10 episodes

Welcome to Entrepreneurs IRL - a podcast that dives into the roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship by sharing the incredible stories of fellow entrepreneurs that are making their way through the messy middle.



I’m your host, Elizabeth Miner, author, business coach, location independent business woman, AND founder of Thrive This Day. My previous career as a corporate paralegal provided me the opportunity to work with businesses from solopreneurs to iconic companies. Over the last 15 years I have focused on coaching people around the globe to help them bring their business dreams to reality. I’ve met entrepreneurs just like you, from all over the world and I've come to realize although our businesses are unique, we all travel a similar rocky road.



Each week join me in intimate conversations with real-life entrepreneurs as they share their stories about the ups, downs, obstacles and triumphs of building a business you care about. It’s my hope that you’ll see a bit of yourself in these stories and you’ll be encouraged to know you are not alone and inspired to hear how others are moving through the journey. This is not the billionaire glossy version of their past, these are the stories of the perseverance, resilience, fear, and courage needed as an entrepreneur. This is our story, this is Entrepreneurs In Real Life.

Entrepreneurs IRL Elizabeth Miner

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Welcome to Entrepreneurs IRL - a podcast that dives into the roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship by sharing the incredible stories of fellow entrepreneurs that are making their way through the messy middle.



I’m your host, Elizabeth Miner, author, business coach, location independent business woman, AND founder of Thrive This Day. My previous career as a corporate paralegal provided me the opportunity to work with businesses from solopreneurs to iconic companies. Over the last 15 years I have focused on coaching people around the globe to help them bring their business dreams to reality. I’ve met entrepreneurs just like you, from all over the world and I've come to realize although our businesses are unique, we all travel a similar rocky road.



Each week join me in intimate conversations with real-life entrepreneurs as they share their stories about the ups, downs, obstacles and triumphs of building a business you care about. It’s my hope that you’ll see a bit of yourself in these stories and you’ll be encouraged to know you are not alone and inspired to hear how others are moving through the journey. This is not the billionaire glossy version of their past, these are the stories of the perseverance, resilience, fear, and courage needed as an entrepreneur. This is our story, this is Entrepreneurs In Real Life.

    Episode S2-011 – Elizabeth Miner – Elizabeth’s Entrepreneurial Journey

    Episode S2-011 – Elizabeth Miner – Elizabeth’s Entrepreneurial Journey

    There wasn't a path for me, so I built one.

    • 35 min
    Episode S2-10 – Greg Morrison – A Career Built On Relationships

    Episode S2-10 – Greg Morrison – A Career Built On Relationships

    Summary: 







    Mention the word networking and you’ll get a variety of responses. For Greg Morrison, it was the way he broke into the very tight industry of entertainment in LA. There is an art to networking well and it is not a hack, nor fast but when done well it builds a solid and lasting foundation that is invaluable along your career.







    Notes:







    2:02 –  Welcome3:27 – Where and how he began sports broadcasting.6:43 – Developing a career plan out of what he loved.9:34 – Finding the element in broadcasting that really lit his fire.11:43 – Taking lifestyle into account as he graduated.14:27 – The hard truth about his chosen path.16:20 – Using his resources.18:39 – Making a plan.20:28 – Developing a network in LA.24:24 – First big break in the entertainment industry.26:32 – Utilizing advice obtained through networking.32:54 – Always being curious and willing to learn.34:27 – The challenges of freelancing and staying committed.38:33 – Chance meeting setup from Mom.42:00 – The ability to learn on the job.44:00 – The biggest break after years of networking.47:00 – The most important part of networking is the relationship building.49:29 – How to maintaining the relationships in your network.56:42 – How to connect with Greg







    Connect with Greg Morrison







    Company Name:  Two Tales Media







    Contact:  Reach Out to Greg







    Website: Two Tales Media







    Find out more about your host, Elizabeth MinerOn Instagram: @ElizabethMinerOfficialInformation about coaching: www.ElizabethMiner.netContact Elizabeth@ElizabethMiner.net







    Sample chapters of The Entrepreneur Advantage







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    • 59 min
    Episode S2-09 – Ameé Quiriconi – Bringing It Home First

    Episode S2-09 – Ameé Quiriconi – Bringing It Home First

    Summary: 







    Everyone carries stories of their lives with them into everything they do; it’s part of the human experience. This effects our relationships, our leadership and even how we run our businesses. Ameé Quiriconi, author, podcaster and founder of Activity Girl, LLC, decided to look deeper into why over time two of her successful businesses failed and found the common denominator was her. She now teaches others how to explore how events in one’s past might be shaping behaviors that are standing in their way to success and how to avoid replaying the old patterns.







