134 episodes

Welcome to The MaYapinion® Podcast - "Empowering Women, One Opinion at a Time." Maya Roffler is the host and founder of two podcasts, entrepreneur, owner and founder of MaYapinion® LLC, owner and founder of Find A Co-Host, and an investor. She spent over a decade in Corporate America, and she decided to leave to build her businesses. On the The MaYapinion® Podcast, Maya has shared various aspects of her life. The first launch and four seasons of the show were about her experience on reality tv in 2016 and 2017 while losing her brother to a homicide when he was only 27. She relaunched in 2019 as a show focusing on Leadership for Women.After 125 episodes of the leadership podcast, Maya has rebranded again to shift the focus to entrepreneurship. She made this decision as she has shared her corporate experience and leadership perspective since late 2019, and now, she knows it is time to evolve the show's focus to entrepreneurship as she is on her own entrepreneurial journey.We invite you to join Maya and her special guests on their journeys and listen to the entrepreneur podcast for women: MaYapinion® - "Empowering Women, One Opinion at a Time."

The MaYapinion® Podcast Maya Roffler

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    • 4.8 • 43 Ratings

Welcome to The MaYapinion® Podcast - "Empowering Women, One Opinion at a Time." Maya Roffler is the host and founder of two podcasts, entrepreneur, owner and founder of MaYapinion® LLC, owner and founder of Find A Co-Host, and an investor. She spent over a decade in Corporate America, and she decided to leave to build her businesses. On the The MaYapinion® Podcast, Maya has shared various aspects of her life. The first launch and four seasons of the show were about her experience on reality tv in 2016 and 2017 while losing her brother to a homicide when he was only 27. She relaunched in 2019 as a show focusing on Leadership for Women.After 125 episodes of the leadership podcast, Maya has rebranded again to shift the focus to entrepreneurship. She made this decision as she has shared her corporate experience and leadership perspective since late 2019, and now, she knows it is time to evolve the show's focus to entrepreneurship as she is on her own entrepreneurial journey.We invite you to join Maya and her special guests on their journeys and listen to the entrepreneur podcast for women: MaYapinion® - "Empowering Women, One Opinion at a Time."

    131 - Recognising Your Green Flags: Pursuing your Entrepreneurial Dream

    131 - Recognising Your Green Flags: Pursuing your Entrepreneurial Dream

    Join us on this exciting journey where we uncover the green flags that indicate a future in entrepreneurship. We discuss how identifying your strengths and leadership abilities can lead to successful entrepreneurship.  So, if you feel that fiery passion, that intense dream that won't let you sleep, we're here to tell you, that's your green flag to pursue entrepreneurship! 
    This episode isn't just about entrepreneurship, it also takes a closer look at the challenges women face and how to overcome them. We talk about empowering each other, celebrating successes, and how to maintain a positive outlook in the age of social media. We address imposter syndrome, discussing how comparing ourselves to others on social media can trigger this feeling and how to navigate it.
    Tune in as we share the impact of social media on entrepreneurship, how to make it work for you, and the importance of recognizing when to take a pause. We also answer your questions, including the journey of starting a podcast, the risks, the connections, and why we decided to bring on a co-host. Don't miss the wrap-up of our season, where we talk about the future of the podcast, our businesses, and the steps to success as an entrepreneur.



    Covered in this episode: 
    (0:00:00) - Finding Green Flags for Pursuing Entrepreneurship
    (0:08:12) - Empowering Women and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
    (0:13:44) - Social Media Challenges in Entrepreneurship
    (0:28:28) - Answering your questions 
    (0:51:10) - Season Wrap-Up and Future Plans
     
    Connect with Maya & Lily:
    Web: https://mayapinionpodcast.com/
    Podcast Instagram: @mayapinionpodcast
    Email us! mayapinionpodcast@gmail.com
    Maya’s Instagram: @mayaroffler
    Maya's Business: https://mayaroffler.com/
    Lily’s Instagram: @upcycledbylils
    Lily's Poshmark & Business: https://linktr.ee/upcycledbylils
     

    • 53 min
    130 - Preventing Burnout: Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs

    130 - Preventing Burnout: Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs

    Ever found yourself physically exhausted and mentally drained, barely keeping up with the constant need to create, produce, and engage? As women entrepreneurs, we know this feeling all too well. It's the dreaded burnout, a beast that each of us must learn to tame. This episode uncovers the many faces of burnout and the unique ways it can manifest in our lives— from fatigue to mental weariness from incessant interactions and the unyielding pressure to show up on social media daily. We delve into why it's vital to recognize our personal signs of burnout and the art of preserving our energy.
     
    Striking a balance in life is an art and a necessity, especially for entrepreneurs. Join us as we discuss time management strategies, the benefit of having an accountability partner, and the positive impact of a regimented schedule. We open up about the importance of setting boundaries between work and personal spaces, allowing time to recharge and refuel. Let's redefine our work-life balance together, unlearn the need to go full throttle all the time, and learn to pace ourselves instead.
     
