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Welcome to The Resiliency Factor, the podcast that explores real, raw, vulnerable and unscripted conversations with resilient entrepreneurs around the world.

I'm your host, Lisa Marie Pepe, and I’m on a mission to empower you to go from victim to victorious in life and business. As The Confidence Coach and Online Visibility Expert for passionate and purpose-driven entrepreneurs, I’m here to show you that when you make the conscious decision that you are no longer willing to allow the scars of your past or the pain of your present define you, anything is possible.

While pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. I guarantee that you are more resilient than you know. When life hits you hard and knocks you to your knees, come back swinging even harder. You, and only you, have the ability to change your life.

This show is for passionate and purpose-driven entrepreneurs, coaches, thought leaders, healers, authors, speakers and experts who are looking for more out of life and business. If you are ready to get out of your own way, say goodbye to self-sabotage, negative thought patterns, and self-limiting beliefs, you've come to the right place!

Our mission at The Resiliency Factor is to share motivational and inspirational stories of overcoming adversity, resiliency in motion, finding your voice, reclaiming your personal power, mastering online entrepreneurship, growing and scaling your online business, and monetizing your message while creating a massive and positive impact in the world.

We seek to inspire others to become the best possible version of themselves while remaining passionate, purpose-driven, and true to their core values.

Tune in to The Resiliency Factor each week to hear from the greatest, most influential minds on the planet.

The Resiliency Factor Podcast Lisa Marie Pepe

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Welcome to The Resiliency Factor, the podcast that explores real, raw, vulnerable and unscripted conversations with resilient entrepreneurs around the world.

I'm your host, Lisa Marie Pepe, and I’m on a mission to empower you to go from victim to victorious in life and business. As The Confidence Coach and Online Visibility Expert for passionate and purpose-driven entrepreneurs, I’m here to show you that when you make the conscious decision that you are no longer willing to allow the scars of your past or the pain of your present define you, anything is possible.

While pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. I guarantee that you are more resilient than you know. When life hits you hard and knocks you to your knees, come back swinging even harder. You, and only you, have the ability to change your life.

This show is for passionate and purpose-driven entrepreneurs, coaches, thought leaders, healers, authors, speakers and experts who are looking for more out of life and business. If you are ready to get out of your own way, say goodbye to self-sabotage, negative thought patterns, and self-limiting beliefs, you've come to the right place!

Our mission at The Resiliency Factor is to share motivational and inspirational stories of overcoming adversity, resiliency in motion, finding your voice, reclaiming your personal power, mastering online entrepreneurship, growing and scaling your online business, and monetizing your message while creating a massive and positive impact in the world.

We seek to inspire others to become the best possible version of themselves while remaining passionate, purpose-driven, and true to their core values.

Tune in to The Resiliency Factor each week to hear from the greatest, most influential minds on the planet.

