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An inspiration station for everyday people guiding humanity forward.

Tuesdays with Andrea is an audio and video podcast for everyday working people who treasure life itself and the relationships we make at each phase. Listeners can find commonality and certainty in an ever-changing world as people of all ages and backgrounds share life lessons, career tales, and remember the people who’ve helped them along the way - all for the purpose of strengthening and uplifting others.

Tuesdays With Andrea Podcast Andrea Rios McMillian

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An inspiration station for everyday people guiding humanity forward.

Tuesdays with Andrea is an audio and video podcast for everyday working people who treasure life itself and the relationships we make at each phase. Listeners can find commonality and certainty in an ever-changing world as people of all ages and backgrounds share life lessons, career tales, and remember the people who’ve helped them along the way - all for the purpose of strengthening and uplifting others.

    #63 “Everything I Create Sounds Badass To Me” with Tony Guerrero, lead vocalist for legendary Tejano band, La Sombra

    #63 “Everything I Create Sounds Badass To Me” with Tony Guerrero, lead vocalist for legendary Tejano band, La Sombra

    Grammy-nominated Tejano musician and home-town legend: You're just as good
    The evolution of a major recording artist in the 80s- 90s and his present influence on Tejano music. In this episode, Tony Guerrero, lead singer from the legendary Tejano band, La Sombra, shares his experience being a Tejano superstar in the 80s and 90s, singing from the heart, creating his own musical style, and his mother's inspiration.
    Watch: https://youtu.be/IWsOkHkk4go
    Listen: https://tuesdayswithandrea.com/audio
    About La Sombra: La Sombra, known as “The Windy City Boys” because of their hometown of Aurora, Illinois near Chicago, released over twenty full-length studio albums featuring songs in both Spanish and English. The group has been credited with influencing the Tejano and Cumbia music fields in terms of musical style, dress, and concert performances as well as a generation of newer artists including the Kumbia Kings, according to Wikipedia.
    This episode was recorded on May 28, 2022.
    The Tuesdays With Andrea Podcast can be found at https://tuesdayswithandrea.com/​​

    Podcast YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ3j17MWCWe_oreTCuyYf4Q.
    NIGHTLIGHTS
    She Could Sing La Sombra’s lead singer on his musical inspiration https://youtube.com/shorts/Pa4LX5W8wtA
    You’re Just as Good What every artist needs to know https://youtu.be/J0DzpTk6P4k
    Making One of a Kind Music La Sombra's unique contribution to Tejano music https://youtu.be/produj_vEhA
    The Mexican Michael Jackson La Sombra's crossover into Mexican markets https://youtu.be/T_mc9c7X8-M
    QUOTES
    I see myself as an ordinary person
    My mom would sing to me
    You are nobody’s shadow
    I loved music
    I was playing music out of heart
    I did it out of love
    It just happened
    You’re just as good as they are
    Let’s just record something just out of love for the music
    We took a chance with the music
    Nothing was out of luck
    I believe in God
    Take that first step
    keep going forward
    Everything I create sounds badass to me
    Create your own style of music
    Be yourself

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #62 “Who has Guts?” with Sally Delgado, Vice President of Operations at Realty of Chicago

    #62 “Who has Guts?” with Sally Delgado, Vice President of Operations at Realty of Chicago

    Charting your own path and creating a successful living in real estate and entrepreneurship.
    In this episode, we talk about growing up with a Latino single dad raising daughters. The early career grind and finding success with Realty of Chicago. Sally also talks about having the guts to chart your own path and breaking out of fear and promoting yourself while focusing on the next chapter.
    Watch the episode: https://youtu.be/umfp3sM9W4M
    Listen to the episode: https://rss.com/podcasts/tuesdayswithandrea/
    This episode was recorded on March 11, 2022.
    More information about Sally can be found at: realtyofchicago.com, Careers@realtyofchicago.com, Sally@realtyofchicago.com
    The Tuesdays With Andrea Podcast can be found at https://tuesdayswithandrea.com/​​

    Podcast YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ3j17MWCWe_oreTCuyYf4Q.
    NIGHTLIGHTS
    Who has Guts? https://youtu.be/Ap3RrnSZKgE
    Making a successful living in today’s times with Sally Delgado, VP of Operations at Realty of Chicago
    Promote Yourself https://youtube.com/shorts/548LOqfVKkI
    Don’t wait for someone to give you a hall pass with Sally Delgado, VP of Operations at Realty of Chicago
    Onto the Next https://youtube.com/shorts/VjPgiJlrdYM
    What to do when facing doubt or rejection with Sally Delgado, VP of Operations at Realty of Chicago

    • 51 min
    #61 "Find Your Happiness” with Ana Tredrea, Spots on the Fox co-founder with a mission to Shop Local & Support Small Businesses

    #61 "Find Your Happiness” with Ana Tredrea, Spots on the Fox co-founder with a mission to Shop Local & Support Small Businesses

    In the episode, we talk about opening up her e-commerce local shopping platform, supporting small businesses, living and working in organized chaos, power moves for women, and getting out of the comparison trap.
    This episode was recorded on February 22, 2022.
    The Tuesdays With Andrea Podcast can be found at https://tuesdayswithandrea.com/​​