    How we take care of ourselves is a personal journey, and there's no 'one-size-fits-all' in self-care. We talk about the varied ways self-care can manifest and the immense importance of a supportive network. Whether you're finding solace in solitude, or comfort in the company, it's vital to have a safe space where you can replenish your energy. From connecting with family and friends to building relationships that uplift us, we underline the need for a support system to stay energized. Tune in and join us in this engaging episode, as we tackle burnout head-on and pave the way towards a healthier, balanced life.

     
    Covered in this episode:
    (0:00:06) - Understanding Burnout in Women Entrepreneurs
    (0:20:09) - Personalization of Self-Care & Building Support Network
    (0:30:21) - Time Management and Realistic Goals Simplified
    (0:38:34) - Flexibility and Emotional Burnout in Self-Employment
    (0:49:35) - Understanding and Dealing With Burnout



    Connect with Maya and Lily:
    Web: https://mayapinionpodcast.com/
    Podcast Instagram: @mayapinionpodcast
    Email us! mayapinionpodcast@gmail.com
    Maya’s Instagram: @mayaroffler
    Maya's Business: https://mayaroffler.com/
    Lily’s Instagram: @upcycledbylils
    Lily's Poshmark & Business: https://linktr.ee/upcycledbylils
     

    • 58 min
    129 - Passion Meets Profit: Aligning Interests for Business Success

    129 - Passion Meets Profit: Aligning Interests for Business Success

    In this episode, Maya and Lily navigate identifying your passion and defining your niche. We discuss the importance of recognizing what truly ignites your soul and also the need to identify your niche, understanding that it is the specific area within your industry where you can excel and meet the needs of your target audience. We highlight how crucial it is to align these two aspects for success in your business.
     
    We take a closer look at turning your passion into a business, identifying your strengths, skills and the things you love doing. Using our personal experiences, we share tips on identifying challenges and marrying them to your passion, helping you carve out your niche. We also discuss the need to evolve with time and how our audiences and preferences have changed as we grow in our respective businesses.
     
    To round it all up, we discuss the importance of recognizing and understanding your audience when building a brand or business. Listen in as we share our experiences and strategies for finding your passion and niche and how to marry them to meet the needs of your target audience.
     
    Covered in this episode: 
     
    (0:00:06) - Discovering Your Passion and Niche
    (0:07:38) - Discovering Passion and Niche in Entrepreneurship
    (0:21:03) - Passionate Problem Solving
    (0:29:22) - Finding Passion and Business Success
    (0:41:30) - Understanding Niche Podcasting and Business
    (0:54:16) - Finding and Following Your Passion
     
    Connect with Maya & Lily:
     
    Web: https://mayapinionpodcast.com/
    Podcast Instagram: @mayapinionpodcast
    Email us! mayapinionpodcast@gmail.com
    Maya’s Instagram: @mayaroffler
    Maya's Business: https://mayaroffler.com/
    Lily’s Instagram: @upcycledbylils
    Lily's Poshmark & Business: https://linktr.ee/upcycledbylils
     

    • 59 min
    128 - “How Do I Start?”: Entrepreneur’s Biggest Question

    128 - “How Do I Start?”: Entrepreneur’s Biggest Question

    We tackle the big question "How do I start?”. Unleash your potential and spark your passion for entrepreneurship with our in-depth discussion about how to get started with your business! 
    It's time to step back, reflect on your past experiences, and gather those gems that could shine in your entrepreneurial journey. It could be a job you loved, a hobby you couldn't get enough of, or even a relationship that sparked a unique interest in you. Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all in entrepreneurship. Even if your passion eludes you, there's always something to invest in, and we're here to guide you through that process.
    Navigating the rocky path of entrepreneurship often comes with setbacks, but what if we told you that failure is not the end? Rather, it's a stepping stone to your success! We dedicate a portion of our conversation to 'failing forward', underscoring the necessity of resilience in the entrepreneurial world. As we tackle this topic we remind you of the value in learning from your mistakes, and underscore the crucial role of determination in your venture's success. Moreover, we dive into the world of social media - your tool and your battlefield. We share our opinions on how to choose the best platform for your business, overcome your fear of posting and deal with criticism.
    In the end, it boils down to two things: embracing failure and finding a community. The fear of failure is a common setback for many, but we're here to tell you that it shouldn't hold you back. Failure is simply a learning tool, and each setback is just a setup for a comeback. And while your journey is unique, it doesn't have to be lonely. Building a supportive community is paramount. It's not about relying solely on family and friends, but about finding like-minded individuals who can join you in this journey, share your victories, and lift you up in times of defeat. Join us and let's learn together!



