18 episodes

Have you ever wondered what it really takes to own and run your own business? Do you find yourself thinking that the people you follow on social media have "perfect" lives, flawless feeds and do it all with such ease?

Join Alexis Andra, owner of The Shift Creative (a large scale art and set design company in Southern California), as she asks the real questions behind every "successful" person and brand.
This isn't your typical business or influencer podcast. Alexis talks about the mess behind the feed, and the grit it took to get to where the most successful people are today. There won't be beauty or fashion tips here. This is a podcast where hard questions are asked and answered. No more smoke screens, perfect lighting, and skin smoothing filters; just real talk with real people that you might think you know.

It's Not What It Seems Alexis Andra

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 54 Ratings

Have you ever wondered what it really takes to own and run your own business? Do you find yourself thinking that the people you follow on social media have "perfect" lives, flawless feeds and do it all with such ease?

Join Alexis Andra, owner of The Shift Creative (a large scale art and set design company in Southern California), as she asks the real questions behind every "successful" person and brand.
This isn't your typical business or influencer podcast. Alexis talks about the mess behind the feed, and the grit it took to get to where the most successful people are today. There won't be beauty or fashion tips here. This is a podcast where hard questions are asked and answered. No more smoke screens, perfect lighting, and skin smoothing filters; just real talk with real people that you might think you know.

    Real Talk with: Taryn Grey

    Real Talk with: Taryn Grey

    Taryn is a talented luxury wedding photographer based in California. In this episode, she shares her incredible story and how it's a testimony of God's power to act miraculously in our lives. Her journey sounds as if it came straight out of a movie! I was in awe listening to every twist and turn, I promise you will be too!! She also talks about her anxiety battle and what has helped her overcome it!

    To find Tayryn: @taryngreyphotography
    To find us: @itsnotwhatitseemspodcast

    • 59 min
    Real Talk with Brittani Hon

    Real Talk with Brittani Hon

    Brittani Hon is the Co-Founder of The Hons Photography and Hustle + Flow alongside her husband, Jon. They have taught hundreds of small business owners how to elevate their business and make six figures within 1 year or less!! You know those people who can tell it to you straight? She is one of them! I loved hearing her story of feeling rejected, loss, being misunderstood, and what success means to her now! 

    To find Brittani: @hustleandflowoffical
    To find us: @itsnotwhatitseemspodcast

    • 40 min
    Real Talk with: Arielle Estoria

    Real Talk with: Arielle Estoria

    Arielle is a poet, model, & speaker who uses her platform to encourage others to boldly embrace what makes them different while pointing them to their Creator. On this episode she discusses her stance on the body positivity movement, her current struggles (news flash just because you share your securities doesn't mean you don't still have them), & how she got into spoken word!
    To find her: @arielleestoria
    To find us: @itsnotwhatitseemspodcast

    • 51 min
    Real Talk with: Jessica Shakir

    Real Talk with: Jessica Shakir

    Jessica is a celebrity hair and makeup artist, but she is most known for being a beauty and authenticity coach where she teaches women how God has designed them! She is extremely bold and shares how she waited to get married till her late 30's, her life of physical pain and how the death of her dad has affected her relationship with men! She goes deep and we love that! 

    To find her: @jessicashakirbeauty

    To find us: @itsnotwhatitseemspodcast

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Real Talk with: Jasmine Star

    Real Talk with: Jasmine Star

    Jasmine star is a world renown photographer who now is a business strategist that helps aid in entrepreneur growth! She started out in law school, but dropped out to pursue photography even though she had NO experience! We can all learn a thing or two from her! We chat childhood, how it is working with her husband who is her assistant, and how success doesn't equate to how much money is in your bank account! 

    To find her: @jasminestar

    To find us: @itsnotwhatitseemspodcast

    • 52 min
    Real Talk with: Joy Cho

    Real Talk with: Joy Cho

    Designer, author, and founder of Oh Joy! shares with us today! Joy explains what it was like to grow Asian American with immigrant parents, how her and her husband show up for each other, and how she started her business. We also touch on parenting and "mom guilt". This episode is relatable no matter what season of life you are in.

    If you love the content we produce don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review!
    To find Joy: @ohjoy
    To follow us: @itsnotwhatitseemspodcast

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

AlliWeaver🌟 ,

Content is AMAZING

So happy with the relaunch of the pod! Loved the episode with the head of Create and Cultivate! Even though the audio was not the best the content was great! Excited for you Alexis!

heatheri ,

Insightful, fun and uplifting!

Alexis is a natural and her podcast is an easy listen. She’s wise beyond her years, quick witted and she has a depth to her that is refreshing. I highly recommend!

stephaniecatinas ,

Always real and honest

Love this podcast for so many reasons! But Alexis is always so real and raw with her audience in a world where people only show their highlights. Highly recommend this podcast to anyone. Tuesdays are probably my fav days now because of this podcast❤️ keep it up Alexis, and now Tess😉, you’re doing amazing!!

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