    More information about Ana Tredreaand Spots on the Fox can be found at: www.spotsonthefox.com

    Podcast YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ3j17MWCWe_oreTCuyYf4Q.
    NIGHTLIGHTS

    Don’t Compare https://youtu.be/xF1MVxvkKMs
    Find Your Happiness https://youtu.be/Ang1FeRMN4g
    Organized Chaos https://youtu.be/xt0YhBncx2Q
    Power Moves https://youtu.be/G05Caa647zg
    Spots on the Fox https://youtu.be/Xjitm77atfY

    • 38 min
    #60 “I Decided to Skill Up” IT Solutions Architect Johnny Hernandez on using the gift of technology and recognizing moments that spark opportunity

    #60 “I Decided to Skill Up” IT Solutions Architect Johnny Hernandez on using the gift of technology and recognizing moments that spark opportunity

    "I Decided to Skill Up” IT Solutions Architect: Skill Up & Use the Gift of Technology He went from GED to retail to corporate and is now a leading cloud operations technologist. Learn about the moments that sparked Johnny's career in tech and the mentor who changed his life. This episode was recorded on March 9, 2022. The Tuesdays With Andrea Podcast can be found at https://tuesdayswithandrea.com/​​ Podcast YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ3j17MWCWe_oreTCuyYf4Q. NIGHTLIGHTS Learn the new thing https://youtube.com/shorts/972qVU3E1CQ Using the gift of technology https://youtu.be/aGKW9Nqbga8 From retail to corporate https://youtu.be/297lJnuyUzE Moments of spark and women in leadership https://youtu.be/vmSKpFvmqBk

    • 49 min
    #59 Creating purpose through passion with women in business, Jen Mendoza, S. Aurora WESOS chapter leader and nonprofit cofounder, Moms4Moms Vendor Events

    #59 Creating purpose through passion with women in business, Jen Mendoza, S. Aurora WESOS chapter leader and nonprofit cofounder, Moms4Moms Vendor Events

    “Women Supporting Women”
    Mompreneur: Creating Purpose through Passion
    Marketing and business development professional on growing a thriving network of empowered women in business.
    Watch episode: https://youtu.be/N4g6JDrarPE
    Listen to episode:
    This episode was recorded on February 9, 2022.
    More information about Jen and her business endeavors can be found at: www.wesossouthaurora.com
    www.multiprintanddigital.com
    www.facebook.com/Moms4MomsVendors
    The Tuesdays With Andrea Podcast can be found at https://tuesdayswithandrea.com/​​

    Podcast YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ3j17MWCWe_oreTCuyYf4Q.
    NIGHTLIGHTS
    Changing the Cycle https://youtu.be/-vQkiYRk59k
    Mompreneur on using the burden of her past to empower women today.
    Getting Out https://youtu.be/BDgTGQ5Xi-M
    Why economic empowerment for women is so important.
    What Stops Women https://youtu.be/y6yIXjxfDQc
    What stops women from connecting with each other.
    WESOS & Moms4Moms Vendor Events https://youtu.be/WjjtT5hhAcU
    Women Entrepreneurs secrets of success & event planning services for women in Aurora, IL.

    QUOTES
    ‘I need to get out’ type of situation
    I just knew it would be better
    I knew my time would come
    Creating purpose through passion
    Aurora is a hub for women entrepreneurs
    Collaborations that happen
    Membership is for the woman not the business
    No mean girls allowed
    You can do it

    #58 “We All Have Soft Hearts” Connecting People through Art with Eric Lodin, mystery novel author 

    #58 “We All Have Soft Hearts” Connecting People through Art with Eric Lodin, mystery novel author 

    Mystery Novel Author: Connecting People through Art.

    In this episode, Andrea sits down with mystery novel author, Eric Lodin about his book, We All Have Soft Hearts. Learn about the writing process and rituals that create environments of flow and ways to activate the energy within by tuning in to our strengths.

    Publish Date: March 22, 2022.
    The Tuesdays With Andrea Podcast can be found at: https://tuesdayswithandrea.com/​​
    This episode was recorded on June 30, 2021. Since we recorded this episode, Eric has been working on a sequel to Soft Hearts. Look for Slumbering Beasts: A Rett Swinson Mystery by Eric Lodin, releasing sometime in May 2022, wherever you buy your books or ebooks.
    Visit the YouTube Channel to watch all Nightlight videos and full episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ3j17MWCWe_oreTCuyYf4Q
    TIMESTAMPS

    05:37 The novel writing process
    06:48 Writing from a woman’s viewpoint
    09:55 Getting a book ready for publication
    11:00 Getting in the flow
    15:16 Connecting to people through art
    21:15 Growing up in North Carolina and meeting his wife
    23:37 Sparking writing talent at an early age
    29:55 Writer’s Block and taking the first step
    34:21 What every artist needs
    41:25 Eric’s broader mission of helping young people discover their passion
    46:26 The Leadership Challenge
    48:13 Play to your strengths
    50:26 The concept of guilty pleasure
    51:52 Using a writing pseudonym
    52:35 Bring something to fruition

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