    Covered in this episode:
     
    (0:00:00) - Starting a Business
    (0:11:36) - Importance of Failing Forward in Business
    (0:25:31) - Navigating Social Media and Overcoming Criticism
    (0:43:59) - Embrace Failure
    (0:53:37) - Building a Supportive Community
     
    Connect with Maya & Lily:


    Web: https://mayapinionpodcast.com/
    Podcast Instagram: @mayapinionpodcast
    Email us! mayapinionpodcast@gmail.com
    Maya’s Instagram: @mayaroffler
    Maya's Business: https://mayaroffler.com/
    Lily’s Instagram: @upcycledbylils
    Lily's Poshmark & Business: https://linktr.ee/upcycledbylils
     

    • 55 min
    127 - Reintroducing Maya: The Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur

    127 - Reintroducing Maya: The Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur

    How does one transition from a secure corporate job to the uncertainty of entrepreneurship? Hang on to your headphones as we reintroduce Maya and take you through her personal journey of taking the leap from a conventional 9-to-5 job to becoming a multiple business owner. Get an insider’s perspective on the challenges, triumphs, and invaluable lessons.
     
    Craving the freedom of time and the power of choice, Maya ventured into the entrepreneurial world, and what a ride it's been! She used her corporate experience and relationships to secure her first client, providing a firm foundation for her entrepreneurial journey. Maya will share how she built a business from the ground up, the art of finding clients, and the clever ways she has learned to prioritize tasks by outsourcing. 
     
    But wait, there's more! Alongside Maya’s entrepreneurial expedition, she has dipped her toes into the world of property investment. From flipping a house to making the smart decision of outsourcing property management, she shares the highs and lows of this venture. Then, we pivot to the intriguing concept of developing a podcast co-hosting platform. Maya discusses navigating the exciting challenges and rewarding outcomes of hiring a CTO, creating a matching algorithm, and enabling effective co-hosting between two individuals. This episode is rife with insights and experiences that can help guide your own entrepreneurial journey. So buckle up and get ready for an exciting ride!
     
    Covered in this episode: 
    (0:00:07) - Transitioning From Corporate to Entrepreneur
    (0:11:18) - Building an Agency and Finding Clients
    (0:17:47) - Building a Business and Outsourcing Tasks
    (0:32:55) - Investing in Properties, Co-Host Exploration
    (0:38:50) - The Evolution of Find a Co-Host Platform
     
    Featured in this episode:
    Find a Co-Host: https://www.findacohost.com/


    Connect with Maya & Lily:


    Web: https://mayapinionpodcast.com/
    Podcast Instagram: @mayapinionpodcast
    Email us! mayapinionpodcast@gmail.com
    Maya’s Instagram: @mayaroffler
    Maya's Business: https://mayaroffler.com/
    Lily’s Instagram: @upcycledbylils
    Lily's Poshmark & Business: https://linktr.ee/upcycledbylils

    • 47 min
    126 - Introducing Lily: Her Journey to Becoming an Entrepreneur

    126 - Introducing Lily: Her Journey to Becoming an Entrepreneur

    Ready to meet our new co-host! Join us on the MaYapinion® Podcast as we introduce our new co-host Lily, a passionate entrepreneur and military spouse. With a keen eye for thrifted treasures and a determination to build a successful business, Lily shares her journey of turning her love for fashion into a thriving reselling venture. Discover her tips for balancing family life, learning new skills, and finding financial independence through her inspiring story on the show.



    Episode Highlights:
     
    Lily's introduction to the world of reselling and how she discovered her passion for thrifted treasures. [00:17:00]
    The path to understanding sales margins and setting up systems as the business grows. [00:26:00}
    The importance of outsourcing. [00:34:00]
    Tips on balancing family life, business, and self-care while on the entrepreneurial journey. [00:40:00]



     Lily shares her journey into the world of entrepreneurship, starting with her passion for retail and thrifted treasures. She discusses the immense impact of having a supportive partner who encouraged her reselling venture and helped her maintain a healthy work-life balance. Lily highlights the importance of outsourcing certain tasks to optimize the productivity and growth of the business. With her captivating story and practical insights, Lily's episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking inspiration to turn their passion into a successful venture while nurturing personal well-being and family life.
     
    Featured in this episode:
    Lily's Poshmark & Business: https://linktr.ee/upcycledbylils
     
    Connect with Maya & Lily:
    Web: https://mayapinionpodcast.com/
    Podcast Instagram: @mayapinionpodcast
    Maya’s Instagram: @mayaroffler 
    Lily’s Instagram:  @upcycledbylils

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

kickit801 ,

Love it!

I love the new shift, but love all the wonderful advice Maya gives in her prior episodes. I am excited to see where the new shift takes us and excited for the journey and help in my new adventure

Faith Jones Author ,

Making the world better

Thank you Maya for sharing helpful and inspiring stories for young women. Doing your part to shine a light!

attforlife ,

Love the Passion

Maya is so passionate about her work and is doing her part to help women rise. If you are a new leader looking for powerful insights, join Maya and her guests.

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