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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
In this week’s Success Bully podcast, I give you some tips to pull you back from the edge of illogical despair. I’m going to share snippets of actual conversations with real people that I had in the past week. Their names and storylines have been changed to protect their identities (I have always wanted to say that). I’m fairly certain we have all been there… Spinning out of control based on a completely hypothetical scenario that has less than a 1% chance of it actually happening as you have described it. Grab your bullhorn and step in as your own best hostage negotiator with these simple steps to get back on track.
Special thanks to Larj Media (larjmedia.com) for giving me a fancy bullhorn.
In Episode 15 of the Success Bully podcast, I would like to nudge you gently out of your warm cave of comfort. Literally, all of the magic, excitement, change, development, and growth lies in your discomfort. I know that sounds a bit squishy and possibly metaphysical, but it’s true. Whether you’re a founder scaling a kickass business, a junior staffer navigating the next phase of your career, an artist sharing your latest work, you are going to have to put yourself out there. I give you some simple techniques to get you started.
Special thanks to Larj (www.larjmedia.com) Media for pushing me waaaayyyy out of my comfort zone.
In this week’s Success Bully podcast, we take an honest inventory of our 2017 goals. Now that we are officially at the midway point, where are you with your New Year’s Resolutions? If you are kicking ass and taking names, I applaud you and I encourage you to dig a little deeper to see if you can blow things out of the water. If you have fallen off that wagon and are currently being dragged by it, let’s look at those forsaken goals. I challenge you to get clear on one damn thing.
On this week’s episode of the Success Bully Podcast, we again throw caution to the wind and deviate from the most electrifying 5 minutes of podcasting to bring the third installment of our series featuring two amazing game changers. Amy Nelson, Co-founder & CEO of The Riveter (the newest women’s co-working space in Seattle and soon to be 20 other locations nationwide) and Tina Nole Founder and Executive Producer of Larj Media (the premier podcast production house that develops content for celebrities, thought leaders and brands alike) get into the importance of trusting YOUR Gut.
On this week’s episode of the Success Bully Podcast, we deviate from the most electrifying 5 minutes of podcasting to bring the second part of our series featuring two amazing Boss Ladies. Amy Nelson, Co-founder & CEO of The Riveter (the newest women’s co-working space in Seattle soon to be 20 other locations nationwide) and Tina Nole Founder and Executive Producer of Larj Media (the premier podcast production house that develops content for celebrities, thought leaders and brands alike). We talk in-depth about the catalyst behind making the big leap into the great unknown world of entrepreneurship.
Special thanks to Larj Media for taking the leap with me.
On this week’s episode of the Success Bully Podcast, we deviate from the most electrifying 5 minutes of podcasting to bring you a series called “Fearless Factor” featuring two amazing Boss Ladies. Amy Nelson, Co-founder & CEO of The Riveter(the newest women’s co-working space in Seattle soon to be 20 other locations nationwide) and Tina Nole Founder and Executive Producer of Larj Media (the premier podcast production house that develops content for celebrities, thought leaders and brands alike) discuss sloughing the imposter syndrome and the sage advice to “Fake It Till You Make It.”
Special thanks to Larj Media for helping me to Fake it and Make it simultaneously.
On Episode 10 of the Success Bully Podcast, I’m putting you on high alert. I’m asking you to “Be on Your Guard.” I want you to put your goal/vision in a fortified castle with a moat and drawbridge. Around this castle, you have an extensive armed guard the keeps watch day and night. As you’re working on the next big disruptive piece of technology, finally writing your screenplay, making a radical career change, launching a global business destined to touch the lives of millions, there will be naysayers who will not understand your vision. It's up to you to protect your vision!
In haunting like fashion, I can hear one of my wise mentors say, “If you don’t A-S-K, you don’t G-E-T.” In this week’s Success Bully podcast, I discuss the “Ask.” If you could ask for something that would put a jetpack on your back and propel you to your goal, what would that be? In my practice, I have seen a common theme of “Not knowing what to ask for” or “Asking too small.” I am challenging you to think about your golden egg as well as what you bring to the table.
In Episode 8 of the Success Bully Podcast, I yell “Oh Hell to the No” from the rooftop in my finest attire. When was the last time you simply said no? Just plain old no. Not no without a long explanation and a powerpoint that included an addendum. Exercising your right to say no to demands on your time, your energy, and your emotional bandwidth is an important tool for supercharging your goals.
In this week’s Success Bully podcast, I get naked...emotionally.While digging into the subject of self-improvement, I had to clean up my own yard before I can truly be of value to others. In a moment of emotional nudity, I found my own new perspective and stability. I promise you won’t cry.
In this week’s Success Bully podcast, I congratulate you on your pure brilliance. You are an intelligent world-changer! You have the ability to process, plan and navigate like a super computer. It’s truly magical. Remember… Intellect is a double-edged sword. The biggest strength has a tendency to be the biggest crutch for inaction. I encourage you to spend less time thinking and...more time doing.
In this week’s Success Bully podcast, we discuss the difference between a dream and a goal. Dreams are fancy thoughts with no intention behind them. Goals are taking those dreams and putting real effort and intention behind them. I chat some simple tips to shift you from daydreaming to goaling.