Ep 61: From tragedy to transformation with Jennifer Vondran

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Last Friday, I attended Kathy Bass’s red carpet premiere of “Entrepreneur, the movie” at Aloft Houston Downtown. I had the privilege of seeing the pre-screening back in December, but this event was taken to whole other level. I’m talking red carpet, a delicious gin cocktail called “Curation” by Roxor, great food and a room full of entrepreneurial minded people. It was great night and was honored to be a part of this event.

A special thanks/kudos to Kathy Bass who was on episode 56 for the invite and for giving herself permission to share her story with the world. Amazing job, my friend!

On a different note, let’s get to today’s episode because this one is live and one of those unexpected conversations you luckily stumble upon while being at the right place, right time.

In this episode, I chatted with Jennifer Vondran of Keystone Scientific (The Applied Solution) where we discussed networking, being a first time entrepreneur, and how we’re both big Rocky fans. True Story. One of the most vulnerable moments in this conversation was when she shared a tragic moment in her life that transformed everything. Take a listen.

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Ep 60: Why Good F##king Design Matters with Brian Buirge

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Today, I dig into the vault of ever green interviews and pull out an episode I recorded back in 2014. Yup, you read it right. Back in 2014, I interviewed co-founder of Good Fucking Design Advice, Brian Buirge who delivered so many “value” bombs that I had to share with you.

In this episode, you’ll discover

  • Why you should just start and stop thinking
  • The importance of connecting with others
  • Why Design Matters
  • And more…

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Ep 57: Who’s Holding You Accountable with Ozeal

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Hope you’re having a great week. Ready for Christmas? Yes? No? or I’m over it already? Frankly, I haven’t been in the Christmas spirit this year. Maybe because Houston’s fickle weather doesn’t allow me to OR it’s just gotten too watered down with over-consumption BS. Probably it’s a mixture of the two. Anyhoooowww…..

In today’s episode, I go SOLO to share with you something I’ve been thinking about lately. Far too often, we go on this entrepreneurial journey laser-beamed focused with our blinders on. Oblivious to everything around of us. Some of those things are vital to our success, but they go ignored because we’re in “hustle” mode.

I had a coffee meeting with a entrepreneur friend of mine who prompted me into becoming accountability partners.Without hesitation, I said “Hell Yes, let’s do this”  I’m not sure what took me so long to look into my inner circle and find someone who could hold me accountable for all my actions or inactions.

Real talk! We all need some ONE who can hold us accountable. All the successful people we know have coaches and people that put them in check. Keeping them focused and on task. So why do we put off the great benefit of having some one like that in our lives? Forget the reasons. Bottom line. Find accountability partner ASAP.

Not only will you be held up to your own fire, but these particular conversations can teach you a thing or two about your business. It can teach you ALOT about yourself. What do you need to work on personally, emotionally, and as a business person?

In this episode, I share more about the conversation I had with my new accountability partner and how it inspired me like no other. Take a listen and please feel free to share your thoughts below.

Cheers and have a great Christmas!

Ozeal

Ep 56: The Struggle Is Real with Kathy Bass

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As you know, the name of our podcast is called “No Permission Needed,” because it represents a tribe of individuals who decided to say yes and start a business or a movement behind a purpose/passion.

In today’s episode, I had the honor of sitting down with Houston-based entrepreneur, Kathy Bass, who is a branding expert and the director of the movie, “Entrepreneur, the movie” I had the privilege of seeing the pre-screening of the movie and chat with Kathy about the blood, sweat and tears she had to endure to get this movie done and delivered. She gave herself permission to do something different and capture the essence behind the modern day entrepreneur.

Did I mention this is our first official LIVE podcast episode?!!

Kathy and I spoke right after the screening and got mad REAL about the movie, the struggle of an entrepreneur, hobbies, and many more topics I know you can relate to. I want to give a special shoutout and thanks to Kathy for the pre-screening invite and spending some time with me afterwards to chat on the podcast.

Be sure to say hello to Kathy on twitter @ladieswhobrand

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Ep 54: Solopreneur Life Before Monetization with Tom Hemerka

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I’m super excited to share this episode with you for a few reasons. I have interviewed many successful entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and content creators on this podcast, but I haven’t had the opportunity to get in the trenches with a solopreneur who is currently in the “early grind” of their journey.

I connected with Tom Hemerka via a mastermind group I’m currently in. We met recently at a live event and instantly became homies for life. Yes, I used the term “homies” After learning more about his business and getting to know Tom personally, I was fascinated by his keen sense of simple strategizing, and his unselfish demeanor to give massive value to anyone who’s willing to connect with him. A rare trait and something that stood out from him in our first introduction.

In this episode, we dive deep into solopreneur life before monetization. Tom isn’t making money from his passion project yet, instead he is focused on building his community one instagram follower at a time. With over 100k followers on instagram, Tom is taking his mission at Pastry Elite with a laser beamed, social media strategy to build a massive audience (Don’t believe me, check for yourself) before launching any kind of business model. Quite impressive!

You’ll be inspired his Tom’s hustle and be reminded by the simplicity needed to start a business. You don’t need all the answers. You don’t need to learn every aspect of online marketing. You don’t need all the bells and whistles to be successful.

And you definitely need permission to start your movement.

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