Episode 36: My Goal is to Crush It

It’s #NowNovember and I want to remind you that NOW is the time. Don’t wait to get started on your goals for 2018.  Episode 36 of the Success Bully Podcast features successful serial entrepreneur and changemaker, April Pride Founder & CCO of Van der Pop.  Van der Pop is North America's most recognized female-focused cannabis lifestyle brand. April shares her refined approach to goal setting, “My goal is to crush it.”  As her brand has grown, she has shifted from designing and selling chic products to building a comprehensive educational space that caters to women.  April has redefined the company goals to better align with consumer needs and crushed each step of that journey.

Special thanks to Tina Nole and my family at Larj Media for crushing it all the time!

Episode 35: Nobody is Going to Invite You the Party

#NowNovember continues!  Now is the time to get started on your goals for 2018.  Episode 35 of the Success Bully Podcast features the awesome Connie Maynard, President of JAG Jeans.

“Nobody is Going to Invite You the Party,” Connie shares her philosophy to be a strong intraprenuer, entrepreneur, and individual.  You simply can’t wait for someone to create every opportunity for you. You have to create them for yourself.

Special thanks to Tina Nole and my family Larj Media for letting me crash all the parties.

Episode 34: I Live by the 3Cs

It’s #NowNovember!  Now is the time to get started on your goals for 2018.  Episode 34 of the Success Bully Podcast features the amazing Connie Maynard, President of JAG Jeans.  Connie shared a gem with me so powerful that it is a new lens to evaluate priorities, goals and next steps.  In “I Live by the 3Cs” -- Connie spells it all out Communication, Commitment, and Consistency.  She shares how this mantra is woven throughout her personal and professional life as well as how she thoughtfully sets herself and her team up to achieve big goals.

Special thanks to Larj Media for always living the 3CS.

Episode 33: The Quiet Weights We Bear as Entrepreneurs

#NewYearsInOctober has been a blast and time to refocus. Episode 33 of the Success Bully Podcast, “The Quiet Weights We Bear as Entrepreneurs,” is a mini MBA.  Roz Edison COO and Co-founder of Marination, the home of Hawaiian Korean Cuisine at four locations in the greater Seattle area, shares her very realistic and efficient approach to managing email (trust me I implemented them with the utmost haste), the best productivity hack of trust as well as the invaluable leadership lesson to not define oneself by things that happen in your business.

Special thanks to Tina Nole and my family at Larj Media for pushing me to keep going bigger and better each time.

Episode 32: The Spreadsheets Started Flowing

The #NewYearsInOctober momentum keeps rolling along. I am excited to finish and start strong. Roz Edison, COO and Co-founder of the Seattle-based Marination family of restaurants, joins me for some spirited business and life insights. In Episode 32 of the Success Bully Podcast lovingly titled “The Spreadsheets Started Flowing,” Roz (a self-described numbers/operations person) not only shares her wildly interesting backstory, she explains how Marination has used strategic opportunism (that cross sect of opportunity meets preparedness) to get started and build a local food empire.

Special thanks to Tina Nole and my family at Larj Media for pushing me to keep going bigger and better each tim

Episode 31: I Went Big Right Out of the Gate

It’s #NewYearsInOctober and we’re officially in the final quarter of the year and I want to push you to get a jump on your 2018 goals. Episode 31 of the Success Bully Podcast features the incomparable Laura Jennings CEO of Knack. In “I Went Big Right Out of the Gate,” Laura shares experience of pitching a well-known, high visibility VC first and her observation immediately after. If you can get the scary one out the way you can do anything.  Laura offers her personal productivity hacks, her ability to seamlessly change hats and ultimately what she hopes Knack will be in 5 years.

Special thanks to Larj Media!

Episode 30: You Need to Be Brave

We’re officially in the final quarter of the year and I want to push you to get a jump on your 2018 goals. We’re kicking off a new series called #NewYearsInOctober that will feature inspiring guests to get you started. Episode 30 of the Success Bully Podcast features the incomparable Laura Jennings CEO of Knack. In “You Need to Be Brave,” Laura shares her experiences in Microsoft leadership, transitioning to a VC and now being on the other side of the conference room table as a Startup Founder.  One thing is for sure, you have to be brave to get started, to grow and to enlarge your vision.

