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Ever look at someone who is relentless and unstoppable and wonder, what is that? What drives them? What made them this way? The Lower Third hopes to answer that question.

The Lower Third Podcast Molly Ruland

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Ever look at someone who is relentless and unstoppable and wonder, what is that? What drives them? What made them this way? The Lower Third hopes to answer that question.

    How to Empower Others To Be Their Best Selves | Tina Brigley | The Lower Third

    How to Empower Others To Be Their Best Selves | Tina Brigley | The Lower Third

    Maybe you've tried everything to grow your business and it's not working or maybe you're just starting out and have no idea where to begin. You have no idea how to create clients and there is a part of you that doesn't believe in yourself. These are just some of the things that Tina Brigley can help you with, and she joins us to discuss all the doubts that you may have in yourself and how to beat them and how to "get moving and get shaking" with your career and goals.


     


    Sponsor Link: https://www.heartcastmedia.com/ Key Takeaways: 0:00 Intro 1:41 Tina shares her origin story and how she got into the coaching business 10:32 Tina talks about how she deals with self limiting beliefs as a coach to help the young upcoming entrepreneurs 12:41 Tina talks about the importance of investing in self development such as having a coach, a mentor or accountability partners 14:02 Tina and Molly advice entrepreneurs to not always count on their friends and family to support them because most of them won’t 15:52 Tina speaks of the impact that the pandemic has on their coaching industry and how they are dealing with them 19:21 Molly and Tina agrees that the small businesses are the real drivers of the economy and not the big organizations, and other importance small businesses have 21:31 Tina talks about having a business coach herself and also shares her vision of what she want to do in the near future 27:37 Tina and Molly talk about personal and business integrity and always being open to take feedback from others if you want to grow 29:53 Tina shares her location and the location of her team and how it’s like to work with people from different regions virtually without even meeting them 33:00 Tina and Molly talk of connectivity and why you should never take that for granted and the importance of connecting with others on a face to face level 39:40 Tina talks about their new program coming, a coaching school to train and develop people to become coaches Shows Mentioned: https://www.ted.com/talks Quotes Mentioned: “So many women and men really struggle with this like imposter syndrome.” “We already know what to do.” “The people closest to you, they don't always see you in the way that other people see you.” “What you believe, you'll achieve.” “The sun's going to get up with or without us every morning.” “Where there's a pattern, there's a story, where there's a story, there's a block.” “How we do one thing is how we do all things.” “As soon as you make it about yourself, you can't be out here with others.” “Serve, do not sell.” “Put some good information in and you'll get some good information out.” Guests Social Media Links: https://highperforming.coach/ https://tinabrigley.com/ https://www.facebook.com/tinabrigleycoaching https://twitter.com/BrigleyT https://www.instagram.com/tinabrigleycoaching/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tina-brigley-1a83b613b/ Ready to start your own podcast? Set up a call with Molly today and let's get this party started. https://calendly.com/mollyruland/discovery-call If you found this content to be valuable please consider sharing it with your network as well, it’s the greatest compliment we could hope for. Find this podcast on all the platforms with 1 link: https://kite.link/thelowerthird


     


    Sponsor Link: https://www.heartcastmedia.com/ 


    Key Takeaways:
    0:00 Intro
    1:41 Tina shares her origin story and how she got into the coaching business
    10:32 Tina talks about how she deals with self limiting beliefs as a coach to help the young upcoming entrepreneurs
    12:41 Tina talks about the importance of investing in self development such as having a coach, a mentor or accountability partners
    14:02 Tina and Molly advice entrepreneurs to not always count on their friends and family to support them because most of them won’t
    15:52 Tina speaks of the impact that the pandemic has on their coaching industry and how they are dealing with them
    19:21 Molly and Tina agrees tha

    • 43 min
    How to Create Community Through Support & Gratitude | Chris Krimitsos | The Lower Third

    How to Create Community Through Support & Gratitude | Chris Krimitsos | The Lower Third

    Chris Krimitsos is the Chief Creative Officer of the Podfest Expo, a yearly gathering of the brightest and most curious podcasting minds to help bring together a community of passionate people to learn and grow from each others experiences and knowledge. Join us as we talk about the expo, how the transition to remote podcasting has become key, and our visions and thoughts on the growth of the podcast industry as a whole. 


