focusing on how people are REALLY doing. We talk about how people practice self-care, how their businesses affect their lives, and more.
[01:19] Introducing Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney [02:10] Claire and Lindsey’s history [03:22] About Fleur de Lis Fitness [04:35] How COVID-19 is affecting their businesses [05:08] Connecting with other people [07:00] Their concept for season 5 of Drop and Give Me 20 [08:20] On mental health and mental awareness [12:15] What drives us to do the things we love [16:30] What is a perfect day for them Quote:
[05:45] "Staying connected and listening to things that are uplifting, hearing people's stories and learning from them is something that I always find important. I think more than ever, now we are looking for the stories, for the inspiration and the beautiful way humans connect and because that is what we are meant to do." Links:
Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney on Instagram
Drop and Give me 20 Facebook Group
Lindsey Germono and Bobbie Anne Williams
In the Drop and Give Me 20 season finale, Lindsey Germono and Bobbie Anne Williams walk listeners through the steps on running a podcast!
In part 1, Lindsey discusses the steps leading up to the recording. Then Bobbie Anne Williams, our Marketing Assistant, shares her steps in communicating the podcast out.
[01:15] Things to think about before starting a podcast [02:20] Steps in recording a podcast [02:32] Finding a guest [04:20] Recording and editing [05:40] Publishing [07:00] Marketing [07:17] Distributing to all social media channels [08:09] Making sure to tag guests on every platforms [08:30] Partnering the podcast themes with the marketing themes [08:50] Repurposing the podcast episodes Quote:
[02:32] "The very first step is to find a guest. I have toyed with a couple different formats, a couple different themes over the course of the years and I think that that's a great thing to do as well. I was very nervous about changing the format in season 2 but every single seasons, I've done them a little bit different." Links:
Drop and Give Me 20 Facebook Group
Germono Advertising Company Facebook Page
Germono Advertising Company on Instagram
Germono Advertising Company on Twitter
Germono Advertising Company on LinkedIn
Drop and Give Me 20 Podcast on LinkedIn
Germono Advertising Company Youtube Channel
Drop and Give Me 20 on Spotify
In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20 Season 4, Lindsey interviews Amanda Huffman. Amanda is a veteran, author, and speaker. She is also the creator of Airman to Mom and the host of Women of the Military Podcast.
Amanda served in the Air Force for six years as a civil engineer and was deployed to Afghanistan as part of a provincial reconstruction team. She traded in her combat boots for a diaper bag and stayed at home with her two boys.
Women of the Military podcast started out of the idea that women want to tell their military stories. And while there are podcasts that focus on military stories, she felt there was a missing piece as most people don’t know what it’s like to be a woman in the military.
Amanda interviews women who have served in the military or are currently serving in the military. She also shares certain aspects of her military experience as an Air Force officer, military spouse, veteran, and mom.
[01:34] How Amanda transitioned from blogging to podcasting [02:10] What her blog and podcast are all about [02:35] Women of the military story [03:38] Categorizing her topics by different themes [04:58] One of the many challenges she faced after transitioning from active duty to military spouse [06:58] Opportunities that came her way because of podcasting [08:25] How Amanda approached a major television station with her story [09:47] Amanda's process for podcasting [17:20] Amanda's advice to those who want to try podcasting Quote:
[09:09] "What's the worst that will happen though? They'll say NO or they don't respond? It just takes a little bit of your time and so I just try and look at it that way." Links:
Women of the Military Podcast
Airman to Mom
Amanda on Instagram
Amanda on Twitter
Amanda on Facebook
Amanda on LinkedIn
Women of the Military: A Compilation of Stories from American Women Service Members by Amanda Huffman
In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20 Season 4, Lindsey interviews Pam Chavez. She is a military spouse and a certified holistic nutrition consultant.
Pam Chavez is an award-winning Certified Holistic Nutritionist who helps military spouses lose weight and uncover their deeper purpose. Her signature, down to earth approach teaches them how to prioritize themselves, discover their own personal mission, and break through the loneliness that can accompany military life.