Special thanks to Larj Media for pushing me to be brave.

Episode 29: The Difference Between Being Bossy and Being a Boss

In Episode 29 of the Success Bully Podcast, my special guest and nerd cosmetics phenom Jaimie Cordero gives incredible insights on leadership. As the CEO and Glitter Jedi of Espionage Cosmetics, Jaimie has clearly defined the difference between being bossy and being a boss.  Leadership is learned and it takes commitment to be worth following. You have to walk the walk and grow daily in leading to help others achieve their goals, to build an inspired team that will execute on the vision, and most importantly create a culture where people will stay and grow with the company.

Special thanks to Tina Nole and my family at Larj Media for making us sound like #Bosses

Episode 28: I Don’t Have Small Dreams Period

 

Episode 28 is a recalibration moment for us all. My featured guest the amazing and relentless Jaimie Cordero CEO and Glitter Jedi of Espionage Cosmetics nudges us all to up level our thinking. In “I Don’t Have Small Dreams Period”, Jaimie has a measured determination when it comes to her vision and commitment to grow her company from her spare room in her house(an FDA approved room) to a mainstream contender in the beauty space. We talk how she got started, embracing one's inner Nerd, and listening and loving your customers along the way.  

Special thanks to Larj Media for pushing me to go larj. 

Episode 27: Every North Star Needs a Keel

Episode 27 features a main character in my own Success Bully origin story. My guest is my personal butt-kicker, friend, co-conspirator and #powetribe member, Megan McNally.  As the founder of the F Bomb Breakfast Club, Founder & Principal Attorney of Doyenne Legal and now the CEO of Rhea Media, Megan encourage us to take a moment to be introspective. We all have our “Big Why” to guide us, but what are we doing to keep ourselves balanced along the way.  In “Every North Star Needs a Keel,” Megan and I talk her personal hacks to rule her time, the definition of personal balance, our shared love for Mondays and Fridays as well as the need to surround yourself with a like minded power tribe.

Special thanks to Larj Media for keeping me balanced all day, everyday. 

Episode 26: My Year to Not Give a F**k

Episode 26 is truly an inspiring full-circle moment for me. My guest is my personal butt-kicker, friend, co-conspirator and #powetribe member, Megan McNally.  As the founder of the F Bomb Breakfast Club Founder, Principal Attorney of Doyenne Legal and now the CEO of Rhea Media,  

Megan declared that 2017 was “My Year to Not Give a F**k.” Meaning she has stopped concerning herself with detractors, naysayers and anyone who doesn't believe in her ability to achieve her Big Hairy Audacious Goals. Megan shares with us her entrepreneurial journey (spoiler alert she’s been at it since her tweens), the inspiration behind F Bomb Breakfast Club and her latest ambitious adventure.

Episode 25: Grind When No One is looking

We are wrapping up #ActionAugust! In Episode 25, my guest Rian Buckley CEO and Co-founder of Fitcode, a fashion data company that enhances the denim shopping experience by focusing on fit, not size brings it again. She encourages us all with great fervor to “Grind When No One Is Looking!”

Before she became a powerhouse CEO, Rian was an elite athlete at the University of Washington and a fashion model traveling the globe. Both of those experiences taught her to be disciplined, competitive and a wise ruler of her time. She reminds us there is always going to be someone smarter, prettier, stronger and more talented than you. If you can work harder than everyone else, you’ll get the results.  You have to be disciplined and do the work to win.

Special thanks to Larj Media for all the magic!

Episode 24: All I Want is the Power

In Episode 24 of the Success Bully podcast, we get into it for #AugustAction. My phenomenal guest Rian Buckley CEO and co-founder of Fitcode, a fashion data company that enhances the denim shopping experience by focusing on fit, not size, does not mince her words when it comes to what she wants.  While scaling her fashion tech startup and weighing investment options, Rian stated with such steady determination, “I wanted the power.”  And by power she meant… the power to choose.  We talk about what inspired her to create a solution for a clear problem in the e-commerce space and her goal to remain a cash positive company.

Episode 23: Build, Lead, Mentor… Repeat

On this week’s episode of the Success Bully Podcast, we revisit bonus content from a series featuring two amazing Boss Ladies.  Amy Nelson, Co-founder & CEO of The Riveter and Tina Nole Founder and Executive Producer of Larj Media.