    Reflections on 2021 and What's to Come in 2022

    Reflections on 2021 and What's to Come in 2022

    I don't consider myself psychic but I do consider myself to be highly intuitive. After many years, I've come to understand and trust my intuition. One of the things that become abundantly clear to me in looking back at 2021 is that it has been one of the most tumultuous years in modern history.
    Given the nature of my work, I've had an opportunity to speak to others all throughout the US and around the world. Not surprisingly, many of the people I've spoken to describe this past year as one filled with fear, anger, frustration, distrust, sadness and the list goes on and on. 
    Collectively, we’ve all been traumatized in one way or another by the events that have taken place over the last couple of years but particularly in this past year. Speaking to an international audience has helped me to also discover that regardless of our race, color, or creed, we are so much more alike than we are different. 
    Just because we may speak different languages, hold different religious beliefs, or have varying degrees of melanin in our skin, doesn't take away the fact that at the very core we really have the same basic human needs, wants, and desires. We all want to know that we, and the people we love and care for, are happy, healthy, and safe. We all want to feel love and acceptance for who we are and to have the autonomy to live our lives in the way that we choose as long as we're not hurting others in the process. Yes, we are definitely more alike than we are different. To pretend that we are so diametrically different from one another is detrimental to the survival of humanity.
    Every day more and more people around the world are waking up to the truth that we are all members of the same race, the human race. More and more people are starting to recognize that we are stronger when we stand together. In order to survive the craziness that seems to have enveloped our world, we need to link arms and lift one another up rather than tearing one another apart. Make no mistake about it - these last couple of years have shown us that we are in a spiritual battle for the soul of our collective humanity. 
    All things being said, I know deep in my heart and soul that 2022 is going to be a monumental year of personal transformation and growth for all of God's children. The New Year that will soon be upon us promises monumental breakthroughs for people all around the world, and so my message for you today is simple - hold on… for just a little while longer. I know it's been a bumpy ride, it's been a bumpy ride for everyone, but I'm telling you that 2022 is going to be a turnaround year for a lot of us. As we pause to go into this holiday break and as we prepare to usher in a brand new year, if I do nothing else for you but give you enough hope to see the light at the end of the tunnel then I'll know I have fulfilled my life's purpose. 
    I wish you the most beautiful and blessed Christmas that you've ever had. Remember to spend time with the people you love because life is short and unpredictable. Remember to be good to yourself as being good to yourself helps you to be a better person to others. And, lastly, hold on to your faith in humanity. We’ve managed to survive all these years by linking arms and standing together. 
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    • 14 min
    How to Connect with Your Personal Sovereignty and Genius with Anna Tsui

    How to Connect with Your Personal Sovereignty and Genius with Anna Tsui

    During this episode of The Resiliency Factor, I had an incredible conversation with one of the most amazing and soulful female entrepreneurs on the planet, Anna Tsui. During our time together, Anna asks listeners to ponder the following questions…
    What if you could find the energetic frequency where you accelerate your manifestations? 
    How much more successful would you be if you could clearly identify your life's work and connect it to a ready and willing audience? 
    The process of answering these two fundamental questions is essential to unearthing one’s greatest potential. Anna describes this phenomenon as sovereign energy or the energy of one’s highest potential. She states that the universe responds to the vibration of who you really are at a soul level when you honestly answer these two fundamental questions.
    Anna also believes that the biggest problem for most people is that they’ve forgotten how powerful they truly are as they've ceaselessly pursued education and success. 
    This interview will remind you of your true essence so that you can reconnect to your higher self, and thus begin creating miracles in your own life again.
    Anna Tsui is a genius coach, international writer, speaker, and serial entrepreneur. She is the founder of The Intuitive Business School and her bestselling book, “Shadow Magic: Turn your Fear Into Fuel and Create a Prosperous Coaching Business” shows readers how to overcome their personal self-sabotage and build a thriving career and business. She has created a proprietary method that helps people directly align with their personal genius and create thriving signature businesses.
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    • 28 min
    Actions are Louder than Words

    Actions are Louder than Words

    Actions speak louder than words. How many times have you heard this over the course of your lifetime? Probably too many to count. As cliche as it sounds, it's true. Words are nothing more than empty promises unless you actually act on them. 
    There are a lot of people out here in the online coaching space who claim that they want to be seen as successful thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers. Now, there's nothing wrong with having big dreams and wanting to fulfill a significant role in your life and business. There's nothing wrong with wanting to be seen as a successful thought leader, entrepreneur, and influencer. Actually, it would almost be strange if you didn't want to achieve these things? Right? 
    The question is, are you willing to do the things you say you are going to do in order to get there? After all, talk is cheap. I'm wondering if you know anyone like this or if perhaps you're experiencing this right now in your own life and business? Are your words bigger than your actions or are your actions truly louder than your words?
    Are you talking a big game about everything you've accomplished while hiding behind a pretty website or are you the real deal? Are you really who you say you are or are you just hiding behind a ton of photoshopped images that don't even really depict you or your lifestyle?
    Are you showing up authentically as your true self and actually doing the things that you say you want to do? Are you willing to show up when you say you're going to? Or, are you like all the other self-appointed gurus who talk about being successful without actually taking any actions to become successful? 
    I've talked to lots of folks over the last several years in this industry and they'll tell me about how they are going to start doing ALL the things. Here are a few common expressions I've heard from online coaches and entrepreneurs all around the world:
    "I'm going live on Facebook at least three times this week." "I'm going to start making paid offers. "I'm going to build my email marketing funnel." "I'm going to start putting out content on my social media channels."  I'm going, I'm going, and going except you're not going.
    That’s all good, except, you're still at the same place you were yesterday, 6 months ago, a year ago, and even 5 years ago from when you started your business, which, at this point, has now become more of an expensive hobby than anything else. So, what are you going to do to change it? Remember, you cannot change what you fail to acknowledge.
    If you truly want to be successful in life and in business, you need to start following through. If you say you're going to do something or if you tell people you're going to run a challenge or you're going to start a course, do it. I challenge you to look at the areas in your own life or business where you are just talking about all the things, but not really doing any of them. I guarantee that getting honest with yourself, setting realistic goals, and following through with them, will help you go further faster than all the empty promises in the world.
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    • 9 min
    When Necessity Meets Desire with Biljana Karamehmedovic

