100 episodes

Living the vagabond - digital nomad life, growing a thriving marketing agency, loving life thru adventure. Sharing it all along the way.

It’s Simply Life Lisa Williams

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 79 Ratings

Living the vagabond - digital nomad life, growing a thriving marketing agency, loving life thru adventure. Sharing it all along the way.

    Episode 136: The Importance of Readiness in Starting a Business

    Episode 136: The Importance of Readiness in Starting a Business

    Repost alert! This past December, I was lucky enough to be a guest on Clicks and Bricks Podcast hosted by Ken Cox and I'm sharing the episode with you now! We talked about everything from my personal journey to marketing secrets and everything in between. More importantly, we talk about the #1 MUST DO to make your business successful. Tune in to find out!
    In this episode we discuss:
    The path that brought me to where I am now;
    Learning through failure and mistakes;
    How sticky notes brought me out of grief and into a positive mindset;
    How taking care of yourself is essential to any entrepreneurial journey;
    The importance of self-talk;
    Why confidence played a huge role in starting my business;
    Getting rid of things and people that don’t serve your growth;
    The routines that keep me happy, healthy, and in a positive mind frame;
    The stress of trying to build a business while marketing your business;
    Creating transformational stories for clients;
    Don’t chase clients- instead, show up with value;
    Nurturing clients with information;
    The difference between marketing and sales;
    The importance of keeping it simple
    In doing this episode with Ken, I discovered that my path in life, while hard and tragic, lead me to where I am now, exactly where I need to be. Thriving, traveling, and living a life I designed. If I can do it, so can you! Don’t hold yourself back and as Ken would say, “Show up with positivity or don’t show up at all!”
    Go be awesome!
     
    Three takeaways to simplify your marketing:
    Know where your clients “hang out” (LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook)
    Focus on that platform and engage daily
    Be consistent
    It’s all about It's Simply Brand Story!
    Learn more about how to discover and implement a successful brand story for your business and your clients! Click here to claim your spot on the waitlist!
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    • 44 min
    Episode 135: Secrets to Building a Brand Story

    Episode 135: Secrets to Building a Brand Story

    I’m excited about this episode y’all! It’s the first episode of 2023 and I’m officially introducing my Masterclass: It’s Simply Brand Story! I’ve been dreaming of creating a course for years and I’m so proud that my vision finally came to fruition in the form of a Masterclass where I share my exact template to attract, conceive, and build brand stories for clients.  
     
    In this episode I discuss:
    Why I abandoned my vision board for an action board;
    How to figure out who you are as an entrepreneur or business owner;
    Why your mindset matters;
    What is a brand story;
    Refining brand messaging;
    Identifying brand voice;
    How to demonstrate authority;
    How to make a strategy from your brand story;
    Achieving higher customer engagement and overall client satisfaction
     
    I’m a big believer in manifestation, hard work, and reaching beyond the stars to achieve my goals. In 2023, I’m breathing life into my business and myself. This is our year! Go be awesome!
     
    3 ways to simplify your business:
    Create pillar content to recycle into micro-content
    Create authority and thought leadership through value and information
    Create an action board and follow through
     
    It’s all about It's Simply Brand Story!
    Learn more about how to discover and implement a successful brand story for your business and your clients! Click here to claim your spot on the waitlist!
     
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    • 16 min
    Episode 134: Holding Space for Others

    Episode 134: Holding Space for Others

    ‘Tis the season for that week in between Christmas and New Year’s where time seems non-existent, and everyone is scraping by. Instead of letting this crazy week dictate my mood, I decided to take some time to reflect on 2022 and how I’d like to show up for 2023. After inventorying my year, I recognized that I’ve come to a place in my life where I’m able to hold space for others- something I haven’t always been capable of, but something that I have received from people when I was in need. What does holding space mean and why am I proud to be able to provide it for my “circle”? Let’s talk about it.
     
    In this episode I discuss:
    What it means to hold space for others;
    Having the capacity to hold space for others;
    How people close to me helped me during tragic times;
    The simple act of being present with another person;
    Connection through contact;
    Listening without judgment or an agenda;
    The challenges of creating space for people;
    Meeting someone where they’re at;
    Realizing you can’t fix or change someone’s problems;
    How I’m able to show up for others by practicing self-care (super important)
     
    As I said, I haven’t always been able to connect with my friends and family in this way. But now that I’m more confident in myself and my capabilities, I can clear space from my needs and pour that space back into my loved ones in need. I find that my capacity to hold space for others increases as I care for myself. In 2023, I expect that space to grow.
    So, here’s to 2023, a year of peace and prosperity and enough space for those that need it.
     
