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When Mindy Thomas realized the pandemic wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon, she quit her 9-5 job to reinvent a life that was more conducive to the era we’re living in. Along the way, she encountered many making similar shifts. When it feels like we have control of nothing, reinventing a small aspect allows us to take a solid piece of that back.

These are real stories from real people as they scrap the old ways and create a new path all their own. Welcome to Reinventing with Mindy!
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Reinventing With Mindy Mindy Thomas

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When Mindy Thomas realized the pandemic wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon, she quit her 9-5 job to reinvent a life that was more conducive to the era we’re living in. Along the way, she encountered many making similar shifts. When it feels like we have control of nothing, reinventing a small aspect allows us to take a solid piece of that back.

These are real stories from real people as they scrap the old ways and create a new path all their own. Welcome to Reinventing with Mindy!
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

    Reinventing Life After Homelessness

    Reinventing Life After Homelessness

    In this episode of the podcast, Mindy talks with Karmen Kendrick. Karmen is a Product Manager for Learn Dash by day, Wordpress aficionado by night, and most importantly, Director of Taco Relations at her newsletter and site Tips & Tacos!

    But what makes Karmen exceptionally inspiring is her candid talk about how she overcame homelessness to reinvent a life she never could imagine. Her journey to embrace vulnerability and honesty is beyond impressive. Be sure to listen closely to this one, as she shares so many amazing nuggets of wisdom within such casual conversation, you may not even notice them the first time around!

    Want to get in touch with Karmen? Check her out here:

    Facebook: @iamkarmenk

    LinkedIn: @iamkarmenk

    Twitter: @iamkarmenk

    Pinterest: @iamkarmenk

    Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE.

    Looking to reinvent a space that is TRULY you?! Check out the women-founded e-design firm, Truly Styled, You! Offering custom designs and consultations to provide a truly unique experience to all of your home design needs! Visit them online at TrulyStyledYou.com!

    This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com!


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    • 41 min
    Amy Galbraith: When A 10 Year Career Is Gone In 10 Seconds.

    Amy Galbraith: When A 10 Year Career Is Gone In 10 Seconds.

    Welcome to season two of Reinventing With Mindy! On this episode, Mindy sits down with one half of the duo behind the wildly popular E-Design firm, Truly Styled, You. Amy Galbraith is no stranger to the corporate grind. Having moved her and her family multiple times over the past decade chasing promotions and opportunities, she saw all those sacrifices go up in flames at the onset of the 2020 pandemic.

    Hear how a chance meeting on LinkedIn led her to her business partner, where she sees the company going, and her personal mantras that keep her going, even when she thinks it's time to clock back into that nine-to-five and collect that paycheck.

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    Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE.

    This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com!


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    • 48 min
    Barrett Evans On Reinventing How We Define & Identify With Others. *This Episode Supports GLSEN.

    Barrett Evans On Reinventing How We Define & Identify With Others. *This Episode Supports GLSEN.

    On a very special episode, one of Mindy's oldest friends, Barrett Evans, joins the show. They've experienced many of life's greatest reinventions over their 21 years of friendship, and 2020 was no exception. Both found themselves at a career crossroads when Mindy left her 9-5 position and Barrett's was relocated to NYC, bringing him to the tough decision to part ways with an organization he absolutely loved. However, what they both realized along the way is that we are all so much more than our job titles.

    Over the next hour, what you'll hear is more of an open conversation between two best friends. They talk about:


    High school bullies (They know who they are if they're listening)
    How Barrett took back control of his own narrative after he was forced to come out as a gay man before he was ready
    Why Barrett refuses to ask people what they do for work when getting to know them and the questions he asks instead
    How brands need to do better when it comes to "Rainbow Capitalism" during PRIDE month. (ahem, Michael's)

    And in support of creating safe and inclusive schools for our LBTQ+ Youth, we are raising awareness for GLSEN. An organization promoting safe spaces for these underrepresented communities. To donate or support this amazing initiative, please visit https://www.glsen.org/.

    If you'd like to connect with Barrett on a personal level you can follow him on Instagram HERE. If you're interested in learning and/or coaching from him, feel free to connect with him on LinkedIn!

    Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE.

    This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com!


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    CEO Darren Marble On Sobriety As A Business Strategy

    CEO Darren Marble On Sobriety As A Business Strategy

    Darren Marble is a serial entrepreneur and currently the CEO at Issuance, enabling scalable online capital raising. He’s also the Executive Producer of Going Public, a new series that allows viewers to invest in IPO’s airing in September 2021 on Entrepreneur.com.

    He joins me on the show to share his number one strategy regarding business – sobriety. His willingness and openness to talk about how this one move changed his life, specifically his entrepreneurial journey, is fascinating. Alcohol is so ingrained in our culture; it's often seen as taboo if someone opts out of the party lifestyle for any other reason than true alcoholism and addiction.

    We dive deep to talk about how sobriety can give a competitive advantage to any career-driven human as well as the community co-founded by Darren to help de-stigmatize a sober lifestyle, Yellow; open to anyone that's "Currently Not Drinking."

    We also chat about:

    -The Retail Investor Renaissance

    -Where to start when raising capital

    -The importance of giving a platform to underrepresented founders

    To follow Darren’s daily journey and absorb some of his brilliance, be sure to follow him on Twitter HERE and keep up to date on the premiere of Going Public HERE!

    Looking to find others who are "Currently Not Drinking"? Check out Yellow at TheYellowLife.com.

    Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE.

    This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com!


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    • 36 min
    Reinventing Life Outside Of Cultural And Familial Expectations

    Reinventing Life Outside Of Cultural And Familial Expectations

    Today I have Abdullah Khawaja on the show with me. Abdullah is based out of Portland and is Founder and Creative Director at Lumen Global, a creative agency specializing in commercial photography, video content creation, and web design. Working heavily in the athlete space for brands such as Nike, their work has also been featured in outlets such as Sports Illustrated, Outside Magazine, and Runner’s World.

    On this episode we chat about:


    Rebelling against cultural and familial expectations
    His unique way of building the board that governs his company
    Life after college athletics

    To learn more about Lumen Global's amazing work and what they have to offer, visit their website HERE or on Instagram.

    To follow Abdullah on his entrepreneurial journey, follow him on Instagram and Twitter!

    Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE.

    This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com!


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    • 49 min
    How I Quit My Job In The Middle Of A Pandemic

    How I Quit My Job In The Middle Of A Pandemic

    On this episode of Reinventing With Mindy, I go solo to talk through the process of how I quit my job in the middle of a pandemic. I've received this question a lot, so I want to pull back the curtain and walk you through the 4 things I considered when I walked away from my salaried position.

    Transparency is key when sharing stories like this. I never want to make it seem like this was an easy decision so I break down how I made it happen in 4 quick points!


    Side-hustle Queen
    A strong support system
    Savings
    Cut the money sucks

    Hit play to hear what works and what didn't! And don't forget to rate and review!

    Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE.

    This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com!


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    • 14 min

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NickPanzeca ,

Great content

Very good Podcast. Really enjoyed it. Great job!

SamP1228 ,

Love Mindy and her POV

Loving this podcast and the insights and pearls of wisdom shared by her guests. And I’m not just saying that because I’m one of them :-) Mindy is the perfect host and has the perfect point of view to narrate these stories on reinvention. Can’t wait to see (hear?) how these conversations unfold each week!

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