     


    Sponsor Link: https://www.heartcastmedia.com/ 


    Key Takeaways:
    0:00 Intro
    2:00 Chris talks about why he helps people without even asking for money in return
    4:02 Chris talks of the stage fright and trauma that people go through when stepping on stage for the first time
    5:15 Chris and Molly talk about event production, what it entails and how to be good at it
    6:00 Chris talks of Podfest Expo, what it is and how long he’s been doing it
    6:41 Chris also talks about live events and the virtual events also and how it saves on cost
    7:29 Chris states the importance of holding an event apart from being a great way to meet great people
    8:26 Chris talks about creating a seed fund so that they could also help people in the poor countries hold events and bring awareness to communities
    10:27 Chris talks of his life and what he was doing before Podfest Expo and how he started his company
    15:27 Chris and Molly shares the importance of always providing value to people
    16:42 Chris talks about his team and how many people makes his production team in Podfest Expo
    18: 25 Chris also talks about the impact that the pandemic has on their industry, and mostly on events
    21:06 Chris gives his thoughts on the podcasting industry, how it’s doing and how it might do in the near future
    22:37 Chris and Molly discus about relationships, being nimble, dealing with multiple players to understanding who your potential sponsors are 
    25:01 Chris talks about the most asked question about podcasting by podcasters such as how to monetize your podcast
    27:37 Chris shares his vision - where he sees himself in the next five years
    30:00 Chris and Molly talks about the value of creating a caring culture or environment wherever you go


    Shows Mentioned:
    https://podfestexpo.com/ 


    Quotes Mentioned: 
    “I don't know how to not help someone if they need help.”
    “Accessibility is such a big thing.”
    “Every year, there's like a major mistake I didn't know about.”
    “Behind every good man, there's a good woman.”
    “Behind every good event, there’s a whole bunch of really bad ones.”
    “Take your hits and learn your lessons and just improve.”
    “If you're providing value, people come back even if they are the only one.”
    “To love what you do and then actively do it is such a rare thing.”
    “Be careful when you're brokering deals with people.”
    “Research and do the work.”
    “As long as it's growing and you could add value, it's great.”
    “It’s people, it's always people.”
    “If you're not a natural cursor, don't go out of your way, it's got to be genuine to the character.”
    “Your style is your style.”


    Guests Social Media Links:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chriskrimitsos/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chriskrimitsos 
    Website: https://chriskrimitsos.com/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chriskrimitsos 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chriskrimitsos/ 


    Ready to start your own podcast? Set up a call with Molly today and let's get this party started. 


    https://calendly.com/mollyruland/discovery-call 


    If you found this content to be valuable please consider sharing it with your network as well, it’s the greatest compliment we could hope for.


    Find this podcast on all the platforms with 1 link:
    https://kite.link/thelowerthird

    • 42 min
    How to Support Women in STEM with Intention| Stephanie Holt | The Lower Third

    How to Support Women in STEM with Intention| Stephanie Holt | The Lower Third

    Diversity, inclusion, racism, these are all things that people don’t want to talk about or think about, but it's 2020 and we are out of time. In today’s episode, Molly and Stephanie talk about inclusion and what it will take to really move the needle. 


    Sponsor Link: https://www.heartcastmedia.com/ 


    Key Takeaways:
    0:00 Intro
    1:35 Stephanie talks about her origin story and what she does
    2:15 Stephanie talks about why there are less women in executive leadership of a company
    4:30 Stephanie talks about what people and companies should do in this time of crisis
    6:59 Stephanie talks about her process in mentoring people and why she do it
    9:23 Stephanie talks about some of the projects that keep her sane now that she is retired
    10:55 Molly and Stephanie talk about diversity hiring and also the retention in a company
    15:04 Stephanie talks about the importance of inclusion and belonging of all employees in a company
    17:14 Molly and Stephanie talk about supporting the small businesses more than large organizations because they offer almost 50% of jobs to citizens
    19:00 Stephanie talks about standing up for yourself when people make assumptions about you
    21:00 Stephanie and Molly talk about the importance of people standing up for one another as one regardless of color, gender or culture
    22:30 Molly and Stephanie talk about racism and what should be done to solve this problem
    29:00 Stephanie advices women in leadership to always ask for what they want 
    31:20 Stephanie talks about creating a workplace that is safe and fair for all people and its importance
    34:30 Molly and Stephanie talk about the importance of hiring and elevating people based on their ability


    Shows Mentioned: 
    https://www.millerchevalier.com/ 


    Quotes Mentioned: 
    “Hiring diversity is incredibly important, but it's not nearly as important as retention.”
    “If people make this assumption about you, it is your job to call them on it.”
    “Everybody needs to try to do better.”
    “Being nice isn't going to solve racism, but it's not going to make it worse.”
    “Contract values aren't more important than people's lives.”
    “You’re not going to please everybody.”
    “You got to ask for what you want.”
    “You'll make more money if you do the right thing.”
    “The best way to change the narrative is just to replace it.”
    “The greatest thing is asking for help.”