She is the founder of Health On the Homefront, an online media and publications site which aims to help military spouses learn how to prioritize themselves, discover their own personal missions, and break through the loneliness of military life.
[1:39] Who Pam Chavez is [2:30] How she started her business [3:45] The gap she bridged in South Korea [5:08] How she brought a group of military spouses together [5:20] The impacts of a healthy diet [8:03] On the concept of quality over quantity [9:33] Her target audience or clientele [9:59] The social media applications she uses for her business [12:21] How she treats business competition Quote:
[6:24] "I jut wanna empower them step up and take their health as a priority as well because I know how easy it is to just put everybody else first because the lifestyle demands us to do that.” Links:
Military Spouse Success Facebook group
Health on the Homefront
Pam on Instagram
Pam on Pinterest
Raymond "The Marine Rapper" Lott
In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20 Season 4, Lindsey interviews Raymond "The Marine Rapper" Lott. He is a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Raymond's music has been featured in different music platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Range 15 Movie Soundtrack, VET TV, and the Oscar Mike TV series on the Go90 network.
He also has 10 years experience in public affairs, marketing and advertising, community relations, entertainment business, and social media. In this episode, Raymond talks about how that experience led him towards influencer marketing and how to be authentic as an influencer.
Ninja Punch Music, founded by TMR, is an online media platform that promotes projects created by military veteran recording artists of all music genres from around the world.
[02:10] Who Raymond "The Marine Rapper" is [03:00] On realizing the power of social media [03:33] How Raymond started going viral [05:14] Raymond started to make rap videos and decided to enroll in a music school [06:52] The authenticity of his music and how people start to gravitate towards it [08:15] Applied for Bunker Labs and started to have a business-mindset [09:27] On influencer marketing [10:35] Difference between real versus fake influencers [13:00] On the validity built by different relationships [14:41] Finding who you are in the business community [15:42] Sharing your authentic self Quote:
[23:43] "If you live your passion and you go for it, all the followers, all the influence, all the connections in the community and all the smiles will come." Links:
Raymond Lott on LinkedIn
The Marine Rapper on Facebook
The Marine Rapper on Twitter
The Marine Rapper on YouTube
The Marine Rapper on Instagram
Ninja Punch Music
Gems Collins is a business strategist, entrepreneur, and military spouse. Her husband is an American service member. Gems is originally from the UK but moved to the US when she became a military spouse.
Gems helps military spouses discover their purpose and create their own businesses. In this episode, Lindsey and Gems talked about authenticity and entrepreneurship. Gems also shared her experiences dealing with authenticity in entrepreneurship, finding one's why, and many more.
[01:32] Who Gems Collins is and what her business is all about [02:32] How she started her business of helping other people [04:42] Her thoughts on authenticity and entrepreneurship [05:35] Gem's past experience struggling with authenticity and entrepreneurship [08:33] What authenticity means [09:06] On focusing more on the message that you are giving people and how you want to help them [11:02] Difference between being relatable and trying to change who you are [12:02] On finding your tribe [15:12] Learning how to cut out the noise [18:30] Finding and understanding your WHY Quote:
[08:35] "Authenticity to me is showing and being your true self without any concern or repercussion for what other people see than us. So, it is being comfortable in knowing who you are and sharing that with people regardless of how you think they may think about it." Links:
Gems on Instagram
Gems on Facebook
Gems on LinkedIn
Gems Collins website
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Great podcast for entrepreneurs
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Short + informational
Love this podcast! It packs a punch in 20 minutes! Great hostess!! You leave with great takeaways, inspiration, and motivation. Interviewing leaders and influencers that give you great advice!
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Lindsey is very engaging with her guests. The time flies by because they're so interesting. I def reccomend this podcast to anyone affiliated with the military who has or is thinking about starting a business.