    When Necessity Meets Desire with Biljana Karamehmedovic

    During this episode of The Resiliency Factor, I had an incredible conversation with one of the most courageous and resilient women entrepreneurs on the planet, Dr. Biljana Karamehmedovic or Dr. B, for short. During our time together, Dr. B. recalled in vivid detail how she found the mental and physical strength to literally run to catch a bus in order to escape war-torn Bosnia as she clung onto her baby. It was literally a do-or-die moment and one that transformed her life forever.

    Biljana Karamehmedovic is a personal holistic transformation coach, author, speaker, and a true believer in elevated conversations and human potential. 
    Not speaking a word of English upon her arrival to the United States as a Bosnian war refugee, she set out to learn fast and help the refugee community. Her newly minted interpreting skills carried her into the position of a professional foreign language interpreter less than a year later. Keen on teaching and mentoring, in 2012 Biljana started training interpreters in healthcare for their professional roles, as well as preparing them to obtain and maintain their national certifications. 
    As a personal transformation coach, Dr. B. thrives on empowering entrepreneurs and professionals with a heart mindset to take the leap and with customized strategies to leap into the results they seek in all aspects of their lives. 
    Biljana’s diverse interests and educational background (ranging from engineering and pedagogy to a doctorate in Naturopathy, as well as certifications in Social-Emotional Learning, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and other sales and business-related studies) shaped her into a comprehensive problem-solver, and holistically oriented guide to high achievers seeking the most efficient tools and support in turning their life challenges into permanent victories.

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    • 32 min
    What to Do When Life Lets You Down