    Guests Social Media Links:
    https://www.stephonlife.com/ 
    https://stemaway.com/ 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/womeninstem/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/stephonlife 
    https://www.instagram.com/stephonlife/ 


    Podcast Link: https://kite.link/thelowerthird  


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    • 41 min
    How To Tap Into Your Future Self | Maxwell Nee | The Lower Third

    How To Tap Into Your Future Self | Maxwell Nee | The Lower Third

    Nothing is guaranteed in this world, your market could change or a new competitor could show up, etcetera. Is your ego hindering you from change? How has the pandemic affected your business? Do you wish to become or have a high performing coach? This episode is a MUST watch to everyone who wants to learn tips on how to manoeuvre all this as Molly and Maxwell discuss in details all there is to know about business and coaching. 


    Sponsor Link: https://www.heartcastmedia.com/ 


    Key Takeaways:
    01:51 Maxwell talks about his origin story and how got into the business of coaching
    02:30 Maxwell talks about having your own business as plan A before being an employee
    04:05 Maxwell talks about evolution and why a business should always have a mind to evolve
    06:40 Molly and Maxwell talk about adaptation and how it impacts the success of any business
    07:50 Maxwell talks about ego and why you've got to be more committed to business than you are to your ego for you to run your business for long term
    09:00 Maxwell talks about the impact the pandemic made on businesses such as clarity
    10:10 Molly and Maxwell talk about people and why you should not let people’s opinions restrict you from achieving your goals
    12:15 Maxwell talks about selling your business more in this time of crisis and why it’s important
    15:25 Maxwell talks about ways to be an expert in marketing and in doing what you do 
    15:50 Maxwell also talks about the business of coaching and how to stay on top of your game as a leader
    16:30 Maxwell talks about self development and the importance of always finding time in a day to absorb new content outside your world
    18:00 Maxwell talks about the difficulties in travelling during the pandemic
    20:47 Maxwell shares some tips on how to expand your client base especially in this time of the pandemic 
    23:49 Maxwell talks about content creation, podcasting and YouTube Shows and how it brings in new businesses 
    25:20 Molly talks about why having bad audio and video does more harm to your business than good
    27:04 Maxwell talks about their vision as a company in the coming years of opening their own coaching school
    28:50 Maxwell talks about how they target their ads since their clients are in different countries


    Books Mentioned: 
    https://toolsoftitans.com/ 
    https://fourhourworkweek.com/ 


    Quotes Mentioned: 
    “You should always take responsibility for the results.”
    “As an entrepreneur, we constantly have to adapt or pivot.”
    “The pandemic did not create new problems; it only shined a light on the cracks that were already there.”
    “Now is the best time to offer your products or services to help people because of the crisis.”
    “People can't afford nor should they stop their only source of income for six months because of the pandemic.”
    “It’s really easy to be an expert when you’ve only got a small field.”
    “You don't really have to be that good at marketing, you just have to be better at finding what people are dealing with and finding it early.”


    Guests Social Media Links:
    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/maxwellnee 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maxwellnee/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaxwellNeeCoach/ 
    Website: https://highperforming.coach/ 


    Podcast Link: https://kite.link/thelowerthird  


    Ready to start your own podcast? Set up a call with Molly today and let's get this party started. 


    https://calendly.com/mollyruland/discovery-call 


    If you found this content to be valuable please consider sharing it with your network as well, it’s the greatest compliment we could hope for.

    • 33 min
    How to Make Sure Every Voice Is Heard | LaTosha Brown | The Lower Third

    How to Make Sure Every Voice Is Heard | LaTosha Brown | The Lower Third

    In this time of confusion and uncertainty, we all need a little light at the end of the tunnel; we need some positivity to hang on to. LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund is an award-winning organizer, philanthropic consultant, political strategist and jazz singer with over twenty years of experience working in the non-profit and philanthropy sectors on a wide variety of issues related to political empowerment, social justice, economic development, leadership development, wealth creation and civil rights. 
    Today’s episode is going to be a firestorm of positivity. This is a must watch for everyone.


    Sponsor Link: https://www.heartcastmedia.com/ 


    Key Takeaways:
    • LaTosha talks about partnership and its importance to your success [3:45]
    • Molly and LaTosha discus the difference between hating someone and not liking someone [4:40]
    • LaTosha talks about loving people all the time to even correct them when they do something wrong [6:37]
    • LaTosha talks about arguments and why it is okay to have arguments because we’re living in a flawed world [8:40]
    • LaTosha talks about equality among people and to know that people have equal rights [10:00]
    • Molly and LaTosha talk about not being afraid to question the government of where the public money is being used [11:07]
    • Molly and LaTosha talk about management, structures and values of a country on how to treat the citizens [13:30]
    • LaTosha talks about the political rights of a citizen over the politicians [15:30]
    • LaTosha talks about democracy and how to make democracy real in a particular country and not just a word [17:10]
    • LaTosha talks about racism and the impact that it makes to a country [17:47]
    • LaTosha talks about creating systems that actually value and center human life in the country because you deserve the respect because of your humanity [20:10]
    • Molly and LaTosha talk about visualizing things and envisioning yourself in good places because you will achieve them [22:30]
    • LaTosha talks about giving every person an opportunity to express what they have [24:20]
    • LaTosha talks about the reason why most of people want to be rich in this society [24:50]
    • LaTosha also talks about the five simple things you can do to be productive in this lockdown and spending time alone [27:05]
    • LaTosha talks about Black Voters Matter, what it is and what it does for the people [29:25]


