32 episodes

I’m your host, Marla Diann!
I’ve been transforming creative entrepreneurs’ lives for over 26 years through two businesses. As a success coach and business strategist, I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs collapse the time frame of achieving their desires and goals.
It’s time to make joy your inner GPS for life and business decisions rather than lean on your logic and reason, first.

You’ll not only be following what is most authentic to you and for you, but you will live the beautiful life meant just for you.
Here at Follow Your Joy Podcast, I aspire for you, the highly talented and passionate creative entrepreneur, to do what brings you joy more often …because you learned to listen to your intuition and take action on that guidance.

This is where you’ll find inspiring entrepreneurial stories and solocasts that prove listening to your intuition is certainly the doorway to your wisdom, your genius and your joy. Joy is not to be relegated to a good feeling. It’s a life & business strategy. When we follow our joy and stay tuned into it, we will live a more authentic life.

Not sure how to access, use or trust your intuition living in a logical, intellectual world? Join me in the conversation to find out how!

Follow Your Joy Podcast by Marla Diann Marla Diann

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

I’m your host, Marla Diann!
I’ve been transforming creative entrepreneurs’ lives for over 26 years through two businesses. As a success coach and business strategist, I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs collapse the time frame of achieving their desires and goals.
It’s time to make joy your inner GPS for life and business decisions rather than lean on your logic and reason, first.

You’ll not only be following what is most authentic to you and for you, but you will live the beautiful life meant just for you.
Here at Follow Your Joy Podcast, I aspire for you, the highly talented and passionate creative entrepreneur, to do what brings you joy more often …because you learned to listen to your intuition and take action on that guidance.

This is where you’ll find inspiring entrepreneurial stories and solocasts that prove listening to your intuition is certainly the doorway to your wisdom, your genius and your joy. Joy is not to be relegated to a good feeling. It’s a life & business strategy. When we follow our joy and stay tuned into it, we will live a more authentic life.

Not sure how to access, use or trust your intuition living in a logical, intellectual world? Join me in the conversation to find out how!

    How Stacie Went From Laid off Single Parent to Successful Business Owner and Non-Profit Founder

    How Stacie Went From Laid off Single Parent to Successful Business Owner and Non-Profit Founder

    We all have a unique opportunity to create a business with a cause. It differentiates the daily work because that work brings light and life
    to others as well as to us. After being laid off in 2008 this is exactly what Stacie Martin did.
    She loved the work she did in media and marketing which led her to create her own business. Once Stacie became a single parent, she pivoted her business to adapt to challenges she was facing in everyday life and founded a non profit, “The Single Parent Advocate” to help parents like her.
    Stacie committed to turning her “mess” into a message of education, empowerment, and hope.
    If you are wanting to incorporate a cause you are passionate about, or you are a single parent looking for some inspiration to follow your own intuition in your business you don’t want to miss this remarkable story. Tune in to hear the full story.
    If you truly enjoyed our guest today take a moment and connect with her, by clicking here. https://linktr.ee/singleparentadvocate

    • 36 min
    How she monetized her love of writing, humor, connection and weddings

    How she monetized her love of writing, humor, connection and weddings

    You are in for a treat! Nina is a hoot and so witty! Her story takes us through the aha moment of choosing to be an entrepreneur and why she attached herself to the wedding industry. Although we didn’t bring this out, her secret writing project is a fictitious wrestling romance story!  That will give you the diversity of this sharp, smart creative who thrives on writing, humor, connection and marketing wedding venues!
    Jump into Nina’s 5-day social media challenge https://www.idoweddingmarketing.com/socialmediachallenge 
    Give her a trial run with  her $97 Instagram Audit or Opt-in for a Strategy Call at her site https://www.idoweddingmarketing.com
    Find her on IG @idoweddingmarketing, FB @idoweddingmarketing, LI: nina-addeo
     
    Let’s connect on IG - @marla_diann and download my new Recession Proof Your Money & Mindset Resources Guide at https://marladiann.com/free/proof/
    I’d appreciate a 5-star review on Apple. For even more inspiring life, business and entrepreneurial resources, go to www.marladiann.com/free

    • 34 min
    Recession Proof Your Money & Your Mindset

    Recession Proof Your Money & Your Mindset

    Happy New Year. 2023. Can you believe it? I am still wrapping my head around that. Join me feeling gratitude for 2022 and its ups and downs we experienced. Without that we have no polarity in life and it is in those challenges, we evolve, if we allow it.  As I say, find the gift in the challenge. In this episode, I share behind the scenes of my life from 2022, the importance of adding more fun and pleasure into your life with a free download, and the discussion around my  recommended resources to recession proof your money and mindset. Use the link below to download the list of resources. 
     
    Downloads: Add more fun & pleasure in your life in 2023 (https://marladiann.com/add-more-fun-and-pleasure-in-your-life-in-2023/) that includes the 10 Fun Ideas to Amplify Your Creative Spirit download AND Recession Proof Your Money  & Your Mindset Checklist (link) 

    Own Your Genius Zone course begins Jan 18. Details: www.marladiann.com/geniuszone - 2-for-1 enrollment through Jan 4th. Connect with me on IG @marla_diann. I would appreciate a 5-star review on Apple. For even more inspiring life, business and entrepreneurial resources, go to www.marladiann.com/free

    • 29 min
    Between 2019-2021, her wine education & events business quadrupled in size due to following her gut, intuition, and people’s need for connection

    Between 2019-2021, her wine education & events business quadrupled in size due to following her gut, intuition, and people’s need for connection

    Brianne Cohen, owner of Brianne Cohen Wine & Events, humbly says, “Between 2019-2021 my wine education and event production business QUADRUPLED in size due to following my gut and intuition during the pandemic to bring my sommelier expertise online. That’s how my Virtual Vino events were born.” 
     