    What to Do When Life Lets You Down

    It's easy to be happy when everything is going well and according to plan. It's easy to be in a good mood when you wake up and the sun is shining and you've got a roster full of paying clients and everybody's paying you on time. That's easy, but true character and true growth only happen when we face life challenges. I do believe that life is always happening for us and not just to us. Not always an easy concept to embrace, I admit, but one that I truly do believe in, nonetheless. 
    On February 14, 2020, my mom, my best friend, and my biggest cheerleader passed away suddenly. She was only 66 years old. I was devastated, to say the least, but deep within I knew that I would be okay with the support of God and other close family members. Losing my mom was the hardest thing I've ever experienced in my life and I've been through some really tough stuff. My mom’s passing was and still is truly the deepest sorrow I have ever felt, yet I have managed to survive. In truth, I’ve done more than just survive. I’ve used the pain I experienced and transformed it into fuel for my passion to help others. In truth, even though I was and still am grieving, I’ve continued to flourish in my life and my business. I've been able to  'move gracefully' through all the difficulties that I have faced, but it wasn’t always this way.
    I attribute much of my present-day resiliency to the work I've been doing for years. I'm resilient now because I did the work back when I was in my 20s and very early 30s. I continue to do the work everyday. Although I do believe we are born resilient, I also know that life experiences beat us down and sometimes we forget how resilient we truly are. Unless we actively pursue reclaiming our God-given resiliency, it can be lost and sometimes hard to recover. Resiliency is something that comes from doing internal work. It comes from doing the things which you think you are not capable of doing.
    There was a time in my life when I was so dependent on my mom emotionally that I couldn’t stand to be alone for more than 5 minutes at a clip. When I was in my early 20s and having a difficult time emotionally, I can remember picking up the phone and calling her about every ten minutes - no exaggeration. I was so distraught emotionally and didn’t think I could stand on my own two feet. As I think back now about that time in my life, the thought of losing my mom would sincerely have put me over the edge. If she had passed away then I don't know how I would have gone on.
    A few years later, I recognized how emotionally dependent I was on my mom for nearly everything and how much I had put into that relationship. I also knew as I was getting older that I would need to learn to stand on my own two feet and that I would have to learn to depend on myself and trust myself. That's where the real work took place. I spent years in therapy and worked with holistic healers, including a very gifted hypnotherapist. I finally arrived at a place when I was about 32 going to stop fixing what I think are perceived false and I'm when I decided to actually embrace all of me - every single piece of me, including the parts that I'm proud of and the parts that I'm not so proud of; the times that were beautiful and the times that were ugly. Yes, once I learned to embrace all of the parts of myself, I also came to a place of unconditional self-love and radical self-acceptance.
    I'm going to throw this out as a call-to-action for all of you out there - I want you to really sit down and look at where you are currently right now in your life and your business. Figure out where you really need to do the most work in order to become the most resilient version of yourself. Get really raw and really honest with yourself. Decide whether you are going to stay where you are or whether you are ready to change because you know there's more out there for you. If you decide you want to move forward, what will you need to do next? I want you to figure out

    • 11 min
    Awareness is the Key to Personal Transformation with Ariel Bloomer

    Awareness is the Key to Personal Transformation with Ariel Bloomer

    During this episode of The Resiliency Factor, I had the honor and privilege to sit down for a real, raw, and vulnerable conversation about personal transformation and growth with a singer, songwriter, musician, TEDx speaker, and author of Turn Your Pain into Art, Ariel Bloomer. Ariel is also the co-founder and lead singer for the band, Icon for Hire.

    Formed in 2007 in Decatur, Illinois, and currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Icon For Hire knows a thing or two about building a loyal fan base. From local clubs in Decatur to Warped Tour and Download Fest, they have amassed a dedicated "Icon Army" that continues to grow with each single release. Moving away from the record label system in 2016, and with a devoted following of over 700,000 followers across social platforms, lead singer Ariel Bloomer and guitarist Shawn Jump have relied on their fans to support their independently released albums, Billboard-charting You Can't Kill Us in 2016, and their most recent release, Amorphous in 2021. 
    With songs featuring Ariel's compelling lyrics on issues like depression, anxiety, and self-harm, their music draws in a passionate and engaged crowd that connects with their vulnerability and authenticity. Believing that the world and the Icon Army could use new music in the midst of a global pandemic, they took a risk on Amorphous, ending up with a crowd-funded campaign that raised over $263,000, more than doubling the results of their previous record-making Kickstarter campaign in 2016. 
    From haunting piano ballads to intense guitar-heavy rock anthems, Amorphous builds off of their previous success and highlights Shawn's intricate production talent and Ariel's unmatched ability to connect with their listeners. “The underlying message of everything we have done is moving away from a place of self-hate and moving towards a place of self-love,” Ariel adds, “and because of that we have tried to go beyond the songs and create a sense of community, where people know they’re not alone."

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    • 30 min

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19 Ratings

kim2279 ,

Great podcast.

Having experienced a lot of ups and downs in the last two years, I have found out how resilient we all can be and this podcast just shows so many stories of what we are all really capable of.

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Great episode! Loved that it’s not what all the other gurus are saying- or at least HOW they are saying it. Very authentic 👍

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I love the interviews

I love Lisa Marie’s interview style. She has great guests on that will inspire you and make you think. - Valerie

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