    Notes:







    2:22 –  Welcome4:15 –  The path of entrepreneurship6:30 –  Finding her role in a movement8:20 –  Business decisions based on fears9:05 –  Next business venture9:34 –  The turning point10:49 – How experiences from our past affect our business13:22 – Where being trauma informed comes into13:58 – The process of digging into her trauma15:55 – What Ameé did with what she learned17:38 – How to use being trauma informed perspective in your business19:19 – The legs of the entrepreneurial stool21:27 – Bring it home first24:22 – Think like a mogul26:47 – Is there a story behind your behavior?28:39 – Definition of trauma for the purpose of this discussion30:12 – the prevalence of trauma in our society31:49 – The leader’s responsibility to create a space where people feel safe and free33:39 – The practice of trauma informed leadership34:50 – The depth of your role as a leader36:30 – Ask yourself this important question37:25 – The benefits of psychological safety in the workplace39:04 – Where to find Amee







    Connect with Ameé Quiriconi:







    Company Name: Activity Girl, LLCEmail: amee@activitygirl-llc.comWebsite: https://www.activitygirl-llc.comInstagram handle: @amee_quiriconiFacebook: Amee Quiriconi







    Book: The Fearless Woman’s Guide to Starting a Business by Ameé Quiriconi







    Giveaway: A checklist for creating a psychologically safe environment







    Podcast:  One Broken Mom







    Find out more about your host, Elizabeth MinerOn Instagram: @ElizabethMinerOfficialInformation about coaching: www.ElizabethMiner.netContact Elizabeth@ElizabethMiner.net







    Sample chapters of The Entrepreneur Advantage







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    • 45 min
    Episode S2-008 – Jeff Berman – Earning the attention of your market

    Episode S2-008 – Jeff Berman – Earning the attention of your market

    Summary: 







    Every entrepreneur has two major hurdles, the first is building a business, the second is attracting attention for what they are offering. Jeff Berman of Berman Creative, is an entrepreneur and worked with countless others facing this exact problem so he knows the challenge from both sides of the table. Today we discuss what he has learned and he shares what entrepreneurs need to do to get the attention their business deserves. 







    Notes:







    2:09 – Welcome3:02 – How did an Astrophysicist become a creative director?5:23 –How not to take advantage of opportunity.6:56 – Finding the environment where your energy aligns.8:54 – The business venture that didn’t go as planned.11:02 – Finding the area in advertising that was a fit.13:55 – The big divide between entrepreneurs.14:42 – The challenge bigger than creating a business.15:40 – How to get attention for your “thing.”17:00 – The statistics you don’t want to hear.18:13 – Why new businesses fail according to Jeff.19:14 – The first step to get attention for your offering.20:29 – What is your client doing to solve the problem you currently solve?21:58 – The most common pitfall for entrepreneurs.25:55 – You cannot explain to people why they should be interested in your offering without this first.27:52 – How to get through the filter people have to avoid paying attention.29:29 – How Apple got people to be interested in the iPod.31:59 – How to get people to ignore your offering.33:23 - The heart of the connection with your customer.35:17 – Turning a running shoe company into an apparel company.37:17 -  The benefit of values-based advertising to connect with an audience.39:02 – Why “passion” is such a critical element to successful entrepreneurship.40:43 – How entrepreneurs can connect with their audience.43:00 – The benefits flying your “freak flag.”44:03 – Jeff’s definition of persuasion.45:22 – How to connect with Jeff.







    Connect with Jeff Berman:







    Company Name: Berman CreativeEmail: Info@bermancreative.comWebsite: Berman CreativeLinkedIn:  Jeff BermanInstagram handle: @weareberman







    Find out more about your host, Elizabeth MinerOn Instagram: @ElizabethMinerOfficialInformation about coaching: www.ElizabethMiner.netContact Elizabeth@ElizabethMiner.net







    Preview of Elizabeth's book, The Entrepreneur Advantage available here







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    • 48 min
    Episode S2-007– Jeff Harry: Play as a tool for entrepreneurs

    Episode S2-007– Jeff Harry: Play as a tool for entrepreneurs

    Summary: 







    For Jeff Harry, play is serious business. He shares his definition of play and how to use it to build culture, address challenging topics and expand your business. It turns out, play is not a frivolous waste of time, there are so many benefits for your business by implementing play. 