    Key Takeaways to Simplify Your Life:
    Don’t set a New Year’s Resolution
    Go into 2023 with a mindset of peace and prosperity
    Clear the clutter- get rid of three items in your house that you don’t need or use
     
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    • 22 min
    Episode 133: Eliminate the Gluttony

    Episode 133: Eliminate the Gluttony

    The holiday season is upon us. It’s a time for laughter, love, and light- so why do we often make it about overindulging? In the past, I was part of the culture of excess around the holidays. I had the perfect decorations, the most aesthetic wrapping papers, and the cutest baked goods gifts for friends and neighbors. I dressed up, hosted parties, over consumed alcohol and food. From the outside, I did everything right. But in reality, I was overindulging in every aspect.
     
    In this episode I discuss:
    Overconsumption during the holidays;
    Reflecting on past Christmases;
    Why we feel the need to “keep up”;
    Presenting a different version of myself to the world;
    The chaos that ensues around the holidays;
    How to enjoy holiday traditions without overindulging;
    Recognizing that Christmas is about “who” and not “what”;
    The mindset of setting resolutions for New Years
    We’ve all heard it before, “Christmas is about spending time with loved ones” but are we really able to put that into practice when we have nine million other things to do? For me, simplifying my holidays means not sending Christmas cards, not baking trays of cookies for the entire neighborhood which allowed me to instead fill that time in the company of the people that mean the most to me.
    Happy Holidays everyone!
     
    Key Takeaways to Simplify Your Life:
    Don’t stress yourself out doing things you don’t want to do
    Eat a healthy meal prior to a holiday party so you won’t overindulge
    Don’t wait until the New Year to set goals- start now!
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    • 27 min
    Episode 132: How Conformity Kills Confidence

    Episode 132: How Conformity Kills Confidence

    Hi, y’all! I learned a lot by traveling for the past 7 months, but one of the most important things I learned that resonated deeply with me was that conformity kills confidence. When I first told people of my plans to travel, I was met with serious questions and a slew of doubts. Their skepticism made me uncertain of my decision, even though it was something that I really wanted to pursue.
    So, I made the commitment to travel despite my hesitation and figured it out on the way. What I discovered was that my business skyrocketed, my creativity increased, and my ability to find joy made its way into every aspect of my life. From this adventure, I realized that I could handle anything that comes my way. If I had caved into the doubt of others, I would never have had these amazing experiences.
     
    In this episode I discuss:
    Four ways to find your own voice;
    Creating your own rules;
    Showing up with confidence and authority;
    Finding inspiration from within;
    Questioning my relationships with people to discover if I’m valued the way I value them;
    The benefits of taking risks;
    Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone;
    Don’t be afraid to be the outlier;
    Starting on a venture before you have all the answers;
    Embracing failure
     
    My life has done a complete 180 in the past year, and I know it’s because I listened to myself. I found ways to inspire myself, stepped out of my comfort zone, figured out a plan along the way, and learned to trust myself in a way that I hadn’t before. Now, I’m not afraid to take up space because I’ve found the unshakeable confidence to do so- you can too. Start now!
     
    Key Takeaways to Simplify Your Life:
    No is a complete sentence
    Get out in nature
    Take something off your to-do list
     
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    • 16 min
    Episode 131: Addicted to the Climb with Kelley Tyan

    Episode 131: Addicted to the Climb with Kelley Tyan

    Welcome to the new and improved It’s Simply Life Podcast! The rebranded podcast will focus more on what’s important in life and feature more guests with incredible stories. Our first guest is Kelley Tyan and she’s coming in with a ton of inspirational content. She’s a breast cancer survivor, entrepreneur, coach, and author and she’s sharing her incredible message with us! Get ready to feel motivated!
     
    In this episode we discuss:
    Kelley’s book Addicted to the Climb;
    The stories that shaped who Kelley is;
    Finding her passion through fitness and nutrition;
    Empowering women;
    Bikini contests;
    The power of LinkedIn for forging relationships;
    Finding purpose;
    Taking risks;
    Trusting the long-term plan;
    How to release the outcome;
    Rewriting the narrative of your own story.
     
    As humans, we all share a common thread of tragedy in our lives; the loss of a loved one, being fired from a job or hitting a rock bottom. It’s how we persevere  and how we pick ourselves up from these hardships that define us. Kelley uses these trying times to switch the perspective from negative to positive while empowering everyone in her path to get stronger and keep climbing!
     
    Kelley’s Key Takeaways:
    Become more intentional
    Become dedicated and committed to the process
    Set boundaries
     
    Get Kelley’s Book, Addicted to the Climb here
    Find Kelley on Instagram and LinkedIn or visit her site!
     
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Brian Burman ,

Great Insights

Lisa does a great job of drawing the stories out of her guests. She lets them do the talking while asking insightful questions. The tips she has added to the end of the show are practical and purposeful.

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As the title says, great content that gets right to the point! Useful information and practices to become the best version of yourself. Can’t wait for the next episode!

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