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Are you looking to start something new in your 40’s, 50’s or beyond but are scared to start? I never want to hear people say: “Oh it’s too late to make a change” or “I wanted to do that when I was younger, but it’s too late now.” WHY??? Why are 20 and 30-year-olds the only people who are allowed to start something new?

For people who are in their 40’s, 50’s, and beyond, you are uniquely qualified to launch that business, have that creative idea, or start that new life. You’ve “been around the block” as they say and your experience makes getting started faster and easier.

In this podcast, we will talk with people who have successfully started a business, made a major career change, started creative endeavors, made major health changes, started competing as an athlete, and gone back to school…all in their 40’s, 50s or beyond. This is the place for inspiration, motivation, and mindset shifts. You will walk away ready to take action with practical and informative advice from some of the most amazing “Late Starters” on the planet!

Late Starters Club Andrea Vahl

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Are you looking to start something new in your 40’s, 50’s or beyond but are scared to start? I never want to hear people say: “Oh it’s too late to make a change” or “I wanted to do that when I was younger, but it’s too late now.” WHY??? Why are 20 and 30-year-olds the only people who are allowed to start something new?

For people who are in their 40’s, 50’s, and beyond, you are uniquely qualified to launch that business, have that creative idea, or start that new life. You’ve “been around the block” as they say and your experience makes getting started faster and easier.

In this podcast, we will talk with people who have successfully started a business, made a major career change, started creative endeavors, made major health changes, started competing as an athlete, and gone back to school…all in their 40’s, 50s or beyond. This is the place for inspiration, motivation, and mindset shifts. You will walk away ready to take action with practical and informative advice from some of the most amazing “Late Starters” on the planet!

    Benefits of Training with a Group - Top Takeaways from Jenny Neale

    Benefits of Training with a Group - Top Takeaways from Jenny Neale

    Do you want to start competing in competitions?
    Then find a great group to train with.
    In today's top takeaways episode, I'm going to dive a little bit deeper into my conversation with my friend Jenny Neale about the surprising benefits of training with a group.
    Jenny and I both found a great group of people to train with through Camp Gladiator and that connection has led to some amazing outcomes!
    The right group of people can inspire you and motivate you to train better and get faster results than you might on your own. They also will provide a bit of the necessary peer pressure that will help push you out of your comfort zone. The right group will also hold you accountable to your training goals (even if that means getting up at 5:15 in the MORNING!). The right group will also help get you access to the proper training for the types of competitions you want to participate in (equipment and setups that are not available at all gyms!). This type of training will bring new-found confidence to the course you want to compete in. I will provide a little more insight into each of these in this episode, so let's get started! ==========================================
    Episode Sponsored by Andrea Vahl's One-on-One Consulting for Facebook Ads or Digital Strategy. You can save HOURS of your time researching and guessing the right strategies and get the advice you need that will directly impact your bottom line. Get more information on my one-on-one consulting sessions here: https://www.andreavahl.com/social-media-coaching
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    Get the show notes and resources on our website at: https://latestartersclub.com/50-benefits-of-training-with-a-group/
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    Make sure you grab the free guide, Top Tools for Late Starters on the website at https://latestartersclub.com/tools/
     