    Today she hosts corporate audiences like Delta, Pinterest, TikTok, Marriott, Dell, Hotels.com, Google, and Amazon in upwards of 300 attendees online with her expertise and fun approach to learning about wine. Her niche is quite unique. 

    As a Los Angeles based certified sommelier, wine writer, and wine educator, she offers both in-person (and virtual) interactive wine tasting experiences. Brianne focuses on diverse owned wineries (ie. Black, BIPOC - Black Indigenous People of Color, LGBT, and female). She is back to producing in-person and hybrid events, but her Virtual Vinos are now a staple and trademark in her expanded brand and 15 year-old events business.

    • 39 min
    This visual storyteller uses his passions of travel, culinary arts, photography and adventure to enhance people’s lives

    This visual storyteller uses his passions of travel, culinary arts, photography and adventure to enhance people’s lives

    It's a holiday in full-mode this week! My next guest is a perfect fit for the festivities, food, artistry, and glitter of the season.
     
    Rico Mandel, creator and CEO of Miz En Place, an abundant artisan gastronomic online marketplace, designed his site to tantalize you with all the decadent culinary photos, stories, videos and product pages! You can even enroll in cooking classes, culinary adventures and tours.
     
    As a long-time friend (36 years), I consider him a consummate creative. Since childhood, he saw and experienced the world through the lens of all things creative. He’s very much a storyteller using visual arts, food, cooking, travel, and marketing with an international flair.
     
    Join us as he shares how his long-held passions came to fruition as a lifestyle business. He paints the picture that dreams do come true (with dedication and patience) when you believe that "success leaves clues" along the way as you pay attention to those signs woven in joy. It's a fun conversation for Christmas week.
     
    Listen in. Spotify. Apple. Stitcher. Google.

    • 48 min
    Title: Movement is medicine using coremom fitness method™ for prenatal, postpartum, pre & post menopausal women

    Title: Movement is medicine using coremom fitness method™ for prenatal, postpartum, pre & post menopausal women

    Fun new connection in the South Bay area where I live! Join me and Fitness expert, Danielle Spangler, owner of Beach Life Fitness Boutique in Redondo Beach, as we deep dive into her journey as she built her fitness boutique the last four years and why her signature Coremom Fitness Method is her passion and a popular, much talked about approach to wellness.
     
    She is the creator of COREmom fitness, which stands for "Corrective Obstetrical Related Exercise.” BLFB specializes in small group pilates, reformer & private training, prenatal/postpartum fitness programming, mini trampoline workouts, barre, dance based fitness and more.


    Danielle explains how her intuition saved her business in the early stages of the pandemic when she was one of the first gyms in the South Bay to pivot their classes and equipment outdoors. Her classes and revenues blew wide open for a successful two years during very uncertain times. Download Beach Life Fitness app at your OS store. 
    Connect with Danielle and her team of coaches at  danielle@coremomfitness.com for specific questions. www.beachlifefitnessboutique.com
    IG: @beachlifefitnessboutique @coremomfitness and FB: beachlifefitnessboutique and coremomfitness
    Come join me in my 7-week live group course, Own Your Genius Zone. Early rate ends Dec 22. Get a preview of the course by gaining access to my recorded no-cost masterclass at https://marladiann.com/geniuszone/free/ - You can find the 7-week course details at https://marladiann.com/geniuszone/  Connect with me on IG @marla_diann. Would appreciate a 5-star review on Apple

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

lauraweintraub ,

Raw, unfiltered, transparent

I love listening to this “joycast”! Marla is an excellent host as she interviews her guests and guides them to be raw, unfiltered and transparent making the listener feel like they’re right there too engaged in the conversation and having a hangout. Kudos to Marla for following her joy and launching this podcast which I have coined to be a “joycast”!

Howl2moon ,

A joy of a podcast!

Marla’s podcast “Follow Your Joy” is fascinating, illuminating, positive, entertaining, inspiring, intuitive and a, well, JOY to listen to . . . Come for the stories, stay for the life lessons on how to follow YOUR joy, and count yourself blessed to have a podcast like this to enjoy and cherish.

marissa.ofthesea ,

If you want to live a joy filled life, start here.

Marla has been my mentor for 4 months now through my college’s mentorship program and in those months I have gotten rid of my fear of the future. I believe in myself, my abilities, and my intuition enough to know that if I am focusing on what brings me joy I will live a fulfilled life.

By listening to this podcast, not only can you learn topics that will shift your daily mindset, but you will also get to hear from people who have worked with Marla to change their own lives. These guest episodes are my favorite because you get to hear first hand what working with Marla and committing to shifting your perspective can do for your life. If you needed a nudge from the universe to start a new chapter of living from your joy, this is the first page.

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