As an entrepreneur, I’m often so focused on that journey that I forget to harken back to my corporate days.  In honor of my corporate trailblazers, we’re revisiting thoughts on active leadership mentorship and taking what you learned or what you want to unlearn when building out your own business. Wherever you are with your journey, don’t forget to “Build, Lead, Mentor… Repeat.”

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Episode 22: Wait… What Happens If You Succeed?

We are excited to continue to move with momentum for #AugustAction! In this episode, we’re tapping into another type of fear.  We often have well thought-out solutions if we fail. What about the other side of the coin?  What happens if you succeed?

I’m thrilled to have Makenzie Davies and Kelsey Dixon, the founders of Davies + Dixon (a bi-coastal digital marketing and brand communication agency) as guests. Kelsey and Makenzie candidly share their shift from the fear to jump to the new found fear of success, defining their co-founder relationship and developing new confidence along the way. 

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Episode 21: Perfection is Procrastination

In this week’s Success Bully podcast, We’re excited to kick off another series. #AugustAction!  This month is all about putting action towards your Big Hairy Audacious Goal. I’m thrilled to have the founders of Davies + Dixon Makenzie Davies and Kelsey Dixon as guests.  Davies+ Dixon is a bi-coastal digital Marketing and brand communication agency. Kelsey challenged us all to view perfection differently... “Perfection is Procrastination.” Kelsey and Makenzie share their coming of age story, making the leap into entrepreneurship, the changing types of fear and most importantly the need to just go for it.

Episode 20: Hope is not a strategy

We’re rounding out our #JulyJumpstart series with the phenomenal Sarah Blankinship CEO & Founder of RightSciences. In this episode, Sarah gives a heaping spoonful of truth, “Hope is not a Strategy.” Hope is simply not enough for entrepreneurs, female founders, goal driven individuals, visionaries and badass alike.  It’s all about daily actions that ladder directly into your Big Hairy Audacious Goal.

Special thanks to Larj Media for turning my hopes into action.

Episode 19: A Strong No A$$hole Rule

We’re more than halfway through the #JulyJumpstart series.  I happen to listen to my own podcasts and I will say I keep coming back to this series for a shot in the arm.  In Episode 19 of the Success Bully Podcast, Sarah Blankinship, CEO of Right Science and Co-Founder of CEO Wattage shares a personal mantra that is near and dear to her heart.  She has “A Strong “No A$$hole Rule” when it comes to building an influential network or courting investors.

It has worked out brilliantly as she has successfully navigated pivots, bootstrapping, international expansion and disruptive seed round in a highly regulated industry.

Special thanks to Larj Media for always abiding by the rule.

Episode 18: What’s your 300 words?

The #JulyJumpstart continues with more mic drops from Sarah Blankinship, CEO of Right Science and Co-Founder of CEO Wattage. In Episode 18 of the Success Bully Podcast, we are challenged yet again.  Sarah shares her experiences pitching investors, preparing and winning pitch competitions and her desire for each of us (small business owners, founders, and individuals alike) to choose your 300 words to define the problem, your solution, your total addressable market, how you are going to ship it, scale it and ultimately win.

Special thanks to Larj Media (www.larjmedia.com) for giving me far more than 300 words.

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Episode 17: Start The Thing

It’s never too late to “#StartTheThing.” We’re kicking off a series called the #JulyJumpstart.  While most people would lean into the lazy days of summer, we here at Success Bully encourage you to start on new goals or recommit to your plans in progress. In Episode 17 #StartTheThing of the Success Bully Podcast, we have a special guest. In this series, the amazing Sarah Blankinship, Founder and CEO of RightSciences and Co-Founder of CEO Wattage shares her journey from technologist to unintentional entrepreneur.

Despite challenges and setbacks with raising VC funding, bootstrapping a business and navigating the tumultuous waters of a highly regulated and misunderstood industry, Sarah candidly shares her recipe to keep winning.  In part 1, Sarah speaks directly to those would be entrepreneurs, scalers as well as accepts her own challenge to “#StartTheThing.”  We’re pleased to report she has already completed her challenge.

Special thanks to Larj Media (larjmedia.com) for pushing me to #StartTheThing

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