    • 4 min
    Competing in Midlife an Interview with Jenny Neale

    Competing in Midlife an Interview with Jenny Neale

    Are you a little bit competitive? Yeah. So am I. If you thought that midlife was too late to compete in athletic events, you need to tune into today's episode with my friend Jenny Neale. She started competing and winning in athletic events in her forties. Tune in to hear how she got started and some unexpected surprises she found while competing in midlife. 
    A Colorado native, Jenny grew up enjoying the great outdoors. A lifelong athlete she now competes in fitness competitions. She works at Denver Botanic Gardens overseeing scientific endeavors.
    Here is a glimpse into the episode:
    [2:17] How did Jenny move from team competitions to individual competitions?
    [15:19] How does Jenny prepare for these races?
    [17:25] How is competing as an individual different from competing as a team?
    [18:30] What have been some of the challenges that Jenny has faced?
    [19:57] Is there an advantage to starting competing in midlife?
    [21:53] What has been an unexpected side effect of competing later in life?
    [24:30] Two inspiring quotes from Jenny Neale
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    Check out these resources:
    DEKA Fit - https://deka.fit/
    Camp Gladiator - https://campgladiator.com/
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    Episode Sponsored by Andrea Vahl Done-for-You Facebook Ad Services if you would like to get more inbound leads and sales from Facebook, Instagram, and Google reach out to learn more at https://www.andreavahl.com/social-media-coaching/facebook-ad-services
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    Get the show notes and resources on our website at: https://latestartersclub.com/49-interview-with-jenny-neale/
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    Make sure you grab the free guide, Top Tools for Late Starters on the website at https://latestartersclub.com/tools/
     

    • 27 min
    48: 7 Great Ways to Generate Blog Post Ideas - Quick Fix Friday

    48: 7 Great Ways to Generate Blog Post Ideas - Quick Fix Friday

    Do you have a blog and you're struggling to think of ideas to blog about? Well, join the club! 
    In today's episode, I'm going to dive into seven great ways to generate blog post ideas.
    Here is a sneak peek:
    1. Look at your current top-ranking blog posts and break them apart or think about what is missing.
    2. Look at what people are searching for.  Use tools like Answer the Public, Buzz Sumo, or Google Predictive Searches.
    3. Do a recent Google Search or YouTube search. You can limit your results to a certain time frame, such as only content posted in the last month or two.
    4. Create a Case Study or story about your topic.
    5. Do an interview with an industry expert or a customer or a team member.
    6. Frequency Asked Questions - FAQs that customers have.  Even group them into similar themes.
    7. Chat GPT - Use Artificial Intelligence to generate blog post ideas.  Get specific with your request. ==========================================
    Episode Sponsored by Andrea Vahl Done-for-You Facebook Ad Services if you would like to get more inbound leads and sales from Facebook, Instagram, and Google reach out to learn more at https://www.andreavahl.com/social-media-coaching/facebook-ad-services
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    Get the show notes and resources on our website at: https://latestartersclub.com/48-7-great-ways-to-generate-blog-post-ideas-quick-fix-friday/
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    Make sure you grab the free guide, Top Tools for Late Starters on the website at https://latestartersclub.com/tools/

    • 6 min
    How to Create Content Consistently- Top Takeaways from Mark Schaefer

    How to Create Content Consistently- Top Takeaways from Mark Schaefer

    In today's market creating consistent content is one of the cornerstones that will help you become more well-known in your field and help you build your personal brand. In episode 46, my friend Mark Schaefer talked about how creating consistent content helped him publish 10 books, an award-winning marketing blog, and a podcast. In this episode, I am going to dive into 5 tips that I have to create consistent content.
    Here are my 5 tips for creating consistent content:
    Don't make writing a decision, it simply is an activity that you will complete. Work in advance. Don't try to sit down and write on the day you want to publish. Defend your time. Once you have set aside time to create content don't let anything get in the way of that time. Creating content is just as important as any other aspect of your marketing. Keep a running list of ideas so you can pick and choose the ones that are speaking to you when you are ready to create. Find ways to make content creation faster and easier for you. I will give you more details on how to accomplish each of these in this episode. So let's get started!
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    Episode Sponsored by Andrea Vahl Done-for-You Facebook Ad Services if you would like to get more inbound leads and sales from Facebook, Instagram, and Google reach out to learn more at https://www.andreavahl.com/social-media-coaching/facebook-ad-services
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    Get the show notes and resources on our website at: https://latestartersclub.com/47-how-to-create-content-consistently/
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    Make sure you grab the free guide, Top Tools for Late Starters on the website at https://latestartersclub.com/tools/
     

