Even assertive, savvy professionals can find themselves faced with a situation or person who leaves them feeling baffled, not knowing what to do. Whether you feel powerless in one area or five, tune in for tips, tools and strategies wrapped up in insightful conversations and inspiring stories of people claiming their power, and the stumbles they took as they did.
Join Marla Bollak on The Road to Empowerment, where you’ll feel like a fly on the wall as you tune into engaging conversations; as guests share inspiring life experiences, how they have stumbled, healed, grown, and otherwise made it through adversarial times; wisdom gained and magic that they encountered along the way.
013 Ben Phantom - His Travels And His Music
I use the musical talents of my guest in this episode. I use bits of the instrumental from his ‘Fiddler’ in the intro, and he plays us out with his song, ‘I’ll Meet You There.” And now, introducing….
Ben Phan, performing as Ben Phantom, is a songwriter, videographer, multi instrumentalist, music producer, traveler, and long distance hiker. His path, carved by music, has taken him from the North American wilderness to Vietnam, Cambodia, Israel, Central America, and finally to his mountain home in Asheville, North Carolina. Phantom is a passionate and captivating performer who writes from the heart, speaks to the soul, and never forgets to find the humor in life.
You can find Ben on his website, https://benphantom.com/ (https://benphantom.com/),
on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/benphantom (https://www.patreon.com/benphantom)
and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8OoKMmUVgIaEX7ciTqg-Pw (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8OoKMmUVgIaEX7ciTqg-Pw).
012 Digital Marketing Specialist David Somerfleck Gives Advice in the Age of Covid
David Somerfleck is an enterprise digital marketing executive and startup consultant with over 20 years' experience working for marketing agencies across North America and 10 years' experience as a nonprofit small business mentor. David has written for Fox Reality, spoken at Microsoft, advised six political campaigns in addition to hundreds of business owners and entrepreneurs of every type. David is also the author of "The Road to Digital Marketing Profits" and the upcoming “Bloom and Grow.”
You can reach David at https://dms.blue/ (https://dms.blue)
Here are the sites that David mentions:
TheGreatCoursesPlus.com https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/ (https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/)
The course that David mentions is ‘The Misinformation Threat’ – under Lectures
News.Google.com https://news.google.com/topstories?hl=en-USandgl=USandceid=US:en (https://news.google.com/topstories?hl=en-USandgl=USandceid=US:en)
Images.google.com https://images.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl (https://images.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl)
Shopping.google.com https://shopping.google.com/u/0/ (https://shopping.google.com/u/0/)
Instacart https://www.instacart.com/ (https://www.instacart.com/)
Postmates https://postmates.com/ (https://postmates.com/)
Ubereats https://www.ubereats.com/ (https://www.ubereats.com/)
Google wallet https://pay.google.com/about/ (https://pay.google.com/about/)
Paypal https://www.paypal.com/ (https://www.paypal.com/)
011 Cesar R. Espino - His story begins with him working at the age of four
Cesar takes on a trip that begins in Mexico City when he started working at the age of four. – and that’s only the beginning.
Cesar R. Espino was born in Mexico City to a poor family with just his mom and his grandma there in the beginning. He lived in a small shack with dirt floors, no dad, in a society of poverty, where having a life of no hope seemed to be the norm. Cesar is a multiple book author, real estate investor and mentor, business consultant and coach, and NLP practitioner. His highest intention is to reach as many people as possible and assist them through all the different things Cesar has to offer. The major focuses for him are personal development, building relationships, helping others, and growing numerous businesses.
Find out more about Cesar: http://www.CesarRespino.com/services (www.CesarRespino.com/services).
010 Dr. Benjamin Hardy: Personality Isn't Permanent
Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn't Work. From 2015-2018, he was the #1 writer in the world on Medium.com. Ben and his wife Lauren adopted three children from the foster system in February 2018 and one month later, Lauren got pregnant with twins who were born in December of 2018. They live in Orlando. Ben's blogs are read by millions monthly.
His new book, Personality Isn’t Permanent, debunks the pervasive myths of personality that have captured pop culture. For example, personality tests like Myers-Briggs and Enneagram are not only psychologically destructive but are no more scientific than horoscopes. Personality Isn’t Permanent provides science-based strategies for reframing past memories, becoming the scribe of your identity narrative, upgrading your subconscious, and redesigning your environment. Science proves you are going to change throughout your life. You might as well be intentional about that change.
You can get the book at https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/607021/personality-isnt-permanent-by-benjamin-hardy-phd/ (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/607021/personality-isnt-permanent-by-benjamin-hardy-phd/), and I suggest that you do!
Also, visit his website at https://benjaminhardy.com/ (https://benjaminhardy.com/).
009 Patrice Lynn is the Brain Boss
Patrice Lynn and I talked about so many things in a short half hour; how she managed her way out of difficulty stacked upon difficulty, including the impact of the financial crisis of 2008-10. These led her to create, among other things, her Brain Boss Challenge.
Patrice Lynn, The Brain Boss, is energizing and educating open-minded audiences with her revolutionary approach to life, business and learning. On the front lines of professional and business development for over 25 years, Patrice is a true veteran in her field. She is the go-to personal development expert who can make a significant difference in your life. On a never-ending quest to bring you the absolute best knowledge and tools, certifications range from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to The Cashflow Game. Patrice holds credentials with The International Coach Federation (PCC), the Coaches Training Institute (CPCC) and Action COACH, where she was an award-winning part of the world’s largest business coaching team. Patrice has guided thousands to improved profit, performance, and life fulfillment. Her breakthrough insights will empower your life and business for optimal results. She is the author of the bestselling book, RISE to Success, and founder of the RISE to Success Academy.
Go to https://www.brainbosschallenge.com/ (www.brainbosschallenge.com) to sign up for Patrice’s Brain Boss Challenge. The 5-day challenge occurs live each day at noon eastern time (no recordings), and starts on May 11.
You can find out more about Patrice on her website, https://www.PatriceLynn.com (PatriceLynn.com)
p.s. The ancient text that Patrice mentions is Deuteronomy 28:13.
008 Cindy Sue Bezas, M.S., Offers Insights and Advice for Concussion Sufferers
Cindy Sue Bezas describes some of the surprising symptoms of concussions, how debilitating they can be, and the creative ways she treats herself.
Cindy Sue Bezas (bee-zus), M.S., is a confidence coach and author. She obtained her Master's in Organizational Learning and Leadership and coaches women with research-based approaches to accelerate personal and business success. She has taught many how to write a book-in-a-month and as a speaker has shared the stage with notable individuals such as Frank Shankwitz, the founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and others international speakers. She also is the survivor of 10 concussions and the podcast host of "Concussions: There IS Hope", where she actively helps concussion survivors around the world and their loved ones gain help, hope, and resiliency.
Cindy just launched a hot new podcast for concussion survivors and their families. It’s called Concussion: There IS Hope, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/concussion-there-is-hope/id1493243455
Find C.S. Bezas's contemplative piano music at CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/csbezas.
Find C.S. Bezas other works at: CSBezasBooks: http://www.csbezasbooks.com/.
Marla is authentic and real
Love her voice, her vulnerability and the varied stories of her guests. Beautiful.
Great all around show
Listened to the episode with Lara and loved it! Our mindset is everything and reframing it for success is truly the number one secret on the “road to empowerment”. Stay mentally fit and set your mind up for success! Great job Marla and awesome guests!
Super sincere, totally authentic!
Marla’s and her guest’s stories are very relatable and full of useful advice. Everyone can learn something new and put it to good use in the life ahead! Brava, Marla!