    Notes:







    2:05 – Welcome2:36 – How Jeff starts the day to provide the framework for opportunity4:40 – Jeff’s initial dream started in 3rd grade5:44 – What happens when you get exactly what you wanted6:30 – Using play to teach children STEM –having fun growing a business7:49 – The curtain pulled back in Silicon Valley8:50 – Workplace culture is made up of the worst behavior tolerated10:12  - What is going to be needed in the post-pandemic world11:02 – How entrepreneurs can use play to create productive environment11:50 – Jeff’s definition of play12:40 – How to get the most from yourself and your team13:59 – Building resilience for success15:49 – When genius visits, do you listen?18:18 – Why don’t adults play anymore?20:23 –How to use play to combat imposter syndrome25:25 – How to talk with Gargamel26:57 – Letting your inner critic breathe28:08 – The most important words we say to ourselves29:37 – How to use play to address difficult topics32:51 – The power of being yourself34:43 – How to find your “zone of genius”35:49 – Finding “flow”36:39 – The importance of soothing yourself and getting bored38:17 – The benefits of getting comfortable with uncertainty39:37 – Bonus experiment42:52 – Jeff goes hunting45:02 – What happens when you show up







    Connect with Jeff Harry:







    Website: RediscoverYourPlay.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/jeffharryplaysInstagram: @jeffharryplaysTikTok: @jeffharryplaysMedium: @jeffharryplaysTwitter: @jeffharryplaysLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-harry-6991a94/







    Find out more about your host, Elizabeth MinerOn Instagram: @ElizabethMinerOfficialInformation about coaching is here: www.ElizabethMiner.netContact Elizabeth@ElizabethMiner.net







    Preview of Elizabeth's book, The Entrepreneur Advantage available here







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    • 47 min
    Episode S2-006 – Kathryn Curzon – Swimming with Sharks and Finding Rhythm in the Tides of Entrepreneurship

    Episode S2-006 – Kathryn Curzon – Swimming with Sharks and Finding Rhythm in the Tides of Entrepreneurship

    Summary: 







    When you pour your heart and soul into a project and give your all to it, sometimes it really is your all! Kathryn Curzon, shark conservationist, freelance copyrighter and marketer, shares what led up to the morning when she woke up and couldn’t get out of bed and how she came back from such a devastating time and continues to be an entrepreneur while honoring her personal limitations.







    Notes:







    2:04 – Welcome2:59 – Where it all began – ticking the boxes society places before you5:25 – Resilience is a key skill for entrepreneurs6:13 – Where the magic began with a “sign from the Universe”8:21 – Following a childhood dream on a leap of faith9:23 – Discerning the nudges and trusting the voice12:15 -  How to move in the forward in the face of fear16:29 – The Pink Pen moment19:43 – The midnight idea that built a business23:00 – The cost of not addressing self-care25:19 – The day Kathryn woke up and couldn’t get out of bed28:14 – The way back to health30:19 – When there is nothing left to give32:21 – The path back to living again34:27 – What Kathryn works on and with at this time35:46 – Finding the limits while still living life37:37 – Scheduling recovery time and establishing the rhythm that maintains health40:38 – When something just doesn’t feel “quite right”42:09 – How to end up where all your needs are fully met 43:18 – Where to find Kathryn







    Connect with Kathryn Curzon







    Freelance Copywriter, Communications & Marketing SpecialistWebsite:  kathryncurzon.comInstagram handle:  @KathrynoceanaFB page:  KathrynOceana1







    Kathryn’s chronicle of the early part of her adventure: 







    No Damage: An Adventure in Courage, Survival & The Pursuit Of Dreams







    Find out more about your host, Elizabeth MinerOn Instagram: @ElizabethMinerOfficialInformation about coaching is here: www.ElizabethMiner.netContact Elizabeth@ElizabethMiner.netPreview of Elizabeth's book, The Entrepreneur Advantage available here







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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

abdorima ,

Awesome!!

I love this podcast. I’ve always wanted to have my own business one day and this podcast is REAL and talks about it all. I recommend it, 10/10!!!

pk155 ,

Much needed perspectives!

This show zigs when everyone else zags. Love that the host focuses on the journey, the struggles, and the “messy middle” as opposed to only the shiny, flashy, overnight successes. This show gives lots of practical advice for people thinking about starting their own business!

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