    Shows Mentioned:
    https://www.vote.org/ 


    Quotes Mentioned:
    “If you're anything human in you, it's hard for you to hate people.”
    “All politics are local.”
    “We can't create something that we can't see.”
    “If everybody had the same education, then people would be based on their merit instead of their opportunity.”
    “We’ve got to make a decision in the short term to do everything that we can to protect democracy right now.”
    “I shouldn't have to be wealthy to be seen.” 
    “I shouldn't have to be wealthy to have rights to be treated like a human being.” 
    “I shouldn't have to be wealthy to live in a decent home, a nice, safe, quality home or have quality education.”
    “Make sure that you're checking your sources of information.”
    “It’s really important for us to be an informed group of people.”
    “Each and every one of us have a place to play.”


    Guests Social Media Links:
    https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/  https://twitter.com/BlackVotersMtr?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor 
    https://www.facebook.com/BlackVotersMtr/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/blackvotersmtr/?hl=en 
    https://twitter.com/MsLaToshaBrown?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor 
    Text “WE MATTER” to 797979


    Podcast Link: https://kite.link/thelowerthird  


    Ready to start your own podcast? Set up a call with Molly today and let's get this party started. 


    https://calendly.com/mollyruland/discovery-call 


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    • 37 min
    How To Become The New Rich Through Financial Literacy | Maurice Philogene | The Lower Third

    How To Become The New Rich Through Financial Literacy | Maurice Philogene | The Lower Third

    Senior Executive, Real Estate Investor, Restaurant Owner, Explorer of 96 Countries, Public Servant (Federal Agent & Police Officer) and Aspiring Philanthropist, Maurice Philogene, has a passion of serving clients in the consulting space and Financial Freedom via passive income. He acquires multi-family properties to generate passive income and build legacy. 


    Sponsor Link: https://www.heartcastmedia.com/ 


    Key Takeaways:
    • Maurice talks a little bit about his background of personal and professional life [1:44] 
    • Maurice talks about what he is into the most right now and how he’s using it to help people [5:07]
    • Maurice also talks about the importance of having a team that works together for you and your success [6:39]
    • Maurice talks about the importance of working with people that are more life focused instead of people that are focused on the money [10:00]
    • Maurice talks about diversity in the real estate world and in the investment world [12:25]
    • Molly and Maurice talks about some of the barriers associated with business and how you could overcome them [12:50]
    • Maurice talks about why other people don't get into business for themselves or find ways to generate revenue [18:55]
    • Maurice talks about the impact that COVID had on their industry especially the real estate industry [21:14]
    • Maurice talks about how a business is a cycle and how things are related and why there should not be a moratorium of anything  [24:50]
    • Molly and Maurice talk about the benefit of getting financial education and why it come in handy especially in crisis such a COVID [27:00]
    • Maurice talks about owner financing and its importance in the business world [35:00]
    • Maurice talks about investing your money to give you returns so that you can now invest in the quality of life and not the other way round [40:00]
    • Molly and Maurice talks about the importance of entrepreneurs giving the information they have on how to become successful to others [41:30]
    • Maurice also talks about the importance of working online such that you can work from anywhere [43:50]
    • Maurice talks about the importance of making friends and learning what they do in their businesses when you get to travel [50:00]
    • Molly talks about the greatest gift the pandemic has given us which is the gift of self-reflection [58:35]
    • Molly and Maurice talks about working harder now and not waiting until you retire [59:15]


    Shows Mentioned: 
    https://www.hgtv.com/shows/property-brothers-forever-home 


    Books Mentioned: 
    MONEY Master the Game by Tony Robbins
    The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss


    Quotes Mentioned: 
    “When there's blood in the streets, that's when there's opportunity.”
    “Anything is possible.”
    “The wealthy and the secret of the rich is that they focus on making money grow one way or the other.”
    “Freedom = time + mobility.”


    Guests Social Media Links:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mauricephilogene/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/mauricephilogene/?hl=en 


    Podcast Link: https://kite.link/thelowerthird  


    Ready to start your own podcast? Set up a call with Molly today and let's get this party started. 


    https://calendly.com/mollyruland/discovery-call 


    If you found this content to be valuable please consider sharing it with your network as well, it’s the greatest compliment we could hope for.

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