    • 7 min
    Start Writing in Midlife an Interview with Mark Schaefer

    Start Writing in Midlife an Interview with Mark Schaefer

    If you think it's too late to start a blog or write books, then you need to listen to today's episode. I interview Mark Schaefer, who hadn't written a single blog post until he was 49. Now he has a highly acclaimed award-winning marketing blog.
    He hadn't written a book until he was 52, and now he's just coming out with his 10th book. Many of them have been amazing award-winning bestsellers, translated into lots of different languages. His newest book "Belonging to the Brand" is being released very shortly!
    We'll dive into how he stays relevant and continues to create amazing content in today's ever-changing marketing landscape.
    Mark Schaefer is a marketing strategist, keynote speaker, university educator, and bestselling author of "Marketing Rebellion," "KNOWN," and "Belonging to the Brand." His blog {grow} is hailed as one of the top marketing blogs in the world.
    Here is a glimpse into the episode:
    [3:17] What decisions lead to Mark starting his blog later in life? And what did that lead to?
    [6:33] Discover the two things that got Mark over his fear of speaking (and no it's not picturing the audience in their underwear).
    [9:15] What is the secret to Mark's success? (Its something you can do to!)
    [11:38] What can you do to stand out now that everyone can write good content with the help of AI?
    [12:46] What does Mark tell us all to do to stay relevant in our current fields and how can we take a different look at what we offer the world?
    [19:50] In order to do so much is Mark a workaholic? Or is it something else that lets him accomplish so much?
    [22:24] What has inspired Mark to take up watercolor painting?
    [25:56] What inspirational quote is something that Mark returns to again and again? ==========================================
    Episode Sponsored by Andrea Vahl Done-for-You Facebook Ad Services if you would like to get more inbound leads and sales from Facebook, Instagram, and Google reach out to learn more at https://www.andreavahl.com/social-media-coaching/facebook-ad-services
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    Get the show notes and resources on our website at: https://latestartersclub.com/46-interview-with-mark-schaefer/
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    Make sure you grab the free guide, Top Tools for Late Starters on the website at https://latestartersclub.com/tools/
     

    • 31 min
    Ways to Monetize Your Content - Quick Fix Friday

    Ways to Monetize Your Content - Quick Fix Friday

    Are you a content creator and you want to make a little bit more money from your content? Or are you thinking about starting a blog, a podcast, or a YouTube channel, and aren't sure how to actually monetize that? Then listen in to today's Quick Fix Friday, where I talk about three ways to monetize your content.
    There are basically three main types of monetization strategies.
    One is to create your own product or service and use the content as the draw to let people know about that product or service. Two is to use affiliate programs to advertise or showcase someone else's product or service, and you get paid a commission if someone were to buy that product or service with your special link. Three is sponsored content. This is either ad placement that is within your blog, your podcast, or your videos. And that's basically a payment you get based on views or the number of listeners. Payment doesn't depend on someone actually buying that product. Listen in as I dive a little bit deeper into all three of these strategies, and I'll give you some examples.
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    Get the show notes and resources on our website at: https://latestartersclub.com/45-ways-to-monetize-your-content/
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    Make sure you grab the free guide, Top Tools for Late Starters on the website at https://latestartersclub.com/tools/
     

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Lou Bortone ,

Perfect for Procrastinators and Late Bloomers

I’ve been a guest on a good many podcast and have listened to thousands more, but Andrea Vahl’s “Late Starters Club” is a true breath of fresh air! Honest, insightful and inspired, Andrea goes way beyond run of the mill Q

buzzhustle ,

Five Stars! Highly recommend!

Andrea has a way of bringing out the very best in people and making them shine. She speaks from life experience when she talks about reinventing yourself time and again. She shows that it is never too late to start something new. Her guests come from all walks of life and exemplifies the diversity of options for people of all ages!

Cyn Stadd ,

This podcast is very needed

As a woman who is starting a career version 2.0 in mid life, I love this podcast! Andrea is a great interviewer and it’s fun to listen to.

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